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Saturday, April 6 2002

 

80th birthday fete for Nanty Glo native Tony Kupchella
Former Nanty Gloan honored w/ Pentagon reconstruction crew
Letter: Passing of Grant Dino, Mary Bezek, Steve Olenick
Blacklick Valley's Dino Rudolph: role model, 'parent's dream'
Someone looking for you?/Looking for Someone?| Deaths

 

David Caldwell's weekly roundup
of news affecting Blacklick Valley

Sewer rates

The recent increase in the sewer rates imposed by the Nanty Glo Sewer Authority continues to have residents concerned. While acknowledging the burden the new rates cause, the authority defends its decision. Last year, the Authority operated with a deficit of over $43,000. Also, the members are anticipating future maintenance costs and expansion. The Authority, in addition, pointed out that they are burdened with large payments because of past bad management practices and decisions. The Authority also increased the rates paid by businesses. The increased revenue should help to alleviate the financial problems of the Sewer Authority.

Supervisor resigns

Jackson Township supervisor Dowey Croyle resigned this past week because of personal concerns. Dowey supported the recently enacted and hotly debated zoning ordinances in the township, along with supervisor David Bracken, while the third supervisor, Robert Stevens, strongly opposed the ordinances. Now it is up to the two remaining supervisors with opposite views on the future of zoning in Jackson Township to appoint a supervisor to take the vacant position. They have 30 days to make an appointment and, should they fail to agree on a candidate, the matter could end up in the Court of Common Pleas. Whatever happens, it is certain that the controversy over zoning in Jackson Township will continue.

Politics

The Cambria County Democrats held their convention at the courthouse Thursday evening and strongly endorsed Rep. John P. Murtha for reelection to the House of Representatives. They not only rebuffed Frank Mascara, they refused him participation in the meeting and allowed him to observe from the balcony only. The 100-plus Democrats also endorsed Robert Casey for governor. They decided to let the voters choose among the 11 candidates vying to run for Lt. Governor.

Laurel Crest

The Cambria County Commissioners had set Friday, April 5, as the deadline for Conemaugh Health systems and UPMC Lee Regional to respond as to whether they are interested in purchasing the county-owned nursing and rehabilitation center, Laurel Crest. Both hospitals sent information to the commissioners but only Conemaugh would admit to making a proposal. The commissioners won't make any information public until they meet with the county's solicitor. Meanwhile, the Laurel Crest Employees are lobbying the county commissioners not to sell the facility. They feel more secure with an employer they know. The commissioners are concerned with the county's financial solvency. The county has had to pay $11 million out of the general budget over the past several years to make up for Laurel Crest deficits.


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Male and female (last of series)

Readers were asked to assign a gender to nouns of their choice and explain their reason. The best submissions:

SUBWAY: Male, because it uses the same old lines to pick people up.

HOURGLASS: Female, because, over time, the weight shifts to the bottom.

HAMMER: Male, because it hasn't evolved much over the last 5,000 years, but it's handy to have around.

REMOTE CONTROL: Female. . . Ha!. . . you thought I'd say male. But consider: it gives a man pleasure, he'd be lost without it, and while he doesn't always know the right buttons to push, he keeps trying.

 

—Sent by Mike Harrison

Thought for the day

All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act out their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.

T. E. Lawrence, "Lawrence of Arabia"
Cited by John Fischer in Breakpoint

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