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   Bedford Gazette (Newspaper) - February 15, 2001, Bedford, Pennsylvania                                Sports Everett girls clinch share of BCL Page 4 Published Continuously Since One of Americas Oldest 5K home delivery 196 123 February 2001 THURSDAY vij x Keep the food The Bedford MiddleSchool seventh graders have surpassed theirgoal in this years food drive and the mark iifrom to food drive began 5 andends March Items can be donated by contacting a seventhgrade student or by dropping canned goods at the middle school The Watchdog Alliance is continuing its antitax increase The Bedford County Citizens Watchdog Alliance is asking any ione still opposing taxes to clip but a coupon scheduled to run Saturday in the County Shoppers Are your taxes over Are you upset about this the advertise ment Readers are asked cut out the coupon and mail it to Tom Ridge on a it and send it to George the ad Mary cop founder of the said they will continue to show their oppo sition to the recent county tax The group has appointment with Dick Hess about local Gooden Hes been kind enough to give us the its my hope hes interested enough to get involved with Anyone who wants to contribute to the organi zation can send it to Mary Good 2751 Bedford Valley two workers The Bedford County Commis sioners hired Lee Drenning Bedford and Paula Morris of Everett as clerktypists to fill two vacancies in Prothonotary Cathy Fetters Deaths Obituaries on Page 10 Richard of Manns formerly of Blair died Arrangements at MickleGeiselFuneral are Obit uary in Fridays Bonnie of Cen terville died Arrangements at Louis Geisel Funeral Bed are Obituary in Fridays Weather A chance of rain showers in the Highs near Northwest wind 5 to 10 Chance of rain 40 per Tonight Mostly Scat tered rain showers after mid Lows in the lower to mid Chance of rain 40 TOMORROW Rain Highs 40 to Chance of rain 60 Friday night Cloudy yvith a chance of Lows near THE OUTLOOK Saturday Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow Highs in the Sunday Mostly Lows near 20 and highs in the mid to upper Monday Partly Lows 15 to 20 and highs near Tues day Partly Lows near 20 and highs inthe Wednesday A phance of rain1 orsnow Lows in the 20s and highs in the Eds suspect held for trial By Chris Wechtenhiser Gazette Staff Writer EVERETT An Everett man charged with robbing Eds Steak House at gun point in September had those charges bound over Wednesday in Central Court and now will stand trial in Bedford Coun ty Carl Joe Kauffman a former dishwasher at Eds from now faces a possible sentence of 20 years in state prison if convicted for the 25 armed Thomas owner of ed near the Bedford Turnpike Inter testified that he left his business around the night of the alleged A man put a gun in my face and ordered me to back McDevitt He said the who appeared to be a young about 58 with a medium asked him to turn off the alarm sys McDevitt told the court he tried to explain to the man that he did not have He said the robberfinally believed him and dropped the McDevitt said he then gave the man an envelope from his coat pocket tained about The robber was dressed in a green hooded with the hood pulled tightly over his and bandanna covering the lower portion of his I told him how scared I he McDevitt told the court he was then ordered to sit in a chair and tie himself up with black electrical He the suspect was shaking McDevitt I was terrified bythat I thought he might do more to McDevitt said he had trouble tying him self up and told the man at which the suspect lowered his He said he saw that as an opportunity to do some thing and tried to knock the man We hit some rolled around and the gun went McDevitt He said to Are you on Page 10 Wechtenhiser A Bedford County deputy leads Carl Joe Kauffman accused of the 25 armed robbery at Eds Steak from a preliminary hearing in Everett County cut may be last chapter for libraries State may pull funding if services are reduced By Elizabeth Coyle Gazette Staff Writer The Bedford County Library board Wednesday passed an amended budget that reduces the librarys book budget by about and threatens the librarys The state could remove the librarys certi fication and withhold future state funding because the county cant meet minimum said Librarian Leslie The state requires that local libraries have maintenance of a financial or no decrease in local government Rock Another standard mandates all libraries increase their book budgets by 5 percent each That will be very difficult for Bedford County and three other libraries that belong to the Bedford County Federated Library The four were cut from a donation of to in a revised 2001 county budget announced by the coun ty commissioners last The commis sioners were ordered by President Judge Daniel Howsare to trim their budget by and lower the property tax millage and the library system suffered the largest For the Bedford County Library in Bed the systemwide reduction meant an Everett Free Saxton Community Library and Hyndman Londonderry Public Library all will suffer losses proportional to their service The four will be hurt not only this year from the countys reduction but also from loss of a large matching grant from the on Page 10 Off icial says he was misled about Rich pardon WASHINGTON AP The Justice Department official in charge of a Senate committee Wednesday that White House officials did not tell him that Marc Rich was a fugitive in the hours before former President Clinton granted him As Democratic senators joined Republicans in condemning Clin tons Pardon Attorney Roger Adams testified that the White House counsels office told him in a midnight phone call only that that Rich and his Pincus had been living abroad for several the chairman of a House committee said Wednesday he was told by the Justice Depart ment it will be at least one week before officials there act on the panels request to grant Richs for mer immunity from prosecution in exchange for her testimony to the Denise Rich contributed an esti mated to the Clinton Presidential more than million to the Democratic Party and at least to Hillary Rodham Clintons Senate In a statement Wednesday the former president again denied any impropriety in grant ing the As I have said I made the decision to pardon Marc Rich based On what I thought was the right thing to Clinton Any suggestion that improp er including fund raising Justice Department pardon attorney Roger and former Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill Wednesday to dis cuss the circumstances surrounding former President Clintons pardon of fugitive Marc for the DNC or my had anything to do with the decision are absolutely I look forward to cooperating with any appropri ate Claiming constitutional protec tions against Denise Rich has refused to answer questions from the House Govern ment Reform Committee chaired by Dan The committee has subpoenaed her American bank along with records from Clintons presi dential library and the Democratic National Committee in its probe of the on Page 6 Federal criminal probe under way NEW YORK AP Federal prosecutors have opened an investigation into President Clintons lastminute pardon of fugitive financier Marc a source familiar with the case said Attorney Mary Jo White in New York is trying to deter mine if there was a transfer of money to buy the the source told The Associated speaking on the condition of In a statement issued through a spokeswoman Wednesday Clinton said As I have said I made the deci sion to pardon Marc Rich based on what I thought was the right thing to Any suggestion that improp er including fund rais ing for the Democratic National Committee or my had anything to do with the decision are absolutely I look for ward to cooperating with any appropriate he Richs former Denise has been a major contribu tor to the Democratic the Senate campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Clin ton Presidential Library White is expected to examine bank and telephone records and other documents to determine whether there was a link between the contributions and Clintons decision to grant the the source A spokesman for Denise Rich did not immediately return a who was appointed to her post by Clinton in has said the pardon was granted without consultation with her which indicted Rich in A spokesman said White had no comment and a Justice Department spokeswoman in Washington also declined to com through a referred questions to her husbands transition The Constitution gives presi dents the right to grant par But Richs one of 141 granted by Clinton on his final day in has prompted sharp bipartisan criti cism and hearings by House on Page 6 Jones makes it big at MakeItYourself contest By Heather Evans Gazette Staff Writer Aleecha Jones wasnt expecting to hear her name called as the winner at the National MakeIt Yourself With Wool When she she wasnt sure how to take the After six hours of choreography rehearsals to face a crowd of sheep farmers attending the 27 conference at I hadnt paid too much attention to what we were supposed to do if we wpn because I didnt think I the Northern Bedford senior Her prizewinning which had to be made of 100 percent wool or wool consisted of a fulllength satinlined black wool dress a lined red wool skirt and a matching red She said it took her about 34 weeks to sew it all For her prizewinning Jones was awarded a scholarship from the American Sheep Industry 3 yards of fabric from Franetta Fabrics enough to make a nice suit or she said of the brown and black gift cer tificate from Britex Fabrics and a large sheep pelt from Stockman was very very shocking to she It was very stiff I actually didnt think Id make it to th6 top 13 out of the 27 contestants in the 17 to 24yearold The competition began at 8 when the group modeled their clothes together and individually before a 4judge They then gave their outfits to the judges to be picked over Although Jones said many peo ple had similar she said some girls had made prom and some men in the competition had fashioned their own tuxedos out of A three hour rehearsal for the next days show along with another threehour rehearsal the next Interspersed with the activities were onefeaturing a domestic violence speech by Miss another on how to tailor a She said that it was difficult to remember the choreographed pro cession during the and the excitement of the entire experi ence helped to keep her from get ting too When the top 13 were Jones said she stood in the mid dle of the Runnersup were announced beginning with the and Jones said when they got to the first runner she figured she was but still happy to have made it that When her name was announced as the My mquth dropped I didnt know what to she after some photographs of the national champion were out of the Jones said she and her family spent a few days traveling and She has since returned home with her As for the sheep It will make a nice she ALEECHA JONES   

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