The LEADER OBITUARIES | NEWS MONDAY | OCTOBER 5 | 2009 | 5A
Continued from 2A
imity to an elementary
school, a community sports Mullen,
complex, homes, day care
from which to provide serv-
centers, aquifers, and wet-
lands which feed into the
ices to the region’s natural
gas drilling industry. A
large fleet of trucks will be
Chemung River, Catherine
Creek and Seneca Lake. “Unfriendly
The primary concerns are
based there, and the com-
pany will store and distrib- water and air pollution,
and the potential for acci-
ute hazardous materials,
including the chemicals dents. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
used in hydraulic fracturing Others support the proj-
fluids. ect because it will likely LA PORTE CITY, IOWA |
Many area residents are boost the local economy, Peg Mullen, an author and
concerned about the facili- providing up to 400 jobs former Iowa farm wife who
ty because of its close prox- and tax revenues. hounded the U.S. military
to find the truth about her
son’s death in Vietnam, has
“It does not meet the cri-
died. She was 92.
Continued from 2A teria the president laid out Jeanne Mullen said Sunday
before the joint session of that Mullen passed away
health care. This is a step in Congress,” Massa said. Friday at a nursing home in
the right direction away “Nor does it meet my crite- La Porte City.
from the congressman’s ria for reforming the Peg Mullen wrote the
proposal.” inequalities and inefficien- 1995 book “Unfriendly Fire:
In the past, Massa has A Mother’s Memoir” after
cies in our health care sys-
expressed support for a sin- her son Michael died at age
tem today. I will not go
gle-payer health care sys- 25 when a U.S. artillery
boldly in the wrong direc-
tem, in which the govern- shell fell short and killed
tion and I believe at this
ment pays for care deliv- him on Feb. 18, 1970, near
point, that’s what this legis-
ered in the private sector. the South Vietnamese vil-
Under a single-payer sys- lation does.”
Massa also said he would lage of Tu Chanh.
tem, doctors are paid by the “This is the first book
government on a fee-for- not support H.R. 3200 if it
adds to the national deficit. you’ve got from the family
service basis, but the gov- side of a Vietnam story,”
ernment does not own or “We are waiting for the
Congressional Budget Mullen told The Associated
manage medical practices THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Press in a 1995 interview
and hospitals. Office to score this bill and Somali President Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed talks with a reporter at his
officially tell us how much before the book was
Medicare is an example hotel room Sunday in St Paul, Minn. Ahmed is meeting with members of released.
of a single-payer system. it’s going to cost,” Massa Minnesota’s Somali community to build support for a stable government
said. “All previous esti- “All you’ve read every-
Massa was one of the co- in his country. After Minnesota, he’ll head to Chicago and Columbus, where is the blood and the
sponsors of H.R. 676, the mates show this legislation Ohio.
added to deficit. The presi- guts,” she said. “But you
Expanded and Improved haven’t had anything com-
dent and I both agree, I will
Medicare for All Act.
While Massa has said in
the past he still supports a
not sign a bill that will add
to the federal deficit. Right
Somalia president condemns ing out of what went on as
far as the family, as far as
brothers and sisters and
single-payer system, he also
knows it does not have
enough support in
now it’s not deficit-neu-
Reed called for Congress
terror recruiting in Minn. mothers and dads.”
Almost from the day
Mullen and her husband,
Congress to pass. to stop arguing and act to BY AMY FORLITI Gene, who died in 1986,
Ahmed was in the the young men who left
He’s said he’d rather bring down health insur- Associated Press Writer Minneapolis area – home the area “were stolen and learned that Michael had
focus his effort on propos- ance costs. of the largest Somali popu- taken without the knowl- been killed, she tried to get
als that have a chance of “I think ultimately what ST. PAUL, MINN. | The lation in the U.S. – to build edge of their parents and more information about
becoming law. He did we need to start doing is president of Somalia on support as his government imams.” He said he met their son’s death from the
express regret the Senate move forward with the Sunday denounced the tries to bring peace to the with imams from area U.S. military.
Finance Committee reject- areas we can agree on, lia- recruiting of young men Horn of Africa country mosques and “we agreed Her full-page ad in The
ed attempts to create a pub- bility reform, torte reform, from Minnesota’s huge that has been plagued by that they were really sorry Des Moines Register protest-
lic option. getting rid of the restriction Somali community for ter- violence for decades. The with what happened, ing the war and her march-
The lack of a public on state-to-state provision rorist activity in his war- nation of 7 million people which tarnished their es in anti-war demonstra-
option, Massa said, was one of health insurance. That, ravaged homeland, and has not had a functioning image and that of our reli- tions put her on par with
of the reasons he does not to me, will open up compe- said he plans to work with government since 1991, gion.” more notable protesters of
support H.R. 3200, the tition and drive down the U.S. government to when clan-based warlords He said the Somali gov- the day.
health care reform bill cur- costs, and that is the ulti- bring those still alive back overthrew a dictator and ernment agrees to work Mullen received many
rently in the House of mate goal.” home. then turned on each with state and federal gov- letters, phone calls and
President Sheik Sharif other. ernments, as well as notes from other parents
Sheik Ahmed spoke with Ahmed was elected by imams and parents, to pre- who had lost sons and com-
READ stories by Erdrich and
The Associated Press while
visiting the Minneapolis
Somalia’s parliament in vent more recruiting. bat veterans who told her
Continued from 2A January, but his govern- When asked what the they knew and had served
Students will also be able area, where authorities with her son.
ment has little control. A Somali government could
to sample Native American believe as many as 20 The book includes 40 let-
classroom. group called al-Shabab, do to help, he said “we
young Somali men – possi- ters from her son, along
cuisine on their school which the U.S. says has hope to reach out to these
Middle school students bly recruited by a vision of with an account of her con-
lunch menus and view the ties to al-Qaida, has taken young men and explain to
will see a performance by jihad to fight – returned to versation one night in 1989
1998 film “Smoke Signals.” over most of Somalia and them how wrong what
the Red Hawk Native the impoverished nation
boosted its numbers with they are doing is, and that with the man who told her
Residents can receive a over the last two years.
American Dance Group, foreign fighters. There are they should return to the he had fired the fatal shell.
free copy of the book at the At least three have died
high school students will near-daily battles in safety of their families.” It also lambasts Norman
in Somalia, including one
listen to an hourlong pres- Southeast Steuben County Mogadishu, the country’s Ahmed met Sunday Schwarzkopf, the Persian
who authorities believe
entation by author Joseph Library while supplies last. capital, and tens of thou- afternoon with relatives of Gulf War general who was
was the first American sui-
Corning Meals on Wheels sands of civilians have some of the young men Michael’s battalion com-
Bruchac, and elementary cide bomber. Three others
have pleaded guilty in the died. who died. They told him mander in Vietnam.
students will enjoy a visit will distribute copies of the
U.S. to terror-related Many of the country’s about their sons and what The autobiography was a
by the Southeast Steuben book to interested clients former leaders, scholars had happened to them. follow up to “Friendly Fire,”
County Library’s Mad Oct. 27. and other dignitaries relo- “He gave us very hearty a book by C.D.B. Bryan and
“We believe this is a
Hatters Storytelling Troupe, For details on the pro- wrong action, that these cated to the Minneapolis condolences,” said Abdir- a television movie of the
who will share children’s gram, call 936-3713. young men were wronged, and St. Paul areas. Many izak Bihi, a community same name that starred
they were robbed out of were educated and started leader and uncle of one of Carol Burnett and Ned
their life. Their parents successful businesses in the boys. “We feel much Beaty.
INMATES mentally ill inmates has
improved but still needs
were wronged,” Ahmed the region and send mil- better.” According to the
University of Iowa library’s
Continued from 3A told the AP through an lions of dollars back to Ahmed told Bihi that he
work, Beck said. He said the interpreter. “The laws of Somalia. thinks about Bihi’s Iowa Women’s Archives,
Fishkill program had the United States were vio- The Somali community nephew, 18-year-old Burh- Mullen was born in 1917 in
other inmates to gauge the
encouraging potential. lated. The security of in Minnesota numbered an Hassan, every day and Pocahontas, about 140
program’s effects. It’s the
“This population, more Somalia was violated. So 35,000 in 2007, according is reminded of the tragedy miles northwest of Des
first study of its kind in the
than others, needs that we condemn (them) with- to the Census. of young lives lost to ter- Moines. She was inducted
United States. into the Iowa Women’s Hall
sense of how they can take out reservation.” Ahmed told the AP that rorism, Bihi said.
About 15 percent of New of Fame in 1997.
York’s prison population – responsibility for their
representing about 8,000 lives,” he said.
inmates – is being treated But he said the prison Choir to begin Corning. Dr. Herb Environment of Change and banjo. The event is free and
for some kind of mental ill- system’s culture needs to MacDonell will present “60 Adversity,” Wednesday at open to the public. For
ness, state officials said. shift to make sure whatever rehearsals Years of Forensic Investig- the college. The event is details, visit www.myspace
New York’s prison system gains inmates make aren’t ation,” a program high- open to all leaders, .com/dormannlibrary.
CAMPBELL | The lighting some of the high- managers, HR professionals,
has shifted its approach to negated in day-to-day life. Campbell Community Choir profile cases he has worked and management and Museum to offer
inmates with mental illness For the program to have will begin rehearsals for its on in his career. Tickets are human resources students.
in recent years, following real impact, “it has to be annual Christmas Cantata, $30 and may be purchased Registration is $125 for lecture Thurs.
the settlement of a lawsuit, supported” in the prison “Hope Has Hands,” at at the hospital gift shop or HRATT and SHRM members ELMIRA | The Chemung
said Howard Holanchock, staff’s dealings with men- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Brown’s Cigar Store. Proc- and $150 for nonmembers. Valley History Museum will
assistant mental health tally ill inmates, Beck said. Thursday at the Campbell eeds from the event will For details, visit www.hratt. offer a lecture on Elmira
commissioner for the state United Methodist Church. benefit the hospital. For org or call 562-7103. College at 7 p.m. Thursday.
“You can’t do it in the
Department of Correctional The choir is directed by details, call 937-7455. Elmira College Archivist
classroom, then when they Pamela DeWolf. Everyone is Library to Mark Woodhouse will
get out of the classroom, welcome to attend.HRATT to hold discuss the history of the
“Before, maybe we were disempower them every host musician college, founded in 1855,
more about care, custody other way,” he said. Auxiliary to hold conference BATH | The Dormann and explain why it is known
and control,” he said, but
luncheon CORNING | The Human Library Chapters Cafe will as “the mother of women’s
now, “it’s understood that Resource Association of the host singer-songwriter Bob colleges.” The program,
we’re trying to have an On the Net: CORNING | The Corning Twin Tiers and the Corning Demonstoy at 6:30 p.m. part of the museum’s fall
impact on the population Hospital Auxiliary will hold a Community College Human Thursday. Demonstoy lecture series, is free and
who come into our Center for Urban CSI: Corning Luncheon Resources Department will performs a wide variety of open to the pubic. For
system.” Community Services: from 12-2 p.m. Wednesday hold their annual fall original and cover tunes on details, call 734-4167.
The state’s treatment of http://www.cucs.org/ at the Radisson Hotel conference, “Leading in an guitar, bass guitar and ■ Staff reports
KEVIN M. WAIGHT Alfred State College where Preceding him in death The family will receive
he studied Electrical were his father, Danny friends on Tuesday,
Kevin M. Waight, 26, of Technology. He lived and Waight on Oct. 1, 2000, his October 6, from 5-8 PM at OBITUARY & DEATH NOTICE POLICY
1990 St. Rte. 36, Jasper, worked in North Carolina maternal grandfather, the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. ■ The Leader publishes death notices free of charge.
died Friday evening, for 3 years where he was a Ernest Harvey and his Funeral Home, 1607 Main Obituaries are paid advertisements.
natural gas transmission paternal grandparents, ■ The deadline for death notices is 8 p.m. every day.
October 2, at St. James St. Woodhull. Funeral serv-
pipeline inspector for Dale & Velma Waight. They may be faxed to 936-9939. Death notices will only
Hospital in Hornell as the ices will follow there at
Quality Services Surviving are his mother, be accepted from funeral directors.
result of a motor vehicle 8:00 PM.
Laboratories. He recently Sandra Waight of Jasper, ■ Paid obituaries may be submitted:
accident in the Town of Burial will be in Jasper
moved back to Jasper and his brothers, Todd Waight
Troupsburg. Cemetery. Weekdays | Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday
was employed as a contrac- (Ashley Smith) of Wayland, through Friday, by calling 936-4651.
Born in Hornell on tor for the Natgun Corp., a NY, Eric Waight of Jasper,
Weekends and holidays | Between 9 a.m. and noon
March 10, 1983, he was the
son of Danny P. and Sandra
water storage tank refur-
Paul Sims of Norwich, NY
and Jason Sims of Jasper,
Acly-Stover by calling 936-4651, Ext. 652.
Funeral Home ■ Paid obituaries may also be faxed during the above
M. Harvey Waight. Kevin Kevin was an avid hunter his grandmother, Patricia Direct Cremation hours to 962-0782.
was a 2001 graduate of and fisherman and was a Harvey of Canisteo and $1,393.00 ■ To e-mail obituaries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jasper-Troupsburg Central great fan of NASCAR racing many aunts, uncles and 936-9531
School and had attended and playing horseshoes. cousins. aclystoverfuneralhome.com