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New Castle News (Newspaper) - April 5, 1986, New Castle, Pennsylvania Us ratifies cutbacks pact with Ltd Pittsburgh up financially troubled Ltd steel co. Says the ratification of a new 40-month labor contract with the United steelworkers of America represents a another important Milestone in returning the company to steelworkers approved the agreement yesterday by about 5,000 votes a Union spokesman said. The spokesman said 13,162 steelworkers voted for the agreement while 8,340 opposed it. The vote was counted in Pittsburgh. The Union spokesman said the steelworkers made several give backs including $1.14 in wages three paid holidays an average of one week of vacation Cost of living payments and a reduction of shift differentials. A Union spokesman said a fall of our members sacrifices totalling $3.15, will be returned to them in Stock and profit there were about 28,000 steelworkers eligible to vote on the agreement by mail but the spokesman said Only about 21,500 cast ballots. The spokesman said the agreement covers about 22,000 working steelworkers and about 6,000 Laid off workers at Ltd plants in Pennsylvania Ohio Indiana and Illinois. Tentative agreement on the contract which is effective immediately was reached March 15. It was approved 32-6 by the unions local presidents. Ltd steel president and chief executive officer David h. Hoag said a the ratification of this agreement assures our customers that we will continue to provide Quality steel to meet their needs without fear of Ltd steel is the first of six major steel companies employing about 145,000 Active workers to reach and ratify a contract to replace pacts that expire july 31. Aramco Bethlehem steel National steel and Inland steel Are in Early negotiations with the Union. . Steel corp. Plans to begin bargaining in june. Ltd steel the nations second largest steel producer and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Ltd corp., said it needed the concessions to remain in business. The company sustained an operating loss of $227 million last year and has reported $1.7 billion in operating losses since 1982. The Union also won a new contracting out clause which it said will preserve jobs and increase employment opportunities for its Ltd members. The us stressed the fact that pension benefits for 62,000 Ltd retirees will remain intact. Anthony Rainaldi a us District director who led the unions Ltd negotiating team expressed happiness when the results were announced. A i thought it would be much closer than it was a he said of the vote. A a in a Speakes denies plan to retaliate against Libya Santa Barbara Calif. Up a the White House contradicting a senior administration official has denied the United states plans to retaliate against Libya for the attack on Twa flight 840 that killed four americans. The denial was prompted yesterday by National Security adviser Donald Fortiere a statement that libyan Leader Moa mar khad Afy a certainly helped create the climate in which this took place. We will take some action just As we took some action after Rome and a bomb exploded under a seat in the passenger Cabin of flight 840 As it began its descent into Athens wednesday killing four americans who were sucked out of a gaping Hole torn in the Side of the plane. Following terrorist attacks on airports in Rome and Vienna in december khad Afy offered Safe Haven to Abu Nidal the palestinian accused of planning the attacks. The administration retaliated by applying economic sanctions against Libya. A if Fortier said that he a off the reservation a White House spokesman Larry Speakes said when questioned about Fortiere a remarks. As for assessing blame for the attack Speakes said a a we re not ruling anybody out. We re not ruling anybody a White House official in Washington said press reports of Fortiere a remarks a raised a few eyebrows around Here. He appears to be out in front of anything we re saying the los Angeles times quoted Fortier As saying of khad Afy a what in a saying is that he by his actions and his rhetoric created an environment in which this sort of thing is More Likely to occur and that is something that we Are obviously going to take into account at some president Reagan interrupts his vacation routine of horseback Riding and Wood chopping today to deliver a radio broadcast to the nation. Gunman releases hostage ends standoff Chicago up a a 300-Pound unemployed machinist who allegedly killed his landlord and a policeman in a burst of violence two Days ago released an elderly woman hostage unharmed and surrendered quietly today. A a in a willing now a John Pasch 57, told police at 2 30 . Cost and walked out of a White Wood framed two Flat apartment with his hands in the air ending a nearly 36-hour nerve wracking ordeal. Paschos hostage Jean Wiwatowski 74, was taken to Illinois masonic medical Center where she was reported in Good condition. A a she a just tired hungry and a Little stressed a a Hospital spokesman said. The gunman described by a neighbor As a a timid Many and by police As a paranoid a had kept More than 100 police officers and sharpshooters standing watch outside the woman a apartment in a cold drizzle. A the strategy is to wait. Time is in our favor a police superintendent Fred Rice had said earlier but the Public Confidence expressed masked a great Deal of uncertainty. A we did no to feel sure of his surrender until about 30 minutes beforehand a said it. John Kennedy coordinator of the police hostage unit. A there was nothing exceptional about the circumstances of the negotiations a Kennedy said. A they were quite negotiators had kept in nearly constant Contact with Pasch and never went More than 30 minutes without talking to him on the Telephone Kennedy said. Assistant Deputy superintendent Richard Rochford said paschos surrender was possible because a we instilled Confidence in him that he would not be Pasch offered no resistance when he surrendered Rochford said. Police recovered a revolver and a Rifle from the apartment. Rochford said a no deals were made to negotiate the hostages release. A fall we assured him is that he would go to detective Headquarters and our investigation would begin then and head be Able to exert All his civil rights a Rochford said. Police barricades came Down on the tree lined Block in a Middle class neighbourhood on the North Side and residents who had been evacuated since thursday streamed in As scores of heavily armed police left the scene. The standoff began about 3 . Thursday when Pasch allegedly gunned Down his landlord Leslie Shearer 45, during a dispute Over Back rent. The gunman then shot policeman Richard Clark 48, who tried to help the dying landlord police said. Pasch who reportedly weighs 300 pounds ran next door and took Wiwatowski hostage. Her sister Mary 71, reportedly fled unharmed out the front door of the building when Pasch invaded through the Back. Police quickly surrounded the apartment building. Pasch fired 30 rounds during the first two hours of the standoff. He later threw two dead dogs out the window. Pasch told police at one Point he would not consider surrendering until he watched a local television broadcast of the movie a Battle of the when the 1965 film ended shortly before 5 . Cost yesterday Pasch said he needed More time. Thornburgh accused of coverup weekend rain Harrisburg up three democratic lawmakers on a committee investigating the Capitol expansion project have accused gov. Dick Thornburgh of a a a coverup in regard to a june 1984 meeting. A spokesman for the Republican governor said the accusation was a partisan Man Euver and an the House committee sought information recently from the administration about a june 5, 1984, meeting at the governors mansion at which Thornburgh gave the go ahead to the department of general services for construction of the $117 million parking and office Annex. At the time of the meeting bids for construction of the main part of the Annex had been opened and were found to be $32 million Over department estimates. The $86 million construction contract was awarded 10 Days later to Dick corp. Of Pittsburgh. The committee Learned from newspaper accounts last week that Secretary of administration Murray Dickman attended the meeting. In his recent responses on behalf of the governor to committee queries about the meeting budget Secretary Robert Bittenbender failed to mention Dickmann a presence. A it definitely appears that the administration is unwilling to make a full disclosure about what really happened at the june 5, 1984, meeting a said rep. Nicholas Colafella a Beaver who chairs the committee. A this omission of Dickmann a participation. Smells like an intentional coverup by the earlier Colafella had questioned whether Bittenbender a account of the meeting was Complete. Bittenbender said Thornburgh did not discuss in detail at the meeting the design options for the building nor did he discuss contractors. Reps. Peter Daley a Washington and Thomas Caltagirone a Berks also complained that the governor had not made a full disclosure. A the committee has a full accounting of this meeting a said Thornburgh a press Secretary David Runkel. A a it san outrage for them. To make these partisan philippine rebels held . Servicemen Washington up a armed philippine rebels claiming to be members of the communist new Peoples detained for 26 hours 10 . Servicemen on a historical search Mission and released them unharmed a Pentagon spokesman says. The incident Marks the first time american soldiers have been reported captured by the new Peoples which has 16,000 rebels operating in most of the Philippines 74 provinces. The unarmed servicemen were on a a a humanitarian Mission March 13-15, searching for an alleged world War ii . Military air plane crash site in the North Central province of Luzon it. Cmdr. Ross Kudlick said yesterday. Kudlick said the group was investigating reports of the crash site and searching for human remains in Nueva Viscaya province before being directed by local residents to the town of Abler in Walinga Gapayao province Kudlick said. On March 15, the team found the crash site and was on its Way Back to the United states Clark air base when they were intercepted by a group of armed filipinos claiming to be rebels with the new Peoples . The filipinos held the . Team for 26 hours questioned them about the Mission but made no apparent demands and voluntarily released them unharmed Kudlick said. He said it was not immediately known How Many rebels were involved. The american group consisted of six staff members from the Central identification Laboratory in Honolulu three servicemen from Clark in the Philippines a including two explosive ordinance specialists and one historian a and a philippine interpreter. . Officials expressed concern last year about Security around Clark and the Subic Bay naval base in Light of the rapid growth of the new Peoples during the final years of the regime of deposed ruler Ferdinand Marcos. A Senate subcommittee last year found the bases vulnerable to terrorist attacks and cited the detection of an armed communist rebel squad camped near the base. Won t put end to fire threat Harrisburg a. Up expected weekend showers will Only Dampen the threat of Forest fires the department of environmental resources says. Yesterdays rain and additional showers forecast for today and tomorrow will not make up for three weeks of warm dry weather that turned the states forests into kindling Der spokesman Art Creelman said. A a Well need a Nice soaking of rain to erase the threat Creelman said. Yesterdays rain a was about enough to fill a water pistol. It will be gone As soon As the Breeze blows by a he added. Since March 24, a total of 631 fires have destroyed 9,829 acres of private and Public Forest and grass lands the Der reported. About 6,537 acres were scorched in 1985. All fires burning yesterday were under control Creelman said. A everything has a control line around it now a he said. A we have to have people constantly checking on meteorologist Chet Henricksen of the National weather service predicted Pennsylvania would receive from a Quarter to a half Inch of rain this weekend. A that rain is going to help us but we could use an Inch a Creelman said. A a we re not going to be out of fire season until things get Henricksen said extended forecasts Call for showers monday and tuesday. Creelman said although the ground May be Damp people should not assume it is Safe to Burn Brush. Der does not recommend outdoor Brush burning at any time of the year. Creelman said careless burning has caused at least half of the Forest fires reported this Spring. One firefighter and one landowner have died of apparent heart attacks while fighting Brush fires. Pennsylvania game commission spokesman Ted Godshall said there is no estimate of animal losses. He added that fire is a a two edged sword and its effects Are sometimes Good. Godshall said last years tornadoes in Western and Nort Central Pennsylvania destroyed habitats for bears squirrels and turkeys. But when forests started to regenerate Deer rabbits and grouse benefited from additional seedlings and ground cover he said. Snow Job a Street Crews in the City of Parker colo., begin the monumental task of Clearing several feet of Snow yesterday from the streets of the Denver suburb. Residents throughout the Denver metro area spent the Day shovelling and blowing heavy Spring Snow that blanketed the area thursday. Up photo relic a David and Betty Casciato of 1322 Francis place recently located a 40-year-old department of the Treasury Federal income tax refund Check made out to David a father Albert. The Check dated May 31, 1946, is for 20 cents. Albert endorsed the Check but his wife Mary refused to take it to the Bank to Cash it because it was for such a Small amount. Mrs. Casciato plans to have the document laminated to prevent further discoloration and to preserve it. News photo by Clif Page nov Quot in chef a iof a a a a a a a Tif a a a a a a re a Ste a to amp ugh ��01� a sum Sank a a a 9� 5 4 9� of a a is 1941 a a 5 ? Al a a Hift of a a a it Rimo a a a a 20 Ito i a a f in donor Sitifer v regional briefs two hospitalized after accidents two people were hospitalized after a pair of traffic accidents at about 11 . Yesterday in Taylor township. State police said John h. Shropshire 56, of 420 Law View ave. Was travelling North on a. 168 when his Auto left the Roadway travelled about 100 feet and struck a dirt embankment. State police said Shropshire lost control of his vehicle after suffering an apparent heart attack. He is in Good condition in the coronary unit of Jameson memorial Hospital. The car sustained severe damage. Mary Sharek 63, of Wampum re 1 is in fair condition in Jameson after a two vehicle Accident at the intersection of a. 168 and the . 422 bypass. She was a passenger in a car driven by Victor Sharek 61, of Wampum re 1. Another passenger Christina Sharek 26, of Wampum re 1 was treated at Jameson and released. State police said their car was destroyed and Victor Sharek was injured. Neither City Hospital reported treating him. State police said John a Dubrosky 35, of West Middlesex was travelling on . 422 and attempted to Stop before entering a. 168. His brakes failed his truck entered the intersection and was struck broadside by the Sharek Auto. Police question drowning death by United press International Pittsburgh police say they suspect foul play in the death of an Allegheny county Man whose decomposed body was found floating in the Allegheny River on wednesday. James Saunders 23, of Springdale had been reported missing last nov. 30. His body was found in the River near the 16th Street Bridge. The coroners office ruled Saunders had drowned. Police said became suspicious of the death following an investigation. Murder suspect is refused Bond Pittsburgh up an Allegheny county judge has refused Bond for a Pittsburgh area Man accused of ordering the execution of a police informant. Judge Robert Dauer rejected Bond for Darrell Nelson of suburban Monroeville because the District attorneys office is seeking the death penalty. Nelson is charged with criminal homicide in the fatal shooting of Lance Patterson 24, of Pittsburgh in March 1984. Greyhound bus service to begin greyhound bus service to and from new Castle begins monday. The greyhound Agency will be located at East Side pharmacy 708 e. Washington St. Chris Assis owner of the pharmacy will be the agent. Howard c. Kratovel greyhound lines District manager in Pittsburgh said there will be three schedules serving new Castle daily Between Pittsburgh and Erie. The bus to Pittsburgh will leave at 9 50 ., and Erie service leaves at 4 50 and 8 . Additional service to Youngstown Akron Cleveland and Pittsburgh will begin april 27, Kratovel said. Thornburgh set for gop dinner gov. Dick Thornburgh will be the guest speaker at the Lawrence county Republican party a annual Spring dinner april 30 at the new englander. Republican county chairman Donald w. Fox said yesterday the fund raising dinner is set for 7 . Correction clarification obituary. The last name for John b. Olach 68, of 99 Lei skin Lane Boardman was misspelled throughout the obituary yesterday. A if you have a correction or clarification and cannot reach the reporter editor or department please Call the office of Len Kolasinski executive editor at 654-6651. Please make All Calls Between 8 30 . And 3

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