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Indiana Gazette (Newspaper) - January 25, 2008, Indiana, Pennsylvania Joshua Dave Becky Morgan Erin Shannon By PAUL ROSSMAN Gazette Staff Writer G in both his eyes and a cornea transplant were enough to prevent Norman Preite from building model But six total eye surgeries were not enough to stop him from using his imagination to dream up and build a castle at least a scale model of I have a said 66, of I had no I just started laying I did it as I was going I know what I wanted to The castle nearly 4 feet 3 feet deep and almost 2 feet high sits in living room at his home in White a set of pewter medieval miniatures overlooks the model like an army of soldiers protecting a prized I started collecting medieval Preite I just why not build a Preite started working on the castle in his garage in beginning with a foam He then bought $ 300 in stone to build the using a tile cutter to piece together the castle like a giant jigsaw I just got a ( I just drew out a Preite Here are four a main gate and a back And as I was drawing I just started After working on it in his spare he finally finished the project in completing the castle with a miniature set of a hay wagon and a stable with a straw roof made from an old I would be sitting and watching TV and I would see something and I would say I could build Preite So I would go down and add it to my Preite base the design on any castle in He just built his model to whatever came to him at that I just figured what a castle looked Continued on Page 12 The Indiana Gazette A national advocacy group has named Indiana County to its third yearly list of the 100 best places in the nation for young The compiled by Promise a group founded by former Secretary of State Colin announced its selections Indiana was named to the list because of its commitment to provide different opportunities for its young people to grow and according to the Roughly 350 communities from across the country applied to be on the The alliance said 101 were accepted there was a tie between two according to Marguerite the president and chief executive this Continued on Page 12 The 24 pages 2 sections 50 cents Vol. 104 No. 153 com in the news There is good news today in The Indiana Gazette about these area Tonight will be cloudy with a low of 14. There will be a chance of snow showers Saturday with a high of 28./ Page 2 Obituaries on Page 4 Diane 42, formerly of N. C. Eunice Euleen ( 69, formerly of Home Laura 83, New N. Y. Rankin 82, formerly of Ind. Denela G. 96 Gerald Anthony 24, Saltsburg Late deaths 52, Homer City 75, Marion Center Deaths Index 20– 24 Dear Abby 20 11 19 Lottery numbers 2 Today in 20 School 8- 10 Sports 13– 17 Comics 18 Viewpoint 6 25 Friday Weather Newspaper contents copyright 2008 Indiana Printing and Publishing Pa. Coming up Find out why the SAG awards are so USA Weekend Inside Teddy The price of justice is eternal Arnold Bennett English author and critic ( 1867- 1931) For young readers SCHOOL Gazette student correspondents take a look at music and Pages 8- 10 Medieval castle is in his home Tonight Rayne Drop Inn Mountain Mad Valentines The Woods Spa ( 724) 349- 2192 Victoria Secret Party Saturday January 26th At Windgate Now Special American Available Blue Berry Made Leather Desk Executive House ( 724) 465- 2695 Strike Zone Tonight DJ Brian 9: 30- 1: 30 Open NIE Contest Registration Deadline Is January 30th. The Coventry A Cozy English Serving Delicious 724- 463- 0776... Informative Web com Home Made Ham Country Style Indiana County Pulls Its Weight Looking For An Internet Call Your net For Special ( 724) 463- 0105. National Tour February 1, 2. Three ( 724) 836- 8000 org Remodeling Sale Going On ( 724) 459- 7460 First Prom Special Edition To Be Published February 21st. 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Happy Leslie Back To The Upstairs VIP Restaurant Weekend Broiled Orange Rigatoni With Vodka Prime And Beer Herb Scented Pork Battered Salmon Stuffed ( 724) 465- 8848 Deabenderfer Construction 724- 463- 1116 com IMPRESSIONIST Rich Little has agreed to buy a shown here in this over the entrance to the Jimmy Stewart Digital rendering NORMAN PREITE spent about six months building a model of a medieval castle in his White Township TOM PEEL Gazette Senate takes up rebate package By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON A anticipated deal between the White House and warring House leaders to speed tax rebate checks to workers starting in May has the Senate in a bind over whether to try to add to the Few public developments were expected today as lawmakers digest announcement of a won agreement between House Speaker Nancy Republican leader John Boehner and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson that would pump about $ 150 billion into the economy this year and perhaps stave off the first recession since 2001. The Senate very often wins its battles with the But with the power of the Bush administration behind House leaders are optimistic that their simply drawn measure providing rebate checks to 117 million families and $ 50 billion in incentives for businesses to invest in new plants and equipment would prevent the Senate from making significant changes such as extending unemployment Under the agreement announced by the White Boehner and individual taxpayers would get up to $ 600 in working couples $ 1,200 and those with children an additional $ 300 per In a key concession to 35 Continued on Page 12 Stimulus would be ready in May County listed among best for children Celebration planned for 100th By ZIMMERMAN Gazette Staff Writer Jimmy 100th birthday will be celebrated this year with a Harvey Award dinner fit for the premiere of a one- man show in his honor and a significant upgrade to the museum that bears his Of there will be On museum officials informed the public about the schedule of events for the Jimmy Stewart Centennial and solicited ideas for what could happen to celebrate the community and honor the Indiana who was born May 20, 1908, and died July 2, 1997. Carson Greene president of the museum opened the discussion by not going to preach to asking you to preach to One of the biggest events of the celebration will be the Harvey Award which will cap a full lineup of activities for the centennial festival May 24. This Grace Kelly will be honored posthumously with the and daughters Kelly Stewart Harcourt and Judy Stewart Merrill will be in Born in Kelly starred with Stewart in the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock film Rear and won an Oscar for her Continued on Page 4 A photo gallery detailing construction of the castle from start to finish is available at com The Indiana Gazette on the Internet 1955- 2008 DENNIS a member of the Center school board since 2000, is being fondly remembered for his fundraisers and his spaghetti Story on Page 4. PREITE meticulously made accessories for his Museum to honor Grace Kelly TASER A North Braddock man has filed a lawsuit against borough claiming that police shot him with a Taser while he slept on his Page 3 MINTS The Hershey Co. is ending production of Ice Breakers Pacs in response to criticism that the mints look too much like street Page 3 TERRORISTS Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki announced today that the government was launching a major offensive against Qaida in Page 7
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