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Bluefield Daily Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 20, 1983, Bluefield, West Virginia Plu Effelb jail re Rico Raph vol. Xxxviii no. 140 Bluefield ., Friday morning May 20,1983 cents 7 c cents daily a j sunday Monroe Farmers up in arms Over sheep killing dogs Palace gardens in Virginia. Tulips and Spring Flowers Bloom in the gardens of the governors Palace in colonial Williamsburg a. President Reagan will escort each of various Heads of state attending the International economic Summit through the Garden. The Summit is later this month. It a laser photo by Chris Morris daily trl graph staff writer Greenville a local banners Here in this Small Monroe county Community Are arming themselves when working in their Fields. The reason is they Are hoping for a shot at at least one of the roving dogs that continue to kill livestock Here. Austin Bradley a Farmer who lost an estimated $5,000 in livestock last summer says that he doubts he will raise any More sheep because of the wild dogs. A a in a Kinda leery of buying any More sheep because of what happened last summer. I lost $3,000 in just one night and i can to afford for something like that to happen again a a he said. According to Bradley the wild dogs have killed at least six sheep this month and will probably continue to cause damage. Bradley says the dogs Are about the same size As a full grown German Shepherd but have a mix of Coyote in them. Bradley believes the Coyote blood in the dogs is the cause of their Bloodthirsty behaviour. A when the dogs kill livestock they do not eat them they just kill it and leave the dogs Are described As having a Large head with straight pointed ears and a Tail that curls above the Back. They have been spotted Many times but nobody has captured or killed one. Bradley who has seen the dogs Only once believes they Are from the same litter because they All Are the same color and All looked similar. He thinks the pack consists of six to eight dogs but there have been reports of As Many As 20 in a pack. During the Winter and Spring the dogs mostly fed on Deer and groundhogs Bradley said but he feels that if the Farmers begin to raise sheep the dogs will attack them again. According to Bradley the Farmers who live in the area Are not raising As Many sheep As before and the main reason is the dogs. Sheep Cost anywhere from $25 for a Young Lamb and up to $70 for a full grown sheep. Because of the killings last summer Farmers Are starting to use their own methods to rid the area of the dogs. A a we be set traps used our own Hunting dogs to track them and some Farmers have illegally left Poison out in Hopes of killing at least one of them. Page two column five Tazewell native is aids victim Roanoke apr a Man who died at a Roanoke Hospital May be the first person to die in Virginia after contracting acquired immune deficiency syndrome a state health official said thursday. Aids which has no cure is a highly fatal disease transmitted by sexual Contact drug use and blood transfusions. It has been identified in male homosexuals haitian refugees some drug abusers and Haemophiliacs. The victim from Tazewell county in southwestern Virginia came Home from new York after being diagnosed As a victim of aids and died of infection at Roanoke memorial Hospital said Casey Riley supervisor of the state health departments venereal disease division. The unidentified Man was confirmed As an aids victim by Hospital spokesman Vance Whitfield and or. Boyd Francis Hospital epidemiologist. If confirmed by the state health department it would b the first death from aids in Virginia Riley said. The Man was diagnosed with aids in new York returned to Tazewell county where he saw a private physician and was sent to the Roanoke Hospital Riley said. Riley said the Man apparently died late last week or Early this week. Whitfield said thursday night he could not determine the exact Date of death. There have been four other aids cases reported in Virginia this year and three were reported last year Riley said but All of those victims Are alive. Page two column eight finance does away with Rockefeller Job plan Charleston A the House finance committee on thursday scuttled gov. Jay Rockefeller a proposal to borrow $25 million to pay for most of a jobs program for the unemployed. The committee then began an attempt to assemble a pay As you go program by cutting the 1983-84 state budget that the legislature passed in March. Rockefeller asked the special legislative session that opened tuesday to set up a $47 million jobs and retraining program for the unemployed especially those who have exhausted their jobless benefits. He proposed borrowing $25 million from the state Board of investments which administers the state investment Pool to pay most of the states share of the program. The rest would be paid with Federal funds primarily from the jobs Bill recently passed by Congress. Rockefeller proposed repaying the investment Pool loan out of state Revenue in future fiscal years. But the Bill to authorize the loan was postponed indefinitely by a 17-5 House finance committee vote thursday afternoon. The action taken on a motion by committee vice chairman George Farley a Wood shelves the Bill As far As the committee is concerned. A Senate House collision Over jobs program financing was foreshadowed when at about the same time that the House committee acted the Senate finance committee voted the same loan authorization Bill to the Senate floor with a passage recommendation. The Senate committee acted without a Roll Call vote. At the outset of the House finance committee meeting chairman Charles m. Polan jr., a Cabell summed up the committee situation regarding the jobs program. Polan said there was a substantial interest in pursuing a jobs program but a difference of opinion on How it should be he said there were three options for providing the state share a Rockefeller a borrowing proposal new taxes or a to try to fund. On a pay As you go basis with existing after the committee approved Farley a motion to reject borrowing Polan directed the panel to separate into subcommittees to begin looking for places to squeeze Money from the budget act of fiscal 1983-84. Put aside at least for the time being was any discussion of new taxes to finance the program. Rockefeller told the lawmakers tuesday that he would reject any Bill to raise taxes. Polan said he could already see places to capture $16.4 million from the budget without a making any hard he mentioned such items As $3.7 million of interest earned on social Security Matching payments awaiting remittance by the state to the Federal government and $1.6 million of accumulated interest in a department of natural resources fund. Senate votes Down All budget choices Washington apr the Republican controlled Senate zoomed toward budget deadlock thursday night rejecting first a Low tax spending plan backed by its gop leadership and then a blueprint that called for $74 billion in tax increases Over three years to reduce swollen Federal deficits. The vote to kill the leadership a plan with deficits soaring beyond $200 billion by the end of the decade was 53-46. The Roll Call on the higher tax alternative with lower deficits was 52-48 against. With time running out in the Long budget debate the Republican leadership was ready to try again to win approval of its plan this time presenting it As a last gasp Hope for the Senate to approve any Type of budget this year. It was the second week in a Row in which the Senate voted Down All choices on the budget outline for next year. The leadership a plan lost on the first round thursday when 10 republicans joined a solid Block of democratic opposition. The second proposal offered by sen. Slade Gorton r-wash., was doomed when not enough democrats joined forces with Republican moderates to support it. Many democrats hoping to shield themselves from president Reagan a criticism prefer not to approve a budget that does no to have the stamp of approve of the gop Senate leadership. The democratic controlled House already has approved a budget that provides a tax boost of $30 billion next year with a deficit of $174.5 billion. A the five year deficits will be $1 trillion a sen. Lawton Chiles d-fla., scoffed As debate began on the proposal. A is that any Way to improve the recovery a he asked. The plan proposed by the moderate republicans also similar to one rejected last week provided for a $9 billion increase in taxes in the 1984 fiscal year beginning oct. 1. Elsewhere the Senate defense appropriations subcommittee approved a measure that would give the Pentagon an extra $453.6 million to keep production of Pershing 2 nuclear missiles alive past this month. The action Marks a restoration of All but $25 million of the funds that Congress deleted last december. On another defense Issue Stansfield Turner Cia director during the Carter administration and retired adm. Noel Gaylor former director of the National Security Agency told the House foreign affairs committee there is no evidence that the my missile will Force the soviet Union to bargain on arms control. Instead Turner said the chief result of building the 10-warhead my would be a to make the soviets nervous because they would think we want to develop a first strike in Domestic affairs sen. Edward Kennedy d-mass., criticized the Reagan administrations plan to increase some fees for medicaid and medicare patients saying the proposals could prevent poor people from getting medical treatment. The medicare proposals Call for a patient to pay a larger share of the Cost of Short Hospital stays in Exchange for medicare coverage of catastrophic hospitalization lasting longer than 60 Days. 29 tornadoes smash across Dixie Friday a High temperatures rain showers Snow flurries National weather service Noaa u s dept of Commerce by the associated press a swarm of at least 29 tornadoes shattered houses and businesses in Small towns scattered across Dixie and Flash floods from up to 7.5 inches of rain thursday chased hundreds of people from their Homes and blocked highways. At least four people were killed and nine were injured in two Days of violent thunderstorms spitting twisters Hail and heavy Rains across Texas Louisiana Mississippi Alabama Tennessee Kentucky and Missouri. The dead included two children who drowned when they fell into a rain swollen Creek in Missouri. Thousands of Homes went dark As the twisters snapped Power lines uprooted Trees and toppled Mobile Homes. Boats plucked residents to safety thursday in Birmingham ala., where water in the Eastern part of the City was up to the windows of cars and one school had to be evacuated. In the Huntsville ala., suburb of Madison near the marshal space flight Center residents of a nursing Home were rolled in their wheelchairs through knee deep water to escape the flooding. Many highways in the Northern part of the state were blocked. In Colorado and Wyoming where a rare blizzard buried some areas with up to 2 feet of Snow earlier in the week More Snow fell with up to 10 inches expected in the mountains. It was another hot Day in Southern California where temperatures of 92 degrees in downtown los Angeles on wednesday sent 400,000 people to the beaches. The heat also was blamed for cracking the Cliffs at Malibu causing landslides that closed the Pacific coast Highway for the fourth time in 11 Days. Fronts cold warm occluded stationary i partly Cloudy warm and humid today with a Chance of afternoon showers. Highs will be in the upper 70s. Mostly Cloudy with occasional rain tonight lows around 60. Partly Cloudy with rain Likely on saturday highs in the mid 70s. The extended forecast for sunday and monday Calls for fair and cooler both Days highs in the Low 70s and lows in the upper 40s. Tazewell gets food shelter fund Index bridge.10 editorials. Bulletin Board.5 obituaries. Classified.15-19 Public record. Comics.21 school. Crossword.20 society. Dearabby.21 sports. Dixon.21 stocks. Or. Lamb.21 to listings. 4 2 3 6 8 .13-15 9 20 by Wilson Ramsey daily Telegraph staff writer Tazewell a. A Tazewell county has been chosen to receive $26,569.24 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area officials confirmed on thursday. The selection was made by a National Board made up of National voluntary organizations and chaired by the Federal emergency management Agency Fema. This Board was charged to distribute $50 million which was appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of feeding and shelter programs in High need areas around the county. A local Board made up of the United Way of Southwest Virginia the county administrator Tazewell ministerial association Tazewell county development corp., the Tazewell county office on youth and family services the Tazewell county chapter of the american red Cross helpline Tazewell county prenatal project office of spouse abuse and the association for retarded citizens determines How the funds awarded to the county Are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter program run by private voluntary organizations in the area. The terms of the Grant from the National Board that local organizations chosen to receive funds must be nonprofit have a voluntary Board have an accounting system and conduct an annual audit practice nondiscrimination and have demonstrated the capacity to deliver food and shelter programs. The Rev. Louie Benoit a local Catholic priest said the local Board was formed tuesday and he was named chairman. The Board met thursday to allocate funds to the various agencies. Funds were allocated As follows Tazewell ministerial association #2,569.24 Richlands ministerial association $3,000 Pocahontas Christmas tree organization $2,000 abbs Valley Boissevain a inspiration group $2,000 and the remainder to the Tazewell county development corp. A these funds Are for the emergency food and shelter Only a Rev. Benoit said. A they Are designated to be distributed by non profit Page two column five the National weather service said 5 to 7 inches of rain fell in much of in Wisiana Mississippi and Alabama with 7.5 inches reported in Baldwyn miss. A when i stepped out of bed i stepped into a puddle of water a said Justice court judge Shirley Neal in i Lexington miss., where 250 residents fled As Black Creek spilled Over its Banks in the worst flooding in that City in almost 50 years. A i though i was dreaming. Then i realized what was happening. People were going House to House telling everybody to get the water Rose almost 3 feet deep inside the Fleetwood Mobile Home factory and appliances were seen Bobbing Down the Creek. In the Mississippi Delta authorities said 150 Homes in Warren county already had As much As 5 feet of water inside or were in a imminent danger of flooding. Dozens of families were driven from their Homes in Delhi 1., and in Western Kentucky 30 families were evacuated from their Homes in Russellville Clinton and Hickman. In Central Tennessee 10 people were forced out in Haywood county and others prepared to leave their Homes in Nashville. One of at least eight twisters to hit Mississippi in two Days swooped Down on suburban Madison 10 Miles North of the state capital of Jackson in the pre Dawn hours. In just 10 seconds it destroyed six houses and damaged 23 others in a subdivision of ranch style Homes in the $70,000 to $80,000 Range. V a. J

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