Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on March 12, 1992 · Page 99
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PG South: Thursday, March 12, 1992 NORTH FAYETTE S-36 No gas 5 hamburgers at diner Expensive prop being used during filming of 'Hoffa' By Bill Steigerwald Post-Gazette Staff Writer The Canary Diner on Gamble Road in North Fayette doesn't really exist. It's just supposed to look like it does. You can't really buy 14-cents-a-eallon Shell gas at its two fragile-looking 1930s-era gas pumps. You can't buy a roast beef sandwich for 15 cents or a fried egg for 20 cents at the tiny counter inside. The well-worn and time-passed diner is just an ephemeral bit of Hol- lywood movie magic, the tricked-up facade of a fictional eatery near the New Jersey shore that soon will be made to disappear forever from the face of North Fayette. The Canary Diner is a very expen- sive prop for the movie "Hoffa" about. Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa. It stars mega-famous Jack Nicholson and Danny DeVito and is being filmed partly in and around Pittsburgh. In making the diner, artful Hollywood set designers made wood look like a red brick wall and made new CARNEGIE The diner was erected on a patch of Marie Savekis' grassland. lumber look old and dilapidated. They found old Nehi signs and two old gas pumps for $3,800 each in North Carolina. They put up three tall telephone poles along tne road, stringing black-painted rope along them to stand in for electricity wires. Attracting about 300 drivers-by a day, according to a resident of usual-. ly untraveled Gamble Road, the diner was erected on a patch of Marie Savekis' grassland on the side of a narrow, lonely country road. Local rumor has it that Savekis was paid $65,000 for use of her land, but she only wishes it were so. "Believe me, it wasn't that much," she said Tuesday, declining to reveal the true fee. Pet ordinance introduced By Carole Gilbert Brown Tri-State Sports & News Service Cats and dogs in Carnegie will have to control their sex lives if a proposed pet ordinance introduced Monday is adopted by council next month. The ordinance would limit each household to one litter of puppies or kittens each year. It also limits the total number of dogs or cats per household to five. Registered breeders and those recognized by the borough code enforcement officer as caretakers for homeless animals would be exempt from the law. Under the proposal, pet owners would have to register with the code enforcement officer within 10 days of the birth of any litters their dogs or cats may have. Pet owners whose animals produce more than one litter each year would face a fine up to $100 plus court costs for the first offense and up to $350 for subsequent offenses.' The owners also would face forfeiture of the animals. . Litters meeting the one-a-year requirement may be kept up to six weeks after delivery with no penalty. On the pet limit, up to five dogs or five cats or any combination of . dogs or cats up to a total of five would be permissible. The proposal only addresses dogs and cats; other pets are not addressed. Councilman Terrence Steiner, community development chairman, said after Monday's meeting that the borough has patterned its ordinance after one in effect in Pittsburgh. Enforcement of the ordinance is expected to come largely from complaints received, Steiner said. But the ordinance would take effect immediately upon adoption and residents with more than five animals would be expected to reduce their pet families, he added. Those serving as caretakers for homeless animals only on a temporary basis would be allowed no more than 10 animals at a time. S0U"fH BY The GOODBYE RAY . . . HELLO SALLY Faces may change but the reputation will remain outstanding. DOBOSH SERVICE CENTER, 5167 Brownsville Road in Baldwin, has a new owner in Sally Davis as previous owner Ray Dobosh has decided to retire. Ms. Davis, in the role of owner, brings with her over 18 years experience in lawn and garden equipment. Ms Davis is also currently serving as Treasurer of the National Equipment Servicing Dealer Association. Dobosh carries a complete line of mowers and tractors such as Honda, Snapper and Lawnboy. You'll also find trimmers, tillers, chainsaws, shredders . . . everything you'll need to make your gardening andor lawnkeeping easier! So if you are in the market for new equipment, or need servicing, or just looking for a part, stop in or give Dobosh a call at 655-7570. Congratulations and Good Luck-Ray and Sally! J Va jj IknO hVM Li Find it fast with Press & Post-Gazette Classifieds She said she didn't know how the Hollywood folks found her out-of-the-way former strip mine, but she was willing to let them use it. The diner would be gone already, except that nature did not cooperate with the "Hoffa" production crew when it came to North Fayette Feb. 27 and 28 to shoot night scenes at the diner. The nights were cold and rainy and the moviemakers' heavy trucks and equipment got bogged in the mud and had to be moved down to nearby McKee Road. A heavy camera dolly had to have a concrete pad ' built for it at the last minute because it kept sinking. DeVito, who is also directing "Hoffa," was not pleased at the weather and the delays, which eventually forced him to call off filming before he was finished shooting the scenes. DeVito who cursed the weather gods at night and signed autographs happily in downtown Oakdale by day will return again one night soon to finish shooting the diner scenes. His buddy Nicholson who's getting $9 w' vp t I i ""' 'm m " f r a; "2, T -v, " r i' million for playing Hoffa will be with him. After they're done, North Fayette's most famous non-existent eatery will be disassembled and be made to vanish. The next time it will be seen will be this Christmas, at a neighborhood theater near you. Hollywood film makers found two old gas pumps to lend authenticity to a 1930s era diner, top, built from scratch on North Fayette farmland for the movie, "Hoffa." Terry HarrisPost-Gazette. Try a Little Classified to Sell everything from boats to dishwashers. 263-1 201 I 1(l X II I N .-r . I m OUR "NO SURPRISE" DELIVERY F mm m delivery In most areas. Wt l IM INSTALLATION" MB ' L3i REMOVAL OF OLD APPLIANCES B except Ratngeralor SATURDAY DELIVERIES TOO Excpt carry-out items Except Gat Appl's . & BuiH-ins, Icemakers and Air Condrtnners Up To $ 1,500 Pl INSTANT CREDIT 90 DAYS SAME AS (ASH For Qualified Buyers WHATFVI IT TAKIS -WI WANT to siurou YOUR NIXT AWUANCI We warn to keep yoe Iupdv alur llw txe Ask atmm our low MI II-teooeo warranty WHIRLPOOL NO-FROST REFRIGERATOR 18.0 Cu. Ft. 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