Pennsylvania Towanda Daily Review in Towanda, Pennsylvania
3 May 1986

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3 May 1986

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Daily Review (Newspaper) - May 3, 1986, Towanda, PennsylvaniaI original Litho display continues Over three greatest 2 minutes in sports eight Reeze warning ittle warmer weather on Page 2 sunday a l a Complete chuckle Moon lighter someone who holds Day and night jobs so that he can drive from one to the other in a better car. 106th year no. 42,158 saturday May 3, 1986 25 cents nuke Accident spreading contamination soviets blame human error a by the associated press water reservoirs near the crippled soviet nuclear Power Plant at chernobyl Are contaminated and the Region remains too radioactive Lor evacuated residents to return a top soviet communist party official said Friday night the Accident a week ago that sent a huge invisible Cloud of radiation Over Europe was caused by human error said the official who is a close associate of soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev. The first detailed soviet description of the chernobyl disaster and its aftermath was Given by Moscow Reagan will rap soviet secrecy Tokyo apr president Reagan was told saturday that the soviet nuclear Power Plant in the Ukraine still appears to be soldering and the president prepared to criticize the Kremlin for its tardiness in telling the world about the catastrophe and refusal to provide details. Reagan a spokesman on the eve of the opening of a seven nation Summit meeting Here called for on site inspection of soviet nuclear Power plants to help prevent future accidents and reduce the spread of escaping radiation. Presidential spokesman Larry Speakes said Reagan had received a written report from vice president George Rush providing the government s latest information about the Accident collected by a special task Force in Washington and reviewed by Bush s special Cabinet level committee. Complaining that information is still sketchy because the soviets refuse to reveal details of the disaster Speakes said it would be a Quot practical and worthwhile goal Quot to work toward on site inspections of nuclear Power facilities by outside technical experts. Quot we would like to have the extent of the Accident the measurements in the specific area the efforts and the Success or Lack thereof regarding the controlling of the fire in the area and we d certainly like to know about the safeguards that they have for their nuclear reactors Quot Speakes said. He told reporters the president would address the Issue in remarks later saturday to a . Chamber of Commerce group Here. Quot an expanded version of onsite inspections is certainly something that would be a practical and worthwhile goal to work toward so that All nations cooperate to prevent accidents of this Type and. Should they occur to prevent their the spokesman said. He reported that . Medical and technical teams have been dispatched to Moscow. Communist party chief Boris Yeltsin. In an interview in West Germany with the Ari National television network. Quot the cause lies apparently in the subjective realm in human error. We Are undertaking measures to make sure that this does t happen again Quot said Yeltsin. Yeltsin a comments to the party Congress dealt with his criticism of the Western news Media for Quot Brazen lies Quot and Quot concocting Many hoaxes Quot in reporting on the nuclear reactor Accident and fire. Those comments were carried in Moscow by the government run news Agency Tass which made no refer ence to the details he gave in the television interview details which have not been available in the soviet Union. Vice president George Bush challenged the soviet Union to share More information about its nuclear Accident calling the veil of secrecy around the disaster Quot unconscionable Bush leaving Andrews air Force base for Chicago after meeting with Cabinet officials to review the chernobyl Accident said the soviets have responded to some . Requests for information. Quot i cannot go into the detail but it is sparse at Best Quot he said Quot they have been less than forthcoming and my Strong conviction is that they ought to open up even in that closed the official press carried Only the Brief government statement is sued thursday which said radiation Levels around the Plant had decreased Gorbachev has made no Public comment on the reactor Accident. Quot the cause lies apparently in the subjective realm in human said Yeltsin. Quot we Are undertaking measures to make sure that this does t happen see a error a Page 12 / Athens twp. To decide on sewage treatment Plant by end of month Athens township will have to make a decision on it sewage treatment by the end of the month according to supervisor chairman Jack Walter Quot we discussed it at our last meeting but no decision has been made Quot Walter said Walter said that he expects the final decision this month. Quot they the Athens Sayre joint sewer authority and the department of environmental resources would have liked it at the end of april but we just weren t ready a he said. A there is no doubt about it we Wall have to make a decision a Walter said adding that Athens township does have a number of options he said that the township could build its own sewage treatment Plant join the sewer authority or come up with what Walter terms Quot a creative plan of our he said that the available options Are currently under review by the township solicitor. There has been considerable debate whether Athens township and South Waverly Borough should tie admitted to the authority. One Side feels they should not be admitted because they did not join in and share the Cost of building the existing treatment facility while the other Side feels they should be admitted As it will spread out the Cost of building the secondary treatment facility which has been mandated by the Federal environment Protection Agency it is expected to Cost sewer users in Sayre and Athens boroughs $ 1 i More per year if South Waverly Borough and Athens township do not participate in the plan the proposed Plant will Cost the participating municipalities approximately $5. I million . Jobless level Falls to 7.1 % Washington apr plunging interest rates and Oil prices began showing up favourably in the Job Market last month helping create 205,000 new jobs to offset the continuing ill health of smokestack industries and modestly reduce unemployment to 7.1 percent the government reported Friday. Despite the loss of the 60, pm jobs in manufacturing and Oil and Gas industries a housing Boom Trig gered by the lowest mortgage rates this decade raised construction real estate and finance employment by 130, my in april the Bureau of labor statistics said with 8.3 million people still seek ing work a about the same level As a year ago a officials said the one tenth of a percentage Point drop from the March civilian jobless rate of 7.2 percent represents Little change in the Overall labor Market but even that Small dip helped relieve fears triggered up a Large upsurge in joblessness two months earlier that the nearly 3 yearlong recovery from the last recession had become stalled. In the past four months the Economy has created one million new jobs. Cold blustery weather has hit the area with a reminder of Winter. The cold Gray weather is illustrated by this lonely scene near the Bradford county area to tech school in North Tow and a. Daily review photo by John Thomas cold air winds put us in fridge by the associated press unseasonably Cool air spilling out of Canada combined with winds up to 30 mph to refrigerate the northeastern Quarter of the country Friday As showers and thunderstorms drenched Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. Early afternoon temperatures were mostly in the upper 30s and 40s from the great lakes Region to the Northern half of the appalachians and northwesterly winds of 15 to 30 mph kept wind chill readings in the teens and 20s. Nearly 3 inches of rain fell at Beaumont and port Arthur Texas. $1 trillion plan intended to Send message Washington a despite president Reagan s a serious budget writers said a bipartisan $1 trillion tax and spending plan the Senate passed Early Friday sends a loud and Clear signal about the need for Revenue increases and restraint in Pentagon spending to trim Federal red Ink. Sen Pete v Domenici r-n.m., chairman of the Senate budget committee said he expected legislation to carry out such action Quot will find its Way to the president s desk within the next 40 to 50 Days rep. William h Gray iii. A a. Chairman of the House budget committee welcomed the Senate s action a which came at about 1 . Friday a and said his panel would begin drafting its version of the spending plan next week How Ever a statement issued by Gray s office did not indicate whether he would seek tax increases similar to those in the Senate package. Democratic leaders had promised the House panel could produce its own budget 72 hours after the Senate finished work Quot now its up to the House to match its rhetoric with action Quot said Senate majority Leader Bob Dole a Kan Gray had said on thursday Quot the House position is that additional revenues Are needed but that the House will not consider them until the president and the republicans signal agreement a but sen. Lawton Chiles of Florida. The senior Democrat on the Senate budget committee said the Senate votes of 66-29 and 70-25 on the Compromise spending plan tor the fiscal year beginning oct 1 should Clear the Way for House democrats to act. On the final ballot 38 democrats and 32 republicans voted in favor of the package while 19 republicans and six democrats opposed it Quot we have Given to the House democrats what they needed and that s a budget that has a majority of the Senate republicans supporting new taxes Quot Chiles said. Quot they can go Forward now they can put Revenue in i Don t think they have to wait for the president to say a in a going to take new Domenici said the House and the White House should read the Senate votes As sentiment for action on a mix of tax increases Domestic spending restraint and less for the Pentagon than Reagan requested Quot i believe the message is loud and Clear and it be any stronger Quot he said Reagan was less than lukewarm about the package praising Only the fact that the Senate had taken action. The Senate passed plan Calls for unspecified tax increases of about $13.2 billion next year which is More than double what Reagan recommended in the budget proposals he sent to Congress on feb. 5. However it is lower than the $18.7 billion in tax increases dome Nicias budget committee had recommended on military spending authority the president had requested $320 billion for next year but the Senate package approved $301 billion still that was $6 billion More than a his fam Milt us al Cost of living increases for Federal programs would lie granted at the rate of inflation which the Bud get anticipates at 2 percent Reagan had called for the elimination of dozens of Domestic spend ing program but the Senate package would get rid of Only about 12, relatively Small programs the budget blueprint does not go to the White House for the presi Dent s signature but serves As a guide for Congress As it makes its spending and tax decisions Domenici and Chiles predicted that if Congress follows the guidelines of the plan the $144 Bil lion deficit target for next year required under a new balanced budget Law would be met. Across the Board spending cuts Are required to make up the difference i there s plenty to do in Valley this weekend despite Cool weather if you were planning to launch the boat for the seasons opener or pull the cover off the backyard Pool this weekend you better make other plans As the weather in t expected to cooperate. However there Are lots of activities going on in the Valley this weekend that will not be affected by the weather the Athens Apple Blossom Days conclude today but not before the second annual pet Parade is completed and the Apple pie baking contest is held the pet Parade will begin at 10 . At the Athens methodist Church and will proceed to the Athens mini mall pies should be at Pumpernickel res Valley viewpoint by Jackie Page tau rant by 11 . In addition various downtown businesses will continue their weekend specials to Day. The Best of country show will be held at the Ulster fire Hall on Sun Day. From 10 . To 5 ., featuring crafts and Antiques from throughout the area. With an emphasis on the country theme music should add a flair to the creative show with Craft demonstrations. Chicken and biscuit dinners and homemade pie will also be available. The fair is sponsored by the Mather memorial Library the Valley arts society is holding its Valley arts show sunday at the Ingersoll Rand clubhouse in Athens from noon to 4 30 pm demonstrations and exhibitions will highlight the artistic event the Southern tier Quarter horse association is sponsoring the 1986 new York classic Quarter horse show at Tioga Park in Nichols by. Nearly 600 Quarter horses and their owners Are participating in the five Day event which concludes sunday. The Public is invited to attend baseball fans Are invited to attend the opening Day of Sayre Little league at the Little league Field. The opening pitch will be thrown at 1 with state representative j Scot Chadwick the Valley bicycle Motocross is holding its new track opening today near the Blue Swan Airport. Mile Lane Road. Athens township. Sing for the first race of the season will be held from 1 to 2 30 With racing to begin at 3. All children age 4 and up Are Welcome to race for More information Contact Jim Rinus at 888-4753, de Garrity at 888-1850 or Jack Belles at 888-5395 and an upcoming event the Sayre business association is hold ing its 5th annual Spring festival next week on thursday through saturday with the theme Quot re member mothers Day sunday May 11.�?� l and k amusements will provide activities All three Days be ginning at 10a.m. Also featured will be food crafts Booths and demonstrations with wats providing a live radio Remote on saturday. In conjunction a Valley children Art contest will be held with prizes and ribbons for students in grades one through six entries will be Dis played in participating stores with winners announced on wats on saturday around 11 15a.m. The Sayre elks will be holding a Chicken Barb a in their parking lot on Friday and saturday. Another event to be held next weekend is the Guthrie Gallop on saturday with the 5k race at 10 . And 10k race at 11

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