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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - November 27, 1987, Bedford, Pennsylvania
Jonq Tutor combined a Fth the Everett established 1812 Mth year is november 1987 tsp 04772000 single copy 35 cents woman found dead prostitution link charged state police and Bedford county Coroner Jack Geisel Check the body of a Young woman found sunday evening Over an embankment at the rear of the Gateway truck Stop in Breeze few Back sales tax Breezewood the body of a Young woman from Ohio was found at the Bottom of an embankment in Breezewood sunday the victim was identified As Lamonica of the woman apparently was the body was discovered around 5 at the Edge of a Field below the truck parking lot behind Snyders an covered with sparse Snow and of More than 20 feet leads up to the which is a recent addition to the rear of the truck Coroner Jack Geisel said there were no obvious gunshot or Stab wounds on the he would not speculate As to the cause of death or if the woman May have been killed elsewhere and her body he said the body was to some sex the Young who is was wearing jeans and a Cole apparently was working As a prostitute at the time of her Early state police charged Derrick of with arranging or managing a business of prostitution and with corruption of the charges against Mims did not relate to the dead woman but to a 17yearold girl who allegedly also was engaged in prostitution in Mims apparently was associated with state police said Only that indications Are the victim was working As a prostitute around the truck Mims was not charged with Coles the cause of death of the 19year old Akron woman still has not been although the Case is be ing classified As a criminal an autopsy by Harold Cottle of Hollidaysburg was scheduled for tuesday the autopsy was not held monday due to the temperature of the body when according to Mims was questioned regarding the woman he apparently was the Driver of the car that was impounded in and two Brothers of the May also have been the people looking for Cole before her body was the woman reportedly was last seen alive in the Breezewood area sometime her body was found at 5 police still have not said who found the body Over an embankment at the rear of the Snyders Gateway truck or How it was identified positively within a few police monday said the body was Adja cent to a truck Stop in the Breezewood describing the location As remaining Anonymous for investigative the significant amount of traffic through the lot will add to the difficulty of locating anyone who May have seen Cole or any activity police Are said to have spoken to Gateway employees who work around the trucking portion of the the victims picture or description has not been circulated around Breezewood the Only word from police Regar Ding suspects in the Case was a few regarding he was arraigned before District Justice Charles Ferguson shortly after 5 Mon Day and jailed in lieu of two charges each of corruption of the morals of minors and three sections of the prostitution statute were filed against the the sections relate to managing the business of encouraging or enticing another to engage in and transporting another person for the purpose of engaging in pros Titu one set of charges relates to of lenses alleged to have occurred on july and the other on by Sharyn Maust associate editor Bedford county current and not enthusiastic about the sales tax proposal for counties that is pending before the tax Reform session of the state the legislature started a special session 9 to Deal with tax Reform that will Lessen the Burden of county and municipal taxes on property shifting it to wage earners and giving the local governments some flexibility to gain tax Reform has been an annual cry for Many and incoming Robert Casey asked for the legislative cases tax Reform commission drafted a package of some that got the governors backing and some that ten Bills have been in Everett tables waiver in sabbatical Everett conflicting advice caused the Everett area school Board to table an amendment to superintendent Rodney Kuhns sabbatical leave the Board had anticipated Dropp ing the requirement that who is scheduled to begin his sabbatical in return to the District to Complete the remaining six months of his the Board had wanted to take the action so that it could begin the search for an acting Dent by advertising the some of the Board members apparently questioned the legality of the and in the absence of solicitor Gordon Stroup to clarify the Board members decided to table action on the waiver until the Board meets on 3 for the Deci Sion to table the waiver was made after a Short executive the reorganization meeting was set for on the first thurs Day in in other the Board approved the audit report for july to june As it was presented by the accounting firm of Ciocca and Fred Ciocca reviewed the audit with the Board during last weeks Agenda setting session and noted that with a capital Reserve the District could anticipate a tax increase to pay for the planned High school renovation pro the Board also approved a request from the tax claims Bureau to sell the Robert Marshall property fur the property was offered at a tax Sale but failed to bring a bid for the amount of taxes that were the school having a tax Lien on the had to approve the by approving the the District will receive some in Back taxes instead of the that it was the Sale will put the property Back on the Active tax Traduce so on about 200 county com missioners joined officials of the state associations of school boroughs and cities to lobby for Reform among representatives and the commissioners were attending a state association meeting that Day so they were out in the commissioners Are All together on some Type of said Bedford incumbent Democrat Gary but not everyone is sure if a county sales tax or wage tax is no commissioner is asking for a Windfall situation we will set the for a Neutral situation one that limits added Revenue from any tax what Casey has offered the coun ties is the option to Levy up to one half percent sales he Doest Back a wage tax for which the association of commissioners what the local commissioners oppose is the option idea counties could impose a sales tax if they wanted that could create a crazy quilt of counties competing for the Consumers incoming commissioners Kim Coon and Dick and outgoing commissioners Jay Cessna and Joe Clapper All said the optional sales tax could be devastating on counties that do not have Large shopping based Many Rural coun ties fall into this for while the sales tax would bring in Revenue from tourists and it could aggravate the situation of county residents doing their shopping in the Altoona or Johnstown both of those have huge shopping malls that draw con Sumers from for Blair county had the option to impose Little or no sales Bedford would hardly dare do i dont feel that would help the property Rice wed like to keep the Money Here for our but property tax Reform is something our Farmers have been advocating for a Long for even More Rural like neighbouring Fulton or the Northern tier of the sales tax problems Are even More what we need is some Coon said after a Day on Capitol but he noted that As of tuesday the commissioners had not yet found a legislator to introduce a Bill that would give counties the option of a on half percent wage tax instead of the sales Coon and Ebersole sought out Bedford county legislators to Dick Hess was on the House floor when they arrived at his office Robert Jubelirer was in they said Jubelirer came out a few minutes to talk with Rice said that what Jubelirer told them was that there Are so Many we dont know what All will come Coon said his impression was theres a real fight Ebersole said the scuttlebutt is that the House will pass some Type of Reform measures that will have the governors but actually get ting reforms done will be up to the continued on Page 5 workers put out smokes i by Linda Williams staff writer Saxton All but two of the employees at didst Light or encouraged a coworker not for the great american smoke out on we have 211 said Janet co coordinator of the Sepa and a Large majority Are we have been very pleased with the cooperation we got Sepa also takes part in a wellness program which encourages Good health habits among in addition to encouraging employees to quit Sepa also urges Good sex and does regular blood pressure the smoke out event was planned by the employees with the help of the Bedford county unit of the american cancer both smokers and tobacco chewers participated and in some in stances individuals both chewed tobacco and so As Ramper put it was a double each smoker had an adopted mom or dad for the Day who encouraged the smoker not to Light As a further All tobacco was confiscated at the door As employees entered in the we even searched their laughed Debbie co smokers were provided with snacks throughout the there were such Nurious items As fresh on Page 8 Tim Brennan cries on the shoulder of Debbie Matthews at in a it pack a Day had Given up his habit thursday for the great american he was encouraged throughout the Day by his Debbie who offered her shoulder to cry Brennan holds a Carrot stick which was used in place of a Bedford seniors organize Center Effort a few Youthful faces intermingled with a lot of Gray Heads to total 125 at the meeting to establish a Bedford senior citizens Center held on thursday at the Bedford Trinity lutheran Alan director of the area office on aging chaired the Martha Benna represented and Alice Wright represented the Golden agers comments were heard from county commissioners Joe Clapper and Gary Jay com also Smith noted that he Felt the aim of the group was to find a senior citizen centrally it takes a lot of work and a Little bit of Luck to get a successful Center said he said that such ventures had been very successful in and but real estate is very inexpensive in those Smith the senior citizens themselves were will ing to work hard and raise a lot of Money on their Smith said that the Center would have to be Large enough to accommodate a wide Range of the Type of activities we Arent Able to have at either of the present centers at Mountain Valley or at the hotel he com Smith noted that representative Dick Hess did get the office on aging a Grant this and while that Money is already ear it might be possible that about 125 people attended a meeting thursday to spearhead a senior citizens Center for area aging on aging director Alan chaired the about 20 percent of the population in Bedford is composed of senior Cithens and county commissioners present Felt the group has a legitimate this Grant would be available again next when Smith asked if there is True interest in developing a there was an outburst of Smith went on to comment that it would take groups of people willing to work on to work on looking for and at properties and for finances to meet the speaking for the county commis Joe Clapper said i am aware that there is a need but no one As taken the Bull by the and started the Ball Clapper said that he belongs to the Hopewell Center and sees a Large group attending on a regular he suggested that there might be room in the fort Bedford inn which is to be starting with a recent Grant from the the old hotel is to be used for hous ing for the the ballroom in the hotel is to be used for social Pur Clapper the space available there would be feet and would include some Side other immediate options might in clude the store which now houses Napa parts located on East Pitt the Cost is believed to be and another would be needed for Smith and the commissioners did look at the old Howard Johnson but they did not see much potential on Page 8
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