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   Progress, The (Newspaper) - February 25, 2008, Clearfield, Pennsylvania                                102 047 Our 95th Year Moshannon February 2008 50 Cents 20 PAGES Whats cooking Usually when a food is described as crispy frying and plenty of grease are But it doesnt have to be that With the right ingredients and crunchy satisfying results can be had without all the A recipe for pork tenderloin in a herbed crust is loosely inspired by a classic Japanese preparation of deep fried pork chops called tonkat Turn to page 8 The Progress News Clearfield 206 Locust 7657813 7 Philipsburg 109 Front 3424763 7 2 Curwensville 460 State 2363468 Check us out online at Inside today Birthdays Classifieds Comics Dear Abby 2 1618 19 11 columns 4 Heloise 11 Hospitals 7 Lottery 9 News in brief 20 Obituaries 9 Police 10 Sports 1315 Weather 5 Sports Golden Tide at D9 Wrestling Tournament Page 13 Reifer and Sidorick win District 6 titles Page 13 Kids9 Corner By McKendz Kephart Philipsburg Elementary Lightning causes c strike amage at DuBois airport By Diannc Bycrs Staff Writer REYNOLDSVILLE The DuBois Regional Airport has dis proved the old lightning icyer strikes the same place Members of the learfieldJefferson Counties Regional Airport Authority icard Friday that in less than a years a second hit of light ning caused some major damage o the airports electrical sys Robert manager of DuBois Regional report ed lightning struck the water tower during the early morning hours of exploding and burning control boxes and melting wiring for many of the terminals electrical components and The only system that went completely untouched was the sewage he He said the airports employ ees and local fire companies and ambulance services were sum moned to the airport by the ter minals emergency warning sys We didnt know the nature of the emergency but we Shaffer adding the system sounds in the event of a plane fire or other Once the workers and emergency responders were on scene an investigation was We found no immedi ate issue or no imminent emer so we released the fire companies and ambulance and began quest to find out what had he Shaffer said what alerted the workers to the possibility there had been a lightning strike was the emergency warning sys tem could not be turned off and there were no runway or taxiway lights to guide He said he contacted a local electrical consultant and an electrical services company and prior to work began to tally up the damage and see what could be done to make the airport Two flights were scheduled to arrive at and with the lights being operated manually both planes were able to land he Speaking later with night shift workers at the Mesa Airlines maintenance center he was told they were unsure what had One of the work ers said It sounded like a bomb went It shook the entire hangar Although assessing the dam age has been time consuming and invoices for equipment and installation are still being calcu the damaged systems are mainly operational either by hand or through auxiliary Today we are in good Shaffer The cost estimate to repair the damage totals Two claims for approximately half the cost have been submitted to the insurance In January the authority approved switching providers and pur chased coverage through Smail Insurance It was also able to place the water tower and the water treatment plant on its policy two items that were not covered by the for mer policy because work on them was not Fatal crash James of Morrisdale was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash on Sunday at 3 According to the state police at Flick was travel ing north on state Route 53 when he tried to negotiate a left hand curve near Emigh Run Road in Morris His vehicle traveled off the east side of the road and rolled onto its right side and struck a utility pole with its Flick was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Mike Morris Township Fire Hope Fire of Moshannon Valley Emergency Medical Services of Penelec and the state Department of Transportation assisted police at the Photo by Bill Woolworth Trustee removed following review of fire company by aws Turn to Page 1 By Diannc Byers Staff Writer GRAMPIAN Grampian Borough Council and Penn Township Supervisors met Saturday with several of the offi cers of the GrampianPenn Bloom Fire to review the fire companys bylaws pertaining to The meeting was requested by Grampian Borough Council to clarify terms for reelected trustees and the trustees eligi bility Ferguson Township and Bloom Township are also included in the fire com panys coverage area and were invited to send but no one attended from either The meeting was chaired by Scott fire company president and a member of the Grampian Borough Also representing the fire company was Linda and Justin fire Barbara Scott Turn to Page 1 States with late primaries could matter By Tom Davies Associated Press Writer INDIANAPOLIS AP Democrats in states that refused to join the stampede to the front of the presidential nominating calendar might end up with the final say by voting Instead of being an after thought in a contest that had already been states with springtime primaries and caucuses may yet play a role in the hardfought and unusually longlived race between Democratic hopefuls Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham In for which hasnt been in a position to help decide the Democratic nominee in 40 excitement is building among political sup porters like Gelone Broadnax of who began attract ing attention when she donned an Obama campaign button I started wearing my button and everybody is like Whered you get that Whered you get Broadnax if I could have some more Obama buttons everybody wants a court reporter in the Marion County court spent weeks helping collect peti tion signatures to get Obama on the ballot for Indianas May 6 taking them every where with I kept them in my she Nearly miles Sue Castner often spends 12 hours a day in her home organizing volunteers for the Clinton She traveled earlier to Iowa and Nevada for the but is now spend ing much of her time answering calls and emails from Oregon voters who see the looming importance of that states May 20 Im getting dozens of people a day who I want to I want to what can I said the former marketing work erturnedpolitical For the sake of getting some sleep before May I would love for it to be It still could be a Team Champs The Clearfield Bisons won the team title at the District 9 Class AAA Wrestling Tournament Saturday at Clarion Universitys Waldo Tippin Photo by Jim Butler PhilipsburgOsceolas Bo and Dimitri claimed district titles at the District 6 Class AAA tournament over the Reifer and Sidorick were the first PO champions since Photo by Chip Clarke District 9 cham pions Four Progressland wrestlers earned individ ual titles at the District 9 Wrestling Tournament Saturday at Clarion Front from are Clearfields Kasey Curwensvilles Derek Brothers and Clearfields Shawn Standing is Bison Sean Photo by Jim Butler Turn to Page 4 Rendell Comment shows my liability as running mate HARRISBURG AP Democratic Ed Rendell said his candor in saying that some rural Pennsylvania voters would not vote for a black candi date shows why he would be a terrible liability as a vice pres idential a supporter of Hillary Rodham Clinton for pres reiterated Saturday that he has no interest in being a run ning I think I proved a couple weeks ago why nobody would want me as vice presidential Rendell said in an interview with reporters from The PatriotNews of Harrisburg and Politico for CSPANs I have a terrible If Im asked a I answer and I tell the That probably isnt a good idea for someone who is the 2 on the Rendell He also ruled out leaving office to become a White House cabinet member until his term is up in Earlier this Rendell was criticized after saying in an interview that some white Pennsylvanians are likely to vote against Clintons Barack because he is Youve got conservative whites and I think there Turn to Page 1   

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