Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on October 9, 1994 · Page 10
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IQ-li G«t«H«, Friday, M«vM*«r 24, IWI. MKE PARf /N DRILL — The mock disaster drill Tuesday night in the northern Cambria County area was termed successful by Roger Wolz, administrator at Miners Hospital of Northern Cambria County, Spongier. Wolz indicated that the 110 persons who took part in the drill did an outstanding job after a simulated furnace explosion at 8:06 p.m. at the Coal County Medical Center injured 17 people. In the top photo, taken by Mike Hassen, Hastings firemen and Cherry Tree ambulance personnel administer to one of the injured at the medical center. Kevin Snyder, an ambulance attendant of North Cambria Area Ambulance Association, is provided medical treatment at Miners Hospital for actual injuries sustained in the mock drill. Shown, left to right, in the bottom photo taken by Jim Keefe, are Ella Mae McCombie, head nurse at the dispensary; Dr. Joseph Sabo, and Jean Mastarn, R. N. Members of the emergency medical technician class at Admiral Peary Vocational-Technical School in Ebensburg served as the "victims." Coordinating the mock drill were fire companies, ambulance groups and police departments throughout the area in cooperation with the county Civil Defense unit. Fleeing From Vietnam Over Holiday PHILADELPHIA (AP) !The Philadelphia Bulletin re- |sumed normal operations to!day. following a strike by print- ;ing pressmen that prevented • publication of the ne%vspaper's ! Thanksgiving 'edition. t The pressmen set up picket • lines around the Bulletin build- |ing about 7 p.m. Wednesday, ; but by Thursday morning picketers had dispersed. , Joseph Elliott. Bulletin vice t president, said a federal court , injunction was issued ordering the removal of pickets and a .return to work. "Everything is back to normal. The issue was on holidav pay." Elliott said. The Thanksgiving edition is the Bulletin's largest paper of the year, and some 650.000 copies were scheduled to be printed. The newspaper's normal weekday circulation is about 336.000. Elliott said it wasn't immediately known how much advertising revenue the newspaper would lose because of the strike. The city's two other major newspapers, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daily News, were not affected by the strike. Thanksgiving No Turkey Across U.S. (Continued from page I) with a live-story balloon, filled with 9.000 cubic feet of helium and air, depicting Linus the Lionhearted. It ended with a float earning Santa Claus. who sal in a giant sleigh fashioned after the traditional Christmas goose and pulled by a team of Targerthan- life reindeer. "I think this parade is great for the kids," said William Spillett, an off-duty policeman who was there with four of his chil-. dren sprawled on blankets near the curb. "It's a real happening. It sets the spirit off for the holidays." i In Detroit, a steady drizzle held J.L. Hudson's Thanksgiving parade crowd to an estimated 45.000. Ten times that number had been expected if the weather was good. Criminal Incidents Probed By Police A burglary, three thefts, one robbery, two acts of criminal mischief and an arrest for loitering and prowling were reported today by area police. The summary: PALMERTOWN - Ruth Elaine Bailey. New Florence RD 2. told state police from Indiana that someone stole a television from her residence sometime between Nov. 19 Skid Row Stabber Kills 10th LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man found stabbed to death here is believed to be the 10th victim of the "Skid Row Stabber." but police say that unlike the previous victims he was not a transient. The slaying Thursday occurred exactly one month after the first in a series of 12 knife attacks here. Two men have survived, describing their assailant as a large, pigeon-toed black man wearing a knit cap. The dead man. tentatively identifiedby police as Frank Garcia. 48. was found on a bench across the street from police headquarters. The coroner's office said Garcia was a custodian employed by the county. The Los Angeles Times reported today that a man answering the assailant's description was taken away by police for questioning, but Deputy Police Chief LlewelUs Ritter said no suspect was in custody. There are no known motives for the killings. Most of the victims had little money and were murdered while sleeping on- sidewalks. Ray Knowles of the Union Rescue Mission near the site of the latest slaying said the 158 beds there were full and about 350 men stayed in the mission's chapel Thursday night. Another mission spokesman said the men had not sought shelter out of fear. "It's just because it's cold outside/' he said. and 23. The loss was estimated at S150.00. BLACK LICK - Mike Horrell Domenick. Lucernemines. and Harry William Lohr. Clymer RD 2 T told state police from Indiana that C-B. radios were stolen from their vehicles while they were parked at the Lucerne No. 6 parking lot Wednesday night. Domenick also lost a wallet for a total of S164 while Lohr's loss was set atSL49. LUCERNEMINES — Timothy Cramer, Penn Run RD 1. reported to state police from Indiana, that someone stole a power booster and a stereo tape player from his vehicle while it was parked at the Star Manufacuting Co. Wednesday night. The loss was estimated at SI 50. IUP Assault Hearing Is Rescheduled A hearing, originally set for Wednesday, Nov. 22. for a North Huntingdon man charged with beating an Indiana University of Pennsylvania student, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 15. Charged with aggravated assault and simple assault in the incident is Gary Ursiny. 19. who was arrested by IUP Campus Police. According to the charge. Ursiny picked up Keith McCall, 19, of New Bethlehem, and then dropped him on his head Nov. 12 at approximately 4:07 a.m. in the Stonewall parking lot on Maple Street in the borough. McCall reported received two skull fractures, a broken nose, and possible loss of sight to his left eye. He was taken to Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, where he was treated for his injuries. After the arrest, charges were filed before District Magistrate Martha Medich T Irwin, and Ursiny was freed on $5,000 bond. MadderTs" ARCO along Wayne Avenue in White Township was held up by a white male in his early 20 ? s who carried a revolver and drove a reddish or faumt-orange Vega Wednesday night at approximately 9:20 p.m. Anyone with information on" the incident is asked to call state police from Indiana at 357-2888. The car possibly carried an Indiana registration. BLACK LICK — Lawrence Sharp. 36. of Institute, W. Va., reported to state police from Indiana that someone smashed the windshield of his rig which was hauling steel along Township Road 300 in Burrell Township early Wednesday morning. The loss was set at $150. ARMAGH — Someone threw a beer bottle through the window of the Blajrk Lantern Tavern early Thursday morning. The loss was not estimated. 4 Indiana Borough Police report the arrest of Nicholas Joseph Dutchkoskie, Indiana RD 2. on charges of loitering and prowling at night time. He was arraigned before District Mag- istate Geraldine Wilkins ? Clymer. and lodged in the Indiana County Jail in lieu of bond. KUALA LUMPUR. Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia says the United States has promised to take in all the Vietnamese refugees aboard the freighter Hai Hong who Cannot find refuge in other foreign countries. Reporters were told of the purported U.S. promise today by Osman Cassim, secretary- general of Malaysia's Home Affairs Ministry. Malaysia "and the United States appear to be at odds over whether Washington will take in refugees from the Hai Hong, anchored off Port Klang 20 miles west of here, or an equivalent number from the 40.000 Vietnamese already crammed into refugee camps on islands off the Malaysian coast. Earlier this week Washington raised its quota for In- dochinese refugees from 25,000 to 27,500 for the year ending next May 1. Robert Havel, deputy director of information for the U.S. Corpses Filling Morgue (Continued from page 1) an assembly-line fashion. The first plane, which arrived shortly before dawn on Thanksgiving Day. was greeted by a prayer read by the base cha'plain. Volunteer airmen moved the bodies from the planes to the morgue. Shuler said the bodies would be identified before they are cleaned or embalmed. He urged relatives of cultists to send the State Department records which might help with the identification process — pictures, fingerprints. X-rays or dental charts. Shuler said 174 of the bodies had been tentatively identified in the Jonestown, Guyana, camp where they died. Officials also found about 800 passports at the commune, he said. A State Department spokeswoman. Man' Anne Bader, said families', of the victims must pay to transport the bodies for burial in their hometowns. She said unidentified or unclaimed bodies would be buried in the Dover area at government expense. San Francisco undertakers estimated it would cost at least S450 to transport a body from Dover to California, where most of the dead came from, and bury it. Shuler said the body of a young teen-ager, among the first to arrive here, had tentatively been identified as that of an adopted son of the 46-year- old Jones. The boy's name was not released. Only one relative of a Peoples Temple follower — a man from Philadelphia — came to the air base ^Thursday, Air Force Maj. Robert Groom said. Jones" followers died in a mass suicide at their jungle commune Saturday after some members of the group attacked Rep. Leo Ryan. D-Calif., and a party travelling with him on an investigation of the cult. The congressman and four others were slain, and Jones then ordered his followers to drink poison. FASH Leader Plans Meetings PITTSBURGH (AP) — The leader of dissident independent steel truckers says he will meet with chapter representatives of the Fraternal Association of Steel Haulers to discuss the progress of the two-week strike. Bill Hill, FASH president, said meetings with union representatives from Pittsburgh and several other states will be held today and Saturday. The Pittsburgh-based association has been on strike since Nov. II in an effort to obtain higher rates, streamlined government regulations and freedom from contracts bargained by the Teamsters union. Agreed To Accept ees, Malaysia Says 30/06 MAUSER $90 HA« CftCCKEKD EVROKAH STOCK In Cat S mm. Special .. .......... .......... $M 20 M. ••* s*ft Mrt ........... . ______ ...........l^i's.so TMOHSAHtS Of MtUS IN STOCK SPRINGFIELD SPORTEtS, INC. •» 1, **m •*•,»•. 1S7*S (412) 254-2*2* 12 nwcs Evst *r orai 9-9 (412) 254-2*2* , P«. .ff ft. 422 « ft* SATWMT 'TR 5 Department of Justice, said Thursday evening in Washington that the United States would take refugees from camps to free places for Hai Hong passengers. But Cassim insisted the United States had agreed to take all the Hai Hong refugees who can't be placed in other countries, possibly as manv as 1,400 people. He said they "will not be allowed into the camps. Malaysia considers the Hai Hong refugees to be illegal migrants since they reportedly paid $5 million to a Hong Kong"based syndicate to be picked up from the Yung Tau Peninsula of Vietnam Oct. 14. Malaysia allowed the ship to remain at Port Klang only after Western countries agreed to take responsibility for its passengers. A Boeing-707 jet left Trenton, Ontario Thursday to pick up the first group of" refugees destined for Canada, Bruce McKay, a Canadian Forces protocol officer said. Four separate trips will be made over the next two weeks to gather all 604 refugees, he added. Another 300 Vietnamese will go to France and 150 to Belgium. Britain. France and Switzerland said they would accommodate those Vietnamese who have relatives in their countries. Local newspapers reported today that 20 to 30 refugee boats were headed for the northeastern Malaysian coast, but refugee officials said the figures appeared to be inflated. They said there were only six to 10 boats, believed to be carrying about 2.000 refugees. Malaysian authorities said more than 1,700 Vietnamese' refugees landed on northwestern shores Thursday. Malaysia is a prime port for Vietnamese refugee vessels, which are swept south by the currents of the South China Sea. Malaysia also is said to have the best refugee camps in the area. Boating accidents Wednesday and Thursday added urgency to the refugee problem and talks were scheduled today lo convince the Western nations, especially France, to take more Vietnamese, officials said. At least 95 people died Wednesday when their fishing boat capsized. All 43 refugees aboard another boat that struck a sand bar Thursday managed to reach shore safely on rubber rafts. f '" '^or/ accept* gift of Chmtma* con^ Cruz. Mario's mother, Patricia Victoria, stands behind him. .- ''••• (AP Loserphofoj Boy To Die Soon Mario, 8, Celebrates His Christmas Early EL MONTE, Calif. (AP) Santa Ciaus visited Mario Victoria early this year, side- sleppinga huge pile"of presents under a decorated tree and a snowman in the front yard. Patricia Victoria celebrated Christmas on Thanksgiving Day for her 8-year-old son because doctors believe the boy will die of a brain tumor-within a month. "He doesn't like to hear on television that he's dying," said, his mother, who said she's very proud of her son's courage. "He prefers 'passed away* instead." Mario's cancer was discovered about a year ago. and he has undergne chemotherapy and radiation treatments since then. When he came home from the hospital about three weeks ago. his mother was told he probably would die within two months. "The doctors tola" me it"s better to be honest with children these days." she said. "They're so smart." She said Mario took his time Thursday about opening his presents, which included what he wanted most — a Star Wars game. Many people who read about Mario sent gifts, including a racing car that glows in the dark, a guitar, a Star Wars quilt, a bicycle, a cowboy outfit, a king-sized Mickey Mouse clock and many stuffed animals. "He still can't believe it all'— it's like a dream to him," his mother said. Joe Cruz of nearby West Covina said his 4-year-old -daughter. Nicole, decided Mario couldn't celebrate Christmas without a snowman. So the Cruz family went ,to the San Gabriel Mountains 15 miles away, piled snow into a pickup truck and drove to Mario's house. When they finished building a snowman with carrot eyebrows, a corncob pipe and a • button nose, tneysang "Frosty, the Snowman."" . • "'" " The celebration capped a' special week for Mario. Actor -Steve McQueen treated him to a day at Disneyland, and he visited Universa Studios. Para-, mount Studios. Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley and met his idol. "The Fonz'"' — Henry Winkler. Frank Sinatra sent a check for 5500. Mario's mother, who is divorced and on welfare, said neighbors and relatives pitched in to make a big Thanksgiving dinner for Mario and his 11- year-old brother. Berto. "God bless them all," she" said. , ' ' State Lottery Number Listed PITTSBURGH (AP) — Thursday's number in the Pennsylvania Daily lottery was 0-7-6. OHIO HOLIDAY FROLIC FRI., DECEMBER 8 thru SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10 ONLY '121 • TRANSPORTATION BY OEIUXE AIR-CONDITIONED MOTOR COACH • TWO NIGHTS AT FIRST CLASS MOTOR INNS -• CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE AT HlilFOREST • VISITS TO "THE CONTINENT" AND "THE FRENCH MARKET" • IUAU AND SHOW AT HAWAIIAN VILLAGE • TWO MEAIS PLUS LUAU NAME(S) ADDRESS CITY... TELEPHONE ROOMMATE'S NAME. .STATE. ZIP. A SHAFFER TOUR-ICC-UC T2M2

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