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Big Spring Herald (Newspaper) - May 9, 1986, Big Spring, Texas Arsonist in custody Story Page 3a clean fun religion Page 9abig Spring Herald Friday a the Crossroads of West Texas big Spring Texas it Frieav 1986 Price 250 vol. 58 no. 343 18 pages 2 sections Price 25<s rockets win sports Section Spring Boardrow s that school Board q. Can a concerned Parent address the school at a school Board meeting How should they go about it a. Any citizen May ask to be put on the school Board Agenda for a meeting. The school administration office must have a written request by the monday morning preceding the thursday meeting stating the purpose for addressing the Board said a school District today a a the heritage museum Chuck Wagon Barbecue will be at 6 30 . At the Dora Roberts Community Center. Tickets Are $7.50, with children under 6 admitted free. A the search for Alexander photographic exhibit is on display at the heritage museum until May 23. Viewing hours Are tuesday through Friday to . To 5 30 . And saturday and sunday 1-5 . Admission is free. A a free glaucoma Check will be Given from to . To 5 . At the Medicine Shoppe 1001 Gregg St. A Canterbury is having a a senior prom a a country Western style Friday at 7-10 at the Canterbury senior citizen Center. Jody Nix and the West Texas cowboys will perform for everyone a dancing and listening pleasure. The dance is sponsored by St. Mary a episcopal retirement Homes inc., in Honor of older americans month. Admission is free. A the red Cross disaster training session scheduled for today and saturday has been cancelled due to Lack of interest saturday a Bauer Magnet school extended Day music students will give a sesquicentennial presentation on a a conversations television show at 5 on Channel 2. A the Myca state gymnastic championship will begin at to . At the Dorothy Garrett coliseum. A the big Spring High school choirs will give a Spring concert tuesday at 8 . In the High school auditorium. Admission is free. The concert also will feature a rhapsody a a pop group and the Solo and ensemble groups who qualified for the state contest in Austin this year. A the Howard county youth horseman club will have an open All Breed horse show at 9 . At the club Arena on Garden City Highway. Outside Cloudy skies today Are partly Cloudy with isolated late afternoon thunderstorms and a High of 84-88. Winds Are West to Southwest at to to 20 Miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly fair with isolated evening thunderstorms and a Low in the lower 50s. Saturday will be fair with a High near 90. Kindergarten decision put off by Hank Murphy staff writer the big Spring school Board delayed a decision thursday on whether or not to open a new kindergarten Center next year at the Airport school which is now closed. After about 45 minutes of testimony and discussion the Board voted 3-2 to Call a special meeting tuesday at noon to decide the measure. Trustee Dan Wise a motion for delay was supported by Board members Dock Voorhies and Ford Farris with Billy Pineda and Jimmy Anderson opposing the delay. Dewayne Fraser abstained. School superintendent Lynn Hise told the Board and about 30 parents that the kindergarten Center was proposed to Benefit teachers and youngsters As Well As meet compliance with House Bill 72. Currently kindergarteners in big Spring Are programmed for two hours and 40 minutes of education a Day. However the state ruled in october 1985 that these children must be taught for at least three hours a Day. The school system was Able to skirt the Law this year by getting a waiver so As not to disrupt the entire elementary school Day schedule. Hise said the new Center would enable three hours of instruction without lengthening the school Day of older students. Also he told trustees the Airport Center could staff a full time physical education teacher and provide a playground tailored to kindergarteners. Physical Educa Tion is one weakness now in the kindergarten program he said. Bringing in a gym teacher he said would not Only upgrade fitness but free teachers for 40 minutes of lesson planning and 30 minutes of duty free lunch which is also mandated by the state. Furthermore a state edict calling for a 22 to i Pupil teacher ratio school Page 2a state program extends Relief to ailing Banks Index comics. Lifestyle. Obituaries. Opinion. .4a religion. Sports. .1-3b weather. Harte Hanks Austin Bureau Austin a state chartered Banks hit with economic hard times will be Able to take advantage of a state program that provides More leeway to recover. Richard nun an assistant examiner with the state banking department said letters have been recently sent to the approximately 900 state chartered Banks explaining the capital forbearance policy. Under the policy eligible Banks will be allowed to let their capital holdings fall under required limits. The banking department will then supervise a recovery plan that could take As Long As seven years. The program is similar to recent Federal policy granting flexibility to Banks with Large amounts of Oil and agriculture Loans. But the state program extends Relief to All Banks that can prove difficulties stemming from external causes such As the devaluation of the mexican peso or Banks suffering in tourist oriented regions. Nun said Banks will be accepted under the program on a Case by Case basis. He said Only Banks that can show problems resulting from external factors will be eligible. Banks suffering from mismanagement will not be eligible he said. Banks Are required to maintain a capital level of 6 percent of total assets. Bank capital includes stocks surplus and Reserve funds. Banking department staff members have said Many Banks have seen their capital level drop below the 6 percent limit because of decreasing Oil prices and problems in agriculture. Nun said there Are almost too Banks a that we re watching More closely than crowd working for Stacy permit Colorado River municipal water District directors recommended to general manager . Ivie thursday that the District continue working with the . Corps of engineers to obtain a 404 environmental permit. Without the permit construction of the proposed Stacy dam Reservoir cannot begin by mid-1987 As projected. Ivie told Board members that one 876-acre tract of land at the site has been acquired and condemnation proceedings have been filed in Coleman county for acquisition of 4,100 additional acres. The two properties account for most of the land needed in the area for construction of the dam. Robert Thompson of Freese amp Nichols in fort Worth told Board members construction plans of the dam and spillways were More than 50 percent Complete and the firm anticipates announcing for bids after March 1987. The Board also decided upon recommendation of the finance committee not to refund the 1985 Bonds issued for the project. They will however continue to Monitor the Bond Market. The 1985 Bonds total $53,590,000. In other action the Board a decided not to Purchase liability insurance for the weather modification project. The Texas water commission said the action was in compliance with its rules and regulations. A gave Ivie authorization to Check with other water districts water Page 2aheat Shade . Henderson 77, of Odessa keeps his Cool beneath the Shade of an umbrella recently while keeping an Eye out for motorists at a school crosswalk. Big springers too have Felt the warm temperatures this week. Highs Are expected to continue hovering in the 90s, though the forecast offers partly Cloudy skies with a Chance of isolated thundershowers today and panel endorses budget with tax hike Washington a the House budget committee approved a fiscal 1987 budget that endorses a tax increase but unlike the Senate puts most of that Money toward deficit cutting instead of Pentagon programs. Democrats on thursday pushed through a $994.2 billion spending plan Over Republican complaints that it would cripple the military and that democrats would spend any new tax dollars. Only a single Republican rep. Vin Weber of Minnesota joined democrats in the 21-11 final vote to Send the package to the floor. Full House action could come next week. The budget proposed by committee chairman William h. Gray Iii d-pa., would increase taxes by $7.3 billion Over president Reagan a budget plan a the same increase passed by the Senate last week. There also were similarities in Domestic spending priorities for the year beginning oct. I. But while the Senate a bipartisan plan boosted military spending to cover inflation the House plan would freeze the military buildup. The deficit in the House plan would be $137 billion $7 billion below the statutory limit which the Senate a budget just met. A they pumped All their dollars into military spending a Gray said of the Senate proposal while his committee budget a would result in a lower deficit than the Senate plan and achieves this by spreading the cuts More equitably. Spending cuts Are divided almost equally Between defense and Domestic republicans said they go along with the military cuts or new taxes. A the defense department can to live with that budget a said rep. Delbert l. Latta of Ohio senior Republican on the committee. Latta proposed More cuts in Domestic programs to bring military spending up to the Senate a level but was Defeated As democrats muscled their plan through. Democrats also Defeated a Republican amendment to eliminate the tax boost. A we were getting rolled All Day by the democrats Latta complained. He predicted some Pentagon spending would be restored later in conference with the Senate. The committee plan would Cut military budget authority next year to $285 billion $1.8 billion below this years level. The plan would hold $3 billion of that aside until Pentagon audits show How past years increases were spent. The Senate approved a $301 billion budget for the military while president Reagan requested $320 billion. Budget authority includes some Money actually spent Over several years so actual Cash spending totals differ. The Low House figure would constrain new military programs while actual outlays of Cash during the year would Rise $6.7 billion to $276.2 billion about $5.8 billion below the Senate a budget figure even before the final vote defense Secretary Caspar w Weinberger said the House budget was designed for a political bargaining without regard to a the greatly improved . Military posture that adequate resources during the last five years have in a statement Weinberger said the committee plan would plunge the defense department a Aback into the chaotic unstable rollercoaster defense budget trends which led to previous inefficiencies and caused Large weapon unit Cost conservative Democrat Marvin death of Texas blamed Weinberger for the Cut. Congress has been embarrassed by stories of weak military spending controls and has not been told where Large inflation increases have gone he said. A the Pentagon has undressed this he said

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