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Bedford Gazette Weekend (Newspaper) - February 13, 2016, Bedford, Pennsylvania Commentary on the news a a 4 a saturday amp sunday february 13 amp 14, 2016 a Bedford Gazette Bedford a. Bedford Gazette Bedford county a own daily newspaper 0 copyright 2016, Bedford Gazette. Lac Assn 0744-8457 fuss 047680 postmaster Send address Chan a to the Bedford Gazette. Of. To bo67i be lord. A. S5522-067�z. Published daily a Cepp sunday and sew year s Day memorial Day Independence Day labor Day and Christmas by the Bedford Gazette ii periodic Ais postage paid at Bedford. A 155224 67 i subscription rates payable in Advance i year 6 months 3 months canner motor route is 38.00 $76.50 $43 00 in county a zones i a 2 mail $152.00 $85.00 $53.00 zones 3 amp above mail s224 of $123.00 Moo Scoptur for hone delivery and ser let. Call the Gazette offices monday thru Friday 7 am. 5 pm. Bedford Gazette. Lac. . Box 671. 424 w Penn St. Bedford. A. 15522-0671 phone 814 623-1151 toll free 1800 242-4250 fax 814 623 5055 email Brar my Thote Iran toe hair by. Nev Tetras xxv Versal cops. In to bees any use tip pen Nesif of Zrimm my is nosed higher wages Arentt culprit guest editorial income inequality May be an Issue in presidential politics but corporate defenders of the status quo Arentt letting that Stop their railing against wage increases. Some Are even blaming higher pay for Wal marts decision to close dozens of stores. Wal Mart which in january announced plans to close 154 stores in the United states decided last year to raise its average hourly wages from $9.48 to $10.58 for part time workers and from $12.85 to $13.38 for full time workers by feb. 20. That is still below the $14.95 average hourly wage of . Retail workers according to the Bureau of labor statistics. But Andy Puzder chief executive of fast food giant Oke restaurants which includes the Hardeep a and Carlos or. Chains argued that Wal Mart had a merely priced people out of a Puzder suggested in a Wall Street journal commentary that an april raise for Wal Mart employees led to a to percent reduction in earnings per share in the third Quarter. He also noted that a Washington City Council member blamed pay and benefits for Wal marts cancellation of plans to build two stores there. But Puzder is telling Only part of the Story. While pay benefits and other costs affecting Wal marts Bottom line factored into its decision to close stores and cancel openings the main Challenge for Wal Mart and other retailers including Macy a and Gap is the consumer exodus to online shopping. Wal Mart is shifting gears to compete with Amazon and not just in the United states. Globally Wal Mart is closing 269 stores and laying off 16,000 employees. While its reasons include some stores proximity to each other it also acknowledged a need to boost online sales. That makes sense. The Commerce departments retail report for december showed a 7.1 percent increase in sales by online and other non store retailers from a year earlier while sales at Gen eral merchandise stores such As Wal Mart grew Only a tenth of a percent. Of course department stores Arentt the Only businesses trying to compete with the internet. And like Wal Mart Many Are laying off workers to put More emphasis on online sales. Instead of by obviating about higher wages corporate leaders could do More Good by helping the unemployed become employable in this Brave new world of a Commerce. They need to Stop seeing raises through Cloudy lenses that obscure the wage stagnation that too Many americans have experienced for years. The economic policy Institute says the biggest decline in wages from 2013 to 2014 occurred among those with undergraduate and advanced degrees. Just think what it would mean to Wal Mart if those americans were paid better salaries More customers in stores and online. The above editorial was published feb. To in the Philadelphia inquirer. Its views Aren t necessarily those of the Bedford Gazette. Old photo album to Wilma Jean Holderbaum is pictured writing out a note or letter in this photo taken in 1957 or 1958. Wilma grew up in new Paris and later married Fred Redinger who is deceased. Wilma was a medical Secretary in Bedford and she and Fred lived in Everett. Wilma s birthday is feb. 14. The photo was submitted by her Niece Debbie Presnell. How to contribute to old photo album the Gazette Welcome contributions to the a old photo album Quot one of our Moet popular features. In contributing a photo please follow a few simple guidelines. Pictures should be of Bedford county people or places from about 1950 and before of possible please give the Date and location of the picture and All other relevant information. The name address and phone number of the person submitting the picture must accompany each picture. The last name of the person submit Ting the photo should be written on the Back of the photo. Please Type or print All information legibly. Photos should be reasonably Clear and without markings on the front so they will reproduce Well in the newspaper. Photos used by the Gazette will be filed at the front desk and May be picked up As soon As they have appeared in the newspaper. We will return photos by mail if you include a self addressed stamped envelope. Drop off or mail to the Gazette 424 w. Penn St., Bedford a 15522. Old photo album John of. And Sarah w. Smith were married 80 years ago feb. 14, 1946. John was a diesel Mechanic at Continental sales on North Street in Bedford and Sarah was a Secretary at sear amp Roebuck on Railroad Street also in Bedford. Both Are deceased. They have one daughter Joann Greene of Bedford who submitted the photo and a granddaughter Susan Bilynsky of Philadelphia. Getting enough shut Eye let s face it the Only thing More pathetic than hosting a pity party is having to shoo the visitors away from your pity party by 7 . Because of various commitments and interests i am fortunate if i am in bed six hours a night. Let s not even talk about Quality of sleep i am made to feel like a masochistic idiot every time i see one of those ubiquitous Quot Stop skating by on minimal sleep Quot articles. To add insult to injury reports that one of the reasons millennial Are so successful is that they average eight hours and 53 minutes of sleep As opposed to slightly More than seven hours for most older adults. My inner Quot Grumpy old Man Quot jealously snorts that they achieve this luxury by not having to shop for bathroom air fresheners if you know what i mean. I run a Long term sleep deficit even while living a relatively charmed life. I m Only to minutes away from work and have a household with no major medical problems. I shudder to think about the discretionary hours remaining for people who spend two hours a Day commuting and or Deal with special needs family members. The Huffington Post warned that people getting Only six hours of sleep a night can be plagued by Danny Tyree a syndicated columnist angry outbursts overeating overspending a Haggard appearance and a generally blah feeling. Other sources cite a sleep deficit As contributing to poor academic performance memory lapses Type 2 diabetes the sudden full blown emergence of the twin you absorbed while in the womb Etc. A study published in proceedings of the National Academy of sciences claims that sleep deprivation makes people 4.5 times More Likely to sign a false confession. That s a Bunch of hooey and i told the same thing to Jimmy Hoffa As i threw the first shovel Ful of dirt into his face. In an infamous 1986 Quot saturday night live Quot skit William Shatner popularized the Quot get a life Quot slogan. But sleep researchers would just As soon you took Only the dainties nibble of what life has to offer. Don t have a Hobby perform household chores write to your congressman take a night class go to the gym attend a to meeting Rise above the poverty level with a second Job write the great american novel learn a second language attend worship services visit a nursing Home care for aging parents or do anything that detracts from the pattern Quot work sleep lather rinse if you really want to stay guilt free that bed had better be 99 percent dedicated to slumbering. Instead of Quot Honey put on your naughty librarian outfit Quot you d better specify Quot Honey put on your naught librarian with a timer those who editorialize about sleep deficits condescendingly Tell us to keep a stiff upper lip and make a few simple tweaks and sacrifices a presumably Chi chatting less with our Butler chef maid personal shopper and Nanny. I d love to grab 40 winks after uploading this column but i have promises to keep and Miles to go before i sleep. I understand that there s a poem to that effect a but the sleep police would undoubtedly give me a guilt trip if i stayed up five minutes later to read it. Quot you re not sleeping enough i still Don t have grandchildren photos for the mantel and your Newborn twin brother just passed the bar exam Quot sigh daily thought thought god loves us not because of anything we have done but because he has done everything for us by sending his Only son Jesus to die on the Cross As a sacrifice for our sins. Scripture there is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. I John 4 18 prayer almighty god your love is perfect love that drives away All fear. Thank you for the perfect love and for ii Ness you give to me. Your love holds r fast when it seems like my whole world caving in. The you i forever give my Glo Honor and Praise. Amen. Heart moments copyright 2016 Elizabeth whets to policy on letters to the editor the Gazette welcomes letters to the editor on pertinent issues. Submit original typed or neatly written letters signed and with the authors address and Telephone number for confirmation to letter to the editor. Bedford Gazette . Box 671, Bedford a. 15522 email . Telephone numbers will not be published. Please keep letters Brief to the Point and no More than 500 words. Letters May be edited for length or clarity but grammar is the writer responsibility. Letters from a group should include a spokesperson s name and phone number pc confirmation. The Gazette will not accept photo copies Anonymous letter or ones that Are part of Campaign. Letters will be rejected if libellous or pc reasons of Good taste or repetition. Thank to notes should be submitted to the classified a gallery s0m6how i m just not connect i Ngy y a a i i a amp to

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