October 26, 2000
Waynesboro judge sends proper message to adults
A Waynesboro, Pa. judge's decision to give a six-month sentence to a man who furnished alcohol to a teenager who died as a result sends the right message to anyone who might believe the practice is harmless. Too many youths are getting intoxicating beverages with adults' help.
Richard A. Gossert was given the six-month term and a year's probation as the result of an incident last Nov. 14, in which he furnished grain alcohol to two teen-agers, including 16-year-old Seth Warford.
Warford was killed after he was run over by a car in Waynesboro, near the intersection of South Potomac and Fourth streets. The youth was lying in the northbound lane of South Potomac Street, where he was observed by a southbound driver, who stopped his car and tried to wave off approaching traffic.