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Daily News Record (Newspaper) - April 5, 1990, Harrisonburg, Virginia Rms Salvo feds blasted take a dive scuba class 2 1 weather Milder 157 40 pages april 4332702 25 cents residents blast county tax hike overflow crowd complains to Board Byeff Mellott new record staff writer the double whammy of a proposed hike in real estate taxes and reassessed property value filled Rockingham county court room to overflowing the standing room Only crowd thinned very Little As the hearing continued for most of the speakers who paraded to the microphone complained about rising taxes and their inability to keep up with county they seemed to seek the Justice and mercy promised by the words above the judges Bench in the George Baker called the proposed tax hike on top of the reassessment the most unfair and most unjustifiable tax Structure in Rockingham county Board of supervisors chairman Timothy Hulings said the Board had no control Over commissioner of Revenue David an elected handled the Hulings that argument was not Good enough for the including resident Harold you Guys have bounced around this but you Guys hired the Roberts Hulings said the supervisors were responsible for the proposed tax supervisors Are proposing a 3cent per increase for real estate along with other tax to balance a pro posed the proposed budget asks for less than the 198990 spending supervisors have Cut More than million if the proposed real estate tax combined with an average increase of about 23 percent on property has caused a percent increase in real estate another resident asked do you spend your Money like you spend the see 2 associated press Call a cab cab Driver Robert Graham shows the Strain of a Long Day As he Waits for a Tow truck tuesday on Sudley Road in Graham escaped injury when a kerosene Senate oks Ryan for Post Washington a the Senate confirmed Timothy Ryan As the nations chief savings and loan regulator wednesday despite democrats complaints that he lacked banking president Bush a 44yearold labor Law won approval on a 6237 vote to begin a five year term As director of the Treasury departments office of Thrift he will regulate the Industry during a period that analysts believe will be crucial to its sur lost a record billion last Ryan will administer the Rule deciding which institutions stay in seventeen democrats joined All 45 republicans in voting to confirm who was nominated less than two weeks thirty seven democrats were the administration lobbied hard for with Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady making Peres claim of support questioned Jerusalem a labor party Leader Shimon Peres said wednesday he had enough support in parliament to form a ruling coalition and requested a special session to approve the new Peres refused to name the members of the proposed gov he said secrecy was Nec Essary As he tried to recruit More lawmakers into a broader gov but radio reports questioned whether the labor Leader actually had the needed i said we have a More than that i wont Peres said on Israel if Peres the new government May move toward accepting proposals for starting mid dle East peace Yizhak Shavirs refusal to accept the proposals led to the fall of his government March Peres labor party had accepted Compromise proposals by Secretary of state James Baker Iii for open ing a dialogue with palestinians As a step toward Israel proposed elections in the occupied conservatives in the coalition government that was headed by Shamir refused to go creating an impasse that led to a vote of Nocon Tidence against Shavirs govern me Peres notified president Chaim Herzog that he had succeeded in get Ting majority backing in the 120 member or to replace the he said he had appealed to the speaker of parliament to Convene the legislature As soon As Possi preferably by to approve the new Peres and other labor leaders refused to provide details on the composition of the new i have time until the Knesset convenes to make the list and Divide there is still work before until earlier Peres had Only 60 assured he needed at least one More legislator to vote with him or state run Israel and army radio see 2 daily Calls on his the Victory margin was wider than both democrats and republicans the in a statement released after the thanked Brady and i look Forward to working closely with the Congress in addressing the problems of the Thrift ryans admission that he tried marijuana and cocaine 17 years ago As a Law student figured Little in the i dont think that had any part in judging the fitness of this said Donald Riegle chairman of the banking which endorsed Ryan on a 1110 vote last Riegle and opponents said he was professionally unqualified to oversee the nations supporters stressed his management experience and credit As the labor depart ments top attorney Early in the Reagan and with helping to clean up the Tea Rasters the appointment removes a constitutional Challenge to the administrations a Federal judge ruled two weeks ago that the Agen cys officials lacked authority to seize failed in the decision was delayed by an appeals but Only until april in Case Ryan had been Riegle had prepared legislation to remove the basis of the Legal Challenge and allow president Bush to appoint an acting director without ryans drug use came up Only briefly after supporters complained about the leak of ryans answers in a confidential Fri background Ryan is part of a generation coming Forward now whose members May have at one or More times experimented with drugs to me it would be a bad policy to write them said John associated press Timothy Ryan Morris sees Hope for extra staff ing veto of Assembly allocations Likely by Eric Gorton new record staff writer new record photo by Allen Litten posting up volunteers drive posts into the ground on the first Day of construction at the kids Castle More than 400 Volun Teers turned out to lend a hand on the which Volun Teers Hope to have completed by Story on Page 9 a gubernatorial veto of an unusual general Assembly procedure could mean additional staff ing for the Harrisonburg Rock Ingham prosecutors commonwealths attorney Bruce Morris said in an unprecedented move that had Many state prosecutors crying including the general Assembly sidestepped the states compensation Board this the Assembly chose which Cit ies and counties would get 11 Assis Tant commonwealths attorney positions and 15 support staff members for and Morris office want on the receiving after meeting monday with Douglas Wilders chief of Jay Morris said there is a substantial likelihood Wilder truck rammed the Back of his taxi while waiting a traffic no one else was in the cab at the time of the a clean air fight shifts to House alternative Bill still being crafted str vice Washington now that the Senate has voted to Amend the clean air the legislative struggle has shifted to the House where a Bill is being drafted that would crack Down More strongly on Urban air the House Bill would address the same pollution problems As the senates acid smog and toxic but there Are significant differences in How each chamber would achieve its pollution reduction environmentalists and an Industry spokesman said wednesday that they favored major elements of the House being written by the Energy and Commerce commit Industry spokesmen said some provisions of the House version might be less costly for manufacturers because they might not require the use of expensive pollution con tool the Senate and the House Bills Call for two stages of controls to be used to reduce pollution from automobile tailpipes and from plants that Emit hazardous in both cases the second round of which would be More costly than the is contingent on Dif Ferent actions or Industry representatives believe that under the House the second round is less Likely to go into effect for Auto and chemical plants and so the House Bill would be less costly Over the Long environmental lobbyists said the House version included require ments that would be More effective in making cities clean up smog and see Page 2 will veto the general Assembly Shropshire is a former chairman of the compensation despite being ranked second by order of need of 30 commonwealths attorneys offices Virginia Beach is first Morris int sure what a veto would mean to his the compensation Board provided Morris office with a second Assis Tant prosecutor last he has requested an assistant at Torney and a staff person for each of the next two if he receives All the positions he his staff would include four assistant prosecutors just about where we should he the general Assembly normally funds a certain number of court positions and lets the compensation Board handle allocation of see Page 2 Shevardnadze assures soviet official vows peaceful solution in Lithuania Washington a Secretary of state James Baker Iii told soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze on wednesday that How Moscow deals with the drive for in Lithuania holds very important consequences for superpower Bakers Strong at the conclusion of a 3vihour session at the state department at the opening Ofa new round of elicited a Public Assurance from the Shevardnadze that the Kremlin would find a peaceful solution in the Baltic let me Tell you very authoritatively and seriously i have no doubt we will be Able to find a solution to that that we will find a Wise and fair Shevardnadze also Gorbachev warns Lithuania neighbor Page 16 he without that it would be in the interests of the lithuanian the entire soviet Europe and at the conclusion of the first of three Days of scheduled Baker said Shevardnadze had brought a letter for president Bush from soviet president Mikhail Gor Baker declined to disclose any of the the two ministers also discussed nuclear they Hope to agree on the extent of the limitations to be placed on nuclear tipped cruise missiles in a treaty Bush and Gorbachev would like to sign at a sum Mit meeting Here in but the dramatic disagreement Between lithuanians determined to have their own nation and a Kremlin determined to avoid splintering the soviet Union Drew most of the Public this is a very important Baker i have pointed out to the minister How very important it is in terms of the relationship Between the United states and the soviet Baker said there was no disagreement with Shevardnadze with respect to its and with respect to the importance of resolving it through dialogue and through peaceful Rick Barnes emerges As the favorite for the vacant basketball Page 29 area news9 business 18 classified ads comics 34 39 crossword editorials movies j5 3 Skyline sports 29 Progress on Trade and japanese insisting that they Are making struggle to reach a Trade agreement and extend their talks another Page 3 Back in the mines life is almost Back to Normal in the appalachian Coal Fields one year after the United mine workers went on strike against Pitt Stan Coal group and two months after the miners voted to go Back to Page 12 de Maiziere endorsed East Germany major political factions agree to ask Christian Democrat Leader Lothar de Maiziere to try to build a government that will unite this floundering a Page 13 obituaries Page 19 Garland Rex

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