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Janesville Gazette (Newspaper) - April 4, 1990, Janesville, Wisconsin Janesville newsstand 38 Home delivered 32 pages 4 sections 145th year no. 232 Janesville i wednesday Steinmetz wins 2nd term governor s veto Powers restricted associated press Madison Justice Donald w Steinmetz who Defeated an appeals judge to win another term on the Wisconsin supreme court says his Victory proves voters dislike judges Quot acting like super Steinmetz who refused during the Campaign to reveal his views on abortion won a second 10-year term tuesday by edging challenger Richard s. Brown an appeals judge who declared his pro abortion stance during the Campaign. Quot a judge should not take stands on abortion or other matters that Are Apt to come before the court a Steinmetz said. Quot the people done to want us acting like super unofficial returns from 3,459, or 99 percent of the states 3,504 precincts showed Steinmetz Defeated Brown 350,245 votes to 326,310, or 52 percent to 48 percent. Rock county voters preferred Steinmetz 7,166 to 6,978. Wisconsin voters also approved a constitutional amendment to curtail the states a Yvanna White veto Power which has allowed the governor to strike letters from words to change the meaning of legislation. The amendment was approved 386,178 votes or 62 percent to 238,807, or 38 percent with 99 percent of the precincts reporting. The amendment was approved by Rock county voters 7,447 to 5,297. Foes of the unlimited veto named for the letter flipping hostess of the television game show a wheel of fortunes said it gave legislative Power to the executive Branch violating the constitutional separation of Powers. The amendment still allows the governor to strike words numerals or entire sentences. Steinmetz who withstood criticism for cancelling some televised debates with Brown said he intentionally sidestepped discussing his personal views on Indian spearfishing the right to Bear arms and other legislative issues. Brown who is deaf campaigned on the theme that the supreme court should work harder while Steinmetz who will now serve a second 10-year term on the High court said those claims were unfair. The attacks on the courts workload Drew reaction late in the Campaign from chief Justice Nathan s. Heffeman who said the courts productivity compares favourably with other state supreme courts. Brown called Steinmetz to concede defeat shortly before Midnight tuesday and the two talked briefly about the Campaign which included spats Over judicial workloads. Campaign financing and a judges right to state his position on abortion a the said he was sure i would be the same Independent Justice for the next to years that i have been for the last ten a Steinmetz said relating his conversation with Brown. Steinmetz said he told Brown their Campaign had been a too negative and that the two should sit Down and find a Way to restrain such campaigning in the future. Brown filed a lawsuit against Steinmetz late in the Campaign claiming the Justice broke state Law by knowingly publishing false information in a television advertisement. The complaint is still pending. Steinmetz said Browne a ads which claimed the supreme court did not work hard enough and Donald Steinmetz was divided into two factions that bickered too often a had a backlash that resulted in his Victory. Brown appeared before too supporters at a tavern in Delafield to concede defeat. A i congratulate Justice Steinmetz. On his Victory and wish him Well for the next ten years a Brown said. A i ran to make a Point a turn to judge a incumbents returned to Council by Mike Dupre Gazette staff Janesville voters on tuesday returned three incumbents to their City Council seats but the Lone challenger managed to win his Home Ward and tie for second a another. Tom Stehura 43, was the no. I vote getter with 3,100 votes. He will return for his fifth full two year term on the Council. Just 16 votes behind was Dan Collins 34, at 3,084. He will be Council president when he begins his third term. The third incumbent Bruce Pierson 52, Drew 3,032 votes-1,196 More votes than the 1,836 cast for challenger Jason Dowd 19, in the at Large election. Pierson will return for his fourth term a turn to Council/8a Dan Collins Bruce Pierson Tom Stehura digest today horizons grandparents must learn again All those years of experience As a Parent Are not training for grand parenthood warns a local Parent educator. The jobs of Parent and grandparent differ widely and Are changing constantly she said. / in local area local Gas prices up a Survey of several Janesville self service stations showed that in the last couple of Days the Price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline has jumped from 99.9 cents to s1.049. In world nation new pm head is hands on Type Robert Stempel who will become the new head of general motors on aug. I has earned a reputation Over the years As a hands on manager More interested in what s under the Hood than what s on the Price sticker More at Home sitting in a car than slapping a rebate on it. / 4c weather partly Cloudy tonight with a Low of 30. Variable Clouds thursday with a High of 39. Partly sunny Friday with a High of 37. Sunny saturday and sunday with highs in the 40s and 50s. / 8c Index 3 advice columns / 5a a Ann Landers business / 4c classified / 4c-7c comics / 3c opinion / 6a to listings / 3c obituaries / 2b thursday Lake Geneva artist images of India Johnson waxes poetic Over family each generation makes contribution by Vicki hearing Gazette staff Samuel c. Johnson came to Janesville to talk about what he knows Best his family and the multimillion Dollar business it has built Over four generations. The chairman of . Johnson Wax presented a historical look at his family and its Racine based company at the Janesville area chamber of Commerce annual dinner meeting tuesday night at Blackhawk technical College. As was expected his address enlightened Janesville residents about the Success of the business. But Johnson slight hearted look at his own involvement with Johnson Wax and its subsidiaries made for an unexpected and entertaining evening. Johnson serves in numerous business capacities including director and chairman of Johnson heritage ban corp a financial corporation that owns Rock county National Bank in Janesville. A Wisconsin is my state and Janesville is a Community we Are interested in a Johnson said. Although Johnson Wax operates in 46 countries the family has maintained close ties to Wisconsin he said. Through the years the Johnson family has contributed to Many social and cultural programs in Racine and other communities he said. A being a family owned company compels you to do things because you Are concerned about future generations a he said. Maintaining control of Johnson Wax and its subsidiaries also has benefited business he said. A there Are distinct advantages to being a family owned among those advantages Are being free from corporate takeovers the ability to we have adapted to change. We believe those who innovate will survive Samuel c. Johnson a new logo Honoreen / in maintain secrecy from competitors and continuity of business management Johnson said. A Only in a family business does management continuity Breed genuine loyalty. A family firm also has the mechanics to make decisions each generation has brought a new dimension to the company which began manufacturing Wood parquet floors in 1886, he said. Johnson Wax has expanded and diversified because family members continued the creativity and Energy that helped found it Johnson said. A we have adapted to change a he said. A we believe those who innovate will survive. A it is now obvious to me that every generation of the family has to bring something new to the business. None of us were clones of our fathers and mothers in the scope of ideas nor facets of our lives a he said. Shortly after it began the company added floor Wax products then moved into automotive products in 1914 when Johnson a father developed a Carbon remover a disastrous development that introduced his father to chemistry he said. A not Only did it remove Carbon it also removed engines too. That year the com a turn to Johnson a election a the winners Ehi veto referendum s yes supreme court s Steinmetz Janesville City Council s Stehura go Pierson g Collins Janesville school Board s Goelzer s Anderson s Fladhammer Rock county Board s Upson Lake Geneva mayor Jujj condos Delavan mayor Jujj Dantone Evansville mayor s eager Edgerton Pool s no results/7a, 1b, 3b-6b, 8bapril 4, 1990 clean air Bill moves to House associated press Washington the debate Over tougher air pollution controls shifts to the House with Senate approval of a sweeping clean air Bill imposing new emission curbs on automobiles factories and electric Power plants. The Senate voted 89-11 late tuesday to approve a far reaching Bill aimed at reducing Urban smog toxic Industrial chemical releases and acid rain pollution. The House Energy and Commerce committee was working behind closed doors today on the House version of the Bill. A final committee vote is expected by the end of the week. President Bush called the Senate action a a historic vote that will a affect generations to come As we work to build a cleaner safer the last time either the Senate or House approved changes in Federal clean air Laws was 1977 despite growing concern in recent years about dirty air. Senate majority Leader George Mitchell a Maine who unsuccessfully sought Over the past decade to change Federal clean air Laws called the Senate Bill a a tremendous Victory and a significant improvement Over current air pollution requirements. A we can no longer delay. The american people want action. They demand action a Mitchell said. The lopsided Senate voted capped weeks of jockeying among senators Over the legislation which was a Compromise with the White House. Senators from the Northeast and California sought to toughen Auto pollution controls but failed in narrow votes. Several attempts to Cushion the Midwest from the High Cost of acid rain controls also failed As did an Effort to help Coal miners who could lose their jobs under new pollution requirements. Many senators expressed concern Over the Bill a Cost estimated at about $21 billion a year when it takes frill effect toward the end of a turn to clean air a Tad Ninon Cai Attas of Samuel c. Johnson addresses the chamber of Commerce

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