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Gettysburg Times (Newspaper) - August 4, 1992, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania TUESDAY GETTYSBURG PA AUGUST 4 1992 VOL 90 NO 183 Outside REGIONAL Weathe a after Variable cloudiness Tuesday A 40 percent chance of showers or Highs in the low 80s Light winds becoming west 10 to 15 mph Tuesday Clearing Lows around 60 Mostly sunny Highs in the low 80s U.S Night Out against crime Tonight from 8 to 10 p.m Gettysburg residents are urged to turn on their porch lights ans sit outside to show their to deter crime in their neighborhoods It is National Night Out and Gettysburg and Biglerville police departments are working with local businesses to take a bite out of crime Gettysburg Police Detective Walter G Gliem Jr said that has inserted a reminder of the event in its bills to area customers We are asking businesses residents and tenants of to turn on any outside lights they might he said We hope they will sit outside as a general show of support of sending a message to criminals that any type of illegal activity will not be tolerated by the com- munity We hoped that any criminal behavior will be reported to the police This is the Ninth Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event More than 24 million people in more than communities across the country are expected to in the program The theme of the event is Give Neighborhood Crime and Drugs A Going Away Party Biglerville borough is also participating in the event dents and businesses in the Biglerville area are also asked to turn on outside light and sit on their porches from 8 to 10 p.m Senate views atomic tests WASHINGTON AP The Senate voted Monday to sharply eventually end testing of nuclear weapons defying President Bush and a struggle by testing opponents On an unexpectedly lopsided vote of senators voted to add the provision to a billion measure financing federal water and energy in the year that begins Oct 1 Summer fires in dry west Firefighters in Oregon battled a forest fire Monday that threatened 150 rural homes In California's Sierra Nevada crews tried to contain a forest and brush fire that forced evacuation of three small communities By Monday evening fires that started during the weekend had burned across more than acres of forest brush and grass in California Oregon ton Idaho Colorado and Utah Idaho was hard-hit with dozens of fires Inside For TV Perceptions of Thomas hearings remain for Specter By ROBERT HOLT Times Staff Writer SEEKING ENDORSEMENT Sen Arlen Specter walks down center aisle of an assembly room at Gettysburg Col- lege as he talks with school teachers from photo by Don Shoemaker around the state attending the Pennsylvania State Education Association summer ship conference The perceptions of women was a major theme for Republican Sen Arlen Specter Monday as he spoke before the Pennsylvania State cation Association summer leadership conference in Gettysburg And with Democratic challenger Lynn Yeakel speaking to the delegation today he hammered points about women's rights abortion and his handling of Anita Hill in the Supreme Court nomination ings for Clarence Thomas The hearings touched a very raw nerve in America on the subject of sexual I had known something about that front my work as a district he said to 300 members at burg College it has been quite a learning experience for me as I have seen the intensity of that issue as I have gone around the state and having open house town meetings and learning how people feel about said ter who is bidding for third term He recalled a friend told him that she had been sexually harassed and Specter's questioning of Hill during the Senate confirmation ings for Thomas Supreme Court nomination left the woman feeling that he doubted her worth and credibility I told her I had no intention It made me feel very bad to hear that she had that kind of response because that certainly was not my tion I did not intend to make anybody feel bad J told her that I was ing to find out what happened between a man and woman in a very singular he said Specter recalled voting to extend the hearings to hear testimony from other women on sexual harassment Specter noted that he has been supportive of women's issues such as research equal pay and opportunity He said that he does not personally like abortion but that it is a family issue and government I should not meddle in the matter But Specter hinted that the affair has been costly for t him While I understand the sensitivity on and candidly if it wasn't for I wouldn't have my opponent in this race That is the fact of the matter It has been a single issue which she has been he said While answering questions Specter said that he voted to ratify mas Supreme Court nomination because supporters and critics alike said he was qualified to serve on the Supreme Court He said that he disagreed with President Bush that Thomas was the best qualified See SPECTER on page 3A Fairfield schools bag breakfast program By KATHERINE M ROSS Times Staff Writer By a vote Monday night the Fairfield School Board shot down a motion to turn an experimental dis- breakfast program into a manent one Even a positive nod from absent directors John Luntz and Charles Alexander would not have granted the program a future It ran in the elementary middle and high schools during the spring I don't think breakfast belongs in the schools board ber John Tomko stated One of the reasons the program failed was due to the limited response it received within the dis- especially among students eligible for price and free meals Prices mated for the fall would have been for adults 75 cents for students and 30 cents for price students President Dr Robert heiser questioned the validity of the program when these two cular groups were not eating at the school during the spring and were shown through a survey not to be eating at home either If they did not want to eat they were not going to eat he said Another criticism raised focused on the possibility of delayed class times or bus schedule changes that would adversely affect elementary school children During the ram's experimental run various time changes made it difficult to pick children up and deliver them to the school in time for them to eat and make it to class even with an earlier departure Superintendent Dr Carol Saylor was disappointed with the move not to renew the program especially because recent studies have proven that children who eat good at breakfast have more energy and are more effective learners than those who do not In administrative business the directors ratified an amendment to a board policy regarding public at meetings Public com- ment time with a limit of five See BREAKFAST on page 2A Gettysburg teen dies in crash A Gettysburg teen-ager was killed and her sister critically injured Saturday in a crash in Fulton County just west of ans Gap Chrissy A Barnes 16 of 5 Elm Ave Gettysburg was pronounced dead following the p.m dent just three miles west of ans Gap Park in Todd Township state police at McConnellsburg said Her sister er was flown to York Hospital for critical conditions A hospital spokeswoman said Monday that the patient was listed in tory condition The accident occurred when nes who was traveling north in a 1986 Ford Escort station wagon lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a curve The vehicle struck a reflector stake and a stone culvert skidded across the road in a westward direction and struck a tree Other passengers in the vehicle Holly Steach Karen Steach and Lindsy Moyer ages and addresses unknown were treated by medical personnel but not admitted McConnellsburg State Police are continuing an investigation Born in Chambersburg Chrissy A Barnes was the daughter of Richard E Barnes Jr of Shade Gap and Cynthia Higgins Felix of 5 Elm Ave in Gettysburg She was an 11 th grade the Littlestown High School BENDERSVILLE daughter of Charlotte and Short Shaffer of was crowned the 1992 Fire pany Queen Thursday ing Shaffer will he Junior at High School and plans to become an KMT and firefighter First runner-up Carol Inman 18 daughter of ter and Kay Teamsters threaten movie pickets again By ROBERT HOLT Times Staff Writer Leaders of York Teamsters Local 430 said Monday that they will begin demonstration and information pickets outside sets around Gettysburg where ner Network Television is producing The Killer Angels It is one sign of growing dissension from workers without and within the TNT production sites in Adams County as the third week of filming marks the resumption of day scenes and the first sessions on the Gettysburg National Military Park Wednesday and Thursday We have requested that the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the AFL-CIO initiate a boycott of TNT and Ted Turner's related ses Turner Broadcast System and said Local 430 Vice President Kevin Cicak Teamsters officials have been threatening to et sites where Killer Angels Productions have been working since filming on the movie began at Cashtown two weeks ago Cicak said the decision to begin picketing this week and seeking support from other unions came after Killer Angels producers cancelled a meeting for Friday Scott Witlin originally listed as Killer attorney refused to speak with union officials claiming that he no longer represented the company Phone calls to the producers have gone Cicak claimed He said that the Teamsters Local 430 and tional Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees of timore Md have attempted to negotiate a ment with Killer Angels Productions executive Robert Katz and Esparza The Theatrical Stage Employees union has members working on the sets without contract but the sters members have refused to work for less than standard film industry wages They Killer Angels Productions have refused to pay any benefits They require a six-day week teen hours a day They are blatantly exploiting ers in favor of maximum Cicak said When asked about the labor dispute two weeks ago Katz said the driver jobs in dispute by the sters were given to local workers and the jobs were open to any persons interested in applying for them Working on a budget of million the largest ever for a TNT production Killer Angels Productions has asked most of the and local residents working as background artists on the sets to work as volunteers The compensation is meals and T- shirts and donations each to the National Park Service and Association for the Preservation of American Civil War sites which has not been accepted well among some on the sets While there has been a core group of who are paid it still has not been enough to meet the production demands During filming sessions in the last two weeks there have been appeals to local dents interested in volunteering as extras in the movie More are expected to arrive this week But there has been grousing among those already working on the movie sets Men who were to be paid Friday night were not paid according to a conversation overheard on a walkie-talkie adding to the disgruntlement of some over no pay or compensation Still others are happy for the opportunity I'm doing this because I believe in this said one There were complaints among about food although the meals and snacks served Friday night and Saturday morning were varied and fresh and included fresh fruits Yet have seen and heard of actors and production crew eating lobster alfredo turkey veal and cracked crab at lunch hours while they eat what they call a bag nasty bagged lunches said the bag nasty is served at the sets which and extras can not leave until work is complete while actors and production staff eat at restaurants and under a canopy tent on the main set REGISTER Gettysburg See Ad Pg SB Special Registration Hours Aug 10 Adv LAST PIECE Weighing In more than last piece of a bridge is picked up by leaved from of Hanover and placed over the Tiber along hone ABey Monday The bridge work which pHoto Trod A Lower beg an on July 6 handled almost entirely by Gettysburg borough and expected to be finished later this week The project came in well under estimated cost of
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