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Wednesday, June 9, 2004
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BANGOR DAILY NEWS I WEDNESDAY JUNE 9 2004 I FROM PAGE ONE I D1 Question 1 Continued from Page A 1 municipalities about $250 million annually that could be used to lower property taxes Because the measure includes no funding mechanism the Legislature has 45 days from the day it next convenes to craft legislation to fund the plan The Legislature is not scheduled to convene again until January Question 1 calls for the additional education funding to be provided in the 2005 fiscal year that begins July 1 2004 Some supporters have maintained the state should immediately provide municipalities: with the full 55 percent share while others have said they would be willing reach the target incrementally over a few years While supporters claim they are only shifting responsibility for educational funding back to the appropriate source opponents have maintained that forcing the state immediately to pay 55 percent of school costs would only force lawmakers and the governor to raise taxes elsewhere or decimate state programs — or possibly both Gov John Baldacci and members of the anti-Question 1 political action committee Mainers for Real and Responsible Tax Relief a coalition of businesses state workers health care industry representatives and others are convinced the state is already on the right road to tax reform An Essential Programs and Services policy for schools promises to promote reductions in school administrative costs phase in additional revenues to reach the 55 percent educational funding target over five years and pro- BANGOH DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY JOHN CLARKE RUSS Stephanie Parlee had her hands full holding her infant son Cameron while lifting the polling station curtain for her 3-year-old son Brendon before casting her vote in the Knights of Columbus Hall in Old Town Tuesday afternoon Parlee said she came to the polls to vote only on Question 1 since she is an independent vide an additional $70 million for education next year On Nov 4 voters addressed Question 1 when it appeared on the ballot as Question 1A along with a competing measure Question IB and a none-of-the-above choice known as Question 1C Question 1A arrived on the ballot as a citizen initiative spearheaded by the MMA a lobbying and consultant group for municipalities in a petition drive that attracted more than 100000 signatures Ensuing efforts by the Legislature the governor and the MMA failed to produce a compromise that would avert the need to place the question on the ballot Question 1A moved forward and its opponents planned their counterattack Concerned that passage of 1A could result in serious funding cutbacks for the state’s Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement program many of the state’s large industries got behind the governor and the Legislature's efforts to short-circuit Question 1A They developed a competing measure called Question IB that promised to reach the 55 percent education funding target over five years rather than the immediate payoff demanded by MMA and MEA A third political action committee called for Mainers to reject both proposals by voting for Question 1C with the promise of launching a more intensive look at state tax policy in a future legislative session With 51 percent of eligible Maine voters casting ballots for all three questions last fall Question 1A received 38 percent of the vote followed by Question IB with 35 percent and Question 1C with 27 percent Maine law requires competing questions in such referendums to receive a majority of the vote in order to prevail In the absence of a majority decision the law demands the question with the highest number of votes to appear unopposed on the ballot in the next special or regular election Kerry takes campaign break to honor Reagan BY NEIJRA PICKLER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Democrat ic presidential candidate John Kerry is taking an unexpected week off the campaign trail canceling all public events through Friday when the nation buries former President Reagan The interruption of his cam paign comes as Kerry is in a tight race with President Bush But with the nation mourning one of its icons partisan battles are out of the question aides said Sunday “President Reagan’s death is a time to put politics aside” said Kerry communications director Stephanie Cutter “When a former president passes away it’s the end of an impor tant chapter in history and it deserves respect" Kerry went ahead with a speech Sunday to a Michigan high school’s graduating class but used the address to make a tribute to Reagan Reagan was president when Kerry was first elected to the Senate in 1984 and the two had differences over economics and foreign affairs Kerry told reporters that Reagan “always disagreed with a smile with out partisanship" “Because of the way he led he taught us that there was a difference between strong beliefs and bitter partisanship" Kerry told graduating seniors at Bedford High School which held its commencement across the Ohio state line at the University of Toledo Primaries Continued from Page A1 Sawyer said the race would be between “two sons of Bangor” But another Bangor son could play a role he said "Part of it could be how much the governor sticks his nose in it” Sawyer said referring to Democratic Gov John Baldacci's public posturing as the first to sign Perry's nomination papers Perry’s District 32 race was one of 36 contested legislative primaries decided Tuesday While statewide turnout was expected to be low — and indeed was — voters in Orono apparently didn't get the message as they turned out in healthy numbers to decide a competitive Senate fight between Democrats George Jacobson and Elizabeth Schneider in District 30 For weeks leading up to the primary streets in the summer-subdued college town were lined with signs for both candidates On Main Street one woman’s lawn featured signs for each within a few feet of each other Before heading to the polls the woman who preferred not to be identified explained the reason behind her apparent dual allegiances “I just figured they both want to do it Let’s see who wins" said the woman who later elaborated on her request for anonymity "It's a small town" she whispered through the screen door Based on early returns Schneider a town councilor was leading Jacobson in her quest to challenge Republican Rep Anita Peavey-Haskell of Greenbush for the seat It last was held by Democrat Mary Cathcart who was forced out by term limits In the race for the open District 33 seat Russell Treadwell of Carmel was holding a narrow lead over fellow Republicans Debra Plowman of Hampden and Kenneth Fredette of Newport The winner will challenge Democrat Jane Cronk in November Meanwhile in Washington County it appeared Republican Kevin Raye could have an opponent in the District 29 race with Democrat Kim Bagley poised to earn enough write-in votes Tuesday to place her name on the November ballot There were also several contested House primaries Tuesday including a race between Democrats Mike Dunn and Torvic Var-damis both of Bangor for a chance to replace Perry in the House Based on early unofficial results Dunn was leading Var-damis by a substantial margin Former SC Gov Beasley makes runoff for Senate seat BY ROBERT TANNER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Former South Carolina Gov David Beasley advanced to a runoff Tuesday in the GOP primary for the Senate seat left open by the retirement of Democratic Sen Ernest “Fritz” Hollings with two others in a close contest for second place Beasley had 36 percent or 79347 votes with 80 percent of precincts reporting and will face either three-term Rep Jim DeMint or millionaire real estate developer Thomas Ravenel in the runoff in two weeks DeMint had 26 percent or 57906 votes and Ravenel was close behind with 25 percent or 54063 votes The race — for one of five Democrat-held Senate seats in the South to come open this year — will be among the most closely watched in the fall with the GOP narrowly controlling the Senate 51-48 The GOP primary winner will face Democratic Education Superintendent Inez Tenenbaum In Virginia seven-term Democratic Rep Jim Moran easily defeated a primary challenge that was driven largely by his statements about Jewish leaders' sup port for the Iraq war that many saw as anti-Semitic He won with 58 percent of the vote with nearly all precincts reporting In all seven states held primaries Tuesday including Iowa Maine New Jersey North Dakota and Montana where the open governor’s seat brought a sharp philosophical fight to the state GOP Classifieds 990-8020 Toll free In Main 1-800-432-7964 Classified Hours: Monday-Frlday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Sa DISPLAY ADVERTISING DEADLINES Publication Deadline Publication Deadline Cards Try your hand at bridge weekdays in the Uairaor Oailu Xrun for "rme detoery cas 9906040 Child Care 115 Happy Ads 130 Dating Services 155 TicketsTravel 175 Help Wanted 210 Help Wanted 210 Help Wanted 210 Help Wanted 210 LAHVIE S DAYCARE - near St Joseph Hospital 2 open ings available 990-4336 Craft Fairs 117 ANNOUNCEMENTS Calendar Plus 111 ATTENTION PUG OWNERS I am looking for a few volunteers to put together Ban gor’s first Pug Party If inter ested or have any questions call Stephanie at 942 5459 Child Care H5 O Cathy's Sunshine Daycare now h as limited openings for toddlers off Broadway 942-1417 or 746-4619 BANGOR Lie 2 8 up pool arts and crafts and food program 990 3792 CHILD CARE available in my Brewer home 2 openings Very experienced Lunches 8 snacks provided 989 1935 HERMON licensed home day care lunctVsnacks FT Th-yr 8 older 7 30 5 30 848 3369 THE LITTLE CUBS FAMILY DAYCARE in Harm on now has openings lor ages 2 to 5 Stories songs art fun activities meal snacks and lots of TLC Call 848 7033 YWCA BANGOR BREWER CHILDCARE OPENINGS PT ft FT for 18 mos 9th grade swim A gym Call 941 2906 Garage Yard Sales 125 BUSH CHENY 2004 Milton B Silver CRAFTERS WANTED Eastbrook Days July 10 Call Charleen at 565-2050 to reserve table Free Found Ads 120 DOG - Lab M found Colburn Dr Orono CATS Gray 8 white F found Airport Rd Old Town 2 gray tabby 1 M 1 F found How ard St 8t Stillwater Ave Old Town Blk & white M Stillwater Ave Old Town blk F 8 brown tabby w white M found Bennoch Rd Old Town blk F found Bosworth St Old Town Call 827 8777 GOLD RING - Found at audrto rium Civic Center graduation 66 call to identify 990 5195 WATCH Found at Alamoosook Lodge Call 567 3539 YOUTH BIKE Call to iden tify found near Washington St School in Brewer 745-0063 HealthFitness 135 ASIA THERAPY CENTER Japanese body rub 8 scrub Open 7 days a week 10 am -10 pm 207-947-9888 265 Hammond St Bangor NOW IN BANGOR' - 8 great dates Choc Gnlle Muddy Hud der www SminuteOating com Pet Tributes 158 In Memory Of Shadow HAWAII - 2 round trip air fares leave any major air port $199 each Call 1 800 325 8816 Lost 145 BREWER 196 Washington St June 12th 8-1 Interest ing things from basement to attic no early birds' DETROIT - Fh 8 Sat 9 46 North Road across from Agway! AdUt 8 chid dothrng toys dishes and household goods! HUDSON - 1611 Hudson Rd Sat & Sun 9-4 Girl Scout yard sale' Girls going to Ireland To donate items call 394 3424 or 942-0996 for pickup Ram date July 10 & 11 Lots of good stuff' KENDUSKEAG Huge Garage Sale! 495 Stetson Hd 2 mi from Corner Country Store or Sam s Quick Stop All clothes 2S all books 10c A lot of new items Thurs 8 Fn KTOU9KEAG Towfw Rd mJkfemiy Fn Set & Sxx 84 Tools irn dates & suf Od BwdUnwr 9l foBowYowag-' LITTLETON - 1638 US Highway 1 antiques collectibles kitchen cabmets much more' Thurs 8 Fn 9 ? OLD TOWN - Stiiwater Ave Sat & Sun 9-2 Clothing toys 8 more Rain dat June 26 Go UMame ORPINGTON 363 Johnson Mill Rd Sat June 12 8am 3pm To benefit community chanties by the Daughters of Isabella For donation pickups call 825-8742 9400 REWARD Diamond engagement ring & wedding band platinum Tost Sherton 4 points Bgr Airport 244-0461 CATI! Longhaired tortoiseshell female orange black & white fur Missing from College Ave Old Town Call 827 3850 if you have seen her' Reward! H CAT - medium size male black wwhite feet 8 belly white stripe on nose lost 529 near Stinson's Self Storage Eddington please call 843-6799 day or night REWARD f found Her happiness and love for everyone she met will slay in our hearts forever She was our pet our friend our family member and she will be missed terribly until we meet again She was simply our Shadow' We love and rmss you Shadow Your family In Memory Of SMOKEY Dec 25 1990 June 1 2004 Help Wanted 210 °rte SHARPEI DOG Creamcol ored Adult Lost on Cormna Center Rd Cormna Reward for finding Call 924-3567 or 343 2055 Welsh Corgi on May 30 Last seen on Hams Rd in Stockton Springs FM browrVwtxte Named Hilda Reward Diane 567-6016 or Nda 469 5083 ‘o our devoted and very loved dog He was our pet our friend and family mem ber and he will be missed terribly Until we meet again Dad Nana Stout and family To place your “Pet Tribute" ad call the Class rked Department 990-8020 or (toH free m Maine) 1-000-432 7964 or visit us at 491 Mam St 3tanaor Oailu -Knus len Transport Inc 81 Mecaw Road Bangor Maine TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVERS Full 6 part-time openings "Maine's Finest Flatbed Car rier" is finalizing its expansion and has openings for professional drivers who have a minimum of one year's experience and a good driving record No Lumpers Hand Unloads or Long Waits at Warehouses Flatbed Training Available for Quali fied Drivers Comprehensive Benefit Package Rider Program SLate Model Well Maintained Equipment ®No Slip Seating Assigned Trac tors and Trailers ®Re aion slHome Weekly and Long Haul Opportunities Idle-Aire Cell Phones EZ Pass Pre-Pass Toll 8 Fuel Cards Weekly Accurate Pay Settlements If you are ready to make a change Or want to learn more contact Maynard Deenng at 1-800959-4507 ext 216 or mdeer mgftcar1entransportcom to learn how you can join Car len Transport Z0BK AiOD D£hJT THANK YOU YOUR DSL ORDER HAS BEEN RECEIVED ACCOUNTING MANAGER The Telford Group a Maine based aviation services company is seeking a full time Accounting Manager at its administrative offices in Bangor Maine This new position is a result of the Telford Group relocating some of its accounting work to the Bangor location Du ties will include preparation or overseeing preparation of monthly financial re porting in areas of income expenses and 'arnings based on past present and expected operations managing day to day cash flow and banking reporting supervising subordinates in carrying out these duties Applicants should have advanced education in ac counting and 3-5 years accounting background Pay will be based on expe rience and a full benefit package is available Interested applicants should send or fax a resume to Dennis Corson HR Manager 458 Mein St Bangor ME 04401 Fes 990-2319 AERUS Expending many positions evart Pay starting at $500 nun mum per week Call (207) 989-0106 Mon 9 -6 pm ory or Tues Sat 10-11 a m only tOE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT For small health care con suiting firm in Orono Hours 1pm to 5pm Requirements include excellent communication skills computer skills and organizational skills Must be resourceful and have desire to learn new business skills Position will require learning and working with proprietary data hase systems Clerical adnumstra tive experience preferred Salary commensurate with experience Send resume and salary requirements ta Advertiser Box 0-77 Bangor Dally News P O Box 1329 Bangor ME 04402 1329 Animal Hospital TECH TRAINEE FTperm Call 947 9675 Assist with all animal care treatment Recent grads welcome if license eligible Interviewing now El J 116 AUTOMOTIVE YARD PERSON Experience in taking off parts c veNcles own tools required apply m person at Silver's Autc Parts 485 Mam Street in Orono AUTO TECH MECHANIC Wanted Must have own tools 2 years exp on autos 8 pickups Inspection lie a plus Lavoie's Ornngton 989 1488 BANQUET CENTER seeking experienced servers and Captain Flexible availability a must Experience preferred Attractive hourly wage Apply in person at Sea Dog Banquet and Conference Center 26 Front St Bangor BREAKFAST COOK 8 UNE COOKS - housing available excellent pay apply at Log Cabin Rest Rte 3 Bar Har bor or call 288 3910 J StttchersLaborsrs J7hr Immediate needs Will tram Racapt -Ellsworth 99hr Experience necessary A dmin Assistants 991 MS Word A Excel helpful B0NSEY STIFFING CENTER 1 Springer Place Bangor 945 3100 or 1-969945 3100 www bonneystaffmg com Josh Alves YOUR MODEM WILL BE SHIPPED AND YOUR SERVICE WILL BE READY IN 6-8 DAYS POT SomCTHI6 THAT'S' SUPPOSED TO BE PAST IT SUPC TAKES IT'S Time TO CrET HEILE CALL CENTER Now HIRING Full timePart time Good money call today 989 7831 CABLE INSTALLERS Experienced only Must have own tools 8 vehicle Call 356 4899 Business Office ADMIN ASS T 912HR Call 947 9675 Local metal works company seeks indi vidual with computer knowledge & people skills Provide phone coverage 8t data entry Full-time perm benefits E l J213 CAREGIVERCOMP ANION wanted to live in & provide guidance for medication & hygiene as well as assist with shopping errands CHEF-SOUS - Pentagoet Inn Castme top wages FT sea sonal call 326-8616 email stay ft pentagoet com CLASS A DRIVER We are expanding again! Permanent full-time post tion Home every weekend Paid Holidays vacation BOBS Health IRA Matching Safety Bonus TOP PAY IN LATE MODEL EQUIPMENT Part-time available too! Cal 3A7304 103j EOE transportation light house keeping 8 meal prepara tion for a lovely A active lady in the WaldoboroUmon area Call Genny at 1 (800) 282 0764 ext 101 CARING PERSON NEEDED who wants a good home 8 small salary in exchange for caring for elderly lady no lifting light housework refs req Call 843-7062 after 6 p m CARPENTER FOREMAN A LABORERS Exp nec in roofing siding window replacement decks additions etc Must be hard working For newly expand mg Co Benefits to ind com pany truck paid holidays 8 vacations Year-round work Laborers must have min 2 years exp Call 924-3231 or fax resume to 924-5773 CARPENTERS- Good pay for exp carpenters tools driver' s license and insurance req coastal work Call 3263295 CARPENTERS FRAMERS 8 ROOFERS - 5 years exp own tools 8 general liability insurance req 989-0782 CARPENTERS CONCRETE WORKERS ROOFERS Pay based on experience Call 207 528-2795 CEDAR PRODUCTS ASSEMBLERS Newport area ft WORK 1-800 794 7130 CERTIFIED ASBESTOS SUPER VISOR WORKER Vahd drivers hcenee 8 tranapex tat' on necessary 257-4715 CMLDCARE IN OUR HOME Part ftma'occasional s end relume and two excellent ref To AtVerhser Box H-77 PO Box 1329 Bangor 0440 CLASS 1 TRUCK DRIVER Full time must be 25 years or older heavy lifting req apply m person at Sorrento Lobster Sorrento ME or call Stuan at 422 9062 EOE CLASS A 8 B DRIVERS EXCAVATOR Operators PIPE LABORERS exp anted apply m person m Vaughn TNbodeeu 8 Sons 892 Odlm Rd Bangor CLASS A TRUCK DRIVER To haul heavy equipment gravel hot top with live bottom trailer live-in quar ters avail Call Steve 746 9606 CLASS A TRUCK DRIVER To haul heavy equipment gravel hot-top with live bottom trailer live-in quar ters avail Call Steve 746 9686 be Puzzled The Daily Crossword challenges your knowledge of facts and tnvut every day in the fonaor Oailu Xnus For home delivery cell 9908040

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