Altoona Mirror in Altoona, Pennsylvania 13 Aug 1980
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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - August 13, 1980, Altoona, Pennsylvania
Altoona welcomes Aqaba regional -seepage26 new York up the 1980 democratic convention still pulsating from the Battle cry of sen Edward Kennedy renominated president Carter tonight and launches him into the Campaign against Ronald Reagan. The president flew into new York today to a rousing reception from supporters at the Sheraton Centre in downtown Manhattan where he will remain until thursday night when he goes to Madison Square Garden a scene of his 1976 Triumph a to accept the convention s re endorsement. Asked whether he plans to meet with Kennedy a the erstwhile rival who put his imprint on the platform the president will run on and electrified the convention tuesday night with a Rafter rattling speech a Carter said a i done to know when but i definitely and he said a last night after one of the greatest speeches i have Ever heard i called senator Kennedy and told him How much i appreciated on hand at the hotel to Greet the president and wife Rosalynn were vice president Walter Mondale and a crowd of Well wishers chanting Quot four More years. Four More Quot i agree with you a the president said smiling broadly. In Pep rally style. Carter said of the upcoming Campaign against Ronald Reagan a i have no doubt that we will be victorious not Only for ourselves but for our the president will remain at his hotel suite until thursday evening when he goes to Madison Square Garden to accept the renomination. Kennedy s old fashioned emotional Stem Winder tuesday night brought delegates jammed into Madison Square Garden to their feet and tears to the eyes of his supporters when he blasted Ronald Reagan and ticked off the things that make democrats different from republicans. So electrified were the delegates by the speech and by the wild 39-minute demonstration it generated that the Carter forces hastily Cut a Deal they would cede Kennedy his $12 billion jobs program in the democratic platform to avoid a potentially humiliating see democrats Page i with his supporters demonstrating wildly behind him sen. Edward Kennedy gets a kiss from his wife loan after his emotional speech to the democratic convention tuesday night. Up president Carter and vice president Mondale Greet supporters after Carter flew to new York today to accept the democratic nomination for president. Upp a the Kennedy people needed their Celebration an Altoona Carter Delegate to the democratic National convention this morning voiced satisfaction with a 39-minute demonstration that followed a speech by sen. Edward Kennedy tuesday night. And a local Kennedy Delegate said today she helped produce the show of support. A it delayed the voting a Little but it was necessary a Katherine s. Cupples 21, a Carter Delegate from 2412 17th St., said by Telephone from new York today. Quot the Kennedy people needed their Celebration they worked really the Delegate later said she supported most minority planks to the convention platform sought by Kennedy supporters. Thus far Pennsylvania has fallen behind Kennedy backed planks that include National health insurance a $12 billion jobs program meant to Benefit 820,000 citizens and the equal rights amendment. Is. Cupples said she approved a convention vote to deny party support to democratic candidates in coming elections who refuse to endorse Era. Quot i think ifs necessary a she said of the approach. Quot there Are Only two years left to get enough states to ratify it and if we done to get them now we never Patricia s. Stoner 49, of Tyrone re 3, a Kennedy Delegate said Pennsylvania support for the Kennedy backed jobs program brought heavy counter pressure from president Carter s campaigners. The president sought a less direct jobs creation Effort. Quot they Carters workers brought out the big guns frankly a mrs. Stoner said of visits to influential Pennsylvania delegates by Carter supporters such As the Rev. Jesse Jackson see delegates Page 3 Altoona Settlor vol. 96�?-no. 52 phone 946-7411 Altoona pa., wednesday aug. 13, 1980 founded june 13, 1874 20e a copy Warden opposes double tier Cellblock for new county jail by Phil Ray staff writer Hollidaysburg prison Warden Richard Cunningham this morning submitted a written statement expressing his opposition to the concept of a two tier Cellblock in the proposed Blair county jail to the Blair county prison Board. The Blair county commissioners Over the past two months have come out in favor of a two tier Cellblock because of the reduced Cost of construction and the reduced Cost of staffing a larger Cellblock. Warden Cunningham in his letter to the prison Board admitted his primary responsibility did not involve the financial or budgetary questions questions which Are of great concern to the commissioners. Instead the Warden said his concern was for the safety of his guards and the prisoners and he concluded that a Cellblock containing approximately 88 hot air in the Mirror spilled milk plans by the Bellwood Antis school Board to award a District milk Supply contract soured slightly tuesday tainted by an Appeal from a local Dairyman to reconsider the Choice and considerable bickering among the prospective la. Index this has been a familiar sight in the area recently but its harder than you think to get on film. Flying it s no snap 24. Neck a no neck no East Ray Burris allowed one run in 8 innings As the mets beat the bucs the expos shut out St. Louis to tie for 1st place and the Phillies swept a pair at Chicago to break an abysmal Road 26. Accidents. Life style. Area. .14-15 movies. Births. . Stocks. .21 classified.42-47 obituaries. .4 crime. .22 of Ollon. Features. Sports.26-26 weather tonight increasing cloudiness Tow 60 to 65. Tomorrow partly Cloudy More humid Chance of thundershowers High 75 to 80. Details Page 5. Yesterdays circulation 35,852 prisoners As proposed under the two tier concept would be less secure than the new Cellblock As originally proposed by the architects Hayes Large suckling k froth earlier this year. The Warden said he does not Quot honestly feel the plans As presently projected Quot will be accomplishing the goal to build and maintain the safest and secures institution possible. In addition the Warden challenged the idea that the two tier prison will require fewer officers than the original one floor prison. Under the present concept places such As the Chapel and medical rooms of the new prison Are located away from the Core of the prison and it will require additional officers to attend prisoners in those rooms. A unfortunately i do have some serious reservations a with respect to the Security and operations of the new prison the Warden stated. Quot As a prison administrator i am totally against the concept of a two tier Cellblock especially the size of that proposed a he stated. Commissioner John Gardner who chaired the meeting accepted the written statement but noted the issues involving the new prison would not be solved today. The prison Board moved on to other business. The architects originally proposed the construction of two new wings plus the renovation of the present Highway garage see jail Page 3 Philly sues to keep census office open 74 oms ii to psf Ilkew. Acc View m in 4"mirror photo by Emory Wilt forsaking baseball in this summer of discontent 3-year-old Chris Rickabaugh walks a picket line along Bellwood Avenue outside Peoples natural Gas co. His Grandfather Gas company employee Eddie quarello looks on. Chris starting his political education Early walked the line monday when the strike was 74 Days old. Philadelphia up the City has filed suit in . District court to Force the census Bureau to keep its Philadelphia office open an extra 2>/2 months and turn Over documents related to its 1980 head count. Vincent p. Barabba National director of the census Bureau said he would decide today whether to keep the office open. Deputy City solicitor John e. Flaherty or. Said tuesday the City wanted a temporary restraining order to keep the office running until oct. 31 to review estimated population and housing counts. The scheduled closing Date is Friday. The City also asked to see the bureaus master address registers which list addresses of dwelling units and its vacant housing unit listings. Flaherty said the Bureau s preliminary count of 1,607,070 is 155,000 less than the City a own 1979 population estimate. The Bureau counted 1,948,609 in 1970. Flaherty said the Bureau also counted twice As Many Long term housing vacancies As the City has estimated. If those figures stand the City will lose at least one congressional seat about six seats in the Pennsylvania general Assembly and millions of dollars in Federal and state revalue sharing funds in the next to years Flaherty said. The City blamed the under count on unskilled census workers. Democrats it s Carter s turn tonight
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