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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - May 30, 1990, Altoona, Pennsylvania Of Kicki denied new trial sentencing set Der Landfill 5 years away by Phil Ray staff writer Hollidaysburg officials from the department of environmental resources tuesday night predicted it could take Blair county More than five years to develop its own Landfill. A the idea of a county Landfill emerged tuesday during a meeting of the new citizens advisory committee which was appointed by the county commissioners to help them write a solid waste plan. On tuesday morning commissioner William c. Stouffer suggested that a county Landfill would help keep Down collection costs thereby benefiting the haulers and the customers. But said Robert Zau Cona and Samuel Sloan of Der the development of a new Landfill will take time. Saltoon Altoona pa., May 29, 1990 tense moments area Frost overnight could hit valleys error mostly sunny pleasant weather Page a4 35 cents Fri he supplied cokes in a big Way by Kay walkup for the Mirror Pittsburgh a a Florida Man allegedly told the Fri he delivered up to 66 pounds or $600,000 Worth of cocaine at a time to an Altoona area drug ring. The Man David Correa 36, of Titusville fla., also told investigators he was involved in a Large smuggling operation that brought drugs into the United states and involved the honduran military according to testimony in Federal court tuesday. Correa linked to a drug ring allegedly operated by Altoona a Rickabaugh family told investigators he was arrested at the Cycle world shop in Canan station while trying recover four ounces of cocaine he Hadnot been paid for. That statement was included in a suppression hearing before . District judge Paul a. Simmons. The testimony by Fri special agent Dale g. Frye the main officer involved in arresting Correa last nov. 15 at Emanuel Rickabaugh a Cycle world occupied most of tuesdays hearing on motions to suppress statements made by Correa after his arrest. Correa said he had left the cocaine with see cocaine on Page a2 Bedford court plan under fire the new committee met in the courthouse in Hollidaysburg tuesday night and aside from discussing a Landfill its members showed that they intend to be full partners in the development of a county solid waste plan James Hoover of Tyrone a almost from the opening Bell of the meeting peppered county planner Richard t. Haines and the commissioners with questions wanting to know Why it has taken the commissioners so Many months five to Call a meeting of the committee. Hoovers questions drove committee chairman Zoe Bellamy of see Landfill on Page a2. Mirror photo by Cavich a firefighter shovels chlorine tablets into a bucket to dissolve after i Small explosion at the Dunbrook Manor apartment Complex in Duncansville this morning. Gas Lilied a Small room that housed a Pool filtration system sending two women to Altoona Hospital for treatment. Story Page a2. By David oilman staff writer Bedford two new Enterprise residents Are culling Bedford county a plan to eliminate its indicting grand Jup an attack on their rights but the county commissioners done to a be. Stephen Lewandoski and Henrietta Mcelwee came to tuesdays commissioners meeting to complain about Bedford county judge Daniel Howsare a request that the state supreme court approve a plan for the county court to go to an informational hearing system in lieu of a monthly grand jury. They claim the move will violate the most Basic rights guaranteed by the . Constitution. Lewandoski also accused the commissioners of Selling out county citizens by allowing the judge talk not cheap for Bud Shuster Vandoski quoted from the constitutions r uth amendment and demanded the commissioners because they the Cost of the grand jury insist that Howsare retain the panel. The commissioners bristled at the suggestion they were less than True Blue americans for not protesting the judges actions. Commissioner Dick Rice said Bedford county was one of three counties left in the state that maintained a grand jury. Commissioner Gary Ebersole who Seldom sees Eye to Eye with Howsare in court county confrontations said a the judge usually tells us commissioner him Coon said it was not right tor the pair to be welcomed at a Public meeting see Bedford on Page a2 by Bob Mitchell Mirror Washington Bureau Washington . Rep. Bud Shuster the top Republican on a key House transportation subcommittee was a popular speaker for Highway engineers bus company executives and railroaders last year. Shuster r-9th District earned $26,850 a the maximum allowed by Law a in Honor aria payments from special interest groups last year to supplement his congressional salary according to his 1989 financial disclosure form released today. Much of that Money came from transportation groups with interests in legislation handled by the House surface transportation subcommittee on which Shuster is the top Republican. Like Campaign contributions from special interest political action committee Honor aria payments have a a Murtha ears Honor aria limit Page a9 a a Clinger has million Dollar portfolio Page As come under fire from critics who say they amount to Little More than legalized bribes. Defenders say they Are legitimate payments for speaking engagements. The House in approving a raise and ethics package last year voted to eliminate Honor aria in 1991 while at the same time gradually raising most lawmakers salaries from $89,500 to $124,400 by 1991 with Cost of living adjustments. Shuster voted against the Bill but said he sup ported the ethics component of the package. According to his report. Shuster cashing in a a . Rep. Bud Shuster earned $26,850 in Honor aria from special interest groups last year. A a he got $2,000 apiece from five transportation related groups. A a the american bus association paid his roundtrip airfare to puerto Rico plus three nights of food and lodging. Earned speaking fees of $2,000 apiece from the american trucking association the american bus association. The regulated common carriers conference the american Council of Highway engineers and the association of american railroads last year. He also received $2,000 Honor aria mayor City a loser at video poker by Mary Haley and Kay Stephens staff writers lawmakers pushing the legalization of video poker machines claim that the move would give municipalities and school districts extra Money but Altoona mayor Daniel Milliron Isnit buying the sales pitch. Milliron said this morning that he a read the legalization Bill that cleared the House finance committee tuesday 13 i. Despite his concern for the economic plight of the bar anc1 tavern owners who favor the legis lation Milliron said the ends does no to necessarily justify the Means. Quot quite frankly at first Blush i would prob ably oppose it a the mayor said. A just because it generates Revenue does no to make something that was wrong before suddenly a ironically John Milliron who is the mayor s older brother is lobbying in favor of the Bill on behalf of the Pennsylvania amusement and music machine association the group that hired Millirons lobbying firm is an organization that includes video poker machine owners. Video poker machines Are now illegal in Pennsylvania but still operate in Manv bars and taverns statewide. People Are playing now and we re not getting nothing a a said finance chairman Fred a. Trello d Allegheny the Bill a sponsor. I he Bill would allow voters in each municipality to decide by referendum if they want the machines in their area. Those municipalities and accompanying school districts that approve video poker would share in profits the machines generate. Under an Amend see video poker on Page a2 soviets now just a pseudo Power payments from Gannett corp., Cincinnati microwave corp., associated general contractors Eloitte Haskins and Ashland Oil according to the report. Payments of $1,000 apiece were made by the american Public transit association the air transport association. Patrick Media and see Shuster on Page a2 by Scott Shane the Baltimore Sun Moscow a some will persist in calling it a superpower Summit. But Mikhail s. Gorbachev arrives in Washington tonight the beleaguered representative of a disintegrating Empire a collapsing Economy and a discredited ideology. He arrives too with his personal political magic somewhat tarnished both by what some see As his Clumsy handling of Baltic Independence and by his failed attempt to prevent the election of populist Boris a Yeltsin As russian president. But his week Long trip including the most extensive tour of the United states by a soviet Leader since Nikita s. Khrushchev a in 1959, also gives Gorbachev some political opportunities. If the Summit goes Well he can look like a Winner for a change however briefly. He can hasten arms reduction freeing the soviet Economy from the crushing Burden of the military budget. He can negotiate face saving measures on such sensitive issues As German Unity and the soviet Retreat from Eastern Europe. And he can use the saturation Cov Kristy advances analysis a a More bad news for Gorbachev East bloc other parts of Europe hit by quake Page is rage planned by soviet television to Send Back a message to the Long suffering russian consumer though the planned transition to a Market Economy will be painful there a a supermarket stuffed with goodies waiting at the other end. By most assessments soviet and Western Only an Arsenal of 12,000 strategic nuclear weapons any longer qualifies the soviet Union As a superpower. And it is precisely this Arsenal along with its . Counterpart that Gorbachev and president Bush Hope to begin to bargain away. Andrei Kovtunov a Young political Sci enl St is probably the first person Here to say it in print in an article for Moscow news. A the soviet Union has in fact see Summit on Page a2 in the Mirror Altoona eighth grader Kristy accidents.a8 Wolf advanced to the second births.b2 round of the National spelling classified .c5 12 Bee today. She moved ahead �oniics.e7 by correctly spelling the word a me As crossword and other puzzles. C3 for an account of today s or. Gott c3 action see Page by. 8 hospitals .b2 midweek. ,2 local. A3-12 movies. .b7 obituaries by opinion. .b4 sports. .el-6 stocks. .a2 television. E7

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