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Albert Lea Sunday Tribune (Newspaper) - October 7, 1979, Albert Lea, Minnesota The vol.82. No. 236 single copy 30 Conti Xiv xxx Xiv sunday Albert Lea Minnesota sunday october 7, 1979tribune uses 181-580 38 Paget protesters launch Seabrook attack Seabrook. Map Waves of up to Soo anti nuclear demonstrators charged against a 10-foot, barbed wire topped Fence today in their attempt to occupy the Seabrook nuclear Power Plant state police repelled them with tear Gas. Mace nightsticks and fire hoses state troopers from five new England states and National guardsmen wearing Gas masks and standing shoulder to shoulder behind the Fence poked protesters through the Fence with nightsticks threw tear Gas canisters Over the Fence and sprayed Mace through it there were no arrests and no serious injuries reported although some demonstrators were knocked to the ground there were about i Joo demonstrators at the site hut Only about inn attacked the Fence at a time the demonstrators attempted to throw Hack the canisters and one landed at the feet of state attorney general Thomas hath and safety commissioner Richard Flynn who were observing the fray protesters cheered As the two men coughed and wiped their eyes troopers and guardsmen wearing riot helmets went outside the Chain link Fence and pushed the demonstrators Back with Batons Thev also tried to grab wire cutters and strip away Gas masks and plastic worn by the protesters for Protection against the two Eye irritants the defenders of the $2 6 billion Plant also turned fire hoses on the demonstrators soaking troopers and guardsmen outside the Fence too the demonstration sponsored by the coalition for direct action on Seabrook began on the Oceanside Plant shortly after Dawn when the demonstrators milled about the Fence area for almost an hour before several isolated attempts were made to break through demonstrators Cut a Hole in the Fence hut were confronted by several state troopers with police dogs the demonstrators immediately moved away from the Fence troopers quickly patched the 8-foot-by-8 foot Hole in the Fence the demonstrators drying out after an Early morning rain used the inner tubes and rafts to form Pontoon like Bridges enabling them to Cross the Muddy Marshland to reach the perimeter of the $26 billion Power Plant the coalition for direct action at Seabrook sponsor of the demonstration earlier said it expected As Many As 2.000 inv testers to join the attempted occupation Dayton Duncan a spokesman for the state said some National guard troops were supporting the estimated 25ft police on duty by setting up a communications system troopers were on hand from new Hampshire. Maine. Massachusetts. Rhode Island and Vermont Barry Feldman. 25. Of Boston said before the assault the num Ber of police present May increase the time it takes the demonstrators to get onto the site the demonstration Marks the fourth major action involving civil disobedience at the Plant Seabrook which is being built by a consortium of utilities headed by Public service co. Of new Hampshire has been a focal Point for anti nuclear demonstrations for the last five years news highlights nuclear emergency plan changes announced by Quie Stewart woman kilted in crash Stewart Minn apr a Young woman from Rural Stewart Minn., was killed Friday night when the car she was driving overturned on u. S. Highway 212. Authorities said Wendy Kay Wiechman 19, was dead at the scene of the crash near Stewart. The Accident happened about 1 20 . The victims sister Sarah Ann Wiechman. 7, was injured attendants at a Hutchinson Hospital said her condition was listed As serious the death raised Minnesota s 1979 Road toll to ass compared with 780 a year ago. Appointed wants Short torm St. Paul apr the St. Paul City Council will take up tuesday the approval of a City appointee who wants her Job to end quickly. Mayor George Latimer appointed Alice Murphy to head the City s new Energy office funded with a $280,000 Grant from Northwest area foundation. Quot i Don t Ever want to be a department a is Murphy said Friday. Quot i want to work myself right out of this business in a year say or two or Latimer said the new office will Back up his committee of too. A citizens group organized in mid August to study St Paul s Energy situation for too Days and then recommend Energy management and conservation measures. Milwaukee Road plan approved Washington apr the interstate Commerce commission has approved plans for seven railroads to take Over service on the Western lines of the financially ailing Milwaukee Road in a separate action Friday the inc approved freight rate increases for the Railroad Industry effective oct. 15. The service Dan for Milwaukee Road lines running from Miles City mont., to the West coast would go into effect As Early As thursday depending on the outcome of legislation on Capitol Hill and a hearing in u. S. District court in Chicago on tuesday. Under the Ioc plan service on the lines West of Miles City would be taken Over by the Burlington Northern the Chicago and North Western the Curtis. Milburn and Eastern the Illinois Central Gulf the Soo line the Toledo Peoria and Western and the Union Pacific. Gunman kills two students Columbia s. C. Apr a gunman opened fire at a Homecoming weekend party in a University of South Carolina dormitory Early today killing two students and wounding five others a University spokesman said. About too people were in the room at the High Rise Bates West dormitory when the Man started firing a pistol shortly after Midnight. A Campus police spokesman said Mark Houston a 19-year-old student from Columbia was charged with murder in the shootings. Officials said Houston was arrested without resistance at nearby Allen University where he had a Cousin. A .32-caliber revolver was found at the same time. Police said several persons at the dance apparently knew Houston. Pork Plant closed South St. Paul Minn. Apr some 200 employees were Laid off at the Iowa pork industries inc., Friday when the company shut its Plant after failing to reach a contract agreement with a meat cutters Union. Local p-4, United food and commercial workers Al Cio struck sept. La and a Skeleton Crew of supervisors had been slaughtering near the capacity of 3,000 hogs daily. Elliot Weinstein operations director of Iowa pork a Parent firm. Weinstein International corp., Minneapolis announced the closing. It happened he said Quot As a result of the inability of the Union and the company to come to a workable agreement in the opinion of he declined to comment on issues outstanding. Amtrak Sar Voca gats rap lava Denver apr attorneys for Kansas and Minnesota have won a three week reprieve for three Amtrak trains scheduled for elimination. In a 2-1 decision Friday the 10th u. S. Circuit court of appeals stayed a Federal judges decision to end a temporary restraining order that would have allowed Amtrak to cancel the Lone Star floridian and North coast Hiawatha trains. The effect this latest ruling has on Minnesota service is that St. Cloud Staples and Detroit lakes will retain daily service temporarily. Earlier this week the Amtrak Board rerouted its Empire builder which had served a Southern route through Willmar Morris and Breckenridge onto the Northern route through St. Cloud Staples and Detroit lakes the route also served by the North coast Hiawatha. Willmar Morris and Breckenridge have been without Amtrak service since tuesday. C inside the Tribune assault repulsed a anti nuclear protestors invading the Seabrook n. H., nuclear Power Plant site flee As a tear Gas canister explodes at their feet As state police and National guardsmen tried saturday to Stop them from breeching the fences around the Plant. Pope arrives in Washington by George . A religion writer Washington a cheered by thousands. Pope John Paul la brought a message of peace and Hope today to the capital of a nation that president Carter says is suffering a moral and spiritual crisis a i am looking Forward to meeting the leaders of this Young and flourishing country in the first place the president of the United the 59-Vear old pontiff said on his arrival in Bright Sunshine at Andrews air Force base. My. After a flight from Chicago the Day before he celebrates a huge outdoor mass sunday climaxing his week Long United states tour the Pope resplendent in White Rode through an open limousine through downtown Washington waving to the thousands of spectators along the route with an estimated 12.00ft persons gathered outside he said a mass for i too local priests at St Matthew s Cathedral where the funeral service for president John f Kennedy was held nearly 16 years ago the Pope exhorted the worshippers to learn from Mary Quot to be always faithful to Trust that god s word to you will be fulfilled. And that nothing is impossible with god Quot next was a meeting with Carter amt his family the first White House visit by any Pope and receptions for nearly 7.500 government and Church dignitaries on the North and South lawns of the executive mansion an estimated 35.000 to 40.000 persons were on hand when tile Pope landed in a u s Marine helicopter at the reflecting Pool facing the Lincoln memorial on his arrival he was greeted by vice president Walter f Mondale. W to told him a you truly touched our nation soul Only a special Man Cix Iid do this you have unleashed the Best most generous sentiments within us you have Given us new hopi and new courage Quot after also greeting secretory of state Cyrus Vance. White House National Security adviser Zbisniew Bre i ski and the roman Catholic archbishops of Washington and Baltimore the Pope walked along the Airport Fence waving Ami shaking hands with some of the 6.000 persons who cheered and chanted Quot John Paul. John Paul a at one Point he lifted a baby Over his head and embraced a Small boy who ran out from the throng in his at morning mass for local priests at St Matthews the Pope urged the faithful to Quot continue to look to Mary As the Model of the Church As the Best example of the discipleship of Christ Quot she. said is Quot United with the Church at the most difficult moments in her history. When attacks on the Church become most threatening Quot Early today City officials reported that Between 4000 and 5.000 persons had already Goth ered on the mall the 125-acre metro Council approves stadium Revenue Bond Sale Parkland Between the Capitol and the Washington Monument when the Pope will celebrate the final mass of his american tour sunday fief Ore a crowd sex peeled to total one million or More w or shipers that would be the largest crowd Ever to gather for an event in Washington but overshadowing it in size was the exultant shoulder to shoulder throng of i 5 million persons that packed Chicago s Grant Park Friday afternoon for a papal mass it was the biggest crowd of his nine Day Pilgri Mage to Ireland and the United states the 59-year-old pontiff was a taskmaster in Chicago preach ing a firm traditionalism Tern pored by a Quot love that builds Bridges Quot he reaffirmed roman Catholic prohibitions against birth control abortion homosexuality and mercy killings but he w As also a fatherly and Loving conciliator Quot love is the Power that gives Rise to dialogue in which we listen to each other and learn from each he said in his Kornily at the open air mass a let love then build the Bridges across our he urged As a chill wind from Lake Michigan whipped his Pristine White and Gold vestments and stirred his Gray hair earlier in the Day. In an unprecedented meeting with the Bishops of the troubled la s Church. John Paul quoted their own words in charging them to maintain strict Church doctrine in Oshua against contraception a ban ignored by an estimated wiper cent of american Catholic couples during his tour the Leader of the w orld s 700 million catholics has also upheld Church teachings concerning priestly continued on Page 2> St Paul. Minn a gov Al Quie says he will be making three major improvements in Minnesota s nuclear emergency plan in the Wake of the Accident tuesday at the Prairie Island nuclear Plant but jute said Friday that he Felt the plan Quot generally worked Well a the plan was triggered after radioactive steam escaped from the no t generating unit at nor Thorn state Power company s Plant in red Wing quaff had ordered a review of the state emergency plan last Spring in the Wake of the three mile Island Accident in Pennsylvania the to Page plan was submitted to the nuclear regulatory commission aug 30. Anil approval was expected by january Quie outlined the three changes he will make in the emergency plan at the Capitol news conference first he said the state health department must re Reivo radiation Levels More quickly from nip a system of radio telephones must be set up from the Plant to health de part men Headquarters in min Neapolis rather than relying on Telephone Contact second the health department teams must get to the Plant area More quickly if there is an emergency jute said monitoring equipment will be placed Alivaro a state patrol helicopter so inspection teams can be Over the Plant within minutes it is important for the Public to know that state officials do not rely solely on information from the utilities to make crucial decisions during an emergency Quie said Quot no matter How honest they Utility companies Are people won t accept it a he said third there must he a prompt release of information even if there is no danger to the Public Quot residents near the Plant deserve information As soon As Quie said it will be the responsibility of local officials primarily civil defense personnel to notify residents near the Plant even if there is no danger to Public health Quot we found out now the anxiety level for people who Don t know is pretty quaff said families living near the Prairie Island Plant did not know How serious the Accident was until Thev were contacted by the news Media or heard from friends who had heard broadcast reports under the new policy. Quaff said the governors office will notify the news Media within 15 minutes after the division of emergency services receives its first report of trouble the governor s office waited for More than two hours tuesday before breaking its silence on the Prairie Island Accident papal visit satisfying to Albert Lea pilgrims by Trudy Lebens Tribune staff writer Quot when you re there there is that terrific Charisma his voice has that terrific Timber and it just holds you you Felt As if he was really glad to to there really said mrs Maxine Lambert of Albert Lea As she explained her feelings after seeing Pope John Paul it in Des Moines. Iowa thursday afternoon mrs Lambert had planned on going to Des Moines since she first Learned there was a chartered bus leaving from St Theodore s Catholic Church of Albert Lea Quot i knew this would be my Only Chance to see the Pope and participating in the mass gave me a great feeling of thankfulness and love a she said mrs Dwane it Judith it Hargis of 807 Bridge ave. Said although the Day was cold and Chilly it so emed to her that Quot As soon As Pope John Paul arrived the sky cleaned and it warmed the behaviour of the crowd impressed mrs Hargis Quot of someone next to you thought Vou had been standing too Long they would offer you their chair it was a crowd of Lovely she said a we were about 20 feet from the Pope when he came out to give his Blessing to the people i caught a glimpse of his smiling face it lust stays with mrs Hargis said although they walked about an hour to get Back to their bus six said it did no to seem that Long when asked if she would do it again mrs Hargis said Quot i certainly would Quot Helen Lee had planned on going to Des Moines when she heard the Pope was going to be then Quot it s a once in a lifetime Chance to see the Pope he really was a terrific person As personable d comics.13 markets deaths opinion Page. 4 sports. Bridge ,13 to guide. Daily records.29 Horoscope family Page. 5 .29. 29201617 St Paul a the metropolitan Council has voted to authorize the Sale of $55 million in Revenue Bonds to finance construction of a domed stadium in downtown Minneapolis the 11-5 vote cantle Friday after the Council on votes ranging from 10-6 to 16-0 determined that various conditions had been fulfilled to Clear the Way for the controversial project the final major step for the Council will come next Friday when the Council is scheduled to approve issuance of the Revenue Bonds. By then the Council will know if the Bonds can be sold under a Legal Cloud hanging Over the project. Minneapolis Banks and insurance companies will be asked to buy the entire $55 million Issue. Which would Speed the marketing plan. In addition to cutting underwriters fees from about $1 Mil lion to $440,000. The local marketing plan would avoid the uncertainties of the National Bond Market and would provide the smallest possibility that Sellers could not move the Bonds at the 75 percent interest limit imposed by state Law. Earlier Friday the metropolitan sports facilities commission approved a revised $52.7 million construction Price for the stadium based on a nov. 15 construction Start. The earlier guaranteed Price was $52.4 million based on an oct. 15 construction Start. The commission accepted a $300,000 pledge from the Minnesota Vikings to pay the increased Cost. Meanwhile. Senate majority Leader Nicholas Coleman said he would ask the Minnesota supreme court monday to Grant additional time for an Appeal of the lawsuit brought by Coleman. Senate minority Leader Robert Ashbach and Minneapolis businessman Robert Short. In an order issued late thursday. The High court gave the three plaintiffs until to a m monday to file a notice of Appeal. Briefs must be filed by 2 pm monday and Oral arguments an scheduled for 3 Coleman said the plaintiffs have been denied Justice in the Case because the courts have bowed to pressure and seeded up the judicial process. The St Paul Dufler said there was Quot a great Deal of civic pressure coming from the Minneapolis business a i feel As if i was in the courts of the Atollah Coleman said in a statement Quot but at least the Atollah does t claim to be fair Quot Coleman said a convicted murderer would get 60 Days to file Appeal briefs with the supreme court while the plaintiffs in the stadium Case were Given one working Day he said the High court was placing an impossible Burden on the plaintiffs by requiring them to Snow they had a reasonable Chance of prevailing and that further delays in the project would result in no damages. In addition to that lawsuit the threat of a referendum could present another Legal problem for the stadium project. The metro Council was urged by sen Jack Davies. Del min Neapolis. To make the proceeds from any Bond sales returnable if the City a 3 percent lodging and liquor tax is repealed. Revenue from that tax is being used to subsidize stadium operations Davies filed petitions with 9.-600 signatures with the Minneapolis charter commission thursday and Hopes to get the tax repeal Issue on the nov. 6 election ballot. City clerk Lyall Schwartzkopf has said the tax Issue cannot be put to a vote until Early december Davies said Minneapolis officials Are dragging their feet on the referendum. Quot it City Hall decides to get it on in november it can be on in he told the Council. If a vote is held in december after stadium construction has started. City attorney Robert Afton says potential damage the City would be liable to pay could Homecoming Parade seventy six trombones and a handful of flu lists led the big Albert Lea Homecoming Parade Friday. The Albert Lea High school band provided the music and Homecoming Queen Leann Ignaszewski provided the Beauty As the Albert Lea fans rallied for a rousing 28-21 Victory Over red Wing in Friday night s Homecoming game. As the reports had built him up Tobe Quot mrs Lee said she was Able to sit about 300 Yards from the Pope and called the trip a Quot very Beautiful she too was impressed with the behaviour of the crowd Eileen Guildner made the trip to Des Moines on wednesday and camped near the living history farms with her daughter in Law. Kay Guildner and her Mother mrs Agnes in Derlie and mrs Guildner s grandson Greg Sundholm although she is not Catholic. Mrs Guildner also said this was a once in a lifetime thing she wanted to do. She thought the crowd was reserved Quot i thought they i the crowd would be More vociferous although Thev seemed Happy they weren tas spontaneous As i thought they were going to be they had waited a Long time maybe Thev were in mrs Guildner said Quot the Sermon was Nice he the Pope explained the needs and longings of families and that those needs and longings can lie answered by she said although there were Long lines and Large crowds All four women were amazed at the organization and orderliness of the trip All four said they would definitely make the trip again building permits booming a total of i 5 million in building permits were issued in september by the City inspection department the total is almost three times More than any previous month this year three new multiple dwellings account for $797,000 of the september total among the 39 living units contained in the multiple residences approved is the 32-unit Wood Vale v. A Home for mentally retarded residents. Alterations additions and repairs to existing commercial buildings account for $577,300 of the total no single or two family Homes were issued permits in september according to the departments monthly report sofar this year. $4 1 million in permits were issued compared to $6 2 million issued by this time last year Only 15 single family Homes have been issued building permits this year com eared to 40 such permits issued v the end of september. 197r finds Babysitter by using want and this woman Hod no trouble finding a capable Babysitter for a mature lady by placing on and in the Low Cost Tribune want and Section. Wanted. Daytime Babysitter in our Home for mature lady. Hours and Days vary. Must have own transportation. Phone xxxix. This of ran under the help wanted classification for Only two Days. It was scheduled to run in paper six Days. For the same fast Ort Ion Call 379-1411 and place your and. F

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