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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - August 28, 1987, Bedford, Pennsylvania Combined fhe Ever eff Republican established 1812 year 2 1987 lips 04772000 single copy 35 cents a steady Stream of motorcycles entered the Turnpike at Bedford Sun Day morning to Start the second an Nual docs even Alf got to on the Back of the Cycle at these were just some of the motorcycles and riders gathered at hosts sunday morning to Start the ride to Hershey medical Center to deliver toys to the children there and to collect pledges of donations to Bedford county memorial raised for Hospital sore Bottoms but Happy faces returned to Bedford from Hershey sunday concluding these cond annual docs the 252 bikers Riding 128 motor cycles were organized by Henry Thompson they Rode a total of 232 Miles and raised in pledges which will be donated to the memorial Hospital of Bedford county this was the second year for the run which came about following the fatal plane crash last August which caused the death of four of the areas prominent among them was Charles Thompson had been a patient of he knew of the doctors love for children and wanted to do something he knew the surgeon would have the run last year went to Pittsburgh childrens this Hershey medical Center was chosen for the Destina you cannot imagine the cooperation we says Henry we were allowed to go into the Hospital to see the about 50 percent of those on the ride did it made the whole trip All Wor said Paul one of the trip seeing the expressions on those kids faces was really several of the children were allowed to go outside and sit on the bikes and be filmed for Channel 27 Televik the bikers took a Van Load of presents for the children at included were 32 Var with on Page 8 Airport land Grant accepted the Bedford county air Industrial Park authority accepted a Federal Grant offer Friday and agreed to a condition by the county commissioners that the not the would be responsible if any of the Grant Money had to be return the according to what was said in a Brief open does not intend to spend any of the from the Grant to Purchase land since its offer to Purchase one parcel of the site has been sources said later that during an executive it was generally agreed that the authority should proceed with reaching agreements with other property owners for those one member during the meeting if receipt of the Grant was contingent on All the land intended for the Airport being available Secretary p Meredith Beegle its contingent Only on negotiating with All the the authority apparently sent two representatives to George Gayman to talk further with him alter he re coating wed on a the it Toto Square project in bed Ford moving an three earners now paving ii being Laid and camped m the Northwest rack being dumped and levelled in the sidewalk tree the and the Tia nip started monday an the where the Flag poles were uprooted to be moved to their new Corner location and the Cannon was hauled across Juliana Street to the quadrant that will he its new the task of laying the paying started one week ago and two thirds Bedford school Board passes Lerta motion he stiff writer the Bedford area school Hoard on tuesday mover to give new and expanding industries within the District a tax break by approving a Lerta at the urging of solicitor Barry the Board voted to begin the process of adopting a local economic revitalization tax assistance act if the school District Hopes to expand its tax then it must adopt the Lerta Scatton the Board had delayed action for More than a year action because Many townships and boroughs within the school District have yet to act on tax assistance for until tuesday the Bedford Board had been Content to wait for the municipalities to now it is ready to the Resolution adopted sets in motion the process to adopt a scale of property tax the next step is to hold a Public hearing to set the geographical limits of the tax Relief those local bodies that have adopted Lerta have designated their entire the hearing probably will be held As part of a regularly scheduled school Board at his first meeting As the boards acknowledged that confusion had existed Over but the trend of the majority of municipalities now is the pass this Type of he emphasized that the existing tax base would be unaffected by a Lerta which specifies that Only new construction and expansion qualifies for tax assistance under the citing a a letter from county economic development director Joe Lurie to Bedford school superintendent Jerry Scalton said that the increased economic activity More than offsets any tax Relief granted to new and expanded in the Lerta ordinance being considered by the Board is basically a copy of the one adopted by the county commissioners last it Grants property tax on a sliding for a period of five now that the Board has taken the first step in adopting a Lerta pro it is expected to move rapidly As it competes with other school districts in an Effort to gain More revenues for its educational pro Everett suspends teachers for water fight incident by David oilman staff writer Everett the Everett school Board handed Down 15day suspensions without pay to High school teachers Brenda Ault and William Baker thursday the two were charged with immorality following a water fight with students at the High school on the last Day of school in during the several students were injured and some were taken to the Hospital for treatment of skin Irurita one student was treated for an Eye injury when a Container picked up and used in the Battle proved to contain a cleaning fluid not the following private hear Ings held 12 and voted the 15day suspensions after finding the two guilty of the charge on a i3 All nine members of the Board at tended both the hearings and thurs Days Board according to a statement released by Everett superintendent Rodney the charge of immorality is based on Legal requirements under the school code and is related to a violation of Community Stan Dards and example setting of Kuhns said the statement was worked out with teachers Union president Richard Border and the parties concerned in the and he commended the Board for making an extremely difficult Deci its an ordeal for the Board to sit in judgment of two professional he lets Hope the injuries to the students Are temporary and the pain and suffering that has been caused is the boards action thursday night was a Public ratification of action taken during the private voting against both the guilty verdicts and the suspensions were Board president Dean Calhoun and members Glenn Eller and Thomas Oneal said the evidence was Strong enough to support the but being a Man of Strong convictions thought the penalty should have been More Eller objected to the word fight in the official statement describing the it was a Friendly water he a business and a math will begin their suspensions on the suspensions end on Wayne Sherlock and Karon Ritchey were hired As substitutes for that the and several have prompted changes in the districts handbooks and guides for parents and bus the Board voted to adopt the new provided that the changes meet Board a the including a two Page addition to the High school were submitted for Board approval for the first time Board because the private hearings last thursday forced cancellation of the Agenda setting had not had a Chance to read the changes and Kuhns said it was important to adopt the handbooks so everyone knows the rules and regulations of the the emphasis was on everyone is going to include the Everett High school an 81 vote to allow the band to participate in a labor Day Parade in prompted a discussion of not Only band but the behaviour of band members while on voted against permit Ting the band to participate in the said he would not vote to Send the band out of state when it even participate in Hometown events specifically the Everett firemen its in poor taste and judgment for them not to take part in Hometown pro Myers Kuhns pointed out that the band director Fred Sponslor has discretion in choosing the events for band the band needs approval Only if the events Are out of Eller pointed out that the firemen Parade is in the summer and it would be difficult to get the band but George Clinger Man said the band practices All sum Clingerman asked about the policy on and High school Prin Cipal Joe Summerville explained that two chaperones were required for each bus one male and one Summerville said he has asked Sponsler for a list of but the trip requests so far just list band i want to know which band Summerville sidewalks going in of the Northwest Corner is com including the circular urea around the civil War the Early work along Juliana Street is seen above the Brick like Concrete stones ure being Laid in a herringbone As can he seen in the Center the broken Corner of one shows the color runs throughout the above Job superintendent Vito vec Colo works on bringing two sections of the stones he said the Job is complicated by variations in the old curb line the stones Are Laid on and after More Sand into the he stones tamped into the t

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