Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York on June 1, 1980 · Page 20
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Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York · Page 20

Rochester, New York
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Sunday, June 1, 1980
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0. D. DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE. ROCHESTER. N.Y.. SUNDAY. JUNE 1. 1980 this I morning Couple finds KKK cross on lawn A black Chili couple found a small wooden cross with the Ku Klux Klan acronym scrawled on it last night in the front yard of their home at 22 Morrison Ave. Jackie Peterson, a Franklin High School reading teacher, said she and her husband, Daryl, had been doing front lawn work about 9:30 p.m. when they went to check on their 4 -year-old daughter, Danielle. Mrs. Peterson said they had the front porch light on at the time. When her husband went back out to clean up for the night, about five minutes later, he discovered the two-foot-tall cross. Mrs. Peterson said the cross, made of two-by-fours with a pointed end, was adorned with "KKK" in big letters and smaller words "get out" beneath it. Mrs. Peterson said they are the only black family on the street of 20 homes, but said they "get along just fine with their neighbors." They have lived there five years. She said they've had past problems with vandalism and harassment, but wouldn't attribute them to racial motives. She said a Channel 13 television series last week about Klan activities in Rochester may have sparked the incident. "I think it has created some emotional reaction among people . . .I'm not sure it all has been good. "It's just ironic that we had this special all week on the KKK and then we have this thing happen," Mrs. Peterson said. State troopers investigating the incident wouldn't comment last night. Solid o ffers for 3 scho 01 DUB dings By CHRIS SCHARF A second round of bidding has raised the stakes for three vacant school buildings on the city's southeast side. Eight proposals have been submitted for School 13 at 81 Hickory St., School 31 at 208 N. Goodman St. and the old East High School at 410 Alexander St. It's the second go-around for the schools. Last year, the city offered the buildings for sale but six initial bids either were withdrawn or turned down. This time the city has received eight bids for the three schools and, unlike last year, some prominent private developers are submitting plans and offering the city more than just a token amount One out-of-town developer is willing to pay $200,000 for the three-story East High building that was constructed in 1902. City Council decided in February to readvertise the schools and pursue a more aggressive marketing campaign, including out-of-town advertising, consultant services from an architect and building tours. The new proposals are being reviewed by city staff and neighborhood organizations and recommendations on all the buildings are expected before the end of June: School 31: Rochester Christian Church of Gates wants to start a day care center and school in the building. It would pay the city $50,000 and spend about $20,000 on renovation. It's the only proposal for the building. School 13: Harro Enterprise has offered the city $10,000 to convert the building into 11 second-floor apartments and a first-floor community center, including a private school, neighborhood offices, cabaret theater, and space for day care, senior citizens and physical fitness activities. Harro, whose principal partners are Mark Caulfield and John Fayko, has offered $10,000 for the school and plans to spend $366,000 for renovation. Conifer Development Associates Inc. and DiMarco Constructors Corp. are proposing 34 condominiums. They want to buy the building for $35,000 and plan $860,000 in development costs. About 2,000 square feet would be rented for community use. Conifer and DiMarco have formed a partnership, Gregory Park Associates, for the project. Landsman Development Corp. proposed 21 apartments and leased space for Our School, a private elementary school, and the Rochester dance compa ny, Bottom of the Bucket. But . . . The apartments would be Section 8 units for low- and moderate-income people. Landsman has offered $100 for the property and plans to spend $729,100. Francis Bradley and Millard Seaman proposed a private Christian school and college to train minorities for the ministry. City officials said no purchase price or development costs were submitted. The former East High School: Conifer and DiMarco, as East Court V Associates, are offering $46,000 to turn the building into 74 apartments with Turn to SCHOOL, Page 2B ''pLjt h MJW vk '"'-IM ! T : V? if' ?r . V-! : ir .- Sr .. -e I D&C photo by Talis Bergmanis Injured in accident Eyes left A Macedon man and a Perinton man were in satisfactory condition last night at Highland Hospital after they were injured in a two-car crash on Penfield and Salt roads in Penfield. Larry P. Doell, 38, of 333 Penfield Rd., Macedon suffered shoulder, rib and chest injuries when the 1975 Datsun in which he, his wife and three children were riding collided with another compact car. The other driver, Ronald R. Wagner, 43, of 82 Squirrels Heath Road, Perinton, suffered head injuries in the crash Friday night. Also injured in the crash were Doell's wife, Donna, 38 and sons, Tom, 14, and Jim-Bob, 5. They were treated at Highland Hospital. Another son, Tim, 6, was not injured. Monroe County sheriffs deputy L.E. Stille said Wagner was charged with failure to stop. Stille said Wagner's southbound 1979 Toyota went through a flashing red light at the intersection and was struck broad-. side by the eastbound Doell car. Timers at the finish line during one facial expressions fixed and their track meet at the State University of the heats for the 100-yard hurdles eyes pealed down the track yestcr- College at Brockport Results of the have their stopwatches ready, their day during the Section 5 girls meet are on Page 10E. lackout Power restored in Ontario County ' By MICHAEL WINTER Lightning knocked out a major power line in the Ontario County village of Shortsville yesterday, leaving about 10.000 residents and numerous businesses in six communities without power for more than two hours. A Rochester Gas & Electric Corp. spokesman said the power failure occurred about 5:40 p.m. and affected customers in Bristol, South Bristol, Manchester, Hopewell, Shortsville and southern Canandaigua. Power was restored about 7:40 last night. Thompson Memorial Hospital went on emergency power only for critical sections, said nursing supervisor Virginia Rockwell. "All the air conditioning is off and it's getting pretty warm in here," she said early last night. Mrs. Rockwell said such areas of the hospital such as records, storage and the kitchen were without power. Dinner had already been served to the hospital's 100 patients and the 120 residents of the nursing home when power was interrupted, she added. No surgery was scheduled at the time thunderstorms rolled over most of the nine-county Rochester area yesterday afternoon, pelting parts of Monroe County with hail up to three-quarters of an inch, the National Weather Service in Rochester reported. In Yates County the storm toppled a utility pole and transformer in the town of Benton, leaving many New York State Gas & Electric customers temporarily without power. Javits 'pressin9 '1arc', to solve Indian claims Time for this grad to relax By DAN BOWERMAN and DEDE MURPHY SENECA FALLS Sen. Jacob K. Javits said yesterday he is working with state Senate Majority Leader Warren Anderson to solve a deadlock over the Cayuga Indian land claim. "I believe that instead of litigating the problem, it can be resolved legislatively through the state Legislature" Javits said. He held a press conference immediately before he addressed the 64 graduates and about 300 others at the ninth Eisenhower College of Rochester Institute of Technology commencement in Seneca Falls. New York's senior senator said he. is. "pressing very hard" to reach an agreement between federal and state authorities over which level of government has the power to settle the land claim issue. The Cayugas last August reached a tentative negotiated agreement with both governments that would have given them 5,481 acres in Seneca County and an $8 million trust fund. In return, the Cayugas would give up their claim to 64,000 acres in Cayuga and Seneca counties. The agreement was thwarted in March . when the House of Representatives re jected the proposal. The principal reason was Rep. Gary Lee, R-Dryden, who objected because the state Legislature did not have a say in the matter. Anderson later agreed with Lee and said the Legislature must approve the agreement. Javits said he is proposing a plan in which neither the state nor the federal government must yield its position and still result in a settlement. He would not reveal the details. "There is no need to seek some great Turn to JAVITS, Page 2B By DAN BOWERMAN SENECA FALLS Mary A. Carter is going to relax this summer after completing a four-year ordeal. "I'm going to retire for the summer and play golf," she said yesterday. "I'm tired. It's a strain going to school full time and having a family." Mrs. Carter, 46, who lives at 460 West Lake Road, Geneva, completed her work toward a bachelor, of arts degree and yesterday graduated from Eisenhower College of the Rochester Institute of. Technology. She was the oldest of the 64 graduates at the commencement ceremonies. She received her degree in community studies. "Many years ago," she said, she started her college work at Purdue University in Lafayette, Ind. Four years ago, she resumed her studies, and in 1978 she graduated from the Community College of the Finger Lakes, Canandaigua, with Turn to EISENHOWER, Page 2B steam-heat business evaporating i H 9 jp H FN A & M LL. .V . v e 9 First of a series By JACKIE FARNAN Last December the state Public Service Commission granted a 15 percent steam rate increase to Rochester Gas & Electric Corp. Operators of steam-heated downtown buildings groaned. Steam rates had nearly doubled in five years. At the same time, the commission ordered RG&E to study the future of the system and report back to the commission by tomorrow. Since 1963, RG&E has lost 50 percent of its steam customers. Last December, more than a third of the remaining 320 customers had talked to, RG&E about the possibility of converting to natural gas. As of Friday, RG&E had 295 steam customers. "The steam system seems to be in ever-increasing jeopardy," said the commission staff report pn RG&E's steam rate increase. During the late 1960s and early 1970s many former steam customers left the downtown area, accounting for part of the drop. High rates are now driving downtown building operators off ,the system. Turn to RG&E, Page 9B SARATOGA AVE ?ARD SARATOGA silS W ST 4 Yv " BRQy . J-k A j 0 TROUP ST INNER LOOP U rl LL UNIVERSITY AVE N GOODMAN ST EAST AVE MONROE AVE BROADWAY DENNING ST 1-490 CLINTON AVE S Shaded sections show areas served by RG&E steam-heat Future may bring piped-in heat By JACKIE FARNAN Imagine Rochester 50 years from now: Glass towers gleam in the sun, skyrails wind around Mercury's feet, enclosed gardens grace the Flower City from January to December. Underground, a maze of pipes and valves supplies all downtown buildings with cheap heat: steam. Modern prototypes of such systems are at work today in Denmark, Sweden and Germany. District heat systems provide 70 percent of Soviet urban heating needs. And Japan has started developing such systems. In a district heating system, steam or hot water is shared by many buildings through interlocking pipes. District heating works economically when the steam or hot water is a byproduct of say, electric generation or some manufacturing process. In some cities, steam or hot water is heated in a plant that burns city garbage. But the United States is having trouble catching the wave of the future. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, less than 1 percent of heat demand here is supplied by district heat. And that heat comes "primarily from old steam systems, built early in the century, which are now marginally economic and often in disrepair." 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