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Fayetteville Northwest Arkansas Times (Newspaper) - November 21, 1982, Fayetteville, Arkansas Razorbacks wont go to Cotton bowl tie Musee details on Page in Sundar a Ortt to St Chr Fransas Cinter the Public interest is the first concern of this newspaper vol. I�5�?number 160 Fayetteville Arkansas sunday november 21, 1982 a hone no. 442 6244 either today a Riv Clouds and mild Mien Rny int mid 60s tonight fair Ana Cool Low in the mid 40s monday part Cloudy and mild High in the Low 60s weather map is on Page 2a 108 pages�?50< news briefly i search intensifies for jail site Driver tout cannoli i to Drivers a test cancelled state police announced this week there will be no Drivers tests thursday. Friday or saturday because of the thanksgiving holidays tests will resume tuesday nov. 30. Tests at Springdale Prairie Grove Siloam Springs and Rogers Are cancelled for the three Day Holiday period thanksgiving schedule set Fayetteville City offices and the cite animal shelter will be closed it a a a a City to sanitation Crews will run regu Cial schedules monday tuesday and wednesday according to Wally Brt sanitation superintendent no residential routes will be run thursday or Friday. Normal residential service will resume monday nov 29. No commercial routes will be run thursday &Quot----1----- la �?1,1----- Friday. Normal commercial service will resume school Board Agenda the Fayetteville school Board will meet at 7 p m. Nov. 23 in the school administration office on Stone Street. The school directors will consider a new football scoreboard and Purchase of a vehicle. Reports on the Agenda include the future Farmers of America participation in the National Fra convention where a first place was won by the Fayetteville High school Fra chapter other reports Are a forage demonstration plot on school property on Hwy. 45 East construction projects response to the shortfall in state Aid Parent teacher conferences soccer in the schools and a financial report credit card to be issued the first National Bank of Fayetteville announced today that it will begin to Issue visa credit cards in the very near future this new service is an addition to the credit card department of first National Bank of Fayetteville the Bank has been fully licensed to Issue both visa and Mastercard for better than to years until now however first National of Fayetteville has Only issued Mastercard. John Lewis chief executive officer of first National Bank said a our customers and friends in Northwest Arkansas should understand that feb is an issuing Bank and its credit card service is not in any manner connected with any other Lewis also said the interest charged by first National of Fayetteville will remain at to 5 percent per annul until the first of the year. At that time the interest will Quot float depending upon economic conditions but will operate within the confines of Arkansas statutory interest limits a farm sales bring $3.44 billion Little Rock a the Sale of Arkansas farm products in 1981 brought 63 44 billion a gain of 6366 million or 12 percent Over 1980 receipts the Arkansas crop and livestock reporting service said 1981 Cash receipts from the Sale of crops totalled la 83 billion Topping 1980 figures by 14 percent livestock and poultry sales contributed $1.61 billion a 9 by David Zodrow times staff writer a group of Washington county quorum court members saturday took a bus tour of nine Fayetteville Sites being considered As locations for a new county jail. Quorum court members Hope to select a jail site by dec 31 in time to take the jail Issue to the voters in a special election sometime next Spring voters in that election would be asked to approve a new temporary tax of up to five Mills in order to help finance the Purchase of a site and construction of a jail. Collection of the tax would be discontinued after jail construction is completed tentatively by 1986 county quorum court members Are also considering a plan to set aside $250,000 beginning in 1983 out of Quot City county Quot one percent sales tax proceeds towards jail construction a new jail costing roughly $1 65 to $3 million would replace the county sold jail which can no longer meet state standards under state Law a jail site must be located within Fayetteville because it serves As the county seat. Quorum court members have said they Are open to suggestions As to additional jail Sites. They plan to narrow the selection process Down to two or three Sites before initiating competitive bargaining with site owners another group of quorum court members will tour the nine jail Sites at 1 30 pm monday court members who boarded an Ozark transit bus saturday morning at the county court House included Peg Anderson and Lyell Thompson both of Fayetteville Francis Hull of Tontitown Johnny Gabbard of Prairie Grove and Kenneth Harmon of Hindsville they were accompanied by county a administrative aide Roger Haney of Springdale and Wilson Kimbrough who will take office Jan i on the quorum court in the county District 6 position Fayetteville architect Newt Hailey a member of a Fayetteville firm which is helping to plan the jail project conducted the tour saturday s tour included Stop oversaw a several Sites to the North. South and East of the county courthouse the county s pres jail occupies about 2 12 acres of land behind the court House and an additional 5 33 acres Are available in the immediate area at an estimated Cost of $300,000 to $350,000 Hailey said saturday that the old Ozark theatre and the Houston Taylor parking garage building have a total asking Price of about $700000 but quorum court members said these properties could be Quot condemned under eminent Domain Laws and the county continued in Page 2 per cent gain Over i960 the totals Cash recent placed Arkansas 14th in the nation for value of two positions higher than the 16th place it held ice plus in 1980 Ana 1979 Leslie Man diet Iii crash Leslie Ark apr an it year old Man died saturday when the vehicle he was driving left the Road and flipped Over. State police said the Man was Matthew Levi Wilson of near Leslie Wilson drove into a curve authorities said and his truck left the Road and overturned throwing him from the vehicle two people were injured in the wreck a half mile North of Leslie in Searcy county the crash was Arkansas 498th traffic death of the year compared to 479 by this time last year Leslie is about 50 Miles Southeast of Harrison Chicago Man arrested saturday Shell Knob map police arrested a Chicago Man saturday on a warrant for the Friday shooting death of his former wife and an arkansans in this tiny Southwest Missouri town authorities said ,. Kenneth Joseph Kosirog 35, was taken into custody in Chicago and held on a Stone county warrant charging him with two counts of capital murder store county Shevill James r Barnes said the victims Geraldine Kosirog. 43, of Shell Knob and Stephen Safgren. 36, of Carroll county Ark. Were shot to death with a 38-caliber handgun in mrs. Kosirog s Home on table Rock Lake Barnes said. Three of her children Ages 9 to 15, found the bodies about 4 p m Friday when they returned Home from school authorities believe a fourth child a boy about 31, was in the House during the shooting sometime de tween 8 a in and 9 a m Barnes said police Barnes said had reason to believe that Kosirog would return to Chicago and notified police there who arrested him about 2 a in saturday Man cd urged with spiking his of n East Meadow n y apr a pharmacy manager who claimed last month that his soft drink was poisoned has been arrested and charged with contaminating the drink himself. Police said saturday. Dennis Mason. 33, of East Meadow was arrested Friday and charged with falsely reporting a crime and with assault for putting Citronella in his wife s Glass of cola Citronella is a Sharp smelling Oil used in perfumes and insect repellents on oct 29, Mason claimed that he and his wife. Bennett became ill after purchasing a bottle of cola from a pizza shop the masons were transported to the Nassau county medical Center and held overnight for observation police said they did not know the motive Tor the contamination Abc correspondent Dies of cancer Washington apr Abc news correspondent Catherine Mackin who Rose to prominence As a television network floor reporter at the National political conventions in 1972, died of cancer saturday at her Home in the Baltimore suburb of Towson my is Mackin joined Abc in Washington in 1977 after six years with Abc news. Earlier she was a re Poi arc to Here from 1969 to 1971 and with the newspapers from 1963 to 1969 inside sunday s times the headers write.4a inter viewpoint on City Kulaf boosts power.12c video games going Sketchbook on family scene. 1b-kb sports.1c-7c entertainment. 11-131 sunday scene to classified 20-70 Legal notice 70 housing Industry seeks signs of turn around by Phyllis Rice times staff w Riter local real estate watchers say the modest housing Boom reported nationally in september and october has not hit Northwest Arkansas National figures How new housing sales in september up by 23.7 percent Over a year ago and permits for new housing construction up 60 per cent from october 1981 actual new housing starts in october were up by Only one per cent Over a year ago. Local news is not that encouraging but it is not All bad single family building permits in Fayetteville totalled 43 by the end of october estimated Cost of new single family construction was $1.7 million. By the end of october last year 73 single family permits had been issued with estimated construction costs related stories on the housing Industry in Northwest Arkansas Are on Page 2a standing at $3.1 million this much is discouraging the 1982 picture for duplex and apartment permits through october is however considerably better than it was a year ago eleven duplex permits and 40 apartment permits were issued through october with estimated construction costs of a Little Over $5 million by the same time in 1981. Only six duplex and 14 apartment permits had been issued with construction costs estimated at just under $2 million. Commercial Industrial and institutional permits have remained about the it ame Thi year As last. Through october 18 permits were issued for commercial structures none for Industrial building and one Tor institutional construction. Estimated total value of this non residential construction is a Little Over $4.2 million in 1981, 17 commercial permits one Industrial and one permit were issued by the end of october estimated value of All nonresidential construction was a Little Over $19 million. Total estimated value of All construction in Fayetteville through october of this year stands at almost a million up considerably from the $7 i million estimated by the same time last year but Well below the $19 5 million estimated by the end of october i98u what does All this mean a it Means people Aren t buy continued on page2 David Zod Rott architect Newt Hailey right briefs quorum court members on potential jail Sites left to right Are Francis Hull Lyell Thompson Kenneth Harmon and Johnny Gabbard five killed in two car crash on the National scene upturn coming again 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 say ing 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 National Economy was absolutely Flat in the july september Quarter a 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 a to 4 percent in october Blit 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 a snowballing effect a a at first lower rates make it cheaper for americans to buy expensive items ranging from refrigerators on up to houses and they make it cheaper for businesses to i malice storage of inventory stockpiles lessening their risk in increasing production. The Way the snowball is supposed to roil lower rates coupled with this year s tax rate Cut and the Prospect of next year s a encourage Consumers to buy More goods giving producers an incentive to make More thus requiring diem 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 As apparently happened with the record High reverse too in interest rates that preceded recession. High rates can push Consumers to Cut spending and prod producers to Cut output and Lay Oft 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 nations Supply of Money and credit and financial markets have reacted by lowering their rates. Here s what some top economists Are saying about better Days ahead a Robert Dederick undersecretary of Commerce Quot we can mount a recovery at this time Quot the first clearly positive month might Well be december he said. A Jack Lavery chief economist for Merrill Lynch amp co. Current weakness will push Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker to be More accommodating in policies leading to lower interest rates and that will Lead to moderate growth next year. In fact the fed lowered its own lending rate on Friday for the sixth time since july. A a resident Pessimist in the forecasting fraternity Michael k Evans of the brokerage firm Mcmahan Brafman Morgan amp co says huge Federal deficits and fast monetary growth Early next Vear could cause the fed to crack Down halting recovery As quickly As it begins but even he believes business will pick up smartly in the first Quarter if the predictions of imminent improvement sound familiar. Ifs because they be been heard several times in Public and private comments Over the past year. The Reagan administration s Champion Optimist. Treasury Secretary Donald t Regan said late last year the Economy would come Quot roaring Back in the Spring he could de right one year late president Reagan himself was estimating More than a year ago that there would be a Quot slight and i Hope Short Quot recession cynics might expect administration officials to paint Rosy economic pictures but private analysts Haven t exactly distinguished themselves Ash Flat Ark it api a a two vehicle crash on a rain Slick Highway saturday killed five people four of them members of a family on their Way to a relatives funeral state police said a 1977 Dodge Van carrying the family Ami a 1975 Chevrolet station Wagon crashed at 2 30 a in on . 167 seven Miles South of this Sharp county Community the station Wagon police said. Was travelling mirth when it crossed the Highway s Center line and struck the Van head on state police said the dead included a woman and three of her children among the in lured was the father. Martin Chandler 34. Who was driving the Van dead according to the police Are Phyllis Chandler. 34, George Chandler la Joseph Chandler. 8. Gary Chandler 7 and a passenger in the station Wagon. Loren Holm. 33. Of near Ash Flat although the Chandlers were from the Bald Knob area they had been living at the army base in fort Riley Kan state police said the wreck also injured the Driver of the station Wagon Gary d Kirk 32, of evening Shade and Julie Kirk. 29, of evening Shade emergency workers took the injured to White River medical Center in Batesville where Chandler and Gary Kirk in Dent ent surgery Donna Singleton the Hospital s assistant administrator of operations said by Telephone that Chandler and Kirk were in stable condition saturday afternoon Quot they both had to have surgery but Are Fine she said Julie Kirk however was in serious condition and was trams feared to Baptist medical Center at Little Rock is Singleton said Chandler was in the army but his rank was t immediately known patrolman j r Cooper of the Bald Knob police department said in a Telephone interview saturday that the Chandlers were returning Home for the funeral of mrs Chandler s Srun Mother after the Ara ent. The service was postponed until sunday afternoon of mrs Chandler. Cooper said. Quot we grew up together a Here in Bald the Chandlers had Many merchant and farming relatives in Bald Knob population 2.294. Cooper said a probably half the people in Bald Knob Are. Kin to them Quot he said police said no one was using seat to dts at the time of the wreck Al Salvador troops Retreat from North a Zowee got a video games May by Bec Oming old hat in some parts of he country but their Appeal is Slid Strong in Northwest Arkansas. Times reporter rim Cherry takes a new look at the games and the fans on Page id san Salvador. Al Salvador apr hundreds of troops began leaving Chala Venango province in North Al Salvador after retaking tour of six towns seized by leftist rebels last month military sources said saturday one of the sources w to asked not to lie further identified said the military suffered 40 dead and 60 wounded during the to Day operation by 5.000 soldiers the defense ministry has refused to disclose army casualties it was not immediately Clear if the entire operation had ended or it Only part of the Force was leaving the area which rebels opposed to the i s backed government at tacked last month in a major offensive the sources also did not explain Why the army retook the rebel held towns 50 Miles North of san Salvador the defense ministry earlier claimed it did not consider the towns valuable because they were worthless Quot ghost towns ter for Hearst space poll shows shuttle is popular new York a seven of to americans think the space shuttle program is a Good investment for the country according to a new associated press Abc news poll a majority also said they think the government is spend my the right amount or not enough on me space program a plurality a d be main purpose of the space program should be scientific exploration Mathei than National defense and the 1.583 adults in the nationwide Telephone poll monday and tuesday were almost evenly divided Over whether they would travel in outer space themselves if they had a Chance men. However were much More Likely than women to say they would take a space flight sixty nine percent said the space shuttle program is a Good investment Tor the country while 21 percent said it is a bad investment and to percent were not sure when the same question was asked in an a Abc news poll a year ago. 59 percent said the shuttle program was a Good investment the space shuttle Columbia the most visible result of the More than $6 billion a year being spent Oil the space Uro f ram on tuesday completed its first commercial Mission and fifth Overall in the poll 36 percent said they think the United states is spending about the right amount of Money on the space program seventeen percent said not enough is being Swient. While 38 percent said too much and 9 percent were not sure men were much More Likely than women to support space program spending 63 percept said the United states is spend ing the right amount or not enough compared with Only 44 percent of the women there was also a Sharp dil Terence Between men and women Over whether they would travel in space themselves if they had the Chance among All respondents 50 percent said they would not and 46 percent said they would men split 55 percent to 42 percent in saving they would like to travel in outer space while women split 58 percent to 38 percent in saying Thev would not among All respondents. 43 percent said the emphasis of the i s space program should de primarily on scientific exploration thirty percent said the emphasis should Fie primarily on National defense while 17 said both and to percent were not sure people who chose National defense were More Likely to say too much is timing spent on the space program while those who close scientific exploration were pore Likely to say not enough or the right amount is Heiring spent As with All Sample surveys the results of a Abc news polls can vary from the opinions of All americans because of Chance variations in the Sample for a poll based on about 1,500 interviews the results Are subject to an error margin of 3 pm inc engage Points either Way a cause of Chance variations that is. If one could have talked this past week to All americans with telephones there is Only i Chance in 20 that Ute findings would vary by More than 3 percentage Points

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