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Lansing State Journal from Lansing, Michigan • Page 12

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LocalState Lansing State Journal Tuesday, July 17,1990 4B STATE DIGEST listened to the snores for three hours before arresting the man without incident, police said in a statement No charges were filed immediately. Mother jailed in baby's death MANISTEE A young woman whose baby died as she tried to hide its birth has been sentenced to eight months in jail. Manistee County Circuit Judge James Batzer on Monday also sentenced Kendra Nowak, 19, to two years' probation and fined her $700. Nowak originally was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the April 28, 1989, death of her son, Trevor. She pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of fourth-degree child abuse in March after psychological reports portrayed her as terrified and isolated.

Nowak gave birth to the child in the bathroom of her mother's house. Defense lawyer Donald Jennings said Nowak tried to feed and clothe the baby, but a pathologist said it died hours later from exposure and dehydration. The baby's body was found inside the house, wrapped in a towel in a garbage bag. The unwed mother told police she tried to conceal her pregnancy and the birth out of fear and embarrassment MICHIGAN Assaults by cops get delayed terms DETROIT Drug-using police officers are fired when caught, but those who assault citizens often go unpunished, according to a published report A computer study by the Detroit Free Press of police misconduct records from last year showed all seven officers found guilty of using cocaine were fired. The analysis showed more than half of officers convicted in the department of police brutality received sentences that were delayed to give them time to correct their behavior.

Memorial honors all Viet vets MOUNT PLEASANT The Michigan Vietnam Memorial, dedicated in honor of the 2,705 Michiganians killed during the war, also pays homage to those still classified as missing. The memorial dedicated Sunday at Island Park is the first in the state memorializing all the state's dead and missing. Plaques list the names of each. Up to 700 people attended the ceremony, including families who lost loved ones and veterans, some of them wearing their old uniforms. Mary Stout, president of Vietnam Veterans of America and a nurse in Vietnam in 1966-67, praised soldiers of the war that divided the nation.

Nuclear plant gets good grades CHARLEVOIX The Big Rock Point nuclear power plant received good marks from federal investigators in its latest safety check. The 27-year-old Consumers Power Co. plant on Lake Michigan earned superior ratings in three of seven categories overseen by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Plant operations, emergency preparedness and maintenance and surveillance all scored high marks. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission report issued last week gave good ratings to Big Rock's safety assessment, security, engineering and radiological control operations.

Gunman falls asleep FARMINGTON HILLS When the talk from a barricaded gunman on the telephone turned to snores, police figured it was safe to enter a townhouse and arrest the 33-year-old man who had been threatening to shoot himself. The man was asleep on the dining room floor with the phone, which was off the hook, and a shotgun nearby, police said. Police originally went to the townhouse Sunday night to answer a complaint of assault against the man's mother. When police arrived, the man allegedly knocked out a window, yelling he was armed and wanted to die. Police tried to talk him out by telephone, but the suspect, who said he'd been drinking, fell asleep.

Officers AT THE CAPITOL Durant blames Schuette in bailout Underdog U.S. Senate hopeful Clark Durant lashed out at his primary opponent on Monday charging that U.S. Rep. Bill Schuette had stood up for the "bandits" who are responsible for the national savings and loan scandal. Durant said that Schuette, R-Sanford, voted on key occasions to bail out the savings and loan industry votes that could ultimately cost US.

taxpayers as much as $2,500 apiece to untangle the financial mess, according to some estimates. Schuette campaign manager Doug McAuliffe said late Monday that Schuette took the responsible step to insure the savings of a nation, including two million accounts in Michigan that were about to "go deep six." Durant and Schuette are engaged in a showdown in the Aug. 7 primary to determine who will face VS. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Detroit, in November.

Compiled from staff and Associated Press reports. Dim fanitf MM WOOD II MUM ZjJ campaign manager Gordon Ken-said. "The wild attacks he's been making on Carl Levin are falling on deaf ears." Durant spokesman Andy Anuzis said the campaign will issue a statement today. Schuette campaign manager Doug McAuliffe said he was on target for his goal of raising $1.5 million to $1.6 million before the primary. Schuette already has raised more than Jack Lousma, the 1984 GOP nominee against Levin, McAuliffe said.

"Carl Levin is raising an enormous amount of money throughout the country from the liberal interest groups and individuals because he is the darling of the liberal set," McAuliffe said. "I would advise them not to get too cocky." Wendy DeMocker, spokeswoman for the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, said it is common for the incumbent to grab an early fund-raising lead. raised $407,476.42 between April and June for a total of $1.47 million. He has spent $1.06 million, leaving $412,433.13 in the bank. Durant reported receiving $208,133.22 in the most recent quarter for a total of approximately $845,000.

He spent $253,901 between April and June and had a cash balance of $201,153.71. "Mr. Schuette's failure to win significant financial support for his campaign shows that his candidacy hasn't caught on," Levin can unite behind one candidate. The reports, filed with the Federal Election Commission Monday, cover the period between March 30 and June 30. Levin, a two-term Democrat, said he had raised $1.1 million during the three-month span, bringing his total to $5.03 million.

He reported $1.8 million in expenditures, leaving $3.2 million. Schuette, R-Sanford, whom opinion polls have shown running ahead of Durant, said he had "That's especially true when there's a primary to determine the challenger, because contributors have divided allegiances. Some people simply hold back and don't contribute at all when there's a primary. I think you will see the victor make up substantial ground after Aug. 7." Kerr acknowledged that the well-financed national GOP organization would pour money and staffing into the Michigan race once the nominee is picked.

By JOHN FLESHER Associated Press Sen. Carl Levin has raised three times more campaign money than Rep. Bill Schuette and more than five times as much money as Republican Clark Durant. Levin's campaign said the numbers showed the GOP opposition was floundering. But a national Republican official said the gap will narrow dramatically after the Aug.

7 primary, when the party Police believe letters are from victim's killer $1(0(0) by Bnscoveir Police believe Marilynn DePue, a counselor at Coldwater High School, was killed after an argument. The body of the 48-year-old woman was found in a wooded area in Bethel Township on April lfi. She died from a single gunshot wound to the head. Before his disappearance, DePue had been employed as an assessor for the state of Michigan. A letter received last week by the Battle Creek Enquirer told of problems between the couple, their attorneys, relatives, friends and court officials.

"Marilynn had every right to a divorce, but she made a fatal mistake in lying and deceiving to force Dennis out of the house, estranging the children from Dennis," the letter said. The couple's three children lived with Marilynn DePue. The writer blames the couple's problems on their attorneys, including misinformation that DePue had to move out of the couple's house during divorce proceedings. The letter makes references to "War of the Roses," a movie about a bitter divorce that turns violent Associated Press COLDWATER Police believe unsigned letters sent to the media and relatives of a slain high school counselor were written by the victim's ex-husband. He has been sought in the slaying since April.

Dennis DePue, 46, of Burr Oak is wanted in the Easter shooting death of Marilynn DePue, from whom he was recently divorced. Newspapers in Battle Creek and Coldwater as well as about six relatives and associates of the suspect reported receiving anonymous letters last week that describe the DePues problems and possible motives for the slaying, said Sgt Pat Loss of the Branch County Sheriffs Department. "Most of them were the same, though there were some variations," Loss said Monday of the 11-page, rambling letters, which included documents related to the couple's divorce. Some of the typewritten letters, written in the third person, were postmarked in Des Moines, Iowa, while others were sent out of Tulsa, Loss said. "He's on the move," Loss said.

"I can't figure him out." HMdee Mite" inn the Classified State held accountable for cyclist's accident Look for song titles in the 11 Good As Gone" Classifieds. Listen for those songs on WVIC 95FM, and you could win $100. Here's How to Play: Every day this week (Mon. Fri.) we'll hide two (2) song titles in the Lansing State Journal "Good As Gone" Classified section. Look for those songs in the classifieds, then listen to WVIC 95FM.

If you're the 20th to call WVIC after they play one of the songs, you win $100. Play "Hidden Hits and win $100 Call fvSi at 363-2295 Robert Gregg of Escanaba, a champion cyclist in the Upper Peninsula, was training on his racing bike Sept. 10, 1985, in Delta County's Ford River Township. The paved path was along Michigan 35. While going about 27 miles per hour, Gregg's bike hit a pothole and catapulted him forward.

He fractured his skull though he was wearing a helmet, broke several other bones and now is epileptic. FACTORY OUTLET PAIMT SALE 2 GalS. EXTERIOR $13 LATEX 5 GalS BLACK LATEX Associated Press The state can be held responsible for upkeep of certain bicycle paths along Michigan highways, the Michigan Supreme Court said in a ruling released Monday. The high court, in a 5-2 decision, reversed a Michigan Court of Apr peals opinion based on another case granting immunity to the state for injuries that occurred on a bike path off the road. Fatal leak still unidentified Associated Press ECORSE Investigators have yet to identify the type of toxic fumes that leaked Sunday at a Qreat Lakes Steel plant, a Great Lakes Steel spokesman said Mon- day.

One worker died. Inspectors from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration will file a report Thursday that an investigation is completed of the plant where, scrap metal is melted to make steel, said Joe Wrzeskinski, chief of the health agency's construction safety division. Employees of the Romulus-based Songer Construction Corp. were working on a 35-foot-long steam drum at the Great Lakes Steel plant Sunday when toxic fumes escaped from an undeter- mined source. Songer employee Ron Harris was inside the drum when the leak occurred.

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