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Albert Lea Sunday Tribune (Newspaper) - September 9, 1979, Albert Lea, Minnesota The sunday Tribune vol. 82, no. 212 single copy 30 Centi Albert Leo Minnesota sunday september 9, 1979 uses 181-580 34 Page Sall big nine schools in mediation with teachers by Kevin Sweeney Tribune City editor when the Albert Lea education association decided to ask for mediation help in its contract negotiations with the Albert Lea school District the local District moved right in line with other schools in the Rig nine conference. A Survey of big nine schools Friday showed All of the districts Are in mediation some of those school districts Are fairly close to agreement so far Only the Mankato District has asked for arbitration the request for arbitration has to be certified by the Minnesota Bureau of mediation services before a bit ration will begin across the state about to school districts Are estimated to be in mediation according to the Minnesota education association Ematile Union that represents most teacher bargaining units in the state the Mea estimates that 102 districts out of the 439 in the state have settled contracts so far. And Only three have been certified for arbitration the rate of settlements is almost exactly the same As it was two years ago the Mea a cogitations office reported Friday. The status of negotiations in the Rig nine districts Are As follows Albert Lea the Albert Lea education association Alea asked for mediation after an aug 23 negotiating session with the school Board negotiating committee an its head negotiator St. Paul at Torney Joe Flynn. Only four of five sessions had been held teachers at the time Felt the Board was unwilling to make concessions in negotiations Over non monetary provisions in the master contract while the Board Felt the teachers no monetary proposals were unreasonable in toe first place salary talks have been left Over until later when non monetary matters have been settled the Alea is presently asking an increase in salaries of about 38 percent Over the next two contract years the Board has offered about 6 y percent a ear. With a salary schedule ased More on Merit raises than length of service with the District. Austin a negotiations have been moving along satisfactorily according to or Bernard w Kaye the Austin school boards chief negotiator. A mediation session is scheduled for sent 25. Which or Kaye said should help Speed up the Pace of negotiations contract language matters have been moving along with both sides changing and adjusting he said Money is the major Issue teachers Are asking a 12 percent increase the first year with a Cost of living adjustment the second year the school Board is offering about seven percent More for the first year with 44 to five percent More the second year. And no Cost of living adjustment Faribault after eight negotiating sessions and one mediation session the Faribault education association and the school District differ on about 16 language articles and Are far apart on salaries according to fir Richard Berge. Assistant superintendent in charge of negotiations some of the non monetary issues Are personal leave teacher preparation time length of the school Day and the school year and a requested leave in us salary discussions the school Board has offered about 12 percent Over two years while the teachers Are asking a much larger increase it 28 percent to 35 percent depending on How the figures Are interpreted. Or Berge said Mankato teachers in the Mankato education association Are asking a 22 percent increase Over the next two years while tire Mankato school Board is offering about six percent according to news sources in Mankato teachers Are also proposing a class size limitation and is making an Issue about How the school Day is set up Contact time with students and preparation time for teachers teachers had asked for a Cost of living adjustment too twit drop Ped it Early in negotiations both sides Are firmly on trenched after about five negotiating sessions and one mediation session arbitration is being asked Owatonna a mediation has been requested but has not yet been scheduled both sides Are continuing to meet without the mediator and May Settle without one according to superintendent David Lan Dewerk the school Board is offering a six percent adjustment per year. And teachers Are not much higher than that at eight percent and seven percent but the teachers apparently wont Settle for less the school Board will meet tuesday to deride if it should meet the teachers demands no other big Issue exists. Lan Dwek said the teachers have asked for dental insurance but the school Board won take on the whole Burden it has offered to pay $5 monthly on an $8 60 monthly Premium for the employee Only not the family. Tin Board has also offered to in crease life insurance benefits for teachers from 515,000 to $20,000 Rei Wing a negotiations have been pretty Good according to by Trandem of the red Wing education association most non monetary issues Are in tentative agreement after one mediation session and salaries Are not that far apart tin Board of education is of feeling a 16 percent increase Over two years while teachers Are asking 19 percent Rochester Money is the matter in Rochester with teachers asking a 25 percent increase Over two years with a Cost of living adjustment in the second year according to Gene Rucker director of employee relationships for the District the school Board has rejected the Cost of living adjustment and is offering 12 percent Over the next two years the District s first mediation session was aug 28 with another session possible the week of sept 18 Winona there have been two mediation sessions and an other is scheduled for tuesday according to Cal hopi District superintendent meanwhile the two sates continue to meet bet Ween mediation sessions 11 opt said about 90 percent of the contract language is settled and the District is waiting for the Winona education association s counterproposal on salaries the Board has offered about seven percent a year Over the next two years Klopf said the in got nations have been very easy in the area of language coaching pay. Substitute teacher pay night school i Lay and summer school pay Lave already been tentatively agreed upon. He said a we re in excellent shape from that standpoint a he said Milwaukee Road could have year end surplus Washington it a it at i ears end the financially Iron led Milwaukee Road could have a Cash surplus of several million dollars the chairman of the interstate Commerce com Mission says. Daniel of Neal made the re Mark Friday at a Senate hearing where Railroad representatives renewed their proposal to end service West of Miles City mont., and Montana Sens Jogn Melcher and Max Baucus urged More time to work out a plan to keep shipments flowing out of their Home state coalfields Quot at the moment we feel fairly confident that they will make it through the end of this of Neal said he said it is possible the Railroad could wind up with Quot some Cash left Over a former Illinois gov Richard b. Ogilvie acting trustee of the Railroad told the Senate Commerce s transportation subcommittee the Milwaukee Cix Iid use up this month the last of $20 million in Federal emergency Aid provided this year he said that i by drawing the funds Over the summer the line has maintained a Cash balance around $10 million throughout the summer Ogilvie agreed with Melcher s assertion that the financial picture will remain about the same in september Milwaukee Road attorney John Rowe said. Quot we re going to need $10 million in emergency funds in the next week or when asked if the Cash situation should remain about the same in october. Ogilvie said Quot by then we won t have any moire emergency funds Avail Able Quot of Neal aides said that with the emergency rail services funds plus $15 million from an affiliate. The Milwaukee land co., and a $5 million Quot favourable Cash flow Quot that the Railroad had not taken into consideration earlier it could wind up with a year end balance of $7 million. The Railroad has filed for reorganization under the Federal bankruptcy act it has renewed an earlier rejected request news highlights before a District court in Chicago to order an Quot embargo Quot in effect an abandonment of All track West of Miles City the line runs to the West coast ship hrs S.C. As Grain Farmers and Coal operators As Well As some Western Sta is and Railroad unions Are trying to organize a group known As Mil Waukee lines West that could take Over the track West of Miles City and keep the trains in Ning Ogilvie and other Milwaukee officials propose to keep open the railroads a score Quot running from Chicago to Minneapolis. Louisville. Kansas City and Miles City this reorganization plan known in its latest version made Public two weeks ago As a Milwaukee could be prof Itable Uliey say in describing the plan to the subcommittee Ogilvie said that it Quot should remove the myth that our efforts Are designed to provide some sort of Windfall for the Milwaukee creditors or that labor has been ignored a a the chief creditors Are Large Chicago Banks Kennedy presidential bid gets family Okay cities protest Amtrak changes Morris Minn. Apr officials from four Minnesota towns decided Friday to ask atty. Gen. Warren Spannaus to take Legal action to Stop plans by Amtrak to reroute the Empire builder passenger train. Morris Benson Willmar and Breckenridge would lose Amtrak service if the plan goes into effect As scheduled oct. I. Amtrak plans to discontinue the North coast Hiawatha and change the Empire builder s Minnesota route to serve cities now on the Hiawatha route. About 40 City officials and state legislators from Minnesota and North Dakota attended the meeting in Morris and passed a Resolution asking Spannaus to seek an injunction against Amtrak. Corrections Board appointment St. Paul apr the appointment of James ii Bruton. White Bear Lake to the Minnesota corrections Board was announced Friday by gov Al Quie the governors office said Bruton 33, was among the four finalists recommended by a task Force from among 92 applicants. He replaces Ronald Byrnes Minneapolis who has resigned from the five member Board. The main Job of the Board is to Grant or revoke paroles. The annual salary is $26,500 Bruton is currently a Ramsey county probation officer. South Africa Probo ordered Washington apr the Justice department says it has authorized a grand jury to begin investigating possible illegal activities within the United states by the government of South Africa. The focus of tile investigation is believed to be John p. Mcgoff a Michigan publisher who has been accused of unsuccessfully trying to buy the Washington Star with South african funds and of using South african Money to buy the Sacramento Union in California. The Justice department on Friday declined to confirm that Mcgoff was the target of the investigation. Earlier this year a South african commission said its government provided Mcgoff with More than $11 million through a Swiss Bank account to buy interests in . Newspapers. Mcgoff has denied acting As an agent of the South african government. Hooting measure introduced Washington a a Bill to provide $1.6 billion in Aid to pay heating Bills has been introduced in the Senate to help Quot men women and children who Are in danger of either freezing starving or both Quot one sponsor says. The Bill would make up to one third of the nations families eligible for Federal monies to help pay heating Bills. Sen. Harrison Williams d-n.j., principal sponsor of the Bill says the action Quot must be done and it must be done 10-cont Post Cord Roboins Washington apr its still going to Cost a dime to mail a postcard despite dreams of a return to the Penny card in the House of representatives. Rep. Henry Gonzalez a Texas at tested to return the nation to the Penny postcard Friday but his Bill died on a voice vote with Only one voice heard to approve. Rep. Bob Wilson d-caiif., observed Quot id like to get the 5-cent Beer Back. I d like to get a lot of things Back that were cheaper in years Back but i done to think we can realistically expect unwonted postal subsidy Washington a a Bill to give the postal service billions of dollars in increased Federal subsidies the Agency says it does no to want has passed the House but is expected to run into More difficulty in the Senate. The House approved the measure on a 350-14 vote Friday. The Bill Calls for the current $920 million annual Federal subsidy for the postal service to climb to $1.1 billion in the fiscal year starting oct. I to $1.2 billion the following year and to $1.3 billion in each succeeding year. Missile plan draws Praise Washington it a it pres ident Carter s plan to deploy the $33 billion my Mobile missile forc e around Quot Racetrack courses Drew scattered congressional Praise but some criticism that the decision is two years late Carter announcer Friday that 200 missiles would be Mounter on giant transporters and shut Fieri among some 4.600 blast proof underground shelters built in Racetrack like patterns on government owned land in Utah and Nevada. The 190.000 Pound missiles the largest in the . Arsenal will he armed with to warheads each and will be test fired for the first time in 1983 the weapons Are expected to be combat ready by 1989 tile system is designed to deter a soviet attack by preventing the russians from knowing where the missiles Are at any Given time Sens. John Tower of Texas Ami Strom Thurmond of South Carolina senior republicans on the Senate Amini services committee said they were pleased Carter had reached his decision but they criticized his two year delay in ordering the weapon deployed a i tvs Pho weekend visit sen. Edward m. Kennedy right and sen. John Moakley arrive at Bostons Logan Airport Friday afternoon from Washington. Kennedy said Friday his wife and Mother have told him they will no longer object if he runs for president. Washington a Juan Kennedy says Shell Campaign for her husband. Sen Edward m Kennedy if he derides to run for president Aik Shell live with him in the White House if he w ins Quot yes i would Campaign and. Of course. Id live in the White said mrs Kennedy who has lived apart from Lier husband for almost two years in an interview Friday afternoon. Mrs Kennedy confirmed her husbands remarks earlier in the Day that she had lifted her once Strong objections to his seeking the democratic presidential nomination a ted said to me. A Jansie. I Don t know what the fuss is All about a and i said. I done to either a a mrs Kennedy asked Iii the Iii ter View if she is enthusiastic about the possibility of a Ken Nody Campaign replied. Quot when and if he announces. Ill say then How i feel but right now i d rather not mrs Kennedy who last year said she is an alcoholic but had stopped drinking has been living in an apartment in Boston where she has been studying music. Kennedy took himself a Little closer to the starting Gate of the 1980 presidential race Friday by declaring that he has received approval to run from two people who have Long opposed it his write and his Mother the Massachusetts Democrat told reporters that he discussed the possibility of his candidacy with his wife and his Mother. Rom Kennedy during the congressional recess last month Quot both my Mother and my wife indicated they would support any decision i would Kennedy said Kennedy reiterated his Post lion that lie is not a candidate but added Quot i am concerned about tile direction of tile asked when he would decide whether to seek the democratic presidential nomination Kennedy replied a i done to have any particular time Frame or any particular Kennedy a family obligations have Long been cited As one of tin major harriers to his seeking tile presidency the news that the once Strong objections of his wife and his Mother have been lifted is expected to encourage the Quot draft Kennedy Quot movements already Active in 19 states Kennedy friends Arni relatives say the family s reluctance to Sci the senator run for president was based primarily on the fear that he would become the third Kennedy brother to lie assassinated S.C. fear has not Lieen erased they say. But Kennedy has convinced his Mother and his wife that it cannot dictate the Way he lives president John f Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas in 1963. And Robert f Kennedy then a senator from new York was assassinated in los Angeles in 1968 during his Campaign for the presidential nomination close associates say the Only thing that keeps Kennedy from entering the race now is his reluctance to Challenge an incumbent democratic president Ami open himself to the charge of dividing his own party for months Public opinion polls have shown Kennedy to be a 2-to i favorite Over Carter for the presidential nomination among democrats and lie also runs ahead of All potential re publican rivals non aligned Summit adds unscheduled Day Homeowner catches burglar with Finger Havana a a. Summit conference of non aligned a Lions moved into an unscheduled sixth Day saturday As african nations apparently blocked an Arab attempt to suspend Egypt for signing a peace Accord with Israel the africans who represent More than half the members Al the 95 nation Summit Are upset with the Aralis because of sky rocketing Oil prices imposed by the organization of Petroleum exporting countries seven of tin 13 open members nations Are Arab conference delegates meet ing around the clock in closed sessions also appeared divided on cuban president fide a As trots proposal that the move ment declare itself the natural ally of the soviet Union Castro chairman of the movement for the next three years despite his Alliance with inside the Tribune Hie soviet Union harshly attacked tin United states. China Ami Egypt in opening remarks monday. On Friday. Nigerian Delegate Henry de Adefop appeared to oppose Castro efforts when he called upon conference mein hers to resist unnamed Quot powerful external forces Quot he said had Quot sought to sow Discoid and division in tin movement a Quot they have so far failed to achieve their pernicious objectives because the Appeal of the Hill aligned movement lies As much in its anti bloc character As it is a visible affirmation of the Freedom and Independence of the third world countries which belong to the Nige Rian commissioner for external affairs told a plenary meeting. About 15 nations led by Liberia Ivory coast Gabon. Senegal and Cameroon Are blocking tie necessary consensus to suspend the government of egyptian president Anwar Sadat in addition to their concern Over Oil prices Many african moderates contend the suspension of a member for pursuing peaceful policies violates the non aligned movement s bylaws. Arab delegates came to the non aligned Summit intent on obtaining approval of an anti Sadat Resolution to discourage others from joining supporters of the a amp David Accord signed by Egypt and Israel and engineered by the United states Iraq an open met bar sought to quell african anger Over Oil prices by offering them Low interest Loans rut sources privy to behind the scenes mane vering said the iraqi Lac tic did not succeed thirteen Arab and african leaders meeting later Friday with zambian president Ken Neth Kaunda. Apparently failed to reach a Compromise despite urging by a Astro. Florida ends fuel hotlines Tallahassee. Fla a with tourism in Florida on the ret Nind gov Bob Graham has ended emergency gasoline hotlines and his travel Erst network of state supplied service stations the governor announced Eri Day cancellation of his july older that extra gasoline be allocated to 87 selected service stations on heavily travelled High ways and operation of a Tollfree hotline for information on the states Gas availability Sanford. Ela a in tile dim Light of his bedroom. Charles Tow be had no trouble convincing the intruder to freeze Quot mister if you so much As move. To re a dead Man Quot Towne told him but when Towne readied Over Tik Man who had been crawling along his bedroom floor to flick on a Light he gave his ruse away instead of holding the intruder at gunpoint tin 45 year old Towne was holding him at Finger Point Quot i suddenly realized in be got my Finger held on this Guy Quot said Towne an artist recalling the thursday morning incident Quot i had to reach Over the top of him to get the switch and still keep in Finger pointed at him Quot la said shaking his head at the memory. Towne Callet his 15-year-old son Buss to the room and armed him with the leg of an antique piano then left the bedroom to Call the police he said the intruder tried to run out of the House hut sat Down again when he could t find the door Tow it then armed his son w Ith an antique Indian War club Quot i said a Russ if he so much As wiggles a whisker hit him w till Towne recalled Deputy sheriffs arrived a few minutes later Gerard Robert Baudy 32, of Bushnell was arrested and charged with burglary to an occupied dwelling police said he was held in lieu of $1,575 Bond Towne said Baudy used to work for him and he said that after the police arrived he began trembling soviet troops Issue coming to head soon Over the incident Quot i suddenly realized if he had had a gun. Lie could have blown me he said a one police officer said to me a or Towne. You re either crazy or the most courageous Man in be Ever seen but Towne was t about to take the incident too seriously. Quot the fickle Finger of Fate strikes he joked Rock Island settlement Hopes faint a Hiu ago a Rock Island officials say there has been no movement toward resolving the walkout against the rail system with striking unions refusing to return to the bargaining table Quot i hate to sound like a broken record hut we have nothing going on Quot company spokesman ted Zirbes said Friday. Quot we have a negotiating team Here and if the Union wants to come in we would he Zirbes said the strike that started aug 28 against the Chicago. Rock Island and Pacific has left Quot a handful of supervisors trying to do the jobs of maintaining Railroad Yards along the 7,200-mile system. At Issue is a Union demand that employees receive retroactive pay raises from january 1978 to the present the Rock Island which has been under Federal bankruptcy proceedings since 1975, says it does t have the Money and refuses to Budge on the Issue comics. .29 family Page. 5 crossword. .26 deaths. .21 opinion Page. 4 sports. .14 Bridge. .27 to guide. .26 daily records. .21 Horoscope. .22 of i ii Ai photo White House briefing a president Jimmy Carter faces a news conference Friday in Washington where he announced plans for a $33 billion deployment of the 200 new my Mobile missiles around protected Quot Racetrack courses in the West. Washington a Senate leaders Are trying to give president Carter a free hand to negotiate a solution to the presence of soviet combat troops in Cuba but May be challenged by conservatives pressing for a tougher stand. The Issue could reach a head in tile Senate As Early As next week with a vote to delay debate on the strategic arms limitation treaty with the soviet Union As Long As russian troops Are stationed 90 Miles off the coast of Florida without mentioning the Salt la treaty Carter said Friday that a firm diplomacy not panic and not exaggeration a is the Way to Deal with the controversy. A growing number of senators appear willing to use the treaty As a negotiating club to Force the 2,000 to 3.000 soviet soldiers out of Cuba. Sen. Jesse Helms r-s.c., said a we ought to have said to the soviet Union calmly get those troops out of there or no Salt sen. Bob Dole. R-kan., said he would press for a vote to Block Senate consideration of the treaty until the troops Are removed or Carter asserts that they Quot pose no threat to the United states or its democratic majority Leader Robert Byrd of West Virginia has opposed Doles move and predicted Friday he has enough support to kill it if it comes to a vote. Quot i think the Senate would appear highly irresponsible if it took the position today that the treaty be taken up until certain criteria Are met a Byrd said. Sen. Frank Church a Idaho chairman of the foreign relations committee said he has found no senator willing to take Issue with his judgment that Salt is dead As Long As russian fighting troops remain in Cuba sen Jacob javits . Ranking cop member of the committee endorsed Carter s statement and urged his colleagues not to Stop the Salt debate. Against that background. Carter went before television cameras and said a let me emphasize that this is a sensitive Issue that faces our nation All of us. And our nation As a whole must respond not Only with firmness and strength but also with Calm and a sense of proportion this is a time for firm diplomacy not panic and not Carter said the troops do not pose a military threat to the United states the real Issue he said is Quot the stationing of soviet troops in the Western hemisphere in a country which acts As a soviet proxy Quot in Africa and elsewhere. Upstairs who cares i a fall Modem apartment-�?4 rooms from ? to 3 bedrooms close in preferably 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. 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