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The News and Advance from Lynchburg, Virginia • 1

Lynchburg, Virginia
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Indians Braves prepare for Game 4 tonight 1 Complete Index A 2 Deluge of debates takes toll on candidates 1 She News Advance QQc Lynchburg Virginia single copy price 500 Vol 130 No 298 Wednesday October 25 1995 a a Test drive King or A Day Ht CYCLE issKSSKi China talks resolve few issues bilateral subjects rial services at predicted the company will receive 35 percent to 60 percent of such contracts from the federal government in the next few years If the company got half the con tracts it would be worth $150 million By Dave Schleck Staff writer By Sean Coleman Staff writer of two sites in Tennessee and one in South Carolina It is now asking for feedback from the public 'Bert Stevenson a Department of Energy official said the US govern ment says it has 200 metric tons of uranium surplus is something the federal gov ernment has never done Stevenson said While diluting uranium some thing new only four facilities in the Increased charity costs concern some religious leaders across the area NEW YORK (AP) In talks laced with tension President Clinton and Chinese President Jiang Zemin tried on Tuesday to stabilize relations shaken by dis putes over human rights trade and Taiwan The administration called it significant step but acknowl edged problems persist Clinton said the fact that they were meeting was Clinton and Jiang talked for two hours at Lincoln Center after China demanded that the meeting be moved from the New York Public Library A human rights exhibit at the library included scenes from Tiananmen Square where hundreds of pro democracy advocates were killed in 1989 Posing for photographers Clinton and Jiang stood stiffly smiled and shook hands rather formally The mood was By Rob Kaiser Staff writer Babcock Wilcox Naval Nuclear uel Division in Campbell County along with three other facilities in the Southeast is being considered as a site to dilute uranium that until the Cold War ended was going to be used in nuclear weapons The Department of Energy con ducted environmental impact studies Leesville Road Elementary School student Justin Cash 8 got every school wish Tuesday when he took over Principal Lee job United States have the capability to dilute highly enriched uranium to a lower enrichment more likely several of the facili in processing services Roy said ties will receive contractSj rather than one doing the entire job Stevenson said has been doing it for 40 years company officials said Currently dilutes four metric tons of ura nium a year Don Roy manager of nuclear mate turns scary for salesman About 125 jobs could be created by the contracts according to Ron Hite manager for public relations and communications The jobs would help stabilize employment at which has been Please see Page A 8 Nuclear site possible at eds eye Campbell County for dilution facility Virginia Tackles Welfare Reform monev going to come from to expand child care and emergency financial aid for people turned down by welfare? of the churches I know are already doing everything they can to help low income families and keep families Robinson said Lisa Schafer executive director of Interfaith Outreach Association said her church supported organization needs about $13800 in additional donations to break even on next budget The association helped almost 4000 people last year with emergency assistance electricity pre scription medicine food programs Christmas ministries and other services God intends for us to continue with this type of work the churches are very generous in the Lynchburg area but only so much they can Schafer said not optimistic about what the future is going to she said scared that there will be more folks falling through the The Rev Wayne Meredith co pastor of River mont Presbyterian Church is a little more opti mistic dealing with a lot of said Meredith whose church is looking into starting an after school program for latchkey children who would otherwise be home alone while their parents work is in agreement that some kind of welfare reform is he said of us has any idea how many more people will be coming to the churches I think going to take some creative thinking and praying from all of Sharon Swedlow the new welfare reform coor dinator for the Lynchburg Department of Social Services said the government has no idea how many more people will be seeking help from Please see CHURCHES Page A 8 Staff photo by Doug Koontz Justin got the job by raising the most money in the school walk a thon Oct 11 or the details of day see 1 It was a test drive that literally became highway robbery Lynchburg Police are looking for a man who test drove a white 1992 Audi 100 and then left the salesman stranded on US 460 The car was taken from Star Imports located on Candlers Mountain Road about 11 am Monday said Lynchburg Police Cmdr EC Wingfield The suspect police are looking for is described as a white man in his mid 20s about and 150 pounds Wingfield said He has medium length brown hair and a thin mustache He was wearing glasses a baseball cap a flannel shirt and dirty blue jeans Wing field said At the car dealership the sus pect approached a salesman and asked to take a ride in the Audi The two left in the car together and drove onto US 460 As they were driving east on US 460 near Liberty University the suspect told the salesman the magnetic license plate had fallen off They pulled over to look and after the salesman got out of the car the suspect drove onto the highway leaving the salesman stranded along the side of the road The car was last seen heading east on US 460 Wingfield said The license plate was 32 078D Wingfield said theft will change the way Star Imports conducts test drives said Tony Terry the deal general manager have never had something like this happen Terry said are definitely going to make some Terry said he had talked to car dealers in other cities and they had offered shim some sugges tions or example Terry said he may start requiring people show two forms of identification before going out on a test drive If anyone has any information about the theft please call the crimeline at 847 1377 O' Religious leaders in Central Virginia are wor ried that church coffers are not plentiful enough to handle the increase in needy families seeking charitable help after being turned down by tough welfare laws The Rev Haywood Robinson pastor of Dia mond Hill Baptist Church said he is concerned to hear politicians talking about how churches need to take more responsibility helping the poor initial reaction is these people are either engaging in very unjustified thought about going back to a bygone era that has no way of returning or they are simply passing the polit ical buck that could have some very mnumane Robinson said was a time when the church was an up front receiver of charitable Robinson said the government is now the main recip i i i although it is not vol untary com ments reflect a growing1 question among religious leaders: Where is the businesslike a very important Jiang said in English taking note of the sym bolism of their talks Afterwards White House press secre tary McCurry quoted Clinton as saying that it was very positive meeting and certainly the best of the three meetings that he has held to date with President Jiang Despite the upbeat assessment the administration said it was not a prob lem solving meeting would put the stress more(on) resuming momentum resuming dia Please see CHINA Page A 8 Welfare plan pins hopes on churches Clinton Chinese president confer on broad range of controversial 3 BOR fig '1 ww Hwf hr riB Me nirii it LM TMT y' rarMMjJ If JrJm I WHnmSMBKtk iMMHMHit UdH BREAKING The Candidates The Issues NOTE: Begin ning today The News Advance will publish a series on Central candi dates for seats in the Senate and House of Delegates The series will include a profile and an edited transcript of the interview with The News Advance Today: Preston Bryant Republican candidate in the 23rd District Next: Gill Cobbs Demo cratic candidate in the 23rd District I Politics in Preston Bryant's blood since teen age years By Christina Nuckols Staff writer A license is a teen ticket to freedom a social life and adulthood or Preston Bryant it also was his ticket into politics It just so happens that Bryant got his license at about the same time the late Joe Crouch was starting his 1981 campaign for the House of Delegates what gave me the freedom to work on the cam Bryant recalled recently not surprising to many who knew him as a teen ager that Bryant is now running for Gen eral Assembly himself as the Republican candidate for the A 23rd District seat in the House of Delegates Joyce Crouch who washer campaign manager in 1981 and now the delegate filling his former House seat said Bryant your typical enve lope stuffer was very impressive because he had a maturity and a knowledge of the political pro cess more than you would nor mally see in that age she said gave him a lot of responsibility during that cam paign He just a interest in politics actually began much earlier sometime around the age of 10 or 11 Bryant now 31 is quick to say i 1 6 Preston Bryant 7 A Ml ly' he also was interested in sports and rock roll just like his peers but acquaintances Please see POLITICS Page A 5 Taxes schools education policy top issues for Bryant NOTE: Beginning today The News Advance will publish a series on Central Vir candidates for seats in the Senate and House of Delegates The series will include a profile and an edited transcript of the interview with The News Advance Today: Preston Bryant Republican candidate in the 23rd District Next: Gill Cobbs Democratic candidate in the 23rd District Gov Allen has proposed returning lottery proceeds to localities which could use them for law enforcement education or local tax reduction Do you support this proposal? I support it We can use this money I would even offer maybe not propose an amend ment but it would be beneficial if it was also for mental health Having served on the Community Services Board I see a need We could use the money here in Lynchburg for education Having served in city gov ernment do you think there would be a temptation for local councils or boards of supervisors to use most of this money for tax relief thereby getting the polit icalbenefits of that? I think just as many political benefits to be received from earmarking the money for Please see BRYANT Page A 5.

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