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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - May 29, 1987, Bedford, Pennsylvania Of tumm combined with the Ever eff Republican established 1812 174th year 41 May 1987 usps0477 2000 single copy 35 cents Brett Williams Dies during 4th transplant Brett Williams by Marcia Dunn associated press writer Pittsburgh a Brett a Pennsylvania toddler whose three liver transplants were overshadowed by a Florida boys struggle for died while undergo ing a fourth transplant the Alum Bank boy died on the operating table As surgeons were completing his fourth Only the second such operation Ever performed at childrens Hospital of said Hospital spokeswoman Lynn he would have been 4 next the boy died at eight hours after the operation miss Mcmahon there saying death is the result of complications which developed prior to and during she Brett was placed Back on the waiting list for a transplant tuesday night shortly after his third transplanted liver began to Malf unc she until he had been making steady Progress with the which he received last and even had gone outside the building for Brief strolls with his Emil and Darlene Williams knew their oldest born with a liver enzyme was in a com promised situation going into thursdays surgery because of the problems that had miss Mcmahon but they never lost their optimism that he would sur Brett received his first donor Organ april 3 As surgeons in the next operating room were transplanting a second liver into Ronnie of whose Case had attracted National press Ronnie had received his first transplanted liver five weeks but the Organ malfunction the artery into bretts newly transplanted liver became and a second transplant was per formed three Days that Organ also did not and the boy under went a third transplant april his second donor Organ also received his third transplant april he was awaiting his fourth when he died april the first child to undergo four liver transplants at childrens a new York boy who was 12 at the time of his latest is Home and doing according to miss the youngest patient anywhere to receive four donor Meghann Larocco of celebrated her first birth Day Brett was the 14th child to receive three liver transplants at childrens Hospital and Ronnie was the but it was Ronnie who received All the in Large part because of the theft in february of collected by classmates to pay for the costly news of the stolen funds resulted in an outpouring of by the time Ronnie More than had been including from Reagan and from Miami Beach industrialist Vic Tor said in an inter View two Days after Ronnie death while her son still was recovering in relative that she was somewhat jealous of the spotlight on too Many times to a per Turbed Williams fielded Calls from reporters for Ronnie Maria at pay phones in the intensive care unit waiting the reporters did not want they wanted there we rent Only my son and Ronnie lying in the intensive care unit in critical she said there was one who was in 1cu longer than Ronnie and had As Many there were others who were sent Home with no Williams said at the time that she wanted to speak out to give others you have to Tell the people now who Are feeling bad and feeling like whats the that there is a reason out there and heres one of she and there Are Many Bedford school Board raises taxes 18 Mills by David oilman Starr writer a divided Bedford area school Board on tuesday turned Back superintendent Jerry Dunk Les re quest for a 23mill real estate tax in crease and instead opted for a com Promise increase of 18 the move will Cost the District some in much needed Revenue for fund the 198788 and virtually guarantees either another healthy tax increase next year or drastic cuts in spending for the 198889 school the Board failed to eliminate one halftime kindergarten position by defeating a proposal that would have sent 10 kindergarten students from Snake Spring elementary school to the Bedford primary Dunkle estimated it will Cost the District to maintain the kindergarten program at Snake tuesdays Board meeting was at tended by More than 50 mostly who came to lobby against cuts programs and teaching Russell car president of the Bedford area education read a prepared statement which applauded creation of two positions for coordinators for the gifted students and the full time remedial Reading Posi Tion at the High but deplored the recommended cuts in other pro Grams and the busing of kindergarten students from Snake Darla representing Snake Spring area parents and presented a petition to the protesting the proposed elimination of the kindergarten pro Gram at the Snake Spring Elemen tary she listed five reasons Why the 10 students be bused to the Bedford primary school the trauma of changing buses separa Tion from older siblings parental conflicts with to meetings and conferences scheduling disruption in educational stability by moving from one building to and the reduction of individual teacher the sole reason for the kindergarten she was the Board evidently agreed with Bradys Board member Sam Pratt summed up the boards i feel that while were try ing to save i hate to see it come Down on the Heads of 12 or 13 kindergarten he we should postpone this decision for a postpone the Board by a vote of with Gary nouse and Richard Blackburn casting the yeas the Board Defeated the superintendents recommendation and decided to keep the the kindergarten program at Snake Spring for another the vote on the recommended 23mil real estate took More after voting to enact two per capita a occupational privilege a 1 percent earned in come tax and a 1 percent real estate Transfer the Board stalled on the superintendents recommendation to add some to the school districts capital Reserve deploring a 25 percent tax moved that the District adopt a millage rate of 104 for the 198788 school to balance any nouse said in proposing a 15mill there should be an in crease in revenues and a decrease in on Page 8 festival gets mixed reviews by Vicki Henry staff writer the 14th annual Bedford appalachian festival Drew approximately visitors to the Bedford Fairgrounds this past the future of the sponsored for the first time this year by the Bedford area chamber of com will hinge on the and Revenue garnered from the today according to Myrna executive director of the the formerly sponsored by the Bedford tourist and resort Bureau now known As the Bedford county travel promotion underwent some crucial changes this including a move from downtown Bedford to the the festival began As a crafts event at the Fairgrounds on memorial Day weekends in we made the move decision for three said Bill Defibaugh chairman of this years vendors complained about not hav ing rain shelter in downtown bed liability insurance rates for the downtown were the vendors did not like being mixed together As they were Sonja 1987 Bedford county sheep and Wool and Elissa Henderson demonstrated the Art of spinning Wool on saturday at the 14th annual Bedford appalachian some of the vendors at the 14th an Nual Bedford appalachian festival complained that turnout was lower than in other it appeared As though More people visited the festival on sunday than on visitors to this years festival enjoyed live entertainment perform an antique crafts and Flea Market and an abundance of food teachers sign three year pact by Bill Clark Stak writer Fishertown salaries for teachers in the Chestnut Ridge school District will be increased Over the next three according to a contract approved by both the Board and teachers association the Board approved the three year contract with the Chestnut Ridge education association by a 61 the teacher voted to approve the contract earlier in the the contract Calls for a in crease for the next school 198788 a in and f in in another contract starting teachers salaries will Rise by Over current according to superintendent John the benefits package and other items in the contract remained virtually with the exception of term life insurance in creased from to per the biggest change in the new agreement Between the Crea and the Board will bring starting teachers salaries closer to those paid by other school a firs year teacher currently receives but that figure will go to for for the following year and for the final year of the our id venture to is among the lowest five or ten in the out of 500some Board president Kathy Popp teachers could substitute in sur rounding districts and make plus other Board members agreed with the increase in the starting with several mentioning that the District had lost Good teachers because of the Low starting love called it an appropriate and for a number of years Ridge has had starting teachers work two years at lower then receive a significant increase beginning the third under the new the starting teacher climbs from next to then to by his or her third year the top of the salary scale next year will Range from for teachers with a bachelors to for those with 30 credits beyond a masters the third year of the contract those figures will be and Jack Wentz and handle Stiffler served on the boards negotiating committee with love and the districts business Jay i feel both the Crea and the Board bargained in Good Faith and took a straightforward addressing their love commending both Wentz and Stiffler for their part in the Neotia Board dissident Ralph Ebersole said he was not questioning the need to increase starting but noted that third year teachers would still get a hefty pay hike under the new he cast the Lone vote against the the Board gave its tentative approval to a million budget for next the budget Calls for no in crease in with property taxes remaining at 115 the growth of the excluding a capital Reserve and expected Grant is approximately 8 Ickes the anticipated Revenue of is about higher than this years due to in creased state subsidies Federal programs a slight increase in local revenues and an increase in Reserve funds the expected expenses total a healthy in crease from this years the unspent Reserve should be bringing the figure closer to the in crease in the two biggest increases in expenditures Are an additional Tor textbooks and Federal and about More for debt this years debt service was lowered by the districts to just under but will return to the level next the Board retained canteen corporation to manage its although its bid was More than nutrition management it from Page 5 craftsmen Are in one Flea Market vendors in the move to the Fairgrounds from the downtown area produced mixed reactions from the vendors at this years about 50 percent of the vendors surveyed said they blamed this years Low business on that the had suffered from declining attendance in the downtown for the past several a lot of us will be Lucky to make our table space rental in sales pro fits this complained Pat a Bedford area Craft business is slower this there Arent As Many people Here As there used to be who also noted displeasure with poor management of last years said she came Back this year to give it another try since new management took but ill not come Back next they built this up so much and Drew people in on the Promise that it would be i think it is Bedford needs these hol Shwander but this festival needs to be managed other vendors reiterated Holls wanders disapproval with this years but just As Many other craftspeople and Flea Market exhibitors noted Complete Satis fac Sandra a leather craftsperson from the Harrisburg said i like the idea of being you dont have to worry about rain this Snook Snook said she May Corne Back next year if they have it another there is a big show in har Risburg memorial Day weekend that draws about since its closer for ill probably go Defibaugh said the committee knew they would be competing with major antique shows in Huntingdon and York and the Craft show in har we decided we would pro Bably draw a Large tourist crowd if we held the festival this people usually dont just go to one they like to Stop at As Many As Defibaugh Rita an exhibitor from said she liked coming to this festival since it was on memorial Day i also like being but i could make a few suggestions on improving lighting in the barns and limiting the amount of Mary an exhibitor from the Bedford and Lucille a craftsperson from roaring on Page 5

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