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Garden City Telegram (Newspaper) - May 20, 1983, Garden City, Kansas Inside �?�137 speak out for fired teacher Page 4 a storms rampage through South Page 5 a Kanz radio stretches its reach Page 18 a selecting animals for the zoo Page 19 Dandy Andy is retiring Page 3 City Falls for tenpin Page 12 the Garden City weather tonight Chance for rain saturday partly Cloudy details on Page 2 Telegram Friday May 20,1983 vol. 54 no. 168 30 pages phone 275-7105 circulation 275-0106 Garden City Kansas 67846 25tf copy Spring rain drenches Southwest Kansas area residents were greeted with drenching rain dreary skies and water logged roads and Fields Friday morning from a storm that moved into the area overnight. The storm dumped More than an Inch of rain in some areas but it apparently brought Little Hail or damaging winds with the rain. Pea sized Hail reportedly fell around Sublette but caused no severe damage. It was described around the Southwest area As a just right for the wheat. A the slow moving storm came out of Colorado into extreme Southwest Kansas about to . Thursday according to the National weather service. Garden City Airport first recorded rainfall at 4 35 . Friday. By 8 . Friday kill radio downtown and the Experiment station Northeast of the City both reported .45 inches precipitation. The Airport to Miles East of the City reported .31 inches. Rain continued to soak Garden City All morning Friday and weather forecasts predict scattered thunderstorms throughout the Day. There is a 30 percent Chance for showers overnight Friday with lows around 50. Saturday should be partly Cloudy and a Little warmer with highs in the Low to mid 70s. Including this rainfall the Experiment station has recorded 4.67 inches of precipitation to Date this year. More than an Inch of precipitation was reported from the nights rainfall by 8 . Friday in some areas West of Garden City. Syracuse recorded 1.7 inches of moisture at 7 most and 1.35 inches was recorded Southeast of Johnson pilots for the Muddy Road Cloud seeding project were out thursday night and Early Friday morning according to project coordinator English Hammond of Lakin. Pilots for the project seed Clouds with dry ice or Silver iodide in an Effort to increase rainfall Ami decrease Hail size for participating counties. Counties participating in the project Are Finney Greeley Wichita Scott Lane Kearny Hodgeman Ford Grant Haskell Seward and the Southern third of Wallace. Weather reports from some other areas at mid morning Friday Lakin a .95 inches of rain with 70 inches recorded 12 Miles West of Lakin. Syracuse a 1.7 inches at 7 . Met with rainfall continuing. Sublette a .59 inches at 7 a in. With rainfall continuing some Small Hail when the storm first moved in at about la . Friday but no serious damage visible. Tribune a .32 inches at 7 . With rain continuing. Healy a rain started at about 8 30 a in Friday with about .25 moisture from the rain about two hours later Hail fell in the area in a storm wednesday night but it was not Large and no serious damage occurred. Elkhart a Cloudy but not raining at mid morning .80 inches of rainfall overnight and 1.21 inches so far this month. Sonic Boom Wichita ran a police and fire dispatchers fielded an estimated 150 Telephone Calls in to or 15 minutes thursday from Wichita residents convinced a major explosion or plane crash had occurred. One Man even reported that he was shaken out of bed by the concussion portly after la . Police and fire units dispatched to Check out the Calls found nothing a Mcconnell air Force base spokesman said thursday afternoon that All the fuss was caused by a sonic Boom from a Kansas air National guard f-4 phantom flying at supersonic Speed. Still searching for Escaper Scott City a authorities were still searching Friday morning for a prisoner who escaped from the county jail Here thursday. As of noon Friday Escaper David Kramer was still at Large. Kramer a 36-year-old Scott City Man had been jailed awaiting trial on charges of rape and aggravated Battery. He was waiting to be transferred to Larned state Security Hospital for psychiatric evaluation when he escaped at about 5 30a.m. Thursday. A spokesman for the Scott county sheriffs department said Kramer was believed to be unarmed and he was not wearing Handcuffs. Law enforcement officials in Kansas and the surrounding states have been notified to be on the Lookout for Kramer the spokesman said. Kramer had been jailed in connection with the april 26 rape of an 11-year-old Scott City girl. According to sheriffs reports at the time the crime occurred the girl suffered internal bleeding and was in the Scott county Hospital for about 3�?~/2 Days. Kramer is described As a White male six feet tall 160 pounds Brown hair Hazel eyes last seen wearing Light Blue jeans a White to shirt Light Blue Check shirt and Brown Tennis shoes. Anyone who sees him should Contact Law enforcement authorities. Scott county sheriff Alan Stewart was but of town Friday morning and was unavailable for comment. He was expected to return sometime Friday afternoon. The sheriff was not out of town when Kramer escaped the spokesman said. He left for Lansing thursday morning. Senate defies Reagan passes its own budget Washington a the Republican led Senate in bold Defiance of president Reagan has ended three weeks of tumultuous budget debate by narrowly approving a 1984 spending and Revenue plan which would permit a $9 9 billion tax increase next year and $75 billion Over the next three years. In a dramatic 50 to 49 Roll Call vote minutes before Midnight thursday the Senate gave a stunning Victory to a Small hand of tenacious Republican moderates and minority democrats who said attacking swelling Federal deficits with higher taxes is the key to economic recovery. Their opponents led by majority Leader Howard h Bakerjr argued for higher defense spending and against any budget which threatened All or part of this years to percent income tax Cut. The debate spiced with acrid partisan Battles will Likely set the Agenda for the 1984 congressional and presidential elections at the very least the Senate budget Resolution sets up Tough negotiations with members of the democratically controlled House which previously approved a budget plan with far higher taxes and a far slower defense buildup Over the next five years. The final budget blueprint left the Senate after a tense Day of wild Seesaw legislative Battles in which the outcome was in doubt until the very end the winning plan was drafted by freshman Gap sen. Slade Gorton of Washington and was approved Only after the Senate had taken nine previous Roll Call votes on budget alternatives of wide extremes. They included an unsuccessful proposal by conservative sen Jesse Helms r-n.c., for a to percent across the Board Cut in spending except for defense and social Security and an Effort by republicans to Force Senate democrats to vote on the High tax Low military spending budget approved by the House Baker finally let the budget he and Reagan strongly opposed go through the Senate because to Block it further would have shattered the congressional budget process the majority Leader said he was determined to have the Senate pass a budget even if it was one he did no to support and personally called for a second vote on Gorton s plan twice before including once earlier thursday night the Senate rejected the same proposal it ended up approving and then Only after there was serious danger of no 1984 budget blueprint passing at All one of the plans main Gap supporters Robert t. Stafford of Vermont said a this was the last train out of the station and there was nothing else to follow. We either had the Compromise or nothing a Baker had fought hard to defeat the Gorton plan and its passage is the worst defeat he has suffered since being elected As Leader after republicans a took control of the Senate in the 1980 elections Baker was beaten by an uneasy Kansas splits Washington apr Here show Kansas senators voted thursday in the 56-43 Roll Call by which the Senate rejected a Low tax budget plan offered by the Republican leadership in this list a vote a a for a was a vote to pass the plan and there were 43 votes a vote a a against Quot was a vote to reject it and there were 56 votes republicans voting for Dole Kassebaum. Washington apr heres How Kansas senators voted thursday in the 52-48 Roll Call by which the Senate rejected a budget outline for 1984 proposed by moderate republicans. A vote a a for was a vote in favor of the plan there were 48 votes a vote a against Quot was a vote against the plan there were 52 votes Republican voting for Kassebaum Republican voting against Dole. Coalition of about 20 moderate republicans and most of the 46 Senate democrats the outcome demonstrates the growing strength of the Gap moderates in the Senate Many of whom face reelection in 1984 the Gorton proposal would a permit a 6 percent military buildup Over inflation next year compared with Reagan a original to percent proposal. When defeat of the to percent figure was imminent Reagan tacitly accepted a 7.5 percent military increase but said he would go no lower a allow $12.5 billion More in spending on Domestic social programs than Reagan had urged including More Money for education and Federal health care and housing programs. A Call for tax increases of $9 9 billion in fiscal year 1984, $13.7 billion in 1985 and $51 billion in 1986 a project deficits of $178 billion in 1984, dropping to $130 billion by 1988 a rival plan supported by Baker and sen Pete v Domenici Kim chairman of the Senate budget committee. Would have permitted tax increases of $8.3 billion Over the next two years a 7.1 percent defense increase and about the same level of non military Domestic spending under that plan deficits were projected at $192.4 billion in 1984 and $185 billion in 1985, then would shoot up to $220 billion in 1988 it was Defeated twice thursday by votes of 56 to 43 and 57 to 43 although Reagan has sharply criticized his budget opponents Over the last week he does not actually sign into Law or veto the spending plan which Congress eventually approves. Garden Sass among things Money can t buy nowadays Gus Garden says is what it used like plans for Scott Lake improvements Scott City a about 170 area citizens turned out thursday night to hear about plans to improve Scott state Lake located about 15 Miles North of Scott City off Highway 83. Scott Park manager Rick Stevens said the plan is actually two in one. It Calls for draining the Lake to repair the spillway. While the Lake is drained other work would be done to make it More aesthetic and to provide More Access to those who fish Stevens said. A if the Lake is going to be drained it would be a Good time to do some Basic work on the floor a Stevens said. Thursdays meeting was called by the Scott Lake advisory Council. That body is made up of representatives from Kansas fish and game the state Park and resources authority and Scott county. Stevens said citizens were receptive to the plans. A there did no to seem to be too much objection a Stevens said. A again the concern was where this Money is coming last year state officials proposed draining the Lake for spillway repair. But the project was put on hold because of a Lack of funds. The latest plan is estimated at $750,000 to $1 million. Right now the project is $500,000 to $700,000 away from becoming a reality. Stevens said it is hoped that counties will pitch in for the project. A Scott county does t think its All their responsibility because people from other counties use the facility a Stevens said. The Kansas Park authority has already appropriated $200,000 for spillway repair and Kansas fish and game has appropriated $100,000 for the Lake Stevens said. It is possible that not All of the Farrah Fawcett wears a rolex adv remaining balance will have to come from counties. Stevens said officials Are hoping for Federal Matching funds but Don t know whether they will be granted. Earliest possible starting Date Stevens said would be july 1984. The project would take about four years from drainage to the time it is filled Stevens said. Plans for the Lake Stevens said Are innovative. In addition to relieving Silt buildup and repairing the deteriorating spillway with which the Lake has been plagued islands and Peninsulas would be constructed. A those will help us control wave action and provide Access for fishermen a a Stevens said. A this is new in the whole concept of renovating lakes. A before Stevens said lakes were renovated to include piers a Finger like extensions from the Shore. Peninsulas Are larger bodies of land and will require less costly dirt movement Stevens said. And Stevens said Peninsulas look More natural than do piers. A we do have a very aesthetic Lake and we want to keep it that Way a Stevens said. In addition Stevens said Peninsulas Quot Estee Lauder Quot Only at hoovers adv will better control wave action which in turn will help control Silt buildup he said. One Large Peninsula a to toll acres a would be constructed in the North part of the Lake just South of the dam where the Beach area is now. A a that a where we get a lot of wind action which causes Waves and Silt buildup Quot Stevens said. A the Peninsula idea solves a lot of next immediate step Stevens said is to search for funding. In the meantime architects and engineers will refine plans and take soil surveys and Core samples. Dennis i und Kren water on top of water. This sprinkler sporting Van wades through a Points during heavy Rains Friday morning. Hare it turns from Kansas ave. Onto Taylor

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