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Indiana Gazette (Newspaper) - May 16, 1990, Indiana, Pennsylvania Wednesday May vol 86no 226 continued Breezy and humid tonight and thursday with showers and thunderstorms see weather news on Page 8 inside costly Rescue the owners of a stranded communications satellite Are weighing an offer from Nasa to launch a shuttle Rescue Mission for at least million Intelsat Board of governors will determine the Fate of the satellite orbiting uselessly 345 Miles High at a meeting next month details on Page 4 meow the mockingbird is surely Pennsylvania bes known mimic but the mockingbirds Cousin the Catbird is also skilled in mimicry Story on Page 18 Cable future this sunday the still growing Cable Industry will gather in Atlanta Home of Ted Turner and can to Start the National Cable television associations annual fou Day convention but hovering Over the usual convention exhibits panel discussions Deal making and whoopee will be the Specter of a possible return to Federal regu lation that Cable systems largely shucked six years ago details on Page 24 cold tourists tour operators Are plan Ning to Send a record or More travellers to Antarctica prompting Calls for strict government regulation to protect penguins other wildlife and the very Fate of the Frozen Conti nent see Page 11 soviet Congress the first Congress of the russian federation opened to Day with debate expected on How the largest of the soviet republics can free itself of Cen trial control seepage obituaries on Page 30 Hahn mane e Kruise 91 of 616 school Indiana Hilty Anna 73 Waterman Madoni Elizabeth r Brougher 91 North Walnut Street Blairsville Pfeiffer Marguerite Mae King 92 Indiana Thomas Raymond Keith 87 St Augustine for Merly of Gipsy Webster Harold 75 arca Dia Fla business lottery midweek you know youre getting along in years when you awake now and then without an ache or a pain and this makes you wonder Why 36 pages 4 sections 1990 Indiana printing and publishing company Indiana a thirty five cents Casey Waltzes in Hafer in close race Philadelphia a demo cratic gov Robert p Casey easily swept to a primary Day Victory Over a pro Choice challenger but Republican Barbara Hafers close win Over a virtual unknown antiabortion candidate left her defending her campaigns chances in the fall Casey seeking his second term won the nomination tuesday by a 7723 margin Over attorney Philip s Berg a suburban Philadelphia at Torney who ran strictly on a pro Choice platform Casey signed the nations toughest abortion restrictions in november the result is a Strong endorse ment by the democratic voters of this state of our record of the last four Casey said after his Victory they support that Agen though abortion is important he said people Are just As concerned about his efforts for Job creation environmental cleanup and control on illegal drugs Hafer who is pro Choice emerged with a 5446 win Over Marguerite Peg Luksik who had never sought Public office before and had no Money for Media advertising mrs Luksik opposes abortion a lot of republicans that i talked to across Pennsylvania didst even know there was a Hafer said in Pittsburgh tuesday night we have to remember that the pro lifers Are very organized they went out and worked and voted this sends a message to the pro Choice people that we Are not she added in the democratic lieutenant governors race incumbent Mark s Singel an abortion foe outspent and out campaigned former Iowa con Gressman Edward Mezvinsky and came away with a 7129 margin of Victory fearing a Las minute Tele vision onslaught Singel spent at least on Media advertising Mezvinsky waited until 12 Days be fore the primary to Start his Campaign and then skipped doing any ads the Campaign actually became a referendum on financing an election More than anything Melvin sky said five Pennsylvania congressmen easily survived primary challenges As nominees for the states 23 con Gressional seats were selected voters also picked nominees for 203 state House seats and 25 of 50 state Senate seats democrats also won two special elections to retain seats left vacant by the death of House speaker James Manderino of Westmoreland county and the retirement of sen James Ross of Beaver county in the legislative races rep Ken Neth Brandt a pro Choice advocate from conservative Lancaster county was Defeated in Montgomery county Republican incumbent James h Clark an abortion foe Robert Casey was Defeated by a pro Choice Chal Lenger groups favouring abortion rights failed to Knock off the Legislatures leading abortion foe rep Stephen Freind Delaware who authored the states new Law it bans abortions after the 24th week of pregnancy requires spousal notification and a 24hour waiting period the notification and waiting period sections Are being challenged in court Barbara Hafer Freind won by a 5248 margin Over businesswoman Ellen Fisher in Philadelphia rep William Gray won a political intr party fight against City party chairman Bob Brady Grays candidate for state legislature incumbent rep Louise Bishop Defeated Carol Ann Camp Bell who was backed by Brady the fight was viewed As part of the mane vering to choose a mayoral see Page 6 column 1 county voter turnout lowest in years by Carl Kologie Gazette assistant editor a general Lack of interest apparently because of the Many candidates who ran unopposed resulted in one of the lowest voter turnouts in recent years in Indiana county Only of the eligible voters or 29 percent went to the polls on tuesday and there were very few surprises in Indiana county eyebrows were raised slightly when Marguerite a Peg Luksik of Johnstown polled More votes in Indiana county than state auditor general Barbara Hafer in her bid to become the Republican candidate for Gover nor unofficial tallies showed Luksik collected 50 percent of the county gop vote winning with a total of to a margin of 105 votes Hafer had 48 percent of the county vote this was in line with the statewide results where Luksik did win in Many areas but lost to the former Allegheny county commissioner Hafer in a race much closer than political analysts anticipated Hafers running mate Harold f Mowery was unopposed and polled votes governor Bob Casey was an easy Victor on the democratic Side in Indiana county winning by a to margin Over his opponent Philip j Berg cases running mate it gov Mark Singel of Johnstown followed suit easily out distance ing de Mezvinsky to in the Only race involving county Candi dates Indiana attorney Jay y Rubin Defeated Emil j Dicembre of Brus Valley township to for state democratic committeeman there were races for party committee slots on both tickets but because of the Many writ Eins the results will be not available until the final count is released by officials at the courthouse on the Republican ballot both Elise t Young and Frank e Moore were reelected to the gop state committee with and votes respectively they were both on the ballot with two to be elected the Only other countywide race involved the 4th District of the House of representatives where incumbent Democrat Joseph p Kolter easily Defeated Frank m Clark of Lawrence county to 972 Kolter will be opposed by Gordon Johnston a Penn state assistant chemistry professor who won in Indiana county by a margin of to Over John loth a state general Assembly candidates ran unopposed they included republicans Paul Wass 62nd District and Sam Smith 66th District 517 and democrats Sara Steelman 62nd District and Andrew billow 72nd District for an election night the courthouse was relatively quiet tuesday evening and the total count was completed shortly after when the last precinct reported Indiana third Ward fourth precinct re ported at the courthouse at Only 36 minutes after the polls closed the last precinct to report was Green township second precinct at it was reported that officials at this precinct hand counted the votes prior to reporting to the courthouse this prompted one Veteran courthouse official to comment this Only proves that the computers can count the entire county quicker than it takes to count one unofficially the republicans had a turnout of approximately 27 percent while the democrats had 29 percent go to the polls Joseph Kolter Gordon Johnston Kolter wins easily Johnston gets nod incumbent democratic con Gressman Joe Kolter of Beaver county has apparently won his party nomination for the 4th District House of representatives seat Over challenger Frank Clark the 4th District includes All of Indiana and Butler counties and parts of Armstrong Westmore land Beaver and Lawrence coun ties unofficial results show rep Kolter received votes across the 4th District to Clarks in his Home county rep Kolter beat his opponent by a 61 mar Gin even in Clarks Home territory of Lawrence county rep Kolter accumulated a 31 advantage Over his challenger rep Kolter was first elected to the office in 1982 Clark had served 20 years in Congress be fore he retired on the Republican ticket Penn state assistant chemistry professor Gordon Johnston also of Beaver county won the gop nomination to the 4th District defeating farm consultant and former University professor John loth of Lawrence county unofficial totals from the six counties in the 4th District show Johnston with votes to lots Murtha turns Back Strong bid by Burkley Johnstown rep John p Murtha of Johnstown turned Back a Strong bid from Greensburg attorney Ken Burkley to win the demo cratic nomination for the House of representatives seat in the 12th congressional District at tuesdays primary election Murtha 57 is seeking his ninth consecutive term in Congress he apparently will face Johnstown dentist William Choby 39 the re publican candidate at the novem Ber general election or Choby apparently won the gop nod tues Day Over Tony Joseph also of Johns town Muelha reportedly carried about 55 percent of the voter turnout in the District he finished with votes while Burkley reportedly carried about 43 percent with or John Schrader a 71yearold West Moreland county veterinarian who supports political Maverick Lyndon Larouche finished last in the three Way race with Murtha carried Cambria county to for Burkley but Burkley had the upper hand in Westmoreland county to for Murtha Choby Defeated Joseph to the Murth Burkley race attracted extensive attention both in the District and statewide Burkley called a news conference at noon today to discuss his future plans he told reporters tuesday night he intended to seek the Nomi nation again in 1992 in not he said both Murtha and Burkley Are Well known in Indiana county Mur thas District presently comprised of Cambria Westmoreland and Somerset counties and a Small part of Armstrong county formerly included Indiana county while Burk Ley is an Indiana native with Strong family ties to Blairsville Murtha carried Cambria and Somerset counties while Burkley who had the Westmoreland county democratic committees endorsement in Westmoreland county reportedly won there but the margin was not enough to offset marthas strength elsewhere i think it was very close As 1 always thought it would Burk Ley said tuesday night adding that he was disappointed Over the size of his Lead in Westmoreland county Murtha spent the night in Washington and want immediately available for comment the democratic nomination in the District is critical about two thirds of the voters in the District Are registered democrats John p Murtha other election results the gazettes coverage of tuesdays primary election includes numbers of stories on the state congressional and District Levels in addition to Page one the coverage includes roundups of Jefferson and Armstrong coun ties on Page one Section two and other results throughout the newspaper readers Are reminded that All results Are unofficial pending review by the election boards in the various counties guards surround estonian government buildings Riga a guards surrounded government buildings in the secessionist Republic of Estonia today after soviet loyalists con verged on parliament in what the Premier called a failed coup at lawmakers in neighbouring Lithuania began a close door debate on new proposals designed to end an impasse with soviet president Mik Hail s Gorbachev Calm was reported in All three Baltic republics in Moscow Secretary of state kangaroos mexican night tonight buy one dinner get second for half off James a Baker Iii said he would press soviet leaders to explain Why they have not begun talks with Baltic leaders Baker is on a four Day visit to make Progress on arms control before Gorbachev and presi Dent Bush meet in Washington this month a pro Independence newspaper the estonian Independent reported that estonian prime minister Edgar Savisaar told Baker in a Telegram about tuesdays attempts by mos cow loyalists to occupy estonian government buildings Savisaar told Baker the estonian government would be deeply sur prised were the incidents in Estonia and Latvia not to find reverberation in today talks a crowd estimated at up to swarmed around Estonia Parlia ment building in the republics Capi Tal Tallinn on tuesday Savisaar broadcast an Appeal for citizens to come Here to save Estonia there is a coup attempt he said in the broadcast which was monitored in Moscow and Tran scribed by the Eta estonian news Agency in Tallinn thousands of Tallinn residents rushed to the parliament and re placed the red soviet Flag with the traditional Blue White and Black Banner that was raised last week when the legislature restored a 1937 Independence charter pro Independence demonstrators formed two human chains through which soviet loyalists were allowed to leave the area Eta reported Calm returned to the City by estonian reports said finnish television said pro Independence crowds remained around govern ment broadcasting stations during the night to Block any takeover attempt Peoples front Security guards were stationed around the clock at other government buildings Eta reported Eta estimated the mos cow loyalists at and put Groin dependence forces at finnish to estimated the pro Independence crowd at and the secessionist demonstrators at the incident lasted just Over two hours the estonian Independent said the estonian government late tuesday decided to set up a Home guard of civilian volunteers to protect official buildings so far the buildings have been guarded by members of the Peoples front a grassroots Politi Cal group a similar confrontation occurred see Page a column 1 Rose inn chef tonight thursday 4636303 do you like surprises june 18 aaa mystery bus tour 3494193

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