David P Beiter, CAVE Inc, Rt 72 Box 8460, Monticello, KY 42633-8809 606/376-3137 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 1819, Wayne County (now McCreary County) Kentucky. The "Devil's Oil" ruins a valuable salt well. Oil is struck in the Beaty Number Two Salt Well at the mouth of what is now known as the Oil Well Branch on the West Bank of The Big South Fork of The Cumberland River. Environmental Inventory, Little South Fork Cumberland River, p34 (Jan 82), ref Augusta Phillips Johnson, (1939), A Century of Wayne County, 1800-1900. The Standard Printing Company, Louisville, KY. 1859, Titusville, PA. Col. Edwin L Drake drills the first oil well actually looking for the stuff. The 1985 estimate of drug trafficking in the USA is $120 billion. p 8, Annual Report for the Year 1985 of the Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control. The 1984 estimate by Columbian authorities is 44,000 hectares (110,000 acres) of marijuana with 1500 hectares (3800 acres) destroyed. There were estimated to be 25000 hectares (53000 acres) of coca. p 32 860212. Baby Doc Duvallier of Haiti escaped with a personal fortune of 400M$. This was in a country of population 5.8M, a GNP of 1.6B$, and a per capita yearly income of $300. That's a take of $69/head, or 2 months 3 weeks /head. 860330. Personal communication (rumor). PCP told of a Michael arrested in Somerset. For pot? He was homosexual [how found out?]. He was beaten and hanged in jail. Homosexuality is rampant in Somerset. 860405. A load of 1.2 tons of cocaine was caught at the Mexican border, valued at 331M$. That's 300$/gram. 860405. David Butler, Kentucky State Police Captain, passes 12K$ of falsified travel vouchers on Eastern Kentucky University. WBKY 9AM 860528. Cayman Islands has a population of 17,000 and 450 banks, or one per 38 people. CSM[?] 860708, PA. Four Americans and eight Columbians are indicted by a Federal Grand Jury for smuggling 1,500 lbs cocaine into PA & NY. No mention of official involvement. Assorted newscasts. 861006. U. S. News & World Report p59 states that developing countries owe approx one trillion dollars. American consumers owe $593 billion. American business owes $2.4 trillion. US government owes $2.1 trillion. This totals $6.1 861006. U. S. News & World Report p63. Marijuana is being grown in National Forests. 946,000 acres have been closed to protect the public. Since 1980, USDA agents have busted 2692 marijuana plots in National Forests. 861000. Acres, USA, p3. Greater than a third of US national income is now government transfer payments to individuals. 861020. U. S. News & World Report p70. Drug tests are inaccurate. In a control test of 13 labs and 34 spiked samples the results were; 1 completely correct, 5 detected no drugs. There were 6% false positives for cocaine, 37% false positives for amphetamines. 861000. There is a large (100M$?) appropriation to eliminate marijuana production in the National Forests, as a public protection measure. The growers are a danger to the public with boobytraps. Radio news. 861029. Miami FL. In a record bust, 4620 pounds of cocaine "worth" $500 million was accidentally found in routine plugging of a crate of furniture. That's $238 per gram. Cable News Network [radio], WBKY, 11PM 861103, Riviera Beach, FL. The record 4600 pound cocaine bust of 29 Oct 86 falls. A larger [unstated] amount was found in false walls of a shipping container. In the past (2 weeks?) 122,000 pounds marijuana have been seized, 770 pounds of cocaine were found in 11 duffle bags which were thrown overboard from a vessel, and the 4600 pounds (what's 20 pounds one way or the other when you got two tons?) cocaine previously noted. The total cocaine seizure in 85 was 7000 pounds. It is estimated that approximately 10% of imports are caught. Cable News Network [radio] News, WBKY, 11:12PM. It is not clear where statistics apply; Customs? Florida? 861119, Miami, FL. 9 Columbians are named by DEA [Drug Enforcement Agency] as The Medellin Cartel, which has imported 58 Tons of cocaine into the United States since 68. Indictments were issued 25 Aug 88, and DEA has been trying to secretly arrest them since then. All Things Considered, WBKY, 4:30 PM. 861201~, Miami, FL. The Federal Reserve Bank of Miami has a 6 billybux (that's $6,000,000,000.00) cash surplus from cocaine traffic. Radio. 861216, Jefferson Co, KY. Marion Collins, Jefferson County cop, is convicted and sentenced to 30 years for 7 armed robberies of Savings & Loans, netting $24,000. WBKY 861216, Oak Ridge, TN. An Oak Ridge cop got some of the money from the Acker robbery from Hodge, to "invest". Kentucky Educational Television? Look for Foust in C&D. That's Detective Sergeant C. Gene Foust, Head Narcotics Officer of the Oak Ridge Police Department. 870200. The DEA [Drug Enforcement Agency] estimate of cocaine use in the USA in 85 is 100 metric tons consumed by 3 to 6 million users. That is 0.05 pounds, or 23gm each. Playboy, Feb 87, p68. The DEA [Drug Enforcement Agency] in 86 had cocaine busts of 17,000 kilograms, 12,819 drug arrests, and 379 megabux of property confiscated. 861231. USA population = 242.1 million. 861231, PCP. Butch (Pete? the one arrested for wife beating) Sexton has $2000/week coke habit, from work hand Dishman. There is a well established gay community in Wayne & Pulaski Counties, from UBW. 861231. The Wayne County [Kentucky] Outlook. The Wayne County tax base is 75 to 80 million dollars. With a population of 17,003, then the tax base is $4700 each. Garbage disposal is to cost $100,000, or $6 each. 2 Jan 87. KY. Larry Forgey withdraws from the Republican campaign for Governor of Kentucky, citing his inability to raise the necessary 4 megabux to mount a credible effort. Kentucky Educational Television Lester Burns, Jr is ordered to return to Dr Roscoe Acker 175 kilobux [$175,000.00], his liar's fee for defense of the robbers/murderers. The 1986 drug trafficking industry in United States is estimated to be $130 billion. In a 1985 survey of Americans age 12 and older by the National Institute on Drug Abuse reports 70.4 million (37%) have used marijuana, cocaine, or other illicit drugs once or more; 36.8 million (19%) within the last year; and 23 million (12%) within the past month. Among the employed 20 to 40 year olds, the National Household Survey reported 29% used illicit drugs within the past year, and 19% within the past month. There are an estimated 600 thousand active heroin addicts is USA. An estimated 62 million have used marijuana once or more, 40 million use marijuana occasionally or more, 25 million use marijuana regularly. The estimated cocaine use in USA is 30 million occasional users, 6 to 8 million regular users, and 0.7 to 1.4 million addicted. p8, Annual Report for the Year 1986 of the Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control. Cocaine estimates in the USA for 1984 are: 104 tons consumed & 11.7 tons seized. 1985: 125 tons consumed and 18 tons seized. 1986: 150 tons consumed & 28 tons seized. Annual Report for the Year 1986 of the Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control. p15. An estimated 30000 to 60000 tons of marijuana are being smuggled into USA annually, plus 4000 tons of domestic production. 1984 sources: Columbia, 70%; Mexico, 15%; Jamaica, 7%; Belize, 5%; other, 3%; domestic, 13% additional. 1985 sources: Columbia, 70%; Mexico, 25%; Jamaica, 7%; Belize, 5%; others, 3%. 1986 sources: Columbia, 60%; Mexico, 35%; Jamaica, 5%; Belize, 4%; Guatemala, 3%; others, 3%. Annual Report for the Year 1986 of the Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control. p22 Charles Knox, Police Director for the City of Newark, New Jersey suggests legalization!!! p51 In 1985 a reported 39,231,479 domestic marijuana plants were destroyed in 39,745 plots. 5151 arrests were made and 1768 weapons were seized. Annual Report for the Year 1986 of the Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control. p 104 In 1985 the estimated Mexican cultivation of opium was 5200 hectares (13,000 acres) and for marijuana was 9,000 hectares (22,500 acres). Annual Report for the Year 1986 of the Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control. p 115 "Kremlin admits drug use is spreading in USSR", Christian Science Monitor, 7 Jan 87, p2. The number of Soviet drug addicts is now 46,000, an 18-fold increase in 2 years. 7,500 acres of illegal crops and 250,000 acres [?] of marijuana were destroyed and more than 4000 traffickers arrested last year. 8 Jan 87. McCormick, SC. The local Sheriff was caught embezzling funds. The local paper (The Messenger?) with a new outsider editor reported this, and has been harassed for it. This included nails in the driveway, obscene gestures to children, and his house was bombed. The locals did not want to hear about the sins of their leaders. Cable News Network [radio] News, 11:16 PM, 8 Jan 87. Jimmy Gable, Sheriff, resigned when caught pocketing a Federal grant for a recreation site. Deputy George Reid, convicted in 1974 of stealing an impact wrench from a local car dealership, announced candidacy for Sheriff. Reid failed state's basic training course. County coroner Jack Keown also a candidate, was arrested when Reid claimed that Keown tried to bribe him to withdraw. Editor of McCormick County Messenger, Ken Fortenberry's house was bombed and his family was threatened. Newsweek, Feb 9, 87, p31. 16 Jan 87. A Washington DC cocaine ring was busted and 19 were arrested, mostly Columbians. This business was operated out of pizza parlors. Cable News Network [radio] 3:16PM, WBKY 21 Jan 87. 1.5B$ (that's $1,500,000,000.00) is expected to be gambled in both legal and illegal betting on the Super Bowl. Kentucky Educational Television, WLKY 7 Feb 87. Firing Line. There are 7200 ballistic nuclear weapons, 12000 strategic nuclear weapons, with a total of 50000 nuclear weapons in the USA arsenal. USSR has 7800 ballistic nuclear weapons. Edward L. Rowney, Presidential Advisor 10 Mar 87. National Public Radio. 15 pounds of Plutonium are needed for a WWII style bomb, and requires only four nuclear technicians with no previous weapons experience. This is within the capabilities of some terrorist groups. The Japanese have ordered 85 metric tonnes of Plutonium reprocessing (unclear if Plutonium or total) over next 30 years from France & England. The security of these shipments is questioned. Reporter Kathleen Galaski, interviewing Paul Leventhal, nuclear power critic with Nuclear Control Institute. If all of the nuclear material is Plutonium, then this is sufficient for 400 bombs / year. ~11 Mar 87. 200 pounds per month for 6 years (=14,400 pounds) cocaine were smuggled from Brazil via commercial airlines. This was valued at 1.5B$ (=229/gm). 40 arrests have been made. Pan Am cooperated with DEA [Drug Enforcement Agency], Delta would not. 15 Mar 87. NOVA. There have been 77 billion humans thruout time [define "human"]. The present rate of increase is 128 million per year. /If the present population is 5.00 billion, then the rate of increase is 2.56%, with a doubling time of 27 years. I heard 80 million per year somewhere else, or 1.6% per year, doubling in 44 years. Worldwatch Paper 80, p5 says '87 increase was 86 million. 3 Apr 87. Daylight Savings Time comes 3 weeks earlier, to Bring Economic Prosperity to The Nation. A Kingsford Charcoal Briquette Company mouthpiece predicts 23 to 24 megabux (~6%) increase in sales of charcoal briquettes, 7 megabux in starter fluid, and 3 or 4 (or was that 34?) megabux in grilles. Convenience stores should reap 1 billybuck. All the while saving 100K bbl oil! Business Update, WBKY. April 87. The Nature Conservancy agrees to purchase Cave Hollow, Lee County, KY, for $350,000. p2 Kentucky Chapter The Nature Conservancy, Spring 1987. 9 Apr 87. WBKY. Fundraisers for private aid to the Contras diverted most of the money to their own purposes. The interesting part is that the fundraisers were homosexual, and their purposes were to support other homosexuals. I've heard no further information on this vicious rumor spread by communist sympathizers. But The New Republic, 11 May 1987, p18 says "National Public Radio also reported that [Carl "Spitz"] Channell and his principal deputy, Daniel Lynn Conrad, are homosexuals, and that Channell's groups had paid large fees to both Channell's long-time roommate and a West Coast consulting firm run by Conrad's friend Kenneth Gilman" 24 Apr 85. Paul Harvey. Mexican officials claim that $145 Billion of illicit drugs have been confiscated in Mexico. The time period was not stated. Mexico is thus cooperating in the War On Drugs. The number of protons in observed universe is approximately 10^78. Discover, May 1987, p93. In the USA, excess mortality from cigarette smoking exceeds 350,000 per year: 170,000 from coronary disease; 125,000 from cancer (100,000 from lung cancer); and 1,500 from fire. The total direct health care costs approximate $16 billion, plus the loss of productivity and earnings from disability and premature death $37 billion. Acres, USA, May 1987, p17, quoting Know the Truth Newsletter, quoting US Surgeon General. 29 Apr 87. MacNeil-Lehrer. 100 metric tonnes of Plutonium are available in United states for production of nuclear weapons. ?? discussing safety at Hanford reactor. 30 Apr 87. Wayne Co, KY. Wayne County School salaries for 85-86 school year = $3,553,631. High roller was Bates, C.H. at 60,976. Monticello School salaries totalled $1,180,816. Highest take was only $44,290 for Miniard, Vernon. The Wayne County [Kentucky] Outlook, p24. What a bargain! 5 May 87. An unstated amount of money (less than $2 million) from the Iran arms deal was diverted to DEA [Drug Enforcement Agency] agents in Europe for use to attempt to free hostages in Lebanon. This line of inquiry was not pursued. Testimony of Richard Secord, Congressional Investigation. 5 May 87. Alan Sears (of Meese Pornography Commission fame) was indeed appointed to head the Federal Office of Surface Mining as partially caught in a newscast last summer. Yes, there were allegations of conflict of interest due to Sears having represented a strip mining company in suit against Office of Surface Mining. Sears is now heading some other pornography commission. No confirmation of having been a Kentucky State Police trooper, as reported (in Playboy?) Personal communication, Tom Fitzgerald, Kentucky Natural Resources Commission. 15 May 87. $300,000 was given to Oliver North to fund a DEA [Drug Enforcement Agency] hostage rescue in Lebanon by [? H. Ross Perot]. MacNeil-Lehrer "May 18, 1987". U. S. News & World Report, p72. America's prison population is 546,659. Violent is crime up by 12%. 26 May 87. Lacefield pleads guilty to falsification of drug tests for FAA [Federal Aviation Administration]. MacNeil-Lehrer. 28 May 87. Wayne County Kentucky education: 59% of the population 25 & older have not completed the 8th grade. The Wayne County [Kentucky] Outlook, p1. "I do not know what I may appear to the world: But to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore and diverting myself and now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than usual, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." Sir Isaac Newton The July 1. 1987 population of Wayne County, KY is 17,700. WKYM, 15 July. Wayne County has received a $1,007,000.00 Federal grant [abandoned lands fund] to reclaim 80 acres in two strip mines at Coal Cliff, Wayne Co, KY. WKYM, 17 July 87 playing Hal Rogers tape. The Wayne County [Kentucky] Outlook, 23 July 87, p1. That's $12,587.50 per acre! 24 Jul 87. The Office of Surface Mining falsified records in order to justify reduced coal operator fines. But "no evidence of bribes, kickbacks or gratuities." Kentucky News Net. They just did it out of the goodness of their hearts!? 24 July 87. There were $1.11 billion fraud & embezzlement losses to US banks in 1986. $199 billion was spent in the US on legal and illegal gambling in 1986. Wall Street Week quoting Gaming & Wagering Magazine. Presumably this does not include speculating on Wall street. Bishop James Ussher calculated that God began creating Heaven and earth at 2:30 in the afternoon, on Sunday, Oct 23, 4004 BC. Total particles & photons in known universe = 10E87. Discover, Sep 87, p 76&81 Operation Black Poppy. The Soviets have destroyed over 2000 fields totalling 120 acres of opium poppy and marijuana in Central Asia. U. S. News & World Report, "31 Aug 87", p13. Sep 87. The new rope climbing records are: 30 meters (98.4 feet) mechanical, 0:25.7; 120 meters (393.7 feet) mechanical, 4:10.7 Held by Rossano Boscarino of Puerto Rico. NSS News, v45, p315. Financial Report of The Wayne County Board of Education. Local Property Tax = $343,308.28; Local utility & vehicle tax = $55,059.16; total local tax = $398,367.44 or 5.8% of total receipts of $6,913,538.09 State = $4,564,170.52 or 66.0% Federal = $1,781,061.00 or 25.8% Total salaries = $4,234,611.24 The Wayne County [Kentucky] Outlook 3 Sep 87, p21 11 Sep 87. The '87 estimated tobacco production in USA, 1.23B lb; in KY 331.99M lb. Kentucky Educational Television "Average daily increase, since August 1982, in the market value of all publicly traded U.S. stocks: $1,000,000,000", Harper's, Oct 87, p17. "Oct 5, 1987" U. S. News & World Report p12. Pablo Escobar, Columbian cocaine baron, is worth $3 billion. 19 Oct 87. Cable News Network [radio] For each dollar spent on border interdiction, $7 of cocaine and marijuana are seized. For each dollar spent on internal drug suppression, only $3 of illegal drugs are confiscated. This should provide the dollar amount spent on USA drug programs. 29 Oct 87. WBKY, Cable News Network [radio], 2P. CDC estimates 315,000 deaths per year in USA from tobacco. Nov/Dec 1987 Utne Reader, p18. In a paper prepared for the September 1987 Pugwash conference on Science and World Affairs in Gmunden, Austria, Terry Sabonis-Chafee of the Rocky Mountain Institute places cost of US Persian Gulf intervention at between $40 and $54 billion per year. That's $120 dollars in "defense" per barrel of oil imported from the area, plus the regular price of $20. $140 per barrel sounds like a bargain to me! 12 Nov 87. The Wayne County [Kentucky] Outlook, p1. 70.4% of persons over the age of 25 in Wayne County do not have a high school diploma. The Wayne County tobacco production estimated at $3.7M. Kentucky production at 315M pounds with a average price of 1.585 13 Nov 87. Paul Harvey. 13.6% of Americans are impoverished, defined as less than $10990 per year per family of four. Total of government (federal, state, & local) spending on poverty programs is $642B per year. If the total population is 248M then there are 33.7M impoverished. That is $19,035 per capita impoverished. 20 Nov 87. Miami, FL. New record cocaine bust is 3 tons worth $500M found in Miami warehouse. That's $183/gram. Fall 87. In the USA, 1986 drug arrests were 824,100, with 361,780 for marijuana. 50 million Americans consume 30 million pounds of marijuana worth $40 billion. The domestic crop in 1986 was worth $26+ billion. p24. Domestic marijuana makes up 19% of market. The THC content of domestic marijuana in 1987 averaged 8.5% p28. A study by Wharton Econometrics research group surveyed federal, state & local expenditures on drug law enforcement, which totalled $6.2 billion in 1986. "$5.3 billion spent on investigations [does that mean all internal or what?], with the rest devoted to Federal interdiction at the borders." State & local police spent 18.2% of their budget on illegal drugs. I mean, on chasing users of illegal drugs. Sinsemilla Tips, p8. Alcohol/traffic deaths in USA [in 1987?] = 23,980. ?Morning Edition, 29 Dec87.? Mexico is to swap $10B of Mexican debt for $2B of US Treasury bonds. These are supposed to be equal to $10B in 20 years. The banks who were stuck with the Mexican debt are supposed to sell their new Treasury Bonds for $17B. I think that is the deal, but it doesn't make any sense to me. // Mexican debt now is $105B, with interest on it eating half the Mexican Federal Budget. Morning Edition, 29 Dec 87. 9 May 88. The underground economy is estimated at a range of 4% to 33% of the gross national product, which was $4.488 trillion in 1987. That yields an underground between $180 and 1500 billion. Insight, May 9, 1988, p42. 29 Sep 88. Kurt Schmoke, Mayor of Baltimore, proposes drug decriminalization at House hearing. Total value of all capital in USA = 16.5 trillion dollars. 4.5 in business 3.5 residential improvements 2.5 in residential land and farms 1.0 in commercial real estate 7.5 total real estate 1.5 in consumer durables 3.0 in federal, state & local government MacNeil-Lehrer. 22 Mar 88 US aid to Central America 1980-88 Country Economic aid Military aid GUATEMALA 646 M$ 19 M$ El Salvador 2300 M$ 726 M$ Honduras 1000 M$ 431 M$ Nicaragua 251 M$ 77 M$ Panama 100 M$ 55 M$ Newsweek, Apr 4, 1988 p 19. World Bank loans to Nicaragua over $100 billion. Acres USA, Nov 1988, p17. That can't be right. they must be getting their billions and trillions mixed up. Congress has spent $16 billion on the War on Drugs since 1981. In 1985, 22 million Americans admitted to using cocaine at least once, 5.8 million used cocaine regularly. Federal cocaine seizures were 45 tons in 1986, 71 tons in 1987. DEA cocaine seized 40,034 kilograms of cocaine in first 9 months of 1988, 37,000 Kg in all of 1987. DEA has 3000 agents, FBI 1200 drug agents. 352,612 drug busts (how defined?) in 1987, 24% increase over 1986. New York [City?] police made 19,074 crack arrests in first 10 months of 1988. Newsweek, Nov 28, 1988, pp65-79. United States crop production Crop Unit Acres, thousand Yield/acre Production,thousand 1987 1988 1987 1988 1987 1988 Corn bu 59,167 56,753 119.4 80.2 7,064 4,553 Soybeans bu 56,437 56,818 33.7 26.4 1,905 1,501 Sorghum bu 10,604 9,011 69.9 60.1 741 541 Wheat bu 55,930 53,270 37.6 34.0 2,105 1,812 Oats bu 6,925 5,389 54.0 39.1 374 211 Barley bu 10,027 7,395 52.6 38.2 527 283 All tobacco lb 587 626 2028 2129 1,191 1,333 Kentucky Farm Bureau News, Nov 1988, p8. 1987 US farm subsidies were $30 billion. 25 Dec 88. USA population is 245.8 million. 11 Jan 89. Paul Harvey Noon. 43% of Federal Government budget is "entitlements". 13 Jan 89 farm commodity near futures. KY Farm Bureau phone. crop near future corn 2.88 beans 8.15 wheat 4.41 cattle 74 hogs 45 Au 403 Ag 5.94 crop 88 production stocks corn 4.921 7.071 beans 1.539 1.367 wheat(spring)54.445?? 1.711 [Maybe M acres planted] 890116, USN&WR, p21. F-14, the 2 seater, has a length of 62'8" & a span of 64'1.5". An image 2.4" at arm's length of 24" would range to 630'. 30 Jan 89. This Is Kentucky, KET. Kentucky leads the nation in the pregnancy rate among whites, and is third overall. Mar/Apr 89. Utne Reader, p81. Drug prohibition costs about 7,000 deaths per year (through drug related crime, AIDS, and poisoned drugs) and a $80 billion per year economic loss. Estimated $50 billion per year spent on marijuana. 27 Mar 89. A Courier-Journal poll of 808 subjects states that 53% [90%] pray daily, 25% [37%] pray weekly, and 12% pray yearly. 17 Apr 89. The Nation, p 512. In 1988 banks in southern Florida generated a cash surplus of $6.4 billion, up from $3.3 billion in 1978. Most is assumed to be drug payments. 10 May 89. Harold Rogers in The Wayne County Outlook, p4. DEA seized 12 metric tons of cocaine in 1984, 52 tons in 1988. 43% of current federal inmates are drug offenders. 15 May 89. Newsweek, p42. Burma opium fields estimated by American intelligence to be between 222,390 and 296,520 acres. Khun Sa estimates his crop at 2,200 tons worth 1.6 trillion dollars in Burma. Opium resin is selling in Burma for $67 per pound. June 89. Paul Harvey. In 1988 the Miami DEA seized 178M$. 3 charged since March. 500 informants. 7 Jul 89. All Things Considered. Argentine inflation was 114% per month in June 89. In the past 6 months the currency has gone from 24 to 600 [whatzits per US dollar]. Japan's assets are 44T$, more than USA. "The Enterprise", Army Special Operations of NSC. 2 Sep 89. WBKY, 4:35PM. In 1974, in a federal prison in Danbury CT, occurred a chance meeting of Carlos Lehder and George Young, both convicted marijuana smugglers. Lehder had access to Pablo Escobar to supply cocaine, and Young had a major counterculture marijuana distributorship. This raised cocaine shipments from a few Kg to a few hundred Kg per shot. The stock value of IBM is $66 billion. 29 Sep 89. 20 tons of cocaine are nabbed in suburban Los Angeles CA warehouse by multi-agency & DEA agents. 3 arrested, claiming to be Mexican, but had a South American accent. "18 Dec 89" USN&WR, p 16. Cocaine prices are $9090 per pound ($20K per Kg) for 70% purity, down from $18,000 to $23,000 per pound ($40K to $51K per Kg) for 35% in 1984. 890123. Newsweek, p 60. The Surgeon General's Report states that the annual death toll in the United States from cigarettes is 390,000. By 1992 the figure has risen to 450,000 deaths per year from tobacco consumption in the US. "25 Dec 89", Newsweek, p 46. Baltimore mayor Kurt Schmoke, former Secretary of State George Schultz, William F Buckley, Milton Friedman, Lewis Lapham, New York federal judge side with drug legalization. "5 Feb 90", USN&WR p33. In 1989 $517 million was paid for licenses, duck stamps, and excise taxes. The take by licensed hunters was 25,000,000 rabbit, 22,000,000 squirrel, 4,000,000 white tail deer, 600,000 mule deer, 350,000 turkey, 250,000 coyote, 115,000 pronghorn antelope, 102,000 elk, 21,000 black bear, 21,000 caribou, 12,000 moose, 10,000 javelina, 2,400 bighorn sheep, 1,500 mountain lion, 1,200 mountain goat, 1,100 brown/grizzly bear, 1,000 wolf, 750 bison, 700 wolverine, 90 musk ox, 50,000,000 mourning dove, 28,000,000 quail, 20,000,000 pheasant, 6,000,000 ruffed grouse, 5,200,000 duck, 1,300,000 goose, 1,000,000 chukkar. Page 37 lists the government take. Coyote, 76,033 intentionally & 17 inadvertently, skunk 15,239 & 102, Beaver 9,143 & 28, raccoon 5,348 & 1,117, opossum 5,329 & 505, fox 5,195 & 1,155, bobcat 1,163 & 63, badger 939 & 555, porcupine 799 & 935, nutria 612 & 21, prairie dog 538 & 0, rat/mouse 505 & 0, feral hog 392 & 17, muskrat 323 & 63, black bear 289 & 2, marmot 258 & 0, mountain lion 203 & 4, russian boar 192 & 5, rabbit 186 & 231, domestic cat 178 & 104, ground squirrel 159 & 24, domestic dog 151 & 393, javelina 0 & 764, blackbird 4,453,842 & 1, pigeon 7,982 & 0, egret 6,729 & 0, other 2,398 & 342. The total is 4,594,088 & 6,448. Mar 90. KY Farm Bureau News, p 12. Kentucky 1989 crop production valued at $1.72 billion. Tobacco, $669,050,000; hay, $415,326,000; corn, $335,356,000; soybeans, $211,916,000; wheat, $83,250,000. "5 Mar 90" USN&WR, p 57. Louis Sullivan, Health & Human Services Secretary, estimates smoking kills 1000 Americans per day and costs $1 billion per week in health-care and insurance. Tobacco profits in 1989 of Phillip Morris were $4.6 billion and of RJR more than $2 billion. Apr 90. KY Farm Bureau News. p2. US farmers own $600 million [sic] in real estate. Businesses hold $3.7 trillion, individuals & families $4.9 trillion, governments $2.4 trillion, non-profit organizations, $400 billion. 7 May 90. Paul Harvey. Columbia raids its drug labs & gets 13 Tons of cocaine, the biggest ever drug bust. NPR. Politician Bidens sez that 2.2 million Americans use cocaine once per week or more. In New York, 1/40 of residents are users, in Washington DC, 1/30. The interest on the cost of the Savings & Loan Scam is $30 million per day, or $10 billion per year. The total estimated public cost is $400 to 500 billion. That's $4000 per worker. 27 Jul 90. Paul Harvey. So far this year there have been 10,956 drug murders in Columbia. 4 Aug 90. WFLW. The workforce in Wayne Co, KY is 8261. Or is it 7838, with 7295 employed? That must be September's release. Yep, on 05 Oct 90 it is 8374 workers with 606 unemployed. Oct 9, 1989. USN&WR, p82. 200 checks for $3 to $5. Current Inc, 800/533-3973. Checks in the Mail, 800/422-2439. 29 Aug 90. Preliminary census figures and % change: Kentucky 3665220 +0.1 Wayne 17402 +2.2 McCreary 15495 -0.9 Clinton 9126 -2.1 Pulaski 49067 +7.1 Russell 14667 +7.0 Cumberland 6752 -7.4 Oct 90, Reason, p14. The Council of Life Insurance estimates $7.7 trillion is locked up in life insurance policies. 8 Sep 90, WTHL, Somerset, KY. 2/3 of blood donors in Uganda are HIV positive. The doubling rate of AIDS is about one year. 13 Sep 90. WSEK, Somerset, KY. Bradley, Head of the Kentucky Environmental Cabinet, takes a helicopter tour of the Pulaski County Landfill, of Sloans Valley, KY, and then has a hour meeting with three local citizens. This was apparently at the instigation of Pulaski County Concerned Citizens, Johnny Campbell chief. Campbell said that water samples are to be taken from the local water supplies, the caves, and Lake Cumberland. He cited the future of the local citizens and the big caves as environmental qualifications. There are insinuations of midnight dumping, and that the stuff which is not being dumped is leaking. John Melcher is unavailable for comment. Melcher is chairman of either the dump, or the dump control board. The Pulaski County landfill regulation board spokesman was huffy that they weren't warned and stated that they had already hired McCreary County Engineers to tell them that the dump was not polluting the water. As I remember, this dump was recently sold to some foreigners (West Virginia?) 1983 Reported Drug Abuse Deaths Hospital Emergencies Heroin 1,188 12,456 Diazapam 340 2,191 Cocaine 280 6,893 PCP 217 6,123 Barbiturates 124 1,443 Methamphetamine 60 1,860 Methaqualone 45 1,988 Amphetamine 44 1,694 Marijuana 5,509 -------------------- -------------- Total 2,298 40,147 House of Representatives Annual Report for the year 1984 of the Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control, p16 1984 Reported Drug Abuse Deaths Hospital Emergencies Heroin 1,499 13,355 Cocaine 604 10,966 Barbiturates 452 3,927 Diazapam 279 9,042 PCP 226 6,242 Methamphetamine 81 1,948 Methaqualone 11 Amphetamine 59 974 LSD 1 Marijuana 4,489 -------------------- --------- Total 3,212 50,973 House of Representatives Annual Report for the year 1985 of the Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control, p21 1985 Reported Drug Abuse Deaths Hospital Emergencies Heroin 1,768 14,696 Cocaine 643 13,501 Barbiturates 424 3,562 DIAZAPAM 315 8,324 PCP 195 5,677 Methamphetamine 64 800 Methaqualone 8 Amphetamine 64 1,118 Marijuana 24 (1) 5,271 -------------------- --------- Total 3,518 53,466 (1) 4.2 percent result of direct single drug use, remainder in combination with other drugs, other medical problems or accidents. House of Representatives Annual Report for the year 1986 of the Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control, p24-25 The cost of Public Education is $200 billion per year. Employment is 2.5 million, more than the military. Insight Sep 24, 90 p 10. In 1986, 1.6% of US adults (3.3 million of [206 million]) had a net worth of $500,000 or more, and the total is $4.3 trillion (28.5% of US total). The GNP was 4.1 trillion. 941K had a net worth of over $1 million. IRS figures, Insight Sep 24, 90 p 44. 25 Sep 90, KY, KET. Congress critter Hopkins predicts $50 Billion damages and 4500 dead in a new New Madrid Earthquake. An Earthquake Education Bill is passed? 04 Oct 90, Albany, Clinton Co, KY, WSFC. The Jack Ferguson oil well near Static TN threatens to overflow into Spring Creek. Six trucks haul the oil to Somerset nonstop, where the refinery is unable to handle the glut. The well came in 25 Sep 90 with about 125 to 150 barrels per hour, and presently is producing 80 to 100 bbl/hr. Reputedly this is the biggest well east of the Mississippi and the biggest ever in Kentucky. 200 jobs are promised to be created. 1 Oct 90, California? The Goodyear Blimp is shot down by a radio controlled model airplane. 16 Oct 90. According to Donald Jones, the population of Ritner is 25, counting all who live in the Lick Creek drainage. The count is Eddie Flynn, 4; Robert Abbott, 2; Howard Tucker, 2; Lloyd Jones, 3; Chylie Jones, 1; Donald Jones, 2; Ruby Flynn, 2; David Beiter, 1; Dale Jones, 1; Noel Clark, 6; logger in trailer at Noble Clark. 901016, WFLW. The price of beef fat is $0.12 Excess fat on fed cattle costs the beef industry $3 billion per year. Can that be right? 901022, USN&WR, p16. Federal debt is 3.1T$, corporate debt 2.1T$, household debt 3.4T$. 19 Nov 90, Los Angeles, CA. WUKY. A 7000 square foot underground marijuana farm containing 6000 plants was busted in Los Angeles, California. High utility bills attracted attention, altho the operation had its own generators. Two were arrested without incident. Production was estimated by the experts on these sorts of things to be 24,000 plants per year valued at $75 million to $150 million per year. That's $10,000 to $20,000 per square foot per year for those who are curious about the engineering economics. 19 Nov 90. WUKY. The state aid for Kentucky schools is $10.50 per head per day. That's what the school bureaucracy loses when a kid stays home. Several counties in Western Kentucky will close for the Dec 3rd earthquake. 901203, WKYM. All local (Wayne County, KY) schools are closed for the earthquake, except Monticello & Science Hill. This area is 200 miles from the proposed epicenter. In Monticello, the attendance is 75% on Monday and 84% on Tuesday. Normal is 95%. 901204, NPR. As of noon there have been 447 murders in Washington, DC this year. That's a yearly total of 484, compared with 434 last year. Population is about 600,000 and the murder rate is 0.81 murders per thousand per year. 901300, Paul Harvey. Coke busts for 1990 are 70 tons. 910101 Prudhow Bay total production is 7B bbl and total reservoir is 10.5B bbl, with 3.5 still in place. We have imported 900B$ of oil from the Middle East. Jimmy Carter in PBS interview. 910124, NOVA. Russian military official says that application rates of nerve gas are 1 Tonne per square kilometer, which is lethal for 10 Km downwind. USSR has 50K tonne stockpile. 910125, NPR. Federal aid to cities is worth $10,000 per person per 10 years. This is what the census dispute is about. 910225, Florida & Georgia. 13,000 criminals arrested in big drug bust. 800 are charged with trafficking, the rest with being users. 910402, Perry Co, KY. K S Baker arrested for bank fraud? 910712, WFLW. The civilian labor force in Wayne Co is 7476. 910712, WFLW. The United States food stamp rate is 9.2%. 910617, WSFC. The per capita income of McCreary Co, KY is $6,800. 910621, Los Angeles? 1200 pounds of heroin valued at $3billion found and 4 Asians arrested. That's $5500 per gram. 910724, KY, WFLW. Last year 44 land mines were encountered in 29 marijuana fields in Kentucky. Another 250 plots were otherwise boobytrapped. $59,812 in state matching grants along with $100,000+ [140,000?] will go to the State Police for special equipment for the purpose of entering marijuana fields. 910726, KY, WFLW. County jails complain that the State Payment is $35/head/day to the private jail, while the County Jail only collects $22/head/day. 910809, WSEK. The 1991 KY burley crop is estimated at $930 million. Last year was $707 million? 910811, Frankfort, KY, KET. Humanity Enraged by the Marijuana Police State claims to have planted marijuana on the grounds of the Governor's Mansion and the State Capitol. Officers of the Kentucky State Police searched the premises but could not find the dreaded contraband. 910812, USA NN, WTHL. The United States supplied 45% of the world arms trade last year and hopes to increase the take. 910814, KY, WSEK. 67 families in Bell and Franklin Counties, KY, are to be relocated from flood-prone areas with a Federal grant of $1.4 million, or $21,000 each. 910917, KNN. In a story on the Breathitt County school not-a-strike, it is mentioned that pupil is now worth $16.50 per day. That was probably about Floyd County. 910930, WKYM. Wayne County tax roll is $210M. 920313, WKYM. The 91 burley crop was $1.2B. The west 92 water project is estimated to cost $1.7M for 460 families, $3700@. 920429. Paul Harvey. The DEA confiscated 7.5 tons of cocaine in Florida, disguised as Guatemalan broccoli. 921023, Kentucky Farm Bureau News. Crop production figures for Sep 10 1992. Crop Yield Production KY US KY US (per acre) (million) Corn 116.0 121.4 147.3 8,769.9 Soybeans 34.0 35.9 39.1 2,084.5 Sorghum 86.0 68.7 1.5 846.8 Burley 2,275 2,196 500.5 711.1 other Tobacco 24.2 42.2 921106. In the feud between the city & fire dept of Monticello, the price of water is given as $1.85 per 100 gallons for commercial rate and $1.25 per 100 gallons government rate. 930111, Turkey, WKYU. 14 tons of heroin were seized in turkey on a Panamanian freighter, loaded in Pakistan. US satellite reconnaissance was used to track the ship. If it is valued at $5000/gm (see 910621) then the load is $70billion. 930112, South Africa, Paul Harvey. Police have confiscated 583 million tons of marijuana in South Africa, or 16 tons per head. Presumably in 1992. That exceeds even the production of Kentucky! 930126, hot news of the day. The Federal debt will double in ten years unless magic happens. However, this is much less than recent history as reported in USN&WR Feb 1, 1993, p13. Federal debt inherited by new presidents: President $billions %/year years to double in administration Carter 706 7.5 9.6 Reagan 994 14.3 5.2 Bush 2900 11.0 6.6 Clinton 4400 ? ? would you believe 10? Previous 16 years 12.1 6.1 930218, WKYU. The new Energy Tax is reputed to add $5.55 per ton to the price of coal. This is 26%, which implies the price of coal is $21.35 per ton. The price of coal seems not to be a public number. 930304. There is quite a range of values for the amount of explosive used in the World Trade Center bombing. Jim Fox of the FBI said 150 to 500 pounds on MacNeil-Lehrer 930302. ABC, in announcing the capture of a perpetrator said 1500 pounds. I've also heard half a ton. In any event, a modest load for a panel truck. Ford Econoline? One report ~ 930310 said that the explosive was 1200 pounds of nitric acid, sulphuric acid, and urea, with a nitroglycerine primer. 930305, Lexington, KY, KNN. Four individuals and one corporation are indicted by a federal Grand Jury in Lexington, KY, on charges of falsification of coal dust samples submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Those accused of giving the answers which they were paid to produce were Stamper Technical Services of Pikeville, KY, and its owner and employees. 930400, Acres USA, p 3. occupation 20 years ago present police officers 427,607 822,667 physicians 296,900 586,715 lawyers 288,478 779,471 fast food flippers 3,300,000 5,700,000 computer analysts 107,580 471,290 dietitians 43,275 635,911 930410, Eastern Kentucky, WSEK. Another 9 individuals and 3 corporations plead guilty to falsification of coal dust samples. Delmer Coal, DBH Coal, and Cedar Grove Mine, and another (not Stamper) in Pikeville from a previous bust. 930426, Kentucky Farm Bureau News. US tobacco trade surplus (exports in excess of imports) for 1992 was 4.85B$. Cigarettes exported in 1992 were 205.6 billion sticks, valued at 4.19B$ ($0.41 per pack of 20). Trade surpluses by category in 1992 were: airplanes & airplane parts, 28.42B$; chemicals, 16.27B$; scientific instruments, 6.76B$; corn, 4.87B$; specialized industrial machines, 4.85B$; tobacco, 4.85B$. Nationwide total, -84.43B$ (trade deficit). Cigarette destinations: Japan, 28%; Belgium (transshipment) 25.9%, HongKong, 8.6%; Russia, 4.3%; Saudi Arabia, 3.7%; Turkey, 3.7%; United Arab Emirates (transshipment), 3.3%; Lebanon, 2.8%; South Korea, 1.9%; Cyprus, 1.9%; for over 84% aggregate. 930531, Louisville, KY, WMKZ. Marijuana abuse claims another life. Thomas Mudd, Jr, (34) choked to death on a bag of marijuana after his arrest by Louisville, KY, police. 930601, Ossier, Floyd Co, KY, KNN. Marijuana claims another young life! Shawn Fader (19) was shot and killed by three marijuana thieves (Martin & Blackburn) while chasing them out of his pot patch. 930628, Lexington, KY, KET(WTVQ). Over the past three years, the legal take of the Lexington Police from drug dealers is almost a half million dollars. 91, $200,000; 92, $191,000; 93, ? 930622, McCreary Co, KY. James Acker and Mike Shelton are sentenced to $8,000 fine and one year probation for digging a McCreary County rockshelter on Feb 22. 930708, USA, national news. A nine week operation has netted over 5000 criminals wanted by federal, state, and local police. Included are 200 wanted for murder, 1107 for other violent crimes, 1744 for drug violations, 398 sex offenders, and 838 firearms regulation violators. 9307, USA, Reason, p18. The number in inmates in state and federal prisons is 883,593 at the end of 1992. That's 329 per 100,000 US residents, up from 139 in 1980. In 1990, new inmates were 103,800 drug criminals, 102,400 property criminals, and 87,200 violent criminals. Drug offenders are 21% of state inmates and 54% of federal inmates. 930721, USA, KNN. A Congressional study shows that 57% of arms supplied to third world countries originate in the United States of America. That's good for the economy! 930721, Wayne Co, KY, WFLW. The unemployment rate for 92 in Wayne County was 8.6%. 930723, KY, Comment on Kentucky, KET. As of 1990, 84,117 persons were employed by the state of Kentucky, 15,113 by counties, 21,042 by municipalities, and 82,355 by public schools. The total workforce is 1.7 million. The total state & lower government employees is 202,627 or 12% of the available workforce. 930803, Kentucky, KNN? Just a piece of a story about some Officer agreeing to resign from the State Police in face of corruption charges. 930805, Thailand, WKYU. In Thailand, 725 pound of heroin belonging to Khun Sa were captured. 930916, WKYU. The National Security Council has declared cocaine interdiction to be a costly failure. The new policy is to be the destruction of "laboratories" and growing areas in Latin America. Coincidentally, Congress has just cut funding for the drug war in Peru. 930917, Louisville, Jefferson Co, KY, many. Jim Greene, former High Sheriff of Jefferson County, Kentucky, goes for a six month vacation at Maxwell AFB (AL?) for tax evasion. Also $128,000 fine. He seemed bitter about it, complaining that he had made a deal for no prison time. He declared that, "My debt to society will be completely paid after this six months." This contradicts the three year probation. All they could make stick to Al Capone was tax evasion, too. 940509, Eastern Kentucky, WSEK. Three Federal Mining Inspectors and a State Inspector have been arrested, aledgedly for bribery. Edward Kencrick (50), ??, Clifford Crum (58), Feds. James Morgan (49), KY. 940515, West Harlem, New York City, National Public Radio, All Things Considered, Jim Zorowley (sp?). The latest New York City cop scandal is 14 cops in the 30th precinct arrested and more to go for robbing drug dealers, shooting a man in custody, etc. The Knapp (sp?) Commission investigated systemic corruption, especially in the narcotics business. Also a Mallen (sp?) Commission last October. A "Blue Wall of Silence" was found where officers lied to protect each other. Also referrenced was the 77th precinct in Brooklyn where in 86, 12 cops were stealing and selling drugs. 940518, Thailand, Paul Harvey. Ten politicians, including six present members of Parliament, are accused of drug dealing. 940521, Laurel Co, KY, KNN. Gilbert & Juanita Cauldwell (39) were arrested yesterday with 20 bags of marijuana & some alcohol. 940524, Atlanta, GA, Paul Harvey. A Nigerian gang has been importing heroin into Atlanta GA. $33 million. # arrested. 940601, Middlesboro, KY, KNN. Middlesboro Police Officer James Patterson pleads guilty to cocaine trafficking. Sentencing is scheduled for August. 940603, Lexington, KY, KET. Seven people, including James Lee Sanford and Robert Sanford, were arrested on cocaine and mariuana charges. Included in the booty was $40,000 and two cars. 940604, Louisville, KY, KNN. FBI Agent Withers is accused of heroin trafficking. He reputedly stole 100 pounds of heroin from the evidence room and sold it to dealers who were under FBI surveilance. Solicitations were by telephone and mail, and payment was to various Post Office boxes. Much of the evidence was found in a relative's home in Louisville, KY. 940603, Somerset, Pulaski Co, KY, WSEK. A criminal was arrested 8 miles south of Somerset by the Pulaski County Sheriff on a home search warrant. Assorted drug charges against James? Woolsley. Prescription drug not in original container, paraphernalia, drug traffficking, marijuana. 940610, Beattyville, Lee County, KY, KET? Sheriff Brandenburg is real careful when he busts 123 marijuana plants. He is under indictment for trafficking in marijuana confiscated last year. 940613, Sunnybrook, Wyne Co, KY, WMKZ. 175 marijuana plants were discovered by Deputy Sheriff Hale last Saturday in Sunnybrook. No arrests. 940614, Hazard, KY, WKYU, KNN. A internal investigation hearing in Frankfort was indefinitely postponed for another of Kentucky's Finest yesterday. Hazard Post Kentucky State Police Officer Mark Lopez (28) is accused of stealing $2000 [not clear if of or in addition to] marijuana from evidence and threatening to kill an informant. WSEK says that an informant got $450, but Officer Lopez claimed $2475 in his report. No mention of how much marijuana he scored. 940614, Nicholas County, KY, WMKZ. A drug sweep in Nicholas County, KY, collects eight drug dealers, including two females. 940614, Somerset, KY, WSEK. Somerset Police get $5850 in booty from the sale of the property of drug criminal Robert M Little. 940621, Wayne Co, KY, WMKZ. The GMTF take in Wayne County last week was 8 plots with 4382 plants. 940621, Wayne Co, KY, WFLW. Wayne County now leads the United States in number of marijuana plants per area! The London Kentucky State Police in the week ending 20 Jun harvested over 3000 plants in 43 plots. The biggest haul was 1000 in Burnett Hollow. Other locations were in Monticello, along Rts 90, 92, 674. Half the harvest was reported to be males. 940621, Louisville, KY, WHAS-KET. Louisville Police Officer George Bell is busted for cocaine possession. 940623, Danville, KY, 36-KET. Tami (sp?) convicted for the second time for killing two men in his marijuana patch. 940628, Somerset, Pulaski Co, KY, WSEK. After an investigation of one month by Sheriff, Ferguson police, and probation & parole, Michael E South (27) of Lakeview Drive was arrested for felony marijuana cultivation. 940628, Beattyville, KY, Kentucky Tonight. Beattyville Police Chief Townsend is finally fired after being on suspension with pay since May. The fate of the 16,000 marijuana plants which were disappeared under his care is still unknown. 940629, Wayne Co, KY, Earl McGuire repeating radio news. Marijuana take is 4996 plants in 4 plots and 2600 plants in 2 plots. He reported lots of helicopter activity further down old Rt 92. Three helocopters with spotters dangling on cables this morning. Two nets of marijuana captured. 940701, Wayne Co, KY, WMKZ. Property evaluations increased 78% to $283,859,539 upon state reappraisal. Clinton County increased 103%. These are the two highest. 940701, Pulaski Co, WSEK. $195,000 has been given for another year of the local Drug Task Farce. 75% federal money, 25% from local taxpayers. This pays for a director, a secretary, and two undercover narcs. 940711, Pikeville, KY, KNN. Mine Inspector Clifford Crum is on trial for extorting bribes for his services. Edward Kendrick pleads guilty. 940713, KNN. John Banks (Federal Mining Inspector) and James Morgan (State) also plead guilty to extortion. Inspector Crum still wants to try his luck with the jury. 930712, Louisville, KY, KET, KNN. Louisville Undercover Detective Richie Jones shot last year by another cop is suing anyone and everyone. Charges include police brutality, excessive force, conduct unbecoming of an officer, wanton endangerment, reckless shooting without sufficient justification, etc. Seems that Dectective Jones had just accosted a drug criminal, and Officer Bishop stopped what appeared to be an armed robbery. Accounts vary between the position of The Officer and that of the four bullet wounds. Or is it only three? I wonder how much fuss the drug criminal could have made had he been the one shot?? 940725, Pikeville, KY, KET. The pesecution sez Crum only got $200 for "overlooking" mining violations. And Simpson?? in Morgan? County settles before trial for the beating while handcuffed by four State Police thugs. Terms are a state secret. 940729, Pikeville, KY, KET. Clifford Crum is declared guilty of extorting a $200 gratuity for "overlooking" coal mine health & safety violations. 940816, Jefferson Co, Louisville, KY, KNN. A class action lawsuit has been filed on behaf of the 40,000 persons stripped searched at at the county jail since April 90. These are only those caught on traffic violations and other non-violent criminals. 940913, USA, . The USA prison population is 1.3 million. 519 per 100K. 940914, Pittsburgh, PA, CNN. The "Justice" Dept confirms that Confidential Drug Informant Paul Olsen is one of those killed in the Pittsburgh airplane crash. But there is no connection. 940916, Pulaski Co, KY, WSEK. Carla Sue Christman was arrested on 31 counts of cruelty to animals. 940920, McGoffin county, KY, KNN. The McGoffin County sheriff and three others were indicted on insurance fraud charges, jury rigging, etc. 950316, NYC, Paul Harvey. NYC Police are now using hair analysis to check for drug criminals. Usage within the past six months is detected. 950316, Louisville, KY, KNN. Jefferson County Police Chief Leon Jones retires under accusation of (Ah-hemm) requesting $500 political (Ah-humm) donations from his officers. Well, Sheriff Greene raked off 2% from the paychecks of his underlings. 950327, Jefferson County, KY, WSEK. Jefferson County (Louisville), KY has just gotten its third Police Chief in three weeks. The two previous Chieves were removed for involvement in the intentional bungling of the investigation of a rape by one of their officers (Tommy Watson) of a woman five years ago. This recently came to light when said officer was again charged with rape, this time of a 17 year old girl. 950331, a grand jury is supposed to investigate. 950419, KNN, Lance Hawkins being investigated. Who is this one? One of the coverer-upers? Albany, KY, WKYM. Clinton County decides to spend $1 million to buy 460 acres to give to Cagles Chicken plant. Also $30 million in tax credits. This gets one thousand jobs at $7 to $8 per hour. 950613, Pikeville, KY, KNN. State Mining Inspector Richard Oney (sp?) is sentenced to 6 months, $25,000, and 100 hours community slave labor for taking bribes to overlook coal mining violations in Pike County, KY. Also Inspector Clanahan pleads guilty to falsifying his timesheet. 950612, USN&WR, p94. One USA Today-CNN poll found that 39 percent think that federal government has become so large that it poses an "immediate" threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens. When the word "immediate" was dropped from the question, the number grew to 52 percent. -Mortimer B Zuckerman 950712, Flemming County, KY, WSEK. The synthetic cap on the Maxey Flats Nuclear Dump needs to be replaced. Low level waste was dumped from 63 to 77 on 280 acres. Somehow the State taxpayers have now taken responibility for the next 100 years maintanance of the dump. 950717, USA, Paul Harvey. The AIDS death toll in the US is 270K. 950726, Wayne County, KY, WFLW. The child poverty (whatever that is) rate for Kentucky is 24.8% and for Wayne county is 46.2%. This is ascribed to teen pregnancy, but that rate was not given. 950727, Villa Heights(?), KY, KNN. Former State Republican Party Chairman _____ took $5.5 million(?) in gratuities to lobby for Libya. 950801, KY, WKYU. A sixth eastern Kentucky mining inspector has pleaded guilty to three charges of extortion. Eugene Holden of Bergen was caught taking a $2000 bribe^H^H^H^H^Hgratuity. 950817, Frankfort, Franklin County, KY, KET. Jailor Hunter Hay is convicted of eleven sex crimes, including raping six of his deputies. Also sodomy and sexual assault. No word from any of his prisoners, who are, well, convicted criminals. Jailor Hays gets 10 years in prison to think about rape, sodomy and sexual assault. I hope. 950828, USA, various. The USA population of prisoners, parolees, and probationers is now 5.1 million criminals. Date: Thu Sep 14, 1995 1:00 pm CST From: snet l EMS: INTERNET / MCI ID: 376-5414 MBX: firstname.lastname@example.org TO: * David Beiter / MCI ID: 635-1762 Subject: FBI (fwd) ^*1110 WIREREADY NEWSWIRE SYSTEMS INC. _________________________________________ Copyright 1995, The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved 951031, Virgie, KY, WSEK. Eugene Holts(sp?) of Virgie is sentenced to 6 months and $8,000 for getting caught extorting $2,000 from coal mine operators. I think that this is the eighth Inspector in this batch. 951110, Louisville, KY, KNN. Jefferson County Jailor Frye is convicted of taking almost $200,000 in "business loans" for sending prisoners to a private prison. 951123, Inez, Martin Co, KY, WSEK. Butch Maynard is now charged with rape of his stepson. Previously he was charged with keeping him chained to a chair for weeks at a time, feeding him only table scraps, making him drink from the toilet, as well as beating him regularly. But the interesting part is that this Fine Citizen ran for Congress and Governor as a Republican. I wonder how he would have treated his subjects. 951226, USA. Last year the gambling take was 482 Billion dollars. 960106, London, KY, WSEK. More of the same; strip mine inspector corruption. Inspector Scott Flemming was fired for filing inspection reports for work he did not do on days that he did not work. He also failed to oversee the 1000 hours of contract inspections that he had written the reports for. His supervisor, Sizemore, was reprimanded for failure to notice this fraud. 960109, Frankfort, KY, KNN, WSEK. Kentucky Revenue Cabinet employee David Cheak of Lawrenceburg, Anderson County, KY, in the Corporate Income Tax Division sent himself $4million in tax refund checks. He had spent about a third of it on farms and cattle before anyone noticed. He is being charged with unlawful access to a computer, not theft, not embezzlement. He got caught because he wrote himself three checks totalling over a million dollars in one day. Officials admit that had Cheak not gotten greedy, he would never have been noticed. Oh, and Eddy George Masterson, Jr (42) the Sheriff of Marion County pleaded not guilty to two counts of sexual abuse against an underage girl. 960117, KY, KNN. John Smiley of the Abandoned Lands Div of the Surface Mining Inspectors pleads guilty to falsifying his doctor's excuse so that he could collect $20,000 in mileage. 960129, Webster Co, KY, WSEK. David Steele, manager? of Pyro Mining Company, and __ Faulk, foreman?, pleaded guilty to a basket of charges concerning the 89 explosion and fire at the Williams Station Mine. Charges concerned methane testing and other safety. 960214, Clinton Co, KY, WKYM. Calge of Cagle's Chickens has bought 432 acres in Clinton County, KY, for $850,000 ($1978 per acre). He says that if he does not build his chicken slaughterhouse, then he will resell the property. 960215. Johhny White called and said that he was searched yesterday, presumably for drugs. Nothing was found. But the interesting part was that the cops dropped a vial of blood. Someone else's blood. This was reported to the hospital, who said that it was Mary ____________, dated 10/16/95; a bit outdated. I wonder why the cops are carrying it around. 960328. The DEA requires 15 day advanced notice of shipments of chemicals to Columbia. Included are MEK (methyl ethyl ketone), acetone, toluene, potassium permanganate and ethyl ether. The claim is that these are used in cocaine processing. 960420, Pikeville, KY, WSEK. Joe Smiley, former head strip mine inspector, sentenced to 4 months home incarceration and 3 years probation for filing false mileage claims. John Anderson, former strip mine engineering technician, sentenced to 100 hours community slavery and 3 months probation for "having a financial interest in a business contracting to the State". 960424, Louisville, KY, WSEK. Clyde Brown, Jr, is sentenced to 18 months in prison, and $80,000 and $200,000 restitution for taking multimillion dollar bribes to over pay for coal supplies at Big Rivers Electrical Co. 960428, Bogata, Columbia, WWNC (CNN?). 76 pounds of cocaine was found on an American Airlines jet in Columbia. It is assumed that it was loaded on in Columbia, but not retrieved in Miami. 960503, Washington, DC, Paul Harvey, DRCtalk. Operation Sorro II. About 150 arrested in the Columbia-Mexico-Los Angeles cocaine pipeline. About 5,600 kg (12,320 lb) of cocaine powder, 0.75 kg (1.65 lb) of crack cocaine and 1,000 lb of marijuana have been seized as part of the operation. The arrests took place in Los Angeles, Chicago and three Texas cities -- El Paso, Houston and Midland. 960503, St Louis, MO, Paul Harvey, St Louis Post-Dispatch. Police broke down the door and raided the wrong house again, looking for "weapons". No one was killed this time. Police generously offered to clean the carpet. More in ETC.& 960802, Wayne Co, KY, WMKZ. In a story about how the new welfare restrictions will affect the county, the present take was given. In May 96, the food stamp handout was $291,000 to 4,722 individuals in 1750 families. The AFDC for 95 was $1,396,000 to 937 bastards in 557 families. The county population is about 18,000. The total take from these two programs is $4,888,000. 960819, Louisville, KY, WSEK. William Thorpe (65) is on trial [again?] for getting rich on bribes and kickbacks while bankrupting Big Rivers Electric Cooperative of Henderson, KY. The admitted take was $700,000. See 960424. But the Big Rivers Electric Coop is bankrupt $1.38 gigabux. 960918, Caldwell Co, KY, KNN. Caldwell County Sheriff _________ has been charged with rape and an assortment of other sex crimes. 960923, Frankfort, KY, KET. David Cheak pleads guilty to writing himself checks totalling $4,181,030 from the Kentucky Revenue Cabinet. The expected sentence is 14 years, with 3 to actually serve. See 960109. 961008, Frankfort, KY, KNN. Former Kentucky First Gentleman Bill Collins (husband of Governor Martha Layne Collins) has has his convictions for extortion upheld by The Supreme Court. Generous investments in "Bill Collins Investments" were a preconditon for doing bond business with Kentucky. 961023, Washington, DC. E. Michael Kahoe has been charged with obstruction of justice for for destroying documents critiquing the FBI siege of Randy Weaver. Kahoe was the Headquarters Manager and Chief of the FBI Violent Crimes Section. Sure were some violent crimes, including the murder of Weaver's son and wife. Article-ID: 10_1996&3204768 Subject: CLINTON AND DRUGS From: "Ed Murphy"
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 1996 09:45:36 -0700 Message-ID: <01BBC1CA$90AF9040$D1EC1FCC@MURPHY07> Newsgroups: alt.politics.clinton From the CNN sight: "The Justice Department has released photographs showing a convicted Miami drug dealer posing with first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and with Vice President Al Gore at a Florida fund-raising dinner last December. The man -- Jorge Cabrera -- also was invited to the White House last year after sending a $20,000 contribution to the Democratic National Committee." Bill didn't inhale? Al grows tobacco? C'mon folks, get these guys and girl out of the White House. -- Ed Murphy San Jose/Silicon Valley ... end of message ... text also available at http://www.reference.com/ cgi-bin/pn/go?choice=message&table=10_1996&mid=3204768&hilit=TOBACCO 961128, Lexington, KY, KNN. Tony Sullivan's mother settles for a half million dollars. Asking price was two million. Sullivan was shot in the head while attempting to surrender. Lexington Police Officer Vogel (?) was accidentally pointing his pistol at Sullivan's head when it accidentally discharged while Officer Vogel was "lowering the trigger". Incidentally Sullivan was black; Vogel is white. It would be interesting to see where the comes from; I predict that it is NOT from the Police budget. 961202. Karls Cheating of Savings & Loan ripoff fame had two convictions for conspiracy, fraud and racketeering overturned. It is just amazing what fifty million dollars will buy. Incidentally, before the Lincoln S&L Scam, Charles Keating was a moral crusader in Cincinnati, OH. 961209, Hazel O'Leary on News Hour. There is 52 metric tonnes of surplus plutonium in the US weapons program. Estimated cost of procurement is $4 trillion, of disposal $2 billion. 961213, Louisville, KY, WHAS-TV. Accused rapist-sodomist Lance Hawkins is given his job as a city cop back by the Merit Board. Yup, his actions as a cop sure merit the public trust. 970125, Louisville, KY, WSEK. Richard(?) Johnstone is appointed new chief of the Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Commission. The previous chief resigned rather than talk to police about the booze, money, and drugs which had evaporated from the collected evidence. Also National Guard Adjudant General DeZarn was sentenced to prison (7 months?) and nobody even mentioned Billy Wellman. 970208, Los Angeles, CA, Sherman Skolnick. The O.J. Simpson drug gang hypothesis. See ETC.& 970403, Albany, Clinton Co, KY, WFLW. Clinton County Sheriff Kay Riddle and State Police Trooper Russell Decker shot and killed Leonard Ray Hogan. The deceased's wife had called police because her husband had not appeared at a divorce proceeding. Hogan was drunk, sitting in his pickup truck with a pistol in his lap. When he staggered out of the truck, "he pointed his weapon at officers in a threatening manner", and was killed on the spot. Trooper Decker was awarded 5 days leave. 970500. An american cigarette contains approximately 750 mg of tobacco, 15 grams per pack, 150 grams per carton. The farmers' price for Kentucky burley tobacco is about $1.80 per pound, or $0.60 per carton. 970623, Frankfort, KY, KET. Kentucky lost $7billion by not joining the states' tobacco suits. The total take is advertised to be $368.5billion over 25 years. 970629, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, reference.com GET "06_1997&5427467" Cigarette sales in this country are a $45 billion a year business. The cigarette makers--Philip Morris, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Brown & Williamson, Lorillard, Liggett and American Tobacco--collect $20 billion in sales. Taxes account for another $14 billion. The other $11 billion is split up by retailers, wholesalers and farmers. From their $20 billion in sales, the companies make a profit of about $8.4 billion. SCARCNet Daily Bulletin - 07/01/97 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- News Summaries ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Article Estimates Tob Companies' Ability To Pay Damages A report in the journal TOBACCO CONTROL addresses the question of how much cigarette makers can pay in damage awards and settlement costs. According to economist Jeffrey Harris, it is erroneously assumed that the cigarette industry's ability to pay is capped by its current annual profits of $7.6 billion, or $0.31 per pack. Harris argues that much larger liability payments could be covered by increasing wholesale cigarette prices or by raising excise taxes. Raising excise taxes by 50 cents per pack has the potential to yield more than $10 billion annually for liability costs, while still leaving manufacturers with $5.4 billion in pre-tax profits. That's 25 billion packs.
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