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   Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - November 10, 2001, Altoona, Pennsylvania                                TVMIRROR: LISTINGS, MOVIES, SPORTS FREE INSIDE SPORTS: NEIL RUDEL OPENS THE PENN STATE FOOTBALL MAILBAG PAGE Bl Historic Huntih'gdon building gets face-lift in your back yard properly' Copyright 2001 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2001 newsstand Dr. faces morals charges C. Bender Stevenson Storeman BY MARK LEBEUFINGER Staff Writer A Tyrone Medical Associates physician was jailed Friday after he was arrested on charges of drug and morals offenses during an eight-year period in Blair and Clinton counties. The arrest of Dr. Barry L. Bender, Pennsylvania Ave., Tyrone, follows a two-year investigation into par- ties where drugs, alcohol and sex were key components, officials said. The parties began in 1993, according to the state attor- ney general's office, and continued until January in Tyrone and locations in Clinton County. Witnesses told a statewide investigative grand jury that teen-agers were given drugs at those parties, then were enticed to expose themselves or to allow Bender to perform sex ual acts on them. Please see A6 Mirror pholo by Mark Leberiinger Suspect Dr. Barry Bender (center) is led into court by Tyrone police Officer Thomas Goodfellow (left) and Tyrone police Chief Joseph Beachem. CELEBRATION TIME Mirror'photo by Kelly Bennell 4ltoona Area High School's Rue Moyer (39) is congratulated by teammate Mike Pacifico after scoring the first touchdown in the Mountain Lions' winning game against Hollidaysburg Area High School in playoff action Friday night. Jolhdaysburg vs. Altoona Portage vs. Bishop Carroll f Mountain Lions defeat Tigers' "Huskies wild 1 Mountain Lions defeat Tigers for second time this season Huskies offense" runs wild in victory over Mustangs Heroin suspect nabbed BY PHIL RAY Staff Writer A Philadelphia-area man suspected of operat- ing an open-air drag market in Tyrone was arrested early Friday after allegedly selling heroin to a police Informant. When police took Scott Allen Yanak, 22, Upland, into custody at a.m., he was car- rying 80 packets of. heroin with a street value of about police said. Lindsey Nichole Wills, 19, of Tyrone also was arrested. Yanak was arraigned before District Justice Joseph Moran on two counts of possession with intent to deliver and one count each of posses- sion of a controlled substance and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia. Yanak was placed in Blair County Prison in lieu of bail. Wills was charged with one count of posses- sion with intent to use drug paraphernalia. Their preliminary hearings are scheduled for Tuesday before District Justice John Greene of Tyrone. Detective Henry T. Fownes of the Blair County District Attorney's office characterized the arrest as "major" because of the large amounts of heroin Yanak is suspected of bring- ing into Tyrone. According to a police summary, Yanak allegedly was bringing 20 bundles, or 200 pack- ets, of heroin to Tyrone at least five 'week. The street value of the bundles is Fownes said. He said Tyrone has attracted drug dealers, some of whom have moved their operations from Altoona because, until recently, Tyrone's police force was not part of the Blair County Drug Task Force. Please see A6 Federal panel: Rail system must have liquidation plan fey LAURENCE ARNOLD The Associated Press WASHINGTON A federal oversight panel declared Friday that Amtrak will not meet a con- gressional deadline for achieving financial self-suf- fieiency, a finding that forces Amtrak-to draw up a plan for its own liquidation. 'The 6-5 vote by the Amtrak Reform Council does not mean Amtrak trains will stop running. Congress will review Amtrak's liquidation plan and a proposal to be drawn up by the council for a restructured national passenger rail system. Congress then will make a final decision about the future of Amtrak and rail service. Both studies must be done within 90 days. Congress is considering Amtrak's future and what role, if any, the railway will play in developing high-speed trains around the country. The Bush administration also is working on a plan for passen- ger rail, although deliberations have been delayed by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Please see A9 REMEMBERING OUR VETERANS Honorary diploma recipient recollects his return to Korea BY JAY YOUNG Staff Writer HOLLIDAYSBURG Ronald McCleary describes the experience of war with a clinched right hand against his chin and a cutting silence. It's the best he can do after see- ing proof that freedom isn't free. McCleary's dark brown eyes slice through everything as he qui- etly replays the nine months he spent in Korea during 1951 fighting the spread of Communism. He doesn't regret a thing, though. The Hollidaysburg resident left school at the start of ninth grade to follow his heart to the Army. He was in the recruiting office at 8 one morning and on a train to amilitary.base in Kentucky by 3 p.m. the same day. More than 50 years later, he returned to Hollidaysburg Area High School Friday with veterans to receive an honorary high school diploma and to be recognized in a pre-Veterans Day celebration. "I'm proud of the fact that I McCleary. said of his wartime service. Please see A6 Subscription or home delivery questions: 946-74W) or (800) 287-4480 Lottery numbers, A2 Cloudy, breezy, Forecast, A2 Atamta THE GREAT COMBINATION I Call us today...Make money today. 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