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12 PRESS-REPUBLICAN GENERAL NEWS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, BURDO... jContinued from Page 1 'almost daily riding his bicycle or walking \He apparently would pass the day. talking with anyone willing to spend the time,\ McGill said. His disappearance \caused a great stir in the community.\ Of Burdo, \little is known ex- cept that he's a hard worker and apparently a hard drinker,\ the ARSON... Continued from Page 1 30 who cannot hold jobs and have a history of petty criminal activi- ty. Founded by Melvil Dewey at the turn of the century, the Lake, Placid Club popularized winter ESSEX... Continued from Page 1 took over. Scozzafava wanted to wait for the five new members of the Board of Supervisors to take of- fice. \I still believe the best interest of the board would be to postpone this until January,\ he said. \I believe the new supervisors should have some say in this.\ \I think this is a decision of the seated board,\ Supervisor Teresa Sayward, R-Willsboro, said. \It should be left to those who were here for the process.\ The real controversy was over whether Donaldson should be made to reside in Essex County. \I feel very strongly that we have a residency requirement in place,\ Kelly said. \Either remove it for all employees or remove it from this resolution.\ \He lives very close to Essex County,\ Morency said. \I don't judge said. Not only is Burdo guilty of the crimes, he said, but he let down the community by keeping Gebo's death secret and allowing the body to remain unburied for nearly a year. \I believe this crime, unfortu- nately, bodes very badly for the North Country,\ McGill said, because murdering someone for sports, creating a reputation that Lake Placid maintains today. The resort has been on the decline since World War II. Its 45-hole golf course is still in use. But many of its 50 wooden buildings are falling into disrepair or are rented to local think it's fair to ask them to sell their home and move 50 feet.\ \We've had others who haven't lived here, but it hasn't been en- forced,\ Supervisor Matthew Clark, R-North Elba, said. Clark noted the county has a one-year grace period for newly hired workers to move within its borders. Since the requirement was waived for Donaldson, how- ever, he won't have to move to Essex County at all. Donaldson lives in the Town of Harrietstown in Franklin Coun- ty, in the bi-county Saranac Lake Central School District, and he has a Saranac Lake postal ad- dress. Donaldson was a Franklin County legislator for 13 years, resigning in August 1994 to take the Facilities Development job CORNER OF DOYNTON AVENUE & HALSEY COURT 561-5423 We're More Than Wallpaper! We Do • All types of window treatments • Total bedroom ensembles Nursery and children's beddings : Laminated Accessories! In Oregon this is sexy Our Price $ 138\ suggested retail 153 s0 Saginaw II Parka\\ In the Pacific Northwest, we make popular parkas designed to stand up to ever-changing weather, not ever-changing fashion fads. Our Saginaw II Parka™ is a case-in-point. It features a Bergundtal Cloth™ shell with an Alpen Plus Fleece\ lining, Radial Sleeve™ design, and detachable fleece-lined hood. Columbia Sportswear Company WOODEN SKI & WHEEL Rt. 9 South 561-2790 10-6 Mon.-Sot. beer money \sounds like a big- city crime,\ not a North Country one. He said Gebo was \ruthlessly and violently murdered\ and that his skull was shattered into at least 40 pieces. Since Gebo's disappearance, McGill said, \I'm not sure Altona will ever be the same as it was.\ people rather than summer visitors. Following a failed redevelop- ment attempt, the 1,100-acre property was put up for sale four years ago. It is owned by USF&G, the Baltimore-based in- surance company. with the state. He was director of the Assembly speaker's North Country office from 1985 to 1992. He is a graduate of the College of the Ozarks, Clarksville, Ark., and received his master's degree in elementary education from Arkansas Technical University. He did graduate work in ad- ministration at the University of Arkansas and SUNY Platt- sburgh. MURDER... Continued from Page 1 body, and Williams extracted and resuscitated the baby; relatives said she has some training in nursing. , It's unclear how much 8-year- old Joshua saw, but Birkett said, \With what this kid saw, you could call it torture.\ Caffey's cousin, Terrence Forest, said Caffey called him at 3 a.m. Friday \and said he just had a son.\ Prosecutors said Williams, the mother of three children, had been pretending she was .pregnant so she could claim the newborn -as her own. Investigators got their first break when a witness — some- one they won't identify but ap- parently an acquaintance of Williams and Caffey — reported seeing and speaking to Joshua Evans in Williams' townhouse in Schaumburgj another northwest suburb of Chicago. Police went to the townhouse Friday night, but Williams and Caffey were gone, possibly to kill Joshua and dump his body in an alley in Maywood, a suburb about 10 miles to the east. 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