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Delta Democrat Times (Newspaper) - November 21, 1986, Greenville, Mississippi Delta Democrat I Times Greenville Mississippi lit Years No 71 250 Muscle multiplier 3B November million arms sale to Iran violated law WASHINGTON Iran paid more than million for weapons it purchased from the United States House Majority Leader Jim Wright said today in accusing the ad- ministration of violating the law by not informing Congress of the deal Wright commenting after a hearing with CIA Director William Casey told ers of the TOW missiles bought from the United Slates were assembled in San An- tonio last February Others were shipped separately he said All were paid for by Iran million said Wright a Texas Democrat who is likely to be House Speaker next year said that other than the United States and Israel several other countries have shipped arms to Iran But he said these shipments were not sarily connected to the efforts by the United States improve relations and American hostages Lebanon We have learned about people from other countries who have been involved in shipments of arms with the condoning of the United States and the complicity of the United States in some Wright said i And he said these countries felt at least that they were abiding with the wishes of the United States in shipping arms to Iran A U.S official who demanded said Reagan had erred at his news conference this week in saying the American weapons purchased by Iran were bought by factions in Tehran and not by the Iranian Obviously the arms were ered to the government or to the the official said Wright said Casey assured bers of the House Intelligence Com- that there are no other cases in which the CIA has been ordered to withhold information about a covert operation from Congress But after the briefing Wright a position he had taken Thursday before the Casey briefing 1 don't think there is any question that the law has been Wright repealed today He said the law forbids the United States from withholding secret in- formation from the Congress and said it is clear and unambiguous The 1977 Arms Export Control Act requires notification of Congress of sales or transfers of major items of defense equipment worth more than million Additionally a 1902 amendment lo the 1947 National curity Acl permits covert actions but requires that they be reported in a timely fashion to congressional ers Rep Henry Hyde emerged from the private briefing and said J think there is an unresolved ference of opinion on the tion of the law I think there was no violation of the Hyde declared And ring to the keyword used by the administration's critics he a word of art The law in thai regard was deliberately drawn in a vague fashion Clearly Ihc president has the righl to withhold information from Congress I'm not saying il was wise I'm saying it was he said Rep Bob McEwen com- menting on the entire said Hell halh no fury like a nal scorned Wrighl said Casey confirmed re- ports thai Attorney General Edwin reviewed president's der the CIA lo withhold information about Hie Iran operation from Congress and thai Casey com- plied with it Girls home asks community help By FERNANDO DEL VALLE Staff Writer The Delta Group Home for Girls is looking for volunteers to help with repair work at the new location according to Director Joyce Aron She said volunteers are needed to help staff and board members with painting carpentry and roof repairs as well as the install alion of a new heating The sooner repair work is complete the sooner the girls car finish moving into the home she said more volunteers we get the less take out of the she said adding that have already chipped in to help For those interested in helping work starts al 9 Monday through Saturday We've had real good response from the she said But there really is a lol of work lo be done before we can gel all moved in a lot of work that's gone there's still a lot of work left to she said It seems like every lime you slart doing and you get toward the end you find something else to Mrs Aron says much of the at 526 until recently the location of Greenville Group Home for is badly in repair From the outset financially strapped directors were forced to neglect home's upkeep In an effort to keep the program alive operators channeled what liltle re- sources were available into bare essentials Then the shelter was forced to shut down Nov 3 due to lack of funds There was never enough money for improvements not even said Mrs Aron Every year its condition ran down more and more Years of disrepair have taken their loll on the old home she added and now the agency is asking the com- munity for help We need people willing to spend three of four hours at a time to paint inside of the she said During the last week she's managed to put a healthy crop of community behind paint brushes so she said that part of job is coming along pretty well Nonetheless she's I Inside Classified Comics Deaths Delta Living Editorials Entertainment Farm markets Religion River stages Sports Weather Fair tonight ing cloudiness Saturday 40 high In the 60s Details ing for new recruits for is much work lo be done i The years of have particularly taken their toll on the roof which she recently discovered is in need of major i repair She the cost of materials at It leaks pretty she said We found some pretty big leaks With winter coming the roof and heating are her top priorities We really need people to help with the roof she said We're looking to people wilh some roofing She also needs someone to a new heater and there Lj a fair share of carpentry work needs to be done around the holes in the walls to palch doors lhat need up and window panes thai need replacing She's also hoping to get some donations in particular a water heater and carpeting And if people want to donate money they can give through the United Way The shelter was forced to move from its location at 48 N Broadway a 1898 Queen Anne structure listed in the National Register of Historic Homes after Magnolia Federal Bank which owns the property used to renew the agency's 1 ease The bank plans to raze the as soon as possible to make room for a motor bank Once everything is out Mrs Aron said the move is going to be for the better The big reason is utility costs she said The huge historic home was roomy but utility bills also were big ranging from to a month The new home is smaller and averages about a month in utility costs Construction Co a subsidiary to the work to finish a bracing parapet in the first of several phases of construction of a fifth land for U.S 82 between Greenville and Leland Work on the Suit photo by Richard Loving a Mississippi Highway Department project Is expected to take until sometime next summer Working on the parapet are from foreground Mike Legget Bernard Portia Henry Almond Larry Ward and Rodney Garrett we can more money lhal u she Now services with all the won't be going for says High utility costs meant the agency licensed to house girls only had funds to afford an staff of could only provide for for six girls Now with the savings Mrs Aron has increased the staff to five which will make room for two more girls We're aU happy about the she said It's turned out good for County to accept maintain landfill road By RANDIE GOLKIN Writer The road that leads to Greenville sanitary landfill of U.S 82 Easl will soon County's responsibility The Washington County supervisors responding to a request from the city of Greenville have agreed to lake over he maintenance and responsibility of the road next Drop Satan LITTLE ROCK Ark AP A lawyer has asked Satan be dismissed as a defendant in a federal here contending thai devil doesn't do enough business in Arkansas John Wesley Hall Jr the devil's advocate asked U.S District Judge George Howard Jr on to drop Satan from as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by Ralph P Forbes of London Ark Forbes an unsuccessful candidate for the U.S Senate filed the lawsuit on the day before Halloween seeking to bar public schools observing riles of Satan on holiday Forbes filed the lawsuit the day before Halloween on behalf of himself Jesus Chrisl and minor children The named were Salan some of the Russellville School District and a state education of- In seeking the dismissal Hall con- tended that there is no proof that Satan transacted business owned property or any torts in Arkansas He also argued Satan should be dismissed from the suit because il alleges a controversy between Jesus Christ and Satan which cannot be litigated in federal court under visions of First Amendment Halloween is not a holiday for Satan Hall argued month Explaining thai the road is in his 4 Supervisor Ellard said I feel obligated to go ahead and accept it because the handful of people who live along the stretch are county residents Agreeing wilh Ellard the supervisors were ready to accept a quit claim deed from cily for the road this week at their regular board meeling But Board President Virgil difer instructed Supervisors Frank Self and Lonzo Peacock to personally inspect the road first before the county formally accepts il in a legal motion at the Dec meeling Called Landfill Road because of its use the road was built by the city about eight years ago as a route to the dump which is north of U.S 82 between Greenville and Leland Now however since Ferris Industries began managing the landfill for the city in October We no longer have any use for lhat Greenville Mayor William C Burnley Jr said Thursday Ellard's remarks Burnley said city asked Washington County lo lake over Landfill Road because il's in the counly and the residents who live out there are counly taxpayers The request was prompted by the arrangement to manage the landfill for Greenville Burnley added Once the counly the city's quit claim for the road Ellard said he will be responsible for repairing and maintaining the for the approximately six families who live along side it The road which was never of- named was the center of a controversy lasl summer when residents who live along it com- about garbage trucks and traffic speeding their homes Not knowing who was in charge of road since il belonged to city and was located in the counly bolh Board of Supervisors and Greenville City Council agreed to adopt a speed limit along the rural route Unsure whether speed limit was ever enforced Ellard said once the landfill road becomes his he will make sure Ihc 30 mph speed limit signs are installed Ellard said he also plans to name and number the on the county map and perhaps install garbage along side of il if Ihc ask him In other action this week the approved a motion to make the Baptist Church the voting precinct in 1 because the is a small inconvenient building The change must be approved by U.S Department of Justice agreed lo allow the Iceland Consolidated School to row thai will be paid back wilh ad valorem tax revenue Under Section of the Mississippi Code the supervisors had no choice bul to approve this request heard a report from Counly Engineer Frank Janous informing them lhat he county has lefl in money to use for roads until the end of 1087 The remaining money is broken into the following District 1 District 3 District 4 District 5 voted send city of dale a leller denying its request for funds to help the teer Fire Department because cording lo the supervisors We don't have the excess money rejected a bid for a pickup truck for District 4 because price was loo high Planning Commission awaits final draft of new subdivision ordinance By RANDIE GOLKIN Staff Writer After nearly two years of work the County Planning Commission hopes lo have a new subdivision ordinance ready lo present lo cily and county next month The commission spent hours wilh City Attorney Ken Ellis and Mike Bridge a former University of Mississippi planning professor this week reviewing and pulling finishing touches on the document are attempting to update the 1961 subdivision said Permit and Zoning Coordinator Kathy Daniel who plans to add the input to the document before presenting it for a dation The commission which meets once a month will probably mend the proposed ordinance to the Greenville City Council and Washington Counly Board of Supervisors for final approval in December Mrs Daniel added Although there's been lalk about updating ordinance for a long time Mrs Daniel said the actual revision didn't begin until last Designed as a guide for orderly growth in the Washington County urban area the proposed ordinance lists procedures and requirements for developers to follow when they're developing subdivisions to existing ordinance proposal would require opers to submit a plat or surveyed plan of their subdivision to the commission and lo gel il approved by supervisors or council before begin selling land The commission considered the idea of advertising preliminary in the newspaper to inform people of all the new subdivisions that arc being planned But following a healed discussion the commission voted against the planning department's advertising suggestion because of all the Ihc planning department before they attend a meeting Thai way Ihc planning ment con get together with opers and work out all of the bugs in a subdivision proposal before they come lo commission said Com- mission Chairman Doug Wynn The quickie plan or simplified procedure is another new change in the proposed subdivision ordinance lhalls devised lo save lime Under his section developers who to build subdivisions on land suggestion because 01 an tne umm tional costs and headaches il virtually doesn't need any im- for the board fc like sewer and Hoping to save lime water systems can skip a meeting in the process of getting their plan approved Developers who arc following the ers agreed to insert a new application procedure in the ordi nance The procedure would require developers to present their ideas to simplified procedure will have to attend only two instead of three meetings if material and plats are approved by the planning de- Currently developers have to get their preliminary and final plats approved al separate commission meetings and attend a city or county meeting for a final stamp of approval With the simplified procedure the planning department will review subdivision proposals and developers will have to go lo commission only once and then to the city or county depending on where their is located In addition the proposed ordinance adds a filing fee that developers will have lo pay for the first lime which will be used lo cover copying costs and administrative fees at the planning department Also for the first time the proposed ordinance requires the planning lo send preliminary to the supervisors and council members who currently receive only final for subdivisions changes in the proposed ordinance include provisions for del to provide the planning department their and sewer plans and for them to mark of land in Mrs Daniel said il's important for proposed subdivision ordinance to be because we need an uniform law to the cily and county's growth in an orderly cient and manner
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