Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on October 27, 2002 · Page 8
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Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania · Page 8

Indiana, Pennsylvania
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Sunday, October 27, 2002
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A-8- Sunday, October 27, 2002 Open House Highway People walked and rode bikes along a nearly completed section of Interstate 99 near Bellefonte Saturday, as they took advantage of PennDOT's "Roll and Stroll on trie New Interstate 99." Trie 4.7-mile section; open only to pedestrians, is part of an 8-mile section that runs between Bellefonte and State College, scheduled to open for traffic before Thanksgiving. (AP photo) STATE (gazette More pilots face layoff PITTSBURGH (AP) — US Airways plans to lay off 471 more pilots by May to offset rising fuel costs and continued weakness in the airline industry. The bankrupt airline previously said it would lay off 286 pilots by next month. The planned cuts — 326 by Jan. 7 and another 145 by May — would mark a 30-percent reduction in pilots since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, said the Air Line Pilots Association. If all the furloughs go through, the Arlington, Va.-based airline will have trimmed about 1,800 of 6,000 pilots it had before the attacks. "They are cutting pilots to the point where it reaches people who have been here 15 years," said Roy Freundlich, a spokesman for the pilots' union. "That's a tremendous hit when you cut like that." U.S. Airways also plans to furlough 915 more flight attendants by December, although most would be Troubled resort to give it one more try UGONIER (AP) —After an aborted Internet auction and a land deal, a cash-strapped historic ski resort, once known as the "Ski Capital of Pennsylvania," will open this season. But next year is up to Mother Nature. Operators of the Laurel Mountain Ski Resort say they will open the resort in December. Balmy winters and the fact that not many people knew the resort reopened after being closed for almost a decade led to questions about the resort's future. "We are back. We're going to be running," said manager Jim Darr. Owner George Mowl, who took over the Ligonier property in 1998, said this summer he was more than $1 million in debt. The lodge's electricity was cut due to unpaid bills and the resort was briefly for sale on Internet auction site eBay, although Mowl said the listing was only intended to attract investors. After those efforts failed, Mowl opted to sell about 5 percent of property he owns in the Laurel Mountain Village, a housing tract near Laurel Mountain, to pay operating expenses this year. Mowl sold 25 nearby home lots to a Pittsburgh developer for $375,000 and has received $75,000 from the sale so far. The deal "should be finished next week. That's what saved us," Mowl said. While the resort will be open, it won't be skiing as usual. The resort will close on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and will only have about 110 employees, down from a high of 150 in past years. But Mowl said he hopes the resort will draw more than 60,000 skiers mis season, the biggest draw for the resort since it reopened. Mowl also said he can't rule out an eventual sale. "If we don't get the snow, I'll be in trouble," Mowl said. "I can't sustain these losses." The resort was once part of the Rolling Rock Club, a private resort where the elite used horse-drawn sleighs instead of ski lifts. The land was given to the state in 1962 by Richard King Mellon, the conserva- tionist chairman of Mellon Bank, and passed through several concessionaires before being closed completely between 1989 and 1998. Skiing buffs say Laurel Mountain is unique. Many say it isn't technically a resort because Laurel Mountain offers few of the amenities expected at modern ski destinations. At 900 feet, the slopes have some of the greatest vertical drops in Pennsylvania and some of the most challenging terrain. The black-diamond Upper Wildcat slope run feeds expert skiers into the double-black diamond Lower Wildcat below. Operators say it is the steepest continuos skiing slope in Pennsylvania. Riot cameras opposed STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State students demonstrated at campus gates Friday against downtown surveillance cameras. The Borough Council voted in April to seek bids for at least two cameras to be installed on East Beaver Avenue in reaction to campus rioting. About 15 students posted at the university's gates urged passers-by to sign petitions against the cameras. The students held signs with slogans that included "1984, Brought to You by the State College Borough Council" and "Beaver Avenue Doesn't Need Babysitting." State College has seen three downtown riots in the last four years, two during the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts and one after Penn State University's men's basketball team was eliminated from the NCAA tournament in 2001. Michael Mariervai, American Civil Liberties Union coordinator, said a stronger police presence in town has reduced the threat of street disturbances and the need for cameras. Old theater still alive STATE COLLEGE (AP) —A 64-year- old theater in State College could get a new life, if a group hoping to turn the structure into a center for performing arts has its way. The State Theatre closed in 2001. Now, (he "Save the State" campaign wants to renovate the town landmark into a $3 million center that would host independent and foreign films, concerts and theatrical attractions. "You go to a bar, and you see a bad cover band," said Jonathan Snively, 22, of State College. "You could come here and see something worthwhile." Locals toured the theater Friday, as the group worked to bring attention to its cause. "Films stayed about half a week before they brought new ones in," said Charles Smith, recalling the theater's early days. The State shut down in April 2001, a casualty of the Carmike Cinemas bankruptcy. "It's important to me that the downtown stays vibrant, active," said Maryann Eberle, of Ferguson Township, who has a downtown business. The "Save the State" group must raise $2.4 million by Dec. 31, 2003, and has raised more than $100,000 so far, organization President Mike Negra said. TOTAL ANYTIME MINUTES FOR WHENEVER YOU FEEL LIKE TALKING. With Local DigitalChoice® Get 1C A ATOTAL ANYTIME MINUTES We never stop working for your 500Any,ime+1000n\fcmobile to tall other lotal Verizon Wireless customers within the kxal mobile to mobile rate area. Nationwide Long Distance Included whpn calling from your home ainime rate area 4000 NIGHT & WEEKEND HOME AIRTIME MINUTES for just monthly access All included every month as long as you remain on the plan. With a 2 year Customer Agreement. EXCLUSIVELY AT VERIZON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS STORES AND RADIOSHACK Save$ioo°° on a Motorola T72G phone $299." 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Hook and other union officials have said they don't expect many layoffs because more than 915 flight attendants volunteered to be furloughed. On Tuesday, airline officials told creditors they would need to trim annual costs by up to $1.6 billion a year — nearly $400 million more than previous estimates — to return to profitability. U.S. Airways previously said it needed to reduce its annual costs by $1.2 billion a year to become a profitable venture. Last year, US Airways lost $2.1 billion on revenue of $8.3 billion. Company attorney John W. Butler Jr. told creditors that the airline already has achieved $1.3 billion in annual savings, mostly by renegotiating labor contracts. While the airline promised not to seek additional contract concessions from its labor groups, the pacts did not protect employees from layoffs and furloughs. "The airline continues to be faced with the difficult decision of implementing additional furloughs brought on by the prolonged industry recession and the steady drop in revenues impacting virtually every major carrier," airline spokesman David Castelveter said. US Airways has also reduced its fleet from 300 to 279 jets and has room under contracts to wean its fleet to 245 planes. FOOTBALL CONTEST OFFICIAL ENTRY For Games Ending Nov. 3, 2002 Name Address. City Zip STATE Phone Mail to The Indiana Gazette, "FOOTBALL CONTEST" P.O. Box 10, Indiana, PA 15701 or deliver in person by 12 noon Friday of the contest weekend. J am currently a Gazette Subscriber Q YES Q NO Pick the winner (or a tie) in each game. (Note: There are no ties in High School or College Games.) Q. 1. Northern Cambria . . . atCambria Heights . . QQ Q. 2. Springdale at West Shamokin . . . QQ Q. 3. IUP '•.,.. at Shippensburg QQ Q. 4. Illinois at Penn State QQ Q. 5. Pitt at Virginia Tech QQ Q. 6. West Virginia at Temple QQ Q. 7. Boston College at Notre Dame QQ Q 8. Maryland at North Carolina . Q. 9. Texas A&M at Oklahoma State Q 10. Colorado at Oklahoma Q 11. Nebraska at Texas Q12. **Georgia at Florida ... .QQ .QQ .QQ QQ QQ Q 13. Florida State at Wake Forest QQ Q 14. Tennessee at South Carolina QQ Q 15. Eagles at Bears QQ Q16. Patriots at Bilis Q17. Rams at Cardinals Q18. 49ers at Raiders . Q19. Jaguars at Giants . . Q 20. Steelers at Browns . QQ QQ QQ QQ QQ **Game of the Week: TIE BREAKER: PREDICT THE TOTAL POINTS SCORED IN THE FEATURE GAME OF THE WEEK MM BOB'ss STEREO Rt. 286 S., Indiana 724-349-5285 R.J. BUGGEY'S EXXON 5th & Phila. Sts., Indiana 724-463-3851 CAROL'S CARPET WORLD Juneau, PA 814-938-8687 FEZELL'S SHOP 'n SAVE 475 S. 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