Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on October 26, 2002 · Page 1
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Fearful relatives awaited word on the hostages after a siege in Moscow. Page 5. 28 pages — 2 sections A fire guts Kodak's Lounge in Clymer. Page 14. 50 cents SATURDAY OCTOBER 26,2002 Vol. 99 —No. 65 Who's in the news There is good news today in The Indiana Gazette about the following area people: Dan Dunlap, Clint Forsha, Luke Denning, Scott Weber, the Rev. Nicholas Wyborski, Melissa Kern, Kelly Wolff, Melissa Tagala. INSIDE Friday scores Fox Chapel 35 Indiana 20 Blairsville LaurelValley Saltsburg Purchase Line Apollo-Ridge Ford City Ligonier Valley Northern Cambria 42 6 26 12 11 10 10 0 Tyrone 20 Punxsutawney 12 Karns City 54 West Shamokin 0 Deny 20 Greensburg Salem 7 'Total superhero' Montgomery Police Chief Charles Moose, who led the sniper investigation, is being showered with praise. Page 5. Deaths Obituaries on page 4 MAGNELLI, Vivian Jean, 84, Saltsburg SHANK, Blair A. Sr., 79, Harrison City ZUZULIA, Margaret, 74, Indiana Forecast Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low of 40. Sunday will be partly sunny with a high of 52. Page 2. Index Classifieds 23-28 DearAbby 11 Entertainment 10 Family 12 Lottery numbers 2 Today in History 11 Religion 8-9 Sports 15-21 TV-Comics : 13 Viewpoint 6 Teddy "You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for ail humanity." — Marie Curie, Polish scientist (1867-1934) Newspaper contents copyright © 2002 Indiana Printing and Publishing Co., Indiana, Pa. Beef Sale! Hamburger And Patties, Friday And Saturday Only! Yarnick's Farm, (724)349-3904. Home Made Restaurant Weekend Specials... Saturday: :"HomeMade" LasagnaL. Sunday: Roast Turkey Dinner! Tonight Enjoy A Unique Dining Experience At Ironwood Grill... Open Sunday lla.m. For Lunch And Cold Six Packs To Go! Arm IUP police, students ask By CHAUNCEY ROSS Gazette Staff Writer As long as Indiana University of Pennsylvania has employed its own police force, officers have patrolled the campus with billy clubs and chemical mace as their only means of protection and control. Friday, students urged the university's council of trustees to reverse a longstanding policy and allow the officers to carry guns. The trustees did not respond to the remarks or discuss the matter as they completed their quarterly-meeting agenda, but university President Dr. Lawrence Pettit said afterward that he would make a recommendation to the council by the end of the academic year. "We don't feel comfortable and se- IUP is looking to become a national leader in homeland security training ... Page 14. cure," dormitory resident Julie DeMoss told the trustees. "There are weapons in the residence halls. There are armed robberies here. "This is not a Utopia." DeMoss, a senior, said that she represented "a number of students" but not an organization. She is a resident adviser, but said she was not speaking for the Office of Housing and Residence life. IUP Student Congress President Ira Goldberg, an advisory member of the trustees, said he disagreed with student congress' narrow vote Monday against a motion to recommend arming the campus police. "Personally, I am for it," Goldberg said. "I don't like guns and I wish they were all gone. But the police forces are there to react." IUP police routinely call armed Indiana Borough police officers to back them up when incidents involving guns are reported on campus. Goldberg, who said he was robbed at gunpoint near the student union in July, told the trustees that campus police shouldn't have to wait to begin an investigation. Mike Olivera, a man who looked to be in his 30s and described himself as a non-traditional student, said he was surprised that the no-guns poli- cy is not well-publicized. "There is no mention of the policy on the IUP Web site," Olivera said. "If this is a real issue, it should be made public. I'd like to see a larger, open debate." Historically, the trustees' sentiment — and that of most students — has been to keep the IUP police unarmed. The university administration stuck to the policy when the issue was debated in 1990 and 1994. "The context was quite different at that time," Pettit said. "The world has changed a bit since then. "There had always been resistance to arming them because people felt it wasn't appropriate to a campus, but since that time, university after university has armed their police all over the country ... in response to changing circumstances in our envi- IBOOOOOOO! Bride and groom Stacey Yosurack and Joe Burtick, center, with maid of honor Amber Noel and best man Lonnie Lowndes. The couple chose to be married in the haunted house at Mack Park because they have both worked as volunteers there. (Gazette photo by Thomas Slusser) Couple not spooked by marriage By TIFFANY SHEARER Gazette Correspondent A haunted chapel, black cloaks, costumes and a hearse. Sound like the ingredients of a wed- dingV Well, for one local couple, that's exactly what it was. Stacey Yosurack and Joe Burtick were married at 6 p.m. Friday at the haunted house in the I.S. Mack Community Center in White Township. The ceremony, performed by Reid Blystone of Creekside, was held in the chapel section of the haunted house, complete with stained-glass windows and an archway decoration of dangling body parts. Guests consisted of family and friends, some of whom got into the mood by wearing costumes such as a devil, a maiden and death-like figures. "We just wanted to do something different," Yosurack said. "This isn't the type of wedding you see every day." The bride, the daughter of Pete and Mary Yosurack of Indiana, emerged in a white wedding gown accompanied by a black cloak. The groom, the son of John and Bonnie Burtick of Dayton, dressed ail in black, topped off with a black trench coat. The wedding party consisted of three bridesmaids and three groomsmen. The bridesmaids, each of whom wore a long black dress and hooded cloak, were maid of honor Amber Noei and Karen and Lisa Yosurack, sisters of the bride. Groomsmen, who were also dressed'in black, were best man Lonnie Lowndes, Andy Gordish andTimFroum. They chose the haunted house as the location because both are volunteers there, Yosurack for eight years and Burtick for two. Yosurack sells tickets, runs the front booth, helps children get dressed and fills in wherever she is needed. Burtick works in billing and also does security. Yosurack and Burtick have known each other for about two years. They were introduced by the best man. Yosurack, 25, is an assistant manager for Shop'n Save, and Burtick, 26, works in construction. He also is a member of a four-man heavy metal band, Scarred. The couple was planning to hold a reception today and then leave for their honeymoon at Salem, Mass. "But we will be back for the closing weekend (of the haunted house) next weekend," Yosurack said. Don't forget to turn back clock WASHINGTON (AP) — With the backyard barbecue season winding to a close, it's time to say goodbye to daylight-saving time. Clocks shift back to standard time at 2 a.m. Sunday, local time, giving an extra hour of sleep to most people Saturday night — an extra hour of work to those who work the overnight. And the change means it will be dark an hour earlier next week when Halloween arrives, calling for extra caution on the part of drivers and those watching the children on their • rounds. Most people set their clocks back Fallback Daylight- saving time ends Sunday at 2 a.m,, so;* •' dont forget to set ybQr clocks ... back one hour. • AP before retiring Saturday evening. Those who don't, need to remember to set them back Sunday — or they'll be an hour out of sync with the rest of the community. If they still haven't remembered to do it by Monday morning, they could be an hour early for work. The time change affects most of the nation, but not Arizona, Hawaii, the part of Indiana in the Eastern time zone, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa. Those regions do not observe daylight-saving time, so they don't have to switch back. Daylight-saving time returns for the rest of the country April 6. ronment." Pettit wouldn't reveal his opinion, though. "I know what I feel and I told some of the trustees what I would recommend today, but I want to give the process an opportunity. I could be persuaded that I'm wrong and I want to be open-minded and listen to people who might feel differently." Nine of the university's 20 police officers attended the trustees' meeting. They offered no comment to the board and did not react to the students' remarks. "We strongly believe in the trustees' ability to make a good decision based on the facts," said officer Douglas Campbell, the steward for the campus police local of the Security Police and Fire Professionals of America union. Vote has firemen pumped $100 million bond issue on ballot By JOHN COMO Gazette Staff Writer Volunteer firefighters and emergency personnel in Indiana County and across the state will be keeping a close watch on election returns Nov. 5. A referendum will appear on the ballot that, if approved, would provide a special fund in the state budg- -:et to help fund volunteer fire companies and emergency services in the state. None of the volunteers contacted know what impact the passage of the Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services Referendum will have on them but they hope the voters give them a chance to find out. "Since there has never been funding set aside specifically in the state budget to assist volunteer fire companies and emergency services, we don't know what to expect," said Tom Stutzman of the Indiana County Emergency Management Agency and director of the Indiana County Fire Academy. "However, we have to get the people out to vole — and to have them vote yes — so the legislators can take a close look at doing something with it (the bond issue) if the referendum is passed." Currently, Stutzman said, volunteer fire companies and emergency service agencies can apply to the state Department of Economic and Community Development for grants, but the grants are difficult to obtain. Continued on page 14 Conning Sunday Band Fest canceled Band Fest 2002, scheduled for tonight at the Indiana Area Senior High School stadium, has been canceled because of poor field conditions. Mary I-Iaberl, coordinator of the band festival for llie Indiana High School Band Boosters, said the event was canceled because of the unavailability of another field. She said there is no plan to reschedule the festival at this time. A man and his dog Gazette staff writer Jason Levan put his dog, Cody, through the paces of a six-week obedience course. Or was it the other way around? Page A-1. Jeff Coleman The Republican from Apollo has a tough act to follow — his own. PageA-1. Audio Phonics Remote Car Starters... Beat The Rush! (724)465-9996. Clearance Sale Storewide! Reeger's Market, (724)4630440. -Glass And Antique Show/Sale, Best Western, Saturday And Sunday. Ham Dinner, Saturday 4-7 Marion Center Presbyterian Church. Do the 'Monster Mash' in a monster mask Why spend a fortune for a unique Halloween costume? There are spooky monster masks you can make yourself in this week's Leisure. PageE-1. Your Internet Services,, Buy Indiana County First, (724)463-0105. 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