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Beckley Register Herald (Newspaper) - May 15, 1986, Beckley, West Virginia Where am work these the most commo in the u re Butin a late rally Dow ones above 1,800. Broader Market showing mediocre baseball expos Dawson beats braves Cincinnati blows six run Lead a tie a Beckley newspapers Herald a thursday May is 1986, Beckley . Volume 106, no. 329, 25 cents legislative leaders aim at key Charleston a legislative leaders Are aiming at the High profile issues on gov. Arch Moore a Agenda As they begin their Post election special session thursday. Lawmakers Are set to Convene at noon and leaders say they Hope to wrap up the session next week. The key issues in the minds of House speaker Joseph Albright a Wood and Senate president Dan Tonkovich a Marshall Are the malpractice insurance crisis Protection from suits for local governments pay raises for teachers and others and a tax amnesty proposal. Moore a special session proclamation issued Friday lists 24 areas the governor wants lawmakers to consider. But Albright says some of the More minor proposals could fall by the Wayside. A we want to respond to those items that Are truly extraordinary a he said. Albright said less pressing matters such As a department of natural resources reorganization and child abuse revisions that the legislature nearly enacted in the regular session will be addressed Only if they wont drag out the special session. Tonkovich agrees. A my own inclination right now is we ought to handle just the major issues a half doze Mcneal reacts to proposal by Bob Gillespie David staff writer state superintendent of schools Tom Mcneel praised gov. Arch Moore wednesday for proposing a $1,000 a year increase for West Virginia teachers but urged the states Leader to reconsider paying for the program outside the school funding formula. A a the increase will place much needed monies into an area where they Are needed a said the superintendent who was visiting Raleigh county schools wednesday afternoon. A salary becomes a bigger Issue As fewer students go into teaching and their numbers but Mcneel along with state Board of education member boots Seago expressed dismay that Moore is seeking to fund the program by tying it to his state self insurance plan rather than paying for it through the school Aid formula. Because funding for various programs in the school Aid package Are tied to teacher salary figures numerous projects would receive increased funds if the $1,000 a year salary hike came from the Educa please see Mcneel on 12a issues or so and then go Home a the Senate president said. A i done to think we need another session that lasts three or four he believes the legislature May be Able to work thursday Friday and monday wrapping up the special session on tuesday. Albright s timetable is similar Althous a said the ii liability insurance Issue could he lusting the session extending it indefinitely. Both men said they Are willing to consider the governors proposed self insurance plan to alleviate the malpractice insurance crisis although they had earlier announced a different proposal. Their plan called for modifications to existing legislation that they say will satisfy the insurance Industry. Moore wants a compulsory state insurance coverage plan in which a Board comparable to the Public service commission hears cases removing them from the courts. Albright a lawyer said he is steadfastly opposed to that part of the proposal. A i think the suggestion that citizens not be entitled to a jury decision of the facts is an absolutely terrible reflection of the governors opinion of the common sense of our people a Albright said. A i think you re talking about a serious please see legislative on 12a i Raymond and Elizabeth Painter of Prosperity saw their lost pet s picture in the newspaper wednesday and sent their dad to the cat s Rescue. Rusty a one year old be rescued line spent four Days and nights in a Treetop about one half mile from Home. He s glad to be Home the owner says. Photo by Maury Kaplan scattered showers and thundershowers Are forecast for today. The High temperature will be near 75 degrees. A 12achanges a Abc which gained prime time supremacy this season on the strength of half hour comedies will introduce three new sitcoms in the fall. A 10acomment a Kremlin Leader Mikhail Gorbachev announced that nine people have died because of the chernobyl Accident. A 8aand there s More astrology.7a bridge.7a business.2b classified 7b-10b comics.6b deaths.8a editorials.4a-5a entertainment 10a extra.1b lifestyles.6a mini.9a sports.3b-5b four Day cat Vigil ends when pet gets feet on ground by John Blankenship staff writer it did no to take Long for Rusty to be rescued wednesday morning. The cat in the tree at Prosperity was lapping a Saucer of milk and feasting on some gourmet cat food shortly after its owners spotted the stranded cats picture in Erie Hegi Ater Herald. The cats owner Danny Painter of Kincaid Street in Prosperity says his children woke him up wednesday holding a copy of Ftfe a Egnater Herald in front of his face saying a dad Here a our Painter then rushed Down to the Home of Karen Lockhart on the old Logan Road in Prosperity took off his shoes and climbed the tree where his year old pet had been stranded for about four Days. A i was glad to see the cat rescued a says Lockhart who telephoned the newspaper tuesday about the stranded Critter in a Treetop near her House. A it was such a Relief. You believe the number of cat lovers there Are in this town. I had 25 Calls before breakfast. There was a lot of after the cat was hauled Down by its owner there were others who showed up to Rescue the cat from the 35-foot tree Lockhart says. A one fellow from a local landscaping company brought four other men to bring the cat Down a she says. A my phone has rung All Day Rusty apparently was glad to see his master too. A the was glad to be Home a Painter says of his pet. A the kept coming to us to pet him. A Painter who has three other cats at his House says he thought his tomcat Rusty was at a neighbors House when the animal did no to come Home last sunday. A the was so far up in the tree he was afraid to come Down a Painter says. A the might have been chased up there by a Hamilton says Casino gambling support Cost him the election by John c. Dean staff writer Oak Hill a one Day after being ousted in the 24th District House of delegates race Pat Hamilton said his support of Casino gambling Cost him the election. Hamilton admitted wednesday that the county a Church leaders position against Casino gambling had dampened his efforts to win one of three spots in november a general election. A a in a not surprised by the election results a Hamilton said. A it could have been worse. But in a not Blue upset or distressed about the election. The people of West Virginia Are being deprived of an important economic Benefit that could have been easily obtained. Those who obstructed that Chance Are being Short sighted and former House of delegates member John w. Hatcher or. Received 5,627 votes to Lead a slate of eight candidates. Current House of delegates members John Pino and Tom Louisos finished second and third with 4,403 and 4,149 votes respectively. Hamilton finished fourth with 4,064 votes. In february the county a pastors spoke against Casino gambling saying they would cast their ballots at the polls against those supporting it. The Rev. Richard Bradley pastor of the Jones Avenue Church of god and chairman of citizens concerned about Community values said wednesday that Hamiltons defeat a is a a a we re thankful we won a Victory in that department 24th District a Bradley Saia. A the people of Fayette county have spoken and have issued a mandate to use their Power at the polls against those who support Bradley said county ministers a used word of Mouth to encourage Church members to vote against Hamilton Hamilton attributed part of his defeat to a Telephone Campaign on monday and election Day to urge voters not to support him. A i done to know who organized the Telephone Effort a Hamilton said. A it was done All Day monday and election Day. From what i know it was a quite direct please see Hamilton on 12a Stacy blames Hylton for Raleigh showing by Bob Stiegel staff writer an a anti Stacy Campaign mounted by ousted opponent Tracy Hylton was responsible for the in in Stacy claimed wednesday. The 9th District senator who eked out a fairly close Victory mostly on overwhelming support in Wyoming county also contended he would have done As Well in Raleigh if not for Hylton and his Money. A Tracy ran against me this time a the 63-year-old Stacy said. A the told people vote for Rubin vote for Shuff or vote for Lane the other democrats in tuesdays primary. Just done to vote for Ted. The 9th District results were As unusual As any race in West Virginia with Stacy being clobbered in his Home county by nearly 1,000 votes by newcomer Jim Rubin but receiving nearly twice the number of votes As Rubin in Wyoming. Stacy ended up the Winner by 734 votes. A i thought i would have done just As Well Here a Stacy said. A but Hylton concentrated his efforts Here. We campaigned very hard in Wyoming county because he Hylton had lived Down there for years and probably that would be a Strong area for Stacy while offering no proof claimed the millionaire Coal operator loosened his purse strings and that greedy Raleigh county voters please see Stacy on 12a guards a group of geese pull guard duty with a . Soldier at an army base near Mainz West Germany. The geese Are expected to react to unaccustomed sounds detected by their sensitive hearing. A they will. Maybe they won t Charleston apr gov. Arch Moore has released letters from two insurance companies saying that even if a Compromise is reached Over new malpractice legislation they wont necessarily resume issuing policies. The letters Are from Cna insurance cos. Of Chicago which recently cancelled policies covering 5,300 customers and St. Paul property amp liability insurance co., West Virginia a second largest writer of malpractice insurance. Moore has proposed that the legislature in a special session starting thursday develop its own malpractice insurance system that would provide mandatory coverage for doctors hospitals and clinics at a 20 percent reduction in premiums. Moore a proposal also would require lawyers architects Bankers and other professionals to join at their current Premium rates. The third phase of a he Moore plan would allow businesses to join the system voluntarily. Moore says his plan would raise $50 million immediately. Please see maybe on 12a i t

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