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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - March 9, 2001, Altoona, Pennsylvania Sports: Penn State men advance at buzzer Life: Watch out for medication expiration dates Dl Copyright 2001 iHtrrur FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2001 newsstand- WHAT'S IN A NAME? Logan wants ideas Township looks to rename streets with map for residents to give suggestions. BY KAY STEPHENS StaffWrtter Logan Township has put a map on display at the township office to take suggestions on new names for Lakemont streets. And one of the suggestions so far is naming streets after former Pittsburgh Pirate base- ball standouts Ralph Kiner and Roberto Clemente. In a neighborhood where some residents have complained about the Blair County Ballpark's traffic and stadium loudspeaker, naming streets after baseball players may be controversial. But streets with the names of baseball players would offer an easy way to recog- nize addresses near the ballpark. Township supervisors Frank Meloy and Diane Meling offered lit- tle comment and no commitment Thursday night to the idea of nam- ing Lakemont streets after Kiner, Clemente or any baseball player. "It's a noyel Meling said. The map is on display through the end of the month and suggestions from the public are welcome through then. Supervisors are expected in April to come up with new names for Lakemont streets bearing the same name as streets in neighboring municipalities, then initiate legal proceedings to change the names. Streets slated for name changes are those with names such as Third, Fourth and Fifth avenues and Third, Fourth and Fifth streets, etc. The reason for the proposed change is to offer a unique name that helps the Blair County 911 dispatch center quickly identify locations for emer- gency crews. Unique names also would be valuable help for Lakemont iMdents who routinely have trouble with mail and other deliveries. For instance, Logan Township Road Supervisor David Lynch, wHb lives on Sixth Avenue in Lakemont, which is Logan Township, received a letter from Altoona City Hall this week asking huh to take part in a cable televi- sion survey for city residents. Because Lakemont was not includ- ed on the address on his envelope, there was no indication Lynch was n6t a city resident. Please see A10 Right plans switch path Mirror photo by Gary M. Baranec Matt Myers, customer service agent with U.S. Air, unloads baggage from a flight. Blair airport rethinks routing for better rates BY CRAIG WILLIAMS StaffWriter The focus has shifted as local airport managers now are talking north-south connections with major hubs. At the'same time, they are downplaying an earlier trial balloon floated last year with Pan Am regional airlines to hook up both the Blair and Cambria county airports with Harrisburg and Philadelphia, though airport officials hope the demand will increase in the future to make those connections a reality, too. US Airways offers flights out of the Altoona-Blair County Airport to the John Murtha Johnstown Cambria County Airport and then onto flights out of Pittsburgh. The catch is that flying with another airline out of the Steel City significantiy.can increase the cost of the trip. "US Airways has you come into Altoona and fly out of forbid you're trying to get to another carrier. You have to mortgage your said Charles Pillar Jr., Altoona-Blair County Airport manager of the change-over fees added to the tickets of airlines other than US Airways. But cheaper flights can be found in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Where competition from no-frill carriers such as Southwest Airlines drives the prices down, Pillar said. And many people will make .the three-hour drive to Dulles or Baltimore- Washington International airports to get those cheaper fares. In addition, more international destinations are offered out of the nation's capital than Pittsburgh, another plus for business travelers, which makes up 85 percent of all ticket sales. Please see AS FAST FACTS 85% of all tickets are sold through travel agents. 85 of all tickets sold go to business travelers. There are a total of 16 regional airports In the state offering commercial connections. As can be seen by Thursday's prices, the. to getting the! best ticket price is giving the consumer the option to chose. Pittsburgh to Phoenix Baltimore Phoenix for all carriers Baltimore to Atlanta Ticket prices vary widely depending on the destination and origination, special promotions and time of year. All prices accurate-far Thursday and require a 14-day advanced purchase. Additiqnal charges may apply. Source: vfww.air-fare.com, a Belter Business Bureau Program and American Society of Travel Agents affiliate. Mirror graphic by Tom Worthlngton II Bedford Springs redirects renewal BY BETH N. GRAY For the Mirror BEDFORD The Bedford Springs Resort willlSi redeveloped by the Bedford County Redevelopment Authority rather than an independent firm, accord- ing to a briefing members presented Thursday. Is While at least four redevelopers have failed in the effort since 1989, the authority maintained special provisions and relationships that give the authority advantages other developers don't have. While the authority hinted at the hands-on move when adopting a resolution Feb. 23 to create a tax- free zone around the hotel, it was only in answer to audience questions Thursday that the plan emerged. It calls for a public marketing of tax-exempt bonds at no risk to the county or authority to finance an envisioned million resort and conference com- plex that maintains the historic hotel's central and most attractively captivating building, along with the pool building, while constructing a new edifice containing about 200 guest rooms on the hill above. "This rendition is designed to the standards of the 21st century, taking the historical aspect into consid- eration and is much more said authority member Stephen George in comparing it to past proposals. It also restores an outdoor pool, adds a pond to accommodate hillside runoff and reduces hotel space that is not finance-generating. Displaying an architectural rendering of what Chairman James Petrarca. called "the. he said the proposal is the result of a site visit and fol- low-up discussions with Stormorit Hospitalities Group of Atlanta, as the primary participant. Contributing to the resurrection picture were Mark Langdale of the designated redeveloper, Shober's Run Development Co.; 'RTKL, a Washington, D.C., architectural firm that drew the original hotel restoration plans for Shober's; local resident Douglas Fleming, a retired executive with the Marriott Corp.; and George, who has extensive experience in redevelopment in Allegheny County. While other redevelopers have failed in renewal efforts because they couldn't obtain financial back- ing, George said this plan will work because it elimi- nates the big-profit need. Only an authority can issue tax-exempt bonds, he explained, whereas other developers were seeking investors who wanted a financial return commensu- rate with alternative business investments. As project managers, authority members work without pay, Petrarca said. Stormont has offered to carry through on the archi- tectural renderings, working up environmental, engi- neering and marketing studies for about Although the authority has gained a 1-year exten- sion until April 2002 for a million state Capital Assistance Redevelopment Act grant, that money may not be used for planning. Please see AID Catholic center to be erected in Philiy By JENNIFER BROWN The Associated Press -PfflLATJELPHIA A new million Roman Catholic museum and research center is intended to bring alive church history and "energize people about the Catholic Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua said this week. Planned in a converted office building a block from Independence Hall, the new Catholic Heritage Center will be a combined history museum, research archives and educational center. It will be the largest Catholic museum and research facility in the country, according to the archdiocese. "We want visitors to experience Catholicism from the 1700s to the present and to understand the Subscription or home delivery questions: 946-7480 or (800) changes that have shaped the church and its Bevilacqua said. "We want to display artifacts from archdiocesan parishes and sacred treasures from some of our parishioners to tell their stories and to preserve their legacies." The six-story museum and archival center will feature trav- eling special exhibits and a gift shop on the ground floor and a permanent gallery focusing on church history on the second floor. Some artifacts planned for the permanent collection including St. Katharine Drexel's baptismal font, a nun doll and a poster from the anti-Catholic riots of the 1840s were on dis- play at the gutted downtown building Wednesday. Please see A10 The Associated Press Monsignor Louis A. D'Addedo appears to be dwarfed by a bust of Jesus Christ during the announcement of a new million Roman Catholic museum and research center planned for Philadelphia. Socialization of females plays role in management of anger BY MICHAEL RUBINKAM The Associated Press Until Wednesday, the recent spate of highly publicized school shootings across the United States all had one thing in common: They were perpetrated by boys. Yet the suspect in tills week's shooting at a central Pennsylvania school is a girl unusual in a nation where men and boys commit most of the gun vio- lence. Psychologists said girls and boys have been taught to deal with their anger dif- ferently. "In our society, males are socialized to be more aggressive, where females are socialized to turn their feelings said psychologist Kelly A. Zinna, author of a book on violence in schools. "Girls Father of victim in Williamsport shooting doesn't want shooter charged as an adult PAQE A8 are told it's not nice to hit. Boys are told to punch back." Statistics show boys commit far more violent crime than girls. Among all juve- nile homicides between 1976 and 1999, about 92 percent were committed by males, according to the U.S. Justice Department. In a 1999 study, more than 28 percent of male high school students carrying a weapon such as a gun, knife or club. Only 6 percent of female students carried a weapon. Please see A8 Occasional snow, Forecast, A2 QtMfM Business Hospitals Obituaries Opinion High schools Scoreboard A7 i Movies C2 j Classified C4-10 A9 _ A4 Qun Comics OS Community news D2 B4 Puzzles D4 I Television D4
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