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Daily Review (Newspaper) - June 20, 1986, Towanda, PennsylvaniaI love Towanda fete Heads into weekend Page three seniors enjoy taste of exotic at picnic Page six Nam rain Sun saturday sunny a Complete weather on Page 2 chuckle psychiatry school where they learn the nuts and Holts of nuts. Daily Feu Teui 106th year no. 42,198 Friday june 20, 1986 25 cents storm causes $686,000 in damages in the county by Sara Ellen canister the severe storms that tracked across Bradford county monday night inflicted an estimated $686,-527 in damages but the More than half a million dollars in repair costs did not qualify the county for Federal or state assistance according to John Mosser emergency management coordinator of the Bradford county emergency operations Center Athens Borough was hardest hit. Accounting for much of the Cost of damages. The storm which lasted Only minutes resulted in $460,440 property damage to 20 Homes and five businesses in the Borough Mosser said he added that at least eight Borough property owners could not be reached for damage surveys and the Cost of damages to their Homes and businesses was not included in the estimates. Clean up and repair costs for Athens Borough streets Parks and fences reached $80,000, Mosser said. Cost of damages to three Homes. A barn and a trailer in Litchfield township was estimated at $78,, Mosser said. Twenty Homes in Athens township received $68,127 in damages but five homeowners could not be reached for surveys which would have added their damage costs to the total Mosser said. Only two homeowners qualified for assistance Mosser said in order for a county to receive Federal or state Aid he said it must have had at least 25 Homes damaged with 40 percent of All the damage not covered by insurance. A we did not meet the criteria a Mosser said. A it was difficult because almost everyone we talked to had Mosser and his staff have been conducting damage surveys throughout the county for the past two Days. Warning process detailed by Sara Ellen canister As winds of 60 and 70 Miles per hour raced towards the county monday night dispatchers at the Bradford county emergency operations Center in North Towanda readied county residents for severe weather notifying fire companies police stations and hospitals of an approaching storm. The basement dispatch room at the Center is a mass of modern equip ment a computers clocks maps telephones teletype machines scanners and radios a All coordinated in a thorough communications system that during heavy thunderstorms and other emergencies can save lives. According to John Mosser the centers emergency management coordinator dispatchers on duty keep a checklist of a a units to warn in emergency weather conditions. See a warnings a Page 10 triathlon action coming this sunday athletes from All Over will be competing this sunday in the fourth annual endless mountains triathlon. Swimmers will again be starting their Day at 9 30 . With a one mile swim at Lake w Esau King As shown Here in last years event. The Day of activities will end at Hornbrook Park. Daily review photo by John Thomas plea agreement is proposed in april Towanda fatal Accident Case by sue Corie Milton r. Frisbie of Towanda re 36, yesterday entered a plea of guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter driving while under the influence of alcohol dui and leaving an Accident involving death or personal injury. The plea was in accordance with an agreement reached Between the defense and prosecution. The court has not yet ruled on the agreements acceptance or rejection by entering the plea Frisbie admits he was opera tor of the vehicle which struck and killed 44-year old Patricia Weber the fatal Accident occurred on april 7 on Bridge Street Hill in Towanda township West of Towanda Borough. The defendant through his plea also admits he was driving while his blood alcohol level was in excess of .10 percent and that he did not report his involvement in the Accident until approximately one hour later. The agreement proposed to Bradford county judge Jeffrey a Smith by Frisbie a attorney Frank Niemiec and District attorney Daniel Barrett suggests that Frisbie be sentenced to a minimum of four months to a maximum of 48 months imprisonment if the agreement is accepted Frisbie would be Given one months credit for time he voluntarily served in an alcohol detoxification Center. It is proposed that for the next two months Frisbie be permitted to take part in a work release program during that period he would attend work daily for five Days a week returning to jail those evenings and on weekends. The final month of his minimum sentence he would continue to work but would be permitted to spend week Day evenings at his Home returning to jail Only on weekends. The plea agreement Calls for Frisbie a parole at the end of the fourth month providing there Are no problems encountered during the minimum period of this sentence. The 48-month maximum sentence would provide for continued court supervision of the defendant the District attorney explained. Sim a Frisbie a Page 10 Wyalusing Boro sewer main line almost done by Scott Miller construction Crews in Wyalusing today should finish All but one Section of the main line for that boroughs sewer project said Lyman Miller coordinator of the project. That Section termed the Taylor Avenue revision involves laying the main line of the sewer behind several houses so the Borough does not have to tear up route 706. A this will be less expensive and we wont have to mess with state Highway a Miller said Miller said that monday the Crews will begin adding lateral connections to the main line so businesses and homeowners can tap in to the sewer. He predicted that part of the project will be finished by the end of july some time in August the Borough will begin sending notices to homeowners to pay the $500 tapping fee. Miller said. According to Kim Barnes of the Northern tier regional planning and development commission homeowners and businesses have 60 Days after the notices Are sent to pay the fee and 120 Days to tap in to the sewer. Despite the fact that Grants of $500 to pay the fee Are available to Low and Middle income residents the Borough is still having a hard time giving them away. Of 168 residents the nor pc said May be eligible for the Grants Only about 43 have applied so far Barnes said. Barnes said she cannot explain Why More Low and Middle income people Haven to applied for the Grants. If the Borough does not use a portion of the Grant significant enough to please the state it could lose the Grant Money a i say we re desperate yet a Barnes said a i would think that by the end of the month if we done to have More applications we re going to have to go with some kind of door to door Campaign a we did a door to door Survey a couple of years ago. We d probably take a look at the county tax Rolls and see what homeowners have to be contacted a Barnes said. A a that a Nota definite see a sewers a Page 3 Fri agent convicted of spying los Angeles a Richard w. Miller the Only Fri agent Ever accused of spying was convicted of espionage and bribery thursday by a jury that rejected his claim that he was trying to infiltrate the soviet Kab As a double agent to save his flagging career. Miller the Pudgy agent who worked in the counterintelligence Section of the of big a los Angeles office sat motionless and stared at the jurors As the verdict was announced in the Case that rocked the Fri when it broke nearly two years ago. Miller. 49, could be sentenced to life in prison Miller was found guilty of conspiring to pass classified documents to the soviet Union of copying classified documents and of delivering them to a foreign government with knowledge they would be used to the advantage of a foreign Power the soviet Union and to the disadvantage of the United states. He also was found guilty of communicating the documents to a known representative of the soviets and of soliciting $50,000 in Gold and $15,000 in Cash the panel had told the judge they were deadlocked on one count Only whether or not Miller had accepted an expensive Trench coat from his Girlfriend As a bribe. The government moved to drop the seventh count and . District judge David Kenyon granted the motion. As Miller was being led out of the courtroom in Handcuffs he was asked for comment by reporters. He smiled and said a a let a say thank god for the court of Millers attorneys Joel Levine and Stanley Greenberg said they were confident the verdict would be reversed on Appeal the jury which deliberated 21 hours Over four Days was the second panel to consider the complicated Case. The first jury to hear the Case said it could not reach a unanimous verdict. In the second trial the government presented essentially the same Case against Miller. Cyanide laced excedrin linked to two deaths Seattle apr a Man who died earlier this month was killed by cyanide after he swallowed extra strength excedrin capsules from a tainted bottle authorities said thursday in the second poisoning death linked to the painkiller. Bruce Nickell died june 5 of acute cyanide poisoning said or. Co Rinne Fligner of the King county medical examiners office. A we assume that he took extra strength excedrin that had cyanide in it but i can to say that because i Wasny to there and i did no to see what he swallowed a Fligner said. A we assume the two things Are related a she said there was no test to determine for sure whether Nickell had swallowed excedrin Nickell lived in Auburn wash., five Miles away from Katherine sue Snow whose june 11 death was linked to cyanide from a bottle of extra strength excedrin the cyanide from a capsule in Nickells bottle appeared to match a Sample taken from is. Snows bottle said Jim Davis director of the investigations Branch of the food and drug administration in Seattle. The Fra on wednesday night issued a warning against use of the medication and manufacturer Bristol Myers followed with a nationwide recall of extra strength excedrin capsules potassium cyanide also was found in a capsule from a bottle used by Nickell 52, said sue Hutchcroft an Fra spokeswoman in Seattle. Nickell a state employee had taken capsules from the bottle his wife said. He initially was pronounced dead of natural causes at Arborview medical Center in Seattle. He suffered lung problems. The death a is now being investigated As a cyanide related death a the King county medical examiners office said. Of the 56 capsules left inside the 60-capsule bottle in is. Snows Home three contained significant amounts of cyanide Fra officials said one cyanide laced capsule was found in the bottle from the Nickell Home said Kelly Fry an Fra spokeswoman Stella Nickell had noticed that the lot number 5-h102 on the bottle matched the number on a bottle used by is Snow said Fra spokesman Bill Grigg in Washington . Local recording artist Denise Allis performs at Nashville fan fare a Gypsy lady a the title of local recording artist Denise Allis new album fits both this Young woman and her varied singing style. Denise has been doing a lot of singing and much travelling since she left her Hometown area of Towanda to pursue a full time musical career one of her most recent engagements was performing for the huge Quot fan fare Celebration in Nashville. This annual event draws an audience of country music fans from All across the nation to hear both Well established and new and upcoming musical artists perform. In addition to her live on stage performance Denise manned a Between the lines by sue Cone is Booth at the fan fare event this provided her an Opportunity to visit with Many of the fan fare attendees. These country music fans in turn were Able to meet and talk with Denise and Many of the other fan fare performers about their music careers and upcoming performances. Since becoming a full time entertainer. The former Tow Andian has been maintaining a fun but hectic work schedule. She a been touring with Young gospel groups participating in musical theatre shows and performing with country bands. Among her other recent appearances was a singing engagement on june 12 at the Well known opry land hotel in Nashville Denise a singing talents have not gone unnoticed she has gained recognition by being named a first round Winner of a regional finals of the 1985 a wrangler country showdown a in 1984 she was named a first runner up in the a Pennsylvania . Performer of the year awards also As a regular on the a appalachian Jubilee a she was billed As the a first lady of Appalachia a Denise later became a regular performer on the popular a Tennessee barn dance in Knoxville this is the same show where such stars As Archie Campbell Kitty Wells and chit Atkins got their Start singing before a live audience is what Denise likes to do Best. She views All her audience Mem Bers As a friends a thus she feels very comfortable performing before a live crowd when she takes her place on stage a i done to think there is a Wall Between us. We re All there to have a Good time so i remember that a she notes. Denise a new a Gypsy lady album will soon be available in her Hometown area of Northeast Penn Sylvania. Her parents or and mrs Ira Cox or. Of Towanda re 2 relate. The album contains a variety of traditional and contemporary country styles from heart twisting ballads to up Tempo foot stampers Denise Allis former Towanda resident is shown performing at the fan fare Celebration held recently in Nashville Tennessee. It

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