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Herkimer Evening Telegram (Newspaper) - February 9, 1983, Herkimer, New York The evening telegram�?o77ie people s Choice. Pin 181440 2s smile copy vol. Xxxv no 84 twelve pages Herkimer Ilion n y., wednesday february 9, 1983 strike winds Down b v the associated press fruit and vegetable buyers reported ample supplies but higher prices As the nationwide truckers strike today moving into its 10th Day appeared to be winding Down with less violence and More rigs on the Road a the increased visibility of Law enforcement is restoring Confidence. In Drivers a Patrick Riordan a spokesman for Florida gov Bob Graham said tuesday As truck volume Rose and violence dwindled in that state. More than 1,200 incidents in 38 states involving shootings Rock throwing nails on roads arsons tire slashing and threats to truckers have been reported since the strike began Jan 31. One Man was killed while at least 64 were injured and 93 arrested but truck convoys to state capitals seemed to be replacing snipers in the night As the primary Means of expressing Solidarity Horn blaring truckers demonstrated tuesday in Florida. Oregon and California some Hung banners from their rigs to demonstrate their anger at rising Federal gasoline taxes and Highway user fees while the independents represent just 15 percent of the nations truck Flet they carry most of the fresh food household goods and half the steel still it was business As usual tuesday with Only a few shortages reported at terminals. Mike Parkhurst president of the Independent truckers association which called the strike Jan 31. Hinted he would Call off the shutdown n if Congress makes a Quot Goodwill commitment to meet the truckers grievances three House members said tuesday final payment delay granted by Ilion Board Kio til win a Little Falls basketball coach Dick Andrews recorded his Moth win last night squeaking by Ilion 43-42. The event was made More enjoyable because his mounties also sewed up first place in the Central Valley conference More sports photos on pages and will he seeded first in the eight and nine photo a Section Iii. Lass playoffs Steve tootles it Rcv projects face vote is Donna Thompson Newport West Canada Valley school District voters will go to the polls Friday to decide whether or not to approve a $557,000 roofing project and a $58,000 storm Sash installation project for the or. Or. High school District officials have Sean informational meeting for thursday night at 7 so at the High school to answer any questions residents Mas have on the two propositions voting will be held fridas from noon-8 p m at the High school local lines u Tage Seh re ii led Quot n Ilion there will Fie a customers of the a Power outage at 8 Board of Light on thursday for about five missions minutes this will affect All Ilion com Hake Sale planned Mohawk the Cap Tarn Rhett Butler neuter and spaying foundation inc will sponsor a bake Sale on thursday feb to. At Oneida National Bank from 9 a in until All items Are sold donations will lie accepted h a seption plan tied Ilion the Ilion democratic committee will sponsor a reception for newly enrolled democrats at 7 30 p m thursday at the Ilion Public Library. \ u in hers Tarn e Albany. N the number tuesday night York s daily api picked in new numbers game was 099 the win four was 8834 number weather tonight will be Clear and very cold with temperatures falling to Zero or slightly lower while inside thursday will be sunny and continued cold with highs near 20 degrees Snow is Likely late fridas and saturday with scattered flurries expected sunday highs will be in the teens and 2 a with lows ranging from Zero or lower Friday to the teens on sunday Benefit increase eyed gov. Mario Cuomo and state legislators Are eyeing various proposals which could result in new York states jobless benefits lumping to a maximum of $170 a week or More in the near future for a look at some of the plans icing considered see Page 2. Cheese nutrition hated with 50,000 pounds of surplus cheese slated for distribution in Herkimer county More people Are becoming curious about the nutritional value of processed american cheese for a breakdown of cheese nutrients As Well As storage and cooking tips see the living today news on Page 5. Mantle riven Choice old number 7 has been banished from baseball by outgoing baseball com missioner Bowie Kuhn Mickey Mantle has been Given a Choice of whether he wants to continue in his part time coaching position with the Yankees or a ski too a year Job with a hotel and Casino. For More on this and area sports see pages 8 and 9. Area news classified ads comics to crossword Date Book editorials Horoscope 3 hospitals 3 to living today 5 la obituaries 3 la sports 8,9 5 state news 2,6 3 4 Stock Market la world news 2,6 the classified worked an area landlord placed a classified and in the evening Telegram and midweek extra and said the response was fantastic a i had lots of Calls and got very Good results. I am pleased. The classifieds in the evening Telegram work for me a he said he advertised rooms for rent for working men. The rooms Are located near a bus line. Let the evening Telegram and midweek extra classifieds work for you Call 866-2222 Between 8 and 5 p m daily and until to . On saturday and get fast results. The Board of education decided to put these two propositions before the voters after considering the results of a study of District buildings by Stetson Dale architects and engineers of Utica the firm recon mended the remix icing project and other Energy conservation measures at the High school and said that renovations Are also needed of the Middleville and Newport elementary schools to improve Energy efficiency and to comply w us standards set by the state education department superintendent Richard steet said the re roofing project at the High school is badly needed. He said there was extensive leaking in some areas of the High school last Winter and added that Stetson Dale could not estimate lust when major leakage might occur the High school roof was covered for Over $4,200 in repairs and Patching under a 20 year Bond when it was built and the Root on the addition for Over $1.2 i but these amounts have already let Een used. District officials a the existing windows at the High school Are a prime source of heat loss and that installing storm Sash would reduce fuel Oil costs the project is expected to pay for itself based on the local share which would total about $15,245 state Aid would pay 78 percent of All costs if the projects Are approved and they would be paid for Over a five year period the local share of the Tuger action by Donna Thompson the Herkimer Central school District Board of education could act tonight to move ahead with the Sale of unused Tuger elementary school District voters approved a referendum authorizing the Sale of the building by a 306 127 margin last week and the Sale is one of the items listed on the Agenda for tonight a Board meeting. The Board voted last september to authorize the Sale but the Issue was forced to a vote when petitions containing Over 650 signatures calling for a referendum were filed in mid october. According to school attorney Charles Crandall Iii the boards next step will be to decide How it w wishes to sell the property. A there Are any of a number of ways they can do it a he said a the most common is to advertise for bids but there Are other ways. They be got the authorization they be just got to decide w hich w a the want to Crandall said that the school Board can sell property without voter approval if no petitions calling for a vote containing the necessary amount of signatures Are filed w within 30 Days after the Board authorizes the Sale voters approved the Transfer of Tuger Elemen tary school to the Village of Herkimer and the unused East Herkimer elementary school to the town of Herkimer with or without consideration in a Jan 6. 1982 referendum vote but the re roofing project would total about $146,425 but officials estimate that the actual Cost to the District would onh be about $81,895 since the re roofing would result in a savings of some $64,530 in fuel savings Over the five ears it would take to Pas tor it officials have based All estimates on the ass in tons of an 8 percent annual inflation in fuel costs and a constant 6l> percent interest rate the Impact on the tax rate for the first year would Range from an a Scrase of $5 32 per $1,000 of assessed valuation in the town of Norway Down to an increase of 81 per Ismai in the town of Deerfield. Assuming the savings in Energy costs the window project would mean a slight decrease in taxes because of the savings in fuel the savings would amount to $5,849 by the fifth ear and the total savings to the District would come to nearly Sidoo Over the five years no decisions have yet been made about Stetson Dales recommendations regarding the elementary schools but the Lioard has appointed an 11-member committee to look into the Long Range options for District facilities by Bob Kelder Ilion the Village Board reluctantly agreed last night to allow the Long i Rke Energy corp., new York City to delay until april la the payment of $30,000 plus interest owed by the company to Ilion the action came after William Carter Long Lake vice president appeared to request the extra eight weeks in mid october the Village Board had granted the company a 90 Day Extension the $30. Pm involved was to have been paid by the company on oct. 7, As the final payment of a $40.000 settlement granted Ilion by the company when Ilion dropped litigation the first $10,000 payment arrived in Ilion in september the settlement was the result of lion agreeing to discontinue a Long time Legal Challenge aimed at blocking the plans of la gang i Ake to develop the High Falls hydroelectric Plant in Dolgeville Ilion had planned to contract to develop the site Carter told the Board last night that Long Lake was very close to its objective of acquiring Long term financing for its project and thus needed this extra eight weeks Extension a this is the one piece left in the he said Quot we be completed several key Steps since we talker to you in october we have a Bank and once we get the Long term construction loan. We w ill pay the Village from that the Bank won t let us draw any monies until we arrange the Long term financing a mayor David Wickerham inquired As to the names and addresses of the Bank and other new York City officials Long Lake has been working with in evolving the project Carter said they can be checked out Carter said Long Lake is approaching to credit companies for the Long term financing and will take the Best Deal. Possible litigation against Long Lake by the Village came into the discussion a by suing us. I done to see How you could get your Mone any Carter said a once we get the construction loan we can pay everybody the a engineers you. And others. A until then. We can to when Carcer come to the Board last october for the first Extension he sought 12 a Days but the Board would Only agree to 90 Days. Also George Getman Village counsel recon mended that 12 percent in a Erest lie paid by the com Pany with an escalation clause to be negotiated tor the period Between 60 Day and 90 Days. The la Oard okayed this approach Carter indicated last night that Long Lake will continue i laying the interest on the s30.ooo owed to Ilion worst human rights offences Are listed Washington a Israel s relations with Arati residents in the occupied territories Are causing significant human rights problems which Are bound to continue until there is a peace Accord a Reagan administration human rights report says the report singled out communist countries As among the worst abusers of human rights it said the soviet Union Quot continues to fall far Short of accepted International standards a and was especially critical of its practices in Afghanistan frustrated by their Sale due Board later decided to in dude $250,000 on the Revenue Side of the 1982 83 school budget Village officials have said the Village is not interested in the Tuger property but the town agreed to Purchase the East Herkimer school and property for $80. He Mohawk data sciences then Pur chased the building for $60,000 to use As office space the town plans to use the remaining property for a play ground the undeveloped Hawkins and Levin site has also Lieen put up for Sale inability to suppress the stubborn resistance. Soviet troops and Moscow backed afghan forces had begun Quot increasingly to target and kill the civilian populace in areas of High rebel activity the report sad prepared by the state department the annual report on the status of human rights in 162 countries showed political repression continued on a Broad scale throughout the world in 1982 considerable attention is focused on the human rights practices in Israel .1 1 1 other nations that receive substantial amounts of american Aid Israel received nearly $2.5 billion in . Aid for 1983, More than any other nation within its own Borders Israel receives High Marks the report said Israel is Quot a parliamentary democracy which guarantees by Law and respects in practice the civil political and religious rights of its but it is in the occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza strip where problems arise the report found that Quot some israeli actions a particularly the dismissal of Public officials a helped to spark violent Public disturbances in the West Bank and Gaza Quot during the first half of the year. The administration has been pressing Israel to surrender control Over the occupied territories seized during the 1967 Arab israeli War the report said that after 15 years of occupation there is Quot an atmosphere of constant tension a a absent dramatic Progress in the peace process confrontation Between the inhabitants of the territories and the occupation authorities is Likely to remain at the same level As in recent years a it added the report said Israel s invasion of Lebanon in june and the seige of West Beirut resulted in thousands of civilian casualties Israel was holding an estimated 5,400 prisoners from the Lebanon invasion at years end. It said. World in Brief veterans in dispute Washington of the last bitterly disputed question surrounding the nation s most controversial Monument has been settled the veterans who opposed putting a statue w within the Stark Black Walls of the Vietnam v veterans memorial won forced to choose Between warring Camps the government s Fine arts commission decided tuesday to locate the statue Anda flagpole at the Side of the memorial by a pathway in a Grove of Trees forming an Entrance Point Bush makes final Stop London apr vice president George Bush makes the final Stop of his seven nation european tour today in Britain. Where the government is wrestling with growing Public opposition to planned deployment of nuclear missiles anti nuclear demonstrators planned a protest outside a Hall where Bush was to speak and leaders of the Church of England prepared for a meeting thursday to discuss a possible Alliance with Britain s peace movement spectacular images Washington of the nations newest Earth resources satellite is producing Quot some spectacular images that May improve Harvest forecasting Mineral location and water management a space Agency official says the pictures Are relayed by a device called a Thermal mapper on the landsat 4 satellite launched last j us it charts tarm land mountains deserts water and other features Al seven places in the electromagnetic spectrum that Are formed by computer into High Resolution a it photographs said Samuel w Keller of the National aeronautics and space administration immigrants arrested London a nigerian authorities have arrested More than pm immigrants in the Northern Cit of Kano who ignored a government order to leave the country. The official news Agency of Nigeria reports the report received Here tuesday said some of those arrested already have been deported while others Are in the process of being extolled it said none will be prosecuted patriotic glow new York a the Empire state building will lie basking in red. White and Blue Light starting tonight through feb 23 to celebrate Lincoln a and Washington s birthdays. The lighting system which brings colors to the new York Skyline on More than to other occasions during the year in eludes 204 Tower fixtures and 310 florescent lamps the 102 Story building will be lit from the 72nd boor up prof a stors Vav Arrie Berkeley Calif a it the University of California has warned about a dozen professors that their links to corporate research sponsors could be a conflict of interest last year us s academic employees were required to tile Public statements about any involvement in projects financed by organizations to which they had some financial tie hearings shortened on is Rescue plan Washington a House tax writers Are ending their hearings on a $168 billion social Security Rescue plan a Day Early amid complaints from some critics that the speedy deliberations have been a a the House ways and Means subcommittee on social Security was completing hearings today with a Marathon session that was to include nearly 50 witnesses staffers said the subcommittee would begin drafting legislation next week rep Dan Rostenkowski d ill., chairman of the full ways and Means committee. Has said he wanted to keep the legislative Pace moving quickly to keep opponents from mounting serious at tacks on the bailout package. Which was submitted last month by the National commission on social Security Reform leaders of organizations representing Federal workers have attacked recon emendations to extend social Security coverage to new government employees but they Are now conceding that they May be fighting a losing Battle. During tuesday s hearing Robert l w Hite president of the National Alliance of Quot Golden snowball award Binghamton has slim Lead by the associated press with mondays snowfall. Binghamton has risen to the top in this year s race for the a Golden snowball award Quot presented annually to the new York state weather station with the most Snow the National weather service in Syracuse said Binghamton has had a total of 47 inches this season Albany with 46.4 a much of it in just two storms left into second. Buffalo was in third with 42-2 inches while Syracuse last years Winner at 137.1 inches trailed in fourth with 40.2 inches. Rochester was fifth with 32.5 inches if Binghamton should hold on to the Lead it would be the first time since the 1966-67 season the Southern tier City led the pack. Should Albany continue its Streak of late it would prevail for the first time since 1947-48 the record for the five stations for a season is held by Buffalo with a total of 199 4 inches during the 1976-77 season. But that pales compared to the state record of 466 9 inches at Hooker in Lew is county also in 1976 77 the Southeastern part of the state continued digging out tuesday from its second Snow storm of the Winter a nor easter that dumped More than a foot of Snow from the catskills through the upper Hudson Valley. A total accumulation of 16.9 inches of Snow fell at Albany More than 17 inches at slide Mountain in the catskills and lesser amounts to the South As snowfall from the coastal storm ended tuesday the weather Bureau said. Albanys snowfall made it the area s fifth greatest february snowstorm on record according to the forecasters who said the biggest february snowfall Ever was 2312 inches on feb 14, 1914. Dozens of school systems in the upper Hudson Valier remained closed for a second Day As blustery Northwest winds caused blowing and Drifting Snow and made roads unsafe for school buses. The areas hardest hit monday were most of the same places socked by last months record 24.5-Inch snowfall both storms sidestepped Northern new Yorkus Winter resorts which have been suffering an unusual Snow drought the forecasters said the storm had moved Over the Canadian maritime Early today and was edging away from the Northeast they said today would by sunny but cold in new York state with High pressure settling in. Overnight lows remained above 20 in the lower Hudson Valley but dropped to 7 at Watertown however Northwest winds of to to 20 Miles an hour led to wind chill readings that were around Zero in Many areas and ranged As Low Aslo or 15 below to the North of the Mohawk Valley the forecasters said temperatures would drop to Zero or below in much of northeastern new York tonight costal and f ederal employees said it would be 1 dastardly to Force new decal workers into Quot an Lien plan of social in Security a next year Moe Biller president of the american postal workers Union claimed the Reform i Mimi Sion exaggerated the savings trom bringing new workers into the system the commission is wrong this is a window dressing i by he said Vincent r Sombrotto president of the National association of letter carriers. Charged. A it s ,1 Snell game. And the vie ii is Are Federal and postal however. Biller later conceded a it s clearly an Uphill fight Quot trying to Block the package Quot All that we re trying to do is break up the he said Biller also complained about the Speed of the deliberations the Lull ways and Means committee heard from commission members and Affini no it. Government three Days last social Security sub committee then began its in marinas Fin Virlo officials Foi week the social Security vi1x.i1 lit hearings on Friday congressional leaders have moved to defuse opposition from government workers with promises that their pensions won t be Hurt in addition to coverage for Federal workers the Reform commission package in dudes payroll tax increases a six month delay in july s scheduled Cost of living increase in benefits taxing benefits that go to Middle and upper income recipients and other Steps. V i

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