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Daily Globe (Newspaper) - September 21, 1992, Ironwood, Michigan The Ironwood Daily Gl IRONWOOD, MICH. MONDAY, SEPT. 45 CENTS, 34 CENTS DELIVERED Weather Tonight cloudy with scat- tered showers ending in the evening. Mostly cloudy and breezy on Tuesday. .For the 24-hour period to 7 a.m. in Ironwood: high 70, low 46. Previous period: high 57, low 33. Year ago: high 41, low 34. Precipitation on Saturday: .12 inch. More weather, Pages. Today Belgians win balloon race ROTTERDAM, Netherland (AP) A Belgian team woi the first trans-Atlantic ballooi race before dawn today, the dropped into a Spanish village after nearly five days aloft ani a journey of more than miles. Belgians Wim Verstraeten and Bertrand Piccard pre vailed over a field of five iden tical nine-story balloons tha left Banger, Maine, on Wednesday. Ice and rain forced a German team to ditch in mid-ocean on Saturday and violent rain storms forced a Dutch team tc ditch off the coast of Britain today. The Dutchmen, Gerhan Hoogeslag and Evert Louw man, were rescued by a Roya Navy helicopter after going down about 60 miles south west of the Cornish coast. A squall line had pulled their away from France and back out toward open sea. United Way drive to begin The Gogebic Range United Way annual drive will kicK oft tonight at 7 with a meeting at the Ironwood Senior Citizens Center. The Silver Street Preser- vation Band will provide the en- tertainment. The public is invited to at- tend. Fischer halfway to chess victory SVETI STEFAN, Yugoslavia (AP) Bobby Fischer is half- way to victory in his million rematch with Boris Spassky as the games shift from this Mon- tenegrin island to Belgrade. In defeating Spassky on Sunday, Fis- cher's aggres- sive gamesman- ship prompted experts to say he exhibited his strongest play since winning the opening game on Sept. 2. Fischer now holds a 6-2 lead over Spassky, a Russian-born French citizen. Match rules called for a move to the Yugoslav capital of Belgrade after someone at- tained five victories. A date for the 12th game was to be an- nounced today, with play ex- pected to resume in Belgrade in a week to 10 days. The first player to take 10 games wins. The winner of the match gets the million top prize; the loser gets million. Index Comics..............................16 Obituaries.........................12 Opinion...............................4 Sports............................9-11 Stocks...............................12 Byway dedicated 150 on hand Saturday Gerard Globe Among those on hand for the Black River National Scenic Byway Dedication Saturday were, from left, Jim Somerville, Butch Marita and Jill Leonard Of the U.S. Forest Ser- vice; Don Meyer of Black River Lodge; Ottawa National Forest Supervisor Dave Morton; Steve Thomas ot the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners; Dave Carpenedo, Goge- bic County Road Commission; Tom Nemacheck, Gogebic Area Convention and Visitor Bu- reau; and Mark Randall, Ironwood Township Supervisor. Scenic byway dedicated By MARGARET LEVRA Globe Staff Writer Saturday's dedication of the Black River Scenic Byway was termed a huge success. Near 150 persons were on hand during the one-hour dedication ceremony at Black River Lodge. Along with the significance of having a national scenic byway on the Gogebic Range, the beau- tiful weather contributed to the excellent turnout. The mercury climbed to about 60 degrees and, with the skies mostly cloudy, the sun peaked out on occasion. The Black River Scenic Byway, the roadway from the intersec- tion of Airport and Black River roads, 11 miles north to Lake Su- perior, was designated as a na- tional scenic byway on June 20. Dedication ceremonies, includ- ing the unveiling of the sign, be- gan at 11 a.m. as the group was welcomed by Jill Leonard, dis- trict ranger with the Ottawa Na- tional Forest. The color guard was presented by Cub Scout Pack 350 of Bessemer; America The Beautiful sung by Debbie Wahl- berg, Ironwood; invocation by the Rev. Paul Cloeter of Our Re- deemer Lutheran Church, Ram- say. Remarks were made by Dave Carpenedo of the Gogebic County Road Commission; Steve Tho- mas, Gogebic County Board of Commissioners; Mark Randall, Ironwood Township Supervisor; and Tom Nemacheck, Gogebic Area Convention Visitors Bu- In summing up the speeches, one message hung over the crowd "...as people who live on the Go- gebic Range, we have something special in the Black River corri- dor that we pretty much take for granted. People coming into our ares are overwhelmed with its according to Don Meyer of Black River Lodge. The dedication was important because it not only brought peo- ple out into the corridor, but it also helped area residents appre- ciate the speciality of the area and the need to protect it, Meyer added. Page 12) France backs union PARIS (AP) European politi- cians were relieved today be- cause French voters approved a treaty on closer European unity, but the narrow margin of victory left leaders worried about how to carry out the accord. Prime Minister John Major, who on Sunday announced plans for an emergency summit of Eu- ropean Community leaders next month, said the meeting will take a "profound look" at where Eu- rope is going. The Maastricht treaty aims to unite the EC with common politi- cal and economic policies and a common currency by the end of the century. It would transform western Europe into a super- power of 338 million people with an economy rivaling the United States and Japan. The treaty was already thrown in to doubt when Danish voters rejected it in June, but a no vote in France, a chief architecht of European unity, would have likely killed it. The ratification by French vot- ers Sunday appeared to calm fi- nancial markets somewhat today after last week's currency chaos. Stocks rose in Britain but fell in Germany. The French franc, Ital- ian lira and German mark were higher, but the British pound fell sharply amid talk of lower inter- est rates. With all the votes counted to- day in France and its overseas territories, the treaty was ap- by a razor-thin majority of 61.1 percent. President Francois Mitterrand risked his prestige, and many be- lieve his job, by backing the treaty during a bruising cam- paign. Lab backlog crippling Wisconsin justice By ANTHONY SHADID Associated Press Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) Evi- dence in hundreds of murders, in limbo because understaffed state crime laboratories have yet to close more than cases, an Associated Press investigation found. The backlog in sections that an- rapes and other crimes remains alyze evidence in murder and Ironwood man wins walleye tournament rape cases has more than dou- bled in the past two years, while the state Justice Department has nearly eliminated the number of pending drug cases. Frustrated investigators in Ke- waunee County have waited 10 months for key evidence in the unsolved murders of two elderly Casco sisters found fatally beaten and stabbed in November 1991 in their rural farm home. Page 12) Drug conviction gained Friday By MARGARET LEVRA Globe Staff Writer BESSEMER A joint in- vestigation by Gogebic and Iron County, Wis., law en- forcement officials resulted in another drug conviction on Friday. A 37-year-old Ironwood man was convicted of possession with intent to deliver mari- juana on Friday, following a two-day trial in Gogebic County Circuit Court. Judge Roy Gotham presid- ed. Page 12) By MARTIN O'HATHAIRNE or The Daily Globe LAKE GOGEBIC Mark Sil- 'er, of Ironwood, landed the top walleye in the weekend's 15th annual Lake Gogebic Fishing Tournament, sponsored by the "iake Gogebic Area Chamber of lommerce. Silver caught a wall- ye, weighing 5Vx pounds. More than 300 persons partici- iated in the contest, one of the most successful in the history of the event, according to Marlin Hansen, co-chairman. "Rough waters and high winds Friday and Saturday hampered fishing efforts, but "blue bird' weather Sunday saved our ba- Hansen said. Silver hooked the winning fish on a slip-bobber rig in 14 feet of water. "Without the teamwork of my brother-in-law, John Vail, I might not have boated the lunk- said Silver. In addition to a first place tro- phy, Silver pocketed Dennis LaMaide, of Munising, took second with a 23Vi-inch walleye in 21 feet of water. The fish weighed four pounds, three ounces. He received Third place in the walleye divi- sion went to Bob Stanton, an in- ventor from Chicago, with a 22V4-incher, weighing three pounds, 13 ounces. He used live bait in 18 feet of water. He pock- eted Stanton also caught the largest northern pike, a 27V2-inch, four- pound, six-ouncer. A beautiful four-pound, nine- ounce smallmouth bass took first in that division for Robert Hock- man. The largest perch, a 14-incher, weighing one-pound, 11 ounces, was caught by Jerome Wolcot. The traditional fish fry was served to all contestants on Sun- day afternoon. Gene Kauranen was in charge of fish preparation, while Steve Mettler did the frying. Top anglers Mark Silver, of Ironwood, center, caught the top fish in the weekend walleye fishing contest on Lake Gogebic. Dennis LaMaide, of Munising, left, took second, and Bob Stanton, of Chicago, right, copped third. HOME DELIVERY OF THE DAILY GLOBE, JUST CALL (906) 932-2211 OR 1-800-236-2887
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