Pennsylvania Towanda Daily Review in Towanda, Pennsylvania
7 May 1986

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7 May 1986

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Daily Review (Newspaper) - May 7, 1986, Towanda, PennsylvaniaNortheast Board of s tentative three Aba playoffs celtics first to Advance to conference title eight 171 i 1 1 o a thunderstorms 1 thursday sunny a Complete weather on Page 2� the reason Man s Stead of his Tongue. Chuckle it est Friend is a dog is because he wags his Tail in 106th year a no. 42,161 wednesday May 7, 1986 25 cents Warden prison won t be a Quot country club Quot blast triggered meltdown a the busier we keep them inmate the fewer problems we Warden s open letter to county residents Page 20. By Sun Lorie the proposed new Bradford county prison is not a a country club a it will contain a Concrete bunks and cold hard prison Warden Thomas Powers offers this explanation in an open letter he s written to the citizens of the county. His letter was written in response to various others which have been printed recently in the a letters to the editor Section of this newspaper the Warden said he believes its important to clarify what he feels Are some misconceptions which have been expressed about the proposed new prison the letter he a written is offered to county residents As a Means of accomplishing this. According to Warden Powers the design of the new building will a meet but not exceed standards set Down by the Pennsylvania i a Pai tent of corrections and american correctional association. The Section of the proposed new prison which has been referred to by some persons As being a a rec Center is actually a Junior High sized gym. Powers relates the gym will be used for activities such As basketball and volleyball with a Small weight room being located adjacent to it Powers notes that the Pennsylvania department of corrections and american correctional association require that an inmate be provided two hours of exercise per Day see a Bradford a Page 20. Moscow apr a chemical explosion probably caused the chernobyl nuclear disaster and evacuation was delayed 36 hours because the Plant staff did not realize How serious the Accident was soviet officials said tuesday. They brushed off Western complaints about slow reporting of limited information on the april 26 Accident at the ukrainian Plant which spewed an invisible Cloud of radiation Over Europe. None of the officials said whether the fire has been extinguished in the Graphite reactor Core. A report in the communist party daily pravda earlier tuesday suggested it was still burning or soldering. The six men including the top nuclear Energy official and he head of a government investigation spoke at the first official news conference on the disaster. Little new information Little new information was offered at the session which was carefully controlled beyond the probable cause and the revelation about delayed evacuation. They answered a half dozen written questions giving conflicting data on radiation emitted at the Plant. The Only four Oral queries accepted were from soviet reporters and journalists from other communist countries. The Cloud of radioactivity still Hung Over Europe on tuesday and radiation was detected in the Western United states Canada and Japan. China said its monitors had found nothing abnormal none of the radiation was described As life threatening but Many precautions still Are in effect. Greece and several other governments continue warning their people against consuming fresh milk or Leafy vegetables. In Bonn West German Interior ministry sources said soviet officials had asked to buy or rent Remote controlled Earth moving machines for use in cleanup work at the chernobyl Plant 80 Miles North of Kiev a City of 2.4 million people that is capital of the Ukraine. One official at the Moscow news conference insisted that the International atomic Energy Agency was told of the Accident three Days before the Agency said it got the report. Soviet authorities publicly acknowledged the Accident two Days after it happened following reports of abnormally High radiation Levels in Scandinavia. According to figures Given at the news conference 204 people were hospitalized a slight increase from previous official reports of 107 the government said last week that two people were killed and 49 of those hospitalized had been discharged of the initial casualties 100 were flown to Moscow from the Accident site the officials said tuesday. One worker died after being burned Over 80 percent of his body and another died after being hit by a tailing object they said. Anatoly g. Kovalev first Deputy foreign minister and Deputy pre Mier Boris y. Shcherbina chief of the government investigation read opening statements that consumed about half the 70 minutes allowed for the news conference the first Deputy health minister Yevgeny i Vorobyev read from a prepared text in answering one of the four questions accepted from the audience. Shcherbina said the Accident began at 1 23 . On april 26, the first official mention of a precise time. He said a government commission was named immediately and its members began arriving at chernobyl a within a few Thunder and lightning awaken Region Spring turned Back into Winter last weekend Complete with Snow in some parts of the Region. Yesterday starting in the late afternoon it looked an awful lot like summer thanks to thunderstorm activity that became pretty violent in parts of Bradford and Sullivan counties. That a Winter to summer in a three Day Span. There were sporadic reports throughout the area of electrical systems being temporarily knocked out by the storm As Well As the usual damage wrought by lightning High winds and sometimes torrential rain. The National weather service says we can expect More Thunder lightning and showers this afternoon and evening. The leading Edge of a cooler midwestern air mass or cold front will Cross the state today and pass off the East coast by evening. Forecasters expect skies to Clear later tonight. Thursday promises to be mainly sunny but cooler with afternoon temperatures mainly in the upper 60s to the Middle 70s. Agreement reported on Sayre police contract by Jackie Page negotiations Between the Sayre police benevolent association spa and the Sayre Borough Council have been finalized and have concluded with an official decision reached Sayre Borough Council president Henry Peter Paul confirmed yesterday. Under the new contract full time police officers will receive a 5 percent salary increase retroactive to january 1985, As Well As an additional 5 percent increase for 1986. Peterpaul said that originally the spa requested a 9 percent increase while the Borough offered 5 percent. In addition to the wage increase included in the contract is a 100 percent increase in term policy life insurance raising coverage from $20,000 to $40,000. The new contract also allows officers to reach the top base within four years in three equal Steps. Under the old contract it took six years to reach the top base Peterpaul said. The 1986 contract changes the policy for Holiday salary granting time and a half pay to officers working on holidays with no compensation time. In the past officers who worked holidays were paid their regular salary and were granted one Day compensation time. Also in the 1986 contract Peterpaul said officers clothing allowance increased from $350 to $400 per year which the Borough offered. In addition the Borough will furnish holsters and pants for the officers. Liability insurance coverage remains unchanged at a total of $100,300, Peterpaul said the contract decision was handed Down by mediator Carl Stoltenberg following a hearing held april 16 at the Sayre Borough Hall arbitrator for Sayre Borough was Allie Babcock and arbitrator for the spa was Anthony Fascinelli. Making appearances at the hearing were attorneys David Keeffe and Patrick Barrett officers Thomas Vanfleet and David Chamberlain. See a Sayre police a Page 20. Could it be universe s hugest new York it apr astronomers have found evidence of a mysterious object in space that could be the most massive known in the universe but so far they can Only guess at what it is scientists said tuesday. The object apparently contains about a thousand trillion times the mass of the Sun or 1,000 to 10,000 times the mass of the Milky Way Galaxy said Edwin l. Turner professor of astrophysical sciences at Princeton University and one of the researchers who will report the finding this week in the British journal nature. Another scientist said the apparent characteristics of the object would make it unprecedented. The object has not been seen but its presence was shown by the effects of its Gravity Turner said. The tip off came in studies of an apparent pair of quasars Star like objects that can pro Duce massive amounts of Light and other radiation about 5 billion Light years away. A Light year is the distance Light can travel in a year Star Light is a mix of various wavelengths of Light and it can be split into individual wavelengths to get a distinctive profile sort of a celestial fingerprint for various stars when that was done for the Light from the two quasars Turner said the profiles were a astonishingly the object would tie unprecedented in terms of the amount of mass concentrated in a relatively Small area to produce the observed effect said j. Craig Wheeler astronomy professor at the University of Texas at Austin. The mass would tie on the order of that contained in clusters of galaxies a and yet we done to see any stars in this thing a Wheeler said in a Telephone interview questions do you favor Liberty and Justice for All mom Apple pie in be always been interested in opinion polls and surveys particularly in the Way their questions and statements Are phrased. Its always seemed to me that a simple turn of phase can often make the difference Between a a a positive response and a a a negative response Toa poll. A while ago i wrote about a democratic Survey i received on what the party Felt were the most pressing issues that will be facing the United states in the next eight or so years. Well As i said then everyone is into surveys these Days and a Republican Friend of mine let me take a peek at a Survey that was being taken by the Republican presidential task Force. The Survey which an attached letter by sen John Heinz indicated was Only sent to particular party members lists Ronald Reagan As the founder of the task Force and sen. Heinz As its chairman. A second look i there Are similarities Between the Republican and democratic surveys As one might expect. Most of the same issues Are covered but that a pretty much where the similarities end while the democratic Survey questions seemed to be asking the recipients a what do you want us to do a which i did no to find too reassuring since i feel that the big Guys ought to know what to Dothe Republican Survey contained questions More along the lines of a when did you Stop beating your wife a Here is one question posed by the task Force along with choices the surveys recipients had for responses the remarks in parentheses Are mine a which of president Reagan a Agenda issues below do you personally favor and want your senators and congressmen to support ? a a new tax system which is simpler and fairer to All. Favor oppose no if the person responds Quot opposed or a no opinion a i guess that Means he or she wants a complicated unfair system How could a person oppose this Issue a a an end to governments a War on business from excessive regulation. Favor oppose no opinion a this question presumes that the recipient thinks there is a a War on whatever that Means a a providing a More solid social Security system for today a and tomorrows senior americans. Favor oppose no persons answering a a opposed want to throw older people out into the Street right a a a Justice system dedicated to Justice not leniency in the a War on favor oppose no the Only persons i can think of who would a a opposed this statement Are criminals there were three other questions All with the same Spanish inquisition like qualities. The last query was preceded by a statement that said a Success or failure of the president to get his Agenda into place in the Short time left and maintaining a Republican majority in this years elections Are critical for the future of the nations continued recovery from the tremendous damage done by prior democratic Correct me if in a wrong but Haven to there been four Republican and four democratic administrations in the White House since the end of world War ii including the Reagan administration and the majorities in the Senate and the Congress have switched Back and Forth a couple of times also. The final question is a will you make a contribution today to help us fund our nationwide grassroots Effort to counteract the dangerous new drive to undermine president Reagan a last term Agenda a i capitalized the words to draw attention to them nationwide grassroots dangerous new drive hey come on Guys. Lighten up of we re All americans the a grassroots Effort to which the Survey refers is the Effort to raise Money for Republican candidates who will running in this years Senate and congressional elections. The a dangerous new drive is the democratic Effort to hold onto the majority in the Congress and attain a majority in the Senate portraying the opposing party a candidates As a a Booty men has been going on for a Long time but i think that the republicans Are going a just Little overboard this time. Of course Lyndon i Trouche and his gang have got the democrats and the republicans beat hands Down i Trouche thinks that both sides Are composed of a Bunch of drug pushers commies and Homos. Perhaps the task Force is borrowing a Page from the Larouche Campaign strategy Book. Maybe the two major parties should skip the rhetoric and just ask for the Money. My Republican Friend who loaned me his Survey said the party can count on him not to respond this time

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