The Jackson Sun from Jackson, Tennessee on April 13, 1997 · 1
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us o-imi An interview with Watergate figure and radio personality G. , Gordon Liddy. j LIVING, PAGE IB rf Partly cloudy C, 2nd nnnl Woods cutcmJG ) UUasina a war v. aoainst caWe theft lean to niirc Tiger shoots 65 at Masters f A J- i 4 U V Time Warner is fighting back j Complete report on Page 2A. SPORTS, PAGE 1C yWV BUSINESS, PAGE ID TOW Sunday April 13, 1997; Jackson, Tennessee $1.50 ft I 1 'f it ft n, A 3mm To For the love ; of the game Chester St. Pharmacy's Dustin Roberson watches from the outfield during a Madison North baseball scrimmage at Pugh Bourne Park Saturday. Page 1C Local Growing In grace: Union University's, annual Spring Bible Conference begins Monday. 3A. Lives lost: Wreck claims Benton Co. man and two recover from an unrelated fatal car accident in Jackson that killed a man, 86. 3A. Tarnished: Poll shows the national campaign finance controversy is hurting Al Gore's "good guy" image. 3A. Notion Online troubles: Nationwide, only a handful of states have made e-mail or Internet communications subject to the criminal laws that prohibit stalking. 9A. Faith on trial: An eye for an eye. Thou shalt not kill. Prospective jurors and jurists are wrestling over such contradictory biblical injunctions in the Oklahoma City bombing trial. 10A. - Family leave: The nation's 1.9 million federal employees would have 24 hours of unpaid leave to meet family obligations under a directive President Bill Clinton signs. 5A. world Peace mission: Pope John Paul II plunges into his peace mission to Sarajevo. 13A. Mobutu's terms: Cornered by a fast-moving rebel army, Zairian President Mobutu Sese Seko says he is willing to meet the rebel leader on his own terms. 14A. Sun and wire reports index .' Business ID Nation 8A Classified.... 4D Insight IE Crossword 1 3D Sports 1 C Deaths. 6A Weather...-. 2A Living 1B West Tennessee.... 4A Local : ...3A World 13A Volunteers like Barbara Wilde make lots of organization work. This is National Volunteer Week. LIVING O'"'4090ri5150 "' 0 9 1 il L jPa J Ts Em!!) The Cumberland Presbyterian Church's General Assembly agrees to bail out Bethel College. - By JIMMY HART The Jackson Sun Bethel College in McKenzie will survive. After hours of discussions Friday and Saturday in Nashville, the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church voted to pull the 155- First around the bases A little common sense and a longtime exposure to baseball were the keys to victory for a local woman who submitted . the winning name for Jackson's new baseball team. n v v. f CHRIS STANFIELDThe Jackson Sun Jane Des Ormeaux submitted Diamond Jacks which evolved into West Tenn Diamond Jaxx as the winning name for Jackson's new Double-A baseball team. At right is team owner David Hersh. By DAN MORRIS The Jackson Sun J ane Des Ormeaux is a native Texan, married to a Cajun and living in the Volunteer State. But that background had little to do with her ability to create the winning name for the Double-A minor league baseball team that will begin play in Jackson next April. The energetic 79-year-old used simple common sense to cpme up with Diamond Jacks, which evolved into West Tenn Diamond Jaxx. She was the only person to submit Diamond Jacks among 1,500 entries in The Jackson Sun's contest to name the baseball team. "The entry blank in the paper had a diamond shape on it, and I thought that worked well for baseball," she said. "The rules said they School plan pared by The Henderson County school board will pitch $17.5 million in education improvements to county commissioners Monday night. By JIMMY HART The Jackson Sun After cutting a gym here and shaving some space there, the Henderson County Board of EDUCATION year-old, church-owned school . out of its financial crisis. Bethel President Bob Imhoff said the agreement was reached Saturday afternoon after "a tremendous amount of rigorous debate" during the only specially-called meeting in the church's history. "This is truly a watershed moment for the future of Bethel College," he said. "It secures the future in a way that we could not have done without the help of the church." Jackson Sun Reader call-in A slight majority of readers who responded to a Sun reader call-in said they do not like the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx logo. Results of the unscientific poll: wanted something to bring out this area. I knew Diamond Jackson wouldn't work; so I put down Diamond Jacks." Team owner David Hersh introduced Des Ormeaux (pronounced Dez-R-Mo, accent on the R) during HENDERSON CO. Education has trimmed its school construction plan by $3 million. Now, the school system has to sell the $17.5 million capital improvement plan to county commissioners. School board members met with the county's budget committee Saturday for a preliminary assessment of the plan, which will go before the full commission Monday night The plan is designed to al Imhoff said the agreement will not only take care of Bethel's immediate cash flow problems and pay off millions in debt, it will allow the college to "reconstitute our endowments and regain all of our assets." College and church officials Imhoff will work out the details in the agreement, which will be presented to the Gen-Please see CHURCH, 2A Readers split over v if l iciiii isiaiiiimu Jaxx logo Wednesday's unveiling of the team logo. He announced she had won four season tickets, good for five years. Please see DIAMOND, 2A Column, 1C. Editorial, 2E. $3 million leviate overcrowding at the system's eight facilities and comply with state student-classroom ratios. The state's 21st Century Better Education Program calls for one classroom for every 20 students. School board members voted 5-2 Thursday night to trim the plan from $20.5 million to $17.5 million. The cuts came after some commissioners questioned whether all proposed items were necessary. A $20 million construction plan sub-Please see SCHOOL, 2A 'mJ& Helping Bethel College The General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church voted Saturday to: ft Jit) IRS tax audits 1 are more likelyi to hit little mail Study: The IRS is increasing audits of small businesses, individuals making less than $25,000. " Gannett News Service , WASHINGTON - As Ameri-1 cans put the finishing touches on their tax returns, researchers have spotted several trends in Internal Revenue Service enforcement and audit patterns that could add to their anxiety. The IRS has sharply reduced the number of audits of wealthier Americans while increasing those of taxpayers with less income. Smaller rather than large businesses are increasingly targeted for audit Your chances of facing an audit, criminal referral or criminal prosecution can vary widely by geographic location. The trends, announced Saturday, were spotted by Syracuse University researchers. From 1988 to 1995, audit rates for individual nonbusiness taxpayers with incomes of more than $100,000 declined by a factor of four from 11.4 percent to 2.79 percent, the researchers found. Meanwhile, audit rates for individuals making less than $25,000 and filing a short form almost doubled, going from 1.03 percent to 1.96 percent The audit rate for businesses of $25,000 or less has gone from 2.38 percent in 1988 to 4.39 percent in 1994. The audit rate for . businesses of $100,000 or more has gone down from 5.38 percent in 1988 to 3.57 percent The researchers found that chances of being audited were highest in Las Vegas (2 percent) and lowest in Louisville, Ky. (0.3 percent). Also among the areas with the highest audit rates for 1995 were Los Angeles, Manhattan and Jackson, Miss. Ten Commandments rally W Vs- kh: ? wVvf v-v The Associated Press ' Thousands gather on the steps of the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery on Saturday to show support for the right of ; County Judge Roy Moore to display the Ten Commandments : in his courtroom. Story, 2A. , : ' fatal? Refinance a $2.8 million loan for Bethel College that will take care of immediate cash flow ' problems and debt ; Allow Bethel to reclaim its assets, including an estimated $5.3 million endowment, which had been used as collateral to secure the original loan. WHAT'S NEXT The new plan will be presented to the General Assembly at its June 20 meeting. How to make filing day less taxing By JEFF BENNETT The Jackson Sun , , Most probably know the significance of April 15. But just in case you forgot, tax returns should be in the mail by midnight Tuesday.. "We are expecting more than 500,000 returns to be filed on April 15," said Gaye Parnell, Internal Revenue Service public affairs officer for the Kentucky-Tennessee District About 2.3 million people will file income tax returns in Tennessee this year. About 1.8 million already have been filed. Parnell offered these last-minute filing tips: j If you need an extension, file form 48-68, which is an automatic four-month extension. Pay as much as you can on the extension to cut down on interest you will be charged on the balance. ; Form 94-65 allows those who can't pay to file their return and establish an installment payment plan. i Sign the return and make: sure Social Security numbers are correct. Make sure W-2 forms are attached to the return. ; IRS phone lines will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.mj today through Tuesday. The number is 1-800-829-1040. The IRS Internet site is; www.irs.ustreas.gov. The site offers general information forms that can be downloaded and a place for questions and answers. ' Most city libraries have Internet sites. ; Check the status of your tax refund by calling 1-800-829 4477. '.3

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