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3rd ED. 2nd ED. lst ED' C2 THE HAKTFORD COUtANT: Ttwnday, January 10, 1985 Home for Retarded Stalled After Builder's Off er Rejectei hearing is scheduled. The suit also names Lehman and Pond View Associates, the developer of the Lochview Drive subdivision, Young said. Residents of the street where homes sell for more than $100,000, say they do not have adverse feelings about mentally retarded people but they contend that a home would change the neighborhood's character and reduce the value of their properties.

The association's representatives had told homeowners that studies indicate group homes have no effect on surrounding property values. But Taglieri said he doubts the studies', accuracy, saying they are outdated, and based on a different type of neighborhood. paid 15 to 20 percent of the house's total cost But the association's board of directors unanimously rejected the offer Tuesday night Gary Taglieri, a spokesman for the neighborhood, said the residents filed the injunction request Wednesday. "It's too bad there has to be so much stubborness in an issue that is so Taglieri said. Taglieri said the residents began the paperwork for the lawsuit last week after a heated meeting with the association that was designed to calm the neighborhood's fears.

But they delayed filing the suit until the board acted on Mazzorana's offer, he said. "I didn't feel intelligent people had to be brought to the point to By DEBORAH PETERSEN Courant Staff Writer WINDSOR A non-profit organization has rejected a Loch view Drive resident's offer to build a group home for the mentally retarded if it would drop plans to establish the home in his neighborhood. Only hours after the organization's decision, about 20 of the area's residents obtained a temporary injunction to block establishment of the home. Hartford Superior Court Judge Mary F. Aspell granted the injunction Wednesday to stall the Windsor Independent Living Association Inc.

from turning a single-family house into a group home, said Roland F. Young, the residents' attorney. Group Opposes Teaching Nuclear Arms in Schools Bob Mazzorana, president of Butler Builders of New England Inc. in Windsor and a Lochview resident, said he had offered to build a house for the association if it would drop plans for the Lochview home. Mazzorana, who said he would forego his usual profit on the house, said he made the offer because "there were so many objections in the neighborhood" to the group home The association's plans to renovate the house's garage into a bedroom will hurt the property values "and I am one of the property owners in the area," he said.

Mazzorana, who specified the house would have to be built in an area zoned for smaller lots than the Lochview area, said he usually is Natalie Sirkin contended that curriculum guides prepared by the National Education Association and Educators for Social Responsibility are filled with errors. "They are errors which exaggerate American government's defense capability, which minimize Soviet, defense capabilities, which minimize the crimes of the Soviet Union." Goodman, of Danbury; was unavailable for comment, but several board members said they opposed her proposal. "We're dealing with a very strong emotional issue. It's a very technical issue," said board member John Mannix of Wilton. "It would be very difficult to strike a balanced presentation." Board member Warren J.

Foley of Canaan saidj "We're not dealing with nuclear energy. We're dealing with nuclear armaments. I don't By ROBERT A. FRAHM Courant Education Writer Nuclear war and the nuclear arms race inspire too much emotion and are too technical to be taught in public schools, the State Board of Education was told Wednesday. "The introduction of this subject will amount to indoctrination," said Natalie Sirkin of Sherman, one of four speakers opposing a proposal by state board Chairwoman June K.

Goodman to encourage municipal school districts to teach about nuclear arms. The board took no action on the proposal. Sirkin and her husband, Gerald Sirkin, president of an organization called Citizens for Peace Through Strength, said most materials prepared for nuclear arms instruction in schools are one-sided and reflect the nuclear freeze movement. Colombian's By GEORGE GOMBOSSY Courant Staff Writer A native Colombian whom federal agents illegally deported last February has averted a second deportation that was to have taken place this morning. Ryszard S.

Mrotek, a Hartford attorney, said Wednesday he was able to delay deportation by at least six months for Jose Humberto Ayala-Palacios and his wife, Rosa, of Bridgeport. Deportation Delayed for STATE BRIEFS HARTFORD Police Weapon Discharges A Hartford police officer's gun accidentally discharged Wednesday and the bullet hit a metal locker in the men's locker room. It was the second such incident inside the Police Department this week. Chief Bernard R. Sullivan said officer William Hippe, a member of the force for 1 1 years, apparently unloaded bullets from his weapon but did not count them.

A bullet left in the gun went of but the reason for the discharge has not yet been determined, Sullivan said. No one was injured. Monday, officer Ingrid LeBron was cleaning her gun in the women's locker room when it accidentally discharged. The bullet hit the tile floor and a fragment struck officer Katherine Perez in the forehead. Sullivan said two such mishaps in one week is "very much out of the norm." They usually happen only two or three times a year, he said.

Both incidents are being investigated by the department's Field Services Bureau and the Firearms Discharge Board a normal procedure for all accidental discharges of an officer's gun. Because there was an injury in the first incident, the1 Crimes Against Persons Division also is investigating. Sullivan said both officers will be on active duty during the investigations. 1979 Escapee Returned to State A five-year search for a Hartford man who had escaped from the state prison in Enfield ended Wednesday when he was returned to police custody after being arrested in New York City. Harold H.

Mills, 41, was serving a three-to six-year prison sentence for a 1975 robbery when he failed to return after a Christmas Day furlough in 1979, said Adam Berluti, a state police spokesman. New York City police recently stopped Mills in a city subway station in an unrelated incident and learned Connecticut police had a warrant for his arrest on the escape charge, Berluti said. Mills waived extradition to Connecticut, was returned to Hartford Wednesday and was being held overnight in the Morgan Street jaU in Hartford in lieu of $20,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Windsor Superior Court today. Man Named To Foundation Brewster B.

Perkins of West Hartford has been appointed to a five-year term on the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving's distribution committee, which annually allots about $5 million in grants to charitable groups. Perkins becomes the 30th person to serve on the foundation's governing body since the committee was formed in 1936. Perkins, who is president of B. Perkins and an insurance company, is former chairman of the United Way of the Capital Area. Other committee members, who serve staggered five-year terms, are: John S.

Murtha, chairman; Hartzel Z. Lebed, vice chairman; Dr. Frederick G. Adams, treasurer, Mrs. William S.

Warwo; Herbert P. Schoen; and George Levine. swinging at each other in court," but there was no alternative, Taglieria said. Robert A. Piatt, the association's attorney, said the suit is "truly a sad commentary.

I guess people act irrationally to things they don't know much about" The association's board said the Lochview Drive home is the most appropriate site for a group home and already has a written commitment to buy the home from Russell Lehman, said Michael Carrubba, the association's president The group plans to house six mentally retarded adults in the house. The sale's closing had been expected any day, but Young said that Aspell's ruling means it will be delayed at least until Jan. 21, when a for handicapped children under age 3. State law now requires services for children ages 3 to 21. Rejected a proposal to ask the.

General Assembly for an additional $25 million to assist poorer towns that will have to impose heavy taxes -in order to meet minimum per pupil expenditure requirements in the state's school finance formula. Approved a recommendation that would allow school districts to count certain, seventh- and eighth-grade courses toward high school graduation. The board, however, agreed not to recommend approval of another proposal by the Advisory Panel on Graduation and Course Requirements. That proposal would have dropped vocational education as a one-credit choice in the state's graduation requirements. 2nd Time dren, Milton, and Martin, 4 months, sue the federal government on the grounds that deporting their parents would adversely affect them.

He said the suit probably would claim that forcing the family to leave-would deprive the children of "an American education and the American way of life." Similar suits have been unsuccessful, Mrotek said, but he believes this case may be a little different. Myrna Kahan testified. Gold had been married for about a year to Barbara Pasternak, Myrna Kahan's sister, before they were divorced in 1964. Myrna Kahan said she saw Gold for the first time since the divorce only 10 days before the slayings, when Gold stopped at her house. Myran Kahan said that when she told her mother that Gold had dropped by their house, Rhoda Pasternak had said she wanted to get Gold and her daughter, Barbara Pas Economy Electric Supply's IMPERFECT SALE is the perfect opportunity for you to save on lamps, fixtures, chandeliers and accessories (framed pictures, mirrors, Some items have slight bumps, scratches dents, but most are overstock or discontinued pieces (situations we consider imperfect) and are first quality.

win believe this board belongs in that area in any way, shape or form." Board member Rita Hendel of New London disagreed. She said students "are entitled to be able to discuss these issues because it's their future; it's their world." A 1978 board policy on teaching controversial issues says, "The study and discussion of controversial issues is essential to the education for citizenship in a free society." The policy adds, however, that municipal school boards should "resist pressures by special interest groups seeking to impose only one side of an issue upon the schools." A vote on Goodman's proposal is expected in February. In other business, the board: Asked the state Department of Education to study how various state agencies might put into effect a study committee's proposal that would require educational services ordering them to report to its Hartford office at 9 a.m. today for immediate deportation. The INS is moving to deport them because they came into the country illegally.

They are not accused of violating any other laws. "They are a great family. They are entitled to be Americans," Mrotek said. Mrotek, who specializes in immigration cases, said he was researching the possibility of having the chil remembers hearing her mother tell her father to see who was ringing their doorbell before he opened the front door. After her father opened Uk door and began arguing with the visitor, Kahan said, she hung up and called police to investigate.

The Pasternaks' bodies were found Sept. 26, 1974, in their home only a short time after Myrna Kahan, one of their three daughters, called police. Irving Pasternak was a prominent Waterbury lawyer and a millionaire when he died at age 71, LUMPANY EST. 1935 ENFIELD, CT. They want to stay in the United States to raise their two children, who were born in this country and, therefore, are American citizens.

The delay was granted, Mrotek said, when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City agreed Wednesday to review the legality of the deportation order: Mrotek is challenging the order on several technical grounds. The two recently received a "bag and baggage" letter from the Immigration and Naturalization Service little color in her face he said she appeared to be drained of blood. Mark said he saw a hunting knife near Rhoda Pasternak. He also testified that he saw a fire extinguisher lying next to a chair on the first floor.

Police have said they believe the assailant sprayed the extinguisher into Irving Pasternak's face before assaulting him. Kahan's wife, Myrna Kahan, testified Wednesday that she was talking by telephone to her mother the night of the killings. Myrna Kahan said she Officer at Murray Gold Trial Describes Scene of '74 Driver Sought In Slaying Case GREENWICH Police Tuesday requested that the driver of a pickup truck get in touch with them because they believe he may have given 13-year-old murder victim Matthew Margolies and another, boy a ride shortly before Margolies disappeared. Margolies was last seen about 5 p.m. on Aug.

31 as he walked toward the Byram River with his fishing pole. For several months, police have been trying to solve the. murder of Margolies, whose body was found in a shallow grave Sept. 5. Police Capt.

Peter J. Rob-bins said Tuesday that police received information about two weeks ago that someone had seen two youths, one 13 and another 17, walking along Pemberwick Road just south of Hawthorne Street between 5:30 and 6 p.m. Aug. 31. The younger boy may have been carrying a light-colored fishing rod, he said.

Someone in a pickup truck pulled to the side of the road and gave the two boys a ride. The truck possibly was a Ford or a Chevrolet, built in the early to mid-1970s. It was maroon or red, possibly with wooden sides. Robbins said anyone with information, which will be kept confidential, can call police at 661-0074 or 622-8006. Slayings ternak, back together.

Gold was arrested 10 days after the slayings. Gold's first trial ended in a mistrial after a jury could not reach a verdict after five days of deliberation. He was convicted in late 1976 in. a second trial, but the conviction was overturned in May 1980 by the state Supreme Court. 1.

Myrna Kahan had testified in the earlier trials, but she said Wednes. day was the first time she had heard the tape of her call to police. Right now hundreds of items are priced at drastic reductions. But, come in soon while the selection is perfect. ECONOMY ELECTRIC SUPPLY MANCHESTER 440 OAKLAND ST.

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Mark was testifying in the second day of the trial of Murray R. Gold, 51, a former New York stockbroker. Gold is facing his third trial in Waterbury Superior Court on charges of murder in the Pasternaks' deaths. Mark said that when he arrived at the Pasternak home at 53 Fern he found the wooden door open. He walked into the house, saw a bloody footprint in the kitchen, drew his revolver and saw Irving Pasternak lying on the floor with blood on his neck and face and many cuts on his arm.

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