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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, July 10, 1991
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Altoona Mirror, Wednesday, July 10,1991 Page A5 Names in the news Anna Maria Horsford Johnny Carson A NNA MARIA HORSFORD, who played Thelma on the just- canceled NBC sitcom "Arnen," says the series provided good role models. And she decried the lack of good roles for black women. "You see a grown black man relating to a grown daughter — not only relating to her, but protecting her, loving her," the actress said of the series, in which Sherman Hemsley played her father. She was part of a panel discussion on blacks in entertainment Tuesday at the annual gathering of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Houston. "You always hear, 'Black women are strong,'" she said. "So how come we're not worthy of a television show or a television movie? How come all these young black men putting out movies have no women in them? Why is there no salute to your mother, your aunt, the woman who raised you and 11 others with no man around?" • > JOHNNY CARSON is postponing his return to "The Tonight Show," apparently because of the deaths of his son Richard and friend Michael Landon. Carson was supposed to return to the screen tonight. But NBC issued a statement Tuesday saying he was continuing his vacation until July 17 "because of events in his personal life." Richard Carson, 39, died June 21 when his vehicle plunged over an embankment. Landon, 54, died last week of pancreatic and liver cancer. Carson's designated successor, Jay Leno, will continue to fill in for him. • »• Singer MARY WELLS has won approval to use a trial drug to fight the lung and throat cancer that has spread to her neck. Doctors hope Edatrexate, approved for Wells on Tuesday, will halt the growth of the cancer with few side effects, said Joyce McRae, a trustee of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in Los Angeles. The philanthropic organization in Washington raised $125,000 to help pay her medical bills. The 48-year-old singer was diagnosed with cancer of the larynx last year. Her 1960s hits include "My Guy" and "You Beat Me to the Punch." • *• Former Eagles linebacker KEVIN REILLY wants to talk to former major league pitcher Dave Dravecky about the cancer they have in common. Dravecky, who last played for the San Francisco Giants, had his left arm and shoulder amputated last month. Reilly had his left arm and most of the shoulder amputated in 1979. Both men had cancer of the deltoid muscle, which raises the arm. Reilly said he sent a package to Dravecky bul got no response. Associated Press Local Squabble erupts over N. Blair operations By Cindy Rayhock Staff Writer VAIL — Remarks about excess sewage flows and arguments regarding who is bearing the brunt of debt caused members ot the Northern Blair County Regional Sewer Authority to promise once again to cut infiltration in authority lines. A reference by engineer Leonard Facciani to a hike of more than $118,000 in the treatment charges paid by Northern Blair to Tyrone Borough and Logan Township, prompted a Tyrone authority member to retort that borough residents' sewer charges subsidize the service to township residents. ' "The goose no longer lays the golden eggs," Tyrone member James Hoover said. But Northern Blair Secretary Paul Sweitzer of Antis Township said excess capacity charges levied by Northern Blair have not been paid by the borough this year, as required by a 1990 court ruling, while treatment charges due the borough have been paid. Facciani said Tyrone, which is funding sewer plant operations from bond money, must begin collecting a greater sum from Westvaco, which is billed according to outdated rates according to a 1950s agreement with the borough. "Gannett Fleming establishes rates by the cost of operating the plant," Facciani said, citing the independent sewer study he has clashed with in the past. Facciani's comment that Northern Blair flows are 50 percent above average prompted members to suggest flows must be reduced. In May the authority began discussing the hiring of a mobile camera to record breaks and leaks in borough sewer lines. Cost would be 60 cents per foot in 12-inch pipe or $12 per hour for larger pipe. The company contacted for estimates wants to do the work when the ground seepage would be heaviest for best results. The authority also suggested hiring Tyrone borough equipment to clean lines that became clogged. Tyrone cafeteria fund squeaks by By Chiffon Wells Staff Writer TYRONE - Despite lower state subsidies, the Tyrone Area School District's cafeteria ended the year in the black. The cafeteria fund ended the 199091 school year with a gain of $180. During the past two years, the cafeteria fund had borrowed $20,000 from the dislrict's general fund, according to board member Larrie Derman, chairman of the cafeteria committee. "That we did not go in the hole is good," Derman said. "We would have been in the hole without adjustments we made." The $180 gain came in spite of state reimbursements which were about $2,000 lower than in the past. Sales jumped by about $11,000 and a half hour of labor was cut a day, saving about $3,000. . Money spent on food was also lower, with employees 'looking harder for bargains and more closely coordinating food purchased with menus planned, Derman said. About $13,000 less was spent on BASB president resigns BELLWOOD - Bellwood-Antis School Board President Anthony Baratta announced Tuesday he will resign from the board July 30 because of the demands of his duties at Penn State University. Baratta, who has served five years on the board, said because his position as professor of nuclear engineering has become more demanding, hwhas been looking into moving to State College for five years. Barattta said in an interview this morning that a deal was finally worked out for a house last week "and things moved very rapidly." The board was surprised at his an- noucement, he said. Baratta said he offered to resign Tuesday night "after the bang of the gavel," but Board Director Richard Grove asked if he could stay on until the end of July. The request surprised Baratta. "Dick Grove and I don't always see eye-to-eye," he said. The board also approved a proposal to remove six large trees from the school grounds. The six trees to be removed are dying, have caused damage, or have the potential to cause damage to the school property, the board was told. The cost, which includes resetting the sidewalks where some of the trees are growing, is $1,420, according to board member John Shaffer Jr. The trees will be replaced with a Iree planting grant the school district hopes to receive in October. "The tree grant is something we'd like to use to plant the new trees. We're going to plant a variety of trees, and it's going to be like an outdoor classroom. " Regardless of whether or not we get the grant, we would like to remove the six (old) trees. The purchase of the new trees will be on a gradual basis if we do not receive the grant," Shaffer said. Superintendent Rodney Kuhns added that the new trees would be planted over a a five-year span, that the trees along Martin Street would be removed to allow more parking and that some of the new trees would be planted on the opposite side of Martin Street. food this year, compared to last year, Derman said. To tempt more students to eat cafeteria food, extensive surveys were conducted asking students what they wanted to eat for lunch. Initially, surveys indicated soup and sandwiches, so menus were changed. When sales dropped, the menu was changed again, then a third time. The salad bar was removed and prepared salads offered and the snack bar was modified and enlarged. Sales jumped enough to prevent the cafeteria from losing money, Derman said. However, most of those sales were not for Class A lunches, which are reimbursed by the state, but for junk food, he said. Next year, the cafeteria will be operated by a management company called Nutrition Inc., which has guaranteed that the cafeteria will end the first year of the contract in the black and in the second year earn a small amount of money. The company will make no changes in staff or the hours worked next year, Derman said. * SALE Lowest Price Guarantee PUNCH 45 HD $2R 75 8 oo to PIONEER: NOW CAR AUDIOSYSTCMS W&K& S+UNDSTREAM CAB. AUDIO 6* SECURITY Radar Detectors AS LOW AS $ 59.95 CB Radios AS LOW AS s 56.95 Cordless Phones AS LOW AS *66.95 AMPLIFIERS AS LOW AS $ 89.95 SUBWOOFERS AS LOW AS $ 38.95 EA. 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Redeem $50.00 in Logan Valley Mall receipts dated after July 10 at the Customer Service Center and receive TWO TICKETS to the August 15 Pittsburgh Pirates Game FREE! AT THE CORNER OF STORE HOURS 340-4UOU 6TH AVENUE &58TH ST. MON.-FRl. SAT FINANCING NEXT TO ZACH'S 10A.M.-9P.M. 10A.M-6P.M. AVAILABLE Experience The Luxury Of Spa Treatments! At the JCPenney Cosmyl counter where every skin care trealment, cosmetic, bath and nail care product comes directly from a world-class Spa! For two days only, July 17th and 18th, you can receive a private, complimentary mini-manicure, facial, and a professional color make-over created at the renowned Cosmyl Spa & Beauty Institute You will experience the benefits of Cosmyl's remineralizing, retoning and re-beautifying DE TERRA treatments from the earth, and the ' DE MARIS therapies from the sea. Spa-created for your hands, skin and body. For a complimentary session with your JCPenney Cosmyl Spa Consultant Call 944-5031 to schedule an appointment. 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