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From Gibson! Lock Haven shaken by student's death, apparent suicide By KELLY P. KISSEL Associated Press Writer LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) 7 A-gay teen-ager's murder in a university dormitory toyed with the emotional well-being of this small college town as much as a love-hate relationship with a local boy toyed with his. Michael Houseknecht, 19, was strangled in his Lock Haven University dormitory room sometime around Sept. 8, less than a week after moving out on Michael McGarvey. McGarvey, also 19, was found hanged less than a week later. "Things like this don't happen in Lock Haven. That's why we live here," said Delores Lynch, director of the social work curriculum that was the last in a series of majors for Houseknecht. The violent deaths of Houseknecht and his lover seem out of character for Lock Haven, a town of 16,000 on the west branch of the Susquehanna River. Tree-lined streets, manicured lawns and well-kept stone and red-brick buildings make the town a perfect place to live, not to die. "Your biggest incident around here is a cop finding beer in a dormitory room. That's how calm things are," said Charles "Pat" Patterson, a Lock Haven University student. "Was it possible that there was someone around Lock Haven who could be a murderer?" he asked, summing up unanswered questions that students have. Authorities lean toward blaming McGarvey, Houseknecht's ex-housemate, a local boy found hanged with a rope last week. "The focus is there, unless the investigation takes us somewhere else," said District Attorney Ted McKnight, who is hoping s lab results and more evidence won't leave him with two unsolved Legislative HARRISBURG (AP) In an effort to relieve crowding in county jails, a legislative panel Tuesday approved a plan that would allow judges to sentence non-violent offenders to work camps, house arrest or other alternatives to prison. Legislators and Casey administration officials said passage of the bill by the House Judiciary Committee marked a milestone in the state's efforts to reduce county prison rolls, where the number of inmates has more than doubled in 10 years. State Corrections Commissioner Joseph D. Lehman described the legislation as "an extremely Nurses Who Fit 4 "HI fi V1 t s i . . Pictured: Joseph RjVs Discover murders. Houseknecht and McGarvey lived a brief but troubled life together, sharing a home on Bald Eagle Street between March and Labor Day. A neighbor said Houseknecht showed up at her house in July, bat-tered, bruised and blaming McGarvey. A few weeks later, after returning to McGarvey,. Houseknecht showed up beaten again, according to affidavits filed with Pennsylvania's state police. A month later, Houseknecht was dead. "We're viewing it as an isolated incident," said Lock Haven University spokeswoman Deborah Jackson. "To relieve the parents, or to help reassure them, we sent a letter that explained up front that there was a homicide on campus and that we perceived it as an isolated incident." But for Lock Haven, the fears were that this would turn into something worse. The deaths of Houseknecht and McGarvey occurred less than three weeks after a series of killings at the University of Florida. "A lot of students were waiting to see what would happen next," Patterson said. He added that it was a relief to many that McGarvey was linked to Houseknecht's murder through friends and an apparent suicide note. "It was his time to pay the piper," said a note signed "The Sandman" and found near where McGarvey hanged. A postscript said The Sandman would bring "perfect silence to the world through eternal sleep." If there is a homosexual community at Lock Haven, it is well-hidden. There are no student groups for gays or lesbians, but the week before Houseknecht's body was found, the school's minority affairs director tried to start one. panel backs 'house arrest' plan responsible response to the situation of crowding at the county level." Lawmakers said the proposal could move through the Legislature before November, the close of this year's session. Action on the bill was brought about largely by pressure from counties faced with dwindling cell space, they said. In Philadelphia and Allegheny County, federal courts have ordered officials to relieve prison crowding. Under the legislation, offenders convicted of minor crimes such as theft who are sentenced to county prisons terms could qualify for serving their time in an alternative program. Placement in an alter LOOKING FOR Mazaika, patient and Sylvia Gillott, LPN LPjNPs Us In The 90's Casey signs proclamation urging citizens to fly flag HARRISBURG (AP) - Gov. Robert P. Casey signed a proclamation Tuesday urging Pennsylvanians to fly the American flag in support of U.S. troops stationed in Saudia Arabia. During the ceremony at the Governor's Mansion, Elizabeth Jan-netta, the 5-year-old daughter of General Service Secretary David Jannetta, recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Jannetta is a major in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard and returns to duty Wednesday in the Middle East. Members of the 193rd Special Operations Group at Middletown and the 171st Air Refueling Wing from Pittsburgh joined Casey for the flag-raising and proclamation ceremony on the mansion's lawn. Casey also helped two Schuylkill County women hang yellow ribbons on three trees on the mansion's grounds. Johanna Perchansky and Mary Labert of McAdoo are distributing free yellow ribbons and urging people to display them as a symbol of hope that American men and women will soon return home safely. Casey also praised a Lebanon, radio talk show host, Tom Roy of station WAHT, for launching a campaign to convince people to fly the flag while troops are in the Persian Gulf region. Trumka renews proposal for national energy union MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -United Mine Workers President Richard Trumka, rebuffed in his efforts to merge with the main oil industry union, said Tuesday a national energy union is the only way to win concessions from oil and coal conglomerates. Trumka, addressing the UMW's 100th anniversary convention, said only a unified labor organization can combat multinational corporations. "Just as the coal industry has become only one segment of a giant energy conglomerate, just as Shell and Du Pont and Texaco are as diversified as they are greedy, it's up to us to do what we must to challenge those corporate Goliaths on their own turf, not only as the union of the coal fields, but as the union of energy workers," Trumka said. "Because as we begin our second century, we're faced with the fact that dividing coal miners from oil workers and oil workers from power company workers and power company workers from petrochemical workers is the mod native program, such as a halfway house, intensive probation, work camps or house arrest, would be at the discretion of the judge. Violent offenders, such as those convicted of murder, rape, kidnapping or aggravated assault, could not qualify. The bill would authorize spending $2.5 million, channeled through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, to help establish the programs. Federal funds may also be available, officials said. Prison officials have long advocated passage of alternatives to incarceration to help relieve crowding. Those programs, coupled This Description Contact:Personnel Department Hazleton-Saint Joseph Medical Center 667 North Church Street Hazleton, PA 18201 (717) 459-4465 ern equivalent of craft unionism," he said, referring to the policy of having a separate union for every task at a job site. The UMW's 1986 convention voted to give the UMW's governing body, the International Executive Board, the authority to seek a merger with other energy unions. A proposed merger with the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers, however, collapsed at the last moment in 1987 when the OCAW's board balked at the proposal. Talks between the unions later resumed, but the two sides were unable to reach an agreement before the coal miners' convention began Monday. Also Tuesday, the UMW's chief financial officer asked the 1,000 convention delegates for permission to use interest from a strike fund to pay legal, advertising and negotiating costs associated with strikes. "It costs a lot of money to run a union. It costs a lot of money to run a selective strike," said UMW Secretary-Treasurer John Banovic. with new cell space, should help cut inmate rolls, they say. A $200 million bond issue that would be used for construction of county prisons will appear on the November ballot. The bill passed by the committee represents a revised version of a proposal passed by the Senate in December 1989. The changes were worked out by staff in both chambers. "This gives the court more options for where to place these people. They all don't have to go to Alcatraz," said Sen. Stewart Greenleaf, R-Montgomery, who sponsored the bill. In addition to superior nursing skills, nurses at St. Joseph's Medical Center must: be committed to the art of caring put the patient as the number one priority want a professional learning environment and a unique career never run out of smiles

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