Bedford Gazette Weekend (Newspaper) - April 24, 2010, Bedford, Pennsylvania
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Published Continuously Since 1805. One of America's Oldest Newspapers. Vol. 205 No. 182 April 24 & 25, 2010
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Thirteen Bureau of Dog Law enforcement officials will canvass Bedford County April 26-30 to check for unlicensed dogs and unvaccinated dogs.
State law requires all dogs 3 months of age or older be licensed. The fee is $6 for each spayed or neutered dog and $8 for other dogs. Senior citizens may purchase a license for $4 for spayed or neutered dogs and $6 for other dogs. Rabies vaccinations are required for all dogs, and any cat that enters a human inhabitated dwelling, over the age of 3 months. The maximum fine per violation is $300.
Dog licenses are available through office of Bedford ■ County Ti'easurer Paula K. Sheirer, 200 S. Juhana St., Bedford, Pa 15522. The office is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. The telephone number is 623-4846.
Bedford Borough Water Authority will flush its system next week.
• Weather permitting, the authority will open fire hydrants sequentially to flush the system between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Most customers will experience sporadic periods of discolored water and those in higher elevations may notice temporary reductions in pressure, the authority said in a news release. Any alterations in the flushing schedule will be announced.
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster says he's got his online covered.
Shuster said in an e-mailed news release that he is taking part in the "first ever House Republican Conference 'New Media Challenge,' a competition to strengthen the presence of Republican lawmakers on popular social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter." In addition to his official Web site at wvm.house.gov/ shuster, he already hosts a blog that he says is updated daily with news, videos and information at www.billsblog-pa09.blogspot.com, a YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/ repshuster and an official Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/rep.shuster. The most recent addition is a Twitter page at www.twit-ter.com/repbillshuster, which he says has more than 1,600 people following his posts. He did not say why he sent this news release to a newspaper.
(Obituaries on Page 16) BEATTY, Wendy Sue, 40, of Ridgewood Road, New Paris
FUNKHOUSER, Betty J., 92 of Donahoe Manor, Bedford KRIEGER, James M., 80, of Broad Top Mountain Road, Saxton
MOCK, Barbara England, 71, of Chambersburg, formerly of Bedford
OVER, K. Alton, 85, of Homewood at Martinsburg
PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Jan Brewer ignored criticism from President Barack Obama on Friday and signed into law a bill supporters said would take handcuffs off police in dealing with illegal immigration in Arizona, the nation's busiest gateway for human and drug smuggling from Mexico.
With hundreds of protesters outside the state Capitol shouting that the bill
would lead to civil rights abuses, Brewer said critics were "overreacting" and that she wouldn't tolerate racial profiling.
"We in Arizona have been more than patient waiting for Washington to act," Brewer said after signing the law. "But decades of inaction and misguided policy have created a dangerous and unacceptable situation."
Earlier Friday, Obama called the Arizona bill "misguided" and instructed the Justice Department to examine it to see if it's legal. He also said the federal government must enact immigration reform at the national level — or leave the door open to' "irresponsibility by others."
"That includes, for example, the recent efforts in Arizona, which threat
en to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and their communities that is so crucial to keeping us safe," Obama said.
The legislation, sent to the Republican governor by the GOP-led Legislature, makes it a crime under state law to be in the country illegally. It also — Continued on Page 16
Gazette photos/Jennifer Howard
United Way of Bedford County executive director Rick Smith speaks with American Red Cross Southern AUeghenies Chapter executive director Jane Gable and local American Red Gross program administrator Joanne Leeds prior to Friday's annual allocation luncheon. The American Red Cross received $21,328.21 in allocated and designated Arndb x^sCMi during the 2009-10 campaign.United Way allocates funds, says campaign successful
By Jennifer Howard Gazette Staff Writer
The United Way of Bedford County held its annual allocation limcheon on Friday, handing out more than $87,000 to 14 community
In addition to a successful campaign, executive director Rick Smith said the organization has strived to reduce expenses and cut operating costs since the event kicked off in order to "pass those savings along to our part
ners." The 2009-10 campaign kicked off last August.
"I am very happy with the allocations this year, and I'm confident that our partners will be happy with the allocations as well," Smith said.
This year's campaign goal was slightly lower than in previous years, due to a bitter economy, but Smith said he found that people are still willing to donate to a worthy cause. — Continued on Page 3C-K's wrestling alum Mosser dies
By the Gazette staff
Dolan Mosser, the 22-year-old former Claysburg-Kimmel wrestler who had battled cancer for the past several years, died Friday.
Friends in the wrestling community confirmed that Mosser's health had deteriorated recently. Friday, he collapsed and was rushed to an Altoona hospital where he died.
Other details were not available Friday evening.
Mosser was a 2006 graduate of Claysburg-Kimmel High School. He was first diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic lymphoma tumors and leukemia in 2007, and then developed a new chemo-resistant cancer.
Through aggressive treatment, the cancer was pushed out and Mosser went into a remission that lasted about a year and a half, according to his aunt, Lori King, in a December 2009 Gazette article.
In the spring of 2009, Mosser made a trip to Johns Hopkins, where doctors found a third type of cancer called AML leukemia. Eventually the cancer became immune to chemotherapy, and doctors told Dolan and his family that nothing else could be done.
Dolan refused to stop fighting and requested that doctors try another option: a risky clinical trial. A bone marrow transplant from his older brother was performed, eliminating 96 percent of the can-
Gazette File Photo DOLAN MOSSER
While recovering from the transplant, Dolan returned to Johns Hopkins each week for blood work and was taken off of antirejection drugs in an effort to .strengthen his immune system.
Several community members and organizations have raised money to help fund Mosser's recovery over the years. As part of their senior project at Chestnut Ridge Senior High School, then students Brooke McCoy, Brooke Igou and Kaci Batzel presented a check to Mosser for nearly $5,000 on March 4, 2008. To — Continued on Page 16
Both sides lobby on Day of Prayer
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — lb pray or not to pray? ,
l^at's the issue government leaders across the country are facing after a federal judge riiled that the National Day of Prayer set for May 6 was unconstitutional.
The ruhng can't take effect until all appeals are exhausted, but that's not stopping atheists and prayer advocates from firing off letters, e-mails and even planning to put up billboards to convince state and local leaders across the country to see things their way.
Nothing's changing in Tbpeka, Kan., says Mayor Bill Bunten.
"Some of these judges have lost their way," Bunten said. "Every day is a day of prayer in most Kansas lives, whether they are Christian or Muslim or Jewish or whatever, and to say that a prayer day is illegal is just ridiculous. That judge better go back and re^d some history about how this country was fon|ed. Next thing you know we won't be able to si^'God Bless .^erica.'"
The ruling raised a furor among religious advocacy groups, who say the day has become an American tradition. And the iuinouncement this week by President Barack Obama's administration that it would appeal galvanized atheists, — Continued on Page 5Conference center steel going up
Gazette photo/Holly Claycomb
Construction is underway on a $7.5 million conference center and lodging project at White Sulfur Springs. The new Heritage House, just up the hill from the existing Harrison House, is expected to be completed by early next year. White Sulfur Springs, located outside of Manns Choice, has been operated by the Officers of Christian Fellowship since 1978 and serves as its Eastern headquarters. The center serves as a retreat for military families who have members serving abroad in countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan. For more information, call 623-5583 or visit the Web site www.white-sulphursprings.org.
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TOMORROW — Periods of rain along with areas of morning drizzle, then showers likely along with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Areas of fog. Not as cool with highs in the mid 60s. Southeast winds. Chance of rain near 100 percent. Sunday night: Cloudy with areas of drizzle. Showers likely along with a chance of thtmder-storms in the evening, then a chance of light rain after midnight. Areas of fog. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 70 percent.
THE OUTLOOK — Monday: Areas of morning drizzle. Showers. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of rain 80 percent. Monday night: Showers, mainly in the evening. Lows in the lower 40s. Chance of rain 80 percent. Tuesday: Cloudy. Showers likely, mainly in the morning. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 70 percent. TViesday night: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 30s.