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Waxahachie Daily Light (Newspaper) - August 22, 1976, Waxahachie, Texas Crowd of animals screams do your thing sister in Connecticut Hart fund. Conn i i a Young woman slashed her wrists and forearms and then rushed to the Steps of immaculate Conception Church holding a razor to her Throat Friday night As a crowd of 300 persons behaving like animals cheered and screamed. Do your thing sister the girl not identified because she is a minor was hit by one bottle during the 45 minutes she held police priests and friends at Bay a threatening to Cut her Throat she was reported in stable condition saturday it at Hartford Hospital police called the crowd s jeering disgusting Quot the Guys police at the scene told me the it were just like animals. Detective William Tremont said Quot they were Yelling l o it sister do your thing sister right on tin officers told Fremont am thing that she did that looked like it was going to draw blood Thoy Fremont said it was like they were witnessing a spectacle at a football game Quot 1 can t believe this said another policeman what has society come to a police officer James Quigley said he saw the girl slashing her forearms and wrists about 10 w at a City intersection he approached her and she ran a Block to the Steps of the Church As police priests and friends tried to talk her into dropping the razor she held to her Throat police said she ignored them and Cut her forearms three More times As the gathering crowd funded three vittles were thrown one hitting the girl and the others crashing against the Church and the treet curb one Man jumped up on the sidewalk and re item a Brief outlet of Doggerel verse an eyewitness said the crowd applauded and cheered when the girl finally fainted and collapsed Parent la from loss of blood from her cuts police took her to the Hospital Good morning no 31 . Sends warplanes ships to Korea area two officers killed at Seoul Korea the Flag draped coffins of capt. Arthur g. Bonitos of Newburgh n.y., and 1st it. Mark k. Barrett of Columbia s.c., Are loaded into an air Force c 130 after a Brief ceremony at Kimpo air base. The officers were killed by a group of North korean guards at Panmunjom. The bodies arrived in the United states saturday. City councilmen resume study of 1976-77 budget tax boost Waxahachie City councilmen monday will resume their study of a $2.4 million preliminary budget proposal for fiscal 1976-77. The work session will begin at 7 . In the Council chamber at City Hall. The proposal allows the City to maintain and slightly improve its services and to reduce its Short term debts but requires a 40-cent increase in the City tax rate. As presented thursday by City manager Bob Evans the budget proposal Calls for a City tax rate of $1.70 per $100 assessed valuation an increase of 40 cents or almost 31 per cent Over last year s rate of $1.30. The rate is applied to 40 per cent of the property valuation. Councilmen anticipate that half of the City tax rate increase will be provided through a decrease in the water District tax rate which would have to drop from the current 30-cent level to a new rate of 10 cents. That proposed decrease in the District tax rate has yet to be approved by the water Board 20 cent hike with a decrease in water District taxes local taxpayers would face a net tax increase of 20 cents or 12.5 per cent Over last year. What would a 20-cent net increase in the combined tax rate of the City and water District mean to local homeowners owners of Homes valued at $20,000 would pay $144 in taxes to the City and water District for an increase of $16 Over their $126 tax Bill last year residents owning $30,000 Homes would see their tax Bills Rise to $216 or $24 More than last years Bill of $192. Owners of Homes valued at $50,000 would pay $360 or $40 More than the $320 they paid last year. The City currently owes $518,000 m Short term notes. Under a proposed four year payment program the City would incur $60,949 in interest on the notes for a total Short term debt of $578,949. The budget proposal allows for the payment of almost $145,000 of that debt during fiscal 1976-77. While the tax increase would provide for that payment what increases in services equipment and personnel would local taxpayers see for their higher tax payments outlines changes As outlined by the City manager the budget proposal would allow for the following changes general administration funds Are included to lease an automatic typewriter to allow centralization of most typing work done by the City. The Cost is $3,000. A typist is proposed at no Cost to the City through the manpower program. Fire department a new roof is proposed for the Central fire station at a Cost of $3,000. Two additional air packs Are proposed at a Cost of $910 and 500 feet of replacement Hose is scheduled at a Cost of $875. Police department replacement of four patrol vehicles is proposed for $20,400. Three shotguns and four protective vests Are proposed for $1,275. One filing Cabinet is proposed for $120 and a study will be undertaken to determine the feasibility of converting police records to microfilm. A pickup truck and equipment is requested for the Lake Ranger at a Cost of $4,360. Civil defense radio equipment is budgeted for $7,000 with the City s share being $3,500. In addition $1,100 is budgeted for the emergency Rescue unit Street department includes the repair of the Bridge deck on the Rogers Street Bridge for $5,400 and the replacement of half of the non conforming Quot traffic control signs at a Cost of $4,000 also included is the Purchase of a tractor and Brush hog Mower for mowing of right of ways drainage ditches and rather Public areas for $7,500 a com Presser now being leased by the City for $3,600 would be purchased for $5.000 Park department two summer employees would be included to provide extra manpower during Peak growing seasons at a Cost of $1,750. Construction of a picnic shelter or other Quot High priority Quot improvements is included at Chapman Park under $4,350 in donated funds. Replacement of one pickup truck is budgeted at a Cost of $3,900 and City Crew s would begin preliminary grading and earthwork to make Belle vue Park usable by the Public. Also scheduled Are increased maintenance of playground equipment replacement of worn traffic signs remarking of swimming areas at Waxahachie and replacement litter barrels. The program also includes operation and rain Vanance of Penn Park Pool the contract donation for summer recreation program $1,100 and maintenance for pen Park youth Center two additional summer maintenance men would be provided for the City cemetery Upkeep and $1,500 would be budgeted for Chautauqua auditorium maintenance and insurance. H e a it h de p a r to e n t n e w programs in the proposed budget include a contract for the spraying of the Lotus growth in like Waxahachie $1,500 and an increase of $1,000 for additional mowing of Weed lots. Service has been reduced Here from a full time clinic nurse to one who works a half Day two times each week data processing budget Calls for a Pian for the development and utilization of data processing services by the City arid equipment needed to implement that plan the program also Calls for the lease of additional features and equipment to make the department More productive. Total Cost of the additions is $4,500 Central garage funds Are included for the Purchase of an automotive electronic analyser at a Cost of $3,000. Eng in peering de a Rome non new projects include a study of annexation needs of the City posting of the flood Plain on the land use map of the City and the preparation of plans and specifications for any construction projects authorized by the Council during the coming fiscal year uti1 try a do ministration funds Are provided for the replacement of one pickup truck at a Cost of $3.900 water treatment funds Are provided to replace one pickup truck see councilmen on Page 10 reds accuse yanks Seoul South Korea up North Korea accused the United states sat urday of committing a Quot Large scale military Provo cation Quot by sending a heavily armed Force into the Panmunjom truce Village to Cut Down the tree where two . Army officers were killed earlier this week. The accusation carried by the official North korean Central news Agency came As the 7th Fleet aircraft Carrier Midway accompanied by a missile Cruiser and four frigates was reported steaming from Japan toward korean Waters two squadrons of . Fighter bombers already have arrived in South Korea Itie communist Agency said the . Action involved about 700 men and a helicopter a creating a terrible War atmosphere a the Agency in a report intended for the North korean Domestic service said the United states helicopter flew Over communist territory and accused the of trying to Start a new korean War according to monitors in Washington the attack wednesday came As a five Man work party exported by and South korean Security guards tried to prune a tree in the demilitarized zone near Panmunjom 35 Miles North of Seoul. North korean guards tried to Block the workers according to the United nations command then attacked with pikes and axes hacking to death maj Arthur , 33, of Newburgh by and 1st it Mark Barrett 25, of Columbia so Early saturday the unc headed by . Army Gen Richard g. Stilwell sent a work group into the truce Village and Cut Down the tree. According to the korean Central news Agency report monitored in Seoul More than 300 military brigands including . Troops in full Corn Bat trim Quot were sent into the truce zone Tai is fore porters Jake Jacobsen a Texas attorney who once served As an aide to president Johnson talks to reporters aug 70 in Washington outside District court after judge George Hart sentenced him to two years probation for making a $10.000 payoff in a milk Price scandal Jacobsen s attorney Charles me Nellis right is at his Side vacationers rescued by steamers ferries Koyan France up a lure st fire that forced the evacuation of thousands vacationers from beaches by pleasure steamers ferries and a cargo ship was reported under control but still burning saturday. Fire officials pressed the vessels into service Friday to Rescue campers and tourists who fled to the beaches u escape1 the Blaze that swept through 3,000 acres of Pine Woods and scrubland in less than six hours destroying cars tents and Holiday Villas in its path scenes of panic resulted on the West c Oast beaches where the crowds enjoying the warm weather and Sunshine accompanying the severe drought affecting much of Western Europe suddenly found themselves trapped with All roads Cut off in an Impromptu Rescue operation the fire department called in All sea vessels in tin area including the boats which ferry two die in crash big Spring Tex i up two West texans including a prominent oilman and rancher died in the crash of a world War ii vintage1 air plane saturday tie victims were w p Buddo Quot Edwards or44, and James Lewis 14, to a the of big Spring messengers across Mortti of Bordeaux the1 Gironde Estuary 2 More bodies found in Colorado Canyon i Veland Colo. I up j the bodies of two women saturday were found in big Thompson Canyon and authorities predicted it would be one year before the bodies of All the victims of the july 31 Flash flood were found searchers so far have found the bodies of 121 persons and county officials said the final toll probably would be Between 150 and 200 most of the victims found have been identified or Michael Charney Deputy Larimer county Coroner said one of the women a bodies found saturday was taken to a makeshift morgue and the second was in tie Canyon waiting to be brought Down Quot Therese still plenty of bodies up there in the Canyon buried in six feet of Silt and smashed Between bodies he said. A a we la find them All eventually but it May be a year from now a Colorado gov. Richard Lamm met saturday with Lyes ident Ford at die Lyes Identa a vacation Home at Vail col and thanked him for his a great Federal help a in releasing Aid for survivors of the flood Man wounded in Shotgun blast saturday a 29-year-old Man was wounded saturday night when a Shotgun was fired Diroughi die window of his moving automobile on Howard Road just South of i Ike Waxahachie. Sources at the scene identified the victim As David Mccullough who was rushed to w c Tenery Community Hospital and later transferred to Baylor Hospital at Dallas Baylor officials late saturday said the Man was in Good condition. According to reports Mccullough pulled up to the j c Pigg Home on Howard Road shortly after sustaining a gunshot wound to the neck a he came up to the House and said somebody in a whit1 car had passed him on the Road and shot him a or Pigg related noting that Mccullough is a former resident of the Howard area. Sources said the victims current Drivers License shows a Gainesville address. While officers were talking with or. Pigg at the scene a car similar to the description Given by the victim passed by die Pigg Home and turned Down a dirt Road near the House. Officers apprehended the Motorist a Short distance Down the Road but released the Man when no weapon was found in the car area lawmen continued to search for suspects late saturday but no arrests had been made by 11 . Eight persons killed Valley View Ohio i up at least eight people were killed and 16 others injured in a series of explosions and fires when a tractor trailer truck sped out of control Down a Long Steep Hill and crashed unto 10 cars stopped tor a traffic Light Here. Fruck Driver John Harris 56, Detroit told police the brakes failed As he started Down Granger Road Hill

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