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Biddeford City Edition Journal Tribune (Newspaper) - August 13, 1980, Biddeford, Maine City edition our a Une wednesday aug. 13, 1980 282-1535 324-4444 985-3118 25 cents 284 Days Biddeford Maine Anderson ruling appealed Augusta Maine up a attorney general Richard Cohen said today Maine will Appeal a Federal court ruling that gave Independent presidential candidate John b. Anderson a spot on the states november election ballot. Cohen following the Lead of Ohio for a . Supreme court ruling said that state has already raised questions regarding the constitutional Issue surrounding judge Edward t. Gignoux Sanderson ruling. Gignoux this week said he found no reason to uphold the states april i deadline for filing 4,000 petition signatures a a Date Anderson supporters said was too Early in the presidential selection process. Cohen said Ohio has already asked the nations highest court to review a lower court ruling that struck Down a state statute standing in Andersons path. A were we not to Appeal there might be some question whether we could Benefit from a favourable decision of the supreme court should one be forthcoming a Cohen said. The attorney general said the states Appeal would be filed in the 1st . Circuit court of appeals in Boston Secretary of state Rodney s. Quinn said tuesday an Appeal would be a a waste of time and Anderson s name would go on the ballot regardless of attorney general Richard s. Cohen a decision. A i done to think an Appeal is warranted a Quinn said. A i have in my hand an continued Page 12, col. 6 a Andersonrice of milk on Way up for Saco kids Saco a hot lunch prices will remain the same this year for students in the Saco school District but milk prices for most will be rising from six cents to nine cents. School committee members decided tuesday night against raising the 50-cent Price on student hot lunches despite a Rise in operating costs of the program. But the possibility of a Price increase in the lunch program has not been completely ruled out. School officials say there is a possibility the programs state subsidy might be reduced later this year. If that happens school lunch prices will probably take a jump upward they say. Superintendent Howard Cushman had said tuesday All efforts would be made to keep the school lunch Price at 50 cents instead of raising it to 55 cents for elementary school students and 60 cents for High school students the Price ceilings now permitted by state Law. Losing participation in the program could jeopardize the amount Saco receives from state subsidy he said. Only students in the Young school which has no hot lunch program will continue paying six cents for a Carton of milk according to the decision reached tuesday night. Hot lunch prices for adults will be raised from 90 cents to $1, the limit allowed by continued Page 12, col. 6 a lunches no place for mistakes welder Don Prescott puts finishing touches on a new 175-foot broadcast Tower erected this week at the Alfred Road business Park for Biddeford radio station wide. Photo by Ben Brink area airports report fuel supplies plentiful by Doug Bailey staff writer and wire reports Biddeford a despite predictions that Many general aviation airports soon will be unable to buy fuel and be forced to close local Airport managers say they have seen no signs of problems. John Bell manager of York aviation in Biddeford says he Isnit aware of a fuel shortfall. A i Haven to talked to anyone who has mentioned it a he said. A a we re All Bell says he buys All his aviation fuel called a Gas from Northeast air motive in Portland. A spokesman for Northeast said All its fuel comes from Mobil corp. And he does no to expect serious problems. A of course being on allocation is always a problem a said William Warner Northeast manager. A even if we could sell More fuel the government allow us More. So business is restricted vie Loranger of Victor aviation in Sanford buys his a Gas from Shell Oil and he has not yet received any notice of an interruption in Supply. A a there a no problem yet a he said. A i have heard a lot of talk about it so maybe there will be in the future but nothing a happened Loranger added that there Hasni to been a big demand for fuel at the Airport however. A a it a been pretty slow around Here a he said. A we Haven to needed much. Its like automobile Gas there a a lot of it around but no one is but Walter Hies director of aeronautics for new Jersey warned tuesday that some of the airports that handle Small planes already have had to close Down temporarily when monthly fuel allocations ran out. And he predicted there will be More close Downs. A without aviation fuel airports simply cannot operate and will be forced to close a Kies wrote in a letter to new Jersey Energy commissioner Joel Jacobson. A How can this be explained when everyone knows there is presently a glut of fuel on the Market a Shell has sent letters to fixed base operators North of Virginia about 30 airports telling them to seek out other fuel continued Page 12, col. 2 a Airport forum scheduled on Issue of closing Maine Yankee Plant Biddeford a a free open forum on the pros and cons of the nuclear referendum question will be held monday evening sept. 8, at City theater in Biddeford under the sponsorship of the journal Tribune. The leaders on both sides of the Issue Raymond Shadis of Edgecomb the organizer of the Maine nuclear referendum committee and John Menario of Portland the chairman of the save Maine Yankee committee will be among the six panel members. Purpose of the forum is to give Southern Maine residents a Chance to listen to and question some of the people Are who most intimately connected with drives to pass and to defeat the nuclear referendum on sept. 23. Joining Shadis As an advocate of closing the Maine Yankee atomic Energy Plant at c Wiscasset will be Pat Garrett of Stockton Springs a retired army Engineer who is technical advisor for the Maine nuclear referendum committee. And Joanne Twomey of Biddeford who has been actively involved in the anti nuclear movement for three years. Shadis is a Carpenter teacher welder artist who lives near the Wiscasset Plant and who organized the drive that collected some 50,000 signatures to put the nuclear question to referendum. Supporting Menario a save Maine Yankee position will be Bruce Chalmers of Bridgton owner of an insurance Agency and chairman of the Maine delegation to the White House conference on Small business and or. Donald Dube of bid continued Page 12, col. 5 a forum inside Story. Firefighters talks before mediator by Anne Conley staff writer Biddeford a a mediation session Between Union firefighters and City officials is scheduled for wednesday aug. 20, since negotiations at the bargaining table have reached a standstill. David Hastings of Portland a retired representative for the teamsters Union has been appointed mediator by the Maine labor relations Board Merb. Hastings who has 12 years of experience As a mediator will meet with the parties wednesday to try to help them agree on a new contract. Mediation is the first step in the process after collective bargaining by Union members has failed. If no agreement is reached a fact finding hearing May be requested by either Side. Arbitration not binding in Maine on Money matters is the last step in the process. Mediation proceedings were initiated after firefighters by a Large margin rejected in july a three year contract proposed by the City. Union president Rene Lachance says members turned it Down because pay increases were too Low in the second and third years of the contract. Also firefighters want a two and not a three year contract he says. Lachance says he so hoping for the bests from the mediation session but that he does no to feel City officials will be willing to consider firefighters demands. A a they re totally against us a he said in a Telephone interview tuesday. Lachance says he does no to know what the outcome of wednesdays session will be. A you can to guess a he added. City solicitor Marcel Viger and mayor Roger l. Frechette have declined to comment on the negotiations. Lachance says firefighters members of teamsters Union local 48, Arentt satisfied with the $12.88 per week salary increase in the last two years of the City a proposed contract. He declined to say what increase firefighters Are seeking. Firefighters Are satisfied with the pay increase in the first year of the contract an average of $25 to $30 per week Lachance says. This increase brought firefighters up to parity with police a $232 a week after two years in either department for a 56-hour work week for firefighters and a 40-hour week for policemen. This pay increase was put into the proposed contract when the City Council in june authorized an additional $10,000 for the negotiating team. Councils action ended a two week Long picket for parity by firefighters outside City Hall. Firefighters said at the time one of the reasons they took the matter directly to Council was because Frechette had taken everyone himself City councillors and fire commissioners out of negotiations leaving Viger As the sole bargaining agent for the City. Continued Page 12, col. 6 a firefighters Ayotte puts Damper on mayor s idea by Anne Conley staff writer Saco a the City solicitor says the mayors request to include on the sept. 23 nuclear referendum ballot a question asking voters if they want a Strong mayor form of government Back cannot be done. A right now its just not practical a City solicitor Ronald Ayotte said in a Telephone interview this morning. Ayotte explained the voters will be presented in the november presidential election with charter revisions compiled by a committee elected in 1979. Putting another charter question before voters with Only a months notice a could no to be done at this the 10-member charter review committee disbanded in july after completing 16 months of study. Its suggestions Are a coming to the voters on nov. 4,�?� Ayotte noted. The committee was elected in accordance with state statutes and its work must be followed through he added. Mayor j. Haley Booth who called a special meeting tonight to request Council action on the matter feels it can be done. He said tuesday afternoon he feels there a time for appropriate proceedings. He also feels voters would clearly understand the question on the ballot though be asked different ones in november. A they the voters know whether they want a Strong mayor form a Booth said. The findings of the charter review committee do not include a return to a Strong mayor form of government. Booth said he is in agreement with committees suggestions except in the area of the mayors role. He feels the committee did not intend to maintain an administrative form of government but that compromises were made because of the committees size. A with to people on the committee surely during deliberations there were some compromises. To move the whole charter a Booth said adding a a in a sure the mayors office was one of these a the whole thing is very simple. All you continued Page 12, col. 4 a charter to tabs Raymond mailman boys varsity hoop coach Saco a Raymond l. Mailman 29, of Westbrook has been named the varsity basketball coach at Thornton Academy headmaster James a. Jortberg announced today. Mailman replaces Jeddy Newman who assigned to take the head coaching Job at Deering High school in Portland. Mailman was the Junior varsity coach at Westbrook High school for the past six years. Prior to that he was assistant basketball coach at the he is married with two children aged three and to months. Mailman is a graduate of Hall Dale High school where he played in the basketball and baseball teams. He Tjw tasted from Springfield College in mailman has been involved with the elementary and Junior High program at Westbrook. He was involved in girls track at Westbrook High school. He has worked in summer coaching clinics at Hie Pine tree Camp in Waterville under Dick Whitmore the hoop basketball Camp under Fern Masse and the All Maine basketball Camp i South Portland. Mailman served As baseball coach for the Owen Davis american legion team in 1973. He has worked a the Westbrook recreation department since 1973. Mailman a fret Apalit inf position vacated by Newman two weeks ago told the journal Tribune this morning that he is looking Forward to coaching Coe Iseed Page 12, gel f a coach a Teddy turns it on new initiative from Egypt big local teacher p. 5 p. 5 p. 3.journa Muune 24 pages sen. 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