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Publication: Altoona Mirror January 21, 2001

Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - January 21, 2001, Altoona, Pennsylvania Altoona Mirror © Copyright 2001SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2001 $1.50 newsstand IN SPORTS ► Hollidaysburg girls defeat Altoona, 40-34 Q| IN LIFE ► Altoonan leads Penn State’s Dance Team George W. Bush takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist Saturday. Bush’s wife, Laura, holds the Bible as daughter Jenna watches. See more coverage on Pages Bl, B3. THE INAUGURATION OF THE 43rd PRESIDENT GEORGE VV. BUSH **¥* Tears well as Bush is sworn in The Associated Press By Sandra Sobieraj The Associated Press WASHINGTON - George W. Bush was determined not to cry. It was 12:02 p.m. Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist asked if he was ready. “I am, sir.” And the tears he had dreaded, like the drizzle that never quite burst into rain, welled in his eyes but did not spill over. With that, Bush, his hand on the Bible first used by George Washington and later by another George Bush, swore to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” The namesake of the former president faced not his father — whose sight at that poignant moment, the younger Bush had openly worried, would reduce him to weeping — but President Clinton, whose impeachment Bush used as a campaign issue, and Vice President Gore, whose attempts at vote recounts Bush had squashed in no lower than the U.S. Supreme Court. Bush’s first act as president was to pump Rehnquist’s hand. He kissed his wife, Laura, and held her briefly. He kissed their beaming twin daughters, his hand in Jenna’s blonde hair before reaching for Barbara. Please see Tears/Page Al2 Third of,four parts THE SPECTER OF SPRAWL The open, uniquely spaced lots of this development near Duncansville are a far cry from the strict 25-foot lots that make up much of the residential development in Altoona. cityscapes & As Blair grows, ways of life shift I f there’s a single characteristic of all suburban areas, it’s that devel-I opment there is designed to serve I motorists rather than pedestrians. Smart-growth advocates say it gives suburban development its characteristic sterility and contributes to a whole slew of social problems. Others have no problems with the concept. They say it’s the natural course of human expression to spread out and find some place to call your own. There are five traits of suburban development: Isolated housing tracts; isolated shopping areas; isolated busi-ness-employment areas; isolated health, government and learning institutions; and highways connecting them all. In the book “Suburban Nation,” smart-growth advocates Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and Jeff Speck find fault with each: Housing subdivisions: Developers countrysides Stories by William Kibler Photos by Kelly Bennett Graphics by Tom Worthington ll Layout/design by Ray Eckenrode Our may call them villages or towns and try to create a rustic charm with their names, but it’s phony, the authors say. Real towns are well-rounded and have more than just houses, they say. Shopping centers: They come in all sizes, from convenience store to full scale mall, but almost all of their customers drive to them, they’re singlestory and lack the housing and offices of traditional main-street business districts, the authors say. Office and business parks: The concept was a building isolated in the park, in nature, but they are more likely to be surrounded by highways. Institutions: Places like town halls and schools in traditional towns are community focal points, but it’s harder for them to be in suburbia because no one can walk to them. Highways: Suburban residents spend too much time on them because they need to resort to them to get anywhere they want to go. Of course, cities and towns have corresponding areas to each. But instead of highways, city institutions are close enough to allow walking or short drives on smaller streets. As Blair County has grown and changed during the past 50 years, more and more people have fled the city life of Altoona and headed for the suburbs. They have varying views of the positives and negatives of both lifestyles. ► For complete report, please see Pages AlO-11 city suburbs Jan. 7 Sprawl as a social phenomenon Jan. 14 How Blair County grew and how it’s developed Today Life in the city versus life in the suburbs Jan. 28 Arguments for and against smart growth Seeking seal Battles are just starting in 9th ■ With three months to fight, it’s Republicans vs. Democrats, Eichelberger vs. Shuster, Blair vs. Franklin. By William Kibler Staff Writer Three separate battles are shaping up within the war to replace U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster, R-9th District. The least immediate one — though it’s an inevitable clash — is Republican vs. Democrat. The intermediate one — which could turn cooperative before it ever really becomes contentious — is Blair County vs. Franklin County. ANALYSIS The hot battle is congressional hopeful John Eichelberger Jr. and his allies vs. the Shuster faction, which is touting Bud Shuster’s 40-year-old son Bill, a Blair County car dealer, as the successor to his father in Congress. Eichelberger, a Blair County commissioner and head of the county’s Republicans, suspects Bud Shuster’s surprise retirement launched a plan to orchestrate his son’s nomination by manipulating delegate selection for the nomination conference. The Shusters and their ally, state Senate President Pro Tem Robert Jubelirer, R-Blair, said there’s no such manipulation and that Bill Shuster is the best choice for this area. “We’re at guns and knives,” said state Rep. Rick Geist, R-Altoona, a potential candidate and Eichelberger friend who would be a peacemaker. Some experts have said the Eichelberger-Shuster clash could lead to Blair County losing an opportunity for its first congressman since the early 1960s and even cost the GOP— which has 58 percent of the district’s registered voters — the seat altogether. Please see Battles/Page A6 __ DELIVERY Subscription or home delivery questions: 946-7480 or (800) 287-4480 111 315 „_L BIG FOUR §" • I Lottery numbers, A2 WEATHER Mix of sun, clouds, 31° Forecast, B2 I FIORE FURNITURE'S BIGGEST SALE EVER! NEW YEAR” ‘PAY NOTHING TILL 2002! NO DOWN PAYMENT! NO MONTHLY PAYMENTS! NO FINANCE CHARGES! A STOREWIDE SAVINGS , WUj-- » 60% OFFr.susr PAYMENT FREE TILL JAN 200? it. Down    Att. 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  • Andres Duany
  • Bedroom Tibi
  • Bill Shuster
  • Bud Shuster
  • George Bush
  • George W. Bush
  • George Washington
  • Jeff Speck
  • John Eichelberger Jr.
  • Ray Eckenrode
  • Rick Geist
  • Robert Jubelirer
  • Tom Worthington
  • William H. Rehnquist
  • William Kibler

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Publication: Altoona Mirror

Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania

Issue Date: January 21, 2001

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