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1 MONDAY, NEWERA AUGUST 17, KEN HUSSAR Short and Snappy 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 Fulton's honor, let's barge ahead with this week's 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 firstclass. 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 TV's memorable "Love Boat" dispensed this advice to a passenger. "Today's woman doesn't wait for the phone to ring.

She places the call Passenger: "Really?" Julie: "Yes. She refuses to float down the stream of life. She paddles her own canoe and so can you." Don't we all miss the sagacity of the entire "Love Boat" crew? A captain boasted, "Don't worry, sir, I've 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, "there's one of them now." A naval officer fell overboard. A sailor on watch saw him and rescued him.

"You've saved my life," the officer said gratefully. "How can I reward you?" "Please don't tell anyone," remarked the sailor. "If the shipmates learn I pulled you out, they may throw me in." I suppose that Fulton didn't suffer from seasickness. I didn't want to bring up this subject, but couldn't 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. It's the sort of trouble that makes you forget all your other troubles. Seasickness 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 Hamilton school to get official principal 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 district's 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 district's 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.

Reed's 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 Orchestra's 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 University's 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 LOCAL Page Page B-6 B-3 1992 NE RE NES SHE AC 18 PRINCE DEPART mm New Era Photo by Marty Heisey 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 New Era Staff Writer 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 wasn't long before the good intentions died by degrees, and people in the city's 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 group's new president. "And if you do that, I'm 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 didn't 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 city's -month- 872-3729. Healthy moms, new customers Farmer's Market Nutrition plan aids low-income mothers by New Era Staff Writer clientele.

pating produce stands in Central Todd R. Weiss also benefit by increasing their can be redeemed at four bringing them a new cus- Market, which is open on TuesIt works both ways. tomer, basically," said Lesa Tres- days, Fridays and Saturdays. For low-income pregnant and sler, who, coordinates the pro- Vouchers can also be used at nursing mothers and their chil- gram through the state Funk's Farm Market near Milldren, there is better nutrition. Department tof Agriculture.

ersville. For farmers, there is better Pregnant and nursing For the mothers who have rebusiness. mothers can get the vouchers as ceived vouchers, the results have women For eligible mothers, the four- long as they are state residents, been mixed. year-old Farmer's Market Nutri- meet income guidelines and have One woman, a 20-year-old city tion Program, administered by been evaluated by a health pro- resident who asked that her name the U.S. Department of Agricul- fessional and found to be in not be used, said she had never are ture, provides five $5 a need of better nutrition.

In Penn- shopped at Central Market before vouchers year that can be used at partici- sylvania, the program is overseen receiving the vouchers. She used pating farmer's markets for the by the state Health Department the $25 to purchase fruit for herpurchase of locally grown fruits and its Women, Infants and Chil- self while she was pregnant, she vegetables. dren Program. said. Since then, she has returned and And $25 in vouchers may So far, the program is doing to the market "every couple of while not add up to a lot of lettuce, well, said Lorena Kerschner, di- weeks" to buy produce for herself can apples, low-income potatoes, mothers rector of the WIC center at 630 and her 1-year-old daughter.

carrots and it help habit get Rockland St. In 1991, 77 percent of "I didn't even know the market into the of shopping at local farmer's markets for fresh the 406 vouchers that were given was there," she said. duce for their after pro- to clients were redeemed, she Using the vouchers didn't family long the vouchers are spent. said. Statewide, the average re- change the amount of produce she If that happens, farmers can demptionrate is 76 percent.

In Lancaster City, the vouchers More FARMER'S on B-2 We Sell Designer Fabrics By The Yard! FABRICS SEATING. Choose from 1000's of Choice Seating CHOICE Robert Allen Kravet Waverly Norwalk OFF! GALLERY Merrimac WE HAVE THE SELECTION YOU MAKE THE CHOICE. LANCASTER 1766 Oregon Pike 569-2635 Th, 10-9; Sa 10-5; Sun. 12-5 I SAtub The Affordable Spa Plugs into regular household outlet It's portable and sets up in minutes Fits through any standard doorway Self-contained plumbing Can be used inside or outside Rent to Try. Rent to Buy BROS.

Stop in for details. STERMER STOVES AND SPAS EAST 6069 PETERSBURG MAIN ST. (717) 560-5715 NEIGHBORHOOD old Town Watch effort, which is organized by the Lancaster Council of Neighborhoods and features foot patrols by ordinary residents keeping an eye out for criminal activity. "We're hoping that with people walking the streets, we'll be able to stop some of the problems from happening," says Mrs. Bleacher, a 17-year resident of her rowhouse-lined neighborhood.

"It used to be that everyone knew their neighbors and left the front door open, but now we don't 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 And I would have had to answer to The Sixth Ward group, which was chartered in 1933, addresses the concerns of residents in a circle-shaped area in the city's 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. "I'm just there to make sure the meetings More NORTHEAST on B-2 Residents of the city: how about the future? 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 we're not leaving out anyone's concerns" in the city's new comprehensive plan.

And to make sure all of the important objectives for the city's 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 city's 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 -owned site of the former North Sewage Treatment Plant, which is in Lancaster Township along the northeast edge of the city, into athletic fields.

Wednesday's commission meeting will mainly be a last chance to review the comprehensive plan's goals before task forces are named next month to address those goals, chief city planner Paula Robinson said today. "We want to make sure we're going in the right direction with the plan," she said. "We also want to see if anyone identifies goals that were 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 Wednesday's 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 city's park system. The parks range in size from More FUTURE on B-2 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 council's 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 council's 200-plus students live in the city, so the move makes it more convenient for them, officials say. 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.

This program is for paralegals, legal secretaries, banking employees, insurance professionals, and business offices. Tuesday, August 25 at 6:30 p.m. Located in Greenfield Corporate Center Call to reserve a space for this informative free program. PENNSTATE The Lancaster Center 1850 William Penn Way 85 5 Pa. 17601 Lancaster, (717) 299-7667 or (800) 828-6233.

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