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The Boston Globe from Boston, Massachusetts • 13

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THE BOSTON GLOBE KKIUAV, DKCfc-MbkK 2B. 1H84 la Living 15 Comics 18,19 VACATION PROJECT Legislature moves toward MIKE BARNICLE adjournment By Andrew Blake I I i And then I wrote and Andrew Dabilis Globe Staff hi 1 HiLf 1 i 1 ''iri- -r--4 The Massachusetts Legislature virtually ended its legislative year early today after enacting and sending to Gov. Michael S. Dukakis two bills worth $120 mil lion. The Senate adjourned at 12:30 a.m.

to meet in informal session at 3 p.m. today. Meanwhile, House Speaker I 4 3 iS I Thomas W. McGee said an informal session today At 1 -I would be the last meeting of the House this year. It was a legislative year dominated by a leadership fight In the House which will be settled next week when McGee faces a challenge from Rep.

George Keverian (D-Everett). It was also a frustrating year for the Dukakis administration, which failed to gain passage of its priority legislation, including overhauls of criminal sentencing, the worker's compensation system and state financing for local education and the establishment of MassBank, a state development bank for major public works pro i 1 1 jects. 1 Al 4 2 it i -1 1 1 I Students and members of the staff of South Boston High School join forces to give the school a new look. Painting project was launched yesterday during school vacation. People in lower photos are senior Valentin Popa (lett) ana imogene weai, a security guara.

globe staff photos by david ryan 1 mi ui.nii hp iim mn. i.li.i.i i 1 i i-. The last-minute, late-hour wrangling that dominated so many sessions in other years went on in the House until 10 p.m. after McGee gaveled through two rollcall votes despite the cries of legislators to be recognized. "There is nothing more fundamental in the breakdown of the democratic system when a legislator stands, asks to be heard and is refused recognition," said Rep.

Stephen D. Pierce (R-Westfield). Pierce was particularly loud in his unsuccessful bids to be recognized to ask that the bills be reconsidered. One bill authorizes bonding of $100 million so communities can repair pipelies and prevent "infiltration and inflow" of unwanted sewage into their water systems. It became known as the "I and bill.

It also authorizes Boston and Springfield to spend up to $13 million of funds already appropriated elsewhere and to qualify for federal funds to rehabilitate low-income housing. The other bill creates new technology centers with a $20 million bond authorization. It would create a center LEGISLATURE. Page 17 FBI asked MDC officer about 'debugging' for Piro By Richard J. Connolly Globe Staff The FBI acknowledged yesterday that it investigated an incident in which a Metropolitan District Commission detective, now a deputy superintendent, "debugged" the State House office of Rep.

Vincent J. Piro (D-Somerville) three months before Piro was indicted this year. Special Agent Lawrence P. Gilligan, spokesman for the Boston office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said two agents interviewed MDC Deputy Supt. John Picardi in October after reports that Plcardi checked Piro's office for hidden electronic surveillance equipment at the request of one of Piro's legislative aides.

Piro was indicted June 19 on charges of conspiracy and attempted extortion as a result of an undercover FBI investigation. A mistrial was declared Oct. 13 in US District Court after a jury announced it could not reach BUG. Page 17 As 1984 begins the trek into nostalgia, here is a last-minute dip into a bucket of correspondence headed for the big round, aluminum file in the corner: Margaret Young, Boston: After reading your column of Dec. 14, re: 'Lefty' Gilday, I'm at a loss as to why The Globe pays you, but I do have an Idea for you In case The Globe ever gets wise to you: You can always apply as a script writer for Clint Eastwood It Is a misconception, which many hold, including you, Mr.

Bar-nicle, that the 'Lefty' Gildays that come about in the same world you and I come about in commit the crimes of rape and murder with just a shrug of the shoulder. The 'Leftys' on the streets and in our prisons are in more pain than you or I will ever know You see, Mr. Barnicle, we must accept our responsibility and we can do so with the compassion and pity you so handily toss aside. We can take that compassion and put it to use trying to prevent the creation of more 'Lefty' Gildays. Gee whiz.

I never realized that Lefty is such a swelljellow. He probably went bad because his mom once gave him cold oatmeal. You've made me feel so terrible that I'm on the verge of sending the poor guy your phone number so you can arrange to have a chat about rehabilitation over cookies and milk. As 'Lefty' might say: "Go ahead, make my day." Elizabeth Pircio, Braintree: You went too far when you suggested putting Miss Shapiro's parents back into school where they belong, specifically the first grade. If that isn't a discriminatory statement, I don't know what is.

Are you insinuating that first graders don't know enough to stand for our national anthem? I find your suggestion of putting these people in the first grade an insult to every first grader. I hope you are a man with a large enough character to come forward and apologize to every first grader. You're right. I'm sorry. Mark Woodlief, Newton: Let's talk ignorance You put the squeeze on Susan Shapiro Please give us teenagers a break.

You're writing from absolutely no experience. And don't try to feed us garbage about how well you communicate with the younger generation because the fact is you can't communicate with us. Very few people can. Because no one thinks the way we do. As Eddie Haskell said to Harriet Nel- son: "Gojor it.

Dude." L. Goguen, Manchester, N.H.: I can't believe it. One week before Christmas and all you can find to write about is an old whore who probably has been robbing people for years The truth is Elsie got exactly what she deserved for all those acts of immorality and crime she has been doing all her life. If she had been a decent woman she'd have been home with her family at night instead of out on the streets. Why in the name of Heaven can't you write about something good? I used to live in Boston and I know that some good things do happen.

Can't you stretch that little brain of yours and think of something good? Okay. Here goes: Stretch, one, two three. Stretch, Jour, Jive, six Hey, how about a piece concerning the day you decided to move? Mitchell Krapes, Federal Reserve Bank, Boston: My co-workers and I are involved in an ongoing debate with the subject of controversy being your legitimacy as a social critic It would go far in setting the record straight if you answered a few, simple, somewhat personal questions: How much do you make? How chic is your wife? Have your kids ever taken tennis, golf, skiing or polo lessons? Sounds like you and your co-workers might have a little too much time on your hands? No wonder people worry about the economy and don't bat an eye when it is proposed that government employees take a pay cut. Anyway, here are the answers: Not enough: very: the only lessons they ever received were from me and they had to do with how to spot a Jool. Arthur O'Brien, Worcester: Should I call you vile? Obscene? Depraved? A gutter mind with a small mentality? What do you call a man who resorts to writing about Rap Booths in the Combat Zone? Call him anything you want; just don't call him late Jor supper.

Mary Sullivan, Springfield: Your column about Christmas and selfishness left me feeling angry. Our economy is not based on people's greed and desire to buy stupid gifts I don't understand how you can say that we would have another depression if everybody stayed out of department stores in December, either Christmas is much, much more than just charge accounts and shopping sprees, you know. Forget that. Focus on what is important: Wfyat did you get? xlf Police probed 181 racial incidents in 1984 cur in Boston, Flynn said he believes the city was more peaceful this year than during the past decade. "This past summer was a classic example.

There was not the type of violence experienced in the past," he said. "It has everything to do with the fact that the people of this city are tired of division. They want this to be a peaceful city." However, Flynn acknowledged that there are still parts of the city where minorities are fearful of visiting. And he admitted that, in some cases, the perception of those in the minority community that Boston police re-REPORT, Page '20 By Joan Vennochi Globe Staff Despite a general perception that racial tensions in Boston lessened during the first year of Mayor Raymond L. Flynn's administration, the Police Department still investigated 181 racial incidents during 1984 two more than the previous year according to a report of the Community Disorders Unit.

Lt. Francis M. Roache, who heads the department's unit, says the numbers are not reflective of the more relaxed feelings he believes exist now between the races in Boston. He also said that, given the public stand tak en against racial violence by Flynn. more incidents are being reported to police.

"I'm not proud of the 181 incidents in 1984," Roache said, "but the intensity of the violence is no longer there. I don't think anyone in this city would publicly stand up any more and say he's a racist." In an interview yesterday, Flynn restated his commitment to improving race relations in Boston, calling his desire to unite the city "the single most important goal of my life." While acknowledging that racial incidents still oc -SW i fdh Ex-con is a suspect in case of N.H. girl By John Milne Globe Staff CONCORD, N.H. A man imprisoned earlier this month on a parole violation charge is a suspect in the Nov. 13 disappearance of 8-year-old Tammy Belanger of Exeter, law enforcement sources said yesterday.

Police would not reveal the man's Identity but WCVB-TV in Boston (Ch. 5) identified him as Victor Wonyetye, 41, of Rye. The station said Florida authorities wanted to question him in connection with the disappearance last spring of an 8-year-old Greenacres City girl. Exeter Police Lt. James Gilmore.

the detective investigating the case, said the man in custody "is one of many suspects" in the Belanger case. Asked how firm the suspicions were, Gilmore replied, "I'm not free to say." Chief Frank Caracciolo said a statement containing further information in the case would be released today but he would neither confirm nor deny the TV report. BELANGER, Page 20 METROREGION NEWS Pages 13, 14, 17, 20, 37, 56 2 Milton teenagers die, 2 hurt in crash By Peggy Hernandez Globe Staff Two Milton teenagers were killed and two others were injured Wednesday night when the car they were in went out of control in a residential neighborhood, hit a curb, ran against a low stone wall, struck a fire hydrant and then slammed into a telephone pole, Milton Police said yesterday. Police denied reports that a drag race preceded the fatal accident on Centre street, but said that witnesses reported a 1979 gold Trans Am had passed another car at a high speed in the 35 mph area before the accident. "There was no indication of drinking, no beer bottles found and no drugs," Sgt.

Harvey Goudy said yesterday. The accident is under investigation, he added. Declared dead at the scene by Medical Examiner Peter Leahy were Milton High School football players John Karol, 18, the owner and driver of the Trans Am. and James E. Sweeney.

17. John McCabe, 1 7, also a student at Milton High, was reported in stable condition last night after 10 hours of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, said spokesman Martin Bander. McCabe was treated for severe injuries to both of his legs and his right arm. Bander said. Robert K.

O'Connell, 18, alsaa football player at Milton High School, was reported in stable condition at Carney Hospital. Dorchester, where he was treated for a JAMES SWEENEY On baseball team JOHN KAROL Good student fractured right leg. said hospital spokesman Joseph Crowley. The accident, reported at about 1 1 :30 p.m.. occurred on Centre street near the Voses lane intersection.

Goudy said. The police said two cars carrying Milton High School students were traveling west on Centre street enroute to Karol's house. As it approached Voses lane, the Trans Am passed the other car and struck the curb, losing its right rear wheel. The Trans Am sped along the sidewalk, struck a stone wall, Icjsocked over a fire hydrant and then If it a utility pole, where the car roof was sheared off. The car MILTON, Page 20.

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