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New Castle News (Newspaper) - May 31, 1986, New Castle, Pennsylvania 1 the m a inside stories soviets Rock to Benefit victims at chernobyl a see Page 3 television costumers set american styles a see Page 8 celtics out to capture Aba title with defense a see Page 11 new Castle news one Hundred and sixth year Speed plunges off Mountain into River Bridgeport Calif. Up police suspect excessive Speed caused a chartered bus full of elderly passengers to hurtle off a Mountain Highway into an icy White water River killing at least 19 people. The bus returning from a gambling Outing in Reno nev., to Southern California skidded out of control on a curve yesterday and plunged 30 feet Down an embankment into the Runoff swollen Walker River Northeast of Yosemite National Park. Eight bodies were recovered from the battered starline Tours bus 10 bodies were pulled from the surging River a three of them 15 Miles downstream a and 22 people were injured including the Driver officials said. One person was listed As missing and presumed dead. A it looked like a Battlefield a said Irv Pigovat Redding Calif., a witness. A the bodies were entangled. There was a lot of blood and a lot of people in a it was a horror a said Judy Sobel of Van Guys Calif., whose motorcycle touring group had been passed by the bus a Short time before. A it was please see bus Page 3 no. 222 new Castle a saturday May 31, 1986 -18 pages single copy 25 ing bus crashes 19 die kill 5 tour bus is pulled from the swirling Waters of the Walker River after it skidded off a Mountain Road killing at least 19 up photo10 still missing Pittsburgh up at least five people were dead and 10 were missing today after thunderstorms caused Flash flooding and mudslides in suburban Pittsburgh officials said. Deputy Allegheny county Coroner Fred Bell said the fifth victim was discovered around 8 . Today in Shaler township just North of Pittsburgh. Authorities said some three inches of rain fell in one hour last night in Shaler causing landslides Power outages downed Trees and Telephone lines and a number of evacuations. Bell said three other victims were found in Shaler and one was discovered in Etna also in Allegheny county by 9 . Last night. A More Are missing approximately 10 right now a said Deputy Allegheny county Coroner Robert keys. A i believe tomorrow they will find More when there is keys identified one of the dead As Tim Kamenzind 28, of Millvale. The other five victims remained unidentified. All were found around 9 . Last night he said. Flooding along the Pine Creek a tributary to the Allegheny River caused hundreds of people to be please see floods Page 3 . To abandon Salt 2 despite nato plea Halifax Nova Scotia up a bounced tuesday that the to Niton Tor info Morl can/4 Nork no o i.1__a.__r____xt i a a it. A Halifax Nova Scotia up the Reagan administration to the consternation of its Western allies appears dead set on abandoning the Salt 2 nuclear arms agreement with Moscow even at the expense of the next superpower Summit. A you have to do the things that must be done a Secretary of state George Shultz said at the conclusion of the Semi annual meeting of nato foreign ministers yesterday. The two Day closed door meeting in this Canadian port City was dominated by Sharp clashes Between Shultz and his counterparts Over president Reagan a decision announced tuesday that the United states no longer considers itself bound to comply voluntarily with the a ratified agreement. The final statement issued by the 16 ministers at the conclusion of the session did not mention Salt 2. But Sharp differences were apparent. Sir Geoffrey Howe British foreign Secretary told reporters that a with All its shortcomings a Salt 2 should remain in place so As not to a a unravel .-soviet arms control. Nato Secretary general Peter Carrington said some ministers a Felt a flawed treaty is better than no but he insisted All emerged a bet Ter informed and perhaps a Little Wiser from what was described As a highly charged session. Britain West Germany Canada Belgium and the Netherlands reportedly had the strongest criticism during two Days of meetings for Reagan a decision. Shultz made no secret of the fact that there was intense disagreement. A at one Point somebody reflected a i wonder if they talk like this in the Warsaw pact a and there was a round of laughter a he told a news conference before returning to Washington. But Shultz bluntly made it Clear that As far As the administration is concerned Salt 2 is All but dead. The United states is seeking a a shifting of gears away from an agreement that was never ratified by the Senate is being violated by the soviets and becoming a increasingly obsolete a Shultz said. The administration Shultz said wants to get away from the a a technicalities of what Salt 2 a May or May not have called for and shift to a new agreement with deep arms reductions that take soviet violations into account. When Reagan announced his decision tuesday he said in a written Perdue guilty in fatal stabbing of his Mother by Rick Elia new Castle news Glen Dale Perdue was found guilty of third degree murder last night in the stabbing death of his Mother. A Lawrence county common pleas court jury of seven women and five men deliberated for about seven hours yesterday before reaching a verdict about 11 20 . Perdue 38, of 503 Bell ave. Is being held in the Lawrence county jail without Bond. Third degree murder carries a maximum prison term of 20 years and a possible Fine of up to $25,000. The body of Luevene Perdue 55, of 15 s. Round St. Was found the morning of nov. 8 in her second floor bedroom. She was stabbed 25 times. Her son was arrested after he called police to the residence. The jury began deliberations about 4 30 . It had the Choice of first or third degree murder or voluntary manslaughter. The difference Between first and third degree murder is that in first degree murder the person accused must have formed a specific intent to kill. Closing arguments and the judges charge to the jury were held yesterday. The prosecution was handled by assistant District attorneys j. Craig Cox and Thomas w. Minett. Perdue a court appointed lawyers were Lawrence m. Kelly and Daniel i. Herman. President judge Glenn Mccracken or. Presided Over the trial. Sentencing will be held after any Post Trail motions Are ruled on. Kelly said this morning that motions for a new trial and for a reversal of the jury a decision will probably be filed. He said Perdue must agree to filing the motions and they must be submitted within 10 Days. In a closing statement that lasted about an hour Kelly said a we need Only look to the testimony of one please see Perdue Page 3 Glen Dale Perdue guilty in the stabbing death of his Mother news photo by Clif Page statement that two Poseidon submarines would be destroyed soon to keep the United states within limits for the next few months. Reagan said that when More cruise missiles Are deployed on b-52 bombers later this year the United states will exceed the Salt 2 limits. But Shultz emphasized the View that Salt 2 is obsolete and said that whatever happens the administration is looking to a new Era of arms control. In Bonn yesterday Falin Velentin head of the soviet no Vosti news Agency said he was pessimistic on the chances for a second Summit betwee Nunion sues county Over pay benefits a Union representing court related and jail employees is seeking approximately $50,000 in pay and benefits in a suit filed against the Lawrence county commissioners and controller. The suit was filed in . District court of Western Pennsylvania by labourers combined funds of Western Pennsylvania. The Union is seeking payment for retroactive pay insurance vacation sick leave holidays and dental and Eye care for about 20 part time employees Between april 1 and dec. 31, 1984. In addition to the pay and benefits the Union is seeking interest penalties and attorney fees. The employees some of them no longer on the payroll Are members of construction and general labourers local 964. The Union says in its suit that the county has violated a collective bargaining agreement by failing to make the payments. Controller Robert e. Foht said some payments such As vacation and sick leave benefits have already been paid. For the dental and optical benefits Foht said the commis please see suit Page 3 judge refuses to bar demolition at Cascade Park by Nancy Lowry new Castle news Lawrence county president judge Glenn Mccracken or. Yesterday rejected a request to bar the City from tearing Down buildings at Cascade Park. A hearing to determine who owns the buildings and their contents is scheduled for 3 . Thursday. The hearing was requested by Marjorie Vesco and Cascade amusement co. Mrs. Vesco the wife of Cascade amusement co. President Paul Vesco who operated the Park since 1952, says she owns the buildings at the City owned Park. In her request mrs. Vesco said City employees Are preparing to tear Down the Skee Ball restaurant Rainbow game and Arcade buildings at the Park. Loss of these buildings and their contents would cause a irreparable injury a she said. City administrative assistant George b. Howley who is in charge of the Park restoration project said All buildings and their contents Are the property of the City. The City says Vesco relinquished All claims to buildings and Park amusements except the roller coaster by not removing them by March 31. Under the agreement with the City Vesco will retain ownership of the roller coaster until dec. 31. Howley said yesterday that the City plans to Burn the buildings Down. They would have been gone already he said but the Public works and recreation workers Are Busy with other projects. He said the City will Burn the buildings a someday in he will wait now for the outcome of the hearing on thursday. A a in be had discussions with Vesco about the rides a Howley said. A a in be never had problems about ownership of the buildings or with our plans to clean up the throughout discussions Howley said Vesco has maintained that the buildings Are owned by his wife and the City should Contact her before demolishing them. Howley said the City did this but mrs. Vesco failed to respond to requests filed by City solicitor Dan p. Wimer some 18 months ago. A the problem started when Union township officials began to cite Vesco for creating a nuisance or a junk Yard on his property a Howley said. When Vesco removed the rides from Park property he apparently a had no place to store his amusements and other miscellaneous junk a Howley said. He put parts of the Tumble Bug ride on Railroad property abutting the Park and Howley said this looks other amusements were hauled a free of charge by the City a to Vescor a West Washington Street property and stored there. Howley said the whip ride was dismantled by Vesco but stored in the roller coaster building at the Park. Under its agreement with Vesco the City believes that it now is owner of this amusement and is looking for a buyer. A this request for an injunction is his Way of trying to hold up the City on the Park project by using these old dilapidated buildings As storage Sheds a Howley said. Reagan and soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev. He also questioned if his country could meet Reagan a criteria for continued Salt 2 compliance a unless we declared ourselves the 51st Shultz called on the soviets to a get Busy and Start preparing for the stalled Summit. A we Hope the soviet Union shares that View but we can to control what they do a he added. In their final statement the ministers expressed determination to make Progress on nuclear disarmament and backed . Efforts a to achieve deep reductions in soviet and . digest a Veather a Western Pennsylvania partly Cloudy tonight with a 40 percent Chance of showers. Low around 60. Southwest winds at 10 to 15 Mph. Partly Cloudy sunday with a 60 percent Chance of thunderstorms. High around 80. Extended forecast mostly Cloudy with a Chance of showers and thunderstorms monday through wednesday. Lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s. News Index churches. .6-7 classified. .15-16-17 comics. County report. Editorial. .4 entertainment. .10 Public notice. .15 Lotter a Pennsylvania daily number. Fits lotto.4-11-12-21-23-39 alternate. Ohio daily number. Pick-4. Death record May 31, 1986 mrs. Alice m. Brush 75, new Castle Frank Mastroianni 86, North Adams mass. Dustin Carran 3 months 227 Park ave. Mrs. Alta Dixon 76, 1709 Neshannock blvd. Benjamin f. Jones sr., 82, Pulaski re 1

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