The World from Coos Bay, Oregon on August 23, 1986 · 2
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Coos Bay, Oregon
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Saturday, August 23, 1986
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Page I THE WORLD, Coos Bay, Ore., Saturday, August 23, 1986 NB cancels vote to avoid state violation (Continued from Page 1) year, in addition to other cuts amounting to about $40,000 made by the budget committee, Roth said he was recommending a $150,000 annual serial levy to "put us back where we once were." The $150,000 figure is about the same as the levy requests that would have been voted on Sept. 16. In the event of passage the actual 1986-87 expenditures would still remain about $70,000 less than this year. The $1.25 million tax base proposal would essentially cover the same needs, since the city's current tax base is $979,367. Such a tax base would cover present needs, plus the items which have been cut by the budget committee and council. Roth said he had no estimate of a possible tax rate on either measure. Roth's argument is the city has "started oux lean and stayed lean" during the last string of tight budget years. In 1973-74 the city had 61.5 full-time equivalent personnel funded by the general fund budget the money directly from local property taxes. In the current budget the same money funds 51 people, he said. In 1973-74 there were nine people funded by other sources of funds including airport revenues and sewer system fees, he said. That number has expanded to 12, partly due to growth in population and subsequent need to add more people to sewer operations and partly due to establishment of the North Bend Information Center, where a full-time position is supported by hotel-motel taxes. Another source of growth is library usage, where staff are supported by a countywide levy for all libraries. During the same period, the city has protected and enhanced, the key aspects of city service, Roth said, especially public safety. In 1973-74, 48.8 percent of the city's staff was providing direct public safety police and fire services. ' In the current budget, 55.9 percent of the staff provides these two essential services, he said. The recent progress of the city completing a new park, building a a boat ramp, starting toward a new, double-in-size library, has all been eked out with non-property tax funds, Roth said. Sewer work, for instance, involved a $77,934 plan funded by federal revenue sharing. The city's share of the actual separation of storm and sanitary sewers at a cost of $1,145,000 will be $561,000 in monthly sewer users fees. The Pony Point boat ramp was built by $37,044 in federal revenue sharing and $72,500from the stae Marine Board, along with $50,000 from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. V'. Completion of Ferry Road Park came from $37,533 in federal revenue sharing funds for the phase-one parking lot, sewers, field, retaining wall, fencing and backstop; another $12,212 in federal revenue shring for footpath, picnic tables, bleachers, infield and topsoil, coupled with $12,212 from the state parks division, and a $6,400 donation from private sources for a shelter. The new $1 million library will be built from grants and donations and initial work has been funded by the countywide library system and grants. Roth concludes, "We have not been adding personnel, we've lost people and our population has bone up, whiel services have remained the same. Local money is funding the basics only. ' ' Earlier, Roth warned failure to pass a budget would result in loss of essential services. Curry fair slated GOLD BEACH - The 1986 Curry County Fair, featuring exhibitions, a carnival, a grand parade, music and truck pulls, swings into action Thursday, Aug. 28 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 31 at the Curry County Fairgrounds in Gold Beach. The carnival and 4-H exhibitions and demonstrations run daily while the music, beginning with performances by Red Barnes and the Country Knights, the Cold Nose Five and Data, kicks off Friday at the Outdoor Stage. The grand parade starts down Highway 101 at 11 a.m. Saturday and is followed by musical performances by the North Coast Pipe Bank, the Cold Nose Five and Buckboard. The 4-wheel drive pulling contest begins at 6 p.m. at the Arena, followed by a performance by the country and western band Buckboard. The traditional barbeque, this year featuring beef, begins at 11:30 a.m. and highlights Sunday's activities. There will be a $1 charge per serving, fair officials announced. The last day of the fair also will feature the 4-wheel drive pulls, as well as ATV 3 and ATV 4-wheeler pulls in the arena. The fair closes at 5 p.m. Sunday. TheiWorld USPS 692-340 Entered as Second Class Matter at the Post Office at Coos Bay, Oregon. Published by Southwestern Oregon Publishing Co. Daily Except Sunday. Postmaster: Send address changes to The World at Fourth & Commercial Ave., Coos Bay, Ore. 97420. JEROME P. BARON ' Publisher CHARLES KOCHER Managing Editor CAROLE CAMPBELL Office Manager WALLY JOHNSON Production Manager RONALD BREEDLOVE Press Foreman HAROLD STEININGER Circulation Manager CINDI MILLER Advertising Director SUBSCRIPTION RATES: BY CARRIER, MONTH: $5.25, pay Junior Dealer. Carrier will collect each month. Any portion of the month, 21 cents per copy on any carrier route. We collect In arrears. Carriers start collecting on the 25th of each month except motor routes. All motor routes are collected in advance. Payments for more than one month in advance can be arranged. BY MAIL: Coos, Curry, Western Douglas and Lane counties, month: $5.50; three months: $16.50; six months: $33.00; year: $66.00. ELSEWHERE: month: $5.75; three months: $17.25; six months: $34.50; year: $69.00. This is regular mail, not air mail. We are not set up for air mail delivery. We must have ZIP CODE NUMBER. Single Copy: 25 cents Bay Area subscribers: If your World falls to arrive by 5:30 p.m., please call our office, 269-1222, and we will notify your carrier. Circulation complaint hours are until 6:30 p.m. daily and 9:30 a.m. on Saturday mornings. If calling after this time, paper will be delivered with the next day's paper. Coos Bay, North Bend, Reedsport areas 269-1222 Bandon Motor Route South E.Caldwell, 347-2587 Bandon Motor Route North Elaine Caldwell-, 347-2587 Port Orford Motor Route Lola House, 332-4282 Gold Beach Motor Route 269-1222 collect , . - BrooKings-Harbor Area 269-1222 collect Coquille, Myrtle Point, Powers Marie Ide, 396-4493 East Bay Drive Area Bert Martindale, 888-9176 Hauser ' Linda Whalen, 756-4971 Coos River and Allegany areas Audis Fauver, 267-3268 Llbby Area, Hwy. 42-Greenacres Connie Ralph, 756-4300 Sumner, Ross, Oliver Barber, Catching Slough Road areas Sue Bailey, 269-9669 MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION Southwestern Oregon Publishing Co., 1986 Myrtle Point school district finds 'black ink beautiful' By MARK FREEMAN Staff Writer MYRTLE POINT - While many Coos County school districts are wallowing in red ink after recent defeats of proposed tax-levy increases, Myrtle Point School District 41 has found that black ink is beautiful. It's so beautiful, in fact, that the district has reduced its 1986-87 tax levy by $250,000, possibly saving homeowners about $2 per assessed $1,000 this next school year. Though the district could levy a total of $2,726,691 under its tax base, it has certified a levy of $2,476,691 showing the $250,000 reduction. "Being able to do that is a real positive thing for us," school district Kremlin makes appeal MOSCOW (AP ) - Soviet officials disclosed Friday that the Kremlin has made overtures to China, the West and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting countries in an apparent effort to broaden economic ties with the outside world. Ivan D. Ivanov, the Foreign Ministry official recently named to oversee international economic relations, told a news conference that the Kremlin is studying China's economic reforms looking into possible joint business ventures with Western nations. Ivanov also confirmed that the Soviet Union has asked to participate as an observer in negotiations next month under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. He said, the Kremlin wants to become a "full-fledged member" of the Geneva-based organization, which seeks to reduce trade barriers. . Foreign Ministry spokesman Gen-nady Gerasimov said at the same briefing that Moscow has agreed at Iran's request to cut oil exports to the West by 100,000 barrels a day for the next two months to help stabilize world oil prices. Gerasimov said he did not know what percentage of Soviet oil exports the cutback represents or how it will effect earnings from oil sales. The move is intended to bolster OPEC's attempts to reduce the current world oil glut, he said. Iran, one of the oil cartel's 13 Obituaries Samuel G. Hyatt RENO, Nev. Samuel Glenn Hyatt, 48, Reno, died Aug. 16 in Reno. A native of North Bend, he was born Dec. 25, 1937, and graduated from North Bend High School in 1956. He was a resident of Reno for more than a year, moving from Lakeview. Mr. Hyatt was an assistant comptroller at the Truckee Meadows Hospital and received a bachelor of science degree from Southern Oregon State College. He was a recipient of the Dr. Frist Humanitarian Award and was an Army veteran, receiving the bronze star and three purple hearts as a Green Beret warrant officer. Survivors include his wife, Deborah L.; a son, Daniel; daughter, Roslynn, all of Reno; brother, Fred of Mount Clair, N.J.; one aunt, one uncle, and numerous cousins. Cremation was at the Mountain View crematorium, under the direction of Ross, Burkey and Knobel Mortuary in Reno. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of the donor's choice. Superintendent Tom Roe said. ''These are tough times and the district's board of directors has always supported us. Here we found a way to reciprocate some of that." ) ' The district rolled back its original levy because of a cash carryover from the 1985-86 budget year, Roe said. Pre-audit figures indicated the district had an excess of about $500,000 this year, so the reduction in the levy reduces the tax rate from $18.03 per assessed $1,000 to about $15.92 per assessed $1,000, Roe said. ! The district has been experiencing decreasing enrollment and as school personnel are leaving, the district is replacing fewer of the, Roe said. Because of this and a "conservative attitude" toward expenditures, the member nations, has been pressing for deep production cut to push prices up. Iranian Oil Minister Gholamreza Aghazadeh visited Moscow this week. Ivanov and Gerasimov released few details of any of the proposed economic moves. The efforts to expand economic ties with such a diverse array of nations appeared to signal a desire for a larger Kremlin role in world economic affairs. It coincides with a Soviet re-examination of political) relations with other countries under1! Mikhail S. Gorbachev, who became,: the Communist Party's general' secretary in March 1985. " 'The'Foreigri MSnistrjPha'been reorganized and- portfolios redistributed among the 13 deputies to Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze. New desks have been created in the ministry to deal with such topics as economic ties and disarmament. Ivanov said First Deputy Premier Nikolai Talyzin, who heads the Soviet planning agency Gosplan, will talk with Chinese counterparts about economic reforms under Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping and exchange planning information. A Japanese newspaper said Friday that border hostilities between the Communist giants flared up July 12, and that Soviet soldiers shot one Chinese soldier to death and wounded another. Gerasimov refused Friday to comment on the report, saying only that the border was q uiet. Edwin Peet COQUILLE Funeral services for Edwin Peet, 58, Coquille, will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church of Coquille with Floyd Huntley and John Tastad officiating. Amling-Schroeder Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Peet was born April 26, 1928, in Cottonwood, Ariz., and died Aug. 22 in Coquille. He and Christine Maggard were married Dec. 21, 1963, in Reno, Nev., and have lived in Coquille since. Mr. Peet was a veteran of the Korean conflict and retired from the Roseburg Lumber Co. in 1979, Survivors include his wife Christine of Coquille; daughter Tammy Peet of Coquille ; sons Rodney and Scott of Coquille; sisters Violet Miller of Coquille, Louise Rupe of Hurley, N.M., Edna Farris of Bandon, and Shirley Holliday of Camp Verde, Ariz.; and three granddaughters. Internment with military honors will follow the service at Pioneer Cemetery, district has been saving money, he said. "This gave us the opportunity to lower the levy and still be comfortable with our services," Roe said. And that comfort should translate into a reduction in the levy from $2.73 per assessed $1,000 to $2.48, he said. But as Roe's students know, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. The district will not receive about $60,000 it budgeted from the Western Oregon Severance Tax, a state tax on privately cut timber. To offset this budgeted loss, the reduction of the levy will end up less than earlier believed, and the tax rate will probably end up slightly more than $16 per assessed $1,000 once it is finalized. Roe said. IP I JEREMY DOLAND BRIGHT Foul play out ; MYRTLE POINT -Police no ,i longer expect foul play in the disappearance of 14-year-old I Jeremy Doland Bright after sightings of Bright place him ,!with other teens in the area since he was reported missing Aug. 14. ' A number of area citizens have contacted police claiming to have seen Bright at various times on Friday and Saturday of last week, police said. ; Those sighting, which police consider reliable, came two days after Bright was separated from his 10-year-old sister near the f erris wheel at the Coos County Fair. There had been reports that Bright was forcibly removed by a )man with various descriptions, but police now have "just about completely ruled out that sort of foul play in the case, "Officer Larry Schafer said. . Bright is still listed as missing and as a runaway and this is a standard procedure so Myrtle Point police or other police agencies can legally detain Bright when he is found, Schafer said. America'js'Finest Income Tax Course Learnmp income taxes now could oiler you money making opportunities and save you money on your return al lax lime Morning, afternoon, evening classes Reasonable course lee daises begin 9-4. HIH nt Coos Bay Officei. Senrt lor mnrp information todav or call now1 281 S. Broadway, Cool Bay Contact our nearest office mm mt HR BLOCK Please send met Imp information about your r The World on Saturday Internationa JAMBA, Angola An Angolan guerrilla leader says the Soviet-aided government troops have begun using chemical weapons in the country's 10-year-old civil war. The bombs, according to the general, emit a "yellow and green toxic vapor. ' ' LA PAZ, Bolivia Rail and domestic air services wre shut down a? workers began a 48-hour strike to protest government economic policies and to demand removal of U.S. troops who provide support for police raids on cocaine producers. ' VATICAN CITY Further "housecleaning" might be ordered of U.S. clergy and institutions, the Vatican warned, following censorship of Rev. Charles E. Curran who vowed to continue his teachings. If he doies, the Vatican said, the priest could face further punishment. MOSCOW U.S. and Soviet atomic energy officials signed an agreement Friday to revive formal exchanges on nuclear energy and add nuclear plant safety to their duscussions. The joint U.S.-U.S.S.R. committee on peaceful use of atomic energy had not met since 1978. ' JOHANNESBURG, South Africa The government has stockpiled strategic goods for a decade as protection against international anti-apartheid sanctions and has set up a panel to find ways to circumvent them, the country's manpower minister said. National WASHINGTON, D.C. - Pan Am, the country's 6th largest airline, agreed to pay $2 million in penalities because of safety violations uncovered by government inspectors, the FAA reported. EDMOND, Okla. Mourners gathered in churches around the state for funerals for postal employees killed Wednesday by Patrick Henry Sherrill. Meanwhile, the Oklahoma Air National Guard says it issued Sherrill two Colt .45-caliber pistols used in the mass killing. He was slated to compete in a marksmanship contest later this month. . WASHINGTON, D.C. rr. Thq government reported the biggest menthly ,.. t increase since 1984 ,in,prders, t factories for; t'toig tiqket" dupable goods, Seen by most economists as a positive sign for the economy.' j,, HUNTSVILLE,' Texas Larry Smith, 30, who fobbed $25 from a convenience store and killed a clerk who failed to open the store safe was put to death by injection Friday. It's the second execution in Texas in 48 hours. WASHINGTON, D.C. A congressional staff report concluding former White House aide Michael K. Deaver lied to a House subcommittee investigating his lobbying activities says it may have been in error, according to chairman Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich. A letter from Dingell acknowledges the error and Deaver may have indeed informed a client in advance of a meeting with James C. Miller III, director of the Office of Management and Budget. Oregon, Northwest PORTLAND Union millworkers ratified a Boise Cascade Corp. contract calling for wage cuts and repeal of five company holidays. About 2,200 workers affected at 11 plants in Oregon, Idaho and Washington. PORTLAND Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission decided Friday that the fire danger in Eastern Oregon is not enough to warrant a delay or cancellation of deer and elk bow-hunting set to open today. BURNS Federal investigators began their probe into the crash of the light airplane carrying five federal workers and a private pilot to their deaths on Steens Mountain. PORTLAND Lumber production and shipments increased but orders declined in 12 western states this past week, a trade association reports. About 388 million board feet were produced, up 13 million feet. Orders were 369 million board feet, up 20 million. From Associated Press Reports Safeway cutbacks PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Safeway Stores Inc. has decided to eliminate the jobs of 20 employees at its Portland headquarters for the Oregon and Southwest Washington region. CONGRATULATIONS Janice Kendall of Coquille iO Our Lucky Winner HE g2B New Serger from our 40 and still pumping Happy Birthday Dick Coos County Fair Drawing tax preparation tourse Name I COOS BAY SEWING CENTER 101 N. 0C7 JIA1C Downtown Broadway ZOlUlD Coos Bay I Address I Ctty "State Phone People read spot ads . . . you are now! Zip .'hi A

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