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A-2VVeather, news in brief the Cinc innati enquirer Friday, September 20, 199 1 RMO Today is Friday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 1991. There are 1 02 days left in the year. ' " y "" " 1 1 nn ""' ii ii " ' ' ' i. 1 ' Democrats keep - j . . - , ; ..' W. s -- .4- ii - r -h 'l 1 1962: Black student James Meredith was blocked from enrolling in the University of Mississippi by Gov. Ross R. Barnett. (Meredith was later admitted.) 1519: Portu tap j 50 YEARS LATER guese navigator Ferdinand Magellan set out from Spain on a voyage to find a western passage to the Spice Islands in Indonesia. Magellan was killed en route, but one of his ships eventually circled the globe. 1873: Panic The Associated PressLuis Romero Three Indian women in native dress walk past a home Thursday that was destroyed by Wednesday's earthquake in Pochuta, Guatemala. At least 17 people were reported killed in the quake, which measured 5.8 on the Richter scale. 1941: In France, the Germans impose a 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew In Paris. Calif, primary later for 1992 ENQUIRER NEWS SERVICES LOS ANGELES: The Democratic Party on Thursday set a ly2 presidential primary calendar that keeps Iowa and New Hampshire at the head of the pack but lacks the early California vote the party hoped would yield a quick nominee. Approval of the jalendar came on the opening day of the Democratic National Committee's annual meeting, which was attracting a half-dozen of the party's 1992 presidential prospects. The meeting served an as unofficial opening of the late-starting Democratic campaign. So far, there are three declared major candidates: Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin, former Massachusetts Sen. Paul Tsongas and Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder. More entries are expected by early October. Congressional checks bounce for free WASHINGTON: Members of the House bounced hundreds of thousands of dollars in personal checks written on their Capitol bank accounts and paid none of the penalties a normal citizen would face, according to the General Accounting Office. The agency said House members wrote 8,331 bad checks during the year ending June 30, 1990. That's an average of nearly 19 rubber checks per lawmaker. And even after new policies were established midway through that year to cut down on the abuses, nearly a third of the 440 House members and nonvoting delegates bounced checks of more than $1,000, the report said. One MIA photo being taken seriously WASHINGTON: The Pentagon said Thursday that most of the pictures purported to show live American MIAs from the Vietnam War are fakes, but at least one is being taken seriously. It appears to show Army Capt. Donald G. Carr, who has been missing for 20 years since the plane in which he was riding as an observer was shot down over Laos. Carr, the pilot and the aircraft were never found. AT&T workers in class during outage NEW YORK: Technicians who monitor an AT&T facility that shut down, bringing New York's airports to a standstill, were absent because they were at a class on a new alarm designed to prevent the very trouble that caused the outage, their union said Thursday. American Telephone & Telegraph Co. confirmed that some of the technicians at the Manhattan call-switching center were at such a class during Tuesday's outage, but wouldn't say whether they were the workers responsible for checking alarms. AT&T said the failure occurred after alarms went unheeded for six hours. The union denied it. Flooding threatens Rio Grande valley DEL RIO, Texas: Homeowners and campers headed for higher ground Thursday after heavy rain doused parts of southwestern Texas and water rose in the Rio Grande and Lake Amistad. Officials warned residents of downstream low areas that water releases from Lake Amistad, on the Mexican border, might have to be increased if rainfall continued. Man gets maximum for club fire NEW YORK: The man who set a fire that killed 87 people at a social club received the maximum sentence Thursday: 25 years to life in prison. Julio Gonzalez, 37, was convicted of 174 counts of murder two counts for each death. He got 25 years to life for each count, but under state law the sentences must run concurrently. Gonzalez will be eligible for parole in 25 years. More national news, Page A-8. Healthscience, Page E-8. swept the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in the wake of railroad bond defaults and bank failures. 1881: Chester A. Arthur was sworn in as the 21st president of the United States, succeeding James A. Garfield, who had been assassinated. 1958: Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. was seriously wounded at a New York City department store when an apparently deranged black woman stabbed him in the chest. 1963: In a speech to the U.N. General Assembly, President Kennedy proposed a joint U.S.-Soviet expedition to the moon. 1 976: Playboy released an interview in which Democratic presidential nominee Jimmy Carter admitted he'd "looked on a lot of women with lust." Nets from sky to ease traffic COX NEWS SERVICE SEOUL, South Korea Ever get so hacked off in traffic that you start fantasizing that some giant unseen bolt from the blue might reach down and snatch up the car blocking your lane? Well, that's precisely what will happen here this busy holiday weekend, when South Korea deploys military helicopters with nets to break up traffic jams by plucking stalled cars from the road. The holiday is Chusok, the annual autumn moon festival. A bit like Thanksgiving in the United States, Chusok is a time for feasts and visiting relatives. Heavy arms head to Croatia ZAGREB, Yugoslavia: A huge column of Yugoslav army tanks, military vehicles and artillery rumbled toward Croatia on Thursday in a show of strength apparently meant to intimidate the secessionist republic's forces. The European Community, meanwhile, decided against dispatching a peacekeeping force to Yugoslavia. But the EC foreign ministers agreed to study the possibility of a later deployment. Hijacker arrested at airport TUNIS, Tunisia: An unarmed Tunisian who falsely claimed he had a bomb commandeered an Alitalia jetliner with 137 people aboard Thursday but was arrested with a suspected accomplice when the plane landed. There were no injuries. The hijacker seized a flight attendant and took her to the cockpit, where he threatened to blow up the plane unless it flew to Algeria, said Tunisian Interior Minister Abdallah Kallal. The airport in Algiers refused landing permission, and the pilot convinced the hijacker to allow him to continue on to Tunis, Alitalia said. S. Africa groups trade blame JOHANNESBURG, Soutr) Africa: The rival African National Congress and Inkatha Freedom Party blamed each other Thursday for two clashes in Natal province that killed six people. Another person was shot to death in a township near Johannesburg, and 2,000 mourners cheered calls for an interim government and self-defense units at a funeral for 10 people killed in the chronic black factional fighting. More world news, Page A-3. Baker to meet with Palestine official today ENQUIRER NEWS SERVICES AMMAN, Jordan: A Palestinian representative made a surprise trip to Jordan early today to meet with Secretary of State James A. Baker III as the U.S. official pressed for Palestinian participation in a Middle East peace conference. Hanan Ashrawi, one of three Palestinians who have met six times with Baker in the past, called U.S. officials traveling with him to request the meeting. She was traveling by car from Israel to Amman, the Jordanian capital. The meeting was arranged only hours after Baker warned the Palestinians that if they did not agree to participate in a peace conference, it might go ahead without them. Israel: U.S. favors Arabs JERUSALEM: Israel accused the United States Thursday of tilting to the Arabs in its eagerness to draw them to a Mideast peace conference, and said that could be an obstacle to peace. Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir claimed Washington had triggered "euphoria in the Arab world" by delaying Israel's request for housing loan guarantees for the sake of the peace conference. "And this fact cannot advance peace but rather distance it," Shamir said in a meeting with Rep. Wayne Owens, D- V General Information 721-2700 NEWS DEPARTMENTS Managing Editor, Thomas E. Dunning 369-1958 Deputy Managing EditorNews & Administration. Dennis Doherty 369-1976 Deputy Managing EditorProjects & Planning, Linda Cagnetti 369-1999 Senior Editor, John Van Doom 369-1951 Assistant Managing EditorNews, James Smith 369-1003 Assistant Managing EditorFeatures-Business, Michael Roberts 369-1984 Assistant Managing EditorGraphics. Utah, according to a statement from the prime minister's office. Price raised on hostage release BEIRUT, Lebanon: A pro-Iranian kidnapping faction said Thursday it would not free any Western hostage until Israel releases 20 more Lebanese prisoners. The handwritten Arabic-language statement, delivered to An-Nahar newspaper and a western news agency, was accompanied by a picture of American hostage Joseph Cicippio, 61, of Norristown, Pa., who is held along with British hostage Jack Mann. James L. Dean 369-1812 Editorial Page Editor, Thomas Gephardt 369-1855 Executive News Editor, Neena Pellegrini 369-1921 News Editor. Jenny Barker 369-1921 Metro Editor, Kerry Klumpe 369-1003 Business News 369-1962 Sports Editor, Greg Noble 369-1917 Tempo Editor, Sara Pearce 369-1992 Director of Photography, Liz Dufour 369-1952 Sports Results 749-1055 NEWS BUREAUS Tri-County. 4820 Business Center Way, Cincinnati, 45246. Local calls to 860-4270. From Butler, Warren Clinton, Brown and Adams counties, and throughout Ohio, call 1-800-336-7003. Clermont County, 200 Technecenter Drive, Suite 206 Milford. Ohio 45150. Call 576-1800 TO ADVERTISE Weather Hot Line: 1-900-370-8777 Display Advertising (National) ,.369-1744 Display Advertising Retail 3b9-l Bl 1 Classified Ads 421-6300 Legal Advertising 723-2397 Gannett National Newspaper Sales (212) 715-5300 TO SUBSCRIBE For the latest weather forecasts, call The Enquirer Weather Hot Line. Touch-tone callers: Follow recorded instructions, entering area code for U.S. city or first three letters of foreign city. Rotary callers: Hear Cincinnati weather. Delivery and Subscription Service 651-4500 Atlanta 404 Boston 617 Chicago 312 Dallas 214 Denver 303 Los Angeles 213 Miami 305 Newark 212 Tampa 813 Washington D.C. 202 TOs' j Cost: 75 cents for first minute; 50 cents for each additional minute TemperaturesU.S. cities L. H. Prec. City L. H. Prec. City Today Tomorrow Lexington 51 66 .02 Little Rock 53 68 .15 Los Angeles 66 87 Louisville 52 65 Memphis 53 69 .02 Miami Beach 78 87 Milwaukee 42 56 Mpls-St. Paul 38 49 Nashville 50 67 New Orleans ,..74 83 01 wjt wmperaiures on maps are today's forecast 2. South Bend com Cleveland : 5837 5740 j Columbus , I . Dlyion 60381 lndia"!P?K9 .Cincinnati Jf j 6038 W40 jWjm. f JJisvHIe WW .V L. 6538 lexingto ultimo Paducah 6335 AH, X lf6538 jfPP New York City 57 Norfolk. Va 68 81 92 Akron-Canton 51 62 .10 Albany. N Y 53 61 1 16 Albuquerque 51 64 Anchorage 38 53 Asheville 65 79 .55 Atlanta 63 76 .04 Atlantic City 56 90 Baltimore 57 80 .46 Billings 37 73 Birmingham 65 73 Bismarck 23 58 Boise 50 87 Boston 58 82 .58 Bullalo 53 62 .09 Burlington. Vt 54 55 1 34 Charleston.S C 78 86 Charleston. W V 63 61 .41 Charlotte 72 89 .12 Chattanooga 60 69 .02 Cheyenne 31 64 Chicago 40 56 Columbia, S.C 71 93 1.05 Concord, N.H 53 76 .73 Dallas-R.Worth 50 62 .71 A three-day notice is required to start or stop delivery. Daily & Sunday (monthly) $14 .25 Daily (monthly) $7.50 Sunday (monthly) $6.75 If your carrier charges more than suggested monthly rates, he or she is doing so as an independent business person. The Enquirer does not approve of this practice. MAIL SUBSCRIPTION The Cincinnati Enquirer (USPS 113-200) is published daily and Sunday. Mail subscription rates are $322.40 a year daily and Sunday, $218.40 a year daily only, and $104.00 a year Sunday only. Second-class postage paid at Cincinnati. Ohio, by The Cincinnati Enquirer, 617 Vine Street. Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Trie Cincinnati Enquirer, 617 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. The publisher reserves the right to change subscription rates during the term of a subscription upon 28 days' notice. This notice may be by mail to the subscriber, by notice contained in the newspaper itself, or otherwise. Subscription rate changes may be implemented by changing the duration of the subscription. MISSED DELIVERY To ensure same-day delivery of missed copies Monday through Saturday within the greater Cincinnati area, call 651-4500 before 9:30 a.m. (On Sunday call before 10:30 a.m.) BACK COPIES You can buy papers up to one month old at the Enquirer circulation office, third floor. 617 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. HAVE A NEWS QUESTION? Call our reader representative Betty Barnett at 369-1851 if you tee inaccurate information or have comment about a story, or call the appropriate editor listed under New Departments. Oklahoma City 46 60 Omaha 31 60 Orlando 73 Paducah 50 94 65 32 Philadelphia 57 83 Phoenix 80 96 Pittsburgh 53 62 Portland, Maine 64 74 Portland, Ore 55 86 Today Tomorrow Ptcldy 4158 . Sunny 38;62 Ptcldy 4559 Sunny 3357 Ptcldy 5072 Ptcldy 5275 Mocldy 38 55 Cloudy 40'54 Ptcldy 5066 Sunny 3967 Ptcldy 5875 Sunny 5373 Ptcldy 5663 Sunny 4767 Sunny 5365 Sunny 4365 Ptcldy 4682 Ptcldy 4868 Sunny 4773 Sunny 4674 Sunny 2874 Sunny 4575 Sunny 52'80 Ptcldy 4473 Ptcldy 5760 Sunny 4458 Ptcldy 42(54 Sunny 3960 Shwrs 4252 Sunny 3555 Mocldy 69'76 Sunny 5971 Ptcldy 4362 Sunny 38'67 Ptcldy 6069 Sunny 4769 Sunny 50'70 Sunny 4570 Sunny 3875 Fair 4579 Sunny 3259 Sunny 39'69 Mocldy 6574 Sunny 4974 Sunny 5K60 Sunny 3360 Ptcldy 5173 Ptcldy 5980 Sunny 45'78 Sunny 45'81 Sunny 3366 Sunny 48(74 Sunny 3958 Sunny 3763 Sunny 30 61 Mocldy 46 66 Sunny 3664 Sunny 3771 Rain 3751 Rain 3749 Sunny 3470 Sunny 4776 Sunny 35'59 Sunny 3667 Sunny 3657 Sunny 3464 Ptcldy 5767 Sunny 45 68 Ptcldy 5461 Sunny 3762 Ptcldy 66'88 Ptcldy 8989 Ptcldy 5976 Sunny 5781 Sunny 3460 Sunny 3869 Sunny 5375 Sunny 5078 Mocldy 6B 83 Mocldy 6582 Sunny 4070 Ptcldy 5274 Sunny 48'68 Sunny 4368 Ptcldy 6180 Sunny 6081 Ptcldy 6894 Ptcldy 7094 Sunny 38 63 Sunny 35'68 Ptcldy 4671 Ptcldy 5074 Ptcldy 6488 Ptcldy 6589 Sunny 4165 Sunny 3671 Sunny 4570 Ptcldy 4874 Ptcldy 7790 Ptcldy 7790 Sunny 3656 Sunny 4166 Sunny 3166 Mocldy 4974 Sunny 4468 Sunny 4170 Ptcldy 6781 Sunny 6481 Sunny 5465 Sunny 4563 Ptcldy 8468 Sunny 5366 Mocldy 4770 Mocldy 5573 Sunny 3670 Ptcldy 5180 Mocldy 7285 Mocldy 7184 Sunny 39'68 Sunny 4072 Ptcldy 5564 Sunny 4467 Ptcldy 7696 Ptcldy 7496 Ptcldy 4456 Sunny 4061 Sunny 5363 Sunny 3859 Mocldy 5473 Ptcldy 4974 Ptcldy 5863 Sunny 4060 Ptcldy 6267 Sunny 4567 Sunny 39-83 Ptcldy 5180 Sunny 46'91 Sunny 4786 Sunny 5569 Sunny 4366 Sunny 5792 Sunny 5690 Sunny 39'65 Sunny 4572 Ptcldy 5082 Ptcldy 53'80 Mocldy 5675 Ptcldy 5680 Ptcldy 6375 Ptcldy 6376 Ptcldy 5587 Ptcldy 5466 Ptcldy 7890 Ptcldy 7889 Ptcldy 5369 Ptcldy 5067 Windy 4872 Ptcldy 4468 Mocldy 7588 Mocldy 72(85 Sunny 3858 Sunny 3865 Ptcldy 3669 Ptcldy 4775 Sunny 3254 Sunny 3160 Tstrms 6789 Tstrms 6589 Mocldy 4769 Mocldy 5475 Sunny 5866 Sunny 4867 Ptcldy 7790 Ptcldv 7790 Denver 36 72 Tristate forecast Friday, Sept. 20 Cincinnati: Fair Mostly sunny today; high 62. North winds 5 to 15 mph. Clear tonight; low 40. Sunny Saturday; high 68. Ohio: Mostly sunny Mostly sunny statewide; variable cloudiness northeast. Highs upper 50s to low 60s. Clear tonight; chance of frost in low-lying areas. Lows mid-30s to low 40s. Sunny Saturday; highs in the 60s. Kentucky: Sunny Sunny today; highs in the 60s. Clear tonight; lows 35 to 40. Sunny Saturday, highs 65 to 75. Indiana: Fair Mostly sunny; highs upper 50s to mid-60s. Clear tonight; lows mid- to upper 30s. Sunny Saturday; highs mid-60s to 70. AIR QUALITY: Thursday's air-quality index was 29, considered good. The pollen count was 14, consisting mostly of grasses and ragweed. The mold count was 3,441. Des Moines .. .33 56 25 Providence 69 78 Raleigh-Durham 71 69 Rapid City 22 67 Reno 48 94 Richmond 59 93 Sacramento 59 91 St Louis 43 60 Salt Lake City 52 78 San Antonio 58 63 San Diego 64 78 San Francisco 55 65 tin Shawm Storm RurrWe Snow Sumy ive-dav Metro outlook .10 Detroit 43 61 Duluth 34 43 .04 Evansvllle 45 61 Fairbanks 32 53 Fargo 33 51 Fort Wayne 41 61 Grand Rapids 46 54 .08 Greensboro 64 87 1 23 Hartford 69 77 .15 Honolulu 73 88 Houston 65 73 .02 Indianapolis 40 61 San Juan, P R 77 Seattle 54 6240 68403 80S50S 80350S 75 84 Spokane 48 Saturday Today Sunday Monday Tuesday Tampa-St Ptrsbg....72 92 Ohio River levels Toledo 41 62 62 Topeka 35 Jackson. Miss. . .60 70 .23 Jacksonville 71 95 60 Kansas City 33 Traverse City 36 50 Tucson 66 88 Tulsa 45 63 Washington, D C 69 81 W. Palm Beach 75 90 54 59 1 50 Here ve the 7 .m. river itage forecasts for today and tomorrow and yesterday'! 7 a.m. reading. Floodpool tosterday's Ixtey's femorrow'i Location stage stage forecast forecast Maysville.Ky 5033.5 33.6 33.7 33 8 MeldahlDam 5112 13.4 13.4 13.6 Cincinnati 5225.4 26.5 26.4 26.5 Maryland Dam 5112 13.0 13.0 13.1 KnoKville , Lake Charles 64 72 Hlgh105 at Talt, Calif.; low 17 at Valentine. Neb. Us Vegas 69 96 Foreign cities Moon Phase Sunrise Sunset Stockholm Clear Sydney Clear Taipei Cldy Tokyo Rain Tunis Vienna Clear Warsaw Cldy 1pm 10pm 8pm 9pm 1pm 1pm 1pm 81 84 78 71 72 84 OI0IO09Q A story on Page 1 Thursday incorrectly stated the monthly payment on a 30-year fixed-rate home mortgage loan with a 10.02 interest rate and based on a $75,000 mortgage. The amount should be $659.29. It was a reporter's error. The Enquirer will correct all errors of substance. If you wish to report an error or request a clarification, please call Betty Barnett, reader representative, at 369-1851 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 87 66 66 82 73 51 79 79 93 79 87 105 80 91 59 68 88 Canadian cities 1pm 1pm 1pm 8pm 8pm 3pm 3pm 7am 8pm 1pm 1pm 3pm 1pm 2pm 2pm 9pm 8pm Lisbon Ptcldy London Cldy Madrid Clear Manila Rain Mexico City Cldy Moscow Ptcldy Nairobi Clear Nassau Clear New Delhi Clear Nice Clear Paris Cldy Riyadh Clear Rome Clear SanJaun Cldy Sarajevo Ptcldy Seoul . Ptcldy Singapore Cldy Full Sept 23 Labi Otr New Sept.30 Oct.7 First Otr Oct. 15 7 23 a.m. 7:39 p.m. Aberdeen Ckly Algiers Clear Amsterdam Ptcldy Athens Uia Beirut Clear Berlin Cldy Bonn Cldy Brussels Ptcldy Copenhagen Ptcldy Dublin Cldy Qeneva Clear Helsinki Rain Hong Kong Ptcldy Jerusalem Clear 59 85 64 81 83 64 64 66 84 61 74 49 85 77 1pm Noon 1pm 2pm 2pm 1pm 1pm 1pm 1pm 1pm 1pm 2pm 8pm 2pm Weather bureau report For Sept. 19, 1991 1991 1990 Rec. N'l High 64 69 94 78 Low 49 58 39 55 Precip 01 .67 L. H. 42 63 39 62 55 74 28 43 48 73 64 78 Calgary Clear Edmonton Clear Montreal Rain Reglna Clear Toronto Cloudy Vancouver Clear The moon will rise at 5:53 p.m. and set at 5:04 a.m. Saturday. Mercury will be 3 high in the E at 6:30 a.m. Venus will be 23 high in the E at 6:30 a.m. Jupiter will be 15 high in the E at 6:30 a.m. Saturn will be 26 high In the SSE at 8:30 p.m. f .a.,ii t .i.ia.i a aw an - i - 1

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