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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - December 31, 1987, Bedford, Pennsylvania Jonq Tito combined with Republican abolished 1112 17sth year 20 december uses 04772000 single copy 35 cents commissioners exit 87 with familiar refrain while adults coped with the hazards of mondays and Mike Perdew formed a train with their sleds Snow and these Bedford township youngsters and raced Down a Hill that included a High jump had Robert Winesickle Colin Mitchell they had photo by Terry Kanari mondays snowfall ices county in mondays snowfall added to the Beauty of Christmas decorations and made a Scenic Walkway for those Brave enough to go but it also caused hazardous driving on a Post Christmas Day with heavy one Accident in the Borough involved three one of them Pic tured at according to Fannie Burket of Everett was making a left turn off North Spring Street and James also of was stopped behind her a delivery truck driven by Timothy Nooman of Al Toona hit Drozs vehicle and drove it into the Burket photos by Linda Williams Borough gets inn adopts budget by Bill Clark staff writer Bedford Borough Council wrapped up its business for approving next years budget at a special meeting monday the million package for 1988 was routinely okayed by a 50 Council also received Good news about the county housing authority plans to renovate the fort Bedford the state department of Community affairs announced Christmas eve that a Grant for Purchase and site improvement was another for in competitive Community development Block Grant is the former hotel would be converted into 41 housing units for the the boroughs office staff will soon be unwrapping a new a Toshiba Brand copier from Landis office of the new machine has greater Speed and capacity than the old which the Borough will be the Borough also has received the to rebuild the porch at the Anderson according to Borough manager John Mon the old porch will be completely new footers installed and the porch the wrought Iron will be sandblasted and any funds remaining after the front porch is renovated Wili be used to Shore up the dilapidated rear the Money for the Anderson House work comes from a state budget appropriation sponsored by sen Robert according to Jubelirer took the initiative to get the funding written in to the state turning to some yearned mat Council Learned that the final inspection of the Public Square renovation was made earlier this the Ca official was impressed by the Montgomery Council also approved pay ment of the final Bill for the installation of lights by Mortimer the Only item remaining to be in stalled on the squares is a required by indicating when the renovation took place and who was involved in the the sign is to be placed in the courthouse Montgomery told Council signs have been placed on streets adjacent to Bedford High school in order to enforce a two hour parking limit on John Street from Richard to Bedford Street form Penn to wat son and East Street from Penn to according to the the two hour limit will be in effect Mon Day through Friday from 8 to 4 from september 1 to May Council president John Elliott told members of Council to expect Public comment on the ordinance at the january 4 the Day the Borough plans to begin by Sharyn Maust associate editor the Bedford county commissioners held their last of the year and of the present on exiting with adoption of a budget not Likely to a few parting and a couple 201 votes that were a variation on the familiar 21 the general fund budget totals with approximately expected in the coffers to Start the year and just Over projected for the end balance of with the the commissioners retained the 25mill tax on real estate and the per capita both the maximum the incoming Board of commissioners will have 45 Days to re advertise and readout the while the Bottom lines dont allow much there could be substantial shifting in individual commissioners chairman Joe Clapper said there were few if any questions and no comments recorded on the budget during the 20 Days it was open for maybe that because the new commissioners have the option to reopen he Clapper and Jay Cessna voted for the Gary Ebersole abstained As he did on the same Date four years ago saying he would be working with the new commissioners on Ebersole will begin his third term in office next week As Clapper and Cessna leave after one fou year incoming for their first terms will be Dick Rice and Kim Rice attended tuesdays and said he wanted to thank the outgoing commissioners for their in formation and its been decided among the new commissioners that who pulled the most votes in will chairman As the county returns to a Republican administration after the first democratic one in 30 the past four years were marked by an initial year of and three in which spending and the Alliance of Democrat Clapper and Republican Cessna proved politically Clapper made a Strong recommendation to Rice that the new commissioners appoint Cessna to the Southern alleghenies planning and development commission each county has two representatives and two alternates on the executive and they do not have to be Cessna is vice chairman of the commission this year and normally would move up to chairman of the six county group for the coming the chairman county does Clapper adding that the commission staff is concerned about the Board because 11 of the 18 commissioners in the Region will be 1988 the three commissioners and human services director de Silvetti have been serving As be Fords Cessna could not be an alter Nate and hold the Rice made no commitment about the the new although not in office have notified the chief Pat Chapin that she is being Laid off and the Job will be Dunkel has been chief clerk since a Republican hired by the on Page 8 Sec committee worried about role Plummer commands nuclear submarine by David oilman staff writer the for safety Artw offed that they May lose their voice As the Saxton nuclear Plant is after prying from general Public utilities to pay for an inspector to oversee the dismantling of the the citizens committee now is worried that it May not have a say in selection of the Jim a member of the citizens asked the Bedford county conservation District tuesday to re affirm its interest and support for an Independent i according to Gnu turn led Over the to the depart of environmental resources with no strings attach Der itself is divided in i several and opus contribution ended up with the Bureau of radiation Protection Bra that where the matter stands and the concerned citizens for Sec safety want Assurance that the Money will be filtering Down to a local Agency that will act Asad mini Strator for the funds and the in the Saxton citizens in had asked the conserva Tion District to Hack a plan for an in dependent inspector chosen by a local the District and the Bedford county commissioners backed the and shortly thereafter Gnu agreed to fund an in along with its request for an in dependent the Sec saftey committee made it Clear that it wanted representation on the com Mittee that would choose the continued on Page Rudy Plummer has a Job that Only 40 other men in the world he is commander of a class nuclear ballistic missile sub Navy commander Plummer is a native of Everett who now resides in he is a 1965 graduate of Everett area High school and a 1969 graduate of the naval he is the son of Mabel Plummer King of Plummer took command of the uss Henry Stimson in a ceremony on the Stimson is the 37th vessel in the 41ship nuclear submarine it was launched in and in 1980 was upgraded to support the trident1 missile since then it has completed nine Trident deterrent the subs Are considered a major Force in the Preven Tion of nuclear according to the Plummer said he developed an in Terest in submarines almost As soon As he arrived at the naval Academy he said he got into the Navy at the urging of commander Dick Myers of a Blue and Gold i had always liked math and science in High Plummer said during a Telephone Myers kept urging me to go to an my interest in submarines was almost immediate once i got to a submarine is highly technical and i liked the thought of being in but its a Long journey to a com Manders Plummer entered the Academy in june almost As soon As he graduated from Everett and was commissioned an Ensign in june after attending nuclear Power school and submarine he reported aboard the uss where his duties include propulsion weapons and Supply in july it was on to the uss Nathanael where he qualified As he served As navigator and operations officer in the uss Parche from december 1975 until april in Plummer reported to the staff of commander submarine Force Atlantic where he served As assistant operations officer commander Rudy Pmj Mer and assistant intelligence he was executive officer of the uss Fly ing fish from 1981 to August and before his command assign he served As the division director for submarine sons while attached to the naval seas system the Stimson is usually at sea for about two the Crew consists of 14 officers and 135 enlisted that a fairly Small Plum Mer but we Are very limited on at the men work on a rotating with on third work on third sleeping and on third on Leisure or maintenance work at any despite the pressures of being in limited quarters at sea or under the sea for Long periods of Plummer said morale is we get the Cream of the crop assigned to they Are to rated men and an outstanding there Art few Plummer where the Stimson and its nuclear counterparts cruise is Plummer noted that ports Are a on Page 8

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