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Independence Examiner (Newspaper) - May 11, 1990, Independence, Missouri 35cfriday, May la 1990 Independence to explosion aboard plane Philippines Boeing 737-300 i1.-.-.-.-.-. South China sea Luzon a Amar Mindanao 200 mites Bush opens doors mind on budget talks aboard air Force one apr president Bush said today he is willing to discuss everything at next weeks budget Summit but declared a a in a not going to show you my hand in Advance on new taxes. Bush speaking to reporters aboard air Force one on his Way from Washington to Texas insisted that nothing was off the bargaining table despite comments from a senior aide suggesting he might Rule out any proposed tax increase. A Why done to you just listen to what i say and see what we do a Bush said. A there Are no conditions and that a the Way it is that a the Way its going to be and that a the Way it must it was the first time Bush himself has spoken out on the subject since he appeared to open the door to a possible tax increase last Sun Day by proposing a no preconditions budget Summit with Congress. The first negotiations will take place next tuesday at the White House. Bush a comments came As administration and congressional leaders struggled to impose a verbal cease fire on democrats and republicans who Are bickering Over whether next weeks budget Summit will consider new taxes. Top democrats criticized White House chief of staff John Sununu for saying that Bush would never accept tax increases As part of a $1.2 trillion budget for fiscal 1991, which begins oct. I. Please see Bush Page 14 Index Bubble gum classified comics dear Abby education Etc. 12 Home to 4b obituaries 13b, 14b 8 opinion 4 9 our town 3 6 record 14b 9 sports in 60 pages 3 sections vol. 85, no. 297 weather the rain should be out of the Way before the weekend gets fired up and it should be a pleasant Day saturday. Page 148 saturday High 68 play it local music students Are entertained by Bach a but not that Bach. Page 13 teacher appreciation he a Pitcher perfect Mars should be our the evening newspaper the Good times state frowns on two Sites for new dump City awaits final Der report by Scott Wyman the examiner two of the City a six Landfill Sites Are less than desirable in the eyes of the state the City resource recovery committee was told thursday night. Public works engineering director Howard Penrod said the local office of the department of natural resources said it had concerns about the Sites and that those comments would be in the final state report. The 175-acre site of the Southwest Corner of Missouri 7 and . 24 would have flooding problems and the 300-acre site at . 24 and Blue Mills Road and near Al sea Smith Road was too close to new Homes Penrod quoted the Der As saying. The Missouri 7 and . 24 site is also close to the fort Osage High school. The remaining suitable Sites would then be 175 acres at Truman and Van Dyke roads 500 acres in the same area 120 acres at Hunter and Kiger roads and 200 acres at Truman Road and Missouri 7. Committee chairwoman Millie Nesbitt asked the committee if it wanted to eliminate the Sites from consideration but other members did not want to do so. Council member Lysle weeks said he would prefer to wait for the final Der report. A after two years of dealing with the Der there a probably still a one Chance in 20 on these Sites a he said. Board member Dave Bower Man added that eliminating the Sites would unduly increase the anxiety in the other areas. Colin Bratty fran Good left gets a hug from former student Margarita Rademacher. Student transition teacher by Terry Young the examiner John Admire counsels adults with drug and alcohol problems . Hewitt writes government contracts and Luci Hott is completing a communications degree. Smoothed three different lives with one common thread a fran Good. Good a a familiar name to just about anyone Over the age of 25 who has attended Longview Community College in Leeds Summit a is re entry coordinator and has been instrumental in the lives of thousands of students like Admire Hewitt and Hott. The three had been out of school for several years before enrolling at the College lacked Confidence and Felt out of place around their younger classmates. They and Many others say Good who taught re entry English along with other classes smoothed the transition. Without her help a financial academic or emotional a they say they be where they Are today. A in the fall of 1984 i walked please see students Page 14 Board seeks hike in water charges by Scott Wyman the examiner the Public utilities advisory Board recommended thursday the City Council approve two 4 percent increases in water rates Over the next two years. Board members delayed a decision at last months meeting because of several questions surrounding wholesale customers and Industrial rates. The water department is proposing a 4 percent increase in residential rates and a 9 percent increase in Industrial rates july i and again on july i 1991, to pay for expansion at the Courtney Bend water Plant. Water director Randy Vest said 4we Are not going to thwart or drive away Industry with our new Randy Vest water department director the higher 9 percent increases in Industrial rates would not affect the City a economic development opportunities. Currently Independence has the lowest water rates when com please see Board Page 13 bomb suspected in blast on Airliner plane was on ground 7 die Manila Philippines apr a philippine airlines Jet carrying 119 people exploded and burned today As it prepared to take off and officials said a bomb May have been planted on Board. Seven people were killed and More than 80 Hurt. Survivors spoke of up to three blasts aboard the Boeing 737-300, and at least three Large holes were torn in the roof. Flames quickly gutted the Interior. The plane was being towed to the runway for a Domestic flight when it was rocked by at least one explosion which occurred before the jets two engines were started said Oscar Alejandro director of the governments air transport office. The Cabin filled with smoke but most passengers escaped by sliding Down emergency chutes before flames engulfed the plane he said. Passengers said some people please see blast Page 13 colleagues speak Well of suspect by Jim Stanton the examiner Independence fire inspector William h. Temple charged with first degree murder in the wednesday death of his 45-year-old wife is described by colleagues As Loyal and Well liked but several longtime neighbors painted him As the a a neighbourhood Temple 47, pleaded not guilty thursday afternoon before associate circuit court judge Robert l. Trout. Trout scheduled a preliminary hear ing for May 23 and set Bond at $100,000. He later reduced Bond to $50,000. Temple posted Bond and was released. Fire chief Norman Birch said Temple was taking vacation when the charges were filed and that Temple would be permitted to finish his vacation with pay. After that Birch said he would Confer with the City Slegal staff about temples status with the fire department. Around 1 30 . Wednesday Temple called police to the House at 609 s. Fuller ave. Please see friends Page 13 Bridge to nowhere symbolic editors note decades of racism economic failure and indifference have sapped the Mississippi Delta Region of Opportunity and Hope for Many of its 8 million residents. This final report of a five Day a extra series a children of the Delta a examines whether the Delta a future is destined to be its past. By Scott Mccartney the associated press Gramercy la. A the Majestic steel Bridge tall As an office Tower and wide As a freeway was supposed to tie the less developed West Bank of the mis Petey Childers prescriptions free prompt delivery. 252-6131�? a Sis Sippi River to the East Bank a world of Industrial plants jobs and development. But no traffic crosses the $81 million Structure. On the West Bank below trash is heaped in Weed choked Fields and shanties sit on squat pillars of red Brick. Near the River a Edge a Concrete pier a Hundred feet tall holds up nothing but the Clouds. The Gramercy Wallace Bridge you see never was completed. It was in the works for nine years but Louisiana ran out of Money and construction was halted in 1987 before Access ramps were built. So it goes in the Mississippi Delta. Today the unreachable Span is a Bleak Symbol of just How difficult it is to Bridge the Gap Between poverty and Prosperity. A fall we can do is Hope and Pray that they will finish the Bridge and things will come better a said Jessie Allen owner of Allens Bridge View grocery store. Until the Bridge is completed probably not until 1994, rusting and sometimes unreliable ferries fight the Swift River current to move a handful of cars and a pittance of Commerce across the River. The nearest Bridge is 30 Miles upriver. Here As elsewhere up and Down the impoverished Delta Region which includes parts of Arkansas Illinois Kentucky Louisiana Mississippi Missouri and Tennessee the Muddy River itself is at times a Barrier blocking growth. Without Good transportation plants have located elsewhere. Without jobs residents rely on food Stamps and welfare. Without Hope they move away or resign please see Delta Page 14

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