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Bluefield Daily Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 9, 1986, Bluefield, West Virginia Television refining sound into stereo programming talk about to has been around awhile a talk about watching not listening As stereo promises. Weekend c-1almost 58 and been hired fired a and in demand barely a week shy of his 58th birthday Billy Martin is being courted by Seattle and the Chicago White sox. Sports b-7ishtcftcl� Laito Digraph a 1986 Bluefield daily Telegraph a All rights reserved Friday May 9, 1986 Bluefield . 25 cent economic revival twofold shrinking labor Pool growing service sector . Times news service Charleston a in decades past West virginians pointed to the gilded dome of their state Capitol As a Symbol of the considerable Pride they have always taken in their state. But As the Coal Economy crumbled Over the years and the states Pride with it the Gold Leaf peeled off the dome. Gov. Arch a. Moore or. Has Long wanted to re gild it but has resisted because of How that might look in a state whose unemployment rate led the nation. Now at last Moore has ordered new Gold Leaf. He decided to a go for the Gold because West Virginia a unemployment rate for the first time since 1982, is not the country a highest and is dropping. That is the Best economic news the state has had in a Long time. The change has come in part because Louisiana is suffering from the collapse in Oil prices and is now no. 1. However the drop in West Virginia a unemployment rate has been not just relative but real substantial and steady statistics show. Dudley change of image b-1 a a the reason economists and officials say is twofold. Since 1980 thousands of unemployed workers have fled the shrinking manufacturing and Coal industries that once formed West Virginia a economic base. They have been forced to do so because Coal and manufacturing have undergone yet another contraction perhaps a final one. Leaner and More stable than before those industries Are nevertheless shadows of their former selves when it comes to providing jobs. Many of the workers squeezed out by this latest contraction have left the state. Others retired. At the same time the service sector of the Economy is growing significantly creating new jobs for those who remain in the states reduced work Force. Employment in service occupations grew 6 percent in 1985, and state officials Hope that is a foretaste of things to come. What this signifies say the experts is that the West Virginia Economy like that of the Northeast has undergone a fundamental even historic shift in character. The 1980�?Ts, they say has been a period of painful readjustment to the contraction in mining and manufacturing. They believe that the worst is Over and that the future lies in activities ranging from tourism to health care to research to High technology. The state has barely embarked on that Post Industrial Road however. Despite the dropping unemployment rate it is still in please see revival a-2 panel oks spending plan a pm. A a. I m m m Washington apr the democratic controlled House budget committee pushed aside Republican complaints thursday and approved a fiscal 1987 budget that would slash military spending freeze or trim most Domestic programs and embrace a tax increase to reduce the deficit. By a party line 21-11 vote the panel agreed to the $994.2 billion spending plan proposed by committee chairman William h. Gray Iii a a. It would reduce the deficit next year to $137 billion $7 billion below the Senate budget passed last week and Well within the statutory limit of $144 billion. Action by the full House is expected within two weeks. As a series of gop amendments to sharply alter the plan were Defeated rep. Delbert l. Latta of Ohio the panels senior Republican complained a we were getting rolled All Day by the democratic majority. Gray however Gray defended the plan saying a it would result in a lower deficit than the Senate plan and achieves this by spreading the cuts More cuts Are divided almost equally Between defense and Domestic a contrast that with the Senate budget which places 86 percent of the cuts on the non military Side of the budget a said House majority Leader Jim Wright a Texas a member of the committee. The democratic plan would Cut military budget authority next year to $285 billion $1.8 billion below the current level and $3 billion of that would be held in abeyance until the Pentagon agrees to an audit of How past years increases were spent. The Senate approved a $301 billion budget for the military while president Reagan requested $320 billion in budget authority which includes some Money actually spent Over several years. The Low House figure would constrain new military programs but actual outlays of Cash during the year would Rise $6.7 billion to $276.2 billion. Even before the committees final vote defense Secretary Caspar w. Weinberger blasted the package As 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 released by Pentagon spokesman Robert Sims Weinberger added the proposal a would destroy the recent and impressive momentum we have made in rearming America by squandering part of the dollars invested in defense in the past five Weinberger said the committee action represented a decline from last years level of military spending that 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 rep. Marvin Leath a Texas a conservative who often sides with republicans on defense issues said controls Over the military spending please see spending a-2e doctors hopeful remedies will forestall cancellations staff photo by Mark Shelton up up and away three Hundred balloons containing messages warning against driving and drinking were released thursday by students from Tazewell and Bland counties. The mass release at the Tazewell county vocational Center was sponsored by the Vica safety club along with the local chapter of Sadd students against drunk driving. Ukrainian Premier cites Low radiation by Elaine Thompson of the daily Telegraph staff local Hospital administrators and physicians Are developing alternative measures to lighten the effects of impending mass cancellations of professional liability insurance in West Virginia that become effective May 31. However skip Voggesberger president of Mcdonough Caperton Shepherd insurance group a which writes most medical malpractice insurance policies in the state a said he feels confident if certain amendments to Senate Bill 714 Are approved during the special legislative session this month insurance cancellations will be rescinded. On thursday the state supreme court in a unanimous decision ordered a temporary injunction to keep five insurance companies that had threatened to cancel or not renew policies from pulling out of the state. The court was acting on an Appeal filed by the state attorney general a office. A Kanawha county circuit court had earlier denied a request by the state to keep the companies from cancelling policies. The High courts action returns the Case to the lower court for further action. Continental casualty co., National fire insurance co., american casualty co., St. Paul fire and Marine insurance co. And Ohio please see doctors a-3e readings delayed evacuation Kiev .s.r. Apr no one was evacuated immediately from the chernobyl nuclear Plant area because initial radiation checks after the reactor explosion and fire showed a nothing to fear a the ukrainian Premier said thursday. Additional stories.c-6 Alexander Lyashkov said the evacuation order for the immediate area was Given april 27, the Day after the Accident and that people More than six Miles away were not told to leave until a week after the disaster. Reports thursday said changing winds had carried higher Levels of radiation to Kiev the ukrainian capital of 2.4 million people 80 Miles South of the chernobyl Plant. Health precautions were imposed in the City and thousands of people were reported fleeing. Lyashkov told a visiting group of Western reporters the first allowed into the Ukraine since the Accident that the reactor fire was a practically stopped and radiation was a stable with a tendency the reactor Core meltdown at chernobyl spewed a Cloud of invisible radioactivity Over Europe but the soviet Union did not report it until please see evacuation a-2 radiation risk a Short term effects within hours victims May suffer nausea diarrhoea fatigue. Later symptoms include hair loss fever internal bleeding. Depending on level of exposure victims May die from two weeks to two months after exposure. Death can result from infections due to weakening of the immune system. A Long term effects several months after exposure to moderate radiation victims May suffer cataracts anaemia infertility. Years later cancer or leukaemia May occur. A treatments Range from use of antibiotics blood transfusions and drugs that remove radioactive substances from body to isolation in special microbe free Hospital rooms and Bone marrow transplants. A cancer risk radiation can alter molecular Structure of Dan causing cells to become cancerous. Different types of radioactivity affect specific body tissues. A chernobyl Accident Light weight iodine and cerium isotopes have been detected in parts of Europe. Other radioactivity May have come from burning reactor. Portions of the body most vulnerable to radioactive isotopes a a a 131 Bone atrium 90 strontium 90 kidneys ovaries ruthenium iodine 131 106 ruthenium 106 cerium 137 .-a3&3"s _ Chicago Tribune graphic source Chicago Tribune news reports officials decline comment report describes Basic charges in City a very High by Pat Cecil of the daily Telegraph staff Bluefield City officials have declined comment on a published report that ranks the City a very High in Basic government charges per capita in West Virginia. Prepared by municipal analysis systems inc., of Austin Texas the 1986 edition of a governments in West Virginia shows the City a Basic government charge per capita is $168. According to company president Greg Michels the City ranks in the states top two percentile for a High Basic government charges and in the nations two top Michels said the report specifies the average citizen in Bluefield pays $168 in charges to the City each year Over and above property taxes. Michels said he was not aware of any City in West Virginia of the same population size that has a higher Basic government charge. He said Only 2 percent of the cities in the country have higher Basic government charges. Michels said his Agency compared Bluefield to All other cities with the same demographic makeup. The City a population is 16,060, according to City manager Fred Burton. According to Michels Bluefield a Basic government charges for Basic services including inspection regulations courts streets Parks sewage and sanitation were compared to All other cities in the nation that have a population of 10,000 to 50,000 persons. He said average workers earn an annual salary of please see report a-2 support from family and friends helps elderly study says Washington a More than nine tenths of elderly people who live alone have visits or Telephone chats with family and friends social support that May help them live longer says a study released thursday. There is evidence that a people who have a lot of friends and relatives and who see a lot of them Are Likely to live longer than those who Seldom visit with Friend or relatives.,�?� it said. A a. Elderly people who perceive a High level of social support have lower mortality rates a said the study by the National Center for health statistics. The conclusions were based on a Survey of 42,000 . Households Between january and june 1984. A Overall 88 percent of the people living alone had gotten together either with family or with friends and neighbors during the two weeks prior to the interview a it said. Please see support a-2 outside. The forecast for today Calls for a mixture of Clouds and Sunshine. Temperatures will be pleasantly Cool. The High will be 69. A few Patchy Clouds tonight. The Low will be a Cool 45 degrees. Weather a-8i inside. Some flee some await wave thousands of Pacific coast residents fled to higher ground after sirens and loudspeakers warned them of a tidal wave triggered by earthquakes off the Aleutian islands but the biggest wave to hit the beaches was a human one. National a-8 sex state official Bills office former state development director Jack redline charged his office $23,245 for 72 flights he made to Wheeling near his Home in Steubenville Ohio reports say. Region b-1 our opinion our space program has been grounded probably for at least a year and possibly longer. The programs enormous successes Over the past 25 years have been overshadowed by its relatively few failures most of which have occurred this year. We believe Nasa eventually will recover and the program will continue. Editorial a-4 classified.c-5�?16 comics.a-7 crossword.a-7 dear abby.a-7 editorials.a-4 horoscope.a-7 obituaries.a-2 sport�.b-6�?8 stocks.a-8 the region.b-1 weather.a-8 vol. 91, no. 129

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