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Des Moines, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 11, 1984
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2M lilt LHAMOlMLhtOlsltK U iuiv.,h!-i. .1, --. Hearing set on ban of dangerous animals REGISTER PHOTOS BY GARY FANOEL U Mill ff ;v f By DICK BROWN RtgitMr StaH Writer A proposed ordinance that would ban dangerous or vicious animals in Polk County is the subject of a public hearing set for 9:30 a.m. today at the start of the Polk County Board of Supervisors' regular meeting. The hearing will be held in Room 120 of the county's Administrative Office Building at Second and Court avenues. It will be the first reading of the proposed ordinance, and supervisors probably will take it up twice more before final action. The gist of the ordinance is that no one would be allowed to keep dangerous animals or animals determined to be vicious. Any animal "capable of killing, inflicting physical injury upon or causing disease among human beings or domestic animals" would be considered dangerous. That definition would prohibit just about every wild animal, and the proposed ordinance lists dozens, including monkeys, foxes, cougars, Gila monsters and bears. The ordinance would define vicious animals as those that normally are tame, such as dogs, but which have displayed uncharacteristically dangerous behavior. County officials would have the authority to confiscate and in some cases destroy dangerous or vicious animals. Chuck Montgomery, an assistant Polk County attorney, told supervisors Monday that regulating wild animals is "being done all over the country" and that ordinances have withstood court challenges. Supervisors also plan a public hearing on whether there should be a county ordinance regulating the safety of docks at the Saylorville Marina. The county's physical planning department has drafted an ordinance that would require marina owner Vem Eden to obtain an annua) license, which would be issued only if county inspectors say the docks are safe. County officials have been battling Eden for years over the safety of his docks and have tried to shut down the marina several times, but Eden has thwarted the county by going to court. Prj'or said the ordinance would give Polk County more specific control than it has through existing building codes and would make it more difficult for Eden to win in court. The Iowa Conservation Commission also regulates the marina, but officials there have declined to close Eden's operation even when they have labeled his docks unsafe. Pryor said the county should assume more control of the docks or stop trying and let the state handle it. Supervisors disagreed on whether the county should assume a greater role. And the county attorney's office has warned that a larger role in regulation would bring greater county liability if someone should get hurt at the marina. a, , p " .. i 4 T U. a Dave Dunlop of Osage, firearms instructor for the National Police Revolver Championships at Camp Dodge. Mitchell County Sheriff's Department, takes aim at the At right Is the target used during the competition. Law officers fake aim at Gamp Dodge champ rr 11 f.3 1 f 11 iii i i s j i ftv- VwiiptOTWiWiiiliWW iitWiiiilffy i . .... jjp'i; ionship 7 7 r r - mm r j w w uu ftWf ,w ft www mgrwpw Wf DO THE WHOLE JOB -AT THE RIGHT PRICE Statewide Construction, inc. 1544 EAST UNIVERSITY 2 CAR GARAGE REMODELING KITCHENS ROOM ADDITIONS BATHROOMS WOOD DECKS CALL V 262-561 71 262-5617 2795 n Ufree istimates-no obligation C laHMfl By TOM ALEX Rnistw $t WrHw With 772 law officers many of whom can shoot the fuzz off a dandelion at 50 yards walking around the Des Moines area this week, local crime statistics, for one brief and shining moment, may drop a bit. Despite a downpour Monday, there were so many perfect scores on the first day of the National Police Revolver Championships at Camp Dodge that judges were expected to work late into the night to determine various winners. "The good shooters say the rain is not much more than a nuisance," said Bill Bish of the National Rifle Association, sponsor of the matches. "I was hearing things like, 'Welcome to Iowa,' this morning after it started raining," said Bish. "Last year it rained three of the four days of the championships." As the rain poured down in sheets Monday, officers stayed on the line, small puffs of smoke drifting from their modified weapons. The shooters won't leave the firing line until the targets start blowing off the carriers, Bish said. "No one likes the wind. It's the wind that bothers everyone." Perhaps because there was not much wind, the scores were very good; there were several perfect scores in all four matches Monday. To determine a winner, the judges were using a complicated system of rating group size the size of bullet pattern and the positions of the groups on the targets. Five matches are necessary to determine an individual champion. The championships are conducted by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy and will run through Thursday. Shooters come from most of the 50 states and all of the Canadian provinces. The Merle Hay Holiday Inn on the north side of Des Moines was full of law officers Monday. "It's nice," said Detta Labus, night manager. "You feel protected." Labus said this is one group of people "who can be counted on to behave themselves. ... If some of them didn't Hughes denounces horrors of nuclear war, stumps for Harkin in state tour By JOHN CARLSON Of Th Resistor! Cdar RapWt Burtau CEDAR RAPIDS, IA. - Former Gov. Harold Hughes began a four-day, 11-city tour of Iowa on Monday to denounce the horror of - nuclear war and tout Tv!H the candidacy of Tom Harkin. the a? U Democrat trying to unseat Senator Roger Jepsen. 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The Hughes tour is sponsored by the political action committee of the Stop the Arms Race Committee in Iowa, and the lour features a 17-minute videotape describing the aftermath of a hypothetical nuclear strike on Cedar Rapids. Endorses Leach, Bedell The group's political committee, known as STAR-PAC, also has endorsed First District Congressman James Leach, a Republican, and Sixth District Congressman Berkley Bedell, a Democrat. STAR-PAC spokesman Brent Appel said the committee is bipartisan, but he also said the committee is considering an endorsement of Leach's opponent, Kevin Ready. He denied that the Leach endorsement was "window dressing" to give the committee a bipartisan flavor. A part of the film, which was previewed for reporters Monday, centers on Harkin. In one part of the film, Harkin speaks about the horror of war while his votes against the MX missile, B-l bomber and cruise missiles and Jepsen's votes favoring those weapons are displayed on the screen. Viewers see Iowa street scenes with cut-ins of nuclear weapons being launched from missile silos and a narration describing the potential effects if a 20-megaton bomb exploded over downtown Cedar Rapids. The narrator explains the downtown area would be leveled, mentioning buildings by name, and says all structures in the city limits and in the surrounding towns of Marion and Hiawatha would burn. City fallout shel ters would become crematoriums, the narrator says, and Iowa City residents would be blinded by the flash from the explosion. The videotape also includes interviews with Iowa children who express their fears of a nuclear war. Hughes, who claimed that only about 100,000 Iowans would survive a nuclear strike against the state's largest cities, said here Monday: "I think every major political candidate in this nation today should consider the direction we are taking in the arms race and the direction we are taking in negotiations with the potential major enemies this nation has on the face of the Earth. It is the most important issue of our time." STAR-PAC is offering the tape for sale at $25 a copy and will rent copies of it for $10. Committee spokesmen say they hope it will be shown in every neighborhood in Iowa. Calls for Freeze In response to questions, Hughes said he thought the U.S. should unilaterally freeze its production and deployment of nuclear weapons. "If our capacity was such that it could tolerate a unilateral reduction, I probably would begin that if I were in a position of power to do it," he said. "And I would encourage and pressure all other nations of the Earth to do likewise." Hughes said he does not think the Soviet Union would attempt to capitalize militarily on a unilateral cutback and become more aggressive. "I think they would smile and say, 'Well, we could slow down our own production now. We will not have to burden our own economy with what we have been burdening it with. We can put more of our own resources into the real necessities of life rather than into warfare.' " Hughes appeared Monday in Cedar Rapids, Dubuque and Clinton. r Certificates of Deposit Effective Annual Yield 3 mo. 10.4 o mo. 11.25 11.2 11.68 11.55 12.06 11.9 12.44 11.9 12.44 12.0 12.55 2yr. 3yr. 4 yr. 5yr. Have $100,000 to invest? Let us quote you a First rate. Minimum as low as $100. Penalty for early withdrawal. i FIRST FINANCIAL E5UC :yVlhuS AN ) lTWi Member of 1F1RST GROUP wear T-shirts with pictures of revolvers on them you might not know who they are." Kerry Hile of the Columbus, Ohio, Police Department SWAT team is seeking to defend his individual championships of 1982 and 1983. Also returning are Barbara Critchlow, the 1983 women's individual champion from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department; and Elizabeth Callahan, the 1982 winner from the Washington, D.C., Police Department. James K. Loveland, an Iowa State Patrol trooper from Ruthven, and Robin Sprafka of the Johnston Police Department will defend their Iowa titles again this year. Teams from the U.S. Secret Service and the Detroit, Mich., Police Department are back to take aim at the four-member and two-member team titles they captured in 1983. A police service revolver championship has been added to the schedule this year to test officers' proficiency with the revolver they normally carry on duty and the revolver they normally carry off duty. Weapons used in other events have little in common with a normal .38-caliber police handgun. Revolver championship sponsors say the matches are open to the public, and spectators are welcome. x Crivaro, Turner meet to discuss pornography By RICK JOST Rrentor StaH Writer Mayor Pete Crivaro met Monday with Richard Turner, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Iowa,, to discuss the mayor's concerns about pornography, child abduction and parent awareness. Crivaro said Des Moines private investigator Sam Soda also attended the conference at Turner's office. Soda appeared before the City Council Sept. 4 and discussed a need for parents to be aware of a link between child pornography and kidnappings of youths. He said he has formed a committee to take steps to return or learn what happened to missing Des Moines Register carriers Eugene Martin and Johnny Gosch. Crivaro said the meeting stemmed from a letter he wrote to Turner expressing his concerns about pornography in the area, particularly pornographic materials dealing with children. "We gave him some information that we had, and if there are any federal violations, that will be up to him to decide," Crivaro said of the session with Turner. Crivaro declined to comment further on the meeting. He said he will write a report to other council members. . Turner would not discuss the meeting. opy canter 1405-2Jth 615 Grand Ames-2330 Lincoln Way fill 25 COUPON HHBBWCOUPONBI " 1-Hour Photo FlHisWne a 110, 126,35mm, Disc K g Color Prints g (C-41 Process) 25 OFF 1 Regular Price J S Dev. $1.75 J 25 per print a 5 S Expire 92984 mm 1 25 coupon i 1 25 coupon mS Don't Forget That Copycat Can Handle All Your Copying Requirements Return! Thnit Binding law Briefs laminating Enlargement ' Tramcripti Reductions Oversize Documents Transparencies LobeH PMT'sPhotostots Custom Slide Work Set Heodkne Type For Presentations Quick Art Instant Hkistrations 'Since our lab is located at our Drake Store, we provide 3-HR turn around time at our devntown facet s a.J Kodak

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