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Garden City Telegram (Newspaper) - May 30, 1990, Garden City, Kansas Wednesday May 30,1990 the Garden City 35 cents 20 pages news briefs he loses Beard bet Rod Schainost kept to his word tuesday. He shaved off his Beard and moustache at an Assembly of students at Jennie Wilson elementary where he is principal. Schainost made the bet with students that if too of them had All words Correct on the year end spelling test Friday he would shave off his Beard. If 200 made a son the test he would shave off his moustache. He had to keep to his word this week As 130 students spelled All words correctly and 204 students made a a. There Are about 340 students at Jennie Wilson. Students made the principal Promise not to allow any whiskers to grow Back before thursday the last Day of school. This was the second of Schainost a challenges for his students. Students have worked through the year to Complete math problems correctly within a time limit. Last wednesday he was on the roof of the school where he promised to sit for the number of minutes equating the number of problems students completed. The total was 115 minutes of a Breezy stay on the roof. Schainost said he will probably grow his facial hair Back this summer. A a it la have to be Back by this fall to have another motivator for the kids a he said. Dow hits record High new York apr prices surged on Wall Street and the Dow Jones Industrial average closed at another All time High breaking a record set a week ago. The Dow Jones average of 30 Blue Chip industrials jumped 49.57 to 2,870.49 tuesday surpassing the 2,856.26 reached last wednesday. Broader indicators also Rose. Technology issues which pulled the Market sharply lower on Friday led the Advance after a Barrons article said International business machines was on an upward course after several laggard years. Ism Stock was up 3 1 i to 11934. Leak delays shuttle Cape canaveral Fla. A Nasa scrubbed today a launch of Columbia and its $150 million Observatory because of two Hydrogen leaks and said repairs could delay liftoff until next week. The 12 28 . Mission was postponed six hours before liftoff after sensors detected rising Levels of Hydrogen Gas in columbian a engine compartment during fueling of the rocket tuesday with liquid oxygen and liquid Hydrogen. Although Hydrogen is highly combustible Nasa spokeswoman Lisa Malone said a the vehicle was never in an unsafe position at any the seven astronauts on the All scientific Mission were to have boarded hours later. New Orleans or by Washington apr without a presidential candidate in sight democrats Are leaping ahead with 1992 convention preparations by designating new Orleans and new York As the finalists to Host the meeting party sources say. The party site selection committees recommendation of those two cities to party chairman Ronald h. Brown puts the democrats on track to their earliest settlement of a convention site. Brown plans to visit both cities probably next week and announce his Choice by mid june. The convention is scheduled to run from july 6 through july 19,1992. The republicans Are receiving bids for their 1992 convention and plan to announce their decision in january. While the cop will visit potential Sites and weigh their bids president Bush could make those efforts academic if he decides to express a Low in me upper partly Cloudy tonight with a Low in the upper 50s and South Southeast winds at 5 to 15 mph. Partly Cloudy and warmer thursday with a High temperature in the 80s and South Southeast winds at a to to 20 mph. Friday through arty Cloudy sunday Chance of showers Friday and saturday. High in the upper 80s and lower 90s Friday and saturday Cooling to the lower 80s sunday. Low temperatures in the 60s All three Days. Inside deaths.2 hospital.2 weather.2 markets.3 opinion.4 people.6 sports.8-10 classified.11-13 school.17 crossword.18 comics.18 bridge.19 to log.19garden Sass there Are some tasks Gus Garden says you have to put off several Days before they slip your mind altogether. Chorus of frogs serenades rain 36-hour rain adds 4 inches to Southwest by Tim Unruh staff writer All they needed was Kermit to sing the Lead. A chorus of frogs a thousands Strong a serenaded a Small audience of humans and celebrated the wetness Early this morning at the Finney county Fairgrounds. It won a rave review from at least one of the witnesses Merle Witt crops agronomist at the Southwest Kansas research Extension Center. He was at the Fairgrounds at 5 . To see off a group of 4-hers leaving on a Field trip to Manhattan. The amphibious concerto was staged among the Ponds of water that formed from heavy overnight rain. A you missed a great musical performance. Somehow it seemed harmonious a Witt said. A it was amazing. So loud we could hardly frogs Sang As the last of a steady sometimes heavy rain that lasted 36 hours filled gauges in the Garden City area. Ralph Pittillo manager of the Garden City weather station at the Airport measured 4.73 inches of rain from Midnight monday to 8 . This morning. Six inches of water flowed across . 50 near the Airport. There was a similar gush on k156 about 20 Miles Northeast of town. Kansas Highway patrol issued Flash flood warnings for both Highway. The Extension Center measured 2.41 inches of rain overnight. Garden City and Southwest Kansas Are Well into another wet year. The Extension Center has measured 12.24 inches of rain in less than five months. The longtime yearly average is 17.86 inches said Jovita Baier Extension Center Secretary. The average through May is 6.63 inches. In May this year 5.68 inches slow going a traffic on . So Oast of Garden City by Tho Airport moves a Little slower this morning. Road Crews closed the Highway to one Lane Brad Nadine tangram after water from overnight storms covered several stretches of the eastbound Side of the Road. Of rain have fallen. Elsewhere Syracuse received a half Inch of rain Dighton two inches Tribune one Inch to 1.15 inches Leoti .31 Sublette 1.67 Lakin 2.1 Johnson 2.8 and Scott City 1.25 inches. Wheat and Spring planted crops that have been sown Are enjoying optimum conditions said Al Maddux Scott county agricultural Extension agent but there Are Fields ear marked for sorghum and soybeans that have yet to be planted. Maddux said an average of 1.25 inches of rain was reported across the county overnight. A a we re not going to have a problem with the extra moisture at least until the crop is made a he said. The wheat plants Are in the process of forming their kernels and with the Cool wet weather the Heads Are timing filled with More of the Juicy Green berries than Ever. If the conditions remain Ideal Witt said there could be some Mammoth yields reported in Southwest Kansas. Harvest is about a month away and a lot could happen Between now and then he said a we could have some 100-Bushel yields on irrigated and from 75 to 85 on dryland a Witt said. A if we can stay away from he hot and dry winds we have the Best yield potential we be had in Over to with the ample moisture the wheat plants have grown taller than Normal and some Fields have been Laid Over by the weight of the rain drops on the leaves. Witt expects them to stand Back up. Leaf rust a fungal disease that forms on leaves has shown up in a few areas but its not severe yet. Rust is a problem during wet weather Witt said but any threat to the yield depends on extent of the disease when it attacks and How far it moves up the Plant before the Grain has matured. If the fungus consumes the Flag Leaf the highest on the wheat Plant that takes in most of the sunlight it reduce yield. Witty a concern is effect rust has on the wheat variety Tam 107, which is drought and Bug resistant but highly susceptible to the fungus. Much of the variety was planted last fall thanks to the conditions of the previous year when a dry Winter nearly devastated the 1989 wheat crop. But for right now Witt said most Farmers would rather have the rain and the rust threat Over a drought. A the rain is certainly much More of a Benefit than the possibility of disease spread a Witt said. Parents have suggestions complaints forced transfers rankle them most by Sarah Kessinger staff writer parents had some suggestions and some complaints for the school Board tuesday As a Small crowd gathered for a facilities work session at edit Scheuerman elementary. About 50 people mainly parents of Edith Scheuerman students asked Board members and administrators about students forced transfers the addition for special education to be built at Victor Ornelas elementary and prospects for a future Bond Issue. Eilene Brady Parent asked whether there were ways to Cut transportation costs in order to allow More facilities funds. She said parents of Edith Scheuerman students would rather see their children in modular classrooms than transferred to other District schools because of overcrowding Edith Scheuerman has one of the highest number of transfers due to overcrowding among District elementary schools. The school is in need of at least two More classrooms Brady said and two Mobile units providing four classrooms would probably take care of most of the schools forced transfers. Rita Mills Board vice president said the state provides the District transportation funds for certain purposes and because the Money is earmarked for that purpose it is not available for facilities. Mobile units have worked for overcrowding problems in the past Mills said but they were intended As temporary solutions until permanent facilities could be built. A i done to think any of us want Mobile units in place of permanent structures a Mills said. Brady suggested the Board could pressure the City to build a Road or sidewalk South from the Hager addition to Edith Scheuerman. This would shorten the route and Cut the Cost of transporting students from those Homes to the school. Board member Bob Harrington said the Board has taken the stand that the District will not Purchase More modular while space remains in schools. A was Long As we have spaces in other schools to bus students that a the route Well have to take a he said. Superintendent Gerald Moseman reminded the parents that Tor each additional modular classroom another teacher would have to be hired and supplies for the classroom would be necessary a it s Nice to have everything but be expecting to pay for it if we Are going to have everything a a Moseman said. One Parent asked if the Board would decide to give up the music room at Edith Scheuerman to use it As a regular classroom. She suggested if it were successful at Edith Scheuerman it could be tried in other schools. Mills said the Board could not consider just one school but would have to decide whether music rooms could be used As classrooms in All District schools. Board member Jack Ramos Needham said he appreciated parents coming up with ideas for their childrens schools and that the Board should consider them and work with parents on solutions. He said it is difficult to satisfy All parents but encouraged them to continue looking for solutions. Concerning the funding of the Victor Ornelas addition Fatti Steinwand Parent asked Why the Money was not used for Edith Scheuerman if it was left Over from the Bond Issue that paid for the two schools. Mills explained that the Money came from interest accumulated on Money left Over from construction. The funds could be used to help retire the Bond or for construction on the buildings Sapa rants Page 3 Gorbachev upbeat heading to Summit hoisting the Flag a huge soviet Flag is raised to the front of the old executive office building in Washington us or photo / Aito cited pros this morning in preparation log the arrival of soviet president n ii Gorbachev later in the Day. Washington of Mikhail s. Gorbachev arrives tonight for Summit talks with president Bush that May fail to produce Trade and arms control accords but the soviet Leader voiced optimism they will agree on terms for German unification As Gorbachev was winding up a Brief visit to Canada before flying to his second Washington Summit a the first was with Ronald Reagan in 1987 a Bush was spending his second consecutive Day closeted with his advisers Over Summit negotiating strategy before leaving Canada for three Days of talks with Bush the soviet president acknowledged the emergence of a new Domestic worry a the election of political Maverick Bons n. Yeltsin As president of the russian Republic. On the major International Issue of a United Germany however Gorbachev was upbeat As he spoke to reporters tuesday outside prime minister Brian Mulroney a residence in Ottawa. Gorbachev said he was confident that he and Bush will find a Way to preserve the balance of Power in Europe asked if he was optimistic about agreement on Germany and its membership in nato the soviet Leader replied a i am sure of that. And Tell that to the american administration officials worked on the final wording of a Trade agreement which technically will be ready for signing but it was unclear whether Bush will put it on the table in his meetings with Gorbachev thursday through saturday. Bush a reluctance stems from . Unhappiness Over the soviet unions failure to enact free emigration legislation and Gorbachev a economic crackdown on Independence minded Lithuania officials said arms control negotiators for the two countries meanwhile wrangled for More than two hours tuesday Over and soviet conventional forces in Europe As Well As their nuclear arsenals

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