Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 10, 1998 · Page 2
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A-2—WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 1998 THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL AFTERNOON BRIEFING A quick read of the world Associated Press South Korean leader popular at White House WASHINGTON — In a not- so-subtle suggestion. South Korea's new leader, Kim Dae- jung, let President Clinton know he would like to see a new U.S. approach to communist North Korea. But Clinton said bluntly the North needed to respond to Kim's conciliatory gestures to "get this show on the road." Welcomed warmly at the White House, Kim has been getting high praise from U.S. officials for his own overtures towards communist North Korea, but the Clinton administration was sticking to tough words and sanctions as its weapons of choice. Today, the one-time dissident leader who spent 15 years in prison or exile was visiting Capitol Hill with his message of reconciliation. Kim, at a joint news conference Tuesday with Clinton, repeatedly called for steps to allow the closed society of North Korea to open up. "To induce them to open up (not only) will be beneficial to the interests of our two countries, but to the peace of the peninsula and Northeast Asia in general," Kim said. "Thus, if the United States should ease sanctions against North Korea, the when and how and the content would be a decision for the American government to make, but we would not oppose, and we would cooperate." Clinton, instead, directed a pointed challenge at North Korea to respond to Kim. "I would encourage the leader of North Korea, and all those in influence there, to respond to his far-sighted overtures," Clinton said. "And let's get this show on the road, as we say in America." Men ignoring warnings on Viagra WASHINGTON — Reports of deaths among men who took the popular impotence pill Via- gra have climbed to 16, including seven who died during or after sex — an important reminder that sexual exertion itself can be risky in older men or heart patients. Doctors say they're cautioning patients about the risks, but that some men just don't care. "I've had a lot of patients say, 'If I have to go, that's the way I want to go out,'" said Dr. Ira Sharlip of San Francisco, an adviser on impotence to the American Urological Association. "I've taken prescriptions out of two patients' hands who lied about (using) nitroglycerin" because they wanted Viagra so badly, said Dr. William Steers, the University of Virginia's urology chairman. Men who take nitroglycerin or related heart drugs should never take Viagra because the drug mix can cause a deadly decline in blood pressure. "Men value sexuality over general health," Steers added. "They are going to have this regardless of the consequences." But just what the consequences are is the question. Southern Baptists: Women should submit SALT LAKE CITY — The nation's largest Protestant faith has amended its statement of beliefs for the first time in 35 years to include a statement that says women should "submit graciously" to their husbands. The Southern Baptist Convention adopted the declaration at its annual meeting Tuesday, minutes after electing a new president who long has been the scourge of the moderate and liberal wings of the church. "A wife is to submit graciously to the servant leadership of her husband, even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ," reads the new 18th Article of The Baptist Faith and Message. While husband and wife are of equal worth before God, according to the article, a husband should provide for, protect and lead the family. A wife has "the God-given responsibility to respect her husband and to serve as his 'helper' in managing their household and nurturing the next generation." The new article also defines marriage in heterosexual terms as "the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime." "We needed to say something about what a biblical family is," said Paige Patterson, the newly elected president. "I've been a bit surprised that anyone would be surprised by this." World Cup opening leads to riot PARIS — A fantasy pageant to open the World Cup descended into a drunken party early today, with fans battling riot troops on the Champs-Elysees. Find the pet for you In Journal Classifieds REFINANCE/CASH OUT UP TO 125% OF APPRAISED VALUE 2ND TRUST DEED CASH OUTS BASED ON YOUR GOOD CREDIT UJSLMMi 7.000% 30-YEAR FIXED RATE 30/30 5.750% 30-YEAR ADJUSTABLE 30/30 (7.530% (6.258% A.M.) 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Near midnight, several hundred soccer fans began heaving bottles at the police. One group seized a metal barrier and rammed it into a line of riot troops. Police charged the fans, swinging batons and firing off tear gas, chasing them up the broad avenue. About 15 were arrested, officers said, including two Scots. A late-morning police report said 34 officers suffered injuries, most of them of minor. But the commander of a motorcycle unit was in critical condition after being hit in the head by a bottle. In the heart of Paris, partying visitors jammed almost every place that serves alcohol — no small number in this city — as they waited for today's opening game between defending cup champion Brazil and Scotland. The United States begins play Monday versus Germany. Three arrested in brutal race killing JASPER, Texas — The trail of James Byrd Jr.'s cruel end was clear, scattered along more than two miles of country road in this East Texas town. A smear of blood here. His dentures. A piece of ravaged flesh there. The 49-year-old man was beaten and then dragged by a chain from the back of a pickup truck along that narrow, twisting road — all because, police say, he was black. Byrd's death early Sunday has already prompted calls for justice from the NAACP and thrown the spotlight on something the South has struggled to leave behind for decades: the taint of racism. Three white men with suspected ties to the Ku Klux Klan — Lawrence Russell Brewer, 31, Shawn Allen Berry and John William King, both 23 — were charged Tuesday with Byrd's murder and jailed without bail. "All evidence shows it will be racially motivated," Sheriff Billy Rowles said. Byrd's head, neck and right arm were found Sunday morning about a mile from his mangled torso. A wrench with the name of one of the suspects on it was found near the body. A cigarette lighter with a Klan symbol found on the bloody trail belongs to one of the suspects, police said. Clinton calls China decision 'routine' WASHINGTON — As the Justice Department investigates whether U.S. aerospace industry officials gave missile technology to China, an industry defense strategy is emerging that admits some errors but insists there was no intent to help Beijing improve its long-range rockets. Those conclusions emerge from internal documents examined by The Associated Press and from interviews with government investigators, industry executives and defense attorneys familiar with the Justice probe into whether Loral Space & Communications and other satellite companies helped the Chinese military. The inquiry, along with separate congressional probes, is politically charged because a key question is whether President Clinton helped Loral continue its satellite business earlier this year despite the ongoing Justice Department criminal probe. Investigators are looking into whether campaign contributions to the Democratic Party played a role. Clinton said Tuesday he had made a "pretty routine" decision in February to allow Loral, whose CEO, Bernard Schwartz, is a major Democratic donor, to export a satellite to China while the company was being investigated for possibly transferring missile technology to China in an earlier satellite launch. At a White House news conference with South Korean President Kim Dae-Jung, Clinton said he followed the advice of the State Department, Pentagon and National Security Council earlier this year in approving the export of a Loral satellite for launch on a Chinese rocket. "From my point of view it was a pretty routine decision," Clinton said. The president is preparing for a trip to China that will include arrival ceremonies at Tiananmen Square, the focal point of Beijing's 1989 crackdown on dissidents, and he said Tuesday he will not object to that plan. ^REALTY EWORLD* • •I BROKF.R NETWORK SELZER HOME LOANS ARRANGED ON? 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"They have gone from an appetite for a much more expansive approach on tax cuts now to what is, in effect, a fairly targeted approach to middle income tax relief," McCurry said, adding that this was "consistent with what the administration's approach to tax relief has been." Later, White House spokesman Barry Toiv said Clinton would prefer a tax cut proposal being offered by Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.D., because it would be "much less costly." Late Tuesday, just hours after Senate leaders suggested scrapping the tobacco legislation altogether, Sen. John McCain declared, "Reports of the death of this legislation are premature." Still, he warned the bill had yet to be revived. "We certainly by no means have total confidence that we will reach a successful conclusion," McCain, R-Ariz., added. Word of a deal on a tax cut amendment considerably brightened the bill's prospects late Tuesday. "I do believe that the possibility of getting a comprehensive bill out of the Senate is greater now than it was this morning,' President Clinton told reporters, shortly after speaking with Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., and Minority Leader Daschle. Lott was less optimistic about completing action. "This gets us started in that direction," he said on the Senate floor. McCain's bill would charge tobacco companies $516 billion over 25 years, raise cigarette taxes by $1.10 a pack and allow the Food and Drug Administration to regulate nicotine. In the bill's third week" erf• debate, the stalemate over procedure cracked Tuesday afternooh. when a Democratic motion to bring the measure to a final vbt'e!: failed. Within minutes, Republi-r, cans and Democrats reached' agreement on several of the procedural matters that had split them. ";'; Reaching a deal among the GOP on what kind of tax cut to" offer was a significant step, since Republicans have disagreed ,bn' the terms of that cornerstone of their political message. The deal, also represented the GOF§' determination to claim some credit this election year for legis-" lation that Clinton has demanded. ,:: Sponsored by senior Republicans led by Sen. Phil Gramm^f. Texas, the amendment calls for. 10 years of spending $46 billion of the money raised by the McCain bill to end the income tax "marriage penalty" and help, the self-employed pay for health; care. The marriage penalty is the' extra income tax many married^ people pay that they would not' owe if they were still single. .' ,'. Friday, June 12 & Saturday, June 13 signup either day Win two tickets to Giants andA's Game • Win Sun Chlorine sun chlorine Tablets, sticks and powdered Chlorine (selected sizes) \ giveaways both days *A local drawing to be held 6/13/98, 5 pm. See store for details '.'• Last Month's WINNERS: Chlorine: Duke Fentor- Ukiah Baseball Tickets: Missy Smithwick- Philo n> POOL, SPA, PATIO SHOWROOM 509 So. State St., Ukiah 462-7305 HOURS: Mon-Sat. 9-5:30 'Limited to stock on hand 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 Hamlll-Sports Editor 468-3518 Loii O'Rourke-Community News & Features Editor 468-3522 Barbara Vasconcellos Chief Photographer 468-3538 Janet Noe-Advertising Director 468-3510 Eddie Sequeira-Advertising 468-3509 Gail Walker-Advertising 468-3512 Joe Chavez-Advertising 468-3513 Victoria Hamblet-Advertising 468-3514 Sarah Sutherland-Adv. Assf. & 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 www.uldahdallyjournal.com E-mail udj@saber.net The Daily Journal Is printed on at least 25 percent recycled newsprint. Low rub ink is also used. m Tlwn ' Complete the loop and recycle your newspaper. MILES NI55RN 2400 N. STATE ST., UKIAH ' 462-2800 Sharin'Stitches £ Strops 462-7397 — HOLLAND SHO'KA'WAH CASINO Ukiah Valley Medical Center •vrVdventist Health Ukiah Main Store 462-9711 • Pharmacy 462-97S1 The Ukiah Daily Journal is proud to be part of the Newspapers In Education Program, along with these NIE sponsors. . Ukiah Daily Journal Publication # (USPS-646-920). Published Daily except Saturday by Ukiah Daily Journal at 590 S. School St., Ukiah, Mendocino County, Calif. Phone: (707) 468-3500. Court Decree No. 9267 Periodicals Postage Paid at Ukiah, CA All prices include 7 V.% California State sales tax. -SUGGESTED MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION RATES- DELIVERY TYPE PRICE Walk/Bike Route $ 8.50 Motor Route $ 9.00 Mail in Mendocino County...$12.00 Mo(or Route ^ m ^ Mail Outside the County $14.00 must be paid in advance. Ukiah Dally Journal Is not responsible for advance payment made payable to carriers. Payments in advance should be mailed directly to the Ukiah Daily Journal. Your newspaper should be delivered before 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and belore 7 a.m. Sunday. There Is no delivery on Saturday. To report a missed newspaper, call the Circulation Department between 5 and 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or between 7 and 9 a.m. Sunday. Save time. Dial direct (707) 468-3533. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Ukiah Dally Journal, Post Office Box 749, Ukiah California 95482. Business Hours 8 am. - 5:30 p,tn. 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