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Hillsdale Daily News (Newspaper) - March 31, 1990, Hillsdale, Michigan Saturday 35 cents March 31,1990 12 pages 1 Section Hillsdale Michigan 49242 Quot serving Hillsdale county since 1909&Quot weather sirens to be tested.3 preview of scan baseball teams.8 outdoors men set up shops.12 lottery numbers Michigan Friday 411 amp 9828 lotto 5, 8, 11, 14, 34, 47 207428 Ohio Friday 866 amp 9206 lotto 17, 24, 30, 32, 37, 39 837620hillsdale daily new Vigil shows support for jailed protestor by Jim Lyons county editor a dedicated group of about 65 Detroit area anti abortion activists gathered Friday night at the Hillsdale county jail to show Solidarity for eight imprisoned protesters. The quiet Vigil started with a mingling of activists some of whom say they May soon be in jail themselves or have served time for blocking entrances to abortion clinics. It ended with the group singing and waving toward the jail building a Over 60 foot of ground and the Heads of Reserve Hillsdale county sheriffs deputies a where their fellow activists waved Back from the windows of their jail cells. A a it a for them a said Rochester resident Randy Marcial. A a it a in support of a a they Are six men and two women from Livonia arrested for disorderly conduct after they blocked the Entrance to an abortion clinic last april. A Wayne county judge sentenced them in sentences ranging from 19 to 29 Days in jail and due to overcrowding in the Wayne county jail the eight Are serving their time in Hillsdale. From the Laws Point of View the eight a and Over 35,000 others around the country a were jailed for trespassing Marcial said. For the activists the actions of the a Hillsdale eight were protesting what they consider Quot a morally detestable practice Quot Marcial said. A a they be got the wrong people incarcerated a said Dan Sparlin a Livonia resident. The 65 supporters while fewer than the 200 predicted earlier this week included pro life activists from a Range of churches and civic groups. They came in cars and vans mingling in the jail parking lot for an hour a discussing the pro life Leno poli left prays along with Over 60 other anti ered to remember the a Hillsdale eight Quot who Are abortion activists during a Cande Light Vigil Friday serving time for disorderly conduct at a Detroit night at the Hillsdale county jail. The group Gath area abortion clinic last april. Belief that flows through the Loose knit group. A a we re a visiting inmates because they believe in saving babies lives a said Redford resident Carol Davidson whose brother in Law pastor Michael Panich is serving 29 Days for trespassing. A a in a Here in favor of fellow Brothers and Sis Only a handful of local residents joined the candlelight Vigil making the largest group of Hillsdale representatives the officers of the Hillsdale county sheriffs department. Many of the supporters from the Detroit area have been in jail themselves or await trial for similar actions a like Marcial who served to Days in the Macomb county jail and another three in a Washington . Prison. A a there a quite a few people who Are just waiting trial a said Carol Davidson a husband Dwight. Dave Armstrong of Detroit was among that group. He a awaiting sentencing for a trying to save babies lives during March and december protests in Ypsilanti last year. For the activists they say anything is better than letting abortion continue. A we believe in saving babies and putting action behind our words a said Mary Panich wife of prisoner Michael Panich. A America is prolife. We re going to prove the group gathered on the front Steps of the jail with candles and flashlights lit and were led in prayer by Marcial and Detroit resident Al fiesta. Ten feet away the sheriffs deputies had Strung up a yellow police line Banner and from the jail itself a handful of officers watched. With lights flickering they moved around a Fence onto property neighbouring the jail and gathered within 60 feet of the jails Back Wall singing and clapping. Reserve deputies milled around near the building while the chanting crowd awaited some recognition from inside the jail. A moment later a face was silhouetted in the thick Glass of the jail window. Voices and hands raised in the crowd As the activists outside for now waved to those they refer to As the a Hillsdale after 20 minutes of singing and waving the crowd started to dwindle climbing Back into their cars and heading to their Detroit Homes a leaving behind their jailed Brothers and Sisters. Spring ahead Early sunday Washington apr Daylight saving time returns sunday. The change moving clocks ahead one hour is scheduled for 2 . Most folks will switch their clocks before retiring for the evening or they might be an hour late for Church or other activities. Daylight Lime will remain in effect until oct. 28, when that hour of lost sleep will be resumed. Daylight savings remember to set your clocks ahead one hour at 2 00 ., sunday april 1st. Cease fire collapses All out War in Beirut Beirut Lebanon apr after weeks of sporadic clashes a cease fire Between rival Christian forces collapsed fonday in thunderous Battles that killed at least 26 people and left Beirut and the surrounding Hills in flames. The fighting began at Daybreak and continued through the Day. Residents of the mein Region overlooking Beirut reported heavy shelling. The residents reached by Telephone from Cyprus said they had been in bomb shelters since Dawn. A a it Sall out War again a said a police spokesman who cannot be named under standing regulations. A cease fire had been in effect since March 3 Between Gen. Michel Aouni a troops and the rival lebanese forces militia. It had been violated repeatedly raising fears of renewed warfare but none of the previous fighting was As serious As that fonday. The cd Slian forces have been battling since Jan. 30 for control of the a Hsuan enclave. Aoun began the warfare in january by moving to crush Sainer Geagea s militia the main challenger to Aoun s authority. Estonians cast votes for Freedom Moscow apr the Baltic Republic of Estonia on Friday declared the soviet Union to be an occupying Power and pledged to join neighbouring Lithuania in restoring full Independence. The move put Estonia on the path toward a possible confrontation w Ith the Kremlin bul not As directly As Lithuania which declared Independence on March la. The three Baltic republics of Estonia Lithuania and Latvia have been under Moscow control since they were Force ably annexed 50 years ago on the eve of world War la. Estonian legislators set no Independence Date. They agreed to establish full Independence Only Al the end of a Sull transition period. During the transition Estonia would work out its own future government Structure and Settle differences with Moscow. The soviet news Agency Tass said Estonia a proclaimed the beginning of res Loraun of of the estonian Republic announcing a transitional period which will be completed with die formation of die estonian republics constr tonal agencies of stale Independent Deputy Mart Laar said die session was broadcast live. Senior Smorga Soora parents and students including Sharon Rigel Man were preparing food Friday for the smorgasbord at Camden Frontier High school. The annual event will pay for a senior class trip in april to Washington . The smorgasbord will be in Progress from 4 30 to 8 . Today soviet troops invade lithuanian building panthers photographed although the Panther sighting reported a week ago was deemed a Labrador retriever sighting by at least one City resident the existence of panthers in the City of Hillsdale was confirmed at 1 13 . Friday when this pair of the sleek Black creatures slaked up on the porch at 22 Westwood St. Hillsdale and held the Jerry Wentz family hostage the panthers Neon Green eyes glowing fended off All Rescue attempts by pinning their ears Back sharpening their claws on the porch posts and uttering High pitched screams something Akin to the yowl of a House cat whose Tail has been shut in a door the Dally hews him Curdy Rentzes reported by phone camera Crews from All the Michigan television stations crowded the quiet neighbourhood and a Der Crew was at the scene. The Detroit zoo was contacted to pick up the animals but reported it has one Panther and does t want anymore. In fact it is suspected that the Hillsdale cats were beneficiaries of the zoo s Early release program for Good behaviour. As of press time. Hills a e county animal control officer Boardman had set traps of mackeral to lure the elusive Black leopards into the county animal control truck for details on the capture Effort and a list of injuries please see Vilnius u s s r apr soviet troops took Over the building housing the lithuanian chief prosecutors office late fonday after suit members refused to work with a Moscow loyalist named As new chief prosecutor by the Kremlin the takeover was the first occupation of a government building in Vilnius since Lithuania declared its Independence i March la. It came As an abrupt reversal by the soviets after initial Steps by both sides toward a Compromise. Soldiers previously had occupied a few communist party buildings. Uniformed men Early saturday also moved into Lithuania s Central newspaper printing Plant. They refused to identify themselves and said Only that they were protecting the building. Witnesses said they saw at least seven men armed with nightsticks. Lithuanian president vytautas said on television the decision to take Over the prosecutor s office a brings shame on the soviet Quot they Are trying to destroy the Legal system. We have had these challenges before. We have stood against them and we will do it again Quot he said. Premier Kazimiera Prunskiene told reporters alter an emergency session of the presidium of the Lithuania parliament that the government told employees of the Proser Ulory a office a it try to work Iii die building under the lithuanian official rallies than Moscow s Choice. Lithuanian legislator Egidius Bickauskas said earlier on to that the soviet troops occupied the building with the help of an employee. He did not elaborate. A foreign journalist rushed to the scene and said he saw a Truc Kiad of Interior ministry soldiers enter the building. Moscow earlier tried to Force l Lithuania to adhere to soviet Law by firing Lithuania s chief prosecutor arturs Paulauskas and announcing he would be replaced by Nurias pc traumas. The Chiel prosecutor is basically a Republic wide District attorney. Soviet Deputy prosecutor Alexei Vasil lev made the announcement in a conf Arnee Hall of the prosecutor s building in Vilnius. He ordered the ilk staff members to enforce soviet Law. Sutters began arguing and shouting at Yast lick and then w asked out. Hours later the soviet soldiers moved in. Other buildings under military control Are the Institute of marxism leninism the higher party school and communist party Headquarters. All of them arc communist party buildings

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