Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on September 19, 1990 · Page 1
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Who's in the news There is good news today in The Indiana Gazette about the following area people: Leslie A. Wallace, Adam K. Unrue, Jeannine Phillips, Jo Waldo, Douglas and Marjean A. Cramer, Ed Work, Jarrod Miller, Chris Stewart. Rolling out the red As workers prepare the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles for Sunday's Emmy Awards, psychic Linda Georgian prepares her popcorn and predicts the performers she expects to take home a trophy. Page 21 SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2003 Vol. 100 — No. 29 28 pages — 2 sections Fashion frenzy Womens' spring fashions are going soft, feminine and shear. PageS www.indianagazette.com Forecast Mostly clear and cooler tonight; low 45. Mostly sunny and pleasant Sunday; high 75. SO cents APSCUF authorizes strike vote SSHE profs, administration deadlocked on contract issues By MARTHA RAFFAELE AP Education Writer HARRISBURG, Pa. —With contentious contract talks stalled, the union representing faculty at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned ( imiversities has begun inching 'toward a strike, while the system's administration contends that the union's latest proposal would substantially worsen the schools' budget shortfall. Delegates at a legislative assembly of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties voted unanimously Friday to allow a two-day strike-authorization vote that will take place Sept. 29 and 30 at all state system schools, including Indiana University of Pennsylvania, union spokesman Kevin Kodish said. An authorization would not set a strike deadline, but it would enable the union's executive council to call for a walkout if they deem it necessary, APSCUF President William Fulmer said in a telephone interview from Monroeville where the legislative assembly was meeting. "We're going to be patient here. We're not rushing into things," Fulmer said. "We're trying to educate the leadership of the state system, and we're going to give them time." System administrators insist the union's proposals ignore fiscal difficulties caused by a 5-percent reduction in state aid that took effect under a state budget approved by the legislature and signed by Gov. Ed Rendell in March. The system has raised undergraduate tuition for the 20032004 school year by 5 percent and asked the universities to cut spending by about $40 million to help compensate, and it is only fair for faculty to make some sacrifices, system spokesman Tom Gluck said. "We cannot ignore the fiscal conditions of the state system. When a union has demands on the table that can add up to $100 million in new costs, there's clearly still work to be done," he said. "While compromise is always at the heart of contract negotiations, compromise is limit- ushroom Mania Mycologists meet for annual convention ByCHAUNCEY ROSS Gazette Staff Writer If you know your chanterelles from your sheepheads from your black trumpets, you may be a mycologist. If you don't know what a mycologist is or what those other-things are, then sit ; back, relax and enjoy your pizza topped with fresh, yummy agaricus bisporus. The regioris'true mycologists —.people with a fascination for mushrooms —are converging today on Gibsonia for Mushroom Mania 5< a daylong cohven- '. tion sponsored'by tneWiBsteraPennsyl- vania Mushroom Club. , r - .* ^ s •i ~-; Ift a day of fungi, fun arid friends, ac/cording to event promoters,•'. , _, ,. " Lectures; slide shows .and-cooking ^demonstrations fill the agenda, but the schedule starts with a foray into the woods of Dorseyyille and Allegheny , County's North' Park to gather mushrooms in the .wild. , ' Organizers say the summer's rainy . weather almost guarantees a huge hardest •-.< - ' , ' , "This season has been ideal for mushroom collecting," said Dr. Gould "Fred" Schrock of Indiana, a member of the club since it was started in 2000. 'It's been a moist summer, an absolutely excellent year." . '•Schrock,,a professor of biology,for, more than 30 years at Indiana Universi- , ty of Pennsylvania, has stayed active in mycology since his retirement in 1996. He said he would be leading one of the mushroom-hunting groups today. '„• *' , Becky Plischke of Greensburg, the ecl- itor of the club's newsletter, said, the , prospect for a successful hunt has attracted more than 180 advance,^reservations for the c6nferehce..That'8 aimo'st half the membership of thfe Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club, 'which ..Plischke said is one of the biggest in the nation. The dub's members hail from most of .Pennsylvania's bordering states and as far away as Massachusetts, North Carolina, Tennessee and California. The, nearest mushroom club with more Continued on page.4 Schrock found these mushrooms — boletes, left, and puff balls — in his back yard. (Gazette photos by Michael Henninger) Retired IUP professor Dr. Gould "Fred" Schrock planned to lead a mushroom hunt today at the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club conference in Gibsonia. ed by that fiscal reality." The 5,500 faculty members are currently working under the terms of a contract that expired on June 30, and both sides have clashed over salary increases and health benefits during negotiations. The last bargaining session on Sept. 5 ended after less than two hours of talks went nowhere; the next one is scheduled for Oct. 3. New proposals were last exchanged on Aug. 29. Continued on page 4 Tribute honors Cherokee ancestors By BILL POOVEY Associated Press Writer CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — For Cherokee descendant Keith Sneed, a rumbling motorcycle tribute to ancestors who suffered on the Trail of Tears is doing more than just kicking up dust and making noise. "He" said the ride, to be held today, is the only public acknowledgment of a shameful episode of history, when the federal government forced thousands of Cherokee families from their homes, herded them to Chattanooga, then took them by boat, wagon and on foot to present-day Oklahoma in 1838-39. The brutal conditions of the trek killed thousands. Sneed, 55, of Cherokee, N.C., said the main benefit of the spectacle — a motorcycle parade that spans 200 miles — is that it inspires discussion and questions among spectators, including children. "The Trail of Tears has been forgotten," he said. In October 1994, eight motorcycles started the first Trail of Tears ride and the number swelled to about 100 by the end. About 100,000 riders are expected for this year's ride. There are other signs public neglect is fading. President Bush this year authorized an area in Continued on page 14 INSIDE Iraqi power At a summit today in Berlin, leaders of Germany, France and Britain called for a significant U.N. role in Iraq and a quick transfer, of power to the Iraqis. Page 8 Fewer youngsters The number of children under age 5 dropped in almost every Pennsylvania county between 2000 and 2002, and fell by 1.2 percent in the state as a whole, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. See how area counties measure up. Page? On the hunt President Bush is beating a well-worn path through a handful of states, including Pennsylvania, likely to be presidential battlegrounds next year. Page 9 Thi* newspaper i* printed on ncyctabto piper. M«*M racycte. Nvwspapw content* copyright O 2003 ImliMM Printing and Publishing Co., hidtoM. P». Deaths Obituaries on page 4 ADAMI, William, 83, St. Paul, Minn. LITTLE, Anna Mae Scott, 87, Shelocta SHIELDS, Theresa B. Nagg, 66, Indiana Teddy "Men hate those to whom they have to lie." — Victor Hugo, French author (1802-1885) Index Classifieds 25-28 DearAbby... 11 Entertainment 21 Family 12 Lottery numbers 2 Today in History 11 Religion 22-23 Sports 15-20 Stocks 4 TV-Comics '. 24 Viewpoint 6 Doud's Of Plumville, Biggest Floor Sample Clearance Sale fiver, Saturday And Sunday Prime Rib Shrimp Feast- Tonight, Stonybank, 724-2543200. Jessica Reed, left, and Alexandra William, both with the Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity, help stuff bags. (Gazette photo by Jamie Isenberg) Care & Share Day set By MARY ANN SLATER Gazette Staff Writer Organizers of this year's Care & Share Day, set for next Saturday, Sept. 27, are hoping that collected food and monetary donations help make up for a funding cut of $11,500 for the Indiana County Community Action Program's Food Bank. Budgetary problems have caused the state to cut its annual funding, ICCAP executive director Sandra Dill told her board members last month. Funding for food purchases this year will be $111,814, down from $123,314 last year. To make up for the shortfall, Care & Share Day supporters hope to collect six tons of food and $6,000 in the upcoming drive. Continued on page 14 Grilled Porterhouse TonighLIronwood Grill Wine Juices... Lamantia Produce, C724)45»«»l. Lots Of Fresh Butter And Sugar Sweet Corn... Yarnick'sFarm, 724-349-3904. \ "Velvet Touch," Clymer Slovak Club Tonight ftOOpm Pole Buildings: M.C. Home Center (724)397-2370 Steeler Football Sunday! Rose Inn... Specials Every Game! Coming Sunday The lure of the deep Bob Ogoreuc of Indiana was hand-picked to lead an expedition to investigate wreckage of the Commodore, a 19th-century steamer sitting in the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Leisure. Yearly forecast The 2004 edition of the Old Farmer's Almanac hits newsstands this weekend. Farmers may not rely on the forecasts, but 18 million people a year still buy the book. Local sports coverage . ; ' Saturday's football games include IUP at New Haven; Indiana at Kiski Area; and UgonierValley at United. ', Massage Mondays- Pennsylvania BBQ With Bonnie Adair, 1-3, Free With Meal Purchase! Your Internet Services, www.yourinter.net, The Preferred Internet Provider Of IUP C724)46&0105 Affordable Interiors Six Month Same As Cash! Mohawk Carpet Month. Call (724)34»«821. Lots Of Canning Tomatoes, Sweet And Hot Peppers. Call Today Yarnick's Farm, 724-349-3901 s

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