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Daily News Record (Newspaper) - May 11, 1990, Harrisonburg, Virginia In the Valley evolving Hobby 11 help for youths 15 poor farm 16 weather Cool 191 40 pages May 4332702 25 cents family leave Bill advances House ignores veto threat old Man Winter provides Milwaukee residents with a reminder of How Nasty he can blizzard like conditions moved towns hear plea to drop meals tax Winter reminder across Wisconsin and Michigan on causing headaches for com the last time Milwaukee associated press received More than an Inch of Snow this late in the year was in Washington a the House voted thursday to require employers to give workers up to three months unpaid leave for family ignoring a threat ened veto and opponents who said the Bill would help Only Yuppie workers who can afford to forgo the House voted 237187 to approve the family and medical leave act and Send it to the the while a Victory for its bipartisan was Well Short of what would be needed to override a presidential though the Bill had the backing of the House democratic 54 democrats sided with business groups that opposed the thir Tonine republicans supported the the Bill is strongly opposed by the Bush administration and faces a contentious and Uncertain future in the the Senate labor and human resources committee approved a similar Bill More than a year but sponsors have yet to schedule floor none was expected be fore memorial Alixe a Deputy White House press called the House vote pretty close and said presi Dent Bush was holding fast to his he fully supports and encourages flexible family leave policies by All but feels that should not be dictated by a Washington Man the measure would require business and government employers to provide workers with up to 12 weeks of unpaid medical leave or leave for the care of a new child or ill Parent or it exempts businesses with fewer than 50 employers would have to continue health insurance benefits for those on leave and restore a returning employee to his or her previous Job or an equivalent opponents charged the Bill would see Page 2 by Eric Gorton new record staff writer Woodstock a meals tax for Shenandoah county is still a ques Tion without an a 90minute meeting thursday be tween the Shenandoah county Board of supervisors and mayors of the county towns provide a forum for the officials to air their thoughts on the the special meeting was called after the supervisors Learned that Woodstock town Council was think ing about instituting its own 2 per cent meals tax a move that at least one Cynthia Dell said would undermine the supervisors plan to ask voters for a countywide 4 percent meals tax to raise funds for a million school building and renovation Dellinger said the towns and the county should work in almost begging for the towns to please reconsider any considerations that your giving for this meals tax for Revenue for your own town we need your help this she other supervisors also said they were pleading with the towns not to pass their own meals the supervisors Are proposing a 10 cent increase on personal property taxes and an 8 cent increase on real estate the proposed increase in real estate taxes has a twist if county residents would vote for a countywide meals tax in a ref the real estate increase proposal would be although an 8 cent real estate tax would raise about the same amount of Money As a 4 percent meals the meals tax would be less painful for county residents to county administrator John Cutlip see Page 2 Barry faces new drug charges associated press Marion Barry Washington a Federal prosecutors widened the criminal Case against mayor Marion Barry on obtaining a new indictment that charges him with six additional Mise Meanor drug the Broad new added to a three five Misdemeanour indictment returned by the same grand jury in allege that Barry possessed cocaine and crack with other co conspirators at More than 20 including private government offices and business establishments and on such drug activity took place in the nations capital and other locations both inside and out Side the United said the which did not name any of the people with whom Barry is accused of using in a attorney Jay Stephens spoke of the Barry investigation As and a source familiar with the Case said the grand jury will continue hearing the who spoke Only on condition of Ano said Barry Campaign manager Anita Bonds is expected to testify before the panel within the next two barrys mayoral term ends this year and he has not yet said whether he will seek he has been touring the City and speak ing to a wide array of Community groups in Cam Paig style the earlier eight charges include three felony counts of if he were convicted of a he would be barred from holding office or running Lor with the exception that he could do so while the new charges Are to be consolidated with the earlier ones at a trial that is scheduled to begin june he has pleaded innocent to the earlier Barry took the news of the new charges without undue said longtime Barry aide Herbert Reid the cites corporation the mayor appearing at a senior Citi Zens Center shortly after the indictment was an said he had no in the 54yearold mayor was charged with five Misdemeanour counts of cocaine Possession and three felony counts of lying to a grand jury about drug the new charges allege that Barry conspired to possess cocaine and possessed the drug on numerous occasions Between the fall of 1984 and his arrest in an Fri sting operation at a downtown Washington hotel on dairies issued subpoenas s Justice department joins probe of milk contracts by Pat Murphey new record staff writer a Federal grand jury in Rich mond has subpoenaed dairies to find out if they worked together to limit bidding on school milk the antitrust investigation stems from a letter in which Virginia at Torney general Mary sue Terry told the Justice department last month that she had discovered some very troubling leading us to suspect that there May be collusive Justice department spokesman Joe Krovisky said thursday that an investigation has been the grand jury will conduct the working under the direction of the Justice departments antitrust he Krovisky confirmed reports that subpoenas had been issued to but said he could not com ment officials at Shenandoah Pride which is headquartered in Rockingham also had Little to say we Haven done anything but weve been advised not to make any said Shenandoah Pride president Nelson these accusations Are pretty he Shenandoah general manager Fred Scott said he could not com ment on whether or not he had been Krovisky would not say How Many subpoenas were issued or who received the associated press reported thursday that marshals began serving the subpoenas last the a also reported that spokesmen for some dairies that do business in Virginia such Asem Bassy Dairy at and Connecticu based Landoun said they had received the Federal subpoenas and will in her letter to attorney general Dick Terry said a state study of milk con tracts from Virginias 133 school divisions showed there was Little competitive the same Dairy frequently has won a contract year after often without any other Dairy she Shenandoah Pride furnishes milk for schools in Rock Ingham and Shenandoah counties and in most the Dairy has held the contract for officials in the five school divisions have been unanimous in their Praise of the ser vice they have received from Shenandoah Pride and have said the prices have been reasonable despite the Lack of bidding compete Many observers feel that a major Factor leading to the Virginia investigation is antitrust convictions during the past two years in similar school milk cases in Ken Tucky and Safe Harbor associated press two men make their Way into the flooded Island Harbor area of Pine on thursday As floodwaters from the Arkansas River begin to Story on Page budget position the White House disavows a senior Bush Wittes suggestion that All tax hike pro Posada will be divestiture the finance committee of the governing Board probably will recommend that the school sell its Stock in companies with ties to South hib Baltic Solidarity the three separatist Baltic republics strengthen their implementing an agricultural agreement that Altow Chemjo bypass obituaries Roger new Marvin Beulah Robbie Burch and Clover Hills Bucks gear up for the Start of the Rubl Page 23 area news 11 business9 classified ads 29 comics27 crossword 13 editorials 8 movies 19 Skyline sports 23 dogs Best Friend Winchester Man comes to Aid of condemned pit Bull a a Man tried to save the life of a pit Bull marked for death at an animal shelter by briefly handcuffing himself to the Mike Sneads protest wednesday apparently won the year old dog a stay of the dog was slated to be killed but remained at the Esther Boyd animal shelter in Frederick county on we decided to wait because of All the con said assistant county administrator Steve Owen said the dog probably will be killed but no new Date has been the 35pound dog was brought to the shelter april after it reportedly bit a the two women who work at the shelter were both very negative about the dog just because he was a pit Snead they were scared to death of of said he inquired tuesday about adopting the dog but was told he could Snead said shelter employees told him the dog sat in there for a petting him and playing with Hes real Lov just like a Mike Snead would be killed the next Day because it bit the Snead said he returned to the shelter wednes Day and asked to see the he then hand cuffed himself to the dogs i went through All the this was a last he Snead later left when sheriffs deputies told him he would be arrested if he remained at the i sat in there for a petting him and playing with Snead Hes real Lov just like a Frederick county animal Warden Harold who investigated the possible dog said he was not sure the dog bit the who had a scratch on his May have been scratched while playing with the Whitacre Whitacre said the animal did not appear to be the dog was Nice As he could he reports of pit Bull attacks have Given the Breed a bad Whitacre pit bulls have mauled and in some cases killed shelter manager Sheila Bland said a dog suspected of biting someone is not usually offered for she said that even if the dog were not Snead would not be eligible to adopt the animal because he has a Small child and because he Doest have a fenced

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