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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - March 17, 1990, Altoona, Pennsylvania Altoona Mirror saturday March 17,1990 Page a3 shorts associated press Bart the Bear handles a stuffed Teddy Bear during a preview for a the sportsman show in Toronto thursday. Bart a 1,500-Pound Kodiak demonstrated the delicate skill he used when handling real Bear cubs As one of the stars of the recently released movie a the Northwest fires three pilots Minneapolis a Northwest airlines on Friday fired three pilots accused of flying while legally intoxicated saying the cockpit Crew violated company rules by operating the jetliner within 12 hours of drinking. Each of the pilots on the 6 25 a m. Flight from Fargo n a to the twin cities on March 8 had blood alcohol Levels exceeding .04 percent a violation of Federal regulations the company said. A Northwest pilots have established a reputation for airman ship and safety a company spokesman Alan Muncaster said a fall of us at Northwest Are now challenged to win Back our reputation for flight excellence the Federal aviation administration had already revoked the pilots licenses after its own investigation showed that the cockpit Crew boarded the flight within eight hours of drinking the Federal limit. Northwest imposes a stricter Span of 12 hours. Northwest flight 650, carrying 91 passengers landed safely at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport where the cockpit Crew was arrested by the Faa and Airport police. Dismissed were capt. Norman Rouse 51, Conyers a. 1st officer Robert Kirchner 35, Highland ranch Colo. And 2nd officer Joseph Balzer 34, Antioch Tenn. None of the three has any previous alcohol or drug related incidents on their flying records the company said. Union vows to continue strike Charleston . A a Union leading a teacher walkout said the strike will continue despite a court ruling Friday upholding a Back to work order and a warning that teachers who done to return could be fired. The state supreme court on Friday upheld a lower court order that striking teachers in Jefferson county go Back to work. State school superintendent Hank Marocki planned to Appeal in circuit court in Charleston in an attempt to expand provisions of the High courts order to West Virginia a 54 other counties. The supreme court action stemmed from an attempt by the Jefferson county Branch of the West Virginia education association to Block the Back to work order. A a we re not going to comment a Uvea spokeswoman Kathy Mcquarrie said after the supreme courts ruling. A the court will do what the court will do. The strike said it is time for teachers who began striking March 7, to get Back to work. If they do not return monday certified letters will be sent advising them of potential action against them he said. Court ref lines to halt execution san Francisco apr the state supreme court today rejected an Appeal to halt an execution that would be the first carried out by California since 1967. Double murderer Robert Alton Harris scheduled to be executed april 3, can renew his Appeal in Federal court in san Diego. The state supreme court unanimously denied a hearing on new evidence submitted by the defense about Harris mental condition including a psychologist s diagnosis of organic brain damage. The evidence also included a statement from Harris brother a key prosecution witness at his trial that Harris did not plan to Rob or kill his two victims. In papers filed with the court Daniel Harris said his brother was in a dazed state the Day he fatally shot two san Diego teenagers whose car he later used in a Bank robbery. Defense lawyers also claimed Daniel Harris confession about the july 1978 crime was coerced and should have been barred As evidence against his brother. Green pig wont Lead big Parade Ventura. Calif. Apr no Green tinted Swine will Lead Paddy a Parade because of objections that pig lovers made. Plans were All set for St. Patrick a big Deal until animal activists started to squeal. A full blooded irishman a a sight to be seen a planned to carry dear Colleen a pig dyed Bright Green. But grand marshal James Monahan who will j a f Lead the Parade got grief for the Ham handed d w j plans he had Laid. The humane society had 30 complaints dyed pigs Are no tribute to dead Irish saints. The porker might suffer emotional Shock if paraded by Monahan Block after Block. So Monahan said head instead buy a stuffed one perhaps a toy pig will be almost As much fun. Amp quote of the Day a who would have Ever thought in their wildest nightmares that this would last so Long a Peggy say. Sister of Terry Anderson the associated press chief Middle East correspondent who is marking his fifth anniversary As a hostage. E. Germans prepare to vote by Nesha Starcevic associated press East Berlin political parties made their final Campaign pitches Friday two Days before East germans elect their first democratic parliament and Complete the transition from 40 years of communist Rule to a democracy. Sundays first free vote in East German history could also be the last As the two German states rus ii toward unification. Unification has been a Central Issue in the election which was forced on the government by last Falls peaceful rebellion that ousted hard line communists opened Borders and led to the creation of opposition parties. The makeup of East Germany a new 400-seat parliament could decide the Pace of unification. Some conservatives urge Quick unification while some leftists favor a More cautious approach. All major parties support unification. A nationwide Survey published Friday suggested nearly half of All East germans favor immediate unification although a third of the electorate would prefer a slower joining of the two Germany. The poll found that 84 percent favored unification in general according to a Survey conducted jointly by the Central Institute for youth research and the Institute for Market research in Leipzig. The institutes did not say How Many people were polled or fist the surveys margin of error. About 12.3 million East germans Are eligible to vote sunday selecting from 24 parties and groupings parties include the communists Independent groups and those Allied with West German political parties. There seven the Beer drinking Union which wants better ventilation in Beer Halls an end to dosing hours and a lifting of strict Drunken driving Laws. They also done to want too much a a think foreign Beer. The communists ruled East Ger East berliners have a look at election posters of the socialist party ads in downtown East Berlin Friday afternoon. East Ger associated press Many is preparing for its first democratic election to take place sunday with some 24 parties participating. Many with an Iron fist after the country was founded in 1949 from the zone occupied by soviet troops in world War ii. But the communist leadership collapsed in october under popular pressure and East Germany has been run since then by a Broad Coak Tion caretaker government headed by Premier Hans Modrow a Reform minded communist. The parliamentary election originally had been scheduled for May but with state authority collapsing rapidly the ballot Date was moved up. Most political parties staged their final rallies across the country on Friday following a recommendation by East Germany selection commission. But one or two parties planned rallies for saturday As Well. Dozens of television networks from throughout Europe have set up Mobile satellite transmission stations in the parking lot in front of the parliament building in East Berlin to prepare for election Day. Campaign posters Are All Over East Berlin. One of them put up by a coalition of conservative parties proclaims a never again East German to freed from strict communist control has Given equal time to election spots by All parties and has interviewed the candidates. Most East German newspapers Are backed by political parties and have supported their own candidates. According to recent polls the front runners Are the leftist social democrats and the Alliance for Germany a coalition of three conservative parties. The Alliance has received Campaign backing from West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl who is a Christian Democrat. Shootings scare bus passengers by Dana George associated press Chattanooga Tenn. A a spate of shooting attacks against greyhound buses left some replacement Drivers Here nervous striking Drivers defensive and passengers eyeing the aisle seats Friday. A a in la sit in tile Middle. Not in the front and not in the Back a in the Middle a 19-year-old Jane Smith said As she waited for a bus that would take her to Huntsville Ala. A and ill sit kind of Low too a she added. As Union and company negotiators met separately with Federal mediators a striking Driver was arrested in Connecticut in one of More than a dozen shootings apparently related to the two week old strike. Roger d. Cawthra 44, of Stratford was accused by police of firing a single shot from a Large Cali Ber semiautomatic gun into the Luggage compartment of a greyhound bus outside Farmington on monday. None of the 19 passengers was injured Cawthra a greyhound Driver for three years was arraigned on charges of first degree criminal mischief a felony and three Misdemeanour counts first degree reckless endangerment unlawful discharge of a firearm and unlawful discharge of a firearm on a Public Highway. He did no to enter a plea but has declared he is innocent. Police said Cawthra who was ordered held on $100,000 Bond was identified by the bus Driver from a videotape of strikers taken by company Security forces. Also Friday a Bullet fired from a passing car hit the Windshield of a bus outside Phoenix said greyhound spokeswoman Ann wheat. No one was injured. Is. Wheat said three shots were fired police said there was one. In Chattanooga police escorted greyhound buses within City limits a a precaution prompted by two shootings in two Days. Neither resulted in injuries. The first shooting occurred wednesday when a Bullet hit the door of a bus on a Highway after it left the Chattanooga terminal. On thursday a shot struck a bus Windshield. There were no arrests. A telephoned bomb threat to a greyhound bus Yard in los Angeles on Friday prompted evacuation of replacement workers and pickets alike said police sgt. Tom Jones. The Anonymous caller said there was a bomb in the lobby and in the search that followed bomb squad members found a suitcase that emitted a ticking sound in the Canso hold of a bus. That turned out to be a lost suitcase with an alarm clock inside he said. Imelda Marcos attends pretrial hearing by Vera Haller associated press new York Imelda Marcos and her Cowboy hatted attorney Drew crowds of photographers to a Federal courthouse Friday for the last hearing before the Start of the former philippine first lady a racketeering trial. Wyoming trial attorney Gerald Spence said at the hearing he was worried it would be hard to find jurors without preconceived opinions about the widow of Ferdinand Marcos. She is accused of Spir iting millions of dollars out of the Philippines. A mrs. Marcos and her late husband have received much unfavourable press a Spence said. A she has been tried and convicted in the Spence asked that prospective jurors be quizzed on their attitudes about a a reportedly wealthy Noto rious world Leader and a wife a responsibility for her husbands actions. Lured by the appearance of mrs. Marcos and co defendant Adnan Khash Oggi the saudi financier a throng of photographers to camera Crews and reporters were on hand. Clad in Black in the philippine tradition of a years mourning the 60-year-old widow Clung to Spencer sarm entering and leaving court. She made no statement but did smile slightly and wave to the crowd on the Way out. The Case is about the alleged Transfer by the Marc oses of More than $160 million from the Philippines Treasury to buy Manhattan real estate. The indictment also alleges the Marc oses fraudulently obtained $165 million from banking institutions to finance the properties. Khash Oggi is accused of helping the Marc oses hide their ownership of the real estate through false documents. Tales of ghosts costly to potential Homeowner stocks by Samuel Maul associated press new York tales of ghosts May have scared a Wall Street Bond trader out of a Deal for an 18 room victorian House but they can to get him his Down payment Back a judge has ruled. State supreme court Justice Edward Lehner said thursday that 63-year-old Helen Ackley was under no Legal obligation to Tell Jeffrey Stambovsky 37, about the ghosts she believes go bump in the night in her Home. A it is Clear that in new York the doctrine of caveat emptor let the buyer beware still holds Sway in real estate transactions a Lehner said. Stambovsky who contends the ghost stories harmed the houses property value saw things differently. A we were victims of a cytoplasmic fraud a Stambovsky said. Lehner ruled that Stambovsky in trying to get out of a $650,000 sales contract was in default and not entitled to the return of his $32,500 Down payment. Stambovsky said he and his then pregnant wife Patrice Soriero loved the House at first but became nervous about sharing the Home with ghosts. Ackley said she told the prospective buyers about the ghosts but they laughed it off. One of Stambovsky a lawyers William Stein said no mention was made of the ghosts until after the contract was signed in August 1989 for the Home in Nyack a town about 20 Miles North of new York City. Ackley said the ghosts Are a Young revolutionary Era naval lieutenant in his Early 20s, a Young woman about the same age and a Man in his 60s. She wrote about them in the May 1977 readers digest in an article titled a your haunted House on the the ghosts can be heard coming Down the stairs in the morning and going Back upstairs in the evening Ackley said. She said that when her four grown children were Young the ghosts would shake their Beds to get them up in the morning. That Sall Well and Good but what if the ghosts Only like the Ackley family Soriero said. A they might not like it if she moves a she said. Once she Sells the House Ackley said she plans to move to Orlando. She noted that ghosts usually get attached either to a particular person or a specific place and she does no to know what kind of ghosts she has. A if they want to come with me id be glad to have them a she said. New York a the Stock Market climbed sharply to a two month High Friday turning the quarterly a triple witching hours a to its favor in a Busy session. The Dow Jones average of 30 industrials jumped 45.50 to 2,741.22, its highest close since it stood at 2,760.67 on Jan. La. The averages gain for the week amounted to 57.89 Points on top of a lottery Harrisburg a the winning numbers selected Friday March 16 in the Pennsylvania daily lottery 0-7-4. The winning big 4 numbers 2-7-7-7. One player won $1,173,734.52 for picking All six winning numbers drawn Friday night in the wild card lotto a lottery official said. The Winner will collect 21 annual payments of $55,892.19, according to lottery director Jim Scroggins. Scroggins said one player picked five numbers plus the wild card to win $46,859 73 picked five numbers for $1,155 229 picked four plus the wild card for $409 3,755 players picked four to win $24.50 and 5,324 picked three plus the wild card to win $10.50. The winning numbers Friday in the wild card lotto game were.06-18-27-28-38 and 47. The wild card number was 25. 119-Point Rise Over the two previous weeks. The Nyser a composite Index of All its listed common stocks gained 1.72 to 187.92. Standard amp poor a Industrial Index Rose 5.16 to 396.40, and a amp pcs 500-Stock composite Index was up 3.84 at 341.91. ,. Volume on the floor of the big Board came to 222.52 million shares up from 144.41 million in the previous session. Nationwide consolidated volume in nose listed issues including trades in those stocks on regional exchanges and in the Over the counter Market totalled 256.66 million shares. The following Friday closing quotations furnished by Kidder Peabody at amp to 41% Kmart 35% Batus 13 3/16 Lowers 31% Bellau. 91 Mellon 25% a Cor la o 3 3 a o 3 i Al 25% Conrail 45% pig 41% Consol no 44% Primenta 28% first miss. 16% Sears 41% cup 44% Sara Lee 29% get 63% uni marts 5% Hills 3% 14 a Penney 69 United 38% Keystone i. 22% West Vaco 28% for the record Maurice Wright of 714 Lexington ave., 2nd floor says John Marlett does not live at that address As reported Friday. Marlett a theft suspect gave that address to police

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