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Independence Examiner (Newspaper) - April 5, 1990, Independence, Missouri 0 Index thursday april 5,1990 Independence to 48 obituaries Jib 128 8 opinion 4 9 our town 3 entertainment 9 record 128 local news 9 sports in 24 pages 2 sections vol. 85, no. 266 weather fair skies expected Friday but temperatures will be Cool. Page 12b anniversary tour ice Capanes celebrates its 50th anniversary during this years tour currently at Kemper Arena. Page 7 l Mideast bridal clothes 3 Janet Jackson to play pc 6 fort Osage stays unbeaten in / a the evening newspaper a Hie examiner Colin Braley inside the Tepee Jay Smith of Independence uses acrylic paints to put a de Dent Wallace b. Smith. Jay Smith is part Cherokee. The Mcdaniels Are part sign on a shawl As Michelle and Tommy Mcdaniel of Oak Grove look on. Cherokee and part Sioux. The completed shawl was Given to Ann Smith wife of rods Church presi Tepee a symbolic sacred place indians share their culture superpower leaders plan 5-Day Summit arms control on Agenda Washington a president Bush and soviet president Mikhail s. Gorbachev will hold a five Day Summit in the United states beginning May 30, the two superpowers announced today. A a in a looking Forward to meeting with him a Bush told reporters a few hours after the formal announcement was made. A it is very important that we have these the simultaneous Summit announcements came from the White House and the soviet news Agency Tass As Secretary of state James a. Baker Iii and soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze were holding their second Day of meetings expected to focus on arms control issues. Bush said the conversations Between Baker and the soviet Diplomat Are a going reasonably the president is scheduled to meet with Shevardnadze at the White House on Friday. There had been speculation that the crisis in the breakaway soviet Republic of Lithuania might Force a postponement of the Summit As Gorbachev worked to Deal with internal pressures. Lithuania aside Bush and Gorbachev have planned the Summit to discuss three major arms control agreements dealing with Long Range nuclear missiles chemical arms and troops and weapons in Europe. The Summit is also expected to include talks on such political issues As the reunification of Germany. A a in a very pleased the dates rods delegates approve budget by Jan Smith the examiner rods world conference delegates wednesday approved a $29.9 million general operating budget for the next two fiscal years. For fiscal year 1991, a $14.8 million budget was set $15.1 million was set for fiscal 1992. The figures Are Down from fiscal year 1990, which received a $17.1 million budget. Fiscal years for the Church run from oct. I through sept. 30. The new budget reflects the churches struggle in recent years to meet expenses. While total contributions have risen to record peaks contributions to the general fund have been relatively Flat. Because of this jobs and programs were reduced in 1989. A this practice cannot continue for very Long a said Gene Hummel a member of the churches presiding Bishopric in a videotape to the delegation. Please see rods Page la states get grades on development Washington a states Are inventing their own economic development policies in a a quiet revolution that came because they wait for Federal solutions to evolve a private research group said today. A the Story is that while Washington the Federal government continues to be stalemated Over what we ought to do Over foreign Competition the states have gone ahead and invented their own strategies a said Doug Ross president of the corporation for Enterprise development a research and consulting organization. A states now encourage and support indigenous development a modernizing in state businesses easing their expansion and product development educating their workers and facilitating Start ups a he explained. A a it a a quiet revolution one that May Well have More lasting Impact on the Quality of our lives and the prospects for our children than any other Domestic policy shift of the past decade a Ross added. The findings Are included in the fourth annual a development report card for the states a financed by corporations labor unions and private foundations. The study grades states a a by d and f a in four areas related to economic development economic performance business Vit please see report Page Lurtha. Political observers no idea what prob a a a caused�?T8woud assess Potts upset House oks school tax plan pc would pay millions More complacency a Likely Factor Jefferson City a Kansas City school District taxpayers could pay $75 million More to desegregate the schools under a proposed state constitutional amendment passed by the Missouri House. Under the proposal by rep. Joe Kenton a Kansas City the general Assembly could increase existing taxes or enact additional taxes to Force the District to pay its share of desegregation costs. He said the District ought to pay what it owes adding a How can you have responsible govern Petey Childers prescriptions free prompt delivery 252-6131�?adv. Ment when you re not paying your own Way a but some of Kenton a colleagues said it Wasny to Clear to them which taxes would be raised or How. A a it a left wide open a said rep. Carole Roper Park a sugar Creek. A we done to know whether the people could afford to pick up the costs or How the taxes would be raised. We have no idea what problems this would Kenton said he doubted the As Sembly Ever would order $75 million a year in local tax increases. But under the measure he said it would be possible. The measure that was ap-1 Carole Roper Park sugar Creek representative proved wednesday now goes to the Senate. If approved by that chamber it would have to be ratified by voters statewide. In 1984, a Federal judge ordered the school District to desegregate the schools but the District had been unable to raise taxes to cover All the costs. Part of the desegregation costs were charged to the state. Kenton estimated the District should be paying $75 million a year. He said taxpayers statewide Are picking up the school districts share because it has been unable to pay for desegregation. By Scott Wyman the examiner Bill carpenters upset Victory Over two term mayor Barbara Potts left most Independence politicians stunned. While some thought Carpenter would have a Chance none expected his to percent margin of Victory. Potts came into the race with the inherent advantages of incumbency. Carpenter entered As a Little known candidate. But when the deck was shuffled Carpenter came out on top. A a in a not angry to know what the $0najority of the people want a analysis said City Council member Lysle weeks a Potts loyalist. A they want the firefighters former Council member Marilyn Wright and the four members of the new Council majority to control the City. I will take into account in what i do what the voters have the reasons for Potts defeat 12,510 votes to 10,241, Are Many and varied. Potts should have had three main advantages Over Carpenter. As an incumbent she had wide name recognition among voters As Well As the Benefit of frequent Media coverage at such events As the opening of the National Frontier trails Center. Time was on her Side. Incumbents can Campaign during their term while challengers have a much Shorter Campaign. Finally she should have carried an advantage in Money. Incumbents like Potts come into the Campaign with Money left from past years. That Money can be spent Early when challengers have Little. But Money probably worked to carpenters advantage. Potts and the citizens for effective leadership political club ended the Cam please see Potts Page la by Jan Smith the examiner in an Effort to celebrate and share their culture with others some of the native americans who belong to the rods Church have erected a huge Tepee on the rods Campus to coincide with the churches world conference this week. The indians expressed gratitude that their Church would allow them such Freedom of expression. A when i come Here and i see the Tepee up it says to me As a native american that the Church cares about my people a the Church cares about what happens to us a said Dee Worthington of Michigan whose grandmother was a full blooded Chippewa Indian. A a it a a fantastic Symbol especially this year with the Temple groundbreaking. Its just fitting this year that we have Tepee Are considered sacred places to native americans who use them not Only As their Homes but As places to worship and teach their children. About 400 native americans belong to the Church and live mainly on reservations in Nebraska and Arizona. Three Are attending the conference As delegates. James c. Cable who is in charge of ethnic ministries for the reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of latter Day saints said native americans have special ministerial needs. Some feel displaced and alienated in cities and even on reservations. Legislative issues at this years world conference Are particularly important to the indians because some Deal with ecology and preserving the environment Cable said. A american indians feel very close to the Earth. They would want people to know they have a great reverence for the Earth and would like to be influential about whatever the Church does or says about environmental concerns of the future a he said. Indians have always been interested in preserving things in their natural state said Duane Nicholas of Ohio who is from the 48-foot-High Tepee is set up on the rods Campus during the world conference. The Oneida Iroquois tribe. A when we leave Here everything will be put Back the Way it was a he said. A when we leave you wont even know that we be been the 48-foot-High Tepee took three Days to erect and belongs to the Council of the sacred hoop an Independence based organization dedicated to celebrating the Indian culture. The Tepee a 16 poles represent the number of ribs a Mother has As in Mother Earth and an Eagle Feather on the top represents the highest flying Bird As a Messen Ger to the great spirit. Tracy Tullie a full blooded Navajo Indian said he had a vision of working with the Council of the sacred hoop in building a Healing and cultural Center in Independence for both non and native americans. At 7 . Friday at the Waldo Avenue Baptist Church Waldo Avenue and River Boulevard the native americans plan a powwow Complete with singing and dancing for the Public. The event is free but donations will be accepted

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