The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa on August 29, 1975 · Page 10
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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 10

Des Moines, Iowa
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Friday, August 29, 1975
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10 / DES MOINES REGISTER t Fr!., Aug. 29, 1979 CURE hits Iowa Power on ad By DENNIS CORCORAN Citizens United for Responsible Energy (CURE) charged Thursday that Iowa Power and Light Co., Des Moines, circulated "misleading . . . one- sided information" on the safety of nuclear power plants. CUBE, an Iowa citizens action group, filed a complaint against the company with the Iowa Commerce Commission (ICC), which regulates utility companies in the state. It said that Iowa Power, in an- -informational-- enclosure mailed with its December, 1974, bills, used probability figures on nuclear plant safety prepared by Dr. Norman Rasmussen of the Massachusetts In- salute of Technology (MIT) concluding that the likelihood of a serious accident from a nuclear plant mishap is "very small." CURE contends that Iowa Power did not point out that the Rasmussen study has come under criticism from some government leaders and scientists, including another MIT staffer, Dr. Henry Kendall. CURE said the firm has not "subsequently printed countering information to balance the viewpoint." Iowa Power officials deny that the information in the enclosure was misleading. Gene Young, assistant vice- president of the firm, said: "We would certainly stand by P. T. Blnbo LOOK IAJ YOUR CRYSTAL JUDY AWD SEE IF WO CAW 3t€ ANY ECONOMIC IMPROVEMENT IW THE \£XT FEW MONTHS ! ILL MfSS H6R CRVSTAC AJO, I DOHJT SEE AMY what we said. It appears to be totally factual." Young said that while the firm is aware of criticism leveled at the Rasmussen report, "From everything I have heard of and seen, nuclear plants are necessary and safe." Young said that as far as he knows no one has approached the company about printing critics' remarks on the Rasmussen report. He said the company would be willing to discuss the matter with CURE. Fred H. Moore, ICC commissioner, said the commission will ask Iowa Power to respond to CURE'S complaint, but he expressed some doubt that the commission could do anything about it. The Commerce Commission ruled last year that utility companies have to pay for promotional type ads not dealing with energy conservation from funds normally earmarked for profits, from which stockholder dividends are paid. Thus such an expense cannot be included in requests for higher utility rates. Airlines landing in Iowa paid $8,607 in liquor tax By DAN FILLER The three airlines that land regularly in Iowa paid the state $8,607 in taxes last year for liquor consumed by passengers during flights over Iowa. The money — assessed at Wt cents per drink — was paid to the Iowa Beer and Liquor Control Department by Braniff, Ozark and United Airlines, Holland Gallagher, the department director, said Thursday. Gallagher said the same tax applies to airlines that don't land in Iowa, but that fly over the state on regularly scheduled flights. But those lines have not paid the tax. "They are supposed to pay, too, but we have no way of collecting the money," Gallagher said. "In fact, we really have no way of checking to see if the money we get is accurate. To do so we would have to put a man on every flight in and out." Gallagher said his department has no plans to attempt to enforce the tax on airlines that don't land in Iowa, but he said, "We would appreciate the money." According to Robert Nemmers of the aviation division of the Iowa Department of Transportation, the following airlines regularly fly over Iowa: American, Trans World, Continental, Northwest Orient, Eastern, Air Canada and Western. "There are others, such as KIM and Japan Air Lines, that fly over occasionally," Nemmers said. Robert Lusk, a spokesman for Trans World Airlines in Kansas City, Mo., said that his company did not know that it is liable for a liquor tax in Iowa. "We were not aware that such a tax existed," Lusk said. "But there have been a couple of recent court cases involving Amtrak passenger trains tha indicate that a carrier that just passes through, or over, a state is not liable for a liquor tax." Lusk said TWA pays liquor taxes in states where it lands. Gallagher said the Union Pa cific Railroad paid $1,8M in liq uor taxes last year for the Am trak train it operates through Iowa. The train makes severa stops along the Burlington tracks through the southern part of the state. Gallagher said, however, thai the liquor is not served regularly to passengers on the train, but to special dignitaries. Objtct to PLO at U.N. erlim parity NEW YORK, N.Y. 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He is scheduled to be returned today to Waterloo to face charges that he: • Converted to his own use $587 for moving expenses from Kansas City to Waterloo. • Converted to his own use a $2,116 Social Security overpayment by Operation Threshold. • Purchased a radio and record player for himself with Operation Threshold funds. • Converted the $76.73 cost of a companion's round-trip airline ticket from Waterloo to Chicago. • Charged Operation Threshold for $155 worth of per- sonal unauthorized telephone calls. • Converted to his own use a $923 paycheck. Reeves was convicted here in March of receiving stolen prop- erty lifter it was/discovered that his car had been stolen in Kansas City. 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