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IT Oil km Serving Oregon's great South Coast for over 100 years Foggy No. 35 110th Year Published in Coos Bay, Oregon 97420 Saturday. August 13. 1988 25 Cents Convention nears hw i Rss-Ea Bush, Dukakis talk economics SJSSS and certain deployment" of the missile defense system. Bush has called for deployment as soon as feasible.

"We were thrilled with the original language and we're happy with where we are," said New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu, a Bush leader on the committee. "You're arguing over nuances." Bush and Reagan staged a joint appearance before Cabinet officers and senior appointees of the administration, with Bush appealing for their help in the fall campaign. Reagan said he would crisscross the country this fall to help Bush. I I ff) v' 111.

1 II'MII. r- Regional citizen award set World photo by Matt Antlrus room to celebrate the dedication of the facility to Cloe Ashworth, Emily Ashworth's colorful frontier mother-in-law. Many local volunteers donated materials, cash and labor for the project. Doreen Binder, right, and Freddye Webb-Petett, administrator of the state Adult and Family Services Division, discuss the opening of Cloe House, a shelter home in North Bend managed by the Women's Crisis Service. Webb-Petett was the guest speaker Friday night during an open house ceremony in the renovated building that was donated by Emily Ashworth, longtime board chairwoman of the Community Action Program (CAP).

Several dozen people gathered in the building's living By The Associated Press George Bush and Michael Dukakis swapped charges on the economy Friday while Republican platform writers finessed a disagreement over Star Wars in the conservative blueprint that the vice president will take from next week's convention into the fall campaign. GOP chairman Frank Fahrenkopf said the platform would reflect Bush's call for a "new direction" in some areas, but more generally he added: "We're a conservative political party. We're proud of that. We're not afraid of the 'c' word." Bush met privately with advisers to discuss topic No. 1 on the minds of Republicans his choice of a running mate but offered no public clue.

In Illinois, Gov. Jim Thompson announced he did not wish to be considered for the post. "The vice president's job requires a lot of national and international travel," he said. "My wife couldn't travel with me because I've got a 10-year-old in Fahrenkopf urged Bush publicly to make a dramatic announcement of his choice of a running mate Wednesday night after the convention bestows its presidential nomination on him rather than on Thursday, as is now the plan. Bush, campaigning in Washington, told Reagan administration loyalists he stands for "low taxes and high opportunity" for all and accused Democrats of favoring policies that would doom the economic recovery.

Democrat Dukakis, completing a five-state campaign sweep, fired back that Republican "borrowing and spending" caused this week's rise in interest rates. Dukakis said climbing interest rates were an "irresponsibility tax" forced on Americans by deficit spending of the Reagan era, and added: "We deserve an explanation from the Republicans at that convention about what they're doing to the American people." Both Bush and Dukakis were pointing their efforts toward next week the vice president by previewing the themes of peace and prosperity and his Democratic rival by airing the first television commercials of the fall campaign in Texas and California in a bid to take the sting out of an attack the GOP will launch against him from New Orleans. Republican platform writers in New Orleans avoided a disagreement over Star Wars when the Bush forces agreed to accept a draft penned by conservatives that called for "rapid Last seen at '86 Coos County Fair Program to film case of missing boy By MARK FREEMAN Staff Writer MYRTLE POINT The baffling and unsolved disappearance of a Myrtle Point teen-ager reportedly last seen two years ago Sunday will be the subject of a nationally televised docu-drama to be filmed next weekend in and around Myrtle Point. Jeremy Doland Bright, who disappeared during the 1986 Coos County Fair in Myrtle Point, will be featured in an episode of "Unsolved Mysteries" to be aired this fall on NBC. The subject of an on-going missing person and possible homicide case by the Coos County Sheriff's Office, the various theories surrounding Bright's disappearance will be chronicled by local actors, according to Laura Patterson, a producer at the Los Angeles-based Cosgrove-Meurer Productions Co.

While revealing the unproven rumors behind Bright's disappearance that have led local authorities to consider the disappearance a bizarre and baffling case, program producers and local investigators hope it could lead to information that may help solve the mystery. "It's time to do something that might break the case open for us," Coos County Sheriff's Lt. Bob Greene said. "There might be some person out there, either a resident of Coos County or somewhere else, who may know something. "A program like this might tweak their mind and this may provide some bit of information for us to add to the other pieces of the puzzle," Greene said.

Bright was a 14-year-old boy who was an excellent basketball player and anxious to begin high school when he disappeared in Myrtle Point Aug. 14, 1986, according to police reports. He was separated from his 10-year-old sister while near the ferris wheel at the Coos County Fair and last seen about 9:30 p.m. that night when he borrowed money from his stepfather while in a Myrtle Point cafe, police said. Though area residents report seeing Bright in Myrtle Point as late as Aug.

16 and 17, no trace of Bright has been found. The search for him as a missing child has gone nationwide and sheriff's investigators continue to log hours working on his disappearance. But the search widens with the airing of the Bright mystery. "It's got to work," said Diane Bright, Jeremy's mother who has been involved in the investigation and is helping with the show. "Something's got to work.

"I've got the chance to do a little (Continued on Page 2) I h. 1. i By BOB PUTNEY Staff Writer GOLD BEACH Nancy Haugland of Coquille has been named Regional Citizen of the Year by the Coos-Curry Council of Governments, while Marilyn Schafer of Gold Beach has received a special-merit award. They were honored by the local agency Thursday night during a dinner meeting in Gold Beach. "I was surprised," said Haugland, former manager for Pacific Power and Electric who moved to Coquille in 1980 and retired last year.

"But I really appreciate this. It's a very nice gesture on their part." "Until I moved here in 1980," Haugland said, "because of rny job I was never able to live in a town long enough to get that involved. They would always move me around." Haugland said she "had never been acquainted with the South Coast until I came here, and I really like the climate here. I have never lived in a town this small, and I found Coquille to be very friendly. I made friends here quickly." Because of the nature of her job, Haugland's duties included becoming involved in the community, she noted, and "that gave me the opportunity to see some of the things that could possibly be done to improve the town and make it more liveable.

So I devoted a lot of my time to that effort." She elected to remain in Coquille after retirement. "I felt completely at home and there were a number of projects I was working on, particularly the Highway 101 re-route. I hope I can stay around long enough to see that completed." Construction on the project is scheduled to begin sometime in 1990, Haugland noted. "Whether construction actually will start in 1990 is a concern to all of us, but at least we've been moved up to the construction slot," she said. Many citizens in Coquille "have been working on this project for 20 to 30 years," Haugland added.

Haugland was nominated by Coquille City Manager Patty Strain, who called the award-winner "an un-(Continued on Page 2) DIANE BRIGHT Still hopeful Tourism spurs state job growth TlieCWorltl its best July in years had it not been for labor strikes, the Employment Division said. In spite of the strikes, employment in millwork and structural wood grew by 100 to a record employment level of 11,400, it said. agency said. Trade employment, which includes both wholesale and retail, added jobs at a time when a decline of 500 jobs would be expected, it said. Tourism provided a big boost for the economy, the agency said.

Record employment levels were set last month by eating and drinking establishments, hotels and motels, and amusement and recreation spots, the division said. The lumber and wood products industry probably would have recorded Adoption trial A Utah trial to determine if a polygamous couple should be allowed to adopt six children has been set for Dec. 1 Page 7. Building empathy Imagine traveling half-way around the world to a strange country with a strange language to live with a group of strangers for three weeks to toil near the Bay Area. Outlook, Page 3.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) Strong showings by the tourism and retail industries helped bring down Oregon's unemployment rate last month, the state Employment Division says. Oregon's jobless rate was 5.9 percent in July, down from the June rate of 6.3 percent. Meanwhile, the national unemployment rate rose by one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.4 percent. All of the rates are adjusted to reflect seasonal factors.

Employment Division Administrator W.E. Hunter predicted Oregon's economy would continue to show strength in the coming months. "Tourism, food processing, and the resolution of labor disputes should add 5,000 to 10,000 jobs each month throughout the summer," Hunter said Friday in a news release. The July unemployment rate translated to 79,200 Oregonians on the jobless rolls, a decrease of 5,400 from the previous month, the Employment Division said. A total of 1.35 million Oregonians had jobs last month, it said.

Retail trade provided some of the best economic news last month with the opening of several major new stores around Oregon, the Employment Division said. General merchandise, food and apparel stores combined to add 2,000 jobs and reached record employment levels for this time of year, the STOCKS EDITORIAL COAST LIFE NOW HEAR THIS COAST LIFE SPORTS CLASSIFIED BUSINESS COMICS ENTERTAINMENT 3 4 5 6 8 12 18 1A 2A 3A 11, 13 i 9 Foggy ftp rf)i m4 FORECAST: Fog and low clouds today, with a chance of drizzle. Highs in the 60s (18.3 C). Northwest wind 10-20 mph (16-32 km). Fog and low clouds tonight, with a chance of drizzle.

Lows 50-55 (10 to 12.7 C). Mostly cloudy Sunday with some fog. Highs 60s (18.3C). TEMPERATURES'. High Friday 66 (18.8 C); low 48 (8.8 C).

No precipitation. Total rainfall to date 32.93 inches. World photo by Matt Andrus School Auditorium. The band performs from Bakersfield to Eugene and Coos Bay, and the men and women in the group often make up to 500 performances in a year. Friday night's concert was sponsored by The World.

A clarinet player in the United State Air Force Band of the Golden Gate concentrates on his over-the-ralnbow phrasing during a performance of a Judy Garland vocal medley one of many pieces offered In a concert Friday night at the Marshfield High NANCY HAUGLAND Regional citizen 1.

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