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Herkimer Evening Telegram (Newspaper) - May 31, 1986, Herkimer, New York I. A inside today i god waited for minister the vol. Xxxviii no. 178 j evening Telegram Herkimer 30 Crimer Ilion n y. Saturday. May 31, 1986 at least 18 dead 22 Hurt in bus plunge Sovik of Tiu finer Poi to Harles Shapiro of Valier Archery shows students some of the techniques used in Archery during a conservation Day tethering at the Middleville Koa Camp on thursday. A number of a serv action groups in the area help sponsor the event. Telegram photo by Steve too Nev Walker. Calif. A the Driver of a bus that careened at High Speed off a Mountain Road and plunged into a River killing at least 18 people and injuring 22, had been convicted of speeding four times in the past three years authorities said. One person of the 41 people who had been aboard the bus remained missing today and five of the injured were in critical condition after the deadliest . Bus Accident in nearly six years the bus carrying residents of a Santa Monica retirement Home Back from a Reno nev., gambling trip. Careened off 395 and plunged into the Walker River about 90 Miles Southeast of Reno on Friday morning police said Rescue teams fished bodies from the frigid racing River As far As 15 Miles downstream Mono county sheriffs investigator John Daniels blamed the Accident on excessive Speed officials could not immediately say what the Speed limit was at the site of the crash but said the limit generally drops from 55 Mph to 35 Mph in twisting sections of the Road such As where the Accident occurred officials of starline sightseeing Tours operator of the bus told the los Angeles times that the Driver Ernest a Klimeck 48, had been leading Tours for the past year and had no prior accidents or traffic citations however the Sacramento Bee and mews in Brief France explodes powerful device Rarotonga in the Cook Wellington new zealand apr France today carried out its most powerful nuclear test of the year exploding a device in the South Pacific equal in Force to the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. New zealand officials said the test took place at Auroroa atoll in French polynesia said an official of the seismological Laboratory of new zealand s department of scientific and Industrial research. New zealand officials said the test was recorded by the seismological station at islands. Officials of the department of scientific and Industrial research estimated the blast s yield at 20 Kilotons of the equivalent of 20,000 tons of int the . Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima Japan on aug 6. 1945 also had an explosive Force of 20 Kilotons. The explosion followed two other French tests this month of 3 Kilotons and 2 Kilotons respectively and one last month of 4 Kilotons postal official admits payoffs Washington a Peter Voss vice chairman of the . Postal service Board of governors and an aide in president Reagan s 1980 Campaign faces up to seven years in prison Ana is cooperating in a Federal investigation of Post office contracts Voss pleaded guilty Friday to taking illegal payoffs in Exchange for trying to steer a $250 million postal contract for High Speed address Reading machinery to a Texas company. The 55-year-old Voss who co chaired Reagan a presidential Campaign in Ohio in 1980, also pleaded guilty in a three count felony information in District court to embezzling Money Man accused of drug tampering los Angeles apr a one time brokerage clerk dreamed of Stock Market riches from a Poison scare but tips and a telltale fingerprint made him the first defendant arrested in a run of drug tampering cases the Fri said Edward Arlen Marks 24, was arraigned Friday on charges he put rat Poison in Over the counter capsules in what the Fri said was a plot to get Rich in the Stock Market. Radiation found in Moscow veal Moscow apr radiation six to in times greater than the level considered Safe by the common Market was found in veal sold in Moscow prompting recommendations to foreigners not to buy some locally produced meats a Diplomat said today. Checks of food sold in the soviet Union began following the explosion and fire at the chernobyl atomic Power Plant in the Ukraine which spewed a Cloud of radioactivity into the air that spread Over much of Europe and worked its Way around the world. French embassy spokesman at amp to bracing for strike Washington a facing a Midnight strike threat american Telephone amp Telegraph co. Is preparing to keep Long distance service running As negotiators try to Settle a labor dispute that could put operators on picket lines instead of phone lines. The communications workers of America representing 155,000 at amp to workers embroiled in a wage and Job Security dispute with the phone company said a 12 01 am. Edt sunday strike deadline is firm. A right now i am pessimistic a said Cwa president Morton Bahr. A i think we have less than a 50-50 Chance. We Are considerably further apart much further apart than we normally Are on the Day before contract As was the Case during a 22-Day strike in 1983. At amp to managers would take Over the chores of handling collect and other Calls that need operator assistance but manufacturing plants in 18 states that closed at the end of the business Day Friday would remain closed and the company said it would close some of its phone Center stores where Consumers can buy phones and take at amp to phones for repair. At amp to employees perform Little Home Telephone repair service anymore now that plug in phones have replaced instruments that were permanently wired to the Wall in most Homes. Passport policy creates deadlock Berlin apr East Germany and the Western allies Are deadlocked Over the communist country a new policy requiring diplomats to show their passports As they Cross Between East and West Berlin sources said. Sources in East Berlin said that a change in the policy was a out of the question a but Addea that the East German government did not want to escalate tensions in the past the diplomats showed Only their identity cards to East German guards As they crossed Between the two parts of Berlin. The communist government has said the new policy is intended to fight terrorism. Western diplomats however have Aid they fear the East germans Are trying to erode the Western position in the divided City and that showing their passports at the Berlin Boundary would amount to recognizing East Berlin As a part of East Germany. Degrees certificates Given at a acc commencement from the postal service prosecutors said he collected for a first class airline ticket when he actually travelled in coach class Voss immediately resigned from the eight member Board of governors which is expected to award the $250 million postal contract later this year. First Public word of the Case came Friday when the felony information containing the three charges was unsealed in court. By pleading guilty to the three counts. Voss avoided a grand jury investigation that could have led to additional counts being filed against him Marks who served time in California for receiving stolen property was ordered held without bail by magistrate James Mcmahon who called him a a risk to the Community a a Marks agreed to waive a preliminary hearing in los Angeles before he is transferred to Orlando fla., for trial on one charge of product tampering if convicted he could be sentenced to a maximum 10-year prison term and a $50,000 Fine Edmond Pon Boyjian said the veal was bought about to Days ago in a Central Moscow Market and sent to Paris for testing it was found to contain six to to times the level of radiation considered Safe by the common Market he said in a Telephone interview. Pon Boyjian did not specify what that level was he said French residents of the soviet capital were advised against buying locally produced veal Ana pork. And that the warning was relayed to other westerners living in Moscow through their embassies by Bob Kelder Telegram staff writer Herkimer about 3.000 parents friends and Well wishers turned out last night at the Herkimer county Community College gym for commencement exercises that included the awarding of 488 associate degrees and certificates College president Robert Mclaughlin along with Dean Ted Spring and Dean Robert Campo officiated at the conferring of degrees and certificates to the Long line of graduates Herkimer county legislature chairman r Frederick Rowland gave a Short greeting to the assembled graduates and others Rowland congratulated not Only the class of 86, but the College administration faculty and staff for providing their expertise to help the graduates reach their goals Rowland said in part a thanks for making this a Fine and successful Community following addresses by mrs Delores Gaines and Daniel Fluharty who received associate degrees in human services and travel and tourism respectively Joseph muss president student Senate gave a Short greeting Mussi said that the College has of provided its graduates with a a total earning experience Quot for both the students being away from Home and the returning students adapting themselves Mussi lauded the professors and administration a for going out of their Way to provide us with helping hands Mussi said in conclusion that the family is important to the students in their supportive role in Good and bad times a a that a what counts Quot he noted. Processional music was provided during the time of graduates approached the front of the gymnasium to receive their degrees and the National Anthem was performed by selected vocalists. Rev. Stanley Tanner pastor first methodist Church Ilion provided the invocation and Rev Fred d Mueller pastor reformed Church of Herkimer provided the Benediction a reception was held at the College Center following the ceremonies awards and honors received by the 1986 graduates included the follow my Alpha Chi chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma scholarship. Leita Bevaqua american association of retired persons scholarship Linda Buch Meier american association of University women scholarship Annamarie Morse b Nai brith scholarship Amy Axelson and Lori Pileggi Claudio and Bettina Scialdo memorial scholarship James Butler College Hill scholarship. Douglas Eldred and Teresa Trimboli Cosen Tino fund scholarship Yvonne Burney and Heidi Smith Cristman scholarships. Fay Urich and Rebecca Volo. Dana Lynn Castronovo scholarship Karen Barrett faculty association scholarship. Donna Dibello faculty student association scholarships. Joseph Mussi. Thomas rot undo. Jeffrey Turner and Brenda Wheeler. Galileo scholarships. Joseph Bleaking r acc clerical Carol Dow and and Tricia Hyer staff scholarship Linda Eaton h c c c. Foundation full tuition scholarships. Lynda Beran Anthony biasing Linda Buchmeier. Susan Carney Frank Curran Mary Diprimo Douglas Eldred Daniel Fluharty Gareld Gallagher Sharon Grau Michelle Hannon Tricia Hyer Dawn Jackson Saverio Lombardo jr., Cathy Monohan Lori Paternoster Andrea Ray Teresa Trimboli and Anthony Visconti. The san Francisco chronicle reported today that Klimeck has been convicted of speeding four times in the past three years. In at least two of the cases. Klimeck was driving a bus California Highway patrol spokesman Jack Valias said the papers did not specify whether he was operating starline buses at the time. Authorities said they had not been Able to talk to Klimeck because he was seriously injured he had not been charged in Friday s crash the bus bounced off a Fence ran off the Road and plunged dowry a 15-foot embankment into the River apparently rolling two or three times before it hit the water it came to rest upright with its rear ripped apart in a few feet of racing water. Valerie Webb said she was hurled into the aisle and saw her husband. Buster tossed out a window As people fell on top of her. A the went out the window and i thought he was floating Down the she said a it was horrible not knowing where he was a her husband later turned up among the 22 survivors All of whom were hospitalized the coroners offices in Bishop and Bridgeport said names of the deceased would not be released until relatives were notified probably sometime today. Police planned to use a helicopter this morning to search Tor the missing Farson said Mono county sheriffs sgt Erry Padilla Ann Kinney a . Forest service employee was the first at the scene a one elderly woman was too cold and too old to hold on any longer and started floating out the window a a said mrs Kinney who is trained As an emergency medical technician. She said she and a Highway patrolman a grabbed her by the hair and pulled her Back in Quot officers and volunteers searched the River for hours after the crash for bodies of victims that had floated away from the scene authorities stretched a net across the River at one Point but some bodies already had passed in the rapidly moving water. Hie worst bus crash in recent cts was on june 5, 1980, when a tour carrying mostly senior citizens from Dallas to Branson mo., plunged into a 40 foot Ravine near Jasper Ark killing 20 people and injuring 13 four die in Flash floods Pittsburgh a i the bodies of four men were found along rain swollen streams and rescuers sear Ched today for More victims after heavy thunderstorms triggered Flash floods and mudslides that stranded hundreds of people who were evacuated in boats and helicopters the Friday afternoon storms that dumped 2 inches of rain in two hours on the Northern suburbs also caused fires Power outages and major traffic tie throughout southwestern Penn Sylvania boats and helicopters helped evacuate hundreds of people from flooded areas in Shaler township and Etna including about 150 guests at a wedding a there were cars floating past a said Sean Connelly an employee at the Blarney Stone restaurant in Etna. Where the wedding was taking place about 150 guests arrived by car and left by boat As water swirled around the building the water in Etna was More than 6 feet deep and Many cars were submerged witnesses said an infant was rescued from a car that was under water in Shaler township according to Kaka to the surging Waters killed four men said Jim Gregris Allegheny county a chief Deputy Coroner. Three bodies were found in suburban o Hara township and the fourth died when flood Waters hit the Blarney Stone restaurant he said Deputy Coroner Floyd Coles said it was possible that More people were Killea by the flooding along Pine Creek and Little Pine Creek two Allegheny River tributaries nato ministers plan task Force Halifax Nova Scotia a the Western Alliance reportedly worried that it is losing a Public relations War with the soviet Union has resolved to take a bold new Steps in East West talks on non nuclear arms control. In a declaration Friday at the close of a two Day conference of nato foreign ministers the Alliance said it would establish a task Force to coordinate natos position in the various negotiations on conventional weapons a within the Alliance we cherish the Ideal that All the Peoples of Europe from the Atlantic to the urals should live in peace Freedom and Security a said the ministers in their Halifax soviet stars perform for chernobyl Relief Moscow apr soviet pop Star Alia Pugacheva declaring a we want to give our hearts a kicked off a Benefit concert before 30,000 people to Aid victims of the chernobyl nuclear disaster and help pay for the vast cleanup now under Way. The concert the soviet unions first Rock Benefit was held in Moscow Friday night at an indoor stadium built for the 1980 olympics the 24-hour Snow mixed hard Rock and some touches of the 1940s, and presented acts ranging from the new wave band Bravo to More typically soviet variety numbers and a poetry recital by actor Mikhail Ulyanov. Spectators in stands that began 80 Yards from the Multi tiered stage were quiet in comparison with crowds at Western concerts. They remained in their places and applauded most performances warmly but not wildly. A Money is Money but we want to give our hearts a is Pugacheva told the audience then opened the evening with a song called a twentieth the red haired Singer then introduced a soviet journalist Vladimir Svetov who presided Over a satellite television link with Kiev. He presented a Parade of people who had Aone cleanup work around the stricken nuclear Power Plant 80 Miles North of the ukrainian capital. A come on lets applaud every time we hear the name of that town a is Pugacheva urged As miners firemen Ana others sent greetings to the Moscow audience and performers a chernobyl worker later expressed a your Heartfelt thanks to Balladeer Alexander Gradsky whose set won a Long ovation from the Moscow audience an explosion and fire at the chernobyl Power Plant on april 26 spewed a radioactive Cloud into the air that ultimately worked its Way around the world statement on conventional arms control a to achieve that Ideal bold new Steps Are required in the Field of conventional arms control a the declaration said. The move appeared to indicate a growing impatience particularly in Western Europe at the Lack of Progress in talks aimed at limiting the arms race in another statement officially closing the meeting the nato foreign ministers called on the soviet Union to respond to the West a latest arms control proposals and reaffirmed their support for a total ban on production and use of chemical weapons. They also underscored their support for Freedom of movement in Berlin this was an implicit reference to East Germany a announcement that foreign diplomats must show their passports at crossing Points Between East and West Berlin the United states Britain and France the three Western Allied Powers who along with the soviet Union control the divided City agreed in Halifax that they could not accept the East German action. They said it amounted to converting the City a Post world War ii dividing line into an International Boundary sir Geoffrey Howe the British foreign Secretary said the North Atlantic treaty organization had failed to convince Western Public opinion that the Alliance is serious about reducing troop Levels in Europe and curbing the arms race a we have to put our Case More specifically More clearly More effectively a he said one participant in the meeting who spoke on condition he not be identified said the european foreign ministers viewed soviet Leader Mikhail s. Gorbachev As a a master propagandist who had raised doubts in the Western Public about natos commitment to arms control. A your wagons can t get through Quot Coles said. Quot the one Wagon is on the scene the other three wagons Are blocked by the flooding i m Lucky to get them a mudslide forced the closing of the westbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike at the Allegheny Valley interchange for about 24 hours Friday evening state police Cpl. Edward Vowel said local lines Ilion Mason to Honor five member Ilion Ilion lode 591 f and a m will Honor five of its members for Long time service to the fraternity on june 2 the 6 30 p m dinner will be held Al the Temple 118 Morgan Street followed by the pin presentation. Joseph Laad will make the presentations As he begins his duties As the newly appointed District Deputy grand master of the Herkimer District receiving sixty year pins Are Roland Van Tassel Malcolm Roberts and Roland Vankessel fifty year pins will be presented to Donald Alexander Ralph Curtis and Maurice Goldin. Daniel Quail master of the Lodge will officiate he requests the presence of All masons. Weather by the associated press Western Mohawk Valley Lake George Saratoga Region today a Cloudy intervals and a Chance of showers or thunderstorms High 75 to 80 winds becoming Northwest ten to 15 Miles an hour a Hance of rain 40 percent tonight Cool with a 30 percent Chance of showers Light and variable winds Low 50 to 55 sunday a More showers and thunderstorms Likely Chance of rain 60 percent High 75 to 80 Eastern new York monday through wednesday Cool and dry monday. Chance of showers tuesday and wednesday highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s lows 45 to 55 numbers Albany n y. Apr the winning number picked Friday in new Yorkus daily number lottery game was 0-9-1 the a win four number was7-0-2-2 Index area news Church notices classified ads comics to listing crossword editorials Horoscope living today obituaries sports 3,10 2,3 8 9 to 4 to 5 3 6,7

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