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Ruston Daily Leader (Newspaper) - January 24, 1995, Ruston, Louisiana Newspaper of North Central Since 1894 The Huston 101 21 January 1995 Louisiana 50c Man trained to talk By Donna Bernard Staff Writer The American Association of Re tired Persons is taking a stand against proposed cuts in Social Security and Medicare that would take away ben for their Social Security and often blamed for contributing to an national are easy to blame and have little to do with the huge said Walter local coordinator for the Health Advocacy Services for the American Association of Retired Per Social our nations most successful antipoverty isnt adding one penny to the he Any changes to Social Security must be used to strengthen the pro gram for the long not reduce a federal deficit that it did not Braswell recently attended an AARP entitlement issue briefing in AARP is preparing for the proposals released by the Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax The briefing trained local AARP volunteers to speak to their communi ties on behalf of the organization on issues such as entitle Social Medi poverty among the tax positions on deficit reduction and the Entitlement is among those who speak free of He also expressed concern that the Commission is targeting Medicare has dramatically in creased access to health care for those 65 and older and the im proving the quality of health care for he The skyrocketing cost of health care is driving up the not the cost of the Medicare program Braswell care reform that includes effective cost containment is essential for defi cit Braswell said he attended ing so he could be equipped to speak on behalf of AARP about issues that concern including the Lets let the people have the in formation and let them make up their Braswell Braswell said he hopes people will be interested enough to find out all sides to the issues at hand and contact congressmen and senators with their to f r u Df and Ruston Police Department officers transport Dorado to Lincoln General She was listed in but this thwarts flow on Traffic hours By Julie Yoder Traffic in the eastbound lane of Interstate 20 was blocked for almost two hours Monday afternoon after a accident occurred be tween the Cooktown Road and Highway 167 Three people were taken to Lin coln General Hospital with moderate according to a Ruston Police Department Shortly after 4 a Freightliner driven by Charles of Sarepta a 1993 Ford pickup near the Rock Is land Donnie Kimbell The pickup was driven by Will iam of El and his passengers Linda and 1yearold Morgan both of El suffered moderate inju The Ruston Fire Department used extrication equipment to remove Hall from the according to a RFD The driver of the was not In a typical chain the pickup a 1986 Ford driven by Steve The van then a 1994 driven by Roland of Neither of the drivers were Kimbell The driver of the was issued a ticket for reckless operation of a motor Traffic on 120 was backed up to the Grambling Kimbell Officers with the Grambling Police Department and Lincoln Parish Sheriffs Office helped reroute traf fic at the Grambling exit to High way Hall was listed in good condition Davis was admitted to the intensive care unit and was in but The 1yearold was treated and a hospital spokeswoman said this William of El is extricated from his 1993 Ford pickup rear ended in a accident Monday after He was listed in good condition this morning at State of Union address should be full of promises WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Clinton stands before Congress tonight with promises of a kinder a growing job a safer world and with hopes of winning back voters who deserted him after his last State of the Union Working in his study most of the day the president prepared an address that aides predicted would welcome Republican cooperation reduced immigration and welfare and campaign finance But he will be combative de fending a few pet resisting intrusions on foreign policy and ac cusing the Republicans of threaten ing the poor with some of their wel fare reform aides Few new ideas will be with the most likely tion being a proposed minimum wage Aides said Clinton has de to seek an increase to about an hour from but he wont spend if time on it in the nationally broadcast sched uled for 9 Republicans argue the wage in crease would cost teenagers and question whether Clinton can work with them on the sweeping cen trist agenda he is The presidents speech will be a good opportunity for him to lay out the premise in a the vision for his leadership and to describe in some detail the type of initiatives that he would see accomplishing that White House press secretary Mike McCurry One year Clinton stood at the Congress and brashly vowed to veto any healthcare legislation that didnt suit We will make he by reforming the health care Police tree cutter By David Robinson Ruston police have no suspects in connection with a downed tree which knocked out power to hundreds of residents Monday Donnie Kimbell said that a report was filed by the city shortly after the incident was discovered and that officers were Power was knocked out at according to Director of Utili ties wood tree near the power lines along the railroad tracks behind Caruthers Hall on the Louisiana Tech Univer sity campus was felled using a fine tooth according to City workers quickly located the problem and service was restored to customers by The person who did this is prob ably lucky to be McDonald When the tree hit that all of straight to the McDonald said that the line car ried volts of Most household electrical outlets carry 120 If youve ever been shocked in your take that and multiply it by about McDonald The outage affected customers fed by the Maple Street Electrical Distri bution That coverage in cludes residents from the railroad tracks to Highway If the culprit is McDonald said that we would push for tion to the fullest extent of the Interfering with the utilities is a federal McDonald If we find this well do every thing we can to make sure it doesnt happen PJ meets tonight By David Robinson Approval of a final change for a Farmers Home Ad ministration grant project is on the agenda for tonights meeting of the Lincoln Parish Police A Bernice Charles Ates Construction did the work on the project at the Willamette GluLam An 8inch water line was in stalled at the plant to improve fire Jurors voted at their last meeting to issue final approval to a Louisiana Development Block Grant project at the The money was used to provide sewage treatment fa to the Willamette An ad hoc committee composed of jurors and Lincoln General Hospital officials will present a report on the future operation of Joe Tho the committee will present the jurors with the The meeting will be held at 7 at the Lincoln Parish In other business will discuss final approval of a plat for Easthaven The Solid Waste and Recycling Committee will meet at 6 before reporting to the full jury at the 7 Jurors will open bids on railroad lank get the LEADER delivered to 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