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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - March 31, 1990, Altoona, Pennsylvania Cameras rolling at Chestnut Ridge by research yields better care for millions a6lady Blue devils shoot for Gold Tiara Dihl Toca error Altoona a. March 31, 1990 showers weather. Page b2 35 cents Patt adds second Meadows project by Allan j. Bassler staff writer Hollidaysburg the Patt organization plans to add another project a 100,000-Square-foot business Park to the rapidly developing Meadows intersection area. The Park differs from previous development in the area which has been mostly businesses with property touching route 220 a a concept known As a a fronting on the Highway. Fronting is important to businesses such As restaurants and convenience stores which pull customers off the Highway by being visible. The corporation is also building a $10 million 60,000 Square foot shopping Plaza a reminiscent of downtown Hollidaysburg off route 220 beside Wissingers Iga supermarket. The Patty a new development known As the Hollidaysburg business Park will be plots of land offered for Sale or lease to businesses that done to require frontage a such As doctors offices Day care centers and Light manufacturing or warehouses. The plots will be flexible in size according to the needs of the client although the corporation May construct one building at the front of the Park and lease space. The Park will be located behind Wissingers Iga supermarket and will have its primary Access from North Juniata Street across from the Penn Dot building. There will be lighted parking for 400 vehicles and a Large part of the Park will be reserved As a Green space for lawns and landscaping a according to a news release from the corporation. The 100,000 Square feet will include space available for development and parking. In comparison Altoona a parcel i Between 17th and 18th streets on 12th Avenue is a total of 158,000 Square feet. Architectural standards will be see Meadows on Page a2 crunch hits mental health Agency by Phil Ray staff writer Hollidaysburg an increase in cases is forcing Blair county a provider of mental health services to turn away some individuals with less severe problems officials said Friday. The Altoona Hospital Community mental health Center is accepting 50 to 90 new cases a month and has an Active caseload of More than 1,500 clients Center director William Wallen said. An increased Effort to help High school students with problems has helped to fuel the increased demand. At the same time reimbursement for services provided to individual clients Hasni to increased in 14 years Wallen said typifying the fiscal problem faced by county agencies. The problem has forced the Center to prioritize cases according to county commissioner Donna gouty Here chairman of the mental health committee at Altoona Hospital. People with serious problems a children individuals who Are chronically mentally ill and those in crisis situations Are Given the highest priority mrs. Gority said. Given lower priority or being referred elsewhere Are people with less immediate problems that would Only require a few visits such As couples having marital problems Wallen and mrs. Gority said. The staff of the Center is left with the More severe cases increasing the pressure of the jobs according to the county officials. A we have not had waiting lists and we Haven to had to Cut Back on services but it gets tougher every year Quot Wallen said this past week. The Center is receiving the same reimbursement it received in the 1970s $25 an hour a $24 through the county program plus $1 from the client Wallen said. See mental on Page a2 Mirror photo by Gary m. Saranac karate kick Joe Lewis a former world heavyweight karate Champion gets a kick in the head from Brian Gates during a seminar Friday. He will attend today a National martial arts Competition at the Jaffa mosque. Lewis at left now devotes much of his time to teaching. More than 500 people Are expected to participate in today a Competition. Story another photo Page d2. Embezzler gets 35 years of probation by Phil Ray staff writer Hollidaysburg a former mid state Bank employee who embezzled More than $47,000 has been placed on 35 years of probation. Visiting judge David a. Grine of Centre county told Trudy a. Kirkpatrick 36, of Tipton he would consider lessening her probation when she paid Back the Money she took. She appeared in court this week with $9,000, a Good Start toward restitution according to assistant District attorney David a. Gorman who presented the commonwealths Case. Is. Kirkpatrick was charged with takeover soviet soldiers occupy lithuanian building winding Forward by Ann Imse associated press Vilnius soviet troops took Over the building housing the lithuanian chief prosecutors office late Friday after staff members refused to work with a Moscow loyalist named As new chief prosecutor by the Kremlin. The takeover was the first occupation of a government building in Vilnius since Lithuania declared its Independence on March la and cameras an abrupt reversal by the soviets after initial Steps by both sides toward a Compromise. Soldiers previously had occupied a few communist party buildings. Uniformed men Early saturday also moved into Lithuania s Central newspaper printing Plant. They refused to identify themselves and said Only that they were protecting the building. Witnesses said they saw at least seven men armed with nightsticks. Lithuanian president vytautas Landsbergis said on television the decision to take Over the prosecutors office a brings shame on the soviet Quot they Are trying to destroy the Legal system. We have had these challenges before. We have stood against them and we will do it again a he said. Premier Kazimiera Prunskiene told reporters after an emergency session of the presidium of the Lithuania parliament that the government told employees of the prosecutors office to try to work in the building under the lithuanian official rather than Moscow a Choice. Lithuanian legislator Egidius Bickauskas said earlier on to that the soviet troops occupied the building with the help of an employee. He did not elaborate. A foreign journalist rushed to the scene and said he saw a truckload of Interior ministry soldiers enter the building. Moscow earlier tried to Force urn mania to adhere to soviet Law by firing Lithuania a chief prosecutor Artris Paulauskas and announcing he would be replaced by Antanas Petrauskas. The chief prosecutor is basically a Republic wide District see takeover on Page a2 baldness motherhood linked to coronary risk in the Mirror accidents. A9 Astrograph .a8 births. .b4 classified. .c4-9 comics. .d7 crime. .a9 crossword and other puzzles .a8 or. Gott. .a8 by Lee Siegel a science writer san Diego Bald headed men and mothers who Bear five or More hospitals.b4 children develop blood cholesterol health.a6 patterns that might raise their risk of local.bl-4 heart disease according to studies a5,9,10. Released Friday. ,2 in a study of 872 electronics factories b5 tory workers in Italy or. Maurizio obituaries.b3 Trevisan found blood cholesterol and opinion.a4 blood pressure Levels Rose with age sports.dl-6 among the 278 men with a male Pat stocks.a3 Tern they defined that As a receding hairline and a Bald spot on the Crown of the head. The Small but significant increases weren to found among the 321 men with full Heads of hair or the 273 with receding hairlines but not a balding Crown said Trevisan an epidemiologist at the state University of new York at Buffalo. The study released at an american heart association meeting is a reason to lose one More hair a John Capps founder of Bald headed men of America said by phone from see coronary on Page a2 associated press Florence Codner of the reliable corp. In Chicago a direct marketer of office products gets set to move the clock Forward on the hands of a clock to remind people that Daylight saving time begins at 2 . Sunday the first sunday in april. Daylight saving time will remain in effect until oct. 28, when that hour of lost sleep will be returned. Preparing withdrawal slips and then taking Money from several accounts in the Bank where she worked. She worked at the Tipton Branch of mid state. She was charged with five counts of forgery and one count of theft by failure to make proper disposition of funds. Police say that Between aug. 8, 1985, and March to 1989, is. Kirkpatrick prepared 42 false withdrawal slips on five different accounts. She worked for the Bank for to years but was dismissed on May 30, 1989. She was arrested on aug. To 1989, and entered a guilty plea before Grine this past week. Court to Rule on Flag Case by James h. Rubin associated press Washington the supreme court said Friday it will decide by Early summer whether Congress violated free speech rights when it outlawed burning of the american Flag. The courts extraordinary move could inject the Issue into this year s congressional and state legislative elections with renewed Force. If the justices agree with two Federal judges and strike Down a new Federal Law Banning Flag burning president Bush and Republican leaders will push to Amend the Constitution. The court granting a request by the Bush administration put the politically charged Issue on a fast track that will allow it to announce a decision by july in cases from the District of Columbia and Seattle. Federal judges struck Down the Law in both cases. The justices said they will hear arguments in the cases May 14, marking the first time in nine years a court session will be conducted after april. The court heard arguments june 24, 1981, when it studied the legality of the agreement that ended the Iran hostage crisis. On Only two other occasions in see Flag on Page a2

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