The Berkshire Eagle from Pittsfield, Massachusetts on April 17, 1994 · 18
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The Berkshire Eagle from Pittsfield, Massachusetts · 18

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Sunday, April 17, 1994
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B8 - The Berkshire Eagle, Sunday, April 17, 1994 Region In the Region Vt. group fights Wal-Mart's entry ST. ALBANS. Vt (AP) - The Vermont Environmental Board has agreed to let a statewide environmental group join the fight against a Wal-Mart store proposed for St. Albans. The decision allows the Vermont Natural Resources Council to participate in the board's upcoming Act 250 hearings on an appeal of the land-use permit granted the store. The District 6 environmental commissioner conditionally approved the Wal-Mart store in December. VNRC and the Franklin-Grand Isle Citizens for Downtown Preservation appealed the ruling. Father Hesburgh heads Harvard board CAMBRIDGE (AP) - The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, former president of Notre Dame, has been named to head the Harvard University board of overseers. Hesburgh is the first Catholic clergyman to hold that position at the nation's oldest university. Hesburgh stepped down from the presidency of Notre Dame in 1986 and was first elected an overseer, or trustee, at Harvard in 1990. He was commencement speaker and received an honorary degree from Harvard in 1993. Four charged in New Bedford death NEW BEDFORD (AP) - A 14-year-old boy was shot to death Friday evening and his brother wounded, and four suspects led police on a long chase, authorities said. Police said they would charge four men in the killing of Daniel Correia of New Bedford, which occurred at about 7:25 p.m. at the corner of Kempton and Cedar streets. The four fled the area, but a witness saw their license plates. Later, officers in a different part of town saw the car and gave chase. The chase ended in Taunton when the suspects' car crashed into a police car and a civilian's car. Federal grant aids laid-off workers PROVIDENCE, R.I. (API - The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded Rhode Island $1.8 million to help former Electric Boat employees find new work in the wake of the submarine builder's workforce layoffs. The grant, to be administered by the state Department of Employment and Training, will be used for employment counseling, job placement assistance and job training, according to Rhode Island's congressional delegation. "This money can also be used to teach Electric Boat workers the skills they need to start their own businesses, or to provide supplementary income for workers that are training for new jobs," Rep. Jack Reed. D-R.I.. said Friday. Congress authorized the grant as part of a national program to provide retraining readjustment aid to workers laid off in defense industry cutbacks. Murder case fugitive found in Canada MONTREAL (AP) A Massachusetts man who was being hunted by police for allegedly murdering his wife in 1988 tended bar and played goalie for a sports club in this city's Portuguese community. But life on the lam ended Friday for David Vieira, 42, who was arrested at his central Montreal home. The arrest came two days after the NBC-TV show "Unsolved Mysteries" broadcast a story on the 1988 slaying of Alice Arruda. She was stabbed 24 times in her New Bedford apartment. Acting on telephone tips from Portuguese people in Montreal following the broadcast, city police picked up a man in his 40s in an apartment at 1 a.m. Friday. "This man bore a striking resemblance to David Vieira," said Detective Lt. Jean Ostiguy, of the police homicide squad. "But when his fingerprints didn't match those of Mr. Vieira, we released him." Acting on another tip, police went to a home in the same neighborhood at 3:30 p.m. and nabbed a second man. "We've got the right guy now," said Ostiguy. In 1990, a grand jury in Bristol County, Mass., indicted Vieira in absentia on a charge of first degree murder in the stabbing of the 30-year-old Arruda. Thawing a moment frozen in time A belated apology for racial attack By Glen Johnson Associated Press BOSTON - It is a photo that, in a blur, perpetuated Boston's image as a racist city a white man preparing to spear a black man with an American flag. Now, nearly 20 years after that picture won a Pulitzer Prize, one of the attackers has come forward to apologize. "If Bobby's visit has any meaning to me, it's that change occurs over 20 years and reconciliation is possible," the victim, Ted Landsmark, said of his recent visit from Bobby Powers. Powers, now 35, was not the person with the flag, but he confessed to being the one who instigated the April 5, 1976, attack on City Hall Plaza. Busing dispute Powers, along with a group of about 120 fellow Charlestown residents, was leaving City Hall following an anti-busing meeting with then-City Councilor Louise Day Hicks. The whites opposed having blacks bused to their schools as part of a desegregation plan. At that same moment, the 29-year-old Landsmark was on his way to City Hall to chair a meeting in his capacity as executive director of the Contractors' Association of Boston. The trade association worked to secure city construction contracts for minority builders. As the young, irritated group crossed paths with a lone black dressed sharply in a three-piece suit, violence erupted. The mob attacked Landsmark, breaking his nose and bruising him across his body. The flag struck a glancing blow across his face. "Even though my glasses had been knocked off, I could see it coming and I leaned back. It missed me by inches." Lands-mark, now 47, recalled. Since that day, Landsmark, a Yale graduate an Boston attorney, has held positions in higher education and in two mayoral administrations. He now runs a human service program for Mayor Thomas Menino. Among the whites, little is known of most of them. Powers, though, has battled legal and personal problems. He also has tried repeatedly to come to grips with his troubles. One step in that direction was to approach Landsmark and make his confession. Powers has been hard to reach Did You Knew? Carbon Monoxide kills ' and injures thousands each year. The source could be as simple as vapors leaking from a clogged chimney, a faulty furnace or gas space heater. CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS NOW IN STOCK 2 models to choose from SMOKE and FIRE DETECTORS also available. 711 Tyler St., 442-1 382 Pittsfield, Mass. OPEN SUNDAY 12-4 The Eagle home delivered costs about 33 cents a day, Sundays included. Phone Eagle circulation direct: 447-7311 or 1-800-245-0254. The litftifetfirr Eagle Doors Open May 16. $58 MILLION SEALED BID SALE Approximately 32 loan relationships with legal balances totaling $58 million. Most loans are secured by real estate and are performing. Loan relationships may be purchased individually or in groups. For a complete list of loans or more information on sale S294N2 call AMRESCO's MarketFax System 24 hours a day, seven days a week: Dial 1-800-9 NOW FAX (1-800-966-9329). Enter the extension 170. Enter your FAX number. A" sis AMRESO)' InMilutional, Inr. representing Springfield Institution for Savings This announcement 15 nuttier an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy my of the loam If you do not have a FAX machine, call 110-966-7W7, and ask for B Douning . 3 Wt -.m j ki ni''i ItA'-' ,PK?'t'' vl KJfl BaS . N W' ' Ted Landsmark, right, is attacked by anti-busing demonstrators focused on Boston's racial tensions. 1976 AP file photo incident that 7 Bobby's visit has any meaning to me, it's that change occurs over 20 years and reconciliation is possible.' Victim of 1976 attack since then, but in a recent interview with a Boston Herald columnist he said, "I saw this guy coming and I gave him a side kick. I tripped him up and I got out of the way. Then the jackals attacked him." Through the next 18 years, Powers carried the guilt for Landsmark's injuries and the shame they cast upon Boston and his neighborhood of Charlestown. He said it felt like a "burlap T-shirt" he wasn't able to take off. Powers said part of the strength to overcome that burden came from watching his own young son grow up. "I wanted to make amends. I'm not a hateful person." he told the Herald. Landsmark says Powers' visit is an indication of changes in a city that is still racked by racial ten sions. "A third of the people who live here now didn't in 1976. The city now is dramatically more diverse than it was in 1976," he said. Changes Landsmark also sees Powers' visit as a signal of how important it is to move beyond problems that are decades old. Landsmark, for his part, refuses to pose at the site of the attack, even though it is less than 100 yards from his City Hall office. "It's easy to try to freeze a life or an event or a city at one point in time because the photographer was there at one moment," he said. Life marches on, however, he said. "Perhaps that isn't as dramatic as Bobby coming in my office, but it happens steadily, and perhaps we all have to be Ted Landsmark Today, an attornexj ready to accept that." As testimony to his commitment to that ideal, Landsmark keeps a framed photograph of Powers and his son among the bric-a-brac on his desk. That picture was a gift from Powers. THIRTY SOMETHING . . . FORTYSOMETHING. . .FOTTYSOMETHING. . . It takes less than 30 minutes to have a mammogram at Berkshire Medical Center. Yet it could add years to your life. Taking that 30 minutes from your schedule becomes a high priority when you consider that one out of every eight women will develop breast cancer. When detected early, however, 90 percent of these cancers can be cured. Early detection is where we come in. The Berkshire Medical Center mammography unit is completely staffed by women licensed and certified in mammography. They understand your need for privacy and comfort and, most importantly, they will answer your questions in a homelike environment and show you how to perform a self breast examination. The American Cancer Society recommends that if you're over 35, you should have a baseline mammogram. Women in their forties should have one every one to two years. And women over 50 should have the test every year. The BMC mammography department, which is located in the Radiology Department of the hospital, is accredited by the American College of Radiology. While appointments are generally made through physician referral, women can set up their own appointments by calling 447-245 1 . Or they can call 447-2431 regarding a scheduled appointment When you think of the ways you could spend 30 minutes, it makes sense to spend the time doing something that might save your life. Before another moment slips away, make an appointment and get a really clear picture of your health. Mammograms are performed 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. BMC Mammography Technologists Barbara Clark, R.T. (R)(M) lead technologist mammographer Christine Corseri, R.T. (R)(M) Sharon Kennedy, R.T. (R)(M) Cathy Procoplo, R.T. (R)(M) Mary Pat Nesblt, R.T. (R)(M) jw-!..i!!-!. -,mm. my- Berkshire Medical Center BERKSHIRE HEALTH SYSTEMS 725 North Street, Plttsfteld. MA 01201 (413)447-2000

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