Gettysburg Times, October 11, 2007

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October 11, 2007

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Gettysburg Times (Newspaper) - October 11, 2007, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania BY DEE- ANN TOM AP Auto DETROIT AP) Armed two agreements and with brief strikes to show its muscle the United Auto Workers now turns to Ford, which could the toughest bargainer yet of its weakened financial The UAW said Wednesday agreed on a tentative contract Chrysler LLC. The must be ratified by a majority union members to effect. On the same day, the said General Motors Corp. ratified a four- year pact hands control of 51 billion retiree health care debt to Chrysler was considered wild card in this talks because it became a company in August, Cerberus Capital Management bought an 80- percent stake in automaker from the DaimlerChrysler AG. predicted Cerberus would for short- term gains to more cash from its But Ford Motor Co. generally seen as the weakest of the Three automakers and it may to push for a deal that cuts than or Ford 12.6 billion in 2006 and mortgaged its factories to secure 23.4 billion line of credit cover losses and fund its plan, which calls for 16 facilities by 2012. company has identified 10 of closures but has yet to the remaining The No. 2 U. S. automaker has been losing market share Asian rivals. Ford controlled percent of the U. S. market 1996, but that fell to 17 last year. Toyota Motor Corp. Ford in U. S. sales for first nine months of this year in effort to unseat Ford as the No. Aaron Bragman, an auto analyst with the company Global Insight, Ford wants the same retiree care trust that GM and agreed to. Ford has around billion in unfunded retiree care debt and more than retirees and But Bragman said Ford have trouble coming up enough cash to put into the They have a cash issue at their biggest Bragman said. to the hilt and everything accounted for in terms of the they Ford also will seek further in its U. S. hourly work force it officially returns to the table, officials from both company and the union have Ford spokeswoman Marcey said Wednesday that the yet told Ford when will resume after for Gary Chaison, a labor at Clark University in Mass., said the union will have to strike Ford now that have walked off the job at and Chrysler. But Chaison unfortunate, since a could do serious damage to I think the UAW fully appreciated how much industry has said. The idea of imposing agreement by one of them with threat of a strike might not be relevant A person with knowledge of See AUTO, Page E- news@ gburgtimes. sports@ gburgtimes. www. gettysburgtimes. Classifieds D1- Comics Crossword Deaths Fire, police Horoscope Lottery Opinion Sports B1- ADVERTISE IN THE TIMES Call: 717- 334- VOL. NO. GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2007 Al Parsons Friends Band, At The Pike, Friday, October 12th, 7: 30- 10: 30pm. Dobbin House Gift Shop Fall 25% Off, 334- 2100. Gingerbread Man Wing Nights Mondays Thursdays, 5- 11pm, dozen, No Out. Happy Hour 9- 11pm. Get Convenient Home Delivery Of Gettysburg Times Call 334- 1131 Ext. 240 Information. BY DICK Times Staff She grew up on a farm, was an active 4- H leader her teens, graduated from University and worked in the fashion industry in D. And last week during the Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis., was honored as the Dairy of the On hand to observe the presentation were her parents, and Edie Reinhart of Table Road, sisters Patricia Murren New Oxford and Nancy Routch Boiling Springs and brother Bill Vienna, It was a wonderful, exclaimed mother. We were hoping paper would do Upon receiving the Reinhart declared, by the honor. very for me as a person to receive honor alone because many have helped and influenced me become the woman I am What she is today is chair of board of the Wisconsin Identification Consortium and See DAIRY, Page D ICK W ATSON G ETTYSBURG T Gettysburg native Deborah Lee Reinhart holds the plaque her Dairy Woman of the Year 2007. Presented to last week at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis., the plaque signed by Expo President Roger Ripley, who presented the and President George W. Gettysburg native Dairy Woman of the Not BY AARON Times Staff With the help of close Gettysburg resident Simpson is putting used bikes good Simpson and his crew of repair and rebuild used and donate them to Pedals Progress, a non- profit that ships used bikes to World In his 10 years of Simpson and his friends shipped at least 800 bikes per to the Third Wednesday morning, with help of staff members from Stainless in Aspers, Simpson 109 donated bikes to When they get there, ready to Simpson The bikes, given to anyone the Third World, are part of for mission to help the economy in that Bikes are given to the shop owners, who sell the bikes lower prices to consumers, starting trade and business Charles Mulamata, Uganda, has seen the business and personal; his wife one of the shops in Mulamata is visiting the States to see the donation and what happens to the before they get doing a good job we really appreciate told Simpson. Now I can tell I know the process and the bikes take to get to Mulamata was most with the spirit of cooperation volunteerism from people in U. He said the bikes, of which shipments have been received Uganda, are used for everything his home country from means get to work and school to of merchandise and and from recreation and to a way of establishing However, none of the uses be accomplished without and his Doc Hammett, Bernie Tony Schuman and Frank all help Simpson with the and repair of bikes. They the bikes from donations drives as well as from police See BIKES, Page Bikes donated to Third D ARRYL W HEELER G ETTYSBURG T Charles Mulamata from Uganda talks to Gettysburg bike Ernest Simpson about the 109 bikes that were loaded and will shipped to Nicaragua through Pedals for Progress. Mulamata the United States for the first time to see the process bikes go before they are shipped overseas. Simpson and friends have nearly 800 bikes per year for a decade, to Pedals for Ernest Simpson and have repaired, shipped bikes a year for a doing good job and really it. Now I can people I know process and the bikes take get to Charles BY JARRAD Times Staff With electricity rate set to expire in by the end of 2010, Borough Council is the preparing for the and consumer State leaders, Gov. Ed Rendell Environmental Secretary Kathleen recently said they would a two- year extension the electric rate caps if proposed package is not adopted by This is energy that the energy suppliers and have been capped for years the increase is going to have come some time in some said Biglerville Dick Mountfort. It has already hit Maryland it is going to hit When the caps removed, electric rates predicted to rise 35 In Maryland, residents a 70- percent rise in costs when faced with same Rate caps were placed Pennsylvania electric in the late 1990s in for companies being to bill customers for amount they expected power plants to decline value in a competitive There are various in the works to try and the burden, such as and equipment that will reduce said. The state is about people with incomes and the stress will put on Biglerville is also about the burden the cost will put on its Council sent a letter to Rep. Steve Nickol, R- 193, for any advice or he could give although it is essentially wait- and- see process at There are various types equipment and meters may be used to help usage for energy during See ENERGY, Page Biglerville for energy caps Jury finds obstructed the BY JOHN Times Staff After nearly three hours deliberation Wednesday, jury of six men and six found former Police Chief Rolf Garcia, of 1975 Carrolls Tract Orrtanna, guilty of obstructing a drug bust Garcia) impaired or perverted administration of law by his son, Feb. 3, Deputy Attorney Heather Adams told the Wednesday morning, by and giving information to his son in of his own Testimony given made clear Garcia had told of the impending bust state police Cpl. Hassinger, who was with the Adams County Task Force. Almost Garcia called his Joe, then Craig Hill Dillon Stoltz, two witnesses the Commonwealth, who were targets of the Drug Force operation, testified Garcia had called them the information about activity about to take between the 7- 11 and General on He too Hill said, just there were to be some busts down When police arrived at Chambersburg Street with search warrant, Hill Stoltz were gone. Two later, a confidential told police Joe Garcia warned them Garcia said he simply to be sure the boy was a curfew established by See GARCIA, Page Rolf UAW reaches tentative Chrysler pact, ratifies GM Mustang tandem for District III tennis B1 ;