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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - February 26, 1998, Syracuse, New York The feb. B-3 Central new York k in Brief City school Board Calls for consolidation the president of the Syracuse Board of education is adding his the rising Call for consolidation of some City and school District functions. Simmons says he will Prcz Jjose a three year trial con of the school District budget departments. Fife Syracuse common coun cil Oas been talking about consolidation to Cut costs. Mayor Roy in his state of the City suggested consolidating at the finance and Purchas of both entities. The budget will be the topic when the school Board meets at 6 . Today in the District Cen trial 725 Harrison St. Board members will take their first Public look at the draft 1998-99 spending plan. Maureen Nolan volunteers needed to act As advocates for abused children the Onondaga county judicial system is recruiting volunteers for its revamped court appointed special advocates program. The Casa program trains volunteers to speak up in the courtrooms on behalf of abused or neglected children. Judges appoint volunteers to review research information and talk to everyone related to each child s Case. They make recommendations for action and ensure the child is Safe until a decision is made. The Casa program will hold a training course beginning March 18. An informational meeting is set for 7 . March 4 in suite Center for Community 115 e. Jef Ferson St. For Call Barbara Benedict at 422-5638. Vladimir Herard Brooklyn Man admits Selling cocaine in store s parking lot Wampsville a Brook Lyn Man pleaded guilty wednes Day to Selling cocaine in the parking lot of Fay s drugs on route 20 in Accord ing to court records. Roland b. Will serve one to three years in state Madison county District attorney Donald f. Ceno or. Said. Deshong s sentencing is set for May 5. A jury trial was scheduled to begin wednesday but Deshong decided monday to Ceno said. Ten Weaver to personalities featured in show on local fishing North Chittenango two television personalities will be featured in a discussion tues Day on fishing in Oneida Lake and Lake Ontario sponsored by the Sullivan Parks and recreation department. Tony Buffa and Gerry Bresa Dola will talk about How the two lakes have changed Over the past decade and How anglers can improve their Success through new techniques and lure presen tation. Buffa and Bresadola have been featured on several Region Al and National fishing shows. And Buffa finished third in the Lake Ontario pro am fishing tournament in Oswego last july. The program is free and be gins at 7 . At the town office building on Lakeport Road. For More Call 687-3471. Tom Murphy republicans pick Francis Wallace As City chairman Oswego As the City Republican committee elected Francis Wallace As new party chairman tuesday night. A retired postal letter Carrier and county Legisla Tor for the 15th was elected unanimously at a meet ing attended by 30 gop commit tee members. He also came with 18 proxy he said. Goal is re energizing the committee and getting to Wallace said. He said he will focus on getting committee members More actively involved in campaigning and the candidate selection process. He added that races for county three county judgeship and Sev eral state offices should make for a Busy year. Scott suspending morgue sex chief unjust attorney Emil Rossi says the county concocted 40 allegations against James Gray. A hearing on whether he can be fired is today. By John o Brien the Post Standard a pack of disciplinary charges against a suspended administrator at the Onondaga county medical examiner s office amounts to Noth ing More than innuendo and he and his lawyer said. James Gray and his lawyer have disclosed the 40 specific charges to show that the county had to con coct a Case for removing him As the morgue s director of operations. If this is the Best they could come up let s let the Public know said Gray s Emil Rossi. Gray denies the allegations. Even if they were they Don t add up to Rossi said. The county suspended Gray in december. An administrative hearing is Gray scheduled today to determine whether the county will be Able to fire Gray. The real reason for county health commissioner Lloyd no Vick s decision to suspend Gray appears to be a desire to get and of Gray s or. Sigmund Rossi said. Novick fired Menchel a month after Gray s suspension. Problem he s joined at the hip to or. Rossi said of Gray. Menchel s not Gray can t be around. They needed out of the Novick refused to say ing it would be inappropriate be cause of today s hearing. A hearing officer appointed by lawyer John will hear evidence and make a recommendation to the health which Novick can accept or reject. Gray was hired by Menchel in 1994 and had been earning a year when he was sus Pended. Menchel is suing the claiming he was fired because he refused to Cave in to pressure from District attorney William Fitzpat Nick to change his opinion in at least two homicides. Fitzpatrick denies the charges. The disciplinary charges against Gray Range from failure to follow the proper channels when he bought a toaster oven for the to making a comment that police officers construed As racist about a Deputy to conducting personal business with a county contractor before a contract was let to that person. The racism accusation refers to a discussion that Gray was having in Early 1996 with or. Mary then a Deputy chief medical examine about the Lack of Blacks in authority at the Syracuse police de Gray said. The county charged Gray with insinuating that Deputy chief Dennis Duval attained Liis position because he is Black. Gray said Jumbelic never complained to him about anything he said in the conversation. Who replaced Menchel As medical refused to comment. Duval could not be reached for comment. The county charged Gray with making the remark in such a Man Ner that other police officers construed it to be racist. No charge that he Actu ally said Rosbin said. Over a part of a conversation that someone May have where others have a vested inter est in mis construing. That s almost impossible to neighbourhoods neighbors find watch brings area together Ross Park is our newest neighbourhood watch at Syracuse s northerly where the City touches the town of Salina. The Street of two blocks and 80 Homes is named for the who Farmed this land Back into the when it was part of Salina. A Parkway of .249 acre Deco rates the 200 close to court Street. The 100 Block rises up a pasture then jogs into Butternut. One Ross Frank bal provides the neighbourhood with a neat connection to the namesakes. He met Mary who subdivided the family farm for building probably in the first Quarter of the Century. Frank is retired 10 years As the county s com missioner of buildings and grounds. In 1953 he and his looked for a building lot in the northerly tip and found out Mary Ross had a few left on what had become Ross Park. Went to her which was an old farm House on court near the end of our Frank recalled the other Day. Was very but she had a lot for Sale and we agreed on a Price. Two Days later when i came Back to finish the the funeral director met me at the mrs. Ross had just the ballads got their but it was an existing built in in the 100 Block. Open lots were few 43 years ago and soon filled with new Homes after that. Ross Park today is an interesting mix of houses from the 20s and and a handful at the top of the Hill believed to have been there at the turn of the Century. I tracked losses on the land As far Back As 1854 on maps at the Onondaga historical association. Mrs. Ross who died in was part of a family that ran a Large Market farm and Apiary along which had been called Bridgeport Plank Road. In later the tract would be Home to David the Post Standard Ida Jorgensen wednesday looks out her front door on Syracuse s Ross where she has lived 40 years. Kathleen and Edmund founders of Bennett funding group. The Bennett place at no. 240 it had a nifty enclosed swimming Pool neighbor kids were invited to use sold for last year when the Bennetts moved to Florida As Federal fraud investigators Ross Page minister remembered fondly the Rev. Wayne who died was the first head of oct s English department. By Suzanne m. Jackson the Post Standard baptisms and funerals were an important part of the Rev. Wayne Archer s even though he retired from the ministry More than three decades ago. Of the kids of people he had married years and years ago would come Back and ask him to marry said Archer s Daugh Carol Archer. Ask for my father be cause they remembered him and they loved him so much. That was very special to Archer a storyteller and College professor who loved reruns died tuesday at his Home on Arnold Avenue in Syracuse. He was 85. A retired methodist minister and the first head of Onondaga Community College s English Archer was born in the son of a Blacksmith. He came to Syracuse in 1952 after graduating from Marietta col lege and Drew University. Before retiring from the ministry in he worked at churches around the state. In Central new he ministered at Bellevue Heights and Dewitt Community churches. Youth groups were always larger than any and As a students sought out his said his son Craig. Was something very special about his perspective on life. He was a but an intellectual Theo Logian. His Faith was built on humanity rather than on the gospel Archer s second As a col lege ended More than 20 years in when he was 74. Loved teaching because he loved the kids and the interaction and stimulation of his son said. Was extremely stimulated by Archer s third was something he did most of his life while sitting at his Kitchen table or in the rocking chair in his living room. His Home was filled with scraps of paper on which he would write ideas. More than a half dozen of his poetry books were including the whimsical Loose with Mother and which he wrote when he was in his Early fios. An ardent fan of Mark Twain and Archer delighted in poking fun at politicians and policy makers. When it came to he nothing was sacred had a wonderful sense of and he was always very positive about his daughter said. Was a voracious and he loved to read and write. That was his his enjoy ment in his later other works included his first pastel in 1960 and touch of a collection of Holiday poems writ ten during the 1960s and 1970s Archer often joked that he did t know How Many of his books were sold but it did t matter because he never made any Money on his writ ing. Write for the sheer Joy of put Ting pen to he said m a 1995 interview for the Herald american. Got to have something to keep you interested m living for in later Archer s constant companion was an English Springer Spaniel named or. Who s now 11 years old. Four or five years problems with ins Eye sight forced Archer to give up read so he became a fan of old West erns on television. Being to read was a huge loss to his daughter said he kept Busy in As Many ways As he Gertrude the owner of Pine Grove press in published some of Archer s work they were friends for More than 30 years. Was quite a remarkable per and he had a wonderful Eiler said. Could see the humor in a great Many and even though he was a very quiet whatever he said was Pithy and to the Archer had another Side to his Eiler that few people knew about. Wrote Beautiful religious to but that was a Side of himself he kept very Eiler said. Really had some wonderful Archer is survived by a Daugh Carol Archer of and two Craig of Lafayette and David of Syracuse. His died in 1981. Services Are 11 . Saturday in Dewitt Community the Rev. Edwin Taylor officiating. Buri Al is in Oak Wood cemetery. Calling hours Aie 4 to 7 . Fri Day at Bunin Garfield funeral 3175 e. Geneie est family seeks closure Peggy reome of Mattydale disappeared eight years ago relatives wonder whether remains found last year in Manlius could be hers. By Jeff stage the Post Standard Peggy reome vanished eight years ago today. The 31-year-old Mother of three left be i n d her identification and a paycheck at the cab com Pany where she worked. The hard working and Tough minded cabbie left no reome signs she planned to leave her Mattydale apartment for More than a few minutes. Her and two Bill and were living with her sex husband at the but reome saw her Chil Dren on their birthdays and holi Days. She did t show up for Jenlyn s 14th birthday feb. 1990. Her daughter called the police four Days later eight years Margaret reome s family is bewildered. You put in a big where s our Jenlyn asked. Reome s family has had mixed emotions Bince a Hunter discovered a female s skeletal remains nov 29 in the town of Man bus. Police Are still trying to de Termine who she is and How she died. Family members Don t want to think the but reome s sister and children think she is like to keep thinking she s but i have to be said Onondaga county sheriff s detective Leon Ard who has worked on the Case for eight years. Chances of just disappearing Are unlikely the family Hopes the remains will be identified so we could put closure on said Anita reome s Mother. Remains raise questions police say it s possible reome s remains Are those found last year off a dead end Road along Salt Springs Northeast of the Village of Manil As is not at the top of the list of potential but has not been ruled Manlius police capt. William Bleyle said reome was two inches taller than the 5-foot-5-Mch Frame that forensic scientists say matches the Skeleton Don t think we d eliminate anybody from height or weight because those Are probably the least reliable forms of identification the Bleyle said. Manlius police continue to gather forensic evidence and sift j through leads of More than 100 missing females that have been reported to them from police throughout the United states and Bleyle said. Police think the woman died Between five and 15 years ago. She was probably caucasian or native american. Reome s great great Grandfather was a her Mother said. Mother had Olive skin of age

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