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Beckley Register Herald Newspaper Archives May 25 1990, Page 1

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Beckley Register Herald (Newspaper) - May 25, 1990, Beckley, West Virginia Partly Cloudy today mostly Cloudy with a 40 percent Chance of showers in the afternoon High in the mid to upper 60s. Tonight mostly Cloudy Low 50 to 55. A qua catapult stunt does no to Fly in Fayette a a 5a Oak Hill advances to state tournament i a a 1 b the Register Herald Beckley newspapers Beckley . Volume 110, number 337 Friday May 25, 1990 35 cents prosecutor aids Rumor victim perpetrated hoax by . Gallagher associated press writer Charleston a a Kanawha county Florist who said he was beaten and harassed by residents because they thought he had aids apparently made up the Story authorities said thursday. Kanawha county prosecutor Bill Forbes said Bill Grealis checked himself into the psychiatric unit of Thomas memorial Hospital on thursday after being confronted with evidence that he was making harassing Telephone Calls to himself. Que Stephens sr., head of the state human rights commission said Grealis was the target of a sting operation involving 20 members of the attorney general a staff monitoring Grealish Home and pay telephones in the Campbells Creek area of Kanawha county. Stephens said Grealis did not know of the sting. A we have been preyed upon by this Guy a Forbes told a news conference at the Capitol. A there has been a perpetration of a fraud on All of us who stand Here and All of the Media Forbes said he did not know the reason behind Grealish behaviour saying the Florist May have wanted the publicity. Grealish plight came to the attention of reporters when be complained his business was boycotted he was threatened allegedly beaten and his work place broken into because of a Rumor he allegedly had acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Grealis had said business at his Flower shop dropped 80 percent since december and he was left on the Edge of sanity because of the aids Rumor in the Community of 300 people. Grealis had said he lost weight because of a prostate ailment and went so far As to Post a negative aids test result on the shop window in an attempt to persuade his neighbors he did no to see hoax on 11a Hospital update nothing resolved by Dawn c. Wolfe Register Herald reporter a meeting Between Summers county Hospital officials and employees wednesday night left More questions raised than answered about the facility a future leadership. Stressing the need for officials to take their time the president of the hospitals Board of trustees said he and the other members Are doing the Best they can to find a replacement for outgoing administrator Joe Monk. Monk who resigned from his Post effective May 31, said his decision is based in part in medical reasons. A a we re going to replace him at the earliest possible Date but i can to guarantee that a candidate will be in place by june i a Mullins said. If the vacancy Isnit filled immediately he doubts that the Hospital will suffer. A a few Days lag or a few weeks is really not going to be devastating a Mullins said. A it would be the same if Monk went on vacation for two for More than a year the Cash strapped Hospital has struggled to stay open despite fewer patients and Radical changes in health care reimbursements. Last december the Board authorized employee layoffs and cancelled its management contract with Hospital corporation of America to Cut costs then hired Monk. Rumours that the Board has chosen another management company Are unfounded Mullins said. See Hospital on 11a Summers Board acts on transfers getting the jump on summer by . Zegeer Register Herald reporter Hinton the Summers county Board of education voted individually on the Transfer list of employees thursday night in a meeting marked with bickering and before a packed audience. The Board voted to keep nine professional employees on the Transfer list including Garnet l. Crowder principal of Hinton High school. School superintendent Demetrius a a Jim tassos recommended that the list be accepted As presented but the Board voted 4 to i to vote on each individual on the Transfer list. The Board voted not to Transfer assistant superintendent Richie Rodes and William Ryan a Hinton High school special education teacher. The Board approved the transfers of nine service personnel. In other matters tassos said the county is preparing an answer to a preliminary report released last week by the state department of education. The report indicates the school system was overpaid by More than $100,000 in special education funds. Tassos said special education director Bill Ball and administrative staff Are working on a response. A we will keep the Board informed a tassos said. Before the meeting Matthews said the Board was not informed of the amount the report indicated the school system will have to repay. A see transfers on 11a five juniors at Shady Spring High school obviously Are prepared for the summer and the recreational activities that go with it. Here taking in the Sun at Little Beaver state Park Are from left the Register Herald Rick Barbero Angela Lusk Kelli Shirbish Nikie Mitchell Kara Crotty and Ann Lilly. The Young ladies actually got a jump on the rest of us since the Beach does no to officially open until noon saturday. Life a a swimming Beach at Little Beaver by Brian Bowling Register Herald reporter the Beach opens saturday noon and the records Start spinning saturday evening As Little Beaver state Park kicks off its summer season says Park superintendent Ernest Adkins. Although the saturday night sock hop is a Park tradition the 330-foot swimming Beach is Brand new. Adkins said that Legal swimming will return to the Park after a 25-year hiatus with Little fanfare. A a we re just going to open it up and let them go a he said. The swimming area extends too feet out into the Lake and reaches a depth of six feet Adkins said. Local residents and businesses particularly members of the Little Beaver state Park foundation donated most of the materials and work that went into making the year Long project a reality. A $3,500 Grant from the Beckley area foundation made the Beach improvements possible. The Beach will be open from noon to 6 . On tuesdays through sundays. It will be closed on mondays. On saturdays from 6 . To 9 ., the Park will alternate Between its traditional sock hop and a new feature a a Beach party. The first Beach party will be on june 2. Like the sock hops the Beach parties will be held rain or Shine. A we cancel nothing. If you re going out there to get wet what a a Little rain anyway a Adkins asked. Music for both events is provided by disc jockeys from a local radio station and both events have a $2 Entrance fee. The Entrance fee for the Beach from noon to 6 . Will be $2 for adults and $1.25 for children under 12. Family season passes Are available at $90 plus tax. Single adult passes Are $50 plus tax and single children passes Are $30 plus , water everywhere pools open saturday by Brian Bowling Register Herald reporter in spite of last minute repairs to the East Park Pool All three City pools will be ready to open this saturday Beckley recreation director Kevin Price says. A pre season inspection of the East Park Pool revealed it had some trouble holding water so the City had to dig up part of the Concrete Pool area to find and fix the leaks. The Pool was retested tuesday. A a there a no leaks everything a Fine a Price said. Thursday afternoon Price said new Concrete had been poured and workers were ready to fill the Pool. The City is Selling season memberships for each Pool at the new River Park Complex Between 8 and 4 . Residents wanting a season pass need to bring a passport sized photo with them Price said. The Pool season will run from saturday until labor Day he said. Family membership fees Are $175 at the new River Park Pool with a water slide membership included and $100 without the Waterside membership. At the Maxwell Hill and East Park pools the family membership fee is $50. Single membership fees Are $110 at the new River Park Pool with Waterside and $60 without. At Maxwell Hill and East Park the fee is $30. One time admission fees at All the pools is $2.50 for adults 18 years or older. For children bet Wen five and 17, the one time admission fee is $1.50. Children under five get in free. At new River Park the daily Waterside fee is $3 for All see pools on 11a Robert r. Hammond Samuel e. Hindman Good morning the guv forgets the License Charleston a gov. Gaston Caperton and Bride to be Rachael Worby have taken care of almost every detail for their wedding today. Except one neither has applied for a marriage License or undergone mandatory blood tests officials said. A the governor is a very Busy Guy and somehow some Way an oversight occurred a gubernatorial spokesman . Morse said thursday. Glt aware of this detail late yesterday wednesday a he said. West Virginia Law requires a three Day waiting period from the time a couple applies. But circuit court judges can waive the waiting period a in the Case of emergency or extraordinary circumstances a state Law says. Kanawha county circuit judge Charles King is expected to Issue the waiver. Inside today Portland overcame a 22-Point deficit to defeat Phoenix and holds a 2-0 Lead in their Aba playoff series. A a 4b astrology 108 entertainment .118 Budge. .,7a lifestyles. 7a classified. 3c-10c news of record 2a comics 106 stocks. 78 do Abby .7 a sports .1b-5b deaths. A a television 11b editorial _____4a weather. 11a today Lri history in 1935, babe Ruth hit the 714th and final Home run of his career for the Boston braves in a game against the Pittsburgh pirates at Forbes Field. Robert r. Hammond new re publisher Robert r. Hammond currently publisher of the Fairmont times West virginian will succeed Samuel e. Hindman As publisher of the Register Herall Hindman who is being promoted to divisional manager of Thomson newspapers Tampa mid South division said Hammond a appointment is effective immediately. Hammond said today he is looking Forward to coming to the Beckley area and becoming actively involved in the Community a the Register Herald is a Well respected newspaper throughout the publishing Industry be said. Quot i fully expect to continue that Hindman who has been publisher since 1987, said he was delighted with Hammond a promotion. A Rob is a Quality newspaper a see publisher on 11a

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