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New Castle News Weekend (Newspaper) - November 21, 1998, New Castle, Pennsylvania Saturday sunday new Castle a november 21 -22,1998 119th year no. 62 copyright 1998 new Castle news new Castle news a a a a Quot 1 a a cast i new _ go cases clip Taw Powlen �9� 0 1ft Opial Quad a semifinals 3 30 today Pitt stadium classified 21-27 comics to 28 crossword .25 daily record 6 entertainment.l9 horoscopes .25 living 9-12 money.7 obituaries 5 sports 15-18 new Castle once packed quite a Junchen the boxing a a a Page 2 news getting anew owner a Thomson Sells new Castle and Ashtabula papers to company based in Alabama by Nancy Lowry new Castle news Thomson newspapers has sold the new Castle news and Ashtabula Ohio Star Beacon to Community newspaper holdings inc., based in Birmingham Ala. A your decision to part with these properties is very much in line with our practice of concentrating on those local markets that Are Best suited to our business strategy a said Stuart Garner president and chief executive officer of Thomson newspapers. A we Are applying the same formula with these transactions that led us to recently acquire another Ohio newspaper from Chi. We will continue to strengthen our groups of newspapers on a regional basis to deliver Quality for readers and Market share for Thomson newspapers publishes local newspapers for local markets. Many of these newspapers from strategic marketing groups that meet regional marketing and communications needs through a variety of products and services including the collective marketing strength of member newspapers. In other areas key standalone newspapers address both regional and local marketing and communications needs. S a we have been proud to serve the new Castle and Ashtabula communities a says Garner. A i want to thank readers and advertisers for their business and the Thomson newspapers staff please see news Page 7 tragedy Matrimony a couples 1963 wedding was darkened by the assassination of president Kennedy the Day before Dukes convicted in West Side shooting by Rick Elia new Castle news Damian Dukes was convicted yesterday of three of four charges in a shooting incident at a West Side tavern in which a bystander was fatally wounded. A jury of six men and six women deliberated about 2v2 hours before finding Dukes not guilty of attempted murder and guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon aggravated assault with intent to inflict serious bodily injury and recklessly endangering. Sentencing is scheduled for 1 30 . Jan. 4. The three charges merge for sentencing purposes and he faces a mandatory minimum term of five years. Ronald Jamie Palmer 28, of 7 Moye place was shot in the head inside the Gables hotel the morning of july 2, 1997. He died the same Day at mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. The shot that killed Palmer was fired by a bartender Albert Nixon jr., 24, of 10372 Sharp St. Prosecutors said Nixon Wasny to charged because he was acting in self def Rise against Dukes who allegedly opened fire in the bar after a confrontation Between himself and Nixon outside the establishment concerning fireworks that Dukes had been setting off. The charges against Dukes Stem from his shooting at Nixon. Dukes 20, of 920 e. Washington St. Claimed he had no intention of shooting at Nixon but the gun went off when Palmer who was his Friend struggled with him Over the weapon in an attempt to keep Dukes from using it. A proposed plea bargain that included a non binding recommendation of a two to five year prison term fell through prior to the trial. Dukes version of what happened did no to Constitution the charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon to which he had pleaded guilty. President judge Glenn Mccracken jr., who presided Over the trial and will sentence Dukes Wasny to required to follow the sentencing recommendation in the proposed plea bargain. Dukes has other Legal problems. He is being held without Bond on pending Federal drug charges and he is one of two men charged in a firebombing at the Lawrence county government Center. Please see Dukes Page 6 Hill View proposed budget pared to reduce losses by Debbie we cheer Bonnie new Castle news officials of Complete care services inc. Have whittled enough from Hill View Manors proposed 1999 budget to compensate for More than half the losses from medicare reimbursements that were predicted last month. Members of Complete care services administrative staff met with the Lawrence county com missioners yesterday morning to give them a second budget proposal for the county a nursing Home. Donald g. Black regional vice president of the Horsham a based firm that manages Hill View cautioned that the county not having to pay anything is Only a possibility. The company presented a proposal at the end of last month that would have required the county to kick in about $422,088 for Hill views operations. That deficit is from an anticipated reduction in medicare and medicaid reimbursements next year that Are based on the nursing Homes 1995 Cost report. However the new proposal predicts a deficit of Only $163,636. The difference is a result of striking out staff positions that will be eliminated through attrition explained Larry Epting the chief financial officer of the company a Eastern division. The total saved from wages will be about $270,000, he said. That is by reducing nursing staff time by More than 300 hours. Epting noted the positions would include three previously created by salary Board that May be eliminated by the county if someone decides to resign. There would be no layoffs involved Black said. Epting noted that nothing else is changed in the new budget from the earlier one proposed. He pointed out that All nursing facilities managed by Complete care services Are making similar moves because most of the Homes will be seeing a reduction in medicare reimbursements Epting said. He knows of Only one nursing Home that will get an increase in reimbursements. The company based the 1999 budget on an average census of 121 residents Epting said. Later in the financial report please see budget Page 7 today a obituaries weekend weather meet Patricia Ann Shoaf by Ann Margaret Lambo news correspondent for most married couples their wedding Day is a joyous memorable experience. There Are so Many memory makers a the wedding gown the ceremony the reception the cake. The matrimonial memories of Joe and Sally Yost have a historic element As Well. Joe married the former Sally Lundy 35 years ago on nov. 23, 1963, a the Day after president John e Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas As he campaigned with his wife Jackie for his second term in office. A there was not a consideration not to go through with the wedding inside. Aide to then Texas governor John Connally recalls fateful Day in Dallas. See Page 3 because it was Small just friends and family a the 57-year-old Sally explained. A Aback then the Day after Kennedy a assassination there was a feeling of disbelief that All this was happening. It did not really set in that Kennedy had been assassinated until we were on our Sally said she Felt As though everyone was talking about Kennedy and Only Kennedy on her wedding Day. She is Quick to Point please see Juk Page 6 Joe and Sally Yost Cut their wedding cake on nov. 23, 1963. Emery w. Back 85, Villa Maria Center Edna Dagres 78, Sharon Sandra l. A a pickles Deal Hubbard Ohio Charles Francis Flannery 64, 425 e. Euclid ave. Barbara a. Gibson 69, 1130 Butler ave. Eileen l. Heidish 85, Wilmington Road Ruth Kirkpatrick 88, rd1, Center Church Road Charles Michael Knauss 69, Slippery Rock Archie f. Thompson 85, Chapin Road Louis a. Voto sr., 68, 1009 Adams St. See Page 5 saturday High 35 to 45 Low 25 to 35 sunday High 45 to 55 Low 25 to 30 the week ahead partly sunny monday. High in 50s, Low 30 to 35. Chance of showers tuesday. High 45 to 55, Low in 30s. Partly sunny wednesday. High 45 to 55, Low in 30s. Occupation office staff and receptionist Ellwood City area historical society Center Community service former girl scout troop Leader sunday school teacher birthrate oct. 2,1933 Hometown time a. Near Washington a when i was in High school the school nurse asked me where i was born. When i told her a in time a she got real Huffy and i understand Why first childhood memory taking my brother Larry to first Grade the greatest influences on my life my Mother Enger Toland and Florence Krepps last Book i read a a Chesapeake by James Michener people May be surprised to know i have never had a speeding ticket three words that describe me Best doing my Best Best advice i Ever heard philippians 4 13 �?o1 can do All things through Christ who strengthens

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