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   News Tribune, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1975, Fort Pierce, Florida                               The News Tribune, Monday, February 17, 1975 Page 2 Army Kills Women Inmates Birds, Rampage But Plenty Left PADUCAH, Ky. (UPK About of an estimated 1.5 million blackbirds were killed near this western Kentucky city over the weekend when sprayed with a soapy detergent which removed oil from their feathers and skin and they died of exposure. "But there's slill an unbelievable number of birds said Padueah City Manager William Howerton. "It doesn't look like we made a dent in killing them. There's still plenty flying around." Eighty miles southeast of this Ohio River city, at Ft.Campbell, Ky., Army officials are faced with a similar problem but the Defense Department wants to make sure the chemical, tergitol, would not harm humans. "We expect some type of decision for a go-ahead today or Tues- day, at the said George Atkins, mayor of Hopkinsville, which is located near Ft. Campbell. "The army is still consulting with impartial scientists, some here in Kentucky, going over its bird-killing plan using the spray to make sure that it's said Atkins "If action by the Army is not expedient, we'll be very disappointed." Millions of the blackbirds roost on the military reservation at night then at daylight fan out over the surrounding countryside playing havoc with the farmers' feed and the populace in general with their droppings. A U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel of three judges last week handed down a ruling permitting spraying in the Ft. Campbell area to kill the birds. The federal court ruling came in a court battle conducted by two Eastern-based wildlife prolerlion groups which sought to halt the killing of the birds In Paducah Saturday night. Coleman Myers. 57, was hired to spray the area and made more than 20-passes at tree-top level drop- ping the detergent on the birds. Lights, the type used at road construction sites, illuminated his way as he dropped about 800 gallons of the detergent on the birds. Getting rid of the dead birds may be a problem. looks like the birds that did die be left to be eaten by other said a local member of the Audubon Society. "I think if you just keep the public out of here and just let them dis- inegiate, it would be she said. LOWELL, Fla. (UPI) Eleven persons, including a law officer, were injured Sunday night in a disturbance involving aboul 150 inmates at the Florida Correctional Institution for women. Officials at the prison hospital, where all the injured were taken, reported eight inmates were treated and released for bruises and lacerations, two were hospitalized for "further obser- vation" and a law enforcement official was treated and released for a badly bruised forearm. Prison Superintendent Phil Shuford said the disturbance was touched off when four inmates being escorted to a maximum confinement area for their "disruptive behavior" walked by the dining room where more than 100 prisoners were having supper. Shuford said sympathizers began jeering and shouting and succeeded in touching off a "spontaneous disturbance." "We had some window- breaking, some phones were ripped off the hooks and a small tire was apparently started in a dormitory trash basket, but was quickly put the prison of- ficial said. tSTATE -By jeanette Hubbard Assoc., Realtor Most want good TV and radio reception, bui few consider this when purchasing a home. Before you buy deter- mine this by turning on your car radio and cruising around in the neighborhood. If the radio reception is good, die TV reception will also likely hi: good. Another hint lo the wise is to look at the height of ilie TV aerials. If excessively high, there may be problems with in- ception. You should also look for obvious features which might block reception such as mountains or high rise, apart- ments. We arc constantly advising customers, and want them to have the very best information available. OFFICE 465-0081 IRENE H. BUT HE'S RICH! MEXICO CITY (UPI) Antonio Cervantes had no money for his upcoming wed- ding, so he turned to his future father-in-law, police said. Cervantes was charged with burglarizing the home of Jose Esquivel. the father of his fiancee, of cash, negotiable notes and jewelry worth "I had no money for the wedding and he's police quoted Cervantes as explaining. LOUIS i HAYNES, JR. About This Question f "A fire gutted a commercial building. A retailer received ?3000 'earnings insurance' until he could reoccupy. Other tenants received 'ex- tra expense' payments while their offices were renovated. The building received 'lost rental' payments on both store and office space. Does the Haynes Haynes Agency provide such business wnsuh the HAYNES HAYNES INSURANCE CO. CHRIS CARRIER, the 10-year-old Coral Gables youth who was kid- naped on his doorstep Dec, 20 and left for dead in the Florida Everglades with a bullet wound in his head, enjoys a game of basketball in his backyard. Affer several months In a Miami hospital recovering frorh his wounds which left him blind in one eye, Chris is on his way to recovery. (UPI Telephoto) Couple Likes Solar Energy Home AMERICA'S FAVORITE PIZZA TUESDAY FAMILY NIGHT 5 P.M. to 9 P.M. a.m. to p.m Monday thru Friday All the pizza and salad you can eat. A deliciously convenient way to enjoy a quick lunch with a friend. Share a GRANT PLAZA 465-2337 TALLAHASSEE, Kla. (UPI) Roger and Katie Nichols paid so much for the solar energy system to heat their new home that they are embarrassed to talk about it. But they expect to make it up in low electric utility bills about half the cost of conventional heat sources. Installation costs for the Nichols were high because, (1) their eight-bedroom, sis-bathroom house covers square feet and, (2) they were halfway through building it before they decided to adapt it to use the sun's free rays for heating the house and water. A solar system to heat the bath and dish water for the average square foot home would cost about according to Dr. Clayton Morrison of the University of Florida solar energy research center. Central heating of the house would add another or more. The Nichols, who have five children at home, insisted on a 000 gallon water storage tank. That meant sinking a big tank in the side yard and a pump to push the water up to the roof to be heated. The most noticeable part of the system is a double row of black rectangles on the roof. These are the solar made of aluminum. They collect the sun's rays and transmit the heat to the water, which is continuously pumped out of the storage tank to the room and back through copper coils. The heating system picks up the heal off the hot water coils and blows it into heating ducts in the house. It also heats up the water for baths and dishes. The same water is used over and over. A demonstration collector brought the water temperature from 45 to 135 degrees in three hours and 30 minutes on a sunny after- noon. But Nichols, deputy state commissioner of education, says "it's a diehard system that is 40 per cent efficient, even on cloudy days." Morrison said the heating operates just like gas heat or elec- tricity "turning on a pump that pumps out enough hot water to turn off the thermostat control." Nichols wanted to recycle the hot water to fuel his air con- ditioning system, but was told this is at least two years away. Builder Betty Harley is sold on it, noting that "solar energy School Counselors Get Good Grades rarely goes on strike, it's inexhaustible and it's nonpolluting." Dr. Nichols thinks the government should give a tax credit to people who build solar energy homes to encourage them to save fossil fuels which are in short supply. House Unit Organizes To Study Impeachment TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (UPI) In the three years since the legislature provided funds for elementary school counselors, students have shown significant positive increase in self-concept and in school grades, an indepen- dent evaluation of the program has shown. The evaluation, conducted by Ibex Inc., zeroed in on of the more than students who were proiided counseling services under the program. The Ibex evaluation focused on those children who received five or more counseling sessions. EKDDENW MISERY KFITS OtHllllfS Kimifuur DENTURITE refits loose dentures in only five minutes. "Cushion o! Contort" lets you eat anything Laugh, talk, even sneeze without worry. No n-.ore lood under plales. DENTURITE lasts bstneen ds.iHI visits. Ends daily mess o! pads, powdef or paste. Easy to remove. No taslt No odor. rfesy-back guaran- tee. See VOLT dentist regularly. Use DENTURITE for and econ- omy. At ail drug counters. The results pointed out that students also showed significant positive gain in school attitudes. School atendance patterns appeared to be unaffected by the addition of counseling services Although counselors have long been a part of high school programs, Ms. Billie Jackson, of the Department of Education, say Florida's elementary school counseling program is one of the first state-supported ones in the nation. The program was first funded by the 1972 legislature, then two years later, legislators added million to the funds for program expansion. The DOE has plans to ask for more funds in the near future. The counselors are skilled in human relations, child growth and development and the lear- ning process, but they are not psychiatrists. Big Candle The city of Naples, Italy, birthplace of opera singer Enrico Caruso, dedicated the world's largest candle to his memory in 1924. Originally measuring 18 feel high and 7 feet in circumference, the candle is lit once a year on Caruso's birthdate, Feb. 26th FINAL EXPENSE LIFE INSURANCE TO ISSUED FROM AGES to 87 And Us Of Birth Ule of Amtrlci Insurance Corp. of Boston JtiIrtrt V., MJII. WJI.WPT TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (UPI) A select committee convenes in the House today to begin con- sidering whether three Florida Supreme Court justices have so abused their positions as to warrant impeachment. Today's session, scheduled to get underway at p.m., is organizational but it will provide the Erst official confirmation of what has been "leaked" to reporters for the past several Justice David McCain has been under investiga- tion by the Judicial Qualifications Commission. McCain has reportedly been in- vestigated in connection with alleged "suspicious" connections between him and attorneys who hai'e taken cases before him, in some instances, while he served as an appellate judge. House Speaker Don Tucker has promised to make public JQC files on McCain, saying the ac- cusations against the justice are serious. McCain has refused com- ments on the reports. Two other justices whose im- peachment the committee will also consider are Joseph Boyd and Hal Dckle, who were recent- ly reprimanded by a special panel of judges after finding no "corrupt motive" in their handl- ing of an opinion submitted by a utility firm lawyer. Boyd and Dekle have denied any wrongdoing. The last impeachment com- rAlmanacn By United Press International Today is Monday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 1975 with 317 to go. The moon is approaching its first quarter. The morning stars are Mercury and Mars. The evening stars are Jupi- ter. Saturn and Venus. Those bom on this date are under the sign of Aquarius. American novelist Dorothy Canfield Fisher was bom Feb. 17, 1878. On this day in history: In 1801, the U.S. House of Representatives named Thomas Jefferson as the third president of the United States. Aaron Burr, who tied with Jefferson in the Electoral College, became vice-president. In 1817, Baltimore became the first American city to have gas-burning street lights. In 1972, President Nixon left on his historic trip to Peking. In 1973, President Nixon nominated acting Director Pa- trick Gray to be permanent director of the FBI. He was approved by Congress. A thought for the day: American philosopher William James said, "Man lives by habit, indeed, but what he lives for is .thrills and excitement." mittee formed to consider whether the House should bring charges against then Education Commissioner Floyd Christian was spared having to make a decision by Christian's resigna- tion. In 1972, a select committee recommended impeachment for then Lt. Gov. Tom Adams, but the House rejected the recommendation and opted for a reprimand. Pan Am, Iranian Deal OKd WASHINGTON (UPD The U.S. government has approved Iran's purchase of a sizable share of Pan American World Airways, which is fighting off financial collapse partly be- cause of soaring oil prices. The okay was given on condition Iran would not try to take over the airline or interfere with its defense commitments. The deal must still be approved by the Civil Aeronautics Board. The proposal was submitted to the White House by Pan American last week. Although no official comment was made, sources said President Ford discussed the matter with his advisers. The unprecedented deal would, in effect, allow the booming Persian Gulf nation, a major supplier of imported petroleum to the United States, to use its overflow oil profits to gain partial control of a major corporation. Iran said this was the first step in long-range plans to invest between and 512 billion in the United States, mainly in agricultural business. The State Department an- nounced Sunday the U.S. government gave permission "in principle." "What this action today a Pan Am spokesman said, "is give us a license from the government, if you will, to go to Tehran and nail down the details of the agreement and come back and submit it to the CAB." He said the agreement was not yet "a hard and fast deal." Iranian Ambassador Ardeshir Zahedi said in Mountain, Ga., that (he agreement would: -Transfer 13 to 15 per cent of Pan Am's stock to Iran Air, the Iranian national airline. -Give Iran 50 per cent of the stock In Intercontinental Hotels, a profitable Pan Am sub- sidiary. one Iranian on Pan Am's 17-member board of directors. Probing Nursing Homes MIAMI (UPI) The Dade County state attorney's office launches a probe this week into allegations that some 40 Miami- area, privately-owned nursing homes provide inadequate patient care and health facilities and are financed by underworld figures. State Attorney Richard Gers- tcin said Sunday possible criminal and civil action might result from the investigation, which was prompted by com- plaints from patients' relatives as well as similar probes underway in various other states. "We're going to try to deter- mine whether any criminal laws have been violated and whether there is a necessity to recom- mend new criminal legislation to regulate the operation of these said Gerstein, who declined to specify which facilities would be the target of the investigation. "We're also going to determine whether any underworld finan- cing he added. Complaints received by the state attorney's office over the "past several months" have in- cluded charges that some of the nursing homes are cockroach- infested, Gerstein said. In an article last week, the New York Times identified Ber- nard Bergman as owning a 50 per cent interest in two Miami-area homes the 80-bed Palms Con- valescent Home and the 100-bed North Shore Nursing Home as well as a smaller interest in 13 other South Florida facilities. The Times said Bergman was a "central figure" in some of the nursing home investigations un- derway. Spokesmen for the two homes mentioned in the article, however, said all violations listed against their respective facilities have been corrected. The Weather) FOR PE R10D Ending 7 A.M. EST Tuesday. During Mon- day night, rain will be expected in the northern and mid Pacific coast, changing to snow eastward in the northern Rockies. Snow Is also indicated in Maine, while rafn and showers will occur in northern Texas. Oklahoma and the mid Mississippi, valley. Minimum readings Include' (ap- prox. max. temperatures in parenthesis) Atlanta 47 Boston 31 Chicago 27 Cleveland 32 Dallas' 37 Denver 25 Duluth 12 Houston 49 Jacksonville 57 Kansas City 28 Little Rock 37 Los Angeles 49 Miami 72 Minneapolis 4 New Orleans 56 New York 37 Phoenix 37 Seattle 38 St. Louis 25 (50) and Washington 38 noivut-C SOUTH BRIDGE TIDES Today High a.m. Low a.m. Tomorrow High a.m. Low a.m. .m (Jetty Tides Two Hours Earlier) LOCAL DATA YESTERDAY High 83 Low gg Rainfall 0 Feb. To Date [.15 Barometer 30.02 Sunset Today p.m. Sunrise Tomorrow a.m. Zones Forecast Zones 18, 19 and 21 frfostiy sunny days and continued warm through Tuesday. Highs in (he mid 80s. Lows in the low to mid 60s. Southeast and south winds 15 miles per hour decreasing at night. ITUAR1 Zones 17, 20 and 22 Mostly sunny and warm today and Tues- day. Afternoon highs near 80. Lows from the low 70s on beach to the 60s Inland. South and southeast winds 10 to 15 miles per hour... decreasing in- hnd at night.   

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