The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa on January 18, 1984 · Page 178
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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 178

Des Moines, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 18, 1984
Page 178
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IN-WS THE PES MOINES REGISTER Wed January 18, 1184 " Expenses : for travel released By ANNE CAROTHERS-KAY at Des Homes Area Community College o ovfer 60 career education programs o college transfer classes o adult and continuing education classes o Saturday and evening classes o .tuition: $27 per credit hour plus fees o counseling and placement Spring term begins January 16 Late Registration-January 199 am January 209 am 6 pm 4 pm For information contact the Information Center at 964-6241 CTjfZI BIS QMiIS ARIA A state audit of West Des Moinet finances indicates that $8,362 was spent on travel by the city's 10 highest-paid officials. ' In reviewing the 1S82-83 fiscal-year spending by the city, however, the state auditor's office noted no illegal travel or party expenses for employees or their spouses. The bulk of the $8,362 represents travel allowances paid to the police chief, city manager and interim police chief last year. Former Police Chief Orval Cooney received a $2,400 travel allowance. He was the city's highest paid employee, at $41,723 annually. ; City Manager John Bryan, earning $36,883 annually, spent $1,874 on travel, meals and lodging. Interim Police Chief Robert Rushing, with a salary of $26,944, spent $1,855 on travel, meals and conference registrations. 1 The auditor noted one business transaction between the city and the nephew of a city official, but concluded that It did not constitute a conflict of interests. The city hired Joe Rodish, nephew of Park Board member Mary Frances Rodish, to build a patio and sidewalk in a city park. , The $6,052 job, however, was awarded through a bidding process, the auditor noted. The audit showed that the city spent $8,322,796 during the 1982-83 year and took in $9,871,343. It also Indicated that the city's revenue from property taxes increased from $3,521,997 In 1981-82 to $3,674,469 in 1982-83. ; The audit also showed that West Des Moines earned $716,194 in interest on investments. Eleven achieve Eagle Scout rank Eleven area youths recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with approval from the National Council, Boy Scouts of America. A candidate for the rank must be approved on the local and national levels after completing a community, church or school service project and held a position within a troop. He must have been in scouting at least two years and participated in all ranks of scouting. The Eagle Scouts are: Michael L. Brice of 1236 Thirty-third St., West Des Moines, member of Troop 284; Michael F. Cooney of 4004 Western Hills Drive, West Des Moines, member of Troop 202; John D. Friedrlchsen of 1239 Seventy-first St., Windsor Heights, member of Troop 38; Larry D. Hyler of 3848 E. Twenty-seventh St, member of Troop 85; and Ronald L. Leitzman of 407 N. Main St., Madrid, member of Troop 150. Also, Frank D. McCoy of 4216 Six ty-fifth St., Urbandale, member of Troop 206; Christopher S. Norris of 6601 Lincoln Ave., Windsor Heights, member of Troop 295; Kevin D. Pur- scell of 2512 Fortieth St., member of Troop 92; David S. Peagan of 4821 Park Drive, West Des Moines, mem ber of Troop 284; Martin A Romitti of 814 E. First St, Madrid; and Steven P. Walter of 3213 E. Thirteenth St., mem-ber of Troop 34. Frank Miller, Cartoons as Commentary: Three Decades at The Register A 184-page hard-bound book with 180 cartoons and drawings by the Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist. The Des Moines Register has published this handsome book as a memorial to the late Frank Miller. Proceeds from its sale will go into The Des Moines Register Charitable Trust, with a portion of the funds being used for scholarships for aspiring editorial cartoonists in honor of Frank Miller. The book is $9.95, plus tax, at The . News Stand in the third-floor skywalk lobby of the Register and Tribune Building. By mail add $1.95 for taxes, postage and handling for a total of $11.90 per copy. (A collectors1 edition, with Frank Miller's signature embossed in gold on the cover, a numbered flyleaf signed by Cathy Miller, Frank's widow, and a full-color reproduction of a Miller watercolor printed on silk paper, is available for 3ou eacn until ooo copies are gone.) It's Frank Miller at his best! Order your copies now ORDER NOW FOR MAIL DELIVERY! J Frank Miller Memorial Book P.O. Box 10333 Des Moines, Iowa 50306 Please send me. liiiiiip D P H .Frank Miller memorial editorial cartoon books at $1 1.90 each ($9.95, plus $1.95 tax, postage and handling). Enclosed is a total of $ (If any of this amount is for the collectors' edition, how many at $50 each " Please print, this is your mailing label. i ; frjc rv ,. 1 - - I If kAmA Address. City- State Zip- f 1 i

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