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Daily Bedford Gazette (Newspaper) - February 9, 1983, Bedford, Pennsylvania Bedford established vol 178 115 Twentyfive cents february 1983 spa m7b80 billion budget presented Harrisburg a Dick asking for his largest Revenue raising package since Tak ing proposed a billion budget tuesday that would extend the sales tax to More items and boost the gasoline in a 40minute address to a joint legislative Thornburgh outlined his spending plan for the 198384 fiscal year and set the expected yearned deficit at 3 to meet the which has ballooned steadily during the deep Thornburgh suggested million in new and extended general fund he also recommended million in extra revenues for in he said a million hand up fund should be created to loan interest free Money to jobless workers and Farmers so they can avoid losing their Homes or the Money should come from surplus lottery Thornburgh during his Thornburgh reminded lawmakers of his austere spending which this year will hold increased state spen Ding to under 4 that the tightest budget he Ever he lawmakers applauded his re Marks on holding Overall taxes in but received his hand up proposal Thornburgh was booed for again urging that the liquor control Board be abolished and a ban on Auto emissions inspections be if we Are to maintain the fiscal integrity we have established in Pennsylvania and if we Are to on a bold new journey to a working Pennsylvania of the future then additional revenues be required this the governor his tax proposals would the states 6 percent sales tax to wine and liquor sold in bars and restaurants Candy and gum cigarettes Arcade games Cable television paper and cleaning products entertainment events and non prescription the changes will produce Mil lion in new the states wholesale fuel tax from percent to 4 to prop up sagging motor License fund the change would offset an million drop in revenues due to lower gasoline prices and diminished and bring million to the a spokesman for the Sun of Radnor said such a change would add about a half cent to the current per gallon Price of once year vehicle registrations to once every two a car owner would have to put out at one time instead of the change would mean an additional million next anticipated income axes from individuals dividends and savings a percent Severance tax on Oil and natural Gas produced within the it would raise the minimum capital Stock and franchise tax from to per raising an additional noting that state employees have to share the Thornburgh said they will be asked to accept continued on Page 7 Dick Thornburgh delivers his budget message to a joint session of the behind him Are House speaker Leroy Irvis Dally Ghany and William Scranton Iii a laser Toto top of to morning gop lukewarm to budget around Here topic a county commissioner Gary Ebersole is running for a second of new Paris re made the announcement Public this having informed fellow democrats of his intentions at a recent party Ebersole was elected county commissioner four years but had first run unsuccessfully for the office in he followed that in 1976 with a run for general Assembly that ended in a tie with Clarence Dietz Dietz won the Runoff the following in his Ebersole said he was standing on his record As a full time commissioner for the last four and will continue to work for reducing costs and opposing tax he also said he was for openness in county in this the often controversial Ebersole kicked off the Campaign recently by sending democratic com Mittee people copies of his 1981 expenses that were questioned by the county he indicated he would bring up this Issue in his prothonotary clerk of courts Dick Hess has announced he is a a will be seeking his third term in the county i feel Ive done a Good Job serving the people and the he said in his he noted that the office is a two Side Coin that requires a Little extra Hess you cant feel comfortable in a Short period there Are so Many facets to this it takes and you Only get Good service and do a Good Job with Hess said his office also has had congenial relations with the bar association and other offices he works the prothonotary clerk of courts office files and processes virtually All civil and criminal actions that come to the As Well As filing everything from Leins to name and taking marriage License and passport District attorney Daniel Howsare has announced he is a candidate for re Howsare is seeking his second term in the office he is a our office has cooperated Well with the others it has to Deal Howsare said of his first noting that he has gained experience that he feels is helpful As the work of the prosecutor has become More citing the Central court for preliminary hearings that was instituted by judge Van Horn two years Howsare said this idea gets cases taken care of before they come to county which saves time and and it gets results in the minor cases that Are As fair and just As he the idea Only works if youre willing to put the Effort into Howsare added that he feels his availability to police has been helpful in preparing cases for i think the office has been run fairly in his first the a pointing out that he has worked at cracking burglary not just prosecuting single burglars who have been and has not overlooked White Collar the candidates Are off and the Campaign officially begins next which is the first Day to circulate petitions the deadline for candidates to file is March this is a municipal election and numerous county and local offices Are up for a on the county level the offices include All three commissioners District prothonotary clerk of Coroner and the magisterial District headquartered in Schellsburg also will be on the As will one supervisor from each three Borough Council a township and Borough and six seats on each school there on Page 14 elsewhere topic a the heartland lost its states in the nations Industrial which includes Penn ranked near the Bottom in manufacturing according to a the Southeast was the top Region in it while Florida repeated As the state with the Best Overall manufacturing business the study showed North North Dakota and South Carolina next to round out the top five while the Bottom five were new Rhode and of the six states in the mid Eastern Penn Sylvania placed ranked 27th led the regional vandals police in Monroeville said tuesday they have District deaths obituaries on Page Murray of weather mostly Cloudy High in the lower to Middle mostly Cloudy and seasonably cold tonight and Low tonight around High thursday around no clues to the identity of club swinging and paint hurling vandals who damaged and desecrated a hindu its still under in said Monroeville police detective Charles evidence was collected at the Temple chairman Prakash sri Pastua estimated the weekend damage at to obscenities were painted on the Temple and five Marble statues of sacred deities were this is the act of a fairly extreme group of some said with a Little new and a Little Luck a new engine will be installed in the Nasa space replacing one which was removed due to a hairline crack that allowed fuel Nasa announced the replace ment arrived by truck from the space technology Laboratory in Bay on ground Crews pulled the cracked engine out of the shuttle last if the new engine passes a series of the Maiden launch of the challenger could take place on March new York averages Harrisburg a re publican lawmakers were lukewarm to Dick Thornburgh unexpected proposals tuesday to fill i million gop leaders credited the Gover nor for addressing the problem in his billion spending but backed away from endorsing the proposals for million in new democrats were encouraged that the governor made some proposals to help the but unimpressed with the budget especially Thornburgh tax pro you could not target the the Low income or the elderly any better to carry the debt of this Commonwealth than by imposing this taxing said Edward this is a financial at tack on the people least Able to afford after Thornburgh 45minute address to a joint session of the House democratic Leader James Manderino pronounced the governors speech Boring and out of in the past four democrats have been shut out of the budget pro Cess by a Republican Manderino we feel Little responsibility for the financial mess this state is the Westmoreland county lawmaker Republican Leader Matthew of Delaware answered Mandorino criticisms on the House the democratic leaders speech promised All things to All people hut the Point i neglected to hear was How were going to pay for All these either Manderino knows of Revenue sources undiscovered by republicans or he has a Way of waving a magic Wand to take care of these Ryan Senate majority Leader Robert said Thornburgh proposal involves some very controversial matters to fill those budget i think we need to study to examine the matter very carefully and come up with a Richard da1 i think the whole process of funding Revenue Short Falls will have to be looked at closely by the general he i went to the governors briefing this morning with the Hope and expectation that the governor had entered the real world Only to learn were still proposing gimmick said David for he the Gover nor proposed a biennial automobile registration where Drivers would pay for two years instead of a if that int a then i dont unde Stond what a gimmick if you pay for two years then the next its not going to be House appropriations committee chairman Max said democrats were on the Mark about the million deficit a year he added Thornburgh did not include in his figure the states nearly billion unemployment compensation debt and deficits democrats believe Are in the Pupil transportation and teacher retirement an appropriation of million for economic development is its a drop in the we have 13 percent we should be doing Pievsky add prime sponsor of work sharing said he was pleased the governor seemed to endorse the idea in his budget work sharing would help companies avoid making layoffs by shortening the working hours of All Thornburgh hand up plan to help financially ailing Farmers and homeowners pay their mortgages has real Wright although in not so sure about the it would be financed through a loan from the lottery its a dreadful problem and in glad Hes attempted to address Wright Jubelirer also had doubts about financing hand infringing on the lottery Money will cause a stir among i think senior citizens will react he Jubelirer said he would be introducing his own legislation to Deal continued on Page 7 new look on Bedford streets Bedford Borough should have 47 new 87 additional signs and an undetermined number of Concrete Horseheads by looking for a Way to Cut its electric Bill for Borough superintendent John Montgomery proposed to Council monday night that the lights along Juliana and the downtown blocks alleys be Swit Ched from Mercury vapor to High pressure sodium sodium lights Are the ones with a yellow glow similar to those in the Bedford Plaza shopping the conversion would be carried out by pen elec at no Cost to the and Montgomery said the boroughs monthly which is local residents on tuesday could share some feelings with these Birds of a Chilly even these penguins in Tokyo Ueno zoo decided they didst care for the wintry temperatures and sat if that what penguins together for some shared a laser photo paid on a Penlight should drop from to for the 47 this includes increasing the wattage of several lights in the Central Way Huntingdon Avenue parking lot area and the Central Way Lafayette Montgomery noted that the sodium while having a lower give off More such a switch will not be done in the residential he because these lights arc of lower mostly 100 compared to 400 Watts and the savings is very Little for the smaller wattage Council agreed to the switch and to the idea that it should be done All at rather than in As soon As the electric company can do the additional signs the Borough will see soon Are those for the two hour free it will take about 87 signs of 12 by 18 inches each and posts to hold them 7 feet above placed at least every 200 and marking the ends of the zones to meet Penn Dot Montgomery said it almost seems counterproductive to try to beautify the town and then have to put up standardized without the proper unpaid parking tickets that Are taken to court Are being thrown Borough officials last meter person Shirley Kauffman gave out 196 parking of which 147 were for violation of the two hour police gave out an additional 11 mayor Dick Letrent said 86 percent of the tickets have been for in fines the free two hour parking signs Cost each and the the Borough will install the but George representing the Bedford merchants said at mondays meeting that the association will pay for the signs As previously and was interested in expediting their in the total Cost should run around Lichty said the merchants also Are hoping to have their own Street beautification the installation of Concrete Horseheads on meter under Way by the time of the appalachian crafts festival at the end of the parking meters have been removed throughout the Montgomery said about 96 meter posts will remain after they Are taken from alternate the Horseheads probably wont be in stalled on that Many Only those in the Center of the business councilman John Elliott com on Page 14 Penn Bedford ahead of schedule 30 Indus 20transp Isu tils 65 stocks the hotel Pennsylvania apart ments elderly housing project on be Fords East Pitt Street is Over three months ahead of schedule and applications Are now the million renovation of the former Penn Bedford hotel is now projected to be ready for occupancy by april according to John whose office at Mountain Valley 225 Pitt is providing application forms and assistance in filling them original estimates had placed completion of construction in one year after the actual work there Are 49 one bedroom apartments to be some confusion has Arisen Over the sign up Salathe emphasized in an interview tuesday to no applications have been accepted and no rentals have been according to regulations of the Pennsylvania housing finance Agency and the department of housing and Urban certain procedures Are to be followed in the selection those eligible to apply housing must be age 62 or or or and must meet Hud so called Section 8 Low income both individuals and couples May under the subsidy a tenant pays 30 percent of his or her income As application forms can be picked up this week and next week Between and at the Mountain Valley special rental they must be mailed not delivered in and Are not to be postmarked locally any earlier than Salathe pointed forms sent too Early will be pitted at the Bottom of the she certain document such As a birth is also the review of applications will begin Salathe explained that applications will be numbered in order As they Are pulled from the mall and the first 49 that meet the eligibility standards will be the review process is expected to take several Salathe said applications will be and people will be Given an indication of where they stand on the numbered list so they can gauge their Home visits and personal interviews with applicants Are part of the it will be March before any applicants Are officially she she emphasized because of the Mailin procedures on Page 14

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