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Cumberland News (Newspaper) - August 13, 1980, Cumberland, Maryland Floods sweep Ohio downpours in Texas Mark demise of Hurricane Allen by Jack Leser United press International rain glutted streams surged Over parts of Ohio tuesday chasing scores of families from their Homes. Remnants of Hurricane Allen doused South Texas spurring floods but easing a no and deadly drought. Potent storms that thundered across Ohio dumping eight inches of rain in 36 hours in some areas sent Rivers and Stream the weather surging Over their Banks. Scores of families fled the rising Waters of leather Wood Creek in the Eastern Ohio Hamlet of Quaker City. Most of the villages 600 residents were forced from their Homes. Floodwaters contaminated the villages drinking water and fire officials said they brought in water for 600 people. Some residents of the Gurnsey county Community were staying at two emergency shelters and others were put up by relatives. Rampaging Leatherwood Creek also forced evacuations in lore City another Gurnsey county Hamlet threatening Homes of some 400 residents. A we have reports of water in some Peoples Homes. We done to know How bad it is a a a sheriffs department spokesman said. Storms rolled across most of Ohio monday and Early tuesday leaving some 1 1,000 customers of Columbus amp Southern Ohio electric co. Without electricity. Police in Reynoldsburg Ohio were forced to use a Camp lantern and Battery operated Walkie talkies. The storm inflicted More than $100,000 damage on an apartment Complex in Columbus and heavily damaged an automobile Dealership on the City a East Side. Strong winds destroyed a Mobile Home near Springfield Ohio and heavily damaged numerous others. Once deadly Hurricane Allen was dying Over the mountains of Northern Mexico just South of the Border from Texas sparsely populated big Bend area. The storms mighty winds a once clocked at 185 Mph a dropped to 30 Mph monday and Allen was downgraded to a tropical depression. But Rains spawned by the trailing end of the storm sent the Rivers and streams of South Texas surging Over their Banks. Up to a foot of rain doused some areas in 12 hours but Many residents said the rain was Welcome because of the summer Long drought. The nieces River surged toward an expected Crest of 39 feet 14 feet above flood level at the Small town of three Rivers Texas. The Atascosa and Frio Rivers also were expected to push Over their Banks. At least 272 people were killed in Allens Stampede through the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico to South Texas the vast majority of the deaths occurred in the Caribbean Texas officials said the Hurricane death toll for their state was Between 4 and 7. President Carter declared six counties of South Texas major disaster areas monday. Few damage figures were available but preliminary estimates totalled $20 million to $30 million for South padre Island $25 million for losses to the lower Rio Grande Valley Citrus and Cotton crops and $50 million for the Austin Texas Airport damaged by a Hurricane spawned Tornado. Flash flood watches and warnings were posted for parts of Texas and new Mexico. By the associated press sunny worm end los humid today with highs in mid to upper 80s and lows in mid to upper 60s. The Cumberland news new school plan offered see Bock Page vol. 42-no. 260 politically Independent newspaper am wrists pre up a Laner photo Cumberland Maryland wednesday August 13,1980 publish daily Eie ept sunday by the times 6 All Gaman co Baltimore is Cumberland. My 21s02 second class postage paid at Cumberland my fifteen cents Kennedy s proposals receive endorsement economic feminist planks Given approval by convention delegates Winner a an unidentified supporter of the equal rights amendment cheers on the floor of new Yorkus Madison Square Garden tuesday during the democratic convention. Era forces won their plat form a laser photo officials disagree on strike s effect upper Marlboro my. A Union leaders and Prince Georges county officials disagreed sharply tuesday Over the effectiveness of the first Day of a Public employee walkout. Five unions representing about 1,500 county workers claimed that �?o95 percent of their members took part in the walkout while county executive Lawrence j. Hogan claimed no More than 625 of the Union workers stayed off their jobs because of the strike. Late tuesday afternoon circuit judge James Rea ordered 44 county jail guards to Tell him thursday morning Why they should not be held in contempt for walking off their jobs. The county has fired the guards involved in the jail walkout and Cut off pay and benefits to All who took part in the strike according to a spokeswoman for the county executive. Union spokesman Paul manner said that picketing would resume on wednesday for what he expected would be the second Day of the walkout sparked by a bitter contract dispute. Sheriffs department workers continued to search computer records to link names to faces of hundreds of county jail prisoners after rioting inmates destroyed identification logs. The disturbances broke out after 15 guards walked off their jobs shortly after Midnight monday. More than 50 More guards later joined the strike although reads order Only covered the first group of 44. Supervisors and state police were operating the jail tuesday night. Hogan said the county had been Able to maintain a essential services a such As police and fire Protection and Hospital services. However county observers noted that most of the Impact of any prolonged strike would be Felt More acutely a in the Long manner a spokesman for the five locals of the american federation of state county and municipal employees said a ninety five percent of our people stayed off their at stake in the year Long contract dispute Are several key issues including Union demands for a paid Union representative and 126 Days of paid leave for Union officials attending conventions As Well As a controversy Over pay raises. County attorney Robert Ostrom said tuesday he had no plans to meet with Federal mediators in an attempt to resolve the dispute. County officials also charged that several Union members at the county animal shelter had removed tags from dogs being held for rabies observation after the dogs had bitten people. New York up sen Edward Kennedy apparently ready to endorse president Carter for re election electrified the democratic National convention tuesday with a stinging attack on Ronald Reagan and an emotional plea for party Unity. Kennedy so stirred the 6,000 delegates with his plea for the economic planks that were the heart of his losing Campaign that the Carter forces allowed them to pass on a voice vote rather than risk the embarrassment of defeat on a nationally televised Roll Call. The Massachusetts Democrat stopped Short of endorsing Carter but his Call for the delegates to a a March toward a democratic Victory in 1980�?� coupled with earlier statements linking his backing to an acceptable platform made it apparent he would unite behind the president. A sure it was an endorsement a said Carter Campaign chairman Robert Strauss after watching aroused delegates Hammer four Kennedy economic planks into the platform on which Carter will have to run. The night of High drama in the Madison Square Garden Arena saw even the Georgia delegation and Lillian Carter the presidents Mother applauding Kennedy and tears streaming Down the faces of Many of the Carter delegates. For 39 minutes after Kennedy spoke the floor of the Garden was awash with Blue and White Kennedy posters waved by frantic delegates who stood on their chairs and clogged the aisles As the band played a Yankee Doodle Dandy and a for he a a Jolly Good behind the podium the Deal was hastily Cut. Yes the Kennedy Plank calling for a $12 billion jobs program would be approved. Yes they would not use social programs to balance the budget. Yes they agreed they would not use High interest rates and High unemployment to fight inflation. Leaders in the Pennsylvania and new Jersey delegations said their states were set to vote unanimously for the jobs program and other traditional Industrial democratic strongholds reportedly were considering following their Lead. Four Kennedy planks were hammered into the platform within minutes. But Kennedy had to give up a big one a his Call for mandatory wage and Price guidelines. Within minutes a Compromise that eluded negotiators for 15 Days was forged. A the Concession on wage and Price controls was significant a said John White the democratic National chairman who negotiated for Carter along with Strauss and Campaign chief Hamilton Jordan. White explained the mane vering this Way a we had a Little Quick negotiation. In which a voice vote was accepted on minority planks 2-3-4-5. Then we won on voice vote no. I which would be no wage and Price controls. The mood of the House Here its Kennedy a night. Everybody wants show the senator a we love there was speculation that Carter and Kennedy would hold a Unity Summit soon after the president arrives at the convention City wednesday. Carter will be nominated wednesday night and the grand gesture of Unity would be for the two once bitter arrivals to appear on the podium together thursday night when Carter accepts the nomination. Kennedy brushed by reporters As he returned to his hotel following the speech refusing to respond to questions about whether he was willing to offer a firm endorsement of the president. Later a Kennedy aide said a i think it went very asked if it translated into an endorsement he said a i done to want to embellish it with a whole Bunch of speculation. The speech Speaks for a Unity move could be just in time for the democrats. Independent presidential candidate John Anderson announced he would travel to new York wednesday to woo disenchanted delegates and some liberals and Union delegates talked about walking out of the convention. In language reminiscent of his Brothers Robert and John Kennedy stirred up the delegates first with a plea for the Liberal principles he called a the soul of our party and then with a stinging denunciation of Reagan a conservative who he said wants to Lead the nation on a a voyage into the a let us pledge that we will never misuse unemployment High interest rates and human misery As false weapons against inflation a he said. A let us pledge that employment will be the first priority of our economic policy. A these Are not simplistic pledges. Simply put they Are the heart of our tradition they have been the soul of our party across the time and time again he contrasted Reagan a current position on major issues with More conservative stands he took As governor of California. A the same republicans who Are talking about the crisis of unemployment have nominated a Man who once said a a unemployment insurance is a prepaid vacation plan for that nominee is no Friend of a let our vision reach beyond the next election or the next year to a new generation of Prosperity a he said. The convention also adopted two feminist planks originally opposed by the Carter forces a one barring party Aid to democratic candidates who do not support Era the other favouring medicaid funds for today a schedule new York a Here is the schedule of events for the democratic National convention times Eastern Daylight wednesday noon. Call to order and continuation of platform debate. 7 . Invocation presentation of colors National Anthem and pledge of allegiance followed by program time. 8 20 . Rep. Mary Rose Okar of Ohio introduces gov. Edmund g. Brown of California. 8 22 . Brown Speaks. 9 . Start of process for selection of presidential nominee followed by announcement of nominee and the Benediction. Abortions. The second night of the democratic convention sparked memories of another convention when the party was badly split a so divided that its candidate lost the election. But there was Only fondness expressed for the late sen. Hubert Humphrey the party Standard bearer in 1968 who was Defeated by Richard Nixon in part because the democrats were split on the Vietnam War. Former sen. Muriel Humphrey his widow and Secretary of state Edmund Muskie his vice presidential running mate in 1968, joined in the tribute to the a Happy even if Carter and Kennedy forge a treaty the new Alliance would not enjoy the backing of All the delegates at the convention. Rep. Ronald Dellums Nof California filed a petition that would permit his name to be put into nomination As a protest candidate though it was Uncertain whether he would press his Case. Some angry Kennedy supporters working independently began to rebel. There was a threatened walkout by some sullen labor delegates and a scattering of a dump Carters buttons Over the convention floor. A we Are going to walk out a said William win Pisinger president of the machinists Union. A was of right now our plan is that As the president begins his acceptance speech Well make an Winpisinger said he would be joined by at least 80 to 85 other machinists and perhaps some other Union delegates. A a we re not walking out on the democratic party we re walking out on Jimmy Carter because we believe he walked out on us a Winpisinger said. A we Are fed up with the kind of an operation that presents to us each succeeding four years the notion that we have to Settle for the lesser of two evils in the political Kennedy a Deputy Campaign manager former gov. Patrick Lucey of Wisconsin resigned from the states delegation to protest the defeat of the open convention Effort. He said he was considering supporting someone other than Carter but refused to say he would Hack Anderson. Thanks a sen. Edward m. Kennedy acknowledges applause As he stands on the podium of Madison Square Garden tuesday night where he addressed the democratic convention. He called for Unity and Victory. A laser photo Kissinger critical of military plan Washington up former Secretary of state Henry Kissinger criticized the Carter administration tuesday for adopting a new military strategy for the soviet Union in the Middle of the presidential election Campaign. He also criticized Secretary of state Edmund Muskie for permitting foreign policy to become involved in politics. A highly delicate controversial issues that have remained unsettled for three and a half years should not be resolved by Public pronouncements in the Middle of an election Campaign a Kissinger said. A i do not believe that the Middle of an election Campaign is the appropriate moment to announce a new strategy for conducting nuclear operations a subject of extraordinary delicacy and of profound consequence for the reactions of the soviet Union of our allies and of our own people a he said. President Carter recently signed a presidential document 59.�?� which sets soviet Industrial and military Sites rather than population centers As primary military targets. A Many of us have been concerned about the existing strategy a a Kissinger said a but i do not believe that it is possible at this moment to engage in a major alteration when nobody knows what the exact purpose is when there Are no new forces being announced or created and no objectives either for diplomacy or for military forces related to Kissinger also called on the administration to keep partisan politics out of the debate Over Basic foreign policy objectives. A the foreign policy objectives of the United states cannot change every four or eight years a he said. A to the extent that foreign nations believe United states foreign policy is capricious partisan and tied to individual perceptions we become an element of insecurity in the Kissinger said that Means the administration should a maintain the tradition that those Cabinet officers who hold the highest positions on the National Security Council not make themselves into political partisans during the election a a in no previous administration of either party has the Secretary of state Secretary of defense and the National Security adviser participated in partisan controversy a Kissinger said. A it is imperative that the present administration maintain that investigators to probe 107 additional chemicals which May cause cancer fit Washington up the labor department tuesday named 107 More chemical substances found in the workplace that it wants investigated As possible causes of cancer. The list is in addition to 150 substances targeted earlier by the environmental Protection Agency As having substantial evidence of being carcinogens assistant labor Secretary Eula Bingham whose occupational safety and health administration released the new list said both the Epa and Osha lists will be used to develop a priority list of potential carcinogens. A your ultimate objective is to help employers make their workplaces healthful for employees a she lottery Baltimore a the winning number drawn tuesday in Maryland so numbers games daily lottery was 079. Osha published its cancer Standard on Jan. 22 after More than two years of Rule making setting up a system for identifying and classifying carcinogens based on the nature and extent of the scientific evidence of their can cer causing potential. The department refused to identify which if any of the 107 substances were common in major industries in the nation. A we done to want to highlight anything on the list As being particularly common a said Osha spokeswoman Susan Fleming noting Osha has been accused by Industry of developing a a a blacklist of chemicals. Among those listed were Asphalt and variations of sul uric acid acetic acid Benzoic acid ethanol Ether Fluorene phosphoric acid and propane. Osha said All the substances a warrant further scientific review to determine whether they should be on inside pages Ann Landers Bridge. 7 editorial Page. 9 7 markets. .12 13 racing. .13 13 sports. .10, la 13 Tri state news. 6 6 want ads. .14, 15 9 women a news. 7 considered potential occupational the Agency said the list is not a scientific determination that the substances cause cancer nor is it a reclassification warning. It said the list will be updated annually but with no regulatory effect. Mrs. Bingham said Osha was making the list available a to let the scientific Community know of our interest in further research and testing on these substances and to encourage All interested persons to provide us any information available on these chemicals and their the department said placement on the list is part of Oshay a initial screening of More than 2,000 substances with some evidence of carcinogenicity. The final step will be in today s chuckle worrying about the past is like trying to make birth control pills retroactive. Ltd i960. Los Angeles times syn i div dual Rule making proceedings on substances selected from the priority lists. Comments on the Osha list will be received until oct. 14.Osha said it will consider a variety of factors to target the a first worst substances for regulation including estimated number of exposed workers estimated Levels of exposure molecular similarity of the substance to known carcinogens and the availability of safer substitute substances

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