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Indiana Gazette (Newspaper) - November 4, 2002, Indiana, Pennsylvania A guake of magnitude tears through rural Alaska Page 7 28 pages 2 sections Honor Blackman played one of many famous Bond Page 23 50 cents MONDAY NOVEMBER Vol 99 No 74 0 0 Y Whos in the news There is good news today in The Indiana Gazette about the following area people Amanda Weakland Deborah Barley Jessica Young Terry Bunion Gretchen Renninger Anne S Hoover Eric Henry Jay Collin Winters and Melissa R Silvis INSIDE Elsewhere Sundays Alaskan earth quake a magnitude was re ported to be on of the strongest ever in the United States AHalloween party in a Madison street turned into a riot and ended with ar rests and injuries Mondale Lautenberg are seeking comebacks to the Senate Teens and tvventysome things are increasingly appoint ed to advisory boards councils and cabinets to give young peo ple a voice in governments Page 7 Deaths Obituaries qnurj age 4 BARRETT Darlene Elkin 48 Pittsburgh EDWARDS Harry R 72 In diana FAIRMAN Rayburn 83 for merly of Indiana HANEY Colbert 87 Hills dale STILES 71 Indiana W1LKINS Thomas W Shorti 51 Lititz Late death MINGLE Clarence Butch 53 Gipsy Forecast Mostly clear tonight with a low of 33 and cloudy Tuesday with a high of 46 Page 2 Index Lottery The Mini Today in Teddy The national and local campaigning will end Tuesday as voters cast ballots for state legislators Congress and governor Polls in Penn sylvania are open from 7 until 8 Control of Congress may stay in Republican hands ByADAMCLYMER New York Times News Service WASHINGTON Republicans are poised to buck history and make slim gains in the House of Represen tatives Tuesday according to analy ses by campaign officials of both parties the latest polls and reports from political experts across the country Racebyrace examinations of competitive districts indicate that Republicans are more likely to in crease their total of 223 in a House of 435 members man to suffer a net loss much less lose the majority Inside For more elec tion coverage see stories on pages 5 7 and fl Parties holding the White House al most always lose House seats in off year elections as weaker candidates who rode in on a presidents coatuiils lose when running on their own De mocrats did gain in 1934 and But never have Republicans gained strength in the 1 louse in a midterm election while holding the White House President Bush seeking to end that losing streak has campaigned re lentlessly for Republican candidates Sunday he was in Illinois Minnesota and South Dakota In Springfield where Rep John Shimkus a Republi can appears ahead of another in cumbent David Phelps a Democrat Bush said For the sake of Illinois for the sake of this congressional dis trict for the sake of ihe country put John Shimkus back in the United States With many contests very close De Continued on page 14 The line of least re sistance was always the most diffi cult line in the long Peter Cheyney English author 18961951 This newspaper is printed on recyclable paper Please recycle Newspaper contents copyright 2002 Indiana Printing and Publishing Indiana Pa Carpet Professionally Installed Affordable Interiors Wunda Weave Carpet Sale Call 724 Home Remodeling Home Center 7243972370 See The Nanci Boutique Ad On Page 5 In Todays A Voting Day Tradition Westies Footwear Now Open Townfair Center These inthe air tosses done in unison give the Saltsburg junior high school routine a difficulty level that few other squads can match Aloft from left are ninth grader Erica Bouch seventh grader Andrew eighthgrader Diana Steocklein and seventh grader Nicole Mountain Gazette photos by Michael Henninger Airborne antics Boy cheerleaders add muscle to Saltsburg Junior High School squads competition record By STEPHANIE BERNAT Gazette Staff Writer SALTSBURG The team of 30 moves as a unit marching to a tech no tune blasting from a stereo sitting at the edge of the practice mat Even when airborne each cheerleader smiles as coach Linda Brown has endlessly reminded them to do All the smiling marching and handclapping in unison is working for the Saltsburg Junior High School cheerleaders as they have taken first place in two out of the three compe titions theyve been in this year They took second place at the other com petition Part of the reason the Saltsburg team has been invited to so many competitions is one key element or three key elements to be specific boys one of whom is a 4foot 3 inch fearless flipping wonder who not only knows how to do tosses in the air beyond the limits of their age group but knows how to said assistant coach Brenda Palmer of Saltsburg It doesnt hurt that said 12yearold Andrew Gais of Nowry town who has three years of gym nastics experience This school has gotten a lot of support for having these Brown said Jared Moore 13 of Saltsburg ad mitted that he and the other boys signed up for the squad for laughs but we liked it so we Gais Moore and 14yearold An Continued on page 14 The Saltsburg junior high school cheerleaders perform their competition routine with smiles on their faces a key element to any performance REDISTR1CTING REMINDER Indiana Borough Council will hold a hearing Tuesday at for public comments on a proposal shown at right to realign the boundaries of the boroughs wards in response to the 2000 census Each will have about people D War U Ward H Ward 3 E3 Ward 4 State Department honor goes to Indiana grad A former Indiana resident has won the Depart ment of States 2002 Excel lence in Labor Diplomacy Award Mark Mittelhauser a 33 yearold labor officer at the consulate general in Sao Paulo Brazil was among 10 people nominat ed for the honor from em bassies around the world Mittelhausers research and reporting on foreign labor trends resulted in the creation of new standards and methods to help Brazil combat the problems of forced labor child labor and traffick ing in people the nomination said Mitlelhauser was assigned to the embassy in 2000 His research on trafficking in people provided links to organized crime in that nation and resulted in the first funding from the Department of Labor for antitrafficking programs in Sao Paulo according to the nomination MITTELHAUSER Mittelhauser graduated in 1987 from Indiana Area High School and in 1991 from Carnegie Mellon Uni versity where he won a Thomas Watson Fellow ship to study the emerging economies in Eastern Eu rope He returned to he Unit ed States in 1993 and lived for six years in Washington He was a supervising econ omist with the Labor Department while working on his masters degree in international eco nomic systems at American Univer sity Mittelhausers parents are Tom and Judy Mittelhauser of Indiana Me is married to the former Traccy Good man whom he met at AU and has two sisters Maura and Jill Robert S Hagen labor counselor at the Mission to the European Office of the United Nations in Gene va Switzerland was the runnerup