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Daily Review (Newspaper) - April 26, 1986, Towanda, PennsylvaniaMay is clean up month for Sayre Page three Good weather gives nil teams Chance to play Ball sports pages saturday mostly sunny sunday partly sunny Complete weather on Page 2 chuckle Genius a Crackpot before he hits the Jackpot. Shuttle Crew probably died instantly Cape canaveral Fla a pathologists have not determined How the seven Crew members of the space shuttle challenger died despite Exten Sive analysis of remains nasal a shuttle director said Friday. A i had hoped that a careful and professional examination of the remains would provide the answer a rear Richard truly said in a statement. A the examinations have not revealed any conclusive evidence about either the cause or time of truly said the determination was a difficult and time consuming task and that officials were examining the remains and the wreckage As Well As analysing photographs and radar to determine what forces were imposed on the spacecraft. A the wreckage examination task is complicated by the amount of damage done at water Impact a he said the cause of death could help experts determine exactly How the shuttle reacted to the explosion of the huge external fuel tank just after liftoff see a shuttle a Page 11 brits give the Boot to about 340 libyans London apr the government Friday barred More than 330 libyan student pilots and air plane mechanics from continuing their studies citing a risk to National Security and put 22 other libyan students on a flight out of the country. The government said that about 16 libyans studying to be pilots and about 320 studying airline maintenance would be affected by the new order. It said they would be expected to leave the country when their visas expire in a few months. The 22 libyans expelled Friday had been detained earlier in the week for alleged revolutionary activity. They included a student Pilot who reportedly offered to form suicide squads to attack . Targets. They were escorted aboard a libyan Arab airlines Boeing 727 by police with sub machine guns. They Shook their fists and chanted slogans against president Reagan and British prime minister Margaret Thatcher As they walked from police vans to the plane at Heathrow Airport. The group arrived Back in Tripoli. Libya Friday night. At a government arranged press reception they denied subversive activities and complained their expulsion had unfairly ruined their careers. Before leaving London a member of the libyan plane Crew handed out posters and postcards showing libyan Leader col. Moa mar khad Afy with his adopted 15-month-old daughter who doctors and officials in Libya say was killed in the april 15 . Air raid. A daddy you loved me Reagan killed me a said the capt Ion on one of the postcards. Mrs. Thatcher backed the raid and allowed . Planes based in Britain to take part her government did not order the approximately 336 libyans affected by fridays order to leave immediately but it barred them from working on air planes or being in airports. Mrs. Thatcher said the government would Deport the aviation students if they failed to leave voluntarily meanwhile other West european countries moved to implement a common Market decision to reduce the size of libyan embassies in their countries see a brits a Page 11 president Reagan on Way to Tokyo economic Summit keeping Parks open no but Worth it 106th year no. 42,152 saturday april 26, 1986 25 cents funds for a presidential Library that will be built once Reagan leaves office. Michael k Deaver a former Deputy White House chief of stall whose lobbying activities have come under the scrutiny of Congress the general accounting office and the office of government ethics is a member of the Library panel but White House aides said Deaver was not in town for the meeting. The president also planned to tape his saturday radio message which aides said would Deal with his trip and the Summit he had no Public appearances on his los an Geles part of the trip. When a reporter asked whether Reagan was concerned about pos sible terrorist attacks against him or mrs Reagan during the trip he answered with a Grin saying a a in a superstitious. I wont even mention the Specter of terrorism however is Likely to overshadow economic issues at the May 4-6 economic Summit in Tokyo which will bring together leaders of seven nations. Officials Here have said they Are pleased with some Steps taken by european allies to Back up the Tough stance of the United states which bombed Libya last week in retaliation for terrorism against americans. But the officials have also said they think More should be done. Highlighting the threat of terrorism were signs at the main Gate and on the passenger terminal building at Andrews saying a terrorist condition. Threat con Alpha. the signs indicate actual counter terrorism measures not part of a test Are in effect but that the level of Alert is relatively Low Reagan made no reference to terrorism in his departure speech in which he said he was a very excited about prospects for the Summit meeting and the gathering of Southeast asian foreign ministers in Bali Indonesia which will precede it see a Reagan a Page 11 Spring ahead Washington apr Daylight saving time returns to America Early sunday that annual occasion when americans either set their clocks ahead an hour or show up an hour late for Church or other engagements on sunday. Officially the switch occurs at 2 . Local time sunday although most people will simply change their clocks before retiring saturday night. The change moves an hour of Daylight to the evening giving extra time for Golf Tennis barbecues and other summertime activities a although it does mean Many people will Rise and head for work in the morning darkness. By Jackie Page vandalism liability insurance and Upkeep of municipality owned recreational Parks All add to the taxpayers expense however if enough time Effort and Money is dedicated to their operation they can be of significant Benefit to the Community. Sayre Borough recently voted not to investigate the feasibility of developing a recreational Park along its Susquehanna riverfront area due to the history of flooding and vandalism that occurs there. The Borough also noted that Money could be spent on its four other Borough owned Parks for improvements and renovations. Sayre Borough manager Eugene Osmun told the daily review that vandalism is a problem that often occurs at those established Parks. He cited broken water fountains damaged playground equipment and even stolen antique Park benches in the boroughs Milltown. Fourth Ward Island Pond and Howard Elmer Parks. He said the antique benches removed from the Howard Elmer Park could not be replaced. A vandalism is a continuing problem a he said and the a riverfront area is especially a problem. Athens townships round top Park which was owned by Athens Borough and Given to the township in May 1971, does not suffer much from vandalism said township Secretary Geraldine Hurley a we be been quite fortunate a said mrs. Hurley of the 500-acre Park although the Park is locked and closed Between 9 30 . And 7 . Daily during the summer season and is closed much of the of season a we had to come to that restriction because of vandalism a she said. She said a five Man Park com Mission Board which acts As a go Between for the Public and the township supervisors has been helpful in keeping the Park tidy. Mrs. Hurley said the Park is self sufficient and is not a major Cost to the taxpayers As Pavillion reservations and Cable and Antenna rentals help to fund its operation. The Park is covered under the municipality a liability insurance which she said has not been a major problem or concern. Athens Borough has not had Many problems with its Parks according to both mayor Ken Mead and or. Arthur King vice president of the Athens Borough Council. A there Are problems with vandalism in All Parks a said Mead although he said the Borough has had a very Little problems with its Parks. Students get musically acquainted with cultures students of the Sayre h. Austin Snyder elementary school presented their 13th annual fourth Grade social studies program a getting to know you yesterday afternoon. The musical program brought culture to the students As various Folk songs and dances were presented from throughout the world. Daily review photo by Jackie Page los Angeles a president Reagan in route to the Tokyo economic Summit travelled to the West coast Friday to meet with members of a private foundation that wants to create a Library in his name an upbeat Reagan saying the a winds of Freedom Are swirling around the Globe took off earlier from Andrews air Force base on the first leg of a 22,3 h Mike 12-Day journey culminating in the Tokyo Summit. Reiterating the theme the administration has selected for the trip Reagan spoke of a brisk and bracing winds sweeping out the old and i believe ushering in a new Era of Freedom it is a journey we Are very excited about a Reagan in Brief remarks As he left from Andrews air Force base in Maryland for los Angeles his first Stop said he wants a to reaffirm and renew our economic strategic and political ties with allies. In los Angeles Reagan planned to meet later with members of the private foundation which is raising or. King said the main worry he has is with the Lack of use of the Small Park on the Corner of Elmira and Willow streets. The boroughs main Park located near the Borough building on River Street has a Tennis court Pavillion playground equipment Horseshoe pits and Ball Field. There is also a Small Park area in the downtown Section of Athens. See a Parks a Page 11 the Valley towns contain numerous municipality owned Public Parks ranging greatly in size and facilities offered. These Parks Are built maintained and improved with a considerable amount of taxpayer dollars. A daily review photo by Jackie Page personality conflicts should t influence local votes and decisions local City government boards have a heavy Load of work to accomplish during a Given monthly Council meeting. From Borough ordinances and resident complaints and problems to annual budgets and major expenditures a lot of work goes into the duties of a Council member. After a recent session of a Sayre Borough Council meeting however i Caine to the conclusion that conflicts in personalities of those Board members can result in the Way one votes and they do More Valley viewpoint by Jackie Page often than they should. Often i am under the impression that some Board members Are not voting for or against an Issue based on the Best interests of the Community. Rather these members Are voting for or against another Council member or members. My concern is this when personality conflicts enter into local governmental decision making processes Are the Best interests of the Community being considered personality clashes cannot be totally avoided especially in a working group setting. But they can be placed on the Back Burner and temporarily forgotten when major and not so major business is up for discussion and vote. We teach our children to do the same and learn to get along with those with whom they must work and play. Important time can be lost when bickering and sarcastic remarks Are made during Public meetings. Important discussions could also Progress More quickly if the Issue alone is addressed granted Sayre Borough Council is not the Only guilty governmental Board that tends to get carried away with pettiness. Nearly every group setting has its share of problems and quarrels and these in moderation Are healthy. They often provoke a thorough discussion of the subject at hand take a look at our National government and the highly critical remarks and pokes made by our own president of other leaders and officials. We All can to act in a civilized manner All of the time nor can we be on our Best behaviour even in Public at All times. However we must keep the personal conflicts to a minimum and keep the Community a Best interests in the foreground when dealing with and making decisions which will affect the general Public. Government leaders were elected by the people to represent them keeping their Well being in mind. Personality conflicts should not overshadow ones voting or decision making processes in the governmental make up. A a
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