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North Adams Transcript (Newspaper) - January 3, 1978, North Adams, Massachusetts January 3, 1978 Briefly Cambodia wants troops Thailand - Cambodia said today it won't negotiate an end to its border war with Vietnam until all Vietnamese troops withdraw from its Phnom Penh said the Cambodian government rejected a Vietnamese offer of peaceful The government broadcast repeated accusations against Vietnam made last when Cambodia severed diplomatic relations with its eastern claims several divisions of Vietnamese backed by hundreds of tanks and have invaded Cambodian territory and are trying to overthrow the Communist replied that Vietnam was forced to defend itself when Cambodian troops invaded killed or wounded thousands and destroyed thousands of homes and other exchange of charges over the weekend was the first official acknowledgment of border warfare which both governments now admit began in April 1975, shortly after the Communist victories in Saigon and Phnom suspect ( - A man charged with the murder of an State College student was arrested as he allegedly tried to move the woman's frozen body to a new hiding place along a said on Monday that the arrested Rickey Allen 26, had been a prime suspect during the four-week search for Linda 18, the daughter of a Long Island Methodist Who worked seasonally as a tree has served a prison sentence for rape and was under indictment on other sex Miss body was found in Knapp's car when he was police was charged with murder late New Year's state police a disappeared on Dec. 9 while hitchhiking from where she had looked at an apartment for back to her about one mile She was reported missing when she failed to keep a date with a Police said they believed she was killed the same police Capt. Joseph Strajnowski said Knapp gave Miss Velzy a was no evidence that she was held he Miss Velzy and Knapp had not known one according to monoxide kills 3 Calif. Investigators suspect the accidental opening of a valve allowed carbon monoxide to seep into an Exxon oil refinery coker killing three men and causing 11 others to be a state official poisonous gas entered the unit when five of the men were performing maintenance work said Michael deputy chief of California's Occupational Safety and Health other workers suffered carbon monoxide poisoning when they rushed into the coker unit to rescue the stricken shouldn't have been any carbon monoxide in that coker at The company told me this was tested prior to them and that there was no carbon monoxide in said on the dead laboratory tests on those hospitalized and preliminary investigations by Exxon and OSHA all pointed to an excessive level of carbon monoxide in the coker which was 15 feet wide and 100 feet said Mark a Solano County unit is used to make a byproduct of crude oil used as an industrial said Exxon spokesman A1 The unit was shut down 10 days ago for routine oyster does Mass. - The oyster is more suitable on the half shell or in stew than for monitoring water according to two scientists who have invented a mechanical counterpart to do the B. who developed the plastic oyster along with Ralph B. said shellfish are recognized as one of the most successful monitors of metals and organic pollution in but can't be counted working at the Woods Hole Oceanographic decided to find a more dependable replacement for the chemically sensitive past experience showed us that oysters are Kerfoot won't work in all temperature since they don't like cold and they're fussy They won't feed all the is essential to the pollution monitoring ability of oysters since metals and other particles from the water are absorbed and concentrated inside them in the to the artificial about the size of a nickel and known as the will perform the same only more 1 popular Vt. - Both of the children born to Gregory and Nancy Huber have Jan. 1 as a this year's first baby in was bom at 1:43 a.m. Sunday at Brattleboro Memorial was born Jan. 1,1977, but was not the first baby born in the state on that Hubers said they didn't plan to have their children on New Year's In each child was born about five days ahead of weighed in at 7 11 and was bom with a shock of black looks just like his said Mrs. curbs welfare - New Hampshire leads New England in reducing welfare according to figures released by the state Department of Health and the first six months of 1977, the state reduced the number of mistakes in the aid to families with dependent children by nearly 60 Director Richard Lacombe also noted Monday that New Hampshire has reduced the amount of money spent in error by nearly 69 percent 20 percent more than the national for other New England all Vermont 54.7 Rhode Island 45.8 Connecticut 41.7 Massachusetts 19.5 Maine registered an increase of 50.7 percent aid cuts court A program that provides legal aid to prison inmates in six including has cut sharply into a court case backlog and has reduced the influence of the government Law Enforcement Assistance Administration said Monday more than 90 percent of inmate legal questions have been settled through consultation and negotiation in the six states without requiring court the period from July 1,1974, to Sept. 30,1975, the said the following number of inmate grievances was settled without going to in 97.9 percent or 5,924 92.1 percent or 2,816 81.9 percent or 1,422 99.7 percent or 541 South 94.9 percent or 1,109 R. vice president of Studies in of which started the program with an said the legal service has reduced the power of inmate or wanting legal advice may get it and walk away without owing a return favor to the institution or another he the inmate is usually better satisfied when he receives an answer from someone with legal training and Links to - Statehouse insiders call Leonard Alkins the 41st administrative assistant to Senate President Kevin B. his is probably the most visible profile in a shadowy area of the legislature unelected legislative researchers and assistants who wield a subtle brand of power born of long familiarity with the legislative process and unbroken by the election defeats lawmakers 500 or so salaried whose legislative expertise and knowledge of specific issues often far exceeds that of the lawmakers they work walk a thin line between advice and influence through their contact with The salaries of some aides range past while base pay for legislators is unelected and not a court Alkins customarily sits on the senate role with the Senate president is to be his liaison between and the constitutional officers when he's in the says the 33-year-old who earns a year in his legislative of his Alkins is to responsive to members of the I can expedite their problem without him I do in the Senate and Alkins acts as a filter between Harrington and other do not make any decisions for the Senate he But Alkins says it is sometimes up to him to decide whether an issue involves a policy decision and should be passed on to his would always ask me what do I think and I would give my said who began his career as a senate page in 1962. no question I'm a a said another senate And because of I have a role in shaping staff is supposed to the needs of an elected should not be seen and you should not be he asking not to be not elected and I have no business making the role is to develop the systems and process for the management of public Smith has been riding herd on appropriations bills since the as research director for the Senate Ways and Means her knowledge of money bills and the departments they she says she is sometimes asked to comment on and can often spot flaws during her customary attendance at committee come through with a revolving she said of the practice which allows an agency to administer its own funding without legislative would strike that part out asking the committee of course if it's all who is paid Fitchburg - Inaugural ceremonies for Massachusetts mayors were held in many communities while elected officials in most of the including took their oaths of office Kevin White pronounced Boston in good health as he delivered his of the address Monday and swore in members of the school committee and city D. the first black elected to the Boston School Committee this was sworn in at a neighborhood ceremony following White's address and the swearing in of other city officials attended the formal 10 a.m. Faneuil Hall but left immediately afterwards to take his oath in Grove a predominantly black area bordering on the Dorchester and Roxbury sections of the in the 26 mayors were sworn in and nine more mayors took their oaths 25, David M. is the youngest mayor in the but he wasted no time in getting right down to work in the city of After an inaugural he left a brief reception for a meeting with the of which he is Mass. - The winning number drawn Monday night in the Massachusetts dally lottery Numbers Game was 3121. got a lot of work to and we might as well get started right firefighter told his they have to face the fact that the city is and he criticized corruption and mismanagement at every level of pockets have been picked for too he is the time to start fighting said on his first day a he was handed task of taking a child to the was a sad way to start a he I have been handed the responsibility for a city that has been in a state of decline for too many the first case there was no I do see hope and I am dedicating myself to bringing this city back to the City Council was sworn but after four to elect a mayor under the city's Plan E SEWING CLASSES BEGIN JAN. 9TH Instructor: GEORGETTE Home Economics Department Drury High Main COUNTY SALUTES FAVORITE SON ED tickets Rliey Bates 442.2606 Jerry Mazzone 499-1117 Marilyn Head 4S8-5949 Nick RIchardello 663-6340 OF BERKSHIRE SALUTE OUR NEXT F. GREEN ACRES IN 6,1978 Hors it be nice to have a Governor born and raised in Berkshire County Has twice led the defeat of the graduated income tax Believes in our right to keep and bear arms Supports the rights of unborn children Bates 85 Street also writes an analysis of each piece of legislation coming into the committee for distribution to key give them the she they do with it is up to have to delegate and select Senate Ways and Means Chairman James A. Kelly no way I could have enough time to prepare and study A billion said whose committee has 16 budget analysts and three legislative he said more as an advocate of a change they deem he where they convince me where money isn't being spent they're the final of the dangers in a large staff Is where a legislative staff member becomes an agent of the blurring the line between the governor and the Kelly that happens the legislature can become a rubber stamp for the said who recently announced he will retire from Senate at the end of 1978. 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