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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 6, 1990, Nashua, New Hampshire Sports Nashua Young pets revive old memories. Page a2 unbridled Success at Kentucky Derby. Page a business motorcycle enthusiasts come from All walks of life. Page Dewilt Munday Telegraph. Serving Nashua and Southern new Hampshire. 86 a weather Nam by Cynthia Jones Telegraph staff Nashua a saturdays graduates of Rivier College were admonished to Quot stay True and be authentic but above All take risks take action and take Joy in every moment of your or. Judith a. Sturnick president of Keene state College told the 470 graduates that their education had taught them to think critically and with clarity tools they would need in coping with the challenges of the contemporary world. In the face of increasingly Complex lives those receiving diplomas should retain their sense of balance and hold fast to their ethics while remaining sensitive to the interests of others she said. Noting that rapidly shrinking variable cloudiness highs 55 to 60. Full report. Section a Page 8. 86 pages 9 sections a b sports Section c business finance. Section d e f q h i Index to features Section a Page 3 to reach us Call 882-2741 Gorbachev warns Latvia not to stray by Carey Goldberg the associated press Riga . Mikhail s. Gorbachev on saturday rejected Latvia a declaration of Independence and threatened the Baltic Republic with unspecified political economic and administrative measures if it does no to reverse its course Tass reported. The soviet presidents decision came one Day after Latvia s parliament adopted the Independence declaration and was announced late saturday night on latvian television by Alfreds rubies the republics communist party chief. Rubik so remarks were reported Early sunday by Tass the official soviet news Agency. The latvian legislators had called for a slow transition to Independence and for negotiations with Moscow to avoid the Sharp economic sanctions the soviet Union imposed on neighbouring Lithuania which declared its Independence March la. Rubies spoke by Telephone with Gorbachev earlier saturday and said the soviet Leader considered the attempt by the latvians to portray their decision As different from Lithuania a was a groundless a Tass reported. A the president of the . Considers that the declaration that was passed May 4 by the latvian parliament on the restoration of Independence of the latvian Republic Latvia Page air we ii allies urge German reunification by Barry Schweid the associated press Bonn West Germany a the four world War ii allies agreed saturday that German unification should go Forward without delay and they shied away from imposing restraints on what will be Europe a most powerful nation. A the cold War is Over. Our planet the world Europe Are now embarking on a new Road a soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze said after the nearly seven hour meeting. West German foreign minister Hans Dietrich Genscher read a declaration by the nations that set a timetable for further talks with a session in june in Berlin in july in Paris and in september in Moscow. It was the first top level unification session among the Germany Germany Page air shooting stymies investigators a take risks take action and take Joy Rivier confers degrees to 470 students Merrimack a police and the state attorney general a office Are investigating an Early saturday shooting in which a 21-year-old Man sustained injuries. Timothy Vallee 21, of 19 Patten Road underwent surgery at Nashua memorial Hospital at about 1 30 a in. Saturday for a gunshot wound in the Abdomen. Vallee was in serious condition in the intensive care unit saturday night according to a Hospital spokeswoman. Before going into surgery the victim told police he had been shot a Short time before in Merrimack according to it. Michael Milligan. A it does not appear the gunshot wound was self inflicted a Milligan said noting that As of press time shooting Page air new health care plan expands Aid to poor Concord a about three times More pregnant women and nearly eight times More children will be eligible for medical assistance under an expanded state health care program officials say. The state included $2.9 million in this years budget revisions for the federally mandated program expansion and the Federal government will match that amount. The program raises the age limit for children to qualify As poverty level and it boosts the amount of Money a family can make and still be eligible. Under the new guidelines children under 6-years-old Are eligible. Only children under age i qualified previously. The eligibility income limit has risen from 75 percent of Federal poverty level guidelines to 133 percent. That allows a family of four to make up to $1,407 monthly and still qualify instead of $756. A single pregnant woman can now earn up to $696 a month instead of $373 a month and still be eligible. The state provides health care for 647 children and an estimated 5,118 More Are eligible under the expanded program. The number of pregnant women who qualify has increased from 363 to about 910. Tom Pryor an economic services administrator in the division of human services said municipalities night Benefit from the expanded program As Well having to Bear less of a Burden for providing medical assistance. A at the old benefits level there were some needy individuals who could go to the local Community for assistance a Pryor said. Quot if Low income people done to get Good prenatal and postnatal care there will be an Impact on medical assistance in the women and children receiving benefits under the old program automatically qualify under the new guidelines Pryor said. He urged anyone who believes they might qualify under the expanded program to apply immediately. The program was triggered by the Federal omnibus budget reconciliation act of 1989, and benefits Are retroactive to Panl i. Bou Danes will soon create a global society Sturnick urged her listeners to make a difference in the world s culture. A with your education motivation background and spirit you can and must make a difference a she said. To function in a Busy world requires a Graceful and Serene disposition she continued a the Best and most courageous actions we take come from a sense of our own Serene selves. That is part of what being True is but she added a you absolutely must take risks with your lives have a spirit of daring and try things a in gaining serenity and finding the courage to take risks Sturnick reminded graduates they also must pursue their destiny with Joy. A if the journey is not Joyful we re Var Page As an appropriate message decorates a Rivier College graduate s Cap at the 55th annual commencement on saturday. Staff photos by Kathy Saward Mackay the downtown Section of main Street attracts a few daytime shoppers. A drug Haven image fading residents reclaim tree streets area editors note today the sunday Telegraph concludes its City limits series which explores the Many Nashua neighbourhoods and their unique characteristics by taking a look a downtown Nashua. This area extends North to the Nashua River South to Salmon Brook West to Pine Street and East to main Street. By Michelle Farrell Telegraph staff Nashua a on a warm Spring Day the signs Are evident scaffolding surrounds a Multi Story apartment building in the midst of an overhaul fresh siding half covers a Small Home undergoing City limit Saint j Dent Anna Maksial a. La said these improvements follow years of neglect by investors who gobbled up neighbourhood Homes on the Market in Many cases after their elderly occupants had died. Maksalla who has lived 40 years on Mulberry Street said the Homes in the densely built inner City neighbourhood decayed because these Absentee landlords failed to keep a close Eye on them. But suddenly Maksalla said a new attitude has taken Root and is helping to Spur a turnaround in the old Blue Collar neighbourhood. A a there a seems to be a trend of caring again of people fixing up their Homes Quot John Cotter right owner of jacks Barber shop at 55 Kinsley st., relaxes against a chair As customer Gene Nutile of will Street leaves the shop. Maksalla said. The Effort however will need the vigilance of neighbourhood residents to succeed and will Likely never be completely successful in a City starved for affordable rental housing. The rows of modest 19th-Century houses and apartment buildings Homes to the City a Mill workers a generation ago will always be candidates for cheap investment housing. In some cases impeccably kept Homes stand alongside badly run Down buildings where peeling paint and Patchwork repairs show years of hard use. Ward 4 Alderman Steve Kuchinski said residents need to push their fears aside and voice their frustration with tenants who fail to respect their neighbors. This includes speaking a tree streets Page a4

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