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The Bangor Daily News from Bangor, Maine • 9

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'CM-Zat £il Ktam Tuesday September 8 1993 Section INSIDE Police meet isibk schools B5 Obituaries B67 Wether 93 where Jesse saved the life of his father Larry Lewis (right) earlier this summer (NEWS Photo by Mark Schwane) proud of son who saved dad a-4 tk -i 4 7 1 wafter (Lewis whd was s4 dressed his clothes Hef still jCad a tape trem thd shore tjiat herlisband tes JesWfyi had fallep off me clpthes- Vgfeed to ta We attached to his belt He fouM)f goingtmder She and her brothein- hipiself in yiter about 30 feet deep i lawvMike Kalenfeik of Connecticut ieboy4)Ieeided IcUd was absolutely whowas ya(ationing with the tou-thoyght hiS fetlher' had divpd into "that" Jesse yould first ai)d Lewis wrong tefwis! didn't plejunipfed intoa boatand ruShed --1 begai to haul him afounrfihefncf have theiill switch on tin the boat) lfto tbs Scene Hip boy apd hip fatjier theElliotpilleRoad vsuspdf nop did i have life jacket tSvere safely removal front the pond Dofti Tnoca end kfh rlorl Uniro hip 1 16-foot boat whit a Botfr Jesse and hfe dad have He have: life in had- to overcome water since the incident i 'pever wanted to go tubihg' again (but I wanted to conquermy self an took faction" Screaming fear and gone out singe then on save he Jesse said- i swam aboutdSO feet to hri father a little Lewis admit- slipped hfe life jacket off and ted but added that when he does go shoved it udder his dad back onto the water Wear a was scared for him because I life jacket a practice that realize how good he could preached to others for so said Larry Lewis always felt that I safe Jesse said that when he' arrived because I had the life jacket in the at his side and gave hup boat but the life jacket didn't get his life jacket he sure launched when I Lewis said what to do next since they were in The fact that Jesse who is a the middle of the pond He was 5 sixth-grade pupil at SeDoMoCha unaware that someone was com- Middle School kept his cool and ing to their rescue did what he did has astounded his Lewi Lewis said she could see-' See Rescue B4 Col 5 djd jacket boat first time I saw him go'' under 1 started r-said Jesse 'but theboy Composed him- 23-hbrse-pdwer mptor yA i pater was a so Jesse was having a hitting the recalled (momi iLori( who' witqessqd the ipcident from the shore She sakl 'when'yfesse fell off the tube her hiisband turned the Ijoat too 'Sharply and hit a big wave1 cut an arch and when Jesse fell off the tube I turned around and hit one of my Larry Lewis said launched mfe outof the boat' about 25 to 30 feet I was laughing at the According to Larry Lewis he time until I hit the water and then arrived homd theday after I knew I was in trouble A Dayfrom his job to find Lewis said as soon as he hit the Jesse9 and 12-year-old cousin water' he knew he was in danger eager tn try but a new water tube because of the weight ofhis work droyrijftg father hislifackct a a he realize his dad swinl nor was hi Wearing a life jacket was really scared I tried to put that in the back of my said the boy Jesse Lewis poses on Monson Pond Family By Diana Bowley waters of Monson pond tt Jesse swam tq his side slipped off his life jacket'arid shoved it under his dad swim Thd pair' was rescued a few minutes later by relatives who wit-' nessed the incident from the shore pretty impressive in my Lewis said Friday of the freckle-faced Jesse Lewis the owner of: a 17-site campground on Monson Pond had been hauling Jesse on a tube behind a boat on the hot June day when a wake struck the boat and Maine -'i adage sinks into obscurity State once a harbinger with September election 'H 1 By Jerry Harkavy The Associated Press PORTLAND A quirky Maine tradition that endured for more than a century and gave rjse to a familiar political adage ended 40 years ago today in a Democratic 'landslide The Sept 8 1958 election dealt a stunning blow to the Republicans and marked the last time Mainers trooped to the polls two months ahead of the rest of the nation early vote gave rise to the slogan Maine goes so goes the The catchy phrase endures today but it has sometimes been woefully off the mark And its origin has been lost on a new generation of Mainers who never voted in September Mainers asked about the slogan on a recent sunny afternoon had varying theories most of them wrong Kathy Gowen thought It might have something to do with Prohi- bition college history professor would probably give me hell but I Gowen admitted as she had lunch with her daughter Hannah 3 in a park In Portland's Old Port In its final test Maine went out a winner In 1958 Gov Edmund Muskle defeated Remains found in waters off island Body may be that of missing fisherman VTNALHAVEN The body of missing fisherman Stephen Goodridge may have been found Monday morning south of Vinal-haven The Vinalhaven fishing vessel Blue Thunder radioed the Rockland Coast Guard at 6:58 am reporting the discovery of a body in the water The Coast Guard went to the scene and recovered the body which was taken to the Medical Office in Augusta by Laite Pratt Funeral Home of Camden Dental records will be checked today to confirm the identity of the man said Petty Officer Emon Meehan He comment on the identity but Andy Pratt of Laite Pratt Funeral Home said toe T-shirt found with the body was one he recognized as belonging to Goodridge 56 Stephen fishing vessel the Mary was found circling pilotless Aug 19 near Rockport Harbor The search for the missing Rockport fisherman continued for a week but despite the use of underwater cameras -and side-scan sbnari was not found Pratt is relieyedtby the possibility that the mystery is closer to being resolved but is still affected by the dccidept was close said Pratt haw a Sailboat and my children and I just been able to use it for the past two Though confirmation be made until after' the Medical' Office checks dental records Pratt feels Goodridge has been found course we say now for certain but off the cuff I believe said Pratt Students flocking to UMFK Recruitment effort starts to pay off officials say By Beurmond Banville Of the NEWS Staff 1 FORT KENT Two years of work have resulted in a harvest of students at the University of Maine at Fort Kent and officials be happier with the crop they have reaped -That success includes record freshmen enrollments record enrollments at large doubledigit increases in full-time equivalent students and the highest credit-hour generation in the 121-year history of the school no wonder the president of the University of Maine smallest and northernmost cam- pus stop talking about the accomplishments of his staff and students both of whom he credits for the increases the campus has seen this fall While complete figures may not be ready for some days initial data show a 14 percent increase in the freshman class and a 50 percent increase in the total number of stu- dents which includes freshmen transfer students and students returning to UMFK after a period of time away from the school The figures also show a 15 percent increase in the number of full-time equivalent students and a 15 percent increase in total credit hour generation up to 8600 hours for the campus which has seen only one semester before with more than 8000 hours think of a better way to begin our 121st Charles Lyons UMFK president said recently on campus especially our admissions staff has been working so hard to achieve this Our success is the direct result of a great John Martin UMFK director See UMFK B4 Col 5 i' W' I vanishing haunts Belfast chief I Troubling questions remain 10 years later I I 4' 'H ft By Walter Griffin Of the NEWS Staff BELFAST Police Chief Allen Weaver never laid eyes on Virginia Douglas but thinks of her whenever he glimpses vultures wheeling in a gray sky or when human remains are discovered in the forest It was 10 years ago Labor Day weekend that the 69-year-old Lexington Mass woman walked into to use the bathroom and disappeared without a trace At least that was the story her husband Frank told police that Sept 2 A decade later Weaver is still uncertain whether Virginia Douglas ever set foot in Maine let alone a department store on the outskirts of Belfast still an open and active case but one of the oddest I ever Weaver said last weekend all the investigation been done I have never been able to find any clear or precise evidence to lead pie to believe she was or was not in On the day his wife of 46 years disappeared Frank Douglas told police they had a spat at home the afternoon before and that he See Douglas B4 Col 1 fN f-A Ni Massachusetts in 1820 and become a separate state No one seems to know for sure why Maine took such an unusual step but some suggest delegates chose a slack period between early and late harvests understanding is that it was better weather in September most of the crops were in and so It was a convenient Bald Joel Eastman a history professor at the University of Southern Maine As a result civic-minded Mainers had to make a second trip to the polls in November during (residential elections to cast bal-ots for the top of the ticket reputation as a political harbinger began to take hold In 1840 when the state then See Election B5 Col 1 Then-Gov Edmund Muskle receives election news the night he won hie first term in the US Senate Sept 8 1958 was the last time Mainers voted In September (AP File Photo) Bay State man in County jail for violating Maine probation Frederick Payne the Republican incumbent to become the first Maine Democrat popularly elected as a US senator fellow Democrat Clinton Clauson upset former Gov Horace Hildreth in the gubernatorial race and Democrats Frank 1 Coffin and James Oliver won two of the three congressional seats Two months later voters nationwide dealt a blow to President Eisenhower and gave Republican congressional candidates a drubbing as Democrats picked up nearly 50 seats In the House and 15 in the Senate The decision to hold state elections on the second Monday in September was arrived at diming the constitutional convention that set the stage for the District of Maine to break off from By Beurmond Banvllle Of the NEWS Staff CARIBOU A 65-year-old Massachusetts man jailed in Maine for his involvement in a string of burglaries in 1994 in Aroostook County has been returned to jail after his probation was revoked for his conviction for three crimes in Massachusetts in late 1997 Timothy of North Reading Mass was sentenced Wednesday to one year in jail by Justice Paul Pierson in Aroostook County Superior Court In December 1997 was convicted in Fall River Mass District Court of drunken driving operating a motor vehicle after suspension and possession to distribute cocaine The convictions were a violation of his Maine probation was sentenced In April 1994 in Maine to eight years in prison for se9en counts of bur-glary and theft Hq was to serve two years of the sentence and was placed on probation for four years He served 18 months at the Maine Correctional Center at Windham but he had been in the Aroostook County Jail in northern See B4 Col 1 I.

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