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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - February 27, 1991, Altoona, Pennsylvania Bedford county symphony gets bipartisan support by Altoona Campus cuts out sports Al beats Altoona by pa., february 27, 1991 not As cold weather Page a4. M a 4i s ii i i 35 cents Kuwait City liberated gis push deep into Iraq spec. Scott Edwards 22, of Greenwood was injured monday night when an iraqi scud missile hit his Barracks. He called Home Early tuesday morning to say he was All right. This photo was taken during his training. Area Soldier Hurt by scud by Kay Stephens staff writer Cheryl Edwards of Yale Lane Greenwood was still watching television news in the wee hours of tuesday morning listening for reports of the scud missile attack on a Barracks tilled with american gis. The endless Stream of reports of the attack on the Dhahran saudi Arabia Barracks was broken by the ring of her Telephone. And without answering mrs. Edwards knew it was her son Scott calling from Sandia Arabia. A i just had a feeling that he was there a she said. A i guess i just knew it her son confined her suspicions he had been injured in the attack. But the Call was Welcome Relief Scott was on the other end telling his Mother and father that for the most part he was of. A the said his shoulder and thigh were Cut and he was coughing a see Soldier on Page a2 by John King associated press Kuwait City with iraqis shattered occupation army in chaotic flight Allied forces today reclaimed Kuwait a capital. Deep inside rain darkened Iraq . Forces were reported to be crippling Saddam Hussein a Best troops. Amid wild rejoicing kuwaiti troops hoisted the country a colors in downtown Flag Square a the traditional site of National Day celebrations. Allied troops paraded triumphantly into the capital. A Pentagon source said . Marines today secured Kuwait s International Airport. South of the City. Marines in m-60 tanks fought iraqi Armor there tuesday destroying More than too iraqi tanks the source said. Far bigger tank Battles were taking place to the West in Iraq where . Armoured forces were engaging the Republican guard. The allies have reported relatively Light casualties for such a huge operation but deaths were mounting. There were at least 36 Allied deaths not including the 28 american troops killed in mondays scud attack. At least la americans had died seven belonged to the 82nd airborne but were attached to French forces in Iraq. Thirteen arabs to britons and two frenchmen also were among the dead. The extent of iraqi casualties was not known but they certainly were far greater. French forces pushing North into Iraq secured a Small town about too Miles North of the saudi Border and French and . Combat units made their Way As far the euphrates River a correspondent Jeffrey Ulbrich reported from the Headquarters of the army a xviii airborne corps in Northern saudi Arabia. The 101st airborne division s air assault units were the first to reach the River linking up later with their infantry. The 24th infantry division mechanized heading in a slightly different direction and the 82nd air borne division working with the French 6th armoured division we Ere also deep in Iraq. The allies made it Clear that Saddam would not be allowed to survive the persian Gulf War with Power and prestige intact. On tuesday when Saddam pledged to withdraw president Bush said the War we Ouid press on a with undiminished Baghdad radio claimed today that the withdrawal from Kuwait was completed a by the first Light this Allied commanders said the iraqis were fleeing in Masse but that it was not known How Many remained in Kuwait today. A prime escape route for iraqi troops could already be Cut off. An Iraq military communique today said Allied paratroopers had landed at an air base near Nas Rivah 175 Miles South of Baghdad on the euphrates. A senior military official in Washington confirmed that troops had captured an Airfield near Nasir Yah. Capture of Nasir Yah would Seal off routes see Gulf on Page a2 Iraq s is Alen army streamed North tuesday in a headlong Hight homeward abandoning Kuwait City. Allied forces raced through the desert to Cut them of. A. A. Americ an Retreat underwire plane kills 9 britons ground War figures .Cnuiklm before ground War 23 killed 34 wounded a pos since ground War 4 mind. 21 wounded 2 netting scud Artic 28 kilted. Too wounded total is lulled iss via. 30 netting. Opont enemy pow 30 000i�uf it moment Lone not ave table Rao equipment destroyed i i Jan operation desert storm inside a a . Builds cases against War criminals. A a m-1 a1 proves its Superior to Iraq s Best. A a iraqi army had no heart for the fight. A a . Hatching scheme to prompt iraqi coup. Page a3 a a crushed hands help crush iraqis. A a Coalport mayor wants to see flags. A a War weary iraqis surrender to reporters. Page a4 a a Mother of All surrenders inadequate iraqi troops betrayed by Saddam. A a former area men in Gulf become fathers. / Page As Riyadh saudi Arabia a an american anti tank plane mistakenly fired on two British infantry vehicles killing nine soldiers the British military said today. The incident occurred tuesday a in the heat of combat a British army col. Barry Stevens said at a briefing. He offered few other details about the deaths which he said were a a matter of particular sadness both to ourselves and to the american he said the nine soldiers who died from Friendly fire were among 13 britons killed and to wounded in the ground assault on iraqi forces. Stevens did say that the two a a Warrior infantry fighting vehicles struck by an american a to were clearly identified with painted on symbols As belonging to Allied forces. A we have gone to great lengths to try to avoid the sort of incident which i have just said Stevens who sounded angry and grew testy during questioning about the incident. A the cruel fact of War is that no matter How Many procedures you put in place this sort of incident does him i St. To Bedford democrats oppose county Bond for symphony Bedford four Bedford county democrats Are competing for county commissioner but one Issue unites them opposition to the county a guarantee of the $16 million Bond Issue for the i Pittsburgh symphony a summer Home Here. The democrats announced tuesday that they seek their party s nomination for commissioner on the May 21 primary ballot. Joining incumbent commissioner Gary Ebersole who is trying for his fourth term in office will be newcomers Fred Mettlach Dean Weyant and Don Weaver who ran for commissioner once before. Weyant and Weaver made their intentions known tuesday during the county democrats annual meeting. Mettlach had previously announced his candidacy. Each predicted the chief topics of the coming Campaign will be the Pittsburgh symphony summer Home project and the county s letter of intent to guarantee a $16 million Bond Issue. All expressed opposition to the county a guarantee of the Bond Issue. Meanwhile in Harrisburg republicans were joined by democrats in supporting the project. Story Page by. See democrats on Page a2 Ridge Board oks plans for schools by Sharon Mishler for the Mirror Gary Ebersole Bedford social programs face varying fates by David oilman staff writer Ord one Agency Dirac Ford county has Money to tile another is warning his 5 Are being undercut by it Ert p. Casks budget pro Smith executive director of the Huntingdon Bedford Fulton area Agency on aging will choose from two identical bids for Home health care services but de Silvetti Bedford county a human services director says the elimination of human services development fund Money from the states 1991-92 budget will have a severe Impact on adult services that his Agency can provide. Smith received bids from the Home nursing Agency of Altoona and the Community nursing Agency based at Johnstown a Lee Hospital tuesday morning. The $22,000, four month contract for Home health care had to be rebid after Una protested the first round of bidding. Ban officials claimed that its $18 per unit hour bid was lower than that of Cna which separated its bid into selected disciplines. Both agencies separated their bids into five parts Home health aide service $11.45 per hour registered nurse service $20 per hour and occupational therapy speech therapy and physical therapy at $40 per hour. Una bid for the services in All three counties while Cna bid Only for Bedford county services. See programs on Page a2 otherwise aug. 26 will be an in service Day with classes beginning aug. 27 and ending May 29. Fishertown one Day after to other business the school an act 34 hearing about school con link tin cd an eighth Crade St auction the Chestnut Ridge school a duo skates Emch Board took action to begin work on us in eth Krade Sven projects at Centra Etc Menny and and nest razor James Dull to to n v id eighth graders now will have and r that were other options including foreign Landon menu that were classes and a career aware approved earlier this month by the s a be j Ness program. Additionally the school directors a viewed a videotape about the accepted the architects and Bond satellite educational resource on counsel a a proposals and asked them Sortum. To proceed with construction documents to reproof both schools with a plastic membrane roofing remove Asbestos from both schools replace the boilers at Central elementary accidents.a6 and submit More documentation to births b2 the state. Classified .c3-8 the project is expected to be done comics.�?z.�?z.e7 this Spring and summer. Crime .a6 Board members also chose two crossword and options for the 1991-92 school Cal other puzzles endear based on construction. If. D8 work is not Complete by aug. 26, a or. Gott.d8 sept. 3 starting Date will be used. Food.dl-7 in the Mirror hospitals b2 lifestyle cd 2 local .a6-8 by 3 movies b6 obituaries b3 opinion .b4 sports dl-5 stocks a2 television e7

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