The Sentinel from Carlisle, Pennsylvania on August 1, 2001 · 1
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, August 1, 2001
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fefnU Ki-Jana Carter Ti impress coaches n l r ess jig i ra I 1 i a I f h ,. I 1 I 1 I I f 1 I 1 t 1 tf vrZ I H llaHi V J I J U VJA WJ U UU U l-d I -SeeCJ Crop peachy this year - See B1 Carlisle, Pa. 34 pages Wednesday, August 1, 2001 - Vol. 120 No. 232 Internet address: 50 cents CASD earns state-wide award i A- By Kara McConnell Sentinel Reporter rilf JO Carlisle Area School District earned an "A" on its report cards. The district won an award of excellence for best community newsletter from the Pennsylvania School Boards Association for school "report cards" it sent to parents concerning each of the district's 10 schools. A total of 292 districts participated in the 32nd annual publications contest, says Lynn Mannion, assistant executive director of communications. Eleven districts received awards for excellence for community newsletters. The Carlisle Area School District reports include information on how each school compares with other schools in terms of class sizes, absenteeism and state school assessment test results. The 10 school reports also include the history of the building, its programs, staff, enrollment, awards and other achievements. Many involved Building principals were responsible for putting together the reports. They organized committees who complete the project, with each committee in charge of a particular section of the report. The idea was to show the public that each building within the district is unique. "Each one has its own personality," says Wesley James, district assistant to the superintendent for human resources. Superintendent Gerald Fowler says he is very excited about the award and appreciates the efforts "of the school principals. The district has seven elementary' schools: North Dickinson, Mt. Holly Springs, Bellaire, Hamilton, LeTort, Mooreland and Crestview; two middle schools, Wilson and Lamberton; and Carlisle High School. Copies available Copies of the building report cards are available to the public in the district office. James says the district will continue to do the reports, but officials have not decided whether to update them annually or every two years. ' "Ttmmmm,. ? Trrn t , ' i A ' niloa : 'Si EUTIIS'' -'. i ,. . Jk .'""I i i I ain i.i "V Demolition has begun at MJ Carlisle Mall. Michael BuppAThe Sentinel (Bye, Wal-Mart opening date still unknown By David Blymire Sentinel Reporter Demolition of MJ Carlisle Mall began recently to clear the way for a Wal-Mart supercenter. Zamias Services Inc. plans to build a 201,000-square-foot Wal-Mart in the center of the mall off Noble Boulevard at the south end of the borough. Zamias paid $2,258 for a borough demolition permit issued on July 13, says Ken Wom-ack, manager of planning, zoning and codes. Demolition began inside and recently moved to the outside of the structure. Womack says Zamias' contractor encountered asbestos in the old mall's walls. That forced the contractor to apply for a permit from the state Department of Environmental Protection before the material can be removed. "You can't just gather it up and throw it away," Womack says. He adds the borough was given no timetable for completing the demolition. A Zamias official previously told the Sentinel the process could take three months. Zamias still must post a bond with the borough for construction of Wal-Mart, Womack says. The bond is the last administrative hurdle the company must clear before building the store. Borough council approved the project in August 2000, but Zamias twice asked the borough to extend a deadline for posting the bond. Two of the last remaining anchor stores in the mall, Ames and Wards, had See Wal-Mart, A4 Vikings' player killed by heat stroke MANKATO, Minn. (AP) - Pro Bowl tackle Korey Stringer died Wednesday of heat stroke, a day after collapsing at the Minnesota Vikings' training camp on the hottest day of the year. Stringer, 27, vomited at least three times during Tuesday morning's practice but didn't summon a trainer until the session had ended. The 335-pound lineman developed symptoms of heat stroke. .including weakness and rapid breathing, following the practice session. Stringer was unconscious when he arrived at Stringer Immanuel St. Joseph's-Mayo Health System in Mankato, and had a temperature of over 108 degrees. A statement from the Vikings said his organs failed throughout the day, requiring attention of multiple specialists and staff. Stringer never regained consciousness and his heart failed at 1:50 a.m. CDT. Stringer's death came six days after University of Florida freshman Eraste Autin died six days after collapsing of heat stroke. Figures from the University of North Carolina show 18 high school or college players have died of heat-related causes since 1995. The only other NFL training camp fatality is believed to be J.V. Cain, a tight end for the St. Louis Cardinals, who died of a heart attack on July 22, 1979, his 28th birthday. Chuck Hughes, a wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, died of a heart attack Oct. 24, 1972 during a game in Detroit against the Chicago Bears. The Vikings worked out in full pads Tuesday, the second day of training camp, despite temperatures in the low 90s and stifling humidity that pushed the heat index as high as See Stringer, A4 Hersheypark closes 'Chaos' By Jeff Cronin with wire reports Hersheypark officials closed a ride Tuesday in the aftermath of a Michigan amusement park accident. Chaos, on which up to 36 people can ride at one time, was closed after an accident on the same ride Monday at Adventure Amusement Park about 40 miles north of Grand Rapids. The Hershey version of the ride opened in 1999 in Midway America. It has been "problem free" since its open ing, Director of Corporate Relations Garrett Gallia says, -A adding:-"Our reputation for HersheyS ChaOS safety in the industry in unparalleled." He says the ride was closed "as a routine precautionary safety measure." It is being inspected by the some of the park's 35 state-licensed inspectors. So far, Gallia says, no defects have been discovered. The inspection should conclude today or Thursday. But the ride will not reopen until the manufacturers, Chance Rides Inc., complete the investigation of the Michigan accident, which sent 3 ! people to hospitals. All but two had been released by Tuesday afternoon. Adventure Amusement Park officials say they may know today how the ride - a giant, tilted spinning wheel - sheared off its axis and crashed to the pavement. "We're in touch with them daily," Gallia says. Hersheypark inspectors check out every ride twice a day, he says - once before the park opens and again when the park closes for the day. Other parks across the country also have closed their Chaos rides. See Chaos, A4 Region dries up ERIE (AP) - The region skirting the Great Lakes from Ohio to New York is experiencing "abnormally dry" weather conditions, the National Weather Service. Erie, Pa., has recorded its driest July since 1916, just three months after suffering its snowiest winter ever recorded. July's rainfall was .52 inches at Erie International Airport, says Martin Thompson, a meteorological technician with the National Weather Service. Part of western New York already is experiencing drought conditions, he says. "The whole region can be considered an abnormally dry region - running from Toledo all the way up the lake shore to Buffalo and beyond," says Kirk Lombardy, of the National Weather Service. Conditions in the region are raising fears the area may be susceptible to fires from lightning or those accidentally set by people. Assistant Erie Fire Chief Tom Lawson said dry conditions already have contributed to six fires in the area this summer. A March 26 snowstorm brought to 144.9 inches the total snowfall logged in Erie, making it the snowiest winter ever recorded. Weather records for Erie date back to 1 847, Lombardy says. m r f Hot Details on A8 dual Business B5 Classifieds . .C7-12 Comics B6-7 Community Scenes ...... .B8 Food Dl-3 LifeTimes D4-5 Lottery A2 For The Record B2-3 Opinion B4 Sports Cl-7 Television B7 IfllBIIH IHIT 70872500005 Printed on recycled newsprint i ' ' if 1 1 1 . j 9 x Heinz' new ketchup (AP) Ketchup turns PITTSBURGH (AP) - Heinz is hoping for a purple reign with the condiment formerly known as ketchup. Seeing no reason to let last year's success with green ketchup go to waste, Heinz on Tuesday took another step away from the days of plain, old, monochromatic red ketchup, adding "Funky Purple" to its crayon box of kid's condiment colors. Think of it: by September, kids armed with Heinz EZ Squirt bottles will be able to draw Harry Potter lightning bolts on hot dogs, flowers on hamburgers, and Barney, in living color, all over your white kitchen tablecloth. Isn't that cute? From Heinz' perspective, the decision makes perfect business sense, since it couldn't keep "Blastin' Green" on store shelves after introducing it last year. With the marketing campaign aimed squarely at children, the green ketchup came in a new plastic squeeze bottle, specially designed with a narrow nozzle to let kids paint their food with precision. In seven months, Heinz sold more than 10 million bottles of green ketchup - a pace which helped give the Pittsburgh condiment company a whopping 59 percent of the American ketchup market, up from 54.7 percent of the market immediately prior to green ketchup. "We knew we had a good idea on our hands. Other-w ise, we wouldn't have launched it," said Brendan Foley, general manager of global condiments and sauces for Heinz. "But the momentum it built, the frenzy we saw, I don't know we expected that." Which brings us back to purple, a color previously linked with royalty, the 1970s Minnesota Vikings defense. Prince, Alice Walker's book and. of course, that big TV dinosaur. At Heinz, corporate executives kept a close watch on the letters and e-mails coming from the good people -that is, children - who generate ketchup sales. On the Heinz website, kids were asked to guess w hat the new color would be, hot pink, purple, orange or yellow (though that might be confused with mustard). The answ er was a resounding endorsement for the color purple. "Purple is one of the hottest colors for kid right now. In an era when kids can't get enough monsters and w izards, the bold, powerful, color purple has reached new heights of popularity," said Jay de Sibour, president of the Color Marketing Group, a not-for-profit international association of designers. See Ketchup, A4 i

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