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.1 - iP.- Page 2A • The Chronicle-Express, Penn Yan, N.Y., August 22,1990 EdlTO R IA l ------- L etters TO t I ie EdiTOR A look into yesterye; Says thanks To the Editor: Village of Penn Yan playgrounds have completed another successful summer. I owe a great big thanks to Bob Church and J e n y Nissen for being so cooperative ahd help­ ful this summer. Another big thank you goes to our playground leaders: Jennifer Marchionda, Kiki Seago, Molly Fullagar, and all the JTPA par­ ticipants. We spent sometime at the lake this year and we need to .thank the lifeguards and maintenance crews at both beaches. During the summer, we took many field trips and some people helped with various activities. These include: the Oliver House, Keuka Putt, the Owl’s Nest, Eddie Davis, the Sheriff’s office, the Youth Bureau Puppet Show, Seabreeze Park, Marchionda Trucking, Down’s Department Store, the 4-H Nutrition Program, and Byrne Dairy. My final thank you goes to all the children and parents for making this summer very fun and successful! Mandy £ . Stewart Playground Director Need spirit To the Editor: 1 just had to write. I just watched the Firemen’s Parade, and we wondered why the Penn Yan Mustang Marching Band was not the first band. Then we saw them. Fifteen whole people — two were teachers; no uniforms; no color guards! It was embarrassing and humiliating. People from other towns and this town made com­ ments around us. What do the people of Penn yan say? We were in shock! Is this the spirit of Penn Yan? What happened to when we could applaud our band as they marched down the street, not shake our heads and wonder what happened. That many people could not have been on vacation. Where are the Band Boosters? Is our band only a nine-month band that can’t even march in Penn Van’s parades? My son goes into the Academy soon. W11 there be a band then? This town needs all the town spirit it can get. If we can make the world’s largest pancake, surely we can have a marching band that consists of more than 13 kids! Let’s do something! Carol Clawson Cornwell S treet Penn Yan Im p ortant law To the Editor: One of this year’s most critical health care actions was the bailout of New York State’s ailing hospitals. After all, the state’s sys­ tem of health care depends first and foremost on the condition of its health care providers. Over the past year, it’s been reported that the condition of New York’s hospitals is failing. A great deal of attention has been focused on the deepening financial crisis in the operation of the state’s ap­ proximately 250 public and private hospitals. Reports have estimated ^ese hospitals have run up operating losses of more than $1 billion in each of the last two years. Much of the blame for the losses has been placed on the reimbursement system put into effect in 1968, coupled with such dramatic problems as the nursing shortage, crowded - emergency rooms, rapidly increasing labor costs,' and the enormous expense of treating patients with AIDS and drug-related conditions. Recently, a new law was enac­ ted to implement a revised for­ mula for inpatient and outpatient funding for hospitals and health care. This action had to be taken due to the reported financial crisis, but also because the cur­ rent three-year hospital reimbur­ sement formula, which deter­ mines the amount hospitals are paid by Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and private insurers, ex­ pires on Dec. 31,1990. The new law will result in a $420 million package to help the financially troubled health care delivery system. Under the provisions of the law, the state will provide $52 million through increased Medicaid payments, which will result in an automatic increase in contributions from the federal government, local gov­ ernments and private insurers, who will pay the rest. Funding will be provided to: es­ tablish a $20 million basic health insurance coverage program for uninsured needy children; in­ crease the salaries and benefits of nurses and other health care professionals, to help alleviate the impact of increased labor costs; help hospitals provide com­ prehensive care, such as trauma centers, burn centers and AIDS clinics; relieve emergency room overcrowding; help pay for tech­ nology advancements; deal with unexpected capital expenses like asbestos removal; cover the cost of programs in productivity, recruit­ ment, retention and incentives of personnel; assist rural hospitals in recruiting doctors; and provide for a hospital-based primary care program that includes family practice clinics. ‘ Affordable and accessible quality health care is one of the most crucial issues facing this state, and nation. That’s why the recent enactment of the hospital reimbursement law is so impor­ tant. Sen. J o h n (Randy) Kuhl, Jr. 52nd Senate District On reform plan To t h e E d itor: One of the responsibilities of government is to take care of people in times of need. Since 1935, the federal government had provided protection to these people through the public welfare system. Over the years, the system has grown but its capacity to help people get back on their feet has greatly diminished. In an effort to correct the prob­ lem, Congress passed the Federal Family Support Act of 1988, re­ quiring all states to reform their welfare programs by Oct. 1, 1990. The New York Legislature this session approved a reform plan that not only meets the goals set by the federal law, but also en­ hances the opportunities available to our public assistance recipients for gaining employment. The main thrust of the revised program is services not sanctions. Instead of punishing those trying to leave the welfare system by cutting services. New York will ex­ tend many benefits such as day care, training and education. These support services are the very tools that will help recipients reach the goal of getting out of the system. Under the new law, employable welfare recipients, except for mothers with children under the age of 3, are required to enter some type of job training or education program. The legisla­ tion targets young adults with F e lt no pride To the Editor: I wonder how many people were as disappointed as I at the Aug. 11 Firemen’s Parade? Our school band certainly wasn’t out to im­ press anyone. They looked like they were a t a practice session in jeans and t-shirts. Where were those expensive uniforms that we Penn Yan residents paid for? There was a band of senior citizens that put them to shame. What has happened to our hometown pride? I have alw ^ s had a great sense of pride and a lump in my throat when our Academy band marched by — even in the old uniforms. I felt no pride a t the Firemen’s Parade. Berdine Van Sickle Monell S treet Penn Yan Letters to the Editor The Chronicle-Exprese welcomes letters to the ed ito r on topics of g e n e ral interest. The w r iter’s sig­ nature, a d d ^ s s and telephone num b e r m u st accom ­ pany the letter. Names will be w ithheld in certain cases, b u t th e above inform a tion m u st accom p any th e l e tte r w h e n i t is subm itted fo r publication. The new spaper reserves th e r ig h t to ed it letters fo r con­ ten t and length. L e tters for th e Sept. 5 issue of The Chronicle-Expreee should be subm itted by noon, Thursday, Aug. 30 d u e to L a b o r D ay h o liday schedule changes. L e tters for p u b lication o th e r w eeks m u st be subm itted by n o on o n Friday. EldERbERRy blTS Thought for the Week:. “The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool” — George San­ tayana. Sunday morning, two little boys rode their bicycles into my yard. The blonde haired little fellow as­ ked, “Do you have a big brown and black dog staying at your house?\ I assured him that I had no dog. The other little fellow was smaller and had black hair. He said, “A d<^ like that just tried to bite my bicycle tires off.\ The bttle boys were scared. Why should little fellows like that be frightened by dogs that should be on a leash? Bridges Again Last spring, we were assured that the bridge on the Ray Crosby Road would be rebuilt in August. The month is nearly gone and nothing has been done. Roy Lit- teer must be tired of fording Big Stream for over two years, every time he wants to reach one por­ tion of his farm. ' One man remarked that he was ready to sell his land in Yates by Bernice Stanhope. County and move into Schuyler County where they got things done. A Lucky Man Steve McClann of Wayne is a very lucky person. He was cutting wood, working alone, in the Gasper Gully on the Vince D’ln- gianni farm on Dutch Street. In some way, his saw became lodged and in trying to dislodge it, he gashed his leg badly, then fell over eight feet down the loose shale-covered bank. He managed to crawl up the bank, drive his truck to the farmhouse and from there tele­ phone the emergency group. By this time he was too “all in\ to call his wife. “Kidprint” Your Child Each child has different little mannerisms. One may twist her hair when watching TV. Another may roll his eyes when talking. Recording these mannerisms could be invaluable to the police, should the child ever be reported missing. Each child is different and cap­ turing that uniqueness on videotape is the purpose of Block- (Eljnmtrlr-lExprpaa 138 Main Street, Penn Yan, New York George M. Barnes Loree K. Mac Kerchar Publisher Editor GREENHOW NEWSPAPERS American Publishing Company ot New York buster Video’s new service called “Kidprint”. Blockbuster will videotape children from infancy to age 12 free of charge in 1,000 stores in 43 states. The 3-minute’ recordings are the property of the parents. President Raymond Schneider does not claim to have a solution to the missing children problem. “We hope ‘Kidprint’ will help people become more aware of the increasing need for child safety,” he said. “Each child will be asked his name, where he lives, age, and a little about sisters, brothers and where they go to school. Then, if time permits, there will be a little small talk between the child and the phot<^apher.” RCA has donated the camcor­ ders to the Blockbuster stores for his public service. Blockbuster will not keep a copy of the videotapes or a record of the children taped. By recording the child’s image, voice and man­ nerisms, Schneider says, parents of missing children would have an up-to-date composite to share with police. But, he says, parents of young children must remember that children change greatly from month to month and that tapes must be updated. Some 350,000 children were ab­ ducted nationwide by family members in 1988, according to a study of missing children released in May by the Justice Depart­ ment. The study also estimates Continued on page 3A children who lack a high school diploma, parents of young children who’ve been receiving aid three out of six years and those whose youngest child will be in­ eligible for aid within two years. During the education or train­ ing process, medical insurance and day care costs will be paid for by the state and will be continued through a transitional period while- participants establish economic independence. Other support services, including counseling and job search assis­ tance, will also be provided to par­ ticipants. By providing these ad­ vantages, we will be helping needy New Yorkers to become self- supporting and liberate themsel­ ves from the welfare system. Steady employment is an economic necessity for a family seeking a route of poverty. New York’s reformed welfare structure will act as the vehicle that will help carry them to their destina­ tion. Mel Miller Speaker New York S tate Assembly By MORRIS REDDOUT 60 Years Ago, 1930 Workmen are busy remodeling St. Michael’s School. Lloyd Pitzsimmon of Pulteney was awarded a full four-year scholarship to Hobart College. Fred Tbomas announced his candidacy for Yates County dis­ trict attorney. Mr. and Mrs. Judson Dayton of Rushville observed their 50th wedding anniversary. 50 Years Ago, 1940 Donald Campney was hired to teach industrial arts a t Penn Yan Academy. The Rev. John Fowler is the new pastor of Second Milo. Miss Mary Jacobs opened a beauty shop in the Sheridan building. Lester Kinyoun won the Geneva Times circulation contest for the Penn Yan area. 40 Years Ago, 1950 Sidney Short was elected secretary-treasurer of the Finger Lakes C^lf Association. Rodney Pierce purchased the Arrowhead Garage in Wayne. Miss Murbelle Carey of Dundee is the new employee a t the Coffee Shop. Rocco Bottom of Prattsburg be­ came a licensed funeral dire«. 30 tears Ago, I960 ^ Emmanuel Baptist annou^ plans to build a new churA' Main Street. Miss Joyce Buck was appq. cafeteria manager of G«ti^ Central School. ^ Linda Lynn was elected president of the Lake Water Planner’s Club. ^ George Tinney purchased old Harford Place. 20 Years Ago, 1970 F. Richard Fisher resigned chairman of the Penn Yan Utk Renewal Agency. ^ The Bethel Baptist Churdi Gorham began building its * church. Miss Carol Lockwood bee^ the new 4-H home econornijij the Yates County office. The Penn Yan Fire memorial monument dedicated. 10 Years Ago, 1980 Tina Woodard of Dundee named Miss Yates Cioun^. Heather Wachob took the jdL in shot put and discus at the e J pire State Games. The TYanselco Division of Pej, Corporation celebrated its 2oi| anniversary. Sam and Esther McElwee it served their 50th anniversai^. e\ N 4 if from The Chronkle-Exprci* F iles.. / A look back Hiroiig*- Time At people, places and events Record^ as (hey happened.,> Editor’s Note: The following article was copied from a n old scrapbook by Catharine Spen­ cer and is provided through the courtesy of the Yates County Genealogical a n d His­ torical Society. Handicapping Penn Yan Penn Yan Democrat, July 6, 1917 — A week ago a man of prominence in the Middlesex Val­ ley wrote to the Democrat: \Started for Penn Yan this morning on “bus for Stanley; “bus broke down and missed train con­ nections. It is getting to be a hard matter for people in this section to get to Penn Yan.” Keuka.” Last Sunday the New York Central Railroad took oif two pas­ senger trains from the Penn Yan- Dresden branch. The present schedule discourages people along the line and in Dresden coming to Penn Yan to trade. The only pas­ senger service on this road now is one morning and one evening train. A person coming to Penn Yan from Dresden must reach here a t 8:35 a.m. and remain until 7:20 p.m. would, we believe, result in il,| running of a train somewl near the middle of the day New York Central road. J A woman from Pulteney said in^ Penn Yan last week: _, tt ■ i “Hardly anybody comes to'Penn Yan from around Pulteney, to trade, because of the poor service for passenger traffic on Lake These conditions, if allowed to continue will cost the businessmen > of Penn Yan thousands of dollars annually. This is a matter in which every resident of the village should be interested. A vigorous protest to the Railroad Company, and if necessary a complaint to the Public Service Commission, The Erie railroad owns th Lake Keuka boats, and naturaJi they are interested in pulling i the business possible to Han mondsport. Every season forlb past few years the businessmw! Penn Yan have complained oftb boat service, and each year tfc have succeeded in wringlingson concessions from the Erie. Tit best service of which the boatstn now capable would be pa enough. Of course, passenger traffic» the lake is light compared will years ago, but the Erie Railroe having prevented the constnidm of a railroad to Penn Yan alttg the east side of the take, ought li| be compelled to give the villsgi better boat service. I WE WANT YOU! TO SUBSCRIBE TO uUfF OlfjrmtirlF-lExprwB DELIVERED EACH WEEK WITH YOUR MAIL OR BY CARRIER USE THIS COUPON Please Indicate The Delivery You Prefer □ CARRIER DELIVERY YOU PAY 3S f p e r WEEK IN PENN YAN '16.00 in Yates County *19.00 Elsewhere In the continental United Slates □ U.S. MAIL Your Name _________________________ Street. Number Town State Z ip _ 138 M a in St. P e n n Y a n P h o n e : 315-536-442j ■=.. V- ■ - 1 ■Cl. Vl

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