The Daily Times from Mamaroneck, New York on March 10, 1997 · 1
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- .1 INSIDETODAY: lNOlAtK NCAA teumsy pairings announced jft Kansas, Kentucky, N.C, UConn paces Complete tourney Minnesotatop seeds, IP womens field,6D brackets, GD 7P Big victory Knicks defeat Bulls, 97-93, ID Local Staff photaChta Gordon New 4-H chapter - Katie Neumayer, 13, of Yonkers stands in the stables at the North Ridge Equestrian Center ; yesterday with her 8-year-oid Mustang, "Chicago." Neumayer and Kristofer Kelso have been named co-presidents of the newly formed 44H chapter at the -Eastchester center, : Area ' Port Chester tops list of grants Preliminary allocations of " federal development grants give almost $2 million to Port Chester particularly for im-provements to its downtown . and for programs for its senior citizens. Money will be used for its marina park, code enforcement and a senior nutrition program, among other projects, "We're very happy," Mayor Christine KorfT said. We clearly have a need." ... - Other communities along Xong Island Sound are to receive money, too, though much smaller amounts. The grants do not become .. final until April DetaSe, SA Country dub v renovating bairn ?' The Westchester Country . ; Club in Harrison has set out to restore a century-old barn on , ' its property the only building remaining from the days . . when the property waa farmland. .. ' The barn, near the ninth hole, had deteriorated over the years and needed a new roof and staining. A donated weath- -er vane for the cupola now depicts a golfer on a green. A . group of senior golfers is raising fends for the renovation, which should be complete this spring. Dctals, SA WEATHER Today will become partly sunny and . i . breezy after i early rain or . .wet snow ends, with highs 42 to 47. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a snow shower possible, and lows 25 to 30. SB TfSP - J-'-- V:rv.; .-'T -is tr.'vv s - t.V.Av y ., . j-.'j- -. s,- Monday, March 10, 1997 Gannett Suburban Newspapers http-7www.nynewsxom SO cents iprai New York police comb Granite State for suspect, green Jeep foMKUnL' By Jeff - - - MnWriMf at the end of a trail ' strewn with an equal measure of deadend leads and unfolding possibilities lies a middle-aged man, a green Jeep and half a story. Somewhere in a distant New neighborhood, or next door, Richard Adersons killer. Aderson, a 47-year-old former school official in Westchester, Put nam and Orange counties, was fatally shot Feb. 5 during an argument over a traffic accident on Interstate 84 in Dutchess County. .One of Aderson's final sights which the mortally wounded man recounted to police in a frantic call on his cellular phone was a view of his killer driving away in a green Jeep Cherokee with New Hampshire license plates. -; . s . ' Mora,4D Helping victim's cnuaron - . MtaOttMch afSwtutpMl With Ms dying words, Aderson, of Dutchess County, loosed police on a search into the heart of New Hampshire and the lives of its residents. New York State Police investigators plucked from their normal routine in Brewster, PeekskiU, Somers and Wappinger will ply New Hampshires roads again today, as they have for a month. With no shortage of green Jeeps in New Hampshire and a list of possible suspects nearing 1,500, no neighborhood is outside the grasp of the investigation. . . Tm - expecting that theyll come," Frank Lossani a green Jeep owner, said outside a Concord restaurant Saturday. Lossani 40, from the Concord suburb of Bow, is one of the many owners of 1996 and 1997 green Jeep Cherokees with whom police . would like to speak. With glasses and a thin beard, Lossani has some of the' characteristics attributed to the suspect by Aderson and several witnesses. New Hampshire television stations and newspapers have latched onto the investigation, helping the sketch of the Please see SEARCH, 2 A St Patricks Day events draw crowds inMahopac, Yonkers ByloshBso d It was a day for wearing green, as long as the green-colored hats, scarves and coats were enough to cope with the mercury . hovering near the freezing mark. But yesterdays cold didnt deter thousands from turning out for ce-lebrations mark- ing SL Patrick's Day in Mahopac and Yonkers. - If we arent - - Irish, we look like it anyway, Debbie Jacquin of : Carmel said with a laugh, referring to her green knitted beret and green coat .- Spectators lined the sidewalks of Route 6 to watch the nearly 70 marching units and 18 marching bands in Mahopacs 21st annual . parade. Expectations ran high about the marchers in the Yonkers St Patricks Day parade, which included step dancers, firefighters and scouts. Do they have giraffes?" said 3-y ear-o Id Stephen Jones III, who was sipped in his mother's Jacket to keep warm. Everyone's Irish on SL Patrick's Day hers, said Ellen Lyne of the Bronx, who grew up in Wexford, Ireland. We all need to let go and enjoy ourselves. . Lyne remembers the holiday as strictly religious during her youth . and regrets that the revered saints day now is called "SL Patty's Day. Still he was cheering the Yonkers parade on Broadway with her daughter Patricia, 13, who was decked in shamrock antennas. art 1 1 W' i ... StaffphotoCiMtGordon The Pipes and Drumaof the Police Emerald Society of Wbstchester County heads north along South Broadway in Yonkers during the 42nd annual St Patricks Day Parade yesterday. JBJPA ' I J ' A-- -. . vi v . t I ' 'vy y rflLMlZ if "J f si' A' ' J :V . StalfptiotaSvlhHarrlaan A Michelle Simmons of the Young Colonials Fife and Drum Corps of Carmel marches down Route 6 (hiring Mahopac's St Patrick's Day Parade yesterday. Samantha Ripofi, 3, of Yonkers sits on the stxxi-dera of her unde, Arnold Ripoil, to view the parade stan photactMt Gordon on South Broadway in Yonkers yesterday. Officials i . i :3I reservoir, filtration I . . . ' . S Croton filtering plant expected to baiefit surrounding areas 1 ByTomAiider w . ; SMIWrtMr .. , , '. . i-lJ, When federal officials recently . told New York (Sty to either start planning a filtration plant for the Croton reservoir or be prepared to go to court, it raised new concerns that Yonkers or1 Yorktowh would be picked as the site of the massive facility. - But is .federal state and city officials get set to talk about a solution this , week, the implications of the order and of ihe city's attempt, to reconsider filtration go far beyond the local effects of a big construction project . If the U.S. Environmental Protection1 Agency succeeds in getting the city to build a plant, the following could result: . Fourteen other Westchester communities could have access to filtered water, augmenting their water supply in times of drought The host community could reap millions of dollars in annual property taxes. Conservationists fear ii could prompt the city to be lax in its enforcement of newly imposed rules for protecting the watershed. But if the city wins a -delay to study whether filtration is needed, stricter watershed rules might be necessary. That could prompt new negotiations among those who only recently completed years of contentious Please tee RESERVOIR, 2 A .. . SCaflphotaISicliMlDsCtiMo Investigators with the NewYork State Police meet with members of the New HamprfilreStateFqHoeMajaCttmeUntttflheuntfsCorcorcl 1 haafiqugrff lyrtvtijBk prior on Itwwwychkywgww-fosp ' Cherokee driven by the killer of Richard Aderson, who W8S shot and killed , afteraminortrafficaccidentonlnterstate84inRshkillonFetxS . . On welfare? Need work? Firms slow to respond Reform pushes more people into job market, where altruism is up against the bottom line of Yonkers, a welfare recipient who watched Clinton's State of the Union address on television. "What actions are these companies going to take?" Despite federal tax breaks of up to $2,100 per welfare recipient and other incentives to hire disadvantaged people, large employers locally including IBM, PepsiCo Inc., Consolidated Edison Co., American Telephone A Telegraph Co., Readers Digest Kraft Foods Inc. and Texaco 'Inc. have yet to take up Clinton's call. None has begun programs. Some said Clinton's call came at a bad time, during an era of corporate downsizing and consolidation. Some blamed a lack of entry-level jobs. Others said they required higher talent and educational levels than most welfare recipients have. Despite President Clinton's call last month for businesses to "give someone on welfare the chance to work, the biggest local companies have done little, and the handftil of smaller companies with programs reach very few people or are just getting started. Experts say it's going to be a monumental task convincing companies leu concerned with altruism than the bottom line that they need to do more to help. More than 1,000 people in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties will need jobs or work programs this year alone under federal welfare changes. Social Services officials said. "Saying and doing are two different things," said Rafaela Reyes, 31, Government offices will face a tough job getting people into work as the federal five-year limit on welfare benefits runs out for many by 2002, advocates for the poor said. The focus now is on getting people jobs, even at minimum wage, u quickly as possible. Two-year training programs designed to get higher-paying jobs for welfare recipients have been ended by federal welfere law, which also cut the percentage of people who could meet their work requirement through training. Mid Joseph Hogan, deputy commissioner of the Westchester Department of Social Services. Training may now last no more than a year, Hogan said. Westchester hu 700 to 800 people it must get into work programs or jobs this year, and it first will rely on recipients who volunteer to serve at government or nonprofit work sites. Please tee WELFARE, 2 A I Soynzi Jackson'; and her 7-year- t j. old son. Ter- X3f3r rence, standout side their Spring Street apartmeiQ building in Os- Z sining. Jackson: is off public as- -sistanceandis getting helpfrom private individuals. Though President Cl in-ton has challenged bu8inesa-es to give work, "few jobs are available. . Staff photo MchotaDoChilto X I -J, Kirrii T - 01SUBSCRIBE?CALUH8 00-942.1010

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