Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives May 16 1983, Page 13

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - May 16, 1983, Tokyo, JapanMonday May 16, 1983 Pacific stars and stripes 13 Church s tax exempt status lifted Garden Grove Calif. A the state has lifted the tax exempt status of the Church pastured by television evangelist Robert Schuller because of the Church s moneymaking concerts. Schuller has responded by declaring the stat action contrary to the future of churches in America and vowing to fight will never allow the pulpit the Cross the altar the choir loft to be taxed Schuller said of his 3-year-pld Crystal Cathedral. California s Board of equalization lifted $400,000in property tax exemptions on the soaring $18 million Glass Structure because not Only concert but also other moneymaking events were held there. Schuller whose sermons Are nationally telecast on the hour of Power to program said the Board s ruling violated first amendment protections of Freedom of religion. The tax Board cited repeated use of Church property by profit making groups and non profit organizations that Don t qualify for noted there were 15 concerts and musical performances at the Orange county landmark inthe past two years. Seats Cost As much As $150 each. Lawrence Welk Victor Borge and Fred Waring were among the performers at the 2,875-seat Cathedral in 1981 and 1982, the years of the tax investigation. The Board also cited the Cathedral s dance classes and commercial weight loss meetings. A 12-concert season planned this year was scrapped when the tax Issue arose. In addition to $400,000 in Back taxes the Board ruling Means the Church will have an annual tax Bill of about $250,000.the Crystal Cathedral Centrepiece of the Garden Grove Community Church is a 12-Story Structure made up of some 10,000 Glass panes supported by a latticework of White pipes. It opened in 1980. Apartment fire Routs scores los Angeles up scores of residents Fleda Brick apartment building during a fire that injured eight people the fire department was believed to be the cause of the Blaze which started in a third floor hallway of the 27-Unitstructure in the Westlake area near downtown. Joe Coria a. Red Cross official said the owner told him she had turned in people for dealing drugs in her building and she believed the fire Wasset As most seriously injured were three adults who suffered moderate Burns and a 14-year-old boy who broke his leg when he jumped from a ledge to escape the smoke and flames. Fire Crews used ladders to Rescue other residents who had crawled out on ledges to escape the flames. Many of the homeless were helped by Friend Sand relatives but about 20 spent the night at a red Cross Blaze consumed part of the third floor the attic and roof. Damage was put at $35,000. That s about 120 Miles from Cincinnati As the Chicken flies. And the great thing is that chickens really can Fly cackled Mary Cusick who should know what she s clucking about. She s Secretary of the International Chicken flying association life time dues $2 Mary expects whoops leg aspects 300 chickens and 3,000 humans at the group s 12thannual Fly off where the chickens definitely Don t come Home to put each Chicken atop a 10-foot High launching pad and let it Fly Mary said. The Chicken that flies the farthest is the the payoff in t Chicken feed. The top three finishers in each of four weight divisions earn $100, $50 and $25 for their owners. Not bad scratch for no entry fee. And if your Chicken cracks a record it s a extra $500 to Feather your nest. How far can a Chicken Wing the world s record set in 1979 right in Rio Grande is 302 feet 8 Skinny Little Chicken named Lola a did it Cusick weighed Only 15 ounces. Her owner keeps bringing her Back every year but he won t Fly her unless someone Breaks her Chicken flying eggs perts figure Lola b. Would just Lay an egg years later she s no Spring Chicken Cusick people train their chickens for the big event by enticing them to Fly the most common method is to put Chicken feed several Hundred feet away from the Coop Cusick said. The chickens Are in such a hurry every morning to get to the food that some of the literally Start flying Down although lighter chickens usually Are the bes fliers plump chickens Are not discriminated against. The four weight divisions for flying Are featherweight 32 ounces or less bantamweight 33 to 48 ounce medium weight 49 to 64 ounces and heavyweight Over 65 ounces. The Southwest new Mexico Swastika yearbook under fire Las Cruces . A a new Mexico stat University publications Board has asked the University president to change the name of the school yearbook now called Swastika. But president Gerald Thomas says the authority to change the name lies with the school s Board of regents and he will pass on the request. The school s publications and communications Board asked Thomas to change the name which the yearbook has had since 1907, Long before reverse Swastika became the Symbol of Hitler Germany s nazi party. Thomas has said he favors changing the because it takes too much staff time to explain that the Swastika that inspired the name is a Zuni Indian Symbol of Harmony and Good Luck. How Ever he also has said he preferred to let the students decide. The school kept the title even during world War ii but now a jewish student group Hillel has asked to have it changed calling it an offensive reminder of nazi persecution of jews. Texas texans feel naked minus state Flag Dallas up texans use the Lone Sta state Flag to stir martinis Hawk real estate and top Oil derricks and skyscrapers. If it s not there you get a naked feeling say businessman Lou Kronberg. Flag makers and promoters say no other state has such a fixation on its most visible Symbol. You can t go Down the Street without seeing the Flag Kronberg said of the Tri coloured Emblem which has changed Little since Sam Houston first hoisted it Over a fledgling Republic. Other state flags Are an impossible Complex of Scales or figures of Justice said Kronberg owner of flags and flagpoles a firm stocking one of the nation s largest Flag inventories. But the Texas Flag is a very powerful graphic design in he said he Sells customers tiny flags for Martin glasses and 30-by-50-foot flags which can cover a House and must be displayed from 100-foot said he shipped a Container Load of flags to Norway last year for a Western style Celebration and regularly sends items to fashionable Paris Are very very proud of their state said Shelly Piontek salesperson for Flag poles by Symonds in Dallas. You just Don t see this same Pride in other , she admitted our Texas flags Are made in Annin the Midwest Ohio something to squawk about Cincinnati up no Yolk folks the big Chicken meet not meat is eggs optionally International Chicken flying meet is the Preakness of poultry the fairest of fowl some thing to really get ruffled about the one Day chickens become fliers not friers. The big Flap occurs May 21 on the Bob Evan farm just outside Rio Grande in Southeast Ohio. V v v o � vow of a is of \ 4 % a it Sti a tit to of j a i. A Jtj Vij Tva met i Vij i t1- a Lon distance was Travis Watson knocked off his feet by san Antonio Texas he decided to Call his girl love or was he just pooped after jogging in and chose this position to do it. A

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