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Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 1, 2011, Tyrone, Pennsylvania
Obituaries milk a i 12911 3 Woodrow w. Stark Woodrow w. Stark 96, died wednesday March 30, 2011 at 6 30 . At Windy Hill Village Philipsburg. He was bom february 24, 1914 in Bay City Michigan the son of the late John and Helen Einfeldt Stark. He was married in 1955 in Philipsburg to Lola Reese who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two sons William John Stark and David l. Stark and a sister. Alma Mckim. Surviving Are a sister Dorothy Bainey of Philipsburg and two Brothers Robert p. Stark and his wife Pat of state College and John f. Stark and his wife Donna of Philipsburg. He is also survived by five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Or. Stark was a 1932 graduate of the Philipsburg High school. He was a self employed building contractor for several years. He then was employed by the Federal government for a number of years As a mine inspector until his retirement. He was a member of the Bald Eagle United methodist Church. He was an army Veteran of . Friends will be received at the Beezer Heath funeral Home 719 e. Spruce Street Philipsburg a. On saturday april 2 from 6 to 8 . And on sunday from noon to 2 . Funeral service will be held on sunday april 3 at 2 30 . At the funeral Home with Rev. Christopher Klopp officiating. Memorial contributions May be made to the Bald Eagle United methodist Church 2785 Bald Eagle Pike Tyrone a. 16686. A. School districts grapple with potential cuts Philadelphia apr teachers. Kindergarten programs Art and music classes. School officials across Pennsylvania say All that and More is on the chopping Block in Light of the governor s plan to reduce education funding More than $1 billion. The cutbacks would affect districts Large and Small from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh to tiny Wyalusing. Republican gov. To a Corbett says he is trying to close a multimillion Dollar Hole in the state s budget. But the depth of the cuts a a Complete reversal from the previous administration s eight straight years of increased education funding a has left Many districts stunned and scrambling. Quot we re in such bad shape financially because of the Lack of Money we re going to be getting from the state Quot Wyalusing superintendent Ray Fleming said thursday. Quot we be seen those kinds of deficit numbers before but we always assumed the state would come students Are worried too. About 200 students in the West Shore school District staged sit ins at several schools last week to protest cuts including the environmental education program and literacy and computer coaches. On wednesday hundreds of students marched in Philadelphia where District officials anticipate a $293 million loss in state funding. Quot we feel As though he s taking away too much Money from schools and putting it into prisons Quot said Shayla Johnson a 17-year-old Junior at Overbrook High school who participated in the protest. Corbett wants to reduce Public school Aid by $550 million and eliminate $259 million in subsidies for programs such As All Day kindergarten. He also wants to Cut $224 million in reimbursements to districts whose students Transfer to charter schools. The department of corrections would see a slight increase of $13.5 million under Corbett s spending plan. Education Secretary nominee Ron Tomalis has said the education cuts would hit poorest districts hardest. He contends the Money has t bought higher test scores but school advocates Point to districts like Philadelphia which saw eight consecutive years of gains in Reading and math. Both Republican and democratic lawmakers after hearing dire predictions from educators at budget hearings have said the reductions May be too Steep. Pittsburgh Public schools stand to lose $34.1 million in state funds threatening a pre kindergarten program serving 2,500 children and an afterschool program for 3,800 students who need help in Reading and math. Pittsburgh also slashed its capital improvement budget for 2011. The District had planned to borrow More than $60 million for 43 projects but now plans to borrow just $15 million. Quot in this difficult fiscal climate it makes absolutely no sense for the District to borrow and spend $60 million on capital projects Quot superintendent Linda Lane said. The Wyalusing area school District in Bradford county with fewer than 1,500 students faces a budget deficit of More than $2 million and May have to Cut More than a dozen teachers and aides. The superintendent of the warriors Mark Burket cemetery please remove All Christmas decorations by april 15, 2011.famiiy fun blast updates Kelly Wike state farm Check is needed. Insurance will not be pro the Chim car shift Vidag a by Day seats Jileck will be let a fed for a Laler Date. Susquehanna Community school District in Susquehanna county has said Small Rural districts like his eventually will be forced to merge or shut Down if the fiscal situation does t improve. In Philadelphia officials predict an Overall deficit of $629 million next year a 20 percent of its $3.2 billion budget. That could mean halving the District s Central office staff eliminating arts music and gifted programs increasing class sizes and reopening contract negotiations with teachers among other drastic measures. The number of potential teacher losses is unclear As the District plans to offer an Early retirement program to help reduce layoffs. Superintendent Arlene c. Ackerman has already announced she will work 20 unpaid furlough Days to help cover a smaller deficit this school year. Other top administrators Are taking 16 furlough Days. Ackerman said in a statement thursday that she was heartened by the students protest. Quot these Young people have the greatest stake in these budget discussions so it was very encouraging to see them students of All Ages coming together to fight for their future Quot she said. Some Pennsylvania school districts plan to raise property taxes to Cushion the loss of state and Federal stimulus to Rei Kluts Mcm no most Nam om�mxsavf0502 Ter schedule m a cof bios towns my Pic mme if a Winiy family pm blast. A a a a legislature winds up 3 weeks of budget hearings Harrisburg a. Apr besieged by democratic critics As the legislature wrapped up three weeks of hearings on gov. Tom Corbett s budget plan thursday the govenor s top fiscal adviser found himself repeating this phrase fairly often Quot we re going to have to agree to As the debate Over spending cuts and other changes Cobett advocates shifted Fixman Public sessions into less formal discussions among Corbett and legislative leaders. Budget Secretary Charles Zogby betrayed no expectations about what lies ahead. Quot As hard As we might wish that there were More revenues. There just in t some big pot of Money somewhere that we can necessarily plug into this budget Quot he told reporters after More than three hours of Back and Forth with members of the House appropriations con Pittee. The Republican govenor s $27.3 Willicm budget for the year that starts july 1 keeps his Campaign Promise not to increase state taxes or fees and relies largely on spending cuts to Avert a projected $4 billion shortfall. House appropriations committee chairman William Adolph a Delaware predicted that the top controlled general Assembly would approve a final budget without a tax increase and before the june 30 deadline. Sen. Jake Corman a Centre said leaders have agreed to try to resolve the budget Early though efforts to restore some of the funding Corbett wants to Cut Are inevitable. Corman chairs the Senate appropriations committee. For example Corbett s proposal to slash state Aid by 50 percent for the 14 state owned universities and the state related schools a Perm state Pitt Temple and Lincoln a is deeper than any other governor is advocating this year. "1 Don t think there s any question particularly on higher education there will be a move to restore some of that funding Quot said Corman whose District includes Penn state s main Campus. Quot Well just try to move the numbers around to try to help out higher members of both parties on the House panel pointedly questioned Zogby about various concerns but democrats aggressively challenged the administration to justify deep cuts in funding for Public schools and higher education As Well As Corbett s refusal to consider a state tax on natural Gas drilling. Rep. Matthew Bradford a Montgomery said Corbett s plan to slash Aid to Public schools by $1 billion will simply Force Many local school boards to make up the lost state Money by increasing local property taxes. He said the value of Homes in his suburban Philadelphia District depend largely on maintaining Good schools. Quot we just refuse to believe that dumping Down our teachers that increasing our class sizes will improve student performance Quot he said suggesting that the Republican administration is seeking to promote ideas from Quot right Wing think Zogby contended that the govenor s plan preserves Quot Core Quot academic programs and that districts could save Money by halting the common practice of providing automatic pay increases to teachers who earn a master s degree and by tying teachers compensation to their performance in the classroom. Quot Why do we give teachers simply for existing another year a salary increase Quot asked Zogby who served As the state s policy director and education Secretary under former goes. Tom Ridge and Maik Schweiker. Rep. Joe Markosek the ranking Democrat on the committee agreed with Bradford. Quot most reasonable people would conclude that with the cuts that we have on the state level there will be increased taxes necessary on local local school districts and other entities Quot the Allegheny county lawmaker said. Rep. Greg Vitali criticized the governor for advocating painful cuts in programs that Benefit Many pennsylvanians while standing firmly opposed to any new tax on the Energy companies Rushing to Pennsylvania to Cash in on the Rich natural Gas deposits trapped deep underground in the Marcellus shale formation. Quot it s absolutely indefensible As a matter of Public policy that the governor just tenaciously and i la Tell you pig heatedly refuses to consider a Marcellus drilling tax when every other major Gas producing state has this tax Quot said Vitali a Delaware. Cobbett who received nearly $1 minion in Campaign contributions from the Industry has said he wants the state s Economy to get the full Benefit of the Industry s investment and that a tax might prevent that. Besides he promised before voters elected him that he would not increase taxes
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