Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on February 22, 1980 · Page 17
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Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania · Page 17

Indiana, Pennsylvania
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Friday, February 22, 1980
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3£fc 3nfriana Ciazette / Wednesday, June 12, 1985— Page MOVE commission opens hearings SNIFFING FLASHLIGHT— California Highway Patrol Officer Rick Stevens demonstrates a $600 flashlight which contains a built-in sensor that can detect alcohol on a person's breath. Developers of the device say it can detect alcohol on a driver's breath to .001 percent. The Insurance Institute^ Highway Safety, which backed the development of the "sniffing flashlight," says it is intended to screen suspected drunk drivers for more comprehensive testing. (AP Laserphoto) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The comiuissks named by Mayor W. Wilson Goode to investigate the fire that killed 11 people and gutted a neighborhood when police tried to evict the radical group MOVE today opens public hearings into why and how the catastrophe occurred. The mayor already has accepted full responsibility for ^11 decisions made last May 13, but the storm of criticism that arose because an explosive device was dropped on the barricaded MOVE roof, and the house allowed to burn for more than an hour, prompted Goode to order an independent probe. M We'll go back as far as necessary to get a true picture (of what happened)," promised the Rev. Audrey Bronson, one of the 11 members of the commission which is headed by attorney William Brown in, former chairman of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. Other members include former state v Supreme Court Justice Bruce Kauffman; Neil Welch, former special agent in charge of the FBI's Philadelphia and New York offices, 'and attorney Henry Ruth Jr., former special Watergate prosecutor. MOVE is a so-called revolutionary group which adopted a back-to-nature lifestyle that included denying their children a public education, living among rats and garbage, and trying to change the system by threats and harrassment. Its headquarters, a rowhouse in the middle of the block of a West Philadelphia middle class neigbor- hood, came to the attention of city officials and police in 1982, after neighbors protested — but nothing wasdone. Goode and his predecessor, Mayor William Green, adopted a hands-off policy, aware that in 1978 an attempt to evict MOVE members from a Powelton Village house ended in a Shootout that left a policeman dead and other officers and firemen wounded. Nine MOVE members were convicted of murder. During the past 18 months, before Goode ordered MOVE evicted/the group subjected neighbors on Osage Avenue, between 62nd and Cobbs Creek Parkway, to beatings and all- night obscene harangues over a loudspeaker during which they threatened to burn down the block. Police, maintaining surveillance, listened, and did nothing. Police saw MOVE members carry in weapons and gasoline, and did nothing. Police watched as MOVE members built a fortified bunker on the roof of their house, and did nothing. City officials knew MOVE had violated housing and zoning codes, health and school attendance laws, and wasn't paying for water, gas and electricity — and nothing was done. "I think the people on that block had the right to expect their government to enforce ail laws equally" Goode said. "However, there was'a ' unique circumstance here that I ', think could not be dealt with in noc- ma] ways. House grapples with Contra aid WASHINGTON (AP) — Both sides in the congressional fight over resuming U.S. aid to Nicaraguan rebels are pressing for last-minute votes as theHouse takes up the issue again for the second time in less than two months. President' Reagan on Tuesday personally lobbied wavering Democrats, who had voted against a Republican plan in April to provide non-lethal logistical aid to CIA- trained Contra rebels fighting to overthrow Nicaragua's leftist government. . ;. =" House Republican Leader Robert Michel of Illinois, chief sponsor of the GOP proposal, said "significant progress" has been made in lining up votes. "We look very good" on winning approval of the plan to ship $27 million in aid to the Contras over the next nine months, he said. House Speaker Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. attacked the GOP plan as "totally unacceptable because it sends American tax.dollars to a military operation that is a front for the CIA. President Reagan should be negotiating with the government of Nicaragua, not hiring a CIA front organization to try and overthrow it." O'Neill cited a -letter". to .Congress by Edgar Chamorro, a former director of the CIA-organized Nicaraguan Democratic Force, the largest rebel army and known by its Spanish initials FDN. "The FDN is in the hands of the ex-National Guard (of former Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza) who control the Contra army, stifle internal dissent, and intimidate-or murder those who dare to oppose them. This is not a democratic organization." But in the drive to sway votes, a document was leaked to reporters Tuesday that said three Nicaraguan rebel leaders have formed a new group they hope will bring a "genuine democracy" to Nicaragua. The four-page document appeared aimed, in part, at assuring critics that the rebels are not dominated by forces loyal to Somoza. Rep. Richard Gephardt, D-Mo., said he will sponsor ah amendment to the GOP plan that would delay renewing funds for six months in order to give regional peace, talks "a chance to work." Criticizing Reagan's approach toward Nicaragua, Gephardt added: "The administration is not seeking peace but preparing for war." Gephardt's proposal will be one of two main Democratic efforts to weaken; the Republican plan.^The other,J);£ Rep. -JSdwar.d;.?.. Bpland, ;DrMassvrwbuld" continue to'ban U.S". support for military actions inside Nicaragua. The Democrats also will propose their own plan to provide only $14 million, restricted to helping Nicar- QUALITY PRODUCE GOLDEN YELLOW BANANAS SWEET LB. ___^ 5/99* - NO. 1 NEW FLA. WHITE POTATOES 101 do LBS. •*77 Why Pay 2.99? Come to the "' Hitching Post andPitk Your Own ICEBERG EXTRA LARGE VINERIPE FLA. LETTUCE TOMATOES LB. VINE RIPE CALIFORNIA SALAD OR STUFFING CANTALOUPE PIPPERS LARGE 18 SIZE JUICY SWEET CALIF. SLENDER SLICING aguan refugees living outside their country. But Democratic vote- counters say their best hope rests with the proposal's to water down the GOP plan. 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