Standard-Speaker from Hazleton, Pennsylvania on March 11, 1981 · 23
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Standard-Speaker from Hazleton, Pennsylvania · 23

Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, March 11, 1981
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Letters to the Editor Editor, Standard-Speaker: In light of this most recent tragedy resulting in the loss of precious life, I am compelled to express my outrage and my concern. One man is dead, allegedly killed by another whose own life is now irreparably scarred. Must we destroy each other because of municipal neglect? For some months, it seems, a situation was allowed to exist in which the rights of tax-paying property owners were shamefully violated by one individual. A business, operating in a largely residential area, turned that neighborhood into a .parking lot, a repair bay for disabled vehicles, Repeated complaints and requests for help were effectively disregarded by the authorities. The business continued to operate in a Clearly unreasonable fashion and its neighbors continued to be antagonized. Much of American ideology is based on the principle that the rights of the majority must not be subject to the whim of the minority. Is this how the conscien-tous, hardworking, courteous majority of Hazleton is to be answered by its city officials? With an absurd answer to a preposterous problem or, worse, with no answer resulting in a condonation of illegality? Is this the kind of negative reinforcement we get for living eighty years as constructive citizens of Hazleton? It could have been so easy to right this most unfortunate wrong that was allowed to prevail and, indeed, continues to do so in many forms on so many of our city's streets. For one man, it is now too late. Celeste FellinKosko Sherako nominated to Schuylkill board A Shenandoah Heights resident has been nominated by Gov. Richard Thorn-burgh to the Schuylkill County Board of Assistance. He is Joseph B. Sherako, a retired supervisor at the Union Dec. 31, 1983. in that community, whose term will expire Dec. 31, 1983. Sherako was one of 22 persons statewide to be nominated to 12 county boards of assistance, which are non-salaried and require confirmation by the Senate. News briefs FREIBURG, West Germany (AP) - Hours after police clashed with youths in this university town, vandals .hurled stones through the window of one police station Monday and firebombed another stationhouse. A police department spokesman said there were no injuries, but damage was estimated at about $25,000. Police said they arrested 26 people in he earlier clashes downtown. Tensions between young people and police have risen in recent weeks over the youths' takeover of vacant apartments to protest ' lack of low cost housing. TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -Nationalist Chinese Premier Sun Yun-suan on Monday lauded President Reagan for his firm anti-communist attitude, the government reported. In a press statement, the government information office quoted Sun as saying Reagan's "moral courage not only will help resume the United States' leading role among the non-communist countries, but also brings comfort to the people and nations which do not favor communism." Reagan frequently has voiced his support of the nationalist government on Taiwan, which was established on the island after the Communist takeover on the mainland in 1949. The United States broke relations with Taiwan as a prerequisite to establishing diplomatic ties with Peking in 1979. 17-Day Bargain uropean HoliW under spiritual f direction of Father Robert J. REED Pastor, SI NNrt Parish, WaiHtpoit 1949 May 18 Ireland France Italy Vatican Portugal Spain Shannon Bunratty limerick Killarney Karry Cork Blarnay Watarford Dublin Lourdai Rome Vatican City Madrid Fatlma Ll,b?!V PAPAL AUDIENCE Jh9 tttat srap it to sand in this coupon today By rtturn mail you mitt raearva a tacl-packad totoar wtticti Wit vou what you ctn oipact avaiY momtnt 61 an untotgattabta . axpananca i Rav. Roban J Read I SI Nicholas Rtclory I Rout, Ona WKnutaort. Pa laOM LOT! r,iiw . I Plaate send your colorful folder I Name j Address city o . 77- I Editor, Standard-Speaker: I am writing this letter to you and your readers on the proposed radical changes in special education in our "fair" state of Pennsylvania. Secretary of Education Robert Sc anion has devised a two-year plan which will radically change the way special education classes are run. Phase I of the program will take place in 1981-1982: tuition recovery or charge backs from school districts will be discontinued; the cap on monies available for approved private schools will be lifted; school districts -will -put IEPs up for "bid" by approved private schools if intermediate units are unable to provide services; state standards for special education will be revised and changed in order to implement new budget controls. Phase H of the plan will take effect in 1981-1983: are special education allocations will be made to school districts to cover costs to the extent possible. This change will be harmful to our youth. Are you, the parents, the teachers and the Interested parties going to take this sitting down? Do you realize this change will affect all special education, (e.g. this includes the gifted), and when you sit down and start to study this plan it is going to hurt every student in the state of Pennsylvania not only the special education students, but the quote, "normal" students as well. If anyone cares to see the new plan you may contact Leila Jordan, 454-7266; Janet Planutis, 454-1052; Maura Solanaskis, 454-2743 or Pat Kwethauskie, 788-1229. The only way to sum this new plan up is to say that it is taking Special Education back to 1950. Do you Mr. and Mrs. Public want this for your child? What will your son or daughter really have when they . are 21 other than that lousey piece of paper saying they attended school. Come 1981, we will have all our young adults (sons and daughters) that have attended and finally left school just sitting in front of us not really qualified to even sign their name. Lets not let Scanlon and the higher ups such as our governor get away with this radical change. Leila Jordan Board Member of ARC, Director of Epilepsy, Chapter of Luzerne County Editor, Standard-Speaker: Regarding the water situation in the Hazleton area, I question why the restrictions placed on the use of water will not be lifted at present since there in no shortage of water at present. Long range forecasts of lower than nor mal precipitation have already proved to be inaccurate. With water levels at 95 percent or higher, all future substantial rainfall would be lost as most reserviors are nearly filled to capacity. Normal use of water by individuals and businesses would help HCA's finances to expand their storage capacities. Curtailing use when water levels are normal and above will only result in the increase of water rates for HCA customers. The ban could be reinstated if levels fill below a predetermined level such as 60 percent to 70 percent. Once again a local agency's (in this case HCA) indecision will result in a harmful effect for the people of Hazleton. Concerned Citizen Seniors' menu Senior Citizens' Center menu for the week of March 23: Monday - stuffed cabbage with tomato sauce, green beans, pineapple juice, hot whole wheat roll, butter, fresh apple, milk and coffee. Tuesday - dutch fried chicken, rice pilaf , lemon buttered spinach, rye bread, butter, chocolate pudding, milk and coffee. Wednesday - broiled Salisbury steak with brown onion gravy, whipped potatoes, broccoli au gratin, whole wheat bread, butter, fruited strawberry gelatin, milk and coffee. Thursday - hot dogs, sauerkraut, peas and carrots, dinner roll, butter, sweet potato cake, milk and coffee. Friday - baked white fish with lemon butter, potato triangle escalloped tomatoes, tossed salad with french dressing, rye bread, butter, ice cream, milk and coffee. For further information, contact the Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Office for the Aging Nutrition Program or call the senior citizens' center located nearest your home. Limited transportation is available. Gallo candidate , for magistrate Hmleton Standard-Speaker, Wednesday, March 11, 1981 23 Sagebrush is a ubiquitious little shrub that covers 130 million acres in the West. George Eliot was the penname of writer Mary Ann Evans. r a Gary Gallo Gary Gallo of Barnesville has announced his candidacy for the office of district magistrate in magisterial district 21-3-02, which comprises the boroughs of McAdoo and Coaldale, and the townships of Kline, Rush and Ryan. A graduate of Mahanoy Area High School and the North Schuylkill Vocational-Technical School, Gallo holds a number of certificates in criminal law, law procedures and enforcement. Gallo, who received 12 years of training under former District Magistrate Frank Gallo in Mahanoy City, will run in the May primary election on both the Republican and Democratic tickets. The candidate is a member of the Primitive Methodist Church, where he serves as a deacon and Sunday School superintendent, and is also an advisor for the King's Kids Youth Group. He also holds membership in the TPA, American Rifle Association and the Foster Parent Association, and is a former Cub Scout Master of Pack 52. Gallo is married to the former Kimber-ly Derricott of Mahanoy City, and they are the parents of four children, all of whom attend Mahanoy Area schools. The Gotha Canal, 280 miles long and connecting Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden, was completed in 1832. OPEN WED.-S:30 to 6 TUES. 9:00 to 5 THURS. 8:30 to 6 FRI. 8:30 to 8 SAT. 8 to 5 I WE SELL ONLY U.S.D.A. YIELD 2 PRIME BEEF 3 ti COUNTRY BUTCHER SHOP & U S D-- PRIME CUT FRESH Uotts t Full Una) Lunch Mott J OFF ROUTT 93. 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