Titusville Herald, October 30, 1993

Titusville Herald

October 30, 1993

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Titusville Herald (Newspaper) - October 30, 1993, Titusville, Pennsylvania DRAKE WELL IKS TITUSVILLE PA Established June 14 1865 Oldest Daily Newspaper in Northwestern Pennsylvania Look for Snow Cloudy and cold with rain which may mix with snow High in the mid 30s to lower 40s Tonight any rain chang ing over to snow show ers Low in the mid 20s to lower 30s SATURDAY MORNING OCTOBER 30 199T United Way Campaign Extended Until Nov 5 Titusville Area United Way officials have appealed to the people of the area to put the United Way Drive over the top by extending the campaign until Friday Nov 5 1993 Contribu to date are or 70 percent of the needed goal of The need for the services of our 15 member agencies will be much greater in 1994 due to the slow economy If we dont reach our goal these agencies will not receive their full allocation neces sary to even begin to meet their escalating costs said Ken Winger chairman Member agencies are Ameri can Red Cross Associated Chari ties Association for Retarded Citizens Big Brothers and Sisters Boy Scouts CC Drug and Alco hol CC Read Program Family services and Childrens Aid Girl Scouts home delivered meals Senior Center Salvation Army Womens Services YMCA and 35 CENTS Titusville Human Services Offices Open Four Agencies Represented In Center at Park Building TITUSVILLE HUMAN SERVICES OPENS These were the speakers Friday morning at the opening of Titusville Human Services on the third floor of the Park Building Several 31 office space Speaking at the opening were 1r Jon Lemka of SSr Tuzynski of youth services Bill AueU of drug and alcohol Paul Ehckey of and Patty Hathaway of Victims Resource Center Herald photos by Jon Shot Hits City Mans Vehicle Incident Occurs in Millcreek Township by JON SHERMAN Herald Staff Writer It was termed a monumental day for eastern Crawford County Friday when the Titusville Human Services offices opened on the third floor of the Park Building The offices will house representa tives of the Victims Resource Center Crawford County Drug and Alcohol Executive Commission Mental Retardation and Crawford County Children and Youth Services At 11 am representatives of each agency spoke briefly about their hopes for the new center It was Robyn Sye president of the Victims Resource Center board acting as master of ceremonies who called the event monumental She said the pooling of agencies will provide a costeffective means of providing services She also praised the cooperation between agencies which made the venture proceed smoothly First called on to speak was Bill A Titusville man narrowly escaped serious injury or death shortly after midnight on Friday when shot from a largecaliber gun passed from sixtoeight inches behind his head as he was driving in Erie According to a report from Millcreek Police Warren Carlson 39 of 337 E Main St pulled into the parking lot of the Ground Round Restaurant at 5671 Peach St when a projectile struck the right side of the vehicle he was operating The projectile passed completely through the side of the vehicle and exited the window of the left rear passenger door Carlson told The Herald last night that he was listen ing to the stereo while he was driving when he heard 3 he glaSS the vehicle behind his head exploded After pulling over Carlson dialed 911 from a near by bus station and waited for the Millcreek Police to arrive The police told Carlson that if he had continued straight instead of turning in the bullet would have probably hit him in the head Carlson said that police were to search the parking lot of the restaurant on Friday in search of the shell He said the bullet went clear through the vehicle and left a heavy burning odor in the vehicle as it passed Carlson was going in to the restaurant to make a phone call when the incident took place at about 11 minutes after midnight As it turned out he said the restaurant was closed AntiSmoke Battle Gains Support WASHINGTON t A MT MT WASHINGTON AP Congress most vehement anti tobacco voices vowed Friday to press legislation to ban smoking in all public facilities Sen Frank Lautenberg DNJ who pushed legislation to make domestic airline trips smokefree teamed up with Rep Henry Waxman DCalif on a new bill to protect nonsmokers from exposure to cigarette smoke Theyve got the backing of the usual forces in the antismoke battle the American Lung Association the Coalition on Smoking or Health the American Academy of Pediatrics A new ally is the Building Owners and Managers Association Interna tional which manages or owns more than 5 billion square feet of North American office space The bill prohibits smoking in all public facilities defined as spaces regularly entered by 10 or more people at least once a week unless a designated smoking area has sepa rate ventilation Noncompliance could brine a S5000 fine per day Walker Merryman spokesman for the Tobacco Institute called that fine outlandish and accused the lawmakers of trying to radically alter the social landscape of Ameri ca Clearly it should be soundly rejected by Congress and the public We know smoke kills Waxman chairman of the House health and environment subcommittee told a Capitol Hill news conference We have facts of children with asthma and other lung problems kept from a setting because they cant be exposed to tobacco smoke The rights of smokers should not predominate over Iherights of child ren who choose to breathe Does Lake Erie Host a Monster t Tt TTtf t A r HURON Ohio AP Lake Erie perch fisherman Charles Douglas knew something was amiss when he throttled his boat up to 30 mph Whatever was following him was keeping up I think I saw a log in the water but it could swim said the 55year old service station operator Boating 10 miles off Vermilion during the Fourth of July weekend Douglas was heading north toward the rich fishing grounds along the USCanadian border when he something dark about 30 feet long and moving quickly Could it have been the Lake Erie Monster cousin to the mythical Loch Ness Monster and the Abominable Snowman At the time we saw this object I wasnt thinking monster said Douglas who doubts he saw a real sea monster and asked to keep the exact location of his business secret because people think youre nuts when you see something unusual Twice Douglas gunned his engine and steered his boat toward the dark figure Twice it disappeared Fearful that he might hit something submerged Douglas halted the search and headed north I cant actually say it was Judge Rules Against New Trial for Dwyer Former State Treasurer R Budd Dwyers suicide in 1987 prevents any court from reconsidering his racketeering conviction a judee has ruled US District Senior Judge Malcolm Muir said Dwyers wife Joan ne had no standing to file a morion fora new trial Federal la w gives the right only to defendants Muir said Even if the motion were ganted holding another trial would be impossible because of Dwyers death the judge said Dwyer 47 committed suicide at a Jan 221987 news conference in Harrisburg the day before he was to be sentenced by Muir Dwyer and former state Republican Chairman Robert B Asher were convicted of conspiring to accept from Computer Technology Associates in return for help in acquiring a nobid state contract After Dwyers death his lawyers filed a motion to vacate the verdict But the 3rd US Court of Appeals ruled they lacked legal authority to act as their clients agents after his death Lorraine Yuhasz chair of Dwyers Friends Committee said the ruling was not unexpected Were not as disappointed as we might have been she said Muir was not expected to rule against himself She said the group was prepared to appeal MuiKs ruling moving but I was going 30 mph and it didnt seem like it was leaving us fast enough said Douglas who has been out on the lake more than 25 times this year For years boaters have told stories of their encounter with the monster which is said to be dark green or brown 30 feet to 40 feet long and appears to undulate while swim ming No one has reported seeing its head or all of its body exposed and no one has gotten close enough to tell whether the beast is scaly or slimy Tom Solberg a 52yearold marina operator and selfappointed Lake Erie Monster folklorist is too busy during warmweather months to make it out on Lake Erie much He has never seen the legendary beast but has durinit the last four years mapped 24 reported sightings 1 cant tell you for sure whats out there the burly Solbcrg said as he perched on a stool at the marina he operates with his brother Mike Ive talked to a lot of people who have seen something they cant explain He has signed up 10 businesses to back a reward for the live capture of any previously unknown Lake Erie creature To qualify for the reward the captured beast must weigh at least 1000 pounds and be at least 30 feet long And he has recruited retired Ohio State University marine researcher Charles E Herdendorf to judge any reward claim Monster fever is spreading The Chamber of Commerce in this lakeside community of 7000 likes the attention the legend has attracted and is encouraging businesses to think monster The mayor has proclaimed the city in northern Ohio halfway between Cleveland and Toledo as the National Live Capture and Control Center for the monster OFFICE Darlene I Newell addictions counselor is shown at her desk in Titusville Human Services The various agencies help themselves by sharing the rent and office equipment They serve the public by providing numerous services in one office complex onestop shopping as one speaker described it Reno Promises To Investigate AntiAbortion Violence WASHINGTON AP Attorney General Janet Reno promised a thor ough investigation of alleged violence by antiabortion activists womens rights groups said Friday The Justice Department also said she later told some abortion foes that their legitimate right to protest publ icly would not be jeopardized Reno refused to meet with other antiabortion activists because they have violated court orders or are involved in legal matters in which the government is an adversary said Justice Department spokesman Carl Stern They had wanted to attend the second session Its a step in the right direction said Pamela Maraldo of Planned Parenthood Were going to moni tor the situation very closely Maraldo said Reno was visibly upset when participants in the first meeting described attacks on abor tion clinics and doctors Maraldo said Reno gave the groups her home phone number and told them they coud call her there to check on the progress of the investigation Stern said Reno told the particip ants that abortion clinic operators could take complaints of alleged violence lo the departments crimi nal division here or local US attor neys or FBI field offices The federal officials will deter mine whether there are patterns or links or whether any federal law has been broken Stern said The Rev Patrick Mahoncy of Operation Rescue told reporters outside the Justice Department We have to believe clearly hat we are being discriminated against Shes refusing to meet with us We arc nonviolent We have committed to that on a personal level Mahoney said ho was told by Stem that Reno declined to meet with members of antiabortion groups Auell executive director of Craw ford County Drug and Alcohol Executive Commission Im happy to be a part of this venture It will improve services to clients at a reduced cost Auell said the office will set and example to the rest of the county and Pennsylvania He also praised the work of volun teers in preparing the offices for use Paul Dickey of Crawford County Mental Retardation said the colocation in Tirusville provided an opportunity for the staffs to work together to make refer alls back and forth The program will blossom he said providing new programs and services Jon Lemka program director for mental health services at the counseling center in Meadville called the Titusville operation the most progressive program Iveseen in recent years It sets an example for western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio Lemka said The whole is more than the sum of its parts Joel Tuzynski of Crawford County Children and Youth praised the concept of networking agencies as well as a centralized location This is onestop shopping He mentioned that the agencies share the expense of rent and coordi nation of fax and copy machine uses This is a unique venture said Tuzynski Meadville doesnt have anything like this and isnt even talking about it This has been uniquely tailored to Titusvilles needs While stating that Victims Resource Center is thelead agency in the venture Tuzynski said each agency retains its autonomy main taining its own staff Patty Hathaway director of Victims Resource Center said the main concern of Titusville Human Services is to deliver the best most efficient services She noted the sometimes fruatratinz work which led to Fridays opening I see nothing but growth here Mrs Hathaway stated Following the ceremony as well as before refreshments were served and tours of the offices were conducted It was mentioned that two female Titusville residents are needed to serve on the board of the Crawford County Drug and Alcohol Executive Commission There are also open ings on the county welfare board Anyone interested should contact Titusville Human Services Room 306 Park Building DEBBIE REED AND CYNDIE ROWLES Group Forms To Plan Next Oil Festival The newly formed 1994 Oil Festival Committee recently met to make plans for next years festival The committee is planning a full week of events The festival has been under the direction of the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce since the 123th Anniversary of Oil celebration in 1984 The Chamber however no longer has the time or the staff to devote to this project The Chamber fully supports the new committee in the festival to make the 1994 event an even biegcr success The new committee was formed by a group of citizens who wish to perpetuatethe Oil Festival Fundraisersduringtheyeararebeinff planned to help defray the cost of the festival The first will be a beef and wick luncheon to be held Feb 4 at St James Pansh House Support of the beef and wick committee headed by Debbie Reed and Cyndie Rowles will be appreciated The committee will keep the public informed of all events and plans for next years festival ;