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Saturday, January 5 2002


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David Caldwell's weekly roundup
of news affecting Blacklick Valley

Webmaster's note: A recent accident cut off the end of one of David's fingers, making typing extremely difficult. He says that for that reason he's made this week's new report unusually short.

Final redistricting plan compromise pleases no one

The Pennsylvania Senate and House have approved a new shape for the 12th Congressional District. True to most compromises, the plan pleases no one. The positive point of the final district is that Congressman John P. Murtha will not have to run against Frank Mascara, a popular Democratic Representative from Washington County.

The negative points are many. Cambria County is now split into two Congressional Districts with only southern Cambria, including Nanty Glo, remaining in the 12th Congressional District. The population center for the 12th is no longer Cambria County but Westmoreland County, thus limiting the possibility of Cambria having a resident in the House of Representatives after Congressman Murtha's tenure.

The 12th District will now extend from Somerset County to the West Virginia panhandle to Green County. It includes most of Washington County and part of Allegheny County. The sprawl of the district will make it difficult for any Representative to adequately serve every one. The new shape of the 12th Congressional District will be especially difficult for the citizens of Cambria County to accept.

With the combined careers of the late Rep. John P. Saylor and Rep. John P. Murtha, we have had a voice in the House of Representatives for more than fifty years. The continuous influence of the two long-term Representatives has brought much to our county in jobs, grants, and other benefits.

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It plainly marques four my revue
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And eye can put the error rite
Its rare-lea ever wrong.
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I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.

—Sent by Mary Ann Losiewicz

Giving it away brings it back more abundantly

When you tell others about Jesus, He starts to mean even more to you. And if you're like most believers, you are missing this life-changing, faith-expanding experience. Surveys show that 90 percent of Christians never talk about their relationship with Jesus Christ. Which means 90 percent miss what [St.] Paul calls "a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ" (Philemon 6).

—Ron Hutchcraft
Sent by Jim Martin

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