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Wilson Daily Times (Newspaper) - May 31, 1986, Wilson, North Carolina
To 1 i a Ysl a to the game Cloudy lady rams Oai Urray Telephone 243-5151 survival 1 in playoffs classified 237-sell circulation 243-5972 see feature Page 7a w Eather i let a los. Page 2 a see details. Page Iii Story or picture idea Call 343 5151 8 30 5 30 Abby. .2c entertainment. 5c business. .3 a feature. 7 a Church news. .6-7 b lifestyle. 1-3c classified. 1-81 local news. 1-3 a comics. .6c medical column. So deaths. .2 a school menus. A editorial. .4 a sports. I-5b the w Ilson daily t Imes More than i endpaper i immunity i institution vol. 90, no. So established 1890 Wilson ., saturday afternoon May 31,1986 48 pages 5 sections 25 cents single copy tobacco a future May be improving four companies agree to buy out Raleigh apr four of the nations largest tobacco companies have agreed to buy All of the surplus tobacco accumulated before 1985 by the flue cured tobacco cooperative stabilization corp., resolving a major impasse in negotiations Over the buy out officials say. The Purchase of the 584 million pounds of Leaf Over eight years would Cost $1.2 billion and is considered by Many tobacco leaders As essential to salvaging the nations ailing tobacco program. Together with a buy out of a smaller Burley surplus . Reynolds Philip Morris Brown amp Williamson and Lorillard would pay $1.8 billion officials said. A buy out agreement is also needed before Federal officials can announce this years no net Cost assessment a fee underwriting the surplus that a paid partly by Farmers when they sell their tobacco. A successful buy out agreement could keep hold the fee to 5 cents or less this year. Sen. Jesse a. Helms r-., told growers attending stabilization a annual meeting in Raleigh on Friday that great Progress has been made on a final contract and it does provide for a Quot total buyout Quot of flue cured surplus from 1976 through 1984. Helms said minor issues remained which he and stabilization officials declined to elaborate on later during interviews. Spokesmen for Reynolds and Philip Morris said the too percent buy out proposal was submitted to stabilization officials on thursday and the companies were waiting a decision by stabilization a Board. Helms tobacco making a comeback by Dewey r. Whitaker daily times staff writer Raleigh a if sen. Jesse Helms is right the farm crisis is Over for growers of flue cured tobacco. Helms spoke at the 40th annual flue cured tobacco cooperative stabilization corporation meeting Friday morning and told the 500 members present the farm crisis was Over and tobacco was making a comeback. It. Gov. Bob Jordan was also present at the meeting but spoke Only shortly on his own situation in farming. He said he was Quot particularly sympathetic a to Farmers because of the trouble he was experiencing with his lumber business. But Helms minced no words As he began his speech by saying there were three reasons he ran for Senate in 1972. Quot number one i wanted to save the new River a he said. Quot number two. I wanted to save tobacco and number three i wanted to level with North Carolina. So far i be done two. Quot in a More optimistic about the tobacco program than in be Ever been. It just goes to show you what a difference a year Helms said the 1985 meeting was marred by pessimistic Farmers unsure about the crop. As it turns out last year tobacco Farmers were Able to Over Market to percent of their crop because of the High Quality of tobacco. Helms said the new tobacco program was Quot close to Quot being worked out but lawyers were presenting new problems. He said the see Helms Page 2a Hospital Cap care denied bed allocation by Laura Lafay daily times staff writer the state division of facility services Friday awarded 99 Lon term care Beds allocated to Wilson county this year to Lima Ohio based health care and retirement corporation of America. Operating under the name Quot Maple Leaf of Wilson county inc.,�?T�?T a cry a proposal Calls for the construction of a 119-bed facility on Downing Street. The facility Wall contain 99 Long term care Beds and 20 Home for the aged Beds. The decision initially due april 28, w As delayed until Friday because of Quot the complexity and nature Quot of the proposals state certificate of need analyst Sandra Grissom said last month. Wilson memorial Hospital and the Wilson convalescent Center had also submitted proposals for the Beds. The hospitals proposal had called for the conversion of 99 unused acute care Beds into a 99-bed Long term care facility to be located on the third floor. Cap care inc., w hich owns and operates the Wilson convalescent Center had proposed to replace its existing 46-bed facility with a 100-bed facility at 403 Crestview ave. Only 54 of the 99 Beds available were to have been used in the project. Wilson memorial and Cap care have 30 Days to Appeal the states decision and Hospital administrator Charles Setliffe indicated Friday afternoon that the Hospital would do so. Quot it is my opinion right now is that yes we will Appeal con primary Runoff tuesday commissioner selection Fenner Martin Duel on the ballot by Jim Fitzgerald daily times staff writer at least three seats on the Wilson county Board of commissioners will be filled by newcomers As voters go to the polls in tuesdays primary to select commissioners for the first time by districts rather than the previous Quot at Large process. At least two incumbents will lose their seats As the newly implemented District plan places two sets of incumbents against each other. Voters will also decide a 6th Senate District Runoff Between incumbent r l. A a bobs Martin and challenger Jeanne Fenner. In the May 6 primary mrs. Fenner Defeated Martin in Wilson and Edgecombe counties however she lost the Overall vote with poor showings in both Pitt and Martin counties. Martin a one term senator from Bethel has promoted himself As the Quot rights Man for the Job however he said there was no special meaning attached to the word he said he had attempted to increase his exposure in both Wilson and Edgecombe counties since the May 6 primary. Quot we have campaigned vigorously in the entire District a he said. Quot but we have been working especially hard in Wilson and Edgecombe counties. A a Martin has also emphasized his More than 20 years As an elected official in Pitt county and his business background. He is a retired Railroad employee. Mrs. Fenner has emphasized her Wilson connection in ads and Yard signs that proclaim her As Quot Wilson a candidate and that remind voters that Pitt county already has two Senators. Quot since the primary we have been working Martin and Pitt counties mostly through personal contacts with the people a she said. Signs have also been placed in All four counties she said. Mrs. Fenner served two terms in the House before losing a bid for re election in january 1985. The fact that Wilson is the Only county in the 6th Senate District that has any other election on the ballot should help mrs. Fenner. She won a majority of the vote May 6 in Wilson county. In the District i county commissioner race 62-year-old Public school teacher Josephine f. Edwards will face Gordon Quot Buzz Aycock jr., route 3, Elm City in the democratic primary. There is no Republican opposition. Both is. Edwards and Aycock Are seeking their first political office. District 2 democratic incumbent Frank Emory 57, faces no opposition in the primary however he will face 70-year-old Republican challenger James a. Cherry in the general election on nov 4 with the withdrawal of Democrat Doug Stewart and Republican John Wilson Cora Fitch a 66-year-old retired school teacher will run unopposed in District 3. Current Board vice chairman Preston Harrell 65, will face democratic opposition from incumbent Norwood Whitley 52, for the seat from District 4. In District 5, former commissioner Charles Barnes 64. Will face democratic opposition from newcomers Aubrey Nichols 43, and Urah t. Williamson jr., 35. This is the Only District that faces the possibility of a Runoff which would be held july i. Board chairman Raeford Flowers 49, and incumbent Mack d. Bissette 59, will vie for the District 6 seat in the democratic primary. The Winner will face Republican Greg Godard 34, in the general election. Incumbent Jean Edmundson 47, a former school teacher will meet a democratic party Challenge from newcomer Robert Vick 31, a Farmer in the District 7 Tingent upon the approval of the Board of trustees or the leadership of the Hospital a he said. Setliffe said he planned to Confer with Hospital Board chairman David Connor monday about the possibility of calling an emergency Board meeting to discuss the matter. Cap care president Ronnie Parker was unavailable for comment Friday. Cap cares failure to gain permission from the City to rezone the Crestview Avenue tract was Quot one aspects considered by the state in the final decision is. Grissom said. Cap care had indicated in january that it would Supply the division with documentation of rezoning permission but did not inform the state that permission had been denied and that an Appeal was planned until last week she said. Wilson convalescent centers history of not providing services to medicaid medicare or indigent patients since it commenced operation in 1977 was another Factor in the states decision is. Grissom said. The facility is presently too percent private but had proposed to serve medicaid and medicare patients in the new facility. Source of payment for the proposed facilities was another Issue considered in the decision is. Grissom said. Despite the fact that Wilson memorials proposal had not called for the construction of a free standing unit its projected per diem charges for private medicaid and medicare patients were the highest of the three applicants she said. Briefs .unemploy ment Raleigh a unemployment rates decreased in 90 of North Carolinas too counties during april. The figures showed that Graham county had the highest unemployment with 21.3 percent while the Raleigh Durham metropolitan area had the lowest unemployment in the state at 2.8 percent. The states seasonally unadjusted rate of unemployed dropped to 5.1 percent from 5.7 percent in March. Shell be to Greensboro apr by her count Georgia Mctier will turn i to years old on sunday. Is. Mctier said Shell celebrate her 110th birthday sunday. Her remaining relatives can to document her age but officials with the United services for older adults office in Greensboro believes she s Correct Sanford Broyhill in forum Raleigh apr rep. Jim Broyhill and former gov. Terry Sanford won their parties nominations in North Carolina but their first face to face meeting will be in South Carolina. Quot we Are pleased to appear on the same platform with the congressman a said Tom Lawton Sanford a press Secretary. Quot we Hope to flesh out some issues and inform some people about our stands on the issues. A Broyhill and Sanford will meet june 21 in a forum to be sponsored by the North Carolina bar association spokesmen for both candidates said Friday. The forum in Myrtle Beach s c., will be the first face to face encounter Between Broyhill a Republican and Sanford a Democrat since they won their respective parties nominations for . Senator in the May 6 primary. Doug Haynes spokesman for Broyhill said the forum would provide Broyhill an Quot excellent Opportunity to discuss his philosophical differences with Sanford. Quot we really feel this will. Show most people in North Carolina that congressman Broyhill a stands Are closer in line with theirs than Terry Sanford so Haynes said. Sanford said immediately after winning the democratic nomination that he wanted a series of debates with Broyhill and suggested half seriously that they debate in the courthouses of All too counties. Lawton said Quot some talks Are going on about the possibility of scheduling debates and other joint appearances but would not elaborate. A tour bus packed with senior citizens careened off a twisting Mountain Road near Walker Calif. Friday killing some 18 passengers and injuring some 22 others. A laser photo 18 killed in bus wreck Walker Calif. A the Driver of a bus that careened at High Speed off a Mountain Road and plunged into a River killing at least 18 people and injuring 22, had been convicted of speeding four times in the past three years authorities said. One person of the 41 people who had been aboard the bus remained missing today and five of the injured were in Crit ical condition after the deadliest . Bus Accident in nearly six years. The bus carrying residents of a Santa Monica retirement Home Back from a Reno nev., gambling trip careened off . 395 and plunged into the Walker River about 90 Miles Southeast of Reno on Friday morning police said. Rescue teams fished bodies from the frigid racing River As far As 15 Miles downstream. Mono county sheriffs investigator John Daniels blamed the Accident on excessive Speed. Officials could not immediately say what the Speed limit was at the site of the crash but said the limit generally drops from 55 Mph to 35 Mph in twisting sections of the Road such As where the Accident occurred. Officials of starline sightseeing Tours operator of the bus told the los Angeles times that the Driver Ernest a. Klimeck 48, had been leading Tours for the past year and had no prior accidents or traffic citations. However the Sacramento Bee and the san Francisco chronicle reported today that Klimeck has been convicted of speeding four times in the past three years. In at least two of the cases Klimeck was driving a bus California Highway see bus wreck Page 2a
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