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Daily Review (Newspaper) - April 3, 1986, Towanda, PennsylvaniaJoseph Vincent s sentence reduced by Superior court n. Y. Met picked in the no cast Page three Page eight thursday sunny Friday Cloudy a Complete weather on Page 2�?� chuckle statistics show that what people want most out of their new cars is their teenage sons. 106th year no. 42,132 thursday april 3, 1986 25 cents . To probe terrorist bombing of plane Athens Greece apr a bomb exploded inside a twa jetliner bound for Athens wednesday hurtling four passengers 15,000 feet through the greek skies to their deaths officials reported. At least three of the victims including a baby were americans. A Little known palestinian group claimed responsibility for the bombing saying it was in retaliation for a american arrogance in last week s . Military clash with Libya. Meanwhile in Washington president Reagan ordered an investigation into the bomb blast wednesday that killed four passengers on a twa flight to Athens his aides said. A it is highly probable that the situation that occurred does involve violation of United states Law and so it is appropriate that we provide investigative resources a attorney general Edwin Meese iii said in an interview on the lbs evening news. A the president directed . Authorities to cooperate in the investigation a White House spokesman Larry Speakes told reporters in Santa Barbara calif., near where Reagan is vacationing. Penn Dot gets after Spring crop of holes Spring is a time for Many things baseball easter Kite flying cleaning and filling potholes. This Penn Dot Crew spent yesterday Patching holes which grew All Winter Long on Keystone Avenue in Sayre. Daily review photo by . Donahue seven other people including four americans were injured aboard the Boeing 727 a flight 840 from Rome a which landed safely in Athens 10 minutes later a gaping Hole in its Side officials reported. The explosion occurred at floor level in rows 10 or 11 of the passenger Cabin blowing one seat out through the Hole As the Jet flew at 15,000 feet twa president Richard d. Pearson said in new York. A senior Athens Airport Security official Panagiotis Christopulos had said the blast occurred in the cargo Section below the seats. The airline said 121 people were on Board including 111 passengers seven Crew members and three off duty Crew members. Earlier accounts said 124 were on Board. The flight originated in los Angeles stopped in new York and was scheduled to go on to Cairo Egypt after leaving Athens a there was a big bang and then the Man beside me was blown out along with his seat Quot said Ibrahim al Nami 29. A saudi arabian passenger who was among the injured. See a explosion Page 18 Towanda Man ordered to court on extortion conspiracy charges by sue Corie John m Mcgowan 20, of Washington st., Towanda will face further court action on eight counts each of theft by extortion and conspiracy to commit theft by extortion. District magistrate James Cox ruled at the conclusion of Mcgowan s preliminary hearing yesterday that the prosecution had presented sufficient evidence to bind Over these charges in making the ruling Cox denied motions made by Mcgowan a attorney Stuart Golant to dismiss All charges lodged against his client. Golant contended that the prosecution had failed to prove any crime had been committed he also charged that the police documents which were filed alleging the charges contained insufficient information. All parties agreed to dismissal of a ninth count of the charges of theft by extortion and conspiracy to commit theft by extortion which earlier had also been lodged against this defendant stating that the giving of $50 to Mcgowan the first time head gone to the apart ment of the alleged victim was a voluntary act. Yesterdays preliminary hearing was marked by numerous objections being lodged by Golant the objections which focused on the types of questions District attorney Daniel Barrett was asking his prosecution witnesses the manner in which these questions were being directed and a Blanket objection by Golant to the Overall Way in which this hearing was being conducted were All overruled by the District magistrate Towanda Borough police chief Dale Cole testified that he arrested Mcgowan on March 14. Chief Cole said Mcgowan had confessed the following information to him during questioning conducted at the state police Barracks in n. Towanda during the first part of november the Borough resident who is the alleged victim of these crimes invited Mcgowan to the victims apartment to watch television and drink some Beer. Chief Cole said Mcgowan told him that on that Date the victim had asked Mcgowan to perform a sex act on him which Mcgowan said he did. Mcgowan told chief Cole that on that Date he Mcgowan was Given $50 by the victim. At various times Between november of last year and March of this year Mcgowan was allegedly Given additional sums of monies by the victim tallying $2,000, $2,800, $800, $500, $200 and $4,000. On two other occasions Mcgowan was allegedly Given $40 and $150 by the victim. Cole said Mcgowan had admitted the Money paid by the victim after the initial $50, was in answer to threats made against the victim that the a a cops and District attorney would be told about what had taken place if the Money was not paid. A see a Mcgowan a Page 12 a. Superfund projects to resume i Washington apr with Congress having passed a Stopgap funding measure for the superfund hazardous waste program the environmental Protection Agency said wednesday it can resume full scale cleanup work on 13 Pennsylvania Sites. The Sites Are among 97 around the nation on which work had been halted or slowed because the original $1.6 billion program expired last sept. 30. The House and Senate have passed different Bills to continue Montpelier it. A unseasonably warm weather is ruining much of this years Maple syrup crop and Consumers who love to pour the Sweet stuff Over their pancakes will find it scarcer and More expensive. Vermont which leads the nation in Maple syrup production May be headed to its worst Maple syrup season on record with predictions that at Best the state will produce half of last years crop a if we Are fortunate we will the program and a House Senate conference committee has been unable to agree on Compromise legislation. In the meantime Congress passed an interim funding measure on March 21 giving the Epa $150 million to continue the program Over the next 60 Days at a Normal Pace. A now with the president signing it this week we re ready to Start up a Ann Cardinal of the Epars Philadelphia office said. A a we re anxious to get going come off with half a William Paine Vermont a Deputy commissioner of agriculture said Thomas Todd the president of the new York state Maple producers said a this seasons been so bad we done to want to talk about the problem has been the weather. Cold nights warm Days and a Good Snow cover is the recipe for the Best sap runs. This year though the weather has been too warm to generate Strong runs. The season is always Short. The Pennsylvania Sites Range from a Lehigh county Landfill to a radiation contaminated Lansdowne Home where a College professor conducted Radium experiments. Vater sampling or engineering studies have been conducted at some of the Sites recently. But since oct. 1, superfund has been running on Only $200 million in unspent 1985 funds forcing it to operate at a much slower Pace. Epa administrator Lee Thomas said the March action by Congress tucked Between the last Days of Winter and the first buds on the Trees. Once the buds appear the sap slows and its Quality drops. Vermont produced 535,00 Gallons of syrup last year new York produced 325,000. The two states account for about 75 percent of the syrup produced in the nation. In new Hampshire which produces about 92,000 Gallons a year. Agriculture commissioner Stephen Taylor said production is about one third of Normal would save the Agency from having to dismiss Many contractors who conduct superfund Field work. A however we will once again be on the Brink of a shutdown As of May 31 without additional funding to keep the program going at that level a he said. Rep. William Clinger r-pa., has introduced legislation that would extend for six months the tax superfund uses to obtain its funding a Congress loves to wait until the last minute before it does anything a Clinger said a while i am pleased with the 60-Day Extension of the program i would have preferred my Bill which i think would have Given the House Senate conference members enough time to Settle their according to Epa these Are the Pennsylvania projects on which work can now be accelerated in Many cases Epa noted that the problems have been at least partially addressed a Coon refrigeration Erie surface Drums need removal. A Domino Salvage Yard Valley twp., Montour county Lead found in drinking water Wells. A Dorney Road Landfill Allentown area contaminated pools of surface water warm hurting Maple syrup season George c. Wallace bids teary Farewell to politics Montgomery Ala. Apr George c. Wallace bid a tearful Farewell to politics wednesday announcing in a choking voice that ill health will prevent him from seeking a fifth term As governor of Alabama. A i feel that i must say i have climbed my last political Mountain a Wallace said his voice halting As he fought Back tears before 400 people jammed into the House chamber at the Capitol. A i must pass the rope and the pick to another climber a said Wallace. The 66-year-old governor a paraplegic who has battled ill health during the past three years said his physical ailments would not allow him to compete in the june 3 primary seeking another four year term beginning in january 1987 a recent poll had shown him trailing major contenders for the democratic nomination Wallace who made four runs for the presidency and once vowed to a shake the Eye Teeth of the National political establishment said the assassination attempt that crippled him during his 1972 Campaign had taken its toll on his health. A these five bullets gave me a Thorn in the flesh a he said. A i prayed that it be removed but it was not a the governor quoting the Bible at times found it difficult to continue talking toward the end of his speech and Many in the crowd most of them longtime Wallace Campaign workers and friends began wiping away tears too. He told the crowd that his career had seen Alabama move from the old South to a that great vibrant part called the Wallace who first won the governors office in 1962 As a firebrand segregationist was elected to his fourth term in 1982 As a racial moderate courting the Black vote and Many of his supporters crowding into the House chamber were Black. His first wife the late gov. Lurleen Wallace won the office in 1966 when he could not legally seek re election America is on conservative kick except when it comes to imports in a sure we were All told As children that we a could no to have our cake and eat it i know i was constantly reminded of that As a youngster growing up in the latter half of the first baby Boom Era. With the so called Rise in popularity of the conservative political movement in the United states such simple phrases illustrating restraint and Thrift have become popular again. But while everyone goes around talking like a conservative almost everyone also goes around thinking like a Liberal a at least when it comes to things which Are near and dear to his or her own heart. It would be unfair and untrue to say that people Are hypocrites just a second look by Fyk John Dimaria Rijk i. Because they support something they deeply feel is worthy of support. Despite the fact that such support conflicts with their political leanings. The fact is such discrepancies Between thoughts and actions Are further illustrations of what we like to Call human nature. Americans problems with imports Are a Good illustration of the irreconcilable division that exists Between what we think we should be saying and doing and what we actually say and do. The conservative movement in the United states says let the free Market Rule the Liberal sentiment says we must curb imports to protect ourselves no matter what it costs. Imported products Are usually produced by cheaper labor although this does not always mean foreign workers Are being treated unfairly and therefore have cheaper Price tags. The reason for the difference is because our Standard of living dictates salaries and benefits which Are much higher than those that Are paid to workers in most other countries. An affluent work Force however does not necessarily want to pay top Dollar for the items it buys and there a nothing wrong with that no one trying to hold together a family budget is going to knowingly pay More for things if he or she can help it. Of course not All imports Are cheaper than Domestic products. Most High line japanese and German products in the United states a cars cameras stereo and video equipment for example a Are just perceived to have better features and higher Quality than Domestic goods so Consumers Are willing to pay High prices for them. Some people think that the Best Way to Deal with the import problem is to either place restraints on the exporting countries or to Levy heavy taxes on the importers and buyers of foreign goods i think most of those who Champion those remedies especially lawmakers and Industry leaders know that they will be very costly in both the Long and Short runs so i done to know Why they propose them in the first place the fact is that there Are no simple answers to the import problem any solution that can do some Good without at the same time doing serious damage will work slowly the decrease of the value of the american Dollar abroad is a Good example of a mostly Good but slow process. As the Dollar drops american goods become less expensive on the world Market while foreign goods in the United states become More expensive. As the difference Between the Cost of a foreign product and an american product Narrows All other things being equal the formerly much More expensive american product regains a fighting stance and the american worker gets to keep his or her Job. See a effects a Page 18

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