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Titusville Herald (Newspaper) - June 27, 2003, Titusville, Pennsylvania INSIDE THIS ISSUE The First United Methodist Church of Titusville is welcoming its new pastor and his family to the community See Page 11 IN YOUR NEXT HERALD In search for some new recipes Look no further than The Heralds Food Page published every Saturday IJie Birthplace of the oil industry TITUSVILLE PA Established June 141865 First Daily Newspaper in the Pennsylvania Oil Region so CENTS Friday June 27 2003 WEATHER MORNING HOON NIGHT For complete weather forecast see Page 2 In the news Father meets child Titusville soldier meets his daughter who was born while he was in Saudi Arabia Page 5 Sports Ailstar game Titusville Little League to host its first allstar game Page 8 Stocks Dow Jones Industrials Close 907904 High 909221 Low 898716 NASDAQ Close 163401 S P 500 Close 98582 Change For details see Page 6 Deaths Beers 73 Titusville Gretchen Marsh 74 Red Bluff Calif For details see Page 2 Births A daughter Kylie Marie Propheter For details see Page 2 Lottery Pennsylvania Lottery Daily Number 855 232 Big 4 6954 4113 Cash 5 0209193138 Index Business6 Classifieds14 Religion11 Comics12 Community 3 Help11 Legal ads 14 Nation16 Opinion4 Sports8 Vital Statistics2 Search is on for missing soldiers BAGHDAD Iraq AP American troops and helicopters scoured the desert Thursday for two US soldiers who were apparently abducted from an observation post north Baghdad Ambushes and hostile fire elsewhere in Iraq killed two US soldiers and two Iraqi civilians and wounded eight other Americans A day after a US Marine was killed responding to an ambush on Americans reports of attacks on US troops appeared almost hourly too frequent for military press officers to keep up with Most of the information came from witnesses at the attack scenes Between Wednesday and Thursday assailants blew up a US military vehicle with a roadside bomb dropped grenades from an over pass destroyed a civilian SUV traveling with US troops demolished an oil pipeline and fired an apparent rocket UN FINDS NO LINK BETWEEN IRAQ AND ALQAIOA PAGE 16 propelled grenade at a US Army truck Officials played down the violence but with shattered glass blood stains and mangled vehicles littering the land scape the upsurge in attacks is causing concern that the USled occupation of Iraq could be turning into a guerrilla war In the latest and most serious report ed attacks A member of a US special opera tions force was killed and eight were wounded Thursday morning by hostile Misuse may send Hilltop recycling system to the dump Pete Beichner deposited his recyclables into the TriCounty bins at Pleasantville this week Beichner shook the items from the plastic bag in which he brought them noting that the rules say no bags in the bins He said he is afraid a few people who dont follow the rules may cause the recycling program to be discontinued Herald photos by Holly Matthews Recycling woes by Tom Boyle PLEASANTVILLE Venango County With all the hassles were having is it worth it asked Joyce Covell Pleasantville Borough Council member during Tuesdays reg ular meeting The subject was recycling and John Rozanski borough public works foreman had once again told officials the recycling bins at the borough garage were a mess The firm of TriCounty Inc empties three recycling bins outside of the garage twice a month But people are dump ing bags of garbage off there often on top of the bins and broken glass on the ground is becoming a problem Pleasantville originally became involved with recy cling in the fafl of 1992 when a truck from the firm of K and John Rozanski center Pleasantville public works foreman discusses his concerns over people dumping garbage and recyclables outside the bins located at the borough maintenance garage K began stopping by the borand glass Because of the suc ough every other week to cess of the program the truck receive aluminum cans plastic began coming once a week Later two large containers to be used for recycling in the borough were purchased through a grant Those who placed their recyclables in the containers had to first sepa rate them In addition a large pickup truck came to the bor ough twice a year to pick up items such as batteries and large metal appliances such as old washers and refrigerators The Lions Club began picking up newspapers and magazines on the last Saturday of the month in April of 1995 In January of 2000 the bor ough went with the firm of Tri County Inc of Grove City The recycling bins which had been located in the grocery store parking lot were moved to the borough garage The fee for the use of the containers is See RECYCLING Page 2 fire southwest of Baghdad the US mil itary said giving no further details A bomb exploded on the Baghdad airport road killing a US soldier and wounding another the military said The road heavily used by US forces has been the scene of several attacks using trip wires dangling from over passes or grenades tossed from bridges In another ambush assailants threw grenades at a US and Iraqi civil See SEARCH Page 2 Medicare bills offer relief to seniors Both offer prescription drug coverage WASHINGTON AP Legislation to remake Medicare cleared critical hur dles at both ends of the Capitol Thursday night as the Republicancontrolled House and Senate moved toward approval of bills to provide pre scription drugs for seniors while giving private insurance companies a broad new role in the program Today we will take the first steps in creating the next gen eration of health care said Rep Deborah Pryce ROhio and on that there was no dis pute The House debate was sharply partisan as Democrats attacked a GOPcrafted bill as an attempt to privatize Medicare and donned black armbands as if mourning the programs demise Its a sham charged Rep Fortney Stark DCalif I find it amazing that they go back to the same old scare statements retorted Rep Bill Thomas a California Republican and key architect of the bill The Senate proceedings on a different bipartisan meas ure were far more collegial punctuated by a 7126 vote to divide the remaining available billion evenly between pri orities favored by Republicans and Democrats Already Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist RTenn was looking ahead to negotiations on a final compromise Im confident we can have a very good product on President Bushs desk he said although he declined to estimate how long that would take Vice President Dick Cheney went to the Capitol to lobby wavering conservatives in the hours before the House vote emphasizing anew the impor tance that Bush attached to the legislation To further shore up conser vative support House GOP leaders pushed through a com panion measure in the hours leading up to the Medicare debate It would allow some individuals to defray the cost of health insurance and prescrip See RELIEF Page 2 Flowers are not for the picking by Karen Dillemuth After spending countless hours beautifying the city with flower boxes filled with colorful blooms the Titusville Garden Club was recog nized for its hard work with a writeup in the Herald police blotter The beautiful blossoms were obviously too much for a Cooperstown mans selfrestraint when he helped himself to a bouquet and criminal charges The man was arrested early Sunday morning for public drunkenness disor derly conduct and criminal mischief in connec tion with the Diamond Street incident According to Garden Club member and past president Grace Lang police apprehended the suspect after following a trail of dirt from the flower box to his vehicle Lang mentioned several other instances of this type occurred over the weekend in various places throughout the city including on Central Avenue near Bryan True Value Hardware the Elks Club and the Medicine Shoppe and on Franklin Street in front of both Days Home Furnishing and Appliance and Subway The Titusville Garden Club places nearly 100 flower boxes throughout the city each spring and has done so for the past five years Each box costs about to fill and maintain The club pays for the boxes by holding fundraisers such as tours of local gardens an event scheduled for July 21 through July 29 They just rip out the flowers Lang said referring to the individuals guilty of defacing the boxes and their contents You wonder what in the world people are thinking but maybe they arent The Titusville Garden Club places planters like the one pictured to the right around the city each summer Recently they have become targets of vandalism Herald photo by Karen Dillemuth
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