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Bedford Gazette Weekend (Newspaper) - May 22, 2010, Bedford, PennsylvaniaCelebrating Hometown life inside Duel in the dirt a Zyi sports Hyndman softball heats Everett pm. 8 weekend extra free service helps handicapped Gazette Mke Kend Bedford a. 75 published continuously since 1805. One of America s oldest newspapers. Vol. 205 no. 206 May 22 amp 23, 2010 saturday amp sunday county s Deputy Warden fired apparent disagreements with Warden led to dismissal Cumberland Valley veterans association will Host a memorial Day ceremony today. The service will begin at 11 . At the Centerville recreation Park. Dennis Tice executive director of the Bedford county visitors Bureau will be the guest speaker. Bedford county jail will receive new radios. Warden Donald Orr or. Presented a proposal at thursday s Bedford county prison Board meeting requesting 10 radios for the facility due to quot a rash of break Downs quot he said. Quot we can t seem to get them sheriff Charwin a Reichelderfe said the new radios Are the same requested for his office during county budget discussions. The 10 a radios priced at $4,906, include a three year warranty As Well As parts and labor. For mer Deputy Warden Pat Welsh noted that the radios Are com a Paible with the base station at the jail. Quot we re currently Down five radios quot she said. Quot the a radios Are the lifeline for our officers quot the Board approved the Purchase on a unanimous vote. J the area Agency on aging will again be sponsoring the senior Farmer s Market voucher program. Participants who Are eligible will be Able to pick the vouchers up at the Agency s office or at a senior Center beginning monday june 7. Individuals picking the vouchers up for another person will need to obtain a proxy form which Are available now at the office or senior Center in Advance to be signed by the eligible participant. Income guidelines will be published As soon As they Are available. Everett Borough will hold Bulky item drop off Days starting june 2. Bulky items will be accepted june 2, 3, 4, and saturday june 5, from 6 . To 11 30 . Everett Borough residents should Call the office to arrange for drop off of Large items such As furniture and appliances. There is a $5 fee per item and a receipt from the office is necessary to drop items at the collection Point. There is an additional charge for tires Large appliances and those containing freon. Items for saturday drop off must be paid by Friday at 3 . The Borough office can be reached weekdays at 652-9202. Deaths. Quot obituaries on Page 16 Musselman Helen 71, of Claysburg died Friday May 21,2010, at the Presb i Erian to pm Hollidaysburg. Obit try in monday s Gazette Ange ments by Leslie Miller feral Home Claysburg. T Neuder Eldon Raymond Bish quot 84, of Dudley a letters Bonnie j., 70, of Hopewell. Bedford Gazette 424 w. Penn st. 814-623-1151 by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette associate editor a disagreement Between Bedford county Warden Don Orr or. And his chief assistant apparent at thursday s prison Board meeting has led to her dismissal. The Bedford county commissioners confirmed Friday that Long time jail employee and Deputy Warden Pat Welsh was fired after she publicly differed with Orr on new jail rules that will restrict the movement of volunteers including those with Bedford county prison Chapel ministries within the jail. The commissioners said Friday they had not seen a copy of the dismissal letter. Commissioners chairman Michael Herline said Orr read him the contents of the letter Friday morning that said she was fired for the letter said the firing was effective Friday a Welsh has been an employee at the jail since 1995 and has spent the past several years As Deputy Warden. When previous wardens first Brian Clark and then Dan keen left the position in the past several years Welsh was called on by the commissioners to take Over the daily operations As the acting Warden. A continued on Page 3local athlete Heads to Greece. Gazette photo Elizabeth Coyle concentration is the key for Christian Mereen of Bedford. She is one of six Pennsylvania bocce players travelling to Greece next week to participate in International Competition. The games Are a sort of Day run for the International games next year. Her parents Tom and Marty Mereen also will attend As coaches. By Elizabeth Coyle Gazette associate editor a . Special olympics bocce team that will include a local player will head to Greece next week to participate in world games. Christa Mereen will be one of six Pennsylvania players on the team along with two More from Missouri. The players will head to Greece for games that will be a test event for the 2011 International games in Greece. Christa daughter of Tom and Marty Mereen will be one of the Pennsylvania team members others come from Pittsburgh Danville blooms Burg and Bucks county. The team will meet up with the Missouri players and travel to Greece on May 28. Quot i m so excited quot Christa said. Tom Mereen said the trip came together very quickly. The Greece program contacted special olympics of America which then contacted Pennsylvania. The key was that athletes and their parents guardians had to have passports and the athlete had to be accomplished in their sport. Melissa Moody White Pennsylvania special olympics senior sports director said the games that Start later this month Are a trial run to help Greece gauge the logistics of a continued on Page 16 failed 1-80 tolling Means fewer Bridge Road projects by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette associate editor with a drastic reduction of funds stemming from the failed tolling of interstate 80, the Southern alleghenies Rural planning organization is preparing to display a pared Down version of its draft transportation improvement program next month. Southern alleghenies planning and development commission the administrator for the planning organization that sets transportation funding for a four county area is developing an updated four year funding program for Road and Bridge projects for 2011-14. The transportation improvement program or tip identifies specific projects that will be completed Over the four year period and outlines their funding sources. Every two years the tip is updated. Ann Stich transportation program manager for Southern alleghenies planning and development said 21 projects within the Rural planning organization a Bedford Fulton Huntingdon and Somerset counties a Are being set off to the Side. The projects were trimmed from the tip in Light of the funding decrease blamed on the Lack of intestate 80 tolling Revenue. Quot these Are All projects that Are on our radar screen. They re All projects that do need to be completed quot Stich said. For the next four years the Southern a continued on Page 3 Obama orders new fuel standards for the future Washington apr president Barack Obama directed the government Friday to set the first Ever mileage and pollution limits for big trucks and to tighten rules for future cars and sums setting the nation s sights on vehicles that run on half the fuel they now use and give off half the pollution. Quot the nation that leads in the clean Energy Economy will Lead the global Economy. And i want America to be that nation quot Obama declared at the White House As he signed a presidential memorandum that would reshape the country s driving habits Long after he leaves office with the catastrophic Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico underscoring the risks of America s heavy Reliance on Fossil fuels Obama gave Federal agencies just Over a year to come up with fuel efficiency and greenhouse Gas emission standards for commercial trucks and buses. Such vehicles Are big polluters and fuel Consumers even though they re far outnumbered by passenger cars. The Union of concerned scientists an environmental advocacy group said Large trucks represent about 4 percent of All vehicles on . Highways but devour More than 20 percent of Fidel. According to the environmental Protection Agency a continued on Page 5 by delays attempt to Stop Gulf Oil Robert la. Apr it will be at least tuesday before engineers can shoot mud into a blown out Well at the Bottom of the a iii of Mexico by said Friday in yet another delay in the monthlong Effort to Stop the Oil that is now washing into wet la ids and onto at least one Public Beach. So called quot top kill quot has been tried on land but never 5,000 feet underwater so scientists and engineers have spent the past w3k preparing and taking measurements to make sure it will Stol i the Oil that has been spewing into the sea for a month. They Oril Nally hoped to try it As Early As this weekend. By spokesman Tom Mueller said there was no Snag in the Prev it rations but that the company must get equipment in place an finish tests before the procedure can begin. By already has the ii Deepwater rigs and other equipment near the blown out Well a coi tinted on Page 5 map photo Louisiana gov. Bobby Jindal looks at Oil that got past booms As he Tours a land Bridge built by the Louisiana National guard to hold Back Oil from the Deepwater horizon Oil spill in grand Isle la., Friday. St i in i All in l us 111 Ilii Wiki iii a quot Selling Call us Bedion county s largest real estate company weather today the forecast Johnston realty phone i.814 623 8622 Cloudy. A Chance of showers in the morning then showers and thunderstorms Likely in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s. Chance of rain / / / 70 percent. Tonight Cloudy showers and thunderstorms Likely in the evening. Lows in the upper 50s. 58.�. Tomorrow a mostly Cloudy with a 40 percent Chance of showers. Highs in the lower 70s. Sunday night mostly Cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. East winds Aro Imd 5 mph. The Outlook a monday partly sunny highs in the upper 70s. Monday night partly Cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Tuesday mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Tuesday night partly Cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Wednesday mostly sunny. Very warm with highs in the mid 80b. Wednesday night partly Cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. He i tot iii Kai

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