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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 12

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Thursday, August 28, 1975
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12 / DES MOINES REGISTER • Thurt., Aug. 28,1973 Iowa Power tells plans for nuclear power plant By DENNIS CORCORAN Iowa Power and Light Co. announced Wednesday that it plans to join two electric cooperatives in construction of a 1,200-megawatt nuclear-power,ed electric generating station in central Iowa. Iowa Power officials estimated the total cost of the plant at $600 million, with Iowa Power's share being $200 million. Gene Young, assistant vice- president of the company, said Iowa Power will be joined by Central Iowa Power Co-operative of Cedar Rapids and the Associated Electric Co-oper ative of Missouri, which is headquartered at Springfield, Mo. The plant will not be in service earlier than May, 1984, the company said. Iowa Power will make a formal filing of its construction plans later this year, Young said. The nuclear plant will require about "one square mile of ground and available ground water," Young said. He said the company is considering several central Iowa locations but declined to say where they are. Young said that Iowa Power has notified the Iowa Commerce Conunssion (ICC), the state's Energy Policy Council, and Gov. Robert Ray's office of its plans. Last week, the ICC notified the state's utility companies that they must get prior approval from the commission on plans to build a plant costing more than $250 million. The company said the estimated cost of $600 million does not include any estimate of the cost increase that might come from Inflation. Commerce Commission Chairman Maurice Van Nostrand said the cost of the proposed plant might be as high as $1.2 billion. Young said that if inflation Is included In the estimated cost, the present estimate of $600 million might reach that amount. "We assume they can prove to us the decision to go ahead with the plant is a wise and prudent one," Van Nostrand said. "We're not interested in them saying there is no problem or that (the problems) will be taken care of or that they will resolve themselves. We want to see what the economic impact of that will be." Van Nostrand in the past has said the commission is concerned that there is not yet a nuclear fuel reprocessing plam in or near Iowa. Questions of storage of radioactive nuclear waste, reliability of nuclear power plants and long-term availability and cost of nuclear fuel also are concerns of the commission, lie said. More Economical The company decided to build a nuclear pant, Young said, because nuclear fuel is more economical than fossil fuels, such as coal or oil, and that the future supply of coal is uncertain. Iowa Electric Light and Power Co. at Cedar Rapids, which had signed an agreement of understanding to go in on the nu clear plant, has dropped out of the planning, Young said. Young said, however, that Iowa Electric may, at some fu ture' date, sign a power pur chase agreement with the Ccn tral Iowa Power Co-operative. Iowa Power and Iowa Elec trie previously had signed a $2.4 million contract with the federal Energy Research am Development Administration for enriched nuclear fuel. Young said that Iowa Power "has or will" pay back Iowa Electric for its share of the fue enrichment services. Iowa Electricls the principal owner of the Duane Arnold Energy Center, a nuclear-powered elec trie-generating facility near Palo. Almost 40 per cent of the ca pacity will be nuclear, he said. The Central Iowa Power Cooperative, whose rates are/no regulated by the ICC, is ft financial partner with Iowa /Electric in the nuclear Duane Arnold Energy Center. 2nd youth char in theft of radios Tht RtiUttr't Iowa Ntwi Scrvlc* DUBUQUE, IA.A- Dubuque police have made/a second arrest in connection/with the theft last week of /three Citizens Band radios valued at $3,000 irom a garage in Dickeyville, Wis. Tim HoH, 18, was charged with receiving stolen property and was .released Wednesday on $l,000/bond. David Burgmeier, 18, of Dubuque, was charged/Tuesday with receiving stolen /property in • connection with the incident. / THE PERSONAL APPROACH;.. GRANDVIEW EVENING COLLEGE. FALL TERM — SEPT. 2-DEC. 18 COURSES AND SCHEDULE Court* Scm.Hn. Diyi BiollOlC General Biology I 4 T-Th BusAdlOlD Prin of Accounting 3 M Bus Ad 1078 Intro to Business 3 T Bus Ad 222 Business Law 3 w Chem 1018 General Chemistry I 4 T-Th Econ 101D Economic Problems 3 W EnglOlM Freshman English I 3 M EnglOZC Freshman English II . 3 T Engl21 Selected British Writers 3 W HistlOlG West Civ to 1660 3 T Math 03ID Intermediate Algebra 3 W MathlOlC College Algebra 3 W Math 102B Trigonometry 3 Th Math2218 Calculus! . . 4 T-Th PolScilOlC Amer Nat'l Gov't 3 M Psych 101E General Pscyhology 3 Th Psych 227 Psych of Except Children 3 W Relig 123C World's Living Relig 3 W SoclOlD Intro to Soc 3 M Soc228B Social Problems 3 T Speech 151 Intro to TV Production 3 T Tim* P.M. 6:30-9:30 6:30-9:00 6:30-9:00 6:30-9:00 6:30-9:30 6:30-9:00 6:30-9:00 6:30-9:00 6:30-9:00 6:00-8:30 6:30-9:00 6:30-9:00 6:30-9:00 7:00-9:00 6:30-9:00 6:30-9:00 6:30-9:00 6.30-9:00 6:30-9:00 6:30-9:00 7:00-9:30 SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS REGISTRATION AND CALENDAR CALENDAR Hegltlratlon for the Fall Semoter 1975, „ Evening College, will be held In the Scl- September 2-3-4-Classes begin ence Building, East 9th Street and November 26 27—Thanksgiving Grandvlew Avenue, a* follow* ^^ m Saturday, Augutt 30—9.-30 a.m.-Noon, /December 15-18—final Exams 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tu»t., Sept. 2 —5:30 to 8:30 p.m. CALL 265-4232 FOR FREE BROCHURE ieW'College A College of the Lutheran Church in America 1200 GRANDVIEW AVENUE «DES MOINES, IOWA RAY, FORD SET ENERGYPARLEY Gov. Robert Ray was to leave for Washington, D.C., Wednesday night to confer with President Ford and top federal energy officials about the effects that U.S. energy policy will have on Iowa. Ray will be accompanied by advisors from the Iowa Commerce Commission and the Energy Policy Council during the meetings today. Ray, as chairman of the National Governors Conference, will head a delegation of about 15 governors meeting with Mr. Ford when the President is briefed on energy operations by the Federal Energy Administration. The governor said at a news conference Wednesday he is not going to Washington on a preconceived lobbying mission, but rather to assess the effect federal policy will have, particu- lary as it affects the availability and price of natural gas. The meeting comes only two days before Mr. Ford's anticipated veto of congressional action that would keep the price ceiling on oil. Ray gave qualified support Wednesday to the Ford administration's proposal to allow the price of oil to float with demand, reward research and development efforts and provide rebates to individual consumers. Expresses shock LINCOLN, NEB. (AP) Gov. J. J. Exon Wednesday expressed shock at the 12 highway fatalities in the last six days. San Diego bishop in new controversy SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (AP) The Most Rev. Leo T. Maher, bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of San Diego, already in hot water for denying communion to Catholic women who defend abortion, is now the center of a new controversy. Twenty Spanish-speaking priests and others protested Tuesday that Bishop Maher had ordered a Spanish language column removed from the weekly church newspaper. The column by the Rev. Luis Bcrnal, Maher told the group, is the type "that I don't want to find in our Catholic paper." He cited a portion of Bernal's Aug. 14 column in which Maher said the People's Republic of China is held up "as an example to the rest of the world." "Promotes Communism" An excerpt quoted by Bishop Maher said, "No one (in China) is rich, no one is poor, everybody works and eats and all have everything that is necessary to live a rightful human life." "If that isn't promoting Communism, I don't know what is," Maher said. But the Rev. Juan Hurtado told Maher: "I see nothing of Communism in that. Luis Her- nal is not a Communist." "I didn't say he was, but he's promoting Communism just the same," replied the Bishop whose four-county •diocese is made up of 540,000 listed mem- bers, including an estimated 300,000 who sfeak Spanish. The columto wrongly suggested all rich people are evil, Maher said. Exhibit* Paternalism By removing the column, said Father Huritdo, the church leader has .'exhibited an example of "paternalism" toward Spanish-speaking Catholics. Bernal, a Colombian priest, is on the staff of the Padre Hidalgo Center, a diocesan Mexican-American agency. Bemal said he was uncertain why his column was canceled but that mentions of Mao Ts~e-tung may have upset the editor, Michael Newman. In recent months Bishop Maher has been the subject of feminist protest rallies after denying communion to women who publicly support the right to abortion. Trial on Haiti stamp swindle PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI (AP) — the trial of a former cabinet nitftister and 12 others charged with selling bogus Haitian postage stamps worth millions of dollars opened Tuesday with defense motions for dismissal. The government alleges the defendants had commemorative stamps featuring James Audubon's "Birds of America" printed and then sold them to collectors claiming they were Haitian issues. The forgery was allegedly done in United States. One of the strictest rules of the Universal Postal Union bans selling stamps to collectors unless they are also made available to the public at local post offices. Announcing direct deposit of your social security chec" In August the Social Security Administration will notify you that your Social Security check can now be deposited directly to your bank account. We'll automatically deposit your social security money to your Central National checking account on a certain day, every month, whether or not we receive the check by that date. (It's the 1st of the month for supplemental payments, the 3rd of the month for regular payments.)- The advantages are many. If the mail is delayed or if you can't get to the bank, your social security gets to the bank anyway. You don't have to stand in line to cash your check. And you won't have a problem cashing your check because it goes directly into your account. If you're away from home you don't have to worry about your check being stolen or just sitting idle in your mailbox. Just come in to one of Central National Bank's four offices and we'll help you with the forms and everything-and we'll guarantee that too.' One more thing, at Central National we give you FREE checking if you're 60 years or older. That can save you money, too. We want to be your bank. Central National Bank & Trust Company DES MOINES (515)243-8181 MEMBER FDIC LOCUST AT SIXTH/FIFTH & GRAND/35TH & INGERSOU/WEST DES MOINES AH lUAItO WITH CtNTRAl NATIONAL SANCSHARtS, INC.

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