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By Ross Hetrick and Ross Hetrick,Sun Staff Writer | January 17, 1995
David C. Fatula's roots in the mountains of Western Pennsylvania run deep and strong.A native of Johnstown, Pa., Mr. Fatula grew up in the small industrial town and went to work for its major employer, Bethlehem Steel Corp. With his own hands, he built a comfortable home for himself, his wife and two children. About a year ago, he was elected mayor of the small borough of Brownstown, which has a population of 1,000.Now those roots are being stretched to their limit. Mr. Fatula has been forced into a nomadic life, working in Baltimore County at Bethlehem's Sparrows Point steel mill and then making the 195-mile trip home once or twice a week to attend to his duties as mayor and see his wife and two young children.
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By Julie Bell and Rona Kobell and Julie Bell and Rona Kobell,SUN STAFF | August 7, 2003
A physician from Arnold was killed yesterday morning when his single-engine airplane crashed in the foggy mountains of southwestern Pennsylvania. Ralph G. Rindfleisch, who Pennsylvania police said was flying alone, had taken off from Bay Bridge Airport in Stevensville on an early-morning flight, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman James Peters. Rindfleisch had been cleared for an instrument-aided approach to John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport when the tower there lost contact with him about 8 a.m., Peters said.
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By James M. Merritt | May 14, 1993
AS SOON as I saw Joe coming down his front steps I knew that, barring a miracle, this would be our last Preakness together. He had been facing the cancer bravely, but now, pallid as milk, he had lost his appetite and his gait was unsteady.It was May 13, 1939, a cool, miserable day with leaking skies and no promise of sun. As we drove to Pimlico, I told Joe I had two grandstand seats near the finish line, so all he had to do was get settled and I would take things from there."I won't be a burden, Jim," he said, "because I'm only gonna make one bet. I've got a C-note in my pocket to bet on Challedon in the big race.
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By Ross Hetrick and Ross Hetrick,Staff Writer | November 14, 1992
A deal to sell a Bethlehem Steel division, which includes the closed rod mill at Sparrows Point, is close to becoming a reality, according to officials of Ispat Group of Calcutta, India.In a press release distributed this week, Ispat officials said they were "in an advanced stage of negotiations" with Bethlehem to buy its bar, rod and wire division. That division includes Bethlehem's rod mill in Baltimore County, which had a work force of 350 before it was shut down Aug. 14.In addition to the rod mill, negotiations involve steel mills in Johnstown, Pa., and a 13-inch bar mill in Lackawanna, N.Y. The largest operation in the division is the Johnstown operation, which employed 1,950.
FEATURES
July 20, 1999
Today in hisory: July 20In 1881, Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull, a fugitive since the Battle of the Little Big Horn, surrendered to federal troops.In 1944, German officials tried to assassinate Adolf Hitler with a bomb at his Rastenburg headquarters. The explosion only wounded the Nazi leader.In 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon.In 1977, a flash flood hit Johnstown, Pa., killing 80 people and causing $350 million in damage.
BUSINESS
By Ross Hetrick and Ross Hetrick,Staff Writer | November 24, 1992
Bethlehem Steel Corp. yesterday announced that it has signed a letter of intent to sell its bar, rod and wire division to Ispat Mexicana S.A. de C.V., part of the Ispat Group of Calcutta, India.The price of the proposed sale was not disclosed.The deal includes the rod mill at the Sparrows Point in Baltimore County, which had a work force of 350 before it was shut down Aug. 14. The division also includes steel mills in Johnstown, Pa., and a 13-inch bar mill in Lackawanna, N.Y. The largest operation in the division is the Johnstown operation, which employed 1,950.
BUSINESS
By Deidre Nerreau McCabe | January 22, 1995
London chain to install Micros cash registersMicros Systems Inc. officials announced that Whitbread PLC, a London-based restaurant and brewery chain, will install about $6 million of its computerized cash registers in more than 300 restaurants and hotels.The equipment will be manufactured at Micros Systems' plant in Beltsville and installed over the next two years, said Peter J. Rogers Jr., director of marketing.Introduced in 1989, the touch-screen, computerized system is used in more than 15,000 locations worldwide, according to Micros Systems, a public company that is majority-owned by Westinghouse Electric Corp.
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By Julie Bell and Rona Kobell and Julie Bell and Rona Kobell,SUN STAFF | August 7, 2003
A physician from Arnold was killed yesterday morning when his single-engine airplane crashed in the foggy mountains of southwestern Pennsylvania. Ralph G. Rindfleisch, who Pennsylvania police said was flying alone, had taken off from the Bay Bridge Airport in Stevensville in an early morning flight, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman James Peters. He had been cleared for an instrument-aided approach to the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport when the tower there lost contact with him about 8 a.m., Peters said.
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By Ellen Uzelac and Ellen Uzelac,Sun Staff Correspondent | November 7, 1990
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- Incumbency unfashionable? Ask eight-term Representative John P. Murtha.The usually unflappable Democrat was so alarmed by the results of an unexpectedly bruising primary election that he dumped his campaign slogan: "Experience Makes It Happen."Experience, many voters here agreed yesterday, was not the attribute to showcase in an election year that will be remembered for a far different battle cry: Throw the rascals out."It's more a matter of voting against than voting for -- more so this year than ever," said Corinne Wright, a church secretary here.
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October 23, 1999
Robert E. Holt, 87, lawyer, Social Security employeeRobert Earl Holt, a Parkville lawyer who specialized in family law, died Oct. 16 of heart failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 87.Mr. Holt, who in recent years practiced law from his Parkville residence, had been a partner in the Catonsville law firm Holt, Lee and Agelhoff.In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Holt had been a field representative for the Social Security Administration from 1945 until retiring in 1970.He was an outreach worker for the city Commission on Aging, and worked on the agency's radio show, which aired on WFBR-AM radio during the 1970s and 1980s.
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