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Saturday, March 2 2002

 

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David Caldwell's weekly roundup
of news affecting Blacklick Valley

Water authority

Three members of the Nanty Glo Water Authority reported to Borough Council on their talk with neighboring water authorities. These talks were initiated because of a request from DEP for local water authorities to find alternative sources of water in the event a disaster befall their primary water supply. They noted that the local municipalities have water lines that are very close and could easily be interconnected. For instance, Jackson Township, which receives water from Nanty Glo, has a line that is only six feet from an East Taylor Township water line. East Taylor receives water from Johnstown. It was then pointed out that Johnstown has numerous water sources because of dams recently purchased from steel companies that have gone out of business. Also, Nanty Glo water lines in Cambria Township are close to Ebensburg water lines and these, too, could easily be connected. In another words, there exists the possibility of nearby authorities serving as backup to each other. The talks are in the early stages but a steering committee made up of a member and an alternative from each of the local water authorities has been set up to examine possible future plans.

Rally for steel

Ten busses loaded with current and retired steelworkers left the former Richland Mall parking lot this past Thursday and headed for Washington, D.C. The men and women joined approximately 25,000 other workers at the Ellipse to rally for the imposition of a 40 percent tariff on imported steel. Both Pennsylvania senators have lobbied President Bush to raise the tariff to bolster the domestic steel industry. The International Trade Commission found violations among steel imports and the President has until March 7 to determine the amount of the tariffs. Those who attended felt as though they had made a strong statement of their concern for local jobs and the steel industry in this country.

Overage concerns

No one has yet received a bill since the change in the billing method based on water usage. However some, including members of the Sewer Authority, are concerned that the overage charge of $6.30 for each 1000 gallons of water used above the base 4000 gallons may prove very costly to larger families. The authority engineer defended the charge as a means of reducing water usage and, also, a way for the authority to build up a fund to finance repairs and future expansion. Once residents begin receiving their bills, the concerns are expected to escalate.


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Spuds

You know that all potatoes have eyes. Well, Mr. and Mrs. Potato had eyes for each other, and finally they got married, and had a little sweet potato, whom they called "Yam."

Of course, they wanted the best for Yam. When it was time, they told her about the facts of life. They warned her about going out and getting half-baked, so she wouldn't get accidentally mashed, and get a bad name for herself like "Hot Potato," and end up with a bunch of Tatter Tots.

Yam said not to worry, no Spud would get her into the sack and make a rotten potato out of her! But on the other hand, she wouldn't stay home and become a Couch Potato, either. She would get plenty of exercise so as not to be skinny like her Shoestring cousins.

When she went off to Europe, Mr. and Mrs. Potato told Yam to watch out for the Hard Boiled guys from Ireland. And the greasy guys from France called the French Fries. And when she went out west, to watch out for the Indians so she wouldn't get scalloped.

Yam said she would stay on the straight and narrow and wouldn't associate with those high class Yukon Golds, or the ones from the other side of the tracks who advertise their trade on all the trucks that say, "Frito Lay."

Mr. and Mrs. Potato sent Yam to Idaho P. U. (that's Potato University) so that when she graduated she'd really be in the Chips. But in spite of all they did for her, one day Yam came home and announced she was going to marry Tom Brokaw.

Tom Brokaw! Mr. and Mrs. Potato were very upset. They told Yam she couldn't possibly marry Tom Brokaw...

because...

he's just a...

Common-tater

Sent by Jules Nagy

Thought for the day

When he was about 12 years old, Clem was already dreaming of being a pitcher in big league baseball' nothing less would satisfy him. But at age 14 he broke his index finger. And an index finger is very important to a ballplayer. Clem was heartbroken. He thought it was the end of his baseball future.

But a coach whom Clem knew encouraged him. "Clem," he said, "when life hands you something real tough, the thing to do is to pray about it and ask the Lord to show you what He has in it for you."

"What could He possibly have in it for me?" Clem wanted to know. "How can I use a crooked finger? I want to be a pitcher."

"Well," said the coach,"Let's see what we can do with you." He studied Clem's hand and taught him to hold the ball a little differently. It took effort, patience, and perseverance, but before long Clem developed a kind of pitch that would go straight, then suddenly just before it got to the plate, it would give a twist and sail across the plate right past the bewildered batter. And Clem Labine did becoem a big-league pitcher—famous for his "jug handle curve." And he never ceased to thank God for his jug handle finger."

Anthony M. Coniaris
Daily Vitamins for Spiritual Growth

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