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ional N THE DAILY GLOBE, Ironwood, Ml — Tuesday, Sept. 8,1998 Page 8 In Wisconsin •MMMHBMMMHBMB^HHMiM^HMBnBnm Voters head for polls Study shows Lake Superior eagles raising fewer chicks MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic and Republican strategists prepared for a long day as Wisconsin voters went to the polls today to pick candidates for governor, the Legislature and closely watched congressional races. | Voters who like power should head to the polls, said the Rev. Timo|thy J. O'Brien, a Marquette University political science professor. He predicted about 15 to 17 percent of eligible voters statewide •would cast ballots. Because there are so many non-voters, each person who votes in primaries has about four times as much influence on politics as someone Who only casts a ballot in presidential elections, O'Brien said. Supreme Court session begins placed by the state's biggest busi- MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The ease of a pregnant woman .charged with trying to kill her fetus by drinking alcohol is among •dozens of disputes due to go before the state Supreme Court in •its new session that starts this Veek. . -.;) ! Other high-profile cases ex- Ipected to be considered in the 11998-99 session involve fans ^crushed at a University of Wis- Icoosin-Madison football game fend election advertisements ness group. Wisconsin's highest court kicks off its the session Wednesday by hearing arguments in three cases, including one on whether insurers are protected from liability for injuries caused by lead paint. ' - - -"' . . • The court is scheduled to hear arguments on about 38 cases between September and December, Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson said. ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — A less available food supply explains why bald eagles living along Lake Superior raise fewer young than those nesting on inland lakes, researchers say. The recent study by researchers at University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Department of Natural Resources found the problem to be' environmental, not due to feeding on contaminated fish as some had postulated. • William Karasov, a UW-Madison wildlife ccologist, said he conducted the study for'two reasons: —To determine how substances like the insecticide DDT, which has been banned since 1972, and the chemical pollutant PCBs, which have been the focus of environmental cleanup efforts for in the eggs to food have years, could still affect eagle populations. —To measure whether eagle populations can serve as a "bio- sentinel," or indicator of overall environmental quality. He concluded that more study is needed to determine what looking at numbers of eagles says about the environment. DDT is blamed for a steady drop in eagle numbers between 1940 and 1970 because the pesti- cide accumulates chain and causes thinner shells. Between 1970 and 1976, no eagles nesting on Lake Superior produced young, but since then, . numbers of eagles and other birds of prey have been on the rise. In 1973 there were 108 occupied eagle territories in Wisconsin; in 1997 that number soared to 645. In the case of eagles nesting along Lake Superior, Karasov's study found the birds' blood contained DDE, a breakdown product of DDT, and PCBs, but that wasn't believed to be causing them to raise fewer chicks. Over the course of the eight- year study, researchers found that eagles on the big Sake raised 23 percent fewer chicks than inland nesters. But they found it was more a matter of how much food the birds caught than the contaminants in their blood. Lake Superior is "a deep, cold, rather unproductive lake with few shoals where fish can spawn and eagle can forage successfully," Karasov said. Karasov and his colleagues studied how much food parent eagles brought back to their nestlings. Those on Lake Superior delivered loss than half as much food to their offspring than inland eagle parents did. Eagles on Lake Superior raised about one chick per nest compared to 1.2 for birds on inland lakes. Engler joins Labor Day bridge walk 'Miracle baby' dead at 4 weeks MILWAUKEE (AP) — An infant dubbed a "miracle baby" after being born with her heart outside her chest cavity and surviving an operation to correct the defect has died at just over four weeks old. Jazmyn Hope Stumpf died at 1:42 p.m. Monday at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Although her heart function remained strong, the baby apparently contracted an infection and went into multisystem failure, Maryanne Kessel, the hospital's cardiovascular surgery coordinator, said in a newa release. "She was a true fighter in every sense of the word," the girl's father, 'jefTStumpf, said in the release issued by the hospital. "She fought right to the end. The doctors and nurses gave her every .opportunity and she took it." Photographer killed at dragway MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — With his sleeping triplets in tow, Gov. John Engler began his hectic Labor Day schedule by leading thousands of people in the 41th annual Mackinac Bridge Walk. Engler chose not to use the event to stump for his reelection, only waving and smiling as admirers honked their horns and crowded around him on the bridge. "We're voting for you, man," shouted one carload. Still,'the walk wasn't without political significance. Walking beside Engler in a show of recon- ciliation was Republican attorney general candidate John Smietan-, ka. Smietanka was nominated at last week's Republican convention in a surprise upset of Engler favorite Scott Romney. The walk was lovely, just lovely," said Smietanka as he reached the end of the five-mile span. He woke at 3 a.m. to participate in it and said it was the first time he had walked the bridge. Smietanka planned to join Engler later Monday for a parade in Hamtramck and a peach festival in Romeo. In Minnesota UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) — Drag racing resumed' at Great Lakes Dragaway a day after an accident killed a track-side photographer from Michigan. The drag strip had closed after Sunday's accident out of respect for Jason Benton, 23, of Grand Rapids, who died after a car veered out of control and flew over a guard rail, landing on top of him. The track reopened Monday, with its .flag flying at half-staff, because keeping it closed would disappoint racing fans, owner , Marcel Kuper said. "Some people built their weekend around this," he said. "And as tough as it may be, the show must go on." Videotape taken by spectators ,,in the stands showed the blue car, a modified 1949 Mercury, rolling and crashing, then disintegrating into flaming wreckage. The driver, protected by a roll- bar, walked away without injury. **rhe driver lost control of the vehicle, it went up over the guard rail, went airborne and it struck him after it went airborne," said Sgt. John Schwarz of the Kenosha County Sheriffs Department, which investigated the accident. Authorities said Benton had proper credentials to be filming at the side of the track. Spectators are limited to the grandstand some distance away. Three spectators died and five others were injured after a dragster clutch exploded and parts flew into a spectator area at the drag strip in 1979. Children buried together ST. PAUL (AP) — Six children who died'together, .apparently at the hands of their mother, will be buried together. Relatives said Monday that Tou Hang, the children's father, and the extended family decided to hold one funeral next Monday instead of following Hmong tradition for multiple family deaths and burying them one day at a time. "His kids were bom here, they died at the same time, so he would like to have the ceremony at the same time," said Soliving Kong, a cousin of Hang, 29. The children's mother, Khoua Her, 24, called police Thursday night to tell them she had strangled her children. She tried to commit suicide by swallowing poison, but was saved by paramedics and taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where she is in stable condition. Her is under arrest at the hospital. Police expect to charge her today. ...• Pit crew member killed CHAPPELL-FRICK ZIELINSKI FUNERAL SERVICE Diane Oliver, Director 932-4410 - Ironwood, MI Bessemer, MI - 663-4410 9{p one knows what the future may hotd. ^Canning ahead htCps you prepare for the future ... catt today. James D. Oliver Pre-Need Counselor T nr Funded through policies with Forethought Life Insurance Co. LASER VISION CORRECTION 16 dead in accidents '•• By The Associated Pre*» 1 Two North Branch teen-agers, • killed in a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 75 in northern Oakland County, were among at least 1 16 victims of Labor Day weekend accidents on Michigan roads, police said today. Jason D. Smith, 16, and a passenger in his car, Jennifer Hibbs, 13, died at the scene of the crash : about 7 p.m. Sunday in Springfield Township, state Police Sgt. - Dennis Sano said Monday. Investigators said Smith's northbound car struck a guard., rail, went airborne and entered :, the path of an oncoming sport utility vehicle. A van and another SUV collided while trying to avoid the initial crash. It was not immediately clear .-.,,whether the victims were wearying seat belts. -'.. Smith's father and Miss Hibbs' .-mother recently became engaged, -,, relatives told the Detroit Free r. Press. ty. In other fatal accidents, state , police said: r ,, —James Leemhuis, 37, of Escanaba died after the motorcycle he was driving collided head-on with a car about 2:30 p.m. Mon- •yday on U.S. 2 in Mackinac County's Newton Township. Z —A 23-year-old Detroit motorist died after the victim's car hit rf» piece of construction equipment iabout 2:55 a.m. Sunday on Inter- Jitate 75 in Detroit. The victim, ^whose name was withheld pend- Jlng notification of relatives, was rnot wearing a seat belt. '•• —Anthony C. Cardella, 31, of '• Bronson died after the car he was 'driving struck a crane about 1 la.m. Sunday in Branch County's 'Girard Township. He was wear- Ting a seat belt. —Herbert L. Carpenter, 44, of Bellaire died after his motorcycle collided with a motor home about : 9:40 p.m. Saturday in Rapid City in Kaikaska County. —Robert T. Adams IV of Ca- seville died after his car overturned shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday in Saginaw County's Buena Vista Township. He was not wearing a seat belt. FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — Adam Petty's pit crew chief died of injuries suffered in a freak accident during a stock-car race at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Chris Bradley, 40, of Grand Rapids, Mich., was pronounced dead about 5 p.m. EDT Monday at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where he had been taken two hours earlier. Bradley, of Petty's Sprint Spree Race Team, was working under a car during a pit stop on the 215th lap of the Miller Lite 300 when the jack was accidentally released, officials said. Petty hit the accelerator, and Bradley was pinned under the car. According to reports from American Speed Association officials, Bradley slipped partly under Petty's Pontiac to adjust the sway bar during a late-race caution. Another crew member dropped the car off the jack too early, and Petty sped off, his car rolling over Bradley. No charges were expected, said Rick Klein, a watch commander with the State Fair Police. "This is normally a practiced, timed event," Klein said. 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