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Bedford Gazette Weekend (Newspaper) - April 17, 2010, Bedford, Pennsylvania
celebrating Hometown life inside into the Wood sports penguins win playoff Gameng. 8 a i a Tail if weekend extra tribe concert Gazette Kevend Bedford a. 75i published continuous she since 1805. One of America s oldest newspapers. Vol. 205 no. 176 april 17 amp 18, 2010 saturday amp sunday Toyota faces another safety recall Bedford county governments will get some assistance for feb buy s snowstorm cleanup and Money for Hazard president Barack Obama and the Federal emergency management Agency have approved nearly $60 Milhon in disaster recovery funds for 27 counties in the state. An individual breakdown was not available Friday. More than $50 million will be available to reimburse costs for Snow removal overtime and other emergency services. Initially townships and boroughs in the county had sought More than $306,000 to the state when it requested the disaster declaration and Federal help for the 48-hour period allowed. Gov. De Rendell also asked for a waiver on the 48 hours but Fema has not ruled on that yet. Veterans and other organizations Are invited to take part in Fishertown s memorial Day Parade. The Fishertown memorial Day Parade committee is seeking participants for the annual Parade to be held May 31. Veterans willing to participate Are asked to meet. At Ridgetop Orchards Apple storage building at 6 . All veterans Are encouraged to take part. Cars will be provided for those unable to walk. The committee is also seeking floats bikes and other groups to take part in the Parade. The Parade will form at 6 . For More information Call 839-2686 or 839-2195. Tickets Are available through tuesday for the annual Bedford county historical society banquet. The banquet at the United methodist Church in Bedford will be held saturday april 24. The dinner will include a presentation by or. Walter Powell of mount Saint Mary s University in Emmitsburg . On Quot Edward Everett and the preservation of mount Dennis Tice will be honoured As the historian of the year for his world War h Fihn. Tickets Are $20 and Are available through hie Day april 20, at the county historic society 6441 Lin Cobi Highway Bedford 623-2011. Graduating Homeschool ers and private school students Are asked to Call the Gazette. To be included in this year s graduation edition each Homeschooler and private school graduate will need to submit a graduation form and photo. Forms Are available by calling 623-1151, ext. 120, or by sending an email to . The deadline for submissions is May 7. Deaths. Obituaries on Page 16. Cessna Wilbur Lamont jr., 83, of Manns Choice. Foor Martha m., 78, of Lake Como fla., formerly of six mile run. Bedford Gazette 424 w. Penn st. 814-623-1151 Washington apr Toyota motor corp. Said Friday it was recalling 600,000 Sienna minivans sold in the United states to address potential rusting spare tire cables that could break and create a Road Hazard in the latest safety problem to strike the beleaguered automaker. The recall came As House investigators said they planned to hold another congressional hearing in May to review potential electronic problems in runaway Toyota. The japanese automaker has recalled More than 8 million vehicles because of faulty accelerator pedals humbling a car company Long known for its Quality and safety. Company leaders vowed to respond quickly to the safety concerns. Separately Toyota said Friday its engineers in Japan had duplicated the same results of tests that led consumer reports to Issue a rare Quot Don t buy Quot warning on the 2010 lexus go 460 Over rollover concerns. Toyota responded by halting sales of new go 460s and conducting tests on All of its sums. Lexus spokesman Bill Kwong said the company was evaluating potential remedies for the go 460 but it was Quot too Early to speculate on the details of the remedy and its Toyota said its latest recall covered the 1998-2010 Model year Sienna with two wheel drive that have been sold or registered in 20 cold climate states and the District of Columbia. Toyota said rust from Road Salt could cause the Carrier Cable that holds the spare tire to a continued on Page 16storm creates havoc in county by the Gazette staff Queen a a fast moving but Power packed storm created havoc for residences in Northern Bedford county Friday afternoon. The storm struck around 5 . With gusts that could have reached 60 Miles per hour the National weather service said in a storm advisory. The areas of Imler Osterburg Claysburg Morrison Cove and other parts of Northern Bedford county suffered wind damage that reportedly collapsed a Bam in the new Enterprise area and an old schoolhouse in the Imler area. Details weren t immediately available. Florene Cox of North scrub grass Road Pavia township was t at Home to experience the Force of the wind that toppled Trees in neighbors Yards. She did have to drive through the storm from Nason Hospital where she was visiting her sister. Travelling through the weather was just As bad. It took her an hour to get Home when it should have taken about half the time. Nason Hospital suffered a Power outage while she was there forcing it to resort to generators she said. The rain Caine Down in sheets and there were plenty of branches Down and a few traffic accidents she said. Quot i did t know whether to drive or not to drive Quot Cox said. When she got nearer to Home she saw downed Trees in a continued on Page 2 Gazette photo Elizabeth Coyle a main trunk of an unfortunate Willow tree along scrub grass Road lies on the ground Friday evening following a powerful storm. Firefighters were kept Busy assisting residents in the violations found at Massey mines Charleston Eva. Apr Federal inspectors have found More than 60 serious safety violations at Massey Energy operations since the explosion that killed 29 miners adding to fallout from the disaster that includes a wrongful death lawsuit by one of the men s widows. Inspectors visited More than 30 underground Massey Coal mines in West Virginia Kentucky and Virginia after the april 5 blast according to records from the mine safety and health administration. The Agency has tentatively blamed preventable accumulations of explosive methane Gas and Coal dust for the worst . Coal mining disaster since 1970. The Miner s widow accuses the company of a history of safety violations that amount to negligence in the first wrongful death lawsuit Over the explosion which she filed thursday. Investigators were reviewing records from the site of the blast and waiting for dangerous gases to be ventilated before going underground at the upper big Branch mine. It will probably be another week until investigators can safely go in Moha administrator Kevin Stricklin said. To tally violations at other Massey Sites the associated press checked inspection records for All of the company s approximately 70 underground Coal mines in the . From april 5 through thursday. Mines operated by other companies also were inspected during the same period. Stricklin said the Moha has t been disproportionately targeting Massey since the blast nor has it increased the Pace of inspections. He did say inspectors have responded to Hazard complaints at two Massey mines. Quot we re just going about our a continued on Page 16 map photo Virginia tech victims remembered Blacksburg Public school students a june Darden left Madison Greene Center and Paige Greene right try to keep their candles lit in a slight Breeze during a candlelight Vigil on the Virginia tech Drill Field in Blacksburg a. Friday. Approximately 12,000 people attended the University commemoration and candlelight Vigil honouring 32 students and faculty that lost their lives in a mass shooting on Campus april 16,2007. New program will help seniors with monthly food Bill by Jennifer Howard Gazette staff writer eligible seniors will soon be Able to receive monthly food packages in an Effort by state and Federal organizations to help out during a rough Economy and promote a healthy diet and agriculture. Bedford county is among 26 counties in the Central Pennsylvania food Bank based in Harris Burg that will be participating in the statewide program. The commodity supplemental food program Csop was previously administered by the food Bank As a Pilot program in four Central Pennsylvania counties. It was recently expanded across the state through increased Federal funding. The Csop is a Federal program that helps to improve the health of Low income seniors age 60 and above by supplementing their diets with nutritious . Department of agriculture commodity foods. Each month a Csop food package that includes items like Cereal non fat dry and evaporated milk juice Oats pasta Peanut butter canned meat tuna or poultry and canned fruits and vegetables will be distributed to income qualified seniors. Food packages do not provide a Complete diet but rather Are Good sources of the nutrients typically lacking in seniors diets. Quot i think it is just another Way for us to be Able to meet nutritional needs for people in our area and with the Economy the Way it is it s a Way to help out and get them food Quot said senior Center services a continued on Page 16 / / ail it i t Quirt Fil y weather today the forecast $184,900 Johnston realty phone 18141623-8622 mostly Cloudy with isolated showers. Much cooler with highs in the upper 40s. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent. Tonight Cloudy. Cooler with lows in the mid 30s. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Erie 4r/43 ugh. 40749� a Scrantom \ state 41747� / College a h Burg 49754� \ Bedford phyla 52758,v tomorrow a mostly Cloudy scattered rain and Snow showers in the morning. Highs around 50. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. Sunday night mostly Cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. The Outlook a monday partly sunny highs in the mid 50s. Monday night partly Cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Tuesday mostly sunny. Highs around 60. Tuesday night partly Cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Wednesday partly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s
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