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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - November 3, 2001, Altoona, Pennsylvania Spa PAGE A4 COMMUNITY NEWS: SKATING GETS BOOST, BEDFORD HOSPICE SPORTS: NEIL RUDEL OPENS THE PENN STATE FOOTBALL MAILBAG PAGE Bl Penn Cambnavs" Hun If igSfasiwa. Ultrror Copyright 2001 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2001 500 newsstand Court grants car shop stay BY CRAIG WILLIAMS "Motion for stay is granted." With a one-sentence decision issued late Friday afternoon, the ;U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals propped open the doors of the Hollidaysburg Car Shop. It is unclear whether workers will be called back to the shop, be given a paid vacation or continue the transition to new work assignments. "Wo are weighing our Norfolk Southern Corp. spokesman Rudy Husband said Friday. The stay came at the request of the Transport the common- wealth of Pennsylvania and U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa. The coalition tiled for a stay last month while the court hears its appeal of the Surface Transportation Board's decision allowing Norfolk Southern to close the shop. When the court did not respond by Oct. 26, the railroad sent the car shop workers home that day to await their new assign- ments within the 22-state system. The original scheduled closing date was Friday. "A lot of the workers are leaving right now for jobs in Ohio, Georgia and North local TWU President Tom Lutton said Friday. "They have got to report to their new; jobs Monday, and they are out looking for houses this he said. Because the stay request asked the rail- road be "barred from carrying out the planned all parties are waiting for further court clarification to determine Please see A6 Blair DA hopefuls spending BY PHIL RAY StqffWriter This' year's campaigns for the Blair County district attorney can- didates will cost more than Incumbent Dave Gorman 'said he is spending to get out his mes- sage that "experience emphasizing that he has been assistant district attorney or dis- trict attorney for the past 14 years. Challenger Robert S. Donaldson said he is-passionate in his opin- ion that the county needs a new district attorney. "I think it is very important to spend whatever necessary to get a job that you he said. For Tuesday's general election, Gorman while Don- aldson spent Spending reports don't reflect the money each has invested in media advertising during the past two weeks as the election nears. Gorman is running as a Repub- lican, while Donaldson is on the Democratic ticket. The two faced each other in the May primary, both running as Republicans. Gorman won the Republican nomination by about votes, while Donaldson won a write-in contest in the Democratic prima- ry by 23 votes. Gorman outspent Donaldson in the spring, to Until Oct. 22, Gorman spent compared to Donaldson's "My only reason for spending is to get the message out to the vot- Gorm an s a id. said there was an impression in the spring that he far outspent Gorman in a losing effort, which wasn't true. The district attorney's race is not the only one costing Blair County a substantial amount of money. Judge Norman D. Callan is ask- ing votei-s to return him to office for a second 10-year term. Please see AS WORKS OF WAR Mirror photo by Jason Sipes Don Traub of Exhibit Design of Pittsburgh pulls photographs from shipping containers at the Heritage Discovery Center. The exhibit contains more than 170 images captured by photographers who died during the Vietnam War and other southeast Asian con- flicts. Please see story, Page AID. Claim rate for jobless skyrockets BY CRAIG WILLIAMS Staff Writer It'sasignof the times. And the sign is pasted outside the Butterick Co. Inc. plant in Altoona: "Public auction Satur- __..... VSigns oftlie.region'smanufactur- ing slide are all around, and none is more poignant than the sell-off this morning of the remaining assets of the longtime Altoona pat- tern-malting company. National economic picture worsens PAGE C1 The loss of Butterick drained 250 jobs from the .Blair County econo- my, one chunk of the thousands lost during the past year, Now the hard statistics are catching up with the hard facts. A new study commissioned by the state AFL-CIO shows that claims for unemployment are ris- ing, with factory workers hit the hardest. The study by the Keystone Re- search Center indicates that in the five weeks ending Oct. 20, first-time claims for unemployment insur- ance in the state hit That's a 54 percent increase over this time last year, when the it was For the first nine months of 2001, the number of workers in the state filing for unemployment because of layoffs increased by 53 percent First-lime Unemployment claims: BPH f- Sept Dot 2QOl' Sepl Ool 2000 Manufacturing workers filing iniliai claims: Jan -Sepl Jan Source: Keystone Research Cenlt Mirror graphic by Tom Worthington II to from during the same period in 2000. "Pennsylvania's long economic expansion is grinding to a said Stephen Herzenberg, executive director of the Keystone Research Center and author of the paper. ,The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry was quick to point out that comparing this year's numbers with last year's is like comparing apples to oranges. The year 2000 was an economic high point of growth and expan- sion for business. Please see A6 JoePa in bronze: Statue of coach erected outside Beaver Stadium By DAN LEWERENZ The Associated Press STATE COLLEGE Joe Paterno already is the winningest coach in major college football. Now he's been bronzed. Workers erected a 7-foot sculpture of the Penn State University football coach outside Beaver Stadium Friday, the day before the Nittany Lions' homecommg game against Southern Mississippi. The sculpture shows an aged Paterno with one hand in the air, index finger raised, running as if he's leading his team out of the tunnel in the stadium. Paterno is wearing his trademark blazer, his tie blown to one side, his pant legs rolled up and Nike sneakers. "Looks said Paterno's wife, Sue. "His pants need pressed." Joe Paterno could not attend the event, but Sue Paterno said the two might stop by Friday night. Joe Patemq came to Penn State in 1950 as an assistant to coach Rip Engle. After 16 seasons under Engle, Paterno became head coach in 1966. Paterno has coached-Penn State to 30 bowl games, and his 20 bowl wins are more than any other coach. His teams have finished undefeated five times and won national champi- onships in 1982 and 1986. On Oct. 27, Paterno got his 324th win, a 29-27 victory over Ohio State, moving him past Paul "Bear" Brown as the winningest coach in major college foot- ball. Paterno is the only coach to record 300 or more wins at one school and reached 300 wins faster than any other coach, taking just 380 gamins. The Paternos have donated more than million to the university, and a wing of Penn State's library is named for Joe Paterno. The sculpture was created by Angelo DiMaria of Bush Designs in Reading. It was kept secret from Paterno and his wife until after the coach's record- breaking win. The Associated Press Tom Eckberg" cleans adhesive from the foot of a new 7-foot bronze sculpture of Penn State University football coach Joe in State College Friday. Paterno, the winningest coach in major college. football, is in his 36th season as the Nittany Lions' coach. Subscription or home delivery questions: 946-7480 or (800) 2874480 Lottery numbers, A2 HOT-ADS.6om We're white-hot! Partly sunny, cool, Forecast, A2 I Mirror 11 THE GREAT COMBINATION I 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 Business Movies AS Obituaries Opinion .All A8 __. Scoreboard B5 Classifieds C3-12 Comics ___D5 Community news D2 Puzzles _D4 Television D4 IN NATION American B-52 bombers', pummeled Taliban front lines Friday with dozens of bombs north of Kabul, drawing cheers from opposition fighters. V PAOECi V J
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