Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on June 13, 2002 · Page 34
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Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania · Page 34

Indiana, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, June 13, 2002
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(Eire ^Inbtatta (lasette Saturday, March 19, 2005 - Page 3 State Briefs By The Associated Press Teen girl wins court settlement JOHNSTOWN — A 17-year-old girl left comatose after her vehicle was rammed by a tractor-trailer two years ago won a $4.8 million federal court settlement. The attorney for Am-stan Logistics of Hamilton, Ohio, didn't dispute the company's driver was responsible for injuries suffered by Karrie F. Lee, now 20, of Loretto. "There had been a dispute over the case value before the settlement was reached," Amstan's attorney Mark Eck said. The settlement was struck after a federal jury heard testimony from the emergency physician who saved Lee's life. Lee was in a coma for nine days, hospitalized for months, and still has residual effects from her injuries. The settlement is structured to provide Lee with long-term financial assistance. Atomic clock makes for longer workdays GREENSBURG — Workers at the Westmoreland County Courthouse will have a slightly longer work day, thanks to a scorned politician and nuclear physics. The county's clocks are now synchronized to an atomic clock in Colorado because Connie G. Craig, a woman running for city council in Jean-nette, was turned away by sheriff's deputies when she tried to file her nominating petitions on March 8. Craig was turned away because an alarm signaling the end of the work day at 4 p.m. had just sounded. Craig, who believed she arrived a few minutes before 4 p.m., got an attorney to file a petition to get her on the ballot anyway. In the course of the resulting investigation, the county determined its workers were being released from work three to four minutes early each day. 2 die from burns PITTSBURGH — An Erie woman and her 14-month old son died of burn injuries at Pittsburgh hospitals two days after their home caught fire. Nancey Ramos, 47, and Miguel Ramos both died Thursday. Nancey had been at Western Pennsylvania Hospital and Miguel at Allegheny General since the fire at their Erie home on Tuesday. Science Center celebrates Mister Rogers By JENNIFER C.YATES ss Writer PITTSBURGH — It's a beautiful day in this little neighborhood. Or so it will be starting today, when the Carnegie Science Center's Miniature Railroad & Village debuts a tiny recreation of Mister Rogers' house from the popular television show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." The cardigan-clad Fred Rogers, who died in Feb. 2003 after battling stomach cancer, would have been 77 on Sunday. The brown and white home, made with beeswax carved to look like stone, sits near a red trolley that whizzes by. On the porch, a miniature Rogers, wearing a red sweater and navy blue sneakers, sits with two children on a wooden porch swing gently rocking back and forth. Inside, there's another model of Rogers putting his shoes on alongside a miniature fish aquarium and a stoplight, items in cluded from his show. Patty Rogers, the museum's coordinator of historic exhibits who is in charge of the railroad, said they wanted to commemorate Rogers' birthday and honor his connection to the city. The house is the only building in the exhibit that replicates a model; Mister Rogers' house wasn't real and was only a small model on the set of the show. "He is in our hearts forever and that's why we thought we were making a real exception here," said Rogers, who is not related to the late TV host. Rogers said it took about three months to recreate the house. She was helped by Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy, a model enthusiast who often came to the museum in the early mornings to work on it. David Newell, who plays Mr. McFeely on the show, said Fred Rogers patterned the house after those in his childhood hometown of Latrobe, a Pittsburgh I ' ~ / "IF- I A tiny re-creation of Mister Rogers' house from the popular television show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" debuted today on the corner of Carnegie Science Center's Miniature Railroad & Village along with scenes from Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. (AP photo) suburb. "It was a very friendly community" and that's what Rogers wanted to portray on the show, Newell said. He and others say the model is another way to keep Rogers' legacy alive; new DVDs featuring Rogers are also due out next month. Patty Rogers said the museum plans to add a miniature Mr. McFeely model walking up the street to the house. Mr. McFeely was the "speedy delivery" man on the show, which still airs on PBS. GOP wants local control of environmental bond money By MARC LEVY Associated Press Writer HARRISBURG — With only a few weeks left to put an environmental cleanup bond issue on the May 17 primary ballot, Senate Republicans have introduced a new wrinkle into the yearlong tussle over the Rendell administration's proposal: They want counties, not the administration, to decide how to spend the lion's share of the money. Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell may be amenable to some aspects of the proposal, but his original idea to divide funding between projects like land preservation and abandoned mine cleanups would ensure that rural and suburban areas get their fair share, a senior aide said. The strategy would address the GOP's abiding distrust that Rendell pays more attention to issues on his home turf, the southeast, at the expense of more rural areas, Republicans said. It also would strip Rendell of the ability to dole out the money with political considerations in mind by ensuring that block grants are distributed to counties according to a yet-to-be-determined formula based on population and "need," Republicans said. "It drives the money out in a totally different way instead of somebody in Harrisburg deciding who gets what, for what," said Sen. Mary Jo White, the Venango County Republican who chairs the Environmental Re sources and Energy Committee. A deputy chief of staff for Rendell, Roy Kienitz, said county officials would have plenty of input into funding decisions, but that giving counties control over spending the money may not work in every case. Counties could handle farmland preservation grants because they already have those programs in place, Kienitz said, but it would be a mismatch on others programs where the state has an existing program, but counties do not. When The Remodeling Is All Done & The Sawdust Is Settled... 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It includes a three-inch deep river, with small boats that glide along the water, and a model of the Monongahela Incline, with tiny rail cars traveling up and down its tracks. Miniature models of men, women and children make the scenes come to life, controlled by a computer system underneath the exhibit. A woman sits and swings in a trees swing at the farm, a man uses an ax to hit stones at the quarry and visitors can push a yellow button to send a roller coaster car on its way over Leap-the-Dips, a wooden coaster built in 1902 that is still in operation. Alii. If You See Don Sensabaugh Wish Him A Happy 50th Birthday! . Includes Your Choice VBUPjftsJLg WBJ ■ \ -Aladdin carpet by Mohawk OR ^jJj^lXMi^ Includes Your Choice •Aladdin* carpet by Mohawk® OR •Philadelphia- carpet by Shaw® PLUS Padding AND Installation! 44 /YARD Example 1 2x 1 5 Living Room 1 2x 1 4 Bedroom 12x12 Dining Room OR 12x10 Bedroom 12x6 Hallway 12x9 Bedroom Steps additional. 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