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Daily Globe (Newspaper) - June 11, 2001, Ironwood, Michigan COMMAND Horry stars down the stretch as Lakers win in Philadelphia to grab NBA Finals lead Pg 7 MONDAY JUNE 11 2001 School elections are today in Michigan Polls will remain open until 8 p.m local time GOOD DAY Aijala Kathleen Meade and Tim Mattson Congratulations on placing third in the Web page contest at Hurley K-12 School From your parents FORECAST TONIGHT Showers and thunderstorms likely Lo 63 TUESDAY Partly sunny with a chance of late afternoon ers and storms Hi 76 Page 2 THE WEEK IRONWOOD MICHIGAN SO CENTS Closure or Oklahoma City bomber McVeigh makes no comment before execution June 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 London Bridge is falling down falling down falling down Just a month after the announcement that it will move and eliminate the toric swing bridge which crosses Ontonagon River to a point upstream the Michigan Department of Transportation will send representatives to the Ontonagon Village Council meeting this evening The public may ask state why they chose a site which wasn't the community's first choice though the never sent a clear message about that or the cy's first choice Staff writer Jan Tucker will be on hand to tor the proceedings Today Ironwood residents will be able to plumb the depth of support for the Education First committee which strived to motivate a no vote on a plan to build a new elementary school here Voters go to the polls to select two school board members here Education First has been acting as a sort of political action committee in support of candidates who opposed a new school and in opposition to porters of the school plan School board elections are being held across Gogebic and Ontonagon counties Most ers are lightly contested The week is to be ed with the Ironwood City Commission scheduled to hold a WEEK Page 2 INDEX Comics 10 Community 4 Obituaries 5 Opinion 9 Sports Tidbits 3 WorldWatch 6 TERRE HAUTE Ind AP The eminent Timothy McVeigh so despised executed him by chemical injection today taking his life in exchange for the 168 lives lost when he blew up the Oklahoma City federal building six years ago He died silently with his eyes open and with no trace of remorse Instead of making an oral statement McVeigh 33 issued a copy of the 1875 poem which I am the master of my the captain of my soul He was pronounced dead EDT becoming the first federal prisoner executed in 38 years In Oklahoma City 232 survivors and victims relatives watched a closed-circuit TV broadcast of the execution sent Terre Haute in a feed encrypted to guard against interception Some of the victims and survivors said he seemed to stare straight at them from 620 miles away by looking directly into the overhead TV camera in the death chamber with the same cold hard look had on his face when he was first arrested after the April 19 1995 bombing McVeigh wearing a white T-shirt khaki pants and slip-on sneakers looked pale as he awaited death His hair was cropped short A light gray sheet was pulled up tightly to his chest as he lay strapped on the gurney McVeigh made eye contact with his four personal witnesses then with the 10 media witnesses then squinted toward the tinted window shielding the 10 tims witnesses from his view The lethal injection was administered to his right leg When the first drug was delivered he let out a couple of deep breaths followed by a flattery breath His head moved back his gaze fixed on the ABELMAN CLOTHING Since 1887 HUSH PUPPIES Men's MALL WALKER Suggested Retail Sale Price Abelman Clothing Sophie St Bessemer In President Bush declared that McVeigh had met the fate he chose for himself six years ago He For the survivors of the and for the families of the dead the pain goes on Final punishment of the guilty cannot alone bring peace for the innocent It cannot recover the loss or ance the scales and it is not meant to do so In a recent letter to The Buffalo News McVeigh said his body would be released to one his attorneys and cremated and his ashes would be scattered in an closed location In Oklahoma City Kathleen Treanor whose Ashley and her husband's parents died in the ing watched the closed-circuit broadcast Afterward she held up a picture of her daughter and I thought of her every step of the way She said there was no dis- play of emotion in the room as the tion Larry Whicher the brother of a ing victim said McVeigh looked straight into the camera with a cold blank stare in the moments before he and that stare said volumes The camera was pended from the ceiling and porn ted at angle at his face He had a look of defiance and that if he could he'd do it all over Whicher said He I don't think he gave self to the Lord I don't think he repented and personally I think he's in hell Jay Sawyer who also watched via TV Without saying anything he got the final word absolutely his teeth were clenched just like when they showed him coming out of that facility when he was first arrested His teeth were clenched his lips were pursed and just a blank stare It was the same today Janice Smith whose brother Lanny died hi the bombing prayed J with her the City Page 2 Associated Press Memorial chairs shine in the early morning light at the Oklahoma City National rial this morning The chairs honor the 168 died in the 1995 bombing of the Afred Federal Building Timothy McVeigh who was convicted in the bombing was executed arid declared dead at CDt this morning Protesters separated by orange fencing gather at federal prison TERRE HAUTE Ind AP Death penalty supporters held signs saying Remember the Victims and Thou shalt not kill and live as they gathered today outside the federal prison for the tion of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy Some signs bore the simple footnote 168 On the other side of orange snow ing about 400 yards away a larger gent of 120 death penalty sat candles in milk EDT more than half of Perfect weather sets stage for record Ri veriest By JAN TUCKER Globe Staff Writer ONTONAGON It was the best in the eight years of its Ontonagon County Chamber of Commerce President Dorothy Phillips said about the annual event day In addition to the great weather which brought out record crowds for the event there were more vendors than ever before Fishing contests sponsored by Hooked on Fishing drew bers of young people from and to 15 years Prizes were awarded to top winners One of the largest crowds gathered at the marina at noon to see the Forest Service haul in a net they set out at various places in the Ontonagon River on Wednesday The fish PERFECT Page 2 Daily Globe Tucker Above youngsters line up for the minnow race Emily Hagan of Twin Lakes left had the fastest minnow in that heat The event was part of Ontonagon's activities Saturday Below right Madison Labyak 4 of Ontonagon was one of many children to have her face painted by volunteers from the River Street Center Below left Justin Buzzo 13 and Travis Huotari 6 show off a pair of good-sized lake trout they caught during the kids fishing contest trout and measured inch Opponents formed a circle and began 168 minutes of silence one minute for each of the victims The end of the silence was to coincide with the scheduled 8 EDT execution McVeigh was pronounced dead at Only about 20 death penalty ers took the early buses from a city park to the makeshift protest grounds Opponents were bused in from another city park Uni- formed prison guards patrolled the grassy the two groups Page 2 Man charged in ax attack By MARGARET LEVRA Globe Staff Writer A Ironwood ship man faces several counts stemming from an early day morning ax attack in the township followed by a minute pursuit John Edward Sassor is charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder a which also carries a fine fleeing and eluding an officer a two- year and resisting and obstructing an officer a two- year misdemeanor His preliminary hearing on the charges is set for Friday Gogebic County Sheriffs Department deputy Brandon Lyons responded to a minor complaint at about When he arrived Sassor allegedly attacked him with an ax and later chased him with his pickup truck then fled the scene Backup officers from the department Ironwood lie Safety Department Police Department and Iron Page 2 Child abuse suspect arraigned BESSEMER An teen-ager was arraigned Friday on a charge of child abuse after a boy was taken to Grand View tal for treatment Terry Koeller 17 was charged after allegedly inflicting the injuries which resulted in the child being airlifted Thursday to St Mary's Hospital in Duluth Minn where he is doing well according to a Gogebic County Sheriff's Department son The investigation is ongoing
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