The Paris News from Paris, Texas on May 29, 1986 · Page 10
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The Paris News from Paris, Texas · Page 10

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Times Mirror buys Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE (AP) - In its largest acquisition to date, the Los Angeles-based Times Mirror Co. has agreed to buy The Baltimore Sun newspapers and two TV stations one day after the city's other daily ceased publication. The closing of the News American after 213 years influenced the sale price of $600 million, but the timing was a coincidence, said an official of the A.S. Abell Publishing Co., which sold the Sun newspapers. "It (the News American's demise) had obviously been coming a long time and it was no doubt a factor in what Times Mirror was willing to pay," said W. Shepherdson Abell, the only Abell family member on the board of directors. The Baltimore Sun was founded 149 years ago by three partners, including Arunah S. Abell. The Evening Sun was started 76 years ago. Radio station plans 'three-day public party' Paris radio station KBUS is celebrating its first anniversary by holding what promoters term a ; "three-day public party." The party will be held from noon '• to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 30; 9 : a.m.-9 p.m. on Saturday, May 31; ; and from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, June 1. • According to station manager Ray Eller, more than two dozen : local dealers have been invited to ; present boat, camper, motorcycle, lawn and garden mower displays . concerning outdoor sports and '-, recreation. In addition, Eller said a ; three-bedroom, two-bath fully- furnished cedar home will be assembled along with an la-foot by i 80-foot mobile home and swimming •.pools and spas. ; The location for the party will be ' inside the recently- vacated Beall's :• store in the Mirabeau Square Shopping Center and outside on the • parking lot. There will be free -; Cokes and door prizes. For more information call 785-1039. Th« Paris New*. Thuri., May 29. 1986 IDA Jay Morris Outstanding Vocal Student at Baylor Jay Hunter Morris has received the Thomas A. Stewart Award for Outstanding Vocal Student at Baylor University, Waco. Morris was the featured vocalist for commencement exercises held May 16. Morris is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bud Beckett of Paris and of the late Jack H. Morris. He is a 1981 graduate of Paris High School, attended Paris Junior College and received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baylor on May 16. While attending Baylor he received awards in both N.A.T.S. and Mid-Texas Young Artist vocal competitions. He was active in Baylor Opera Theatre, served on the Baptist Student Union Executive Council and was nominated to Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. JAY HUNTER MORRIS ..outstanding vocal student SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENT — The Girl Scout troops in Bogata are sponsoring a Sesquicentennial celebration at the rodeo arena on Saturday, May 31 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. This replica of the Alamo was made for the event. Posing with the Alamo replica are (left to right) Jayne Weiselogel of Troop 12, Teri Speir of Troop 32, Beck White ofd Troop 22, Cami Eilers of Troiop 91, Maria Williams of Troop 157 and Christina Vaughan of Troop 4. RE-ELECT JAMES C. (Dode) WHEELER COMMISSIONER PRECINCT 4 Your Vote And Support Is Greatly Appreciated. James C. Wheeler: • QUALIFIED • WILLING TO SERVE • 23 YEARS EXPERIENCE '*" (Pol. Adv. Paid By James C. (Dods) Wheeler General Telephone refund receives approval from PUC I RANDOLPH'S SEAMLESS ALUMINUM RAIN GUTTER 'Ideal Rain Gutter Systems" • Pre-Painled • Rust Proof 1 In Business For Over 19 Years . MORGAN 785-5680 PAWS. TX. By DANA PALMER Harte-Hanks Austin Bureau AUSTIN — A "quick and dirty" method of refunding possible tax overcharges to General Telephone Co. customers was approved by the Public Utility Commission Wednesday. The 2-1 vote came after more than three hours of attorneys' arguments and sometimes angry remarks by Commissioner Jo Campbell. She cast the lone dissenting vote after questioning the legality of ordering temporary or interim customer refunds before the commission has time to hold a full hearing on the matter. WE ARE OPEN! James Crews Ralph Crews We invite you to visit our 2,400 square foot recreational vehicle faciliity for all of your travel trailer and motor home needs. We have a large supply of parts and accessories available. CALL 785-1035 OR COME BY OUR SHOWROOM & SERVICE DEPT. LOCATED 1.8 Ml. SOUTH OF KIMBERLY CLARK ON HWY. 13? CREWS CAMPERS RT. 5 BOX 307 E PARIS, TX. Scott McCollough, the assistant Texas attorney general who suggested the quick method, said he expects the commission to call hearings this summer limited to the tax issue and a commission • decision on an interim refund before October. Any mistakes in the refund amount could be adjusted in a final decision on General's rate case later this year or next year, McCollough said. None of the attorneys involved in the case could estimate how much GenTel might have overcharged in taxes or how a refund might be distributed. Handling of the GenTel tax case could set a precedent for temporary or interim refunds by other telephone companies in Texas, attorneys involved in the case acknowledged. All of the state's phone companies failed to reduce the gross receipts tax charge on Oct. 1 as ordered by the 1985 Texas Legislature, said Austin attorney Don Butler, who represents a number of Texas cities fighting for the refunds. The Oct. 1 change requiring that certain telephone services be subject to the sales tax was supposed to be offset by virtually equal reductions in the state's gross receipts tax, Butler said. By adding the sales tax without reducing the gross receipts tax, said Butler's law partner, Grace Casstevens, "General is pocketing the extra receipts; it is not going to the state. General is getting a windfall." GenTel attorneys argue that other taxes that are included in the telephone rate have gone up more than enough to offset any reduction ordered in parts of the gross receipts tax. "We have not engaged in an illegal rate increase. We have not done anything unlawful," said GenTel attorney Bill Mundy. Mundy says the company has not increased the rates, Casstevens said, "but somehow the customers are paying more." Commission Chairman Peggy Rossen agreed with Casstevens, saying "the critical point in people's minds was that a part of the tax was repealed. Maybe it wasn't an equal part, but the Legislature meant it to be a wash." With that legislative mandate, the case requires special attention to repair what would appear to be an overcharge, Rossen said. Commissioner Dennis Thomas said the Legislature clearly intended for the gross receipts tax cuts to be taken care of outside a normal rate case. The commission, for now, should look only at the difference between what customers paid in gross receipts tax since Oct. 1 and what they would have paid if it had been eliminated as the Legislature ordered, Thomas said. "And we need to find a way to return that to the people who were overcharged," he said. But Campbell objected, saying a recent court ruling prevents any refund without a thorough hearing on whether GenTel's charges after Oct. 1 were just and reasonable. BOOT CORRAL 3f?7NELoep2tt 7844722 Paris, Tx. TONY LAMA AND NOCONA SNAKE AND ELEPHANT $ 95 Reg. 249.95 NOW ONLY ALL LEATHER ROPERS Reg. 89.95 NOW 95 COME IN AND REGISTER FOR FREE PAIR OF NOCONA ROPERS TO BE GIVEN AWAY SAT. MAY 31ST No Purchase Necessary. Need No) Be Present To Win! OPEN 9 am to 6 pm Mon.-Sat. -ALL BOOTS FIRST QUALITY- Master Charge & Visa Layawaysj Welcome; Hot foot It over to our THURSDAY, MAY 29 FRIDAY, MAY 30 AND SATURDAY, MAY 31 MANY ITEMS PRICE 650 Bonham Bargains Galore! 784-7434 WEEKEND SALE Lawn Food Sears new C96 reg. price W SAVE OVER 50%. 344-4 fertilizer 15-lbs Weed & Feed Sears new ^396 reg. price *• 25-3-3 18-lbs. Spreaders Your choice Reg. $34.99 ea. Choose a broadcast spreader or a drop- teed spreader Sale Ends June 1 *2II OFF 8-HP lawn Reg. $1099.99 electric start. 30-m. floating deck. $199,99 bagger #24945 159.99 S20 OFF 20-in. mower. 3.0-RP, Extended rope start. SAVE $60.20-in. rear bag- ger. 3 5-RP Craftsman engine SAVE $70 22-in. rear bag- ger. 4 0-RP Deluxe Craftsman Eager I engine Catcher included tractor $ 888 Rfg SI 39 99 119" Reg S25999 199" A Gas edger-trimmer cycle 3 5 RP engine Hog S299H9 8 Electric edger trimmer. r .,-HP $109 99 C y.-HP heavy-duty elec- trie Weedwacker. q S 79 09 No! shown S79 99 ndqe-lrimmer SI 79 99 Gas Werxlwacker Rf-q S389 99 319" Ask about Sears credit plans lOSSCIarksvllle 785-1621 s, Rotbuck »r,d Co.. 7SS6 Saf/sfacf'on guaranteed c r your money back

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