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Gettysburg Times (Newspaper) - March 2, 1990, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Guest Little gallery hosts Durbin show Page 5b food Cheryl Cline is in the Kitchen Page 7b hoops Delone s Becky Timmins gets Point Page in Gettysburg times 300 Friday Gettysburg a March 2, 1990 vol. 88, no. 52 baby Sitter charged in East Berlin infant s death by Marshall d. Black times staff writer a 22-year-old Dover pa., woman was arrested thursday and charged with criminal homicide stemming from the Jan. 10 death of an East Berlin pa., infant. Northern York county regional police said they arrested Theresa Marie Wagner of Kenray Avenue in Dover and charged her with one count of criminal homicide and one count of endangering the welfare of a child. Police said she was committed to the York county prison without bail pending a preliminary hear ing. Bail forms. Wagner was expected to be set by the court sometime next week. On Jan. Crys Tal Marie Seachrist died at poly clinic medical Center in Harrisburg from head injuries. The infant s Mother Ellen Seachrist said thursday night that she was glad that Justice was being but would not elaborate. Following a six week medical investigation into the cause of the death of Seachrist Dauphin county Coroner Graham Hetrick and or. Isadora Mihalakis a forensic pathologist at Lehigh Valley Hospi Tal in Allentown presented their medical findings wednesday mom ing to a 25-member state attorney general s medical Legal advisory Board on child abuse in Harrisburg. They agreed with our findings that the injuries were inconsistent with the fall of the child described Franklin twp. Supervisors get 7 water line by Deb Varner times correspondent Franklin township supervisors thursday night received bids from seven contractors for replacing deteriorating township water lines. Bids were As follows Springfield contractors inc. Of Glen Bock in York county for Conewago contractors inc. Of Hanover for Mait land Brothers inc. Of Goetz demolition inc. Of Orrtanna for Fayetteville contractors inc. In Franklin county for Vogele inc. Of har Risburg for and j. Myers building inc. Of Hanover for the supervisors voted during the regularly scheduled meeting to take the bids under consideration and give the information to the Franklin township municipal authority. Plans to coordinate a zoning ordinance for the township will begin at a meeting on wednesday april 4, at . Supervisor Gary Ebert reported that a work shop is being held with Adams county planners the Franklin township planning commission and the supervisors to begin setting up guidelines for a zoning plan. During his report township solicitor John r. White said approximately acres of land has been placed in the township s second agricultural Security area. The supervisors reviewed Public hearing notice on the agricultural Security area. The hearing is set for thursday april 5, at . In the Franklin township Elemen tary school auditorium. In other business or. White said he had received the Amend ments that the Dallas City lawyers have made to the Dallas City entertainment ordinance. He is researching the amendments and expects to have the township Ordi Nance finished soon. The ordinance will give the town ship authority to regulate and con tool the adult entertainment businesses that have opened in the area code enforcement officer Larry Smith gave an update on the new township building along scots school Road. He said the garage Heaters and office Heaters Are now operating and the inside paintings almost finished. Robinson s excavating has completed the septic system which was inspected and approved thursday by township sewage enforcement officer Greg Dunbar. The supervisors discussed the possible Purchase of an american Flag to hang on the flagpole outside the new township building. A Pennsylvania state Flag has been offered to the supervisors by state sen. Terry punt a Waynesboro. Or. Smith said he will Check into purchasing the . Flag. Building enforcement officer Clyde Topper gave a report saying information about the 1990 . Census Survey will be in the next township newsletter. Franklin township residents will receive the newsletter with their tax notices. The Board closed the meeting to the Public at . For an executive session requested by supervisor Alex Kessel. Littlestown police change phone number As of thursday March 1, residents of the Borough of Littlestown began using the same phone number to reach the police during daytime hours As they currently do during evening hours and on weekends. Mayor Charles f. Bridinger has announced that the 624-2101 number should be used 24 hours a Day for police emergencies As of thursday. That number will put Borough residents in Contact with the Adams county emergency operations Center which will dispatch police by the mayor said. It is the same number that residents have been using at night and on weekends mayor Bridinger noted that the current daytime police number should be used Only for non emergency Calls which do not require the immediate response of the police. The change Over to full time dispatch of police through county control is being made at this time because of the conversion to a new Type of radio communications system by the county communications said or Bridinger. He said the new system has been installed by the county to eliminate radio interference which police have been experiencing for some time from other users of the same radio frequency utilized by the local police. The mayor urged Littlestown residents to change their listing of emergency numbers noting the new daytime number. The use of one number for the police 24 hours a Day should eliminate any confusion that May have existed in the past when two different num Bers were mayor Bridinger added. Inside Ann business.----------. 9 b classifieds.9-12 b comics.7 a a 2 a fire police.3 a food_________________3 a lottery. 3 a b Star tracking.7 a television--------.6 a weather.2 a and therefore agreed that the cause of death was or. Het Rick said thursday. The Dauphin county Coroner said that the infant died of intracranial Haemorrhaging or internal bleeding in her head. The Board recommended that the Case be turned Over to York county District attorney h. Stan Ley Rebert who on thursday for Mally filed the charges against Wagner or. Hetrick said that the meet ing with the Board was to deter mine whether the injuries the infant received was consistent with the statements made by is. Wag Ner to investigators shortly after the incident occurred. On Jan. 8, Northern York Reg ional police said that while allegedly in the care of is. Wagner at her Dover Home the infant received the head injuries and was transported to memorial Hospital in Spring Garden township York county. Investigators said that is. Wag Ner who was babysitting the infant told them that sea Chest was jumping on a bed and fell on the Concrete floor which was Cov ered with a thin Rug hitting her head and fracturing it. But due to the extent of the injuries police said that Seachrist was transferred to the poly comic medi Cal Center in Harrisburg which has a neonatal unit for the treat ment of Young children. The baby was pronounced dead at the Hospi Tal by Dauphin county Deputy Cor Oner Lee rung at . On Jan. 10. Times photo of Bih Schwartz life skills Benefit models who wih represent Gettysburg area stores in springboard to the a fashion show and fancy dessert Buffet being held at the Hanover country club in Abbottstown include Caroline Trostle front of the Carol Ann Shoppe and from left second Row Phyllis Crispen Carol Ann Shoppe Joann Jacoby Apple tree boutique John Steinour menswear Back Row Donna Garfinkle Apple tree boutique Shane Grifo menswear Shoppe. The show is scheduled for 7 . On wednesday March 14. Proceeds Benefit life skills unlimited a private non profit United Way Agency which is dedicated to meeting the recreational and social needs of physically and mentally challenged individuals in Adams county. Littlestown turnout Ligpit but questions Are animated by . Burger times staff writer free annual pickup delivery with Complete Spring service on your unit at Dietrich s Lawn Garden Biglerville. 677-8139 adv despite a relatively Light turn out area residents asked a number of animated questions Ana made several suggestions to county officials thursday night in Littlestown. The occasion was the sixth of seven Road shows hosted by the Adams county commissioners and the county office of planning and development the purpose of which is to answer questions and receive suggestions about the county s scheduled comprehensive plan update. Last nights meeting was hosted by commissioner Robert w. Klunk with assistance from John i. Tim Callenbach and Richard h. Schmoyer of the county office of planning and development and John j. Corris the county s new agriculture preservation coordinator. The current plan has been in place since 1972. Unforeseen growth and a raft of new Environ mental legislation have left the old plan hopelessly outdated. The meetings being held every thursday evening in the seven High school cafeterias in the county have usually drawn Between 50 and 60 residents and elected officials. Last night s meeting Drew 35. County officials have expressed some disappointment that More elected officials have not turned out in Large numbers for the events though there have been some at each meeting. At the meeting held in the Gettysburg High school cafeteria feb. 15, Only one Gettysburg Borough Council member Charles Songer attended the meeting. The commissioners Callenbach and Schmoyer have All said in the past that they have been pleased Overall with the turnout at the meetings though each has said they wish residents would make More suggestions for what they d like to see a comprehensive plan address. Such a plan Schmoyer said is not an ordinance or a Law but a set of general guidelines to help steer growth along paths shaped by plan Ning principles. Attendance at last night s meet ing boosted the total to Over 300. Or. Hetrick said that the medi Cal investigation into the death of Seachrist was complicated by a con genital head condition that the infant had. Medical examiners said that when the infant was 354 months old she had an operation to create a soft spot on her Skull. They said that she was born without a cell membrane which is necessary for proper Skull growth. Because of the circumstances of the Case we had to do some pretty extensive testing to prove conclusively that what we had was a Hommr. Hetrick said. The infant s father is Rick seach Rist of Mechanicsburg. The infant s maternal grand Mother 71-year-old Clara e. Yost of Dillsburg said thursday night that she Hopes that is. Wagner what she deserves to be penned in an interview with the Gettys Burg times Jan. 28, mrs. Yost said that she had visited Crystal seach Rist in the Harrisburg Hospital the Day before the baby died and that she had seen Black and Blue Marks on the left Side of the infants face and Down her Back. Or. Hetrick said thursday that he personally did t know whether the Marks were on the infant s face and Back or not. Prior to the autopsy results being released wednesday police called the death of the infant sus in addition to police and the York District attorney s office the infant s death was also being investigated by York county child Ren and youth services county plan meeting nets a bottle bill9 by Bill Neil times staff writer in his opening reinarts a thurs Day night s Adams county comprehensive plan meeting in Littles town county commissioner Robert w. Khok noted Fiat one of the objectives of the sessions was to maximize Public however he probably did t count on such input so quickly. A proposed bottle Bulf for the county was Given a boisterous reception As Union township Resi Dent and environmental activist Mary minor declared we can do it after making her remarks mrs. Minor circulated a petition which asked the commissioners to Legi slate a bottle Deposit Bill which would include All beverage containers. Such Bills already exist in some states but not in jurisdictions As Small As Adams county. The introduction of the petition was met enthusiastically by the crowd which burst into spontaneous applause As the Handwritten document began its circulation. In All nearly 20 Over half of those in attendance signed the petition. I heard a lot of people express interest in this and i thought that tonight cd give it a mrs. Minor said As she perused the Sheet full of signatures. And the fact that we got such an overwhelming response shows that the people really do want such a she said. She went on to say that the Peti Tion will be circulated throughout the Community before it is formally presented to the commissioners. Commissioner Klunk cautioned however that such a Bill would be very difficult to enforce especially since none of the adjacent communities currently have similar legislation. This is Only the beginning and i think the county has More clout than we mrs. Minor said adding that if the people really want to see such a Bill enacted their determination could Over come such governmental reluctance. To convinced that the people want this but the state seems to be totally the environmental activist noted this should Settle it once and for several other comments were made under the category of environmental concerns especially the preservation of wetlands and groundwater. Mrs minor expressed her con Cern that too Many people Are using too Many chemicals on their lawns which eventually seep into the water table and cause contamination. Tim Callenbach of the Adams county office of planning and development said that because water is such a concern in the face of unprecedented growth the con Cerns Are legitimate ones. There Are two types of water ground and he said explaining that although ground water is usually less expensive to get and use. It is just As vulnerable to contamination and harder to clean up once ifs polluted.37 or. Schmoyer noted that the county s planners must be careful in their planning As far As water supplies Are concerned especially in the Littlestown area. Pointing to a map which identified the water yield of each segment of Adams county he stated that there Are significant differences from one end of the county to the other. Down Here in Littlestown there is a poor yield. Three sides of the area Are classified As poor to mod he noted. Several comments were also voiced in reference to the condition of some of the county s major roads most of which weren t designed to handle the current volume of traffic. Specific roads cited were route 30 and a. Route 116 notably the treacherous a carve in Bon and several poorly marked intersections along a. Route 97 near Littlestown. Or. Schmoyer said that such major thoroughfares Are being scrutinized in the revision of the comprehensive plan and it must be decided whether available funds will be used to improve existing roads or create and develop new ones. Tenn Dot is putting about into this so we want to be sure to identify the problem he said. Glory9 program coming to Cyclorama Gettysburg National military Park in cooperation with the National Park service mid Atlantic regional office in Philadelphia is announcing a special program relating to the . Coloured troops of the civil War. This offering was spawned by the tremendous critical Success of the recently released motion picture officials said. The program Black soldiers White officers Gray history How glory3 can be the Best civil War movie Ever made and still not get it right will be presented at the Park s Cyclorama building at 11 . On Friday March 16, by or. John d Entremont associate professor of history at Randolph Macon women s College in Lynchburg a. Or. D Entremont was nominated for the pulitzer prize in biography in 1988 and won the Allen Nevins prize of the society of american historians for the Best dissertation in the United states on american history in 1982. He has published Southern emancipation Moncure Conway the Ameri can years 1832-1865" and lectures widely on historic topics. Ups officials said the Public is cordially invited to attend this program devoted to improving understanding and expanding knowledge regarding cultural diversity in our history

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