A-6--INDEPENDENT (AM) PRÂ£S-TfclEGRAM (PM) ung aeÂ«*. c.uÂ».. WÂ«A. mrm Â«, Â»;t Richmans Slack SALE Price marking on coded High court ruling narrows items in markets urged , , . f ,, rights against defamation WASHINGTON (APX-In a policy turnaround that could slow the advance of computers into supermarket checkout stands, the industry conceded Tuesday that electronic scanner systems pose major problems to shoppers unless items still are individually price-marked. C i t i n g the adverse results of a recent $75,000 survey, an nd hoc s u p e r m a r k e t - i n d u s t r y panel recommended that stores using the equipment "follow the s a m e , traditional a p p r o a c h to individual-Item m a r k i n g as is used in conventional supermarkets." The industry had argued earlier that item pricing could be dropped so long as prices were clearly posted on the shelves. The s u r v e y showed that "the consumer then is less aware of what she is paying," said industry spokesman Robert Wegman of Rochester. Wegman is chairman of the Public Policy Subcom- miltee of the Ad Hoc Committee on Universal Product Code. Reg -l l i $ 15HM Â· 16 95 J[\^ 88 Brighten up your spring wardrobe w i t h Richmnn slacks. Discover groat, savings on slacks in solid colors, plaids and checks, all 100% jx)lyester knit Match them up w i f h y o u r favorite fihirlsand jackets for a fresh spring look. It's Richmans for slacks at substantial savings. PSA flies to Oakland twice a day (from Long Beach). WASHINGTON lAIM-The Constitution does not always protect a private person from being defamed by public officials, Ihc Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. ' In a 5-3 decision, the court held that Louisville. Ky., police were within their rights in distributing to shopkeepers the names and photographs of persons who had been arrested, but not necessarily convicted, on shoplifting charges. The procedure was challenged by Edward Charles Davis III, then a photographer for the Louisville Courier Journal and Times, who was labeled an "active shoplifter" on a flyer distributed by police in 1972. Davis had been arrested 17 months earlier on a shoplifting charge which was subsequently dismissed, HE CONTENDED that police had placed a "badge of infamy" on him without giving him a chance to defend himself as guaranteed by the due process clause of the Constitution. That clause prohibits governmental officials from depriving a person of l i f e , liberty or property without due process of law. Speaking, for the court. Justice William H. Rehnquisl said there was "no constitutional doctrine converting every defamation by a public official into a deprivation of liberty within the meaning of the due process clause." He also said that "reputation alone, apart from some more tangible interest such as employ- ^\r }t^W *+f *-tmr A SHOKTWfy ment, is not a constitutionally protected right cither of liberty or property." IN ADDITION, the court rejected Davis' claim that his constitutional right of privacy had been violated, saying the police were not trying to "restrict his freedom of action In a sphere contended to be private." In a sharply worded dissent. Justices William J. Brcnnan Jr.. Fiyron R. White and Thurgood Marshall said that "the potential of today's decision is frightening for a free people." .' "It is not difficult to conceive of: a police department, dissatisfied with what it perceives to be the dilatory nature ty- lack of efficacy of the judicial systeih'in dealing with criminal defendants, publishing periodic lists of 'active rapists,' 'active larcenisls' or other-'known criminals'," Brennan wrote for the dissenters, i In other actions, the court: --Ruled 8 to 0 that an Individual charged with selling obscene material has a right to try to show it is not obscene, even though it has previously been judged obscene in a civil proceeding to which he was not a party. --Bypassed a chance to rule on whether it Is illegal sex discrimination for an employer to exclude normal pregnancies from the coverage of its disability insurance program. The court still has before it another case dealing with the same issue. D.C. VOTE RIGHT REJECTED WASHINGTON (AP The House Tuesday rejected voting representation in Congress for citizens of the District of Columbia. The vote was 229 to 181, or Â·IS less (han the two-thirds needed for passage. The attempt on behalf of the 756,510 residents was spearheaded by the area's nonvoting delegate in the House, Walter E. Fauntroy, who used the Bicentennial slogan: "No taxation without representation." STARFIRE SUPERDEAL from Oldsmobile Automatic or 5-speed transmission at no extra charge. XrU- * SALE Leather-Look Jackets Starfire--Oldsmobile's Supercoupe. High-back bucket seats, torque arm suspension and a spirited V-6 power source make Starfire more than just a car. It's an experience. And now this Supercoupe comes with a super deal. If you buy a 1976 Starfire by April 30th, you can take your choice of an automatic or 5- speed manual transmission at no extra charge. 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