FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3,1995 GENERAL NEWS PRESS-REPUBLICAN PAGE 11 SUSPECT Continued from Page 1 ... \* -We were hostages because he owed money to the government,\ ' said Nubia Castellanos, a mother ordered onto the bus by Sang as 'she helped her autistic son get on. During the hijacking, Sang carried a bag and told police he had a bomb. But the device turn- • ed out to be one of the children's \ respirators and police found no weapon. rr~ The youngsters were on the I : Way to their school, Blue Lakes ; Elementary, when Sang forced ~his way aboard at a stop near the .church off the Palmetto Ex- 1 pressway southwest of downtown 1 Miami. He pushed aside Ms. ...^'fiagtellanos and told bus driver „• Alicia. Chapman in Spanish, \I'm • taking control,\ police said. '••. Mrs. Chapman, Ms. Castellanos, a school aide and 13 children, who are in kindergarten through fourth grade, were on the bus when Sang seized it. »The aide, Ms. Castellanos, her child and another student were let off during stops ordered by the hi- jacker before the bus reached Miami Beach. A convoy of pursuing police cars, lights flashing, quickly formed around the bus as the •; vehicle, with the door wide open ••' and the bus driver obeying the rules of the road, traveled at a cautious 35 mph to 40 mph, below the 55 mph limit. \The bus driver said she felt .• threatened, because the subject, ,.. when he argued with her, would reach inside his jacket. She thought he might shoot her,\ said Pat Brickman, a Metro-Dade police spokesman., . . \She kept ^he subject calm, she kept reasoning with him. She said 'I'll take you where you want to go.' I would give her a lot of credit not just for keeping the kids calm but for keeping this hijacker in a lucid state so that he didn't shoot anybody,\ he said. The ordeal, broadcast live on national television, ended outside Joe's Stone Crab, a popular res- taurant at the southern tip of Miami Beach. The bus came to a stop; one child jumped out and police fired one shot at Sang. Police then swarmed the bus's front door, and more shots were fired. Sang was then dragged along the sidewalk and into an alley. \Police opened the back door of the bus and motioned for theTuds to come off,\ said a witness,. Joe Belviso. \Police were grabbing the kids and carrying them away from the bus. One was crying, and the others had blank expres- sions on their faces.\ At least one youngster was cut by flying glass from a window broken when police shot the hi- j acker, and needed stitches on his forehead, school officials said. But none of the. students were seriously hurt. \When they got the ice cream, they felt a lot better,\'Dade County schools Superintendent Octavio Visiedo said. Schools spokesman Henry Fraind said Mrs. Chapman, the 46-year-old bus driver, is a \mod- ern-day hero.\ After being taken inside the restaurant, the children were put on a different bus to their school, where they and their parents hugged and wept. PLMTSBUE2GH GAPDENCENTED OUR CHRISTMAS SALE CONTINUES Fri., Sat. & Sun. Only! Nov, 3,4,5 2O% OFF ALL CHRISTMAS ITEMS •Wonderful New Ribbon Selection • J ff AA<v * V^X^ c ^S!%^^^^ n ^^°' M '' • Many new Christrnas picks to choose from • Gilbertie's Fragrances, Oils, Potpourri Cllh £ Carry 561-1695 • 128BoyntonAve.,Platrsburgh Pdld Politico! Adverting Paid Politico! Advertiiing Beekmantown, Chazy, Sciota-WestChazy Elect Neil P. Tallon Democratic Legislator Area 3^ PRESENT EXPERIENCE: Supervisor Town of Beekmantown NYS Parole Officer-Clinton Correctional Facility Chaplain of VFW Post 1466-Beekmantown PAST EXPERIENCE Chairman Beekmantown Zoning Board of Appeals-1 yr. Beekmantown Zoning Board of Appeals- 4 Years Clinton County Probation Officer • Masonry Contractor-Licensed Journeyman Bricklayer PSUC Graduate-1971 US Army-1966-1968 Dairy Farm Background GOALS: Meet the new challenges presented by the base closure and volatile Canadian economy. Strive for efficiency in county government as we achieved in the Town of Beekmantown Paid for by Clinton County Democratic Committee. Laminate looring Clinic Saturday, Nov. 4th - 10AM FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! Learn How to Install the World's Most Durable Floor Covering Like a Pro! is m The Revolutionary Laminiate Floor GREGORY BUILDING SUPPLY CENTER Tom Miller Road T/uulfafot Mon-Frl 7AM-6PM Plattsburgh H«i P uj u «An*i«rrh.c u rMr.*. Sat 8AM-5PM 561-2691 Sunday 9AM-3PM Continue from Pog«l mother after she. was artificially inseminated with the sperm of an anonymous donor and Jake's biological father did not object to \Stephen T.K.\ becoming the boy's legal father, according to court papers. \It's going to be very positive for Jake and it's really positive for children, in general,\ said \Stephen T.K.,\ who asked that his identity not be revealed. \There's a lot of people that benefited from this.\ Some Family and Surrogates' courts in the state have been allowing the filing of adoption petitions by unmarried partners, but many have not, according to -the-.American._.CMl .Xibjeutj.es. Union. Thursday's ruling will remove uncertainty in thousands of households, it said. As Kaye noted in her decision, some provisions of state adoption laws date back more than 100 years to a time before unmarried households were common. In any adoption arrangement, Kaye said, the welfare of the child must remain the most important consideration. She said unmar- ried couples can sometimes pres- ent far better households to children than single-parent ones. \Stephen T.K.'s\ attorney, Nicholas Priore of Utica, said that by allowing unmarried partners to adopt, the court can guarantee that the children receive a range of financial benefits that are now in question. \Child support, inheritance, health insurance, pension rights, Social Security benefits — those protections will all be there for the child,\ he said. It was easy to see Thursday why it took the unusually long time of nearly five months for the -«our-t-ta:-rnake-.a.-ruling in the case. The judges had apparently been engaged in a philosophical tug of war between Kaye and Judge Joseph Bellacosa, who wrote a 24-page dissenting opi- nion, one page shorter than Kaye's majority ruling. Bellacosa said the majority of the court went too far. Continued from Page 1 try stability if the separatists another breakaway. \The possibility that he would no longer be involved in the day- to-day sovereignty agenda is be- ing viewed as a favorable thing,\ said Rqb Palombi, a market analyst with MMS International. Although Bouchard was un- sure of his own future, he an- nounced a firm decision by his Bloc Quebecois to reverse their long-term plan to quit Parlia- ment. Instead, he said Bloc members would keep their seats, despite the referendum defeat, to fight proposals aimed at keeping Quebec in Canada. \The objective of sovereignty is more alive than ever,\ he said. \More than ever, it's important to have Quebeckers in Ottawa who defend the interests of Quebec when unprecedented attacks will be launched against us.\ The Bloc, with 53 seats, is Parliament's largest opposition party. A few Bloc members might resign, but special elections would be held to replace them, Bouchard said. Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien has promised that Parliament, controlled by his Liberal Party, will act swiftly on political changes intended to satisfy Quebec nationalists. Chretien said those changes would include formal recognition of Quebec as a \distinct society\ and a commitment that the con-, stitution would not be amended without Quebec's consent. Bouchard said these proposals were a \decoy\ and not worth discussing. Quebec will-negotiate^ with Ottawa on only one basis, he said: \Equal to equal, the day after the next referendum.\ 1» GoCa Celebration of the Arts sponsored by the North Country Bouet Ensemble Nov. 4,1995, 7:00PM Hors D'oeuvres, Desserts and Cash Bar Oi City Had Rotunda, Evening Attire Tickets avatiabte at Council on trie Arts or at the door Friday's Specials Chicken Louise A fresh boneless 8 oz. breast is floured & sauteed with shallots, mushrooms & cream Salmon & Sirloin A fresh fillet of salmon baked or cajun & a USD A choice top sirloin charbroiled, served with a side of Bearnaise sauce Rt. 3,1-87 Exit 37 Reservations Accepted I STEAK 563-0920 Paid Political Advertisement Paid Political Advertisement Paid Political Advertisement Support YOUR Clinton County Democratic TEAM Your County Wide Candidates David Donah County Coroner Susan Castine County Clerk Melissa McManus Area 1 David Hornell Area 2 Legislative Team • Progressive • Prudent • Professional UNDER FOUR YEARS OF DEMOCRATIC CONTROL YOUR LEGISLATURE HAS: • Replaced your emergency communications system to further protect you, our citizens • Implemented Enhanced 911 to save lives and decrease response time in critical situations »Supported your Sheriff's department to allow for increased Revenues from housing prisoners »Planned for the future by implementing 10 year Bridge and Road Improvement Plan and 10 year Building Improvement and Maintenance Plan • Responded to state and federal cuts by making the necessary tough decisions to maintain a stabilized tax rate • Supported Clinton Community College to allow our young people and all County citizens viable, affordable educational opportunity Jay LePage Area 7 Gladys Perry Area 8 Neil Tallon Area 3 Nancy Duf rain Area 4 Bob Shimko Area 9 Melvin Bruno Area 5 Leon Durocher Area 6 ~P~aTd tor b y r ~CH~rrtirn C^rtrir fy ' D~&m<yc-r-a-t-l-a Committee .. J'