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News Tribune, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1975, Fort Pierce, Florida The News Tribune Tuesday December 9 1975 Page 2 No Teacher Firings in State School Budget Cuts TALLAHASSEE Fla UPI No teachers or school workers should lose jobs as a result of a recommended million state budget cut Lt Gov Jim Williams says Williams asked for a 2 per cenl across-the-board reduction in existing budgets for all state agencies Monday except the prison system Parole and Probation Commission and the District Court of Appeal in West Palm Beach Williams said decreasing tax revenues necessitated the cuts It should be pointed out that the real impact on the public school budgets will be about 1.3 per cenl since the state aid accounts for approximately two-thirds of the total school operating funds with Hie other one-third coming from local sources which are not affected by this said Williams the head of the Department of Administration Also it should be pointed out that million in federal revenue sharing funds was appropriated to the school districts for operating purposes and no reductions arc being made in that amount Teacher groups fear layoffs could occur from the budget cuts but Williams indicated schools can make the cuts through adjustments in BRIGHT SKIES AND BIG ATTRACTIONS brought out Nostalgia Follies galloping Lenny aden's crowds to Indian River Community Humanities I class of senior citizens sponsored through College's open house Sunday afternoon The the college More than attended the open house ment on stage at this particular moment is by the through the afternoon Staff Photo by Michael Enns Shevin Urges Halting Photographs Of Officials at Taxpayer Expense TALLAHASSEE Fla UPI dissemination or decades and Public officials have been Attorney General Robert billing the state for personal says it's lime the practice photographs used for public ended Florida 12th in Pay At Wallace TALLAHASSEE Fla UPI Honda legislators who make a year excluding travel and office expenses rank 12th nationally in annual salaries paid to state makers The Citizens Conference on State Legislatures in a survey released Monday said Florida pays its House and Senate members more than any other Southern state in New York receiving a year make the highest salaries and are followed by legislators in California and The three states have longer sessions than Florida's said the conference While Florida's regular session lasted 87 days in New York met for 220 days California 246 and Illinois 166 The conference did not include lengths of sessions in the survey New Hampshire is the lowest paying slate a year Regular salaries for other Southern states are Alabama Arkansas gia Kentucky Louisiana Mississippi North Carolina South Carolina see and Texas In an opinion issued to Auditor General Ernest Monday Shevin said such costs should be paid from an official's own pocket unless he can show it serves a public purpose It is difficult to conceive of a situation in which the dissemination of photographs of a public official ly to hundreds of persons in both the public and private sector would serve a public Shevin said I know of no statute or court decision which either expressly or by necessary implication authorizes this lype of ture from public he added Ellison sought the opinion at the request of Education Commissioner Ralph ton who said auditors his claim that photos he sends for high school annuals We Give You TIME When You Save at Pint Of Fort Open a new account for or more or add it to your present account and receive a famous Timex Watch free or at a considerable discount All deposits earn daily compound interest at the highest allowable rate All accounts insured to by an agency of the federal government Open your account now and get a Timex Watch for yourself or to give as a gift FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS ASSN FT PIERCE ORANGE AND SECOND STREET 500 AVENUE VIRO HACK 693 STRUT ron IT ST nAZA and other similar purposes are official in nature Turlington said he paid the costs of the initial sitting tor his photograph from his pocket but billed the stale for 800 color and black and white copies a four-year supply An audit showed the state has been paying these bills lor decades Assistant Attorney General Rebecca Hawkins who prepared the opinion for vin said Ellison told her some official he didn't say who had hundreds of photographs made Among other state A spokesman for ture Commissioner Doyle Con- ner said the state pays for the photos Conner sends school kids and others on request because they are shot and printed by the department photographer An aide to Comptroller Gerald Lewis said Lewis used personal funds to pay for 400 photos at 20 cents each which he sends to people on request An aide to Secretary of State Bruce Smathers said Smathers orders photos at a cost of per 100 copies from a Miami firm and bills the state He said the photos are distributed to groups and persons upon request Other officials could not be reached for comment JACKSONVILLE Fia UPI The Florida campaign headquarters of Democratic presidential hopeful George Wallace was burglarized over the weekend in what one Wallace campaign official called a Fitzhugh Powell a Wallace campaign official said whoever ransacked the suite of three offices on eighth floor of the Blackstone Building knew exactly what he was doing Powell said the intruders stole an com- puter readout containing the names of Wallace's Florida contributors letterhead en- and stationery index cards with the names and addresses of Wallace campaign workers and about in petty cash They knew exactly what they were looking Powell said But I can't imagine what they're going to do with the list of campaign contributors unless they want to send the tors scurrilous literature in the mail Powell said the building where Wallace's da headquarters are housed is sealed off on the weekends and only way to gain access is to open a parking garage door with a combination lock and then operate the building elevator with a special key He said another key is necessary to stop the elevator at the eighth floor Powell said the burglars either wore gloves or wiped off any fingerprints they may have left on doors or office furniture since police were unable to find fingerprints It's a he said grams not personnel The Department of tion a million cut and Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services asked to slash million will be most affected by the tions said Williams Public school appropriations should be reduced by million said Williams with million cut from tax-supported universities and million from community colleges HRS officials indicated cuts would include a million reduction in state mental retardation programs and million would be saved by not filling vacant positions within the department Williams said the million represents a drop in anticipated state tax revenues for the fiscal year The requests for budget reductions are scheduled to go before the governor and cabinet for approval Dec 16 The state by law is prohibited from having a budget deficit Although some economic fore- casters indicate a brighter economic future for Florida in 1976 Williams said million of the million will be Clear Trooper in Slaying TALLAHASSEE Fla UPI Florida Highway Patrol Commander Eld ridge Beach says he will not reprimand trooper Robert Rennie cleared in the shooting death of a public official he thought was a felon because there is nothing to reprimand him for Beach announced Monday Rennie was taking some extra leave and would return to work when he is ready He said Rennie is a very sensitive compassionate sort of person and he was too shook up to work right now A jury cleared Rennie last week in death of Frank Booth 50 head of a federal job program in Brevard County Rennie approached Booth who was parked A gift of quality fine tailoring and comfort for the man HAGGAR stacks They feature an that stretches to keep you comfortable And they're machine washable For- polyester from Celanese in a variety of rich colors and heather shades 8 and 20 P.S Drop the little woman a hint MEN'S WEAR 200 South Second Street Fort Pierce In the downtown Quality Shopping Area placed in reserve as a safeguard against future drops in monthly tax collections He said November sales tax collections fell million below revised estimates and million under original forecasts Williams said Florida's over- crowded prisons which have about inmates above recommended capacities can not absorb cuts The Parole and Probation Commission has been faced with personnel problems lar o those of the Department of Offender Rehabilitation and would be forced to layoff employes dealing with prison problems if it made 2 per cent cuts he said The West Palm Beach district court with mounting caseloads also indicated it could not absorb budget reductions said Williams The Department of ce trying to attract new business and industry to da indicated it would cut only from its Division of Development The department said it would make a cut if the cabinet approves Williams dation The NATIONAL 1C EST 75 fei side the Beeline Highway after a radio check identified the vehicle he was driving as a stolen car Beach said tests showed Booth was drunk at the time and when he acted strangely did not deny the stolen car charge and reached into his pocket Rennie shot I would have done the same Beach said A lot of troopers have been shot under similar circumstances and if it had been a stolen car and the man was a fleeing criminal Rennie could just as easily have been killed Booth was on his way to the airport to fly to his father's funeral and had apparently slopped to compose himself 10.00 UN FOR PERIOD ending 7 EST Tuesday night will find rain and snow falling over the northeastern corner of the nation Rain is indicated for the northern half of the West coast and some snow is ly in parts of the upper Mississippi valley Elsewhere mostly fair weather should prevail Minimum temperatures approx max readings In parenthesis Atlanta 31 Boston 27 Chicago 22 Dallas 41 Denver 35 Duluth 13 Los Angeles 45 Miami 59 New Orleans 35 New York 34 Phoenix 45 San Seattle 41 St Louis 27 Washington 34 SOUTH BRIDGE TIDES Today High p.m Low p.m Tomorrow High p.m Low p.m Jetty Tides Two Hours Earlier LOCAL DATA YESTERDAY High 78 58 Rainfall none Dec To Date 16 Barometer 29.92 Sunset Today p.m Sunrise Tomorrow Zones Forecast MIAMI UPI Florida zone Zone 1 Gearing and turning colder tonight Sunny and cool Wednesday Lows tonight low 30s High day mid 50s Winds erly 8 to 15 miles per hour decreasing tonight Zone 2 Clearing and turning colder tonight Sunny and cool Wednesday tonight mid 30s High day mid 50s Winds erly 10 to 18 miles per hour decreasing tonight Zone 3 Clearing tonight and turning colder Sunny and cool Wednesday Low tonight low 30s High Wednesday mid 50s Winds northwesterly 8 to 15 miles per hour decreasing tonight Zone 4 Clearing and turning colder tonight Sunny and cool Wednesday Low tonight mid 30s High day mid 50s Winds erly 10 to 13 miles per hour decreasing tonight Zones 8 9 and 12 Gearing and colder tonight Fair and cool Wednesday Low tonight in low 40s High Wednesday near 60 Winds becoming 15 and continuing tonight Zones and 17 Clearing and cooler tonight Fair and cool day Low tonight in the mid to upper 40s High Wednesday in the 60s Winds becoming northwesterly 15 tonight Rain probability 20 per cent early tonight Zones 18 19 and 21 Partly cloudy with a chance of showers or early tonight followed by clearing and cooler Wednesday Low tonight in the low to mid 50s High Wednesday near 70 Winds shifting to northwesterly 15 tonight Rain ity 30 per cent tonight Zones 20 and 22 Partly cloudy through Wednesday Chance showers or showers Low tonight in the 60s High Wednesday in the mid 70s Winds shifting to northwesterly 15 day morning Rain probability 30 per cent tonight
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