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Doylestown Intelligencer (Newspaper) - March 30, 2015, Doylestown, Pennsylvania or twitter Thelt Ehnes i 1acebook.com/theintetl $1.00final four is set cd monday. March 30. 2015preliminary hearing set to begin in fraud Case by Marion Callahan staff writer a preliminary hearing in a $20 million insurance fraud Case against a prominent politically connected Bucks county family is scheduled to begin monday at the old courthouse in Doylestown. Claire Risoldi 67, her son Carl 43, and his wife Sheila 43, All from Buckingham and daughter Carla 48, of Solebury Are accused of bilking insurer Aig in claims filed for three fires at the family a Buckingham mansion according to the Pennsylvania attorney Claire Risoldi Carl Risoldi Sheila Risoldi Richard Holston Mark Goldman Carla Risoldi general a office. After the last fire in 2013, the family falsely accused Volunteer firefighters of stealing jewelry a state grand jury said in a report released in january. Each fire was of a a undetermined origin according to the report released by attorney general Kathleen Kane. The family members Are charged with More than a dozen felonies including corrupt organizations filing false insurance claims and theft by deception. The grand jury also recommended criminal charges against two alleged co conspirators private detective Mark Goldman 54, of Wayne and fabric Vendor Richard Holston 51, of Medford lakes new Jersey. In a preliminary hearing that is expected to last a week District judge c. Robert Roth of Quakertown will determine whether there is enough evidence to Send the see Risoldi Page Al Indiana governor defends new Law critics Are fearful the Law which gov. Mike Pence says is not discriminatory would allow businesses to refuse service to Gays. Indianapolis apr Indiana gov. Mike Pence defended the new state Law that a garnered widespread criticism Over concerns it could Foster discrimination against Gays and lesbians and said sunday it Wasny to a mistake to have enacted it. Pence appeared on abcs a this week with George Stepha Nopoulos to discuss the measure he signed last week prohibiting state Laws that a substantially Bur Den a persons ability to follow his or her religious beliefs. The definition of a a person includes religious institutions businesses and associations. Since the Republican governor signed the Bill into Law thursday Indiana has been widely criticized by businesses and organizations around the nation As Well As on social Media with the has tag Boycott Indiana. Already consumer review service Angies list has said it will suspend a planned expansion in Indianapolis because of the new Law. Pence did not answer directly when asked at least six times whether under the Law it would be Legal for a merchant to refuse to serve Gay customers. A this is not about discrimination this is about empowering people to confront government overreach a he said. Asked again he said a look the Issue Here is still is tolerance a two Way Street or sexual orientation is not see Law Page a2 Elihe int Tel 54� morning Shower 31� then Clearing. B3 Index advice. C6 movies. Chi classified i obituaries b6 comics d6 puzzles 04 editorial a to. Chi lotteries a2 no Money Page 14161 0000 Survey finds signs of optimism in Durham Bat mine by Freda r. Savana staff writer before a devastating disease swept through the Durham bal mine in the mid-2000s, it was a Choice location for an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 hibernating bats. During a recent Survey the Pennsylvania game commission and a Kwh on la no the heritage conservancy which owns the mine and 90 surrounding acres found 13 bats in the seven layers within the Rural mine. While that May not seem like great news it is a a Glimmer of Hope a said Shannon Fredebaugh contributed the Pennsylvania game commissions recent Survey found 13 bats alive in the Durham mine once Home to about 10,000 bats the conservancy a Volunteer coordinator who participated in the challenging biannual Survey that included crawling through narrow dark spaces to reach the next chamber. Bats were found scattered in various sections of the mine. Although the number of bats declined from the 23 found in 2013, four species one More than the last Survey were found hibernating she explained. Little Browns big Browns Tri coloured and Eastern Small footed bats were identified. It was discovering the Eastern Sinai i footed species considered a threatened species in Pennsylvania that researchers found encouraging said the conservancy. T hese signs could hint at a possible rebound in the future the conservancy noted. A another Small hint at possible recovery is the stabilization in numbers during summer Bat counts in the area a according to heritage officials. A this suggests that bats might be adjusting their set bats Page a2 v Irv a % i in in disc Bucks St Monaco dining a program of tonner <7ihico i set a Tui fact in of Here s How it works buy membership Well Send you a membership kit prefer it a c and to any of the participating restaurants. Your card will allow you to buy an entree and get one free us your membership one time each at As Many of the participating restaurants As you would like by May 1,2015. Tell 215-949-4125 a Man Mem order yours today j k a your motto is vets helping other vets. Over there we took one Day at a time now we want to assist veterans who need de Sabol photos by Chloe Elmer staff photog Raphel desert storm Veteran David Pearl right shares a moment with Jesse Hill treasurer of the Delaware Valley Vietnam veterans after a speech during a ceremony sunday in Bristol township remembering the 42nd anniversary of the withdrawal of . Troops from Vietnam. An enduring Welcome Vietnam vets honoured a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a i by Elizabeth Fisher correspondent veterans from All service branches saluted As the american Flag and the Black and White pow Mia Flag were hoisted. A three gun Salute followed at a ceremony sunday at the Headquarters of the Delaware Valley Vietnam veterans in Bristol township. T he occasion was a ceremony to Mark the 42nd anniversary of the withdrawal of . Troops from Vietnam signalling the end of a 10-year conflict and North Vietnam a release of what it claimed were the last of its american prisoners of War. It would be four More years before the last of the american troops came Home. Set vets Page a2 Bristol resident Dennis Parr a Navy Veteran who served jew. From 1969 to 1973, raises fhe in a lag with Pearl on sunday. Parr s son served two Tours in Iraq As a Marine Hospital corpsman

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