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Indiana Gazette (Newspaper) - April 5, 1990, Indiana, Pennsylvania Blair Sal teachers set easter deadline for new contract by Randy Wells Gazette staff writer Blairsville members of the Blairsville Saltsburg education association who have been working under a contract Extension for five months have voted not to return from their upcoming easter Vaca Tion unless they have a formal contract sea president Joseph Bratton said the 153 members voted recently to set a 10day time limit on finalizing a new contract according to Bratton the 10day period started tuesday when the last negotiation session was held the 10 Days will expire on Good Friday april 13 since that is a scheduled school Holiday a new strike might begin monday april 16 he said Only one vote kept the strike decision from being unanimous he added the sea members including teachers librarians and nurses struck the District for six weeks at the Start of the school year then returned to work on oct 25 under a contract Extension while talks continued a number of bargaining sessions including 10 since the Start of the new not produced a new pact salaries and issues relating to strike benefits and retroactivity still remain to be settled Bratton said the members Are frustrated brat on said some Are just of standout angry its Mak ing for a very unpleasant Atmo the membership and some area residents Are also disturbed that another bargaining session is not planned until april 12 a Down to the wire move that May leave negotiators working All easter weekend if a settlement is close he said school Board president Gordon Nelmes said the District was also concerned that negotiations will not continue until next week but added it was his understanding that Date was arranged by mediators who said they could not be available until then Nelmes and District superintendent or Gerald Clawson both said they have received no official notification of the 10day ultimatum the1 districts chief negotiator attorney Ron Saffron was unavailable for comment thursday april 5 1990 vol no 191 mostly Cloudy tonight mostly Cloudy with a Chance of mixed rain and Snow on Friday see weather information on Page 8 inside feelings curve How fast will global warming raise earths temperatures How much will temperatures Rise will coastal cities be flooded by rising sea Levels at the Center of the Stormy debate Over the greenhouse effect one Bright area of Calm remains Charles feelings curve details on Page 16 prison work legislation approved by the House would help state and local governments Deal with burgeoning prison systems but some lawmakers fear the Bills million Price tag could endanger its future see Page 3 Money race Republican Barbara Hafer won the latest Lap in the gubernatorial Das Forcash but incumbent Democrat Robert p Casey is still leading the Money race Sec Page 7 soviet Law political economic and social changes in the soviet Union can succeed Only if grounded in the Rule of according to attorney general Dick Thornburgh details on Page 6 fun couple Hollywood loved the twisted tale of the totos that fun couple whose murderous marriage came to Light in 1983 boy meets girl Bay marries girl husband fools around wife tries to kill him wife does time husband takes her Back see Story on Page 13 drug raid a three hour undercover operation in a confiscated crack House in Pittsburgh resulted in 11 arrests including a woman who police say used her reluctant 10yearold granddaughter to escort drug buyers details on Page 8 obituaries on Page 10 Aupperl h William 78 Pine Lake Parks town ship Brandon Edna 72 2145 Indiana Creigh Dorothy Elizabeth Irwin 86 Washington town ship lottery minding your own business is one area in which therell always be More help offered than you could possibly dream of 32 pages 4 sections 1990 Indiana printing and publishing company Indiana a thirty five cents civil suit against local police settled a construction worker was injured this morning when trapped in an excavation pit in Blairsville Jeff Gill of Renton was working in a 15foot deep excavation at the Kwik fill service station on East Market Street when the Cavern occurred around 8 today he was trapped for about 45 minutes before being freed by firemen and fellow workers Gill shown above receiving emergency medical treatment at the scene was later transported to Allegheny general Hospital in Pittsburgh by medical helicopter Gazette photo by Peel worker trapped to Waist Cavern in Blairsville by Blairsville a construction worker was injured this morning in a Cavern at an excavation site in Blairsville Jeff Gill 30 of Renton was trapped up to his Waist for about 45 minutes when the Cavern occurred at the excavation at the Kwik fill service station on East Market Street authorities at the scene said he was rescued through the combined efforts of the Blairsville fire company ambulance service personnel and his fellow workers it was reported that Gill was injured in the incident but the extent of his injuries was not immediately known the Cavern occurred about 8 at the Kwik fill station where workmen from the just Mark construction co of Plum Bora were working on an excavation where two fuel tanks were to be installed sources at the scene said workmen were in the 15footdeep Hole spreading shot gravel when the Cavern occurred under the Concrete near a Wall the Cavern threw an estimated three to four tons of Clay and Stone into the pit hitting Gill and trapping him by his legs Gills fellow workers immediately notified firemen and ambulance personnel and began freeing the trapped employee after his legs were freed from the rubble splints were applied to Gills legs and he was placed on a litter he was then raised from the excavation pit by a Crane Gill was life lighted to Allegheny general Hospital Pittsburgh at Blairsville Borough police Are investigating the incident by Vicki Ruddock Gazette staff writer a Fivey Earold civil suit in which Benjamen Gerideau of Indiana claimed he was beaten and harassed by two Indiana Borough police offi cers recently was settled for an undisclosed amount prior to a scheduled trial in District court in Pittsburgh Gerideau said in the suit he was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped on North sixth Street for a traffic violation about May he claimed patrolman Thomas Banks beat him after he exited the vehicle and later at the Borough police station patrolman Guy Haberl according to Geri Deaus suit applied a choke hold at the scene of the incident and witnessed the beating at the police station but did nothing to Stop Banks All counts against All defendants including the two officers the chief of police the mayor and Borough Council were dismissed in the Settle ment which was finalized March 14 before District judge Alan n b16ch the Casenas dismissed with prejudice meaning Gerideau cannot bring or maintain an action on the same claim Marion Damick associate director of the american civil liberties Union in Pittsburgh which represented Gerideau said the Case was settled attorneys for both sides said they could not comment on the exact amount of the settlement Borough manager de Harkless said Borough officials have Only been informed unofficially that the Case was settled and Are still await ing written confirmation he said he comment on the amount of the settlement or the Cost of defend ing the suit which was handled by the boroughs insurance company named As defendants in the suit were Banks Haberl police chief Charles Mcadoo the mayor George Thompson All 12 members of Borough Council at that time David Naylon Joseph Gatti George b Kennedy Leonard Abrams Kenneth e browned Ward b Petrosky John m Fetter Man Patrick j Ward Wallace Trusal Guy Creek Harry Owens and Ross Bricklemyer and the Borough of Indiana Banks left the Borough police Force sept chief Mcadoo said Gerideau suit originally was filed on behalf of the Acle by Indiana attorney Chere Winnek Shawer now an administrative judge for the state licensing Board in Harrisburg he was later represented by Jon Pushinsky and Michael l Rosenfield of the Pittsburgh Acle Robert d Douglass and Wayne a Kablack of Indiana represented Haberl and Banks respectively the Borough Council and Borough police were represented by Kate j Fagan of Wayman Irvin Mcauley of Pittsburgh country Cookin All you can eat ribs and Chicken tonight Kanga Roos 4632258 Home show Mack Park tonight Wing Nile tonight at cycads be sure to see 26 Luigi and to Bush Gorbachev to hold five Day Summit on May 30 Washington a president Bush and soviet president Mikhail s Gorbachev will hold a five Day Summit in the United states begin Ning May 30 the two superpowers announced today the simultaneous announcements came from the White House and the soviet news Agency Tass As Secre tary of state James a Baker Iii and soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze were holding their second Day of meetings expected to focus on arms control issues Bush is scheduled to meet with Shevardnadze at the White House on Friday there had been speculation that the crisis in the breakaway soviet Republic of Lithuania might Force a postponement of the Summit As Gorbachev worked to Deal with internal pressures Lithuania aside Bush and Gorbachev have planned the Summit to discuss three major arms control agreements dealing with Long Range nuclear missiles chemical arms and troops and weapons in Europe the Summit is also expected to include talks on such political issues As the reunification of Germany the two leaders Hope to sign a treaty limiting Long Range nuclear missiles deployed on land in submarines and aboard bombers but Sev eral knotty issues must be settled first and scheduling the Summit weeks earlier than initially anticipated could pose a problem also in the arms control Field Bush and Gorbachev May initial an agreement for a phased reduction of american and soviet chemical weapons but an International ban depends on agreement among More than a score of nations negotiating terms in Geneva they could set final terms for reducing and soviet troops tanks and other conventional forces in Europe but a treaty would be finalized at a 35nation Summit meeting later in the year provided there is no hangup in negotiations on the Issue of German reunification the soviets Are concerned that merger of their ally East Germany with the nato Linchpin West Ger Many would give the Western Alli Ance a considerable advantage Over the Warsaw pact Bush and the allies Are consider ing concessions such As keeping nato troops out of what is now East Germany on regional fronts to two sides Are backing opposing forces in wars in Angola and Afghanistan and could be ready to strike Compromise deals summits generally Are an Occa Sion for superpower accords on such issues As cultural and business exchanges and this one May be As Well Gorbachev also is seeking Access to Western credit and improved Trade relations and the subject of Trade is certain to come up fitzwaters announcement said president Bush and president Gorbachev have agreed on dates for holding their Summit meeting in the United states the Summit will take place during the dates of wednesday May 30 and sunday june scientists move atoms about new York a have arranged 35 atoms to create what is probably the worlds tiniest advertisement attaining a precision that May one Day Lead to development of new materials and far faster computers it took 22 hours of moving atoms one by one to create the letters researcher Don Ald Eigler said the design about 660 billionths of an Inch Long is featured in a report by Eigler and Erhard Schweizer who did the work at ibis Almaden research Center in san Jose Calif the report is in today Issue of the British Jour Nal nature physicists called the work a significant step that Demon Strates that individual atoms can be arranged with High precision the implications Are really said Stuart Lind say of Arizona state University he called the work absolutely someday that ability May let researchers build vanishingly tiny electronic components allow ing computers far faster than today supercomputers scientists said atoms May also be assembled someday into mole Cules to create new substances and materials they said the atom hauling process was Akin to tugging Ping Pong balls Over the bumpy Bottom of an egg Carton the atoms were placed with such precision that scientists could choose an individual atom on the surface As the Point on which to put a second atom to build the design Eigler said in a Telephone interview the ism scientists arranged atoms of a heavy Gas called xenon on a surface made of Nickel they used a device called a scanning tunnelling Microscope which produces extremely de tailed images of surfaces it can sense atoms on a surface by passing the tip of a Needle Over it the tip holds a Magnet like attraction for atoms when the tip was brought close enough to a xenon atom it could pull the atom across the surface the Needle had to tug hard see Page 4 column 1 scientists at ibis Almaden research Center in san Jose created this pattern with individual xenon atoms this ism logo measures Only 660 billionths of an Inch in length and is shown Here in an image magnified about million times a laser photo

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