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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - May 14, 1990, Altoona, Pennsylvania Man ordered to get rid of cats by sorta error Altoona pa., May 14, 1990 mostly sunny weather Page a4 35 cent Rodgers defense Points Finger else whereby Phil Ray staff writer Hollidaysburg a the possibility that several people were involved in the june 1988 killing of an elderly Altoona Man surfaced this morning during testimony in the James f. Rodgers homicide trial. Public defender j. Randall Miller called two witnesses including a 20-year-old who supposedly was seen with blood on his shirt the night that Pasquale j. Lascoli 72, of 2109 6th ave., was knifed to death in his Home. Rodgers who was 17 at the time has been charged with Lascoli Skilling. But the defense contends that Rodgers was set up possibly by an entire group of people and Miller attempted to present witnesses today to confirm that. In testimony last thursday night Ella to Flemming said she saw Timothy Mccall 20, at 13th Avenue and 19th Street on the night Lascoli was killed. He was wearing a shirt listing the name of a heavy Metal Rock group and that shirt was covered with blood. Last thursday is. Flemming was not allowed to Tell the jury what Mccall might have said to her but Miller this morning was permitted to ask Mccall a did you Tell her a group you were involved with killed a Man a a no i did to Quot Mccall stated. He also said he does no to Ever remember talking to is. Flemming and he denied that he was Ever walking around with a shirt covered with blood. Under Cross examination by District attorney William j Haberstroh the possibility was raised that is. Flemming had confused two incidents. Haberstroh pointed out that in August 1988, two months after the killing Mccall was arrested for breaking a garage window and Haberstroh implied that Mccall that night Cut his hands. Mccall however denied walking around with a blood splattered shirt that night also. A second defense witness this morning was 29-year-old William Harshbarger an inmate at the state correctional institution in Huntingdon. On the night of the Lascoli killing. Harshbareer party chiefs expect Light voter turnout walked past Lascoli a House at about la . On his Way to or. Bips at 7th Avenue and 22nd Street. He remembers walking try a House in which at least three people were arguing but he did no to much attention. On his Way Home from or. Bips he put Down his newly purchased 12 pack of Beer to Light a cigarette. He did this at 6th Avenue and 22nd Street about a half lock from the Lascoli Home when suddenly he saw two men run from that location and turn toward him. On the witness stand this morning Harshbarger said one Man had Long Blond hair and was wearing a to shirt advertising the heavy Metal group anthrax. The second Man had dark hair a Boyish looking face and a see Rodgers on Page a2 n by Mary Haley staff writer the race for governor and lieutenant governor should draw out voters for the primary election tuesday but area political party officials Are predicting an Overall Light turnout with two people each up for their party s nominations in the gubernatorial race voter turnout May exceed the traditional Small numbers for primary elections. Democratic gov. Robert Casey and fellow party member Philip Berg Are vying for the nomination while state auditor general Barbara Hafer and Marguerite Luksik Are competing for the Republican nod. Incumbent democratic la gov. Mark missing fliers stir up storm in gof by Mary Haley staff writer the disappearance of almost a dozen mail bags with about 9,500 Campaign brochures for incumbent Republican state committeemen Bruce Erb and John Eichelberger has prompted their opponents Bruce Kelley and Randy Manning to Call an attorney into the fray. Kelley said this morning he and Manning resent the a cheap and shoddy attempt by our opponents to imply that we in any Way had any part in the disappearance of the Erb Eichelberger mailers that were delivered to the Altoona Post office tuesday and were reported missing inside what s dosing a list of candidates Martha opponent targets write in challenges i gets is Clinger a3 a4 a4 a4 Singel will face Democrat Edward Mezvinsky while Republican Harold Mowery is unopposed for his party a nomination. Blair county acting democratic chairman Patricia Trexler said she a looking for a Good turnout of about 55 percent because of the two state races and the 120 party county committee slots open. Last year 28,966 of the county a then-52,412 registered voters cast ballots in the primary. A but its going to depend on the weather a is. Trexler said. Tuesdays forecast Calls for a mix of Clouds and Sunshine with an expected High temperature in the upper 70s. Gop county chairman Margaret Burket said she a expecting a turnout of about 50 percent although she said some areas May report As Little As 35 percent. Cambria county people in Cambria county May be attracted by the 12th District congressional race that pits two democratic challengers see turnout on Page a2 Mirror file photo Randy Manning Demerit a situation Friday. Quot the attempt to twist an extremely unfortunate occurrence into the accusation of a Federal crime is an example of the worst kind of see filers on Page a2 statewide abortions a prime Issue by Rich Kirkpatrick associated press Harrisburg a Pennsylvania voters pick nominees for governor and lieutenant governor tuesday in races that the challengers say will hinge on abortion. Moreover voters must decide on nominees for Congress 25 of 50 state Senate seats and All 203 House seats. Seeking the democratic gubernatorial nomination Are gov. Robert p. Casey and attorney Philip s. Berg of Montgomery county. Incumbent Mark s. Singel and former state party chairman Edward Mezvinsky Are contesting the lieutenant governors nomination. Casey and Singel oppose abortion Berg and Mezvinsky favor abortion rights. Casey signed the nations most restrictive abortion Law following last years . Supreme court decision giving states More leeway on the Issue. A your party should not have leadership that a out of step a Mezvinsky said last week. A my candidacy is a Bridge. It allows democrats to have a see abortion on Page a2 associated press passersby walk past a clothing store in Quimper France on sunday looking at a Star of David. The shop was one of 15 on which the emblems were painted saturday night a few Days after More than 30 Graves in a jewish cemetery were desecrated in Carpen tras. Supreme court blocks states suit Over Asbestos removal Washington a the supreme court today refused to let 0 states including Pennsylvania sue 26 manufacturers in the Ationo a highest court Over removal f Asbestos from Public schools and in the Mirror accidents. A9 hospitals. R2 Astrograph .d6 lifestyle. Cd 2 births. R2 local. Bl-3 Calendar. A a3-8 classified. .c4-9 movies. A comics. D7 obituaries. B3 crime. A9 opinion. By crossword sports. 1 1-5 puzzles. D6 stocks. A2 or Gott. D6 television. 1 7 other government buildings. The court without comment refused to hear arguments that the manufacturers should for such removal. Today a action does not preclude the 30 states from suing Asbestos manufacturers in their respective state courts. But the states first went to the justices hoping to head off a Competition among themselves for monetary damages from the Asbestos makers. In an usual move the states asked the court to invoke its a original jurisdiction Quot so this big stakes dispute could be consolidated and resolved before any lower court considers it. The request was denied. Asbestos has been used for decades in the construction of buildings and ships. The inhalation of Asbestos fibres has been linked to various diseases. Tens of thousands of personal injury lawsuits have been filed against Asbestos manufacturers by shipyard workers. Hundreds of Asbestos in buildings suits also have been filed. The justices were told that eight states have sued Asbestos makers in their state courts seeking to have them the costs of removing the substance from Public buildings. The eight states Are Pennsylvania Kentucky Maryland Minnesota Mississippi South Carolina Virginia and see Asbestos on Page a2 philippine talks on in Wake of Kiu Ings Manila Philippines apr negotiators began talks today on the future of . Military bases in this country a Day after suspected communist guerrillas shot and killed two american servicemen near one of the installations. Truncheon wielding police fired tear Gas at hundreds of anti base protesters during running confrontations through the streets of the capital. At least 42 people were arrested and five hospitalized witnesses and police said. Protesters mostly students retaliated by throwing Small homemade bombs at police. Rallies were held throughout the Day and Security was tight for the talks which opened at the Central Bank building with about 500 police on hand. Five truckloads of riot police were deployed before the Gate at Clark air base As about 400 base opponents rallied in nearby Angeles City. . And philippine officials had expressed fears that the communist new Peoples army would try to kill americans before the talks on extending the lease on Clark and Subic see Philippines on Page a2child spacing a what time is right club is sweep astros take show on Road i associated press a demonstrator is grabbed by a plainclothes policeman during a demonstration monday in Manila

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