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Bedford Gazette Weekend (Newspaper) - May 8, 2010, Bedford, Pennsylvania L Leut to to r a be al h in a o be e id a 1 role i. 1 a a it be h. Is 0 1 i. Leti h i i m n m Foj 3f i by i in a u a a if celebrating Hometown life inside rebirth of mount st Helen sports abcs Reed takes Gold at acc meet pm. 9 weekend extra missions trips Gazette weekend Bedford a. 75<i published continuously since 1805. One of America s oldest newspapers. Vol. 205 no. 194 May 8 amp 9, 2010 saturday amp sunday current future Road projects outlined two new Paris Bridges Are completed and the Rock lick hollow Road Detour will be lifted monday. Penn Dot reported that the work on the Rock lick hollow Road Bridge Over Rock lick Creek and the Hinton Road Bridge Over Dunnings Creek in new Paris and Napier township will reopen monday. The 1.4-mile Detour will be lifted today and final inspection of the Bridges will take place monday . Enterprises of new Stanton was the Corine act on the $683,722 project. The Rock lick Bridge was a Complete superstructure replacement the Hinton Road Bridge work consisted of a deck replacement with guide rail upgrades and minor Roadway approach work on both. The Bedford office of magisterial District judge h. Cyril Bingham will be closed May 10-14. The closing is for training in connection with the upgrade of the state computer system. Any filings and payments due while the office is closed will be accepted after 9 . On May 17, according to the court administrator s office. Two Road closures will go into effect in Bedford township next week As part of the sewer and water line construction project. Beginning monday Chalybeate Road will be closed from shed Road to Briar Valley Road for Utility construction and paving. The closure will be in place monday through thursday 7 .to 6 ., until May 28, according to contractor Kukurin contracting inc. The Road will be open to emergency vehicles school bus traffic and local maintenance vehicles. Also on the South end it will be open to All Ken Nametak traffic. Residents of Rabbit Lane will be allowed Access but Are asked to use an alternate route if possible the contractor said. Also starting monday Beldin Road will be closed from business route 220 to Chalybeate Road due to Road paving. The closure will remain in place through thursday. The Road will be open to emergency vehicles and school buses. All traffic should use Chalybeate Road from 22� to Beldin Road. By Elizabeth Coyle Gazette associate editor a Breezewood a officials from the state transportation department s District in Hollidaysburg outlined current and future Road and Bridge projects with a concerned View of future funding. Penn Dot s District and county staff held their annual outreach meeting at the Breezewood fireball to keep a Small group of county and township officials apprised of Penn Dot projects for 2010 and into 2011. The District s top executive Tom Prestash reviewed the projects that were funded through the american recovery and reinvestment act also known As the Federal stimulus Money that poured $25.37 million into the Southern alleghenies Region that includes Bedford county. In reviewing the state of roads and Bridges in Bedford county specifically a decline in funds is reflected unfortunately Prestash said. The number of structurally deficient Bridges has increased especially within Bedford county. Of the 2,084 Bridges in the District 1,431 of them Are located in the Southern alleghenies Region that includes Bedford Somerset Fulton and Huntingdon counties. The other regions within the District Are Johnstown and Altoona a continued on Page 2 Everett s history on display Gazette photo Elizabeth Coyle Matt Marshall of Everett views the Many old time photographs collected at the masonic Temple in Everett Friday evening. The masons Are hosting an exhibit of local historical items which also will be open saturday 10 . To 6 To celebrate Everett s 150th birthday. A special program of civil War Era music will be presented by Tom Jolin starting at 12 30 At the Everett free Library. The bloody run Canoe classic also will be held this morning. For More information Leam More about the 150th anniversary Celebration by visiting Facebook and typing in everettl50. A plaque commemorating the anniversary was presented Friday. See Page 3.suicide rate in Bedford Hig Liest in a. By Sharyn Maust Gazette managing editor while doing a Community assessment last year looking at statistics on a variety of topics the United family services systems Learned Bedford led the state in a troubling topic a suicide rates. In 2002-2006, Pennsylvania had a suicide rate of 10.7 people per 100,000 population. The county rate was 19.2 per 100,000 population. In those four years 46 deaths in the county were classified As suicides. Of those 72 percent were in the 20 to 64 age group 17 percent at 65 years and older and 11 percent under age 20. The search of other statistics mostly from the department of health the Agency Learned that the Gap Between the county and the state had remained stable from 1999 through 2007 in other words the county s suicide rate was significantly higher than All counties together for close to a decade. While the fuss deals mostly in coordinating programs in schools or with parents the Agency quot decided to expand its scope due to the research quot said Ken Grace fuss chairman. Fuss arranged a workshop and panel discussion that brought about 50 people together at the Bedford county technical Center. What some of those on the panel said indicated that the number of suicides and attempted suicides a continued on Page 5 in 2002-2006, 46 deaths in Bedford county were classified As suicides. Burst of hiring aids recovery but Long haul ahead Washington apr the Economy got what it needed in april a burst of hiring that added a net 290,000 jobs the biggest monthly total in four years. It showed employers Are gaining Confidence As the recovery takes deeper Root. But people who had Given up on finding jobs Are gaining Confidence too and Are now looking for work. That s Why the unemployment rate Rose from 9.7 percent to 9.9 percent and will Likely go higher. Especially encouraging was that the Job gains came largely from private employers the Backbone of the Economy. They boosted payrolls by a surprisingly Strong 231,000, the most since March 2006. The new jobs generated by sectors across the Economy Are the first sign that the recovery is adding significant numbers of new jobs a even if not enough to absorb the influx of Job seekers. Quot companies feel More comfortable that growth in the Economy and in their own sales is Here to stay and that they can Start preparing for the future and add to their payrolls quot said Joel Naroff presi Dent of Naroff economic advisors. The unemployment rate Rose As 805,000 people without jobs entered the labor Force in april to search for work. Quot individuals Are gaining Confidence in their ability to find a a continued on Page 3 deaths. Obituaries on Page 16. Acker Richard Lee quot Smoothie quot 53, of Imler. Callihan Doris a., 74, of Fishertown died Friday May 7, 2010. Obituary in monday s Gazette. Arrangements by Mickle Geisel funeral Home Schellsburg. Maddy Alex 79, of Juniata Street new Baltimore died Friday May 7, 2010. Obituary in monday s Gazette. Arrangements by Mickle Geisel funeral Home Schellsburg. Bubble of methane triggered Rig blast on the Gulf of Mexico apr the deadly Blowout of an Oil Rig in the Gulf of Mexico was triggered by a Bubble of methane Gas that escaped from the Well and shot up the Drill column expanding quickly As it burst through several seals and barriers before exploding according to interviews with Rig workers conducted during s internal investigation. While the cause of the explosion is still under investigation the sequence of events described in the interviews provides the most detailed account of the april 20 blast that killed 11 workers and touched off the underwater Gusher that has poured More than 3 million Gallons of crude into the Gulf portions of the interviews two written and one taped were described in detail to an associated press reporter by Robert Bea a University of California Berkeley engineering professor who serves on a National Academy of engineering pan on Oil pipeline safety and worked for by pc As a risk assessment Cori sult to during the 1990s. He received them from Industry friends seeking his Epieh seven by executives were in Board the Deepwater horizon Rig celebrating the project s safety record according to the transcripts. Meanwhile far below the Rig was being converted from an exploration Well to a production Well. A continued on Page 16 map photo the q4000 platform which is lowering the containment device to the sea floor is seen shortly after the containment device made Contact with the sea floor at the site of the massive Oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana Friday. Bedford Gazette 424 w. Penn st. 814-623-1151 see our and on Page 8 fat the we Kenti extra buying on Selling Call us Bedford county s largest real estate company a cal Johnston realty phone 814 623-8622 weather today the forecast mostly Cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. Scattered showers. Breezy and cooler with highs in the lower 60s. West winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Tonight mostly u Oudy and Breezy. Lows in the mid oos. Erie ion so a 47/50 >77/ Scranton x ugh. 53 is state we h Burg amp. Tomorrow a mostly sunny highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Sunday night partly Cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. The Outlook a monday sunny highs in the lower 60s. Monday night partly Cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly Cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Tuesday Cloudy with a Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 60. Chance of rain 50 percent. Tuesday night showers and thunderstorms skely. Not As Cool with lows in the upper 40s

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