Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on September 13, 1990 · Page 1
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Who's in the news There is good news today in The Indiana Gazette about the following area people: Lee Ann Smith, Nicole Lynn Putnam, Denise L. Hafer, Alexa Bell, Allison Pavlick, Tara Rolling, Jason Cook, Judith Radell. MONDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2003 Vol. 100 —No. 24 24 pages — 2 sections Pontiff's last trip? Pope John Paul H's physical struggles may make his pilgrimage to Slovakia his last foreign tour. PageB it talk An abandoned strip mine inTamaqua is at the center of a scientific and political debate. PageS Forecast www.indianagazette.com , cloudy tonight, low 51. Partly sunny Tuesday, high 72. SO cents Going with the flow Eastern Continental Divide runs through northern part of county By CHAUNCEY ROSS Gazette Staff Writer lust thinking about the Continental Divide conjures some awesome images. Maybe it brings to mind the majestic Rocky Mountains, the rugged, snowcapped slopes that set apart the rivers that empty into the Pacific Ocean from those that drain to the Gulf of Mexico. • Consider, too, the Eastern Continental Divide. It's an equally intricate geographic feature of North America that separates the waterways that flow east to the Atlantic Ocean from the ones that roll west to the heartland, the Mississippi River and the Gulf. This Continental Divide runs through the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Allegheny River. of North Carolina, the ____ Alleghenies of West Virginia and Sam Fet- PartS of Green, Montgomery and Banks townships are in the Susquehanna River watershed, where rivers empty into the Chesapeake Bay. Waterways in the rest of Indiana County drain west and south vide puts about 62 square miles of Green, Montgomery and Banks townships in the Susquehanna River watershed, where rivers empty into the Chesapeake Bay. Waterways in the rest of Indiana County drain west and south to the Allegheny River. CHEST CREEK, WEST BANK SUSQUEHANNA WATERSHED The Eastern Continental Divide runs through parts of Indiana, Jefferson and Ctearfield counties. The lofty concept hasn't escaped everyone on quiet Hemlock Lake Road, just a few miles northwest of Glen Campbell and near of the village of Smithport. "My granddad told me about it a long time ago," said Gary Smith, who lives about a mile south of Fetterman. Located on the east side of the road. Smith's ranch house has gently sloping front and back yards and very Likely sits right on the Continental Divide. termaris back yard in Banks Township. "You can tell in the wintertime," Smith The distinction was news to Fetterman said. "You come up here ... and you've got when it was mentioned to him recently. a couple of inches of snow, but you drop "Is there any money involved?" Fetter- down over the hill halfway to Glen Camp- Quadrunner riders often take in '^™ il " H ' "•" ' "IS^o^ Well... maybe bragging rights. Cutting through the northeastern corner of Indiana County, the Continental Di- about all we've got out here." Continued on page 12 ship, perhaps not realizing it Is the (Gazette photos the great view on a Road in Banks Town- Continental Divide, by Michael Henninger) Sandy Scott, left, examined a map made with satellite imagery and topographic data, which shows the Continental Divide crossing her childhood home along Hemlock Lake Road where her mother, Dorothy E/bel, right, still resides. Cherry Tree linked to Chesapeake Grant recognizes river's impact on bay's health Federal and state grants totaling $50,000 will fund a park and boat launch on the West Branch Susquehanna River in Cherry Tree. (Conservation District photo) By CHAUNCEY ROSS Gazette Staff Writer CHERRY TREE—This is the water that those succulent Baltimore crabs grow up swimming in, making new crabs in and, eventually, get steamed in. It gurgles out of the ground in northern Cambria County, meets up with a few creeks and rushes on through the town of Cherry Tree, taking form as the West Branch Susquehanna River. Never mind that this water still is hundreds of twisting miles away from flowing into crab heaven — the Chesapeake Bay. The National Park Service thinks highly enough of Cherry Tree to award the town a $25,000 grant that will help to make improvements on the headwaters of the Susquehanna. Cherry Tree is among more than 120 parks, ports, trails and refuges that make up the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, according to the park service. With a matching grant of $25,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Cherry Tree will build a canoe access point and park along the West Branch Susquehanna River Water Trail, ac- cording to Cherry Tree Borough Secretary Barbara Frantz. The launch point in Cherry Tree will be one of few that are available to boaters along the uppermost 40 miles of the West Branch Susquehanna River. At Cherry Tree and dozens of other so-called Bay Gateways spread over six states and the District of Columbia, the $1.3-million grant program is intended to educate residents and visitors about the history and conservation efforts associated with the Chesapeake Bay. Although the town is more than 250 miles away from the bay, what happens in Cherry Tree is felt all the way downstream, according to Jonathan Doherty, the director of the Na- Continued on page 12 INSIDE Deaths Obituaries on page 4 BOOTH, Evelyn L., 78, Indiana LAWER, John George, 82, Clymer RODGERS, Virginia Mae, 82, Blairsville SHIRLEY, Robert Carlisle, 89, Black Lick WADDING, Stanley F. "Shadow," 86, Kittanning RR 5 WHITE, Marie, 69, Kittanning RD2 Teddy "In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play." — Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher (1844-1900) This newspaper is printed on recyclable paper. Please recycle. Newspaper contents copyright © 2003 Indiana Printing and Publishing Co.. Indiana, Pa. Pricey drive Pennsylvania Turnpike officials say an increase in tollbooth fees is past due. PageS Shooting suspect A 24-year-old man was arrested in the fatal shooting of an older sister of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams. Page? Moose's memoirs A book detailing former police chief Charles Moose's account of last year's sniper shootings goes on sale. Page 9 Index Classifieds 21-24 DearAbby 21 Entertainment 11 Family 10 Lottery numbers 2 The Mini Page 19,20 Sports 13-17 Stocks... 4 TV-Comics 18 Viewpoint 6 Winning artists at New Growth Winners of the Open Arts Exhibit at the New Growth Arts Festival: Best of Show: Malcolm Hermann for "Love Seat." Emma Jacobs Award: Jill Thompson, "The Call." Student category: Melissa Rising, "Leopard," first; Megan Pavlick, "The Cliffs," second. 3D: Lisa Perkovich, "The Bud Vase," first. Photography: David Young, "Pear and Gourds," first; Joy Fair- banks, "Nature's Design" second. No n-professional painting: Sarah Hower, "Bath Time," first; Patrick McKelyy, "Cabin in the Moonlight," second. Professional painting: Penny Ashley, "On a Fault Line," first; Mary Kay Richardson, "Le Mecani- cien," second; Gloria Hersh, "The Yellow Awning," third. Indiana Garden Club: Mitzi Lawer (student), Continued on page 4 Among the winners of the New Growth Arts Festival Open Arts Show who attended the opening reception Friday were, from left, Joy Fairbanks, David Young, Penny Ashley, Sarah Hower and Beverly Young. (Gazette photo by Teri Enciso) Suspects arrested in financing of raids Mohawk Caipet Month, Special Prices. Call Hot Roast Beef Sandwich, Stuffed Pepper Soup... Reeger's Farm, (724) 46&0440 Pepperoni Rolls, Wings... Tonight Ironwood Grill Your Internet Services, www.yourinter.net, The Preferred Internet Provider Of IUP (724) 46&0106. By PATRICK QUINN Associated Press Writer TIKRIT, Iraq — Guerrillas killed a U.S. soldier in a rocket-propelled grenade attack in central Baghdad today, and American forces arrested five men suspected of helping finance insurgents during raids on homes in Sad- dam Hussein's home town of Tikrit. The 1st Armored Division soldier, died of his wounds early today in a military field hospital, the military reported. He was the 156th U.S. soldier to die in Iraq More on Iraq, page 7 since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1. In heavy fighting before that date, 138 soldiers were killed. In Tikrit, the pre-dawn raids targeted three homes next to a highway that has seen 20 rocket- propelled grenade attacks on the U.S. military in the past two weeks. In the most recent attack Saturday, a guerrilla in a taxi fired a rocket-propelled grenade at an American convoy in downtown Tikrit, killing an Iraqi bystander and injuring two people. "These individuals are involved in financing Fedayeen activity and organizing ceils of resistance against U.S. forces," said Maj. Bryan. Luke of the Army's 4th Infantry Division. No shots were fired in the early morning raid. The 3 a.m. raid also captured assault rifles, pieces of an RPG and ammunition. Secretary of State Colin Powell visited a mass grave in Halabja to highlight perhaps the single biggest human-rights abuse of Saddam Hussein's regime — the chemical weapons murder of some 5,000 people in March 1988. The city is on the border with Iran 150 miles northeast of Baghdad. The Halabja massacre has been cited repeatedly by President Bush as an example of Sad- dam's brutality. It was in this Kurdish-dominated town that Sad- dam took revenge on the population for its perceived backing of Iran during the Iran-Iraq war, bombing them with deadly gas. Many of those attending the

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