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FOURTEEN The Gazette-Times. Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, July 26. 1979
Easier for Oregon businesses to
recover shoplifting damages
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Summer
By Sean Griffin
Eagle Newspapers
SALEM With few except
ions, Oregon Businesses fared
well before the 60th Legis
lative Assembly.
Merchants won approval of
a bill making it easier to
recover damages and penal
ties from shoplifters. In addi
tion to the cost of the
merchandise, shoplifters will
be liable for penalties ranging
from $100 to $250.
Under terms of the law,
parents will be liable for both
the cost of the merchandise
and the penalties incurred
because of the pilfering of
merchandise by their minor
children.
Bankers won legislation al
lowing the establishment of
branch banks in cities with
iess than 50,000 population. A
proposal for a state-owned
bank failed to make it out of
committee.
Self-service gas stations will
continue to be illegal, due to
the death of a bill authorizing
them in the House Transpor
tation Committee.
The Legislature increased
the state minimum wage to
$2.65 an hour effective im
mediately, with increases to
$2.90 an hour scheduled for
next January and to $3.10 an
hour in January of 1981.
Legislators also removed
the authority of the state wage
and Hour Commission to set
sub-minimum wage ' for
minors employed by small
businesses under the commis
sion's jurisdiction.
Despite several proposals to
revise Oregon's Workers
Compensation system (the
nation's costliest), the Legis
lature failed to initiate com
prehensive changes.
Joint study
aimed at
nitrogen
More efficient use of nitro
gen fertilizer with minimum
chance to harm the environ
ment is the aim of a three-year
study by the U.S. Department
of Agriculture and the Univer
sity of Nebraska.
University scientists Robert
A. Olson, Lincoln, and Charles
R. Fenster, Scottsbluff, will
help investigate how tillage
practices and crop residue
management affect changes
in the chemical form of
nitrogen that occur in the soil.
Their research will be
supported with $129,000 from
the department's Science and
Education Administration
:CSEA), under a cooperative
agreement.
Olson's part otthe study will
be with irrigated arid nonirri
gated corn in eastern Neb
raska, while Fenster's will be
with wheat in the western part
of the state.
No more than 25 to 50
percent of applied nitrogen is
recovered in harvested grair
now, said James F. Power
SEA soil scientist at Lincoln
who will represent the depart
ment in the study.
Some of the applied nitrogei
also is tied up in the cro
residues, Power said, and
after being returned to the soil
it is converted through chemi
cal reactions to uses by
following crops. But, some is
lost to the air as gas, or is
carried below the reach of
roots with infiltering water
and potentially may pollute
groundwater.
The scientists will be seek
ing ways to control the cycle of
nitrogen transformation in the
soil, recover more of the
applied nitrogen for crop, and
use conservation tillage to
minimize the potential for
environmental degradation.
The issue will be the subject
of interim study and is
expected to be a primary issue
of the 1981 session.
The liability of ski lift
operators was limited, as was
the liability of maufacturers
of defective or dangerous
products. Punitive damages
may no longer be awarded in
civil actions unless the plain
tiff can prove "wanton disre
gard for the health, safety and
welfare of others."
Landlords may continue to
discriminate against families
with children because of the
failure of a measure urged by
Rep. Vera Katz, D-Portland.
And theater owners no
longer have to "blind bid" on
movies they haven't seen.
A bill requiring local gov
ernments to reimburse bill
board owners for dismantling
their signs when required to
do so by law was vetoed last
week by Governor Victor
Atiyeh. The governor said the
issue was not a matter for the
legislature to decide, suggest
ing that it was properly the
jurisdiction of the courts.
Ill
space
In celebration of tlie Kith
anniversary this July of man's
first footprints on the moon,
OMSI is celebrating a "Sum
mer in Space."
Several new space related
exhil.ils and presentations in
OMSI's Kendall Planetarium
are all aimed at visitors with
stars in their eyes. And, in
these time's of curtailed usage
of the family car, OMSI is a
short and enjoyable trip.
One of the most interesting
new exhibits is a continuously
running videotape program
filmed at NASA's Jet Propul
sion Laboratory at Cal-Tech
during Voyager H's ctose
fly-by of Jupiter in the early
p.u" of July. The program
I .. ires interviews with lead
ing space scientists, and some
close-up photographs showing
details of Jupiter's rings and
the most definitive pictures
ever taken of the huge planet's
Galilean moons."
Also related to a very recent
space mission is the new "Sky
Lab Pictorial." In this exhibit
viewers see many color slides
taken by crew of Skylab
photographs of the sun, the
earth, and many pictures '
showing every-day life in the
space station itself before it
was abandoned to end its life
splashing down in the Indian
Ocean.
OMSI is now open on
summer hours, 9 a.m. to 6
p.m., Monday through Thurs
day, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.,
Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
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