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A2 The Daily News Leader, Wednesday, October 8, 1997 Police reports Condition update CHARLOTTESVILLE A Staunton man remained in critical condition at University of Virginia Medical Center on Tuesday after he was injured in a Saturday crash at the intersection of Va. 728 and Va. 742. Bryan D. Branstetter, 20, a pas senger in a 1989 Buick driven by a 17-year-old Staunton girl, was injured when the car crashed through a fence. Fence boards struck him in the face during the crash. Police said the girl was driving east on Va. 742 when she reached to get sunglasses, causing the car to drift off the right shoulder of the road and down an embankment, where the car crashed through the fence. Damage to the car was estimated at $2,500, and the girl was charged with reckless driving. Hit-and run WAYNESBORO A hit-and-run wreck involving a vehicle parked at Willow Oak Plaza was reported to police on Monday. Police said 1985 Honda owned by Jay M. Douglas of Crozet was damaged an estimated $2,000 about 1:45 p.m. Rifle missing WAYNESBORO Police are reporting the apparent theft of a Remington Model 700 from an apartment at the 200 block of North Commerce Avenue on Monday. The rifle, valued at $529, had a scope and was taken between Sept. 24-Oct.5. Getting it right Michelle K. Pierce won first place Best in Show at Virginia Fall Foliage in Waynesboro for her stitching crafts. The title of her award was listed incorrectly in Monday's paper. Mint Spring United Methodist Church will hold its Lord's Acre Day Sale on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Mint Spring Ruritan Building. , The time was incorrect in Tuesday's paper. The Daily News Leader Serving Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County. Winner of more than 90 Virginia Press Association awards since 1993. 10 Hdi flHliSSIS- The Daily News Leader (ISSN 0747-2501), a Gannett newspaper, is published mornings, Monday through Saturday, by The Leader Publishing Co.. 11 N. Central Ave., Staunton, VA 24401. Periodic postage paid at Staunton, VA. POSTMASTER: Send changes of address to The Daily News Leader, P.O. Box 59, Staunton, VA 24402. Member of The Associated Press Assocation, Newspaper Association of America and Southern Newspapers Publishing Association. DEPARTMENTS MM In Staunton, call 540-885-7281. In Waynesboro, call 540-949-7113. Or call toll- tree 1-800-793-2459. Wesley B. Wampler Publisher Ext. 107 Danny Alien Circulation Director Ext. 141 Rick Gunter Executive Editor Ext. 157 Advertising Director Ext 115 Ken Hilton Operations Manager Production Director Ext. 106 Peg Miller Market Development Director... Ext. 115 Jennifer Pustaver Controller Ext. 110 BBHHBB NEWS aHaMM If you have news, an obituary, questions about a story or think a correction is needed, please contact the newsroom. If you need to place a notice about a wedding, anniversary or engagement, please ask for the lifestyles department. tmmmm circulation Home delivery subscribers should receive their Daily News Leader by 6:30 a.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. If you do not receive your paper, call The Daily News Leader circulation department at 540-885-7348 by 9:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and before 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Subscription Rates (payable in advance) Ufear. 6 Months 3 Months Daily home delivery 100.00 50.00 '26.00 Weekend home delivery 65.00 '32.50 '16.25 Daily mail subscription 130.00 65.00 '32.50 Weekend mail subscription 83.20 Ml. 60 '20.80 Single copy price is '.50 daily and '1.25 Sunday. Mail subscription prices applicable where carrier delivery is unavailable. CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING If you wish to place a classified advertise ment, call 540-885-7387. Classified hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. PHONE AND FAX NUMBERS Reach The Daily News Leader at: 540-885-7281 (in Staunton) 540-949-7113 (in Waynesboro) 800-793-2459 (toll free) FAX: 540-885-1904 19971 ally News Leader QThe Daily New Leader u printed on recycled Netanyahu, Arafat BioBd first summit in nine montiis EREZ CROSSING, Gaza Strip (AP) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat held face-to-face talks early Wednesday for the first time in eight months, a senior Palestinian official said. The summit, arranged late Tuesday by U.S. envoy Dennis Ross, could signal a thaw in the crisis that has brought the peace process to the brink of total breakdown. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the meeting began at the Erez Crossing on the Israel-Gaza border just after 2 a.m. Wednesday (8 p.m. EDT Tuesday). Around that time, reporters, who were kept out of the compound, saw convoys of limousines entering the heavily guarded complex from both the Palestinian and Israeli sides Israel Radio said Ross would participate in part of the meeting and that the rest would be one-on-one. Forester says most woodland fires can be prevented By MARK SHAVER Staff Writer STAUNTON With a marked increase of woodland home developments in Virginia over the past decade, foresters are taking steps to make sure people keep an eye on burning debris during the fall fire season. "Debris burning is the number one cause of forest fires," said local forester Mark Hollberg. "Whoever is responsible for a debris burning fire needs to stay with it. It's remarkable the amount of people who don't." Debris burning activity can easily lead to escaped forest fires, the Department of Forestry said, and burning in woodland communities is a dangerous option for homeowners. In Virginia, 98 percent of forest fires are caused by humans, and the majority of those fires originate from debris burning. Hollberg said the losses can be mitigated by homeowners abiding by a simple law when it comes top burning on their property. "The fires must be at least 150 feet away from dry woods or dry fields leading to woods," Hollberg said. "But why go through the headaches of burning unless it's absolutely necessary?" Hollberg recommends alterna Two VMI cadets caught kissing beneath a desk LEXINGTON (AP) Beneath a desk in a darkened room, two Virginia Military Institute cadets stole a forbidden kiss in the barracks one night. But a guard stumbled upon them, and now the freshmen, a man and a woman, must face their punishment. VMI put the cadets on campus confinement for a month and gave them additional marching duty. The kissing cadets, who were not identified, were caught in the barracks on Sept. 20. They were the first known violators of the school's new anti-fraternization rules developed when the school enrolled women for the first time in August. The rules, among other things, COUNTY Notice of The Augusta County Planning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing at 7:00 PAL, on Tuesday, October 14, 1997 and the Augusta County Board of Supervisors will conduct a Public Hearing at 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, October 22, 1997 in the Augusta County Government Center, Meeting Room, 4801 Lee Highway (Route 1 1), Verona, Virginia, to consider die following: 1. A request to amend the provisions of the Ttavenon Planned Unit Development Regulations pertaining to Area 7. This section of Teaverton contains approximately 20.7 acres owned by EFW, L.L.C. and located on the northeast side of Joy Lane just east of the intersection of Joy Lane and Pambrook Drive in the Wayne District The current regulations allow (his area to be developed as multi-family residential with a density not to exceed 4 units per acre. The applicant is proposing to develop 8.5 acres for single-family residential development and 6.87 acres for townhouse residential. The remaining 5 31 acres will be recreation and open space. The minimum house size will be 1800 square feet and there will be no more than 39 townhouses. The recreation area will include a swimming pool and two tennis courts. The proposed general usage is Single-Family Residential. The general usage stated in the Comprehensive Plan is Medium Density Residential. 2. A request to rezone from General Agriculture to General Business approximately 318.8 acres owned by O. Lamar or Rosalee Armstrong, Glen Ridge, LUC, and Ellen Moffett located on the north side of Jefferson Highway (Route 250) and adjacent to Christian's Creek at Brand's Flat in the Beverley Manor and Wayne Districts. The proposed general usage is Business. The general usage stated in the Comprehensive Plan is Medium Density Residential and Potential Urban Service Area. 3. A request to rezone from General Business to Manufactured Home Park 5.51 acres and to Single- Family Residential approximately .41 acres with proffers owned by J R. Ridenour located on the west side of Lee Highway (Route 1 1) just north of the intersection of Lee Highway (Route 1 1) and Quick's Mill Road (Route 612) in Verona in the Beverley Manor District The applicant has proffered that a playground area will be constructed in the park and a site plan of the park will be prepared and submitted to the Department of Community Development The proposed general usage is Manufactured Home Park District with a proposed maximum density of six units per acre. The general usage stated in the Comprehensive Plan is Business. Data and information regarding the above marten are available for inspection and review in the Community Development Department, Augusta County Government Center, Verona, Virginia, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5.-00 P.M. All interested parties are invited to be present Patrick J. Coffield County Administrator The two leaders last met on Feb. 9, just after Netanyahu withdrew Israeli troops from Hebron and a month before Israel sparked the current stalemate by beginning construction on a new Jewish neighborhood in the disputed part of Jerusalem. Israel TV said Arafat had demanded Netanyahu agree to at least temporarily stop construction of Jewish settlements in disputed areas before the meeting was scheduled, but Netanyahu had refused. The Israeli reports said Netanyahu was interested in holding the summit, perhaps to deflect attention away from the spiraling scandal over the botched Mossad assassination attempt against a Hamas leader in Jordan. Still, the meeting was held under an unusual cloak of secrecy, with reporters not allowed into the compound and officials saying there would be no media event afterward. tives to open burning, such as com posting or piling brush for wildlife. "Landowners should be willing to compost their debris, or haul it to a compost center, and putting out piles of brush can benefit wildlife," he said. Hollberg said landowners often run into problems by burning piles of debris that are too large. "Piles that are too doggone big can smolder for weeks," he said. Hollberg also recommends that landowners keep leaves away from their homes, creating often hazardous conditions. "They should keep leaves from accumulating underneath the home," he said. "And also maintain a firebreak around the house. Green grass is an inflammable barrier." Fall fire season begins in Virginia about Oct. 15, when the falling leaves cover the forest floor, creating fresh fuel for forest fires. "The season doesn't end until a good snowfall packs those leaves down," Hollberg said. Hollberg said the combination of falling leaves and increased traffic in forests due to hunting season can create prime fire conditions. "Hunting season is a concern," he said. "Rifle season fills the woods with people." forbid public displays of affection and relationships within the chain of command. Cadets must also have lights on and door shades up when members of the opposite sex are in a room. "We're going to have these problems," said Col. Mike Bissell, the director of VMI's plan to assimilate women. "We just have to make sure they are minor and not severe." THE MULCHMAN WITH A LANDSCAPING PLAN Treated Mulch Double ground treated Oak Bulk Brick Chips Free Local Delivery L & K Enterprises OF AUGUSTA Public Hearing Dale L. Cobb Director of Community Developmenl Obituaries Jack R. Levien McDOWELL Jack R. Levien, 71, of McDowell, died on Monday (Oct. 6, 1997) at Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville. He was born on March 22, 1926, at Washington, D.C In addition to his widow, Angelika R. Levien, surviving are three sons, John Andrew of Richmond, Raphael L. of Berkeley, Calif., and Alexander B. Levien of Washington, D.C; and a grandchild. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Obaugh Funeral Home by the Rabbi Daniel Alexander. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Piedmont, 1290 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, Va. 22902. ' Jack R. Levien He is survived by a grandson, Alan M. Levien of Berkeley, Calif. PdOb Lawrence W. Smith STAUNTON Lawrence Wayne "Red" Smith, 57, of 104 Ann St., died on Monday (Oct. 6, 1997) at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was born on July 17, 1940, at Churchville, a son of William F. and Betty Ruth Smith. He was an Army veteran. He was employed by the DuPont Company of Waynesboro with 35 years of service. He was a Presbyterian and a member of Staunton Moose Lodge. In addition to his widow, Mary Frances (Floyd) Smith, surviving are a son, Tony Wayne Smith of Staunton; three daughters, Pennie L. Altizer of Millboro, and Laurie A. Adkins and Hope Elaine Smith, both of Staunton; five brothers, Charlie H. of Crimora, Nelson B. of Raphine, David L. of New Hope, Pete of Staunton and Henry Smith of Lexington; a sister, Rebecca Runion of Staunton; and eight grandchildren. A service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Henry Funeral Home by the Rev. Jack B. WilkerS, with burial in Augusta Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Thomas Redifer, Sr., Charles L. Davis Jr., P.W. Shifflett, Wayne J. Lowe, Nolan L. Huffman and R. Donald Bowersox. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of DuPont. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence. Memorials may be made to the Memorial Trust Fund, Staunton-Augusta Rescue Squad, Box 2566, Staunton, Va. 24402. Lawrence W. Smith Mr. Smith is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Robin D. Smith, two sons-in-law, Mark P. Altizer and Richard E. Adkins, and a son-in-law to be, Charles D. Layman. Pd Ob John M. Grimm GROTTOES John Martin Grimm, 75, of Rt. 1, Box 583, died at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 7, 1997) at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Augusta Memorial Park. The family will receive friends High Style... 4 u it ih Is without the . I mm Mign Price! Fine Furniture At Reasonable Prices! Rt 340, Stuarts Draft 337-2331 Mon.-Fri. 9-6; Sat 'til 4 I if t ft I i n H y x-, Nsw,! K.xy from 7-8 p.m. Thursday at the Waynesboro chapel of Etter-Reynolds Funeral Service. Mary C. Brooks FISHERSVILLE Mary Frances C. Brooks, 69, of Rt. 1 Box 401, died Monday night (October 6, 1997) at 9:28 p.m. at her residence. She was bofn December 7, 1927 in Nelson County the daughter of the late Homer L. and Bessie Dodd Campbell. She was a member of the Beech Grove Christian Church, retired from the DuPont Company after forty-one years of service and was a CNA having cared for the elderly in her home. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Caskie Campbell and Thomas Campbell, one sister, Josephine Dodd and one grandson, Robbie Proffitt. Survivors include her husband, Wayne S. Brooks, daughters, Karen Proffitt of Greenville, Lisa Fainter of Staunton and Angela Cash of Waynesboro as well as a sister, Doris L. Cooke. She is also survived by four grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. A service will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Thursday in the Waynesboro Chapel of Etter-Reynolds Funeral Service by Pastor Matthew Mahan. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Christian Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Robert Barker, Clark Campbell, Bo Zirkle, Timmy Quick, Coy Linton and Steve Cash. Honorary pallbearers will be family and friends attending the service. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Waynesboro First Aid Crew, P.O. Box 1427 Waynesboro, Va. 22980. PdOb Florine Smith STAUNTON Florine Smith, 94, of 322 Marr St., died on Sunday (Oct. 5, 1997) at Augusta Medical Center. She was born on Nov. 24, 1902 at Staunton, a daughter of Jack and Fannie (Davis) Goines. She was employed by the H.B. Sproul family for more than 30 years. She was a lifetime member of Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church and served on the Stewardess Board, Senior Choir and Missionary Society, which was named in her honor. , She was a member of the Housekeeper Sunshine Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Carr Smith Sr., on March 2, 1966. Surviving are a son, Frank C. Smith Jr. of Charleston, S.C.; a daughter, Virginia Perry of Staunton; three sisters, Catherine Terrell of Manhattan, N.Y., Myrtle Fountaine and Jane Smith, both of Richmond; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. A service will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church by Dr. Edward Scott assisted by the Ministerial Alliance. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers and honorary pall- PICK 3 VSQd t Day 9-1-8 Night 6-1-2 YV Day .-e--i VIRGINIlLbTTElW f Night 4-0-1-5 COLLECTION OF WASTE SOLVENTS, FUELS, OIL BASED PAINT, OIL, ANTIFREEZE HOUSEHOLD PESTICIDES AND HOUSEHOLD HERBICIDES FOR RESIDENTS OF STAUNTON AND AUGUSTA COUNTY AUGUSTA COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER VERONA, VIRGINIA SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1997 HOURS: 8:30 -NOON SOLVENTS Mineral Spirits Paint Thinner Turpentine Acetone Naphtha Petroleum Spirits Methyl Alcohol USED OIL Motor Hydraulic Oil Transmission Oil Lubrication Oil PAINTS Oil Based Exterior Oil Based Interior Oil Based Primer Deck Stain Tung Oil Polyurethane Oil Based Stains ANTIFREEZE Oil Antifreeze Ethylene Glycol Any household herbicide and pesticide may be brought to the collection center. I Examples are: DDT, Chlordane, 2,4-D, and 2,4,5-T i Used Oil In 55 gallon drums may be brought to the Government Center for disposal. Note: Due to EPA and Virginia regulations, waste may be accepted from households only. Any waste brought to the collection center that Is not listed above or Is from a business will not be accepted. Examples Include: Latex (water solvent) paints, chlorinated solvents (methylene chloride) and unlabeled containers. Waynesboro will host a collection day at Kate Collins Middle School on Saturday, October 11, 1997, 8:30 12:00 Sponsored by the City of Staunton and Augusta County bearers will be friends attending the service. S The body will be placed in the church one hour before the service. Viewing will be Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at her daughter's residence, Virginia Perry, Cedar Green Road in Staunton. J Memorial donations may le made to Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, 936 Sudbury St., Staunton, Va. 24401. - Jones Funeral Home is handling arrangements. - June Henderson Simmons " BRIDGEWATER June Henderson Simmons, 74, died on Tuesday (Oct. 7, 1997) .' at Rockingham Memorial Hospital."' 7 She was born on June 5, 1923 it Gary, Ind., a daughter of Glenn Clark and Osie Belle (Humphrey) Driver. ;" ' She moved here from Colorado two years ago where she was a merrf ber of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Boulder, Colo. She was an organist and active in the church choir. She worked as a secretary at the University of Colorado. o She was preceded in death by he'r first husband, William Jacob Ince in 1969. She married Garland Simmons, who survives, on Feb. 28, 1992. ' Survivors include two sons, Clark S. of Cupertino, Calif and David L. Ince of Fort Worth, Texas; a daughter, Susan E. Ince of Plainfield, N,J.; a brother, Glenn C. Driver Jr. of Bellevue, Wash.; four step-sons, Reginald S. of Charlotte, N.Ci, Randal A., Carlton R. and Mark W. Simmons, all of Mt. Solon; a stepdaughter, Teresa G. Simmons of Mt. Solon; two grandchildren and 10 step-grandchildren. '"fi A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Parnassas United Methodist Church by the Revs. Floetta G. Legg and Harold Shiflet. Burial will be private at a later date. ' 1 The family will receive friends at her home at 107 Holly Hill Drive at Bridgewater. i Memorials may be given to the charity of choice. ' Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. , ' Herbert H. Hicks Sr. GOSHEN Herbert H. Hicks Sr., 78, died on Sunday (Oct. 1997). '2 Craigsville Sensabaugh ' & Zimmerman is handling arrangements. Si ii Marguerite L. Broman There will be a memorial service for Marguerite L. Broman Friday, October 11 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 214 WeSt Beverley Street. She was the widow of Cal Broman, who was for over 40 years organist and choir director of Trinity Episcopal Church, and a Professor of Music at Mary Baldwin Church. 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