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Convenience matkm to jeploce \ •' ' \' ^%p,t .ii'i\«in«ia«c^iii\yi<i,n»ii'iiiii|) in \\•' • FlupfJ^iters fevive woman whose heart had stopped. Page 3 wffy ^-T \\ J\^r Mm PresS'Renublic The Hometo etown Newspaper of |H Clinton, Lsse\, Franklin Counties Vol. 96 - No. 225 Copyright 1989. The Pre ^ Republics Plattsburgh, N.Y. 12901, Friday, April 14, 1989 Suggested Price: 35' 32 Pages 13 bodies found in cult killings By ELOY O. AGUILAR Associated Press Writer ' MATAMOROS. Mexico lAP) - One of the suspects in a cult of human sacrifice pointed out the grave of a 13th body on Thursday and police ordered him to dig it up, badgering him as he reeled from the heat and the stench. \You'll do it with your hands if you have to.\ one officer told Sergio Martinez after the suspect was handed a pick and shovel. Martinez, 22. had been taken back to a ranch near Matamoros. where a dozen bodies were unearthed Tuesday. He and other suspects have toid authorities there were 14 bodies buried on the ranch In a dramatic public confes- sion Wednesday, some of the five suspects in custody said victims were put to death in rit- uals that were intended to pro- vide a \magical shield\ for members of a drug-smuggling ring. Under the gaze of police on Thursday. Martinez went to work digging up the new grave and quickly revealed the body of a man in his 30s. Martinez said the man had been buried about four months ago. The suspect asked for a face mask but was told to keep work- ing. \You didn't need one when you buried him,\ an officer said. However. Martinez was given a mask minutes later when he said he could not dig because of the stench. Later Martinez col- lapsed and asked for water. Two onlookers with the police helped him complete the job. So far. the onlv victim to be $200 hike in SUNY tuition likely By DAVID BAUDER Associated Press Writer ••ttm \ AP LaserPhoto Sergio Martinez digs to un- cover a grave Thursday identified was Mark Kilroy. a 21-year-old University of Texas pre-medical student who was kidnapped on the streets of Matamoros last month during spring break. The suspects have said they killed at the demand of Adolfo de Jesus Constanzo. whom they called \godfather.\ They said Constanzo, 26, and Sara Maria Aldrete. 24, called the \witch believed human sacrifices gave the members of cult protection from harm. Cameron County Sheriff's Lt. George (iavito said that Con- stanzo, a Cuban who has con- tacts in Miami, was last seen Tuesday over the border in Brownsville. Texas. ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Stu- dents at the nation's largest public university system will likely face an estimated $200 tu- ition increase next year, legislators and student leaders close to negotiations over the state budget said Thursday. Even with a tuition increase and extra money that the Legislature plan's to pump into the budget proposed for the State University of New York by Gov. Mario Cuomo, SUNY officials will still need to cut services, sources said Negotiations over the budget aren't complete, but officials seem to have settled on a $200 tuition increase, according to both state Sen. Kenneth LaValle and Assemblyman Edward Sullivan, chairmen of th e Legislature's Higher Education committees. \Nothing's settled on until the budget is done, but there are some numbers that have been hanging tough for three or four days now.\ Sullivan said. The $200 tuition increase is one of those numbers, he said. University officials have com plained that the $1.36 billion SUNY budget Cuomo proposed would leave them about $47 mil- lion short of what they need simply to maintain services at their current level. Stott photo Mike Peters >r Hunger conference: Speakers for a panel discussion at Friday s North Country Conference on Hunger, sponsored by the Hunger Actio n Network of New York State, were (from left) Bruce Jackson, Franklin County legislator, Suzanne LaRocque, Franklin County HANNYS coordinator, the Rev. Steve Murray, pastor of Notre Dame parish in Malone, moderator Mark Dunlea, execu tive director of HANNYS; Rose Pandozy, commissioner of the Clinton County Department of Social Services, Greg Campbell, Clinton County legislator, an d Ben Driscoll, director of communi ty services of the Warren and Hamilto n Counties Communit y Actio n Agency. Th e conference, held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Keeseville, addressed a variety of hunger related topics in a day-long series of workshops an d presentations. Story, Page 5 SUNY tuition for New York state residents is $1,350 a year and hasn't been raised since 1983, when it jumped by $300. The hike being discussed would be for New York residents, who represent about 95 percent of the 380.000 students at the system's 64 campuses. Student leaders have been fighting hard against any tuition increase, but on Thursday Arlette Slachmuylder. president of the SUNY student associa- tion, said a hike was inevitable this year. She said she expected the increase to be between $200 and $300 dollars. \They're opposed to a tuition (increase), but they realize the inevitability of it at this point.\ Slachmuylder. also a member of the SUNY Hoard of Trustees, said of her fellow students. For each $100 of tuition in crease, SUNY would gam roughly $10 million That means state officials are looking to recoup about $20 million ol the $47 million SUNY leaders wan I restored through tuition Deal ready to send state hydro power NEW YOHK i \l'i A d< ,,i that will bring hvdropower Ironi Canada to downs! ate New \ nrk is ready for signing In t he New York Power Authority anil Hydro-Quebec, an official said Thursday. I nder the 21 year deal t< > begin in 100a. downstate New York would receive ! million kilowatts, the largesl single block ol hvdropov, er ever sent in the United States from ll\dn Quebec. Of that. SOO.000 kilowatts would be sent to utilities in | he New York City metropolitan area and 200.000 kilowatts would be used to run mass tran- sit and provide power for public buildings and oilier public works i n N e w York (' i t v and Westchester ('ount v \The savings over the lit.' ol the contract to New York stale consumers are projected at about $3 billion' said Power Authority spokesman Stephen Shoenholz. New York will pav 11 \ tiro Quebec $13.2 billion over the lite of the deal No date has been set for sign ing the ileal, which had ten tatively been agreed to in January 19K8, Shoenholz said Hydro-Quebec already has an export contract with the New York agency running from !07s to 199H. WEATHER Today, mostly sunny and pleasant Highs in the mid-50s. South winds 10 to 20 mph. Tonight, clouding up with a chance of showers late Lows 35 to 40. Chance of rain 40 percent INDEX Bridge 27 Business News 12,13 Classified 27-31 .Comics 26 Date Calendar 9 Editorial 4 Entertainment 24,25 Ann Landers 26 Lifestyles 8,9 Public Record 10,11 Sports..., 18-23 Weather 6 Lottery: 143 Win4': 7244 Keno : 1 4, 6. 7, 9, 21, 22, 36, 40, 45, 51, 56, 59, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 76. Rouses Pointer elected to national post Ottowqy News Service AUBANY — Rouses Point res- ident Arlene R. Penfield, a longtime member of several local school boards, has been elected vice president of the National School Boards Association, the group announced Thursday. Ms. Penfield thus adds the na- tional post to a long list of education posts over the last 15 years. Her other present posi- tions include membership in the New York State School Boards Association, membership in the Clinton-Esse x*Warren- Washington BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Ser- vices) and a trustee's seat orr the Clinton Community, tfcliege. The group named her its vice president at its annual conven- tion, held in Anaheim, Calif., on April 2. \These are exciting and challenging times for educa- tion,\ she said in a prepared statement. \We are faced with the problems of children who are at risk of never completing school without special support.\ \These are great challenges, but we can — and must — rise to meet them,\ she said. In 1985, the New York State Board of Regents awarded her the James E. Allen Jr. Memorial Award for distinguished service to education. Ms. Penfield is the only school bdard member ever to receive the awarll, named for the late state education commis- sioner. -•'.-..--' Photo Provided Lt. Gen. Leroy J. Manor Local military man succeeds by applying general principals By MARK GRUENBERG U ASHINCTON - To para- phrase the old K.F. Mutton commercial, when I A. (ien. I.--i<>\ J Manor talks, the secre- tary ol defense listens - especi- ally when the topic is special operations. That's the consensus opinion ol colleagues inside and outside the military who have followed the career of Manor, a Beekman- town native who spent 36 years in Army Air Corps and U.S. Air Force. Hut Manor says there's some- times an exception to that con- sensus of listeners: the president of the United States. That's because the president has to weigh other factors in deciding whether to approve a special- operat ions mission. A special-operations mission uses units from all military ser- •. ices, usually trained in tight secrecy, for delicate and danger- ous operations - such as the I ( i70 raid Manor led on a Viet- namese camp for I'.S. prisoners 1 it wa r Uur biggest problem is the decision to move.'' Manor said in an interview Irom his Virginia home recently. \Special opera- l ions require action from the president. And they have to he carefully considered because of national and international im- plications. \On the other hand, especially when you're dealing with hijack- ing and hostage situations, you have to move fast. \We ought to develop a real good capability in this and let the world know we could use it,\ he comments. A military career hasn't (hanged Manor much, at least physically. About the only dif- ference, he says, \is that 1 have a few gray hairs\ among the predominant brown ones. And the 5-foot-10-inch 155-pound former officer keeps trim by running marathons. The defense secretary isn't the only one listening to Manor's discussions of special operations — such as the unsuccessful raid to rescue the U.S. hostages in Iran in 1980 and the Son Tay raid near Hanoi in 1970. So do officers at the National War College in Washington's Fort McNair, where he lectured March 28. So do his colleagues at the Reserve Officers Associa- tion, which Manor headed for six years after his 1980 retirement from active duty, and so do the special-operations people themselves, when he talks at their Florida and California bases. Retired, but active For, though Manor is officially retired, reality is different: He serves on several Defense Department advisory commit- tees on special operations and does consulting work on the topic for defense-oriented think tanks, such as the Rand Cor- poration. \1 was a Spec 4 (specialist fourth class) in the Air Force public affairs office when I met him.\ says Air Force Maj. Fran Tunstall, the service's spokesman on special 'opera- tions. \1 studied the Son Tay raid, and we were all tickled to death, because it was good news at a time when we didn't have ..** very much good news\ from the Indochina War. Manor's permanent home is near the Special Operations Command's headquarters in Florida. Retains local ties But Manor maintains local ties. His mother, Delia Rose Manor, lives on the family farm near Beekmantown. His brother, Lawrence, is a state Bureau of Criminal Investigations officer in Potsdam. And Manor, a graduate of Plattsburgh State University College — when it was still Plat- tsburgh Normal School — taught in his old hometown's School District 10 before enlisting in the Army Air Corps just after Pearl Harbor. The Air Corps later became the U.S. Air Force \I think a great deal of the North Country,\ he says, even though he and his wife, Dolores, divide their time between the Florida home and another they own near Richmond, Va. Manor says that since the 1980 Iran raid, the military's special-operations capabilities are improving — and that's im- portant, he adds, because special-operations units can combat terrorism. One big problem in doing so, though. Is gaining entree into and intelligence about terrorist organizations, in order to frustrate terrorist plans in ad- vance, he says. \The initiative is always with > the perpetrators, and it's not an * easy problem to- solve,\ he ad- ,- 16

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