The Commercial Appeal from Memphis, Tennessee on July 13, 1989 · 33
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The Commercial Appeal from Memphis, Tennessee · 33

Memphis, Tennessee
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Thursday, July 13, 1989
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MSAR EDITION MEMPHIS THURSDAY JULY 13 1989 THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL 411- Miss official issues warning on colleges JACKSON Miss (AP) — Mississippi's university system will founder unless steps are taken to prevent an impending shortage of good faculty members state Commissioner of Higher Education Ray Cleere said this week There is an "enormous shortage coming our way” Cleere said “What are we doing about this faculty shortage? Nothing We're just watching the train come down the track” Cleere made the comments at the Taft Seminar for Teachers an annual political studies and lecture program co-sponsored by Mississippi State University Raising the state's low faculty salaries is one way to fill the voids created by professors who retire or leave for higher pay Cleere said For example the average faculty salary for the past school year at Mississippi University for Women was $27798 according to data compiled by Cleere's office The average salary for similar Southeastern universities was $32757 A primary source for more money is the Legislature which critics charge has underfunded Mississippi's university system in recent years While lawmakers gave the eight universities a record funding boost last year the appropriations level for this year remains flat leaving Mississippi institutions trailing behind the per-student funding average of other schools in the region The regional legislative appropriations average is $7477 per student Cleere said It's $4363 in Mississippi The state's stagnant funding level forced universities to ne- Slect some program areas in or-er to have the money to fulfill promised faculty pay raises The legislative funding shortage also has forced the state's higher education system to rely too much on student tuitions Cleere said “We have been forced to charge our students more than we should in order to pay the bills" he said In getting the Legislature to allocate more money university officials encounter various barriers that hamper their efforts to convince people that the schools need more funding Cleere said The Taft Seminar is conducted annually by Mississippi State University's Stennis Institute of Government and the political science department The Robert Taft Institute for Two-Party Government of New York co-sponsors the two-week program Trial reset for Nov 8 in slaying Jonesboro Ark Bureau CARUTHERSVILLE Mo — The trial of a local man accused in a 1986 slaying that has drawn national attention has been set for Nov 8 Garey Edward Goff 46 pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges at an arraignment last week Goff is accused in the Oct 19 1986 shooting death of Charles Sigmin 39 of Blytheville Ark Sigmin was found dead in Goffs time of the slaying The slaying has been featured twice on NBC’s Unsolved Mysteries Caruthersville is about 100 miles north of Memphis Ducks check out ahead of evictors ORLANDO Fla (AP) —A flock of ducks skipped town before they could be evicted from the Wet 'n Wild amusement park for taking free rides and begging for food The ducks were known for crashing the Lazy River ride and the water slides riding along with paving guests An eight-hour effort to capture the birds last week left would-be captors with only one the mallards remained free A second roundup was planned but park officials sent word that the ducks had checked out Caruthersville apartment with seven wounds from 32- and 25-caliber handguns Goff who is being held in the Pemiscot County Jail has maintained that the shooting was in self-defense He is scheduled to be tried before Circuit Judge Fred Copeland Ann Sigmin the victim's estranged wife is still being sought by authorities Goff and Mrs Sigmin fled the area after warrants were issued for their arrests in 1987 Goff surrendered in May after more than two years as a fugitive Authorities have said Mrs Sigmin was living with Goff at the Plan rejected on lawsuit LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The head of the state Department of Human Services said he’ll leave it to a federal judge to determine the state's liability in a 6-year-old lawsuit charging that state services to the mentally ill are inadequate Walt Patterson DHS director rejected proposals that were aimed at settling the suit including one that would have closed two of the six state human development centers Patterson said the proposals amounted to guesswork Patterson said he would rather let US Dist Judge Henry Woods sort out the state's liability in a trial set to begin Oct 2 Grif Stockley attorney for those who brought the suit against the state said he was dismayed by Patterson's decision to scrap the outcome of previously undisclosed settlement talks Stockley said no objections to the settlement had been voiced by Debbie Nye general counsel for the department or Ann Ma-jure deputy director in charge of the Developmental Disabilities Services Division tbt SWOE GALLERY Ruling delayed on blood samples A ruling on whether some sheriffs deputies will be required to give blood samples was delayed Wednesday when an attorney raised questions of jurisdiction and procedure Attorney Ted Hansom representing one of the deputies filed a motion questioning the jurisdiction of General Sessions Court Judge Tim Dwyer Hansom also asked the court to consider whether a search warrant procedure should be followed in seeking blood samples Judge Dwyer asked Asst Dist Atty Gen Eddie Peterson to re spond in writing and said he will rule Monday Peterson has sought blood samples for use in an investigation of the death of Michael Gates 28 who died June 24 after his arrest by sheriffs deputies The prosecutor wanted the samples for analysis by the FBI laboratory in Washington -Although blood samples from some deputies were not avSif-able Peterson sent what he described as "a good quantity of physical evidence” to the labora-tory Wednesday Stolen car fixed up DALLAS — Charlie and Sharon Reed were pretty happy when the police called to say their stolen car had been found But when they saw what the thieves had done the Reeds were ecstac-tic When it was stolen the banana-yellow 1976 Volkswagen convertible — which they had named Bugaloo — had a cracked windshield and a smashed rear end But when the Reeds picked up their beloved Bugaloo from police it had new bumpers new tenders a new paint job and a new windshield 18000 nv SALE Room Air Conditioner - OTHCR UNITS TO CHOOSf FROM 5000 mi $23993 1X000 ITU $49S 9000 ITU $39993 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