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A2 Thursday, April 8, 1993, The Sentinel, Carlisle, Pa. Jaoetta blasts audit 'i Iv it i i HARRIS BURG (AP) A report by the state Auditor General's Office on problems in a minority business program is "a smear," state General Services Secretary David Jannetta says. That's as close to baloney and some other words mat I could think of," Jannetta said of the audit, which was released Wednesday. Auditor General Barbara Hafer said the audit showed that the state Office of Minority and Women Business Enterprise did not confirm the qualifications of companies receiving $39 million in state business from October 1987 to July J991. The audit also showed that four companies certified by the state as minority or female owned could be frauds, she said. The companies received $12 million in business, according to Hafer, who said she has asked the state attorney general and inspector general to investigate. "Although I believe wholeheartedly in the goal of this office, our performance audit has unfortunately shown that the office has fallen short," Hafer told reporters. Jannetta disputed the findings and called the audit "a grandstand of the worst sort" "She's trying to smear a very good program," he said. He acknowledged, however, that the agency's method for certifying companies was not fully running until September 1991. Before then, the department relied on certification done by cities or other agencies raw mm and confirmed the certifications, he said. "In those early years, we had to take some chances," Jannetta said. The office, established in 1987, encourages state contractors to give work to minority subcontractors. The office sets targets for percentages of minority or female participation, depending on the location or the job. Minority or female participation in the deal is considered when awarding contracts, but targets are flexible. General Services spokeswoman Rose Wuenschel said minority- and female-owned companies have received $225 million since the program began. The total represented 13 percent of the state contract money awarded by the department Mother still had cur mm f. FA a SfT I hope Liver transplant patients Tracy DeVore, 14, left, and Rhea Jackson, 2, being held by her mother, Winsome, leave St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia Wednesday. Both girls received a part of one donated Recipients of liver go home to police. The ride was mounted on the back of a flatbed trailer. The other amusement rides shut down, and organizers canceled the carnival, held at the city-owned Cruz Recreation Center as a fundraiser for the Ludlow Community Center. AP correction KJXTANNING In a story Tuesday about the powers of sheriffs deputies, The Associated Press reported erroneously that state Superior Court had agreed with an Armstrong County court that deputies lack the power to stop vehicles and to make warrantless arrests. In its ruling, which upheld the lower court, the Superior Court did not address the issue of warrantless arrests. -Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) Two girls who received parts of the same liver in an unusual transplant operation have been sent home after less than a month's recovery. Tracy DeVore, 14, of East Stroudsburg and Rhea Jackson, 2, of East Orange, N.J., were released Wednesday from the St. Christo trypsin deficiency, which destroys the liver. Rhea had biliary atresia, a condition that prevents bile from draining out of the liver. During the 16-hour operation, Tracy received about two-thirds of the liver while Rhea was given the other third. pher's Hospital for Children. The hospital said they were doing well. Both patients were critically ill before the March 13-14 transplants that involved nine doctors, eight nurses and three operating rooms. Tracy was at the top of the waiting list for a transplant because of a metabolic disorder, alpha-1 -anti Larsen claims investigators biased PHILADELPHIA (AP) The mother of a teen-ager whose skeletal remains were found last weekend said that despite her loss, she will continue to help parents whose children have been reported missing. Jacqui Simmons, whose 15-year-old son disappeared on the first day of school in 1988, said she never gave up hope during five years of waiting that he would be found alive. Only Monday, when a police officer contacted Simmons about keys found near some bones in a park, did she begin to think otherwise. That was the first time I actually told myself there was a possibility that he might be dead, because I felt all along he would be alive, I would find him and he would be fine," she said. The keys fit her parents' door and then, she said, "I knew." Police confirmed Tuesday through dental records that John Benjamin Simmons was dead. He had been shot once in the head and left dead or dying on a hill in the city's Fair-mount Park. The remains were found Sunday by children playing in the park. Police listed John as a missing person a year after he disappeared. His file was an inch and a half thick by the time his remains were found. But 4,000 to 5,000 children are reported missing in Philadelphia each year. All but about 20 are located by the end of the year, said Lt. Dennis Cullen of the police Missing Persons Liaison Unit. Lottery Plane crash injures two BUCKINGHAM Two people were critically injured when their single-engine airplane crashed in a field near the Doylestown Airport. Pilot Dick Farley appeared to be attempting to land the Cessna 140 when he crashed Wednesday evening, said Bob Campbell, president of the Doylestown Pilots' Association. The plane touched down momentarily, then flew about 1,000 feet beyond the runway before crashing, trapping the two men inside, said Campbell, who was standing near the terminal building when the plane crashed. Rescue workers freed Farley and passenger Clifford Ruth by cutting through the steel with powered shears. Ruth, who was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, broke both legs, lost an eye and suffered respiratory arrest, Campbell said. Farley was combative and resisted rescue efforts, leading paramedics to believe he had suffered a head injury, said John Hill, a spokesman for the rescue effort. Farley was taken to Lehigh Valley Medical Center. Several hurt on carnival ride PHILADELPHIA More than a dozen youngsters were injured when a carnival ride flipped over while at a Norm Philadelphia recreation center, police said. Eighteen children were taken to trnearby hospitals, mostly for minor neck and back injuries. None of the tj'injuries were reported severe. The "Hustler," a ride that swings Jpeople around in rotating cars at the r.Tid of rotating arms, was fully Joaded when a section containing two cars fell off shortly after 8 p.m. police said. Some of the victims were thrown and some stayed in the cars, which fell about 10 feet, according Wednesday's Daily Number was 612. "seem to have converted this matter into an investigation of Justice Larsen" and the media are "part and parcel of the investigative team." Preate ordered the probe after Larsen in November accused justices Stephen Zappala and Ralph Cappy of illegal wiretapping, one month after the two voted to reprimand Larsen for judicial misconduct. Larsen also charged that Zappala took kickbacks and tried to run him over with a car. One of the letters by Larsen criticized an investigator who said the justice's charges created a cloud over the court. "This raises serious concerns about objectivity," Larsen wrote. Between accusations, the letters rebuff the investigators' requests to meet. Investigators said the letters show why they subpoenaed Larsen on March 1 1 and ordered him to appear April 19 before the grand jury. Larsen's new attorney, William Costopoulos, has seized on the subpoena as proof that prosecutors are attempting to malign Larsen. Judge G. Thomas Gates, who is supervising a grand jury probe, on Monday ordered the letters by Larsen and Grippo placed in the public file on the grand jury proceedings, Grippo said in a letter that investigators appeared to be acting in tandem with attorneys for Zappala and Cappy to cast Larsen as "a bad guy." 612 HARRISBURG (AP) State Supreme Court Justice Rolf Larsen has complained of biases against him by the officials investigating his charges that fellow justices participated in criminal misconduct. In letters to the investigators made public by a judge Monday, the justice and his former attorney complained the investigators seem to be targeting Larsen. Larsen also charged investigators hired by state Attorney General Emie Preate Jr. were working with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Philadelphia Inquirer to make him look bad. Preate hired Edward S.G. Dennis a former top official at the U.S. Justice Department, and James Tier-ney, a former Maine attorney general, to direct the investigation. Louis J. Grippo, Larsen's former attorney, wrote that the investigators Big 4: 9711 The winning numbers drawn Wednesday in the "Pennsylvania Super 7" game were 17, 20, 21 24, 30, 33, 35, 37, 63 and 69. Next Wednesday's "Pennsylvania Super 7" jackpot will be worth at least $3.5 million because no players matched seven of the 10 winning numbers drawn this Wednesday night, a lottery official said. Lottery director Charles W. Kline said seven players matched six numbers and won 348 players matched five numbers and won $201; and 6,279 players matched four numbers and won $15. Friday's Wild Card Lotto jackpot will be worth at least $2.5 million. Plan Now to Attend Kings Gap Easter Sunrise Service 6:30 a.m., April 11, 1993 Carlisle 260 York Road at 1-81 Carlisle, Pa. 243-5221 Farmers I1! f.fl' Plenty of FREE Parking Hours: Friday 7-5 New Saturday Hours 7 a.m. -1 p.m. Market Inc. Then Enjoy A BIG EASTER BREAKEAST 7:00 a.m. Featuring Ham Eggs Sausage Pancakes Homefries Toast Orange Juice Coffee Happy Easter, Happy Passover! For Your Holiday Feasts: Fresh Meats, Produce, Pastries and Seafood Local Apples, Turnips, Honey and Applebutter Homemade Candies Flowers and Plants yt, If Ml -4 wki clcKnTr a ana more 3 Ik ALL YOU CAN EAT $5.00 Penn Township Volunteer Fire Co. Huntsdale wimTlAssifiEd Savinqs 7 DAY CLASSISSM 243-26 1 or 697-461V iW ig assified Granular Lawn Maintenance Programs Tailored to Fit Your Needs. Slit-Seeding Aeration Tree and Shrubbery Program 243-6003 CAMP HILL 737-3391 LEWISBERRY 938-6801 Outside of Harrisburg Call: 1-800-606-LAWN mm

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