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Biddeford Journal (Newspaper) - September 16, 1980, Biddeford, Maine County alerted to fraudulent voter By DOUG BAILEY Staff Writer New voter registrations are on the increase throughout York area town clerks and some say they are annoyed at charges made that out-of-state people could register and vote in the Sept. 23 nuclear Head of the Save Maine Yankee John has mentioned the possibility that because Maine has a registration proponents could import out-of-state people to fraudulently register and vote in next Tuesday's Town clerks and registrars say that is highly but nevertheless the secretary of state issued a bulletin last week ordering all clerks to get positive proof of residency from a new an edict that will forever stay in the secretary asked that out-of-state such as college who wish to claim residency to vote in an do so at least four days prior to the After they will not be able to submit registration cards but must register in person at the town clerk's Currently in there is no requirement that a person must be a resident of a town for any length of time prior to a a person could move to the state on Sept. 23 and be allowed to vote on in the clerks unless can be it is doubtful that person would be able to In where new registrations have numbered more than 100, Town Clerk Edna Wentworth said she is annoyed at statement she casts aspersions on the competency of town course it's not going to Mrs. Wentworth said of the likelihood of voter ascertain actual residency of every potential voter unless they are They have to prove they are renting or have bought a Or they must show a Maine motor vehicle There is no way a person could move here on election day and register unless they carry some definite Page 10, Col. 5) Registration group says no stuffing Maine - A spokesman for Maine's groups today angrily denied chargees of potential ballot for the Sept. 23 referendum as by the Save Maine Yankee know of no proposal or support for any such endeavor involving transfer of people over state lines for the purpose of stuffing the ballot said a statement by Paul a board member of the Page 10, Col. 5) Nuke CITY EDITION une TUESDAY Sept. 16, 1980 282-1535 324-4444 985-3118 25 cents 318 Days MAINE A difficult wait by Ben Worker hurt in chute accident Limington man hospitalized after freed from machinery By GARY L. BOBBINS Staff Writer SACO - Rescue workers were forced to use chisels and crowbars this morning to extricate a man from the blades of a grain Raymond Johnson slid waist deep into the chute shortly before 7, while performing clean-up The 41-year-old Limington man's right leg became caught in the chute's slowly turning blades during the The chute is located beneath a section of railroad track behind the Cohen Millworks building in the Industrial off North Trains park over the chute and deposit grain into it so that it can be carried into Cohen's silos by the The steel blades crushed Johnson's right foot and and tore a large gash in his He also injured his right Johnson's Byron Boomer of found him lying in the smoking a approximately 15 minutes after the Rescue workers from the police and public works and All Care Ambulance of arrived minutes later and labored for more than 90 trying to free Johnson's They had difficulty gaining access to it because the portion of the chute in which his leg was caught was covered by steel a section of the track and the chute's outer The 20-foot-long span of track was the most burdensome as workers had to cut it with blowtorches in order to clear it out of the They also had to use an electric hacksaw to tear apart the chute's The casing was so thick the workers had to use two blades in order to finish the Their job also was complicated by the which had cut into Johnson's leg in three The blades had pinned his leg against the wall of the chute so tightly that rescue workers spent nearly 10 determining how to remove the blade without forcing it deeper into the Dr. John a Biddeford and comforted Johnson through most of the extrication Despite the severity of the Johnson expressed little At one he even asked ambulance attendants to remove an oxygen device from his nose so he could continue Johnson didn't even express much pain at 9:30 when the workers were finally able to remove his leg from the didn't even yell for help when I pulled into the said waited for me to come around the corner to the silo before he told me what didn't know how bad it was until I reached I thought he was just in the trying to clean it. Then I learned how bad it I've seen this happen But I've never seen it happen this Rescued Raymond an employee of Cohen at rest while public works and ambulance personnel try to remove the casing which was preventing them from getting to his Johnson's leg was caught in a chute used to carry grain Into Cohen's He was takei to Maine Medical for treatment of a badly damaged right ankle and by Ben Firefighters set to vote on contract By ANNE CONLEY Staff Writer BIDDEFORD - Firefighters could have a three-year contract within a few drawing months of negotiations to a if union members and the City Council approve a package proposed by the bargaining City and union representatives came to an agreement on a contract after being in a deadlock for several The pact is basically the same as the one union members rejected in except for couple dollars more in the second union Steward Michael Surran said this The 26 members of the Teamsters Local 48, are scheduled to vote on the contract Wednesday If it is Mayor Roger L. Frechette plans to present it to the council for approval at a Sept. 24 Surran is satisfied with the contract and says he thinks it should bargained really he And although the increase in the second year the city agreed to Monday is only about above the original Surran says negotiators to fight tooth and to get it. From the city's Frechette says he's satisfied with the He says it has to pass because the city doesn't any more money If the contract is rejected by union fact finding sessions arranged through the Maine Labor Relations Board would be probably followed by Frechette says the city's stance is a firm one and that if firefighters reject this newest can take it anywhere they want to go because that's it city's last Frechette adds that the union bargaining team He feels there's that firefighters deserved an increase of to in the first year of the This Page 10, Col. 3) Firefighters Phinney has check ready for commissioners JEFFREY Sanford Bureau ALFRED - out of are the words Sheriff C. Wesley Phinney uses to describe county reaction to borrowed from the sheriff's Department budget to cover expenses for a June 1979 convention trip to County commissioners have scheduled a special meeting for tonight at 7 in the York County Courthouse to an arrangement by which Sheriff Phinney will return the Phinney says the money was borrowed from funds earmarked for training sessions and used to pay expenses for his trip last year when the Maine Association asked him to be a last-minute replacement to the National Sheriff's Association used money from training funds with the full understanding that the Maine State Association would reimburse the county for that Phinney He also notes that he has a check from the association in hand and plans to take to the office Phinney admits that my office didn't get the invoices the Maine in on but says he has guaranteed commissioners on several occasions that the money would be reimbursed to the Page 10, Col. 1) Phinney Woman undergoes surgery after being hit by rock on pike Staff Writer ARUNDEL - A Quebec woman suffered a broken chin and jaw as well as eye injuries after a 13-year-old boy hurled a three-pound rock from a Maine Turnpike overpass into her southbound vehicle Monday said state more inch to the left would have have probably killed said Cpl. Raymond Linda 32. of Que. is listed in satisfactory condition in Maine Medical following daylong surgery to reconstructed the right side of her said Police say they have apprehended an Arundel who has confessed to the No charges have yet been they According to the boy had thrown the rock as He didn't intend to hurt he According to the boy threw a rock off the Old Limerick Road overpass into the windshield of the southbound tractor-trailer in which Mrs. Carroll was a Her John 34, pulled the truck over to the side of the road as soon as the rock crashed through the police Carroll was driving the owned by Bourque Ltd. of Mont to Boston at the time of the according to Cpl. who was patrolling the was flagged down by Carroll within a few minutes of the Page 10, Col. 6) Accident ft J INSIDE THE 20 pages une Classifieds 16-1718-19Movies8 Crossword Dear today's Memory The chance of forgetting something is directly proportional to
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