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Detroit, Michigan
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Wednesday, November 13, 1985
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datofinG Llfchan Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1985 DETROIT FREE PRESS 14A STATE SUPREME COURT RULING Marquette ronwood The DNR and Mack agree there's a beaver problem in the UP; the argument is over the extent of the problem. Beaver war Battle lines State Sen. Joseph Mack wants to declare war on beavers which Mack calls "amphibious rats" because, he says, they're chewing down trees in the Upper Peninsula faster than loggers can cut them down. "It is no secret that beavers are causing tremendous damage to the natural resources of our state," Mack, D-Ironwood, said in a statement Tuesday. "They have invaded cemeteries and destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of timber." Beaver dams also are flooding forests and destroying trout streams in Mack's district, he said. Ronald Skoog, director Sen. Mack of the state Department of Natural Resources, and the state's Natural Resources Commission are ignoring the problem, Mack said. The DNR denies the charge. Department officials say they have begun controlling the animals by extending trapping seasons by six weeks in 1983 and removing lmits on how many animals trappers can take in the western UP. A bill sponsored by Mack that was recently reported out of a Senate committee would let the director of a UP regional DNR office declare a beaver emergency and remove most WHEN YOU CALL US, YOU PAY LESS. Detroit Free Press GOLD ADS 222-5 or Toll-free 1-800-572-3670 INTRODUCING A WATERFORD TRIO CLASSIFIED These beautiful new patterns from Waterford are sure to add a happy note to all your festive occasions. Choose from the elegant and sophisticated look of Shandon, f 42.50, Glandore, featuring Waterford's famous laurel design at $32, or the contemporary swirl cut of Michele, $32. cIharIes w. warren MMHHtr MALL. I 111) 641 HIP unuiw nnrrtwi) Miunmoo wasm rumunt OAKLAND TM1VE OAKS mr mm ahtr Ori m wt xfeaae Aarlcai bprat. Urn mmiUH. File Pholo in the UP? are drawn restrictions on killing them. Mack lauded a Wisconsin program that awarded $25 to anyone producing a dead beaver, but he hasn't proposed a beaver bounty in Michigan. State biologists agree with Mack that the beaver population is growing because trappers are killing fewer of the animals. But Bob Strong, wildlife biologist for the DNR in the UP, said the measures the department has taken are sufficient. "We've got a beaver problem, but not to the extent that Sen. Mack thinks we do," Strong said. "You just can t declare all-out war on beavers because the problems aren't that bad that we can t solve them. In the western UP, where the animals are a major nuisance, DNR permits allow beavers to be shot or trapped outside the regular season, which started Oct. 25. Trappers are losing interest in beavers because the price for prime pelts has dropped from $80 more than a decade ago to about $25' this year, Strong said. Fewer people are buying garments made from animal furs, Strong said. It is unsafe and illegal to shoot beavers, according to Strong. The animals are usually found in ponds and streams, where a rifle bullet that misses the target can skip in any direction, he said. A better solution, Strong said, is to improve the market for trappers by promoting Michigan beaver hats or the sale of beaver meat. "They're good eating. You can bake 'em just like you would a raccoon," Strong said. SEARS misji-, Minimum order: 2 rooms. Combined living areas count as separate rooms. WHOLE HOUSE $9999 UPHOLSTERY CLEANING $5500 Sola Any sofa (including loose back cushions). Additional chairs, $20 each. FREE HALL plus maximum 8 cleaning areas: any combination of rooms, halls or staircases. Gel FREE HALL Sears When your guests arrive, you want everything to be out hidden dirt. We're experts at cleaning upholstery, perfect. So don't forget those dirty carpets! Order 4 or too! 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"We hold that the Legislature in 1935 intended the Prison Reimbursement Act to apply to all inmates of the state penal system," the court stated in a 4-3 decision. The act applies to all inmates and not just those in the three prisons built by 1935 and mentioned in the 1935 law, it ruled. The decision will enable the state to resume collecting money from prisoners who can afford reimbursement, said state Attorney General Frank Kel-ley. The state has about 19 cases pending that seek about $376,000 from inmates, said Assistant Attorney General Gary Kress. ADRIAN Employes to be tested About 500 current and former em ployes of Anderson Development Co. will be tested for possible effects of Curene 442, a chemical that has caused bladder cancer in test animals, officials said. The chemical, used in polyurethane products, was manufactured by the firm between 1968 and 1979. 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Albosta said his candidacy is to "set the course for the next century" in the district and to assure Michigan "gets fair treatment in tax laws and all legislation." MT. PLEASANT Embezzling alleged Federal embezzlement charges r Volunteers sought for Lafayette Clinic is seeking people who suffer from Raynaud's disease to investigate how biofeedback works in the treatment of the disorder, and Sinai Hospital needs volunteers with mild high blood pressure to test the effectiveness of a new drug. Volunteers in the Lafayette Clinic study, financed by a $300,000' grant from the National Institutes of Health, will be taught biofeedback techniques without charge. In biofeedback, mechanical monitors are used in teaching people how to control various body functions. 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He was charged with forgery and uttering and publishing in connection with a $1 million promissory note allegedly negotiated Oct. 31 at the bank in the name of a local manufacturing firm official. Similar charges had been lodged by the state. TRAVERSE CITY Firehouse fire probed TRAVERSE CITY - Officials were , investigating a fire at Fire Station No. 1 that destroyed a fire engine and damaged its holding garage early Tuesday. Damage was estimated to be at least $60,000. Four fire fighters at the station were sleeping in an adjacent building when the blaze occurred. Fire fighters said they heard an explosion before the fire began. Compiled from Free Press staff and wire reports two medical studies in the fingers and toes. Cold and emotional stress trigger attacks. People interested in volunteering should call psychologist Robert Freedman at 256-9420, or his associate, Peter Ianni, at 256-9362, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The clinic is in Detroit. 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