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Tuesday, April 5, 1983
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DFMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE. ROCHFSTfR. NY. TUESDAY. APRIL 5. 1983 3A Foster to collect $689,000 legal fee FROM PAGE 1A spine was injured, but it was conjectured that as he was being delivered feet first, doctors may have pulled and twistpd Ux hard, something the doctors involved denied doing. Mason's parents, James and Carol Kanous, claimed in their lawsuit that X-rays taken before birth should have indicated the need for a Caesarean section. The couple sued three Wisconsin doctors, the Racine Medical Clinic, St Luke's Hospital and the Wisconsin Patients Compensation Fund. Foster said he met the Kanous couple through a "local connection" in Racine and agreed to take the case. "It was a long, tough case," he said. Racine Circuit Judge Dennis Flynn signed an order March 29 approving the award, Foster confirmed. Downtown may get FROM PAGE 1A also says it's interested, but has to have more cost information. Cogeneration has been negotiating with RG&E to buy waste heat, a byproduct of RG&E's electrical generation at the Beebee Station downtown on Mill Street That would be Cogeneration's sole source of heat for the project. Cogeneration would have to modify part of RG&E's Beebee station to transfer the waste heat into Cogeneration's hot-water system. The company has applied to the Monroe County Industrial Development Agency for between $18 million and $20 million in bond financing. Cogeneration Development also applied for an Urban Development Action Grant loan through the city. RG&E early this year told its 197 steam-heating customers that future costs of steam production would escalate so rapidly it would be in their best interests to drop off from the steam system. Since then, the City of Rochester has been seeking other ways to heat its buildings and those of private RG&E customers, says Richard Kerbel, assistant to the city manager for science and technology. Cogeneration "are private entrepreneurs who are making what appears to be an attractive proposal," Kerbel says. Besides solving the immediate problem of where to get energy if the RG&E steam system is discon NATION Snow smothers Western cities Cities across the West were virtually shut down yesterday as a buzzard, flinging chest-deep snow with 100-mph winds, closed highways, knocked out power and stranded travelers in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, northeastern New Mexico, western Nebraska, Kansas and the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles. In El Paso, Texas, two Navy F-4 Phantom jets ran off a runway last night in a surprise snowstorm, forcing the two-man crew of one of the planes to eject, authorities said. There were no serious injuries. One of the two planes, flying together from Bermuda to San Diego, with a stopover in El Paso, crashed, with wreckage coming within 1,000 feet of a row of homes. In Denver, the snowstorm slowed efforts by federal and state health officials to determine if a nitric acid spill that seeped into the soil Sunday threatens groundwater. The spill created an acrid cloud of fumes that forced nearly 5,000 people to flee their homes. Union Pacific Railroad officials in Utah said winds toppled 12 fiat cars of a 36-car train hauling truck trailers. At least five deaths were called storm-related since the storm hit Sunday. AP, UPI King's death marked ATLANTA The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Southern Christian Leadership Conference yesterday called for a mass "coalition of conscience" in Washington Aug. 27 to challenge administration policies. Attendance was about 250 at rallies in Memphis, Tenn., Atlanta, Anderson, Ind., and Little Rock, Ark., marking the 15th anniversary Democrat anft (Chronicle Volume 151, Number 82 The Democrat and Chronicle (USPS 153-100) is published Monday through Saturday. 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To discuss a computer genersted subscription bill: Call 232-7100, and ask tor Subscription Billing Department, between 8:30 AM and 4 PM Monday through Friday. He said doctors in Wisconsin pay for the first $200,000 in malpractice insurance, but awards over that amount are paid from the patient compensation fund, into which all doctors contribute. Mason's parents received $200,000 and will manage the $1.8 million that their son, who lives at home with them, will receive over the next 15 years. The payments are staggered for tax purposes, Foster said. Foster, as a member of Citizens Against Metro Police, is a foe of the proposed countywide police consolidation, and he vowed he'd make a contribution to CAMP from the award. "I won't forget CAMP," he laughed. "You can say IH give CAMP twice as much as Alex Hargrove gives ABLE." Foster has been critical of Lincoln First Banks Inc. Chairman Alexander D. Hargrave, a major supporter of the police plan, and of the Association for Better Law Enforcement, a group backing the proposal. new heat system tinued, the hot-water system "could make downtown an attractive place to locate." Customers would sign long-term contracts with Cogeneration and the system wouldn't be a regulated utility that would go to the state Public Service Commission for rate increases, Kerbel says. Some former RG&E steam customers have installed their own boiler systems to heat and cool buildings. Such systems can be expensive, says Kerbel, who estimates it would cost the city about $1 million to install boilers in municipal buildings downtown that now use RG&E steam. RG&E steam now costs about $16 per 1,000 pounds. Cogeneration estimates that it could supply hot water for about $10 per 1,000 pounds, Kerbel says. Consumption would be metered. Ross said the system could be expanded as needs grow. Cogeneration's major cqstomer in its Trenton project is the State df New Jersey, whose 15 office buildings will be heated by the hot-water system, says Donald Lei-bowitz, energy coordinator for the New Jersey State Department of Treasury. In Trenton, Cogeneration built an electric generating plant and is selling electricity to the local utility, in addition to selling its hot-water energy. Ross said the plant could employ about 20 people once it is in operation. of the civil rights leader's assassination. AP, UPI Oil down the Mississippi ST. LOUIS Cmdr. James Card, head of the Coast Guard unit in St Louis, said yesterday that floating transparent "sheen" from an oil slick was spotted at Commerce, Mo., about 150 miles south of where thousands of gallons of oil spilled when four barges crashed into two bridges over the Mississippi River Saturday night. UPI Catholic schools change WASHINGTON The percentage of minority students in Catholic schools has nearly doubled to 20.4 percent in the last 12 years, while the percentage of non-Catholics has increased four-fold, to 10.6 percent, the National Catholic Educational Association said yesterday. The education group reported a continued slide in enrollment in Catholic schools, which now have 3,026,000 students, or 68,000 fewer than last year. AP Cop's emotional toll STANTON, Calif. - Police Officer Anthony Sperl, 24, who shot and killed 5-year-old Patrick Mason after mistaking the child's toy gun for a real weapon, has been admitted to a hospital, Stanton Police Chief Ronald Johnson said. Friends said Sperl had been depressed. AP Briefly Sen. Dale Bumpers of Arkansas, surprising friends and supporters, has decided not to seek the Democratic presidential nomination, political sources said. 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POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Gannett Rochoeter Nawspapera, 59 Exchange St., Rochester, N Y. 14S14 Challenger does its EROM PAGE U the future," President Reagan messaged shortly after Challenger lifted off, eight one-hundredths of a second after the scheduled 1:30 p.m. EST time. , The $1.2 billion space plane's three main engines, whose cracks and leaks caused a 2' h -month delay from the original launch schedule, performed when it counted. Spewing fire, Challenger lifted quickly off its pad, turned slightly, and arced over the Atlantic Ocean en route to a textbook orbit 176 miles high. A miles-high column of white smoke marked its trail. The two rocket boosters that propelled Challenger fell empty into the Atlantic Ocean at exactly the spot where recovery ships waited. By evening, one of the boosters was being towed back to Cape Canaveral and the other was expected to be ready for towing by midnight. Meanwhile, a telephone hookup was activated early yesterday morning so people around the world could eavesdrop on conversations between astronauts in the space shuttle and ground controllers. By late last night 75,952 callers had dialed the special number. To hear the space talk, callers in the United States may dial 900-410-6272. Earh call costs 50 cents for the first minute and 35 cents for each minute after that, up to a Arrests best curb of domestic abuse FROM PAGE 1A mediation, and ordering a violent spouse to leave for eight hours. The suspects were then followed through police reports for six months to see if the violence was repeated. Only 10 percent of those arrested generated a new official report of domestic violence within six months, compared with 16 percent of those given advice or mediation and 22 percent of those put out of the house. "The arrested suspects manifested significantly less violence than those who were ordered to leave, and less violence than those who were advised but not separated," says a preliminary report by Lawrence W. Sherman, Police Foundation research director. The findings "suggest that police should reverse their current practice of rarely making arrests and frequently separating the parties. . . . "Arresting most suspects of domestic assault may reduce the likelihood of the suspect repeating that violence." The study was hailed by several lending criminologists and sociologists. you'll know Bankers y a iiiiffliiriiy inpii - i H I jf afj8 111! ' Mm mm. : rmMt n At the close of business on March 31, 1983, Bankers Trust Company of Western New York officially became Key Bank. As a member of Key Banks Inc., a statewide banking network with over 190 offices and nearly three billion dollars in assets, we look forward to . continuing to serve all the financial needs of our customers. Our new affiliation will enable us to expand both our human and financial resources, to strengthen our wide range of services, and to continue our many programs which help insure the growth and security of the communities we serve. We want to welcome all our valued customers into the Key Bank family which includes Key Bank N. A., Albany; Member FDlG job, roars into space, lets satellite go maximum of 2 'j hours. It was the sixth shuttle launch; the first for Challenger, a slimmed down, higher-powered version of Columbia. Space agency officials predicted there would be surprises on the first flight. Thry were right The edges of a nylon panel on the outside of the ship's right maneuvering engine apparently worked loose on liftoff. Mission Control l(ked at it through one of Challenger's television cameras and said there appeared to be nothing to worry about. Flight Director Jay Greene left open the possibility that the area will he inspected Thursday afternoon when Musgrave and Peterson venture into the open cargo bay for 3'2 hours. A similar excursion planned for Columbia's fifth flight last November had to he canceled because of space suit problems. A fan broke in one suit and a pressure regulator in the other. The faults have been corrected and Cltallenger is carrying a spare suit just in case. The satellite's solar panels, when unfurled, measure 57 feet from tip to tip. The satellite-rocket combination weighs 37,000 pounds. Two more such 4,6fi8-pound satellites are to be put in space, forming a network to provide orbital tracking and two-way com James Q. Wilson, professor of government at Harvard and vice chairman of the Police Foundation, called it "a very significant study. It is . . . perhaps the first time, that anyone has attempted to assess the deterrent effect of arrest in a truly experimental way." He called the findings "highly significant, although not conclusive" evidence that arrest can deter crime. Peter H. Rossi, University of Massachusetts sociology professor, a past president of the American Sociological Association, called the study "really quite important." Rossi described the findings as "the first piece of evidence I know of that something can reduce the amount of violence" in domestic assault cases. Albert J. Reiss Jr., a professor of sociology at Yale, and president-elect of the American Society of Criminology, called it "a very interesting and significant experimental study" which produced "solid findings" that are unlikely to "go away" after further analysis of the data. Reiss chairs a research advisory committee at the Police Foundation. Whether the findings have general applicability beyond Minneapolis, isn't clear. The study found only 328 cases of domestic violence that fit the research criteria, and the key analysis covered only a subset of 252. After March 31, new name. k III 15 :::"L'!C?Ti'!!i ui, - uar' Key Bank of Central New York, Syracuse; Key Bank of Northern New York N.A., Watertown; Key Bank of Southeastern New York N.A., Chester; Key Bank of Western New York N.A., Wellsville; and Key Bank of Long Island. Sayville. But even though we have a new name and symbol, we want you to know that the same friendly people you've come to know and trust have remained the same. So look for our black and white signs with the bright red key. It's a symbol that means a lot to us, because at Key Bank, the key to everything we do is you. You're the key to every thing wc do. r if i r BANK Involved Innovative Professional munications between Earth and as many as 26 orbiting satellites, including shuttles. Hauled by its robot space tug, the satellite was to spend much of today climbing into position 22,300 miles over the Equator and unfolding its long antennas to prepare for operation. Unlike the communications satellites now in orbit, the new spacecraft will he ahle to listen to radio messages from space shuttles and unmanned satellites, relay them to ground stations and send replies back to the spacecraft. Once the second spacecraft is up (its deployment is scheduled for August), the two-satellite system will he able to handle six times more data than today's ground stations. Each satellite can transmit 37 million characters a second. "That '8 like taking 10 sets of a 14-volume encylopedia and taking all that data and passing it through that system in one second," said Neville Barter of TRW Inc., Re-dondo Beach, Calif., the company that built the spacecraft. The satellites will replace most of the ground tracking stations now used to communicate with space shuttles and unmanned satellites. A third satellite Is scheduled for deployment early next year. Thai warplanes bomb Vietnamese forces FROM PAGE 1A the capital. In Washington, the State Department said it is concerned about "the escalating level of violence" and "is consulting with the Thai government" on possible U.S. military assistance. The Vietnamese opened their offensive Thursday when they captured a border-side base run by the Khmer Rouge, the only communist faction in Sihanouk's three-party coalition. Vietnamese troops sliced into Thailand during the weekend in hot pursuit of Khmer Rouge guerrillas trying to mount counter-attacks. The Vietnamese then dug in at a point aliout one mile inside Thailand. Thai military officers and Western relief workers said two U.S.-made Thai Air Force F-5E jet fighters bombed and strafed the Vietnamese near Phnora Phra, 120 miles east of the Thai capital of Bangkok. By late yesterday, about 150 Vietnamese troops were reported to be still holding the narrow patch of Thai territory. Tnisl I 4

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