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Indiana Gazette (Newspaper) - December 19, 1999, Indiana, Pennsylvania Sunday edition stopped again Kordell Stewart 10 of the Pittsburgh Steemers is brought Down by defensive tackle Chester Mcglockton of the Kansas City chiefs in first Quarter action saturday the Steemers suffered their sixth straight de feat 3519 Page cd inside forecast today will be partly sunny with a High of45 and a Low near 25 monday look for a Chance of rain showers with a High of 50 and a Low of 35 a2 unpopular hit millennium prayer the t lords prayer Sung to the tune of j Auld Lang syne has been the top seller in Britain for weeks while also being one of the most hated songs in recent times pagea8 reagans woes former first lady Nancy Rea Gan says that five years after her husband was diagnosed with alzheimer disease he no longer is capable of having a conversation that makes sense pagea3 an evangelical artist who tiptoe Jacque Dar Broise swapped his Ballet shoes for his hiking boots to spread the gospel of dance to the children of Appalachia Page a2 iraqi rejection Iraq officials say they Are ready to face the consequences of their county rejection of a new policy that would re turn weapons inspectors to Baghdad after a yearlong absence Page a9 deaths obituaries on Page b3 Pugliesi Mary l 79 Spring Church Index lottery Voke svs7bm 4658100 headline news Teddy he who knows nothing doubts proverb this newspaper is printed on recyclable paper please Recycle vol 96 no 118 94 pages 8 sections the Indiana a Gazette sunday december 19 1999 Home delivery by Carrier 75e Home delivery by motor route 85c love baskets offered through churches to assist needy by Patrick Omalley Gazette staff writer thanks to the generosity of count less volunteers and contributors involved with a special program Iri in Diana county hundreds of needy families dont have to worry about having an empty dinner table Christ Mas Day for the past 25 years love Basket has provided meals for those less fortunate during the holidays and this Christmas 400 families will receive donations of food at 10 local churches said Dan Jones a director of the program but according to Jones who along with his wife Kathy store the collected food in a building they own in in Diana before distributing it to the churches the purpose of love Bas Ket is much greater than just giving families food our goal is to be an outreach for the churches which is Why we dont distribute it to the Public our said Jones modestly Jones has been involved with the program since 1988 and took Over distribution five years ago we give the food to the churches in bulk they do More than i the program was started by the late Virgil Vaughn and his wife Vir after they saw a need to help those less fortunate Virginia sell volunteers for love Basket since then it has grown because of the gracious volunteerism of those in the Community said Kathy Jones its people through the Grace of god she said year food and Money is donated at local churches area school districts Indiana univer sity of Pennsylvania an through local civic organizations Steve Behr and Joy Behr teachers at Indiana area Junior High school coordinate the donation drives for area schools Dan Jones says me willingness of so Man people to help those with hardships shows the character of people in the county everything comes from people in Indiana county and goes Back into Indiana he said we even have kids from up who Arent even from Here who Only spend four years of their lives Here helping us tremendously it really reflects on our the distribution of food to needy families began Friday at Grace United methodist Church in Indiana which prepares love baskets for 162 families the most at any one of the 10 churches each of the churches provides food for families in different ways some help Supply members at their individual Church other churches have Regis radon in mid november Grace United methodist Church had three registration Days for families to sign up for a love Basket Many of them were referred by different agencies or by word of Mouth according to de Scott a coordinator for the pro Gram at the Church thursday night the love baskets were prepared at the Church by approximately 40 members before families picked them up Friday afternoon said Scott v because of the help of Many volunteers Scott said the were Able to fill each of the 162 baskets with food in about an we had a tremendous amount of people he said All have done their Little things and pulled it to Gether to make it a the baskets Are prepared based on the number of people needing served in a family each one is stuffed with a Chicken or a Turkey oranges cans of vegetables soup baked Beans Macaroni and cheese jello a prepared meal item bread potatoes and it also includes a Bible at Grace Spaghetti with sauce Peanut butter and Jelly stove top stuffing cookies and apples Are added he said there mation about the Church to go along with the Bible encouraging recipients to attend Church on sunday it May be the Only Contact they Dan Jones Center director of the love Basket program with the help of volunteers Loretta Dalton left Artel David Watkins right prepares to distribute the food Gazette photo by James w Harris have with the he said we Hope people will come Here you dont know if you will touch anyone but we really Hope Fez Zells shop save and giant Eagle in Indiana also distributed some of the food to the Church after the love Basket directors placed an order the businesses did not do Nate the food but according to Scott they offered it at a minimal Price the Bill was several Hundred Dol Lars under what i he said they were both Here at the same time delivering it made the Job so much the other participating churches include Beulah Baptist Christian outreach ministries Christ Bible the Newman Center first Baptist Zion lutheran and the Calvary evangelical All of Indiana first Bap list of Terian and the Purchase line free the love Basket program will make its final distribution tuesday for the Christmas season but it Doest end there love Basket also has food drives throughout the year and distributes food to another 400 families at easter said Dan Logan Curry age 9 i makes sure that All the love baskets boxes of food get oranges while Andrea Carter moves the boxes on to the next Volunteer for additional food items Gazette photo by Jamie Isenberg experts fearful of terrorist attacks in 2000 by Luis Cabrera associated press writer Seattle the arrest of an algerian who allegedly drove a Trun Ful of bomb making materials aboard a ferryboat into Washington state has raised fears that terrorists May be planning to strike in the United states during millennial new year celebrations Ahmed res Sam was arrested tuesday after taking a ferry to port Angeles from Victoria British Columbia two Security experts believe reputed terrorist Leader Osama bin Laden is behind the port Angeles incident and Federal authorizes increased Security along Bor res Sams arrest was the latest event some people say Point to planned terrorism during year 2000 celebrations in Arizona authorities Are investigating the theft of some pounds of explosive mate rials from a mining Camp Vincent Cannistraro former Cia counter terrorism chief noted that Federal authorities were warning tourists who planned to travel abroad about possible attacks now it appears those attacks could take place on american soil there is a foreign terrorist threat in the United states dont think we were aware said Cannistraro who now is a private Security consultant in Mclean a customs officials found bomb materials in res Sams rented car including two 22ounce jars of nitroglycerine a flammable explosive Oil and 10 Plasic bag containing 118 pounds of a White powder identified As urea a Legal substance use to make explosives and fertilizers the capture of this Guy at port Angeles i think has taken everybody by Cannistraro said they we rent looking for some thing to happen in the United but clearly something was going to happen customs service spokesman Dennis Murphy said saturday that because of res Sams arrest Security had been tightened across the Borders effective today we Are assigning additional redoubling our awareness level throughout the entire he said both Cannistraro and Larry Johnson a for Mer Cla agent and state department Deputy director for counter terrorism said they Are certain the port Angeles attempt was orchestrated by bin Laden the government believes bin Laden Heads a terrorist network and is accused of involvement in the bombings last year of embassies in Kenya and Tanzania bin Laden was believed the reason for the state departments warning to tourists earlier this month citing credible evidence of terrorist threats aimed at americans travelling abroad for millennial celebrations res Sam 32 had reserved a room under a false name for last tuesday at a Motel a few blocks from the Seattle Center downtown site of a new years Celebration under the space Needle expected to draw people the intended target could have been the space Needle or other tourist magnets throughout the Cannistraro not ing that four timer devices were seized each of which could have been used to make anti personnel devices to kill As Many people As possible in a Public Cannistraro said the timers Casio watches on circuit boards Wim 9volt batteries Are identical to those used in attacks linked to bin Laden in the Philippines and Moscow Johnson said there May be further attempts by foreign groups to organize a terrorist attack on soil but die bar to Success will be High the Fri has a lot of resources to throw he said by phone from Silver Spring where he is a partner in a private Security firn Debbie Weyerman Fri spokeswoman Washington Headquarters said the Bureau is prepared to Deal with any terrorist threat t continued on Page a5 new guidelines of schools and religion of 100yearold Cactus finds a Home dec 19 6 shopping Days to Christmas Euta Simpson and William Simpson a for Mer Indiana county fire chief donated this Christ Mas Cactus which is More than 100 years old to the historical and genealogical society of Indiana county earlier this year when they moved from their Home in Brush Valley to Homer City according to Euto her sister inlaw Florence Simp son gave her the Cactus More than 30 years ago Flo fences Mother had owned the Cactus for 75 years prior to giving it to her daughter at one time Euta said the legs of the Plant were 6 to 8 feet Long and she had to Cut it Back to keep it healthy she has started Many new plants from the original giving the new cacti to family friends and neighbors if you take Good care of it and prune it Back it is really she said sometimes it blooms from thanksgiving until by Lawrence l Knutson associated press writer Washington president Clin ton issued new guidelines saturday clarifying How Public schools can work with religious groups without violating the constitutional separa Tion of Church and state common sense says that Faith and Faith based organizations from All religious backgrounds can play an important role in helping Chil Dren to reach their fullest he said in his weekly radio address our new guidelines will help them work together on common ground to meet constitutional Muster to avoid making students uncomfortable because they come from different religious traditions while helping students make the most of their go Given the president said the administrations third set of guidelines since 1995 continues the Effort to quell the divisive and emotional debate Over religious expression in the classroom by clarifying what he Constitution allows the guidelines repeat the earlier ones in stating the boundaries of religious expression in the Public schools they also reflect the latest supreme court rulings and off Erca guide for the use of religious organizations in tutoring mentoring after school enrichment programs Ajha other nonreligious educational activities t the supreme court generally l held that stat sponsored or Sta organized prayer or mandatory religious activities inside Public schools violates the Constitution last month the court agreed decile whether Public school districts can give students the unfettered right to take part in student led group prayers at football games the revised education guidelines say that students have the High to express their religious beliefs in such things As Homework and free of discrimination based Ori Trie religious Content of their submit v but school officials May not endorse or favor religious7 continued on Page a5

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