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News THE DAILY GLOBE. Ironwood. Ml — Monday, Sept. 14, 1998 PageS Obituaries Irene M. Porkka Irene M. Porkka, age 79, of 207 E. Arch St., Ironwood, passed away Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998 at her home. Robert Peterson DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Robert Peterson, age 48, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, in Marshall, Wis. He was born on Aug. 23, 1950 in Ironwood, the son of Eliida and the late Delbert Peterson. Robert attended Bessemer schools and graduated from the A. D. Johnston High School with the Class of 1968. Leon Daniels BRUCE CROSSING — Leon Daniels, age 63, passed away in Ann Arbor on Sept. 13, 1998. A full 'obituary will be published by the McKevitt-Patrick Funerai Home of Ironwood. He is survived by his mother, Eliida, of Bessemer, sistc-r Elaine, Ashland, Wis., and brother, Harold, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He is also survived by aunts, uncles, and counsins. He was preceded in death by his father, Delbert. A private graveside burial will be held at a later date. Arrangements are pending. The Cane Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Kathleen R. Briskey MARENISCO — Kathleen R. Briskey, age 73, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998, at Ironwood. Funeral services for Mrs. Briskey will be held at the Lakeside Memorial Chapel, Wakefield, on Wednesday at 10 a.m., the Rev. Keith Rankin officiating. Visitation will be held at the Lakeside Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, beginning at 5 p.m. Burial will be in the Marenisco Cemetery. Lakeside Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. A woman's opinion on sex By Peter H. Gott. M.D. DEAR DR. GOTT: As a woman in her 50s who still enjoys sex, I was saddened by the results of your "survey" that showed I am in the minority. I doubt that older men can learn, at a late age, to be better lovers. But I believe that their dissatisfied female partners could improve their sex lives with the help of a little knowledge and advice from an attentive and caring gynecologist or family physician. For example, intercourse in postmenopausal women need not be painful if they engage in extended foreplay, use vaginal lubricant* or hormone cream, consider prescription testosterone (to increase sexual desire), or obtain counseling. For such women simply to accept their lot, believe that they really don't need a sexual life or be convinced that sex i* merely an imposition of a thoughtless partner seems a pathetic fate. With modern therapy, we women shouldn't be consigned to be sexless creatures, unless this role is freely chosen after knowing that there are other options. Granted, this whole topic is complex, but 1 hate to see a reductive stance taken when there are at last some relatively straightforward things that can be done to improve sexual pleasure physiologically for many women. DEAR READER: I couldn't agree more. As I have emphasized before, close attention to the physiological changes caused by menopause could help many older females achieve greater sexual satisfaction. And, as you pointed out, a caring physician is an invaluable source. By way of an aside, sexual intimacy doesn't necessarily mean just intercourse. There are many alternative methods that a woman can use to satisfy her partner. For example, I have received several letters from women who have successfully resolved this issue by using manual and/or oral stimulation. While not for everyone, such techniques are valid nonetheless. Thank you for writing. DEAR DR. GOTT: I'm a 17-year old football player. Coach has prohibited team members from having sex before a game. He believes that sexual release wastes energy that could be put to better use on the field. Is this true? DEAR READER: It's a myth. Coaches have traditionally believed that orgasm saps energy. There is no Forest management topic of dinner meeting tonight IV. Kathy Halvorsen of Michi- ga:. Technological University, in conjunction with the Ottawa National T'c-'^st. Q'lr.c-JAcea a dinner-discussion to be held at the Country Kitchen Restaurant in Ironwood tonight from 6 to 8. Discussions will center around the public's perspective of forest management. Fellow community members as well as Forest Service officials will be present to listen to your ideas. The evening will start with a spaghetti dinner and then move to a discussion about future forest management. If you are a national forest user or are curious ubout what other people think about these natural resources, join in the dinner meeting. Dinner ia $6 for adults and $4 for children. Reservations are needed as seating ia limited. Call Linda at the Ottawa National Forest Supervisor's Office 932-1330, ext. 302, for reservations. DR. GOTT PETER GOTT, M.D. medical evidence that this is true. In fact, researchers at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn., recently tested 11 men on a treadmill. The doctors proved that heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate and time until exhaustion were the same whether or not the men had had 'sex in the preceding 12 hours. In short, between-the-sheets aerobics did not affect athletic performance and required less expenditure of energy than trying to abstain from having sex. This revelation may not change your coach's view, but at least it may help you to relax and improve your athletic skills. Fire damages Superior shore (Continued from Page 1) Fire danger in the Ironwood area is "low now after the rain," according to Jim Haapapuro, area fire supervisor with the Michigan DNR in Baraga. Athletes, coaches topic of special school meeting BESSEMER — There wiil be a special meeting of the Bessemer Board of Education tonight at 6:30 in the multipurpose room at A.D. Johnston High School. The first hour of the meeting is scheduled for a series of appeals by four students and their parents regarding the district's atru letic behavior policy. The board will decide if the students are to be suspended from one or more games of football. Following the appeals, the board will make hiring decisions for: varsity volleyball coach; junior varsity volleyball coach; junior high girls basketball coach, junior high cheerleading coach, athletic director and senior class advisor. The Ticker Edward O. Jonet »nd Co. David Riegler — 932-3090 Abbot La 1m Amoco ATAT Bcih. St*fl.... Champion int ChryiUr Citicorp DAN .. Det Edinon Dow Ch*rn DuPunt F'.xxon .. Kord C!rn. Kl.-c .,,, ()rn Mnton r/iij^ti* , Harrnhii Knt fnlund Su^l , IHM 1 Ji>hn#on f'onL K murt I* Pacific 42.V1S Sl.'1/lfi M l.Vlfi 101 Mj ...... 17V. 42 11/lfi Hl'/j ,'i« '.in 8 7 1 '/. 4,'i 1/tti M 11/16 . Wl 7/lfi , r ,H V16 <:i H, 4H l.Vlfi ..IS Mi IS',* , K.1 28 11/lfi . 44 1 /. 14 2(>'/< 'M V, Mcl)un»ld'f ... 60 11/lfi National City Corp 67 5/1 fi North Kt F'wr 27 7/lfi J.C FVnnry ........ M */» I'.-nl«ir JVpaioi . Horkwell Stone Con! 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When he won four years later, Wallace was a fist-shaking .segregationist who soon would stand' outside an auditorium at the all- • white University of Alabama seeking to block the enrollment of two blacks. It helped launch him into the national spotlight and, in 1964, Wallace ran for the White House in a handful of primaries against President Lyndon Johnson. He launched a full-scale bid for the presidency in 1968 under the banner of the American Independent Party. Urging voters to "send 'em a message," Wallace won five Southrrn states and 46 electoral- votes. To some, it was political theater like none other. His jaw thrust forward, hi.s dark eyes glaring, an undercurrent of anger in his speech, Wallace drew a visceral reaction from supporters — and rowdy protests from student foes. He dismissed them as "pointy- headed intellectuals" who didn't know how to park their bicycles. His home-state fans thrilled to hear him return from the presidential campaign trail and tell how his campaign was growing, how good folks in a Northern state liked his message so much they started singing "Dixie" in Polish. Hi; said he was standing up for "states rights," that his fight was against federal government intruders, not black people. lint for many, "states rights'* was Southern code for segregation, as were other Wallace lines about being "anti-busing" and for "freedom-of-choice schools." In 1972, Wallace was the early leader in the Democratic presidential primaries. Accompanied by his second wife, Cornelia, he headed to Maryland for that state's primary. At a shopping center in Laurel on May 15, 1972, Wallace plunged into a crowd of weli-wishers to shake hands. Suddenly a blond man in dark glasses lunged forward with a gun. "The next thing I knew, I heard five firecracker-sounding pops," Wallace recalled later. "I felt no shots, but I felt myself falling. I attempted to move my legs and I knew immediately I was paralyzed." He was hit five times. One bullet jammed against his spine. Arthur Bremer, a former busboy from Milwaukee, was convicted in the assassination attempt, which had no apparent political -motive. He is still in prison. The day after he was shot, Wallace carried both Maryland and Michigan, his most triumphant moment. But his presidential campaign ended, and so did his old political stand and style. Wallace lost his final presidential race in 1976, to Jimmy Carter. _ ' ; On Sunday night, Carter chose to remember the latter part of Wallace's life, eseecially "his courage in the face of illness and physical handicap, his willingness to question and ultimately to change long-held views, and his desire to make peace with those whom he perceived had been wronged." Befitting Wallace's noisy politi- / cal style, there also was drama in his personal life. When foes in the Ix-gis!aturi refused to pass new laws to lei him succeed himself in 19fi(>, he. ran his wife Lurleen and she won easily. After her death from cancer in 1968, he married Cornelia, a niece of former Gov. "Big Jim" Folsom. When he was shot in Maryland, she threw herself over him, and for a time was a heroine of the Wallace faithful. But the marriage ended in divorce, amid claims of taped phone calls in the Executive Mansion. Wallace left office in January 1979 — crippled, divorced, often despondent and in physical pain. "I'm through," he said, taking a job as director of rehabilitation resources for the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Then he married for a third time — to a 34-year-old former country singer, Lisa Taylor, daughter of a wealthy coal miner, although that marriage would also end in divorce. He credited her with reviving his interest in politics, and he soon was on the campaign trail again, this time courting black votes and recanting some of his earlier segregationist talk. "We thought it was in the best interests 'of all concerned. We were mistaken," he told a black group during his last gubernatorial campaign. The Old South is gone," but "the New South is still opposed to government regulation of our lives." In the 1982 Democratic primary, he beat Lt. Gov. George McMillan, who had the support of such national black leaders as Oon-tta Scott King and the Rev. Jrsse Jackson. Wallace contended that he represented "the average man and woman, black and white. 1 " At his fourth inaugural, almost 20 ve.trs to the day after his •'segregation forever" speech, he pledged "justice and mercy." "A nation that forgets its poor will lose its soul," Wallace said. He appointed blacks to Cabinet-level posts and judge-ships. 'Democratic presidential candidates sought his endorsement in l!Ki. but Wallace refused to get actively involved. Alone in many ways lor the final decade of his life, Wallace sought peace with black leaders and campaigned to change his place in history. "He was a complex individual," said University of Alabama political scientist William Stewart. '•Nationally they didn't have the opportunity to see the whole person He was a very emotional, demagogic, gifted orator. He was a representative of the old school of politics." Funeral arrangements were pending. Flags at the Capitol were lowered to half staff, and some form of state service was expected. Vivian Maloiu 1 Jones, one of the two blacks who enrolled at the University of Alabama in 1963 despite Wallace's "stand in the schoolhouse door," said Sunday night that her prayers are for Wallace's family. "He said he felt it was wrong, v.-hut he had done," she said. "I've forgiven him a long time ago." Dorms at capacity with record enrollment Wall Street extends Friday's gains, Dow up more than 200 NEW YORK (API — Stocks surged today, extending Friday's gains, with the Dow Jones industrial average briefly soaring rnoro than 200 points ns it returned to positive territory for the year. The Dow, up 179.96'on Friday, climbed as much as 201.60 points this morning. It was up 193.62 at 7,989,12 at late morning. The Dow began this year at 7,908/25. Broader indicators also were rising in trading that was active but slower than Friday's heavy pace. In volatile swings last week, the Dow gained 155 points to halt a two-week plunge of 893 points, or 10.5 percent. Analysts said it was far from clear that the market's retreat from record heights had bot- tomed out. Even with last week's gains, the Dow began this week ,16.5 percent below the record 9,337.97 of July 17. There was a lift this morning from stocks • overseas. Tokyo's main index ended with a gain of 2.2 percent, and markets in Europe were rising. There was encouragement late last week from some major companies that had brighter earnings outlooks than expected. The debate over President Clinton's future had little impact on stocks today. Traders said they were relieved Friday when a prosecutor's report was made public and included no surprise allegations, even though it reported 11 acts that may constitute grounds for impeachment. City commission agenda includes numerous items (Continued from Page 1) Pelto said, noting <i3 residents at Pioneer Park are over age.' 80 and 15, over age 90. The majority of residents currently use physicians from Grand View iHerirlth System, she added. In other business, the commission will consider: —Action on a franchise; agreement to sell water to Erwin Township. —Award of a paving bid for Sunnyside Avenue. —Placing a general obligation bond issue on the November ballot for street re-construction and sewer and water installation on certain city streets. —Declaring the cast 34 feet of Lot 18, Block 28, original plat as surplus and offering it for sale. DETROIT (AP) — Michigan campuses are grappling with how to fit all their incoming college freshmen into a limited amount of dorm space — but so far, everyone has a room. Schools such as Central, Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Grand Valley State, Oakland University and Ferris State are facing record or near-record enrollments for their freshman classes this year. And while everyone has a room and bed, dorm space is at capacity, officials say. Some students are bunking three to a room designed for two, or five in a suite designed for four. Kevin Krzeminski, a Central Michigan freshman, said he has been having a good time with his four roommates. "People are friendly. I haven't had a bad experience yet. Most of the time, everyone is not in the room. I like the way it is. You always have a choice of someone to do something with," he said. At the University of Michigan, all freshman have a space 1 in the dorms this year. Last year, when Michigan officials saw a record number of students accept offers of admission, dorms were overcrowded and some students had to sleep in the lounges for the first weeks of school. The regents vowed that would never happen again. After last year's problems. Michigan limited the number of upperclass students who could reserve dorm space and limited freshmen enrollment. "What we did was controversial," said Alan Levy, director of housing public affairs. "For alS of the 1990s, if you had been living on campus and wanted to live on campus next year, you could pick where you wanted to be. But it became clear this couldn't continue." "I have lived here for four years. " said Danielle Dipert, 21, a Hastings senior. "It's a lot different than last year. I actually have ;t room that is empty in my hall. Everyone seems to be :i Int happier with the environment. There are not as many complaints." Last fall. 320 rooms designed for two students housed three students, and 34 students slept in lounges for the first weeks of school. This fall, no one was housed in a lounge and only about 15 doubles were opened as triples. Lew said. Castile Road, city garage on agenda WAKEFIELD'— Castile Road and the city garage will he on the agenda at tonight's Wakefield City Council meeting which begins at 5:30. The'city manager will update the council on the recreation plan; Leaders to Enhance Area Progress; the pnym<'nt-in-lieu- "l-taxes situation with Gogebic County: demolition of the Brownel! residence at -108 Ascherman St.; bargaining unit negotiations; and the Chicago Mine. 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