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Saturday, December 7 2002


NTAMHS releases Blacklick Valley multimedia CD-ROM 
'New' photo of World War II flying ace Buzz Wagner 
It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
Twin Rocks' heyday | Historic Nanty Glo house demolished
Someone Looking for You? | Births | Deaths 

David Caldwell's weekly roundup
of news affecting Blacklick Valley

White stuff

After a fall season of lower-than-normal temperatures, snow in October and an ice storm and several snow storms in November, we should have known it was coming early; winter, that is. Tuesday morning this week greeted Valley residents with bone-chilling single-digit temperatures and Wednesday repeated the same cold scenario. Then, as if in an attempt to outdo Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday brought heavy snow that eventually accumulated six to 10 inches and made for some tricky traveling.

Photo by Judy Rose

Snowfall in local backyards on Thursday.  
Photo by Judy Rose  

In spite of forecasts that the snow had ended, Friday continued with flurries that added another two to three inches of snow. On Friday evening, the skies cleared and the temperatures dropped into the single digits again. Thursday's snow accumulations came as a surprise to forecasters, as they had predicted three to five inches for our area, with heavier snowfalls to the south and east.

As a result, local school officials had already sent out the buses before they realized the amount of snow falling and the treachery wreaked on the roads. Although many buses arrived late, most students did make it to school and they put in a full day. They probably kept watching the snowfall outside and wishing for an early dismissal. As for the roads, they did get snow-covered and slippery in spite of the valiant efforts of the road crews. Route 22 was closed for several hours when two trucks and a car collided.

On-the-job dictionary

"PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS A MUST": You're walking into a company in perpetual chaos.

"REQUIRES TEAM LEADERSHIP SKILLS": You'll have the responsibilities of a manager, without the pay or respect.

"GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS": Management communicates, you listen, figure out what they want, and do it.

—Sent by Mike Harrison

Thought for today

Faith is knowing that when you get to the end of all the light you know and it's time to step into the darkness of the unknown, one of two things shall happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.

—Edward Teller

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