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Indiana Gazette (Newspaper) - December 18, 1999, Indiana, Pennsylvania Saturday december vol 96no 117 to no Avail a Purchase line player snatches a rebound against Saltsburg last night in a losing Effort against the unbeaten tyo Jans who ran their season record to 60 with a 7945 win Over the red dragons Page 13 inside forecast mostly Cloudy tonight with a Low near 25 partly sunny tomorrow High near 45 see Page 12 bribery charges a Federal grand jury returned a 27count indictment against state rep Frank Gigliotti accusing him of soliciting acid accepting bribes from four con tractors Page 9 record crowds a series of accidents at Ameri can amusement Parks didst keep visitors away this year a record million people visited the 50 largest theme Parks in North America a 3percent increase Over last year Page 8 bored teen an internet threat that shut Down Columbine High school for two Days led the Fri from Colorado to a Florida teenager Page 3 deaths obituaries on Page 10 Baldwin Edward 45 Portage George Mary 92 Russell Ville formerly of Brush Valley Pitt Raymond c 59 Miner Al Point Reefer John Earl 82 Dayton Wlotko Dorothy 80 Homer City formerly of Blairsville Index classifieds 24 lottery numbers regional 10 religion 67 sports to 11 comics viewpoint Teddy the Only thing we have to fear on this planet is Carl Jung Swiss psychologist 24 pages 2 sections copyright 1999 Indiana printing and publishing company Indiana a fifty cents Ici als to resolve s hed Issue by Mary Ann Slater Gazette staff writer officials fro m White township and the state department of transportation believe they can resolve the controversy surrounding the construction of a Salt shed at Penn Dot District is offices in Indiana if they can show us there is a legitimate cause for a variance in town ship height we can probably work it Robert Begg chairman of the township planning commis Sion said Friday it intention to work with White said Richard Hogg District Engineer for the local Penn Dot office the 41v4foottall shed which resembles a Large visible to motorists travelling West on Warren Road or North on Road pen dots offices and garages Are located at the Corner of Indian Springs Road and route 286 jury unaware of pretrial White township the new shed is 6vz feet higher than the maximum height of 35 feet White township allows for Struc Tures in the municipality on tuesday night the state asked the township planning commission for a variance for the buildings though the building is already constructed and stocked with Salt commission members tabled action on the request no one from Penn Dot was at the meeting and commission members wanted some questions answered it was our understanding that it was not necessary for us to attend tuesdays Hogg said it appears it would have helped us to be at the Begg said commission members typically like applicants to come be fore the Board and explain the Rea son they need a variance the new Salt shed is so tall because of its High arched Gambrel roof which allows the building to provide More space for storage and to accommodate tractors with trailers that extend to their full Heights Dur ing the loading process we Felt there was a need to in crease Salt storage in the Hogg said the new Structure increases the amount of Salt Penn Dot can have on hand by tons according to Lames Struzzi safety press officer total capacity is Between and tons Penn Dot has built Sim Ilar facilities in Armstrong and Butler counties Richard Mcanulty code enforce ment officer for White township said he and township manager Larry Garner first noticed the Structure going up about oct 20 continued on Page 4 this Penn Dot Salt shed is feet taller than the height limit set by White township Gazette photo by Roger Vogel Bensburg Paap a Cam Bria county jury found both the Pennsylvania department of transportation and a trucking company liable for a 1994 crash that killed four people on route 22 the jury awarded families involved in the crash million setting pen dots liability at 25 per cent of the total or the jury t found National freight of Vineland for 75 percent of the verdict or million dollars what the jury didst according to a report Burgh National freight agreed out of court last year to pay the survivors million As part of the settlement the company did not have to pay anything awarded by the jury and the survivors agreed that 80 percent of the Money Penn Dot was ordered to would go to National freight million awarded the survivors will collect a minivan driven by Joseph Kos rack of Homer City was crushed by a National freight truck during a snowstorm feb 24 1994 in which 27 vehicles piled up on route 22 Nea Cresson Kusmack 39 his wife Jayne 39 her sister Mary Ward Carter 32 of Pittsburgh and the women Mother Phyllis Ward 62 of Blairsville were killed besides the Kosmack family and Carter Thomas Gaudlip 48 of Portage in Cambria county also was a plaintiff he was disabled by Bro Ken Bones when his car was crushed it was not immediately Clear How the jury award would be divided be tween the plaintiffs unusual sight Antoinette Ursa an elementary substitute teacher takes a walk near her Home along Fleming Road in White township every Day during a recent stroll she was greeted by a sight she haunt seen since taking a walk last Winter Snow forecasters say we May be in for More of the White stuff this week especially at nighttime Gazette photo by Roger Vogel workplace stability now outdated would be it to blah him part Vii dec 18 7 shopping Days to Christmas Culpepper saturday Mark v Diamond open sunday 10am3pm Home made restaurant weekend homemade country style beef roast Mary Kay consultant at sensations monday thru Rose inn Simon see by Bill Bergstrom a business writer at the turn of the Century would be right at Home with some of the information age Job trends that now worry those who have grown up with the 20th Century idea of secure careers in big corporations companies hiring contractors to out source tasks once done inhouse employers using More temporary workers and employees jumping readily from com Pany to company signal an end to that increasingly outdated idea of stability in fact All of these new developments were widespread in american Industry 100 years said Peter Cappelli a professor at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton school the Century ago workers would see big changes from Grimy foundries where machines pounded and dust billowed to today Antiseptic like plants some facilities Are so automated that if technicians Arent in the room Fin tuning the robotics production can hum along with the lights out they would find that instead of a Strong i n d by about the Serim some features of today work place such As Hospital clean factories robots to do the heavy work and litigation would As Tonish pennsylvanians of a Century ago but More fluid employment relationships some find alarming As workplaces enter the next millennium would look very familiar this is the last in a seven part series exploring Pennsylvania Industrial history and the businesses that will drive the states Economy in the next millennium Back and wrench turning muscle Job qualifications now tend to involve a keen mind and technical knowhow to program machines to do the heavy lifting workers 100 years ago would not recognize the world of government regulation where a belching smokestack is Notinger a proud Symbol of Prosperity but a signal for a visit from environmental authorities change has been the endless court Battles Over disputes Between companies workers and communities the regulatory growth started in the first two decades of the Century with the implementation of safety regulations in the most dangerous industries Coal mining and railroading said Walter licht a labor historian and a Dean at Penn by the 1970s the occupational health and safety administration expanded safety regulations to encompass All workplaces court involvement in business disputes increased As unions won legislation giving workers the right to organize in the 1930s and Legal action multiplied rapidly after ant discrimination and fair employment Laws passed in the 1960s protecting racial minorities and the growing number of women in the workplace it just builds up to where we have a very legalistic licht said other big changes affected the lives of of fice workers now marking the end of the Century with a love hate relationship with computers that Promise undreamed of efficiency but threaten unforeseen y2k foul ups continued on Page 4 up students to pay More for housing by John Como Gazette staff writer students who reside i dormitories and apartment buildings owned by Indiana University of Pennsylvania will begin paying from to More a semester in rent beginning May 31 2000 As a result of hikes approved Friday by the up Council of trustees the amount of the increases in rent will depend on whether students live in single double or triple Ccu Par Jicy rooms in Dorrn tones buildings approximately 200 students residing in Gordon Hall on the main Campus in Indiana will have to find other changing the use of Gordon Hall from a dormitory to an academic building eventually that become the Home of the science department until then it will be use to housed departments of the University that must relocate offices temporarily during building renovations initially the housing displaced with the closing of Gordon Hall will be provided in other dormitories on Campus by changing single occupancy rooms to Dou blend triple occupancy rooms or Lawrence Pettit up president said the University Long Range plan includes constructing various types of apartment build Ings on the South Campus that will make up for the housing units lost by the closing of Gordon Hall Pettit said offices from John Sutton Hall the administration building Are scheduled to be moved to Gordon Hall in May 2000 Pettit said bids will be sought in Janu Ary for renovations to the exterior including window re placements at John Sutton Hall the project also includes improvements to the heating plumbing and air conditioning systems of the administration building Pettit said extensive renovations to the Interior of John Sutton Hall Are planned during a phase ii project in 2002 and 2003 in other action the Council of trustees approved Sev eral course changes recommended by the University Senate and Pettit the next meeting of the trustees will be held March 3 in the Board room at John Sutton Hall 119 project set for february by Dave Putnam Gazette staff writer Punxsutawney state department of transportation has begun looking for bids to Start two route 119 projects an official told the Tri county route 119 improvement association this week Dennis Semsick Penn Dot District 10 Engineer for planning and programming said in his report thursday that the projects Are to alleviate a longtime bottleneck at the Jenks Avenue Ridge Avenue intersection in Punxsutawney and to conduct preventive maintenance on Miles of the Indiana bypass Semsick said the Jenks intersection plan is a project to add a turning Lane and eliminate a Stop sign it will Start feb 22 with completion expected sometime in september the Indiana bypass project will include new pave ment and Bridge repairs and is expected to Cost about million the plans Call for the project to Start feb 7 and be completed in november 2001 Semsick Emp a that traffic will be maintained during construction he said Penn Dot should review the bids this month and award them to the Low bidder in about six weeks the first phase of the Indiana South project the route 22 intersection near Blairsville is in the final design phase Semsick said with rights of Way now being acquired the project is slated for bid letting in mid2000 Semsick said with a projected Cost of million he said traffic will be maintained during construction the second phase of the project will run from mile continued on Page 4 affordable area rugs and gift benjamins gift 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