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Joplin Globe (Newspaper) - April 10, 1990, Joplin, Missouri My tuesdays weather fifty percent Chance of rain High near 55. Details and color map Are on the Back Page. Home work student Hurt former Joplin couple writes a How to Book for homeowners trapped in bad mortgages. A Page 1b an Misc student suffers injuries in a fall from a third floor dormitory window. A Page 1cinsidesummit talks snags in talks to Cut Long Range nuclear weapons will not affect plans for a Summit i Between president Bush and soviet president Mikhail s. I Gorbachev. A pagen2adrug War a South Carolina sheriff faces a $40 million lawsuit after he erects billboards promising to pay drug Infor-1 Mants. A Page 3afeatures Bridge \ 8c calendar.6b classifieds .4c-8c comics and vice.3c deaths .2c i economy.1b-5b entertainment.6b people.6b sports.5a-7alottery winning numbers in monday s pick 3 drawing 1, 6, 9. Vol 94, no 250 copyright a 1990 the Joplin globes Lee Flo Jilin a Lofte Joplin Missouri april 10, 1990�?twenty-two pages suggested Price daily 35c�?sunday 1.00 councilwoman elected mayor by Susan Redden Globe City Hall writer councilwoman Cheryl Dandridge was elected mayor and councilman Bemie Johnson was elected mayor pro Tern in a special meeting monday to reorganize the Joplin City Council. The session marked the changing of the guard on the Council after members elected or re elected in balloting a week ago took their seats and other members stepped Down. Newly elected councilmen Doug Hunt Milton Wolf or. And Ron Richard along with incumbents Donald Clark and Bob Pullen assumed their Council posts after repeating oaths of office administered by City clerk Joy Thompson. The session marked the departure of councilmen Bill Scearce and Clyde Morrison who lost re election bids and councilman Robert Murray who did not seek an additional term. The three received plaques and accolades from Council colleagues and City manager Leonard Martin conservatives capture elections in Hungary Cheryl Dandridge Bernie Johnson who praised their expertise and hard work on the panel. Praise also went Clark for his four years of service As mayor. Quot the mayor must represent the Council a said councilman Earl Carr. And he Bent Over backward to make sure he was representing the Council View and not his own see Council 8a Budapest Hungary a after a night of Celebration leaders of the conservative party that won elections ending 43 years of communist Rule began working monday to form a Center right governing coalition. The hungarian democratic forum won nearly 43 percent of the vote securing 165 of the 386 House seats contested in sundays balloting and in a first round of elections two weeks ago according to unofficial results. Quot no one should be blinded by the euphoria of Victory a the party a president Jozsef Antal 1, told a news conference monday. Referring to the agrarian Independent smallholders and the Christian democrats Antal 1 said Quot we have the possibility of forming a solid government with our possible coalition both parties Are ideologically close to the democratic forum in their emphasis on Christian values and a generally conservative out look. The smallholders were third wit 11 percent of the vote and the Christian democrats tied for gift with More than 5 percent. According to the unofficial a it suits the smallholders got 43 seat and the Christian democrats 2 leaders of the smallholders an the Christian democrats told sepi rate news conferences they wer interested in a coalition with the democratic forum. Georgians rally for departure of soviet troops Trade Mission to Iraq cancel protests recall Start of movement for Independence Tbilisi . Apr thousands of georgians chanting Quot occupiers occupiers a rallied outside a soviet military base monday capping a Day of protests recalling a bloody clash that sparked their republics Independence movement. The Day of commemorations Drew almost 200,000 people to three separate rallies. It served As a show of strength by Independence activists who have scored several major victories in the past month. Soldiers assaulted a peaceful pro Independence protest in front of government buildings in Tbilisi on april 9, 1989, with shovels and Gas. Nineteen people died. The attack unleashed bitter criticism across the country. Several investigations have placed the blame for ordering the attack As High As the communist party politburo. But no one has been blamed officially. Protesters near the caucasus military District Headquarters posted signs Reading Quot get out of Georgia a and depicting a hooded executioner wearing a military Star and holding a bloody shovel. Early monday morning about 100,000 people gathered in candlelight on Rusta Veli i Boulevard the site of the clash. About 70,000 More nearly filled the republics main stadium monday evening in a similar rally. At an intersection outside the walled military base about 10,000 people gathered in the afternoon and shouted through megaphones for the soldiers to abandon their posts. Eldar Sheng Elaya a Well known georgian director addressed the soldiers As Quot esteemed occupiers a and told them the army could turn them into Quot think a he said. Quot this is your last Chance to turn into people a there was no visible reaction from the few soldiers seen on the base. Authorities did not interfere with the protest and georgian policeman helped keep order. Protests in other soviet republics have included anti military elements among them Calls to Boycott the draft but mondays demonstration was one of the largest directed specifically against the soviet military. Top soviet generals have complained in recent months about a growing Quot Campaign to discredit the army particularly in republics with rising Independence movements. In the Baltic republics this Springs military Call up is expected to bring Large numbers of draft dodgers and Georgins said they expect the same. Georgia is not the Only Republic with a Strong Independence movement. The Baltic republics of Lithuania Latvia and Estonia Moldavia and the neighbouring caucasus republics of Azerbaijan and Armenia also have Strong Independence movements. Lithuania a is the strongest a it declared itself Independent from the soviet Union on March 11, and the standoff with the Kremlin continues. In Moscow on monday soviet president Mikhail s. Gorbachev and his top advisory body said new economic and political Steps would be taken to break lithuanian intransigence. No details were Given. Globe photo make Gullet City employee David Ray paints the Fountain Blue monday in Spiva Park. Washington a the Commerce department said monday it has cancelled an aerospace Trade Mission to Iraq As . Lawmakers prepare sanctions legislation against the Baghdad government. The action comes As tensions mount Over a series of incidents including a threat by iraqi president Saddam Hussein to use chemical weapons against Israel. Iraq also has been accused of trying to add nuclear arms to its Arsenal of chemical weapons. Also monday Iraq expelled an american Diplomat in retaliation for the expulsion of an iraqi Diplomat posted at the United nations. The state department said the iraqi was suspected of being involved in a plot to kill two political opponents. Margaret Tutwiler the department spokeswoman said iraqis Deci Sion to expel the american was Quot totally Elizabeth Dugan a Commerce department spokeswoman said the iraqi leg of the aerospace Trade Mission was called off Quot in Light of the events of the last couple of weeks a Quot we thought it was inappropriate to take a group of . Companies to Iraq a this time a she said. Nine . Aerospace companies signed up to travel to Egypt saudi Arabia and Iraq next month to Quot help . Companies enhance their Market position overseas and gain Market exposure a the department had said. Sales tax proceeds up 10% at midyear revenues from Joplin a retail sales tax nearly reached the $3 million Mark for the first six months of the fiscal year. Proceeds from the 1-cent sales tax totalled $459,795.08 for april according to figures released monday by the sales tax division of the Missouri department of Revenue. Monthly collections up 5.4 percent Over those for april 1989, bring revenues to $2,997,719.07 at the Midway Point of the fiscal year. The amount represents an increase of 10 percent Over collections of nearly $2,725,000 for the same period a year ago. The half cent transportation sales tax generated $229,866.46 for the month to bring collections so far this year to $1,497,668.09, also up 10 percent Over proceeds through the same period a year ago. Sales tax and transportation sales tax Are the City a two largest Revenue sources. Revenues from the two taxes totalled More than $8.4 million in the fiscal year that ended oct. 31, up More than 7.1 percent Over previous years collections. Retail sales tax proceeds totalled More than $5.6 million and transportation sales tax More than $2.8 million. Sales tax revenues support the general fund which finances police fire and administrative services and subsidizes several other City operations. Transportation sales tax is used for Street construction and maintenance and other transportation programs. City officials have projected a 4.4 percent growth rate for the two taxes this year to generate nearly $5.9 million in retail sales tax and More than $2.9 million in transportation sales tax. April sales tax receipts for other units of government in the area Airport drive.$4,715.15 transportation .$2,145.52 anderson.$8,154.67 transportation .$3,708.01 aurora.$45,937.30 Barton county.$19,713.06 Carl junction.$8,76152 transportation .$3,333.58 Carterville .$4,339.42 transportation .$1,668.75 miscellaneous .$2,177.62 Carthage .$71,649.45 transportation .$31,520.19 cassville.$25,598.04 Dade county.$13,168.42 miscellaneous .$13,168.27 diamond.$2,318.72 duenweg.$3,696.58 duquesne.$4,101.03 Golden City.$2,926.77 transportation .$1,312.45 granby.i.$5,246.56 jasper.$2,150.57 see Revenue 8a weather holds key to launch Cape canaveral Fla. A space shuttle discovery was readied monday for its most challenging scientific Mission lifting the Hubble space Telescope above Earth a obscuring atmosphere to look toward the Edge of the universe and perhaps the beginning of time. Forecasters said Low Clouds were expected at the Kennedy space Center this morning but there was a 60 percent Chance the weather would permit a liftoff of the 35th shuttle Mission set for 8 47 . Edt. The Crew spent a few hours doing aerobatics in t-38 jets to condition their bodies for liftoff while on the launch pad final preparations were made for filling the shuttle tanks with a half million Gallons of fuel shortly after Midnight. Discovery a five astronauts will be flying 380 Miles above Earth higher than any shuttle Crew has gone. Two of them will be in space suits ready to go to the Rescue if anything goes wrong with the Telescope release from the cargo Bay. The first pictures to be released to the Public As Early As four Days after the Observatory is in orbit will be of an open Star Cluster in the Milky Way deep in the Southern sky in Constellation Carina. That Constellation is visible to the naked Eye from a discovery poised for South America and Australia and is estimated to be 1,500 Light years away. Hubble 43 feet Long 14 feet in diameter and weighing 24,250 pounds is nestled in discovery a cargo Bay. It will be lifted out with the ship s mechanical Given an exacting checkout and will be dropped overboard wednesday afternoon if All goes Well. Liftoff. The Telescope being launched seven years late because of the 1986 challenger Accident and technical problems represents an investment of More than $2 billion $1.5 billion for the Telescope itself and $600 million for spare parts astronaut training and ground support. It Wili Cost $200 million a year to operate and maintain. See space 8a %

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