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Bedford Gazette Weekend (Newspaper) - May 2, 2015, Bedford, Pennsylvania Sgt. A she amp of. New Oil sports pm. 6 i train rules Ridge girls a Page 5 a top Southern i shoppers Quidez Dar Marks 95th Yea Gazette weekend Bedford a. 75 published continuously since 1805. One of America s oldest newspapers. Vol. 210 no. 187 May 2 amp 3, 2015 saturday amp sunday Baltimore cops charged in Many a death Fishertown memorial Day Parade committee is seeking participants for its annual Parade. Veterans willing to participate Are asked to meet at Ridgetop Apple storage at 6 . All veterans Are encouraged to take part. Cars will in provided for participants unable to walk the committee is also seeking floats bikes and other participants. For More information Call 839-4451 or 839-2195. May 3 is humane sunday. Its also the beginning of be kind to animals week. The nationwide movement for the Observance of such a week took place in 1914 at the annual convention of the american humane association. Be kind to animals week is the oldest recognized week in the nation and was developed to address the Issue of kind Ness and compassion to animals along with the need for humane treatment of All ii v-�0g beings. Graduating Home school private school or cube school students Are asked to Call the Gazette. To be included in this years graduation edition each Homeschool private school or cube school graduate will need to submit a graduation form and photo. Forms Are available by calling 623-1151 or by sending an email to . The deadline for submissions is May 8. A drive 4 or Community fundraiser will be held today. The event will be held at the Bedford High school parking lot from 9 . To 4 . To Benefit the Bedford county humane society. Everyone is invited to participate by taking a free test drive of the new Ford models. In Exchange the Ford motor company will donate $20 for each test drive to the shelter a up to $6,000. Participants Are required to have a valid Driver s License in order to take a test drive. Deaths obituaries on Page 14 Bridges Clarence a a Doug Douglas 58, of Clearville. Ferguson Norma Jean 57, of Ebensburg. Mccoy Carol 62, of Clearville and Pottstown. 03 b Alti of re apr rage turned to Relief in Baltimore on Friday when the City Stop prosecutor charged six police officers with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the death of Freddie Gray. States attorney Marilyn mesh said Gray a arrest was illegal and unjustified and that his neck was broken because he was handcuffed shackled and placed head first into a police Van where his pleas for medical attention were repeatedly ignored As he flounced around inside the Small Metal Imja. The swiftness of her announcement less than a Day after receiving the police departments criminal investigation and official autopsy results took the City by Surprise. So too did her detailed description based in part on her offices inde pendent investigation of the evidence supporting probable cause to charge All six officers with felonies. The police had no reason to Stop or Chase after Gray Mosby said. They falsely accused him of having an Ille Gal switchblade when in fact it was a Legal pocketknife. The Van Driver and the other officers failed to strap him de in with a Seatbelt a direct violation of department policy Arni they ignored Grays repeated pleas for medical attention even rerouting the Van to pick up another passenger. Mosby Elie not a y whether there was any indication the Driver deliberately drove erratically causing Gray a Leady to strike the Van s me i or in 2005, a Man died of a fracture spine after he was transport in a a continued pm Page 16 Shafter recalls will service by Erin Thompson Gazette staff writer staff sgt. George Shaffer re Mem be is vividly his time served during world War la on the b-29 named a Mission Belle a which flew 14 bombing missions Over Japan Between May and july of 1945. A i got to see a lot of the country and the world but i really enjoyed the companionship a said Shaffer. The then-17-year-old volunteered for Active service in the air Force through a Cadet program during his senior year at Bedford High school he said. Ile was then called to service in april 1944. That was More than 70 years ago. Shaffer 89, of Pavia deeply laments the loss of his crewmen Bers Many of whom he has crossed paths with in years following the War particularly 2nd it. John Spangler of York who died earlier this year. A that made me sad because i made him a birthday card and sent it to him but he died feb. 6. February the 7th would be been his 90th birthday a said Shaffer. A come my birthday March to of next year Iti be 90 years Spangler s death made Shaffer who was the radio operator the a alone survivor of his Crew. The Crew completed 14 missions Over Japan Between May and july of 1945. A the worst target we Ever got was to the City of Tokyo. It was the most fortified. We flew two missions to Tokyo at the end of May a said Shaffer. A the second we came close to not making it Back we lost 26 planes and had engine trouble the plane caught a continued on Page 3 Gazette photo Erin Thompson George Shaffer 89, of Pavia recalls his service As a radio operator for the b-29 bomber called the Mission Belle that conducted bombing raids Over Japan in 1945. Alum Bank Man jailed for threats toward . By the Gazette staff an Alum Bank Man was jailed thursday for threaten my the lives of Bedford county District attorney Bill and Wayne Lark Higgins his family. Wayne a Lark 42, was arrested for retaliation against a prosecutor or Judi Cial official terroristic threats and harassment. According to state police Clark threatened to blow up Higgins Bedford residence while be and his family were inside. Clark also allegedly stated he was going to shoot Higgins and blow up the courthouse. Clark was arraigned and jailed in lieu of $100,000 Cash bail. According to court documents a Lark is facing miso Meanor charges of using Man Juana use Possession of drug paraphernalia of a Small amount of marijuana and driving under the influence stemming from an unrelated March 7 incident county jobless rate up to 6.3% by the Gazette staff Bedford county a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate Rose in March for the third straight month according to the state department of labor and Industry a latest statistics. The county a 6.3 percent rate compares with 5.5 percent in february but its an improvement Over March of 2014 when the rate was 7.4 percent according to the departments statistician. Ashley Yanchunas Industry and business analyst for the state department of labor and Industry Scenter for workforce information and analysis said the jobless no Max a increased As More people entered the workforce. The labor Force shows 24,000 available workers in the county with 22,500 employed for March. That compares with 23,800 Avail Able in february with the same number employed. The figures show the county lost too jobs in government but Yanchunas said that May be a function partially of rounding to the nearest Hundred. Other counties around the state also showed government Job losses though it Wasny to Clear where those positions a continued on Page 5 May Day rallies broaden to hat nod at Spring he use Lihue by won Coon i % pie Miek retirement commit nit great by action great Val it great amen id Sui wart Poi i left of new a a a Mew Kat Pix m tit pm Attol win Fritt Kef. Kiti Tai m s pm met Hep nit to ref Tom Otot Khz to my str. M a. 1-� r. A a a i to Vicuna Awe twin a 8i441h3 Mea roue n in Deenweed Xee a Somerset dental associates14 444-0850 j same Day denture amp partial repair dentures made Start to finish in one wee financing available senior citizens discount address police brutality pay los Angeles apr marches and rallies in . Cities on Friday Drew crowds ranging from a few dozen to hundreds of people demanding More rights for workers and immigrants and an end to police brutality. Demonstrations were held in cities from Minneapolis to Oakland California. In Denver two dozen protest Era railed against economic inequality while 1,000 marched in new York at an event that also decried police abuse in the Wake of the in custody death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. In Chicago about 400 people marched some to protest recent police incidents and some to recognize May Days message of workers rights. Richard Malmin a 73-year-old activist said he participates every year but this rally was bigger due to the death of Gray whose spine was severed while in Baltimore police custody last month on Friday six police officers were charged in his death a continued on Page 5 map photo fast food worker i it Lateefa Davis gathers with others for May Day demonstration calling for a raise of the minimum wages to $15 an hour Friday at a Mcdonald s restaurant in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania state sen. Daylin Leach a Montgomery is proposing legislation to increase the minimum wages to $15, Index it to inflation and eliminated the tipped minimum wage

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