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June 18, 1998

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Thursday June 18, 1998 DAILY G SO Cents ironwood, Mich. In Iron County Subdivision issue heats By RALPH ANSAMI Globe News Editor Iron County's moratorium on subdivisions cams under.fire at Wednesday's monthly county board of supervisors meeting. Renie Ward, of Mercer, told the board she's confused about the moratorium on waterfront property. ' " "I want to know what I can and can't do. Tm confused... I just want some answers," she said. Ward said she had a "run-in" with zoning administrator Joe Bisenius. She claimed the coun- •ty's zoning committee would not provide her with a copy of the resolution that sets the moratorium, although her attorney advised her to obtain a copy of the document. Ward was not pleased there is only one supervisor from Mercer on the Zoning committee, though "75 percent" of new zoning originates there. (See—TAX, Page 6) Exotic Lilac Bob and Lou Crosby, of 4 Laurence Ave., Montreal, Wis. have a Japanese liiac in full, stunning bloom. Gerard Lauren/Daily Globe . * • . Jobless rate 3.7% LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's unemployment for May was 3.7 percent — the second lowest rate on record and the '38th consecutive month below the national average, Gov. John Engler announced Wednesday. "While the Detroit R«d Wings beat the team from our nation's capital to rweep the Stanley Cup for the second time in a row, Michigan has beaten the nation 38 months in.a row with our low unemployment rate," Engler said. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.3 percent in May. For 16 years prior to 1994, Michigan's monthly unemployment rate had not fallen below the national average for a single month. In addition, the state's annual average had not been below the nation's tince 1966. ' Suicide survivors struggle to pick up pieces Editor's not*: This is the fourth installment in a series concerning suicide on the Gogebic Range. By ANDREW HILL Globe Managing Editor . "We did not have an indication . that Ted was suicidal until afterward, when we started putting the pieces together," said Anne Tyson, pastoral minister at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. The facts of Anne and Jont Tyson's son's death are these: Ted was 25. He died on Jan. 10 of 1994. He was in East Lansing, working and completing some classes at Michigan State University. Anne Tyson, who deals with persons suffering depression and loss as part of her job, has a new perspective on Ted's death. Ted had just been home before he died. It was almost classic, in the sense that he never looked better," she said. "He ^ never seemed to be more at peace." "(Suicide is) always something that, as a parent, you fear," Anne said. "Ted had had a lot of deaths among his friends, starting at the age of six when he lost a good friend to an accident, his best little friend, in fact. "Through his high school years, 'he lost three more, and in college several more. He'd dealt with a lot of loss, in terms of death." • Was he suffering, as perhaps most suicide victims do, from depression? If he was, it wasn't evident to his parents. "Ted was away from the time he was ig^Jus mother said. "You didn't see him on that day-to-day basis. There were times that we knew he was struggling with things, the same way you know any college student is struggling. "We did not have nn indication thutTed was suicidal until afterward, when we started putting the pieces together." .;'••' Knowledge and hindsight have helped to answer some- questions. "So often, shortly before a person kills himself, they seem to be at a really good spot,, a euphoric type of a place," she said. "The burden lifts, it seemed to be that that was Ted's Inst week of his life. "He called on the Friday prior to his death and we talked about how great the holidays had been, find he actually said how uplifted he felt by them, how restored." Two days later he was dead. Anne Tyson, who was already nerving as pastoral minister at Our Lady of Peace Church, was probably in the best possible place to weather such tragedy. That didn't matter. (See—SUICIDE, Page 6) Gerard Lau^orVDaty Glob* Pastoral minister Anne Tyson counsels survivors of suicide through a special perspective, the loss of a son to the disease. Buckley man wants us back on gold standard Gogefak: County law enforcement loaders are supporting an effort to increase voluntary compliance with seat belt use. Displaying the "Buckle the U.P." banner are. from left. Lac Vieux Desert Police Chief Michael Ha/en. Gogebk: County Sheriff Don Pe,fzetti. Michigan Stale Police U. Bill Hall and Sgt Tim Doan and Joe Cayef. director of the fronwcxx) Public Safety Department By Th« Daily Globe Staff A Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives bills himself as an average man, but his plan for restoring America is atieast unusual. "Being that I've worked two jobs most of my life, and I know that when I started out I had only one job and supported a family," said Tom Schoech, of the downstate community of Buckley, "I know how to correct that situation. We need the gold standard and tariffs back in place. "This way we cnn have, once again, that one paycheck will support a family." Schooch believes the gold standard "will stabilize our money. Government can't put any more money in circulation " "The reason for tariffs," he said, "is that when the government would tax imported 'goods, and tax them so that they would !»' equal or greater in price th:nv ilo mestic goods. * "Then those companies wniiM h.ivr tn come h;ii:k here. !>••>.ui-r it wr/(ild IM ¥ thiM(H-r ft>r >};•. ni to make their products here." Schoech, who describes himself Catholic and conservative ns TOM SCHOECH Krpublioiin. says there are other issues which drive his campaign "Thcr* 1 -in 1 a 'risirnlver of tenser isiiic's Suit nil ,irv important."' he -..n:l "Infi'rventior. nf the I'edcr.i! i;cvi r:i!ii''i>t inlit our d.niv hvi>* has become unbearable. They're concerning themselves with how our toilets flush, and this certainly is not the realm of the federal government. "The federal government should,not be in the education field, and dictate to .states how they should run their education programs. Local control is the best." Schoech has never held elected office. "I'm an average individual, and this is Ihe best kind of person to represent average [xK>ple. I've struggled with two jobs most of my life, and I know what it's like," he said. "The average poo- pie in this country are the country." Schoech h;is n "common (,'oal platform" which call:: for voters to support moral cnndidales who condemn socialism and support the right to own and iu-j»r arms, .is Wfil n» those against uburtum nm.1 for state*'rights Me oppose-* the ^r,idu;\tr<J in ciinst- t.ix, prrferruH; tn-!r.«! ,\ il.it tin E. coli outbreak sickens 28 F.AU ri.AIKK Win i'AP! i>fTn i:iN wlrnivj ch •»«•«<• o.irtt*. whu'h af ]n n nt'v»» for lmn«rri)ttinj{ !h»" K hfnl'h rjffic ami ni»ki!"ij{ 2M (*<! (j |( » fn,tt>tV' p'* •<! Chifn.--** ,1 of thr oiif: i'T^-«tr> »-.f >f. •. - /•,.- fi-, COMPUTER SALE «*f '-« 4 Weather Inside Friday f)*nir<<( (,<.* TV Action *c General Motors strike talks resume

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