Syracuse Herald Journal, March 6, 1985

Syracuse Herald Journal

March 06, 1985

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Syracuse Herald-Journal (Newspaper) - March 6, 1985, Syracuse, New York A fashion forecast: Dl COP NEARBY DURING RAPE Police patrol garage regularly: Bl SYRACUSE ORANGEMEN NIP HEELS 14-13 overtime win a heart-stopper: Cl HERALD-JOURNAL VOL. 109. NO. SUBURBAN EDITION 1985 The Hetald Company Defense cut could speed budget accord in Senate WASHINGTON (AP) A lopsided Senate Budget Committee vote recom- mending a cut in President Reagan's de- fense spending proposal could pave the way for quick Senate budget accord, in- cluding a freeze or. Social Security bene- fits, committee members suggest. On Tuesday, the panel voted 18-4 to slash billion over the next three years from the Pentagon buildup pro- posed in the president's billion bud- get for fiscal year 198G including a one-year freeze in "real" spending dis- counting the effects of inflation. The vote was only tentative, since the panel will get another shot at defense spending when it takes a final vote on the overall budget package. But committee leaders said they expected it to hold. The proposal, a flat repudiation of ad- ministration policy, was supported by 10 Democrats on the panel and eight Re- publicans, including chairman Pete V. Domcnici, R-N.M. "The defense number is pretty key to getting a consensus on the rest of the said Sen. Charles Grassley. R- lowa. Grassley and other members said it would be difficult to enact the kind of domestic program cuts recommended by the president without demanding spend- ing restraint of similar magnitude in the Defense Department. "This starts a pattern of across-the- board said Sen. Ernest F. Holl- ings, D-S.C., author of the plan adopted by the panel. "After setting the discipline on defense, we'll be following through on other programs. I think we will be freez- ing Social Security and other entitle- ments." Reagan's budget, which calls for billion in domestic cuts and billion in defense increases in the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, would leave intact cost-of- living increases for Social Security recip- ients scheduled to take effect next Jan- uary. But there is widespread support in the Senate as evidenced by Tuesday's vote for freezing all programs, includ- ing Social Security. Hollings. who was chairman of the committee before Democrats lost control of the Senate to Republicans in 1980. told reporters he doubted the action would send the wrong signal to the Soviets for the opening of nuclear arms talks in Gen- eva next week. "Defense items are not successful as bargaining chips. The Soviets are very sophisticated and they know our capabi- lities." Tin1 committee action would cut billion from Reagan's defense budget iv quest for fiscal S25.3 billion for 1! IS7 and 1 billion for I'JSS. It would allow defense spending to rise only with inflation in 1U8B compared to Heagan's proposal, which calls for percent increase above the rate of infla- tion. In and defense spending could rise at only ,'i percent above infla- lion under the committee action. The margin of the vole reflected the lack of support within the Hepuhlican- run chamber for Reagan's defense spending levels Victim was beautiful, had no enemies, mother-in-law says No suspects in slaying of woman By Erik Kriss and Gary Kane Staff Writers City police were questioning people again today, trying to discover who tied up and killed a 27-year-old woman in her ransacked apartment off Teall Avenue. The body of Colleen Meadow of 114 Ford- ham Road. Apartment 3A, was found fully clothed and lying face-down in her Rugby Square apartment at about p.m. Tues- day, Syracuse police investigators said. Police have no suspect, said spokesman Rod Ca. He said police were trying to de- termine today if anything was taken from the apartment. Investigators said they are not looking for a gun or knife, but declined to comment on how Meadow was killed. They would not say whether she was strangled. Rosie Charlebois, a cleaning woman near the apartment at the time Meadow's body was found.-said she saw Meadow's hands tied behind her back. She was unable to say what they were tied with. She said she saw noth- ing around Meadow's neck. No blood was found around the body, said a police source. The source said no sign of sexual assault was immediately found. The source said Meadow was found in a hallway between a living room and bedroom and confirmed her hands were tied behind her. Carr declined to say how many officers are working on the case. He said several dozen people have been talked to so far. Meadow's husband and sis- ter were questioned Tuesday night as police looked for leads in the killing. SLAYING, Page A6 Herald-Journal photo by Susan Stelnkamp Discussing the case at the door to one of the Rugby Square apartment buildings are Capt. Walter Sloan, Chief Thomas Sardino, Lt. Richard Walsh and Inves- tigator Rod Carr, all of the city police department. Reagan veto of farm credit bill expected Mayor dumps Solid Waste Disposal Authority By Penny Sori Staff Writer Syracuse Mayor Lee Alexander told Solid Waste Disposal Au- thority officials today that the city won't do business with them any- more. The mayor said he has "the au- thority to say yes or no" to an SWDA plan to ship garbage to a landfill in Seneca Falls. And he is saying "no." Alexander met with SWDA of- ficials at the agency's Rock Cut Road complex to tell them there is no way the city will sign a contract with the authority. "We don't intend to contract with SWDA. We intend to handle the problem the mayor said this morning. "We thank you for your offer, but we're rejecting it. It's that simple." Alexander made this announce- ment without approval by the Common Council, which is now considering both the SWDA "Project plan and the mayor's own proposal. The mayor said the Board of Es- timate, which he controls, will not approve a contract with SWDA be- cause the authority is millions of dollars in debt. He said he does not want the debt to the city paid by the city taxpayers through in- creased tipping fees. "1 would like the support of the Council, but if I don't get it we're foing to take the garbage out to eneca Falls he said. Salina Town Supervisor Darrell Weslon said he will counsel the town board to reject the SWDA's plan. He said if Salina participates in the plan, the cost of trash re- moval to town residents will dou- ble. The city and Salina are two of SWDA's largest customers. Patsy DeSalvo, SWDA chair- man, said the agency has not yet reviewed the mayor's "new WASTE, Page A7 WASHINGTON (AP) Despite criticism that it is playing politics with the plight of the nation's farmers, Congress is sending Presi- dent Reagan a farm credit rescue package that appears headed for the first veto of 1985. The hill, passed by the House 255-168 Tuesday on a largely party-line vote, was being deli- vered today to the White House. Administration officials have la- beled it a "budget buster" and more than what is needed to ad- dress the credit problems of farm- ers. Reagan was expected to veto the measure, even though it includes authorization for non-food relief for drought-stricken Africa. Presi- dential spokesman Larry Speakes said Reagan probably would "take action immediately" after the bill arrives on his desk. He indicated the president would invite report- ers and photographers into the Oval Office to watch him sign his veto message as a demonstration of his determination to hold down spending. Leaders of the GOP-controlled Senate have said they have votes to sustain a veto, which takes a two-thirds vote in both Houses to overturn. But Democrats, who see the credit issue as a political boon for themselves, planned their own symbolic "bill signing" today, fol- lowed by a march up Pennsylvania Avenue to a park across the street from the White House for a rally. "We have a long tradition, whenever any part of our great American family faces an emer- gency, the rest of us rally House Majority Leader Jim Wright, D-Texas, said as the House debated the measure Tuesday. "This bill is the only lifeboat in sight." But Republicans said the Senate Democrats had done a "sloppy job" of drafting the legislation, leaving loopholes that would allow even wealthy farmers to borrow money from the government at subsidized rates. "We seem more concerned about harvesting votes than harvesting said House Minority Leader Robert Michel, R-IH. Rep. Edward Madigan of Illinois, the top Republican on the House Agriculture Committee, was more "Obviously some farmers arc not going to make it, and that's unfortunate. But I don't know what the answer is. I don't think there are any. Robert Dole, Senate Majority Leader blunt: "It's very, very clear that you are more interested in the veto, the public relations aspect of this, you're more interested in em- barrassing the president of the United States than you are in help- ing farmers and ranchers." The credit provisions are aimed at easing credit for farmers whose unmanageable debt loads are pre- venting them from getting new loans for spring planting: S100 mil- lion in interest subsidies; SI.85 billion in new loan guarantees and about billion in immediate ad- vances on crop loans normally not received until harvest time. That language was tacked onto a bill authorizing S175 million this year for non-food African famine relief, including money to buy seed and fertilizer, to aid refugees and for emergency health care. Congressional economists say the measure's actual cost to the government over the next five years will be about S429 million, after loans are repaid. The admin- istration believes the cost will be higher, around billion to S2 billion, because of anticipated de- faults on guaranteed loans and other factors. Senate Majority Leader Robert FARM. Page A7 Clear ZIGGY Clouding up Thursday. High 45, low 15. Details: A2. Today's features Business.......................... Case. Dick....................... Classifieds..................... Comics........................... Editorials........................ Entertainment................. Features......................... Ganley. Joe.................... Lottery winners.............. Obituaries...................... People........................... Sports...................... Television.................... News: 470-2265 Information: 470-0010 ......C6 .......B1 .......C9 .....811 .....A10 .......B7 .....B10 .....B10 .......01 ........A8 ........B4 ........A2 ........Ct ........B8 Man kills wife, son, himself, police say Boy, 3, handages gunshot wound, watches television all day Today's chuckle The problem with most self-made men is that they worship their creators. Circulation: 470-0050 Classified: 470-0032 YONKERS (AP) A 3-year-old hoy put a Band-Aid on a gunshot wound and snackcd in front of the television for hours after his fa- ther, a Vietnam veteran with a his- tory of mental problems, fatally shot his mother and brother before killing himself, authorities said. Jason Orgen told authorities he "couldn't wake his parents up" after his father's rampage Monday through their Westchcster County home. Yonkers police Capt. Owen MrCliiin said. Air Force veteran Jack Orgen. 33. killed his wife. Darling. 30. and son. Jack Jr.. 8. shot Jason in the chest and then turned the .25-cali- ber Baretta handgun on himself. McClain said. Jason was shot in the left side nf the chest but "wns not totallv aware of what had McClain said. Police found Jason watching television in a bedroom, having treated what he called a "boo-boo" with a Band-Aid, McClain said. The child, obeying directions he repeatedly received from his par- ents, did not use the phone or an- swer the door all day, the captain said. Jason was reported in satisfac- tory condition today at Westches- tcr County Medical Center. After the shootings. Jason spent the day by himself, McClain said, getting food out of the refrigerator 1 and watching television. He said relatives would take care of the child. Police said Orgen fired a total of seven shots, including three at his wife, two at the 8-year-old, and one each at himself and Jason. Orgen worked at the post office for years until February 1984. when he took leave because of in- creasing paranoia and schizophre- nia, according to a June report from the Veterans Administration released by New York Regional Office spokesman Al Mann. Mann said the report described Orgen. who served in Vietnam from to 1970. as upset over the impending breakup of his marriage and financial problems stemming from his joblessness. The report said he also had a his- tory of inetharione dependency and liver disease. Mann said Fam- ily members told police Orgen was i treated at a hospital last week for I psychological problems. Jack Orscn Jr.. S. was slain his home. ;