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News Post Leader, The (Newspaper) - February 27, 1991, Frederick, MarylandBulk rate postage paid peimitn0.80 War daily coverage area Church news in the Post religion every saturday in the Frederick news Post eader wednesday february 27, 1991 Frederick Maryland 21701 businesses giving away yellow ribbons by Louis Lyons news Post staff several local businesses Are giving away yellow ribbons to support . Troops in the persian Gulf. Operation yellow ribbon is a project of Way pm radio station and the downtown Frederick association said Dennis Gregg director of business development at Way pm. We had been talking about _ doing something before the War started to bring our troops Home or. Gregg said. It has picked up urgency the foot Long ribbons have been donated by the Delaware packaging co., or. Gregg said and about a dozen Frederick stores have agreed to distribute them. He said project organizers Hope people will display their ribbons proudly on car doors and antennas briefcases and purses. We went through More than ribbons in the first 10 he said. The demand is High and we re trying to replenish our or. Gregg said All the participating stores have been extremely cooperative and helpful they really wanted to show their also the ribbons have been distributed by girl scout Junior troop d 427. Continued on Page 4 Park to staff photo by Sam you flight Courtesy of Herb Morrison a Section of the Carroll Creek linear Park Between South Market Street and South court Street in the Bottom third of the photo will open in May. Project design coordinator David Rieseck told Frederick City officials this week that three Small fountains and Trees in planters will be installed temporarily. When finished the permanent Park will feature a Large Fountain surrounded by five Small ones. The entire Carroll Creek project which extends from North Bentz to Highland streets is scheduled to be completed in the mid-90s. Ukrainian family finds Freedom in Frederick by Louis Lyons news Post staff Gregory Shmunis is spelling out his surname when he is asked if it begins who he says in russian coated English. It was the first time we had to spell it with latin letters. That s How . Immigration officials did it for after travelling thousands of Miles to escape an Uncertain future in the soviet Union the English spelling of the family s name was not so important. He his wife Marina their infant son Mikhail and his wife s parents left the Ukraine More than two years ago. Like thousands of soviet jews the she unisex were in search of religious Freedom. They found it in Frederick. The people Here Are Nice we have Many or. Shmunis says. The reality of America matches our imagination of it before. We Are from a ukrainian City of about called Khmelnitskiy their Odyssey started about two years ago taking them first to Lynn mass., for six months where they stayed with his wife s relatives. After a crash course in English both Marina and Gregory Shmunis Are fluent or. Shmunis found work in this area. He now works for Hughes network systems in Germantown and the she unisex have settled in Frederick. In Early january or. Shmunis parents father Mordko Mother Bronislava and brother Leonid 19, joined their son s family in their new world. We escaped maybe not too liter ally for religious and political says Gregory Shmunis 30. Religion never disappeared in the soviet Union he says despite the government s efforts to erase it. Most forms including Judaism were driven underground. Our people kept religion hidden. We had to hide celebrations. But it is impossible to hide anything he says. Continued on Page 2 local radio stations sound patriotic beat fund set up for Mitten family news Post staff report members of the Liberty elementary school Pat have established a Relief fund to assist the family of Robert Mitten jr., a first grader who was killed feb. 19 while waiting for his bus. The Robert Mitten family fund has been set up to help the family cover medical and other expenses associated with the incident. Checks or Money orders made payable to the fund can be sent to Liberty elementary school 11820 Liberty Road Libertytown my. 21762. The truck that killed Robert also hit and critically injured his Mother and Stepsister. The fund will go directly to the family Lynn Kentner president of the Liberty Pat said. By Karen Gardner assistant entertainment editor in Between the strains of heavy Metal soft Rock easy listening and country music heard on Frederick radio stations is the unmistakable beat of patriotic music. All the local radio stations and Many Washington radio stations heard in this area Are playing Patri Otic music or music that relates directly to soldiers serving in opera Tion desert storm. I just think it might stir a Little patriotism in said Tommy Grunwell morning disc jockey on a fed. I m an old Warrior so i get a kick out of it once in a he served in the Vietnam War Early on when few people knew where Vietnam was. Knowing that patriotic music was being played in support of the War would have been Nice but in that War he said any kind of sup port would be been the requests Are for patriotic songs Sci Whitney Houston is going to go Down in history for the National Anthem just As Kate Smith did for god bless America Tommy Grunwell and other music related to the War. At Waxie Maxie music store in Frederick Towne mall four or five people a Day ask for patriotic music. Tops on the list is Whitney Houston s the Star spangled the version the Singer Sang at football s super bowl last month. We Don t have it in said assistant manager Randy Tuggle but he added the single is on order. Other popular tunes Are Lee Greenwood s continued on Page 3 fms addresses child safety with project kiss according to the Maryland state department of health Young children Are killed and injured More often by car accidents than from any other cause. It is estimated that the proper use of car safety seats would reduce at least 60-80 percent of these deaths and injuries. By Owen Mcentire special to the news Post last september Darlene Wheeler a mount any resident and her relatives who were visiting decided to go for a drive. They d borrowed a car so there d be room for everyone to ride together spa Perl and mrs. Wheeler was having trouble securing the baby s safety seat. She considered not taking it but her brother helped and was Able to fasten the seat. Her daughter Rebecca was buckled in for the ride. Unfortunately mrs. Wheeler neglected to fasten her own seat Belt. We were Only going for a Short she said. Everyone was fastened in but me it s probably the one and Only time i did t fasten my seat the roads were slightly wet since it had just begun to rain. Going around a curve another Driver ran into them head on. On Impact. Mrs. Wheeler was thrown from the Back seat up Between the front seats but was Lucky to suffer Only bruises from the incident. Everyone else was of although both her daughters were frightened. It really scares me to think what could have happened without the car she said recently adding that she d rented the seat for her youngest daughter Only 10 Days before the Accident. She d heard about project kiss kids in safety seats from a pamphlet her doctor gave her when she was continued on Page 4 kids in safety seats it s As simple As Abc always buckle children. Spat of car

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