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Indiana Gazette (Newspaper) - October 22, 1999, Indiana, Pennsylvania Gazette Friday October 22 1M9 15 Regional AC schools consider next action page 16 Indians eliminated page Thompson uncertain for Saturday page 19 NEW PARKING GARAGE EXISTING PARKING GARAGE Borough opens parking garage bids By RANDY WELLS gazette Staff Writer P After opening nearly two dozen sealed bids Thursday evening Indiana Borough officials were optimistic that a planned million expansion of the Water Street parking garage can be built as designed It appears to be under archi tect Thomas Harley said based on his preliminary inspection of the figures as the bids were opened in borough council chambers jBoth Harley and borough manager James Gladkosky said they were pleased with the number of bids received and that the bid amounts generally were close bids for general construction ranged from million to million bids for electrical work ranged from to And six bids for plumbing work ranged from to Each contractor was also instructed to submit bids for alter natives various aspects of the project that may be deleted from the plans or in cluded in the project The deductions and additional charges for the alternatives may change the actual amount awarded for construction Harley will now analyze the bids taking into consideration the additional charges or deductions of the alternatives Recommendations on which bids to accept are ex pected to be ready for council action at its Nov 2 meeting The fourlevel addition to the parking garage will be attached to the south side of the existinggarage and will extend across Nixon Avenue onto the adjacent parking lot Indiana Borough The expansion will add about 210 parking spaces to the 344 spaces in the garage now The addition will also feature walk ways to three buildings fronting along Philadelphia Street and to The Atrium along Philadelphia Street As part of the plans Nixon Avenue will be closed from Car penter Avenue to the west side of the expansion Exits from the garage and the new addition will be onto Carpenter Avenue and onto Nixon Avenue on the west side Borough council in July approved borrowing million from NBOC Bank to finance the expansion That borrowing consolidated a new million loan with about in debt remaining from a milliondollar renovation of the garage in the 1980s Gladkosky and Harley said the first phase of construction the relocation of utilities should begin in November The ad dition could be ready for use by October of next year Womans love of animals led her to kennel business By PATOICK QMALLEY Gazette Staff Writer Nagys love for animals is sx immense that she owns eight dogs 10 cats and three rieople would find it difficult to take care of so many animals But not Pebbie Nagy Fittingly she owns An dersons Bed and Biscuit Kennels on Route 286 V I I jusfnave she said You couldnt do this job if you didnt Its like being a teacher You wonder how they can handle 30 kids around them at a time Its the same way for this You dont ever not like it They never bother Its a sevendayaweek job that is very time consuming Fortunately Nagy has some good help T She operates the kennel with her nance Louie Bellman her two kids Jennifer and Scott and a parttime employee Julie Fordyce Nagy began her career in animal care working for Blais Veterinary Hospital in Indiana for several years and took various animal firstaid and CPR courses she said But after her children were born it became too hard to go back to work So in 1986 she opened the kennel in her residence and was able to raise her children and work at the same time The kennel boards many different kinds of animals including cats dogs ferrets rabbits arid birds Biscuit offers boarding and grooming services and sells pet supplies Most dogs and cats are boarded for an average of two weeks Nagy said The kennel usually has approxi mately 40 to 60 animals boarded during the busier times of the year which are during the summer when most people take vacations or dur ing holidays Her main goal is to keep the ani mals safe happy and healthy To en sure that dogs and cats are kept in separate rooms from each other Dogs get individual indoor and outdoor runs Bellman said Every thing outside is fenced in and cov ered with a roof There is also a stockade fence around the property for added protection Cats are kept in separate cages in another room with a climbing appa ratus they can play on and there is a window with a ledge so they can look outside Nagy also has parakeets in cages in the room to offer the cats vi sual entertainment If animals have any special med ical needs they are treated Another measure she takes to keep animals healthy is requiring all to have com plete vaccinations We require shots for the animals own she said We dont want them to get sick We want them to leave happy and Nagy recommends bringing ani mals to the kennel at a young age Its best to have animals come as a pup or a kitten so they can get used to being around other she said Its harder on them if they dont come until theyre 13 to get used to it You have to pay a lot of closer at tention to However most animals like to Continued on page 21 Owner Debbie Nagy and her fiance Louie Bellman operate Ander sons Bed and Biscuit Kennels Gazette photo by Roger Vogel Business manager named as AD NORTHERN CAMBRIA The school board of the Northern Cambria School District ap proved salary increases Tuesday for its business manager and hired him as athletic director for the next three years As business manager Dale Kirsch will receive increases of each for this year and fiscal 20002001 and for 20012002 His salary this year is Kirsch who had formerly served as athletic director was returned to the post to succeed Dan Previte who resigned As athletic director Kirsch will re ceive salaries of this year in 20002001 and in 20012002 In other personnel business Dan Susko and Collette Gormish were appointed as elementary school languagearts department heads Their payment for the po sitions will be determined through a formula based on the number of students in the de partments The board is accepting bids for the construction of an allweath er track at the athletic field be hind the high school until Nov 16 with plans to act on the bids at the regular meeting at 7 the same day To help raise money for the project the board approved the sale in the schools of a country western CD by Jason McCombie a graduate of Northern Cambria High School The CD costs with 30 percent of the proceeds of the sale of each disc to be used for the track project Como Malfunctioning furnace checked BLAIRSVILLE The electric motor for a furnace at Chestnut Ridge Primary Care Center 135 E Market in downtown Blairsville malfunctioned around today causing a slight haze in the center Blairsville Black Lick and Eastern Deny Township fire departments were alerted Blairsville Fire Chief Tim Jones said there was no fire Suicides solos Elsie Patty Lee Larry By BILL HASTINGS Of the Gazette staff To whom it may concern OUR FRIDAY Those hometown success stories continue Jo trickle into our desk Mark Seinfelt of Philipsburg a son af Fred and Laura Seinfelt of ShadoWood Vil lage is realizing the fruits of four years of re search with the publication of his new book Final Drafts Suicides of WorldFamous Au The titlealone is intriguing The content is to Seinfelts labors Consider this Ernest Hemingway shot Jack London drank himself close to death and then consumed poison Sylvia Plath took sleeping pills and Constance Wbodson leaped to her death from a second window In all 55 famous authors took 4heir own lives in the 20th century Seinfelts first published work discusses 25 Tpf the literary deaths in separate chapters and delves into the suicides of 30other au in less detail t Seinfelt 37 grew up in a literary environ jnent his father is a retired Indiana Universi ty of Pennsylvania English professor and re ceived his higher education at Penn State and Washington universities Today he re sides in Philipsburg with his maternal grand father wellknown local historian J Clair who is a spry 92 Final Drafts Prometheus Books will be Toff the presses by Nov 1 and will soon be on jthe shelves at State Collegearea bookstores ijocal availability is expected in the near fu ture BUSINESS IN Comments Tony Boiano the down merchant of his new minimall in the ilbwnplace Victoria complex at Seventh and philadelphia streets I am really excited that Classics has joined the AFB As family of stores and has moved to 4his location Cindy Rupp will continue to jnanage the store which will be expanding into more juniors and Boiano who operates the adjacentWesties and Michael B shoe shops on Philadelphia Street has acquired the formerMonkey Business restaurant location that fronts North Seventh Street where he is developing Michael B Courtyard complex Chameleon Classics and Campus Corner are already open with three additional outlets to be operating soon CC Intimates Cabana Club Tanning and possibly a coffee shop The Michael B Courtyard shops Boiano says will feature options for shoppers in cluding junior and womens clothing and formal wear intimate apparel IUP logo and Greek merchandise and a stateoftheart The diningout set will have a new venue Tuesday when the newly constructed Ruby Tuesday restaurant formally opens its doors at the former Peoples Gas property at the intersection of Route 286 South and Indi an Springs Road The new facility offers a broad scope of menu items including ribs sirloins pasta a full salad bar a variety of desserts and something for almost anyones appetite says managing partner Denise Seachrist of Cortland Ohio Menu prices are comparable to those you will find in most familyoriented restaurants The development featuring ample parking and seating for 240 patrons in the dining and lounge areas will be operated by a staff of 128 fulland parttime employees including five managers David and Donna Reed a husbandand wife team are enthusiastic over this weeks opening of their new business Rustic Acres Furniture at the former Country Manor lo cation on Old Route 422 West Rustic Acres will be bringing to the Indi ana market a huge selection of quality home furnishings wall and window coverings and an enormous selection of decorative acces sory the coowners say of their new location where extensive renovations were recently completed The Reeds who have operated a similar business in DuBois since 1974 say their store will focus on the total room concept and will be offering free interior decorating serv ices with fully trained designers Inside Indiana NAMES INTHE Mark Blucas the aspiring actor from Gi rard will be seen in the role of Riley Sinn in the current TV sitcom Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Tuesday The show is carried on Pittsburgharea station WCWB Channel 19 which is Channel 7 on most local cable sys tems An outstanding scholastic sports per former Blucas attended Wake Forest Univer sity on an athletic scholarship and has strong local ties He is a son of former IUP hallof fame quarterback Wally Blucas of Girard and Mary Catherine Gordon Blucas of Erie and a grandson of Mrs John Dorothy Gordon of Water Street in Indiana Nels Fox the young Saltsburg resident who was critically injured in a Route 22 traffic smashup in May will be featured on the Learning Channels documentary Trauma Life in the ER at 8 Tuesday in the first of two episodes based on Allegheny General Hospitals Life flight emergency and trauma services A camera crew spent an entire month filming the segment at the hospital where Fox 20 made a remarkable recovery against incredi ble odds according to hospital officials Retired Blairsville borough manager Art Bai ley one of the pioneers of the Indiana Coun ty Sports Hall of Fame was recently named a director emeritus of the organization at a dinnermeeting held at Bob and Ann Robin sons Campbell House in Blairsville Mrs Harry Elsie Young of Indiana was reelected to another twoyear term as a director of the statewide Council of Republican Women at a recent meeting in Lancaster NICE PEOPLE TO SunSation the tanning salon next to Kentucky Fried Chicken on South Seventh Street will donate a portion of its sales through Oct 30 to the IUP students who lost their rental locations in the weekend fire that wrecked the Mountain Greenery and dam aged adjacent shops in downtown Indiana Anyone wishing to contribute to the cause may call owner Tammy Curry or stop at the shop Blairsville Masonic lodge headed by worshipful master Patrick McElhoes re cently donated to Blairsville Boy Scout Troop 4 to assist local underprivileged scouts to attend overnight outings and ex tended camping stays MORE SHORTTAKES East Wheatfieid Township supervisors like some businesses in the township have been plagued with two costly burglaries in less than a month and are studying measures to prevent continued thievery John McMur dy Indiana was named vice president of the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association at the organizations recent meeting at the Edgewood Country Club where James M Walters Johnstown was named president Don Erickson DuBois and Joe Kinter of the Indiana Country Club were named to the WPGAs mens and junior honor rolls respec tively Candidates for a seat on the Indiana County Court of Common Pleas and the county commissioners office will air their views Monday at a local League of Women Voters Candidates Night at the Omni Old Route 119 South The fundraiser sched uled tomorrow evening for Armstrong Coun ty Commissioner Jim Scahill has been can celled due to the commissioners recent heart surgery We decided we will not hold a food event without the Chief says wife Audrey who is treasurer of the cam paign committee VILLAGE VIGNETTES Ranging in age from 20 to 74 the local Sweet Adelines will present their silveran niversary concert Saturday evening at the In diana Junior High auditorium Residents at Scenery Hill Manor were glued to their TV sets when the local AARP line dancers head ed by Lucille Rondall were recently featured on KDKAs On a Positive Note show The dancers make Scenery Hill Manor a regular stop for their show and we sure says administrator Stephen A Mc Shane Kiddies and parents of the area are invited to participate in the Indiana Wal Marts fifthannual Halloween costume con test and trickortreat activities that will be held at 6 Thursday Promotions coordi nator Joan Welch says prizes will be awarded to costume winners in two age brackets tod dlers through 6 years and 6 through 12 Hiram and the Walkers will headline the In diana Pigskin Clubs oldies dance fundraiser at Meadowbrook tomorrow evening Looking ahead the Indiana Hospital Auxil iarys annual charity ball is scheduled Satur day Dec 4 at the Indiana Country Club Lee Smead and Patty Barone are your contacts for SHOP TALK AT Homer City native John OBryan of Cur wensville son of Mick and Marlene McCul lough of Coral has been promoted to co manager of the 84 Lumber store in Wood land Indiana County Humane Society of ficials advise the public to use the Rose Street entrance to the animal shelter the tan barn in White Township due to area construction projects For the autoracing fans NASCAR ace Dale Earnhardts GM Good wrench car will be on display from 9 to 3 Saturday Oct 30 at Colonial Motor Mart on North Fourth Dont forget the giant Big Taste Grill United Way fund raiser Wednesday at Fezells Shop n Save on Ben Franklin Road Belated birthday bests his 75th to retired Saltsburg High School coach and teacher Bob Flick Gary Youngs Carpet Studio in Blairsville is marking a 16th business anniversary And Larry and Mar jorie Stadtmiller are marking a 7th anniver sary at their Red Oak Advertising in down town Indiana where the firm how employs 14 people Please read but dont bet Gateway 34 Indiana High 7 IUP 30 Clarion 17 Pitt 27 Rutgers 14 Penn State 24 Purdue 20 and Atlanta 17 the Steelers 13 Willie our exshoeshine boy says he read it else where Life is what happens to you when you are making other Good evening ;