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Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - August 25, 1987, Blytheville, ArkansasCourier news a it a j is Irin till Tow it Ltd in ii it it iii s of Mississippi comity and the Boll incl owned managed and printed in Blytheville Arkansas /1 it a 2, it Blytheville Arkansas 72315 a Park newspaper vol. 93 no. 923518pages, 3sections, tuesday august25,1987 bus cd iii us us Ksn mgr in Story Page 10 pm dateline registrar kits he re All persons who have volunteered to be Deputy voter registrars Are being asked to go to the Mississippi county clerk s office to be sworn in and to pick up registration kits said county clerk Joann Morgan. Quot if it is not convenient for you to come into the office quot said Morgan quot Call our office 762-2411 in Blytheville and 563-2242 in Osceola and make arrangements to get your kits. Mistake news briefs twin Nail Flowers Homeowner Leon Robertson called courier news yesterday afternoon to complain that the City had just Cut Down a bed of Verbenia he s been Downing cultivating the past four or five years. Here Robertson examines the the shreds of the Flowers past glory. Ugh sets Soal of $310,009 mis Piccinni tin into Mississippi county Community College registration for fall classes will continue until 7 tonight at the main Campus in Blytheville on South Highway 61, said Macc officials. Classes begin tomorrow. For More information about registering persons May Call the College at 762-1020. Rotary drive on Blytheville rotarians again in 1987-88 Are pushing supp ii for rotary International s polio plus program. Over a five year period the Blytheville club has pledged $35,000 to the program said Van 0. Parker recently elected rotary president Here to succeed Jim Tompkins. Other new officers include Don Quarles president elect Harold Wright vice president Dave Simmons Secretary. Elected As directors were Bruce Young Jay Ziolko and Jerry Bohannon. In Missouri Susnea killed st. Louis a Robert Bienkowski 26, a suspected killer whom police informants had said bragged that he would never be taken alive was shot to death in a shootout with police. Bienkowski who had been sought for murder since the killing of Lus former Girlfriend Deborah Miner july 12, was killed monday in a Hail of police gunfire outside a Southside bar authorities said. Police said they received an Anonymous tip that Bienkowski had been seen in the area and several cars were dispatched to search for him. Sgt. Gary Schubert and officer James Carroll who were checking a tavern walked in the front door and saw Bienkowski at the rear of the bar playing Pool said capt. Charles Mccrary. Mccrary said the officers followed As Bienkowski ran out a rear door. The suspect fired several shots at the officers with a .45-caliber automatic pistol Mccrary said and then look cover behind two parked cars across the Street. At that Point authorities said an off duty officer who was driving by went to the Aid of the uniformed officers and they fired four or five shots at Bienkowski fatally wounding him. There were no other injuries Mccrary said. Blytheville United Way of greater Blytheville has set this year s pledge goal at $310,000, $20,000 More than last year s goal us Campaign chairman Jim Mcmahan told reps from us agencies yesterday. Two new agencies have been added to this year s roster the Blytheville Fine arts Council which will be allocated $5,000 from us coffers and North Mississippi county unit of the american cancer society $22,000. A macs us share also includes some $15,000 in National acs contributions it was pointed out. Thus the us Pilot nut Only represents about $7,000 in additional us Money. Though it is us policy that member agencies not solicit contributions independently the quot partnership quot agreement with pay pcs will allow the society to continue with its traditional educational and fund raising efforts though some programs such As the annual quot lockup quot have been cancelled. Providence maternity Home a us member last year has closed its doors. Other agencies that will receive us Money include air Force Muf youth Center $9,000 american red Cross $37,390 arthritis foundation $4,000 boy scouts $5,000 East Arkansas area Agency on aging $1,840 focus on children $12,500 girl scouts $12,500 Giri scout Little House $3,000 Gosnell youth $800 miss co recovery Center $5,500 miss co special workshop $14,000 a sep $800 special olympics $5,000 step ahead $5,000 scan $14,000 Uso $500 ,$48,000. Us expenses Are figured at $26,000 and quot shrinkage quot at $21,670. The Campaign s Volunteer Kickoff will be sept. 9 at West or. High school. Present will be the Blytheville High school football team and new coach and it is hoped the school Pep band. Officially the latest us Campaign will kick off at the annual Chickasaw Chili Kookoff sponsored once More by the Blytheville Jaycees for the Benefit of us. The Kookoff is slated for oct.3. Downing this year s $310,000 goal by United Way is $20,000 More than last year. Campaign chairman Jim Mcmahan standing told members yesterday. Last year s chairman and this year s us president Steve Bell look on. Blytheville quot i m real sorry we Cut the Man s Flower bed Down quot said Public works supervisor Dwayne Painter this morning when asked asked about the ruined Flowers at the Leon and Janet Robertson House at the Corner of first and Davis streets. Armed with a Weed eater a Public works employee who Cut the Flower bed yesterday afternoon had been instructed to Clear obstructions around Stop signs at the intersection. Though the bed was at the intersection said Painter it was not considered an obstruction and cutting the Flowers was a mistake in judgment. Quot i m going to put me a sign up Here and say the City Cut Down these Flowers quot said Robertson yesterday afternoon shortly after the onslaught. Quot we be had that Flower bed the last four or five years quot said Robertson. Quot we keep the weeds pulled up. Why does t the City Cut Down some of these scraggly Trees around Here quot he said pointing to some overgrown Privet and topped Trees that looked none too healthy. Robertson who operates a to repair shop at the rear of his property said he and son. Bob Robertson had been called out on a Job. When they returned the Flowers had been Cut. The Flowers were Verbenia said Robertson. The were All different colors and stood about 18 inches High. Quot the City should t Cut quot i m sorry they were Cut Down quot said mayoral assistant . Quot chigger quot Smith yesterday. Quot but they were on the City right of Way. We had the right to Cut quot i sure hated it quot said Painter this morning. Quot if i d been there i could be stopped it. I m sorry that it happened but you can t undo it after it s Painter said the City would be More selective in future trimmings. Robertson vowed that he would replant the Flowerbed next year. Hornberger to be feted Manila retiring Manila postmaster Joe Hornberger will be honoured at a reception sunday from 2-4 ., according to alderwoman Connie Vassar. Hornberger is a Veteran of More than 45 years service with the . Postal service. Cloudy hot by the a imitated pm i axum Ciufu ainu \r.ur7. A night. Isolated evening Thunder showers in the Southeastern half with scattered thundershowers in the Northwest. Partly Cloudy and hot wednesday with scattered thundershowers. Lows tonight in the Low and mid 706. Sunset tonight at 7 45 Sunrise tomorrow at 6 37 a a. Inside Church 10 ,� Complete weather pages 9 4 looking Back Page 4 selected mkt 10 ,? to women s a courier news a 501-763-4461 ers Wiki a a cover a Union suing insurer Little Rock a Wayne Dumond who was castrated while awaiting trial on a rape charge filed a lawsuit monday against Farmers Union Mutual insurance co., which insured his Forrest City Home. The suit filed in Pulaski county circuit court seeks $27,165. Journalists pay visit to in building journalists representing Media organizations m 11 european countries dropped by the courier news this morning for a first hand look at the daily newspaper s operation. The dozen foreign visitors arrived in Blytheville saturday and will depart this afternoon for Minneapolis. They were feted at a Farewell luncheon held today at Holiday inn. While at the in uie visiting journalists gave summations of their impressions of Blytheville. Those remarks together with their individual photos will appear in tomorrow s courier news. Related photo Page 8. Filings argue Fern exceeded Auto Jority in grand Gulf Case Little Rock a congressmen and Utility regulators from Arkansas and Missouri have reiterated that the Federal Energy regulatory commission does not have the authority to allocate costs of the $3.6 billion grand Gulf nuclear Power Plant among operating companies of Middle South utities. The argument is contained in filings with the Federal agencies which were released monday. The documents were filed by the Missuri i and Arkansas Cutie it signal delegations and the Public service commissions of both the . District court of appeals at Washington ordered the Fern in june to reconsider its allocation of the costs of grand Gulf located at port Gibson miss., among the operating companies of Middle South utilities which include Arkansas Power amp Light co. The Federal Agency asked for comments on what action it should take to respond to the appeals court ruling. Monday was the deadline to file reply briefs to a round of documents that had been filed earlier this month with the Fern. A amp a has not benefited from its allocation of grand Gulf costs the documents said. Instead the allocation has discriminated against a amp a and its customers they said. Kires representatives of a Benefit Tennis tournament aug. 28-30 at Blytheville s Walker Park Are still seeking participants. Deadline is wednesday to enter the tournament jointly sponsored by National kidney foundation of Arkansas noon Lions club and Farmers Bank and Trust. Out yesterday drumming up support for the event were left to right Ronny Goff Susan dryer and John Mccaughey. More information and instructions on How to enter the tournament Are on Page 6.lawmakers come to my defense Washington a two members of the House armed of i Vicca cd iii in Etc defense of the my missile today questioning a report issued by their committee that criticized the reliability of the nuclear weapon. Quot the my missile has never really been supported either in the Senate or in the House enthusiastically and to come out at this particular time and say it s terrible. I think it s a bit of Crocodile tears quot said rep. Samuel Stratton,. Rep. Jim courier r-., who cast the Lone dissenting vote against the report released sunday added quot i thought the report As other reports was filled with exaggeration hyperbole intent to make sure there s headlines. Quot i think people have to understand that the my missile at least the ones we have deployed now exceeded the expectation for stadium cancer tie nixed East Rutherford . Apr the director of the state s commission on cancer research said today there is no evidence that environmental factors at giants stadium caused the cancers that have struck four members of the team in the last eight years. Ilie general manager of professional football s giants said he would Welcome testing of the Arena for contaminants but the operator of giants stadium called speculation about a cancer connection quot highly chairman Jon f. Hanson of the new Jersey sports and exposition authority which owns and runs the stadium Complex said the area is environmentally minister gets suspension Dover . A a lesbian minister who demanded a Church trial to test a United methodist Church ban on homosexual clergy says the jury s decision Only to suspend her shows other ministers als question the policy. Quot that feels Good. They were men and women of integrity quot said Rose Mary Denman fighting Back tears but appearing Happy As the sentence was announced. Quot they were telling the Church they were not sure the Church has behaved like the Church Denman 40, had demanded the trial As a test of the prohibition against homosexuals serving in the clergy of the United methodist Church a denomination with 10 million members. A a of ministers found Denman in violation of the Rule monday but suspended her from her ministry until United methodist ministers from new Hampshire gather for their annual meeting in june. The jury of nine men and four women could have removed Denman from the ministry or expelled her from the Haze covering persian Gulf Manama Bahrain a a dust Haze settled Over the persian Gulf today reducing visibility to a half mile and cloaking a Convoy of .-escorted kuwaiti tankers reported to have entered the waterway shipping executives said. Officials of the Kuwait Oil Tancer co., which operates the tankers sailing under the american Flag have denied reports by shipping sources that a new Convoy of three tankers entered the Gulf under the Protection of four . Warships. The . Navy does not report the movements of its ships. A Convoy of four tankers left the Gulf monday including the Bridgeton a 401,382-ton super Tanker that was damaged by a mine on its voyage North through the Gulf july 24. It was the second Convoy to return from Kuwait loaded with Oil under a Reagan administration plan to shield Vii wifi annl Mac from Iri nifty at. surrounds fatal mishap Alexander Ark. A authorities Are trying to determine Why two teen aged boys described As Well liked at the school where they would have been seniors Laid on Railroad tracks where a train struck and killed them during the weekend. Quot you could speculate ten thousand things quot Saline county sheriff James Steed said monday of the deaths of Don George Henry 16, of Bryant and Larry Kevin Ives 17, of Benton. Both boys would have been seniors at Bryant High school this fall. They were struck sunday by a Union Pacific train with three engines and 75 cars northbound at about 50 mph from Shreveport la., to North Little Rock Steed said

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