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Daily Review (Newspaper) - April 5, 1986, Towanda, PennsylvaniaChanges in York Avenue Detour Are announced Page three Market has biggest weekly loss Ever Page six business review showers sunday Cloudy a Complete weather on Page 2 chuckle the Only Job where you can stall at the top is a bold amp him 3f��,ut$tu 106th year no. 42,134 saturday april 5, 1986 75 cents part of Sayre s downtown closed gasoline leak forces evacuations by Jackie Page two residences and a number of businesses were evacuated yesterday As a Large portion of Sayress downtown Section was closed off to traffic and pedestrians shortly al ter 3 30 yesterday afternoon after a Gas odor was detected in the creative effects styling Salon 121 w Packer ave., Sayre. Firefighters and Rescue Crews searched and found a gasoline leak from Frisbie a Chevron station located on the Corner of w Packer Avenue and n. Elmer Avenue after they obtained a High hydrocarbon Reading revealing the presence of gasoline in the basement of creative effects according to police chief John Carlson an investigation at the Chevron station showed that about 700 Gal ions of gasoline had leaked from one tank Between thursday and yesterday. Fire chief Joe Desisti said the leak posed a serious danger to area residents and they As Well As Busi Nesses in the w Packer Avenue area were immediately evacuated. Williams Oil company was expected to pump out the remaining gasoline from the defected tank later yesterday evening with department of environmental resources also expected to arrive for testing. Chief Desisti said the gasoline leak was most Likely underground but the exact location was yet to be found. Firefighters and Rescue Crews were expected to be at the scene removing the Gas from the area most of last night with the salvation army providing Coffee for the Crews. Desisti said there was no present danger to area residents As the problem has mostly been confined to the one building chief Carlson said commended the fire department for their Swiff response and investigative work a they did an excellent a. Labor Force hits record level Philadelphia a Pennsylvania a labor Force Rose to a record level in March at the same time that unemployment increased to 7.6 percent but the government said Friday the contradictory figures reflected a continuing expansion of the states recovery. Nationally the unemployment rate was 7.2 percent a drop of Only one tenth of one percent from february a figure indicating to experts that the economic recovery was weakening. Tbs a Jjo Bureau of labor Sla Ristics said that Pennsylva Naiad a labor Pool increased by 127,000 to 5.746,000 workers last month and the employed figure Rose by 90,000 to 5,309,000 people. Both seasonally adjusted figures marked the fourth straight recorded increase for the state and the labor Force numbers Are the highest on record. Area beef prices tumbling fast is whole Herd buyout to blame ill Wes Skillings what was t supposed to happen appears to be happening thanks to the newly instituted whole Herd buyout program and for the moment at least there s a crisis in the area beet Industry. Quot its bad Quot said one dealer in Susquehanna county who buys beef from Farmers and then Sells them to sales barns and packers. A nobody knows when its going to Bottom the whole Herd buyout program offers approved Dairy Farmers the Opportunity to sell out their herds either through Export or Slaughter at a guaranteed bid per hundredweight of milk produced Farmers can then take their Dairy cows heifers or calves and sell them to dealers or livestock auction barns for the beef. This is Chance for Farmers to sell out their herds their debts and get out of the business without sinking in a financial mire the problem according to several sources close to the regional beef Market is that in the last week alone the once per Pound at the sales barns has dropped at least eight cents across the Board and As much As 12 cents by some reports. In new Yorkus Southern tier and Pennsylvania a Northern tier the drop in beef prices struck suddenly and they re dropping quickly. For example a week ago wednesday the typical Price per Pound being quoted for Dairy cows was 74 a cent. Exactly a week later it was Down to 66 cents and still falling Quot they re saying it s going to be 52 cents by Friday a s a tar i a Pferr a # a pm this Capitol trailways bus flipped onto its Side on route 6 in Laceyville yesterday As it attempted to get around a pickup slowing to make a turn. None of the passengers was seriously injured. Daily review photo by John Thomas said one dealer on thursday that drop is almost identical for heifers. Although the whole Herd buyout program was instituted in three phases in an Effort to Avert a glut of beef at the sales barns and packing houses the fact is that More than two thirds of those approved for the buyout Are in the first phase. This phase runs through the end of August but Farmers appear to be desperately get Ting rid of the cows for beef before the Price goes Down any More. A the problem is they re not willing to hold their Price Quot said one dealer of the sales barns. Quot they used to give you a Price on thursday and hold it until Mon Day. Now they wont hold it for More than half a that Means a dealer can get a Price on a thursday afternoon make his deals with the Farmers based on the Price he thinks he a going to receive take his cows to the buyer the next Day and find the Price has gone Down enough in the meantime to Force him to take a loss. Reports Are that sales barns and packing houses Are handling huge volumes of beef thanks to the glut for example a sales barn in Oneonta n.y., had 600 head to dispose of thursday when the Normal volume is under 100. A spokesman for the Pennsylvania Farmers Union pfc reported this week that organization has made a formal request to the . Department see a beef a Page 10 12 slightly injured in it. 6 bus Accident twelve passengers were slightly injured when the capital trailways bus in which they were Riding flipped onto its Side Friday afternoon on route 6 in Laceyville Borough according to state police. Police pointed out that Only the Guardrail prevented the bus and its passengers from plunging Down a 100-foot embankment the bus had Slid out of control and flipped while the Driver was attempting to pass on the South berm according to police Frank e. Miller 56, of Tower City pa., was travelling East on route 6 around 2 49 . When an unidentified pickup truck slowed Down to make a turn onto a legislative Road. Miller slowed the 1983 Csc bus he was driving and moved onto the South berm in an attempt to pass the pickup on the right Miller however lost control. The bus Slid and turned 180 degrees according to police before going off the South see a bus a Page 3 Sayre Eire department and Rescue workers equipped with safety masks and equipment searched yesterday afternoon for a Gas leak in Sayress downtown Section. They were expected to he on tin scene most of last night to remove the gasoline fuels from tin basement of creative effects styling Salon on Vav. Packer Avenue l ail review photo by Jackie Page suspect in twa blast could be slipped away Athens Greece a the prime suspect in the twa bombing spent six hours in the Athens transit lounge and left on a flight to Bei rut minutes before i Fie crippled american Jet made an emergency Landing nearby police said Friday. Italian police have said the woman travelling under the name May Elias Mansur is a known terrorist but a senior a reek Security officer said Quot we were never alerted that she was a suspected a according to our records she Hadnot been in Greece before. We re trying to Trace passengers who might have noticed her on the Athens bound flight of the same twa Jet wednesday from Cairo Nikos Kokkinakis told the associated press. The Boeing 727 flew from Cairo to Athens then to Rome and Back to Athens. The bomb exploded As the Jet approached the Creek capital on the return trip under seat 10f, the one miss Mansur is said to have occupied. Four americans were blown out of the plane to their deaths through a 9-by-3-foot Hole made by the explosion Kokkinakis said miss Mansur left the twa plane at Athens entered that transit lounge immediately and boarded a Middle East airlines flight six hours later that took off for Beirut minutes before a Apt Richard f Petersen landed the bombed plane. Officials of Middle East airlines the lebanese National Carrier in Beirut would not confirm that miss Mansur was aboard flight 254 from Athens on wednesday a statement denying involve Merit in the bombing purportedly signed by miss Mansur was distributed Friday to reporters in the North Lebanon City of Tripoli it said she a had nothing to do with planting the bomb and would sue everyone a who falsely accused Quot her of it there was no Way to determine whether the statement was authentic. A Christian Beirut radio station the voice of Lebanon said miss Mansur had returned to Lebanon and was a member of be revolutionary brigades terrorist group the radio quoted unidentified sources As saying she is a lebanese Christian the widow of a druse militiaman known As atm nirm who was killed last year in Lebanon a civil War it said Mansur was her Maiden name according to the radio she a la Vidos most of her time Between moslem West Beirut and the Village of Bayat in the syrian controlled Bekaan Valley of Eastern Lebanon Quality drama great music Are parts of another Valley chorus hit Quality drama breathtaking music beautifully detailed scenery and an enthusiastic audience Are essential to the Success of a live performance and Are All found in the Valley chorus production of Rodgers and Hammerstein a Musi Cal Quot the sound of music Quot which closes tonight after its fourth consecutive performance held at the Athens High school auditorium three of the shows have been sold out including tonight s performance. Each nights attendance was estimated at 1.100. The plot centers around the unsettled Maria Rainer who. A Postulat with the Tonnberg Abbey is sent to become a temporary governess for the von Trapp family. While there she Falls in love with Captain von Trapp a widower who she eventually marries. Valley viewpoint by Jackie Page the talented local cast from the exuberant voice of Mother abbess played by Joan Mccarty to the Multi talented von Trapp children who provide musical and humorous entertainment combines its Superb musical and dramatic al abilities with a gifted local director Arthur Rae and accomplished or Chestra Section. Playing the Lead. Debra Patterson a Sayre High school graduate exhibits exceptional Talent in her vivacious character Maria Rainer. She beautifully sings the musicals traditional numbers including a the sound of music a Quot my favorite things a and Quot do re the numerous elegantly presented stage scenes received audience appreciation during thursday nights performance with the von Trapp living room scene receiving applause when the curtain initially opened to reveal its display. The Success of the three hour performance depended on its 20-scene flow which was accomplished through the Swift work of the production staff the vocal 36-member nuns chorus melodious background choruses and backstage sounds were Superior adding effective smoothness to the entire production during intermission Only positive reviews were heard about the Quality of the performance its cast members and production Many were impressed with the amount of gifted Talent found locally and How the performance was presented in a professional manner. The Valley chorus under president Charlotte Podolinski and accompanists Clarabelle Delill and Larry Hoey should be congratulated on their Fine efforts in bring ing a Quality professional production to the local audience. The Public should As Well be commended for its support for the groups performances in recognizing and appreciating such Talent one of the Many singing ensembles from Valley chorus music. Daily review photo by Jackie Page a the sound of

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