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Intelligencer (Newspaper) - April 6, 1990, Doylestown, Pennsylvania Donald takes seek children German parliament Holiday declares democracy treats entertainment e Friday april c edition weather partly Cloudy with rain. High 47-50. Saturday partly Cloudy and Breeze. High 43-45. Details. Page a 2. Vol. 1oo no. 82 199o Calkins newspapers inc. Doylestown to. For Home delivery Coll 345-3020 35 Navy eyes Warrington site for 200-unit development by Gwen h. Stockwell correspondent the Navy is considering Warrington As a possible site for a 200-unit military housing development. The property being considered is a 25.97-acre Par cel abutting Bradford dam in the Southern portion of the township. The privately owned tract off Bradford Road North of county line Road is now an Orchard. Neil Dougherty a realty specialist with the naval facilities engineering command in Philadelphia presented the proposal to planning commission members at their thursday night meeting. The units would provide badly needed housing for families of naval personnel stationed at the Wil Low Grove naval air station in Horsham and the naval air development Center in Warminster. Naval housing developments currently serving the two facilities the 199-unit Shenandoah Woods in Warminster eight officers quarters on Jacksonville Road and a handful of officers quarters at the Willow Grove station Are filled to capacity. There is a waiting list for vacancies. The Navy has also looked at a site in Warminster owned by Christ s Home. That land is located at the intersections of Street and Norristown roads. Emphasizing that he was not there to ask any thing of the planning Board but to impart information and get some sense of the Dougherty outlined How the Navy s new 801 hous ing program works. In the 801 program the Navy advertises for land fitting its specifications. Once located it is investigated in detail by environmental consultants before a nationwide search is begun for a Developer who will Purchase the land and construct the project according to local and government codes. The Navy then leases the project Back from the Developer maintaining the units and paying All utilities. A major aspect of the plan is that since the hous ing remains the property of the Developer and not the military the tax base stays within the Community. Planning commission members while sympathetic to the Navy s plans questioned the Choice of site. Vice chairman Fraser Wall said Access to the property off narrow residential Bradford Road is poor and in need of much improvement. He said the tract currently zoned planned residential development is in the process of being re zoned to permit a density of about two units per acre. The Navy s plans to build eight to 20 units per acre would need an exception from the present pro zoning said Wall. I am sympathetic to the said Wall. It Navy housing is not an impossibility chairman Douglas g. Thomas was in agreement with Wall stating there Are other areas in the commission member John a. Abom saying he believed the area in question was the prettiest site in All of expressed his interest in seeing the county Purchase the land for use As a Park. Commission member Frederick Achenbach suggested that Dougherty look at a piece of land near the air base bordered by Keith Valley Kansas and county line roads that he had seen for Sale. I be always wondered Why the Navy did t con Sider that said Achenbach. Doughery replied that the land had not been brought to his attention. Japan . Agree on Trade Washington . And japanese negotiators on thursday announced completion of an unprecedented agreement pledging to reduce Trade frictions by making b Road based reforms in the economies of both coun tries. The agreement reached after four Days of Marathon discus Sions set Forth a Complex set of proposals aimed at lowering America s huge billion deficit with Japan by attacking structural barriers to Trade. Under Secretary of state Rich Ard Mccormack the Leader of the . Negotiating team said the talks had produced substantive Progress in resolving Trade differences Between the two eco nomic superpowers. A White House statement praised the agreement As an important Way station along the Road leading to a strengthened .-Japan in Tokyo japanese prime min ister Toshiki Kaifu said carrying out some of the deep economic reforms promised in the talks could be painful but in the end would improve the lives of the japanese. Speaking at a news conference Kaifu called the reforms a duty that Japan must discharge As a responsible member of the inter National i ask for the understanding and cooperation of the people of my Kaifu said. The talks were unprecedented in their scope because they aimed not at boosting sales for specific foreign products but at correcting Broad barriers to Trade in both countries. For the first time representatives of Sovereign states Drew up detailed lists of the economic in the other nation and demanded changes. Japanese critics of the Effort complained that the United states was trying to scrap cent nes of japanese tradition and re see . On Page a 12 will Swap students no pictures a chinese police officer puts his hand Over the Lens of a television camera operated by a Crew from a West German television network stopping them from filming official rallies in Bei Jing s Tiana men Square on thursday a traditional Day of mourning. Story on Page a11. A photo in Plumstead politicos line up against Quarry Bush Gorbachev Summit set nuclear arms treaty could emerge soviets accept unified Germany Washington a presi Dent Bush and soviet president Mikhail s. Gorbachev will meet for a superpower Summit in the United states beginning May 30, . And soviet officials said thursday As the two sides broke new ground on Germany and on the Middle East. Accepting the principle of unifying East and West Germany the soviets edged away from their demand that the merged country be neutralized . And soviet officials reported at the end of a Long Day of bargaining on Tough regional issues. And in another potential breakthrough the soviets said Delval polish College form study Exchange by Dona m. Amici staff writer seeds sown Long before East Ern Europe was swept with Polit ical change Are about to Bear fruit. Representatives of Delaware Valley College the University of Florida and the Poznan agricultural University of Poznan Poland will meet tonight at the pol ish embassy in Washington d.c., to sign a student Exchange agreement. Delval students will study at Poznan for six weeks while the polish school will Send its Stu dents to Delval and the University of Florida for six months. The trip to Washington culminates a 10-Day visit by three faculty members and two students from Poznan agricultural University. We Are very Happy to be Here to sign such an said or. Jerzy Pudelko chairman of Poznan s agronomy department. It is the beginning of develop ment bet Veen our two Pudelko was joined at the press conference thursday by Poznan s president or. Wlodzimierz w. Fiszer and English pro Fessor Zbigniew Sinatala. Also there were Delval professors or. John r. Plummer chair Man of the Dairy science depart ment and Richard c. Ziemer chairman of the Liberal arts department and Brian Bailey a 1970 Deival graduate. The Trio visited Poland last year and Baily has worked closely with the University of Florida to bring about the agreement. The polish visitors presented Delval with an appreciation med Al. Fiszer said it was Only the 17th medal Given to an institution in his school s 71-year history see schools on Page a 4 see related Story on a 11. They would consider restoring diplomatic relations with Israel and permitting the direct flight of jews to Tel Aviv if they had assurances the refugees would not be settled on the West Bank and in East Jerusalem. Earlier White House spokes Man Marlin Fitzwater said sever Al major agreements could emerge at the Summit including a Long sought strategic arms reduction treaty to limit Long Range nuclear weapons. But Bush said merely that the Summit would provide time for Jablie the soviet govern ment appears to be re building the Iron curtain. Around Lithuania presi Dent Mikhail Gorbachev May be lifting the curtain Ever so slightly on the me Dia. This week Gorbachev s a lot of dialogue and a lot of Dis officials on both sides acknowledged that in the More than seven weeks remaining it would be difficult to forge agree ments across the Board of . Soviet relations. Fitzwater said the Summit Bush s second meeting As presi Dent with the soviet Leader would be a Tough love encounter with the crisis in Lithuania a Central topic. Bush and Gorbachev last met Early in december in a storm tossed shipboard Summit at the Mediterranean Island of Malta. New break by Robert Benincasa staff writer . Rep. Peter h. Kostmayer d-8, called for Federal govern ment action against the proposed Miller son paving inc. Quarry in Plumstead township before a standing room Only crowd of about 225 area residents thurs Day night. I believe that this is a matter in which the United states government should intervene and intervene very strongly on behalf of the people who live Here against this proposed said Kostmayer who serves on the House Interior committee. The environmental Protection Agency he said should move to protect wetlands on the property 150 acres on Point pleasant Pike near Gardenville. Kostmayer accounted for one of four Levels of elected officials who teamed up with area Resi dents in a Multi pronged assault on the proposal before an inde pendent hearing examiner who will report to the state depart ment of environmental re sources. Der will then act on a required quarrying permit application filed by the company. State sen. James a. Green Wood r-10, state rep. David heckler r-143, and Bucks county commissioner Mark Schwei Ker All went on the Der record against the project. Greenwood said he will Intro legislation next week that will bar Der from considering such permit applications unless they Are consistent with local zoning regulations. The project is at Odds with cur rent township zoning. For the past two years Miller son has been challenging zoning Laws on curative amendment grounds which claim that the Laws Are discriminatory because they do not allow quarries. Much criticism thursday concerned potential groundwater Impact water table damage from blasting and mining on thou Koy held Bis first press briefing. To not a Fitzwater pm pro claimed the press re f erring to White House press Secretary Marlin fitzwaters Fitzwater Eti Jeanw Hile jokingly offered Hie Awn theory about Why Gorbachev named a presiden Tia press Secretary. I can Only assume that Gorbachev took a look at my performance and said i must have one of those get me a at movies a is could John Waters known Lor such bizarre films As and female be swimming into the mainstream cry baby indicates lie May be close to Shore but the undertow is still dangerous. Lou Gaul s re Best bets on to the Sisters in the new comedy intervene when Bonnie leases Cliff tree show stars Laverne Anderson and Dana hoi Channel 10 at tonight great performances assembles a East of stars for a production of look for meryl Streep Swo Osie Kurtz 381 Eskenberry and Alma Cuervo in a tale about a group of women getting together seven years after from mount Holyoke bl-6 detailed Index on Page a 2. Sands of planned and existing Homes in Buckingham and Plumstead which rely on Wells. Also mentioned were noise dust and Structure damage from blast ing. An unexpected twist was a revelation by the Plumstead town ship civic association a Quarry opponent that the group will at tempt to place the Quarry tract see elected on Page a 4 Adams hearing opens by Mary Mclnerney Calkins newspapers county employees testified thursday that their Boss sus Pended consumer Protection director Peggy h. Adams instructed them to care for her dogs and to run errands to the county opera society for her. The employees from the con Sumer and measures office also reported that Adams had them drive her places while she performed per Sonal tasks. It was general said Robert e. Moore Adams super visor and executive director of the planning commission de scribing the testimony by the unidentified employees. The hearing on allegations of misconduct by Adams lasted five hours and will continue today. Adams requested Early yesterday that the hearing be to the Public but no notice was Given so that the Public could attend. The county commissioners supervised the hearing and Are re see county on Page a 4 coming sunday while America s women warriors feel they should be made full partners if the armed forces there Are those who argue thai women simply cannot fight As Well As men. Sports with the major league baseball season set to open monday team by team previews help the season move into full swing. Emphasis times have changed in the old High school shop class which used to be Gritty with saw dust and noisy with Ham Mering these Days Many schools Call it technology education and the sound produced in class is most Likely the Click of Erkess

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