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Bluefield Daily Telegraph (Newspaper) - April 4, 1990, Bluefield, West Virginia Taking the reins. Assistant Dwight Freeman new Marshall basketball coach id-6 left alone. A a a f press prompts judge to sequester jurors 1 4 in Poindexter trial i a a / nation a-2 a a video. Business group recording roads that need work / Region b-1wednesday a april 4, 1990 35 cents Senate oks clean air Bill Washington apr the Senate overwhelmingly approved sweeping air pollution controls on automobiles factories and Power plants tuesday after a decade of struggle Over whether to strengthen Federal clean air Laws. The new controls which Are estimated to Cost the Economy $21 billion a year when they go fully into effect were approved by a vote of 89-11. President Bush speaking in Indianapolis in Advance of Senate action called it a a historic vote Quot that would a a affect generations to come As we work to build a cleaner safer Senate approval shifted the clean air debate to the House where a similar Bill is being written by the Energy and Commerce committee. Rep. John Dingell d-mich., the panels chairman said he plans to have the committee vote by weeks end and expects floor action next month. Differences in the Senate and House measures will then still have to be worked out. Senate majority Leader George Mitchell a Maine acknowledged the new requirements would be expensive to Industry but argued a the costs of inaction will be higher than the Cost of this a we can no longer delay a said Mitchell who has sought Federal controls on acid rain for nearly a decade and made the clean air Bill his top priority. A the american people want action. They demand action a he continued. But to Many senators particularly from the Midwest the vote represented an agonizing Choice Between cleaner air and concern about the Impact of the new controls on employment and electric Bills Back Home. A this Bill will absolutely decimate my state of Illinois a declared sen. Alan Dixon Dill. Whose state has Utility plants that rely on High Fulfur Coal As Well As Coal miners whose jobs will be jeopardized by new measures to combat acid rain. Dixon was among Only the 11 senators who voted against the legislation. A i cannot vote for legislation that will destroy the livelihood of thousands of hard working men and women. That will bring economic ruin to communities throughout appalachian and mid Westem states a said sen. Robert Byrd d-w.va., who unsuccessfully had sought financial help for Coal miners affected by the Jet the Pentagon tuesday released Long classified figures for the secret f-117a stealth fighter that set the Cost of the Jet at $106.2 million. The plane reportedly has been operational a 1983, but the Pentagon did no to acknowledge its existence until 1988. A previously released photo of the plane was carefully selected to hide the dimensions of its Radical form. Good morning Fortune 500 rankings -jq&9l re to lot company York St a a 59 2 minors 45 3 Ohio 40 Texas 39 California 36 6. Pennsylvania 34 7 Connecticut 26 8. New Jersey 23 9 Michigan 19 to Massachusetts 18 rank Tel company 1. New York City 43 2. Chicago 22 3. Dellas is 4. Houston 14 5. Cleveland 13 6. Pittsburgh 12 7. Atlanta 9 7. Loo Angeles 9 7. St. Louie 9 6. Minneapolis 8 Date company Hank Headquarters 1. New York state 60 2. Illnois 3. Ohio 4. California 5. Pennsylvania 6. Texas 7. Connecticut 6. New Jersey 9. Michigan 10 Minnesota a of company 1. New York City 2. Chicago 3. A has 4. Houston 5. Pittsburgh 6. Cleveland 7. Atlanta 7. Minneapolis 8 los Angeles 8. St Louis 8. Stamford source to whew Magazine a Martha p. Hernandez pm chosen As top corporate Titan new York apr Fortune and Forbes magazines on tuesday unveiled dueling lists of americans corporate titans that agreed on one thing general motors corp. Is the nations largest Public company. The Fortune 500 list the annual ranking familiar on main Street and Wall Street ranked the nations largest Industrial firms by sales. Forbes ranking had Public companies measured by sales profits assets and Stock Market value. Pm was on top either Way with nearly $127 billion in sales and $4.2 billion in earnings during 1989. Behind pm fortunes top 10 were Ford Exxon ism general electric co., Mobil Philip Morris Chrysler . Dupont de Nemours amp co., and Texaco. Mostly Cloudy today a High upper 40s today mostly Cloudy with a Chance of Snow in the morning. Highs in the 40s. Tonight partly Cloudy with lows near 30. Weather package a-8 Section a Section b people. .a-2 Region. Re daily record. .a-3 obituaries. R-7 opinion. .a-4 lottery. ,8-2 Money. To listings. R-4 weather. A-8 comics. .b-5 Section c Section d kitchens. Cd sports. Homemaker. .c-2 classified. Vol. 95. No. 94 Tazewell rates Tough on crime by Eddie Lee Isom of the daily Telegraph staff Tazewell a. The Tazewell county sheriffs office solved More cases fast year than Law enforcement offices in surrounding counties. The Tazewell county sheriffs office answered 4,376 Calls last year and solved 61.62 percent of All its cases according to figures compiled by the state of local Law enforcement. Sheriff Bill Osborne said his office was probably busier than it has been in previous years. A we feel pretty Good Quot the sheriff said about the numbers on the report. A we work Osborne said the county a biggest problems Are with breaking and entering and grand larceny. Quot we spend a lot of time on civil cases a he said. A that could easily be changed by making the courts mail the papers. The Federal courts Are doing that cases solved county town percent Tazewell sheriff. .61.62 town of Tazewell. .36.99 Wythe. .34.37 Buchanan. .43.48 Bland county. .25.42 Bluefield a. .9.9 Richlands. 47.18 under state Law a Deputy must serve All civil papers in person. Osborne said that with a total staff of 29 deputies five of them must do civil processing almost every Day. A this is a great big county a he said. Other counties All but Bland having a sheriffs office similar in size fell Well under Tazewell county a ability to solve cases. Osborne said the Only problems he sees with his office that needs to be taken care of is More of lace space and a bigger jail. The Tazewell county sheriffs office was Busy with civil cases misdemeanours and felonies last year a it served 1,267 subpoenas 225 jury summons 2,000 criminal warrants 612 department of motor vehicles notices and 147 levies it handled 16,886 other civil matters. A it worked 49 accidents served 434 traffic summons and made 76 arrests for driving under the influence of intoxicants. A it made 350 trips to transport inmates and 85 to transport mental patients and made 7 extradition. A it held Federal prisoners for 82 Days and local prisoners for 12,137 Days. A it made 558 Misdemeanour and 2,106 criminal reports to the uniform crime division of the Virginia state police. House approves Aid to Central America Washington a the House on tuesday approved a $2.4 billion spending Bill that includes Money president Bush is urgently seeking for new democracies in Panama and Nicaragua. The Bill with $720 million for the two Central american nations would Mark the first use of a a a peace dividend from reduced Pentagon spending. It still needed Senate action which appeared unlikely by the thursday deadline Bush had set for comple Tion of the measure. Lawmakers approved the Bill on a vote of 362-59 after defeating a series of amendments that would have Cut foreign Aid amounts in the Bill. Those amendments brought caustic reactions from the Bill a supporters. A i am amazed at the number of Flat headed members in this House who Are All too Happy to spend whatever it takes to support wars a but spend a Penny to prevent the necessity to fight those wars in the first place a said rep. David obey a wis. One such proposal was made by . Rep. Nick Joe Rahall d-w.va., who said ail foreign Aid should be Cut from the Bill and used on Domestic. Programs. He said the Senate Defeated a proposal to provide $500 million in financial support to Coal miners. A so Why Are we so Gung to on turning around less than a week later and trying to provide twice that much to other nations a he asked. Buchanan prisoner Dies in cell by Dennis Thompsonjr. Of the daily Telegraph staff Grundy a a an inmate at the Buchanan county jail died of cardiac arrest late sunday afternoon Buchanan county officials said. Grundy resident Homer Vanover 50, suffered a cardiac arrest in his cell while experiencing a severe episode of paranoid schizophrenia Buchanan county Coroner Robert Baxter said. Vanover was last seen alive by jail trustee Lennie hobbits at 4 45 . Sunday said Baxter who investigated the death and signed the death certificate. Vanoverr a body was discovered at 4 55, face Down in a Pool of blood. A Vanover was a paranoid schizophrenic and had been suffering from visual and auditory hallucinations seeing and hearing people who weren to there for several Days Quot Baxter said according to a Coroner s report filed from Roanoke. A evidently he became agitated and when a paranoid schizophrenic is agitated they can generate enormous amounts of adrenaline and noradrenaline a prisoner a-8 personality spotlight. Probation officer looks to help people by James Barbery of the daily Telegraph staff Princeton Mercer county a newest adult probation officer Carol Root of Athens is looking Forward to helping people put their lives Back in order. Chief judge David w. Knight named Root to the Post in february effective March 1. A being an adult probation officer represents a new role but my work and academic backgrounds should make the transition smooth a Root said. A i was a regional youth specialist with Southern Highlands Community mental health Center prior to accepting this Root said she gained experience at Southern Highlands working with substance abuse treatment programs including the set up of drug counsel in programs in Mercer Mcdowel and Wyoming counties. Individual family and group Carol Root new probation officer counselling Are also a parts of roots social work background. Beyond Southern Highlands she worked at the Beckley child care Center and for the South Carolina department of social services. A my undergraduate degrees Are in social work and political science a she said. A this is the first Opportunity in be had to put the political science background to first hand As an officer of the court Root said her first obligation is to insure that clients follow court directives. Keeping individuals on track and helping them meet the terms of probation agreements is Foremost she said. Counselling is also an important part of the Job she said. The Range of clients is vast a from people charged with murder to individuals accused of welfare fraud. Probation officers also conduct pre sentence investigations which entails a collection of background information gathered from interviews and records searches she said. West a. Grades Low on economic report Charleston apr West Virginia suffers from chronic underinvestment and will continue its dismal economic performance according to a report released this month by a Washington research group. The report by the non profit corporation for Enterprise development gave West Virginia an Overall a minus Grade on a 4.0 scale. The 1990 development report card for the states comes on the heels of a report in the april 17 Issue of financial world that ranked West Virginia last among the states with the Best Man aged finances. Maryland ranked the top fiscal state by financial world was the Only state to earn straight a a from the Washington group. Only Louisiana with three is and a a fared worse than West Virginia. Virginia was in the top five with three is and and a. Ced researchers gathered statistics in More than 150 categories which were then combined into four major areas economic performance business vitality development capacity and state policy. The ced report gave West Virginiaf a for both its economic performance and capacity a d in business vitality and a c in its policies to attract new business. In the economic performance categories West Virginia ranked last in unemployment duration and 49th in unemployment rate poverty rate and amount of hazardous waste per person

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