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Marysville Yuba Sutter Appeal Democrat (Newspaper) - September 28, 1985, Marysville Yuba, California 125th Sixty Sept. 21,1*5 Calif. Single Copy 25* Lifeblood of the farmer Yuba canal issue splits neighbors By CHUCK SMITH A-D Staff Writer The proposal to bring Yuba River water to the lower stretches of Yuba County has sparked a bitter feud of growing with a rebel group nearing completion on a cheaper canal system to much of the same The stakes in the dispute are who will control the flow of water from the Yuba the future of farming in the southern half of the long range use of the Yuba River as a water supply for domestic and industrial use and jobs generated by a million project to be constructed with an million federal loan at no While the locals are bickering over the feasibility of the the federal government appears to be a little restless and its representative said other areas would gladly have a federal Proponents of the project claim there is a conspiracy among members of the Yuba County Water Agency to kill it with stalling tactics and the Yuba County Grand Jury has begun an investigation into the Proponents also claim that the Brophy and South Yuba water districts hope to lower their water costs by water through their ditches to the Wheatland Water District at a high toll Photo by Dave The Daguerre Point Debris Dam sits across the Yuba River east of The Brophy Canal diversion is iust above and to the right of the See + Tne proposed Long Bar project diversion point is not visible 6 deaths linked to Gloria Storm sunshine follows destruction Path Of Gloria By the Associated Press Hurricane Gloria dealt a glancing blow to the East Coast on tearing down power lines and buckling boardwalks but causing less damage than expected before it rapidly weakened over New A people had fled what was once one of the most dangerous Atlantic storms on Six deaths were linked to the which moved north after smashing into North Carolina before dawn Friday with 130 mph By Friday Gloria weakened into a tropical storm as it swept over western Maine and headed into Canada's maritime Low-lying areas were flooded and more than 2.75 million customers lost electricity during the Gloria rapidly weakened once it ran aground in Con- and gray clouds were replaced by sunshine from North Carolina to The gambling casinos of Atlantic had closed early as the storm but reopened Friday the storm of the it was a said New York City Parks Commissioner Henry whose office counted 572 trees down in the Added Mayor Edward scared the hell out of the hurricane and it went By midafternoon the storm had sped up the Connecticut River Valley into where 50 mph wind forced some cars off officials Gov. Madeleine Kunin declared a state of asked non- See Back GLORIA | NORTH CAROLINA jobless level takes summer dip Soviet minister outlines new arms cut proposal WASHINGTON - Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze outlined a new proposal for reducing nuclear weapons arsenals in a meeting Friday with President Secretary of State George P. Shultz who participated in the two hours of talks and a working lunch refused to reveal details of the plan but said Reagan what was put before and the suggestion that they put it on the table for dis- cussion at the arms control talks in Geneva next hope it can lead to a process of genuine Shultz adding that serious bargaining must be conducted in the privacy of the arms control not in public debate between the two will not characterize it other than to say it is a change in their the secretary briefing reporters after Shevardnadze left the White Shultz said the proposal was contained in a lengthy letter from Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that Shevardnadze handed Reagan during his opening He said the foreign minister outlined the proposal but that because the more detailed letter was in Russian and had not be translated U.S. officials have not had See Back arms + Unemployment dropped sharply in the area in August as the number of agricultural jobs reached its yearly the state Employment Development Department reported The unemployment rate dropped more than five percent in Sutter which had a lower unemployment rate than Yuba County for the first time this Sutter County's jobless rate dropped from 16.6 percent to 11.2; Yuba County's from 13.7 percent to 11.8. The combined unemployment rate for the Yuba City Standard Metropolitan Statistical which includes all of Yuba and Sutter was 11.4 a drop from 15.2 percent in Yuba County's rate was the ninth highest of the 58 counties in the state and Sutter County's was 12th the EDD Unemployment for the two counties was pegged at 11.2 percent in August 1984,15.2 percent in August 1983 and 14.7 percent in 1981. The state reported 3,500 more people in the work force in August than in July and nearly 5,000 new almost all in There was an estimated labor force of 48,675 in the two counties in an increase from 45,150 in July but fewer than the estimated 51,850 in the labor force in the area in August 1984. Following is a breakdown of employment by category in the See Back | Inside Weather Hi Merest water Some residents unhappy with water slow to clear after improvements photo by Dave Hillcrest Water Operations Manager Art Coupe samples water from the firm's C res we 11 Drive filtration By JULIE PENN A-D Staff Writer Although million worth of improvements were added to the Water District this some customers of the Sutter County district are still complaining that the water is tastes bad and is barely suitable for as soon go thirsty than drink from the said Jim Huff of 644 Westwood Huff and his said conditions have not improved since Water Company added two filtration stations to clean the water that was heavily contaminated with manganese and although other residents tell of a slight improvement in the water most agree that more improvements are The district is bounded roughly by Harding and Bogue roads and Railroad The district is divided by Highway 99 into two separate One filtration on Creswell serves the district east of Highway 99 and the on Joseph serves the district west of the Customers on both sides of the drawing water from the two separate water systems run by Sea Back f Californian's prepare for a new GOLD rush - Lifestyles C1 World War II internees meet in - News e The Kings get down to practice - Sports i1 Unofficial high yesterday was 81; the low yesterday was 61. 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