Order a high-quality 18"x24" poster print of this page. Add to Cart

Harrisonburg Daily News Record Newspaper Archives May 11 1990, Page 5

Low-resolution version. To view a high quality image

Start Free Trial
Daily News Record (Newspaper) - May 11, 1990, Harrisonburg, Virginia Corps weighs Wells effect on whoppers the army corps of engineers is considering allowing an Oil Well in an area that has an above average Chance of Blowout near the Winter Home of the worlds Only wild Nock of whooping the exploratory Well would be just outside our Gate at the aran Sas National wildlife said Brent Refuge the National Audubon society said wednesday it would sue the corps if needed to Block the pro the Well would be drilled within feet of the Refuge in a High pressure zone that has a greater than Normal threat of a Blowout or accidental Oil said Fern an attorney with the Sierra club Legal defense fund who is representing the Audubon if a Blowout or spill occurs it will be an unmitigated said who contended the proposal violates both the endangered species act and the clean water the drilling would be in a Small Marsh contiguous to the refuges with its system of trails for and immediately Adja cent to a brackish swamp used regularly by the whooping Giezentanner the flock which uses the Refuge now numbers 143 Birds and is the Only naturally occurring wild flock of whooping the Birds whose population dropped to 15 in 1941 Are now at their summer grounds at Wood Buffalo National Park in Ken Bottom of the corps Galveston office said the drilling application by of Houston is being processed and no decision has been Bottom said the corps has issued a number of other drilling permits in the Vicinity of the Refuge and no problems have but officials with the fish and wildlife service which has objected to the corps proposal said none of the existing Wells is in Marshland and none was approved with the knowledge that they were in a High pressure Giezentanner confirmed there Are four Active Wells on the but said they Are All in Upland areas away from the whooping cranes favored daily May effect of Reservoir on flooding defended associated press water flows through the dam at Lake a Lake the Reservoir some Call a gentle has turned into a menace As Farmers and residents hundreds of Miles away in Arkan Sas Battle floods unleashed from the Lake because of heavy but army corps of engineers criticized about the timing of the release of water from Are Stan Ding their were it not for reservoirs like Eufaula on the Arkansas River and Lake Texoma on the red the flooding downstream could have been much they decisions made by the corps on How fast to release water from the reservoirs it manages can have a crucial effect on who is and How a premature release of water through the dams floodgates after a heavy rain in creases flooding while slower release can mean More flooding upstream if the Reservoir fills questions about the management of the reservoirs were raised anew wednesday when Arkansas Bill Clinton met with a group of angry Farmers and agreed with a suggestion that a study of corps efforts to control red River flood Waters might be in but in the said corps spokesman Ross the reservoirs have done their Job this past what we do is capture All the water we can to minimize any damages when Mother nature dumps As much rain As we had the reservoirs took off a Heck of a big bump that could have gone if we had not been a lot More houses and perhaps lives would have been he the flooding on the red and Arkansas Rivers was touched off by severe storms last some areas of Eastern already saturated from a wet had As much As 12 inches of thirteen deaths were blamed on the most of them in Complete damage figures for the Region were not yet but the red Cross says As Many As 600 Homes in Oklahoma May have been damaged by the in estimated damage to agricultural production stands at million to a disaster declaration was expanded thursday to cover nine North Texas sixteen coun ties had already been declared disaster an action that leads to Federal assistance and Low interest Loans for in preliminary figures from six counties and one metropolitan area show flood dam age to 251 Homes and 13 said Gary spokesman for the state office of emergency ser As the water moved downstream from Arkansas has experienced some of the worst flooding in decades As the Arkansas and red Rivers overflowed their hundreds of Homes have been the Arkansas crested at Pine Bluff in Central Arkansas on wed and the red crested near at the Texas Arkansas line thursday but officials say Rivers Are receding so slowly and the ground is so saturated that the floodwaters will remain for Days or even after the Lake built in reached a record almost 27 feet above the Normal and water roared Over its spillway and Down the red River for the first time since Lake completed in also reached a record the resulting flooding downstream led some Arkansas Farmers to unleash their frustrations at the meeting with but residents upstream from the lakes also have their wondering if the corps should have started to release water Jeff Van who runs the Salty Pelican restaurant on the Shore of Lake said he had to close april 27 because water had covered roads leading to the res he want Able to reopen until Hud finds costly Aid to luxury projects Washington a a Federal housing program including projects with Golf courses and marinas Likely will Cost the government million in loan much of it on developments linked to political according to an internal Hud in a comprehensive review of the department of housing and Urban develop ment auditors said they found fresh evidence of mismanagement at the Agency during the Reagan administration and new examples of influence peddling to Sway Hud officials to approve risky the title x land development program Al ready has Cost the government million and if defaults continue at current rates eventually will Cost an additional the auditors said in reports completed last favouritism played a role in several of the projects that have failed or Are considered High risks to according to the reports and Hud the obtained through the Freedom of information blame the problems on Reagan Era abuses but said the losses continued to mount last year because Bush administration Hud Secretary Jack Kemp had not allocated enough staff to Monitor the pro after prodding by huds inspector Kemp last week created a new unit to handle the several title x projects were built alongside Golf course and include other resort like Ameni few catered to Lowland moderate in come Kemp killed the program last year after a limited audit revealed a 50 per cent default rate and the elegance of some of the included in the new investigation was Bluewater Bay in which received million in Hud backed financing and includes Tennis Bike and hiking a swimming a Shopp ing 27 holes of a Beach and a 120 slip Bluewater Bay was approved in april 1989 two months after Kemp took office despite regulations which state land development proposals oriented to recreation resort housing markets Are not Eli Hud general counsel Francis Keating said Bluewater Bay was funded because Hud had entered into a binding contract in february just weeks after Kemp took office and be fore he named most of his top these kind of proposals could not and would not be approved on Jack Kemps Keating the investigation found a number of cases in which prominent republicans were among the developers of projects that were approved despite suggestions they were too risky or ineligible for the and it detailed further examples of former Agency officials and other prominent republicans lobbying Hud officials to win among the former Hud officials successful in lobbying was Shirley Mcvay who during congressional testimony last summer criticized the role of politics during her tenure at the it was Wiseman who first cast doubt on assertions by former Hud Secretary Samuel Pierce that he played no direct role in funding missing peasants just sightseeing new York a seven chinese peasants reportedly Kidnap Ped shortly after they arrived in the United states for an Exchange pro Gram apparently slipped away for some sightseeing in new officials said the Massachusetts Farmer who is Hasting the rest of the group received a letter from the missing police it was the first Contact since the Farmers disappeared shortly after arriving at Kennedy inter National Airport on april the letter says they arranged to slip away from the and have been afraid to come Forward since for fear of being deported As illegal said Thomas Oreilly of the port authority of Council ducks manhole Issue a City officials seeking a no sexist term for manhole ducked the they decided to take no formal action on the even though they received suggestions from As far away As new among the ideas were sewer people holes or even the decision will be taken informally and will not require formal Council a spokeswoman for the City Council said parents can help celebrate life the celebrate life Campaign is a cooperative Effort Between school local government and area new York and new the part of a group of had been hustled into a waiting car at the according to their Molly president of the world Energy she said she believed they had been a the port which operates the has been investigating the Case As a possible but officers suggested All along the disappearance could be a scheme to enter the country in the from the fijian pro Vince in Southern was headed to Aitkens farm in to study organic farming for 11 Mon the seven apparently wanted to see some of new York before heading off to Rural according to the Oreilly the letter was signed by three of the missing and began by saying it was from All Oreilly the with no return address and a new York arrived at Aitkens Green Gables farm on wednesday and Aitken telephoned port authority investigators were always sep tical about the kidnapping questioning How three alleged abductors were Able to grab seven people without using any then stuff them into a Small As a Parent you can Safe con y duct for the prom and the dangers of drinking and driving and the tragedy of alcohol related kids pools naturally go together the Bermuda King All pools include filter and pump Sun deck Setin Vinyl lining Fence and stairs heavy gauge bracing Pool ladder ask about our Complete line of aluminium pools full financing arranged while they last Kentucky Fried Chicken mothers Day 15 piece picnic Pak Only 15 pcs of original or extra tasty crispy Chicken Large Macaroni salad Large potato salad Large Cole Slaw sunday available this weekend Only May and 13 combination orders Only no Coupon required no limit available at Harrisonburg Staunton 891 Cantrell 4338464 835 Greenville 8865619 Luray Verona East Luray shopping 7434555 2487790

Search all Harrisonburg, Virginia newspaper archives

All newspaper archives for May 11, 1990

Order a high-quality 18"x24" poster print of the page above.