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Publication: Altoona Mirror October 4, 2001

Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - October 4, 2001, Altoona, Pennsylvania INSIDE TODAY SPORTS: Pens snowed over in season opener /Bl WORLD: Jetliner hijacking report was a hoax /Cl ii a tarn its I ken page Area counties continue autumn | QJ traditions Altoona mirror © Copyright 2001 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2001 50( newsstand Federal court could settle Boyer feud By Phil Ray Staff triter The hotly contested family squabble for control of Boyer Candy Co. could be settled in U.S. District Court in Johnstown. The court is being asked to make critical decisions in two lawsuits naming a trustee for the trust holding all company stock and distributing $750,000 in a life insurance policy taken out by deceased owner Anthony Forgione. Forgione’s former wife, Deborah Forgione, 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 matters related 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, is M the middle of the squabble. Raybuck has operated the candy company since Anthony Forgione’s death March 22. The Forgione children want Raybuck to be named trustee but Deborah Forgione does not. Please see Boyer/Page 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 Trade Center Sept. WAR ON TE RRORISM COVERAGE: PAGES A6, A8, Cl. C3 {Guard to patrol region’s airports By William Kibler $Uiff Writer , lommereial airports at Martinsburg, State College and Johnstown will be _ among 16 in the state where Pennsylvania Army National Guard soldiers and state police officers will be deployed friday to augment security. : ’ Alter training with Federal Aviation rn v C 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 in 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 airports across the country, FAA officials said. The three-day security training session in Pennsylvania included checkpoint screening of passengers and baggage, threat identification, equipment operations, notification processes and general airport operations, said Maj. Colleen Probst, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Please see Alrporti/Page AB Martinsburg park receives $970K grant By Michael Emery Staff Writer MARTINSBURG - Gov. Tom Ridge Wednesday announced $970,000 in capital budget redevelopment assistance funds to renovate and expand Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. ‘‘Residents of Morrisons Cove and surrounding communities have enjoyed the safe grounds and diverse programming (rf Morrisons Cove Memorial Park for more than 75 years,” 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 commemorates 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 project,” Hicks said. “This was a matching grant, 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 $1.6 million. Without their support and donations, this 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 infrastructure, driveway improvements, pool upgrades, modifications to enhance accessibility for people with disabilities and improved lighting. “I thank Gov. Ridge for supporting my budget request for the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park,” ct This ms a matching grant, so we relied on people and businesses throughout the community, and they have all been very supportive with their donations. Shawn Hicks parte executive director ll state Rep. Jerry Stem, R-Martins-burg, said. “This project will have a signify candy positive impact on the community. The Memorial Park Sports and Recreation Center is the hub of activity for young and old alike, and the park board 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 features six pavilions: a swimming pool; basketball, volleyball and tennis courts; a Little League field; dairy bams; and camping facilities. The main building houses IO bowling alleys, a roller-skating rink, a community library, a senior center and meeting and banquet rooms. Please see Park/Page A4 14 lawmakers want Jubelirer to relinquish his Senate seat Peter Durantine \Uolwire.com IARRISBURG — Thirteen conative Republicans and one rpocrat have signed a letter sent State Senate President Pro Tem bert C. Jubelirer, R-Blair, ask-\ "him to give up his Senate seat fore his swearing-in as lieu-lant governor Friday. We urge you to comply with the spirit, if not the letter, of the Pennsylvania Constitution by reconsidering your decision to serve as president pro tempore of the Senate while simultaneous-Jubeiirer ly serving as lieutenant governor,” according to the letter sent Wednesday. The letter was sent on behalf of the Commonwealth Caucus, which prides itself as “dedicated to preserving and advancing the values of our historic republic, constitutional law and the constitutions of the United States and Pennsylvania.” They said Jubelirer’s decision to serve both posts “undermines separation of powers in a very fundamental way.” Please see Seat/Page A4 Michigan blaming secretary for Band Blast cancellation COMING FRIDAY; MICHIGAN Altoona Ai V db 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 arrangements,” Dean of Music Education Karen Wolff said Wednesday. “I think the only person who knew was the departmental secretary. I think she assumed we knew, but we did not.” Wolff and band director Michael Haithcock took leadership roles in the program in recent months. Please see Cancel/Page A4 •PF sorption or home livery questions: $46-7480 or (800) 287-4480 Jt I,,22910 00050 a Si 4    \ ■MMI Mlitfi ■PW® 0 8 8 ■ Lottery numbers, A2 o Mostly sunny, 76° ■ Forecast, A2 v Altoona iWirror THE GREAT COMBINATION Call us today...Make money today. Ask for THE GREAT COMBINATION of MIRROR CLASSIFIEDS and HOT-ADS Phone (814) 946-7422 ' or fax us at (814) 946-7547 _ □ local # Q nation im W ' SSS! MR Business A9 Classifieds C5-12 Hospitals Obituaries Opinion AU All A8 Comics C4 Q SPORTS . .f.. .rfam Movies D3 Local B4 Night Life D2 Planner Scoreboard BS Television OS Bl rn BUSINESS - Local insurance plans score above average in * industry report PAGE A9 I ;

  • Anthony Forgione
  • Anthony Jr.
  • C. Jubelirer
  • Colleen Probst
  • Deborah Forgione
  • James Walsh
  • Jason Sipes
  • Jerry Stem
  • Karen Wolff
  • Michael Emery
  • Michael Haithcock
  • Roger Raybuck
  • Shawn Hicks
  • Tom Ridge

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Publication: Altoona Mirror

Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania

Issue Date: October 4, 2001

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