Pennsylvania Towanda Daily Review in Towanda, Pennsylvania
22 May 1986

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22 May 1986

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Daily Review (Newspaper) - May 22, 1986, Towanda, PennsylvaniaEdgar plots his strategy for the Campaign ahead Tow Anda Wyalusing notch District three. Page eight 1 thursday 1 rain Likely try sunny ther on Page a Friday Par a Complete woo chuckle in most countries our embassies Are just a Stone the people. A is throw away from Datta Ite Utieri 106th year no. 42,174 thursday May 22, 1986 25 cents new program focuses on More dui prosecutions by sue Cor in a new program will soon be introduced in Bradford county the goal of which is to prosecute More driving while under the influence dui offenders in a manner which involves less of the court s and local police agencies time. Called the fast track accelerated rehabilitative disposition Ard program this new method of dealing with a first time dui offender offers advantages to the person charged the police Agency making the arrest and court personnel who Are involved in such prosecutions. The fast track Ard program was explained to members of the newly formed Bradford county High Way safety advisory committee at this group s initial meeting held recently at the Williamston inn in fast Towanda. Lois Zagozewski coordinator Lor the county s driving while under the influence dui program reports that Bradford county judge Jeffrey a Smith has approved a july 1 Start Date for this program what is fast track Ard like Ard fast track is a one time alternative to trial conviction and mandatory jail sentencing. It is an incentive program uttering a defendant an Opportunity to have his or her Case handled in an accelerated manner. To become a candidate Lor fast track an individual must a make application for Ard within seven Days of receipt of the criminal summons to make an appointment to have a court reporting network can alcohol evaluation performed within seven Days of receipt of the summons c agree to waive his or her preliminary hearing within seven Days of the receipt of the criminal summons and Ltd agree to submit to a blood or alcohol test advantages tins program otters to a person charged with dui include a lesser License suspension time to Days instead of the usual six month suspension levied against an Ard participant or 12 months if a person is tried and convicted of this count. The court May also Levy a Shorter suspension of time during which an individual must totally retrain from driving for example allowing a defendant to drive to and trom work and during the Couse of his business during a portion of this suspension it he agrees to enter the new fast track program. A fast track participant also will not be required to spend any time in jail these defendants would however have to attend the county a Safe driving school and would have to comply with any rules and regulations imposed by the court pertaining to their period of probation including any recommendations for out patient counselling or treatment. The advantages to the courts and police in implementing this program the recently formed county Highway safety committee was advised include elimination of the preliminary hearing stage of a defendant s prosecution a move which saves both court and police time Steve Schmidt who works As a consultant providing educational systems services and technical assistance to Penn Dot was told by police officers at the Highway safety committees first meeting of the problems faced by their departments in carrying out dui arrests it was noted that some local police agencies at times have Only one officer on duty should a dui arrest be made when Only one District magistrate is on duty and the officer has to transport this defendant out of the police department s jurisdiction to that of lice this leaves the rest of their municipality without police Protection during their absence. The amount of time a police officer must spend in court to carry out a dui prosecution also poses problems to local municipalities it was explained. Judge Jeffrey a Smith. District attorney Daniel Barrett District magistrates and local and state police officers m attendance at this meeting indicated that the fast track program As outlined would tie of Benefit to them helping combat the problems with which they re faced in enforcement and prosecution of the offence of dui by cutting Down on the amount of police and court time which would tie needed to effectively prosecute a see a Ard a Page Athens township supervisors open round top Bridge replacement bids by Jackie Page five bids were opened by the Athens township supervisors last night for the replacement of the round top Bridge located about a mile Oft Wolcott hollow Road in the township. Although no action was taken during the supervisors special meeting the Low bid of Decker inc. Of Elmira at $99.285, appears to be the most attractive with formal acceptance expected during the township supervisors regular meeting next week. The other bids received were Mardenis inc. Of Jersey Shore at $113,795 Lycoming Supply of Williamsport at $132,685 Penn Van builders of Penn Van. N.y., at $122.950 and a l Blades amp sons. Inc. Of Hornell \ y., at $109,570. Michael Egan of the Bradford county housing authority noted that although bids came in Quot a bit he said the township would be Able to work with the Low bid. Possibly trimming it Down with some work being done by the town ship these possibilities include some paving work and Bridge removal. The township has $86,787 in state department of Community affairs Ca Small Community program funds for the project with an additional $5,000, if needed from funds appropriated for Handicap improvements to the municipal building which Are not necessary due to the buildings Handicap accessibility. Construction of the new Bridge is expected to begin after school lets out and the project completed in 30 Days. The new Bridge will be a wooden Structure measuring 22 feet wide compared to the present Bridges 14 a foot Width the new Span will also be straighter than the present curved Structure and guardrails will be added to the Bridge. Supervisor chairman Jack Walter commented on this and future Bridge programs being implemented with state Grants stating. A i done to mind making capital in vestments in Bridges because of the longevity period he further noted that it properly maintained Bridges can last Lor 100 years and Are expenditures that la Ture residents won t have to absorb. The supervisors Are expecting to replace a Concrete Bridge on North Road in the township with future Grant funds with possible construction in the Spring of 1987 in other business last night supervisors heard two residents of Vista drive explain that they Are unhappy with their Roadway that Developer Ray Cole is to be constructing. A the people then on Vista drive Are very upset that Vista drive is not said one resident he said that Cole was to have constructed a Road. And. A a we be seen absolutely nothing he said that residents of the new development have no right of Way for the postal service and cannot have mail delivery to their Homes see a Athens tup.,�?T Page it the round top Bridge in Athens township is due for replacement and township supervisors opened bids for the projects last night. The bids will be examined and a decision on the contract could he made at the next regular meeting. Daily review photo by Jackie Page Casey says he can beat Scranton in the Northeast Philadelphia it apr democratic Veteran Robert p. Casey whose nomination ensured that the states next governor will come from Scranton welcomed the Chance wednesday to take on gop it. Gov William Scranton in november a a one of my strengths against Bill Scranton is i can beat him in Northeast Pennsylvania a Casey said in his Hometown named after his opponent s millionaire family. �?o1 have taken away his base by becoming his Casey a 54-year-old former auditor general overcame three previous primary losses to defeat former Philadelphia District attorney Edward Rendell convincingly tuesday in a bruising Campaign for the right to face Scranton 38, in november with 98 percent of All precincts reporting Casey received 542,658 votes or 56 percent while Rendell had 382,700, or 40 percent Steve Douglas of Delaware county a Backer of political extremist Lyndon Larouche picked up 38,158 votes for 4 percent. Scranton who was was born in the City that bears his family name and lives in a Scranton suburb was unopposed on me gop Side. His father William Scranton was governor from 1963 to 1967 in the lieutenant governors race state sen Mark Singel of Johnstown Casey a Choice for a running mate overcame Pittsburgh controller Tom Flaherty. Singel received 357,715 votes or 42 percent to Flaherty a 301,835 votes or 35 percent state sen. Dwight Evans of Philadelphia got 193,-598 votes for 23 percent. Singel will face Republican state sen d. Michael Fisher of Allegheny county who was unopposed on the g p Side Scranton said wednesday that Casey a selection was the doing of the party committeemen and represented a return to the politics of the past Casey who lost gubernatorial primaries in 1966, 1970 and 1978, had the party a endorsement a a it was a Victory for an organization that clearly has an interest in bringing Back some of the policies that i think Hurt Pennsylvania very much a Scranton said at a news conference in Philadelphia. Republican state committee chairman Earl Baker echoed Scranton s assessment a a Casey represents the old politics the old ways of doing things in Pennsylvania the old appeals to regionalism and narrow special inter ests a Baker said Casey Savouring the win in Scranton tuesday night instead called it a Victory for a a everyone who has been knocked Down and refused to give up who was knocked Down and got up to fight again another Day. A Rendell during the Campaign blamed Casey for High Utility rates while Casey accused the former prosecutor of ticket fixing and questioned his Campaign contributions attacks that Rendell said a Cost us three to four weeks of valuable a the was deeply Hurt by the personal attacks and the negative ads a they were trying to painted Rendell As a thug he a about As far from that As possible a said Andy Quinn 29, a Rendell Volunteer see a Casey a paged Reagan Congress Man Euver on saudi arms they have been instrumental in offsetting unjust criticism of the United states and preventing Radical states from undertaking joint action against our country a he said in a veto message sent to Congress Reagan said the arms Sale would not endanger the Security of Israel and noted that Israel itself has not opposed the Deal. Declaring that the . Defense relationship with saudi Arabia has been endorsed by every president since 1943, Reagan said a i cannot permit the Congress to dismantle this Long standing policy damage our vital strategic political and economic interests in the Middle East and undermine our balanced policy in that a i believe that we have the votes to sustain the veto and uphold the presidents position and i would like very much to proceed with that said Senate majority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas. Senate minority Leader Robert c. Byrd, agreed with the vote count saying a now they have the votes to Block the two thirds majority needed to override a veto but Byrd said that several senators who Are opposed to the Sale were absent and made Clear he would prevent a vote until after the Senate returns from its memorial Day recess on june 2 before adjourning thursday eve ing to begin the recess the Senate agreed to vote on the Issue on thursday. June 5. By that time the Senate debate will be covered by live television the nationally broadcast coverage begins tor the first time june 2. A we Are not willing to cast our lot at this moment a Byrd said a we Are not willing to subordinate the Best interests of the United states when some senators cannot be Here a Washington it a it a president Reagan on wednesday vetoed a Resolution blocking the saudi arabian arms Sale saying he could not allow Congress to Quot damage our vital strategic political and eco nomic interests in the Middle but democrats blocked an immediate vote to sustain the veto Reagan said the saudis operating behind the scenes a have aided the Effort to combat terrorism. Which is As much it not More of a threat to them As it is to us. Recently they refused libyan Leader Moa Mari Khz Adalyn a requests for Aid a a several times in recent months Wyalusing student receives Sauin scholarship on tuesday the Towanda Branch of the Paauw met for their banquet at the Friedens Hutten. Scholarship chairperson Bettyann Benjamin presented the annual $500 scholarship to Sherry Kay Robinson a senior at Wyalusing Valley High school. Miss Robinson who is shown with her Mother Irene and is. Benjamin was awarded the scholarship for her outstand ing Scholastic performance participation in school activities and her wish to continue her academic pursuits. Following the dinner entertainment was provided by the Wyalusing Valley High school music department under the direction of Mary Chase Robert Shumway and James Reifinger. Daily review photo

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