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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - December 5, 1982, Tokyo, Japan 4 National Pacific stars and stripes december 1982 Pennsylvania trimming welfare Rolls a a new state Law has Cut Able bodied recipients from welfare As Many As More recipients May be taken off the Cash Grant program Between now and april As the phased program the welfare department said no firm figures will be available until Dick Thornburgh proposed the welfare reduction he Pennsylvania had become a welfare Haven to those who were Able to work but refused to do under the Cash Grant recipients obtained a Massachusetts has a similar welfare cutoff for the Able bodied in effect and they were Able to do it without All of the increase in crime that been predicted for this said James a press spokesman for the action affects people Between 18 and 45 who have no physical or mental handicaps and Are not sole supporters of they still can get medical assistance and food the change allowed a 5 percent increase in welfare payments to Wiggins an average welfare family of four now gets a up from he the Union that represents state welfare workers said it fears its members May be attacked by disgruntled welfare recipients when they Are told they cannot receive Cash the cutoff went into effect last we absolutely expect especially if this Hast hit Home said Debbie business agent for the Pennsylvania social services two welfare workers in Pittsburgh were attacked by clients in the past month in incidents the welfare department said were isolated and did not involve people facing loss of Cash the state legislature enacted the welfare Law in it permits the Able bodied to receive three months of Cash Grants every the people who signed up for Cash Grants Between april and the Bills effective Date of 1 were eligible for three months of Grants that run out another who signed up for the Grants Between september and november also will be phased out of the program after their three months an estimated people who were on welfare before the Law was enacted will not be placed in the Able bodied category until when they will be paid for three More the welfare Law also was supposed to make million available in tax credits to companies that hire welfare Wiggins said he did not know How if of that has been stateside dems reshuffle Senate Washington up Senate democrats have unanimously re elected their leadership team of Robert Alan Cranston and Daniel Inouye but set in motion a wholesale reshuffling of key com Mittee Edward whose withdrawal As a 1984 presidential candidate left him More time to concentrate on his Senate has filled a vacancy on the armed services committee to give him a platform on defense issues and the nuclear freeze he is John Dean of the used his seniority to move from ranking Democrat on the armed services committee to ranking Democrat on the appropriations perhaps the most powerful the democratic steering com Mittee assigned newly elected Frank to the Commerce committee and Jeff to the armed services of West has been Leader since of was reelected whip and of was renamed Secretary of the demo cratic the democrats hold 46 Senate seats to 54 for the Twoy Earold Republican majority the same breakdown As before the 2 midterm Sitter admits killings up Babysitter Christine suspected in the deaths of five children who died in her entered a Surprise plea of guilty Friday to the strangulation Mur Ders of two Blountstown circuit court judge Larry Bodiford of Panama City promptly sentenced her to two life the 19yearold will be required to serve a minimum of 25 falling admitted killing cais Sidy muffin in february 1980 and 10weekold Travis Dewayne Coleman on july falling also is charged in Taylor county with the strangulation death of 8monthold Jennifer Daniels of in addition to the three deaths in which she was falling also was a suspect in the deaths of two Lakeland children for whom she was caring in february during her we Klong stay a Goodwood a mental health unit at Tallahassee memorial regional medical she allegedly confessed to killing All five falling underwent psychiatric evaluation after the death of the Coleman she was arrested immediately after her release from the Hospi Murdoch to buy tabloid Boston up publisher Rupert Murdoch and leaders of the Boston Herald americans mailers Union Friday reached agreement on staffing con Clearing the Way for Murdoch to buy the financially ailing Murdoch said that under the agreements with the papers 11 180 of the newspapers 800 jobs will be the agreement beat by a scant seven minutes a deadline imposed by the Hearst owners of the who had earlier in the Day shut Down the papers rambling Plant and ordered All employees from the the 10 other unions settled with Murdoch earlier in the the mailers walked until the eleventh hour about making cuts in their ant draft sentencing Des Moines a Gary John who said he Fol Lowed his conscience in resisting draft has been sentenced to two years in prison for failing to sign but District judge Harold Vietor allowed Eklund to remain free on Bond while he the 22yearold Daven port resident has been free since his conviction by a jury on Eklund said he acted because of a foreign policy that he said condones atrocities in Central g i c if i go to ill take Comfort in that my government would not kill me for like those governments which it sup ports he Eklund had asked to be placed on probation and volunteered to perform Community but Vietor said the prison sentence was necessary to persuade other resisters to Register for the Vietor said he considered it unnecessary to impose the Maxi mum sentence of five years and a Fine because Eklund is neither a danger to society nor a candidate for rehabilitation be cause he acted in conscience in failing to Masterson appears with Public defender Howard Steiman at the Chicago municipal court following his surrender to the up hunted tylenol suspect out on bail Chicago up Kevin master son has been released on Bond after police questioned him in the Poison Ings of seven people who swallowed cyanide laced tylenol a Dupage county sheriffs spokes Man said Masterson posted of a Bond on marijuana posses Sion charges and unlawful flight to avoid members of the task Force investigating the chicag area deaths questioned Masterson at their Headquarters in suburban Des Plaines for about two officials said they didst believe a former mental was responsible for the master sons David schip said Masterson was co opera giving investigators a full sought for a turned himself in to Fri agents in los Angeles he was flown to Chicago thursday under police guard aboard a commercial authorities questioned Materson partly because he reportedly held grudges against two stores where the poisoned Medicine was Pur authorities also said a search of his rooms in the Chicago area had turned up two tylenol capsules and two bottles marked

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