Indiana Gazette, March 6, 2001

Indiana Gazette

March 06, 2001

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Indiana Gazette (Newspaper) - March 6, 2001, Indiana, Pennsylvania TUESDAY MARCH Vol 97No 193 Back on the ice Coming off a big win and a long layoff Indiana High School opens the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League playoffs at home Wednesday against Keystone Oaks Page 12 INSIDE Forecast Blustery tonight with a chance of snow showers possible accumulation of up to an inch The temperature will dip to 15 Mostly cloudy Wednesday with a chance of snow and a high of 32 See page 10 Storm scare not over Most of the East Coast es caped the conditions expected from the late winter noreaster except for the New England states where people feared the worst was yet to come Page 3 Pricey farming Energy prices to cultivate and fertilize seed are continuing to rise for farmers across the country but the price of the crops appears not to be chang ing Page 5 Execution protest Deathpenalty opponents along with the victims mothers have asked a Missouri judge to halt the execution of a mentally impaired man convicted of killing two sisters in 1991 while he was 16 Page Guilty plea The Philadelphia man who was kicked and punched by po lice in an arrest caught on videotape last summer pleaded guilty Monday to felony charges including two counts of car jacking 10 counts of robbery and two counts of aggravated assault Page 17 Deaths Obituaries on page 16 CRONE Dorotha L 87 of Indiana LONG Leonard Clair 81 of Indiana McMANUS Betty Ann Biystone 69 of Marion Center SPILLER Carroll 77 of Smicksburg Index Lottery The Indiana Gazette on the Internet Teddy Learn by others mistakes because you do not live long enough to make them all This newspaper is printed on recyclable paper Please recycle Benjamins Tuesday Special Sweet And Sour Chicken Brunos Wednesday Lunch Milwaukee Cod Final The Take Additional Fifty Percent Off Reduced Merchandise Karastan Carpet Specials Professional Installation Douds Of Plumville Rib Special Coynes Pub VFW All You Can Eat Spaghetti And More JSvery Wednesday 20 Pages 2 Sections Copyright 2001 Indiana Printing and Publishing Company Indiana Pa Fifty Cents New life envisioned for old mill Retail center displays proposed By WENDY SZAKELYHIDI Gazette Staff Writer SALTSBURG Two couples have big plans for the old Altrnan feed v Ericancf Sue Sutliff the owners of Saltsburg River and Trail a canoe and kayakrental business and William and Jill Joyce architects from Lawrenceville have signed a sales agreement for the property The structure on Point Street in Saltsburg will change hands in about 60 days Eric Sutliff said The current owner is the estate of George Altman J which is being DOfOUgn managed by his widow Edith Eric Sutliff and William Joyce briefed Saltsburg Borough Council on their ambitious plans at councils regular monthly me eting Ttforiday The men said they want to turn the first floor of the historic property into a retail center anchored by Salts burg River and Trail The proposal must be approved by the Historic Architectural Review Board which takes a first look at changes to downtown properties But many in the community have al ready expressed an interest in seeing the building preserved and turned into a commercial center The oldest section was built in 1912 with a second part added in 1940 Sudiff said farmers used to pull horses and wagons and later The historic Saltsburg feed mill shown here in a May 2000 photo was built in 1912 and expanded in trucks loaded with corn or wheat up to the mill The grain was then ground into animal feed Sutliff said a railroad line ran right up to the building The original part of the structure still houses most of the original wooden equipment Sutliff said his immediate plan is to ciean the build ing repair the roof and get his busi ness into the back part as early as March 15 Other parts of the struc ture might be rented as warehouse space In 2002 he plans to make heavy renovations to the building Parts of the first floor would be refurbished to house as many as seven other shops Mary Vitali a resident who attend ed last nights meeting pointed out that dust from the old grain could be explosive or flammable Sutliff said the old part of the build ing would be sealed off partly for safety But someday the equipment would be opened to the public as part of a display The railroad loading dock might also be reconstructed with a train car to show how it all g scene Vas total chaos By BEN FOX Associated Press Writer SANTEE Calif Some classmates described the 15yearold as a nerd and a dork and said he was taunted relendessly Others said the high school freshman told mem he was going to bring a gun to school and shoot up the campus but they didnt take him seriously We thought he was said Neil OGrady 15 We were like Yeah On Monday the student who au thorities identified as Charles An drew Williams allegedly opened fire at Santana High School killing two and injuring 13 One student said he had a smile on his face as he fired away with a 22 caliber pistol in this middleclass suburb about 10 miles northeast of San Diego It was total chaos People were trying to take said student John Schardt 17 who was in a near by classroom when the shooting started about in a boys restroom Williams allegedly had hidden the gun in his backpack Police Lt Jerry Lewis said the teen ager shot two people in the rest room then walked into a quad and fired shots randomly He stopped to reload his weapon as many as four times getting off 30 or more shots Lewis said bell had rung to go to class He was picked on be cause he was one of the scrawniest guys People called him freak dork nerd stuff like Student Jessica Moore and we were all walking to go to class and all of a sudden you hear the sound of like a cap said student Jennifer Wall Pop pop pop and everyone start ed recalled fellow student Nika OcenOdoge Andrew Kaforey a 17yearold sen ior said he ran into the bathroom with a security guard after hearing what sounded like a firecracker or a gunshot He pointed the gun right at me but he didnt Kaforey said As he and the guard ran out Williams shot the guard in the back Kaforey said Williams finally surrendered in the bathroom dropped his gun and said he acted alone telling officers Its just according to authorities Students Bryan Zuckor 14 and Randy Gordon 17 were killed Zuck or was killed in the bathroom Gor don was wounded on the quad and died at a hospital Eleven other students a 29year Authorities have identified 15yearold Charles Andrew Williams as the suspect in a shooting spree that left two people dead and 13 others injured AP photo gets in But fellow students and an adult acquaintance said they had heard the boys threats over the weekend but thought he was joking and did not report him to authorities He was picked on all the student Jessica Moore said He was picked on because he was one of the scrawniest guys People called him freak dork nerd stuff like Continued on page 4 old student teacher and a 22year old campus security guard were wounded Another student suffered minor injuries when he crashed his car fleeing the campus The injured were taken to various hospitals Some were released after being treated while others were list ed in good condition We have established no real mo Lews said about the shooting He did not have any particular tar Cheney released from hospital DICK CHENEY Undergoes By CHRISTOPHER NEWTON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON Vice President Dick Cheney was released from the hospital today a day after undergo ing a surgical procedure to repair a damaged artery The vice president walked out of George Washington University hos pital this morning shook hands with his doctors and was driven away He did not speak with reporters Cheneys doctors say the vice pres ident should be able to continue in his job unimpeded by his latest heart problems and shrug off any sugges tion that Cheney should curtail trav el or his intense workload But Cheney also was given some tough news after he had an angio plasty to unclog a coronary artery Monday Even if he sticks to his no beef diet and rigorous workout regi men there is a fair chance he will be back in the hospital facing the same trouble soon his physicians said Well its possible for the narrow ing to come back and I think I quot edarbund 40 Dr Jonathan Reiner performed the surgery at George Washington University told a crowded news conference There are studies that may show you know a little bit higher than that If the narrowing is going to come back usually it comes back within the first six Cheney who has had four heart at tacks underwent the angioplasty after he experienced a series of sub tle pains in his chest Doctors said their best evidence indicated that Cheney 60 had not suffered another heart attack The artery which had been opened during surgery at the same hospital in November had partially reclosed Reiner said The culprit was scar tissue building up in the same channel doctors had opened previ ously There is a very high likelihood he can finish out his term in his fully vigorous Reiner said Ch eney quickly resumed a full schedule after the November operation President Bush called the vice president to wish him well White Continued on page 4 7940 Gazette file photo by Tom Peel worked We would like to see the building become kind of a destination cen Joyce said in a way that show cases the historic nature of the build Sutliff asked the council to support the project He said a third partner had backed out because of the finan Continued on page 4 Court OKs reunion of Stein family By CHAUNCEY ROSS Gazette Staff Writer Indiana County prosecutors cleared the way Monday for the Blairsville man accused of stab bing his son in the head to be re united with members of his fami ly William Shane Stein can return to his home at 31 N Brady St to live with his wife daughter and mother and he now may come and go as he pleases It may be days or even weeks until Stein moves his belongings out of an Indianaarea apartment where he has stayed since he was released from jail in December but his freedom to associate with his relatives apparendy will not be delayed You see he paid for the apart ment for the whole Steins mother Margaret Stein said this morning He and wife stayed up The county probation office also is supposed to end the elec tronic monitoring of Steins movements according to his at torney James Ecker However Stein remains barred from having any contact with his son Shayne Stein 13 Indiana County Children and Youth Services placed the boy in foster care at an undisclosed lo cation and allowed his mother Mary Stein to have limited visits with him The Steins have maintained that an intruder assaulted their son Stein 43 is likely to be tried in on charges of at tempted homicide two counts of aggravated assault and one count of child endangerment for the July 26 attack on his then l7yearbtd son according to District Attorney Robert Bell Since December Stein had been ordered to stay away from his family and to stay out of Blairsville Steins mother paid cash bond for his release In January Ecker asked the court to allow Stein to move back Indiana County Judge Gregory Continued on page 4 ;