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HEALTH HOME ENTEnTAinr.lEnT GPOflYS How to avoid winter colds D4 DECEMBER 17, 1992 CHECK Rt. 287's duplicate numbers confusing By Edward Bove Daily Record Take Exit 40 off Route 287 to Parsippany. Or keep going a few miles north on 287 and take Exit 40 into Boonton. The state is renumbering some exits on the interstate. It isn't doing the job overnight. It isn't doing the job very fast at all. So duplicate numbers are staying up for weeks, causing havoc for out-of-towners and confusion for people trying to give directions. Dick Stone, for instance, was surprised the other day to hear that the movers he was expecting at his Mountain Lakes home were lost somewhere in Cedar Knolls. He had given the South Jersey company very clear directions: Take Route 287 north to Exit 39. They got off at Exit 39. It just wasn't the Exit 39 that Stone had in mind. "I guess there are two number. ! 39s," Stone said. "They got off at Route 10." The state Transportation Department wants Route 287's exit numbers to better correspond with : the highway's mile markers. But workers have yet to change the numbers north, of the interstate's junction with Route 80. Consequently, some of the exit numbers between Route 80 and the northern terminus in Montville duplicate some of the new exit numbers further south. The confusion may last until next spring when the rest of the signs are expected to be changed. Or maybe the state will speed up the changeover. "Obviously, we don't want businesses to be inconvenienced," DOT t spokesman Jeff Lamm said yesterday. "And we don't want visitors to the area to be lost." There are three sets of duplicate ' See EXITA13 Good Morning :b,;.;i:..;v::::,i;::L:;i RAIN Rainy and breezy today, high 45-50. Mixed sun and clouds tomorrow. Bio Index Around Town B6-7 Business C10-12 Classified C13-16.D1-10 Comics B8 Crossword C13 Entertainment C8-9 Home B1-5 Morris County A3-10 Obituaries A10 Opinion A14 Sports C1-7 Television C8 Kids speak out on divorce YOUR EXIT - . " ' f ; :.. ' " - ' t ft' ! t S 1 1 s ? 5' ? ! - - - - - A sign on Route 287 in Hanover Township refers to the interchange with Route 10 as Exit 39. It used to be called Exit 35. JASON TOWLEN Daily-Record A few miles north, the Intervale Road interchange in Parsippany is also Exit 39. The state plans to change this number. The confusion may last until next spring when the rest of the signs are expected to be changed. Or maybe the state will speed up the changeover. 'Obviously, we don't want businesses to be inconvenienced.; . . And we don't want visitors to the area to be lost.' Jeff Lamm, spokesman, state DOT COMING TOMORROW Movie magic Film critic Roger Ebert reviews "The Crying. Game" about a British soldier kidnapped by the IRA, and "Leap of Faith" starring Steve Martin in the story of a preacher who has conned so many people he hardly knows when he's conning himself. Ebert rates one of these to be among the best this year. Find out which in TGIF tomorrow. Still winners? Jefferson High School's girls basketball team reached the Tournament of Champions last season. With three starters returning, can the Falcons make another run at a state title? For previews of area teams, see tomorrow's Sports. 04 MORRIS COUNTY'S NEWSPAPER What exit was that? Some Route 287 exit numbers have been changed, but others havent, leading to confusing duplications. Below are the signs as they appear today. Most north of Route 80 are yet to be changed. These signs j I have to be changed y J NVAV" f Exit 41 A-B " JSSA Rt- 80 & Rt. 46 f Exlt40A-B f Exit 40 Parsippany Road Parsippany Road Lake Shore Drive V (Old Exit 36) Is OldExit36A-B2 3 , 1 f Exit 39 A f ,Exlt39A-B J RoutelO Route 10 n) A (Old Exit 35)7 Old Exit 35A-B) y - IJU I SIGN SAYS: I 1 yj V J J Cedar 1010118 s" TPi Use Exit 35 . I Should say: I SIGN SAYS: I UsExlt39 I Hospital I vTYrx" Use Exit 31 X Xs. ACC Should say: No exit number I Use Exit 35 Rt. 24, Springfield J I f Exlt36A-B Morris Ave. (QldExit32)j 11 Exit 35 Rt. 124 (Old Rt. 24) V(01dExit3iy Keno lotto Lawmakers weigh By Thomas Martello Associated Press TRENTON Lawmakers have introduced bills that would restore nearly $150 million cut by Republicans from this year's state budget, and lottery officials are considering a keno game for bars and restau i J A' 1 Movie lets you decide the plot Exit 47 Montville, Lincoln Park Route 202 . (Old Exit 42) PANKAJ PAUL Daily Record I It? "s. I m I I ex" . Rt.124 f (Old Rt. 124) could help boost state budget other money-raising options rants to boost next year's spending plan. The state Lottery Commission today may discuss introducing keno gambling machines in New Jersey. The new lottery game, which might ultimately wind up in restaurants and taverns, could net the state up to $100 million a year, officials said. Sightless artist wants to be self-reliant By Shirley Eastman Daily Record Charles (Case F38) possesses a unique talent. Though blind, the young man is a professional artist. For a while, his paintings sold well and Charles was able to earn enough to support himself. But in the last year his patrons have been few and far between, and the 34-year-old is back on public assistance. Charles jokes about being a starving artist living in a garret, CO VOL 6 NO. 23 Pruore aide demies role p framid. Puts blame on health fund officers By LlVOSBY Daily Record TRENTON - Donald Mueller, Parsippany Mayor Frank. B. Pri-ore's longtime aide, pleaded innocent yesterday to federal charges that he helped embezzle $5,100 from the township's health insurance fund. Like Priore, who faces the same charges, Mueller blamed officials of the company that administered the township's health fund. Priore has said the fund administrators fabricated a chain of events to get back at him for not helping them set up a money-making scheme. Priore is to be arraigned Monday, along with Robert Armento, a dentist and part owner of Omega Network Systems of Parsippany, the defunct firm that ran the township's self-insurance fund. In an 11-count indictment charging embezzlement and fraud, the U.S. Attorney's Office alleged on Dec. 3 that Mueller helped Priore steal the money to pay dental bills for Priore, his daughter, his girlfriend and Mueller. Over the course of several years, Mueller submitted dental claims for work that was never done, according to the indictment, and then handed , over the cash when insurance reimbursements were paid by Omega. Chris Franzblau, Mueller's attorney, said U.S. Attorney Michael Chertoff 's case is based on "the testimony of convicted felons" from Omega. Two Omega officials pleaded guilty earlier this year to bribing a Teamsters official and stealing Sharon Southard, spokeswoman for the state lottery, would only confirm yesterday that the new game is on the commission's agen-da today. "We're always looking for new ways to raise revenue," Southard said. In the midst of the budget but there is no heart in his humor. He hates being dependent and says he will work for anyone who will hire him. Christmas will be bleak ' for Charles this year. Besides being unemployed, he is facing winter with no warm clothes and tattered blankets. He would love to have a heating pad and a humidifier in his small apartment. Operation Holiday can't give Charles back his sight or his livelihood, but we can make sure that he gets some warm sweaters, blankets Boys basketball teams to beat C2-3 25 CENTS CHRIS PEDOTA Daily Record Donald Mueller leaves the Federal Courthouse In Trenton after arraignment on embez- zlement charges yesterday.. ' insurance funds from Woodbridge Township. ; The day of the indictment, Priore also blamed Omega officials, calling them "liars ... cheaters ... robbers . . . and defrauders." "These charges were brought because of a misunderstanding and hot seeing all of the evidence," Franzblau said. "There is a lot of evidence that will establish without a doubt (Mueller's) innocence. We feel confident and want to get our See AIDE A15 maneuverings, New Jersey's credit rating was downgraded yesterday by a Wall Street bond house that criticized a planned refinancing of state debt and this year's Republican-sponsored sales tax reduction.'; Two major ratings houses that had previously downgraded the credit rating kept it at the current level yesterday, saying they found See KENO A15 and a heating pad. Like Charles, Marianne (Case B30) has no job this Christmas. A lOth-grade dropout, she was forced to leave her apartment because she couldn't pay the rent after her job in a small factory was eliminated., A single mother who has never married, Marianne is the only parent her four chldren have ever known. - The five of them have moved into a welfare motel to wait for admis- See HOLIDAY A1 3 . ... - - - ' -

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