The Brattleboro Reformer from Brattleboro, Vermont on October 20, 1987 · 6
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The Brattleboro Reformer from Brattleboro, Vermont · 6

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Tuesday, October 20, 1987
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Page 6 Jkattleboro JUfonntr, Tuesday, October 20, 1987 New England 60 moose tagged on first day of season GREENVILLE, Maine (AP) Moose hunters and spectators turned out in force as Maines six-day hunt for the biggest game animal in North America opened Monday amid near-perfect weather conditions. By mid-afternoon, at least 60 moose had been tagged at the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Departments registration station in Greenville. There were no immediate reports on activity at the eight other tagging stations scattered throughout the 20,000-square-mile area of northern Maine open to moose hunting.. The largest moose taken in the opening hours of the hunt was a bull that weighed 860 pounds after removal of its viscera. The animal was shot by William Knott of West Kingston, R.I., along the Roach River in the Smithtown area, said department spokesman Paul Fournier. Fournier said the weather was nearly perfect for the annual hunt, with sunny skies, very light winds and temperatures generally in the mid 50s perhaps a bit warmer than most hunters would prefer. Scores of tourists and other spectators huddled around the hangar at the Greenville fish and game station, watching hunters in pickup trucks and four-wheel-drive utility vehicles haul in their moose carcasses to be weighed and tagged. "Weve filled the parking lot, and the roadsides are lined with parked cars, Fournier said. Its a busy day in Greenville." Among the 1,000 hunters who won moose permits in a lottery last spring was Michele Bier-mann, a 10-year-old from Waterville who is believed to be the youngest moose hunter this year. Her father, Fred T. Biermann, an experienced hunter, planned to accompany his daughter on the hunt in the Moosehead Lake area today. Michele had never seen a live moose or fired a gun until about a month ago. Since then, she has completed a hunters safety course, taken up target and skeet shooting and on a recent trip to the northern Maine forest with her father, she saw her first live moose. Mass, will revive universal health care debate BOSTON (AP) Following House opposition to Gov. Michael S. Dukakis health care package, the Senate intends to revive the debate on universal health insurance with a series of hearings aimed at reaching a possible compromise, Senate leaders said Monday. There are those of us who think the time is now ... (to) see if we can do something no other state nor the federal government has been able to do, Senate Ways and Means Chairman Patricia McGovern said. McGovern and Sen. Edward Burke, Senate chairman of the joint Health Care committee, told a Statehouse news conference that a House-passed extension of up to six months in the expired hospital financing law could be the way to raise the universal health care debate in the Senate. The House passed the extension bill last week after it became clear Dukakis massive package on hospital financing and universal health care insurance had run into major opposition. In a related development, the House on Monday passed and sent to the Senate a bill providing about 40 poorer hospitals in the state with $100 million in extra revenue next year. McGovern, D-Lawrence, said her staff studied the extension bill over the weekend and determined that amending it to include provision guaranteeing health care coverage for the states estimated 600,000 uninsured residents will neither violate the Constitution nor any statute nor any rule. Heading into the hearings, McGovern said, Everything, as far as Im concerned, is open to negotiation and open to compromise. S o Introducing Our Entire Brattleboro Loan Committee. Ben Farino makes the lending decisions at our Brattleboro office, so you get quick turnaround without the runaround of a big loan committee. For straight talk and straight answers, see Ben next time youre looking to borrow. BELLOWS FALIS TRUST Brattleboro Office Finast Shopping Center 254-6003 1 0-6 Weekdays 9-1 2 Saturdays Member F Di : i Straight Talk. Straight Answers. & RUDMAN BACKS DOLE Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Robert Dole smiles after Sen. Warren Rudman, R-N.H., announced Monday that he would endorse the Senate minority leader in his bid for the presidency. Rudman endorses Dole BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshires 1984 Democratic presidential primary showed how a dynamic candidate can best a rival with an organizational advantage, Sen. Warren Rudman said Monday while endorsing Bob Dole for president. Rudman and Dole dismissed suggestions that Vice President George Bush will win New Hampshires first-in-the-nation Republican presidential primary because he already has volunteers and aides in most communities. When the candidates appear together, the difference will be seen, Rudman said. Bob Dole will have as good an organization as any when were through. In 1984, then-Vice President Walter Mondale was the acknowledged leader in the New Hampshire Democratic primary until hours before the polls opened. Challenger Gary Hart scored a stunning upset. Rudman on Monday became the last member of the states all-Republican congressional delegation to commit to a presidential candidate. Bush claims support from Gov. John Sununu and Rep. Judd Gregg, while Sen. Gordon Humphrey and Rep. Robert Smith have endorsed Rep. Jack Kemp of New York. On Monday, former Gov. Walter Peterson joined Rudman in endorsing Dole. Rudman originally supported former Senate GOP leader Howard Baker for president. But Baker, who had not decided whether to run, ruled out the possibility when he became President Reagans chief of staff in February. In a letter Rudman is sending to state Republicans and independents, Rudman called Dole one of the most skillful legislators and gifted speakers in the Republican Party.... He has led the fight for such important measures as a balanced-budget amendment, tax indexing, the Strategic Defense Initiative and support for freedom fighters around the world. One key New Hampshire conservative, former Gov. Meldrim Thomson, has yet to make an endorsement. But Thomson is urging Jeane Kirkpatrick, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, to jump into the GOP fray, and he said Friday after meeting with her that she is within a hair of announcing her candidacy. New Hampshires conservative statewide newspaper, The Union Leader of Manchester, has made no endorsement, but publisher Nackey Loeb has advocated a Kirkpatrick candidacy. Light plane missing in Maine BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) -American and Canadian authorities searched Monday for a single-engine seaplane which disappeared with its pilot on a flight from Bangor, Maine, to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, the U.S. Coast Guard reported. Pilot Thomas Gerry, 37, of Turner, Maine, disappeared shortly after 4:30 p.m. EDT Sunday when he radioed the Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, airport to report that he was 30 minutes away but was turning back because of poor visability over the Gulf of Maine, Coast Guard Petty Officer Barbara Voulgaris said from Boston. Gerry again radioed the Yarmouth airport about 5:08 p.m. to say he was about an hour from Bar Harbor and planned to land there. He never arrived and has not been heard from since, Ms. Voulgaris said. Bar Harbor is about 120 miles from Nova Scotia. Rescue workers discovered an oil slick Monday halfway between Yarmouth and Bar Harbor but did not connect it to the missing Cessna 172, Ms. Voulgaris said. The search was being conducted by the Coast Guard, the Canadian Coast Guard and the Brunswick Naval Air Station, and with the help of Coast Guard vessels from Jones-port, Southwest Harbor and Boston. Police say woman was killed ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) Authorities are treating the death of a Rochester woman as a homicide, Attorney General Stephen Merrill said Monday. An autopsy performed Monday by Dr. Roger Fossum, the state medical examiner, showed that Alene Courchesne, 34, was killed. However, pending further investigation, Merrill would release no more details of how she died. Courchesne s body was found in woods off the Spaulding Turnpike at about 4:45 p.m. Sunday, police said. Boy killed in fall from truck NORTHFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A funeral was scheduled Tuesday for a boy who died after being pushed off the back of a pickup truck by a box spring. Craig Parsons, 12, of Northfield was in the truck driven by his mother, Paula Fisher, on Saturday when wind toppled the box spring propped up against the cab, pushing the boy out of the truck, said North-field Police Chief Richard Tafemer. He said Mrs. Fisher, 34, was taking the familys trash to the North-field dump when the accident occurred. The car was going no faster than 35 mph. The wind just picked up and flipped the box spring out and flipped the boy out, he said. Tafemer said Northfield Police Officer William Forrest was on his way to work when he saw the accident and called an ambulance, which took the boy to Farren Memorial Hospital. He was then flown to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, where he was pronounced dead. No charges have been filed. Theres no law against riding in the back of a pickup truck, said Tafemer. It may not be prudent, but its not illegal. Two die in crash Tha Fvtvra it NOW AT . . . ELECTRONICS Audio Vldoo Coapoton SONY (W PIONEER NEC Infinity REALISTIC MITSUBISHI SANYO Tandy Black Mountain Square Putney Rd., Brattleboro 257-5229 Hours: Mon. -Sot., 9-0; Sun. 11-5 VERGENNES (AP) Authorities were investigating a weekend accident which left two Vergennes women dead and injured four others. State police in Middlebury said Jane Villeneuve, 46, the driver of one car, and her 83-year-old mother-in-law, Rose Villeneuve, died at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont after the Saturday evening accident. Marc Bougor, 21, of Vergennes, who was driving the other car, suffered chest injuries, and was listed in fair condition at the hospital on Sunday. Three passengers in his car were treated at the hospital and released, police said. Authorities said the two cars collided at the intersection of Green and Victory streets in Vergennes.

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