Altoona Mirror, April 15, 2001

Altoona Mirror

April 15, 2001

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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - April 15, 2001, Altoona, Pennsylvania Atonna iMtrrar Copyright 2001 APRIL 2001 newsstand IN SPORTS Roundup of the regions golf courses IN BUSINESS News Printing bridges old with new Mirror photo by Kelly Bennett Members of the First Church of Christ Worship Band from left Ross Scott Chris Amber Scott Sarah Collins and Steven practice for their Easter Area children find unique ways to celebrate Christs resurrection BY LINDA HUDKINS For the Mirror Last nights darkness gave way to this morn ings light as youngsters across the region cel ebrated the resurrection of Christ at vigil and sunrise The youth of Lukes Episcopal Church used the symbolism of butterflies emerging from a cocoon as a way of portraying Christs rising from the At Matthew Lutheran young sters used the medium of black light and glow ing sticks to transform a Christmas tree that represents Christs birth into the cross that ultimately led to his And at daybreak junior high and high school students at First Church of Christ shared their personal thoughts about images of the Crucifixion theyd gleaned from the Internet the cross on which Christ the spear that pierced his the nails that held him to the cross and the empty Children of all ages have spent the last sev eral weeks preparing for Easter vigil services that are held Saturday evening and Sunday Every Sunday during the children of Lukes Episcopal Eighth Avenue and 13th made symbols of the season and placed them on a said the Harold interim Purple bows represented Christs purple and pennies wrapped in aluminum foil and placed in mesh bags represented the prii of the betrayal of Christ 30 pieces of silver Pretzels stood for arms crossed in Nails were formed into crosses and a crown Please see A10 IRS vows to crack down on cheaters BY HANK EZELL Cox News Service ATLANTA The Internal Revenue Service wants you to know that its look ing hard for tax The tax collectors need to say and because they have been catching a lot fewer of IRS Commissioner Charles Rossotti acknowledged the problems before a con gressional committee admitting that hundreds or thousands of promoters are pushing abusive schemes over the We need to be faster on the Rossotti The Senate Finance Committee heard that billion to billion per year in taxes are The gimmicks include phony fancy charities and off shore Enforcement efforts by the IRS have dropped About tax payers were audited last year a third as many as in In percent of individual tax payers were either in person or by By last the figure had dropped to The decline is no Pressed by the IRS has been making itself more One result has been that drop in A second experts has been a rise in dishonest People know the IRS has gone through a tremendous reorganization said Andre special agent in charge of criminal investigation in Georgia and Im sure folks have felt this is an opportune time to take I think its because of the falling audit said John a federal tax analyst with a leading tax informa tion The scam artists are say Theyre never going to catch Please see A7 WHOM TO CALL If you encounter a tax return call the IRS fraud hot line at 800 ALSO INSIDE The Altoona post office will open late Monday night for procrastinating tax PAGEA7 Tips on how to avoid some of the most common mistakes made when filing income tax PAGE E1 Dma CENSUS TRENDS Mirror photo by Jason Sip Housing developments in the Penn HoUiday Hills and Newry Lane areas shown above are reflective of population dropping in the cities ai boroughs and Increasing in This trend is supported by results from Census Population trends Biair County Results from the 2000 census for Blair County and comparisons to the 1990 census Allegheny Township Altoona city Antis Township Blair Township Catharine Township Duncansville Borough Frantetown Township Freedom Township Greenfield Township Hollidaysrjurg Borough Huston Township Juniata Township Logan Township Martinsburg Borough Newry Borough North Woodbury Borough Roaring Spring Borough Snyder Township Taylor Township Tunnelhill Borough Tyrone Borough Tyrone Township Williamsburg Borough Woodbury Township Total 2000 1990 758 245 118 738 288 106 Change 58 71 256 1 456 43 197 88 215 111 Burbs bursting Blair townships gain population boroughs see droj Mirror graphic by Tom Worthington I BY KAY STEPHENS StaffWriter The 1990s turned into a popula tion shuffle for Blair with many of the townships getting bigger and Altoona and the boroughs getting While there were exceptions in that the latest census fig ures show growth in about half of Blair Countys 25 offset by population drops in the other That left the county with according to Census down 1 or peo from the 1990 Blair County Planning Commission Director Richard who has monitored changes within the said he didnt find the latest census figures One of the things thats missing at this point for us to tell a little bit more about whats going on is the number of housing Haines That information will be released While Blair Countians witnessed MORE INSIDE Bedford County PageA11 Cambria County PageA4 Centre County ON MONDAY Clearfield County Huntingdon County Census 2000 data reveals some senseless a lot of farm acreage turn into hous ing developments during the Haines said housing developments dont necessarily translate into pop ulation increases because house hold sizes have been But housing developments proba bly did contribute to population increases in Blair and Frankstown townships in the The latest data show those town ships had the greatest population growths of Blair Countys munici Blair Township added 593 people and Frankstown Township added 451 to its 1990 population fij The development in both town ships is easy to and people wl live there can attest to the changu For Blair Township re idents Rick Imler and Ed Detwilei on Robin Lane are among those asking township supervisors for action to keep their Penn Farms neighborhood A proposed 68unit housing dev opment called Greystone Estates i likely to funnel traffic onto Meadc a twolane road the resident said cannot safely handle a signifi cant increase in Imler said he moved to Blair Township because he found the rural community His neighbors did While some are more willing than others to wel come additional all seem interested in preserving the nature of the I dont think any of us wanted 1 live in an developed Imler Please see A4 MUVOnr Subscription or home delivery questions 9467480 or 800 2874480 0 4 4 2 I Lottery A2 WIAHO Rain A2 FIBRES MEGA SALES EVENT THAIS IAY NOTHING UNTIL APRIL NO FINANCE NO ACCRUAL DUKINC THK DKFKRKAL You MAY REfilN EASY PAYMENTS IN APRIL 2002 WITHOUT ANY YOUYL RECEIVE 1 YEAR FREE TAK DLOCAL Qirwn A13 j Outdoors Obituaries A13 j Scoreboard Opinion A8 i Politics A6 Qure ijj NflMN j Astrograph i Movies Newsmakers B3 i Puzzle Strange Brew B4 i Travel D4 D3 04 D6 I C9 Stocks E2j C8 i Mutuals E Couples Yesteryear ;

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