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The Knoxville News-Sentinel from Knoxville, Tennessee · 17

Knoxville, Tennessee
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Tuesday, July 26, 1983
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The Knoxville News-Sentinel Tuesday July 26 1983 B7 California-Based Libertarian Company To Acquire WTVK-TV pavlov A tentative agreement has been reached to sell television station WTVK-TV Channel 26 to a Santa Ana Calif-based company by station owners John D Englebrecht Bettie Englebrecht and in Groves all of Evansville Ind The sale should be completed by the end of the year A sale price was not disclosed The transaction will be completed after settling on "mutually satisfactory contractual language” and obtaining approval from the Federal Communications Commission Emily Yarborough WTVK promotion manager said The station is being sold to Free- dom WTVK Inc a subsidiary of Freedom Newspapers Inc a controversial newspaper chain Free- ' dom WTVK was formed with the intent of purchasing WTVK Mrs Yarborough said South Central Broadcasting Co Evansville is the current station operator WTVK is an NBC Television Network affiliate and one of three Knoxville commercial television stations The station at Sharp’s Ridge consistently the weakest of Suit Seeks Right Program for Girl 4 The father of a hearing-impaired 4-year-okl girl is suing the Knox County Board of Education claiming his daughter has been denied the proper education to deal with her handicap Alvin Stults 1101 Albany Rd father of Jessica Stults says a hearing officer erred when he denied the girl "special education appropriate to her condition and needs” The Knox County Chancery Court suit filed yesterday says the girl has a "severe bilateral sensory neural hearing loss with no other physical or mental handicaps” The suit says she was placed in a special education program with students with speech andor language problems that was not appropriate for her problem The suit asks the court to require the school board to place her in a program suited to her handicap the three in the ratings in the local market was an ABC affiliate until that network was acquired in 1979 by WATE-TV Channel 6 Freedom Newspapers’ political philosophy is libertarian which opposes most government intervention in people’s lives and in how they manage their property The former publisher of the Freedom Newspapers Raymond Cyrus Hoiles told The New York Times in 1964 that he opposed mandatory taxation favored private ownership of the postal service advocated privately paid police forces and fire departments He also opposed government rules for equal housing and nondiscrimination rules in private business "When you own property” Hoiles told The Times "the government shouldn’t tell you who to sell or rent it to or who you can serve in your place of business” The Hoiles family still manages the corporation CH Hoiles is chairman of the board and chief executive officer and Harry H Hoiles is vice chairman of the board and assistant executive officer Ray mond Hoiles’ libertarian philosophy is still present in the editorial pages of Freedom Newspapers The Delta Democrat-Times in Greenville Miss formerly a liberal newspaper operated by W Hodding Carter III was sold to Freedom Newspapers in 1980 Carter became the widely known spokesman for -the State Department during the American hostages’ crisis in Iran Since the Carter family sold the newspaper to Freedom Newspapers the newspaper — which long championed civil rights — has changed from supporting predominantly black public schools to supporting private Christian schools The New York Times repented recently The Times quoted black leaders in Greenville as saying the newspaper no longer pays much at- tention to the problems of the poor and news coverage is not even-handed Freedom Newspapers also owns 28 other newspapers in relatively small cities in California Colorado Florida Indiana Nebraska New Mexico New York North Carolina Ohio South Dakota and Texas Court OK’s Voting Dates from staff and wire reports NASHVILLE — The state Supreme Court has approved Sept 22 as the day fa primary elections and Nov 4 as election day when voters will choose a successor to farmer state Rep JJl Shockley Morristown The dates were set by Gov Lamar Alexander but needed court approval because of a Supreme Court injunction forbidding any legislative elections pending the outcome of a suit challenging a redistricting dan approved last year The court agreed to lift the injunction temporarily to allow elections in the 10th and 29th legislative districts Shockley a Morristown school principal resigned the 10th District seat to win election to a state Senate seat held by Newport lawyer Ben Hooper who resigned Both Shockley and Hooper are Republicans Two candidates have announced for the 10th District race Hamblen Brushy Slayings Trial Set Oct 31 from staff reports WARTBURG — Three Brushy Mountain State Prison inmates will stand trial Oct 31 in Morgan County Circuit Court in the 1982 slayings of two fellow inmates Escaped Brushy prisoner William T Kirk was convicted in an absentia trial in April of voluntary manslaughter in' the slayings He was the alleged triggerman in the gangland-style killings - A Morgan County jury sentenced Kirk to 4-10 years for each of the killings and a life sentence for aggravated kidnapping charges stemming from the capture of four guards just prior to the shootings They did not bring back first-degree murder convictions or a death penalty for Kirk - However prosecutors win not seek the death penalty for Robert Gibson Earl M Neeley and John Henry Brown — as they did for Kirk who has been at large since his March 31 escape from Oak Ridge "We found out what they (jury members) thought about that” John Galloway assistant district attorney said Three other inmates also are' charged in the slayings The prisoners were named in six-count indictments charging first-degree murder aggravated assault and kidnapping However Galloway said Gibson Neeley and Brown would be tried separately because they "were mm involved in the crime and secondly they have more to lose” Depending on the verdict from the October trial charges against Billy Joe Linticum Jack Blankenship and Roger Hal Bowlin could be dropped Galloway said Those men are serving longer sentences than the others Galloway said "There is a certain JULY 25th THRU 30tK enp 5-YEAR PARTS (FM Y ZmMi) rKCE 5-YEAR PICTURE TUBE (Rnt 3 Yaws ZmM4 limited on ANY 1964 25” diagonal wcHTonty SPACE COMMAND SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SUPER SAVINGS if BUY AMERICAN SALE SALE SALE SALE FANTASTIC VALUES OR Schools To AppeaL for More of TVA Funds by CLEVA MARROW "I’m not moving another step I know that old gag" Child Needing Liver Dies by Aeaodated Pram MEMPHIS — An 11 -month-old Indiana boy has died one week after doctors thought they had found a donor liver that could have saved his life Matthew Felgenhauer of Far-mersburg Ind died yesterday of complications associated with his liver disease said Scott Kent a spokesman for LeBonheur Children's Medical Center Surgeons-thought they had located a donor liver for him July 18 but found it was defective Naws-SenMnel correspondent OAK RIDGE — The Oak Ridge Board of Education last night authorized the schools attorney to appeal the decision of Circuit Court Judge James B (Buddy) Scott in a suit between Oak Ridge schools and Anderson County over TVA in-lieu-of-tax payments Last month Scott ruled in favor of Anderson County TVA which is exempt from property taxes pays the county $250000 to $300000 annually In 1981 and 1982 the county placed the money in the county school fund leading to the court battle The suit claimed Oak Ridge should have received more — approximately a third — of the TVA payments based on average daily attendance as mandated by law Anderson County said the funds need not be distributed because they were received from a federal source not the property tax Oak Ridge School Superintendent Robert Smallridge claims the law on distribution of the funds requires the same level of county support for students in both systems The county has placed TVA payments in the 1983-84 school fund y'i Attorney Jim Webster told -board members the appeal would ask the Tennessee Supreme Court to overturn its earlier decision that’ Madison County did not have tp distribute revenue-sharing money placed in the county school funds Judge Scott had based his opin- ion on the Supreme Court decision' In other action the board: Approved submitting a grant from the United States Department ’ of Education that would provide $185000 to further develop a model comprehensive computer program ' Set tuition rates for students" attending Oak Ridge schools but living outside the city Anderson' County students in kindergarten through sixth grade will pay $1189 1 and in seventh through twelfth grades will pay $1327 Roane Coun- ‘ ty students in kindergarten through sixth grade will pay $1379 and in' seventh through twelfth grades will-pay $1539 Students from other counties in kindergarten through4 sixth grade will pay $1779 and hr seventh through twelfth grades will pay $1985 Heard a report that a grant oF $119633 for energy conservation at two schools has been approved- County detective Mike Bowlin is seeking the Democratic nomination and former Hamblen County Asst Dist A tty Gen Ed Moody is a candidate for the Republican nomination Bob Davis a Chattanooga Democrat resigned the 29th District seat to become executive secretary of the state Public Service Commission I Fishing for Freedom NEKSOE Denmark — The skipper of a 30-ton Polish fishing vessel locked up his three-man crew cruised across the Baltic Sea alone at the wheel for nearly 24 hours docked in Neksoe and requested asylum police said today Express Derails MARSEILLE France — Four persons were killed and 23 injured when s Nice-Paris express train went off the rails early today six miles southeast of Avignon amount of cost-effectiveness involved here” he said Gibson was the "radio man” Neely was the "door man” and Brown was “one of the leaders" in the incident the prosecutor alleges Kirk and the other six white inmates broke out 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