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Beckley Register Herald (Newspaper) - May 11, 1990, Beckley, West Virginia Sunny today sunny High around 60. Tonight Clear Low near 40. Saturday mostly sunny and warmer High in the lower 70s. A a 11a prosecution rests in Bill Ellis trial i a a 5b reds win 10-4, even series with pirates a a 3b the or Beckley newspapers Beckley . Volume 110, number 323 it or Zzz Friday May 11, 1990 35 cents Quot i a ult Board hears pleas to halt consolidation by Pierre Tristam Register Herald reporter meeting at Independence High school thursday the state Board of education spent the morning session listening to opposite sides sum up the consequences of school consolidation in Raleigh county Fielding a minimal number of questions to abide by a restrictive time schedule. And despite urgent appeals by two incoming Raleigh Board members and others to delay a binding decision the state Board appeared headed toward upholding the Raleigh boards March decision to close Clear Fork High school and Eccles elementary an action that would Seal the two schools Fate. A a it a not something i Haven to heard in our travels around the state a said Audrey Horne one of the members on the state Board. The state Board has never disapproved a local boards decision to consolidate schools a with one exception in a Kanawha county Virgil Cook Case where Legal procedures were not followed. Virgil Cook president of the Board and a native of Raleigh county said he a came Here with no but mentioning High school students need to be be prepared for a competitive High tech work see schools on 11a request for water rate hike endorsed by Sharon k. Hambrock Register Herald reporter a Public service commission administrative Law judge has recommended that West Virginia american water company be allowed an Overall rate increase of 5 percent in its two divisions As opposed to the 8.56 percent requested in july. Melissa k. Marlandus decision basically accepts an agreement by the water Utility the pc consumer advocate division four Industrial customers and one Sale for resale customer pro posed at the outset of a feb. 26 hearing in the Case. The water Utility a initial request would have increased the average residential Bill for 4,500 Gallons from $20.09 to $21.54, a 7.22 percent increase for customers in the West Virginia division. That division serves Fayette Summers Mercer Kanawha Putnam Boone Lincoln Lewis Webster and Braxton counties. Marlandus recommendation if approved would Only increase a see water on 11a the West Virginia poll teacher pay do you favor or oppose the state giving pay raises to Public schoolteachers this year favor oppose 25% Don t know Ujj 5% Quot a a a. _ 70% would you be willing to pay higher taxes to fund teacher pay raises 51% 46% dont know a 3% . Poll raise for teachers supported if Large landowners foot the Bill by pct or Matt lace associated press writer Charleston West virginians still support raises for Public school teachers but they would rather the states Large landowners foot the Bill for it according to the West Virginia poll released thursday. The poll found 71 percent favor teachers raises Down slightly from support during the statewide teachers strike in March. The poll found 25 percent oppose pay raises and 5 percent done to know. Asked the same question in March the poll found 77 percent favored pay increases 16 percent opposed and 7 percent did no to know. Nearly 51 percent recently said they Are willing to pay higher taxes to fund pay increases but 46 percent said they Are not according to the poll. In March the poll found 48 percent said they would pay higher taxes for the see poll on 11a regional voter turnout about 40 percent by Brian Bowling Register Herald reporter a rough estimate of the voter turnout for tuesdays primary shows a to percent drop in participation since the 1988 primary but the final figures May make up the difference. Overall the tuesday turnout in this Region was about 64,276 voters or 40.2 percent not counting Absentee or challenged ballots. The final figures for the 1988 primary show a regional voter turnout of 88,784 voters or 50.1 percent. Nicholas county where a controversial fire fee was on the ballot posted the highest turnout with 50.6 percent Overall slightly higher than its 1988 primary turnout of 50.1 percent. Nicholas county clerk John Greer said the proposed $25 per household fire fee was probably the main reason for the High turnout. A that was probably it a he said. A it was Defeated with 2,168 for and 3,518 against. Nicholas county a turnout like that of All the county a in the Region will probably increase after the county commissions finish canvassing the votes today. County clerks in counties using the punch card voting machines which Are tabulated by computer were Able to provide unofficial totals of the ballots counted tuesday night. Clerks in counties using paper ballots or lever voting machines could Only provide figures from the highest number of votes cast in the individual races. Bill Harrington the Secretary of states chief of staff said the official turnout figures probably a see t turnout on 11a judge diagnosed As having Gullian Barre syndrome by s. J. Zegeer Register Herald reporter # Ivi Rockefeller Jay spends $970,000, but Why did he bother by John Kimelman Washington Bureau Washington a some May View As wretched excess the $1 million that sen. Jay Rockefeller has already spent on his re election Campaign to the Senate. He won tuesdays primary with about 85 percent of the vote. But compared to his first run for the Senate in 1984, the senators current spending Pace seems downright anaemic. This time around he has spent $970,000 a $656,000 in 1989 before he even formally filed for re election and $314,000 in the first four months of this year. Six years ago Rockefeller d-., already had spent More than $4 million by the time he filed a Campaign report 12 Days in Advance of the june primary against Token opposition. The $3 million difference Speaks volumes about the relative Confidence that Rockefeller brings into his current Campaign against gop challenger John Yoder. A see Rockefeller on 11a Greenbrier circuit court judge Charles m. Lobban has been diagnosed As having Gullian Barre syndrome and it is unknown How Long recovery will take his son John Lobban said thursday. According to the 1985 Columbia University College and physicians and surgeons guide Medicine Gullian Barre syndrome is a relatively rare syndrome which which usually occurs one to two weeks after a mild viral infection. Gas sometimes progresses to Complete paralysis. John Lobban said the recovery rate for Gas is higher than 90 percent. Charles Lobban is expected to be hospitalized for several months but recovery rate cannot be predicted and extensive therapy will be needed. His son said the judge had slight movement in his shoulders but otherwise could not move or speak. Judge Lobban was elected to circuit court in 1976 and is 59 Charles m. Lobban see Lobban on 11a Good morning no Earth shaking advice Here Vancouver British Columbia apr a Federal brochure that instructs the Reader to put on shoes stay away from the waterfront and not go sightseeing during an earthquake has not received High Marks from local officials. The pamphlet called a self help advice earthquakes a was produced by the Canadian government. Among other advice proffered the Booklet urges people not to injure themselves. A stay away from waterfront areas that a not very easy to do around Here a said Marilyn Baker mayor of North Vancouver District. The greater Vancouver regional District has asked the provincial government to apply for Federal funds so that the regional District can write its own brochure. Inside today judo Binder to perform a Folio a a Medley of favorite pieces at mount Hope playhouse. A a 1c astrology _____5c entertainment 68 Bridge. A l if a styles. A classified �?�c-12c news of record 2a comics. So Dow Abby a stocks. So deaths ,., .7 a television 66 editorial a weather. 11a today in history in 1987, in a medical first doctors in Baltimore transplanted the heart and lungs of an Auto Accident victim to a patient who gave up his own heart to a second recipient theatre West Virginia Hopes to qualify for $135,000 Grant by Juan Antonio Osuna Register Herald reporter things Are looking up for theatre West Virginia a annual fund raising Campaign. Not Only has half of this years goal been met but the funds Are being supplemented by the largest private Grant in two a a 30-year history. Over the next three years two must raise $270,000 in new Money to receive a $135,000 Grant from the Claude Worthington Benedum foundation which also will be awarded Over a three year period general manager Johanna e. Young said. Half of this years fund raising goal of $125,000 has already been reached Young said. She explained that the Benedum foundation will give $35,000 to match the $125,000 goal this year and will progressively give More in the next two years. In addition to private Grants and donations the state Legisla a see theatre on 11a making tracks to the Blanket the Register Herald Dayton whittle Mike Johnson of Milton was probably thinking about the Compo Mike found the weather a bit uncomfortable since it included tuition during thursdays Ames Beckley invitational track and rain Hail and winds which gusted up to 40 Mph. Johnson who Field meet at Woodrow Wilson High school. But first things first participated in relay events failed to score. Story on 1b

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