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Titusville Herald (Newspaper) - September 10, 2005, Titusville, Pennsylvania INSIDE THIS ISSUE Titusville lost to Corry 1814 in the season opener at Carter Field i See Page 8 IN YOUR NEXT HERALD The Mark is a military tribute commemorating the fourth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept 11 TITUSVILLE PA Saturday September 10 2005 WEATHER NOON NIGHT For complete weather forecast see Page 2 In the news I Unhappy campers at Crawford County Fair addressed Getting in shape Adult fitness classes to begin at YMCA Page 5 Business front Wall Street ends week on high note with falling gas oil prices Page 8 Sports Starting anew Steelers face Titans on Sunday to open their 2005 season Page Stocks Dow Jones Industrials 1067856 High Low 1069592 1059394 NASDAQ Close 217551 Change S P 500 Close 124148 Change For details see Page 6 Deaths Mary 0avis70 Corry For details see Page 2 Lottery Lottery Daily Number 474 369 N Big 4 Cash 5 0517223739 Match 6 022425353638 Index Business 8 Classifieds 11 3 10 Legal ads 11 8 Sports 8 State 8 Iterate Birthplace of the oil industry 1859 Drake 50 CENTS Established June 14 1865 First Daily Newspaper in the Pennsylvania Oil Region Authorities in New Orleans find far fewer bodies than feared TTt A A i NEW ORLEANS AP Alarming predictions of as many as 10000 dead in New Orleans may have been greatly exaggerated with authorities saying Friday that the first sweep of the swamped city revealed far fewer corpses than feared Some of the catastrophic deaths that some people predicted may not have occurred said Col Terry Ebbert the citys homeland security chief He declined to give a revised esti mate But he added Numbers so far are relatively minor as compared to the dire projections of 10000 The encouraging news came as authorities officially shifted most of their attention to counting and removing the dead after spending days cajoling per and all but the living into leaving the city because of the danger of fires and disease from the fetid Hood waters Ever since Hurricane Katrina struck Aug 29 residents rescuers and cadaver sniffing dogs have found bodies floating in the waters trapped in attics or left lying on broken highways Some were dropped hospital doorsteps or left slumped in wheelchairs out in the open Mayor Ray Nagin suggested last week end that it wouldnt be unreasonable to have 10000 dead and authorities ordered 25000 body bags But soldiers who had been brought in over the past few days to help in the search were not seeing that kind of toll Theres nothing at all in the magni tude we anticipated said Maj Gen Caldwell commander of the Armys 82nd Airborne Division Ebbert said the search for the dead will be done systematically block with dignity and with no news media allowed to follow along You can imagine sitting in Houston and watching somebody removed from your parents property We dont think thafs proper he said Over the past few days police and sol diers trying to rescue the living marked houses where corpses were found or NEW ORLEANS Recovery in protective suits remove a body from a home as two dogs follow after floodwaters from Hurricane Katrina reveal ing a layer of mud hi St Bernard Parish Photo from noted their location with global position ing devices so that the bodies could be collected later A dozen boats awaiting calls to retrieve bodies were lined up early Friday on an interstate ramp that was being used as a makeshift boat launch Soldiers also hauled the last of the bodies out of the convention center which became an increasingly violent and chaotic place before the evacuees were finally removed a week ago Still thousands of stubborn holdouts were believed to staying put in the city and authorities continued trying to clear them out See KATRINA Page 2 Setting a new course Tidioute Community Charter School becomes a reality by Tbm Boyle TIDIOUTE Warren County During the past few years familiar signs reading Save Our School wera seen throughout However the signs have been taken down as a new educational facility has opened its doors to the community and the area surrounding it Tidioute Community Charter School CEO David Craig feels the impact has had on the community It the school has brought us closer together Craig It has united the community They said it would cause the death of the com munity if the school closed down Now that were here were the center of the community Craig also offered another reason why the facility is so important to Tidioute It keeps the kids here he said With an enrollment of more than 200 students grades offers stu dents the advantage of small class size See CHARTER Page 2 Warren Area School Board voted to close the high school portion of Tidioute School citing financial concerns and a dwindling population The borough was able to form its own school the Tidioute Community Charter School which just opened its doors for the first year of operation The new Tidioute school has a broad curriculum which includes music and art At left teacher David Bush instructs the band Herald photos by Tom Boyle Charter school info Tidioute Community Charter School is a rural school with an enroll ment of approximately 225 students The goal of the school is to provide a education in a smalltown environment j For more information contact Tidioute Community Charter School 224 Main Street PO Box 151 Tidioute PA 16351 or call 814 484355X FEMA dumps Brown from hurricane recovery WASHINGTON AP The administration dumped FEMA Director Michael Brown as commander of Hurricane Katrina relief operations Friday as President Bush stoked memories of the 2001 ter ror attacks hailing the nary bravery of rescue per Brown who had come Michael to personify a relief opera tion widely panned as bum bling will be replaced by Coast Guard Vice Adm Thad W Allen Allen had been in charge of relief recovery and rescue efforts for New Orleans The decision to order Brown back to Washington from Louisiana he remains as director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency marked the adminis trations latest attempt to assert leadership in the wake of the devastating storm and its aftermath including the weak est public opinion polls of Bushs time in office At the same time there was fresh evidence of raggedness in the relief effort when FEMA announced it would discontinue a program to issue debit cards worth up to to dispossessed hurricane vic tims Evacuees relocated to Texas many of whom began receiving cards on Friday will continue getting them officials said but not victims elsewhere Brown introduced the pro gram on Wednesday calling it a great way to empower these hurricane survivors to really start rebuilding their lives See BROWN Page 3 Venango County faces deep financial woes Sam Gordon Venango County correspondent FRANKLIN Venango County is in more deep financial 1 trouble The county commissioners Thursday approved a measure to use over from the contingency fund to cover mounting Part of that money will be used to pay the mounting legal fees that must be covered in the million swindle case that has yet to be resolved commissioners approved another to cover expenses in that case Another will be put into the county jail that has seen an ever growing number of inmates A shortfall in the funds for the newly revamped Venango County Planning Commission took from the fund Another expense on the horizon is the trial of three Oil City men accused in the abduction sexual assault and murder of 11year old Shauna Howe The estimat ed legal tab for that could top Our big surprise was the amount needed to be to the county jail commission er Sue Smith said of the current financial crunch Most of that cost is needed to cover out of county Smith said despite the trans fer there is a silver lining to the dark cloud We still have left in the contingency fund and that should be enough to cover any other unforseen expenses till the end of the year Smith said that some grants applied for by the county have not been approved and certain projects will have to wait See VENANGO Page 3 for the home team An enthusiastic crowd greeted the Titusville football team Friday in the teams 2005 debut at renovated Carter Field Herald photo by Stacy Frazier
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