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Tuesday, March 28, 1989
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(A 2B JheBurfagtoe (Vt.l fnm Preu. Tueidoy. March 28. 1989 Sanders praises imperfect Cuba By Lisa Scagliotti Free Press Staff Writer i ', Cuba may not have a free society, but it has given its people strong health care and education services, Burlington Mayor Bernard Sanders said one day after returning home from the island nation. i "Cuba has solved some very important problems," Sanders said at a news conference Monday. "I did not see a hungry child. I did not see any homeless people. Cuba today not only has free health care but very high quality health care." J Sanders lauded Cuban economic reforms such as free health care, universal education and low-pficed food while noting that some housing is still deplorable. ; He tempered his praise, noting that the Cuban government does not allow political dissent. "Cuba is; not a perfect society," he said. "There are political prisoners in Cuba." But with homelessness, illiteracy and unemployment, the United States is also imperfect, he said. : During his stay, Sanders and his wife, Jane, visited schools and hospitals and spoke with workers, people on the street and public officials. He said the mayor of Havana was open to establishing a sister city relationship with Burlington, which now has two sister cities Puerto Cabezas in Nicaragua and Yaroslavl in the Soviet Union. Sanders also spoke of the popu S. Burlington approves By Mike Donoghue fjree Press Staff Writer ) A proposal to expand Allen-tjrook, a home for troubled youths, fjom 14 to 20 teen-agers was approved unanimously by the Siouth Burlington Zoning Board of 4djustment Monday night. i The board also rejected a re-cjuest for a creation of a mini-rfiart at a Williston Road service station. iThe approval for Allenbrook is nsidered a preliminary move tbward a possible expansion at the Allen Road site, said Nancy Sim-abn, president of the the group hjome's board of directors. "This is a very, very first sep," said Simson after the meeting. The board will conduct further study before making a djecision, she said. J The home is designed to help cjuldren who have trouble living with their natural parents or in a f pster home, she said. It is limited tp children of middle school and high school age, both male and female, Simson said. I "We offer them an opportunity X to live together in a very structured setting," she said. J The zoning board stipulated in Professional Announcements Dr. J.E. Manning Jr. and staff have purchased the remaining real estate abd dental facilities at 164 North Main Street, St. Albans Vt. from Drs. RJn Kaye and Verdarber-Ulrick. We really appreciate the wonderful support of our patients and know this purchase will increase our patients' comfort and convenience. Office hours remain -Monday and Friday 8-Tuesday and Wednesday 8-7. Closed Thursdays. 524-5555. In Memoriam IA Loving Memory of Leo A. Li&Berse, who passed away March 28, 1985. Good memories are steadfast Reliving moments past And thinking lots of you Makes me feel less blue. Pausing now & then SO's to remember when...! Love ya "Cramps", Junebug. Cords of Thanks I would like to thank my relatives, neighbors, and friends who helped celebrate my 97th Birthday with many beautiful cards, flowers, and gifts. Alice E. Stone. We the children of Helen Brodeur would like to express our deepest thanks to our relatives, friends and neighbors for their kind expressions of sympathy during the loss of our dear, sweet mother. A sincere thank you to Mgsr. John Fradet for the beautiful service that he conducted at Christ the King and also to Father John Milanese for concelebrating. Also many thanks to IBM, Burlington Electric Light Co., GE and New England Telephone for their gifts of flowers and contributions in Mom's memory. And to the staff of Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, thank you for your help during this difficult time. God bless you all. Love and Prayers, Claire, Jeanne, Paul, Lucille, Maurice, Rene, Dorli, Elaine, Gerard (Joe), Pauling and Michael. larity of Cuban President Fidel Castro, whom he did not meet. "The people we met had almost a religious affection for him," he said. "The revolution there is far deeper and more profound than I understood it to be. It really is a revolution in terms of values." This was the third international trip Sanders has taken as mayor of Burlington. Last year, he visited the Soviet Union and in 1985 he visited Nicaragua. Sanders said there is a reason for his travel choices. "I want to see the enemy," he said. If the United States tried to discuss differences with these countries, there would be more money available for domestic programs, Sanders said. Sanders also called for a more relaxed U.S. policy regarding travel to Cuba. "People of the United States cannot simply get on a plane and go to Cuba," Sanders said. His trip was coordinated by the non-profit Center for Cuban Studies, a New York City firm that arranges educational visits to Cuba. In his last week as mayor, Sanders will speak at the universities of Ottawa and Manitoba in Canada and Princeton and Rutgers universities in New Jersey. He also confirmed he has incorporated a venture named the Center for Democratic Studies. Sanders did not elaborate on the organization but said he hoped for federal tax-exempt status to obtain grants and other funds to "get involved in a number of areas." The home is designed to help children who have trouble living with their natural parents or in a foster home. September 1981 that 14 youths would be the maximum allowed when the original variance was granted, Zoning Administrator Richard Ward said. Ward said one of the three buildings on the site has not been used by the group home. The building has been leased out, Simson said. There is no timetable for any Schools try to From page 1B mandate that AIDS be taught in the schools, according to a study by the Council of Chief State School Officers. At least nine states introduce students to AIDS education beginning in kindergarten, according to the same study. In Vermont, where there have been 38 reported AIDS cases, the Education Department has issued a curriculum guideline and has hired three consultants to give presentations in the schools. An informal survey last year found that all the state's high schools, including Burlington, had offered some AIDS instruction, said Sara Simpson, health education consultant for the Education Department. Burlington is one of the few schools in the state that has devised a comprehensive AIDS program for all grades, Simpson said. Both South Burlington and Chittenden Central School districts have offered AIDS education for high school and middle school students, but not for elementary grades. A year and a half in the planning, Burlington's two programs will cover basic information about the disease, transmitted through sexual contact, blood transfusion and sharing intravenous needles. Next year, the programs will be integrated into the regular health Death Notices WILLIAM E. WHITE BRISTOL William E. White, 76, died Sunday, March 26, 1989, in White River junction after a long illness. Born in Bristol on March 1, 1913, he was the son of Era and Dora (Ward) White. Mr. White served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the DAV. Mr. White is survived by his wife, Marguerite (Lowell) White of Bristol; two daughters, Mrs. Roger (Janice) Martell of Bristol and Mrs. Harold (Virginia) Miller of Swanton; 1 8 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother, George White; three sisters, Ethel Ward, Bertha Jewell and Frances McDermott; and several nieces and nephews. A son, Donald, died in 1 982, and two sisters, Eva and Ruth, predeceased him. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 1 a.m. at the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. MARGIE GRACE LOCKE WATERVILLE Margie Grace Locke, 79, passed away Easter Sunday Sunny side up University of Vermont students Matt Smith, front, and Jen Dyment take a break between classes Monday to enjoy the sun on the library steps. youth-home possible expansion. "We'll continue our planning process to see if it is even feasible," she said. In other action the board voted 3-2 against a request by Wesco Inc. to operate a convenience store in conjunction with a service station on the corner of Williston Road and Airport Drive. dispel kids' and science curricula. In coming weeks, students in grades six through eight will discuss a variety of subjects, including ones on how AIDS is transmitted sexually and how it can be avoided. The program also provides more general health and sex education information to place the disease in a context, Duncan said. "We designed everything so that the first time they hear about sex it isn't in conjunction with a fatal disease," Duncan said. Programs for the elementary grades will not address the sexual aspect of the disease. Instead, the class will focus on how one can avoid getting AIDS, how to safely clean up blood in an emergency and how AIDS can be transmitted by an infected mother to her baby. Despite the sensitive information that will be covered in the program, it has not raised yet any controversy. Parents can withdraw their children from the program, but as of Monday no students had been removed from the class. "I'm very happy that the Burlington parent community is ready to look at this," Duncan said. The district has offered two programs for parents and will air a show on Channel 15 on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. that will address how to talk about AIDS and sex and Funerals evening, March 26, 1989, at the Copley Hospital in Morrisville. Margie was born in Waterville on July 4, 1909, the daughter of Edwin and Jennie (Codding) Locke. She lived all her life in Waterville surrounded by her loving and devoted family. Margie was a supportive and interested member of the Waterville Union Church, the Ladies Aid Society and the Waterville Cemetery Association. She was a former correspondent for both the News and Citizen in Morrisville and the Suburban List in Essex. In spite of the fact that she was a polio victim at the age of 5 and confined to a wheelchair all her life, she took an active part in the lives of her family, church and community. Margie faced life courageously and happily. For several years she lived by herself in the village and had a gift shop in her home. In later years, Margie lived with her devoted brother Lloyd, who cared for her faithfully and lovingly. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Margie is survived by one sister, Edwinna (Locke) Giddings of North Hyde Park; five brothers, lloyd A. locke, Roger G. Locke, Wilmer E. Locke, and Wilbur C. Locke, all of Waterville, and Philip G. Locke of Morrisville; seven nephews, Randolph Rich- '', i. ..... A - KAREN PIKE, Free Press proposal David Simendinger said the site would continue to be a full service gasoline station, but wanted to add a sales area for soda, cigarettes and possibly beer. It would be similar to the store on the opposite corner, he said. Several board members, were concerned with the impact of traffic on the area. William Simendinger said he thought the store would make the area safer because the westbound cars turn right safely into the station's yard rather then attempting to turn left and cross two lanes of oncoming traffic. AIDS fears Tips for parents Parents may find talking about AIDS with their children awkward. Here are some tips from Dr. Paula Duncan, health coordinator for the Burlington School District, for discussing the disease with children. Look for a good opportunity to talk with your children. For example, you could discuss AIDS after watching a news program on the disease. Get the facts. The U.S. surgeon general's report is a good source of information. Practice talking about AIDS with another adult before speaking with your children. Keep it short and simple. Check with your children a few days after your initial discussion to see if they have any lingering questions or fears you can address. with middle school students. Students who have questions that are not covered by the curriculum will be directed to ask their parents. "The parents need to be co-educators," Duncan said. Held ardson and Leonard, Ronald, Lynwood, Edwin, Stephen and Lyle Locke; five nieces, June Smith, Mildred Piper, Kathi Locke, Adena Dalton and Marlene Hodgdon; many grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Ray Richardson, in 1972, Mayland J. locke, in 1988, Lyle H. and Leonard E. Locke, who died in infancy. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Waterville Union Church with Pastor Cuyler Thayer officiating. Interment will be later in the spring in the Mountain View Cemetery in Waterville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Waterville Union Church, care of Ruby McNally, treasurer, RR 1, Waterville 05492. Visiting hours will be this evening from 6:30 to 8:30 in the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, Main Street, Fairfax. Funerals Held BURLINGTON SPARHAWK, Joyce Mulac A memorial service was held Saturday, March 25, 1989, at 1 1 a.m. at Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., with the Panel cuts highway fund From page 1B eliminating them from the plan as recommended by the agency, but took no vote. Lt Gov. Howard Dean also expressed concern over the proposed cuts in paving projects, but said he generally supports the agency's effort to locate highway construction for elimination. "I don't know why the agency chose those projects, but it is an excellent step in the right direction," said Dean, who has proposed eliminating or delaying about $20 million in projects over the next several years. "My only question is I'm not sure this is drastic enough in the (future) years," Dean said. "We must project the savings over the next five years or we'll just be back here going through this again." Dean and Obuchowski agreed their respective chambers appear headed in the same direction on how to handle the Transportation Fund deficit taking a hard look at cutting construction projects already planned and approved by past Legislatures. "This is not the year we need a Band-Aid approach to the problem," Dean said. But Obuchowski noted the administration's reluctance to work with lawmakers on finding the appropriate projects for elimina- Teachers' crisis committee reformed The Burlington Education Association has re-established its crisis committee because the teachers' union and School Board have not ratified the contract the two sides tentatively agreed to more than two months ago. The two sides have not agreed on specific language in the contract, said Edward Ahearn, negotiator for the union. Ahearn said if the contract, which took 13 months of bargaining to settle, is not ratified soon the union may Jericho water service to be interrupted JERICHO Repair of a leaking water main along Vermont 15 will interrupt service to village water department customers today at 9 a.m. Water will remain off until work is finished. "We really don't know how long it's going to take. The frost is pretty deep," said Patricia Keith, water department treasurer. Frost heaves, which commonly cause bumps in the road, can affect underground utilities. "It obviously has caused a break in Births Medical Center Hospital Burlington BUSHEY, K. Robert and Karen (Kennedy), Bristol, a son, March 1 5. BRODSKY, Erwin and Lori (Marks), 203 Maple St., a son, March 24. DEGUISE, Bruce and Tess, 33 Northgate Apts., a daughter, March 25. FARNSWORTH, Martha, Colchester, a son, March 22. FRIEDLANDER, David and Patricia (Granitz), Milton, a daughter, March 24. GRIECO, Basil and Verina (Steiner), 93 Caroline St., a daughter, March 26. HANSEN, Craig and Stasia (Poirier), Pittsburgh, N.Y., a daughter, March 26. KOUROFSKY, Stanley and Loraine (Holloway), West Chazy, N.Y., a daughter, March 25. LACLAIR, Ronald and Lynda (Handy), Hyde Park, a son, March 25. MARSH, Brian and Tammy, Dickinson Center, N.Y., a son, March 24. NEVINS, Alan and Jane (Black-mare), Vergennes, a son, March 22. QUINTIN, Shawn and ROBAIR, Laurie, Milton, a daughter, March 22. STANLEY, Kevin and Mary Ellen (Decker), St. Albans, a daughter, March 25. TRAVER, Terry and Helen (Larose), Milton, a daughter, March 26. Central Vermont Hospital Berlin DEWOLFE, Richard and Carrie (Verger), Middlesex, a son, March 25. DRYER, James and BRADLEY-DRYER, Susan, Barre, a daughter, March 25. EDWARD, Jeff and MCMAHON, Danielle, Worcester, a daughter, March Rev. Donald Van Dreser of the First United Methodist Church of Burlington officiating. Interment will be in the spring in the family lot in Colchester Village Cemetery. ESSEX JUNCTION STRATTON, Charles "Buck" Funeral services were held Saturday, March 25, at 2 p.m. at the Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., with the Rev. John Marshall of Jericho United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Eldridge Cemetery in South Burlington in the spring. WINOOSKI PARISEAU, Yvonne D. Funeral services were held Monday, March 27, 1989, at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen's Church with the Rev. John Leaoux officiating, assisted by Deacon Eugene Ducharme. Interment followed in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington with Father Ledoux reading committal prayers. Bearers were David and Bob Pariseau, Michael, Thomas and Christopher Sheppard and David Viens. Arrangements were by the LaV-igne Funeral Home. ST. ALBANS BRIGGS, Mildred F. Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Farrar Briggs were held on Monday at 2 p.m. in St. Luke's Episcopal Church with the Canon Stanley H. Irving offi- 'We're part-time, ;J we're not experts. We've got to get information. We're letting (the agency) say where the ax : should fall.' Michael Obuchowski D-Rockingham tion. Gov. Madeleine Kunin has recommended a series of tax andri fee increases, rather than projects cuts, to balance the fund. "It's been the Legislature vs": the Administration in terms of getting the Agency to respond to. legislative inquiries," he said.?r, "We're part-time, we're not exTi perts. We've got to get informal tion. We're letting (the agency) say-i where the ax should fall." One issue still unresolved: Some members of the Transporta'-,. tion Committee, who initially';, voted to cut construction of an interchange off Interstate 89 for -Bolton from the plan, now hope to restore the exit. Obuchowski said his panel has not addressed the question and is" uncertain what action they will, take on the proposal. reopen negotiations. School Commissioner Rusself Donovan, D-Ward 4, said the twiff sides disagree on how much a few, teachers should be paid under the-T. contract. Donovan said the union is trying to renegotiate a contract that had already been settled. ' . 4 Ahearn said it was the firstv time the two sides had been unable to ratify a final contract. The crisis committee will keep teachers informed on the status of the , contract. .1?,Z the pipe." Keith said a pedestrian discov ered the leak Sunday afternoon.5" "There is a lot of water running away. It's bubbling out of the ground," Keith said. She said re- pair equipment won't be available until today. The area affected will be from-i the bridge on Vermont 15, by Chittenden Mills Beverage Mart" west toward Essex. For informa-"" tion, call Keith at 899-2938. 26. HUDSON, Steven and Darcy (Sher.vt, man), Barre, a son, March 25. LAVALETTE, Peter and Lisa (Water- house), Craftsbury Common, a daugh"-:" ter, March 25. PALMER, Robert and CHOUINARQ Linda, Barre, a son, March 26. Northwestern Medical Center " St. Albans GINGRAS, Todd and Angelic-r (Gagne), Highgate, a daughter, March" 25. SHEETS, Patrick and ALLEN, Bren-, da, West Swanton, a son, March 24. Copley Hospital Morrisville ' '.zj! DAMON, Lawrence and AUSTIN, Elizabeth, Waterbury Center, a daughter, March 20. JONES, James and Annette (Tol-r. man), Craftsbury, a daughter, Marctlli 20. L'HEUREUX, Steven and Kerry (Mak, loy), Waterville, a son, March 18. LANGLOIS, George Sr. and Barbara ' (Woodard), Eden Mills, a son, March'" ' 22. TOMLINSON, James and Laura., (Scullin), Johnson, a daughter, March ' 20. 7 Deaths -A LOCKE, Margie Grace, 79, Water--ville, Sunday; was a former correspond dent for the News and Citizen Morrisville and the Suburban List in Essex. ; WHITE, William E., 76, Bristol, Sun- ' day. ". ( Paid classified advertising dating. Organist was Ethan Newton. The lord's Prayer was sung by Lawrence E. King. Delegations attending represented the St. Albans Daily Messenger, Security Services of the University of Vermont and the Fireside Club and Women's Fellowship of the First Congregational Church. Bearers were Gary Rutkowski, Leonard Parent, Gene LaFountain and Reginald Austin. Entombment followed to await interment later this spring in the Farrar family lot in Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Heald Funeral Home. WAITSFIELD HARRINGTON, Erie, R. Services were held from the! Warren United Church Monday at a.m., with its pastor, the Rev. Michael) Caldwell, officiating. Organist for the? service was Virginia Roth. Bearers' were Richard Rivers Jr., Maurice La-? Vanway, Michael Quenneville, Stanley! Martin, John Keith ond Dwight Harring-l ton. The Rev. Caldwell led the congre- action in the hymn, "He Leadeth Me.'i, A delegation was in attendance from) the American Legion Post 75 of Wait-), sfield. Entombment followed services in the Hope Cemetery Vault in Waterbury pending later committal services in the Warren Village Cemetery. The Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury was in charge of arrangements. I 1 V

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