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y,.. -,,.) .y y ,- -j Page Two Section A iHc Arizona DailoSlar Tucson, Friday, April 26, 1991 NEWS AT A GLANCE 1 METROSTATE ACCENT 1 Hazardous waste. Environmentalists Paul Bessey. Our gardening columnist talks about changes under way at the Tucson Botanical Gardens and a meeting Sunday that will reveal the new master plan. You may attend if you call right away. Page 1C. Kids' TV shows. "Beetlejuice," a Saturday morning ABC show, and "Get the Picture," weekdays on Nickelodeon, are reviewed. Page 5C. and industry officials both request changes in a proposed law that would limit hazardous waste incineration and would tax .waste imports. Page IB. Sentencing. Juliann "Jay" Guttentag is sentenced to 322 years in prison on charges stemming from a fatal drunken driving accident. Page IB. 1 WORLD 1 v nv M k . Mi 7 VI Pulse of the world. The World Health Organization releases its statistical yearbook, which is crammed with facts and figures, including a comprehensive mortality survey on 55 nations. Page 8A. NATION ... i ? - : vfc Montana strike. The governor's veto of a pay raise prompts a strike by more than 4,000 Montana government employees. Page 15A. Bonanza that wasn't. More than 3 tnn nervnlo mau havp invfctpH in bogus oil and gas investments after I SPORTS hpintf nrnmicpH hid nrnfitc rinp tn thp t " 1 0 fl VI I "0 " WWW VW w .w gulf war, authorities say. Thirty-two companies in three states are raided, and 10 people are arrested. Page 16A. 1991 AP file photo Lawyers for Police Chief Daryl Gates, who Is facing a growing ouster movement, ask a judge to overturn his recent 60-day suspension by the Los Angeles Police Commission. Page 17A. Kennedy case. Palm Beach police are encountering difficulty in identifying and reaching potential witnesses, Police Chief Joseph Terlizzese says. The investigation will probably take two more weeks, he adds. Page 20A. City Amateur begins. Dan Smith, who hasn't played much golf since August, begins defense of his Tucson City Amateur Golf Championship tomorrow. Page ID. Coors Light dominates. The Coors Light men's bicycling team establishes itself as the team to beat, taking the first four places in the prologue of La Vuelta de Bisbee. Page ID. STARLIGHT "Toy Soldiers." It's boy-fantasy fun, so don't expect much more and you'll enjoy this flick, says Star reviewer Robert S. Cauthorn, who also interviews director Daniel Petrie Jr. Page 9F. Comelin's departure. Jean-Paul Comelin, Ballet Arizona's artistic director, is too busy to get too sentimental about the company he's leaving. Things are hectic as Comelin prepares for his new ballet post in his native France. Page 13F. The Ranchers Club. This fine restaurant, in the Hotel Park' Tucson, can accommodate the gustatory tastes of the adventurous as well as the conservative, says Star restaurant critic Colette M. Bancroft. Pate 14F. COMMENT Unwise exemption. There's no good reason for the Legislature to circumvent federal water quality standards. A proposal to do so should be defeated. Page 18A. - - AM. v v J, . i in . M C I , - -' The Associated Press Lidia Gonzalez holds her daughter, killed 82 people In Costa Rica and Yohanna, on a porch at her neigh- Panama. Gonzalez's home, to the bor's home. Her daughter was born left, was destroyed in the quake, during the earthquake Monday that Page 13A. - MONEY WASHINGTON Grim assessment. Auditors express "substantial doubt" about the ability of Talley Industries to survive a debt exceeding $300 million despite efforts by the company to cut costs and improve cash flow. Page 8C. Reservation, please. The initial 500 American Airlines sales representatives who will comprise the first contingent of workers at the new Western Reservations Center won't be at their desks till May, but the carrier couldn't wait to show off its new building. Page 8C. Sununu controversy. Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz says the White House travel policy, which he wrote, still makes sense. However, he declines to comment on President Bush's order directing that the policy be reviewed in light of Chief of Staff John Sununu's frequent trips. Page 3A. Paid in error. Recent audits show that the federal government is making benefit payments totaling nearly $5 million monthly from its various agencies to beneficiaries who are dead. Page 5A. Bush pushes interest rate cuts as jobless claims show new surge WASHINGTON (AP) The Bush admin istration, confronting further weakness in the U.S. economy, yesterday pressed for reductions in American and foreign interest rates as a way of keeping the world out of a global recession. The administration effort came as the Labor Department reported a big surge in the number of Americans filing unemployment claims. The National Bureau of Economic Research, meanwhile, declared last July as the ' official start of the recession meaning a downturn was under way even before the oil price shocks that followed Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office, President Bush said, "We want to see these interest rates down a little bit, and I think that would be good for the world economy, including our own." . The president's call for lower interest rates came as the Labor Department issued a bleak jobless claims report, saying the number of new Americans seeking unemployment help rose 47,000 in the second week of April. The sharp increase brought the number of first-time claimants back to the half-million mark, and was viewed as especially disappointing to economists who had hoped to see a third straight week of declines in the jobless claims. Such a string, they said, would have been a clear signal the re cession would soon be over. "I think that we buried the recession prematurely and the data is now showing that the recession lives," said Robert Brusca, chief economist at Nikko Securities. Bush and his aides have repeatedly called for lower interest rates as a way to fight the recession, and in a series of moves last fall and early this winter, the Federal Reserve did drive interest rates lower to stimulate economic growth. However, the Fed's easing efforts came to a halt in early March amid reports of a deep split inside the central bank over whether any further easing might trigger higher inflation once the recovery begins. Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady is ex pected to push at the meeting Sunday with finance officials from Japan, Germany, Britain, France, Canada and Italy for other nations to do their part to spur growth by lowering interest rates. The U.S. effort is aimed primarily at Germany although officials in that country have insisted that they will not bend to American pressure to cut rates because of inflation worries. In recent days and weeks, there have been mixed signals about whether the U.S. economy is starting to rebound in the current April-June quarter. Another report yesterday showed a 0.6 percent increase in sales of existing homes. It was the second consecutive advance and was viewed as a good sign that the long-depressed housing industry may be finally turning around. A rebound in housing" is often a harbinger of an upturn in other sectors of the economy. Economic activity, as measured by the gross national product, declined at an annual rate of 1.6 percent in the final three months of 1990. Most economists expect a report due today from the Commerce Department to show at least an additional 2 percent decline during the January-March period. The jobless claims numbers can be extremely volatile, and some economists were not so discouraged by yesterday's report. Soviet Continued from Page One endless attacks and made what one delegate said was a "half-serious" offer to resign as general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party if the-Central Committee took a vote of no-confidence. A letter signed by 72 Central Committee members was circulated during an ensuing break in the meeting, saying the resignation of the party leader was a matter for the party's Congress, not a Central Committee meeting, Interfax reported. If the Central Committee insisted on pursuing Gorbachev's resignation, the 72 signers threatened to convene the Congress to elect a new Central Committee, said Interfax, an independent news agency. Also during the break, the party Politburo met and unanimously decided that Gorbachev's resignation should not be considered, said Valentin Falin, head of the party's international department. The Central Committee then voted 322-13 against pursuing the idea, Falin told a news conference. "Those of us who work with him side-by-side certainly found a lot of human sincerity when he spoke about his resignation," Falin said. Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev described the bid to remove Gorbachev from his post as "an explosion by the (party) appa ratus, which' does not reflect the opinion of the people and the members of the party," Interfax said. -The plenum also elected three new members to the new Politburo, the top party decision-making body. Mikhail S. Surkov, head of the army party commission, was elected to what apparently was a newly created Politburo post, to appease the military. The other new members were Dzhumgalbek D. Amantjayev, first secretary of the Kirghiz party, and Grigory I. Yeremei, party first secretary of Moldavia, Tass, the official Soviet news agency, reported The republics' party secretaries often are Politburo members. Gorbachev on Wednesday announced an agreement with nine republic chiefs, including his main rival, Boris Yeltsin, president of the Russian republic. Gorbachev prom ised new elections for both the Soviet Parliament and presidency, and the republic leaders joined him in urging an end to crippling strikes. Those strikes included one by about 10,000 striking workers that paralyzed a railroad junction in the Byelorussian city of Orsha yesterday by stopping trains along a main line from Moscow. Workers in Byelorussia have been on strike since Tuesday, demanding the resignation of national and republic leaders and a special session of their legislature. They will suspend the strike today until May 21, when the legislature's regular session begins. V . . . I J . - w '""" 1 1 I f 'it i " v . , ' t ' ' V Band Continued from Page One out the fans: Let's Sweat for the Band. We're burning with pride for Arizona. Football coach Dick Tomey said he and his team are happy to play in the heat "We normally practice at that time anyway," he said. While some may think that would give an edge to Arizona. Tomey said he was sure the Cardinal will adjust, and said his players will be glad to add their sweat to the effort to keep the band on the field. And Dick Bartsch, facilities director for the athletic department, said his staff has plenty of practice at limiting heat-related problems during afternoon games. Television revenues normally are used to support the athletic department, but often are treated as an unexpected bonanza. The current athletic budget, for example, allocates money from the televised football season opener against Ohio State, but not from any other football game. On the other hand, the budget also assumes that the basketball team will draw enbugh national attention next year to land on television at least three times but no commitments have been received yet, Dempsey said. In fact, the athletic department currently expects its own cash crunch to come in 1992, when some of the budgetary maneuvers it made this year will come home to roost. The department has agreed to accept less revenue from student fees and has made other cuts, all of which mean $800,000 less for the various sports programs this year. If nothing is done to come up with more cash in 1992, athletics will be $75,000 in the hole, according to Dempsey. "I just hope someone will be there to help us next year," said Dempsey. The band, meanwhile, will also be worrying about the future, though the Prime Ticket bonanza will keep it on the field this year. The band will continue with its own fund-raising task force, said Becher, and is working with the university development office on plans for future fund-raising events. Senate-approved budget proposes no tax increases AP file photo Gregory Richard Barker Arrest Continued from Page One the nation, but he would not elaborate. A viewer telephoned the Phoenix Police Department yesterday morning with a tip about a man believed to be Barker after watching "Unsolved Mysteries" Wednesday night, said Callahan. The program featured the Virginia murder case and also mentioned that Barker was wanted for three bank robberies in Las Vegas, Nev., said Callahan. Authorities would not say how long Barker had lived in Phoenix, or if he was employed. The national program aired the murder case of Hilda Roche, 42, who was an acquaintance of Barker's, said Officer Kim Chinn, of the Prince William County Police Department in Woodbridge, Va. Roche was raped and shot once in the head in her townhouse. Her nude body was found April 2, 1982, by a woman who was out for a walk, said Chinn. The body was in a wooded area near an elementary school, about nine miles from Roche's home. Chinn said she is not sure when extradition proceedings for the murder charge will begin. Yesterday in Phoenix, Barker appeared before a magistrate in federal court on the robbery charges. He is in federal custody without bond. In the Tucson case, Barker became a suspect in 1983 after a psychological profile of Shaner's killer was compiled by behavioral psy- Star file photo Leesa Jo Shaner Twenty agents were assigned to the case for six months. Agents interviewed about 1,000 people and spent "thousands and thousands" of hours on trie case. chologists at the FBI academy in Virginia, said Larry Bagley during a 1990 interview. Bagley, a retired FBI special agent, headed the Tucson office and was the top agent in the Shaner case for 17 years. Shaner had gone to the airport to pick up her husband who had been discharged from the Air Force after a stint in Okinawa. But she never saw him return. Her abandoned car was found in the parking lot; and, nearly four months later, her bones were discovered buried in a wash at Fort Huachuca. Shaner, whose father was an FBI agent, is believed to have been raped and strangled by someone at the fort, Bagley said. Twenty agents were assigned to the case for six months. Agents interviewed about 1,000 people and spent "thousands and thousands" of hours on the case, he said. Barker, a lieutenant at the Fort Huachuca Army Intelligence Center and School at the time of the mur-. der, has been sought for questioning for eight years. "Now that he is in custody, obviously I'm very pleased," said Bag-ley last night "The FBI has looked so long for him." WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate yesterday approved a $1.46 trillion Democratic budget for 1992 that ignores President Bush's plan to slash Medicare, preserves his proposed defense spending and boosts his requests for education, transportation and other health programs. The measure was adopted on a voice vote after three days of debate. Bridled by a near-record $290 billion deficit, the spending plan contains no dramatic domestic initiatives. Republicans put their stamp on the measure with a provision making it all but impossible for taxes to be raised to pay for any new programs Congress enacts later in the year. The budget contains no tax increases. But it also rejects Bush's call for a reduction in the capital gains tax rate, a proposal that lawmakers have turned down two years in a row. During the third day of debate on the spending plan, liberal Democrats launched several unsuccessful attacks on the $295.3 billion it contained for defense spending. That amount matched what Bush proposed for the military, and obeyed the defense spending limit set in last fall's deficit-reduction deal. But liberals argued that with the Cold War over, money should be shifted from the Pentagon to domestic programs a transfer the deficit-reduction accord forbids. The budget is just what the name implies a spending plan. Actual spending still must be done through appropriations bills. But adoption of the budget forces appropriations committees to observe its ceilings. The Senate budget closely tracks a Democratic-written spending blueprint that the House approved April 17. Both rejected Bush's plan to cut the Medicare health insurance program for the elderly, payments to veterans and other benefit programs by $46 billion over-the next five years. And both allow most domestic programs to increase at roughly the rate of inflation. But as the House did, Senate Democrats tunneled several billion dollars more than Bush wanted to areas such as the Head Start program for preschoolers, grants for college students and aid to mass transit systems. To help pay for those increases, Democrats were nearly $3 billion stingier than Bush was to space, science and law enforcement programs. Though the budget funds no large new domestic programs, it leaves the door open for Congress to expand unemployment benefits and initiatives for poor children, health care and transportation. CORRECTIONS The Star yesterday reported that a suit in Pima County Superior Court was before a grand jury. It is being tried before a Superior Court jury. 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