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Progress, The (Newspaper) - May 14, 1990, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Vote tomorrow polls open 7 . Until 8 . The Progress vol. 84-no. 114 our77thyear Clearfield Curwensville Philipsburg Moshannon Valley pa., monday May 14, 1990 18,856 copies daily 30 cents 26 pages talks on . Bases open one Day after slaying of two . Airmen by Eileen Guerrero associated press writer Manila Philippines a 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 Olanta Man Dies from fall injuries Hershey Devan Shawn Flanagan 20, of Olanta died saturday May 12, 1990, at the Hershey medical Center As a result of injuries sustained in a May 9 Accident. Employed As an apprentice lineman for the Buck line corp. In Reading he was restoring a Power line wednesday when the pole he was working on was struck by a truck. The Impact threw him to the ground causing severe head injuries. He was born feb. 1, 1970, in Clearfield the son of Arden and Mary Tkacik Flanagan. A 1988 graduate of Curwensville area High school he attended the Dubois Campus of Penn state and was a member of the International brotherhood of electrical workers local no. 126 and St. Timothy s roman Catholic Church in Curwensville. Surviving Are his parents of had expressed fears that the communist new people s army would try to kill americans before the talks on extending the lease on Clark and Subic Bay naval base As Well As four smaller facilities. The lease is set to expire sept. 16,1991. As the talks opened the chief . Negotiator condemned the killings of two . Airmen near Clark on sunday and assailed the banditry of communist rebels blamed by authorities for the attack. This brutal and Clumsy at tempt to drive a wedge Between the United states and the Philippines will fail said Richard Armitage a former assistant Secretary of defense. Police capt. Gener Mangoni said it appeared the rebels were responsible for the killings because of the style of the attack. Two or three filipinos approached the americans and shot them in the Back of their Heads with .45-caliber pistols the rebels favored weapon in Street killings. The dead servicemen were identified by air Force officials As airman John h. Raven 19, of Delta Junction Alaska and airman James c. Green 20, of Craig Colo. A companion airman 1st class Randall Moore 23, managed to escape. They were among 280 airmen and support personnel assigned to the 8th aircraft generation Squadron on temporary duty from Kunsan air base 110 Miles South of Seoul South Korea. Police rounded up More than 200 people for questioning in the turn to Page 10, col. 4 photo by Don Tagliente leading the Way in the armed forces awareness Day Parade in Clearfield saturday were the color guard and members from Clearfield Post no. 47, veterans of the Vietnam War inc. Rain does t Dampen spirit of armed forces Celebration turn to Page 10, col. 2 by Jean Natoli threatening skies that dumped rain at various intervals did t Dampen the spirits of the Clearfield veterans of the Vietnam War As they hosted another successful armed forces awareness Day Celebration in Clearfield on saturday. See photos on Page 22 the Celebration began with a noon time Parade through downtown Clearfield and ended with a program and an array of other activities at the driving Park. As the main speaker at the program in the Park mrs. Peggy Price of Burnside told the crowd of the events that have occurred since that Day in april 1989 when her son Matthew was killed in an explosion aboard the Iowa. She said that families of the servicemen killed aboard ship that Day Are working together to determine what really caused the tragedy. Also during the program plaques of appreciation were presented to the Rev. Robert Conley of Curwensville Bob Moore of Clearfield and the Grampian High court hears arguments on Federal Flag burning Law by James h. Rubin associated press writer Washington a the politically charged Issue of Flag burning is again before the supreme court As the justices hold an extraordinary session to study a Federal Law intended to protect old glory s physical today s Oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Flag Protection act of 1989 marked the first time in nine years the justices held such a session after april. They Are reviewing rulings by Federal judges in Washington and Seattle who said the Law violates the Freedom of expression proxy a a a Section granted by the first amendment. The Law was challenged by demonstrators who burned american flags in the two cities. The political stakes Are High. The court is expected to Rule before the end of its current term probably in late june or Early july. If the Law is struck Down a proposed constitutional amendment to protect the Flag almost certainly would become a leading Issue in congressional and state legislative races this fall. While the Bush administration is defending the Law president Bush and Republican leaders have said they would prefer a inside this Issue 43 Progress Landers will celebrate birthdays tomorrow. Seepage 6. Presidential commission to Call for Faa changes won t Lay blame. Seepage 6. Recent attacks May indicate open season on . Troops. See Page 22. I Dubois puts abrupt halt to mountie six game win Streak. See Page.13. Congress intervenes in dispute Over bulletproof vests. Seepage 9. Heloise 25 Hospital news 6 lottery 15 obituaries 15 sports 13,14 Star tracking 26 Stock Market television  " 2 to ayin history ? i a a 2r have Argoud Day Are your cute listening to too much hard Rock it s a simple Case it Metal illness. Area news  2,3,6,7 classifieds 18,19,20,21 comics 25 dear Abby 24 eff trials columns 4,5 constitutional amendment to ban Flag burning which would be unnecessary if the justices uphold the Law. The Justice department in a written Brief to the court said it is the physical assault and accompanying violation of the Flag s physical integrity a not robust and uninhibited debate that occasion the injury that our society should not be called upon to department lawyers said the court owes Congress special deference in this Case because an equal Branch of government has determined that Flag burning can turn to Page 10, col. 4 Clearfield Man takes own life in St. Marys following incident St. Marys a 20-year-old Clearfield Man is dead following an incident that began with a traffic Accident in Clearfield about 4 20 . Sunday and ended with the victim Michael Dickey taking his own life with a .44 magnum handgun in downtown St. Marys. Or. Dickey was first involved in a traffic Accident in which he struck a parked car on Turnpike Extension in Clearfield. Lawrence township police said he fled the scene of that Accident. A news report from St. Marys Borough police said or. Dickey reportedly then went to his Home obtained a gun and commandeered a Clearfield taxi Driver Paul w. Gray to take him to new York state. St. Marys police said that As the taxi was driving through St. Marys the taxi Driver deliberately drove Down the wrong Way mrs. Peggy Price of Burnside told the audience at the armed forces awareness Day program in Clearfield on saturday that her family has joined with family members of other servicemen killed in the explosion aboard the Iowa in an Effort to find out what really happened that Day. Mrs. Price s son Matthew was among those killed in that april 19, 1989, tragedy. Community band and the Clearfield Community band. A Star attraction in the driving Park Oval was a Chinook helicopter flown in by members of the National guard unit based at mid state Airport. Spectators looked outside and walked inside the chopper for a first hand look at the machine that is capable of hauling 20,000 pounds of supplies and equipment or of transporting 33 persons. The color guard of the Clearfield Vietnam veterans Post led the Parade that also included units such As the Clearfield High school band fire fighting and ambulance equipment from Clearfield Mahaffey Curwensville Burnside Wallaceton by a at Woodland Grampian Penn Bloom and Brady township. The color guard of the Richard l. Beers vow Post in Coalport was also in the line of March As were members of the Clearfield Cycle club Clearfield fire police the Clearfield army reserves members from the National guard unit on Coal Hill Road and Vietnam veterans of America members from Indiana. Queens gracing the Parade included Jody Savage Clearfield Post no. 47 Queen and runner up. Jennie Stephenson Carrie Hall Grampian Penn Bloom Queen Suzanne Rafferty Grampian Homecoming Queen Melissa Hartman Hyde fire Queen i this year s armed forces awareness Day Celebration had Clearfield Post commander de Hullihen As master of ceremonies at the Park and other committee members who helped make the Day a Success included Dennis Liegey Larry proud Nancy Canfield Bob Johnson Bob Collins and Rich Allen. The Clearfield Post of the Vietnam veterans has 86 members and welcomes new ones. It meets the first sunday of the month at 4 . In the Clearfield legion Home. A a. Photo by Don Tagliente firm to Start checking for leaks in Cha water line by Laura i. Pietro regional editor looking for leaks is the Job of Aqua tech general of Harrisburg and the firm is expected to begin that Job today in Clearfield according to Mark Glenn of a a who Dobson and Foreman of j Altoona a Ratech general was meeting today with the Clearfield municipal authority personnel prior to beginning the leak search that will extend Over the 63.25 Miles of the Cha system. The Survey to find out what lines or line connections or joints Are leaking is costing $292 a mile. It is expected to take three to four weeks. Results Are that the Cha will know where it is losing water and to what extent. The company has two vans and they started work at 8 . Today according to Jeff Williams Cha manager. He said Aqua tech will be digging up valves shutting water on and off and continuing work throughout this week so they will have next week off and will be Back the week of May 28 to hopefully finish the Survey. They la be going through the whole system from the dams Down including distribution and transmission lines he said. Of what value is a leak detection Survey could be a question some might ask and Guy Shaffer manager of the Walker township water association in Centre county has an answer. Our system was built 31 years ago it was the first plastic pipe system East of the Mississippi or. Shaffer said. But he said the association was supplied with poor Quality plastic pipe that began to leak. To Deal with the loss of water the association put in a leak detection system that reduced water needed from 350 Gallons a turn to Page 10, col. 5 4 vying for township appointment to Cha Symik Woolford staff writer the Lawrence township supervisors Are scheduled to appoint a member to the Clearfield municipal authority at their regular meeting tomorrow at 7 . At the township building. The supervisors received five applications for the appointment held by the late Ralph Kane. Applications were received from Roy Kindig Joseph Lengfellner Jess Rollin Allan Siegel and Russel Triponey. But according to his Secretary or. Siegel has withdrawn his application. He could not be reached for comment today. The four remaining candidates Are Roy Kindig is a retired income maintenance supervisor for the department of welfare. He owned and operated a Coal testing Laboratory before that. He has lived in Clearfield for 64 years. He graduated from Gettysburg College with a b. A. In biology. He said regarding his qualifications i believe it s your Job As authority member to represent Lawrence township that s a big Job and i have the time to do the work and owning my own Coal testing Laboratory would help to qualify me for the position. He continued i also believe there is More need for consultation with the supervisors. How in turn to Page 10, col. 3 abortion an Issue in tuesday s primary turn to Page 10, col. 2 by Rich Kirkpatrick associated press writer 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 me Zimsky Are contesting the lieutenant governor s nomination. Casey and Singel oppose abortion Berg and me Zimsky favor abortion rights. Casey signed the nation s most restrictive abortion Law following last year s . Supreme court decision giving states More leeway on the Issue. Our party should not have leadership that s out of step Mezvinsky said last week. My candidacy is a Bridge. It allows democrats to have anime but Casey and Singel prefer to talk about the administration s efforts to push economic development a better environment and a drug free state. We be seen no indication throughout the Campaign that the kind of single Issue hammering being done by Berg and Mezvinsky is having any kind of effect on people s impressions of what the governor has accomplished in the last three and a half years said Karen Chandler Casey s Campaign spokeswoman. Republicans have a Choice Between auditor general Barbara Hafer and Marguerite Peg Luksik for the gop gubernatorial nomination. State rep. Harold f. Mowery is unopposed for the turn to Page 10, col. 1

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