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Laurel Leader Call (Newspaper) - November 29, 1982, Laurel, Mississippi 71ttyeai, no. 213lauill, miss., monday Novi Mier 29,1912 Price 2s<superintendents mar of delegations monday probationer escape state Hospital by James r. Stanton of the Leader Call staff school superintendents in the area May allow delegations of teachers to go to Jackson next week to Isoby during the governors special legislative session but Wilt not close their schools to allow All teachers to visit the legislature. James v. Cater of Gulfport president of the Mississippi chapter of the american federation of teachers called Friday for school superintendents to allow delegations of teachers to attend each Day of the special session which begins next monday or to dismiss school next monday to allow All teachers to go to Jackson. Superintendents in the Laurel East Jasper West Jasper Covington county Smith county and Wayne county school districts said they would consider allowing delegations to teachers to attend the special session but would not close their schools. Jones county school superintendent Carey Clay could not de reached for comment. A we will have to look at the situation but we will not close our schools on dec. 6,�?� Laurel superintendent David Sheppard said. A i am totally opposed to closing our schools because we have an obligation to the Community and to our children to keep our schools open a West Jasper school superintendent Rodney sessions said. A we will not close the doors of our schools to our children. A if a big move comes up we May not have any Choice but to close our schools a Covington county superintendent Quenton Napier said a but i would prefer sending delegations of teachers when we feet it might be a the governor has worked hard for this educational package and if everything goes smoothly in the legislature we have to Send a delegation every Day a Napier continued. Wayne county schools a will not close if we can help it a superintendent Randall Lee said. A we May allow delegations of teachers to go to Jackson but i am not sure yet. At this time i have had no requests from teachers to Send a delegation but i May know something More definite later in the in Smith county superintendent j. C. Allen said he has not Given much thought to closing schools next monday but is not considering closing schools at this time. A the special session will last More than one Day and the legislators need time to Settle in a Allen said. A if the situation merits it and if sending a delegation would have an influence 1 would consider allowing a delegation to a i am in favor of doing anything to Benefit the teachers because benefits for teachers will also Benefit the Community a East Jasper school superintendent e. O. Walters said. It would probably allow a delegation of teachers to go to Jackson but i would not close the crash Kius one a Rural Laurel resident was killed and two others were injured in a three car Auto Accident sunday one mile North of Heidelberg on Highway 11. Judy Keith route 8, 35, was killed in the crash. She was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Tommie Keith 32, route 8, who is listed in stable condition at Jones county Community Hospital today. A second passenger Regina Pugh 13, is in critical condition today in the intensive care unit at Forrest general Hospital in Hattiesburg. According to a report by the Mississippi Highway patrol the Keith vehicle and a car driven by Jerry Terrell 24, Vossburg collided. Terrell was charged with driving on the wrong Side of the Road and taken to Jones county jail where he was released on Bond. A third car driven by Lonnie Richards 28, Ellisville was involved in the Accident but Richards and his passengers were not injured. Thev Cau of the Accident has not been released by the Highway patrol and is still in stigmatic Good morning Sunshine the rising Sun was a Welcome sight this morning following a period of rain and Clouds last week. Commuters on Highway 15 South just outside Laurel get a dose of Sunshine As they head for work. No rain is expected for the next few Days in the area. Staff photo lame Duck Congress convenes Der investigation. In another weekend Accident a Lucedale resident was killed on Highway 98 in Perry county when his car left the card West of Beaumont and bit bit a tree. According to the Highway patrol the dead Man was identified As Larry d. Miles 25. Four persons who were injured in a head on collision near Ellisville Friday night Are in satisfactory condition at Jones county Community Hospital. The collision killed 14-year-old Jeff Creel of Ellisville. The most seriously injured 18-year-old Leann victim Hender Sai of Laurel was listed in stable condition in the hospitals intensive care unit a spokesman said. She had earlier been listed in critical condition with multiple fractures and facial lacerations. Washington a High among Congress priorities As it enters its lame Duck session today Are consideration of an increase in the Federal gasoline tax to create jobs and a proposal for a permanent disposal site for thousands of tons of nuclear waste. Congress faces a number of issues after its two month election recess but the House has put the controversial nuclear reactor waste disposal Bill at the top of its Calendar for the lame Duck session. Debate on the measure began just before the recess. And before adjourning dec. 17, Congress is also expected to wrestle with the gasoline tax proposal which Calls for a 5-cent-a-gallon increase to finance a $5.5 billion Highway jobs program. Other items on the legislative Agenda include a ten appropriations Bills needed to run the Fedei a government for the balance of the fiscal year. Only three have been signed into Law. A legislation to Force autom ers to have a fixed percentage of their cars produced in the United states. A a Senate vote to televise their sessions. A action on the administrations tax and Trade assistance package for Caribbean Basin nations. A votes to deny members of Congress a pay raise of Between $2,426 and $16,648 set to take effect dec. 17. Approval is predicted for the Highway jobs proposal which has the support of president Reagan. Senate majority Leader Howard Baker r-Tenn., and House speaker Thomas p of Neill or. A mass. However Sharp disagreement is expected on defense and other economic issues Likely to be raised. For example. Baker said sunday he doubts that Reagan a plan for deploying the my missile will get much action. And though both democrats and republicans want to assist the Economy they have widely different views on How to do it. The nuclear waste Bill has completed a tortuous two year route through four House committees in making its Way to the floor. The Senate already has approved a Bill on the Issue. Sponsors say that unless the lame Duck session of Congress acts on the measure it will go Back to the starting blocks next year a and the nation May spend another two years without a permanent plan for disposing of its growing stockpile of highly radioactive nuclear waste. Rep. Dan Marriott a Utah in opening debate on the Bill noted that spent fuel rods from commercial nuclear reactors alone account for 8,000 metric tons of waste now in temporary storage at Plant Sites. A we need a National waste repository and it must be in place by the turn of the Century a he said. But 11 National groups mostly environmental and anti nuclear called last week for the House to dump the Bill saying the proposal is seriously flawed. A the lame Duck session is not the time to write National nuclear waste policy a said Brooks Yeager of the Sierra club. A we see no Way to reconcile a defective House Bill with an environmentally disastrous Senate Bill and come out with a Safe National nuclear waste program. A a the Bill before the House would establish a procedure and timetable for picking a permanent underground disposal site which would be undisturbed for the hundreds of years needed to Render the it Safe. Girl 4 Dies from wounds Hunter killed the others were listed in satisfactory condition. They Are Leon Henderson 13, of Laurel Randell Forbes 16, of Ellisville and Thomas Johnson 21, of Ellisville. No charges have been filed in the Accident but the District attorneys office is conducting an investigation. Four year old misty Evans of the Rustin Community died sunday at Jones county Community Hospital from wounds suffered in a shooting Accident thanksgiving Day. Sheriffs Deputy Freddie Reeves said the child was waiting in a car outside the family trailer when a loaded Shotgun slipped from the hand of her Stepfather t. C. Hickman inside the trailer discharging a shot which pierced the trailer Wall passed Between two Metal chairs and struck the car and the child. Misty Evans died from a gunshot wound to the head a Hospital spokesman said. A coroners inquest will be held Coroner Joyce Perrett said. Reeves said the shooting was clearly accidental. A former Wayne county resident accidentally shot a Leakesville Man while Deer Hunting saturday according to Wayne county sheriff mar Vin in Warrior. Witnesses reported that Kirk Allen Leakesville left his Deer stand about 10 30a.m. Saturday while Hunting in the Battles Community near Stateline. Another member of the Hunting party Larry Bivens a former Wayne county resident now living in Moss Reagan defends Eki nomic policies los Angeles a president Reagan said today a a Rill the tax Cut due next july Wil give the Economy a dramatic boost but stopped Short of endorsing a plan to make the Cut effective in january. Reagan a intentions about the timing of the tax Cut were still in doubt As he concluded a California vacation and prepared to head Back to Washington. White House aides said privately last week the president was leaning toward asking Congress to move up the tax Cut to stimulate the Economy despite anticipated Strong opposition on Capitol Hill. Stopping in los Angeles to address the National league of cities Reagan said today that next july a 10 percent rate Cut the last instalment in the three year program a will Benefit working men and women More than anyone else and will have the most dramatic Impact on our he is expected to announce his decision on the tax Cut inside the Leader Call bridge.19 classified.18,19 crossword.19 comics.17 dear abby.10 deaths.2 editorials.4 local news.2 markets .2 society.10,11 sports.13,14,15 state news.5 to schedule.17 weather.2 Good evening mail those Christmas cards Early a especially the ones that have been Lur icing in your overcoat since last yuletide. �?o1 thought it was just the players who were going to approach every game As if it were a playoff game a speedup before leaving Washington tuesday for a five Day latin american trip. He promised the City officials that a the Federal government will not turn its Back on you but insisted that a healthy Economy would be More helpful than Federal Grants in solving their problems. A have we All become and dieted to temporary bailouts failing to realize that the Only answer must be a restoration of our Economy from sea to shining sea a he asked. Defending his economic policies Reagan said a it is time to give up the temporary band aids and placebos and get on to the business of a real he said the tax cuts now m place Are a already providing the stimulus needed to get our Economy moving a this tax talk in no pipe dream a he said adding that a one of the Best ways to stimulate the Economy is to give the american worker a break and Cut his and her tax Reagan said an improved Economy is the Only answer for soaring budget deficits. A there is no Way we can eliminate by budget cuts alone the structural deficit built into the budget nor can it be eliminated by raising he said. My fire site workers were pumping an estimated 750,000 Gallons of water monday from a 250-foot deep test cell for the my missile located beneath this building at Arnold engineering development Center at Tullahoma Tenn. They expected to find the bodies of three workers killed in a saturday fire. Associated press a Laurel Man who was being held on a burglary charge and a probation violation escape Al sunday night from South Mississippi state Hospital. Gary Dale Lightsey 45, of route 9, had not yet been found this morning but was being sought by sheriffs deputies said chief Deputy Maurice Hooks. Lightsey who had been taken to the Hospital from the county jail several Days ago to be treated for illness was reported missing at about 7 45 . Sunday Hooks said. Lightsey was not under guard at the Hospital he said. Lightsey was arrested last month in connection with the burglary of a Laurel residence. He was also being held for a hearing to consider an alleged violation of his probation. According to court records Lightsey was convicted in 1980 of embezzlement. His six year sentence was suspended for four years under the condition that he would commit no other crime. Council to open bids on police Van the Laurel City Council is expected to open bids for the Purchase of a one half ton cargo Van when it meets at 9 . Tuesday in City Hall. The Van is to be used by the Laurel police department for a special project for greater enforcement of dui Laws under a $151,000 state and Federal Grant that is to be matched with $50,000 in City funds. The Council is also expected to open bids for the Purchase of one or More pairs of boots and one or More pairs of shoes for the Laurel police department City clerk Jolyn Sellers said. In other action the Council is expected to open bids for the demolition of structures located at 136 and 138 Mcconkey St. In the Queensbury redevelopment project and to consider the Sale of a 1975 Chevrolet station Wagon operated by the City a recreation department. The Council is also expected to authorize the City clerk to ave Public notice that the City a annual report on municipal finances showing general Revenue sharing has been filed with the Bureau of the census. According to mrs. Sellers the report is used by the Federal government to determine the amount of Revenue sharing funds the City will receive. The report shows actual amounts of Revenue from Sale of water License permits and fines As Well As operating costs and outlay mrs. Sellers said. Coleman declines race for governor Ackerman miss. Apr former gov. Coleman now a retired Federal appeals court judge announced today he had decided against making a third gubernatorial race. Coleman 68, said he had received numbers of requests to make the race next year and a it is with painful regret that we have at last come to the firm conclusion that it would not be Wise to make a third race for a i expect to spend next year writing my memoirs looking after the farm and in related activities a he said in a letter announcing his decision to his friends Coleman who took senior status with the 5th circuit court of appeals at new Orleans can hear cases at his discretion but said he would return to the private practice of Law a was soon As i can become totally separated from my judicial a it shall always be grateful to the hundreds of mississippians who have urged me in person by letter and by Telephone to be a candidate for governor in 1983,�?� Coleman wrote. �?o1 owe the people More than 1 can Ever repay. So i would like very much to serve again As their chief executive. For Many weeks my my family and i have been giving the matter our most serious consideration. A it is with painful regret that we have at last come to the firm conclusion that it would not be Wise to make a third race for governor. We ask our friends to forgive us for this he said while he works on his memoirs and private interests a there Wilt be no time for Public speaking beyond the commitments already he added a was Long As i live i shall be glad to serve my fellow citizens in Way available to a private citizen. I especially invoke divine blessings upon our beloved state and particularly upon its duly elected Coleman is the first of a number of potential gubernatorial candidates to announce a decision on making the race fatalities fall Short of estimate Point apparently shot at a Deer and hit Allen instead. Allen was taken to Wayne general Hospital in Waynesboro and was transferred to Jones county Community Hospital where he was dead on arrival. Jones county Coroner Joyce Perrett ruled the death an Accident. By the associated press traffic fatalities Over the thanksgiving holidays fell far Short of estimates with the number of people killed just half that of the worst year 1969. During the four Day Observance that ended at Midnight sunday 379 traffic deaths were reported substantially fewer than would have been expected during a non Holiday period of the same length at this time of the year before the Long weekend began at 6 . Wednesday the National safely Council had estimated that Between 420 and 520 people might be killed. During a four Day non Holiday period 480 deaths could be expected Council statisticians said. Last year 413 people were killed in traffic Over the thanksgiving holidays. In 1968, there were 764 traffic fatalities Over the four Day thanksgiving period the most of any Holiday weekend on record. 15th circuit District toughest Jackson miss. Apr a department of corrections study shows that felons convicted in the 15th circuit District get the states toughest sentences. The study involved 5,552 inmates sentenced Between december 1978 and August 1982 for murder manslaughter aggravated assault armed robbery robbery rape burglary larceny forgery Sale of drugs Possession of drugs Sale of marijuana and Possession of marijuana. The 15th District made up of Jefferson Davis Lamar Lawrence Marion and Pearl River counties varied by almost five years from the average sentences in some types of crimes. The study which was limited to inmates serving a single sentence for a single conviction showed the greatest variation in rape sentences with 10 of the 20 districts imposing sentences that vary by More than five years from the average of 18.1 years. However the study said Only 150 cases were studied. Misfits blamed in Washington riot Washington a District of Columbia police chief Maurice Turner blames a a misfits and a opportunists hell Bent on crime for a violent rampage that erupted in the heart of the nations capital after an abortive demonstration by the Kun flux klan. A it was Blind senseless rage which cannot be excused nor justified a he said of the Rock throwing tear Gas tossing Melee saturday As several thousand anti klan demonstrators clashed with police. He said police and City officials would try to discover a what went wrong and Why it went wrong in the capitals worst outburst of unrest since the anti War protests of More than a decade ago. When the disturbances broke out police were already escorting out of town the 40 klansmen who had held a Brief rally in Lafayette Park across from the White House the klan a protesting legislation that would Grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens in the United states a had planned to March in Washington for the first time since 1925, when 40,000 paraded without incident. Polish mine explosion kills 17 Warsaw Poland apr an underground explosion killed 17 miners and Rescue workers today at the Dymitrow Coal Fields near the Southern town of Katowice the official polish news Agency reported. A team of 66 miners and Rescue workers was fighting a fire in a Shaft 2,554 feet below ground when a pocket of Gas exploded killing 16 people the Pap report said. Eleven others were hospitalized with serious Burns and one of them died a Coal ministry official said it was the fourth reported disaster this year at the Dymitrow mine. In the most recent previous Accident six miners were killed oct. 6 when Earth tremors caused a mineshaft to Cave in 2,500 feet underground

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