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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - March 4, 2005, Bedford, Pennsylvania Established 1812 192nd year 29 March 2005 uses 04772000 single copy 75 cents Winter arrives and so does March Gazette Coyle Jeff Whetstone clears the Snow off a Long Swath of sidewalk in the 100 Block of West main Street in Everett in the Middle of mondays late afternoon Whetstone optimistically said he was hopeful warmer temperatures its expected to be about 32 degrees tuesday would keep the snowfall totals the storm everyone expected to begin in the morning led to decisions to close but the White stuff didst really hit until 2 meth lab defendants plead guilty by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette staff writer two defendants who admit Ted they were going to Cook methamphetamine at a local pleaded guilty to charges Corey of Osterburg and Charles new Paris both pleaded guilty to offences tied to their 15 arrest at the Janey Lynn Motel in the first Ever meth bust in Bedford Burkey pleaded guilty to Possession of ingredients and equipment with the intent to manufacture meth and a count of manufacture of a controlled a count each of pos session of meth Possession of a controlled sub reckless endangerment and criminal conspiracy will be Barefoot pleaded guilty to Possession of liquefied ammo Nia Gas and chemicals and another count of Possession with the intent to manufacture a controlled a charge each of Possession of a controlled substance and manufacture of a controlled sub stance will be dropped in the Public defender Brad Binga Man said he would contest any claim by prosecutors that the crimes took place within feet of a in this Bedford if prosecutors make that Case to presi Dent judge Daniel it would mean a mandatory mini mum of two years in jail for Bedford county District attorney said he is seeking a Toto Fourbear Barefoot attorney Donley did not say whether his client would contest that he faces one to two continued on Page 5 cold Medicine theft led to meth lab bust storm Over old records handling by Sharyn Maust Gazette associate editor Bedford county officials Are planning a trip to Carbon county March 9 to examine that county method for pre serving old and possibly defuse a controversy Over historic records from the courthouse the dispute centers on records removed from the courthouse without what some say is specific authority or any Way of knowing precisely what went out or came the lending now has been according to county a county records improve ment committee was formed in 2003 to look at ways to pre serve old get rid of outdated ones such As former assessment and deter mine How the records will be housed during and after construction of a new county office the committees work spans the oldest to the newest tech paid for with a fee the state now allows to be added to filings in the Register of of deeds Many of the oldest Docu ments have been boxed or piled in the courthouse base ment since the basically stored and the building plans changed and two years ago an Amateur archivist made a pitch to copy the onto then onto paper before putting them in sleeves and he apparently planned to put them onto a web site As last the committee composed of the county com missioners and other elected county officials voted to pay Wayne Webb of to assess the condition and apparently copy some old he had three months to do the the scope of the work was supposed to be included in a but the contract was delayed when the commission ers changed it also developed that an informal arrangement was worked out through Register recorder Faith Zembower for Webb to take some boxes of documents from the courthouse to his Webb has reported Back to the committee on what he was including trying to steam old repair tape off some he said some of the documents Are infested with damaged by water or folded so they might Crum ble when the Loose arrangements with Webb prompted a protest from David Cook of who contends the committee is disregarding Laws about handling historic documents or ignoring guidelines for proper continued on Page 5 by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette staff writer charges connected to an Osterburg mans alleged attempts to methamphetamine were bound Over to county court following a preliminary hearing wednes David Griffen Oldham was arrested 10 after he was seen allegedly steal ing cold one of the ingredients used in making police said he had been under investigation for months before his he faces charges of posses Sion of ingredients and equip ment used to manufacture Possession with the intent to manufacture and criminal attempt to manufacture a controlled during a prosecution witnesses recounted How Oldham entered the Everett food liner grocery store Dur ing the afternoon of and raised suspicions As he shopped in the health and Beauty when he left the store after the stores owner an manager called local his car was pulled Over by Bedford Bor Ough across from the Burger King in food liner employee Linda Scott testified that she saw a person she later identified As Oldham read intently a cold Medicine she alerted her Boyd who watched Oldhams movements through the store via the stores surveillance he saw a Man who he also identified As pick up three or four boxes of cold As he shopped sometime before 4 after store owner Joe Appleby was also the two of them began to observe Oldhams they confronted asking him about the cold Medicine they saw him pick Oldham agreed to empty his pockets and patted his own coat and Back while still questioning Appleby said he noticed that continued on Page 5 Everett Library receives building project Grant by Danielle Hart Gazette staff writer the Everett free Library was one of 23 municipalities and state aided Public libraries to receive a Grant from the department of educations office of common wealth it was awarded a Keystone Park and conservation act Library facilities Grant for were real pleased to get the Grant every Little bit said Diana Everett free Library the Grant is provided for Library improvement me dad said this is the second Keystone Grant the Library has the first Grant was for the Library this Grant will be used to Waterproof both basements and insulate the Library me dad while the Library would like to put out the Money for More maintenance comes Over the the Library has had water in the it already has a water and a backup water but me dad said it needs a final solution especially since libraries have to worry about and All the rain this fall did not help the this will help she said about the it will solve the big insulating the attic will help the Library to save on heating me dad said the Library averages a year just on we really need some extra she in about a the Library should receive the con tracts from the state and will be Able to Start bidding the project after me dad said she Hopes the project this before the Rainy season starts wed really like to Start it she with the construction Tak ing place in the basement and me dad does not feel the project will be disruptive to the she added that the every year the Library seems to be involved in a major build ing were very Meg dad adding that the Community has been very support Ive in their building food ministry grows at the East Glair township building volunteers from the Chestnut Ridge Independent Fellowship Church filled boxes and coolers for people from Bedford Altoona and even West Virginia As part of their Angel food ministry for the ministry provides boxes of High Quality regardless of and each month the menu is a Little the ministry sold 174 boxes in and for the amount More than doubled with 453

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