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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - March 2, 1993, Altoona, Pennsylvania
A a ask Allu 1 a by Quot ."."i? a. Egg officials uncover new clues to new York City bomb blast by Malcolm Gladwel and Jim Mcgee the Washington Post Washington Law enforcement official Iii new Ork City have uncovered several promising new clues relating to the cause it fridays bomb blast in the basement of the world Trade Center James m Fox. An assistant director of the Federal Bureau it investigation said monday that the task Force investigating the attack has found one. And possibly two videotapes showing vehicles and people entering and leaving the parking garage where the police Are checking videotaping of people entering Aud leaving the garage. Blast occurred As Well As Eye witness accounts it unusual behaviour in the garage just before the bomb went off. One of the tapes came from a camera mounted near one of the garage entrances. The other which Fox would not confirm Actu ally exists May have been made by a tourist. A we have heard some reports about vehicles entering the garage that we found quite interesting and we re following up on that a he said. Fox also said that the parking attendants in the lot routinely wrote Down the License plate numbers of vehicles entering the garage meaning that investigators May have a Means of identifying the vehicles that were there at the tune of the attack the task Force investigating the bombing which killed five and see blast on Page a2 i i East Ihor Juniata proposed development to of n or Juniata my. 50 cent Altoona Mirror March 2,1993 t Omorrow partly sunny Milder 47� weather a4 housing development in question feds bolster Waco firepower standoff with cult continues by Amie Stapleton associated press Waco Texas a Federal agents Drew up More firepower overnight As a bloody standoff with a religious cult entered a third Day. A Convoy of 25 trucks cars and vans carrying agents in not gear moved in monday evening As onlookers were ordered out and the Fri sent its elite hostage Rescue team to the scene. But authorities refused to say How Long the 400 Law enforcement officers massed outside the fog shrouded compound were pre pared to let the standoff with cult Leader David Koresh and an estimated 75 followers drag on. A we done to comment on. Strategy a said Sharon Wheeler spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of alcohol tobacco and firearms. Authorities talked by Telephone periodically with cult members on monday a Day after a raid by about too at agents erupted in gun Batties that killed four agents and two Koresh followers one reportedly his 2-year-old daughter. Ten children were allowed to leave on sunday and monday but authorities said about 25 More youngsters were believed to be inside. Sundays assault had been planned for months but failed when the agents encountered overwhelming firepower including at least one 50-Cahber machine gun. A the problem we had is we were outgunned a Wheeler said the agents also feared hitting women and children in the com Pound Wheeler said in e Uta assailed press armoured personnel carriers have been moved to a staging area North of the Branch Davidian cult compound near Waco Texas. David Koresh called charismatic bizarre los Angeles times the strange tale of David Koresh reverberated through Southern California monday As people who escaped his grasp remembered the charismatic yet bizarre nature of the Man we Hose followers held off Federal agents near Waco. Texas for a second straight Day. Koresh spent much time in the last seven years in California enticing Young Hollywood musicians to a play for the lord a exercising hts strict religious beliefs in san Bernardino 50 Miles East of los Angeles and Enca Ping with 18 wives in a two Story House in la Verne about Halfway Between the two cities he apparently travelled regularly Between Texas and California financing hts meanderings and various trips to Australia and elsewhere with Money Given to him by followers who had liquidated prop erty and businesses to fund Koreshy a ventures. Along his bizarre Trail which see cult on Page a2 year. But far from that being a guarantee Murray said he a not confident the District will get that amount from the state and he a going to recommend using a smaller amount when it comes to calculating the 1993-94 tentative budget How that amount will balance the budget a either with or without a tax increase a will Likely depend on How the budget numbers stack up and How much Cash savings is used to cover expenses. The District has used Cash savings and state subsidy increases to avoid real estate tax increases for the last seven Yeai a. A we have to pick a budget subsidy number we feel is going to be approximately in the Ballpark. Murray said during the meeting later commenting. A i got burned last a year ago gov. Robert p. A a Aasu May spend $7,200 to put cameras on school buses Page by Casey announced a budget plan that would increase Altoona s subsidy by $800,000. When District officials formed and adopted a budget they used that figure. But when the legislature adopted the states budget a after the school Board adopted theirs a the legislators chose to keep school District subsidies at current Levels leaving Altoona without a $800,000 increase. Murray said the District has since been trying to cover that Lack of Revenue. I it s not successful by the end of the fiscal year it has Reserve funds it can use to pay Bills not covered by current reve nue. Bee Aasu on Page a2 Dux id Koreisl can to move offices Blair officials told by Phil rav offices Are inadequate a said chief clerk Ralph t. Stall writer Mangus. He pointed out that the Hollidaysburg plans to staffs of most county offices Are move Blair county government crammed in Small spaces and from Hollidaysburg to Altoona there is Little room for records received a setback today when some records Are being stored solicitor Merle k Evey ruled that outside the courthouse and Are elected officials must have their not readily available to the Public offices in the county seat. Mangus also noted that the pre it would take an act of the leg sent county office buildings in Slature to change the fact that Many cases do not meet the stat Hollidaysburg is the county seat cards for Access by the hand Evev said. Trapped. A we have to sit Down and Dis just Wii at the solution is has cuss it As a group a said commis become a matter of conjecture in Stoner William c. Stouffer. As he View of the most recent Contro listened to Eveyn a report. Versy. Stouffer thinks that he and Arni when the commissioners missions John j. Ebers de and see Blair on Page a2 Donna d. Dorily must hold a meeting devoted to the future of county government and ways to improve the office conditions and space for county workers the construction of a new accidents a5 county office building is a priority births a a. B2 with Che commissioners. Classified c2-h the county will need a new comics d5 Structure to House the emergency crime a5 Telephone dispatch Center that is crossword and being planned As part of the new other puzzles Oil program. Is in the Mirror hospitals b2 lifestyle .,c-2 movies b2 obituaries .b3 opinion b4 sports 1-4 stocks a2 television .d5 old dump part of housing site by Phil Ray staff writer the East Juniata tract looks like an Ideal site for new Homes a place where the future would turn vacant land into a real neighbourhood of 89 Homes. But the problem Here in t the future. Its the past. And now neighbors and Public officials whose memories Date to the 1950s and �?T60s warn that underneath the Nice looking land Are the remains of a Landfill that held everything from old shoes to chemical wastes. Those claims come As Altoona Developer Robert Kerr plans a housing development carving 89 lots from a 75-acre chunk of ground Between 7th and 12th streets West of 8th Avenue in Juniata. Kerr who said the claims come As a Surprise to him plans to meet with his Engineer to decide what to do next. The ultimate decision though see housing on Page a2 the Long haul plan would Cut number of trash collectors Here Blaisd hoping subsidy keeps lid on taxes by Kay Stephens staff writer Altoona area school District superintendent Dennis e. Murray said monday night that if the state comes through with a $1.8 million increase in Basic subsidy for the District there should be no need to increase real estate taxes this school officials Are not confident they la get the full amount from the state. Cats Best pal a californian comes to Rescue of felines cd on hold accused baby killer asks trial delay associated press Federal and City Law enforcement officials gather evidence at the exit ramp of new Yorkus world Trade Center monday afternoon
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