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Waterloo Courier (Newspaper) - November 22, 1996, Waterloo, Iowa There's still time to get gifts from Iowa's 150th Page Cl Iowa Kennedy stepping down as GOP chairman Page A3 WATERLOO FALLS 50 cents 40 pages 4 sections Sports Friday November Boxer Rick Camlin preparing for Nov 29 fight Waterloo Cedar Falls Iowa Regents OK roof replacement By JON ERICSON Courier Staff Writer AMES The Iowa Board of Regents has given the green light to plan a roof raising at the Now that the regents have signed on the University of Northern Iowa will work with Light Structures Design Consultants of New York to iron out plans for replacement of the dome roof The current proposal calls for a million metal and fabric design The new roof would be self supporting eliminating the need for fans to keep the roof inflated An emergency patch job has kept the Dome open since a December 1994 snowstorm that deflated the roof In September 1995 the regents authorized to pay for the repairs John Conner UNI vice president for finance said the university will negotiate with Light Structures to act as project engineer and develop proposals for the roof replacement Our aim and our target will be to come back to you with a plan and architecture at the February Conner told the regents The project will be funded through insurance surplus funds and fieldhouse revenue bonds The university is still negotiating with its insurer over the settlement from the 1994 deflation The insurance policy is good for up to million with a deductible If UNI goes ahead with the metal and fabric replacement option con- struction would begin in the spring of 1998 The new roof would be in place for kickoff of the 1998 Panther football season State grant assures jobs will stay at New Hampton Sara Lee plant By USA COSMILLO Courier State Editor NEW HAMPTON Sara Lee Bakery's future is looking brighter thanks to a little help from the state county and city The Iowa Department of Economic Development Board has approved a forgivable loan from the Community Economic Betterment Account to assist Sara Lee in a million equipment investment for a new pie line The money gives the plant an advantage over another Sara Lee facility in North Carolina for the expansion It will retain 577 jobs and create 18 new jobs at an average wage of an hour I truly believe that this is what I would consider a shot in the said Jeff Brasch Sara Lee director of operations Not only for the ees but for New Hampton and asaw County What it really does is it gives us needed case volume The more cases of the more jobs you can produce or at least maintain a stable employment level Brasch said there was a recent of layoffs which the funding will neutralize The addition of a pie line to the cake and pastry lines will give the bakery three specialties We now have three areas to Brasch said The future looks bright Without it I was a little worried about this plant I'm very appreciative that the state of Iowa has these types of programs In addition to the state funds ples Natural Gas Co committed in the form of rate the Municipal Light and Plant Board pledged and the City Council pledged to match the CEBA funds New Hampton's economic ment director Herman Meyer can't say enough about the importance of Sara Lee to the city and the county Number one they are without question the best-paying jobs in Chickasaw County Their current employment today is Meyer said If they were to have left town it woUld have been the most ing eerie thing that could have New Hampton is a booming town and much of the boom is due to Sara Lee Meyer said We are aggressively building new homes and we have done a See SARA A8 Now that's one big pothole raff I ftP PHOTO A worker climbs on the tractor of a triple trailer truck that drove Into a section of Interstate 5 that collapsed Thursday In Roseburg Ore Heavy rains caused the earth the northbound lanes to wash out creating a pit The truck driver received minor Injuries Finally tells his side in court SANTA MONICA Calif AP Now he has to tell you In the 894 days since Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald man were slashed to death Simpson has been chased and dis- graced lionized and ostracized charged tried acquitted and sued But one thing he has never done is raise his right hand before God and a jury of his peers and swear to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth That all changes today Simpson becomes the 40th ness on the 19th day of testimony in the case of Sharon Rufo et al vs James Simpson popularly known as the Simpson wrongful death trial He must testify Since he can't be tried again on murder charges he can't use the Fifth Amendment to protect against self-incrimination Judge Hiroshi Fujisaki rejected See SIMPSON page A8 Russian president Yeltsin discharged from hospital MOSCOW AP Boris Yeltsin left the hospital early today to lesce at a government health resort west of Moscow the latest sign of his recovering from heart bypass surgery Yeltsin is expected to stay at the resort for two or three weeks and should be back at work full time within a month said the chief lin doctor Sergei Mironov He Is in a renaissance period now in every sense of the Mironov said at a news conference He is much stronger the pains have dis- appeared He has a different psycho- logical attitude and is joking a lot Even before he left the Central Clinical Hospital the Russian president had been holding meetings and doing some work aides have said Today he met with chief of staff Anatoly who is at the center of a Kremlin scandal Yeltsin suffered a heart attack in late June his re-election July 3 He has been largely sidelined since spending most of his time before his Nov 5 surgery at the health resort Parliament's lower house the State Duma appealed to Yeltsin today to suspend and First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Ilyushin They have been accused of trying to cover up an incident last June when two Yeltsin campaign workers were arrested while allegedly carrying more than in cash out of the main government building Prosecutor general Yuri ordered a criminal investigation on Thursday The office launched another criminal probe today into allegations the former head of personal security service Alexander destroyed classified documents a rival of was fired June 20 the day after the campaign workers arrests The scandal is the latest salvo in the power struggle that has gripped Russian politics during absence from the Kremlin has become the closest aide of the secluded president and many Russians feel he is effectively ning the country Video invasion Customers lining up for arrival of blockbuster Independence Day received about 21.9 million advance orders for movie about aliens attacking Earth By MELODY PARKER Courier Lifestyles Editor The invasion has begun This summer's movie Independence was launched today by in a giving marketing blitz and national video retailers expect to hear cash registers jingle all the way through the holiday shopping season which has released more than 20 million videotapes available for sale during the initial landing also convinced Mart and other retailers to remain open around the clock this weekend to seil the video In the metro area Wal-Mart stores are open now through midnight Saturday Sales are brisk and expected to pick up as the weekend wears on I'd say 8 out of every 10 people bought the video before leaving the store We got in a couple of thousand of the videos and we expect those to sell said a spokesperson in Waterloo electronics department Approximately million is being spent by 20th Century Fox to promote the video received a record 21.9 million advance orders from retailers Walt Disney's animated The Lion King sold 27.5 million copies Retail price is but many local retailers are selling the video for or less I have a gentleman waiting right now at the counter to get said Barb Ramsell Waterloo Target Stores electronics team leader He said he'd just gotten off work and this was his first stop I've had a lot of people call and want to know when it's going to be released She predicts it will be a heavy er throughout the holidays larly since it's priced below ed retail The store has copies in the hundreds and Ramsell expects Target to keep their stores well supplied in response to demand At K-Mart on San Marnan Drive pre-sales advance orders on were pretty says Steve Werner electronics manager We have enough copies to cover demands Werner however predicts Dis- ney's Toy Story will end up on top at the end of the day season Pre-sales were higher on that one We had about 150 more pre-sales on Toy Story than we did on Independence Day stores are also gearing up for the expected demand for and many stores already have waiting lists Independence Day rang up million at the box office With its impact and gonzo special effects the movie captivated audiences worldwide Moviegoers also enjoyed filmmakers Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich's affectionate look at alien paranoia and 70s disaster movies wrapped up in a B-movie plot The swashbuckling sci-fi buster rocketed to a million box-office bonanza in a record seven days and broke another record when it raked in million in only 21 days DAN Courier Photo Editor Sales associates Penny North left and Cory Tompkins ready a display of Day videos at the Waterloo Wal-Mart store for an expected onslaught of sales The video from the blockbuster movie went on sale today and Wal-Mart stores nationwide were staying open around the clock until midnight Saturday to provide every opportunity to get their own copy 1 f Saturday's Forecast chance of snow Complete B6 DS Comics fS Crossword OS Daily Record Horoscopes 05 Lifestyle C7 B7 A2 I Obituaries C2 Opinion 1 Spom
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