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THE BOSTON GLOBE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1995 l Sister Anne Marie, 75; founded philharmonic orchestra in Haiti By Tom Long GLOBE STAFF Sister Anne Marie of Boston and k Haiti, former mother superior of the i -Society of St. Margaret, an Episcopal religious community for women, " died Friday in St. Margaret of Scotland Convent in Aberdeen, Scotland. ;; She was 75. ' For many years, Sister Anne Marie was the director of Holy Trinity School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, -where she founded the Holy Trinity : Philharmonic Orchestra, an ensem- ble that serves as Haiti's unofficial ; state symphony and has developed a close relationship with the Boston '. :;Symphony Orchestra. " ' Though she had no musical train-t ing, Sister Anne Marie founded the ' orchestra in the early 1960s. , , "I was convinced that the time - "had come to do more than pour food ;'into the hungry and medicine into i the sick. I was struck by the art of -the elementary age children, by ; -their use of color and rhythm," she said in a 1979 Boston Herald story. "'"I was also overwhelmed that these .'Children would never have the opportunity to know if they had special musical talent or to develop such talent." . By 1968 the ensemble was play-'ing for Sunday church services. "The v?group was a curiosity," she said, ''discordant but wonderful." As the orchestra's young players became more proficient, they began performing at Haiti state functions, including the funeral of its former leader, Francois (Papa Doc) Duva-:3ier. They have toured the United States several times. In 1973 a performance at the .p'Church of the Advent in Boston was -'attended by several musicians from 34he Boston Symphony. "They couldn't believe what they were 'jseeing.the five blind students, the ""children whose feet didn't touch the v floor, the conductor with no train-i ;ing," Sister Anne Marie said. The orchestra developed a close ; relationship with the Boston Sym-phony musicians, who have helped : DEATHS ' SPLAINE Of Lynn and Peabody. Septem- - , bar 27. Pauline "Peggy" (CippolettQ, 85 years. Wife of the late John Henry Splaine. Mother of Jo-Anne Erelli of Lynn, John J. Splaine Jr. of FL. Grandmother of 1 1 and preat-grandmother of 11. Mother of the late Mary Rafferty, sister of the late Louis Cipo-letti, Michael Cippoletti, Filomena Cogliano, 'j Elizabeth Torelli and Anna Fioccoprife. Fu- i neral Friday at 8 a.m. from the Cahilt-Bro-deur Funeral Home, 20 Church St., PEA-BODY- Followed by a Funeral Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Ann's Church, South Peabody. Rela- , -. tives and friends are respectfully invited. Vis-iting hours Thursday 4-8 p.m. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Lynn. STEFFANIE-Of Stoneham, Sept. 26, Elsie , E. (Suto). Wife of the late John F. Steffanie. i. Mother of John Steffanie of Fair Lawn, NJ, Joan S. Leonard of Stoneham. Grandmother of Alison A. Leonard of France, Nicole E. v,. Leonard of Boston, Cara S. Leonard of Stoneham, Rosemary Steffanie of NJ, and v-- Barbara Steffanie-Lenr of NY. Great grand-n -mother of Cedric and Lucie Philadelphia of win. France, David and Steffanie Brian of Stone-. cham. Funeral from The Anderson-Bryant Fu- neral Home, 4 Common St., STONEHAM, -. .Friday at 8:15. Followed by a Funeral Mass '., at St. Patrick's Church at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Thursday f I 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. VSTONE-Of Hyde Park. Sept. 26. Louise B. .rr(Jurewicz) mother of Pamela A. Sullivan of i Windham. NH. Sister of Brones Jurewicz of Westford, MA. Loving grandmother of Kimberly A. Chaput of Hudson, NH, Kather-cine A. Huber of Atlanta, GA. and great . -grandmother of Taylor A. Chaput. Funeral v- service private. Arrangement by Carroll-Thomas Funeral Home, rIYDE PARK. STRANGE-Of Waltham, Sept. 25, 1995, ivvBertha R. (Smith). Mother of Emest R. of iri Framtngham. Dennis E. of St. Petersburg, i, L, and the late Wayne R. Strange. Sister of b,w7heresa Kulesza of Medway, Robert Melnick , .rpf FL, and the late Katherine Hickey, Bud Smith and William Melnick, Also survived by .'.'."6 grandsons and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are Invited to attend the Funeral Friday from the Joyce Fu-rvneral Home, 245 Main St., WALTHAM, Followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, at a time to be announced. Visiting hours Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Burial in - Newton Cemetery. TANZI-Of Newton. Sept. 26, Serafino. Be-.r loved husband of the late Rosa (Bortone). j-n Devoted father of Amalia Piccirilli, Grandfa-f'-i-ther of Tina Chisari & great grandfather of " Mario and Sandra Chisari all of Newton, Also survived by an aunt Teresa Petrucct of Hyde " Park & several nieces & nephews. Funeral r- "from the Andrew J. Magni Funeral Home, 365 Watertown St., Rte. 16, NEWTON, Sat- " urday at 8:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral "J Mass in Our Lady Help of Christians Church, "Newton at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours Friday 2-4, 7-9. M Burial will be in San Giovanni Incarico, Italy. '.' . Memorials to Our Ladys Church Sanctuary Fund, 573 Washington St, Newton 02158 -. would be greatly appreciated THEODOROU PIERCE Esther There will be a memorial service in her memory on -..October 15. 1995 at The Holy Trinity Greek ,. Orthodox Church, 214 Court Street, Bing-hamton NY, 13901, from 10:30am - T2 c noon. Esther passed away September 7, 1995. Those wishing to make a contribution - to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Es-other's name, may do so. THOMASI AN-TIMPAN Y-Lee G.. of , Cape Elizabeth died Tuesday evening fol-lowing a long illness. She was born in Bos-' " ton, MA a daughter of Joseph V. and Sylvia (Gordon) Brady. She was a graduate of Win- fhrop High School. She was also a graduate . of Mass College of Art graduating with a " Bachelors of Fine Arts. Mrs. Thomasian re-l.ceived her teachers certificate from Bridg-,r water State College. Mrs. Thomasian taught Fine Art at Rockland Junior High School & L'also taught in the Cultural ArtsT'rograrn for ('. gifted students. She was a Function TJi rector - Public Relations Consultant for Hugo's Restaurant in Cohasset, Massachusetts. I.. She was a campaign staff member for John "Volpe, Governor of Massachusetts, and a 'campaign staff member for John Sears, ' Mayor of the City of Boston. Mrs. Thomasian - : was Project Director for Management Assis- ' tance of Boston. She was a member of Professional Women's Club of Boston, World Affairs Council, Maine Opera Association; " l Longfellow Garden Club of Portland; Scar-borough Garden Club; Friends of Scarbor- J.-'ough Library; & the Scarborough Historical Society. She was a Past President of Cohasset Women's Club; Elected Member Repub- :' lican Town Committee- Town Chairman y?. Heart Fund; Cohasset Director of Volun-teers, So. Shore Hospital; American Field Service Committee; V.P. & Director Of Pro-"" 'fessional Women's Club of Boston; She served as town Chairman for Lester Gates -(for Representative, Town Chairman for Rich-;-'ard Nixon for President: Past president of '"-Scarborough Friends of Library; Board member of Longfellow Garden Club; & Di-, rector of Scarborough Public Library. She Vi was also an extensive World Traveller. Her c husband, Berge Thomasian, died in 1982. Surviving are 2 sons- Mark J. Timpany of Cape Elizabeth, Stephen V. Timpamy of Wellesley, Mass., 1 sister, Joan S. Allen of ?'Tempe, Arizona, 2 grandchildren- Ian D. and "Ryan J. Timpany of Wellesley, Mass. Grave-' "( side Services will be held 1 1 AM Saturday at Ocfliverside Cemetery in Cape Elizabeth. Ar-oangements are by Jores, Rich & Hutchins funeral Home, 199 Wltodford St., Portland. .Relatives & friends are invited to call at the Funeral Home on Friday evening 7-9 PM. acquire instruments for their young colleagues and often visit Haiti to help train its players. Born Anne Marie Bickerstaff in Richmond, Va., Sister Anne Marie graduated from Simmons College and entered St. Margaret's Convent in 1945. From 1954 until 1977, she was director of Holy Trinity School, where she also established a gift shop and vocational school. She was mother superior of the Society of St. Margaret from 1977 to 1989. She was named Alumna of the Year by Simmons College in 1976 and received an honorary doctorate from Northeastern University in 1977, the same year she was named a commander of Haiti's National Order of Honor and Merit by president Jean-Claude Duvalier. In recent years, Sister Anne Marie returned to Port-au-Prince, where she once again became director of Holy Trinity School. She leaves her stepmother, Lou-" isa Bickerstaff of Richmond, . Va. A funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. next Thursday in St Margaret's Convent in Boston. Burial will be in St. Margaret's Convent Cemetery in Duxbury. Service set Oct. 3 for Frances Howard A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 3, for Frances Min-turn (Hall) Howard of Boston and Newport, R.I., a poet and author who died July 23 in Massachusetts General Hospital at age 90. Mrs. Howard wrote "All Keys are Glass," a collection of poetry, and "Beacon Hill, Hub of the Universe," a collection of humorous stories about life on Beacon Hill, where she lived for many years. The memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. in King's Chapel House in Boston. DEATHS TICCHI-of W. Bridgewater, Sept. 27, Mary A.(Covezoli). Wife of Andrew P.Ticchi. Mother of Andrea Proffetty of Bridgewater & Dr. David Ticchi of Cambridge. Grandmother of Stephen, Marianne both of Bridgewater & Elizabeth of ME. Also survived by many cousins. Funeral from the Johnston Funeral Home, 76 South St., BRIDGEWATER, Fri. Sept. 29 at 9:30 a.m. to be followed by a Funeral Mass in St.Thomas Aquinas Church, Bridgewater, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to call at the funeral home Thur. 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Interment St.Thomas Aquinas Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Muscular Dystrophy, 275 Turnpike Rd. Canton MA. VESCE-of East Boston. Sept. 27, Joseph R. Beloved husband of Julia B. (Picardi). Brother of Anna Ferrari of Revere, Rose Mantia of Medford, Mary Codaro of Revere, Anthony Vesce of Revere and the late Eva Sarro & James Vesce. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St., EAST BOSTON, on Saturday at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Star of the Sea at 9:30 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Friday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Maiden. VOLPE-Giovannina (Ferri) Volpe, of Sau-gus, formerly of East Boston, Sept. 26- Beloved wife of the late Gaetano Volpe. Loving mother of Filomena Maistro and Maria Ditf-uzzo both of Italy, Adelina Taranto of Water-town, Annetta DtMonda of Newton, Paolina Naples of Saugus, Frank of Canton, Settimio of CT and Mazzino Volpe of Saugus. Dear sister of the late Candida Tirimacco, Filo-meno, Eugenio, Constantine and Ernesto Volpe, Cherished grandmother of 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral from Vazza's 'Beechwood', 262 Beach St, REVERE. Friday morning at 9. followed by a Mass of Christian BuriarBlessed Sacrament Church, Saugus, at 10 o'clock. Friends may visit Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Entombment in the Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery, Maiden. Flowers are accepted and remembrances can also be made to the American Heart Fund, 33 Fourth St, Need-ham. MA 02194. VOLPE-ln Allston. September 27. 1995, Mary E. (Whelan). Beloved mother of Janice M. Walsh of Attleboro, John J. of Rockland and Judith A. Lusk of Attleboro. Sister of William F. Whelan of Waltham and the late John J. Whelan. Also survived by 5 grandchildren. Funeral from the Lehman & Heen Funeral Home, 63 Chestnut Hill Ave (Nr. Brighton District Court House) BRIGHTON Saturday at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony Church at 10am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Interment Cambridge Cemetery. Visiting hours Friday 2-4 & 7-9pm. If desired contributions in memory of Mrs Volpe may be made to St Anthony Church, 43 Hotton St, Allston. MA 02134. Funeral home handicapped and wheelchair accessible. VOLPE-Giovannina (Ferri) Volpe of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, Sept. 26. See notice under Saugus. WALSH -Margaret J. (McDermott) of Bridge-water September 25, 1995. Wife of the late Maurice Cap" Walsh. Mother of Roderick K. Fire Chief in Bridgewater and Linda Walsh of Bridgewater. Sister of Patricia Curry of Milton and Dorothy Ahlstrom of A2. Grandmother of Roderick, Kathleen, Lynn Marie and Jimmy. Also survived by two greatgrandchildren. Funeral from Prophett Funeral Home. 98 Bedford St., (Route 18). BRIDGEWATER, Friday at 8:15 am. Funeral Mass in St. Thomas Aquinas Church at 9 am. Visiting hours Thursday 2-4 and 7-9. Burial in Sf Thomas Aquinas Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Margaret J. Walsh Trust Fund, co Bridgewater Public Library. 15 South St.. Bridgewater, MA 02324. YOUNG-Of West Roxbury, September 25, Helen M. (Curran). Beloved wife of the late Peter J. Loving mother of Peter J. Young Jr. of West Roxbury. Loving sister of Winffred Collins of New Hampshire and the late Sis Russo. Funeral from the Robert J. Lawler and Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre St.. WEST ROXBURY, Friday Sept. 29 at 9 a m! Funeral Mass in The Church of the Infant Jesus, South Brook line at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment Gethsemane Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Helen's memory to the Alzheimer Association, 1 Kendall Sq.. Blda. 200, Cambridge, Ma. 02139. ANNOUNCEMENTS LOCAL 7 We regret to announce the sudden death of ruinwr luuis oasso. vismng nours on i nurs. Sept. 28, 7-9, and Fri. Sept. 29, 2-4 & 7-9 at the O'Brien Funeral Home, 146 Dorchester St., SOUTH BOSTON. Funeral Mass will be Sat. Sept. 30 ak: 10 a.m. at the St. Augustine Church, Dorihester St., South Boston. Edwin Wright, Pres. Paul DiPiefro, SecyTreas. Obituaries Edwin Stein, at 80; was dean of the school of fine arts at BU Edwin Eugene Stein of Green Valley, Ariz., former dean of Boston University's School of Fine and Applied Arts, died yesterday in Maine Medical Center in Portland. He was 80. Born in Cedar Vale, Kan., Mr. Stein graduated from Michigan State University and earned a master's degree and doctorate in musi-cology at Eastman School of Music. A gifted flutist, in 1954 he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study for a year in Vienna. He was director of the music department at the University of Kentucky and dean of the college of fine arts at the University of New Mexico before he served as dean of BU's School of Fine and Applied Arts from 1961 to 1972. While at Boston University, he founded the BU Tanglewood Institute, a training program at the Boston Symphony's summer home in Lenox. He was a member of the National Endowment of the Arts Commis LOUISE L0RIMER Louise Lorimer, 97 Longtime character actress A memorial service will be held tomorrow for Louise Lorimer, a character actress who appeared in many TV and Broadway shows. Miss Lorimer, who played Stagecoach Sal on the "Hopalong Cassidy" TV'show, died Aug. 12 in her home in Newton. She was 97. ' ' r ' Born Louise Knapp Pinkham in Newton, Miss Lorimer graduated from Newton High School and the Leland Powers School of Drama in Boston before assuming her stage name. She appeared on Broadway with Marlon Brando in "I Remember Mama" and with Rex Harrison in "My Fair Lady." She appeared in the movies "Mamie" and "30" and made regular appearances on the TV shows "Dragnet," "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and "Dennis the Menace." She performed in the Pacific with the US0 during World War II and made her last appearance in the TV show "Battlestar Galactica" at the age of 82. She leaves a nephew, Wallace E. Higgins of Newton. The service will be at 2:30 p.m. in Eaton & MacKay Funeral Home in Newton. EigilAxgil,71 Gay rights pioneer ASSOCIATED PRESS COPENHAGEN - Eigil Axgil, whose lifelong crusade for gay rights made Denmark the first country in the world to allow same-sex marriages, died last Friday at 71, a newspaper reported yesterday. On Oct. 1, 1989, he and and Axel Axgil became the first gay men to take marriage vows legally. That was the same day that a law took effect in Denmark that allowed homosexuals to register marriages. In the late 1950s, both were sentenced on pornography charges to short prison terms for running an international gay modeling agency. Shortly after their arrest, the men melded their first names into a new surname, Axgil, and used it ever since in a public show of defiance. Service Saturday for Otto Snowden A funeral will be be held Saturday for Otto Snowden, the founder of Freedom House in Roxbury. Mr. Snowden died Tuesday in Mediplex of Newton nursing home. He was 81. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. in St. Mark's Congregational Church in Roxburyi Burial will be in Foresi Hills Cemetery. H t sion during the administrations of Presidents John F. Kennedy and 'Lyndon B. Johnson. Yesterday, BU president John Silber said, "Professor Stein was"' dean of the school for arts in the decade when I arrived at Boston University. Under his imaginative and' dynamic leadership the school achieved national standing, not only in painting and sculpture, but also in music and theater." After leaving Boston in 1972, he was director and chairman of the board of the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts, acting dean of the Hartford Art School and a vice president of the University of Hartford. He leaves his wife, Catherine (Wagner); four daughters, Mary S. Leahy of Concord, N.H., and Kenne-bunkport, Maine; Kathleen Stein-Hudson of Newton, Margaret L. of Springfield and Ellie Stein-Cowan of Dunbarton, N.H.; a son, Edwin E. of New London, Conn.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are private. Vincent BajaMan, 65 Concord financier A memorial service will be held today for Vincent M. Bajakian of Concord, a senior vice president, partner and portfolio manager of the Wellington Fund in Boston, who died Sunday when the plane he was piloting crashed shortly after takeoff at Farmingale Airport on Long Island in New York State. He was 65. Born in New York City, Mr. Bajakian graduated from Queens College and earned a master's degree in business administration at New York University. A veteran of the Coast Guard, he joined the Wellington Fund as an analyst in 1961 and was its portfolio manager since 1972. He was manager of the VanguardWellington Fund. He was on the board of governors of the Concord Museum, a former member of the board of overseers of New England Conservatory and belonged to the Concord Country Club. He leaves his wife, Amy E. (Marshall); two sons, Kyle C. of Tempe, Ariz., and Clinton J. of Nicasio, Calif.; his mother, Melina Bajakian of Flushing, N.Y.; a sister, Sona Hachi-kian of East Northport, N.Y.; and a brother, Ronald D. of Oyster Bay, N.Y. The memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. in First Parish Church in Concord. Mother takes newborn home, triggers hospital kidnap alert A Somerville woman who abruptly left Brigham and Women's Hospital with her newborn yesterday without formally checking out triggered a hospital security alert - and a rash of false rumors that the baby had been abducted. Hospital officials said the woman, who was not identified for privacy reasons, left the hospital's obstetrical unit with her infant about 1 p.m., just five hours after giving birth. "Because she didn't notify the medical staff that she was leaving, "we automatically go into Code Pink, which means a possible infant abduc-tion," said Michelle Davis, a Brigham and Women's spokeswoman. A review of videotapes from hospital security cameras confirmed the YNAG0GUE R Keep current and prospective members up to date on what's happening at your temple, and let the unaffiliated know what your community has to offer with The Boston Globe's new Synagogue Directory, appearing every Thursday in CALENDAR Your message will reach over 1.5 million daily Globe readers, including a large portion of Greater Boston's Jewish community. The rate is only $5.40 per line with a 13 discount. Contact our Globe liaison, Lois White, today at (617) 929-2324 to find out more about advertising in The Globe's Synagogue Directory. Ad reservations deadline: prior Thursday 4 p.m. V - A FRED P. C0STANZA Fred P. Costanza, 90 Physician in Quincyfor 60 years Dr. Fred P. Costanza, a physician in practice in Quincy for 60 years, died Tuesday in his retirement home in Fox Hill in Westwood. He was 90. Dr. Costanza was born in Boston and graduated from Tufts College and Tufts University School of Medicine. After serving internships at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton and Boston City and Quincy hospitals, he maintained a practice in Quincy, except during World War II, when he served in the Army Air Corps. He leaves his wife, Clara (Zot-toli); a daughter, Mary E., of Newton; a son, Fred, of Natick; a sister, Linda Costanza of Winthrop; and five grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. tomorrow in St. John's Church in Quincy. Burial will be in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. SashaArgov,81 Noted Israeli musician ASSOCIATED PRESS JERUSALEM - Sasha Argov, who helped create modern Israeli music by borrowing from Russian folk, died yesterday after an extended illness. He was 81. Mr. Argov wrote more than 1,200 tunes. In 1988, he won the Israel Prize, the country's top honor in literature and the arts. Born in Poland, he composed his first song at age 4. At 20, he immigrated to what is now Israel, where he worked many years as a bank clerk. Only in middle age was he able to support himself through music. He was hailed by colleagues for bridging the generation gap between Israel's austere, ideological pioneer generation and its more Westernized society today. He will be buried tomorrow in Tel Aviv. woman left with her own baby, according to a report filed by the hospital with Boston police. Davis said last night the hospital has no doubt the infant belonged to the woman. But because doctors had no opportunity to perform discharge examinations on mother and infant, the hospital notified Boston police and asked state Department of Social Services personnel to help track down the pair to make sure they were healthy. Davis said the woman "had a total right" to leave whenever she wanted to, even though she circum-vented normal procedures and safeguards. RICHARD A. KNOX 0 R SP 102795 AG's offl targets 6 students at Rindge! Allegedly taunted, beat Asian girlS I The attorney general's offim has filed a complaint against six .Cambridge Rindge and Latin SchocfTstu-dents who allegedly taunted agirl!of Chinese descent with raciat' skirs, then beat her up and bloodfed'her nose. 'r': 1 The office's civil rights division; is seeking a preliminary injunction against the girls in the alleged; harassment and assault on March 20. .j ' Attorney General Scott HafsL-barger's complaint, filed in Middlesex Superior Court, accuses the Students of following the alleged; Nncdm down Broadway in Cambridge; Joking at her bookbag and calling -her ethnic slurs. -' " ! When the victim reached Harvard Yard, the complaint alleges, one of the defendants allegedly grabbed her glasses, pulled hehair, threw her to the ground, sat-efcher and punched her face while some of the other defendants allegedly cheered on the attacker. j t The alleged victim suffered a. bloody nose, bruises on her face "and arms, bumps on her head ;an3 a scratch on her forehead, the(cprp-plaint alleges. She also allegedly' experienced nightmares and waS ;(Eag-nosed with post-traumatic stress syndrome. The complaint would prohibife-the six girls from further assaulting, harassing, threatening or intimidating the victim or anyone elsejbe-cause of their race or national -origin. If the injunction is ordered an;d tjiey violate it, the girls could facefihes andor prison sentences. -j, Panel OK's bill requiring disclosure by i tobacco fintfsi GLOBE STATE HOUSE BUREAJji ! In a blow to the tobacco in-i dustry, a state legislative Ran-i el yesterday endorsed a "bill i that would make Massaqhu-i" setts the first state in the pa-' tion to require companies 'to! disclose ingredients and nico-t tine levels in cigarettes. 1 "I am very encouraged", by the Health Care Committee's' action in support of this legis- j lation," said Sen. Warren p. J Tolman (D-Watertown), spon- sor of the measure. J "Despite efforts of the to-j bacco industry to confuse the J issues, the committee reco,g- nized the simple truth tlfet consumers should have thej right to know what chemicals j are in tobacco," Tolman added. J "This information is available J for every other type of produtt ingested by consumers. WhjJ not tobacco?" . j J The measure would compel J tobacco companies, which sric- j ceeded in watering down 1 a J similar effort on the federal! level, to report annually to the j state Department of Public Health the ingredients of their j tobacco products. The health 1 department would release, tfie ! information to the public. J Weld called the legislation i interesting but said he wojjld i like to read it before formjng an opinion. vl j In trying to torpedo :Jjie bill, tobacco firm representatives had argued that forced disclosure would infringe tyn trade secrets, and had threatened to slap the state with costly lawsuits. i The bill is expected toe j taken up next by the fy4 House. ' v'n

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