The Times Herald from Port Huron, Michigan on September 11, 1988 · Page 1
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Port Huron, Michigan
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Sunday, September 11, 1988
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Proposed mall lures business to Fort Gratiot ic Sunday September 11, 1988 Today's weather Cloudy, warm Details, 17A Saturday's lottery Daily: 975 Daily-4: 5247 Lotto: 6, 19, 27, 34, 36, 41 Sl.OO C 3 Steffi Graf's U.S. Open title earns Grand Slam id TTBomi C3fsDco I q J pPort Huron, Michigan Copyright, Times Herald Company, 1?88 A Gannett Newspaper Notre Dame rallies past Michigan, 19-17 Gannett News Service SOUTH BEND, Ind. Reggie Ho's field goal with 1:18 to play Saturday night lifted Notre Dame to a 19-17 victory over Michigan. Michigan had a chance to win, but Mike Gillette missed a 48-yard field goal attempt with 3 seconds to play. Michigan, which fell behind 13-0, moved ahead 14-13 in the nationally televised season opener for both teams. Ho's third field goal gave the Irish a 16-14 lead, but Michigan went ahead 17-16 with 5Ms minutes to play on a field goal by Gillette. Also Saturday, Michigan State began its football season with a rude awakening a 17-13 loss to unheralded Rutgers. The defending Big Ten champion Spartans received some revealing lessons from unheralded Rutgers, losing 17-13 before 70,693 at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans, who ended a nine-game unbeaten streak, came out lackadaisically and fell behind 17-0 in the first half. Their late rally came up short when fourth-year junior tailback Blake Ezor, who had career highs with 33 carries and 196 yards, fumbled at the Rutgers 11 with 5:23 remaining. More in Sports, 1 D t : - Vv ft X n'Mn. ' Miss Minnesota nabs title Miss Colorado a close second in pageant Gretchen Carlson, Miss Minnesota, was crowned Miss America Saturday. By JOYCE A. VENEZIA Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Miss Minnesota, Gretchen E. Carlson, on Saturday became the first classical violinist to win the Miss America crown in a close contest that needed two polls of the judges. Carlson, a self-assured performer, who wants to be a Harvard-trained lawyer, erupted in tears as her name was announced. She laughed and cried as she took her victory walk along the runway at Convention Hall. The first runner-up was Miss Colorado, Maya Walker, 23, of Vail; the second runner-up was Miss Oklahoma, Lori L. Kelley, 23, of Clinton; the third runner-up was Miss California, Marlise S. Ricardos, 26, of San Pedro; and, the fourth runner-up was Miss Alabama, Jenny L. Jackson, 21, of Auburn. Carlson succeeds Kaye Lani Rae Rafko, 25, an outspoken nurse from Monroe, Mich., who has championed AIDS education and safe sex, and preferred to make charity appearances rather than take paid engagements during the year. A student at the Stanford and Oxford universities, Miss Carlson hopes to attend Harvard Law School. Leonard Horn, in his first year as the pageant's executive director, has stressed that the new Miss America fits into a different mold than tradition previously held. "Multi-faceted young women who are more than just physically attractive and talented" have become the ideal, he said. "These are dynamic young college women." Fast Times On Lake Huron f - V"' f- , tt' , .r 'J "? ,?I,,VV.. Times Herald Powerboats zip across Lake Huron in the Blue Water Tourism Grand Prix Saturday. RALPH W. POLOVICH Poor turnout doesn't sink hopes for '89 boat race By MARGARET WHITMER Times Herald Although few spectators came to the second annual Blue Water Tourism Grand Prix offshore powerboat race Saturday, a local tourism official says he is not going down with the ship. "We had some tough times this year, but we will overcome that," said David J. Wright, director of the Blue Water Tourism and Convention Bureau. Wright plans to ask the bureau's board of directors to sponsor the national powerboat race next year. He blamed low race turnout on poor promotional efforts and the change from national to regional competition this year. "After talking to (race sup porters), I'm sure that this thing can be a successful annual event," he said. Despite the low turnout, at least two Port Huron residents have reason to be proud. The father and daughter team of Lee and Melissa Kelly won the Sportsman A Division in Saturday's race. The Kelly boat, Captain K, finished the 80-mile course at an average speed of 62.2 mph. It was their first win on the circuit in five tries this season. Racing conditions were excellent, with calm water and good weather. There were no injuries, he said. Race winners received trophies and cash awards at George's Place on the River and Upper Deck Saturday night. INSIDE SPORTS A PORT HURON MAN takes first place in a division of the Blue Water Tourism Grand Prix. Story, 1 D. EQUIPMENT FAILURES cause problems for two Port Huron boats, Victory and Double Force. Column, 1 D. a.. - ...e SI"'" lair" Times Herald RICK BARRETT The Port Huron father-daughter team of Lee and Melissa Kelly won the Sportsman A Division in Saturday's race. State has a case of lotto fever DETROIT (AP) - Would-be winners of Michigan's $17.5 million Super Lotto jackpot kept computerized ticket-dispensing terminals humming Saturday, with some customers buying as many as 200 tickets. The jackpot is the second largest in the state lottery's 16-year history, trailing only the $28.9 million shared by five winners of the Jan. 20 Super Lotto game. The winning numbers were 6, 19, 27, 34, 36 and 41. The number of winning tickets, if any, would be released Sunday morning. At the Boulevard Food Center in Detroit, one of the state's busiest lottery agencies, the longest lines htd formed by 6 a.m Saturday, clerk Lynell Williams said. "We had one customer this morning that bought about 200 tickets," Williams said. Most customers were buying tickets with numbers generated at random by the lottery computer, but others were laying down $1 bets on numbers they play for every semiweekly drawing, she said. as Port Huron educator makes deal, resigns By JOHN F. BROWN and TOM MURPHY Times Herald A Port Huron Area School District teacher has resigned during an investigation into alleged child sexual abuse. Paul J. Wadaga, 48, who taught fourth and fifth grade at Harrison Elementary School in Port Huron, is suspected of molesting as many as 18 boys over the past 18 years, St. Clair County Prosecutor Robert H. Cleland said. Wadaga, a district teacher for 24 years, resigned under an agreement that he would not be charged if he cooperated with investigators, Cleland said. The immunity agreement was signed by Wadaga on Sept. 2, the same day he submitted his resignation to the school district, Cleland said. Cleland said Wadaga, after signing the agreement, admitted having been sexually involved with 10 boys aged 9 and 10 years old. Cleland said another eight cases are suspected. Cleland said the alleged victims apparently were neighbors or the children of friends. He said none of the boys appears to have been a student of Wadaga's. Attempts to reach Wadaga since See WADAGA, 2A 1 . ...1,11 Mlti. Jt t ...1,11 Mil. 1 '1, Jill 4 4. fi 1980 photo Paul J. Wadaga Counselors offer help to victims By TOM MURPHY Times Herald Blue Water Area counselors are available to help anyone who may have been sexually assaulted by a former Port Huron teacher. Paul J. Wadaga, formerly a teacher at Harrison Elementary School, resigned Sept. 2 during an investigation by the St. Clair County Sheriff Department. See HELP, 2A Have questions? Need help? QUESTIONS AND information about the case can be directed to St. Clair County. Sheriff Detective Rick H. LaRue, 985-81 15, or county Protective Services, 984-7500. INSIDE TODAY Bombeck 8B Builders 1 7A Business 1C Classifieds 2C Crossword 7C Editorials. 14-15A Engagements . 5B Horoscope..... 8B Landers 8B Local 1 -3A Markets 2C Movies 6D Sports 1 -8D Spotlight 1 B Television , 1-28E Weddings ... 2-4B Working World 1C Five news sections 96 pages DEATHS REPORTED Floyd G. Baumeister Achiel Besmet Harlan K. Bubel Letha R. Gamble Eleanor F. Geiger Eunice M. Jackson Raymond Kerszykowski Margaret E. Lawson Rosa Loba Harold Perry Clarence A. Schubring Harvey T. Walker Death notices, 2A Paid obituaries, 4A, 7A FOR HOME DELIVERY OF THE TIMES HERALD AND USA TODAY, CALL 685-7171

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