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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - April 20, 1990, Syracuse, New York
Cal inside regional state John Lammers City editor 470-2177 the Post Standard Friday april by am Pino turns Down several local environmental and neighbourhood groups thursday issued an Earth Uulu if Umer executive Nicholas Pirro let s meet and work on a alternative to incineration. But Martin Farrell an for Pirro said s county executive intend to meet with groups suing the county. I that s not legally Farrell said. In issuing the Challenge Eileen Clinton chairwoman of the local Sierra club l chapter said the Environ mentalists would prefer working with the county to develop a comprehensive solution to disposing of trash. But the groups also announced their intention to Appeal a state supreme court judge s decision in favor of the county s trash incineration project. The environmental coalition includes the Jamesville positive action committee Recycle first Sierra club i and Atlantic states Legal foundation. White Walsh picks it up Pirro May not want to meet with some environmentalists but congressman James Walsh says he will. Paul Burns environmental specialist with the new York Public interest research group said Walsh agreed to sit Down with local 2 . Today. We Hope to talk about his environmental record with a particular focus on clean air act legislation and on solid Burns said. Walsh was faulted earlier t conservation Bav ing a weak environmental record nut Walsh disagreed with that finding. County cleric Job attracts a pack while the nation s eyes turned toward the Burnet Park zoo s two pregnant pachyderms elephants of a different kind Are turning their eyes toward the Job of Onondaga county clerk. Five Republican Candi dates for the f Post have emerged and the Onondaga county Republican committee is holding a series of candidate forums to help the gop faithful sort through the pack. The candidates Are former county legislator Alex Delucia current county legislator Jeremiah Hayes former town of Camillas supervisor Rocco Pirro town of Cicero receiver of taxes Frances Kip and Mike Sommers Campaign manager for Syracuse com Mon Council president John Defrancisco. The forums All Start at 7 . And will be held Mon Day at the Camillas town Hall tuesday at the liver Pool american legion wednesday at the Valley american legion and thursday at Manlius Village Hall the gop nominee will run against the democrats replacement for county clerk Elaine Lytell who announced her retirement last month. Some things Are for free if you re in the mood for some Good marching music tonight there still Are a few free tickets available for a concert by the United states army Field band. The Syracuse newspapers which is sponsoring the con Cert has some tickets remaining for the performance which begins at . At the Onondaga county War memorial. The tickets can be picked up at the Salina Street Entrance of the company s building today from . To 5-30 . Staff reports zoo May seek expert for elephant s birth 1 by Fred Pierce and Sean Kirst the Gurnet Park zoo May bring in an outside expert if babe toe asian elephant still has t Given birth after today according to a top zoo official. We d be discussing our plans by morning if nothing happens Don Moore curator of mammals said late thursday night Bate has been in labor since 7 . Wednesday. The expert would help zoo officials make the difficult decision of whether to use drugs or other methods to induce delivery if the elephant was to go beyond five Days of labor without giving birth Moore said. Zoo director David Raboy How Ever emphasized that babe made Progress thursday in pushing pulling and stretching her calf toward the final phase of labor r the journey through the birth canal. We re progressing Raboy said. We re very Comfort Able with her taking her still the seriousness of the situation was underlined by a zoo decision to bar the Media from watching live closed circuit coverage of toe elephants labor. Media monitoring the birth were however Able to watch the birth Phant handlers dealing with the birth Moore said the zoo does t want live coverage in the event someone is injured. We re hear ing More and More about what can go Moore said. Moore added that the zoo is staying in close Contact with ele Phant birthing experts in Tacoma Wash. Portland Ore. And at Busch gardens. Thursday s Blue skies and warm temperatures attracted More than people to the zoo but none of them saw the Star attraction. Babe spent the Day hidden away from the noise and Sunshine while her handlers did their Best to Calm her Down and get her ready for another night of labor pain. According to Jim Aiello the zoo s education director. Babe s imminent delivery probably Doe bled the number of people who toured the Park thursday. Everybody knows at this Point that the elephant s getting ready to said Yvonne Pelletrean coordinator of Public relations for the Onondaga county Parks department i mean it s big but it s not a big babe one of two expectant elephants at the zoo has carried the unborn calf for 22 months attract ing attention from zoos throughout the country and the National news Media. After going into labor wednes Day babe frightened by the pain and the unexpected sensation of her water breaking shut Down the delivery about Midnight Tak ing advantage of a survival ability developed by elephants in the wild. See elephants Page b-10 Tim Post Standard burst Park zoo director David Raboy the Progress of babe s elephantine labor on a video Monitor at the zoo. Barefoot boy with Creek lard John Courtney 12, Testa the water of Limestone Creek As Chrisy Courtney 13, Cantor and Vanessa Craig 13, laugh. The youngsters from Manlius went wading in the chill water thursday As the Sun pushed temperatures into the Low 60s. Showers Are expected today and the High temperature will be about 65 degrees. Deputies seek mom missing since january by Mike me Andrew Rick Moriarty the Post Standard Onondaga Bounty deputies Are trying to locate a Mattydale woman who mysteriously disappeared in january leaving three children behind with her sex husband. Margaret r. Reome 31, of 304a Raphael ave., Apt. 2, was last seen Jan. 23 at1 the Syra Cuse police station Ren Ewing her License to drive a taxi sheriff s department Peter Bailey said thursday. Detectives have no Evi reome Dence reome met foul play Bailey said but Are concerned it is5, a possibility. Reome was reported missing feb. 26 to Syracuse police by her oldest daughter Jerilyn reome 14. Reome s three children reside with her sex husband Gerald reome at 122 Newell St her sex husband and Chil Dren told authorities they have not heard from Margaret reome since Jan. 17. We generally dont have mothers of Chil Dren who Are Bailey said. Most of our missing persons return or Call within 72 hours. Those that go beyond that Are not usually reome usually visited her children at least once every two weeks. The family is telling us this is uncharacteristic of Bailey said. It s unusual for her not to Call or Stop reome lived with her Boyfriend George according to police reports Geddes told City police investigator Richard m. Rioux that he last saw reome during the morning of feb. 11 at their apartment. He said she sent him to get cigarettes at 7 . And when he returned she had left the apart ment with a couple bags of clothing. Geddes said reome did not take her car with her according to police reports. Geddes told police he and reome had been fighting for two weeks prior to her disappearance and he believed she was hav ing an affair with another Man according to police reports. The couple s landlord William Waltos told police he evicted reome and Geddes from their Raphael Avenue apartment for non payment of rent in february when he Learned Geddes was arrested feb. 14 by deputies on a variety of charges. Geddes was charged with second degree rape second degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child in connection with a crime in the town of Salina. He was also charged that Day with Violat ing his probation passing through a Stop sign in Syracuse and issuing a bad Check in Watertown according to records at the Public safety building jail. Waltos told police he had not heard from reome or Geddes since he evicted them. Waltos bad reome s possessions moved to the curb sometime after she was last seen Bailey said. She never showed up to get her possess Bailey said. Another resident of the Raphael Avenue apartment building told police that Geddes telephoned her several times after his arrest asking if she had heard from reome. City police investigators turned the Case Over to the sheriffs department March 21 after determining reome s last known address was outside the City. Relatives have told detectives reome did not appear depressed or mention anything that was upsetting her when they last saw her Bailey said. Detectives described reome As a White female 5-foot-8-inches tall 130 pounds with Brown hair and Hazel eyes. A mulls running for seat l As judge by John o Brien the Post Standard Onondaga county District attorney Robert Wildridge is contemplating a Nucifor judge this fall with More than a year remaining in his sometimes tumultuous first term. Wildridge was asked by a democratic party official three weeks ago if he Wolov his name thrown into the ring As a possible candidate for state supreme Cuduri n us Ridge Tuu Sudy. Wildridge a Democrat gave his approval and has since sought the advice of or five associates about whether he he said. F i d want to make sure the party wat neat me Wildridge said. Once we got past that Bridge i could make a serious evaluation. I d have to play it by Wildridge 60, said he s not sure he would run for judge even if democratic leaders asked him to. But in the past few weeks he s approached some people to see if it s he said. They re some old friends whose judg a ment i have Confidence Wildridge said i guess you d say they gave me mixed e county democratic party Edward Szczesniak said Wildridge was one of two possible candidates being considered by a newly formed committee of demo a cratic lawyers. The other possible is Rosemary Pooler who twice ran Hunsuc i Cess fully for Congress Szczesniak said. Pooler could not be reached for ment the democratic lawyers advisory Mittee with about 35 members was for possible candidates with Strong Namei recognition Szczesniak said. I two state supreme court seats will be up for election this fall. Justice Thomar Murphy s 14-year term expires and Justice James o Donnell a Herkimer Republican will reach mandatory ment age this summer. T Murphy a Syracuse Republican is expected to seek re election. Wildridge could run for judge having to resign As District attorney demo a cratic elections commissioner Richardf Romeo said. Wildridge said that if he were to run he would stay on As District attorney during his Campaign. 3 see a Page b-6 s environmentalist warns of 90 fact Lemiel Peter Berle warns of ecological lip service by Robert w. Andrews the Post Standard Peter . Berle warned a Syracuse audience thursday to be sceptical of politicians who claim to be lifelong environmentalists. The National Audubon society president recalled the first Earth Day event was a fringe politicians who now embrace the anti pollution rhetoric remind him of a missis Sippi elected official who tried to explain How he stood on the whiskey Issue during prohibition. If when you say whiskey you mean the Devil s brew the evil that topples the Man of righteousness. Then i m against it. If you mean the ale that stimulates conversation then i m All for Berle has the credentials to speak of both politicians and environmentalists. An environmental lawyer he was in the state Assembly from 1968 to 1974 where he Onondaga Lake advisory committee members wrote several environmental Laws. He was commissioner of the state department of environmental conservation from 1976 to 1978. Gov. Mario Cuomo named Berle to head commission on the Adirondacks which was suppose to Issue a report earlier this Spring. Speaking before the thursday morning round table in Syracuse Berle said the report is done but that it will remain secret until the governor reviews it. That should happen next week he said. Berle provided no specifics of what will be in the report but he predicted that it will touch off a 1990 Adirondack Contro Versy that will match preservationists against pro development forces. He offered a glimpse of the report s vision of a Park As opposed to a projects in which various state have different i the focus will be on retaining the Parks Scenic Beauty picturesque villages Anil Timber Industry. In the Adirondacks Berle said the her Industry and preservationists have at common Bond. It s important to keep the Timber. Industry he said. The next alternative is to take these great open lands Cut them up into Little the enemy of open space Berle said is the people who want to chop up the Large wilderness preserve into wilderness ran thettes 35-acre parcels on which Rich urbanite can build Homes in a picture postcard wilderness. Berle admitted he found it unusual to be praising lumbering interests. In the Northwest where America is los see Audubon Page b-5
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