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Saturday, January 19 2002


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David Caldwell's weekly roundup
of news affecting Blacklick Valley

House fire

The Richard Sholtis home on Bethel Road caught fire shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday. Mrs. Sholtis escaped safely with the family dog. Deputy Fire Marshal William Ray said the $75,000 fire started in the basement near the furnace. The Sholtis's are staying with nearby relatives.

Cosby coming to UPJ

Comedian Bill Cosby will deliver the commencement address at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown on May 4, officials announced yesterday. Cosby is doing the speech for free, accepting only an honorary doctorate of humane letters as compensation, despite the fact that he could easily command five figures for the appearance, one expert said.

Defense contracts

Representative John P. Murtha came to Johnstown this week to announce new defense initiatives for this area that total to $18.2 million. Daniel T. Perkins MTS Technologies will receive $8.9 million from the Marine Corps to develop an Advanced Combat Systems Trainer that will use computers to simulate battle conditions. This contract will create at least 12 new jobs for this area, states Mr. Perkins. Conemaugh Health System will receive $8 million for a Comprehensive Neuroscience Center for treatment of injuries and illnesses to the nervous system. Conemaugh will also receive $2.5 million for a Post-Polio Syndrome Center. These new centers should create 80 new jobs. Mount Aloysius College will receive $2.6 million to establish a Nursing Telehealth to provide high quality, low-cost health care to the homebound. Conemaugh will also receive $1.7 million for a Veterans Collaborative Care Model Program to provide better health care to local veterans. Concurrent Technologies of Richland Township will receive $1.7 million for a Weapons of Mass Destruction-Response Element Advanced Laboratory to train first responders to a biological or chemical attack. Lastly, IUP, in partnership with Andrulis Corporation of Alexandria, VA, will receive $1.7 million for the National Emergency and Disaster Information Center to create a database with information for emergency responders, both local and national. In a WJACTV interview, Mr. Murtha promised to continue running for Congress.


Nanty Glo Borough Council elected Attorney William L. Stephensas Council President and Patricia LaMantia as Vice President for the coming year. In a split vote, Council decided to retain the current 28.4 mills for real estate taxes. Stiffler, McGraw & Associates was retained as engineer for the Borough.

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Buyer beware

Never get plastic surgery from a doctor whose office is full of portraits by Picasso.

—Sent by Trudy Myers

Finding a purpose

They who have a "why" to live can bear almost any "how."


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