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Clarksdale, Mississippi
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Thursday, December 9, 1993
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Page 2A The Clarksdale Press Register. THURSDAY, December 9, 1 993 Sen. Cochran, 2 others in Burma RANGOON, Burma (AP) . A joint official and commercial delegation led by three U.S. Senators Thursday met with a top member of the country' s ruling junta, the government news agency reported. Senators Thad Cochran, R-Miss., Larry Pressler, R-S.D., and Hank Brown, R-Colo., were part of a 1 5-member group which arrived here Wednesday on a special U.S. military flight, the report said. In addition to visiting Thursday morning with Lt. Gen. Khin Nyunt, the junta's secretary and intelligence chief, the group met with Foreign Minister Ohn Gyaw and National Planning and Economic Development Minister Brig Gen. David Abel. Previous visits by American lawmakers and businessmen have been criticized by opponents of Rangoon's military regime because they were arranged by paid foreign lobbyists for the Burmese government or organizations linked to them. State after welfare cheaters VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - Mississippians are being urged to report cheating in public assistance programs. The Mississippi Department of Human Services has set up a 24-hour hotline designed to reduce fraud. The fraud investigation unit of DHS is working with the program. "It is a crime to buy, sell or trade food stamps," program director Robert Cook said. After state officials receive a complaint, an investigator will study the case. If the suspect is convicted of fraud, punishment could include jail time or lost benefits. "We are trying to catch individuals who abuse assistance so we can help everyone who needs help," Cook said. "If people continue to get more money than they should or use it in a way they should not it takes away from individuals who need help." "Welfare fraud occurs when a recipient fails to report all income and money in the bank or they inflate the number of people in their household in order to collect additional benefits," program administrator Debra Hendricks Gibbs said. Gibbs said callers can remain anonymous. Spending Continued from Page One have to cut," said Oakes. "I think you need to sit down with the judges and see how you can work out these expenses because if you (county) don' t have the money, then you don't have the money," said Humber. "I talked to the assistant district attorney to see about working out as good a deal as possible to keep some of these people out of the courts and put the ones who really need to, in jail. I'm not talking about turning dangerous people out in the streets. But people who can get probation, then give it," said Oakes. "That goes for defense attorney's, too," said Humber. Oakes warned the board about upcoming expenses which have to be paid by law and can't be put off like juror's pay and upcoming elections next year. "There' s no way I can do what you ask me to do," said Oakes. The board will meet again Wednesday, December 15 at 10 a.m. in the courthouse. Millennium Continued from Page One battles for once" and agreed on some things to improve the state' s economy. George Autry, with MDC, a North Carolina-based consulting firm, said the state's community colleges are the South' s best at preparing students for college, but they "have not done nearly so well at training people for a place in the economy." Medical Center Admissions Visits to patients in the Medical Center are restricted to the hours between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. or 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. every day including Sunday. December 08, 1993 Louis Brown, Lyon Patsy Card, Rena Lara Elizabeth Carr, Tutwiler Alberta Cattledge, City Tammi Conner, Lyon Mark Debrow, Petal Doris Funderburk, City Karolyn Goodman, City Thelma Hampton, Lambert Susan Jefcoat, City Mary Jones, Batesville Mary Keys, City Tiffanie Lee, City Louis Lucas, City Charles McGraw, Lyon Kenneth Miller, Tutwiler Cleveland Murry, Marks Eddie Reynolds, City Andrea Scott, City Shellie Tenner, Friars Point Arnold Welch, Lula One of the charts in the proposal shows that in Mississippi only 24 percent of Mississippi community college students are in vocational or technical training compared with 76 percent in North Carolina and 81 percent in South Carolina. Autry said it is important to "make instruction more relevant to the local labor market." He said local regional employer councils could make sure the schools' and colleges' training meets the needs of local industries. Charles Holder, a Bay Springs manufacturer, said, "If I don't get a better trained work force, I can't stay in business." Holder, who chaired a committee appointed by former Gov. Ray Mabus on work force preparation, said if he were locating a business in Mississippi, "I'd forgo all the tax breaks" and other economic incentives if offered a well-trained work force. Support for fired principal goes beyond the religious right JACKSON, Miss. (AP) School prayer proponents say fears of increasing violence in schools and declining moral standards are fueling a drive to put prayer back in the classroom. "I wouldn't be surprised if Jackson, Miss., started a spark for cities all over the country," said Tupelo lawyer Nathan Kellum, who works for the American Family Association. Bishop Knox was fired Nov. 24 as Wingfield High principal for insubordination after allowing students to pray over the intercom. Support for Knox goes beyond the obvious backing of the religious right. The Rev. Jesse Jackson is among many who have telephoned to support Knox. "It's hard to see Pat Robertson and Jesse Jackson agreeing on anything, but on this one, they do," Kellum said. "That's the type of issue we have here." Advocates suggest school prayer may help solve problems such as drugs, AIDS and weapons. "This has received national attention because of the realization that we need prayer in school," Kellum said. "Maybe that' s not the complete answer, but it's a step in the right direction." News of Knox' s suspension came following recent reports of students brandishing guns at their Jackson public schoolmates. Prayer-promoting students have pointed to violence as a reason to return to reverent reflection. Their protest signs have mirrored that sentiment, too. "Ban Guns and Drugs, Not Prayer" one read. Another: "Prayer Doesn't Hurt -- Guns Do." Some parents echo that belief. "You don't kill anybody when you say, Lord, bless this person,'" said Joan Ohwofasa, who has three children in Jackson Public Schools. Lynn Watkins, executive director of the Mississippi American Civil Liberties Union, said the school prayer issue serves as "an expression of many people's frustrations with violence threatening our way of life." But forcing schoolchildren, some of whom may have different religious views, to sit through such prayers violates both Constitution and conscience, Watkins said. Legal experts say those advocating to put prayer over school loudspeakers have little hope for success before the U.S. Supreme Court. Obituaries Mrs. Doris A. Boyett services held today Services for Mrs. Doris Adele Boyett, 58, of 943 May St., were to be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at National Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. A. D. Gammill Jr. officiating and burial in Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Boyett died Wednesday morning, Dec. 8, 1993, at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Born April 23, 1935, in Quitman County, she was the daughter of Ola Jones Willis and the late James Walter Willis. She graduated from Batesville High School and was a member of the Church of God and the Church Ladies Ministries. Surviving her are her husband, Houston Eugene Boyett of Clarksdale; a daughter, Lynn Crutcher of Hamilton, Miss.; two sons, Kenneth Boyett and Gary Boyett, both of Clarksdale; a sister, Odell Jones of Crowder; her mother, Mrs. Ola Mae Willis of Marks; three brothers, Albert P. Tutor of Greenville, Junior Willis of Marks and Ed Willis of Batesville and five Services Saturday for Mrs. Kathleen B. Bruister TUTWILER - Longtime Tutwiler resident Mrs. Kathleen Brewer Bruister died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1993, at Medicalodge Nursing Home in Goddard, Kansas. She was 74. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Rosemound Cemetery in Tutwiler with the Rev. Claude Johnson officiating. In charge is McNeil-Nowell Funeral Home of Tutwiler where visitation is scheduled from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Born Aug. 2, 1919, in Marvel, Ark., she was the widow of Hiram Worlin Bruister. Mrs. Bruister was a member of the Tutwiler Methodist Church and is survived by a daughter, Faye Junkin of Wichita, Kan.; a brother, Buford Brewer of Keysville, Va.; a sister, Mildred Jackson of Pulaski, Va.; and two grandchildren. The family suggests that memorials be made to Hospice, 313 South Market, Box 3267, Wichita, Kan. 67201-2367. 287 Sunflower 627-4215 HAPPY HOUR 4 p.m. 7 p.m. FRIDAY, DEC. 10 SATURDAY, DEC. 11 "ROMEO WLOn Come By & See "The Rug Man During A Two Day Showing Friday and Saturday! a. i i a ot cocktail rot Dresses Size 2-16 Ctmie,SoftttiliuUdladittC3tihnl 238 Delta Ave., Clarksdale, MS. All Sizes, Kinds & Prices YEAR END CLEARANCE Wool Rugs 9x12 - Reg. $500Now 199 Hand Knot Wool Rugs 6x9 - Reg. $500Now$199 1 i Westgate Shopping Center I ACCESSORIES p; s Eel Skin Jewelry ijeits waicnes Purses Collars SHIRftlAFJ'S FASHIONS 627-7103 X 239 Yazoo 1 2 Retail Super 10 is now accepting applications for a Store Manager. Qualified candidates must have Retail Store Management experience as a Manager, Asst Mgr., or Dept Mgr. Super 10 offers an excellent starting salary and benefits including bonus incentive. Super 10 is one of the Souths fastest growing chains and offers an exciting and rewarding opportunity for a career-minded individual. Applications may be taken at Super 1 0, 224 Yazoo Ave, Clarksdale, or send Resume to Tony Durst, 1435 Brinoy Dr., Jackson, Ms., 39204 E.O.E. $500 REWARD To the person who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals who broke into the Mullens' residence located in the pecan grove on Mullens-Williams Road north of Lyon between 9 a.m. and 12 noon Monday, December 6, and stole guns, VCR' s and stereo equipment. All replies strictly confidential. Call Jay Mullens 624-4803 or 627-2754 or SherriFsDept. 624-2411 THE CLARKSDALE PRESS REGISTER (USPS 115-960) Published daily except Sunday at 123 East Second Street, Clarksdale, Mississippi, by Delta Press Publishing Company, Inc., Post Office Box 1119, Clarksdale, Miss. 38614. Second class postage entered at Clarksdale, Mississippi, 38614. POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to The Clarksdale Press Register, Circulation Dept., P.O. Box 1119, Clarksdale, Miss. 38614. TELEPHONE 627-2201 To Reach Any Department To Report or Inquire About News: Local: Laura Cauthen Sports: Howard Bailey Lifestyle: Panny Mayfield Religion: Harry Abernathy To Subscribe: Circulation Manager Ginny Nabors between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Subscription rates are: Home delivery by carrier, $6 per month or $66 per year, $33 for 6 months. By Mail: $90 per year, $45 for six months, $22.50 for three months. Single Copy rate, 35 cents per copy, all editions. To Advertise: For display ads Advertisinq Manager Joan Stevens between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For classified ads Just ask for "classified." Delivery Problems: Call the Circulation Department from 8 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. If You Missed Your Paper Today: Just call and ask for "Circulation." A greater effort is being made to serve subscribers and delivery hours extended until 6:30 p.m. weekdays and 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. 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