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Bluefield Daily Telegraph (Newspaper) - February 27, 1991, Bluefield, West Virginia Power mad. Monroe residents upset about Apo line plans Region by Agenda for change. Bureaucracy reduction saves Money for state and its taxpayers opinion a-4 basketball Bluefield beavers lose sectional game to flying eagles sports a la a a a a a a a a a a a Bluff a club Dai in str graph vol. 96 no. 58 wed february 27, 1991 a a a a a a in the Gulf. Kuwait City freed War news in Brief. A a majority of . Security Council members insisted that Baghdad accept All 12 Council resolutions. On the persian Gulf crisis before a cease fire can be considered diplomats said. Iraq has announced it was withdrawing All its forces unconditionally from Kuwait in accordance with Security Council Resolution 660. . Diplomats said they hoped to hear from iraqis . Envoy about honouring the other 11 resolutions which Deal with reparations renouncing iraqi claims to Kuwait economic and military embargoes and other matters. Around the Gulf a tank Crews of the . Vii corps battered a guard division in the iraqi desert West of Kuwait a senior Pentagon official said. A news Pool report meanwhile said Republican guard units were setting up new defensive lines West of the Southern iraqi City of Basra. The Campaign appeared to be coming Down to a deadly race through the desert Between iraqi troops retreating North toward iraqis heartland and the Vii corps Armor rumbling in from the West to Cut them off. The iraqis reportedly had kuwaiti hostages in Tow. A Pentagon officials called the iraqi Rollback a a Lull Retreat Quot and the . Command in saudi Arabia said 21 iraqi divisions in Kuwait roughly 200,000 men had been a destroyed or rendered it was unclear tuesday however just How Many of the 300,000 to 400,000 iraqi troops once in Kuwait remained there. A kuwaiti resistance leaders declared late tuesday they were in control of their smoke filled capital following nearly seven months of iraqi occupation. They said fleeing iraqi troops had taken thousands of kuwaiti captives with them and left behind an armory of tanks and loaded weapons. The City appeared to have largely escaped the effects of Allied bombing but was disfigured by burned out buildings and roadblocks that iraqi occupying troops had set up. On your Calendar. Weather skies Clearing today a High a Limos today Cloudy in the morning Clearing in the afternoon. Highs in the mid-40s. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Tonight Clear wednesday night. Lows near 30. Weather package a-6 inside More on Gulf. .a-2-3 lotteries. .b-2 briefs. Money. .a-5 kitchens. .c-l-6 obituaries. .b-2 classified. .d-3-8 sports. .d-l-8 comics. To listings. Editorial. Weather. .a-6 Iraq s land mines evena3 iraqi forces withdraw from Kuwait the ground is still studded with deadly reminders of their occupation. Anti tank mines Tmn-46 Metal pressure operated can be Booby trapped pressure operated plastic set to detonate Only when heavy vehicles Cross them. Double impulse mines can be set to explode when second vehicle crosses making them hard to detect. Royal ordnance bar mine plastic hard to detect explodes when tank touches Antenna supplied by Britain to Kuwait now in the hands of the iraqis v anti personnel mines often designed to maim and not kill so that resources have to be expended recovering wounded from Battlefield -2 stake mine Vila Ella bounding mine Ozm-3 bounding mine \ / leaps up to i leaps up to eight activated by Chest height j feet in the air tripwire. Before before exploding exploding source press association Dhahran saudi Arabia apr under american and Allied fire iraqis beaten army streamed North tuesday in a headlong flight homeward abandoning Kuwait City to its Day of liberation after a Long dreadful bloody night of occupation and War. The fight raged on. A a we re going to. Attack and attack and attack a a . General vowed As marines tangled with iraqis fighting a rear guard action at Kuwait City Airport Ana As a vast .-British armoured Force collided with iraqis vaunted Republican guard somewhere to the Northwest. In one Battle tank Crews of the . Vii corps battered a guard division in the iraqi desert West of Kuwait a senior Pentagon official said. A news Pool report meanwhile said Republican guard units were setting up new defensive lines West of the Southern iraqi City of Basra. The Campaign appeared to be coming Down to a deadly race through the desert Between iraqi troops retreating North toward iraqis heartland and the Vii corps Armor rumbling in from the West to Cut them off. The iraqis reportedly had kuwaiti hostages in Tow. No one in authority was saying How deep into Iraq the Allied forces might pursue the withdrawing army. Iraqis president Saddam Hussein sought to Label the withdrawal a president Bush called it an a a outrage and said Saddam was trying to cling to formidable military Power with his pullback. Hundreds of surrendering iraqi soldiers had another word for the debacle. Bramwell Spanishburg High schools May close by James Barbery of the daily Telegraph staff . Soldiers of by Curt Barber of the daily Telegraph staff today feb. 27,5 30 . The Board of directors of Bluefield regional medical Center will meet in the Board room of the Hospital. Saturday March 2,9 a.m.-3 . Fincastle pharmacy Fincastle Turnpike Tazewell va., will have a free screening for diabetes open to the Public. For More information Call 988-3700 or 988-5961. A registered pharmacist will be on hand to answer questions. Thursday March 7,7 . The Bluefield Princeton muscular dystrophy association support group will meet in conference room c of the Bluefield regional medical Center. Guest speaker will be William Brezinski of Princeton psychiatric associates. For More information Call 487-9451. West Virginia combat units apparently were spared of casualties after an iraqi missile hit a military base in Dhahran. Saudi Arabia officials said. The missile monday Shook the building housing members of the Mounds Rifle based 152nd military police detachment said it. Col. Robert l. Patton the units commander officer. The 304th military police company which is based in Bluefield is Busy guarding and transporting prisoners of House oks health care commission Charleston apr the House of delegates on tuesday passed a Bill to establish a $750,000-a-year state health care commission rejecting complaints that the panel would be just another bureaucracy. The Bill approved 70-30 and forwarded to the Senate would form a seven member commission to draft a new state health care plan. Critics alleged the measure would increase the bureaucracy with few results. Some contended during a lengthy floor debate it is the first step toward socialized Medicine. A was the years go by it will get bigger and bigger Quot said House minority Leader Bob Burk a Wood. A once we create something it becomes increasingly difficult to get rid of War in saudi Arabia. They were Lucky enough to have nothing to do with the troops killed and injured in the recent iraqi scud attack. Dean Lawson the 304th unit administrator said according to the last piece of information he received the unit was stationed 35 to 40 Miles from the kuwaiti Border and 20 to 25 Miles from the iraqi Border. . Officials said 28 servicemen were killed and 100 wounded in the attack. Relatives of other West Virginia soldiers also Learned their loved ones were Safe. Princeton a school Board members cancelled the closure of Bramwell High school tuesday because they May be Able to move ahead with its Complete consolidation plan. After a Long executive session the Mercer county Board of education also voted to push Public hearings Back 10 Days on the proposed closing of Bramwell and Spanishburg High schools. Board president James Harrison said that the vote was added to the Agenda based on the boards expressed interest a in addressing secondary education in total and a plan for facilities in total rather than singling out any one school for the Jan. 22 Board action in voting to close Bramwell High school was taken at a time when the Board was not aware of the chances of funding. Now a in Light of the $8.8 million school building authority Grant announced one Day Ai ter the Board voted to close Bramwell a the Board is better prepared to address the closing of All High schools proposed for consolidation at one time Harrison said. In addition Harrison said that confusion regarding comprehensive facility planning reports completed in 1987 and 1988, and confusion concerning the role of the building authority in the planning of closures Factor into the rescinding of the Bramwell closing decision. A in that end a All schools will again be scheduled for Public hearings a to put it in proper on a motion entered by John Shott and seconded by Bill Seaver the Board vote 4-0-1 in favor of rescinding the action. Karen Disibbio abstained. Superintendent William Baker followed requesting that the Public hearings for school closings for Bramwell and Spanishburg High schools be reset for March 28 at 6 and 7 30 ., respectively at the Mercer county technical education Center seminar Center. To Oil imports Rise despite War staff photo by Tamula Horn breakfast views or. Richard Wolf told Bluefield chamber members tuesday morning that Oil imports continue to Rise making the nation More dependent on foreign Energy sources. By Greg Jordan of the daily Telegraph staff Bluefield a an end to the War in the persian Gulf does no to mean an end to americans Energy problems a Pioneer in alternative fuels said tuesday. Gas prices have been dropping since the crisis began aug. 2, 1990, but this is not a sign of easy times said or. Richard Wolfe president of Coal technology corporation in Bristol. A. His company Sells a Coal powered gasoline made of 9c percent unleaded Gas and 1c percent Coal liquids. A since the War started aug. 2, we have increased our importation of Oil a or. Wolfe said. A sixty percent of our Oil is now this comes to five million barrels a Day. This in turn supplies enough cars to fill four fanes of traffic stretching from new York to los angles or. Wolfe said. America pays billion alternative fuels Bill near approval by Catherine Sowers of the daily Telegraph staff Charleston a an alternative fuels Bill passed the Legislatures full finance committee tuesday and could be voted on As Early As thursday said Mercer county Del. Bill Carper. The Bill passed unanimously by the committee on business and Industry last week is sponsored by Carper and Mercer county Del. Rich Ard Flanigan. Carper said two amendments to the Bill came from the finance committee tuesday. The first would provide for a 7vfe-cent Flat tax for 10 years instead of a graduated tax. The second amendment would delay implementation of the Bill until december 1992. The amendments would provide incentive for developers to build an alternative fuels Plant in West Virginia and offer a special tax rate. Carper said. Of dollars for this Oil much of the Money is used to buy weapons. The Federal government has fresh interest in starting a National Energy policy but the one proposed by president Bush focuses a lot on Oil. Quot not one word about coals is in the present plan or. Wolfe said. Nor is there much about synthetic fuels. Many of the plans writers come from Oil producing parts of the country so Oil is their focus. West Virginia a representatives in Congress have worked to get Coal More attention. Part fear 18 months later. A i evil a a i we m editors note heart disease continues As the no. 1 killer in the United states. Although there is much to be done to save lives there has been a significant decline a about 41 percent a in death rates from coronary heart disease in the past 20 years. Contributing factors Are better drugs with better medical control of heart Dise be healthful lifestyles and education. Bluewell resident Howard Well Jan who is a former Mercer county legislator now working As administrative assistant to gov. Gaston caper ton in Charleston was one of the statistics in 1989. By Barbara Hawkins of the daily Telegraph staff Howard Wellman ran up the Steps in the West Virginia state Capitol building with the ease of it r a teenager. Grinning he said a that a what jogging every Day will do for looking outside at Capitol employees standing on the Steps smoking cigarettes because a Law now prevents smoking in Wellman Side the state government offi ii said. A before my heart attack that would have been me. 1 would have been out there eighteen months ago a before Wellman had a life threat ening heart attack he Woulff have cringed at a suggestion of jogging. Exercise had no place on his Dally a Enda. Instead he would have in a draw on his cigarette and suggested a cup of Coffee. Today Wellman is a different Man. Pounds lighter the 47-year-old government official eats healthy meals instead of indulging in fast foods. He does no to smoke or drink caffeine Coffee. He jogs daily a normally at the noon lunch break on the path along the Kanawha River usually prodding four Miles. His new life began when Charleston cardiologist or. A Wellman a-6 a we moment a a m m to a a 1 a a a a we Insi a. M a a a imbue be a a t to a a a a a a a a a a a heart attack survival prudent living minimizes risks by Barbara Hawkins of the daily Telegraph staff a prudent heart living May minimize the risk of heart disease. Millions of americans have habits that endanger their hearts. Reducing risk factors helps to avoid a heart attack. At the very least it can result in Good health and physical fitness. Here Are 5 ways listed by the american heart association j i a control High sure hypertension health problem. The be damage to blood the heart kidneys organs. Combined factors such Asoh Rette smoking High Levels or diabetes the creased. A quit cigarette medical reports a smokers have More the risk of heart Atti a prudent a-6

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