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Indiana Gazette (Newspaper) - July 16, 1993, Indiana, Pennsylvania Friday July Vol 323 Fair tonig with a low of 60 partly sunny Saturday with a high of 82 See weather information on page 12 INSIDE New PPG boss PPG Industries Inc tapped Jerry E Dempsey a seasoned manager with a flair for devel oping younger talent to replace retiring Chairman Vincent Sar ni See page 4 Skinhead plot Eight skinheads were arrest ed in an alleged plot to foment race war by blowing up a black church and assassinating Rod ney King Story and photo on page 8 Summer stripes This summer stripes star as the most frequent fashion direc tion although there seams to be no set course While more de signers veer to slimming verti cal stripes they havent put the horizontal on hold See todays Family page 100 arrested Operation Rescues executive director criticized authorities for jailing him on a Florida warrant while 100 of his follow ers were arrested for blocking streets as part of a national antiabortion campaign Details on page 3 Steamtown pork The Steamtown National His toric Site survived another leg islative debate over whether the theme park is an example of pork barrel spending or a his torical treasure when the House rejected an amendment that would have forced the site to shut down See page 3 Life of Bell Theres an especially endear ing moment in the last hour of The Sound and the TNTs singularly superb made forcable life of Alexander Gra ham Bell Story on page 10 Obituaries on Page 7 CARRICK Donna 65 West Main Street Dayton ELLENBERGER Janet 91 formerly of Star Route Spring Church FRANCISCO Erma Plazerine 88 Saltsburg RD 1 Young Township SMOLOS Andrew Edward 72 Indiana formerly of Grace ton Lottery If theres no music you care for on the radio try an 800 number where you ran hear tunes while waiting to hear a voice 22 Pages 2 Sections 1993 Indiana Printing and Publishing Company Indiana Pa ThirtyFive Cents County lands airport funds The proposed new terminal for the Indiana County Airport will have space for a commuter airline service and will complement a runway extension project planned over a threeyear period Architects drawing by Parker Harley A Canon By RANDY WELLS Gazette Staff Writer State Sen Pat Stapleton DIndi ana and the Indiana County Airport Authority have convinced state offi cials to include a capital appropriation in the 199394 state budget for runway improvements at the Indiana County Airport It is believed to be the largest single appropriation ever made for enhancements at Jimmy Stewart Field Larry Lockard airport authority project chairman said the funding was the result of a nearly dayUnlay coordinated effort between Staple ton and authority members since last fall But he credited Stapleton with successfully ushering the ap propriation request through the state budget process intact To secure the state money Staple ton sponsored the request then lobbied House and Senate leaders Gov Robert Casey Secretary of the Budget Michael Hershock and Sen Vincent Pumo the minority appropriations committee Local man charged in shooting death Robert Samuel Brendlinger of In diana was killed and the wife of the homicide suspect was wounded in a domestic dispute that took place at Brendlingers home on Metz Road White Township according to state police from the Indiana station Police arrested and jailed the suspect Bryan Keith Delaney 32 of 1221 Ben Avon Indiana Trooper Jeffrey Witmer of the Indiana Station of the state police said Brendlinger 40 was killed by one shot in the chest from a 3030 Delaney allegedly broke into the Brendlinger residence around 2 today and confronted Brendlinger and Delaneys wife Billie Jean the trooper said Delaney fired a shot into Brend lingers chest then fired one shot at Billie Jean Delaney 29 but the bullet just grazed her left knee according to Witmer who said the woman received outpatient treat ment at Indiana Hospital Brendlinger was pronounced dead at in the Indiana Hospital emergency room Indiana County Coroner Thomas Streams said an autopsy was under way this morning to determine the cause of Brendlingers death According to Streams Delaney fled the scene but turned himself in to state police at Delaney was arraigned on single charges of criminal homicide and criminal attempt at homicide and two charges of aggravated assault before Indiana District Justice Rich ard G Orendorff at today He was committed to Indiana Coun ty Jail without bond Witmer said Other details were not immediate ly available from police or the coroner Mobile home on Metz Road where shooting occurred early this morning Gazette photo by Barry Reeger Sarajevos utility crisis worsens again By DAVID CRARY Associated Press Writer SARAJEVO BosniaHerzegovina Sarajevos utility crisis deepened today and a relief official accused Bosnian Croat leaders of blocking food aid into embattled central Bosnia Natural gas restored Thursday throughout Sarajevo after being shut off since June was cut again in the evening because of leaks And western suburbs were again without water restored two days ago under an agreement between the Bosnian government and besieging Serbs The rest of the city has been without water or electricity since June 21 Sarajevo is back to square said Peter Kessler a spokesman for the High Commissioner for Refugees People are back to standing in line for water and scrounging for Without natural gas to supplement an emergency delivery of diesel fuel for a generator the citys bakery was forced to close only hours after opening for the first time in 15 days In neighboring Croatia mean while SerbCroat clashes continued along the Adriatic coast south of a strategic bridge Two people were killed and two wounded in a Serb rocket attack on the Adriatic port of Sibenik Cro atian radio said There was no independent confirmation Croatian forces retook the Maslen ica bridge which links the mainland to Croatias southern coast from the Serbs in January breaching a year old ceasefire that ended Croatias 1991 SerbCroat war Croatias plan to reopen the bridge Sunday ap peared to have set off the latest fighting Developments in Sarajevo and fighting in southwestern Bosnia dra matized the plight of the Muslimled government now facing allout com bat against the Serbs and their former Croat allies chairman They all pledged they would try to keep the funds Staple ton said The secret is a legislator has to do his homework in advance to keep his project in I worked so hard on it but you never know You have to deal with so many people It is a big victory for According to Lockard the state money will be applied to an estimat ed million upgrade of the airport which will not only lengthen and strengthen the runway but will create the potential for a new indus park to evolve ad jacent to the airport which has been operated by the county for the past 35 years This should open up a whole new era for the county if this develops as we Lockard said The runway extension project is one of two separate but related enhancements for the airport The Indiana Jaycees are spearheading an effort to construct a new terminal building on the north side of the existing runway Lockard believes a Continued on Page 4 Column 3 20th New Growth Arts Festival set to open Downtown Indiana will begin changing at Saturday Streets will be blocked off paintings will be hung tents will be raised And by 10 the stages Artists Market Childrens Alley Story Street and exhibitions of the 20th New Growth Arts Festival will be ready to open Were really excited about this years said chairman Don Amendt And we hope everyone will come join the Complete schedule on Page 5 A record number of 84 artists and craftsmen will sell handmarbled paper original games 14karat gold jewelry pottery stained glass wood photographs and more from 10 to 8 Saturday and noon to 6 Sunday in the Artists Market on Philadelphia Street An exhibition of nearly 200 works by local artists will be on display in the Open Arts show in the Indiana County Courthouse The avant garde Invitational Show is located on the second floor of the Indiana Free Library and the Juried Artist Show featuring works by artists in the market begins at 3 Satur day in the NBOC Old Courthouse office Children wont want to miss their favorite purple dinosaur in Story Street or wikki stick sculpture in Childrens Alley Livingston Tay Continued on Page 4 Column 3 Missouri breaks through levee as rain falls again in Midwest Flooded counties Counties declared federal disaster areas because of flooding Every county in Iowa and 123 counties in 4 other states have been declared federal disaster areas making them eligible for federal disaster relief Pres Bill Clinton already has promised billion in assistance though some estimate the total bill could reach billion Claims are an area of land equal to the state of Massachusetts is under water By STEPHANIE NANO Associated Press Writer The Missouri River broke through a levee today and converged with the Mississippi River on a narrow peninsula north of St Louis after hundreds who ignored earlier evacu ation orders were given a final urgent warning Drenching thunderstorms on Thursday and today caused the Mississippi and Missouri rivers swollen for more than a month to begin mixing 20 miles upstream from where they normally meet Major levee breaks were discov ered this morning about 4 miles north of St Charles said Petra Haws spokeswoman for the St Charles County emergency management agency More thunderstorms also were expected there today New flooding hit the northern part of the rivers basins today mean while As much as 7 inches of rain pounded a swath of North Dakota and Minnesota overnight sending the Red River coursing through Fargo Strong thunderstorms were forecast for the area this afternoon and tonight It couldnt immediately be deter mined how many breaks there were in the levee in Missouri The breaks Famous Wine Cellar Dining came soon after the Missouri River began spilling over a 100foot section of the wall just north of St Charles City Weeks of flooding had sent Mississippi backwaters 9 miles in land to the back of the levee Major flooding was expected along the peninsula where about people had heeded earlier evacuation recommendations Of hundreds who had stayed most left Thursday night Haws said A few are still there We are going in after them with military trucks she said She said the river began rising much quicker than expected be cause of heavy rain Thursday It was still raining there today and more thunderstorms were forecast Is it ever going to stop Haws said Weeks of rain in the Midwest have overwhelmed the Mississippi and its tributaries The flooding has been blamed for at least 25 deaths and an estimated billion in damage in eight states In North Dakota the National Weather Service reported 7 inches of rain overnight at Lake Ashtabula up the Sheyenne River from Valley City which is 40 miles west of Fargo Dozens of people were forced from their homes in valley City said fire Country Kitchen Tonight Salmon Cakes Stuffed Shrimp chief George Schlittenhardt At least 100 residents came out in the middle of the night to sandbag areas of the city in danger Streets flooded and basements filled with water in Fargo where the Red River deluge swamped the citys sewer system and caused sewage backups including at Dako ta Hospital We have ourselves a real lollapa looza of a problem said Fargo mayor Jon Lindgren who declared a state of emergency Fargo officials asked residents not to use any water until further notice In Moorhead across the Red River from Fargo one man was hospitalized after suffering an elec trical shock when he went into his flooded basement to try to discon nect some appliances said Sgt Greg Anderson President Clinton plans to meet in St Louis this weekend with gover nors from the floodstricken states He stopped in Des Moines Iowa on Wednesday to announce a bil lion emergency aid request for the region Clinton said he could ask Congress for more but warned that people should not expect the government to pay for all their losses Delicious Butter Sugar sweet corn Yarnicks Farm 3493904 Farmers Market Lot Begins Tomorrow Sipple Jody Emery Rocky Glen Friday Night No Cover
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