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Chronicle Telegram (Newspaper) - November 21, 1982, Elyria, Ohio The chronicle Telegram Elyria Ohio sunday nov. The f newspaper 50 cents buying a Furnace does t have to be a Burn by Amy Richards it staff writer Mary l. Halliwell spent 17 years teaching elementary schoolchildren but she s today because she herself did t have the savvy to pass the buying a Furnace test. Mrs. Halliwell a 72-year-old great grandmother in t internalizing All her anger though. She says she likes the forced air Gas Furnace that came with her two bedroom Home far bet Ter than the new one she bought for and she s mad at the heating contractor who did the work and eager to share her Story one that started More than a year ago with a Call to get a simple f 30 cleaning Job done. After the contractor arrived at her 174 s. Logan St. Home she was told she had a cracked heat exchanger and the entire unit would have to be be replaced mrs. Halliwell never contacted a second contractor to con firm her Furnace s condition. She also claims she never received a written estimate a charge the contractor disputes. The Job once done was never inspected by the City because the required building permit was t issued. While the contractor says he has returned to mrs. Halliwell s Home More than eight times at one Point replacing the thermostat mrs. Halliwell says she is still very unhappy. It gets so cold in Here i have to cover my dog she says. Mrs. Halliwell s confrontation with her heating contractor in t unusual especially at this time of year according to spokesmen for the City the state attorney general s office and the better business Bureau. The City has received approximately 10 complaints concerning work done by heat ing contractors this season according to Al Plas Elyria s heating ventilating and plumb ing inspector those complaints run the Gamut with the most serious being attempts to scare unwitting homeowners into replacing furnaces before they know what they re doing another area resident retired and single told the chronicle Telegram a contractor whom she hired to clean her Furnace Early this fall claimed she also had a cracked heat exchanger that was leaking toxic Carbon monoxide fumes unless she had her Furnace replaced immediately he would be required by Law to report the condition and have her service shut off something that s simply not True according to Elyna officials. I think he thought i was a dumb old she says adding she did indeed need a new memories of railroading and its legends Are Woven into Grafton s roots and that s one reason Why mayor Richard Smith is working to preserve the historic 100-year-old Tower that s a City landmark. Conrail is currently training time automating the switching and the Tower above May be lost to Progress. Story on Page do. It photo by Dave Zapotosky Shultz Hopes to boost China relations Washington a Secretary of state George p. Shultz plans to travel to China in january in an Effort to restore momentum to the stalled . China relationship. Continuing friction Over . Arms sales to Taiwan coupled with peking Moscow talks aimed at overcoming differences Between the two communist Powers have caused nervousness among . Officials Here. The officials who ask not to be identified by name have indicated that a successful trip by Shultz is considered a Neces sary first step to a possible visit to China by president Reagan later As Well As a visit to the Catholic Falls in semis Berea ousted by Massillon in sports Page e-1 inside accent on living.gl-6 business stocks.d5-11 crossword Panto .d-8 .d-4 entertainment. 06-8 Garden. Helpmate. B-3 Lett talk about dogs.b-3 like it to.b-7 on Chanel with Charlie b-8 Star tracking. B-4 tetevmm.0-7 outside Mim with showers today. Highs Between 6t-6s. Carter with skewers Likely Teu Light sad United states by chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang. Although there has been no formal announcement of the Shultz trip he has told reporters he expects to go Early next year. . Officials did not want to be interviewed for attribution on the question of .-China relations citing what they called the sensitivity of the current state of relations. There is speculation Here however that the sudden retire ment of foreign minister Huang Hua on Friday and his replace ment by communist party Stal wart we Xueqian was caused by Huang s recent Public statements favouring improved sine soviet ties. Huang was replaced Only one Day after returning from mos cow and declaring he was optimistic about improved relations with the soviet Union. He had conferred with soviet for eign minister Andrei a. Gromyko. He also met with Shultz while both were in Moscow for the late soviet president Leonid i. Brezhnev s funeral. While Washington had expected Huang s replacement it was n t expected to happen until the National people s Congress later this month. On .-China relations one China expert who asked to be highs Mes Ray Between 48-m. The Chance rata to m percent today and percent might. Details m Page Furnace but had had her Intelli gence sufficiently insulted to hire another contractor a contractor is not compel led by Law to Call the City if he finds a cracked heat says Ron Jones of the Elyria building department if he says he is i d be leery of the City requires every heating contractor doing work in Elyria to be licensed and to take out a permit for each replace ment Job. The permit insures each Job will be inspected upon completion according to Plas As far As Ohio Law is concerned the consumer sales practices act requires a heating contractor to Tell a Homeowner he is entitled to a written estimate if he has actively solicited work such As by offering free inspection or clean ing services for example he is required to provide a written estimate and to wait three Days before installing a new Furnace Ohio Law also requires a contractor to Tell the truth something that May or May not be done according to James Meany a Section chief in the attorney general s office that Means that he can tas far As the Law is concerned Tell you that you have a cracked heat exchanger when you Don t have he says having a cracked heat turn to Page a-4 better Days ahead they say again Only As an informed said he believed the chinese were a Little miffed at the . Interpretation of the aug. 17 joint communique on . Arms sales to Taiwan. The Reagan administration agreed in the communique to gradually reduce arms sales to Taiwan in Exchange for China s commitment to peace fully resolve its differences with Taiwan which it views As a break away province. They Don t want any arms sales at All but of course they have gone along with the joint said the observer. Elyria Catholic Rattay 1mb m w i putters Tot to akm St. Of the in saturday night. It Washington a take heart recession weary America Here comes the recovery. Again. Unfazed by a year of wrong guesses most private and government forecasters Are saying the Economy will begin pulling out of the recession in the next month or so. Many were almost As optimistic last Winter and Spring. New government figures released Friday said the nation Al Economy was absolutely Flat in the july september Quarter no growth no decline just sitting there. Until it starts moving upward unemployment is unlikely to recede much from the highest level in 42 years 10.4 percent in october. But analysts say the fact that interest rates have been falling Over the past few months Means better times Are almost surely coming. David Cross a senior economist at Chase Econometrics in Bala Cynwyd pa., talks of a snowballing at first lower rates make it cheaper for americans to buy expensive items ranging from refrigerators to houses. And they make it cheaper for businesses to finance storage of inventory stockpiles lessening their risk in increasing production. The Way the snowball is supposed to Roll lower rates coupled with this year s tax rate Cut and the Prospect of next year s encourage Consumers to buy More goods giving producers an incentive to make More thus requiring them to hire Back Laid off workers who then have Money to buy More goods giving producers an incentive to make even More and hire even More. And on and on. Of course the effect works in poor woman has baby by Candle new York a a woman too poor to her electricity Bill delivered a baby herself by candlelight then called for a neighbor to help with the other twin. I worked by candlelight one in the bedroom and one in the said sue tobacco the neighbor summoned into the darkened Bronx apartment wednesday night by Joan Willis. Mrs. Willis delivered the girl herself mrs. Tobacco said but was unable to Cut the umbilical Cord and came pounding on mrs. Tobacco s door. She said mrs. Willis who was eight months pregnant could not afford her Utility Bill. Mrs. Tobacco said she had to administer Mouth to Mouth resuscitation on the second twin and when it worked she wept. I started crying after the boy was born and i told the cops Here s a child born in tears and she said. The twins were taken to Jacobi Hospital and were listed in fair condition saturday. Reverse too As apparently happened with the record High interest rates that preceded the recession. High rates can push Consumers to Cut spending and prod producers to Cut output and Lay off workers. But few expect rates to surge upward again soon. The Federal Reserve Board concerned about the Long recession has been easing its formerly tight grip on the nation s Supply of Money and credit and Finan Cial markets have reacted by lowering their rates. On Friday it lowered its so called discount rate the rate at which it lends Money to Banks and other financial institutions from 9.5 percent to 9 percent. Tax break rich7 Washington a income tax Breaks added to the nation s internal Revenue code Over the years including the first two of president Reagan s administration Are weighted toward the most affluent Ameri cans according to a new Federal study. The study conducted by the Treasury department released saturday by rep. Henry Reuss d-wis., showed that the 4.4 percent of the taxpayers earning More than a year reap a third of the benefits from 33 specific tax Breaks. Some Large tax expenditures have exceedingly regressive impacts on our tax said Reuss chairman of the congressional joint economic commit tee. The study found that taxpayers with yearly salaries in excess of account for 19 percent of the adjusted Gross income reported to the irs in 1981 but would get 33.4 percent of the benefits from the tax Breaks reviewed. Of the More than billion in govern ment losses attributed to those tax Breaks More than billion go to people in that High income bracket. This Treasury analysis is an important contribution to our study of the tax system and to the new drive for Broad based income Reuss said. Of the tax Breaks studied the. One that most benefited High income americans was the exclusion of tax on interest from state and local Bonds. Of the billion the government loses on that break More than billion goes to those earning a year or More. That income group also gets nearly 87 percent of the benefits1 from alternative conservation and new technology us 73 percent of the tax savings on the exclusion on income earned by americans overseas 43.5 percent of the tax Breaks on reduced liability for capital gains excluding Homes and More than half the benefits of Charita ble contribution deductions and tax credits for jobs

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