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LOCAL 19 Obituaries Page B-3 ComicsTV Page B-6 NEW ERA MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 1992 KEN HUSSAR Residents of the city: how about the future? Hamilton school to get official principal Keeping an eye on crime is the main goal for Susan Bleacher, new president of the Sixth Ward Citizens Association, shown standing here along North Plum Street. Taking to the streets again: city's NE residents fight back 6th Ward neighbors focus on car break-ins vandalism by David O'Connor old Town Watch effort, which is organized by the New Era Staff Writer Lancaster Council of Neighborhoods and features by David O'Connor New Era Staff Writer After a big citywide meeting last month and with more than a year of work left to do, Lancaster officials say they want to make sure were not leaving out anyones concerns in the citys new comprehensive plan. And to make sure all of the important objectives for the citys future are being addressed, the city Planning Commission will discuss the specific goals at its meeting this Wednesday. Also at the 7:30 p.m. session in Southern Market Center, the city planners will be asked to formally endorse a much-discussed plan to improve city parks and recreation areas over the next decade.

As it now stands, the parks plan would include building a public swimming pool at Buchanan Park, buying land for a new park in the citys north central section and going ahead with park plans in the vacant rail line through the Northwest Corridor. The parks study which would eventually become a part of the new overall comprehensive plan also calls for converting the city-owned site of the former North Sewage Treatment Plant, which is in Lancaster Township along the northeast edge of the city, into athletic fields. Wednesdays commission meeting will mainly be a last chance to review the comprehensive plans goals before task forces are named next month to address those goals, chief city planner Paula Robinson said today. We want to make sure were going in the right direction with the plan, she said. We also want to see if anyone identifies goals that were missed.

Residents at the July 23 city wide meeting were asked to rank what community goals they thought should be included in the plan. Results of that questionnaire are still being compiled and may not be finished by Wednesdays session, city officials say. This is just the beginning stage in the overall comprehensive plan, Robinson said. We need to ask, Is this an adequate framework for the task forces to go about their work? The parks study was conducted by the Bethlehem-based Urban Research and Development which has outlined a plan that calls for $600,000 in improvements to the citys park system. The parks range in size from More FUTURE on B-2 by Joe Byrne New Era Staff Writer A city school principal who was thrown into the midst of a controversy at Hamilton School last year is expected to be named soon as head of that school, while another principal is expected to move into the top spot at the districts school for students with chronic behavior or attendance problems.

Gloria Campbell, who was named acting principal of Hamilton School April 21 after the resignation of principal Sandra Reed, is expected to be named at the school board meeting Tuesday evening, according to district sources. J. Drue Miles, principal of Wickersham Elementary School, is expected to take over the districts Alternative Education School. Both personnel actions must be approved by the nine-member school board. Mrs.

Campbell, who served as an assistant principal at Washington Elementary School from 1985 to 1991, was named acting principal at Buchanan Elementary School on Oct. 8, 1991, then acting principal at Hamilton in April. Her appointment at Hamilton followed a long controversy revolving around Mrs. Reeds leadership style, parents said last spring. Mrs.

Reed requested a transfer, which was accepted by the board. Her new post in the district is pro- More PRINCIPAL on B-2 Subscriptions for concerts available A limited number of subscriptions are still available for the Philadelphia Orchestras 1992-93 concert series, which begins Oct. 1 at the Academy of Music. The subscription package, which includes admission to the series six concerts and bus fare to Philadelphia, is $295 and is sponsored by Millersville Universitys MEDAL Fund. The bus will depart for the concerts at 2:45 p.m.

from the Lancaster Shopping Center and at 3:15 p.m. from MU. Arrival in Philadelphia is set for 5:30 for each concert. To reserve a subscription, call 872-3729. Here's a boat load of laughs The Pride of Quarryville, Robert Fulton, first sailed his steamboat, the Clermont, between Albany and New York on Aug.

17, 1807. In Fultons honor, lets barge ahead with this weeks shipment of a barrel of laughs (contents may settle during shipping.) We will begin with two titanic lines. If you worry about missing the boat, remember the Titanic, and, if you have to sail on the Titanic, you might as well go first-class. The next best thing to having a friend with a boat is having your own boat. The I.Q.

of the power boat owner is inversely proportional to the cubic inch displacement of the engine. A sailor never thinks that his ship is as good as the one he was on before or the one he wants to be transferred to. Julie McCoy of TVs memorable Love Boat dispensed this advice to a passenger. Todays woman doesnt wait for the phone to ring. She places the call herself.

Passenger: Really? Julie: Yes. She refuses to float down the stream of life. She paddles her own canoe and so can you. Dont we all miss the sagacity of the entire Love Boat crew? A captain boasted, Dont worry, sir. Ive been running boats on this river all my life and I know where every snag, rock and sandbar is.

Just then the boat rocked and reeled upon hitting an underwater snag. See, said the captain, theres one of them now. A naval officer fell overboard. A sailor on watch saw him and rescued him. Youve saved my life, the officer said gratefully.

How can I reward you? Please dont tell anyone, remarked the sailor. If shipmates learn I pulled you out, they may throw me in. I suppose that Fulton didnt suffer from seasickness. I didnt want to bring up this subject, but I couldnt contain myself any longer. Seasickness is one illness where you never need a doctor to tell you what to do.

With seasickness the stomach reverses the law of gravity. What goes down must come up. Its the sort of trouble that makes you for-et all your other troubles, easickness is caused by the motion of the ship to people who are better off. During my recent vacation. I made this startling observation.

I believe that the seashore is so called because it is the sea seen from the shore or the shore seen from the sea. More SNAPPY on B-2 foot patrols by ordinary residents keeping an eye out for criminal activity. Were hoping that with people walking the streets, well be able to stop some of the problems from happening, says Mrs. Bleacher, a 17-year resident of her row house-lined neighborhood. It used to be that everyone knew their neighbors and left the front door open, but now we dont do that.

We need more contact with our neighbors so we know who everyone is we have people moving in and out, and we need to know again who they are. When she sees youths misbehaving, Mrs. Bleacher says she knows that if I had done something wrong years ago, someone would have been on the phone (to her parents) saying, Hi, do you know where your daughter is? And I would have had to answer to that. The Sixth Ward group, which was chartered in 1933, addresses the concerns of residents in a circle-shaped area in the citys northeast. It meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. Along with Mrs. Bleacher, its officers are Donald Nolt of East Clay Street (treasurer) and Charlene Christy of Park Avenue, who is secretary. This belongs to the people, Mrs. Bleacher says.

Im just there to make sure the meetings More NORTHEAST on B-2 It was a warm spring night and the northeastern Lancaster residents were packed into a neighborhood church, one by one sharing stories of car break-ins and burglaries, drugs and noisy cars. Along with the tales of crime, there was plenty of talk that April 1990 evening of banding together as part of a united citizens group to fight crime. As so often happens, however, it wasnt long before the good intentions died by degrees, and people in the citys Sixth Ward lost interest in the plan. But Susan Bleacher, who is trying to revive the dormant Sixth Ward Citizens Association, wants to get her neighbors involved and watching out for each other again. If you close your curtains and stay in your house, bad things will continue to happen, says Mrs.

Bleacher, of the 700 block of North Plum Street, the groups new president. And if you do that. Im not going to listen to you. The Sixth Ward group wants to concentrate again on fighting car break-ins and vandalism instead of holding social functions, she says, adding that people may have lost interest before because it didnt focus on crime after that initial, successful meeting in 1990. As part of its new effort, some 25 group members are to be trained to join the citys four-month- Healthy moms, new customers Farmer's Market Nutrition plan aids low-income mothers by Todd R.

Weiss New Era Staff Writer Literacy Council unveils its new city home Tues. by David O'Connor New Era Staff Writer The Lancaster-Lebanon Literacy Council, which recently moved into new and larger headquarters downtown, will hold an open house Tuesday to show off its new home to the public. The grand opening will be held from noon to 7 p.m. at the new office, 38 W. King St.

Visitors can enjoy refreshments and tour the new site, which features a 30-person classroom for tutor training and eight private student-tutor study areas. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the new headquarters, the former Radio Shack store, were to be held this afternoon. The literacy council and the Junior League of Lancaster, which is funding the $24,000 project, say the new site provides larger and improved facilities for tutor-student training and workshops, among other benefits. The literacy council, which was formed in 1985 to serve functionally illiterate adults, offers free, confidential, one-to-one tutoring to basic reading students and English as a Second Language students. The councils former headquarters was in an old pizza parlor along New Holland Pike.

Space limitations there made it difficult to train tutors or set aside private study areas, according to Junior League officials. Many of the councils 200-plus students live in the city, so the move makes it more convenient for them, officials say. can be redeemed at four participating produce stands in Central Market, which is open on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Vouchers can also be used at Funks Farm Market near Millersville. For the mothers who have received vouchers, the results have been mixed.

One woman, a 20-year-old city resident who asked that her name not be used, said she had never shopped at Central Market before receiving the vouchers. She used the $25 to purchase fruit for herself while she was pregnant, she said. Since then, she has returned to the market every couple of weeks to buy produce for herself and her 1-year-old daughter. I didnt even know the market was there, she said. Using the vouchers didnt change the amount of produce she More FARMERS on B-2 also benefit by increasing their clientele.

Its bringing them a new customer, basically, said Lesa Tres-sler, who coordinates the program through the state Department of Agriculture. Pregnant women and nursing mothers can get the vouchers as long as they are state residents, meet income guidelines and have been evaluated by a health professional and are found to be in need of better nutrition. In Pennsylvania, the program is overseen by the state Health Department and its Women, Infants and Children Program. So far, the program is doing well, said Lorena Kerschner, director of the WIC center at 630 Rockland St. In 1991, 77 percent of the 406 vouchers that were given to clients were redeeemed, she said.

Statewide, the average redemption rate is 76 percent. In Lancaster City, the vouchers It works both ways. For low-income pregnant and nursing mothers and their children, there is better nutrition. For farmers, there is better business. For eligible mothers, the four-year-old Farmers Market Nutrition Program, administered by the U.S.

Department of Agriculture, provides five $5 vouchers a year that can be used at participating farmers markets for the purchase of locally grown fruits and vegetables. And while $25 in vouchers may not add up to a lot of lettuce, apples, carrots and potatoes, it can help get low-income mothers into the habit of shopping at local farmers markets for fresh produce for their family long after the vouchers are spent. If that happens, farmers can ..40 OFF! Choose from 1000s of Choice Seating FABRICS Robert Allen Kravet Waverly Norwalk Merrimac CH0ICS WE HAVE THE SELECTION YOU MAKE THE CHOICE. LANCASTER 1766 Oregon Pike 569-2635 Sun 12-5 Lifelong Learning Because your quest for education continues throughout your lifetime, Penn State, The Lancaster Center, offers opportunities for adults of all ages. Join us for more information about our Paralegal Certificate Program.

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