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Johnstown Tribune Democrat (Newspaper) - November 30, 2007, Johnstown, Pennsylvania A2 the Tribune Democrat Friday november 30,2007people inside people to submit people items email them to or mail Arlene Johns City editor the Tribune Democrat 425 Locust St., . Box 340 Johnstown a. 15907-0340 photo guidelines submissions May be Good Quality hard copies please enclose a stamped self addressed envelope for returns or emailed As mpg attachments. Images should be in focus and clearly show the main subjects faces. Subjects names should be included in All submissions except Large group shots. Stephen King shows Eclectic taste with music picks new York Stephen King s taste in music is More Eclectic than scary. The Best Selling author reveals his seven picks for the Quot Best albums of the year Quot in entertainment weekly a . 7 Issue. Quot in truth your Uncle Stevie was disappointed with this years new music very disappointed indeed and his year end list reflects that Quot King writes. Quot i could Only find seven albums i wanted to mention Quot his no. 1 pick is Steve earless Quot Washington Square serenade Quot followed by Wilco s Quot sky Blue sky Quot Mika s Quot life in cartoon motion Quot and Lyle Lovett and his Large band s Quot it s not big it s of Lovett s album King says Quot this is a terrific Texas swing album but of course not everybody likes Texas swing or even knows what it is. What makes it special is Lovett s vermouth dry vocals and his equally dry King s fifth Choice is Ozzy Osbourne s Quot Black rain Quot Quot finest heavy Metal record of the year a True speaker Buster Quot followed by John Fogerty s Quot revival Quot and Southern culture on the skids Quot country Politan Jodie Foster honoured los Angeles Jodie Foster needs to make More room on her trophy shelf. The 45-year-old Star will add the Sherry Lansing leadership award to her collection of oscars Golden globes and other awards. Lansing former chief of Paramount pictures will present Foster with the award tuesday at the Hollywood reporter s 16th annual women in entertainment breakfast. The actress director product Foster or a has consistently maintained a sensibility and Quality that is not easily sustained in this Industry Quot publisher John Kil Cullen said thursday. Quot she clearly embodies the qualities of excellence and achievement that this award was created to Foster s film credits include Quot taxi Driver Quot Quot the accused Quot Quot the silence of the lambs Quot and this year s Quot the Brave Jennifer love Hewitt engaged los Angeles Jennifer love Hewitt is engaged to her Boyfriend scottish actor Ross Mccall. Hewitt Star of the lbs drama Quot ghost whisperer a became engaged last week her publicist Sarah Fuller told the associated press on thursday. Fuller said she had no details on the couple s wedding plans. The engagement was reported wednesday on us weekly s web site. Hewitt 28, starred in the to series Quot party of five and Quot time Hewitt of your her film credits include Quot i know what you did last summer Quot and Quot the Mccall has appeared in the to miniseries Quot band of Brothers Quot Quot Sci by Quot and Quot ghost White House All decked out first lady Laura Bush and White House pastry chef Bill Yosses show the White chocolate White House on thursday in the state dining room. By Deb Riechmann the associated press Washington Back by popular demand Chicken Fried Steak is on the White House Holiday menu again this year. The crispy Steak fingers served with creamed drippings Are just one item on a menu of treats from across America that will be sampled by an estimated 20,000 people at the White House this Holiday season. The decorations including 862 feet of Garland also reflect the nation from coast to coast to go with the theme a Holiday in the National a the National Parks Are represented All Over the White House from the East Entrance w Hen you re greeted with Cape hat Teras Lighthouse from North first lady Laura Bush said thursday during a preview tour of the decorations. A you w Alk on in you see the fabulous Gold leaves of the aspens from the appalachian Trail. When you come upstairs in the Cross Hall you re met with that very famous statue of in a run up to the National Park services Centennial in 2016, there Are paintings of hopi Point in arizonans grand Canyon National Park and a Waterfall Rushing into the Virgin River in Utah s Zion National Park. Downstairs a Terra Cotta Model of mount Rushmore sits under a portrait of former first lady Barbara Bush. Photos that normally hang in the East Wing have been replaced with photos of presidents visiting National Parks. There a president Eisenhower w talking out of Lincoln a Birthplace in Kentucky in 1954 and president Kennedy visiting the Liberty Bell in the i960s. The official White House Christmas tree an 18-foot Fraser fir grown in Laurel Springs . Is the Centrepiece of the Blue room. The tree is decorated with about 350 Large round ornaments designed by artists at . National Parks memorials seashores monuments and historic sights. During the annual preview of the Holiday decorations members of the Media w Ere ushered into the state dining room where a vacuum cleaner w As running apparently doing a last minute cleanup. A White House employee quickly snagged a Straw Beny that fell from a three tiered tray. A we started just after Libor Day and finished last night a said Bill Yosses White House executive pastry chef. An estimated 60,000 people will tour the White House during the holidays and about one third of the visitors will taste the 20,000 Christmas cookies 700 assorted Holiday cakes and 320 Gallons of eggnog. There will be 10,000 tamales cheeses from Vermont and new York 1,000 pounds of steamed shrimp from the Gulf fresh Salmon from Maine Virginia Ham Maryland crab cakes Lamb cheesy grits and orzo salad. Still hungry desserts include cakes truffles bread pudding Cherry Cobbler and iced cookies in the shape of animals and tree leaves found in the National Parks. At the far end of the state dining room sits the traditional Gingerbread House a replica of the White House built with Gingerbread and More than 300 pounds of w Hite chocolate. A the animals who Are around the base of the Gingerbread Are animals that you might see if you visit some of our National Parks a mrs. Bush said. A we have foxes and special sheep that we would see if we w Ere in Alaska bears continued from a1 gave birth to a girl while sitting on a toilet april 11, 2006, at her parents Home in the Moxham Section of Johnstown. The baby a body was found by Mckendree smother a Day later hidden in two plastic shopping bags beneath a basement laundry table. Authorities ruled out drowning saying that the infants lungs w Ere Clear. The cause of death was listed As asphyxiation. Mckendree also is charged with concealing the death of a child child endangerment reckless endangerment and abuse of a Corpse. On thursday Kiniry did not discuss the facts of Mckendree Scase or the defences such As mental issues that might be raised. But he said a a when there is a Case with unique facts and defences such As i encountered in the Barnhart Case i View my duty As a prosecutor to bring those facts to a jury. So that the people of the Community decide if the alleged conduct warrants a conviction or Johnstown attorneys Robert Davis Gleason and Art Mcquillan who represent Mckendree have suggested her mental state will be an Issue at trial. A when there is a Case with unique facts and defences. I View my duty As a prosecutor to bring those facts to a jury. So that the people of the Community decide if the alleged conduct warrants a a Patrick Kiniry they also have indicated that they expect to have their own pathologist present evidence about the cause of death. Kiniry a comments came after to o of his assistant prosecutors and the defense attorneys met behind closed doors with judge Gerard Long for nearly two hours. Little information w As released by either Side about the closed door meeting. Both sides said the evidentiary issues were continued until a . 10 hearing before Long. One of the issues being raised by prosecutors is whether they can use a doll As evidence at trial. Prosecutors maintain the doll would help a jury to understand the size and potential positioning of the infant at birth. Judge dismisses zoning suit by Patrick Buchnowski Indian Lake a Somerset county judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Indian Lake Borough regarding a controversial zoning ordinance passed this summer. A a we re disappointed a said Johnstown attorney Michael Sahlaney who represents plaintiff Mary to Takacs a Borough resident. Quot but we still expect the suit to move Forward against St. Clair in his order judge David Klementik noted the a plaintiff failed to file her land use Appeal to the zoning hearing Board within the 30-Day the order signed wednesday was made Public on thursday. A we did seek dismissal a Borough solicitor Dan Rullo said declining further comment until he Coul review the five Page memorandum and order. Takacsy suit contended the Boroug violated its own zoning in al Covvin certain development in a Commerce. Residential District by Borough count president Terry St. Clair and Hist. Clair development Lac. The development w Ould include boat docks extending up to 70 feet int the Lake. Residents have objected to the length of the docks arguing the would pose a safety Hazard to boaters Sahlaney maintained that a it St. Clair not been Council president n building permit would have Bee issued. He said he will review the judge ruling to determine his clients a Gimme Diate Appeal Murtha continued from a1 Progress in the volatile Anbar province where local government has worked alongside . Forces to reduce insurgent violence. The Central government in Baghdad is a close to dysfunctional a Murtha said adding that he met with iraqi prime minister Nouri al Maliki. A the american Public is impatient a Murtha said. A the Congress is impatient with nothing the to Bunc Dan Socrat Johnstown office Somerset office happening in their Central government. Quot he a got to be Able to move Forward with legislation that he agreed to with the president of the United two years after calling for american forces to be redeployed outside Iraq Murtha said he is seeing Progress and believes Congress wants the Bush administration to work town Ard turning Over Security to iraqi forces. A we need to see a plan a Murtha said thursday at his Johnstown office. The vide conference linked to reporters at Murtha a offices in Union town Washington pa., and Washington . Lou Gjurich Joan Hunter Chris Pringle controller or manager 425 Locust St., . Box 340, Johnstown a 15907-0340 257 Plank Road Somerset a 15501 Tyr. $141.00 814-532-5110 814-532-5120 Chip Minemyer editor obituary in a weddings engagements Etc. 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Postage paid in Johnstown a. 340, 425 Locust St., Johnstown a 15907-0340 newsstand Price 50c $1.25 sunday a a it. Gen. R. Steven Whitcomb mentioned units Back Home Arentt ready. They done to have the equipment even though we put $70 billion in last year for . Rep. John Murtha reduced incidents of violence should allow for More work restoring highways electrical service and potable water Murtha said. A these Are the things that i have been stressing especially now that we have a windows of Opportunity a he said. To Speed its withdraw al Murtha said the . Must intensify diplomacy efforts with iraqis neighbors while pushing iraqis government to take More responsibility. Spending $14 billion a month in Iraq is taking its toll on other areas of the military and Federal programs Murtha continued recalling a conversation with it. Gen. R. Steven Whitcomb who handles logistics. A this biggest concern is what a happened Back in the United states a Murtha said. A the mentioned units Back Home Arentt ready. They done to have the equipment even though we put $70 billion in last year for although the troop surge has helped to Calm Iraq Murtha said it has caused double and triple Tours of duty that Are taking their toll on soldiers and their families. Although encouraged by new policies to oversee private contractors working in Iraq Murtha said he was disappointed with the Bush Nistra overseas tour a look at the congressional delegation s fact finding Mission nov. 22, Kuwait . Embassy briefing thanksgiving lunch with soldiers in Camp Arifian and a tour of the Camp. Nov. 23, Iraq Camp Cropper and juvenile Center tour meeting with ambassador Ryan Crocker and Gen. David Petraeus meeting with iraqi prime minister Nouri al Maliki and Crocker. Saturday Turkey . Embassy briefing meeting with turkish president Abdullah Gul dinner with ambassador Ross Wilson. Monday Belgium nato round table discussions meeting with nato Secretary Gen. Jaap de hoop Scheffer meeting with Gen. Bantz Craddock commander . European command. Tion s reluctance to take a stand against torture. Photos of prisoner abuse at Abu Gharib prison i become the Best recruiting tools for al Aida he said. Murtha called on president Bush to work with Congress to end the War noting it will take up to two Vears to withdraw All troops and equipment from the country. We should work this whole thing out a he said. Although crediting the Bush directed troop surge with improving conditions Murtha said its time to show Congress an exit strategy a we want an end photos by the associated press the White House Christmas tree is seen through the doorway into the Blue room on thursday during a tour of decorations. The theme this year is Quot Holiday in the National

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