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Gettysburg Times (Newspaper) - April 6, 1990, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Delone speech team members in nationals Page 5a special Spring Home and building edition with today s times track Bermudian Springs beats Biglerville Page in Friday Gettysburg times Gettysburg a april 6, 1990 vol. Is no. S2 site r seven guilty in anti nuclear protest by . Burger times staff writer seven Maryland residents arrested at an Adams county pro test marking the second use of a nuclear weapon in warfare were found guilty thursday of defiant trespass. Wayne Cogswell Albert Donnay Gwen Dubois Lauralee Humphrey Charlene Knott Elizabeth and James Small All of various Maryland addresses had protested in front of the main Gate to site a the alternate joint communications Center in Liberty township on the anniversary of the nuclear bombing of the japanese City of Nagasaki on aug. 9, 1945. Site a sometimes referred to Loc ally As underground Penta is reportedly a location from which part of the us. Government and its military command would operate from during a nuclear War. It was that function and the government s consistent attempts to keep that fact secret that Drew the protesters group spokesperson Yvonne Small said thursday night. Nobody from site r was really allowed to testify As to what site r she said. I think there is a conspiracy of silence and i think in an open society that is wrong. Nuclear War in t something that is million project going to happen far away it will happen right is. Small has said in the past that she and her friends believe the existence of site r is a violation of International Law in that its use during a nuclear holocaust would be in effect genocide. During her testimony is. Small was cautioned not to give speeches after she began relating list of the group s beliefs. The next witness Wayne Cogswell refused to take a stand though Adams county pres ident judge Oscar f. Spicer allowed him to state his reasons Cogswell a Burly bearded Man stood and said he did t see any sense in testifying if he would not be allowed to have an Opportunity to explain his actions. 1 Don t think the court is going to let me testify in my own he said. My constitutional rights Are being Over Ridden Here. Pm being made out a criminal Here without a Chance to in his closing arguments however Adams county District attorney Roy a. Keefer urged the jury to separate the issues that the trial was not about whether or not any body was in favor of nuclear War or nuclear weapons. The trial was to determine whether or not the seven defendants had been guilty of trespass after about a half hour of deliver Littlestown school construction bids set by Bill Neil times staff writer after holding three meetings to discuss and Analyse the matter the Littlestown Board of education has awarded the last two bids for a million rolling acres renovation project awarded were the bids for the Asbestos abatement process and the bid for the heating ventilation and air conditioning vac work. John d. Smarsh school District superintendent noted that the awarding of the Asbestos bid was the More critical of the two since no other work could be started until that one is completed further delay of the starting Date would threaten an already tight schedule for the remainder of the project. The superintendent noted that following wednesday s action construction on the rolling acres elementary school project will begin on april 16, Only a week later than the planned starting Date of april 9. Meanwhile a Littlestown High school building and renovation project is running about a month behind the roiling acres project or. Smarsh added. Total Cost of the renovations and construction on the two school buildings is set at million. The school Board awarded the rolling acres Asbestos abatement contract to the first capital insula Tion company of York at a Cost of the Low bidder for the vac contract was plumbing design of Hanover which was granted the contract for All five of the bids were to be approved at the Board s a monthly meeting on March 19, however questions arose regarding some of the contractors backgrounds namely their financial stability and prior projects. The Board opted to award Only three bids at that time and gave its architect Thomas Gilbert additional time to look into the references of the Carlisle firm j. E. Hur Ley which submitted the Low bid As general contractor. Meeting three Days later or. Gilbert reported that the references were satisfactory and the Board unanimously voted to award . Hurley the contract. But due to similar questions about the relatively new Hanover firm of plumbing design Low bid Der for the vac contract yet another session was scheduled so that or. Gilbert would be Able to conduct a background Check on them. Also because of some mathematical errors and miscalculations by contractors who submitted bids for the Asbestos abatement work it was decided to re open the bids on that contract and make a decision on wednesday night As Well. The additions to rolling acres elementary school include 14 new classrooms for kindergarten Art Reading special education and fourth Grade. Renovations will be made to the health suite Kitchen and cafeteria. Superintendent John d Smarsh also pointed out that once the Asbestos abatement project begins at rolling acres the cafeteria will be closed for the remainder of the school year. Bag lunches will be see school on Page 3a inside Ann landers.5 b business.6 b classifieds.6-11 b comics.9 a crossword.8 b deaths.2 a fire police.3 a lottery.3 a sports.1-4 b Star tracking.9 a television.8 a weather.2 a an Apple a Day farm mkt. Easter Flowers Candy bedding plants roses. Daily adv Carol Ann Shoppe selected Spring fashions 25% off. 228 Bufo Dave. Across from pizza a Burg adv special 2 Cedar rockers table. Regularly Sale saturday sunday at Karen s country store 610 Weikert Road. 642-5666 adv Spring fashions. Prom gowns. Bridals. Mother s. Pendleton Sale. Country store Bville adv action the jury found seven Gustv verdicts. What bothered me was that they seemed to want to use the courtroom As a forum for their Polit ical Keefer said latest Nurs Day evening i resent that and feel it is degrading to the Legal the Rev. Martin Luther King or. Was arrested for his civil disobedience he instructed his lawyers not to bail him out of jail or deny the charges against he said. He figured that was part of the Price he paid for his these people seemed deter mined to avoid the consequences of their act through manipulation of the Keefer said. It did t sentencing in the Case was deferred until May 30, and judge Spicer ordered the probation office to perform a pre sentence investigation on each of the seven to deter mine their individual ability to pay fines. Pre sentence investigations Are not usually done in cases where the sentence is to consist of a Fine which May mean that the court is considering a Fine against at least some of the defendants near the maximum for a third degree Mise Meanor it is unlikely that sentencing will really take place on that Date How see site r on Page 3a poses on the Steps of the old Adams county courthouse in Gettysburg thursday after being convicted of defiant trespass for refusing to Stop blocking a Gate at an Entrance to a top secret military site in times Phu m by i larger Liberty township South of fail Field. Group members Are from left Wayne Cogswell. Jim Small Charlene Knott Lauralee Humphrey. Gwen Dubois Yvonne Small Albert Donnay and defense attorney James Feldman. Hanover Blaze flames leap from the roof of Kleffel s mens clothing store and apartments at 39 Baltimore St. In Hanover Early today while a firefighter right receives oxygen during the four alarm Blaze. Adams county con times photos by Bill tool reported that at least five fire companies from Adams county were assisting Hanover and other York county companies on the scene of the massive Blaze which broke out about . Thursday. College students stage pro Choice by Traci a. Lower times staff writer Gettysburg College was one of a number of colleges throughout the country that took part in National Day of Campus pro Choice actions on thursday. Campus organizer Beth Peabody of the women s action group explained that the main purpose of the Day was to not Only inform the students of recent political events but to explain How one can help in the fight for a woman s right to Choice. This is something that is Hap pening in campuses All Over the country this she explained. Students Are learning what is Hap pening in their Home states and what action they can take in order to preserve their at the Gettysburg College Cam pus the tables were Busy with Stu dents signing petitions stating that they believe in a woman s right to Choice. Each student was also told How the legislator s from their Home state voted so they could sign appropriate letters according to is. Peabody pro Choice legislators will be sent signed letters thanking them for their support and the other Legisla tors will be sent letters telling them that their Job is on the line. The students could also sign a voter s pledge stating that they will Only vote for legislators who Are pro Choice. Many of the students who were taking part in the activities thurs Day said they Felt that the govern ment does not have the right to take away the Basic Freedom of Choice and that an abortion is an individual s decision. In addition to the information tables and letter writing Campaign the students had the Opportunity to listen to Myrv Beth Maxwell Dis cuss the pro Choice movement among colleges and universities nationwide during a lecture thursday evening. Is. Maxwell is the organizing director of the us. Student association and Trainer of the National abortion rights action lease Narad Campus or project. On Friday there will be a pro Choice meeting to mobilize students who Are interested helping with pro Choice actions on the College Camus. Pro Choice event Gettysburg College was one of a number of colleges through times photo by Trad a. Liver out the country that took part in National Day of Campus pro Choice actions on thurs no

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