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Poughkeepsie Journal from Poughkeepsie, New York • Page 5a

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Monday. May 4. 1987 Sylvan Lake summer homes may lose water system SYLVAN LAKE The state Public Service Commission has scheduled a June 10 public hearing on a request by Somerset Leisure Homes to discontinue water service to seasonal homes in the Sylvan Lake Development The hearing will held at 7 m. at the Beekman town hat! in Poughquag, said Francis Rivett, a commission spokesman. Because of water service problems, the owners of 35 of the seasonal homes have drilled their own welb and stopped paying the system operator. But the wells were drilled without approval from the Dutchess County Department of Health. Because the homes are close to each other, the wells are threatened by pollution from home septic systems. Rivett said that as of last year, only three of the Sylvan Lake homes remained paying customers of the central water system. He said the system is in need of significant repairs that could result in annual water use charges of between 1500 and $1,000 for the three remaining customers. Somerset Leisure Homes is a non profit bungalow colony that owns and operates two wa ter supply systems. One' system serves the bungalow colony and pie other serves the Sylvan Lake Development. One hurt in 2 car mishap on state Thruway LAKE KATRINE A New Paltz man was charged with driving while intoxicated and another man was injured in a two car accident on the New York state Thruway traffic circle here late Saturday. In addition to misdemeanor DWI, Town of Ulster police said they charged 29 year old Jorge Cuellar, 15 Main S' with driving with a blood alcohol content grr than .10 percent and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, both misdemeanors. The driver of the other car, 29 year old Sal vatore Leva of Franklin (Delaware County), was taken to Kingston Hospital where he was treated and released, police said. Cuellar was pulling onto the traffic circle when his car collided with Leva's, forcing Leva's off the road, police said. Cuellar drove about a third of a mile before stopping his car, police said. He was released to a friend and will appear in court Wednesday. Town bartender chprged with serving minors Skinner's bar and restaurant in Poughkeep sie is in danger of losing its liquor license because it served alcohol to minors, police said. Terrence Finn, 24, Skinner's head bartender, was accused by police of serving minors, early Saturday at the Route 9 pub, Town of Poughkeepsie police said. Finn, of Dutch Gardens Apartment in Hyde Parky was charged with serving alcohol to minors, a violation of the alcohol beverage control law, said Sgt Wayne Thatcher of the Town of Poughkeepsie Police. Police stopped at Skinner's when they noticed 'f large brawl outside the doors at 1:45 a.m., Thatcher said. While there, they did an alcohol beverage control check, he said. "The place was packed to the walls. There were numerous minors there. It was wild people were bailing out the windows and the doors," Thatcher said, Thatcher said the town police are sending a report to the state Liquor Authority, which could rescind Skinner's liquor license. Police also charged Christopher Mason, 21, Grtnnell Road, Rhineclif with disorderly conduct, a violation, and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor. Thatcher said Mason was screaming obscenities at thejof icers. Finn and Mason were sent to Dutchess County Jail on $1,000 bail each. They must both reappear in Town of Poughkeepsie Court E. Fishkill police say man was driving without license EAST FISHKILL A 19 year old man was charged with the felony of driving with a revoked license and with driving while intoxicated after he passed a red light on Route 376 Saturday. Town of East Fishkill police charged David S. Fuller, no address given, with felony aggravated operation, misdemeanor DWI ana passing a red light a traffic infraction. Fuller had his license revoked after two previous convictions for driving while ability impaired, police said. He was released from Dutchess County Jail on $200 bail. Court date is set for Wednesday. Plattekill youth charged with driving stolen car MARLBORO A 15 year old Plattekill youth was accused of driving a stolen car after police stopped him on a traffic violation, town police said. The youth, whose name was not released because of his age, was charged early Saturday with third degree criminal possession of stolen property, a felony, and criminal posses sion of burglar's tools, a misdemeanor, police said. Police said they discovered the car had been reported stolen in New Paltz after stopping the1 driver on the violation. Police said his car contained tools used to pull out a car's ignition. Gannett grants awarded Local children are the winners in the distribution of $6,000 in Gannett Foundation grants ihat will go, to an art program, two theater workshops and day care transportation. The foundation has announced a $2,500 grant to Jhe YWCA of Poughkeepsie to help boy a van for transporting children to after school child care program. It will also contribute $2,000 to the Bardavon 1869 Opera House to'support its Project Theatre Encounter, a workshop held in the Poughkeepsie and Beacon city icbool districts. The Mill Street Loft will receive to help restore The Bam, an arts' center for children and adults in The Gannett Foundation supports community programs in areas served by Gannett newspapers; including the Poughkeepsie Jour i nal aid Gannett subsidiaries. 0 Area Poughkeepsie Journal 5A Plane wreck yields bodies of family ALBANY (AP) Four bodies were recovered Sunday from the wreckage of a private plane that had been missing since February when a Virginia family was lost while heading to a ski vacation. The last radio communication from the plane had been received Feb. 8 at the Dutchess County Airport flight service tower at New Hackensack. Pilots on a training mission from the Civil Air Patrol on Saturday spotted the wreckage in a remote area of Westkill Mountain, part of the Catskill Mountains in the Town of Lexington, 20 miles northwest of Kingston. Members of the Civil Air Patrol, Depart ment of Environmental Conservation rangers and state police set out on foot for the site in southern Greene County early Sunday morning and reached it by afternoon. The bodies were transferred to Greene County Memorial Hospital for examination. All four occupants of the plane were crushed on impact when the plane sheared off treetops and hit the side of the mountain, said Greene County coroner Hassan Basagic. One body remained in the plane, while the others were scattered on the ground nearby, he said. "The sad thing about this is it was an entire family," Basagic said. "You could see their personal effects scattered about the ski equipment, the clothes It's emotionally distressing." The craft was reported missing Feb 16, when the pilot, Edward Norris, of Chesterfield County, failed to report to work. Also on the plane were Norris' wife, Gloria, 42, and their children, Edward W. Norris 10, and Kendall, 6 The identification number on the plane's tail matched that of the missing plane The white, twin engine Becchcraft 55 aircraft left Richmond, Va. on Feb 8 en route to Stowe, Vt Authorities haven't determined the cause of the crash "The plane was spotted in quite rugged terrain," said Maj Lloyd Lininger of the Civil Air Patrol The plane was not missed for several days because Norris, a professional pilot, had not filed a flight plan, which is not required by the Federal Aviation Administration. An intensive search followed the original report of the missing plane, but it was called off without success Authorities said they were hampered by the white color of the missing plane and the abundance of snow on the ground at the time. The ground elevation at the site the aircraft was found was 3,300 feet, 'state police at Kingston said BHisBKifiBBBBBHPIBHfl 1 liiLflLLLLLLHLHBLLLwLn wf 1 VeSflBsBMfr BbBHSbBhBBbE ABBlklfiBV.tfMBBBKflfc1' j. JvlAaClBBBBBF feSv1 VBBKJ fs A Jrm a tCrmKBJtm iuWxtMBBf rE vxi aLLLLHrttSLLLwvvmSttf Jti SiMiByHBBBLPB LHblCJPB Amenia chimp trainer says critic's wrong on charges of abuse Loyalty royalty JournaVCrolg Ruttt Jean Marie Cartalano. right, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Loyalty Day queen this year, sings the Star Spangled Banner with second runner up All Rennia, both of Dover Plains. The two were part of the annual Loyalty Day parade sponsored by veterans groups at the Castle Point Veterans Administration Medical Center. The rainy day pushed the ceremonies indoors By Douglas Dutton Journal llall AMENIA Local animal trainer David Sabo whose chimps were among those in the movie "Project says he won't be answering an advertisement about chimps in the movie in today's issue of "Daily Variety," a movie magazine. And he says game show host and animal rights activist Bob Barker, who took out the ad, is wrong when he says the chimps in the movie were abused. A little background: The quarterquarter page ad will offer a $5,000 reward to encourage people who know of abuse on the movie set to come forward, says. Bar ker said last Friday that workers on the set reported that blackjacks were used to beat misbehaving chimps and that two chimps may have died during the filming. Producers and humane society officials have denied the allegations so docs Sabo. "It's not true," Sabo said Sunday from his home in Amenia. "I've been working with chimpanzees for 25 years and have never seen so good a chimpanzee movie as this one." Two of Sabo's chimps were in the movie, which stars Matthew Brodcrick as an Air Force pilot who helps chimps escape from military experiments. One of the chimps whose stage name is "Karanga" but who Sabo calls "Tommy" played "Goliath" in the movie, Sabo said. "Goliath" is the chimp who smokes cigarettes and, during a chimp riot, saves the Air Force base from a potential nuclear meltdown. That chimp also was featured on "Saturday Night Live," Sabo said. Barker, in an interview, said, "In my opinion, there is no doubt those animals were abused on 'Project He said the reward "is not going to lure a director or an actor out, Sec CHIMPS, page 6A Financial answers? Search me, say three r'XXr. X. VA2 rmm By Tracy Dell'Angela JoaraaliUfl The three candidates running for the Poughkeepsie School Board said they don't know how they would solve the district's financial crisis. The district could lose $2.7 million in state aid this year. The money was withheld when state officials ruled that the district is not raising enough tax money locally. The district plans to sue the state for the aid money it stands to lose. Harold Osterhoudt, who finished second in last year's election, and incumbents Barbara Jeter Jackson and Sharon Tornatore are vying for the two seats in Tuesday's election. The seats carry three year terms. The candidates said their last resort would be to close schools. They added that $2.7 million in program and staff cuts would cripple the district Harold R. Osterhoudt, the father of four Poughkeepsie students, said the board should have enlisted the public's support for their lobbying in Albany. He said a letter writing campaign may have convinced state education officials to change the formula that determines state aid, a formula school officials say is unfair to Poughkeepsie. Osterhoudt said if he was elected he would order more books for the schools, attend PTA meetings regularly and encourage more public participation at board meetings. "I want the public to have access to me so I can make decisions based on good, solid, sound judgement," Osterhoudt said. However, he said the district's financial crisis should be discussed behind closed doors "A matter of this importance to the community should not be discussed in the open," Osterhoudt said. "There's bound to be some debate, and when it comes to making decisions of that nature, the board has to be and act as one voice." Osterhoudt is a native of Poughkeepsie and a 1965 graduate of Poughkeepsie High School. He is a clerk technician for the U.S. Postal Service. He said his experience as a union official and a finance committee See SCHOOL, page 6A BStSHMySI3iBBBBBV ibmn i Ti'1 peiMfSipfBBBBHn TJi'raaaaBBB7iuie' WuJTaaBMl' HH9HIUBHiflBBBBH nH BBaaaaaaalaaaaaaaaaallalaaaaaaBV aBrJaaW HjRlBr LLLLiBSLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLsat'aH aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaT Vy TlHHHaaaaaBBBaBaW daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaB sflHaHHaHHaHHalalaHaBal It's a classic JoutnalCrotfl f)b Plenty of spit and polish goes into a 1955 Chevy BelAir convertible when you belong to the Hudson River Valley Antique Auto Association and enter the annual meet It was in Rhlnebeck Saturday. James Kastanis, of Stone.fiidge owns the car, and Tim Adels. lower right, of Hurley, did the recent paint job. Point of view EFJ5S2 photographer Smoking ban rule has some folks fuming How do you fool about tho state's attempt to restrict smoking tn the workplace? JACKSON LAPORE MARRO NIVENS BRESCIA Dorothy Jackson, college student, Wapplngers Falls "My family are mostly smokers and I don't smoke. I think there should be an area designated for smokers. Non smokers should be more considerate." Honk taPoro, retired field engineer, Wapplngers. Fells "First of.alLJ quit smoking four years ago. However, I feel that fanoWcIsm Is taking hold on 'this Issue. I feel consideration should be given to non smokers, but a religious crusade should not be mode on the Issue." John Marro, delivery, Marlboro 1 don't like smoking. Everyone I work with smokes and I hate It. It's annoying and you breathe In so much If ust like you're smoking." Tim Nlvons, computer technician, Poughkeepsie city 1 worked In a 'clean' room and there was never anyone around smoking. I don't'like smoking and there should be certain areas for both smokers and non smokers." Harry Broscla, gas treatment, Town of Ulster "My opinion Is that no one should smoke anywhere except In their own homes." Marist plans to review ball player's conduct Marist 'College officials said they will begin deciding today what action if any will be taken against a freshman basketball player arrested on assault charges. "I have to talk to the college attorneys I don't know all the details," said Brian Coll eary, athletic director lie said he knew only what he had read in a newspaper. Chris Green, 21, who attends on a fujl athletic scholarship, was charged Saturday with third degree assault, a misdemeanor, said Town of Poughkeepsie police Sgt. Michael Voulgaris. Green plays guard. Police said Green became involved in an argument with another male student on tnje campus, and when a third male student intervened. Green struck him in the face, The report also said Green struck female student who Intervened. That woifian had noV1sible Injuries and did not file a complaint, Voulgaris said. College President Dennis Murray said the case will go through the college's normal disciplinary review process as well ds an athletic department review. "We have to get to the bottom of the matter, get the facts out," he said. lie said the college generally does not comment on disciplinary proceedings until a decision has been reached 1

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