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Ruston Daily Leader (Newspaper) - January 22, 1986, Ruston, Louisiana Serving North Central Louisiana since 1894 The Ruston m Daily I WEDNESDAY January 1986 19 One Section 384 UPI Newspaper of the Year 25 cents Bank for sale AMI looking to sell shares of First National The majority shareholders in Rus tons First National Bank are at tempting to sell their interest in the but have not yet done according to a bank official and of The bank is for said state Charles First Nation als acting But the bank has not been confusion over the banks status apparently began with an arti cle Tuesday in a Shreveport per stating that First National is one of several banks in which AMI or AMI founder Herman Beebes family lias interest and are trying to AMI this morning confirmed the newspapers account as but said a subsequent account carried over the Associated Press newswire that First National has been sold was in Obviously the First National Bank of Huston has not been said AMI President Dale Andersons she was in Dallas and not available for com Theres no contract lof sale on he The bank LS in the same posture u was several months Bar ham A group of 10 including owns 72 percent of First Na outstanding Beebe personally own the interest that controls the but does have interest in the that owns the Andersons secretary said she did not know the reason AMI wants to sell Ls interest in First The multimillion dollar AMI con glomerate LS reported to be selling mosi of its assets to pay last both Beebe and Ander son were found guilty of wire fraude and illegal participation in the proceeds of small business Both men have In another the two were found in nocent of charges of conspiracy and misapplication of funds belonging to Bossier Bank and Pharmacists blast doctors plans to dispense drugs Movin on Leader photo by DAVID HOGE Traffic was held up on Vienna street Tuesday morning as Florane House Movers of Coushatta moved half of the former Lucille Hunt residence to its new site in It took about three hours to get the house off the lot and across Interstate 20 to the North Service Traffic was backed up because of the slow trip to Hilly and because of repairs to utility lines and traffic signals along the The other half of the house will be moved Thursday morning and will probably take just as The home was purchased by Mike By TOM MORRIS Managing Editor Representatives of all local phar macies met Tuesday night to voice their concern over Green Clinics an earlier in the day that some physicians will soon begin dispensing drugs from their Approximately 15 members of the Association of Ruston representing 10 local issued a statement following their The group concurred that the dis needs of this area are cur rently being met by professional registered the statement In addition to dis prescription the area pharmacists now offer drug interaction counter drug allergy patient blood pressure diabetic counsel cash or charge 24 hour emergency prescription serv delivery A full line of Pharmaceuticals are not a limited inven the statement Pharmacists are a vital link in the checks and balance system of the health care field and do not need to be They are trained drug Physicians should be physi cians and pharmacists should be Green Clinic administrator Dan Cogdill said in a news release the planned clinic formulary service will be offered to clinic patients at com The patient will be given the option of either receiving a written prescription for medication or purchasing the medication at that time from the Refills will not be encouraged and in that a prescription call would be made to the pharmacy of the patients Cogdill said in the Several local pharmacists voiced their opinions on the proposed clinic Gil Birch of Cupp Pharmacy said the pharmacists do more than just count pills and pour There is more to a pharmacy than just Birch We are professionally trained in the benefits of drug We offer patient We enhance the physi We com pound mix in our We are regulated by the fed eral And we maintain the The service is being met more than adequately by the pharmacies in our Birch There is always a pharmacist avail able for a patients Liz Blake of Gibson Pharmacy ag reed more than adequate coverage is provided by local There is no need for the doctors to take up their time to dispense medi See page 14 Sumlin not giving up on vehicle license fight State William Sumlin said Tuesday hes not going to give up his fight to remove from constitutional protection vehicle li cense even though the proposal wont be included for debate during Feb special legislative Sumlin had asked Edwin Ed wards to include the license in the call for the special Ed Sumlin said decided against doing Unlike a regular legislative ses special sessions are allowed to consider only items listed the The call is simply a list of those items that lawmakers can Chief items that will be debated when lawmakers convene in Baton Rouge 3 are Edwards requests for legalizing limited casino and cruise ship gambling and enacting a state Sumlin is expected to the li cense tag issue during the regular session that begins in Removing the tag from the states constitution would require a constitutional amendment that would first have to win twothirds ap proval of both the House and the Sen ate and then be sent to the states voters for Under Sumlins the license fee would be raised to for two or per Motorists now pay for a license tag sticker that is good for two If we could raise the license charge to a year this would raise approximately million each said Under my the money would be dedicated to a 10 percent pay raise for state em The new license plate charge would bring Louisiana up to the same level as our neighboring he The charge for license plates is now a political joke that has made generations of Louisiana poli look yet it is totally un Firefighters facing busiest January in nearly 9 years By BOB WOODY Of The Leader Staff Huston firefighters are facing their busiest January in at least nine with ten days remaining in this The Ruston Fire Department has responded to 45 including nonemergency so far this The figure includes at least five working house fires and numer ous grass Since alarms exceeded forty during two Fortyone calls were recorded during the first month of that year and in January of The January with the lowest number of alarms since 1978 was when 22 calls were City firefighters responded to three alarms within less than an hour including one fire which heavily damaged a house in south east The residence of Elijah Braggs at 1407 Cardinal sustained damage esti mated at Flames were com ing out the window of a bedroom when firefighters arrived on the scene about Reports indi cate about eight people were in the house at the time of the but ev escaped without The fire was brought under control within about fifteen but firefighters remained on the scene until about 3 extinguishing spot Fire damage was confined to one bedroom and the but the re mainder of the house sustained heat and smoke No cause of the fire has been While two engine companies were tied up on that a grass fire was reported on Lovers The only available engine company was dis patched to that call at One of the trucks at the Cardinal Street fire and the engine crew which worked me Lovers Lane fire were back in service just before two At one minute before a possi ble hazardous materials leak was re ported on 167 about a quarter mile outside the city The report said a truck out of Illi was transporting a transformer which began Firefighters checked the transformer and deter mined that no PCBs were The last significant precipitation in the area was on December 14 when inches of rain were Lo cal fire departments and state for estry officials are urging residents to be extremely careful about burning Numerous grass and brush some covering as much as 60 have occurred recently in the Many have been caused by trash be ing burned and some resulted forn discarded Leader photo by BOB WOODY Firefighters battle house fire on Cardinal Street Tuesday realistic and hardly covers the cost of making and distributing State employee turnover is ex tremely high and one reason is the pay for the vast majority of state em ployees is low compared to like jobs in private Sumlin State employees have not had a pay raise in five years yet inflation is up 3040 percent and I dont think its just or in anyway acceptable for us as leaders in Louisiana govern ment to allow this to Garrett to head Louisiana Tech Athletic Council Pat head of the En glish department and a former out standing has been named chairman of the Louisiana Tech Athletic A record set ting sprinter at Tech in the late Garrett takes over the slot created with the retire ment of Harold who served as chairman of the council for some 30 In addition to Garretts new ap Bob Berguson has been added the Tech athletic Ber an art is a new Techs athletic council also in cludes Jerry James Wiley Paul Dan alumni representative Milton Wil liams of Shreveport and student rep Ken who is SGA Garrett WEATHER Area Forecast mostly fair and Lows in the lower North erly winds near 10 sunny and colder with the highs near Northeast winds 10 INSIDE TODAY Defense Study Defense could save Sperts Tech sophomore cant be INDEX Family 25 presented during gala event at Civic Editorials Politics Florida 14 Dear Family 7 Obituaries 3 TV
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