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Indiana Gazette (Newspaper) - December 18, 1999, Indiana, Pennsylvania Page 4 More Page one saturday december 18 1999 news briefs by the associated press Penn state fraternity House robbed state College a three men wielding a Shotgun and a Small handgun robbed several Penn state students in their fraternity House thursday night police said the men walked into the unlocked Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity House around 11 thursday and held four residents at gunpoint police said the students handed Over a Small amount of Money the suspects fled after one fraternity resident shouted out for help no shots were fired Dur ing the robbery Jason Neelum 21 was Hurt when a suspect struck him with his gun he was treated and released at Centre Community Hospital Sean s Haramoto 20 also was attacked but not injured the names of the other students in the room were not released police were looking for three 18to 20yearold men with medium builds one White and the other two Black dates set for gop convention Philadelphia the 2000 Republican National convention will be held from july 31 to aug 3 officials said the republicans had previously set the convention Tor july 29 to aug 4 Republican National committee chairman Jim Nicholson said Friday the 2000 convention follows die traditional fou Day monday through thursday format More than people Are expected to attend the convention at which the party will nominate its next presidential candidate Philadel phia is hosting its 6th Republican convention and first since 1948 Gore Bradley prepare to rally supporters Nashua after sparring in debate Over Touchy questions of medicare arid medicaid vice president Al Gore and Bill Bradley turned their focus on rallying troops for the frenetic and crucial month ahead in their fight for the democratic presidential nomination Gore entered a Post debate party of Campaign volunteers Friday night like a prizefighter offering High fives and striking a Heman pose with fists thrust Over his head we Are fighting from he declared Bradley planned a rally of his own today before preparing to meet Gore again sunday on abcs meet the a be none format that promised an even More direct Exchange Between the rivals both Camps declared Victory after fridays forum in which they took questions from voters and each other and said the greater task is on the ground Here in this primary state tonight was one night and there Are Many More and Many More Days Between now and the primary of feb Gore said we have a big Job in Iowa kicks off the nominating season with Delegate caucuses on Jan 24 and both candidates planned nonstop campaigning after the new years Holiday Bradley adviser Anita Dunn said her troops Are energized because Treyve seen in a year this Campaign go from nowhere to being ahead of the vice president of the United Man held for bringing explosives into Seattle Man charged with bringing More than 30 ounces of the highly flammable explosive Oil nitroglycerine into the United states apparently was not planning to stay in the country very Long Ahmed res Sam 32 was charged bringing the explosive Oil into the United states from Canada having false identification and Mak ing false statements to customs service officials the charges follow his arrest tuesday by authorities in port Angeles who said he had bomb making ingredients in the trunk of his rental car the timing of his arrival shortly before the millennial new years eve is very said Jesse Chester a spokesman for the Federal Bureau of alcohol tobacco and firearms it raises a lot of questions in a lot of our minds As far As according to court papers res Sam had reserved a room tuesday in a downtown Motel just blocks from the space Needle and the Seattle Cen Ter site of the cites huge millennial new years eve Bash court papers show that after his arrival in Seattle on tuesday res Sam had planned to Fly to new York the next Day and then on to London he already had booked the flights his travel plans unravelled in port Angeles on the olympic Peninsula about 60 Miles Northwest of seated where he was arrested after fleeing customs agents who sought to question him on his arrival by ferry from Victoria British Columbia airman pleads guilty to refusing vaccine Abilene Texas airman who refused to submit to an anthrax vaccination has been sentenced to 21 Days confinement and will be Dis charged from the air Force a military court handed Down the sentence Friday to Brent Rogers 20 who had pleaded guilty to disobeying an order and making himself unavailable for deployment Rogers who will receive a no punitive administrative discharge from the air Force also will be docked in pay said it Wes Ticer a spokesman at Dyess air Force administrative discharge was very important to said Rogers attorney capt Sandra Kent the airman denied that by refusing the vaccine he intended to avoid being deployed to saudi Arabia his next assignment anthrax is an infectious bacterial disease that can be used in biological warfare and the Pentagon is trying to inoculate the nations million service personnel lottery dial 4658100 ext 1726 Harrisburg Paap Here Are the winning numbers selected Friday in the Pennsylvania state lottery daily big 4 the winning numbers drawn Fri Day in the Pennsylvania Cash 5 game were 1114152539 officials work to ups customer Ron rust places his packages on a conveyor Belt in a specially designed tent outside a ship Ping facility in Atlanta Friday ups expected More than 18 million packages to be mailed Friday a photo shipping firms expect to shatter records due to online shoppers by James Pilcher associated press writer Doraville gaas delivery Driver Scott Johnson examined the package labels in his Brown United parcel service truck he could see Why his and other shipping Compa Nies expect to break records this hol iday season about half the packages have some sort of Dot Corn on Johnson said Friday while delivering packages in suburban Atlanta seems like everybody ordering something online nowadays and in about twice As Busy As Adan abased ups said it was expecting to make 18 million deliveries Friday near its on Day record of million set during the holidays five years ago final shipping num Bers from Friday we rent immediately available to put it in perspective ups makes an average of about million de liveries per Day the Boom in online retailing expected to be about billion this year is being partially credited for the increase following the record in 1994 the company began asking shippers to get their packages out Early to avoid the Holiday crush that strategy has been wiped out by web shopping so any new possible record shows the Impact of business and the booming ups spokesman Norrah Black said last year about 55 percent of on line businesses used ups for their deliveries this years figures Are not available yet Federal express expects next wednesday to be its busiest Day with million shipments that would be an increase from last years busiest Day of million shipments i cant attribute it exactly to the in ternet but in sure that plays a Large Fedex spokeswoman Carla Boyd said adding that the Memphis company Peak was later than up because Fedex specializes in overnight shipments Fedex Doest track How Many shipments the internet but Boyd said 70 percent of All Fedex orders Are done electronically ther via the internet or by Fedex software which its largest customers use the postal service handled 750 million items monday probably its busiest Day of the year last years Peak was 730 million although a postal service spokeswoman would not attribute the increase to online shopping because no research has been done the extra Load has forced ups to get As creative As the web Sites there servicing in its Effort to add Tempo Rary workers for the Holiday season the company hired family members of full timers for the first time with some spouses making deliveries in their own neighbourhoods weve been dropping off Golf carts and the Drivers drop off the packages in their driveways and their wives drive around the sub Divi said ups Georgia District manager Rick Robertson and some of them have even decorated their carts for the Lawrenceville resident Brenda Jones gifts of Beanie babies and Fine China mad their second trip on United parcel service Friday Jones had the gifts shipped to her j Home feb in online retailers Only to Send Sherii off to Florida and ten Nessee from ups distribution Center i Doraville i wanted to make sure i got the right thing and to personalize it a Little said Jones 50 and in not really paying for shipping twice alot of the Sites Are offering free shipping and this Way i can Send All the presents to one instead of one at a time Iraq rejects Resolution by wa1el faleh associated press writer Baghdad Iraq Iraq rejected today a new Resolution that would return arms inspectors strik ing a blow to attempts to resume the search for Baghdad weapons pro Grams after a hiatus of More than a year the Security Council passed the Resolution Friday 110 but Iraq allies on the Council abstained from the vote wrecking Hopes for a United front to Force Iraq to cooperate in re turn for a possible suspension of sanctions Iraq which has expressed its opposition to the Resolution All along formally rejected it with Deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz saying it does not meet Iraq legitimate demand for the lifting of the Iraq is ready to face All of the con sequences in defense of its sovereignty and Legal Aziz said quoted by the state run iraqi news Agency Aziz derided the and Britain chief backers of the Resolution say ing their True objective is to cheat International Public and not to achieve an end to sanctions imposed in 1990 the Resolution establishes a new weapons inspection Agency for Iraq the monitoring verification and inspection commission to re sume overseeing the destruction of Iraq biological and chemical weapons and missiles to deliver them the International atomic Energy Agency remains in charge of monitoring Iraq nuclear weapons program if inspectors report full cooperation and Progress toward answering outstanding disarmament questions the Resolution offers to consider suspending sanctions imposed on Iraq for its 1990 invasion of Kuwait for renewable 120day periods Russia China France and Malaysia abstained from voting on the Resolution agreeing to allow it to pass although they said they vote in favor of it in abstaining the four dashed and British Hopes to Send a unified signal to Baghdad that the Security Council would stand for nothing less than full compliance with its demands Russia and China had wanted sanctions suspended soon after Iraq allows inspectors to return the United states and Britain pressed for iraqi answers to outstanding questions about its disarmament and a longer waiting period before the sanctions could be suspended in the end the Resolution is intentionally vague on the specific amount of cooperation that would trigger the suspension an Ambi Guity France cited for its abstention and Aziz noted Aziz called the conditions on co operation harsh and saying they were inserted to empty any suspension if it Ever took place of any resolve Issue continued from Page 1 they remember if the township had issued a building per Mil for it so they began checking their records it was a that Point that the contractor for the project Michael j Park Lane construction and development corp of Clyde stopped into the township office to get a permit he said he needed a permit be fore Penn Dot would release his Mcanulty said township officials con tractor they would need to Check the site plan for the building to make sure it complied with setback and height requirements set in the town development and subdivision ordinance Penn Dot submitted the requested copies of the site plan and a let Ter dated nov 18 requesting the variance on building height Mcanulty reviewed the plans and asked facilities administrator Scott k Snyder to attend the planning commission meeting last tuesday but Mcanulty said to think the submitted paperwork would suffice when first contacted Friday by the Indiana Gazette Hogg said he knew nothing about tuesdays meeting he checked on the matter and later explained there had been a misunderstanding about the need to attend the meeting planning c6mmis sign meets on the second tuesday of each month the next meeting is set Hogg said there Are no plans yet for his office to go to that a riveting but if we have to we obviously will be there we have had a very Strong working relationship with White township Over the route 119 i project Date set Pel continued from Page 1 Hill in Center township to the route 56 intersection near Homer City it has a Price tag of million for a stretch and is projected for bid letting in the Spring of 2001 and right Otway acquisition to begin this Spring Semsick also said other route 119 projects including a climbing Lane for Grove Chapel Hill near the Rayne township school Stawney South climbing Lane from the Borough line to route 436 and berm and restoration work Between Marchand and Covode in North a Honing township Are on target for bid letting in the next several months Rose Handyside chairwoman of the Young township Board of super visors updated the association on the plans to build a Walmart store near the top of Indiana Hill just so uth of Punxsutawney said Walmart has hired the Wilkes Barre firm of Pasonick inc to begin design work on the store she said she was told that the project is still moving Forward and mat Walmart has recently renewed its option on the land Semsick also said Penn Dot would redesign any plans for route 119 along that stretch to accommodate any Walmart plans or designs Indi Ana county commissioner Bernie Smith was elected As chairman of the association for 20002001 he will succeed Jefferson county commissioner Ira Sunderland who has completed a two year term As chairman workplace stability has become outdated in 20th Century continued from Page 1 office workers were also in the midst of a giant leap the last time a new Century rolled around a Hundred years ago Many offices were still in the Han printing stage look at their Ledger books people with very Fine hand writing were doing All the Lich said he said the typewriter changed Al that Between 1895 and 1905 there May have been a greater revolution in handling of in formation in the office than with the information age licht said the biggest evolution faced those who started the Century on farms then the workplace for nearly half of pennsylvanians was behind a plow or on a milking Stool your farmstead was the licht said we Are Down to about 3 percent of the peo ple who work on farms today of course today a huge percentage of the population works behind a he said they Are not working the land they Are not working on Assembly lines they Are working behind the farms and smaller manufacturers gave Way to the growth of the typical 20th Century american business a big corporation taking on functions it formerly contracted for producing All its components manufacturing goods and distributing them to Market with a Hierarchy of Middle and executive Man agers coordinating the operations along with the growth of Large corporations the Century brought a flood of women including married women into the work Force while it was not uncommon for Black mar ried women to work said licht in Philadel phia 100 years ago less than 5 percent of White married women would have been employed outside the Home we Are probably in the 70 percent Range in the closing decades of the Century corporations began to face big challenges struggling to compete in a global Economy and trying to adapt to the Advent of electronic Commerce survival depended More on flexibility and efficiency than on size said Cappelli author of the new Deal at in fact he said the Large corporation with the lifetime Worth of advancement opportunities May have been a onetime 20th Century phenomenon Cappelli pointed out in a november article in Blair human capital that a typical firm in the 1800s carried out one function relied on outside contractors for supplies often contracted production work to people in their Homes and had agents working on commis Sion who marketed the products to inde pendent merchants to sell to Consumers what Many View As the traditional Long term employment relationship existed in much of the Economy Only since about the Cappelli said and flexible rather than Lon term Job arrangements Are the wave of the new Century he said employees Are even getting their Educa Tion and training on an on demand basis said Walter Yakabosky executive director of work Force development at Delaware county Community College with technology today the work Force is moving toward people with multiple skills multiple he said instead of just requiring two or fou year degree programs companies increasingly arrange for employees to upgrade their qualifications and get training they need for specific projects along the Way Yakabosky said the Community College is suited for such programs he added providing training on Campus or at company locations continuing education is now such a Stan Dard that workplace designers know to in clude space for it in office plans said Tom Mchugh design manager at the Vitetta architectural and engineering firm Vitetta new Headquarters an million renovation of a 1910 Marine Barracks at the former Philadelphia naval shipyard is an example it includes lounge areas with couches comfortable chairs and Var setups where courses can be taught or viewed in a Home like setting Vitetta open office plan is designed for staff interaction and a flexible team approach Coffee stations and lounge areas encourage employees to communicate work ers shelves drawers and cubbyhole can be wheeled to different workstations when they join different teams for projects computer hard drives Roll along on Small wheeled carts with raised curly handles every work station has electrical phone and computer hookups these Are portable everything you Roll your stuff up Roll your drawing out i think people Are More open Here with comments issues and problems i think there is a lot More dialog said Alan p Hoffmann president of Vitetta Vitetta is designing office space for Many companies where put Herod and consultants no longer have permanent offices or decks Mchugh said instead the offices include areas where the travellers or other visitors can Reserve work space when they plan to be Irr town consultants Reserve work space for a Mchugh said theres a lot of people sales men on the Road that could work out of the trunk of their these but Herod warriors place More importance on a Good Laptop than an office he said they probably do most of their work in an Airport Between he said

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