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Ruston Daily Leader (Newspaper) - November 9, 1995, Ruston, Louisiana 101 265 Hometown Newspaper of North Central Louisiana Since 1894 The November 1995 Louisiana BRIEFLY Rabins assassin didnt act alons confessed assassin did act said police who today accused a second Jewish ex out the At shearing investi intend to charge 26yearold semin with murder and A search of his home Wednesday night in the West Bank settle ment of Beit Hagai tamed Up weaponry that I for bombs and gr Government on fiscal diet for now WASHINGTON Stopgap spending legislation while Congress struggles to taken up by the Senate today and ben on to a Resident The adopted 2301 97 by the House on Wednesday he government on fiscal diet through limiting spending in many programs to as little as 60 percent of the fiscal year 1995 It also incorporates a controversial lobbying by organizations and death every he helps fast to his belief hat the termi nally ill have aright to end their That justification was called into question when an autopsy on the 26th known per son to die in his a cancer found that the woman ill and had no trace of the There was no said Kanu deputy chief medical examiner for Oakland The body of Patricia a 58yearold San was found wrapped in a blanket in the back seat of an old car out side the morgue on Grahams son accepts challenge NEW YORK CAP Billy Grahams oldest son was a teen rebel was expelled chafed at the expectations placed on the offspring of Franklin Graham now accepts the challenge of being a voice on the crusade He has been picked to his father in the nations most cov the Billy Graham Evangelistic Associa tion said The associations board of directors elected the younger Graham to the new position of first vice with the right to step in should his father become in The 77yearold Billy who has continue as chairman and chief executive of the Murder suspects returned to Ruston By David Robinson Staff Writer Two men suspected in the killing of a Rorida man were returned to Ruston Wednesday and charged with gree Joseph Richard Harmon and Jeffrey Alan were booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Cen ter shortly before noon The men were charged with the murder of Chester of Collins body was dis covered 18 by a community set work crew near Interstate 20 about a quarter mile from Rustons city lim Collins had been robbed and shot once in the head and had no identifica tion when his body was The body of his pet dog was also found near the Documents at the Detention Center said both men admitted to being in volved in the but each said the other fired the shot behind Collins ear that was established as the cause of The men were apprehended in Los Angeles attempting to register in a hotel under Collins in Bienville Parish found a handgun reg to Collins that authorities sus was the murder Harmon and Collins were allegedly hitchhiking and were picked up by Rorida officials said Collins left the state 16 to visit his brother in Fletcher Flipping flapjacks photo by JULIE BUTTERFIELD Ruston Club are ready to flip flapjacks during clubs annual will Friday at the Civic Pancakes will bo from 69 and 57 cost will for for Proceeds 90 toward funding clubs various service City adopts budget By David Robinson Staff Writer Nearly weeks after the citys fiscal year Rustons Board of Veterans Memorial Plaza in front of Ruston Municipal Complex is the usual center for veterans Veterans Day event A Veterans Day ceremony is set for 11 Saturday in front of the Ruston City Hall that will include music performed by the Ruston High School Band and a flyover of a According to Ruston World War II veteran Pat the emphasis around the nation this Veterans Day is the 50th anniversary of the ending of World who is also of the Commemorative Commit tee of World War II Veterans of said that the service will be a time of remembering all veterans who served in all wars in this century that had participation of our he added that in keeping with the emphasis on the end of World War the theme across the country this year on Veterans Day is A Grateful Nation Remembers World War II The theme is set forth by the Department of During Saturdays event presentations will be made to Lincoln Parish veterans Guy Bordelon and Charles A presentation will also be made to the mayor of Ruston naming the city of Ruston as one of the Department of Defense World War II Commemorative STAFF REPORT Aldermen adopted the budget for The vote to approve the budget was unanimous at Monday nights board The adopted budget shows an in crease of in general fund ex over the budget originally presented by Mayor Hilda Taylor Perritt in early serving as the citys Per held 12 budget meetings in which department heads were quizzed about their planned I wouldnt say any of us are com satisfied with the Ward 4 Alderman Lawrence who also serves as head of the finance commit said But we worked hard and thoroughly examined every line of that budget and we were comfortable enough with it to adopt Perritt said she was thankful that the budget was This makes city business much easier to handle for de have something tangible to work she Im also very concerned that when dis one of the biggest advocates for cuts in that area was John a failed candidate for Perritt publisher of The Morning was a vocal presence at several of the budget These were not public Perritt They to have been budget hearings between New store coming McCrery named to panel Staff Report the department heads and my self to finalize a I didnt know that I had such an But if you compare the citys executive other cities of similar youll see how bloated it executive department was the target of the committees biggest Aldermen cut a total of from the executive department includ ing for legal for consulting and for match ing funds About was added for salaries to cover the hiring of city attorney Oscar Barnes The night so much was cut from the executive there were four people excluding committee members present at the Perritt Two of them were former candidates for this office Hays and 1994 opponent Dan I feel they had an inordinate influence in the stripping of the executive But Smith said there was nothing wrong with the way the meetings were I dont believe we were out of line on any Smith It just seems that some people are more wel come than others at these The committee added a percent raise for all city For lower paid the raise will amount to a minimum of 35 cents per were the main reasons the adopted budget of showed a slight increase over the budget Perritt presented which totaled By Donna Bernard Staff Writer Construction should begin this week on a center to be located on the site of the former Exxon that was recently cleared at the intersection of the North Service Road and Trenton said of Evans Oil Evans Oil Company of a is building the con store that not only will sell gas and but also hold a Subway fran chise and two other fast food franchises not yet Evans The fast food franchises will be owned and oper ated by local couples and the agree ments on two of them have not yet been he Evans said the new center will be about square feet and employ between 1215 The will also have a touch free car Louisiana Congressman Jim McCrery has been named by House Speaker Newt Gingrich to a reconcilia tion conference committee on Medi care an author of care Preservation Act of is one of just eight GOP House members named to the com which will work out differ ences between House and Senate Medicare reform McCrery The appointment is the second ma jor conference to which McCrery has been named this Gingrich appointed McCrery to the welfare reform confer McCrery 5th Congressional I am pleased the speaker has again entrusted me with such an important McCrery My House Republican colleagues and I have been committed to preserving and protecting Medicare for our senior citizens and that will continue to be our aim in the Other House Republican members named to the conference include Ways and Means Chairman Archer of Texas Commerce Committee Chair man Thomas Bliley of Virginia and Thomas Johnson of Michael Bilirakis of Dennis Hastert of Illinois and James Greenwood of Penn The Medicare conference commit tee will begin meeting Powell says no to race WASHINGTON AP Colin Powell called his two closest advisers and his to the library of his Sipping a he told them what they already It is he The most intense decision of cal world for had come down to his wishes and his own inability to summon the passion to run for Powell felt external pressure from people saying I want you to I want you to be ahero feel the passion his political Kenneth said today on The retired general had gone back and forth in his and about 10 days ago was optimistic enough to discuss where in his home state of New York he might hold an Despite the political difficulty of enter ing the race so advisers said he received encouragement from many prominent But ultimately his intense discus sions with his wife and three adult children led him in the other The retired general ended months of speculation Wednesday when he said he would not run for president or vice president in although he vows to continue to speak out forcefully in the future on the issues of the With 55 percent chance of showers and thunder Highs in the Pages 99 1214 Page 4 lee American Community To get The LEADER delivered to your home weekdays Sundays ONLY for 4 months Call 2553071 TODAY
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