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Janesville Gazette (Newspaper) - May 14, 1990, Janesville, Wisconsin State the Janesville Gazette / monday May 14, 1990 / Page 2a my n0mmmmtreaty foes reporting to state questioned for profit status skirts lobby rules associated press Madison an anti treaty rights group that receives donations and holds fund raisers to Advance its political causes Isnit required to make its business activities a matter of Public record officials say. State officials acknowledge they have been asked Why the group Stop treaty abuse Wisconsin should be exempt from reporting requirements that other groups must meet. One answer is that Sta avoided some Public financial reporting requirements by organizing As a for profit taxpaying corporation rather than a nonprofit charitable organization. Officials cite a number of reasons Why Sta does no to have to Register As a lobby group in Wisconsin despite its repeated political intentions to lobby Congress to change the 19th Century treaty rights of Chippewa indians in Northern Wisconsin. The group has organized demonstrations at Northern Wisconsin boat landings and patrolled lakes to disrupt speakers in opposition to court up held Chippewa treaty rights to Spearfish on off reservation lakes. Earlier this year. It pushed an unsuccessful recall Effort the first recall of a legislator since 1932-against rep. James Holperin a Eagle River for his views and involvement in the treaty rights controversy. Officials in the Secretary of states office and the department of regulation and licensing said there have been a number of inquiries in recent months about the groups disclosure requirements. Quot can you imagine any other business producing a product and using the proceeds for lobbying and not having to report it anywhere a said Sharon Metz director of the lutheran human relations association of America in Milwaukee. Is. Metz said her group has contributed to efforts to discourage people to buy Quot treaty a Stop treaty abuse product in Wisconsin and Washington state. She said however that the groups intention to use profits to lobby Congress and Sta statements saying the Beer profits help pay for the groups efforts should make it eligible for More state reporting. Quot i think it s a cop out. Ifs a refusal by the state to do said mrs. Metz a former state legislator. Mark Saunders Legal counsel for the Secretary of states office said however that the lobby Law does not require groups to Register if they do not hire a lobbyist use an employee to do lobby work for More than six Days in a six month period or lobby state officials or state agencies. Saunders said the inquiries by is Metz and others have prompted the office to watch its activities More closely. A a we be been keeping an Eye on them to get a feel if need to Saunders said. Dean Crist a founder of Stop treaty abuse said the groups budget is just under $50,000 annually and the bulk of it goes to Legal fees and court cases involving the treaty rights dispute go easy with soviets speaker associated press Milwaukee the United states avoid becoming entangled in affairs of what could be a crumbling soviet Union former ambassador George f. Kerman says. A we should use what Little influence we have to see that developments there proceed peacefully and in a constructive Ken Nan said. A but we should do so i think As a helpful Distant Friend not As an involved party. A it would be a very unwise procedure to commit the policies of this country to a breakup of the soviet Union and to offer our support by implication to any group that wants to separate itself from that political Kerman 86, a Milwaukee native spoke saturday at the first Kerman forum on International affairs sponsored by the us Milwaukee Institute of world affairs. The former ambassador to the soviet Union received an honorary degree at us Milwaukee commencement exercises sunday. He commended president Bush for his it would be a very unwise procedure to commit the policies of this country to a breakup of the soviet Union and to offer our support by implication to any group that wants to separate itself from that political entity George f. Kennan response to the drive in Lithuania for Independence from the soviet Union. A the is right. To refrain from involving this country directly in the difficulties that have Arisen Over Lithuania a Kennan said. A this Independence demand on the part of the lithuanians is not the last of this sort. What we do in this Case is going to serve As a he said the combination of restive ethnic minorities in the Baltic states economic problems of the soviet Union and attempts to liberalize soviet political life has produced an unstable situation. A anything might happen a partial breakup of the soviet Union a breakdown of government in various parts of the country a split in the communist party civil War temporary regimes Here and there conditions such As those that prevailed 70 years ago at the time of the russian civil he said he was not predicting any of those outcomes a but none of them can be excluded. A the result of All this is that our government does not know and cannot know with what sort of Russia it is going to have to be dealing with in the months and years to come a Kennan said. He agreed with another forum participant foreign affairs Magazine editor William g. Hyland that Independence would have to come sometime for the Baltic states. Green Bay reduces welfare expenses associated press Green Bay administrative costs of Brown county a welfare program were reduced by almost half when a non profit civic organization took Over its operation a report said. The number of general Relief recipients also dropped sharply apparently to a requirement that recipients who were Able to work do so and to a general statewide decrease in welfare recipients. General Relief is designed to provide Basic necessities for unemployed poor people who done to qualify for other welfare Aid. The report released sunday was based on a study done for the Wisconsin policy research Institute a conservative a think tank in Milwaukee by Daniel Alesch a us Green Bay business professor. The report said administrative costs dropped by More than $190,000 a year since the housing allowance office of Brown county inc. Took Over the general Relief program in january 1987. The housing Alliance office had run Low in come housing programs for about 15 years. The general Relief programs total annual Cost including benefits provided to recipients declined about $185,000, the report said. Administrative costs of the program totalled $411,773 in 1986 but declined to $226,000 in 1987 and $219,000 in 1988. The county will consider the use of private firms for other new or expanded programs. State new capsules compiled from associated press reports hit and run suspect held Milwaukee police said a Man was taken into custody for questioning after an 8-year-old girl was fatally injured by a car that sped away from the Accident scene. Chaleisse m. Lee who lived on Milwaukee a Northwest Side was struck about 7 20 . Sunday while walking in a crosswalk with two friends police said. A her two friends dodged out of the Way but she Wasny table to a said sgt. Robert Ley. Police also were trying to determine if the Driver of the car was involved in another hit and run Accident a Short time later about 20 blocks away. A parked car was damaged by a car that fled the scene of the second Accident police said. Kohl scholarships awarded eau . Sen. Herb Kohl has presented some of the first awards granted under his scholarship program to 38 students and teachers from West Central Wisconsin schools. In january Kohl established the Herb Kohl educational foundation achievement award program. The program provides $1,000 College scholarships annually to too Wisconsin High school seniors. It also provides too $1,000 fellowships to Wisconsin teachers and $1,000 Grants to the schools of the too Fellowship winning teachers. Kohl presented the scholarships at a banquet at North High school in eau Claire on saturday. In his remarks Kohl said the teaching profession should command More respect and monetary Reward in America. A in Japan teachers get paid As much As doctors and lawyers a he said. A a that a a clean sweep event a Success Green Bay last months Earth Day activities apparently had a major Impact on Brown county a clean sweep when residents Are encouraged to turn in hazardous waste materials for Safe disposal. Organizers said nearly 2,000 people dropped off wastes totalling eight tons to times More than at last years event. Chuck Larscheid Brown county Landfill specialist credited publicity from the 20th anniversary of Earth Day last month for saturdays clean sweep turnout at the county Fairgrounds in de Pere. Brown county will now consider putting on the waste disposal project which promotes Home safety and a clean environment More than once a year he said. A coming on the heels of the Earth Day anniversary there was a lot More environmental awareness this year a said Larscheid clean sweep coordinator. % police fund Raiser succeeds Milwaukee a fund raising Effort led by concerned police officers put a trip to Florida Back on track today for 24 High achieving math and science students. The trip had been cancelled after an audit discovered $5,600 was missing from a fund earned by the Fulton Middle school students through year Long Candy and pizza sales. Officers at the fifth District police station responded to the theft by starting a fund for the students in an Effort to save the trip. The station made the first donation of $250. By monday morning the fund raising total had climbed to about $12,000, Reeves said no megabucks Winner in Wisconsin there was no megabucks Winner at the saturday drawing. Matching five out of six numbers were 27 players each receiving $976 and 1,481 players chose four of six numbers receiving $39. The estimated Jackpot for wednesdays drawing is $4 million. No lotto Winner there was no grand prize Winner in the saturday Illinois lotto game. Matching five of the six numbers were 271 players for second prizes of $2,951.50. Third prizes of $89 will be awarded to the 17,893 people who hit four of the six numbers. As a matter of fact the Berlin blockade ended in 1949 As the soviet Union announced the reopening of East German land routes. Lotteries Here Are the winning numbers drawn saturday for the megabucks lottery. May 12 1-10-15-28-33-40 estimated grand prize for wednesdays megabucks is $4 million. Here Are the winning numbers drawn sunday in the Illinois lottery. Daily game 1-3-5 pick four game 7-5-4-6 Little lotto May 11 5-23-24-31-34 lotto May 12 1-6-34-38-39-47 estimated grand prize Pool for lotto is $30 million. Maps a Jonesville a Beloit a Rock county a Walworth county a Madison a Rockford a Milwaukee a Wisconsin $1.75 each at Janesville Gazette is. Parker or. 608 754-3311 the family thanks you for a successful dance auction our Beautiful new outdoor Pool opens memorial Day Progress you will enjoy this new attraction As Well As All our other activities 4 indoor Tennis courts Nautilus 1/8 mile indoor run walk track a magnum 3,000 so. Foot aerobics studio a free weights i a racquetball bikes and new stairmaster indoor Pool saunas and whirlpools 1301 Blackbridge 756-3737 Quot is a a Jpn Llego student Esh is we Are catering company ambassador limousine service f amp f tire world Fairview Florist Ben Franklin arts amp crafts Dick Thompson Floral expressions Richard Hemming Rock county appliance amp . Store Container corporation nutria system Quinn business machines sue Whitford travel scope Stella Bike amp ski first congregational Church hotel 21 East Verio mattress Janesville morning rotary club . Heitsman Concrete Robin Fisher Rock county National Bank Milton Avenue Floral coach mans inn Gil Sedor Camilla Owen Blunt Ellis amp Loewi John Lovejoy Kealy pharmacy Pat Pember or. Jeff amp Anne Thomas Ernie Rost Anderson ladies apparel Mulrooney moving amp storage Bonanza family restaurant lube pro s Conway chiropractic Center . Landscaping Saeman paint hot Rod Harry s Sla trax video Prairie Plant farm Auto magic Boutelle photography Janesville Floral Kentucky Fried Chicken Pipsqueak amp me Carl s hairstyling Cen Terway Floral Rath manufacturing Skelly gallery amp gifts Mcdonalds Macday hair designers nature wreaths unlimited . Meinert co., inc. Lords jewellers Dubes jewelry Jim Hutchinson Kmart Westside family restaurant Mike Buggs City cab l atelier Art studio gallery country Kitchen Daniel Long real estate amp insurance Wal Mart Ponderosa Dick Rost amp interiors modern tile amp lumber co. Phil s meats hey a free Myca membership or your Way to Camp by Selling Candy y family Myca 54 s. Franklin Street Janesville i 53545 754-6654

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