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Page 2 SrattUboro Btformer Thursday, September 27, 1984 New England Pollina says Reagan has hurt state News In Brief native to the present haphazard, stopgap approach. He said the Reagan administration has cost Vermont $237 million since fiscal 1981 in federal aid for social programs; the amount represents money the state would have received under spending policies of the past, he said, and does not mean the state received $237 million less than it did four years ago. However, he said the $237 translates into $460 for every man, woman and child in the state. Vermont was the nations biggest loser in aid to vocational and adult education and work incentives, alcohol, drug abuse and mental healthrehabilitation services and milk programs, he said. Vermont came in as the second biggest loser for programs for the aging, (as well as) developmental and handicapped education.

Vermont taxpayers cannot handle much more, and these losses in federal aid are crucial. By KEVIN GODDARD MONTPELIER (UPI) Democratic congressional candidate Anthony Pollina Wednesday issued a sharp indictment of the Reagan administration, charging it has cost the state $237 million in federal aid and forced increasing numbers of Vermonters to seek food handouts. Pollina also said Rep. James Jeffords, has been unable or unwilling to use his five-term incumbency to protect essential social programs, demonstrating a lack of concern for the poor. The result, he said, was that Vermont lost a larger percentage of federal aid under President Reagan than all but four other states.

Jeffords was not only a strong supporter of the Reaganomics legislation that created one of the worst recessions in American history, but has shown himself to be against efforts to relieve the suffering of the victims of those policies, said Pollina. Jim Jeffords still actively supports the re-election of Ronald Reagan and four more years of this onslaught upon our people and our pocket-books. Pollina, in one of his broadest statements of the campaign, said the needs of the American people too often are neglected by congressional power brokers. He pledged to work to promote programs that meet essential needs and are cost effective. A self-described activist, Pollina, 32, acknowledged he had no pat solutions to the nations ills, but said government needs to be refocused on the people it was created to serve.

We need legislation to provide jobs for every American, to ensure adequate nutrition and health care, to educate Americans fully and effectively, to end the arms race, to control toxic chemicals and to give government back to the people, he told reporters. The programs I am advocating are not expensive programs. They give us a viable alter Tennessee killer is sought in Vermont robbed a bank, kidnapped two people and stole a dozen cars and a variety of weapons in a foray through Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. On Aug. 5, Prectice and Hartsock were spotted by police in Somers, Conn.

After a chase, both were cut down in a hail of gunfire; Prentice was killed and Hartsock critically wounded. Police said they found a cache of automatic weapons and military rifles in their pickup truck. Mays was not caught in the shootout, but authorities believed he was in the area at the time and launched a manhunt, describing him as armed and extremely dangerous. Mays was believed seen in Montpelier at the end of July, and there have been reports a license plate used on the bank robbers getaway car had been stolen in Montpelier. Tennessee officials described him as 511, 180 pounds with brown hair and a deep tan.

They said he has very muscular legs and was in excellent condition from extensive JAY (UPI) An escaped killer from Tennessee is suspected of robbing a bank in northeastern Vermont, and police would also like to question him about the slayings of a Jay couple. Lohman Mays, 41, who escaped July 1 while serving a life sentence in Tennessee, fits the description of a lone gunman who robbed a Howard Bank branch in Orleans of $16,000 on Sept. 14, police said. Authorities said they had no solid evidence to connect Mays with the slayings of Roland and Maram Hanel, who were found shot to death last week at their home. But Jay is only about 20 miles north of Orleans, and autopsies indicated the Hanels were killed within five days of the bank robbery.

Mays was serving life as an habitual criminal when he and two other convicts William Prentice, 29, and Michael Hartsock, 26 broke out of prison in Only, Term, by picking the locks on their cell doors and scaling razor-topped fences, authorities said. They avoided a massive manhunt throughout the south and allegedly Amestoy condemns secrecy in Vermont criminal cases MONTPELIER (UPI) The news media and the legal profession should begin working together to address the potential threats that are posed by a trend toward increased secrecy in criminal cases in Vermont, Republican attorney general candidate Jeffrey Amestoy said Wednesday. Amestoy said the trend threatens both freedom of the press and the publics right to know the circumstances surrounding alleged crimes. In our zeal to protect the rights of the accused, we must not neglect our obligation to the public, he said in a prepared statement. Affidavits have been sealed in a number of murder cases in recent weeks, mostly at the request of defense lawyers who argued the documents presented one-sided views that were detrimental to their clients.

But Amestoy said judges have a number of options for assuring fair trials, including moving the cases to areas where there has been less pre-trial publicity and sequestering jurors so they are not exposed to information that cannot be used in court. And, he called on the Vermont Press Association and the Vermont Bar Association to re-establish a working committee to study free press, fair trial issues. Amestoy also pledged that if elected, he would work with judges, lawyers and the news media to head off the threat to the publics right to know. If the effort failed, he said, he would seek legislation spelling out strict guidelines under which affidavits could be sealed. Killington and Mount Snow may not get tax-exempt bonds MONTPELIER (UPI) The owner of the Killington and Mount Snow ski areas should not be given approval for $7.3 million in tax exempt bonds, the Vermont Natural Resources Council said Wednesday.

VNRC Director Donald Hooper told the Vermont Industrial Development Authority the Sherburne Corporation, which owns the two resorts, may never get the necessary environmental permits to build the projects. Hooper claimed the company has not informed VIDA of the status of its applications for Act 250 land use permits. He said only three of 19 projects submitted for VIDAapproval have the necessary permits. Hooper said the group should not rush into approving bonds for projects that may never be approved or built. Until VIDA can diligently review the Sherburne Corporation application, it would seem wiser not to rubberstamp a $7.4 million blank check, he said.

Hooper said the bonds would cost taxpayers some $3 million over the next 10 years in lost income tax revenues, Shamie campaigns in Greenfield GREENFIELD, Mass. (UPI) Republican U.S. Senate candidate Raymond Shamie brought his campaign Wednesday to western Massachusetts, but a face-to-face confrontation with his Democratic rival failed to materialize. Shamie and Lt. Gov.

John Kerry, the Democratic nominee, were scheduled to participate in a luncheon forum sponsored by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. But Kerry didnt make the trip because he had to stay in Boston to attend a rally for Rep. Geraldine Ferraro, the Democratic vice presidential candidate, chamber officials said. Hedbor challenges Jeffords positions on gun control MONTPELIER (UPI) Libertarian Party congressional candidate James Hedbor Wednesday criticized five-term Rep. James Jeffords, for accepting $300 from a political action group promoting control of handguns.

Hedbor told reporters constitutional protections of the right to bear arms are important to provide Americans with a last line of defense against potential invaders, as well as violent crime. He acknowledged Jeffords has consistently voted against gun control measures, but said the fact the incumbent accepted a campaign contribution from the gun control lobby suggested he was out-ofstep with his constituents. Most Vermonters oppose gun control, according to Hedbor. Jeffords campaign responded that he has a record of opposition to gun control, and in the past has accepted campaign money from the National Rifle Association. Aides also noted that Jeffords has agreed not to spend any of the PAC money he has received on his campaign for a sixth term.

They said he felt no need to return the money from the Handgun Control PAC. Hedbor, a South Hero insurance salesman, said he personally keeps only enough firepower on hand to nail a rabbit if hes eating my lettuce, but believes an important principle was at stake when the political action group contributed to Jeffords campaign Gun control is people control, he said. The idea that people have a right to defend themselves is basic and fundamental. The first thing that the Nazis did when they moved into Czechoslovakia was they found out who had guns and confiscated them. Hedbor said efforts to protect people from violent crime should focus not on the control of guns, but on tough prosecution of people wield guns while breaking the law.

And, he said he opposes registration of guns, but would not change existing laws requiring people to sign statements when they purchase guns or ammunition. No end is in sight for strike at Yale UPI THE DALAI LAMA, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists, examines a freshly fallen leaf while walking the Robert Frost Trail in Ripton, Vt. Wednesday. Tibetan Buddhist leader talks in Vt. about peace NEW HAVEN, Conn.

(UPI) No quick resolution seemed in sight Wednesday as white collar workers struck Yale University in the schools largest work stoppage since it opened in 1701. The impact of the walkout by 1,500 clerical and technical workers walkout was compounded by 900 food service and maintenance members of an affiliate union who honored the campus-wide picket lines. Members of Local 34, Federation of University Employees, who are mostly women, walked off the job at 5 a.m. Wednesday in a prolonged dispute over a first contract. About 1,500 of Local 34s 2,650 members struck, a union spokesman said.

Negotiations broke off at 11 p.m. Tuesday after Local 34 rejected what Yale called its final offer. No new talks were scheduled Were not going to change our offer, Yale President A. Bartlett Giamatti said Wednesday at a news conference. It is abundantly and aptly clear the university has been making a maximum effort for a long time.

Giamatti has refused binding arbitration as an alternative and was unwilling to accept the unions request to debate the issue in a public forum. He said it was inappropriate. Yales firm resolve was matched by the union in telephone calls Wednesday obtaining payment deferrals for its members from local banks, utilities and credit unions. We didnt receive a single negative response, said Rosalind Hamlin, a striker coordinating the telephone effort. Yale negotiator Michael Finnerty said Yales extremely generous offers so far stretched the universitys resources to the limit, but how generous the offers were was challenged Wednesday by the union.

Spokesman Karl Lechow said Yales claim of a total 24 percent increase was absolutely untrue. Gerical and technical workers, which commpose the striking unions membership, now receive about $13,400 annually. Another sticking point in the contract talks was job security. Union spokesman Steve Fortes said it was mandatory because after an 11-week strike of maintenance workers in 1977 the wage gains were offset after the strike because Yale subcontracted some of the locals work out. An estimated 400 classes were being conducted off-campus in a schedule arranged by Terry Oden-dahl, an anthropology professor, who used a home computer in her apartment.

By B.L. GOLDBERG MIDDLEBURY (UPI) The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of hundreds of thousands of Tibetan Buddhists, Wednesday urged world leaders to meet more frequently without a complicated agenda to develop the trust and respect necessary to forge a reliable peace agreement. Tenzin Gyatso, 49, who was singled out at the age of two as the manifestation of the Buddha of Compassion, also told reporters he has ruled out the possibility of ending his 25-year exile to India and returning to Tibet. He criticized Tibet for its isolationist policies, which may have encouraged the Chinese military occupation in 1959 that forced him into exile and threw the country into the darkest period in its history. Previously, Tibet had too much isolation.

Now we can see very clearly that was absolutely wrong, said the maroon-robed Tibetan Buddhist. A permanent return at this stage is out of the question, he said. I could serve much better from outside." The Dalai Lama made the remarks at a news conference at Middlebury College, where is is participating in a symposium on Buddism and Christianity. His visit to Vermont kicks off a five-week tour of the United States. Much of the Gyatsos work involves speaking with world political and religious leaders in an effort toward global peace through understanding.

He said Wednesday peace has not yet been achieved because world leaders must still learn to respect and depend on one another as the members of the human family. If we lose our mutual respect, our mutual trust, its a great tragedy. Its difficult to find genuine ground where genuine agreement grows, the Dalai Lama said. Various different leaders should have more turns to meet without a complicated agenda to introduce each other as members of the human family. Once that feeling develops (many) concrete agreements can develop.

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28. Sandri 800-628-1900 NOTICE FOR ALL PARENTS All children naad, dmrv and have a right to an education. Public Law 94-142 states that this right to a free education should be available to all handicapped children, too. The Windham Southeast Supervisory Union, Including the school districts of Dummerston, Guilford, Putney, Vernon, Brattleboro, and the Brattleboro Union High School need to know If there are children or youth between the ages of three (3) years and twenty-one (21) years who are handicapped, out of school, and are not receiving any education at all. If there Is such a handicapped child In your home or neighborhood, please write or phone: Suporlntondont of Schools 230 Main Stroot, Brattleboro 234-4339.

for fyrthor Information. CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank all of our friends, neighbors and relatives for their acts of kindness shown at the time of the death of my husband, Milton Quinn. A special thanks to Dr. Lewis, the ICU staff and the third floor nurses at the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. Beverly Quinn Family Single copy, itore and vending 30 By carrier, 1 JO per week By motor route, XI .75 per month or 22 quarterly payable in advance.

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