The Brattleboro Reformer from Brattleboro, Vermont on January 19, 1993 · 2
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2 C Tuesday, January 19, 1993 Brattleboro Reformer Liquor lobby targets DWI law CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The battleground over lowering New Hampshires legal standard of drunkenness likely will be in the state Senate where a similar move met its death two years ago. Yes, we can make more of an impact in the Senate, said Tim Fortier, lobbyist for the New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association. They tend to sit down and listen to both sides a little better than in the House. A similar effort to lower the standard from 0.10 percent to 0.08 percent failed in the Senate two years ago, 12-7, after easily- passing the House. Critics believe some senators may be more willing to listen because opponents contributed to their campaigns. The Malt Beverage Association, the New Hampshire Wholesale Beverage Associations political action committee, donated from $100 to $1,000 to eight senators. The Senate is going to be a little more receptive because the Senate has to raise a lot of money to run for office, said Rep. Donna Sytek, R-Salem, head of the Corrections and Criminal Justice Committee which hears the bill in the House. They represent organizations that are hundreds in numbers, added Sen. David Currier, and every one of us has hospitality-related businesses in our districts. So when they as spokesmen put their word as everybodys in your district, its a pretty powerful voice that has to be listened to. Lawmakers usually welcome contributions to their campaigns, but Currier, R-Henniker, last week sent $500 back to the Malt Beverage Association. I hope they dont think that by contributing to ones campaign, that buys them influence, Currier said. Happy 43rd Birthday Johnny Massucco Jean Stapleton is 70. Fritz Weaver is 67. Robert MaeNeil is 62. Phil Everly is 54. Shelley Fabares is 49. Dolly Parton is 47. Robert Palmer is 44. Mark the occasion with a birthday or anniversary mention of someone you know. Line mention is only $5. photo mention is $ 10. Please send information and payment to: Reformer Birthdays and Anniversaries. P.O. Box 802, Brattleboro, Vt. 05302 so that it is received by us two days before the occasion. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you wish your photo returned. AP KING HOLIDAY Students from Brewster Academy in Wolfboro, N.H., sing Monday during a Martin Luther King Jr. observation at the Statehouse in Concord. About 200 people marched to the Statehouse in sub-zero weather to celebrate the holiday. New Hampshire was the last state to declare Martin Luther King Day a holiday. N.H. celebrates 1st King holiday CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Holding signs aloft, breath freezing in the air, residents from across New Hampshire marched through the state capital Monday to celebrate the states first holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. They sang We Shall Overcome, the staple of civil rights marches in the 1960s. They waved banners reading Let Freedom Ring, and Make It More Than A Dream, New Hampshire. Shortly after noon on the State-house lawn, the crowd of about 200 people turned to face a replica of the Liberty Bell as it tolled in honor of the assassinated civil rights leader. Its been a long time in coming, Carolee Town, a 17-year-old high school pupil from Charlestown said of Kings vision of equality. Like some other pupils whose schools did not close for the holiday, Town skipped class to attend the rally. Linus Buhrman, 18, of Fremont, said he came to the event to give honor to a man that the state has undermined. Until this year, New Hampshire officially recognized Civil Rights Day, omitting King. But on Wednesday, Gov. Steve Merrill signed an executive order adding Kings name to the holiday. A bill to change the name permanently to Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Day is in the Legislature. That would make New Hampshire the last state officially recognizing King. Town and her friend. Malika Mitchell, who organized a petition drive of high school pupils in favor of the holiday, have written the bills number 0801 on their hands. They said they plan to keep it there until the bill is passed. Around the state, people paused to remember the Kings words and the issues he spoke of: racism, equality, and unity. In Portsmouth, Police Chief William Burke, recalled the 1992 riots that besieged Los Angeles. Burke is a former member of theX.A. police department. In Nashua on Sunday, Rev. Tina Saxon asked the congregation of the First Baptist Church, Martin Luther King Jr. said he had a dream. Why hasnt that dream been realized the way we wanted? Student was in wrong place at wrong time NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) -The mysterious murder of a college student at a shopping mall three years ago has been solved, her death explained in a suicide note left by her killer this weekend in a country motel. The message was sad and simple. Sharon Galligan had died not as a victim of rape, robbery or jealousy. She died because she happened to pass the parked car of Kenneth Mitchell. Authorities said Monday that Mitchells note told of how he went to the mall Dec. 18, 1989, to kill himself. He instead turned his wrath on Galligan, who he saw headed for her car TOWN OF VERNON VERNON, VERMONT 05354 INVITATION TO BID The Town of Vernon is accepting bids for one and one half (1V4 ") inch crushed gravel per town specifications. Copies of the specifications available at the Vernon Town Office Building on Route 1 42. Bids must be returned no later than 3 p.m., Tuesday, February 2, 1993, in a sealed envelope marked "CRUSHED GRAVEL" addressed to: Administrator, Town of Vernon, P.O. Box 116, Vernon, Vermont 05354. Bids to be opened at that time in the presence of the Administrator and a Selectman and reviewed by the Board of Selectmen at their meeting on Thursday, February 4, 1993. The Board of Selectmen reserve the right to reject any or all bids. with an armful of Christmas presents for her family. She was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, said State Police Sgt. Leonard Von Flatem. Mitchell, 34, a laborer for a computer parts manufacturer, killed himself in a Westfield motel Friday as police were bearing down on him for the crime. Police said he left behind a seven-page note claiming to have killed Galligan, 20, a junior psychology major from Sudbury who was attending the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Mitchells body and the note were found Sunday at the $30-a-night Country Court Motel in Westfield. Police believe he had slashed his wrist shortly after arriving Friday. 5 1 Easy Stop For Quality Shops.. Dry Cleaning The Sewing Room Formal Wear The Cobblers Shop Shirt Service OPEN MON-FRJ. 7 A.M.-6 P.M. SAT. 9 A.M.-2 P.M. Fabricare Dry Cleaners Brookside Plaza Brattleboro, Vt. 257-5400 Mitchell had been interviewed by police in 1989, after a woman acquaintance told a friend that Mitchell had made incriminating comments about the killing at the Hampshire Mall in Hadley. The friend went to police, but the woman acquainted with Mitchell then declined to cooperate. Mitchell was dismissed as a suspect. WEATHER EYE MORE SUNSHINE than clouds. Cold, high about 15. Tonight, clear, low 5 to 10. Wednesday, considerable sunshine, highs in the lower 30s. Thursday, fair, low 5 to 15, high 30 to 35. 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Fee only $34.95 (group of 3 or more S29.95 per person). Do both Stop Smoking and Weight Loss and pay only $54. New England briefs Seabrook problem traced to generator SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) The Seabrook nuclear plant says the problem that shut the operation down last week has been traced to a generator. The plant went down automatically Thursdsay when a generator circuit breaker tripped and shut off the turbines and reactor. It was the third time the plant went down in one month. Plant spokesman Rob Williams said Monday the trouble has been traced to the generator, technicians were examining the problem and it was not clear when the plant would be restarted. The plant shut down on Jan. 3, after two water pumps turned.themselves off. It also shut down Dec. 13 when seaweed clogged water intake pipes during a storm. Eleven townspeople treated for rabies SANDOWN, N.'H. (AP) Eleven people are being treated for rabies in Sandown after a rabid raccoon attacked a familys dog. The attack on Dec. 29 was the fourth confirmed rabies case in the state last year. William and Marjie Brennan, their four children, and five other people, including a police officer and veterinarian, are being treated. Health officials say the mid-Atlantic rabies strain is fatal if left untreated. In addition to the Brennan family, a policeman, the towns assistant animal control officer and the veterinarian and his two assistants who treated the dog are being treated. Top women skiers at Mt. Sunapee soon SUNAPEE, N.H. (AP) Top women professional skiers will be at New Hampshires Mount Sunapee this month. The U.S. Womens pro tour is running events on Sunapees slopes on Jan. 23-24. The racing will include head-to-head dual slalom and giant slalom. R.I. Medicaid payments high PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Medicaid payments in Rhode Island in 1991 averaged $4,396 per recipient the 5th highest in the country and 55 percent above the national average, a report released recently indicated. Per capita payments in the state totaled $510, second highest nationwide and 66 percent above the average $308, a report by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council found. Gary Sasse, executive director of the council, said the report was compiled for the first time this year to help the public, state officials and lawmakers make health care decisions. Sasse said the report does not draw conclusions. Panel debates business tax threshhold CONCORD, N.H. (AP) A House committee this week debates a proposal to raise the threshold for filing a business profits tax return, an idea backed by Gov. Steve Merrill during his campaign. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Donna Sytek, R-Salem, would raise the threshold from $12,000 to $50,000. The measure would relieve nearly 10,000 small businesses from having to file a return and have no financial impact on the states revenue from the tax levy, Sytek says. Those businesses, she says, have a cash flow of $12,000 or more and are organized as proprietorships or partnerships, which makes it easy not to declare a profit. Former Mass, man gets second trial DOVER, N.H. (AP) A former Massachusetts man who insists he did not commit a 1987 murder will get a second chance to convince a jury of his innocence. Richard McCue, 29, was sentenced to life in prison without parole after the first jury convicted him of the 1987 beating and strangulation of Alene Courchesne, 34. A series of appeals failed to win him a new trial on the evidence, but his conviction was overturned in July based on allegations of juror misconduct at the first trial, in 1988. Jury selection is scheduled to begin today in Strafford County Superior Court. Census: N.H. women outnumber men WASHINGTON (AP) - The Census Bureau has released another breakdown of New Hampshires population, which shows among other things that women outnumber men in the state and people who have moved to the state outnumber those bom there. The 1990 Census of Population and Housing also shows the median age for state residents is just under 33. According to the report, New Hampshires population in 1990 was 1,109,252. Women outnumbered men 565,708 to 543,544. ESTES MODEL ROCKETS FREE package of engines when you purchase 20 worth of rocket kits or supplies. great school projects" Largeit selection in the Tri'State Area. FIRESIDE(vsano JhuSVaSue. HARDWARE Putney Road, Biaitlcboro. Vermont 05301 Phone 257 0363 or 254 4927 The median age for women was 33.5, about a year and a half older than the median age for men. Nearly a half million residents (488,894) were born in New Hampshire, and 568,059 were bom in other states. Another 52,299 residents were born abroad. 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