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Pittsburgh Press, June 29, 1 978 Jm 1 9 East Streefers Ask U.S. To Fight State on a hot 'n' humid day the next best thing to an indoor swimming pool is a Whirl pool Air Conditioner By JOE GRATA A citizens group, labeling the East Street Valley Expressway corridor a "disaster area," has asked the federal government to intervene in behalf of the remaining residents. The Highway and Emergency Relocation Team today reacted to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's announcement that all activity in the North Side corridor will be psot-poned indefinitely. Dr. Martia Kraiss, preside of HEART, made the appeal to the federal government today airing a press conference in front of the PenoDot field office on East Street "What's left of the East Street people can't be blamed on the PennDot money problems," Krauss said, "but, once again, they'll have to do the suffering." Daring toe past eight years, Penn ii Dot has purchased more than 1,200 properties to make room for the tong-staUed, controversial expressway. Remaining on toe valley floor and I- I XT etU'-ji slopes are a comparative handful of 41 renters, 64 home and business owners and approximately 120 vacant properties owned by the City of Pittsburgh. wr.wrATmarr'' Except for cases tied up in litiga tion, PennDot yesterday told those who remain that the state will withdraw its offer unless they settle. 51 i l.fw.y It 1 t.VLI PennDot will also furtoneh Its right- MM i wm i Hi of-way "troibksbooter Jack Jesting, habitation. Krauss and HEART today demanded That the federal government, which pays 90 per cent of the cost of the project, force PennDot to keep alive right-of-way proceedings so people can receive fair settlements and be properly relocated. that "bousing of last resort" be built that is, the government build bousing for the remaining residents if comparable housing isn't readily available on the real estate market That Thomas O'Byrne be fired as bead of the PennDot right-of-way bureau- in Harrisburs because of suspi-. cions he was behind Jenkins' ouster. Meanwhile, Krauss said Jenkins will accept retirement from PennDot and voluteer his services to HEART. "He's the person most familiar with the properties and their occupants," Krauss said. "It's a shame what PennDot did to him." HEART has established a "HEART-line" phone number (231-2208) for valley residents needing assistance and advice. Responses will be voluntarily handled by Jenkins and Thelma Waldorf, who once served as a citizens representative on the PennDot payroll. Krauss said residents still living in the once-bustling valley have remained because the state has failed to offer them enough money to relocate. The situation can only grow worse in the wake of the state's announcement, he said, because real estate prices continue to soar while the value of East Street properties declines. Shaler Avoids Tax-Increase School Budget Shaler school directors have approved a 1978-79 budget that avoids a threatened property tax increase. The school board last night approved the SlSJknillioa spending plan which keeps the tax rate at 49.6 milk. Aided by a surplus of more than $1 million, directors earlier this month had trimmed a proposed 3-mill tax hike by 1.8 mills. Meanwhile, the board accepted the resignation of director Matthew Frke-tich, who moved to Arizona. Frketich's departure stirred a debate last week among directors after the board discovered be had moved out of Shaler June 8 and never formally notified the board of bis intentions to resign. Sammy Ailing CHICAGO (UPI)-A painful nerve disorder in his right leg forced entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. to call off his two performances yesterday of "Stop the World I Want to Get Off' a zt-year veteran oi ine department and one of the few PennDot employees with whom East Street residents have i i' v. enjoyed an amicable relationship. i ii t.fll "PennDot has thrown the people to nr. un the wolves once again," Krauss said, "by announcing that East Street property acquisitons are stopped indefi I i ll W4 (f If I wfvi I II nmwll nil it 4 I if 1 "MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU" AT KAUFMANN'S, JULY 4TH 12 noon If you are 10 years old or under, we we have a message of the fourth kind for you Use your imagination to come up with the most original space creature costume and you could win $20 worth of toys. Come meet our "guest creature" who will have chilling tales to tell you Watch your local paper for additional events: Nostalgic Space Scl-fi Rim Festival Contests Games Kaufmanrf will truly be the planet to visit for an out-of-this-world Fourth of July for the entire family. Toys, ninth floor, Downtown Only Double Hung Room Air Conditioner Adjustable thermostat Energy-saving optional settings 7500 B.T.U. 279.95 10,000 B.T.U 349.95 nitely emu vy geiung riu iw.k Jenkins." He said PennDot has become a slum landowner but tenants must continue to live there even though the County Health Department has decreed dwellings there are unfit for human Guilty Plea In Gun Death A Hill District man has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife during an argument last January. Arnold Jefferson, 37, of 2263 Som-mers Drive, was convicted by a jury earlier of aggravated assault in wounding his oldest son, Arnold 17, with a pistoL Bit the jury was unable to reach a verdict in the fatal shooting of Joyce, 35, Us wife, last Jan. 8. Common Pleas Judge Bernard McGowan deferred sentencing until 249.95 6000aT.U.capocity Instomount instalration 2-fan speeds 2-way air directional control KAUFMANN'S pre-tentence reports are completed. The fatal argument revolved around a key which Arnold Jr. had to the Jefferson borne. WWW SWtltWaWK VrnmHrW SOS Proposals 369.95 Casement Slider Room Air Conditioner 8000 B.T.U. capacity Fits most horizontal or crank-out casement windows up to 40 58" tall 2-fan speeds 2-way air direction controls Adjustable thermostat Energy-saving optional settings 10,000 B.T.U. Model ,...409.95 KnM it Mm mm mwWM 1 1 5 tl fi ft if fi PiP rH "i I Ai.iririiii..iiiaieMi.wMtitMihtMi N0RELC0 DIAL-A-MEAL MICROWAVE OVEW Whirlpool NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL TO DEVELOP COMMERCIAL, RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY IN TURTLE CREEK, PENNA. Developers ere Invited to submit sealed proposal for the development of Parcel 12 (b). located at the intersection oi Perm Avenue and Shaw Avenue, Turtle Creek Urban Renewal Plan, Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania. The development will consist of ecouiring the property and construction of 5,000 to 6,000 square feet of first floor commercial space and twelve (12) to sixteen (It) rental apartments, to be known as Turtle Creek Valley Housing) Development Corporation Protect, No. 009. Proposals will be received by William Arnett, Executive Director, at 723 Bradrloc. Avenue, Braddock, Pennsylvania, 15104, telephone No. (412) 271-6370 up until the time of 4:00 P.M. Friday, Aupust 25, W7I. Proposals are to be opened and read during a meeting of the Development Fund committee scheduled for 2:00 fJA. on August 28, 1978. The proposer, when and If selected, will be required to provide performance and labor material payment bond equal to one hundred percent (100) of the total proposal amount. Copies of the Developer's Packet which Includes the request for proposals, Davis-Bacon r'evailing wage determination, qual Opportunity bid requirements, end other relevant proposal submission Information may be obtained between the hourt of 30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. daily, Monday through Friday except tor legal holidays from the office of the Turtle Cree VaHey Housing Development Corporation, 723 Braudock. Avenue. Braddock, Pennsylvania, 15104, telephone no (412) 271-6370. Copies of the Developer's Packet will also be maued upon request. Attention is called to the fact that not less than the minimum salaries and wages as determined by the U.S. Department of Labor must be paid on this protect: That the contractor must ensure that employees end applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color age, religion, sex, or National Origin and that Executive Order 11246, as amended (Pittsburgh Plan), Section 1.09 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, anyall civil rights legislation and applicable federal labor standards provisions must be observed. Particular attention will be paid to the Section 3 clause of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 196a as It applied to employment and training goals tor lower Income residents of the project area, and to the extension of all feasible efforts to contract with businesses located In or owned In substantial part by persons residing In the project area. The Turtle Creek Valley Housing Development Corporation reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality in bids received, whenever such rejection or waiver Is In the best Interests of trie Borough. WILLIAM ARNETT, JR. Executive Director, Turtle Creek Valley I II lllfllll lMm- Si if 1 1 1 i i I I Ii! II iwi I ii If II I- 1 Ub-fi 1 hi I If ft fi I 5 1 13 1 A II 1 1 li 1 'I hi Vs V- -f 600 WATTS OF POWER i 3820-072-1 Your Cost $199.90 $429.00 Housing Development Corp. THE Clarion County Housing Authority will be accepting proposals for forty-units of row dwellings, to be located on three scattered sites in Clarion Microwave oven with Dial-A-Meal automatically selects cooking time and power. Big enough to hold an 18 lb. turkey. I y.VD Room Air Conditioner WEXFORD, PLEASANT HIU WtA LOCATIONS FRIDAY JUNE 30 1 3-9 p.m. SATURDAY, JULY LOunry. uneen unire win located In New Bethlehem Borough, fifteen units in Clarion Borough and ten units In Beaver Township. Further Information can be obtained in the Developer's Packet, which contains full project Information and detailed submission requirements. The Clarion County Housing Authority reserves the right to reject any or all of the proposals. The deadline date for receipt of Hie proposals Is August 2, 1978 at 4:30 P.M. To obtain a Developer's Peck-et, contact the Clarion County Housing Authority at 413 Mad(-son Street, Clarion, Pennsylvania, or call 814-226-4000 Ext 60. A copy of ttw manulacturw's written warranty may obtained by writing Kaurmann't, P.O. tax 3119, Pah, Pa 15230 Major Appliances, seventh floor, Downtown and All Kaufmann's Stores Except Erie 6000 B.T.U. capacity 2-fan speeds 2-way air direction control Adjustable thermostat Comfort guard control All-weather galvanized steel cabinet HURRY! PRICE GOOD THRU JULY 4TH Legal Notice a Mil SHOP BY PHONE: 471-7000 RESOLUTION APPROVED BY MAYOR RICHARD S. CALIGUIRI, June 27, 1978 No. 723 Resolution authorizing issuance of a warrant In favor of Brun-ner Appliance Service In the amounfof 1 1,565.00. TICHAEL PERRY, City Clerk I S-T-R-E-T-C-H your budget by using The 'Want Ads. KAUFMANN'S

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