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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 17, 1990, Cedar Rapids, Iowa A it saturday March 17,1990 Iowa today final edition Cedar rapids Iowa 50 cents ret tit uni Springs a Surprise at a glance j uni 74 Purdue 75 Missouri 71 be la. 63 Minnesota 64 Xavier 87 step 61 a state 79 Kansas 79 Arizona 79 Robt. Morris 71 s. Florida 67 Virginia 75 Michigan 76 notre Dame 67 Illinois St. 70 More scores and stories in sports Section b inside wrestlers to surcharge to Aid boxing dorm rate hikes Page 2 a a bit of the Blarney will Parade downtown this morning As Cedar rapids celebrates St. Patrick a Day. Page 2a. A a lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a Cedar rapids teen Ager who was killed on i-380 while fleeing four older youths. Page 2a. Lucky Leprechaun Iowa news a the governor declares Dubuque county a disaster area. Page 5a. A clothes saunas Flop stoppers and other Youthful inventions were on display in . Last night. Page 4a. A the House fails to override two vetoes by gov. Branstad. Page 9a. Money a life investors insurance co. Of Cedar rapids is going Strong As it celebrates 30 years. Page 6b. Outdoor a an Eastern Iowa fishing show focusing on the Mississippi River premieres this afternoon. Page 5b. Us world a brazils new president responds to an economic crisis by slashing government spending. Page 15c. The Gazette Iowa a newspaper of the year vol. 108, no. 67 Index Abby. 8a legals. 14c births. 12a log. 4a City briefs. 15c Money. 6b classified. 1-15c movies. 8a comics. 10a outdoor. 5b crisscross. 8a people. 16c crossword. 10a religion. 7 a crypt quote. 3c sports. 1-4b deaths. 12a stocks. 7-8b editorial. 6a today. 4a farm. 8b to. Tab Horoscope. 6c 3a.15c Iowa news a a weather. 16c today a chuckle if you be had enough of the ties that bind get loafers. A i done to think he was the least bit sorry murder victims Kin left sad mad by Rick Smith Randy Smith positioned himself Friday in a Small Linn county courtroom less than to feet away from his brother a killer Gary Linn Robinson. A i want to study his face the furrows in his forehead to see if he has any remorse at All a said Smith As sheriffs deputies led the 20-year-old Robinson into court to receive the mandatory 50-year prison sentence for second degree murder. Smiths sister Jody Apone put it More bluntly a we want to see if he feels Smith and Apone concluded five minutes later when the court hearing had ended that Robinson had murdered their 23-year-old brother Arthur Snyder ii of Cedar rapids without sorrow. They left madder and sadder than they had been. A i done to think he was the least bit sorry. If he was he would have said something a Smith said. Asked about a tear that trickled Down Robinsons Cheek Smith said it was a tear Robinson was shedding selfishly not for his victim. A a he a crying because he a going to be in jail for so Long a Smith said. A a he a crying for Robinson received his 50-year prison sentence in a Quick court session in which Little was said by anyone. About to friends and members a please turn to 13a sentencing Gary Linn Robinson steals a glance at Randy Smith brother of murder victim Arthur Snyder la during Robinsons sentencing tomorrow preserving Cedar rapids czech heritage forecast partly Cloudy and seasonably Cool today. Highs 48-56 lows 24-32. Today a Daylight 11 hrs., 59 min. See 16c. By Rod Boshart Gazette Des Moines Bureau Des Moines a Andre the giant and his gang of wrestling entertainers put a Hammerlock on a scrappy band of state senators in fridays tag team main event. The Senate ways and Means committee delivered a knockout punch to a proposed 50-cent surcharge on each ticket sold for professional boxing or wrestling events held in Iowa but backers refused to declare the Bill Down for the count. The panel voted 6-4 against the surcharge after the world wrestling federation opposed the state taxing its events to generate funds to promote Amateur boxing in Iowa. The Bill also covered closed circuit events televised in the state. A fifty cents is not that much to Hulk Hogan and Andre the giant a said sen. John soorholtz a Melboure who supported the Bill that passed the House 83-8. But the Whf sent express mail letters to the Homes of each Senate committee member outlining its opposition to the extra 50-cent admission fee and the benefits professional wrestlers have brought to Iowa and the sport. A did this group Rassle with this question and then feel they were boxed in a asked sen. Eugene Fraise a fort Madison a Backer of the Bill. Opponents said they were concerned the fee might cause professional wrestling groups to Stop scheduling events at the five seasons Center in Cedar rapids and veterans memorial auditorium in Des Moines and Lead to surcharge proposals on other pro sports events to raise Money for Amateur sports. Panther bites Tiger u of i Isu uni 1986-87 $2,244 $2,040 $1,950 1987-88 2,366 2,242 2,018 1988-89 2,489 2,480 2,150 1989-90 2,546 2,600 2,236 1990-91 2,769 2,720 2,326 a proposed _ source state Board of regents u of i asks for 7.3% dorm hike by Lyle Muller Gazette Johnson county Bureau Iowa City a next fall students could pay 7.3 percent More to live in a University of Iowa residence Hall a partly because fewer students Are living there. That increase is part of a proposal sent to the state Board of regents Friday. Bills for residence Hall dwellers would increase less at the other two state universities a 4.6 percent at Iowa state University and 4 percent at the University of Northern Iowa a if regents approve the proposal for room and Board rates. The regents will be asked to give the proposed increases preliminary approval when they meet in Iowa City wednesday. The room and Board hikes would be added to tuition increases of about 4 percent adopted by the regents last fall and that has some student leaders upset. A even if the students Are passive and take it the parents Are not going to take it a said Vernon Mckinley president of the u of i collegiate associations Council. A the parents Are not going to keep shovelling this stuff out of their but officials at the universities say they need the residence Hall increases to offset operating costs. Those costs Are expected to increase 6 percent at the u of i 5.4 percent at Isu and 8.9 percent at uni regents staffers said. At the u of i where the largest increase has been proposed officials said i percent of their proposed rate boost would provide Money they expect to lose because of an anticipated enrolment decline. U of i residence Halls were filled to 108.5 percent of design capacity As recently As the fall semester of 1988, a report sent to the regents Friday said. However housing officials predict that to drop to 94 percent by the 1993-94 school year before heading Back to 107 percent by 1996-97, the report said. Isu officials Are expecting residence Halls to go from a High of almost 98 percent capacity in 1988-89 to a Low of 92 percent in 1993-94, and then Back to 94 percent by the end of the decade. Units occupancy rate is expected to grow from 99.5 percent in 1988-89 to More than 101 percent throughout the 1990s, the regents report said. The proposed increases would bring the Cost of a Standard double occupancy room and 20 meal contracts to $2,769 at the u of i $2,720 at Isu and $2,326 at uni next fall. The amount of extra Money needed to pay the higher Bill would be $189 at the u of i $120 at Isu and $90 at uni. Monthly rent for apartment housing at the universities would increase 7.2 percent at the u of i 4.7 percent at Isu and 4 percent at uni. Judge lets farmstead get new Loans by Rick Smith Gazette staff writer farmstead foods Cedar rapids operation received a bankruptcy judges permission Friday to take out new Loans to cover paychecks and other expenses As the Plant moves toward liquidation. Earlier this week. Farmstead sought Protection from creditors in . Bankruptcy court in Cedar rapids. On Friday . Bankruptcy court judge Michael Melloy granted Cedar rapids meats co. The official name of the operation Here permission to immediately borrow $235,000, which the company said it needed by 3 . To make a $160,000 payroll and to pay insurance premiums and inspection costs required to ship meat still at the Plant. Other Money will be needed to pay vacation time of employees still working at the Plant. In another matter farmstead workers who could not pick up their paychecks Between 3 and 5 . Friday were told they May do so monday at the farmstead employment office Between 7 . And 4 . Judge Melloy also agreed to permit Cedar rapids meats to borrow up to $75,000 a week until the next bankruptcy hearing april to. That hearing will again address the Issue of permitting farmstead to incur new debt. A please turn to 13a farmstead Gazette photo by Chris Stewart University of Northern Iowa basketball fans celebrate the panthers 74-71 upset win Over the no. 11 Missouri tigers in the Mcaa basketball tournament at Richmond a. See pages 1b and 16c. Gazette photo by Ward

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