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Franklin News Herald (Newspaper) - May 9, 1986, Franklin, Pennsylvania County seat newspaper news Herald mild forecast on Page 2 109th year no. 32,975 Franklin a. Friday May 9, 1986 30 newsstand can you hear me Lacrosse wisc Edith Miner left of Lacrosse uses a homemade megaphone As she sings to her 105-year-old Mother Edith Pahl during a sing along at the Bethany Riverside nursing Home. The singing was part of the Homes annual old time Church revival. A wire photo railway expected to Start runs in july members of the Oil Creek railway society met thursday at Cross Creek resort to hear reports the historic Oil Creek Valley Railroad plans to be in operation by july 19 in time for the annual Oil heritage week festivities. Society president Lou Petulla said at this Point a there Are no known obstacles to the line being in operation by mid july. The membership was informed the society Hopes to meet in the first week of june with officials from Conrail to Complete Purchase of the 18 mile stretch of track for a total Price of $268,000. In addition the society voted to commit almost $10,000 to facilitate leasing passenger coaches and a locomotive to make the line operational in july. According to Petulla major funding for the Purchase from Conrail which hopefully will be accomplished totally As a Cash transaction is being provided by Grants from the following agencies a the department of com Shultz says . Will Back Aquino Manila Philippines apr Secretary of state George p. Shultz met with president Cor Azon Aquino today to assure her of . Support for her government but Rule out increases in Aid beyond $150 million already pledged. Shultz made no comments to reporters after his 40-minute meeting with mrs. Aquino at a guest House next to the presidential Palace. However he earlier said the filipino government should concentrate on rearranging the Economy rather than asking for More . Assistance. The Secretary of state also met with former supporters of deposed president Ferdinand e. Marcos who said they appreciated . Interest in philippine stability and that they mentioned Marcos a Only in Shultz scheduled a news conference later today before departing for the United states. He planned to take a weekend Holiday in Honolulu before returning to Washington. As when he arrived thursday Shultz was greeted by about 200 leftists chanting a Reagan terrorist when he arrived at the Gates of Malayan Ang Palace for the meeting with mrs. Aquino. The protesters who held signs saying a Marcos mad dog made in .A.�?� and a Reagan the great terrorist a dispersed peacefully soon after Shultz left for a series of meetings with other officials including vice president Salvador Laurel and defense minister Juan Ponce earlier police held Back More than 200 Marcos loyalists who shouted a we want Marcos backs As Shultz stopped to Lay a Wreath at the foot of a Monument to the philippine National hero Jose Rizal on his Way to Malac Anang. Shultz met with former labor minister Blas Ople and seven other members of Marcos new society movement after a breakfast meeting with mrs. Aquino a economic ministers. Ople who broke with Marcos party after the february revolution that ended the strongman a 20-year Rule indicated Shultz asked the opposition to avoid actions that could destabilize mrs. Aquino a government As it tries to solve the economic and social problems it inherited from Marcos. Since fleeing the country Marcos has been urging his followers to hold demonstrations against mrs. Aquino saying he plans to return. Unity affairs will contribute $82,000, along with a $50,000 Grant from the department of environmental resources. Venango county has contributed $30,000 and $25,000 has been pledged by the Venango county Industrial development corporation. A the Titusville Industrial fund will contribute $100,000, with the understanding a portion of the Grant will be used to develop a freight service on the line to accompany tourist and passenger transport. A in addition Petulla said individual fund raising efforts have netted approximately $55,-000 for the Railroad less some $15,000 for various administrative costs. According to Petulla Ca was insistent that Venango county be involved in the process of purchasing the stretch of track from Conrail. As such the Venango county commissioners agreed to file application for the Ca Grant on behalf of the county. Accordingly Petulla noted the county will take ownership and then enter into a Long term lease arrangement with the Oil Creek railway historical society to actually run maintain and insure the Railroad. Each of the Railroad coaches the society plans to lease will seat Between 60 and 80 people. Plans now Call for two round trips to be made Between Oil City and Rynd farm during Oil heritage festival at a Cost of $5 per adult and $3 per child passenger. It was also decided to sell $10 annual memberships in the society to any person corporation partnership or estate exposing an interest in the railway. The annual dues will entitle each member to cast one vote at the organizations annual meeting. Chernobyl fire extinguished Kiev .s.r. Apr an International atomic Energy Agency official said today that the fire at the chernobyl nuclear reactor has been put out. The mayor of Kiev said a Quarter million children will leave school Early this year because of the devastating Accident. The Agency official Morris Rosen told a news conference in Moscow that an adjacent reactor at the ukrainian facility was not damaged by the fire and was not in danger of releasing radiation. Kiev mayor Valentin Gursky said schools attended by a Quarter million of the City a children will close May 15, several weeks Early because of the Power Plant Accident. He said the move was not an emergency measure. A we Are simply advancing the Normal school Holiday a Little bit Quot Gursky told a group of foreign reporters. Ukrainian health minister Anatoly Romanenko was quoted earlier As saying on Kiev radio that school children would be moved out of the area As a precaution. Kiev the nations third largest City is 80 Miles South of the nuclear Plant. Ukrainian Premier Alexander Lyashkov told reporters thursday that authorities did not order the major part of the evacuation until Days after the Accident and waited for two Days to inform Moscow of the full scope of the worst disaster in the history of nuclear Power. At the Moscow news conference Rosen said workers were trying to Seal off the no. 4 reactor at the chernobyl facility where a chemical explosion occurred april 26, setting off a fire and spewing a radioactive Cloud Over Europe. A the aim is to encase the whole fourth unit in Concrete and work has begun to place a Concrete foundation under the reactor a he said. Lyashkov had said thursday that Crews still were trying to put out the reactor fire. The director of the International atomic Energy Agency Hans Blix flew Over the reactor thursday and said on soviet television that smoke was coming from it. But Rosen said today a the fire is he said the smoke seen thursday was Light Gray and appeared to come from soldering Sand Lead Boron and Dolomite thrown Over the reactor to smother the fire. He said smoke was thicker and Darker when the fire was burning. Rosen also said soviet officials reported the reactor Core temperature had fallen to a degree that indicated the fire was out. Lyashkov that the had said thursday reactor temperature had fallen to 300 degrees celsius 572 degrees fahrenheit. A this Means that the burning has practically stopped a he said. Rosen said a meltdown never occurred but a statement by his Agency said the reactor Core was extensively damaged. Rosen said workers were trying to build a Concrete shield under the reactor in Case a nuclear reaction should resume sending radioactivity into the Earth. Western scientists have said they believe a meltdown did occur. Panel oks 1987 budget Washington apr the House budget committee approved a fiscal 1987 budget that endorses a tax increase but unlike the Senate puts most of that Money toward deficit cutting instead of Pentagon programs. Democrats on thursday pushed through a $994.2 billion spending plan Over Republican complaints that it would cripple the military and that democrats would spend any new tax dollars. Only a single Republican rep. Vin Weber of Minnesota joined democrats in the 21 -11 final vote to Send the package to the floor. Full House action could come next week. The budget proposed by committee chairman William h. Gray Iii d-pa., would increase taxes by $7.3 billion Over president Reagan a budget plan a the same increase passed by the Senate last week. There also were similarities in Domestic spending priorities for the year beginning oct. I. But while the Senate a bipartisan plan boosted military spending to cover inflation the House plan would freeze the military buildup. The deficit in the House plan would be $137 billion $7 billion below the statutory limit which the Senate a budget just met. A they pumped All their dollars into military spending a Gray said of the Senate proposal while his committee budget a would result in a lower deficit than the Senate plan and achieves this by spreading the cuts More equitably. Spending cuts Are divided almost equally Between defense and Domestic republicans said they go along with the military cuts or new taxes. A the defense department can to live with that budget a said rep. Delbert l. Latta of Ohio senior Republican on the committee. Latta proposed More cuts in Domestic programs to bring military spending up to the Senate a level but was Defeated As democrats muscled their plan through. Democrats also Defeated a Republican amendment to eliminate the tax boost. . Confirms bombs hit libyan civilian areas Washington apr the Pentagon for the first time acknowledged that some . Bombs hit civilian areas during last months air raid on Libya and added that it is seeking details on the Arab country a claim it has recovered the body of an american flier killed in the attack. The defense department said thursday that three bombs dropped by an full bomber missed their targets a and it seems Likely they impacted in the Vicinity of the French embassy a a building in Tripoli that was damaged during the april 15 raid. Oklahoma twister destroys 80 Homes Edmond okla. Apr about too National guardsmen and trained dogs rummaged through rubble today to look for possible victims and downed Power lines after a Tornado ripped through a Enrile. Neighbourhood destroying Doz ens of Homes and injuring 12 Dow Jones Down 3.47 late morning quotations from Butler Wick amp co . 36vi Gen. Pub. Utilities 18v� Jamesway 21v� Joy 24% Koppers 2914 Manville 3 Nat. Fuel Gas 35% Penn traffic 36% Pennzoil 50 Quaker state 28% Witco 51%. Volume39 million. People. A i done to know How we kept from being killed but we did a said Frances forehand 74, who suffered cuts and bruises when the Tornado Tore through the Home of her granddaughter Vicki Taylor on thursday night. A it looked like a big Ball of fire went through the forty five Homes were destroyed 35 had major damage and 63 had minor damage said police spokesman it. Mike Wooldridge whose Home was one of those damaged in southwestern Edmond. Twelve people were treated at a Hospital for minor injuries he said. Although there were no reports of fatalities fire marshal Ron Williamson said he could not be certain that everyone was accounted for. It. Gov. Spencer Bernard arrived at the Community of 35,000, just North of Oklahoma City late thursday and said he had asked gov. George nigh to put the National guard on Alert. The guardsmen were on the scene at Daybreak checking for downed Power lines and Gas leaks assisted by a canine unit to look for people possibly trapped beneath the debris. Police reported isolated cases of looting in damaged parts of both cities and the areas were closed except to residents with identification. Nigh was to tour the area today by helicopter and car according to aide John Reid. A we have not at this time requested any Federal assistance. First we have to determine How much uninsured damage there is a Reid said. In addition two other bombs aimed at a terrorist Barracks compound in Benghazi were errant the Pentagon said. The defense department has never provided a detailed breakdown on the number of bombs dropped during the night time raid. Pentagon sources disclosed however that More than 225 bombs of various types a 500 Pound 750 Pound and 2,000 Pound a were used totalling too tons Worth of ordnance. That would mean that about 2 percent of the bombs known to have been dropped during the raid hit civilian areas. A any other damage claimed by the libyans if actually True most Likely resulted from i i Byan ordnance falling Back to Earth a the Pentagon said in a written assessment of the assault. The Pentagon has insisted that dozens of anti aircraft missiles fired by the libyans at the american planes missed their targets and fell Back to Earth. One top defense official speaking on condition of anonymity said the full that dropped three errant bombs is the plane that did not return from the raid. Pentagon spokesman Robert Sims also said thursday that the United states working through the belgian government had requested More information from Libya on its claim that it found the body of one of the two airmen missing from the raid. Sims said no reply had been received As yet. But he said the United states was prepared to request the return of the body on a humanitarian a we would expect if it proves to be the remains of one of our Crew members we would expect those to be returned a the spokesman said. The analysis of the raid is based largely on reconnaissance photos taken after the strike. Index at ease. .8 comics. .12 editorial. .4 financial. .13 hospitals. .3 sports. .9,10,11 television. .7 women a news. .5 deaths Dora Blair 121 Orchard si., Oil City Frank Dewitt a a buds Mclouth los Angeles calif., formerly of Oil City infant Mcnaughton 28 Martin St., Oil City mrs. Mary Elizabeth Osten 306 Pine St., Oil City Harry h. Perry jr., 1606 Elk St. Frank Keither Stoneboro Robert j. Sansom 129 Grant St., Grove City notices on pages 14, 18 evening thought i am no Pessimist. I doubt that any Man knows enough to be a Pessimist. A Norman cousins dial a prayer-432-5615

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