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Ironwood Daily Globe (Newspaper) - July 2, 1986, Ironwood, Michigan e f Bessemer Oas winner Page 11 Index Business...............8 fe^ "081 I Comics...............16 Lottery Numbers........2 Obituaries.............7 Opinion................4 Sports.............10,11 Update................6 Garvey raps defense spending.......5 Doubt drives economy.............8 Sheriff adds deputy...............15 LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The state Legislature has given Gov. James Blanchard a $6.12 billion budget for 1986-8? with increases for education and the prison system, but one leader speculated the governor may reject parts of the plan. The measures approved Tuesday by lawmakers before they began a two-month summer break must be signed by Blanchard, who has vowed to review the bills carefully because they allocate more than the $6 billion he recommended. Most of the added dollars went to the Corrections Department, colleges and universities, community colleges and public schools. Democrat Blanchard and officials in his administration have agreed to the $52 million lawmakers added for the prison system, but say the $42 million in education boosts might be more than Michigan can afford. "I'm sure the governor will have parts of the budget that he will look at and veto," House Speaker Gary Owen, D-Ypsilanti, told a news conference. "We're happy we were able to hold the level of spending that we have. We're all a little disap- pointed in the mushrooming costs of the corrections system, (New prisons) are coming on line earlier than expected and costs are higher than originally expected. "The educational increases ... 1 think the governor would have liked to have held those to a lower level, as would I, but the legislative pressure was such that those increases" were necessary, Owen said. The House and Senate spent most of Tuesday putting the finishing touches on the bills, which distribute state tax dollars to run Michigan's (See-BUDGET. Pane2) CLEAR Clear and cool. For the 24-hour period to 9 a.m.: high 70 low 50. Previous period: 73, 51. Year ago: 80,54. No precipitation in the past 24-hours. (More weather. Page 121 music By The Daily Globe Staff BESSEMER - A "hometown boy" will be leading Marty's Goldenaires Drum and Bugle Corps, Bessemer, once again during Fourth of July weekend festivities. Dan Pitrone, a 1970 graduate of A.D. Johnston High School, is serving as musical director for the Goldenaires for a sixth consecutive year. As director, he arranges all the music for the corps - music which gains a Jarger, more devoted following each year - as well as coordinating marching routines, directing concert numbters and serving as a featured, soloist and ensemble member in the soprano bugle section. The flash and strut of Marty's Goldenaires will be featured at four locations on July 4 and at two on July 5. After a Fourth of July appearance at Mercer, Pitrone and the Goldenaires will return to the Gogebic Range for afternoon and evening parades at Wakefield, Ramsay and Bessemer. July 5 performances will include centennial parades at Bruce Crossing and Marenisco. After studying under Bessemer band and choir teacher Fred Tezak, the son of Dominic and Letizia Pitrone, Bessemer, attended Northern Michigan University, receiving a degree in music education. He has also done post-graduate study in music at NMU. From 1974 through 1981, he served as band director at the Ewen-Trout Creek Schools. He currently is employed by Prudential Insurance and Financial Services, at Ironwood. What does Pitrone enjoy most about working with the corps? M feiP i. v.- DAN PITRONE "The satisfaction of seeing something created and performed well," he says. What accounts for the warm reception the corps receives at each performance? "It's a combination of the corps'* history and the uniqueness of our presentation. It's the kind of music people want to hear. The music goes from patriotic to contemporary. We throw variety at people.'' The high points of the season? "The area Fourth of July celebrations are always the high point of the year, no question, because there's the anticipation. People know that Marty's are going to be there and they're waiting. "It's a tradition for the people in the corps along with the people listening. It's kind of like a reward to have the opportunity march in those parades." The corps will add a special twist to its traditional post-parade presentation at Bessemer's Massie Field. legislature OKs prison limit extension LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A bill aimed at heading off a prison crowding crisis now is before Gov. James Blanchard. The measure, approved Tuesday by the Legislature, lifts a ban against barracks-style housing. Once Blanchard signs the bill into law, there will be no danger of Michigan having to turn away any prison inmates. Lawrence Glazer, Blanchard's legal adviser, had warned that lawmakers' approval was needed soon or "it's entirely possible that hundreds of felons will be out on the streets." Dormitory-like housing is used in temporary facilities that are erected while permanent, single-cell prisons are being'built. But the provision allowing such multiple occupancy expired Jan. 1, and state Department of Corrections officials say they'll have to start rejecting new prisoners unless the governor signs the bill repealing that ban. In the last session before leaving on a two-month summer break, the measure was sent to Blanchard on a 34-0 Senate vote and 102-0 House vote. Blanchard backs the change, and is expected to sign it. The prison population stands at 19,475, Corrections spokesman Richard McKeon said, that's 2,017 inmates over the system's legal capacity, and the Corrections Department estimates there's a net increase of 250 inmates every month. Lifting the ban will enable the state to house prisoners in a 100-bed dormlike building at Lakeland Correctional Facility, a converted mental hea 2th complex in Coldwa ter in Branch County, officials said. The bill also would change the way the state sets the system's legal capacity. It would include the temporary bedspace as part of the capacity. S. Africa charges 780 detainees JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) - The government today broke its silence on the number of people held under the state of emergency and said it plans to file criminal charges against 780 of them. The government refused to disclose the total number of people detained without charge since the June 12 emergency declaration. Estimates by South African and foreign monitoring groups range from 1,800 to more than 3,000, including labor leaders, clergymen, students and anti-apartheid organizers. IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 1986 35 CENTS BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - An American held captive by Lebanese drug traffickers has been freed unharmed and delivered to the U.S. Embassy, Lebanese officials said today. The former captive was identified as Steven John Donahue, 32, of Hollywood, Fla, who claims to have been an informant for the U.S. Drug Cen tennial Q uiz So you think you know all about the area communities celebrating their centennials? Let's see. During the next few days, the Daily Globe will publish several trivia questions on page 1. Bruce Crossing was featured Tuesday. Today, Saxon is featured. On Thursday, Mellen gets the nod and Marenisco will be in the spotlight on Saturday. There will be no prizes, just the satisfaction that comes from knowing you know more about your town than anyone else. Here's today's quiz: 1. Who will be the marshal in Saxon's July Fourth Centennial parade? 2. Who played the boxer in Hemingway's "Adventures of a Young Man," filmed in the Saxon area? 3. What was the first railrdadlo operate in Saxon? 4. In what year was the school built? 5. How many students graduated in the senior class of 1964? (See Page 7) Enforcement Administration. The DEA has denied he was a drug agent without specifying whether he worked for the agency. Donahue's wife, Johanna, has said her husband agreed to work as a government informant following his 1982 arrest on charges he smuggled hasish from Lebanon. There were conflicting reports on the length of Donahue's captivity. Mrs. Donahue said her husband was kidnapped in August 1985. However, Lebanese officials who spoke on condition of anonymity said he was held for 22 months. In an interview today, Donahue told ABC News he was released because "money exchanged hands, about $400,000." U.S. Embassy spokesman Robert Gould confirmed Donahue's release, but said he could not disclose details, 'it's a question of privacy. I have no right to tell you anything about him. He is a private citizen. He's not working for the U.S. government," Gould said. ' ' There was no information on the identity of Donahue's captors or the people who escorted him to the embassy. The Lebanese officials said Donahue was kidnaped by Shiite Moslem drug dealers for "pokihg his nose into the business.'* t4l was held for economic reasons basically, not political, and the big danger for me was that they were going to turn me over to a political group," Donahue told ABC. Five other Americans are missing and believed kidnapped by Shiite Moslem zealots in Lebanon. Donahue reportedly was held in eastern Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. He was driven to the U.S. Embassy in east Beirut's Christian suburb of Aukar on Tuesday, the Lebanese officials said. British author Anthony Haden-Guest had lieen in Lebanon with Donahue, working on a book about drug trafficking. Haden-Guest said in October that he believed Lebanese families involved in drug trafficking abducted Donahue because * they feared he would inform on them. ruling action WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court, handing civil rights forces a sweeping victory, today reaffirmed the legality of affirmative action in the American workplace to remedy past discrimination against blacks and other minorities. The court's latest word on affirmative action came in two rulings. In one, the justices approved a plan in Cleveland that reserves about half the promotions in the city's fire department for qualified minority candidates. In the other, the court upheld a ruling that a union representing sheet metal workers in New York and New Jersey must significantly raise its non-white membership by August 1987. The rulings represent a major defeat for the Reagan administration, which sought to limit on-the-job racial preferences. By a 6-3 vote in the sheet metal workers case, the court rejected the administration's position that only actual victims of discrimination may benefit from court-ordered affirmative action remedies. The justices said that more sweeping remedies do not violate federal civil rights laws or the Constitution's equal-protection guarantees. J amm Jllefc Photo Bob Lamora and Harold Remington were on stage during the presentation of a plaque from the State of Michigan during the Bruce Crossing Centennial talent show Tuesday evening at the Co-op Hall. Concrete was poured on a portion of the Silver Street bridge Tuesday as part of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation $500,000 bridge rehabilitation project. The work is being done by Lunda Construction, Black River Falls, Wis. Work is also Margaret Lavra/DaHy Qloba progressing on the U.S. 2 bridge on the Michigan-Wisconsin border as part of the same project. Rehabilitation work is also scheduled for a bridge in Saxon.