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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - October 17, 2000, Nashua, New Hampshire New England news by Kevin Landrigan Telegraph staff Concord democratic party chairwoman Kathy Sullivan called on . Sen. John Mccain of Arizona on monday to convince Texas gov. George w. Bush and new Hampshire a two Republican congressmen to support legislation to close a loophole for firearm sales at gun shows. A this loophole has made gun shows a very important source of weapons for criminals and kids who otherwise be Able to buy guns a Sullivan said at a news conference in the legislative office building. Sullivan showed political ads Mccain has starred in that support ballot questions in Colorado and Oregon. A i believe in the right to Bear firearms. With rights come responsibilities. Close the loophole a Mccain says in the Colorado and. . Reps. Charles Bass and John e. Sununu both r-n.h., along with Bush have a state democratic chief wants lawmakers to support legislation that would require background checks for gun sales at gun shows. Gun opposed legislation to require a three Day waiting period before someone could buy a gun at a show. A leadership is about taking on powerful special interests and fighting for average people. By their votes Charles Bass and John Sununu have said that they Are More interested in working for the gun lobby than they Are interested in working for the people of new Hampshire a Sullivan said. A George Bush is More interested in becoming president of the Era than he is being representative of the interest of average since 1999, the National Rifle association has Given $10,040 to the re election Campaign coffers of Bass and $8,450 to Sununu. Both Bass and Sununu defended their opposition to the gun show loophole language pressed by gun control advocates president Clinton and democratic nominee Al Gore. Bass held out his card for the congressional credit Union and said there a no reason Why a background Check should take three Days. A if i can get a copy of my balance in the account or make a withdrawal instantly with this card Why should it take three Days to do a background Check a Bass asked rhetorically. Both Sununu and Bass supported a gop alternative that set a one Day limit for the background Check. A this is sufficient time to do the Check a Sununu said. Former Concord City councilor Mike Little a Bass supporter said it took the state a minute to Complete his background Check after he purchased a gun from a licensed dealer. A a there a no reason these checks can to be done in a Day a Little said. Federal and state Laws require a background Check when someone purchases a gun from a store but they Are not required when bought at a Flea Market like gun show. Gun control advocates argue the one Day waiting period is not workable. Mccain is scheduled to visit the state today and Friday to stump for Bush and for the election of Bass along with other Republican state Senate candidates. In february Mccain Defeated Bush in their gop presidential primary and the Bush Campaign is hoping Mccain helps with wavering moderate republicans and independents. The Clinton administration and Republican controlled Congress have been unable to come to any agreement on gun safety legislation despite bipartisan Calls for action after the killing of More than a dozen Stu news digest Kennedy Nephew to get court hearing Stamford Conn. A Michael Skakel a Nephew of the late . Sen. Robert f. Kennedy turned 40 last month. Later this week hell be in court trying to convince a judge that he should be tried As a juvenile not As an adult in the 1975 murder of a fellow teen Ager. Skakel was 15 when his Greenwich neighbor Martha Moxley also 15, was beaten to death with a Golf club on oct. 30, 1975. Soon after the killing the murder weapon a Tony Penna 6-Iron was matched to a set owned by the Skakel family who lived across the Street from the Moxley family in the exclusive enclave of Belle Haven in Greenwich. Michael Skakel a father Rushton Skakel sr., is the brother of Kennedy a widow Ethel. No arrests were made in the Case for nearly 25 years. For much of that time authorities focused their attention on Skakel solder brother Thomas then 17. But Michael Skakel was charged in january following an investigation by a one judge grand jury. He was charged As a juvenile because of his age at the time of the killing. Since his arrest Skakel a lawyers have been trying to keep the Case in juvenile court where penalties Are considerably More lenient. Prosecutors have argued that Skakel should be tried As an adult. Following a hearing in june juvenile court judge Maureen Dennis ruled in August that there is probable cause to try Skakel. But she put off a decision on whether to Transfer the Case to adult court until a juvenile probation officer could Complete an investigation into ska Keps background. The investigation included things such As Skakel a family life schooling mental and physical health. A hearing on the sealed report is to be held Friday in Stamford Superior court. Smith to visit Surrette Battery site Northfield a new Hampshire sen. Bob Smith plans to help celebrate the completion of the $2.5 million cleanup of the Surrette Battery site. The site included a burned out two Story Brick factory building next to the Winni Nesaukee River and within 1,500 feet of the Union Sanborn elementary school. The facility was most recently used for the manufacture of Lead acid batteries. When the former owners left the site in 1995, the Federal environmental Protection Agency assessed the presence of abandoned containers and hazardous materials. In july the Agency ordered the site cleaned up. Town officials said the Epa raised Money for the cleanup through support by the states congressional delegation. Smith a Republican is scheduled to attend a Celebration to Mark the completion on oct. 30. Scene of Hunting Accident recreated Hopkinton a investigators Are using computer mapping equipment to recreate a Hunting Accident in which a sheriffs adult son was shot in the face. Scott Jordan the 34-year-old son of Merrimack county sheriff Chet Jordan was struck by a Load of Bir shot Friday while Hunting with friends in Hopkinton. Chet Jordan was not with the group. The younger Jordan was hospitalized but his injuries were not life threatening. Both Jordans live in Bow. Fish and game col. Ron Alie said his office would not release the name of the person who shot Jordan until the investigation was Complete. Alie said that by mapping the area of the Accident authorities Hope to determine where the shot was fired from. That can help them determine whether charges Are warranted. Unsolved murder cases reopened Portland Maine a authorities Are taking another look at three unsolved homicide cases following the discovery of the partial remains of three missing women. Investigators believe they have recovered some remains of the three women that James Rodney Hicks has confessed to killing. Last week the remains of Lynn Willette were found in Fork town township in Southern Aroostook county and those of Jennie Hicks and Jerilyn towers were found in Etna. Based on Hicks history and the discovery of the remains investigators were re examining the cases of three women who were found dead in 1977 and 1980, according to Stephen Mccausland spokesman for the state department of Public safety. Mccausland said there is no indication that Hicks is connected to any other deaths than the ones to which he has confessed but that the possible connection should be followed up anyway. A obviously we would be remiss if we did not at least retook at those files to see if there was any connection a Mccausland said on monday. A so far we have not found in 1977, the body of Ellen Choate 26, was found in Newport and that of Leslie Spellman 26, was found in Northeast Harbor. Sixteen year old Joyce Mclaine was found in East Millinocket in 1980. The Law offices of Andrew k. Wilson . Amherst no and the Law firm of Bossie Kelly Hodes and Buckley . Manchester no Are pleased to announce the merger of their respective firms effective october 1, 2000. The new firm will be known As a Bossie Kelly Hodes Buckley amp Wilson .�?� and will continue to provide Legal services at 440 Hanover Street Manchester no 03104 Telephone 603-668-2222 facsimile 603-641-6333 toll free 800-588-8886 attorney Wilson will continue to focus his practice in the areas of personal injury divorce amp custody Domestic violence criminal amp motor vehicle Law and general litigation. High schooners rally for civil unions it loophole dents at Columbine High school in a suburb outside of Denver. The House Bill contained a 24-hour background Check while the Senate approved a 72-hour mandate on a Bill that passed when Gore broke a tie vote. Clinton has argued that 95 percent of All background checks can be completed within one Day. A the 5 percent that can to be done in a Day should still be done. Because they Are 20 times More Likely to be rejected because of a criminal background or another problem a Clinton said during a speech to gun control supporters in Denver last Spring. The two teen aged gunmen in the Columbine shooting Erie Harris and Dylan Klebold acquired weapons from an acquaintance who bought them at a gun show. A a a Kevin Landrigan can be reached at 224-8804 or by email at . A a Concord Catholic schools see More than 100 High school students Parade sunday through downtown Montpelier vt., before joining a rally on the statehouse Steps to demonstrate their support for civil unions for same sex couples. Photo by the associated press a a Boston sect member s Newborn in state custody Boston a a member of a Christian sect who was ordered by a judge to remain in a secure Hospital to protect her fetus gave birth to a girl on monday. The state department of social services immediately assumed custody of the girl whose Fate will ultimately be decided by the courts. The girls sibling an infant son is believed dead and buried in Maine. Rebecca Corneau gave birth to a 7-Pound, 15-ounce baby at 2 40 . In the presence of several relatives and a midwife Bristol county assistant District attorney Gerry Fitzgerald said. Mother and daughter were doing Fine he said. Law offices of Paul s. Moore Michael l. Laws qut Stiokis about personal injury it workers comp we will promptly return your Call. 881-7773 23 factory st., Nashua free initial consultation. A we Are just going to make sure. That she receives medical attention and that her Best interests Are Well cared for a said ass spokeswoman Carol Yelver ton of the Newborn. Corneau and her husband David Are members of Christian sect in Attleboro that rejects conventional Medicine. Investigators have spent More than a year looking into the disappearance of two children in the sect including the infant son of the Corneas. Rebecca Corneau asked for a midwife monday morning and gave birth after i i hours of labor Fitzgerald said. Surge in enrolment Concord a enrolment in new Hampshire a Catholic schools Rose 30 percent during the 1990s. Between 1990 and 1999, enrolment at the 30 schools Rose from 8,000 to 10,300. Attractions for parents Are that the schools emphasize academics and traditional values and tend to be Small. A the philosophies of education have changed somewhat across the nation a said Jean Barker principal of Bishop Brady High school in Concord. A people Are starting to see the value of a smaller school. A smaller environment can sometimes be better for a child both socially and ironically As their popularity has grown Brady and Many other Catholic schools have had to fight to remain Small. St. John regional school also in Concord has 266 pupils and has a waiting list for every Grade. Though most students at the schools Are Catholic Many Are not. At Brady for example 35 percent of the 458 students Are not from Catholic families. Brother Kenneth Hogan is superintendent of schools for the diocese of Manchester which covers the state. For All that has changed in society in the last half Century Catholic schools Are essentially the same Hogan said. A we think we re based on values that Are specific to Catholic schools a he said. 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