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Monday Sept.. 14, 1998 DAILY G SO Cents Ironwood, Mich. Stop legal hairsplitting, say Washington lawmakers Range Sho Sectiort Inside WASHINGTON (AP) — President Clinton should stop his attorneys' "legal hairsplitting" with Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr if he wants to save his presidency, say lawmakers preparing to sift through thousands of documents, related to Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky. Several Democrats voiced hope Sunday that they could work out an accommodation with Clinton, possibly a vote of censure that would fall short of impeachment. Other lawmakers, however, said impeachment hearings appeared inevitable. Rep. Henry Hyde, R-Hl. f chairman of the House Judiciary Committee that would conduct the initial hearings, said he believed they were necessary, "but I want to hear. from everyone on the committee." • Other officials from both parties, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it was increasingly likely the Republican-run House would approve an official impeachment inquiry" in the next few weeks, before the Nov. 3 congressional elections. Key Republicans said Hyde's panel might be empowered to go beyond Starr's investigation of Clinton's sexual relationship with Ms. Lewinsky .to other issues including Whitewater and questionable fund-raising activities by the Clinton-Gore re-election campaign in 1996. But a Democratic congressional aide said Democrats would vigorously oppose such an expansion. Besides censure or impeachment, a third option being mentioned, mainly by Republicans, is resignation. Clinton "needs to consider the counsel of senior members of his party in the Congress about whether or not he should resign," Senate Majority . Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., said on "Fox News Sunday." The president's lawyers and aides said the apologies he already has made and his determination to focus on the nation's business would get him back in the nation's good graces. Clinton was returning to the road today, traveling to New York to address the Council on Foreign Relations and Democratic fund-raising events. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who spoke with Clinton by telephone Sunday, said the president appeared genuinely contrite, but "he is being very badly served with this legal hairsplitting" by his attorneys. Those, lawyers insist that the president did not commit perjury in his statements, including those before Starr's grand jury in August, about his sexual relationship with Miss Lewinsky. Hatch, interviewed on CBS" "Face the Nation," said Clinton was in serious trouble but has a chance to survive "if he'll quit playing this legal game and start being what he is — a basically warm, winning person who the American people have liked from the beginning." "I agree with Senator Hatch," said Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey of Nebraska. .; Move Over, Mac Sammy Sosa hit his 61st and 62nd homers Sunday, sending tears streaming down his cheeks and Chicago's Wrigley Field into euphoria. And after four homors in three days against the Milwaukee Brew-' ers, his favorite pitching staff for long balls, Sosa might indeed be ready to jump ahead of McGwire. See sports. Page 9. AP Ptiolo . Former Alabama Governor George C. Wallace died Sunday night. He was 79. i Wallace dead: Segregationist or fighter for middle America? ior shore fire suppressed * Quick action holds fire damage down By PAMELA DAVENPORT Globe Staff Writer Ironwood Township Volunteer Fire Department spent five hours Friday fighting a forest fire along Lake Superior shoreline at a hunting camp at the end of Jarvi Road. , The fire was in the moss and roots of the several trees, accord- ing to Ron Clemens, ITVFD fire chief. "The fire was underneath the ground where it is really hard to get at. It's almost like an underground fire. It breaks out, the air hits it and it takes off again." The fire was reported to the county dispatch shortly before 7 p.m. by Andrea Newberry who saw the fire from the beach, Clemens said. ITVFD responded within minutes and Michigan Department of Natural Resources was informed. A "grasshopper," a jeep with a portable pump and water source, went into the area and located the fire which was caused by a campfire left burning. The fire was not considered suppressed until about 9:10 p.m. Fire units returned to the barn about 11 p.m. but cleanup continued until midnight. Newberry's prompt action 'in reporting the fire was fortunate. "We would have lost it," Clemens said. "We would have had'every fire department in the area in- volved. Weather conditions were so dry. We had not had any rain at that time. We would have had a big, big problem." "Fire danger has been very high. I'm even surprised anyone would start a fire." Thirteen firefighters and four trucks were sent to the scene. The DNR also responded the next morning for mopping up, but the fire was contained by ITVFD alone. (See—FIRE, Page 8) MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — George C. Wallace walked with a bounce and flashed a smile that could border on a smirk'when he was a noisy presidential candidate and archenemy of civil rights crusaders. By the time the former Alabama governor died Sunday night, he had been humbled by the pain and paralysis of a 1972 assassination attempt and politically transformed. Unable to walk, barely able to communicate in a whisper, he had recanted his racist stand and hoped for a different place in history. He wanted to be seen as a force for the little man, a Democrat who helped bring on the modern conservative movement. He did not want history to remember him only for his "segregation forever" battle cry of 1963 and his attempts to keep blacks out of all-white public schools. "I think he should be remembered for more than race," said one of his biographers, Stephan Lesher, but "he'll always be stained by race." Wallace, 79, died at a hospital of cardiac arrest after it appeared he was recovering from a blood infection, the latest of a series of ailments that had sent him to intensive care units numerous times over the years. "For more than an hour, the governor fought, and fought hard, for his life," said Jackson Hospital spokeswoman Victoria Jones. Wallare sviffercd from Parkinson's disease and spent most of his days in bed at his Montgomery home. He was taken to Jackson Hospital on Thursday mom- ing. Wallace's son, G«orge Wallace Jr., and one of his three daughr ters, Peggy Wallace Kennedy; were at his side when he was pronounced dead at 9:49 p.m., Mrs. Jones said. The four-term gover- (See—CIVIL, Page 8) More charter schools, easier transfers in Engler platform LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More charter schools and expanded choice for parents dissatisfied with neighborhood schools are part of Gov. John Engler's reelection platform to be released Tuesday. The school initiatives are in a 32-page third-term agenda that Engler will announce, the Detroit Free Press said Monday. Campaign spokeswoman Maureen McNulty said the agenda is intended to "put something in people's hands ... that answers questions about where he stands." McNulty said many Engler initiatives are well known, such as cutting the state income tax, drug testing for welfare recipients, passing the Clean Michigan environmental bond and univer- , sal literacy for the state's third- graders. But she said the agenda will provide a concrete document that explains and expands'on them. The schools platform includes removing the cap on the number of charter schools that can be created by universities, now 150. It also calls for extending charter authority to more public agencies. It would allow students more options for transferring to other districts under the state's school choice program. It calls for developing electronic reporting of school attendance, district financing and other state-mandated information to give parents a clearer picture of school performance. And it includes legislation to require uniform reporting by school officials of school-related violence and drug seizures, and by the courts of out-of-school criminal activity by students. Senior housing units may get MD's office Today TV's Finest See Tibits, Page 3 Weather Mostly Sunny More weather, Page 2 Inside Comics 12 Community 4,5 Obituaries 8 Opinion 6 Sports 9-11 Tidbits 3 Tuesday 49ers face Redskin New lock at Saulf fops Gov. Engler's agenda By MARGARET LEVRA Globe Staff Writer Location of a doctor's office at Pioneer Park Apartments in Ironwood will be considered by the city commission tonight. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the commission chambers of the Memorial Building. ' "We would like to deprogram a one bedroom apartment at Pioneer Park Apartments for use as a doctor's office," said Ironwood Housing Commission Executive Director Bonnie Pelto. Dr. Martha Hidalgo and her nurse Bonnie Hill have expressed- an interest in manning the clinic one day a week after the first of the year, Petto said. Dr. Hidalgo is affiliated with Grand View Health System. The housing commission currently has 119 one-bedroon> apartments for rent, 115 of whicbv are in the Pioneer Parks comC plex. "We have virtually no wait-C ing list. People who apply today; are eligible and have a goo<(background, can be housed righ£- away," Pelto said. "It is import tant that we find ways to attract applicants to our building. !'• "Since we cannot enlarge thot' apartments, we have to consider- what amenities we could offe£- that are not offered by othe£- apartment complexes in our- city." »: Grand View Health System-: would not he charged for use of' the facility. "I am more interestC' t'd, at this point, in providing aT needed service to our residents,* (See— CITY, Page 8) Slick robbers hit Wakefield Bessemer Auto. Co. LANSING, Mich. (.AP) — Gov. John Englcr'a so-called "agenda for a third term" includes calls for a second Sault Stc. Marie lock that could cost Michigan taxpayers as much as $18 million. Fearing that Michigan faces "severe economic consequences" if construction of a lock is further delayed, Engler vows to rally support for the project on the St. Mary's River linking lakes Superior and Huron. A new lock ia estimated to cost about $225 million. Federal funds would cover most it, with eight Great Lakes states responsible for the remainder. Michigan's share could be $8 million to $18 million. The Detroit News reported Sunday. Engler's agenda — to be announced Tuesday — also is to nd- dresa education, crime, welfare, reform, the environment and "building a transportation system that is second to none " By PAMELA DAVENPORT Globe Staff Writer WAKEFIELD — Wnkeficld Co-op was robbed of about $1,500 in cash Sunday when two white males worked together to distract the cashier. One man, described MS having a "chunky build" with light brown hair, a two-day"'growth of beard and a big gap between his front teeth, drew the cashier away from the counter to purchase wine. The store video showed two fe- males watching ns a second man went to the counter and took the money from the unlocked safe and walked out of the store. The first man then returned to pay for the wine 1 , according to the Gogebic County Sheriffs Department. The Minnesota identification he used to purchase'ihe wine listed him as born in 1972. The man who took the money is described as medium build with dark hair, wearing a dark hall c'aj) and jeans with a light-stripod shirt with hori/.ontal stripes. He appeared to he in his early 20s. The fir.st man, who purchased the wine, was wearing a light- color polo .shirt, dark jeans and a dark hall cap with orange writing. The two women wt;re both described as heavy set. One appeared oldor than the other, possibly n mother and daughter. The robbery took place about 3:15 p.m. No vehicle information is available. ACO55ROAD wsstwar, MICHIGAN 4t*u

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