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DuBois Courier Express (Newspaper) - February 2, 1983, DuBois, Pennsylvania The weather i a extended forecast showers tonight Low in m la i. Mil m it a considerable cloudiness the mid 30s. A few showers m i i m w we v la Over the thursday changing to Snow m i i i of i i i i i i or la my Iii it Thi weekend. Quite cold during flurries High in the upper i i m m my Quot the period lows 515 and 30s, but cooler by afternoon. W m m highs in the 20s to Low 30s each the courier express Helf yourself the Clearfield Jefferson mental health clinic conducts a self help program for drug and alcohol abusers. A description of their duties. Page 5. Dreams former residents Bill and Jean Radaker have fulfilled their lifelong to. Winners Victory was on tap for several Scholastic teams last night with Dubois Central picking up a basketball win and Brockway a wrestling Triumph. The Brookville wrestlers split in a triangular and lost a basketball game. This and More 17 19. Ann landers.7 Book bridge.3 classified. 26 27 chronology.3 comics.24 or. Lamb.22 fire Wise .12 heartline.13 hospitals.7 lifestyles.8 7 opinion.4 Polly s pointers.5 police fire.14 sports.17-19 stocks.14 tween 12 amp 20.9 amp 21 Yola nolan.20 Dally lottery�?051 no obituaries reported today vol. 164 a no. 27_the courier express Dubois a. 15881 serving Clearfield Jefferson and Elk county area wednesday february 1,1983_28 pages 25 cents More violence Mars trucker strike nickers in incidents by United press internal Ca several More incidents of violence were reported throughout Pennsylvania Early today As the nationwide strike by Independent truckers moved into its third Day. State police said five trucks were shot at four Miles East of the Allegheny Tunnel on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Somerset county Early today. Troopers Sai Brockway the shots damaged the radiators and tires of the rigs. However no one was reported injured. State police in Washington pa., said someone dropped a Rock on a truck from an overhead Bridge just West of Washington denting the front fender of the truck. Police also said someone in a Black car fired several shots at a truck parked in a parking lot East of Washington. Again there were no injuries. Many other incidents we re a reported throughout the state including smashed windshields and slashed tires. Thus far Only one person has been seriously injured in the incidents. Melissa Sarsfield 14, of Coraopolis Allegheny county was hit in the head monday by a Brick that went through the Windshield of her fathers car. State police said the Brick had been thrown from an continued on Page 14, column 2 strikers. About 200 Independent truck Drivers gathered at new Stanton last evening to protest High fees and regulation. Quot the worst thing that Ever happened was deregulation and you Guys Are behind it too percent a yelled one trucker at Ita officials. The truckers remark was met with applause and chants of Quot re regulations from the other truckers seen Here. Up Jefferson county ready for truck strike problems Brookville Richard Stover director of the county emergency management service told the county commissioners tuesday that All preparations have been made by that unit to meet any Adverse situations that May occur due to the Independent truckers strike. No forecast of possible disruptions can be made at this Point he said but All county municipalities Are being kept aware of the situation and a list of All emergency supplies is ready for use. The office is in constant Contact with the area Headquarters unit in Indiana. A. The Summerville Volunteer fire company relayed a request to utilize the county control communication unit to improve dispatching needs for emergency Calls. Commissioners will Check the availability to the service prior to approving the request. It would require no Long distance Calls. The Nort Central planning and redevelopment commission in Ridgway advised that the . Postal department has a project review underway for the location of a Post office at Hamilton. The 666 Square foot office would be located on the main Street and would replace the present facility. The commissioners were also notified that state senator Stapleton would open a Branch office at 101 Findley St. In Punxsutawney on feb. 4 at 2 . Visitors Are Welcome. John Esposito and Robert Black of the county housing authority were present to inquire about the appointment of another member to the authority. They were advised that several possible appointees Are being considered and that the Post would soon be filled. A letter of thanks was presented from the american red Cross chapter in Punxsutawney thanking county officials for granting a rent reimbursement for the quarters occupied by the unit. Other groups using the facilities Are the county Veteran officer the . Group and other Community services. Moving to the prepared Agenda the following persons were appointed to the Jefferson county Agency on aging advisory Council for 1983 As Center representatives Brockway Phyllis and Robert Denoon Corsica and Summerville Pauline Ishman and Joe Simpson Sykesville Walter Wilson Reynoldsville Mary Adams and Eva Biggie Brookville Agnes Kirkman Corsica. Blaine Monrean Punxsutawney Sam Curry and Frank Koza for the general Public Paula newcomer dist. Mgr., department of health and human services in Dubois and Arthur Linhart of Rochester Mills frail continued on Page 14, column i state police in Shippenville reported two incidents which they determined As possibly connected with the Independent truckers strike. At 12 25 . Yesterday Donald Brewer of Brockway was driving his tractor trailer North on route 66, one mile North of interstate 80 near exit 8, when someone in a yellow pickup truck pointed a Rifle or Shotgun at him telling him by cd radio to get the vehicle off the Road. Also police reported the right door window of a truck owned by lease Way transportation of Warren was smashed by an unknown object resulting in Hoo damage. The incident occurred As the truck was parked at the Perkins restaurant North of exit 9 in Clarion yesterday shortly after 7 . Another Brockway Man is the victim of an incident believed to be connected to the strike Kane based state police reported. Police said Norman Leroy Mckay 44, of 949 fourth ave., Brockway was operating a truck northbound on route 219, one mile South of Lantz Corners yesterday at 9 05 ., when a southbound vehicle crossed the Center line of the Highway. The occupants of the unidentified vehicle then threw two bricks or stones smashing the Windshield of the truck resulting in $200 damage. Mckay was not injured in the incident the southbound vehicle is believed to be a red Ford Torino. A similar incident occurred on route 219 two Miles South of Lewis run yesterday at 3 25 ., state police in Kane said. Ronald v. Defigaugh 41, of Duncansville re 2, was southbound on route 219, and As a northbound pickup truck passed him an occupant of the pickup threw a Large hard object into the Grill of the Semi trailer owned by Butler trucking co., of Woodland. Damage was estimated at $500. Kane based state police said their area has been fortunate As there have been no injuries resulting from these incidents. Violence. Earl Parson looks Over the truck he was driving on monday on Ohio route 23 when the Windshield was hit by a Brick thrown from a slow moving car on an overpass. The incident was one of the first related to the Independent truckers strike. Up Clearfield Ida re elects officers by Betty Hamilton Clearfield the Clearfield county municipal and Industrial development authorities held organizational meetings yesterday electing the same slate of officers for both bodies. The officers Are Stanley Crum Clearfield chairman William Cinter Brisbin vice chairman Robert Watson. Clearfield Secretary and treasurer and Frank Reed Clearfield assistant Secretary and treasurer. The municipal authority is comprised of the same membership As the Industrial development authority and its main purpose is to condemn by eminent Domain properties earmarked for Industrial development. In addition to electing officers it met briefly yesterday to re convey to the new Enterprise Stone amp mine company inc. 55 acres of land which it had condemned a few years ago. The property is located in the Wolf run area in Lawrence township and was designated As a part of the proposed Industrial Park. Chairman Crum noted yesterday that the Industrial Park has never materialized and even if it should at some future Date this particular piece of property would not be included in it. Since the authority had never taken Possession of the property or made any payment on it a Resolution was adopted unanimously conveying it to its former owner. Meeting As the Industrial development authority the members approved an $80,000 loan to be made to Way office products inc. Of Dubois through a local Bank the Money will be used for equipment for the firms 19,000 Square foot building being constructed in the Dubois Industrial Park. The building itself is to be financed by a $300,000 loan from the Pennsylvania Industrial development authority. During the meeting William Ginter was welcomed As a new member and approval was Given to the awarding of a certificate of appreciation to Margaret master who recently resigned from the authority. New papal plot is uncovered Milan Italy up italian authorities uncovered a new at tempt to assassinate Pope John Paul ii arresting a turkish citizen on charges he plotted to shoot the Pope during his scheduled visit to Milan in May police said today. Police identified the Turk As Mustafa Savak. They released no details immediately on Savak his arrest or the alleged assassination plot. Italian police already Are holding two turks and a bulgarian on charges they conspired with turkish gunman Mehmet a Ages to assassinate the Pope in a shooting at Rome s St. Peter s Square on May 13, 1981. . And Itaman news reports some of which have been confirmed by Itaman authorities have claimed Ages was part of an elaborate International plot involving the bulgarian secret Pouce and the soviet Kob to Kul the Pope. Bulgarian and the soviet Union have repeatedly denied the charge calling the reports Quot absurd inventions Quot with Quot All the attributes of a cheap detective the state run Itaman radio said that Savak was arrested at rho near Muan after an informant told police the Turk had contacted a several people to organize an attempt on the Pope s life. There was no indication who provided the information to Pouce that led to Savak s arrest. There was no immediate indication if there was any connection Between Savak and Aga. The Vatican had announced last month that the Pope would travel to Muan in May As part of his continuing travels to a parts of Italy. The arrest Marks the third time John Paul has been targeted for assassination. On May 12. 1982, a renegade priest wielding a Bayonet lunged at him at the portuguese shrine of Fatima where John Paul went to Pray for thanks for his recovery from three Bullet wounds suffered in the St. Peters Square shooting Aga "24, was convicted in Rome in july 1981 of shooting the Pope with a 9mm Browning pistol and sentenced to life at a top Security jail near Ascot Piceno in East Central Italy. Phil says Winter is Over its Over. Punxsutawney Phil tells groundhog club president James Means that Winter is Over because he did not see his Shadow. Up Union negotiation comments say Kunselman president of the striking machinists Union of Dubois Rota Plant told the courier express that mondays negotiations with Federal mediators resulted in definite movement toward settlement. A it was not to Tauy made substantial Effort to bring about a settlement Quot she reported. Kunselman said the Union brought up a proposal to company representatives through the mediators but there was no response from the company. She noted that the Plant representatives apparently must speak with another company official who is currently out of town before responding. She reported that the Union is optimistic that their proposals were not rejected and that Rota has not rejected the idea of further talks. By Mark Stultz Punxsutawney a. Upu Spring is just around the Corner if you believe Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog who every feb. 2 emerges from his Winter hideaway to become the nation s Premier weather soothsayer. Phil emerged at 7 29 . Today from his ice crusted Burrow to the cheers and applause of a couple Hundred curiosity seekers. He did not see his Shadow meaning there Are less than six weeks left in Winter. It was Only about the fifth time in 30 years that the furry and fearless prognosticator predicted the Early end to Winter and members of the Punxsutawney groundhog club say he s never wrong. Philos prediction this year was delivered in a downpour to the onlookers Many of whom began arriving As Early As 2 30 . To get the word on Winter. Included in the crowd were Many sign carrying students from nearby Indiana University of Pennsylvania. For the past 96 years according to legend Phil has peeked from his snug Home on feb. 2, groundhog Day to Tell top hatted club members whether Winters end is at hand. The Good word was relayed to the nation by club officials at gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney a Hamlet of 7,000 residents some 85 Miles Northeast of Pittsburgh. This year Phil gave his message to a new club president James Means because the former president retired and moved to Florida apparently fed up with philos normally gloomy prognostications. Quot i asked him first for his prediction Quot Means said at the club s annual breakfast after Phil s appearance. A the first says Quot so Koplien a Good morning to All. I get Down to him and he mumbles a few words but that a a secret Between Phil and Means a construction worker who was philos handler for about to years before becoming club president said he was not surprised by the prediction. A i just had a Hunch that was the Way it was going to be Quot said Means who held Phil High above his head after the prediction was made. Philos forecast Means said will be read in Congress today and entered into the congressional record. Means said to or 12 club chapters nationwide comprised of former Punxsutawney residents will hold their own celebrations today

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