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A-10 Pittsburgh Press, Wed, BY CRISTINA ROUVALIS The proposed three-year postal pact is expected to get a poor rating tonight when some of the area's 9,000 postal workers are briefed on it by union leaders returning from Washington. John P. Richards, president of the Pittsburgh Metro Area Postal Workers Union, called the tentative contract hammered out with the U.S. Postal Service in Washington yesterday unacceptable, particularly in non- California In Court To Fight Crop Ban LOS GATOS, Calif. (UPI) - California went to the nation's highest court to stop five Southern states from enforcing quarantines on its $14 billion fruit and vegetable crop because of the Mediterranean fruit fly infestation. Gregory Wilkinson, deputy California attorney general, asked the Supreme Court yesterday for a restraining order against Texas, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and South Carolina, which placed quarantines on all California produce this week. Chief Justice Warren Burger and Justice Lewis Powell, in turn, asked the defendants and the VS. Department of Agriculture for responses to the lawsuit by Friday. , Of the five states that imposed quarantines this week, only Texas and Florida have turned back truck-loads of ripening California fruit Texas lifted its roadblocks yester- day on the orders of a federal judge, City Schools Map Host Of Changes (Contlnvd from Pag A-l) separate departments for elementary, middle and secondary schools, will be eliminated. The new organization creates departments of school management, instructional development and instructional services. Each of these will be responsible for all grade levels. The board members and superintendent hope the new reorganization will address their primary concerns for improving student achievement. "I hope it means greater emphasis on instruction," Mrs. Langer said. "How well it works depends on how well the individuals function. The lines between the elementary, middle and secondary school departments were getting too deep; there wasn't much communication among them." Wallace said there will be no layoffs in the administrative staff as a result of the changes, because those in the positions which the board eliminated will be transferred to other openings. Some will leave the administrative office to take jobs as deans, principals and vice principals in the schools. For example, Carmine Sebastian, director of transportation, will become the acting vice principal at South High School, and Thomas Burkhart, director of instruction for the elementary schools, will take over as principal at Beechwood Elementary School. The high-ranking administrators will remain in the top echelon, only with different job titles and responsibilities. Helen Faison, the assistant superintendent of the high schools, will become associate superintendent of school management. Louise Bren-nen, assistant superintendent in the elementary schools, will be the new deputy superintendent of school management William Green, assistant superintendent of the middle schools, will head the pupil services division. No one has been appointed to head the instructional development office or. the transportation department. Two high schools will have new principals. At Schenley, Lois Golden will move from vice principal to acting principal; at South Hills, Vincent Carr, who was vice principal at -Peabody, will become principal. The new middle school principals are Neal Huguley at Rogers School for the Performing Arts; Larry Davis, Sterrett Classical Academy, Stanley Herman, Prospect; and James Dickson, Washington Education Center. Some of the new principals of the elementary schools will be: James Chapas, Beltzhoover, Natalie Kunkel, Boggs Avenue and Whittier, Franklin Siegel, Bon Air and Grandview; Romauld Dudenas, Burgwin and Mifflin; George Witko-vich, Carmalt; Joseph Hightower, Chartiers and Fairywood; Willa ' White, Chatham; James Hrabovsky, Dilworth and Regent Square; Richard Nicklos, East Hills; Mclvory, Jennings, Fort Pitt. Evan Kisick, Friendship; William Brim, Greenfield; Vivian Williams, Madison; Kenneth Barbour, Man--. Chester, Donus Crawford, Miller, Daniel Spillane, Minadeo; Harry Waters, Northview Heights; Howard Thomas, Spring Hill and Spring Garden; Paul Pollock, Stevens; Willie Ellard, Weil; Janet Bell, Westwood; Donald O'Rourke, Woolslair, and . La&y Nee, McKelvy.' July 22, 1981 wage issues. Richards made the assessment in a phone conversation with Joseph M. Gruener, business manager of the union. After flying back from Washington, Richards is expected to relay his reservations to the rank and file at a Postal Solidarity USA meeting at 6 p.m. at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland. At the meeting, John W. DeTollo, president of Branch 84 of the National Associ- but Florida continued to turn back truckloads of pears, plums and peaches suspected of harboring the voracious fruit fly. The federal government today turned down California's request for emergency disaster funds to help fight the $53 million war against the fruit fly. The Federal Emergency Management Agency told California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. that his request for a major disaster declaration could not be granted under provisions of the Disaster Relief Act. The agency said there were no health hazards associated with the Medfly infestation and noted that the USDA has already given $3.5 million in assistance and earmarked another $4 million which can be made available on a 50-50 matching basis with California. Brown emphasized yesterday that California's Medfly infestation had affected only three 'counties south of San Francisco, where a massive air and ground war has been launched against the pest that destroys 200 varieties of fruits and . vegetables. "I'm confident Florida will back off either under pressure of the U.S. government and the Department of Agriculture, or the federal courts," Brown said. But in Tallahassee, Fla., Gov. Bob Graham said the state would not lift its embargo on California fruits and vegetables without a court order. On Monday and yesterday, Florida inspectors rejected 14 trucks from California. "We implemented the quarantine to protect the citzens of our state, the economy of our state, and the food supply of our state which also is a crucial part of the nation's food supply," Graham said. "It has been 20 years since (our last outbreak of Medflies), and I don't feel we're overreacting when we say California should have taken control of this issue a long time ago." On the three-county California "battlefront," the second phase of six aerial spray assaults on the Medfly in Santa Clara, Alameda and San Mateo counties was to begin today. The first phase was wrapped up on Monday. At the Medfly operations center in Los Gatos, Tim McLaughlin said no new larvae had been found in the past four days but added that the real test would come in a few weeks when a new birth cycle occurs and the pest emerges from the larval state. Deaf Girl Dies In House Fire FORT WAYNE, Ind. (UPI) - A deaf girl, 14, died in a house fire, oblivious to the warning shouted by a man who wanted to adopt her. Lillian T. Mohler died early yesterday in the fire at Robert Muller's home. Muller's wife, Barbara, and two other children in the home were critically burned in the blaze. They were reported in satisfactory condition. Muller is an assistant pastor in the deaf ministry of Concordia Lutheran Church. He has made his home available for battered and foster children, acquaintances said. The Mullers' household included four of their children, three adopted children and two foster children. Campus Center Dedication Set Several local and state officials will attend ribbon-cutting ceremonies at Allegheny County Community College's Homewood-Brushton Center Friday. The newly renovated facility will house business, computer science, word processing and other programs. Mayor Richard Caliguiri and Commissioner Tom Foerster top the list of dignitaries at the 10 a.m. dedication at 701 N. Homewood Ave. 1st Chrysler Gain Since '78 Reported , WASHINGTON (UPI) -Chrysler Corp. today reported it earned $12 million in the second quarter of this year its first profitable three-month period since the fourth quarter of 1978. t Chrysler Chairman Lee A. Ia-cocca described the development as historic. It was almost exactly, two years ago that Chrysler first appealed for federal government help because of mounting losses. ation of Letter Carriers, will also address the crowd about wages and benefits of the pact The voting, which will be done by mail, is expected to take between 15 and 25 days. Although Gruener received only scant details about the contract, he said Richards was disgruntled about several non-wage issues. The new contract lacked the safety and health regulations, less lengthy grievance procedures, and reduction in the number of regular working hours that the unions Hi . 1 ' . -A- J faiifiBWtiMii'W'f'ltiiAtlllliltl FRUITLESS SEARCH? John Coulon, inspector for the U.S. Department of -Agriculture, checks nectarines from California for evidence of Medfly infestation at the Pittsburgh produce terminal in the Strip District. Wholesalers said MGM Grand OK'd For LAS VEGAS, Nev: (UPI) - The MGM Grand Hotel, where 84 people died in a fire last November, has been approved for reopening, and fire officials say it now is the safest hotel in the world. The Clark County Fire Department assistant chief, John Pappa-george, praised the hotel, which installed a $5 million fire safety system in the wake of the Nov. 21 fire. The Clark County Liquor and Gaming Licensing Board voted unanimously yesterday to reinstate FOGIES fine print free personal checking SO Stop DV me run Seneca office nearest you and we'll open your tree xij" checking account today Or give us a call, and we 11 get you started over the g; : Member F.D.I.C. -v ' l ISejsepthn IHeire " . 1 J! i! -Al Xll. demanded, the resort's liquor and gaming licenses after receiving reports from county building and fire departments that the MGM Grand's casino and tower had been inspected and granted occupancy permits. "The MGM is now the world's safest hotel," Pappageorge said. County building officials said the. hotel's fire detection and prevention' system far exceeds the county's new code. The safety system is operated by a central computer with a backup account. n With 50 communi offices throughout Western Pennsylvania. Gruener said. At far as wages the major stumbling block in negotiations each worker will receive a $300 wage boost annually, cost of living increases, as well as annual bonuses based on productivity, he said. ' Richards complained on the phone to Gruener that the contract only provides a small base increase, the figure that benefits are based on. Only the annual wage increase, not bonuses, make up the base wage, he said. Press Photo by Kent Badger none of fruit shipped into Pennsylvania comes from the California counties infested by the fly and state and federal officials said they doubt the pest will show up in produce at the terminal on Smallman Street. Reopening system and can monitor up to 1,900 sections of the hotel and activate 1,000 functions to stop smoke and fire and to direct guests to safety. The resort also has installed 30,500 heat-activated sprinklers with a minimum of four in each guest room, along with smoke alarms in each room and public areas. The MGM Grand, which opened in 1973, cost $136 million to build and $50 million to repair after the fire. Gruener voiced dissatisfaction with what he has heard of the contract "If the Postal Service gets its way, we'll go back to the 13 cent stamp at the workers' expense. They're trying to save money by not giving us a big enough base wage. What about our benefits?" Other postal workers have heard only scant and confusing details of the pact and are "looking forward to hearing the details," said Gruener. MIA Total At 160, Aide Says WASHINGTON (UPI) - A Pentagon expert, providing details on Vietnam's belated return of three dead U.S. fliers, says Hanoi knows where to find more than 160 other American servicemen listed as missing in action in Indochina. Air Force Col. John Fer, an expert on prisoners of war and MIAs, told reporters yesterday the Vietnamese failed to provide any information on the three dead fliers until turning over their bodies to U.S. authorities in Hanoi on July 7. "I would estimate there are better than 160 individuals that we have strong reason to believe the Vietnamese could account for, or provide a significant amount of information so that we could resolve the cases," said Fer, himself a former POW. Rep. Robert Dornan, R-Calif., told a news conference the Vietnamese probably could account for 430 men. He described Hanoi's practice of withholding information as "inhuman in the extreme" and the "most awful psychological torture" for the families. The three fliers, all shot down over North Vietnam, were identified yesterday as Navy Cmdr. Ronald W. Dodge, lost on May 17, 1967; Navy Lt. Stephen O. Musselman, originally of Texarkana, Texas, lost on Sept 10, 1972; and Air Force CapL Richard H. Van Dyke, originally of Salt Lake City, Utah, lost on Sept 11, 1968. Fer said Musselman was killed outright and Dodge and Van Dyke died while prisoners of war. The families of the dead expressed relief and anger. 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