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Jackson, Mississippi
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Sunday, September 8, 1985
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12A The CUrion-ledgerlackson Daily News Sunday, September 8, 1965 0 Local weather c . ' . . , Forecast TODAY: Partly cloudy, 20 chance of rain. High 90-95. TONIGHT: Low in lower 70s. MONDAY: Partly cloudy, 20 chance Of rain. High 90-95. , . A. Hernando" I J L A' ' yOarksdale Tupelo ll .T-J-v 9372 """" . 1 V i J LX I Columbus I Greenville. S T 9373 I 9472 Nff J rTJ' f y (J s Jackson , . 9474 Vicksburg Y 9573 1 , A-9573 f 1 J-j Brookhaven I 9573 I 1 I L 9572 . 1 TODAY: ' Partly, cloudy, 30 ' ' 1 chance of rain. High mioMMs. TONIGHT: Low in lower 70s. Bi,0j MONDAY: Partly cloudy, 30 Vl 8978 chance of rain. High mid-90s. V" TODAY: Partly cloudy, 30 chance of rain. High mid-90s. TONIGHT: Low in lower 70s. MONDAY: Partly cloudy, 30 chance of rain. High mid-90s. TODAY: , Partly ". cloudy, 30. chance of rain. High mid-90s. TONIGHT: Low in lower 70s. MONDAY; Partly , cloudy, 30 chance of rain. High mid-90s. , Thundershowers stay in forecast ' Afternoon and evening thundershowers are again the story across the state. The high pressure system that has covered the Gulf states for the past few days has remained stationary, forcing moisture from the Gulf of Mexico over Mississippi. In Jackson, skies will be partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of evening thundershowers today and Monday. Highs will be in the low to mid-90s with lows in the low 70s. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph. As the high pressure system continues to influence weather around the state, afternoon and evening thundershowers will continue. The weather service expects the high to remain stationary at least for a few more days. Temperatures will remain warm and humid through Monday. The state forecast calls for highs in the mid-90s and continued humidity from scattered showers. Lows will be in the 70s. Meridian recorded the hottest temperature in the state Saturday with a reading of 93. The high for Jackson Saturday was 92 at 5 p.m. The overnight low was 08 between 6 a.m. and 7 am Extended forecast WED. The extended forecast calls for scattered thundershowers Monaay ljrough Wednesday, mostly in the afternoons and early evenings. The lows ; Jhe three days will be in the upper 60s to mid 70s with the highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. For travelers . , , Alabama: Scattered afternoon and evening thundershowers are expected statewide today and in the south Monday. Lows 69 to 74. Highs will be in the low to mid-90s. ... . Arkansas: Through Monday, nights will be partly cloudy and warm with days sunny and hot. Scattered afternoon thundershowers are expected today and Monday Louisiana: Days and evenings should be cloudy, but mostly fair nights are expected today and Monday. Scattered afternoon showers are expected in the south. Highs will be in the high 90s with lows from 69 to 74. Tennessee: Patchy morning fog is expected over the valleys in the east. Mostly fair and mild temperatures are expected otherwise. Cloudy and warm today and Monday. Highs will ragne from the upper 80s to mid-90s with lows in the mid-60s to mid-70s. Jackson data Saturday's high, 92; high a year ago, 86. Record high, 107 in 1925. Saturday's low, 68; low a year ago, 57. Record low, 52 in 1896. Precipitation by 5 p.m., none. Sunrise today at 6:40 a.m.; Sunset at 7:17 p.m. Pollution index: Unavailable. Reservoir stages RESERVOIR FP HT CHNG Ross Barnett 296 9 NC NA 238.3 219.4 DN0 2 281.4 256 7 DN0.2 268.0 248.7 DN 0.2 231.0 207.3 DN0.1 Okalibbee Arkabutla Sardis Enid Grenada PCPN .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 FP - Flood Pool HT - Height TODAY CHNG Change in 24 hours PCPN Precipitation River stages TODAY: Partly cloudy, 40 chance of rain. High near 90. TONIGHT: Low in upper 70s. MONDAY: Partly cloudy, 40 chance of rain. High near 90, PEARL FS CS CHNG Edinburg 20 NA Greenwood 35 14.8 UP 0.6 Jackson 28 3.6 NC Yazoo City 29 10.9 DN0.9 Monticello 19 6.3 DN0.3 TOMBIGBEE FS CS CHNG Columbia 17 3.0 DN0.1 Amory 20 11.3 NC PASCAGOULA FS CS CHNG MISSISSIPPI FS CS CHNG Hattiesburg 22 3.1 NC Arkansas City 44 9 3 DN0 3 Waynesboro 35 3.9 UP 0.4 Greenville 48 NA BIG BLACK FS CS CHNG Vicksburg 43 12.7 DN0.2 West 12 2 5 UP 0.2 Natchez 48 NA Bovina 28 NA FS Flood Stage YAZOO- CS Current Stage SUNFLOWER FS CS CHNG CHNG Change in 24 hours Tides ',. Galveston high water 2:09 a.m., 1.6; low water 4.59 p.m., Vermilion Bay high water 1:37 a.m., 1.8; low water 4:26 n 9 Atchafalaya Bay (Eugene Island) high water 1:44 a.m., 2. water 2:56 p.m., 0.2. Mississippi River (Southwest Pass) high water 1:56 a.m Inua water 1:43 O.m.. O.2. Grand Isle (Barataria Pass) high water 4:00 a.m., 1.5; low 3:28 p.m., 0.3. N Biloxi Bay high water 3:58 a.m., 2.2; low water 3:54 p.m. Mobile high water 4:09 a.m.; low water 4:09 p.m. Pensacola high water 4:21 a.m.; low water 4:36 p.m. O.2. p.m., 1; low 1.7; water ; O.2. National weather Blanket of snow spreads across Montana while East, Midwest continue to swelter The Associated Press Low temperatures and a blanket of snow spread across Montana on Saturday, while unseasonably high temperatures into the 90s baked parts of the East and Midwest for a third day. A mixture of rain and snow reached across central and southwestern Montana during the morning. A threat of locally heavy snow ended and winter storm warnings were discontinued, but the storm had left up to 16 inches of snow at Glacier National Park and 3 inches of snow at traditional cold spot Cut Bank. Elsewhere in the Northwest, a low temperature record for Sept. 7 was tied when Yakima, Wash., reached 36 degrees. But east of the Rockies, hot weather continued with midday temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s from southern Pennsylvania west across southern Wisconsin, Iowa and much of Nebraska. A high temperature record for the date was set at Harrisburg, Pa., at 94 degrees, the city's hottest day of the summer. Thunderstorms were scattered over Upper Michigan, across Alabama, and from eastern Oklahoma across northwestern Arkansas through southern Missouri. Morning thunderstorms over the upper Great Lakes produced 1-inch diameter hail and very heavy rain near Park Falls, Wis., which got 1.30 inches of rain during the 6 hours up to 1 p.m. CDT. Rainshowers extended from eastern Oregon across Idaho and western through central Montana. Today's forecast called for showers and occasional thunderstorms from the Great Lakes and the upper Ohio Valley across Minnesota and North Dakota, as well as over the Mississippi Delta. Rain-showers were forecast from the northern Plateau across the northern half of the Pacific Coast. Baa Today's weather across the U.S. 1 Phoenix XtyXMyy " . qr(o Dallas V777''X ' 95r , 1 mnc AVX'J&X Jacksonville I 1X3 I J f S S V ' ' MS ' C X t ' ' S f X Hnntfnn ' ' ' V ' ' ' ' 4T X" V nm 7;-New Orleans ."v:: . . w on71 ;; v !.- l Los Angeles , 7464 SiAVVARM ggWCOLD nsnmaSTATIONARY OCCLUDED -9070 , ? 3k M am 8978 ' 'A 9 a 0 0 o"oo.oo e -T7-7 7 ' Yesterday's weather City Hi Lo Pre Otlk Little Rock 91 74 cdy Albany 86 67 rn Los Angeles ... 78 65 cdy Albuquerque ... 83 56 clr Memphis 92 75 02 cdy Anchorage 60 46 rn Miami Beach ..87 79 cdy Asheville 86 65 . clr Midlnd 97 67 clr Allanta 90 69 clr Milwaukee 95 74 cdy Atlantic City ... 83 75 cdy Mpls-St Paul .. 91 69 cdy Baltimore 93 73 cdy Nashville :. 93 69 cdy Birmingham .... 88 70 cdy NewOrleans .. 88 71 cdy Boston 70 61 .19 rn New York 85 74 cdy Buflalo 85 72 rn Okla City 97 73 cdy Chlston.S C 94 78 clr Omaha 94 76 . cdy Chlston.W V. .. 92 72 rn Orlando 91 74 .19 cdy Charlotte.N.C . 90 70 clr Philadelphia .91 74 cdy Cheyenne 80 51 cdy Phoenix 93 83 clr Chicago 99 73 cdy Pittsburgh 91 70 cdy Cincinnati 91 69 clr Portland. Me .. 69 58 rn Cleveland 91 71 cdy Providence ... 72 63 06 rn Columbia.SC. . 93 70 clr Raleigh 90 68 clr Dallas 98 79 cdy Richmond 92 73 cdy Denver 83 . 53 clr Sacramento ... 75 60 rn Des Moines .... 95 74 cdy St Louis 94 77 cdy Detroit 91 72 rn St Pete 92 74 .01 cdy El Paso 89 60 clr Salt Lake City 80 60 cdy Fairbanks 59 46 .30 rn San Antonio ... 97 78 cdy Grand Rapids . 89 74 rn San Diego 78 63 cdy Grnsbro.N.C. ... 89 69 clr San Francisco 71 62 rn Hartford 79 62 rn St Ste Mane ... 78 67 rn Helena 44 34 47 cdy .., ' , Honolulu 87 68 clr Seattle 66 49 07 cdy Houston 92 76 cdy feveporl 96 71 cdy Indianapolis ... 90 71 cdy Iopeka 92 68 cdy Jacksonville ... 91 70 cdy Tucson 91 62 ' clr Juneau 63 38 clr Tulsa 92 79 cdy Kansas City ... 90 73 cdy Washington .... 96 76 cdy Las Vegas 88 59 clr Wichita 100 72 cdy Call 936-2121 for Forecast, 936-2174 for Traveler's forecast or tune to NOAA Weather Radio 162.400 162.475 or 162.550 MHz From Page 1 titimmiit'i titki lit m tan Kinard Education to him for his contributions to our program." Kinard, who lived at 5600 Keele St. in Jackson, played at Ole Miss from 1933-37. He was an assistant coach under Vaught from 1948 until Vaught's retirement in 1970. Kinard then took over as athletic director and served in that capacity until 1972. He remained at Ole Miss as assistant dean of student personnel until his retirement in 1978. Alford played on the Ole Miss football team under Kinard when Kinard was line coach. "All of us at Ole Miss are saddened to lose such a great man as Coach Bruiser," Alford said. "Every boy who played for him, like I did, had a great amount of love, respect and admiration for him. The thing I personally appreciated about Coach Bruiser is that he always gave me the feeling he had a great deal of confidence in me. At my size, that meant a lot." Alford played from 1958 through 1960 and was captain of the 1960 team as a 185-pound guard. "I think without a doubt he was the most nationally celebrated and honored football player we've ever had at Ole Miss," Alford said. "He's made every all-time, all-everything team that's ever been picked." Jimmie McDowell, executive director of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame, also learned of Kin-ard's death at the game in Memphis. "The officers and board of directors of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame are saddened to hear of the passing of one of football's legendary linemen, Frank 'Bruiser' Kinard," McDowell said. "Kinard, one of football's most popular professionals to ever play in New York, was genuinely admired by those who knew him. He was one of the greatest competitors football ever saw. I am personally sorry to hear of his death after his long illness." Kinard was born Oct. 13, 1914, in Pe-lahatchie. He graduated from Jackson Central High School in 1933. He graduated from Ole Miss in 1938 after making All-Southeastern Conference and All-American his junior and senior years as a tackle. He was the first Mississippian to be admitted and a charter member of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame. He was also a charter member of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and the Orange Bowl Hall of Fame. Kinard started his professional career with Brooklyn of the old National League and was named All-Pro six times. After a stint in the U.S. Navy during World War H, he returned to professional football with the New York Yankees of the All-American Conference. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971. Funeral arrangements were incomplete Saturday. Richard A. Boyd says the plan "definitely is in rough-draft form, with the emphasis on rough." He said he's dissatisfied with several portions and may discard whole sections before presenting a final draft to the state Board of Education, probably at its regular meeting Sept. 20. There are three areas of reform, Boyd said, in which the department probably will have to seek substantial sums. Those areas are computerized record-keeping, tests to measure the effectiveness of new programs and remedial work with students who are unable to meet the new, higher standards. Tracking the effectiveness of programs mandated by the Education Reform Act is "truly a monumental task," Boyd said. Without computerization of the process, it won't get done. "If we have to use paper and pen," the superintendent said, "well, I just don't think we can do it, realistically." Education report contains disturbing figures By DAVID ROUNTREE Clarion-Ledger Staff Writer Although an early draft of the state Department of Education's "Five-Year Master Plan" says little about where public schools are headed, it contains a great deal of information about where they are. The plan must be ready for presentation to the Legislature in January. The document contains a plethora of numbers, some of which are pretty disturbing. For example: There are 154,749 children in Mississippi who live in single-parent households. Such children are less likely to achieve at normal levels during their primary school years and are more likely to be undernourished. There were 6,000 births to teenage mothers in Mississippi last year more than 300 of them to girls under 1 5. Children in families headed by poor, teenage mothers are more likely to be victims of child abuse and general neglect and are much more likely to need special education. An estimated 14,000 Mississippi children were born in 1983 the latest year for which figures are available to mothers who never finished high school. More than 6,000 of these children's mothers never finished the ninth grade. Children from families in which a parent is functionally illiterate also are more likely to start out behind in school, and "a positive attitude toward learning is often missing" in such families, according to the draft plan. "In Mississippi," the plan states, "these situations result in a disproportionate number of mentally and physically handicapped children being reared by socially and educationally handicapped young women. More than 10 percent of public school enrollments consist of handicapped children." The plan also documents disparities in per-pupil spending among the state's 154 school districts more numbers and more bad news. The statewide average for per-pupil spending in school year 1984-85 ranged from about $1,400 in the poorest districts to more than $3,200. If that figure is adjusted to reflect only spending on instruction, the disparity remains: Based on average daily attendance, per-pupil spending on instruction in 1983-84 ranged from $1,820 in Claiborne County to about $923 in Lamar County, according to the Education Department plan. Teacher salaries and student-teacher ratios also are indicative of the wide variance in the wealth of school districts. Average teacher salaries in 1983-84 ranged from more than $18,000 a year in Claiborne County and in Jackson to less than $14,850 in the Pearl River County, Coffeeville and Lumberton Line school districts. Student-teacher ratios last year ranged from 13-to-l in Pass Christian to more than 23-to-l in Bolivar County Consolidated School District No. 6, the draft plan states. "As a result of disparities in school spending, student-teacher ratios and teachers' salaries," the plan states, "children in many districts do not have access to equal levels of educational resources or instruction. "Measured by spending, educational opportunities are clearly unequal in Mississippi." -I Boyd noted that many of the reforms mandated by the Legislature prescribe that the department "measure the effectiveness." For example, the agency is to measure the effectiveness of teacher aides placed in the first, second and third grades the latter beginning this year. "The way to do that is testing," Boyd said, "but I think (standardized) tests cost more than many people think. It's just horribly expensive." As the higher standards of student performance are implemented, he said, another problem becomes what to do about students who aren't keeping up. The draft notes that the Legislature demands both excellence and equity, making it the Education Department's responsibility to ensure that all students are given an equal chance for a high-quality education. Accomplishing that will require extensive remedial programs for tutoring students who fall behind. But, if teachers are to continue working with those students who are achieving at the higher levels, Boyd said, new personnel will have to be hired to do the . remedial work. And that will cost money. Just how much money should become clearer at least for the short term after the Board of Education has adopted its legislative recommendations for 1986 as well as its "Policy for the '90s." The panel's legislative agenda for the 1986 regular session, which begins in January, also is expected to be approved at this month's board meeting. But it is the agenda of the Legislature in its next session that may prove more important to education in Mississippi. Without the additional revenues a tax increase would provide, legislators face particularly unenviable choices on what to fund and what to cut And without money for the programs the reform act requires to be implemented now, delays in formulating a policy for the '90s may not matter. C Rangers find missing campers The Associated Press GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. Four hikers who spent three days in Glacier National Park in up to 2 feet of snow hiked out safely to a road near the Montana-Canadian border Saturday, officials said. The four, believed to have only light jackets and sweaters, daypacks and little food, made it out to the Chief Mountain Road and were being taken to park offices at St. Mary, said Assistant Park Superintendent Alan O'Neill. "As far as we know, they are OK, but I'm sure there's some hypothermia involved," O'Neill said. The four, summer employees of a hotel in the park, were the objects of a search by a dozen rangers who skied into the northeastern area of the park, O'Neill said. O'Neill identified them as Jody Watson, 19, of Stillwater, Minn.; Mary Laura Mueggler, 19, of North Logan, Utah; David Digee, 22, of Vestavia Hills, Ala.; and Brett Blackwelder, 23, of Clakston, Ga. All worked at the Glacier Park Lodge, a hotel in East Glacier run by a park concessionnaire. Two feet of snow had fallen in the area, and temperatures dipped into the 20s at higher elevations, said O'Neil. Correction In today's Fall Preview television magazine, photographs of MacGyver and The Twilight Zone, on pages 10 and 39, were transposed. It was a production error. 77ie Clarion-LedgerJackson Daily News attempts to report news accurately and fairly at all times. When we make an error, we will correct it promptly and gladly. 3? i

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