Battle Creek Enquirer from Battle Creek, Michigan on November 27, 1992 · Page 4
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Battle Creek Enquirer from Battle Creek, Michigan · Page 4

Battle Creek, Michigan
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Friday, November 27, 1992
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4A STATE 6 people die in holiday accidents Two men who were killed when their cars collided head-on in Montcalm County were among at least six people who have died in Thanksgiving holiday weekend traffic accidents in Michigan, state police said today. In one accidet, Paul A. Diehl, 32, of Comstock Park and Calvin Smith, 36, of Walker were killed in a crash at 3:30 ajn. Thursday in Reynolds Township. Both wore seat belts. The Thanksgiving Day weekend runs from 6 p jn. Wednesday until midnight Sunday. Improper donations won't hurt schools EAST LANSING Michigan State and Wayne State universities won't be punished for making improper donations to political campaigns in 1986 and 1990, the state has ruled. Common Cause filed a complaint against the universities and the Grand Rapids Public Schools in August after officials said they received extra pay so they could contribute to political campaigns. Michigan State made $10,590 in donations in the 1986 and 1990 election campaigns. Public institutions are forbidden to contribute to political campaigns. After the complaint, the universities stopped paying the supplements, thus complying with state laws, said Anne Corgan, attorney for the Secretary of State compliance division. Lansing mayor says he'll retire soon LANSING Mayor Terry McKane has announced he is taking an early retirement under a sweetened program he helped pass in ApriL McKane, 51, has been mayor for II years. He said Wednesday that he would resign Dec. 29, with one year left in his third four-year term. The early retirement plan, passed in April, would raise McKane's pension by about $11,000 to nearly $52,000 a year, the Lansing State Journal reported Thursday. Adrian students will reap rewards ADRIAN Sixty-seven Adrian High School students have signed up for a program that rewards them for promising to avoid drugs and alcohol The Winners' Circle program gives the students discounts or free merchandise from businesses and tickets to sports events and movies. "It takes a lot of courage to be the first drug-free group. It takes a little bit more to be pro-active about this to be a role model to peers," said Anne Jameson, coordinator of a chemical health program for the Adrian Public Schools. Students first went through educational sessions in which they learned about the effects of alcohol and drugs, then were asked if they wanted to sign contracts agreeing to abstain. III congressman surprises his church GRAND RAPIDS U.S. Rep. Paul Henry, diagnosed with brain cancer last month, surprised even Mayflower Church officials when he showed up to read the opening Thanksgiving Day proclamation. "This particular service is part of our Thanksgiving tradition, Henry told WZZM-TV after the morning services. "If we missed this, it wouldn't feel like Thanks giving to us. It was Henry's first public ap pearance since the 50-year-old Re publican was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Alter com plaining of headaches, doctors at Butterworth Hospital removed most of a malignant 3-inch tumor from his right frontal lobe on Oct 21. He is to begin radiation and chemotherapy next week. Experts say the average survival time for people with Henry's type of brain cancer is 12-14 months, with fewer than 5 percent surviv ing five years. City offers millions in accident settlement DETROIT The family of a Detroit man fatally shot by a police officer after a 1987 traffic stop will get $4.2 million in a settlement ap-oroved by the City Council. Lee Berry Jr., 26, died after be ing shot in the leg and back after he was stopped for apparently running a stoo hait A federal jury ruled last year that Officer Joseph Hall's fatal shots constituted battery, gross negligence and a violation of Ber-rv's institutional rights. The jury awarded his family $6 million, but his mother Doris, who filed the suit, agreed to $4.2 million to avoid a long appeal The City Council unanimously approved the Old friends discover they're The Associated Press OVID For eight years, Mike Galloway and his wife's friend, April Kersjes, got along just like family. Now they have no choice. They found last week that they're brother and sister. 'It was a big surprise. It's still soaking in," said Galloway, a cemetery caretaker. "We still just look at each other and laugh. Now I have a brother I like," said Kersjes, a nursing home aide. "I have a sister-in-law. I have a niece. Your Choice! 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SUN. 1 1 A.M. - 5 P.M. 31 STORES THROUGHOUT MICHIGAN "We still just look at each other and laugh. Now I have a brother I like." April Kersjes, recently found brother 'Aunt April' I think I could get used to that" Galloway was 18 months old and Kersjes was 6 months old when they were removed from their neglectful home 30 years ago. They were adopted by separate families Galloway's in Owosso, Kersjes' in Elsie, 10 miles away. Save 60! Fashion that floor ceramic. Beige, WfilterGray or Hose. 7 V X 7'e". Reg. 1.19 teak parquet all at one low price! Honey or Natural. Any Width, Any Length! A fantastic buy on in-stock vinyl mini-blinds in White or Alabaster. From 23" to 35" wide by 64" long. Reg. 6.99-8.99 CH.HO - ONEVOOWH - TAKEOO - O Kersjes attended Ovid-Elsie High School, met Deb Irish and struck up a friendship that lasted beyond school. In 1984, Irish met Galloway and eventually married him. Kersjes also married. The friendship between the two women extended to their families. Deb Galloway noticed that her hus endures in long-lasting l, - IM.I - MS .,' fc 1 r Co)88 (2) SQ. YD. Friday, Nov. 27, actually band and Kersjes got along well And everyone noticed how Kersjes' son, Ben, and Mike had look-alike noses. The truth behind the relationship, meanwhile, was buried in Shiawassee County court records. In early October, Kersjes was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and wondered if she'd been born with other potential medical problems. She learned from court records that her birth name was Brown and that she had a brother who was a year older than her. Kersjes told her friend Deb Galloway, who told her husband, l.ll - IILW - W.IMIM.HW7Vr.H:i:lWril,.IM 32 Off In-Stock Sundial Solarian! A big selection of outstanding no-wax patterns, now at our super low price! 12' widths. Reg. 12.99 Double Buy 1 to deck your walls in style. Packaged in double roll bolts. 1992 Battle Creek Enquirer related who said his birth name also was Brown. 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