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Cumberland Times News (Newspaper) - May 11, 1990, Cumberland, Maryland Candidates for mayor and City Council speak to election issues. See Page 4 Latvia Estonia and Lithuania strengthen their Solidarity with plans to bypass Moscow on agricultural matters. See local Page costs for construction at the City a two dams May reach $5.5 million. See local Page Cumberland times news vol. 52-no. Ill Cumberland Maryland Friday May la 1990 35 cents cleanup begins in fire ravaged Lonaconing the weather partly Cloudy Breezy and Cool Friday and Friday night. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s. Lows 45-50. Wrap up on Page 2 meets Mitterrand Paris a fax. De Klerk promised fast paced reforms and lobbied for an end to sanctions thursday As he became the first South african Leader since 1947 to be received at Frances presidential Palace. After an hour Long meeting with president Francois Mitterrand de Klerk said France was prepared to discuss with its european partners easing sanctions inst South Africa because political changes there. Release planned Beijing a China announced thursday it had released 211 jailed pro democracy protesters including several prominent academics in a move that appeared timed to Sheaff Lipf possible . Trade sanctions. All signed petitions or otherwise showed support for the democratic reforms demanded last Spring by hundreds of thousands of protesters in Beijing and other cities. The protests ended in june when the army opened fire on the demonstrators. Germans protest East Berlin a tens of thousands of East German workers put Down their tools closed classrooms and blocked Borders thursday to demand Protection from the High unemployment that is expected to be the Price of German unification. Decision put off Geneva a the world health organization indefinitely postponed a decision on whether to admit the plots state of Palestine As a full voting member thus averting the threat of a withdrawal of . Funds by John d. Smith times news writer Lonaconing state work Crews removed charred debris thursday from the main Street area of Lonaconing just one Day after a major fire wiped out an entire City Block. Four families were left homeless and six businesses destroyed by the fire which officials continued to probe thursday afternoon. More than 200 Volunteer firefighters from three counties fought the Blaze which lit up the nighttime sky for several Miles. State fire marshals office investigators Guy Carola and James Martin returned to the scene to review fire remains and interview victims and firefighters. A a we Haven to been Able to pinpoint the exact Point of origin a said Deputy chief state fire marshal Robert b. Thomas jr., director of Public affairs unit. A we have found no suspicious circumstances at the fire scene thus investigators continued to in Spect debris where the former new creations variety shop was situated. The fire was believed to have started in or around the business located at 36 main Street. Carola said Pat Sci the stores renter left the shop at about 8 . Wednesday evening and reported nothing suspicious. A we have a couple of leads which we re going to follow up a on Friday Carola said. Debris was trucked from the site by state Highway administration and department of natural resources Crews to an abandoned mine site. The fire site is being filled with tons of dirt in order to raise it to Street level officials said. The Allegany county chapter of the american red Cross is asking for monetary donations furniture and affordable housing for the four homeless families. The victims include Raymond Taylor and Barbara Smiley Jill Lemay and her six week old child Debbie Bonner and Alisa Broy. Items requested Are tables chairs sofas and bedding according to Ruth Miller coordinator of emergency services for the local red Cross chapter. A your big need right now is affordable housing a Miller said. A the Community has been great in donating different things in the donations should be sent to the american red Cross Lonaconing fire Relief 400 Cumberland Street Cumberland my. 21502. For More information Call 301-722-1760. Candidate forum to be aired tonight Sci Cablevision of Maryland inc. Will rebroadcast the Cumberland mayor and City Council candidates forum today beginning at 6 30 . On Channel 14. The forum sponsored by the greater Cumberland Jaycees and a Csc radio was held wednesday evening at Allegany Community College. Sci broadcast the event live wednesday. According to Bob Hidey local origination programming director for the Cable system Sci decided to rebroadcast the forum this evening As a Public service to Cumberland voters. The forum will run from 6 30 to 8 . And will be unedited. As a convenience to viewers Sci will have the questions in printed form across the Bottom of the television screen. The two mayoral candidates incumbent George Wyckoff and Harry Stern and the four Council candidates incumbents Floyd Pete Elliot and Harvey May and challengers Joseph Freno and Robert Lewis All participated in the forum. Cleanup under Way a work Crews hauled away truckloads of charred debris thursday from the main Street of Lonaconing where fire levelled six buildings Early wednes Day. Fire officials continued to investigate the cause of the Blaze which left four families homeless and caused damages in excess of $200,000. Times rns Steve Hittner examiner supports supervisor ruling . Mayor facing six new counts by Mahy Loi is Young times news writer Cumberland a state hearing examiner has recommended affirming a local ruling upholding appointments to consolidates supervisory positions in the Allegany county school system. In a reorganization plan three supervisory positions w Ere abolished in june 1989. The affected supervisors were Rebecca m Millar William j. Aumiller and Charles e Lattimer each applied for at least one of the new combined supervisory positions. Although it was a a undisputed that All were today s chuckle sweater makers Are a tight knit group. A los Angeles times Syndicate hot item be. Electrons stove is Owrang oven sin Washington a Federal prosecutors widened the criminal Case against mayor Marion Barry on thursday obtaining a new indictment that charges him with six additional Misdemeanour drug crimes. Foj qualified none of the three was the Broad new charges add appointed and All were used to a three felony five w in signed As classroom teachers Misdemeanour indictment re p h for the 1990 fiscal year. Mrs turned by the same grand jury i a Millar announced retirement in february allege that Barry \ v plans recently. A possessed cocaine and crack in 1 in w 1 i so the local school Board con m2l in embattled a diet Rel of Columbia mayor Marion tends that lire superintendent Barry it right shown with an unidentified companion leaves a had the discretion to select Leal i i re a Quot Quot a residence thursday after conferring with constituents. Federal fennel he though Best qual prosecutors have widened their criminal Case with a new in died for the new positions business establishments and indictment against him. the hearing examiner. Ians boats r Hochhauser. Recommended such drug activity took place r Kenneth Munda barrys the next two weeks. Approval of the school Board s in the nations capital and other attorney complained that the barrys mayoral term ends motion for summary affair locations both inside and out charges should not have been this year and he has not yet said Mance of its position. That to Side the United states said the lodged so close to the june 4 whether he w ill seek re elec Tion was filed in december 1989. Indictment which did not name scheduled Start of the mayor s Tion. However he has been two weeks after the three any of the people with whom trial but he predicted that the touring the City and speaking to former supervisors appealed Barry is accused of using trial Date would not be a wide array of Community the local boards ruling to the drugs. Postponed. Groups in Campaign style a Maryland state Board of Edu Barry refused to comment on in a statement . Attorney pea Rances cation his Legal status but said his Jay b. Stephens spoke of the the earlier eight charges in the motion was argued and new Legal troubles will not of Barry investigation As a Congo elude three felony counts of additional evidence was pres fact his ability to govern. Ing a and a source familiar with perjury. If he were convicted of enter on March 9 before is. A a in a not looking for votes a the Effort said the grand jury a felony he would be barred Hochhauser. Recently she re Barry said during an appear will continue hearing evidence. From holding office or running commended granting the Ance at a senior citizen s Cen the source who spoke Only for re election w Ith the except boards motion Ter. A a in a just being an elected on condition of anonymity said Tion that he could do so while the state Board will hear i a official trying to do my Job and Barry Campaign manager appealing arguments at its next meeting in inside pages trying to make sure the gov Anita Bonds is expected to the new charges Are to be on May 22 in Baltimore eminent goes to the testify before the panel w within continue Don Page la decision is expected Early in a a family leave Bill passed by House comics.2� j a Quot Washington apr the the vote while a Victory for Tain future in the Senate. A similar Bill More than a year cipher .36 House voted thursday to re its bipartisan supporters was Alixe Glen a Deputy White ago but sponsors have yet to p. .23 quire employers to give work Well Short of what would be House press Secretary called schedule floor action deaths. Ers up t0 ree months unpaid needed to override a presi the House vote a pretty close none was expected before or. Gott. Leave for family emergencies Denti Alveto. And said president Bush was memorial Day editorial pages.10-11 ignoring a threatened veto and though the Bill had the Back holding fast to his position. The measure w Ould require polly.13 opponents who said the Bill ing of the House democratic a the fully supports and in business and government pm living 12 would help Only a a Yuppie leadership 54 democrats sided courage flexible family leave players to provide workers with i i n .19-20 23 workers who can afford to forgo with business groups that of policies by All employers but up to 12 weeks of unpaid medi local news. Paychecks. Posed the Bill. Thirty nine re feels that should not be dictated Cal leave or leave for the care markets-business.2b the House voted 237-187 to publicans supported the Bill. By a Washington mandate a she of a new child or ill child scoreboard amp racing.31 approve the family and medical the Bill is strongly opposed said. Parent or spouse. Sports.28-31 leave act and Send it to the by the Bush administration and the Senate labor and human it exempts businesses with state news.3 Senate. Faces a contentious and Uncer resources committee approved fewer than 50 workers Tri state news.25or. Wallace.13 want ads.32-35 sold it Day. Classified ads work Call 722-4604 june. Or. Harold j. Winstanley superintendent of schools recommended the reorganization because the county commissioners advised the school Board to reduce its 1989-90 budget for administration by $247,000. The three supervisors were invited to apply for any of the seven new positions for which they were qualified mrs. Millar applied for one of the two new positions As supervisor of elementary education Aumiller applied for the position of supervisor of music Art and Media and Lattimer sought the position of supervisor of science and physical education. The three appealed the superintendent s decision to the county school Board on oct. 3, 1989 they said that the Reorg continued on Page l l rep. Byron my. Leader in junkets Hagerstown. My. A rep. Beverly b Byron spent More than a month overseas last year visiting 14 countries on taxpayer funded trips a Survey found Byron was easily the Leader in the number of foreign junkets among Maryland s eight member delegation to the House of representatives according to the House travel study conducted by Roll Call report Syndicate an Independent reporting service based in Washington. Richard cd Thomas a spokesman for the service said the organization takes no position on whether the trips were necessary. He said the news service Only compiles the numbers for Public inspection Byron a member of the House armed services committee. Told the Hagerstown morning Herald that her position As chairwoman of the military personnel and compensation subcommittee often re quires her to visit overseas . Bases and meet with foreign military leaders Byron a Democrat made continued on Page 14 Ferrell murder Case before . Supreme court see Page 23

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