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Dover Times Reporter (Newspaper) - February 9, 1983, Dover, Ohio 24 pages 4 sections classified. Do comics. .c-7 Fri. .a-8 hot line. .c-6 localize. .a-8 obituaries a .a-5 opinion. Sports. .c-1 to c-5 television. .c-6 weather. Wednesday feb. 9,1983 times the reporter 25 cents 80th year no. 193 Dover new Philadelphia o. Creager trial transcript longest Ever tells cars owner see Page dem dominated finance panel oks tax hike hinig9s committee speeds measure Oft for House vote by Sandy theist a statehouse Bureau Columbus a after five hours of deliberations members of the Ohio House finance and appropriations committee passed a Bill calling for a 90 percent tax increase to help balance the states budget. The Bill approved along the 15-9 party line will be voted on in the House either today or thursday where democrats have a 62-37 majority. Speaker Vernal g. Riffe jr., a Democrat also supports the Bill. The finance committee dominated by democrats is carrying out the budgetary proposals of gov. Richard f. Celeste. The tax hike extends the 50 percent personal income tax surcharge slated to expire March 31 and adds an additional 40 percent to it. The entire 90 percent is to be permanent a major Point of Contention Between democratic and Republican committee members. The tax hike is expected to produce $246 million in additional Revenue. The measure also cuts spending by $282 million aimed at wiping out a projected $528 million deficit by june 30. The Bill also seeks a temporary 0.5 percent increase in the Utility excise tax an increase utilities Are not permitted to pass on to Consumers. Representatives from various utilities testified before the committee saying they Are the Only members of the business Community singled out to assume the deficit Burden and they said the tax is detrimental to company stockholders. Attempts to have the tax increase eliminated failed. Committee chairman rep. William Hinig a new Philadelphia said All segments Are being hit by budget cuts and tax increases Are needed to erase the big deficit. The Ohio Constitution requires the state to finish the fiscal year with a balanced budget. Rep. Thomas Johnson of new Concord the committees ranking Republican said he still is not convinced the deficit is As Large As democrats projected. Quot i m upset that the Bill did not have More Public hearings and in a upset that we Are going to have a permanent tax a he said. A this Bill was pushed through this committee in two Days. We republicans offered a series of options to a permanent increase options we thought were fair. We think the state has budget problems done to get me wrong. But this is too much with too Little one amendment sought a 90 percent temporary surcharge with the surcharge to be reevaluated in the next biennial budget. It like a Host of other Republican amendments received Only partisan support and the committee passed Bill differed just slightly from the budget balancing measures requested by Celeste during a feb. I speech to the legislature. Among the differences was a provision taking away executive Power sought by Celeste if the tax increase and budget cuts he proposed failed to wipe out the deficit. He asked to Call for Early retirements of state workers a request denied by the committee. Another change involved placing the functions of the department of Energy in the department of development. Celeste wanted to place the Energy departments Fate in the hands of the see tax hike.a-3 Joanne Limbach and sen. Bill Ress they were among observers in hearing room Carrollton a a group of Independent truckers who Man a picket site on it. 43 North of Here think they re getting a bad rap from reports of alleged vandalism and shooting incidents in the nationwide truckers strike. A i done to consider myself a Vandal and neither does anyone else out Here a said Lanning Scott Reed 32, of Here. A a president Reagan says we re murderers a he added. A we resent that a we re not Reed and eight others at the site tuesday said the strike has placed them at the mercy of a double Standard of Law a one that makes them vulnerable to arrest while it protects those who harrass and threaten them. But they vowed to remain visible a and peaceful a in support of the nationwide Independent truckers shutdown. The action with the exception of two All of the Independent truckers who were picketing tuesday at a site off it. 43, North of Carrollton reside in Carrollton. Shown Are Arnold photo by Jim Celuch Lowder l of Canton Dale Derby Roy Toalston George Puskarich of East Canton Tom Carpenter Scott Reed Brady Reed Mike Nichols partially hidden and Tom Weir. It was a Little crowded during tuesday night s House finance committee hearing in Columbus where officials testified on proposed changes in photos by uric air cent the state budget. Rep. William Hinig lower right chaired the session. Applegate meets truck strike leaders to staff report . Rep. Douglas Applegate is among several congressmen trying to arrange for Congress to re examine truckers concerns in an Effort to formally end the strike by independents which appears to be dying anyway As it enters its 10th Day. Incidents of violence connected with the strike were Down drastically on tuesday with More Drivers returning to the Road and fruit and vegetable buyers reporting ample supplies. The Only overnight incident in the area carried a strange twist. State troopers said someone in a group of pickets fired an Arrow at a southbound truck on it. 250 near it. 21 North of Strasburg at 10 30 . Tuesday. The Arrow struck the Radiator of the Rig driven by Lee a. Custer 49, of 308 w. 3rd St., Uhrichsville. No one was arrested. Also Carrollton police Are investigating a major tire slashing which occurred monday night at Hall machine co. On n. Lisbon St. Officers said 34 tires were slashed on two trucks parked at the firm. In one of the few incidents in Ohio during the night a woman driving on 1-80 West of Youngs town told police she escaped injury when her car was set ablaze by a firebomb apparently meant for a non striking trucker. Elsewhere in Ohio Only one Rock throwing incident was reported As business began to pick up again at truck stops. Wilbur Reife Schneider owner of the see Congress .a-3 protest still alive area truckers say by Joe Mizer see protest a-3--_____-tv movie inspires 15-year-old boy to donate organs Kilgore Texas apr fifteen year old Anthony Pennington was so moved by a television movie last week that he told his brother he wanted to donate his organs when he died to help others live. Tragically his wish was realized a week later. The youth was struck and fatally injured by a pickup truck As he Rode his bicycle on a Highway near this East Texas town sunday night. By tuesday his last wish had helped five patients in three cities. His heart was transplanted into a patient in St. Louis. Two Dallas patients received his kidneys and his Corneas were donated to patients in Tyler. He had Learned about Organ transplants feb. I from a a thursdays child a a lbs to film about a Young Man whose heart was failing and whose life was saved by a heart transplant. After the movie Tony told one of his Brothers the idea of donating organs for transplant appealed to him. A the told one of my other sons that that was what he wanted a his father Robert Pennington recalled tuesday. Tony a parents relayed his desire to doctors at medical Center Hospital in nearby Tyler where the boy died monday morning. A we told them to do anything they needed to do a said Billie Pennington the youths Mother. A my husband and i Felt that a part of Tony was the Pennington a kind of came to the nurses in intensive care and said a we want to give his organs away if he a going to die a a said or. Thomas Lowery head of the hospitals donor program. A this family said we want to give All the organs we can a a he added. A we wanted to actually do the liver also but the logistics of getting All that done was just Lowery contacted the Southwest Organ Bank inc. In Dallas which quickly matched Tony a weight and blood group to the St. Louis patient. The heart was rushed by ambulance to the Tyler Airport where a Jet took it to St. Louis. A helicopter took the heart to St. Louis University Hospital where the recipient was a prepared for surgery a Lowery said. The boys kidneys were sent to the Dallas Organ Bank and were being transplanted into two patients at Dallas methodist Hospital on tuesday Haid said. Pennington said his son had wanted to be a veterinarian and was Active in livestock projects and future Farmers of America. A the was working his a projects in order to obtain Money to go on to College a said Pennington 48, a former truck Driver now involved in oilfield construction. The boy the youngest of nine children also was Active in Junior achievement and played trumpet in the band at Kilgore High school where he was a Sophomore

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