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nisi Batfoit 6A DETROIT FREE PRESSSATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 1987 p""! r 1 1 1 It! metro llldatelino Ecorse receiver sees merger as only long-term solution By JOHN LEAR Western Wavne Bureau Chief The only long-term solution to the financial problems of Ecorse is for the downriver city to merge with at least one of its neighbor communities, the Ecorse court-appointed receiver said Friday. "I'm very positive about what we're doing," receiver Louis Schimmel said of efforts to cut costs and balance the city's $7.1 million budget. "But I'm very bleak about the future." Schimmel was appointed last December by Wayne County Circuit Judge Richard Dunn. Schimmel said the city's deficit was then $5.6 million and is substantially less now because of employe concessions and debt settlements, although an audit that would provide an exact figure is not yet done. But he said Ecorse no longer has the tax base to support services and restore decaying city facilities. Due largely to its dependence on the declining steel industry, Ecorse's Suicide suspected State police and mental health officials Friday were investigating the death of a patient who fell from a sixth-floor window at Northville Regional Psychiatric Hospital. From a preliminary investigation, police said Sherwin Jones, 40, of Westland, apparently jumped out of the window in A Building, the main facility, between 5 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Thursday. Police said an autopsy showed Jones' death was caused from trauma from a fall. "We're sure he went through a window on the sixth floor and we are investigating to see what other factors may have been involved," hospital director Dr. Walter Brown Health clinic employes call strike DETROIT - Employes are on strike at a southwest Detroit public health clinic, claiming that management terminated their contracts while negotiations were under way. Most of the 23 striking nurses, medical technicians, social workers and clerical workers picketed Friday at Community Health and Social Services, on W. Fort. Cheryl Trujillo, president of Local 1 640 of Council 25 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, said the workers struck after management refused to extend contract talks. Community Health and Social Services Director Ricardo Guzman could not be reached for comment. Trujillo said four supervisors were trying to keep the clinic open. STERLING HEIGHTS 2 charged in abuse Two former employes of the Toby Tyler Three-Ring Circus who police said tormented a chimpanzee to prepare it for an act were charged in warrants Thursday with animal cruelty. Steve Smith, 23, of Adrian, and Eric Kinnaman, 40, of Summerville, S.C., face up to 90 days in jail and $500 in fines if they are convicted. They allegedly threw water on "Tyrone the Terrible" July 30 until the animal became so enraged he beat his hands against his cage until they bled. DETROIT . Alcohol tests positive Two Canadians wno were killed in a grisly accident in the Detroit-Windsor tunnel early Monday each people B John Mason of Ann Arbor is the new director of financial aid at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, a post he had held on an interim basis since last November. Mason came to U-M-Dearborn in 1978 as assistant director of financial aid. Paul Skinner a former lieutenant 4 NT "1 $156 million tax base is about $60 million less than five years ago. Schimmel said he does not have the authority to force a merger and doesn't expect Ecorse or any of its neighbors to agree to one. The only alternative is the state Legislature stepping in, he said. "There should be a way to force municipalities together when they get in the kind of financial dilemma," he said. Mayor Harry White said he does not support a merger and doesn't think Ecorse voters would either. He called Schimmel's proposal "just another one of his helter-skelter plans." Schimmel said as "the next best thing" to a merger, he plans to seek contractors for major city services, such as road maintenance, police and fire. His appointment is in effect until December 1 989, but he said he plans to step down once he has contracted out the services because he will have done all he can do for the city. in fall at hospital said Friday. "The screens should be locked." Wayne County Probate Court records indicate Jones was hospitalized several times, including treatment ordered for mental depression and suicidal tendencies in August 1984 following his third suicide attempt in three years. His latest stay at Northville began April 1. At a May 27 Wayne County Probate Court hearing, it was ordered that Jones continue hospitalization for up to 90 days. In a July 1 update, a doctor wrote that "he (Jones) can reasonably be expected in the near future to intentionally or unintentionally injure himself." John Castine had a blood alcohol level of .20, police said Friday. Michigan law prohibits operating a motor vehicle while having a blood alcohol level of .10 or higher. Police said Glenn Prosser, 25, of Windsor, was decapitated when he leaned out of the driver's window and hit a pillar. Amy Stevens, 23, of Sarnia was thrown from the vehicle when she reached out the window to rescue Prosser, police said. Two others in the car were injured. ANN ARBOR Teen faces sentence A 14-year-old Ann Arbor youth faces sentencing Aug. 13 after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the shooting death of another teen while he was playing with a gun. Larry Evans entered the plea July 14 rather than face a juvenile court trial because evidence ruled out Evans' contention that the shooting of Larry Clay, 13, was ' accidental, said Ann Arbor Police Sgt. Terry Caldwell. ANN ARBOR Gift truck arrives Three Ann Arbor men delivered a garbage truck to the mayor of Juigalpa, Nicaragua, Thursday after driving it all the way from Ann Arbor. The garbage truck, a gift from Ann Arbor residents who have a sister-city program with Juigalpa, was presented to Mayor Rito Siles Blanco in a ceremony in the town market. Money to buy the $21,500 garbage truck was donated by people in Ann Arbor. and 21 -year veteran of the Dearborn Heights Fire Department has been promoted to fire inspector, and James Langlois, a former pump operator has been promoted to lieutenant. Langlois is a 17-year veteran and president of the Dearborn Heights Professional Firefighters Union. t ? L S"2 J State Bar honors The Free Press series "Young Outlaws" has won second prize in the State Bar of Michigan's Advancement of Justice Awards competition. The series described how Michigan's juvenile justice system was largely powerless to deal with today's young criminals. It was reported by David Ashenfelter, Darryl Fears, Eric Kinkopf, Patricia Montemurri, Joe Swickard and Michael G. Wagner. Photographer for the series was Manny Crisostomo. Project editors were James N. Crutchfield and Kevin Roseborough. Fred Girard of the Detroit News won first prize for "Drinking, Driving and Injustice." The other winners were obituaries Ex-Lebanese president led fight for freedom BEIRUT, Lebanon - (AP) - For mer President Camille Chamoun, 87. who helped lead PT Lebanons fight for indepen- rlpnrp and Inter requested the pi first U.S. military intervention in the Middle East, died Friday. A hospital statement said Chamoun Chamoun, who survived four assassination attempts, died of heart failure in St. Georges Hospital. Chamoun, a Maronite Catholic, David Chappell, 29, bowler was killed in accident Services for David Bradley Chappell, who won the 1984 Greater Detroit Bowlers Association Master's championship, will be at 11 a.m. today at the C.W. Morris Funeral Home, 12700 Hamilton, Highland Park. Mr. Chappell, 29, of Oak Park was hit by a car Sunday while bicycling on Eight Mile Road near Hubbell. He died Monday at Mt. Carmel Mercy Hospital, Detroit. His mother, Helen Thomas, said Mr. Chappell started bowling at age 10 in a Hazel Park children's bowling league. Bowling professionally was always his goal, she said. Said Tom McKay, association executive secretary-treasurer: "He has ft 1 V J 1 : Robert Sanf ord, 63, retired Hudson's exec Retired J.L. Hudson's department store executive Robert B. Sanford, 63, died Wednesday at his Ann Arbor home. Mr. Sanford started working for Hudson's in 1952. During his career he was general manager of the Southland store in Taylor and, in 1974, was the first general manager for Hudson's Briarwood Mall store in Ann Arbor. He retired in 1981 as assistant general manager of the downtown Detroit Hudson's. Most recently, he was sales coordinator for Ideation Inc. of Ann Arbor. He was a junior warden and vestryman of St. John's Episcopal Rniiu ina & W w Prizes! FunJojverJ TV star at WCCC Sabrina LeBeauf, who portrays Sondra on "The Cosby Show." addresses a crowd at the Drop-In-Day Rally at Wayne County Community College's downtown campus Friday. The rallies are designed to attract high school dropouts. JOHN COLLIER Detroit Free Press journalism eiiorts John Barnes of the Grand Rapids Press, third place for "Courts Leave Doors Open to Repeated Drunk Driving," and Rebecca Pierce of the Kalamazoo Gazette, fourth place for two stories on victims' right. In the broadcast division, Mike Wendland and Barbara Wilkinson of WDIV-TV won first prize with "Criminals at Large." The other broadcast winners were David Moore of WOOD radio in Grand Rapids, second place for "The Rights of the Wronged"; Ryan Reed of WSGW radio in Saginaw, third place for "Juvenile Justice from the Law's Eyes," and Mike Lewis and Terrence Oprea of WDIV-TV for "Trouble Inside," a look at Michigan prisons. was jailed briefly by French authorities with other Lebanese independence leaders in 1943, shortly before France gave Lebanon its independence. He was president from 1952 to 1958. Shortly before his term ended in 1958, he asked President D wight Eisenhower for U.S. military help to quell a Muslim uprising. Eisenhower sent 5,000 soldiers and marines, who landed on the beaches of Lebanon. The force stayed in Beirut for six months. In 1975, civil war erupted again between Christian rightists and mostly Muslim leftists. That fight still continues. Mr. Chappell competed in state and regional bowling contests. certainly been one of the top bowlers for seven or eight years." A member of the Professional Bowlers Association, Mr. Chappell competed in state and regional contests. A Detroit native, he graduated from Mumford High School and attended Wayne County Community College. In addition to his mother, Mr. Chappell is survived by his father, Settie Chappell; a son, David Jr.; two brothers, and four sisters. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery. Church of Detroit. He was past president of Kiwanis Club No. 1 of Detroit. He was a member of the Speakers Bureau and the United Foundation and was a World War II Navy veteran. . He is survived by his wife, Doris; two sons, David and Steven; a daughter, Lindsay Smither; two granddaughters; a brother, and two sisters. Services will be at 1 1 a.m. today at St. John's Episcopal Church, Woodward and the Fisher Freeway, Detroit. Friends may call at the church at 10 a.m. today. Memorial donations may be sent to St. John's Episcopal Church. tor nui jsx. ' At partlclpaing centers of the Michigan Bowling Proprietors Bird embryo deformities cause concern about lakes MUSKEGON HEIGHTS - Grotesque deformities in embryos of fish-eating birds may signal a major undetected threat to the Great Lakes environment from PCBs and dioxin, a noted researcher said. Jim Ludwig, a private consultant under contract with the Department of Natural Resources, said his studies of double-crested cormorants and Caspian terns showed deformities two to four times greater than what might be expected. "It's just mind-boggling," Ludwig said, after presenting his findings to the state Natural Resources Commission. "There's no question in my mind that it is real and that it is serious." EAST LANSING Treasurer mulls run State Treasurer Robert Bowman said Friday he's leaning toward a run for Congress next year. "The odds are better than 50-50 that . I will run," he said during a taping of public television's "Off the Record." Bowman said after the program that he'd like to decide this month whether to run against Republican incumbent Carl Pursell of Ann Arbor. CORUNNA Pilot charged in chase A pilot who taxied his small plane straight for a Shiawassee County sheriff's deputy has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, the county prosecutor said Friday. Jon Olsen of Haslett was ordered held on $2,500 bond after standing mute at his 66th District Court arraignment, county Prosecutor David Chamoun was instrumental in forging Israel's alliance with Lebanon's Christians. The alliance was an important factor in Israel's decision to invade Lebanon in 1 982 in an effort to rout Palestinian guerillas from southern Lebanon and Beirut. Chamoun was finance minister in the current Muslim-Christian cabinet, A government statement said Chamoun was to be buried Sunday in his hometown of Deir el-Kamar, which is controlled by Druze warlord Walid Jumblatt's Progressive Socialist Party- Chamoun left two sons, Dory, 55, and Dany, 53. Chamoun's wife, Zel-pha, died in 1971. Marion Yake, 85, loved to make music for others By ZACHARE BALL Free Press Staff Writer Marion L. Yake entertained herself by entertaining others for most of her life. Mrs. Yake played saxophone with all-female orchestras around Michigan in the 1930s and 1940s. She also played piano in local bars and nightclubs, and in later years, at the senior citizens residence where she lived. "She liked classical and modern, she could do anything," said her daughter, Shirley Follebout. "She loved it all. They'd get her playing in a bar, and she'd never take a break. She just loved to play." Mrs. Yake, 85, died Wednesday at her St. Clair Shores home. Born Marion L. Fisher in Caro, she once played piano for the Go Go Grannies, a senior citizen accordion group that entertained at nursing homes and parties. While living at the Father Taileau Residence in Roseville, Mrs. Yake entertained the residents with her piano playing. She was a member of the Detroit Federation of Musicians since 1925. In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Yake is survived by another daughter, Randee Milleville; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services will be at 9:15 a.m. today at the Arthur J. Van Lerberghe Funeral Home, 30600 Harper, St. Clair Shores, followed by a 10 a.m. mass at St. Athanasius Church, 18720 Thirteen Mile Road, Roseville. Burial will be private. McClernan said. McClernan said Deputy Vic Oulette was investigating a complaint of reckless flying when he was chased by the single-engine Cessna Skyhawk about 12:30 a.m. Friday. McClernan said Olsen steered his plane at Oulette and chased him briefly- LANSING Elks Club denies bias The Lansing Elks Club is denying charges of racial discrimination in its answer to a $1.25 million lawsuit filed by a black community leader who sought to join the lodge. The two-page answer, submitted by Grand Rapids attorney Richard Hooker on behalf of Elks Lodge 196, calls allegations filed by Alvin Pickett untrue and asks the court to dismiss the complaint. Pickett, 57, a Department of Corrections employe, was rejected in his bid to become an Elks member in June. He would have been the lodge's first black member. This day ialllchigsa Aug. 8: James Blanchard, Michigan's 45th governor was born on this day in 1942. DR. CHUL SOO SON, 43 Dr. ChulSoo Son, 43, senior staff anesthesiologist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, died of cancer Tuesday at the hospital. Dr. Son of Bloomfield Hills began working at Henry Ford Hospital in 1976. In 1982, he was division head of neuro-anesthesia there. Dr. Son, who was born in Chae Joo, South Korea, received his medical degree from Chonnam University, Kwangju, South Korea in 1968. He had internships at National Medical Center, Seoul, and Mt. Carmel Mercy Hospital, Detroit. His residency was at the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo. Since 1 979, he was an elder at Korean Presbyterian Church USA, Southfield. He is survived by his wife, Helen; a daughter, Grace, and two sons, Samuel and Daniel. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Korean Presbyterian Church USA, 27075 W. Nine Mile Road, Southfield. JOHN WILLIAM BONINO, 66 B Gail & Rice Productions vice-president John William Bonino, 66, died Wednesday at his Ann Arbor home. In 1956, Mr: Bonino started working as a sales representative for the agency, which later moved from Detroit to Livonia. He attended the University of Michigan and was a member of the Lions-Westown. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; a son, Anthony J; two daughters, Liza Waldman and Mara Murphy, and seven grandchildren. No funeral is planned. deaths elsewhere B Nobusuke Kishi, 90, former Japanese prime minister, has died in Tokyo. As minister of commerce and industry in 1941, Kishi was among those who signed Japan's declaration of war against the United States. He later helped push through a post-war alliance with the United States that was so controversial it forced him to resign. He was prime minister from 1957 to 1960. Ira Clarence Eaker, 91, a retired Air Force general, has died at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington. In December 1942 he became commander of the 8th Air Force and later commanded all U.S. Army Air Forces in England. Mikhail S. Ryazansky, 78, who supervised the creation of radio control systems for Soviet rockets and spacecraft, has died, it was reported in Moscow. Association. Some tlatrlctlont apply.m

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