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Friday, April 26 2002

A reporter's notes

Congratulations to Trudy Myers, one of the first and a frequent contributor of facts and anecdotes to the Home Page, for being profiled as a Newsmaker in Tuesday's Tribune Democrat. The item (which is not archived in the T-D website), cites her role in founding the Adopt-A-Book program at the Cambria County Library in Johnstown, where she works as public relations coordinator. The 54-year-old Mundys Corner resident, Belsano native, and mother of two/grandmother of seven is also described as "active in the political arena for many years...(and) prides herself in being community oriented."

We've earlier recounted Trudy's leadership in getting the phone company to make calls between Nanty Glo and Johnstown exchanges toll-free. And the T-D several months back documented her contributing skill and labor to create a new engraved granite monument marking the legendary "lost children of the Alleghenies," which has been installed near Pavia.

My mention on Wednesday of Bob Grata and his pizza restaurant in Vinco years ago elicited two responses, both of which thought, but had no hard proof, that Bob died young (about age 31 one writer recalled), possibly of cancer. A sad "rest of the story" to my fond recollections of Grata's as one of the hangouts of our youth. If anyone else can attest to the half-formed memory, or challenge it, please let me hear from you.

We'll take recognition wherever we can get it. We're proud, speaking as we were of the Tribune-Democrat, that our page is the only community page, per se, to be linked from the T-D's links page. In the left "navigation column," between AAABA and Greater Johnstown Chamber of Commerce. No doubt it's because we responded to their request for links, to favorite regional pages, but as I said...wherever we can get it.

Procedural notes: As of this writing I've just discovered that our site index/search engine (the first search engine in our left nagivation column, on the Front Page, and on our School Pages index page) isn't working. It may be a temporary server shutdown and I hope it's back online promptly; it has been one of our most popular off-site tools. And more serious is the loss of our pop-up maps. They had been with us from our beginning in 1997, but now when you look under "General" in the navigation column, then follow the Popup Menu to "local maps," instead of seeing maps, you see an error message. This will take some time to remedy, if in fact there is a remedy. Please stand by, as they used to say during TV cable breaks.

—Webmaster Jon Kennedy

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Thought for the day

Seeing whose name he bears, the unconscious acceptance of belonging to a privileged class is particularly incongruous for the minister. Christ came to give, to serve, to sacrifice and to die, and said to His disciples, "As my Father hath sent me, even so send I you." The preacher is a servant of the Lord and of the people. He is in great moral peril when he forgets this.

A. W. Tozer
Sent by Judy Martin

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