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Monday March 25, 1985 Weather Roads 793-1313 Latest forecastsweather 786-6 1 1 1 Aviation 785-3000 Weather broadcast 162.55 mhz. 8A Reno (Wette-Journal YesterdayToday Nevada forecasts RENO AND CARSON CITY Today: partly cloudy with a slight chance of morning snow showers. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Highs in the mid-40s. Tonight: partly cloudy.

Lows 20 to 25. Tuesday: partly cloudy with a chance ol afternoon showers over the mountains. Highs near 50. LAKE TAHOE AREA Today: decreasing snow showers. Highs mostly in the 30s.

West winds to 20 mph. Tonight: partly cloudy. Lows 10 to 20. Tues-" day: increasing clouds with a chance of snow during the afternoon. Highs in the mid-30s to mid-40s NORTHWEST NEVADA Today: partly cloudy with a few lingering snow showers.

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lonignt: tair men increasing clouds. Lows in the 40s. Tuesday: a chance of rain. Highs in the 50s. SACRAMENTO VALLEY Today: slight chance of lingering morning ShOW- VwA -w- xnmm Thv San Dteoo tttt1 NEVADA Lo Pen.

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Tuesday: rain likely in the north and a chance of rain south. Highs in the 50s to low 60s. NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA Today: a few lingering snow showers. Highs in the 30s. Light winds.

Tonight: partly cloudy. Tuesday: increasing clouds with rain becoming likely. Snow level 4,000 to 5,000 feet NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA Today: a few lingering showers. Snow level 3,000 to 5,000 feet. Decreasing winds.

Tonight: partly cloudy. Tuesday: increasing clouds with rain likely in the north. Snow level 5,000 to 6,000 feet. OWENS VALLEY Today: a chance of showers early in the day, otherwise partly cloudy and cooler with gusty north winds to 35 mph. Highs 55 to 65.

Tonight and Tuesday: mostly clear. Lows 25 to 35. Highs 55 to 65. BISHOP AND VICINITY Today: variable cloudiness with northerly winds to 30 mph. Highs 53 to 58.

Tonight: fair with decreasing winds. Lows 20 to 25. Tuesday increasing cloudiness. Highs 55 to 60. MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN Today: partly cloudy with a slight chance of snow.

Gusty west winds. Tonight: partly cloudy. CALIFORNIA Blue Canyon Swra Ski Ranch TahoeCy Truckee 38 33 091 25 000 44 36 000 42 36 000 (Yesterday)HiLo(Pcp) (Today)HiLo National temperatures Sunday Temper atures Indicate 'shighandovernight previousday low to p.m PST. Almanac Albany AIDuqu Anchorage Normal high this date 57 Normal low this date 26 Temperatures Downtown Reno From page 1A again been scuttled. Business and property owners on Virginia Street, fearing a mall would turn the area into a "mall-soleum," killed the latest plan with lawsuits.

One suit was filed by owners who claimed the formation of a redevelopment district amounted to a violation of property rights. Another suit said special assessments were being unfairly levied against property owners on North Virginia. Attorneys for the two groups, however, have agreed to drop their suits if a compromise plan can be reached. There is a good, chance the lawsuits would have been thrown out of court, but while they are pending the city is not able to sell bonds to finance the redevelopment plan. The now-dead mall plan called for one southbound lane of traffic from Fourth Street to Court Street that would leave ample room for wide, tree-lined brick walkways sprinkled with vendors, park benches, special displays, fountains and information kiosks.

THE SINGLE traffic lane was to be spanned by prismatic arches and multi-colored pennants. This was the Virginia Street the design consultants envisioned and Reno was billed $1.4 million for a look. The dissenting business owners, however, pointed to the moribund Street Mall in Sacramento and claimed restricting traffic on Virginia Street would scare off customers and drive their businesses to ruin. A compromise plan, approved in concept by the City Council March 11, calls for no changes in the current four lanes of traffic, although the two parking lanes will be replaced by widened sidewalks. The idea of street vendors has been killed because they might draw business from the shops already there.

The notion of planting trees along the sidewalks has been tossed out since trees might interfere with signs. PARK BENCHES will not be included in the new plans because benches attract bums. The multicolored prismatic arches have been scrapped because they were just "plastic junk," said one business owner. What is left are low shrubs and planter boxes, expanded sidewalks, brick pavers at the intersections and perhaps some kiosks to hold newsstands. And the usual traffic congestion.

If fact, the compromise plan is remarkably similar to Dibitonto's 1974 plan. Some have suggested the latest plan is no plan at all. But unlike previous downtown plans, this one has two things going for it: a consensus among property owners to go ahead with the compromise and a stable source of money tax dollars. "EVERYONE JUST wants to get something done," said Don Carano, part owner and general manager of the EI Dorado Hotel-Casino. He said the concept of a mall would just not work out for many of the downtown property owners.

"I think that the city is such that a mall is unrealistic. This is not a commercial shopping area." Carano said he would have preferred a partial mall but added, "I certainly sympathize with the smaller property and business owners who said, 'Hey, you put a mall in there and we'll be out of "I feel that what's being done is more conservative but less risky," added Bill Thornton, part owner of the Comstock Hotel Casino. Other downtowners who favor a mall say they have now concluded that "anything is better than nothing." "I had originally preferred the mall concept, but if people are that hung up on it, I'll go along," said Don Devoto, general manager of the Reno Hilton. "This world is not made up for everyone to get their own way." The goal of a downtown mall has always been to make the area more attractive to tourists and increase business for everyone. OR, AS the 1968 RENOvation plan put it, "enable Keno nign aunoay prrjnitatinn Reno low Sunday 48 rrecipiiaiion High 1984 this date 55 Last 24 hours (ending at 4 p.m.)..

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FEMA awarded the grant last June 7 to the Inter national Management and Development Institute for a survey of industry's state of readiness for a national emergency. The institute, which promotes business-government cooperation in areas of public policy, provides the staff for the Fowler-McCracken Commission a panel of government and business representatives with the same goal. Among the members of that commission is FEMA Director Louis O. Giuffrida. In December 1983, Giuffrida wrote the institute's chairman, Gene E.

Bradley, that FEMA intended "to provide support" for the commission "in an amount not to exceed $100,000." According to interviews with FEMA officials, Giuf-frida's promise followed discussions between the agency and institute staffers on the need for information about industry's emergency preparedness. Rape victim survey for the medical exam required to gather physical evidence. Burglary victims are not charged for collecting fingerprints; why should sexual assault victims be charged for collecting evidence?" The bureau arrived at its estimate of about 1.5 million rapes or attempted rapes including 123,000 perpetrated against men by conducting semiannual interviews with 125,000 randomly selected people. No respondent was directly asked whether there had been a rape or attempted rape. Instead, surveyors, aware of the reticence on the part of many victims to discuss the subject, deduced that rape or attempted rape had taken place based on answers to questions about personal physical violence.

The surveys snowed about 1,080 cases of rape and attempted rape over the period, and the figure of 1.5 million was reached by extrapolating the incident rate to the population as a whole. Wire service and staff reports No statistics are kept on victims' ages in the Reno area, but within the last few years "we've had them range from 6 months old to 93 years old," Betty said. Nationwide, about half of all victims had family incomes of less than $10,000 a year. No statistics are kept on incomes of Reno area rape victims, Betty said. Lois Haight Herrington, head of the Office of Justice Programs, said, "Sexual assault victims would be more likely to report the crime if they did not fear becoming entangled in the morass of an insensitive criminal justice system." The Justice Department is developing "model statutes" for states to keep victim addresses, phone numbers and counseling records confidential, she said.

The department also is formulating legislation to compensate rape victims for medical services. "In many states, rape victims must literally pay for their crime," she said. "They are given the bill From page 1A conclusion overlooked women, raped by acquaintances or spouses, who seek help privately rather than go to law enforcement agencies. Nationwide, two-thirds of all rapes and rape attempts occurred at night, and nearly 40 percent took place in streets, parks, playgrounds and parking lots. In Reno, however, most cases handled by Betty "have been inside a residence or inside a building." She believes most other volunteers usually handle similar cases.

Nationwide, women from the age of 16-24 were three times more likely than others to be victims of rapes or attempted rapes, and more than half of the victims had never been married. downtown Reno to reach its full potential as an economic, social and aesthetic asset to the community." Every urban planner who has looked at Reno has said the same thing: There is an inherent conflict downtown between the use of Virginia Street as a major vehicle thoroughfare and a busy pedestrian walkway. One planner who worked on the most recent redevelopment program said the traffic on Virginia Street "intimidates the pedestrians. It keeps the people in the casinos and prevents them from exploring downtown." Answer: a mall. But planners don't have to meet a payroll, say the business owners who believe downtown Reno needs both the foot traffic and the auto traffic to keep the cash registers ringing.

While some have argued a mall would increase business by attracting more tourists, the prevailing attitude downtown, according to one owner, is "Hey, I'm doing OK now. Why should I take a chance on an unknown?" THE FEELING that a mail would kill business on Virginia Street has prevailed despite the lack of any supporting evidence. Comparisons to Sacramento's Street Mall are probably useless since that street was dying before traffic was prohibited. It has no casinos or tourist trade. In fact, the "vast majority" of the 200 or so such malls in America have been successful, with business increasing by 20 percent to 40 percent, according to a local planner who worked on the redevelopment project.

Curiously, the anti-mall attitude was not revealed to the latest group of planners who spent $1.4 million of the taxpayers' money on a plan that was politically unacceptable. "Unfortunately, it was really late in the game when the group (of property owners) came out and said they didn't want it," explained engineering consultant Randy Bowling of Omni-Means Ltd. By the time the opposition surfaced, public hearings had been held, the plans had been drawn and the money had been spent. NOW, THE city's Redevelopment Agency must spend another $368,000 to erase the mall from the existing plans and redesign Virginia Street. A citizens' design review committee has been selected and work on the revised plan is expected to begin next month.

Given the history of Reno's redevelopment, it will be interesting to see if the latest plan is carried out or is shelved for one reason or another. If so, it will be the citizens and taxpayers of Reno who will again be losers as much as the downtown business interests. While most of the money for redevelopment comes from taxes collected by the Reno Redevelopment Agency from downtown properties, it is money that would otherwise be going into the city's general fund. That's the same general fund that is facing a $1 million revenue shortfall for the current year. Hint at compromise From page 1A compromise.

Regan and Senate Majority Leader Robert J. Dole, will lead the talks, which are expected to begin this week. When asked which weapons systems are open to compromise, Regan said: "I'm not sure I can be that specific (it) depends on what you mean by a weapons system. Do you mean the new pistol? Do you mean the new rifle?" Regan said that the president "was referring to the strategic weapons systems which he deems vital to the defense of this However, the president and his aides have not said which weapons are "vital." Strategic weapons carry nuclear arms; conventional weapons are non-nuclear. Pressed as to which areas are open to compromise, Regan said, "Many areas.

Munitions, food, oil. Many things where you can stretch out where your buildup is. I rely on (Defense Secretary) Cap Weinberger. He has assured me that if we have to do any compromising that he can figure out how to do this best and still carry out the president's mandate, so I'm relying on him to do that." In past compromises with Congress, the White House has repeatedly agreed to defense savings that did not come from weapons programs but from lower inflation estimates and fuel costs. Regan said the president "won't even touch" a one-year delay in Social Security cost-of-living increases, which the Senate budget panel approved, unless brought to him by bipartisan majorities of both houses.

Regan expressed doubt whether the 2.1 percent economic growth reported in a preliminary estimate last week would be sufficient to alleviate the deficit. "I don't think we can grow out of the deficit problem," he said, but economic growth "will help" when combined with spending cuts. The White House still wants to trim $50 billion from next year's deficit, he said. MX debate begins son to provide more 'bargaining when we have already provided an ample number." Publicly, opponents and supporters have said the outcome will be close but privately, opponents have not spoken of victory. One pro-MX analyst suggests the MX will win with a majority of 20 or 30.

The analyst noted the margin of victory last year was about seven congressmen. That, coupled with Republican gains in the House during the last election and Democratic nervousness about suggestions the party has been weak on defense should add to the margin, the analyst wasteful, vulnerable and destabilizing proposition. "We have all types of missiles out there. This is an unnecessary missile," said O'Neill. Another opponent, assistant Democratic leader Tom Foley of Washington, termed the "bargaining chip" argument "perhaps the weakest argument for the missile" but the one opponents must work hardest to overcome.

Rep. Joseph Addabbo, defense appropriations subcommittee chairman, argues the missiles already approved by an earlier Congress provide enough of an inducement to the Soviets to engage in meaningful negotiations and thus, "There is no rea From page 1A will meet today with Kampelman, conceded that Reagan's powers of persuasion are mighty, and Aspin's decision to keep backing the missile is a "tremendous factor." But he said, "It's very close, within a half dozen (votes) either way." Opponents argue the weapon is virtually useless in' the silos where Reagan wants to house it and thus, a 1.

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