Great Falls Man Gets 25 Years For String Of Burglaries – Montana Kaimin: Mt State Ap

Engineer sheds new light on Boston molasses disaster | Boston Herald

(AP) A Great Falls man who was found guilty of stealing tens of thousands of dollars in tools and personal items has been from garages and storage sheds has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. The Great Falls Tribune reports ( http://gftrib.com/14RCn3L ) District Judge John Warner called 31-year-old Robert Andrew Paliga a career thief during Monday’s sentencing and declined to suspend any of the prison time for the burglary and theft convictions. One victim testified that he lost $12,000 in tools and personal items from a storage shed while another said nearly $6,000 in tools and other items were taken from his garage.
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Joseph baseball program will be holding a fund raising event on Saturday, Jan. 17. All proceeds will benefit the Knights baseball team under first year head coach Cody Smith. The evening will begin at 4 p.m.
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In January 1919, a giant storage tank in the city’s North End ruptured, sending 2.3 million gallons of molasses pouring down city streets, killing 21 people. Ronald Mayville, a senior structural and metallurgical engineer with Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger in Waltham, has researched the disaster for years in his spare time. He tells The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/1wZdmKQ ) the walls of the tank were at least 50 percent too thin and the type of steel used was brittle because it contained a low amount of the chemical element manganese, making it more likely to crack. His research was featured in the September edition of Civil and Structural Engineer Magazine. ___
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