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Daily Review (Newspaper) - June 3, 1986, Towanda, PennsylvaniaTow Anda Council okays borrowing Rod Carew three Page eight tuesday sunny i0re Sun i in Page 2 b wednesday m Complete weather c its no use telling people your troubles half of them have troubles b worse than yours and the other half Are glad you re finally getting b what a coining to you. B 106th year no. 42,183 tuesday june 3, 1986 25 cents charges in fatal Accident dismissed again for the second time charges lodged against 19-year-old Brian Otis of Wyalusing re 2 have been dismissed by senior judge Evan s. Williams specially presiding in Bradford county court Bradford county District attorney Daniel j. Barrett plans to Appeal this decision to the state Superior court his assistant Albert Ondrey reports. Charges which were lodged against Otis included homicide by vehicle two counts and involuntary manslaughter also to o counts. Otis was involved in a two vehicle Accident last july in which a Brewster n y. Man and his 6-year old daughter were killed the head on collision occurred at the base of Rummer Field Mountain. According to court records fridays dismissal of charges lodged against Otis followed a pre trial motion made by Otis attorney David Keeffe who argued for this action charging that the prosecution at Otis preliminary hearing had failed to present sufficient evidence to bind the defendant Over for further court action the initial set of charges filed against Otis were dismissed by judge Williams on dec. 16, 1985, after arguments were heard the court in making that decision had maintained that the prosecution had failed to establish Gross nog Lig enee As having occurred in this Accident it was the courts Contention that Gross negligence not merely Ordinary negligence must be shown to bind a defendant Over on the vehicular homicide counts following the court s dismissal of the original charges on Jan. 27 of this year these same charges were re filed against Otis by the District attorneys office Otis was bound Over on the re filed charges at a preliminary hearing held on feb 24 before District magistrate Dan Iel Aquilio iii judge Williams in reviewing the transcripts of that Healing concluded As in the earlier prosecution that insufficient evidence Hail been presented by the prosecution to establish Gross negligence on the part of the defendant in fact the court notes in the order dismissing these charges the Only difference Between the evidence produced in the first and second preliminary hearings is that in the for Mer the prosecutions witness described the Accident location while in the second the Commonwealth provided Aerial photos a with neither bearing directly on the Issue of cause a a in summarizing its reasons for the dismissal of these charges. Judge Williams notes that this decision was based on the evidence at both preliminary hearings revealing 1 there were no skid Marks <2 it the defendant was not intoxicated see a charges a Page 1 1. Western space programs in trouble Paris apr the West a space programs Are in deep trouble. Just four months ago spirits and spaceships were flying High the . National aeronautics and space administrations space shuttle was in a head to head Battle with the european ariane program in the lucrative satellite launching business. Then the space shuttle challenger exploded Jan. 28, killing seven american astronauts. On april 18, a . Titan rocket blew up in flight. An american Delta launcher failed May 4. And then on Friday the ariane rocket suffered its fourth failure in 18 launches putting that program on hold for the immediate future. The string of disasters May cause Long delays in getting satellites into space. Both the american and european pro Grams have been suspended leaving the less powerful chinese rockets As the main alternate launcher. In addition insurance rates Are reaching prohibitive Levels. The . Space Agency has said no shuttles will be launched before july 1987, and the european program is suspended at least until the end of the year four minutes and 36 seconds into its flight on Friday ground technicians destroyed the ariane rocket and with it a $50 million communications satellite. That aborted flight could spell the end of the european programs Brief reign As the West a Only remaining major launcher the ariane setback was caused by the failure to ignite of the last stage of the three stage rocket. Third stage problems have caused three of the four ariane failures the last two because of ignition problems in the third continues after Friday Flash floods wanted More applications in Wyalusing by Scott Miller the Wyalusing Borough Council and the Northern tier regional planning and development commission want More residents of Wyalusing to apply for the $5<xi sewer tap in Grants that Are Avail Able. Kim Barnes who is administer my the Grants for the nor pc in her report told Council last night Only 36 residents had applied. A that s quite a bit below what we expected and we Are looking for ideas to generate More applicants a Barnes said Barnes said census reports Indi Cate approximately 164 Borough residents May be eligible Lor h Grants of that number the it it a Mission set a goal of handing a u about 100 Grants in an Effort to cull More applicants Council last night approved a Resolution removing the $ it Iino limit on liquid assets Bant pc counts or possessions that can in readily sold for Cash required Lor those wishing to apply for the Grants. Barnes said according to the guidelines governing tin giants this was one alternative another Borough initiative would make the Grants available to non profit organizations such As h traries which could help increase the number applicants however Barnes said she Wasny to sure the state would allow this because it is difficult to prove this directly Bene fits Low and moderate income families. A third initiative if All else fails would be to comb the county tax Rolls for the names of eligible applicants. These names would then be Given to Barnes who would visit the potential applicants to More fully explain the Grants and offer help in f Illing out the applications one alternative not available to Council would be raising the in come Levels of eligible applicants Barnes said these Are Federal guidelines and cannot Fie changed see ,�?�pajje3. Chine works alongside Pine Creek in Etna a it enabled the water to come Down at full velocity pick up All this debris and create a Teuteberg 47, a lifelong resident of the area said his business could not even obtain flood insurance be cause the Federal emergency management Agency had not designated the area a flood zone Robert Brandis acting division chief of the Bureau of water control structures in the state department of environmental resources acknowledged the project in creased the water velocity while protecting the shopping Center and nearby Homes from flooding Brandis said however that the Flash flooding was primarily caused by the huge amount of rain that fell in a Short period and ran off the regions Steep valleys he said Peak flooding in Pine Creek reached the severity of a 100 year flood or one that has a l percent Chance of occurring every year fall into disrepair especially inside. It slowly changed from a Home to a House As the years went by but a potential tragedy was averted when the property was purchased last fall by Clarence Foster and Darrell Norton who have been doing extensive renovating and transforming the House Back into a Home. It is now known As Korfos and has become something of a showplace with the Interior refurbishing featured in a recent special supplement in this newspaper. Daily review photo by John Thomas Etna a. Apr Pennsylvania officials pushed for a Federal disaster declaration monday As workers continued to Clear debris along two creeks that sent a Wall of water crashing through Pittsburgh a Northern suburbs. Three people were still reported missing and eight were known dead in the Friday Flash floods which caused More than $25 million in damage said Allegheny county commissioner Tom Foerster. National guardsmen armed with front end loaders and heavy dump trucks joined about 3,500 local and county workers in Clearing away mangled cars and Trees. Mounds of Silt and mud and debris from collapsed Homes. Storm Runoff from up to 4 inches of rain in Only a few hours Friday swelled Pine Creek and Little Pine Creek into fierce torrents that roared through narrow valleys and damaged 11 suburban communities. Many longtime residents angrily blamed the disaster on a $2 million flood control project that had been Given a final inspection Only hours before the storm hit. A this was All human error this was t said Ray Ventura owner of a car Dealership near the project in nearby Shaler township Ventura said the project which straightened out part of Pine Creek that had wound around a shopping Center helped increase the velocity of the water the shopping Center was not damaged in the flood. Quot they turned a meander into a Sluice Way a agreed John Teuteberg part owner of Industrial a making a Home out of a House in Hornbrook this Beautiful stately Home in Hornbrook was built Way Back in 1878. Once one of several Homes in the Towner estate it like Many Beautiful old Homes in this area started to Penny s big adventure was fishing Flop produced no flopping fish it was last Winter that i began to plan Denny a big adventure my biggest yet vacation fishing expedition. I d grown tired of dunking my lures in this area s puddles catching bunnies from now on it was big water and Sola sized fish for me. Of. I did t plan to get in too deep no Ocean fishing or anything that exotic. I get motion sick anyway. I was thinking More in terms of the great lakes. Finger lakes and any water bigger than it. Pis Gahs. Some wilderness water where Man had never been before would do nicely but failing that a spot i Hadnot fished previously was acceptable debating destinations whether in Black >7 and White by Denny Irvine % to use guide services and How to land 25-Pounders took up most of the Winter. But As Spring ticked away real Ity began to eat at my dreams plans had to be made Money budgeted fears of the unknown faced what if the Cabins were shacks How big a wave would it take to sink my Boa t. Etc. ? i 1 was just about to opt for a few Days in the thousands islands with a guide on his boat when i suffered an unexpected financial reversal an unrelated project of mine would Cost More than i d expected so something had to be axed the fish ing trip was it. I still had the time off. And the desire for the Type of fishing described. So All i had to do was figure a Way to do it for nothing plan b had me taking Oil Lour Days and fishing a different Large body of water within a Hundred or so Miles one Way each Day i d sleep at Home cutting the original trip s biggest expense. I identified about a dozen bodies of water that fit the Bill my a a trip was to have started tuesday. I d intentionally left the first hesitation hanging to be decided by whim at the last minute that a the Way an adventure should be i was anxious i was ready but very Early tuesday morning i came Down the the flu drat tuesday s plans disappeared while the flu did t. Ditto wednesday morning that afternoon i still Felt a Little Shakey and slightly feverish but Well enough to finally launch Den nyx a big adventure i made it to Rose Valley North of Williamsport and one of the closest potential targets where the Lish commission maintains a pretty hunk of water the catch was. Well More bunnies but maybe a hair bigger than the Norm and there were some strange bites that were probably stumps but brought to mind visions of Duck eating mus Kies. Thursday morning while i was propping the boat s motor the flu returned i was Down again i done to know which was bothering me More my spinning stomach or seeing my Long planned fishing trip wasting away. Friday i had the Van All loaded and was about to head for the t in Ger lakes when the Guys who were to install the houses new air conditioner arrived they needed a Little help so it was late afternoon by the time i was free to leave As thundercloud built overhead. I got As far As the Valley before the rain started with the late hour already forcing More driving time than fishing time and with the Lake weather questionable. I reluctantly turned Back Denny a big adventure had mostly been a bust As i got onto the water for Only one of the four Days id planned i did however get Over to own Vesque to fish a very hot and Windy Lake sunday and you know what i caught More bunnies so in a going to try again in info june and this time in a going to stay a week at some Lake a couple of Hundred Miles from Here where i la have More time to dip line with fewer distractions where exactly that will be or where the Money will come from i have not the slightest idea who cares you Only live once some occasional adventure is Nice and maybe this time i can catch something other than sunniest

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