Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on March 16, 1988 · Page 9
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 9

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Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Wednesday, March 16, 1988 Page 9 Donnelly To Run For Attorney General INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - South Bend attorney Joseph S. Donnelly says northern Indiana shouldn't be left out when Democrats fill out their ticket for the 1988 election. Donnelly formally entered the Democratic contest for attorney general Tuesday by offering to bring new energy to the state's chief legal office and geographic balance to the party's 1988 ticket. He became the third Democrat to enter the race for the nomination that will be decided at the party's June 6 state convention in Indianapolis. "I can bring geographic balance to the ticket," said Donnelly. "People in our area of the state want to feel a part of the ticket, a part of this election.'' Ann M. DeLaney of Indianapolis, the party's unsuccessful candidate for lieutenant governor in 1984, and John Rumple of Columbus also have announced for attorney general. Two-term Republican Attorney General Linley E. Pearson of Frankfort currently has no opposition for the GOP nomination. Donnelly, 32, promised if elected to forge an effective partnership with local prosecutors, to improve consumer protection efforts and to strengthen the staff of the attorney general's office. "The attorney general's should be an office whose key goal is to serve the people of Indiana," Donnelly said at a Statehouse news conference. "The best way to do that is by making Democratic traditions our commitment — the traditions of compassion, hard work, ability and dedication." Donnelly said he has visited more than 70 counties during nine months of political work leading up to his formal announcement. He said he discussed his candidacy with gubernatorial hopefuls Evan Bayh, the secretary of state from Indianapolis, and former Kokomo Mayor Stephen J. Daily. Donnelly made his announcement at a series of news conferences in South Bend, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Jeffersonville, Evansville, Terre Haute and Gary. Democrat Claims ISTEP Was Sloppily Run Associated Press Melanie Thomas, 16, Gary, says baby is hers Gary Girl Confesses Baby She Found Was Hers GARY, Ind. (AP) - A 16- year-old girl who had claimed she found a newborn boy wrapped in a towel in the snow outside her family home has confessed to police that she gave birth to the infant unaided, authorities said. Melanie A. Thomas told police Tuesday she made up the story that someone tapped on her window and left the baby hours after delivery Monday. She hoped her story would help her keep the infant, Miss Thomas' mother said. "She knew we wouldn't be able to take care of it," said Shirley Thomas, "but she felt that if it were abandoned we'd feel sorry for it and keep it." Mrs. Thomas said her daugh- •—-CORRECTION—"i— On page 1 of the Sears Spring Super Sale for March 13, we are adverlli- ing two dryers No. 68631 and No. 68201. The ad describes them as washers. This is incorrect. They are dryers. 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