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Garden City Telegram (Newspaper) - May 5, 1990, Garden City, Kansas The Garden City weather tonight Clear Low in 40s. Sunday sunny High in 70s.telegram saturday May 5,1990 vol. 61 no. 159 20 pages phone 275-7105 Garden City Kansas 67846 35tf copy dateline Southwest Kansas in a a information for the items in this column is from area weekly newspapers. Hitchin honeymoon Syracuse a the upcoming 50th wedding anniversary of Bill and Zelma Burch prompted a Story about their unusual honeymoon. A month after their wedding on june i 1940, in Scott City the couple hitchhiked to the Hay country South of Hayden Colo. It took three Days to get there. They spent one night in a Motel in Denver and camped by the Roadside on other nights. Bill worked in the Hay Fields for 30 Days while Zelma helped a housewife. After collecting their pay they caught rides Back Home tile burches Are observing their anniversary with a party this afternoon at the Hamilton county Fairgrounds. Trees Are planted Sublette a ten austrian Pines were planted last weekend at the main Street and k-56 intersection As a part of the Sublette beautification committee project. Planters were Roger and Jill Kelman Lawrence and Ellen Herman Charlie and Deanna Myers and Brad Shotton. More Trees shrubs Bushes and ground cover will be planted As funds Are available. Award for service Lakin a Clarene l. Goodheart a 1957 graduate of Lakin High school was one of four recipients of the state meritorious service award Given by Epsilon Sigma Phi at Kansas state University. Goodheart of Stockon is the Rooks county Home economics Extension agent. Her parents Are Thelma and . Leonard Lakin. New roof for school Leoti a the lower deck and band room roofs of Wichita county High school will be removed and replaced with a tapered roof. The Board of education has hired an architect to provide plans and bid documents. The maximum Cost of the replacement will be $210,000 and will be paid from capital outlay funds. City clerk resigns Tribune a a replacement is being sought for the position of City clerk. Laura l. Keiser who has been clerk for about six months has resigned to return to Payson ariz., where she will be employed in the City water department. Her resignation will be effective on june i. Wind break Sonia Esquivel 14, tries to stay warm this morning in the is parking lot. She has arranged pinatas around her to help Brad Nading Block the North wind while waiting for the Cinco de Mayo Parade to Start. Esquivel was Riding on the i forum youth float. Commission sets Long term goals City looks at culture growth Quality of life City commissioners wrapped up a Retreat Friday afternoon with lists of Long term goals they hoped to accomplish. The Retreat which was thursday evening and Friday at South wind country club was aimed at giving commissioners More time to look at Long Range issues than they have during their regular commission meetings. Commissioners originally talked about having an out of town Retreat in Wichita or Colorado. Partly because of scheduling difficulties and partly to gauge Public reaction to such retreats commissioners decided to have it Here. The Retreat was open to the Public but through a misunderstanding. South wind employees turned away a few people who wanted to attend a Call to South wind Friday morning confirmed that South wind was telling people the Retreat Wasny to open to the Public. Mayor George Hopkins contacted at about noon said it certainly was the commissions intent to allow the Public to attend and he subsequently notified South wind of that. During an afternoon brainstorm my session Friday commissioners and City staff developed possible goals for the environment resource management intercultural relations Public relations Quality of life economic development and growth. Some of possible actions the City might take in those areas Are on intercultural relations a meet with the Ford foundation which conducted a study of ethnic relations Here and discuss the study results provide pay incentives for multilingual employees. On resource management a maintain the current property tax level and try to develop alternate Revenue sources to property tax. On the environment a emphasize recycling and conservation ask a task Force for recommendations on meeting environmental concerns. On Quality of life a try to promote improved indigent prenatal care consider developing recreational benefits such As a Bike Trail water slide or skateboard Park consider working toward construction of a Community Center. On Public relations a develop informative profiles of City departments and ordinances. On growth a develop a specific land use plan identifying areas where residential growth is expected adopt a commitment to revitalizing existing areas that Are deteriorated. On economic development a work to develop a consensus Between existing economic development organizations on the priorities for development. Budget Battle stalls adjournment grocer recognized Topeka it a the legislature Cimarron Gordon Jenkins was in the loth working Day of its received a special award from the wrap up session today after missing Kansas state Board of agriculture planned adjournment Friday for promoting Kansas products at night when the two houses deadlock Whites food liner which heed Over How to impose budget cuts to manages. Bring expenditures next fiscal year into line with Revenue. Hunter bags Turkey the extra Day today rekindled Scott City Louis Smith shot a j 11�?oj? among some lawmakers 10-Pound Gobbler during a Spring Thal a he a Quot a Senate in get be Turkey Hunt in Northern Scott county Ltd a a a a Al it Ether of Nauyo on tax last week. The Wing Span on the Bird Relief legislation. Was 56 inches. His the news a a of Hayden Quot web a chronicle that he saw one Tom that handful of legislative leaders this . Morning reportedly offering to agree to transferring $10 million in Highway funds to the general fund to More dateline Page 3 help build the states Treasury bal Ance if lawmakers would approve a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a Mai property tax reduction Bill. Legislators familiar with Index Hayden a offer said the governor was proposing a half cent increase deaths 2 in estate sales tax and an increase Hospital 2 a cigarette and tobacco product weather 13x68 to gain $118 million new opinion Revenue. That would produce a 16.5 business .6 7 percent Rollback in school property Oil and gas8 taxes. Sports.10-13 democrats said they were told classified13-17 Hayden is Quot desperate for any kind crossword.18 of tax reduction plan to bolster his comics18 re election Campaign this summer bridge19 and fall. Tvlog.19 however republicans and democrats alike in the House said dog loses Eye regains vigor. Page 4. There was Little or no Chance of any sex lawmen face prison. Page 5. Rollback plan gaining acceptance in business enjoys growth. Page 6. That body before the legislature and sales topic of seminar. Page 7. Mourns late today conference claims Gay cure. Page 8. The conference committee trying hostage returns to states. Page 9. To reach agreement on the Quot budget teens help Mother Grieve. Page 18. Reconciliation plan a budget Cut soap opera summary. Page 19. Ting measure aimed at leaving an acceptable balance in the Treasury no markets at the end of next fiscal year resumed negotiations today with due to technical problems the Transfer of Money from the weekly Market wrap up was in Highway fund the big sticking Point available today. The legislature had been prepared Friday night to close Down q Arri in so is the 1990 session with no major tax Relief proposals being passed. If you think you have somone failure of the Senate to pass the eating out of your hand says Gus fifth property tax reduction plan Garden its a Good idea to count presented to it on Friday afternoon your fingers. And failure of a joint conference no real Progress without income tax increase by John Marshall Harris news service Topeka a sen. Leroy Hayden d Satanta views the 1990 session of the Kansas legislature with sympathy but believes no True fiscal Reform is possible without Quot significant High level income tax increases. Quot on balance it will be a Good session if we do not have a property tax Rollback a said Hayden who represents 8.5 counties in the 39th Senate District in Mineral Rich Southwest Kansas. Quot property taxes Are not an overwhelming Issue in my District and in be seen no real evidence that they Are the critical Issue we Are to believe has swept Over the state some people have been Hurt but not Only two percent of taxpayers in his District have appealed their 1989 assessments Hayden said. In Finney county he said 30 percent of the valuation is in Oil and Gas the Royalty owner pays an eighth of the tax and seven eighths Are paid by corporations a among them companies owned by Boone Pickens and Amoco Oil. Property tax rollbacks in his District Hayden said would put the Burden on other taxes to provide for local services. Hayden the real Issue Hayden has insisted is income tax Reform. Quot we should raise the rates on All incomes above $35,000 but particularly on those with incomes in the seven or eight figure Range a Hayden said. Quot the Reagan administration led the fight to lower taxes on the Rich to a maximum 33 percent bracket cutting taxes by More than half for the wealthy. And then Kansas came right behind and did the same thing a we gave Back the Windfall after we committed spending geared to those Hayden prefers the income tax to others As a source of state Revenue. The mood in the Senate has been to resist smaller tax increases for property tax Relief this year in lieu of major tax increases next year. Many senators a Rural and Urban East and West a believe that continued state budget shortfalls will demand corporate and individual income tax increases next year. By Friday the Senate had resisted More than a half dozen proposals for higher sales taxes or for constitutional changes in the classification Law. The Senate Friday also rejected a proposal to eliminate 29 statutory sales tax exemptions. Quot it has been a hectic tumultuous session a Hayden said. Quot and in the final Days we had too much too quickly with so Little time that party edict seemed to overpower individual committee to reach new agreement on a proposed constitutional amendment to revise the state s property classification system Friday evening had apparently ended discussion on those measures. However Senate majority Leader Fred Kerr and others said they would continue to probe for ways to resurrect the tax Relief Issue As Long As the legislature remained in ses Sion. The stalemate Over budget cuts developed when conference com Mitten negotiators could not agree on a Compromise late Friday night. Holding up adjournment was agreement Between the House and Senate on a Bill to build the state general fund balance by trimming expenditures already approved for state agencies in previously passed appropriations Bills. The House and Senate waited until la p m for a Deal to be struck and when none was forthcoming by that time they adjourned for the night. They were to reconvene at 9 a m. Today the 10th working Day of the wrap up session. They had worked during the evening wrapping up a variety of Loose ends apparently prepared to walk away without enacting any major property tax Relief legislation. Among Bills sent to gov. Mike Hayden on the ninth working Day of the wrap up session were ones creating a presidential primary election in Kansas in 1992, establishing a commission to study ethics Reform ahead of the 1991 session and imposing a weak version of Hayden a proposed Quot ironclad tax lid on local units of government the tax lid Bill part of Hayden s Proi up Sperty tax Relief package wound far less than he asked for but still places certain spending restraints on local units. While the tax lid was passed a Resolution that would have submitted to voters a proposed constitutional amendment to change the states property classification system and a Bill that would have reduced school property taxes finally withered and died. The last gasps for those two pieces of legislation came Friday afternoon when the Senate turned Down 29-11, a Bill that would have raised $150 million from the sales tax to reduce school taxes by some 21 percent and a joint conference committee could not reach agreement on a new classification plan after the House had rejected a Senate plan 74 50. Carlin says he can win by Lew Ferguson associated press writer Topeka apr John Carlin has always had timing and Luck on his Side in a political career that spans two decades. He Hopes both elements still Are working for him in 1990. Carlin who served As Kansas governor for two terms in 1979-87, makes announcements monday in seven cities officially Carlin declaring he is a candidate for the democratic nomination for governor again this year. The one time Saline county Dairy Farmer could not succeed himself As governor in 1986 under a state Constitution prohibition against serving three consecutive four year terms. Carlin had no intention of reentering candidate politics this year he said in an interview until . Rep. Jim Slattery declined last summer to run for governor. His opponents in the aug. 7 primary election will be treasurer Joan Finney and Topeka minister Fred Phelps or. Why he a running Quot its very simple Why in a running really a Carlin said. A i just see a lot of trouble in the current administration. Its important that this state get its House in order so it can compete economically. That requires leadership and i Don t see it in the present administration. My intention is to see that things get Carlin said he does t need the Job that a business consulting firm he founded with former department of economic development Secretary Jaime Schwartz has taken off and Quot the next few years will be very in fact Carlin said he expects economic development associates inc., the company to flourish. A whether i come Back in november if he loses the election or in four years or in eight years i want this business to come Back to. Its been very rewarding a he said. Carlin gave up his Dairy Herd a couple of years after he became Kansas 40th governor in january 1979, and never returned to the farm. Now at age 49, Carlin will attempt to rekindle his political career with his business As a Backstop if he fails. One political failure he has failed Only once in politics. In 1968, he volunteered to replace another Democrat who moved out of the District As the party a candidate for the House of representatives from Saline county. Carlin lost that election to Republican Bruce Johnson by 450 votes out of 6,200 cast. However two years later in 1970, Carlin was unopposed for the democratic nomination and Defeated Republican Garry Sherrer by less than 400 votes to launch his see Carlin Page 3 Man jailed for Penny payment Parkersburg w a. A a Penny saved May be a Penny earned but Gary Wagner Only earned time in jail when he tried to use pennies to pay a $441 Fine. He spent three hours in the Wood county jail for contempt. County magistrate Charles Quot eds Plum levied the Fine Early this year after Wagner pleaded guilty to Battery after shoving a neighbor. Monday was his deadline for paying the Fine and he showed up lugging 12 Canvas bags filled with pennies the magistrate on duty Margaret Monroe told Wagner he had to collect the pennies into Rolls of 50. After they argued awhile Monroe called Plum into the courtroom and he told Wagner the same thing when Wagner again refused Plum cited him for contempt and fined him $150. Wagner 33, refused a third request to put the pennies into Rolls. Plum hit him with a 10-Day jail term saying it would give him time to wrap up the change. Wagner a parents paid the $441 three hours after he was jailed Plum dropped the contempt charge and additional Fine

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