News Record from North Hills, Pennsylvania on November 17, 1995 · Page 2
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-- Fflday, Nov. 17,1986 -- N«ws Record Local / Lotteries State library award surprises Ross resident _ _ North Hills __ _ News Record North Hills News Record · 137 Commonwealth Drive · Warrendale PA 15086 The North Hills News Record (ISSN 8750-59-16) is puDlisrted daily i Second class postage pad at Warrenaate PA, ana additional offices !. Postmaster send address changes to North Hills News Record ; J37 Commonwealth Or Warrendale PA 15086 i Kathy M. Kozdemba I President Publisher and Chief Executive Officer Debbie Alexander Human Resources Director David C. Fritz Managing Editor Garth Groshans Circulation Director Jack Robb Advertising Director Suzette Cook Marketing Director Ketan N. Gandhi Director of Finance Richard Leonard Executive Editor Darrell R. Sandlln Production Director Home delivery 772-7326 or 366-9505 Every paper is delivered by 5 p m weekdays and by 7 a m weekends and holidays If you don't receive your paper call our Customer Service office before 7 p m weekdays or noon weekends and holidays for a replacement If you have any service problems, contact Garth Groshans, circulation director, at I n May 1959, when, as a North Catholic High School student, Albert Kamper stopped in at the North Side branch of the Carnegie Library to ask about a summer 'job, he didn't know that his decision would mark the beginning of a long, successful career Last month, Kamper, who lives in the Berkeley Hills area of Ross, received a certificate of merit from the Pennsylvania Library Association. The award recognizes his fine work on the staff of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for 36 years. During much of that time, Hamper coordinated the library's technical services. But nine years ago, he says, his responsibilities underwent "quite a change" when he b*cani? a district consultant, providing professional guidance and advice on every possible level to the 48 local libraries in his charge. · The association's award was a North Hills Neighbors Georgene Gallo needed a lift (and got it) to a conference in Harrisburg; or maybe from the volunteers in one- or two-room libraries that are too spiall to support a paid staff who were taught by Kamper to maximize their resources. Kamper looks forward to a future of shared resources throughout the state and to what he terms the wealth of information to be made available through, for example, the statewide library network of Access PA, and to the Electronic Information Network -- a vast project for which he drew up the original proposal. The network will encompass the installation of 1100 terminals with on-line access to all member- "What a wonderful system this is," Hampton man bi new book Quick -- what job requires total honesty, utter integrity, and sharply honed problem-solving skills? For Thomas Stormer, the answer is sales. But when he first started out as a salesman he had to convince even his parents that he could rise above the negative stereotypical connotations often connected with a sales career. Now, Tom Stormer, who lives in Hampton near Hartwood Acres, sells computer systems for IBM. He does his job so well that he is included in a book entitled "Sales Superstars" by David C. Forward. The author's rigorous search for America's top sales professionals included interviews with major corporate executives who were asked to report on their best sales representa- -··-- " - · · ...... Stormer, who sells computer systems to major clients in the business and banking industries, uses a simple approach in his work: He becomes, he says, the advocate of his clients. He strives to be "totally honest, professional to a T, and solution-oriented. People respond to thai- He carries with him, he says, the knowledge to solve particular problems and find better ways to make the solutions affordable. The way he does business, he says, is defined by his ethics as well as his innate ability to think as a client might think. "If I had this bank and I had this problem, w,hat do I really wish a vendor would do for me?" Another aspect of Stormer's approach is what he calls "the fun and the game" of beating the competition. "You have to have a competitive spirit," he says. And, Itse a wettn of fresh air in the serious world of computer system technology, it might be true that what serves Stormer best of all is his low-key attitude that lets him say, "I'm fun. I make it easy to do business with me." To suggest a North Hills resident for the neighbors column or to provide information, call Georgene S. GaUo at 4865389; Fax: 4864742. Vou nrwy'vwiHenlrn at IPte aDoveatkiress ortex Kim at W-3ST? 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He also values the gratitude implicit in "the raft of thank-you notes" he receives for his work that is so often viewed as being above and beyond the call of duty. The thanks might have come from those in a muuicipality who, with Hamper's help, designed and built a library where none had been before; or from a committee member who Rossis plan event for inner-city children By Tom O'Neill Staff writer The Rev. Rich and Sherrie Rossi, grateful they've been reunited after more than a year apart, plan to emphasize in a unique way the giving of Thanksgiving. The Rossis wiB sponsor a Citykid's Thanksgiving Pilgrimmage for underprivileged inner-city youths and their families Thursday at North Park. The couple rented space at the Ranch House along Kummer Road, where the celebration, from 11:30 a.ra. to 2:30 p.m., win feature music, Thanksgiving storytelling-and presentations by Pilgrims and Indians. Rossi, 32, has begun to re-establish his First Love Church since emerging in August from a three-month prison sentence in connection with the near-fatal beating of his wife, Sherrie, in June 1994. Rossi pleaded no contest after his first trial ended in a hung jury, with nine of the 12 jurors voting for a convictionr That's all behind them now, Rich Rossi said after the announcement of the Thanksgiving festivities. "Now that I'm with my family, I appreciate the little things, the things I suppose I took for granted v?he_n_Lw_as_so_busy. with the min. well as the Internet It's becoming increasingly true that libraries involve much more than books, says Kamper. They're businesses. The/re major resources of any municipality." And when the biggest and best libraries share their resources responsibly, when funding and programs are equalized, when the public good is served by free access to computers, books, and information, then, says Kamper, successful under all conditions, even the most adverse ones. The list of names was eventually whittled down by means of extensive phone interviews with the candidates. The result is a comprehensive look at a number of people who are ranked among the best in their respective fields, each one representing a different product or service along with a different type of salesmanship. Corrections We use this space to correct all If you spot an error in our news Richard Leonard at 772-7303 or errors of fact that make it into print. columns, please call Executive Editor 800874-9994. Ifs Pool City's Giant Once-A-Year (ker 85 Tk On Display 25 Light Ctotdoor Set 8 FT. 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Although the celebration is geared toward disadvantaged city residents, with buses shuttling them from Point State Park throughout the day, Rossi said the public is welcome. Hampton man to stand trial By Matthew J.Clark Staff writer SHALER: A Hampton man whose case created fears about the future of Dili checkpoints in the area was ordered to stand trial for a drunken driving charge. Robert John Sechan, 48, of 4069 Little Spring Drive, Allison Park, was ordered held to trial last week on I Dally 3:4-3-1 Dally 4: 2-1-7-1 DEAL OF THE DAY WEGMAN HIROPRACTIC ENTER, PC. Feel Well - Stay Well Youi First Step Toward Good Health Retail Valuer^OO* 'The North Hills News Record guarantees a value equal to or greater than the cost of -our Call for an appointment: 366-2663 3387 Babcock Boulevard driving under the influence of alcohol charge by Etna-Shaler District Justice Robert Dzvonick. Shaler police refiled the charge after it was dismissed at a preliminary hearing in September. 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