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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - May 13, 2005, Bedford, Pennsylvania
Jan hmm established 1812 192nd year 38 May 2005 uses 04772000 single copy 75 cents Clark faces trial after murder Case hearing Gazette Igoe Joseph William is led into the courtroom for his preliminary hearing on charges in the Holly Notestine murder his Tom is visible in the by Robert Igoe Gazette staff writer Everett before his clients preliminary hearing on attorney Tom Craw Ford seemed confident in his chances of winning a Victory for a Man accused of Kidnap Ping and murdering a Monroe township woman five years county District attorney Bill Higgins is the one on the he he has to prove his not but after Over four hours of magisterial District judge Brian Baker decided that Higgins and assistant a Brandi Hauck had indeed proven the states order ing Joseph William Clark to stand trial on All counts Stem Ming from the of is charged with first degree Mur kidnapping and arson among other charges after police say he kidnapped Holly Notestine from her residence on april 2000 and Mur dered Crawford main Point of attack was on the testimony of notes tines Logan who is to Date the Only witness to the trooper John Feather began the hearing by testify ing that the boy first told him he saw someone who looked like a nickname for arguing with he said Notestine slapped the suspect before he put her into his car and drove and some accounts suggested that the boy insisted that the suspect struck As Feather also said that the boy then changed his Story after family members at the scene told him it could not have been Grubb said in the police complaint that his Mother was abducted by a tall and fat Man with Black and White All of the state police who testified said that Grubb not identify Clark As the Grubbs testimony no with the prosecution raised questions about Clarks Alibi during the testimony of trooper Courtney the chief investigator for the Light said Clark was inconsistent in telling him How he had taken the Day to visit the canal in that saying that Clark left out some details and was unable to account for some alleged stops he made along the Way or the tune of those among the strongest Evi Dence Light and the other state police presented was a number of Budweiser Beer bottles found on both notes tines and Clarks property by invest Light said the bottles had markings on them indicating that they were bottled on the same line within 15 min utes of each other and that these bottles would have been distributed to Everett and Bedford by an Altoona dist rib under Cross Light said that other bottles had been found on the Clark property with different bottling Light also testified that when notes tines body was Dis covered on an Everett saw Mills property on March he confronted Clark by continued on Page 8 Bedford expected to reject act 72 by Sharyn Maust Gazette managing editor Bedford area school Board to vote next week to opt out of act the school Board has pre pared a Resolution that states act with its property tax Relief drawn from future Slot machine is not in the Best interest of Bedford area school District the first two reasons cited for the expected rejection Are the acts Reliance on gambling Board president Royce Coughenour said he asked each Board member for reasons to opt in or opt and secured Sample resolutions from attorney Carl Beard for both i got no comments from Board members to opt Coughenour he noted that the vote probably wont be an advisory com Mittee to the Board was on its recommendation against act Board members have done research beyond what was presented by such groups As the Pennsylvania school boards Coughenour Psia opposes act superintendent Pat Craw who also has expressed reservations about act said it is school boards should never have been asked to Deal with in listening to the depth of comments Ive heard from the i see that you Are deciding what is Good for not just for Crawford and others have said that if legislature intended the act primarily to reduce property a Bill could have been drafted to pass along slots Revenue to Home and farm school boards did not have to be a part of the he school districts do not receive Revenue from the and the added wage tax that is part of the Bill is the local contribution to property tax school boards have taken heat from state legislators and the governor Over their fears that the backed referendum in the Bill will hamstring Coughenour said Bedford school directors do not fear the backed referendum because the Board has never raised taxes in excess of the limit that is part of act he said he expects the legislature to impose the referendum provi Sion on boards whether they continued on Page 5 local Case overturns game Law by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette associate editor an Osterburg known for his ultralight Savoured Victory wednesday when the state supreme court agreed with him that a state game Law used against him in 1999 is the Law requiring any per son to under any circumstances to an on duty game violates the fourth amendment which protects citizens from unreasonable searches and the court said this week in a nine Page a panel of supreme court justices ruled that it was unconstitutional for a game Law officer to demand Don an ultralight Pilot with his own air strip near Oster to himself when fifire was to reasonable suppl Cion that Ickes did anything criminally its very there is no Federal Law requiring me to have an at least there was it at that Ickes said Ickes said he was committed to go to the supreme court if he lost at the state the supreme court upheld a ruling issued May 2004reversing the decision by Bedford county common pleas court on March Ickes was cited for refusing to identify himself on april when two game commis Sion officers visited his Home to ask him about allegedly Fly ing Over Hunters during the previous Hunting scar ing the Deer and interfering with the Ickes was fined by Magister Ial judge Cyril Bingham for disturbing the Hunters and for not identifying him Ickes appealed the decision and gained a dismissal of the disturbing the Hunters but Bedford county judge Daniel Howsare upheld the failure to identify Ickes took the matter to the Commonwealth court which agreed with Ickes Pennsylva Nia game code subsection 904 is the states attorney general continued on Page 8 Barbara and Russ Roederer of stopped at the Farmers Market wednesday to see what was the Roederer Are visiting relatives in the Schellsburg Gary Daughton of Daughton hands a customer her Pur Bedford Farmers Market off to brisk Start by Holly Claycomb Gazette staff writer the downtown Bedford Farmers Market got off to a brisk Start wednes and according to most business was were doing pretty Kathryn Keeney said late wednesday Keenes Alum Bank farms included items made from Honey and the cookies Are made with she but added with a Grin the Jelly was Keenes family has been in the Busi Ness of making products with Honey and beeswax since 1969 at the fall foliage she likes the idea of a farm ers and recalls that when she was younger there was one set up behind the of the visitors she talked to wednes she got a sense that people seem to enjoy coming two patrons of the Market were Alexandra Andrews and her who is almost the duo stopped at Stults Cut flow ers and produce stand to Purchase a Peacock although Andrews said she is from she has lived in Bedford for the past six years and came to the mar Ket to see what was Selling Green Asmara bundles of Lilac and Cra Bapple Blos As Well As Peacock in doing Good Here Roxie Stultz before noon she was sold out of asparagus As Well As the Lilac who is new at setting up in a Farmers said she will have Cut Flowers of All kinds As the season pro Judy whose Booth featured ornamental grasses and handmade also said the turnout was Good for the first Farmers Ive been pleased with the first she adding that Shes certain More people will turn out when the produce vendors begin setting in she would like to see at least one Vendor offering food so that continued on Page 5 Everett will ask court if Derrick Park can be sold by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette associate editor Everett Everett Bor Ough Council monday voted to proceed with a petition to the court asking that it determine whether the town can sell a eight acre piece of prop erty originally willed to it As a the handling of the Park caused strife Between Council and former president Penny Mcfadden who resigned in anger last month after Council voted to proceed with the court action which eventually could result in the Sale of Der Rick Mcfadden lives downgrade from Derrick Park where Large Trees fell during one of last Falls tropical causing extensive damage to her property and nearly hit her she alone on Council was opposed to the Sale of Derrick which she believed could cause significant storm water Runoff problems for neighbors who live Down from Derrick Borough manager Ron Wright said Borough workers and municipal workers we rent responsible for dumping illegal material there such As the Hydraulic used motor bed Bicy Cle parts and other items that he maintained were put there by the some of the dozens of items found by police chief Wayne who was called there on a complaint by Are allowed to be there for Stor age such As a pile of Metal guard piles of Street stacked up tree branches and an empty Green Metal sprayer marked spider Wright there were some things up there the Borough had put up not the hazardous Wright the chairman of the municipal Dick Hor and other officials visited the determined to be an illegal dump by on april workers cleaned up the site following the the department of environmental Protection visited the former Reservoir april 27 for an they considered the com plaint Wright said of the states Wright said Access to the site will be controlled better in continued on Page 8
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