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Wayne Independent (Newspaper) - July 27, 2006, Honesdale, Pennsylvania INDEPENDENT September Advertising 2533055 Classifieds 2536666 Wayne Countys Only Daily Newspaper News Desk 2533055 Circulation 2533055 Volume Number 143 SIDEWALK SALES BEGIN TODAY July 2006 50 cents Newsstand Established 1878 No Charges Follow Inmates Passing Autopsy Clayton Organ Suffered Fractured Skull While Wrestling A T HONESDALE The inves into a June 2006 incident that resulted in the death of a Wayne County Work Release inmate has been com by the Honesdale Borough Police Department and the Wayne County District Attorneys Based upon the results of the investigation no criminal charges will be filed related to the death of Clayton of Organ died on June 2006 as a result of a head injury he sustained in the work release center while wrestling with another The investigation revealed that Organ and fellow Work Release Richard formerly of Salem were described as being friends while in the They played cards and frequently discussed profes On the night of June 2006 at approximately Organ and Montalvo were apparently laughing and jok ing around as they spoke about The two began to grapple with each During course of the brief Organ and Montalvo both fell to the carpeted Organ struck his head and the This match apparently took place while the guard was supervis ing inmates taking the trash out of the work release Organ and Montalvo resumed their normal although Organ complained of pain in his As time Organ began to complain of nausea and Shortly after 1 on June Organ was discovered on the floor of the bathroom in the work release center by Shortly after the Organ lapsed into and medical help was Organ was pronounced dead on June An autopsy conducted by Gary Ross determined that Organ sustained a skull fracture as a result of the The fracture led to bleeding inside the skull known as an epidural The injuries sustained by Organ were consistent with state ments provided by work release inmates regarding the incident between Montalvo and Pursuing criminal charges would require that the Commonwealth prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Montalvo acted with a mental state that would be at least criminally said District Attorney Michael This would be have to be much more than the ordinary negligence people are accustomed to in civil It would require prov ing a grossly unreasonable or conscious disregard that death would result from the The evidence and witness statements do not provide probable cause to sup port that Nine Israeli Soldiers Die In Heavy Fighting By SAM GHATTAS Associated Press Writer Lebanon AP Hezbollah dealt Israel its heaviest losses in the Lebanon campaign killing nine soldiers in fierce fire With key Mideast play ers failing to agree on a for mula for a an Israeli general said the opera tion could last Israel said it intends to damage Hezbollah and estab lish a security zone that would be free of the guerrillas and extend miles into Lebanon from the Israeli bor Such a zone would pre vent Hezbollah from carrying out crossborder raids such as the one two weeks ago which triggered the Israeli military Israel said it would main tain such a with er or other until the arrival of an international force with muscle to be deployed in a wider swath of southern Lebanon as opposed to the force already there that has failed to prevent the In Secretary of State Rice said partici pants at a daylong conference on the Mideast crisis agreed Wednesday on the need for a strong international force under a Turkey and Spain all said they might send Rice said more work was needed to define the force and its Secretary General Kofi Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad and diplomats from European and moderate Arab countries also attended the meeting Iran and Syria did The Israeli bombardment has failed to stop guerrilla rocket even while killing driving up to people from their homes and causing billion of dollars in Hezbollah guerrillas fired another large barrage into northern Israel on Wednesday 151 rockets that wounded at least 31 peo ple and damaged Pushing Hezbollah back with ground troops was prov ing to be Several thou sand troops are in Israeli military officials said mainly in a roughly 6 pocket around the town of Bint a Hezbollah stronghold just over two miles from the bor The Hezbollah fighters are heavily with some 100 in Bint and several hundred more in sur rounding bunkers and according to the But they use classic guerrilla choosing when to strike in the hilly territory they know They are dug in with extensive tunnel net works and stockpiling including rockets with which they pelted Israeli forces Continued on page 2 Top Wayne Independent photo by Peter Becker MEMORIAL Marine Corps League have been maintaining the memorial to Laura From left are John Vice Commander Tony Commander Mike Cavage and Harry Vice Below Wayne Independent photo by Kevin Kearney Homicide Yet Unsolved 15 Later By PETER BECKER Managing Editor Determined to keep the Laura Ronning homicide case in the publics attention in hopes of solving the 1991 the Marine Corps has been honoring her memory each With the aid of Mike who operates a farmers market and nursery in they have been maintain ing a memorial site at the scene of the murder in Tanners where Lauras mother placed a wooden cross sever al years who was from was in the area working as a camp counselor when she was shot and killed while out for a walk on the desolate in Tanners July There was evidence she had been sexually She was The Wayne County District Attorneys Office and State Police still consider the case there being no arrests Anyone with information is asked to call the State Police at On April investigators from the State Police and the Wayne County District Attorneys Office returned to the crime which is on State Game District Attorney Michael Lehutsky said that was part of the con investigation of the case which has never been con The Marine veterans gave a certificate to in thanks for supplying mulch and flowers the past two Laura Ronning file photo Inmate Earns High School Diploma Iraqi Leader Says Hid Country Front Line Of War On Terror By ANNE PLUMMER FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri appealed to Congress Wednesday to press the war in Iraq with and portray ing Country as to front line in war on terror and there to the p c did Addressing a joint meeting of al not imagine that this prob Jem is solely an Iraqi h front Lawmakers in the House chamber gave him a warm but a number of Democrats stayed upset by stance on another Mideast He has refused criticize Hezbollah for its attacks oji Despite against Middle aM not and Hezbollah guerrillas that over the past two weeks has killed devastated parts rockets bombard northern in Maliki and President Bush ate lunch droops Fort Bush praised him a man whp helped save Contributed photo INMATE GETS at the Wayne County received his High School diploma on June 20th at the Principal James Rodda from Honesdale High School made the Shown from seated Brittany sister of the Shane and his Susan Schneider Back row Warden Craig Rose and HONESDALE is required by June a rather unusual event took place at the Wayne County Shane inmate earned his high school diplo ma which was presented by Principal James Rodda from Honesdale High This is unusual since most of the inmates study and receive a GED not a high school The reason is simple To earn the high school diplo the inmate must gain all of the credits in the subjects required for This academic sponsored by the Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program is carried out by volunteer tutors in the jails in both Wayne and Pike In the state pf any inmate in a under the age of may request the opportunity to get a regular When that the school in which the jail is to hire a teacher for 20 hours week to help the Since the county jail in Honesdale is in the Wayne School this becomes their a tutor from the Adult Literacy who is a volunteer tutor at the jail is a certified teacher in takes on this thus saving the tax payers of the district the salary of a hired The Rose stated that get ting a high school diploma requires a lot of work on the part of both student and Not very many choose this When an inmate Robacker works with the Robin Sampson of the Honesdale to help the inmate achieve this This is true for GED isnt easy The GED which most of the inmates choose to also requires a tremendous amount of work and In Robacker said it is one of the more difficult tests that a former chemistry teacher of 47 has whether an inmate or a person in the who take and pass this have learned to said The test covers five disci Grammar and writ including the writing of a 200 word essay the topic given to the test writer at the time of the test and not before hand Social Studies including World American Economics and Human Behavior and Cultures ly classic materials Science including Chemistry and Physics and Math which includes problem solving in the areas of algebra and In the past 13 years that Robacker has tutored at the she has worked with over 150 men to study for the GED and has helped 12 men learn to The sponsored by the Wayne Pike Adult Literacy is more extensive than the tutoring in the two There are many volunteers who tutor in the two Wayne and These tutors help adults better their reading and writing Many tutors work with foreign born people so that they become fluent in reading and writing At times the tutors also work with students in the schools who need help with the English How it is funded All of this is made possi ble by some partial funding from the The com missioners of both counties also help with Several business and industries in the area have been very generous with time and money to help the However most of the funding comes from grants and the fundraisers that the program Jacci Assistant Director of the program is responsible for most of the Priscilla a board is the key behind these fund The next one for the program is a Night at the Ritz on August The play performed by the Actors at the Ritz is a com Holiday The program is always looking for people who might be interested in as there is a wait ing list of students who have asked for help in both reading and English as a second interested in becoming tutor may call the Honesdale Robacker It is true anyone who can can help someone else learn to
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