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Independence Examiner (Newspaper) - May 30, 1990, Independence, Missouri 35$ wednesday May 30,1990 Independence to Index comics 5 obituaries 7b,8b dear Abby 6 opinion 4 be. 6 record so Legate 5 sports in 36 pages 4 sections vol. 86, no. 4 weather there is still rain in the forecast but chances for it have dropped. Page 8b top thief Oakland a Ricky Henderson set the american league record for career stolen bases tuesday passing Hall of Famer Tycobb. Page 2b arabs Call for sanctions 6b Bowler enjoys Success in berries add taste Subito an life the evening newspaper Jim Cochran right of the Federal emergency management Agency checks an applicants property location against a map at the disaster Center that is hand nearly 1,000 seek flood Aid by the examiner staff two Federal and state disaster assistance centers in Missouri were Busy All weekend taking applications from people seeking Relief because of the recent flooding and severe storms. A to Date More than 950 missourians have applied for disaster Aid a said Joan Hodgins Federal coordinating officer for the Federal emergency management Agency Fema. More than 175 persons visited the disaster application Center at the teamsters Union Hall 4501 Van Brunt Extension in Kansas City Fema officials said. That Center will remain open through saturday. Hours Are 9 . To 6 . Daily. The disaster Center at the Rogersville Middle school was closed at 6 . Monday after three full Days of operation. That Center which took More than 75 applications Over the weekend was established to serve residents of Webster and Greene counties adversely affected by a recent Tornado. Throughout the Holiday weekend More than 700 persons applied for state Federal assistance for flooding and storm damage Over the Telephone Fema officials said. The Telephone registration line 1-800-462-9029, will be operated until further notice. A disaster information line that explains the types of assistance available or How to apply can be answered by calling 1-800-942-4585. That service is provided from 9 . To 6 . Spellers face off for title by the associated press and the examiner staff Washington Jackson county a spelling Champion Elizabeth Brown spelled a an Glaiser to survive the second round of the 63rd annual National spelling Bee today. Elizabeth is among a record number of super spellers in the two Day Competition in the nations capital. A 12-year-old Nevada girl misspelled the word a a irreducible today to become the first youngster eliminated. Aimee Baumann a sixth grader at Carson Valley Middle school in Gardnerville nev., put an a a a instead of the second a a in in the word. Baumann the 15th contestant and seven others were eliminated in the first round of the two Day contest that Drew a record 226 local champions. The second round began with 218 youngsters. Besides Elizabeth an eighth grader representing the county a Home schooled students Missouri has four other entrants in the Bee Laura Beth Cato of Poplar Bluff Carolyn Todd of Holden Lakshmi Nayar of Chesterfield and Michael Dragen of Parkville. Robert Getz of Lawrence kan., is again representing his state. Quake shakes Eastern Europe Bucharest Romania apr a Strong earthquake struck Romania today killing seven people injuring More than too and heavily damaging buildings in Bucharest and other cities police said. The temblor was Felt in the soviet Union Hungary Greece Turkey and Bulgaria but no casualties or serious damage was reported in those countries. In Bucharest where Large chunks of Concrete and plaster crashed onto sidewalks two people were killed and several were injured when they jumped from windows or balconies on first second and third floors. Thousands of frightened residents in the City of 2.2 million peole fled into streets littered with fallen debris. Maj. Nicolae Bucur of the police general inspectorate in Bucharest said two people died in the port City of Braila and one each in the cities Buzgau and Brasov and in Pra Hova county All North of the capital. The largest number of injured were in Brasov the Mountain Industrial and tourist town 105 Miles North of Bucharest where 42 people were Hurt. In Golden Colo the . Geological Survey said the earthquake measured 6.5 on Richter scale with an epicentre too Miles North of Bucharest. The earthquake which rumbled across the Carpathian mountains struck at 1 40 . It s a y 5 40 . Cd. The carpathians run through Eastern Romania the Western Border of the soviet Union and Southwest Poland. City wants More police on streets Council reviews budget plan Jim Dietz Ling flood assistance from a variety of agencies. The Center is at the teamsters Union Hall. Daily. In other news regarding flooding . Army corps of engineers reportedly told Leeds area residents they May have to wait five years before a $200 million flood control project authorized in 1970 that would Widen the Blue River Channel South to the Leeds area is completed. The project which will receive $175 million in Federal Money and the rest from the City is dependent upon the City finishing purchasing rights of Way along the River which could take another two years. By Scott Wyman the examiner City Council members discussed ways to improve Public safety employee training and increase police staffing during their first Day of budget discussions tuesday. At the Start of a five meeting review process members spent most of their time reviewing the $18.2 million proposed budgets for the police and fire departments. The Council put off making budget changes until the final session when it will have received Public input. In the fire department budget Council member Victor Callahan scrutinized a $51,000 request for a training officer to Aid assistant chief Dale Reynolds with the departments officer training program. City manager Bob Svehla had rejected that request. The program has come under criticism from the City firefighters Union As ineffective. Union Leader Butch Carrier said two weeks ago that although training was essential to firefighting the department Wasny to getting the service needed. Upon questioning by Callahan Reynolds said he spent his time putting out a monthly training Booklet supervising first Aid instructors and meeting with the ambulance service and hospitals to solve coordination problems. A the work schedule is very heavy that a Why we asked for another officer a fire chief Norman Birch added. But then Callahan asked How much time Reynolds spent on physically instructing firefighters. Reynolds responded that less than half his time went to that. Callahan also asked How much of Reynolds $99,000 budget was spent on actual training and came up with a figure around $30,000. Training also was a concern in the police department budget where police chief Bob Rinehart lobbied the Council to spend $33,000 on a video editing lab. The request was not approved by Svehla in the proposed budget but capt. Gary George said the City could save about $150,000 in overtime costs by pursuing it. Please see Council Page 7 Bush Gorbachev to seek accords Washington a Mikhail s. Gorbachev arrives tonight for Summit talks with president Bush that will focus on Tough arms control and Trade differences and search for common ground on the future of a unified Germany. The White House said Bush was in a mood of a anticipation and confidences As Gorbachev wound up a Brief visit to Canada and headed for his second Summit with Bush and his first in Washington since he conferred with president Reagan in 1987. A the president sees a new Hori Zon in this meeting a a horizon of Opportunity a said presidential spokesman Marlin Fitzwater. A after their discussions we should have a much better View of a new Day in East West Bush was spending his second consecutive Day closeted with advisers Over strategy for three Days of Summit talks starting thursday. He also spoke by Telephone this morning with West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl and tuesday night with Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney. Fitzwater said in a statement please see Summit Page 7 neighbor breathes life into infant boy by Terry Young the examiner what was to be the beginning of a Holiday weekend turned out to be a Nightmare for Jim and sue Arnold. Their 17-month-old son Kevin had been spitting up his food since wednesday. The Arnolds thought it was related to an earlier problem Kevin had with his oesophagus. But by the time sue Arnold returned Home from work last Friday night Kevin was hav ing trouble breathing. A the could not cry. At that Point he started turning Blue in the lips and face a Jim Arnold said. A i yelled at my wife to Call 911. It was terrifying. The most terrifying thing in be Ever been after hitting Kevin on the Back four or five times Arnold ran outside with his son in his arms a Yelling for help. A when he went Limp and was Blue i thought he was dead a he said. A i did no to know what to do a i please see neighbor Page 7 Murphy Waris silent on environment pm tey Childers prescriptions free prompt delivery 252-6131�?adv. By Forrest Martin the examiner Jackson county executive Bill Warish environmental record is a disgrace says Marsha Murphy one of six democrats challenging him in the aug. 7 primary. Waris on the other hand says he has an excellent environmental record. Waris said major environmental projects completed during his term of office include an incinerator and composting project designed to expand the life of existing landfills and construction of the Longview and Blue Springs lakes As significant flood control projects. But Murphy says political contributions from businesses with poor environmental records have kept Waris silent on some key issues when he should have been taking a leadership role. She pledged to reverse the trend to make Jackson county a unincorporated areas a favored place of operations for polluters. Waris has received approximately $13,000 in Campaign contributions from Anthony Barber of Barber and sons Aggregates and from Barbera a businesses Murphy said. Barber and sons Aggregates which recently won a $300,000 county Rock contract has been cited 17 times for air pollution violations by the Missouri department of natural resources and recently was fined $40,000, she said. Waris also has received several thousand dollars in Campaign contributions from Deffenbaugh industries inc. Attorneys Over the years including a $200 donation from Deffenbaugh disposal service in 1984, she said. Murphy said Waris remains silent on Deffenbaugh a request for a state permit for a hazardous waste incinerator in Blue Summit an unincorporated area Between Independence and Kansas City. A Jackson county a environmental safety should not be for Sale As it has been for the past eight years under Bill Waris a she said at a press conference tuesday. Waris said her statements show How Little she knows about county government. Barbera a Rock Quarry near Lake Lotawana and Deffenbaugh a proposed incinerator in Blue Summit Are regu lated by the state which supersedes the county in environmental matters he said. A a in a glad she brought up Barbera a contributions a Waris said. It just goes to show the contributions buy nothing he said. Barber was unsuccessful in getting both the Legislatures and planning commissions approval to expand the Quarry operations Waris said. A and yes the county continues to buy Rock from the lowest bidder a Waris said. Jackson county saved around $90,000 from buying Rock from the firm this year because it had the lowest bid Waris said. And he said county legislators recently voted to oppose Deffenbaugh a Blue Summit project. A what More does she want a fast facts of elected Marsha Murphy says she would see that a county ordinances Are enacted to regulate and control development of environmentally dangerous Sites. A county appointments to key jobs in the Public works and Parks departments will be selected with a sensitivity toward environmental Protection. A appointees to panels dealing with land use will be selected in because of their understanding of in Viront rental concerns. A businesses that ignore environmental Laws will not be awarded county business

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