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Valley Independent, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1986, Monessen, Pennsylvania Veferans Ready Monetsen Program Set. Page 2 'Report Card' Assesses Page 6 VALLEY The Daily Newspaper For Everyone in the Mid-Monongahela Valley Area INDEPENDENT Weather Outlook clear skies with lows in the 40s. Fog develop- ing by morning and then sunny Tuesday afternoon. Highs in the 60s. 85th NO. 102 684-5200 MONDAY OCT. 1986 28 Pages 300 PER COPY 'Misleading' summit views hit by Soviets HEAR Spectators were plentiful at California University's annual Homecoming parade Saturday the hundreds of persons who lined the streets of the community had lots to see and as marching ture at the two young spectators have a curbside view of the festivities. In the picture at the right. Claudia Varega of Homecoming Queen 1986 at Cal acknowledges the applause of the crowds Additional pictures Spirited mood at Cal U Homecoming By KAREN PETERS The threat of rain didn't dampen the spirits of the hundreds of alumni and area resident who lined the streets of California Saturday afternoon for California University's 1986 Homecoming Parade. Although the skies were the rain held off during the termed of the best by parade announcer Barry assistant director of the University's Student Association have over 90 units in our parade Niccolai told the cheering crowd. relax and enjoy the Sponsored by the University and its student and alumni the parade was led by State California Borough the Department of Public Washington Sheriffs and West Pike Run Township Police. The police units were followed by a ROTC marching unit and the University's own Vulcan marching band and cheerleaders. Then came astroaaut-aquanaut Scott the 1986 Homecom- ing Parade followed by University President Dr. John Watkins and members of the Univer- sity's bard of trustees. Nine following the theme were included in this year's parade. The floats sponsored by Alpha Kappa Lambda and Sigma Sigma by the University band and of by ersiU Alumni Eagle Has by Delta Sigma Phi and Theta Phi Over Slippery by Delta Chi and Alpha Si'gma by Phi Alpha Phi. Longerecker Clyde Hall and M.UT.T.S. United Together To by Theta Chi and Delta of Little Big by Alpha Phi Omega and the California Associa- tion of Industrial Arts and and by Sigma Kappa and Phi Kappa Sigma The California Chamber of Com- merce Choice Casey urging Democratic sweep Bv ROB GARDNER Playing to a partisan audience ot real Bob brought his campaign for governor to Stockdale Saturday night where he characterized his Republican Lt. Gov Bill Scranton. as young fellow who started out in life the hard way at the it's the one thing we it's a good Democratic Casey told the persons who turned out for the dinner rally at the Stockdale Fire Hall in a standing room only event sponsored by the Washington County Democrat Committee. Casey looking at Casey charged that Scranton a man who has never had to work for a a man who doesn't under- stand the problems of the working man anH pmnp arnunrt tpllinp you people that you've never had it so good under the present administration Mr. Scranton about the Allenport plant of Wheeling- about the situation with Combustion Engineering in Mono- about the problems of Corning Glass in and about the closed coal mines in your area and then ask him again if he feels you've never had it so Casey challenged his audience. truth of the matter is that we are dealing with an insensitive administration who is offering an insensitive observed the Democrats' gubenatorial standard- bearer. we should send Mr Scranton a road because it has taken the present administra- tion eipht vpars tn finri the Mon can promise you as gover- it won't take me eight years to find the Mon Valley. I'll make the solving of your problems my first priority of office. had a terrible he said in reference to last November's overflow of the Mono- ngahela River which inundated low-lying Mon Valley communities from California in the south to McKeesport in the north of the first things I'm going to do as governor is to get together with Barry Stout and eliminate the bottleneck that is keeping flood victims from getting the relief they said Casey. need change in this and I say we can do it Casey said the issue in this election is jobs and more lost jobs under the present administration and we've got to get them he claimed. are going to provide jobs for all the people who are willing and able to work Stumping throughout western Pennsylvania on Casey arrived at Stockdale shortly after 7 and while he ate a plate of food privately prior to entering the he called for a in present state government as a Page went to the of Little Big float. Float prizes in the non-Greek category v.ere of Little Big and third. Prizes in the Greek category were as Over Slippery and third Judges were Ella Miller and Virginia Stringer for the Chamber of and Joyce Cliff Gorski and Paul Battalagra for the University Prizes were also awarded to the best marching band units. Judges were Dean Streator and Robert Cameron. The California Area High School Band won first place in the senior high category Second place went to Beth-Center High School Band and third place went to Peters Township. In the junior high Laurel Highlands won first olace and Point Marion won second place. Six fire including California Washington West Allison and Hiller. participated in the parade. Two ambulance California and sent units to the parade. Other participants U.S Rep. Austin the Universi- ty's 1986 Homecoming Claudia and her California Borough Mayor Joseph State Rep. Peter Alpha Psi WASP Radio. California Area Soccer Black Veterans Council of Fayette Martmettes of Belle Vernon. Redskin St. Jerome Jaguar West Greene High School United Way of Mon American Lebanese Syrian Page Proud BVA majorettes bringing home two first place trophies. Happy 24lh to Bill and of Monongahela from the gang. Supporters still cheering Rostraver Little Leps after two- point loss in championship game. Amy and Stacey buzzing about surprise party for Peggy. MOSCOW Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev today criticiz- ed what he called by Washington repeated that weapons in space must be linked with other nuclear arms issues. Gorbachev said there was room for negotiation on arms despite the breakdown of his talks in Iceland with President Reagan His comments came in a state- ment issued through the Tass news agency that was addressed to the organizers of a writers' meeting in Bulgaria Tass said the writers asked Gorbachev for his vi- sion of the future of mankind. The Communist Party general secretary said arms control was the main priority of Kremlin foreign citing his government's 144-month-old moratorium on nuclear weapons tests. the recent meeting with the U.S. president in the Soviet side put on the table the text of inter-linked on arms Gorbachev said. The main points in the Soviet pro- posals made in he said. were an initial 50 percent cut in strategic nuclear elimina- tion of all medium-range missiles in a bar. on testing of space weapons and a nuclear test ban the American side had ac- cepted the a real ocess of the elimination of nuclear weapons would have got under he said. After the Oct 11-12 both sides said Gorbachev and Reagan agreed in principle on a 50 percent strategic weapons cut and on remov- ing medium-range missiles from Europe But they said the talks broke down over the future of the U S. space-based missile defense and each side blamed the other for the failure to achieve an agreement. The United States wants to have the right to test space weapons com- while Gorbachev wanted Reagan to agree to limit space weapons testing and research the for 10 years Soviet officials since have in- dicated Gorbachev's position would allow some field as long as they were not conducted in space. situation after the Reykjavik tvfMkttncf m cm to nf tho provocative actions of the U S. ad- ministration and the gross misrepresentation of what came to pass at the Iceland still of- fers opportunities for a search for Gorbachev said. refers to the superpowers' exchange of diplomatic initiated by the LJ S order expelling 25 Soviets based at the United Nations. The exchange ended last week after the Soviets stripped U S. missions in the Soviet Union of their Soviet staff After the both sides said the two leaders agreed to initial 50 percent cuts in strategic nuclear weapons. Edgar seeking recognition One of the difficulties Bob Edgar is experiencing in his quest for the U S Senate seat now held by incum- bent Republican Arlen Specter is be- ing recognized by the western Penn- ka nent while speaking to the crowd of at the Stockdale Fire Hall. Edgar's public criticism of Specter was confined to a press release his aides handed out to the TWO FOR ONE Robert Democratic candidate for smiles as he is welcomed to the annual Fall dinner of the Washington County Kmilimitrr vj ....__.-------e aome persons to the Stockdale Fire Hall on Saturday night. MtftHtim By Brt Ginhwr needs. who has his roots in the Philadelphia made that clear during a campaign visit to Stockdale Saturday night when he made a pitch for Democrat unity at the polls on Nov. 4. The former Methodist minister turned U.S. Congressman spent the opening minutes of his appearance at a rally sponsored by the Praintir rtnmnrrnt Com- mittee booting tne candidacies others on the party and did not directly attack his GOP oppo- his way to the speaker's platform. it is true that many of you sitting here tonight do not know it is also true that I need the support of everyone of you in my campaign for the United States he told his Stockdale audience nave traveled through this state the past two years and I can tell you that the sense of hopelessness is Edgar declared. it ctranpp that in SUPPORTIVE Tom Gaidosh of who underwent a heart was among those who took part in a Miles for walk-a-thon to raise funds for Donora resident Bonie Amatangelo who is current- ly awaiting a heart transplant. The benefit event was organized by Don Casson of Donora to help raise money to offset the cost of Amatangelo's operation and other expenses. Other pictures are on VaUrt Indf pfldf m Photo Frrd U.c we can IKIU money in the world to make smart but we can't find money to make our children he observed. have seen the hopelessness in the faces of those of our average citizens people like you and I T have IT Iw toiif find it strange in this coun- we can find all the money in the world to build shelters for MX but there is no money to shelter the .to care for the or to give our people said Edgar. In a prepared Edgar said his record and performance in western Pennsylvania as a con- gressman and the record andperfor- as a senator very dif- Page News At A Glance Parade in Donora Donora Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual commumh Halloween parade Oct at 7 p.m Meloon Ave between Second and Third and all groups and iloats are welcome to j enler Pnzes will be awarded t'i second and third and presentation of the prizes will be made at Valley Skating Center after the parade. Contra training WASHINGTON 'AP1 The armed services plan to recom- mend training sites in the United States for Contra troops after Costa El Salvador and Hon- duras objected to use of their ter- ritory. The Washington Post reported today The newspaper quoted unidentified sources as saying the Army. Air Force and Marine Corps have been directed to make the recom- using low-profile sites that would minimize adverse publicity and citizen op- position Syria denies role WASHINGTON The Syrian foreign minister says Syria was not behind the attempted bombing of an Israeli despite British charges to the but says the U S decision to call home its ambas- sador is understandable. Farouk al Shar'a said Sunday he was that there are no evidence linking Syria with the attempt lo smuggle a bomb aboard an El Al jetliner at London's Heathrow Airport last April New market era LONDON The London Stock Exchange begins a new era of business today with a the start of all-out trading in an arena of deregulation and competitive buying and selling of securities The old-style with ur- tually all the business conducted on the floor of the Stock Ex- change on Old Broad clos- ed Friday The exchange floor will continue as a place to trade company shares and British government but from to- day on many deals will be con- ducted by telephone from price quotations flashed on New World computer screens. Classified Comics-Features.....................27 Deaths....................................21 Entertainment-TV..................26 Familv News...........................5 Jack Anderson..........................4 Lotteries.................................21 Opinions...................................4 Sports.............................12.13.14 Valley Briefs...........................zi Weather Outlook.....................11 Also featured today in The Valley Independent is a special six-page section on home fur- niihhiRi. It's a handy offering Look for it on
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