Friday May 31 2013

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friDAY, may 31, 2013

spring cove parents are not happy

MORE THAN 200 ANGRY PEOPLE PACKED LAST NIGHT’S SPRING COVE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING. EARLIER THIS WEEK, OFFICIALS voted to lay off 2 ELEMENTARY TEACHERS AND HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND DIRECTOR DUSTIN RAINEY AT THE END OF THIS SCHOOL YEAR. ROARING SPRING POLICE WERE POSTED OUTSIDE THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GYM ALONG WITH PRIVATE SECURITY OFFICERS. officials say The cutS are part of a district-wide re-structuring DUE TO a gradual drop in the student population. 2 OTHER TEACHERS ARE RETIRING AND THOSE POSITIONS WILL NOT BE FILLED.   

driver had been huffing

Police in ROARING SPRING, Blair County, say huffing iS TO BLAME FOR a serious crash ON MAY 5TH. A SPEEDING PICKUP TRUCK SLAMMED INTO A GUIDERAIL ALONG MAIN STREET AND FLIPPED OVER, SENDING 3 people to the hospital WITH CRITICAL INJURIES. POLICE FOUND EVIDENCE INSIDE THE VEHICLE THAT The driver AND THE PASSENGERS WERE USING AEROSOL CHEMICALS TO GET HIGH. THE DRIVER, 23 YEAR OLD JORDAN BRALLIER OF EVERETT, is now in jail facing charges INCLUDING aggravated assault while driving under the influence. BRALLIER’S PRELIMINARY HEARING IS SET FOR THURSDAY.

paterno family sues

AS PROMISED YESTERDAY, The Paterno family FILED A LAW suiT AGAINST the NCAA, SEEKING TO HAVE The Penn State sanctions OVERTURNED. the SUIT INCLUDES 19 other PLAINTIFFS, INCLUDING  current Board of Trustees members and Penn State faculty, as well as former football players and coaches. A RESPONSE IS EXPECTED FROM the NCAA IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS. THE PATERNO FAMILY HAS SAID THEY WILL DONATE ANY MONETARY AWARDS TO CHARITY.

candidate bows out

ALTOONA ATTORNEY DAVE ANDREWS IS PULLING OUT OF THE RACE FOR BLAIR COUNTY JUDGE. IN THE PRIMARY ELECTION THIS MONTH, ANDREWS… WHO IS A REPUBLICAN…WON THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION…WHILE LAWYER WADE KAGARISE TOOK THE G-O-P VOTE. DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIRMAN FRANK ROSENHOOVER TELLS THE ALTOONA MIRROR IT IS UNLIKELY THAT THE PARTY WILL OFFER A REPLACEMENT CANDIDATE, SO KAGARISE WILL LIKELY BE THE ONLY NAME ON THE NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT. ANDREWS SAYS HE WANTS TO devote HIS time to HIS active law practice.

LOCAL SENATOR CONSIDERS CAMPAIGN

DEMOCRATIC STATE SENATOR JOHN WOZNIAK OF CAMBRIA COUNTY TELLS CAPITOL-WIRE THAT HE’S CONSIDERING A RUN FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR IN 2014. WOZNIAK SAYS HE WOULD TAKE A CRACK AT GOVERNOR, BUT HE CAN’T RAISE 60-MILLION DOLLARS. HIS SENATE TERM RUNS THROUGH 2016. HIS DISTRICT WILL DRASTICALLY CHANGE UNDER the LATEST REAPPORTIONMENT.

GOVERNOR WANTS TO FIX ROADS AND BRIDGES

Governor Tom Corbett IS pushING for more spending on transportation. IN ORDER TO RAISE ADDITIONAL REVENUE, Corbett’S BUDGET PLAN CALLS FOR REMOVING THE CAP ON THE OIL COMPANY FRANCHISE TAX AND RAISING THE FEES ON DRIVER’S LICENSES AND VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS. SPEAKING in Cumberland County YESTERDAY, CORBETT said his proposal would raise around 2-billion dollars over 5 years AND HELP FIX THE 4-THOUSAND STATE bridges thAT are structurally deficient. almost 10-THOUSAND miles of roads are in poor condition.

WEST NILE IS EARLY IN PA

THE STATE Department of Environmental Protection YESTERDay reported the season’s first 2 detections of West Nile virus-carrying mosquitos since surveillance began in early May. The infected mosquitos were collected May 22ND in Erie County and May 23RD in Adams County. Typically, the state’s first positive sample of West Nile virus carrying mosquitos is found in mid-June, SO IT’S early THIS YEAR. ACTING D-E-P SECRETARY CHRIS ABRUZZO IS RemindING all residents TO take proper precautions to protect against mosquitoes. THE FIRST STEP WOULD BE Removing standing water from flower pots, bird baths, and other vessels. Last year WAS a record year for WEST NILE in Pennsylvania. The first positive mosquito was found May 3RD, the earliest ever. ThERE WAS ALSO the highest recorded numbers of human, bird, mosquito and veterinary positives since 2003.