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Cumberland Times News (Newspaper) - March 17, 1990, Cumberland, Maryland African National Congress leaders exiled for decades returning Home for groundbreaking talks. See Page 2 second night act action archbishop Carroll 64, Towson Catholic 55 Cathedral 62, Bishop Walsh 33 judge memorial 66, Gonzaga 64 of roman Catholic 65, Rematha 62cumberland times news vol. 52 a no. 64 Cumberland Maryland saturday March 17, 1990 30 cents a Garrett county circuit court jury Friday acquitted a Boonsboro Man of vehicular manslaughter. See Page 13 going for two a Errol Jones left Cathedral boys Catholic High school gaels goes for the Basket during Friday nights Alhambra Catholic invitational tournament action at Frostburg state University against the spartans of Bishop Walsh High school. Greg Clukas of Bishop Walsh is at the right. See Complete tournament coverage on today a sports pages. Times news Steve Bittner by Mona Ridder times news writer Keyser . In response to action by the state Board of education in Charleston this week Mineral county schools superintendent Karl Pfeifer has issued an Appeal to teachers to report to work monday March 19, and avoid the necessity of disciplinary and Legal actions. Keyser . A a meeting for All Mineral county teachers has been set for to . Today at the Keyser fire Hall. County superintendents were called to Charleston thursday for a meeting by state superintendent Hank Marocki where they were briefed on state Board action to Grant emergency Powers to the state superintendent and policies concerning emergency certification procedures teacher Pupil ratio requirements and volunteers in the classroom. A the local Board of education must comply with state Board directives by Law a Pfeifer said Friday noting that he has issued the Appeal to teachers to return to classrooms a so our Mineral county students May continue their Pfeifer further stated a the issues of the past couple of weeks Are impossible to solve on the local level. A we cannot continue to deprive our students of their educational rights for issues that Are beyond local control to on thursday the state superintendent and state Board directed that employees must return to work or they have violated their contracts. According to these directives from the state in what has been declared an emergency situation As a result of the statewide teachers strike which began on March 8, employees who elect not to return to work will be deemed to have voluntarily relinquished employment with the county school system and will no longer have an employment relationship with the local or state educational system. In addition according to Pfeifer teaching certificates of teachers who do not report to work Are to be revoked on the grounds of wilful neglect of duty employees Are also to be advised that those who fail to report to work will lose Public employee insurance benefits which cease immediately upon termination of employment. Pfeifer said that employees returning to work monday will not be subjected to any disciplinary action except the loss of pay for the Days they were absent during the work stoppage. All Mineral county school employees were mailed letters Friday providing them with written information concerning the emergency directives from the state Board. Also on Friday As teachers continued to picket throughout the county Pfeifer met with several representatives of the Mineral county education association Mucea explaining to them the repercussions of the state Board action should the strike continue. Mucea president Harry Hartman told the Cumberland times news that despite state officials directives to counties unless there is a new development from Charleston the strike will continue. Hartman again reiterated that the issues Are not just salaries pointing out that a Public education is drastically underfunded in West Virginia in areas that directly affect he also again emphasized that the West Virginia education association Uvea continues to believe that the Only Way to address the need is through a special session of the legislature. Hartman also noted the four reasons for a veal a rejection of the gov. Gaston Caperton a seven Point plan on wednesday March 14. They include the vagueness of a Promise for pay increases from surpluses which included continued on Page 5 two to tech students win Maryland awards see Page 13 86 Chevy 4 dry a loaded $2,950 anti abortion filibuster enters second Day pro Choice forces reject proposed Compromise court suspends statewide Back to work order by Jill Wilson associated press writer Charleston . Apr the state supreme court on Friday overrode a Kanawha county circuit judges statewide Back to work order for striking teachers and scheduled a hearing on the Case next week. The High court took the action just minutes after Kanawha county circuit judge John hey issued the sweeping order that would have required All teachers to report for work on tuesday. The justices action however does not affect local Back to work orders issued by judges in Jefferson Ohio and Berkeley counties. Earlier Friday the supreme court upheld the right of circuit judges to order teachers Back to work on a county by county basis. Acting on that decision attorney general Roger Tompkins sought a statewide injunction in Kanawha county circuit court located in the state capital. After hours of arguments hey issued the order. As he was ruling though the two teacher unions were asking the us Charleston . Apr some students Are missing an affordable meal As Well As classes because of the statewide teachers strike. More than half of West Virginia a schoolchildren who eat breakfast or lunch at school do so for free or at lower prices As part of a program to help needy families. A once the breakfast program was implemented that eliminated kids coming in who said they were hungry a said Louise Zutaut a former school teacher preme court to Block his action contending the state must seek injunctions in each of the 55 counties. The court voted 4-0 to stay hey a ruling and set the Case for arguments at to . Tuesday. 6kathy Mcquarrie a spokeswoman for the West from the Oak Hill area. A i would wonder about those children during the summertime. What they had to eat because they depend so much on the food they got for breakfast and lunch at school a Zutaut said. A now with the strike on i was wondering about the children who need that food a she said. The strike began March 7 Over pay and Benefit disputes and this week spread to 47 counties forcing the state to Virginia education association said the strike will continue for members of the states largest teacher Union. Bob Brown executive director of the smaller West Virginia federation of teachers also said teachers Are still on strike. Shut Down classes thursday and Friday As part of a a Cooling off period. Classes in Many counties also were cancelled on monday tuesday and wednesday As thousands of teachers failed to report for work. Several nutritionists declined to comment on How the strike might affect students diets but some did say they expect the extra expense to Hurt some poorer families if the walkout lasts through the end of the continued on Page 5 a a we re still hopeful this can be settled outside the judicial setting a Brown said. State school superintendent Hank Marocki said earlier Friday teachers will be notified by letter of potential disciplinary action if they refuse to return to work. The attorney general a office says the strike is illegal and teachers can be suspended or fired barred from teaching for a year or charged with misdemeanours for violating their employment contracts. Marocki said county superintendents will meet with leaders of county teacher unions Over the weekend in an Effort to get teachers Back to work. Strike activity was reported in 47 counties on wednesday when Marocki ordered schools closed for a two Day Cooling off period. At that time Only about one third of the states nearly continued on Page 5 students missing out on free lunches Mineral county teachers being urged to report to work monday Ann landers.6 Astro-graph.6 bridge.24 comics.24 crossword.24 deaths.4 or. Gott.6 editorial Page.10 local news.13-14 markets-business.8-9 Polly a pointers.6 scoreboard amp racing.19 sports.15-19 tween 12 amp 20.6 want ads.20-23 by John Roll associated press writer Annapolis Apas an anti abortion filibuster aimed at blocking passage of a Liberal abortion Bill entered its second Day Friday with Little sign an end was near a Leader of the pro Choice forces swiftly shot Down a proposed Compromise. Sen. Thomas p. Of Reilly a Prince Georges an antiabortion lawmaker considered by some to be a possible swing vote confirmed that he has suggested a possible Accord to end the filibuster although he declined to discuss the proposal. However the Leader of the pro Choice forces sen. Barbara a. Hoffman a Baltimore Wasny tas reticent. A you know what his Compromise was a to put both the Ero Choice and anti abortion ills on the ballot. There is no Way no Way no Way a Hoffman said. She added that of Reilly wanted to place the pro Choice Bill and four anti abortion Bills already rejected by a Senate committee on the ballot this november and let voters decide the Issue. Later for the first time in the filibuster of Reilly took a turn holding the floor for the anti abortionists and delivered an impassioned speech against the pro Choice Bill under consideration. A although abortion is a moral Issue we have dragged it out onto the floor As a political Issue a of Reilly said adding that the Senate is facing a decision a Between the moral correctness and the social convenience of he said a vote for the pro Choice Bill is a vote against life adding that a a we re Here to protect life not to destroy meanwhile anti abortionists easily beat Back efforts Friday to shut off the debate although pro Choice forces picked up two votes for cloture by Early evening. While sen. Howard a. Denis a Montgomery has never voted for cloture during his legislative career his strongly held pro Choice views made his switch expected. Despite Denise vote for cloture pro Choice forces were still eight votes shy of the 32 they need to Stop the filibuster going into Friday night. Several lawmakers said Resolution of the Issue wont come until pro Choice forces make enough concessions to pick up at least four cloture votes from anti abortion senators. Among the possible compromises was an agreement to drop a provision allowing Post viability abortions to protect the health of the Mother. A we May modify it but we re not going to drop it a Hoffman insisted although other pro Choice lawmakers refused to Rule out the possibility that major changes in the Post viability Section May be required to break the filibuster. At Issue in the struggle being continued on Page 5 strategy session a sen. Francis Kelly left a Baltimore county confers with sen. Norman Stone right a Baltimore count while sen. Frank Komenda a Prince George continues the abortion filibuster on the Senate floor in Annapolis Friday. Plase photo the weather rain and thunderstorms possible saturday. Highs in the 60s with lows in the mid-40s. Chance of rain is too percent. Wrap up on Page 2 Motorist killed Johannesburg South Africa apr a White Motorist died Friday when Black township residents believing they were about to be attacked by a rival Black group stopped his car on a Back Road and hacked him to death police said. Two Black residents also apparently died of Shock after hearing unfounded reports of the impending attack they said. Police warned motorists against using the Sid roads and old highways passing near Black townships to avoid mobs who were stopping and stoning cars. More than 300 Blacks have been killed in nationwide unrest Over the past six weeks in some of the worst violence since the mid-1980s. Falling debris Washington a the defense department said Friday that a hardware elements carried into orbit by space shuttle Atlantis last month Are expected to fall from the sky soon. A terse statement said Only that the Mission a achieved its goal in association with a classified Dod Atlantis was launched feb. 28 from Cape canaveral fla., on a secret military Mission that sources said included the launch of a sophisticated spy satellite. Resignation new Delhi India apr Deputy prime minister Devi Lai resigned Friday creating turmoil in the governing National front coalition and giving prime minister . Singh his first political crisis after three months in office. Devi Lai 75, quit because he Felt some senior coalition leaders were out to malign him and his son. Heavy Chevy new owner very satisfied classified ads work today a chuckle the reason so Many to shows and movies Are cheesy is because of All the rats in Hollywood. Quot los Angeles times Syndicate

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