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Beckley Register Herald (Newspaper) - April 10, 1990, Beckley, West Virginia A v t a Quot �?T�1 showers today 80 percent Chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly in the afternoon and evening High in the mid 60s. Tonight near too percent Chance of rain Low in the lower 40s. Moa Bell Atlantic a amp a penalized for lying a a 7a red devils slip by Shady Spring 5-4 a a 1bthe Register Hera Beckley newspapers Beckley . Volume 11o, number 292 tuesday april to 1990 35 cents Hubble poised to probe heavens by Harry f. Rosenthal associated press writer Cape canaveral Fla. Space shuttle discovery was readied monday for its most challenging scientific Mission lifting the Hubble space Telescope above Earth a obscuring atmosphere to look toward the Edge of the universe and perhaps the beginning of time. Forecasters said Low Clouds were expected at the Kennedy space Center this morning but there was a 60 percent Chanc Ethe weather would permit a liftoff of the 35th shuttle Mission set for 8 47 . Edt. The Crew spent a few hours doing aerobatics in t-38 jets to condition their bodies for liftoff while on the launch pad final preparations were made for filling the shuttle tanks with a half million Gallons of fuel shortly after Midnight. Discovery a five astronauts will be flying 380 Miles above Earth higher than any shuttle Crew has gone. Two of them will be in space suits ready to go to the Rescue if anything goes wrong with the Telescope release from the cargo Bay. Launch on to new York apr Abc lbs Abc and can planned to air the scheduled launch of the shuttle discovery live this morning. The space shuttle was scheduled to lift off at 8 47 . Edt from the Kennedy space Center at Cape canaveral Fla. Can coverage was scheduled to begin at 5 30 . Edt. The first pictures to be released to the Public As Early As four Days after the Observatory is in orbit will be of an open Star Cluster in the Milky Way deep in the Southern sky in Constellation Carina. That Constellation is visible to the naked Eye from South America and Australia and is estimated to be 1,500 Light years away. Hubble 43 feet Long 14 feet in diameter and weighing 24,250 pounds is nestled in discovery a cargo Bay. It will be lifted out with the ships mechanical Given an exacting checkout and will be dropped overboard wednesday afternoon if All goes Well. The Telescope being launched seven years late because of the 1986 challenger Accident and technical problems represents an investment of More than $2 billion a $1.5 billion for the Telescope itself and $600 million for spare parts astronaut training and ground support. It will Cost $200 million a year to operate and maintain. The flight is deemed so important that All five of the Crew Are veterans of previous flights. Commander Loren j. Shriver and Pilot Charles f. Bolden each have flown once before. Mission specialists Bruce Mccandless ii and Kathryn d. Sullivan not Only have flown before but also have space walking exp see Hubble on 10a head count producing headache by Brian Bowling Register Herald reporter Raleigh and Mercer county residents wondering where their 1990 census forms Are can Stop wondering and Start calling a local census official says. David Lackey manager of the . Census Bureau regional office in Beckley said monday that about 5,000 forms were returned Friday As undeliverable by the . Postal service. A on Friday evening we started sending out census workers with the forms a he said. The forms reach their intended Desti nation apparently because the census bureaus mailing list does no to jibe with the postal services known addresses Lackey said. Census workers therefore will attempt to find the households. Residents who Haven to received a form can help the census Bureau by calling 1-800-999-1990. Operators Are Manning the line from 9 . To 9 p.m., seven Days a week Lackey said. Most of the forms the regional office sent out reached their destination. The regional office has hand distributed about 156,000 forms and mailed about 45,000, Lackey said. A see census on 10a an historic Day in Beckley 3 landmarks to be added to Register by Tina White Register Herald reporter the Raleigh county courthouse the Raleigh county Bank building and clock and Foster hardware Are the latest additions to the county a Register of historic landmarks. In addition to the giving of certificates today to the owners of the buildings architect Rodney Collins will present a Short program on historic preservation designation and districts said Lois Mclean president of the county historic landmark commission the advantages of placing buildings on the historic Register include an increased availability of financial Aid tax credits and restoration assistance for the buildings owners she said. Foster hardware was built in 1917, Mclean explained developing Over the years into a restaurant. The Raleigh county courthouse was first built in 1851 on land donated to the county by col. Beckley. It was constructed at the Cost of $2,722 with a stipulation in Beckley a order saying the unused balance should be used for furnishings. The Raleigh county National Bank which opened its doors to the Public on aug. 18, 1909, later added a clock at the Bank a Entrance in 1914, to serve As an attractive advertisement for the Bank. Mclean said attempts Are being made to Esta Bish a historic District in the downtown area. She said today a luncheon meeting will Call property owners together to give them More information about the project. The Register Herald Rick Barbero the Raleigh county National Bank building and clock Foster hardware and the Raleigh county courthouse will be named to the county Register of historic landmarks today. Funds released for corridor a other projects by Brian Bowling Register Herald reporter its finally official. The state will spend about $38.8 million widening parts of corridor l . 19one of Southern West Virginia a major gateways. Carol milling of the state division of highways said monday that gov. Gaston Caperton has approved to projects. Their $48.5 million Price tag will come from the state parkways economic development and tourism authority a payback to the state for widening the West Virginia Turnpike. Other projects funded by the Turnpike reimbursement include another local project a adding a Center turn Lane to the Beckley Sophia Section of w. V. 16. The new fifth Lane will run about 3.5 Miles from the turnpikes Mabscott interchange to the intersection of . 16 and . 54. The estimated Cost is $2.5 million. Oceana is scheduled to receive an $800,000 project to Widen . 971 and add a left turn Lane Between the Oceana Square shopping Center and the . To intersection. Princeton will get two projects totalling $3.7 million a $2.9 million tourist information Center and $800,000 in improvements at the Turnpike corridor q . 460 interchange. The remaining $2.8 million of the Turnpike reimbursement will go toward completing current studies on several Southern West Virginia roads with respect to tourism economic development and safety. Half of the to projects Are related to corridor l improvements. Three of the five corridor projects will Widen about seven Miles of the Highway. The state also plans to build a second Span Over Summersville Lake. Trie project involves a study rest of the Highway. Fifth of the see corridor l on 10a the Register Herald Dawn Wolfe former surgeon general c. Everett Koop visited the Summers county health department monday for the filming of a five hour National television documentary that will air on Abc this fall. The lady in the picture is Beverly Carter the county nurse. Former surgeon general visits Summers facility by Dawn c. Wolfe Register Herald reporter Hinton like any other Day the waiting room of the Summers county health department monday was filled with those who depend on the Center for their medical care. Children cried in anticipation of vaccinations elderly residents wearily thumbed through old magazines and the departments telephones i my steadily. But behind the scenes it was anything else but a t Day for the health Center that has attracted worldwide attention by issuing a financial sos. Former surgeon general c. Everett Koop visited the clinic for the filming of a five hour National television documentary being produced for the Abc network by Macneil Lehrer productions. Koop said he was amused by the departments pleas for worldwide assistance which netted More than $15,000 in donations enabling the Agency to offset a $20,000 budget deficit. But Summers county is not alone despite the overwhelming response it is tragic that health departments All Over the United a see Koop on 10a Good morning a heavy Job for the Stork Greer . A never in his 27 years of practice has or. William Heltonjr. Delivered a baby As huge As Joshua Leonard who arrived weighing 14 pounds 8 ounces. A a he a just like a Little red Butterball Turkey a said Joshua smother Teresa Leonard. A the has so much fat he can barely open his a i never even delivered one close to that a said Helton who delivered the 2212-Inch infant Friday at Allen Bennett memorial Hospital. Joshua is the largest baby born at the Hospital and is one of the largest in the state. Mrs. Leonard and her husband Barney 35, of Duncan were ecstatic. A the just beams a mrs Leonard said of her husband. A the sighs every time he sees him. You can hear him out in the Nursery talking to everyone about inside today flags flew at half staff monday in memory of 18-year-old Ryan White who died of aids on sunday. 4b astrology. 9a entertainment a Bridge. A lifestyles 6a classified. .,6848 news of record 3a comics. 9a stocks. 7a dear Abby. 58 sports 1b 3b deaths a television 2a editorial 4a-5a weather. 10a today in history in 1912, the luxury liner rms titanic set sail from Southampton England on its ii fated Maiden voyage in 1963 the nuclear powered Sun a one Thresher failed to surface Oft Cape cod. Massin a disaster that claimed 129 lives first special session in May to focus on workers comp associated press Charleston gov. Gaston Caperton said monday he expects to Convene a special legislative session at the end of May to consider workers compensation changes and believes details for an education session can be worked out in two weeks Caperton during an informal press briefing also told reporters workers compensation commissioner Emily Spieler is resigning this summer to take a Job at West Virgini University. The governor said he wants to Convene a special legislative session at tile end of May to act on a workers compensation Bill that died on the last night of the regular session when time ran out. He said earlier he May include a clean drinking water Bill on the same legislative Agenda. A a workers comp could be done sometime in the latter part of May a Caperton said. Teachers went on strike for the first time in state history this of see came lion on 10a

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