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Kannapolis Daily Independent (Newspaper) - November 29, 1982, Kannapolis, North Carolina Santa on his Way Santa Claus brings Christmas season to Towel City tuesday Santa Claus is coming to Kannapolis tuesday to kick off the Christmas season. Hell ride on the grandest float in a gala Parade which will begin moving through Midway at 4 . And should reach the downtown shopping area within half an hour. The procession will follow the traditional route North on main Street to the Square cover one Block of West first Street then proceed South on West Avenue to the break up Point at West c Street. Spaces for shut ins will be reserved on the Lawn in front of the first Baptist Church. The procession produced by the Kannapolis parades association As a Community event will have at least 181 units including High stepping bands locally built and professionally constructed floats miss merry Christmas contestants from area High schools several regional Beauty Queens. Retiring police chief Robert l. A a bobs Ketchie will be honoured As the grand marshal. The crowning of miss merry Christmas and the presentation of prizes for the Best floats and the Best band will take place during ceremonies at Kimball memorial lutheran Church immediately after the Parade. interested persons Are invited. Admission will be free. Miss merry Christmas will be crowned by last years Winner of the Crown Lori Keller of Central Cabarrus High. Thirteen clowns Between the Ages of 8 and 14, will be sponsored by the daily Independent. Each will receive $5 for participating in the Parade. The one chosen by the judges will receive an additional $25 during the awards ceremony at Kimball memorial lutheran Church. Judging will begin at 3 30 . At the clowns Assembly Point on Lee Avenue Between William Street and Rogers Lake Road. This area should be entered from Rogers Lake Road. The Kannapolis parades association will present prizes for the Best floats in the school civic and Church divisions of the Parade. In each category first prize will be $300 and second prize will be $150. . Brown High schools big Green machine will Host the band division of the Parade and will not compete for the honors. The band chosen by the judges will receive the Louis bean memorial trophy and a Cash prize. The Winner will be announced at the awards ceremony at Kimball Church following the Parade. Or. Dennis Caudill will direct the Christmas opening Parade with assistance from the Jaycees the noon optimists kiwanis club members and other volunteers. Joe Lambert is president of the Kannapolis parades association. Those who have assisted in planning the Santa Claus Welcome include treasurer Troy Day Wally Safrit Jean Hall Dottie Mullis Teresa Lambert of credit women International Junior Whitley Melanie Keziah e h. Williford 311 e partly Sanbe pendent vol. Elf cd no. 51 25< daily 50< sunday largest newspaper published in Cabarrus county Kannapolis ., monday afternoon november 29, 1982shootout leaves one dead by Cherita Lane staff writer Midland a a shoot out sunday afternoon on Troutman Road left Charles Davis 37, of route i Box 254, dead and his brother Horace Davis of route i Box 162 injured and in satisfactory condition at Cabarrus memorial Hospital. Charged with the murder Are Brothers Thomas Griffin Hamilton 28, of route 2, Stanfield and Lonnie Wayne Hamilton 32, of route i Midland. Cabarrus sheriff department reports indicate that the incident occurred in the parking lot of Asbury store on Troutman Road. Acting on the information that a potential shoot out was in the works officer . Hartsell was patrolling the area on the Lookout for suspicious vehicles. Hartsell observed a car occupied by the Hamilton Brothers enter the Asbury store parking lot and the Deputy pulled in to investigate. Shortly thereafter a second car occupied by the Davis Brothers arrived on the scene. The Deputy called for Back up assistance and when a second patrol car operated by officer Erie Baggarly arrived the deputies heard gunshots and observed that both Charles and Horace Davis had been shot. The Hamilton Brothers who were armed with High powered rifles were arrested without incident at the scene. Workers were pumping an estimated 750,000 Gallons of water today from a 250-foot-deep test cell for the my missile located beneath this building at Arnold Engineer ing development Center. They expected to find the bodies of three workers killed in a saturday fire. A photo gasoline tax in lame Duck session associated press Washington the 97th Congress preoccupied from the Start with the Economy returns this week for a Farewell lame Duck session to tie up Loose fiscal ends including expected enactment of a Nickel a gallon gasoline tax. The proposed tax increase to finance an anti recessionary jobs program for repairing the nations highways and Bridges is backed by president Reagan and leaders of both parties. While details have yet to be worked out passage of some version seems assured. The proposal would boost the Federal tax on gasoline from 4 cents a gallon to 9 cents and raise about $5.5 billion the first year. While not pushing the proposal As a jobs program transportation Secretary Drew Lewis has estimated the work generated would get an estimated 340,000 unemployed americans Back on the payrolls. The House ways and Means com Mittee begins work on the Gas tax plan wednesday. Votes on a congressional pay raise and on the presidents plan to base the my missile in a so called dense pack alignment near Cheyenne wyo., also Are expected during the three week session that begins monday. Congress also needs to appropriate Money to finance the bulk of the Federal government for the fiscal year that began oct. I. In fact taking care of those appropriations Bills is the main reason for convening the postelection session. Of the 13 regular appropriations Bills needed to keep the government running for fiscal 1983, Only three had been enacted when Congress started its election recess in Early october. The government is operating now under an emergency Stopgap a continuing Resolution that expires dec. 17. Reagan a refusal to accept a government wide Stopgap financing plan to cover a More extended period forced congressional leaders to Call the session. It will be Only the seventh time since the end of world War ii that Congress has met in a Post election session. The last one was in 1980, after Reagan selection but before he took office. That one also dealt with financing for government agencies. There will be 79 lame ducks in the House and five in the Senate a members who will not be around in january either because they did not seek re election or were Defeated at the polls. Members of the new 98th Congress a including 26 More democrats in the House than in the outgoing Congress a will be sworn in Jan. 3. The 97th Congress convened in january 1981 and within months had handed Reagan stunning budget and tax cutting victories. But it is going out with bitter partisan wrangling Over an Economy that failed to recover and with some la million americans out of work. Unless the House and Senate act to Block it members of Congress will get an automatic pay raise in mid december. It would be either $2,426 or $16,648, depending on How a Law is interpreted under which the president recommends an annual Cost of living increase for All Federal employees judges and members of Congress. Congress has denied itself the increase each year since 1977 and the larger figure would apply if it accepted a retroactive increase. Moves Are expected to be made to Block the pay increase for lawmakers who now earn $60,662 annually. But congressional leaders say they also expect moves to be made on the floor to keep All or part of the increase. A major showdown also is expected on the presidents decision on the my. A vote on the Basing plan is expected in the House appropriations committee by midweek and Senate opponents Are Likely to try to Block financing for production of the new missile. Mock nuclear disaster scheduled by Kim Phelan staff writer Cabarrus county will experience its first full emergency response exercise for the Mcguire nuclear Power Plant wednesday and thursday. Two years ago there existed Only five counties connected to the a hot line which provided direct communication in Case of a nuclear problem at the Mcguire Plant Cabarrus emergency director Ben Mabrey forget fishing snoopy Only 27 Days til Christmas said. As a result Cabarrus county would often receive second hand information either late or not at All. Gaston Iredell Catawba Lincoln and Mecklenburg counties were considered within the 10-mile safety zone although governmental statistics report the danger site to be contained within a seven and half mile radius of the nuclear Plant Mabrey said. A Cabarrus is about three or four Miles outside of the ten mile radius so they did no to include us Quot he explained. A we would always get our information through Mecklenburg whenever they saw fit to Tell but this years emergency exercise plans include Cabarrus Complete with two hot lines he said. During the off year exercises emergency plans Are restricted within the nuclear Plant he said. The exercise is required by the nuclear regulatory commission to ensure that the emergency response plans for the plaits Are kept up to Date said Tom Pugh director of the division of emergency management in the Department of crime control and Public safety. During the exercise the warning sirens placed within the 10-mile radius of the Plant will be sounded twice on a once in the morning by the counties and once in the afternoon by the state. Mabrey said Cabarrus does not own any sirens but there Are a few placed just outside the county lines. The Siren warnings signal residents to turn to their local broadcast stations for messages instructing them what to do in Case of an emergency. During a real emergency the emergency broadcast system would be activated in order that the Public can be kept informed on what actions to take to protect themselves he said. Only the Western portion of Cabarrus will be within hearing Range of the sirens Mabrey added. If the exercise was authentic residents would be Fri Home delivery 938-1413 other departments 932-3131 14 pages today uses 143 240 in my fire search for bodies slowed by Shaft associated press Tullahoma Tenn. A recovery Crews were pumping thousands of Gallons of water out of an my rocket test Shaft today to uncover the bodies of three of the four men who died in an a a instantaneous Flash fire an air Force spokesman said the remains of the fourth victim were removed sunday from the 250-foot Concrete Shaft by Crews wearing oxygen packs said sgt. John Blackburn. The four men were killed and 16 others were injured saturday evening As civilian contractors tried to remove debris and solid fuel left in the Shaft by a second stage my missile engine that exploded during testing nov. 17. The sudden fire at the Arnold engineering development Center facility May have been ignited by the volatile fuel Blackburn said. Nine feet or about 750,000 Gallons of water that helped put out saturdays fire covered the floor of the Shaft when the pumping began shortly after Midnight Blackburn said. The water concealed the bodies of three employees of Aero Jet strategic propulsion co., a defense contractor based in Sacramento Calif. The body of John p. Sipe was found higher up the Shaft which is a steel reinforced underground Concrete test facility Blackburn said. Sipe had been working about 70 feet above the floor when the fire broke out about 6 . Saturday said Brig. Gen. Kenneth r. Johnson commander of Arnold. A it was an instantaneous Flash with tremendous heat a Johnson said. A there be any Way they could have survived that Flash. It went off like a Sparkler with tremendous heat and Aero Jet identified its dead employees As Dona j. Roy jr., 57, a rocket test technician from fair Oaks Calif. Murray l. Tauscher 49, a senior test Engineer of Roseville Calif., and Arthur Totten. 48, a rocket test technician of Citrus Heights Calif., All Sacramento suburbs. Sipe about 50, of Manchester Tenn., was an employee of Sverdrup technology inc. Of Tullahoma. Fourteen of the civilian employees injured saturday were released after treatment at a Center infirmary. Two others fireman David Harmon and Security officer Luther Cross both employed by pan am world services which provides Security and food at the Center were overcome by fumes from the Blaze. Harmon was released following treatment at Harton memorial Hospital in Tullahoma Cross was in stable condition Early today. The nov. 17 Accident which destroyed the my missile engine see search Page 14 strutted to find shelter in one of three local schools Northwest Middle school Northwest High school and Winecoff elementary school. Mabrey said each school could shelter a maximum of 1,000 people however he said chances were that any evacuation would not exceed More than a total of 800 people. The shelters Are not located in the basements he added since the level of radiation would not require such precautions. Cabarrus county is located within 50-mile radius of the injection pathway he said. As a result any food located inside this radius has the potential to be contaminated with radioactive material. Mabrey said in such instances people should not eat vegetables grown within the area or drink the milk produced from cattle grazing the potentially contaminated grass. Stations air film blocked by Philip Morris Charlotte a a heart disease expert is redistributing a controversial anti smoking television documentary film that Philip Morris inc. Once prevented from being aired. A my expectation is the film will be appearing around the country Quot said Stanton Glantz a professor at the University of California at san Francisco. A the level of institutional courage it now takes to show the film has been a death in the West a contrasts six interviews with american cowboys with the a Marlboro Many commercials a Philip Morris advertising Symbol. Five of the six cowboys All of whom smoked had cancer and the sixth had emphysema. The British broadcasting co. Aired the 27-minute, British made documentary in 1976. Philip Morris inc. Sued the producing company and won an agreement that the firm would never air the film again. But a san Francisco television station showed the film last May and it has since appeared on stations in Seattle Boston and Wichita Kan. This month lbs and Charlottes a Btu each carried their own news reports about the films reappearance. In one scene the Marlboro Man gallops across the screen. The camera then shows a Long distance shot of Cowboy John Holmes Riding the Range. Gradually the viewer can make out the oxygen tank draped Over his horse the tubes running into Holmes a nose. Philip Morris went to court claiming in part that the film used its copyrighted advertising without permission. In 1979, the producer thames television agreed out of court to Wwall but one print to Philip Morris and to never air the film. Glantz said he obtained an unauthorized copy last december. He would not say where he got the film. A a it a the Only time Industry officials were willing to speak for the record when they did no to have control of the situation a said Glantz 36. A what makes it so powerful is it takes the Industry a intellectual justification stated As eloquently As possible and matches it against Philip Morris officials could not be reached for comment despite repeated Telephone Calls. Although the film has received play at stations around the country officials say it is doubtful it will make the network schedule. Television network officials at lbs Abc and Abc in new York said company policies prevent them from showing a documentary they did no to produce and a pcs spokesman in Washington said the Public network will not show a documentary it cannot legally Purchase. Abc affiliate Kron in san Francisco aired a copy of the film May la and has heard nothing from Philip Morris. A this documentary had an important social message and we Felt the Public had a right to see it a said station manager Jim Smith. Jack Callaghan manager of Abc affiliate soc in Charlotte said his company has no policy against showing a film without a contract and he would consider doing so if offered a copy of the documentary. Glantz says the film is also being shown in California schools and by chapters of the american lung association

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