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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - May 27, 2005, Bedford, Pennsylvania
A framer established 1812 192nd year 40 May 2005 uses 04772000 single copy 75 cents Dalco closing Plant in Everett Dalco a sewing facility in the Everett Industrial will close its doors for Good in idling the remaining three dozen Low wage labor in other countries is blamed for the by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette associate editor another of Bedford county manufacturers will close its doors in the Middle of sending 36 workers to the unemployment Dalco industries workers became the latest to feel the effects of foreign labor compe its chief executive offi cer said the workers at the sewing Plant in the Everett Industrial Park Learned of the pending closure last said ceo Doug Only a few workers Are still employed at the Plant until it shuts Down its operations in a couple he the reason for the Plant closing is pretty no we used to sew for lands they took their production to Turkey and la bean took their production to and another customer was Longaberger baskets and they took their production to Dallmeyer we also sewed for Hedstrom so we dont have to Tell you about that he Hedstrom closing last fall left workers and county officials Bedford county commissioner Dick Rice said the loss is a Jolt to an already stressed even one Job lost is a blow to our Economy he we can find some thing to replace that and add continued on Page 8 attorney contests his dui conviction by Robert Igoe Gazette staff writer an Everett attorney has once again been stripped of Lis License in connection with a drunk driving con but he continues his fight to overturn that con judge Michael George approved pen dots request to reinstate the suspension of Donald Gold Haber License As part Ofa series of hearings on the Everett attorneys Appeal of his conviction for drunk driving in in representing Goldhaber Cross examined state police Bradley who testified that he observed Goldhaber Vio lating a number of traffic including tailgating and failure to stay in the proper Lane in a simile stretch Between mile level and Goldhaber Home in Everett on the evening of april Hershey said when he approached he detected the odor of alcohol on his breath and said Gold Haber showed Glassy slurred speech and was unable to walk Hershey said that after Goldhaber failed Field sobriety he took him to a pm where he first refused a blood when led to the police he but once Back in the he asked to take a urine test instead of a blood Hershey said Goldhaber was obligated to take the test offered to him and that when he refused to offer him the urine test he again refused to take the blood Goldhaber argued that Hershey own testimony showed he was negligent in his duties for not pulling him Over earlier and for ignoring a burglar alarm report to apprehend Goldhaber also argued that he did not refuse to submit to but asked for a urine test a blood test because he was uncomfortable with in his George said any refusal to take any chemical test requested by an officer is grounds for and that her Shey was within his author Ity to decide where and when to Stop but while Goldhaber lost that the War has not Goldhaber attorney in the pos trial Mark was Given 14 Days to present briefs in support of Goldhaber Appeal the defense saw a temporary setback when one Gary Mccue was unable to appear at the hearing and George denied continued on Page 8 residents push for Road improvements by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette associate editor several residents pitched Road and Bridge improvements projects As potential life savers monday evening in a transportation hearing before the Bedford county planing com the planners Are devising a list of county projects to recommend to the county commissioners for the county 12year transportation the hearing is one of the first Steps to getting a project such As a Bridge replacement or Road safety proposal onto the county projects typically move up the 12year plan which is divided into fou year segments until they Are fully Mike Smeltzer of Loysburg Gap and Charles Mackall of Bedford went to the hearing equipped with figures exemplifying How important it is to improve Road conditions near their Smeltzer told the planners he thinks the traffic on route 36 through the Gap near Loys Burg has become More deadly since the Loysburg bypass opened in the since four people have been killed and 17 crashes have All you have to do is stand there and youll see people going he there is a curve on the Road near his Home that lends itself to Seri Ous in two Heather of new and Gail Dod of were killed when the car they were Riding in crossed the Road and collided head on with a Smith transport truck on the the turn eats you up real Smeltzer the Road is basically straight going into the curve on either plan Beamer is rotary citizen of year by Danielle Hart Gazette staff writer for his contributions in Restor ing the Coffee pot and Spear heading a Community wheelchair John Beamer of Bedford was selected As Bedford rotary clubs 2005 citizen of the i was a Little Beamer i Felt there was a lot More deserving people than Craig chairman of the citizen of the year said the rotary looks for Nomi nees that exemplify its service above and have done something extraordinary in Bedford county in the past one to two it was a hard Choice for the Ashe but Between the four beavers stood out for his help in saving the Coffee pot and obtaining a Handicap equipped John is most optimistic an eternal said Olga her the executive director of the Lincoln Highway heritage he was a real catalyst in the making things happen that needed to along with seven or eight other Herbert worked with Beamer on restoring the Coffee they met for at least a year to discuss How to Transfer the uses for where to move it to and How to restore and anytime More expenses Gazette Hart John Beamer of Bedford will be honoured As the 2005 Bedford rotary citizen of the year at a banquet next his efforts on behalf of saving the Coffee pot and securing a wheelchair Van for use in the Community were keys to his according to the Ridge opts in for act 72 by Sharyn Maust Gazette managing editor Fishertown Chestnut Ridge school Board voted 53 to opt becoming the Only county school District to Levy the additional percent wage tax and accept Slot machine Revenue under act Board who had commented at several recent meetings on their positions or struggle to debated the Issue to the very voting for opting in were Cecil William Annette Connie Way and Shane voting against the option motion were Robert Trudy Barefoot and Karen Robert on opponent of act was More than a dozen District residents attended the meet ing to hear the and one said loudly after thank the directors who spoke said they had talked with constituents sometimes scores them and most favored opting for the Ridge Dis the act if fully funded by slots should give eligible homeowners and farm owners a property tax according to figures prepared for the Novak and Board president Mickle read prepared state ments on their Novak said she didst decide which Way to vote until this the government has pressed school districts to raise standards and account i believe its time to press our government to raise their standards and accountability concerning our tax Dol Novak she cited As an example Pennsylvania Lack of regulation on lobbyists who spent a reported million trying to influence legislators last where Are our priorities if gambling is a let them use the gambling proceeds to fund their pork projects i will not contribute to political corruption nor will i encourage an emerging societal Novak Mickle said that of the 24 people who expressed an option to 15 opposed opt ing some look at the Money coming Back and see nothing i believe there Are inequities in Pennsylva Nias funding of education and this wont solve he he called act 72 a strange mix of uncertainty about Rev Enue coming from slots and a loss of local control on school if this is so Why not have the state Send the Check directly to the Home owners Mickle he noted that if enough districts opt he Felt it would Send a message to Harrisburg that the governor and Legisla tors should go Back to the drawing Board and try for a better Cuppett said he thought try ing to Send a message to har Risburg would not were not that its Nice to think we control the Legisla tors but we we didst they will do what they need Pataki said he didst Dis agree with Novas statement about societal but act 72 has like it or he said 50 percent of the constituents he spoke to favor opt ing 43 percent were opposed and 17 percent unde Mickle said after the Board meeting that he Felt his Board members had worked hard at learning about act i think continued on Page 5 Ning commissioner Joe who lives near Loysburg said he spoke with the state transportation department in Hollidaysburg which told him that workers would be putting rum ble strips in the area to slow Smeltzer said More precautions should be taken such As a lowered Speed school buses dropping off his Daugh Ter can pull off the Road near continued on Page 8 Hopewell sets sewer fees by Jennifer Stup Gazette staff writer fort Piper Hopewell township supervisors held a special meeting monday to award agreements and Issue a notice to proceed for construction of the sewer the supervisors agreed to set the Tapin or Hookup fee at a minimum of per equivalent dwelling unit Edu for All currently exist ing households and businesses within Hopewell the users monthly rate for the sewer system was set at edus will be assessed by the Rural utilities service the user fee is a Flat regardless of the number of persons within a household or the capacity for a the fee can change if but per month is the minimum Home and business owners required to connect to the new sewer system will receive a notice to connect by mail in june according to Jens project actor the letter will explain what Steps to take in order to it was determined that any Home or business within 250 the maximum distance of the lateral to the principal building or will be required to Damgaard said that any property adjacent to or adjoin ing the new sewer system within that distance will not Only be required to but the connection must be made before 60 Days after the letter is if the Tapin fee is not received within 60 the fee will be the fee will also be higher for any new buildings or developments that Are constructed inside the that fee was set at homeowners who cannot pay the Tapin fee will be Able to apply for Loans Grants through Darrell a representative of the Rural utilities the financial Aid will be targeted toward households of Low to moderate Clapper explained that if a family meets the income Quali it is eligible for a 20 year loan at a one percent fixed households that do continued on Page 8
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