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rtf C' rCrX 2tr 7 A i rf 'a fiicii ts' Chuckle There are no such things permanent wives and temporary taxes Bristol Herald Courier Your amily Newspaper or More Than JOO Years Weather BRISTOL AREA: There is a chance of showers to day ending tonight Details on page 2A i 109th No 26427 Bristol Virginia Tennessee Thursday October 4 1979 i (Request or Probe In County 20 68 Pages Denied By BLACKBURN ABINGDON Va An investigation request by Attorney David Brown into misfeasance of governmental authority by the Washington County Board of Supervisors has been denied by Virginia Attorney General Marshall Col eman Brown along with county Sheriff Bob Clendenen asked Coleman for a state police investigation in a letter dated Sept 18 The request stemmed from allegations made by Robinson Worth Jr in a statement to the board Sept 13 the day before his resignation According to reply received by Brown Wednesday letter sets forth a number of allegations However they are broad in scope and unsupported by any He continued cannot exercise my authority to order State Police investigations of elected officials unless I am presented some of the underlying facts in support of the request to Coleman asked for an in vestigation of allegations indicating of governmental authority by the Washington Coun ty Board of Supervisors and the officials The letter cited three areas of misfeasance abuse and misuse of county funds violations of the "Virginia reedom of Information and viola tions of the "Virginia Conflict of Interests reply also stated you wish to sub mit to me some of the facts in support of your allegations I shall then be able to consider whether an investigation would be In a telephone interview with the Herald Courier Wednesday night Coleman said "I received a re quest I responded to it and told Mr Brown I need ed some facts The letter speaks for Upon receiving letter Brown and Clendenen issued the joint statement we had the facts in support of the allegations of misfeasance of governmental authority by the Board of Super visors of Washington County and officials of the board an investigation by the State Police would not be Both Brown and Clendenen declined to comment further really have any comments to make at this Brown said In Sept 13 address to the board the former administrator listed 10 to which See REQUEST Page 2 Local Murder Trial Jury Is Sequestered Reasons' Resignation Submitted By Commerce Secretary Good Morning Quick Look At The News On The Inside a merce spokesman Ernest Lotito who added: "She feels she has been away from her family for almost three years and at this time needs to be with He said that the White House planned to officially announce Thursday that Carter was ac contention he was protecting Jimmy Hott from Jonathan Pot ter during a fistfight at 314 Hale St However Hott 19 of 303 Tween Hill Rd testified that he started the fight with Potter and did not ask for help Hott also agreed with Assistant District Attorney Jerry Beck that it was "not for Wilson to cut Wilson then argued he was ed his knife from its sheath at his side because both Jonathan and Mickey Potter were tinually beating me over the head with rakes I was Wilson said yesterday want to hurt anybody I just wanted to scare them remember cutting nobody I was knocked down on the ground and get away from them so I pulled my knife and tried to get up When they backed off and said call the I ran to the During closing arguments Beck said defense attorney Jim Price of Bluff City expected the jurors to that on three different occasions Mickey Potter hit Wilson each time knocking the knife in hand into Jonathan body just about cutting his arm off then stabbing him in the stomach and finally into his POLICE ETRET) into a crowd of dockworkers killing four per sons Wednesday in Calcutta after some of the workers tried to cross a line of strikers the United News of India reported It WASHINGTON (AP) Juanita Kreps the first female secretary of com merce submitted her resigna tion to President Carter Wednesday a Commerce Department spokesman said Mrs Kreps cited family for leaving the Cabinet job according to Com By ANGELA MALLICOTE BLOUNTVILLE Tenn After deliberating for almost five hours the jury in the David Allen Wilson murder trial was sequestered at approximately 11 pm Wednesday i' The jury is expected to resume deliberations today at 9 am in Judge Edgar Calhoun's Sullivan County Criminal Court HILTON HOTEL officials are still interested in locating franchise in downtown Bristol one developer said Page 8A C' EDERAL LOOD insurance for residents of Bristol may be available soon Page 4B IN THE WORLD Bridge Page8C Briefs PagelOD Classified Pages 9 11C Comics PageSC DearAbby Page8B Editorials Page4A Health Page4D Movies? PagellB Sports Pages 1 5C Stocks Pages 6 7C Living Pages MB TV Schedule PageBC cepting the resignation with regret In Durham NC Duke Chancellor A Kenneth Pye said Wilson testified he so that Mrs Kreps would return to drunk I know what I was the university Nov 1 She has saying he at least been on leave from her job as a 12 Valiums and drank (various) university vice president and economics professor Mrs Kreps has been serious ly considering returning to Durham since late June because of her health problems said a source who asked for anonymity That month her husband Dr Clifton Kreps Jr fired a38caliber revolver into his mouth authorities said A business professor at the University of North Carolina he had been released for the day from the psychiatric unit of North Carolina Memorial Hospital Lotito said Kreps was now and had been spending time with his wife in Washington Mrs Kreps who preferred to be known as the first economist to be secretary of commerce not just the first woman in formed her staff of her decision Wednesday amounts of beer wine and the day the killing oc curred Judge Edgar Calhoun hear ing the testimony asked Wilson how the drugs affected him telling Wilson that a layman but it seems that tak ing or that many pills and drinking that much alcohol (in a six hour period) be dead or at least numb See TRIAL Page 2 Wilson 21 of 1220 Georgia Ave Bristol Tennessee is charged with first degree murder in the March 11 1979 stabbing death of Jonathan Pot ter 16 of Rt 1 Bristol Ten nessee Potter died of multiple stab wounds received in an alterca tion at the 314 Hale St residence of his brother Mickey Potter Wilson claimed self defense on several counts including the defending himself when he pull APUMTfkMa ji' BBjS Energy Projects Agency CLOUD COVER With the sun bursting through the clouds a of autumn weather during an early morning jog in Chariot University of Virginia student takes advantage of the freshness tesville recently Survives Test In Senate WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate on Wednesday soundly defeated two attempts by environmentalists to weaken President proposal for a powerful new agen cy to speed construction of new energy projects By votes of 59 38 and 60 34 the Senate agreed to give an Energy Mobilization Board broad powers to push for construc tion of new facilities including synthetic fuel plants and oil refineries Senators concerned about the environmental dangers of such new facilities did win one major concession which would give the Enviromental Pro tection Agency veto power over some projects By a voice vote the Senate agreed that if plants are found to be a hazard to health after construction begins the EPA would have authority to stop construction But that would occur only if state or local governments sought to block construction The Interior Department would also have to certify that the energy project would not be a danger to wildlife if it were built But overall the proposed board for a four member agency designed to open bureaucratic bottlenecks survived intact despite an intensive assault from Senate environmentalists and rights advocates In the first major vote the Senate voted to table or kill a version of the board with much weaker powers than those urged by Carter Later there was an attempt by Sen Ed mund Muskie Maine to eliminate a section of proposal allowing the mobilization board to step in if state and local agencies failed to meet decision deadlines The effort also failed In opposing version of the board Sen Gary Hart Colo said energy needs are great they are not so great we have to abandon all other national goals in a single minded pursuit of new energy Hart supported a version of the board proposed by Sens Edmund Muskie Maine and Abraham Ribicoff DConn and backed by environmental organiza tions and associations of city county and state governments Under version approved by the Senate Energy Committee the mobiliza tion board would be empowered to force local and state agencies to meet deadlines for approval or disapproval of a range of energy projects If work on a project had already begun local agencies and state governments would be prohibited from retroactively blocking it Ribicoff proposal would have required court approval for most actions by the board said 25 other persons were injured including six policemen No reason was given for the walkout at Calcutta Netaji Subhas Dock the scene of frequent labor disputes IN THE NATION Xvk OS tf k'' W'ttv Sb GEORGIA STATE Sen Julian Bond plans to endorse Sen Ed 2 ward Kennedy for president next week the Atlanta Constitution reported Wednesday The timing of announcement is in tended to affect county level Oct 13 on the oresidential candidates the Contitution said quoting unidentified sources" 1S'WRGINI THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE Commission is not carry ing out the intent of Congress to revitalize the railroads' an appeals court said Wednesday in ordering the agency to '7 reconsider its denial of rate increases for lumber and forest pro ducts The decision by the 4th US Circuit of Appeals constituted a victory for 33 railroads including most of the largest which appealed when the ICC denied them the increases in 1977 must be allowed flexibility in setting rates which are the appeals court said in overturning the demal IN TENNESSEE' A BLEDSOE COUNTY official named in a state lawsuit ac cusing three men of operating an illegal strip mine be treated differently than the others a state prosecutor said Wednesday The state Department of Conservation filed the suit Monday in Nashville contending that Bledsoe County road supervisor Houston Dodson and two other men are operating the mine The department says they lack the surface mining permit they must legally have to operate Today Close Paramount Theatre To amiliar Downtown Marque a 0 a ing business Paramount Pic tures Inc Box office tickets when the Paramount opened were pric ed at 40 cents But the lowest ticket price was 25 cents dur ing the Depression years Gillenwater recalled The Wilby Kincey Corpora tion took over the theatre operation in 1941 from Para mount leasing the State Street building from the Bristol Theatre Corporation a firm from Birmingham Ala In addition to movies the Paramount has housed big name show bands country music stars magicians preaching missions and con ventions according to Gillen water Always attempting to meet the needs of the people of Bristol during World War the Paramount featured late shows for the workers of the old Bristol aircraft plant which produced parts for war planes Later United Paramount took over the operation and within a few years United Sec THEATRE Page 2 By LISA UNDERWOOD ollowing show ing the Paramount Theatre of Bristol will close its doors to movie goers forever purely economics There is just no way to make Paramount Theatre President Wilfred Gillenwater explained The decision to shut down the 48 year old movie house was made by Gillenwater and his partner Everette Sharp who serves as secretary treasurer of the theatre cor poration and is president of Bristol Lincoln Mercury Since its grand opening on eb 13 1931 with the movie Pays to Advertize" a melodrama starring Carole Lombard and Norman oster the Paramount has served as a center of entertainment for all Bristolians With seating for 1250 the Paramount is the largest 1 theatre between Richmond Va and Knoxville Tenn Its size however led to the closing according to Gillen water who has managed the with a lot of film costs" Paramount since 1944 Gillen Gillenwater said water is also Juvenile Court Judge of Bristol Tennessee The Paramount is a big theatre and a big operation natal By MB TWt Judge Wilfred Gillenwater He explained the trend now is small theatres in shopping centers and malls The theatre was established by an exhibition unit of the California based movie mak 1 1 agjM S' VWW If JniH ft 11.

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