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Tuesday, September 15, 1998
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Regional News THE DAILY GLOBE, Ironwood, Ml — Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998 Page 8 In Wisconsin State drops sludge plan EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — The state, citing intense local opposition, is dropping a plan to bury 100,000 tons of PCB-eontaminated sludge from eastern Wisconsin rivers in a private dump near Eau Claire. Administration Secretary Mark Bugher said the state asked Milwaukee-based Superior Services to withdraw its bid of $80 per ton to dispose of the dried out, contaminated sediment, including some from the Fox River. The company announced late Monday that it withdrew the bid. "Local feedback is always a factor in the decision on these projects," spokesman Jeffrey Reinsik said. Last, week, George Meyer, secretary of the Department of Natural Resources, said the state would stop the project only if its environmental review determined there were technical or environmental problems. Farmers expect early harvest Phelps school doesn't give up on Strick's wildlife display plans MADISON, Wis. (AP).— Wisconsin farmers are expecting an early harvest because of recent dry weather, although rain this week could slow things down, crop observers say. ^ "This dry period we've had for a month or more pushed crop development along," said Michael Rankin, crop and soils agent for Fond du Lac County. "This rain, however, isn't going to reverse that trend a whole lot." But the rain could present other obstacles. With more showers ip the forecast this week, the weather could, hold up farmers who won't be able v to go out in wet fields, according'to state agriculture statistician Bob Battaglia. Rankin said dry soil will absorb most of the rain, which will not delay harvesting "to any great extent." PHELPS, Wis. — The Phelps School is pursuing the dream of previous superintendent Dr. Tom Strick by continuing to plan for a wildlife and woods display in the newly remodeled school. Dr. Strick had hoped to develop a display of animals indicative of the Northwoods, as well as different kinds of woods, to help stu-. dents and community members in a learning experience. He retired in January, but planned on continuing to work on the project. Dr. Strick unexpectedly died last ; month. The school recently received five new additions to the collection that Dr. Strick initiated — a badger, fisher, bobcat in its summer coat, cub bear and snowy owl from Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officer Phil Wolbrink, from Watersmeet. Wolbrink's wife is a teacher at Pheips Crash ends high-speed chase School. Wolbrink said, "All the animals were given to the DNR after being killed by vehicles on the road." The animals were mounted by Ron and Rick Lax, from Conover, Wis. Last year. Lax taxidermy donated the mounting of an immature and mature eagle for the school. The eagles were obtained from the Wisconsin DNR. In 1996 and 1997, instructor Maxine Drager wrote to area Conservation officers, taxidermists and wildlife artists asking for donations for the school project. Other animals the school has are two ducks, donated by sixth grade teacher Mike Volkmann and a kingfisher. Jerry Sobiek Jr., of Phelps, donated two large walleyes and a musky mount for display. Pheips wildlife artist Jim Schofield responded to Drager's letter by donating eight of his signed and numbered wildlife prints. Science instructor Gloria Christensen ob-; tained an Aldo Leopold commemorative print from the Wisconsin Chapter of the Wildlife Society. Eagle River artist Roberta Barg has pledged to donate one of her wolf prints and Drager plans on donating towards the museum mounting and framing for the print. Now that the school has a substantial amount of items, it is beginning planning for the wildlife exhibit. School officials hope students, with the assistance of wood shop instructor Martin Keranen, will build the cabinets to house the mounts. The school will be seeking donations to help with the materials for the cabinet.? and the framing of the prints. Anyone willing to help with this project should contact district administrator Gary Kopitzke at 545-2724. Police nab Wisconsin escapee in U.P. Lawmaker supports inquiry (AP) — One of Wisconsin's two members on the House Judiciary Committee says allegations against President Clinton are serious enough to warrant an impeachment inquiry. Republican Rep. F. James Scnsenbrenner Jr. of Menomonee Falls said he came to that conclusion after reading independent prosecutor Kenneth Starr's report over the weekend. , Democratic Rep. Tom Barrett of Milwaukee said he was reserving judgment on the report, which he • was still reading. "I still think the charges are very serious," Barrett said, although he questioned the need to include so much sexual detail. "I don't think I needed that much information about another person's sex life," he said. TQM BARRETT Thompson blasts tax plan MADISON, Wis. (APL.-T-. Gov. Tommy Thompson is blasting his Democratic opponent's tax plan even before it is released. Challenger Ed Garvey "is pursuing a shifty plan that would raise taxes by more than $2 billion," Thompson campaign manager Bob Wood said Monday.' 1 In contrast, he said, the Republican governor "wants a pure income tax cut saving families $2 billion." But Garvey isn't due to release his tax reform plan until next week. NORWAY — An 18-year-old whose car - crashed into stirrie large trees while he was being pursued by Michigan State Police was transported to Dickinson County Memorial Hospital after the chase. Police said the incident occurred around 8:13 p.m. Monday on U.S.'2, near Alfredson Road, about one and one-half miles west of the Dickinsop-Menomi- nee Counties line. The suspect's vehicle sped up when a trooper tried to get the vehicle to pull over and stop. A chase ensued and speeds of 80 to 90 miles per hour were reached before the driver lost control of the pickup and it left the roadway and struck the trees. .. Police said the pickup overturned numerous times. The 18-year-old who was transported to the hospital by Beacon Ambulance was driving a vehicle that was stolen from Crandon, Wis., according to state police. The driver was also discovered to be wanted on a warrant issued out of Wisconsin for escape. Police indicated he would be charged with attempting to flee and elude officers, driving with a suspended license, possession of a stolen automobile and speeding. The man's name was being withheld pending his arraignment today. Alcohol was involved, state police said. Assiting troopers and Beacon attendants were private citizens and the Dickinson County Sheriffs Department. U.P. resident killed NEGAUNEE — A Marquette area man was killed over the weekend when he was pinned under a bulldozer. Michigan State Police reported Richard Alan Oakland, 42, of Sands Township, was backing the bulldozer off a trailer around 2 p.m. Saturday in Negaunee Township, near County Road 492 and M-35. Oakland was thrown from the operator's seat and was pinned when the bulldozer rolled into a ditch. He died at the scene, police said. Oakland was alone at the time of the accident, but co-workers who were moving other equipment in the area discovered the incident minutes later. Police said the victim had been working on a snowmobile maintenance project. Assisting-troopers in investigating the non-traffic accident were the Ishpeming emergency medical squad, Negaunee Township Fire Department, Marquette County Sheriffs Department rescue unit, and Negaunee Police Department. _ Six children buried MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP)-— Hundreds of mourners gathered for the burial of six children, ending a four-day funeral for three brothers and three sisters whom authorities say were strangled by their mother. Six hearses carried the children's caskets to the cemetery in suburban St. Paul, where sprays of white flowers lay on^the ground and children carried colorful balloons. One woman raised her hand and vowed, "It happened this time, but will not happen,again." Kou Vang sobbed and comforted his friend, Tou Hang, the 29•'year-old father of the St. Paul children. The children's mother, Khoua Her, 24, is charged with six counts of second-degree murder. She is undergoing a 60-day psychiatric evaluation at the state hospital in St. Peter. Soliving Kong, the children's uncle, said nearly 15,000 people had stopped at the Metro Funeral Home since the gan Friday. ' In Canada Air Canada resumes flights TORONTO (AP) — Air Canada planes were back in the air Monda> for the first time in 12 days after the pilots of Canada's largest airline votcd-to end their strike and accept a two-year contract. Flights began to depart less than an hour after the contract approval was announced, although full, resumption of service was not expected until Thursday. The new deal — approved by 83 percent of the airline's 2,100 pilots — lias wage increases of 4 percent in the first year and 5 percent in the second. The.wage package is the same one the airline offered prior to the strike. The pilots abandoned their demand for a 12 percent raise ovei two years, but were able to obtain improvements in their schedules and pension plans. Painting lost in crash HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Gold, diamonds and a Picasso painting wore among the cargo of Swissair Flight HI that plunged into the ocean off Nova Scotia's coast. Swissair official Klaus Knappik told a news conference in Zurich that The Painter, worth an Estimated $1.5 million U.S., was on board when the plane crashed Sept. 2, killing all 229 people on board. Knappik said the painting was Please help us satisfy your needs by teljing us what you like or dislike about The Daily Globe. All surveys are eligible for a drawing of a $25 gift certificate to a local business. Surveys must be returned by September 19, 1998. in a normal freight container and was destroyed. Swissair would not release identities of the sender and receiver. Also on board Flight 111 was a kilogram of diamonds, "49.8 kilograms" of cash being transferred from one U.S. bank to another and an unidentified piece of artwork. Swissair did not give the value of the diamonds and the money, but said all the goods are still un- recovcred from the sea. Local News Local Sports Local Features Editorial Page Community News GOOD Q Q a a a AVERAGE •a a. a a a POOR a a a a a Syndicated Features National News International News Professional Sports Overall Quality GOOD a a a a a AVERAGE a ' a a a . a POOR a a- a a a What I Like Best About The Daily Globe:. What I Like Least About The Daily Globe:. What I Would Add to The Daily Globe: __ What I Would Improve In The Daily Globe:. Historian wins partial pension ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) — A Canadian historian who was denied an old-age pension because she spent too much time doing research out. of the country has won partial support from the government. Selma Barkham, 71, who discovered the world-famous Basque whaling site at Red Bay, Labrador, and was awarded the Order of Canada in 1982, said she was living hand to month until Sept. 1, when she was granted a partial pension. Barkham, a Canadian citizen since 1964, was told earlier this summer that she doesn't qualify for a pension because she spent too many years outside of Canada. That was time she spent researching the- historical relationship between the Basque region of Spain and Newfoundland for the Public Archives of Canada. What Daily Issue Of The Daily Globe Do You Most Enjoy? MON. TUBS. WED. THURS. FR1. SAT. Why? How Many People !n Your Household Read The Paper? How Many Times Per Week Do You Shop The Ads? Do You Read TV Action Scene? Q Yes Q No Minneapolis crime rate drops MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — City officials credit a new policing strategy that relies on computers and saturation patrols for a 14 percent drop in serious crime in the first nine months of the year. The drop announced Monday continued a trend first reported last spring. Then, as now, officials attributed the drop to a new program called CODEFOR. It uses computerized information to identify and quash emerging crime patterns quickly. Police Chief Robert Olson said he is confident Minneapolis will continue to see crime decreases through the end of this year. Would You Like To Participate In A Customer Comment Meeting? Q Yes Q No Would You Recommend The Daily Globe To Your Family and Friends? Q Yes Q No Newspapers Should Be Delivered By 5:00 P.M. Carrier Delivered Or In Mail If Postal Delivered. Q Always on time Q Usually on time Q Seldom on time Survey Completed By: \ ; Address: __ City: . • Zip:. .Telephone:. Send your completed survey to our office 1 [Q £. HcLeod Av<e. t Ironwood, Ml 49938 »Attn.; SURVEY DAILY GLOBE

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