Birmingham Post-Herald from Birmingham, Alabama on March 6, 1979 · 2
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Birmingham Post-Herald from Birmingham, Alabama · 2

Birmingham, Alabama
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Tuesday, March 6, 1979
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A 2 Pd-Hwld Twnfay Lots of lunshlne is ahead for the Birmingham metropolitan I area today and tomorrow The official forecast calls for “sunny today and tomorrow with R warming trend” ' High temperatures today will ! be in the low 60s and tomorrow i Pollution count i Here is yesterday's pollution count given in the number of micrograms of solid pollution Jper cubic meter of atmosphere sampled: Downtown 57 : North Birmingham 52 'Leeds M Tarrant 72 During the past year the Jef- ferson County particulate count has exceeded the 260 danger level 45 times National Weather Service forecast to Fair skies are expected ever most of the 'country today while rain is predicted in It he Pacific Northwest Station goes Continued from page A1 ing mostly movies and old television show reruns However There has been a growing trend among independent stations to broadcast specially made original programming The IDC noting the long delay in reaching a decision in this case criticised both Itself and the applicants for the delay The applicants did not help spped the case along by failing to notify the FCC when their situations changed It said it is trying to reform its own prpceedures to speed up decisions in such cases: t -v’1 The FCC in 1974 initially gave the license for channel 21 to Birmingham Broadcasting but reopened the case a year later when Chapman raised questions about the financing for BBC Mideast peace hopes rise ‘ Continued from page A1 at nearby Camp David Md Both men declined although Begin willingly came for four days of separate talks with Carter alone I Sadat may have his reasons for preferring to stay in Egypt and they may have to do with thedelicate political and economic situation in his court- tlMoreover while Sadat appears receptive to Carter's new proposals he must be careful not to anger other Arab nations notably Saudi Arabia his financial backer by actions they could perceive as selling out the Palestinians Sewage leak Jefferson County and Birmingham pdblic works officials said yesterday thpt raw sewage leaking from a ruptured county sewer line into Shades Creek behind Eastwood Mall does not pqse a health hazard to residents in the area The 30-inch main line pipe which serves the east end of Birmingham apparently cracked when a culvert was built over it as part of tbe Elder Street drainage project under construction in the Crestline neighborhood JThe leak was discovered Sunday by Zane Kimball behind his house at 4905 Maryland Ave Kimball concerned atyput contamination of the creek posing a potential health hazard contacted the city street and sanitation department Kimball estimated that at least two hundred gallons of raw sewage was pouring into the creek every hour from the ruptured pipe John Duncan assistant city engineer Mrs Meany dies at 82 United Pnai International WASHINGTON - “ Eugenie MpMahon Meany a one-time dressmaker who married AFLGIO Pro! dent George Meany almost 60 years agb died Monday at her home in suburban Maryland after a lengthy illness She was 82 Mrs Meany was a skilled dressmaker in New York City and an active member of the International Ladies Gahnent Workers Union when she met George about 1917 He had quit school at 16 to Join his father’s local of the ? lumbers' union and they married in 919 March 6 lUTt in the mid to upper tonight will be In the upper 30s Winds' 60s Lows i will be out of tbe south west at five to 10 miles an hour The extended forecast for Alabama calls for a chance of showers on Thursday and mostly fair and warmer on Friday and Saturday High afternoon temperatures will be in the 60s on Thursday and In the 60s and 70s on Friday and Saturday Lows will be in the 40s and 50s (M-tar SkMcH tB :-!M 6 pm wW mkadriaiwtwir IT Mcaa tola data laatyaar SI HiUM Ita Me It INI N UT lanaM ton date Urn MO to Chapman BBC cited two letters from banks expressing an interest in lending money to the group if it got a license During the hearings however Chapman proved that nether loans from the First National Banks of Birmingham or the National Bank of Commerce were as firm a commitment as BBC claimed In another FCC case tbe Alabama Educational Television Commission formally filed its tentative agreement to turn over Channel 10 (WBIQ) in Birmingham to the Alabama Citizens for Responsive Public Television- - r ' Implementation of the agreement which must be approved by the FCC hinges on whether AETC can obtain : license for a new station Channel 39 in : Tuscaloosa i- So Sadat must appear to be forced to make a concession — and that force can come only from President Carter not from other U3 officials Carter will be in Egypt from Thursday to Saturday then go to Jerusalem SignificantlyjCarter has left open his return date This caused some analysts to feel the president may hope for early acceptance by both sides of a modified treaty and even for a gala signing ceremony Last fall when the treaty was agreed on by Egyptian and Israeli negotiators — andbefore Sadat rejected it — there was talk of bidding a signing ceremony atop biblical Mount Sinai isn't hazard said yesterday the city had assumed responsibility for the leak because the pipe was damaged during construction of the Elder Street drainage project “It's hard to determine when it was cracked but we're out there and we're going to have Morris-Shea Construction Company which is handling the Elder Street project go in there and fix it' Duncan said “Bat it's not a terrifically Mg problem It doesn't pose a health problem because there’s enough water in the creek to sufficiently dilute it But it will be fixed immediately” Duncan said sandbags had been placed over the rupture to stop the flow of sewage directly into the creek Vol 112— No 263 32 Pages — Three Sections The Birmingham Post Herald fttmad and Pubdtfiad dady aacaal Sunday By Th Birmingham Pail Company 2201 Mi Avanua North Birmingham AlaBama BMJ Ttia Birmingham Pori ariaMthod Nil ' Tha Birmingham Aga i tar old ariatdriiad WB Comhinod Mov 11 NjO to term Tha Birmingham Pori-Horatd Eatemd o Sacond Clata Matter at tha Bir-mfeighan Pori (Mica MISS YOUR PAPER? Wo hop not Out R your carrtor Mould arr PLEASE CAU EARLY 325-2251 Sarvka Canter h aoan daily Ml am la dtt pm Sunday team Ml am la MM am Your nowiaaaor carrtor to an ridooandwit contractor Tha Nrmtagham Pori-HaraM raesmmandi ta MMcrihars that aroaaymanti modi dtadtv la carrion ba OmHad to a maximum of thirty 1X1 daw Daily anht rinrit copy rata lie Sunday anly ringia copy rota it Ratal Mudi ad trim la Mad and teuton tuBicrinttan rafo auriad upon raauari Prid io advanca mbocripnon ratm through Tha Birmingham Pari-ttoraU carrtor dadyary - Dady Dady Mom Emu Sum-Only I Sun I Sun onh lyaar MLM Mt J1J0 4MI v tut 1140 2470 ISO s fc 1 ' K High water means hot tempers CMtlnaed from ban A1 Red Cross spokesman Wally Rental Continued from page A1 ing Alabama Power out here" he said But not everyone was angry about rising lake water It was the topic of conversation at the Coosa Vi eery store but patrons there stead about Sunday's j “The water rose fast but yesterday was good fishing You could almost toss a line out your trailer window” Ernie Walker said His wife Betsy said they weren't flooded out yet But rising water might change that quickly “Water hasn't got to us yet but it has some id our neighbors There's one with a big truck that has already hook- ed up to his trailer ready to move” she said Dale Whitten isn't worried by rising lake water “It ain't that bad Tbe first one they said was an act of God" be said His brother Phillip agreed “It’s only flooded twice in two years Well one time when I was a kid it came up above Coosa Valley Road be- Alabama Continued from page A1 the elderly those on fixed incomes — they’re not concerned about construction of future facilities They are concerned with keeping the lights and heat turned on” He claimed the 95 per cent increase would allow a moderate increase for inflation “without placing an undue burden on the working people of Alabama” Steve Bradley Alabama Power vice president for public information denied Folsum’s charges concerning the company’s construction program "The central point that Commissioner Folsom left out is that the i has no choice” Bradley said "We I to build the necessary facilities to meet demand The company Just cannot afford to be wrong down the road and not have enough generating capacity” Bradley also charged that Folsom's contention that the utility is mismanaged “is just patently false” He cited an independent audit of the utility released almost a year ago which concluded that the power company was well-managed Mrs McDaniel a holdover from the previous PSC said she had been in hearings for 18 months and was convinced of a need for a sizable increase “In my judgment tbe power company is in need of rate relief and the rate increase should come as soon as possible to free the bonds ana get construction back under way” Mrs McDaniel said Mathews said APC presented a case that it needs additional money “but I -do not know bow much they do need I do know whatever their position Is I did not bring it about The PSC has been GRAND GARDEN PRIZE! REGISTER COO TO WIN DOeDUU u CURTIS GREENHOUSE CIVICCENTER EXHIBITION HALL1 CHILDREN EREE 2 AND UNDER WHEN ACCOMPANIED Bt AD UL I Charles Abbott cause I got flood out on my motorcycle” he sail Alabama wasn’t the only state with problems Flooding was reported from Michigan where 1000 people were trapped for high water in an apartment complex in Grand Rapids to Pensacola Fla Florida Gov Bob Graham planned to Power granted 95 hike SI —!!- IT Mill Ajn dfdhAl here 50 years I have been here six weeks “They ask me by a simple stroke of a pen to make them whole again to make up for errors of the past This I cannot do It had been my hope this commission could come to a unanimous decision It is obvious we cannot do that So I second Mr Folsom's motion” Elmer Harris APC vice president for corporate finance said the increase would help but would not be enough to bail the company out of its chronic financial trouble "We will have to evaluate this Regardless of whether it is April or May we still have the same situation The company does not have enough money” He said some things under study include cutting back on coal purchases not paying an already growing stack of invoices and cutting back on overtime - needed in emergency situations to restore power Harris said coal supplies already are at a “bare minimum” He said the company could survive financially only if the Securities and Exchange Commission increases its borrowing power to 6550 million from 6305 million and banks are willing to make short-term loans Construction this year was budgeted at 6600 million The company has halted all major construction work because of its financial condition Asked for comment on the increase Gov Fob James said: 1 bine the Public Service Commission and the power company can work in cooperation because our goal is to give the people of electrical HOURS: WEEKDAY! 2-19 PM SAT NOON-10 PM SUN H00N-7 PM J D Abbott tour Pensacola where residents were digging out from under the debris of “Soggy Saturday” a weekend deluge of 14 indies of ram that drove 5000 persons from tbeir homes and left property damage estimated Monday at more than 15 million “We didn't have rivers running over or anything like that" said Pensacola est possible cost and to have a profitable and viable power company “Making a political football and a lot of hot air out of it is not going to solve the problem” Still to be settled is the company’s request for a permanent rate increase of 33 per cent or 6288 million a year The vote yesterday applies to a temporary increase It can last only until July 19 without additional action by the PSC PSC members said they did not know when a hearing would be set on the request for the permanent increase Mrs McDaniel appeared angry Monday about the 2-1 vote and adjourned the meeting immediately after saying she would issue a dissenting opinion defending a higher rate increase Bradley said the 681 million increase will not help the company much initially- "We have a serious cash problem Cutbacks were initiated last December with an eye toward reducing our cash needs but this money will not be forthcoming soon so the effect will he WETflL That’s 592-3294 These Prices Are Correct! These Doors Will Be Discontinued From Our Catalog— SAYINGS 30 to 150 ON THESE DOORS BUYNOW PAY LATER Open daily 8 AM to 5 PM SaLto4PM gQPENSUNDAfUQTL’Ml 592-3294 oiuimusenOT mid sons $92-3294! 430S M Ave Sovlli Red Cross spokesman Wally Renken “It was Just plain old water from the heavens” ' 1 i Graham said he may ask President’ Carter to declare the region a disaster area '' The flooding claimed another victim Monday in northwest Missouri Ray- mond Henderson 78 of Rosendale drowned when bis pickup truck was swept into the flooded Hundred and Two River t pain persisted from the Great Lakes southward to the Carolinas and east- -ward to New England while snow was-falling from eastern Iowa through Wisconsin into upper Michigan In the Grand Rapids suburb id Kent- wood Mich floodwaters on Plaster Creek receded ! 1000 persons trap an apartment complex Mayor Peter Lambert canceled standby orders for a National Guard' pontoon bridge when the water drip- sufficiently to clear one of three i leading into the Wingate Apart- ped suff bridges I negligible- We will have to determine-that but for the time being at leasVwe-will continue with costcutting measures in effect” Included in those cutbacks last December were reduction in purchase of long-term contract coal and elimination of spot coal purchases About 100-000 tons of coal a month had been purchased on the spot market A redaction of 150000 tons a month in longterm contract deliveries was also iuti-tuted - : As a result many coal companies have felt the pinch Smaller companies have gone out of business and even largest have cut back operations - Alabama By-Products Corp reduced its mining operation to a four-day workweek and Drummond the state’s largest coal company has closed three mines -Pi Jerry Byars public relations spokesman for Drummond said mines’ at Brilliant and Natural Bridge have been dosed affecting 65 to 80 employees “I agree that 95 percent is not going to have any noticeable effect on their situation at alL I can see us in the same situation as we have been” Byars said ' iffhf! £Tf“ 9 Right! 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