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Indiana Gazette (Newspaper) - November 2, 2002, Indiana, Pennsylvania Eddie Murphy stars with Owen Wilson in I Page 24 24 pages 2 sections WWW Murder defendant may have told Dear Abby that she was abused Page 3 SO cents SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2 2002 Vol 99 No 72 Whos in the news Thereis good news today in The Indiana Gazette about the following area people Michael McDonald Katie Aikins Ashley Gillis Richard Auvil Megan Johnstown Carrie Semsick Ruth Batik VernaBru ner Craig Kaplon Steve Cupec Steve Wilk INSIDE Friday scores Moshannon West Perms Northern Cambria West Purchase Deaths Obituaries CHILENSKI Stanley Peck CONDORjMary Elizabeth Cav alier DAVIDSON David 46 Pace Fla DILG Emma 97 Lantana Ha DILLING Faye J Barndt Indi ana LOWMAN Estelle M Simpson 88 Marion Center MILLER Edgar Jacob 90 Indi ana SMITH Madge Furman 92 In diana WHITE Samuel 92 Indiana Forecast Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low of 28 Partly sunny Sunday with a high of 44 Page 2 Index Dear Lottery Today in BOBCAT BACKERS Teddy The amount of sleep required by the average person is just five minutes Anonymous Affordable Interiors Carpet Sale Featuring Mohawk Forever Fresh Exclusive Call For Details Buffet Every Sunday Indiana VFW Public Welcome Home Made Restaurant Weekend Saturday HomeMade Pot Roast Sunday Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner Spaghetti Dinner Sunday Homer City American Legion Stonybanks Weekend Special Prime Rib Westies Footwear Now Open Townfair Center Friday nights cold temperatures didnt stop these High School football fans from cheering their team to victory From left Sarah daughter of Dawn Ann and Michael Uncapher Andrew Herman son of Art and Deb Herman arid Nicole Masula daughter of Ruth and Paul Masuld All three are seniors Blairsville beat Moshannon Valley 3419 to advance in postseason Story on page 13 Gazette photo by Michael Henninger A lifetime of smoking Reporter taking part in lunghealth study By JOHTTCOWrO Gazette Staff Writer I may soon learn whether 42 years of heavy smoking have taken a toll on my lungs If something suspicious shows up on the results of a free chest Xray I received Oct 25 at UPMC Lee Regional in Johnstown I could face the battle of and for my life with lung cancer But that is one of the I joined the National Lung Screen ing Trial The National Cancer In stitute is searching for smokers and former smokers be tween the ages of 55 and 74 to help determine the best method for detecting lung cancer The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center health system based in Pittsburgh has a goal of enrolling participants in its coverage area Besides UPMC Lee Regional the screenings are being provided at UPMC Northwest Regional in Franklin Venango County and UPMC Horizon Regional in Greenville Mercer County The institute is trying to determine which is bet ter at detecting lung cancer conventional Xrays or computerized tomography known as CT scans 1 hope I find a way to be smart enough to do what I should have done years ago quit Participants will be randomly selected for chest Xrays or compujerizedtprhography de termine which is best for diagnosing lung said Dr Jeffrey Schragin coordinator of the study in this region The goal of the study is to detect and to prevent lung I was hoping for a CT scan but was chosen for an Xray If nothing is detected and I have the same luck I had with a previ ous Xray four years ago I hope I find a way to be smart enough to do what I should have done years ago quit smoking I havent been able that battle for more than three months at a time al though I havent smoked inside my house for 24 years We almost lost a daughter with asthmatic bronchitis and there was no way I was going to let my bad habit endanger her I have never worried about endangering myself But at 63 and in fairly good physical health I thought entering the study might be the type of commitment to do what family and friends have urged and demanded me to do for years Because of my failed attempts and bullheaded ness about quitting my wife Nancy was surprised Continued on page 12 John Como positioned himself for the first of three annual chest Xrays to check out the impact of 42 years of smoking on his lungs Second body to be exhumed By CHAUNCEY ROSS Gazette Staff Writer Investigators pondering whether the deaths of two area residents are linked cases of foul play want to re trieve the remains of a Saltsburg woman from her grave to look more closely at how she died Anna Naggs death may be related to that of Russell Repine aBrushval ley Township man whose exhumed for additional tests in June according to Indiana County Coro ner Thomas Streams District Attorney Robert Bell said Friday that Nagg and Repine had some mutual acquaintances but he would not elaborate on why officials suspect their deaths are connected Nagg 58 died at Latrobe Area Hos pital from a sudden unexpected ill ness on Nov Streams said According to an obituary pub lished in The Indiana Gazette Nagg 57 died Nov 23 and was buried at Edge wood Cemetery in Saltsburg A doctor at the hospital attributed her death to pneumonia but that cause recently fell into doubt be cause of new information we re Bell said He wouldnt dis close the source or type of informa tion Word that authorities were suspi cious of Naggs death came as a sur prise according to Ann Astolos of Saltsburg whose husband Charles was Naggs cousin We were totally in the Asto los said Friday We never suspected anything at all Its totally unsettling Anna was a very good friend and visited here a lot Its very sad she was a good womanwho left a retard ed son She took care of him he was her whole life She was wellliked in town and I cant image how anything like that could have Astolos said Repines March 7 death at his home first was thought to be due to a heart attack but it wasnt until after he was buried that toxicology test results came back showing toxic levels of cadmium In June Streams obtained a court order to exhume Repines body from the Greenwood Cemetery and enlist ed forensic pathologist Isadore Mi halakis of Bethlehem to determine why so much cadmium was present Streams has withheld results of Mi halakis tests and declined to say whether hell declare Repines death a homicide or an accident instead of natural Mihalakis referred questions about his findings to Streams In a news release Friday Streams said Indiana attorney Wayne Kablack will ask for court approval to exhume Naggs body Mihalakis will perform an autopsy in early December Biocontrols new name Ardiem By RANDY WELLS Gazette Staff Writer The name Biocontrol Technology is about to vanish from Indiana Countys business landscape Bico Inc announcedThursday that its Indiana division Bio control Tech nology has been incorporated as Ardiem Inc The new name is Latin for our Ardiem is a wholly owned sub sidiary of Pittsburghbased BICO According to a Bico press release the new corporation will continue to focus on contract development and manufacturing including work that Biocontrol has been performing for two other Bico subsidiaries Di asense Inc and ViaCirq Inc The formation of Ardiem will allow our operation to aggressively seek contracting both automated and general assem bly manufacturing as well as in elec tronic and mechanical engineering of complex highly technical prod Stan Cottrell Bicos CEO said in a company press release Biocontrol is the tenant of two buildings owned by Indiana County andthe Indiana County Develop ment Corporation in the Indiana County Commerce Park in White Township But in August the county began eviction proceedings against Biocontrol because the company owed more than in back and advance rent When asked Thursday if some arrangement had been reached to allow Biocontrol or Ardiem to re main in the Commerce Park build Continued on page 12 Artful visit i reception was held Friday cat the Jimmy Stewart Museum where Philadelphia artist George Rotfidclcer autographed prints of his painting of the Indiana Theater with the marquee showing Its a Wonderful More than 100 people attended me reception For information on purchasing a print call the museum at 3496112 Gazette photo By Michael Henninger Coming Sunday In their own words Find out where your state House and con gressional candidates stand on issues such as term limits firearm ownership and what Indiana County needs most PageA1 Toying around Get your first look at what toys are hot this Christmas season many of which may come as a relief to techweary parents PageE1 Still in the hunt Gatch the cover age of Marion Cen District 6 first playoff game it Bedford School Sports section An inspiration Tony Brunos experi ence in World War II may help Indiana Junior High School students learn about the chaos and sacri fices of war PageA1 Fireman dies in fire at own house AP A fire fighter died after he was trapped in a blaze that erupted in his own home Firefighters were called to the home just before 10 Friday but could not reach Timothy E Wargo in time Wargo 42 a sevenyear veter an was taken to Emerson Hospital where he was pronounced dead Hes one of those people thats al ways been there always first to re spdnd to the aid of said fire chief Alexander F Wargo was alone in the onestory home where he lived with his wife The fire was brought under control quickly but there was very heavy smoke inside the house The cause of the fire was no t known Members of the fire department which is made up of 45 fulltime and volunteer firefighters were hit hard by the loss McCurdy said It was a very difficult scene They performed remarkably well under the he said
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