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Anderson Daily Bulletin (Newspaper) - July 11, 1977, Anderson, Indiana
City Council to Cut pay to red tape by Tom Watson bulletin sur writer the Anderson City Council is expected to pass an ordinance at its meeting thursday which will Clear the Way for pay television in Anderson in the current franchise agreement Between the City and general electric Cablevision corp., one Section states that the City Council must approve any pay television transmission. Since that agreement was made the Federal communications commission acc has ruled that Only the acc itself has regulatory Powers Over pay to and City governments have no jurisdiction in the matter the proposed ordinance facing the Council thursday will delete the Section of the franchise agreement which Calls for Council approval. Bill Kimmel systems director for g. E Cablevision said today deletion of the Council approval clause in the franchise agreement is one of the technicalities which need to be cleared up so a pay to system can be established in Anderson. G e. Cablevision has already applied to the acc for a pay to transmission License Kim me said the application was about 50 pages Long and the acc is not expected to reply until about mid August he said adding that he knows of no reasons Why the application would be turned Down if acc approval is received that will allow g. E. To begin construction on a receiver for pay to transmissions which will be located atop g. E is building at 633 Jackson Stimmel said he said g. E already has an agreement with the Home Box office Hob organisation to carry the Hob programming and has also already received approval from the Anderson plan commission for construction of the receiving station. Kimmel said Hob should be pm the air Here by october. He said he Wasny to sure what the charge Here for the service would be. But in noted that Hob in Indianapolis costs customers about $8 a month. The Cost of Hob in Anderson will probably be close to so a month Kimmel said current cart to Cable customers is $6 95 per month if a customer chooses to buy the Hob service in addition to the current Cable to service the monthly Bill from g. E. Should amount to about si5 a month. Kimmel said Hob will feature showings of first run films live sports events and occasional videotape presentations of Las vegas shows other ordinances before the Council thursday Are two rezoning ordinances and an ordinance appropriating $20,000 from a Federal Grant to be used by the Anderson planning department sixteen resolutions face the Council and 14 of these Are for Council approval of contracts and agreements Between the City and various contractors. The other two resolutions Are for a fund Transfer and the paying of the Bills the Council will meet at 7 30 thursday in the Council Chambers of the City building vol 93 no. 95 Anderson Indiana monday july la 1977 Price fifteen cent weather considerable closed ennui with a 41 per cent Chance of showers tonight with tows in the Low 7ti. Partly Senay tuesday with a la per cent Chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Hight around St. Yesterday a ugh 78. Overnight Low is. No precipitation a Al Midnight Hee map on Page i 6warlike9 conditions shootings at Essex injure two by Mike Tackett bulletin staff writer eight hours of sporadic shooting at the strike bound Essex International inc., Plant in Elwood ended about 2 a m. Today when a striker was seriously injured in what Madison county sheriff John Gunter described As a a warlike Quot conditions. Carol Frye Elwood was transferred to the Indiana University medical Center in Indianapolis after she was shot in the Back this morning she is listed m fair condition and in intensive care. Another Man reported to be an Essex salaried employee Richard Collier Elwood was also shot As a Bullet grazed hts head he was not taken to the Hospital. Gunter said this morning that the violent nature of the strike has escalated to the Point his department can no longer handle it and maintain regular county safety. He has requested Aid from the state police and a meeting is scheduled today according to state police spokesmen bulletin a meeting Between sheriff Gunter and state police officials was set for 1 10 . Today to determine whether state police will assist county authorities in the Essex Case. Gunter said Only one Madison county police department Cpd Deputy was on the scene when initial shooting started he said there were shots coming from both factions at the Plant Quot the Only thing we Are certain of is that someone was shot a Gunter said Quot we searched the Plant immediately after the shooting and could not find any gun that looked like what was used in the said Cpd thinks the gun used was a 22 Caliper a spokesman for United Auto workers local 1663 said they believe Frye was shot by Essex Security guards they said Frye was standing on property leased to the Law. Helicopters have been flying supplies into the Essex Plant to deliver food to Essex Security guards and salaried employees in the Plant. Gunter said the helicopters were also being fired upon. Gunter said picketers had chained the front Gates of the Plant and employees in the Plant were virtually trapped Quot we could get them out if we had to Quot Gunter said. Quot but they Essex officials have not requested such Quot As Many guns As there were out there. Its Only conjecture at this Point who fired the shots Quot Gunter said. A potentially More serious consequence of the incident it the retaliatory measures which could be taken and Gunter said he a worried about by staff Quot we Are the Moat understaffed sheriff s department in the state Quot Gunter said Quot we Are coming apart at the seams Over this after 10-12 weeks we can to sustain it any longer ifs just a War Quot Gunter said he told the state police superintendent As of last week his 14 officers could no longer maintain the safety of the county. Quot i told him if Law and order were to be maintained then he would have to do a spokesman at state police Headquarters in Indianapolis said Quot contingency plans Quot Are being made to dispatch police to Essex. State police cannot by Law be enjoined in a labor dispute without requests from the mayor police or circuit court judge but since Gunter has made the request it must now be acted upon. Essex officials both at the Elwood Plant and its communications department in fort Wayne declined to comment on the incident. A in half of hostages released Helsinki. Finland apr two hijackers who seized a soviet jetliner on a Domestic flight and threatened to blow it up at Helsinki Airport unless it was refuelled released More than half their hostages today authorities said. A government spokesman said Sweden the hijackers original destination had refused to let them land and the two Young men were now demanding they be flown to Quot some other which were not named. An earlier Hijack drama in the Mideast ended sunday when six palestinians who commandeered a kuwaiti Airliner Friday surrendered at Damascus. Syria and released the last of their hostages unharmed. The hijackers of the soviet plane released seven crewmen sunday and 42 women and children this morning. But they kept 30 hostages aboard John Cleary Jeff Tov Send and Greg Gray sweep local soap Box Derby. Local champions on their Way to National Competition at Akron Ohio Townsend Gray win Derby Jeffrey Townsend son of the late Barney Townsend 1959 All America soap Box Derby Champion Defeated 12 other competitors saturday sweeping the senior soap Box Derby division in Anderson. The 12-year-old Townsend was barely old enough to compete in the senior division pitting boys and girls 12 to 15 on the Gravity powered slope at Derby Downs. The Townsend family has maintained a Long tradition of Derby wins. In addition to Jeffreys father sweeping the nationals in 1959, the local 1977 champions Uncle Terry Townsend won the National soap Box Crown in 1957. Another Uncle Brooks Townsend swept the Anderson Field in 1953. Jeff who lives with his Mother mrs. Olene Townsend at 1708 e. 22nd St., has been racing since he was 7 years old. An eighth grader at South Side Middle school Jeff is a news earner for the daily bulletin. A brother 8-year-old Christopher is also interested in continuing the family a soap Box racing tradition. Townsend also received honors for the Best designed car in the senior division however it was Andrew Orbik who won the Best construction award in that division. Steve Doan won second place in the senior division race while Katie Orbik crossed the finish line in third place. While Townsend swept the senior division the real drama occurred in the Junior division where 31, 10-to 12-year-old racers vied for top honors. In the final heat Greg Gray and Jeff Warrum sped Down the slope for a Quot photo finish Quot that even baffled the camera. The next Runoff of the final pair finally resulted in a win for Gray son of or. And mrs. Nick Gray 2007 e. 45th St. Warrum earned the second place trophy with third place going to Gerry Purkey. Finalist trophies in the Junior division were awarded to Jeff Moran fourth and Steve Wendling fifth. Dan Miller received the Best construction award in the Junior division. Both Townsend and Gray received expenses for the National Competition at Akron Ohio on aug. 20. Besides the two Townsend taking All America awards Anderson had one other Champion a Maurice Bales in 1935. While a intensive negotiations Quot continued a government spokesman said. Clowning around Michael a Brown Christina Finley i year old daughter of or. And mrs. William Finley 527 w. 38th St., Waits in anticipation of getting her balloon from Clown Henry tamp at the St. Ambrose ice Cream social sunday. Legality questioned More Power for humane officers by Tom Watson Bull Etui staff writer a proposal will come before the Anderson animal control commission at its meeting wednesday which would give humane officers the Power to Issue citations similar to traffic tickets for violations of the City a 1976 animal control ordinance. Senior humane officer John w. Terry said today he will make the proposal to the commission. Terry said currently humane officers who wish to charge persons with violations of the ordinance must present the violations to assistant City attorney Fred Spencer the animal shelters Legal representative Spencer must then file the charges himself and take the violators to court. Of the humane officers themselves could Issue tickets for violations of the ordinance it would Speed up the process of getting violators into court Terry said. Quot we could Issue a ticket and get them violators into court in two or three Days Quot Terry said he noted that giving humane officers the Power to Issue tickets would take a Burden off Spencer. Terry said Spencer has a lot of other City business to Deal with and it sometimes takes humane officers some time to reach him so the Legal process can begin. The animal shelter currently employs four humane officers including Terry. His proposal would give the officers the Spencer said the granting of police Powers to persons other than policemen is a a Sticky Legal even if the humane officers Are Given authority Only to enforce the animal control ordinance that might still cause Legal problems he said. Authority to Issue tickets Only for violations of the animal control ordinance. Terry said. He said in most cases persons suspected of violating the ordinance voluntarily begin obeying the Law when confronted with a humane officer. Terry said there Are Only about two cases a month when a violator must be taken to court. When contacted by the bulletin this morning Spencer said Quot i agree with the principle of Terry a proposal but at this Poult i m not sure i know How it can be the assistant City attorney said he would be Quot delighted Quot if humane officers could Issue tickets because it would eliminate some of his work Load but Spencer added that humane officers would have to be granted police Powers for them to have the authority to Issue tickets and he said he knows of no statute allow ing the granting of police Powers in a Case like this. Spencer said the granting of police Powers to persons other than policemen is Quot a Sticky Legal question a even if the humane officers Are Given authority Only to enforce the animal control ordinance that might still cause Legal problems he said. Quot in a going to study the question but i Don t have an answer yet Quot Spencer said. Terry said the the animal control ordinance passed by the Council on april i 1976, Calls for the levying of fines against persons found to be abusing or mistreating animals. Also to be discussed at the animal control commission s meeting is the 1978 budget for the animal shelter Terry said. The commission will meet at 7 pm. Thursday in room 503 of the City building. Fop meets with mayor today on counterproposal members of the fraternal order of police Fop met with mayor Robert l. Rock at 11 30 this morning to discuss a counterproposal to the City a wage and Benefit offer in Hope of arriving at an acceptable Compromise. Tie City offered the Fop a $300 raise for the remainder of 1977 and a $700 increase for 1978. Base pay for a first class officer would be $11,500 As of Jan. I. Presently they receive seven Holiday pay Days. Under this proposal an officer would receive double time pay Only if he works a Holiday. No Holiday pay would be Given to those not working the Holiday. Friday night the Fop presented the City with a counterproposal asking for $500 to be paid for the remainder of 1977, effective july i. As of Jan. I they Are asking for a straight increase of $1,000 Over the proposed 1977 salary base of $11,000. This $1,000 increase is being asked instead of the offer of the five additional Holiday pay Days offered. Rock turned Down the Fop counterproposal. The Fop representatives Hope to reach an acceptable Compromise with the mayor and present the proposals to Fop members at their monthly meeting to hts evening. Inside today s bulletin Index pages pages births. 2 entertainment.24 comics.17 family emphasis �?24 deaths.2,3 sports. 13-16 editorials. 4 what s where 12 look for if hat happens in cases of child abuse when the prosecuting attorney decides the child would be safer outside the Home see Page 7 for the final segment in the series on child abuse
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