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Janesville Gazette (Newspaper) - May 9, 1986, Janesville, Wisconsin Inside today 141st year no. 227 32 pages Janesville wis. 4 sections Friday May 9, 1986 Janesville 35 cents chernobyl nuclear accidents axes plan is Good newsopinion/4afirst pet dad Shell Shocke Between the lines/5amother s Day buying a car Community living Downs Parker sports id fire out official says associated press Kiev u International atomic Energy Agency official said today that the fire at the chernobyl nuclear reactor has been put out and the mayor of Kiev said a Quarter million children will leave school Early this year because of the devastating Accident. The Agency official Morris Rosen told a news conference in Moscow that an adjacent reactor at the ukrainian facility was not damaged by the fire and was not in danger of releasing radiation. The director of the Agency Hans Blix said at today a news conference a it is Clear the radioactive consequences of this Accident Are far More serious than in any Accident so Blix also said the soviets never shut Down their la other chernobyl Type nuclear reactors As some reports indicated earlier. Earlier Kiev mayor Valentin Gursky said schools attended by a Quarter million of the City a children will close May 15, several weeks Early because of the Power Plant Accident. He said the move was not an emergency measure. A we Are simply advancing the Normal school Holiday a Little bit a Gursky told a group of foreign reporters. Ukrainian Premier Alexander Lyashkov had said thursday that Crews still were trying to put out the reactor fire. Blix flew Over the reactor thursday and said on soviet television that smoke was coming from it. But Rosen said today a the fire is Rosen said the smoke seen thursday was Light Gray and appeared to come from soldering Sand Lead Boron and Dolomite thrown Over the reactor to smother the fire. He said smoke was thicker and Darker when the fire was burning. Rosen also said soviet officials reported the reactor Core temperature had fallen to a degree that indicated the fire was out. Lyashkov had said thursday that the reactor temperature had fallen to 300 degrees celsius 572 degrees fahrenheit. A this Means that the burning has practically stopped a he said. Rosen said a meltdown never occurred but a statement by his Agency said the reactor Core was extensively damaged. Rosen said workers were trying to build a Concrete shield under the reactor in Case a nuclear reaction should resume sending radioactivity into the Earth. Western scientists have said they believe a meltdown did occur. Ukrainian health minister Anatoly Romanenko was quoted earlier As saying on Kiev radio that school children would be moved out of the area As a precaution. Kiev the nations third largest City with 2.4 million inhabitants is 80 Miles South of the damaged reactor. At the Moscow news conference Rosen said workers were trying to Seal off the no. 4 reactor at the chernobyl facility where a chemical explosion occurred april 26, setting off a fire and spewing a radioactive Cloud Over Europe. Soviets May need . Crops associated press Madison a state legislator says he regrets the thought but the chernobyl nuclear Plant disaster in the soviet Ukraine May provide Market opportunities for Wisconsin Farmers. Even if radiation that ruins Eastern european farm produce leads to a demand for . Products it is not a solution to the economic woes of american agriculture rep. Gervase Hephner added. State officials say Wisconsin Farmers might enjoy higher commodity prices and increased Export opportunities As the effects of the chernobyl meltdown spread to the International Economy. If exports increase it could mean More business a turn to Farmers to House panel oks budget associated press Washington the House budget committee approved a fiscal 1987 budget that endorses a tax increase but unlike the Senate puts most of that Money toward deficit cutting instead of Pentagon programs. Democrats on thursday pushed through a $994.2 billion spending plan Over Republican complaints that it would cripple the military and that democrats would spend any new tax dollars. Only a single Republican rep. Vin Weber of Minnesota joined democrats in the 21-11 final vote to Send the package to the floor. Full House action could come next week. The budget proposed by committee chairman William h. Gray Iii d-pa., would increase taxes by $7.3 billion Over president Reagan a budget plan the same increase passed by the Senate last week. Gut while the Senate a bipartisan plan boosted military spending to cover inflation the House plan would freeze the military buildup. The deficit in the House plan would be $137 billion $7 billion below the statutory limit which the Senate a budget just met. Republicans said they go along with the military cuts or new taxes. A the defense department can to live with that budget a said rep. Delbert l. Latta of Ohio senior Republican on the committee. Latta proposed More cuts in Domestic programs to bring military spending up to the Senate a level but was Defeated As democrats muscled their plan through. Democrats also Defeated a Republican amendment to eliminate the tax boost. The committee plan would Cut military budget authority next year to $285 billion $1.8 billion below this years level. The plan would hold $3 billion of that aside until Pentagon audits show How past years increases were spent. The Senate approved a $301 billion budget for the military while president Reagan requested $320 billion. Budget authority includes some Money actually spent Over several years so actual Cash spending totals differ. The democratic plan spreads out Domestic spending cuts with Many government agencies facing an across the Board 2.5 percent Cut. Selected programs would be increased mostly those for children education and medical care for the poor. Some win some lose in tax plan associated press Washington an upper mid dle income family of four with typical deductions would get a $1,125 tax Cut under the tax Over haul plan written by the Senate finance committee. On the other hand a two earner couple with no children and total income of $75,000 would pay about $2,200 More in taxes if the plan becomes Law according to calculations by Ira Shapiro director of National tax services for Coopers amp Lybrand accountants. A four member family with $25,000 in wages and too few deductions to itemize would pay $533 less a tax Cut of 23 percent. A single person earning $25,000 wages and $500 interest would pay almost exactly the same taxes As under present Law Shapiro said. The four examples indicate How varying incomes and expenses make it nearly impossible to generalize about what groups of people would win or lose under the far reaching Bill which was approved by the committee wednesday. It is awaiting action by the Senate probably next month. Backers of the legislation including finance committee chairman Bob Packwood r-ore., say the big winners would be lower and Middle income families. The losers they say would be High income people accustomed to using various investment gimmicks to shield much of their earnings from taxes. But As Shapiro a calculations show a person or family with relatively modest income could end up paying More taxes even though they probably would not know what a tax shelter looks like. The $75,000 couple a your Basic Yuppie couple a Shapiro says is a Good example. The husband earns $35,000 and the wife $40,000. Each puts $2,000 a year into a tax deferred individual retirement account. They pay state and local taxes totalling $5,035, including $375 in sales taxes. Their mortgage interest runs $16,500 a year. The interest on their automobile loan and credit cards is $5,000. They de a turn to tax plan/6a City Hall sealing is what Emald Harris is up to. The City of Janesville is refurbishing its municipal building As part of a project started last year with the replacement of the deck in front of the building. Bill Olmsted Gazette staff removed was a Pool that had developed leaks. The second part of the project involves the replacement of All the sealant in City Hall s stonework. Contractor for the building re caulking is Cliff Navis co., Mcfarland. 3 Drivers accused of fare thefts three Janesville transit system Drivers were arrested wednesday evening on charges they had stolen fares on their buses. Arrested by Janesville police on Misdemeanour theft charges were a Daniel s. Dawdy 31, of 931 Nelson Milton at the municipal bus garage 900 n. Parker drive. He has been a City bus Driver for six years. A Coreen j. Hess 46, of 636 Monroe at the police de garment. She has been a us Driver for seven years. A Turnac theft a school budget limits May return Friday associated press la crossed budget limits that state school superintendent Herbert Grover says were popular with taxpayers in the 1970s May be restored because of increased spending by Public schools he said. A Cost control Laws Are looming on the horizon if the legislature reacts with displeasure to an audit report expected within four weeks he said. Gov. Patrick j. Lucey persuaded legislators a decade ago to enact guidelines for increases in school District budgets. A school Board that exceeded the ceilings without approval of taxpayers in a referendum could be deprived of state Aid. Gov. Anthony Earl replaced Luceyk a approach with increased state Aid on the theory extra Money from the state budget would make it easier for school boards to avoid increasing property taxes. But officials say some school districts have increased tax levies by Large amounts nevertheless. Grover said the legislative audit Bureau is reviewing spending by 115 school districts Many of which apparently raised taxes sharply despite getting nearly $150 million in state tax credits for the first year of the 1985-87 biennium. He told members of the Wisconsin association of school business administrators this week that school boards teachers and principals should Brace for reinstatement of the Lucey Era tactic of controlling property taxes. Legislators May use the audit bureaus report As an argument for restoring the ceilings when they write a 1987-89 state budget next Spring he said. Grover said some legislators believe some school districts did no to manage their budgets Well after getting the higher state Aid. Grover head of the department of Public instruction said Many factors May have created the situation including Multi year teacher contracts and other expenses built into local budgets. Dick Nelson assistant state superintendent in charge of finance said the $155.5 million in state tax credits provided a Large Aid increase for 1985-86 to Many districts. The 1986-87 allowance is $198 million he said. The la Crosse District was cited As an example of the formula. While its taxes Rose 3.9 percent in 1985-86, the loss of nearly $1 million in state Aid forces tax levies up 9 percent for next year school officials argue. Grover also called for a look at How the total state Aid formula is developed. Every time changes Are made in the general formula education erodes for some school districts if new Money is not put in to finance the changes he advice columns/9b a Ann Landers a or. Paul Donohue business/5c classified/4d-9d a crossword a Horoscope comics/4c Community living/8b-10b Legal notices/4d movie listings/5c opinion/4a religion in Southern Wisconsin news/1b-6b sports/ld-3d state news/2c, 3c to listings/4c vital statistics/2b a obituaries a Public record a hospitals weather/2a forecast Cloudy variable cloudiness tonight with lows in the 40s to 50s. Partly to mostly Cloudy saturday with scattered thunderstorms. Highs in the 60s to 70s. Chance of thunderstorms sunday and monday. Partly Cloudy tuesday

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