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Johnstown Tribune Democrat (Newspaper) - December 12, 1999, Johnstown, Pennsylvania Holiday displays deck the Street tomorrow in neighbors a the a Tribune it Socrat $1.25 newsstand a 78 cents Home delivered december 12, 1999 Johnstown Pennsylvania quota quandary Rofick i Miekis a Tribune Democrat Jimmy a american Bistro owner Jimmy Marker left talks with patrons Dave and Cindy Breen about the proposed change in liquor licensing at the Somerset establishment. Brew Hama liquor Board mulls License revision by Kirk Swauger the Tribune Democrat a Battle is brewing in Harrisburg Over the antiquated Law that allocates liquor licenses. Instead of a municipal quota Pennsylvania liquor control Board is considering combining the licenses into a countywide Cap. Lab chairman John e. Jones Iii said. A a that would allow licenses to be transferred freely at a reasonable Price to where the need is within a county a Jones said. A i done to want to put business owners through All kinds of hoops if they want to operate a responsible Good eating unwilling to pay an exorbitant Price for a liquor License Terr it St. Clair and his son relied on a loophole in state Law to open Maggie Mae a neighbourhood cafe near the Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange in Somerset local bar owners contend. St. Clair operator of by rite beverage constructed rooms above his Beer distributorship then his son obtained a hotel liquor License for Maggie Mae a next door. At most they paid $1,360 for the License liquor fees sunday sales and entertainment permit. Piti Vedoa the Tribune Democrat Dave donate owner of the Orchard pours a Beer at the Richland bar saturday afternoon. Long standing state costs show. That a a far cry from the $150,000 to $175,000 going rate for a highly coveted existing License in the Somerset area under current municipal quotas. Jones expects the debate to begin in the state Capitol Early next year. A a one of the problems we have in Pennsylvania is the artificial political boundaries that have messed everything up. A a there a been growth in the suburbs but they can to get liquor licenses. A obviously the a haves done to want Competition in their neighbourhoods. But something has to be he said. State sen. John Wozniak a Westmont said legislators Likely please see la Humr a6 cops firemen on y2k Alert personnel planning for Jan. 1 by Pete Bosak the Tribune Democrat. Emergency workers will be on heightened Alert dec. 31, poised for everything from traffic control and collaring Drunken Drivers to shelter ing those without utilities and combating terrorism. Police from Cambria Somerset and Bedford counties will fan out in their cruisers. Firefighters will be in their stations. And county 911 dispatchers will be at their posts in Case the much ballyhooed y2k computer glitch turns out the lights. A suffice it to say there a not going to be a lot of people said trooper Steve Barto of the state police in Ebensburg. The y2k Bug that computer experts have been preparing for is a a officials programming snafu Issue y2k whereby computers terrorist programmed to read warning /a2. Only the last two dig its of the year believe it is 1900 rather than 2000 and crash As a result. Businesses airlines Utility companies and Banks have been assuring residents they have fixed the problem. But emergency professionals Arentt ones to be taken by Surprise and Are preparing for potential problems such As housing people left in the cold during a Power outage despite the assurances. Police and fire departments Are planning heavy staffing this new years eve because of the potential for y2k problems and excessive celebrations expected to Herald the millennium. Although state police keep staffing Levels confidential Barto said More troopers and supervisory personnel will be on duty for the turn of the Century than would be working for any other new years eve to assure rapid response to any emergency. Municipal police departments also please see y2k, a4 Sheetz employee Robert James silk 111, above stocks bottled water at the convenience store 208 Haynes St., Kernville. At left from left firefighter Bob staffer assistant chief Bob Adams capt. Art Martynuska and firefighter John Brudzinski discuss the departments y2k task Force plan at Public safety building on Friday. Pete Vizza the Tribune Democrat companies playing it Safe at new years by John Wilfong the Tribune Democrat preparations by corporate executives for the impending millennium Are As varied As the business world itself. For instance a Amtrak might Stop trains for an hour. A convenience stores Are stocking up for an anticipated Rush on supplies. A office workers will staff their stations at the stroke of Midnight dec. 31 to ensure computers continue to function. Please see Safe a4is Crown still King Crown american Stock fell 1/16 to close at 5 13/16 Friday. The Stock is at its 52-week Low. Here is a look at its performance "7 7 \ 0.0 n \ 6 n 5.5 july aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Mark Pasquerilla Crown ceo historic now Crown american Stock takes a dive Aaron a. Martinec the Tribune Democrat by Jeff Mccready Tribune Demix rat business writer the Stock of Johnstown a Marque corporation Crown american realty Trust has tanked to a historic Low along with others in the real estate investment Trust Industry. Scratch beneath the surface and the troubles seem ingrained. Crown chairman and chief executive officer Mark Pasquerilla says the company May sell one of its 27 mall properties next year and use the proceeds to buy Back Stock to prop up the share Price. Crown american headquartered at 100 Pasquerilla Plaza in downtown Johnstown is a real estate investment Trust. A reit is usually a publicly traded company that invests in real estate. Ninety five percent of net earnings must be returned to shareholders. Storage Usa inc. Of new York for example is a publicly traded real estate investment Trust that acquires and develops storage centers. Crowns reit which is traded on the new York Stock Exchange owns operates and develops shopping malls. Crowns common Stock which dipped to $5.75 a share tuesday has not been that Low since the company went Public in 1993. The Stock rebounded a bit to close at $5.81 Friday. Crowns High Over the past year was $8.25 a share. Emerald research analyst Stacey Sears of Lancaster please see Low a6 paint boroughs chief suspended by Wayne Fournier the Tribune dem Chirat paint boroughs part time police chief has been suspended for two weeks accused of using a poor judgment by mayor John Kaiser during a november incident rumoured to involve covering up a false arrest. Details of the incident Are not being disclosed by the mayor who said chief Keith Swaltek a handled the situation to the Best of his ability and has always worked within the letter of the when asked if there had been a cover up of a false arrest the mayor said a absolutely not. There has been no cover up yet because there is ample time to file charges against that Kaiser who spoke by Telephone from his Home saturday would not please see chief a4 Somerset democrats get new Leader again John Vatavuk says he a got a plan by Mike Faher Tribune Democrat Somerset Bureau Somerset after losing its majority on the county commission and going through three leadership changes in 1999, this county a democratic committee is looking for a new direction. John Vatavuk says he a got the plan. The 50-year-old Windber resident has been elected chairman of the committee and he said its time for the party to pull up its Bootstraps and look to the future. A there Hasni to been much party Unity for a Long time a Vatavuk said in a Telephone interview from North Star school District where he has taught for 29 years. A we need candidates and we need Vatavuk who also serves As vice please see again a4insidebabes Rule babe Ruth and his namesake. 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