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Lansing State Journal from Lansing, Michigan · Page 12

Lansing, Michigan
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Monday, June 22, 1987
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MetroMichigan Lansing State Journal Monday, June 22, 1987 4B State Digest Man accused of stealing timber IRON RIVER Mark Mattson of Iron River faces arraignment Tuesday in Marquette after a federal grand jury indicted him on charges of stealing timber from the Ottawa National Forest last year. Joe Zyliski, Ottawa National Forest supervisor, said Mattson was indicted June 11 on charges of stealing white pine trees with diameters of 20 to 30 inches and valued at more than $7,300. The maximum penalty is a $10,000 fine and 10 years imprisonment, Zyliski said. Woman found guilty of murder -SAULT STE. MARIE Four years after the slaying, a jury in California's Superior County has found a former Sault Ste. Marie woman guilty of first-degree murder for killing another local native. Lucene Cartier, 54, was convicted in a Riverside, Calif., court in the 1983 death of Gary Kerkes. Her conviction before Judge Robert Ma-comber automatically is appealed to the California Court of Appeals. Deputy District Attorney John Ruiz said he was "confident it will be affirmed It was an appropriate decision." Sentencing is scheduled for July 21. Kerkes, who worked for the Eastern U.P. Transportation Authority before moving to California, was shot in the head along a road in Marietta, Calif., on Sept. 15, 1983. Ruiz said the killing was partially a murder for profit, since Kerkes had a $200,000 insurance policy naming Cartier as beneficiary, and partially "because she had come to hate him and wanted to get rid of him." Extortion cited in charge PHOENIX, Ariz. An employee of General Motors' auto testing grounds has been arrested in an attempt to extort $10 million from the automaker over alleged brake-testing irregularities, the FBI says. Herbert H. Hawkins Jr., head of the Phoenix FBI office, said Clyde Russell Bristow, 44, was arrested without incident at his Apache Junction home on a criminal com plaint issued in Michigan. An affidavit filed in the Phoenix federal court along with the criminal complaint claimed Bristow called GM headquarters in Detroit from Arizona on June 9 and said he had documents proving irregularities in testing truck and bus brakes. The affidavit alleged Bristow told GM officials he'd release the information to consumer rights activist Ralph Nadar, Sen. Dennis DeConcini, D-Ariz.,, and others if he wasn't paid $10 million. U-M names law dean ANN ARBOR A law professor at the University of Michigan since 1973 has been named dean of the college's law school. Lee Bollinger will begin the five-year term Aug. 1, the university announced. His appointment was approved by the board of regents at its June 18-19 meeting. He was named assistant professor in 1973, associate professor in 1976 and professor in 1979. He attended the University of Oregon and Columbia University Law School. Compiled from Associated Press reports. Heifer's dung worth $750 in cheerleaders' fund-raiser Associated Press CROSWELL It took Babe the heifer 98 minutes to do her thing, but when she finally dropped dung onto a square etched on a farm field, she made one raffle winner $750 richer. The fund-raiser for cheerleaders at Croswell-Lexington Middle School here generated $2,800 in ticket sales, including some from as far away as Australia, said Joe Young, a teacher at the school in rural Sanilac County. "We're definitely going to do it again next year," Young said. As many as 300 people surrounded the fenced field, which had been divided into 400 squares that cost bettors $10 each. The object of the contest was to have Babe dump on the square selected by the bettor. Based on where the chips fell, ' four judges including a state lottery official determined the first place winner to be a Birmingham resident, identified as C. Schey. Three drops later, second-, third- and fourth-place winners were determined. The raffle was dreamed up by boosters at Cros-Lex, who were looking for a way to raise money for 21 cheerleader uniforms and summer camp fees. Babe was escorted over a red carpet to the field located outside Croswell, a farming community in Michigan's Thumb area. The only winner present was Joni French of Yale, whose fourth-place prize of a jug of maple syrup was donated by a New Hampshire radio station. Second-place winner Steve Cooper of Jeddo won $250 and third-place winner Dawn Shankin of Lexington won $100. TV station control tied in legal battle Associated Press DETROIT Control of one of the country's first black-owned television stations is tied up in a legal battle that pits the widow and daughter of the station's founder against a black Masons group. William Banks, who died in 1985, wanted WGPR-TV to provide religious and ethical programming for blacks and to train young blacks for jobs in the industry. But this fall the station, now under new management, hopes to make more money by offering comedy, adventure, drama and movies, said WGPR sales manager James Panagos. Banks also founded the 350,000-member International Free and Accepted Modern Masons and order of the Eastern Star an organization wrestling for control of the station. Among the three lawsuits filed is one that pits new Masons supreme president George Matthews, Panagos and 40 other Masons against Banks' widow, Ivy, WGPR and the Masons organization itself. ; The suit claims Ivy Banks took control of both the fraternal organization and WGPR after her husband's death and might sell the assets her husband had nu-tured for years. & 6 The sad part of all this is because of Dr. Banks' longevity, his family came to think that the Masons and WGPR belonged to them, not the people. ) James Panagos, WGPR sales manager "The crux of it is, the head of the Masons must be elected," Panagos said. "She was executive secretary to her husband and she just hijacked her husband's chair After William Banks died at age 82, leaving behind the television station and its sister station, WGPR-FM, his daughter, Tenicia Gregory, was president and general manager of the television station. Gregory is suing the station and Matthews, who ousted her as station president and general manager, taking the posts himself. Ivy Banks is suing the Masons for $1.3 million in loans she says her husband made to Channel 62 and fees for his services dating back to 1973. Associated Press Sesquicentennial snooze Mike Armstrong (left) of Lichtfield, Mich., and Greg Wolfenbreger of Cedartown, Ga., sleep soundly Saturday morning as they and their parents take part in a 60-wagon Sesquitrain on a 1 50-mile trip in celebration of Michigan's Sesquicentennial. Campus Notes B Lori Schmutz, of 726 Westhaven Blvd., a senior at Bowling Geen State University, received a $750 University Achievement Award. HYang Houa, of 2510 Reo Road, an Everett High School graduate was recognized with more than 45 other students as a merit scholarship winner to Wayne State University. Anthony Wayne Merit Scholars receive $700 toward tuition. D Twenty-four residents of the Lansing area were named to the Dean's List of Alma College: William Alward IV, Shelley Behr-ing, Rebecca Carr, Susan Cook, Lisa Dailey, Robert Henry, Kelly Holcomb, Joel Kimball and Susan Stark of Alma; Kevin O'Shaughnessey of DeWitt; Lisa Elbers and Kirstin Rummel of East Lansing; Frederick (Rick) Grieve of Elsie; Rachel Knox of Haslett; Kristopher Giles, Kelly Hindbaugh and Robert Smith of Ithaca; Jeffrey Rienstra of Lansing; Amy Reis of Okemos; Joel Parker of Perrinton; Michael Goerge, Brian Phillips and Lisa Thelen of St. Johns; and Daren Gantz of Sumner. Julie E. Maice, of Williams-ton, majoring in secondary education at Hope College in Holland, was one of seven junior women selected by the student body for the May Queen Court. Maire is in Tokyo, Japan, attending a five-week seminar at Meijr Gakuir University. She is the daughter of Jonathan and Joyce Maire of 1345 Sherwood Road, Williamston. B Catherine S. Nelson of Mount Pleasant, retiring North-wood Institute educator for 21 years, received an honorary doctorate in humanities, honoris causa. B Michael A. Faraone of 2034 Northwest Ave. and James E. Schewe of 5118 Southwick Circle graduated June 7 from Oakland University. B Mary Cassaday Jones, daughter of Dr. John Walker Jones, 599 Pebblebrook Lane, East Lansing and Lori Wilden-thal, daughter of Joyce Wilden-thaL: Okemos, recently graduated from Rice University. Lotto prize worth $9 million Associated Press No tickets matched all six numbers drawn in the most recent Super Lotto drawing, making the jackpot in the next drawing worth at least $9 million, state lottery officials said Sunday. A computer check Sunday of about 4.5 million plays showed no tickets matching the numbers 7, 10, 22, 29, 32, and 39, lottery offi cials said in a written release. The 128 tickets matching five numbers were worth $2,852 each, while the 6,572 plays matching four numbers were worth $90 each, lottery officials said. The jackpot of at least $9 million for Wednesday's drawing is the largest since $9.3 million was won in the May 20 drawing by a Grosse Pointe Woods lottery club. 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