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Indiana Gazette (Newspaper) - December 6, 1997, Indiana, Pennsylvania Satirday December fi Vol 105 Nichols trial Terry Nichols defense attor ney Michael Tigar arrives at Jhe Federal Courthouse in Den ver Friday Tigar has told ju rors he will prove that Nichols did not help build the bomb that killed 168 people in the Oklaho ma City bombing Page 4 INSIDE A 7i percent chance of snow showers tonight with an accumulation of around an inch Low in the mid 20s A St percent chance of snow showers Sunday with a high in the lower Details on Page 14 Logging legal 11 It could be several months before a federal judge decides whether logging near a popular site in the Allegheny National Forest is legal Pages Stolen wreckage Authorities expect a TWA pi airline employee and a formerpolice officer to surrender now are charged with stealing wreckage i from TWA Flight 800 to bolster 1 a theory that a missile downed jet Page J c Obituaries on Page 12 FERGUSON Alice Lar j Lick f ROSE Doris Ocala formerly of Iridjana ROSS John Sagamore Hills Ohio SMITH Elizabeth 87 Indiana STAYMATES Erriuy 73 SaltsburgRDl 2125 26 28 4 1011 Classifieds 1 Entertainment Family Numbers Regional TV Today In Viewpoint All sins are attempts to fill Simone Weil French philosopher This newspaper is printed on recyclable paper Please recycle 28 Pages 2 Sections 19 shopping days to Christmas Attention Homer Center Parents And Students School Opening Sta Call InfoLine From Your Touch Tone Phone 4658100 Exten 1997 Indiana Printing and Publishing Company Indiana Pa Feline vigil i i stays close as cow recovers By RANDY WELLS Gazette Staff Writer MAHAFFEY Jenny the cow lay by the edge of a road Friday morning chewing her cud and watching the cars go by She couldnt get up and hasnt been able to for a month since she apparently injured her back the cat relaxed in some hay nearby grooming her thick calico coat Penny can move around whenever she wants but for some reasorit chosen not to leave Jennys side while she recuperates If it wasnt for that cat shed surely be said Homer Mott who owns both cat and One night four weeks ago Jenny was missing when Mott fed his cattle at his farm along Township Route 33riin BelTownship Clearfield County While searching for her the day he noticed two wires brokenin a fence in the wooded pasture near his barn Then he heard Jenny mooing and found her lying on her side in a deep ditch with cold water running around her Evidently during the rain the night before she lost her footing and slid down the bank into the ditch Mott said It took Mott and several other people nearlyjhree hours to pull the 900pound Hereford onto dry ground She couldnt stand up But she ate and she never missed a meal Mott said Fifty Cents Siberian town when jet He kept Jenny covered with blan kets for the next two days and consulted a veterinarian who sus pects Jenny sprained the muscles in her back when she The vet said Youll just have to wait her out When shes ready to get up she Mott said So day and night Mott has been walking down the road from the barn to check on Jenny taking her grain and hay and water that she eats and drinks from her recovery bed among the pine trees at the edge of the Mott also has to carry cat food there The cat moved in right he said I dont think shes been in the barn since She stays right there in the hay at the cows Penny arrived at the farm abouta year possibly after a passing motorist dropped her off a barn said Motts wife Delia 4I call her a guard he added Neither of the Motts have an explanation for why Penny chooses to riick by Jenny day and night Ojver the years Mott a retired construction worker school bus driver and township supervisor hasiraised beef and dairy cattle and his farm All his animals are Delia Passing motorists have noticed i a calico cat has remained by the side of Jenny ever Jenny lying in the same spot every since the eow itselfa momh ago af fhe HomerMott Continued on Page 4 in Bell Township Clearfield County i 1 f Mott hasbeen carrying food and wafer to while she recovers fromher injuries He also has to carry cat foot Gazette photos by Tom Peel ByJOHNIAMS Associated Press Writer J MOSCOW A military cargo jet crashed into a Siberian town seconds after takeoff today kill ing all 46 people aboard and up to 100 on the ground as flaming wreckage set at least five build ings on fire a news agency report ed As many as 100 others in the industrial town of Irkutsk2 were injured when the plane Barreled along the mauf street shortly before 10 the Interfax news agency said v Thirteen children were hospital ized and 12people werk taken to the burn center in the nearby city of Irkutsk the news agency said quoting unidentified investiga tors About were evacuated from the crash area The An124 aircraft one of the worlds largest pjanes crashecl i about 20 seconds after taking at from Irkutsk about miles east of Det fense Ministry spokesman Lt Col Nikolai Baranov said The plane burst into1 flames a ment building local officials Police and firemen were search ing the debris for casualties Baranov said there were 16 crew members and 30 militaryf personnel aboard the foureriginei cargo jet when it went i The registered with theRussian airforces military transport service was believed be carrying a cargbof two Sukhbi jet fighters the ItarTass news The cause of the crash was not immediately known Weather con4 the flight wasscheduled to go to Vladivostok in the Russian Far East then on to Vietnam The Russian defense minister has ordered an investigation Ba ranpv said Deputy Defense ister and Air Force Commander Pyotr Deinek in flew to the scene Interfax said The former Soviet air fleet has been plagued by chronic safety problems since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union and the up of theformer state rairline Aeroflot into about 400 companies 1 Experts have blamed poor maintenance safetyviolations and costcutting for problems in succession of major air crashes inRussia hr1994 when there were nine major crashes in a 10month periods r Benjamins Saturday Specials Baked Manicotti Filet of Sirloin And Sauteed Pork Chop Pine Fir And Spruce Christmas Trees 10am6pm Seven Days A Week Open House December 6 And Ten Percent Off All Purchases Garden Center Rt 119 North Indiana rTonight Rose The Desperados Pool Tables Are Open National Guard in state marking 250th anniversary By PETER DURANTINE Associated Press Writer HARRISBURG The foun ding ofthe Pennsylvania Na tional Guard began with fears of French and Spanish pirates sacking Philadelphia On a cold December day in 1747 Benjamin Franklin led a group of men into the state house in Philadelphia to com mission Pennsylvanias first militia V This weekend the 250th anni versary of the guard is being celebrated with a ceremonial banquet in Hershey and the unveiling of two historical markers along the riverfront site in Philadelphia that is now Perms Landing Though most people in the busy 18thcentury seaport wel comed the citizensoldiers known as Pennsylvania Assembly greet ed them reluctantly At that early point the Quak er faction still dominated Penn sylvania politics and the Quakers were not proponents of said Craig Nannos a colonel in the guard and a historical consul tant The pacifistsbelieved they had no choice but to allow a that would protect the colony from Indians and French and Spanish privateers said Samuel Newland a professor at the War College in Carlisle and author of the newly pub lished The Pennsylvania Mili tia The Early Along the Delawares banks the Associators built the Grand Battery a massive fortification to defend the largest English speaking city outside of En gland By the 1760s the fort had more than 50 pieces of artillery Considered forerunners to to days guard of men and women the Associators estab lished command posts in the colonys population centers said Nannos a consultant on the 1993 film The Last of the In 1755 the Assembly autho rized the first volunteer militia By 1776 it was wellorganized supplying tens of thousands of soldiers during the Revolution ary War More than 200 regiments were fielded in the Civil War In 1870 the General Assembly renamed the militia the National Guard of In 1879 the guard organized into a division first known as the 7th in the 19161917 opera tions on the Mexican border It was redesignated the 28th in World War I earning the title Iron The farmers factory workers Continued on Page 4 willing to be on cutting greenhouse gases By CHARLES J HANLEY AP Special Correspondent KYOTO Japan Looking for compromise with Europe on global warming American negotiators were exploring a postpone the pain plan that would deepen cuts of greenhouse gases but not until later next century sources close to the talks reported today Were willing to Rep George Brown said after meeting with dele gates to the 6dayo3d Kyoto climate change conference The United States and the Europe an Union differ over how much to rein in carbon dioxide and other gases that trap neat in the atmo sphere and threaten to disrupt glob al climate The new formula under discussion might allow the United States to take a smaller cut than Europe until 2010 or so but then catdi up on cutback levels later one source said on condition of anonymity The reductions timetable was just one flexible factor in the complex highly technical talks which one negotiator a three dimensional chess The disagreement remained a key unresolved issue as the 150nation conference ground toward its conclusion Wednesday Environment ministers and other highlevel officials including Vice President Al Gore will join the discussions Monday and Tuesday adding fresh clout to the final push toward agreement Environmentalists universally unhappy over the lowend position demanded that Gore offer greater cuts in the early years utterly outrageous that the worlds biggest polluter does not come up with an adequate proposal said Delia Villagrasa coordi nator of Climate Network The 10day conference on the verge of historys first control fuel emissions international ly has drawn delegates environmental and business lobby ists and journalists It wraps up two years of negotia tions to strengthen the 1992 Climate Change Treaty by setting legally binding limits industrial na tions emissions of greenhouse gas es mostly byproducts of fossil fuel burning The United States with 4 percent of the worlds population produces 24 percent of its carbon dioxide A networkof climate scien tists reported in 1995 that the aver Continned on Page 4 Snow strands motorists ERIE Pa AP Hundreds of motorists were stranded for more than four hours in Erie County Friday after heavy snow trapped them in their cars on Interstate 79 Authorities closed a section of the highway near the Crawford County line at about after a lake effect storm dumped as many as 17 inches of snow State police also closed a section of Interstate 90 in Erie County and as many as 30 vehicles were still trapped behind jackknifed tractor trailers early Saturday Pennsylvania Department of Transportation plow trucks worked feverishly to clear Interstate 79 department spokesman Rick Schenker said Volunteer firefighters used four wheeldrive vehicles and snowmo biles to check on the motorists and seven emergency shelters were set up to house them as they were extricated from the snow The stranded vehicles included four Greyhound buses and one high schoolbus Officials had reopened Interstate 79 by midnight AllGazette football team coming Sunday The 1997 AllGazette Football Team will be published in Sun days edition The allstar team includes a brief profile and photo of each player and the coach of the year The team was selected by a vote of the Gazette sports staff and the coaches at the 15 area nigh schools Massage Therapy Services Great Gifts 4124790248 Shireman Florist Open House Sunday Dec to 5 Rices Taking New 2549434 Years Affordable Interiors Area Rug Sale 3498821 Hofbrauhaus After DinnerPolka With Joe And Frank