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Cumberland Times News (Newspaper) - February 27, 1991, Cumberland, Maryland Cumberland returns fire times news Gorbachev blasts Yeltsin other radicals see 2a vol. 53 a no. 47cumberland, Maryland wednesday february 27, 1991 35 cents wednesday wednesday partly sunny and Chilly. Highs in 30s to 40 West winds to to 15 Mph. Weather a 8a in summary Quot Metal replaced plastic replaces Metal in machines at Bucknell University As students use plastic debit cards instead of change to buy soft drinks. �?2 a Snow Falls Light Snow was scattered tuesday from the Northern Plains across the great lakes into new England. A a rally planned a rally for area military personnel serving in the persian Gulf is set saturday at the football stadium at Frostburg state University. A in seeking water Piedmont w.va., residents returned to the Mineral county commission this week in their on going efforts to obtain Public water a in concerns eyed cooperation with Maryland in travel and tourism promotion was the emphasis of recommendations at last weeks Mineral county Community meeting. A in variances voted the Frostburg Board of zoning appeals favourably ruled on two variances from City zoning and rental housing ordinances following Public hearings monday. A in another project with the completion of the main Street Street scape the Keyser main Street project Board of directors is turning its attention to similar improvements on Armstrong treet. A in troubles seen the West Virginia groundwater Protection act could spell trouble for county governments and residents according to Hampshire county officials. A in investment an investment Counselor can offer advice that makes dollars and sense. A so palpitations Peter Gott m d. Writes about irregular heartbeat and its significance. A so new manager is. Honey Bailey has been named project manager for the Allegany Christian housing corp. A by Low fat lowering fat Levels is a key to a healthy diet. A in microwave egg recipes Are easy with a microwave. A so playoffs continue West Virginia High school boys basketball teams As Well As Maryland girls take part in playoff action. A sports chuckle window installers take great panes to please their customers. Los Angeles times Syndicate Index almanac.6b Anne Landers. 68 Astro-graph.68 births.2b bridge.80 business.5b comics.8d crossword.8d editorial.6-7a letters 6a living.3a local news.1-2b markets 4b regional news 2a scoreboard 30 sports 1-3d, 7d Tri state 5a Heaters 6b want ads 4-7d iraqis leave Kuwait City Allied forces push Onward Gulf War Roundup tuesday feb. 26 president Saddam Hussein told his War wrecked nation in an address today on Baghdad radio that a today we will Complete the withdrawal of our forces god allies reported seeing some signs that the iraqis were withdrawing. Dhahran saudi Arabia apr under american and Allied fire iraqis beaten army streamed North tuesday in a headlong flight homeward abandoning Kuwait City to its Day of liberation after a Long dreadful bloody night of occupation and War. The fight raged on. A a we re going to. Attack and attack and attack a a . General vowed As marines tangled with iraqis fighting a rear guard action at Kuwait City Airport and As a vast .-British armoured Force collided with iraqis vaunted Republican guard somewhere to the Northwest. A news Jool report said re publican guard units were setting up new defensive lines West of the Southern iraqi City of Basra. The Campaign appeared to be coming Down to a deadly race through the desert Between iraqi troops retreating North toward iraqis heartland and the Vii corps Armor rumbling in from the West to Cut them off. The iraqis reportedly had kuwaiti hostages in Tow. No one in authority was saying How deep into Iraq the Allied forces might pursue the withdrawing army. Iraqis president Saddam Hussein sought to Label the withdrawal a president Bush called it an a a outrage and said Saddam was trying to cling to formidable military Power with his pullback. Hundreds of surrendering iraqi soldiers had another word for the debacle. A Salaam Salaam a a a peace peace a a they shouted As they raised their hands to advancing troops. More than 30,000 iraqis have now been taken prisoner the . Command Saia. And among kuwaitis the word was a your Joy is overflowing thanks be to god a their exile radio declared. A the enemy is turning flashing a for Victory signs jubilant kuwaitis emerged from their Homes tuesday to Greet the first outsiders to venture into their burned looted ground War continues More than 100,000 . Forces in Iraq moved toward Saddam a Republican guard their goal to form a choking Loop around Kuwait. Marines and . Paratroopers tightened their grip around Kuwait City and holding positions around the International Airport. Kuwait City scud casualties the toll mounted Dhah from a missile hit on a . Barracks in Dhahran saudi Arabia. The . Military said 28 servicemen were killed and 100 wounded. Flood of prisoners Camps in Iraq and Kuwait were overflowing with iraqi pos now Over 25,000. City Man Hurt in missile assault Dick Farley times news staff writer As of 7 a in. Est City. People ran up to hug and kiss triumphant american soldiers who punched 50 Miles North from saudi Arabia in a three Day ground Campaign. Associated press photographer Laurent Rebours reported from the City a outskirts. Men of the 1st Marine division later entered a the City. There were no new reports tuesday on . And Allied dead and wounded on the front lines. Meanwhile an updated report on mondays scud missile attack on a rear area Barracks outside Dhahran said it killed 28 american servicemen and wounded too. Rocky Gap project on hold Butch Antolini times news staff writer Annapolis difficulty in pinning Down approximately $3.5 million in private investment to fund the Rocky Gap Golf course and hotel conference Center has backed the plan up until at least july i with a possibility that the project might be nixed altogether. Golf course hotel in jeopardy lawmakers sliced the Allegany county project completely out of the current operating fund along with 15 other items in order to meet another $89 million shortfall in the fiscal 1991 budget. Some $11 million had been originally set aside in the 1991 something new for lunch operating budget to construct a Jack Nicklaus signature Golf course at Rocky Gap. However the funds could not be released until the Complete $36 million private sector and Bank financing package was pieced together. Late last year More than $3 million was slashed from the project but governor William Donald Schaefer expressed Confidence that the Golf course could be still be built at a Cost of approximately $7 to $8 million. State officials have been working feverishly to put the Money together and had expected to Complete the financing this past weekend a but the Deal is still $3.5 million from its goal and legislators controlling the states purse strings could wait no longer. Many reports indicated that the Rocky Gap project was targeted for removal because of the failure to come up with the needed fiscal interest from the see Rocky gap�?4a Cumberland the wife of a local army reservist has been notified that her husband was among the soldiers injured in mondays iraqi scud missile attack on Dhahran saudi Arabia. Donna Jennings of Oldtown Road Cumberland told the Cumberland times news she heard from the army that her husband sergeant first class David r. Jennings was on a list of a wounded not seriously but requiring she had not yet heard directly from sgt. Jennings she said. Sgt. Jennings 41, is a member of the 14th quartermasters a water purification unit based in Greensburg a. At least two other soldiers in that unit were among the 28 killed when the missile which apparently had broken up in the air fell on their Barracks and exploded oat Hundred soldiers in All were wounded according to various accounts. The 14th quartermasters unit had been in saudi Arabia for just one week having departed fort Lee a. Feb. 18. Sgt. Jennings had been activated for duty Jan. 15, and had reported to fort Lee on Jan. 18, mrs. Jennings said. A i done to think we could go through Many More 24-hour periods like the last one a she said saying that she and her family had been watching televised reports and waiting for some sort of information from the army. A from the looks of the building its a Miracle anyone survived a she said. Mrs. Jennings said she final see City Man hurt�?4a Stern s idea for marketing director comes under fire a laser photo iraqi prisoners eat . Military packaged Field rations in a holding Camp in Northern saudi Arabia near the Kuwait Border. Thousands of iraqi soldiers Are sur rending putting a Strain on the Camp system set up by the Allied forces. Mild recession seen Washington a an overwhelming majority of the nations top economic forecasters share the Bush administrations expectation that the current recession will be Shorter and much less severe than the average downturn since world warn. The National association of business economists Survey showed on tuesday that 49 of the 54 forecasters participating in the poll or 91 percent believe the recession will last nine months or less a meaning it should be Over by mid year. Both their length and severity projections were just a bit less Rosy than the White houses. The eight previous recessions since 1945 Nave averaged la months in length during which the Economy fell an average 2.5 percent. The consensus of the Nabe forecasters project the drop in the Gross National product this time to be just 1.0 percent. The poll was conducted in the first two weeks of february. Residents question mayors priorities Kimi Scott Mcgreevy time news staff writer Cumberland mayor Harry Sterns proposal to hire a marketing director came under fire tuesday As City residents City firefighters and one member of the City Council questioned the mayors priorities at the City Council meeting. Council member Harvey May agreed with the citizens questioning Why the mayor claims the City cannot afford to hire a City administrator but can afford to pay a wage of $30,000 for a marketing director. A i feel the $30,000 should be spent to hire an administrator not a marketing director a or. May said. When the other three Council members were asked their opinions Only Dellann Campbell responded. A it marketing director is something we can at least look at a she said. The Issue was raised initially by John Cline president of the City a firefighters Union who asked where the City was getting the Money needed to fund times news John d. Smith Grace Cline a Cumberland resident and wife of a City firefighter questions mayor Harry Stern at the Council meeting tuesday. Several upgrades for other City workers if the City has a $500,000 deficit As claimed in the past by mayor Stern. The firefighters recently declared an impasse in their contract negotiations with the City. A we have saved Mone through not hiring a City a i mini Strator and eliminating the position of Legal Secretary a the mayor said. A so if you hire a marketing director you wont have any Money to hire an administrator a or. Cline asked. A i did no to say that a the mayor said. In answer to an earlier questions mayor Stern had said that the City has no immediate plans to search for a City administrator but May do so in the future. Or. Cline indicated that he Felt the City was a trying to pull the Wool Over the firefighters eyes with its tactics. He pointed out that while some employees Are receiving upgrades firefighters have to snare books for their training courses because there Are not enough books to go around. Applause followed his comments. When Darryl Powell a reporter for what to asked if the duties of the marketing director could be handled by the City administrator the mayor replied a no no absolutely when or. Powell asked that see Sterns idea�?4a in nursing Homes Many patients die from depression Chicago apr nursing Home residents who suffer from depression have a greater risk of dying within one year than those who do not have the disorder according to a study. The malady common among nursing Home patients could be easily treated but often goes unrecognized said or. Barry Rovner a psychiatrist at John Hopkins University. A the important Point underlying All this is that depression is treatable a said Rovner. Most depressed residents of nursing Homes would Benefit from antidepressant drugs he said. For a year beginning in 1987, Rovner and his colleagues studied 454 residents of eight Baltimore nursing Homes. Their findings were published in wednesdays edition of the journal of the american medical association. The researchers found 12.6 percent of the residents were severely depressed and another 18.1 percent showed symptoms of depression. They also found that depressed patients had a 59 percent greater Chance of dying within a year than non depressed residents. There Are an estimated 1.5 million people in american nursing Homes at any Given time. Given that As Many As 450,000 residents May suffer from clinical depression the study said. The disorder goes unrecognized partly because a people look at residents of nursing Homes and say a who be depressed a a Rovner said. A it is not a Normal part of aging. We re talking about depression that is persistent and

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