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Thursday, February 6, 1992
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EESI SEDSiSS Want entertainment? Come to the 'Cabaret' D Pre-war Berlin nightclub on UWGB stageD-1 B Piano concert, Next Door Theatre featuredD-4 Friday's forecast Flurries possible High 25 Low 13 Weather on B-6 A Gannett Newspaper THURSDAY, February 6, 1992 38 pages, 4 sections s No-diving rule hurts 2 Ashwaubenon team . n B Shallow pool limits Jaguar swimmersC-4 ' 1 J D Highlights of the week's prep actionC-4 iwijiiiijiiiuiiw-w.-... ! J- - ' " ' ' " ' ' ' . ' 35 Powell 1 of 2 sled victims was intoxicated Of the two women who died Dec. 29 in a tubing accident at Green Bay's Triangle Sports Area, one was intoxicated and the other had no trace of alcohol, the state Laboratory of Hygiene has found. Carrie Renard, 22, of 8060 Wisconsin 57. Sturgeon Bay, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.132 percent. The legal cutoff for driving under state law is 0.10 percent. Ann Steinbrecher, 20, of 4296 Anston Road, Pulaski, showed no sign of alcohol consumption, said Deputy Chief Jim Taylor of the Green Bay Police Department. The two women, both students at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, were killed when the inner tube they were riding at about 3 a.m. struck a fence at the bottom of a ski run at the park on Baird Creek Road. Powell: Military bans gays to maintain order WASHINGTON The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Wednesday the military maintains its ban on homosexuals due to potential problems of discipline and morale. Gen. Colin Powell ' ' I told the House Budget with Defense Secretary Dick Cheney's view that 1 - " ' V"8 the ban is not justified I J - S w. it by the department's Wt r-"f-ji ; ff: u homosexuals pose a greater security risk. Rather, Powell said that homosexual behavior "is inconsistent with maintaining good order and discipline." All branches of the military ban homosexuals. Last July, Cheney said he'd "inherited a policy that has been in the department now for many years" and that the policy was "based upon the proposition that a gay lifestyle is incompatible with military service." Mazda foreign model may become domestic The 1993 Mazda 626 sedan stands to become the first foreign car to be declared a domestic model. Are you still with us? The car and its MX-6 coupe companion will have more than 75 percent U.S.-made parts, the threshold established by the Environmental Protection Agency under its complicated formula for labeling cars domestic or foreign. The EPA is expected to rule on the new Mazdas in 1994 or 1995, after tallying industry statistics for the 1993 model year, EPA official Tom Ball said. The Mazda 626 is yet another illustration of how the line between import and domestic is becoming blurred. For example, because of their high content of Mexican-made parts, Ford's 1992 Mercury Marquis and Ford Crown Victoria are considered imports. Russia to sell, lease half its oil concerns PARIS So that it can bankroll reforms, Russia intends to sell or lease to foreigners half its oil production facilities and offer 60-year leases on exploration rights, says Vladislav Sorokin, chief of the Russian Foreign Ministry's economic department. The Soviet Union, the world's largest oil producer in the past decade, saw its output plummet last year as a result of political and economic upheaval. Foreign investment would be expected to boost output and drive prices lower on the world market. From wire service reports. New Hampshire students play stump hp canrtirtstp5A-4 Kerrey, Harkin woo SouthA-5 Clinton's 1969 draft deferment is questionedA-5 Duke makes low-budget runA-5 Business B-4 LocalState B-1 Classified C-5 MorrisWords C-6 Comics D-6 Opinion A-9 Crossword C-6 Records B-2 1 Deaths Bj2 1 Showtimes D-7 Horoscope C-7 Sports CJ. Landers D-2 Stock lists B-5 Lifestyle D-1 TV listings D-7 Copyright 1992 Greer ay Press-Gazette BysEh loafis his hea tli plan j Knlght-Ridder Newspapers and Associated Press WASHINGTON President Bush's health-care plan would provide $100 billion in tax breaks and vouchers over the next five years to help people buy health insurance, but would leave some key cost-control reforms up to the states. Pledging today to give all Americans access to "the world's best health care," Bush was formally unveiling the election-year package in Cleveland. Major details of the plan, such as how it will work and how it will be paid for, haven't been worked out yet. Health and Human Services Secretary Louis Sullivan today said the plan will cost $35 billion a year when fully imple mented and promote "universal access to health insurance for all of our citizens." At the last minute, the White House backed off from its proposal to raise most of the money by limiting the growth of Medicare, the federal health insurance program for the elderly, and Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for the poor. So as not to expose itself to criticism from the controversial proposals in an election year, the administration is handing out a 38-page list of options, so Congress can choose how the program can be financed, Sullivan said. Among them: Reform medical malprac- Please see HealthA-2 How Bush's proposal would work Associated Press Bush's health-care plan would: Provide vouchers or tax credits worth up to $1,250 a year for individuals, $2,500 for couples and up to $3,750 for families of three or more for the purchase of health care. Allow health-care tax deductions for middle-income Americans those with incomes up to $50,000 for individuals, $65,000 for couples and $80,000 for families of three or more. For self-employed persons, provide tax deductions equal to 100 percent of their monthly health-care premiums. An administration document obtained by the Associated Press estimates that 95 million Americans would use the vouchers, tax credits and tax deductions. Cap federal payments to states for the $59 billion Medicaid program. Increases over this year's amount would be tied to population growth, plus inflation, plus 6 percent next year. Further increases would be capped to inflations plus 5 percent in 1994, plus 4 percent in 1995, plus 3 percent in 1996 and plus 2 percent in 1997. hm wnmCTi win iwroi arc icnre . f S'.-f ... ' i: Mb ' 1 ' j s vM7 Jo, mrUAm .v.,.. frit 11 AP photo New favorites: Members of the German team take part in welcoming ceremony today. With communism defunct, who will we root against? By Brian Schmitz Orlando Sentinel In Olympic years, we never needed a lineup of suspects to pick out the bad guys. Patriotic Americans automatically rooted against any goalie named Igor who wore red and saluted a flag bearing a hammer and sickle. Reds, Russians, Commies . . . the bad guys, right? Today, that Olympic Games pastime of identifying our athletic opposition according to political philosophy is neither as defined nor as fulfilling. Ding, dong: The wicked witch that was communism is dead and along with it the Soviet Union, now known by the cumbersome name of Commonwealth of Independent States. Coming Friday: A preview of the 1992 Winter Olympics The new CIS doesn't loom as the ferocious Big Red Bear any longer. Germany if it can overcome friction between its East and West forces after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain is looked upon as the favorite in the 1992 Winter Olympics, which begin Saturday in Albertville, France. "The better Soviet and German athletes will still be good, but overall, they wont be as deep as they have been," Olympic historian Bill Mallon said. "(CIS) doesn't quite have the same ring to it as U.S.S.R.," said Mike Eruzione, the captain of the 1980 U.S. hockey team dur ing its legendary victory over the Soviet Union. "I don't think you'll ever see this (U.S.-CIS) become a rivalry, certainly not with the intensity as before. The Cold War doesn't exist anymore. A lot of people looked at the Soviets as the bad guys," Eruzione said from his home in Winthrop, Mass. "I don't think you can call them the bad guys anymore. I don't know if there are any bad guys. Germany is together now. . . . Maybe if Saddam Hussein put together a soccer team, yeah, that could get us riled." Indeed, Mallon added, "The closest thing to a bad guy now may be Cuba, and considering the condition of their country, they may be more of the 'sad guy-' " atlle brewing over security in courtrooms Judges seeking more deputies despite sheriff's budget crunch By Julie Bell and Alice Paulsen Press-Gazette Brown County judges are talking about ordering Brown County Sheriff Leon Pieschek to provide more deputies to protect them while court is in session, Pieschek says. If the order is filed and Pieschek disobeys it, he could go to jail something he doesn't plan to do. Instead, Pieschek said he would supplement his department's current bevy of five officers by using overtime, something county supervisors have pressured him to reduce. "It's not a shot at me," Pieschek said about the potential court order. "Our working relationship with the courts is excellent." Instead, he said the judges' threat is designed to catch the attention of County Executive Tom Cuene, who cut the sheriffs request for four additional court officers from this year's budget. Pieschek said the result was that he didn't have enough deputies to cover all eight county courts, and he wanted Cuene to approve six more. "The judge will sentence someone to jail, and there may not be a court officer available ... to take him," Pieschek said. When that happens, all the judge can do is dial up the sheriff s department for an officer and hope the person sentenced has the courtesy to wait for a deputy, Pieschek said Neither Cuene nor administra- . tive chief Judge Peter Naze could be reached for comment this morning, but Judge William Atkinson said he had to get used to having no court security. Atkinson said he always had an officer in Green Bay Municipal Court which is in the Pieschek Atkinson Green Bay Police Department building during his six years as judge there. Since becoming a Brown County judge last year, he sees an officer only when someone is brought to his courtroom from jail. Atkinson handles traffic and misdemeanors, divorces, mental health and probate cases. An officer wouldn't be necessary at all times, he said. "But generally on traffic and misdemeanors it would be preferable to have an officer there." Once he intervened when a verbal fight looked like it might become a physical fight in a guardianship case. "I jumped up and shouted I threatened to throw them both in jail for contempt of court," Atkinson said. Pieschek said someone also wandered into Judge Vivi Dil-weg's chambers, though the person apparently didn't hurt her. To combat the problems, the judges and Pieschek are preparing four different proposals for six additional court officers, Pieschek said. They range from using all sworn officers, likely to be the most expensive option, to using special deputies who aren't full-time police officers. Cost estimates have yet to be completed. "I told Cuene, I don't want to sit in jail," Pieschek said. "I'm going to comply no matter how much overtime it costs." Get ready to flip channels Channels 2, 5 to switch March 15; Channel 26 to add Fox By Warren Gerds Press-Gazetie Green Bay's TV picture cleared up in a jiffy Wednesday. In a matter of hours, the future of four stations solidified. Viewers are losing some shows, but the most popular ones are surviving. It's just a matter of finding them in different places on the dial. As of Sunday, March 15, CBS shows are moving to WFRV, Channel 5. That's because CBS Inc. bought the station. On the same date, ABC shows now seen on Channel 5 are moving to WBAY, Channel 2. One of the key changes for viewers is where most Green Bav A quick guide to local stations, their showsA-2 Packers telecasts will be seen. They are moving to Channel 5. In Appleton, WXGZ, Channel 32, announced it is leaving the air Friday, Feb. 14. The Fox network affiliate is bankrupt. Fox intends to move its programs to WGBA, Channel 26, said David Ferrara, Fox vice president of national affiliate relations. The objective is to not miss a day of programming, he said at the Channel 32 press conference. Jim Tomlin, Channel 26 president, would say only that he met with Ferrara. Channels 2 and 5 are "cooperating very closely" to make their network swap go as smoothly as possible," said Alan Eaton, Channel 5 director of operations. Included is an exchange of equipment. Along with Channel 5, CBS acquired its satellite station WJMN, Channel 3, in Escanaba, Mich. The stations were part of Midwest Communications, a Minneapolis-based company, which ceased to exist with the finaliza-tion of the sale. CBS bought Midwest primarily Please see TV A-2 Station Present shows Future shows WBAY (Ch. 2) v ' CBS ABC 15 WFRV(Ch.5) iter ABC CBS 15 WLUK(Ch.H) NBC NBC WGBA (Ch. 26) Independent Feb. - 5 i 1 j WXGZ (Ch. 32) announced Tentative Press-Gazette graphic by Bob Yancey mi' uJmi,', !,i

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