The Selma Times-Journal from Selma, Alabama on February 15, 1988 · 2
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Selma, Alabama
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Monday, February 15, 1988
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2-THE SELMA TlUTTITrini. MONDAY. FEBRUARY 15, 1968 Gun fanatic sought for slayings Four die At least four paopk diod in ie.c acodate in Alabama, including a Birm ingham man killed Sunday wnen his car left a County road, struck trees ar.d overturned A State Trooper identified the victim of the 3:55 ajn. accident as Jet! Nash Jr., 31. The wreck happened on Alabama 269, about one mile wast of Sylvan Springs. In Chilton Countv. famaaan said Karen Brown Mims, 29. of Jenuson was killed Sunday at 1:15 ajn. when her car veered off U.S. 31 and struck a bridge. An investigation was continu ing in that accident, which happened about four miles north of the victim's hometown, troopers said. Turf club MONTGOMERY (AP) - A Bessemer legislator who wants to allow dog racing at one location in Jefferson County has sponsored a bill that could strangle the financially- crippled Birmingham Turf Club. Turf Club officials, unable to schedule horse racing this year at the $84 million track because of financial losses in 1987, have said their best hope of survival rests with the introduction of dog racing at the 1-year-old fa cility. Rep. Bobbie McDowell, D- Bessemer, introduced a bill in the House last week that would limit greyhound racing to one facility in Jefferson County. Clark tax plan MONTGOMERY (AP) - A proposal to generate $350 million with a flat 5 percent income tax rate would boost the tax liability of Alabamians by 30 percent and amounts to a huge tax increase. State Revenue Commissioner Jim Sizemore said. House Speaker Jimmy Clark, D-Eufaula, has proposed using $300 million from the proposed tax increase for schools, with the other $50 million to be fun-neled to programs in the Gen eral Fund budget. The state currently uses a graduated 5 percent income tax rate. Clark has not given specifics on proposed changes in exemp tions included in his tax proposal, saying he wants to wait on the Legislature to first address a plan by Gov. Guy Hunt to divert $41 million in education taxes to the state General Fund. Sheriff training MONTGOMERY (AP) - Want to be a sheriff in Alabama? Law enforcement training is not required and there are no age or residency requirements for anyone who can convince voters to let them pin on a badge, but the Alabama Sheriffs Association wants that to change When Joe smith became Tallapoosa County sheriff in 1983, he had had no previous law enforcement experience. But the former Dadeville mQvni nnur RA AaMAaA Via UlUJVIj 11VII V WMUVU 111. wouldn't simply learn his new trade through on-the-job train ing. T owed it to the people to know something about the law, smith said. Kennedy in space HUNTSVILLE (AP) - Sen. Edward Kennedy toured the Marshall Space Flight Center 25 years after President John F. Kennedy's visit and said he suDDorts efforts bv Sen. Howell Heflin to add $200 million to NASAs budget for the space station project. The Massachusetts Democrat toured a mock-up of the space station at Marshall Saturday and attended a reception at the Space and Rocket Center. Calling space exploration one of his brother's greatest accomplishments, Kennedy told reporters after the tour that he believes "the country should continue with the robust space exploration program and the manned space station." Emelle radiation MONTGOMERY f API More than 130 containers of waste shipped to Emelle from Ohio in 1981 and 1982 may have contained uranium that leaked from a plant involved in nu clear weapons production, an EPA official in Ohio said. TKo landfill at. fiNnaUa operated by Chemical Waste Management Inc., is not authorized to , accept radioac tive wastes. TALLADEGA (AP) - Police iiwtf ifaliiq the fatal shootincs of a Talladega woman and an Alpine man searched Sunday for a man described by a dispatcher as a 'gun fanatic" whose wife was seriously wounded during the apparent domestic dispute. Police said Janice A. Morris, 29, of Talladega and Ralph Swarm, 24, of Alpine died from wounds suffered in the Friday night shootings at an apartment at City Court No. 2, a Talladega housing project. Mrs. Morris was shot in the chest and Swann was shot at least once in the head. Geraldine George, 27, was shot under her left arm and was in condition Sunoav at Car- raway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham. All three were shot with a 9 "lHay (investigators) dont know what the details are," police dispatcher Willis Whatley said of the 7:58 p.m. shootings. Whatley said investigators searching tor Larry Donald George, 32, found George's car covered with brush Saturday afternoon in a wooded area of the Moxles Crossroads community in Talladega County. "He had tried to camouflage it," Whatley said. Whatley, who described George as a "gun fanatic who okas all kinds of weapons," and iniasjif Iim behove George is tarrying several weapons and bullet-proof vest George was described by porks as S-foot-2, 174i The Car stolen A young woman reported third degree assault and first degree theft. According to police reports, her former husband followed her and a friend yntil she stopped her car in downtown Selma Saturday. After a struggle in which her ex-husband grabbed her by the hair, he fled in his car with her car keys. When she returned later with her spare set of keys, her vehicle was gone from the vacant lot on Chickasaw Avenue, the report said Rain likely Rain likely Monday morning. Decreasing cloudiness in the afternoon. High in the upper 50s. Chance of ram 60 percent. Wind becoming northwest 10 to 20 mph. Monday night and Tuesday mostly clear. Low 30 to 35. High in the upper 50s. SUMMARY: South winds of 15 to 30 mph brought much warmer weather to Alabama Sunday. By mid- Several incidents of third degree assault were reported Saturday, including one at Mabry Street where a woman said her ex-boyfriend cut her with a knife following a brief argument. A group of teen girls reported being assaulted at Selma Mall. A resident of Valley Creek Homes reported criminal mischief. The report said some acquaintances threw eggs oh his 1972 Camaro, damaging the paint an estimated $300 worth. Breaking and entering was reported by a man who left his car overnight in the alley next to the police department An estimated $600 worth of dirty clothes was stolen from his car, afternoon temperatures ranged from 60 in the Tennessee Valley to 70 in parts of south Alabama. By late afternoon some light showers were spreading into west -central and northwest Alabama, the forerunner of more extensive precipitation Monday. A cold front will enter the state from the west Monday. The rain and thunderstorms will be ending over the north and west Monday morning and in the southeast later in the day. but in to im mediately determine a motive for the shootings. He said George's relationship to the victims had not been determined on Sunday. Investigators could not immediately talk to Mrs. George, Whatley said said the complainant, who had been arrested on his way to do laundry. Criminal mischief was reported on Old Orrville Road where a resident said his sliding glass door sustained about $100 South Central Bell reported a pay phone at the Clean Machine car wash on West Dallas Avenue was torn from the wall . Steven Dwayne McDonald, 18. of Selma, was arrested ana charged with second degree criminal trespassing. Samuel Hall, 33, of 50-C Felix Heights, was arrested and charged with running a red light, driving with a revoked license andDUI. As the cold air spreads across the state it will be mostly clear Monday night and Tuesday. Lows Monday night will be in the upper 20s to mid 30s. . EXTENDED FORECAST: Partly cloudy with possible showers north Wednesday or Thursday. Lows 27 to 37. Highs 52 to 62. NORTHWEST FLORIDA: Rain and thunderstorms ending from the west Monday. t j e B? - Eyes on you Photo by STACIE EDWARDS . His eyes tell the story. He's been at the Central Alabama Humane Society for about a week and his time is running out. This pup is part terrier and seven weeks old. His coat is brown and black and hell grow to be the perfect size house pet. Come by and see him and the many other homeless, love-starved animals at the Shelter on Highway 80. The hours are 9 a.m. to 5 pjn. Monday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. IRS service hours Philip J. Sullivan, Internal Revenue Service District Director for Alabama said, "We have opened a new office for walk-in assistance in Florence and extended hours at all other taxpayer service offices in Alabama." The nearest IRS service center for Dallas County residents is in Montgomery, at 474 South Court Street. Office hours in Montgomery are 8:30 to 4:30, Monday through Friday. "In addition," he said, "our hours for toll-free telephone assistance have been expanded to include Saturdays from 9 ajn. to 2 p.m. and Feb. 15 a legal Federal holiday." Through the IRS toll-free telephone number. 1-800424-1040, available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-& p.m., you can obtain assistance on tax questions, IRS programs and account related matters. Emergency Runs Reported by Haynes Ambulance 3:42 p.m. Minter Avenue, possible heart attack. Fire Calls Reported by the Selma Fire Department 5:20 p.m. broken pipe at Miller Lumber Co. No. 4. State Troopers No traffic injuries reported Sunday. "tP m m Sk A m s ucauay Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 184 will meet at the Masonic Hall on Water Avenue at 7 p.m. Selma Chapter 53, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will meet at 3 p.m. at the amitherman Building. NARFE will meet at 11 a.m. at the Plantation Inn. Red Cross will be conducting a First Aid Course Feb. 17th & 18th at the Red Cross Office from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. You must attend both nights. For more information call 874-4641. Cost is $15 per person. Wednesday Sojourner Truth Chapter 65 Order of the Eastern Star will meet at 4 p.m. at the Masonic Temple Broad Street. All members are urged to be present. Important business. Thursday The newly formed Selma High Parent-Teacher-Student Organization will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. The Arthritis Foundation annouces a New Juvenile Arthritis (AJAO) support group. The first meeting will be held at St. Margaret's - Hospital, conference room A at 7 p.m. There is no charge. For more information call 832-4008. The Bahamian Students of Selma University are sponsoring Bahamian Day Cultural Exhibition at the school beginning at 9 a.m. The Annual Meeting for the Economic Development Authority will be held at the Performing Arts at 5:30 p.m. Friday The GED Test will be administered at the Adult Learning Center, Craig Campus for those who have pre-registered only. For further information please call 875-2634 ext. 74. Beloit Center will be giving away during the Talent Show featuring local talents of all ages at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend. There is no charge for the event. Saturday The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority will sponsor a Drug Abuse Workshop at George C. Wallace College 20 at 10 a.m. to noon. All high school, junior high, middle schools and college students are urged to attend. The R.B. Hudson Class of 1968 will have its class reunion meeting at 3 p.m. at the Torch Lounge on Vine Street. For more information call 875-2465. Red Cross will be conducting a CPR course at the Red Cross office from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Cost is $10 per person, For more information call 874-4641. Upcoming The" Y.WA. of Ebenezer Baptist Church presents "Echoes of Heros" in the commemoration of Black History Month on Sun., Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. JL. Chestnut will be the featured speaker. Selma Emblem Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Elk's Lodge on Highway 80 West Feb. 22. Open 8 a.m. Monday Morning r ALUMINUM CANS INTRODUCING... CRPTRIN CRN Recycler of the Universe Call us daily for current prices. 872-4905 We buy-Copper Brass Scrap Aluminum Radiators Junk Batteries Free Soft Drink With 25 Lb. Cans Or More "Captain Can Say's. . .Recycle your cans and scrap metal with him at..." 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