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Albert Lea Sunday Tribune (Newspaper) - August 12, 1979, Albert Lea, Minnesota The sundae Tribune vol. 82, no. 189 single copy 30 Conti Albert Lea Minnesota sunday August 12, 1979 uses 181 580 30 pages Minneapolis a a domed sports stadium in downtown Minneapolis a dream for some a Nightmare for others now appears to be nearing reality the Minnesota twins gambled Friday that Minneapolis business interests wanted the facility badly enough to up the Ante. The twins raked in a pot Worth at Leas to million and maybe $2 million More in final hours of closed door bargaining. The twins Board of directors and the metropolitan sports facilities commission both approved the baseball team s 30-year lease virtually insuring that a stadium can now be built. The twins demanded and got to million to pay for new offices and ticket space in the Hubert h. Humphrey stadium. The Money will come from the Minneapolis stadium task Force Minneapolis donned stadium nears reality f and a Dan Eka Ienn a1 Tiu Isi u u Kilt or a a Hilt to Milt inn in a rivals inn of Arfer Urnald hats in a in or Ava Ait has r i a million font or Anh hic no Dan Brutger chairman of the stadium commission said he had foreseen the need and had the commitment in his pocket As he sat Down at the bargaining table. Brutger also agreed to either terminate the team s lease or install air conditioning if attendance Falls off because there is no Cooling in the stadium a i d say we be crossed the major obstacle and the few obstacles that remain Are becom ins minimal a a Brutger said a each Day we re closer and closer Toa new air conditioning is not now planned because engineers say it won t be needed it would Cost 12 million to install and the commission does t have the Money Brutger insisted it won t be needed but said if the twins insist it la have to come from the legislature or private donations if air conditioning is in stalled each team will pay for running it As needed on game Days. Bro Rotger said the air Condi Honing provision is a a Little More nebulous than i like Quot conceding that it would be hard to determine whether the twins lost Money because the stadium was hot or the team was cold but he pointed out that the twins not the commission would have to prove the need for air conditioning the vote reportedly was not unanimous on the seven member twins Board and the stadium commission vote was 7-1 Only Richard Radman a St. Paul labor Leader voted against the lease saying he believes the cast of the stadium May exceed limits set by the Minnesota legislature Kelly Gage. Mankato said he one commission member opposes twins lease St Paul a Richard Radman a St Paul labor Leader was the Lone vote on the metropolitan sports facilities commission Friday against approval of a lease with the Minnesota twins noting two a escape clauses Quot one of them related to possible complaints about Lack of air conditioning Radman asked a does this satisfy the 30-year lease in the Law it seems to More like a three year lease a Radman said the commission should Quot face the inevitable a and Start looking for the 12 million for air conditioning now a you seem to be somewhat of a magician Quot Radman said referring to the commission chairman Dan Brutger a St. Cloud contractor Brutger had come up with la million in private Cash to meet an Lith hour demand by the twins Radman also had reservations about the coat of the stadium suggesting the legislature really meant a is5 million limit. Present estimates Call for construction to Cost at least $61 million although Only $55 million in Bonds will be issued additional funds will come from a former seven county liquor tax the current min Neapolis liquor and hotel tax and interest earned on Bond proceeds Kelly Gage a Mankato attorney also expressed reservations but made the motion to approve the lease a a we be been Down a Long Road and the state has been Down a Long Road to a stadium Quot Gage said the commission meets again next wednesday to approve More details putting the whole stadium question now in the Lap of the metropolitan Council. If the Council approves Bonds will be issued by oct. 15 and construction can begin. News highlights had but he voted to approve the lease he had been one of those originally opposed to a domed stadium Brutger said the obstacles in the path of the stadium Quot Are now at a and said he a optimistic that it will be built and opened in december 1961 As planned Quot the biggest thing was the air Brutger said he said the twins worry that summer nights will be too hot in Ute enclosed stadium driving fans away. However Brutger said engineers and architects believe the Glass fabric roof will reflect 90 percent of the solar heat and that air flow to hold up the roof will keep fans comfortable without air conditioning the Minneapolis stadium task Force is the same business organization that promoted about $15 million in private funds to provide the Industry Square site the Minnesota Vikings of the National football league had signed a 30-year lease earlier signed leases were among 14 conditions set by the legislature before Revenue Bonds can be issued to build the facility one last hurdle probably will be cleared tuesday with an announcement that a financial Angel will buy any unsold tickets to prevent Home game television blackouts the stadium Law requires such a contract provided that fans buy at least 90 percent of the tickets first. The Angel is believed to be the Pillsbury co whose Burger King division has bought up tickets in the past to avoid to blackouts the nil requires that All tickets be sold 72 hours before Gam time so the Benefactor would have to buy whatever is unsold Between 90 percent and too percent the twins lease says they can notify the commission if Lack of air conditioning Quot substantially adversely affects attendance during any of the first three years of occupancy of the commission then refuses to install climate control the team can terminate its lease the lease Calls for the twins to pay 7.5 percent of their ticket Revenue As rent up to i million fans a year the ticket fee then kicks in again after 14 million the twins will get a Kickback on 30 percent of the Concession sales at twins games. The Vikings will pay 9 5 per cent of their ticket Revenue and will get Hack to percent of the take on their concessions the twins have a second escape clause Quot if they fail to draw either 14 million fans or the american league average whichever is less for three straight years they can Termi Nate the lease the league average is about i 6 million the twins averaged i i million in is years of operating Here and have hit 1.4 million four times the stadium will seat 66,000 for football. 54,195 for baseball completion is scheduled for april 1,1962. But teams and com Mission officials Are scheduled to move into their facilities by december 1981 meanwhile the Minnesota press Council Friday considered a complaint against the Minneapolis Tribune by minnesotans against the downtown dome the group charged that the Tribune s coverage of the stadium Issue has been inadequate and biased in favor the stadium. In part because of involvement of the Minneapolis Star and Tribune company John Cowles or chairman of the Board of the company has been a Leader of a task Force fighting for a downtown stadium the company has pledged $3 million toward construction of a downtown stadium in return for certain development rights t on surrounding la the anti dome group did not claim that Cowles interfered with Tribune news coverage of the Issue but said there was a conscious or unconscious Quot pressure on Tribune reporters but Tribune editor Charles Bailey said there was no Bias in the newspaper s coverage adding that Cowles never suggested How the stadium Issue should be covered soybean crop could set record proposed stadium a this is an artist s drawing of the proposed downtown domed stadium against the Minneapolis Skyline. The signing of a lease by the Minnesota twins Friday will apparently end All roadblocks to the construction of the facility. More expected Carter approves staff changes Embarrass not embarrassed Embarrass. Minn. Apr the National weather service disclaimed embarrassment when the temperature in Embarrass plunged saturday morning to 28 degrees nine degrees below the nationwide Low reported by news. Embarrass a tiny northeastern Minnesota Hamlet was said to have sustained a hard Frost in the Early morning hours by 6 45 a m., it had warmed up to 30 above the news meanwhile listed 37 at Warroad Minnas the lowest Reading this morning in the 48 contiguous United states in Minneapolis the news explained that Warroad s Reading was Quot official a a but the Embarrass Low was the thermometer equipment of the cooperative observer at Embarrass is located in a Low lying swampy area of the Community news said and Hasni to been calibrated by the news. The result a news spokesman added could be a temperature that is Quot unrealistic for the area. A a Nolan talks about boat Puoplo St Cloud Minn. Apr help offered by the United states to boat people fleeing Vietnam Only encourages More refugees to do the same rep Richard Nolan. A min said Friday. Nolan who held a news conference when he returned from Southeast Asia was part of a congressional delegation assigned to examine the refugee problem. While Nolan said the . 7th Fleet should no longer be used on a search and Rescue basis he said it should be available for times of emergency. Murder suspect faces adult trial Faribault Minn. A a 17-year-old suspect in the april stabbing death of a 15-year-old Faribault girl was certified Friday to stand trial As an adult. The youths name will not be released until he is actually charged in District court said Rice county juvenile court judge William Johnson who presided Over the certification hearing. Pamela Poole was stabbed to death april 12, shortly after she left a Faribault Hospital where she had gone to visit a sister who had just had a baby. Doctor incl cod on drug charge St. Paul apr a Northwestern Minnesota doctor has been issued Federal grand jury indictment on a charge of illegally distributing narcotics and other drugs. Or. Elmer Lawrence Kruger 55, of Greenbush was charged Friday with writing two prescriptions for Percodani a narcotic similar to codeine and nine no narcotic drug prescriptions for other than legitimate medical reasons. Kruger a general practitioner in the Roseau county City of 787, denied the allegations Friday. He said the prescriptions were written for patients who complained of various ailments including a Man who said he d been in a car Accident and suffered from Back pain and insomnia. Mcgovern says Salt to to ratified Vienna Austria apr sen. George s. Mcgovern said Friday he believes the Salt ii treaty will be ratified by the Senate but expressed concern the .-soviet strategic arms Accord would not result in a a substantial reduction in the South Dakota Democrat said he was worried because a in order to secure ratification the Carter administration might find it necessary to make certain Trade offs in the ratification he said the administration is contemplating new weapons systems that Are not covered by the pact with the soviets and hinted that might help convince critical senators to ratify the treaty. Minneapolis Epa office to close Chicago apr the Chicago regional office of the . Environmental Protection Agency will be taking Over jurisdiction for the Agency a Minneapolis office which is being closed effective sept. 30, the Epa said. Dan Banascek Minnesota coordinator in the regional Epa office said the jurisdiction of the Chicago Bureau will also extend to Minnesota and Wisconsin. Banascek also said the shut Down is timed for a future staff reduction that has been ordered from Washington. He said two of the to employees in the Minneapolis office will be retained there but will report directly to the regional office. Washington a pres ident Carter spending the weekend at Camp David after approving a new realignment of his White House staff is Likely to be presenting More changes in his staff next week the latest shakeup announced Friday by White House chief of staff Hamilton Jordan left Jordan clearly in charge of the White House operation planning More changes and appearing optimistic about the president s re election committee operations Quot these Are decisions Quot Jordan said after disclosing that he worked two to three weeks on the shifts he said he informed Carter of his intentions and won presidential approval and he made the Point that he not Carter was announcing the changes they Are the latest in a series of changes stemming from Carters Domestic Summit conference at Camp David in Early july. By Jordan a forecast they Are Quot the beginning Quot of the shifts in the White House staff itself in his earlier moves. Carter named Jordan chief of staff and shifted five Cabinet members. In a related development Friday the White House said Carter has asked mayor Neil Goldschmidt of Portland ore., to move into his new Job As transportation Secretary next wednesday that would free Navy Secretary w. Graham Claytor to move on to his new Post As Deputy defense Secretary for which he has been confirmed by the Senate. Claytor has been acting transportation Secretary since Brock Adams was ousted in last month s Cabinet shakeup. Goldschmidt is to be sworn in at the Portland City Hall under the presidents Power to make a recess appointments when Congress is not in session Congress is due Back sept 5 and Goldschmidt would still have to be confirmed by the Senate to stay in office under the White House changes announced Friday the Only member of Carters inner Circle senior staff who will leave the White House is Robert j. Lipshutz the White House counsel he will return to Georgia to become co trustee with lawyer Charles Kirbo of the Carter financial Trust and chairman of a group establishing a Carter Library. Lipshutz a Long time Friend of Carter and one of the few White House upper level staff members of Carter s generation will remain in his current Job until a replacement is found. Jordan also announced that Sarah Weddington the president s special assistant handling woman affairs will be promoted to the senior staff As a presidential assistant for political affairs she will continue working with women s issues one outsider Deputy special Trade representative Alonzo Mcdonald. Is being added to the senior group As staff director working directly under Jordan. The shakeup will Send Tim Kraft Carters assistant for political and personnel affairs and one time appointments Sec rotary to the Carter Mondale re election committee where he will become manager of the presidents still to be announced Campaign he will be Given responsibility for running the Campaign taking Over from Evan Dobelle. Who. As National chairman will concentrate on fundraising Jordan said no Date has been set for the president to declare his 1980 political plans a the Campaign is in Good shape Quot Jordan said at an informal news conference in his office Down a corridor from Carters Oval office a they have done a Good Job in raising funds offices Are operating in a number of states in addition to Mcdonald a 50-year-old former International management consultant. Stab an Torres the . Ambassador to the United nations educational. Scientific and cultural organization will join the staff St Paul a Minnesota s soybean crop could reach a record 168 3 Mullion bushels this fall the state crop reporting service said Friday. That would be an 18 percent increase Over last years record crop a 30 percent increase in acreage accounts for the larger production the estimated yield of the current soybean crop is 32 bushels per acre. Down from 35 bushels last year the August forecast for com of 554 6 million bushels is up slightly from the 519 2 million projection last month the current crop is the third largest ranking behind the 643 8 million output of 1978 and the 600 million Buswel crop of 1977 the Corn crop is expected to average 94 bushels per acre compared with 104 bushels last year and too bushels in 1977 the projections Are based on aug i growing conditions the service said crop prospects improved considerably throughout the state during july forecasts for most Small grains Are up from last month the soybean forecast is the first Al int Yribe com is the states no i Cash crop followed closely by soybeans with wheat a Distant third. Based on closing prices Friday at the Minneapolis Grain Exchange the 1979 com crop is Worth $1,33 billion the soybean crop is Worth about $1.17 billion while the wheat crop is valued at $376 6 million. The projected wheat crop of 93 million bushels is Down slightly from last year and is far Short of the record 131 9 million bushels in 1977 the yield per acre of 36 9 bushels is up from 33 6 bushels last year the acreage is Down 9 percent from 1978 Spring wheat accounts for 88 4 million bushels the expected durum crop is 28 million bushels while the Winter wheat crop is expected to total 17 million bushels. The expected Oats crop of 88 4 million bushels is 13 percent smaller than last year but the acre yield of 59 bushels is bushels higher than 1978 total acreage is off 21 percent from last year the projected Barley crop of 38 million bushels has shrunk from 52 million bushels a year ago the per acre yield of 50 bushels is slightly higher than the 1978 output of 49 5 bushels Farmers reduced their Barley acreage by 28 percent this year the first estimate of the season placed sugar beet production at 4 million tons or 19 percent lower than 1978 the projected care output of 16 5 tons is off in 18 9 tons last year Hay production is pegged at 8 76 million tons compared with 8 9 million tons last year the Alfalfa crop is expected to total 7.1 million tons the projected output of 2 92 tons per acre is unchanged from last year no Progress in Duluth Grain strike Duluth. Minn a Duluth mayor Robert Beaud says he a dissatisfied with the num Ber of meetings and the amount of time spent by negotiators in the five week strike of Grain Millers against the eight elevator firms in the twin ports. Beaud and Superior mayor Bruce Hagen called Friday for continuous negotiations adding there should be a move to arbitration if the talks stall a 12-hour bargaining session in Minneapolis thursday Between negotiators for the com panics and the Millers Union brought no Progress said Federal mediator Edward Larson the meeting recessed shortly before Midnight subject to recall by Larson the mediator said no time was set for another meeting and he had no idea when talks might resume Albert Lea Man main character in Book on use of humans in nuclear testing by Chris Manahan Tribune staff writer a a it a starting to fall into perspective Quot says Russell Dann since his life changed 22 years ago Dann has been fighting to find someone to believe what happened to him and 169 other paratroopers aug. 31 and sept. 2, 1957 at Yucca Flats in Nevada. Howard Rosenberg a staff writer for Jack Andersons a the Washington merry go round a and editor for the Washington columnists broadcasts on the Mutual broadcasting network. Is that person c inside the Tribune j crossword. 9 opinion Page. $ daily records.25 family Page. 5 deaths.25 sports.18 to guide.16 Horoscope. 9 a atomic soldiers a that is the title of Howard Rosenberg a left Book about the nuclear bomb to St program the United states carried out sine world War la which involved american servicemen and civilians. The major character in the Book is Russell Dann right of Albert Lea who has been fighting the Veteran s administration since 1957 for disability compensation for radiation related disorders he s experienced since being expo std to two atom bomb blasts in 1957. Rosenberg left Albert Lea saturday after spending a week with Dann at his Home Here the two spent most of the time at a dining room table going Over every minute hour Day and year of Danny a life a before and after 1957 it was in the late summer of 1967, that Dann and his 505th airborne infantry regiment. 82nd airborne division witnessed two atmospheric nuclear bomb blasts one the size of the Hiroshima bomb that ended world War ii. And the other four times larger shortly after he was discharged from the army All but four of Danny a Teeth drop sied out his hair fell out in blotches and he suffered dizzy spells he now has Leuko Penia a Low White blood cell count that causes fatigue and reduces the body a resistance to infection diseases and colds Many say the disorder is a precursor of leukaemia he is sterile has scars on his skin and suffers from arthritic like aches and pains in his joints. In Rosenberg a terms. Dann is one of americans a atomic estimates by the Pentagon says Rosenberg places the number of a atomic soldiers sex by to atmospheric nuclear b tests Between 1946 and 1963. At 250.000-300,000 since 1963, above ground tests have been outlawed in accordance with a .-soviet ban on the tests signed that year but the number of Quot atomic soldiers has increased with a number of underground nuclear tests that Quot vented Quot or in other words came above ground by mistake. Dann s Story of How he and his compatriots Knelt on open group 4,500 Yards away from ground Zero where the bombs were dropped was told to a congressional subcommittee in 1978 the us House subcommittee was investigating radiation effects his Story has also been told a number of times to veterans administration officials and panels in an Effort to receive disability compensation for his problems due to the radiation exposure Danny a Effort to receive the compensation began in 1957 when he left the army and his Teeth fell out for no apparent reason in february Dann s most recent request for compensation was turned Down by the state Veteran administration officials he now travels to Washington d c supported by the disabled american veterans who have the Power of attorney for Dann s Case according to Rosenberg it is doubtful whether the veterans administration will approve the compensation since it is related to radiation sicknesses caused by Low level radiation exposure not Only would 250.000 to 300,000 soldiers and civilians involved in tests before 1963 be potential victims but existing regulations for nuclear Power Plant w orders that allow 67 percent More radiation exposure than Dann experienced would be underwire the economic costs to the nuclear Power Industry of such a decision would make nuclear Energy an even More less economically feasible solution said Rosenberg. His interest in Low level radiation As the Anderson staff writer on nuclear Power led him to the 1978 hearing in which Dann testified. He limited his concern at the hearing to Low level radiations effects which Dann personifies. However he remained interested in the subject of the american military a use of human subjects near bomb tests and continued research after about i1 years an a tide appeared in the june 1979 Magazine written by Rosenberg titled Quot the Guinea pigs of Camp desert Rock Quot a title chosen by the Magazine in the article Rosenberg details the experiences Dann and other paratroopers had at the site Beacon press of Boston asked Rosenberg to expand on the article and write a Book that Rosenberg said will be finished nov 30 the beginning of the Book details the development of this country a bomb testing and the Nevada test site where Danny a army division was exposed to two bomb blasts and where underground tests Are done today. Rosenberg also describes the military services intentions to test Dann and his group for the effects a nuclear blast would have on troops near a blast. Continued on Page 2 want and knocks out budget problems fast when it comes to bringing in extra Cath fast a the want of it the Champ re t k locked out More Tough budget problems than anybody. He does it by finding Cath buyers for musical instruments Power tools furniture a almost any worthwhile thing you can name. Done to go on struggling with your budget. Dial 373-1411 for a Friendly and Tak a and let a want and fight it for you

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