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Valley Independent, The (Newspaper) - November 21, 1975, Monessen, Pennsylvania Shapp denies knew payoff PHILADELPHIA Gov Milton J Shapp denied in testimony in federal court here Thursday that he knew oi a payment made to secure a Philadelphia Com mbn Pleas Court judgeship for Shapp appointed Pisciotta in but testified he did so based on of the Democratic City Committee and its Peter J Pisciotta is on trial on charges of conspiring to set up a cigaret smuggling ring and accepting payoffs from the scheme He is also charged with two counts of income tax evasion who was on the stand for about 30 testified that name was among 29 submitted to him in late Dec 1971 by Camiel He said he eventually appointed all the attorneys mended by but he noted that they all met several criteria Under cross-examination by defense attorney A Charles Shapp said the pointment list for the Philadelphia judges had been compiled prior to Dec 1971 When asked by Peruto whether it would be likely that someone would pay on Dec 29 and Pisciotta would be named next the governor have no way of knowing what was going on The first time I heard of this was when I read it in the newspapers several weeks Shapp was also asked by Peruto whether Camiel called him at the last telling him to put Pisciotta on the list of that sort His name was in the middle of all the recommendations on the The government contends that the was paid to John former patronage chief of the Democratic Party by Harold J the government's key witness raps probation office on collections Joseph is going down swinging who'll be leaving office in January as clerk of courts in Washington yesterday charged he is being made to look bad because the county's Adult Probation Office is not being diligent enough in the collection of fines from sentenced dants A recent report on the operation of his office by Auditor General Robert P Casey was critical of because of the lag in tions In a letter to the said the charge is and and leads to the impression that not performing my statements drew a rather strong rebuttal from Chief Adult Probation Officer Jerome N In a letter of his own to the McCavitt said he has been pleased with the overall operation of the office since he began supervision of it Oct 1974 McCavitt said he takes as insult to myself and this the remarks made by McCavitt pointed out that his office has three probation officers and one intake officer There is an active file of 720 parolees and and an inactive McCavitt said He went on to say that collections for year are above an identical period in 1974 maintained that the courts have been aware of the problem for a long time but taken any County Commission Chairman Michael R Flynn suggested that a copy of letter be given to Airport repair costs higher It's going to cost more than expected to repair the and taxiway at Washington County Airport t That was the word yesterday as the county commissioners learned at their regular weekly meeting that there will be a 20 per cent overrun for the project Chief Clerk Whalen the additional expense is feasible because the repairs are more or less permanent The engineering con- Michael had originally estimated the cost at the approved by com- missioners at their weekly meeting Thursday was for The work was performed by Black Top Paving Inc Whalen said by ex pending the additional the runway and taxiway will probably not need further major attention for eight or nine years Under the original the patching work would have lasted for no more than four he said In other com- missioners approved the continuation of two services for older citizens the nutritional program and Meals on Wheels The Adult Services Department was also designated as the contracting agency beginning Jan According to Anthony head of Adult the nutrition program will cost and the county's cash share will be The balance of the county's five per cent share will come through in-kind services The county's cash share of the Meals on Wheels program will be Total cost of the project is Luppino noted that the two programs are There are currently 11 centers in the county and four central kitchens to provide congregate meals and Meals on Wheels Luppino described the services as the most vital direct the county provides because 17 per cent of county residents are 60 years of age or older Mrs Margaret chief administrator of was appointed acting tendent of the Women's Home in the absence of John Showalter is hospitalized in New Orleans Budget hearings Washington County Com- missioners are ready to begin hearings on the 1976 operating budget The com yesterday approved a schedule for the saying the deadline for sub- budget request forms which already are in the hands of county officials is Nov 26 The hearings are scheduled Dec and a budget will be posted Dec 10 Scheduled date for adoption is Dec 31 BIRDS EYE r 1 COOL I WHIP TOPPING SAVE r MARKETS and I I Clerk of Metro Petrosky Jr so that he is aware of the situation before he takes office Petrosky in the spring Democratic primary has been clerk of courts for over 16 years Crusader Honor Council The first Honor Council of the new Christian Youth Crusader program sponsored by Wesleyan Church in Donora will be held at the church Sunday at 7 p.m Awards and badges will be given to children who have completed projects during the past three months The program in which approximately 40 children have enrolled is under the direction of carol Bramble and 15 staff members is a scout type program for all children in grades one through six For more call Mrs Bramble at In addition to the awarding of achievement pins and the program Sunday will include a filmstrip describing The public is invited Look How Nice Sherry and Karen Look in TOPS BOTTOMS From The THE VALLEY INDEPENDENT Friday Nov of 4th S Schoonmaker Sherry Ross Chiffon Tie Front Top Poly Gab Pants Karen Porter Multi Color Chiffon Fop Velvet Pants HOUSE RICHARDSON DINING ROOMS UNLIMITED IN SOLID HARD ROCK MAPLE Round 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