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Titusville Herald (Newspaper) - May 31, 1986, Titusville, PennsylvaniaTitusville a established june 14 1865 oldest daily newspaper in Northwestern Pennsylvania saturday morning May partly Cloudy Good morning partly Cloudy through sunday High today 73 and 67 sunday Low tonight 55 30 cents victims of bus Accident dead bodies Lay on the Banks of a River after a tour bus packed with senior citizens careened off a twisting Mountain Road near Walker Calif Friday killing at least 18 persons a laser photo copyright Reno Gazette Iversen new sat glance Pittsburgh a at least four people were killed Friday from flooding caused by heavy thunderstorms that ripped through parts of southwestern Pennsylvania authorities said Allegheny county Deputy Coroner Floyd Coles said possibly More people May have died in the flooding which hit Pitt Burghs Northern suburbs during Rush hour Friday afternoon Washington a Peter Voss vice chairman of the us postal services Board of governors pleaded guilty Friday to taking illegal payoffs in Exchange for trying to steer a million postal contract to a Texas company Washington a the Navy buried a forgotten hero Friday ceremoniously carrying the remains of civil War medal of Honor Winner James Smith to Arlington National cemetery where he belongs after lying for a Century in an unmarked paupers grave Vatican City a marxism seeks to Root religion out of society and the very heart of Man Pope John Paul ii said Friday in an encyclical that Calls atheistic ideologies the path to spiritual ruin for the world Hershey Paap in an often Sharp and bitter Exchange Republican it gov William w Scranton Iii and Democrat Robert p Casey Pennsylvania two gubernatorial candidates traded verbal blows before an audience of newspaper editors and vocal sup porters Friday night Over corruption and the states future 18 persons killed in tour bus wreck Walker Calif a a tour bus carrying residents of a retirement Home careened at High Speed off a twisting Mountain Road and plunged into an icy Swift running River Friday killing 18 people and injuring 24 authorities said the death toll made it the worst us bus crash in nearly six years there was confusion Over the number of people aboard the bus and divers searched the West Fork of the Walker River for More victims the bus bringing passengers Back to Santa Monica Calif after a fou Day Outing to Reno was 90 Miles Southeast of Reno on us 395 when it bounced off a Fence and plunged Down a 15foot embankment into the Walker River it nipped Over and then lodged upright on rocks with its rear ripped apart in a few feet of racing water the California Highway patrol said the River is near flood stage and seven feet deep in some spots Mono county sheriffs department investigator John Daniels said the Accident apparently was caused by excessive Speed and no other vehicles vere involved the condition of the Driver was not immediately determined the cup initially said that 49 were aboard but Bob Grunbaum a spokesman for starline Tours of Santa be Springs Calif said the company believed the bus was carrying 44 people and a spokesman at the Bally grand hotel in Reno Nev where the tour stopped said there were 42 aboard there were bodies All Over the place said Alex Mcewan owner of the nearby Mountain Gate Lodge who helped remove the victims i believe quite a few got washed out through the Back when the windows popped out a couple of the people we carried out died at the Side of the Road one of the passengers Valerie Webb said she was hurled into the aisle when the bus crashed and saw her husband Buster tossed out a window As people fell on top of her he went out the window and i thought he was floating Down the River she said it was horrible not knowing where he was Webb later turned up among the survivors Rescue workers and All available ambulances and helicopters from 50 Miles continued on Page eleven Trade deficit lowest in past eight months Pittsburgh a steel imports continued to decline in april nearly reaching the level president Reagan targeted in his program to Aid Domestic producers and limit foreign steel to a fifth of the us Market Industry officials said Friday Philadelphia Apas Many As 65 charcoal Lack rings of dust and boulders encircle the planet uranus and they May be among the youngest creations in the solar system Larry w Esposito an astronomer who is in charge of a scientific committee analysing information beamed Back to Earth by the space probe voyager 2 last january said Friday us Trade deficit turning Point factors 102 drop in imports Tot ared in of Xii Down from a Thioni March the Dollar has fallen at xxi t 30 in the past year attains r other major currencies i n april Oil prices averaged t493 per barrel com pared to a 526 63 average Price from october 1965 to March 1966 Hershey Paap the stroke suffered by artificial heart patient Robert Cresswell has added an element of urgency to finding him a permanent donor heart a Hershey medical Center spokesman said Friday Chicago a cyclosporine a new effective anti rejection drug used by most transplant patients Doest appear to result in any More malignant tutors than other von pc National medication sir Israel Penn professor of surgery at the University of Cincinnati said Friday Washington a the United steelworkers of America will lobby on behalf of a House passed Trade Bill that president Reagan has vowed to veto Union president Lynn Williams said Friday Washington a lower Oil prices and the effects of a declining us Dollar helped narrow the nations Trade deficit to billion in april its lowest level in eight months the government said Friday some economists suggested the decline might represent the Long awaited turning Point in a Trade deficit which last year soared to billion but others cautioned against too much optimism claiming the real turnabout May be several months away the Commerce department said the Trade imbalance fell from the March level of billion representing a decline of 16 6 per cent aprils improvement was led by a 102 percent drop in Overall imports which totalled billion in april this drop offset a 48 percent decline in exports in april to billion 130 chernobyl victims released by hospitals Moscow a a soviet doctor said Friday that 130 of the 299 people hospitalized after the chernobyl nuclear Accident have been discharged and said that women can better combat the effects of severe radiation then men or Angelina Guskova chief radiologist at the Moscow Hospital where Many victims of the april 26 disaster Are treated did not say in her remarks to the official news Agency Tass whether the patients returned to the Ukraine nor did she say whether plans existed for monitoring their condition or Robert p Gale a us Bone marrow specialist who has been treating victims said thursday that 55 to 60 patients remain in serious condition with 14 of them critically ill he said 23 people have died in the disaster including two killed instantly when the no 4 chernobyl reactor was torn by an explosion a woman was among those who have died since the Accident Guskova said at least two women were among those still hospitalized with radiation sickness and added that her experience treating the victims showed that female bodies could combat the effects of heavy radiation doses better than male bodies she did not elaborate Gale said he planned to leave sunday night for the chernobyl area and Kiev the ukrainian capital of 24 million people about 80 Miles South of the reactor he said he hoped to visit radiation victims at Kiev hospitals us offers soviets Salt substitute Washington a us arms control director Kenneth l Adelman says the United states has offered the soviet Union a substitute regime for the Salt ii treaty that could reduce Long Range nuclear warheads on both sides if they come Down in the number of warheads they will find we will come Down Adelman said in an interview late thursday the us official said there was no need for negotiations to put the new controls into effect talks in Geneva Over 14 months have failed to produce significant headway toward a new agreement to curb bombers submarines and land based missiles we Are going to be watching what the soviet Levels Are Adelman said and deploy us strategic weapons to match the soviet threat president Reagan in a decision announced tuesday said the United states would disregard the ceiling the fundamentally flawed 1979 treaty imposes on Long Range bombers carrying cruise missiles he said the new policy was a response to soviet violations of the a ratified Accord Secretary of defense Caspar Weinberger said on wednesday we Are no longer bound by that fundamentally flawed agreement and Secretary of state George p Shultz said Friday after meeting with nato foreign ministers in Canada that the treaty was obsolete Shultz had privately urged Reagan to maintain us adherence to the treaty the last major agreement reached by the two Powers to restrain the nuclear weapons Competition but at the Halifax meeting he defended the presidents decision against complaints by a number of the allies and said the soviets had violated its restrictions the Impact of the decision on us soviet relations and on plans for a second Reagan Summit meeting with general Secretary Mikhail s Gorbachev was not in Media Tely c Lea r but in Bonn West Germany the head of the soviet news Agency novo Soti said he was sceptical the meeting could take place this year if the United states continues its restrictive attitude to disarmament Valentin Falin told reporters that since the nov 1921 meeting last year Between Reagan and Gorbachev in Geneva the United states has been motivated solely by what it perceives As its own interests this does not serve either the interests of the soviet Union the United states or Western Europe said Falin Govostis general director Adelman said reagans Salt ii decision does not mean the end of nuclear arms control As some critics including former defense Secretary Robert s Mcnamara suggested May be the result they have expressed apprehension that the soviets would double their ballistic missiles and the United states would respond with a similar buildup Outlook dim for Summit Bonn West Germany a a soviet news Agency chief said Friday that prospects for a second super Power Summit have dimmed because of Washington restrictive attitude on nuclear arms control Valentin Falin director of the government news Agency no Vosti complained about president reagans tentative plans to scrap compliance with the Salt i treaty the soviet official said he was sceptical a Summit can be held this year if the United states continues its restrictive attitude to disarmament i am not sure the Summit will take place Falin told reporters at a news conference Here soviet Leader Mikhail s Gorbachev and Reagan met in Geneva last november and agreed to hold a Summit in the United states this year the soviets have not agreed to set a Date on tuesday Reagan announced he decided to dismantle two Poseidon nuclear submarines and stay in compliance with limits set by the 1979 strategic arms limitation talks treaty Salt ii which was never ratified by the Senate the president said the United states intended to exceed the pacts limits later this year unless the soviets reversed arms programs that he claimed violate Salt ii an accusation the Kremlin has rejected referring to reagans decision Falin said i dont know what More we can offer the Usa to continue to abide with the agreement unless of course we declare ourselves the 51st state of the United states Falin is in West Germany As a guest at a physicians for the prevention of nuclear War meeting in Cologne about 18 Miles from Bonn the group won the Nobel peace prize in 1985 in a written message to the meeting released Friday Reagan said the soviet Union failed to comply with major arms control agreements and refused to respond positively to us arms reduction proposals reagans message said weapons reductions were his highest priority and that he has sought to accelerate arms control negotiations since meeting Gorbachev it said the United states proposed a 50 percent reduction in strategic nuclear weapons the elimination of medium Range weapons reductions in conventional troops in Europe and a verifiable ban on chemical weapons tampering suspect arraigned los Angeles a a fired clerk at a Stock brokerage was arrested on charges of putting rat Poison in overt counter capsules in a failed scheme to make Money on the Stock Market the Fri said Fri Day Edward Arlen Marks 24 of suburban Temple City was ordered held without bail at his arraignment in Federal court in los Angeles on one count of tampering with consumer products the charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a Fine us magistrate James Mcmahon ordered Marks transferred to Florida where most of the tainted capsules were discovered it was the first drug tampering arrest in a series of cases that resulted in at least nine deaths since 1982 although others have been arrested for making extortion demands or threatening to Poison drugs Pelton sold valuable intelligence operation Baltimore a a government intelligence operation that Ronald w Pelton is accused of betraying to the soviet Union collected valuable in formation about russian troop movements a National Security Agency official testified Friday William p Crowelljr testified that project As interception and collection of soviet electronic messages gave us an insight into military forces their relative size their plans for Maneu vers or training testifying at Pelton espionage trial in us District court Crowell said analysis of the data intercepted by project a provided a considerable amount of information about their Overall capabilities Pelton an Asa communications specialist before he resigned in 1979 is accused of providing details of several communications interception projects to the soviet Union including project a Between 1980 and 1985 he is accused of receiving plus expenses for the information which he allegedly gave to soviet agents during trips to Vienna Austria in october 1980 and March 1983 in other testimony Mark Schulstad a former business associate of Pelton testified that the defendant returned from a 1983 trip wearing a Gold watch a Gold ring and a Gold necklace he had purchased while away Schulstad said Pelton also bought a personal computer which he brought into the office they shared in Bladensburg my Schulstad at the time an employee of Safford Marine where Pelton rented office space said the defendant had gone away for one to two weeks in the Spring of 1983 Union says bus Driver not at fault Chicago a a Rookie bus Driver suspended after refusing to make a one lock Detour to take a dying girl to the Hospital was following Overly strict rules that prohibit Drivers from leaving their routes without permission a Union official said Friday Niney Earold girl Nicole Hohson died Early thursday shortly after a passenger carried her a Block to the emergency room at childrens memorial Hospital Ben Perry a City bus Driver less than four months when he refused to make the Detour is being made a Scapegoat said George Dalmas vice president of amalgamated transit Union local 241 if the blame has to be put anywhere put it on the rules that those people have to follow Dalmas said Dalmas said that under cat rules any Driver who leaves his route without contacting the control Center can be fired Dalmas said he himself was disciplined about 20 years ago for taking an injured passenger to a Hospital two blocks off his route and was told never to do it again Chicago transit authority spokesman Bill Baxa defended the rules and said allowing Drivers to leave their routes without permission could Lead to abuse you give them a Little leeway and where does it end up Baxa said Perry was suspended indefinitely without pay for failing to notify the cat control Center of the emergency Baxa said and the authority is investigating the Case state 22nd in mock Fortune 500 Washington a governors often like to refer to themselves As the chief executive officers of business enterprises that happen to be called states a new study prepared for the National governors association takes the states businesses analogy a step further by integrating states into the Fortune 500 rankings of Industrial corporations ranking the 50 states i984 general revenues against corporations 1984 sales the study placed Pennsylvania 22nd in the nation Between Occidental Petroleum and Tenn eco Pennsylvania reported revenues of about 3 billion Topping the list of 550 entries was Exxon with More than billion in sales that corporation was followed in order by general motors Mobil Ford motor Texaco ism and the state of California among the states on the list new York ranked ninth Texas 18th Pennsylvania 22nd Michigan 24th Illinois 26th Ohio 28th and new Jersey 30th Vermont with the lowest of state general revenues at million was no 383 the study published this month by the governors Center of Duke University said governors seem to be thinking More carefully about their managerial responsibilities it pointed to a recent series of sessions organized by democratic gov Bob Graham of Florida in which governors met with corporate leaders

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