Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York on January 3, 1992 · Page 1
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Rochester, New York
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Friday, January 3, 1992
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s : J I i ttmtkmB&mmm 1 ncn v ii lumv IhUOILI OLUUUI HIGH 40 TO 45 DETAILS ON 9A HI OTHER STOniES James Steele new head of Livingston County Board of Supervisors IB D African-American heroes are fighting their way into the comics 1C D Syracuse wins Big East opener over Boston College, 100-90 ID Local leaders back Bush trip, dispute trade limits By Phil Ebersole and Janet Lively Democrat and Chronicle President Bush heads for Japan to urge cutting the $40 billion U.S. trade deficit with strong moral support from Rochester. "This trip should have taken place 10 years ago, and every year after until something was done," said Tony Bernardo, political action chairman of United Auto Workers Local 1097. But leaders don't agree on whether the United States should erect more trade barriers of its own if Japan doesn't open up. U.S. Rep. John J. LaFalce, D-Tonawanda, urges limits on the Japanese share of the U.S. auto market But Charles Plosser, an economics professor at the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Admin- TIMDE Of onus tun 7A President Bush demands 'fair play' and access to Japanese markets Xerox has shunned barriers, protectionism m Kay fl. Wbitmore of Eastman Kodak Co., will accompany President Bush on his Yokohama visit istration at the University of Rochester, said trade restrictions only hurt consumers. Export-oriented Rochester is in a stronger position than many U.S. communities on the playing field of international trade a playing field that Bush says is tilted in Japan's favor. Rochester area manufacturers export billions of dollars worth of goods each year. Japan is the second-largest importer, after Canada, of Rochester-made products, according to the International Trade Council of the Greater Rochester Metro Chamber of Commerce. Last year's exports from the nine-county Rochester region reached an estimated $11 billion, the chamber said. Eastman Kodak Co. said it alone contributed $2.7 billion to the U.S. balance of payments in 1990 mostly out of Rochester, its main manufacturing and employment center. But the U.S. trade deficit in automobiles is a big issue for the more than 8,000 Rochester employees of the AC TURN TO PAGE 7A 35 CENTS NEWSSTAND ROCHESTER, N.Y. REGION EAST HEWS DMEFS Trio abandons try to punish Libya The Washington Post WASHINGTON - The United States, Britain and France have decided not to seek U.N. economic sanctions or other punitive action against Libya for its alleged role in the midair bombings of American and French jetliners that killed 441 people. Instead, diplomatic sources said yesterday, the three governments plan to ask the U.N. Security Council simply to call on Libya to respond to charges its agents planted the bombs that destroyed Pan American World Airways Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in December 1988, and a French UTA airliner over Niger in 1989. The three governments have announced criminal charges against Libyan intelligence officers who they claim were responsible for the bombings, and in November, they issued sternly worded, formal demands for Libya to surrender the alleged culprits, Abdel Basset Ali Me-grahi, 39, and Lamen Khalifa Fhimah, 35. Government forces new process on two jetliners The Associated Press WASHINGTON The operators of two widely used jetliners the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 and the DC-9-10 were ordered by the government yesterday to adopt new procedures to detect dangerous icing. The Federal Aviation Administration's action comes after a series of accidents and near-accidents over several years in which ice on the wings of the aircraft was determined to be the cause. "We're seeing icing accidents which go to that kind of aircraft," said Robert Buckhom, an FAA spokesman. "Every time you see a trend, you look for a cure, and we've had several icing accidents." Dough needed for bread rises on our side of Atlantic . The Associated Press ST. LOUIS You don't have to go to a former Soviet republic to hear grumbling about the rising price of bread. Just head to the supermarket. The biggest bakers in the United States have increased their prices because of sharply higher costs for wheat, the main ingredient of just about every kind of bread. Prices are going up 5 to 10 cents a loaf, industry estimates show. In what might seem like an ironic twist, the higher U.S. wheat costs partly result from American plans to boost exports to the former Soviet countries. Mother Teresa suffers new angina episode, say doctors The Associated Press LA JOLLA, Calif. Mother Teresa suffered a new episode of chest pain apparently caused by a spasm in a small blood vessel, her doctors said yesterday. She later suffered angina, or chest pain brought on by an inadequate blood supply to the heart The 81-year-old Roman Catholic nun, who won the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize for her work with homeless beggars, orphans, lepers and other forgotten people, remained in serious condition at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation. IfiSIDE BRIDGE 7B 7B HOROSCOPES BUSINESS 10D SB MOVIES CLASSIFIED 4C 2A N.Y. LOTTERY COLUMNISTS 3C 1C PEOPLE COMICS 7B 1D SPORTS CROSSWORD 7B 3B SUBURBS DEATHS 2B 2C TELEVISION EDITORIALS 10A 8B UPBEAT 63 .flT-V 1 1 Ha yOyJV 13 y " lieu in pai i w i i Bvyuicu sijf paper fibers and is recyclable. In Wayne County, call 4o-ooou tor inior-mation. Yates (315) 536-5103. Ontario (716) 396-4482. Seneca (315) 539- 6655, ext. 2118. Livingston (716) 344-4035, ici Copyright, 1992 Gannett Rochester Newspapers Four news sections 160th year "18622 00041 RE n JuUlHMJu " !J1 HN if t , a . -- . m . - f' - , ft in, 1 -JM 3 . t Ml, .-r-v. ;7k , f.V - , m -g? bV : :;'k , . lL i , W- Ff: .; ; ' A lllll I r II .M I I II llil II --. .. f- - -l , V A MBM MMM AmwtU Lin Democrat and Chronicle Firefighters and rescue workers load a second body into a hearse yesterday in On- ies were suspected to be those of Kristen M. Caruana, 21, who rented an apart-tario Center, Wayne County, after an explosion earlier leveled two stores. The bod- ment above one store, and her friend Richard W. Buholtz, 24, state police said. Retail business Auto repair ' i k 1- ZJ ' - Apartmerfe i I Where the bodies I i I were found. I - r V . n if . ,4 - . It 1 ' i I vr.?vj,v.'r.5v.''.v,.'.'.'. . , Ontario Center Hotel Ten nearby buildings were also damaaed I , X'-H , Auto repair Ontario center -f i Post Office Two people died when an explosion and fire, the cause of which has not been determined, destroyed Center Video Store and gutted Stevens Hardware early yesterday morning. Link unknown; crews sift debris in Ontario Center Joan Boaaert Democrat and Chronicle By Bennett J. Loudon Democrat and Chronicle ONTARIO CENTER Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. officials yesterday confirmed there was a natural gas leak under a main street in this Wayne County hamlet, but it's unknown whether the leak played a part in the fire and explosion that apparently killed two people. The blast, which occurred about 12:30 a.m. yesterday at Ontario Center and Ridge roads, leveled Center Video Store, 1534 Ridge Road, and Stevens Pro Hardware, 1530 Ridge Road. Shortly after noon, the remains of two bodies were removed from the rubble of the video store. Positive identification is not expected until today, after dental records can be checked, said Maj. John J. McQueeney, state police Troop E commander. One body may be that of Kristen M. Caruana, 21, who rented the apartment, McQueeney said. The other may be Richard W. Buholtz, 24, a friend who stayed with Caruana, he said. The remains were found four feet apart, close to the front of the building in the basement. "Their parents expect that it's their kin," McQueeney said. Loretta Stevens, the mother of Mark Stevens, who owns both buildings, lived in the apartment above the hardware store, but was out of town. Mark Stevens could not be reached yesterday. Part of the intersection was dug up and pieces of pipe "and other equipment" were removed by RG&E workers yesterday and sent to Lucius Pitkin, a New York City engineering firm that specializes in metallurgy, said RG&E spokesman Richard C. Peck. "They will be examined to show their integrity," Peck said. Wayne County Fire Coordinator Richard Bond said two sections of drain pipe and two pieces of gas pipe were sent. "There was a leak there. We don't know if it was the cause or the consequence," Peck said. A second leak was found in a service line going into the video store, but that occurred as a result of the fire or explosion, Peck said. It took firefighters from a half-dozen area depart- TURN TO PAGE 8A Fire investigators sift through wreckage iside By Bennett J. Loudon Democrat and Chronicle ONTARIO CENTER The first thing fire investigators did when they arrived at the scene of the explosion and fire in this Wayne County hamlet yesterday was try to get an overall impression of the scene. That's a standard procedure in fire investigation and it was done by taking photographs from a helicopter. It's necessary "to get the overall picture," said Wayne County Fire Coordinator Richard Bond. "We go over the entire scene to get the big picture." Initially, fire investigators look for burn patterns, how the structure is damaged and where debris comes to rest. That often helps determine where the most intense heat occurred and what burned first. Investigators then survey individual rooms inside the building, if possible. Through interviews, investigators often can determine what the rooms looked like before the fire and then examine the debris to see how the fire progressed. "And then you just start trying to detect where the fire started. That's the nature of the investigation origin and cause," Bond said. In a typical fire, investigators look for items that seem to have burned abnormally and test them for traces of accelerants, which may point to the place where the fire started or indicate if it was a case of arson. But determining what to test often is based on intuition and years of experience. Sometimes investigators find revealing evidence by digging through debris. Bond said several pieces of pipe were taken from the Ontario Center fire scene to be inspected by engineers. Two pieces were drain pipes and two others were gas pipes, he said. With this fire, Bond said, "we all know there was an explosion what caused the explosion nobody knows for sure." El Reaction around Ontario Center 8A El What to do if you smell gas 8A Other explosions in Wayne and Monroe counties 8A Full page of color photos 12A -1 Mftll,1-.f yg '

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