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Kalispell Daily Inter Lake (Newspaper) - May 11, 1990, Kalispell, Montana Thi daily inti Lam Kali Apoll Montana Friday May 11, 1990 Montana a3 Highway department scraps plans for signs Helena apr the Stephens administration bending to political pressure has scrapped its plan to award a Minnesota firm the contract for a lucrative Highway sign advertising project. I it Arry Larsen Highway department director announced the decision thursday and said Montana companies will have a first consideration when the process of selecting a firm begins anew next week. A Montana should Benefit to the maximum degree from this project Quot he said. A keeping the half million to a million dollars in Gross revenues generated per year by the sign project in Montana is a compelling argument and one we cannot lose in the process of selecting a meanwhile an official for the Minnesota company that was notified last month it was the successful bidder said his firm May consider suing the state Over its reversal. A obviously its an option a said Robert Brooks jr., vice president of logo signs of America inc., st. Cloud Minn. A a it a a wait and see the sign project authorized by the 1989 legislature allows the attachment of Motel restaurant and service station emblems to at least 500 Green Highway signs throughout the state. The Highway department sought proposals from sign companies to solicit the ads and then make install and maintain the business signs. The state offered a five year renew Able contract Worth As much As $1 million in Gross Revenue annually to the chosen company. A five member department committee reviewed proposals from six companies including two Montana firms and awarded the contract to Jogo signs. The decision created a bipartisan outcry from legislators who said the project was intended to Spur economic development in Montana and not for an out of state business. I go sign which operates similar programs in Minnesota Indiana and Arizona said it intended to open offices in the state and hire two Montana companies to do most of the work. One of the unsuccessful bidders interstate logos inc. Of Helena also objected saying the selection process was slanted in favor of out of state companies because of the emphasis on previous experience with such projects. Larsen said thursday that gov. Scan Stephens agreed with his decision to reject All the initial bids submitted and a new broader selection criteria will be used to a make sure Montana companies have As much Opportunity to participate in this program As while he and Stephens would like to see a Montana company get the contract i sen said he would not predict How heavily any new selection process will be stacked against out of state bidders. He also would not say whether the state has a Legal obligation to the Minnesota company but acknowledged that Legal action was possible. Larsen said criticism Over the initial decision played a part in the administrations reversal. A we did get a lot of heat politically a he said. A it sent Brooks told reporters later he did not know whether his Minnesota company will continue to seek the sign contract a we Hope that should we choose to continue to compete for this contract that our chances will be As Good As any other companies a he said. A a in a taking Larry at his word that the process will be fair and Brooks said his company already spent $15,000 to secure bonding for the project but he would not identify other costs incurred since being notified of the departments decision in april. A the Bottom line is and always has been that we will deliver a Quality program at an attractive prices to the Many businesses throughout Montana that will Benefit from it Quot he commented. Briefly great Falls Grad climbs Everest great Fauls ai5 a the Long line of climbers that assaulted the Summit of mount Everest thursday included a former great Falls resident Michael Browning who graduated from great Falls High school is now an attorney in Boulder colo., and a resident of the nearby Community of Manitou Springs. His parents William and Peggy Browning still reside in great Falls. Browning was just of the Many climbers from All parts of the world to reach the top thursday. There were americans new sealanders Swiss soviets chinese and australians in the latest Batch of climbers to reach the 29,028-foot Summit. Convict arrested for 1986 Idaho rape Shoshone Idaho apr Gooding county officials say fingerprints found on a rape victims automobile in 1986 led to the arrest last week of a Man who was once convicted of attempted rape in Montana. Officials say Robert Andrew Amerson 25, is being held on $100,000 Bond in Gooding county jail charged in the rape of a 62-year-old Lincoln county woman. He was captured at his parents House in Howe last week after a Boise crime expert computer matched fingerprints found on the woman a car window with those of Amerson Lincoln county prosecuting attorney Lavon Loynd said. According to amersonis arrest warrant he served part of a 10-year sentence in Deer Lodge for a rape attempted in that state sometime after the Lincoln county assault. Last log goes through Dillon Mill Dillon apr the Stoltze lumber co. Mill at Dillon came to a grinding halt thursday running out of logs a process. The last log across the conveyor was Cut into souvenir pieces and autographed by some of the workers. Eleven workers lost their jobs immediately said Mike Lyngholm Plant manager. Another 26 Are left on the payroll and will continue to work in the planer and the Woods he said. Lyngholm who has 13 years with the Dillon Mill said it was a a sad Day for the Dillon workers. Many of whom had a number of years invested in their jobs at the Mill. The average seniority of workers at the Plant is nine years he said. A this is just so hard to believe this has actually happened a he said. A Elf s just so senseless. Instead of it Timber helping people to live we re going to leave it out there until it Burns just like Yellowstone. Ifs just such a treat mom at file Coyote roadhouse open 2 til 9 . Mother s Day offering special mothers Day menu plus full regular menu children a portions available too please Call for reservations 837-4250 Highway 35 Bigfork it Pauline and Danny Hopper of fort Smith listen As acting lottery director Jerry Lachere explains a facsimile of their winning lotto America ticket. A photo. Lotto winners to retire Early after picking up $3 million Helena. Apr Danny Hopper was sitting in a Hardin bar wednesday night when he saw the lotto America drawing and knew head hit at least four of the six winning numbers. What he did no to know was that he and his wife Pauline had hit All six numbers and were the winners of $3 million. Hopper who lives 45 Miles South of Hardin in tiny fort Smith said it Wasny to until thursday morning that the couple knew they were millionaires. Mrs. Hopper said she heard five numbers announced on the radio. And that they All matched. Hopper said he then called the radio station to find out the final number a and that one matched too. A i always wanted to retire before i was 50, and i guarantee you it will happen a said Hopper who turns 48 on monday. Hopper a Bureau of reclamation conviction upheld Randall s. Ogle and a Krell 5. Worm take pleasure in announcing the formation of a partnership for the practice of Law under the firm name of Ogle amp worm 17 second Street East . Box 899 Kalispell Montana 59901 400 752-7550 Pax 406-257-04 i i Mechanic at Yellowtail dam on the Bighorn River said he was playing softball in Hardin wednesday night and had gone to a bar after the game when he saw the 9 drawing. The hoppers drove 315 Miles thursday to Helena to claim their prize becoming the second Montana Winner of a lotto America Jack pot. They shared wednesday nights $6 million Jackpot with a Winner in Oregon. Lottery officials said the hoppers will receive $120,000 a year for 20 years after state and Federal taxes Are deducted. Hopper said he and his wife recently bought 312 acres near Roundup where they plan to retire. use the Money to build a House and improve the property he said. A i like to Hunt and water ski that a what i like to do a Hopper said when asked How head be spending his time. A i guess 111 just have More time to do the hoppers said they be been Helena apr the Montana supreme court on thursday upheld the conviction and 150-year prison sentence of Russell Heit for the 1988 killing of a bartender near Billings. The justices unanimously rejected Heits claims that the jury had not been Given proper instructions and the basis for his lengthy prison term was flawed. Heit was convicted of robbery and deliberate homicide in the shooting death of Gary Loos a bartender at the Acton bar Northwest of Billings. When arrested the next Day in Bridger Heit admitted killing Loos. Prosecutors claiming Heil had ambushed his victim sought the death penalty. District judge William Speare of Billings said that Contention was not proven and he sentenced Heit to 150 years with no Chance of parole. A 4 \ \ \ s Las of natural Hea cd comprehensive care utilizing the 482 electric Avenue Bigfork Montana 59911 406 837-5757 a v Sam Mami emt diet a Uccat licensed acupuncturist natural therapeutic specialist on. Donald r. Beans re o dip a Acca licensed acupuncturist certified Homeopath playing basically the same numbers week to week a combination of random picks and the dates of their birthdays and their grandchildren a birthdays. They use the a Advance play method keeping the numbers on file at Wagner s travel Shoppe in Hardin and paying for tickets in Advance each week. Mrs. Hopper said she occasionally wanted to change the numbers but that her husband held fast a the said a just keep playing Mem just keep playing Mem. One of these Days a she said. The hoppers lotto America Jackpot was the largest won by a Montana but is just shy of the largest lottery Jackpot in the state. Rose Ludwig a retired bartender from Laurel won $3,075 million in the Montana lottery a first big spin Jackpot on nov. 4, 1987. The big spin has since been abolished. Four months ago 78-year-old Katherine Summers of Basin became Montana a first lotto America Jackpot Winner splitting a $3.5 million prize with a Wisconsin win a a min a so k�1t2ct free free free $8 in credits with $8 in play video Keno open for breakfast 7 . Daily of a Best bet Casino so 6592 Ham 93 s whitish 862-2949 a Coyote rive House offers a special elaborate a hot amp cold Buffet for mothers a Day open . To the Public 2-9 . Excellent seating for parties of 6-8 or intimate couples. Please Call for reservations 837-1233 Highway 35 Bigfork. It William l Pepper attorney at Law is pleased to announce the opening of his office for the general practice of Law a civil litigation a personal injury a commercial Law a business Law 405 Bridge Street Bigfork it 59901 837-1003 i by appointment or Mother s Day. Baskets amp planters Solo from. Of excellent selection of Jackson and Perkins Motet. Lant Tano a i it , 9 30-6, i i Iii isl i. 2 kilo i Adf rpm Hill i Sun. 11-4 i Kik fan Idaho 756-7568 factory direct Purchase. 1 truckload Quality Owens Corning fibreglass shingles Low $0 a i 75 \ jmj i a so. Hurry in for Best selection of to x to styles and colors on this one Cash amp carry while they time Only Purchase last. Delivery extra 20 year guarantee1 Lilienthal and Schuman insulation company 22 West Reserve dry Kalispell a a hours i set 752-4756 a 301230 Mother s Day at the Valley 1-9 . Ivy r a x or v "3t�rtu�tkl2 cold spicy shrimp appetizer $4 .50 followed by your Choice of c Utah stuffed sole with a creamy Parmesan sauce $ 13.95 or Chicken florentine topped with broiled Ricotta cheese $10.95 we will be featuring an array of tempting desserts. Complimentary Champagne punch accompanies each entree. Full menu As always. .2 reservations the Galley f Fine dining with spectacular vie in 844-3202 at Wes Shore Harbor Lakeside it

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