Bedford Gazette Weekend (Newspaper) - November 13, 2010, Bedford, Pennsylvania
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Published Cotttinuously Since 1805. One of America's Oldest Newspapers. Vol. 206 No. 46 November 13 & 14, 2010
SATURDAY & SUNDAYObama seeks jobs for Americans
Hope for Hyndman Schools will hold a public meeting today.
The meeting will take place at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Hyndman High School. The informational meeting has been scheduled to raise awareness of the work that has been completed on establishing a charter school and answer any questions people may have regarding the school.
Diabetes Health Fair will be held today.
UPMC Bedford Memorial will host the fair from 7 to 11 a.m. in the hospital cafeteria. The event will provide free eye exams, foot exams, peripheral vascular disease screenings, diet information, exercise plans, information about diabetes, pressure point testing of the feet along with samples of diabetic footwear, carbon dioxide testing for smokers and free season flu and pneumovax injections for people with diabetes. A cooking demonstration will be offered at 9 a.m.
Work has been completed on the Route 1010 Woy Bridge rehabilitation project.
PennDOT District 9 announced that the $1.8 million project on the Woy Bridge in West Providence Township is finished. The work was financed with federal funds from the American Recovery and Reinvesed Act, and it included a deck replacement, steel repairs, substructure repairs, painting and some roadway approach work. Brayman Construction Corp. of Saxon-burg, Butler County, was the contractor. In District 9's six counties, PennDOT is using more than $47 million of the federal stimulus funds on 21 projects.
Constructionon the streetscape project will resume in Bedford at 7 a.m. Monday.
According to Downtown Bedford Inc., work on sidewalks, lighting, trees, banners and benches will be on Juliana Street, Pitt Street and Richard Street. Businesses will remain open throughout the project.
(Obituaries on Page 16.) BECK, Grover C. Jr., 86, of Friends Cove.
; EYLER, Clarence R., 73, of |> !East Freedom.
LAFFERTY, Thelma, 85, of Frederick, Md., formerly of Bedford.
MOCK, Harry V., 42, of Bedford.
. NAVE, Ola Mae, 98, of Lake Gordon Road.
' PAVLOV, Daniel Carl, 69, of New Paris.
. SCHWARZ, Jeanne S., 81, of Cumberland, Md.
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — President Barack Obama appealed to Asian leaders Saturday for greater access to fast-growing markets, proclaiming "the United States is here to stay," saying its prosperity is tied inextricably to its Pacific trading partners.
"America is leading again in Asia,"
Obama told a gathering of chief executives at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, stressing anew his goal of doubling U.S. exports over the next five years. "For America, this is a jobs strategy," the president said. "In this region, the United States sees a huge opportunity to increase our
exports in some of the fastest-growing markets in the world."
At the same time, Obama said that healthy competition need not cause ruptures in relationships between and among nations.
"There's no need to view trade, commerce or economic growth as zero sum
It's game day at Everett library
By Elizabeth Kohler Gazette Staff Writer
More than 1,800 libraries, and counting, across the world will participate in the American Library Association's third annual National Gaming Day including the Everett Free Library.
On Saturday, Nov. 13 fi-om 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Everett Free Library will be participating in national gaming day for their third time. According to Judy Hillegas, director, the library takes part in the day by providing a variety of board games and card games.
Board games that wiU be available at include Scrabble, Aggravation, Boggle and Mancala. People can also enjoy card games such as Monopoly Deal, Pictureka! Card Game and Scrabble Slam!, said Hillegas. Snacks will also be available.
Hillegas said that the library has continued to participate in the day since they're open all day on Saturday and it gives the community an opportunity to experience the library.
This day gives an opportunity to families to join others in making'time to play together while meeting new people and trying out new games in a safe and fi:iendly atmosphere, said Hillegas. —Continued on Page 3
Gazette photo/Elizabeth Kohler
Eleni M. LeVan, 20, of Everett sets out some of the games that will be played at the Everett Free Library on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of the American Library Association's third annual National Gaming Day. LeVan does her work study at the library for Penn State University Altoona where she is a communications major.
games, where one country always has to prosper at the expense of another," the president said. "The story of Asia over the last few decades is the story of change so rapid and transformative that it may be without precedent in human history," Obama added. —Continued on Page 5
N.C. minister, local woman arrested on rape charges
By the Gazette staff
A North Carolina minister and Bedford County woman were arrested recently for the alleged rape and sexual exploitation of a local girl, who was 11 years old when the incidents occurred.
The Rev Walter Donald Bradshaw, 61, of Lexington, N.C., and a 51-year-old woman, whose name is being withheld to protect the identity of the victim, are being held in the Davidson County Prison in North Carolina awaiting extradition.
According to state police at Bedford, the crimes occurred sometime between 2007 and into 2008 at the Janey Lynn Motel in Bedford Township and Central Elementary School in East St. Clair Township.
As a result of an investigation completed by the Criminal Investigations Unit, Bradshaw was charged with rape, rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, aggravated indecent assault, —Continued on Page 3
WALTER BRADSHAWDespite cuts, postal service in the red
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Postal Service said Friday it lost $8.5 billion last year despite deep cuts of more than 100,000 jobs and other reductions in recent years.
The post office had estimated it would lose $6 billion to $7 bil
lion, but a sharp decline in mail took a toll. Increased use of the Internet and the recession, which cut advertising and other business mail, meant less money for the agency.
For the year ending Sept. 30, the post office had income of
$67.1 billion, down $1 billion from the previous fiscal year. Expenses totaled $70 billion, a decline of about $400 million. The post office also was required to make a $5.5 billion payment for future retiree health benefits.
"Over the last two years, the Postal Service realized more than $9 billion in cost savings, primarily by eliminating about 105,000 full-time equivalent positions — more than any other organization, anywhere," chief financial officer Joe Cor-
bett said in a statement. "We will continue our relentless efforts to innovate and improve efficiency. However, the need for changes to legislation, reflations and labor contracts has never been more obvious." —Continued on Page 3California man nears end of 'happiness' trek
By Jennifer Howard Gazette Staff Writer
One man is paving "The Way to Happiness" as he jogs across America, finally nearing the end of his journey.
John Radich has crossed Europe twice, in 1999 and again in 2001, but this is his first trek across his own country. The 56-year-old Monrovia, Calif., native left Santa Monica on July 4 and entered Bedford County on Friday, pushing forward to Atlantic City, N.J.
Radich is an ultra-marathon runner who, since 1979, has completed a distance of more than 30,000 miles. This jour
ney will add an additional 3,700 miles to his personal record. "It's been a lot harder than I expected. You have to motivate yourself to keep going," he said.
His motivation is The Way to Happiness, an international foundation he has been running to raise awareness for since 1986. Its mission is to reverse the moral decay in society by providing youth and others with the common sense tools and practical precepts to lead a successful life.
Radich was inspired at age 16 by the book "The Bunion Derby," which is based on a
true story about Charles "C.C." Pyle, a sports agent who in 1928 inaugurated the Bunion Derby, a 3,455-mile foot race fi-om Los Angeles, Calif., to Chicago, 111., to New York.
"These runners raced across America and I was so inspired by that," he said. "It was only held for two years but I told my (running) coach this is what I wanted to do. He told me to wait for a good cause and now, 40 years later, I'm fulfilling my dream."
Radich started on Route 66, known as "The Main Street of America," and in Chicago, 111., —Continued on Page 2
Gazette Photo/Jennifer Howard John Radich pushes his cart full of supplies east on Pitt Street, near Dunkle's Gulf, Friday afternoon.
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Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. South winds around 5 mph. Tonight: Clear in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. South winds around 5 mph.
TOMORROW — Partly sunny Highs in the lower 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Smiday night: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 40s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
THE OUTLOOK — Monday: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s. Monday night: Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Lows in the upper 30s. Tuesday: Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs in the mid 50s. Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Lows in the upper 30s. Wednesday: Partly sunny. Highs in the 50s.