The World from Coos Bay, Oregon on September 4, 1986 · 1
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Coos Bay, Oregon
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Thursday, September 4, 1986
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ioience erupts Sim biacktowoship JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) Thousands of black youths today burned barricades, stoned buses and marched in protest in Soweto as security forces fired warning shots and tear gas to block a mass funeral for at least 20 blacks killed by police. Witnesses said one woman was killed when militant youths trying to enforce a protest strike chased her with whips in a train station and she fell in front of a train. They said a man was injured when he jumped from a ' train to escape the youths. Tens of thousands of blacks in Soweto, the huge black township outside Johannesburg, joined the strike. , The Bureau for Information said eight people were arrested in a gasoline bomb incident, but gave no details. No casualties were reported. "All Soweto has been declared an unrest area," said Brig. Gideon Loubscher, divisional police commander. Police using tear gas and firing guns in the air blocked a mass funeral for blacks killed by police in the Aug. 26-27 riots in Soweto. Black clergy said they interposed themselves between mourners and security forces to prevent violence as mourners left the stadium with their hands raised. "The funerals are off indefinitely," said Simeon Nkoane, Anglican bishop in townships east of Johannesburg, after he and other clergy met at St. Paul's Anglican church in Soweto to decide what to do. The clergy had planned to defy a police ban on the mass funeral but yielded after police and soldiers surrounded St. Paul's. Witnesses said security forces fired tear gas near the church and two helicopters hovered overhead. Nkoane said Sowetans would not accept police orders to bury the riot victims four at a time, and only on weekdays. "People are angry. I've never seen them so angry," he said. However, the Rev. David Nkwe, rector of St. Paul's, said police seized the bodies of 10 riot victims and buried them. It was not immediately clear whether the families of the dead agreed to the burials. Swap for Daniloff proposed WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States was awaiting a response today from Moscow on a plan that would free an American journalist accused of spying in exchange for an understanding that a Soviet physicist could be sent home after he stands trial on espionage charges. The deal to liberate U.S. News & World Report correspondent Nicholas Daniloff would involve temporarily releasing Gennady F. Zakharov, the physicist who was assigned to the United Nations Secretariat, to the Soviet ambassador, U.S. officials said Wednesday. There was no immediate response from Moscow to the proposal, the officials said. The State Department would have favored release of Zakharov to the ambassador's custody before Danilof-f 's apprehension Saturday but was not consulted, said an official who spoke only on condition of anonymity. "That's standard procedure," he said. TTIhio. Wcoiplldl Serving Oregon's great South Coast for over 100 years No. 51 108th Year Published in Coos Bay, Oregon 97420 Thursday, Septembers 1986 25 Cents 1111 m-'og mx iffiia i:;se:; f Siflllll$ft A lonely, cold fog that clung to the Bay Area when the dawn broke this morning silhouettes a worker as he helps load the Ocean Cosmos at Central Dock with logs Cold lonely fog bound for Japan. The fog so thick you couldn't see the bow from the stern is the price the South Coast pays for another routine in September weather: World photo by Jim Warner bright, clear, warm afternoon. The forecast for today and Friday is for more of the same morning fog burning off to 70-degree afternoons. At Lakeside Old boundary splits house LAKESIDE - Whenever Tim Crockett strolls into his kitchen he straddles the city boundaries. Consequently Crockett, who rents the three-story home on Hilltop Road from Ed Hiatt, has One-third of his residence within Lakeside but cannot qualify for city sewage services. Hiatt has wanted his property within the city boundaries so he can possibly build another dwelling on the IV2 acres and dump the septic tank used there since it was first built. Sewers are now only about two months away as the Coos County Board of Commissioners approved Wednesday the proposed annexation of Hiatt's land and five other parcels into Lakeside city boundaries. While approving the annexation, the commission also expanded the city's urban growth boundaries to include these pieces of land, making the land the jurisdiction of city planning rules instead of more stringent county rules. The commission approved of the annexations only if the affected land owners approved and no one owning county land would be encircled by the new city boundaries, Commissioner Jack Beebe said. Due to county planning ordinances, the city could not add homes onto its sewage lines if the homes were not in its urban growth boundaries as drawn .byjthe county, county Planning Director Bill Grile said. Urban growth boundaries in Lakeside are also the city boundaries, so only city homes may receive sewage service, Grile said. Land along Hilltop Road owned by Hiatt and Stan Hoy, and parcels on North Lake Road owned by John Magnum, Donald Higbee and David Hanson will officially be part of Lakeside Nov. 5. Two other parcels of land were denied annexation because they would have encircled land owned by a man who did not wish to be annexed. Clouds, fog FORECAST: Increasing low clouds and fog tonight. Northwest wind from 10 to 15 mph (16-24km). Low clouds and fog Friday with afternoon clearing. Highs from 65 to 72. Lows from 50 to 55. TEMPERATURES: High Wednesday 65 (18.3C), low 51 (10.5C), no precipitation. Total rainfall to date: 46.19 inches. Lakeside annexed the properties after spending close to two years seeking ways of adding homes to its sewage treatment plant, Mayor Pat Bernier said. The plant, which currently services two-thirds of Lakeside's 1,440 residents, is operating at only 20 percent of its capacity and more additions are needed to make it more cost-effective, Bernier said. Shrimper search resumes The Coast Guard will resume its search today and shift it further south for the missing shrimper Liebling after receiving new information and the interest of five U.S. Congressmen. A Coast Guard C-130 twin-engine aircraft based in Sacramento is scheduled to search a 16,000-square-foot area of waters off the California Coast for the 80-foot shrimper missing since Aug. 28. ' -- - On board are Dale Dixson, 40 of Crescent City, Calif., and his sons Rusty, 18, Jason, 14, and Caleb, 7, and crew member Mike Goergen, 25, of Brookings. Officials at the Coast Guard's Rescue Coordinations Center in Seattle suspended the initial search Monday night after finding no trace of the steel-hulled shrimper. It decided to resume the search Wednesday after learning Dixson often fishes along the California Coast, Petty Office Greg Robinson of the Coast Guard's Seattle station. "Although we can cover a lot of ocean, this moves our search areas around," Robinson said. Search areas now are bounded by California's Point Arena to the south and north to Crescent City, Calif., the Coast Guard reported. Since the initial search was suspended, five congressmen, including Sen. Bob Packwood and Congressmen Jim Weaver and Les AuCoin of Oregon, have contacted the Coast Guard expressing interest in . resuming the search, Robinson said. 'Real cuts' reported for D-9 levy By DAVE PEDEN Staff Writer During a period when the Coos Bay economy has taken a severe beating, real cutbacks have been made in the local school system, according to district officials. Chief among those cuts has been the layoff of 65 teachers since 1981-82, and the closing last year of five schools in a last-ditch economic move to get a levy approved by hard-pressed district patrons. This year's proposed $9.3 million total levy is more than 10 percent less than local property owners paid to support the Coos Bay School system in 1981-82. The levy requested in this current mail election would provide 57 percent of the funds required to balance the 1986-87 school budget of $16.3 million. Voters are now returning ballots to decide the fate of a $7.6 million levy request that would provide the lion's share of local money required. The district's tax base plus incoming taxes from previous years makes up the difference between the measure on the ballot and the total local tax levy. Despite the cuts in schools, the layoff last year of several classified (non-teaching) employees, the contracting out of food and transportation services and other cost-saving measures, both the local levy and the total school budget rose this year the levy by 3.4 percent and the budget by 1.2 percent. Coos Bay School Superintendent Giles Parker points to a $200,000-plus hike in maintenance and equipment purchases and salary increases for secretaries, aides and maintenance personnel as the prime cause of the overall increase. Parker said pay for district administrators will decrease by more than $50,000 under the 1986-87 budget. "People always clamor for a reduc tion in administration. I think that's a cheap, easy shot. Three years ao we had 25 administrators. Today we have 19. And two of the three years I've been here administrators took a freeze, with the exception of classified supervisors. Parker claimed that of 35 superintendents in the state with more than 3,000 students, "I'm the lowest paid. My salary should be compared to people in private industry with 300 to 400 employees and a $16 million budget." The district, he said, does take $9 million from the property owners in taxes, but it maintains a $13 million payroll for the local community. Teachers in the district have seen their average salaries rise by 26 percent in the last five years, although the largest share of that increase occurred in 1982, when 43 of the district's newest and lowest paid instructors were laid off. Teacher salaries as a percentage of the overall school (Continued on Page 2) coosbayschooldistrictI 1981,82 I 1982,83 I 1983,84 1984-85 1 1985 86 Total Levy $10,400,543 $9,735,644 $8,952,323 $9,695,881 $9,018,112 $9,330,461 (Including tax base) --. Total Budget $15,641,423 $14,225,000 $15,170,250 $15,658,475 $16,114,696 $16,322,512 Tax Rate $14.47 $14.05 $11.84 $14.48 $12.96 $13.84 Enrollment 4,773 4,598 4,579 4,327 4,334 4,232 Outside Revenue 34 32 41 38 44 43 Asof budget Number of Teachers 263 220 215 219 202 198 Cost Per Student $3,277 $3,093 $3,313 $3,618 $3,718 3,857 Avg. Teacher Salary $21,142 $24,243 $25,229 $25,508 $26,731 $26,731 Total Teacher Pay $6,000,819 $5,245,913 $5,520,494 $5,561,499 $5,420,813 $5,476,067 (Fulltime only) Teacher Pay , 2B 37 36 35.5 33.6 33.5 As of budget Admin. Salary $803,535 $822,660 $871,894 $930,214 $894,723 $841,248 Adm. Pay 5.1 5.7 5.7 5.9 5.5 5.1 A of budget INSIDE TIieQ&Woria Football preview The 1986 high school football season Is previewed in a special sports section devoted entirely to South Coast football and what fans can expect from Marshfield, North Bend, Powers and the Far West League. Pages 5-7. Coquille annexation . Annexation of a cluster of properties that will allow the city of Coquille to extend Its sewer services gained approval Wednesday of Coos commissioners. Page 2. Court ruling The Oregon Supreme Court Wednesday ruled new evidence can be considered In appeals In workers' compensation disputes if it couldn't be obtained at the time of a worker's first state hearing. Page 3. CBS on top The rating numbers are growing as the new season nears, which Is good news for CBS Evening News which handily beat Itscompetitlon last week. Page 11. EDITORIAL SPORTS COAST LIFE COMICS ENTERTAINMENT STOCKS CLASSIFIED WEATHER 4 5-7 9 10 11 12 13-19 20

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