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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - March 17, 2001, Altoona, Pennsylvania Nation: Antiques dealers accused of fraud Cl Life: Blending in electronic components at home DIAltona mirror © Copyright 2001SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2001 500 newsstand ; : Family makes trip in hopes of seeing more The Associated Press Providence’s John Linehan (left) is consoled by Penn State’s Gyasi Cline-Heard. By NEIL RUDEL Associate Sports Editor NEW ORLEANS — The Crispin family has been traveling throughout the season to see their sons and brothers play for Penn State. They even drove here. Steve and Sue Crispin and their two daugthers drove 14 hours Thursday, staying overnight in LaGrange, Ga., on the state’s border with Alabama, and then drove the remaining five hours Friday. “I told Joe and Jon we didn’t come all this way just for one game,” Sue Crispin said, smiling. NCAA MEN Penn State 69, Providence 59 Mirror Associate Sports Editor Neil Rudel and correspondent Mark Brennan have all the details from The Big Easy. Complete coverage begins on Page Bl The Crispins got their wish as their sons and the rest of the Nittany Lions defeated Providence, 69-59, in an NCAA South Region game Friday night at the Louisiana Superdome. The victory pushes Penn State (20-11) into the second round against North Carolina (26-6). That game will be played Sunday at 4:50 p.m. Steve Crispin said high airplane costs helped make the decision to drive. “We couldn’t get a flight out of Philly,” he said. “We had people checking everywhere.” The Crispins, who live in Pittman, N.J., normally fly out of Philadelphia. “We’re just happy to be here,” Steve said. If the Lions, seeded seventh in the region, can shock second-seeded North Carolina, the Crispins only would have to drive to Atlanta, the site of next weekend’s regional finals. “Two wins would sure make for a shorter ride home,” Steve Crispin said, smiling. “But we’ll take it one day at a time.” Mirror Associated Sports Editor Neil Rudel can be reached at 94& 7527 or [email protected] INSIDE STUFF ■ Top seeds Illinois in the midwest division and south division Michigan State don't give up any big surprises. Indiana State, Gonzaga and Butler throw a curve at their opponets and sports fans, but was it enough for an upset? See NCAA tourney roundup / Page B4 ■ In high school action, PIAA state basketball playoffs continue. Locally Bishop Guilfoyle and Bishop Carroll remain in action. For preview stories and complete playoff roundup / Pages Bl ,6 HOME AND GARDEN SHOW Mirror photos by Jason Sipes Kaylee Buckreis, 5, of Altoona looks at the fish in the pond at the Seymore Bros, concrete supplies stand Friday at the Home and Garden Show. Below: Jeffrey Lingafelt (back), IO, and Matt Lingafelt, 9, check out the sink waterfall display by Smitty’s Kitchen and Bath Store in Duncansville. Dow sees weekly low point drop By Seth Sutel The Associated Press NEW YORK — Blue chip stocks capped their worst-ever weekly point drop and biggest percentage loss in more than ll years Friday, pummeled by pessimism that the economy and corporate profits will be able to turn around at all this year. Not even hopes for a big interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve Tuesday could ease the pain. The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 207.87, or 2.1 percent, to 9,823.41. The Nasdaq composite index fell 49.80, or 2.57 percent, to 1,890.91, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 fell 23.03, or 2 percent, to 1,150.53. The stock market’s statistics for the week, which included a 436-point slide in the Dow Monday and another 317 point drop Wednesday, attest to the gloom that pervades Wall Street: ■ The Dow lost 821.21, eclipsing the 805.71 the blue chips lost during the week ended April 14. The Dow’s 7.71 percent slide for the week was its biggest since it lost 7.76 percent the week ended Oct. 13,1989, but it was only 44th on the index’s list of worst weekly percentage declines. The blue chips have now fallen 16.2 percent since peaking at 11,722.98 Jan. 14,2000. ■ The Nasdaq fell 161.87 or nearly 7.9 percent for the week, leaving the index 62.5 percent below its peak of 5,048.62 March IO, 2000. The Nasdaq also is at its lowest close since Nov. 17,1998. ■ The S&P 500 fell 82.89 or 6.72 percent for the week. It has lost a Market watch March 16, 2001 Dow Jones -207.87 Industrials 9823.41 Standard & -23.03 Poors 500 1,150.53 Nasdaq -49.80 1,890.91 Russell -10.36 2000 441.80 NYSE diary Advances: Declines: 997 New highs 2 071    81 New lows Unchanged:    221    109 Composite volume: 1,813,400,030 Nasdaq diary Advances:    1 060    New highs -1- pc Declines:    2 590    k, , -=j£2Zr    New lows Unchanged:    1,216    389 Volume: 2,006,766,600 AP quarter of its value from its high of 1,527.46 a year ago. ■ The declines brought the Dow below 10,000 for the first time in 27 months and pulled the Nasdaq under 2,000 for the first time since October. ■ The selling sliced $772.36 billion from the total value of U.S. stocks, according to Wilshire Associates of Santa Monica, Calif. Please see Dow/Page A7Gay comedian speaks at college classes By Kevin OTT Staff Writer HUNTINGDON — During a Friday afternoon class in Good Hall, a dozen political science students had their faces pointed eagerly at the front of the room, grilling a visiting comedian about relationships between gay and straight people. There was some hostility in the room, unmistakable and unavoidable. But it was edged with scholarly inquisition. That was fine as far as Juniata College was concerned. The students were learning, whether they liked it or not, and that’s why Suzanne Westenhoefer was invited to speak to classes. Westenhoefer, billed by Juniata as the “No. I lesbian comic in America,” will perform tonight in Oiler Hall. But Westenhoefer ,wasLvjl\ c^ass all day Friday as part of the school’s Artist Series, dedicated to bringing cultural elements to    Juniata that might not otherwise    hit    rural central Pennsylvania. That’s why Westenhoefer was sitting on a desk in Good 320 Friday afternoon, at the business end of a hundred questions beginning with “why?” Why—one student was asking— do gay people complain about seeing so many heterosexual images on television and in the movies? Why can’t they just turn off the television? Why can’t they just choose not to look at those images? Nobody’s complaining, Westenhoefer was trying to tell him. Nobody needs to turn off the television or move to a commune. All they want, she told him, is for people to live and let live. “We don’t want you to kill us,” she said. “We don’t want you to throw things at our houses.” It wasn’t like that all day. In an adolescent development class at noon, students were silent. There, Westenheofer read from a list of questions a professor had given her. In two other classes, students asked questions of pure curiosity: Is it tough being out of the closet? What sorts of legal issues face gay people and not straight people? What they found out: Westenhoefer is a lot like them. When she was in high school in Lancaster County in the ’70s, she and her friends would go to Punxsutawney on Groundhog Day. Please see Comedian/Page A7 ll DELIVERY J Subscription or home delivery questions: 946-7480 or (800) 287-4480 22910 00050 BIG FOUR9 • I Lottery numbers, A2 WEATHER Cloudy with snow, 37° ■ For^ast, A2 U/IT A no Alumna mirror I THE GREAT COMBINATION I HU /-/1 com We 're white-hot! mnmmm rn xzm Call us today...Make money today. Ask for THE GREAT COMBINATION of MIRROR CLASSIFIEDS and HOT .YDS Phone (814) 946-7422 or fax us at (814) 946-7547 □ local Q NATION Business A9 Classifieds C3-14 Movies A6 Obituaries MO Opinion A8 □ UFI □ sports Comics D5 Community news D2 High schools B6 Puzzles D4 Scoreboard B5 Television D4 I INSIDE BUSINESS ■ Rail freight contributes billions to Pennsylvania. a Martin’s recalls grated parmesan cheese. Page A9 SEYMORE BROS Est. 1924 A ( replete Line of Quality ( oncrctt- Product Delivered lo the ( entral Pcnnvhania Mv* Manufacturer of    ANCHOR    WALL    SYST!MS • ritess Concrete Block Retaining £ Ain Clvth Avenue*. Altoona. J® Got feng shui? By Michael Emery Staff Writer The 2001 Blair County Home and Garden Show has everything, including the kitchen sink — and feng shui, the ancient Asian tradition that aims to create the best home and outdoor environments for individuals to reach their fullest potential by accentuating the five elements of wood, earth, metal, fire and water. Please see Show/Page A7 IF YOU GO.. Home & Garden Show ■ Today: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. ■ Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m. ■ At the Jaffa Mosque ■ Admission: $3. Children 12 and under free if accompanied by an adult. ■ Parking is free. INSIDE TODAY Spotlight ■ Fans remember Dale Earnhardt Page 8 ■ Racing minorities Page 3 Next publication: April 21 ■ Duncansville authority releases water rates report. ■ Blair Township names a new police chief. ■ Hollidaysburg Community Partnership director’s column. Pages A4,5 Next week: Cambria County The Mirror’s complete listings of television programming for the upcoming week. ;

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