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Frederick News-Post (Newspaper) - January 10, 1998, Frederick, Maryland Weather sunny today with highs in the Low 50s. Complete forecast and National map ona2. 1998. The great Southern printing and manufacturing company Good morning i am Only an average Man but by George i work at it harder than the aver age Man. Theodore Roosevelt vol. 88 no. 26 Ron i Tala v f total saturday. January Frederick. 21705 500 staff photo by Timothy Jacobsen Molly a Calico cat has taken up residence at College View Center giving warmth and affection to residents like Harold Waskey and Mary Brown. Seniors warm up to furry Friend by Mya m. Borger news Post staff it used to be that visitors and residents to College View Center would ask receptionist Cindy mat tera How she was As they walked past her desk but now that Molly is there everyone asks about her. The cat usually can be found in the lounge on the windows Lis but when is. Mattera shakes her Kitty snacks Jar the cat will come strolling into the front Entrance Molly was the nursing Home s Early Christmas present she s a Long haired Calico with a full Fluffy Tail that she Waves High in the air As she prances around the first floor of the Center she recently started hiding out in resident Harold Waskey s Windowsill. Or. Waskey likes to have fun with and finds that others As Well As himself watch for her. Mary Brown was one of the first residents Molly opened up to and visits often. Is. Brown said that everyone even her sister who telephones often asks what did Molly do today9" the cat was a gift from some friends of a resident who found that Molly would set off their Home Security system while they were at work. They asked the nursing Home if they would like to take her in. And they accepted. When she first arrived she was quite shy and a Little thin after she adjusted to her new Home her coat became Long and shiny. Her Tail has even grown and Molly holds it straight up in the an As she journeys through College View. In the beginning residents would ask the staff if Molly had ail her shots and if she would jump on then Beds at night while they were sleeping once they were assured that she had received her shots and that her bed was in the administrator s office just about every one began to warm up and enjoy her company. Administrator Jeannine Blomquist said that Molly has become quite a conversation piece. She brings Back pleasant for residents. They have even suggested a playmate for Molly the cat has opened up communication for some residents. People who have never spoken to one another have conversations about cats or cats they be once said is Brown. She added that Molly has Given the nursing Home feelings of warmth and togetherness. It s kind of been like a family luckily. Molly has not been a continued on Page a-5 97 hard to beat 98 not a repeat Washington a unemployment inched up to 4 7 percent in december but 1997 nevertheless entered the record books As a terrific 3rear american joblessness has t been lower in peacetime since 1957. But with asian turmoil Hammer ing the. Stock Market and Start ing to spill Over to the american Economy president Clinton s chief economic adviser acknowledged 1998 May not be quite As Good. Janet l Yellen told reporters a further drop in unemployment is possible but a slight increase is More Likely this has been an exceptional year in even Way. And conservative forecasters would t forecast a repeat of something As exceptional As we be had this she said. Of More immediate concern to Wall Street traders than Asia s Impact on. Employment is its threat to the profits companies exporting to the Region. Fears that Indonesia s crisis is deepening battered stocks Friday. Still. Friday s report under scored the Economy s fundamental health. Average monthly a employ continued on Page a-12 economic indicator United states employment 1997 Monskiy increase i jobs 1997 source depart Roert of Laxx Dow closes Down 222 As crisis in Asia festers new York a the Dow Jones Industrial average tumbled 222 Points Friday As a third straight Day of Steep declines in Asia made it Clear that the economic crisis threatening the world Economy since october is festering rather than Healing the Dow which has fallen More than 4 percent in the first six ses Sions of 1998 after logging an impressive 23.6 percent gain in 1997. Fell As much As 275 Points Dur ing the heavily traded session before closing with a loss of 222.20 at 7.580.42. It was the worst one Day Point drop for Dow since oct 27 s record plunge of 554 Points and fourth biggest in history for the famed barometer of 30 big companies. However the damage was heaviest among technology shares the sector deemed most vulnerable to Thurmont changes challenged by Douglas Tallman news Post staff a proposal to change the Atten dance area for Thurmont Elemen tary school has drawn Sharp criticism from town residents because a neighbourhood within town limits would be added to the Lewistown elementary area. Thurmont elementary has an enrolment of 743. About 27 percent More than the building was meant to hold. The second of three Possi estate-----c4-d4 business .a8-9 church.cl-3 classified .j55-fs comics.b6 editorials. Letters.-a-6 obituaries.-a-5 ble options has garnered the most criticism the Bottom line is. If for some reason option 2 is chosen and the school Board goes through with it the town of Thurmont is going to fight them on Thurmont mayor Terrence Best said Friday i Don t know what we d a citizens advisory committee was convened to see if any of the children attending Thurmont elementary could be shifted to sur rounding schools that have extra sports.-bl-5 to listings.b7 weather.a2 portions of the Post Are Nomad each Cay on Kupa recycled paper the newspaper Aiso Recye Sancte longtime auctioneer or. Ignatius lease Dies or. Ignatius e. Nace lease 93, of 6109 Quynn Orchard Road Fred Erick died thursday Jan. 8, at Northampton Manor nursing Home where he had been a resident his wife Charlotte m. Knill lease died july bom july 7, 1904, near Freder ick he was the son of the late George e. And Naomi Beal lease or. Lease was a member of Grace United Church of Christ Frederick. A life member of the Frederick county auctioneers association he retired in 1983 after 60 years of auction ering he was a Farmer and worked for a number of years at. Duvall inc. He was an avid Hunter. Surviving Are three children George i. Lease of Frederick mar Garet n. Guyton and husband Robert of Middletown and Charles w. Lease and wife Joan of Arnold 11 continued on Page a-5 newspaper for Ignatius e. Lease space. Thurmont is running at 127 per cent of capacity. Sabillasville is run Ning at 81 percent Lewistown at 72 percent and Emmitsburg As 91 per cent the committee has narrowed its options Down to three and is accept ing Public comment it plans to pick one option and hold a Public hear ing sometime in mid february. After the hearing the committee continued on Page a-12 food drive nets pounds by Bruce Hamilton news Post staff the 1997 Holiday food drive brought in pounds of food according to the religious coalition for emergency human needs. The results were said Bradley sell executive director of food resources. In november the boy scouts of America teamed up with the Fred Erick news Post and food resources. For the first time the three organizations combined efforts to reach More people than Ever before. Continued on Page a-5 couple indicted on baby Selling charge by Susan c. Nicol news Post staff a Frederick couple who allegedly sold their 15-month-old son for a used car and were indicted Fri Day by a Frederick county grand jury. Kenneth Mark Vogelpohl 37, and Julie Pilafian were indicted on charges of offering to sell barter or Trade a child plus conspiracy. Continued on Page a-12 staff photo by Timothy Jacobsen Glenn Gibbons left and Stanley Cann with the Frederick county Highway department remove piles of and debris along old receiver Road on Friday. The buildup along Many roads and drainage ditches was caused by thursday s heavy rain. The trouble overseas. The technology heavy Nash a Stock Market suffered its second worst Point drop Ever. It was the fourth busiest Day Ever on the new York Stock Exchange with 752.76 million shares changing hands. The Panicky sell off came after investors woke up again to Steep Market declines in Southeast Asia this time in the Philippines where stocks plunged 8 3 percent and Singapore where the main Market Index Sank 7.4 percent what s so aggravating is that it does t seem that the financial Cri Sis in Asia has said Hugh Johnson chief investment officer at first Albany corp. Last week for one fleeting moment it started to seem As though we were continued on Page a-12 Sunshine eases fears of flooding by Bruce Hamilton news Post staff thunderstorms Tore through the county Early Friday but by after noon the Sun peered out from behind the Clouds shrinking puddles and banishing thoughts of thursday s flood the department of natural resources issued a hazardous advisory on the upper Potomac River As Well As the my Noracy River near Frederick. Boating and other recreational uses of the overs should be avoided until monday. The Mono Cacy crested overnight at 17.8 feet and started receding Fri Day according to the department of natural resources. The Potomac is expected to Crest this morning. It May reach 19 to 20 feet at Point of rocks few county roads were closed Friday although 25 were closed thursday. Maryland state police handled no weather related Acci dents Friday state police handled at least Nve accidents thursday As Well As More than 20 service Calls. Although some City roads flooded thursday City Public works director Fred Eisenhart said the problems were unrelated to the Carroll Creek flood control project on Highland Street storm drains were hit with too much water. There was so much rain coming Down at the time the inlets could t handle the amount of he said mayor Jim Grimes said the City is looking into additional Engineer ing. Although there May still be some flood control challenges he said it s a far cry from what it used to the Bridge Over Israel Creek on Liberty Road flooded but residents can look Forward to a new Bridge in 1999. Last january gov. Parris continued on Page a-12

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