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Cumberland Times News (Newspaper) - January 10, 1998, Cumberland, Maryland A. Partly sunny saturday i hi9hp plow 50 j to 25 m a Cumberland t times news see weather 10a serving Western Mary i Cinel the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia Homes guide to real estate in today s edition. Vol. 61 a no. 8cumberland, Maryland saturday january 10,1998 daily 50c sunday $1.25 Home delivery 39c today a digest Israel hardens position on West Bank troop withdrawals. See Page 2a associated press Switzer resigns Dallas cowboys coach Barry Switzer stands on the sideline in this nov. 16, 1997, photo during a game with the Washington redskins in Irving Texas. Switzer who took the majority of the blame for the cowboys 6-10 season and failure to reach the playoffs has reached an agreement with owner Jerry Jones to no longer be the coach of the team. See sports 3b. Theodore Kaczynski a suicide attempt raises numerous questions. See Page 2a fire damages a vacant residence on Bellevue Street Cumberland. See Page 1b top ranked Petersburg defeats no. 5 Hampshire in boys basketball action. See Page 3b Allegany colleges trojans basketball team up their record to 17-0. See Page 3b a Vul Samos Zere Oue returns for his Junior year. See Page 3b Index Many a death result of chlorine Gas exposure Jeff Alderton times news staff writer Frostburg a the death of Frostburg water filtration Plant worker Ronald Lee Richards on new years eve was the result of chlorine Gas exposure that aggravated his existing medical conditions according to the state medical examiners office. A the cause of death is chlorine Gas exposure complicating hypertensive arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease a said or. Dennis j. Chute assistant medical examiner who performed the autopsy. The 53-year-old Richards collapsed at about 2 . On dec. 31 while walking up a flight of stairs with Plant superintendent Mike Griffith. Richards was pronounced dead at sacred heart Hospital about an hour later despite Griffith a attempts to revive him at the scene. Richards a 27-year City employee had been working on a chlorine leak inside the Plant shortly before he collapsed. As a result of the leak Griffith suffered an Eye irritation and was treated at the Hospital and released the same Day. Chute said the cause of death was determined in a review of a circumstances surrounding the death and autopsy findings to reach opinion As to the cause of death. Quot we see the effect of Gas on the Airway and together with circumstances. We put the whole picture together of what happened there a he said. Chute said previously that Richards had coronary artery disease and he had received a kidney transplant although not in the recent past. The incident remains under investigation by the Maryland office of the occupation safety and health administration. An Agency official said after the incident the investigation could take a couple Sec Many a death a 9a United in need of too workers Bob likens times news staff writer Frostburg a the United telemarketing Call Center needs a few Good people a too to be exact a and they need to be hired by Jan. 30. Karen Irwin manager of human resources at United said the company has signed some major contracts for 1998, resulting in the need to hire the additional Telephone sales representatives for full time positions. A a United has signed contracts with fed express us airways and Cisco an Independent agent of Bell Atlantic a Irwin said. She said the base rate of pay is $6 per hour but she said commissions and performance awards Are paid on top of the hourly rate. Irwin also said United is interested in filling positions for sales supervision As Well As team leaders. The Call Center currently employs 200. The Call Center in december was granted a $160,000 loan for the continued expansion of the facility. The Maryland Board of Public works had approved the loan from the states department Sec a United a 9a_ Glendening names educator to seat dream of Many becomes reality Michael a. Sawyers times news staff writer after finding their lockers Jim Lawrence a Lith Grade homeroom class try their new Diane fair times news combinations to make sure they work at the new Keyser High school Friday. Keyser . A Junior and senior students at Keyser High school got their first look Friday at the new $15 million school on Pine swamp Road South of town. Freshmen and sophomores had been oriented the Day before. In the Plush 480-seat theater upperclassmen heard schools superintendent Sam Kalbaugh Tell them they would be going to school in a user Friendly facility that is state of the Art not Only for West Virginia but for the entire country. The facility includes such advanced technology As televisions in each room interconnected with a school wide computer system. The capability exists to televise activities in the school onto commercial channels. As students entered there were audible a ooh wow comments. Most were impressed including Jesse Grubbs of Keyser who said he was a bit startled by the Large size of the Complex. A i think its sophisticated though and its not going to be As hot As in the old school especially in september and May a Grubbs said. English careers teacher Paula Campbell said the new school actually made her feel More professional. A lot of that feeling said Spanish teacher Janet Powell has to do with How Light and Bright the rooms Are. Not All were enthusiastic about the new Complex in spite of All the new furniture and newly equipped laboratories. A a in be been in the old school for three years. I liked it there and i wanted to finish there a said Keyser Junior Salina Frisco. A but i guess ill have to get used to it and then ill have to like not everything is functional at the school. The heating and air conditioning systems need to be Fine tuned according to Kalbaugh. The Public address see a dream of Many a 9a the november general election. Glendening selected Johnson who was the top Choice among to candidates the Garrett Republican state Central committee had considered for the Job and said he would be a a True asset As Johnson who apparently had Learned of his appointment late thursday was out of town Friday attending a Western Maryland county commissioners meeting with the other two Garrett commissioners Wayne Wilt and Gary Fratz in Frederick. See a Glendening names a 9a Cindy Stacy times news staff writer Oakland a gov. Parris Glendening appointed Wayne r. Johnson a retired Oakland educator to fill the unexpired county commissioner term of the late Roger p. Glotfelty on Friday. Glotfelty Johnson died dec. La after complications from leukaemia. Johnson 65, will serve until births. 6a Bridge. 6b business. 5 a class. Ads. .7-1 of comics word. 6b daily break. 7a Datebook. 2a deaths. 6a editorial. 8a local news. .1-2b movies. .7a scoreboard. .5b sports. .3-5b stocks. .4a television. .7b to reach us classified ads 301 722-4604 display ads. 301 722-4600 circulation. 301 722-4608 business office 301 722-4600 newsroom. 301 722-4600 sports. 301 722-4600 obituaries.301 722-4600 fax advertising 301 722-4870 fax news.301 722-5270 toll free.800 742-8149 a world wide web be mail a write . Box 1662 Cumberland my 21501-1662 printed with soy Ink the Cumberland times news is printed on newsprint that has recycled Content. This newspaper is recyclable. Governor proposes Library state Aid increase from staff wire reports Cumberland a gov. Parris Glendening proposed Friday the biggest increase in state Aid to libraries since the system began in 1945. If approved by the general Assembly the $3.2 million commitment represents a 16.8 percent increase in funding. Statewide counties could receive nearly $23 million or $10.75 per capita. A learning is a lifelong experience and the Library is a Central part of that a Glendening said. If approved Allegany county will see an additional $69,000 for the next fiscal year. The 15 percent increase will give county libraries $529,000. A a it a certainly very much appreciated and could be put to Good use a county Library director Jane Rustin said. Rustin said the primary need Here is to improve the Book collection of All branches. It would come at the right time. The Georges Creek regional Library and Frostburg Library Are both expected to open this year. Garrett county libraries will get a $19,000 boost to bring their state funding to $153,000. State schools superintendent Nancy Grasmick said the proposal dramatically underscored the importance of Reading. A adequate current accessible libraries Are critical to fostering a love of Reading for a lifetime a she said. Maryland already provides the most state Aid to counties among states that share the costs. In 1996, the states 5 million residents checked out an a adequate current accessible libraries Are critical to fostering a love of Reading for a Nancy Grasmick state superintendent average of nine books each from libraries Glendening said. Under his proposal Queen Annex a county would Benefit the most proportionally with a 31.2 percent increase to $122,000. Baltimore City would grow the least at 11.3 percent to $5 million. Glendening pledged a three year commitment to libraries with Library funding growing to $24.9 million statewide by 2001, or $11.50 per capita. A a we re obviously extremely pleased a said Lynn Lockwood assistant director of Baltimore county Public Library system. Glendening described the plan to first graders a most smiling and some yawning a from Wellwood International school at Pikesville Public Library. Six year old Kevin Chow read a Story and Glendening offered to Reward each youngster with a citation if they read to books. Mary Lou Dewey president of citizens for Maryland libraries applauded the proposal As a Way to focus attention Back on books at a time of increased attention on computers. A libraries have been in a financial crisis a she said. Glendening who has volunteered weekly at school libraries in his Prince Georges county neighbourhood for 13 years said his educational budget will also bolster Library spending. While shelving books at University Park elementary schools Library he noticed a Book titled a computers in your life dating to 1981 and featuring a massive antiquated machine on its cover. Another Book a Aioo greatest sport heroes a featured All White men on the cover of the 1954 text. A perhaps this is part of the reason we re not getting our Young people excited about Reading a Glendening said. A a we re teaching students about the history of computers not the he said his budget will offer to pay for half of All books that county schools buy to replenish their libraries. A i want these books to be current a he said. Injured Britt Getty Parsons amp Thompson 301-359-9600 Gorman e. Quot Mike Quot Getty Iii responsible attorney lotteries Maryland night pick three 2-7-1 night pick four b-3-3-4 Bonus match five 13-16-20-22-36 m big name 1-6-3-31-48 20west Virginia daily three 6-i daily four daily millions r 18-21 w "9-15 b 15-18coming sunday lawmakers ask for flood restoration Money

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