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Bluefield Daily Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 30, 1990, Bluefield, West Virginia shuttle liftoff cancelled after leak discovery i nation a-2 rebuttal. Nursing Homes Quot hts respond to report ? on conditions / Region b-1 he a out. Davey Johnson gets Pink slip in new York / sports d-1 wednesday a May 30, 1990 35 cents Good morning balloon Only clue on Clown killer Wellington Fla. Apr a balloon carrying Clown fatally shot a woman in the face and left few clues to the killing that has stunned this wealthy Community police said tuesday. On saturday morning someone wearing a Clown suit and mask carrying foil balloons and a Basket of red and White carnations shot Marlene Warren when she opened the door of her Home in the exclusive Aero club neighbourhood police said. A a we re still out there going crazy still plugging away a Palm Beach county sheriffs it. Lou Sessa said. Mrs. Warren 40, was pronounced dead late monday at Palms West Hospital in Loxahatchee Palm Beach county sheriffs spokesman Bob Ferrell said. The Only clue to the Case so far is a balloon a bearing a picture of Snow White and the seven dwarfs a that store owners say is not commonly sold authorities said. Sunny warmer today a High 60s today sunny and warmer conditions expected for today. Highs in the upper 60s. Tonight mostly Clear and remaining Cool with lows in the mid-40s. Weather package a-6 Section a Section b briefs. .a-2 Region. .b-1 daily record. .a-3 obituaries. .b-2 opinion. A-4 lottery. .b-2 Money. .a-5 tourism. .b-3 weather. A-6 calendars. B-6 Section c Section d kitchens. Cd sports. .d-1 homemakers .c-2 classified. .d-5 vol. 95, no. 150 Ealy murder trial held up lawyer tries again for acquittal by Eddie Lee Isom of the daily Telegraph staff Tazewell a. A the defense lawyer for accused murderer Sam Ealy tried again tuesday to have his client acquitted of murder charges citing new information uncovered by the defense Over the weekend. Defense lawyer Tom Scott of Grundy va., made the request tuesday before a packed courtroom on what was originally scheduled As the first Day of trial for Ealy a charged with capital murder in the Shotgun slayings of three Pocahontas family members last year. Scott a request was based on information he uncovered late Friday that other suspects had been implicated for the killings and that there was alleged a a misconduct in the Way Law enforcement officials investigated the crimes. Ealy 27, of Pocahontas is also charged with three counts of first degree murder and three counts of using a firearm in commission of a murder for the killings of Robert Davis Una Mae Davis and 14-year-old Bobby Hopewell on april 16. 1989. Scott s request tuesday has delayed the trial. A i think its fair to say the trial has been postponed indefinitely at this Point Quot Scott told reporters during one of his Many conferences with them in front of the courthouse. Scott and Tazewell county Commonwealth s attorney Tom Bowen will present closing arguments in the defense lawyers request for an acquittal today at 9 30 . Circuit court judge Don Mullins will a Ealy a-3 Gilmore a Specter lurks in Case by Barbara Hawkins of the daily Telegraph staff Tazewell a the Shadow of former Pocahontas va., mayor Charlie Gilmore hovered Over pre trial proceedings in the Sam Ealy murder Case at the Tazewell county courthouse tuesday. Gilmore currently serving a prison term on a Federal drug Kingpin conviction apparently will be a dominating figure in any future trial regarding the april 1989 triple slayings of Robert and Una Mae Davis and her son Bobby Hopewell because of his links with key figures in the Case. Several witnesses called to testify tuesday by Ealya a defense attorney Tom Scott spoke of Gilmore and the various roles he has played in the spiralling homicide Case that has dipped into area drug investigations. References were made to the a Money Quot that people suspect the murderer s sought at the Davis Home belonging to Gilmore and Scott claimed that the former mayor had attempted to a a bribe a witness with $10,000. Gilmore a name was on the lips of both witnesses and spectators. Many in the crowd wondered aloud if Gilmore would be a witness. As the proceedings continued questions raised by Scott made an already complicated triple homicide even More confusing to spectators. At one Point when Scott told sheriff . Osborne that the reason everybody was gathered in the courtroom was Quot we re All Here to get the truth the sheriff raised eyebrows and comments from spectators when he replied Quot it will be pretty hard to find in this staff photo by Phil Farmer Sam Ealy walks to the courthouse tuesday morning. Tourism will it pave the Road of West Virginia recovery solutions by Cheryl Caswell Charleston Bureau Charleston Apas West Virginia a traditional industries lose footing tourism and the jobs it can weave into the Economy May pave the Road to better times. It is being done elsewhere and quite successfully. Travel and tourism already Are the largest employers in 13 states according to the travel Industry association of America. The wage and salary income from tourism surpasses that of the nations steel and Auto manufacturing industries combined. Americans spend $893 million a Day on travel and tourism. It is predicted that by the turn of the Century tourism will be the primary Industry worldwide. West Virginia located within 500 Miles of half the country a population be in a better place at a better time. A a without question West Virginia has assets. The Basic features Are Ideal for tourism attraction. For anyone to say we can to do it is just uninformed a said Rudy Henley chairman of the recreation and tourism committee of the West Virginia chamber of Commerce. The states tourism strategy has always focused primarily on promoting West Virginia a capacity to deliver Mother nature a the Rivers the forests Hunting and fishing opportunities camping backpacking biking skiing caving and climbing. Lisa Reuter May a travel writer for the Columbus Ohio dispatch recently called the Gauley River a the Best place to be in America if you love White water a one of the fastest growing segments of tourism is adventure vacations Quot Henley said. For the 1990s tourism part 3 a related stories Page b-3 a the marketing Effort in West Virginia is right on target. West Virginia has the Opportunity to become a real outdoor travel destination. A but to make it something that works the state needs better marketing a better product better financing to allow sound businesses to get going. There Isnit enough support at the local level a he said. In Fayette county Howard Campbell would agree. With his son Campbell operates a rafting business but he sees the Promise of much bigger development in the new River Gorge area. A very few people in West Virginia Are willing to risk their Money on development a he said. Quot in a willing to take a risk to develop services near the Gorge for the thousands of taxpayers who own the National but Campbells suggestions of campgrounds restaurants. Gift shops hostels and condominiums have met with resistance from his neighbors who prefer their quiet and secluded if economically depressed lifestyle. Pre Summit snags continue Washington a lagging talks to Cut troops and tanks in Europe got a pre Summit boost tuesday but a half dozen Tough strategic weapons issues remained unsettled As negotiators pressed against a fast approaching deadline. The talks held for a third Day under tight secrecy at the state department focused on the two main arms control areas a . And soviet conventional forces in Europe and the two superpowers arsenals of Globe girdling nuclear missiles bombers an submarines. Two Days before opening his Summit with Mikhail s. Gorbachev president Bush met with leaders of the Pentagon state department and Cia for an update on deep economic and political troubles in the soviet Union. The Only non Summit appointment on Bush a schedule was the presentation of diplomatic credentials from new ambassadors including Aleksandr Bessmer Nyoh of the soviet Union. Gorbachev meanwhile arrived in Ottawa for a 29-hour visit and talks with Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney. A this is a time of dramatic change in the world a the soviet president said after escorting his wife Raisa from their Ilyushin 62 aircraft. The soviet Leader appearing tired after a Long flight expressed Hope for a a new level of commenting on political de a laser photo Gorbachev greets people on the streets of Ottawa. Velo ments Back Home Gorbachev told reporters he was a somewhat concerned by Boris n. Yeltsin a Victory Over Gorbachev a own candidate in parliamentary elections for the presidency of Russia. But he also said Yeltsin had had to a adjust his position quite seriously Over the past few Days and has adjusted to the on Capitol Hill in washing ton Senate Republican Leader Bob Dole said Gorbachev was in a much weaker position than when he last visited 2 i years ago. A Bush has 1,000 Points of Light and Gorbachev has 1,000 problems a Dole said alluding to shortages of consumer goods ethnic unrest and Yeltsin a political ascent. A a we la be watching closely a Dole quipped. Graham High school wont move far by Curt Barber of the daily Telegraph staff after an hour Long meeting in executive session the Tazewell county school Board approved a new site for a High school to replace the current Graham High school in Blue Field va., tuesday. The Board chose the current athletic Field at Graham High school As the new site. The current High school had been closed for repairs in 1989 and reopened in 1990 before the Board decided to look for a new site. Tazewell county superintendent of schools Frank a. Cosby said the Board took several weeks looking at various possible site for the school. A we looked at six or seven Sites and Felt the present site was the Best for our purposes Quot he said. A it took a lot of time doing that part six or eight Cosby said the Board has no Concrete estimates As to How much it will Cost but said a Ballpark figure would be up to $2 million in preparing the area and around $7.5 million to $9 million to construct the building. He said the Board is looking at a facility of approximately 125,000 a queue feel Ai about $75 per Square foot. Quot the next step if arranging the financing a Cosby said. He said after the executive session the Board met approved the Graham High school athletic Field site and directed him to Start the financing procedure. The financing will probably come through a loan from the state and Bond Sale through the state Cosby said. A if everything goes according to plan we should have a contract late next Spring Quot he said. Cosby said it will probably take about 15 months to Complete the facility after the con i act has been accepted. Joblessness up in Mercer Down in state staff and wire reports fifteen West Virginia counties had an unemployment rate of 5 percent or less in april Down five counties from March the division of employment Security said tuesday. State statistics showed the unemployment rate dropped four tenths of a percentage Point to 6.1 percent in april the lowest for the month since 1979, the division said. Federal statistics calculated on a different basis showed unemployment dropped to 6.7 percent in april from 7.6 percent in March. But while state unemployment figures were Down four tenths figures were up in Mercer and Monroe counties. Mercer county a unemployment rate was 6.6 percent up 1.1 percent from the 1989 annual average and Monroe county showed an increase of 1.8 percent from the 1989 average up to 6.7 percent. Mcdowell Wyoming and Raleigh counties All showed a decrease in unemployment rates. The 1989 average was 12.6 percent in Mcdowell county 13.2 percent in Wyoming county and 7.5 percent in Raleigh county. Those counties were Down to 11.7, 10.3 and 7.3 percent respectively. Counties with an unemployment rate of 5 percent or less were Berkeley Brooke Cabell Hancock Hardy Jefferson Kanawha Mineral Monon Galia Monroe Morgan Ohio Pendleton Preston and Wood the division said. Pendleton county was the lowest at 2.1 percent followed by Monon Galia county at 2.4 percent. New counties on the list Are Berkeley Brooke Monroe Preston and Wood. The state statistics showed 12 counties had an unemployment rate of 10 percent or More in april Barbour Braxton Calhoun Clay Mcdowell Nicholas Pocahontas Randolph Roane Webster Wirt and Wyoming. Webster county had the highest rate at 13.8 percent. T i

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