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2B Star-Gazette, Friday, November 1, 1996 Democratic chair attacks funding of judge campaigns The Associated Press ALBANY The state chairwoman of the Democratic Party took to the steps of the Albany County courthouse Thursday to denounce Sen. Alfonse D'Amato and other New York Republicans for what she said was an attempt to buy judgeships. "It would be irresponsible to sit by and allow Al D'Amato and (state GOP Chairman) Bill Powers to buy a New York state Supreme Court," Judith Hope said. At issue is the funneling of several hundred thousand dollars by D'Am- IN THE TWIN TIERS CORNING Officials investigate tire warehouse fire Fire officials are investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed half of an abandoned tire warehouse here early Thursday morning. A fire at the former Kapral Tire of the nearly 1,000 old tires warehouse burned several hundred the building, said James Huff, a Corning firefighter.

No injuries were reported. The fire was reported at 12:05 a.m. and firefighters battled the blaze until 8:30 a.m., Huff said. The first firefighters on the scene reported flames shooting out of the roof, Huff said. Michael Kapral, who now lives somewhere in the Midwest, was the last known owner of the building, Huff said.

Investigators are trying to locate him. FOR THE RECORD Births ARNOT OGDEN MEDICAL CENTER, LARSON A son, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, to Sandra Larson of Corning. VanALSTYNE A daughter, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, to William and Nicole Robinson VanAlstyne of Horseheads.

CARPENTER A son, Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, to Todd and Amy Gorges Carpenter of Pine City. CARRIER A daughter, Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, to Thomas and Maria lannarilli Carrier of Elmira. Police ELMIRA Claribel R.

Underhill, 86, of 114 Durland Elmira, was ticketed for failure to yield vi right of way after an accident Tuesda, at West Gray and Hoffman streets in Elmira. Witnesses reported seeing Underhill stop at the Gray Street stop sign and then drive into the path of a vehicle driven by Amanda 17, of 135 Overlook Drive, Horseheads. No injuries were reported. CHEMUNG COUNTY SHERIFF Brian E. Smith, 30, of 373 W.

Gray ELmira, was arrested at 11 p.m. Wednesday on Charles Street, Southport, and charged with driving while intoxicated. He was arraigned Thursday in Southport Town Court and remanded to Chemung County jail without bail. ato and Powers, including money from the D'Amato-controlled National Republican Senatorial Committee, into an aggressive campaign to elect three Republican women to state Supreme Court seats in the Albany area. In New York, the Supreme Court is the state's main trial-level court.

Hope said that in past years, judicial combatants ran "homespun campaigns" armed with small contributions from "their friends and neighbors." The state party leader, flanked by About 25 firefighters and four pieces of equipment from the Corning Fire Department fought the blaze with the help of about 10 firefighters from the North Corning Volunteer Fire Department. ELMIRA YWCA will hold babysitting course The YWCA of Elmira and the Twin Tiers will hold a super sitter's course from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the YWCA, 211 Lake Elmira.

The program will teach babysitters the skills they need to care for children of all ages. The program is open to young people in sixth through, ninth grades. Participants are asked to call by today to reserve a space. The cost of the course is $18 for YWCA members and $27 for nonmembers. For information or to register, call STATE POLICE, HORSEHEADS Christina Carl, 17, of 207 Boardman Elmira, was charged Thursday with possession of less than 25 grams of marijuana in Big Flats.

She is scheduled to appear at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 in Big Flats Town Court. Brian J. Smith.

18, of 114 E. View Drive, Horseheads, was arrested Thursday and charged with unlawful possession of an alcoholic beverage in Big Flats. He will appear at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 in Big Flats Town Court.

CORNING Police are asking for information on a two-car accident that occurred at approximately 7:42 a.m. Thursday on Gibson Bridge, in the westbound lane of Route 352. One vehicle was forced into the guard rail, while the other rolled over and came to a rest on roof. Both were towed from the scene. Operators of both vehicles were transported by Corning Ambulance to Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, but their names have not been released and no charges have been filed.

Anyone with information about the accident is 'asked to call the Corning Police Department at All names, will be HAMMONDSPORT kept confidential. VILLAGE Spencer E. Wilson, 30, of Bath, was charged Tuesday with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He is scheduled to appear in Hammondsport Village Court Nov. 18.

14 fellow 1 Democratic women, characterized the GOP spending on the three seats a "corruption of the judicial selection process." Hope called on the three Republican candidates Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Donohue, state Supreme Court Justice Victoria Graffeo and Ulster County Family Court Judge Marianne Mizel to halt the heavy television advertising and refund the GOP money out of their own campaign coffers. Donohue, a close friend of Powers, said she only knew about the heavy Area All State concert will be held Saturday The New York State School Music Association (Zone 15) Junior High Area All State Concert will from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at Broadway Middle School. Students in seventh, eighth and ninth grades from Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Yates and Allegheny counties were selected by judges in competition to participate in the chorus, band and orchestra. The students represent 31 schools and 56 music teachers in the fivecounty area.

Conducting the orchestra is Charles Peltz, a native of Hammondsport who is on the conducting staff of the Syracuse Symphony. Chorus conductor is Robert G. Zazzara, on STATE POLICE, MANSFIELD Adam Mattison, 20, of Arnot, was arrested Oct. 27 and charged with driving while intoxicated and underage. consumption after an accident 287 in Tioga.

Troopers report that he lost control of his vehicle while trying to light a cigarette and struck a telephone pole and mailbox. STEUBEN COUNTY SHERIFF Two fugitives from Virginia were arrested at 11 a.m. Thursday at a residence in Hornell. Steven E. Biller, 18, of Broadway, and Justice L.

Seay 25, of Mt. Crawford, were both charged with being fugitives from justice. They are accused of breaking into a business in Augusta County, stealing cigarettes, lottery tickets and food. Some of the stolen items were recovered after their arrest. Both men were arraigned in Bath Town Court and sent to the Steuben County Jail without bail.

Courts STEUBEN COUNTY GRAND JURY Daniel L. Cansdale, 28, of 940 Rogers: Road, Dansville, indicted Tuesday on two counts of driving while intoxicated on May 25 in Wayland. I Larry G. Baker, 36, of 30 Steuben Addison, was indicted Tuesday on two counts of driving while intoxicated and one count of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle on June 1 in Addison. Hope M.

Pozzi, 36. of 3121 Atkins Robber takes money from S. Corning store By LARRY WILSON of the store and disappeared. Star-Gazette Corning Bureau "We're investigating the possibility of a vehicle on a side street," Dell SOUTH CORNING A man who said. claimed to be armed robbed the Police described the thief as a Sugar Creek store at 351 Park Ave.

white male, age 30-35, 5-foot-10 and early Thursday after threatening to weighing about 200 pounds. He had shoot the clerk. entered the shoulder-length black hair and was Police said the man wearing a white shirt and blue store at about 12:45 a.m. He slacks. demanded paper money only and Dell said the amount of to shoot clerk Daniel N.

taken limited because the money threatened was store Scouten of Corning. does not keep large quantities of "He walked in the door on the north side of the building and had cash at night. said "They have a drop safe and the his hand in his pocket," Raymond C. Dell senior investigator can't get at it," Dell said. attendant with the Steuben County Sheriff's "Normally they have less than $100." Department.

"He told the clerk to give him the Anyone with information can conmoney or he was going to shoot tact the Steuben County Sheriff's him." Department at Dell The man escaped with less than said. $100. Investigators were interviewing Scouten, who was unhurt, told neighborhood residents Thursday. police he did not see a weapon. Dell said they might prepare a comDell said the thief ran to the rear posite drawing of the suspect today.

Search: Hiker still missing spending on the judicial campaigns by national and state Republicans from reading the newspapers. She said her own campaign committee had not solicited such donations and she declined to comment on the propriety of them. Powers dismissed Hope's complaints and said Democrats must be desperate. "For the Democratic Party bosses to mercilessly attack women who are trying to reform the liberal judicial system in New York is sad," the GOP leader said. the staff of Ithaca College, and band conductor is Stephen Shewan, director of bands at Williamsville East High School.

The concert is open to the public. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children. ELMIRA HEIGHTS New parking laws take effect today An alternate parking ordinance takes effect in the village of Elmira Heights today. The ordinance requires people to park on the even side of the street by, address on even-numbered calendar days, and the odd side of the street on oddnumbered days. The ordinance is only in effect between 2-6 a.m.

Signs reflecting the measure are posted at each entrance to the village. The ordinance will remain in effect until March 31. Road, Watkins Glen, was indicted TuesI day on two counts of driving while intoxicated on June 29 in the Town of Erwin. Wayne C. Crane, 39, of 2.

Beman Hollow Road, Painted Post, was indicted Tuesday for driving while intoxicated on May 25 in Addison. William F. Allen, 32, of 40 South Addison, was indicted Tuesday for two counts of driving while intoxicated and one count of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle on May 1 13 in Addison. Gary Lee Miller, 48, of RD 1, County Route 17, Trumansburg, was indicted Tuesday with sexual abuse and bribery. It is alleged that in August 1995, he had sexual contact with a child under age 11 and then tried to bribe a state police officer in the arrest.

Russell A. Ferrell, 32, of 9021 Pawling Road, Cohocton, was indicted Tuesday on two counts of sexual abuse and one count of endangering the welfare of a child, arising from allegations that in June 1996 he had forcible sexual contact with a female under age 17. Arthur Zilinski, 55, of 7207 County Route 113, Bath, was indicted Tuesday for criminal possession of stolen property, arising from an incident in February 1996. The addresses listed in For the Record the last known residence of the accused address the person gave to law enforcement officers are obtained by the Star-Gazette from police or court records. "Death notices" are paid obituaries, phrased in accordance with the wishes of the families and funeral directors.

Call (607) 734-5105 weekdays for information on placing death notices. Death Notices Items under the heading "Obituaries" are news stories compiled by the Star-Gazette news staff. Call There is 734-5151 no charge for these items. 734-5158 News after 6 obituaries and can be weekends, called in daily until 800-836-8970. 9 p.m.

on weekdays, p.m. or Continued from Page 1B ing Malinowski alive. Several climbers reported a stale odor, but could not find its source. "It changes," climber Ken Nowak said. "It comes and goes, depending on the wind direction and strength." The wind was plenty strong on Thursday, gusting to more than 30 mph and causing Farrell and search leader Randy Herr to caution the OBITUARIES Betty J.

Mapes, active with church CORNING Betty J. Mapes, 74, formerly of Hickock Road, Corning, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, at Elcor Health Services. She was a homemaker, a member of the Central Baptist Church of East Corning and chair of the Sickness Bereavement Dinner committee of the church. Haughey Funeral Home, Corning, is handling arrangements.

Sophia Case, school teacher TROY, Pa. Sophia Elizabeth Pomeroy Case, 88, of Troy, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, in Johnstown, Pa. She was a 1926 graduate of Troy High School and the Boston Bouve School of Physical Education, and taught at the Emma Willard School in Troy, N.Y. She was active with the Girl Scouts and the Troy Music Club, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy.

Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, is handling arrangements. HIBERANIAN NOTICE Brothers of the Ancient Order of Hiberanians. Please gather at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 130 Oakwood Ave. at 11:15 am Saturday.

We will go to Mass in a group for Reverend William Tobin. Your President Joseph Keefe LEFLER, Paul D. Age 92, went to be with his Lord, Tuesday, October 29, 1996 at Hilltop Retirement Center, Johnson City, NY. Memorial services will be held at the Hilltop Retirement Center, 286 Deyo Hill Johnson City, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev.

Timothy Bennett officiating. Arrangements by the Wm. R. Chase Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango Port Dickinson, NY. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Main Street Baptist Church, 117 Main Binghamton, NY 13905. MOTISKA, James A prayer service was held at the Thomas Mcinerny Funeral Home, Thursday, October 31, 1996 at 10:15 am. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am. in St. Mary's Church, Elmira.

Rev. William Donnelly was the celebrant. Rev. Paul McCabe, Rev. Richard Farrell, Rev.

Edward Golden, and Deacon Robert Stowell assisted with the Mass. Rev. McCabe and Rev. Farrell gave the readings and climbers and urge them to quit for the day if they felt the situation were dangerous. The searchers received clear evi-.

dence Thursday that Malinowski was familiar with the area. A photo album sent by Malinowski's family to searchers contained dozens of pictures of Pine Creek and the canyon, including some taken from Barbour Rock overlook. The search resumes today. Francis J. Dominiski, Borden retiree MORRIS, Pa.

Francis J. Dominiski, 75, of Morris RD 1, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at home. He retired in 1980 after 25 years of service with Borden Inc. of Wellsboro.

He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Morris, where he opened and prepared the church for Mass for more than 15 years. Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, is handling arrangements. Donald R. Ross, owned company ELMIRA Donald R. Ross, 69, of 76 Woodland Park, Elmira, died Wednesday, Oct.

30, 1996, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. He and his parents, owners of Ross Organ Co. of Elmira, built and serviced organs for many years. He attended Calvary Baptist Church, Jobs Corners, Pa. Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira, is handling arrangements.

HOPPER, Darrell J. Age 74 of 302B East Main Street, Elkland, PA, died Monday, October 28, 1996 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born August 19, 1922 in Corning, NY, the son of Thomas and Jennie Hopper. He was a Retired Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army having served 27 years active duty.

During World War I1 he served in Africa and Italy. He also served in the Viet Nam Conflict and received a Bronze Star. He also served at the Pentagon as an Aide to President Eisenhower. He was a lifetime member of the Elkland Moose Lodge and the Knoxville V.F.W. He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Tamzon and Albert Noone, Greensboro, NC; son and daughter-inlaw, D.

Graham and Della Hopper, Elkland, PA; grandchildren, Katrina Noone, Greensboro, NC, Albert Noone, Greensboro, NC, Mary Carmen, Elkland, PA, Amy Loomis, Elkland, PA, Billie Jo Pugh, Elkland, PA; great- -granddaughter, Marrissa Loomis, Elkland, PA; brothers, Thomas Hopper, Addison, NY, Joseph Hopper, Addison, NY; sister, Hildred Hopper, Addison, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his wife, Nora Hopper, in 1979. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, 'PA Friday 7-9 PM where funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Robert Goodrich officiating. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Memorial donations may be made to the Valley Community Ambulance Assn. La FOND, Norman Robert In Loving Memory 1931-1996 Born in Brockton, Massachusetts, the son of Charlotte and Lionel La Fond, Norman La Fond passed away October 28, 1996 at his home in Texas. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Joyce La Fond; brother, Charles; and a niece and nephew. After Mr. La Fond graduated from Elmira Free Academy, he attended Bowling Green State University in Ohio where he majored in Business Administration.

He then joined the Air Force where (among other bases) he served with the 331st Fighter Interceptor Squadron at Suffolk Air Force Base, Long Island, NY. He received the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal before receiving his honorable discharge in 1955. He then returned to Ohio University and graduated with his B.S.E.E. degree in 1958. Among other organizations he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Tau Beta Pi, engineering honorary and I.E.E.E.

Mr. La Fond spent 38 years in his field of engineering and electronics starting in research and development with Hazeltine Research Corporation progressing into management positions with Xerox Corporation in New York and Texas; with Computer Consoles; and then Sykes Corporation in Texas where he was Vice President of Engineering. Mr. La Fond retired from Xerox Corporation as a manager in 1994. Norman will be remembered for his special sensitivity in dealing with people.

He was a friend and mentor to many in business giving freely of his knowledge, time and patience. He received many certificates of merit from leadership conferences and enjoyed learning from them. His belief was in managing tasks through people, and he presented many seminars in this area. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna. Ave.

on Friday afternoon from 1:00 to 2:00 PM with Funeral and Committal Service there at the conclusion of calling hours. Father Leon Love of the Grace Episcopal Church will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. ROSS, Donald R. Age 69, of 76 Woodland Park, Elmira, NY, on Wednesday, October 30, 1996 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, following an extended illness.

He was predeceased by his father, R. Wilson Ross. Donald is survived by his mother, Edna M. Ross of Elmira; sisters and brothers-in-law, Christine and Roger Lenington of Wellsboro, Pa, Edna and James Austin of Crossville, TN. Donald, his father, and his mother were the owners of Ross Organ Company of Elmira.

They built and serviced organs in Elmira and the surrounding area for many years. Donald attended Calvary Baptist Church, Jobs Corners, Pa. Family and Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna. Ave. on Saturday from 11:00 to 12:00 pm with Funeral and Committal Services there at the conclusion of Calling Hours, Saturday at 12:00 pm.

The Rev. Robert Wilson will officiate. Interment at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. FUNERAL NOTICES Age 88 of 130 Oakwood Elmira Heights, NY, Tuesday, October 29, 1996 at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Father Tobin will lie in state at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 130 Oakwood Elmira Heights, NY from 7-9 PM on Friday, November 1, 1996. Father Tobin's Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, November 2, 1996 at 11:30 AM in St. Charles Borromeo Church with the Most Rev. Matthew J.

Clark, Bishop of Rochester, serving as Presider. Interment in St. Peter Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Arrangements by the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY. TOBIN, Rev.

William D. Deacon Stowell read the Gospel. Rev. Donnelly delivered the Homily. The offeratory gifts were presented by Jim's nieces, Eileen Pariso, Mary Worden, Colleen Huffner, and nephew, Thomas Costello.

Rev. Golden gave a short eulogy after communion. Burial with full Military Honors followed at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Rev.

Donnelly and Rev. Golden conducted the Gravesite Committal Prayers. Active Pallbearers were: John Marmor, Richard Motiska, Lewis Baney, Wilbur Heller, Donald Holton, and Gerald Steed. Honorary pallbearers were: Gene Woychak, Ronald Moss, Ronald VanDine, Michael Rush, Anthony Morrow, Robert Silvernail, Leon Baron, Thomas Pitt, Dick Gabett, Robert Kelley. WHITMORE, Hugh L.

Of W. Seneca, NY, formerly of Elmira, NY, Tuesday, October 29, 1996 in Buffalo, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home on Friday, November 1st from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Funeral Service will be held there on Saturday, November 2nd at 10:30 AM. Rev.

Dr. Robert A. Edmunds will officiate. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society in his memory..

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