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DuBois Courier Express (Newspaper) - May 15, 1986, DuBois, Pennsylvania I fhe courier tax vol. 107 a no. 115 the courier express dub Ola a. 15801 serving Clearfield Jefferson and Elk county thursday May 15, 1986 28pages 25 cents shadows of cat indictments Issue in race for governor election profiles 86 by Thom Cole Harrisburg a. Up the indictments of Republican state treasurer r. Budd Dwyer and former cop state committee chairman Robert Asher quickly surfaced As an Issue in the governors race. A Day after the indictments democratic gubernatorial hopeful Bob Casey said wednesday that the republicans will a have to answer Quot for the charges against Dwyer and Asher. Edward Rendell Casey s chief opponent in tuesdays primary election said the gop can no longer claim Quot eight years of clean As a whistle unsullied it. Gov. William Scranton Iii who is unopposed for the Republican gubernatorial nomination moved to distance himself from Asher and Dwyer and downplayed the potential damage to his Campaign. Dwyer and Asher were indicted by a Federal grand jury on 12 counts each in an influence buying scandal. Asher also served As chairman of cop gov. Dick Thornburgh a 1982 re election Campaign. Five people including a local Republican party official have been convicted in the scandal. A sixth was charged but found innocent. Dwyer. 46. And Asher 48. Have denied wrongdoing. Thornburgh a former Federal prosecutor and Scranton were elected in 1978 on an ant corruption platform after eight years of a scandal tainted democratic administration. After the indictments Scranton moved to separate himself from Dwyer and Asher noting that neither Man is an administration official. The treasurers Post is an elective office. The gubernatorial candidate also said that pending Resolution of the charges Dwyer should step Down and that Asher should give up his Job As chairman of the Montgomery county Republican party in suburban Philadelphia. Scranton a Campaign manager Rick Robb noted that Asher resigned in february As head of the Republican state committee after opposing Scranton a candidacy for governor. A do not feel it the scandal is going to Impact this Campaign directly a Robb said. Quot it is certainly not like the watergate scandal in the Republican administration of president Nixon triggered significant cop losses in Congress in the 1970s and helped propel Jimmy Carter into the White House in 1980. A the republicans have a lot of explaining to do a Casey said. Quot have to answer for Der says radiation Ives falling in state Harrisburg a. Up the amount of radioactive iodine in the ate air continues to decline the department of environmental resources said wednesday. The department has run air tests since the chernobyl nuclear Plant Accident in the soviet Union. The radiation is not considered to be a threat to Public health. Tests taken in Harrisburg detected the iodine at a level a quite a bit lower than before although All the readings have been fairly minute a Der spokesman Dave Mashek said. Mashek said the amount of contamination should continue to decline. A because of our distance from the Plant it is Likely the readings will be in a flux. But they should stay rather Low Quot he said. Mashek said Der also is testing More milk samples from Harrisburg and Pittsburgh. Tests of milk tuesday showed harmless traces of radioactive iodine. By g. Luther Whitington Moscow up the american surgeon treating victims of the chernobyl nuclear disaster said today that some patients had suffered irreversible damage and further deaths were or. Robert Gale an expert in Bone marrow transplants for radiation victims told a news conference that the total number of those affected could also Rise substantially depending Quot on further calculations of radiation soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev ending More than 18 Days of silence on the Accident said in a 26 minute televised speech wednesday night that nine people had died and 292 were hospitalized. Gale said Only 19 of 35 people suffering High radiation exposure were Given Bone marrow transplants because the others had Quot irreversible damage to other organs Quot including the liver lungs stomach and intestines. He said 28 of the 35 were still alive but added a know additional deaths Are All the victims he knew of were in Moscow hospitals. He said it would take Quot Many months Quot to evaluate the Success of the treatment and years to evaluate the full consequences of the nuclear Accident. Gale a los Angeles physician who was sent through a continued on Page 15, col. 2 tragedy on mount Hood a search and Rescue team dogs and handlers from Seattle arrive at mount Hood Ore., to Aid in the search for eight Mountain climbers who became lost during a up three teen climbers die in whiteout on mount Hood others still missing by Barney Lerten Timberline Lodge Ore. Up Hopes dimmed for eight climbers missing on mount Hood after doctors failed to revive three of their nearly Frozen companions and a heat seeking helicopter searched the snowy slopes without Success. Officials said search teams assembled Early today to resume looking for the six teenagers and two teachers from the Oregon episcopal school in Portland who were trapped on the 11,239-foot dormant Volcano monday by a Blin Ding snowstorm and sought shelter by digging a Snow Cave. Two participants in the school survival Outing hiked Down the Mountain and survived. Clearing weather and directions from the survivors wednesday enabled searchers to find three climbers All teenagers who later died at a Portland Hospital while doctors tried to thaw their bodies. Clackamas county sheriffs it. Don vicars said the missing climbers were dressed warmly and had Basic survival gear. But it was believed they had run out of food and sear Chers were discouraged that the hikers failed to emerge from the Snow Cave Hen the weather cleared. Quot they should have punched their Way out. That s everybody a opinion a vicars said. A the big question is Why they the search parties found two girls and a boy nearly lifeless a wednesday near the 8.000-foot level of the Mountain. 50 Miles East of Portland. Before darkness and freezing temperatures halted the ground search More than too peo pie on Snow machines and skis poked through the Snow with poles. They were joined by dogs trained to sniff for Avalanche victims. Helicopters scanned the Mountain and one equipped with infrared cameras continued searching after dark. One possible warm spot was located but a search found no clues. A Over the years be had. Have people hike out two. Three Days later Quot sgt. Rich harder chief of the air Force Rescue Quad said today on abcs Quot Good morning. a re just hoping they Are Down in the treeline and re hoping can run into them. Two members of the climbing party guide Ralph Summers and student Molly Schula 17, hiked Down the Mountain tuesday. Quot the reports that were getting from Summers and Schula were that a lot of people in the Snow Cave were hypothermic and shivering and these were the two strongest people a he continued on Page 15, col. 4 . Destroyer warns iranian vessel away from american merchant ship by Richard c. Gross Washington up a . Navy destroyer warned off an iranian warship As it approached an american merchant vessel in the Gulf of Oman the Pentagon says a the first such incident Between the two navies. The 310-foot iranian frigate and the spruance class destroyer David r. Ray came within six Miles of each other but confined exchanges to radio messages that Pentagon sources described wednesday As both Quot tense and no shots were fired in the tues Day incident they said. The Ray intervened after the warship asked the president Mckinley an american cargo vessel to identify itself As it headed toward the nearby port of of Junira in the United Arab emirates a Pentagon statement said. The emirates is at the Horn of the arabian Peninsula guarding the Entrance to the persian Gulf opposite the iranian Shore. The destroyer was a mile away from the cargo vessel the Pentagon said but officials denied it was escorting the president Mckinley through the Gulf. The incident was the first of its kind Between the two navies and was the first involving the United states and Iran since Jan. 12, when seven iranian seamen boarded a . Merchant vessel the president Taylor sources said. The presence of the Ray nearly alongside the cargo ship was evidence of heightened . Naval vigilance in the Gulf area. The Ray is part of the six ship Middle East Force based in the persian Gulf Oil state of Bahrain. The incident at Dawn tuesday a 10 58 . Edt monday a occurred As the 5-year War Between Iran and Iraq flared anew. Iraq recently launched minor offensives on the ground and Iran has attacked ships in the persian Gulf. The United states accused Iran monday of attacking saudi Ara Bian ships in the Gulf and repeated warnings that Washington is committed to keeping the waterway open for the free movement of Oil. As related by the Pentagon and defense sources the iranian frigate closed in on the Mckinley and asked the cargo ship to Iden continued on Page 15, col. 5independent firebrand Rendell says he does t mind party snub by Michele Digirolamo Philadelphia up a at least one person in Pennsylvania is unhappy that former District attorney Edward Rendell is running for the democratic gubernatorial governor. That is one person besides Rendelle a chief primary election opponent boil Casey. Jesse Rendelle a 6-year-old, liked the fact that his dad had sported a White hat in a world of Good Guys and bad Guys and could not understand the Power that was pulling him Westward a toward Harrisburg. A when i first told him that i was no longer going to be a that i was going to run for governor he was very upset a recalled Rendell 42, chuckling Dur ing a recent interview in his Philadelphia Campaign office. Quot he knew the a put bad people in jail and he really had no idea what the governor the democratic state committee a obviously not for the same reasons a also opposes the candidacy of the popular two term prosecutor who built a reputation As a Tough honest Lawman. �?o7 think that in the 1980s the Day is Long past where anybody a party officials Union officials business leaders anybody a can Tell people How to vote for visible offices like governor or senator. I think people make up their own minds. A the committee in february resoundingly endorsed Casey a former auditor general and previous candidate for governor by a 298 42 vote As its candidate for the May 20 primary election. Rendelle a initial reaction was a vengeful accusation of vote extortion. But the Man who has carved out his political Niche As an Independent firebrand now breezily dismisses the party snub. Quot i think that in the 1980s the Day is Long past where anybody a party officials Union officials business leaders anybody a can Tell people How to vote for visible offices like governor or senator Quot said Rendell. A i think people make up their own that May be True but Rendell born in new York City and educated at the University of Pennsylvania and Villanova Law school face an Uphill climb for name recognition outside Philadelphia and particularly in Western Pennsylvania. Rendell an almost Overly energetic Man with thin Ning hair and an engaging smile is confident his television and radio commercials and 18 hour Campaign Days will make his name a household word All the Way to the Ohio Border by election Day. He has surprised the political world before. Rendell who joined the Philadelphia District at Torney a office fresh out of Law school entered the political world with a bang in 1977 with an unexpected primary Victory Over District attorney f. Emmett Fitzpatrick. In 1981, As his Campaign literature boasts voters returned Rendell to office for a second term a with the largest percentage of the vote in the modern history of Philadelphia Rendell said the party wanted him to Challenge Republican gov. Dick Thornburgh in 1982 but he declined. Rendell who has never run for political office besides that of District attorney is proud of his record As the top prosecutor in the states largest City of a restoring integrity to the office and making it More aggressive in seeking convictions. Thirty convicted murderers in Philadelphia have been sentenced to death since reenactment of the death penalty in 1978. Rendell also pointed to his Success in helping shape pro Law enforcement legislation such As the state Law that mandates a minimum five year prison sentence for crimes committed with a gun. Even Benjamin Lerner Philadelphia a chief Public defender said of Rendell a i think some things he did very Well and in some aspects the operation of the of fire was greatly Lerner lauded Rendelle a achievements but said in continued on Page 15, col. 4 in the courier express business finance / classified / 22-25 comics / 21 lifestyles / 6-7 opinion / 4 sports / 17-19 14 Campus Day today s editorial salutes the Penn state Dubois Campus which will be in the spotlight tomorrow Penn state Dubois Campus Day. This and More 4. Obituaries Gigliotti Lucille e., of Punxsutawney. Heineman John w., of Punxsutawney. Kaizer Joseph p., of Dubois re. Schimizzi Elizabeth of Dubois. Vandervort Boyd formerly of Reynoldsville. Complete obituaries death notices Page 15. Daily number 527 lotto 13-07-02 04-20 40 lotto alternate 27

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