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Bedford Gazette Weekend (Newspaper) - November 20, 2010, Bedford, Pennsylvania
Celebrating Hometown life inside Christmas ahoy sports Abc Falls to North Star pm. 7 weekend extra quilt raffle Craft show Gazette weekend Bedford a. 75i published continuously since 1805. One of America s oldest newspapers. Vol. 206 no. 52 november 20 amp 21, 2010 saturday amp sunday school presses assessment lawsuit a fire Call to the Jean Bonnet tavern Friday morning was a false alarm. Owner Melissa Jacobs said apparently motorists saw puffs of smoke coming from the historic inn and called 911 at 11 . She guessed that it was because the tavern was starting up two fireplaces at the same time. Jacobs said she tried to Call Shawnee Valley fire company to let them know everything was of but volunteers were already in the parking lot. Jacobs said the Good thing about the false alarm was seeing the fast response from the Shawnee Valley volunteers who checked the chimneys before leaving. Today is the first Day of Blackl a season in Pennsylvania. The state Bureau of forestry will operate a Bear Check station at the sideling Hill Forest Headquarters Fulton county from 10 . To 9 . On nov. 20 and 10 . To 8 . On nov. 22 and 23. In addition All Check stations will be open on Sim Day nov. 21, from 10 . To 2 . The majority of the season s bears Are a expected to be checked saturday evening according to Dave Scamardella forester for the Buchanan Forest District. The station is located at 3017 Lincoln Highway East of Breezewood. The phone nimber is 814-735-4880. Winter fest will be celeb rated in Morrison Cove this weekend. The second annual event features the Winter fest Parade today at 10 15 . The Parade forms behind the Martinsburg elementary school and will end at Morrison Cove memorial Park. Santa will arrive during the Parade and children May get their pictures taken with a live Reindeer in the Dairy Bam. Rotary Exchange students will be taking part in the Parade collecting nonperishable food items for the Martins Burg food pantry new unwrapped toys and warm new hats scarves gloves and Coats for the Martinsburg police department s toys for kids Campaign. Today s events also include a soup Stew and Chili Kookoff in the banquet Hall at the Park. An arts and crafts fair will be open from 10 . To 6 . And will include a Christmas tree contest. Children can take part in the make n take workshop in the Library from 11 . To 1 . Tour books for the twelve Days of Christmas will be available this weekend through dec. 31. Winter fest activities wrap up with a Community worship service and ceremonial lighting of the Christmas tree at 6 . In the Gazebo at the Park. On sunday the Park will offer its old fashioned beef Buffet from in a., to 1 . Deaths. By Elizabeth Coyle Gazette associate editor Bedford area school District continued to press its lawsuit Friday against Bedford county s assessment system and asked the court to approve a preliminary injunction immediately and then throw out the reassessment As unconstitutional. Lawyers for the school District and the county commissioners were in court addressing the preliminary objections to the lawsuit that the District Hopes will result in a nullification of the current property assessments following the countywide revaluation adopted in 2009. Attorneys for the District argued that counter to what the commissioners Legal team maintains it has standing to sue has been adversely affected and aggrieved by the assessment and is Correct to pursue the matter with the common pleas court the commissioners represented by Scott a. Dietterick and Edward Seeber of Hershey based James Smith Dietterick and Connelly argued that the District should have first tried the Avenue that is open to it every year a the same Appeal process that taxpayers May pursue. Chalybeate ministry gets new Start by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette associate editor a residential ministry that has helped men get Back on the right track has reorganized its Board As part of its new Start. Chalybeate Springs ministries inc. Has provided shelter and Bible based direction for parolees and other men struggling through adjustment Back into society or with mental health and addiction problems for about eight years. But a new Board of directors is hoping to give the project some new backing from the Church commit Unity. The late Daryl quot Doc quot Dawson started the aftercare ministry along with his wife Sandy in 2002. A Little More than 100 men have gone through the program and its leaders Are convinced it s helped bring a be future to Many of these residents. Quot we be had some successes we be had some no Suc ceases quot said Sandy Dawson Bomhart. Jamie Filkohazi said he Learned to fend for himself starting at a Young age. Again in the past year life threw him another curve a continued on Page 3 Gazette photo Elizabeth Coyle Jeff Wracher a resident at Chalybeate Springs ministries residence in Bedford participates in a nightly Bible study along with Jamie Filkohazi at left. The presence of god is a strength and the Hope for the ministry s future Board members say. Quot there Are statutes and Legal remedies to Challenge individual assessments quot Dietterick argued before senior judge Daniel Howsare. The District could Appeal assessments during the annual appeals held each fall. Attorney Robert Junker of the Ira Weiss Law offices in Pittsburgh agreed the District does have that option and a continued on Page 3 gerholt murder trial continued to february by the Gazette staff the trial of accused murderer John Lewis gerholt or. Was continued until february giving the defense team time to Complete reports from expert witnesses. Following a hearing Friday senior judge Daniel Howsare granted defense attorney Thomas Dickey a continuance and gave him until dec. 17 to submit the reports. Howsare set feb. 16 As the Date that prospective jurors would be called in to fill out questionnaires with jury selection to follow on feb. 23. From there Howsare said there would be a Day s break before trial is under Way. The Case has been continued several times but Dickey made no apologies considering that gerholt May face the death penalty if the jury convicts him of first degree murder. Even without a death sentence he could serve life in prison. The delays have been necessary. Dickey said. Quot i m feeling better and better. These continuances have helped a continued on Page 3thousands in a. Could lose jobless benefits Harrisburg a. Apr tens of thousands of pennsylvanians will lose their weekly unemployment benefits if Congress does not extend the federally funded portion that ends dec. 1, the state department of labor and Industry said. The department estimated this week that 83,000 people will lose an average weekly Benefit of about $310 in december if the Federal portion expires. If nothing is done approximately 166,000 additional people would lose their benefits in the january through March period the Agency said. For now the unemployed Are eligible to receive up to 99 weeks of benefits that Are capped at $564 a week. After nov. 30, most people will exhaust their benefits More quickly and new applicants will Only be Able to receive 26 weeks of state benefits. At the end of september 58,000 had exhausted their benefits As the economic recovery remained slow. Historically the Federal government offers extended benefits Emtil the Economy is in better shape said Mark Price a labor economist for the Union affiliated Keystone research Center in Harrisburg. For instance he said unemployment had subsided to 7.2 percent after the 1980s recession when the Federal government allowed extended benefits to expire. A continued on Page 5 v obituary on Page 16. Delling Robert of 70, of Martinsburg. Astronauts open up world to Earth l Ings Cape canaveral Fla. Apr earthlings Are seeing their planet in a whole new Light thanks to Nasa and its astronauts aboard the internet wired space station. They re beaming Down dazzling images and guess this mystery location photos via twitter and have even launched a game. Landlubbers the world Over Are eating it up. From schoolchildren to grown up business entrepreneurs and artists the Public is captivated and can t seem to get enough. It s Clear from the photos Why orbiting astronauts rate Earth gazing As their favorite pastime. Quot the Earth never disappoints quot the commander of the International space station Douglas Wheelock said in a broadcast interview thursday. Known to his nearly 68,000 twitter followers As Astroz wheels Wheelock has been posting impressive photos of the Earth and some of his thoughts Ever since he moved into the space station in june five months after it got internet Access. Quot it s been a real thrill to be Able to do that quot said Wheelock. A continued on Page 16 map photo this image provided by Nasa and posted to twit Pic by astronaut Douglas Wheelock on nov. 7 shows a night View Over the Eastern end of the Mediterranean sea As seen from the International space station. Bedford Gazette 424 w. 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