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Page 8 - The Michigan Daily - Monday, September 12, 1988

Medical
shuts b
PENTWATER (AP) - A 12- defense wor
mile stretch of Lake Michigan state Der
beaches remained closed yesterday Resources it
while local and state cleanup crews wastes, Wal
removed syringes, drug containers, The cont
and other medical wastes that washed was remini
up on shore. spills that1
The wastes were discovered last New Jersey
Friday, prompting a decision East Coastt
Saturday to ban use of the beaches "When
from Silver Lake State Park north to Jersey, it w
Pentwater, authorities said. here in Har
"They are continuing to close it at county's er
this point in time," Oceana County coordinator.
sheriff's dispatcher John Walker said The wa
yesterday. He said it wasn't known feminine na
when the beaches would reopen. other medic
Six to seven sheriff's department the wastes m
employees were joined by civil Rick Lo

waste
'aches

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rkers and a crew from the
partment of Natural
n cleaning up the medical
ker said.
amination of the beaches
iscent of medical waste
have marred beaches in
and elsewhere along the
this summer.
this happened in New
vas one thing. But geez,
t?" said John Merten, the
mer-gency preparedness
stes included needles,
apkins, syringes, pills and
al supplies. The origin of
wasn't known.
ngorie, a ranger at the

state park, said the waste w
washing up on the beach in clum;
of garbage bags.
"We found about two or th
dozen needles so far," Longorie &
Saturday. "Some of the needles M
have blood in them."
"At first we thought maybe it i
just the equivalent of a garbage 1
full, but there appears to be mor
vials. There was some that lool
like blood. I have seen hypoderd
(needles)," Merten said.
Officials were alerted to the deb
Friday night by a passerby
notified - state park officials, p
manager Peter Lundborg said. SiA
were posted Saturday and hea
advisories were issued.

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1 Anniversary Protest RallyA'^ tP*
Young demonstrators protest in Santiago Saturday during the first opposition mass rally to
be held in Chile in 15 years. The banner reads, "For the dignity and freedom of our nation,
all Chile says NO to dictator Pinochet," a reference to Chilian leader Gen. Augusto
Pinochet, who came to power in a bloody coup 15 years ago. Pinochet is seeking to
remian in power for eight more years as the only candidate in a referendum scheduled for
Oct. 5.
Courts maroon treasure

PORT SANILAC (AP) - Cargo removed from a
'K/5-year-old Lake Huron shipwreck is stirring an
emotional debate between spot divers and historians
over the ethics of the state-approved operation.
Cargo such as corked whiskey bottles and artifacts,
including the ship's bell and navigation lights, already
1. ave been removed from the vessel by commercial
divers who have a state salvage permit.
The permit allows Freedom Marine Ltd. of
AVancouver, British Columbia, to recover and sell cargo
,And artifacts from the Regina, described as a floating
.hardware store that sank in the Great Storm of 1913.
t The debate centers on whether the cargo should be
removed, documented for historical purposes and later
gold, or left undisturbed for those in the state's $40
million recreational diving industry to witness in its
tnatural state.

John Halsey, archaeologoist for the Michigan
Department of State, bureau of history, said part of the
rationale in granting the salvage permit was that
recreational divers eventually would pilfer the cargo
anyway.
We were faced with the position of trying to
preserve something that was being nickeled and dimed
by divers," Halsey said.
"At least we'll know what was on it, how it was
packed. We don't have archaeologists to do it for us."
Halsey said the wreck is historically significant
because its cargo offers a glimpse of life in the early
1900s. Most Great Lakes shipwrecks contain iron ore,
stone or coal, but the Regina was a packet freighter
that sold wares such as hand lotion and horseshoes in
ports along the waterway.

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/Associated Presi
Burning icon
Demonstrators burn an effigy of Korean President Roh Ta, Woo Sunday. in Seoul. The
protesters at Yonsei University demonstrated against the Olympic games a third day in a row;
with a dozen other colleges in the country.

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