Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 11, 1998 · Page 2
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A-2—THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1998 THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL AFTERNOON BRIEFING A quick read of the world Associated Press GM facing second strike DETROIT — With General Motors Corp. facing a second potential strike at a key parts plant, the United Auto Workers warned of more lost production if the world's largest automaker doesn't settle its labor disputes soon. More than 18,000 North American workers have been idled by the strike, which began Friday at the Flint Metal Center stamping plant. Production has been halted at seven GM assembly plants and three parts plants have been partially closed. And GM faced another strike deadline tonight at the Delphi Flint East parts plant. As at Flint Metal, negotiations have dragged on with no reports of progress. " If workers walk out at Flint East, the dispute's effects could be devastating. The plant makes dashboard instruments and a variety of other parts used in nearly every GM vehicle made in North America. "If GM management wants to prevent this situation from affecting more production, now is the time to deal with the specific issues at Flint... not to continue evading problems by claiming the union is at fault," said Richard Shoemaker, a UAW vice president. On Wednesday, a Linden, N.J., factory that makes sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks was idled, affecting 2,360 workers. While work rules and health and safety issues are under negotiation, the underlying issue is jobs. GM wants to reduce its work force further in the name of competitiveness, while the union is fighting to preserve as many jobs and members as possible. Senate approves tax cuts WASHINGTON —The Senate approved tax breaks for millions of married couples and self-employed workers in an election-year gambit by Republicans designed to improve the . prospects of major tobacco legislation. The tax cuts were added as an amendment to a tobacco bill that Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott had declared near death earlier this week. The voice vote approval Wednesday came after Democrats narrowly failed to kill the amendment. "StayirT alive, stayin' alive," Sen. John McCain, sponsor of the tobacco bill, declared with a grin and both fists in the air as he left the Senate chamber following the vote. The Arizona Republican's bill would charge tobacco companies at least $516 billion over 25 years, in part by raising taxes by $ 1.10 a pack. That was a provision that chafed conservatives who said it would run afoul of the OOP's promise to cut taxes. A group of senators led by Sen. Phil Gramm of Texas offered an amendment they figured no lawmaker could refuse in an election year. It would offer couples earning less than $50,000 a year a break from the "marriage tax" penalty, a provision in the tax code that forces couples to pay more than they would as singles. The $46 billion tax cut over 10 years also would allow self- employed workers to deduct their health insurance premiums from their taxable income, beginning in January. It would be paid for with money McCain's bill generates. U.S. urging military exercises BRUSSELS, Belgium — The Clinton administration is signaling that it wants NATO to organize air exercises in Albania and Macedonia as defense ministers meeting here ponder potential military options to halt ethnic carnage in Serbia's Koso- vo province. Defense Secretary William Cohen, after a private meeting with NATO Secretary-General Javier Solana, was to confer with his 15 NATO colleagues today on possible steps the alliance could take. A U.S. official traveling with Cohen said the defense ministers were "likely to endorse ... planning for air exercises in Albania and Macedonia." The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, pointed to comments made Wednesday in Washington by White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry. Speaking with reporters, McCurry said there had been discussions about "how, working with Albania ... we could advance some planned exercises that we have there that include an air element." The spokesman said that was something that should be taken up by NATO military experts. McCurry said the goal was "to clearly indicate that NATO will define and project its interests in the Balkans in a way that reminds the Belgrade authorities of how seriously we take the violence that has occurred in Kosovo, directed against the Kosovar Albanians." The ministers were expected to order military planners to take a hard look at intervention options, such as sending in troops, conducting air strikes or enforcing a no-fly zone over the troubled province, where the Serb military is trying violently to quash an independence movement by ethnic Albanians. Aversion therapy suspected in death LOS ANGELES —Enrique Bravo's battle with alcohol ended with his death. Prosecutors contend it was an attempted cure that killed him — and per- How does your business rate? TOM A Don't miss the • %^I¥IF^ Seminar! COMING THURSDAY, JUNE 18THI haps others. Four members of a storefront alcohol and drug recovery group were jailed on charges of manslaughter, accused of tying up the 32-year-old Bravo and force-feeding him alcohol May 25 in a misguided aversion therapy. The Los Angeles County coroner's office has not determined the cause of death, but it was being investigated as a homicide, coroner's spokesman Scott Carrier said. Police are looking into the deaths of at least seven other men who may have died under similar circumstances in the county over the past two years, the Los Angeles Times reported today. Many victims were apparently forced to drink rubbing alcohol, a source told the newspaper. This puppy needs a good home Hi, my name is April and I am a 4- to 5-month-old female Fox Terrler/mlx puppy. I will grow to be a small to medium-sized dog, just right for that not- so-blg yard. I have had my first puppy shots too. I have lots of energy and I am very smart. I love people and kids, I like to ride In the car and like being in the house with my family. I also have a sister who Is slightly larger than me and she needs a home too. If you would like to visit us please stop by the Humane Society at 9700 Uva Drive in Redwood Valley between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. any day. Or you can call Cheryl at 4857839 and she can help you anytime. THE SOUND COMPANY HOT DEALS ON COOL STUFF! Father's Day is June 21! Don't Forget Graduation! STEREO COMPONENTS - SHELF & STACK SYSTEMS FOR DADS & GRADS! GO PION I 2-way, 50 watt, 10" home speaker. SAVE $80/PR. SONY 5 disc CD carousel changer. SAVE $30 £E FISHER 230 watt Dolby surround receiver with 7 speaker capa&ility. •SAVE $100 S 199 ? COMPLETE SURROUND SYSTEM fumuntonfon Complete Dolby surround system with 5 mini speakers, & sub woofer. 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SAVE $800 COUPON DEAL h --- N /> COUPON DEAL EACH Limit 3 VCR Cleaning U.D.J. .With any 35" or larger TV. *r BUY & SELL *OAC USED CD's EASY LAYAWAY INSTANT CREDIT GIFT CERTIFICATES FREE DELIVERY CUSTOM CAR INSTALLATION Store Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5 AUDIO & VIDEO L, 1 SOUND COMPANY 468-0191 1030 N. State, Ukiah 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-Community New & 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. Asst. & NIE Coordinator 468-3528 Vic Martinez-Production Manager.,468-3515 Yvonne Bell-Office Manager 468-3506 Ken Bohl-Circulation Manager 468-3532 UDJ Web site www.ukiahdailyjournal.com E-mail udj@saber.net The Daily Journal Is printed on at least 25 percent recycled newsprint. Low rub Ink Is also used. Complete the loop and recycle your newspaper. NILES NIS5RN 2400 N. STATE ST., UKIAH • 462-2900 ShariH' Stitches 4 Strokes 462-7397 -_ HOftAND SHOKA'WAH CASINO Ukiah Valley Medical Center •vrVdventist Health Ukiah Main Store 462-9711 « Pharmacy 462-9751 KEN FOWLER AUTO CEN1 IR PUKTUC > CADILLAC > IUCX llUlt kmk • UQUt • HM1II* IWVJ4I11 The Ukiah Daily Journal is proud to be part of the Newspapers In Education Program, along with these NIE sponsors. _ Ukiah Daily 'ournal Publication #(USPS-646-920). s 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 -SUGGESTED MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION RATES- DELIVERY TYPE PRICE Walk/Bike Route $ 8.50 Motor Route $ 9.00 Mail in Mendocino County...$12.00 Mail Outside the County $14.00 All prices include 7 VA% California State sales tax. Motor Route and Mail Delivery 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 lime. Dial direct (707) 468-3533. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Ukiah Dally Journal, Post Office Box 749, Ukiah California 954B2. Business Hours 8 a.m. • 5:30 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED Mon. thru Fri Saturday Sunday Circulation hours 8 a.m. • 6:30 p.m. CLOSED 7a.m, -9a.m.

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