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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - March 11, 1990, Nashua, New Hampshire Lifestyle sports Bishop Guertin ousted from class l hoop tourney. Page cd Wilton artist likes to put Metal through its paces Nashua Boot Lack appreciates fancy footwork. Vol. 4 no. 50 sunday March 11, 1990 in 80 pages memorial donations Cut Floral business by Staci Milbouer Telegraph staff Nashua a there used to be a time when if a Friend or loved one died condolence Flowers were or dered almost immediately. But times have changed and for the last is years Many have taken the Money they would have used for Flowers and sent it to a Charity. This trend has had a positive Impact on charities and a negative Impact on the Floral Industry. For some charities in the area memorial contributions make up As much As 50 percent of total income. But for Many florists the trend toward memorial contributions has meant a 20 percent decrease in Overall business in the past 15 years. During wakes most area funeral Homes display Racks of envelopes for memorial contributions to various institutions and the families themselves often request the charitable donations be included in death notices. A where do i begin to Tell you what memorial contributions have meant to us a said Elizabeth Clark area director for the Hillsborough South unit of the new Hampshire Branch of the american cancer society. A to be honest with you its one of the largest portions of our Clark said that from last August to feb. 5, the Hillsborough unit received $15,000 in memorial contributions a about half of its total income in that period. That a Money Clark thinks would not have come into the organization any other Way. A i think that instead of spending $25 on a Flower arrangement that a going to Wilt and die people Are giving $25 to a Charity knowing that the Money will be used for research and Public education As Well As servicing a cancer Clark said one of the reasons this districts contributions Are so High is because of corporate Matching programs at big companies. She cited digital equipment corp., which will match any employee contribution of $15 or More to a reputable Charity. The cancer society has an extraordinarily High percentage of memorial contributions but other institutions also have reaped the benefits of this trend. The new Hampshire heart association reports that about 13 percent of its $75,000 annual income came in the form of memorial contributions 27 percent of All contributions to Home health and hospice care came from memorial donations and 2 percent of the new Hampshire Branch of the american lung associations annual income is from memorials Page a6 haitian Leader resigns after mass protests port a Prince Haiti a haitian ruler it. Gen. Prosper Avril who Rose to Power 18 months ago in a revolt by soldiers demanding democratic Rule resigned saturday during a popular uprising against his military regime. The embattled haitian Leader turned Over Power to maj. Gen. Herard Abraham the army chief of staff who said he would Transfer Rule to a civilian led government within 72 hours. Diplomat sources speaking on condition of anonymity said Avril would leave the country within two Days. But there was no word on where he would go and How he would get there. Within hours of the announcement that Avril was stepping Down groups of people burned houses and cars belonging to his supporters. The television station Tele Haiti said teenagers shouted slogans outside the House of a special police agent in the slum suburb of Martis Sant and that the agent and backers a a wildly opened fire killing six. Radio Metropole said seven were killed. It was Haiti s fifth change of government since february 1986, when dictator Jean Claude Quot baby Doc Duvalier fled the impoverished Caribbean nation into exile in France. Thousands of residents poured into the streets of port a Prince the capital to celebrate. Youths erected flaming tire barn Cades at major intersections and Black smoke filled the sky Over the capital. Abraham in uniform appeared on state television at 3 05 . Est to announce Avrill a resignation. His departure had been widely anticipated after five Days of violent protests nationwide against his government. Quot in Light of the resignation of the military government of it. Gen. Prosper Avril the armed forces of Haiti accept the heavy task a Abraham said in French. A the Mission is Clear and the objective is precise to re establish peace and order within 72 hours so in conformity with the Constitution a provisional government can organize elections a there had been speculation that 51-year-old Avril wanted to return to his old Job As army Haiti Leader Page a9 staff photo by Kathy Seward Mackay during Derry a school District meeting on saturday John Rimanis explains his proposal that the school Board work with the town Council to develop a tax incentive program with local Industry. Derry flunks new school voters pass $1.4 million Bond to renovate Junior High by Diane Rietman Telegraph staff Derry a nearly 1,000 voters turned out saturday to defeat a proposal to construct a $7.9 million Middle school. By a 21-vote margin however voters approved the $1.4 million Bond to renovate Hood Junior High school. The Bond issues topped off the first half of a nine hour school District meeting in which voters approved a $24.5 million budget that is estimated to increase the current school tax rate of $12.90 for each $1,000 of assessed valuation by $1.59, to $14.49 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. The estimated tax increase also includes the first year payment on the renovation Bond. That Means a $231 increase in tax Bills for a Homeowner with property assessed at $145,000. However it does no to include salary and Benefit increases in a teachers contract currently under negotiation. The final year of the three year contract expires june 30. That contract once it is approved by the school Board and the Union is expected to be presented to voters at a special school District meeting later this year. A proposal to construct a new school failed by a vote of 628 against to 355 in favor some 300 votes Short of the 655 needed for a two thirds approval for the 20-year Bond. School Board member Rick Willits said that vote did t come As a Surprise to him but he also said the problem Isnit going to disappear. He said the student population will Only continue to increase and expects the proposal will be presented to voters again at the 1991 school District meeting. Willits said that within the next five years the Junior High enrolment will increase by More than 200 students based on the rising birth rate in town and new students moving into the District. Enrolment from readiness through eighth Grade is expected to increase by 1,000 Over that same time period he said. May Casten chairwoman of the Derry taxpayers association said the building project was voted Down because taxpayers could no longer afford the increasing tax rate not because they done to think there is a need for additional space. Quot when someone has to determine whether they can pay the rent or put food on the table because of taxes Derry voters Page a7 Milford wants in Sohegan District by Andrew Wolfe Telegraph staff Milford Milford will petition to join Amherst and Mont Vernon in the Sohegan cooperative school District voters decided at saturdays District meeting. Also voters approved a $140,604 appropriation to fund a deficit in the current special education budget. Voters also approved $40,000 to hire an architect to draw up plans to expand the Middle school. By secret ballot 327 residents voted against seeking to join the cooperative and 360 voted in favor. The ballot was conducted after a for More on area school District standing vote on the meetings see related articles cooperative resulted pages a2, a7 and a8. In 298 in favor and a 294 opposed to petitioning to join the cooperative. Amherst and Mont Vernon Are expected to vote in a special school District meeting on funding to build a new High school for the Sohegan cooperative District by june 1991. If it passes the towns would withdraw from Milford area senior High school taking about half the students with them. A Date for that meeting has not yet been set. The Milford school Board now will meet with the Sohegan cooperative school Board to discuss drawing up articles of agreement for a three town cooperative. The Sohegan Board now opposes Milford joining the Coop but voters in Mont Vernon and Amherst Are expected to voice their views at their upcoming District meetings. A we Are rated As one of the Best school in the state. I think ifs to your Benefit to leave this option on joining the cooperative open because it will have a big Impact on your children and it will have a big Impact on your taxes a said school Board candidate Richard Ball As he spoke in favor of the article. Proponents argue the three town cooperative would offer the Best education for the least Money. Opponents counter that the Cost estimates of Milford operating the High school alone Are inflated and a new High school would be just As expensive. As of press time saturday the operating budget had yet to be discussed. At Midnight it was decided to adjourn and reconvene March 24 at 7 . Milford Page Alred Cross nurse urges More work to find aids cure by Cynthia Jones Telegraph staff Manchester a a with All the resources Money and abilities available in this country Why Arentt we doing More to combat aids a the question Hung heavy in the Cool new Hampshire air but the nurse Felt justified in broaching the subject. Maureen balding a registered nurse had just returned from 17. Days in subtropical Botswana where she conducted education training in acquired immune deficiency syndrome for too red Cross officials. While there she saw the primitive surroundings in which Many of the people lived but she also saw a vigorous commitment to improving living conditions. Interviewed two Days after returning from the african nation Baldini was still digesting her experiences. But she said that whether people live in Botswana or new Hampshire their comments regarding aids Are aids Page a6 weather sunny highs in 50s. Full report Section a Page 8. I inside so pages t sections Nashua Region. World nation. Sports. Section Section c business finance. Perspectives. Lifestyles. Section Section e Section f health fitness. Travel. Section Section h classifieds. Section i Index to features Section a Page 3 to reach us cell 8822741 staff photo by Don Hima Maureen Baldini a red Cross aids training coordinator reviews a map of her recent trip to Botswana

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