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Gettysburg Times (Newspaper) - June 27, 2007, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania BY SCOT ANDREW Times Staff Four projects aiming to the appearance of the battlefield in time for National Park birthday in 2016 have submitted for federal The park, if a proposal President George W. Bush is is expected to be the of millions of dollars over next all about getting us for a second century of which not ready for said Gettysburg National Park Superintendent Dr. Latschar during a park meeting earlier this The federal program, the Centennial Initiative, provide up to 3- billion over years for national park Latschar said GNMP is on four specific areas of the rehab of the Little Top visitor area, a 6.4- project involving the redesign the parking zone, to alleviate severe problems, safety hazards vehicles and pedestrians, and issues caused by poor and over- the relocation of the Amphitheater and Boy Campground, a 2- million that would move facilities to the new Visitor project site, along the Pike south of Gettysburg, would restore those areas to 1863 the rehab of Eisenhower barns, a 4.8- project that would upgrade farm buildings for a of storage and museum use; the rehab of Cemetery a 9.4- million project that expand and the scope of work for of the current park Visitor and Cyclorama buildings. project, the number priority, includes the removal all overhead utility lines near area, placing those wires Are local park officials that any of their will be What heard Department of Interior is that it looks like number one priority, the Ridge rehabilitation, will included for 2008- When the new 125- park welcome facility Cyclorama open next summer, present- day buildings between Taneytown Road Steinwehr Avenue will Latschar acknowledged that Gettysburg Foundation, the responsible for the Visitor fundraising and has already committed raising the Cemetery Ridge A large part of those costs something that the Foundation has already pledged Latschar said. If our is successful, it hacks fundraising) The Challenge involves two components, the first of which to increase the National operating budget 600- million over the next The rules for this are still written as we As part of a down- payment the plan, the Bush 2008 budget would increase NPS funds by 258- million next share of that, approved by Congress, result in a 15 percent equivalent to a That would be the largest increase in the budget since Latschar whined and moaned the constant decline in our because that affects our abilities. But a 15 increase next year looks The second component of federal initiative is a proposed billion challenge to the private President Bush has that Congress 1- billion over the next years, to be matched by 1- in private gifts for park projects. As a down- on this challenge, Bush has offered 100- million the 2008 budget, which would available NPS for projects matched by foundations or Contact Scot Pitzer at 1131, ext. 247 spitzer@ gburgtimes. com E- news@ gburgtimes. sports@ gburgtimes. www. gettysburgtimes. Classifieds D1- Comics Crossword Deaths Fire, police Horoscope Lottery Opinion Sports B1- TV Listings ADVERTISE IN THE TIMES Call: 717- 334- VOL. NO. GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2007 Advertise Your Business By Using Our Page Readers. Just Like Yourself Reads Them! Call Classifieds, 339- 2064! CRS Insurance- 360 York Street Will Be On Wednesday July 4th, 2007. Thursday- Gettysburg Big Band Dancing At The New Gettysburg Legion, Buffet 6- 8, Dancing 8- 10, Donations Reservations suggested, Call 334- 4513. Fresh Raspberry Pie And Raspberry Custard Pie, Hillcrest Restaurant And Littlestown, 717- 359- 5328 Today- Visit Hear About Historic Events At Eastside Churches. Meet In Front Of Church Park In Rear) For 6 And 6: 30 Tours. 1 Hours, 4 Adults. 334- 9013. The Christopher Dean Band At The Pike Friday, June 29th, 8- 11pm On The Deck. The Framery At Just Jennifer Will Be 24- 2, Reopening 3 at 10am. Brenda Is Vacation With Her Family. Get Convenient Home Delivery Of Gettysburg Times Call 334- 1131 Ext. 240 Information. hot, BY RICK Times Staff A Franklin Township orchard turned into a scene tragedy Tuesday afternoon the lifeless body of an worker was found lying next his The body of John Gillan, an employee of Boyer Orchards Inc., was found fellow employee Mike during the early around 12: 15 p. The death occurred in one Boyer's orchards located Boyer Nursery Road in Valentine told the Times he made the after Gillan's wife, Emma, asked him to check on her who had not come for Gillan was found lying the left rear of the tractor and herbicide The worker had been herbicide in the orchard at time of his The tractor had come to against a tree, its motor still According to state Gillan died after he fell his tractor and succumbed to His death was ruled Valentine said, I tried wake him but the was The coworker then asked Redding, a resident at 925 Boyer's Nursery Road, call Not far from the body still lying next to the stood long- time friend former schoolmate of Dorothy Schaffer, who the incident as an awful William B. Lower, of Boyer Nurseries Inc., said Gillan had worked the company for more than years, and had originally from He had been a good, employee for Lower The last several years worked as he Company secretary Chronister said Gillan had had a physical examination was pronounced to be in A- As company staff talked to reporter, a pick- up truck by, taking Gillan's wife to scene of her husband's Gillan and his wife lived in rent- free, company- house at 280 Boyer Lower said the Gillans three children, Steven, and Pennsylvania State Police, Biglerville Fire Company Tower 5, Medic 28 and Adams County Coroners responded to the Worker found in apple CARNIVAL CAPERS The 58th Gettysburg Fire Department carnival opened enthusiastic fairgoers Tuesday evening. the first youngsters on the rides were Benton siblings, from left, Malachi, 5; Artis, and Brooklyn, 3, who were at the carnival their mother Melissa Benton. The event continue through Saturday night and will the traditional fireworks display at 11 p. on B ILL S CHWARTZ G ETTYSBURG T BY JOHN Times Staff When a developer announced plans build a big- box retail store on the site of Straban Township mobile home about 50 families began scrambling for place to go. Many of them live in too old to be moved. Other trailers be repairable, but the costs of and moving their homes are out of for their Adams County Commissioners week adopted a resolution authorizing use of money from the Affordable Housing Fund to help expenses for the displaced residents. money will be in addition to promised by the The county and the developer among the agencies and involved in ensuring current residents the park have a place to live after store the name of which remains only of rumors is I have nothing but good things to about the people who are making said United Way of County President Kathy Nelson- I would go to the hilt to defend she added. They really stepped up; they really The county commissioners have up to for each family, See COALITION, Page Coalition aids displaced trailer park Wrestler strangled suffocated son, himself in weight BY GREG Associated Press FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. AP) Pro Chris Benoit strangled his wife, suffocated his year- old son and placed a Bible next to their before hanging himself with a weight- pulley, authorities said Investigators found anabolic steroids in house and want to know whether the muscle nicknamed The Canadian unhinged by the bodybuilding drugs, which cause paranoia, depression and explosive known as roid Authorities offered no motive for the which were spread out over a weekend, and not discuss state of mind. No suicide was In a community like this bizarre to have murder- suicide, especially involving the death of 7- year- District Attorney Scott Ballard I think ever be able to wrap minds around The Montreal- born Benoit was one of the of the WWE wrestling circuit and was known his wholesome family- man image. His Nancy, was a wrestling stage manager worked under the name They in When he won the world heavyweight in 2004, Benoit pronounced ben- hoisted the belt over his head and invited his and child into the ring to celebrate. Asked by Calgary Sun that year to name his worst Benoit replied: Quality time with my family is big vice. something fight for and Despite those appearances, Nancy Benoit filed for a divorce in 2003, saying the three- year marriage was irrevocably broken alleging cruel She later dropped complaint, as well as a request for a order in which she charged that the 5- foot- 10, pound Benoit had threatened her and had furniture in their In the divorce filing, she said Benoit made than a year as a professional wrestler asked for permanent custody of Daniel and support. In response, Benoit sought joint The bodies were found Monday afternoon in house, off a gravel road in this suburb about miles south of 43- year- old wife was killed Friday in upstairs family room, her feet and wrists bound and there was blood under her head, a possible struggle, Ballard said. Daniel probably killed late Saturday or early Sunday, body found in his bed, the district attorney See WRESTLER, Page J OHN G IAMUNDO A SSOCIATED P In this undated photo released by Wrestling Entertainment, pro wrestler Benoit is seen. Benoit, his wife and 7- year- son were found slain Monday at their home Fayetteville, Battlefield boss outlines for big centennial walk into comeback win over B1
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