Stars At Telethon Not The Celebrities

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					 22                                                                                                                                   The Altamont Enterprise — Thursday, January 20, 1983

Stars At Telethon                                                                                                                                               Mansion Cuts
                                                                                                                                                                Visiting Hours
Not The Celebrities
         By MAC FULLER
                                                                                                                                                                   Schuyler Mansion State Historic
                                                                                                                                                                Site will be open to the public on a
                                                                                                                                                                reduced winter schedule until April
                                                                                                                                                                1. The site will welcome visitors on
                                        center's pre-school program in                                                                                          a walk-in basis for guided tours
   The annual Weekend With The                                                                                                                                  Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Stars telethon for Cerebral Palsy is    1977 and its primary school in 1978.                                                                                    and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. Visits
scheduled for this weekend at the          He operates an electric wheel-                                                                                       by classes and other interested
Empire State Plaza beginning at 11      chair with a chin control for                                                                                           groups will be accommodated
p.m., Saturday, Jan. 22 through 6       mobility, an electric typewriter                                                                                        Wednesday through Saturday by
p.m., Sunday, Jan. 23 on Channels       with a head pointer to complete                                                                                         advance reservation. Call 474-3953
10 and 19 (WTEN and WCDC).              classroom assignments, and a                                                                                            to make an appointment.
   The real stars are not necessar-      language board or a handivoice to                                                                                         The winter months allow site
 ily the well-known entertainers         communicate. He also uses a                                                                                            staff to do work and special
 who appear in person, but the           Swedish feeder, an adaptive device                                                                                     research projects that can't be
 clients of the Center for the          that allows him to feed himself,                                                                                        readily attended to during the
 Disabled, located at 314 South         with supervision. Jimmy receives                                                                                        spring and summer months. The
 Manning Blvd., Albany.                  daily supervision in reading, math,                                                                                    mansion, located at 32 Catherine
    The goal of the Center for the       science and social studies and                                                                                         St., Albany, will resume regular
 Disabled is to provide a compre-        weekly in swimming and physical                                                                                        hours on April 1.
 hensive range of services to the         education, library studies, and
 developmentally disabled of all'         music.
 ages — and help each individual            Marjorie Dobbs, 58, has cerebral
                                         palsy, mild spastic congenital
 attain his or her highest potential.
   Moreover, the center is continu-
ally creating community aware-
                                         quadriparesis. She is the 1983 adult
                                         representative and lives indepen-
 ness of the needs and tremendous
 promise of the disabled, ensuring
                                         dently at B'nai B'rith Parkview
                                         Apartments, Albany. At center
                                                                                                                                                                            the Law
                                                                                                                                                                   A DISCUSSION OF EVERYDAY LAW
 the dignity and integrity of each       services she is a skilled and
 person and his family. The center'      productive worker at machine
 has been operating since 1949.          tasks such as collating, envelope                                                                                             [Prepared by NYSBA]
 Incidentally, 1983 is the 23rd year    stuffing and labeling. In her spare                                                                                       Ella was charged with neglect-
for the telethon.                        time she bowls for the CP bowling                                                                                      ing her three-year-old child. When
   The center has over 1,000 clients    league. Recently she began train-                                                                                       the matter came before the Family
ranging in age from infancy             ing in center services' fledgling                                                                                       Court, the presiding judge told Ella
through senior citizens. Your           micrographics operation.                                                                                                she could be represented by an
contributions benefit all disabili-        Janet, a young lady in her 20s,                                                                                      attorney in the proceeding. If she
ties, not just cerebral palsy. A few    has CP and is in a wheelchair.                                                                                          wanted such representation, she
of the others include car accident      Believe it or not she takes                                                                                             would have to hire the attorney
victims, persons injured because        horseback riding lessons every                                                                                          herself. Or, the judge said, she
of trauma and persons who have          Saturday. She's employed by the                                                                                         could waive her right to an
neurological impairments.               Office of General Services and was                                                                                      attorney and either admit or deny
   Among the local stars of the         trained for this job at the center.                                                                                     the facts of the case.
weekend telethon are 10-year-old        Incidentally she lives by herself in      Victor KHey,teieQioffl.feoasrarychairmen, with 19-year-oUl Jimmy                Ella, a poor person, could not
Jimmy Duff, who has cerebral            her own apartment.                        Duff, child representative for telethon and Marjorie Dobbs, adult             afford an attorney, Consequently,
palsy,      spastic    quadriplegia.       Richard; in his late 20s, was          representative.                                                               she waived her right to an attorney
Jimmy is the 1983 telethon child        disabled due to a serious automo-                                                                                       and when asked if she admitted the
representative and is an avid New       bile accident about six years ago.      from Sesame Street; Dave La-            who are disabled the chance to live     facts before the court, she said,
York Giants football fan. He lives      He suffered cerebellar brain dam-       Pointe, Glens Falls pitcher with        independently.                          "Yes, I do."
on Fourth Ave., Troy with his           age and a speech impediment and         the St. Louis Cardinals, and a            You can help them, too. Watch           The court then found that Ella's
parents, James, Sr., and Patricia,      was paralyzed from the, waist           number of line local performers,        the Weekend With The Stars              child had been neglected and took
brothers Matthew and Sean, and          down. He now lives on his own in        including Skip Parsons and the          telethon for Cerebral Palisy on Jan.    the child away from the mother-
 sister Coleen. Jimmy entered the       his apartment and keeps in close        Riverboat Jazz Band, Doc Scan-          22-23 and make your pledge to           Later, Ella brought her case to
                                         contact with his two young             Ion's Rhythm Boys and award-            United Cerebral Palsy. It's an          Legal Aid and chaUenged the
                                         children. Before the accident he       winning        singer-songwriter-gui-   investment that pays big dividends      Family Courts decision.
                                         was a computer programmer at           tarist Rhett Palmer.                    for them, for you, for everyone.          Is the Family Court required to
   Let us do your                        G.E. I'm happy to report Richard
                                         is now competitively employed
                                                                                    Assisting co-host Jack Smith will   You'll be glad you did.                 advise a poor parent, charged with
                                                                                                                                                                child-neglect, that she is entitled to
                                                                                be John McLoughlin, news report-
    dirty work.                          part-time with the Office of
                                         General Services to become— you
                                                                                er from Channel 10.
                                                                                    The Northeast plays a vital role
                                                                                                                        Teacher Workshop                        be represented by assigned
                                         guessed it — a computer program-
                                                                                in providing services to their many     At Five Rivers                            The answer is yes, according to
                                                                                                                                                                the New York State Court of
                                                                                clients. A few of the local               A workshop on teaching out-of-
                                           In addition to the stars of the      participants include Victor J.                                                  Appeals. A poor parent, faced1 with
                                         Center for the Disabled, the                                                   doors in winter will be offered at 10   the loss of her child as well as the
        Gall and ask                                                            Riley, honorary chairperson and         a.m., Saturday, Jan. 29 at Five
      about our special                  following celebrities will appear at   president-chief executive officer of                                            possibility of criminal charges, is
                                         the Weekend With The Stars                                                     Rivers Environmental Education          entitled to legal assistance. The
       $17.99                                                                   Key Bank, N.A.; and Thomas              Center, Game Farm Road, Del-
                                         telethon on Jan. 22-23: JohnRitter,     Vogel and Michael Connors, 1983                                                court said that a parent's concern
      Apartment                          host and national Chairman for                                                 mar. Designed for youth leaders,        over the child's liberty, care and
                                                                                 telethon general co-chairpersons.      teachers, and Interested parents,
        Deal                             Cerebral Palsy (from Hollywood);        Vogel and Connors are center                                                   control involves a fundamental
                                         TV and radio personalities Dennis                                              this indoor-outdoor workshop will       interest and right. This right
                                                                                 board members.                         include activity ideas and teaching
                                          Tames (from New York City); and           The services provided by the                                                should not be given up, without the
                                        Paul Anka (from Las Vegas); and                                                 tips for use in outdoor winter          opportunity for a hearing with
                                                                                 center are extremely costly and        lessons. Pre-registration is re-
                                        from Albany. — New York State's
                               '3       newly-elected Gov. Mario Cuomo
                                                                                 not all of the $7 million budget for
                                                                                 services is covered by federal and
                                                                                                                        quired by calling the center at
                                                                                                                                                                assigned counsel, if the parent
                                                                                                                                                                lacks the means to hire a lawyer.
                                        and his wife, Matilda; Master of                                                457-6092. The program is free of        Furthermore the court said that
                                                                                state funds. Slightly less than 79      charge. Participants should1 dress
        Professional home/office care
                                        Ceremonies Jack Smith; Candies          percent comes from government                                                   Ella had the right to know that she
                                        Early, who plays Donna on "All                                                  for the outdoors.                       was entitled to free legal help.
          with that personal touch.                                             funds and the rest from fund-
        Call 872-1444 today!            My Children;" John Gabriels from        raisers and commercial opera-
                                        "Ryan's Hope;" four characters          tions. An annual dinner will be held

                                                                                 in April at a to-be-announced
                                                                                 location. In 1981 the site was the
                                                                                Turf Inn and last year it was held
                                                                                 at the convention center at the
                                                                                 Empire State Plaza. Businessmen
                                                                                 purchase tables and awards and
  iGOtNG OUT OF BUSINESS]                                                        entertainment are also provided.
                                                                                    A phon-a-thon (call for pledges)                                               Thompson Lake
  i * 20% Discount on All Hardware * 1                                            is another fundraiser. A V.I.P
                                                                                                                                                                   East Berne, New York
  I     and Miscellaneous Items         j
  1*10% Discount on Fertilizer in Stock*]
                                                                                 campaign, which now has 55 VIPs
                                                                                 for the 1983 campaign, is made up
                                                                                 of businessmen and women who
                                                                                 each raise $1,500 or more from
                                                                                                                              Snow Cross - Jan. 2 2 , 1 9 8 3
  [                   (No Discount on Coal and Feed.)                      I     associates. County teams are also
                                                                                 in evidence.
                                                                                    The Center for the Disabled
                                                                                                                              Oval Racing - Jan. 2 3 , 1 9 8 3
   I            FOR SALE            I]                                           services 11 counties in New York                  Headquarters — Thompson Lake Hotel
                                                                                 State. Anyone interested may call
  • Commercial Property & Buildings ]                                            or visit the center to find out              ESRA S A N C T I O N E D - A M A T E U R E V E N T
                                                                                 exactly where their contributions
  \ 1970 Chevrolet 3-way Dump Truck 1                                            go.                                               Registration O p e n s 8 a . m .
  I[       1966 Chevrolet Van       |1                                              I had the distinct opportunity to
                                                                                 be afforded a tour of the center. To
                                                                                                                                   R a c e s S t a r t 1 2 N o o n Sharp
                                                                                 say it was a rewarding and
                                                                                                                                            ADMISSION:          Adults $3.00
      Vadney's Feed,                                                             emotional experience is an under-
                                                                                 statement. The people associated
                                                                                 With this fine, modern center are
                                                                                 dedicated, hard-working, concern-
                                                                                                                                                                Children $1.00
                                                                                                                                                                Children Under 12 FREE

  [ Coal & Hardware Co.                                                          ed individuals.
                                                                                  People with cerebral palsy can
                                                                                                                                             Sponsored By
                                                                                                                                EAST BERNE V O L U N T E E R FIRE C O .
    FEURA BUSH, NEW YORK              TEL. 439-3239 4                           be helped, with therapy, education,                   Additional     Information
      HOURS — 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday i                             vocational training and job place-
  >             7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday               J
                                                                                ment, medical treatment, re-                 (518) 872-0560 or (518) 872-0331
                                                                                search, recreation programs —
                                                                                whatever it takes to give people

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