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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - March 8, 1980, Kokomo, Indiana Kokomo 129 185 Tribune March 1980 4 sections 8 suspended after reactor shutdowns a a reactor at the nations largest nuclear Plant was mysteriously shut Down three times in less than a prompt ing the suspension of eight employees and an investigation by the Federal officials said the shutdowns occurred last month at one of three reactors at the Browns ferry nuclear owned by the Tennessee Valley a officials would not say whether the incidents were believed John a Tva spokesman at the Agency Headquarters in said the shut Downs posed to danger to the pub the first shutdown occurred 10 As the unit two Turbine was Wheeling through its million kilo Watt the reactor turned itself off again on 12 and in United states after the first two or the reactor was restarted within a matter of but when the third unexplained trip engineers ordered operations halted until the cause was on March the unit went Back on line though no operational reason for the shutdowns could be Schlatter said the eight Plant employees were suspended for the duration of the he would not identify the employees or say what Type work they perform i cant Tell you what they he but i can Tell you what they they Arent they Arent control room employ a shutdown of that Type is not All that Schlatter it Hap pens at All nuclear plants for a Vari Ety of sometimes there will be a faulty electrical for in Fri agent Joe Ross said two investigators were assigned to the Case to determine whether Federal Laws were the government owned a seven state Utility and operator of Browns ferry and six other nuclear Power also disclosed what it termed minor Security breaches at the Alabama site and two at two others in in late a clerical employee who habitually carries a Pis Tol in her took the weapon into the Browns ferry facility by weapons Are not allowed when she discovered the mistake she turned herself in and was not an employee at the Sequoyah nuclear Plant near Drew a suspension of Undis closed length wednesday for Tak without photo graphs of test fuel the Fri and Tva also Are investigating the theft of such construction materials As Copper tubing from the Agency nuclear Plant construction site about 40 Miles North of the Browns ferry Plant has had other difficulties in the a dangerous wiring caused by an in Spector using a Candle to Check for closed the Plant in and in late 1977 a worker dropped a rub Ber Galosh in the reactor vessel of unit extending a maintenance Tva serves most of Tennessee and portions of Ala North Georgia and japanese firms told to Cut car sales Washington a United Auto workers president Douglas Fraser and a key congressman War Ned japanese automakers Friday to reduce their car sales in the United states or face possible import re i think we should Send the Japa Nese an unambiguous message that a protectionist tide is growing in this Fraser told a House ways and Means Trade sub unless there More responsive to our there in for some Fraser said Law Mem Bers have been Laid off As Domestic production has shifted to fuel efficient cars in response to gasoline shortages and soaring fuel High demand for compact cars also has led to a surge in japanese which now claim 22 per cent of the Charles the subcommittee joined Fraser in urging japanese Auto makers to Cut Back sales to 1977 Levels and to build More plants in the United no nation allows vital industries to be destroyed by temporary sur saturday sectional scores at Kokomo Kokomo Taylor 42 Eastern Haworth 50 at Marion missis sinew Bennett 41 Marion Oak Hill 56 at Frankfort Frankfort Rossville 52 Clinton Central Tipton 54 at Logansport Cass Pioneer 40 Logansport Peru 48 weather intermittent rain today with possible highs in the Low and mid Cloudy and colder Low in the mid and upper sunny and cooler High in the upper 30s and Low Pace today chuckle some people Are willing to give the lord credit but no Whatt news local Ralph hockey has made Small gasoline engine parts his business for 38 Page different reasons Are Given for the firing of a Center township trustees office Page filing deadline was noon Friday and several More per sons entered races in Howard Page National guess what the prime rate is up Page Index classified 19 editorials 18 births and 14 teen 15 Tribune telephones classified main office new sports weekend nights 4563821 Ges of Vanik i Sug Gest in the strongest terms possible that the japanese not overwhelm our but rather show re Industry figures showed that Jap anese manufacturers sold Mil lion cars in the United states last compared with million in and the import Boom continued into Vanik also complained that automakers resisted government pressure in the mid1970s to produce fuel efficient cars because larger cars yielded bigger the Industry should have seen the handwriting on the Wall after the first five minutes of the 1973 Middle East when Arab nations Cut off Oil sales to the United Vanik Michigan blamed the japanese for High unemployment in Auto producing calling japanese penetration of the Market ruthless exploitation by Donald said he would sup port legislative action unless Japa Nese firms voluntarily Roll Back car exports to 1977 build plants in the United states and raise their Bob pro posed cutting foreign car imports 35 percent and requiring imports to have 75 percent american Content through parts and other Materi als by state workers to get pay raises Indianapolis a Indiana state employees will receive pay raises averaging including Merit and lower paid workers will fare even better under a plan approved Friday by Otis the plan requires approval from the state personnel but the governors office said no difficulty is anticipated with the Bowena pointed under the All employees will receive an inflation adjustment that couples an annual pay raise with a 3 percent salary in in most employees also will get annual Merit increases of about Bowen said the plan will Cost the state million a workers will see the raises in pay checks issued on april 30 and May depending on their pay the governor Bowen said the average state employee salary is and the raises will push that average to workers at the lowest ends of the pay scale will receive increases in the 13 percent the governor not counting the percent Merit an employee earning a year will receive a per cent pay raise under while one earning a year will see a percent exclusive of Merit Merit which Are awarded for length of Bene fit All but about 1 percent of Indi Anas state most employees who fail to receive Merit raises Are those who have reached the top of their pay Scales and Are no longer eligible for the governors action followed the Legislatures approval last month of a million supplemental state which included the Money for the additional pay had the legislature not workers would have received pay raises in the 7 percent count ing rather than the nearly 11 percent average raises the Gover nors plan the budget also included Money for similar pay raises for University employees and Public school teach but the specifics of the pay plans for those employees Are out Side the governors University boards of trustees and local school corporations have the authority to Divide up that extra Money among their Leon Burnett cuts Gas prices Tribune staff photo local station owner Selling Gas at Cost by Pasquale Rocchio Tribune business writer local residents Are driving less and buying less Gaso line because of the High to counteract this Slack in one local dealer has resurrected a method used when gasoline was Selling for about on third its Price Leon owner of burnetts Standard has started a Gas War with the other stations at 31 and Center in a meeting with its dealers Here last the Standard Oil As ked them to lower the Price of their gasoline in order to sell their monthly Burnett said the local dealers did not want to follow standards suggestion unless the Bil company gave them some Relief on rent and their Cost of but it would we wanted them to take two cents off our Price if we took four cents he after the Bur Nett told representatives from the company he would lower his Price if it guaranteed him All the gasoline he i didst want to lower my Price and then run out of he Burnett is now Selling his self ser vice gasoline at i pay a gallon to Burnett he is Selling his regular gasoline for per gallon to include the four cents sales i just damned near dropped my Price to but i forgot about the sales he Burnett is sell ing his no Lead for per Gal the Price at his full service pumps will not be Fuller vice prices Are for regular and for Burnett said the other stations on the Corner have dropped their prices to conform to he said he will continue to sell gasoline at the lower prices until he runs out or gets a Price increase from stand he did not know whether other Standard dealers in the City have lowered their if Standard wants its dealers to Cut prices to sell they should Cut All the Way and give Drivers a he he maintains he still will make Money Selling at the lower prices because Many people see the self serve prices and then pull in and fill up at the full service he since Burnett is on an 80 percent allocation from he stands to receive More Gas next year if he Sells More this the allocation is based on 80 percent of the average sold during the pre Vious since lowering his Price Burnett sold Gallons More than he did in the previous last year at this Standard was telling its dealers to shorten their business hours but now it is telling them to remain open Burnett is remaining open for 24 to place a want and action line need a problem wrongs righted or red tape Cut let action line do write Kokomo 300 Union problems will be investigated Only if address and Tele phone numbers Are if your problem is Only initials will be where Are my presidential spoons last March i ordered spoons honouring Nixon and Ford to bring my collection up to president i have written them twice but no answer and no please Kokomo we talked to the american collectors Guild and they quickly sent the spoons to Complete your they had no explanation for the delay but were most by the this is a presidential election so depending on the you May have to order another spoon before too a seed com any has Given me 72 hours to pay or i will be taken to the problem is Ive already paid the Bill for for Flower bulbs i ordered from a but for some reason i keep getting threatening letters from part of this confusion May have been caused because when i first ordered the i asked to be billed then i changed my mind and asked that they Bill my visa card i have sent them copies of my visa statements but i still keep getting letters from what should i do ignore those a spokesman for the company said they did have a record that you had paid the Bill they forgot to Tell their the computer was appropriately scolded and be spit Ting any More Dunning letters your for three years Ive been promised by the Howard county Road department they would install a Guardrail on both sides of a Bridge located at 710w and they came out and looked at it and decided some rocks would have to be hauled to build up the sides before the rails could be installed and they did do but while they delivered the there Are still no i called again and they promised three times they would put up a in still did you Ever see a Bridge without Side rails its about 10 feet deep if you should slide in can you help Kokomo 2 Earl Howard county Highway said Federal Highway policy now is to remove guardrails on some Bridges rather than to install More people Are killed hit Ting guardrails than join ii into he Hemmeger said he could find no one in his department who had Ever promised you guardrails would be installed Over the but he promised to extend the pipe that goes under the Road there 10 feet on each Side and to Widen the shoulder there to make the Road he said he Hopes to do that work this but if he cant get Money or if there were problems obtaining right of the project might have to wait another in november i ordered an Alice Brooks pattern for a Christ Mas it is now two months after the yuletide season and All 1 have is my cancelled Kokomo we contacted Alice and they said they Send you another you May have missed Christmas but you Are certainly one of the first to Start preparing Lor Christmas i wanted to give my granddaughter a kiss jacket for a Christmas gift so i order it in Early i have he cancelled Check but no i wrote them on 3 to Tell hem that i have moved since i placed the but Stilt he kiss jacket has not been please Kokomo the kiss jacket was shipped to your old address and Proba Bly a spokesman for the new York Magazine you or dered it from and reordered the jacket for we understand kiss fans Are extremely Loyal so were sure your granddaughter will still want the

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