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Biddeford Journal Tribune (Newspaper) - February 14, 1989, Biddeford, Maine Unsolved mystery to show May help solve 81/2-year old Case by Kin o Quinn associated press Portland a sixteen year old Joyce Mclain had her Skull crushed 8v2 years ago in the Northern Maine Mill town of East Millinocket and while the murder remains unsolved authorities say the Case is not As mysterious As some believe. A the puzzles All there and probably put together. With the right piece of information this Case would go a said Maine state police detective Ron Graves who has worked on the Case from the Start. Investigators May get some help following wednesday nights episode16-year-old held in women a murders Lewiston a a 16-year-old juvenile accused of murdering two elderly women nearly two years ago has been ordered held at the andr Scoggin county jail pending the outcome of a detention hearing in District court. Scott a. Of Donnell was transferred from the Maine youth Center in South Portland where he was arrested monday on charges stemming from the deaths of the two Lewiston women in separate incidents More than a month apart. Judge John Beliveau named Weston Baker of Lewiston As of Donnell a court appointed counsel and continued the detention hearing to april 6. In the meantime the judge ordered that the youth be confined to the county jail. Of Donnell was charged with murdering Josephine Nadeau 83, and Germaine Archambeault 75, said state police spokesman Stephen Mccausland who would not comment on a motive for the deaths. Nadeau a body was found in an Alley off Bartlett Street on april 16, 1987. A medical examiner said at the time that she died of a heart attack after being assaulted and the Case was classified As a homicide. The death of Archambeault was initially thought to have resulted from natural causes Mccausland said but an autopsy after her body was exhumed last fall showed that she had been strangled. Of Donnell had just turned 15 when the two women were killed Mccausland said. Prior to his confinement at the youth Center of Donnell had been living with his father in Lewiston officials said. A hearing will be scheduled to determine whether the youth is charged As a juvenile or As an adult according to assistant attorney general Raeanne French. If tried As an adult and convicted he would face a minimum of 25 years and a maximum of life imprisonment. As a juvenile the maximum penalty would be confinement to the Maine youth Center in South Portland until the age of 21.� crash from Page 1 Back. He was in the truck with Pomerleau. The funeral mass for Pelletier is scheduled for wednesday morning at holy family Church in Sanford. An eighth Grade student at Sanford Junior High she was the daughter of Carol weather from Page 1 the wet Slushy conditions in York county closed schools in school administrative districts 6 Buxton Hollis Standish and Limington and 55 Baldwin Hiram Cornish and Parsonsfield. Sad 55 and the Mildred l. Day school in Arundel reported one hour delays. With More Snow reported to the North most schools from Scarborough to Bangor a the storm s Northern limit a were closed. No Power outages were reported in the county though Central Maine Power spokesman David Briggs said they were waiting to see if the temperature dropped below freezing. National weather service meteorologist Steve Capriola said the storm moved in late monday night and dumped Between i and 4 inches of Snow before changing to rain this morning. The storm is expected to end this afternoon he said. A the worst of it was this morning he said. A after that it la be pretty warm and tame for a few that does no to mean there wont be any More precipitation though. Capriola said the Clouds will remain and bring rain or Snow by wednesday night and thursday. Temperatures will stay in the 40s today drop into the 30s tomorrow the 20s thursday and the teens by the weekend. Capriola said the ski areas picked up a few inches of Snow from this storm but could see some sleet and freezing rain tonight and wednesday. Officials cautioned skiers to Call ahead before making plans. Of no cd so unsolved mysteries program. The shows producers agreed to feature the murder after receiving petitions carrying thousands of signatures gathered by Mclain a family and friends some of whom Are unhappy with the Progress of the police investigation. An a unsolved mysteries episode broadcast last year on the 3-year-old disappearance of Gail Delano of Westport solved that Case. After the show had aired authorities were led to Alabama where they Learned that the 35-year-old Mother of two had staged her own disappearance and committed suicide. Mclain disappeared on aug. 8, 1980, while jogging near Schenck High school. She was found her head smashed by a Rock and some of her clothes missing two Days later by a family Friend who was searching for her. In the weeks that followed authorities spent 16-hour Days combing the area examining evidence conducting interviews and hypnotizing people who claimed to have information about the girls death. A psychic and a specialist in criminal investigations from Alabama also were called in. In the process investigators found Mclain a clothes and the Rock used to kill her As Well As enough evidence to place three people at the murder scene. They failed to find however any physical evidence to link one person to the killing former assistant attorney general Pat Perrine said. One of the three remains a leading suspect but investigators will not publicly identify the Man. They will say that they believe Mclain was attacked by someone she knew possibly someone she had spurned romantically. Two were identified As suspects when it was Learned they were in town the Day of Mclain a murder even though they told authorities photo Beac from Page 1 facials have been urging the Dep to change its decision arguing the Homes Are More important than the Clam Flats. In a letter to Cantara Marriott this week said he would be willing to a a entertain adding Sand to Hills Beach a under certain while adding Sand would give temporary Protection to oceanfront Homes the Beach will continue to need periodic nourishment with Sand according to Marriott. The Beach was last replenished in 1978 when the corps dredged the Saco River. Since then the Sand has washed into the Ocean and according to some Back into the River. Marriott said this Cycle will continue to drag Sand from the Beach. A More permanent solution to the problem is to remove the Homes endangered by the erosion. A i done to think that pumping Sand onto the Beach every four or five years is the answer a he said. A the Long term solution to protecting the Homes along Hills Beach is probably Public acquisition and that solution would be unpopular and expensive for the City according to Cantara who said he is not sure it is the Only solution. For the moment the City will ask the corps to redesign its project to put Sand on Hills Beach. The corps had planned to dredge the River this Winter but delayed the project until next fall at the earliest. The delay will give the City time to lobby for a change in the original plans. Corps officials said they Are willing to consider a new disposal site for the Sand but that any additional Cost in the project attributed to the change must be paid by the City. The dept a conditions would require the City to apply the Sand so it would not smother the Clam Beds according to Marriott. Sand from the dredging project would be pumped to a de watering site. Once drained of water it could be trucked to sections of the Beach where it is needed to beef up the Shoreline. If the Sand were pumped directly onto the Beach from the dredge Barge it would tend to spread out along the Beach and smother the clams Marriott teen from Page 1 Atwood said he is pleased at the dare drug abuse resistance education program that is putting Law enforcement officers in to Middle school classrooms for programs aimed at discouraging sixth seventh and eighth graders from using alcohol or other drugs. The program is modelled after the one started several years ago by the los Angeles police department. A we need greater Law enforcement like the additional regional task forces under bide Bureau of intergovernmental drug enforcement but we also need greater education programs a he said. A we need to Stop the demand not just the drug dealers because without the demand the dealers will be out of Tierney said his office is drafting legislation to increase penalties for furnishing alcohol or any other drug to minors. A my Bill would double the penalties for furnishing alcohol to a minor a said rep. Omar Norton a Winthrop. A i think going to a $1,000 Fine and up to a year in jail will have a deterrent effect. I think that we have been All too easy and let things Atwood agreed increased penalties Are part of the solution but said the problem of alcohol and drug abuse will not be solved by a state Law increasing penalties. He said he would like to see alcohol treated As the serious addictive drug that it is but acknowledges it is far More difficult to control a Legal drug like alcohol than illegal substances such As cocaine. A when that same Survey is indicating a third of the kids Are concerned that their parents Are drinking too much it shows the depth of the problem we have not Only in this state but across the nation a he said. Carl Mowatt director of the division of alcohol and drug education in the department of education said the Survey results also show alcohol use leads to use of other drugs. It is often the a a Gateway drug that leads to addiction to some illegal substance he said. A i think we have to look at Why kids Are seeking out alcohol in the first place a he said. Mowatt whose Agency commissioned the Survey said the role models provided by parents in those Homes where kids said they were concerned their parents had a drinking problem Are part of the problem. He said parents who have a drinking problem Are by their actions telling their kids its All right to get drunk. Mowatt also criticized state government itself for sending mixed messages Over use of alcohol. He said his and other agencies try to prevent abuse while the Bureau of alcoholic beverages seeks to increase sales through advertising and other promotional activities. He was also critical of a measure introduced by sen. Raynold Theriault a fort Kent that would require liquor store sales prices to be the same at All liquor stores. Currently the Kittery liquor store Sells for less than other stores to compete with new Hampshire state stores. A i personally done to drink not even a drop a Theriault said. A but that does no to mean i should regulate others whether they should drink or not he said his Bill is aimed at providing a degree of fairness in state liquor store prices. A if we Are serious about alcohol and drug abuse we do anything to make it easier for people to buy alcohol a Mowatt said. But Tierney said the issues go beyond who controls the Sale of liquor at what Price. A a lot of it is also self esteem when kids feel Good about themselves a Tierney said. A if kids have Strong self esteem they can make their own decisions what is right and they can say no to their Peers and maybe even to their he said the pressures faced by kids during adolescence Are tremendous and parents need to help their children mature. The old axiom about actions speaking louder than words must be remembered by parents. A the Only Way to truly combat drug abuse is through Strong family communication a he said. A making kids feel Good about themselves is a major step to keeping them from getting involved with drinking from Page 1 the questionnaire measured How strongly students believed that alcohol could help them relax be sexier think better enjoy social gatherings More or perform better socially or athletically. Prior research shows that such expectations strongly affect the Way a person behaves after drinking quite apart from chemical effects of alcohol Goldman said. The research followed the theory that a the stronger they believe that alcohol has those positive effects the More at risk they Are for problem drinking a said Goldman. But if such beliefs can be undermined Early it might reduce the attractiveness of alcohol and prevent problem drinking he said the questionnaire May help by pinpointing the key beliefs that put individual teen agers at risk he said. For example a teen who looks to alcohol for relaxation can be taught other methods or perhaps stress in his life can be removed Goldman said. The most predictive part of the questionnaire measured the belief that alcohol improves social performance. A a it a what you a expect an adolescent to find important which is How you get along in the social scene a Goldman said. Another risky belief was that alcohol a makes you think better and maybe perform better physically he said. A believe it or not these kids think you might drive better under the influence of alcohol. Those Are the kids who Are really seriously at the researchers gave the questionnaire and a confidential Survey on drinking to 871 students in seventh and eighth grades Ages la to 14. A year later the researchers were Able to collect data on the drinking habits of 637 of them. In that intervening year the percentage of students who got drunk at least twice jumped from to percent to 25 percent. And while 7 percent said in the first Survey that they had consumed 12 Beers or More at a single sitting the number Rose to 20 percent a year later. Those measures and others such As alcohol related fights crimes and trouble at Home or school were used to define problem drinking. Analysis showed that the incidence of problem drinking by the students was significantly related to How they had answered the questionnaire a year earlier. They had been in Cherryfield picking blueberries authorities said. Because East Millinocket is a Small tight knit town of about 3,000 residents Many of whom work at the great Northern paper co., authorities thought Mclain a murderer might be revealed quickly. But that Hasni to happened. In Small communities residents Are reluctant to speak up about their fellow citizens Graves said. The investigation also was hindered when evidence from the murder scene was disturbed by a rain storm the Day after Mclain a body had been found. And the first officers on the scene covered the body with a Blanket used at Accident scenes leaving investigators Uncer Tain whether physical evidence or the Blanket came from the killer of from the accidents. In addition a softball tournament brought 300 out of towners into East Millinocket the weekend of Mclain a murder adding that Many More potential suspects to the Case. East Millinocket police chief John Doe said that although townspeople no longer feel the need to go out in pairs at night uncertainty continues to pervade the Community. Domestic fight ends in shooting of 2 police officers a Rockland police officer lies on the ground after he and another officer were shot while responding to a Domestic dispute monday afternoon both officers were listed in stable condition and a suspect has been taken into Rockland a two Rockland police officers remained hospitalized today with Bullet wounds they suffered in a shooting while responding to a Domestic dispute. Arrested and charged with two counts of attempted murder was Craig l. Davis 26, of Rockland who fired on the officers on Purchase Street Deputy police chief Alfred Ockenfels said monday night. Officer Stephen Johnson 36, was in critical condition today at Penobscot Bay medical Center and Jeffrey Mclaughlin was listed in stable condition. Davis Girlfriend Michelle Preston asked the officers to accompany her monday afternoon while she retrieved some clothes from Davis Van Ockenfels said. Preston feared that Davis might prevent her from taking her belongings. As the officers escorted Preston to the Cruiser Davis began Yelling then Drew a .25-caliber handgun and fired on the officers wounding Johnson in the neck and hitting Mclaughlin in the thigh Ockenfels said. Mclaughlin Drew his own pistol a .357-caliber magnum and returned one shot As Davis fled on a bicycle but he did not hit him. Knox county sheriffs Deputy Reginald Walker and Ockenfels apprehended Davis at gunpoint at his fathers Home a where he resisted arrest a the Deputy chief said. Johnson was wearing a bulletproof Vest at the time of the shooting but the Bullet entered an unprotected area according to Ockenfels. Homeowners air concerns about Cohen gravel pit plan by Michele Valway staff writer Lyman a about 40 people Here saturday told planning Board members they Are concerned about Maurice s. Cohen a proposal to mine 135 acres for Sand and gravel and construct a Stone Crusher and Concrete Plant in their neighbourhood. Home owners said the project would produce excess noise and reduce property values according to Board chairman Richard j. Caya. They were the a Normal concerns of neighbors with regards to gravel pits a Caya said this morning. Cohen owner of co Hen egg co. In Dayton has proposed excavating 196 acres on the Borders of Dayton Hollis and Lyman Over the next 20 years. His plans were reduced from 303 acres and revised after the Hollis Board of appeals two weeks ago refused to allow him to mine within 300 feet of two dozen Homes and Cooks Brook a habitat of native Brook Trout. Cohen of Portland asked the Board to waive a zoning regulation that bars mining within 1,000 feet of Homes Camps and water bodies. As a result of the boards actions the portion of the project in Hollis was reduced from 152 acres to 45 acres. In Lyman Cohen wants to mine 115 acres in what he Calls South pit. It is bounded on the South by Mast Hill Road and the North by Rummery Road he also wants to excavate 36 acres called Barker Pond pit located about 500 feet East of Barker Pond. About 16 acres of the site Are in Dayton. About 30 people attended saturday s 2v2-hour Public hearing. Another hearing will be scheduled Caya said because Cohen a engineering firm failed to notify Home owners near barkers Pond about this past weekend s meeting. The earliest that hearing can he held is March Caya said. In Hollis Cohen wants to mine 45 acres bounded to the Southwest by route 5, to the Southeast by Cooks Brook and to the Northwest by Clarks Mills Road. The majority of the projects opponents live on that Road. Hollis Home owners fear their Rural neighbourhood will change drastically and their country Road will turn into a major thoroughfare residents said recently. An average of 50 trucks per Day and to cars per Day Are estimated at the Clarks Mills pit according to a traffic study by the applicant. That study estimated 300 trucks per Day and 75 cars per Day at the South and barkers Pond pits. Thomas s. Greer Cohen a project Engineer maintains the traffic would not have a significant Impact on the roads nor would it change the character of the neighbourhood. Residents also fear their Wells could become polluted if the Sand and gravel aquifers Are excavated too close to their Homes. The aquifers recharge groundwater As it passes through to the Wells. Also saturday the three towns planning boards met to discuss the Impact of Cohen a project on their towns. A this is one of few projects that has brought the three towns together to plan Caya said saturday. In Dayton the main concern is increased traffic according to Board chairwoman Isolde Cole. A limit on traffic at the gravel pit site would be a condition of approval she said. Start up of the project if approved is at least four months away according to Greer. A review of the project by approximately 12 state agencies for the department of environmental Protection could be completed by the end of March Greer said. But it will a probably be june before we see any signs that Well get approval a he safety assault Saco a Jesika b. Paquette 18, of smutty Lane was charged with two counts of assault Domestic violence sunday at 2 55 . On smutty Lane. She is scheduled to appear in Biddeford District court March 9. Criminal mischief Biddeford a a Serviceman for Warren furniture store of 235 main st., reported that sunday afternoon someone threw a steel pipe through a display window at the store causing $700 damage. Suspended License Biddeford a Gilman p. Lamarre 27, of 17 Taylor st., was charged with driving with a suspended License sunday on Hill Street he is scheduled to appear in District court March 14. Assault Biddeford a Alan w. Turnage 24, of 155 Cleaves st., was charged with assault Domestic violence Sun Day at 1 50 . At his Home. Bernard Fogg 50, of to Sullivan st., Apt. I was charged with assault Domestic violence sunday at 6 55 . At his Home. Both Are scheduled to appear in District court March 14. Burglary Biddeford a Donna Beaulieu of 8 Newton Road reported that sometime Between feb. 5 and feb. To someone broke into her Home and stole a Diamond ring valued at $700. She also reported someone stole baby clothes and baby furniture from her Concord . A Thi three digit number 6-5-3 and the four digit number 7-9-3-9 were drawl monday in the daily new Hampshire Vermont and Maine lotteries

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