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Syracuse Herald Journal (Newspaper) - September 20, 1996, Syracuse, New York Bureau 253-7316 September 1996 Page BRIEFS car WILLIAMSON A 77-year-old man was killed Thursday his car lodged ihe rear wheels of a tractor state police at Williamson John C- Canne of 792 county Koute was pronounced dead at tne scene on state Route just w of King Kis a front seat was flown to Rochester General where she was listed in guarded condition a hospital spokesperson Canne was driving west on Route 104 about p jn. when his 1994 Dodge Spirit crossed into the east bound Trooper Gary Grey Canne drove into the rear axle of the leu front and driver's side of Grey was seat belted and had an air but the way the car im- he did not have a Grey The truck's E of 616 Coryell was taken to Com- munity Hospital where he was treated and a nursing Walker was bound and drove into the south shoulder where he almost went into a ditch trying to steer clear of Grey Police were not sure why car went under the Grey Alcohol was not be- to be a factor and weather conditions were Grey There were no he Twa unhurt as hits berm in Fayette field FAYETTE A Waterloo pilot crashed an ultralight plane into a berni Thursday evening while ing to set the craft down in a Seneca County sheriffs deputies Robert W. of 803 Hecker and senger Ralph of 340 E. Mam walked away unscathed from the deputies Kenny was trying to land in a field off state Route 414 when the ultralight struck the dirt bank and nosed into the The sured plane sustained more than in Five fire companies battle smokehouse blaze from five fire companies in Cayuga and Tompkins counties remained at the scene of a burning smokehouse off Route 38 near Stony Hill Road Thursday a Cayuga County Smoke was reportedly streaming out of the second floor when firefighters from Freeville and Mecklenburg responded to the building may have been a commercial the dis- patcher because rescue crews had to remove awful lot of to battle the No injuries were and the owner's identity was CCC to play first home football game Saturday AUBURN The first home game for the first football team will be at p JTL Saturday at Holland The who have lost the first two games of their inaugural season on the will play the SUNY Alfred Tickets are for adults and for students and are on sale at the main desk lobby of Spartan Tickets are also available at per's CCC students with identification will be admitted A package that includes a ticket and game program is available for The college is sponsoring a non- alcoholic kickoff tailgate party for students to p.m. at the side entrance to the college near the cafeteria There will also be a tailgate party for faculty and staff 4 to 7 p.m. at Emerson Johnny Vegas band to play rock tonight at Wells AURORA Johnny a rock band formed from the of an acoustical trio at the State University College at will perform at 8 p.m. today at the Athletic Association House on the Wells College sion is During the last Johnny Vegas has played with such di- verse groups as the Caulfields and Better Than slated Saturday at AUBURN The 1996 Memory for Alzheimer's will be held Saturday at Cayuga The sponsored by the Cayuga County Alzheimer's of will start at 8 a.m. with registration of runners and The will begin at 9 a.m. Call 253-6519. Callus Regional 470-2200 253-7316 1-800-765-3231 253-5061 or 470-2072 1-300-755-4047 Schools score above average on college prep tests counselors warn against comparisons to previous classes By David L. Shaw Staff Writer With a few 1996 graduates of the nine high schools in the BOCES district scored above the state and national mean scores in the Scholastic Aptitude Test and the American College Testing But local guidance counselors say another number to look at before drawing conclusions is the age of students taking the are both optional and one of several criteria used in college ranking fourth be- hind courses and class said Therese M. president of the Cayuga Area Counselors a guidance counselor at Union said each senior class is different in That makes it hard to judge a school or a program by the test she different numbers and cross sections of students take the direct comparison of mean SAT and ACT scores may be Shook a larger cross-section of the senior class on the SAT or ACT will produce For Port Byron's most recent graduating class had the highest SAT mean score in 546. But only 37 of the school's 77 seniors or 48 percent took the tesL By seniors had a mean SAT math score of but 59 percent or 62 of the 105 seniors in the class took the test. An exception is Tne Class of 1996 had a mean SAT verbal score of 557 and a mean SAT math score of 545. The verbal score is the highest of the nine and the math score is second only to Port Yet 99 of the school's 110 seniors took the SAT the highest percentage in the BOCES district by a wide A similar scenario is shown with the ACT test. Page A10 Mean test scores Members of the Class of 1996 at most of the nine high schools in the BOCES district scored above both national and slate Testing SAT School Port So. Union Weedsport 512 513 22.1 National mean score tor SAT verbal is 505. and math is 508. The ACT composite mean score is 20.9. In New York trie mean SAT verbal score is with the maih mean 499. The ACT composite mean Is 21.7 Council questions for Internet Says it didn't even know city employees were accessing By C. Rocker Staff Writer AUBURN The check isn't in tiis mail for one Internet access service Some city employees have hooked up to the World Wide Web to the tune of and councilors want an At Thursday's City Council councilors decided to hold off for one week paying the that provided the ice until more information becomes certainly going to be ing for some explanation on whether this is a monthly biweekly Councilor Thomas McNabb told the council think it's about time the de- heads and city staff come to a realization that we have a get I don't care if it's or we've got to curtail According to the city's claims the fire department paid for access to the The lice department paid Central also known as the chasing paid And the departments of water tion and sewage treatment paid apiece for the EACH was charged for three The councilors and Interim City Manager Alfred D. were un- aware of the Internet Some department heads may have had the money in their get to access the Emmi Comptroller Beatrice is to provide a copy of the invoices and an explanation of why the access service was said she was told that the purchasing department had re- quested the The ment is able to access state con- tracts through the she the purposes the de- have their As long as they have sufficient they have to make those deci- Mayor Christopher J. DeAngelis said having such a service may be a good think it's probably wise for us to have a means to connect to the Internet as an he In another Shirley no of Washington Street asked the City Council to address the issue of drugs and rowdy people in her Sept 12. Jon Robson of Bradford Street asked the council to address the issues of crime where he A task which was formed Sept 12 and which is composed of city department heads and met Thursday morning to ad- dress the issues raised by residents concerned about LARRY in the stands from Nancy Joe Dosch and Zach Nelson outside the Poplar Ridge Friends The STEPHEN D. five were among a group of 17 volunteers who traveled to Greene this summer to help rebuild two rural churches congregations destroyed in suspicious Battling a hateful mentality A group of local volunteers felt called to help rebuild churches in rural By Teresa Starr Fugit Staff Writer One thing they ail had in common was their desire to they to try to right what they saw as a terrible Seventeen whose connection was Larry Buffam of Poplar spent a week in Alabama last helping to rebuild two of the rural churches of black congregations after the ings were destroyed by suspicious brought it volunteer Joe Dosch But Dosch had already been thinking about the church thinking that it would be nice to do he The issue of whether the burnings were ly inspired lessened in importance over he talked on the way we talked while we were we talked on the way Dosch 15 minutes of the total time was spent talking about the cause of the The volunteers gathered in Greene whose population in 1992 was about making it the county in that Census Bureau figures show that in 1989 more than 45 percent of the county's people lived below the poverty The bureau's statistics for 1988 placed Greene County eighth highest in the nation in infant with more than 37 deaths for every live The volunteers found a world far removed from their There was the pond that looked so in- viting on those hot summer until they found out that poisonous water moccasins called it There were the armadillos that would come out in the root around in the sniff people's feet and walk off. was a different Paul Ferrari an English teacher at Auburn High saw the experience as a chance to speak out against the Page A10 Up on the roof A CREW FROM Dan Marion Roofing removes old shingles Thursday from the roof of a house at 1 Pleasant St. in At work are Dave JOHN photographer and Mickey both of and John DeBois of i he weather made for a nice day to work Grand jury declines to indict city cop Capt. Brian Neagle had faced charges of filing a false statement when By David L. Shaw Staff Writer AUBURN A Cayuga County grand jury declined this week to return an indictment against City Police Capt. Brian A. Neagle on a charge of filing a false In Police Chief Gary J. Giannotta asked District Attorney James B. Vargason to review the chiefs investigation into Neagle's prior conviction for unlawful session of and to look into whether Neagle should have mentioned that conviction on his civil service applications for police officer in 1980 and police sergeant in 1989. Vargason said he convened the grand jury this week to see er Neagle violated any state penal grand Jury heard testimony from witnesses and examined Vargason said CONCLUDED its gation by declining to charge Mr. Neagle with a The statute of limitations prevented the grand jury from considering any meanor he citing secrecy laws governing grand he could not say who testified or dis- cuss the nature of the evidence happy this is finally over It's put my family at Neagle He said he still has to deal with an arbitration proceeding initiated by the city to seek his re- moval from the police department Neagle's Simon K. said he was told Thursday of the grand jury's feel this is a full vindication of his We are very pleased with the grand jury's deci- Moody Moody argued the marijuana charge was a and that a violation is not a criminal He said the civil service form re- fers to or misdemeanor con- that is left for Brian is the departmental I'm dent they will meet the same fate as the grand jury Moody The attorney said Vargason con- ducted a fair and impartial gation and presented the realize this was a difficult role for the DA to play and he did his job he Moody said Neagle testified in his own behalf before the grand Neagle has been from the police department with pending the outcome of the inter- nal In Giannotta asked gason to investigate allegations that Neagle and another officer threw golf balls through two dows at The Citizen June Neagle was suspended with pay in February of this In Neagle's status was changed to suspended without pay for 30
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