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Eureka Times Standard (Newspaper) - December 13, 1982, Eureka, California Overview monday december 13, 1982 vol. Wix no a. 340 Eureka 25 Cloudy with rain Likely today and tues Day for More information see Page 15cop Leader bark Tat hike los Angeles a state Senate minority Leader William Campbell says it s a imperative Quot the states fiscal crisis be dealt with during the Lam Duck legislative session so he is now willing to discuss a temporary tax hike. Campbell who is one of the closest advisers to Republican gov elect George Deukmejian. Said sunday night that while the budget crisis is so serious that he is willing to consider a tax increase to run through june he also wants a new round of cuts made in the 1982-83 budget the Whittier Republican conceded he has shifted his position his comments came on Knic to s Quot news conference a Clark gradually recovering Salt Lake City a Barney Clam s new artificial heart has Quot worked beautifully Quot since it was implanted la Days ago. But when he was preparing for the operation doctors Quot assumed that i would t work a Clark 61. Remained in critical but stable condition today at the University of Utah medical Center where he is gradually recovering consciousness following seizures last tuesday that doctors say were unrelated to the heart implant the seizures were brought on by a chemical imbalance in his body not by the new heart doctors believe in fact the device the Jarvik 7. Quot in All cases has worked said or i base Peterson University vice president for health Nan plan details Washington apr Rural America aching for economic help is asking a lot of questions about president Reagan s still sketchy revival of a 1960s program that would give Farmers stockpiled Gram if they slash production despite financial desperation Farmers want details before committing themselves to another of government s big ideas they want to know exactly How much Grain Farmers will gel. Whether there will be restrictions on marketing what kind of carrying costs must be borne and How a najor production cutback would affect a elated farm business inside today Ann Landers .8 astrograph.13 business .7 classified ads.13-15 comics.12 entertainment.16 Jacoby on bridge.16 jumble.16 obituaries.15 police. Eire Public sports.$-11 Sylvia porter.7 television log.12 times Standard i or eur mixer for Orlim pattern i Tili Forniti in it into a a. Billet. I fit i Rio Dell selects first City manager by Heidi la hoi mail it times Standard writer Hio Dell a Heber City. Utah Man has been selected As this City s first City manager the Rio Dell City Council voted unanimously sunday to offer the $24,000 a year Job to Charles a Johnson the City manager in the Northern i hah Community according to Rio i Ell mayor v Craige Mckight. Johnson was formerly the City Engineer and Public works director of St Helena in Napa county and held a similar position in Coachella in Southern California the City was looking for a manager with an engineering and Public works background and Tiegan its search Ink Tober using a rather unusual screening method the City Council sent copied of the applications it received to Eureka City manager Robert Stockwell Arcata City manager Rory Robinson and Fortuna City manager Rob Davis of the of applicants. Johnson appeared As one of the top three candidates on All three of the City managers recon in end a i ions Mckight said interviews were conducted based on those recon herniation the City manager should bring a Quot dramatic change to Rio Dell where there is presently some con fusion Over the responsibility of the City staff Quot in the past it s fun five people telling three people telling to other Leople what to do Quot Mckight said referring to the Council department Heads and other City employees Quot now there will in one person in the office who is responsible a he added the Council will also he giving up some of its Day to Day responsibilities and will become More of a policy making tally until last april three commissioner members of the City Council a directed the police. Public works and Kirks and recce at Ion departments Quot All three departments operated independently. Mckight said a things were falling through the cracks Quot the City manager form of govern men is expected to streamline the operations of the City and increase productivity that alone Mckight said will save about 5 percent of the City manager s salary during Public hearings last july on adopting a new form of government some members of the Community protested stretching the City s budget for a new employee City workers also protests the Council s decision to hire an administrator without offering a Cost of living increase to rank and file employees but most of the residents of the hearings spoke in favor of the City manager Council form of govern ment Johnson is exacted to begun work Iii Rio doll the first week in january panel Reagan must act on social Security Agency helps county get Grants will a Kiti in the difference la to Een North left and South right is readily apparent in Fields i mailing following the first stage of an extensor drainage project. Fields Landing drainage problems Are half solved Washington a members of the social Security Reform com Mission say president Reagan must act soon if i wants to use the pan As Quot a whipping tiny to Nish an unpopular but necessary Rescue Dan for the system through it ingress without an agreement Ila eked by the White House for a blueprint ingress is unlikely to find its own timely solution to the problem of mounting social Security deficits they suggested the Ninel s chairman and a top Republican senator also agree that any plan must include a mix of higher payroll taxes and lower cos i of living increases to keep the old age fund from drying up in the Lions sen Robert Dole r Kanthe chairman of the Senate finance committee said sunday he doubt the panel will reach an agreement at its final meeting next Friday Quot unless the president decides to take a look at social Security and lie come actively involved Quot Dole interviewed on us to s Quot face the nation Quot said he has been unable to get Reagan on the Tell phone to Confer with him on legislative business Alan Greenspan chairman of the 15-member Reform commission said there already is tentative agreement on the panel that the Way to solve the $150 billion to $200 billion shortfall confronting social Security Over the next seven years is through a mix of higher payroll taxes and lower to refit hikes Greenspan appeared on la it the Abc news Quot this week with David Brinkley Quot and Cable news network s Quot Newmaker sunday Quot if both the speaker and the president could agree on the outlines of a specific solution that would pretty much carry the Day Quot Greenspan said on Able news i Tole said. Quot it seems to me we re going to have to have a mix of taxes and Tiene fit reforms without cutting the level of present benefits if we re going to satisfy democrats and republicans on the commission and in the Congress Quot Dole said the while House should realize that the political Quot Center of Gravity has shifted closer to Capitol Hill since the Republican losses in last month s elections Greenspan said on Abc Quot clearly were the president and the speaker to agree not necessarily publicly but if they even acquiesce in the nature of some general agreement i think that we probably could get unum Mons or virtually unanimous com Mission recommendations Dole said Reagan o Neill and others ought to press for a specific Rescue Dan so they can use the commission As a whipping boy Quot in pushing Liq Pular Reform legislation through the House and Senate Quot i might be willing to accelerate the taxes already in place and maybe change the mix of taxes in the next several years if in fact we could have a six month delay Quot in next july s Cost of living increase. Dole said while suggested that a package relying on Liene fit reforms for 60 percent of its savings and tax hikes for 40 percent might be acceptable by Heidi la Holmblad times Standard writer Eureka a Rural communes often complain about having fewer opportunities to receive Federal and state Grants but help has come to Humboldt county the Rural development assistance program under the state depart ment of housing and Community development set up shop Here two months ago and has embarked on a series of local projects Wayne Walker program manager said the program was designed to help out Rural areas that May not have the Money or staff time to go after Grants and programs that could make Rural life easier housing rehabilitation multifamily housing construction Community facilities and economic development Are among the issues tackled by the group of seven Grant writers and professional problem solvers. Program representatives received a cola shoulder from the Humboldt county Board of supervisors last july when they asked for a Resolution to express the county is interest in the program. Quot the county administrative officer misinterpreted the need for a local Walker said. Adding that county officials were also under the impression that the program would increase their workload Quot but that a not True Quot he said All projects pursued by the Rural development staff Are completed by themselves or contracted out to private or non profit agencies the county recently used the staff expertise to apply for a $495,000 housing and Urban development Block Grant to Complete a storm drainage and Street rehabilitation project in Fields Landing program staffers have also embarked on a Low interest housing rehabilitation project in the Unin Corpora ted Eureka area and other housing projects in Del Norte and Trinity counties. Rio Dell and Fortuna Quot we done to pretend to be pre sumptuous to say we know what your problems Are Walker said adding that his staff works with established groups to resolve the area s inf Hie is in the two months the program staff has been in Humboldt aunty it has found unemployment to be the no i problem followed by water and sewage difficulties in several Small communities senior citizens hous my. Intermediate care facilities and single family housing rehabilitation Are also identified needs dealing with unemployment problems is Quot beyond what we did in the past but we re changing to accommodate that Quot Walker said California entered into the Rural development assistance program in 1977 when the Federal government offered it to four states Lassen Plumas Modoc and Sisk you counties benefited to the tune of $60 million in projects because of the program. Walker said Calaveras Tuolumne Alpine Amador Inyo and Sierra counties were the next to take on the program the state is now funding the program without Federal assistance and offices Are currently set up in Imperial and East Riverside counties As Well As on the North coast the program will be in the area for the next two to three years. Walker said and contacts Are being made with cities special districts and non profit agencies town county supervisor Erv Kenner. Whose District include Fields my. Has reported to the Board of supervisors that several Northern residents of the Community have begun to build new foundations under their Homes and make other flood related repairs the project has been considered a Success by Hui and the county the Holt no Grant was designed to help Low income residents and to promote economic development which it May do because of the number of tourists who visit the Fields Landing area Dave Wilkins an Arcata con tractor won the Low hid on the project and subcontracted out to several other local contractors in october All five county supervisors agreed the second half of the Fields i Anding project should be completed although some Sug Gest the county should be using the Federal Grants for economic development supervisors have also suggested that the Federal Mon be used for improvements in Mckinleyville and in the outlying areas of Eureka. Since those Are considered to be growth areas the county May also consider developing utilities and roads near the Eureka Arcata Airport to promote Industrial development there according Toa county staffer additional Block Grant proposals will be due in the Spring Deputy county administrative officer Bruce Adams said $600,000 in Grants May be available Quot it s a slow process Quot he said Quot to be working with groups and make sure we respect the timing of projects and to not step on toes As we go along Quot by Heidi la Holmblad times Standard writer Fields Landing it s one half Down and another half to go in Humboldt county a attempt to keep this Small town on the Shore of Humboldt Bay from flooding during w inter Rains the recently completed Federal housing and Urban development project brought new curbs Side walks paving and a storm drainage system to the Northern half of Fields Landing local politicians were on hand Friday to dedicate the $397. Xxx project the county has also applied for nearly $500. Xxi in Federal Block Grants to install the drainage system in the Southern half of the from left to right. Fields Landing resident Rick Storre assemblyman Dan Hauser and supervisors Erv Renner and Danny Walsh Admire the newly dedicated plaque marking the Community is extensive drainage project Poland to lift restrictions Warsaw. Poland a de daring poles have Quot the worst behind us Quot Gen Wojciech Jaruzelski per mixed to lift most martial Law restrictions by years end and hinted he will free detained Solidarity Union activists. The announcement by the polish Premier and defense minister came in a nationally televised speech sunday the eve of the first anniversary of the sweeping military crackdown that effectively crushed Solidarity suppressed 16 months of social upheaval and sharply in creased East West tensions. Quot the year which has passed was a great test we have passed it Quot Jaruzelski said Quot we have got the worst behind us Quot Snow Piny three Richmond children Start on Impromptu snowball fight on the City s streets sunday. The children were Able to play in the Snow because a storm dropped six inches of the White stuff in the Arear

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