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Daily Review (Newspaper) - May 9, 1986, Towanda, PennsylvaniaFree parking trial gets the nod in Towanda Boro Page thre Towanda girls class a track champs Page eight partly sunny saturday sunny Complete weather on Page 2 chuckle everyone likes a Man with a Strong will. Until you try Loco test it. 106th year a no. 42,163 Friday May 9, 1986 25 cent soviets checks showed nothing to fear Kiev . Apr no one was evacuated immediately from the chernobyl nuclear Plant area because initial radiation checks after the reactor explosion and fire showed a nothing to fear a the ukrainian Premier said thursday. Alexander Lyashkov said the evacuation order for the immediate area was Given april 27, the Day after the Accident and that people More than six Miles away were not told to leave until a week after the disaster. Reports thursday said changing winds had carried higher Levels of radiation to Kiev the ukrainian capital of 2.4 million people 80 Miles South of the chernobyl Plant. Health precautions were imposed in the City and thousands of people were reported fleeing. Lyashkov told a visiting group of Western reporters the first allowed into the Ukraine since the Accident that the reactor fire was Quot practically stopped Quot and radiation was Quot stable with a tendency the reactor Core meltdown at chernobyl spewed a Cloud of invisible radioactivity Over Europe but the soviet Union did not report it until High Levels of radiation were reported in Scandinavia two Days after it happened. Trains arriving in Moscow from Kiev were packed. Transport officials said they added More trains and flights because of Victory Day on Friday celebrating the end of world War ii in Europe and approaching summer holidays. Lyashkov said the explosion that caused the fire resulted in a a Small radioactive emissions and Quot the measurements at first showed that there was nothing to fear a an order was issued april 27 to evacuate people within 6.2 Miles of the Plant he said but the zone was not broadened to 18 Miles until six Days later. Evacuation Quot was completed by May 4�?� a last sunday he said. The town of chernobyl in which about 30,000 people lived is 12 Miles from the Plant but a senior Western Diplomat in Moscow said thursday see a information a Page 6 Man charged with eight counts of murder in fire Philadelphia apr a 20-year-old Man was charged thursday with setting fires in the basements of two separate buildings of an apartment Complex killing eight people and injuring More than a dozen others authorities said. Police arrested Frank a. Jordan who sometimes lived with his Mother in a third undamaged building at the Complex when he sought treatment for an injury he claimed to have suffered while helping to Rescue fleeing residents. Jordan was charged with eight counts of murder nine counts of arson nine counts of risking a catastrophe and other charges officials said. He was held without bail pending a hearing next wednesday according to the District attorneys office. Jordan also was charged with nine counts of recklessly endangering another person and one count each of aggravated assault and simple assault. Authorities said More than 15 people were injured including fire fighters and mayor w. Wilson Goode called it Quot a senseless fire commissioner William Richmond said it was the largest Ever loss of life due to arson in the City although More people have died in accidental fires Jordan used a cigarette lighter to ignite material in storage lockers in the basements of two buildings about 2 . At the Latonia apartments in Northeast Philadelphia see a murder a Page 10 police visibility poll conducted by Jackie Page Quot do you think Towanda boroughs police department should be More visible a thirty five Towanda area residents were asked that question thursday by the daily review in a random unscientific and informal Telephone Survey. Residents contacted were also asked Quot do you think they police should get out of their car or office and walk a foot patrol beat More often a finally they were asked Quot Are there any other comments you a like to make regarding the police department or their visibility a the poll was conducted following a daily review editorial suggesting the Borough police need to be More visible to the Public. A subsequent letter to the editor from Towanda businessman Pat Sherburne called the editorial and some of the assertions contained therein Quot unfair and unsubstantiated. Not of the 35 surveyed 7 20% did not want to comment. Eight 23% were not in favor of increased police visibility 14 40% were in favor and 6 17% had no opinion. On the question of increased foot patrols 5 14% were not in favor of the police implementing a foot patrol while 16 46% were in favor and 7 20% had no opinion. See a poll a Page 10 Towanda students inducted into Honor society induction ceremonies were held last night for National Honor society students at Towanda High school. Inducted were front from left Sherry i of Yack Junior Jodi Mcneal soph. Christine Chrenowski soph. Michelle Hassell soph. Denise Schelter soph. Coleen Ritts senior and Benjamin fan soph in the Back Stacy Forbes Junior Robin Young soph. Chara Booker soph. Jill Gorman soph. Phylann Nemeth soph. Shawn Monk soph. And Jennifer Schaeffer soph. I Aily review photo by John Thomas alaskan tidal wave turns into washout thousands flee others flock to look House approves grab bag spending Bill Washington apr the House thursday finally approved on its third attempt in a month a $1.7 billion grab bag spending Bill including Money for bolstering Security at . Embassies overseas but which republicans say is loaded with excesses and Likely to be vetoed. The Bill approved on a 242-132 vote contains a Long list of additional spending for this year $340 million to help the internal Revenue service process tax returns Money to restore cuts made in several programs under the Gramm Rudman deficit reduction Law a major item is $702 million for construction and beefing up Security staff at 23 diplomatic outposts the first instalment in a five year $4.4 billion anti terrorism program. That Money is not new spending but funds shuffled from Pentagon programs. Another hotly disputed item and the one considered most objectionable by president Reagan would take away the presidents authority to defer sometimes indefinitely spending called for by Congress. The measure now goes to the Senate where the administration is expected to seek to change or eliminate Many of the spending provisions. The House passed the measure after twice turning it Down in recent weeks. The measure had been rebuffed once because it was attached to a Bill providing Aid to nicaraguan Contra rebel fighters and again in a dispute Over jurisdiction on agriculture matters the Contra Aid has since been separated from the Bill and remains in doubt. Many of the farm policy matters that had been opposed by agriculture committee members were dropped during thursdays floor consideration. By the associated press thousands of Pacific coast residents fled to higher ground after sirens and loudspeakers warned them of a tidal wave triggered by earthquakes off the Aleutian islands but the biggest wave to hit the beaches was a human one. Traffic was tied up along the coast in Oregon Washington and British Columbia on wednesday night As the curious surged Seaward but saw swells not much larger than Normal. Quot we cleared them off the beaches and the Beach Loop Road and they flocked Back Down a said a police dispatcher in Bandon Ore. Quot we cleared them off again and they flocked Back Down to the water a tsunami warning was posted from Alaska to California and for Hawaii and Japan after a major quake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale hit undersea near the Aleutian islands on wednesday afternoon. Milder aftershocks continued to hit thursday said George carte a geophysicist at the Alaska tsunami warning Center in Palmer Alaska. The Only damage reported was Quot a couple of books being knocked off shelves at the Adak naval air station in the aleutians said Pentagon spokesman it. Col. Arnold Williams. About 21,000 people fled Low lying areas in Hawaii Oregon Washington Alaska and British Columbia and Many boats headed out to sea to ride out the Waves. There was a festive atmosphere in the emergency shelter in Copal is crossing was hand several Hundred evacuees who gathered at the Campbell High school parking lot in the Oahu Community of Ewa Beach threw a tailgate party with six packs of Beer and decks of cards. In port Alberni British Columbia a City of about 20,000 people traffic was heavy coming into town not leaving it said taxi Driver Gloria Jones. A this is crazy. Its not even this bad on a Friday people clambered to rooftops to see the wave that was expected to hit British Columbia at 8 p m put but swells were Only about 3 feet above Normal Waves were Only 10 feet High in Hawaii 2 to 3 feet in Washington and 5.8 feet in Adak on the aleutians an 1,100-mile Island Chain with 16 scattered villages Japan scentral meteorological Agency said a tsunami of 9 inches was observed there the Federal tsunami warning service called off its Alert 61 a hours after the quake struck big breakthrough in Home health care to be unveiled by memorial beginning next week a new communications device unique to this area will be made available through memorial Hospital s Home health Agency. Memorials Home health commune Call system will be introduced to the Public in a series of demonstrations which will take place throughout the week As part of the hospitals health fair activities being held in conjunction with National Hospital week described As being a Quot breakthrough in Home health care technology a the commune Call devices provide two Way voice communications Between Home bound subscribers and a computerized support Center located in Hamden Connecticut. Persons opting to have this communication system installed in their Home will be provided a communications unit which contains a speaker. This system can be activated either by pushing a Button this stationary unit or by pushing a Button on a Small portable Remote which is the second part of Between the lines by sue Corie the system with which they Are provided. The portable device has an approximate 200-foot Range from which Calls can be activated when its Button is pushed. The callers voice can be heard via the speaker on the stationary device from about this same distance away from the unit. The Remote portable unit which is part of this communications system can be worn by an individual As a Pendant or can be clipped to a Belt enabling a subscriber to go from room to room in their Home. Yet remain Only a push of a Button away from communicating with the health care technology corporation staff who Monitor this system 24-hours a Day 365 Days a year. When an individual having this system in their Home pushes the Button on their stationary unit or their portable transmitter the 1-800 Telephone line into which this communications system is connected is activated. Within seconds the voice of one of the trained personnel at the support Center will be heard in the Home of the individual who has activated his or her Call system. All that is then required of them is Quot to speak a explaining Why they have called. Coding of these devices enables the personnel at the Hamden support Center to have ready in front of them when they answer each Call information about this subscriber which is stored in the centers computer system. This information appears in front of the Center personnel on a computer screen and allows them to respond by name to the person who has summoned their assistance. Personal and medical information which has been collected by memorials Home health staff and which has been provided the Hamden support Center at the time an individual subscribes to this service can also be viewed on the computer screen. The support Center staff will stay on the line As Long As is necessary and will make whatever Calls Are needed to put subscribers in touch with the Type of Aid they May require. This communications device has a a very High tech speaker Mike Noone of memorial hospitals Public relations staff relates which automatically softens or amplifies the voices coming across the two Way communications system As necessary depending on How far the individual is situated from the speaker in their Home see a Between a Page 10 Debbie Hicks . And Bill Davidson certified borne health aide with memorial hospitals Home health Agency throughout next week will be demonstrating the Hospital Agency a new commune Call system. This voice to voice communications system puts an individual in constant touch with support Center staff based in Hamden Connecticut with a Mere push of a Button

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