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Articles from September 14, 2003

2nd Planner Steps Down; Township Recruiting
Three months after the chairman of the Cranberry planning commission resigned, another longtime member has followed suit. Durwood Forte stepped down from his post on the planning commission via letter Wednesday evening. He and his family have moved out...
As Usual, Fort Cherry Reaps Fruits of Its Hard Labor on the Courts
Frank Rohm has been the head coach of the Fort Cherry High School girls' tennis team since its inception more than 30 years ago. During that time, he has turned the Rangers into a consistent winner. Despite its relatively low enrollment, Fort Cherry,...
California-Style Democracy
I wasn't going to go there. It's the humor equivalent of a big, low-hanging, overstuffed pinata -- too easy. Plus, California is a state so regularly loopy as to be a punch line just on its own, without doing anything specifically weird. Besides, by...
Carmichaels' Co-Op Team Is Making Strides in Girls' Soccer
Two Greene County high schools -- Carmichaels Area and Jefferson- Morgan -- found an interesting way to create a girls' soccer program. Neither had enough players to field a team, so they joined forces as the Carmichaels Mighty Mikes. "We did this with...
Chartiers-Houston Showing Kick despite Inexperience, Injuries
The pressure is off the Chartiers-Houston boys' soccer team. The Buccaneers were ranked No. 1 in WPIAL Class A last season before being upset by South Fayette in the quarterfinals in double overtime. Expectations aren't as high now. Coach Jim Kita not...
Company Claims State Downplayed Benefits in Denying Landfill
Sechan Limestone Industries claims the state overestimated the potential harms and underestimated the benefits associated with its plan to convert an old quarry near McConnell's Mill State Park into a landfill. The company makes that argument in its...
Ferret Foster Home Takes in Playful, Expensive, Former Pets
There are ferrets, ferrets everywhere in the home of Barb Carlson in Mount Oliver, Allegheny County. Twenty-eight ferrets -- along with their cages, toys, litter boxes, food dishes and water bottles -- are wedged into every available nook and cranny...
Indian Flute Sings in Heart and Hands of W. Virginian
Not many people would be riveted to the core -- sent on a new course in life -- by watching a funeral on television. But that's what happened June 3, 1998, as Dr. Richard "Hawk" Hawkey took in Sen. Barry Goldwater's funeral on C-Span. Hawkey found himself...
Native Pride Indian Flute Sings in Hard and Hands of W. Virginian
American Indian descendants will gather in McDonald for Pow Wow Don't believe everything you read in American history textbooks, Cherokee Chief Billy Red Fox advises, especially when the subject is Native American Indians. In truth, Washington and Greene...
New Buses to Sport Welcomes in 13 Languages
Failte go dti an gcomharsanacht! Benvenuti nel quartiere! Willkommen in der nachbarschaft! My fingers often land on the wrong keys of my computer terminal. But, no, I'm not guilty of committing typos this time. What I've said, in so many languages,...
Newfoundland Played Role of Lewis' Dog
Jordan, a 7-year-old Newfoundland dog from Independence, Beaver County, has started a career as an actor. Jordan appeared in "Spirit of America," an Army show that played Friday and Saturday in Mellon Arena. The 150-pound dog played Seaman, the canine...
NEWS BRIEFS [Derived Headline]
Canton Supervisors are expected to vote Wednesday on a motion to pay a third of the $600,000 cost to upgrade sewerage lines. Washington-East Washington Joint Authority has told the township there are no taps available on Jefferson Avenue and along Route...
Officials Dispute Whether $30 Million Will Be Enough to Build New Prison
Butler County doesn't have enough money to build the planned new county lock-up. That was the cautionary note sounded Tuesday by two members of the county prison board. Not so, said county Commissioner Glenn Anderson. He said he's "done the research"...
Plans Shift, but Knockout Development Takes Shape
The shape of Cranberry's next big commercial development is taking more definite form on both the site and the drawing board. Bob Blumling, attorney for developer Don Rodgers, of Cranberry, said site preparation work for Knockout's first tenant, Chick-Fil- A,...
Redevelopment Official Admits Eminent Domain Is Unpopular
Local interest and an active senior citizen center indicated a need for apartments for the elderly in Burgettstown, said Robert M. Umstead, executive director of the Washington County Redevelopment Authority. While the need is apparent, Umstead acknowledged...
Saxonburg Authority Votes to Sell Penn Sewer Service
Some Penn residents can expect to have public sewers by 2006. What's more, the township plans to help some of them pay the estimated $4,000 fee that will be charged to tap into the new sewer system. The Saxonburg Area Authority voted Tuesday to add Penn...
Senior Leaders Inspire California Dreamin'
They are three staples of the California Area High School football team. To Coach Joe Kuhns, they are the leaders, examples for younger, less-experienced Trojans to follow. And they are hopes for the 2003 season. Quarterback/safety Parker Bongiorno,...
SUNDAY MORNING [Derived Headline]
We in this here newsgathering business do face the danger of starting to think we're pretty smart. Just try to have your illegal work sessions, you borough council members, you! Don't think we won't know. Don't think we won't bust you in print. Just...
The Lowdown on Put-Downs
HE SAID ...L. Wayne Moss I walk into work five minutes late wearing ripped jeans, a dirty hat and the red spinning eyes of a Tasmanian Devil hangover. At once, the foreman is all over me. He says, "Did you sleep in, Wayne? Did you get hit by a bus?...
The Low-Down on Put-Downs
HE SAID ...I walk into work five minutes late wearing ripped jeans, a dirty hat and the red spinning eyes of a Tasmanian Devil hangover. At once, the foreman is all over me. He says, "Did you sleep in, Wayne? Did you get hit by a bus? Or did you just...
The Nose Knows, and Cranberry's All Ears
Connoisseurs are already saying that 2003 will be a very good vintage. Stung by negative reviews of their first season's output, the stewards of Cranberry went back to the basics. In the past year, they re-examined and retooled every step of their production process....
This Land Is My Land Property Owner Objects to Being Forced to Give Up Her Home to House Others
In a community of aging elders, senior citizen housing would seem to be -- in the words of homemaking maven Martha Stewart -- a good thing. But in Burgettstown, a proposal to build a $4 million, four- story, 42-unit apartment building is drawing criticism...
Township Looks at Ways to Double Recycling Effort
It's been about 15 years since Pennsylvania took the carrot-and- stick approach to recycling, requiring larger municipalities to recycle 25 percent of their garbage and rewarding those towns that do a good job with state grants. Now, Cranberry is taking...
Train Carrying Radioactive Waste Crossed County Unheralded in July
A train carrying two 100-ton steel cylinders packed with radioactive nuclear waste rumbled through Butler County this summer without attracting a glance. On July 13, the cargo of spent fuel rods from a federal Department of Energy cleanup site in New...
Truck on Down to the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Chartiers. [Derived Headline]
Truck on down to the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Chartiers today to see a wide array of vintage trucks on display by members of the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of the Antique Truck Club of America."There'll be something for everyone -- antique pickups...
Union Residents Protest Police Layoffs
Sadness, apprehension and concerns over safety are on the minds of Union residents in the wake of the layoff of four police officers at Monday night's supervisors' meeting. Full-time police officers Richard Bonczek and Daniel Walker, and part-time officers...
Waynesburg QB Leaving Opponents Dumm-Founded
Jeff Dumm is on a hot streak at Waynesburg College. A starting quarterback, his effort in a 70-14 season-opening win against Denison Sept. 6 earned him the Presidents' Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week Award for the fourth time in eight...
WEEKLY AGENDA [Derived Headline]
Here's a roundup of some of the meetings in the area this week: MONDAY Butler Area school board, 7:30 p.m., Educational Services Center, 110 Campus Lane. Butler County commissioners, 9 a.m., 5th floor, 124 W. Diamond Street, Butler. Mars planning commission,...
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