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Corbin Times Tribune (Newspaper) - January 5, 1983, Corbin, Kentucky Agnew says he a innocent but writes Check anyway see Story on Page 9�intracorbin, by. Volume 91, number 3/25 cents Knox Central boys girls both lose to Clay county see Story photos in sport inside today 4 living 5 6, 7 amp 8 classified 19 comics Horoscope amp 18 17 for Home 528-2464 or 878-7751 three killed three Hurt in Perry shootout compiled from staff and a reports Tommy Allen Combs a 47-year-old Perry county resident killed when officers attempted to arrest him tuesday was Well known to local Law enforcement officials. A sheriffs Deputy and a teen age bystander were also killed and three Kentucky state police troopers injured when officers apparently walked into an ambush at Combs Home at Glo mawr located approximately four Miles South of Hazard. Combs was one of eight persons arrested for the theft of wine and a trailer at the Union 76 truck Stop on . 25 at 1-75 in August and was scheduled to appear at four separate trials during the next two months in in Endon. The officers had gone to the Eastern Kentucky Home to serve a warrant ordering Combs Back to prison for violating parole on a charge of Possession and misuse of firearms and explosives officials said. The internal affairs department of the state police was assigned to investigate the shoot out said state adjutant general Billy Wellman who is also acting commissioner of the Highway patrol other than Combs those who were killed in the gun Battle were Alex Eversole a Perry county Deputy and 14-year-old Wayne Davis who lived with his family on one floor of the House. Davis a was an apparent bystander Quot said state trooper Rick Stout. The injured included Roy Boleyn 31, a nine year state police Veteran w to was wearing a bulletproof Vest. A maybe it was an Armor piercing Bullet a which penetrated the Protection said trooper de Robinson of the Hazard Post. Boleyn who was the first officer to enter the House was listed in critical but stable condition w wednesday at the Hazard appalachian regional Hospital after removal of one kidney and Nis Colon a Bullet also damaged Boleyn s spine and doctors say he May be paralysed Wellman said. Also injured were Floyd Hunsaker 23, of Henderson and Mikey turn Bow 26, of Mayfield a both september graduates of the state police legislature special session to coincide with end of current session Frankfort by. Apr it will apparently be two Quot for the Money later this week for Kentucky legislators. The lawmakers will adjourn their first Ever organizational session and immediately go into a Brief special session. Those moves were agreed to tuesday to clarify the situation that developed when computing errors were a found in proposed changes in the states personal income tax system after gov. John y. Brownjr. Had already called a special session to consider the changes Brown said tuesday he will Amend his Call for the special session to have it coincide later this week with the final Day of the Legislatures organizational session the organizational session the first held under a 1979 constitutional change got underway tuesday with Brief general sessions in both houses and the election of party leadership for the 1984 regular session. The Senate met for a 30 minutes today routinely chose leaders and constitutional officers and adjourned until 1 . Thursday. There were a few serious speeches by new Republican leaders and some jocular exchanges sen. James Bunning of fort Thomas who ousted Veteran Eugene Stuart of Prospect As gop floor Leader praised his Defeated colleague and added that a naturally my style and approach will be Bunning said he would at times be partisan but also would ask for the Elp of democrats in continuing legislative Independence from the governor. The House was not scheduled to meet until 2 . Today. Much of the discussion among lawmakers tuesday dealt with How to handle the special legislative session that Brown had called for next monday. Brown announced last month he wants to delay the special session because of the computing errors. House speaker Bobby Richardson. A Glasgow and Senate president pro Tern Joe Prather a Vine Grove met with Brown tuesday morning and advised him the Best Way to proceed would be for a Brief one Day special session later this week. Brown can then Issue another Call for a special session when he is ready for his tax proposal to be considered. A i think it is a reasonable request a Brown said. Brown said it would simplify matters and would save taxpayers the estimated $26,000 Cost of having the legislators come Back for one Day next week he said he would wait to see which will be the last Day for the organizational session and Amend his Call for that Day. The last Day is now scheduled for Friday. Republican leaders in both Chambers questioned whether Brown has the constitutional authority to Amend the Start of a special session once he has called it. Sen. Gene Stuart a Prospect who was Defeated in a close race tuesday by sen. Jim Bunning. A it. Thomas for minority floor Leader requested an opinion from the attorney general monday a spokesman for attorney general Steven Beshear said the opinion is scheduled to be released wednesday. However. Brown said his own Legal counsel. Rush Dozier is of the opinion he can Amend the Date and he will do so regardless of what the attorney general s opinion says. Quot i have my own Legal opinion that i have the right to Amend the Date of the session a Brown said in an interview. Brown pointed out that former gov. Julian Carroll move the Start of a 1978 special session Back three Days because of flooding in the Frankfort area. House republicans discussed the Issue in their caucus and Are expected to take a position following another caucus wednesday. A i feel very strongly he should not be allowed to delay or said rep. Art Schmidt a cold Spring the House minority floor Leader. Bunning a 5-4 Victory Over Stuart gave Northern Kentucky a sweep of the major Republican leadership put its As Schmidt held off a Challenge from rep. Richard Turner a Tompkinsville. Sen. Gene Huff ii London Defeated sen Doug Moseley. A Columbia As minority caucus chairman and Moseley in turn replaced sen. Clyde Middleton a Covington As minority whip. There were no contests among Senate democrats where the leadership will remain As sen Joe Wright a Harned. Majority floor Leader sen David Karem. A Louisville caucus chairman and sen. Helen Garrett a Paducah whip. Rep. Donald Blandford a Philpot unseated rep David Thomason a Henderson As speaker pro Tern in the House by two votes during a closed door democratic party caucus. The rest of the House democratic leadership remained the same although rep. Mark Farrow a stamping ground did receive 21 of the 73 votes cast for speaker rep. William Donnermeyer. A Bellevue Defeated two other candidates to remain caucus chairman while rep. Jim Lemaster a Paris and rep. Jim Dunn a Louisville were unopposed for majority floor Leader and whip respectively. Reagan pressured to avoid larger deficit Washington a president Reagan is under growing pressure from his own economic advisers and his Best friends in Congress to seek tax increases defense cuts or both to avoid a terrifying Quot deficits that could reach $300 billion by 1988 but by All accounts Reagan was staying Quot his budget course tuesday despite private warnings from administration officials that he could be courting economic disaster the president remains a firm on not reducing defense spending and firm on not increasing taxes a said his spokesman Larry Speakes. Earlier tuesday the presidents closest Friend in Congress sen. Paul Laxalt r-nev., left a meeting with Reagan describing the budget estimates for the next five years As Quot the deficit numbers that we re looking at now Are huge and probably intolerable Quot said Laxalt chairman of Reagan a 1980 Campaign and now general chairman of the Republican party. Laxalt said Reagan is a very close to being in concretes in his refusal to trim Pentagon spending. Meanwhile administration officials put out the word tuesday that All of Reagan a senior economic advisers a including Secretary of state George p. Shultz Treasury Secretary Donald t. Regan budget director David a. Stockman and chief White House economist Martin s. Feldstein a favor a combination of tax increases and military cuts to reduce the deficits. Otherwise according to internal administration estimates the deficit will swell from a record $200 billion in fiscal 1984 to $300 billion four years later. Shultz a Treasury Secretary and budget director under former president Nixon was described by a Well placed administration source As being a horrified Quot by the looming deficits. Because of his economic experience Shultz has worked closely with Reagan a economic advisers in shaping budget policy. The economic advisers fear the enormous amount of Money the government will have to borrow to cover its budget shortfall will drive up interest rates Lead to a new burst of High inflation and throw an already seriously ill Economy into a deeper slump according to the sources who Askea to remain Anonymous. Feldstein has called the deficit problem the most serious threat to this country s economic Well being. The president has until Jan. 31 to Send Congress a budget plan for fiscal 1984. Which begins next october. Some administration officials expect him to make key decisions about taxes and defense spending by the end of this week today today sunny and mild highs from the upper 40s to Low 50s. South winds 5 to 10mph. Tonight fair with lows in the mid to upper 20s. Light South winds. Thursday mostly sunny with highs in the Low 50s. South winds around 10mphrevival the Rev. Roy Petrey and the Rev. Sid Rose will be in revival services at 7 . Wednesday january 5, at the Shady Grove holiness Church on american greeting card Faith Tabernacle off w312 in Keavy will Host a Benefit singing featuring the Mack family the Jubilee Trio and the Griffith family of i Lafollette Tennessee at 7 pm saturday january8.guest preacher brother Roy Edwards of Gray will l e preaching at 7 . Saturday at Lily holiness deaths Fred Snyder. Effie Kidd Harry Sargent Jim Walker Academy. Hunsaker was shot three times in the Arm and was flown to Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. Or. John Stoeckinger said late tuesday night that Hunsaker was not critically injured but a we Are worried that an artery May have doctors said Hunsaker suffered extensive damage to his Arm and hand. Hospital officials said Hunsaker was in stable condition wednesday morning but would not comment further on his injuries. State police it. John Lile commander of the Public affairs division said he had been told that doctors transferred an artery from Hunsaker a left leg to his right Arm. Turnbow suffered a minor leg injury from flying debris authorities said. He has been released from the Hospital according to a spokesman from the Hazard state police Post. A it was up a hollow and there was no Way they could approach the House without being seen. Stout said. A fall three approached the House at the same time and As they went in the door the Guy opened fire. Sgt. Don Williams was also at the scene of the shooting but reportedly was not injured. Wellman said he Wasny to sure How Many officers were on the scene but added it was t unusual for several agencies to be involved in serving such a warrant especially a if you know the subject has a lengthy criminal background As this in Mary Shelley a 17-year-old senior was crowned basketball Homecoming Queen tuesday night at Whitley county High school. She is the daughter of Herbert and Peggy Shelley of Jellico Creek. Staff photo by Susie d. Hillard jury deliberates As Mcsurely trial ends Washington a six weeks of testimony from witnesses describing the events that drove former civil rights workers Alan and Margaret Mcsurely from a Rural Kentucky town will be reviewed by jurors As they begin deliberations Over whether the couple should be compensated for what happened to t hem after . District judge William b Bryant instructs them on the Law today the five woman one Man panel will begin to decide whether the late . Sen. John Mcclellan two deceased Senate staffers and an sex Kentucky prosecutor violated the Musu Relys constitutional rights. The couple who filed suit in 1969, did not ask for a specific sum in damages. But the Musu Relys attorney told jurors a financial statement shows that the former state prosecutor Thomas Ratliff is Worth nearly $4 million Ratliff has testified that Little of that Money is in Cash and much of it is in a failing business and property he can to sell the Mcsurely seek damages from Ratlif to compensate them for alleged emotional suffering and they also want additional compensation to punish the former Commonwealth attorney for Pike county by. No punitive damages can be collected under the Law from the remaining three defendants because they Are dead. But if the me surels win compensatory damages could be awarded from Mcclellan a estate the estate of Jerome Adlerman a widow and the widow of John Brick Adlerman and Brick worked for Mcclellan a Senate permanent subcommittee on investigations. The subcommittee was investigating the causes of race riots when it Learned that the Pikeville ky., Home of the Mcsurely was raided by sheriffs deputies in aug. 11, 1967, and that a truckload of documents were seized. Mcclellan was interested in those documents and took Steps to attain them in their own testimony and from other witnesses the jurors heard the couples Contention that beginning with the raid their rights of free speech privacy and the right to be protected against unreasonable searches were violated. The Mcsurely were charged with sedition a attempting to violently overthrow the government a and their records were secretly turned Over to Mcclellan without the couples knowledge. The documents included mrs. Mcsurely sold love letters. The raid and the seizure later were declared unconstitutional by Federal courts. Attorneys for the defendants said their clients were acting legally under their official duties. Div dual Combs a i think his general reputation was that he was quite a character and that he was a dangerous person a Lile said. Lile said Combs was a Glo mawr resident but he said authorities were not sure yet who owned the House. At a news conference tuesday night at Central Baptist Hospital it. Col Don Fortner described Combs As a longtime criminal whose record extended Back to 1957. Early information about Combs was not available wednesday but records in Laurel county circuit court and in . District court at London reveal a Long list of charges pending against him. Charles Webb chief . Probation continued to Page 17 a Boll Weevil resigns Austin Texas apr rep. Phil Gramm submitted his resignation to gov. Bill Clements today saying in a one line letter that he will vacate his congressional Post by the close of business today. No reason for his resignation was Given in the letter but Republican sources in Washington said Gramm informed party leaders he planned to switch to the Republican party and try to recapture Nis seat in a special election. Gramm was the Only a Boll Weevil Democrat removed from a committee by his party As disciplinary action for his support of president Reagan s economic policies. House Republican leaders promised him a continued seat on the House budget committee if the conservative Texas Democrat switched to the gop a if that is what he Gramm wants is a special election and that is what the Law provides. I will Call one a Clements said. House minority Leader Bob Michel. A ill. Said he and other gop leaders would Welcome such a decision and were holding open one of the committee spots for Gramm whom he called a an articulate aggressive and effective spokesman for conservative fiscal principles. The Start of each new Congress brings a shuffling of committee assignments by the leadership of each party. Since the democrats control the House they hold the majority seats on each committee the decision by democratic leaders to remove Gramm from the budget panel earlier this week was a a grievous assault on the right of an individual member to represent the views of his constituents As honestly and openly As Michel said a we Are ready to give him and his constituents the opportunities they he added. Any member of Congress is free to change parties at any time merely by declaring the new allegiance. Although Gramm was the Only one of the Boll Weevil democrats to be disciplined in such a fashion he a not the Only one to be courted by republicans. Rep. Buddy Roemer a la said republicans urged him to switch part its too offering him a gop seat on the House banking committee one he had Long sought As a sweetener. A i was flattered but i told them i was going to do everything i could to stay a Democrat Quot Roemer said. On tuesday the democratic steering and policy committee voted to give Roemer the berth on the banking committee he wanted As it continued work on committee assignments for the 98th Congress. Meanwhile rep. . A a Sonny Montgomery still another Southern conservative Backer of Reagan s policies in the last Congress w As reelected to his chairmanship of the House veterans affairs committee by a 179-53 secret vote of All House democrats. Montgomery later said he a got the message loud and Clear from party members who wanted to punish him for siding with the Republican president single copy / 20 pages today january 5, 1983 / Good evening

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