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Biddeford Kennebunk Wells Journal Tribune (Newspaper) - July 12, 1977, Biddeford, Maine Kennebunk Wells our a Une forecast rain Clouds 282-1535 324-4444 985-3118 20 cents july 12,1977 tuesday dropouts parents teachers size up problem by Michael Lafavore staff writer Kennebunk the typical Kennebunk High school dropout is poor comes from a broken or problem Home does no to read Well and As a bad self image according to a report by a teacher Parent group called the positive action committee Pac. The report presented to the school Board monday night by Pac member Marilyn Staples Points to warning signs of potential dropout and makes recommendations on How the District can Cut its dropout rate. Kennebunk High school principal Spencer Trask told the Board four of every too students at his school eventually drops out. Mrs. Staples said the committees report is the result of a Maine Law which mandates that school districts a help certain youths find appropriate Saco shooting death under investigation by Ken Ehrlich staff writer Saco a the shooting death of an 18-year-old Cape Elizabeth Man which occurred on smutty Lane Road Saco sometime around mid night monday is being investigated by the attorney general a office and local and state police. Charles Porterfield of 38 Ocean House Road received multiple gunshot wounds to the Chest area during the shooting which took place in his car according to sgt. Larry Gross of the state police. No charges have been filed in connection with the incident according to chief criminal inspector Alfred a. Howes of the age a office. According to state police Leland Philbrick 21, of 25 Wood st., old town walked into Saco police Headquarters shortly after Midnight to report the incident. Philbrick had a gunshot wound on his right hand state police say. Porterfield and Philbrick were taken to Webber Hospital Biddeford and later were transferred to Maine medical Center Portland where or. James Calderbank pronounced Porterfield dead at 2 30 . Tuesday according to a Hospital spokeswoman. Porterfield and Philbrick were the Only persons present in the vehicle when the incident occurred according to Public information officer Richard a. Moore of the state police. Moore said state police Are in Possession of the handgun apparently used in the incident. Smutty Lane Road where the shooting took place is a Quot Rural Back Road according to Saco police dispatcher Vicki Woodbury. An autopsy on Porterfield is scheduled to be performed tuesday by or. Bad m. Haq at Webber Hospital according to state police detective Roger Letarte. Moore says state police detective James Pinette is in charge of the investigation. Saco police Are assisting in the investigation but declined further comment according to Saco police sgt. Charles Labonte. School Board moves to rent new Church by Michael Lafavore staff writer Kennebunk a the school Board has appointed a committee to negotiate with members of the Kennebunk Advent Christian Church for the rental of the churches under construction building on the sea Road Here. The Board wants to rent the building for use As a Junior High school next year. Monday night was the first time the Reserve policemen needed at port Kennebunkport the Kennebunkport police need help. Quot we be got More work than we can says police chief John Prescott. Quot we need Reserve officers Many As we can Prescott says the departments manpower shortage can be blamed on a heavier than usual tourist season. He says Reserve officers Are needed to direct traffic and parking and to work at dances and evening events. The Job pays 14 per hour and Reserve officers average four or five hours of work per week he says. Applicants need no experience but should be Quot Able bodied and have a Basic knowledge of police work a says Prescott. Quot its a Good Way to get a Start in police work Quot he offers. Quot the experience May be valuable to someone who wants to get on a department the Kennebunkport police department employs six full time patrolmen and four part time summer officers. The inside Story alternatives to school and to maintain Contact with youths who have withdrawn from among the factors leading to the dropout rate according to the report Are poor curriculum too much emphasis being placed on grades courts that Are too lenient with truants and too few courses designed for Low ability students. The 10-member committee which met eight times during the year offered the Board a list of recommendations designed to prevent students from dropping out of school. Among the recommendations Are a that the District establish a procedure for identifying potential dropouts at the elementary school level with periodic reviews of these students by All teachers concerned a that alternative classes be offered for those not achieving Success in regular classrooms i Counselor be increased at All Levels and a that area employers be encouraged not to hire dropouts for year round full time jobs. Quot sometimes you can Tell Verv Early who will become a dropout at the High school level a mrs. Staples told the Board. A a we be got to have More Contact with them before its too she criticized local businessmen for hiring dropouts. Quot a lot of dropouts have full time jobs around Here Quot she said. A a we a like to make it harder for them to get jobs if they drop the Board voted unanimously to accept the report and begin work immediately on putting its recommendations into action. A i can to guarantee that Well implement All of it but Well try to Quot said Board member Robert Lewia. Board publicly acknowledged it wants to rent the building. Superintendent of schools Leo Martin told the Board a the Church has agreed to let us have the building if we meet certain among the agreements he said is that there will be no after hours activities at the school. Quot the Church wants the building for their own use in the afternoon he said. He added that students will still be Able to hold basketball games in the building s gym after school. No rental Price has yet been discussed with Church members he said. Martin said the building is scheduled to be completed by september i. The school Board wants to rent the building to relieve overcrowding at the High school. Junior High students will attend classes at the Church building and the High school will take Over the present Junior High school building. Port will test site for building of town pier Kennebunkport the town will begin taking soil samples this week to test the acceptability of a site for a new town pier. According to pier study committee chairman Charles Day the site is located near the pier Road in Cape porpoise. The committee met monday night to discuss alternatives to using the privately owned Cape porpoise pier. Day said committee members had hoped to reach an agreement with the owners of the Cape porpoise pier to Quot get a better Deal for our continued Page 12. Col. It a port pier Marshland no the Bottom of Lake Sherburne property owners around Lake Sherburne or what a left of it Are asking Developer Albert Cameron Quot could we look Forward next year to maybe having a the Waterboro Lake dried up Aker a dam burst last Spring. Photo by Ben Brink status of non Lake worries cottagers by Kathleen of Connell staff writer Waterboro Lillian Calicchio went on television recently to Tell How it feels to be left High and Ary. Mrs Calicchio is one of about 75 cottage owners on Lake Sherburne a what they say was billed to them As a four seasons development on Quot glorious Lake the problem is that there s no Lake at Lake Sherburne. A dam there burst last Spring and now the Lake looks like dried up Marshland. Mrs. Calicchio and others a like Julia Krawczyk Ruth Koolian and by that at least one Bank wont loan Margo Brown Yuku Field say the result is Money on the property insurance rates Are threatening to go up the water table is going Down and property owners who had planned july 4th vacations there went Home in disappointment. A 4 unturned Page 12 col. La a High and dry Wells budget valid Challenge of vote not expected in am staff writer Wells a there apparently was a procedural error at the special town meeting in which residents voted on the school budget. But the error does not invalidate the meeting says Maine rep. James Mcmahon a Kennebunk. At the june 29 special town meeting William Spiller a Wells school committee member. Charged the vote was illegal because the Moderator judged from raised hands whether citizens were for or against an article. Spiller said votes must be individually counted and specifically recorded when the school committee budget is a line item budget a line item budget requires that votes be taken on specific categories of school funding. Continued Page 12, col. Ii a school budget 108th Bill eliminates problem a Wells a this town wont encounter the same problems next year that it did this year at the special town meeting on the school budget. This year the question was raised about the legality of the meeting because the Moderator judged from raised hands whether citizens were for or against the school budget a rather than individually counting each vote. Maine rep. James Mcmahon a Kennebunk. Says the question could be raised this year because the Law could be interpreted to insist on an individual count. As of Jan. 1,1978, says Mcmahon an individual count will not be necessary. Mcmahon says the legislature this year passed a Bill that will allow special town meetings on school budgets to be conducted in the same manner As regular town meetings. If a Moderator at a regular town meeting decides votes by hand counts this will be permitted at special town meetings. Starting next year however someone at All town meetings will have to have a voting list at the door and the voters who Are present at the meeting will have to be checked off on the list Mcmahon says. Of voters later petition selectmen to have a Quot reconsideration Quot meeting because voters Are dissatisfied with what occurred at a town meeting the a reconsideration Quot meeting must have the same number of those present As were at the town meeting says Mcmahon. The almanac by United press International today is tuesday july 12, the 193rd Day of 1977 with 172 to follow. The Moon is moving from its last Quarter toward a new Moon. The morning stars Are Venus Mars and Jupiter. The evening stars Are Mercury and Saturn. Those born on this Date Are under the sign of cancer. American writer Henry Thoreau was born july 12, 1817. On this Day in history in 1862, the . Medal of Honor was authorized by Congress. In 1933, a new Industrial code was established to fix a minimum wage of 40 cents an hour in the United states. In 1972, sen. George Mcgovern of South Dakota was nominated As the democratic candidate for president. He was badly beaten in november by Richard message of what a Beautiful warning Utah state Law says establishments which serve liquor must Post warning signs similar to those found on cigarette packages. But the state liquor commission said to shirts on barmaids and cocktail waitresses at right warning of the dangers of drink do not fulfil the Law. The commission said the warning stating alcohol consumption May be Quot hazardous to your health and the safety of others must be posted on the bar a not the Page runaways runaway children and what to do with them after they Are found is a continuous problem in York county. There Are no shelters in York county for runaway boys. Runaway girls have it a Little better. There s a temporary shelter for them in Portland but runaway boys must stay at police Headquarters or a police officer s Home until parents Are contacted last fall a runaway Rode in a Wells police Cruiser while waiting for his parents to pick him up. On Page 3.journa i u une24 pages cartoons 17 classifieds 20-21-22-23 county 3 crossword Puzzle 17 dear Abby 17 editorials 4 Horoscope 17 Maine 5 Maine new England 6 today s chuckle movies ii National 8-9-2 new England National ii sports 13-14-15-1 television i weather world i world National freeway traffic moves at two Basic speeds a so fast you can to get on and to alow you can t get off

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