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Daily Review (Newspaper) - June 7, 1986, Towanda, PennsylvaniaBelmont set today Page eight saturday Cloudy rain sunday some Sun a Complete weather on Popo 2 chuckle Broa mindedness High mindedness flattened by s graduation about 700 senior students donned Caps and gowns last night to take part in commencement exercises hosted by six school districts in Bradford and Sullivan counties. It was a night for both smiles and tears As these students reflected on their past 12 years of schooling and looked ahead to the new experiences they will be encountering As Young adults. In Bradford county 165 students comprised the 1986 graduating class of to Wanda area High school. This was the largest of the senior classes graduating last night. Wyalusing Valley High school conferred diplomas on 151 students while 145 seniors gathered for the final time As fellow classmates of Troy area High school. The graduating classes of Northeast Bradford and . High schools were similar in size Northeast Bradford a senior class consisting of 68 graduates while . High school had 66 members in its 1986 class. In neighbouring Sullivan county the 23rd class to graduate from Sullivan county High school numbered 90 students five members of this class being Exchange students. A a a a a a a a a a a a a a a six High school graduations held Friday night a pages 14 and 15. The accompanying photos capture scenes from All six Friday commencement exercises. While the bulk of the area schools slated their commencement exercises for the same night there Are several yet to conduct their commencement programs. Seniors of Athens area High school will gather for commencement exercises at 2 . Today. Sayre High school will commence its graduation program at 8 . On june 10. Members of the 1986 graduating class of Canton High school will Don their Caps and gowns at 8 . On june 12. Waverly High school has scheduled its commencement program for 7 . On june 27. Emergency spending Bill keeps agencies running on the East or West coast you re Washington it a the sen ate Friday passed a $3.9 billion emergency spending Bill designed to head off financial crises at several Federal agencies. The vote was 71 to 8. Along the Way it voted to kill $80 6 million in defense research Money for 11 universities its detractors dubbed a pork barrel science a and adopted a number of spending items important to senators who Are up for re election this year in depressed farm states. The Catchall spending measure included $250 million for the Federal emergency management Agency whose Money for Relief efforts had nearly dried up $5.3 billion for the commodity credit corp. Where Money for farm programs was exhausted earlier this week and new lending room for the Federal housing administration which ran out of mortgage loan authority thursday. Also included were $340 million to head off layoffs at the internal Revenue service $150 million in economic and military Aid for the Philippines $526 million to help restore the space shuttle program to operation and $146 million to restore College tuition Grants the final form of the Money measure was far from Clear however. It was at Sharp Odds with a House passed version and negotiators expected to meet next week to work out the differences. The Reagan administration also objects strongly to several provisions in both Bills and has sent warnings of a possible veto. Several influential senators including majority header Hob Dole r-kan., suffered a defeat As the Senate worked in the Early hours Friday when research Money targeted for universities in their states was Cut out of the Bill the designated schools were Cornell Syracuse Iowa state. Wichita state Kansas Nevada Las vegas northeastern Oregon graduate Center Oklahoma state. Arizona state and the Rochester Institute of technology. Sen. John Danforth a to who led the opposition said earmarking of research Money for particular schools had grown into a trend with such funds climbing from $3 million in 1982 to $137.6 million last year. A researchers have become lobbyists a said Danforth a the Basic question is whether Merit counts or whether its just pure politics a proponents of the earmarking had argued that Merit reviews of ten Are biased in favor of an elite group of schools that gel disproportionate amounts of research Money. A unless your University is picking up the crumbs a said sen Dennis Deconcini a Ariz. Dole later pushed through an amendment he said would strike $24 million in similar earmarked Money for northeastern and Rit that Are in the House Bill but it a pea red the move was intended to set the state for restoration of the Senate a earmarked funds when the measure goes to conference As senators worked late on the Bill thurs a they waived the restrictions of the Gramm Rudman deficit reduction Law to allow sen James Abdnor r-s.d., to push through an amendment doing away with irs record keeping rules on business deductions for vehicles. Expected loss of Revenue the move was said to Cost the government $200 million a year in lost tax Revenue. The Senate waived budget curbs again Friday to put $44 million More into a program to give Job train and placement assistance to Une Foyed Oil Industry workers at Thowe Hest of sen. J. Bennett Johnston a la. A people come in Here and talk about the budget act As though it were sacred a Johnston argued a a we re talking about people peo pie who Are hungry and unemployed Well its not sacred. It was meant to be waived a the Bill also contained permission Lor the refinancing by the nation s Rural electric cooperatives of up to $9 billion in High interest government Loans waiving penalties that otherwise would be assessed for prepayment the waiver topped the administrations list of veto temptations and was estimated to Cost the government $2 4 billion disaster Aid denied to local governments hit by floods Pittsburgh apr president Reagan Friday denied Pennsylvania a request for disaster Aid to Allegheny county and local governments of communities hit hard by last weeks Flash flooding authorities said. The damage suffered by the county and 12 local municipalities a was not extensive enough to warrant Federal Aid according to a statement issued about 5 . Friday by the Federal emergency management Agency. A the severity and magnitude is not beyond the capacity of state and local said Sam speck head of disaster Aid for Fema in a letter addressed to gov. Dick Thornburgh. A Day earlier Reagan had approved Federal disaster Aid to hundreds of homeowners and businesses Hurt by last fridays floods which took eight lives left one person missing and caused an estimated $23 million in damage. County commissioner Tom Foerster describing the decision As a incredible a said the county plans to join the Pennsyl Vania emergency management Agency in filing a Quot Strong appeals to reverse the decision a if we were a foreign country we might stand a better Chance of receiving Federal Aid a Foerster said in a prepared statement. A a we re not going to take this lying Foerster said the 12 municipalities have suffered More than $12 million in damages to roads Bridges Parks and water works As Well As cleanup expenses a the county a damage expenses will total More than $1 million before we re finished with Aid to the municipalities in another week these costs Are incredible to throw upon local governments without provisions in their current budgets Foerster said sen John Heinz r pa., said the governments decision was a on its face. Not credible to me since in be witnessed the Public damage personally in Allegheny county earlier this week a a however i wont prejudge the Case Heinz said in a statement released by his office. A i intend to find out More at meeting i be called with local officials in Etna on monday . Rep Joseph Gaydos a Mckeesport has called a meet ing in Washington on monday asking Heinz sen Arlen Specter a a and All members of Congress to join in the states Appeal said county spokesman George Thomas. Richard Bryers Heinz a press Secretary said the governments denial of Aid resulted from a Large discrepancy in damage estimates Pema last weekend had estimated dam age to Public property to be about $13.6 million on tuesday he said Fema officials estimated the same damage at $3 5 million. In his letter to Reagan requesting Aid Thornburgh cited the $13.6 million estimate and said the state was prepared to com Mit $3 4 million available in state funds to that amount. Bryers said a apparently Fema thought the state funds were he said first tropical storm forms in Atlantic Ocean Miami apr Andrew the first tropical storm of the 1986 Atlantic Hurricane season swirled to life Friday and brought Gale Force winds heavy Rains and 5-foot Waves to the Carolina coast. The Low pressure trough started earlier this week As a Range of thunderstorms and squalls that left 25 dead in the Caribbean As it gathered strength on its journey North Over the warm Atlantic Waters. Neil Frank director of the National Hurricane Center in Coral Gables said the tropical storm was mild and not a great threat to the Atlantic coast. A a it a Drifting toward the North a Frank said Quot if it nudges closer to the coast Well probably have put up Gale warnings along the 106th year no. 42,187 saturday june 7, 1986 25 cents Day for six schools

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