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Beckley Register Herald (Newspaper) - April 21, 1990, Beckley, West Virginia Showers today an 80 percent Chance of rain High in the mid-60s. Tonight Cloudy with a 40 percent Chance of rain Low in the upper / / / / / 40s. X \ \ \ \ \ a a a a a 2a Rose faces prison term fines a a 1 new lithuanian crackdown concerns Bush a a 4b the or he Beckley newspapers Beckley . Volume to number 303 a a a saturday april 21, 1990 35 cents a a a a a a a a a a a i rectors decision has not been easy although the Rev. Howard Backus anticipates a challenging new ministry in North Carolina the Rector of St. Stephens episcopal Church said leaving behind relationships he has built Over the the Register Herald Dayton whittle past 15 years in Beckley is a painful experience. He will deliver his final Sermon at the Church at 10 . Sunday. Backus leaving St. Stephens after 15 years by Bev Davis lifestyles editor sunday As the Rev. Howard Backus delivers his final Sermon As Rector of St. Stephens episcopal Church he will Challenge the congregation to keep alive the goals and objectives of Church forefathers and to remain actively involved with Community service efforts. A part of my history at St. Stephens is that i was an eyewitness to forefathers of this Church. The next person will not know. In a real Way the congregation needs to pass on and carry out the Hopes dreams and prayers of the forefathers of St. Stephens a Backus said. After 15 years in Beckley the son of a methodist minister is leaving to accept a position As Rector with St. Timothy a episcopal Church in Winston Salem . On May 6 a his 43rd birthday a Backus will preach his first Sermon in a new pulpit. A i like to think of my move from Beckley As leaving the womb a Backus said thoughtfully. A St. Stephens and the Community have been so nurturing and supportive. I feel though that its time to see How effective my ministry As a priest will be in a new place where i done to know anyone and where i will be faced with new challenges a he said. He admits the decision to leave however has not been easy. A this is the Only Home my children know and its the Only Long term Home in be known. I feel a real sense of grief about leaving a he said. A see Rector on 2a newspaper Leaberry involved in refund Charleston a former gov. Arch Moore a 1988 Campaign manager who earlier was his workers compensation commissioner headed a business that helped a Coal operator obtain a $2.1 million refund from the Black lung compensation fund a newspaper reported Friday. Moore last week agreed to plead guilty to a five count Federal indictment that charged him in part with extorting $573,000 from Coal operator h. Paul Kizer in Exchange for a $2.3 million Premium refund from the Black lung fund. The refund went to Kizeri a company Maben Energy corp. A see Leaberry on 2a congressional candidates Hechler a following differs from past by Frank Hutchins for the reaster Herald Charleston a Ken Hechler first crossed the Potomac As a congressman with the help of the Remagen Bridge and a cadre of Young Campaign soldiers. He now is attempting to pull from beneath Nick Rahall the 4th District congressional seat that he himself held for 18 years. But the notoriety of his famous novel a the Bridge at Remagen a Isnit nearly As fresh As it was in 1958. And Hechler no longer is surrounded by Young idealistic students willing to promote his grassroots Agenda. Rahall a Democrat from Beckley has held onto his congressional office since Hechler left Washington to run for gov Hechler error in 1977. During that time Rahall has gained the chairmanship of an important subcommittee earned Well placed friends and built a substantial re election fund. But Hechler now 75, says he still has goals to a see Hechter on 2a Rahalla a ads done to Tell whole Story by John Kimelman Register Herald Washington Bureau Washington a in a recent televised advertisement for rep. Nick Rahall an announcer states that the congressman a wrote Tough new legislation stopping imports of cheap foreign what the and does no to mention is that Rahalla a Bill which imposes an $8-a-ton Tariff on imported Coal is currently languishing in a House subcommittee. Another Rahall advertisement shows the congressman declaring that he a has never voted for a foreign Aid Bill in Congress and i done to intend to Start voting for one but this advertisement does no tzo on to say that when Rahall -., led the fight on the House floor earlier this month to Rahall strike All foreign Aid funding from an emergency spending Bill his measure lost 38 to 379. Rahall admits he has had Only mixed Success i it a see Rahall on 2a Good morning a Sweet and Elines hit sour note inside to Day Tulsa okla. Aft discord prevails in a planned name change for an organization of women Barbershop singers that no longer wants to be known As Sweet Adeline inc. The group which claims 30,000 members in a dozen countries wants to be called Harmony International corp., but an unrelated Harmony group called Harmony inc. Has filed a lawsuit seeking to halt the change saying the names would be too similar. The lawsuit filed april 13 in . District court in Milwaukee wants a judge to order the Sweet Adeline to remove a sign boasting the new name in front of its Tulsa Headquarters. Sharon Green director of accounting at the Sweet and Elines Tulsa office said the group plans to pursue the name change. A we feel like we re on fairly solid ground a is Green said. Astrology Bridge 11a a deaths editorial to 4a classified. 5b-12b Church. Comics dear Abby news of record Sasa sports. 1b-3b 11a stocks. Sasa television 10a greyhound has partially restored service for Beckley and violence has been nonexistent. A a 9a today in history in 1937. Thousands of College students in new York City staged a fourth annual peace strike in 1952. An atomic test conducted in Nevada became the first such explosion shown on live network television new mine planned for Clear Fork area operation May Span 20 years from staff reports an official at the department of Energy said the Danville based Pinnacle Rock Coal co. Was granted a permit to open a mine in the Clear Fork District of Raleigh county. Permit supervisor Bob Grafton said the Powellton Coal seam leased by Pinnacle is located at the downstream end of the town of Dorothy on the Clear Fork River. He said Gregg Patterson the Pinnacle official who signed the permit foresaw april i As a Start up Date though the company has been delayed by contractual arrangements. Patterson would not comment about the new mine except to say that a it will be a Union Grafton said the roughly 15-acre Coal area averages 42 inches in height and will be mined horizontally through a Ridge. He said the estimated lifespan of the mine is 20 years. Pinnacle does not plan on processing the Coal at the site but rather will ship it off directly to buyers elsewhere Grafton said. Mcdowell businessmen set to reopen Gary mine Gary apr three investors plan to reopen part of a former . Steel mining co. Coal mining Complex that shut Down in the 1980s and left 1,200 miners jobless officials said Friday. West Virginia Tennessee Coal sales owned by Gary businessmen Clarence Elmore Edward Smith and Charles Adkins will open the old . Steel 9 mine within two weeks and plan to open another mine on the site in six months Elmore said. He said the company will sign a five year leasing agreement with . Steel mining corp., the Coal producing subsidiary of us corp., at a ceremony on saturday. If the Market is favourable the company will consider leasing More of the Complex he said. Elmore said the opening of two surface mines on the former . Steel site should restore jobs for 40 United mine workers. Four Hundred ump workers were Laid off in 1986 when . Steel shut a see Gary on 2a influential shiite predicts release of american hostage by Donna Abu Nasr associated press writer Beirut Lebanon a a shiite moslem reputed to have influence Over kidnappers holding three americans said Friday a hostage release is certain despite delays caused by the United states a arrogant. Cowboy behaviour. In Iran a newspaper close to president Hashemi a Sfanjani expressed impatience with the hostage takers postponement of a Rele fisc. The Tehran times said it hoped the freeing of one captive could be a the prelude to the release of one More hostage by another thousands of members of the pro iranian Hezbollah joined a military Parade Friday through Beirut a Southern slums two blocks from where Many of the 18 Western hostages Are believed held. Hezbollah is believed to be the a see hostage on 2a rites of Spring the Register Merakl Rick Barbero Shady Spring baseball coach Mark Daniel vents his frustration during fridays 11-1 loss to Clear Fork. The panthers now 9-0, Are ranked first among West Virginia class a teams by the associated press. Shady Spring saw its record drop to 1-7

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