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Daily Review (Newspaper) - June 4, 1986, Towanda, PennsylvaniaArea seniors awarded Guthrie scholarships Page three celtics Triumph Page eight wednesday i mostly Sui thursday Clouds Prev a completo weather on Page 2 chuckle psychologists say its a Good idea to kiss your children goodnight hut it s often hard to stay awake until they gel in. 106th year no. 42,184 wednesday june 4, 1986 25 cents Highway fatality in West Burlington a 65-year-old californian died yesterday from injuries sustained in a two vehicle Accident on it. 6 in West Burlington. State police at North Towanda said that William Hernquist of al Cajon was killed when the 1984 Honda he was operating collided with a Mack tractor trailer operated by James Patterson of Wellsboro. Police said the truck was eastbound when for unknown reasons the trailer end crossed the Enterline and or. Hernquist s vehicle struck its front Axle. The truck continued on for approximately 250 feet before flipping onto its Side and blocking both lanes of traffic according to police. Or. Hernquist was taken to the Robert Packer Hospital where he was pronounced dead police said. Police were assisted at the scene by the Troy ambulance and numerous local fire companies. One of the first vehicles on the scene of the Accident was a Utility Van driven by Paul thrasher Monroeton. He was travelling West on route 6 when he came upon the tractor trailor lying across the Road. Thrasher said the Driver was sitting on the Side of the Road and a the was Shook thrasher said he used the citizens band radio in his Van to notify the Bradford county dispatcher of the Accident. Thrashers daughter Mary Ann Wyda Monroeton who was travelling with him. Said the Driver told her a something hit his a i did no to think there was anyone else involved until someone came from the other Side of the tractor Trai Lor a thrasher said. My an elderly California Man died in the ear inset left after it collided with the trailer of the Rig above which unexplainable crossed the Center Lane police said. Daily review photo by Scott Miller House dems would hike Aid to homeless Harrisburg apr a boost in Aid for the homeless and a firs time state outlay to a nutrition program for needy pregnant women and children Are key provisions in a budget proposed tuesday by House democrats. The democratic alternative to by the associated press rep. Peter j. Rodino of new Jersey Defeated a Black democratic gov. Dick Thornburgh a budget proposal also includes a recommendation for adding $8 million in state Money to a Federal free Tood program that benefits the needy. Thornburgh a budget As in past years Only Calls for providing $1.5 million in administrative costs for primary opponent tuesday while South Dakota a gop sen. James Abdnor was locked in a very tight the program democrats have historically won additional state funds. In addition to providing funding opposed by Thornburgh. Democrats want to take administration of the free food program away from the state agriculture depart race with gov. Bill Janklow a longtime ally who gave him a grueling Challenge. In Alabama another of the nine states holding primaries it. Gov. Bill Baxley held a Lead in the democratic primary to succeed ailing gov. George c. Wallace but appeared headed for a Runoff. Republican sen. Jeremiah Denton easily won renomination against a minor challenger while conservative rep. Richard Shelby led a five Way race for the democratic nomination in californians crowded gop Senate primary a moderate millionaire congressman and an arc conservative to commentator led for the Chance to take on democratic sen. Alan Cranston. Both South Dakota and California also had governors races As ment and lorm an Independent commission to oversee its operation despite traditional democratic support tor the program the $8 million in their proposal is a $1 million reduction from last year s appropriation. Did new Mexico where six republicans competed for the nomination to succeed democratic gov. Toney Anaya who cannot seek a second consecutive term. Democrats had contests for sen ate and governor in Iowa where gop sen Charles Grassley and gov. Terry Branstad had no Pri Mary opposition. Rodino the 76-year-old House judiciary chairman who presided Over impeachment proceedings against Richard Nixon easily won nomination to a 2 the term and is expected to have no trouble defeating Republican Alvin k Terry. With 144 of 828 precincts reporting Rodino had 11,197 votes or 59 percent and Newark councilman Donald Payne who sought to become the states first Black congressman had 6,492 votes or 87 percent. Two James Stephenson executive director of the Pennsylvania coalition on food and nutrition said he was going to discuss the Cut with House democratic leaders in an at tempt to win More funding. A we re not sure what happened there but we re going to be speak minor candidates trailed. A thank you thank you very much a said Rodino who had argued that with his experience and Power he could do More to help his Black constituents than any freshman congressman a this is a resounding Victory for the the end of the Wallace Era in Alabama enticed five democrats into the race. With 16 percent of pro Cincys reporting Baxley had 44,855 votes or 86 percent attorney Gen eral Charles Graddick had 89,698 votes or 82 percent and former gov. Fob James ran third with 25, 917 votes or 21 percent. Ii no candidate mustered a majority a Runoff would be held june 24 in the Senate race with 16 per cent of precincts reporting Shelby see a nine a Page in my with the democratic leadership to see in we can to do something with that a he said some democrats however say the lesser amount May have to be appropriated for the free food program m order to win passage of a state contribution to the federally funded special supplemental food program for women. Infants and children. Democrats Are seeking $10 Mil lion in state Money for the w1c program which currently is Only funded with Federal dollars. Thornburgh has been a Long time opponent of investing state dollars in the program Overall Stephenson said the democratic proposal was Good Lor less fortunate pennsylvanians a in the area of food it s said Stephenson a were very Well pleased we feel it s a significant step in addressing the problem of hunger in the state a he added that he believes the proposals a will have Broad bipartisan support in the House and the meanwhile democrats also proposed spending $9 million on pro Grams to House the homeless a $7 million increase Over Thornburgh a request for temporary housing the Money would Fie used for temporary housing for people such As battered wives who have no place to turn and to provide shelter for the chronically mentally ill said appropriations committee vice chairman William Stewart i Cambria the democrats also recommended a $8f 2 million increase in help provided through Community based mental health and mental retardation programs Stewart said the budget proposal would increase Basic mental health and retardation programs by 5 percent. A this is in contrast to the governors proposal to provide Only a 8 percent increase Over current year expenditures a he said variety to be spice of Celebration june 18-21 reserved for i love Towanda june 18-21 Are the dates scheduled for a big a i love Towanda Celebration. On the opening Day of this festival. Wednesday june 18, a Beautiful baby contest will be featured at 1 . On the courthouse Lawn. A special feature of this Celebration on thursday june 20, will be a fashion show slated to get under Way at noon inside the courthouse. That Friday in the downtown area in front of the courthouse a dance recital will be presented starting at 6 30 . Special attractions on saturday june 21, will include a pet Parade at 11 ., a car show on court Street a band at noon Craft Booths and a Chicken Barbecue. Food Booths will be featured each Day sponsored by local merchants. In front of Alices ice Cream will be available and the first National Bank will be hosts of a statue of Liberty balloon Booth we hich will Benefit the a save the lady fund. Children should also enjoy a visit by a Clown All four Days of the Celebration a on wednesday and thursday from 10 To noon Friday from 10 To noon and 6 to 8 . And saturday from 11 To 2 . Local merchants will also be sponsoring a White elephant Booth during this festival and All will also be offering special Sale items As an additional attraction during this Welcome to summer. All events Are being held in conjunction with the june 22 endless mountains triathlon. Everyone is invited to take part in All these special activities. Gop Leader says president s leadership on line in close saudi Arabia arms vote by the associated press Washington a a Senate majority Leader Bob Dole said tuesday that president Reagan s a leadership is on the line As the administration scrambles for the veto sustaining votes needed to save an arms Sale to saudi Arabia the Kansas Republican said he is a fairly confident Quot the veto will be sustained when it comes to a vote thursday. He spoke to reporters at the White House after g p leaders met with the president Reagan asked during a photo session at the Start of the meeting whether he has the votes said a i m not going to comment in a just superstitious about that sort of and Dennis Thomas assistant to the president told reporters the administration does not have much a breathing room Quot in its efforts to obtain the 84 votes that will be needed if All pm members of the Senate Are present when the Roll is called nine states hold primary elections tuesday in education there Are times when More is less and less is More school districts locally and All Over the state Are feeling the Pinch of what on the surface appears to be an unfair situation due to changes in the current population makeup in Many areas the schools Are facing higher costs to educate fewer students. The results of this situation Are teacher layoffs program cuts consolidations and building closures one can argue that the system that creates these actions is wrong but the fact is that this system is not destined to soon pass away. Under the system schools with Large enrolments receive bigger a second look r shares of state government Money to run programs and when enrolments decline the funding is reduced. When funding is reduced schools have to Cut costs and when Cost cuts mean a loss of teachers and programs children of taxpayer parents might lose out that could Lead to parents moving their Chil Dren to private schools or moving away from an area to find a better educational environment when that happens enrolments decline again and funds Are Cut once More to counteract cuts in funding school boards vote to raise taxes in the Hope of keeping teaching staffs and programs at Levels acceptable to Parent taxpayers. But tax in creases might also Lead to taxpayers moving away a some taking their children with them and Allol them their tax dollars Many say that Quality of education can be kept High without Rais my taxes if there Are dedicated teachers and school programs with no but How can we find people a a dedicated enough to work for Low wages while accepting enormous responsibilities and How do we determine what constitutes a frill taxpayers in any District should thoroughly scrutinize the expend Tures of their local schools tax payers should ask questions and make their wishes known to their school boards but the scrutinizing and life questioning should be carried out with realistic expectations there Are Only so Many ways a Dollar can tie split especially when one sub tracts Normal budget items such As interest on debts and Utility and insurance Bills which usually Only increase. Everyone should understand that schools produce responsible titi Zens education is the schools prime purpose and in today s world education is More than knowing How to spell read and Cypher. At one time in our society those were not Only the basics they were All the skills one needed to know now they Are building blocks for other things Attiat must Fie Learned evidence abounds that parents and educators in other countries under stand this better than we do and Many sectors of our society arc paying the Price for this Lack of understanding in a nutshell the ultimate Price paid for a poor education is an tin reasonable Price from everyone s Point of View the ultimate Price of a Good education May Fie very High but the benefits Are higher still

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