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Wednesday Sept. 2, 1998 DAILY G 5O Cents Ironwood, Mich. Bod Jataiton photo Keith Choronzy, of Ironwood, displays the 10-potind salmon he caught recently wtiile fishing out of Black River Harbor. Lakers hungry for fish derby By MARTIN O'HATHAIRNE for The DaiJy Globe BLACK RIVER HARBOR — The lakers are hitting as the 18th annual Black River Harbor Fishing Derby ia set to go from 5 a.m. Friday through Labor Day. This year's competition features a lake division only, 90 percent payback, with trophies and cash "pi ma flji tLe fli at ttiruf place* te-fr««uty of tb»n lake trout, salmon and rainbow- brown- trout' divinons. .The longest fish win. Rules are .similar to last year, according to Dan McManman, Ironwood, and Dennis Forslund, Bessemer, co-chairmen of the event. Michigan and Wisconsin hook-and-line fishing regulations apply. A new rule requires competitors begin the derby fishing from one of three "home ports," Saxon Harbor, Little Girl's Point or Black River Harbor. This year's contest also features a daily cash prize for the longest fish caught and entered each day. The Black River Harbor Boating Club is sponsor, in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service. Proceeds will be used for harbor improvements. Rules and entry forms are available at Black Bear Sports in Ironwood, Harbor Lights, Saxon, and the derby headquarters at Black River Harbor. Trophies and prizes will be awarded at 1 p.m. Monday. , « Derby sponsors invite the public to come to scenic Black River Harbor north of Ironwood and Bessemer to see tournament action and to enjoy the pristine The Blade River Fishing Derby brings together tradition, culture and history of our North Country," McManman said: The event is fun and competitive for young and old." It has been a year of big lake trout, derby organizers observed. "We expect many lakers will be caught and entered in the 34- inch class, based on the nice catches off of Lake Superior during the current season. "Will there be a chinook salmon run this year? It's doubtful, but you never know, and it remains to be seen. Although there were a few small chinooks caught this past spring, and one 10-pounder recently, they may or may not be around Black River Harbor. The competitors in the salmon division will have their work cut out for them, similar to the past three years," McManman said. Village to decide fate of contract By JAN TUCKER Globe Staff Writer ONTONAGON — The Village of Ontonagon has until Friday,' Sept. 11, at 4:30 p.m. to decide if it wants to continue its police contract with the Ontonagon County Sheriffs Department. The Ontonagon County Board set the deadline Tuesday because it has slated a county budget hearing for Tuesday, Sept. 15. Board members indicated the county must know if it should continue to include revenue from the village in its police budget. " Village Manager Bob Ellisor said today discussions with the THE NEW! Is Moving to Hurley, WI (formerly NAPA) Located on U.S. 51 (2nd Ave. South) Under New Management General Manager-John Smith Service Manager-Craig Doney- With Cv»n B«««r Servicu For Ml Modtls ofATVs. MotorcYcl**, and Snowmobiles!) , county started just three weeks ago. He noted that Aug. 24, following the regular village meeting, the police committee met briefly and said it wanted to make some adjustments to the level of services in a new contract. He added that the village does not plan to call a special meeting on the issue and does not meet again until Sept. 16. The village has contracted with the sheriffs department « since Oct. I, 1995, and contract expires Sept. 30. County Board members said Tuesday that contract was based on the county having a COPS FAST grant which ended in February. (See — VILLAGE, page 4) Dow's bouncing back NEW YORK (AP) — WaJJ Street today extended ita comeback attempt from August's scary selloff as the Dow industrials flirted with a move back into positive territory for ' the year. The Dow Jones industrial average, down 512.61 on Monday and up 288.23 Tuesday, was up an additional 73.63 at 7,901.06 by late morning. At one point, the Dow was up 87.02 at 7,914.45, slightly above where it began the year, at 7,908.25. » Broader indicators also were rising, including the Nasdaq composite index, which added to Tuesday's record point gain. Tuesday's rise was the second-biggest daily point gain ever and came on record trading of more than 1.2 billion shares on the New York Stock Exchange. Trading was active this morning but volume was running well behind Tuesday's frantic pace. Even with the 3.8 percent gain Tuesday, the Dow still was 16.2 percent below its record of 9,337.97 set on July 17. Wall Street's dramatic rebound Tuesday also sent Asian and European stocks rising today, but some analysts wondered whether the rallies could be sustained against a gloomy outlook in many economies. New York traders were slow to recognize the serious potential fallout from the finan- cial troubles in Asia and Russia, and uncertainty might hang on for some time in market* that now lack any firm sense of direction, said Jeremy Batetone, an analyst at NatWest Stockbrokers in London. "Sentiment is finally beginning to crack," Batstone said. "The market is beginning to wake up." President Clinton sought to reassure investors during a joint Moscow news conference today with Russian President Boris Yeltsin. The right thing to do is to try to restore growth in the economies of the world where there isn't enough growth," Clinton said. "America must maintain a leadership role of active involvement." Blue chips rose on the biggest European stock markets — London; Frankfurt, Germany; and Paris — following gains in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore. London's Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100-share index closed with a gain of 1.3 percent, with a rise of 1.9 percent in Frankfurt's electronic Xetra DAX index and a gain of 2.3 percent in the CAC 40 index in Paris. But traders remained cautious about the strength of the rallies that some called a knee-jerk response to Tuesday's gains on Wall Street. Some investors perceived the recent price drops as good opportunities to buy quality stocks, analysts said, but many figured the markets are a pretty risky proposition at present. In Tokyo, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 0.05 percent today. Although it was the Nikkei's bird etraight day of higher prices, many people still believe Tokyo shares have a long way to go after sinking to a 12-year low Friday. In Hong Kong, shares closed sharply higher, with the blue-chip Hang Seng Index rising 4.2 percent. In Singapore, where the stock market haa recently undergone one bad day after another, the Straits Times Index initially rose 1.1 percent but finished with a gain 0.55 percent. But given how long Asia's financial crisis has battered its stock and currency markets, Wall Street's recovery may only amount to a brief respite for the region. The Dow's volatility, and the big losses it has suffered over the summer, have left- some economists wondering whether the U.S. economy could slow down and even slip into a recession. U.P. escapee still at large, may be headed for the Sault AUTRAIN, Mich. (AP) — Police continued searching early today for a convicted sex offender who escaped from the minimum-security section of Marquette Branch Prison. • Ty Joseph Beilby, 38, turned up missing during a roll call Sunday. He escaped with Douglas Allen Burger, his roommate in the prison's trusty division. Burger, 34, was captured Mon- day when sheriffs deputies confronted the pair on a raral road near AuTrain in Alger County. Beilby fled into the woods and got away. "We think he may be working his way east, toward the Newberry or Sault Ste. Marie area, but that isn't certain," state police Sgt. Joe OUagan said Tuesday evening from the Negaunee post. V., When stopped by deputies Monday, the fugitives were wearing shorts, bandanas and T-shirts and carried backpacks. They looked pretty much like campers, hikers," Alger County Under- sheriff Alan Hager said. Beilby was convicted of criminal sexual conduct in Delta County and was serving a 3- to 10-year sentence. He was scheduled for release Nov. 11,1999. Michigan goes gaga for gadgets DETROIT (AP) — He works for Ford Motor Co. as a senior technical specialist. It sounds like the right job for Dick Minnick, who comes home to five televisions, three VCRs, four personal computers and a fax machine. "A long time ago, I used to worry about watching too much TV," the Troy resident said. "I guess I just gradually accepted that it was something you had in a room, like a clock." Minnick isn't alone. A survey of 1,000 Michigan adults finds that more than half of those questioned use a cell phone; more than half own a personal comput- Margaret Levra/Daity Gtob« Drug suspects arrested A two-week investigation by the Hurley Police Department, with assistance from the Ironwood Public Safety Department, led to charges being filed against at least eight persons and the confiscation of thousands of dollars worth of drugs and drug paraphernalia from housing withir the city, according to acting Hurley Chief of Police Ed Clemens. Five students between ihe ages of 18-21 were cited for drugs and three for contributing to the delinquency of minors. State charges are pending on two. The names will be released when the suspects appear in court, Clemens said. er, about two-thirds subscribe to cable TV; and 81 percent have two or more televisions. One-fifth of them, like Minnick, have at least four TVs. The survey, to be released Thursday by the Michigan Information Technology Commission, was conducted in May World numbers growing WASHINGTON (AP) — The baby boom may be going global. Even as the great American population bulge enters the graying years, more people worldwide are entering their childbearing period than ever before, a United Nations agency says. Despite the spread of birth control, world population will go on growing^by about 80 million a year well into the next decade, the United Nations Population Fund predicted in a report today. At the same time, the number and proportion of people over 65 are increasing at an unprecedented rate. "The rapid growth of young and old 'new generations' is challenging societies' ability to provide education and health care for the young and social, medical and financial support for the elderly," said the report. It said the population may grow as much in the next 50 years as it has in the last 50, possibly even more. In 1950, there were 2.5 billion people. The State of World Population report projects there will be 6 billion by mid-1999 and between 7.7 billion and 11.1 billion by 205* Today's largest-over young gen- oration — numbering over 1 billion between ages 15 and 24 — will swell the working age population in many countries, especially in less developed ones, over the next two decades, according to the report. Today Weather Senio Sentina Inside Mostly Cloudy More weather. Page 2 Inside Comics 14 Community 5 Education 5 Obituaries ....A 4 Opinion 4 Sports 9,10 Tidbits 13 Thursday Spinning the Sports Globe DON STEVENSON Man walks to fight Alzheimer's By MARGARET LEVRA Globe Staff Writer Don Stevenson, 62, of Auburn, Wash., passed through the Hurley-Ironwood area Tuesday morning as part of a coast-to- coast journey on foot. "Walking to the Light" is an effort to raise money for victims of Alzheimer's and to raise awareness of the disease. Stevenson began his 3,240-mile trek on June 22 in Washington state and anticipates finishing his hike for victims of 'Alzheimer's in Portland, Maine, at the Portland Head Light lighthouse on Oct. 25. Walking about 36 miles a day and averaging that distance in 10 to 12 hours, Stevenson said it rained only about five days since his journey began on June 22. "Everything is a bit dry this year," he said, noting it rained while he was traveling through Montana. Stevenson's wife, Loretta, lends support. She is also making the North American trek. She drives ahead, setting up camp each day. Alzheimer's disease is the fourth leading cause of death in adults in the U.S., and claims more than 100,000 lives annually, affecting males and females, ethnic and socio-econmic groups equally, according to the Alzheimer's Association, Marquette. Stevenson's father-in-law died of Alzheimer's disease and his fa- trier may have been in the beginning stages of Alzheimer's before dyji • of heart failure. Currently, there are more than four million adult* in the U.S. with Alzheimer's disease, including more than 166,000 people in Michigan alone. November has been named Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month in Michigan. (See—WALKER, Papc 4)

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