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Joplin Globe (Newspaper) - January 10, 1998, Joplin, MissouriSaturday january 10,1998 vol. 102 no. 152 copyright a 1998 the Joplin Globe Slac Mobe to suggested Price daily 50< a sunday $ 1.50 headliners 2 sections 28 pages metro weather High 38 Low 26 forecast 14areligion memorial tribute those Beautiful hand carved doors at Good Shepherd lutheran Church not Only open to the Carthage Church s Sanctuary but also to an interesting tale of How the doors came to be. 9a business land near Airport focus of stud area North of Zora Street eyed for residential zoning by Susan Redden Globe City Hall writer land in North Joplin zoned for Industrial use could get a residential classification after a staff study now under Way. City workers Are focusing on property North of Zora Street and South of the Joplin regional Airport. Some of the land has been zoned for Industry because of its proximity to the Airport. Councilman Mike Woolston on monday called for the study saying the property might be better used As residential property. A i done to think there a any interest in that is a real estate agent. Woolston made the comment after the Council advanced a request to rezone land West of the intersection of Logan drive and North St. Louis Avenue from Industrial to single family residential for construction of a Home. City planner Dick Largent suggested the analysis in his staff report on the rezoning request. He said the study should focus on land South of the Airport that for years has been zoned for Industrial use. A a there a a mix of residential and Industrial zoning but there a More interest in the land As residential property a the planner said. The Industrial zoning came in the Wake of a comprehensive development plan for the Airport completed in the late 1970s. It was based on noise Levels of the largest Type of Jet aircraft expected to serve the Airport at the time said Harold Mccoy Public works director. The land use change was designed to restrict residential growth and avoid complaints from residents about noise from arriving and departing aircraft. But the protections were imposed before Federal airline deregulation when commercial Jet traffic regularly served the Airport Mccoy said. A a we re always working to get larger planes at the Airport but we done to expect to see jets of the size those Levels Are based on anytime in the near future a he said. The study will include a 160-acre tract directly South of the Airport that is owned by the City. Largent said residential uses will not be considered for that property which remain a Buffer Between the Airport and other uses. Whatever changes Are made still will have to consider the Airport Largent said. The City 18 months ago rezoned some land in the area for Logan a run a 102-lot housing subdivision being developed by Hammons construction co. Company owner Jeff Hammons said he would favor the land use change. A a that a a prime area for residential growth a he said. A i think it would Benefit the see zoning Page 14azoning study the study is looking at whether to rezone land originally classified As Industrial to a residential classification. Detail area v it a a c cd 5 a a study area Highway 171 Zora Street Globe Rudy Nowa stocks sink Blue Chip stocks posted another skidding Selloff that sent major Market averages to their lowest Levels in months. 12afour state outdoor classes classroom addition at mount Vernon High school but no bricks or mortar Are involved. I inside business 12a entertainment 11a classified 5b four states in comics 10a lotteries 3a deaths 13a sports 2b got a news tip the Joplin Globe 417 623-3480 800 444-8514 news line 417 626-3958 Extension 6981 Recycle it is a policy of the Joplin Globe to use increasing amounts of recycled paper and Only soy based Ink. Globe on line a Coffee talk you be seen dogs herding sheep. You be seen dogs herding cattle. But geese As Many As 1,600 unruly Canada geese at times have monopolized 450-acre Central Park in Fremont,Calif., making a mess and gobbling grass Down to the City 30 Miles Southeast of san Francisco is experimenting with herding dogs to control the geese the latest tactic in a 10-year Battle. Loads of boats Globe Brian Shields Pete wenners a professional Fisherman from Galena mo., shows Steve Roberts Webb City mo., some of the features on a 181 Champion Bass boat during the 12th annual Midwest pro boat and sports show at John q. Hammons Trade Center in four Day show lasts through sunday. The associated press Washington what do you suppose caused Ronald and Gail Dreek of san Diego to move out of their Home and Swap places with the people who were renting another nouse the decks owned answer a new tax Law last years Mammoth tax Bill allows homeowners to sell property they be held for years without suffering a big tax hit. That a because of new capital gains rules that give / couples a tax exemption on the first $500,000 in profit from the Sale of their Home the old rules had allowed Sellers to defer taxes on proceeds of a Home Sale by acquiring another Home of equal or greater value. The decks a rental property had accumulated substantial equity As they a traded up Quot from various houses since 1976 if they sold the rental under the old Law. They would have faced a $120,000 tax Bill on that accumulated equity if they Hadnot rolled those proceeds Over into a bigger Home but once the decks have lived in their rental Home for two years they will be Able to sell the property and qualify for the $500,000 tax exclusion under the new Law the Law also gives singles a $250,000 exemption for Home sales after May 6, 1997. This break can be used once every two years. A a it a been tremendous what s Hap pening Here its kind of Money from heaven a said Gail Dueck a nurse. A this new tax Law is a Sweet changes in the capital gains rules also give elderly people new Freedom to sell their Homes without facing a tax bite. A a lot of americans have known for years their Choice of where they live Isnit said David l. Gor Sich. A tax specialist in san Diego. To also revolves around tax the major change in the Law is see taxes Page 14a tax Law opens choices to homeowners woman paralysed in skinhead attack takes charge of new life the associated press Denver a when the leather Clad skinhead begins threatening the Black Man waiting with her at the desolate downtown bus Stop Leannie Van Velkinburg has every reason to look the other Way. Exhaustion from working a double shift. Two sleeping children at Home who need her. Memories from a hard knocks childhood marked by taunts from Black kids. Midnight approaches and one routine bus Transfer will take Van Velkinburg Home where she can peek in on her Young sons where she can sleep away the stresses of her nursing Home Job. But when Nathan Thill knocks a baseball Cap from the head of Oumar Dia. A West african immigrant and Hyatt hotel Bellhop and asks if he is prepared to die Van Velkinburg does t hesitate does no to Ponder whether she should intervene. Her Mother raised her to believe helping others is not a part time responsibility. She sends to pick up the Cap and never sees the gun but she hears shots Echo off surrounding skyscrapers and feels searing pain beneath her Colorado Avalanche hockey jacket As she Falls. She sees Dia lying in the Dingy Glare of a Street lamp and tries to crawl to him but cannot move. In a matter of seconds Dias life is gone Van Welkin Burgh a forever changed. One Bullet has severed her spinal Cord and lodged in her ninth Vertebra. Doctors say removing it will not change her Fate Van Velkinburg is paralysed from the Waist Down. Thill a Brash 19-year-old who coolly de see attack Page 14a the associated press Jeannie Van Velkinburg jokes with family members in her room in Craig Hospital in the South Denver suburb of Englewood Colo. Judge orders Kaczynski examined the associated press Sacramento Calif. A a Federal judge appointed a prison psychiatrist Friday to determine whether Theodore Kaczynski is competent to stand trial then sternly warned the Una bomber suspect to cooperate. Defense attorney Judy Clarke assured u s District judge Garland Burrell or. That Kaczynski would cooperate. The defendant nodded vigorously in agreement. Or. Sally Johnson recommended by the Federal Bureau of prisons has a week to examine Kaczynski and file a report. Johnson chief of psychiatric services at the Butner Federal correctional institution in North Carolina also evaluated presidential assailant John Hinckley or and former televangelist Jim Bakker. Hinckley who attempted to assassinate president Reagan in 1981 and severely wounded his press Secretary Jim Brady was found innocent by reason of insanity. Bakker was found competent to stand trial and was convicted on fraud and conspiracy charges. A phone message left at Johnson s office Friday was not immediately returned. Johnson indicated to the judge she could have a report to the court by see Kaczynski Page 14a

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