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   Wellsville Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - August 20, 1976, Wellsville, New York                                North Korean troops now onwar posture Korea UPI American bolstered by the dispatch of two squadrons of warplanes to were on special alert today and North Korea ordered its troops on a war posture in response to growing tension over the border slaying of two American forces near this truce village were in full combat gear taking up positions overlooking North All passes and leaves were canceled for the American soldiers and airmen in South All is quiet along the truce a spokesman for the military command said In Pentagon spokesman Tod Hullin said I dont have any indication that we have any plans to take military action at this but Im not ruling anything in or A North Korean Communist party newspaper said American maneuvers in Korea have entered an extremely reckless stage and accused the United States of kindling the blasting fuse of In 35 miles south of Pan South Korean President Park Chungnee said today any future North Korean arts of provocation would be met with immediate From now if they North Koreans stage illegal acts we will take immediate punitive whether such acts are big or and all the respon sibilities therefrom will have to be borne by Government sources said South Korean forces also were on precautionary officials have estimated North Korea has army troops and South Korea The latest flareup followed an attack by about 30 North Korean guards on a and South Korean work party trimming trees in the Demilitarized According to the the North Koreans used axes and clubs to kill Arthur Bonfias of and 1st Mark Barrett of The at Thursdays armistice commission called the attack the action of The bodies of the two men were flown out of Korea today en route to the United Because of the increased a Defense Department spokesman in Washington 36 planes F4 Phantom and swingwing Fill jet fighterbombers were dispatched to Korea as a precautionary A military command spokesman said the F4s already had arrived from Okinawa but would not disclose the arrival plans of the sent from Mountain Home Air Force Base in In a crisis subcommittee of the National Security chaired by Secretary of State Henry held a third meeting Thursday in the Situation Room in the White John said Kissinger wanted a higher level of such as moving a joint unit of and South Korean troops closer to the but that the Pentagon opposed the Although official Washington would not other sources discounted the er Serving Allegany and Potter Counties Copyright by H Compen AM rights ruerved NinetyFifth Year New Friday August 1976 1 0 Cents Per Jewish group cited NEW YORK UPI Four members of the Jewish Defense League have been indicted in two sniper incidents at Soviet diplomatic the attempted bombing of the Iraqi Mission and the bombing of a gas One of the Russel of a former Philadelphia school is already on probation for threatening the life of Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat at a news conference when Arafat was in New York in November 1974 to address the United A federal indictment unsealed Thursday said the four defendants wanted to harass the Iran and other governments believed by the JDL to be antagonistic to the Jewish people and the state of The Jewish Armed a splinter group of the had claimed responsibility for all four In addition to the defendants are Thomas formerly of a convert to reportedly is an pxplosives Jeffery of and Steven of San Attorney Robert Fiske said the four conspired to transport weapons and explosives from New Jersey to New to open fire on two Soviet compounds and place bombs at the Iraqi The shooting incidents occurred at the Soviet residential complex in the Riverdale section of the Bronx last 27 and the Soviet Mission to the in Manhattan last April No one was injured by the Two found outside the Iraqi Mission last were disarmed before they could go In the other Rudys Gulf Service Station in was devastated by a pipe bomb on in apparent protest of Gulfs dealings with Arab All four were charged with In all but Ehrlich were charged with breaking federal firearms Macintosh and Kelner also were charged with violating federal explosives Kelner and Weingarten were arraigned before District Court Judge Henry Werker in New Kelner was held in cash bail and Weingarten was released on a personal recognizance bond upon putting up in a baker in a San bagel was arrested by San Francisco FBI agents at his home and held in bail by a Magis trate The Attorneys office said Macintosh was expected to surrender within the next few Ford eager for debate with Carter GETTING A were no Dont Feed the Fawn signs around so this petite tenweekold female fawn couldnt resist a good chew on a hollyhock leaf at the Tip Top Farm on Route 21 north of The late fawn was slightly injured by a tractor during hay cutting in midMay and has been nursed back to health by Steve Tomm who said he intends to return the spotted creature back to its mother when all signs of the injury have Reporter Photo Health care cheats supended from state Medicaid program UPI A Syracuse doctor has been told he cant accept Medicaid patients any longer because he submitted bills for patient visits which were never In another a Bronx physician has been required to pay back to the state Medicaid program and suspended from the program for failing to show why his patients needed all those Theyre two out of 33 doctors or health care providers in the state who have been suspended or disqualified from the state Medicaid program in a crackdown on cheaters announced Another 41 pharmacists or clinics have been censured or required to pay back overbillings to the And yet another 53 cases are under with another 27 disqualifications In a year when more than million in Medicaid funds will be doled out to New York State doctors and the State Health Department says its time to monitor claims for Medicaid payments more closely and demand restitution wherever In the first year the department has publicly named Medicaid restitutions totalling have been required of those according to Health Commissioner Robert Last in the state which recieved onefourth of all Medicaid funds spent only 11 doctors or health providers were censured and seven The most common violation foundin the according to was improper billing such as charging for a more expensive first visit or comprehensive checkup when only a followup visit or minor examination was Other violations included peforming unneccessary medical filing fraudulent inadequate record and overtoiling A Syracuse Jay was censured for claiming treatment for deformed overgrowth of nails for almost every Medicaid patient he the department A Manhattan Joseph was ordered to refund more than to the program for overbilling and billing for Sunday and holiday visits while his clinic was The severity of punishment is Red carrier heavily armed LONDON UPI Naval scientists have now had a chance to evaluate and visual information gathered on the shakedown cruise of the Soviet aircraft carrier The verdict it is the most armed surface vessel in the Weather Sunny and warm Saturday after some morning fog patches in valley High in the upper Clear 60 to but cooler in some variable at 5 to 15 The chance of rain is near zero tonight and HIGH LOW 50 The high was recorded at 5 the low at 6 There was DO The barometer read at today and was holding Temperatures yesterday were 81 3 85 6 89 9 68 and 58 aod today 3 52 6 50 and And it is no comfort to Western navies that at least four of the same type are under The which recently transited the Bosporus from the Black Sea to the was described by the Russians as an antisubmarine interceptor to circumvent the Montreux Convention limiting the size of aircraft carriers allowed through the But this is only one of the wide variety of roles for which it was according to New Scientist The magazine says the ship lacks the electronic sophistication of American craft and crew facilities have had to take second place to But its mechanical engineering is It is faster than its counterparts and is designed to operate in rougher Every inch of deck and superstructure is crowded with armament or weapon control According to New the Kiev carries about 12 YAK36 VSTOL VerticalShort TakeOff and Landing fighter These have not been seen in the West They were photographed by the Hoyal Navy Frigate which shadowed the Russian determined solely by the regional health director in the county where the doctor or health provider is the spokesman He explained that variations in penalties and in most cases the absence of any penalty beyond restitution or censure is due to differences in judgments by these local The spokesman however the department is vigorously working to devise guidelines which will spell out the level of penalty for specific violations or for certain levels of Medicaid payments illegally The states new monitoring effort has included beefing up the departments force of trained medical care who review Medicaid reimbursement vouchers sub mitted by doctors in the the spokesman said These who turn their findings over to health department focus on instances of high volume peculiarities or repetition in or consumer The names of all following a hearing and appeal procedure within the health are turned over to the state Attorney Generals office for possible The list is also turned over to the State Education which is responsible for licensing the spokesman said Three doctors from Queens and three from Nassau County have been convicted in District Court for filing fraudulent Medicaid claims There were no violators cited in area KANSAS UPIi President Ford entered battle against the Democrats and his own underdog image challenging Jimmy Carter to debate and predicting victory in November His running mate for the difficult fray is Kansas Sen Robert a fellow Midwest conservative and a slashing partisan who enjoys wide respect within the Republican Ford accepted his partys hotly contested presidential nomination Thursday night at the final session of a turbulent Republican National Conven which overwhelmingly ratified his surprising choice of After a campaign strategy meeting with GOP party Ford flies west to for a barbecue picnic in Doles wheatlands then takes his family to for a 10day vacation to plot campaign Fords appearance and speech were enthusiastically but Ronald Reagans appearance destroyed the convention timetable again and until he finally joined Ford on the rostrum We must go forth from here determined as a great general said a few years there is no substitute for Reagan said The bjnd Here 1 the crowd roared and danced in the aisles and Reagan turned and grasped Fords his free hand resting on the shoulder of the man who destroyed his White House Vice President Nelson Rockefeller reached over to shake Reagans hand and said one word Ford urged the public to oust the freespending Democratic majority in and promised a balanced federal budget by 1978 At the last against the advice of some of his political the President inserted this challenge into the text of his nationally televised speech This year the issues are on our Im ready eager to go before the American people and debate the real issues facetoface with The people have the right to know first hand exactly where both of us stand In even before the cheers for Fords challenge had Carter leaped to Im asking President Ford to join me in a debate or a series of debates on the choices facing the American he said in a statement read to reporters by press secretary Jody It would be the first presidential debates since when Nixon and John Kennedy met in four nationally televised Those debates are widely credited with helping Kennedy win the presidency that Ford discarded Watergate as a thing of the overcome by what he called the example of decency and personal integrity he had set in the past two years in a preview of a major campaign issue he will stress this the President told chanting GOP delegates and a television audien After 22 long years of majority lets change the United States Congress The convention made Dole the Presidents running mate by an unofficial roll call vote of to with 102 and then voted to give Dole the nomination by acclamation Carter congratulated victory during a telephone call from midmorning Thursday Ford said his party was reuniting quickly I anticipated Carter Im not surprised Ford on his threeminute Georgia at Hurricane watch MIAMI UPI Tropical Storm building in strength by the sped today toward the Southeast coast where a hurricane watch was in effect from Georgia to North The National Hurricane Center said the packing 50mileanhour winds after a soggy sweep past would hit the GeorgiaSouth Carolina coast around daybreak if it continued its northward A hurricane watch was ordered from to Cape Gale warnings were up from Jack to Virginia It looks as if it may go inland during the day over the center Forecaster John Hope Theyre going to get heavy rain and some wind along the Carolina Forecasters said the rains posed flood threats to the Carolinas and that tides would rise up to five feet above normal where Dottie crossed the Hope said Dottie might become a hurricane winds of more than 74 miles per hour if we get a lot of development and the storm stays in the Storms need to stay out over the water to sustain They always weaken over he Economic recovery slowing WASHINGTON UPI Economic recovery from the recession has slowed in recent according to latest reports from the Commerce But the weakening trend has been accompanied by the lowest rate of consumer price increases in three Continuing evidence of easing inflation was seen today in the Labor Departments report on the Consumer Price for Treasury Department analysts said they saw little change from the 6 per cent annual rate that has prevailed the past three Consumer prices increased 12 per cent in 1974 and 9 per cent in 1975 With exception of food which often change there were no major upward trends in the analysts Retail prices increased 04 per cent in per cent in May and per cent in In a further indication the nations economic recovery relaxed in the spring quarter of this the Commerce Department reported Thursday corporate profits before taxes slowed to an increase of 29 per cent during that That compared to a per cent rise in the first quarter of the year Corporate profits go primarily to repay stockholders and to provide money for increased production and jobs A slowing in profits for a prolonged period could lead to fewer job opportunities The Commerce Department also confirmed a preliminary estimate in July that the nations economic growth slowed in the It had estimated the Gross National after accounting for increased per cent in the AprilJune The GNP growth rate was reduced to per cent in Thursdays revised It estimated the GNP at a modest downward revision from the preliminary of 260 Gas rate hike decreased UPI A Public Service Commission examiner has recommended that a gas rate increase for National Fuel Gas Distribution be limited to about onethird of the amount the utility Examiner William Cowan said Thursday that evidence developed at hearings on the companys rate proposal showed it was entitled to an annual revenue increase of between million and million instead of the million or per cent increase He proposed that the company be allowed to raise its rates only million or per cent before winter and the rest of the in crease be deferred until February when the actual costs of new Erie County tax rates and a new labor contract were National serves cus tomers in Buffalo and most of 11 western New York The commission has until 16 to reach a final decision on the   

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