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Albert Lea Sunday Tribune (Newspaper) - April 10, 1979, Albert Lea, Minnesota Vol. 82, no. 85the evening Tribune single copy 20 Coots Albert Lea Minnesota tuesday april to 1979 lists 181 580 12 pages 4-3 vote Council rejects liquor License limit by Chris Manahan Tribune staff writer it appears the Only Way the City of Albert Lea will limit it number of off Saie liquor licenses is by an initiative referendum clause in the City charter the charter which allows City voters to vote on a proposed ordinance if the Council fails to approve it was mentioned As a possible recourse for City off Sale liquor store owners by mayor o h Hagen following mondays Council meeting where a limit on been sea was Defeated 4-3 Hagen said a proposed ordinance limiting licenses could be brought to the Council again if a petition has signatures equal to to percent of the number of City voters in the last election if the Council favourably on the fails to act proposed ordinance. The measure would be put on the next general election ballot of would become Law if approved by a majority of voters if petition signatures equal 15 percent of the number of voters in the last general election and ordinance introduced to allow certain types of gambling Here an ordinance clarifying what types of gambling Are Legal in the City was introduced monday by fifth Ward councilman Ron Sorenson who said the ordinance would clarify a situation created by a state statute in effect the past t i years allowing Bingo paddle wheel tip boards and Raffles when approved by local governments the ordinance was sought by local clubs who met with City attorney James Broberg and City manager Paul Sparks to draft the proposal licenses for gambling could be issued Only to a fraternal religious veterans or any other organization which is a nonprofit corporation has been in existence at least three years has had at least 30 Active Mem hers in each of the preceding three years before the License application and leased real estate or owned real estate in the City in which the non profit corporations meetings have been held for the three year period preceding the License application licenses would be for one year and be applied for to the City clerk who would refer the application to the City police chief fire chief and building inspectors for their recommendations the City Council would act on the application Between 30 and Iro Days after it is filed the organization would be required to designate one of its Active members As a a a gaming manager who would manage the gambling devices and operation of Bingo and file All reports required by Law Sparks told the Council monday the situation now is a a too vague to enforce the the any stadium to run in red panel told St Paul. Minn. A any new sports stadium in Minneapolis or Bloomington or even a remodeler metropolitan stadium will operate in the red unless there is some form of Public subsidy a Minnesota House committee was told monday. Don Poss executive director of the metropolitan sports facilities commission told the House local and Urban affairs committee that two factors led to that conclusion the first. Poss said is that previous Revenue projections were based on professional football. Baseball and soccer teams paying rent equal to 25 percent of Gate receipts now it s believed this is too High and the news highlights toll heavy in store fire Bucharest Romania apr fire swept through one of Bucharest a biggest department stores the Victoria Early this morning and unconfirmed reports said As Many As 200 persons were feared dead or injured some jumped from third Story windows witnesses said. Two helicopters hovered overhead apparently poised to Rescue some of the people trapped in the building authorities did not report the extent of the injuries and there was no official word on How Many people died in the Blaze. But witnesses said they saw scores of ambulances Rushing victims from the scene. Tanzanian forces attack Nairobi Kenya apr Tanzania unleashed Jet fighters artillery and rockets on Kampala today in what appeared to be a major and perhaps finals Effort to capture the capital of president Idi Amin. Frightened residents of the capital said Tanzania Mig-21 jets tried unsuccessfully to rocket a major ugandan ammunition depot in the City but struck the area of maker Ere University instead. The air attack came near the end of a night of shelling by tanzanian forces located South of and Southwest of the City. Guerrilla action in Nicaragua Managua Nicaragua apr guerrillas manned barricades in Northern Nicaragua after two Days of fighting in which 41 were reported killed but vacationing president Anastasio Somoza said a the country is under the guerrillas erected barricades six feet High in the streets of Esteli 90 Miles North of Nicaragua to Block military vehicles and pinned Down troops in the Barracks on one Side of the main Plaza refugees fleeing the City of 30,000 said. Nursa May Gat Job Back Willmar Minn. Apr a male nurse at the Willmar state Hospital charged with alleged sexual misconduct May get his Job Back if the state personnel Board goes along with the recommendation of a state hearing examiner. Hearing examiner Steve Mihalchick has recommended that John Deruyter a registered nurse at the Willmar facility until his dismissal on May 26, 1978, be reinstated to his position or an equal position in another department or division without loss of pay. Deruyter was initially charged with four counts of alleged sexual misconduct with patients but the criminal charges were later dismissed. Mihalchick ruled there was not just cause for debut Era a dismissal. Subsidy approved for stat zoo St. Paul Minn. Apr a state Senate finance subcommittee monday approved a $5.8 million Dollar taxpayer subsidy for the Minnesota zoological Garden in Apple Valley Over the next two years. The subcommittee also approved a recommendation by the state finance department not to bail out the zoo s troubled 1.4-mile Monorail program until 1980 when the legislature will have had a Chance to see How it operates. The lawmakers agreed to eliminate a ceiling on zoo admission prices and granted a special $350,000 request for maintenance funds that were not in the budget recommendations submitted to the legislature by gov. Al Quie. Signs of leniency in Iran Tehran Iran apr islamic courts sent four royalist officials to the firing squads Early today but the revolutionary tribunals showed their first instance of leniency by giving a police torturer a prison sentence instead of death and freeing 16 others on probation. Col. Houshang Tavana a former martial Law administrator in Tehran was the 20th official of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi a regime to die since executions resumed last thursday after a three week suspension. Teams cannot afford 25 percent the second Factor is that interest rates on stadium Revenue Bonds will probably be about 7.5 percent instead of 6.74 percent As projected last year the added costs mean that the $55 million domed stadium in downtown Minneapolis would Auire an annual subsidy of $1.6 lion rather than the $1.3 million subsidy envisioned when the fight began last fall. Poss gave these figures for the subsidy which would be needed to operate other stadiums Over and above the rents paid by the teams a a $45 8 million uncovered Multi purpose stadium in Bloomington would require an annual subsidy of $750,000. A a $44 9 million football soc cer stadium in Bloomington a $1 million subsidy a a remodeler met stadium increasing its seating to 65,000 at a Cost of $40 million a $940,-000 annual subsidy a a $25 million proposal to remodel the met and increase its seating to 55,000. An annual subsidy of $263,000 Poss emphasized that the subsidy for All the stadium projects would be smaller after a few years and eventually could be phased out. New ordinance would enable Ealice to better enforce the Gam Ling restrictions in the City. He said in other action the Council deferred action on whether to introduce an ordinance to rezone about to acres of a 19 acre planned development District pud to r l allowing for 21 single and or two family Homes. Lobe built. The property on the West Side of Edgewater Bay. And East of Hwy 13 is now undeveloped but is proposed for a subdivision the Council delayed action until a plat for the property is developed and approved by the planning commission fifth Ward councilman Ron Sorenson said he was concerned about what would be done with the remaining 9a acres of the area when the to acres is rezoned the planning commission is expected to take up the planned subdivision question at its april 26 meeting an amended Beer sales ordinance restricting non profit organizations Selling of Beer in City Parks to j m. Snyder Field was approved the ordinance allows the City Council to approve a a temporary. On Sale licenses to non profit organizations seeking Beer sales the organizations must file insurance policies with the City for $300,000 one person liability and $300,000 More than one person liability with their application to cover possible liability from sales Beer sales at the softball Field were sought by the Albert Lea softball association to increase its num Ber of outside tournaments and the Revenue brought in. For softball Field improvements the Council fails to approve the proposed ordinance the measure would he voted on in a special election not less than 30 Days or More than 45 Days after the Council action county auditor office figures list the number of City voters who voted in november at 7.282 ten percent would require 729 petition signatures. 15 percent would be signatures Hagen who opposed the limit monday said it is apparent the direction of the Council is against setting a limit he cited the july 1977 vote by the Council refusing to set a limit and recent approval of an eleventh off Sale License As indications the Council does not want a limit voting against the proposed ordinance were Hagen. First Ward councilman Harry Brown third Ward councilman Marvin Wangen and fifth Ward councilman Ron Sorenson voting for the proposed ordinance were second Ward councilman be Steiner. Fourth Ward coun oilman Frank Uden. And sixth Ward councilman Arliss Bachtle prior to the Council action attorney Bob Goldman representing some of the City s off Sale liquor store owners said surrounding cities have License limits he said Albert Lea has a greater per capita number of off Sale stores than other communities. Citing Austin. Owatonna. And Faribault As having fewer off Sale liquor stores than Albert Lea increasing the number of licenses. Goldman said would reduce the slice of pie possible for each store and a creates a temptation Quot due to Competition that May Lead to practices liquor store owners would not have considered otherwise Goldman added that the coun cil would not he acting on something not already voted on by residents a november 1976 advisory referendum requesting a limit was approved by 138 votes out of 5 Oto cast Dallas Brea Mer. Owner of Skyline package liquor and Robert Cotton owner of City liquor told the Council they supported the ordinance a i would like to remind you Gen Hemen communities around us do have an said cot ton answering Why Albertl a fails to have a limit when other cities do. Sixth Ward coun Cilman Ron Sorenson said after the meeting. A each City has to adopt what they feel is right for their City i am voting the Way my constituents ask me to vote m a a eth Bir n s a ii a in return Home a Ronald Black carries the suitcase and his wife Yvonne holds their 18-month old daughter Lisa mane As they return to their Home near the disabled three mile Island nuclear Power Plant late monday afternoon. Congress told nation cannot stand another nuclear Accident Washington apr Ltd soph Hendrie. Chairman of the nuclear regulatory commission told Congress today the nation s nuclear Power program could not survive another Accident like the one at the three mile Island Plant a we cannot tolerate accidents of this kind and we must take whatever Steps Are necessary to prevent Hendrie testified at the Start of hearings by the Senate nuclear regulation subcommittee the hearing will focus on Why the arc did not take charge at three mile Island until three Days after the Accident. Hendrie recommended several Steps to prevent a recur rence of the Accident that nearly forced a mass evacuation in Cen trial Penns Lama. More emphasis when reactors Are licensed on the Power company a ability to handle a possible crisis a Quot substantial upgrading Quot of training of reactor operators to Deal with possible emergencies greater emphasis on safety measures and regulations Hendrie told the panel that a we cannot have an acceptable nuclear Power program in this country if there is any appreciable risk of events of the three mile Island kind occurring at nuclear sen Gary Hart a Colo. The subcommittee chairman has proposed having teams of fed Era i nuclear specialists Avail Able to Rush to nuclear plants at the first sign of a mishap the chief of a Federal advisory committee said a gauge Readmo problem May have contributed to the Accident and could pose a similar Hazard at More than 40 other reactors of the same general Type Hart has said he will introduce a Bill requiring the arc to Monitor continuously All commercial atomic reactors either by Remote control or by having an inspector on the Sites teamsters talks resume today House committee okays Del tax Relief plan St Paul. Minn. A the House tax committee today approved a $177 million Del sponsored property tax Relief program on a 16-13 part line judge lord guarded after phone Calls Minneapolis a u s District judge Miles lord has been under the Protection of armed guards following a Call from a Man lord is sure was suspected murderer John Hartmann. A the did no to threaten anybody but As far As in a concerned his calling is threat enough a said lord of the Call taken Friday night by his wife. A i had him before me in court off and on Over about seven years. A the last time was about a by or year and a half ago. He some Hareas Corpus petitions and wanted damages from people who incarcerated him he did no twin any of Hartmann an inmate of the Security prison in St Peter has been missing since last thursday when he left unescorted on a pass he is suspected in but was never convicted of the death of Theodore Foth in 1951. After Fothas body was found on a burning bed in Hartmann a room instead Hartmann a wife filed a petition for his commitment to a mental Hospital and after a civil hearing he w As found mentally ill and dangerous the Nicollet county sheriffs office said the car Hartmann and a woman he had left the Hospital with were believed to have used was found at the min Neapolis St. Paul International Airport vote Independent republicans argued that property tax Relief should be considered As part of an omnibus tax Bill which also includes income tax Relief an attempt by rep Robert Searles. In Orono to add some $435 million in income tax cuts and pension tax reductions to the Bill was rejected on a 16-13 vote which again ran along party lines. Rep. Harry Sieben Del Hastings chairman of the tax committee and chief author of the property tax Bill said he would take the Bill up thursday before the full House Lake aeration hearing set a Public meeting on the aeration of Fountain Lake will be held 7pm thursday at the Multi purpose room in the City Center officials from the Minnesota department of natural resources will be on hand for the discussion period gov Al Quie is scheduled to announce his property tax Relief proposals thursday and re publicans argued that the committee should delay action until lawmakers hear the governors recommendations quiet a budget includes a $575 million tax package which concentrates on income tax reductions Sieben said the governor ignored property taxes Searles told newsmen that House republicans will Block passage of the property tax Bill on the House floor. A it will be blocked a he said a it does t mean their is against property tax Relief we re not a the Del and in each control 67 seats it takes 68 votes to pass a Bill in the House Searles said the tax committee should put together a bipartisan Bill which includes property tax Relief and the governors tax package. He questioned whether the state could afford a $177 million property tax Relief program but predicted there would lie near unanimous support if the property tax Relief was scaled Down somewhat Washington it a it the teamsters Union and the trucking Industry resumed contract talks today and Union president Frank Fitzsimmons said he hoped the two sides could reach agreement before the end of the Day Quot we made some Progress monday and we Hope to Complete it today a Fitzsimmons said before talks got under Way on a new contract that would end a 10-Day shutdown of the trucking Industry the work stoppage has hit the Auto Industry particularly hard Federal mediators kept the two sides bargaining for la hours monday before the talks were recessed after Midnight Quot we have made some Progress a chief Federal mediator Wayne Horvitz said after sending negotiators Home for a few hours sleep a i am pleased by that but we do have a Long Way asked about reports that he offered the two sides new proposals of his own to break the dispute Horvitz said Quot that s he declined further comment one source who asked not to be identified said earlier that both sides had shown a new willingness to Compromise their differences and were making headway toward an agreement under the direction of mediators the source said he was Quot very encouraged but cautioned that difficult issues remain unsettled the talks were the Fust since the two sides broke off negotiation last Friday and mediators avoided bringing representatives of the Union and Industry together in the same room instead. Mediators met fir to with one Side and then the other in an attempt to find an agreement the two sides were reported on the verge of a contract settlement once before Iii their negotiations. A few hours before the teamsters old contract sex pin d at Midnight March u hut the Deal collapsed. Largely in a disagreement Over the unions demand for Semi annual Cost of living increases and the team sters launched strikes against 73 selected companies workmen s compensation Bill meets resistance loss of Federal Grant scuttles troubled teenagers program inside the Tribune j comics. 8 family Page. 5 crossword. 8 opinion Page. 4 deaths la bridge.12 sports. 6 daily to guide. 8 Horoscope. 2 area weather forecast a mostly Cloudy tonight and wednesday with a Chance of occasional Light rain. Lows tonight around 30. Highs wednesday in the mid to upper 40s. Chance of rain 20 percent tonight and 30 percent wednesday. High temperature monday 40. Low temperature monday 20. By David Housewright Tribune staff writer a request by the Freeborn county welfare and court services departments for less than $10,000 to support a shelter care program for troubled teenagers As been denied apparently because the Federal government has run out of Money. Freeborn county applied for $9,691.46 to finance the largely Volunteer program through the Federal governments Law enforcement assistance act last december. But it has since Learned that there is no More Money available to establish new programs through the act. That Means most county status offenders a juveniles who commit offences that would not be considered offences if they were adults a such As truancy curfew violations and runaway a a will have to be transported to detention centers in red Wing and Sauk Centre at considerable expense to the taxpayer. Under the shelter care Gram the juveniles would be sed in Freeborn county by Volunteer families trained to Deal with their special Brand of problems. The departments will submit another application for funds sometime this summer. But the application is not expected to be acted upon until january 1980. The shelter care program was born of a state Law effective aug. I 1978, which a prohibits status offenders from being detained in secure facilities jails a for More than 24 hours. The recent local policy is to not keep status offenders in jail at All. This puts a tremendous physical and financial Strain on the welfare and court services departments. The Only other facilities open to them is red Wing for boys about 115 Miles away and Sauk Centre for girls. 201 Miles away. Not Only must a staff worker spend a Day transporting a juvenile to those places it also costs the county $51 a Day to Purchase space for the juvenile. A you can end up with a Heck of a lot of Money out the window a said Ray Reese director of the welfare departments social services unit. Quot it comes to $357 a week for one kid and that a not counting the expenses for the staff workers time and transportation costs. It does no to take Long to run up a couple of to forestall those costs and to make life easier for both the welfare and court services staff and the juveniles Reese and Gary Altfillisch devised a shelter care program which would employ Volunteer families. People participating in the program would be Given special training in such areas As child development stress teenage behaviour and human sexuality. They would also be paid a Small fee for their on Call time the families would be on Call 24 hours on a rotating basis As Well As a per diem rate for the time the teenager spends with them and expenses. Reese said about a half dozen families and groups had shown an interest in participating in the program and Reese told them that they would be contacted As soon As the Money to finance the program was approved. A but As a result of the denial we Haven to been Able to set up any kind of training program Quot said Reese. A everything is at a the departments Are sending some of the less problematic county status offenders there were 56 detained Here in 1978, 30 male 26 female to Foster Homes until a shelter care program can be established Quot generally a Foster care Home is a part of a treatment plan Quot said Reese a perhaps there had been family problems and we use this As one Means to work them out but shelter care is basically a holding facility for someone who is awaiting a treatment a also most Foster parents Are very concerned about taking in teenagers because the teenagers Are More action orientated Quot Reese added a a they re Uncertain As to what the kids could do. Teenagers Are into a lot More than an eight or nine year old kid. They have a greater potential for More serious problems. A a that a what the training part of the shelter care program was All about a Reese said St Paul Minn a a legislative proposal to reduce the Cost of workers compensation premiums fell victim to labor management wrangling in the state legislature on monday the proposal a Bill listing 57 changes in the current workers compensation Law was recommended by a study commission the commission had been established by the 1977 legislature after employers complained of High rates but in its first test vote the proposal did no to Farewell employers opposed three of the Bill a provisions and the Senate employment committee agreed with All three criticisms one would have created a state reinsurance fund to take Over for private insurers when workers compensation payments to an injured employee exceed $50,000 sen Steve Keefe commission chairman believes that provision would lower rates significantly but it was decried As Quot creeping socialism a by in legislators and business spokesmen. Employers also criticized a provision that would create a state fund that would compete with private insurers that provide workers with compensation insurance in Minnesota and they criticized a recommendation to put the ceiling on weekly benefits to temporarily disabled workers at 200 percent of the states average weekly salary a twice As High As the present ceiling the committee also altered two provisions opposed by organized labor. One would have withheld Cost of living increases to employees collecting workers compensation payments until after the 104th week of the disability the other would have reduced benefits to widows and widowers by half the amount of their yearly earnings beginning two years after their spouses died the result was a Bill criticized As a a Wash by some and praised As a a thoughtful Coni Promise by others both labor and business representatives agreed the Bill probably would not tie Able to deliver the Promise that it would reduce workers compensation insurance rates by 25 percent within five years of you have an Eye for real value you la Quot Eye Quot the classified ads regularly 1967 Ford Van for Sale Low mileage like new Call xxx xxx for More information sold the von the first Day. You too can be a satisfied wont and customer. Dial 373-1411 to Ploce your of today

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