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In Wisconsin THE DAILY GLOBE, Ironwood, Ml — Tuesday. June 23.1998 PageS Thompson, Ridge talk motorcycles ByJIMSTRADER AP Writer HARRISBURG,' Pa. (AP) — • Tom Ridge amf Tommy Thompson, two Republican governors often discussed as future candi- -dates for president or vice president, steered conversation away from politics when Thompson took u break from a motorcycle trip and visited with Ridge,. Thompson, seeking a . record fourth term as Wisconsjn|s_gover-_ nor, said it was far too early to discuss the next race for the White House. Ridge, running for a second term in Pennsylvania, has ruled out a presidential bid next time, but has said he would consider seeking the vice presidency. . Sesquicentennial cycle ride Instead, when the two met Monday afternoon, the talk was all about bikes. Ridge, who regularly bicycles around his State, hinted at a different kind of trip somewhere down the road. . Thompson is leading about 200 bikers on an 1,100-mile trip from Milwaukee to Washington, D.C. to mark the 150th anniversary of 1 his state's founding. The trip is providing plenty of publicity for Harley-Davidson, the Miiwaukee-based motorcycle company that has a manufacturing plant in York and is celebrating its own 95th anniversary, Admiring Thompson's Road King model, Ridge said he might be convinced to learn to ride a motorcycle for a future road trip. "Maybe next time well do it the Harley way," Ridge said. Thompson stepped off hia bike clad in a leather Harley-David- 3ori~ jacket; • black, zippered leather chaps and cowboy boots. Ridge had shed his suit coat and wore navy trousers and a blue dress shirt. "The closest thing I've got to,a Harley is a tie," Ridge said, showing his motorcycle motif neckwear to Thompson. —' Ridge spokesman Tim Reeves noted that Ridge's bicycling is "more strenuous" than riding a motorcycle, but acknowledged that ' ; a leather jacket does project '. a different image than biker shorts." Thompson's trip started Friday in Madison, Wis., and continued over the weekend through Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. He has led four annual Harley rides through Wisconsin to promote tourism. The trip from Wisconsin included stops ..to visit governors in Illinois and Indiana, along with a trip around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Thompson said he met with a Republican candidate in Ohio. Many-of the riders, like Ridge, are Vietnam veterans and are carrying granite blocks to the Vietnam Memorial. Ridge signed one of the blocks. •The caravan's schedule includes a parade Wednesday down Pennsylvania Avenue to help open the Smithsonian Folklife Festival where Wisconsin is sponsoring various sesquicentennial farm, logging, polka and American Indian exhibits. In Wisconsin Max McGee, left, and Jim Irwin announced Monday they will retire from the broadcast booth next season. Irwin, McGee want a Super send-off Baraboo plant to be sold MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A coalition of two dozen environmental groups opposes a task force's recommendation to allow some, industrial and commercial development at the site of a defunct Army ammunitions plant. .':'-•:. The federal government is expected next month to announce the sale of the Badger Army Ammunition Plant outside Baraboo, said Dennis Spearman of the U.S. General Services Administration property division in Chicago. : Government officials are also likely to follow the recommendation of a Sauk County task force, which calls for including industrial and commercial uses of the land, Spearman said. The newly formed Community Conservation Coalition for the Sauk Prairie opposes the measure. Coordinator Curt Meine said he wants the buildings to be used, at most, as a museum or education center. 33 drug dealers indicted Six-member juries illegal, state Supreme Court says MILWAUKEE (AP) — A state Supreme Court ruling has raised questions about hundreds of convictions in Milwaukee on misdemeanor charges such as drunken driving, carrying concealed weapons and other crimes. GM strike could last into August LAS VEGAS (AP) — The., United Auto Workers' strikes in Michigan against General Motors Corp. could last well into August and may be.followed by walkouts at other key GM parts plants where union-management disputes continue to fester, a top UAW leader said Monday; "I would hope we could find a way to settle these this week," .- said Richard Shoemaker, the UAW vice president who directs relations with GM. "If we don't find the framework to put these behind us this week, I would not be surprised if it doesn't continue into the second or third week of August." Negotiations continued Monday at the two strike-idled parts plants in Flint, Mich., but there haa been "very little progress on the key issues," Shoemaker said in an interview shortly before the start of the union's triennial convention nt'the Lns Vegas Convention Center. . The strikes arc costing GM about $75 million a day in lost production. If the walkouts last into mid-August, the after-tax penalty on second and third- quarter profits could total more than $2 billion, said analyst David Hf.-ily of Burnhnm Securities Inc. GM's lost production through June — about 250,000 vehicles — should cost it $1.1 billion after taxes in the second quarter, assuming there's no settlement this week, Healy said. There would be .no'strike-related IOSH during the two we*k» beginning next Monday, as GM already had planned to have its annual two-wt«k shutdown then. LOSHM also would be slightly lean .in July nnd August, b*"<:ause production normally is reduced during the summer to account for new modH chnn^povprn. Tho i»trikf>« by 9.200 worker* b«'g:»n .June , r > nt tru: Flint Metal Ont«>r stamping plnnt and June 11 nt rVlprn Flint E.'i.xt. which make* crurm*' part* nnd rfmri- rxirird m-Ururwr)!* Thr- resulting IH<k ol' |>artn ha« foro-d (1M to dote or purlially clow* 24 bly lir<f« arxl in pl<mt». virtually The court ruled last Friday that a 1996 law allowing for juries of six people, not the usual 12, to hear misdemeanor cases was unconstitutional. The court held that the Wisconsin Constitution guaranteed the right to a 12-person jury, It threw out the conviction of a man tried in connection with a fight at a Madison tavern. Circuit Judge Richard Sanko- vitz, taking over this summer as presiding judge of Milwaukee County's misdemeanor division, estimated that six-person juries have decided 200 misdemeanor cases in Milwaukee since 1996. After the court decision, "we're going to have to deal with whether defendants will come forward now 'and ask to have their convictions reviewed," Sankovitz said. GREEN; BAY, Wis. (AP) — Jim Irwin can picture the perfect scenario for bowing out, along with sidekick Max McGee, as the radio voices of the Green Bay Packers. "It's our desire to finivsh this career broadcasting the . Packers with a third straight Super Bowl,".Irwin said Monday RS he and McGee announced they will retire from the broadcast booth after next season. Irwin, 64,'has been broadcasting Packers games for nearly 30 years. For the past 18 years, he has teamed with McGee, 65, a Packers receiver during the team's glory years of the 1960s. Before the Packers' recent Super Bowl successes, Irwin and McGee covered a series of mediocre Green Bay teams. Irwin's play-by-plny. calls and McGee's droll wit provided much of the entertainment for fans during those years. Although they hove called more than 300 games together, both agreed their favorite moment as broadcasters was when the Pack- •«r» beat CnroRna- hi 'the NFC Championship game in 1997 to advance to the Super Bowl and victory ovor the New England Patriots. . That was by far and away the most intense, outstanding feeling I've' ever had in my life," Irwin said. "I know when the broadcast was over, we didn't want to quit. There isn't even any game c1os<> to the feeling of that name." Other highlights included Green- Bay's Monday night win over .Washington, 48-47, in 1983, the Packers' last game in Milwaukee, won on a last-second 10O p*rU GM'a 1983 R O> 1998 FUBUC RADIO PLUS * r /"U^ P- SPEND SUNDAY MORNINGS WITHWXPR 6 sum. HEARTS OF SPACE Electronic and acoustic music from near and far out. 7 sum. THE SPLENDID TABLE A show for people who like to cat. • 8 sum. SOUND AND SPIRIT Music and ideas that celebrate the human spirit. 9 sum. 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"He represents the Packers to the entire state and beyond. So we'll work very closely with the Packers." Irwin announced at a Milwaukee news conference later Monday that he plans to retire as WTMJ radio sports director in July 1999. MILWAUKEE (AP) — The indictment of 33 more defendants for crimes ranging from drug dealing to murder reflects an intensifying crackdown on the Latin Kings and other Milwaukee street gangs, prosecutors gay. "Let this be a message to other gangs and all other Latin Kings —• you are next," said Karine Moreno-Taxman, lead prosecutor in the case. "You will not get away with murder in Milwaukee," added Moreno-Taxman, chief of violent •'..• crime and drug prosecutions for: the U.S. Attorney's Office. The ^ neighborhoods belong to law- abiding people." ••..: The indictment named 33 peo- , pie described as Latin Kings ,^ members, It alleged involvement nine murders and 21 at- n tempted crimes. murders,- among other Food poisoning source sought EAU CLAIRE > Wis. 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