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Daily Review (Newspaper) - May 20, 1986, Towanda, PennsylvaniaHarding murder Case charges three Panther girls win in District eight tuesday i mid showers a cooler other an Page 2m wednesday a Complete wet chuckle life is a stage. And lets face it. The lighting is Lousy. Daht 106th year a no. 42,172 tuesday May 20, 1986 25 cents International outcry follows South african Aerial raids Johannesburg South Africa apr South Africa raided targets in three Black ruled countries monday sending warplanes and airborne commandos hundreds of Miles in its biggest operation to Date against alleged guerrilla bases. The attacks in which at least three people were killed provoked an International outcry and jeopardized a peace Mission by a Commonwealth delegation the White House condemned the raids South african commanders said their forces hit operations centers and Quot terrorist transit facilities of the african National Congress in and around the capitals of Zimbabwe Zambia and Botswana. The Anc is the main guerrilla group fighting the White controlled government. It was South Africa s first major assault inside Zimbabwe and Zambia. Since 1980. The South african military has sent commandos against alleged Anc facilities in Lesotho Mozambique and Botswana where 12 people were killed in a raid last june. All three countries raided monday Are members of the Commonwealth the association of Britain and its former colonies that South Africa quit years ago Britain a foreign Secretary. Sir Geoffrey Howe called the attacks Quot a Plain violation of the sovereignty of three fellow Commonwealth countries a . Secretary general Javier Perez de Cuellar said the military action was Quot a further Extension of the violence in Southern Africa whose roots Spring from the iniquitous policies of apartheid and racial discrimination which have been universally in India current chairman of the non aligned movement a spokesman said the government was a appalled and angered by the attacks critics contended the raids were intended to scuttle the Mission of a seven member Commonwealth delegation seeking to promote talks Between president . Botha s government and the guerrillas. The South african press association quoted diplomatic sources it did not name As saying the mediation Effort had collapsed and that five of the Commonwealth delegates left for Home monday and the other two would leave tuesday. Neighbouring Botswana said one of its citizens was killed and three were wounded by South african soldiers who landed by helicopter shortly after Daybreak and stormed a housing Complex near an army base in Gaborone the capital officials said one of those wounded was a Soldier. President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia North of Botswana said a zambian and a namibian were killed and about 10 people wounded in a raid by Jet fighters on a refugee Camp near Lusaka at about 9 the Anc has its exile Headquarters in Lusaka the capital he blamed the a cowardly criminal and unforgivable attacks of aggression Quot on the . Policy of constructive engagement using persuasion instead of economic Force with South Africa. The United states and Britain have opposed severe economic sanctions. In neighbouring Zimbabwe South african sol Diers bombed a downtown Harare office and a suburban Home at about 1 a apparently escaping in one or More vehicles. The Only reported casualty was a Security guard wounded at the office. Harare the capital of Zimbabwe is about 300 Miles from the South african Border Zimbabwe a prime minister Robert Mugabe told a news conference monday night that four people were arrested in connection with the raid. He did not identify the captives who he said were seized in a follow up in Zimbabwe and Botswana the raiders left behind pamphlets saying they regarded citizens of those countries As friends and were attacking Only a Banc president Quett Masire of Botswana condemned a this act of aggression and the Wanton murdering of an innocent civilian and the maiming of others. The attack was completely unprovoked and All three countries have denied supporting the Ancus military operations. South Africa launched the attacks two Days al ter reporting the discovery of what it described As the largest Cache of soviet made weapons Ever found in the country. The raids also came at a time of increasingly organized Black resistance within South Africa and challenges from far right Whites to the governments program to modify apartheid it. Gen. A j. Liebenberg he South african army commander said the targets included an Anc operational Center in downtown Harare a a terrorist transit facility in a Harare suburb and another alleged transit facility outside Gaborone. Sayre Board of s consolidation he s got them Over a barrel Tod Everts a member of the Troy Junior shooters sights in at troyes Alparone Park during target trapshooting Competition. Todd a squad comprised of 13 and 14-year-Olds will be going to Dallas pa., on May 31 for the irem Temple state shoot. Multiple teams from Athens Canton and Troy competed. Daily review photo by John Thomas by . Donahue the Sayre school District will consolidate its fifth and sixth Grade classes beginning with the new school year in the fall following a decision by the Board of education last night. On the advisement of Snyder school principal Ralph Yanuzzi the Board last night voted 6-3 to consolidate the fifth and sixth graders of the Litchfield school with the students of the Snyder school. A it is in the Best interest of the students to consolidate them at the h. Austin Snyder school a said Yanuzzi. He said it was Best particularly in the emotional educational and psychological development of the students. Another controversy expected by Many to be brought up before the Board last night that of moving the senior High graduation indoors regardless of the weather was not mentioned. Principal Henry soit announced recently that because of the class size the commencement exercises would be held in the schools auditorium no matter what the weather on june 10. Previously the exercises were scheduled for the Lockhart Street bowl and moved inside Only in Case of inclement weather the announcement by Solt Drew protests particularly from the senior class however no one including a number of students present brought the matter to the boards attention. The protests entered on the complaint that by moving the graduation ceremony inside the seniors would be limited in the number of friends and relatives that could attend due to seating constraints. The move to consolidate the fifth and sixth grades was also not without a controversy of its own. Litchfield resident Cheryl Mullen one of a Large group in attendance said a Why fix something that is not broke a she stated that the parents of the children involved asked to have the current situation changed see a Sayre a Page 3. Lack of local races might hamper turnout voter numbers Down for today s primary the Bradford county voter registration office reports that 25,964 persons Are registered to vote in today a Pri Mary elections. This figure is Down about 1.035 from the total number of voters who were registered in the county last fall. This is due in part to the fact that 1,285 persons were removed from the voter registration Rolls due to two years of non voting. During the registration period preceding today Selec tion 518 new registrations were recorded these included 307 Republican 157 democratic and 54 the current list of eligible voters includes 17,283 republicans 7,514 democrats 10 consumer party voters and 1,157 a a no party or four years ago in an election in which the offices being voted on were similar to those nominations Are being voted on today a 19 percent voter turnout was recorded in Bradford county. Offices to which persons will be nominating candidates in voting today include . Senator governor lieutenant governor representative in Congress 10th District representative in the general Assembly 110th District state committee members and county committee members. Bradford county voters will be using the recently purchased american information services . Voting system As they cast their ballots today. Although this is classified As an electronic voting system due to the manner in which ballots Are counted voters actually use a paper ballot and Pencil to cast their vote. Following the close of polls ballots Are brought by local election boards to the courthouse where they Are placed in a machine which tallies the votes via an electronic optical scanning method. This system was leased for use in both the primary and general elections in 1985. In january the commissioners voted to Purchase the . System for continued use in future years. In marking their ballots voters Are reminded to a Blacken the Oval completely to the left of the candidate they Are voting for a if a write in vote is being cast to write in a candidates name Blacken the Oval to the left of the line and write or paste the name in the space provided. A use Only the Marker provided. A do not fold your ballot. After candidate choices Are marked by a voter the ballots Are placed in a Metal a a sleeve and deposited in the ballot Box. A representative from the . Voting machine company will be at the courthouse this evening to provide technical or any other Type of assistance which might be needed by county personnel who will be operating the electronic vote counter. A heavy voter turnout is not anticipated due to the Lack of local races involved in today a primary election ballot. Polls today Are open from 7 . To 8 . Epa underestimates radioactivity Washington a a Radia tion doses from breathing air made radioactive by the chernobyl Accident could have been More than three times higher than the environmental Protection Agency has been stating the Agency acknowledged monday. Daily review operates internship program we be had the Opportunity the last three years to operate an internship program at the daily review for College students wishing to gain experience working in a a real world a newsroom. In that time four students have taken advantage of the program and two More will this summer. Three worked thru arrangements they made with a Trio of area colleges receiving College credits from their schools for the students experiences Here. Those schools were Elmira College. Mansfield and Bloomsburg. Another student enrolled at Penn state and desiring to ascertain her interest in journalism As a possible career worked Here for three months in an arrangement Independent of the school. She wanted to experience life in a newsroom in Black 6 f and a White by Denny Irvine before deciding her College major. And yes. After the experience she picked journalism All the interns received or will be receiving at least a Token Cash gift from the newspaper for successful completion of the program Here. A fifth student this time from Cornell desirous of gaining report ing experience so As to be ahead of her competitors in the future journalism Job Market will be serving an internship Here this summer. The second of this Summers in terns is also trying journalism to see if she likes it to decide whether she wants to pursue it As a College major and career for our part we invest in the intern our time spent in training them in the Trade from us they get a full and realistic look at journalism that May be quite different from that portrayed by books to. Etc our rewards Are several 1 we get some help in Trade for the training 2 we re aiding and getting an Early Start training potential future employees. One of the past interns now works full time for us and two others work part time wed hire them full time if they were available but one is still in school and the other has another Job. 3. We enjoy helping Young people. We give the interns a wide Range of experiences in new papering because we have a relatively Small staff they be gotten the Opportunity once trained to cover some fairly major news events. Upon request in be arranged for them to spend a couple of Days in other newspaper departments such As circulation and advertising if you know a High school or col lege student that might be interested in such a Trade training and experience in Exchange for their help either this summer or at any time in the future have them Contact me. But the larger doses still would not pose a health risk the Epa said its reports of air borne radioactive iodine-131 were based on filters that do not trap gaseous compounds of iodine-131 that almost certainly Are present the admission came in response to statements by new York City advocacy groups led by Accord research and educational associates inc., which said the Agency should have been multiplying its dose Esti mates by a Factor of eight Richard Piccioni of the group said that Factor of eight was an average derived from measurements made by the Oregon state health department that showed total breathable compounds of iodine-131 present in concentrations anywhere from 4.5 times As much As iodine-131 itself to 15 times As much most Epa monitoring stations do not have the charcoal filters necessary to trap gaseous compounds and can measure Only radioactivity present on Fine solid particles trapped on fiber filters Epa spokesman Chris Rice said stations of the nuclear regulatory commission and the Energy department can measure gaseous compounds he said and the Epa began reporting a backlog of those readings during the weekend Neal Nelson a radio biologist in the Agency a radiation office said readings at the Epars Mongorn Ery al lab indicated that total radioactive Ioco Ine compounds were present at concentrations 1.5 to 3,5 times iodine-131 itself when iodine-131 was detected As Small particles on fiber filters a this ratio probably holds anywhere Quot he said a even Given this fact airborne radioactivity has been extraordinarily Low and far below Levels re Quiring protective action a Rice said according to the Epa air contaminated with 1.0 Pic Curie per cubic meter of iodine 131, if breathed for a year would mean a radiation dose about equal to one third of a Chest a Ray few Epa airborne particle readings have approached 1.0 Pic curies and iodine-131 is Short lived a half its radioactivity is gone in eight Days Piccioni a group said radioactivity Levels in new York City could threaten the survival of unborn babies because unborn babies concentrate iodine in the thyroid gland 100 to 200 times faster than an adult Nelson expressed puzzlement at the statement saying he believed most experts would put fetal concentration of iodine As Only 10 times As fast As an adult

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