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Beckley Register Herald Newspaper Archives May 6 1990, Page 1

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Beckley Register Herald (Newspaper) - May 6, 1990, Beckley, West Virginia I Cloudy today Cloudy with a 30 percent Chance of rain High 55 to 60. Tonight mostly Cloudy with the Low in the upper 30s. A a 10a unbridled wins Derby a a 1b a Jam presidential China on display i a a 1c the Register Herald Beckley newspapers Beckley . Bibb amp a. Volume 110, number 318 a. Prison cell abrasion Iff a big Isis Nice Day for a Parade bands fire trucks Community and government leaders and hundreds of onlookers were in Montgomery saturday afternoon to watch a Parade in Celebration of a new state prison for the area. Below gov. Gaston Caperton Waves to the crowd accompanied by Rachel Worby director of the Wheeling symphony. Parade heralds expected Prosperity by Sharon k. Hambrick Register Herald reporter Montgomery despite threatening Clouds and Cooling temperatures hundreds of people lined third Avenue saturday to watch a Parade heralding the coming of economic Prosperity in the form of a new state prison. Fire trucks from As far away As Oak Hill and Birch riverbanks and shiny cars bearing business and government leaders from four counties comprised the largest group of Parade participants. However the saturday affair had its share of clowns Royalty floats and fuzzy folks Iii the go Mart Gopher. Gov. Caperton shared a car with his Friend Rachael Wor by director of the Wheeling symphony and Montgomery resident Chuck Smith who was recently selected chair Man of the state democratic executive committee. And since the Parade honoured a prison participants included Ronald Gregory West Virginia tech graduate and now commissioner of the state division of corrections and Carl Legursky former Beckley police chief and now Warden of the state Penitentiary. Del. Paul Blake Fayette and Del. Ramona Cerra Kanawha were among participants who threw the traditional Candy to children. Nearly two hours before the Parade was scheduled to begin people were already staking out Vantage Points along third Avenue which sported balloons and patriotic Bunting. Montgomery general Hospital and Valley emergency medical services sponsored a free blood pressure Check and bake sales and free balloons were also part of saturdays attractions. Montgomery a merchants appeared to be doing a brisk business and the upper Kanawha Valley chamber of Commerce was on hand to distribute lists of its members. The Register Herald Dayton whittle Fayette county education association members passed out slates listing candidates they Are endorsing and several candidates campaigned among Parade goers include see Parade on 10a Caperton guest at ceremonial groundbreaking by Sharon k. Hambrick Register Herald reporter Montgomery a gov. Gaston Caperton was the honoured guest but a Host of other people who worked to bring a new state prison to it. Olive were recognized saturday afternoon at a ceremonial groundbreaking Celebration. Primarily government and business leaders politicians and the Media Macle the trip from the earlier downtown Parade up to West Virginia techs Martin Field for the second phase of the partnership Celebration featuring speeches free hot dogs and entertainment. The theme of the event echoed by every speaker during the afternoon was that caper tones decision to put a $46.2 million maximum medium Security prison at nearby it. Olive will be the Miracle that revitalizes the areas Economy. In introducing Caperton Chuck Smith former Montgomery mayor said a i am glad to celebrate getting out of the economic prison of the past 15 years a an answer to critics of the saturday event As premature. A it was heartwarming and exciting to see people with a new sense of Hope and belief in what they can do a the governor said of his participation in the Parade that began the Days activities. The decision about the prisons location was difficult because it will affect the state for a Long time Caperton said but easy because of the cooperative partnership of upper Kanawha Valley people who brought the successful proposal together. Caperton named several area leaders who spearheaded the project and said they a a wanted to do More for their Community. A we see it As a revitalization of a whole Community. We know there is a brighter future a Caperton said of the project which will bring not Only hundreds of prison jobs but also jobs in supporting businesses. Guy Dooley president of the upper Kanawha Valley economic development corporation that put together the successful prison proposal said in 41 years in business he had never seen the tremendous Community involvement that has made the project a ceremony on 10a sunday May 6, 1990 $1.00 unification of Germany moves ahead by Barry Schweid a diplomatic writer Bonn West Germany a the four world War ii allies agreed saturday that German unification should go Forward without delay and they shied away from imposing restraints on what will be Europe a most powerful nation. A the cold War is Over. Our planet the world Europe Are now embarking on a new Road a soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze said after the nearly seven hour meeting. West German foreign minister Hans Dietrich Genscher read a declaration by the nations that set a timetable for further talks with a session in june in Berlin in july in Paris and in september in Moscow. It was the first top level unification session among the Germany and the allies a the United states soviet Union Britain and France a which split Germany into two countries 45 years ago. The diplomats also agreed to invite polish foreign minister Krzysztof Skubiszewski to the Paris session when Border issues will be discussed Genscher said. Poland has expressed fears Over possible German claims to territory that belonged to Germany before world War ii and Poland will have the right to add see Germany on 10a state Board to take up consolidation by Pierre tristan Register Herald reporter besides approving school calendars and education programs the state Board of education will take up the Issue of consolidation in Raleigh county during its Public meeting scheduled to take place at Independence High school this week. Although the final Agenda for the two aay meeting which begins thursday has not been set parents who have been trying to keep Clear Fork High school open and two candidates for the Raleigh county Board of education Are scheduled to address the Board Early the first Day of the meeting. A i think we have a pretty Good Chance a said Joe Barnett one of the concerned parents opposing the closing of Clear Fork High which the county Board recently decided to close after the current school year. A we mainly want to get them to reverse that decision for this year keep Clear Fork open for one More year and Start building a new but according to Clacy Williams who As executive director of the school building authority reviewed the closure of Clear Fork a new school would not be feasible even by taking into account the students from Marsh Fork. A if they had built that new High school they have had enough kids to meet the Economy of scale a Williams said. Jane Stover a Clear Fork Par see Board on 10a jobs education topics at Pineville rally by Mary Catherine Brooks Wyoming county Bureau chief Pineville fewer than 50 Coal miners teachers and other county residents turned out for a political rally yesterday sponsored by the United mine workers West Virginia education association and the Al Cio. Representatives from All three groups endorsed incumbents . Sen. Jay Rockefeller . Rep. Nick Rahall delegates Richard Browning and Rick Staton both a Wyoming and Bill Wooton for state Senate. The speakers All emphasized the benefits of organized labor movements the need for More jobs in the state the role of education As the key to the states economic growth and each candidate outlined past accomplishments. Kayetta Meadows president of the Uvea told those gathered a Wyoming county is one of the places in Southern West Virginia where politics is a 12-month Job. A when you think about it that a the Way it should be. Once people Are elected they should t just wander off never to be heard from until the next election. A was voters we ignore them either. We need to hold our politicians during his Brief remarks Browning said a twelve years ago it dawned on somebody that the Coal miners and teachers ought to be working together. In 1978 we formed the Wyoming county labor coalition which was made up of Coal miners and teachers. A we elected a candidate that year. We elected a couple More in a couple of years. Finally two years ago we made a clean see rally on 10a Al Cio of roast rally just a Happy get together by Juan Antonio Osuna Register Herald reporter the working men and women of Southern West Virginia gathered at new River Park in Beckley saturday afternoon to eat roasted of and learn a bit about candidates endorsed by the Al Cio. The 800-Pound of hauled in from a Greenbrier county farm began sizzling at Midnight Friday said Charles Patrick presi Dent of the Al Cio Beckley area committee on political education. Very few people have tried of see photo a 9a noted Patrick. However . Sen. Jay Rockefeller when asked if he had Ever had it said a of course Many there was enough of to feed 2,000 people said Patrick. Sev see roast on 10a Tough Choice vote or go fishing Seymour Texas a municipal elections were held in this Small Northwest Texas town saturday but More people were casting bait than ballots. That a because saturday also was fish Day. Once a year since the 1920s, everything has shut Down As the locals head North to Lake Kemp to cast their lines. Fish Day officially is the first monday in May but most folks now stretch it into a three Day weekend. A a it a pretty Well deserted except around the courthouse where the election is going on a said City election Secretary Mary Alice Smith Many of Seymour a approximately 3,500 residents cast Absentee ballots before they head for the Lake. And those who stay behind get to share in eating the today astrology so lifestyles. 1c-6c Bridge .2c new of record a business. 1d-5d Uuie. 13b classified 100-160 sports. 1b-7b dear Abby so stocks 30-40 oaths. 8a-9a television. 128 editorial. 6a-7a weather Joa latvians Are pushing economic development after declaring their Independence from the soviets. A a 3atoday in history Lri 1889, the pans exposition formally opened featuring the just completed Eiffel Tower in 1915. Babe Ruth hit his first major league Home run As a player for the Boston red sox r

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