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Beckley Register Herald (Newspaper) - February 27, 1991, Beckley, West Virginia Sunny today mostly Cloudy in morning becoming sunny this afternoon High around 40. Tonight Clear Low near 30. Thursday mostly sunny High in the mid-50s. >3a Bush Saddam engage in War of words >4awvu loses season finale to St. Josephus >4bthe Register Herat Beckley newspapers Beckley . Volume 111, number 251 wednesday february 27,1991 35 cents a m a a a amp rail a /.-.-------., allies liberate Kuwait City 304th family members have mixed feelings by Janine Tony Register Herald reporter family members of soldiers from the 304th military police company in Bluefield have a mix of reactions to the latest developments in the persian Gulf ranging from Hope and optimism to distrust. A in the Back of my mind i think he a going to be Home soon a said Deanna Walton wife of 25-year-old Ronceverte resident pc. Jeffrey Walton. But other times she a not certain. And she does no to believe iraqi Strong Man Saddam Hussein will pull out of tiny War Tom Kuwait. A i done to think he a going to pull out. I think he a just saying that so Well put our guard Down a she said. Walton believes if Saddam would surrender it would be in one Swift decisive move but she Hasni to Battle becomes deadly race for iraqi Border by George Esper associated press writer a laser photo see unit on 3a president Bush Calls iraqi president Saddam Hussein a most recent speech an a a outrage As vice president Dan Quayle looks on. Dhahran saudi Arabia a under american and Allied fire iraqis beaten army streamed North tuesday in a headlong flight homeward abandoning Kuwait City to its Day of liberation after a Long dreadful bloody night of occupation and War. The fight raged on. A a we re going to. Attack and attack and attack a a . General vowed As marines tangled with iraqis fighting a rear guard action at Kuwait City Airport and As a vast .-British armoured Force collided with iraqis vaunted Republican guard somewhere to the Northwest. In one Battle tank Crews of the . Vii corps battered a guard division in the iraqi desert West of Kuwait a senior Pentagon official said. A news Pool report meanwhile said Republican guard units were setting up new defensive lines West of the Southern iraqi City of Basra. The Campaign appeared to be coming Down to a deadly race through the desert Between iraqi troops retreating North toward iraqis heartland and the Vii corps Armor rumbling in from the West to Cut them off. The iraqis reportedly had kuwaiti hostages in Tow. No one in authority was saying How deep into Iraq the Allied forces might pursue the withdrawing army. Iraqis president Saddam Hussein sought to Label the withdrawal a president Bush called it an a a outrage and said Saddam was trying to cling to formidable military Power with his pullback. Hundreds of surrendering iraqi soldiers had another word for the debacle. A Salaam Salaam a a a peace peace a a they shouted As they raised their hands to advancing troops. More than 30,000 iraqis have now been taken prisoner the . Command said. And among kuwaitis the word was a your Joy is overflowing thanks be to god a their exile radio declared. A the enemy is turning flashing a for Victory signs jubilant kuwaitis emerged from their Homes tuesday to Greet the a see War on 3a if Kuwait persian Gulf 25 Miles 25 pm. Saudi Arabia Iraq Iran inside today Bridge. 3b Horoscope 7b classified comics 9b-12b news of record -7b sports .2a 4b-6b dear Abby 3b deaths. A television. So or. Lamb ,28 weather 3a editorial. .6a-7a today a thought a you can pretend to be serious but you can to pretend to be a Sacha Guitry French director 1885-1957 High school basketball sectional play begins. A a 4b Good morning let Saddam eat Crow let him eat Crow. That a what Pineville resident Jack Hanley would like to see iraqi Strong Man Saddam Hussein do for his aug. 2 attack on Kuwait. And to help Hanley 66, has suggested sending Hussein six of the Black Birds but Hasni to collected any so far. A i thought we should get a few crows together and ship them Over there a Hanley said. By the time the Birds arrived they would be to Hussein a liking. A a he a used to a stinking mess anyway a Hanley said. Hanley who is retired from the army after 28 years of service earlier had suggested collecting women a skirts for Hussein to hide behind but had t received any pieces of the apparel. The ideas for the collections came from cliches about people eating Crow when they have made a mistake and hiding behind a woman a skirts in times of fear he said. Reynolds decides against testifying by Dawn c. Wolfe Register Herald reporter minutes before accused murderer Harry a a Butch Reynolds was to take the stand in his own defense tuesday he decided against testifying his lawyers said. Reynolds 29, is charged with first degree murder in the july 30, 1990 disappearance and death of 25-year-old John Maxwell. Although the prosecution presented three Days of testimony the defense did not present any Evi Reynolds Dence As to Reynolds Side of the events after the prosecution wrapped up its Case tuesday morning in the trials fifth Day Reynolds lawyers told Raleigh county circuit judge Robert Burnside that Reynolds would testify after a lunch break. Raleigh county Public defender Karen Kostol asked that the prosecution be barred from questioning Reynolds about an alleged 1988 drug Deal Between Reynolds and Maxwell. In her opening statements last thursday assistant Raleigh county prosecutor Kristen Keller told the jury that Maxwell was killed because he ripped off Reynolds in september 1988 by Selling see trial on 3a House will decide on redistricting plan education panel approves Aid formula by Mark Paxton associated press writer Charleston a a congressional redistricting plan that would split the state into three horizontal districts survived a major test tuesday when the House of Del a % Gates rejected Jef try ii. Three other con tenders. The plan de eloped by Del. % Rick Staton d or Wyoming and fast voted by the House Leader ship will be up for a vote today. Stator also tuesday the Senate redistricting committee endorsed one of the redistricting plans that was rejected on the House floor. However chairman Bill Wooton a Raleigh said he does no to think the plan would survive a court Challenge because the population varies too much among the districts. Because of the states declining population during the 1980s, the legislature must Cut the states four congressional districts into three meaning at least two of the four democratic incumbents will be placed in the same District. The House plan would put incumbent reps. Alan Mollohan and Harley staggers in the 1st District which would include both Panhandle As Well As Morgantown and Clarksburg. The 2nd District would include Charleston Parkersburg and Elkins while the 3rd District would include Huntington and Beckley. House redistricting chairman Charley Damron a Mason said the plan meets constitutional requirements because the districts a see vote on 3a by Brian Bowling Register Herald reporter Charleston a the House education committee tuesday voted to implement next year a new state Aid formula that would reduce Aid to Mcdowell county by $397,600. Most other counties in the 10-county area around Beckley would see either an increase or a minimal decrease in a state fund earmarked for instructional materials. House education chairman Percy Ashcraft a Harrison said the aim of the Bill is to Stop the step 7 fund from fluctuating from year to year so that county school boards can plan their budget. The step 7 funds can vary up or Down by several tens of thousands of dollars each year he added. As an example he said Mcdowell two years ago received $150,000, but is scheduled for $1.1 million next year. Kanawha county on the other hand was received $5 million two years ago and is scheduled to receive $4.4 million. Under the new formula Kanawha county would be reduced to $2.6 million for 1991-92. Other area counties and the change in step 7 funds Are it Fayette would gain $594,400 it a Greenbrier would gain $426,300 a a Monroe would gain $141,900 it a Nicholas would gain $84,600 a a Pocahontas would gain $110,300 a a Raleigh would lose $3,800 a a Summers would gain $154,600 a a Wyoming would gain $401,900. A see formula on 3a Council passes $900,000 Bond ordinance to fund parking lots by Juan Antonio Osuna Register Herald reporter Beckley common Council passed two ordinances tuesday one allowing the issuance of $900,000 in Bonds to fund parking lots and the other incurring fees on liquor retail outlets in the City. Both ordinances passed unanimously following Public hearings in which no one spoke. The Bond ordinance allows the City to Issue up to $900,000 in Bonds to Raleigh county National Bank and pay them Back Over 15 years using revenues generated by parking meters and monthly permits. The yearly interest is 8 percent. There Are three lots to be funded using Revenue Bonds a a lot located on Alaska Avenue next to the a amp a Telephone building a lot on the Corner of South Kanawha and Mccreery streets and a deck in the municipal parking lot. The three lots will bring Beckley about 150 More spaces. Two Neville Street merchants see Bond on 3a the Register Herald to Paige streaking headlights add a colourful line along route 16 Between Chimney Corner and Gauley Bridge monday night. I r v / so a it a in 1 Quot nip i Quot it a i of streaks of Light

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