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Saturday, December 22 2001 

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'New' book cover on How Green Was My Valley page
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David Caldwell's weekly roundup
of news affecting Blacklick Valley

Bear Kill

The Pennsylvania Game Commission reported that hunters harvested 3,063 bears during the three-day bear-hunting season last month. This total is 12 short of last year's record-setting kill.

Prisoner escape

Richard Sears, who authorities label as very dangerous, escaped from a police car while in transit to the Public Safety Building in Johnstown. Even though two constables were in the car with him, the prisoner managed to open the back door and run away to freedom. Allowing prisoners to escape has happened several times during the past year. Constables have been given specific instructions on how to handcuff and manacle prisoners but it seems they are not following through. This becomes a matter of public safety when a dangerous felon is trying to evade capture.

Zoning

The Jackson Township Supervisors approved the zoning ordinances this past week amidst taunts, jeers, and threats of lawsuits. Supervisor-elect Robert Stephens has filed a lawsuit and promised to call for a repeal of the ordinances as soon as he takes office in January. The supervisors also appointed members to a zoning hearing board and approved a $1.72 million budget for the coming year. There will be no increase in taxes to meet the budget.

Cheerleading trophies

The Blacklick Valley Junior High cheerleaders have come home with three first-place trophies in the past three months. The girls practiced hard all summer and worked even harder to raise money to meet their expenses. They have dreams of moving on to be senior-high champs.

Amnesty

The Nanty Glo Library offered amnesty on December 20 and 21 to anyone with overdue library books. Although most people are diligent about returning books on time, a few have had books out since 1998. The library has the legal right to take offenders to the magistrate, but it is thought that amnesty is the better way to resolve the problem of overdue books.

Weather

Temperatures dropped enough by Thursday morning to freeze rain and snow on the roads and brought out the ash and salt trucks. Rains earlier in the week helped alleviate the drought conditions.


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Clinical Christmas carols (end of a series)

PARANOID: Santa Claus Is Coming To Get Me
PERSONALITY DISORDER: You Better Watch Out, I'm Gonna Cry, I'm Gonna Pout, Maybe I'll Tell You Why
DEPRESSION: Silent Anhedonia, Holy Anhedonia, All Is Flat, All Is Lonely
PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE PERSONALITY: On The First Day of Christmas My True Love Gave To Me (and then took it all away)
OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER:
     Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock,
     Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock,
     Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock,
     Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock,
     Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock,
     Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock,
     Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock,
     Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock,
     Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock,
     Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock,
     Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock,
     Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, ........ (better start again).

—Anon.

Advent thought for the day

The communion of saints; how shall I explain it to you? You know what a blood transfusion does for the body? Well that's what the communion of saints does for the soul."

—Blessed Josemaria Escriva
Sent by Bud MacFarlane, Catholicity

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