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Wilson Daily Times (Newspaper) - May 15, 1986, Wilson, North Carolina Thursday Telephone 243-5151 classified 237-sell circulation 243-5972mental health funding cuts see details page2a by rather details. Page i Rogerson seeded 2nd see details Page in Story or picture idea Abby. 7 a Call 243 51 51 8 30 5 30 focus. Ii x business. Fox. In lifestyle. 6-7 x classified. .i-7c local news. I -3 x a no irs. Medical column. A deaths. Sports. I or editorial. .4 a state. 5 x entertainment a s-9b to a listings. So the Wilson daily times More i Han a Rush or immunity institution vol. 90, no. 75 established 1x96 Wilson n c., thursday afternoon May 15,1986 32 pages 3 sections 25 cents single copy Martin supplemental budget $533 million diving in for summer David Brown son of or. And mrs. Ricky Brown of 404 Thurston drive got a head Start on getting into the swim of summer with a dive into the brisk Waters of the Regency courts Pool monday afternoon. Although weather conditions the past few Days have not been conducive to swimming soon temperatures will climb and nothing will be quite As refreshing As a dip in the Pool or swimming Hole. Photo by to Krochmal new a Center touted by Dewey r. Whitaker daily times staff writer the agriculture Center is not being used As it was designed and this is taxing both Wilson county citizens and Center workers the agriculture Center study committee was told by representatives from the Center wednesday night. As charged by the county Board of commissioners in a Resolution passed May 5, the committee received reports from Center employees to determine the needs and problems the present agriculture Center has with the facility and began to formulate a recommendation to present to the commissioners within 90 Days. The agriculture Center was built in 1941 As a tuberculosis briefs Quot area rainfall some parts of Wilson county received More rain than others in wednesdays showers agricultural Extension agent Fred Yelverton said. A out Here at the agriculture Center we got an Inch of rainfall a Yelverton said. A but i just talked to a Farmer in Elm City and he said he did no to get but a tenth of an Dan Webster of the Federal aviation administration at Rocky mount Wilson Airport reported 1.04 inches of rainfall since 7 . Wednesday. He said Wilson county could expect partly Cloudy skies this afternoon with a slight Chance of showers. Yelverton said he thought most of the rainfall was concentrated in the Southern portions of the county and the rain came just when Farmers needed it. Good morning Bath of a the Bath Volunteer fire department will help Wake up the nation on june 5 when 12 members of the department will Welcome viewers to Abc tvs a Good morning Wati to in new Bern an Abc affiliate filmed the greeting monday in which the group says a a we re the Bath Volunteer department from Bath n c., the oldest town in North Carolina. Good morning Sanitorium but was converted to an agricultural facility in the mid-1950s, Connie Jernigan agricultural Extension service chairman told the committee. And although he said the services using the Center were grateful to have such a faculty the agencies need More space to accommodate the flow of people seeking advice. A the a Center had Over 16,000 visits last year and if you have Ever been Down to the Center you know what a problem we Are facing a Jernigan told the committee. A what we Are trying to do at the Center is improve the economics of the county and we Are trying to do that through education. If we had an improved facility we would we better Able to do the most pressing problem facing the Center is the Lack of space for meetings which is caused by the relatively Small size of the auditorium. The fire code sets the auditorium capacity at 60 people and this is hindering the centers effectiveness to educate Tim Garrett soil conservation service agent for Wilson county told the committee. A when state agencies need to hold a Large meeting they go to Nash county or other places with Large facilities a Garrett said. A last year we had a meeting like that and a lot of Farmers from see new a Page 10a Raleigh apr gov. Jim Martin has proposed a $533.5 million supplemental budget to the states 1986-87 $8.1 billion budget which the states legislators Are to consider next month. Martins supplemental budget includes funds for a 3.2 percent raise for rank and file government employees and an ambitious prison construction program. Martins budget would pump another $120 million into the state Highway fund spend $70 million to establish a transportation Trust fund and add $ 107.9 million for renovations and maintenance of state buildings. He also proposed hiring too additional Highway patrol troopers and 45 drug investigators for the state Bureau of investigation further reducing ninth Grade Public school class sizes bringing More teachers under the experimental career ladder plan increasing starting teachers pay and setting aside $17.3 million to Cushion the blow of anticipated reductions in Federal Aid a i feel that these changes Are necessary to provide continued or expanded programs and services to our citizens As Well As to begin new endeavours to provide needed services a Martin said in the preface to his 75-Page budget to fund the spending increases Martin repeated his Call for a 2% cents per gallon motor fuel tax hike and tuition increases for the states Community colleges and the University of North Carolina system. He also predicted that $329 million in unspent Revenue from fiscal 1985-86 would be available. The Martin budget also Calls for shifting $70 million from the general fund to the Highway fund to set up the transportation Trust fund. Martin a Republican presented his budget to democratic legislative leaders. In a news conference afterwards he indicated there was considerable opposition especially to proposals for highways and prisons. A will it pass i done to know a he said. A it is very important to push Forward and push two top ranking democrats say the part of the proposed $533.5 million supplemental budget that would shift the Highway patrol and Driver education programs from the Highway fund to the general fund would leave less Money for education. A you would be taking Money away from More than a million boys and girls in the Public school system 100,000 students in the University system and 100,000 or so in the Community colleges a House speaker Liston Ramsey said wednesday after Martin unveiled his budget. A i know that 68 percent of the state Money in the general fund goes to education a Ramsey added a i done to want to put All these people in the position of competing for tax dollars against the Highway acreage fee is waived by City by Carol Kosterman daily times stall writer City Council this morning waived acreage fees for Developer Don Lamm owner of a 100-acre Mobile Home subdivision in Wilson county. Council approved the waiver today As an exception to the City ordinance because the developers contract with the City in september 1986 stated that the Developer would pay the full Cost of extending utilities. Acreage fees Are paid to the City by developers outside the City limits to offset the Cost to the City of extending utilities to the property. A it is not appropriate to apply acreage fees to this Developer a attorney Henry Babb said in arguing Lammas Case. Extending the utilities Cost Lamm More than $200,000, Babb said. Acreage fees for this particular property would be the maximum amount of $1,800 per acre. A i truly personally agree that some Relief is due a City manager Cyrus Brooks said. Brooks however believed that a $450 per acre fee would be an adequate Compromise. A we ought to pay him $450 for developing the property a mayor Ralph Elramey said. A i would like to be fair about this a councilwoman Edna Boykin said. A the City is gaining a $50,000 water line from Lamm and he will not get that much reimbursement on it a councilman Jim Parker said. In three years Lamm has received $ i so reimbursement from one property owner who tapped into the water line he said. Lamm does not foresee any future reimbursements. Parker moved that the acreage fees be waived and the motion carried unanimously. Council formally received the proposed City budget for fiscal year 1987 but took no action on it. In other action Council a agreed to sell property at 305 n. Goldsboro St. To Leo Greene. See acreage Page Joa 3 dead 8 climbers still missing Timberline Lodge Ore. Apr specially trained dogs and a helicopter with infrared sensors failed to find six teen Gers and two adults lost on mount Hood for a third Day today after a blizzard ambushed a school expedition killing three teens. The air Force helicopter with an infrared device that can detect temperature variations of 2 degrees found nothing late wednesday said air Force staff sgt. John Harkness. Dogs trained for Mountain work were brought from Seattle but were also unable to find the missing climbers. The search was to have continued wednesday night but unsafe footing forced a postponement until Dawn today. Rescuers had hoped the climbers had survived in a Snow Cave but those Hopes diminished As no sign of life was seen wednesday when sunny weather and noisy helicopters should have prompted survivors to dig out. A they should have punched their Way out a said Clackamas county sheriffs it. Don Vickars. A a that a what the general opinion however master sgt. Rich harder chief of Rescue efforts for the air Force said today he had not lost Hope. A Over the years we be had. People hike out two or three Days later and we re just hoping that they Are Down in the tree lines maybe and we might run into them a he told a Good morning Quot if not they re up around 10,500 feet still in a Cave somewhere. Three Frozen members of the party two girls and a boy were airlifted wednesday from the slopes of the 11,235-foot Mountain and a medical team of 40 at Portland a Emanuel Hospital worked All Day in a a last ditch Effort to revive them said spokeswoman Lori canister. The heartbeat of Erie Sandvik 15, was restored for a few hours but he died said Hospital see 3 dead Page to x the budget at a glance Raleigh apr Here Are highlights of gov. Jim Martins proposed $533.5 million supplement to the $8.1 billion state budget for fiscal 1986-87. A $120 million for Road construction and maintenance and other transportation improvements to be financed mainly by a 2 i cents per gallon motor fuel tax increase. A $120 million to raise rank and file state employees and teachers salaries by 3.2 percent per year and to raise salaries of Council of state and Cabinet officers by 20 percent. A $70 million to establish a transportation Trust fund. A $58.6 million to build and expand prisons and make other improvements in the state correction system. A $47 million to repair maintain and renovate state buildings and other facilities. An additional $40.9 million would maintain and renovate University of North Carolina buildings while the Community College system would get $20 million for the purpose. A $76.3 million for savings and increased receipts. A $17.3 million to be held in Reserve to to compensate for expected cuts in Federal Aid under the Gramm Rudman Hollings Law. A $12.5 million for education including lowering the class size in Grade 9, adding teachers to the career ladder Pilot plan a supplemental incentive salary program for teachers and eliminating the first step of the teacher salary schedule. _ it. Gov. Bob Jordan who presides Over the Senate said parts of Martins budget were a certainly but he said the plan to Transfer the Highway patrol and Driver education programs would a do serious harm to our states Jordan also questioned Martins proposals on prisons and said his proposed pay raise for state workers and teachers was a just not the legislature enacts two year budgets during its regular sessions in Odd numbered years. But each summer of even numbered years legislators adjust the budget to reflect changes in the Economy and other factors leading to surpluses or shortages. The state Constitution requires a balanced annual budget. . Cameron Martins executive assistant and director of the state budget office estimated state tax collections for the 1985-86 fiscal year ending june 30 would run 8.7 percent ahead of last year. See $533 million Page 10a fires hot spots fooled a Volunteer fireman sits atop his truck and hoses Down a hot spot on the containment line of a Forest fire near Hampstead that has consumed some 73,000 acres but May now be under control. Related Story Page 12a. Of laser photo

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