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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 3, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Kites: All Sizes Monday was a difficult day for flying kites, with strong and gusty winds, but the Jackson school kite -flying contest—postponed once already -—was conducted anyway. And the kites ranged all the way from giant-size to postage stamp-size. At left, Jeff Hanover, 9, son of ' Mr. and Mrs. Red Hanover, Palo, won the prize for the largest kite with one that measured 6 feet, 2 inches tall. To win a prize, every kite had to stay aloft at least five minutes. At right, Justyne Glenn, 11, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Glenn, 1680 Edgewood drive NW, had one of the smallest kites, about two inches long. However, she couldn't keep it in the air for the required five minutes. Below is an over-all shot of the contest. The phofog-rapher reported the gusty wind had kites diving into the ground all around him. —Gazette Photos by Tom berryman Tile Cedar Rapids Gazette: Wed., April 3, 1974 9A More Rezoning Voted for Proposed Shopping Center A proposed new shopping future land-use plan, and the center cleared another hurdle Tuesday, but not before several members of the city planning commission expressed worry over how the center will effect downtown businesses. The commission eventually approved, after some debate and after defeating a motion to table the request, rezoning 21 acres of land located west of the intersection of highway 149 and Edgewood road NW. The property adjoins 66.1 acres which were earlier rezoned — R-l to F-2 — to make way for a 1.1 million square foot shopping center planned by Hahn- Newman Development Corp. of Overland Park, Kan. The center, dubbed Westdale Mall, will have four large department stores, about IOO smaller shops and parking for 6,300 automobiles. Original Plans Plans originally called for three department stores. The decision to expand to four; stores, with an additional 350,000 square feet of floor space, prompted the request for rezoning of the smaller parcel and also caused some of the com-; mission members to become' concerned. “I’m wondering if the tail might start wagging the dog here,” said Gerald Ovel, commission chairman. “If we get too big on the outskirts, what is it going to do to our downtown area? "I’m not opposed to a center there, but I wonder about size.” John Joyce, project manager for Hahn-Newman, said the expansion is designed to satisfy the needs of the department stores. He said his company is negotiating with four stores, but has taken no binding action with them. No Names He declined to name the stores. Joyce said only three stores will initially be located in the center, with the fourth to be added in 1978. All the commissioners appeared to be concerned with the welfare of the downtown area, but disagreed on whether the commission should consider the subject before acting on the zoning request — particularly since the area has already been designated for commercial use in the bulk of the site has been rezoned. "This commission is not in the business of profit and loss,” said commission Member Bob Brooks. * * * In other business, the commission: Approved a request by the Cedar Valley Bible church to rezone property on Cottage Grove avenue SE, west of Indian Hill road, from R-l to R-T to provide additional parking. Approved a request by Life Investors Development Co. to rezone property on Sixty-sixth avenue SW, west of the railroad tracks, from M-l to M-2. Approved a revised site development plan by Midwest Development Co. for apartments north of the junction of highway 218 and Johnson avenue SW. Approved the preliminary and final plats of Sweet’s second addition, the final plats of Sylvan lane first addition and Hopp’s first addition, auditor’s plat No. 462 and three vacation requests. Calls Demo Fuel Bill a 'Scandal' WASHINGTON (AP)— A Re-publican congressional leader says balking on energy legislation by the Democratic-controlled congress is "the biggest scandal of all.” Senate Republican Whip Robert Griffin of Michigan told newsmen after a two-hour meeting Tuesday with President Nixon there is some question whether congressional Democrats want to tackle energy’ problems "or just want an issue in Hie November election.” Manhattan District Attorney Hogan Dies NEW YORK (AP) - Frank Hogan, Manhattan’s chief prosecutor for 32 years, is dead at 72. The retiring, soft-spoken district attorney had been elected last year to an unprecedented ninth term in the nation’s busiest prosecutor’s office. He was hospitalized following a stroke and resigned last Dec. 26. 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The audit shows Kirkwood served 31,914 students in its seven-county area at a total cost of $6,243,749.75. This represented an average cost per full-time equivalent enrollment of $1,351.19 for an equivalent full-time (nrollmcnt of 4,620. This compared to a 1972 enrollment of 25,449 and a total cost of $5,386,801, Full-time equivalent enrollment was 4.350 and cost per full-time equivalent enrollment was $1,238.25. During the year, Kirkwood invested an additional $545,800.89 in fixed assets, bringing the total cost value of fixed assets to $7,375,685.36. According to the audit, funds for the operation of the school came from: tuition and fees, $1,429,604.36; property tax, $649,563; state support, $3,338,547.69; federal support, $538,300.79, and miscellaneous, $259,619.74. The schoolhouse fund consisted of $642,708 raised through local property taxes, and $1,184.23 from miscellaneous sources. A copy of the audit report is on file at the state auditor’s office. Scientists Turn Off Mariner 10 Cameras PASADENA, Calif (AP) -Scientists have turned off the cameras aboard Mariner IO ahead of schedule, saying they had enough photographs of the planet Mercury. Mariner was to click off pictures of Mercury until April ll. MULEKOFF'S 2'/i Berat of overtiring for the home Open Thursday Night ’til 9 Our Drapery Department Idea Gallery... full of decorating & giving suggestions! Colorful hassock: Whether your own home needs the comfort and color of a plump hassock or you want one to give os a gift, you'll find just what you're looking for in our extensive collection. Prices start I at $10.49 Pretty PICTURES One look at our collection of Landscapes    pictures    and    you'll * Seascapes hove solved the problem of what to do with that bare wall or what to give Mom on Mother's Day. Our 1974 selection is one of our finest ... come garner ideas! 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