New Castle News Weekend in New-Castle, Pennsylvania
23 May 1998

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23 May 1998

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New Castle News Weekend (Newspaper) - May 23, 1998, New Castle, Pennsylvania Saturday sunday new Castle a May 23-24,1998 118th year no. 219 Coop right 1998 new Castle news today in sports n the Road Gam seven Days after being dealt to the Florida marlins Mike Piazza is sent packing again this time to the mets for three prospects. I see Page 17 1/ejf k Pic a a a remember when inside a a a classified. .23-28 comics to. .22 crossword. .25 daily record. .5 entertainment .13 horoscopes. .27 living. .9-12 Money. .13 obituaries. .5 sports. .17-21 Ftp k. Wampum High basketball legacy Isal limited to Jas tube boys Page future on hold a student leaves school Early after learning he has Hodgkin a diagnosis i of i s 0\ youth by Judy Hruska new Castle news Jason Decristoforo will have to put his dreams on hold for at least sue months. In Early May the ninth Grade Neshan Nock High school student was diagnosed with Hodgkin a disease. A Wood shop and drafting Are my favorite subjects and i can to really do that now a said Jason who cannot attend school to avoid exposure to viruses. The disease and chemotherapy treatments he receives have lowered his resistance to illness. The 15-year-old Hopes to someday become an architectural craftsman like his older brother Michael Camerot. A i wanted to Start golfing this summer too. But that will have to wait until next year a Jason added. Life changed suddenly said Jason smother Marcia Decristoforo. Her son discovered the lumps on his neck and underarms. After visiting a doctor and Jameson Hospital it was determined that his Lymph nodes were enlarged. Extensive testing led him to children a Hospital of Pittsburgh where Hodgkin a disease was confirmed. The cancerous disorder is character Matthaw s. High news three weeks ago the lives Jason Decristoforo and his Mother Marcia changed dramatically when Jason was diagnosed with Hodgkin s disease. Sized by usually painless but progressive enlargement of Lymph nodes and other lymphoid tissue. The cause has remained unknown since the British physician Thomas Hodgkin first described the condition in 1832. Recent studies suggest the disease could result from prolonged and severe viral infections or Long term occupational exposure to dust leading to the alteration of genes that affect cell mediated immunity. Last week it was determined that Jason will need to undergo surgery to replace a damaged intravenous Catheter permanently implanted to deliver chemotherapy. Marcia underwent surgery herself three weeks ago and wont be Able to drive for approximately six weeks. Transporting Jason to Pittsburgh every week for therapy has become a Challenge. So far Camerot has been taking time off from work to drive Jason to children a Hospital of Pittsburgh. However Camerot cannot afford much time off since he recently started a new Job. Pat Cronk guidance Counselor at Neshannock High school found a Volunteer to take Jason to his therapy in Pittsburgh once but each week requires another search. Jason must make the trip each Friday. Cronk checked with Allied coordinated please see future Page 7 they re Safe a updated technology attention to details help Young baseball stars stay on the Field and off the injury list by Kevin Flowers new Castle news Tiffany Wolfe news this Catcher s wardrobe is part of the new protective equipment new Castle has purchased for Little leagues. Thirty years ago with the United states in the midst of the space race the nations youngest baseball players were afforded safety equipment that effectively kept them in the dark Ages. Not Only were the uniforms Loose fitting flannel the age of batting gloves Ana aluminium bats still was years away. The risk of injury was very real because relatively Little was done in terms of prevention. Catchers always have been Given the most in safety Wear. Besides the mask Chest protector and Shin guards receivers for decades also have worn protective cups. Today available technology is catching up with the safety needs of the various Little leagues throughout the nation. Lance Vanauken director of Media relations for Little league baseball inc. In Williamsport pa., said the Parent organization has required its players to Wear batting helmets since the mid-1950s. In 1998, required headgear includes a one piece helmet with a double ear Flap. More changes have been made since please see Safe Page 6 f unit Ives a run ends in county a Man convicted in Georgia slaying arrested in new Castle 21 years after disappearing while on parole by Rick Elia new Castle news the search for a convicted murderer missing for about 20 years after a parole violation in Georgia ended in new Castle this week. City police arrested James Bofinger 53, tuesday afternoon at his residence at 614 Forrest St. Bofinger who authorities said has used several aliases including Gary James Camisa was on parole for a murder conviction when he disappeared in 1977. He was traced through a California Drivers License according to Scheree Lipscomb director of Public information for Georgia a state Board of pardons and paroles. New Castle police said they were contacted by Georgia authorities and Given a West Washington Street address he used to collect veterans administration benefits. City police whose work in the Case was praised by Lipscomb investigated and discovered that Bofinger lived on Forrest Street. Bofinger was returned to Georgia after waiving extradition. Lipscomb said he has waived a hearing for his parole violation and has been returned to that states prison system. He was sentenced in 1968 to life in prison plus five years after pleading guilty to murder. Lipscomb said he was accused of shooting a Man he knew seven times while on military leave. Georgia Law allows for a prisoner to be paroled from a life sentence and Bofinger received an educational release in 1974. He later escaped from a Halfway House and was free for three months before being recaptured and sent Back to prison. He was re paroled in february 1977. Lipscomb said she did no to know How Bofinger ended up in new Castle but he was born in Kittanning and had lived in Farrell. Man charged in Butler Church fire Butler Cap a a 26-year-old former Church member was accused yesterday of setting one of the six fires that have destroyed or damaged Western Pennsylvania churches since Jan. 20. Todd r. Davies of 2185 Prospect Road Prospect Butler county was indicted on one charge of malicious destruction of property by fire. The indictment alleges that Davies set fire to the Calvary Baptist Church of 199 great Belt Road March 12 in Jefferson township about 20 Miles North of Pittsburgh state police said. Davies is charged with malicious destruction of property by fire and will remain free until his arraignment May 29 before . Magistrate please see fire Page 7 today a obituaries weekend weather meet Jacqueline Mathis Thomas w. Perell sr., 69, Ellwood Cit Ysee Page 5actor-director Dies Santa Maria Calif. Apr John Derek the actor director reputed to have been the Force behind the meteoric career of his wife to Derek died yesterday. He was 71. For More information see Page saturday sunday High 65 to 75 High in the 70s Low in the 40s Low 45 to 55the week ahead Chance of showers or thundershowers monday. High 75 to 80, Low 45 to 55. Chance of showers or thundershowers tuesday. High in 70s, Low in 50s. Occupation clerk receptionist new Castle news birthrate july 26,1961 Hometown new Castle favorite word optimistic if i had a free plane ticket to anywhere in the world i would travel to Ireland least favorite word flippant if you do your current work what would you do own a company if i could do one thing to improve the Community it would be Volunteer to help the less fortunate last Good Book i read a uncommon knowledge a which is about Clark Gables daughter Judy Lewis people May be surprised to know that i attended business school and cosmetology school three words that describe me Best organized dependable honest Best advice i Ever heard the Golden Rule treat others the Way you want to be treated what would you want god to Tell you upon your arrival in heaven a you knew i was Here a Lua a a. A to Fader

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