Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 7, 1998 · Page 2
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Ukiah, California
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Sunday, June 7, 1998
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A-2—SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 1998 THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL MORNING BRIEFING A quick read of the world Associated Press U.N. Security Council demands halt to nuclear tests UNITED NATIONS — The 15 members of the Security Council demanded Saturday in a unanimous vote that India and Pakistan refrain from further nuclear tests, halt weapons programs and sign nuclear control agreements unconditionally. The Indian Foreign Ministry denounced the resolution as "coercive and unhelpful" and said "we find it grotesque that an organ of the United Nations should seek to address India in this manner." Pakistan's U.N. ambassador, Ahmad Kamal, accused major powers of using nuclear treaties "to legitimize their own possession of huge nuclear arsenals ... in perpetuity and as a blunt instrument" to deny them to others. "Nonproliferation is no longer an issue in South Asia," Kamal told the council after the vote. "There is a real danger of nuclear conflict" and "no amount of sermonizing and lamentations can rectify or reverse this unfortunate development." Afghanistan people pray for those killed in earthquake DASHTAK, Afghanistan — Standing in a line at the edge of a sheared-off mountainside, a mullah and his congregation intoned a final prayer for the more than 1,200 people of Dashtak who perished in last week's earthquake. Many of the dead; including 140 children who were attending school, were swept to their deaths in a powerful landslide that poured down this mountain. "If you want to go into this place and get your wood, do it now," the mullah said. "After this, people cannot walk in this area. It is a big cemetery now." The mountain village of Dashtak was the hardest hit by the May 30 quake. More than one-fifth of its residents were killed and 600 houses destroyed when the side of the mountain fell away. Now it is a sea of gray rock and dust that cakes the skin. Foreigners flee Eritrea in midst of attacks ASMARA, Eritrea — With a border dispute escalating into bombing raids, hundreds of foreigners scrambled out of Eritrea on Saturday, fearing it will be engulfed in war with Ethiopia. One of their main escape routes came under attack for a second straight day. Ethiopian jets again bombed a military-civilian airport not far from Asmara, forcing embassies to step up their exit plans. • Late Saturday, American and other foreign diplomats met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in Addis Ababa and received a pledge that Ethiopian warplanes would suspend their bombing of the airport from Saturday evening until Sunday morning so evacuations could take place, Italian Ambassador Marcello Ricoveri said. Afterward, German military aircraft carrying 210 Europeans took off for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the German Defense Ministry said. The plane was expected to arrive in Cologne on Sunday, a ministry statement issued in Bonn said. Crash doesn't shake Germans' confidence in their trains ABOARD INTERCITY TRAIN NO. 12671 — A jolt, a sigh, and the train pulls out of the station in Hanover, Germany, at 6:44 p.m. Right on time, even though this isn't the usual train. It should be an InterCity Express, the fastest model on German rails — the kind that derailed last Wednesday when a wheel broke. Investigators still can't fully explain the deadly accident, and by Saturday ICE models nationwide had been recalled twice for security checks. The crash killed more than 100 people and smashed rail cars like tin cans. Yet it apparently has not shaken confidence — or pride — in Germany's premier train network. As they settle in with novels, newspapers and laptops, passengers on the Friday evening journey •to Frankfurt still believe the high-speed trains are safe. And they can't wait to get back on them. Bernd Pecnek commutes three times a week on the ICE, and he doubts it has a technological flaw. "I've traveled thousands of miles on these trains, and I've never seen a problem. The crash was a freak accident," says Pecnek, a business consultant who like many people on board says he far prefers the high-speed train to the autobahn. More children being removed from SSI rolls WASHINGTON — Hbuse Republicans, whose sweeping welfare overhaul already is cutting off checks to 100,000 disabled children, are considering new changes that could cut tens of thousands more kids from the rolls. Rep. Clay Shaw, R-Fla., is offering legislation aimed at making it harder for people to rip off Social Security's Supplemental Security Income program and to provide stiffer penalties for those caught cheating. Disability advocates are focusing on a provision that makes it even harder for children to qualify. Already, the Social Security Administration is removing an estimated 100,000 children with moderate disabilities from SSI in response to the 1996 welfare overhaul. Shaw, chairman of the Ways and Means human resources subcommittee, said his measure is needed to make standards consistent and fair for all children. How to issue asteroid warnings without triggering a panic? IRVINE — Following March's false alarm about an asteroid coming dangerously close to Earth in the 21st century and two Hollywood summer blockbusters about cosmic collisions, experts met Saturday to plan methods for asteroid warnings that won't trigger mass panic. "Collisions with the Earth is a topic that is so prone to sensationalism that we must be extremely careful about how we communicate new discoveries," said Richard P. Binzel, a planetary science professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "It took the (March) event to wake us up." A March 11 report that Asteroid 1997XF11 was headed to within 30,000 miles of Earth's center — and could hit — in October 2028 was front page news and the top story on evening TV news broadcasts. The report from the International Astronomical Union was quickly debunked by astronomers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena who recalculated the asteroid's likely path and found it would miss the Earth by 600,000 miles. New to Ukiah ALL ITEMS $1 EACH GRADUATION '& FATHER'S DA ARE COMING SOON! WE HAVE: Party Supplies • Gift items • Balloons • and Much More! CONE SHOP US TODAY! New Items Weekly! DOLLAR WORLD Raley's Shopping Center 1395-A No. StateSt. 463-8455 $ * V* $ JUNE 11-5 PM 3 YEAR ROSES *5" 2 GAL. POT 4-5 YEAR ROSES $ 20 N s GAL. POT these an landscape™ specimen roses! 720 Road "N" <»« west Road) REDWOOD VALIEY PETS OF THE WEEK Julia Orphtus/The Daily Journal' Betty and Wilma (left) are Rottweiler/shepherd-mixes who are a little shy, but sweet as can be. They are 8 weeks old, and have three brothers and two sisters who also' need good homes. Shadow is a 15-week-old golden retriever/collie mix. He has a terrific personality and a lot of love to give his new owners. Shadow is a smart dog who would be a great addition to any family. If you would like more information about Shadow, Betty or Wilma, call Animal Control at 463-4427, or visit its location on Plant Road. AP Web site source of erroneous report on Hope Associated Press NEW YORK — An Associated Press article being prepared in the event of the death of Bob Hope was inadvertently displayed on the news service's Web site, prompting a congressman to erroneously announce his death on the floor of the House. House Majority Leader Dick Armey saw a copy of the AP Internet story on Friday, handed it to Rep. Bob Stump of Arizona and asked him to announce Hope's death on the House floor. Stump's announcement, broadcast live on C-SPAN, became the basis for other news organizations reporting that Hope had died. When it was .determined a few minutes later that the 95-year-old Hope was alive and in fact was having breakfast at his home in California, Armey and Stump apologized to Hope's family. The AP removed the article from its Web site after a staff per- son noticed it. However, Stump had already made his announcement. Ruth Gersh, editor of AP Multimedia Services, said the preparedness was miscoded by human error so that instead of showing up only on an internal display where an editor could work on it, the preparedness was posted to AP's Web site, The WIRE. AP, like other news organizations, prepares obituaries on celebrities so copy can be moved quickly when they die. The preparedness that moved had the word "Dead" only in the headline. It read: "Bob Hope, Tireless Master of the One-Liner, Dead at XX." The first paragraph of the story did not say Hope had died. It read: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Hope, the master of the one-liner and tireless morale-booster for servicemen from World War II to the Gulf War, xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx He was xx. (born May 29, 1903). AP's longtime Hollywood correspondent, Bob Thomas, who has known Hope ;for decades, called the family.-to apologize on behalf of the AP for the erroneous report. Hope's daughter, Linda, said it has happened before and they were used to it, and said her father "had a good laugh about it." ,' -• She quoted him as saying, "Well, I'm still here." ..'.: Ms. Hope said he wanted to go out and hit some golf balls, in the yard but decided against it, saying, "There are all these news choppers flying around." ...-. Read about it • in the •<• Daily Journal "The Country's Best Yogurt M TCBV"TF«rts t COUPON EXP. 6-10-98 Single Cake or SugarCone 75 Special Reg. $1.49 All SIZE GUPS & DISHES 50 ( 0fl I I I 7 DAYS 11AM-10 FROZEN YOGURT • ICE CREAM GOLDEN GATE SHELL 1105 Airport Park Blvd.,Ukiah 462-9680 I I I • Main numbers 468-3500,468-0123 Circulation Number 468-3533 Classified Numbers 468-3535,468-3536 Legal/Classified Advertising 468-3529 Dennis Wilson-Publisher 468-3500 K.C, Meadows-Editor 468-3526 Ray Hamill-Sports Editor 468-3518 Loll O'Rourkt-Comnunity New A Feature Editor,,,,....,.,.,,,,,,.,,,,,..,..,,,.,...,..468-3522 Barbara Vasconcello* Chief Photographer. 468-3538 Janet Noe-AdvertUing Director 468-3510 Eddie Sequelra-Advertising 468-3509 Gail Walker-Advertising 468-3512 Joe Chavei-Advertising 468-3513 Victoria Hamblet-Advertising 468-3514 Sarah Sutherland-Adv. Asst. & NIE Coordinator 468-3528 Vic Martinet-Production Manager..468-3515 Yvonne Bell-Office Manager ;,,468-3506 Ken Bohl-Circulation Manager 468-3532 UDJ Web site E-mail udj@saber,net The Dally Journal is printed on at least 25 percent recycled newsprint. Low rub Ink Is also used. Complete the loop and recycle your newspaper. NILE5 NI55RN 2400 N. STATE ST., UKIAH • 4C2-2MO SkariH 1 Stitches k Strokes 462-7397 -- HOLLAND . . SHOKAAVAH CASINO <£onq^a1>Aatf4 Ukiah Main Store 462-9711 • Pharmacy 462-9751 Ukiah Valley Medical Center •vrVdventist Health The Ukiah Daily Journal is proud to be part of the Newspapers In Education Program, along with these NIE sponsors. Ukiah Daily JUttKL Publication HUSPS-646-920). Published Daily except Saturday by Ukiah Daily Journal at 590 S. School St., Ukiah, Mendocino County, Calif. Phone: (707) 468-3500. 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