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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - October 4, 2001, Altoona, Pennsylvania B; INSIDE TODAY SPORTS: Pens snowed over in season Bl WORLD: Jetliner hijacking report was a hoax Cl Falling for festivals AtelnOTSSS traditions Copyright 2001 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2001 500 newsstand Federal court could settle Boyer feud PHIL HAY jfhe hotly contested family squabble for control of Boyer Candy Co. could be set- tlwlin U.S. District Court in Johnstown. court is being asked to make critical Bscisions in two lawsuits naming a jfustee for the trust holding all company stock and distributing in a life insurance policy taken out by deceased owner Anthony Forgione. Forgione's former wife, Deborah maintains she is trustee of the Forgione Family Trust, a position that would give her wide say in the company's future. Her quest to be named trustee is being opposed by her three adult children: Anthony Jr. and Jonathan, both of Florida, and Danielle of Massachusetts. Johnstown attorney James Walsh, who represents the children, has asked the court to dismiss Deborah Forgione's request to have the federal district court name a trustee, instead allowing a Florida county court to decide the issue. The Forgiones' divorce and other mat- ters i-elated to the business were before Palm Beach County Court until July, when Deborah Forgione, who lives in Boca Raton, withdrew legal actions and refiled them in federal court in Johns- town. Company President Roger Raybuck, Anthony Forgione's longtime friend, the middle of the squabble. K2 Raybuck has operated the candy coB6 pany since Anthony Forgione's deaffi March 22. The Forgione children want RJ8S buck to be named trustee, but DeborSrJ Forgione does not Please see A7 TRUE COLORS Mirror photo by'Jason Sipes 'red Young of Altoona paints a mural incorporating the American flag and the skyline of New York City on the side of an apartment building on Eighth Street near the Bridgewater Cafe in Altoona to honor those who'-died in the attacks on the World Ti-ade Center Sept. 11. WAR ON TERRORISM COVERAGE: PAGES A6, AS, C1, C3 Guard to patrol region's airports ILLIAM ommercial airports at Martinsburg, ge wiu be f jMf among 16 in the state where fenjisylvahia Army National Guard soldiers arict state police officers will be deployed to augment security. training with Federal Aviation Administration instructors this week at'Fort Indiantown Gap, about 130 guardsmen and 65 troopers will help patrol all state airports that sell passenger tickets. The deployment is to response to President Bush's request to governors last week to use guardsmen to beef up airport security to prevent further terrorist attacks. Similar deployments are under way at air- ports across the country, FAA officials said. The three-day security training session in Pennsylvania included checkpoint screening of passengers and baggage, threat identifica- tion, equipment operations, not ification processes and general airport operations, said Maj. Colleen Probst, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Please see A6 Martinsburg park receives grant BY.MICHAEL EMKRY Staff Writer MARTINSBURG Gov. Tom Ridge Wednesday announced to capital budget redevel- opment assistance funds to reno- vate and expand Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. "Residents of Morrisons Cove and surrounding communities have enjoyed the safe grounds and diverse programming of Morrisons Cove Memorial Park for more than 75 Ridge said in Harrisburg: "The park is a treasured venue for sports and recreation. It is the home of many community services and events. And it also commemo- rates the valor and heroic deeds of soldiers who have served our nation." Shawn Hicks, park executive director, said the funding is great for the park and the community. "The biggest thing to be thankful for is the community support we had for this Hicks said. "This was a matching so we relied on people and businesses throughout the community, and they have all been very supportive with their donations. Through our Vision Campaign, individuals and businesses gave million. Without their support and dona- redevelopment funding would not have been possible." Park renovations will include construction of an amphitheater and open-air stage, an addition for banquet and kitchen storage, expansion of the community room, multipurpose room upgrades, new sidewalks, technology infrastruc- ture, driveway improvements, pool upgrades, modifications to enhance accessibility for people with dis- abilities and improved lighting. "I thank Gov. Ridge for support- ing my budget request for the Morrisons Cove Memorial This was a on people and businesses throughout the community, and supportive tity their- donations' park executive dlrtttor state Rep. Jerry Stern, R-Martinsi burg, said. "This project will have a signifi- cantly positive impact on the com- munity. The Memorial Park Sports and Recreation Center is the hub of activity fbr young and old alike, and the park hoard now will be able to realize its dreams of providing wholesome activities for the residents in the Morrisons Cove area for years to come." Spanning 20 acres, the park fea- tures six pavilions; a swimming pool; basketball, volleyball and tennis courts; a Little League field; dairy barns; and camping facili- ties. The main building houses 10 bowling alleys, a roller-skating rink, a community library, a sen lor center and meeting and banquet rooms. Please see A4 14 lawmakers want Jubelirer to relinquish his Senate seat IJY PETER DURANTINE gipitolwire.com Thirteen con- sirtative Republicans and one Bamocrat have signed a letter sent Senate President Pro Tern Koiifert :C. R-Blair, ask- to give up his Senate seat beTqre his swearing-in as lieu- jeflant governor Friday. p'.jWe urge you to comply with the I spirit, if not the letter, I of the Pennsylvania Constitution by recon- sidering your decision I to serve as president j pro tempore of the Sen- I ate while simullanDous- Jubelirer ly serving as lieutenant according to the letter sent Wednesday. The letter was sent on behalf of the Commonwealth Caucus, which prides itself as "dedicated to pre- serving and advancing thevaluesof our historic republic, constitution- al law and the constitutions of the United States and Pennsylvania." They said Jubelirer's decision to serve both posts "undennines sep- aration of powers in a very funda- mental way." Please see A4 Michigan blaming secretary fbr Band Blast cancellation! COMING keeping tabs on possible financial claims against Michigan as an area Michigan alumnus expresses disappointment BY JAY YOUNG Staff Writer A University of Michigan dean is pointing her finger at a secretary inside university bureaucracy for the' marching band's last-second Band Blast cancellation. "We simply didn't know about the Altoona Dean of Music Education Karen Wolff said Wednesday. S2 "I think the only person knew was the departmental secrfrj tery. I think she assumed we but we did not." 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