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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - March 4, 1990, Nashua, New Hampshire Nashua Guys club Fosters successes tor Many youths. Page a2 sports area teams set tor class l hoop tourney. Paged lifestyle to is Silgfried Thewke keeps track of states insects. Page i la a i 11serving Nashua and Southern new Hampshire. Vol. 4 no. 49sunday, March 4, 1990 a ii weather mostly sunny full report in teens. A pages. Inside so pages t sections Nashua Region. World nation. Sports. Business finance. Perspectives. Lifestyles. Section d Section e health fitness. Traval. Section q classifieds. Index to features Section a Page 3 to reach us cell 862-2741 disco bomb in Panama injures 27 problem born of Success mount Hope fades As retarded students move to Public schools by Pendleton Beach Telegraph staff Nashua a this is a Story about dropping out dropping in and two private schools. Since 1975, the enrolment of mount Hope school a school for the mentally retarded has decreased steadily As More parents put their handicapped children into Public schools. At the same time the enrolment of the Clearway alternative High school at the adult learning Center has increased As older teen agers continue to drop out of Public schools. These two trends have led the Kings daughters benevolent society which leases its Arlington Street building to mount Hope to offer the building instead to Clearway. Clearway will occupy it in july. Meanwhile the future of the mount Hope school is up in the air. According to Thomas Monahan treasurer of mount Hopes Board of directors the school has four possibilities to close merge with another private school for the handicapped move to another site or stay in a portion of the Arlington Street building. The Board has decided on two options which Are the Hest although Monahan declined to identify them. On March 12, the Board will meet with parents and staff to determine the future of the school. Quot As Long As there is one student we still have an obligation a Monahan said. Mount Hope serves mentally handicapped students some whom Are physically handicapped As Well. In its heyday from 1965 to 1975, mount Hope had More than too students. This year it has 20, and next year it will have 12, six of whom Are from Nashua. Those that Are left Are older teen agers eight of whom will Complete the program in 1991, Monahan said. Children who in the past would have gone to mount Hope now go to Public schools which in recent years have become better equipped to teach them. Monahan said the schools declining enrolment is a positive sign showing handicapped children can succeed in Public schools. Cynthia Bickford vice chairwoman of the Kings daughters a private charitable organization agreed. Mount Hope Page As . Soldiers apparent target by Maria Gonzalez the associated press Panama City Panama two men Yelling a Long live Noriega a threw a grenade into a discotheque frequented by . Soldiers and wounded 27 people including 16 american military men witnesses and officials said saturday. The attack late Friday was believed to be the first such raid on . Servicemen since the United states invaded Panama on dec. 20 and overthrew the government of Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega. One of the americans was reported seriously injured. Quot i heard something come in that broke the Glass hit the table and then i heard the explosion a said Erie Quintero one of the wounded. Quot there was a lot of confusion people screaming. People on the Quot there were people bleeding everywhere Quot he said. Witnesses said the grenade landed under a table then exploded. It left a Hole about half a Yard in diameter in one of the discos Glass Walls. Lisa Mckay who was outside the discotheque when the 11 30 . Attack occurred said two men drove up one got out and threw the bomb and they then sped away. The men yelled Quot a Here goes Noriega Long live Noriega a and threw the grenade a she said. Another woman who was going into the disco at the time gave the same account. Panama a judicial technical police in charge of the investigation gave no details but an official said Quot it was against the he asked not to be identified. No one claimed responsibility for the attack said it. Cmdr. Peggy Black a spokeswoman for the . Southern command. It. Col. Terry Jones said one of the americans was seriously injured. Thirteen others were being treated at the . Military a Gorgas Hospital and two were treated and released he said. Three of the la wounded panamanians had serious injuries and were in intensive care a social Security Hospital report said. It said six panamanians were treated and released. Maj. Gen. Marc Cisneros head of Panama Page As soviet Bosses face the ballot 146 million head to polls today by John Thor Dahlburg the associated press Moscow a voters throughout Russia and the soviet slavic heartland decide sunday whether to throw local communist potentates out of office and desperate party Bosses adopted Western style Camp amp Ign tricks to try to hang on. Using promises pork barrel politics and More than a hint of ballot Box stuffing and fraud party Barons throughout Russia the Ukraine and byelorussian faced unprecedented challenges. Pro democracy groups reformist communists nationalists and Ordinary citizens fed up with the privileges of the powerful crowded onto ballots that were once reserved for the communists chosen few. More than 146 million people from the Pacific shores of the soviet far East to the mountains on the czechoslovak Border were eligible to vote in sundays elections which will choose the makeup of the three republics parliaments As Well As City and Village councils known in russian As polls will be open from 7 . To 8 ., with the first results expected monday. Party leaders including two members of the ruling politburo face the daunting Challenge of securing a Victory in their three republics first contested local elections or losing their jobs like comrades routed in balloting for the National Congress of soviet Page As Antarctic crossed on foot and Paw 7-month trek nearly ends in tragedy by David Crary the associated press Paris a six weary but jubilant adventurers from six nations completed a seven month 3,800-mile trek across Antarctica on skis and dogsled saturday in the longest a mechanized crossing of the continent. Quot its a dangerous land without mercy a co Leader Jean Louis Etienne of France told French television moments after the team arrived at a soviet base on the Indian Ocean coast. The men were Given a huge loaf of fresh bread and chugged Champagne As the flags of their homelands flapped above them in a Strong wind. Besides Etienne the team included american co Leader will Steger of Ely minn., Victor Boyarsky of the soviet Union Geoff Somers of Britain Quin Dahe of China and Keizo Funatsu of Japan. The expedition almost ended in tragedy in its final hours. As the team struggled through a storm toward the soviet research base of Mirny Funatsu disappeared in a blizzard for la hours before he was found Friday. Steger said it was a very close. We Antarctic Page As Light traffic peppers spit Brook Road in South Nashua. At Peak hours traffic is much More a presence from this perspective which is looking East from near the Nashua fire department station 3. A last Frontier disappearing new Homes roads eat up open space editor s note today the sudsy Telegraph explores Nashua a Southside neighbourhood. It Borders the . Everett Turnpike on Tho Oast Massachusetts in the sooth Hollis on Tho West and spit Brook Road heading West to Oilton Road on the North. By Michelle Farrell Telegraph staff Nashua a if Ellen Johnston won megabucks she would buy Back the family farm her father sold so Many years ago. As a Way to hold onto childhood memories Johnston said she would like to see the land across from her family sold farmhouse off _ Ridge Road remain undeveloped. But As a realist she knows that the Rural lifestyle of Southwest Nashua is a relic of this City a past. Besides standing in the Way of development would be selfish she feels. Quot you can to Stop Progress Quot said Johnston. Quot you can to live in the past. After All the futures ironically the Southern part of the City a the first to be inhabited by settlers of old Dunstable a also will be the last to be developed. Residents Are practical when it comes to a last Frontier Page a6 City limits Albert and Fern Terrell Are the seventh generation to live on the same farm on Nashua s Groton Road. Related article and photographs Section a Page 7. It

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