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   Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1997, Tyrone, Pennsylvania                                Mo Valley Tops See Page JL JL JL Ei VoL Number 85 December 502 Per Copy News Notes Right Off The Top The system Its usi the people who mess it Such is the case of Walter whose lone guilty vote caused a mist rial hi the second case of the of fleets charged with Jonny Gammages Moorefield has admitted that he already made up his mind before the trial Where you come ftom where 1 come it hap pens all the Im tired of the police killing people out there and then getting a pat on the he Anytime somebody something goes wrong and somebody theres ne gligence on somebodys part Moorefield apparently didnt consider all of the evidence when he made up his The juror said he based his guilty vote on some of the evidence I He also admitted that he wasnt 100 percent when he heard the testimony and the evidencebecausehe was on Thorazine for uncontroll able He began nodding off during the trial and the other jurors said they had to keep him Moorefield has a right to not change his but was justice really served It looks like a nowin Deaths Helen a guest at Epworth formerly of 2050 Columbia Tyrone BA Library Closed The BeUwoodAntis Public Library is closed for two weeks to make room for carpet and book shelf The li brary will reopen De cember 29 and celebrate its grand opening Janu ary 10 following five months of Free Parking Tyrone Mayor Gene on behalf of Tyrone Borough Coun the Chamber of Commerce and Police Department extend an early Christmas gift to the Free parking is being offered on the streets as well as the parking lot now through January Weather Tonight Partly cloudy south m Mostly cloudy A flurry or sprinkle in northern Pennsylvania Lows 25 to Wednesday Partly cloudy cloudy Highs 35 to lottery Here the winning numbers selected Monday in the pejmsylvanii Sfcfe Lpttery Piijy Q4ij BJg 4 Tbf winning numbers drawn 5 an wtf ei Feds Look To Settle Black Case John Black May Have To Pay Fine In Proposed Settlement By MARK LEBERFINGER Daily Herald News Editor The clock is now ticking for John Black of Warriors his Tyronebased financial man agement companies and the fed eral government to settle what has been called the largest case of municipal fraud in Pennsylva nia District Judge Donetta in issuing a permanent injunction gave the par ties 45 days to settle the payment otherwise the case will move to civil Black may have to pay a fine to the federal government as part of the The agreement says those issues are to be Ro nald District Adminstrator for the Securities and Ex change Commission in Philadel phia told The Daily Were going to try and resolve it all before we have a hearing before the Black also agreed to pay back investors caught in the financial but Securities and Exchange Commission SEC officials had previously it was unlikely that the school districts and other munic ipalities will see 100 percent of the investments they made with Black and his Devon Capital Management and Fi nancial Management Sciences FMS The order is a benefit to said I think its because we can move ahead without any more delay and The civil trial was scheduled to begin in The SEC accused Black with losing millions of dollars that to school districts and Earlier this regulators claimed that Black lost mil lion of his clients money in cluding that of the Tyrone Area School District through bad investing and this order will make the case move said TASD Superintendent Wil liam Well be inter ested in seeing what The SEC accused Black with losing millions of dollars that be longed to school districts nnd Earlier this regulators following a surprise audit claimed that Black lost mil lion of his clients money in cluding that of the Tyrone Area School District through bad investing and District Judge William Stand ish issued a temporary re straining order on Black and his companies on 26 when the SEC raised the allegations in a ci vil The Warriors Mark mans per sonal and business assets have been frozen since that inilal Black and his companies agreed to Judge Ambroses rul ing without admitting or deny ing the SECs Black merely agrees to follow the law of the said his Richard Levan of He intends to continue cooperating with the Levan contended there is no evidence that Black profited from his handling of school and other The attorney said his client cannot speak about the case at this point but is looking forward to the day when he can challenge the SEC Under Judge Ambroses Blacks assets remain frozen un til the issue is Long explained that the SEC has 45 days to make discovery in the That could include deposi requesting bank and finan cial have certain ques tions answered about the fi nances and determine what assets are available and the abil ity to pay back the said In Judge Brooks Smith denied Blacks request to release of his frozen as sets to pay his legal ruling that he failed to prove he had no access to other The court also gave him of the he had requested for living Shortly after the October rul Judge Smith recused himself from the citing a conflict of interest because his wife is an of ficer of MidState the hol der of collateral for the school districts and other affected Richard the former Pennsylvania governor and Attorney is now the trustee in the He is determining how much money that Blacks clients should Thornburgh is required to issue a second trustees report to Judge Ambrose by Black could also lose his pri vilege is work in the securities as a result of the finan cial He and hiscompa nies agreed not to violate federal Continued On Page 2 Ridge Calls For Higher Teaching Standards Serving The Boars Head Sara Brand on and Katie Jo Carrico were the Ladies in Waiting serving the Boars Head to the Royal Family prior to the wedding at A Madrigal Dinner this past weekend at Tyrone Area High They are surrounded by the Royal Court with the King and Queen seated in the The initial effort of the Drama and Food Service Departments of Tyrone Area High School went exception ally well in the first learning experience for a wonderful time shared by The producers and teachers involved expressed a big thank you today for its success with well over 400 persons attending between the two Photo by Virgie By ALIAH WRIGHT Associated Press Writer HARR1SBURG AP Aspir ing teachers in Pennsylvania would have to maintain at least a B average incertainsubjectsundera plan unveiled by Tom Speaking before a group of highschool seniors who plan to become Ridge also prop osed toughening other criteria for entering the teaching These new requirements will help ensure that public school teachers have mastery of the sub jects they intend to teach as well as a solid understanding of the lib eral arts and general Ridge said Under Ridges Teacher Prepa ration college students majoring in education must main on the grade point scale in the discipline they intend to A grade point average currently is prospective secondary school teachers would have to ful fill the major requirements for the subject they intend to For a history teacher would have to fulfill the same course re quirements as a history Qualified college graduates who are not trained as teachers would be allowed to obtain teach ing certificates through Ridge also proposed that Pen nsylvania teaching before being granted teaching cer must score higher on na tional educator examinations than they now are required to An individual could now score the equivalent of an F on one of these exams and still be able to teach in a Pennsylvania class Ridge That ie That is Education Secretary Eugene Hickok said the administration in tends to unilaterally impose the minimum passing scores for the teacher Another depart ment official said the requirement could be in place by The other proposals would re quire approval by the state Board of a process that typi cally takes at least a said de partment spokeswoman Michele Both the State System of Higher Education and the Association of Independent Colleges and Uni versities applauded the At the 14 colleges in the State System of which gra duates the largest number of edu cation majors most education majors are already meeting most of the requirements outlined in Ridges During the 199596 school education majors averaged a grade point said system spokesman Kenn Dur ing that same those schools granted education de grees to If were going to expect more from our then should we not expect more from our teach ers Ridge The plan complements an ear lier Ridge proposal to toughen academic standards for public school Under the prop each student must demons trate certain competence levels by grades eight and The new academic standards are not expected to be applied statewide for at least a the General As sembly is considering legislation to force current teachers to engage in ongoing professional develop m e n t and recertification Conrail Buyers Say Scrutiny Unwarranted WASHINGTON AP Two Eastern railroads intending to take over Conrail are urging regulators to resist scrutinizing the proposal simply because a re A Bit Of Magic Minstrel David Bickle performs a bit of Magic with rope to the amazement of carolers Hilarv Lloyd and Nicole Hartman around the table at A Madrigal Dinner at Tyrone Area HiRh School this past The first such an event at TAHS was well accepted with a full house for Saturday and Sunday performances A former graduate Sickle flew in from Montana the night before to lend a He is a Travelini Education Childrens Theater Director for the Missouri School District arid his orior experience with Madrigal Dinner performances were a big help for a verv successfVuvent the Drama and Pood Service Depart at TAHS are to be commended for a delightful evening for all who Photo by Virgie MAYBE WESHOUIP ASK SANTA FOR A VICTORVTHI5 16 9 shopping clays to Christmas cent merger in the West led to In a filing CSX and Norfolk Southern said a more detailed operat ing plan that includes conditions sought by some shippers and other groups is more likely to heighten rather than lessen that risk of service Detailed operational planning is ongoing and continuously changing with and anything that makes that task more difficult must be the railroads told the Surface Transportation Locking applicants into any de tailed operating would be a serious The companies sought to assure the board that they would be able to smoothly integrate Conrail op Continued On Page 2 Serving Antis Snyder Tyronte Warriors Mark   

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