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Daily Review (Newspaper) - April 3, 1986, Towanda, PennsylvaniaFunding for Sayre Bridge is explained Page three. Y. Mets picked in the no East Page eight Nemea 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. 42,132thursday, april 3, 1986 25 . To probe terrorist bombing of plane Athens Greece it a it a 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. Quot 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. Seven other people including four americans were injured aboard the Boeing 727 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 ill 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 a said Ibrahim al Nami 29, a saudi arabian passenger who was among the injured. See a explosion a Page 18 my Towanda Man ordered to court on extortion conspiracy charges 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 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 a preliminary hearing yester Day 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 apartment 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 at Torney 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 see a Mcgowan a Page 12 new rec Park proposed for Sayre by Jackie Page a new recreational Park near the Little league baseball and Sayre High school baseball Fields in Sayre Borough has recently been proposed to the Sayre Borough Council by the Sayre rotary club with Council to discuss it further during an upcoming workshop meeting next week. Claude Altieri a member of the rotary a task Force proposing the new Park stressed that the Park idea is merely a suggestion to Council at this Point As a possible civic project to develop the Borough grounds located near the Susquehanna River. A the rotary club feels there is a need for Park facilities in the Borough and simply suggested some ideas during their councils workshop meeting a Altieri said. Possible facilities for the proposed Park include a jogging track designated parking area for the grounds a boat Landing for water accessibility a picnic and Pavillion area Horseshoe pits softball Fields bandstand site and possibly even Tennis courts Altieri said. He suggested the creation of a Park commission by the Council to do the a a legwork and manage and plan the Park development. This Way the Council would be the a driving Force behind the Park but the commission would actually do the work. Those he suggested on he further suggested that Council would create and control the commission but the commission would actually operate the Parks Active the proposed site for the new Park in Sayre is on the Little league baseball Field and Sayre High school baseball Field grounds near the Susquehanna River. Daily review photo by Jackie Page the commission include a Council member a Sayre school District representative a Sayre Little league representative a representative from the business Community and the Sayre Borough manager. Cities and plan the Parks future projects. Altieri said it is Only logical that Council have control of the Park As the land is Borough owned. Sayre mayor Nicholas Chacona said he has some concerns with the supervision and Upkeep of a new Park As Well As vandalism and liability. A i think it would be a very foolish move for the Council a Chacona said of the proposed Park As he said there would be no one to supervise the Parks activities. He said that the Borough presently has three playgrounds 4th Ward Milltown and East Side that Are in a deplorable shape that now Lay Idle a and he would suggest Council repair those before building any More. He also said the feels that the boroughs recreational facility responsibilities lie with the school District and if there is a need for recreational projects in the Borough it should be up to the school District to provide. Chacona said that funding is also a concern of his. A Mayber there is Money available to build the Park but what about its upkeep9�?� he said Altieri agrees that there Are some roadblocks involved in such a project that would have to be addressed including the a negative attitude by some people involved a he also said that the lands surface water problem could be solved by the proper Type and placement see a new Park a Page 18 George c. Wallace bids teary Farewell to politics Montgomery Ala. A it a 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 a a 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 Sunbelt a 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 h by John Dimaria l 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 prob Lem 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 1 Don t know Why they propose them in the first place. The fact is that there Are no Sim pie 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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