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DES Minneapolis Star and Tribune 4C. 1982 ft As. wo Ml f-j p-r Continued from page 1C Palmer said Lilly has not decided whether to further appeal the Bichlercase. She said Lilly's appeal was based on Its argument that the judge who heard the case in trial worded his instructions to the jury in such a way that he virtually left the jury only the option of finding against Lilly. According to the Associated Press, the New York court said Lilly can be found liable for damages under the legal doctrine, that makes all participants in a drag race liable for injuries to an innocent bystander. Alfred Julien, Blchler's New York lawyer, said the decision is the first DES-related case upheld throughout the appeals process, and that it sets a precedent for people harmed by drugs who "cannot establish who manufactured them." Bichler was born in New York and lived there when she underwent cancer surgery. Bichler, 28, who is a medical social worker at Methodist Hospital in St Louis Park, said she thinks other consumers harmed by products of unknown manufacture such as Agent Orange and intrauterine devices also Klobuchar Continued said. "Some form of that, maybe. The best decision I ever made was not to buy the Minnesota soccer team that's no longer operating. Bob Short wanted me to go in with him on that. I told him I wouldn't do it unless my company had some identification, and he ought to have part of the action himself, so I suggested maybe we ought to call them Jeno's Shorts. "He thought some people might object to that, including Bob Short. Well, that's just fun stuff. I think under the right conditions I'd be seriously interested in buying into the Twins. I've talked to the Dorsey firm representing the Twins, to Gabe Murphy, the minority stockholder, and to others. I certainly have nothing against Calvin Griffith. As far as I know he's excellent at what he does. What are they going for right now, about $8 million?" The last good industry estimate of the Twins' market value was somewhere between $14 million and $18 million, although that was before Calvin unloaded $1 million in salaries in the last six weeks. Paulucci's net worth, or that of his companies, must run well beyond $100 million, and it may get even bigger when he starts grinding out pizzas in Ohio. What you want to remember about Paulucci is that you can look at him two ways. Some people call him bombastic and impulsive, filled with ego and irreverence. That is largely correct. He is also described as one of the shrewdest intuitive businessmen in America, full of nerve and combat, and probably the No. 1 salesman in the country. Wisconsinites' gas bills should rise in November Associated Press Madison, Wis. Most Wisconsin natural gas users are likely to see their fuel bills jump by 6.7 percent Nov. 1 under an increase requested by the state's primary natural gas supplier. The increase requested by the Michigan Wisconsin Pipe Line Co. of Detroit, which supplies 90 percent of Wisconsin's natural gas, would cost, state gas utilities more than $100 million in the next heating season. The utilities would pass the increase on to customers. Under federal rules, the 6.7 percent request is almost automatic, but part could be refunded later if the federal government approves a smaller increase. The. company said it needs the increase to cover additional investments in pipeline and storage facilities, increased borrowing costs, inflation and declining sales. It last adjusted its rates May 1, adding about $15 to a typical customer's bill. if Staff Photos by Duane Braley Jamss Raslcot demonstrated body below, an unfriendly gesture. Batson Continued from "The two said they thought that witness was lying. The woman said she thought being called for duty was an imposition, and I had picked the leader." Raslcot sees all sorts of useful applications of his specialty in the courtroom. Swifter jury selection is one. Interpretation of witness behavior and of juror interest, acceptance or hostility are others. "I told one attorney, a friend, that Jurors hadn't believed his last witness. 'Better turn them 'em around with the next I said. He did and I said, 'You're Lawyers on both sides of cases asked questions during the trials, he said. Rasicot's work, said Durda, is interesting. "We sometimes take a week to pick a jury and then try the case in a day. If we could speed up the selection, look at the savings." Attorneys at the trials Raslcot observed, and others who heard about him "are all talking about it," the judge said. "Like it or not, we're on stage. We're performers." Lawyers know that appearance, movements, manner, gestures, inflection and other nonverbal behavior can influence a verdict. They study and practice courtroom behavior, but Rasicot says they can do a lot more in that area. C61or-coding is one aspect of Solicitors Continued from page 1C that travels the country raising money, and are no longer in the state. Adams said some contributors called the council after people in an office compared notes and found that "the pitch apparently changes from individual to individual." He said callers described the solicitors as "aggressively friendly" young people, mostly women, who said the contributions would benefit the retarded or mentally disturbed, alcohol and drug abusers, and in one instance, animals. Adams said one caller was told that faces on the stuffed animals were painted by handicapped children. Compton said the money was being solicited to support the church's national activities, including support of its headquarters in Washington and its foreign missions. Iberia Airlines overshoots runway; 3 passengers hurt Associated Press Barcelona, Spain An Iberia Airlines Boeing 727 carrying 146 passengers on a flight from Madrid overshot the runway at Barcelona's airport and ran into an irrigation ditch, airline officials said. They said three Spaniards suffered minor injuries. page Woman Continued from page SC "She was afraid of the boat because it had a history of not being very reliable," he said. Larry Race reported that his wife climbed into the inflated raft at about 9 p.m. "The wife would not let him in the raft," apparently fearing he might capsize the two-person craft, Swed-. berg said. So Larry Race said he put on a "dry suit" before getting in the water to try swimming the raft about one mile to shore. But he said he became separated from the raft because of the cold or cramps, Swedberg said. Larry Race said he swam back toward the boat's lights. Swedberg estimated he might have been in the water for two to three hours. Once back on board, Larry Race he tried to alert passing ships by firing four signal flares. An ocean vessel leaving Duluth spotted one of the flares and called the Coast Guard at 2 a.m. The Coast Guard responded immediately, Swedberg Larry Race eventually was able to restart the motor and guided the boat to shallow water, where he an- chored the boat and swam ashore. He called the St Louis County sheriffs department at 2:38 a.m. The Coast Guard's Duluth search .4, and rescue station used three boats, two equipped with radar, in the search for Debbie Race. A helicopter from a Coast Guard station in "Chicago and an Air Force C130 transport plane from Detroit were also enlisted. Two Civil Air Patrol float planes and two civilian float planes also participated. With winds up to 30 knots blowing southeast yesterday, the sheriffs department searched along the beach i of Duluth's Minnesota Point, while Douglas County Sheriffs ment scoured the South Shore in Wisconsin in hopes that the raft would be washed ashore. The temperature dropped to 43 degrees at 2 a.m. yesterday, the Coast Guard reported. Overnight the lake was relatively calm before kicking up seas of six to seven feet with I stronger winds yesterday afternoon. Authorities said unusual currents in jj the lake probably kept the body from crossing the lake to the shore where they expected the raft to beach. Montevideo lawmaker reconsiders, decides to get back in campaign Associated Press Rep. Ray Welker, IR-Montevideo, said Wednesday he has changed his mind and will seek reelection to the i Minnesota House this fall. Welker, 43, an assistant Independent- Republican floor leader in the House, announced several weeks ago i that he would the Legislature to de- vote more time to his family and business. But since then, "good, dedi- cated" Republicans from west central Minnesota have urged him to reconsider, he said. Welker said he decided against seek-' ing a third term because at the time he was upset with how lawmakers resolved state budget problems. He is a leader of the conservative fac- tion in the House that opposed tax increases and wanted greater spend-, ing cuts. 20 Republicans meet Tuesday in Montevideo to endorse candidates. Jim Pederson of Lamberton also is seeking IR endorsement for the House in District 20B. King of Morocco to visit U.S. King Hassan of Morocco will visit Washington May 18-21 at President Reagan's invitation, the White House said Wednesday. Continued from page 1C canusehercusemafplbeWnti i elchteubn; -She has written a book.ES Daughter," and organized DES which hasten1' office the YWCAihdowntowjBnneapnlifi3i Steven J. Daffer, a Minneapolis attorney who has' filed daftage cases on behalf ftwft Minnesota women, said he thinks the, Bichler decision will make it easier and faster to try some cases against drug manufacturers. p-x Those would be cases id which the women developed clear cell adenocarcinoma, the type of cancer Bichler had. Some DES daughters have other types of vaginal cancer, and some have non-cancerous changes in their vaginal tissue, he said. In clear cell adenocarcinoma' cases, he said, Minnesota courts may rule that it is not necessary to prove in court that DES causes damage, that the New York appeals process took care of that. Then the question will just be if an individual manufacturer is culpable, and how high the damages should be, Daffer said. from page 1C That is largely correct. Now, then. Do you want a guy like that running the Minnesota Twins, if Calvin and the relatives yield to temptation and sell them for 14 mill or so? You are granted reasonable time to consider. Paulucci wanted to know how the Twins looked as an investment. "Well, on two of the criteria by which you judge a new business acquisition, they're a buy," I said. "Calvin has practically no indebtedness, which the accountants love. "The other thing is payroll. As I understand it, the Twins have also got that down next to nothing." The question is, would Paulucci compete with the rollers in today's free-agent market and build a ball club the way everybody else Is? "I'm in business for profit," he said. "Baseball can be profitable. Steinbrenner of the Yankees shows us that. He spends, sure. But his teams attract people. That means money. If you have to spend a lot of money to attract people, and make a profit, then you do. Billy Martin would look good as a manager. No, I wouldn't tell him how to run the ball club. All he has to do is drop those beer commercials and start selling pizza rolls." Less filling? Pizza rolls? Desperate times-people, demand desperate measures. 2 people killed on state highways Associated Press An Olivia area farmer and a Good-ridge woman have been killed in traffic accidents on Minnesota roads. Ralph Erickson, 44, died when his pickup truck collided with another pickup truck on a Renville County road near Olivia early Wednesday morning, authorities said. The victim was a farmer, businessman and member of the Olivia school board, authorities said. Viola Bonde, 68, Goodridge, died after her car rolled over into a ditch and landed upside down near Goodridge Tuesday night, authorities said. The accident happened on Pennington County Rd. 34 at about 11 p.m., according to sheriffs officers. Chemicals burn in Missouri A tanker car carrying a toxic chemical derailed and caught fire Wednesday in the northeastern Missouri town of Callao, forcing about 50 families to leave their homes for four hours as officials let the fire burn itself out Three people were treated for inhalation of the fumes, but none were seriously injured. It? expression; at right, hostility; would be equally as strong for conviction. In short, said Raslcot, get 'em on your side. Judge Durda's favorite color is red. "I guessed that right away," said Raslcot. In issues that generated considerable Interest among consumer groups, Crump ruled that it was reasonable to "moderately increase" the customer service charge on consumers' bills. This fixed charge is currently NSP asked that the charge be increased to $5.15. The Minnesota Department of Public Service, which represents state interests before the PUC, recommended an increase to $3.50. Crump also recommended that the service connection charge be maintained at $5 NSP asked that it be increased to $12 and that a two-part late payment charge be considered. NSP asked to institute a 4 percent late payment charge for all its customers. Now, no residential customers are charged extra for late payments; only large industrial customers are penalized. NSP will ask to reduce Red River Valley gas rates Associated Press Fargo, N.D. Officials of Northern States Power Co. say they will ask state regulators for a 12 percent reduction in natural gas rates for northwestern Minnesota customers and an 8.5 percent reduction for North Dakota customers. The proposed breaks are the result of NSP's switch from the purchase of Canadian supplies to cheaper domestic supplies. The wholesale transfer, approved recently by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, will mean an overall 12 percent reduction in retail rates in the Red River Valley. In a letter to the North Dakota Public Service Commission, NSP attorney Gene Sommers said the company plans to file a new rate schedule as soon as the federal order is in hand. In northwestern Minnesota, rates will drop by about 12 percent overall after NSP files the federal order with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Kildahl said the rates will drop more in Minnesota because those customers already are paying rate increases that have been pending in North Dakota since last October. PSC hearings on the proposed North Dakota rates are scheduled in Grand Forks on June 9 and in Fargo on June 10. t- if I i language: At left, an open receptive 3C nonverbal communication. Luscher says that humans can be divided into four basic groups: Red, yellow, blue and green. People all over the world respond to colors in the same ways, Rasicot said. Those in a group share certain traits and qualities. Reds, for instance, tend to be outgoing, forceful, direct. Yellows are less forceful, but still quite independent. Blues and greens tend to be more conservative, more oriented toward traditional behavior, more interested In security. "Those are generalities," Rasicot said, "not absolutes. Human behavior Is not absolute. People often are blends." 1 But there are indicators to personality in behavior, in dress, in all nonverbal communication. And Rasicot said that an attorney who knows what to look for, or one who had a trained courtroom observer as an aide, would have a powerful tool. "if I were a prosecutor, I'd want blues and greens on a jury," he said. "If I were defending, I'd go for reds and yellows and I'd aim my final remarks at them." A red or a yellow, once convinced, is strong enough to turn the other jurors around, Rasicot explained, or to hold out against pressure. Conversely, a red or yellow who was convinced of a defendant's guilt NSP Continued from page 1C 14.5 percent is adequate," said NSP spokesman Tom Bushee. "We felt the final number should be much nearer to the 16.8 percent we requested. We don't pull our number out of the air. We do very detailed analysis to see what other corporations are earning, industry averages and other investment opportunities." Among Crump's other recommendations: That the utilities commission study for six months NSP's proposal to give people at or below the 125 percent level of federal poverty guidelines a(. 25 percent break on their electric bills. In its proposal for the Energy Assistance Program, the utility wants to charge other customers for the break, which would cost between $8.2 million and $13.7 million a year in the first 10 years. The plan would cost NSP's typical customer about' $4.50 a year. Crump said that testimony on the matter was "overwhelmingly nega-. tive" and that a substantial number of those who spoke out on the question were senior citizens, who said they would not be eligible for the break and couldn't afford to pay for the subsidy of other residential customers. Bushee said that if the utilities commission accepted Crump's recommendation, the utility probably wouldn't be able to get the program dubbed "Robin Hood Rates" by critics in place this winter. That $63.1 million in construction costs on the company's proposed Sherco 3 project be stricken from the rate base that is, from the total amount of property and other assets upon which the utility is allowed to earn money. The larger the rate base, the more money the utility might be able to earn, an amount that must be paid for by consumers in higer electric bills. Sherco 3 is an 800-megawatt, coal-fired power plant NSP and two partners are seeking to build near Beck: er, Minn. In NSP's last rate case, the utilities struck a similar request from the rate base. Crump also recommended that an $8.8 million allowance for costs incurred by the now-defunct Tyrone nuclear plant, a project NSP was taking part in near Durand, be stricken from the rate base. NSP contends that this issue is no longer in the hands of the state because the utility is fighting its case in Ramsey District Court. So far, the court has issued a temporary order allowing the company to collect on the investment until a final order is issued. MM Around Minnesota St. Paul: Emergency farm loans available for farmers in 3 counties is our Share Avcaqt' mantmum temperature 6' Less tatn than June Less humid than June or July f-per thunder storms Almost no rrus q-ulot-s' PtRfFCT yoit Mob (I (218)829 2811 May 23-28 person, $145 value. dinner daily, golf balls, drink ticket, charge add'l.) May 28-3! meals, complete a vacation Cull for MINI-WEEK PKGS 5 days 4 nights $193 value; 4 days 3 nights $119.95 COMPLETE, including lodging, breakfast tennis, 18-hote golf car couple, golf live entertainment, etc. tax 4 service MEMORIAL DAY GET-AWAY Lodging, at' recreation package, special featured entertainment, extravaganza you yue.ft forget! Reservations nnd imr Color linhure fice in Thief River Falls for Information. Farmers in Clearwater County with 30 percent or more crop loss may get information from the Bag-ley FmHA office. Farmers in Polk County with 30 percent or more crop loss may get information at the Mcintosh office. Compiled from staff reports and the Associated Press. Farmers in Pennington, Polk and Clearwater counties have been declared eligible for emergency farm loans from the Farmers Home Administration (FHmA) after losses caused by excessive rainfall last growing season. State FHmA Director Russ Bjorhus said that farmers in Pennington County with a crop loss of 20 percent or more may contact the FmHA of Box 387T. Brainerd, Mn. 56401

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