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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 10, 1990, Cedar Rapids, Iowa A amp St tuesday april 10.1990 Iowa today final edition Cedar rapids Iowa vol. 108, no. 91 50 cents in beat tip easter treats special breads will add to your meal Page 1b plus. A a microwave easter Brunch a Low fat mexican foods baseball scoreboard reds 8 astros 4 11 orioles 7 royals 6 11 pirates 12 mets 3 Only games scheduled rangers 4 Blue jays 2 dodgers 4 padres 2 . Mariners 7 Angels 4 Phillies at cubs Ppd red sox 5 tigers 2 twins at a slate cards 6 expos 5 11 White sox 2 Brewers 1 Only games scheduled inside metro Iowa a about too students from Taylor elementary started Spring break at a of places a school. Page 5b. Page 2 a Samuel Knott one of three iowans accused of murder in Arizona pleads innocent. Page 2a. A Iowa is one of the environmentally Healthiest places in the country to live a new study says. Page 2a. Samuel Knott Iowa news a abortion reapportionment and Home schooling Are among issues the 1991 legislature will face. Page 6b. Sports a burglary victim believes Iowa basketball player James Moses Isnit involved in the crime. Page in. Money a Leas America corp. Of . Has found a buyer. Page 5c. Index Abby. 4b games. 4b.4c births. 6a Horoscope. 12c Bridge. 4b Iowa news a a City briefs. 8c legals. 8-9c classified. 9-13c log. 5b comics. 4c Money. 5c crisscross. 4b movies. 4b crossword. 4c people. 14c crypt quote. 13c sports. 1-3c deaths. 6a stocks. 6-7c editorial. 4a today. 5a farm. 9c to. 4b food. B 3a today a chuckle kids go to College so they can graduate and join the work farce. Sci has telecoms number Gazette photo by to Bowen by George c. Ford t Gazette assistant financial editor he president of Sci communications inc. Says a merger of his company and telecoms Usa should result in growth a not shrinkage a of the company a presence in Cedar rapids. Sci of Washington d.c., and telecoms Usa of Atlanta announced monday that the two telecommunications firms had signed a definitive merger agreement. Under the terms of the Sale Sci will pay $42 in Cash for outstanding shares of telecoms Usa for a total Purchase Price of $1.25 billion. The two companies boards of directors have approved the merger which is still subject to telecoms Usa shareholder approval. The Federal communications commission also would have to Grant approval and the Justice department would review whether the Deal would Clark Mcleod telecoms Usa president left and James Hoffman telecoms executive vice president Field reporters questions monday following the announcement that the Atlanta based company would merge with Sci communications inc. Of Washington d c. 1/ who Are the big winners in the merger a a telecoms Stock soars in Active trading monday a a history of telecoms a Home grown . Company on Page a violate antitrust Laws. Sci and telecoms Usa officials predict it could take Between five and to months to Complete the transaction. Bert c. Roberts jr., Sci president told the Gazette his company has no plans to dismantle telecoms Usas Cedar rapids operations. A i done to see any material Impact on the employee or management base structurally with respect to Bert c. Roberts or. What has been built in Cedar rapids a a said Roberts. Quot i done to see the operator services centers in Cedar rapids and Greenville s.c., going away. Please turn to 8a merger merger seen As plus for . By Dale Kueter Gazette staff writer while Mcie a proposed $1.25 billion Purchase of telecoms Usa would produce some hefty returns for Cedar rapids area investors the big question is what returns would it produce for the Community As a whole would it Lead to More and better paying jobs As part of a growing Sci presence in Cedar rapids or would it Lead to a scale Back of operations and a diminished work Force Here to be sure there Are no guarantees. But the prevailing Hunch among Cedar rapids business leaders is that an Sci takeover would Lead to an expansion of the telecommunications Industry in the City. Cedar rapids which in three decades has seen a number of corporations shift from local control to out of town hands has been delighted with the Success of Home grown tel connect. The fact that it was a corporate Horatio Alger Story a company started by a former Cedar rapids Junior High science teacher by the name of Clark Mcleod added to provincial Pride. Some of that local hold was. Lost in late 1988 when tel connect merged with Southern net of Atlanta to become telecoms Susa. Now the whole operation could become part of Washington Sci. Cedar rapids attorney Tom Collins a telecoms Usa director and participant in negotiations with Sci said there is nothing in the agreement that would prevent Sci from moving the whole operation elsewhere. A but the Way i figure it for several reasons that wont happen a said Collins. A a in a a positive thinker. In a not just looking to keep jobs Here but to increase Collins outlined four reasons for his optimism 1. A Clark Mcleod is a scarce commodity. He will stay with the company and if they want his talents it will be Here. He a not about to move from 2. A a Sci does no to have a massive presence in the Midwest so that a a 3. A a we be got More telemark please turn to 8a reaction at a glance founded 1968 employees �?19,500 Headquarters a Washington d c. Annual Revenue a $6.5 billion 1989 main business a Long distance Telephone service Sci Lele a it a n a. Founded telecoms Usa was formed in december 1988 with the merger of Tele connect co. Of Cedar rapids and Southern net inc. Of Atlanta tel connect was founded in 1979 by Clark Mcleod. I employees a 5,000 2,200 in Cedar rapids i Headquarters a Atlanta a i annual Revenue a $713 million 1989 i main businesses a Long distance service data base telemarketing Telephone directory information resources Telephone systems a photo cheers for democracy a woman makes Victory signs and leads a crowd of More than 50,000 in Katmandu in chants of democracy monday at the first opposition rally in Nepal in 29 years. The crowd gathered to hear opposition leaders speak. A ban on political parties was lifted sunday. . Many a driving ambition prompts quest to reclaim by Jeff Burnham Gazette staff writer Bob Prenosil of Cedar rapids believe his eyes when he spotted the at a local Swap meet last month. A my brother looked at me i looked Back at him and i said a can that be it its the same color a a recounted the 59-year-old Prenosil. The Gray 1937 Ford Tudor at Hawkeye Downs on March 17 looked awfully similar to a stolen from Prenosil 30 years ago. He raced Home to find the Dusty title returned to Hawkeye Downs and discovered that the motor number on the Frame matched the one listed on the please turn to 7a Low . Crime rate touted by Heather Sloman wooden Gazette City Hall reporter Cedar rapids has been named to yet another of those a Best places lists. This time Cedar rapids is among the top to cities to live based on the City slow rate of violent crimes in the of big a preliminary 1989 uniform crime report which was reported monday in Usa today. Violent crimes Are murders rapes aggravated assaults and robberies. Looking at those statistics Cedar rapids had a rate of 2.2 per 1,000 residents and was ranked As the sixth Best City compared with cities of 100,000 population or larger. When the violent crimes Are combined with other crimes a larceny thefts motor vehicle thefts and burglaries a Cedar rapids had 68 crimes per 1,000 people according to the report or 147th of 193 cities surveyed. Des Moines the Only other City in Iowa included in the study had 91 a please turn to 7a Low crime forecast Cloudy and Chilly a few showers Early. Highs 44-54 lows 19-29. Today a Daylight 13 hrs., 7 min. See 14c. Gazette photo by to Bowen Bob Prenosil holds a snapshot of the 1937 Ford Tudor he reported stolen in 1961, and the cards title and keys. Prenosil spotted the at a Swap meet in Cedar rapids last month and is trying to get it Back. Coming tomorrow is this a Good time to invest in precious metals a a

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