The Reporter from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin on November 6, 1991 · 1
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i thill' WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 6, 1991 15E - V- - V' V New trend in nursing Page B1 E Business Classified Comics ..A6-7 ..C4-7 D4 A4 ..B4-5 Editorials......... Entertainment . Legals Living '.- . Local News Mini Page Motoring Obituaries Records Page... Regional D2 ..Bl-3 .....A3 ....D5 .Cl-3 A8 B6 A5 .Dl-3 Sports Special Sections: Prange's Walgreen's Sunny, mid 20s Tonight: Fair and cold. Lows in the single digits. Thursday: Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 20s. I Weather - Page A8 1 Lotteries drawn Tuesday Wisconsin SuperCash: 4-11-12-22-24-33. Illinois Daily: 6-0-2. Pick Four 3-5-4-8. Michigan Daily: 8-0-0, Daily-4: 5-2-9-4. Keno: 3. 5, 9. 14. 18. 22. 27, 3U 33, 35, 36, 43, 45, 48, 54, 55, 57, 65, 67, 70, 72. 76. REPORTER GRAFWCMary L. Hinds Contradiction To be Dro-abortion and a Christian seems to be a contradiction. To be a Christian one decides to follow Christ and live their life as Jesus would live. I have a hard time picturing Jesus taking a pregnant woman down to the oca! abortion mill because it is the convenient thing to do. As Christians we are called to lead moral and holy lives. Abortion is neither. Think about it More Soundoffs Page 4 If you're got something to say. call Sound Off. Touch tone phone nsera may call 922-4606 and press f 321 at the tone. Rotary phone us er may call 922-4600 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. and ask for Extension 321. Messages should be briet Please leave your name and phone number at the end of the message in case we have questions about your Sound OH. Tour name win not be published. Gerald Turner to foeireleased Will leave Waupun in 1992 . By LAURIE RITGER Reporter Staff Writer In little less than a year, Gerald M. Turner Jr., the convicted murderer of. Lisa Ann French, will be released from Waupun Correctional Institution. The 9-year-old Fond du Lac girl disappeared after going trick-or-tr eating in October of 1973. Her body later was found along McCabe Road in the Town of Taycheedah. Turner's mandatory release date is Oct 14, 1992. Turner was sentenced to a 38-year prison prison term on Feb. 4, 1975, after being convicted of second-degree murder, enticing a child for immoral purposes, sexual perversion and sodomy. After Lisa was reported missing on Halloween, a massive search began. Before it ended, an estimated 5,000 people, mostly volunteers, had joined police officers and emergency government officials. Several thousand people took part in the three-day search. Thornburgh loss has Bush depressed WASHINGTON (AP) President Bush said today he was "depressed" that his former attorney general, Dick Thornburgh, lost the Pennsylvania Senate race to Democratic incumbent Harris Wofford, who was appointed to the Senate seat after the death of Republican Sen. John Heinz. Criticized by Democrats for not paying enough attention to domestic policy. Bush on Tuesday night abruptly postponed a 10-day trip to Asia and Australia that had been scheduled for later this month and early December. Thornburgh, a former popular governor of his state and a close ally of Bush, saw his 40-point Fatherly star LOS ANGELES (AP) Fred MacMurray, who attended Beaver Dam High School after his family settled in Wisconsin, died of pneumonia Tuesday at St. John's Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica, a day after being admitted for cancer treatment. MacMurray, who dispensed fatherly wisdom between puffs of his pipe on television's "My Three Sons" and played lovable kooks in a string of Disney movies, was 83. Although light comedy was his strength, MacMurray played almost any film role with success, including Western hero, high-society figure and double-dealers of ROBERT MAXWELL . r ..... a. i,.iiA,rt mi, -M---mMm-iM many trudging through wooded areas. Some volunteers reportedly went without sleep for 40 hours. Fond du Lac Police Chief Dan Bord said this morning he is concerned that people may wish to vent their feelings against Turner if he returns to Fond du Lac. "At the time, people were thinking it's so unbelievable that it (murder) occurred here in Fond du Lac," he said. Gail Faust, spokesperson for the Wisconsin Parole Commission, said a life sentence in 1973 for first-degree murder would have made Turner eligible for parole 11 years and three months after his conviction date. Instead, Turner was sentenced to 24 years and six months for the second-degree murder conviction. The additional sentence was for other charges. A new state statute gives judges the option of determining mandatory release dates for convicted criminals facing life sentences. lead in the public opinion polls evaporate. That race, in which Wofford positioned himself as a Washington outsider, was keenly followed by Democrats for clues as to how well they might fare next year against Bush. Voters tossed out incumbents in legislative races in Virginia and New Jersey. "It seems to be an anti-incumbent mood. I'm glad I survived," said Virginia Senate Majority Leader Hunter B. Andrews, who narrowly won an eighth term. In Mississippi's gubernatorial race. Republican challenger Kirk Fordice, a political newcomer, upset Democratic incumbent Gov. Ray Mabus. Celebrity deaths attended Beaver Dam High various stripes. MacMurrray played against type in 1944 when he starred opposite Barbara Stanwyck as a crooked insurance salesman recruited for murder in Billy Wilder's moody "Double Indemnity." The good-guy image served MacMurray well in "My Three Sons," in which he played widower father Steve Douglas. The show ran from 1960 to 1972, second only to "Ozzie and Harriet" as network TVs longest-running situation comedy. It still is popular in reruns. He also played good guys in several Walt Disney films. Including 1960's "The Absent-Minded Professor." Tycoon's death TENERIFE, Canary Islands (AP) The death of tabloid tycoon Robert Maxwell, whose nude body was found in the sea after he disappeared from his yacht, is as intriguing as the story of the troubled empire he ran with hands-on tenacity. The brash, rotund 68-year-old publisher, who died Tuesday, had skipped an appearance a day earlier because he reportedly took ill. His mysterious death comes as the $2 billion global publishing empire he person-airy ran. which includes the struggling New York Dally i, I d1' v s - Reporter photo by Brian Fairbanks Jon Nicoud, N7361 Spring St., Taycheedah, uses a 2-by-4 board Tuesday afternoon to break ice around his boat "Rascal" in an effort to free it from its docking spot at Lakeside Park Harbor. Nicoud said a week of low temperatures has frozen the harbor about one month earlier than normal. Inclement weather conditions, he said, prevented him from removing the boat last weekend. Nicoud said he intends to use a crane to remove "Rascal" from the harbor. Bestt Rollr workers strike Union employees at Bestt Rollr are on strike. The labor action began at midnight Tuesday. The strike affects 152 workers from three shifts at Bestt Rollr's two plants at 1800 Morris St and 136 S. Brooke St. Seventeen management personnel remain at the plants. Members of Teamsters Union Local 200 elected to strike when they failed to reach an agreement . .. V::y f Fred MacMurray mysterious News, is burdened with debt. Maxwell had been selling assets to raise money to meet a $750 million payment due in October 1992. Maxwell's Mirror Group Newspapers said the 180-foot luxury vessel was under way when Maxwell was last seen, walking on its deck before dawn Tuesday. The newspaper group said in a statement that he had been the vessel's only passenger, in addition to about a dozen crew members. Weather reports said the skies were clear and seas ,calm. 'Rascal' frozen in Waupun warden says drug use is about 3.8 Gary McCaughtry has served as warden of the Waupun Correctional Institution (WCI) since December 1988. Seven WCI inmates, one former inmate and 1 1 other persons were charged last week in connection with Jive separate drug rings that authorities say were directed by inmates using collect telephone calls to set up drug sales and wire transfers of money to pay for the drugs. In some cases, drugs were smuggled into the prison by visitors and passed to inmates in the visiting area. What impact did these five drug rings have on life within the institution? Basically, the effect of this drug activity, as in all such situations, is that it promotes general criminal activity within the institution. , Drug activity in institutions leads to coercion among inmates, strong-arming enforcement-type activities and, in general, a greater degree of violence in institutions. Drug activity such as this further develops a deviant sub-culture, including gangs, and it also interferes with the programs and beneficial activities that help to rehabilitate inmates. How widespread is drug use among Waupun Correctional Institution inmates? That's a difficult answer to state in categorical terms ... The Department of Corrections, in the first half of this year, initiated over 10,000 drug screenings and found positive findings of drug use in about 3.8 percent of the population. On mm with management on wages and insurance for 4 three-year contract that was scheduled to begin Sept. 11. .:. Plant Manager David Albrecht said Bestt Rollr will remain open during the strike. Albrecht said the wage dispute involves a dif- ference of "about 20 cents" per hour. A - Gary McCaughtry Warden, Waupun state prison An Interview with an area newsmaker the tests that were done solely '.. on a random basis, that was 2.8 percent That rate is much the same at all institutions. That would indicate a very, very low amount of use. signify- ; ing that we don't have much of a-problem. However, any drug use is viewed as a very serious problem and usage among the peo- ; pie that are involved in drugs is '. felt to be significant ; As a result of the drug inves- ligation, some restrictions . may be placed on inmates' telephone and visiting prlvi- ' leges. What are the benefits of these programs? The use of visittag privileges and telephones are important to the culture of the institution. We have inmates for various periods of time, but an important aspect of their experience ; while incarcerated is maintaining family relations. This helps their peace of mind and fosters the legitimate security concerns that the institution has and also '. helps in the rehabilitation efforts we direct toward inmates. How do drug sales contribute to gangs' power within the Institution? Gangs are a significant mechanism for trafficking of drugs in institutions. This often mirrors the same types of mechanisms and activities in the community. Often, the person who may be regarded as the kingpin or leader is the toughest to catch

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