The Michigan Daily- Wednesday, November 20,1991 - Page 7
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) -
Postal authorities ignored warnings
Thomas McIlvane might strike out
violently because of anger over his
firing, months before he killed four
co-workers and himself, officials
Meanwhile, the third of his vic-
tims was buried yesterday in subur-
ban Detroit. A fourth funeral is set
for Wednesday in Indiana.
McIlvane, a fired letter carrier,
went to the Royal Oak Post Office
last Thursday and opened fire with a
semiautomatic rifle. He killed five
people, including himself, and
The Detroit News said yesterday
that McIlvane gave numerous indi-
cations he was dangerous and once
threatened to kill a state unem-
ployment official after being denied
The Postal Service declined
comment yesterday on the report.
After his suspension for swear-
ing at a supervisor last year, Mcdl-
vane applied for benefits from the
Michigan Employment Security
Commission's Madison Heights
branch, said Sgt. William Phillips
of the Madison Heights police.
The MESC denied McIlvane's
claim, and he swore at two claims
workers before leaving, Phillips
said. He said McIlvane then tele-
phoned MESC branch Manager
"I'm going to come in there and
kill you," the sergeant quoted
McIlvane as saying.
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Michigan National Guard
* WASHINGTON (AP) -
Michigan apparently would avoid
major cutbacks in National Guard C
strength next year under the 1992
defense bill, but its "Wolverine"
combat brigade would remain on the
chopping block, officials said yes-
After months of fierce lobbying,
congressional committees voted to
cut the number of National Guard
and Reserve members by 37,508 un-
der next year's budget, instead of
the 105,076 the administration re-
quested last spring.
About 17,000 National Guard
positions would be eliminated from
the force of 457,000. The cuts would
be spread across the country, but
would be affecte
Gen. Jerome Mat
change plans to d
combat unit -
said. The Wolve
cent of the state
300-member force contingent.
d little if any, said "That war will have to be
hieu, the state's as- fought again in 1993," he said.
;eneral. "As of right now, those cuts are
e bill would not still on the line for Michigan," said
Demobilize the 46th Lt. Col. Brian Downey, spokesper-
- the state's only son for the state National Guard.
in 1993, Mathieu Michigan lawmakers who
rine brigade's loss pushed for less drastic cuts in the
more than 3,000 National Guard and military re-
s and up to 1,500 serves will ask the Pentagon to re-
l, or about 40 per- vise the formula under which it di-
.'s National Guard vided the cuts among the states.
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