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Cumberland Times News (Newspaper) - May 5, 1990, Cumberland, Maryland Thousands of people lit candles Friday to dedicate memorial to four Kent state students slain 20 years ago. Sec Page 3 exercise rider Robert Vickers gets summer Squall ready during a workout at Churchill Downs in Louisville in preparation for today s running of Kentucky Derby. See sports Joseph f. Divico Alhambra Catholic invitational basketball tournament director to be recognized. See Page la Cumberland times news vol. 52 a no. 106 Cumberland. Maryland. Saturday. May 5. 1990 35 cents the weather today rain highs in the lower 70s. Tonight Hance of Early rain then Clearing lows in mid 50s. Wrap up on Page 2. News briefs unemployment up Washington a the nations unemployment rate climbed to 5.4 percent in april its highest level in More than a year the government said Friday in a report analysts called a disturbing sign the Economy could slip into recession. There was paltry growth in the number of . Jobs for the second straight month and the total would have declined if not for hiring of temporary census workers. In april the civilian jobless rate As measured by a household Survey was up from the 5.2 percent registered in March. Before that the unemployment rate had held Steacy at 5.3 percent for nine months. No jail term Syracuse . A a computer expert who created a a a worm program that paralysed thousands of computers nationwide was placed on three years probation Friday and fined $10,000 . District judge Howard Munson also ordered 25-year-old Robert t. Morris to perform 400 hours of Community service. Prosecutors had asked Munson to order the maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 Fine. They sought at least some 6 Iii time. Defense attorney avid of Brien said Morris was a too decent a kids a to be sentenced to jail. Market advances new York a Stock prices capped off a week of slow but steady gains with a Broad Advance Friday responding to a big Surprise in the governments latest report on employment. The Dow Jones average of 30 industrials Rose 14.19 to 2,710.36, stretching its gain for the week to 65.31 Points. Advancing issues out numbered declines by better than 2 to i in nationwide trading. Today s chuckle chef school Graffiti Quot for a Good thyme Call 555-9142.�?T�?T Uke being part of the family. Lost Small blonde male Cocker Spaniel answers to Rocky child s pet Reward. Found Early the next Day. Classified ads work Call 722-4604 county officials turn Down businessman a Airport offer no Deal a Wheaton businessman Stanley Shapiro has recently purchased Nicholson air services and Cumberland airlines and has been trying to Cut a Deal with the Allegany county Board of commissioners to restore commuter and fixed based services at the greater Cumberland Airport in Wiley Ford. . However the commissioners said Friday on advice from county attorney Mike Getty and the Airport advisory Board that they will not consider any offers until the recently advertised reps requests for proposals for fixed based operations at the Airport Are opened on May 17. Times sews Bitch Antolino by Butch Antolini times news w Riter Cumberland despite an offer from a Montgomery county businessman to pay All of the past due rent owed by Nicholson air services the next five months rent and to have a commuter service on line by next week the Allegany county Board of commissioners will sit tight and wait until May 17 before deciding what to do about All operations at the greater Cumberland Airport in Wiley Ford . Last Friday during the regular county commission meeting. Stanley Shapiro of Wheaton appeared along with Cumberland lawyer Lawrence Kelly to meet with the commissioners and Tell them of Shapiro s Purchase of Nicholson air services and Cumberland airlines. Even though the county formally announced on March 27 that its lease with Nicholson was being terminated immediately Shapiro who is doing business As kit aviation corporation said on april 27 he was prepared to meet All of the terms of the lease agreement which Nicholson s had with the county including payment of All Back rent. The commissioners referred Shapiro to the Airport advisory Board but Kelly said a repeated requests a to meet with that group had been denied and that his client Felt the offer which he had to make must be brought before the commissioners for some Type of decision on Friday. Kelly and later Shapiro himself said not Only did kit intend to restart the commuter service but the downstate business had every intention of re opening the fuel farm restaurant and flight school within a matter of Days. However the fact that county attorney Mike Getty said the lease was no longer in effect and since bid proposals on the airports fixed based operations Are still being accepted by the Airport advisory Board until they Are formally unsealed on May 17, the commissioners expressed agreement in deciding to take no action on Shapiro a proposal. A not often do we not take Money when offered for rent a commission president Arthur Bond stated. A but in accepting the Money we May leave the impression that we Are restoring the lease. A on the advice we have been Given i think we Are bound by Legal counsel and the Airport authority s recommendations not to take any he added. Commissioner Ronald May said last week he would not vote for any Airport operations proposal until the May 17 meeting to listen to All reps requests for proposals submitted. A if you Are As interested in this Airport As much As you say you Are i d very much hate to see you leave Allegany county a May noted. A but i said i would Honor that May 17 Date before i d do regular business during the business portion of fridays commission meeting the three member Board took the follow ing actions a approved the Low bid of . Edwards amp company of continued on Page 8 Nicholson founder makes plea to commissioners by Butch Antolini times news writer Cumberland a Nicholson air services founder a d. Nicholson made a verbal plea to the Allegany county Board of commissioners on Friday to reconsider its thinking on How it is handling efforts to reestablish commuter service and fixed based operations at the greater Cumberland Airport. Nicholson who negotiated the original Deal which put his company in business at the regional Airport in Wiley Ford ., some 26 years ago. Said the county commission needed to give Montgomery county businessman Stanley Shapiro a offer a better look than they have. See related Story this Page. A we did not abandon the Airport a the elder Nicholson said. A i did the Best i could to keep that operation going. A the fact that i got swindled for four or five months by coastal Maine in t very pleasant but a lot of bigger companies like Beechraft had the same thing happen to said Nicholson Quot but we never abandoned the Nicholson said times had been very trying for him recently and talked about the april death of his son Dale. A my son spent his entire adult life at that Airport trying to make it a successful service and Industry which has generated Money for the local area a Nicholson added. A and we want to see that continued. A but i think you Are flirting very dangerously when you talk about bringing in another commuter airline Quot he continued. A none of the major companies will come in because the passenger loads wont guarantee them enough. Quot running an airline is a big proposition and without the flight school and entire fixed base operation we could have never made it. The airline never made a Nicholson stated saying that he truly Felt like Shapiro could handle the commuter and fixed base operations As a whole. Nicholson asked the commissioners to reconsider their decision to continue on with the rep it request for proposals process to seek out a fixed based operator. A i think this company will do a Job you can be proud of a Nicholson said a in a proud of what we did and i was trying to make sure the entire operation could be saved but i ran into some shaky people but i really think or. Shapiro can do the Job. A a we be been Here for 26 years and i think we be served the area Well Don t just up and throw us off the Airport until you see what this Man has to offer a he concluded. The commissioners thanked Nicholson for his time but took no other formal action pertaining to the Issue. Rep of me Tiki Coal on european tour by Patrick Gregg times news writer table Rock a representative of Garrett county a me Tiki Coal corporation is one of 19 members of the Maryland business Community to be included in a two week tour of Eastern Europe and the soviet Union which began Friday in an Effort to develop relationships Between Maryland and the governments and business leaders of the countries they will visit. Friendsville resident David Thomas manager environmental and governmental affairs me Tiki Coal corporation is a member of the Maryland group which will accompany gov. William Donald Schaefer and a state delegation of economic development transportation agriculture and univer sity officials to Austria Hungary Poland and the .s r. Through May 17. Gov. Schaefers schedule will include a meeting with polish Solidarity leaders an address to the polish parliament welcoming the Pride of Baltimore ii to Gdynia Poland and signing an agreement of Mutual cooperation with the soviet Union a was Eastern Europe and the soviet Union undergo dramatic political and economic changes we must do everything we can to help our Maryland firms compete a Schaefer said. A and having our business partners beside us in meetings with High level officials sends a message that in Maryland we Are serious about working together As a team to promote continued on Page 8 David Thomas on Ukropen trek tax differential for Cumberland to stay 13 cents by Klmle Scott y times news writer Cumberland a county officials indicated that the county tax differential granted the taxpayers of Cumberland will remain at 13 cents for the upcoming fiscal year despite the impression City officials had that the rate would increase at a meeting Between the county commissioners and the Cumberland mayor and City Council Friday Jerry Frantz the county a director of finance said that a the differential for the upcoming year will be 13 cents. The methodology for determining the rate is consistent w Ith other years. A the differential stems from Duplica Tive services offered by the county and City City residents pay a lesser county tax rate than do taxpayers living outside City limits. A we done to arbitrarily come up with these figures a stated county commissioner Arthur Bona. Quot it s a complicated Cumberland mayor George Wyckoff asserted continue Don pages voters in West Virginia go to polls on tuesday on inside pages almanac.4 Ann landers.4 Astro-graph.4 bridge.10 comics.10 crossword.10 deaths.5 or. Gott.4 editorial Page.9 local news.11-12 markets-buslness.6-7 scoreboard amp racing 16 sports.13-16 tween 12 a 20.4 want ads.17-20 by Mona Ridder times news writer Keyser w a. On tuesday West virginians will go the polls in the primary election to vote for candidates seeking Federal state and local offices. In Mineral county voters will make their choices on one of to ballots in the democratic and Republican nomination races for . Senate state attorney general 34th Delegate District state executive committee clerk of the circuit court clerk of the county commission Mineral county commission District delegates to the county executive committee and on a separate ballot for three members of the Mineral county Board of education. It is the Board of education race that has generated the most interest and controversy. In addition to the fact that the election will Likely change the majority composition of the five Meinberg panel voters May to confused As to How their at Large ballots could affect the outcome of the election As the result of two changes in the Law regarding the term of office for Board members and candidate eligibility. The first change to be considered is that which reduces Board members terms from six to four years. Two members presently serving will hold office until 1992 and 1994 while two elected tuesday will take office for four year terms to 1994 on july i and the third will fill an unexpired term to 1992 immediately following the posting of the official election results. Beginning in 1992, voters will elect two members every four Vears and in 1994 three members every four years. Also of the la candidates on the ballot vying for the three seats this year Only one candidate can be elected from districts i and and one from District 2 since according to the Law. Only two members May lie elected any one District of the candidates there Are three from each of those two districts and four from District 3, which could elect two Board members. One of the District 3 candidates is an incumbent currently filling the unexpired term but if he were to place first or second in the balloting he could be elected to a four year term As Only the first and second place winners will fill those vacancies unless they Are both from District i or 2. And the third place candidate will take the unexpired term in that event the next highest vote getter in one of the other districts would win. The possibilities Range from seating the three highest voter getters to seating the first highest fourth highest and seventh highest vote getters or any of several combinations in Between the candidates for the confusing inlaid race Are incumbent Rudy r Sites Cindy a Smith and David g Vanscoy from District i Gary e. Ack sr., Kermit b. Garretson and Mark Vav. Stewart from District 2 and Barbara Abe Randy Adams incumbent Nile a a bobs Chaney and Cletus e. Long from District 3. Chaney is currently serving the unexpired term while Sites is completing his second six year term in the partisan races the ballots Are determined by the magisterial districts and senatorial districts in which the voters live there is a different ballot listing the party executive committee nominees for each District and a different ballot for those voting in the 15th and 16th senatorial districts Sample ballots Are available at the Mineral county clerks office in the courthouse in Keyser voters also face some confusion in the 34th District House of delegates race to elect the two delegates who will represent Mineral and Grant counties. On the democratic Side Keyser residents Nathan Wasser continued on Page 8 de Klerk Mandela three Days of talks see Page 2

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