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Daily Bedford Gazette (Newspaper) - May 16, 1990, Bedford, Pennsylvania Bedford f Gazette Bedford county own daily newspaper Independent since 1805 thirty five cents established 1805 185 202 uses 047680 May wednesday Casey Hafer squeaks to win few few surprises in county by Sharyn Maust associate editor it was the lowest turnout of Bedford county voters that anyone could about 25 percent of the county registered voters went to the polls where sparse choices on the ballot awaited and their voting reflected the results the voters who made their choices appeared to represent about equal percentages of republicans and on the Republican the most votes cast were in the race the Only county wide race for Republican state committee the total there of votes com pares to total gop registration of on the democratic the most votes were tallied in the governors there were democrats eligible to vote in the the total was so it Only took until 11 for the county ballot counting machine to com plete its county election workers said there were several ballot boxes already awaiting them when they arrived at the county voters made the following choices for Republican gubernatorial nominee Barbara and Marguerite the Hafer Edge with 59 percent of the vote was somewhat Surpris ing to who figured that prolife candidate Luksik from Westmont in neighbouring Cambria county had a Chance to win in Bedford Luksik did better statewide than her 38 per cent in the for democratic gubernatorial nominee Robert weather and Philip the total surprised no since Montgomery county attorney Berg had no Campaign base and Casey enjoys a measure of for democratic nominee for lieutenant governor Mark and Edmez also from Cambria county and a frequent visitor at political or government functions in did As expected in walking away with the Nomina Tion Over latecomer for Republican lieutenant governor Harold Mowery congressman Bud who was unopposed on the Republican gathered he also ran a write in and sticker on Page 8 Robert Casey and his celebrate a runaway democratic primary Victory at a reception in Scran ton tuesday a today warm and humid with showers and thunderstorms Likely in the highs 75 to wind Southwest 10 to 20 Chance of rain 60 lows from 60 to with a 70 percent Chance of tomorrow continuing warm and highs in the upper 70s with a 60 percent Chance of showers and Thunder showers in the afternoon and the Outlook mostly sunny Friday and partly Cloudy highs from 65 to 70 and lows in the 40s both Chance of showers highs in the 60s and lows in the symphony eyes county again official says no plans but expects Bedford to Call the Bedford county com missioners made two proclamations May 2026 was proclaimed therapeutic horseback Riding week and May 2229 head Start appreciation the Riding program is just getting with oversight by the Bedford county Extension head Start is celebrating its Silver anniversary since it was established in bed Ford and Fulton counties in More than children and their families have been enrolled in head with the service currently provided to More than 130 youngsters the commissions also adopted a Resolution thanking John Elliott for his outstanding contributions to Bedford Elliott has been designated by the Bedford rotary club As citizen of the year for a Bedford area woman was reported missing state police said this week that Barbara walked away from her residence with a Large Black she was described As a Black 150 with Short curly she was wearing a red shirt and Blue a car struck a tractor trailer that was across route the Accident happened at Fishertown tuesday morning when James of pales was pulling from a parking he drove into the path of an eastbound car driven by Frank of Camp Bock and his passenger were treated at the per sons at the scene said the Lowboy trailer on the truck got Hung up As it was entering the District deaths obituaries on Page Sylvia of Hyndman re Melba of by Gary Rotstein managing editor the Pittsburgh symphony society remains interested in developing a summer Home and would consider Bedford county again As a potential a sym phony official said Gideon general manager of the symphony or said no plans have been made in the Wake of abandoning state College As but bed Ford would qualify As option i think the Ball right now is in the hands of the Bedford Toeplitz we Are at the Point now where we Hope to hear from the Bedford people and get together with them at some a member of the for Mer Bedford symphony recruit ment committee had referred monday to the symphony having the Ball in their court in terms of contacting the local group about its renewed the symphony has provided no direct notice to Bedford officials that state College has been ruled a gesture that Toeplitz said he feels is unnecessary consider tuesday after he was told about Toeplitz i suppose we ought to move Rice has tried to Contact sym phony society president David Christopher without Success this the Bedford proposal put Forth by Community leaders earlier this year was lauded by Christopher when he announced in february state College had been Sion last i dont know who should make the first move were definitely Bedford county commissioner Dick Rice said officials had rogues Ted a series of meetings and proposals from the two communities Over a period of weeks and months before making the initial each Community sought to make the Best Case for itself As Host of a potential music festival that would bring in tens of thousands of tourists each sum although frustration was occasionally expressed that the symphony officials had provided few details plan Hemsel Toeplitz said he could not provide much information about the reasons for abandoning state College because Christopher primarily handled those executive committee has not yet met since the state College rever Sal to decide How to proceed with on Page 6 Luksik vote startles even her backers Philadelphia a Robert Casey coasted to a comfortable democratic primary win tuesday against Philip but auditor general Barbara Hafer squeaked by political neophyte Marguerite Luksik to win the Republican Luksik did better than even her staunchest supporters but Hafer proved too with 85 percent of the votes Hafer had or 53 to or 47 Luksik spent Little Money but campaigned actively As the Republican candidate who is opposed to Hafer is pro Hafers Campaign Patrick said the closeness of the race was caused by Low tur god bless the other Side be cause Treyve got a very dedicated Killian said of abortion of the people who believe in Barbara Hafer probably stayed at usually a Low turnout benefits endorsed candidates because the party faithful tend to Casey and Hafer were endorsed by their respective Casey beat Berg with 15 percent of the vote still in Casey had or 77 to bergs or 23 Casey Learned of his successful quest for the democratic Nomina Tion while dining at his Scranton he was scheduled to address supporters at a Campaign a nearby hotel later in the the result is a Strong Endor sement by the democratic voters on Page 8 no state subsidy More than thought 10 tax Revenue hike still anticipated Scott Gibson emerges from what is left of his family Mobile which was destroyed by a Tornado in the suburbs of monday dozens of Homes were destroyed or damaged As severe weather and flooding continued across several Southern a Everett raises school taxes by Rich Cholodofsky staff writer Everett after one vote initially rejecting the 199091 general fund budget and after deciding against reinstating a proposed vocational agricultural the Everett school Board adopted its new tax and spending plan tuesday the Board voted with two members in favor of the budget that includes a 10 percent increase in real estate tax revenues by up Pirig millage from 97 to the new budget is 5 percent higher than the 198990 spending a second vote was necessary after the budget failed to gain approval on a 43 vote the first time five votes were required for budget passage because of the boards nine member even though members Dean Cal Houn and Charles Leidy were a Steven Young changed his no vote to one of approval on the second Board members Jean Mccahan and John poor remained in of expressing their displeasure with the tax in in previous years the budget has been theres none of that in this said Board member Charles attempt ing to persuade the objectors to foor had suggested that Money to Send faculty and coaches to conferences and seminars could be Cut from the budget and lower the but he received no sup port because of the limited Dent that would the proposal would have also prohibited District administrators from travel ing to Harrisburg for finance after lengthy debate about How the budget should be further trimmed and the Board decided to place originally intended for the Voag program into its Reserve fund Young asked for reconsideration of the the Board earlier engaged in a debate about the Voag programs questions concerning the actual number of students that would enrol in the As Well As travel travel costs and cur eventually caused the Board to reject the programs Board president James Clark voted against the Voag funding although he noted he believes the program could be Ive got to get it in my mind whether the Money to be spent is Worth Ive got to justify what were doing and if were Able to do five Everett students were Sig Ned up for the program for the 199091 school year with 16 on Page 6 by Nancy Wylie staff writer Loysburg the Northern Bedford schools will be getting More state subsidy this year and next year than previously is the school Board Learned at a hour budget work the Rosier budget picture described to the Board outlined about in combined Revenue increases and reduced spending for 198990 and 199091 compared to what had been suggested but the administration is still recommending the maximum allowable 10 percent increase in property tax revenues for next and according to the solicitors that could mean a new tax rate of 91 Mills 2 Mills higher than the 89mill rate that was tentatively adopted May the improvement in budget projections would be used to keep the District from dipping into its unallocated reserves As much As had been solicitor William Snyder of Bedford said there is some ques Tion whether the 10 percent allowable tax increase includes additional Revenue generated from the county dropping area Dis or if it Only refers to Revenue from the county switch to a higher assessment in any he said the Law makes it Clear that new construction is not part of the 10 percent Snyder said he believes 91 Mills is a legally defensible the Board discussed a number of elementary school and High school budget but did not recommend any last District superintendent Lanny Ross estimated the District would have to take out of its unallocated in vestment reserves of nearly million in order to balance this years and next years using updated figures from the state education he now estimates that Only would have to be taken from the he said an additional in Revenue from 2 More Mills of property tax would help to replenish the interest earning in vestment funds that Are crucially important As a backup to the million the additional tax millage would also be a hedge against the 100 percent collection rate that was used to estimate tax revenues on Page 6 most at no do say Survey finds by Nancy Wylie staff writer Loysburg a Large majority of Northern Bedford High school students in grades 710 said in a Survey that they do not use Al drugs or tobacco at but a significant proportion of juniors and seniors and a number of nonusers said they Are willing to try drugs or according to jus released results of a student Survey that was taken several months District superintendent Lanny Ross said tuesday the sur vey confirms that Beer and alcohol use is a problem and indicates that students use of chewing tobacco or snuff is More prevalent locally than the statewide what also concerns him is that willingness to try alcohol or drugs expressed by kids in Junior High is usually a fairly accurate Indica Tion of their later he among the 600some students in grades a figure such As 1 percent May represent Only 1 or 2 on Page 6

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