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Delaware County Daily Times (Newspaper) - April 06, 1990, Chester, Pennsylvania City editor Frank Zini a 6228810delco gets in game mixers and flyers get Arena pitch old Baldwin Plant could be site by Andi Getek daily times staff writer the Tinicum Industrial Park and the deserted Baldwin locomotive works emerged yesterday As Likely locations for a sports Arena if Delaware county successfully woos the flyers and the 76ers away from Philadelphia a or Camden. County officials yesterday confirmed they have made an offer to the professional hockey and basketball franchises which Are the prizes in a War Between Pennsylvania and chairwoman Mary an declined to reveal what Dekow to offering except to say a Otheya tre looking at a couple of locations Between interstate 95 and the Delaware River somewhere South of the Philadelphia International Airport. The former Pennsylvania shipbuilding co. Property in Chester has not been ruled out although it is not a Likely site arty said. A owe have everything to offer in Delaware county a arty said. A owe have Access to interstate 95, we have the Blue route. We have a Railroad. Part of the Airport lies in Delaware county. You could build a pier and you could come on your ?� Philadelphia 76ers business manager Gerry Ryan said the transportation network on Delco to waterfront is an attractive feature. A Oit seems like a viable option. To me the two things that would make it Worth exploring would be if the parcel of land is big enough a we to need maybe 40 to 55 acres a and whether it to accessible to interstate transportation. A anything that meets those two criteria makes it worthwhile to investigate a Ryan said. The tiny Borough of Eddy Stone where the Baldwin site is located is amenable to the idea but Tinicum officials were shocked and dismayed yesterday to find their town named As a possible site they said. A Tinicum does no to want it. We done to need it a said township commission president the former Baldwin locomotive works might be a site for a sports Arena. Adam German. A Otheree to no parcel big enough to handle it that to not already owned a unless you tre going to put it out on Tinicum ?� Russell Richardson a partner in dam properties corp. Which owns Tinicum Industrial Park said yesterday a Oil to not in negotiations with anybody about it. I get Rumor Calls. But that to where i am right ?� Richardson said the idea makes sense but ultimately the residents of Tinicum should decide if they want a stadium in their town. Eddystone officials however say their aging population would Welcome the tax Relief such a sports Complex could bring. Mayor Bill Armstrong said he was contacted wednesday by a real estate Developer inquiring about the Baldwin site. A Oit was so unexpected it shocked me a Little bit a said Armstrong who said he could not remember the caller to name or the company he represents. But he spoke about the flyers and 76ers and said arty referred him Armstrong said. Armstrong suggested he Call the Borough office for details on the property. He never did Armstrong said. A Oit could have been a Crank Call a Aid Eddystone Council president Thomas Orio. A Oit would be Beautiful a Orio said. A because the property has played dormant for the last 25 years. A a source close to the negotiations called the Delaware county proposal a interesting. A Oit would solve the government to problem of leaving the state. But it would still keep you out of the City a the source said. The state of new Jersey and representatives of the flyers and 76ers recently reached a workable agreement on financial terms for a possible move to a proposed $100 million Arena in Camden but a Snag developed Over transportation concerns according to published reports. Teachers cite worst1 stink principal downplays whiffs by Ellen Roberts daily times correspondent Marcus Hook a a Fulfur like smell described by several teachers As the worst odor to strike Marcus Hook elementary school since the building was closed two weeks ago sickened 13 students yesterday school officials said. A Oit was intense a said special education teacher Richard Peksa who sent two of his students to the nurse with burning eyes and throats. A today definitely seemed like the worst Day since then a so Many people were complaining a said teacher Judy Erb. Principal Paul Blanford disagreed with his staff members calling the odor a nothing ?� a Oit was nothing significant enough to even bring in the air sampling equipment a said Blanford. What the principal described As a of whiffs wafted through one classroom at 9 50 a.m., he said. A Othats to about the time students started coming in a about 10 of clock a said school nurse Grace Kennedy. Five sixth graders from one classroom reported to her then Kennedy said. Eight students from various other rooms were sent to her throughout the Day but none were sent Home she said. Blanford said a Osu fur based doors hit the same classroom and the gymnasium again about 11 a.m., but again quickly dispersed. The principal said he had two official reports of teachers with burning eyes. The student Absentee rate yesterday was slightly above Normal with 37 reporting out but office personnel said some of that number had left on easter vacation trips with their families. Students and teaching staff Are off All next week for the Bench outta Here Aldan a a Park Bench that appeared at the five Points intersection at Springfield and Woodlawn roads will be hauled away Borough Council decided at wednesday night to caucus. A Ojust take it away a advised solicitor John Steuerwald. A Oitt to like if somebody dumped a sofa or something. They have no right. Just haul it ?� the White Bench which has a neatly painted advertisement in Blue and red for h�8co inc. Of Clifton Heights on it turned up last week on the Corner in front of at Rex transmissions. Attempts at having the owner remove it have been unsuccessful officials said

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