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Publication: Altoona Mirror August 6, 2001

Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - August 6, 2001, Altoona, Pennsylvania INSIDE TODAYCONTEST: Test your smarts and win cash by picking the winner of next week’s race / SPORTS: Jeff Gordon wins Brickyard 400 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway /Altoona flit mn* © Copyright 2001    MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2001    SOC    newsstandTOUR DE TOONA 2001 Mirror photo by Kelly Bennett Riders in the Coca-Cola Frc>sca Criterium women’s race Sunday take the turn onto 11th Avenue in front of the post office. Although the racing concluded Sunday, race organizers will spend the upcoming months considering the possibility of expanding the race to include Williamsport and Pittsburgh.Cyclists head home after 6 grueling days of racing By Jay Young Staff Writer The first sign of summer’s departure: The colorful uniforms and helmets are rolling out of town. As with similar events in other areas, New York City resident Erie Carlson was just about the last one to leave downtown Altoona Sunday evening after the completion of the 15th annual Tour de ’Toona. Carlson is a licensed massage therapist who set up shop in the arda during the past week, much to the delight of bikers such as Syracuse, N.Y., resident Laura Schmidt. When only a few police officers on bicycles and local volunteers remained downtown Sunday evening, Schmidt was lying in a secluded area on a small wooden table covered with blue padding. “We’re the last ones to leave,” Carlson said of massage therapists while rubbing out all the miles Schmidt’s legs compiled. It was her second visit for the annual race, but the first time she has ever done all six days. Please see Racing/Page A5 c UCSUPTour de 'Teem 200 I FATAL ACCIDENT Mirror photo by Kelly Bennett Emergency crews work on the scene of a fatal accident about one-half mile north of the Frankstown Road exit of Interstate 99. Crash shuts down 1-99 From Mirror staff reports A fatal accident Sunday evening forced Interstate 99 traffic to be detoured for the rest of the night. Police and emergency crews responded to a call around 7 p.m. of a rolled-over vehicle on the interstate, about a half-mile north of the Frankstown Road exit. Drivers traveling across the 17th Street bridge could see emergency vehicles scattered throughout the area and sever al damaged vehicles on the shoulder of the northbound lane. State police troopers from Hollidaysburg were on the scene late Sunday to reconstruct the accident. State police declined to provide information about the deceased or others involved. The interstate was scheduled to reopen after midnight, said Tim Crabtree, Blair County 911 supervisor. Interstate traffic was detoured onto Business Route 220. Firm sets sights on US Airways New York-based company previously failed in an attempt to buy Trans World Airlines By Matt Moore The Associated Press NEW YORK — A New York-based holding company that tried but failed to buy Trans World Airlines earlier this year is launching an offer for US Airways, which called off its $4.3 billion merger with United Airlines July 27. Global Airlines Corp. said Sunday that it will offer $1.8 billion, or $27 per share in cash and stock, for Arlington, Va.-based US Airways, and assume nearly $8 billion in debt. David Castelveter, a spokesman for US Airways, said the company had no comment about Global’s offer. Shares of US Airways were up 8 cents to close at $16.88 in trading Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. The offer represents a 60 percent premium for US Airways. “This is a real deal," John Scott, a spokesman for privately held Global told The Associated Press Sunday. Global had offered to buy TWA in March, but analysts dismissed the bid as irrelevant. Michael Boyd, president of The Boyd Group, an Evergreen, Colo.-based aviation consulting firm, said Global’s offer falls short of US Airways' true worth. “The company is worth $16 bil lion or $17 billion in hard cash. Not half in cash and half in wallpaper,” he said. “The whole thing sounds like a high school investment class doing a term paper.” Under the terms of the offer, Global will acquire all 67.1 million outstanding shares of US Airways for $10 cash and another $17 in Global nonvoting class B stock, which will be registered and traded Please see Sights/Page A5 New program targets low-income seniors FREE INSIDE By Mia Rohart Staff Writer A new program, run by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, is making it easier for low-income senior citizens to eat their vegetables. “I love it,” said Rose Miller, 78, of Altoona, who participates in the senior citizen Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Miller looks forward to buying cucumbers she dips in egg and flour and fries for cucumber sandwiches, she said. The program provides senior citizens with up to four $5 coupons they can spend at farmers markets for locally grown fruits and vegetables. Coupons cannot be exchanged for cash. Peg Haring also thinks the program is a good idea. “That’s a good thing because there are some people who are worse off than I am, who may want to buy a nice fresh broccoli or cauliflower, and it gets pretty expensive some times of the year,” Haring said. The program helps create awareness and generate revenue for local farmers. “It’s a win-win program. It helps the fanners, and it helps the people with low incomes, “ said Sandi Duncan, administrator for the Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Please see Seniors/Page A5 ■ Ushers at Curve games make experience at Blair County Ballpark more pleasant. 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  • David Castelveter
  • Erie Carlson
  • Jeff Gordon
  • John Scott
  • Laura Schmidt
  • Matt Moore
  • Mia Rohart
  • Michael Boyd
  • Rose Miller
  • Sandi Duncan
  • Tim Crabtree

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Publication: Altoona Mirror

Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania

Issue Date: August 6, 2001

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