Gettysburg Times, August 4, 1992

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August 04, 1992

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Gettysburg Times (Newspaper) - August 4, 1992, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania TUESDAY GETTYSBURG, PA, AUGUST 4, 1992 VOL. 90, NO. 183 3CK Outside REGIONAL Weathe a XMrt tTQ.oucr after Variable cloudiness Tuesday. A 40 percent chance of showers or thun- derstorms. Highs in the low 80s. Light winds becoming west 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night: Clearing. Lows around 60. Wednesday: 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 deter- mination 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 Met-Ed has inserted a reminder of the event in its bills to area customers. "We are asking businesses, residents, and tenants, of Get- tysburg 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 par- ticipate 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. Resi- 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 U..S. testing of nuclear weapons, defying President Bush and cul- minating a four-decade struggle by testing opponents. On an unexpectedly lopsided vote of 68-26, senators voted to add the anti-testing provision to a billion measure financing federal water and energy pro- jects 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, Washing- ton, Idaho, Colorado and Utah. Idaho was hard-hit with dozens of fires. Inside Classifieds.......................9-11B Crossword..............................6A Deaths....................................2A For Stt'e................................9B Horoscope...............................7A Lottery....................................3A Opinion..................................4A TV Weather..................................2A Perceptions of Thomas hearings remain for Specter By ROBERT HOLT Times Staff Writer SEEKING ENDORSEMENT Repu- blican 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 leader- ship conference. The perceptions of women was a major theme for Republican Sen. Arlen Specter Monday as he spoke before the Pennsylvania State Edu- cation Association summer leadership conference in Gettysburg. And with Democratic challenger Lynn Yeakel speaking to the PSEA delegation today, he hammered points about women's rights, abortion, and his handling of Anita Hill in the Supreme Court nomination hear- 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 PSEA members at Gettys- 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 Spec- 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 hear-' 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 try-' 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 breastcancer 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 Hill-Thomas affair has been costly for t him. "While I understand the sensitivity on Hill-Thomas, and candidly, if it wasn't for Hill-Thomas 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 Tho- 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 per- (See SPECTER on page 3A) Fairfield schools bag breakfast program By KATHERINE M. ROSS Times Staff Writer By a 5-2 vote Monday night, the Fairfield School Board shot down a motion to turn an experimental dis- trict breakfast program into a per- 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 mem- ber John Tomko stated. One of the reasons the program failed was due to the limited response it received within the dis- trict, especially among students eligible for state-funded reduced- price and free meals. Prices esti- mated for the fall would have been for adults, 75 cents for full-price students, and 30 cents for reduced- price students. President Dr. Robert Wicken- heiser questioned the validity of the program when these two parti- 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 prog- 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 board's 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 par- ticipation 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 one-car crash in Fulton County, just west of Cow- ans Gap. Chrissy A. Barnes, 16, of 5 Elm Ave., Gettysburg, was pronounced dead following the p.m. acci- dent just three miles west of Cow- ans Gap Park in Todd Township, state police at McConnellsburg said. Her 12-year-old sister, Jennif- er, was flown to York Hospital for critical conditions. A hospital spokeswoman said Monday that the patient was listed in satisfac- tory condition. The accident occurred when Bar- 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 Cham- bersburg 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 studentat the Littlestown High School. BENDERSVILLE QUEEN-AprB daughter of Charlotte and Short Shaffer of deraville, was crowned the ,1992 BendereviHe Fire pany Queen Thursday .ing. Shaffer will he Junior at BiglerviUe High School and plans to become an KMT and firefighter. First runner-up Carol Mttrie Inman, 18, daughter of ;.ter and Kay Ztunan 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 Tur- 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 busines- ses, Turner Broadcast System and said Local 430 Vice President Kevin Cicak. Teamsters officials have been threatening to pick- et sites where Killer Angels Productions have been working since filming on the made-for-television 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 sche- duled for Friday. "Scott Witlin, originally listed as Killer AngelsPro- ductions'labor 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 Interna- tional Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees of Bal- timore, Md., have attempted to negotiate a settle- ment with Killer Angels Productions executive pro- ducers Robert Katz and Moctesuma Esparza. The Theatrical Stage Employees union has members working on the sets without contract, but the Team- 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, four- teen hours a day. They are blatantly exploiting work- 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 Team- 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 re-enactors 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 re-enactors 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 resi- dents interested in volunteering as extras in the movie. More re-enactors 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 re-enactor. There were complaints among re-enactors about food, although the meals and snacks served Friday night and Saturday morning were varied and fresh and included fresh fruits. Yet, re-enactors have seen and heard of actors and production crew eating lobster, fettucine alfredo, turkey, veal and cracked crab at lunch hours while they eat what they call a "bag nasty" bagged lunches. Re-enactors said the "bag nasty" is served at the sets, which re-enactors 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 NOW- Gettysburg Center-HACC. M.-Th. See Ad Pg. SB. Special Registration Hours Aug. 10, 337-3855 (Adv.) LAST PIECE Weighing In more than last piece of a bridge is picked up by leaved from Eieenhart of Hanover, and placed over the Tiber along Race- hone ABey Monday. The bridge work, which Timtt pHoto 6y 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 ;