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2—The Daily Collegian Thursday, April 21, 1983
By TONY PHYRILLAS
Collegian Staff Writer
The Downtown Improvement District Committee is
recommending the State College Municipal Council
levy a special tax on downtown businesses to help
finance the proposed Fraser Street parking garage.
The committee, appointed by the council last year to
consider alternative ways to finance the proposed
garage, made its latest recommendation at a meeting
The ad hoc committee composed of municipal
officials, property owners and local businessmen
unanimously approved the recommendation to tax
downtown businesses. The committee is chaired by
State College Mayor Arnold Addison.
The council is scheduled to consider the committee's
recommendation at its May 2 meeting.
A previous recommendation made by the committee
to levy higher taxes on businesses closest to the Pugh
and proposed Fraser Street garages was dropped after
Municipal Solicitor Robdt K. Kistler told the council
that taxing by proximity is illegal.
Although the committee believes it has finished its
work now that the latest recommendation has been
made, it could conduct • additional meetings if the
council wants other financing proposals to be dis
cussed, Municipal Manager Carl B. Fairbanks said.
The committee's recommendation calls for tax reve
nue of $65,000 to be collected from downtown businesses
each year for five years to help finance the $3.3 million
The tax would be levied based on the assessed value
of a particular commercial property in the downtown
business district, Fairbanks said.
"The committee believes the business community
would accept the taxing proposal," Fairbanks said.
The downtown business district includes 469 parcels
between Atherton and Hetzel streets and between
College and Beaver avenues, that would fall under the
tax, Finance Director Ronald A. Davis said.
The owner of each parcel a section of land that has
a single owner but may have several businesses on it
would be responsible for paying the tax, Davis said.
The average assessment per business would fall
between $2OO and $5OO each year, Davis said. The
Sheraton Penn State, 240 S. Pugh St., would be assessed
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Committee suggests business tax
the most money $2,859 under the taxing plan
Each of about 240 residential condominiums in the
business district would be assessed $25 a year. Owner
occupied residential properties would not be affected
by the tax.
The Committee is also recommending that parking
rates in the Pugh Street garage and for on-street
meters be raised as part of the garage's financing
Rates in the Pugh Street garage would increase from
25 to 35 Tents per hour, while metered parking would
increase from 25 to 30 cents per hour.
The increased rates could take effect before the end
of summer, Fairbanks said.
The borough expects a $109,000 profit from parking
operations in 1983, but a deficit in financing the new
garage is still projected for at least the first five years,
The $65,000 raised by the tax would go to cover that
The special business tax could decrease during the
five-year period depending on the size of the deficit and
the tax would be dropped when the garage breaks even,
Although the committee unanimously recommended
the taxing plan, downtown land owners could appeal
the tax if the council passes it.
Landowners would have 30 days after the council
passes the tax to file a petition in court opposing the
tax. However, under state law, a successful court
challenge of the tax would require opposition of the tax
by 51 percent of the owners of downtown property.
The four-level garage to be Wilt in the 100 block of
South Fraser Street, on an existing off-street municipal
parking lot would accommodate 322 cars. Commer
cial space would be reserved on the ground level of the
The financing committee had discussed two alterna
• The borough could sell a $3.3 million bond issue to
area business people at 7.2 percent instead of offering it
to an investment firm at 9.5 percent.
• The borough could enter into a lease-back
agreement with a Pittsburgh-based group. The group
would build the garage under the borough's supervision
and would lease the garage back to the borough.
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Insight 'B3 examines careers
for business students' future
By LISA CARLSON
Collegian Staff Writer
University alumni representing
companies including Kodak, Mellon
Bank and American Bell; are sched
uled to speak today about business
career opportunities during Insight
Insight 'B3, formerly known as Ca
reer Day, is sponsored by the College
of Business Adminstration Student
Council in cooperation with the Col
lege of Business Administration.
Event chairman Greg Pautler said
the alumni will participate on panels,
consisting of three or four representa
tives of companies from each major
area of the College of Business Ad
"All the speakers are University
alumni, and we had to try for a cross
section of specific companies and
male and female representatives,"
said Pautler, also chairman of the
student council. "We feel we came up
with a good cross-section of people
whose companies regularly recruit
from the University."
Each panelist will talk for about 10
to 15 minutes about his field and his
specific day-to-day job responsibili
ties, he said
The speakers will also touch on
hints for job hunting, interviewing
and what to expect in the real world,
Eleven of the 31 speakers are mem
bers of the Board of the College of
Business Administration at the Uni
versity. Pautler said many of these
board members are presidents of
corporations or entrepreneurs.
"They bring first-hand experience
with them and they are familiar with
the curriculu'm here and can suggest
classes that would be the most help
ful," Pautler said.
The speakers are of various age
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groups and positions. They range
from corporation presidents with
years of experience to 1982 University
graduates who are completing their
first year on the job.
The program will consist of three
identical one-hour afternoon sessions
at 1, 2:15 and 3:30. Each session will
consist of eight different panel dis
cussions held simultaneously in va
rious areas of the HUB.
The panels, their meeting places
and representatives are: .
• Business Logistics in 225 HUB
with Jay Best, vice president of'Kop
pers.Co.; .Phillip Hillen, senior trans
portation adviser with the U.S.
Army; Noreen Wasserman, distribu
tion analysist for M & M Mars Inc.,
and Susan Palumbo, materials hand
ling manager for American Hospital
• Economics in 320 HUB with Mi
chael Dooley, assistant director of the
Federal Reserve System; Richard
Karfunkle; president of Econoviews
International, and Richard Marean,
sales estimator of Eastman Kodak.
• Finance in 305 HUB with John
Beyer, president of Mid-State Bank;
J. Earl, Epstein; attorney with the
firm of Epstein, Beller and Shapiro;
Robert Szeyller, co-manager of Penn
sylvania Finance Group, Inc., and
Edward Wilson, account executive
with Kidder, Peabody and Co.
• Management in 307 HUB with
Edward Anchel, president of Sparko
matic Corp.; Paul Asplundh, senior
vice president of Asplundh Tree Ex
pert Co.; Robert Klein, chairman of
the board of Alliance Wall Corp., and
Ralph Peters, president BENATEC
o Marketing in 301 HUB with Rob
ert Ascah, account executive of
American Bell; Thomas Erickson,
sales representative with NRC Corp.;
James Meister, marketing manager
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• Private Accounting in the HUB
Gallery lounge with Joseph Bellas,
general auditor for Joy Manufactur
ing Co.; Susan Lower, accountant for
PPG Industries; Mary Ann Miller,
partner and CPA with Joseph Tarica
ni Co.; and Roseann Sieminski, Uni
versity financial officer.
• Public Accounting in the HUB
Assembly Room with Carol Coates,
auditor for Coopers and Lybrand;
Barry Faigen, senior auditor for
Touche Ross and Co.; Arthur Ram
icone, auditor for Deloitte, Haskins
and Sells, and Debra Yanosich, ac
countant with Arthur Anderson and
• Quantative Business Analysis in
323 HUB with Paul Hernandz-Cuebas,
branch manager of Wang Labs; Deb
orah Jackson, operations analysist
for Mello - xi Bank; Curtis Marlatt,
program analyist for Allegheny In
ternational Industries, and Katherine
Mucka, program• analyist for Air
Products and Chemicals Inc.
The name of today's program was
changed .to Insight 'B3 for two rea
sons, Pautler said. First, the council
wanted to get away from the high
school notion of a career day and
make it .more professional with a
program format. Also, the council
wants students to gain insight into the
realities of the business world, he
Co-chairman Lori Lindenberg said
those who have not chosen a major
may benefit from the discussions.
Students can also learn what a first
job can be like.
After the panel discussions, an open
house will be held from. 4:30 to 5:15 in
301 HUB during which all the speak
ers will be available to answer any
questions students may have.
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Schroeder favors ERA's economics
By MARCIA McGRATH
Collegian Staff Writer
The women's movement has made considerable
progress since the Revolutionary War and chang
ing attitudes in the 'Bos are furthering the cause
even more, U.S. Rep. Patricia Schroeder, D-Colo.,
"Every time this country has been in trouble, the
women have said, 'We'll do whatever it takes,' "
Schroeder, the first speaker in the Claster Lec
ture Series; which promotes the development of
women in central Pennsylvania, traced the evolu
tion of women's equality from Mary Goddard
who risked • a charge of treason and death by
publishing the Declaration of Independence when
many of her male counterparts refused to print it
to the Suffragettes who fought for women's right to
Schroeder said her mother had difficulty accept
ing the fact she attended Harvard Law School and
Schroeder admitted that when she was in college,
no woman even dreamed of serving in the House of
Schrcteder told a story of a 5-year-old girl she met
in the early '7os who said she wanted to become a
citizen of the Soviet Union. Schroeder said she
thought the remark was odd and upon investigation
learned that the girl knew that, at the time, only the
USSR had female astronauts. Therefore, the girl
concluded that to fulfill her dream of becoming an
astronaut she must be a Soviet.
"I see the 'Bos as very different than the '6os and
'7os," she said. "I see women across all socio
economic lines coming together and saying 'wait a
minute = the Equal Rights Amendment is an
economic issue.' "
"One woman in 10 will get through life deciding
whcther she wants to work," Schroeder said.
"Women were once told they could have a career or
marriage, not both. Now the economy demands
She added that if the present trend continues, the
heads of all .households classified as poverty level
will be female by the year 2000.
Schroeder said she is encouraged because, for
the first time, women are reflecting different
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attitudes in the polls .than men, and civil rights
groups, women's caucuses and men are working
together for passage of the ERA.
This type of pressure has enabled the ERA to be
reintroduced to the House and has paved the way
for an Economic Equity Act now before the House
that would provide equality for women in such
areas as insurance, pensions, inheritances and
Schroeder was critical of ERA opponents be
cause/they say it would require unisex bathrooms
and women to be drafted, neither of which are true;
The effect of these unfounded fears, she said, was
that women lost ground on advances in economic
She said she believes the reason President Rea
gan shows only mild concern about women's issues
is that each woman he knows is the one of every 10
Rep. Patricia Schrgeder
who do not have to work so he truly believes no
women have to work.
Schroeder said that although she was not raised
in the traditional sense that only prepared her for
motherhood, she had many inner conflicts when
she won the House seat no one predicted she could.
Six months later, after moving to Washington
with her husband and her 2- and 6-year-old chil
dren, Schroeder and her husband discussed the
silliness of their fears about moving. She said their
lifestyle is not how Good Housekeeping would
depict the average home, but she thinks it works
better than most.
Several people have questioned her ability to
raise a family while working, but Schroeder said,
"Caring about your family is not just making sure
they have homemade jellies; it might be better to
worry about acid rain and buy the jelly in the
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Ambassadors host tours at
Old Main open house today
By KAREN NAGLE
Collegian Staff Writer
It is formidable, blanketed by
mystique, and in , the heart of cam
pus. From within come'decisions
which have significant effects on
students' lives. Some' students
glance at its walls and wonder
what occurs inside.
Now is the chance to chip away
some of this aura surrounding Old
Main and discover what is behind
those decisions and statements
affecting so many students.
An Old Main Open House will be
hosted by the Penn State Lion
Athbassadors from 9:30 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. today.
Visitors will be guided by a Lion
Ambassador through various ad
ministrative offices, be introduced
to administrators and their func
tions, said Susan Sullivan, chair
woman of the Open House.
Offices to' be toured are: the
Alumni Association, Gifts and En
dowments, the Provost, Adminis
tration, Governmental Affairs,
Undergracluate Studies, Public In
formation . and Relations, Com
monwealth Campus System,
Planning and Budget, Business
and Development. Sullivan said
administrators in these offices will
be available to meet with visitors.
University President John W.
Oswald's office will not be open for
Tours will begin every 10 min
utes in Old Main's foyer, where
visitors can view murals depicting
the history of the University.
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Tours will conclude with a visit to
Old Main's bell tower, which will
be open until 4:30 p.m.
The Lion Ambassadors, is spon
sored by the Alumni Association
and the Office of Gifts and Endow
ments to promote the interests of
Penn State through recruitment,
public relations and special
events, Sullivan said. By hosting
the open house, she said they hope
to give students a better under
standing of what goes on inside
"We feel we are helping to
bridge the gap between students
and the administration, and are
taking some of the mystique out of
walking into Old Main," Sullivan
Kevin Murphy, president of the
Lion Ambassadors, said students
need a better understanding of
For instance, Murphy said, most
students have heard of Provost
Edward D. Eddy, but few know
what functions a provost per
"I think the better that students
understand that, •the better these
offices can serve them," he said.
The administrators have been
very encouraging in their support
of the Old Main Open House, Mur
Also, visitors are welcome to
walk through Old Main any time
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A survey
taken a few years ago found near
ly half of the students thought they
were not allowed to walk through
Old Main, he said.