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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - May 11, 1990, Burlington, Iowa A Illinois tests death penalty 3a a Del Ley a Utility tips 31 Friday uti t t a1 att Quot to v Rye forecast May 11, 1990 Tiri ii awk Al Iowa s oldest newspaper a Breezy with heavy rain pos sible tonight. Rain Likely Ajahi pm. M again tomorrow. Low in 50s High in mid-60s. Page 2a 153rd year a no. 183 Burlington Iowa 52601 30 pages a 35 cents family leave Bill a fixture looks fleeting by William Welch the associated press Washington opponents of a Bill that guarantees workers up to three months of unpaid leave in family emergencies say they re confident they can sustain a presidential veto of the measure passed by the House the 237-187 vote yesterday sent the family and medical leave Bill to the Senate where it faces a contentious and Uncertain future. Alixe Glen White House Deputy press Secretary called the vote close and said president Bush remained firm in his opposition. Bush a aides and spokesmen have threatened a veto. A a he fully supports and encourages flexible family leave policies by All employers but feels that should not be dictated by a Washington mandate a she said. A employers and employees know what works for them one of the sponsors of the final version rep. William Clay d-mo., called the margin a a but the vote fell Well Short of what would be needed to override a presidential veto. Though the Bill had the backing of the House democratic leadership 54 democrats sided with business groups that opposed the Bill. Thirty nine republicans supported the Bill. A the business Community is very Happy about this vote a we got Well Over what we needed to sustain a veto a said Mary Tavenner lobbyist for the National association of wholesaler distributors. The Bill would require business and government employers to provide workers with up to 12 weeks of unpaid medical leave or leave for the care of a new child or ill child Parent or Martin supports Bill Washington apr rep. Lynn Martin supported a Bill that would Grant unpaid leaves to workers during personal emergencies saying a no one should have to choose Between their families and their the Bill cleared the House 237-187, despite president Bush a veto threat. Martin is challenging sen. Paul Simon a Liberal Democrat and longtime favorite of women a groups including Many that had lobbied for the family leave Bill. Among the eight Illinois republicans Only Martin and rep. Henry Hyde of Bensenville voted for the Bill yesterday. Thirteen of the state delegations 14 democrats also supported the Bill including Lane Evans of Rock Island. Rep. Dan Rostenkowski a Chicago did not vote. In the Iowa delegation Only Democrat Neal Smith of Des Moines voted for the Bill. Democrat Dave Nagle and republicans Jim Leach Fred grand Jim Lightfoot and Tom Tauke opposed it. A americans oppose government intrusion into their daily lives a Martin said. A but we also believe that during the birth of a child or during the emergencies. We All face sooner or later no one should have to choose Between their families and their women a groups considering endorsements in the Illinois Senate race have raised concerns about Martins conservative record on economic issues. In her 9vfe years in the House she has received High Marks from the pro business . Chamber of Commerce which opposed the family leave Bill thursday and Low Marks from labor. Martin mentioned women in a statement that followed her vote saying they a should not have to wonder if having a child could jeopardize a last week Patricia Ireland vice president of the National organization for women said a there Are people who look at Lynn Martins serious votes and question whether she a going to be More t in ways that will mean she a not going to Supply Najj Timve benefits that we re looking spouse. It exempts businesses with fewer than 50 workers. Employers would have to continue health insurance benefits for those on leave and restore a returning employee to his or her previous Job or an equivalent position. Foes said the Bill would be costly and burdensome for businesses ultimately hurting american competitiveness. But supporters said nearly All industrialized nations already provide such minimum Job Security to workers Many with provisions for full or partial pay. In the Senate a similar Bill won a committee vote More leave a please turn to Page 9a Hothouse Heads to auction by Steve Sands the Hawk Eye for Sale one greenhouse a no drug dealers need apply. Federal authorities tomorrow will sell a $12,000 greenhouse used to grow marijuana last year. The Rural West Burlington facility was shut Down last june after local police acting on a tip. Raided it and found 308 marijuana plants. The . Marshals office which is responsible for getting rid of the greenhouse Hopes its precautions will Stop the sophisticated greenhouse from falling into the wrong hands again. A we do the Best we can to screen the people a said Mark Shepard Deputy marshal in the Des Moines office. The greenhouses previous owner Michael a. Malbrough 36, received a 1�?~2-month prison sentence dec. 27 after being convicted in Federal District court of manufacturing marijuana. His Case is currently on Appeal. The Sale of the greenhouse located at male rough s residence was part of an agreement Between Federal prosecutors and Malbrough s attorney Shepard said. A Carman 111., Man. John l. Dixon 28, was also charged in the Case but was acquitted by a Federal District court jury. The to . Sale will not be piecemeal Shepard said. The buyer must Purchase the greenhouse and its contents and have it removed from the property within 72 hours. According to a local sales notice the 24-by-14-foot greenhouse has a fiberglas Side and roof and Wood Frame. It is air conditioned and humidity controlled. It includes miscellaneous timers and controls two Sun Cycle Light systems and seven growing units with eight trays per unit. Full payment is demanded at the Sale. The auction is being handled by Greenfield professional auction. Shepard said the marshals office will run a background Check on the greenhouse buyer before releasing it. Even then he said there Are no guarantees the greenhouse wont be used for illicit purposes Down the Road. A if we re satisfied its a fair and responsible person Well go ahead and release it to them Quot Shepard said. Under Federal Law the buyer has the option of filling out a certificate of Purchase which requires Basic information such As name age and social Security number. The marshals office will use that information to confirm that the buyer is not working in Malbrough a behalf. Hothouse a please turn to Page 9a person Hole cover does no to inside have the right ring to it Sacramento Calif. A City officials seeking a no sexist term for a a manhole ducked the Issue. They decided to take no formal action on the contest even though they received suggestions from As far away As new zealand. Among the ideas were a sewer viewers a a people holes or even the decision will be taken informally and will not require formal Council action a spokeswoman for the City Council said wednesday. A we do have a commitment to change any offensive terminology but we just do it internally. Its no big Deal a said Christine Olsen a City spokeswoman. Prompted by sensitivity to the City councils first female majority the Public works department last month called for suggestions to replace the term for a manhole a and said it was holding an informal Tongue in Cheek contest to come up with gender Neutral substitute. Olsen stressed that the five women on the nine member Council had nothing to do with the contest. A radio station in Hamilton new zealand a Sacramento a sister City a held a renaming contest in which a sewer viewer captured the prize. Olsen said Many City workers for years have called the things a Utility inside a Southeastern Community College graduates its class of 1990. Story on Page 3a. Classified ads 4b comics crossword 9b dear Abby 6a deaths 9a for the record 10b happenings 10b midlands 6a opinions 4a religion 10a sports 1b television 8b 2 supplements inside i cosmetic if macs i pedestrian Trail to Welcome cer Handicap accessible fishing piers i 33 if mss a Tor 1 to of i w by flir North / us 34 / a co Urt str it 9t i co improve a Ash,n9ton a i i port Egton san get is get <5 5-03 if c it excursion boat Dock excursion boat f 0 s la Merriam new Gref % rail g lanes Extension building removal i i River plans shown by Michael o Connor the Hawk Eye developing memorial auditorium into a convention Center building a Mississippi Shoreline Walkway and exploring Public ownership of Bluff Harbor Marina were among recommendations in a Burlington riverfront report unveiled yesterday. Entitled a a report to the Community a vision of Burlington a riverfront a 1995,�?� the 12-Page study was compiled by the riverfront tourism committee of the Burlington area convention and tourism Bureau. A a let stalk about it lets do something about it a Jim Livengood president of the Burlington West Burlington area chamber of Commerce urged the crowd following the presentation. More than 70 Community members Public officials and business leaders attended the meeting at the port of Burlington building. In june 1989, the committee started work on the five year plan that focuses on strengthening recreational commercial and Industrial use of the riverfront. The report lacks a Price tag for the improvements although each project has a proposed Public private or mixed funding source. Quot to get a Good Dollar figure you d have to consult with an Engineer a said Michael Gould tourism Bureau director. The committee did not intend to prepare a Cost estimate which Gould said would come once the plan moves Forward. The next step is feedback from the Community according to Livengood. A is this one going into the file Cabinet. Or will this committees vision of the riverfront in 1995 become a reality a Livengood asked the audience. Quot they committee members do not have a solution to every problem on the riverfront a they want your a they expect debate on these Burlington mayor Nancy River a please turn to Page 9a report has Many parts by Michael of Connor the Hawk Eye the tourism committees report is divided into four sections for each area of the riverfront. The following is a sampling of the recommendations included in the report Central zone memorial auditorium to the North boat ramp. A alleviate overcrowding in North boat ramp area by promoting use of Access ramps in the county. Consider developing additional ramps on the Illinois Side. A promote port of Burlington building As a Public meeting facility. A improve appearance of South memorial auditorium parking lot by Clearing it of curbs and meters and resurfacing it. A add a Greenbelt or Grassy strip on the Easterly Side of the Burlington Junction Railroad tracks to link the auditorium the port and the North parking lot. A paint the auditorium exterior and develop the inside space so it could be used As a convention Center. West zone front Street from Market Street North to Riverside Park report a please turn to Page 9a

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