F?.2£ L1ÏÏÜXXT Cp* MAIN ST., GREEîJiSICEî, ÎJ.Y , 1 2 3 3 4 . ymy /\\* _ Baby Boomers in the news In Tllin I LjU'T’f i R v C orruption A rgylestyle - V -/vliV >✓ L IN I UlVT L ine guides and tiptops 'iDCZA We liked Ike lyDO P age 4 THE JOURNAL-PRESS The Greenwich Journal The Salem Press Established in 1842 - Washington County’s hometown newspaper VOL. 1 5 8 - NO. IS GREENW ICH, NEW YO R K -THURSDAY, JANUARY 20,2000 ISSUE NO. 8197 60 CENTS On the Inside ... VFW says thank y o u .... page 2 Year 1999 in review concluded .... pages 3, 7 Argyle firehouse dedicated .... page 5 Cuevas inducted as Eagle Scout..... page 6 Schuylerville village board report .... page 10 Arrested on two counts of burglary 3rd degree Nathan G. Gibbs, 17, of Fort Ann was arrested by the Washington County Sheriffs Department on Janu ary 13. He was charged with two counts of Burglary 3rd degree after he was stopped by Hudson Falls, police a short time after he is alleged to have committed one of the crimes. The suspect was found to be in possession of currency in the amount of SI9.45 in coins which, it is alleged, he had just stolen from the Dog Shack on Route 4 in Fort Edward. Apparently, he had entered the business by forcing open the door in the rear. Further in vestigation revealed that the suspect had burglarized the Dog Shack on January 7. In that incident. $181 was taken. It is alleged, also, that Gibbs had stolen CD's and money from parked cars in the village of Hudson Falls. Also recovered b) tlie arresting officers were several portable CD players, that may have been stolen from South Glens Falls. He was arraigned before Justice Raymond Lacque and remanded to the Washington County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail. He is to reappear at a later date Handling the investigation were: In vestigator Bruce Hamilton and deputies David Gifford and Iimothy Diamond of the Washington County Sheriffs Department, working with Sergeant Randy Diamond and Patrolman Mark Lafay of the Hudson Falls Police Department. Mantini new director of patient services Douglas Cushing, Chief Operating Officer of McClellan Health System, announces the appointment of Shari Mantini to the position of Executive Director of Patient Services. She is a graduate of Widener University, Ches ter, PA. She has a Bachelor o f Science Degree in Nursing and a Master of Arts Degree, in Health Service Management from W'ebster University, Saint Louis, MO. and is a Registered Nurse/Administrator Surveyor for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JACHO) Mahtini will be responsible for Acute Care, Emergency Department. Skilled Nursing Facility, Surgical Serv ices, Hospice, Pharmacy, Health Infor mation Services, Quality Management STARS, Respiratory Therapy and Cardiac Rehabilitation. Prior to joining McClellan Health System, Shari Mantini was she Nurse Manager of the Emergency Depart ment, Critical Care Unit, Corporate and Employee Health at Albany Memorial Hospital, Albany, for five years. She served in the U.S. Air Force with the 32nd Aerosmedical Evacuation Group stationed at Kelly Air Force Base. TX and in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm. At Lackland, AFB, TX . she was a staff nurse in the Emergency Department, nurse special ist in the Coronary Care/Trauma ICU/Cardiothoracic ICU and a clinical nephrology nurse specialist. Hospital business news letter focuses on protection from cold The McClellan Health System of Cambridge has this week published its \Business Community News,\ which includes information about calories, fa- • tigue, and lifting as well as OSHA in formation about protecting workers in cold environments. The cold weather information for employers, drawn from OSHA fact sheets, reads as follows: As the weather becomes \frightful\ during winter months, workers who must brave the outdoor conditions face the occupational hazard o f exposure to the cold. Prolonged exposure to freez ing temperatures can result in health problems. The four environmental con ditions that cause cold-related stress are low temperatures, high/cool winds, dampness, and cold water Wind chill, a combination of temperature and ve locity, is a crucial factor to evaluate when working outside. Major risk factors o f cold-related stress Wearing inadequate or wet cloth ing, taking certain drugs or medica tions such as alcohol, nicotine, or caffeine, having a cold or certain dis eases: diabetes, heart, vascular, and thyroid problems, and/or being a male increases a person's risk to cold-related stresses, and becoming exhausted or immobilized. Aging is also a risk factor. Harmful effects o f cold \ Trench foot is caused by long, con tinuous exposure to a wet, cold environment. Frostbite occurs when the skin tis sue actually freezes. General hypothermia occurs when body temperature falls to a level where normal muscular and cerebral func tions are impaired. While hypothermia is generally associated with freezing temperatures, it may occur in any cli mate where a person's body tempera ture falls below normal. Personal protective clothing is per haps the most important step in fighting the elements. Wear at least three layers of clothing: An outer layer to break the wind and allow some ventilation; a middle layer o f down or wool to absorb sweat and retain insulation when wet; and an Inner layer o f cotton or synthetic weave to allow ventilation. Pay special attention to protecting feet, hands, face and head. Footgear shoidd be insulated to protect against cold and dampness. Engineering controls in the work place through a variety of practices help reduce the risk of cold-related injuries. Use an on-site source of heat, shield work areas from drafty or windy condi tions, provide a heated shelter for em ployees who experience prolonged exposure to equivalent wind-chill tem peratures and use thermal insulating material on equipment handles when temperatures drop below 30 degrees Safe work practices, such as changes in work schedules and prac tices, are necessary to combat the ef fects o f exceedingly cold weather Allow a period o f adjustment to the cold. Always permit employees to set their own pace and take extra work breaks. Reduce, as much as possible, the number o f activities performed out doors. Ensure that employees remain hydrated. Establish a buddy system for working outdoors, and educate employ ees to the symptoms of cold-related stresses. The quiet symptoms o f potentially deadly cold-related ailments often go undetected. Knowing the facts on cold exposure and a few simple guidelines can ensure that this season is a safe and healthy one. It should be noted that the recom mendations concerning personal protect tive clothing relate only to cold temperatures. If a person is wearing down and/or cotton and becomes wet in cold weather, the down and the cotton lose their insulating qualities and actu ally draw temperature away from the body. A person wearing damp down or wet cotton will quickly chill and face potential hypothermia, no matter how many other layers of clothing he or she wears. Those who must work outside in winter should avoid garments contain ing down dr cotton. So called pile \fleece\ and other man-made materials are much better than either cotton or down because they absorb very little moisture. lee rink is ready for use Wednesday morning members of the Greenwich Department of Public Works flooded the village skating rink on Woodlawn Avenue with water, which will have set up nicely as ice by the time this notice is published. Current weather forecasts indicate that good skating should be in the offing for sòme time to come, particularly if eager skaters and hockey players take time to help every one who uses the rink by clearing what ever snow may fall in the next few days or any time else when it snows in the weeks ahead. Everyone who uses the rink should observe the posted rules. Hockey players, in particular, have to be con siderate of others who wish to enjoy the facility. National radio program looking for talent National Public Radio's Garrison Keillor has announced A Prairie Home Companion's 6th annual \Talent from Towns Under 2000\ contest. Perform ers from \rural areas and towns\ with populations less than 2000 are encour aged to enter. In our area, residents of the towns of Cambridge, Hartford, Hebron, and Jackson certainly qualify. Depending upon the program's interpretation of \town talented folks from the villages of Argyle, Cambridge, Greenwich, and Salem could be eligible. So too might be people from Easton outside the vil lage o f Greenwich. To enter, contestants can send a compact disc or an audio cassette (but not a video cassette) with a three- minute sample of their best perform ance to A Prairie Home Companion at 45 Easrt 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55101. They are to clearly mark the envelopè \T-TUTT.\ Entries must be received in Minnesota no later than February 5. The winner of the Talent from Towns Under 2000 contest receives \the coveted Silver Water Tower Tro phy\ and a monetary' prize. Contestants from years past have in cluded a yodeling grandmother, an eleven'year-old singing sensation, an eight-piece marimba band, an electric' guitarist, blues singers, and old-time bands. Last year's winner was a 17-y'ear-old violinist, Jason Moody, from Dover, Idaho. This year's six finalists will be flown to New York City to perform live on the radio program. The broadcast is scheduled from Town Hall for April 15. Keillor comments, \When you play in a small town, you are playing in front of people who know you much too well - know all sorts of things about you - and one of the things that all of them are thinking as they watch you play is... 'If she were really any good, she wouldn't be here.'\ Here's a chance to play before people who don't know you and to show a national audi ence just how good you are. Speed, slippery road lead to accident Slippery road conditions and unsafe speed resulted in a personal injury mo tor vehicle accident in the town of Hampton early Sunday morning, Janu ary 16. Apparently, Richard H. Schillinger, 24, of Whitehall, was rounding a curve on Chapman Road when he lost control of his vehicle, crossed to the left side of the road, and into a pile of rocks along side the roadway. Allegedly Schil linger and five passengers got out of the vehicle and left the area. Two passengers were injured. Vanessa Wade, 20, of Castleton, Ver mont, suffered a broken arm, and Brian Raymond, 21, of Whitehall sustained a neck injury. Both were transported to Glens Falls Hospital by a private vehicle. Schillinger was ticketed for leaving the scene of an accident, failure to keep right, speeding, and no inspection. The accident was investigated by Sheriffs Deputy William J. Marcanto nia, assisted by New York State Police Trooper Robert Vananden and Sergeant Richard LaChapelle of the Whitehall police department. Where is it? Bulletin Board .................................. 10 Classifieds ......................................... 8 Crossword Puzzle..............................4 Editorial Features...............................4 Legal N otices.................................8,9 NEWCO............................................. 4 Sports........................ ......... ............... 7 Vicinities- Argyle ............. . ............................ 5 Cossayuna ..................................... 5 Eagle Bridge .............. . .................. 5 Easton .... . ..................................... 5 Greenwich ......... . ...................... 2,3 Rupert ......... . ................................ 5 Salem ............................................ 6 Schuylerville ..... . ........................ 10 Shushan ........................................ 6 WEATHER Once in ared moon... Tonight,Thurs day, if it's clear or partly cloudy, look for the lunar eclipse and the reddish tint of the moon as the eclipse becomes ffuill soon after II p.m. What follows is a report which our readers in Florida and other warm climes should enjoy... because they are mut here. After enjoying weeks of miW winter weather, we have had our first period of sustained cold. Only twice in die week past - last Wednesday and on Sunday - did the thermometer rise above die freez ing level. We have had temperatures at or below 0° on four mornings, ’with the season's coldest reading having come on Monday» (-18°). With readings in the lower digits and gusting winds, wind chill temperatures have often been from 18 to 30 degrees below 0° Earlier this week, at the top of Whiteface Mountain in Wilmin.gton. the wind chill was reported at more than minus 100°. During this period, which is not nearly as cold as similar such cold periods in other years, most business and activities have gone on as they normally would, but fewer people have been on the streets. On Monday, Martin Luthier King Jr. Day, a holiday from school, very few children were outside. The cold has had an impact in Cam bridge where, due to some furnace and pipe problems, Cambridge Central school delayed its opening on Wednesday for two hours and was forced to cancel sec ond grade classes altogether. Temperatures and conditions for the past week follow: January 2000 Date Conditions High Low 12 Clear and windy 36 30 13 Light snow (1+”) 30 10 14 Clear and cold 8 0 15 Clear - chilly - frigid 31 -2 16 Mostly cloudy 34 10 17 Clear and cold — bitter wind 12 -18 18 Partly cloudy 2 -8 Possible help available fos;heaiing problems Washington County residents need ing assistance with heating problems, insulation, air sealing, and, or furnace repairs should contact Energy Services, Washington County EOC. 3'83 Broad way, Fort Edward 12828-1015. Assistance might be available under certain guidelines. Planning for craft fair The Greenwich Elks Lodge #2223 Auxiliary will hold their ansiual Craft Fair - Craft Fair 2000 - on Saturday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the lodge. Admission will be free. Crafters who wish to obtain an ap plication or further information should contact “Donna (Mrs. Donald) Blair or Karen (Mrs. Leonard) Squires in Greenwich. Audition openings Auditions for the Stiliwaiei Players Among Others for Neil Simon's com edy, Rumors , will be held at Joyce's Log Cabin on February 1 and 2, from 7-9 p.m. The group is looking for four couples ranging in age from mid twen ties to sixties and two cops. Dinner Theater at Joyce's will open in April for eight performances. For information, contact Brian Gronczniak at 15 High, Stillwater, NY We've heard that temperatures tend to be colder when the moon is near to or full. Then there is the blue moon. The ex pression \once in a blue moo n1\ has long been a familiar one. It refers to-the infre quency of a fall moon occurring twice in a month. This past year this phenomenon occurred twice. Thursday night we will be treated to a bright red moon, if forecasters ar e cor rect. There will be a lunar eclipse start ing at 10 p.m. Thé last one in this area occurred in 1994. By aroun<l 11 p.m. it should be approaching totality, and itwill be over by about 12:30 a.m. The moon will be red because some sunlight will rebound from the earth's at mosphere and reach the moots. The red glow results from the low angje that the light raysiilter to the moon from the earth. A lunar eclipse results when our planet passes between the moon and the sun and the earth's shadow falls directly across the moon's surface. New York to issue new license plates Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Richard Jackson, NYS Superintendent of Police James McMahon and Lt. Governor Mary O. Dono-hue show the new plate. The State of New York will be issuing new license plates beginning in October 2000 and ending in 2002. It will take the two year period as the licenses will be issued when car registration is paid. Registration is for a two year period. Tlie new plates, as shown, feature Niagara Falls, the Adirondacks and the New York City skyline at the top with New York overlaying the mountains. In the middle are three letters, a smal l map of the state and four digits. The bottom features the words, The Empire State. The plates are in two shades of blue on a white background. Miss Liberty' has been retired. ACC Foundation presented a gift of SI million Tlie Adirondack Community College (ACC) Foundauon has received a gift.of $1 million from J. Buckley Bryan, Jr. of Bolton Landing, an ACC alumnus and noted local philanthropist. Louis H. Buck, executive director of the ACC Foundation, said the gift is to be used by the college to support substantial improvements or additions to the busi ness Mid technology programs. Th.fi college is exploring the feasibility ot jeveral new miuatives including the de velopment of a program focusing on entrepreneurism and the establishment of a regnunal incubator program for smafi business. Buck said the donations of $200,000 will hi made over each of the next five years totaling $1 million. An Liutial gift of $200,000 was pre sented to the Foundation in December. ‘This is the biggest gift the Founda tion has ever received, by far,” said Buck. “We lire grateful to Mr. Bryan for his con tinued support of the Foundation, the col lege rad its programs.” The college has been the recipient of Bryan’s largesse in thg past. In 1988, he funded the Helen Mooney Bryan Schol arship, a $25,000 scholarship fund estab lished through the foundation in honor of his mother. Bryan is currently working with the town of Bolton to establish a Bol ter, Land ing Veterans Memorial which %vill be funded b> a recent donation he made to the tow n for that specific purpose . He is a retired commercial airline pilot and former U S. Navy officer and aviator He is past president of the board of directors of the Lake George Association and has been active in civic groups such as die Warren-Washington Advocacy . Re spite and Community Living Services, the Bolton Planning Board, and the Bolton Landing Volunteer Fire Department. Bryan earned associate degrees in busi ness administration and psy chology from ACC, a bachelor’s degree in finance from SUNY Regents College and a master’s degree in leadership and administration from SUNY Plattsburgh. Blood supplies at a low, donations are needed Area hospitals continue to use blood at a faster rate than volunteer blood do nors are giving. The American Red Cross has renewed its call for healthy people to give blood on Friday, January 2 1 at tine Congregational Church, Cor ner of Gilchrist Hill Road in South Hartford from 1 to 6 p.m. Sixty units of blood at this blood dnvc are needed. Right now, literally every unit of blood on the blood drive schedule is already destined for a hos pital patient. Earlier this week the Red Cross is sued a nationwide appeal for blood do nors. Blood supplies are short across America as a result of some drop-off in donations during the holiday season and a severe flu outbreak that is affect ing laore than half the states, including New York and Pennsylvania. Early January often finds hospitals calling for more blood as patients who postponed surgeries over the holiday season begin to enter the hospital and patients with chron ic conditions return for continued i treatment. Supervisors will meet The Washington County Board of Supervisors will meet on Friday, January 21, at 10 a.m. in their meeting room at the county office complex in Fort Edward. Committee meeting Two meetings of County Board Committees are scheduled for today. Thursday, January 20. There will be a meeting of the Hu man Services Committee at 10 a.m., immediately followed by a meeting of the Public Building arid Grounds Com mittee. Both are scheduled to meet in the Urge conference room, Building B in Fort Edward. . Prior to these meetings, at 8 a.m., at the same location, there will be an ori- entatiom meeting for the newly elected supervisors. New donors are needed. Less than five percent of the population donates blood, although many more are eligible to do so. New donors have about a one- in-two chance o f having ty'pe O blood, 1 the blood type hospitals need most. Reserves of type O blood have dropped to just a 24-hour supply at both metropolitan hospitals and Red Cross blood centers. The Red Cross likes to maintain a three-day supply of all blood types at both hospitals and its own blood centers. Type O blood has been in such demand that, hospitals ar<? required to consult with a Red Cross physician before a transfusion of type O blood is authorized. Blood donors need to be at least 17 years old. weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. The Red Cross encourages donors to make and keep appointments to give blood. Scheduled appointments help Red’ Cross staff provide high-quality service to donors and make the blood donation process as quick as possible. Southwest to % out of Albany Congressman John E. Sweeney (R/C-Clifton Park) joined other elected officials and community leaders in wel coming Southwest Airlines to Albany International Airport on Tuesday, Janu ary 18. Ron Ricks of Southwest Air lines will officially announce the details of Southwest's service to Albany at the event. After almost two years of negotia tions, Southwest announced it would begin service from Albany in May. Senate Majority Leader Bruno and Congressman Sweeney both met exten sively with Southwest in the effort to bring the carrier to Albany. Southwest is expected to bring more daily flights and low er fares to Albany by increasing competition.