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Eau Claire Leader Telegram (Newspaper) - December 13, 1982, Eau Claire, Wisconsin Monday dec. 13, 1982 Leader Telegram it realm Cranston making my missiles race main targets by Scott Lautenschlager Leader Telegram staff saying the United states is a on a razors Edge because of the nuclear race presidential hopeful . Sen. Alan Cranston condemned the my missile sunday during a news of conference in eau Claire. Cranston d-calif., said the my a makes no sense at ally because Many experts believe the system Thich would Cost $35 billion to $50 billion will not work. President Reagan favors production and deployment of the new a missile on the grounds that its addition to the nations nuclear Arsenal 1$ needed for National Security and to provide . Arms control negotiators with a Good bargaining position. Last week the House of representatives rejected nearly $1 billion requested for production of the first five of too my missiles. But the vote did not kill the weapon entirely As the House approved $2.5 billion in research and development funds for the my. In a prepared statement Cranston pledged to Lead an Effort in the Senate to kill the my a once and for All a although he admitted that a Complete cutoff of funding is unlikely. A it is senseless and wrong to spend billions and billions of dollars to produce a weapon on the grounds that we need it to negotiate away at a bargaining table a he said. A we do not need the my to convince the soviets that we Are serious about defending our interests in the world. And we do not need this scheme to convince the soviets that we Are serious about the answer to the race Cranston told reporters is a new a fall out Effort at negotiations similar to the Camp David conference Between Egypt a and israelis top leaders that produced their historic peace agreement. A we have never made that sort of approach to the soviet Union a Cranston said referring to negotiations at the highest governmental level. A i would like to undertake that Mission a he said adding that is a primary reason Why he plans to seek the democratic nomination for the presidency. Cranston was on his fourth visit to Wisconsin As part of his Effort to test the Waters for a bid for the White House. Although he has not made an official announcement of his candidacy Cranston said a i am exploring the practicality of running for president in 1984.�?� emphasizing the seriousness of his intentions Cranston said the democratic race is a wide open a adding a i would be astounded if i would not decide to Cranston said he plans to make an announcement about his candidacy in Early 1983. Nedys withdrawal from the race will affect his candidacy Cranston responded a i think i have a Good Opportunity to pick up More of the Kennedy support than anyone he and Kennedy have been close in opinion on Many issues including their support of a Mutual and verifiable nuclear freeze he said explaining his claim to support from Kennedy backers. Kennedy of Massachusetts was generally considered to be the front runner in the race for the democratic nomination in 1984 until announcing dec. I that he does not intend to seek it. Kennedy a withdrawal put former vice president Walter Mondale into the Lead Cranston said but suggested the front position is difficult to hold because that candidate a has to do everything perfectly because Public attention focuses on the front runner. Cranston who is often classified As a Liberal agreed that Label applies to his positions on civil liberties. But he said he is a fiscal conservative and a a pragmatic progressive on foreign policy. Cranston said he favors Strong foreign policy leadership but he criticized what he called Reagan so Saber asked whether his age 68, would be a Handicap in a bid for the presidency Cranston pointed out that he would be younger than Reagan and he added a i think age is an and Carter Cranston said the country has had two consecutive presi dents who have lacked government experience at the National level and the Public wants someone who has proven his abilities at that level. Asked How sen. Edward Ken referring to presidents Reagan try them All there were cookies for All at saturday s Christmas party for area hmong children at the lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in eau Claire. Sampling cookies Are left to right Pasoua Yang Phoua her and Pader staff photo by Jason Tetzloff Yang. More than 200 children attended. A Volunteer group headed by Dona Krienke of Osseo sponsored the event. Businesses and churches donated presents and food. Charges dropped in child custody Case four felony charges filed against a 26-year-old Iowa Man who was charged in connection with the alleged abduction of his three minor children in May were dismissed thursday by circuit judge William of Brien of eau Claire county. Milo d. Kies of Wall Lake was charged May 19 with three counts of interfering with the custody of a child and one count of burglary. Marcia Meintzer Kiesz sex wife told police that when she awoke at 6 30 . May 7 her three children a Mitchell 4, Matthew 5, and Marschall 2, a were gone. She told police she suspected her sex husband had taken the children to Iowa. Police issued an arrest warrant for Kies who later surrendered to Iowa authorities. Meintzer then drove to Iowa and returned her children to eau Claire. In dismissing the burglary charge of Brien wrote a a review of the transcript of the preliminary examination reveals an utter Lack of any evidence that Milo d. Kies entered the residence of Marcia Meintzer on May 7, 1982.�?� Man Dies in farm Accident Thorp a a Rural Thorp Man died sunday after falling from his tractor and being run Over by a manure spreader he was pulling. Walter Marek 75, was found dead by his grandson on his town of Withee farm Between 9 and 9 30 . Sunday. After Marek failed to return from the Field his wife became concerned and called a grandson from Thorp who found the body lying in a Field. Death was caused by massive head injuries received when the wheels of the manure spreader passed Over him. Marek who had a heart condition was believed to have fallen from the tractor after suffering a heart attack a Clark county sheriffs Deputy said. None Hurt in House fires Menomonie a no injuries were reported from fires that damaged two Rural Menomonie houses Early sunday and today. Firefighters were called to the Steven Kothlow residence route 3, at 4 15 . Sunday when a fire started near a Chimney clean out in the basement. Flames ignited cardboard boxes and extended to framing and the attic. Damage is estimated at $20,000. Kothlow and his wife were awakened by a smoke alarm at about 4 ., but had to go to a neighbor to Call in the alarm because the fire had caused their Telephone to malfunction. Their children were staying overnight at relatives. Firefighters were called to the Roger Spooner residence route 5, at 1 53 . Today when a cigarette allegedly i gutted a Couch. Flames spread to Wood panelling causing an estimated $5,000 damage to the House owned by Paul Hofland route 5. Spooner was reportedly awakened by smoke and went to the Hofland residence to Call in the alarm. Of Brien also ruled that the states Case lacked evidence to support the charges of interfering with the custody of a child. Custody of the children were awarded to Meintzer in the couples april 1981 divorce in Polk county Iowa. A one could speculate that because Marcia Meintzer testified that she picked up the children in the state of Iowa that the Only Way they could have possibly gotten to Iowa was being transported there by the defendant a of Brien wrote. A evidence not speculation is essential to support an order for the defendant to stand trial in a criminal All four charges were dismissed without prejudice which Means the state can Issue new charges based on the same allegations. Ann Barr an assistant District attorney who prosecuted the Case this morning said she was not sure if new charges would be filed. She said a decision would be made after she discusses the Case with District attorney Rodney Zemke. In August Kies pleaded not guilty to All four charges. Meeting set on insurance Strum a a meeting for senior citizens who seek health insurance designed to supplement medicare benefits will be at 2 30 . Tuesday at the Strum Village Hall. Strum insurance agent Steve Haukeness will provide insights into evaluating a a Medigap plans. The meeting is the first in a series of Western Dairyland economic Opportunity Council sponsored sessions concerning health insurance for senior citizens. The Whitehall based Agency serves Buffalo eau Claire Jackson and Trempealeau counties. Possible burglars chased off roof of liquor store when the owner of an eau Claire liquor store heard footsteps on the roof Early sunday he suspected it Wasny to Santa Claus and his eight tiny Reindeer. Donald Phillips owner of the liquor Mart 301 Walker ave., called the police department. Officer James Forster was among the first to arrive and he used a ladder to climb to the roof. As he gained the roof he heard footsteps running from the area. About that same time another officer saw two persons jump from the roof and flee on foot across Clairemont Avenue into a wooded area. Police searched the area without Success. Forster found a Hole chopped through the first layer of roofing. Scattered nearby were a flashlight Small Sledge Hammer crowbar and a plastic Pillow Case containing a screwdriver. Stop Salt from destroying your Cor. Wash it weekly crossroad s carwash Hwy. 12 amp 53 a eau Claire news briefs Flattum found guilty in Hudson stabbing Hudson a Bernard Flattum was found guilty of first degree murder late saturday in connection with the stabbing death of an 86-year-old Hudson woman june 7, 1982. Flattum 32, of Hudson was found guilty of the death of Margaret Wink 86, at her Home. The jury handed Down the verdict at 7 40 . After about 40 minutes of deliberation. Attorneys will meet thursday with judge John Bartholomew of St. Croix county circuit court to discuss sentencing. Defense attorney Terrance Gherty argued that because Flattum is a chronic alcohol abuser and has a history of alcohol related crimes he did not intend to kill Wink. As a result Gherty asked that Flattum be tried of a lesser charge second degree murder. Erie Lundell St. Croix county District attorney argued that Flattum was not completely intoxicated at the time Wink was killed and is guilty of first degree murder. According to testimony Flattum worked in the same grocery store where Wink worked several years ago but had not been in her Home for 15 years. Expert testimony earlier in the six Day trial revealed that Wink was stabbed seven times and two of those wounds caused her death. Tests on blood stains found on the filet knife believed to be used in the stabbing death matched those found on Flattum a clothing and also matched the blood Type of Wink. Chippewa nurse honoured a Joyce Connelly a staff development instructor at Northern Wisconsin Center for the developmentally disabled Chippewa Falls has re sieved a certificate of appreciation for five years of service on the wis pro Board of control a physician organization committed to peer review of health care services in 111 acute care hospitals in 65 Wisconsin counties. J we would like to thank our relatives friends and neighbors. For heir prayers and words of a Comfort for the memorials cards and Flowers. We also wish to thank father Joe Martinsen amp father Klimek for their assistance in time of need. Deacon Steve Bauer amp father Crubel or. Rosenbrook of Bloomer or. O Baid amp or. Hudson and the staff at sacred heart. Driscoll funeral Home in Bloomer. The Rosary alter society St. Paul s organist pressure action singers and the pallbearers. To everyone who brought food or helped in any Way at the time of the passing of our beloved one Joe Loschko your kindness will always be remembered by the family. Regina Loschko Ace amp Toots Loschko George amp Dorothee Sommerfeld Bob amp Lorraine 4 Sommerfeld j Charles v. Enwald . Announces the opening of his practice for general dentistry at 1280 Vav. Clairemont ave., eau Claire 1 Block North of Holiday inn experienced excellent dental care emphasis on preventive dentistry insurance programs Welcome same Day emergency care reasonable fees a evenings and saturday hours offered office phone 836-7466 after hours Call 874-5597 r Start with just $50.00 and watch it earn 9.50%�?� if you be been trying to set some Money aside but Haven to been succeeding Reserve plus from Isa can help. Its an investment certificate that lets you earn a High current rate of interest but gives you Access to your Money for temporary emergencies. 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