The Kilgore News Herald from Kilgore, Texas on January 12, 1984 · 6
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The Kilgore News Herald from Kilgore, Texas · 6

Kilgore, Texas
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Thursday, January 12, 1984
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"f "'TT s 1 k ‘r 4 i ’ 4 Wl hi a I 1 i !1l V’ ‘l i 1 ' ft $ — -m m rage ft KILOOKE NEWS HERALD Thursday January 12 1981 Nuclear waste guidelines under attack WASHINGTON (UPI) -The government’s plan for selecting the nation’s first high-level nuclear waste dump site is under strong sttack from several states that argue it is too vague to separate good locations from bad ones The blunt comments were made in testimony Wednesday at a Nuclear Regulatory Commission hearing The NRC must under law formally reject or concur with the department’s plan for choosing a site to store the highly radioactive waste which remains dangerous for thousands of years Factors to be considered under the plan include an area's geological and ground water characteristics earthquake activity and nearness to water supplies national parks wildlife refuges national forests and population centers The department has run into persistent opposition from many states as it proceeds with studies of various locations for a repository for waste generated by commercial atomic reactors The voluminous testimony at the NRC’s all-day session was no exception “The guidelines proposed are not only inadequate for disqualification and qualification of sites but virtually assure that potentially unacceptable sites will not be eliminated from consideration” the state of Wisconsin charged in its comments "Perhaps no other issue is as critical and will cause the greatest damage to the overall credibility of the entire siting program as the vagueness nonspecificity and overall silb- eve nature of the guide-argued Robert Loux director of Nevada’s Nuclear Waste Project Office “Of the nine sites currently under consideration the guidelines will not eliminate any of these sites from further consideration” Loux added Utah Gov Scott Matheann L Chapel honor rolls announced Three persons made the all A honor roll for the third six weeks at Lever-ett's Chapel Elementary School Listed on the all A honor roll were John Davis and Michael Sessions both from the fifth grade and John Cochran a sixth grader Students who made the “B” honor roll composed of students who had A's and B’s for the six week period were: Fourth grade — Charles McGee Mickle Ray and Shane White Fifth grade — Shannon Broome Christy Gough Ben Scott and Tully Swinney Sixth grade — Jill Bowlin Ginger Clark Sonya Pannell Shawn Robins Linda Shumaker Alicia Terry and Johnnie Wilson Seventh grade — Cindy Jones and Marie McClain i GET AHEAD OF COLD WEATHER! MARSHALLS TRUE VALUE HARDWARE S1 1 N Commerce strongly urged the NRC to reject the department’s plan saying it has “fundamental'7 deficiencies that make it “unlawful and Inadequate” Dr John Stucker assistant to South Carolina Gov Richard Riley warned that "inappropriate sites could be selected unless the guidelines are changed” In a briefing paper drawn uo for the five NRC missioners NRC staff experts summarized the comments the agency has received from a wide range of government officials and interested groups It said the most frequent criticisms of the guidelines is that they: —Are “too general” Many state governments "found the guidelines so general that when applied would not distinguish good from bad sites” —Allow the department to use “engineered barriers” to compensate for geologic deficiencies of particular sites Critics argued that “sites should be selected on their natural ability to siolate high-level waste” —Do not involve the public in the decision to pare down the number of potential sites from five to three —Do not rank the guidelines in importanre Schools set make-up day Students in Kilgore Independent School District will attend classes Friday originally scheduled as a student holiday said Dr Eddie Little superintendent of schools Friday will be a make-up day for a day of school missed when classes were dismissed Dec 16 because of a six-inch snowfall Friday will be the last day of the first semester It originally was designated as an in-service day for teachers Cold snap grips state United Press International ' A weak cold front today pushed through the northwest portion of Texas part of a low pressure system dipping down from western Oklahoma into the Trans Pecos region Skies were dear across much of the state except for some clouds over the Panhandle and portions of the southeast The northern South Plains had partly cloudy skies Predawn temperatures were cold across the state with most readings in the 20s and 30s with a few 40s along the upper coast and a part of far west Texas The early morning extremes ranged from a low of 26 degrees at Longview and Lufkin to 45 degrees at Galveston 4 Rusk County Electric Cooperative Inc NOTICE OF STATEMENT OF INTENT TO CHANGE RATES FOR ELECTRICAL SERVICE Rusk County Electric Cooperative Inc on the 2lst day of December 1983 and pursuit Section 16-I7(e) and 43(a) of the Public Utility Regulatory Act (Article 1446 VACS) filed a Statement of Intent and Petition for Authority to Change' Rates effective January 27 1984 Copies of the proposed revised tariff and schedules supporting testimony and other pertinent data may be inspected in the offices of the Cooperatives and at the offices of the Texas Public Utility Commission 7800 Shoal Creek Boulevard Austin Texas 78757 The proposed changes will increase the actual test year operating revenues of the Cooperatives $1147811 or approximately 1058 percent All customers and classes of customers of which the Texas Public Utility Commission exercises original rate ROBERT V BRADFORD Policl academy adds new director staff A new director two new instructors and an enlarged program of services are setting the East Texas Police Academy at Kilgore College on a new path in the coming year Robert V Bradford has been named director of the academy and new instructors Reynold Humber and A1 Barringer bring the staff total to seven The academy serves the Ark-Tex East Texas and Deep East Texas Councils of Government a 35-county area bordered by Paris and Texarkana on the north to Jefferson and Livingston on the south In the past year alone some 4533 peace officers have been trained in 231 sessions including seven basic courses a year which provide the mandatory minimum basic training for peace officers In addition advanced in-service training is offered in Firearms Criminal Investigation Officer Survival Techniques and Legal Aspects (Penal Code) A new course offering is Child Abuse and Family Violence offered in conjunction with the Department of Human Officers on drug "ft- SAN ANTONIO Police are searching for two fellow officers both indicted by a grand jury on charges they conspired to distribute cocaine and marijuana Bonds for Jesus Gonzalez an eight-year veteran' and Paul Lopez a 12-year veteran were set at $500000 each Wednesday A civilian named in the indictment was taken into police custody The multi-count federal indictment charged them with conspiracy to distribute drugs use of an interstate facility in the aid of racketeering and protecting drug dealers Police Chief Charles Rodriguez said Gonzales apparently tipped to the indictments abandoned his patrol car on a southwest Rusk By Richard Manager REYNOLD HUMBER Resources Soon to be insti- tuted is a Driver Proficiency Training Program Bradford an academy instructor for the past nine years has been named director succeeding George M Baucum Bradford is a graduate of Longview High School and Kilgore College and holds BS and MS degrees from the University of Texas at Tyler He was associated with the Longview Police Department for 13 years Humber joined the faculty of the ETPA in October 1983 A native of Fayette Ala he graduated from Henderson High School and Kilgore College and holds the BS and MS degrees from the University of Texas at Tyler He has also taken in-service training in narcotics and dangerous drugs homicide and sex crimes investigation hostage negotiations crisis intervention and conflict management and firearms and explosives He holds the Advanced Certificate awarded by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement He was associated with the Henderson Police De- indicted charges San Antonio street and fled to avoid arrest Lopez was on vacation when the indictments were returned and was still not in custody Wednesday night US Attorney Edward C Prado said the sealed federal grand jury indictments were returned Tuesday shortly before the officers were supposed to be arrested at roll call The indictments alleged the two officers “used their positions as law enforcement officers to provide security for cocaine distribution” They were also charged with failing to impose narcotics laws - and warning other alleged drug dealers about the activities of law enforcement officers County Electric jurisdiction will be affected by the proposed change Persons who wish to intervene or otherwise participate in these proceedings should notify the Commission as soon as possible A request to intervene participate or for further information should be mailed to Public Utility Commission of Texas 7800 Shoal Creek Boulevard Austin Texas 78757 Further information may also be obtained by calling the Public Utility Commission Consumer Affairs Division at (512) 458-0223 or (512) 458-0227 or (512) 458-0221 Teletypewriter for the desk Inquiries concerning this notice should be directed to Zeb Deck Rusk County Electric Cooperative Inc Post Office Box 1169 Henderson Texas 75652 (214) 657-4571 Respectfully submitted RUSK COUNTY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE INC —I'K'L AL BARRINGER £ rtmcnt for three years currently secretary-treasurer of East Texas Peace Officers Association Barringer is new to the East Texas Police Academy faculty He is a native of Denver Colo and a graduate of Clear Creek High School He holds the BA degree from Sam Houston State University where he was named to the Dean’s Honor List and the MA degree from the University of Houston-Clear Lake He was Security Supervisor for Texas Eastman Co and was associated with the League City Police Department Other ETPA instructors include Bill McMillion John Presley and Dean Kinney Charlotte Paul is the ETPA fulltime secretary overseeing two work-study student assistants Academy director Bradford says “Good quality training is a tradition of the East Texas Police Academy We expect to continue that tradition and to increase our scope of services” HOWARD'S BRANDisCftuntmFAMOUS BRANDS FOR LESSlMHBBBBBBi HOWARD'S BRANDisceuntXf AMOUS BRAND L£±iN ’ LmTJil IXVI JfrJfff flffhiH mam Cotton harvest declines WASHINGTON (UPI) — The nation’s 1983 cotton crop totaled 772 million bales 1 percent more than estimated a month ago but 35 percent fewer than the 1982 harvest the government said Wednesday In the last official estimate of the 1983 crop the Agriculture Department said that harvested acreage of cotton turned out to be larger than predicted because fewer acres were abandoned in Texas than had been expected The department said 733 million acres of cotton were harvested 3 percent more than predicted a month ago but 25 percent fewer than in 1982 The final estimates were made on the basis of a Jan 1 survey Farmers reduced cotton acreage dramatically this year under the payment-in-kind program that promised commodities to farmers who cut back acreage Drought and then severe storms cut output further during the growing months The report predicted that average yield would be 504 pounds per acre for upland cotton compared to a record 590 pounds last year Last month's projection was 512 pounds The upland cotton harvest totaled 763 million bales harvested from 727 million acres down from 966 million acres in 1982 The American-Pima crop was 90500 bales on 60300 acres down 70500 acres a year ago The production declines were most dramatic in the South In the Mississippi Delta states production was 199 million bales virtually unchanged from December’s estimate but 46 percent less than in 1982 Sinatra sings for Texas arts HOUSTON (UPI) - For one hour Frank Sinatra entertained more than 550 people who paid a total of $800000 to see him perform Sinatra however won’t be getting a penny of it The money raised Wednesday will go to two arts-relatcd causes including the Texas Commission on the Arts and the planned Wortham Theater Center in Houston Each group will get $400000 said attorney Mike Wood chairman of the benefit Sinatra 68 a member of the President’s Commission on the Arts contributed the concert to benefit the two organizations He was accompanied by Buddy Rich and his orchestra “I am delighted to be part of tonight’s function” he told the audience “A lot of people will appreciate what you have done It would be great if they did Video champs to be crowned OTTUMWA Iowa (UPI) — Three young men who regularly score in the hundreds of thousands in the “sport” will be crowned 1983 video game champions this weekend in the town which calls itself “Video Game Capital of the World” Tim Collum 21 of Boyd Texas will be crowned top player of 1983 First runner-up is Bill Mitchell 18 of Hollywood Fla and second runner up is Ben Gold 17 of Dallas “These young kids are pioneers in a new field and have the potential for becoming professional video game players” said Walter BAfwILL & DUMEELL SET IIOwttyjMetincludCTajllwAware OWSRD’j B RAN DitceuttflBt FAMOUS BRANDI! this in more cities” The Wortham Theater which will be located on land donated by the city in downtown Houston and will be used primarily by the Houston Grand Opera and the Houston Ballet is expected to cost upwards of $75 million However most of that amount has already been raised through private contributions It is expected to be completed in 1986 The Texas Commission on the Arts will divide its share of the money among arts organizations across the state Thirteen tables for Wednesday’s formal dinner and show cost $25000 each Ten people sat at a table Sinatra and his wife Barbara were joined at their table by heart surgeon Dr Michael DeBakey the singer’s physician Forty other tables sold for $10000 each Single tickets cost $1000 apiece Day organizer of the event and owner of the Twin Galaxy International Scoreboard an arcade that doubles as the national registrar of video game records While Collum shows an all around mastery of many games Mitchell holds the title in such top attractions as Ms Pacman Donkey Kong and Centipede and Gold is unsurpassed in Stargate and Millipede Day said Planned festivities include the coronation ceremony a charity tournament and a meeting with Italian players to schedule competition Y iO1 IS'

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