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Friday, November 9, 1984
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Metro State LANSING STATE JOURNAL Friday, Nov. 9, 1984 3B 0 aflwadtor 'wroim ocy ODD 0 Metro Roundup Vets to parade Saturday It's time again for downtown Lansing's Veterans Day parade. On Saturday, nearly 500 marchers and military and emergency vehicles will assemble in Ferris Park, at Genessee and Walnut streets, to make the trek down the traditional parade route through downtown. That route involves leaving the park east on Genessee to Capitol Avenue, south on Capitol past the Capitol building to Lenawee, then west on Lenawee, where parade marchers will disperse. The parade is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and end an hour later. On Monday, many governmental offices will be closed, including those of the Postal Service, U.S. government, state of Michigan, townships of Meridian and Delhi, and counties of Ingham, Eaton and Clinton. City to pick up trash on Monday The city will run its regular trash pickup route on Monday even though it is Veteran's Day, said Howard McCaffery, public services director. This is a change from past years, when crews did not work on the holiday. McCaffery also said garbage will be picked up Friday, Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving. However, no pickup will be made on Thanksgiving Day. Those who normally have their trash picked up on Thursday will have to wait for pickup until the following week, he said. Groenleer to head school group MASON Ingham School Officers Association has elected Wilma Groenleer, currently president of the Mason school board, to serve as its president. Other officers named include: Judith Thibadeau, vice-president, Ok-emos Board of Education; and Dale Herder, treasurer, Lansing Community College. The ISOA are members of boards of education of 12 local school districts in Ingham County and their superintendents. Also included are the board and superintendent of the Intermediate School District and the board and president of LCC. The association is to provide help to school board members of the county through workshops, membership meetings and a program of boardsmanship training. Capitol Roundup Workers comp rates 'competitive' The workers' compensation insurance market in the state remains "intensely competitive," some Michigan insurance companies told state Insurance Commissioner Nancy Baerwaldt. Insurance agents, company executives and association officers said at a hearing Thursday that workers' compensation, coverage is readily available and there is price competition, although prices no longer appear to be dropping. State law requires an annual hearing to evaluate competition for workers' compensation insurance. Baerwaldt then has until Jan. 15 to report to the Legislature on whether there is competition in the marketplace. Appointees to blind commission named Gov. James Blanchard appointed two members to the Michigan Commission for the Blind. William L. Young of Detroit was reappointed to represent the general public, and will serve a term expiring Sept. 30, 1987. He is director of the bureau of food sanitation for the Detroit Public Health Department. Paul E. Ponchilla of Portage will succeed Elizabeth M. Lennon of Kalamazoo for a term expiring Sept. 30, 1987. He will represent blind people on the board, and is an associate professor in the department of blind rehabilitation at Western Michigan University. State Roundup Detroit Chrysler shift walks off job DETROIT (AP) An undetermined number of employees walked off their jobs at a Chrysler Corp. assembly plant in Detroit, a spokesman for the automaker said. The second-shift workers left their jobs about 9:30 p.m. Thursday, about 90 minutes before the end of their shift, said Chrysler spokesman Baron Bates. He said he did not know what caused the walkout nor how many employees were involved. Bates said there is no third shift at the plant, and that production was to resume this morning. The plant makes Aries, Reliant, 600, LeBaron, New Yorker and Caravelle models. Sailor shipwrecked, but no asthma PONT I AC Emily Barnes says her husband took a cruise to the balmy West Indies to find relief from the asthma he suffered in Michigan, but the Orchard Lake man instead found himself shipwrecked by Hurricane Klaus. Dick Barnes, 66, was among three Michigan residents aboard the 190-foot sloop Yankee Clipper Wednesday when it was beached by 75 mph winds spawned by the hurricane as it roared through the eastern Carri-bean. He and an Oxford couple, Al and Patricia Gibbons, were rescued with 65 other passengers and 35 crew members after the two-masted vessel struck a sand bar about a mile off St. Maarten Island. "Everybody got washed into the water," Barnes said Thursday in a telephone interview from his room at the Great Bay Hotel on the island. "A wave washed me right off the deck. I had to be rescued three times. Everyone was very scared." Man jailed for park thefts GRAND RAPIDS A former Grand Rapids park worker has been sentenced to six months in jail for taking city-owned equipment. Frank Cole, 39, of Rockford, was sentenced Wednesday by Kent County Circuit Judge Robert Benson. Cole had worked with the city parks department for about 19 years. Cole pleaded guilty in early October to one count of larceny over $100. Originally, he was accused of three counts, but agreed in a plea-bargain to plead guilty to one count. This summer, state troopers from the Rockford post discovered a variety of equipment worth about $10,000 in a barn near Cole's house. Correction Travers funeral 1 :30 p.m. Saturday The funeral for Jackson (Jack) R. Travers, 68, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Osgood Funeral Home. Travers, of 1512 Victor Ave., was the owner of Travers Auto Parts. The time of the funeral was incorrectly reported in Thursday's newspaper. Compiled by Journal staff and wire services Vital Statistics Births CARLISLE To Carol N. Carlisle, 622 S. Hay-ford, a daughter, Amandv Frantina, Oct. 12 at Sparrow Hospital. SUNDERLIN To Dean A. and Kelly Sunder-lin, 5628 Pembrook, a daughter, Nicole Marie, Oct. 12 at Sparrow Hospital. TANIMOTO To Hiroshi and Kinuyo Tani-moto, 1934 Hamilton, Okemos, a daughter, Aki Agatha, Oct. 14 at Sparrow Hospital. MELLO To Edward and Sharon Mello of Lansing, a daughter, Kristen Marie, Oct. 13 at Sparrow Hospital. O'BRIEN To Timothy A. and Linda L. O'Brien, 4801 Dunckel Rood, a daughter, Chelsea Brianne, Sept. 26 at Sparrow Hospital. REGIS To Brenda L. Regis, 631 Sadie Court, a daughter, Nicole K. Putman, Oct. 22 at Sparrow Hospital. KANADSKY To David Kanodsky and Di-anna Gauss, 505 E. Grand River, Williamston, a son, David Richard Kanadsky, Oct. 18 at Sparrow Hospital. OAKS To Leonard E. and Cheryl Oaks, 2194 West Blvd., Holt, a daughter, Cricket Nichole, Oct. 18 at Sparrow Hospital. DEMICK To Ronald L. and Jeannine Dem-ick, 917 Brookside Drive, Grand Ledge, o son, Nicholas Edward, Oct. 18 at Sparrow Hospital. THOMASON To Doris Thomason, 818Vi Woodbine, a son, Jason Zechariah Thomason, Oct. 17 at Sparrow Hospital. PALAZZOLO To Thomas C and Darcv J. Palaz:olo, 210 S. Franklin St., Webberville, a daughter, Hayley Joan, Oct. 18 at Sparrow Hospital. MAXWELL To Harold J. and Morgaret Maxwell, 708 Lincoln, a daughter, Amanda Rose, Oct. Hat Sparrow Hospital. DeHUELBES To Claudina R. DeHuelbes, 5401 Catalpa Drive, a son, Tomas DeHuelbes, Oct. 16 at Sparrow Hospital. DAVIS To Gerald R. and Melanie Davis, 15255 Wacousta Road, Grand Ledge, a daughter, Nikki deLynn, Oct. 16 at Sparrow Hospital. HYDE To Roy D. and Ranav Hyde, 525 S. Charles, a daughter. Angel Lee, Oct. 15 at Sparrow Hospital. HEMSTREET- To Jack G. II and Susan Hem-street, 1655 Lake Drive, Haslett, a daughter, Kristi Danielle, Oct. 15 at Sparrow Hospital. Lottery Thursday's daily number: 1 68 Thursday's DaHy-4: 2593 Thursday's Card Gam: Eight of spades King of clubs U By JANET GEI5SLER Staff Writer President Reagan must change his policies toward El Salvador or the result will be "another Vietnam war," said a Salvadoran revolutionary speaking in this country. Victor Rubio said his job is "to tell the people of the United States that what the U.S. government is doing in their name is not right." Rubio, 37, is an official spokesman for the Democratic Revolutionary Front, a coalition of many diverse groups that oppose El Salvador's military dictatorship. MOST AMERICANS do not understand what is going on in El Salvador, he said. "El Salvador does not just export coffee," he said. "We also export confusion." Rubio, who lives in Detroit but plans to return to his homeland "when the time is right," has delivered his message to schools, civic groups and political officials in 45 states and abroad in the last three years. He was in Lansing this week speaking in several school and to community groups. Rubio claims the civil war in El Salvador, which has been going on since 1970 and has roots tracing back more than 100 years, is actually a U.S. war. The U.S. government directs and funds the war, Rubio said. "Massive U.S. aid keeps the war going," he said. While the revolutionaries want to negotiate a settlement, the U.S. government perpetuates the violence by supplying the Salvadoran govern Work ITS By FREDERICK STANDISH Associated Press Writer GRAND RAPIDS A post-election squabble has broken out among staff members of former astronaut Jack Lousma's unsuccessful U.S. Senate bid, amid charges that debts from his primary campaign stalled his general election campaign. Lousma, a Republican, lost to incumbent Democratic Sen. Carl Levin in Tuesday's election by 6 percentage points less than half the margin predicted by all published and broadcast polls. While acknowledging that a debt existed after Lousma's easy primary victory over former U.S. Rep. Jim Dunn of East Lansing, highly placed officials in Lousma's general election campaign either refused or could not to say how much money was involved. THE DETROIT News reported Thursday the debt amounted to $500,000 and Booth News Service said it was $450,000. Lousma's primary campaign manager, Dick Leggitt, said in a telephone interview from where he now works in northern Virginia that the debt was about $300,000. Campaign communications coordinator Keith Hartwell, who joined the Lousma staff after the primary, said Thursday that the timing of the debt was critical, since the campaign wanted to make a major media buy immediately after the primary. Lack of money prevented it, he said. Line forming for Henry's state Senate seat GRAND RAPIDS (AP) - A critical election that could sway control of the state Senate toward Democrats has gotten under way, with state Rep. Victor Krause announcing his candidacy for the seat being vacated by newly elected U.S. Rep. Paul Henry. Krause, R-Rockford, announced his candidacy for Henry's Senate seat on Thursday, two days after he was re-elected to his House seat. The Senate fell under GOP control this year when Republicans were elected to replace two Democratic senators from southeastern Michigan, who were recalled because of their support for a state income tax increase. BUT THE GOP's 20-18 edge was cut by one Tuesday when Henry was elected to succeed retiring 5th District U.S. Rep. Harold Sawyer, R-' Rockford. Henry, who takes office in GOP leader may face challenge By The Associated Press A Republican lawmaker says he's close to deciding whether to challenge state Rep. Michael Busch for the House minority leader's job. The announcement by state Rep. Paul Hillegonds, R-Holland, came Thursday, two days after the GOP picked up six House seats in Tuesday's election. That cut the Democratic Party's majority to 58-52, its slimmest in 12 years. "I'm very close to deciding that I'm going to do it," Hillegonds, 34, said of his challenge to Busch in next Wednesday's elections for GOP leadership posts. "It's not because there is any great philosophical difference between Mike and I. It's more a question of style and leadership." "We raised more money than ever before for this election; we picked up six seats. I put literally thousands of miles on my car campaigning for our candidates," Busch said. "And now, we are in a position to really accomplish some things." YUNKER MEMORIALS, INC. Memorial Specialist Since 1915 1116 E. Mt. Hope Ave. Lansing Visit Our Showroom Ph. 484-1 433 ment with military equipment, Rubio said. "IT IS NOT in the United States' best interest to engage the public in another terrible war and yet that's what they're doing," he said. "We are on the brink of another Vietnam War." What the United States should do, Rubio said, is encourage a political rather than military settlement and persuade the Salvadoran government to seriously negotiate with the revolutionaries. "If they (the U.S. government) are going to provide aid, it should be conditional," he said. He explained that the United States should support the Salvadoran government only if the Central American country agrees to certain conditions, such as guaranteeing human rights. The United States should also withdraw all armed forces and military advisers from El Salvador, Rubio said. "WHY IS the U.S. government supporting that very unpopular and unfair government a government that has assassinated 50,000 people in four years?" he asked. There have been hints of ending the civil war, Rubio said. On Oct. 8, Salvadoran President Duarte agreed to negotiate with the revolutionary group and the two sides have met once already. A second set of talks is scheduled for the third week of this month, he said. "It (negotiation) should not be construed as a panacea, a total solution," Rubio said. "It is the beginning of the end." Rubio is a member of the Inde- BaoBim c3bts souk Loysmra "The goal was the day after the primary there was to be a heavy media barrage," he said. "The money wasn't there and the debt had to be paid off." HE SAID, however, that some of the debt may have been "nervous money," spent at the end of the primary campaign when polls showed Lousma's lead over Dunn dwindling. The former astronaut won the race by a 60-to-40 percent margin. "I think it hurt a lot," Hartwell said about the failure of the quick media buy. "Had we been able to establish him (Lousma) as an experienced, qualified candidate . . . then Moral Majority had big impact in Michigan race, Falwell says ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - The Rev. Jerry Falwell says his Moral Majority had a significant impact on conservative races on Election Day, even if its chosen candidates failed to win every contest. While the conservative organization counted the re-election victories of President Reagan and Sen. Jesse Helms of North Carolina among its most vital, the weight of the Moral Majority could be felt elsewhere. "We worked in dozens of congressional races and won most of them," Falwell said Thursday. The Moral Majority concentrated January with the rest of Congress, easily defeated Democratic lawyer Gary Mclnerney of Grand Rapids, 62 percent to 38 percent. If a Democrat is elected to Henry's 32nd District seat in a special election, which has yet to be called by Democratic Gov. James Albosta considering recount as Schutte loses 1 ,000 votes Concluded from Page 1 B "lead a coalition" of about 1,000 supporters that will be "the watchdog of the 3rd District" and monitor Wolpe's record. The coalition, she said, will be a loosely knit communications network that will share information. She is leaning toward another run, Li mi ' rtl J T O ine bneraion lnn-iansing nas cieaneu. uui men vvaiu- house and is offering for sale several items which Li 1 are discontinued 9:00 p.m. The location of the sale dock area of the Sheraton at 925 jjj ijalldilig, ivxj.. oaiiixxii yjj. Albino unviuu. Glassware Silverware 1 Roasting pots and pans n unma riace settings n n (2) Savin copy machines g U Sheraton Inn - Lansinq D SOUTH Victor Rubio told his Lansing audiences that negotiation would not be a panacea for El Salvador's problems, but would be the beginning off the end of conflict. pendent Movement of Professionals and Technicians, one of the groups that makes up the front. Other groups in the coalition include teacher and labor unions, the Socialist Democratic Party, political military groups (guerrillas), universities we could have gone on the attack much earlier on Carl's record." National Republican Party figures, including GOP Senatorial Campaign Committee head Richard Lu-gar of Indiana, admitted that Lousma had a problem with name recognition late in the campaign. A HIGHLY placed source in Lousma's campaign, who spoke on the condition that he not be identified, accused Leggitt of doing a disservice to Lousma in the way he handled the books. Bills with nasty notes demanding payment came into the campaign offices well into late September, on Michigan, where Republican Jack Lousma challenged incumbent Carl Levin for a U.S. Senate seat. Levin won 53 percent of the vote to Lousma's 47 percent. "Although Jack Lousma did not win the Senate seat," Falwell said, "he came very close." Falwell also cited campaigns by Bill Cobey in North Carolina's 4th District, Howard Coble in the state's 6th District and Sonny Callahan of Alabama's 1st District. All are Republicans and all won. Nationwide, Falwell said, the Moral Majority has registered 8.5 million new voters since 1978. Blanchard, the Senate's makeup would be even at 19 members from each party. Democratic Lt. Gov. Martha Griffiths casts her vote in the event of a tie. Democrats retained control of the state House of Representatives in Tuesday's election. she said, but her final decision will be based on her personal life and the strength of the coalition. McGregor said she hoped the coalition would remain in place to help the person who runs against Wolpe in 1986. Staff Writer Tom Grose contributed to this report. T - 1 T or no longer used. Some kitchen equipment Wood bed frame SHERATON HOTELS & INNS WORLDWIDE CREYTS RD AT 1-496, LANSING, MICHIGAN Staff photo by NORMS INGELLS and churches. "It includes the gamut of society professionals to people in the slums, all political persuasions," he said. "The (Salvadoran) government has accepted that we are a political -force to contend with." nearly two months after the primary campaign ended, according to the source. The source emphasized that when the shortfall was discovered, Lousma moved quickly to repay the debt. BUT LEGGITT, who left the Lousma campaign to successfully manage Tuesday's re-election cam paign of U.S. Rep. Stan Parns, R--Va., called an allegation that he spent too much money "absurd." "The problem was not in the spending, it was in the raising," he said, adding that Lousma received a $550,000 check from Lugar's committee as soon as he won the primary. Republicans had put Levin, whom they called one of the nation's most liberal senators, in the bullseye of the 1984 elections. "If they had run a good campaign, have easily been made, and Lousma would be a senator today," Leggitt said. WHEN HE conceded the election to Levin on Wednesday, Lousma said his campaign wound up $10,000 to $20,000 in the red, a figure agreed to by campaign sources. More than $4 million was spent by Levin and Lousma on the general election campaign alone. Lousma was on a week-long, postelection trip and unavailable for comment Thursday, according to a woman answering his home telephone who did not identify herself. "ITS GOING to be an extremely important election," Krause said of his upcoming special election. "I like the challenge of a campaign, I like to be able to go out to meet people and express my views, I like to debate the issues." GOP state chairman Spencer Abraham and Democratic state chairman Robert Wiener agreed that the special election for Henry's seat would be an expensive one. Wiener estimated that up to $500,000 may be spent on it. "I think you'll see the eyes of the state focused on that district," Wiener said. DURING HIS campaign, Krause's slogan was, "Keep Krause in the, House." Two days after his victory, he said, "That was a catchy phrase to build support. It wasn't a pledge." - fi o J il.r.nn The sale will be n is in the loading U So: Creyts Road, n D D D D D J

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