The South Bend Tribune from South Bend, Indiana on April 18, 1998 · 6
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Saturday, April 18, 1998
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Saturday, April 18, 1998 AGAtoSouth Bend Tribune Portion of U.S. 33 is now Indiana 933 Name changes along Lincoln Way, north to state line ij REND There are still people who call the r pValley Parkway the "the 31 Bypass." rvi.-tWe years from now, there will still be people who refer to Lincoln Way East as US. 33. Just flbht be surprised If a lost motorist winds up in ElkhJvft County before encountering a sign that savsrS,'33. That ishucause the stretch of road that runs south from the Michigan state lme to Sample Street and then east from Lincoln Way to the Elkhart County line, previously -eaHed U.S. 33, is now Indiana 933 Indiana 933 ends aitheJSlkhart County line, where it becomes a lo- C&l u U.Sr.33 now ends at U.S. 20, south of Elkhart, accordingly spokesman for the Indiana Department of Tranyivetauon. SoutLof South Bend, U.S. 31 sw ings west along the St. Joseph Valley Parkway and north into Michigan. Tty roadway that is Indiana 933 becomes Michigan 51 at tty, Slate line. Although Business U.S. 31 signs are still up. trans-portajUty officials say the designation currently does n Mahyfbad signs noting the Indiana 933 changes have been.' ejected. Mahl' Of the changes occurred to transfer responsibility Iter'' maintenance between the governmental units. BUSINESS NORTH hf NORTH INDIANA ' !'Sfc It Tnbun GraphicGREGG BENOER LEFT: Bob Schmldkunz Of th Indiana Department of Transportation make die switch Friday from U.S. 3133 to Indiana 933 at Colfax Avenue and Michigan Tnbune PhottfjiM rider Street In downtown South Bend. h g f'J d. " sentenced in nonpayment ByfclNA BARTON ,'(frtbune Staff Writer ,nl CABSOPOLIS Parents prose-cuted foe .nonpayment of child support tnayrdceive lighter sentences if they attempt to pay back the monijcdeteral defendants learned in CatmCounty Circuit Court on Fridag lo v Thclaw:tates that a judge can sentence felony nonsupport defendant to three months to one year in jail' i throne to three years in prisofl. ism) A tfrfrtfc Option is postmg bond. If a defertttMt posts bond in the amoifrfl oHhe child support owed, he or sh&n be sentenced to pro-batioWTHfeltype of bond is different fifttl traditional bond. It does not gtfaffltttee that the defendant will OBWfefei court; rather, it guarantees tftSMhe defendant will pay the cftlfcF Rapport. FouMWeft were sentenced Friday for feWY "nonsupport. Dale E. Hurt of Georgia was" sen-" tencedfObng year in jail because he owed Tridf'eThan $27,000 in child support Hurst was given eredit for the 172 days he already has served. He ateb-was ordered to pay the money Three other men also were ordered to pay the support they owe. However, because of their efforts to repay the money, they were not required to spend a year in jail. Jeffrey Gehrke, 33, of Alabama, owes about $19,000 in child support. Before coming to court Friday, he paid $5,000 of the money His attorney, Dale Blunier, told Judge Michael E. Dodge that Gehrke will be receiving a $5,000 loan from his brother on Monday, which also will be applied to the child support debt. Finally, Gehrkes employer plans to withhold $1,000 per month from Gehrkes salary to be applied to the child support. Dodge agreed to postpone Gehrkes sentencing for six months in hopes that he will have been able to repay all of the money by then. The appearance bond that has been posted for him will guarantee that he will return to court at that time. In the meantime, Gehrke will be has contributed $5,200 toward his debt. Of that, $3,000 was paid Thursday. "Youre certainly on the right track, Dodge told Jackson. Dodge sentenced Jackson to nine months in jail. He will receive credit for the 13 days he already has served. Dodge also did not object to Jackson serving his time under house arrest or day parole. That way, Jackson will be able to continue his job as a barber in South Bend. A fourth defendant came to court Friday with a cashiers check for $7,500. Thomas C. Diehl, 35, of the 3100 block of Crabtree Lane, Elkhart, also brought with him a bankruptcy plan that included a plan to repay the more than $20,000 he owes in support. The plan will direct $220 per month to be applied to the debt. Further, Diehl's father has posted I ,T, in uie meaiuwie, unuiw uiw - ; - . allowed to return to his job hrAPr'bond for hit-son. Although his fa-abama. ther is not a bail bondsman, he has Charles Jackson, 28, reportedly received a letter of credit from a -owes more- than$30, 000 In support bank, stating that he-will be grant-for his daughter. Since he was ar- ed a loan to repay the support if rested for failing to pay, Jackson necessary Siltt possible in fatal crash involving state trooper INQIAWAPOLIS (AP) Family members of a father and son killed last month in a collision with an Indiana S$jtfe Police trooper are considering! wrongful-death lawsuit over the March accident. Indianapolis attorney Chris Zoeller, who represents the family of Barnie Wayne Nuckels, 34, and Jesse W Nuckels, 7, accused the agency1 Of mishandling the investigation and withholding informa tion. The crash also killed Senior Trooper James Patrick Bartram, 37. Zoeller, who represents Nuckels widow, Kimberly, said state police investigators have not cooperated with his independent probe of the crash and called their probe sloppy Bartram, who was on duty, was traveling west on Indiana 144 when his police cruiser collided with Nuckels eastbound pickup. All three were killed instantly. State police investigators concluded the collision was caused by a third vehicle a station wagon that pulled into the path of both Bartram and Nuckels. Bartram, who was pursuing a speeding vehicle, took evasive action to avoid striking the station wagon and slid into the path of Nuckels, Col. L. Dean Petree said. 19-year-old father held in babys death By JOHN NICHOLAS Tribune Staff Writer FISH LAKE A 19-year-old Fish Lake man is being held today in the LaPorte County Jail in connection with the death of his infant son. Joshua Mareska, 19, of the 1400 block of Hillcrest Drive, Fish Lake, is being held without bond in the LaPorte County Jail following the filing of formal murder and neglect of a dependent charges against him Friday afternoon in LaPorte Circuit Court. He is to appear for an initial hearing in court on Monday According to investigators doctors determined that the infant, Derrick Mareska, not quite three months old, died March 16 in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, as a result of shaken baby syndrome. Mareska was arrested by LaPorte County PoKee- who investigated the death alortgfwith the LaPorte and St. Joseph Ccklrity'Mroners offices. The infant was originally taken to the LaPorte Hospital emergency room by his 18-year-old mother, Melynn Mareska, on March 12, then transferred to Memorial Hospital where he died four days later. The infant was born on Dec. 18, 1997. , . Circuit . Court Judge Robert Gilmore ordered arrest warrants for Mareska on Friday afternoon after information was filed by Chief Deputy Prosecutor Scott Duerring alleging that the father shook the baby until the boy passed out, then died as a result of complications from the shaking. Some of, the childs injuries, though, are not typical for shaken baby syndrome cases, Duerring said. . For example, Duerring said he believes the childs three ribs in the back were broken and the retina on one of his eyes was detached from some type of blunt force. I cant speculate what he did, but the findings indicate it was more than just CPR that caused the injuries, Duerring said. Mareska reportedly told police he performed CPR to revive the child after Derrick stopped breathing. Casino plans arrive at state gaming panel LANSING (AP) Plans for three gambling casinos, the linchpin of Detroits rebirth, arrived at the offices of the Michigan Gaming Control Board on Friday The board will process casino license applications and decide which casino companies are fit to operate in Detroit. The boards leader, Nelson Westrin, said he had not yet received applications from the three casino operators Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer has selected. 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