Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on September 17, 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: Jill Jones, Josh Brennan, Trevor Henderson, John Buckshaw, Floyd Bottom, Nicole Sheree Aloise, Alley Janelle Bush, Ethan Ford Shankle, April L. Miller. THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2003 Vol. 100 —No. 27 28 pages —2 sections Inmates on the run The Middle Tennessee Correctional Complex hosted a marathon, opening it to inmates and outsiders. Page 11 Eek! A fossil offers clues to the life of a buffalo-sized rodent that lived 8 million years ago. Page 8 Forecast Rain with stiff wind tonight and a low of 61. Heavy rain Friday with a high of 69. 50 cents Schools shuffling football games By TONY COCCAGNA Gazette Sports Editor Area high school, football stadiums will be lit up this evening, and umbrellas will, hopefully, be kept down. Eight of the area's 10 Heritage Conference football teams decided Wednesday to move their games from Friday to this evening, hoping to beat the clock as Hurricane Isabel bears down on Pennsylvania. The storm is expected to arrive late tonight, bringing torrential raiixand high wind to the area. Blairsville, Perms Manor, Northern Cambria and Saltsburg will host games this evening. The schools decided to move their games up 24 hours in an effort to beat the storm, give the teams dry conditions in which to play and save their already soggy fields from getting torn up and possibly ruined for the rest of the season. Indiana, Apollo-Ridge and West Shamokin, meanwhile, were awaiting decisions from their opponents on whether their games would be shifted from Friday night to Saturday night. Pat Snyder, Indiana's director of athletics, said it. is likely Ms school would play at Kiski Area on Saturday night. Punxsutawney decided today to move its home game against Clearfield from Friday to Saturday. United, the only high school originally scheduled to play Saturday, has not moved its game from its traditional 1 p.m. starting time. Likewise, Indiana University of Pennsylvania will play at New Haven (Conn.) on Saturday at 1 p.m. Continued on page 14 The schedule Tonight's games {7 p.rh. ktckoffs) • Purchase line at Blairsville • Marion Center at Saltsburg • Homer-Center at N. Cambria • Laurel Valley at Penns Manor Friday's games* »Indiana at Kiski Area, 7:30 p.m. • Apollo-Ridge at North Catholic, 7:30 p.m. •West Shamokin at Clarion-limestone, 7:30 plm. •-••'. . . Saturday's games • Ligonier Valley at United, 1 p.m, • Clearfield at Punxsutawney, 7 p.m. 'Subject to change Isabel lashes East Coast By ALLEN G. BREED Associated Press Writer ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. — The outer bands of a weakened but still potent Hurricane Isabel lashed the North Carolina coast with screaming wind and heavy rain today, knocking out power for thousands of customers. Most of the barrier islands were nearly empty early today as rain flew at a45-de- gree angle, driven by 60-mph wind gusts that turned sand grains into darts and howled like jet engines. "It's like a sand blaster. You need a face shield," said Nick McClintock, a pipefit- ter who used his welding mask to Inside • Hurricane expected to enter Pennsylvania tonight near Bedford. • A history of severe storms in state. Page? glimpse the 15-foot waves whipping the frothy white surf at Nags Head. Isabel's top sustained wind had eased to 100 mph, making it a borderline Category 1 or Category 2, said Ed Rappaport, deputy director of the National Hurricane Center in Miami. The decreased wind lowered the Continued on page 14 Hospital pioneer of new procedure By RANDY WELLS Gazette Staff Writer A lthough only 51 years old, Stephen Atwell of Penn Run was experiencing numbness, muscle aches and burning sensations in both legs after walking only short distances. His lower legs were often cold and pale. The discomfort worsened, hindering his mobility. Medical tests confirmed Atwell's condition was caused by a lack of blood circulation, specifically by blockages in the popliteal arteries behind both knees. But complications from several previous back surgeries in Harrisburg left Atwell, who is also a diabetic, skeptical about going under the knife again to correct his latest health problems. "I was very happy," Atwell said, when Dn Richard Bloom proposed a new non- surgical remedy for his blocked arteries. On Aug. 29, Atwell underwent the first laser-assisted angioplasty at Indiana Regional Medical Center. It was also the first in southwestern Pennsylvania. Only about 50 hospitals nationally are performing the procedure, according to Bloom, a thoracic vascular surgeon recruited to IRMC last fall from Florida. Conventional angioplasty techniques — forcing a tiny inflatable balloon at the end of a catheter through the calcium plaque blockages inside an artery — Laser-assisted angioplasty • To perform the procedure, doctors insert a laser-tipped catheter into a blocked artery to clear a path for a guidewire and balloon to be used in a conventional angioplasy. ^ft . • Only 50 hospitals nationally perform the procedure, including Indiana Regional Medical Center. • The surgery works for blockages that are too hard for conventional angioplasty to work. • Patients require only light sedation. • Using a laser lessens the possibility of bleeding, infection and complications from the anesthesia. were not successful for AtweU. His blockages were too hard, Bloom said. So with Atwell only lightly sedated, Bloom inserted a needle into the right femoral artery in Atwell's groin, and while watching an active fluoroscopy screen, guided a laser-tipped catheter down the artery in Atwell's right leg. A popliteal artery in an adult is about 4 mm in diameter. The laser tip was 1.9 mm in diameter. When the tip of the catheter was in position near the blockage, Bloom fired the laser in pre-programmed bursts. The laser bored a channel through the The Indiana hospital recruited Dr. Richard Bloom from Florida last year. calcium blockage and'debulked, or lowered the density, of the plaque, allowing a guidewire and balloon to pass through the channel to complete the angioplasty. Atwell described the 35-minute proce- dure as "very tolerable." "Immediately my leg felt a lot warmer," he said this week. "The numbness was gone away" and the pink color returned to his lower leg. Atwell stayed in the hospital overnight (Gazette photo by Tom Peel) and went home the next day. He's looking forward to having Bloom perform the same procedure on an even larger blockage in his left leg in a few weeks. Bloom said that for Atwell the alterna- Continued on page 14 INSIDE Deaths Obituaries on page 4 CALDWELL, Virginia Mitchell, 87, Blairsville DUNN, Elizabeth Janet, 85, Indiana SFERRO, Clarisa L. "Clara" Coradini, 95, Blairsville STEFFY, William A. Sr, 71, Warren, Ohio, formerly of Indiana TAYLOR, Henry Edward, 60, Homer City TRIMBLE, William E "Ace," 54, Blairsville Index Calendar 13 Classifieds 24-28 DearAbby 11 Entertainment 10 Family 12 Lottery numbers 2 Today in History 11 Sports 15-21 Stocks 4 TV-Comics 23 Viewpoint 6 Newspaper contents copyright © 2003 Indiana Printing and PuMbMng Co., Indiana, Pa. Military might Democrats say that regardless of if Gen. Wesley Clark wins die nod for president, having him among the party's candidates increases their credibility on military and foreign affairs. Page9 Possible prison South Korean prosecutors today demanded a 7-year prison term for ah American woman accused of killing a Derry Township woman in Seoul. PageS Teddy "If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow." — Chinese proverb Your Internet Services, The Preferred Internet Provider Of IUP (724)463^)106. Massage Mondays.. Pennsylvania BBQ With Bonnie Adair, 1-3, Free With Meal Purchase! Strike authorization on APSCUF agenda By RANDY WELLS Gazette Staff Writer Because of the slow progress of contract negotiations between the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) and the State System of Higher Education, AP- SCUF's executive council and negotiations team recommended that the union's legislative assembly approve the taking of a strike authorization vote by union members at the 14 SSIIE universities. The 100-member assembly is the chief governing body of the union and meets quarterly. If the assembly approves such a measure at its meeting tomorrow and Saturday in Monroeville, a strike authorization vote by the rank-and-file members would be scheduled by the executive council — possibly at the end of September, according to APSCUF spokesman Kevin Kodish. APSCUF represents 6,000 faculty members and coaches at the SSHE universities. Indiana University of Pennsylvania has about 780 APSCUF members. The APSCUF members' previous contract expired June 30 and they have been working without a contract since July 1. Negotiations on a new pact started more than a year ago. "There's lots to be negotiated," Kodish said. In addition to salary increases, the union wants to resolve quality-of-education issues: limits on class size, the number of some course sections are being reduced and some retiring professors are not being replaced. APSCUF members have never been on strike, Kodish said, but came "within minutes" of authorizing a strike in 1999 before the two sides agreed to bargain for two more weeks and then ' reached a new contract. COMING FRIDAY Vets' stories Jim Collesar, 70, of Marion Center, served on the battleship USS Wisconsin during the Korean War. He and four other Korean veterans will tell their stories Friday as the Gazette joins Indiana County in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the end of war. Korean War vets will be among those honored at 4 p.m. Saturday at an Indiana County Bicentennial Veterans Appreciation Dinner at the Indiana VFW. Lots Of Fresh Butter And Sugar Sweet Corn... Yarnick's Farm, 724-34^3904. Downtown Farmer's Market Saturday 9:45a.m., S&Ti Wednesday, 4p.m., Church Street The Indiana Gazette Is Your Best Source For Local News! Call (724) 4655555 to subscribe Dpud's Of Plumville, Biggest Floor Sample Clearance Sale Ever, Thursday Thru Sunday Hodaks: Tomorrow Night DJ At ftOOp.m., Dance Contest At Midnight Cosmic Mini-Golf Every Friday 8:30p.m.-ll:00 p.m.! ... HomeTown Mini-Golf: 721397-0103! Fajita Nite Ironwood Grill Tonight... Affordable Interiors Six Month Same As Cash! Mohawk Carpet Month. Call (724)3494«21.

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