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Cumberland Times News (Newspaper) - April 21, 1990, Cumberland, Maryland The United states has turned away about a dozen suspected nazi criminals in recent months. See Page 4 Bealls John Cutter right and mount Savages Rick Burley had a combined 25 strikeouts Friday As Beall scored a 2-1 Victory Over mount Savage. See sports Maryland a first plastics recycling Plant opened Friday amid much fanfare for Earth week Celebration. See Page 12 Cumberland times news vol. 52 a no. 94 Cumberland Maryland saturday april 21, 1990 30 cents hot item la electronic stove a san Oming oven Hoo sold 1st Day. Classified ads work Call 722-4604 Naves Crossroads line break on inside pages almanac. .6 Ann Landers. .6 Astro graph. .6 Bridge. Comics. Crossword. .24 deaths. Or. Gott. Editorial Page. .11 local news. .13-14 markets business. .8-9 scoreboard amp racing. .18 sports. .15-18 tween 12 amp 20. .6 want ads. By Jeff Alderton times news writer Cumberland a 16-Inch water main burst at Naves Crossroads and shades Lane Early Friday and it was nearly nine hours after the leak was discovered that a line feeding the main could be shut off according to Wes Bridges City Public works supervisor. Water department employees were awakened at about i a With word of the water main break and six workers were on the scene in a half hour. The City employees tried unsuccessfully for hours to shut off the valve feeding the 16-Inch line by using pipe wrenches. Of the numerous valve keys owned by the City none was suitable to shut off the Neces sary valve. In fact a specially made 16 or foot key was made to order Friday morning by Atkinson welding contractors inc., located in the former Cumberland steel company building on Winston Street. A a couple of the men tried All night with pipe wrenches to turn off the valve but there was just too much water pressure a said Bridges. The valve is located 17 feet below the Road surface in a manhole filled with about four feet of water. At about 9 20 ., City employees arrived at the scene with the specially made key which a City employee said took about an hour to make. Within 30 minutes the valve was turned off and water stopped flowing through the line. Although workers were hampered by Murphy a Law during the night they did determine the location of the leak by using a Geo phones which allowed them to hear water gushing below the Road surface. The location of the broken Section of the main was about too Yards from the the turnoff valve. Water was being pumped out of the approximate 12-by-12-foot Hole to Clear the Way to the broken main and begin repairs. As workers continued efforts to turn off the watered Mason proprietor of masons barn and j b s Steak cellar arrived with a generous Supply of hot Coffee for the dozen or so City workers assigned to the unplanned repair Job. To help alleviate the disruption in service two 400-gallon portable water tanks a commonly called water buffaloes were taken upon request to the Ali Ghan shrine club and to masons barn. The portable tanks were supplied through Allegany county civil defense emergency Center and transported by county roads department employees. Mutual cooperation Between government agencies was further evidenced by the state continued on Page 5 around and around a City water depart ment employees turn a specially made 16�?~-foot key in an attempt to shut off a valve feeding a 16-Inch water main which burst Early Friday at Naves Crossroads and shades Lane. About two dozen businesses and 200 residences were affected by the break. Water began to flow through the line at 6 . Times news Jeff Alderton student party leads to violence vandalism see Page 13 Chambers unaware of phase approval by Butch Antolini times news writer Cumberland Chambers development company officials say they knew nothing about the Maryland department of the environments it mde recent decision to approve phase two of its Landfill permit application until Reading about it in the Friday edition of the Cumberland times news. Even though the state Agency review was completed More than to Days ago and a formal letter of notification was sent to Chambers from mde solid waste division chief John Lawther on april la a spokesperson for the Pittsburgh pa., firm said the correspondence was never received until it was faxed to them via Telephone on Friday. Mde told Chambers that they had been experiencing trouble with the mail service out of Baltimore. Edwin k. Wiles regional director of corporate development for Chambers said his company will begin work on the last submittal final engineering design of the three step permit application process immediately. A we Are pleased that the department of the environment has authorized us to proceed with the preparation of the phase three report and we will work with dispatch to comply with their requirements a Wiles stated the one major concern which the mde addressed in its review of phase two was the original size of the Landfill approximately 135 acres and a possible negative effect that it could have on the aquifer system by reducing the natural water recharge in the Southern quadrant of the Vale Summit site. Mde officials recommended that Chambers reduce the size of the Landfill in that Southern sector and Wiles says the private developers will Honor the states request. A we agree with this requirement a Wiles said. A the total size of the Landfill will be reduced by approximately 40 acres in the Southern portion to protect the aquifer system by not interfering with the natural water Wiles said the Pittsburgh based corporation which is doing business in Allegany county As Chambers of Maryland inc., is also submitting to the mde further information on the design and other requirements As specified by Maryland solid waste management regulations. A in the phase three report Chambers will submit plans on the disposition of surplus soil and will demonstrate that there will be no interference Between the Landfill and Coal mine operations located in the same Vicinity a he added. A we Are complying with the departments mde requirements and look Forward to further demonstrating that this is an environmentally sound and economically efficient sanitary Landfill once operational the Landfill will employ 15-20 people and will provide solid waste disposal for Allegany county residents for a minimum of 20 years under a contract a agreement which Chambers entered into with the county a Board of commissioners in nov. 1987. A we intend to work diligently with the state department of the environment to be responsive to the concerns of residents in the area and establish with them a Confidence in Chambers commitment to environmental integrity a Wiles noted. A we will be Good corporate citizens in the Battle to Worsen Beirut Lebanon a gunmen with assault rifles killed a member of the shiite moslem amal militia As he drove through Beirut on Friday during the latest Battles Between amal and its rival Hezbollah police said. A police spokesman said the conflict Between the shiite militias was expected to escalate. By police count the present round of amal Hezbollah clashes has killed 24 people and wounded 83. New name Prague Czechoslovakia apr parliament on Friday approved a new version of Czechoslovakia a official name designed to give equal weight to its two republics after weeks of growing tensions Between czechs and slovaks. The new name the a czech and slovak federative re Blic a was approved by a landslide vote in both houses of the legislature but Only after an inconclusive first ballot. The name change took effect immediately. It was the second in less than a month. Record deficit Washington apr the government posted a $53.34 billion budget deficit in March a a monthly record a pushing the imbalance past the Gramm Rudman 1990 target in just six months the Treasury department reported Friday. The March Gap Between spending and revenues produced a deficit of $150.85 billion for the fiscal year that began oct. I 17.5 percent More than the $128.4 billion imbalance during the first half of 1989. The weather today showers Likely highs in mid to upper 60s. Tonight Chance of showers Early followed by Clearing lows in upper 40s. Wrap up on Page 2. Getting ready a the Allegany Central Scenic train made its initial run Friday getting ready for today a opening of pleasure rides. Times news Tim Wilson begins second season today Cumberland a the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad will begin its second season of pleasure rides Between Cumberland and Frostburg with a Public run late this morning. The Allegany Central Railroad steam engine owned and operated by Jack Showalter of Ridgeley w.va., is scheduled to leave Western Maryland station Center on canal Street with four coaches at 11 30 . And arrive at the old depot in Frostburg 45 minutes later. Following a 90-minute stay at the Frostburg terminus where the locomotive changes directions on a turntable passengers will Board the train for the return trip. A second roundtrip is planned for 3 30 ., with departures from Cumberland scheduled at 11 30 . And 3 30 . Sunday. Over 160 Advance tickets had been sold by Friday afternoon for the Maiden run according to William f. Howes or. Howes serves As general manager for the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad development corporation which oversees the operation of the tourist train. Continued on Page 5 Vale Summit Landfill could bring about litigation elated a mrs. Wendy Hannekamp and train during a run to Frostburg Friday. The her two children Chris being held and Jessie Scenic Railroad begins its second season of runs Frostburg Greet the Allegany Central Scenic this morning. Times news Tim Wilson Scenic Railroad today a chuckle the first person to discover fire Isnit such a big Deal. How about the first Guy who dropped his dinner in the fire Ana invented the Barbecue Clos Angeles times Syndicate by Butch Antolini times news writer Cumberland a vowing that he and others Are a gearing up nationally to fight the establishment of Allegany county a new municipal Landfill at Vale Summit local lawyer Donald Goldbloom hinted on Friday that litigation against Allegany county a Board of commissioners Chambers development company of Pittsburgh pa., and the Maryland department of the environment May be in the offing. Speaking before the county Board of commissioners Goldbloom said he was representing the Chesapeake Campaign for Earth week Crew. He indicated that the statewide group which will celebrate Earth Day on sunday released a list of companies which will receive the Crew a poisoned Plant awards for 1990. Among those on the list were the Allied chemical Plant near Baltimore the chemical industries Council of Maryland the state highways administration the Maryland Home builders association the state service station association and according to Goldbloom a last but not least the Chambers development the Cumberland attorney was stopped at that Point by county commission president Arthur Bond who asked Goldbloom a a How can you give an award to someone Chambers that is not even doing business in the state a Goldbloom responded by saying a it is certainly their Chambers intention to do business Here and that a Why Thev Are receiving the lie went on to say that citizens for responsible waste disposal crowd Western Maryland coalition of Community professional and Environ water service restored after mental groups As Well As private citizens was also issuing an Appeal to other similar organizations throughout the state of Maryland and Appalachia to contribute to the appalachian Landfill defense fund. A this fund is being inaugurated on Earth Day for the purpose of stopping the dumping of trash from the Boston to Richmond corridor into Appalachia a a Goldbloom indicated. A we disagree with the department of the environment s evaluation of Vale Summit because the environmental Protection Agency has documented that All landfills regardless of the technology leak a he stated. A so a re auction in the size of the proposed Landfill at Vale Summit is not going to help either the Quality or Quantity of water they will both still be adversely Goldbloom says the Allegany county Landfill Issue Quot will not Only be elevated As a regional problem but it will be elevated All across Appalachia and the rest of the country a a he says the mde a approval which will permit Chambers to move Forward on the final stage continued on Page 5

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