The Alliance Times-Herald from Alliance, Nebraska on December 12, 1994 · 2
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Alliance, Nebraska
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Monday, December 12, 1994
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4 ' 2— Alliance Times-HeraJd Monday December 12 1994 m m : t i $ Av 3 5s Exon Fears For Farm GRAND ISLAND Ncb ( AP) — Farm programs could be in jeopardy with Senate passage of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and the Republican takeover of Coqgrcss US Sen Jim Exon Said Hie 1995 Farm Bill will be the toughest Congress has ever written — the toughest to get a fair deal the Nebraska Democrat said “Make no mistake about it We are in for a fight — a big one” Exon told the Nebraska Fanners Union con-vention on Friday ‘We must be united We must be loud We must be strong and we must prevail” he said ' - GATT the incoming Republican chairman of the Senate Apiculture Committee and the latest trend in deficit reduction which targets agricul- lure has put farm programs at risk Exon said Exon was one of 24 senators who opposed the GATT agreement The NebraskaFarmersUnion also opposed GATT which is designed to open world markets V B lit resolution of disputes is one of the most disturbing aspects of the agreement Exon said If two countries disagree over trade the laws of those countries are subject to the view of the World Trade Organization which administers the agreement Exon said “Such astruciure will clearly stack Family Wants Grand Jury To Investigate ' LEXINGTON Neb (AP) — It has been seven yean since a Gothenburg woman disappeared and the woman’s family is renewing its call for a grand jury to investigate the case “It’s an investigative tod” Joanne Kniss aunt of Christi Jo Nichols told the Omaha World-Herald on Friday ‘‘It would pool our investigation and law enforcement together I think this canbe resolved and Christi Jo’sbody can be found and put to rest” Mrs Nichols’ grandmother Violet Williams of Gothenburg alsoon Friday called for a grand jury investigation Mrs Nichols 22 was last seen in Gothenburg on Dec 10 1987 Gothenburg is about 25 miles northwest of Lexington in south-central Nebraska The television show “Unsolved Mysteries’ has featured the case several times Hie family has wanted a grand jury to investigate Mrs Nichols’ disappearance for several years but no grand jury has been called Dawson County Attorney Elizabeth Waterman told Lexington radio station KR VN that she can’ t say if there is merit to calling for a grand jury investigation Waterman who was sworn in Aug 3 said she is new in office and hasn’t read the extensive case file But Waterman said she is open to discussing any new information anyone might have on Mrs Nichols’ disappearance Nebraska State Patrol SgL Dave Elliott said the case remains open but no officer is pursuing leads full time Elliott add the World-Herald that he favors a grand jury because it might turn up new leads Mrs Nichols’ husband Mark Nichols said he and his wife had gone out that evening to a bar where she worked then came home and went to bed - Nichols said his wife was gone when he woke up-About $30 was missing from his billfold along with clothing and tip money Mrs Nichols had kept Volunteers combed a 200-square-mile area around Gothenburg but no clues were found After Mrs Nichols disappeared her mother Connie Stanley said Nichols had beaten his wife and she had talked to an attorney about getting a divorce Nichols said he and his wife wanted to save their marriage and that he never hit her except playfully with a pillow A court gave Mrs Stanley temporary custody of the Nichols’ two children and later awarded custody to Nichols1 He has since remarried and moved to Missouri Ms Knissbecameaprivate investigator after herniece'sdisappearance and moved to Omaha to work for the Whelan Detective Agency The family had hired Dennis Whelan to investigate the case Whelan also has called for a grand jury to investigate Tax Credit Boosts Ethanol OMAHA Neb (AP) — A tax in-' centive program credited with boosting Nebraska’s ethanol industry is running out of money and being criticized as too expensive for taxpayers “The Legislature wrote a blank check and it’ll cost taxpayers $200 mi 11 ion before it’s over "Clair Cal lan of Fairbury told the Omaha World-Herald Cal lan is a retired business-' man and in the 1950s served one term in the US House representing Nebraska’s 1st District He doesn’t like the way the Legislature structured the credit program and he is appealing to the state Supreme Court a Lancaster County district judge’s ruling upholding thepro- gram The program gives companies a 20-cent tax credit for every gallon of ethanol produced up to 25 million gallons a year for five years ' IT his Week’s Special Now 30 OFF 14K Gold Chains 20 OFF Pulsar® Watches ' Need new ideas for Christmas? Check out our Holiday Flyer 20 - 50 OFF Regular prices ' 35T the' deck against the United States sincc'tnost countries want unlimited access to our coveted markets” Exon said “Virtually every country' will have an invitation to challenge indirectly US Jaw which impedes any imported products” he said GATT also could serve as justifi-' cation for efforts to eliminate farm programs altogether Exon said Proposed reforms in the Farm Bill could be called “GATT illegal” by opponents such as US Sen Richard Lugar R-Ind incoming Senate Agriculture Committee chairman Exon said: “While I’m glad to entertain a discussion of how we might make farm programs moreefficientand lesscom- plicated for farmers I become alarmed when the new chairman of the agriculture committee begins the discussion by talking about wholesale elimina-tionofpricesupports before he is even officially handed the gavel’’ Exon said Federal spendingcutsmust be made across the board and agricultural programs should be no exception Exon said But farm programs already have beep cut over the past 10 years and other programs should be considered for spending reductions he said -" “If you made a list of entitlement spending items by size agriculture would come in about 10th Simply Disappearance Two Nebraska plants have qualified for the maximum $5 million and four others are expected to next year A seventh plant a 15 million-gallon - Nebraska Nutrients Inc plant at Sutherland hasn’t started production because of litigation among the owners Before the tax credit Nebraska had one plant — Chief Ethanol Fuels in Hastings “As a result of the credit much of the production of ethanol in theUnited States since then has been in Nebraska” said Steve Sorum project manager of the State Ethanol Board THE ELMS Breakfast Tue- UnkSausage Two Eggs w Hashbrowns VKm£-Sausage Gravy &' Biscuits w Two eggs Lunch Specials Tue -14 Breasted Chicken - MM a (' ' Vi Wed - Baked Steak 4 Evening Specials : Monday and Tuesday 9 02 New York Strip tm 1 6 02 New York Strip -— - 14" Ha Prfai Hum Hw In Liiieea A IW WMN '4dtfc3aMafcait Q 3£? Horn: 6 am-10 pm Mon-SaL ek III S an- - 200 pm Sun 762-3425 the NESTMHMNT LOUNOB put it’s dwarfed by some much big- -ger ticket items” he said Opponents also need to realize that the focus of farm programs has shifted ‘ from price supports and loan rates to environmental goals Exon said If farmers are squeezed too much by reduced farm programs they might abandon environmental programs he said One such program at risk is the Conservation Reserve Program which will expire in 1995 Exon said The program has a lot of political support but Congress must reauthorize the program by finding “new” money in the budget Exon said “Hie kicker is whether those sup- porters will be willing to put their money where their mouth is” hesakL As a Democrat on the Seriate Budget Committee Exon said he would be a voice of reason and reality for farmers and ranchers “I need you to be the foot soldiers in the upcoming battle As I always have been in the past I will help lead the charge for you — oiir family farm-os and ranchers who do the work and feed the families of the world” he said - ' Discussions Abound Over Legally Tying Together Water By The Associated Press A proposal to tie groundwater rind surface water together and legally acknowledge their relationship in Nebraska has at least one group upset “The proposed biJlLR449 would make fundamental changes to water State Yanks License From Home For Mentally GRAND ISLAND Neb (AP) — A home fbr the mentally ill is losing its operating license for failing to cor-rect problems with cleanliness adequate care and proper medicine distribution Shirley Lockard administrator of the Lincoln Street Manor has 30 days ' to appeal the license revocation issued last week along with a 35-page 1 report ”1 don’t know what I’m gang to do” Lockard said Friday “I don’t even want to think about it" Lockard also faces two counts of felony theftforallegedly taking $3750 in state and federal assistance checks issued toaformer resident Apreiimi-nary hearing is set for Jan 12 in Hall County Court Jim and Shirley Lockard owners of the manor also have been fined $5000 by the state Health Depart- ment for taking in a resident despite an admissions ban issued last August In a notice announcing the license revocation state Health Director Dr Mark Horton said the ban was issued because the home failed to provide a safe and sanitary environment failed to meet the nutritional needs of the residents and improperly stood and administered medications Many corrections recommended by the health department had not been corrected when health inspectors vis- -ited the home last month Horton said Among the problems outlined in the report were damaged ebsetdoors ADVERTISEMENT FREE Hearing Tests Set For Alliance FREE Electronic hearing tests will be given at the WEST WAY BESTWESTERN MOTEL ALLI ANCE NE TUESDAY Dec 13 at 12 pm to 3 pm by Ronald L Miner Board Certified Hearing Instrument Sciences Bettone Hearing Aid Specialist Anyone who has trouble hearing is welcome to come in for a hearing test using the modem electronic equipment to find out if a tiny modern hearing aid may help Diagrams showing how the earworksand someof thecausea of hearing loss will be available Everyone should have a hearing test at least once a year If they have any trouble at all hearing clearly Even people now wearing a hearing aid or those who have been told an aid won't help should have a hearing test and find out about the current hearing aids The free hearing test will be EST WAY BEST held at the WE! WESTERN MOTEL ALLIANCE NE TUESDAYDEC 13 12PM TO 3 PM TO AVOID WAITING CALL 1-800-742-2192 for appointment Or write to Beltons Hearing Aid Center POBox 238 222 W 27th St Scott sbluff NE 69361 - Also evening appointments are available for those who work Call Motel 762-4040 -Serving the hearing-impaired for 43 years OVE R 5 0 V E A 6 S Better Hearing Through Professional Care 01994 EMiona E tectonic Corporation FOURTH GRADERS PLAN FUND RAISER — Students at Central Elementary School are busy making rice krispie treats and gingerbread houses in an effort to raise funds for the community Money raised will be donated to the I PLAY committe for handicapped-accessible playground equipment Brook Carpenter Marcy Loera and her mother Rosario Loera and Kim Godvki (left to right) prepare rice krispie treats laws that have served us well for maiy years” said Don Adams of Lincoln who represents Nebraskans First a group dedicated to protecting farmers’ groundwater rights Adams told a group of groundwater irrigators in Clearwater in northeast Nebraska on Friday that in many windows mirrors chairs and tables Sane residents ladred bed springs on their beds The Grand Island Building Inspection Department told the health department that the facility still did no meet fire building ‘electrical and plumbing codes “The breaker would blow if the microwave was bang used at the same lime that the dishwasher was on’ ’ the report said ' There are about 24 residents at the manor Lockard said Some left after officials from various social service agencies encouraged them to move to homes in Central City and Omaha AUCTION SATURDAY DECEMBER 17 1994 AT Located at the Community Building one block South ofHwy 20 COLLECTIBLES Cedlian Victoria excellent Bnuuwick radio July 1929 wrecord player Ohio treadle tewing machine Sean treadle sewing machine Philco 192S radio table model carved top - Old Secretary Old ceiliiif light fixture Daxey 40 dam Gryatal coffee grinder '' Pen A Pencil collection Old Kerosene A Aladdin limps Atwater Kent radio A Cabinet Elec foot Hoot needlepoint lop Wood am chair redten A chain -Coronado amateur A ihoit wave radio 3 barn tamerm old globe - Phonograph needle display Old records tad irons bail jars Elec mixer core popper gaL crock Bran vase umbrella picnic baiicet : 20 other old radios various bsvids SHOP TOQIS A MMC Shan vac hanch tire: atac hand loobt post drill press ml dec motor 12 in drill A press 2 bench table planer table saw skill saw 31 drill jig saw hyd jacks pips '' wrenches tad bates bench lights hand toob dec moton aid gas ems S HP riding mower band garden cuL 2 wheel inikr I fL2 CASE VAC TRACTORS one with mower FRANKLIN ABOLD EST OWNER FURNITURE Baddiiig reiireif lamps picture' ' Coronado elec stove -Small foot stools c Gtaiian dishwasher r Elat font vases pats A pans : ' King sire bed w twin mattresses Sendee for I Mika China Love real 11 Hemmed glasses 31aigedrefien Master Chef elet roaster V Writing desk - 4 drawer dm Double bed wftpringi A maurm - Day bed ' Redincr ' Granite coffee pal weih baud Vinyl chair A foot stool MTSC -v- End tables small tables chain Large anvjl cream cana saddle blankets hone blankets well MISC HOUSEHOLD toob pump jaefa 2 aete block A lacklec pitch forks potato Steam carpet deaner forfci diggers platform acale bdts and mist MR AMRS BENNY PISACKA OWNERS Guest Consignors: WuschesurModd 12-12 gfc 2 34 dumber band S456466 fuU choke S1 151595 Roger M77 220 Swift wvumk band S 4723 -08173 wLynum 3-9 scope Made in the 2(Xhh Yew of American Liberty Mississippi ViUey Arms Ca 12 ga double ' TERMS: CASH LUNCH WILL BE AVAILABLE 5 SALES TAX Sale mugged by: Hnpp Anctfoa Service HC 9L Box 7 Gortkm NE 69343 Tom: 308-282-0514 Terry: 308-432-4593 Harold: 308-292-0340 uiimmmm - Li "I- ' - --' 'I- £ 1 Tl v -JF- V- ri areas the relationship between ground-water and surface water isn’t clear A task force set up to study the issue the Governor's Water Council has recommended that Nebraska acknowledge an interrelationship between groundwater and surface water Under a proposal being discussed across the state local Natural Resources Districts would be respon-sible for regulating groundwater where groundwater and surface water directly affect each other : ' Backup authority would be given to state officials if NRDs didn’t fulfill their responsibility Adams said the proposal shouldn't allow the state to become involved in groundwater policy "The best government is that which is closest to the people "Adams said “Our existing law is fine and local control can solve problems locally'’ Discussion of groundwater and surface water and the Water Council’s proposals have been going on across Nebraska:- The issue is expected to be among those items discussed during the upcoming legislative session State Sens Owen Elmer Jim Jones and Jan McKenzie Resided Friday Join Us in wishing Liz a Happy 16th Birthday Love Mom & Dad TV A BADIO TESTING EQUIPMENT Several tube team 3 tube caddies foil S20tianaiitar tester : Flyback transforerer A yoke tester Model 1600 BAK radio generator ARkimfc of nut lubes Various other TV A radio testing equip Seveial anaO puts tuna foil New apeaken A microphone! 2 newTV-FM color anriiinai ' Antennal A win' SeverelCB'i Several new £shaims ‘WwcopmgTVi SATELLITE 1 ft fiber hn dhh wAereiver 2 other reed ven 1-LNA2LNB BOAT Tempo Hber glass boat A toiler with Scon 25 HP motor Fishing tacfcls A bootea of hires v' ' ft£ s " over a hearing on LR449 in Lexington "This proposal is to be used as a starting point for discussions on conjunctive use” said Nate Donovan legal counsel for the Legislature’s Natural Resources Committee Jim Lundgren a member of the Nebraska Water Users Board said in Lexington that language should be added making uiy conservation permitted at required by an NRD cco- nomically viable for the producer In North Platte the Twin Platte Natural Resources District board of directors said the public should have at least one year to analyze the Water Council repot before any legislation is enacted In Grand Island the issue was discussed Friday at the Nebraska Farmers Union convention Public hearings on LR449 also are planned fbr Monday in ScottsbluflL Tuesday in McCook and Alma on Jan 3 12 - 0 ONOON on Main St Hay Springs NE MWHnllSFHnin-PnltnW—wAmnlvrrt11- diurnal eke hasten hell tree Kilty vacuum books A brisk -' knack Baiephreia larepa Check writes docks shoe bat OiMMneiiiplMitiiwnAhMuaBa— sfa—l— AuAmlie 1971 CbevrolM Blew 4 WD AT PS 75000 miles lota of use left ie this on 1979 Honda Gdc 4 door rena good t a !v H Vi' ' jk ft f 'll T r f -i

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