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Tyrone Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 15, 1986, Tyrone, Pennsylvania Daily Herald USPS 645800 Number 155 of Our 119th Year February 25 Per Copy Coll For Civil Marcos Takes Big Lead In Philippine Election MERLE STONEBRAKER Valentines Night For Stoney Tonight Friday may have been Valentines Day but tonight will be Valentines Night as turn out to thank Merle Stoney Stonebraker for his long years of service to the com Tonight his familiar face wont be in the ticket booth outside a sports event it will be at the head table of the banquet hosted by coworkers and friends who have arranged the Toast s and Roast to express their ap preciation for his long years of ac with the youth of the com Stoneys night will begin with a punch and cheese reception in the Tyrone Area High School lobby at and then move to the cafeteria at for the turkey dinner and testimonial years of service to Tyrone began in 1933 when he was hired as a teacher and continues past his 1973 retirement to 1986 when he can be found selling tickets to TAHS sports In he regularly serves as a substitute Hired first as a teacher of Stonebraker served as head football and basketball coach during World War II years During his years at Stonebraker was also sports equipment an athletic ticket seller and director of Tyrones Summer Recreation Stonebraker attended Tyrone High School until 1926 and then entered the S A May Free Mandela South Africa South Africas government is secretly negotiating a prisoner swap with Angola that could lead to the release of jailed black nationalist leader Nelson a reported Manelas said she remains convinced her husband the leader of the banned African National Congress who has become the symbol of black nationalism in South Africa will be freed this But she said it will take some We dont have the she Only Pretoria knows the We dont know when it will Responding to speculation that the 67yearold Mandela will be released and sent into exile in Zambia or another African she This government has learned the hard way not to play with time They know that would be viewed as a provocative as a challenge to the The country is on fire as it she Mandela and ANC officials have repeatedly said Mandela imprisoned for more than 20 years on a life sentence for treason and sabotage would rather remain in jail than be forced into Mandela has in the past rejected government offers to free him if he would renounce In Cape about 60 reporters Friday gathered outside the citys where Mandela is amid renewed rumors that his release was The Johannesburg Star reported that Pretoria is engaged in secret talks with Angola to secure the release of South African army Wynand du captured during a covert operation in Angola last The newspaper said South Africa might persuade Angolan rebel leader Jonas to free an Police Hold Man In Tylenol Investigation UPI Police said Friday they arrested a man who admitted writing a million ex letter claiming he laced Tylenol with cyanide that killed a woman and led to 14 states banning the but officials discounted tho letter as a A Listening lar A Tyrone Drug and Alcohol Hotline is available to anyone who needs someone to talk a listen ing ear to help with any problem involving drugs or The number to call is 6841920 or 684 Also available is a support group which meets every Thurs day at 7 in the hospital con ference Pregnant and Need Help Call maker Johnson Johnson called the tampering an act of terrorism and offered a reward leading to arrest and con viction of the The companys stock was the most actively traded issue on the New York Stock Exchange dropping a substantial a share to at the The stock lost per share on the Assistant Attorney Jim DeVita said a copy of the handwritten ex letter was found Thursday by Secret Service agents in a New Rochelle home when they arrested Dewitt his son DeWitt and Daffodil the younger DeWitts on an unrelated credit card fraud DeVita said the younger DeWitt admitted at an arraignment Thur sday night that he wrote the Philippines UPI With most of the votes President Ferdinand Marcos took a commanding lead Friday over challenger Corazon Aquino as the nations Roman Catholic bishops made an unprecedented call for civil disobedience to protest un paralleled fraud In the With all but four of 140 election districts a controversial official vote tally In the Marcos controlled National Assembly ad with Marcos leading by million Information Minister Gregorio Cendana predicted Marcos will win the 7 special presidential election by at least the same margin after the National Assembly resumes its count The official slowed by repeated opposition showed Marcos with or 54 and Aquino with or 46 In the vice presidential Bran Offense Stalls As Iraq Reclaims Island V A major Iranian offensive against Iraqi positions on the strategic Shatt al Arab waterway appeared to stall Friday as Iraq claimed the recapture of an island and officials said Iraq halted an Iranian drive toward But Iran claimed its forces had repelled three Iraqi counterattacks near the key city of at the mouth of the Shatt al as the battle between the Persian Gulf states who went to war in September 1980 over the waterway entered a Tehran also charged Iraqi forces extensively used chemical weapons in the fighting near and mistakenly struck their own troops with deadly in mustard nerve gas and There was no immediate Iraqi response to the The new which started 200 Street People Crash Conference On Homeless PHILADELPHIA About 200 street some carrying their possessions in paper upstaged a national conference on the homeless Friday when they stormed into a posh downtown hotel demanding jobs and The street in what was described by a spokesman as a spontaneous oc the lobby of the Philadelphia Centre Hotel housing and human needs for several minutes before they were escorted outside by hotel security They never made it to the third floor conference room where officials from dozens of cities across the nation were pondering ways to solve the problem of homeless people in urban areas Were no longer on our were fighting like men and said Chris a former street Soviets Mark US Cars With Tracer MOSCOW UPI At least five vehicles Were tainted with very low levels of alleged Soviet but environmental ex perts concluded there was no health hazard from the the Embassy said Ambassador Arthur saying the use of the tracking agent was unacceptable even if no health hazard said a protest against the contamination was to be lodged on Friday at the Soviet Embassy in They are being approached again in Washington he The controversy began in August when officials charged that the the Soviet secret was using two chemicals or and Luminol to keep track of Americans who had contact with Soviet The Kremlin denied the calling them absurd inventions and At the the Environmental Protection Agency conducted tests on 436 samples from the homes and automobiles of 20 percent of the American community in Moscow and In a statement the embassy said was not detected in any of these but tests conducted in January revealed that DOGGIN IT A member of the International Sled Dog Racing Association mushes the team into action during a recent Two will compete in the sled dog race at Prince Gallitzin State Park in Patton over the Johnn and his 12yearold will mush their dogs into the and team competion Saturday and Christina is currently ranked first internationally in the championship racing sponsored by the Sled Dog Racing her class is hot limited to Her competes against He is ranked third internationally in the Tyrone Daughter team Competing In Sled Dog Race Two top ranked sled dog drivers will be competing in this weekends Prince Gallitzin State Park Sled Dog Races in The races had been originally scheduled for 8 and 9 but were postponed due to unfavorable weather Competition will begin at 9 both IS and The race will offer a purse to Christina a 12yearold student from is currently ranked first internationally in a championship program sponsored by the International Sled Dog Racing Christina has raced her team in competitions from to Tupper New York to Saranac New York and in Cooks to earn her ranking in the sanctioned The class Christina currently not limited to junior has had to compete against including her own Johnn While Johnn has not been successful in upstaging his daughter in the he has been very competitive in the Class and is currently ranked third internationally by the International Sled Dog Racing The 37 yearold mustier is employed by Nittany Fastening of The Prince Gallitzin State Park SledDog Races toy the International Sled Dog Racing Association and championship points earned by the at this event will be computed into their year end championship point Competitors from New Virginia and Pennsylvania will attempt to beat Johnn team in the races Modern sled dog sprint racing is a closed course event on a trail packed by snowmobile or snow Each team is timed by a stopwatch or electric In races of more than one the total elapsed time is used to determine the In dividual teams leave the starting line at two or three minute although some races stage dual starts with two teams leaving the line at the same Mass starts are less common but still used in some races in All dogs are marked with a har dye prior to the start of the prevent substitution and all dogs starting a heat must finish the A dog does not have a complete race of more than one heat but he cannot be replaced with a fresh Any dog becoming tired or injured during the course of the race gets a ride home in the basket of the Each race is governed by a race marshal or chief Assisting him are the trail boss and chief timer N G W TO Doom CAPE UPI The Challenger disaster panel wrapped up whirlwind briefings at the shuttle launch site con on an apparently catastrophic rocket malfunction that occurred after a night of freezing Photographs released by NASA Thursday show a puff of black smoke swirling around the side of Challengers righthand booster rocket less than a second after ignition that may have indicated a fatal breakdown that led to the loss of the ship and the death of its crew 73 seconds after William former Secretary of State and chairman of the blue ribbon said the commission was paying special attention to how cold weather on launch day may have affected the operation of crucial rubber seals in the which have a known history of I would say that the general areas of interest are the ones you are familiar particularly the area as the pictures dealing with the fuel booster he told a news conference at the Kennedy Space We are also looking into the external And we are particularly interested in the weather conditions and how they may have affected the launch and how they may have affected the Aviation Week Space Technology magazine reported that NASA engineers are investigating the possibility rocket fuel in Challengers external tank leaked on WEATHER Partly High near Nor winds 10 to 15 Tonight partly Low near Sunday mostly cloudy and warmer with a 30 percent chance of rain or High 35 to a joint between two booster segments and prevented the rubber 0rings from properly keeping the rockets Accidents Send 2 To Hospital accidents sent a Tyrone and an Altoona man to the Tyrone Hospital Friday afternoon and Daryl of was taken to the hospital after he lost control of his 1977 pickup truck and slammed into the Bridge in Snyder Township at Arthur Robert of 507 Washington was taken to the hospital by Hookies ambulance after his car slid off the road while negotiating a curve on LR near Rays Burial Vault firm in Snyder Duvalier Man Without A Country PARIS UPI Exiled Haitian dictator JeanClaude Duvalier Friday faced a weekend deadline to get out of unable to find another country willing to take him In the west African nation of Foreign Minister Bernard Blamo told United Press in the government of President Samuel Doe received a diplomatic note from France about possibly granting asylum to The matter is being Blamo He gave no other Foreign Ministry officials said France might ask the United States to Job Off Ico Cloud The Altoona Office of Employ ment 1101 Green will be closed February in observance of All Monday claimants who were not told otherwise will report on February ai their regular scheduled accept Duvalier if no other per manent asylum can be The deposed Haitian president flew to France on 7 aboard a military plane after the French in consultation with agreed to let him stay for eight stay in France technically expires Saturday but officials have given him no specific deadline to leave the Embassy officials said they were working with France to find a home for the former Haitian We are cooperating with the French to try to find a said Embassy spokesman Philip The State Department is in touch with various countries to enlist their We understand their position that his stay here was to be only Sources at the French Embassy in the Liberian capital of said Guy a special adviser to French President Francois Mit would arrive Friday night to discuss the matter Brazil Friday joined the growing list of countries that hare rejected asylum lor The Brazilian Foreign Ministry said the govern ment had turned down a request to accept The French Foreign Ministry said it was unthinkable that Duvalier would be allowed to remain per in A Western said It looks more and more like the French are going to be stuck with this Efforts to find asylum for Duvalier originally centered on French speaking west but Morocco and Cameroon said he was Post Off Ico Closed The Tyrone Post Office will be closed Presidents There will be no carrier delivery or window The public will be able to get to the locked boxes from 3 to S Collection service will be fur at selected boxes around town and express and special delivery mall will be delivered as
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