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22 Aug
It is against state policy to ...

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 96 15:27:36 -0700
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Subject: It is against state policy to ...

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   ANDREAS, Pa. (AP) - Workers repairing a stretch of roadway paved
straight over a dead deer that one official says was hard to miss.
   A gooey spread of oil and rocks covers the deer's head, neck and
shoulders along Route 895.
   ``The deer was lying there dead for three to four weeks,'' said
Keith Billig, mayor of nearby Bowmanstown, about 65 miles northwest
of Philadelphia. ``I never saw anything like that before in my
   It is against state policy to pave over a deer, said Walter
Bortree, a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation engineer.
   ``We do not routinely oil and chip over deer kill,'' Bortree
said. ``If in fact the deer was in the work area, it should have
been removed before the work was done.''
   Bortree said the private contractor that did the work for the
state probably missed seeing the deer because it was on the edge of
the road.
   But Billig said the animal is in plain view.
   ``You can't miss it,'' he said. ``It's in a straightaway. If
they couldn't see it, then they can't see the numbers on their
checks either.''

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