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Joplin Globe (Newspaper) - April 4, 1990, Joplin, Missouri Wednesdays weather partly sunny High near 75. Details and color map Are on the Back Page. Cowa Bunga teen age mutant ninja turtles shatter Box office record in the opening weekend of their movie. A Page 6b dispute Carthage wants to end All contracts with Sikeston for electric Power. A Page 1d vol. 94, no 244 copyright a 1990 the Joplin Globe i t Autlin Joplin Missouri april 4, 1990�?thirty-two pages suggested Price daily 35c�?sunday 1 00 2 Council incumbents lose two incumbents were re elected and two Defeated tuesday in balloting to fill five positions on the Joplin City Council. Challenger Doug Hunt and incumbents Donald Clark and Bob Pullen were winners in a close seven Way race for three general Council seats while Milton Wolf won a two Man race for a zone 1 Council position. Ron Richard was unopposed for the zone 4 Council seat. Tuesdays balloting resulted in the defeat of two incumbent general councilmen Bill Scearce and Clyde Morrison. Pullen holds the zone 4 Council position but switched to seek a general Council seat. Hunt led the Field in the general Council race with 2.022 votes followed by Clark with 1,788 Pullen 1,772 Jack Stults 1,654 Scearce 1,461 Morrison 1,432 and Robert Wyler 1,431. Hunt 25, is a television news director and Clark 65, is a podiatrist and a six term Council member. Pullen 50, is a Salesman who has served one four year Council term. In zone 1, Wolf received 2,404 votes to 1,371 for Goetz a former Council member. The seat currently is held by Robert Murray who did not seek re election. Wolf 53, Sells office furniture and supplies and Richard 42, is vice president of a Chain of Bowling alleys. An estimated 3,800 voters just Over 21 percent of Joplin a registered voters cast ballots in the election. Voter turnout was much lower than balloting on a solid waste fee and tax proposal last november. Donald Dart Bobby Pullen Milton Wolf or. Joplin residents approve changes to City charter Joplin voters on tuesday a Council zones and the police depart proved three proposed amendments ment to bring the provisions into to revise 23 sections of the Joplin conformity with state Law and actual Home Rule charter. Practice. All three proposals most to make Quot housekeeping changes to charter provisions were endorsed by wide margins. The amendments Are the second series of proposals put before voters from among 50 recommended by a charter review committee that completed work in 1986. Twenty two of 23 proposed changes most dealing with election provisions of the charter were approved by voters in 1987. Amendment no. 61, approved by 3,109 votes in favor to 536 against makes changes in charter sections having to do with Council Powers. Amendment no. 62, endorsed 2,950 to 566, revises finance sections of the charter to More accurately distinguish Between three separate budgets in the City a annual budget and specify when a Public hearing on the proposed budget will be held. Amendment no. 63, approved 3,081 to 567, changes charter sections dealing with the zoning and planning commission. Most of the changes More accurately describe activities of the commission and emphasize its capacity As an advisory Board to the City Gates rejects posed merger plan an eight vote margin in Iron Gates in tuesdays elections spelled defeat of a proposal that the Village consolidate with the City of Joplin. Village residents cast 45 votes in favor and 53 opposed. Joplin voters endorsed the proposal 2,6 10 to 1,127. Approval by a simple majority of voters in both communities was required for passage. Village trustees had proposed consolidation As a Way to give residents benefits including police and fire Protection reduced insurance rates and eventually sewer service to Correct septic tank problems. Opponents to the plan said they wanted to Quot stay neighbors to Joplin and did not want to come under jurisdiction of ordinances in effect in the City. They said there was no indication when the Village would get sewer service and warned that residents would have to share in costs of installation. Iron Gates incorporated in 1956, is located Between 20th and 32nd streets at the West Edge of Joplin. It has an area of about 180 acres and a population of 314, according to the 1980 census. Globe photo Mike Gluett a sign of the times attracts the attention at Columbia elementary. More voting returns a pages 8b and 1d. R-8 voters Tab Satterlee Rentz Don Rentz was elected and Susan Satterlee was re elected tuesday to the Joplin r-8 Board of education for three year terms according to Complete but unofficial returns. With All polling places in Jasper and Newton counties reporting mrs. Satterlee led the balloting with 2,903 votes. She was re elected to a fourth term. Rentz seeking election to Public office for the first time received 2,458 votes. The other candidates and their votes Tom Meadows 1,861, and Dwight Watts 952. The votes include absentees. About 4,000 of the districts voters marked ballots in tuesdays elections. Records for elections Over the past six years show that Between 3,500 to 4,600 voters normally participate in District elections. Last year about 1,700 voters participated. The two positions that were up for election represent one third of the boards membership. The other members Are Michael Gilpin Carol Esch Terry Brandt and Jim Courtney. Janis Smith who served two terms on the Board did not seek re election. Mrs. Satterlee and Rentz Are expected to be sworn in during a meeting of the Board tuesday night. The Board also is expected to reorganize at that time electing a president and vice president. Rentz 50, Joplin route 5, is the Barton county residents say not a loudly a to zoning Don Rentz Susan Satterlee owner of a furniture manufacturing company. He and his wife. Sue have two children both of whom Are enrolled in r-8 schools. He has been a resident of the District for nine years. Mrs. Satterlee 41, 820 n. Moffet ave., is a homemaker. She and her husband Steve have two children both of whom Are enrolled in r-8 schools. She has lived in the District 32 years. There were no school related propositions on the ballot. Mam Lamar to. A Barton county voters said not in a big Way on tuesday to the notion of countywide land use control. The proposal to adopt county zoning was Defeated 1,993 to 244, according to final but unofficial returns tabulated by Bonda Rawlings county clerk. That translates to about 89 percent against the measure. No Rural counties in the Southwest Corner of Missouri have adopted county zoning. Few have put the optional practice to a Public vote. Gary Frieden the presiding county commissioner said the Issue was presented to voters As a Way they could keep landfills out of the county. Inside Marcos trial Imelda Marcos attorney contends that George Bush urged her husband to invest in . Real estate. A Page 2a Independence a delegation from the rebellious Baltic Republic of Lithuania meets with an adviser to president Mikhail s. Gorbachev. A Page 3a Young chefs a Joplin woman who owns a Day care Center encourages i preschoolers to take part in cooking projects. A Page 1b features Bridge. 8d calendar.7b classifieds.3d-8d comics and vice.7c deaths.2d economy.6b editorial.6a entertainment.7b food.1c-8c sports.1b-4b lottery winning numbers in tues Days pick 3 drawing 0, 7, 9. He spoke about the need for county zoning on Jan. 25 during a county farm meeting. Frieden had said the measure would not restrict agriculture but curtail plans to open landfills that would bring debris from Joplin and other towns into the county. Frieden said the Issue created a lot of discussion after the commissioners voted feb. 6 to place the Issue before voters. That was the final Day to get any Issue placed on the april ballot. Frieden said county zoning would have been established by a commission composed of a member from each township and a county commissioner to determine How unincorporated areas would be zoned. He said that ultimately zoning would have been administered by a five member Board of adjustments. One of the first opponents to the Issue was Franz Penner Lamar hog Farmer. His wife Loretta said they opposed the Issue because restrictions it would place on Farmers. An example would be if we would get out of the hog business for six months or a year and still keep our buildings we would need a permit from the county before we could return to raising hogs. It would be the same for cattle a she said. The fenners said they received a lot of response from throughout the county to their stand against zoning she said. Senate approves air pollution controls Washington apr the Senate overwhelmingly approved sweeping air pollution controls on automobiles factories and Power plants tuesday after a decade of struggle Over whether to strengthen Federal clean air Laws. The new controls which Are estimated to Cost the Economy $21 billion a year when they go fully into effect were approved by a vote of 89-11. Kansas Sens. Nancy Kassebaum and Bob Dole and Missouri Sens. Christopher Bond and John Dan Forth All republicans All voted yes president Bush speaking in Indianapolis in Advance of Senate action called it Quot a historic vote that would Quot affect generations to come As we work to build a cleaner safer after the vote presidential spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said Quot we re pleased and Well work for passage in the Senate approval shifted the clean air debate to the House where a similar Bill is being written by the Energy and Commerce committee. Rep. John Dingell d-mich., the panels chairman said he plans to have the committee vote by weeks end and expects floor action next month. Differences in the Senate and House measures will then still have to be worked out. Senate majority Leader George Mitchell a Maine acknowledged the new requirements would be expensive to Industry but argued Quot the costs of inaction will be higher than the Cost of this health experts have estimated air pollution May account for 50,000 premature deaths every year he said. Quot we can no longer delay a said Mitchell who has sought Federal controls on acid rain for nearly a decade and made the clean air Bill his top priority As democratic Leader. Quot the american people want action. They demand action a he continued. But to Many senators particularly from the Midwest the vote represented an agonizing Choice Between cleaner air and concern about the Media contacts with jurors result in sequester order Impact of the new controls on employment and electric Bills Back Home. This Bill will absolutely decimate my state of Illinois a declared sen. Alan Dixon d-ill., whose state has Utility plants that rely on High Fulfur Coal As Well As Coal miners whose jobs will be jeopardized by new measures to combat acid rain. Dixon was among Only the 11 senators who voted against the legislation. Quot i cannot vote for legislation that see Senate 8a a to Washington apr the judge in John Poindexter a trial disclosed tuesday that two jurors had been contacted by the news Media and he ordered the jury sequestered to avoid further problems from such Quot irresponsible . Distinct court judge Harold Greene said both jurors will remain on the panel because they Quot were Alert and intelligent and did no to allow any conversation about the Case to take place. He said of the contacts Quot some now might think this was an obstruction of Justice i will think about Poindexter lawyer Richard Beck Ler said he had no objection to the two jurors staying on the j panel. Poindexter who was National Security adviser to then president Reagan from late 1985 to november 1986, is charged with conspiring to obstruct Congress making false statements to lawmakers and obstructing congressional inquiries into the Iran Contra affair. Jury deliberations resumed for a second Day after a court session to discuss the contacts. At the end of the Days deliberations the jurors were taken to a hotel for the night. At the session it was disclosed that Washington Post reporter Nora Boustany had telephoned juror Leroy Witherspoon at Home after mondays first Day of deliberations in the Poindexter trial. Witherspoon said he Hung up on her twice. Juror William Harris said he was contacted monday evening by a woman identifying herself As a reporter. He Hung up and she did no to Call Back. Greene said the irresponsible behaviour of the press leaves me no alternative but to have the jurors Quot taken by the marshals to a hotel each night. Quot i certainly done to want to have a mistrial a Greene said at a court hearing. Quot i understand the Post has Many More reporters ready to Call the jurors a said Greene. Quot none of us has any confidences that court Quot regulations will be observed con see jury 8a House oks $720 million Panama Nicaragua Aid Washington a the House on tuesday approved a $2.4 billion spending Bill that includes Money president Bush is urgently seeking for new democracies in Panama and Nicaragua. The Bill with $720 million for the two Central american nations would Mark the first use of a peace dividend from reduced Pentagon spending. It still needed Senate action which appeared unlikely by the thursday deadline Bush had set for completion of the measure. Lawmakers approved the Bill on a vote of 362-59 after defeating a series of amendments that would have Cut foreign Aid amounts in the Bill. Those amendments brought caustic reactions from the Bill a supporters. �?�1 am amazed at the number of Flat headed members in this House who Are All too Happy to spend whatever it takes to support wars but spend a Penny to prevent the necessity to fight those wars in the first place a said rep. David obey a wis. Rep. James Traficant a Ohio sought to Cut 5 percent from the foreign Aid portions of the Bill charging the measure was Quot busting the Bank. Before we ship Money overseas lets take care of our own country countered rep. Mickey Edwards a okla Quot this amendment shows Why people Are fed up with Congress because we re look t ing at the Little bitty did 1 get mine. Instead of taking care of the Security of our

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