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A2 Daily Press, Thursday, Oct. 16, 1986 Higher taxable Continued from Page Al ing in an additional $200 million to $300 million a year, mainly because Virginia taxpayers will lose deductions. Because Virginia's income tax conforms to the federal tax in many ways except for tax rates, state taxpayers will find themselves with a higher taxable income but with no corresponding relief in the rates such as the federal government is providing. "We Republicans mean to keep that from happening," Del. A. R. "Pete" Giesen, R-Waynes-boro and chairman of the Joint Republican Caucus, said at the Capitol news conference Wednesday afternoon. Giesen and other Republican Wesiitllnen0 The Forecast for 8 p.m. High Temperatures g Showers Rain Flurries Snow National Weather Partly cloudy Partly cloudy and cool today. Highs around 60. Northerly winds 10-15 mph. Fair and cold tonight. Low 45 to 50. Northeast winds 10-15 mph. Mostly sunny and continued cool Friday. Highs around 60. Northeast winds around 10 mph. For the 24-hour period ending at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, the high was 61 (16 C), and the low was 47 (8 C). Temperature at 7:30 p.m. was 47 (8 C). Saturday through Monday: A chance of rain Saturday. Fair and cool Sunday and Monday. Highs in the mid-60s. Lows in the mid-40s. National Weather Service broadcasts of forecasts and warnings for the Hampton Roads area can be heard 24 hours a day on VHF FM 162.55 MHz. TIME AND TIDE Sunrise 7:13 a.m. Sunset 6:27 p.m. TIDES AM AM PM PM High Low High Low Cape Charles 8:46 2:48 9:05 3:17 Cape Hatteras 7:06 12:41 7:25 1:10 Cope Henry 8:12 1:36 8:31 2:05 Fishermans Island 8:17 1:51 8:36 2:20 Jamestown Island 11:58 6:17 -- 6:46 Little Creek 8:12 1:56 8:31 2:25 Lvnnhaven Inlet 8:51 2:52 :10 3:21 Menchwllle :58 4:00 10:17 4:29 Mobiock-E. River 9:24 3:09 9:43 3:38 Newport News 9:20 3:06 9:39 3:35 Nfk. Nav. Shipyard 8:56 2:32 9:15 3:01 Old Point Comft 7:47 3:53 8:06 4:22 Oregon Inlet 9:41 3:30 10:00 3:59 Pennlman Spit 9:17 3:10 9:36 3:39 Port Norfolk 10:37 4:16 10:56 4:45 Suffolk 11:45 5:50 - 6:19 Urbonna 7:34 1:16 7:53 1:45 Va. Beach 9:11 2:52 9:30 3:21 Yorktown The weather elsewhere By The Associated Press Wednesday Hi Anchorage 50 Asheville 59 Allanla 64 Atlantic City 60 Baltimore 60 Boston 60 Buffalo 53 Charlestons. C. 64 Charlotle.N.C 65 Chicago 53 Dallas Ft Worth 77 Denver 66 Detroit 49 Fairbanks 34 Flagstaff 60 Greensboro, N.C 61 Helena 64 Honolulu 89 Houston 72 Jacksonville 69 Juneau 51 Kansas City 59 Las Vegas 80 LOS Angeles 83 Louisville 59 Memphis 64 Lo Pre 40 41 45 45 .27 41 50 39 62 51 32 45 33 39 .01 30 23 45 23 74 .01 52 63 46 m 37 46 60 35 43 Otlk cdy clr clr cdy cdy cdy cdy clr clr clr clr clr cdy cdy cdy clr cdv clr clr clr cdv clr clr cdy clr clr Virginia zone By The Associated Press Eastern Shore, Interior South-past. Central Tidewater. Central Virginia, Southeastern Piedmont Partly cloudy and cool today with highs around 60 and a northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Fair and cold tonight with lows 45 to 50 and a northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Mostly sunny and continued cool Friday with highs around 60 and a northeast wind around 10 mph. Northern, Central and South Established 1896 Publication Identification No. (USPS 144900) Published Morning and Sunday by THE DAILY PRESS, INC. Second-Class Postage Paid Newport News, Va. 23607 Offices Telephone Newport News 7505 Worwick Blvd. 247-4600 Clossified . 247-4700 Circulation 247-4800 Hampton 1 37 N. King s Way 723-6021 Williamsburg 1 04 Bypass Road 229-3783 Gloucester Main Street 693-2 1 1 1 Smithfield 357-4137 , Suffolk Suffolk Plaid 539-2030 MAIN PLANT: 7505 Warwick Blvd. Newport News, Virginia 23607 lawmakers said that at the legislature's special session in September, Gov. Gerald L. Baliles' pledged to GOP leaders that he would work with the General Assembly in January to make the federal changes "revenue neutral" in Virginia. While news accounts have since quoted the governor as denying he made such a specific pledge, Sen. Wiley F. Mitchell, R-Alexandria, said he still believes Baliles made his promise "in good faith." He said the Republican petition drive was not an attempt to question Baliles' plans, but would serve to "reinforce the resolve of the governor's office arid shore up his commitments." Giesen also complained that EDT, Thu, Oct. 16 FRONTS: Warm w Cold-. Occluded w Stationary Service NOAA. U S Oeot of Commerce Miami Beach 84 .23 rn Milwaukee 51 clr clr clr cdv clr clr clr cdy cdy cdy cdv clr clr clr cdy cdv cdy cdy clr clr cdv Nashville 62 39 New Orleans 77 54 New York City 59 47 Norfolk 59 55 Oklahoma City 68 Orlando 88 44 73 Philadelphia 60 42 Pittsburgh 51 37 Portland.Maine 59 46 Providence 62 48 Raleigh 63 49 Richmond 61 St Louis 62 Salt Lake City 64 San Diego 75 San Francisco 71 Seattle 65 Shreveport 70 Tulsa 68 Washington, D C 61 47 39 35 57 51 40 45 40 46 Pre Precipitation tor 24 hours ending 8 p.m. Wednesday. Ottk Sky conditions for today. forecasts western Piedmont, Northern and Southern Shenandoah Valley, Southern and West Central Highlands, Southwestern Mountains Mostly sunny and cool today with highs in the low to mid-50s and a light wind. Partly cloudy and cold tonight with lows in the mid-30s and a light wind. Partly sunny and continued cool Friday with highs 55 to 60 and a light wind. NATIONAL ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE Sowyer-ferguson-Walker Company 245 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017 MEMBER Of MAJOR NEWS SERVICES AND AUDIT BUREAU Of CIRCULATION WMfcly Qoiivory Rota By Carrier and Motor Rout Morning 4. Sunday Morning Only Sunday Only $1 BO 954 854 Moil moKriptioM on) payable in ooVonco. Mail wbKriptiont ore not ovoilobk. in orool sarviofd by homo doliyry corrif I. MAIL SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN U.S.A. "V ml I I yoc 6Monn 3 Month. 1 Month MORNtNG A SUNDAY $117.30 S65O0 33 70 SI4 40 MORNING ONLY t 87 40 H8.70 t28 50 110 20 SUNDAY ONLY i 62 lo S37 O0 123 80 9 00 STUDENTS and MILITARY PERSONNEL: Deduct 20 from abovo rates. (Moil lubKnptiont only). income the term "windfall" is being used in connection with the issue. He said it should be called "whiplash." . "A 'windfall' is something you receive at no cost,'" he said. "What Virginians are facing is a tax increase, pure and simple." If the state needs more revenue, he said, the governor and the legislature should be "honest with the people and submit the necessary tax increase for a vote rather than hide behind the misleading "windfall" label. Giesen said the Republican Party hopes to have copies of the anti-tax petition at every precinct in the state at the Nov. 4 general elections. Historic discovery' reported NEW YORK (AP) Researchers have found the long-sought gene responsible for the most common form of muscular dystrophy, a "historic discovery" that could lead to the first direct treatment of the now-incurable disease. The Muscular Dystrophy Association, which provided much of the financial support for the research, cautioned that the discovery would not immediately help children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, an illness that afflicts 20,000 to 50,000 American boys who will not survive beyond their 20s. "We're extremely encouraged and excited by this historic discovery," said Donald Wood, the association's associate director of research. "It's a very big step forward in our efforts to conquer this disease, but we still have a long way to go to develop treatments." The discovery of the gene by Louis Kunkel, Anthony Monaco and colleagues at Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston caps several years of unusual cooperation by scientists around the world. In a report to be published today in Nature magazine, Kunkel and Monaco describe the isolation of a segment of genetic material that makes up about 10 percent of the Duchenne muscular dystrophy gene. This piece of the gene can now be used to isolate the entire gene. The researchers also report that the gene appears to serve as the blueprint for manufacture of a protein in muscle tissue. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is an inherited disease marked by gradual death of muscle tissue. It occurs when the protein is missing or altered. Scientists had presumed that the defective protein responsible for the disease was located in muscle tissue, but so little had been known about the ailment that scientists had been unable to prove that until now. Kunkel and his collaborators found that the gene had produced in muscle tissue a substance called messenger RNA, an intermediate step in the production of a protein by the gene. Kunkel said Wednesday that the next critical step in the research will be to identify the protein encoded by the gene, a straightforward task that could be accomplished within a year. Once that happens, Kunkel said, "we can go back and look at patients, to see how their protein differs from normal, to understand the physiology of the disease." When the physiology is understood, researchers might be able to devise ways to alter it thus ameliorating or even curing the disease. "It could be a long way off," Kunkel said. "What we don't want is for everybody to say, 'Now that the gene is cloned (identified), next year there will be a cure for muscular dystrophy.' This does not mean that. It means we can attempt to understand what's wrong, then maybe design rational treatment." Earlier work by Kunkel and others had made possible diagnosis of the disease and identification of female carriers in families with a history of the disease. About one-third of muscular dystrophy cases occur in families with no history of the disease, however, as the result of new abnormalities that arise in the gene. Those cases cannot be diagnosed before they appear. ' " - , if- t .SmJ f " . f . ' -!- f bwif i'illim tflJL J - '" . '' A soldier helps a comrade and his girlfriend who were injured in the attack. Peres expresses shock Continued from Page Al Prime Minister Shimon Peres expressed "deep shock" over the attack, the national Itim news agency reported. It quoted Peres as saying Israel's security forces would do all they could to capture those responsible. The grenades were hurled near a large parking lot at the Dung Gate, one of eight entrances to the walled Old City, as the soldiers and their relatives headed for cars and buses after the swearing-in. The gate is used daily by thousands of tourists and Jewish worshipers. Police had said initially that the explosions were caused by bombs, but a commander said later that two hand-grenade pins were found at the scene. Yehudit Israel, whose hus Customers lose power Continued from Page Al Wednesday to virtually all the 4,500-5,000 Virginia Power customers in the Williamsburg area affected by Tuesday's storm, said Bob Ware, Williamsburg district manager for Virginia Power. About 600 to 700 customers in the rural areas of eastern Charles City County and western James City County where trees fell on wires were without electricity until early Wednesday. Ware said less than 20 customers whose homes were severely damaged will be without power until repairs can be made to their homes. "If this was a 'hundred-year storm,' I hope it will be another hundred years before it happens again," Ware said. Telephone service to some areas of western James City County was also cut off by the storm, but the worst impact was in an area where the telephone company has underground telephone wires, so major service Storm surprises forecasters Continued from Page Al The National Forecasting Center had issued no prior alert that the storm was imminent and there had been no indication to the southwest, where the storm came from, of severe weather. "By the time that we got a report that there had been wind damage in Surry, the storm was already moving out into the central portion of the bay. It was then too late to issue a warning," he said. A fairly warm, unstable air mass over the area Tuesday morning might have triggered the storm, he said. The weather service found no evidence of the spiraling winds that would have indicated a tornado was responsible for the damage, he said. The storm was Transportation Lodge No. 337, A. f. a A. M, will convene a Lodge ot Sorrow at the Peninsula Funeral Homa. 11144 War wick Blvd , Newport News, Va on Thursday. October 16. 1986, 1 1 00 AM. for the purpose of paying our last respects to Bro Alfred T Underwood, who departed the lite October 13, 1 986 Masonic Graveside Service will be held at the Peninsula Memorial Park, 12805 Nettles Dr., Newport News. Va . at 1 1 35 A M By Order ot: EVERETT A LUCKENBACH, WM R L POOL,E. JR, SECTARY ino.v band was wounded in the back by shrapnel, said: "I saw white smoke. I ran out of the car without my shoes on. I heard all sorts of noise. It was a terrible mess." Her 10-year-old daughter, Daniela, said she "thought it was a bad nightmare and I hit the floor" of the car. Ruth Meckel, a spokeswoman at Hadassah Hospital, said the father of a soldier was killed. Many of the wounded were relatives of soldiers involved in the traditional Wailing Wall ceremony. Police spokesman Rafi Levi said children and some Palestinians were wounded. Scores of police swept through the area and Levi said 15 Arabs were arrested. Searchlights were erected and most of outages were averted, said Gene Queen of the C&P Telephone Co. office in Hampton. The storm damaged many homes in the Windsor Forest subdivision in James City County. Hundreds of trees were uprooted; many were more than 12 inches in diameter. "I came 2,800 miles for this?" said Diane Houger, who moved into her James City County house Tuesday from southern California. Tuesday the day 100 mph-plus winds roared through the area was moving day for Mrs. Houger and her husband, Brian. At 10 a.m., when they entered their house at 105 Buford Road, they found a pine tree sticking through the ceiling of their master bedroom. "This was my welcome to Williamsburg," she said. "I hope this isn't an omen of things to come. They say it wasn't a tornado, but what's the difference?" It could have been worse for the Hougers; their insurance became effective Monday night, officially classified as a thunderstorm because of the straight-line, downbursting winds, he said. A tornado is a spirling wind storm that works its way from the clouds down to the surface, evolving from a rotating thunderstorm, he said. Ritter said winds from a tor Getting it straight Clarifications and corrections in the Daily Press will appear as soon as possible. They will usually be on Page A2. Today we have one items: Some amounts on contributions to the United Way reported Wednesday on Page B2 KECOUGHTAN R A C. 42 will hold a STATED CONVOCATION in the St. Tammany Masonic Temple on Thu 101686 at 7:30 PM Reg. Business & Balloting. Official Visit on the District Deputy. Dutch Treat Dinner 6 30 pm. All companions and their ladies cordially invited. By order of M J. Weimar, H P R W Miller. Sec. Jf 0 AP photo the Old City was placed under curfew. Levi said 69 people were wounded and he confirmed that one person was killed. Israel television interrupted its regular newscast to report the explosions. "We have had a number of good months of quiet in the city," Kollek said on Israel radio. "Every day I have prayed that this quiet will continue, but it is clear that a disaster has happened. It seems this is a large-scale disaster." Israel captured Arab east Jerusalem from Jordan in the 1967 Middle East war. Wednesday's attack was the worst in the city since Feb. 28, 1984, when 21 people were wounded in a grenade attack in the main commercial street. hours before the storm began. They'll need the insurance because damage estimates range from $8,000 to $10,000. Besides the master bedroom ceiling, two other ceilings were dented by trees. The Hougers said they were shocked and disappointed at first. But Mrs. Houger said, "Things could have been worse. We could have been sleeping in our bedroom when the tree paid our house a visit." John W. Lindsay of the 200 block -of Sheffield Drive in Windsor Forest considers himself and his family lucky. "A tree punched about four or five good-sized holes in the front part of the roof," he said. "My father was in his upstairs bedroom when one of the limbs came through, but he wasn't hurt." Lindsay said the roof has been patched, and that he expects permanent repair work to begin today. nado can range from 75 to in excess of 300 mph. Damage inflicted by the storm was mild when compared to a "mature tornado," he said. Generally the storm's winds were probably under 50 mph, he said. "Micro bursts" of higher winds caused most of the damage. of the Daily Press were incorrect. Total contributions to the charity campaign so far this year sre $2,994,076. The amount collected from the Combined Federal Campaign unit is $401,195. BREMOND LODGE NO. 241 A.F. A.M. A stated communication will be held in the Masonic Temple, 12735 Warwick Boulevard. Newport News, VA on Thursday evening October 16. 1986 at 7:30 p m. Regular business, balloting Observance of Founder's Day Rt. Wor. L F. Richardson Jr. will be the speaker. All Master Masons are fraternally invited. By Order ot O.J. Horton, W M. H E. Horton, Jr., Secretary r

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