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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - April 4, 1990, Altoona, Pennsylvania Atac attacks Easterly disposal by . Reynolds adjusts to Bucsi Odd Man out role Al was it Winters last Hurrah by % Altoona Irro snack shop moves to sue school owner charges loss of business by Kay Stephens staff writer an attorney for the owners of firehouse foods a snack shop and restaurant next to the Altoona area High school has moved toward suing the school District for actions that allegedly have harmed their business. Attorney Arthur s. Cohen filed papers tuesday at the Blair county court of common pleas on behalf of owners Patrick and Bema Dine Dellape of 203 Larch st., Hollidaysburg which sets the stage for taking statements from District officials to decide the extent of the grounds for a lawsuit. Since september the school District has maintained that firehouse foods at 1229 6th ave., is off limits to its students prohibiting students from going there Between 7 30 . And 3 30 . District officials say they took the action a for the health safety and welfare of the students. They contend they have the authority under the school code. Dellape however has told the Mirror he believes the District placed his business a off limits Quot not for the students Sake but for its own Sake. The District has its Eye on several properties on the 12th Street and 6th Avenue Block and in january announced it wanted to see lawsuit on Page a2 9 by i i Altoona a. April 4, 1990 ii ii in Breezy weather. Page b2 35 cents i a Usi Senate passes clean air Bill v a r r Wex it Ltd by Michael Ross los Angeles times Washington the Senate bridging a decade old division Between economic and environmental interests on tuesday overwhelmingly approved a sweeping revision of the clean air act that imposes Tough new controls on automobile and Industrial pollution in order to make the air in All american cities fit to breathe by the year 2010. The far reaching and still intensely controversial Bill the first revision of the nations clean air Laws since 1977, was adopted by a vote of 89 la. Only a Small group of midwestern senators voted against it citing concerns that its acid rain provisions will Cost thousands of High Fulfur Coal mining jobs in their states. The most important and complicated legislation that Congress is Likely to pass this year the omnibus Bill tightens a number of controls on the major sources of smog acid rain and toxic air pollution in order to Force the nations too most polluted areas into compliance with Federal air Quality standards Over the next 15 years. The one exception would be los Angeles the nations smog Giest City which would be Given 20 years until 2010, to achieve attainment. A this is landmark legislation a said sen see clean air on Page a2 / j the key provisions a40 Mirror photo by Paul e. Singer springtime in Altoona a blustery reminder of Winter hit the area today forcing Terra Gilcrease of Philadelphia to walk to class in the Snow past the Slop building at the Penn state Altoona Campus. The area could get up to an Inch today. See Story on Page by. Washington a Here Are the key provisions of clean air legislation passed by the Senate. Urban smog requires states and local authorities to develop pollution control plans to reduce Urban smog and bring air Quality in More than too cities within Federal health standards. Timetable for meeting the standards ranged from five to 15 years with los Angeles getting 20 years because of the severity of its problem. Smog causing pollutants or Ozone Are reduced through controls on automobiles and Industry with annual pollution improvements of 4 percent a year required Over first six years. Automobiles a tougher tailpipe emission requirements by 1995 cutting hydrocarbon releases by 22 percent and nitrogen oxide emissions by 66 percent. A cleaner fuels for All automobiles in see provisions on Page a2 Rodgers Dan test said validly Phil Ray staff writer Hollidaysburg an educator from Florida this morning completed three Days on the witness stand still contending that the Dan tests in the James Rodgers homicide Case were valid. Martin Tracey a biologist and geneticist from Florida International University in Miami was asked by District attorney William j. Habers Troh if the photographs of Dan parti cles presented in the Rodgers Case showed deficiencies. Quot none a Tracey responded. The pretrial hearing a into the use of Dan a fingerprinting Quot used to link Rodgers 19, of Altoona to the scene of a 1988 homicide a plodded into its third Day with tempers running Short and with judge Ellis Van Horn urging Public defender j. Randall Miller to ask More direct questions. Van Horn the senior judge who is presiding Over the Rodgers homicide Case moved his right in a giant Circle today to illustrate the roundabout questions Miller was asking. For instance the Public defender wanted to attack the statistical conclusions in the Rodgers Case which indicated that the blood samples found at the murder scene were a one-in-130-million set a or essentially those of Rodgers. Miller started to discuss concepts like a genetic Drift and a linkage equilibrium to show that the Dan tests Are not a scientifically Miller tried to simplify what he was getting at in a conversation outside the courtroom during a recess. He said the number of males having curly Brown hair and Brown eyes in North America May be statistically very Small but the number of such individuals in the Black population of new York City with such characteristics would be very High. Miller maintained the statistics used to link Rodgers to the 1988 killing of Pasquale j. Lascoli 72, of 2109 see Rodgers on Page a2 state taxpayers pick up car Tab Brush run project now up to resident by Barbara Cowan staff writer the Channel that holds Brush run could be a Little wider through Lakemont by the fall if residents sign agreements to permit a state Agency to improve the Stream. Quot it wont prevent the major floods from occurring but it is expected to reduce the risk of flooding a Mike Conway a representative from the state department of environmental resources said tuesday night. About 25 Lakemont residents attended a meeting at the Candy factory at Lakemont Park to hear details about Der a plans. Representatives of Der and Logan township attended. The project will Cost Der about $35,000, Conway said. It includes wid ening the Stream in Points to a maximum of 20 feel and Clearing out vegetation. Conway said once All the 50 prop erty owners involved sign agreements Der can advertise the project for bids. He said a local Der official is available to meet with individual property owners if they have questions about the project and their property. Despite local residents optimism that the project could begin sooner Conway said he expects contracts to be awarded in july or mid August. Actual work on the project is expected to take four to six weeks depending on the weather. Work will be contracted out but will be supervised by a Der official. See Brush run on Page a2 l from Mirror and a reports Harrisburg several state lawmakers charge the state More for their cars than for District offices while seven of 49 state senators drive full size lincolns at state expense a review of records shows. Last year Pennsylvania taxpayers picked up a $1.5 million Tab to lease 241 cars for state lawmakers. At the same time the state general services department owns More than 12,000 cars and could lease a Fleet to the legislature for an annual savings of about $500,000. A Survey of legislators from this area shows that according to this months figures state Senate president pro tem Robert c. Jubelirer r Blair leases a 1986 Buick Electra at $569.70 a month for which he is reimbursed 95 percent of the lease Cost by the state. In the House specific information on the make and year of the legislators cars could not be obtained this morning. But according to january 1989 figures the most current available a House minority whip Samuel e. Hayes jr., a Tyrone received a $480 monthly reimbursement from the state. A state rep. Edwin Johnson a Altoona re received full reimbursement for his car the maximum $650. A state rep Richard Geist a Altoona received $449.54. A state rep. Edward Haluska d Patton received $506.22. A state rep. Dick Hess a Bedford got $535.79. But senators and representatives who make the leasing rules themselves said Chang see legislators on Page a2 / judge to Rule on Conrail strike Case 2 claim fusion Success snowball sometimes it Rains on the first Day of the big Bounce Marathon and the event starts with a splat. But this morning the basketball was bounced on a dusting of Snow. The annual 100-hour event which raises Money for the easter Seal society is sponsored by the Altoona Campus i Lambda Phi and Wurr wham. The event kicked off at the Campus then moved to Toms Mobil station on Plank Road. Pocatello Idaho a two Idaho state University physicists claimed tuesday that they produced a cold fusion reaction with a different element than those used in experiments by two chemists from Utah and England. Physics professor Kenneth Faler said he and Stanley Vegors produced the reaction March 13 by saturating a Small Rod of titanium Metal in a bottle of deuterium Gas cooled to minus 300 degrees fahrenheit. The device produced bursts of neutrons a presumably the fusion of two Deuterons into As yet undetermined products Quot Faler told a news conference. A Deuteron is the nucleus of an atom of deuterium an isotope of Hydrogen. In one Type of fusion reaction two deuterium nuclei fuse to form helium. Quot this is a physical process in which deuterium Gas stored in a bottle is absorbed into titanium Metal at Low temperatures and Low pressure and As the Metal heats up it emits neutrons a Faler said. See fusion on Page a2 from Mirror and a reports a Federal judge is expected to Rule today on whether railway maintenance employees can strike against Conrail a strike the Railroad says would disrupt traffic across the Northeast. Both Conrail and the brotherhood of maintenance of Way employees agreed after a hearing tuesday that a temporary restraining order barring the planned strike Friday would remain in effect until . District judge Franklin s. Van Antwerpen a ruling. The Union represents about 700 employees in the Allegheny division of the bwe and about half of those Are furloughed. The Union has been negotiating with Philadelphia based Conrail since 1988. In january the Union started an informational picketing Campaign and Laid off workers picketed for one Day each at the Juniata shops the Samuel Rea shops in Hollidaysburg see Conrail on Page a2in the Mirror accidents. Alo hospitals. B4 births. .b4 neighbors. .cl-3 classified .c6-11 local. A5-12comics. .c5 .bl-4 crime. Air movies. .b6 crossword and obituaries .b3 other puzzles opinion. .a4. C4 sports. El-7 or. Gott. .c4 stocks. .a3 food. Dl-8 television is wham Sam. A a it Mirror photo by Paul e Singer

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