Pennsylvania Towanda Daily Review in Towanda, Pennsylvania
13 Jun 1986

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13 Jun 1986

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Daily Review (Newspaper) - June 13, 1986, Towanda, PennsylvaniaIt s going going gone at Wyalusing Church Jim Frey is ousted As cubs manager Page three Page eight m partly sunny saturday mostly sunny Complete weather on Page 2 chuckle you know tin honeymoon s Over when she complains about How much noise he makes while fixing his own breakfast. 106th year no. 42,192 Friday june 13, 1986 25 cents sales tax deductions go Oil break stays Washington apr the Senate refused thursday to restore deductions tor state and local sales taxes to its big tax overhaul plan and beat an Effort to strip away a special break tor the Oil Industry. But on a 76-21 vote senators adopted a non binding Resolution endorsing continued Lull deduction of sales taxes leaving the final decision on that Issue to the Senate House conference committee that will write the Compromise Bill the same device was used on wednesday to Settle a tight Over deductible individual retirement accounts. Defeat by voice vote of an amendment that would have restored the sales tax deduction bolstered the resolve of the Bill s managers to guard it against any significant change then in the latest chapter of an Oil tax Battle that is almost As old As the income tax itself senators voted 77-20 to retain the special provision for the Industry. A tax shelters All Over the lot would be closed out Quot by the Bill a Quot but not for Oil and Gas a complained sen. Lowell Weicker a Conn Quot i ask for nothing More than is applied to everyone he added urging the Senate to eliminate a special exception that would save the Petroleum Industry $1.5 billion Over five years. Sen. Bob Packwood. R-ore., chairman of the finance committee said that when the panel was finishing work on the Bill last month the entire far reaching measure was threatened unless the Oil exception was included. Quot Are you going to risk the whole Bill. On keeping. The provision out of the Bill a a he asked once the provision was included he noted the Bill passed 20-0 Quot this Industry is not Only plagued by prejudice it s plagued by hatred a shouted sen Russell b. Long 1 la. He called it the most depressed Industry in the nation and said the tax Bill would make investment in Oil and Gas far less attractive. Quot if we Start Down this Road now trying to change the Bill written by the finance committee there la be a lot of amendments Quot affecting other industries. Majority Leader Bob Dole a Kan. Promised. He said the life insurance Industry a big one in Weicker s state could be a target for example one of the Central features of the Bill is a Tough crackdown on tax shelters which Are used by professionals and other wealthy investors to generate losses that shield their fees and wages from taxes the provision would affect Many industries falling hardest on real estate. Oil state members of the finance committee insisted that some Oil and Gas investments be exempted because of the Industry a problems caused by Low Petroleum prices. The exemption would apply Only to Quot working interests a in which the investor s risks Are unlimited. The Oil Industry has been at the Center of the tax see a tax a Page i Canton High school senior class of 1986 graduates ninety six youths stood last night in the Nelle Black West Gate auditorium tor the last time As students of Canton High the 112th class to graduate trom Canton High from that Point Forward they will be forever known As the class of 11 86 each of the three class speakers dealt w Ith the advantages of growing up in Canton Quot a Small valedictorian Nicholas shatter praised the rapport students build w Ith their teachers Quot our teachers Shader said Quot our teachers show uncommon interest which motivates Quot our teachers motivate us to do Well Lor ourselves Lor them and for Canton for in we succeed our teachers succeed and our Community succeeds Quot a what we Are is this Small town s gift to shatter concluded. Quot what we become is our gift to this same Small Tow n a salutatorian Timothy Mooney praised the advantages of going to a Small Rural High school Over a Large City school. And he challenged his classmates to use their skills to better the future of Quot Small town Rural Quot we must assume our roles As members and leaders of our Community Quot Mooney said Quot our education has made us ready to find solutions to the problems ahead and to keep our Community an attractive place to third Honor student Lames Arias addressed the advantage of knowing Quot our neighbors lawyers policemen tax collectors. Valedictorian Nicholas Shaffer Speaks to Canton High class of 1986. Daily review photo by John Thomas and leaders in government by name and on a growing up in Canton has Given us valuable lessons in a special skill that skill of dealing with and getting along with people a Arias said. Several graduates were presented multiple awards at last nights ceremony. See a Canton a Page i on 4 of 5 sexual abuse charges Landsburg pastor is bound Over by sue Corie at a preliminary hearing held yesterday before District magistrate James Cox in Towanda Samuel a. Jordan 30, of new Albany re 1, who pastors the Landsburg Community Church was bound Over for further court action on two counts of indecent assault and two counts of involuntary deviate sexual Intercourse lodged in connection with incidents involving two alleged child victims. One count of criminal attempt to commit involuntary deviate sexual Intercourse was dismissed at the request of Jordan s lawyer attorney Max Hall of Williamsport who charged that insufficient evidence had been established to support binding the defendant Over on that count District attorney Daniel Barrett the prosecuting lawyer did not argue dismissal of the criminal attempt charge but asked that Jordan be bound Over on All other counts. The charges lodged against Jordan involve one incident which reportedly occurred Between feb. 5 and feb. 6, 1982 the sexual assaults allegedly committed against the other child victim took place Between nov. 23. 1981 and feb. 10, 1982, the prosecution charges. The victims of these incidents now 18. Both testified at yesterdays hearing. They were 13 or 14 years old at the time of the alleged assaults they told the court. One of these individuals just completed his Junior year of High school. The other received his High school diploma earlier this week and will be entering the University of Missouri in the fall where he plans to major in physical therapy. Both of the alleged victims now live outside the Bradford county area the youth allegedly involved in the incidents occurring botwen nov. 23, 1981 and feb. 10, 1982, told the court that while in eighth Grade head lived with Jordan for see a pastor a Page i Blackall is re elected county s gop chairman after his re election As Bradford county Republican party chairman last night Thomas Blackall gave the committee persons on hand a talk of enthusiasm and Challenge. Quot i will Tell you that you have a formidable foe a Blackall warned Quot i done to care if we had a 20.000 vote plurality we will need All 20,000 votes. Every vote we lose is one for the opposition. A Blackall followed up the warning with a Challenge to the people to work hard for the upcoming state election. Quot this election will be close and its counties like Bradford that will make the difference from the predominantly demo cratic Blackall headed an unopposed slate that put Gerald Allen Back As treasurer and saw a changing of the guard As longstanding Republican committee Secretary Grace Manley and vice chairman Freda Burleigh turned Over their posts to Jane Maryott and Esther Bierney respectively. In recognition of the Many years of service Given by both women Blackall offered a vote of thanks he then warmly pointed out the Devotion shown to the office Quot Grace has been Secretary for 35 years and in that time she has missed Only three Burleigh who had been vice chairman for More than Twenty years saw last nights elections As a Chance for new blood to tie infused in the committee. As he introduced the new vice chairman Blackall picked up on his theme of unification and Cha i Lenge noting Quot having a vice chairman from tiie Valley Bierney is from Sayre fourth Ward further unifies this then referring to the Bradford see gop a Page i Bradford county Republican party chairman Thomas Blackall right is congratulated by Bob and Barb Twigg from Sayre. Or. Twigg nominated Blackall for re election As chairman. It daily review photo Speakes Salt ii no longer exists Washington a the White House declared the Salt ii treaty a dead letter thursday and president Reagan said. A we Are going to try to replace it with a better Quot the Salt treaty no longer exists Quot presidential spokesman Larry Speakes told reporters. Reagan told of Speakes statement said Quot yes. I think you can Trust what Larry Speakes Paul h Nitze a senior Reagan adviser on arms control said the treaty no longer has any Legal standing although Reagan is keeping the United states in technical compliance with the pact. A if i were the soviets. I would take the Point of View that if the United states feels free of the constraints we do not have to observe them either a Nitze told reporters another White House spokesman Edward Djerejian told reporters that despite abandonment of the treaty efforts to restrain the arms race would continue Quot from the . Government s Point of View restraint is not Djerejian said a we Hope that Mutual restraint is not dead Valley summer Road plans aired by Jackie Page Valley streets streetlights and roadways will lie getting some state attention this summer As confirmed by Ernest Manchester of the Towanda Pennsylvania department of transportation Penn Dot office. Manchester noted a number of projects slated for completion this summer including correcting the dip in the route 220 by pass northbound Lane that has been bothersome to motorists for some time. This Quot dip a Manchester said Quot was getting bad enough to throw a vehicle especially Small cars and was also making Large trucks and some cars jump a he said that Penn Dot Crews Are replacing the slab of Concrete where the depression exists and the Concrete has broken. Quot it Concrete dropped pretty Good a Manchester said. For Manchester said he is unsure of the cause of the dip in the Highway but expects his Crews to make a deter see a Road a Page 16 project re entry aimed at helping adults finish school find jobs if you re without a High school diploma and would like to take Steps Oward completing this education ind or prepare yourself to better qualify for an employment position project re entry is a program being offered in this area which May be of help to you there is no fee. The Only requirement for participation is that you not have a High school diploma. This program is being offered through a Grant received by Williamsport area Community College. According to Nancy Beightol. Project re entry coordinator and Debra Kiess. Project assistant the program goal is to encourage individuals without a High school diploma to enrol in an adult Basic education general equivalency diploma Abe ged program Between the lines by sue Corie t participants Are also encouraged to obtain their High school equivalency diploma and enter appropriate vocational training programs to upgrade their skills to Cope with the Job Market. The first step in this process is an Quot intake session where interested individuals will be assessed by a staff person to identify personal educational and occupational factors. The program coordinator and project assistant then review the data they have collected to enable them to refer program participants to available programs within their own Home Community which May Aid them in achieving their particular educational or employment goal. Both the immediate and future needs of participants Are considered in the assessments which Are undertaken. Skills and goals of each individual Are matched with a variety of placement agencies such As those offering Abe ged programs on the Job training opportunities occupational upgrading and vocational training referrals Are then made to agencies services or organizations which May be of assistance to these individuals. Is Beightol and is Keisler Are currently working with about eight inmates of the Bradford county jail who have expressed interest in taking advantage of this program to better prepare them to look for and find a Job following the inmates release from jail the program offering to county jail inmates is being conducted in conjunction with the adult education program already under Way headed by Rob Howard most of the inmate project re entry participants on initially be ing contacted expressed a desire see a Between a Page 16 from left Nancy Beightol coordinator and Debra Kiess project Assis Tant Are offering area residents who do not possess a High school diploma guidance on How to follow through and Complete their adult Basic education and develop Job search capabilities through a Williamsport area Community College sponsored program known As a project

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