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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - March 17, 1990, Altoona, Pennsylvania 35 cents area Poison Center stresses prevention �?b4 error Cloudy cooler weather Page b2 Altoona pa., March 17, 1990lady Lions Advance pc boys lose ousted i Blair a Home show under Way by Runoff study impossible without help from state citizens of Lakemont commissioner John j. Ebersole said the county several years ago filed an application with the state seeking funds to begin torm water management planning but the state never came through. As a result the commissioners through their planning commission have never been Able to prepare a storm water management program Ebersole said. One of the leaders of the concerned citizens group Donald g. Lynn who has an insurance office at 104 n. Fine St., Lakemont concluded a we did no to feel we got Lynn said the group has contacted the office of state Senate president pro tempore Robert c. Jubelirer a Blair with the Hope he can dislodge some Money for the planning Effort. The meeting Friday Wasny to a total washout however. Ebersole said that because of the meeting he was going to study the possibility of the county constructing some sort of Barrier to keep water from the backyards of the Homes near the breast of the Lakemont see Runoff on Page a2 Blair begins drug tests for teenagers by Phil Ray staff writer Hollidaysburg the Blair county commissioners can to afford storm water management planning in area watersheds unless the state helps for it a group from Lakemont was told Friday. A if the state wants to part of the Cost then we will do it but Blair county can to afford it a commissioner Donna d. Gority said Friday morning following a meeting with representatives of the concerned by Phil Ray staff writer Hollidaysburg few Blair county juveniles Are arrested for drug offences but county probation officers have Long suspected Many of them have addiction problems which they easily deny. The county office has begun a drug testing program designed to confront teenagers with evidence of their abuse and to inform parents their child is a user. A the goal of this is to confront them to get them to Stop denying their use of drugs and alcohol. It is important for us to know and for their parents to know a said Michael Mccalpin director of Blair county a juvenile parole and probation office. A a we be made it part of our daily operation. It is Here to stay. We have to Deal with one of their juvenile lawbreakers biggest problems a drugs and alcohol. We have the programs that can treat them a Mccalpin said. Probation officer David j. Close who has become the departments drug and alcohol specialist has volunteered to test both the 18 teenagers on probation but also any youngster within the juvenile Justice system suspected of abuse. The Job is no picnic. Close must collect urine samples mostly from teenage boys and then go through a testing procedure for which he had to be certified. Testing can be done in the probation departments offices in the Highland Hall Annex to the courthouse or it can be done in the youngsters Home a with his parents watching. See tests on Page a2 Mirror photo by Paul e. Singer probation officer David close conducts a urine test for drug use. Juveniles in Blair county under probation for other crimes now face such testing. Luck of the Irish Brandon Bander 4, and Tyler Ginter 3, find the Luck of the Irish at the end of the Rainbow outside the kids Kottage Mirror photo by Paul e. Singer preschool North Juniata Street Hollidaysburg. Irish and non Irish alike will be celebrating St. Patrick s Day today. J Tough Guy Gorbachev sends ultimatum to new lithuanian Leader by Michael Dobbs the Washington Post Moscow a president Mikhail Gorbachev Friday gave Lithuania three Days to comply voluntarily with a Resolution by the soviet unions highest legislative body invalidating its declaration of Independence. The soviet news Agency Tass said the deadline was communicated in a Telegram sent by Gorbachev to vytautas Landsbergis Lithuania a new president and Leader of the Independence movement saudis. The Telegram did not specify what action the Kremlin would take if As seems practically certain Lithuania does not comply but the Kremlin has indicated it would not resort to military Force. The constitutional showdown Over in the Mirror accidents. As births. A 5 classified. .c3-7 comics. D7 crime. An crossword and other puzzles 1 6 or. Gott. D6 health. .b4 Home amp Garden cl-2 hospitals. Local. A5 a5-7 ,2,3 movies. R5 obituaries b3 opinion. A4 religion. R6-8 sports. Di-5 stocks. A3 television d7 Lithuania a attempt to secede has confronted Gorbachev with his first crisis since his election thursday As the soviet unions first executive president. After arguing that the country needed a Strong presidency in order to Avert political and economic chaos he is now under some pressure to demonstrate that he can act decisively. Moves toward secession Are also underway in the Baltic republics of Estonia and Latvia As w Ell the Southern Republic of Georgia. In a declaration earlier this week the georgian parliament described the republics incorporation into the soviet Union in 1921 As illegal and called for negotiations with Moscow on Independence. In an attempt to forestall further Independence declarations soviet leaders persuaded the Congress of Peoples deputies thursday to adopt a Resolution declaring that soviet Law remained in Force in Lithuania. The Resolution also instructed Gorbachev to ensure that the rights of All soviet citizens Are respected in Lithuania. Lithuanian leaders have insisted that they will not Back Down. Interviewed on lithuanian television thursday night Landsbergis said the congresses Resolution was taken by a foreign Power and is therefore a a irrelevant a in Lithuania. A it is not a problem that they do see Gorbachev on Page a2 Maui Murm a Mcmumm clerk no chair for i Chi convicted judge must bring his own suspended Cambria county president judge Joseph of Kicki brought his own chair Friday to the Cambria courthouse after being forced to stand for two Days while Reading a transcript of his trial. By Linda Hudkins staff writer Ebensburg suspended Cambria county president judge Joseph of Kicki refused a place to sit stood at a counter in the courthouse wednesday and thursday Reading the 5,426-Page transcript of his recent trial. Of Kicki hospitalized twice in recent months with heart problems said he was forced to take nine nitroglycerine tablets because of the stress. On Friday the convicted judge brought his own chair and Only had to take one Tablet he said. Clerk of courts James Mcnulty said he is treating of Kicki like any other defendant. Mcnulty also would not allow of Kicki to take the transcript out to the Hall where there was a Bench Mcnulty said. Mcnulty said he will allow of Kicki to use his chair in the narrow counter space until it becomes a Hazard. By the time the office closed at 4 . Friday of Kicki said he had gone through just Over 900 pages of the transcript. He is scrutinizing the document for procedural errors that could eventually overturn his six convictions locally or on Appeal. The defense has to Days to review the transcript and file briefs. Of Kicki said his attorneys received a Bill for a copy of the transcript thursday in the amount of $8,200 or $1.60 a Page a but they have not yet received their copy. On thursday commissioner Ron Stephenson said he did not believe the county should have to for its copy of the transcript or the $20,000 Cost of the trial pointing out that of Kicki still continues to receive his $80,000 a year salary. But of Kicki said because this is a state grand jury Case the state is responsible for the stenographic fees. He said that if his convictions stand at least some of the Cost will be his. If the charges do not hold up he said the state not the county taxpayers is responsible. And when asked about his per see of Kicki on Page a2

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