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Delphos Daily Herald (Newspaper) - May 30, 1990, Delphos, OhioHenderson Breaks Cobbs steals record a Page 3b Gradison leads Ohio delegation in speaking fees a Page 6b wednesday May weather Frost possible tonight Low 35 to 40 sunny thursday. See Page 2. 2 sections the daily Delphos Ohio Herald 30 1990 serving the Tri county area 35? per copy Horeb cemetery Wren Landeck Road Delphos water system explained editors note this is the fourth in a series on Delphos water situation. Facts on the existing water system and the Overall operations of the system will be presented. Options a Reservoir water from Lima and Wells a will also be discussed. Further questions from citizens of the Community will be addressed. Questions May be sent to Rick Schuck water department superintendent or the Herald newsroom Schuck said a in the discussion for the rate increase we discussed the possibility of not raising the rates and taking away the capital improvements funding. This would have allowed the budget to balance. A however City Council recognized the Benefit of allocating 35 percent to a capital improvements fund. This raised the rates 50 percent. With the 50 percent increase we will be Able to balance the budget and allocate 35 percent of our total income to capital he said with the pending system improvements City Council saw the Wisdom of generating capital funds in Advance to help offset a major increase in the rates later. As of april 30, the City has $334,280.59 allocated for capital improvements. This Money is allocated to the water department and will not be spent on any other department. By Law All funds generated by the water department must be used Only by the water department. This is subject to the state auditors inspection on an annual basis. There has not been any diversion of water department funds for use on business outside of the water department said Schuck. He said a the rate increase has nothing to do with any of the three options other than to generate a nest egg to help pay for the improvement ultimately selected. Some of the capital improvement funds Are earmarked to repair existing facilities. They must continue to operate until the ultimate improvements Are decided. A we have delayed necessary improvements Over the years to save Money to use on our new facilities. However because of the continued delay in a final Choice and the time to bring on line any of the choices we must make necessary the North water Plant was constructed in 1947 and has seen no major renovations since that Lime. The South water Plant was initially constructed in 1897 and is in need of major repairs if the City wants to keep it going for an extended period. It has out served its useful purpose. These Are some of the reasons action must be taken now he said. A it is a hard decision to spend funds on facilities that May no longer be needed in a very Short time. Yet we cannot neglect them to a Point where we can no longer deliver Safe drinking water. The longer we delay a decision for the future the greater the need to make necessary repairs. This in effect robs valuable funds that could be better spent on the new or upgraded Schuck said a it should be noted that the rate increase was reported in the Herald with information As to the Why of it. I know personally that City Council passed the rates very reluctantly. All information presented for the rate increase can be verified As to the need of it. Had it not been so the rate increase would not have passed. A any future rate increase will be dependent on the Choice of future improvements to the water system. At this time we cannot say what extent the rates will Likely be increased until we have a clearer picture on our direction. With the funds building up in capital improvements we Hope to defray future rate increases. This will depend on How Long it now lakes to decide on an ultimate he said a throughout All of the discussions i have tried to keep my opinion on the Choice of the options quiet. I have expressed my concerns to those who had a need to know to help them in their decision making process. A the ultimate Choice of the options is not mine to make As i am hired by the City to manage the water system. Throughout All the discussions i have tried to acknowledge the Choice of the citizens of Delphos. At the same time i tried to Lake into consideration the most Cost effective alternative. A i must also weigh my own personal feelings of having to pay for the future improvements in respect to everything else we arc going to be faced with. I happen to be closer than most to the ultimate outlays of funds the City is faced with. I am aware of legislation that will affect the operation of the City whether we like it or continued in thursdays Herald 50-year award Frances Youngpeter left receives a 50-year pin from Carol bord Ner department president of veterans of foreign wars auxiliary. Youngpeter received the award at the 50th anniversary banquet of Delphos auxiliary of veterans of foreign wars Walterick Hemme Post 3035. She is the Only surviving charter member and also is a past president of the organization. Other past presidents honoured include Jane Fiedler Helen Baker Florence Trentman and Denelda Bro Kamp. Related photos and Story Page 4a. No surprises expected at Summit Washington up a soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev staggering politically under the mounting pressures of ethnic unrest and economic instability at Home arrives for a three Day Summit with president Bush that will focus on obstacles facing both nations As they Chart the future of East West relations. With chief political rival Boris Yeltsin capturing the presidency of the giant and powerful russian Republic and uncertainty clouding the potential for Summit pacts on Trade and arms control Gorbachev planned to travel to Washington wednesday evening for talks to begin thursday at the White House. A this is not a Summit devoted to the Celebration of agreements that we can sign a said a senior Bush administration official. A it is a Summit designed to do the hard work of trying to overcome the remaining obstacles that stand in the Way of transforming East West Gorbachev a efforts to thwart secessionist movements by the Baltic republics and . Demands for de escalation of that crisis As Well As the faltering soviet Economy and tensions on German reunification top the Summit Agenda. Gorbachev arrived in Ottawa on tuesday and was to Lay a Wreath at the Canadian National War memorial and deliver an address at the National Art gallery before earthquake kills at least seven in Romania Bucharest Romania up a a powerful earthquake entered in the Carpathian mountains of Romania Shook the Balkans and the southwestern soviet Union wednesday killing at least seven people and injuring More than 100 in Romania and causing widespread damage authorities said. The temblor measuring Between 6.0 and 7.5 on the Richter scale Tore chunks from buildings in the romanian capital of Bucharest and sent guests fleeing in terror from a downtown luxury hotel. A police spokesman said at least seven people were killed in Romania including two in Bucharest and that More than 100 others were injured throughout the country. Peruvian temblor leaves 16 dead Lima Peru up a an earthquake collapsed buildings in Northern Peru killing at least 16 people disaster Relief officials said wednesday amid reports from Ham radio operators of a higher death toll and of dozens injured particularly in amazonian zones. Unconfirmed reports from Ham radio operators who assist the civic defense Institute said As Many As 22 people were killed in various cities and towns in Northern Peru and dozens of others were injured. The quake occurred at 9 34 . Tuesday and registered 5.8 on the open ended Richter scale the Peru geophysical Institute said. Its epicentre was about 110 Miles Southeast of Chiclayo about 50 Miles below the surface of the Pacific Ocean. Alaska shaken Kodiak Alaska up a a moderate earthquake tuesday Shook the Alaska fishing port of Kodiak but caused no damage the Alaska tsunami warning Center reported. The tremor registered 5.8 on the Richter scale and had a deep under sea epicentre 50 Miles Southwest of Kodiak said Bill Sitck of the warning Center in Palmer. The ground Shook at 10 31 . Alaska time. Police school District officials and the harbormaster All reported distinct swaying during the tremor but no damage. Flying to Washington. Bush planned to resume a series of briefings with top advisers on Summit issues. The Summit which officials planned along the lines of a state visit will be their second get together since Bush assumed the presidency. Their first Summit was held at storm tossed Malta last december. Gorbachev and Bush will hold formal talks thursday and Friday and will socialize at a state dinner hosted by the White House thursday night and a reciprocal affair at the russian embassy Friday night. Bush looked Forward to a a family Day saturday at Camp David md., where he plans Frank discussions in the relaxed setting of the presidential Retreat. While Bush met with his advisers against a backdrop of panic buying fresh unrest in the soviet Union and Yeltsin a stunning political Victory on tuesday . And soviet officials raced to resolve differences on agreements designed to serve As the tangible signs of a successful Summit. At the state department negotiators pursued the last elements of a roughly one third Cut in strategic nuclear arsenals. . Officials also awaited an end of soviet foot dragging on reducing conventional forces in Europe. Continued on Page 7b annual _ Canoe race june 3 a Canoe race fort Jennings Jaycees and Central Jaycees 1 to a Bill Metzger Diana Saura Joyce Brokamp and Carl Trenkamp chairman of the Canoe race prepare for the june 3 Canoe race at the fort Jennings Community Park. Registration begins 10 . With the first race starting at noon. There will be nine divisions with plaques awarded for first second and third places in each division. Concessions including Barbecue Chicken dinners will be available ail Day. Sound wave will provide music. Fort Jennings fire department will sponsor Duck races to Benefit the american cancer society. Fort Jennings Jaycees and Central Jaycees use funds raised by the project to operate Many Community events throughout the year. Canadian parliament oks abortion limits Ottawa up a parliament voted 140-131 to approve a Law that would forbid doctors to perform abortions unless a woman a health or life is endangered. The action upset abortion advocates and opponents. The Law approved tuesday must be approved by the non elect cd Senate before it becomes Law but that is expected to be Only a formality. Canada has been without an abortion Law since january 1988, when the supreme court ruled the existing Law unconstitutional because it restricted women a right to an abortion. Under the new Law criminal sanctions including a maximum penalty of two years in jail would apply to any woman who induces her own abortion without the advice of a doctor or a doctor who performs an abortion without determining the threat to a woman a health. Several women representing abortion rights and anti abortion groups shouted at politicians while they voted and were ejected by guards from the Public gallery of the House of commons. Only a few members of the conservative government voted against the government led legislation. Conservative members who openly oppose the government have been threatened with being ejected from the caucus. Colombians president elect proposes special drug courts Bogota Colombia up a president elect Cesar Gaviria plans to create special courts modelled on italian anti mafia tribunals and provide heavy Security for judges to hear drug cases involving the powerful cocaine cartels officials and diplomats said. Gaviria. Who was elected sunday with 47.5 percent of the vote has pledged a Tough War on drug traffickers. He acknowledged that colombians Justice system is a shambles and has proved unable to effectively prosecute cocaine cartels or common criminals. Gaviria left his heavily guarded a Phil dirt and the dozers highlighting Putnam fair the 1990 Putnam county fair will be june 29 through july 4. Norma Unverferth Secretary of the Putnam county agricultural society has announced entertainment of the fair will be a Phil dirt and the dozers Quot 8 .on july 1, there will be reserved Racetrack scats available for $5 per person. Fireworks will follow the show. Membership and season tickets Are on Sale for $8 each and May be purchased from Unverferth the Cut a Thon to be held june 3 Betsy Anderson manager of fiesta hair Salon East Towne Plaza Elida Avenue announces that fiesta will participate in a Benefit Cut a Thon 11 . To 4 . June 3. Proceeds will go to children a Hospital Columbus. All stylists Are working on a Volunteer basis said Anderson. Items donated by Delphos merchants will also be raffled. Raffle tickets May be obtained at the Salon directors or at the Extension office in Ottawa. The Secretary a office at the Fairgrounds will be open on thursdays Only starting june 7 from 10 . Until 3 ., she said. The office will open 9 . Until 5 . Daily on june 18. Apartment tuesday for a meeting with president Virgilio Barco. The apartment a called a Tel bunkers by the local news Media a is guarded by several dozen police soldiers and bomb sniffing dogs. Gaviria a life is threatened by the Medellin Cartel of cocaine traffickers because of his proposed Lough anti Cartel policy. He told reporters he believes those responsible for a recent series of bomb attacks understand a that this is a Blind policy it is a policy of hate that this policy was rejected at the ballot Box by colombians and is an absolutely non conducive policy. I am confident they will abandon currently the colombian judicial system a is an organization trying to judge an organization that is More powerful than it is a said Fernando Carrillo a constitutional Law professor and Gaviria adviser. The special courts Are seen As a Way to focus judicial action on chug cases. Since 1977. At least 46 judges have been assassinated in Colombia. Schroeder named Delphos area youth of the year Kelly Ann Schroeder. 17, a Junior at St. Johns High school was named Delphos area youth of the year by Delphos knights of Columbus. Schroeder. The daughter of Thomas and Sharon Schroeder of 1608 fort Jennings rd., is Active in Community Church and school activities. She participates in the Delphos Community Christmas project and is a Volunteer at St. Rita a medical Center. She visits and delivers Flowers to nursing Homes Ami collects for the heart fund continued on Page 9a Kelly Ann Schroeder

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