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Anaheim Bulletin (Newspaper) - August 10, 1991, Anaheim, California
To Book Coupe Thogod morning saturday August 10, 1991 460 night and morning Low Clouds saturday and sunday should Clear to hazy sunny afternoons. High 81 Low 62 Anaheim seniors protest City budget cuts Andrew Silva Anaheim bulletin Anaheim Irv Falk was concerned about retiring last year because Quot he knows Many men die soon after they leave their jobs. But he manages to stay Busy through the Anaheim senior Citi Zens Center at 280 e. Lincoln ave. Quot it s quite Normal for retirees to die because they have nothing to do Quot Falk said. One of the ways they la be Busy is mounting a letter writing Campaign to City Council members asking them not to Cut the seniors programs. Fliers were mailed to All 4,400 members of the seniors organization which also meets at the senior Center at 1800 w. Ball Road. The flier contains a letter the seniors can simply sign and drop in the mail but it also encourages them to attend the Council meeting tuesday. There were about 400 people at this week s meeting to protest the inevitable cuts that will come As Council members seek a Way to Deal with the City s expected $14 million Revenue shortfall. As word of possible layoffs and program cuts gets around it s Likely there could be even More at next week s meeting. Council members met Friday in closed session on the budget and could reach a decision on cuts As Early As tuesday. Council members and City staff members refuse to talk openly about the cuts being considered. Councilman Irv Pickler would Only say they Are continuing to work on the budget and could make decisions tuesday. Other Council members did t return phone Calls Friday. Quot out of the Many millions of dollars in the City budget i m sure there s something less vital to fewer people that can be Cut Quot said James Weddell executive Board member of the senior Center. As Falk played Bridge with seven women Friday afternoon he argued the Center is essential to keep seniors Active and Alert. Quot you can come in Here and play Bridge which is not an easy game and find out the person you re playing with has children is years older than i am Quot he said. If the program is Cut Falk said seniors won t take it lying Down. Quot the first thing would be to vote the Council out of office. And senior citizens do vote. We re All 30-year residents Here Quot he said. A recall could be in the works if the budget a cuts too Many popular programs he said. Quot i think this is All very foolish. With All the seniors Here we need this Center Quot Mary Kjellin said. Quot we Don t need an Arena when we Don t have a team Quot she said referring to the Anaheim Arena now under construction near the Quot stadium. Though most people Are fed up with higher taxes some seniors said they were willing to pay ther 4-percent Utility users tax a Quot which was approved in june and then rescinded last month by the City Council a if it meant saving with really big shoes l i a. Trafford Teiple Tonna tem bulletin Nathan Marlowe of Anaheim Waits his turn to audition thursday for ringing Bros and Barnum amp Bailey circus Down looking for a few real clowns Terri a ref Ulen Anaheim bulletin amaze Iii of a a lot of Nathan Marlowe s friends Tell him he acts like a Clown. The of Teihei teen age already knew that. He s lov1ivcl9wniiig around for As Long As he can re Mem Deriv a a now he s hoping to make a career of it. Decked out in a Gray hat red nose and red and White Gingham suspenders 17-year-old Marlowe was the Only one of about is Clown candidates to try out for Ringling Bros and Baum amp Bailey s Clown College in Dis time. Marl let s not clowning around. He s ready to spend Lus Days and nights at the Clown College an intensive eight to ten week session of classes developed in Venice fla., in 1968. Circus professionals teach prospective clowns How to take a fall and perform mime juggle and walk on eight foot tall stilts. Students also learn How to build props apply makeup and design a costume and makeup suitable for their own character during the please see cl0wnsm3 Donna Abu Nasr associated press Beirut Lebanon a the . Secretary general said Friday an israeli backed militia May free Arab prisoners in South Lebanon and a senior israeli official said Quot something in the air Quot gives Hope of another hostage re lease. The release of hundreds of Are a prisoners has been the ajor Demaid of pro Ira Ataii extra it groups holding the 13 westerners cans missing in a also Friday an influential Shi Ite Muslim cleric close to Iran chastised the kidnappers of a French Aid worker saying hostage taking is no longer productive. The kidnapping thursday of Jerome Peyraud came hours after the fundamentalist islamic jihad freed British television please see hostages.4 Canyon suit Andrew Silva Anaheim bulletin Anaheim a the Battle about development of nearly 8,000 housing units in Gypsum Canyon in t Over yet. Friends of the Tecate Cypress is preparing to sue the City challenging the environmental Impact report on the Mountain Park project. And tuesday the Orange county Board of supervisors will decide if the county should file a similar suit. Three of the five supervisors still want to see a new county jail built in the Canyon. Environmentalists want to see the housing project scaled Down or eliminated. I i please see suit/ar4 in Apex you Freedom newspaper almanac.a2 cityside.a2 classifieds.87 comics.813 entertainment.812. Homell. 810 Legal ads.86 Market report. Al2 Opl �?15 religion.89 sports.81 state news. Al3 to b a bi2 weattier.a2 woftdrtews�?8 sweep two East Anaheim Bobby sox teams come up with big victories against squats from Bur Len ame in the tournament at the Cerritos sports Complex b1 vol. 68, no. 307 5 sections 110 pages Lle cession Hurt americans vacation on the cheap Edwin Mcdowell new York times news service David and Susan Haggerty did riot go on vacation last year but this summer the philiipsburiii.j., couple rented a bungalows. Petersburg fla., to spen a week at the Beach. They and their two Young daughters visited sea world in Orlando Atid Busch gardens in Tampa but they Mso took sitep�t6 economize instead of a Ping in Way Down and Back they camped with a tent arid sleeping bags. And instead of eating out each night cooked Many of their meals. In looking to economize the Haggerty have lots of company this summer while much of the nation is still reeling from the recession. And the travel Industry a fits Liat those who Are vacationing on a shoestring have it better than 1 Many of their fellow americans. The Arthur d. Little management consulting firm recently reported Thale in four americans said in a Survey taken in late july that they were not planning to vacation this year compared with one in five who said so in May. The main reason is Quot economic constraints Quot the nationwide Survey found. As always millions of americans i Jtb Sua Fri Vii cations. But for Many the trips Are Shorter than usual in duration and distance. Most Are travelling by car. And when the travellers get where they Are going 42 percent Are staying with family and friends according to projections by the United states travel data Center a not for profit research Center in Wash Brigton. That is the highest level recorded up from 40 percent last year in the biggest jump in at least a decade. According to travel Industry data Many of the family vacationers appear to be less than Well heeled. Quot traffic has been Good but customers Aren t buying near As Many to shirts or trinkets Quot said Sherry Hoard manager of Quot the thing Quot a Roadside rest Stop and museum on interstate 10 near Benson Ariz. The Highway is heavily travelled by motorists Between Texas and California. Attendance is off at Walt Disney world at Lake Buena Vista near Orlando and at Disneyland in Anaheim while revenues for the theme Parks and resorts fell 12 percent for the Quarter ending june 30. But it has increased at a number of the nation s Parks and attractions and dramatically so at it. Rushmore National memorial in South Dakota. But Eyen High attendance figures some Tinie mask apparent weaknesses in the Economy. For example while lists to grand Canyon National Park in Arizona were up 7 percent in june the tips month for which figures were available compared with june 1990i Many visitors might have gone elsewhere if the Economy had been More i bust. Quot we find a lot of people from Southern califor riia coming up Here rather than going to Long and exotic destinations Quot said Jane Gillespie sales director of grand Canyon National Park lodges. Quot theme Parks tend to rebound in recessionary periods Quot said Abby Wieland manager of marketing service for six Flap Quot because it s an option that families will choose rather than a two week a i in
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