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   Anderson Herald Bulletin (Newspaper) - May 12, 1998, Anderson, Indiana                                 Swing of things  Anderson beats Highland in boys' golf.  Page D1  One-man show  Wabash artist Tim Frain offers his exhibit at Anderson Fine Arts Center.  Page B1  Up in the air  Government is rethinking safety procedures for old Boeing 737s.  Page CI  She ìfcratò bulletin  ANDERSON, INDIANA  TUESDAY, MAY 12,1998  50 CENTS  Housing going up at Hubbard Park  BY CHRIS W.COLBY  Staff Reporter  Six houses will stand where now there is nothing more than vacant land and a few trees.  Open Door Community Services Inc. of Muncie and the city of Anderson have formed a partnership that will bring six three-bedroom houses to the former Hubbard Park property. Located at 10th and Henry streets, the ^^m^mm^m^m park was one of  "If you get enough people  going, the neighborhood starts to come back."  —John Shepherd Director, Open Door  the nine facilities the Parks and Recreation Department declared surplus and decided to sell three years ago.  John Shepherd, director of Open Door Community Services, said the houses will be offered to low- and moderate-income renters. Construction will begin June 1, with the houses becoming available around Sept. 1.  "What we usually do is go into neighborhopds where the houses are in bad shape and may be condemned and we rehab them. It's about the same cost as new construction, and when we rehab these homes the neighbors often start to fix up their own houses," Shepherd said.  "If you get enough people going, the neighborhood starts to come back," he said.  The development of the homes will cost about $650,000. Open Door Community Services, which is a not-for-profit organization, will kick in about $200,000 of that. The city of Anderson will provide $450,000 out of federal money.  Steve Fultz, interim Community Development director, said the city is allocated $500,000 in Homes Dollars  Please see HOUSING / A5 ►  HB photos / John P. Cleary  Members of the Conrail Signal Department attempt to move this wheel set after Monday's derailment at the Scatterfield Road crossing in Anderson.  Had this tanker contained a chemical, it might have become a problem.  Train  derails  Wheels ripped from boxcar; no one injured, evacuated  BY RON WILKINS  Staff Reporter  Sparks danced underneath a freight boxcar after the front wheels ripped away from the car as it crossed Anderson's southside railroad tracks on Scatterfield Road shortly after 9 a.m. Monday.  With one of the sets of wheels thrown off at the northwest corner, the drag from the boxcar derailed the tanker car in front of it west of the Scatterfield Road crossing. The entire freight line then came to a halt, blocking traffic for more than an hour.  Firefighters arrived at the scene around 9:20 a.m. and found the empty tanker listing to the north and both front and back wheels off the tracks.  Had the tanker been full, the weight probably would have caused  the tanker to roll over, spilling the contents, Battalion Chief Mike McKinley said.  There was no plaque on the side of the tank telling of the contents, so firefighters were concerned about what may be inside until they learned the tank was empty, McKinley said.  No one was injured in the incident, and nobody was evacuated, McKinley said.  The two tankers in front of the derailed tank, however, were full of petroleum products. Neither tankers, however, were affected by the derailment.  "It looks like it had some build-up on the wheels," said Ben Chance, a Conrail district superintendent who was called to the scene.  The build-up on the wheels is from dirt and debris it picks up from the  Please see TRAIN/ A5 ►  Negative comments run rampant at 20/20 meeting  Few show to give input at southwestern quadrant session  BY CHRIS W.COLBY  Staff Reporter  The negativity was overpowering.  Six residents met with city Planning Department officials Monday night in the first 20/20 Foresight neighborhood meeting, for the southwestern quadrant, at Robinson Elementary School. The purpose of the meeting was to gather input from residents about the direction the city should take over the next 20 years, which would be put into the comprehensive plan.  The residents who were there tore the city administration apart for about two hours, complaining about everything from the Florentine Theatre and Arts District, the Environmental Court and its practices to the 20/20 meeting itself.  "I'm concerned about what's going to happen in the future because of what's happened in the past," said resident Ray Manning.  "Nothing will come out of this meeting," said resident Jack Stalder. "Nothing from this meeting will actually happen."  William Davis, a resident, complained about the refuse in many city  Please see NEGATIVE/AS ►  Mail rates Drill go up by penny  WASHINGTON (AP)— Stamps are going up a peony, to 33 cents, for die millions of letters, birthday cards and other first-class mail Americans send every day. Packages will cost more, too, but vacation post* cards will stay at 20 cents.  The independent Postal Rate Commission gradgingiy grant-ed much of the post office's r^uestft* higher prices on Monday. Birtii slid there is no need to make the changes until 1999because the Postal Service has been making profits of bet-rW billtoo a year since t increase in 1995.  SBC to buy Ameritech for $57 billion  CHICAGO (AP) — SBC Communications Inc., pushing to become a global telecommunications titan, is snapping up Baby Bell rival Ameritech Corp. in a $57 billion deal that aims to build the first local phone company with customers across the country.  The deal would be the third-largest merger ever.  Consumer groups and competitors on Monday immediately asked regulators to block the megamerger, contending it would create a monopoly after previous phone deals failed to lower rates and made service worse in many areas.  Federal Communications Commission chairman Bill Kennard said his agency, which can scuttle the deal, will examine it closely.  "The bottom line question is: Is this merger going to create competition, or will it be a non-aggression pact?" Kennard said.  SBC, itself the product of a marriage between Southwestern Bell and Pacific Telesis, initially wouldn't be allowed to sell long-distance service after combining with Ameritech. Still, the specter of three former Baby Bells shrinking into one conjures images of the old AT&T monopoly that was broken up into seven regional phone companies in 1984.  If the company is eventually allowed to provide long-distance service, it would be a potent rival to AT&T Corp., and to WorldCom Inc. after its pending $37 billion takeover of MCI Communications Corp.  Now there'll be four  If the SBC-Ameritech merger goes through, there will be four regional telephone companies, down from the seven formed after the 1984 breakup of AT&T. A look at tha four:  r~US West 16 million local telephone access lines  Bell Atlantic 40 million  SBC- — 1  BellSouth Ameritech 23.2 million 56.3 million  AP  GoodMorning  i-Index-     Business    d5    Local    a3      Classified    c3    Lotteries    a2      Comics    b4    Movies    b5      Editorial    a4    Police    a2      Lifestyles    b1    Sports    ü1     Forecast -,  High Low 78 58  Mix of clouds  Tomorrow  Chance ot showers  Outlook, Page D6  y Viril CoiiíidKriea  Laser Vision Correction  Joseph F.WoschtaM.D. Anderson Center for Sight  800-697-9929  Coming Tomorrow  Go Pacers!  Look for coverage of tonight's clash between Indiana and the New York Knicks at Market Square Arena.   r  Quote/Unquote-  "Creative minds always have been known to survive any kind of bad training."—Anna Freud, Austrian-born psychoanalyst (1895-1982).  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