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   Daily News (Newspaper) - May 17, 1983, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania                                Box THE DAHV MEWS Coatd rom Page 1 Browo wu arrretta as UK rewilt of an incideal oa E Pennsylvania Ave Mount Union at am Jan SO AssislAQt District Attorney Newton called wit ness MotMt Union Assistant Chief of Police Curtis C Everhart theprosecutor The officer Hid he noted the Brown ear zig zag oatne street and almost hit the fencing aloof EPennsylvania Ave Everhart testified that in his opinion the defendant was under the influence and in capable of safedriving The commonwealth rested its case at pm Attorney Thomas E Mc Dowell counsel for the defendant presented the testimony of five witnesses including he defendant his wife his parents and a friend John Daniel Tiuan 33 of 110 W Pennsylvania Ave Mount Union The father Ronald Paul Brown 45 Germany Valley Shirley Twp Mount Union R Dl testified he is the owner of the 1968 Ford Mustang his son was driving on Jan 30 The witness said the front end was out of alignment and it was difficult at times to steer the vehicle The father said he noted the odor of beer on his sons breath at the police station and he said his son was mad Laurie Ann Atherton Brown 17 wife of the defendant said her husband had been drinking on the af ternoon of Jan 30 while fixing up their new apartment She knew of him having only one can of beer The mother Shirley Jean Brown 41 said she saw her son at the police station She testified he was mad and added that be had been drinking but he was not drunk and could have driven quite safely Defendant Brown fas on the stand for 41 minutes He ad Kitted drinking about 01 cans of beer from pm until 3 W am He said be had nothing to eat during that period except a piece of toast come potato chips and a hamburger about 5 pm He deiiied he ran the stop sign at Water and Jefferson SU as charged by the commonwealth He also denied being intoxicated and incapable of safe driving He said he was being extra careful to avoid a run in with police He also denied nearly hitting the fence but said he did cut the corner a bit sharp Brown also testified about the front of the car being out of alignment but denied having trouble driving the vehicle during the night He said be made numerous trips around Mount Union a trip to the Huntingdon Dairy Queen and a trip to the Rayslown Overlook area before being arrested by Everhart on the early morning of Jan 30 I wasnt drunk the young defendant told the court and jury The defense rested at and Attorney McDowell used 12 minutes for his closing arguments Attorney Newton spoke for nine minutes and Judge Taylors charge took 19 minutes ending Irvin R Thomas Hun tingdon was the jury foreman verdict was an nounced Judge Taylor found Brown guilty of two summary offenses Reckless driving and a stop sign violation The court also explained to the jury that Browns Breathalyzer reading was 018 percent but the fact could not BEDWETTER LET THEM HAVE A DRY BED The greatest gift you can give and A the tamHy too is an end to Ms serious problem and make no mistake bedwening is serious It can cause complicated psy chological problems that last a lifetime Its so needless be cause bedwetting when not caused by organic detect or drsease can ended Sendlor our fret brochure BatonMing Its Afl About and How To End If a report by two medicaf doctors No obligation Equally Effactive for Adults Mai to PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL LTD BOX 113 HST mmiM P 1J177 PARENTS If IrHcrnMionil Ltd 1978 REPUBLICANS Vote Yet Its Not Too Late Make Your Voice Heard VOTE TODAY VOTE be introduced as evidence since the Breathalyzer equipment at Mount Union had not been inspected within a 30day period of the date of the reading in the Brown case Court adjourned for the day Monday In the first trial of the day Mrs Helena H Love 41 Shirleysburg R D was found guilty of driving while under the influence She was arrested by state police following a onecar accident oa Route 522 Shirley Twp 03 of a mile north of Shirleysburg at pm Jan 29 The jury of eight women and four men deliberated one hour and 18 minutes before reaching a verdict finding the defendant guilty as charged Attorney Newton called three witnesses to the stand State Trooper Donald M Hardie of Huntingdon the prosecutor Dr George E Thorpe 1421 Mifflin St Huntingdon emergency room physician at J C Blair Memorial Hospital and Stanley Stolkovich 36 manager of the J C Blair Memorial Hospital Laboratory Trooper Hardie testified the Love car crossed the nor thbound lane of Route 522 and crashed into the guard fence mowing down three posts He said Mrs Love was pinned in the vehicle and had to be removed by the rescue team from the Orbisonia RockhillFireCo The witness said he detected a sour boozy type odor on the defendant at the accident scene and at the hospital He stated Mrs Love refused to lake the blood alcohol test and said she had no recollection about the accident The trooper testified that in his opinion Mrs Love was under the influence On cross examination the officer said he found no skid marks on the highway and could find no reason for the accident it was a clearcold night and the road was dry Dr Thorpe told of examining the defendant at the hospital He said there was a laceration over her right eyebrow and noted there had been a period of amnesia He said he ordered a blood alcohol test and it showed 192 milligrams per deciliter of serum blood Dr Thorpe testified that in hisopinion the defendant was under the influence On cross examination the physician said he used five sutures to make a skin repair of the laceration over the right eyebrow The witness told Judge Taylor the defendant was fairly intoxicated Stolkovich said the hospital is certified to do serum blood tests and he testified as to the conversion of the 192 figure to show 0159 percent weight by volume for whole blood O X N A R Commissioner The commonwealth rested at pm and a motion for a demurrer was denied Attorney Robert B Stewart III chief public defender represented Jhe defendant and called two witnesses in cluding the defendant and her husband Ronald D Love Shirleysburg RD Mrs Love manager of Village Cleaners Mount Union said she worked on Jan 29 quitting about pm at which time she drank a bottle of beer with her employer before going to the Weis Market to do some shopping She said she bad had nothing to eat during the day Mrs Love said she arrived home about and decided to go to a tavern nearby to get piiza for supper for herself her husband and her little girl She said she drank one beer at the tavern and friends bought her another beer but she only drank half of it before starting for home with the pizza The wreck happened on the return trip home She repeated the fact that she did not know what caused the wreck and knew nothing until someone asked her at the wreck scene if she was in jured She said there had been trouble with the car headlights in the past She also testified the boozy sour odor could have been cleaning fluid and kerosene that spilled in the vehicle The wittness said she felt she was fit to drive the vehicle at the time of the accident She also said she remem bered talking to the trooper and she recalled refusing to take the blood alcohol test She testified she recalled being at the hospital overnight Mrs Love said the right front of the car was damaged while the trooper said the left front and the entire left side were damaged in the crash The defendants husband also testified that there had been trouble with the lights but repairmen had been unable to locate The defense rested at Attorney Stewart used 18 minute for his closing arguments and Attorney Newton spoke for 15 minutes Judge Taylor used 36 minutes for his charge to the jury closing at pm The jury retired to deliberate at and Gloria H Russell Cassville R D the fpreperson indicated at that a verdict had been reached Prothonotary Calvin T Walker read the verdict soon after the jury returned to the courtroom at The verdict showed Mrs Love guilty of tipsy driving Attorney Stewart said he would enthusiastically file post trial motions for a new trial and in arrest of judgment Rafters Upset Their Fishing Scott Varner and Chuck Dunkle were enjoying some good fishing Saturday afternoon prior to the start of the annual Juniata College Raft Regatta When asked how the fishing was the youngsters replied fine till these dumbbells on the rafts came along Biting The Bullet Petersburg To Apply For Funds FRIDAY ONLY Over 10000 Pairs Direct From Factory To YOU mm lERPlEAD At a special session held last night Petersburg Borough Council voted to make necessary application to Farmers Home Ad ministration for additional funds to pay off all debts ac crued while borough council waited for over a year for FMHA to close the loan on the sewage project council is biting the bullet for now an opinion is being sought from an Ohio law firm via borough solicitor Stewart Kurtz as to whether there is basis for a suit against FMHA If FMHA claims sovereign immunity in this case the borough will not be allowed to sue said Kurtz Under sovereign immunity the government cannot be sued and it dictates when it can be done Kurtz advised the council to vote on the close last night because common sense tells us that it is the thing to do But HUNTINGDON LOAN MONEY REPORT IBAUMaath laalvidaal Ytalds Minimum Deposit All MUST SeW At Mfcl WHOUSAU menu San Up To Wlow tatatt On OoalttY Eactary Cla aad Fartary h raaalao Window All MtaHJyToHmifl JUST A FIWIX Of MANY TMMiNOOUS MtttAMS Ready To Hong VoluM From 74 to 6 48 KITCHEN CURTAINS to ONSAU 250 NOW 350 KDSMf ADS Twins Fvik Kings To ift DAT NMDAY OMtT MAT M TMftf It Am to I Mi flAOE HOOK 4 LAOOCR VOUINTWl FIRt COMPANY ACC0VKT Minimum S2500 No Withdrawal Anytime SBOBTTERM Certificate 110000 Mi ni m u m si I r Certificate Ytolds 931 WOO Minimum Dtpotll this is blackmail FMHA will not close on the project with the borough unless they agree to FMHAs terms According to Kurtz the borough has complied with every request for paperwork asked of it A meeting between borough and FMHA officials was held May 4 at the Union National Bank in Huntingdon current holder of the project loan The closing delay has cost the borough per day in in terest charges Additional grant funds were requested by the borough to cover the in terest costs An agreement made at the meeting was reversed in a letter received May 11 by borough officials Apparently staff persons present from FMHA were not qualified to make the decision according to Kurtz A call from Congressman Bud Shusters office on May 13 advised borough officials to follow FMHAs demand Congressman Shuster was asked to intervene by borough officials because of general confusion by the new project coordinator in the Cham bersburg district FMHA office concerning the project The project originated in the Huntingdon County office and in Jan 1981 it was reported by Kqrtz that the closing was near The S14 million project received nearly 90 percent funding from outside sources The borough budget was to be reimbursed for spent to initiate the project Ron Waite borough secretary reported he did not have to borrow on an ticipation note to pay bills as he had requested at the May 3 meeting The borough is operating in a tight squeeze resulting from the closing delay The closing decision was voted on after Kurtz requested a 30 minute executive session In other business council discussed a lease agreement between the borough and Juniata Valley School District for a playground The borough has asked to carry insurance on the property leased to them by the school district Burning permits were issued to Leroy Griffin Betty Beatty and Don Scott Present with Kurtz and Waite were council members Sumner Smith Bill Crownover Don MacEachren and Lester Carper Also presentwere Mayor Guy Croyle Curt Yocum borough engineer and Harry Peck sewage plant operator Orbisonia Happy birthdays to Waylon Glunt Jeff Mills and Valeria Thomas Guests of Mrs Mary Welliever at her summer home in Black Log were Melvan Vaughn of Man chester Mrs Dorothy Covert and Mrs Mary Laird Mrs Laird was visited by her daughter and family Mary William and son William Shontz of Mount Union Marys son Robert telephoned her to wish her a happy Mothers Day Mrs Gertrude Winnick was entertained on Mothers Day by daughters Gladys Genevieve son and wife George and Naomi and grandson The family enjoyed food and fellowship at the Sunny Ridge Restaurant County Contd from Page 1 improvements of a non maintenance type Letters went out from the planning office last week explaining the program and providing a form on which officials could apply to have projects done for their organizations While similar to CETA crews operated by the county in the past the block grant program emphasizes per manent improvements such as municipal facilities which trained construction workers could build Acceptable projects do not include such routine maintenance ac tivities as brush or grass cutting In selecting projects priorities will be given to those applications which serve the needs of the poor or han dicapped The applying agency will have no salary costs to pay but assumes as its share of the project the provision of any Accessary supplies con struction materials special tools other than hand or equipment needed to complete the project Officially titled the Public Works Job Training program it focuses on public works projects with a long lifetime Sharing the responsibility for crew development and training is the Huntingdon County Employment and Training office The ET office plans to select ten laborers presently unemployed who have skills in the areas of carpentry electrical masonry or plumbing occupations and two individuals experienced in supervision to serve as foremen of the crews The 12 individuals two six man crews will work fulltime for the 26 weeks period from July 1 through Dec 30 Ad ministration is the respon sibility of the county Em ployment and Training Office and the Planning and Development Department so paperwork for the grantees will be minimal The planning office has asked that agencies or organizations with projects that meet the goals of the program return their com pleted applications to the courthouse by May 27 Government agency or non profit organization officials who have questions about the project are advised lo get in touch with Pam Filson block grant coordinator at 643 5091 District Contd from Page 1 reading of 51 degrees It will be clear and cool again tonight and warm and breezy weather on election day The low tonight will be in the mid to upper 30s It will be sunny and warmer on Wed nesday with a high around 70 degrees The warm weather will continue on Thursday but along with it will come a chance of rain The extended forecast calls for breezy and cooler on Friday and fair on Saturday 4Year Certificate Dvpotil AU ACCOUNTS INSURED ToMMtM tt BriBg Thai A4 For A Sav LIMIT t Every Wednesday Thursday 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