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Daily News Record (Newspaper) - March 31, 1990, Harrisonburg, Virginia No excuse pet control 1 1 drone Call blowing pipes 19 weather showers 153 36 pages March 4332702 25 cents soviet troops supplant prosecutor takeover of government building escalates tensions in Lithuania associated press vytautas Landsbergis a soviet troops took Over the building housing the lithuanian chief prosecutors office late Friday after staff members refused to work with a Moscow loyalist named As new chief prosecutor by the the takeover was the first occupation of a government building in Vilnius since Lithuania declared its Independence on March and came As an abrupt reversal by the soviets after initial Steps by both sides toward a soldiers previously had occupied a few communist party uniformed men Early today also moved into Lithuania Central newspaper printing they refused to identify themselves and said Only that they were protecting the witnesses said they saw at least seven armed with lithuanian president vytautas Landsbergis said on television the decision to take Over the prosecutors office brings shame on the soviet they Are trying to destroy the Legal we have had these challenges we have stood against and we will do it he Premier Kazimiera Prunskiene told reporters after an emergency session of the presidium of the Lithuania parliament that the government told employees of the prosecutors office to try to work in the building under the lithuanian official rather than Moscow lithuanian legislator Egidius Bickauskas said earlier on to that the soviet troops occupied the building the help of an he did not a foreign journalist rushed to the scene and said he saw a truckload of Interior ministry soldiers enter the Moscow earlier tried to Force Lithuania to adhere to soviet Law by firing Lithuania chief Artris and announcing he would be replaced by Antanas the chief prosecutor is basically a Republic wide District soviet Deputy prosecutor Alexei Vasiliev made the announcement in a conference Hall of the prosecutors building in he ordered the 100 staff members to enforce soviet staff members began arguing and shouting at Vasiliev and then walked hours the soviet soldiers moved a lithuanian Interior ministry spokesman confirmed that soldiers were inside the pro see Page 2 utilities press for rate hikes Virginia Apo ask Sec Richmond a Virginia Power sought permission Friday to raise its rates percent while appalachian Power filed a request with the state corporation commis Sion to increase its residential Bills by Virginia Power serves million residential most of whom live in the Eastern half of the and appalachian Power has approximately residential custom ers in 31 Southwest Virginia coun Virginia Powers increase would Cost a residential customer using kilowatt hours of electricity per month an additional and appalachian Powers rate hike would Cost a customer using the same amount of electricity an extra Virginia Power officials told the state corporation commission that the additional million in reve the second rate increase in a is essential to reverse a serious decline in the company financial the importance of this Case is not just for Virginia but for the Commonwealth of said James the Utility presi Dent and chief executive the product we sell electric Power is absolutely essential to sustain the current High rate of eco nomic growth in our but the challenges that we face in supplying the rapidly growing requirements for that product cannot be met without a reversal of the declining trend in our financial appalachian Power president Joseph Vipperman said in a state ment that the million in additional annual Revenue will cover higher costs of buying Power from other which the com Pany needs to do to meet increased demands for the Sec will decide whether to permit Virginia Power to raise rates on an interim basis May 1 and later will determine whether the Utility is entitled to the Virginia Power also proposed to restructure its commercial and Industrial encourage More efficient use of electricity among residential customers and increase charges for connecting new Homes to the Power none of those proposals Are related to fridays rate increase the Utility raised its rates by million last but the Sec trim med the increase by More than million in the net effect on a residential customer who uses kilowatt hours per month was an increase of about in its filing Virginia Power did not seek an increase in its fuel Factor to recover higher fuel costs caused by a prolonged shut Down of the Surry nuclear Plant in timekeepers Spring ahead again sunday by Betty Sheens new record staff writer Ida Comer stacks shelves with clocks at North Harri time flies even faster than usual sunday As Daylight saving time clocks in at 2 and time pieces move ahead an timekeepers All Over the Valley will be set Ting microwave Kitchen stereo fax digital wrist car Wall clocks and alarm while jewellers dont set the watches they sell until there several report a Stream of customers Are usually in the Day after Daylight savings begins needing help adjusting their its usually a pretty Busy Day for us after Daylight savings said Mary manager of the jewelry department at Kmart in we have a lot of older people who need especially if they have jewellers spokesmen said they also expect customers to be asking for help with their wat p jewellers has about a half dozen clocks that will need said Sale clerk but said manager of macs upholstery and Don Rockingham Deputy county said hed be setting the court room clock in the Rockingham county court House with a pole before quitting time As for the clock in the courthouse the janitor will shut off the then climb up and change the since the janitor had see Page 2 Wilder tells Vea hell get pay up Roanoke a Douglas Wilder assured teachers Friday that he remains committed to moving teacher salaries in Virginia above the National average and ending disparities in Public school i can Tell you categorically i made a pledge during my Campaign that Virginias teachers salaries should exceed the National average and i intend to keep that Wilder told Virginia education association delegates at their annual Vea president Madeline Wade said thursday afternoon that Wilder appeared to be backing away from the Campaign she cited an article in the Washington times in which Wilder was quoted As follows what i am saying is that i want to be past the National the median average is what i thought i teachers get a boost Shenandoah county Board approves 6 pay raise by Steve Elliott special correspondent associated press see Page s Wilder with Vea president Madeline Woodstock a 6 percent pay raise for Shenandoah county teachers is in the works for next the school Board voted Friday morning to in crease salaries for All personnel by 6 percent in response to concerns raised at a Public hearing March the Board had originally proposed an increase of 5 an amount mandated by the no new local revenues will be needed to pay for the which is part of the boards budget request for the raise will be paid for by funds previously allocated to the chapter 1 remedial program not having to provide insurance for underground storage tanks and adjustments to the states funding formula based on higher enrolment expectations next year these sources of Revenue Are the environmental Protection Agency has ruled that it will not require the insurance on underground tanks until fall of but the Virginia state water control Board May require the insurance this if enrolment projections do not live up to the Money will have to be Cut from other budget i characterize All of this As driving on ice sooner or later youll have to said superintendent Jerry Board member Carolyn Long was especially Adamant regarding teacher the most important thing that happens in the the teachers didst come to us for a see Page 5 Dollar a week haunts Drunken Driver a for the Drunken Driver and the parents of the teenage girl he a week is the Price for getting on with the rest of their i told the kid if you want to get on with your life and never see me just put a Dollar in the mail every said Louis Susan Herzog was 18 when she was killed on new years Day Kevin Tunell was so his Case went to juvenile court where he was convicted of manslaughter and Drunken Louis and Patricia Herzog filed a million suit against but settled for to be paid at a time to remind Tunell what he had done to their now keeps missing his the Hertogs keep taking him to he was sentenced thursday in in not purposely not writing them because i want to defy the court and in trying to Hurt the i just dont feel it Drunken Driver Kevin Tunell 55 Fairfax county circuit court to 30 Days in jail for contempt because he has not lived up to his agreement to make the weekly circuit judge Jack Stevens allowed him 30 Days to testifying Tunell said he is haunted by Susan Hertogs death and tormented by the pay in not purposely not writing them because i want to defy the court and in trying to Hurt the her i just dont feel it he this was the fourth time in eight years that the both Active in mothers against drunk have been to court trying to enforce the Dollar week As his criminal Tunell was ordered to spend a year talking to groups about the evils of Drunken he completed that he and continued to Campaign against Drunken driving for the next six Tunell declined Friday to talk about the i think its pretty evident whats going i think people will unders tand Why i dont want to Tunell said by Telephone from his parents Home in i just want to get on with my tunnels Stan also declined to answer questions but read a Kevin and his family Hope that this tragedy of Over eight years ago can be left to the families that have suffered As a result of As they will have to continue to live with it for the rest of their the state ment the payments Are due each Friday because Susan died on a Fri they began in 1982 and will end in 2000 one year for every year Susan the agreement specifies that see pages abortion Bill vetoed Idaho Cecil Andrus vetoes what would have been the nations most restrictive state abortion Landfill debate a state hearing officer hears arguments on whether the Kim Stan Landfill should lose its operating 18 truce shattered after weeks of sporadic the Beirut ceasefire collapses in thunderous Battles that kill at least Page 21 obituaries pages 23 Dirk Hendrick Elnora 81 Tola Marie Juanita Broy 81 Walter Maurice Omar Ollie Reynolds Ivan Cleon the nations top College teams gear up for final four a Page 14 Are news business comics crossword movies j9 22 25 k la 11 sports 14

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