New Castle News Weekend in New-Castle, Pennsylvania 4 Jul 1998
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New Castle News Weekend (Newspaper) - July 4, 1998, New Castle, Pennsylvania
Saturday sunday new Castle a july 4-5,1998 118th year no. 255 copyright 1998 new Castle news new Castle news be k songs to Lote new Castle news readers chime in with their lists of the worst tunes of the Rock Era see Page 7 Page 2 remember when City a first traffic cop it Quot inside. Classified. 19-24 comics to. F-5 crossword. 22 entertainment .18 horoscopes. .23 living. 7-10 obituaries. 5 sports. 11-10 Stop and see Alex Zanardi a championship indy car Only at. I a i a 1� the we who Iuta amp Nissan it 1800 w state St a Newcastle a 658-9755 Florida fires Force 30,000 from Homes a flames converging from three directions Send towns residents fleeing for the fourth Bunnell Fla. Apr the sky glowing Orange behind them motorists streamed Inland through the smoke yesterday As 30,000 More people were ordered out of their Homes at the Start of the fourth of july weekend because of wildfires closing in from three directions. With the fires consuming Brittle Pine Trees and Brush to the North South and West a and the Atlantic Ocean to the East a residents in northeastern Florida packed up pets and family heirlooms and entered a bumper to bumper procession to safer ground. A i Felt like crying this morning. I took one last look at things because i did no to know if they would be Here when we got Back a said Alfred Musella who loaded his pickup with suitcases and water and left his Home near the Beach Only to get stuck in traffic most of the morning. All of Flagler county at least 30,000 people was ordered evacuated. Some 40,000 others had been ordered out of their Homes in two other East coast counties Brevard and Volusia earlier in the week. Within hours of the evacuation order Bunnell and other communities were ghost towns. Shelters were set up mostly at High schools. Evacuees and firefighters also took shelter at what was going to be a posh hospitality Pavilion and other buildings at the Daytona International Speedway where a Stock car race saturday inside a a from families who were going to shoot off bottle rockets and hold backyard barbecues to 150,000 Stock car fans whose race was postponed Many in Florida Are facing dreary Holiday weekend. See Page 3 had to be cancelled. Motorists turned on their headlights in the Middle of the Day As they made their Way through the smoke that Cut visibility to a Quarter mile at the Daytona Beach Airport. Traffic on state Road 100, lined with american flags in anticipation of Holiday celebrations now on hold was backed up for Miles. About 1,500 members of the National guard were ordered to report for duty to help with traffic control and provide Security for evacuated areas. Earlier nearly 600 guardsmen were called up to fight the fires. Firefighters have been stymied by Gusty winds 100-degree temperatures and Low humidity. Temperatures were in the Low 90s yesterday along the coast and close to 100 degrees farther Inland. The forecast offered no Hope of rain anytime soon and winds have been pushing the blazes East toward populated areas along the Atlantic coast. Meteorologists pre please see fires Page 17 a traditions of ancestors proximity of relatives make new Castle tops with recent arrivals and old timers alike by Judy Hruska news correspondent a backfire set by . Forest service officials to Stop another advancing fire Palm coast . A rages in still in the dark thousands coping with powerless Homes three Days after violent thunderstorms Pittsburgh apr its not quite Hunting and gathering but people without Power a till must revert to some old ways to Deal with daily life. The Manz household is one of thousands in the Pittsburgh suburb of Shaler without Power yesterday because of Ali essay afternoons violent storms. The family begins the Day when spooky needs to go out. Spooky is a miniature poodle who has filled in for the disabled electric clock radio waking Thomas Manz around 5 30 . Manz later Calls from work to Wake up the rest of the family said his daughter Vanessa. Tuesdays storms caused an estimated $41 million in damage and the biggest blackout in Pittsburgh history. About 165,000 Homes businesses and other buildings lost Power at the Peak of the outages mostly because of thousands of downed Power lines. Yesterday afternoon about 10,000 Duquesne Light customers and 2,600 Allegheny Power customers in Western Pennsylvania were still in the dark. A Shaler and Mccandless were really hard hit a said Duquesne Light spokeswoman Susan Fritschler. In Shaler Thomas Manz borrowed a Generator from Wayne Crouse inc., a plumbing contracting company where he works. The family of four has dealt with problems related Story Page 2 such As $100 Worth of spoiled food dirty laundry and no television. A my mom use her heating pad a Vanessa Manz said. Darlene Manz is recovering from recent surgery and uses the pad to relieve pain. Vanessa a younger brother Tony almost lost his tropical fish because the aquariums oxygen tor replenish the Waters Supply. The Generator saved the Day. Betty Borres who works As a seamstress out of her Home regained Power in Millvale around Midnight thursday after 2lh Days. She lost about $300 in business because her sewing machine had no electricity. And now that her Power is on Borres still can to work. She needs to clean the refrigerator vacuum the House and Wash the laundry to catch up. A you get behind and you re trying to keep up a schedule and it just All goes to Heck a Borres said. A so there goes another Day people trying to keep their refrigerators cold have made runs on ice at stores. Ice distributors have been Selling their product As fast As they can make it and dry ice is As hot As batteries and candles. Dry ice which is Frozen Carbon dioxide turns into Gas As it warms unlike Frozen water which leaves a mess when it melts. A 25-Pound Block of dry ice that will last two Days in a refrigerator Sells for $6.42. De Kelly jr., whose father owns Kelly dry ice co. In Bellevue said customers bought everything he had thursday. A delivery yesterday morning replenished his Stock. A tuesday wednesday thursday Friday. We re Selling thousands and thousands of pounds a Kelly said. Frank Pistella owner of Victoria beverage in Pittsburgh does no to Stock dry ice but said he has had a lot of Calls for it nonetheless. A we probably had 50 phone or. Linda Veronie always lived in big cities before relocating to new Castle last year. She thought she knew exactly what to expect from Small town life but now the psychologist admits she was wrong. A my sense of what Small towns were about was challenged when i came Here a said Veronie 39, of the North Hill. A a in be never lived in a place before with a population of less than a half million people. A so i expected new Castle to be like a picket Fence Community. When i got Here i found things that big cities done to for Veronie the ethnic foods found on every Street Corner illustrate one of the City a most important elements. A the people of new Castle Are Able to celebrate and share their differences a she explained. A i had never seen a Lamb salad before i moved Here. You done to have to be syrian to enjoy Lamb salad and Pepper sauce or you done to have to be italian to eat caveats. A in a big City it is easier for ethnic differences to kind of get swept under the Genevieve Gabriel a paraprofessional at John f. Kennedy primary Center agrees that ethnic and family traditions Are the Backbone of new Castle. A Many families have lived Here so Long a she said. A some of the children leave for better jobs but they always come Back Home to visit. The families stay close and when something happens there is always a support system from other family Robert Bullano was one of those who left for a better Job. He moved to Erie county where he worked in administration at a regional occupational skills Center. But came Back a because of family friends and traditions of culture that new Castle has that perhaps the Community i lived in for 20 years did not have. A new Castle will always be Home to me a said Bullano 44, who is a member of City Council. A i guess you can take the boy out of new Castle but you can to take the new Castle out of the another City Council member de Jopek on the other hand never please see family Page 17today�?Ts obituaries weekend weather meet Raylene boots Frances s. Klee 96, new Wilmington see Page 5 sex tallest Man Dies new York apr Haji Mohammad Alam Channa once named the worlds tallest living Man in the guinness Book of world records has died. He was 42. Channa a Farmer from the pakistani Village of Shawan died thursday at Westchester county medical Center of complications from kidney disease at 7 feet 7.25 inches Channa was listed As the worlds tallest living Man in the 1997 guinness High 75 to 85 Low 55 to 65 sunday High 75 to 85 Low 55 to 65the week ahead partly Cloudy monday. High 75 to 85, Low 55 to 65. Chance of showers tuesday. High in 80s, Low in 60s. Humid Chance of showers wednesday. High 85 to 95, Low in 70s. Occupation co owner Dinosaur video productions student secondary education in social studies at Slippery Rock University Community service chairwoman of the children a area committee for the Ellwood City arts crafts foods and entertainment festival this weekend. Also an assistant Leader of Brownie troop 504 birthrate aug. 20,1955 Hometown Ellwood City first childhood memory at age 4, my father took me on a a a Date to see the movie a Swiss family Robinsons at an Ellwood Cinema. Afterwards we stopped for a Milkshake last Book i read a a Bright shining lies by Neil Sheehan people May be surprised to know my five children Range in age from 22 to 4 my husband and i filmed a documentary in Russia we had a masquerade wedding and our anniversary is oct. 31. Three words that describe me Best patient intellectual stubborn Best advice i Ever heard a everything in moderation
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