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Augusta, Maine
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'r" 9' 1 rr-i" 7 MAINE'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER AUGUSTA MAINE SO CENTS mJTTTWr iV vaa pier 5 lags? DlSIJlllljt Zhu Rongji newly elected Chinese premier blazes a new trail 2 1-1'- rV V'' kMlI 'i A -( YY 7 T--- Twenty-eight people apply for the school sCiperintendency PAGE WIN1BR0P: FRIDAY 77tl tcrA -1 March 20 1998 frTW8" UNC and Utah ad- vs vanoe to the Bite A 19 GAY I Advocates considering strategy for 7i9a2: protection a-? 'ri 7 7V 'TO' -'Vi VJ 'vV- -s tf- tv'x i A va 'V N-- rVA'f'r'r ki Bno mama V- By DAVE CHEEVER Staff Writer moot voted for Bridgeo Ward 4 Councilor A'V'v i Bridgeo said I also wanted them to know that my dear preference is that communications to city staff from the council go through the city manager the way I have always dime it and the way I believe it works 1 '-t It is also a matter of concern for the council The issue of the communications I process was the subject of two council orders in the last 18 months The previous i council mandated a process much like what The vote Wednesday capped two days of communications among councilors and with Bridgeo who had been identified as the lead candidate of 66 applicants for the position The council declined to vote on the matter when it first arose at the regular business meeting on Monday 1 Notified late that night of concerns the council raised Bridgeo worked with Bridge and the search committee to provide clarifications and some modifications to the con- tract terms Bridgeo espouses The current council how- One request that the councilors com-' ever amended that order less than a year mit in writing to abide by the coundl-manag- ago to allow councilors to contact stan di-er form of government was stricken from rectly if that contact pertained to informa-the contract proposal Kenneth Knight and Ward 2 Councilor J7vw --v 4 William Dowling voted against the proposed contract 'v AUGUSTA The city council late At-large Councilor William Burney was -Wednesday selected a new city manager unnhut-rT uttH pm wwing-r William Bridgeo of Canandaigua NY th kw tn mab tt dwir Hut my (wwnn ridgeo succeeds Tterry SL Peter whose relate to some at the terms of the contract amtract was terminated by the council late not the Dowling said look for: last year ''v'-fe ward to working with Bill Fbllowing a second executive session this gntaht qIqq Ms vnta nnt i week to resolve issues regarding several a rSEcfian on the yyy proposed contract provisions the council dear be a tremendous affaptimi -voted 4-2 to hire Bndgea fnr ttv amt amrlr hard for Antniain1' Ward 3 Councilor Ronald Bourget Wknl 1 Knight said "I know I'll have no prSbhms Councilor Daniel Pomerleau and At-large utinii with him hut i did haw nmhimw Councilors A Delaine Nve and Richard Du- wjthypmy of theforms of the vwtmnt 'VS William Bridgeo of Canandaigua NY Auguatah new city manager did not want that to be a Please see MANAGER Page 2 '1 -ft -O-V i -t'P ie MM jz wrj! 1 i' i i's'J'i 'i' 6 i i vv iv fc eutY 1 c-f- VY-'77 1 1 "a 'V'-i r': 4 'i'-V I -Vi's- A on Albert Cochrian agrees to extradition i I I i 4 i 1 i By ALAN CLENDENNING Guy Gannett Service Hetherington laid "I did- get into the facts (of the case) -with him but he wants to address the situation and get this behind After arriving in Portland Cochran wifi be taken to the Somer- 1 set County Jail He is expected to -make his first court appearance on Monday in Skowhegan District Court said Stephen McCausland Maine State Police spokesman 7 Baxter a 30-year-old nurse was last seen alive at 10 pjn on Nov 23 1976 when she bought cough medicine at a grocery store in a Water- ville shopping center That same nighL after drinking beo-and vodka and smtAing man- -juana with three men he barely lmew Cochran left his car in the parking lot of the same sh center according to a police davit Police believe Baxter was abducted taken from the lot in her car and raped before being shot and put in the trunk of the can Cochran told authorities shortly after the killing that he never met or saw Baxter the affidavit said 1 yf- 'y-1 But Cochran did tell police that he ty 777 walked to his house in 7 Norridgewock around S-am Nov 24 PORTLAND A 60-year-old Florida man agreed Thursday to be extradited to Maine to face a charge of killing an Oakland woman in 1976 and tearing her body in the trunk of a car near the Kennebec Rivers Albert Cochran who lived in Etoirfield when Janet body was found more than 21 -years ago in nearby Norridge-wock is scheduled to arrive Saturday afternoon at the Portland International Jetport Cochran agreed Thursday to be extradited from Stuart Fla because he wants to fight the murder charge said John Hetherington court-appointed Florida lawyer Althmigh Cochran said little during the brief hearing in Martin County Court Hetherington said Cochran denies involvement in killing was very rational and lucid and anxious to go up there (to Y-' 7 'V-' Y' 7 A man walks' along the fourth floor under the State Houee dome In Augusta recently Restoration work Inthat area wap completed last summer 0The Legislature currently Is considering a comprehensive restoration spending package' Y7'7''' 4rv rs- A Please see SUSPECT Page 2 Three-way By FRANCIS QUINN Associated Press Writer 7 4 -VrvV'VvW45'-' battle dfbudget AtiniTSTA The proposed to be ftmded by the Maine which needs voter approval About SSSeveSMSiortto -Governmental Facilities Authority million would go to State House o9jiUnnian tnYSneSto the 7 That authority can loan $30 million restoration prqjects and 4 million stAta House end fWR niiA for construction or renovation of would pay for an underground con-'i Utefocilitie million to nector between foe hvo building ThiirHav construct court buildings The Leg- The remaining $29 million would be TheHnuse annroved the nlan Y' islature expanded the authority last 5 used to gut and rebuild the State Of-i -supported by ffipato fihi- jar to iSude rtate buildings fice BiCig and to renovate two I Mtfphgifand th King adminla v-- Because the cost of State House buildings at the Augusta Mental tratkxi 93-45 and State Office Building renovation Health Institute where sane state Mltehell and Janet Waldron the i the amount available the wo be moved 7 77 er approval of large-scale borrow- -Kig iimhiihyUnn fjnnnrw chiirf V- legislature must raise the statutory Republicans during the House de- jng rinrrilTfii the diiat as an opening cap as well as authorize the project bate accused project supporters of ott said the Main Constitution salvo inthe battle over the budget itrelt borrowing mony without voter ap- requires voter apttval far any bor- and spending of the state revenue By using file Governmental FfcdH- proval because thor said siqipwtas rowing package larger than $2 mil-" Authority the mony is bor- feared voters support the-- j' Reconstruction (rf file main build- rowed without requiring that gener- pnject in a referendum tngs in the State House conplex is al obligation bonds be issued 7- are spending $52 million of Please see RENOVATION Page 2 taxpayer money without asking their permission said House 7 Republican Leader James Donnelly 7 R-Presque Isle c--'? 7 j-'1-- Rep David Ott RVbrk a member of the Appropriations 7 Committee said he recognized the 5' need for work on the Capitol 7 and the State Office Building But he 7- said the state has failed to provide 7 proper maintenance and now offi-7 dais want to use the budget surplus 7 Id- other projects and skirt the constitutional requirement to seek vot- 11 their positions along party lines Democrats pressed for increased expenditures for research and development and additional aid for incoming college students while Re- Eublicans argued against some ond issue proposals they Mid should be paid for directly from surplus state hinds 5' 7 AUGUSTA Democratic leaders of the budget-writing panel scrubbed scheduled work ses-r sions Thursday as majority party lawmakers met to map out spend- ingpriarities The pace of the de- The cancellation of the work ses-J liberations hgaw to pick up with sions followed a long night of joust- 7 significant Aiiiin intoning ing within the Appropriations Com- House and Senate leaden have mittee that frequently pitted De- 7 been to wud this mocrats against Republicans and regular and adjourn fay the occasionally set lawmakers against 3 end of this month which would ne-rqnsentatives of independent Gov ffffttato drafting and voting on a Angus Hag budget hill within less than two During the Wednesday night com- -mittee meeting legislative budget negotiators appeared to harden Please see budget Page 2 v-7 T5 -i -s teiacher earns award for 1 Iblending cultures concepts lT MICHELE COOPER 'Stafi1 Writer KENNEBEC JOURNAL AnnLandBfW25 W' 1014 WMtwr 1002 2000 OtokigUiM 1000 Ldtoy fap www IfemaWmpL 'Y- Chastain of Halhnsell who has been an art toiler at the Maranacook Community School for 18 years is an artist who brings to the classroom an exdtonent and spirit and the affirmation that ifs OK to be an artist said Chapman -Chapman said artists have a hard time believing in themselves because art is so personal Chastain she said has been aide to help her students through this by teaching them how important their contributions are to the world The award Which is sponsored by the National Art Education Auodation will be presented to Chastain at its annual convention in Chicago next month One outstanding member is recognized from each state for service and contribution to art education certainly very flattered that my colleagues which I nave a tremendous amount of re- 7' 7 Y''V WTEACHERAg2 Corliss Chastain tells her art itudenta they bekmg to a special breed who feel -tfe need to bring to their ideas £She impreises idou them ths iroportuicc of srt £9dl cultures and teaches them to appreciate own work And why Chris Chapman an art teacher ML Ararat nominated (Sustain for the 1998 Art Educator Award VShe has brought to her students that wonder- sense of themselves as young Chap- 1nan said recently about her fellow art teacher I'TVe known her for a number of year-s and have seen the contributions that made to art edu-' 1 cdfon and advocaty One of the things that impressed me the most Is the work she does with beg A -fc'fV -7- 8MT photo TOBY HOLU8 Corfae Chastain an art teacher at the Maranacook Community School hat boon aalacted to receive tho 1998 Maino Art Educator Award Jf h'2 6 2 I I J't I tf fI I.

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