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Logansport Pharos-Tribune (Newspaper) - March 2, 1990, Logansport, Indiana Greyhound Drivers walk is today in 1u loses Minnesota tops the hoosiers Page 9 tonight partly Cloudy Low 20 saturday colder and partly sunny High 30 sunday sunny and cold the Seabrook nuclear Plant overcame two decades of protests Legal challenges ballooning costs and the financial ruin of its chief investor to capture the ultimate prize a License to operate the nuclear regulatory commission voted 30 thursday to Grant the billion reactor a full Power License but the Appeal process will continue Andy Rooney is bringing his weekly Gripe session Back to 60 minutes on sunday after lbs lifted his suspension Early with the Blessing of the Nacar in very Rooney said thursday after lbs news president David Burke reinstated the 71yearold humorist whose commentary has been a show ending 60 minutes feature since 1978 fish Fry sponsored by the 4th degree knights of Columbus will be held from 5 to 9 tonight dans fish Fry service will be doing the frying Cost is for adults and for children Ages six to 12 carryout will also be available tickets May be purchased from members or in the bar of the k of cat 100717th St pancakes the Royal Center Community development associations Pancake and sausage breakfast will be served from 6 to 1 at Pioneer High school from 8 to noon there will also be a Talent show and Art exhibit Ann 13 14 12 4 14 5 9 13 16 late filings set up races in primary fall elections by Dave Kitchell pharos Tribune City editor a flurry of political announcements today marked the final Day of filings for the May 8 primary Cass sheriff Ron Woolley who was unopposed in his bid for a second term thursday morning now will face opposition in both the primary and general election a Democrat Delmar Ervin 905 Burlington filed against Woolley in the primary on the gop Side former Logansport police chief Richard Jackson filed his candidacy As did Lee Loy 107 Unger St Jackson it 1 served As chief during the administration of former mayor Jone Wilson the former chief said its too Early to comment on the sheriffs race but said he Hopes to add some new blood to the department Jackson who retired from the City Force in 1985 now works for the cites water department voters in the Pioneer and Southeastern school corporation will have several choices to make in school Board elections school Board elections Are held at the same time As the primary former Pioneer football coach George Gilbert who lost his Job despite a student protest on the corporations office is one of two men seeking the District 2 seat held by Fred Henry the other is Steve fairer Henry has not filed for reelection another incumbent District 4 member John Campbell has not filed Martin Lewellen and Joe Carlson both filed for the seat in the Southeastern school corporation voters will choose one of three candidates for the District 3 seat Francis Caldwell the incumbent has filed for reelection hell be opposed by David Hardin and Jack Hight Mary Bryan the District 4 incumbent has not filed for reelection Dewey Cowen Joel Hodges and Joan Robertson Are seeking her seat in the Caston school District voters will select a successor for the District 1 seat held by Michael Smith James Dague and Harold costello both of it 2 Kewanna Are vying for the seat in District 5 Timothy Lowe is opposed by Bill Early for the seat held by Martin Vanmeter who has not filed for re election both Logansport school Board members up for election or Gary Miller and Jerry Miller Are unopposed Only one race on the Cass county ballot has no candidates on either Side the Jefferson township trustee race is an open seat incumbent Republican Noel Kennell has indicated he will not seek reelection republicans will have few races in the primary one of the most notable involving the Eastern part of the county is the gop Cass county Council race Between incumbent Richard Wolf and challenger Michael Lesaux pastor of the first United methodist Church one race that wont be contested is the see election Page 2 Cass co candidates Here is a list of those candidates that will be on the May 8 1990 primary election ballot filing of candidacy closed at noon today Republican Democrat state rep Ralph Anderson Robert Sabatini prosecuting attorney Ric Maughmer recorder Sara Whitcomb Ruby Parker Lyle Trotter Sherrift Lee Loy Ron Woolley Richard Jackson Delmar Ervin assessor Harold Wagner Clara Mcmillen commissioner 3rd District Corbey Slusher Council District 1 Don Heckard District 2 Charles Knepper Charles Kinsey District 3 Dick Wolf Michael Lesaux Dietr dict 4 Dan Kitchel eel twp assessor Carol Rhoades Shelby Ridenour eel Marilane Moss Phyllis key school boards not a political office Logansport school Board dist 2 or Gary Miller Logansport schoo 3 Jerry Miller Caston school Board list 1 James Dague Harold costello Caston school Board list 5 Timothy Lowe Bill Early school Board dist 2 Steve Farrer George Gilbert Pioneer school Board dist 4 Joe Carlson Martin Lewellen Southeastern school Board dust 3 Francis Caldwe David Boettjer Jack Hight Leslie Hardin Southeastern school Board Oist 4 Dewey Cowan Joel Hodges probe of Bayh aides asked excise tax agreement off Indianapolis a a Compromise that brought democrats and republicans together behind one Auto excise tax Cut proposal has encountered new problems in the state Senate on thursday Senate republicans filed an objection to the plan and called for an investigation of allegations of vote bartering by the Bayh administration before the Compromise was forged sen Morris h Mills r Indianapolis filed a dissent that prevented the Senate from voting on whether to accept the House passed version of Senate Bill 484 the action could also Force negotiations on the Bill to be reopened in a House Senate conference committee meanwhile Senate majority Leader Joseph w Harrison r Attica called for an investigation of allegations representatives of democratic gov Evan Bayh offered some gop legislators jobs in Exchange for their votes in favor of a democratic excise tax plan that was later replaced by the Compromise proposal Senate president pro Tern Robert d Carton Columbus said the allegations clouded the Bill no question about in the House rep Jerry f Bales Bloomington sent a letter to Bayh urging him to ask for the resignations of staff members involved in the talks tuesday with gop legislators Bayh spokesman Fred nation said the administration didst offer jobs although Baths representatives did try to lobby republicans to win their support for a democratic excise tax plan rep b Patrick Bauer South Bend charged Senate republicans were using the allegations to Cloud the Issue and obscure going Back on their Promise to support the Compromise fashioned by democrats and republicans in the House the Compromise in 484 was reached tuesday after disagreement Over rival Republican and democratic excise tax proposals caused a stalemate that paralysed the House for almost two Days the Compromise proposal would Cut the excise tax 30 percent for new cars 25 percent on year old cars and 15 percent in later years about million in lottery profits would be used to replace the lost excise tax Revenue and another million in lottery Money would be earmarked for projects Bayh wanted s40 million for highways and s30 million for economic development Mills said thursday he dissented on the Bill because Senate republicans had trouble with the amount of lottery Money used and the projects for which the Compromise plan would allot lottery funds Doskocil local Wilsons Plant not affected working full Milf by Margo Marocco pharos Tribune business editor the general mood at Wilson foods corporation Plant today was described by Plant manager Hubert r Hub Johnson As very quiet in face of the Parent company default these people have been through these things before nothing surprises them there veterans Good hardworking employees there is no fear or Doskocil companies incorporated announced thursday that the company and its subsidiaries including Wilson foods corporation Are in default under its s133 million senior Bank loan agreement and that it failed to make a feb 15 interest payment on its convertible debentures however the local Wilson foods Plant the cites largest employer is going full according to Johnson current employment Levels Are around plus we Are working a couple of departments overtime tomorrow to fill orders we Are gearing up for easter hams and summer hot Johnson said Doskocil a maker of pizza toppings and Delicatessen meats said that a reduction in its inventory and accounts receivables triggered a million principal payment under its Bank loan agreement which is led by chemical Bank Doskocil said it is in negotiations with lenders to resolve the default and acquire additional working capital and is considering its options including a restructuring of its approximately million in debt at year end Doskocil said the default triggered additional defaults under its subordinated debt the firm indicated that its suppliers were beginning to withhold raw materials unless the company reached new terms with them Kay Titchenal Public relations for see Wilson Page Stock trend the default announcement sparked a flurry of activity in Doskocil Stock most of it on the buy Side according to local brokers Doskocil lost 1 to 1 after the announcement on wednesday but closed up at 2 on thursday the Stock was holding steady this morning local brokers including private Ledger and Edward d Jones both reported tremendous local interest in what was happening to the Stock David j Workman of private Ledger guessed the Stock immediately fell As a possible overreaction to the default news and then people started buying apparently expressing Faith in the company ability to work things Workman said there were a lot of wild rumours but we tried to give them information on what the Stock was doing and let them make a decision As to what they wanted to do i really fee that the people who work for the company really know Best How the company is doing evidently they feel it is Strong enough to Workman said All of the Doskocil transactions Workman office handled thursday were orders to buy the Stock i just warn them that when they put Money in the Market make it Money they can afford not to have that wont affect their lifestyle if they lose it dont bet the farm on Workman said representatives at Edward d Jones company logged 79 Calls on the Stock thursday the firm has been Fielding Calls since monday from people wanting to know where the Market stood All of the firms Doskocil transactions have been buying Stock not Selling the Doskocil High for 1989 was 14 and a Low of 5 on Jan 1 1990 the Stock closed at 6 and closed at 2 on March 1 judge wont delay trial for Matheney South Bend ind a a judge today refused a request to delay the trial of Alan l Matheney Lake county Superior court judge James e Letsinger told defense attorney Scott King that he must be prepared to present his defense by the scheduled april 2 trial Date were going to try the Case and were going to do it when its Letsinger said King who was recently appointed As co counsel said he has had time to read Only on third of the voluminous file on the death penalty Case Matheney 39 is charged with murder in the March 1989 beating death of his former wife Lisa m Bianco outside her Mishawaka Home the beating occurred while Matheney was on a Brief prison furlough from a sentence for an earlier assault against Bianco state authorities had failed to notify is Bianco of her sex husbands release the prisoner furlough program was temporarily suspended then revamped in an Effort to prevent a similar occurrence

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