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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 10, 1990, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Metro Iowa today tuesday april 10 meetings 8 30 . A Cedar rapids City Council informal meeting Council Chambers City Hall. 9 . A Linn county Board of supervisors informal session conference room administrative office building. Noon a Linn county department of human resources management advisory Board second floor conference room Witwer building 305 second ave. Be. 3 . A Cedar rapids City planning commission Council Chambers City Hall. 7 . A Pioneer Village commission Saloon Ushers ferry. 7 . A Linn county electrical Board of examiners amp appeals conference room administrative office building. 7 . A Fairfax City Council City Hall. 7 . A Hiawatha Park amp recreation committee City Hall. Cit line Calendar Cit line Calendar of events category 8000 for More information Cedar rapids 363-7000 Iowa City 337-7000. Convenience store zoning up for debate change would affect Bowman Woods plan by Heather Sloman wooden Gazette City Hall reporter the Cedar rapids City Council today is expected once again to discuss a controversial ordinance amendment regarding the location of convenience stores. Bob Madson of the City a department of planning and redevelopment will present a proposal that would allow convenience stores at Sites zoned c-2 Community shopping District or higher. The proposal would prohibit the stores in cd neighbourhood convenience zones. The amendment proposal also defines a convenience store and includes provisions to protect residential neighbors from lights noise and other activities at the stores. The Council today will listen to the proposal but will not vote on it. To be adopted three separate readings of the ordinance must be held with approval each time from the Council. The current ordinance does not specifically define a convenience store and allows the stores to be located in a cd area if a conditional use permit is issued by the City a Board of adjustment. Indirectly the councils decision on the amendment could affect plans for a Handi Mart that has been proposed 6845 c ave. Be a site zoned cd. Officials of Nordstrom Oil Han Dimart s Parent company asked for a conditional use permit last summer to build the store. The Cedar rapids planning commission last july voted 4-to-3 to recommend approval of the request to the Board of adjustment. But the adjustment Board delayed action until the City Council could clarify the definition of a a convenience the Han Dimart request has been on hold since then. Residents of nearby Bowman Woods have said the store would create noise lights traffic and litter and harm their neighbourhood. They feel the stores should not be allowed in cd areas. Since then the City Council has been wrestling with several alternatives. It meets at 8 30 . Today on the fourth floor at City Hall. Sex speechwriter has Little Good to say about Hart a a i in Oij a Elf Kilt Hihns to live it motions for new trial denied in publicized . Drug Case by Dick Hogan Gazette courts reporter motions for a new trial have been denied for three Eastern Iowa businessmen convicted of drug charges last d Ember in . District court at Cedar rapids. . District judge David Hansen who presided at the lengthy joint trial denied the motions. Attorneys for Thomas Vogt of Cedar rapids Harry Ambrose of Iowa City and Larry Regennitter of Rural West Branch filed motions March 7 and 8, claiming newly discovered evidence showed juror misconduct. The attorneys claimed they Learned from trial transcripts while preparing appeals that a juror read at least a portion of a trial Story in the Gazette contrary to court orders. They said judge Hansen became aware of the infraction nov. 13 while questioning jurors individually in his Chambers if they had seen a picketed outside the court building lobbying to convict the three businessmen. Hansen neglected to inform defense counsel of the jurors infraction they said. A the court made an inadvertent error of omission a a Hansen wrote in his ruling. He noted the method of polling jurors was approved by All parties involved. Hansen added that after informing attorneys that other jurors had heard press reports about the trial none objected to the continued service of those jurors. Hansen ruled the evidence cited in the defendants motions was newly discovered since the trial. But Hansen explained that new trial orders can Only be made if evidence cited by the defense would probably result in acquittal if a new trial was granted. All three defendants were found guilty dec. 7 of conspiracy to violate drug Laws. Vogt also was convicted of three other charges. Ambrose was convicted of five others. Vogt was sentenced to nine years two months in prison and fined $12,500. Regennitter got 3% years and no Fine. Ambrose received five years one month and no Fine. All sentences Are without parole. Each Man had to forfeit various property interests the government claimed were used in illegal drug activity. By Rick Smith Gazette staff writer Gary Hart deserved a political death and America is better for it. Eddie Murphy a comedic Genius outdistanced every other on saturday night live in the 1980s, but Murphy May be too convinced of that for his Long term Good. Muhammad Ali took too Many punches to the head but in his present infirmity with All the classic signs of a pugilistic brain syndrome a Ali remains Lucid and at peace. These Are Peter Taubery a opinions and he knows of what he Speaks. Tauber was chief speechwriter for presidential candidate Hart in Early 1987. He was head writer in 1980 for saturday night live. He knows Ali has written about him and was working on a network miniseries of alias life until contract disputes Between Ali and boxing promoter Don King put the project in limbo. Last night Tauber took part in a debate at Coe College offering the Liberal counterpoint to conservative commentator Terry Eastland. Tauber mixing the abilities of stand up comic and political satirist in an interview monday had Little Good to say about Hart. He called Hart a obnoxious a a a arrogant and a Mph Onyx and said he developed in the matter of news notes metro Iowa interim president a Keith of Connell 62, retired superintendent of the Turkey Valley Community school District was named monday As interim superintendent of Northeast Iowa Community College in Calmar and Peosta. He will be work three to four Days a week and be paid $200 a Day. He succeeds Ron Hutkin 49, who was fired by the Board. Busing plan stays a Riverside a the Highland school Board voted last night not to rescind a busing plan that has More metro Lowa news Page 5b drawn fire from District parents worried about safety. The Board voted Jan. 22 to bus first through third graders to Ainsworth and fourth through sixth graders to Riverside. Kindergarten classes would remain at both Sites and no changes would be made at the High school which is located Between the two Washington county communities. 90 the anniversary Sale hoi a Bunny of a Sale hop Down to bosons for carats All carats on Sale 20% 50% off solitaire engagement rings 1/3 it. Re. $765 special 595 a 1/2 it. Re. $1295 special 975 a 1.00 it. Re. $2995 special 2250 a 1.46 it. Re. $3995 special 2995 Check our prices on other. Larger Loose diamonds estate special 4.38 Carat round regular $19,950 special $9950�� anniversary rings 20%-50%off Finger rings up to 50% off toc Mutt Taie Fatm of Tiu pc a a feta Tual bosons Power outage a about 2,000 West Side Cedar rapids residents lost Power for More than an hour last night because of a a line fault near the Clinton substation. An Iowa electric Light and Power co. Spokeswoman said the outage started around 9 10 . Some areas regained Power around 10 30 . While others had to wait until about 10 45 . The outage affected people near Johnson and Edgewood roads on the Northwest Side and to near Westdale mall. Pete Tauber three months Quot a severe dislike for he quit Harts Campaign a couple of Days before the Media put Harts affair with Donna Rice in the headlines and effectively ended Harts presidential chances. During his stint with Hart Tauber said he confronted the presidential candidate for not dealing with a couple of problems including a lingering unpaid 1984 Campaign debt. Tauber advised a statement that Hart would pay off All Loans. Hart was committed to something less than that. A they were just businessmen Quot Tauber paraphrased Harts attitude. A the was going to be the first american politician not to wait until he got elected to screw his friends a Tauber said. A part of America Tauber said liked Hart because he was attractive. A but he was very thin he had nothing in the Bank for the Day when he needed it Quot he said. Quot if you Are handsome you la get the first Bank loan. But when you go off base then it comes Down he compared Hart to Richard Nixon in the Way he came to think that any criticism was illegitimate. The Media was Correct he said to dog Hart and his extramarital affairs his fudging on his age his name change. Hart did no to understand Tauber said that each of his quirks said something larger about him. A people have a right to know who a in there to ask a who is this Guy a a Tauber said. Tauber a Liberal who supports necessary but not excessive government and an internationalist . Foreign policy said Hart preached helping the needy but did no to live it a i never saw Gary Hart hold the door for anybody. I never heard him say thank Hart Wasny to Bobby Kennedy Tauber said noting that Kennedy was assassinated in 1968 As he Shook hands with Kitchen help. Tauber sees Bill Bradley the former professional basketball Star and present . Senator from new Jersey As a Democrat who could bring him Back into a presidential Campaign. Tauber is working on a novel a pre millennium stress a and a Magazine article on the Pursuit of an aids vaccine. He has written a the Sunshine soldiers a a Book about army Boot Camp and a the last Best Hope a a novel of the Vietnam War Era. 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