Daily Globe, October 17, 2001

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October 17, 2001

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Daily Globe (Newspaper) - October 17, 2001, Ironwood, Michigan RUPPE TOO MUCH FOR GLADIATORS Ironwood junior scores 27 points, pulls-down 20 rebounds to pace Red Devils to non-conference win- Pg.9 OCTOBER 17, 2001 Charlie and Sharon Morzenti Happy 25th Alphonse arid Sandy Zanella FORECAST TONIGHT Increasing clouds. Lo37 THURSDAY Rain showers likely, especially in the.after- noon. Hi 50 Anthrax sweep to close House BIG UNIT ENDS SKID WITH AUTHORITY Johnson fires three-hit shutout to lead Diamond- backs past Atlanta in NLCS opener Sports, Pg. 9 School for sale! _ Auction set forlpct.JT Associated Press Silhouetted workmen unload a large cement barricade, one of many installed around the Capitol last week. The House of Representatives, and possibly the Senate, will be shut down for a thorough sweep after more than two dozen workers from the office of Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle tested positive for exoo- sure to anthrax. 9 More than two dozen Daschle office workers test positive for exposure WASHINGTON (AP) Con- gressional leaders arranged for an unprecedented shutdown of the House and possibly the Sen- ate today after-more than two dozen people in Senate-Majority Leader Tom Daschle's office test- ed positive" for exposure to a highly potent form of anthrax. House Speaker- Dennis Hastert said lawmakers would go home at days' end, and the buildings on one side of the Capi- tol complex submitted, to a Methodical to_ check for-evidence of anthrax. There -was-: no .immediate announcement from Senatelead- ers, as they grappled with the news that numerous aides to Daschle and two Capitol police officers had tested positive for exposure after.being in the vicin- ity of an anthrax-laced letter opened in the senator's office. Daschle spokesman Jay Car- son said the tests "indicate expo- sure and not infection and there is a very clear distinction." House Speaker Dennis Hastert announced plans to send lawmakers and staff home at day's end to permit health offi- cials to conduct tests through the- capitol complex, where more than people work. Five weeks after the terrorist strikes in history killed' more than in New York and Washington, the discovery> only added to the nation's anxi--, :ety. .Three" government all speaking on condition of, anonymity, said testing indicated the found in Daschle's office had" been refined enough so that it; could be easily through the air. One said thfe-, anthrax was in a purified form that could be used as a weapon. At a news conference inVthe Capitol basement, Hastert said a total of 29 people had tested pos- itive for exposure in the Senate, including many aides to Dacchle and two Capitol police officers.; He also said authorities had quarantined his fourth floor office in the Capitol, where his' mail is processed and several of' his aides Tiave offices. The tests were conducted! after a letter sent to office was found to contain a highly refined form of suggesting it was produced by" experts. At a hearing before a Senate Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy, Page 2) f y Anybody want to buy a scKool? The old school building on WMteside Street in the Town of Pence will be one of four parcels to be auctioned Oct. 57 at the Iron County Courthouse in Hurley. There will be aTninimuiabid of for the school build- ing, which formerly housed the Netz Glove Factory. Unlike other recent years in which 12 or more parcels were auctioned, this year's annual land sale will offer slim pickings for area residents. A lot in the City of Hurley will be auctioned for a 'mini- mum of while parcels in the Town of Knight and Town of Mercer have lower nunimum bids. Descriptions of the parcels are posted on the bulletin board nest to the county board room at the courthouse. Ten percent of the cost of the properly must be paid for at the auction. The auction begins at 9 a m. Most property that is sold by auction was received by the county through tax delinquen- Taliban fighting forces crippled; Pentagon poises special ops troops cies. Ralph Ansami WASHINGTON CAB Stepjped up U.S. bombing has crippled' and the Pentagon, has positioned special operations yet another kind of assault in the war on terrorism. Onthe third day "of intense air strikes over Afghanistan by dozens of warplanes, a defense official said helicopter-borne spe- cial forces were deployed to the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft earner in the Indian Ocean. The forces, which specialize in lightning raids and other, secret missions, were put in place over the weekend and are ready to join the official said on condition of anonymity. The Kitty Hawk left its home base in Japan early this month without its usual'number of air- planes aboard, allowing it to be used as a floating base for spe- cialToperations- Defense Secretary-Donald Rumsfeld told an'Arabic televi- that the Tlnit- Afghans and-Tis not seeking to occupy any country. It was the second Bush administration interview many days with. Al-Jazeera fol- lowing Tuesday's appearance by White House national security- adviser Condoleezza Asked about the military Rumsfeld said: "We feel that they're progressing in an orderly way, in a measured way we've taken our time, and we have been very careful in select- ing targets." The Pentagon acknowledged Tuesday that a U.S. Navy Hornet dropped. bombs on'Hed Cross warehouses in Kabul. Also Tuesday, Marine Corps Lt Gen., Gregory .Newbold said Page 2) Hurley approves over-budget bid for industrial park project WINTRY DEPOSITS Photo courtesy Dan Image Photography. Melting snow leaves spectacular lenses on the backs of fallen leaves near Silver City Tuesday morning. f- T'7( -3 It; f By RALPH ANSAMI Globe News Editor" HURLEY for a feder- ally funded project that will open up 38 more acres of-the Hurley Industrial Park to development came in over budget Tuesday. The Hurley City Council approved a bid from J L Excavating, of Merrill. Wis., for the Economic Development Administration funded project. City engineer Enc- Blomdahl said there was only in the budget for the project, how- ever, and the city would be responsible for a 5 percent con- tingency that would add another on top of that Blomdahl said possible project reductions' could include, elimina- tion of a field office and hiring a local project construction repre- sentative. Acting on-a recommendation from its finance committee, the council agreed to approve the bid for the latest phase of the park project, including a resolution the project will create a deficit. Blomdahl "said the'project will include sanitary vsewer system aroadway extension to the west that will open up the added acreage. The council also 'discussed an administrative order from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality that sets timetables for water and sewer system improvements in the city. Michigan is involved because Hurley receives its JECT, Page 2) Arrests not likely; suspects deny being involved in chase By RALPH ANSAMT Globe News Editor KUKLEY early Saturday morning high- speed chase that originated in Ashland County hasn't resulted in any arrests. Iron County deputies received a a.m. Sat- urday report from the Ashland County Sheriffs Department that a maroon-colored Chevrolet was eastbound on U.S. 2 at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. The vehicle was clocked at 105 mph as it sped past an Ashland County deputy near Birch Hill. The Gogebic County Sheriffs Department and Ironwood Public Safety Department were notified to be on the lookout for the vehicle at the Michigan state line in about 20 miles from Birch Hill, but it never arrived. At about a m. Saturday, the Iron County Sheriffs Department received a call from Christo-; pher Thomas, of Gile, who said he had earlier been involved in a rollover accident near Lakehead-Road on U.S. 2 in the Saxon area. He told officers he swerved to miss a deer. Thomas and a passenger, Tim Colassaco, received minor injuries in the accident. Another passenger, Todd Hill was not injured. The three occupants of the vehicle received a ride to Gile from arriend- The car Thomas was driving, which matched the description of the vehicle pursued by Ashland Page 2) KROMERCAP These are being discontinued Pwehasenm ones available! HOBBY WHEEL US 2 Ironwood, MI 49938 Bessemer receives letter from attorney about flooding issue By MARGARET LEVRA Globe Staff Writer Bessemer Council received ;and placed on .file Ishpeming attorney -Richard M... Garybill, who has been retained by Besse- mer residents Ronald and Mar- lene Zaleski of 500 W. Lead St., about -an ongoing flooding -prob- lem on their-prpperty.. The matter was turned over to city attorney Michael Korpela. .Zaleskis have 'approached the city council with-numerous per- sistent flooding complaints on their' property flooding due to water flowage from Lead Street into a drainage ditch, alongside their. h'ome, Grayhill said. After reviewing correspondence from the minutes, of. city council meetings, maps, and pho- tographs, "It is clear; that their problem is ongoing and has not been resolved by .any of the efforts of the City of Bessemer." He noted the Zaleskis "contin- ue to have, seepage into their foundation and in accessibility to their- garage and storage build- ings. The runoff continues to pro- vide a significant environmental problem because of petroleum products which are washed off Lead Street and parking lots in the vicinity. "These petroleum -products settle out on the soil as the flood- ing drains. The water also consti- tutes a. health hazard, as it is so .slow flowing as to become stag- nant Garbage and debris have been found floating in it. "Considering all these haz- ards, something must be done to provide adequate flowage so that the-water does not flood eyery time there is a significant rain." Graybill noted two problems. first is with the culvert under Iron Street. The bottom of those culverts are too high to per- mit adequate drainage. The diameter of the culvert is too small. The culverts themselves plug up every time there is a sig- nificant rain, creating a damming effect for the water upstream.7' The second specific problem, he said, "is with areas further downstream which are creating artificial dams blocking the flowage. There is even one man- made impediment used by a neighbor to create a pool from can draw water to water his lawn, garden, etc. "The public appears to have deposited debris in the stream Page 2) ABELMAN CLOWNO Since mil SALE! 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