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Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York · Page 12

Rochester, New York
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Wednesday, October 31, 1990
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2D DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE, ROCHESTER, N.Y., WEDNESDAY. Neighbor kids peek into history Hoyt-Potter House stages a preview By Carol Ritter Democrat and Chronicle Six fourth-graders from Nathaniel Rochester School sat attentively yesterday morning as some grownup speakers told them they would play an important role in the future of historic preservation. 1 The kids then followed a tour guide through the semi-renovated Hoyt-Potter House at 133 S. Fitz-hugh St to see what the Landmark Society of Western New York has in store for the 150-year-old building. "We saw a building that was falling apart, but we're gonna fix it up," said Tia Griffin, 10. "They shouldn't wreck it so people that come here for field trips can see what it looked like in the olden days," said Amy Adriaansen, 9. Joel Lomnick, 9, said he'd been in a similarly decrepit building before. "My auntie's house was like this when they moved in," he said. "They fixed it all up." The kids didn't seem to have much difficulty visualizing the improvements at the house, where the Landmark Society expects to move Mom insists she didn't kill girl, but did cover up death Lane says she feared others' disbelief The Associated Press ITHACA A woman took the witness stand yesterday to deny killing her daughter, but she admitted to covering up the death out of fear that no one would believe the true story of how the child died. Christine Lane, 23, testified as her defense began in Tompkins County Court that she began to call authorities after finding the body of 23-month-old Aliza May Bush. But she said she stopped "because I didn't think anyone would believe me that I found Aliza (dead) in her crib." During two weeks of testimony that ended yesterday morning, the prosecution produced several witnesses who said Aliza had not died by becoming entangled in her blankets and suffocating, as Lane says. Lane said yesterday that she tried to give the child mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. "She was cold and she had blotches on her face that appeared to be blue," Lane said. "I knew that she was dead." After deciding not to report the child dead, Lane said she dressed the child's body and wrapped it in plastic bags and carried it across a riEv; ygiii Boy gets millions for forceps injuries NEWBURGH An Orange County jury has awarded $3.8 mil-.lion to a boy who suffered permanent physical and mental damage partly because doctors used forceps to deliver him 13 years ago. Obstetricians Stanley Selesnick, Leonard Rothman and the late William Chase were found guilty of medical malpractice. Campaign to promote environmental bond act ALBANY Supporters of the environmental bond act will launch a major advertising campaign tomorrow to promote the $2 billion proposal, an organizer said yesterday. The $200,000 campaign, paid for by the Committee for the Environmental Bond Act, will be broadcast on New York City-area radio stations and upstate radio and television stations through Election Day, said Frances Bein- ecke, chairman of the committee. "The biggest problem is nobody has heard about it," said Beinecke. Company told long ago of Love Canal hazards BUFFALO Hooker Chemical Co. officials were advised more GOOD MORNING "Thanks to the students and staff at the University of Rochester, in particular the student activities board and the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity, for putting together a haunted house to benefit the Genesee Valley Food Bank on Oct 28. The spirit of the students was amazing." GenM Valley Regional Food Bank 56 WmI Av. you would like to salute someone for a good deed, call the Good Morning line, 258-2400. ST i -'l-, - iVftifc A - .,.x " - ,"'5rrr US! I I ; s -m -jut -i ; Model of Hoyt-Potter House shows how It may have looked in 1890. its headquarters in March. Society officials yesterday went public with news of a capital campaign that began more than a year ago. The campaign committee already has raised $1,212,000, or nearly 61 percent, of the $2 million goal, said chairman Arthur M. Holtzman. In addition to paying for renovations at the Hoyt-Potter House, the campaign aims to provide about $1 million for educational programs conducted by the society. Jon L. Schumacher, one of five honorary chairmen for the drive, said exhibit space in the renovated house will help visitors, especially schoolchildren, learn about preservation activities. "Get 'em when they're young, that's what I believe," he said. "I think our educational programs are vitally important." Society Board of Trustees President Frank Crego explained why field near her home, hiding it under brush, she then called police and said the child was missing. In the following days, Lane said, she was afraid of searchers fin dine her daughter but disliked the idea of Aliza s body being out in the cold. "I wanted her to be found but I didn't want to be accused of her death," Lane said. Lane led investigators to the body several days later. Under questioning from defense lawyer Wesley McDermott about "why she simply didn't tell the truth about her daughter's death, Lane said she didn't think those around her would believe her. "I've been blamed for things before with my family, friends and what not, so I just thought they'd think I was irresponsible," she said. Earlier yesterday, the 23rd and final prosecution witness, Tompkins County Corrections Officer Linda Edwards, testified to overhearing Lane describe her daughter's death to her boyfriend. "Why couldn't she just lay down and go to sleep that night?" Edwards quoted Lane as saying. "But no, she had to fool around like she always does." than 40 years ago that the company had polluted Love Canal and a corporate lawyer warned of liability risks involving children swimming there, company memos showed. The memos were presented Monday as part of New Yoik State's federal court case against Occidental Chemical Co., which bought Hooker in 1968. State attorneys hope to prove the company recognized the dangers it was creating in Niagara Falls but did little or nothing to correct them. The state is seeking as much as $610 million in damage and cleanup costs in the non-jury trial, which began its second week yesterday. The Love Canal neighborhood had to be evacuated in the late 1970s due to leaking toxic chemicals dumped years earlier. Hell's Angels charged in July 4th explosion NEW YORK Two members of the Hell's Angels motorcycle club have been indicted on murder and assault charges for a Fourth of July explosion of illegal fireworks that killed a 14-year-old boy and injured three men. John Tannuzzo, 31, and Anthony Morabito, 42, showed depraved indifference to human life by exploding powerful M-80 firecrackers in an open metal trash can on a street, the indictment handed up Monday said. They face up to 25 years to life in prison if convicted. The motorcycle club as a corporation also was indicted on the charges. It could be fined $75,000 if convicted on all counts. Company held liable for deaths after party SYRACUSE A construction firm has been held responsible for a 1984 alcohol-related traffic death that occurred after a company pig roast, an attorney representing the victims said yesterday. A state Supreme Court jury found Bhandari Constructors and Consultants Inc. of Syracuse had provided alcohol to the 18-year-old who was driving drunk when the fatal crash occurred. Timothy Drake of Orwell and a passenger, Jamie Yerdon. 21, of Richland, were killed in the crash on Interstate 81 near Mannsville. Comp4d from reports by The taoomd OCTOBER 31, 1990 - .y,,,v - v.,,. .... ft. ' Utorary Democrat and Chronicle the children from nearby Nathaniel Rochester School were invited to yesterday's press conference. "This is their neighborhood, too," he said. "These children are what the Landmark Society is all about They are our future." After the speeches ended, the children roamed through first-floor rooms in various states of restoration, then followed Education Coordinator Cindy Boyer down some new stairs into the vast basement Boyer led the group from a large room intended for meetings through the future library and into the old basement kitchen. She pointed out the tall, arched opening of the original fireplace, explaining that it will be covered over for safety reasons. "Look now, because when you come back next year you won't see this. It'll be hidden. But you will know what this place looked like before we got it ail done," she said. ONE "I love the comprehensive statement I get with my Norstar One account. It's easy to understand and it shows all my banking activity in itemized detail and in summary form for my savings, money market and checking accounts, CDs, credit cards and Norstar line of credit. NorstarOne problems either I just call my personal banker. "Needless to say, I don't mind Norstar One's preferred rates on CDs, home equity lines of credit and money market accounts either. And you won't see me complaining about unlimited checkwriting privileges, no-fee traveler's checks and a no-fee credit card. 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