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1 Page 2, Daily Sitka Sentinel, Silka, Alaska, Monday, June 5,1989 ------Letters to the Editor-- Dispute Deaf Editor: My name is Edwardo, I can't go to the Sheldon Jackson Cbm- . .muhity College pool no more because ..a woman old enough complained thai I was bothering her. They tried to put the little girls to complain loo, and that's not true. ! They 'make them do it, the parents .should teach them well and tell them .is no good to discriminate againsl :. foreigner. ''· P.S.. I love children myself. Sincerely, : . ..;',.'... Rogerio Edwardo Modesto ··: de la Santisima Trinidad - ; : .: ' Gomez Medina .'-!;.' ·. ."· Abducted -. Dear Editor: My name is Linda Borer /and I am the mother of an 'abducted child, David Michael Borer. . Before, reading this letter, I hqpe that .. you will.picture yourself in my shoes and try to think what you would be ::doing if this were your child missing. . I, am 1 very, appreciative of the past efforts in trying to locate David. However, now is the time that we must join together in our efforts. -I plead with you, is there anything you can do : to:help? J have enclosed a copy of the ' physical information on David. What :'.is.needed now is help from every ..Newspaper, TV station, radio station and public official to get this information into as many individual hands arid pu'blic meeting places as possible. This:is a new experience for all of us. .Not very many children, in Alaska, ' have ever been abducted by strangers. A(i6ther area where you could pos-. sjbly help, is in the area of volunteers. ' . I:am seeking as many volunteer hel- 'pftrs". as possible to help with getting the word put and distributing posters. The Wasilla Branch of "Key Bank of Alaska"/has set up a fund where all 'donations for David Michael Borer ..will.be channeled. These funds will be ; ' 'used to cover mailings, posters, ...supplies, advertising and rewards. All . gifts are'appreciated. In additon to this,.the Alaska Sportsfishing Assoc. and Crimestoppers, have each put up a ' $1000 reward for information leading Thank You Dear Editor: Women in Fisheries extends grateful appreciation to all those who helped to make the annual Blessing of the Fleet a meaningful ceremony. We especially thank Mr. Bill Ball, Rev. Weldon McMath, Rev. Michael Meier, Father Bourdukofsky, St. Michael Cathedral Choir, Donnegan Fleeman, Gene Buchholz, Phil Lunas, USCG Color Guard, George Eliason and Assembly of God Church. S.E. Women In Fisheries Bush Raps Use of Chinese Military Justices Reverse Minorities Ruling David Michael Borer to the discovery of David. All of these efforts are great but they will be so limited without people getting involved. Any volunteers wanting to help may call (907) 495-6511. In the midst of what has been the most difficult time of my life, prayer has been the mainstay of my faith for his safe return. As I cc;:iinue .to pray for a miracle, I also pray that you would find it in your heart to help in any way possible. Thank you for your efforts and your prayers. Linda Borer Willow WEATHER Sitka Forecast Nation's Temps Temperatures indicate previous day': ' ; Today, occasional rain, drizzle, fog. - West winds 15 to 20 mph. High, "lower 50s: Tonight, 30 percent chance of light rain, drizzle. West winds 10 to . 15 mph. Low, upper 40s. Tuesday, '·'mostly''cloudy, '40 percent cha'nce of ':showers;-High, 1 mid-SOs. 1 '·"·'·' '·'·'·'· ·' Sitka Weather ; According to Sitka Observatory, 'Sunday's'high temperature was 57 " degrees and the overnight low 45. At 8 a.m. today, it recorded 46 degrees, .57 inch of precipitation and the barometer at 30.28. ', Sunrise was at 4:12 a.m. and sunset will be 9:48 p.m. ipcratures indicate previ and overnight low to 8 a.m. EOT. day's high Alaska Temps High *.ow 58 48 69 51 35 Anchorage, cloudy Annette, cloudy Bairow, cloudy Bethel, rain Bcttlcs, ptly cldy Cold Bay, cloudy Cpnlova, missing Dtllingham, msg Fairbanks, faiV Cjulkana, missing Homer, fair Juncau, showers Kenai, fair King Salmon, cldy Kodiakjair Kotzebuc, ptly cldy McGrath, ptly cldy Nome, cloudy Northway, cloudy PnidhoeBay/foggy St. Paul, showers Seward, cloudy Sitka, cloudy Talkcetna, rain Valdez, rain Yakmat. drizzle 51 72 50 52 53 69 61 50 58 55 53 56 48 60 55 67 34 46 52 51 56 51 51 Nation's Weather ^Thunderstorms rumbled over the South early today, hours after tornadoes touched down in Arkansas and western Tennessee. i'A tornado touched down Sunday night at three spots in Shelby County, Tenn., ripping the roofs off buildings, uprooting trees and snapping power lines, authorities said. -.No injuries were reported. Tornadoes touched down elsewhere in Tennessee and in CHitenden County, Ark. ..Thunderstorms erupted over Oklahoma, northern Texas and northern Louisiana. Scattered, showers and thunderstorms dampened Virginia, South Carolina and northwest .Texas early today. Rain also fell over eastern 'Kansas, Missouri, southern Illinois, southern Indiana and northern California. . Shreveport; La., got more than 3 inches of rain during the six hours ending at 2 a.m. EOT. fCloudy Skies ;Seen In May ; Precipitation during May in Sitka measured 4.46 inches, .44 inches below normal precipitation for month; The. count is now 12.09 inches below normal for the year. ' Temperatures ranged from 31 degrees on May 17 and 20 to 73 degrees oh May 1, for an average 46.8 degrees, which is 1.4 degrees above normal for May. j The number of daylight hours went from 15 hours 31 minutes on May 1 to 17 hours 25 minutes on May 31 for a gain of 1 hour 54 minutes. . 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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush today condemned Chinese authorities for a "violent and bloody" weekend crackdown against pro- democracy demonstrators and said he was ordering an immediate suspension of American military sales and commercial export of weapons to China. "We deplore the decision to use force," Bush told reporters in a nastily convened mid-morning news conference. He urged Chinese authorities "to avoid violence and to return to their previous policy of restraint." Hundreds of Chinese have been killed, and many more wounded, since the army moved in over the weekend to clear Tiananmen Square. Bush said he thought it was impossible for China to return to the days of total repression. "We're beyond the kind of cultural revolution response," he said referring to the crackdown on dissent and diversity that began in the mid-1960s. He said he wanted to forge a careful response to the situation in China, and rejected advice from some who recommended the withdrawal of the U.S. ambassador. He said the ambassador had been active in monitoring events in Beinjing and provided an important resource for the United States. Bush said his response to the weekend of violence in Beijing did not include imposition of economic sanctions. But, he added, "I reserve the right to take a whole new look at things if the violence escalates," he said. Bush also was asked about events in Iran, where radical leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini died over the weekend. He said "we're not sure yet" what will happen with the government in the Islamic nation although he said President Ali Khame- nei appears to be in charge. "There's a way for the relationship with the United States to improve and that's for the release of the American hostages" being held in Lebanon, he said. Bush also said he welcomed Sunday's elections in Poland in which candidates endorsed by the trade union Solidarity appeared to have gained decisive victories. "Communist bureaucrats beware in Poland," Bush said. "It seems to me like there's quite a move moving toward freedom and democracy." Bush's comments on China were strikingly similar. "I think the depth £Z5S£SSS zss*yjL *into the bottle," he said. decisions aimed at helping "This is not the time for an emotional response," Bush said. He said it was not possible to know who exactly is in charge in China. Bush said, "I do not want to see a total break in this relationship" with China. But in announcing steps that included a freeze in contacts between U.S. and Chinese military officials, he said: "We cannot condone the violent attacks and Cannot ignore the consequences for our relationship with China." WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court today dealt a blow to minorities who say they are victims of on-the-job discrimination, making it easier for employers to refute claims of racial bias based on statistical evidence. By a 5-4 vote, the justices overturned a ruling that favored Filipinos, Alaska natives and Asians employed at Alaska salmon canneries. The justices ordered further lower court hearings in the case. In a sharply worded dissent, Justice John Paul Stevens said the ruling "retreats" from 18 years of court the White House later in the day with congressional leaders, won immediate applause from one liberal Democrat for his announcement. "I think he's taken the exact, appropriate steps," said Sen. Alan Cranston of California. "He has avoided taking extreme steps that would not contribute to the resolution of the problems." He said the court was "turning a blind eye to the meaning and purpose" of the principles underlying the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawing workplace discrimination. "The changes the majority makes today, tipping the scales in favor of employers, are riot faithful to those principles," he said. Today's ruling said when minorities allege that statistics show they are victims of bias, employers only have the burden of producing evidence that there is a legitimate reason for apparently neutral business practices. The burden of proving the practice is non-discriminatory -- of persuading a jury there is no bias -- does not shift to the employer, Justice Byron R. White said for the court. "The plaintiff bears the burden of disproving an employer's assertion i any request by Chinese students for an extension of their stay in the United States and would offer assistance through the international Red Cross. mate neutral consideration," White said. Furthermore, the court limited the statistical evidence that minorities can use to prove discrimination.'. . White said an absence pf minority group members in skilled jobs is hot evidence of bias if the absence re.flects "a dearth of qualified ndnjr-white applications for reasons', that; are not (theemployer's)fault." ... , ; . Also, he continued, -the. minority groups must show .that" -aiiy,Bunder- representation in a job category must be caused by specific busir.ess.practi- ces that are under attack. .-..' ,''.,.'..' White said that without such protection for employer^, .their, only recourse to eliminate racial, imbalance in their work forces would, be-unlawful quotas. - . ·'··" :·." In other actions today,, (he .Supreme Court . ,..:·.: --Dealt a significant defeat-to the Church of Scientology, ruling in a 5-2 decision that contributions;, called "fixed donations," to the church by its members may not be claimed as federal income tax deductions, --Upheld the murder, ^conviction and death sentence of Texas-inmate Philip Tompkins, but left unresolved in its 4-4 decision a key question on how difficult it should be for prosecutors to prove they did. not.exclude potential jurors because of their race. --Cleared the way for trial of a government lawsuit against-junk bond specialist Michael Milken and removed a major obstacle to-a'$650 million payment by his:-former employer to investors and the-federal treasury. . . . '-· · · --Left intact a 1986 federal law that generally prohibits Medicare patients from using their own money to pay for an assistant surgeon in eye cataract operations. ·.-..·· :; · -- Ruled that a homeless : rights group, the Community-for Creative Non-Violence, does not- own; exclusively the copyright to a sculpture it commissioned an artist to create. Foley Expected to Be New House Speaker Ethics Committee To Review Gingrich WASHINGTON (AP) -- The era pf Speaker Thomas Foley commences in the House this week, while the Senate continues an age-old tradition as it debates a spending bill which finances lawmakers' favorite projects. · ? -''The Seriate on Tuesday begins its third day of wrangling over legislation ^ providing $3.3 billion for domestic programs for the rest of fiscal 1989, which ends Sept. 30. The day could be a long one, with extended debate likely on amendments delaying the start of catastrophic care programs for the elderly and repealing a tax law regulating employee benefit programs. ' 'We have.a lot of work ahead of us on the bill," Senate Appropriations Committee member Thad Cochran, R- Miss., said Friday. The measure provides $1.2 billion for veterans programs such.as health care that the Department of Veterans Affairs says are running out of money. It also shunts hundreds of millions of dollars to other federal efforts such as student loans, foster care, food stamps, forest fire-fighting costs and payments to the United Nations for ils peacekeeping forces. But the bill also exemplifies how it can pay to be on the Appropriations Committee, which plays the key role in determining how the government spends its money. Panel Chairman Robert Byrd, D- W.Va., made sure the measure included $75 million to rebuild a 300-foot radio telescope in West Virginia that collapsed last- year. There are also clauses'-'ordering-the Navy to set aside $1 million for a community center at an installation in the state, and the Federal Emergency Management. Agency to give $250,000 to a West Virginia county so it can build a chemical-spill alarm system. Another member, Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, garnered $7.3 million to clean up the Prince William Sound oil spill. Other language allots $150,000 so the government can begin locating Aleutian islanders entitled to reparations because they were put in federal camps during World War II. Up to $3 million is provided for biological research at a federal laboratory in Arkansas, home state of committee member Democrat Dale Bumpers. A provision by Washington's two senators, Democrat Brock Adams and Republican Slade Gorton, urges the Agriculture Department to buy more apples to help a state industry rocked by the Alar scare. The House already has passed a $3.7 billion version of the measure. Prosecutors Won't Charge Broek Adams WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal prosecutors declined to charge Sen. Brock Adams, D-Wash., with.sexual assault because the young woman involved acknowledged that she had pursued a meeting with him that night and did not leave after he made sexual advances, according to a newly released letter. The prosecutors also cited a lack of physical evidence or corroborating testimony for her account In response to a Freedom of Information Act request by The Associated Press, the U.S. attorney's office released a copy at week's end of a Sept, 1, 1987, letter explaining the reasons for declining prosecution to Lawrence Baskir, attorney for the young woman, Kari Tupper. The letter was signed by Charles H. Roistacher, executive assistant to then-US. Attorney Joseph DiGenova. A former legislative aide and the daughter of longtime Adams family friends, Tupper, now 27, publicly said in September of last year that Adams, now 62, had drugged and fondled her March 27, 1987, in his Washington, D.C., home while his wife was out of town. Tupper told the Seattle Post-Intel- ligencer that she found it "abhorrent" that the U.S. attorney's office would question her credibility. recently vindicate him. The letters' contenls appeared to be consistent with versions of the incident related publicly last year by Tupper. She told the media she had gone to Adams' home in an attempt to talk him into stopping making propositions toward her. She also said she agreed to meet him for dinner, and when Adams did not show up, accepted his invitation to go to his home, at which time she said he again made advances toward her. Adams has vigorously denied all her allegations but said he made a mistake letting her spend the night at his house while his wife was out of town. In Seattle, Tupper's attorney, Jeff Robinson, said Saturday it was "blatantly untrue" that she gave differing versions to police. "Everything she has said has been 100 percent consistent," Robinson said Saturday. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House ethics committee soon will begin reviewing a complaint against Republican Whip Newt Gingrich, an omen that the chamber's ethics problems are not a bad dream that will vanish with the departure of _ Speaker . iirn.Wrigfit and. Majority Wfiip Tony Coclhp.'" : . Ethics committee members could begin as early as Thursday, at their next meeting, to review a Democratic member's complaint that Gingrich, R- Ga., violated rules on outside income and receipt of gifts. , The allegations against Gingrich, revolving around a partnership formed to promote a book he co-authored, are not the only reasons an ethics cloud will hover over the House while Democrats try to divert attention from their leaders' conduct. Still pending are Justice Department investigations pf House members' personnel practices, Justice Department internal probes of leaks about those investigations, the conviction of a Republican lawmaker for having sex with a minor and more public hearings by a House task force considering changes in ethics rules. But as Wright prepares to leave Congress rather than fight 69 charges of rules violations, and as Coelho, D- Calif., plans his exit to avoid repeated questions on a junk bond deal, many seething Democrats will pay close attention to the case against Gingrich. The Georgia Republican filed the original complaint against Wright, although the allegations he cited were later dropped. Asked if he expected to be a victim of retribution, Gingrich said last week, "I may be," but added he would trust the judgment of the eight-member ethics panel that is equally divided politically. Gingrich said he wouldn't be surprised if the committee -- officially the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct -- took up his case this week. Committee Chairman Julian Dixon, D-Calif., said the panel may consider the complaint, filed by Rep. Bill Alexander, D-Ark., within two weeks. Rep. Beryl Anthony Jr., D-Ark., chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said Democrats "do not have an organized strategy where we met and said, 'We're going to do A, B or C on Newt. Our strategy is to sit back and let the process work. The assumption is the committee will move with deliberate speed. They've got nothing to gain by postponing it." Other issues that will ;.keep ethics questions alive: --A reported Justice ; Department investigation, according -to government sources, into personnel practices of House Democratic Caucus Chairman William Gray of Pennsylvania, including whether a "no-show, .employee was .hired. Gray: has.idenied hiring any "ghost" employees: -..-· Gray told supporters in 'Philadelphia on Sunday that he will not- stop fighting to step into Cecilia's-post as majority whip. . . . ., . · · · --A reported Justice : Department investigation into the personnel practices of Walter Fauntroy; the District of Columbia's non - voting -delegate to Congress, according to sources..The AP learned a grand jury intends.to begin hearing testimony from current and former employees of Fauntroy; a Democrat, and Rep. Gus -Savage, D- 111., over Faunlroy's hiring; of;-Sava- ge'sson. , . . ; . : ; --A Los Angeles Times report that the Justice Department is conducting a preliminary investigation-of. whether Coelho received favors from Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc., the firm, that issued a junk bond . purchased. by Coelho. --An investigation by the Justice Department into leaks . by .-:-its own employees on the House investigations. --:,: . --The decision of Rep: ° Donald E. Lukens, R-Ohio, to -remain : in : the House while he appeals his conviction of having sex with a 16-year-oW girl, whose mother accused the- lawmaker of offering her a government job to buy her silence. · -· - Green's Creek Production At 90% with my credibility and they're the only ones who talked to me," she said. Adams, also quoted by the Post- Intclligcnccr in its Monday editions, said the letter and others released JUNEAU (AP) -- The digging, blasting, grinding and processing of lead, zinc, silver and gold ore at the Greens Creek mine 15 miles southwest of Juncau is averaging almost 90 percent of capacity, company officials have reported. The operation will be able to maintain full production of 1,000 tons of ore a day as soon as bigger motors are installed on the units that dry the ore concentrate, said Tracy Morris, mill manager. "They (the motors) are a bit undersized for all the ore we want to run through them," Morris said. The Admiralty Island mine is in its fourth month of production, with 220 employees and three miles of underground tunnels. The operation cost 4114 million to develop. The first shipment of ore concentrate recently left the mining company's dock for overseas smelicrs. DAILY SITKA SENTINEL .. ThadPoulson , Managing Editor: Published by Verstovia Corporation, wholly owned in Sitka, daily except Saturday and Sunday at ' 112 Barracks Street, Sitka, Alaska 99835.. Mail address: Box 799. Subscription rate's: Three months - $20 Six months - $35 ': i One year - $60.".. Inquire for mailed; rates. National ad'rep?:'' Branham, Inc. ; ' ·' Member of;:--. :-s The Associated Press. · ·, Second class mail. Postage paid at' 1 "' Sitka, Alaska. '' - USPS146-160 · ' ' · ' Phone (907) 747-3219,! Send address changes to Daily Sitka Sentinel, Box 799, Sitka, Alaska. 99835.

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