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Beckley Register Herald (Newspaper) - April 6, 1990, Beckley, West Virginia Snow today 90 percent Chance of precipitation the Low 30s to around 40. Tonight 60 percent Chance of Snow the Low 20 to 25. A a 3a Herndon a Shumate signs with Concord a a 1b no Quot / \ a in a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a. _ a. Oscar contest Winner announced i a a 1c the Register Herald Beckley newspapers Beckley . Volume 110, number 288 Friday april 6, 1990 35 cents Mimi my Bimm i a is Spring cleaning it looks like someone trapped in a Nintendo Maze trying to sweep from one level to the next. But actually its Joe rub la Maine the Register Herald Rick Barbero Nance supervisor for the Beckley Myca cleaning the deep end of the y swimming Pool. Superpowers Summit May 30 by Tom Raum associated press Washington president Bush and soviet president Mikhail s. Gorbachev will meet for a superpower Summit in the United states beginning May 30. . And soviet officials said thursday As both sides returned to bargaining on possible arms control treaties. White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said several major agreements could emerge at the Summit including a Long sought strategic arms reduction treaty to limit Long Range nuclear weapons. But Bush said merely that the Summit would provide a time for a lot of dialogue and a lot of soviet negotiator Yuri Nazar Kin said of the possibility of signing a pact on Long Range weapons a taking into account the Summit is in seven weeks its impractical i think to expect it the treaty is going to be signed at the Fitzwater said the Summit a Bush a second meeting As president with the soviet Leader a would be a a Tough love enc Oun see Summit on 3a teen can not withdraw plea by Dawn c. Wolfe Register Herald reporter a judge has denied a Raleigh county teen agers request to withdraw a guilty plea he entered two months ago to sexually assaulting a child. Adrian Thomas jr., 14, whose Case was moved to adult status told Raleigh judge Thomas Canterbury on March 29, the Day the youth was to be sentenced that his agreement on feb. 16 was made under duress and that he was disoriented by the Legal process. The youth claimed he believed that his plea was for the purpose of keeping his natural Mother Brenda Ziegler from having Tosee teen on 3 a ethics panel says a not to nepotism by . Gallagher associated press writer Charleston . A the state ethics commission said thursday a county assessor cannot employ his son. One member said the move bans nepotism statewide but the commission chairman disagreed. A this is going to affect every courthouse in the state a member Michael Nogay said after the panel voted 11-0 to adopt an advisory opinion Banning the nepotism hiring. He said it would apply to All county officials. A a that a probably too Broad a Feinberg said later of Nogay a interpretation. A i think the Best assessment of what we did is a vocal minority of the commission made a Strong Case for an anti nepotism policy but the majority of the commission did no to have to reach that Broad Issue because of the particular facts of this particular Case a Feinberg said. The decision is being sent to All county officials a and i figure that will promote some questions to us that will get us to the Issue of nepotism but ifs two three or four months away a Feinberg said. In the Case a county assessor whose identity was not revealed asked the panel whether it was a violation of the new ethics Law to hire his son As a part time Deputy assessor in the summer. The commission noted the son had see nepotism on 3a Greenbrier weighs consolidation plans by s. J. Zegeer Register Herald reporter Over the next few years to Greenbrier county Junior highs will be consolidated into two Junior highs and parents and educators say they see the changes As inevitable. Many communities say they hate to lose their local schools but see consolidation As the Only option available to Cope with funding cutbacks at the state level. Greenbrier county was awarded $6.1 million recently by the school building authority to use toward construction of a $8,712,000 school which will consolidate six schools located on the Eastern Side of the county. Part of the remaining funding will be drawn from an additional $752,358 of sea funding allocated based on student population this year and a similar amount next year. The remaining $1 million needed will be financed from funds left Over from a statewide Bond Sale in the Early 1970s. Students from Alderson White Sulphur Springs Lewisburg Greenbrier Renick Junior highs and Junior High level students see plans on 3a state of the coalfields counting losses in Wake of Pittston ump face off by Philip Nussel for the Register Herald it started out As a relatively isolated strike against just another Large Coal company in selected Coal producing areas of appalachia., exactly one year later the recently settled United mine workers War against the Pittston co. Stands As a landmark in the history of labor disputes and As a Start _. Ing Point to Douglas solve a myriad of labor management problems in the nations Coal Industry. The coalfields Are que t now. Pittston got the to. A Rule concessions it wanted the ump got the Job Security and Benefit guarantees it wanted and thousands of miners Are Back to work in West Virginia and Virginia. Kentucky miners Are expected Back soon. Everyone is apparently Happy. Repeating a phrase often used by gov. Gaston caper ton Pittston chairman Paul Douglas boasts in the company a annual report of a newly found a partnership for Prog Ressy with the ump. But the partnership did no to come without a Price tag. The strike Cost the Pittston Coal group an estimated $64.8 million in lost profits. The Union paid out More than $20.4 million in strike benefits. Virginia and West Virginia spent $8.1 million on state police Protection and local economies did no to receive about $31.6 million in grass wages. That a a total direct Cost estimated at $124.9 million. The figure could easily be doubled when figuring indirect costs. The estimate a derived from numerous company Union and government sources a does no to include wages lost during the six week sympathy strikes by the ump last summer lost profits at other Coal companies and Coal dependent industries Legal fees reduced pension and health Benefit payments and drops in tax a see face off on 3a Peabody official guarded about clean air legislation by Pierre tristan Register Herald reporter a top official of the Peabody Coal company thursday expressed optimism about the company a recent acquisition by a British conglomerate forecasting a 20 percent jump in Peabody Coal production in the state this year. John e. Hull president of the1 company a West Virginia division was however More guarded about the effects on the regional Coal Industry of clean air legislation presently before the House of representatives. Wise has compensation amendment to clean air Bill by John Kimelman Register Herald Washington Bureau Washington rep. Bob Wise d ., believes he has come up with a modest approach for compensating workers who Are Laid off because of clean air legislation expected to pass Congress this year. Wise has introduced legislation that would give added unemployment compensation and retrain ing benefits for All workers whom the labor department determines Are jobless because of the legislation. Unlike sen. Robert Byrds failed Effort to provide generous compensation for High Fulfur Coal miners who Are Laid off because of acid rain provision of the clean air Bill Wise a Legisla see Wise on 3a a was i understand there a no telling what the House May do to it a Hull said of the clean air Bill which in its present Senate form would Cost . Industry $21.5 billion annually. Because of its stringent anti pollution requirements the Bill would impose huge financial burdens on utilities companies that use certain fuels and Cut out thousands of mining jobs Many in West Virginia. A and then of course utilities will have the option either to put in smoke stack rubbers or change fuels a Hull said. A so really until the utilities decide what they want to do we really done to know what the effect will be on us in West presently Peabody owns Only one High Fulfur mine a the state located in Monon Galia county the president said. He added a clean Coal technology has moved by leaps and Bounds in the last five years there s no telling what might come up in the next couple of years. It May Render All Coal As it is now acceptable in some manner. A More positively Hull said the clean air Bill could mean booming times ahead for Southern West Virginia As the areas cleaner Low Sulphur Coal gains higher demand. But he guarded against expecting new mines to crop up right away. A see Peabody on 3a Good morning its something to jump about Rock Hill . A mood music subliminal messages and other secret devices May be deployed to get the Best out of the Slimy contestants in the come see me mayors Frog jump. Twelve jumbo grass frogs have been imported from Brownsville in Marlboro county for saturdays contest. In the main contest which is open to the Public the frogs must be of the Garden variety. Amphibian hostess Joyce Moss picked up the Box of imported frogs at the Post office on wednesday. A a they re ugly. Owooh they re Nasty. Put them Back a she yelped. Is. Moss followed instructions on the Box do not refrigerate keep away from heat. She said the frogs will rest in a garbage can at her Home assuring race officials that its an environment conducive to concentration and High performance. Inside today astrology .78 lifestyles Babridge. A news of record 2a cams Imd 88-128 sports 1b-4b comic 78 stocks by out Abby. A to la vision. By death .7a weather. 3a editorial. A weekender. 1c-2c Mike Donald shot a near re Cord 64 for a two shot Lead Atter the first round of the masters thursday. A a 1b today in history in 1862, the civil War Battle of Shi Loh began As the confederates attacked Union forces Al Tennessee in 1896, the first modern olympic games were formally opened in Athens. Greece although its april keep Snow shovels out by Juan Osuna Register Herald reporter the National weather service is predicting a possible accumulation of up to three inches by tomorrow morning. The Chance of Snow tonight is 60 percent. A cooler air will be filtering in As the Day goes by a said Gene Funderburke of the news. A in the evening it la probably Start sticking More a he added april Snow showers Are not too common according to statistics. The Normal average snowfall accumulation for april is Only 2.3 inches. However on april 3, 1987, 13.1 inches fell. So you never know what can happen. Funderburke offered a More in depth explanation of probability percentages. First he said any probability must apply to a see Snow on 3a

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