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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - May 1, 1987, Bedford, Pennsylvania
Combined fhe Ever eff Republican established 181i 174th year 37 May usps0477 2000 single copy 35cents Everett plays Host to racers there was a Chilly Start to the bloody run Canoe classic weekend in Everett on but the Sun warmed the if not the water temperature in these two youngsters got a free ride in their parents knifing through the water and the reflected they we rent among the top but it was a winning weekend for family a the and the intensity of those at the starting is reflected in the Young bikers faces at Everett uneasy Over tax hike by David oilman staff writer Everett the Everett area school District May find some Relief for its monetary problems if superintendent Rodney Kuhns has his the faced with spending million for the 198788 school is proposing a 10mill increase in local real estate the tax in if it is would serve mainly to keep the districts Reserve fund inthe Board president Dean Calhoun pointed out thursday night that without the tax the Reserve fund would have a balance of just by june threw another variable into the budget discussions at the Board what we need is a Bond he a Bond Issue would be used to finance a proposed million renovation of the High if negotiations with the Pennsylvania department of education Are Suc a Large part of the renova Tion projects costs would be reimbursed by the that Money would then go Back into the general the Everett in the has paid for what were essentially renovation projects out of the general Kuhns he ticked off a list of projects new Ceil new new new windows that the District has financed through the general weve been Good he weve been Good id like to see some of that Money returned to the general the renovation project is making Kunhs but a prospective Bond Issue does not alleviate the need to balance next years and Board member after Board member be moaned the need for a tax programs have been Cut to the limit Jim Clark its starting to Hurt our educational we Are cutting where we Kuhns weve Cut Back on fuel i dont see any More immediate just look at the items that didst get Kuhns pointed out that the District is obligated to almost million in contracted salaries and benefits and a transportation Bill of some its the whole system of taxes in the Tom Oneal theres lots of Absentee Lan Downers from Washington and Baltimore who have let the land grow what was once productive land is now taxed As they but they dont give it Doest seen Ive been on this Board for 10 and the list of wants keeps getting he the Public needs to be educated to our society has changed and the costs of education have gone we Are being asked to provide things now that were formerly provided in the Oneal we have to provide an education to these our number one priority is to find alternative sources of its time to Stop sitting around feeling sorry for ourselves and do Oneal we cant Cut any Calhoun i dont know what we can we have no alternative but to look at a tax i dont like but theres not much we can weve got a shrinking tax Oneal the Timber Industry wont last and agriculture is on the something is going to have to that Why Industrial develop on Page 5 Noel guilty of hit run acquitted in death judge Daniel Howsare ruled tues Day that Susan Lynn Noel was guilty of hit run in last years fatal pedestrian but was not guilty of driving at an unsafe Speed or homicide by the hit run charge carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a the defendant is entitled to file Post verdict motions within the next 10 if she does not con test the a pre sentence investigation will be ordered and a sentencing Date of Everett re was the Driver of a car that struck two boys on South Richard Street in Jeremy of whose parents Are former county died five Days after the 29 Howsare presided Over a on Day trial last and filed his verdict and opinion tuesday the said in a memorandum that the prosecution had very clearly carried its Burden of proof in the hit run the remain ing charges present a More difficult he Howsare acknowledged the tragedy and emotionalism of the Case by we can not escape being deeply saddened by the grief the parents so obviously Bear for the untimely death of their we perform our duties in Accord with the firmly established principles that Goven our system of criminal the judge the very Bedrock of that system is the principle that require the prosecution or govern ment to establish an accused guilty by proof beyond a reasonable in our the Commonwealth has failed to meet its Burden on the remaining it is the underlying traffic Viola Tion that must be proven As the cause of the judge he included the definitions of the unsafe Speed violation and vehicular homicide in his a person would be guilty of vehicular homicide if he or she unintentionally caused the death of another person while engaged in violation of any to the operation or use of a vehicle or to the regulation of the Safe Speed Section of the vehicle code states that no one shall drive a vehicle at a Speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing nor at a Speed greater than will permit the Driver to Stop within the assured Clear distance consistent with the every person shall drive at a Safe and appropriate Speed when approaching and crossing an intersect any Nar Row or winding Road and when special hazards exist with respect to pedestrians or other traffic or by reason of weather or Highway Condi the Section defense lawyer Dewayne Newman had argued that Noel did not violate any traffic and the testimony did not prove that she District attorney Tom Ling had argued that the Driver had an in creased duty in the area of an intersection and and because of the pos football game traffic and judge Howsare noted that since the vehicular homicide offence was courts have struggled with the level of culpability liability that must be proven for and in a 1985 the state Superior court ruled that conviction constitutionally must be based on More than the defendants Ordinary negligence in violating a traffic after that the Law has been that the prosecution must prove that the defendant acted in a criminally negligent As criminal negligence involves a Gross deviation from reasonable care such that it would be shocking to allow the actors perpetrators Lack of awareness excuse his actions in the Cir the criminally negligent act has to be done so so indifferently and so grossly contrary to common experience that it become intolerable to reasoning minds that the actor did not perceive the risk of harm created by his the crimes code also defines criminal negligence As being when a person acts negligently when he should be aware of a substantial and unjustifiable risk that a crime will from Page 5 Bedford faced with second bus beef solving one bus problem exposed another for the Bedford area school diverting a school bus up hollow Road South of Hyndman Means that the which formally just stopped on the Blind must now pull out onto route 96 completely exposed to traffic on a fast moving state Ruth Deremer led a con Tingent of Hyndman area residents to the Bedford school Board meeting tuesday to plead for flashing lights along the Highway to help slow traffic during the morning and after noon travel times for the group was Adamant that lights would solve the safety Why the bus Stop has suddenly become an Issue was not but the group said it was not a reaction to the changes made a few weeks ago that allow the bus to travel up a township Road to pick up the bus has been stopping in the Middle of the Blind curve for several according to and several close Calls have who lives on the said the closest Call occurred just two weeks a Hyndman area on her Way to hit the Bridge on the narrowly miss ing a loaded school moving the bus Stop to one end or the other of the curve will mean the 14 children who Board the bus would have to walk against traffic on the lights would solve one resident but the Board was reluctant to approve flashing Amber lights on both ends of the we have to do what we can Sam Pratt these Are unsafe conditions and they will be unsafe wed better not ignore it sounds like a very serious pro its no serious than Richard Blackburn if there Are i want to know about Pratt Robert maintenance and transportation outlined what must be done to place lights on a state the Londonderry township supervisors must Send an application to he Penn Dot holds the township responsible for paying for the but there is a High possibility that the school District will have to pay the superintendent Jerry Dunkle directed Clair to study the Situa and asked the parents involved to Contact the Londonderry township supervisors and ask them to petition Pena pot for permission to install the a construction worker from a girder White working 00 bed Fari pointy memorial hospitals the project in the addition of a Turg Teal unit and
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