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Saturday, August 10 2002


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David Caldwell's weekly roundup
of news affecting Blacklick Valley


The 2002 AABA Baseball Tournament began Monday on a positive note for the Grays, the team representing Johnstown. This annual event, sponsored by the Johnstown Old-timers Association, features top-rated amateur players from many areas of the eastern United Sates. Each team has competed locally for the privilege to come to the AABA. A preliminary tournament is held in Altoona with the top teams then moving on to Johnstown. For the past several years the Altoona team has been allowed to move on to the AABA in order to increase local interest and participation.

The series is a double-elimination tournament with the winners competing in one bracket and the losers in another until all but one team, the tournament winner, are eliminated. Tuesday found Johnstown and Altoona playing each other in the winners bracket. Johnstown won handily and continued with another easy win on Wednesday. Their three-game winning streak came to an abrupt end Thursday when last year's champ, Washington, beat them 7-0. Washington is still undefeated so the winner of Friday night's game between New Orleans and Johnstown would have to beat Washington twice to win the tournament.

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)

Within the past year, the Pennsylvania Game Commission began looking and preparing for CWD, a devastating brain infection that first appeared in Colorado more than a decade ago. This devastating disease afflicts deer and elk and is similar to mad-cow disease, which struck the cattle industry in Great Britain. Fortunately, according to the Center for Disease Control, CWD has not appeared in humans. However, the affliction has the potential of dealing a deadly blow to states, such as Pennsylvania, which get a big economic benefit from deer hunters. Many local butcher shops and free-lance meat cutters anticipate the influx of business during deer hunting season. Also, local food pantries count on donated venison to help feed the poor. Restaurants, motels and other businesses profit, also, from the yearly hunting season.

Laurel Crest

The Cambria County Commissioners are re-thinking their decision to sell the county owned nursing home since it showed a profit during the last fiscal year. The commissioners had hoped to sell the money-losing institution in order to pay off a $10 million bond-issue payment due in December. The decision to sell, although fiscally responsible, has proved very unpopular among employees and residents of Laurel Crest as well as many other county citizens. Word of this profit and the refusal of Conemaugh Health Systems to purchase the institution has given new hope to those opposing the sell.

Local Men Die in Crash

Justin Glenn Martin, 22, was killed in a compact car he was driving at high speed along Route 271 in East Taylor Township early Wednesday morning. Justin lived in Mundys Corner and had played football for Central Cambria. His passenger, Michael Fagan, who was critically injured in the crash, died on Thursday.

Things my mother taught me (series)

My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM
"Will you look at the dirt on the back of your neck!"

Sent by Mike Harrison

Thought for the day

Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.

Ronald Reagan

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