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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - November 4, 2001, Altoona, Pennsylvania USA WEEKEND URBAN: A COUNTRY HITMAKER FREE INSIDE LIFE: ADS MONTH EVENTS PROMOTE AWARENESS PAGE Dl page nhonabacks force Game 7 Steelers, Ravens ready to rock Alt0nna mirror Copyright 2001 NOVEMBER 4, 2001 newsstand Lions continue comeback from slow start Minor pholo by J.D. Caviich Pemv State's Bob Jones celebs-ates sacking Southern Mississippi quarterback Jeff Kelly Saturday. The Lions picked'up a 38-20 victory. .By JIM LANK' Mirror Sports Editor UNIVERSITY PARK If you're a Perm State fan, this was about as good as it gets. Homecoming. Plenty of sunshine and 60-degree temperatures on an early November afternoon. And, best of all, a Nittany Lion victory. The resurgent Lions made it three wins in a row Saturday by trimming Southern Miss 38-20 before a Beaver Stadium crowd of What looked like a lost season a month ago, suddenly has taken a posi- tive shift and has PSU fans thinking of a possible bowl trip. "This was a great win over a quality defensive end Michael Hayes said. "I'm a little shocked at the outcome because their defense came in so highly ranked, hut our offense just exploded." Haynes isn't getting carried away with bowl game talk. "I think there may be a little bit of he said, "but we are very focused on the task at hand each week. We're just taking one game at a time." After the 0-4 start, coach Joe Paterno told the players it was a new season. "Going into the Northwestern game, we looked at it as a seven-game wide receiver Bryant Johnson said. "If we go ahead and win the seven games, then we'd be bowl-eligible, and that's the way we look at it. .-J "We're 30 right Johnson said. "There's nothing like Paterno said of the Lions' three-game win streak. "They do things with a little more bounce in practice now. whole different attitude." i; As for the bowl talk, Paterno said: "We're going to play them one at a tune. We've got to win some more games before we can start thinking about any- thing. We've only won three games; ;so let's not get carried away." JUDGMENT DAY: Calian finds himself fighting for retention BY PHIL RAY Staff Writer Blair County Judge Norman D. Calian typically spends his noon hours walking briskly through the streets of Hollidaysburg, his way to exercise and clear the cobwebs from his mind after a morning in court. The judge even rescued a lost dog this summer as it plodded aimlessly along his side. More on statewide judicial elections PAGE AS These days, howevei, the walk has taken on a moieseuous purpose Callaii is seeking retention far anoth- fer 10-year, term, but unlike three other Blair judges in the past four years, he faces opposition from a group calling itself the Committee for "Judicial Fairness, led by former Blair .County District Attorney William J. fiaberstroh and former Altoona City Councilman Leonard L. Bettwy. j iHaberstroh said he isn't advocating a ;'no" vote Tuesday because Calian has made bad decisions or has been over-1 turned by the state's appeals court "Every judge is going to he over- turned that's life. You get good decisions and bad the three-time district attorney said. "If that were the issue, I wouldn't be advocating what I am advocating today. It's his demeanor." .Haberstroh said that too many times gallan has mistreated lawyers, trial participants and jurors verbally. The Judicial Fairness group has pur- chased billboards asking voters to cast a "no" ballot for Dalian's retention. The group has advertised in the newspaper, asking those who are upset by Calian's demeanor to submit their stories to the group. Please see A10 Mirror pholo by Kelly fionnelt Blair County Judge Norman D. Calian talks yvith Dorothy Harshberger at her door. Callan has gone door-to- door to talk with residents as he faces opposition for his retention from the Judicial Fairness group. NS calls workers back BY KAY STEVHENS Stuff Writer Norfolk Southern Corp. representatives are telling Hollidaysburg Car Shop employees to return.to work Monday one week after thdy told employees he vel' tp "fy. Railroad employees ''said'1 plans'''to buriip-pr relocate to other jobs because of the the 'car shop's closing were put on hold Friday after'.a decision by the UIS. 3rd Circuit Courtrof Appeals. "My foreman called me personally and told me to report back to work said Steve Gibbons, Altoona, who expected to transfer job at the Juniata Locomotive Shop. Gibbons, the local chairman of the Injter: national Association of Machinists, :said other employees were contacted and told to report.lo their normal workplace. A machinist at the Juniata shop, who askgd not to be identified, said he and others working Friday night learned that workers from Hollidaysburg who were to bump into jobs' at Juniata were not coming. "They told us that the machinists coming.jp Juniata were going to be going back to Sam Rea the inachinist said. i6 or 17 of the machinists had claimed jobs in Juniata." Norfolk Southern spokesman Rudy Husband, who said Friday that the railroad was weighing its options, declined Saturday to reveal what plans were made after the appeals court deci- sion. He said the company wai taking care of that through its employees and the unions. The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay Friday at the request of the Transport Workers Union, the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa. Please see A13 WAR OM TERRORISM: Pages A3, A6, A9, 81 Steps taken to thwart next possible attack BY SALLY BUZBEE The Associated Press WASHINGTON As U.S. offl- cials try to discern the next likely targets of possible terrorist attacks, they are evaluating uncorroborat- fed tips and concrete intelligence, using some basic common sense :and dealing with a whole lot of theo- nes The United States has stepped ;up security at airports and post offices, nuclear plants, even the Golden Gate Bridge. Terrorists seek vulnerable spots: That's about the only thing most experts agree on. Once Americans learned how to stymie truck bombs against embassies, Osama bin Laden's followers looked around and found it easier to hijack airplanes. "The big failure we had on Sept. 11 was a failure of imagination, of imagining what they could said Herbert E. Meyer, vice chair- man of the CIA's National Intel- ligence Council in the Reagan administration. "We can't afford that again." So far, the FBI has issued two nationwide alerts that terrorists might strike again the first Oct. 11 and the second on Oct. 29. Both were based on credible informa- tion from multiple sources, gath- ered by intelligence agencies, that bin Laden's followers planned new attacks. But U.S. officials said the infor- mation was vague, providing no clue to possible targets. Thus, federal officials offered lit- tle guidance to police or average Americans about what to protect. Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge told governors to examine "vulnerable" spots, among them nuclear plants. Please see A9 California Highway Patrol Officer Marcus Bartliolomevy watches the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. As U.S. officials try to discerji next possible, targets, security has: increased The Associated Press or home ''delivery questions: 946-7480 or (800) 287-4480 y Lottery numbers, A2 Partly cloudy, 56" Forecast, A2 V Altoona HQT-ADS.com I THE GREAT COMBINATION We re white-hot! 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