Tyrone Daily Herald from Tyrone, Pennsylvania on June 20, 1991 · Page 3
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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, June 20, 1991
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Charges on Brother-in-Law's Phone Bill Add Up to Trouble By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: I work with my brother-in-law. While routinely going over his telephone bill, I noticed there were recurring calls to the same telephone number made only on weekends and after work hours — all charged to my brother-in-law's private office line. Being suspicious, I called the number myself, and a woman answered! I confronted my brother-in-law and told him either to tell my sister about this woman he has been calling — or I would. Well, he acted like I was crazy for even suggesting there was any impropriety. I figured if I was really wrong in my suspicions, then he would tell my sister what I had accused him of, but so far she hasn't mentioned anything about it, and he has been overly nice to me. Should I sit and watch this go on, or tell my sister of my suspicions? Or should I just keep checking the telephone bills? Meanwhile, I can barely stand the sight of my brother-in-law, and I can hardly look my sister in the eye. KEEPING COOL DEAR KEEPING COOL: Keep your mouth shut and your nose out of your brother-in-law's business. As an employee, you may be privy to bills and confidential information, but until you know something, you are only guessing. DEAR ABBY: Re a recent letter in your column concerning a convicted felon's right to vote: While it is true (as you said) that a felon may not vote while he is serving time, ex- felons can vote — at least they can in California. Being an ex-felon myself, I know how embarrassing it can be to reveal that one is an ex-felon. Thus, many ex-felons do not ask if they may register to vote after their sentences are up. Many believe that they have forever lost their right to vote, which is not true. Ex-felons can vote, take out loans, and even become lawyers in many places. Please make this clear. A LOYAL READER, •SACRAMENTO DEAR READER: Thank you for making it clear that after convicted felons have served their time, they regain their right to vote in California. DEAR ABBY: From time to time you print letters about some small act of human kindness. I submit the following: A little over a year ago, my husband, a staff sergeant in the Marine Corps, was leaving to spend a year away from his family. This was a very difficult time for us. His flight left from San Francisco, so my brother (who lives in the Bay area), met my husband at the airport and took him out for a real nice dinner before putting him on the plane. While they were enjoying their dinner, the waitress came up to them and informed them that a gentleman a few tables away had already paid for their meals! Neither my brother nor my husband knew this man. When the anonymous benefactor stood up to leave, my husband stood up, walked over to him, shook his hand and thanked him. The man replied, "Thank you, Marine!" SANDRA GALLAGHER, MATHER A.F.B., CALIF. WORTH REMEMBERING: '"It is the nature of man,' Machia- velli wrote five centuries ago, 'to feel as much bound by the favors they do as by those they receive.' While people are eternally forgetful of favors done for them, they rarely forget the favors they have done others." — Christopher Matthews (from Forbes magazine) To get Abby's booklet "How to Write Letters for All Occasions," send a long, business-size, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $3.95 ($4.50 in Canada) to: Dear Abby, Letter Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, 111. 61054. (Postage is included.) Senate Panel Approves Tuition Savings Plan By DAVID MORRIS Associated Press Writer HARRISBURG (AP) — A Senate committee has approved & program that would allow parents to lock-in current college tuition rates through tax- exempt contributions to a state-run fund. The plan, approved Tuesday by the Senate Education Committee, would allow the purchase of tuition credits for any state-owned, state-operated or state-related college or university. It moves to the full Senate. The contributions would lock in future tuition rates, regardless of how much the actual cost would rise over the years. For instance, someone contributing about $7,000 this year would have a guaranteed year of tuition at Perm State in the future. Someone contributing $1,000 would have one-seventh'of a future year's -tuition covered. All contributions would be invested by the state Treasury Department, with the money and interest being used to pay colleges when the beneficiaries attend. The contributions and interest are exempt from state and local taxes if used for tuition. Refunds, which would be subject to taxes, would be offered if prospective students do not attend a participating university. The tuition account plan, sponsored by Senate President Pro Tern Robert Jubelirer, R-Blair, is similar to programs offered in four other states. "It's been a long time coming," Jubelirer said after the committee's unanimous vote for the bill. "This at least gives parents a chance to plan for the future." To prevent the state from losing money or pocketing a windfall, the Treasury Department could enact surcharges or discounts after the first year. "We put about every protection in the world in there," said Fred Giles, an aide to Jubelirer. The legislation is expected to face a smooth trip through the Legislature, since the Casey administration signed off on the plan. Gov. Robert P. Casey was unhappy with earlier versions of the bill, which he said did not provide enough safeguards. Legislation that would allow parents to save college money by buying bonds is also under consideration in the Legislature. THE DAILY HERALD, Tyrone, Pa., Thursday, June 20, 1991 — Page 3 Administration Wants States, Cities To Carry Road Burden Town Crier Several members of Tyrone Area Cooperative Ministries (TACM) meet this week to express appreciation to Captains Alfred and Mable Frank of the Salvation Army for their work and community support as they prepare to move to the Philadelphia area and new endeavors. The group meet at noon Tuesday at LaScalia's Restaurant, Vail. $6000,000 By LAWRENCE L. KNUTSON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bush administration says it will press its fight to shift a greater share of the burden for paying for local and regional roads back to the states and cities. Transportation Secretary Samuel K. Skinner applauded the five-year, $123 billion transportation bill passed by the Senate, 91-7, Wednesday night as "a step forward" to improve the nation's highways, bridges and mass transit systems. But he said more needs to be done. "I am disappointed that the bill would reduce the funding required from state and local government for projects that address primarily local or regional needs at a time when more, not less, investment is needed," Skinner said. He said the administration hopes that when the House takes up the bill, probably next month, "a more appropriate balance can be struck." As it passed the Senate, the bill maintains the federal share of the costs of completing the 44,000-mile Interstate Highway System at 90 percent. Ashville Man Is Firefighter Of The Month Keith Vinglish, Ashville, has been named Firefighter-of-the-Month by the Allied Volunteer Firemen's Association of Blair County. The award was presented during the Association's business meeting at the Ashville Fire Hall Monday. Ashville is one of several fire companies located outside Blair County holding membership in the Allied Association. A member of the Ashville Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 for 18 years, Vinglish is currently serving as a captain and assistant chief engineer. In the past, he has held the positions of assistant fire chief, chief engineer and lieutenant. Vinglish is co-chairman of a committee of volunteer workers engaged in constructing a new fire station, which is being added to the firemen's recreation hall. He also serves on the apparatus committee. To obtain the training so necessary to firefighting, Vinglish has completed courses at the Cambria County Fire Training School, including classes in basic and structural fire fighting and flammable liquids fires through the Pennsylvania Fire Academy at Lewistown. Vinglish is a member of the Cambria County & Vicinity Firemen's Association and the Firemen's Association of the State of Pennsylvania. He is employed as a truck driver by the L. S. Fiore Construction Co. of Altoona. During the Monday meeting, Association President Mark Liebal invited all area volunteer firefighters to attend the annual Blair County Firemen's Convention at Roaring Spring July 11,12,13. The next Association meeting will be at the Blue Knob fire hall, Monday, July 15 at 8 p.m. DANCE Sat., June 22 10 to 1 Music by: Prime Time Washington would pay 80 percent of the costs of most other roads, including a new 184,000-mile National Highway System. The federal share of projects that would increase highway capacity and put more cars on the road was set at 75 percent. The administration had sought to reduce the federal share for ail roads outside the new national system of Interstate highways and primary feeder roads to 60 percent, with states picking up the balance. Many senators said their states simply do not have enough money to assume a larger share of highway costs. The Senate bill, the Surface Transportation Efficiency Act, stresses the maintenance and efficient use of existing roads, bridges and mass transit systems over new construction. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y., a principal architect of the measure, repeated a favorite theme when he told the Senate: "We have poured enough concrete." "Our primary objective must be to improve the efficiency of the system we now have," he said. "We are about to enter a new era." The bill gives great flexibility to states and cities to shift as much as $37.2 billion from highway building to subways, buses, commuter rail systems or other modes of transportation as needed. "We have finished the Interstate Highway System, and now we must turn the initiative in transportation matters back to the states and cities," Moynihan said. "Our greatest challenge as the century ends is to make the public sector work." Before passing the overall bill, the Senate had to settle a bitter fight over the formula by which federal highway money was distributed in the past. In building the national Interstate system, some states were assessed more of the cost than others less able to pay, particularly those Western states with long distances to cover and sparse populations. Debate on the bill saw a rebellion by these so-called donor states, determined to get a fairer share of the federal transportation dollar. ' 'The big issue is the money — who gets it and how much," said Sen. Steve Symms of Idaho, the Republican floor manager of the bill. The Senate rejected, 81-17, an amendment by Sen. Bob Graham, D- Fla., that had threatened to reopen the bitter fight over the distribution of $8.2 billion in compensation to states that feel they were shortchanged in the past, or who have given above-average support to transportation improvements. Under a plan by Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., two $4.1 billion pools of money are created from a surplus in the Highway Trust Fund. One would be used to compensate the donor states, the other to reward states that have lower-than-avcrage per capita incomes but have imposed highcr-than-average gasoline taxes to TODAY'S HISTORY: On this day in 1840, a patent lor the telegraph was granted to Samuel F.B. Morse. 'PROFESSIONAL PAINTINi INTERIOR-EXTERIOR 125 Yrs. Experience References I Senior Citizens Discount Low Rates Free Estimates JACK COWHER JR. 684-5699 OVER $850,000 BUYOUTS OF HOT FAMOUS NAME BRAND SUMMER FASHIONS JUNIORS JR. DRESSES AND SPLIT SKIRT DRESSES 1999. • W Chotcil l drew •lyM and Ufthan *pin tkwl Mtl m polyMl«<'cotton knu. 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Senate Republican Leader Bob Dole of Kansas, whose own state would noi benefit, objected to Byrd's amendment. He contended the formula is unfair because it did not recognize other ways that states finance transportation programs. In the end the Senate, in a non- binding amendment, expressed the hope that Senate members of a House- Senate conference that will draft a compromise bill will search for a more satisfactory solution, one stressing the "total effort" a state puts forth to improve its transportation network. Actress Jean Arthur Dies Wednesday CARMEL, Calif. (AP) — Actress Jean Arthur, who portrayed a savvy political aide in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" and starred in other Hollywood hits of the 1930s and 1940s, has died at age 90. The actress died of heart failure at Carmel Convalescent Hospital on Wednesday, according to Ronald Siebc of the Paul Mortuary of Pacific Grove. She had lived in the Carmel area about 35 years. Arthur began her film career with small parts in silent films and went on to starring roles as an urbane, witty woman. "Jean had a very rare and special talent," former co-star Jimmy Stewart said Wednesday. "My experience in working with her is something I will never forget." The two starred in Frank Capra's 1939 classic "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington." Arthur played the political aide who befriends and eventually falls in love with the naive, newly appointed senator played by Stewart. Stewart and Arthur also co-starred in "You Can't Take it With You," in 1938. Arthur, a husky-voiced blond, also played opposite such stars as Gary Cooper (in' 'Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" and "The Plainsman"), Gary Grant ("The Talk of the Town"), John Wayne ("A Lady Takes a Chance"), Charles Boyer and Ronald Colman. She worked under several of Hollywood's greatest directors, including Capra, Howard Hawks, John Ford and George Stevens, and was once nominated for an Oscar, for her starring role in Stevens' 1943 film, "The More the Merrier." However, the best actress award that year went to Jennifer Jones for her role in "The Song of Bemadette.'' Arthur's final movie role, after a five-year absence from Hollywood, was in Stevens' 1953 Western classic "Shane," which co-starred Alan Ladd. Arthur was bom Gladys Georgianne Greene in Plattsburgh, N.Y. She began her film career under a one-year contract with Fox and worked nearly a dozen years before stardom struck. She worked on Broadway early in her career, and in the 1950s she made stage appearances in productions of "Peter Pan" and "Saint Joan." After a hiatus from Hollywood of more than a decade, she made a guest appearance in television's "Guns- moke" in 1965 and returned in 1966 to star in the short-lived series "The Jean Arthur Show." 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