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Daily Review (Newspaper) - April 5, 1986, Towanda, PennsylvaniaThe daily review. Saturday. April. 5. 19k6 a three demo governor hopefuls spar the Sayre hotel located at 105 n. Lehigh sometime this summer Complete with 13 ave., built in the Early 1900 a is being Reno guest rooms restaurant and lounge. Daily rated and is expected to be re opened review photo by Jackie Page Penn state students Mark Date of King s assassination demand divestment decided that a policy of a selective Harrisburg a democratic gubernatorial hopeful Edward Rendell started a counterattack Friday against one of his primary opponents who has tried to paint Rendell As a parking ticket fixer. Rendell advertisements which started Friday on Pittsburgh area television say he never tried to fix parking tickets and paid for tickets he was Given while District attorney in Philadelphia. Robert p. Casey also seeking the democratic nomination for governor in the May 20 primary has been running a 30-second television and criticizing Rendell for the tickets. Rendell did not seek re election As District attorney last year so he could run for governor. Over a two year period City cars driven by Rendell and his aides accumulated 96 parking tickets according to published reports. Under a City policy the tickets Are dismissed if the car was cited while Rendell or the aides were on City business. Towanda Borough manager Tom Fairchild or. Reports that Early next week the Detour route around the York Avenue construction project will be altered. As the contractor moves past Oak Street Midway Between Packer and Kingsbury avenues the blockade will be moved up to Kingsbury Avenue and motorists will be asked to use that Street Kingsbury As part of the Detour route. This alteration in the Detour route will effectively close off Packer Avenue and Oak Street Monroeville Palt a it a a lutheran pastor who was fired because of his leadership in a militant anti corporation group is working As a Cook at a Mcdonald a restaurant in order to make a living. A if you stand up for what you believe in you run the risk of losing everything a said the Rev. William Rex 37, former pastor of two lutheran churches in suburban Pittsburgh. A i lost a regular salary the Comfort of a Parish to work in every Day and in a in the process of probably losing my truck because i can to afford to keep making the payments a Rex said. Rex was a Leader of the denominational ministry strategy a Small group of protestant ministers that in 1984 and 1985 used confrontational tactics to focus attention on the jobless in Western Pennsylvania. The group charged that several Pittsburgh based corporations and Banks deliberately allowed unemployment to Rise in steel producing areas near Pittsburgh. The group has toned Down its protests in recent months. Rex. Along with former lutheran minister d. Douglas Roth of Clair ton and the Rev. Daniel Solberg of Allison Park were fired after their activities caused dissension within their congregations Roth and Solberg were jailed after barricading themselves inside their churches to prevent their ouster. Roth was defrocked last june and a Church committee has recommended that Solberg brother of actor David soul also be defrocked Rex a minister for 11 years did not Challenge the moves to oust him. He earned $13,500 a year and free housing As pastor of the churches in Monroeville and Trafford. He earns $3.35 an hour for part time work at the Mcdonald a in Monroeville. Rex said he received welfare benefits for three months and lived berm and tipping onto its left Side. The bus landed on the Guardrail and Loose dirt. State police were assisted at the scene by Laceyville fire department and fire police. The passengers were transported to Tyler memorial Hospital where police reported All 12 were treated and released by the Laceyville ambulance Crew Rendell initially had the 96 tickets dismissed but after a review by the City solicitors office he paid $915 for 26 tickets. The Philadelphia daily news reported in november that some of the tickets were acquired while Rendell was running personal errands. In the new and a narrator says that while Rendell is trying to Campaign about High Utility prices a Utility lawyer Bob Casey is accusing Rendell of fixing tickets. A Stop throwing mud Bob Quot the announcer says. A we paid those Rendell has attacked Casey for once representing Bell Telephone co. In a lawsuit. The Casey Campaign says the suit was filed against Western electric a Bell supplier and resulted in a rebate to phone customers Rendelle a spokesman Moss Murphy said Casey has mounted a negative Campaign because he has no issues to run on and is losing ground in the race. Fairchild noted also All motorists who have been using fourth Street and coming Down Oak Street will be asked to travel Down Ann Street at that Point crossing Over York Avenue to get onto Locust Street and from there will be asked to turn onto William Street. The Borough manager realizes this change will result in another minor inconvenience to motorists but he asks everyone to a Bear with us As these construction improvements Progress. By a begging and borrowing before recently Landing the Cooke a Job. Millions an a news analysis by Joel Siegel associated press writer Harrisburg a the Trees Are budding and car windows Are Down but As warm weather Rolls into Pennsylvania a program to help the poor heat their Homes still has millions of dollars in unspent funds. Groups that Monitor the Low income Home Energy assistance program Are reciting a a we told you so chorus saying the surplus proves the Thornburgh administration operated the program poorly. The administration does no to agree. During the 1984-85 heating season the programs allocation was exhausted by Early january forcing some needy residents to scramble to heat apartments and houses. Legislators then approved $11 million in state funds but gov. Dick Thornburgh vetoed the measure. The department of Public welfare unveiled new guidelines for this Winter so the Money would last longer and help More people. From the Start however advocacy state College a. A students and faculty members gathered at the Steps of Penn state University s administration building Friday to Mark the anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King or and again demand the school sever its ties to racially segregated South Africa the one hour rally by about 150 protesters was part of a National divestment protest Day. A candlelight Vigil Friday night was also scheduled. The demonstrators saying Kings spirit lives on in the fight against racism in South Africa Sang songs gave speeches and broke into chants. Students accused the University of paying More attention to fiscal than moral matters and shouted a a who a running this University Jordan or Mellon Bank a the chant referred to Penn state president Bryce Jordan and the Bank responsible for managing the University a $7 6 million invested in groups complained that Grants were being Cut too severely and that Money would be left Over. The program began the heating season with $134 million All of it Federal Money. As of thursday the department says More than $15 million remained in Lih eap accounts. That a after the department extended the application deadline twice and retroactively increased Grants by 20 percent. Advocacy groups say the surplus shows some needy pennsylvanians were unable to get the Money when they could have used it most a a in the Middle of Winter. A everybody who has anything to do with this the utilities fuel funds social service agencies All have complained bitterly since the fall a said Betty Ann Simon president of the Dollar Energy fund in Pittsburgh. Those involved complained that a the program opened up late it had a complicated system for deciding How much a family would get and that the Grants were almost Cut in half a she said 21 companies with operations in South Africa. Campus police locked the main doors to the building As the protesters gathered in a Chilly rain although the occasion was officially held to Mark King s assassination on april 4, 1968, a the d be Happy if he knew we were excited about divestment a said Stephanie Cooper student president of the committee for Justice in South Africa. Members of the committee and the Black student coalition against racism have been living in three shacks in the Middle of Campus since March 10 in an anti apartheid protest. A a King a dream has not yet been realized Here in this country at this University a said sue Sturgis vice president of the undergraduate student government. A today is a Day of great sadness but it is also a Day of great Hope because we be come University trustees in january divestment would be More beneficial to South african Blacks than a pullout of . Money from that country. The trustees said they would drop Stock in any company not vigorously enforcing the Sullivan principles a voluntary code of conduct that Calls for racial Equality in the workplace. Penn state has also said that divestment would violate its Legal and fiscal responsibility to benefactors. But Robert Corrington a philosophy professor who led a we Klong faculty fast for divestment said a a great University is not merely a Safe Haven for corporate interests but a Beacon for a we remember King Best when we let his vision of the beloved Community guide our hearts and minds toward a sense of Justice which will be heard not Only in Happy Valley but in Pretoria and Johannesburg and in All of the valleys of this world a Corrington said. Benefits in mid Winter she said smaller Grants also made it More difficult for other needy families to keep up with mounting Utility Bills in Winter creating a Cycle of despair that discouraged some from trying to keep their Utility Bills current Simon and Janet Parrish head of the Utility emergency services in Philadelphia said they believe the administration simply overreacted in trying to make the funds last through the Winter and avoid a repeat of 1984-85 Simon said she feels the 1985-86 program was the administrations Way of proving that state funds Are not needed for the program the administration has maintained that ample Aid is available without the state adding to the Lih eap Kitty. Try and to encourage diversification and growth of new Small Sayre hotel will reopen this summer the property located at 105 n. Lehigh ave., Sayre formerly the Sayre hotel is undergoing renovations and is expected to reopen with lodging restaurant and lounge accommodations sometime this summer and is expected to create jobs in housekeeping food preparation bar tending and waitressing. The three Story triangular build ing built in the Early 1900�?Ts, will offer 13 guestrooms and suites and is currently owned by r and h enterprises three partners from Gillett. Pa., and Horseheads and Penfield . The building was originally built As an overnight Stopover for Railroad Crews As it is located adjacent to the former Railroad Center in Sayress downtown. The buildings first floor will feature a restaurant and lounge with the second and third floors to be used for guest rooms providing monthly and nightly accommodations. Feb. Jobless rate up in our area the unemployment rate for the Sayre Athens Towanda labor Market area of Bradford county Rose to 9.4 percent in february up from january a figure of 8.9 percent statistics released by the state department of labor and Industry show. This figure reflects a .5 percent increase in unemployment rate from the previous month but was .7 percent lower than the unemployment rate recorded in february 1985 that rate a year ago was recorded at 10.1 percent. In february of this year 2,600 members of the Sayre Athens Towanda area s total civilian labor Force of 27,900 were without jobs in the Dushore Laporte labor Market area the unemployment rate for february stood at 9.1 percent. Both the Pennsylvania and United states unemployment Levels for february were Reco reded at figures lower than those in the Bradford and Sullivan counties areas. In Pennsylvania this figure was recorded at 8.2 percent while for the United states the february unemployment level was listed at 7.8 percent. A. Revenue mailed 400,000 refund checks Harrisburg a the state Revenue department said that it has mailed nearly 400,000 of the personal income tax refund checks that have been processed so far for the 1985 tax year. About 75 percent of the 720,000 refund requests received have been processed and about 398,000 checks Are in the mail according to Revenue Secretary James Scheiner. Most refunds Are received by taxpayers within five weeks after filing Scheiner said. Police fire and court news arrested for parole violations Gregory Vanderpool. 21, of Towanda re 4 was arrested on april 3 for alleged violations of parole. Vanderpool w As taken into custody by probation officer Edward Namet. Vanderpool had earlier been charged with retail theft by the Sayre Borough police. He is currently being held in the Bradford county prison until further court action. More grass fires reported in area a grass fire on the property of George Lasco on Plank Road. Towanda township sent firefighters from the Towanda fire department to this location at 12 30 . Friday. The Monroe Hose company provided Mutual Aid at the fire scene. The Blaze spread into the Woodlands and burned Over a couple of acres before it was extinguished. According to Towanda fire chief Dave Brubaker the cause of the fire is not known. He said it is not believed to have been of suspicious origin about 25 firefighters from the Towanda department responded to this Call. Firefighters were at the scene until 1 50 . On thursday the Towanda fire department was called to a reported Blaze Between fourth and fifth streets in the Borough upon their arrival they found a controlled Burn taking place on the property of Eric Kershner 7 fifth Street chief Brubaker said. Police investigate Chainsaw theft state police Are investigating the theft of a Chainsaw from the Back of a pickup truck parked at she Dens Market route 14 in South Creek township Between 1 45and 2 00p.m. Friday. According to police. Frank Mitchell of Genoa . Was in the store when someone removed a Homelike Chainsaw from the rear of his truck anyone with any information is asked to Call Pennsylvania state police at 265-2186 Are still left in heat fund Pittsburgh apr about 60 southwestern Pennsylvania democratic leaders gathered Friday to support to the newly minted ticket of gubernatorial candidate Robert p Casey and his running mate state sen. Mark Singel of Johnstown while Pittsburgh mayor Richard Caliguiri a Casey supporter was absent former mayor and county commissioner Pete Flaherty introduced Singel As a Man a who knows what jobs mean to southwestern Singel 32, who last month emerged As Casey a Choice for lieu tenant governor called for a an All out Effort to revitalize heavy Indus a they still have Money left Over like we said they would its been the administration has a different explanation. In february Thornburgh said that the number of applications was Down because of improved economic conditions and a mild Winter. Michael Moyer a department of Public welfare spokesman said Friday the department believes All funds will be spent some Money will go to applicants whose requests for Aid Are pending he said in addition some families Are expected to turn to the fund during april when the annual Winter moratorium on Utility shutoff for nonpayment ends and they can lose service Moyer said but Simon said that will not help families who use Oil or Coal to heat their Homes and exhausted their Southwest a. Demos Hail Casey Singel open 9 to 5 Dahy Friday 9 to 8 closed sunday perhaps we at Owlett associates could save you Money on your health insurance. We offer the Best in medicare supplements skilled nursing with custodial care cancer insurance guaranteed Issue life insurance and much More. 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