Pennsylvania Towanda Daily Review in Towanda, Pennsylvania 29 May 1986
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Daily Review (Newspaper) - May 29, 1986, Towanda, PennsylvaniaCommissioners proclaim june As Dairy thre Bird voted Aba s most valuable eight thursday partly sunny Friday sunny a Complete weather on Page 2 chuckle marriage is a trial and error affair. Hut the trial usually follows the error. 106th year no. 42,179 thursday May 29, 1986 25 cents Dwyer pleads innocent in bribery scheme Williamsport. Palt a it state treasurer r Budd Dwyer and former state Republican chairman Robert Asher pleaded innocent wednesday to charges of participating in a California company a scheme to win a $4.8 million state contract through bribe oilers. . District judge Malcolm Muir tentatively scheduled jury selection for july 15 during the 20-minute arraignment which occurred after Mug shots and fingerprints were taken of both men Muir finding that the defendants posed no risk of fleeing released them on the own recognizance a Federal grand jury indicted Dwyer. 40, and Asher 48, two weeks ago accusing them of agreeing to use their offices to help tiny computer technology associates win a no bid state contract in return Lor Campaign contributions according to the indictment cat offered Dwyer a $800,000 contribution in March 1984 in return for the contract. Asher later requested that All the Money go to the Republican state committee according to the indictment. Dwyer awarded cat the contract in May 1984. But cancelled the pact two months later shortly after the Fri began an investigation. No Money Ever changed hands according to investigators a i have been Reading a Book by or. Schuller called a Tough times done to last a but Tough people do a Asher told reporters after the arraignment referring to the self help manual a Tough times never last a by r. Schuller. A i have absolute Faith in the lord i have done Noth ing wrong Quot he said Dwyer reaffirmed his intention to stay in Ottice despite the indictment and gov. Dick Thornburgh s re quest to step Down Quot gov. Thornburgh has nothing to do with me or my office a Dwyer said. A i have done absolutely nothing wrong. My tamil and i have Faith in god and Confidence in our system that right and truth will prevail in the hearts and minds of the trial jurors a Dwyer said. A Dwyer said that after the trial he will give reporters the a Story of the decade regarding the political circumstances that have resulted in my being Here to Dwyer who is a Republican did not elaborate both men Are charged with separate counts of conspiracy and perjury six counts of mail fraud and four counts of interstate transportation in Aid of racketeer ing in handing up the perjury count the grand jury accused both men of lying about their involvement in the scheme during a trial last Spring in Williamsport. The trial resulted in the convictions of former Dau Phin county Republican chairman William Smith and a tax a California lawyer Alan Stoneman in a related development the full 8rd . Circuit court of appeals refused to hear their Case leaving the two convicted see a Dwyer a Page 1 out missing person found Well a divers from the Valley Rescue squad searched a Section of the Chemung River in Athens township yesterday afternoon to find any clue linking them to the whereabouts of a 24-year-old Camden ., woman missing from the Valley area since 4 . Yesterday. Daily review photo by Jackie Page by Jackie Page a search by area Rescue squads and police officials yesterday in and around the Chemung River in Athens township was called off last night at 7 4 1 when the missing person being sought was found near her Home in Bath Athens township police con firmed last night that the search for 24 year old Sandra Ohle of Camden by. Concluded when new York state police advised them that is Ohle was Quot alive and she was described by police As having blonde hair measuring about 5 foot-4 in height and weighing about 108 pounds yesterday afternoon police and Rescue squads combed the Chemung River Bridge near the Kmart Plaza As a a precautionary measure a hoping to find evidence of t he w Oman s whereabouts said Athens township police chief Phil Wells who said the Case was being treated Asa a missing person however Wells did say that a Domestic dispute with her Boyfriend prior to her disappearance in the township where she had been staying for a Short while allegedly played a major part in the extensive River search set a Page 10 1 meeting on Federal prison plan scheduled by Jackie Page a meeting to gather information concerning tin possible location of a Federal prison in Bradford county will be held Friday at 7 p m in the commissioners conference room at the Bradford county courthouse in Towanda. All interested county residents Are invited to attend the information gathering meeting being spearheaded by a committee of in crested it soils named by the commissioners they include Nancy Schrader Secretary to rep .1 Scot Chadwick Gene Paluzzi of Sayre Angelo Yanuzzi of the Val Ley economic development association it Vida Cecil Horton of Athens Klas Anderson the Conn tvs chief assessor Thomas pow ers county prison Warden and rep Chadwick for related Story on the county prison situation see Page three. The committee is studying to see it any area of the county would lie interested in having a Federal prison constructed in its locality and if so if the municipality would meet the required criteria according to a letter sent to Uzzi from congressman Joseph me Dade the Federal Bureau of prisons May take As Long As two years to select a suitable site tor a Federal prison proposed to be built in Northern Pennsylvania me Dade said he has one stall member exclusively assigned to tins pro posed prison Quot so that it does no to slip through our he lists the following information about the proposed Federal prison it will be a medium and mini Muni Security facility it will incarcerate750men. It will employ 225 to 250 Lull time workers. It w ill Requin 500,000 Gallons of storage water and 120 Gallons per minute water pumping flow it will use 8,040 kilowatt Volt amperes Power it must be an 150 acre site of Flat or buil Dable land the site must have a 200 my gallon dry sewage capacity Public sewage and water is preferred for the site and it must have Access to a major Road and must lie close to a major metro area no More than 80 my Ute drive Paluzzi initially approached the commissioners regarding the fed eral prison and asked that a Sluda be conducted he told the Tommis sinners that the economic gains that would lie reaped if such a la Mility was to be constructed in hie county would be great the Public is encouraged to at tend fridays meeting i Utah Mississippi dropped from the list Reagan cuts nuke waste site picks Washington apr the Reagan administration on wednesday narrowed from five to three the prospective Sites for the first nuclear waste repository choosing Nevada Texas and Washington state while concluding there is no need for a second facility. The White House said that president Reagan had selected Sites Yucca Mountain nev., deaf Smith county Texas and the Hanford nuclear reservation in Central Washington As the finalists. He eliminated Sites in Utah and Mississippi. Work on a second sight was suspended indefinitely Energy Secretary John s. Herrington told a news conference saying a the nation need not consider a second repository at least until the mid-1990s.�?� Herrington said the department had reduced its projections of the amount of waste expected to be generated and said a single sight a will be adequate in the foreseeable in Advance of Herrington slate afternoon announcement Roger Carroll an aide to rep. Judd Gregg r-n.h., said Gregg had been told by Energy department officials that they were foregoing All action on selection of a second site Quot basically because of a Lack of abandonment of work on a second site however will require congressional approval Congress never authorized a second site but did require planning for one. By Law the Energy department will study the three Sites and Reeoma mend to the president in 1994 which one should be selected. Results of the intensive studies will determine which site is selected As the underground repository for up to 70,000 metric tons of spent fuel the repository is planned to be up to 4,000 feet underground and to guard wastes from disturbance for 10,000 years. Word of the Energy departments decision to eliminate a second nuclear waste storage facility were sure to be welcomed in several quarters. Twelve Sites in seven states were being considered for the second waste repository and local opposition has Arisen in each Case the seven states Are Georgia Maine Minnesota new Hampshire North Carolina Virginia and Wisconsin. The first repository is planned for opening in 1998. Students from around country open National spelling Bee Washington a priya a. Karnik succumbed to the temptation to spell a the Way it sounds and became the first of 59 youngsters eliminated wednesday in the first Day of the National spelling Bee. The seventh grader from Lima pa., asked twice for the definition of the word and stood silently at the microphone for several Long moments before she ventured Forth with the first Day s Competition eliminated both of the fourth graders in the contest the lowest Grade represented. One Hundred and fifteen youngsters remained in the Competition which continues thursday including Terra l. Syslo 12, of Fullerton neb., who is Blind and studies her words a it braille. She sat on the stage with the other spellers but was assisted to the microphone by an adult another participant Monica f. Van Doren 14, of Lawrenceville n.j., who required special assistance because of a severe hearing impairment was allowed to stand close to the pronoun Eer so she could read his lips. She was eliminated in the second round when she mis spelled Mirean Jeffery a 9 year old from Aberdeen Idaho was knocked out in the second league recollections Talkin bout Chippy Bunny and the Moose every once in a while i run into one of them we Veall gone our separate ways. And some of them. I done to even know where they be gone. Still there Are a lot of us still around a a surprising few seem to have strayed from their native realms More than a Quarter Century after that magical summer. When i run into Bruce Fowler now a conservative family Man. Contractor and school director. I Call him it just seems natural. He a just As Likely to address me As Quot Bunny Quot or somebody standing within earshot of such an Exchange might wonder Why two grown men would be addressing each other As denizens of the Forest. More than Likely they would probably wonder How in the world a Guy built like me could Ever be called Bunny. It goes Back to the summer of 1960. We were just Little kids really. We did no to feel it then because we were playing a Many a game a a game that ironically brings out the boy in a Man and the Man in a boy. I see my son in his Little league uniform and its difficult to imagine he is almost As old As i was in the summer of 60 the memories Are just too vivid for it to have been that Long ago. The old Roosevelt Trail league All stars looked like a menagerie we were All shapes and sizes and even our nicknames would have qualified us for enrolment in some zoo. We were from Wyalusing Camptown Laceyville Meshoppen and Tunkhannock we d played against each other All season and now they a put what they Felt were the Cream of each team into an All Star squad that like thousands of others was about to make an assault on the Little league world series a couple months Down the Road. We did no to make it to the world championships but we came closer than most a one game away from the state title game. It was that summer where we truly Learned what can happen when Good athletes a some natural and some overachievers a work together on that special level that caused even the adults to forget temporarily we were just kids. There were no winners and losers brackets then you just kept playing until you lost our magic held for seven games i can still remember the Starling lineup Johnny Armitage and Fowler alternating Between pitching and first base Chippy Smales on second Stu Casterline at Short and Jesse Kisner on third in the Outfield we had theron a it h Hitchcock Tony Litwin and Randy Wells. Others on the team included Bobby Haines and Gary Woodruff the youngest kid to make the team the Armitage and Woodruff on this years Wyalusing High contingent Are the progeny of my old Little league teammates. Time marches on i was the Little Guy hopping up and Down behind the plate in mask and Chest protector. Now you get an idea from whence the nickname originated. Armitage was our dominating Pitcher and Fowler our Ca Giest equipped with two kinds of curves a Knuckles and a drop Ball that would plummet to Earth right about the batters Knees Litwin was our Home run King and just about everyone else except Mei was a threat to put one out of the Park Casterline was our defensive standout anchoring an infield that turned Over the double play in what seemed to be one uninterrupted motion my Job aside from catch ing All those fastballs and breaking pitches was to be the team cheerleader. I talked to the pitch ers. I talked to the batters Quot it s time for the old dark Ball Johnny. Done to blink or you la miss it Bat ter a sometimes the batters talked Back to me when they did. The intent was Seldom social we kept playing and we kept w in ning and when we finally lost to a team from Plains the playoff schedule had forced us into a Posi tion of not being Able to Start either of our two Best pitchers. To this Day they say tin secret to going All the Way to Williamsport is a Strong third starting Pitcher even when it ended we knew we had been part of something special for most of us it was the first taste maybe the Only taste of what a group of people can accomplish when they play As a unit instead Olas individuals it is still the most valuable lesson sports has to teach. Unfortunately you usually have to win to really learn the lesson see a skill a Page 12
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