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4A DETROIT FREE PRESSTUESDAY, JULY 12, 1988 1 Campers happy to follow fire ban State police add suspects to 10 most wanted list It's just not the same sitting around a propane lantern singing "Kum-ba-ya" or telling scary stories about crawling eyes. Lou from Trenton arrived at Ossineke with his 10-year-old trailer and a two-day supply of firewood, he said. "But I won't use it until the ban is lifted." So on Lou's first night of a nine-day camping vacation, he stayed up briefly to sip coffee around a sterno can, sitting on the picnic table. Two women from Detroit who had been camping at Ossineke a week ago watched with surprise as a man from California lit a campfire and stoked it but good. One finally got the gumption to approach the man, tactfully saying, "Oh! I didn't know the governor had lifted the ban." The camper from California asked, "What ban?" When told, he continued to stoke his fire and replied: "Well, I doubt the governor will be up here." People from California DNR bans off-road vehicles in UP.

Page 16 sion, the campsites can be checked regularly, he said. Campers have been good about following the emergency rules, Sutton said. Some tickets have been issued to negligent campers, he said, although he's not sure how many. "We thought we'd have a lot of hassle by not having campfires, but that really hasn't happened; people have co-operated," he said. At the Ossineke campground, you could see the effects of no rain as soon as you entered the campgrounds in a section of the Mackinaw State Forest.

The gravel and dirt road leading to campsites was edged with ferns and saplings covered with gray dust. All along the road, downed pine and hemlock there for campfires some day rested with needles turning an orange-brown. The forest floor was covered with browning needles, which left wide trails as if nature laid a fuse through the woods much like cowboys did with gun powder in those old westerns. But, without campfires, some of the ambiance is gone. Once darkness set in, the only flickers piercing the northern Michigan night came from the fireflies.

Along the beach on Thunder Bay at the state forest campground in Ossineke, you could see the bugs pumping flashes, darting out of the tinder dry pine or meandering close to the still warm sand. But those were the only flickers late at night; no embers from campfires, no flames playing before children, teasing them to toast another marshmallow. And that's good news. It means that campers at least at Ossineke are obeying Gov. James Blanchard's ban on campfires on unsupervised public land.

He even said smokers couldn't puff if they planned to puff on public land because the forests were so dry that the slightest spark could cause a forest fire. Now, understand there are several places where campers may have camp-fires in 24-hour supervised state parks, or private campgrounds where there is constant supervision except in the Upper Peninsula, where camp accused kidnapper and rapist and two alleged killers have been added to the Michigan State Police's list of the 10 most wanted fugitives. Added to the list compiled by the Michigan State Police Fugitive Team were: Walter Edward Collie, 36, who is 'wanted by Westland and state police in the May 13 stabbing deaths of Patricia Casey, 41, and 'her son, Louis Casey, 26. Police say 'the victims were killed when they 1 intervened in an argument between Collie and another man. Gilbert Dean Luberda, 32, who is being sought by state police and authorities in New Baltimore for the January 1987 kidnapping and sexual assault of a Macomb County -woman.

John Kelly Gentry 35, who is being sought by the Monroe County Sheriffs Department for the April 1983, stabbing death of Barbara Gerber, 25, of Deerfield. Gentry Lutherans will push for anti-abortion vote Stray Social Security checks sought in northwest Detroit 3 "'till' ft f. "4 7 li i tt jC" I IV Peter Cavrilovich city life fires have been banned on all public land as well as on private campgrounds. There are differences between state forest campgrounds and state parks different administrations, for one. State parks have constant supervision; state forests are sparsely supervised.

State parks are like camping in your driveway: electricity on sites, showers, toilets, few tents. State forests are for real campers. No showers, no juice, outhouses and several tents. Art Sutton, the fire prevention specialist with the state Department of Natural Resources, said the threat of forest fire doesn't come from errant sparks, but from negligent campers who don't make sure campfires are smothered before they leave the campsite. Where there's 24-hour supervi- guard is charged Fountain was on duty at the First Baptist Institutional Church at 17101 W.

Seven Mile Road when he allegedly saw Lewis about 3 p.m. taking hubcaps from a 1988 Plymouth parked in the lot, according to a police investigator's report. When Lewis ran off, Fountain ordered him to halt four times before firing once, with his privately owned .357 Magnum, documents filed with the court showed. Lewis fell to the ground, dropping the hubcaps he had taken, then ran around the corner on Biltmore where collapsed, according to the documents. Lewis' relatives, contacted at his home in the 10800 block of Monica, declined to comment.

Newspaper Rates In Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Monroe and Livingston counties: Daily: Newsstand .20 per copy Home Delivery 1.15 per week Sunday; Newsstand .75 per copy Home Delivery .75 per copy AHOther Counties: Daily: Newsstand .20 per copy Carrier Home Delivery 1.20 per week Motor Route Delivery 1.30 per week Sunday: Newsstand .75 per copy Carrier Home Delivery .75 per copy Motor Route Delivery .75 per copy Mail Subscription Rates Within the State el Michlitn DETROIT The Postal Service Said it is investigating reports that some residents in the Grand River- Telegraph area have not received expected Social Security checks. "We've received between 100 and 200 complaints about missing Social Security checks and our station managers are searching for them," Postal Inspector Fred Van- dePutte said Monday. All of the checks were to be delivered in the 48019 zip code, an area that Postal Service workers call "Old Redford," he said. "It may simply be a case of a bag of mail that got misrouted," Vande- Putte said. VandePutte said anyone living in the northwest Detroit neighbor-' hood who has not received a check as expected should immediately contact the Social Security Administration so a replacement check can be issued.

Swimmer dies after rescue PONTIAC A Troy man who was pulled from Stoney Lake in Oxford Township on Saturday died Sunday morning at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital. Mark Parrinello, 33, was swimming in the lake about 7:45 p.m. Saturday when he went under in about 15 feet of water, according to police. He was rescued by an off-duty Oakland County marine deputy and resuscitated with help from the Oxford Township Fire Department. Rent referendum allowed DETROIT A rent control referendum will stay on the Aug.

2 ballot, despite a state law passed last week that prohibits local governments from enacting such ordinances, a judge ruled Monday. I Wayne County Circuit Judge Richard Kaufman, in refusing to i strike the proposal from the ballot, said it is not clear whether all portions of the proposed ordinance would be invalidated by Police search for missing man Detroit police are searching for James Reid, a mentally handicapped man who has been missing from his west side home since 8 p.m. Saturday. Reid, 18, a student at Wingert Trainable Center, was last seen walking a white chihuahua dog near Michigan Avenue and Tillman. "He can't read or write and doesn't speak very well," said his mother, Virginia Reid.

She said her son has a right hand that always appears to be swollen, the result of being frostbitten when he was a youngster, and a half -moon-shaped scar on his right cheek. Anyone with information about Reid's whereabouts is asked to call the 3rd (Vernor) Precinct detective bureau any time at 224-4025. also is wanted by police in Toledo in the April 1983 slaying of a shopkeeper, William Veith, 52, according to police. Anyone with information on these three men can call the state police at 525-2560 anytime. They replace on the most wanted list three men who have been apprehended.

They are: Christopher Anderson Epps, who was arrested April 28 by the FBI in Euless, in a five-month Michigan crime spree beginning in November 1987, that included rape and armed robbery in Washtenaw County and kidnapping, robbery and auto theft in Monroe County. Jeffrey Bernard Allison, who was arrested by police in Columbus, Ohio, on April 30 in the December 1987 slaying of a Pontiac man. Phillip Lee Lippert, who was arrested May 20 by the FBI in Narvasto, after escaping five years ago from a Michigan prison, where he was serving a life sentence. the bill Gov. James Blanchard signed into law.

People for Better Housing in Detroit sued last week to have the question removed from the Detroit ballot. Kenneth Mclntyre, an attorney for the group, said it may! appeal Kaufman's decision. The group includes the Greater Detroit Chamber of Commerce, Detroit Edison, real estate agents, builders and major developers. The proposed ordinance would limit rent increases to five percent a year, and create a review commission to handle complaints and requests from tenants and landlords. 2 girls shot while playing DETROIT Two cousins, ages 2 and 5, were shot as they were playing in a backyard in the 17100 block of W.

McNichols at about 8 p.m. Monday, police said. The mother of one of the children said the girls were caught in the gunfire when four men across the adjacent alley began arguing about drugs. "It's a shame when your kids can't even play in the backyard," said Arleen Shannon. Her five-year-old daughter, Nicole Shannon, was in good condition with a graze wound to her left arm at Mt.

Carmel Hospital, a spokeswoman said. The two-year-old, Iris Blakley, was listed in stable condition at the hospital with a gunshot wound to her right forearm. The girls ran up to the upper apartment where Shannon was visiting her sister, the mother of Iris Blakley, and cried and screamed that they had been shot, Shannon said. By the time she and her sister, Andrea Blakley, got to the backyard, the men had "jumped into a cab and took off," she said. Police had no one in custody Monday night.

a drug slaying Prosecutor Larence Kozma. Prosecutor Larence Kozma. Gallant, who told police he had been unemployed since taking a recent buyout from General Motors is scheduled to be sentenced July 26 by Judge Steven Andrews. Ordiway said Volpe beat Gunn and shot her once in the left arm at Gallant's home, a suspected crack house on Roanoke near Kenwood in the Nine, Mile-Coolidge area of Oak Park. Volpe and Carl Maskey, 26, of Southfield, then put her in Volpe's pickup, where she was shot twice more.

Her body was dumped in an alley behind W. Outer Drive near Livernois in northwest Detroit, Ordiway said. Detroit Police homicide investigators identified her from fingerprints' taken in earlier arrests in Detroit, and handled the investigation until it re-' vealed the killing had occurred in Oak Park. t- BY RICK PLUTA United Press International LANSING Michigan's largest Lutheran denomination will take its first foray into politics by throwing support behind an anti-abortion ballot initiative, the president of the Michigan District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod said Monday. The Rev.

John Heins of Ann Arbor, re-elected to the post at the district's convention two weeks ago, said the denomination will work through Right to Life of Michigan's campaign to approve a proposal on the Nov. 8 ballot to ban Medicaid-funded abortions in Michigan. "We're embracing the organization and we're going to work through them," said Mr. Heins, who sits on the Right' to Life of Michigan steering committee. He said church members are being encouraged to educate themselves on the abortion issue, lobby neighbors and friends to vote for the proposal and raise money and contribute to the campaign.

"Our giving potential is tremendous" in terms of finances, he said. He said the long-term goal is to "see if we can overturn Roe vs. Wade," the 1973 Supreme Court decision that said a woman has a right to abortion on demand. Michigan is one of the few states to still have tax-funded abortions, Mr. Heins said.

The church's potential effect on the ballot proposal is unclear. But the Michigan district of the Missouri Synod has 200,000 members, Mr. Heins said. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has 176,000 members in the state. Right to Life officials were not available Monday for comment.

President Heins, whose position corresponds to that of bishop in many other denominations, said the church normally does not become involved in 4 DAYS EACH WEEK 1 DAY FUN TRIP Pan GET: $30.00 Quarter! 15.00 Food Credit Airport Transfer $10.00 Future Credit A J20.00 Future Air Credit JULY FRI. ST. DEPARTURES 1 OpmlotPutlclfmlCwttKllltqulrti mum 75 Vaalad Sulfa lit 11 Sapphlra Sharhakln Bull S4t 135 Acid With Dtnlm Shlrl Short Sat lit 17 Sutpandart tit $25 Plaatad Slaoki 2S20 125 Zlpptrad Jicktli $9 $105 8llk Sport Sulla IS 114 McQranor Snort Bhlrf 35 Famoua Nama twaatahlrl i2 155 OlvtiKhy Jogging Sulla 2R 120 TH and Hankla Sail J111 a The Rev. David Mahsman said, "We've had a very strong pro-life stance for a long political questions, "but we felt that this one was too important." The Rev. David Mahsman, director of news and information for the synod, said, "We've had a very strong pro-life stance for a long time.

Said Mr. Heins: "We go to scripture, and we see very clearly from Genesis that God speaks very clearly of a fetus as a human being." He said the church has asked members to follow their conscience when they vote. The Missouri Synod and the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod oppose abortion while the other major Lutheran denomination, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, takes a pro-choice stand. 1'2 SO! 4 DAYS3 NITES OR 5 DAYS4 NITES OR VIA CONTINENTAL DQMCHMTERPKSS. FROM $249 00 It's true We've Gone Bananas to clear out our racks, make new Friends and five out bananas to everyone It's a New and Fun Sale! Come Go Bananas with us.

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Sunday from a chest wound. The security guard, Major Fountain 59, of Detroit, was charged with second-degree murder in 36th District Court. Fountain also was charged with possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Magistrate Vesta Svenson set a $3,000 cash bond and scheduled Fountain's preliminary exam for July 19. jOelroit ifvcc Press ITU KNIGHT bi.lt RJDDf A Knlght-Ridder Newspaper (U.S.P.S.

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