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Gettysburg Times (Newspaper) - June 20, 1987, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 1 dust in the vortex thoughts during a funeral in memory of Ralph w. Burger 1917-1981 by . Burger times staff writer six of us stood under the dark Green tent. The others had gone Back to the House there to gather together family and dose friends for food and companionship a ritual to reaffirm life for the living. My brother David and i remained behind with the priest the undertaker the two gravediggers. There was one More thing to do one More service to Render. The essayist Loren Eiseley once wrote that everything drifts by fire and flood and ruin into the final ambiguous lettering of the Earth s own Book of these last years that ruin has brushed me and mine my grand Mother an aunt two uncles. And now my father. Those towering omnipotent figures from my childhood Are even now rejoining the elemental alphabet of the Earth. Something wild and ineffable that once swept up the mute salts and minerals of the world to fling them about in a mad dance has departed. The weary particles lie Down stunned. What is the nature of that visitor that strange Force which sucks up the inorganic matter of the universe in a vortex gives it a wide variety of forms and functions and then either subsides or goes on to other business it can be argued of course that we Are the creations the creatures of our cells. Each cell is in a sense a human Culus its genetic memory storing data sufficient to the whole. Each performs in the pulsing dark of our bodies sus Taining and moving us transferring in formation to the provinces from the brain and Back again. They carry on these functions As unaware of the entity they serve As we Are of them As they do it. In another sense they Are we. They Are i. When my conscious sell is asleep they carry on. Ii i am knocked Union Cious or am very Iii. They Scurry fran Lichy around repairing damaged Cir Cuits where them May. Opening new ones where they must and Are Able. In these instances i am perhaps recreated. In Short. I need them in order that i May have a place to reside. They apparently Don t need me at deep in the recesses of the brain of see father on Page 3 Ralph w. Burger Gettysburg times vol. 85. No. 145 new Swatch still no guarantee that North Mil testify Washington est Rover group 12 in or Stark ? Home port. Brindel. 43. Of Pitts nigh. I a. Was promoted to the rank m Captain january. Lie had the Stark since Jan. 23. To. Moncrief. 32. Of hns i. Texas and Gaian. My. Recently Fin and Marine corps Mcdavi it ism for their roles in no Nuhi Iii efforts that saved the Stark in the Wake of the iraqi attack. Both the United states and Iraq have characterized the attack As a Case of mistaken identity. Shortly after the attack Gen George Crist the head of the . Cen trial command ordered a military Board of inquiry to conduct a thorough investigation of the incident. Crist is in charge of All . Forces assigned to the Middle East including the persian Gulf where the Stark was attacked. That Board was headed by rear adm. Grant Sharp and presented its final report to Crist on june 13. The Pentagon in its statement said the report was hand earned to Washington on Friday by Crist who subsequently met with Trost and adm. William j. Crowe the chairman of the joint chiefs. Crowe is now expected to review the matter and submit the investigation findings to defense Secretary Caspar w. Weinberger the Pentagon said. The final decision on the recommendations for courts martial however will not be made by Weinber Ger according to Pentagon officials that decision will probably be Dele gated by Trost to another ranking officer in the Navy s Chain of com Mand. Jeffrey m. Cook is new Public defender Transfer your Home movies to video tape of film sound wrote. 632-3941. Adv by Jeffrey b. Roth times staff writer Adams county s new chief Public de fender. Jeffrey m. Cook. 34. Likes the Challenge of criminal Law. Originally from Bucks county. Cook a Gettysburg area resident is a 1974 graduate of Gettysburg College. He met his wife Nancy while an under graduate. After graduating from Duke University of school of Law in 1977. He joined the Public defender s staff of Dauphin county. Cook the father of two children said that upon graduation he applied for jobs As a Public defender and As an attorney with Legal Aid. Like All new attorneys he said that he was Young and idealistic. The reality of the criminal Justice system makes it easy to become Cal Lous he said but it he believes it is the most interesting area of the Law. And he likes to work with people he added. In 1980, he was associated with Law office of Swope. Heiser. And Mcquaide of Gettysburg. Later that year he returned to the Dauphin county Public defender s office As first assistant in charge of 12 assistant with the election of John d. Kuhn As the second judge of the court of com Mon pleas in Adams county. Cook was hired As a part time assistant Public defender for Adams county to fill a vacancy created by Kuhn. Who was then the chief Public defender. For a time he worked As a part Lime Assis Tant pm in both Dauphin and Adams county As Well As operated his own private practice in Gettysburg. His wife did his secretarial work or said two weeks ago. Cook became a part Ner with Law firm of Wilcox and James. 238 Baltimore is. Gettysburg. Interestingly. Cook replaces Clayton k Wilcox. As Iho Public defender. Wilcox. A Veteran of the office for eight years retired to devote his time to private practice. The part Lime Public defender s position can be very demanding and during a trial Lake up a consider Able amount of Lime. Cook said Cook who was official appointed by the county commissioners on Fri Day will head up the three attorney operation. The assistant Public defenders Are David k. James. Cook s other Law partner. And John Wolfe. I Throe Are mental Halih and Wolfe handles inn. As criminal -as11 Cook said inc a full Lime position Bintlif in in is a result county Pifani 1 r. In private praiii1 the area of and est pcs. He will the authority league of his m vie Public of next year vat n 1 Stopf. Hrisco. Nanri Bure. By Curie it Jeffrey m. Cook fur Lac office which will become Acsel when Gary e. Hartman retires from the position later this year. Reefer also worked As an assailant Public defender in Dauphin county. Unless there is a dark horse candidate for the posit Ion of District attorney Cook and Keefer Are destined to face each other in the courtroom

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