Apollo 17, final lunar landing

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Apollo 17, final lunar landing - 101st Year - No. 77 LEBANON, PA., THURSDAY...
101st Year - No. 77 LEBANON, PA., THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 7, 1972 Entered *s sceend class mitter at tht of Ltbinon, P». under it* Act of Mirth 3, lITt 72 PAGES—TEN CENTS Apollo 17 Speeding Toward County Budget To Retain Tax Rate On Real Estate In '73 Lebanon County's 10.6 real estate tax rate for 1972' will be retained in 1973, the county commissioners commissioners announced as they prepared today to tentatively tentatively adopt the 1973 budget. The budget, which sets a record, projects receipts and spending totaling $5,276,215 each. This is an increase of $396,413 over the budget adopted for 1972. Percentagewise it is an approximate eight per cent increase. The 10.6 mills tax rate scheduled for retention is equal to $10.60 in taxes for each $1,000 of assessed valuation. The budget lists $164,738 in federal revenue-sharing funds as part of the anticipated receipts receipts for 1973. Increases in other state and federal grants also help to meet the increased increased cost of county government for 1963 without a tax hike. One factor contributing b the hike in county government costs for 1973 is an across-the- board pay increase of four per cent to county employes. This does not include elected officials ill n SPECTACULAR SIGHT - The Apollo 17 played to a big house this morning as it blasted off to the moon in as big a spectacular as you're ever going to see. The curtain was held up for almost three UPI-Daily NEWS Facsimile hours while a tempermental computer failed to pressurize one of the liquid oxygen tanks, but once the Saturn V got going, the sight was breathtaking. Launch Delayed By Slight Hitch; Flight Now OK SPACE CENTER, Houston (UPI) — Apollo 17's astronauts rocketed through space today on the final and most difficult chapter of America's planned exploration exploration of the moon, sailing smoothly despite an electronic failure that delayed their departure by almost almost three hours and forced them to step up their speed slightly. Noonday brightness briefly flooded Cape Kennedy Kennedy at 12:33 a.m. EST as their Saturn 5 rocket, tall as 36-story building, roared off its launch pad and traced an orange comet trail into the sky toward a Sunday rendezvous with the moon. The moon landing is set for Monday. On the ground more than half a million people watched the blastoff, some of them hundreds of miles from the Cape. A last-second electronic circuit failure delayed the launch 2 hours and 40 minutes — and threatened to postpone it for an entire month. But technicians at the Cape and in Alabama worked out a way to bypass the faulty gear and get the flight started safely. Despite its late start, Apollo stage of the Saturn rocket five 17 was going so smoothly that a hours after launch, course correction maneuver scheduled for this morning was canceled. The astronauts had Mission controllers at Ronston Ronston reported ttie 'discarded rocket stage was on a tn»

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  1. Lebanon Daily News,
  2. 07 Dec 1972, Thu,
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