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LOCAL, REGIONAL & STATE NEWS WHITER GUARD Competition storms into Miami Valley this weekend WEATHER Five-day forecast fromWHIO's Brian Orzel PAGE 3B PAGE 6B A K lMj SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2001 Dayton Daily News SECTION B ' 1 , ,- -.a.T;,,.,-,.,,...-.....!,,- . pSIfD ; 'V, i ": ! Have fun las they do pi Dayton ' ELCOME TO ALL OF you who blew into town for some basketball and now find your selves in a foreign land with nothing to do today except watch your pool sheets bleed red ink. 1 First off, don't panic. True, Ohio is basically a football state. However, Dayton is really a suburb of Kentucky, populated by tribes that came north as the glaciers receded and left behind deposits of auto factories. Thus, we all speak fluent hoops, so you'll be able to communicate. Second, do be careful. You probably come from places where red traffic lights mean "stop." Here, they mean "hit the gas." Entering an intersection either on foot or in any vehicle smaller than a Hum-vee without allowing at least a 10-second clearance time could be detrimental to your health. s The biggest event in local history came when a couple of brothers named Orville and Wilbur invented the airplane. This invention inadvertently led to airline food, insolent airline clerks, scrunched-up seats, and massive flight delays, but that's not their fault two Wrights don't make a wrong. All the rotten stuff about air travel probably started in North Carolina. Rn nn matter hrtw lrHsprnhlo your flight in, bear in mind we are also the home of inventions without which you wouldn't have been able to recover from the airlin4 unservice and enjoy the games, namely the pop top and the ice cube tray. If you go out around town today, you'll notice some large tents in parking lots of libation-provisioning businesses. Please be advised that this is not a year-round local occurrence, nor are the green beer and fake brogues you'll find today. The only indigenous population normally blotto by brunch is the student body of the University of Dayton, the members of which are on spring break and, Since they can't afford tickets to the NCAAs, have been forced to drown their sorrows in places like Cancun and St Thomas. Those of you who visit the tents won't have to worry about the rest jpf the day. Or remember it. The others may wish to catch some local attractions. Top tourist sites include the U.S. Air Force Museum (supersonic), the Dayton Art Institute (supercul-tural), and the Valleycrest landfill (Superfund). Fortunately, since you're probably broke already from concession prices, they're all free. As for cuisine, we must confess to a lack of exotic native dishes other than those found under exotic native golden arches and similar primeval symbols. The primary local culinary creation is the "hot shot," a type of hot beef or turkey sandwich invented by some-pne who was down to dessert plates and had no room for the mashed potatoes and thus had to plop them on top. Good, though. Those of you who find yourselves short of funds are forewarned that it is illegal to panhandle or perform cardiac surgery in the city of Dayton without a license. We also have a truth-in-begging provision, so any indigent Kansan who cries "Go Vols" to Tennessee fans to try to cadge a buck could be arrested. j Those looking to take part in local sporting activities are also ut of luck. Our biggest sport, prange-barrel slaloming, is not quite in season, and our second-biggest robbing banks, is mostly limited to weekdays. : As for shopping, souvenir seekers may wish to bargain for native arts and crafts at the quaint markets we locals call "malls." Or just take some of your used pop tops back to your family and explain their historical significance. ' Contact Leigh Allan at 225-7 3 1 7 or leighallanScoxohio.com Compatibility, upkeep cost questioned By Lisa Perry Miami County Bureau TROY The proposed county-wide computer-aided dispatch system came under scrutiny Friday, only weeks before the bids for the multimillion-dollar system expire. Though discussions by the 911 Fatal wreck in tA'Pm , BILL GARLOWDAYTON DAILY NEWS Versailles firefighters pour water onto an overturned car in the yard of a home on Darke-Shelby County Line Road on Friday. Gregory M. Perin, 42, 1256 Garbry Rd., was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at Wayne Hospital in Greenville shortly after the 2 p.m. accident. Law enforcement works on Jane Doe case Young woman's body found 20 years ago By Martha IIardcastle For the Dayton Daily Newt Twenty years ago next month, the body of a pigtailed young woman was found on a rural Miami County road. Sheriffs deputies are reexamining the case using improved communication tools and technology hoping to identify the woman, if not her killer, too. On April 24, 1981, a man moving Miami Briefing OTHER NEWS FROM THE MIAMI VALLEY Huber Heights raid yields drugs, arrests Using search warrants and evidence obtained by undercover investigators, police raided a bar and apartment Story, 3B. Missing man found, in serious condition A 78-year-old who wandered away from his home Friday morning remains in serious condition. Story, 3B. CONTACT US Customer service: (888)397-6397. Newt tips and questions: 335-3838. News fax:332-1146. Newsroom e-mall: localnewscoxohio.com Postal address: 1 3 1 S. Market St., Troy, OH 45373. board of directors centered on one provider, no decision was made at Friday's special meeting because of last-minute concerns and questions. Brad Vath, Tipp City assistant city manager, worried that even if the board could come up with the $2.5 million for the purchase from one vendor, the county would be further pressed for more than $100,000 in required annual maintenance costs. "It's one thing to have the capital Versailles H i- i Jl w into a residence on Greenlee Road in Newton Twp. saw what appeared to be some clothing on the side of the road. Gregory Bridenbaugh, then 24, was a firefighter for the Ludlow Falls Fire Department. He's now the chief. "We were moving a chest-freezer into the house," he said. "I told the guys with me, 'You know, it almost looked like somebody was in that buckskin jacket' We jumped in the car and went back and sure enough there was a body. "It was a good thing that we found it because there was a group of 4-H kids picking up litter out of the side ditches and they were heading that Bbs al J It kT I rt i 1 t SmEll-tovn murder Louis Gossett Jr. (right) in 'For Love of Olivia' airs Sunday on CBS. InTVWeek ONLINE UPDATES For updated local news, weather . and community information: www.actlvedayton.com i - cost, but it's another to be able to maintain it," Vath said. Larry Wolke, Troy director of public service and safety, questioned whether the new system would be compatible with the systems of each of the police departments in the county. "We need to know what the added cost will be to the whole system, and who' is going to pay for it. What is the total cost to transition to it? And then we need to see if the county can afford to do this," Wolke said. "There is a place where the IT I; n --&. . "If" jr-""' 1 way," he said. The woman was about 5 foot 6 inches and 130 pounds, in her late teens to mid-20s with reddish-brown hair plaited into thick pigtails. She was wearing a brown and orange turtleneck sweater, Wrangler brand jeans and a very distinctive handmade suede jacket with a purple satin lining. She had been strangled and suffered blows to the head. And despite a great deal of media exposure, no one came forward to identify the body. Miami County's Jane Doe was buried in a potter's field at Troy's Riverside Cemetery. Heart hospital duns overpaid nurses Payroll clerks said checks were right By Lynn IIulsey Dayton Daily Newt DAYTON It's enough to give a guy a heart attack. Fifty nurses at the Dayton Heart Hospital who were making extra pay for overtime work were stunned Friday when the hospital informed them they had been accidentally overpaid and would have to repay the hospital. "I want everyone to know that we are going to work with the nurses who were overpaid on an individual basis to ensure that they can repay the overpayments without any undue financial burden on them," wrote hospital Chief Executive Ken Howell, in a Friday memo to county can't afford to pay for the whole thing. We need to do more studying on where that magic line is. We're pretty close," County Administrator Andrew Votava said. The 911 board began investigating the possibility of replacing the outdated CAD system last year. 911 Center Director Don Fleck said the current system is a "legacy," and only 70 Jike it exist in the country, down from more than 400. The parent company has agreed to maintain those systems as long as they ,11 U. i ' r" r"""""' 'f I If M j M kmJk &huS. JIM tlEJ - w' V ill I juMut on if 0 .'j. Now, Todd Matthews of Livingston, Tenn., an amateur sleuth who has aided other police departments, including Piqua, has created a Web site to aid Miami County deputies with their Jane Doe at A couple of years ago, Matthews solved a 30-year-old Kentucky case of an unidentified woman known as the "Tent GirL"after working it for 10 years. "Without knowing who she is, we don't have a chance to find out who killed her," said Det. Tom Wheeler. He has also sent information to America's Most Wanted and Unsolved Mysteries. employees. In one or two cases, the overpayment was substantial, the hospital said. A nurse who declined to be identified said one nurse was told he owes $3,000, while another is being asked to repay $17,500. "I don't think it's right," the nurse said. "Several of us already went and applied for jobs at other hospitals. We've put together a letter to the American Civil Liberties Union." Hospital spokesman Chuck Vella confirmed that 50 nurses have been asked to repay money, which he said was overpaid due to the complexity of the hospital's payroll system. The hospital said the problem was discovered through a payroll review and a supervisor who came forward. "The need to recoup the overpayment is strictly a matter of fairness and equity to other employees," the hospital said. have a customer base. But at the rate those systems are being replaced, Fleck said a crisis situation for Miami County is inevitable.- . Vendors' bids will expire April 18. If no decision has been made by then, the board could either ask for extensions, or scrap the process and begin again. The 911 board set another special meeting March 30. - Contact Lisa Parry at 335-4777 or e-mail her at '! Iisaperrydicoxohio.com " Schools' system hacked s for porn Fairborn installs filter to prevent repeati By Joanne IIuist Smith Greene County Bureau FAIRBORN Police say a computer hacker used the Fair-born district's e-mail server to send out thousands of advertisements for a porn site on the world wide Web. The unauthorized use of: the system was discovered when a person who received the! e-mail contacted the district to complain, Detective Mark Stannard said. An investigation by the, school district determined the e-mail hadn't originated from a student or staff member, Superintendent Joyellen Paolo said. J In fact, the trail led to a computer in Australia, she said. i District technicians also discovered that other organizations from across the country had been used the same way. "The hacker used big servers that were busy during the day but weren't used at night," Paolo said. "We notified the other organizations about the problem." The Fairborn hacking occurred March 10, and the district; has since purchased software to "prevent a reoccurrence, said John Jahoda, administrative assistant for personnel. "This incident didn't cosl us anything. Nothing was stolen; No records were looked at," Jahoda said. : "Our e-mail was just used as an outgoing mailbox." ; Fairborn police likely wilr, forward the case to a federal law enforcement agency for review; and assistance, Stannard said. "Australia's a bit out of our jurisdiction," he said. J Contact Joanna Hulit Smith at 225-2362 or e-mail joannesmithcoxohio.com X The total overpayment was less than 2 percent of payroll, but Vella would not say how much money was overpaid. Citing "competitive" issues, he also declined to divulge the hospital's total payroll or number of employees, i If the payments were indeed made in error, the hospital is not violating any laws in asking for repayment, said Don Harrison, assistant district director of the wage and hour division of the U.S. Department of Labor. . "I think the company is in the right" said Harrison, who noted however, he has no first-hand knowledge of the situation, s A nurse said nurses at the Dayton Heart Hospital earn on average about $20 hourly, plus extra pay for nights and weekends. In November, the nurse said, the hospital offered double pay to work Please see HEART4B

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