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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 2, 1983, Tokyo, JapanWednesday february 2, 1983 Pacific stars and stripes National 3 longest a. Teachers strike ends compiled from wire services California a. Teacher reported to classrooms instead of picket lines monday As they an about 1,400 students returned to school ending a bitter and some times violent 82-Day strike. Thank god for the students said Ted Carlson the California area District superintendent a classes began. We be lost consid Erable time. Well have to make Upas much As we can. We re trying to get Back to Carlson said the District has scheduled 108 More school Days by june 30. Added to the 28 Days of classes already held this year the District can total 136 Days for the 1982-83 year still 44 Days Short of the180 required for full state Aid. The state s longest Public school walkout ended when Gerald Cowen president of the 76-member califor Nia area education association signed a four year contract s ratified. It s Legal Cowen said and his colleagues stood applauded and hugged one another. Monday morning students Rod school buses past former picket line checkpoints As teachers waited in Side the schools. A state appointed conciliator announced the strike settlement sunday night. Retired Pittsburgh labor lawyer William Hannan who served As a fact finder in the dispute said determination has been reached on All sunday s talks were a continuation of an expedited conciliation ses Sion begun Friday when Bargainer for the two sides met face to face for the first time in eight Days. Both sides had accepted Hannan fact finding report two weeks ago but a contract settlement became stalled Over a guarantee that the Board would take no reprisal against the striking teachers when they return to work. Meanwhile no negotiations we rescheduled in the walkout by 140 teachers in northeastern Ohio s Lake local District. Classes for 3,700 pupils have been held but attendance has been Low. Despite a warning that state Tidwill be Cut this year the teachers said they will stick to their demand for a 10 percent pay raise. The last negotiations were held Jan. 19, and John Mesereau of the Federal mediation and conciliation service said he would not Call the sides Back to the table without some willingness to Compromise. Epa cites 144 counties under the clean air act compiled from wire services Washington the Environ mental Protection Agency has cited 144 counties in 31 states plus the territory of Guam for clean air violations that could result in the loss of millions of dollars in Federal Highway the counties listed 111 were cited for failing to meet National health standards for five pollutants by a dec. 31 deadline set by Congress in 1977. The other 33 counties that the Agency is proposing sanctions against have failed to meet other requirements in the clean air act such As the passage of Legisla Tion to implement Auto exhaust inspection programs. The areas violating the Law standards Range from new Hamp Shire to California and even include part of the . Territory of Guam in the Western Pacific. States wit Large numbers of areas violating air Quality standards include California Kentucky Ohio and Arizona. The Agency s action puts the areas cited As not obeying the deadline on notice of its intention to impose penalties called for in the Law. The counties will have 45 Days to contest their listing presenting evidence on Why they should not be cited. The Epa will review these submission Sand the first penalties Are not expected to be imposed before As Epa officials set in motion the Sanction process the criticized the procedures As unnecessary and called on Congress to change the Law. The imposition of these sanctions will be incredibly disruptive both economically and environmentally said Epa administrator Anne Gor Reagan administration has been trying without Success to get Congress to agree to a rewrite of the clean air act extending the deadline for another five years. Environmentalists have blocked that Bill because of other provisions in the measure which they contend loosen standards on Industry. Poverty level in 1981 Rose 9 of 10 Homes got benefits Washington up someone in nine of every 10 . Households in 1981 received at least one of several non Cash benefits either from Public or private sources the census Bureau reported monday. In addition the Bureau said the percentage of the population below the poverty level Rose in 1981 to 14percent, contrasting with 1980 s figure of 13.6 percent. The 1981poverty level for a family of four was put at $9,287.the 1981 poverty figures equals nearly 11.7 million households up from just Over 11.2 million House holds in was the second straight year the number of households getting benefits Rose the increase was 900,000, to 74.8 million households and i accompanied a drop in household Cash income after adjustment for inflation and the Rise in the number of households under the poverty level. Bureau statistician Angela Feld Man said the figures do not reflect administration budget cuts although the 1982 numbers probably will show More of an Bureau s report examined several programs in which participation is determined by the recipient s Cash income food Stamps free or reduced priced school lunches pub Lic or subsidized housing and medi Caid. It also looked at programs where income or assets Are no guidelines medicare regu Lar priced school lunches and employer or Union provided pension plans and group health insurance plans. Deep water Walker fifteen month old Amanda Grabin looks up at the one atmosphere submersible diving suit on display in new York City s museum of natural history. The Jim suit is part of an exhibition based on the Book exploring the deep Frontier the adventure of Man in the sea co authored by Marine scientist Sylvia Earle. The Jim suit took Earle to a depth of 1,250 feet on the deepest Ocean Bottom walk Ever accomplished by a woman. A stateside poll . In depression new York a two out of every three americans respond ing to the latest Harris pol believe the United states is in a depression. Compared to a similar Survey last november president Ronald Reagan s rating declined on every question asked about How he mishandling the Economy. By a margin of 66 percent to 32percent, with 2 percent undecided people responding to the poll said the country was in a depression. In november the figure was 60percent to 38 percent and 2 percent undecided. A year earlier it was reversed 69 percent to 26 percent saying it was not a depression and 6 percent undecided. Wis. Prison uprising Waupun wis. A about40 prisoners took Over a building at the maximum Security Waupun correctional institution monday and said they were holding hostages officials said. The prisoners contacted Warde Thomas Israel and told him they had hostages both correctional officers and civilian staff and that none had been injured. It was not known How Many hostages were prisoners were quoted As saying they intended to present grievances to prison officials later in the Day

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