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THE DAILY GLOBE. Ironwood, Ml — Friday, Sept. 11,1998 Page 2 Knowing You The Customer Comes First-Western Auto Is Here - To Serve You Along With Saving You Money. Western Auto ".»^»«-w» .» x^*.*. i •«».•» - . . - • - - • ...-.'-: . - • '. - • . • "• ..-•"..• ..-••• ' • • .••..• • . • - .. . . • 1*800-546-WEST 507 N. Lake St. Ironwood, Michigan (9Q6)932*WEST CRRFTSMRN f Z2 UL VMU «r For Noon Saturday Weather Data ,7O* Ln»» uparaw higfi te<T*>»'»tuf* zortef *>t the day H L C23 3 C3 r.r--c~ crocor O 1998 ArriiWMlh»i. Inc. FORECAST Tonight, partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of evening showers. Lows 55 to 60. North wind* 5 to 10 mph. Saturday, mostly gunny. Highs near 75. LAKE FORECAST Lake Superior Tonight, west winds 10 to 20 knots veering north. Chance of showers or thunderstorms. Waves 3 to 5 feet. Saturday, north winds 10 to 20 knots becoming northeast 10 to 15 knots. Waves 1 to 3 feet EXTENDED FORECAST Upp«r Penixuol* Sunday, partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50*. Highs from about 70 to the mid 70s. Monday, a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower to mid 50s. Highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s. Tuesday, partly cloudy. A chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms west. Lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s. Highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s. IN IRONWOOD For the 24-hour period to 7 this morning: high 84, low 57. Previous period: high 74, low 42. Year ago: high 63, low 40. Records: high of 92 in 1931; low, 31, 1941. Sunset today: 7:21 p.m. Sunrise Saturday: 6:36 a.m. Swiss bog records human history Frances pummels Gulf Coast WASHINGTON (AP) — From the wealth of ancient Persia to Roman pipes, from medieval German mines to modern antiknock gasoline, lead has been a constant companion of mankind. The rise and fall of that relationship now has been traced back, almost to the last ice age by scientists probing the muck of'a Swiss peat bog. Plumbing nearly 21 feet into the damp, swampy bog, researchers studied sediments that accumulated over more than 14,000 years. Bog waters do not mix with nearby rivers or underground water and their only source for material like lead is what settles out of the air. So, the team was able to measure the saga of lead in the air and airborne dust as it increased and decreased, changed in type and mixed with other elements, providing the first complete record for such a long time span. Their findings are in today's edition of the journal Science. These days, the study confirmed, lead levels in the atmosphere are decreasing due to the success of efforts to reduce lead emissions from industrial sources and the removal of lead from gas- cline. Looking back over the centuries, the team lead by William Shotyk of the University of Ek-me, Switzerland, found changes in lead that, correlated •*-:th major changes in European history. Lead "was the first metal extracted from its ore and with this discovery, humankind awakened to metal technology," notes Jerome O. Nriagu of the University of Michigan. Lead is often found in conjunction with highly prized silver, so the wealth of Persian kings and medieval German miners 'produced large amounts of lead that was melted off, much of it going into the air as smoke in smelting processes. It also has had many uses, including in Roman water pipes, pewter, bullets, storage batteries and additives in gasoline. The bog sediments enabled the scientists to calculate amounts and types of lead levels back some 14,500 years — to when giant ice sheets still covered Scandinavia. The ice withdrew between 9,500 and 8,500 years ago and, beginning 8,520 years ago, the bog showed a change in the type of lead deposited in dust. The ratio of two types of lead in the dust indicates its source was the finely ground and " newly uncovered rocks of Scandinavia. About 7,700 years ago, that ratio shifted, indicating more dust arriving from the Sahara Desert in North Africa, the researchers found. By that time, vegetation had covered Scandinavia, cutting off that dust source. HOUSTON (AP) — Tropical Storm Frances pummeled the Gulf Coast from Texas to Louisiana with high tides and heavy rain early today, closing schools and forcing thousands of evacuations. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, which sits on its own small island, also was evacuated. About half of the school's 6,000 students live on campus. At least 10 inches of rain fell in some * areas Thursday, and another foot was expected today from the slow-moving storm. South and central Texas remained under a flash flood watch through today. "We needed some, but not .this way," said Oliver Southall bfjthe Matagorda County sheriff s office south of Houston. *Tm gonna hold onto my anchor." As of 7 a.m. CDT, the storm was located about 70 miles south-southeast of San Antonio, and was continuing • along, a northwest path at about 12 mph. Forecasters say the storm's forward motion should slow to about 5 mph as it weakens in the next 24 hours. Frances is likely to be downgraded to a tropical depression by this afternoon, forecasters said, but that change in status will do little to slow rainfall. When You Buy a Camcorder You Need 3 Things Continued heavy rain in Houston produced widespread flooding and foreshadowed flooding trouble along the storm's inland track. Three major freeways into Houston were closed in some sections or reduced to a single lane of traffic, and traffic backups of 18 or more miles have been reported. Showtimes 7:00 & 9:15 Matinees Every Sat & Sun. 4p.m. We Have All 3 (Miurra ' & Stnuid Main Street. Ironwood 932-3901 Oldest extraterrestrial debris offers dues to conditions on ancient Earth LIVE STAND-UP COMEDY at the Country Kitchen/Country Pub Ironwood, MI (906)932-2610 SaL, &epL 19,1998 Showtime 8:30 p.m. Tickets: •S.OO in Advance "7.00 M the door — Craig Claus&itzer — A Fantastic Standup Comedian Dont Miss Him? COME CjHECK OUT America's Hottest Comedians MM""""-"" 1 ^ NOTICE CITY OF IRONWOOD RIVERSIDE CEMETERY Please take notice that a!! Flower Boxes, Artificial Flowers, Statues, and'Vigil Lights must be removed from the Riverside Cemetery by THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17,1998. Anita E.Zak City Clerk Beanie Baby BLOW-OUT WEEKEND Sept. lOth thru Sept. 13th • •••••••. By The Associated Pros* It's old dirt, but it's old dirt that scientists can't get enough of. Cosmic grit that survived a fi- s ery ride from space 1.4 billion years ago has been discovered in a layer of sandstone in Finland, offering a glimpse of conditions on Earth during the earliest stages of life's formation. The micrometeorites are by far the oldest extraterrestrial debris found on this planet, according to the German and Finnish field team, which published its discovery in today's issue of the journal Nature. The particles are known as cosmic spherules, and they measure n fraction of a millimeter in diameter. At leant 18 of them were deposited in a layer of red sandstone that is 1.4 billion years old, at a time when oxygen-rich, life- giving conditions on Earth were just developing. Red sandstone beds of a similar age have been mapped in North America and Asia and could yield more such deposits, said lead author Alexander Deutach of Germany's Institute for Planetology. Astronomers who specialize in cosmic dust described the discovery fls spectacular. They said the composition of the Finnish micrometeorites will open a window onto the environmental conditions of the early Earth. The particles also could help explain the behavior of meteorites, comets and other features of the solar system that probably generated the Bombardment. Spherules have been found all over the world since 1876, most frequently in core samples of deep ocean sediments. LOOK FOR THE INSERT in Monday's 5^% DAILY GLOBE and Range Shopper!! "Bright Green Service Team" Hwy. 51 &SlrverSt.,Hurt«y Phone 561-5195 REGISTER TO WIN! ^F" A Full Set of 72 Beanie Babies To Be Given Away Daily ALSO REGISTER TO WIN FOOD PRIZES • FREE Breakfast Buffets •FREEMcFIum'es •FREE Happy Meals 'FREE Family Night Value Meals (20 Ptec, McNu K «ts, La*, fr* Medium Drink) — Wo Purctuft AtocMMry — V. — McDonald's 337 E. Cloverland Drive Ironwood, Ml 932-4240 <o ^ v/ : • ONK COUPON PER CUSTOMER ! 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