Rapid City Journal from Rapid City, South Dakota on October 12, 1995 · 2
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Thursday, October 12, 1995
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A2 People Thursday, October 12, 1995 Rapid City Journal mside today Body: Lumber pile H A large victory for popular sovereignly looms when the U.S. Supreme Court rules on Colorado's constitutional amendment that prohibits the state and municipalities from passing special protections for homosexuals, says columnist George Will. Opinion, Page A4 B Blondie and Dagwood Bumstead, after 65 years of connubial bliss, are headed to the marriage counselor. They are at odds over Blondie's decision to move her catering business out of their home. NationWorld, Page A7 Students of a fired Western Dakota Technical Institute teacher said if she is not rehired by Monday, they will withdraw from the school's horse management program. Local, Page B1 Gov. Bill Janklow said Tuesday he would have taken swift action in the case of a high school student who uttered a profanity. Page B2 Test results on a standardized achievement test given to Rapid City students vary widely among schools. Page B5 All 105 state lawmakers could eventually have laptop computers to track the progress of a bill, courtesy of a pilot project discussed by the Legislature's Executive Board. - State, Page B7 in little-used area Continued from page A1 they have found the missing woman. At Wednesday's press conference, Sheriff Holloway said the clothing found on the body at Forest Products points toward Tina Marcotte. However, Holloway said, if the body found Wednesday is Marcotte and there is a "high probability" it is it could be several months before investigators establish the cause of death. "We suspected foul play from the day she came up missing," Holloway said. "She was under a big pile of scrap lumber," Hennies said. "I don't think she crawled under there." . Nancy Kueter, Tom Kueter's widow, said Wednesday evening she still believes her husband had noth ing to do with Marcotte's death. "I'll always believe in Tom," she said. "I believe he was being framed, just like he said he was." The pile of lumber was in a back portion of the Forest Products lot that wasn't used much, Hennies said. It was the first time workers had moved the pile. The area has been sealed off by investigators and will be under guard so no possible evidence is disturbed, officials said. It will be several days before a University of North Dakota forensic anthropologist can begin his investigation, officials said. Until the investigation is complete, neither Holloway nor Hennies would speculate on whether Kueter killed Marcotte and left her body at his work site. Lake; Modifications helped to lower cost Continued from page A1 Department of Environment and Natural Resources, $228,520 from federal transportation or ISTEA grants, $100,000 from Western Dakota Water Development and $100,000 from the state Game, Fish & Parks Department. Earlier bids were rejected in September when they came in $500,000 higher than expected. The low bid this time was $383,000 less than the original low bid. Some minor modifications were done to lower costs, said Public Works Director Dan Bjerke. Bids in September were high because of project uncertainties, he said then. Some aldermen opposed the bridge and island as unnecessary. Voting to approve the contract Wednesday were aldermen Ken Meisner, Karen Bulman, Jim Kissel, Frank O'Grady, C.C. "Buzz" Knapp and Stan Petrik. Opposed were aldermen Grace Mickelson, Tom Johnson and Vess "Babe" Steinburg. Alderman Don Kennedy was absent. Lotteries -i Prisons: Plan would Wednesday, Oct. 1 1 Powerball The Powerball drawing was delayed due to technical problems and the numbers unavailable at press deadline. Dakota Cash 32, 29, 5, 19, 21 Estimated jackpot: $98,633 Tri-West Lotto 14, 32, 16, 28, 3, 21 Estimated jackpot: $569,000 move some prisoners Cover photo A colorful assortment of fall vegetables fills and surrounds a bushel basket. Journal photo by Johnny Sundby Continued from page A1 The proposed system will keep violent offenders behind bars longer but release nonviolent offenders serving prison time for lesser offenses earlier, Bloomberg said. To keep beds open at the South Dakota Penitentiary for violent offenders, Bloomberg said criminals serving sentences for chemical dependency crimes such as driving under the influence will be moved from Sioux Falls to the state Human Services Center in Yankton. People with drug or alcohol problems will be able to get help at the Human Services Center while serving time and the move will open more cells at the prison, Bloomberg said. The corrections secretary also said m. Rapid City Journal The Rapid City Journal, a division of Lee Enterprises, is published every day of the year by the Rapid City Journal Company, 507 Main Street, P.O. Box 450, Rapid City, SD 57709. Official newspaper of the city, county and school district. Our Policy-Report the news fully and impartially in the news columns. Opinions of the Journal are expressed in but only in editorials on the editorial opinion pages. Publish all sides of important controversial issues. How can I start or stop my subscription? Call 394-8350 from 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays, or 5:30 a.m. to noon Saturday ana Sunday to start or stop a subscnption. Carrier Home Delivery 1 month $13.50 tax 3 months payable in advance $40.50 tax 6 months - $78.55 12 mor'.hs $152.00tax Motor Route Rates 3 months payable in advance $42.00 taX 6 months - $81.50 12 months - $158.00 tax '6 and 12 month rates are best value Mail Delivery South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Wyoming: lYr. -$172.00 6 Mo. -$88.75 3 Mo. $45.75 1 Mo. - $15.25 South Dakota residents subject to state and applicable local tax. All Other States: 1 Yr. - $234.00 . 6 Mo. - $120.75 3 Mo. $62.25 1 Mo. - $20.75 Mail subscriptions are payable in advance and sold only where home delivery is not available. Paper Missing? The Rapid City Journal should arrive by 6:30 a.m. weekdays arid 7:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. If you do not receive your paper, call 394-8350 and a replacement will be delivered. The Circulation Department accepts calls until 5:00 p.m. weekdays and until noon on Saturday & Sunday. Department Heads: Publisher John VanStrydonck 394-8301 Editor: Peggy Sagen 394-8314 Circulation Manager: Jim Christensen 394-8350 Controller: Judy Olson 394-8303 Human Resources Manager Linda Harrington 394-8302 Retail Advertising Manager Brenda Speth 394-8379 Classified Advertising Manager Brad Slater 394-8331 Integrated Marketing Manager JanLaughlin 394-8311 Have a question about your paper? If you nave a question about news, columns, advertisements, circulation, production or your bills, call us. We want to help. Questions about: News? If you have a news rip, call the City Pesk at 394-8402. If you believe a news report or headline is incorrect or misleading, you may reguest a clarification by calling 394-8404. Managing Editor Steve Miller 394-8402 Editorial Page Editor TedBrockish 394-8427 Sports Editor Don Lindner 394-8428 Placing An Ad? Classified Want Ads 394-8383 Retail Advertising 394-8310 Your Bill? Advertisinjg Bookkeeping 394-8330 Subscription 394-8350 Department Unknown? Call394-8300, or outside Rapid City, 1-800-843-2300 Tours: The Rapid City Journal welcomes group tours of our facility Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule a tour call 394-8387. Postmaster Send address changes to the Rapid City Journal, 507 Main Street, P.O. Box 450, Rapid City, SD 57709. Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations and of the Associated Press. The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for republication of all news dispatches credited to tt or otherwise credited to this paper and also ' the local news published therein. Second Class Postage Paid at Rapid City, SD 57709. Rapid City Journal (USPS 455-560) Thursday, October 12, 1995-Number 37174 a new 147-bed women's prison in Pierre will open more space for male prisoners at the state's medium security prison at Springfield. When the women's prison is finished in about two years, the 127 female prisoners now at Springfield will be moved to the Tftew prison, Bloomberg said. . Fall harvest estimates reduced By Joe Kafka Associated Press Writer PIERRE - South Dakota's corn and soybean harvests may be smaller than expected a month ago, the Agricultural Statistics Service reported Wednesday. Based on Oct. 1 conditions, the federal agency is estimating the corn crop at 181.7 million bushels. That is a 1.3 percent decline from the September forecast and a much smaller crop than last year's record 367.2 million bushel corn harvest. Yield for this year is estimated at 79 bushels an acre compared to a record 108 bushels last year. The state's soybean harvest is forecast at 64.8 million bushels, a 3.6 percent drop from a month earlier and 29 percent smaller than last year. Yield is estimated at 27 bushels an acre, a decline of 1 1 bushels from the 1994 harvest. South Dakota's sorghum crop is put at 7.38 million bushels, unchanged from the September forecast but 40 percent less than last year. Yield is estimated at 41 bushels an acre. The season's first sunflower forecast is for a crop of 1.3 billion pounds, down 8 percent from last year's record 1.4 billion pounds. Sunflower yield is estimated at 1,380 pounds an acre compared to 1,551 in 1994. Alfalfa production is forecast at 6.72 million tons, a 28 percent increase from last year's harvest. Yield is estimated at 2.8 tons an acre, up 33 percent from 1994. Hovo th CARBON MONOXIDE levels tested on your homel r in - an $2500 V J 341-1S40 People 1 Tenor trio: Premier opera tenors Placido Domingo, left, Jose Carreras, and Luciano Pavarotti, right, appear together during a photo call at London's top sports venue, Wembley Stadium, Wednesday to announce they would be performing in concert together next at the stadium on July 6, 1996. AP Photo Ex-White House press secretary: Washington elite should get a life WASHINGTON (AP) - Dee Dee Meyers says public figures should learn to accept the down side of fame as readily as they embrace its pluses. "I never hear people say, 'I've just been bumped up to first class! Why me?'" President Clinton s former press secretary has had her share of tough breaks lately. Myers was eased out of the White House last year and was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in June. Mvers told USA Weekend Bj s 'ff.'X magazine that she was j dismayed that her arrest made neauunes, out sne reiuses 10 Meyers about the attention it drew. "I have no excuses. I was careless," she said. Now co-host of CNBC's "Equal Time" with Mary Matalin, Myers has a suggestion for reinvigorating the Washington establishment. "Washington is so insular. Politicians should go home more," she said. "And it would be great if there were term limits on lobbyists and journalists here. After eight years, they'd have to get out and see America." Lorena Bobbitt John Bobbitt Bobbitt wooing ex ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - John Wayne Bobbitt wants another whack at marriage with Lorena. With flowers and candy, he showed up Tuesday at the hair salon where his estranged wife works and tried to reconcile with her, but she refused to speak to him, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. In 1993, Lorena Bobbitt cut off her husband's penis, saying he had raped and emotionally tortured her. 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