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e-3 n PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE D THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 1995 WILKINS Events honor Martin Luther King Jr. ATTENTION WESTINGHOUSE EMPLOYEES YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND AN EXCEPTIONAL PRESENTATION "FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR THE RETIREMENT YEARS" DONALD P. SPEAKMAN, CLU, CiFC MASTER OF SCIENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES GATEWAY CENTER TWO SUITE 2000 PITTSBURGH, PA 15222 January 13, 1995 10:00 a.m. Oakmont She'll talk with children 5 to 8 years old from 1 to 2 p.m., then with those 9 to 12 years old from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $3 per child and seating is limited. For reservations, call 828-4877. Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Crestas Terrace, North Versailles, will honor King at a special service to begin at 3 p.m. Sunday. "Identifying educational excellence in the African-American community" will be the focus of the event and of an address by Joseph Carroll, principal of East Allegheny High School. The Rev. Asa Roberts will remember King at 11 a.m. Monday in Alle-Kiski Valley Senior Citizens Center, 1039 Third Ave., New Kensington. Road, will close for the day. Most federal, state, and local government offices are closed, as well as banks, liquor stores and the postal service. Here are some of the activities: The Rev. Lucy V. Hitchcock of Community Unitarian Church, Aloha, Ore., will celebrate King's life in the East Suburban Unitarian Universalist Church's 10:30 a.m. service Sunday in East Suburban YMCA, Route 286, Plum. Hitchcock is former director of the U.UA Extension Ministry, and has served Unitarian Universalist churches in Fargo and Bismark, N.D. Storyteller Alison K. Babusci will share Peace Tales in King's honor with youngsters on Sunday in Mystery Lovers Bookshop, In the eastern suburbs, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be remembered in church services, closings and other observances on Monday or in the days leading up to the holiday honoring him. Most schooi districts and municipal offices will be closed because of the holiday. There will be no classes in Deny, East Allegheny, Franklin Regional, Gateway, Greater Latrobe, Greensburg Salem, Jeannette, Kiski Area, Ligonier Valley, Mount Pleasant Area, New Kensington-Arnold, Norwin, Penn Hills, Penn-Trafford, Plum. Woodland Hills, Wilkinsburg and Yough school districts. Also, Plum Senior Citizens' Center, 499 Center-New Texas Council OKs Churchill council has agreed to allow Penn Hills to run a sewer line through the borough in return for a break on sewerage fees for some residents and a payment to the borough. Seven homes on Merrie Woode Drive in Churchill will be able to use the sewerage line without paying an installation fee. The homes now ' have septic systems. While they will be using the Penn Hills line, those residents won't pay the Penn Hills rate of $4.l5 per 1,000 gallons of water. Instead, they'll pay $1.18 for that amount, the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority rate that .. -14 CHURCHILL TOPICS OF DISCUSSION: Investing Lump Sum Distributions VS. Monthly Pension Benefits of Utilizing Professional Money Managers Options on Company Savings Plan Minimizing Federal Income Taxes Penn Hills sewer pact Reap tbe benefits of over 16 year, of experience during which Don bee created over 3.000 Individual plant with lump euro distribution! for many employees of major corporations, such as. Westingbouse, USX, Kodak, Sears, and Calgoa. Whether you are retiring soon, five years from retireme nt or already retired, you will (really benefit from Ihis retirement planning seminar! PLEASE CALL 281-4220 ext. 203 TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS. January Sidewalk Sale and Winter Clearance Imaginations chug for growth Wednesday - Sunday January 11-15 Come discover all the best Sidewalk Sale values and savings on fashions, gifts and accessories for your home, from your Radio dispatch system decried By John B. Miller Wilkins officials want the township to withdraw from its radio-dispatch system, contending that' better, cheaper service is available elsewhere. For more than 20 years, a dis- Eatch system based in the Forest ills Police Department has served the communities of Chalfant, Churchill, Forest Hills and Wilkins. Under the system, emergency calls for police or fire assistance are received at the Forest Hills headquarters and then are dispatched to the appropriate community. But Wilkins officials contended Monday that they were paying too much for too little. Wilkins' cost for the service this year will be $75,000, which amounts to almost one-third of the total $245,000 operating budget. The amount that each municipality must contribute is based on its population. Specifically, Wilkins officials complain that the radio communication is poor, and that they are left out of decisions about equipment -and personnel. All the dispatchers are Forest Hills employees. They also claim that funds for the operation are not being spent properly. Public safety chairman Peter Nychis called it a "very expensive operation." Nychis said the township is exploring several options, including ones that would cost less than half of what Wilkins pays now. Chief among those options, which Nychis outlined, is to join with a regional-dispatch center that would be created under a proposed plan by Allegheny County to bring 911 services to the entire county. Nychis has talked with Bob Coll, the county's 911 director, about implementation of such a system. Coll said a plan to make 911 countywide could be approved by the state soon. But even if approved, it will still be about a year before 911 is available everywhere in Allegheny County; it takes six to nine months to enter all county addresses into a computer. Under the plan, the 50 or so dispatching points that exist in the county would remain. New would be the establishment of 12 regional dispatch units to take overflows of calls.' The eventual goal, Coll explained, is to encourage communities to consolidate and move toward regional unns. Nychis conceded that the township wanted to leave the Forest Hills arrangement sooner, but failed to pull out of its contract by September 1994. Now, he said, the township is "stuck" until September 1995. But it may have been a good thihg, he said. "In the end it may be in our benefit to wait and see what happens here," he said, referring to the county's plan. Nychis said that if those plans are implemented, the township's preference will be to link up with one of designated regional centers, which in the East would be Monroeville, Penn Hills or the Twin Rivers COG in the Mon Valley. But he said the township was not limiting itself to that option. Some smaller communities, such as North Braddock, have expressed an interest in hooking up with Wilkins for dispatch services. Forest Hills Manager Richard Branzel said he knew that Wilkins officials had been thinking about leaving the system, but said this was the first time he had heard specific complaints. He said he didn't know what impact Wilkins' leaving would have on the remaining three communities in the dispatch system. Meanwhile, Wilkins solicitor John Means advised commissioners not to play the "wait-and-see-game" too long. September will be here before we know it, he said. John B. Miller is a free-lance writer. Jit llnrt 1 CD "tit 'pflft r1V .IJ ! I UU 0' I favorite Monroeville Mall stores. New Shopping Hours Monday - Saturday; 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. ' Sunday; Noon - 6:00 p.m. tern and to pay the Alcosan rate. Churchill Councilwoman Joan Gottlieb called the proposal "an absolutely good deal for borough residents. The line is part of a $38 million Penn Hills sewer project. Penn Hills, which admitted dumping untreated sewage in the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers, is under a federal court order to complete the entire project by next January. SOLID SOLID f rt-jgai j ii f jf1'1''1111''1''111 ILfefl JflJI mm a m mmm as iiiiPlillWftil,l NO COUNTRY, 36" X 60"- 42" X ELEGANT VICTORIAN, SIZES I I & RAIL FROM PAGE E-l A sketch of the site shows a lengthy road on the Conrail property leading to the facility so that truck traffic doesn't back up on Wall roads. Conrail plans to use about 20 acres of the site initially for the new facility, with a potential of 60 acres. That leaves about 88 acres for other development, such as warehouses and light industry. Engineers are still determining whether a portion of the site is in a flood plain. Most state funds cannot be used in a flood plain, but some state funds have a potential to be used to raise a site so it is no longer in a flood plain. In the beginning, Baker estimated that the rail facility would generate four to six additional trucks an hour and would operate two shifts, rather than 24 hours. That would be about 90 cars a day, but the company previously projected it could reach 228 a day at full operation. He didn't speculate on how fast that could grow. He said Conrail last year forecast that intermodal transportation would grow by 3 percent or 4 percent, but it ended up growing by more than 20 percent. Theft suspects ARREST FROM PAGE E-l North Huntingdon police have issued warrants tor Miller's arrest for three purse snatchings that occurred last week. In the McKeesport incident, Miller and Thomas Hodnik, 22, of the 2900 block of Palmgreen Street, McKeesport, are accused of aggravated assault, robbery and criminal conspiracy for assaulting Alvin Simmons of Port Vue. McKeesport Capt. Eugene Riazzi said Miller and Hodnik had been with Simmons earlier in the day. Simmons said he was in his car in the 2800 block of Palmgreen Street at 8:30 p.m. when Miller hit him with a beer bottle for no reason. Miller and Hodnik then dragged Simmons out of his car, kicked him and drove off with the car, according to police. Hodnik, who was arrested in McKeesport Tuesday, is in Allegheny County Jail pending $20,000 bond. He has a preliminary hearing most other Churchill residents pay. The residents will be responsible for a tap-in fee of about $1,500 to $2,000 per home. The agreement, already ap- firoved by Penn Hills Council, calls or Penn Hills to pay Churchill $37,500. Churchill had planned a court challenge because borough officials believed that Penn Hills was not offering enough compensation. The agreement allows several Penn Hills residents on Orlando Drive and Yorktown Place to continue to use the Churchill sewer sys- Baker sees this as a period of rebirth for the rail industry, as it tries to improve the reliability of its delivery schedule and to work with the trucking industry. On Tuesday, Baker met with officials of the county Department of Development, Penn's Southwest and the Regional Industrial Development Corp. to discuss marketing the rail facility along with other industrial developments in the Turtle Creek and Mon valleys. "We're very excited about that," Baker said. The new facility is expected to have about 30 jobs, generally transfers from the outdated Island Avenue, single-stack, freight-handling center in Woods Run, on the North Side. The county has pledged to help Conrail as much as possible, but specific funding has not yet been worked out. New jobs are expected to be developed during construction as well as through spin-offs, such as warehouses and light-manufacturing facilities that prefer to locate near a rail facility. "We look forward to bringing some jobs and businesses to this area because it will help both of us," Baker said. held in Florida Jan. 20 in McKeesport before Dis tort Justice Thomas Brletic. McKeesport police also want Mil ler for receipt of stolen property because he was seen Jan. 2 driving a car that had been reported stolen , earlier in the day. 1 In North Huntingdon, Police Chief Charles Henaghan said the first purse snatching occurred, at the Norwin lowne isquare on Jan. i. The victim later saw Miller's photo in a local newspaper and notified the police that he was the person who had stolen her purse. On Jan. 7, a mart tried to take a woman's purse at the Norwin Hills ShoDDine Center. The next day, a woman had her purse taken outside the Giant Lagle in the Ames shopping complex as she and her daughter were pushing a shopping cart to their car. White Oak police said Miller is a suspect in two purse snatchings at the Oak Park Mall last month. However, one of the victims could not identify Miller in a photo lineup. GNBMK I ( f( l J J J aTj I Daily: 10:00 a.m. -9:00 p.m. Sunday: Noon -6:00 p.m. Business Routt- 22, Monroe ille 180 stores, including Lazarus, Kaufmann's and JC Penney Mall Annex Treats Food Court Playground Day Care Center Stroller Rental and Valet Parking available iv-v! SJ TABLES Ol AIRS PAYMENTS 'TIL JULY 1995! l OAK DINING 1 1 HUGE SELECTION OF STYLES: VICTORIAN, MISSION, TRESTLE, and MORE! WIDE RANGE OF SIZES: 60"- 42" X 96"- 42" X 1 02"- 48" X 72"- 48"X 96"- 48" X 1 02" NOT ALL SIZES ARE AVAILABLE IN ALL STYLES. OAK CHINAS low as GIANT SELECTION: COUNTRY, MISSION, MICROWAVE, CORNER, and more! TO FROM 33" WIDE TO 78" WIDE! 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