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Albert Lea Sunday Tribune (Newspaper) - July 22, 1979, Albert Lea, Minnesota The vol t2, no. 171 single copy 30 conf it sunday at Hort Loo. Man Novota. Sunday july 22, 1979tribune uses 181-580 a r w w w w \ w a w 34 pages do Neon attacks Carter s Choice Bismarck. . Apr a former Energy advisor to Jimmy Carter says the appointment of a Deputy Secretary of defense As the new Energy Secretary could endanger americans civil liberties. The president accepted the resignation Friday of Energy Secretary James Schlesinger. Who said Deputy defense Secretary Charles Duncan would succeed him. A president Carter has continued with his War analogy into the Energy crisis Quot said Jim Benson who advised Carter on Energy when the former Georgia governor was running for president. Quot the frightening thing about this is that anyone who comes to the department of Energy at this time with a military background is going to find it very easy to infringe on our civil liberties in order to defeat this perceived Energy enemy a he said in a Telephone interview. Bridge gats groan Light Wabasha Minn. A because no Higgins Eye clams were found it appears construction will get under Way on a new interstate Bridge spanning the Mississippi River Between Wabasha and Nelson wis. Joe Mead Rochester a Minnesota department of transportation spokesman said Friday a Survey done by the National Bio Center corp., St. Paul indicated there were no Higgins Eye clams in the River at the Bridge site. There were 20 different species of clams head said but none was on the endangered species list. Storms Pound stat apr City streets were flooded and several Homes were damaged when thunderstorms paraded across southwestern Minnesota late Friday. In Redwood Falls Strong winds overturned a Mobile Home blew the roof overhang off a House and uprooted several Trees about 4 30 . The sheriff s office said the town got four inches of rain in less than an hour and there were several Power outages. The National weather service Friday issued severe thunderstorm warnings for Murray Lyon Redwood Southern yellow Medicine and Eastern Renville counties. No push for nuke site in state St. Paul a the director of the Minnesota pollution control Agency says she sees no Federal Campaign to locate a nuclear waste disposal site in Minnesota. Terry Hoffman responded to concerns expressed by a Minnesota environmental group the North Star chapter of the Sierra club. An attorney for the group said a draft environmental Impact statement on nuclear waste disposal seemed to favor an area in Minnesota near Monticello and two areas in Wisconsin. Quot to Date our Reading of the environmental Impact statement has provided no indication that Minnesota is actually being considered As a special site for radioactive wastes Quot is. Hoffman said. Gun pro erupts at Rod Lako red Lake Minn. A gunfire erupted on Northern Minnesota a smouldering red Lake Indian reservation Early today. A number of shots were fired at the Bureau of Indian affairs Bia Law enforcement head quarters in a three hour period before 5 a.m., and Bia police returned the fire said authorities. James Stevens acting Bia superintendent on the reservation which was the site of a destructive weekend of violence in May said no one was injured in the Exchange of gunfire. Inside the Tribune comics. Crossword. Opinion Page. Bridge. Daily records. Family Page. 5 16 markets 7 deaths. 4 sports. 8 to guide 25 Horoscope 5 austins revamp a Small but successful editor s note the following is the first of two articles on downtown development projects in the area. Tomorrow s article will discuss the Mankato and Rochester mall projects by Chris Manahan. Tribune staff writer Quot when you re alone and life is making you lonely you ran always go when Petula Clark Sang those lyrics in the 1960�?Ts, downtown needed some favourable publicity. Central business districts were in danger of dying during the decade of Quot the new people moved away from the City and shopped in malls built on cheaper land with free parking what to do to counteract the decay of downtown became a major local Issue in several communities. In 1969, a new mayor was carried into office in Rochester on a wave of opposition to a planned downtown Urban renewal project. During the �?T60s, Mankato began its first study of its now completed and heralded multimillion Dollar enclosed downtown mall. Both communities still Are grappling with downtown development projects. Mankato is half done with its proposals while Rochester is still waiting to Start. Rumblings of a possible downtown development in Albert Lea has increased the interest locally in other communities who have faced their downtown problems one of those towns chose a smaller less expensive and what was Felt to be a More appropriate route in developing their downtown. Austin Austin was faced with a Quot clearly declining downtown when it received $1.5 million in Federal funds in 1974 it used the Money to carry out a Quot Street scape Quot plan for the heart of the City scentral business District. The Effort was a a relatively simple and straightforward solution according to Kermit Mahan director of austins housing and redevelopment authority it Era Mahanes office applied for the Federal funds through the Urban renewal neighbourhood redevelopment program the acquisition of substandard and dilapidated buildings relocation of building tenants and capital improvements such As the pedestrian mall and Fountain area were financed by the Money. Mahan describes the open mall Ltd Street scape As a Way to invite people downtown with a pleasant atmosphere created by Trees benches Brick sidewalk a Fountain restrooms and a clock Tower in addition to making the downtown More inviting. Mahan said the project reduced the amount of traffic along main Street which runs through the developed area a Northwest bypass was used to Siphon off cars driving through downtown to get somewhere else rather than shop one part of the project left up to downtown businessmen was the double of off Street parking stalls downtown merchants within a parking assessment District Are paying Back an estimated $200,000 used to acquire and pave off Street parking lots. As far As the reason for the Small size of austins Effort when compared to enclosed malls such As Mankato Mahan explained Quot the downtown City and Era recognized Austin did not have to have a Block by Block demolition our problem was spot renewal and off Street parking close spot rental was taken care of through demolition of some buildings and an estimated $500,000 in private investment by individual merchants to improve their own buildings improvements included Back entrances facing Public parking lots. Tenants in some demolished buildings were relocated to peripheral buildings surrounding the a a heart of the project improving those areas the downtown Effort was part of a larger project. The $1.5 million also went toward housing rehabilitation Grants and Loans for a 30-Block residential area adjacent to downtown the residential ingredient in the Grant application allowed the City to qualify for the funds the most important contributor to the Success of the project said Mahan was the downtown project area committee which Quot shared a tremendous amount of the committee was made up of downtown merchants the City Council told downtown businessmen a if you want it Well assist you. Well get Federal funds for you but you better be part of it Quot said Mahan. By involving the downtown businesses the City made it a downtown business project rather than just a City Effort he said. There were difficulties planning the project design what was difficult Mahan said was the consideration of traffic problems and the transportation system to allow Access to downtown w Hile maintaining a Friendly pedestrian atmosphere Quot often a City pays too much attention to window dressing and not to said Mahan the pedestrian mall has been operating one full year looking Back Mahan Call the City s failure to get on the bandwagon for Large Urban renewal projects a Quot Blessing in disguise a the City considered a project similar to Mankato but was not Given the Money the Federal government had switched its emphasis from downtown improvement to residential areas by the time Austin applied that refusal Quot made us take an honest and hard look at w hat makes Mahan said Quot planning becomes a function of Money a in tuna photo an invitation a benches and Trees situated. Along the streets in the Quot heart of the project area Are meant to invite pedestrian traffic downtown. More pictures on Page 2. Pope John Paul la Quot successively and to fulfil the desire manifested by the in s Bishops conference to make a pastoral visit and another invitation from president Jimmy Carter the Pope will spend some Days in that nation Quot the announcement said that in accepting an invitation from the Irish Bishops conference the pontiff will make a Quot pastoral visit to Ireland from sept 29 toot. the announcement did not say How Many Days the Pope will spend in the United states nor give any precise travel plans a Vatican source said. However the Pope might spend four or five Days there Vatican sources had said Friday that besides new York the polish born Pope was Likely to visit Chicago and Philadelphia both with Large polish communities and Washington where he would Confer with Carter it would be the first visit by a a Pope to the White House John Paul la w ill be the second pontiff to visit the United nations Pope Paul i addressed it in 1965 and president Lyndon b Johnson visited him in new York upstairs who cares i All modern apartment �?6 rooms from 2 to 3 bedrooms close in Perter ably adults Quot this apartment was rented right away through a classified of in the Tribune Many apartments rooms and houses Are rented this economical effortless Way. Of you have property for it into Money the easy Way list your rental in the classified columns of the Tribune. To place your of just dial 373-1411 ask for an experienced classified of writer to help you word your and for Best results. Finishing touches a firemen Are pictured a they pour water on the remaining embers of a fire that destroyed 21,000 chickens in Pickerel Lake it ref can photo township Friday night. Firemen from Albert Lea township Alden and Conger battled the Blaze which did an estimated $50,000 damage. Fire destroys 21,000 chickens More than 21.000 chickens valued at about $50,000 were destroyed along with the barn that housed them in a fire Friday night in Pickerel take township the chickens were owned by Northern hatchery of Beaver dam wis and were being cared for by Richard Ochs of Pickerel take township who is a contract grower for the hatchery the building was located next door to Ochss residence about three Miles Southwest of Albert Lea. And was owned by Ochs Mother in Law. Mrs Neil ack Lund the fire was noticed by a neighbor at about 6 45 p in. Who called Albert Lea township firemen according to investigators the building was completely engulfed by flames when firemen arrived through the Freeborn county fire departments association Mutual Aid pact firemen and equipment from the Alden and Conger fire departments were also called to the scene Albert Lea township fire chief Howard it Bud it Nelson estimated that some 45-50 firemen were at the fire Tanker trucks from the three departments hauled water to fight the Blaze from the City of Albert Taa w Ater system Nelson said a preliminary investigation by himself. State fire marshal Jerry White and the Freeborn county sheriffs department indicated that the fire started in an electrical connection in the building s water pump he said a More thorough investigation would be completed when insurance company investigators arrive. Ochs said the chickens were 17-week-old pullets that were three weeks away from laying he said that As a contract grower he feeds them from Darold Chicks to maturity and then they Are transferred to an egg laying operation Washington Apt hav my parted company with five of the 12 members of his Cabinet president Carter turns now to a promised shakeup of his White Louse staff if Advance speculation proves accurate the staff changes will be less dramatic and sweeping than the resignations in Little More than 24 hours of five men who have been with Carter since the Start of his administration with longtime Carter associate Hamilton Jordan already elevated to White House chief if staff the two other georgians closest to the president a press Secretary Jody Powell and chief lobbyist Frank Moore a seem High Rise group drops North Broadway site Likely to emerge As influential As Ever indeed there have been re ports Powell and Moore May be Given enhanced responsibilities Carter ended his Cabinet housecleaning Friday with the acceptance of resignations by Energy Secretary James r Schlesinger and transportation Secretary Brock Adams after the final announcement. Carter told reporters Quot i am Well pleased with All the changes that have been made every single change has been a positive change there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that i and my administration will now be better Able to serve this country Quot in a two minute appearance in the White House press briefing room a he would not answer cations the president said transition in his Cabinet would be handled in orderly fashion with remaining vacancies to be filled without de Lay but on Capitol Hill. Senate assistant Republican Leader ted Stevens of Alaska said the continuing shakeup indicates to him Carter Quot May be approaching some mental problem Quot Quot i done to think he a crazy but the pressures Are so great that in a worried that he might be having some sort of break Stevens told reporters White House press Secretary Jody Powell dismissed the Ste Vens statements As a not worthy of comment Quot and two democratic Senate leaders. Alan Cranston of California and Rob Ert Byrd of West Virginia took Stevens to task for even making the remarks with the exception of attorney general Griffin b Bell. Schlesinger was the Only departing Cabinet officer to have his resignation accepted by Carter Quot with regret news highlights j court Rojo cts Kollor s plod Tallahassee Fla. Apr the Florida supreme court has unanimously rejected a request from convicted killer Howard Virgil Lee Douglas to delay his execution scheduled for thursday but Federal courts still could intervene the justices decided 6-0 late thursday to reject Douglas request for a stay of execution. His attorneys promptly won a hearing tuesday before District judge Ben Krentzman death penalty opponents were optimistic the execution would be blocked by Kevin Sweeney Tribune City editor Albert Lea trades and labor senior housing. Inc. Has dropped a Block on North Broadway Avenue from consideration As a site for a senior citizen High Rise apartment buildings Altern her vat chairman Agitta Board of directors of the group confirmed saturday reports that the group had changed its application to the department of housing and Urban development Hud for funding for the project. The reports Friday said the North Broadway site was no longer under consideration for the project Bob Goldman attorney for the trades amp Tabor group which would be the sponsor for the building did not confirm or deny the report he did say the option on the site had expired. Quot we Are waiting for Hud to Tell us in writing some things they told us Over the phone until then we can to react we can to talk about it any further Quot said Goldinak saturday. He said in formation a Mim rate Mowl after my confirmation was received Horvei also said that the direction the group will take is Uncertain until Hud Quot firms things the North Broadway site had been the trades a labor group s Choice in an application Given preliminary approval by Hud last year Hud had earmarked about $3 million in september to allow an 82-unit High Rise building to be built trades and labor would sponsor the project. But just before the final approval was to come through. Hud raised objections to the $380,000 land acquisition Cost trades and labor included in the project. Trades and i a Bor was caught in a bind unable to lower the pries it had offered to landowners on the site trades and Tabor tried to get to the City of Albert Lea to make the area a tax increment project which would allow the City to buy and Clear the land and sell it Back to trades and labor senior housing Bonds for the project would be paid off with increased tax Revenue from the project but the City Council was unwilling to go along until questions on the Cost of the project and the length of time needed to pay off the Bonds were answered jury finds Caldwell innocent Pope visit . To Harriot. It member Minn it Vlf it a a jury saturday acquitted Marjorie Caldwell of first degree murder charges in the 1977 slayings of her adoptive Mother. Duluth heiress Elisabeth Congdon. And her night nurse. Velma Pietila the innocent verdict was returned shortly after 11 30 a in today the jury was in its second Day of deliberations when the verdict was reached mrs Caldwell a 45-year-old Golden. Colo. Woman had been accused of plotting the june 27. 1977, murders with her husband. _ of Stew could claim an inheritance estimated at $3 4 million Roger Caldwell was convicted of the murders last summer in Brainerd and is serving two con current life sentences in Stillwater prison the trial which began april 2. Was the longest in Minnesota history the jury took less than to hours to reach a verdict in the trial which covered 3 a months of testimony and More than 700 pieces of evidence Vatican City a Pope John Paul la will Fly to the United states oct 2 to address the u n general Assembly and will stay in America for several Days at the invitation of the Bishops conference and president Carter the Vatican announced today John Paul s visit to the United states will be preceded by a Quot pastoral visit Quot to Ireland sept 29-oct i it will be the first time in history a Pope will visit Ireland the announcement was made Public by the Vatican spokesman the Rev Romeo Panciroli. It said Quot accepting a formal invitation by the u n Secretary general Hurt Waldheim. Pope John Paul la will visit on oct 2 the Headquarters of the u n in new York and will address the Otral Ai Tambly at Che arson Izat Lon state s senators blast Midsummer massacre1 Minneapolis a members of Minnesota s con Gressional delegation report bipartisan dismay at president Carter s ousting of five Mem hers of his Cabinet Quot i guess i am still baffled it is such an amateurish sort of performance i can to believe this is happening in the office of the president of the United said sen David Duren Berger a Republican Quot i just Hope he knows what be is doing and will pick up the momentum he started last sunday Quot Durenberger added fellow Republican sen rude Koschwitz said the firings were inconsistent with Carter s observation in his Energy speech sunday that he had to get closer to the american people Quot after telling us that he draws the wagons around the White House so very Boschwitz said he called Carters actions a Quot kind of Midsummer and said that Quot apparently anybody who disagreed or who said something the other Georgia Guys did t want to hear got pounded out Quot Quot its like the Captain firing the Crew of the titanic after they have hit the iceberg Quot said 1st District rep Arlen Erdahl r Minn Quot the Only ones he is really listening to Are the Good old boys the Georgia mafia we keep hearing about a Erdahl said rep Tom Hagedorn. Minn. Also said the wrong Cabinet members Are leaving particularly transportation Secre tars Brock Adams and health education and welfare seen tary Joseph Califano a a Patricia Harris was not too hot at Hud housing and Urban of development it now they Are going to put her in charge of a department hew to times bigger a Hagedorn said Quot after in a years we Are having on the Job Iraq neg All Over again Quot third District Republican rep Bill Frenzel said the chief casualty of the whole thing is the president Quot reacting with panic and hysteria is not the Way to handle the Frenzel said Quot he would have been better advised staying with the sunday night theme asking people to help him work with a very difficult situation Quot rep Bruce Vento a Minn. Was unhappy with the report of Califano a departure rep Martin Sabo. D Minn. Said the Cabinet dismissals left him Quot a Little confused Quot he said most Mem hers of Congress had thought the Cabinet was relatively Able rep Richard Nolan. 6th District Democrat said the president reshuffled his Cabinet poorly conveying uncertainty instability and indecision rep James Oberstar. 8th District Democrat referring to Carter s sunday speech on National television said. A i would have done it the other Way around i would have got my House in order and then announced my plan for the Amer ican people Quot White House staff is next

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