Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 12, 1998 · Page 2
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A-2—FRI., JUNE 12-SAT., JUNE 13, 1998 THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL AFTERNOON BRIEFING A quick read of the world Gore pledges more help for oceans; Associated Press It's official: Japan in recession TOKYO — Japan announces its first year of negative growth in two decades, confirming it is in severe recession and deepening fears that its woes will accelerate the regional crisis. A recession in Asia's largest economy bodes ill for the rest of the region, which had been counting on Japan to lead its neighbors out of financial ruin. The Economic Planning Agency today teported that Japan's real gross domestic product between January and March of this year fell 1.3 percent from the previous quarter. Last quarter, the economy shrank 0.2 percent. Two back-to-back quarters of negative growth is generally accepted as the definition of a recession. The results for the quarter tipped growth for the entire fiscal year into negative territory for the first time in more than two decades. Strikes could shut down GM FLINT, Mich. — By this time next week, a labor dispute may shut down the vast North American operations of the world's No. 1 automaker. The United Auto Workers stepped up its campaign against General Motors Corp. on Thursday night by striking the sprawling Delphi Flint East complex, which supplies parts for nearly every GM vehicle made in the United States, Canada and Mexico. About 5,800 workers were affected. The walkout came six days after workers went on strike across town at the Flint Metal Center, a stamping plant. That strike has caused the layoffs of nearly 25,000 workers at two dozen other plants. Effects of the strike have spread to nine states, Mexico and Canada. Most of GM's other North American assembly plants could be idled by the end of next week, which will further affect other parts plants owned by GM and its suppliers. GM has 28 wholly owned major assembly plants in North America with 296,500 hourly workers. Negotiations were to resume today. Jobs are the primary issue. The UAW fears GM may transfer work out of both Flint plants or even close them. The Delphi plant is considered especially vulnerable because the low-tech parts it makes can be produced much more cheaply outside the United States. U.S. gained Chinese rocket info WASHINGTON — While investigators try to determine whether aerospace companies helped China gain missile technology, those same companies quietly are helping U.S. intelligence expand its knowledge of China's rocket programs. U.S. government and industry officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, describe a steady flow of intelligence about Chinese rocketry over the past three years from U.S. aerospace contrac- •tors. The intelligence has expanded U.S. knowledge of Chinese rocket capabilities. Previously, that knowledge was limited largely to what could be learned through remote collection methods such as spy satellites and telemetry intercepts. The U.S. business contacts have provided substantial detail on linkages between payloads and their rockets, on guidance systems and the overall reliability of Chinese missiles, officials said. The CIA's National Resources Division, which interviews businessmen and other U.S. citizens returning from foreign countries of interest to intelligence officials, regularly met with scientists and executives working with China on commercial satellite launches, according to a senior industry official. "The fact is, yes — all of this material now is in the hands of the U.S. government," that official said. A congressional staff member familiar with the situation said such "debriefings" were routine. Technical data on China's Long March commer- cial satellite launchers is highly valuable to U.S. intelligence because of their similarity to China's DF-5 long-range nuclear missile, also known as the CSS-4. Outside the former Soviet Union, the DF-5 is the only land-based strategic missile capable of striking the United States. GOP not sure it wants Starr's report WASHINGTON — As Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr considers sending the House an impeachment report before completing his work, key Republican lawmakers are sending him a message: Something is not necessarily better than nothing. In an election year, the Republicans say they do not want a report that is "half-baked" or "nibbles around the edges" on whether President Clinton might have committed "high crimes and misdemeanors." "The leadership of both parties desperately hope this issue will be held past November," said Larry Sabato, a University of Virginia political scientist. "They would prefer to do battle (in the fall elections) on the relatively even playing field of today than what might exist after a bomb goes off." Rep. Bob Barr, R-Ga., a former U.S. attorney who has introduced an impeachment resolution against Clinton, said there was no danger that Starr would submit a report that would leave Republicans in a bind. "I have enough faith in Starr to think that anything he presents to us will be very substantive," Barr said. "I don't think it would be inappropriate to present to us a substantive compilation of evidence" accumulated so far. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Henry Hyde, R-I11., who would likely lead an impeachment inquiry, said, "If there's enough substantive evidence (in the report) that's one thing. If it nibbles around the edges that's something elsei" Hyde said that "in an ideal world, I would like to see a complete report" rather than "a partially and necessarily incomplete report." The key question, he said, would be: "Is there enough there for us to analyze and make some decisions?" Nigerian opposition keeps going LAGOS, Nigeria — Their strength has been ravaged by years of government harassment. Their leaders have disappeared into prisons or exile. Oppressed but irrepressible, Nigeria's opposition movement moved ahead with plans for pro- democracy protests today in its first major test of the new military regime of Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar. The government insists any gathering would be , illegal — and has issued none-too-subtle warnings of violence. '"• "The >police^ ! are ready for anything that threatens the peace of this country" said Young Areba- men, a Lagos police spokesman. He called the rallies unlawful and warned opposition leaders to cancel them. Today's protests were organized months ago to mark the five-year anniversary of the annulment of the country's last presidential elections on June 12, 1993, and to call for freedom for Moshood Abiola, the imprisoned billionaire businessmen believed to have won the vote. But the demonstrations have taken on added significance. They come just a few days after Abubakar was appointed leader of this oil-rich but impoverished West African country. Gen. Sani Abacha, notorious for his brutal and oppressive rule, died Monday of a heart attack. While opposition groups called for protests and a nationwide strike, they were focusing on a Lagos rally planned despite authorities' refusal to grant permission. By CATALINA ORTIZ Associated Press MONTEREY — The Clinton administration is committed to doing more to understand and protect the oceans, about which ignorance does not mean bliss, Vice President Al Gore said. "There is no other natural resource upon which we depend so much but about which we know relatively so little," Gore said Thursday. "Together we must find new ways to protect and explore and harvest the oceans that are so crucial to the fabric of life itself." The vice president, speaking before a national conference on the oceans, announced several Clinton administration initiatives intended to improve understanding and protection of the marine environment, including a $6 million program to restore and safeguard coral reefs. Gore later promised participants at the conference that the administration would give the give the oceans "the priority it deserves." Some participants were disappointed by the modest scale of the measures Gore announced. "We wanted a blue whale but what we ended up with was a dolphin," said Vicki Nichols, executive director of Save Our Shores, based in Santa Cruz. She had hoped for more money for marine sanctuaries, fishery management and protection of habitats. But she and others also looked forward to today's appearance of President Clinton at the conference — and his announcement concerning offshore drilling. No details were given, but the Los Angeles Times reported today that Clinton decided to extend a moratorium on new oil and gas drilling off the Pacific Coast until at least 2005. Ms. Nichols was one of about 500 scientists, environmentalists and public officials gathered at the Naval Postgraduate School Change Your Mind ^ About Money Avvorkslio'ilforivomon '•_"' who w.iiit'niirtncl.il CrL-Oiloiii " . :•: . • \vlth '-i '••• !•>"• Cynthia Wall, LCSW for the two-day conference held during the United Nations- declared Year of the Ocean. Participants hope their examination of wide-ranging issues — from economics to environment, from education to global security — will be the starting point for new national policies concerning the ocean. Gore, speaking on a Coast Guard pier before presiding over a session of the conference, said Clinton on Thursday authorized a program to preserve coral reefs in American waters in the Pacific, Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. He also said the Navy will declassify some data that could be used by researchers and business to track whale migrations, detect illegal fishing or predict tsunamis. The administration also will provide an extra $4 million a year to expand ocean surveying. In addition, the vice president promised a new ocean monitoring system to study global warming and a closer federal partnership with the states to curb pollution. "Today, new threats to our oceans — such as pollution, overfishing and the destruction of coral reefs — make it even more important that we explore and understand our oceans, so we can protect and preserve them for future generations," |Hi|LM Upcoming Workshops I'riilny evening nnil Salurtloy Juno 1<)/20 • tlkl.ih I'oi* more cm tltlsK< other workshops 707 964-5229 *& The Journal Detiyej$J! 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Teri Shore, spokeswoman for Earth Island Institute, also was unhappy with the inclusion of commerce and security among the conference's wide- ranging topics. ,.\ "It's really a feel-good, PR conference for President Clinton and Gore. It's lip service .-for industry and government agencies," she said. Conference attendees praised the selection of Monterey as the site for the meeting. It was jtne home of the nation's largest fishing port until the sardines disappeared in the 1940s. But it nojv sits on the 200-mile-long Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, particularly rich in marine life. ,' Despite her disappointment with the administration's m,ea- sures, Ms. Nichols was glad to hear them and hoped that they.jp- like the conference — would<8J2 a starting point. Consumer's have ranked o your business vs. 1 your competition. 1( , TOMA i Learn the results of the survey. Call 468-3510 : Coming Thursday, June 18th! 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