GETTYSBURG TIMES, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1995 A5 STATE NATION Briefly Angela Davis denounces Farrakhan march PUC reverses ruling to freeze bell rates HARRISBURG -- The state Public Utility Commission today reversed a decision that froze some rates for Bell Atlantic customers. Although it does not mean rates will rise immediately, the decision gives Bell the right to apply tc\ the commission to change them. Commissioners David Rolka and John Hanger voted against the measure in a 3-2 vote. Hanger said he's afraid Bell will want to raise rates in rural parts of Pennsylvania to make up for competition with other phone companies in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. The rate freeze was part of a landmark June 1994 decision that allowed Bell to raise rates at will on non-competitive services, such as Call Waiting, Caller ID and "Call Trace. .In exchange, Hanger said the company agreed it would not raise rates for basic services that customers need to make phone calls. But Bell came back to the commission later, saying the ruling meant that although its total revenues from those services were frozen, it should still be allowed to ask the commission for rate changes for the individual phone services. Weatherman loses job for providing funeral tape PHILADELPHIA -- A weatherman was suspended after an informant testified the television employee gave Mafia boss John Stanfa's bodyguards a videotape of a 1993 mob funeral. Stanfa associates studied the tape of Michael Ciancaglini's funeral to identify which members of rival Joseph Merlino's faction they would kill, according to hit man John Veasey, who testified this week in Stanfa's racketeering trial. The FBI learned about the videotape last year when Veasey became an informant. Bill Elias, the weatherman, was fired from' WTXF-TV (Fox Channel 29) over the incident last year. On Thursday, he was suspended from WPHL-TV's "Inquirer News Tonight," where he had been the weekend weatherman since the show went on the air in September 1994. Social Security checks to rise 2.6 percent WASHINGTON --. The nation's 43 million Social Security recipients will get a 2.6 percent boost in benefit checks starting in January, the second-smallest increase in the 21 years of annual .cost-of-living raises. But next year's typical increase of $18, triggered by national inflation figures released Friday, would be $7 smaller under one budget-cutting proposal and senior citizens groups are upset about that prospect. Opponents of the proposal contended that Democrats and Republicans scrambling to come up with enough spending cuts to balance the budget were trying to sneak through changes in the cost-of-living adjustments under the smoke screen that the current calculation overstates inflation. Man found guilty in sexual assault case on CP victim A Hagerstown man has been convicted of sexually assaulting a woman with cerebral palsy. A jury found Richard Lee Kidwell, 27, guilty Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court of second-degree rape and battery of a woman, who testified that she was unable to fend him off May 19 because'of her condition. Kidwell was jailed without bond pending the completion of a presentence investigation ordered by Judge Frederick Wright III. The 28-year-old victim is deaf and physically impaired by cerebral palsy.arrest, a jail spokesman said. March plans lead district to cancel bus service PHILADELPHIA (AP) -School buses won't roll in the city Monday, because of the . number of drivers taking the day off to attend the Million Man March in Washington, D.C. About 18,000 of the Philadelphia School District's 210,000 students use school buses, spokesman Paul Hanson said Thursday. In his 10 years with the district, Hanson said, nothing has "prompted this level of requests for a day off." By BETH J. HARPAZ Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- A black men's march on Washington "seeks to make women lesser partners in this quest for equality," and should be shunned, activist Angela Davis said yesterday on behalf of a group formed in opposition to the event. The former Black Panther, now a college professor, and several other prominent blacks denounced the Million Man March and its organizer, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. "No march, movement or agenda that defines manhood in the narrowest terms and seeks to make women lesser partners in this quest for equality can be considered a positive step," said Davis, speaking for the new group, African-American Agenda 2000. "Therefore, we cannot support this march." One march organizer said that women, though they are not invited, will not be barred. Former NAACP director Ben Chavis, who is helping Farrakhan organize the event, told CNN on Friday: "If a black woman shows up she will be given respect. She will be allowed to join the assembly. "Will she- be excluded? The answer is no," he added. Davis said she understood "the attraction of the march" at a time when opportunities for black men are limited and violence, drugs, poverty and crime are widespread. But she added: "There are ways of understanding black masculinity that do not rely on subjugating women." Farrakhan describs the march as a "day of atonement" for black men who continue "the abuse of women that our slave masters put in motion." Market Watch Closing quotes provided by Smith, Barney Inc., 344 York St., Gettysburg. ACNB 17 American Tel 62Y2 AMP.. .;...;........40 1 /B Armstrong 54% Bait. Gas-E 26 Bethlehem Steel...l3'/2 Black Decker....34% Carlisle Co ,...41% Caterpillar 55M Columbia Gas 37Va Corestates 38% CSX Corp 83'/2 Dauphin Deposit..28% Dresser Industries..22% Exxon 74% Ford 31% General Elect 63 1 /8 Gen. Motors 46 1 /4 Giant Food 31% PH Glatfelter 22 1 /s GPU 3l 1 /2 GTE Corp 39% Harley 27 1 /2 Harsco 55% Hershey Foods.....65 3 /8 Hanover Bancorp...19V4 Hanover Direct 1% IBM 92 1 /2 KMart 11 LUSA 9 Â· Â·: ; Meridian 45 Pa. Power-Light...23 5 / PNC 28 1 /a Pis Bnk EBrln I5 1 /z PPG Ind 45% Quebecor 14% Sprint 35% Teldyne 25% Temple-Inland 48% Texaco 67 Wal-Mart 23 Weis Market 28 1 /4 Westinghouse 14% WLR 15% The Dow Jones closed at 4,793.78, up 28.90 on a volume of 376,420,000 shares; 1,516 stocks advanced; 787 declined; 721 were unchanged. Grains Corn Wheat.. ACCOM ..$3.28 ..$4.46 Soybeans $6.26 New Crop Wheat : $4.01 Feed Wheat (N. Chester) :..... $3.30 Feed Wheat (Granite) $3.40 TH ANNIVE IDEWALK October 12th-15th, 1995 The North Hanover Mall is celebrating its 28th Anniversary and is dealing out the best bargains during our BIG DEAL SIDEWALK SALE! You'll find hundreds of pro-Christmas specials throughout the mall. Feeling lucky? Play your cards right and you could win one of four great prizes! One $280.00 Mallwide Gift Certificate will be given away each day of the Sidewalk Sale. Register to win each day at any of our participating vendors. No Purchase Is Necessary. On Saturday only, we'll be giving away 2800 anniversary cupcakes (while supplies last). Some of these cupcakes will be cream-filled. Anyone who bites into a cream-filled cupcake will receive a free prize donated by one of our many participating stores in the mall So play your cards right and hurry down to THE NORTH HANOVER MALL on October 12th-15th and join in the celebration! AP Photo Turn It Over Recovery Coalition of America pray together at sunrise near their campsite in Kennett Square, as they prepare to embarkon day two of their march on foot to Washington for Monday's Miilion Man March. State begins countdown on tax amnesty HARRISBURG (AP) -- State Revenue Secretary Robert A. Judge announced yestersday a 90-day countdown for a tax amnesty program designed to encourage people to pay back taxes. "This Friday the 13th is a very lucky day for taxpayers who owe the commonwealth outstanding taxes," Judge said. "This is the first day of a unique opportunity for Pennsylvanians that will only be available for 90 days." The state announced the plan earlier this month. Officials expect to collect $117 million in the campaign, which ends Jan. 10. Taxpayers who owe state taxes can come forward to make full payment of their delinquent taxes and interest without paying a penalty. Those who owe back taxes and do not come forward during the 90-day period will be subject to a 15-percent penalty that will be added to their total obligation, the state said. The state is notifying 600,000 known tax delinquents of the program through the mail. Television, radio and print ads are running as well. OPEM HOUSE Adams Co* Children Youth Services Monday, October 16th, 1995 10am-3:30pm "YWCA Week Without Violence- Protecting Our Children" Displays, Videos Refreshments 318 W. Middle St., Gettysburg Ph. 337-0110/fax 337-0616 Â·p^w 5 *" 8 !!^^ We know that you rely on our coverage of local government and schools, features, sports, police and emergency updates, agriculture, senior living, useful information about upcoming events, and news from around the country and the world. It is a daily task that our reporters, editors, and photographers take very seriously. 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