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Defiance Crescent News (Newspaper) - August 2, 1979, Defiance, Ohio
Clearing Friday High near 85 the Crescent news Northwestern Ohio s Complete Home newspaper a a a 92nd year no. 27defiance, Ohio thursday August 2, 1979 Price 20 cents goals of handicapped topic during pageant Columbus up one of the biggest problems facing handicapped people is that Able bodied motorists Park their automobiles in parking spaces specifically marked for the handicapped. Ethyle Fackler 32, Lakeland fla., commends her City on the work it has done to put ramps on the sidewalks so she can easily Man Euver her wheelchair. But when it comes time to Park her vehicle often she finds a parking space marked for handicapped people quite often taken by an Able bodied person. Alice Ackroyd 24, Nazareth pa., feels it is a Lack of information on the part of the Public noting that a lot of times businesses done to realize the handicapped Are also Consumers. Besides parking spaces being taken by the Able bodied miss Ackroyd is irked that some handicapped people in her state done to apply for the special License plates available to them. She belongs to an advocacy group that works on parking for the handicapped. One things that group does is try to inform the handicapped Public what is available to them. A there Are some handicaps that Are not visible a she said. A these people done to feel As though they should have the plates because they Don t want the Label. But they should get them if they want the privilege of parking in handicapped is. Fackler and miss Ackroyd both confined to wheelchairs Are two contestants from 32 states and puerto Rico vying for the title this weekend of miss wheelchair America. They say Many architectural barriers have been overcome but still face a lot of attitudinal barriers. Is. Fackler Felt it was her civic duty to serve when called for jury duty. But before she served on a Polk county jury in april she persuaded the county to spend $14,000 to renovate the courthouse so she could have Access to the courtroom. She became the first handicapped person in her county to serve on a jury. It was the second time that her name had come up for jury duty but the first time five or six years ago her Handicap prevented her from serving. She said people tried to discourage her from serving this time but a i have an attitude that i m going to do what i she says she has become Well enough adjusted to know her capabilities in the 22 years she has been in a wheelchair since contacting polio at the age of 4. Miss Ackroyd has been confined to a wheelchair for nine years after being injured in an automobile Accident. Another contestant overcame an attitudinal Barrier by demonstrating her abilities even though confined to a wheelchair. Letha Sprague 59, Carson City nev., became the states first single Parent and first handicapped per son to adopt a child. A a Nice judge allowed me to adopt a Little girl some 14 years ago a said the widowed mrs. Sprague confined to a wheelchair 49 years after suffering polio when she was to. She had been babysitting for an infant girl when the parents separated left the City and left the child behind. When the child was a year and a half old mrs. Sprague went to court to legally adopt her. A the judge said there Wasny to a Law saying i and there Wasny to a Law saying i could a she said. A the just said he did no to see Why i and that child is now 16 years corporate requests for Aid not unusual l a. Times Washington Post special in wire service Washington it is not every Day that a Large corporation comes to the government for $1 billion in special Aid As the wounded Chrysler corp. Did tuesday. But Chrysler request a made As the company announced it lost $207.i million last Quarter a was in some respects not so unusual. Analysis there is More Public help for private companies in this country than the rhetoric of free Enterprise sometimes suggests. And Chrysler the nations chronically ailing third largest automaker and loth largest manufacturing corporation has come to the government for special help before in recent years. That was in 1975. In the tax act of that year Congress considered changing the rules on what Are known As net operating loss carry backs. The rejected provisions in effect would have allowed selected companies to claim refunds of taxes paid in previous years. One company lobbying for the provision was . Grant which has since gone bankrupt. One was Lockheed aircraft the defense contractor since bailed out through a system of Federal loan guarantees. One was american airways. And a fourth was Chrysler then hurting from loss of sales in the 1974-75 recession. Chrysler would have gained $180 million from that provision. The unusual aspect of Chrysler new request for Aid is that it apparently would be tailored for just one company. A usually a one congressional aide noted wednesday a a it a a whole Industry coming in rather than one company intentionally excluding its competitors a As it seems Chrysler might do. And often these industries get what they seek. The governments costly social insurance and welfare programs for needy individuals Are Well publicized. It runs such a income Security programs for corporations too. In the Early 1970s, Congress joint economic com Mittee published a series of studies of Federal subsidy programs. The series still the most Complete study of its kind was coordinated by economist Jerry Jasinowski now an assistant Secretary of Commerce. It estimated total Federal subsidies of All Page 14. Column 8, please nears . A porters of the giant mexican Oil Slick have edged to within 60 Miles South of Brownsville Texas a spokesman for the National oceanic and atmospheric administration said wednesday. Meanwhile the coast guard announced it had begun moving in equipment to clean up the Oil if it threatens padre Island a narrow Sandy resort that stretches too Miles from Corpus Christi to Brownsville. The Slick began forming june 3 when a Well being drilled in the Bay of Campeche blew out caught fire and began spewing 1.5 million Gallons of Oil a Day. Up Pilot wonders Why runway looks Short Sheridan Wyo. Up a airline passenger Shawn mock tried to shrug off his feeling that the City he saw approaching was not his Home town. As it turned out mocks doubts were justified. The Pilot of the Western airlines flight from Denver had mistaken Buffalo Wyo., for Sheridan and landed in the wrong City. It took awhile for the situation to Dawn on the % passengers and Crew. After a jolting Landing on the 4,500-foot Landing strip a which was not built for the likes of the 737 a mock said the Pilot quit taxiing and got out to make sure the undercarriage was All right. A at that Point he was still unaware he was in the wrong Airport a mock said. A the came Back on Board after about to minutes and said a mistake had apparently been made and we be landed in Buffalo instead of in Denver a Western spokesman attributed the Faux tuesday night to a a Case of mistaken regional vice president Bill Grant said the runways of the two cities were Only 20 Miles apart and similar. But he added. A i think it was a hell of a Landing on a Short runway in a just sorry it was the wrong he said the passengers were bused to Sheridan. On the inside pages of the Crescent news Anderson a startling top secret Senate report charges that foreign intelligence agents have been badgering threatening and spying on . Residents with virtual impunity their criminal activities deliberately winked at by the Federal government. Jack Anderson explores the subject today on Page 4. Baseball the Baltimore orioles who Are often treated poorly by manager Earl Weaver Are glad that the orioles skipper does not hold a grudge. Read part three of the four part series on Weaver on Page 16. Index area deaths.5 columns.4 society.12-13 sports.16-19 television.6 regular hiked about a dime in two months r a i a Quot a a a Quot. 1 of tit it i Hong Kong hit the severe tropical storm Hope packing winds of 150 mph hurtled through the South China sea into the British Colony today leaving at least three dead and More a a a than too injured. The wind and accompanying flood scattered debris and Many vehicles Over the Road above. Up Hong Kong battered by typhoon Hope Hong Kong up typhoon Hope smashed into Hong Kong with ferocious 150 mph winds today and Marine police searched for a boat carrying 408 vietnamese refugees feared lost at sea. A i done to hold out much Hope for them a a Marine police spokesman said a if they Are out to sea in that kind of a boat it will be a Miracle if they be Macao authorities pushed the refugee crammed junk Back out to sea wednesday after accepting Only a family of five which included a pregnant Mother. The boat sail powered was last seen headed toward Hong Kong. Officials said at least three people were killed and 123 injured in Hong Kong. The typhoon struck with incredible fury tossing Ocean going freighters onto piers crashing uprooted Light poles through car windows and wreaking widespread destruction on the tiny Colony. The Hong Kong fatalities included a 3-year-old girl who drowned when swept off her family a fishing junk an electrician electrocuted by a Cable knocked Down in the storm and a 66-year-old Man whose House collapsed on him. The typhoon collapsed dozens of squatter shacks flooded Many Lowling areas toppled cranes and knocked out electricity water and communication services across Hong Kong. Hope passed Over Hong Kong and slammed into the China Mainland but was reported losing strength quickly. Officials said they had no Way to determine How Many refugees could have been on the open seas although 478 slipped into Hong Kong wednesday before the storm struck. Marine police said 17 ships were tossed about in the Harbor eight of them colliding in four separate incidents. Hope passed Over Hong Kong Westward and was hovering Over the Pearl River Delta of Southern China where no reports of damage or injury were available. The storm system was so extensive that one 6-year-old boy was killed in a landslide in South Korea sparked by heavy gasoline prices up throughout area by Karen Christy in business editor gasoline prices maintained their steady upswing in the latest Crescent news Survey with average regular Gas up 2.78 cents since july 16 and 9.18 cents since May 25. This represented a 11.23 percent hike from May 25. Regular Gas ranged from 82.9 cents a gallon to 95.9 cents a gallon. The average regular gasoline Cost 89.96 cents a gallon. Unleaded Gas ranged from 86.9 to 98.9 and averaged 94.48 cents a gallon a up about 3.68 cents from july 16 and 9.22 cents from May 25. This is a 10.53 percent hike from May 25, a 3.68 percent hike from july 16 and 5.34 percent hike from june 26. The smallest local increase was actually a decrease a regular gasoline went Down i cent to 93.8 at Dick and Joe a service Hopkins and Douglas streets and to 94.8 at done a Home Oil 618 w. Second stayed the same Price at Keller and schaffers 1018 s. Clinton St. Clark Oil 117 n. Clinton St., and colonial Oil 409 Perry St., reported i cent hikes. The largest increase in the Survey was a 6-cent hike in regular and unleaded regular at Mansfield Shell on South Clinton Street. The pumps there also registered the City a highest regular and unleaded Premium Gas regular for 95.9, regular unleaded for 05.9 and unleaded Premium for 98.9. The most expensive gasoline reported was Premium �?o260,�?� sold $1.04 at Dick and Joe a $1.04.sat done a Home Oil $1 02 at hires Sunico 113 e. River or. And $1.03 at Keller and Schaffer 1018 s. Clinton St. Most stations reported that this Premium Gas was expected to be discontinued soon. The areas lowest priced regular Gas was found at the Sohlo stations reported at 82.9 self serve and 84.9 full serve by the company office. Ohio also had the lowest unleaded gasoline at 86.9 self serve and 88.9 full serve. The local Ohio stations reported that they had no steady hours however because they stayed open until they sold that Days stations reported regular hours. Stations surveyed wednesday included Owens Oil at 502 e. Second St 90.9 regular and 96.9 unleaded both up 3 cents from july 16, both up 6 cents from june 26, regular up la cents and unleaded up 12 cents from May 25. Certified Oil at 1129 Holgate ave 89 regular and 95 unleaded both up 4 cents from july 16, regular up 7 cents and unleaded up 6.1 cents from june 26, both up 4.1 cents from May 25. Clark Oil at 117 n. Clinton St 88.1 regular and 93.5 unleaded both up i cent from july 16, regular up 4 cents and unleaded up 4.5 cents from june 26, regular up 9 cents and unleaded up Page 14, column i please c a Gas watch prices listed in cents per gallon Are based on Crescent news Telephone surveys of selected local stations. In
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