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Press-Republican. (Plattsburgh, N.Y.) 1966-current, November 05, 1995, Image 1

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fa- ts K- fhie Hometown Newspaper ot Mm Clinton, Essex, Franklin Counties C Copyright 1995, Pre$i-Rei*ullc«^ >\ J BT iv, November 5.1995 feeh shut* down f taeuse in Big East owdown. SPORTS On Government Reform .. \How much confidence 4o you have in your local elected officials?\ 2% \Little\ \None\ \No answer\ 55% - \Do you support limits on the number of years elected officials can serve on town, village, city or county government boards?\ 8% \Yes\ \No\ 20% Find out what local voters feel is important via a P-R telephone poll. SPECTRUM Medicare, M|>difoid cuts will have imqjor impact On area hospitals. \'''•'•:•<:{ BUSINESS ,.* i 1 \ J ,'i»'.' -'\ No longer In Beverly Hills 90201,\ Shannon Doherty stars in a new film. PARADE WEATHER Partly sunny, breezy and cool. High near 40. INDEX Agriculture D-4 Bridge D-9 Business News D-l-5 Calendars C-2 Crossword C-3 Editorial. C-8-9 Entertainment C-6,7 Books B-ll Travel • B-10 Horoscope... C-3 Ann Landers C-3 Public Record A-5 Spprts „ B-l-9 Weather A-2 Weddings.Engagements.... C-5 LOTTERY LoHo 54:1,13,17, 25, 39, 42. Supplementary No.:33. Lery: 094. i 4\t 7545. . -M't 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 13, 14, l&%$0,32, 41, 47, 64, 55, 56, 59' -6S 73 79 N^ England: Plefc 3': 907. Pick i • M.gabuck,: 7, 9, 10, 31, By WANNA CAHN Associated Press Writer TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — P r i m.e Minister Yit? zhak Rabin, *| an Israeli war hero who ;,i became one ( of his' coun- ; i try's foremost ; architects of. peace, was Right-wing Jewish suspect in custody ed Saturday; night as he. Jeft, a, pro-peace rally* A suspect; a right-wing Jewish law student, was in custody. Rabin, 73, was about to get into his car. when thfj, gupman fired three bullets fro^ ,a k *]ipse distance, hitting Rabin in \the back and stomach. He was taken to Tel Aviv's Ichilov Hospital, where he died about an hour later on the operating table. Hundreds of people waiting outside the hospital burst into tears when Rabin's top aide, Eitan Haber, announced that Rabin had died. In spontaneous mourning, Israelis held up can- dles and cigarette lighters to ex- press their sorrow. Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, who was with Rabin at the i-jally and was only yards away when the shots were fired, assumed the leadership of the government,- Peres, who shared the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize with Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, has been firmly committed to the Mideast peace process. By law, when, a prime minister dies in office, the government is deemed to have resigned and becomes a transitional governm- ent. The president, Ezer Weiz- Israeli citizens knew ByDENISEA.RAYMO Staff Writer TEL AVIV, Israel - The assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Saturday shook the population of Israel, but one citizen said he is sure the trage- dy will not derail the Middle East peace process. David Davidovich is the man- ager of the Ghetto Fighter House (English translation), a museum dedicated to the preservation of material from the Holocaust just north of Tel Aviv. The museum hosted an inter- national delegation of educators, including Beekmantown Central School psychology and gov- ernment teacher Gary Duesberg for a few days, during which the assassination took place. In a telephone interview with the Press-Republican Saturday, Davidovich said some Israelis -thought something.terrible, would happen as the peace process forged ahead. \We were very naive. We knew p to. Jibiak about it. I think Israelis want peace, but there are differences on how we want to get it.\ The suspected assassin, Yigal Amir, 27, was involved in right- ly ing causes, including establishment of illegal settle- ments on the West Bank. Continued Page A-10 Murder spurs locffil rgactfan JyGERUNNE WRIGHT . Contributing Writer PLATTSBtjRGH - The'lead- er of the area's Jewish communi- ty said she holds onto the hope that the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin will not derail the peace he helped orchestrate. \It's a major tragedy regardless if you're a supporter of Rabin's politics or not,\ said Rab- bi Carla Freedman of Temple Beth Israel. \He was a man of stature in the peace process. TKiT question now is how is it going to impacfc-the peace. Our sense |s Israeli^ government's committ- Rouses Point teen killed in crash ByMARKHOLLMER Staff Writer CHAMPLAIN - A 16- year-old Rouses Point teen with his driver's permit was killed in a Ridge Road auto ac- cident Saturday that left his four passengers in critical or serious condition. Excessive speed is viewed as the cause. . Jason R. Rushford, of, 75 Pratt St., suffered massive head injuries and died at the accident site, said State Police Trooper Kent Olsen. Rushford and his four pas- sengers were not wearing seatbelts, Olsen said. The passengers: Judy Rushford, Jason Rushford's 37-year-old mother, suffered spinal inju- ries and a broken left arm and leg, Olsen said. She was taken to CVPH Medical Center and then Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt., where she was listed in critical con- dition. Michelle Rushford, 14, Jason Rushford's sister; suf- fered a possible ruptured spleen and internal injuries, Olsen said. She was in inten- sive care at CVPH and listed in serious condition. Jessica Atkins, 17, also of 75 Pratt St., suffered cuts, in- ternal injuries and a ruptured spleen, Olsen said. She was taken to CVPH Medical Center, where she was in in- tensive care and listed in serious condition. . Thomas Burkhart, 17, of 6 Crestview Way, was to go into surgery at CVPH Medical Center for a ruptured spleen. Continued Page A-4 SUNDAYS FEATURE gup Environmental cleanup projects continue at Plattsburgh base By JEFF MEYERS Staff Writer man, must begin contacts on the formation of a new government. Peres convened the shaken Cabinet ministers for a special mourning session in Tel Aviv late Saturday. One of the ministers, Yossi Sand, vowed that the gov- ernment would carry on Rabin's peace policies. In Washington, President Clinton said Rabin \risked his life to defend his country — to- day he gave his life to bring it a lasting peace.\ Arafat called Rabin a \great leader of peace.\ Israeli radio and TV reports identified the gunman as Yigal Amir, a 27-year-old law student from Herzliya who had been in- volved in right-wing causes, in- cluding setting up illegal settle- ments in the West Bank. TV -reports said Amir told his investigators he acted alone and that he did not regret the deed. Earlier Saturday, a previously unknown Jewish extremist group, identified only as \In claimed responsibility in an an- nouncement given to Israeli police reporters on their beepers. Government spokesman TJri Dromi said that \a Jewish Continued Page A-l 1 Continued Page A-10 PLATTSBURGH - The Air Force will spend $10 million this fiscal year to continue environmental cleanup projects on the former Platt- sburgh Air Force Base. About a dozen personnel from the Air Force Base Convergence Agency are still stationed at Pittsburgh and will remain there at least thfcee more ytears. \The Air Force lias taken the responsibility for cleaning the base, and we will probably be here through the bulk of that effort,\ said Michael Sorel, local environmental coordinator for the Base Realign- ment and Closure Committee. \Also someohe will be here through the long-term operation and maintenance of any systems we have in place (to monitor cleanup ef- forts).\ Originally, 40 sites were listed for cleanup on the base, including old landfills, hazardous chemical spills and lead-contaminated firing Continued Pag* A-3 Staff Photo/Scott Hite BEEKMANtOWN BLAZE: Firefighters from 12 different stations responed to a structure fire on Route 22 in Beekmantown just north of Buck's Discount. The storage barn didn't last very long at all; the flames, which shot high into the air, almost completely consumed the building. The fire • appears to have been caused by electrical problems. More than 15 fire departments were either called to fight the fire or stand by if needed. Story, Page A-3. Staff Photo/Mike Dowd Contractors work on environmental cleanup projects on Plattsburgh Air Force Base.

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