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   Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - October 10, 2001, Altoona, Pennsylvania                                INSIDE TODAY NATION: Car mileage down from last year Aztek tops SUV rollover rating AS f grade nutrition counts Dl JVltoona mirror Copyright 2001 MORE COVERAGE PAGES A13, C1 The Associated Press An EA6-B prowler takes off Tuesday from the USS Enterprise in the northern Indian Ocean. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2001 500 newsstand: Bush scolds Congress Third day of airstrikes leaves American warplanes flying without challenge. WASHINGTON (AP) The United Stales hit Afghan-istan with a third day of airstrikes, crushing Taliban air defenses, radars and airports to the extent that American warplanes can fly virtually unchal- lenged night and day, the Pentagon said Tuesday. "The skies are now President Bush said. The administration pushed for the surrender of Osama bin Laden's terrorist network and the ouster of the Taliban regime that shelters him. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld urged Afghan dissidents to "heave the al-Qaida and the Taliban leadership... out of the country." .This morning, jets dropped three bombs near the air- port in the southern city of Kandahar in the second straight morning of daylight raids, Taliban sources said. Bin Laden's spokesman called for a holy war against U.S. interests and praised the hijackers who flew, jetlin- ers into the World Trade Center the and Pentagon Sept. 11. "The storm of airplanes will not Sulamian Abu Ghaith said. In a home-front scolding, Bush accused Congress of leaking information about the global investigation into tiie terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, B.C. "You have a responsibility, and some members did not accept that Bush said. He warned lawmakers not to talk about troop deployments, either. in the skies over Afghanistan, U.S. bombs streaked day and night toward sites connected with the ruling Taliban. Please see A12 CAUCUS BY ROBERT IGOE StaffWriter A member of the Commonwealth Caucus is disclaiming the use of his name on a letter from the caucus to Lt. Gov. Robert C. Jubelirer urging him to resign from his elected seat. The caucus, a .part of the Com- monwealth Foundation made up of state'representatives, wrote a letter to Jubelirer urging him to surren- der his seat as state senate pres Went pro the dual position a conflict of the principle of separa- tion of powers.. That letter also was sent to members of the media, many of whom published its contents without rebuttal from Jubelirer, who succeeded to the post upon the resignation of Tom Ridge as gover- nor. The resignation also promoted former Lt. Gov. Mark Schweiker to the governor's seat. Although the Oct. 3 letter's signa- ture included the typed names of all members of the caucus, one mem- ber, state Rep. Richard Stevenson, R-Grove City told Jubelirer in his own letter that his name was without his knowledge of approval. do not agree with either the approach u sed or the method of dis- semination of this he wrote in a letter dated Oct. 5. "Further, the issue itself is one upon which I have taken no position. I am sure that constitutional experts have fully examined the issue to the sat- isfaction of all parties concerned." Stevenson said the letter probably was approved at a Caucus meeting, which he left early for a prior com- mitment. Please see A10 WORLD WAR IIB-24 LIBERATOR "V. f1j..- T Tj "J ils Mirror photos by Jason Sipes Dale Falk, a co-pilot, stands on top of a B-24 bomber after a couple of preflight checks. One of the four engines is shown In the foreground. Below is a view from the bombardier seat in the nose of the plane, which looks down at the ground. A norton bomb sight is bookended by two sets of legs looking in from the outside. Bomber on display BY KAV STEPHENS StaffWriter MARTINSBURG Grade school students got a chance Tuesday to pretend they were shooting the gun of a World War II bomber airplane. Their grandfathers got a chance to remember what it was like. "That silver thing is an escape hatch. That's where I went out, just before the plane blew said Ira Clare ofLewistown. Clare, who just turned 80, was one of many veterans and area residents who showed up Tuesday at Altoona- Blair County Airport to see a restored B-24 Liberator. Please see AS Officials targeting accident fatalities BY MARK LEBKKKINGBR StaffWriter PORT MATILDA Blair County Coroner Patricia Ross hopes a new effort to "put the brakes on fatalities" will prevent weekends from becoming last weekend. Four people died as the result of weekend traffic crashes on routes 220 and 22 in Blair County. Three were pronounced dead at the scene by Ross. The fourth, Megan L. Smith of Grecnsburg, died Monday at Altoona Hospital. Ross, Centre County Coroner Scott Sayers, Pennsylvania State Police and PennDOT offi- cials attended a news conference Tuesday on Route 220 south of Port Matilda. Today has been declared "Put the Brakes on Fatalities" in Pennsylvania and in the rest of the nation. It's a day dedicated to reducing tha number of motor-vehicle accidents and fatali- ties. According to PennDOT, 39 people died dur- ing 2000 in.crashes in Blair and Centre coun- ties. More than people died statewide last year. Who wants to have to make notifications to the family of somebody who just lost someone from maybe something that was Ross asked. "Something that we could have changed that outcome if we had just been talk- ing to our kids while they're young about alco- hol and drug use, about fast driving, if we obey the laws that are given to us." Someone dies on America's highways every 13 minutes. That adds up to nearly traf- fic-related deaths each year. PennDOT, police and coroners are focusing on three areas: safe driving behaviors, safe dri- ving environments and safer vehicles. Please see AS BATTLE BEGINS Babe Ruth's records broken this year don't even put a dent into his record book. PAGEB1 GAME 1 ROUNDUP: Indians vs. Mariners, who blanked whom... Braves have Astros' number... Diamondbacks slip by Cardinals PAGE B2 "inscription or home delivery questions: or (800) 287-4480 35 9 I Lottery numbers, A2 Sunny and ;ig warmer, I Forecast, A2 V BELLWOOD-ANT1S SCHOOL DISTRICT Residents want spent to improve education BY WALT FRANK SlaffWriter BELLWOOD District residents Tuesday night told Bell wood-Antis School Board mem- bers they aren't in favor of a proposed mil- lion project to'improve the district's athletic facilities and to create additional parking. About 60 residents attended the meeting, and all nine who addressed the board said they oppose the project. Some residents said they would rather see the money spent on education. "What does this thing do for asked Clyde Flaugh, who circulated more than 300 letters in the community asking residents to attend the meeting to voice their opinions. "What are we doing about education? That is my big gripe. Let's forget about all this other stuff." Willard Edmiston said the board put too much money in football field renovations sev- eral years ago. "When 1 look at the million-dollar football field, why did we have to go Edmiston asked. "This (project] is not a Cadillac, it is more like a Ferrari or Lamborghini. Put it [money 1 where it is need- ed, in the education of our kids." "There has to be a bottom to your pocket; you can't keep reaching into people's Charles Sunderland said. "Education should come first, not athletics." In August, board members reached sales agreements with Bank to purchase about 10 acres for and with CRH Catering Inc. for about one acre of land for They ajso authorized solicitor. 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