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Bedford Gazette Weekend (Newspaper) - November 06, 2010, Bedford, PennsylvaniaSaturday amp sunday november 6 amp 7, 2010�? Bedford Gazette weekend Bedford a. 3rendell asks House to return take up pension Bill l Harrisburg a. Apr the outgoing state House speaker cancelled planned postelection voting sessions Friday Only to be urged by gov. De Rendell to reconsider so that lawmakers have an Opportunity to pass a Bill to Blunt an expected Spike in Public pension costs that he called Quot too important to delay Quot Rendell wrote to House leaders of both parties to say the House should Send the pension Bill to his desk before the legislature s two year session ends nov. 30. I the Bill which would delay and slightly reduce a projected multimillion Dollar Spike in Pennsylvania s largest Public pension systems Quot is too important to delay it for any length of time. It s got to be put into operation and it should be put into operation now Quot the democratic governor said at a news conference. Earlier Friday House speaker Keith Mccall a car Bon issued a memo announcing that the House would not have the lame Duck voting sessions later this month that were previously scheduled. Since Senate leaders have ruled out any votes after the election the decision meant the death of several pieces of legislation including the pension Bill. If the House is called Back into session its lawmaking options would be limited to approving Bills previously approved by the Senate or allow them to die. House majority whip Frank Dermody a Allegheny said he argued against the decision to cancel the remaining session Days when he discussed it with Mccall and majority Leader Todd Eachus a Luzerne. Quot i thought it was the wrong approach that we should go Back and that we ought to address a couple issues the pension Issue among others Quot said Dermody who is running for democratic floor Leader in the coming session. Dermody said other House democrats have told him they wanted to return for More votes on Senate passed measures that could be sent to Rendell s desk if the House approves. He mentioned Bills regarding farm issues food safety and wind Energy. During a teleconference with reporters Eachus said a photo submitted Motorist injured in crash a Manns Choice Motorist Vuk As injured in this crash Early thursday morning. Branden m. Rhodes 20, was northbound on main Road Colerain township about 12 20 . When his jeep Cherokee lost traction on the wet Roadway. The vehicle struck a Stone Wall overturned and struck a tree state police reported. Rhodes was flown to Altoona regional Hospital s trauma Center for treatment of unknown injuries. A Claysburg woman suffered a minor injury in a two vehicle Accident thursday. State police Are investigating a two vehicle crash that occurred on thursday at 3 . In East Providence. William r. Garofalo 59, of Brownsville was travelling East on route 30 when his 2004 Ford f250 began to slide while negotiating a left curve. The f250 travelled into the West bound Lane of travel causing a collision with a 2001 Nissan Altima driven by Lorna a Lair 21, of Claysburg. Lair Jas wearing a Seatbelt and sustained a minor injury. Garofalo is charged with one count of driving on the wrong Side of the Road. X an Everett Man escaped injury in a crash in Napier township. T Charles t. Ufkes 19, was travelling on Valley Road in Napier township thursday at 3 05 . State police said Ufkes was travelling too fast for conditions causing his 2003 Hyundai tiber on to go out of control on a left curve in the Road. The tiber on travelled. Across the Roadway where it travelled approximately 150 feet on the Road Ide prior to striking a Small tree. The vehicle impacted the tree with its front bumper Aad sustained disabling damages. Ufkes was cited for the Cash. A one vehicle Accident occurred in East Providence township. It Sonya l. Taylor 46, of i Ilo Pewell was travelling North the northbound Lane of South Breezewood Road in last Providence township at i 14 . Sunday oct. 24, when her 1997 Mazda 626 a Irav eled off the Roadway and up the East embankment said state police. The Mazda then impacted the East embankment causing the vehicle to overturn in a counterclockwise direction on the embankment. The vehicle came to rest on its right Side in the northbound Lane facing South. While at rest a fire ignited in the vehicle causing disabling damage. Taylor was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol police said. A Bedford Man was not injured in a Colerain township Accident. State police said Eric d. Davis 28, of Bedford was travelling North on route 326 at its intersection with main Road in Colerain township sunday oct. 24, at 6 . Davis was negotiating a left curve with his 1997 grand am when it travelled off the East Side of the Roadway hitting a traffic sign. The grand am then impacted a Utility pole its right Side and the pole guide wire with its left Side. The car continued travelling in a Northeast direction where it impacted two Fence posts then two Road signs. The grand am came to rest in a Field facing North. Davis was cited for the crash. A two vehicle Accident occurred in East Providence township wednesday morning. The crash occurred As John a. Conway 38, of Sicklerville n.j., and Micky e. Kline 40, of Avon ind., were iii the right Lane of route 30 in East Providence township wednesday at 8 51 . Conway and Kline were a ting for a Green Light to make a left turn on 1-70 eastbound. The trailer of Kline s 2007 International Harvester 92001 struck the passenger front fender and wheel of Conway s 2006 Ford expedition rendering it inoperable. A Motorist was t Hurt when his car crashed into a Breezewood hotel Friday. Jeffrey a. Ramsey of Everett was travelling at a High rate of Speed according to state police As he approached the intersection of South Breezewood Road and route 30. Ramsey s Pontiac grand am did t make a left turn and went through the intersection into the Best Western parking lot. The car struck the rear of the hotel and became disabled. He failed to Tell police of the crash and left the scene. A Schellsburg Driver was t Hurt in a single vehicle crash Friday morning in King township. Jeffrey g. Winegardner was westbound on route 869 near the intersection with Mountain Road about 8 10 . When he lost control of his Ford f250, state police said. The truck struck a guide rail. There were Many Bills on the House Calendar but the pension Bill was Paramount. Quot frankly without the ability to do that the other issues just Don t Rise to that same level of intensity and the same budget Impact Quot Eachus said. Mccall is retiring at the end of the month and Eachus lost re election. Mccall s memo did not say Why he decided not to Call members Back for additional votes. A message seeking comment from Mccall spokesman Bob Caton was not immediately returned. Taxpayers Are contributing almost $700 million this year to the two Public sector pension systems that serve More than 675,000 current and retired state government and Public school employees according to the governor s office. While the Bill would not affect the pensions of people currently in the system it would reduce benefits and increase the retirement age for newly hired state workers teachers and other school employees. In the near term it would significantly lower How much the state needs to pay into the systems giving policymakers breathing room As they attempt to Deal with the state s budget during a time of weak tax collections. Dermody said the overriding Factor in Mccall s decision was opposition to establishment of a legislative fiscal office which is a provision of the Senate passed pension Bill pending in the House. He called it an unfunded mandate but said he would vote for the pension Bill even if it contains the new office. A main opponent of the fiscal office has been appropriations chairman Dwight Evans a Philadelphia. His spokeswoman Johnna pro said Friday that the pension Bill does not pass constitutional Muster because it contains the fiscal office citing an oct. 14 ruling by the nonpartisan legislative reference Bureau that the legislation violates the state s constitutional requirement that Laws May not address multiple unrelated topics. Quot we re talking about creating a $4 million legislative Agency with three dozen employees Quot pro said. Quot we just Don t agree with Flag at Center of suit. A continued from Page 1 placed in the Law Library of the courthouse. Leach also believes that some of the items were kept by individuals for the purpose of Safe keeping. In the 1930s, a group of individuals decided to Reform the historical society. Leach said they met about once a year and their collection of historical items was housed in the Anderson House on East Pitt Street. The historical society was not continuously open but would display items from time to time. While the group continued to operate out of the Anderson House the governor passed a tourism initiative in the mid-1950s to bring tourism into Small comm unities. Leach said through the initiative the Community As a whole built the fort Bedford museum and from that time on As far As she knows quite a lot of the historical society s collection was housed in the museum. To determine which items belong to the historical society from that time period. Leach said she and numerous members have been researching newspaper articles historical society minute ledgers and other documents to create lists of items and have proof of ownership. Munfort mately the society is not Able to find documentation for All items at this time but Hopes through the litigation process that they will discover documentation. One item of interest to the litigation that the historical society would like to see immediate action on is a Confederate Battle Flag of the army of Tennessee. Documentation shows the Flag was donated to the historical society and the fort Bedford museum which they were in control of at the time in 1996 by Barbara Jean Myers. According to records Thomas Maugle who served As a Young Man in a Union Kentucky regiment for three years and then in an Ohio cavalry is the Man who was the owner of the Flag following the War. Maugle was 29 years old when he was listed on the . Census As a resident of the bloody run Borough in 1870. He is buried at the Everett cemetery. The Confederate Flag has been the Center of controversy for numerous years. Leach said they would like to display it during their civil War exhibit that will be in place until nov. 14 and in the upcoming commemoration of the civil War starting in april of 2011 that will last five years. Quot the people of Bedford county should have the Opportunity to look at the Flag Quot said Leach. There will be hearing on the Confederate Battle Flag monday at 9 . The court documents state that the historical society is asking for immediate Possession of the Flag for purpose of display in their upcoming exhibit. The historical society agrees that the Flag will be returned to the Bank it is stored in until ownership of the Flag is resolved. Rendell says Tom Corbett s policies will be Piil id fhe test Harrisburg a. Apr Fielding questions about the Republican election sweep Friday democratic gov. Edren Deu care finally avoided criticizing his gop successor but said Tom Corbett s Agenda of smaller government and no new taxes will require a different approach to governing. Rendell spoke proudly about the Quot very progressive activist Quot policies of his nearly 8-year-old administration and said pennsylvanians will experience Quot the other concept of government Quot once Corbett the state attorney general takes the oath in january. A newly elected House majority also will give the gop full control of the legislature for the first time in four years. Quot now you re going to see a government without any impediment that is going to essentially reduce or eliminate government spending in most areas and retrench Quot Rendell said. Quot people will get to see what that government produces and maybe they la like what it Corbett spent their Day and Friday catching up on his work As attorney general said Campaign spokesman Kevin Harley. Rendell who will step Down in january after serving the maximum two terms told reporters democrats in Philadelphia and other key Urban areas became energized in the Days before the election but that the party s statewide nominees a Dan Onorato for governor and Joe Sestak for Senate were Defeated largely by the National political tide. Quot Tom Corbett in a personal sense and Pat Toomey in a personal sense were appealing candidates. They weren t scary Quot Rendell said. Quot they did t make Radical statements. I think that suburban voters Felt a Little bit at ease with wire stolen from Power company Huntingdon a Copper wire was stolen from a Huntingdon county Power company earlier this week according to state police at Huntingdon. Someone took about 130 feet of Copper ground wire from american Hydro Power in Logan township. The twisted wire is used by the american Hydro Power company to ground four Large Hydro powered generators. The theft occurred monday police said. 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