Read an issue on 9 May 1986 in Corbin, Kentucky and find what was happening, who was there, and other important and exciting news from the times. You can also check out other issues in The Corbin Times Tribune.
We use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to make the text on a newspaper image searchable. Below is the OCR data for 9 May 1986 Corbin Times Tribune in Corbin, Kentucky. Because of the nature of the OCR technology, sometimes the language can appear to be nonsensical. The best way to see what’s on the page is to view the newspaper page.
Corbin Times Tribune (Newspaper) - May 9, 1986, Corbin, Kentucky
4 a the times Tribune Friday May 9 19m editorial Pago charter f. Devane pull her / editor John l. Crawford publisher emeritus James o. Crawford co publisher 1930-1977 managing editor Gene Cantrell or. Circulation manager Mike Cutrer advertising manager def Rte Robinson accountant Charles e. Brockjr. Production manager Paul Eaton Gramm Rudman cuts off air conditioning Gramm Rudman that deficit reducing Bill that has a lot of Federal bureaucrats sweating apparent will have a 1 of Low income families sweating this year too. A reduction in funds under that act has resulted in a cutback in state funds that were used to Supply air conditioners and fans to people who otherwise could not afford them. Officials of the Agency that dispensed the Cooling devices say they Are diverting the Money that is left into heating assistance for the coming Winter. Their reasoning is that our Kentuck Winters Are More severe than our Summers. With no sarcasm whatsoever intended we sympathize with those who done to have something to offer Rief during the Swyter of summer. Many Are elderly and live on fixed incomes from social Security and the like. At the same time it goes against our Grain for the government to be in the business of supplying fans and air conditioners. That would appear to be More in the area of private business individuals and Vic organizations and Church groups. With the cutbacks in funds perhaps we could sex Dore other forms of assistance. We have numerous Public buildings that Are adequately cooled and Are vacant for much of the time. During the dog Days of july and August perhaps we could open these buildings up to the Public. They would be protected from the most scorching part of the Day when there is a True danger of being overcome by the heat. Then they could return to their Homes at night when the Dan a had passed. A the Cost would be minimal certainly not As much As furnishing fans and air conditioners and would accomplish the same purpose. What others Are saying 400,000 kentuckians face a Bleak future the Richmond Register Richmond More than 400,000 kentuckians Are functionally illiterate restricted to a nether world of ignorance humiliation and hopelessness. Kentucky is not Allie in this problem. A recent study by the . Census Bureau disclosed that 13 percent of american adults Are illiterate in English. Pan of the problem in Kentucky is the fact that 47 percent of the state s adults 25 years of age of older do not have High school credentials. More than 600,000 adults in Kentucky have less than an eighth Grade education. Tie Kentucky literacy commission is doing All it can to reduce those numbers and give Hope to the hopeless. Many tutoring ,.reading and writing skills necessary to perform effectively in today s world. Illiteracy is not irreversible. But studies show that All Federal state municipal and private literacy programs reach Only about 4 percent of this country a illiterate pm pulsation. A oomph pensive Effort is needed to help most of the 60 million comp Tensive Effort is needed to help most of the 60 million americans who live in the shadows. Failing that they and Many of their children Are condemned to a life of failure frustration and futility. More reasons Gas tax will help locally the Commonwealth journal Somerset we be said it before and Well say it Ain Kentucky needed the 5-cent gasoline tax increase approved by the neral Assembly earlier this year. Different and positive aspects of the higher tax continue to surface. Ibe latest came when Pulaski county judge executive Darrell Beshears announced that the state will reclaim slightly More than 33 Miles of county roads within the next several months. The Artimi will allow county government to select some of its a a roughest roads to turn Over to the state transportation Cabinet. Ibe conversion from county to state Road is a Little mentioned clause of the 5-cent Gas tax Law that will Benefit a Large proportion of the Commonwealth s counties. Under the tax plan scheduled to up Gas prices in july some 2,000 Miles of Highway owned county governments will be switched 0 the files of the transportation Carmet. Although that chaise wont be completed until july 1&7, its still Nice to see the state realize local governments jux medicament and accept such responsibility. By looking the Revenue source on the pumps All motorists share the Burden a not just Kentucky a taxpayers. With tourist dollars in mind it is unfortunate the state a Slature did not Rush the Gas tax into effect via emergency order. We Wamder How much a Nickel Gas could have been sold in pre Deri could have been sold Between memorial Day and the. Pre Derby travels How much and the july starting Date a weighing disadvantages a this tax continues to show benefits outweighing from county to state Road takeovers to extra Castor area roadwork today in history Friday Fli today is Friday May 9, the 129th Day of 1986. There Are 236 Days left in the year. Today a highlight in history Twenty five years ago on May 9, 1961, the chairman of the Federal communications commission Newton n. Minow made his famous speech before the National association of broadcasters in Washington calling television a a vast on this Date in 1502, Christopher Columbus left Cadiz Spain on his fourth and final trip to the new world. In 1754, a Miami Franklin a Pennsylvania Gazette ran the first american newspaper cartoon depicting the colonies As a divided Snake. The caption read a join or in 1864, during the civil War Union Gen. John Sedgwick was killed by a Confederate Sharpshooter at Spotsylvania. A. His last words they hit an elephant at this dist. A in 1913, the 17th amendment to the Constitution providing for the election of senators by popular vote rather than selection by state Legislatures was ratified. In 1926, americans Richard Byrd and flood Bennett became the first men to make an air plane get Oer the North pole. In 1936, Italy annexed Ethiopia. In i960, 35 people were killed when a liberian freighter struck the Sunshine sly Way Bridge Over Tampa Bay fla., causing the collapse of a 1,400-foot Section. Ten Vears ago an uneasy quiet settled Over Beirut Lebanon one Day after the country a parliament had elected Elias Sarkis president. Five years ago Secretary of state Alexander. Haig was cheered and heckled As he delivered a commencement speech at Syracuse University in upstate new York. One year ago on the last full Ean tour. Out at be Yea Day of his 10-Day i president Reagan Iasi the leaders of the soviet Union and Nicaragua in a speech to the portuguese Assembly in list pm. Today a birthdays dog training expert Barbara Woodhouse is 76. Lbs newsman Mike Wallace is 68. Actor Albert Finney is 50. Actress Glenda Jackson is 50. Lbs newsman Terry Drinkwater is 50. Producer director James l. Brooks is 46. Actress Candice Bergen is 40. Singer Billy Joel is 37. Thought for today a boredom is rage spread a Paul Tillich German american philosopher and theologian 1886 Street talk by Betsy Rains photographer a "9 my Shelton Brashear Nicholson Nighbert Cornett Newman Croley Tri count ians want to keep Ira tax break do you think Congress should do away with the . Tax break Tom Shelton Williamsburg no in my business As an insurance agent it has been a Benefit to a lot of people. Richard Brashear Williamsburg no the uncertainty of social Securi suggest to me we better have some alternate plan of retire Moit. The . Is one of the few real tax Breaks the average wage earner has to provide himself for old age. Gene Nicholson Williamsburg no its not hurting the government its helping Thepe it me. Kenneth Nighbert Williamsburg made i fans to use it for retirement. No because people have John Cornett Williamsburg no Many people in harness Don t have any other Way to have a retirement fund. Its the Only thing private business people have. Frances Newman Williamsburg no it seems like a Good Opportunity for those who Are Able to receive this Benefit. Clarcie Jeffries Williamsburg no Many people Don t have any Otho Way of retirement. A a. A a Roscoe Croley Williamsburg no because social Secundy and a integration is not doing Well. . Gives people a Way to build a retirement of their own. Having Confidence in . Serviceman Sailor Clark Stephens who is aboard the Biddle somewhere in the Mediterranean wrote me a letter two weeks ago. It arrived in the mail last tuesday As i read the morning report of the . Bombardment of Libya. The letter was dated april 5. It Readi part a Well its almost Over. I should be Home within the next three weeks. When i get Home. Ill come and visit you. Boy do i have a lot of i had spoken with Marks Mother by phone the next night. As we spoke Dan rather was in the background reporting the libyan raid. A i done to think Clarks going to get Home when he planned a she said. A i got a Cable from him from Spain a couple of Days ago. It said not to me him in Norfolk. That Sall he was allowed to say i guess. I know he thought if khad Afy did no to act up again he would get Home. Now i re Lewis Rizzard done to Park Steph Mediterranean ens is out in the doing his part i am sure in die . Attempt to discipline the planets no. 1 bad boy Moa mar khad Afy. Its hard to believe. In be know Clark Stephens almost since the Day he was born. His father Browny and i worked together at the daily news in Athens a. Back in 1965. I still Rem Embum Clark in his diapers crawling Alom the floor. Why you had to Wadi Clark closely As he would grab your Beer and hoist it to his mount. A you can to have any Beer a his daddy would say. A babies Are not allowed to have Clark probably is the Only baby who has allowed me to hold him without screaming in terror. I done to know Why babies done to like me but they Don t. All i had to do was crack open a new can of Beer however and Claric was right up in my Lap with his hands out. I saw Clarko of up. He went from a to headed Little Munchkin to a hulking teen Ager in no time. The child was without fear. He once accompanied his dad and me on an Eit Day wilderness Canoe trip Down the Buffalo River in Arkansas. A Rattlesnake crawled into one of our canoes of a arks dad and i raced Lor cover. Park then 15, calmly Mckee up the Snake with a stick observed it from a rather frightening distance and then threw it Back into die River. On another Occa Simi we were canoeing the Nan Tahala River in North Carolina. There is a treacherous rapid near the put in Point where Many a boat has turned Over and spilled its passo igers into the icy water. A that a Why Comrade we Are opposed to underground testing. Its the Only Safe place left to Monkey business stinks Washington you would have to travel a Long Way to find an uglier or More depressing Story than the Story of the 15 a mikes of Silver Spring my. The primates Are now living out what is left of their tormented lives in cages at the National institutes of health. The governments conduct in the Case is both appalling and indefensible. The Surry goes Back at least to 1961, when a 23-year-old student at George Washington University Alex Pacheco spent tour months working undercover As a Volunteer at the Institute for behavioural research in suburban Maryland. The institutes main purpose was to conduct research of potential value to victims of stroke. Or. Edward Taub served As principal investigator. His work was financed by Grants from the National institutes of health. No one wik has suffered a stroke or known victims of stroke would minimize Taubus purpose. He was seeking Means to help such victims rehabilitate themselves. At the time Young Pacheco went to work Taub had been conducting animal experiments under Nih Grants for eight years. He believes that his findings have resulted in important gains m the Field. When that has been said the Best has been said. As part of his research Taub experimented with highly Intel Light and socially Active macaques. These monkeys were subjected to surgery that in some instances severed their spinal columns. The idea was to destroy their neural sensations. Sane Day old monkeys had their eyes sewn shut. Arms and legs routinely were crippled. The animals were subjected to various fonts of t Momient to determine if they could be taut to Regent ate their impaired limbs and organs. The monkeys went through hell. Though Taub has said that a there is no pain in these experiments a no one who has seen Pacheco a photographs or heard his testimony is Lindy to be so persuaded. The evidence shows open wounds indifferently bandaged. Pacheco has testified vividly of the animals self mutilation. One Monkey named James l. Kilpatrick Billy chewed off eight of his 10 fingers. Anothy Monkey Paul Tore off All five fingers of one hand. The by co cording to Pacheco a testimony were at Nightmare Levels. Cages were infrequently cleaned. If a caretaker failed to show up the monkeys could go two or three Days without food. The place was overrun with cockroaches and filth. Some medications were two years out of Date. On the basis of Pacheco a evidence Montgomery county police raided Taubus Institute in Matembo 1981. Ibey seized 17 surviving monkeys and charged in violating Maryland a Law Aga int cruelty to animals. The Ostili Maryland a animals 15 of which Are still alive were sent under court order to an Nih facility at Poole Shiue my. Taub was convinced on six counts but the Maryland court of a meals reversed. It was held that Federal rules preempted state Law. A civil action still is pending. Almost five years later the monkeys remain in their cages at Poole Shiue. The Nih does not want them. Last october Nih spokesman William f. Raub said that a we wish today s thought by . Dean a let everything that hath breath Praise the lord. Praise be the psalm 150 6 a using to the lord he is worthy of praising the lord is a positive experience. Try it and see How it blesses god and you. To discontinue our temporary custody a the Abr monkeys As soon As Taubus Institute does not want them. Joseph Vasapoli chief exec dive officer of the Institute said last september that in the absence of continued Nih funding a Cdr. Taub will not continue to pursue this research Effort and will not require further use of the a humane organization known As Peta Geode for the ethical treatment of animals does want them. Peta has arranged for primarily primates inc., an animal Sanctuary near san Antonio Texas to take the animals. Last month Wallace w. Swett direct of the Ruge formally offered to a provide a lifelong Home and permanent care for Uiese for Legal reasons that baffle understanding uie Nih has refused to cooperate Frith so sensible an a iding to the Story. On the Agenda of James Wyngaarden director of the Nih the Fate of 15 monkeys has a one Day Clark said a watch this he went through the rapid standing in his Canoe. Clark joined the Navy when he graduated from i school. Later somebody from the defense Diri ment came to see me. They were deciding whether or not to give Sailor Stephens some sort of Security clearance. A have you Ever seen or. Stephens exhibit any strange behaviour a they asked. A indeed a i said. A when he was a baby he crawled around the floor begging for Beer and one time i saw him go through a rapid standing up in his hark got his Security clearance anyway. And now he a out there in the Mediterranean somewhere involved in a maj International incident. To Tell you the truth 1 feel better about the entire situation knowing sail Stephens is a part of it. And if the president knew Clark like i know him he would too. A news analysis sometimes Reagan fails by r. Gregory Nokes a diplomatic writer Washington apr president Reagan a reputation As a a great communicator assures him of a prominent place in american Nisy but his persuasive Powers have sometimes faltered in Selling major foreign policy initiatives. The latest was the defeat this week by Congress of Reagan a proposal to sell $354 million in advanced american arms to saudi aral a. It marked the first time a Congress Ever rejected an administration arms sales request. Told of the vote in Tokyo Reagan quipped a wait until the old Man gets Home a suggesting he thought he still could turn it around. But both the Senate and House votes were by margins Large enough to override a Reagan veto. Other examples of major policies where Reagan a persuasive Powers have been started include Aid for nicaraguan Contra guerrillas a constructive engagement toward South Africa and combating terrorism. No foreign initiative has received More of Reagan a attention Over such a Iwig period of time than the Contra insurgency against Nicaragua a leftist government. He has declared aiding the Centra a Freedom fighters to be a vital National interest failure would put communists within . Borders. Terrorism is somewhat More complicated. Reagan has had no trouble getting americans and most members of Congress to Back him in his confrontation with libyan Lacter Moa mar khad Afy and pals show overwhelming support for the bombing of Libya last month. But he has been embarrassed that americans have continued to work in Libya and that american Oil companies still operate there despite repeated Calls for them to come Home. Liere is a new june 30 deadline for the Oil companies and americans who remain Are threatened with prosecution. Reagan has been notably unsuccessful a at least until recently a in winning Allied cooperation for joint action against Libya. No other country has joined in imposing economic sanctions and Only Britain has joined in breaker warning that soviet coed easy reach of diplomatic relations. Egypt rejected . Overtures for joint military Low priority. Care of the animals is Sitf the to Mawili Mathias and More than a Hundred taxpayers $30,000 a year. Sen. Charles Mcc. Action. A constructive foundered because Emend members of the House have applied for the monkeys release. The situation is infuriating a but when one is dealing with the obstinacy of bureaucracy and the Laws Days what else is new write a letter letters to the editor Are welcomed. All letters must be signed and the writers Telephone number must be included for verification. The i be number will not be published. Letters that Are typed will arrear sooner. Typed letters should be double spaced. Letters should be on topics of current general interest. Editors Reserve the right to condense or reject any letter and to limit frequent writers. Address letters to As i see it the times Tribune . Box 516, Corbin by. 40701 engager the american Public was shocked by the growing violence in South Africa and demanded the government do More than exercise quiet diplomatic pressure to improve the plight of lacks. Reagan was forced to impose limited economic sanctions. In each Case the reasons for Reagan Slack of Success has been different. But together they show that while the president has become a super Salesman for his policies his sidetracked when con poli they encounter deep seated fictions that they May be wrong. On the Contra Issue a majority in Congress clearly has been uncomfortable with the notion of using an american created insurgency to wage War on a government in the hemisphere with which the nation is not at War. Many also believe the contras can twin. Moreover Many voice doubts the contras Are a intimate democratic alternative to the leftist sandinista. Pressure is again growing on the administration to d negotiations pursue
Search the Corbin Times Tribune Today
with a Free Trial
We want people to find what they are looking for at NewspaperArchive. We are confident that we have the newspapers that will increase the value of your family history or other historical research.
With our 7-day free trial, you can view the documents you find for free.