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Kenosha News (Newspaper) - November 21, 1982, Kenosha, Wisconsin Officials the newspaper said Reagan already has decided to Cut $25 billion to $30 billion from the area of the budget that includes social Security Federal pensions veterans benefits and welfare and medicaid for the poor. Reagan met with his Cabinet and budget officers Friday and the sunday new Kenosha wis. Sunday november 21, 1982 Sik a copy a Home delivered $1.65 weekly Earl mulls added income tax charge Madison wis. Up a to to 20 percent personal income tax surcharge might be imposed in Wisconsin to solve a $2 billion state Treasury deficit Anthony Early a transition budget director says. Director John Torphy said the surcharge would be for the two years of the 1983-85 spending period but it would not cover the full deficit. Spending cuts also would be needed. Torphy also said the deficit could exceed $2 billion a Well above what Republican gov. Lee Dreyfus said it will be. Dreyfus who estimated the deficit could Range anywhere from $105 million to $700 million said he is being blamed unfairly for Wisconsin a sickly fiscal condition. He accused the administration of democratic Anthony Earl Friday of engaging in Quot Standard political rhetoric for trying to blame him for the huge deficit the state faces. Quot its Handy for them to say to the people a we got this giant problem and we Are going to save you a a a Dreyfus said. Quot that a just Standard political rhetoric. You always blame the last the state deficit for the next two fiscal years would be about $1 billion if temporary tax increases now being collected Are continued and a new property tax Relief program is deferred Torphy said. It will Cost $969.8 million just to continue existing programs and operate state movement he said. That includes paying the projected $265.6 million deficit for the current fiscal year but does not include additional Money for pay raises and higher health insurance premiums for state employees. Torphy said a to percent income tax surcharge would raise $390 million during the biennium. Dreyfus who leaves office in january said he does not want the state income tax raised. Instead he said the deficit should be solved by a combination of another temporary i percent increase in the sales tax to 6 percent More spending cuts and accounting changes which would make More Money available. He said the criticism of his fiscal policies was not coming from Earl himself but from his staff blaming Dreyfus Quot fiscal brinkmanship a for the problems. Quot i done to believe they do not know there has been a National recession a Dreyfus said. The governor said he will meet with Earl privately monday to express his personal opposition to solving the deficit by putting a surtax on the personal income tax. Quot the surtax is the Quick solution for the Short term a Dreyfus said. Quot its a very bad signal for the Long term. Jobs will go elsewhere. I believe Earl said he has been looking at things in the Long Sjoerdsma is miss Kenosha the kerosene Heater Battle a Section f Kenosha news photo try Jonathan Kirn Ronda Sjoerdsma wears the miss Kenosha Crown Auto world Amo plans More White Collar layoffs second shift production to continue a Page b8 Domestic cars outdistanced imports in latest mileage tests a Page f2 what is new for 1983? see the latest in Auto styling performance and Price in today s 28-Page special new car guide i i a special conversation Man killed in hit and run a 47-year-old Kenosha Man known for walking Kenosha a streets died saturday afternoon from injuries received in a hit and run Accident. Harold a. Ransom 2422 56th St., was struck by an Auto As he walked across 24th Avenue North of 60th Street shortly after i . Saturday. Ransom was taken to Kenosha memorial Hospital by a fire department Rescue squad. Squad emergency medical technicians reported the victim suffered multiple injuries including two fractured legs. He had no pulse nor respiration when technicians started cardiopulmonary resuscitation. He was placed on life support systems at Kwh until 2 2$ . When he died of massive head and internal injuries said Deputy Coroner Matthew Kulbiski. Washington up in a Battle with Congress Over the 1984 budget president Reagan plans to ask for $25 billion to $30 billion More in Domestic spending cuts the new York times reported saturday. Quoting unidentified White House said re to Cut $25 the area of social Seagan by i hoi the for Kulbiski said ransoms family donated his kidneys and eyes to Organ Banks. A 25-year old Winthrop Harbor 111. Man Joseph h. Porras was being held in the Lake county Iii. Jail in connection with the hit and run Accident. Witnesses told police that they heard a noise and looked in the direction of the Accident. They saw an Auto sideways in the Street. It backed up and pulled away leaving the victim lying in the Street. Later saturday morning police in Winthrop Harbor notified local officers they had taken a Man into custody on another charge. When questioned he reportedly told the Illinois officers that he had struck someone in Kenosha. Kenosha police detectives questioned the suspect saturday morning and were seeking Legal authority to return him to Kenosha. Times reported that the defense budget was discussed but no military spending cuts were mentioned. The White House would not confirm the report. The cuts would reduce the projected deficit from about $180 billion a a figure that troubles Reagan a economic advisers a to about $150 billion the newspaper said. The cuts would come from an area of the budget Worth about $500 billion in social spending programs but the White House officials did not specify How the savings would be the suspects car was towed from Winthrop Harbor to Kenosha for investigation. Police indicated that the vehicle had a cracked Windshield and a damaged Hood. Reportedly bits of clothing were recovered from the damaged car. Ransom had recently moved to the Rooming House on 56th St. From an apartment in the tic toe club 2719 60th St. James Grimes one of the owners of the tic toe club said Ransom lived in the apartment Only about six months. He said Ransom lived alone was unemployed and had moved to the tic toe club from the veterans administration Hospital in North Chicago 111. Quot that Sall he did was walk a Grimes said. Quot head walk everywhere. You could see him walking All Over broken Down the newspaper said. The officials did specify that the cuts do not include whatever savings the White House and Congress work out to keep the social Security system from reaching a deficit otherwise projected at $200 billion by 1989. Reagan has said he will consider reasonable proposals for defense spending reductions but will not scrap plans to increase spending he believes is necessary to close the Quot window of vulnerability created by heavy soviet defense spending. Ronda Sjoerdsma got More than a Little help from her dad on the Way to winning the miss Kenosha of 1983 title saturday night. Ronda a Talent presentation during the pageant at Reuther auditorium was the vocal Quot he touched me. A among her vocal coaches through the years has been her father Richard d. Sjoerdsma associate professor of music at Carthage College where Ronda is a Sophomore. Quot i can to believe it a Ronda 19, said after being named miss Kenosha. Quot in a very excited and looking so Forward to next she will compete in the miss Wisconsin pageant in Oshkosh next june. She won $900 in scholarship Money and about $500 in other awards and gifts. Miss Sjoerdsma daughter of Richard and Linda Sjoerdsma 7418 second ave., plans to use the scholarship Money when she attends Ray Vogue design school in Chicago after earning a commercial design and marketing degree from Carthage. She said she will continue studying music privately. She said she entered the contest because she knew several former miss Keno shans and saw How the experience helped them mature. Miss Sjoerdsma a Tremper graduate has participated in the Tremper Chor Aliers and choirs kids from Wisconsin and the Carthage choir. There were 11 contestants in saturday nights pageant. First runner up who will serve As miss Kenosha if miss Sjoerdsma can to was Marsha Stevens 22, 8075 48th ave., daughter of or. And mrs. Myron Stevens. She was also chosen by the other contestants As miss congeniality. Second runner up was Colleen Harp 18, 3100 120th ave., daughter of Chuck and Eileen Harp. The runners up will share $200 in scholarship Money. Hopefuls for the title competed in evening gown Talent and swimsuit categories during the evenings pageant. A personal interview with each contestant was held saturday afternoon. Gail Ann Martin miss Kenosha of 1980 and the reigning miss Southeastern Wisconsin was mistress of ceremonies. She was the first runner up to miss Wisconsin in june. Reagan prepares budget cuts inside Story

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