Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan on November 3, 1988 · Page 1
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L Keep It Simple . Pared-down styles for spring '89 "FASHION, 1C Always In Motion PiTiiA Hospitalized Heart attack fells Bears coach Sports, ID i2 at rest, Anita Baker doesn't sit still The Way We Live, IB Metro Final Mostly sunny. High 55, low 43. Friday: Partly cloudy Details, Page 2 A Thursday November 3, 1988 For home delivery call 222-6500 20 cents On Guard For 157 Years it met w Formula One cars bumped irom rax " Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna are out; Danny Sullivan and Mario Andretti are in. Mayor Coleman Young is expected to announce today that Indianapolis-style cars will replace Grand Prix Formula One cars next June in downtown Detroit's annual road race, according to officials familiar with the change. They spoke on condition that they not be identified. The change will not be noticeable to casual fans because Formula One and Indy-style racing are similar, officials said. They said the weekend format will remain, and the course will be largely the same that the Formula One cars used for the last seven summers. The reasons for the change were not known late Wednesday. - Formula One officials have complained about bumpy roads and lack of a permanent garage and pit location. The Detroit Grand Prix was the only Formula One race in the United States last year. Last June, Young announced that next summer's Grand Prix would be held on the western tip of Belle Isle. But after considerable public protests, Young said Oct. 13 that the Grand Prix will remain downtown. By Bill McGraw State probes UP defense contractor By David ashenfelter and Michael G. Wagner Free Press Staff Writers . State officials said Wednesday they are investigating a financially troubled Upper Peninsula defense contractor that may be using the state unemployment fund to subsidize its payroll. The Michigan Employment Security Commission (MESC) is investigating the business practices of Kinross Manufacturing Corp., a minority defense contractor near Sault Ste. Marie. The munitions company, already the target of federal grand jury investigations in Grand Rapids and New York, is now being probed following admissions by its president, published in Monday's Free Press, that as many as 50 laid-off workers have been drawing unemployment benefits while working for free or at reduced wages. "We're looking into it," said Tom Malek, MESC deputy director. The Free Press reported Monday that investigators are trying to determine whether KMC may have defrauded the federal government by selling the military defective products, as several former employes alleged. The newspaper also found that the company had to get two special rule waivers to gain admittance to the U.S. Small See Kinross, Page 13A Imelda Marcos, left, charged along with her husband, deposed Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, with fraud and racketeering, found a benefactor Wednesday in tobacco heiress Doris Duke, who agreed to pay her $5 million bail. Duke is "happy to help a friend," said Duke's lawyer. Marcos planned to return immediately to her home in Honolulu. Story on Page 9A. Reuters Bank calls for Chop House tab Lawsuit charges downtown restaurant owes more than $138,000 by Sandy mcClure And molly Abraham Free Press Staff Writers Michigan National Bank is suing downtown Detroit's landmark 52-year-old restaurant, the London Chop House, and its owner Lanie Pincus for non-payment of more than $138,000 from a $150,000 loan. The bank could wind up taking over the restaurant at 155 W. Congress if the amount is not repaid, but that is not expected to happen, Farmington Hills lawyer Douglas Bernstein, who repre sents the bank, said Wednesday. He said he "hopes for a friendly settlement." "We don't want to wind up running the Chop House," he said. "All we want to do is make sure the collateral doesn't go anywhere. . . . Possession is one alternative, but I don't want to be in the restaurant business." Oakland County Circuit Judge Jessica Cooper signed an order, presented to her by the bank late Tuesday and filed Wednesday in the county clerk's office, that protects the restaurant's assets pending the outcome of a hearing Nov. 16. The order requires Pincus to preserve the status quo at the restaurant until the hearing, said Bernstein. Pincus, reached at the Chop House Wednesday evening, said, "I have nothing to say because I don't know anything about it." Once virtually without competition as the place to see and be seen in Detroit, "the Chop" was a hangout for See CHOP HOUSE, Page 13A Wooing m . ' . ' - ..r v .::-.... . . v. ;P ...... -; . ...v. . .. "' ; e : - . : . ' ,.yi i . J ' k 'r. J i j i t ' , ; . I Is ' - ' '-ill rt . - ; s W . - " k f )' i ' . . " ..' .... .. t . , ... , . r:':.:,b;,'r V , ' . '.t)i.;f,' IL - v - . ,'- J --- '- x L- ICfflGAN Analysts: Bush using Gipper for insurance BY KAREN SCHNEIDER Free Press Staff Writer George Bush's plan to showcase President Ronald Reagan in Michigan on Saturday is akin to buying flight insurance before the last leg of a long, arduous journey, political analysts said Wednesday. But to Michael Dukakis' Michigan campaign, the move is Bush's "last-ditch attempt" to pull off a victory in a state where Democrat Dukakis is closing in on his Republican rival in the presidential campaign's final days. The Dukakis campaign's view would appear to be in the minority: Even political analysts who lean Democratic said Reagan's appearance is a sign that Bush wants to cement a victory in Michigan, considered by the Bush campaign and many media organizations to be in the GOP column. "It's probably more playing it safe than anything else," said David Rohde, political science professor at Michigan State University and expert on presidential elections. Rohde, who expects Proposal A support slips, 2 polls say. Page SA. If Dukakis wins, he would be cautious. Page 8A. In Friends: A voter's guide to township elections and local proposals in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Bush to win in Michigan, said he plans to vote for Dukakis. Noting Bush's usual caution, Rohde said his Bush's campaign strategy is, "You play it out as, fully as you can and you do as much as you can to stave off the undesirable occurring. Reagan is still very popular. He would be an asset almost anywhere he goes." The Reagan visit, his second to Michigan in a month, will emphasize again the importance of Michigan as a battleground state. It is no accident, either, that he has chosen Macomb County for his return engagement. See REAGAN, Page 14A Deadline passes; lawn sign to draw ticket, official says ALAN KAMUDADetrott Free Press Vice-President George Bush waves to supporters as balloons fall from the ceiling during a rally at Catholic Central High School in Lansing on Wednesday. Bush told supporters in two rallies in Michigan that he is a mainstream candidate who is "on your side." Story, Page 3A. BY DENNIS NIEMIEC Free Press Staff Writer A Wayne woman whose political lawn sign has attracted national attention and hundreds of calls of support will be ticketed today for violating a city ban on such signs, the Wayne city manager said late Wednesday afternoon. Rose Mary Miller's fight to display a 20-by-14-inch sign mushroomed into a national story when the American Civil Liberties Union said it supports her fight to keep it. The sign supports Vice-President George Bush and running mate Dan Quayle, the Republican duo who have used "card-carrying member of the ACLU" as a put-down for Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis. Scott Grigg, state press secretary I Soundoff, Page 15A. for the Bush campaign, said: "The vice-president has opposed certain stands of the ACLU ... but he has never opposed the ACLU as an organization or concept." Grigg would not comment specifically on the sign issue in Wayne. Miller refused to remove the sign from her front yard Wednesday, despite a city ultimatum ordering her to do so or face prosecution. The city's prohibition against political signs on yards and public property carries a maximum penalty of a $500 fine and 90 days in jail. City Manager Tom Daily indicated early Wednesday afternoon that the city would not challenge the sign but See SIGN, Page 14A John Irish leaves the courthouse Wednesday in Ontario after he was freed without bond. ; He is charged with accepting money while posing as a priest after the crash of Flight 255. PAULINE LUBENS Dotroft Free Press 'A in 4 T 4, Crash 'priest' suspect free until hearing by jack kresnak And Brian Flanigan Free Press Staff Writers BELLEVILLE, Ontario John Irish was freed without bond Wednesday but ordered to live with his brother in Ottawa while awaiting a hearing on his extradition to Detroit, where he is accused of fraudulently obtaining money from Northwest Airlines after the crash of Flight 255. Irish, who was arrested Tuesday in Trenton, Ontario, is charged in a warrant with accepting money from the airline for lodging and meals while posing as a priest after the Aug. 16, 1987 crash at Metro Airport to steer grieving relatives to a Florida lawyer. "I'm glad this part of it is over. I'm very relieved," Irish said as he left the courtroom Wednesday. "On the advice of my attorney, I cannot comment any further. ... I am sorry." Asked if he was innocent, Irish said: "Yes." Trenton police obtained a warrant to arrest Irish when they ran his name through a law enforcement computer after questioning him in connection with a sexual assault. He has not been charged in that case. At Wednesday's hearing, Hastings County District Court Judge Richard Byers refused a request from Trenton Crown Counsel Thomas Valentine to have Irish post bond and surrender his Canadian passport. But Byers ordered Irish, 47, an Englishman who emigrated to Canada in 1958, to live with his brother Edward Irish, a Canadian government See IRISH, Page 15A iHiL Business 8B Classified Ads 12D Comics 14D Crossword Puzzle 15D Death Notices 6C Greater Detroit 6A Horoscope 14D Movie Guide 15D Obituaries 6C Stock Markets 11B Television ; . . . 4B Volume 158, Number 178 1988, Detroit Free Press Lotto .... 2, 13, 14, 15, 18, 22 Wednesday 355 and 8773 Lotto jackpot $1.5 million 7(T T

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