The Boston Globe from Boston, Massachusetts on April 17, 1994 · 38
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M1 For Family Fun! tr fjut AirDteT n. rtt us 1, orpesn stop step mmm n DFjsnf n muc. ormTE auuwdb? wsctui nwMiLmmwiwi& ma iiiiiiwnruariifwwrin.inri-iwEur.nir mm trnmimammmmmmmu. mmmnMirnnmtstiim siusa KHirisifiemijtacarai mu Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10-9:00; Sat. 10-6; Sun. 12-5 A16 Show nets suspect in murder TV story leads to Canada arrest By Brian McGrory GLOBE STAFF A 42-year-old New Bedford 'man, wanted in the 1988 stabbing death of His estranged wife, has been captured in Montreal after his story and picture were featured on the NBC show "Unsolved Mysteries," Montreal police said yesterday. Shortly after the show aired Wednesday, Montreal Police received a flurry of telephone calls from the city's Portuguese community about David Vieira, who was living in a central Montreal neighborhood, working at a fishmarket playing soccer and bartending for his Portuguese athletic club. Vieira, who was living under the pseudonym Antonio Pacheco, was arrested without incident in his home Friday afternoon, Montreal Constable Bernard Perrier said yesterday. He was being held in jail throughout the weekend, awaiting a hearing tomorrow morning. Meanwhile, Detective Sgt. Richard Ferreira of the New Bedford Police went to Montreal to begin extra-' dition proceedings, police there said. Vieira was wanted in the July 25, 1988, killing of his estranged wife, Alice Arruda, who was also his first cousin, two weeks after the couple separated. As Arruda was inside her apartment with a boyfriend, a man burst in and stabbed her two dozen times with a butcher knife and a car jack, police said. Since he was indicted in absentia on a first-degree murder charge by a Bristol County grand jury in 1990, Vieira has been one of the state's most wanted fugitives. In Montreal, friends said they were shocked that their fellow athlete - considered a skilled goaltender even at age 42 - could also be a murderer. Vieira was so enamored with soccer that the name he took, Pacheco, was that of a Portuguese soc'-cerstar. Vieira worked at a fishmarket and, for the last two years, was a volunteer bartender at the Sports Montreal Benfica club, for which he also played soccer. "We don't understand," said Joao Rodrigues, club president. "He came here six or seven years ago. He played soccer here. He is a good guy. We don't have problems with him. For us, we don't understand the case of this guy. He doesn't have problems here with anyone." "Unsolved Mysteries" flashed Vieira's photograph on television and said he was an avid soccer player. Police in Canada said they received more than 30 telephone calls after the show. Two Mends shot in Mattapan By Michael Grunwald GLOBE STAFF Two close friends - one a teen-age METCO student, one a high school graduate in his early 20s -were shot yesterday afternoon in Mattapan, triggering outrage among neighbors who described the victims as local role models. Lawrence (Cisco) Fernandez, who neighbors said was 16, and Wayne Small, said to be 23, were shot around 5:55 p.m. outside Small's home on Ruxton Road. Fernandez, who lives a block away on Rugby Road, underwent surgery last night at Boston City Hospital for gunshot wounds to the back and leg, and was expected to survive. Small, who was shot in the leg, was in stable condition at BCH. Police spokesman James Browning said he had no information on the shootings last night, except to say police had made no arrests. According to unconfirmed reports, police were searching for two neighborhood residents who witnesses said sped away from the scene in a maroon Volkswagen Jetta. Last night, residents of this tight-knit neighborhood off Cummins Highway described Fernandez and Small as longtime friends who avoided trouble and often played together with neighborhood youngsters. "Cisco's like my little brother, and Wayne's like my big brother," said Tanya Lee, 21, of Ruxton Road. "Everybody looks up to them around here. This is pathetic." , Residents throughout the neighborhood recalled hearing a sharp "pow-pow-pow," and several said they came outside to see the Jetta tearing toward Blake Street Neighbors said trouble in the area has been heating up with the weather, with at least two incidences of shots fired in recent weeks and a noisy altercation Thursday night. "Every time the weather gets nice, people start shooting each other for no reason," said Bonnie Crosby, 20, of Rugby Road. "This was broad daylight It's just crazy." Fernandez, who neighbors said attends Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School through the METCO program, works during the summer at a nearby community center. Small, a graduate of Hyde Park High School, is employed year-round, neighbors said. "They're just all-around regular kids, walking the straight and narrow, trying to survive in society," said Patricia Wright 38, of Rugby Road. "This is a real shame." "It's getting redundant, all this shooting," said Lee, cradling her young daughter. "Everyone used to come here to get away from their neighborhoods. Now this neighborhood is just like their neighborhoods." Health care back on table D REFORM Continued from Page 29 est? : Will small-group insurance re-, forms designed to make coverage more affordable and reliable, which virtually everyone applauds, have much impact in whittling down the number of uninsured people? Does anything in either the Republican or Democratic proposals provide coverage for part-time workers, who comprise a substantial portion of the uninsured? Can any 'substantial progress occur with zero new state funds, as both parties promise? "Gap-filling insurance programs look deceptively easy but create as many problems as they solve," warned Alan Sager, Deborah Soco-lar and Peter Hiam of the Boston University School of Public Health, in testimony last week. "They are hard for people to use, costly to administer and create incentives for cost-shifting and gaming." Many critics say Weld's proposal, relying mainly on the willingness of small-business owners to start offering insurance in exchange for tax credits, simply won't work. A Dukakis-era pilot program that offered sizable tax subsidies to small businesses for insuring their workers brought in 127 employers and newly insured only 535 workers. " Experiments in other states have produced similarly unimpressive results. ' ." "Tax credits haven't really been effective anywhere," said Robert Mollica of the National Academy for State Health Policy, based in Portland. "Oregon had one. It did bring in some people, but not many. Cali- , fornia had one, but cut the program out primarily because of a budget deficit" Catherine M. Dunham, an advi-1 sor to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a national philanthropy that sponsored large-scale experiments with subsidized small-business health insurance, agrees. "This has been remarkably well studied," she said. "The research shows that if businesses don't see this as being in their best interest, they don't want to get into a social contract that sets them up for further rate increases." Even Baker acknowledges that tax credits might not make much difference, and that the problem may require a "mandate" on employers to help workers purchase health coverage. "If a voluntary system does not work, and if there is no alternative federal reform, we would revisit the need for mandates," says a backgrounder distributed by his office last week. . It may be, given the antipathy . Weld and the small-business community have for the Dukakis-era employer mandate scheduled to take effect next January, that Massachusetts had to mount a full-scale trial of tax credits and voluntary coverage. If so, it is not at all clear why such an experiment could not have been launched at the beginning of Weld's term rather than at the very end. If the attempt had been made then, the commonwealth would have had some answers by now. There is some reason to put more faith in the House Democrats' proposal to provide direct state health insurance subsidies to workers earning less than three times the poverty rate ($43,056 for a family of four). A previous Massachusetts trial run of such nongroup insurance subsidies five years ago was extremely popular, and it bypasses employers' reluctance to offer coverage. "The states that have implemented successful subsidy programs have provided them to individuals," not businesses, Mollica reports. Still, such subsidies tend to be expensive, because the families who need them most have the lowest incomes. "All states are capping the number of people who would be cov- ered," Mollica notes. Rep. Carmen Buell of Greenfield, House cochairman of the Joint Health Care Committee, says the Democrats' bill would cap the number of people who could obtain subsidies. Still, she projects the program would provide coverage to 200,000 workers for $170 million. That works out to only $850 per worker - not much help toward a health insurance policy than can cost $5,000. Moreover, there is considerable wariness among both Massachusetts hospitals and advocates for the poor about the plans of both Democrats and Republicans to fund such schemes out of the $330 million state funding pool that buys hospital care for the uninsured poor. The Boston University group called this "stealing from the sick poor whose care is paid for from the pool now, in order to give money to the healthy poor through newly subsidized insurance coverage." The plain truth, as struggling low-wage workers could tell Beacon Hill, is that you can't spend the same dollar two different ways. IWAREHOUSE CLIEAMCE SAIL El fUEFF. OAX WOOD DOUBLE PEDESTAL DESK j fOT f EELCASE A., fll W"YS mWust sale; 3 ' 2-DRAWER .CjfJ ' HC3 ZJ LATERALS C1 89 rf yViw K 42" wide . VlVi over tVdJnr.mn miller Jj t 70 X'Stf tOYK CHAIRS -f 75& ! MJJ , . , ; - SALE U CaKd! SA Ix,t4 &ikJ iil-A? Zh- s tfeyagy fe-teV fffumBimm,hm ifiJiniJiifcirtii minimi- imm. mi f 1 1 In an. 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