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Daily Globe (Newspaper) - December 17, 2001, Ironwood, Michigan ADVANTAGE LOST FOR GREEN BAY Packers look out of sorts in losing; 26 20 at Tennessee, playoff clinch will have to wait at least a week Pg. 9 -------MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, DAILY G ironwoodslQbe.com GOOD DAY Kenny Vuorenmaa Thank you for returning the item" I lost along Lake' Road. Good thing we both listened to Swap Shop! Mark and Sherry TONIGHT Partly cloudy. Lo 30 TUESDAY Becoming most- ly cloudy Hi 39 Page 2 THE WEEK December 20 21 23'24 25 26 27 28 29 It may be a quiet time for loggers and ski lift operators but at least one person is very busy this week and hes Santa Glaus Come to think of it Mis Glaus the elves and many other Santa helpers alto are busj Meanwhile, Santa's reindeer are doing speed training in anticipation of their Dec 24 sprint. Santa has many helpers here: For instance Salvation Aimy is still accepting dona tions of items like mittens and hats You may drop them off at Vincent DePaul Socir ety Store in Ironwood and they 11 forward them Even as. the Salvation Army bell ringers continue their solic itations there are othei oppor tunities-t. to make donations which can have a long lasting effect "All., donations that .'are directed to me are kept locally who heads up Salvation Army operations here Vwhd wish to donate, directly to the local Salvation Army effort-may forward a gift through'-Bielawski at 360 W Northland Ave., Ironwood. Those funds help lesidents of Gugehic well as Iron County Wis Several area businesses have made gift lists and most; if not all, have been filled by generous area residents according to representatives of the Family Independence Agency. Ironwood Kiwanis Club memberb will be wrapping those gifts foi young people in our community and they'll be distributed at a party Wednesday These are some examples of the mnumpiable acts of kind ness which will take place this week in Santas good name Yes is a Santa Claus. Our column writers, at least three of them, are embarking on Christmas topic On Wednesday associate edi tor Andy1 ;Hill..will share his rules of music especially Christmas music. On Thursday, managing edi- tor Phil Watson will ponder- the plight of a last-minute shop- per.' .-A I'-': Jri -.Saturday's "edition Around the House, Jan Tucker- asks the question, "Would you (See4-THE WEEK, Page 2) INDEX Ironwood man killed in rollover accident on U.S. 51 IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN 50 CENTS By MARGARET LEVRA Globe Staff Writer MANITOWISH WAPERS Wis A 49 year old Ironwood man died Satuiddv of injuries sustained in a Saturday morning accident on US 51 m Manit'owish Waters, according to: T spokesman from the Vilas County Shu iff s Department Thomas Ruppe died after he was thrown froni rolled cr sevei al times Ruppe v, as not wearing a seat belt the spokesman said His wife Cheryl was a passtnger in the and was her safety belt Both weie transported to the Howai d Young Medical Center in Woodruff wheielom Ruppe was pionounced dead When officers arnved at the scene of the accident about one tenth of a mile south of Nazdar Road they found Ruppe s dam aged mini in an upright position along the west shouldei of US 51 Ruppe was lying on the ground; severely injured, the said: The initial crash investigation showed the van was southbound on US 51 Ruppe attempted to pass a vehicle observed oncom ing traffic and braked while mov ing to the right He lost control of the vehicle due to freezing that creat ed icy road conditions, thp spokesman said After shduij, into the ditch the mini van rolled several times Ljectmf Ruppe from the ehicle The Iron County Sheriffs Department received the initial report of the rollover at 10 09 am from a cell callei, Tony Pad hora Vilas County deputies were then notified of the accident sheriffs department in Iluiley had received a 9 30 a m leport "roads -were King up in the Mercer area and another rollovei accident involving no injuries occuned on US 51 at 1105 am miles north of Mercer DOG'S GOT THE RIGHT IDEA I hoto ro rtesy Dan U i e I age Photography The Silver City Explorers Club from left Cosmo Sara Moilanen Jim Gallie and Dan Urtnn ki undertake an activity Sunday that falls under the category of don t try this at home or more to the point don t try this at all The quartet took advantage of a somewhnt frozen Lake of the Clo iris without snow on its surface to do some exploratory ice skating According to Urbanski Cosmo dem rated his intellectual superionty by being the only one in the group to decide to head to shore Michigan face LANSING (APj State lav, 1 Associated Pres Three captured foreign bom members of al Qaida sit in a courtyard as Afghan anti Taliban fighters show them to the public in Agom Afghanistan at the base of the White Mountains today Afghan militia leaders declared victory in the battle of Tora Bora claiming to have captured al Qaida s last base and killing more than 200 of Osama bin Laden s fighters Afghan militia leaders declare victory at Tora Bora As tnbal fighters and US special forces chase al Qaida guerrillas through the mountains of eastern Afghanistan, there was still no word on the where- abouts of suspected terror mastermind Osama hm Laden this morning There was however, new information about another fugitive deposed Taliban supieme leader Mullah Muhammed Omar.' Reports out of Afghanistan indicated the one eyed cleric was holed up with hundreds of fighters in the town of Baghran, northwest of Kandahar While less intense today, bombs still exploded deep in the forests of Hie snow capped White Mountains where al Qaida fighters were believed to be fleeing Complete, coverage, See Page 8 CALL FOR CALM UNHEEDED Arafat makes strong appeal to militant groups to stop attacks in Israel, Israelis keep pressure on Page 12 LIONS WIN! LIONS WIN! LIONS WIN! Rookie quarterback "MbMahpri leads Detroit pastVjkings for first victory of sea- son Page 9 .JanuirjTroni their recess to a piojected deficit of nearlj bilhon foi the fiscal j ear bortn ning next Clct 1 The Senate Fiscal estimates a S641-million short- ago in the state genei al fund ..and deficit in the school-aid fund for next yoar, The Detroit Neius reported today. "The forecast reflects :'the: .effects economy in'd'-.-'assumesj-i.relativeiy.. feeble growth in- state revenues. L leaders .'.said a planned increase in school aid may be
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