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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - April 21, 1990, Altoona, Pennsylvania Local Heinz says census will Cost a. Clout by Bonilla s bomb helps bucs blast cubs 9-4 Aith i 1, arthritis hits Many but helps available a6trror mild weather Page a4 Altoona pa., april 21, 1990 35 Cen Styrone sewer Agency end 8-year fight by Chiffon Wells staff writer Tyrone a a bitter eight year Battle Between Tyrone Borough and the Northern Blair county regional sewer authority has ended according to attorneys for each body. Attorneys and representatives of those bodies reached a tenuous agreement after hours of intense negotiation Friday under the supervision of visiting judge Ellis w. Vanhome. But Tyrone solicitor James Bigelow and Northern Blair solicitor John r. Gates refused to disclose the specific terms stating that details needed to be in writ ing in order not to jeopardize the agreement. A we re not divulging the details because it s in draft Gates said. Quot any information could create diff at stake is about $400,000 for Northern Blair and $220,000 for Tyrone. Attorneys did say however that definite financial terms have been agreed upon. A a we be settled the past differences As far As terms and provisions. We be resolved the financial issues Quot Gates said. In previous negotiations Tyrone Borough solicitor James Bigelow had offered to forgive $220,000 in Back sewage treatment charges and also the authority $110,000 to Northern Blair a a settlement Worth about $330,000. That offer was $70,000 less than the $400,000 sought by Northern Blair. While questions about Money have been settled other issues will be resolved through further negotiations Gates said. Both bodies have tentatively agreed to restructure the Northern Blair authority according to Gates. Much of the Effort in restructuring the agreement will be left in the hands of the boroughs and the sewer authority a Bond counsel because of Complex financing arrangements for both entities. Gates said he had not idea How Long restructuring would take adding that would depend on the schedules of both authorities Bond counsels and trustees. A its going to be a lot of Effort for your respective Bond counsels to restructure Quot Gates told Tyrone councilwoman Dorothy Thomas. Members of both bodies were optimistic but cautious about the agreement. In a statement that typified the attitude of members of both bodies Tyrone councilman George gamer said he would wait to see the written Accord before he would comment on the Quality of the agreement or even believe that the Long dispute is Over. A this has held up growth and Industry in our area a said Tyrone councilman Edward Isenberg. A hopefully by resolving this we can get sewer in Snyder town see agreement on Page a2 . Decries crackdown on Lithuania by Terence Hunt associated press Orlando Fla. The Bush administration criticized Moscow a escalating crackdown on Lithuania it a another unfortunate step Quot Friday and said president Bush would summon leaders of Congress next week to discuss possible retaliatory action. The situation in the break away Baltic Republic darkened amid reports that Moscow was blocking food shipments after sharply reducing fuel supplies. Witnesses in the capital City of Vilnius also said red army soldiers stormed into a printing Plant and beat civilian guards. A a we Are increasingly concerned by news reports today of an economic crackdown on Lithuania Quot White House press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater said accompanying Bush on a political trip to Birmingham and Orlando. Bush himself was silent on Lithuania. He avoided the subject As he made a political appearance in Birmingham. Ala., and visited a Model recycling Plant and again in Orlando where he campaigned for the gop and also fed a bottle of food to a 235-Pound orphan Manatee at sea world. A a although our information is sketchy we Are disturbed that this signals another unfortunate step in the pressure being brought to Bear by the soviet Union on Lithuania Quot Fitzwater said Reading from pre pared remarks. This statement represented a toughening of the administration s rhetoric intended to match the increase in soviet action and put pressure on Moscow to relax tension. Release of hostage is called a certain by Caryle Murphy the Washington Post Damascus Syria a a senior shiite moslem official who is known to Wield influence with the captors of Western hostages in Lebanon said Friday that the release of one Ameri can was a a certain despite the United states refusal to Send a senior envoy Here. The statement by Hussein Muslawi head of a pro Synan action of the shiite fundamentalist group Hezbollah or party of god indicated that the postponed release of an american hostage originally promised for Friday could have More to do with factional infighting among the lebanese kidnappers than with Washington a refusal to Send a senior official Here to conclude arrangements for the release. See hostages on Page a2 child abuse in Blair up sharply by Barbara Scheib Mirror Harrisburg Bureau Harrisburg reports of child abuse in Blair county Rose by More than too in 1989 from the previous year one of the highest increases experienced statewide. The county also has a higher incidence of suspected abuse based on population that the state average which is 8.9 per 1,000 children. In Blair county la out of every 1,000 children Are suspected victims according to the state department of Public welfare. Of the 362 suspected abuse incidents investigated last year. 95 were substantiated up from 76 in 1988. The number of known abuse victims is still much lower than in More highly populated Urban areas of Pennsylvania however. The highest number of proven abuse cases was found in Philadelphia where 2,466 reports were substantiated. The lowest number was see abuse on Page a2in the Mirror accidents a5 health. A births.a4 hospitals. A4 classified .c3-7 local. A5-8 comics.d7 by 3 5 movies. R2 crossword and obituaries. B3 other puzzles opinion. B4 .d6 religion. B6-8 Home amp Garden sports. 1 1-5 .cl-2 television. D7 Earth Day Celebration under Way from Mirror and wire reports Earth Day will be celebrated across the area and around the world sunday with parades nature walks concerts and demonstrations from Altoona to Tokyo to the Mediterranean Island of Cyprus. The events Here Start this morning and continue into next week. Unlike the first Earth Day in 1970, which was an How you can save the Earth Page b5 Earth is gods gift to Mankind Page b6 american event planned in three months Earth Day 1990 has taken 14 months to organize and will involve 144 nations. Organizers Hope it will spark changes in individual lifestyles prompting More recycling More tree planting and a renewed interest in environmental issues. A you get too million people to watch the super bowl but there Arentt any consequences a said Denis Hayes an environmentalist who conceived Earth Day 1990. A a we re going to have too million people out As a result of All of this planning we re doing. We want to have some Altoona a a a new local group friends of the environment will hold a recycling program sunday a Earth Day a from noon to 5 . At the pleasant Valley shopping Center. The program is supposed to provide information on How and where to Recycle newspapers aluminium plastic and Glass. And gardeners Are to talk about natural fertilizing and composting. A a Hollidaysburg girl scouts about 150 Strong will Plant Trees at Lakemont Park starting at 2 . Sunday. Canoe Creek at Canoe Creek state Park sunday a variety of activities Are planned a a a Fem and Flower hike will begin at i . At Pavilion 2, following by a demonstration at 3 . On see Earth Day on Page a2 associated press free As a Butterfly Brian Villot 4, enjoys a Butterfly on his face As the Bronx River giant step preschooler joins in Earth Day celebrations Friday in new Yorkus Central Park. The children were joined by celebrities As they set butterflies free in the Park. Shuster gets $54,770 in contribution by Bob Mitchell Mirror Washington Bureau Washington . Rep. Bud Shuster r-9th District unopposed in his bid for a 10th term raised almost $55,000 in contributions from special interest groups during the first three months of the year according to his latest Campaign finance report. Shuster received $54,770 through the end of March from special inter est political action committees that donate funds in the Hope of influencing the legislative process according to the report filed with the Federal election commission. Many of those contributions came from transportation interests. Shuster is the no. 2 Republican on the House Public works and transportation committee the major committee for transportation related legislation in the House. Overall the Veteran lawmaker raised $90,019 in contributions during the first three months of the year the report said and spent $55,759. He received $34,450 in contributions from individual donors and $800 from Republican affiliated Campaign committees. Those contributions boosted Shusters Campaign War Chest to $209,611 at the end of March according to the report. Last year the lawmakers Campaign raised $248,500 in contributions and spent $191,968. In 1989, when pics contributed $71,450 to his Campaign accounting for 29 percent of his Campaign receipts. In 1988, donations accounted for 38 percent of his Campaign receipts while they amounted to 51 percent in 1986. Ann Eppard Shusters administrative assistant and the assistant treasurer of his Campaign said the unusually High contributions recorded during the first three months of the year represent a Quot bleeding effects from fundraisers late last year. Individual donors from the District who contributed in 1989 arranged for donations that came through this year she said in addition some of the Money was raised at a Washington fundraiser she said. Pac contributions have become Mirror file photo rep. Bud Shuster increasingly controversial. Opponents say they amount to legalized influence buying while defenders argue they offer interest groups see Shuster on Page a2

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