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Biddeford Journal Tribune (Newspaper) - May 30, 1990, Biddeford, Maine May 30, 1990mckernan falters Brennan surges in recent Telephone poll by Mal Leary Capitol news service Augusta a congressman Joseph Brennan has taken his first Lead Over gov. John Mckernan in the race for governor leading 45.1 percent to 36 6 percent among Likely voters in the most recent Capitol news service Telephone Survey. Last fall Mckernan had a razor thin Lead among Likely voters 40.1 percent to Brennan s 39.2 percent and a year ago. Mckernan had a 6.4 percent Lead among Likely voters. This random Telephone Survey was conducted by contacting 764 at merc new fee plan draws criticism by Eric Wicklund staff writer Biddeford a a disgusted local officials Are calling unrealistic a tipping fee pricing formula and restructuring program presented tuesday by the beleaguered Maine Energy recovery co. But officials from merc and two of the company a three limited partners say the plan which would boost tipping fees to $45 per ton in june and to $55.90 in 1994. And which would reorganize mercy a debt and operations payments is needed to keep the company from going bankrupt. A these Are the Best numbers we can come up with to make the project said Chicago attorney John Ward who represents limited partners Cna realty and Energy National inc. A we feel that. Putting this thing together so that it will operate is a significant thing for the merc officials and limited partners met for three hours with the Tri county solid waste advisory corp s executive committee tues a merc continued on Page 14 dredge plans May miss july deadline by Emily Caldwell staff writer Wells a a department of environmental Protection official said tuesday he is wary of a Federal proposal to Cut into a Sandbar in Wells Harbor As part of an altered dredging plan. The proposal made tuesday and its Call for a state response is one of several delays in the project that could postpone the possibility of dredging the Harbor for another year town officials and the . Army corps of engineers Are approaching another july deadline to finalize the dredging proposal not knowing if they re going to make what town manager Jonathan Carter Calls the a drop dead Date the corps asked the state Dep on tuesday to consider allowing the Federal Agency to alter a compromised version of the dredging to get better use out of the Harbor after project completion the request As proposed cuts into a controversial Sandbar in the Harbor sparking concern from Dep project analyst William Laflamme who said the Sandbar is deemed a nesting ground for 16 Bird Wells continued on Page 14 i m 28 pages Abby 21 business 7 classified 23-27 comics 20 Community 8 Home amp Garden 9,10 lotteries 14 movies 21 obituaries 2 opinion 12,13 sports 15-19 television 21 world National 4,5 weather sunny. Page 2. A your poll shows us closer than this a Mckernan said. A but it is Clear that it is not the 15 Point Lead Joe Brennan has been telling everybody he has in this a a that a baloney a a retorted Brennan. A the results Here Are pretty consistent with any polling i have heard of in this race. He knows to say i have been saying that is just Brennan said he is surprised he has any Lead Over Mckernan Given the television ads already broadcast by Mckernan As Well As ads aired by the gop state committee touting Mckernan s record. A i am told he May have spent As much As $50,000 to puff up his numbers and he had his announcement and there was the Republican state convention a a Brennan said. A i have not had paid television and i have been spending most of my time in Mckernan said Brennan has been campaigning hard and has been helped by legislative democrats who have kept up a a a drumbeat a of criticism of the governor during the recent legislative session. A you can to go through the difficult budget situation that we went through in the last four months without some erosion a said Mckernan a i think that is what has taken place and we Are pleased it appears to have stopped and will now Start Back the other Mckernan said the Economy slowdown and the states budget problems were two of the reasons Why his Marks tallied in the annual a report card Survey have dropped the governor has received More failing grades this year than at any time during the three years of the Survey. Last year More than half of the Survey respondents gave Mckernan a a and bus for his performance in office this year that slipped to 44 percent of the poll respondents. And the political erosion continues when figuring in the governors failing grades. Last year 8 7 percent gave Mckernan failing grades but this year that number increased to 21 percent of the people polled. But Mckernan shrugged off the poor numbers saying. A even at that i probably have got the highest approval rating of any governor in new England a Brennan has the Lead Over Mckernan among both men and women where last fall. Mckernan Lead among men the Survey indicates 40.5 percent of the men surveyed support Brennan to 35.7 percent for Mckernan among women respondents Brennan was the Choice of 45.5 percent of the respondents to 34 percent for Mckernan last fall. Mckernan led slightly in the second congressional District while he trailed Brennan in the first District in this latest Survey Brennan leads in both districts a 42.8 percent to 32 percent in the first District and 43 5 percent to 38 4 percent in the second poll continued on Page 14 Saco asks Yecs to spend tax dollars on residents by Michele Valway staff writer Saco a for the first time in York county counselling services inc. History the local mental health care provider is being asked to guarantee that funds appropriated from local taxes will be used specifically to offset client fees. And while the request is unprecedented. Or Thomas j. Kane the services executive director along with several other directors who met tuesday with the City a finance committee do not oppose mayor Mark d. Johnston a proposal that funds awarded to Public and Community service agencies be targeted Johnston said his proposal for the service to guarantee certain uses of the funds is the first step in garnering greater control Over How tax dollars Are spent. Under the proposal York county counselling service would agree to a apply the Money for client services to income eligible Saco residents and the fee schedule for those residents would not be increased. A provide a statement on june 30, 1991, indicating the number of Saco clients including the client s income and the amount of services provided. A certify the funds were used exclusively for the Benefit of income eligible Saco residents that no funds were expended for administrative or non client services and the balance of unexpended funds will be carried to the next year a make its books and records available for audit and inspection for a period of three years from the end of the Grant year the City agrees not to request any information that would Compromise confidentiality York county counselling services lost its $7,400 funding when a last minute motion by councilor Fred Fitanides transferred the Agency a appropriation to the Dyer Library a budget by a 4-2 vote May 7. I be Beem hammered Over the phone Ever since for making the wrong decision a councilor Leslie e. Smith or said about his vote to Cut funding Kane said the loss of funding would affect services the Agency had already drastically Cut outpatient services because of reduced state and Federal funds. Councilor James w Booth committee chairman indicated he would counselling continued on Page 14 superpower Summit begins arms control Trade agreement focus of Agenda by Rita Beamish associated press Washington Mikhail s. Gorbachev arrives tonight for Summit talks with president Bush that will focus on Tough arms control and Trade differences and seek agreement on terms for military forces under German unification. As Gorbachev was winding up a Brief visit to Canada before flying to his second Washington Summit a the first was with Ronald Reagan in 1987 a Bush was spending his second consecutive Day closeted with his advisers Over Summit negotiating strategy before leaving Canada for three Days of talks with Bush the soviet president acknowledged the emergence of a new Domestic worry a the election of political Maverick Boris n. Yeltsin As president of the russian Republic Bush meanwhile was ready to propose that the size of a unified German military a a major worry for the soviets a be considered in a later phase of negotiations on reducing conventional forces in Europe a senior administration official said. Bush is hoping to nudge Gorbachev into accelerating the first round of those talks under Way in Vienna so a treaty can be completed by years end said the official who spoke Only on condition that he not be identified the . President was described As firmly opposed to a soviet proposal that a United Germany be excluded from natos military Structure while remaining within its political framework Gorbachev was upbeat about the German Issue As he spoke to reporters tuesday outside prime minister Brian Mulroney a residence in Ottawa. Gorbachev said he was confident that he and Bush will find a Way to preserve the balance of Power in Europe. Asked if he was optimistic about agreement on Germany and its membership in nato the soviet Leader replied Quot i am sure of that. And Tell that to the american people a Gorbachev had no immediate reaction to reports of a powerful earthquake today that caused widespread damage in Eastern Europe and Shook Moscow the quake reportedly entered about too Miles North of Bucharest Romania near the Black sea recalled the earthquake in soviet Armenia in december 1988 that forced Gorbachev to Cut Short a visit to the United nations in new York where he also met with president Reagan administration officials worked on the final wording of a Trade agreement which technically will be ready for signing but it was unclear Summit continued on Page 14 a Ami photo soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev is greeted by children during an arrival ceremony tuesday at Canadian forces base Uplands in Ottawa Gorbachev was to arrive in Washington d c. This evening for a three Day Summit meeting with president Bush. Good Luck Tom Wallace staff photographer old Orchard beaches new town manager James Bennett left gets a warm Welcome from resident Roy Baker at Bennett a swearing in party tuesday. Story on Page 14

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