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Beckley Raleigh Register (Newspaper) - July 11, 1977, Beckley, West Virginia 2 sections since 1880 Beckley oldest institution 18 pages monday july 1977 West Virginia 25801 15 cents intrigued an object buried in the Sand intrigues this Young beachcomber on Miami with temperatures in the Many Young children spent their Day digging in the Sand and playing in the laser photo you can sing Stormy weather for the next Day or the National weather service says theres a 60 per cent Chance of precipitation today and tonight and a i per cent Chance tues the temperatures will continue to be warm with a Low tonight in the mid 60s and a High tomorrow in the Low the winds Are southerly at 10 to Miles an juvenile detention centers will be required for All counties by but 3g counties dont have Register reporter Gordon Proctor has the Story on the second news Page How does a newcomer to Beckley find a doctor he finds it Cathy Clark of the Register staff checked with various clinics and hospitals for a report in consumer chech on today second news Page besides the report on youll find the opinion of the Gary Bledsoe family on another product tested for the Gary Cunningham says Hes going to ignore the pressure of coaching basketball at the new coach of one of basketballs powerhouses comments in sports Page creative ring Oak Hill electricity disrupted by storm residents of Oak Hill were in the dark last lightning struck a Power line near Steen cutting off service to appalachian Power a Power company spokesman service in Oak Hill was interrupted from to 11 after a Power line was struck by Lightn ing and burned according to Kyle line and station the which brought a reported of an Inch of also caused a Power outage to a few customers in Ellison Ridge near Flat Ellison damage there also was caused by lightning striking a Power despite vacation ending Coal Field strike lingers by Charles Spencer Register reporter miners Are continuing strikes in protest of cutbacks in Union health and pension benefits following the resumption of work after a two week about miners in Beckley District 29 and Charleston District 17 of the United mine workers Are on according to Dan Fields of the West Virginia Coal miners walked off their jobs three weeks ago in protest of health Benefit trustees of the unions health and retire ment fund announced each family eligible for health care benefits must pay the initial of Hospital costs up to an an Nual two rallies this weekend at districts 17 and led by the miners right to strike urged miners to continue to strike in protest of the benefits according to commit tee member Doug Only the number one and two mines at Harris and Kop Perston of the Eastern associated Coal Are working idling according to company spokesman Al two mines of the consolidation Coal in Mcdowell and Mercer counties Are idling a Consol spokesman at Bethlehem the 131 mine in Boone county and 118 mine in Raleigh county Are with 510 miners reported off the according to a company about 400 miners were reported not working today at the Robin Hood mine in Boone Don an Aramco spokesman slab Fork Coal mines 10 and 14 at which employ about 350 Are out according to a company the 4 mine at winding the East Gulf mine and preparation plus the preparation shop and 4 and 5 mines at Maben of the Westmoreland Coal Are reported out by a company with no figures on men out the Pittston reports the Amigo smokeless Coal in Wyoming county and the Elkay mine in Logan county with no figures available on men 29 others kept aboard hijackers release 41 hostages United Cress International Finland two Russia speaking gunmen who hijacked a soviet Aeroflot Jet to Helsinki released 41 hostages including All the women and but kept 29 others aboard the plane and demanded a flight to officials said they could not confirm a report by the finnish broadcasting company that the government had Given the hijackers a two hour deadline to release All their hostages and the heavily armed hijackers released the 22 women and children then several hours later allowed 19 male hostages to leave the twin engine Tupoljev 134 parked on the Tarmac at Helsinki All the hostages Are the gunmen took Over the plane Sun Day on a 375 mile flight from about 100 Miles North of to they ordered the Pilot to Fly to Stockholm but he said he had Only enough fuel to make it to Finland and the soviet Union have a Hijack treaty requiring that hijackers be returned to their countries and officials said the Pilot was aware of the treaty and wanted to take advantage of officials said the hijackers have demanded their plane be refuelled to Fly to Sweden with a new the swedes have said they would not permit the plane to it was the second Aeroflot jetliner hijacked to Scandinavia in the last six a 37 year old latvian Engineer commandeered a plane Over Latvia May 26 by threatening to blow up the plane and had it flown to Sweden refused soviet demands to extradite him and instead plans to try him for the swedish pilots association opposed the say ing it could cause a spate of hijackings to a finnish government statement said Interior ministry officials tried but failed to negotiate the release of the 72 hostages in the latest which according to unconfirmed reports in clude seven seven Cabinet ministers went to the Airport to talk to the hijackers soviet ambassador Stepanov and his aides also met with the ministers but decided later that the situation had to be discussed by the full first reports indicated the hijackers still wanted to refuel and Fly on to Stockholm after the Helsinki but finnish officials later said Only that the hijackers gave no solid indication of their swedish police at Stockholm Arlanda Airport already on special Alert because of an ongoing ministerial meeting of the organization of Petroleum exporting countries readied a special commando protest continues students defy Kent order United 1ress International Ohio Kent state University protesting plans to build a gymnasium Complex on land they say should be a memorial to slain stayed put at their tent City today in Defiance of an order from the schools the school wants to build the Mil lion Complex near where four students were shot to death and nine others were wounded More than seven years but about 100 students who want the school to drop the plan and erect a memorial instead camped out on the site May blocking on sunday the schools Board of trustees voted 6 1 to order the schools Glenn to take any and All action that he May deem necessary to evict the Olds was expected to ask a Portage county court today for an injunction against the raising the possibility that Campus police would be Cal led in to Clear the on saturday Olds ordered the Stu dents to leave the site by 8 but they the boards Resolution instructed Olds to to take any court action Neces proper and appropriate in order to implement the boards Resolution proving the awarding of contracts for the construction of the new school of physical education and the Resolution also asks that Olds see that the Encampment All tents and other temporary structures on the Campus Are removed from the univer sity there was no discussion of the Resolution during the 90 minute executive session at the schools Stark but the Only dissenting Board Joyce quirk of Cuya hoga is sued a i cannot approve an injunction action at this she i would like to encourage the Board and the May 4th coalition the demonstrators to consider trying to resolve this by using a third party it is tragic that the administration and the Board sees or an injun As the Only Means of handling con she you Are a minister by above should understand the seriousness of this course of please recon Raleigh Black lung chairman Frank Hale makes a Point As congressman Nick Joe Rahall listens weaknesses presented to Hechler Black lung members seek want Bill passed by Joe Kay Register reporter regional Black lung association calling on each other for Unity to help pass the Black lung Bill currently in the established a committee yesterday to list weaknesses in the the list of perceived weaknesses will be presented to Nick Joe d and former congressman Ken both of whom were present at the meeting sunday and pledged sup port in helping to strengthen the Rahall i think it is too far Down the Road to change that Bil Rahall said or has remained bottled up in the House rules committee because committee members Are scheduling Bills on their merits rather than scheduling them regardless of Black lung association members told Rahall they Are not pleased with some aspects of the citing what they Cal led High administrative costs in the members also expressed frustration Over the delay in getting the Bill Rahall i share the same Ive seen Bills get passed in a week for disaster Aid agreeing the Bill int Rahall i see the present Bill As correcting a lot of Rahall cited the automatic entitle ment that x rays be re and the option for miners to apply for benefits while working As strengths of the Many of the 26 Black lung association members charged the present Black lung Law is being administered uneven and that education and welfare officials established poor criteria for payments based on the association members voted to meet with labor department and other government officials to discuss the proposed legislation and to seek a monitoring Board for cases that would be disputed under the proposed Legisla Hechler told the association it seems to me the Only Way were going to get a meaningful Black lung Bill for those who truly have Black is to do what has been done before and has been to insist that before Congress increases production of Coal we get a Black lung Bill passed that is one member Stop the Coal from rolling and see we mean Bill regional president of the said Only 26 members attended the meeting because it had been called Only a few Days the regional chapter of the association includes chapters from a nine state Worthington

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