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30 Jun 1982

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30 Jun 1982

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Cumberland News (Newspaper) - June 30, 1982, Cumberland, Maryland 6�?the Cumberland news wednesday june 30,1982 area a amp a markets not slated to close truck Laws contract signing fireworks Council approves Bond effective definite tomorrow dangerous issuance to Perini while a amp a stores Are closing in some areas no closings in this immediate area Are apparently planned one source close to the situation said yesterday. Efforts to Contact com Pany officials failed yesterday morning resulting in uncertainty i Over any changes which will take place. A there Are a lot of rumours going around a said one company employee who asked not to be identified. A but i done to know of any plans to close stores Here a he added. Several stores in the Altoona District of a amp a including one in Somerset county however Are. Targeted for closing. In the midst of the rumours and problems the United food and commercial workers have rejected a package of contract concessions sought by the Altoona division of the a amp a. But their counterparts in the retail store clerks Union have said yes to a contract giveaways in order to help their employer the giant Eagle grocery Chain. Retail clerks local 1407 a voted 781-531 sunday for a wage freeze fewer holidays and a lower rate of overtime pay. Wages will be Frozen at $10.03 an hour for full time employees and $8.70 an hour for part time workers. Full timers will give up four holidays part timers three holidays. The concessions will be in effect until the contract expires dec. 31,1983. Meanwhile United food Quot workers 605-member local 590 on monday turned Down a amp pcs 12-Point request for concessions by an overwhelming vote of 559-36, according to Union president Jack Draper. A the feeling of our membership is that the company has a terminal disease and is eventually going to die a Draper said. A but while the company is still breathing we have a negotiated but company spokesman Mike Rourke said the balloting included the unions approval of continued negotiations. A meeting was scheduled yesterday he said. A a we re going to do everything we can to continue to work out arrangements a Rourke said adding that there was no firm deadline for resolving the company a contract proposals. A but obviously the economic situation is going to bring some pressure a he said. A we think we re up against our last although the unions contract with the great Atlantic amp Pacific Tea co. Expires in september 1983, the company asked last wednesday for help in reducing wage costs. A a a the company said they needed concessions or rollbacks in order to con a a Tine to be profitable in the Altoona division a Draper said. A they informed us there would be no negotiations the company is not giving us any Draper said a amp a wanted to reduce paid holidays and vacation time Cut wages i Rock drive in la Tiili hmm now playing a death wish Llu a. Sternal Charlet Brent also a Southen Comforti. And reduce the work Force in Many cases from full time to part time employment. The Altoona division extends through Central Pennsylvania and into parts of Maryland encompassing 66 stores with 2,000 employees. Local 590 represents workers in 46 stores. Draper said he was told that the vote would not change the company a current plans to close seven stores six in Cambria county and one in Somerset county. The Union president also said he expects to receive notification from the company soon that seven to nine More stores in the Altoona District will close. A they a amp a said these stores would close with or without concessions a he said. A that represents to my local Union about one third of our 46 pact offers endorsement to Bambacus John Bambacus Republican challenger for the seat presently held by incumbent state senator Edward Mason has won the first endorsement in this years primary election of the political action club of teachers of Allegany county pact according to Art Isom chairman. Bambacus candidacy for the Maryland Senate seat will be supported by the teachers of Allegany county because Bambacus supports the organized teaching professions positions on the key issues affecting teachers and Public education in the state legislature noted Isom. A we Welcome the Opportunity to support a candidate representing Allegany and Garrett counties who is supportive of collective bargaining changes that will allow teachers and their elected organization to have equal status in this process to effect meaningful change a Isom commented. A we Are pleased to support a candidate who sees and recognizes our plight and can support the necessary state Law changes we be sought consistently in the last several years in Annapolis. We must have a change in the state Senate and in key races in the House for the next four years. A your organization and its Parent group the Allegany county teachers association will be working actively in this key primary race a the pact chairman concluded. R. Thomas Elliott a pact Acta member will head up the teachers organizational Effort in this Campaign. Thomas Shaffer adviser to the local and uni serv representative of both the state and National teacher associations will assist Elliott. Members of the pact executive committee besides Isom Are Clarabelle Kenney and Bonnie Troxell. Builders group meets tomorrow Home builders association of Western Maryland will have its membership dinner meeting at the Continental Motel tomorrow at 6 30 . Members Are asked to attend and prospective members Are Welcome. Tomorrow state police will begin enforcing tomorrow four new Laws concerning commercial truck owners and operators. The state police truck enforcement division said the four new pieces of legislation Are As follow a 60-foot maximum allowable length for poultry haulers which allows a combination of vehicles hauling poultry cages empty or loaded a maximum length of 60 feet. This statutory length limit is for All Eastern Shore counties of Maryland Only and includes Cecil county. A new Law requiring All two Axle trucks when in combination with a freight or Semi trailer to be registered with the Maryland Gas tax division. Freight or Semi trailer with a Gross weight of 10,000 pounds or less Are exempt. Also exempt Are non freight trailers which include camping travel House and Utility trailers. An increased overweight Fine for restricted Bridges and Culvert increases the Fine to the same penalty for other overweight violations five cents per Pound for the first 5,000 pounds and 12 cents per Pound for those exceeding 5,000 pounds. Motor Carrier safety inspection authorizes the my a to adopt certain rules and regulations that Are duplicate of or consistent with the Federal motor Carrier safety regulations. It allows police officers to Stop and inspect vehicles that Are Over 10,000 pounds Gross weight and would be subject to the Federal motor Carrier safety regulations. Specific exemption for Section 391-qualification of Drivers and Section 392, hours of service for Drivers would be Given to some intrastate operation of vehicles. Judge denies injunction the Maryland human relations commission has decided against seeking a court injunction to delay the july i contract signing Between the Allegany county Board of education and newly appointed superintendent of schools or. H. William Mitchell. The commission is however continuing its investigation of the physical handicapping discrimination complaint lodged by Joseph r. Pellerzi the boards assistant superintendent of instruction. Robert Barnes Hrc investigator said he was unable to comment in As much As All employees of the commission must keep client information confidential. Board attorney Armand Pannone or. Suggested that the commission did no to feel that the information collected at this Point in the investigation was of the magnitude that it should be subject to an injunction. However Pannone said a it is my feeling that there has been no discrimination that violates anybody a constitutional Pellerzi contended that the boards recent hiring action of the new superintendent of schools was discriminatory against him because of his physically handicapping condition the use of an artificial Larynx. The fact finding session request this weeks specials monday tuesday wednesday Only tender beef liver amp onions.3.95 our famous Fried Chicken 4 pc .3.95 Boneless Steak tender amp Juicy .3.95 breaded haddock.3.75 the above includes 2 vegetables salad bar Roll amp butter. Was held Friday at the Board of education before Barnes Pellerzi and his attorney his brother Lou Pellerzi of Silver Spring the Board attorney and four of the five members of the Board of education. Pellerzi is a Lavale resident who received his Bachelor of science degree from Frostburg state College and his masters degree in secondary education from Columbia University teachers College in new York. He has taken additional educational administration courses at Penn state University West Virginia University and the University of Maryland. His career in the Public school system began As a teacher at Cresaptown Junior High school 1950-51. He was a teacher and assistant track and football coach at fort Hill High school from 1951-56 and his first principalship was at Oldtown from 1956 to 1959, followed by two years at mount Savage. He became principal at Beall High school in 1961. Pellerzi served in the air Force from 1945 through 1948 and was a cryptographer in the Pacific theatre. He was appointed assistant superintendent instruction in 1977, with a wide Range of duties from formulating and administrating various school programs to directing in service programs with supervisory staff. Services filling recruiting quotas Annapolis up a an Anne Arundel county judge refused monday to Issue a preliminary injunction against Maryland a new drinking age Law. Circuit judge James Cawood or. Denied a request for the injunction sought by a Baltimore Man on behalf of his 17year-old daughter and All others bom after july 1,1964. The 1982 general Assembly passed legislation to raise the Legal drinking age from 18 to 21. It was signed into Law effective july i by gov. Harry Hughes. Charles r. Ward or. Claimed in his class action suit the Law was arbitrary unconstitutional and prevented his daughter Joan from getting a Job in a tavern. Ward maintained the Law does not restrict itself to one topic a requirement under the Maryland Constitution. It a deals with alcoholic beverages cries and punishments and employment of 18year-olds�?� and is inconsistent because some counties permit employment of Young people in drinking establishments and others do not. The Bill would allow those bom after july i 1964, to work in taverns in Allegany Carroll St. Mary a and Worcester counties while those in Kent and Garrett counties would be denied the Opportunity by local restrictions. Washington a with the help of the recession and higher pay the armed services Are filling their recruiting quotas at the quickest Pace since the draft ended nine years ago. The air Force reached this years goal of 68,000 new volunteers in May nearly five months before the end of fiscal 1982. Marine corps officials report that their 1982 objective of 38,700 recruits May have been met this month. As of May 31, about 95 percent of the target had been met. The army which has had the most trouble finding new enlistees expects to Complete its 1982 recruiting in Early july with 115,600 new soldiers in uniform. The Navy probably could have done As Well As the other services officials said but it chooses to set monthly quotas to fill its annual recruiting needs. According to the latest figures from the Navy recruiting command the service so far has made 88 percent of its 1982 objective of 95,300 recruits. After hitting Bottom in fiscal 1979, when none of the services made the quota recruiting began climbing in 1980, the final year of the Carter administration. President Reagan anxious to avoid a return to the politically Touchy draft said a an important Milestone in the history of americans All Volunteer armed forces was reached in fiscal 1981, when All the services reported Success in both Quantity and Quality of recruits. That was the first year in which the services met a and even exceeded a their authorized strength since the draft expired in mid-1973. This year has been even better manpower officials report with the flow of recruits cresting Well before the end of the fiscal year. As a result the officials say they have been Able to concentrate on signing up recruits especially High school graduates for fiscal 1983, which starts oct. I. Defense officials like to cite such factors As hefty pay increases Over the past two years As Well As improved educational benefits. Agency has transcript the Maryland health planning and development administration Mph a has received a transcript about the Perini services inc. Application for a certificate of need but the state Hasni to yet set the Date for an evidentiary hearing about the Hagerstown developers request to construct a 164 bed comprehensive care nursing Home in Allegany county. Health systems Agency of Western Maryland a governing body voted 12-3-1 to recommend denial of the Perini con application. This recommendation was forwarded to the state with a transcript of the hearing at the Ali Ghan shrine club. State procedure Calls for a staff member of the Mph a to review All facts in the Case and present a recommendation to William b. Landis executive director of the Agency. Ifs Landis who will Issue or deny issuance of a con in the free state. Before a final statement is issued by the my pad however it will conduct an evidentiary hearing to determine any supplemental information by the applicant or Public. The hearing will probably be conducted in Baltimore or Annapolis. Date for the evidentiary hearing Hasni to been set yet because the my pad is now conducting reviews for two other con applicants for another project. In addition some of the my pad staff Are now on vacation and schedules must be cleared before a hearing can be set said Dick Staffa who will do the initial detailed review of the Perini application. Not Legal William Eichbaum office of environmental programs Maryland department of health and mental Hygiene and James c. Robertson Maryland fire marshal have warned that the use of fireworks in Maryland is not Only highly dangerous but also illegal except where a permit has been issued by the state fire marshals office. Eichbaum noted that the illegal use of fireworks despite the Holiday spirit associated with setting off fireworks to celebrate the fourth of july presents a very serious safety Hazard particularly for children. He said that severe Burns blinding amputations and even deaths have been the result of fourth of july festivities. The Federal consumer product safety commission reported that More than 11,000 people were treated in Hospital emergency rooms for fireworks related injuries during 1981. Three fourths of those injured were under 25 years of age. Robertson cautioned that even sparklers which Are illegal in Baltimore City Montgomery county and Prince Georges county Burn at very High temperatures and can easily ignite clothing and cause severe hand or Finger bums. He said that under no circumstances should Young children be allowed to play alone with sparklers for they Are unaware of the potential danger involved in their use and Are not Able to act correctly in Case of an emergency. Robertson also warned that the Purchase of a popular fireworks called a snap and pop a or a a Whipper snapper is illegal in Maryland. These Are Small but dangerous explosive pellets. Eichbaum and Robertson suggest that citizens obtain information about Public fireworks displays scheduled in their communities in order to experience a Safe and an enjoyable family Celebration. Talks held by West mar West mar synfuel corporation is talking with companies to find one with the technology to turn Coal into an alternative fuel source a staff officer of the firm said yesterday. Jack Meyer said the corporation is now conducting a feasibility study to determine what it will take to develop establish and sustain the operation locally. He said West mar officials Are talking with about 12 companies. Quot we know the preferred ones a he said which would use a your Coal and he declined to make More specific comments. Westmark a Board of directors Are scheduled to meet july 14 in Cumberland. One Day later the company offices will begin operation at 72 Pershing Street instead of its room in the county office building. Meyer said the space in the other office Complex Wasny to necessary and the firm would employ the same part time Secretary. Lavale family restaurant Lavale Plaza shopping Center open 24 hours daily phone 729-3311 in their last Public meeting the mayor and City Council voted 3-2 yesterday morning to authorize the issuance of not More than $10 million in Industrial Revenue Bonds to finance the construction of a nursing Home by Perini corporation in Cumberland. Councilmen John w. Stotler and r. Donald Shaffer voted against the authorization which would allow the Developer to get the finances needed to construct a 164-bed nursing Home. Following the passage of a second Reading of the ordinance and Public comment Stotler moved to once again table the ordinance for a two week period so that any action would be taken by the incoming mayor and City Council. The ordinance had earlier been tabled for a two week Span on june 15. Councilman r. Donald Shaffer seconded the motion but three votes against tabling from councilmen Ernest c. Kessell jr., Wallace g. Ullery and mayor Frank k. Nethken dismissed that possibility. Shaffer originally voted in favor of the passage of the ordinance yesterday but said he had been mistaken and changed his vote to the negative. Jeffrey Mccormick counsel for Perini and the Monte verde Manor nursing Homes spoke yesterday urging a in the strongest manner possible authorization of the Bonds. Local resident Homer Berry also spoke for passage saying that the nursing Home is needed in the county and that is More important than arguing Over where it will go. Mccormick explained to the officials that the health systems Agency recommended denial of the certificate of need filed by Perini based on what he called a location conflict. The lawyer said that in his opinion the proper criteria was not used in recommending the denial. He said his group is pursuing approval of the certificate at the state level. A we expect the decision to be sometime in july a Mccormick said. In another action the group voted 4-1 to authorize an Extension of a $350,000 loan that was originally approved in january to keep the City out of court in a $938,000 suit for Money claimed owed to Driggs a contractor which performed construction work at the Cumberland municipal Airport in 1975. The City borrowed $150,000 each from Liberty Trust and first National Bank of sen. Sarbanes will address teachers Union Maryland and $50,000 from Cumberland savings Bank All at 14 percent interest. Councilman Shaffer voted against the Extension because of the interest amount. To keep from having to Levy an additional tax on City property owners to pay the loan the officials approved a temporary shift of $350,000 from the water fund to the general fund. In what City a administrator Dennis Piendak called a routine fiscal matter the group approved numerous budget shifts to balance the books at the end of the fiscal year. The amount of shifted Money is $345,000. City workers who Are not represented by bargaining units will receive a pay boost of 6.75 percent beginning july i. That amount was approved unanimously yesterday. The City also accepted the offer of $30,500 for the rehabilitated property at 418 Seymour Street from Larry Ritchie. No bids had been received for the property so it was sold by advertisement. In other actions taken by the Council unanimous approval was Given to accept later contract agreements worked out for two year pacts with International firefighters association local 1715, and a separate two year pact with fraternal order of police Lodge 90. Contracts Are being formulated at this time for final signatures. Upon signing exact terms of the contracts will be made known officials said. Piendak noted that City firemen will receive a 6.75 percent wage increase july i by the firemen contract. Councilman Ullery noted these agreements arrive in the second year of a contract Between the City and City employees members of the american federation of county state and municipal employees. Council also unanimously approved a recommendation from the Board of zoning appeals to allotted used car operation to Loce at 1800 Ford Avenue. In other business a letter from j. Henry Holzshu of 814 Camden Avenue was read calling for the removal of election candidates Campaign signs following elections. Piendak stated state Laws provided for removal of such signs. In Prince Georges county signs Are regularly removed by the virtue of the Law he said. The matter was referred for further study by the City administrator and the City attorney following a motion by councilman Ullery which was seconded by councilman Stotler. The United nations general Assembly on april 13, 1961, condemned apartheid. . Sen. Paul Sarbanes did is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at 9 30 a m. July 2 at the new York Hilton for the 66th annual convention of the american federation of teachers Al Cio. Among the 3,000 delegates expected to attend will be mrs. Mary b. Nelson a teacher at the Cresaptown elementary school who is president of local 1667, federation of Allegany county teachers. Sen. Sarbanes is a recognized and outspoken official in the realm of educational policies and practices As Well As a Strong advocate on workers rights. Light Cinema 308 a ave 777-70/0 positively adults Only 12t00-2i05 Eva. 8 40 Quot afternoon Delight Quot Al 1 20 8 00 Quot juice Quot la. No oni Unica 18 admit Ion today Early Biro Snow All seats $1.50 a inc c0un1ry club 6 729-0633 country club mall 1j twi lit Snow a _ $1.75 adult matinee Price Ballar sn8w a we. I a at 1bjb Ruji. 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