Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on February 25, 1980 · Page 14
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February 25, 1980

Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania · Page 14

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— Fridoy, June U, 1985 / Customers could pay :• canceling cost HARRISBURG (AP) — Two western Pennsylvania electric utilities can charge customers for $45 million in costs of canceled nuclear power plants, Commonwealth Court has ruled. -*. In a 4-3 decision Thursday, the court upheld a 1983 Public Utility Commission order allowing Duquesne Light Co. to recover over 10 years its $35 million investment in four Ohio atomic facilities that were canceled following the 1979 accident at Three Mile Island. '-' The court also affirmed a PUC decision allowing Pennsylvania Power Co. to recover a nearly $10 million investment in the project. Both utilities were members of the Central Area Power Coordination Group, .which developed a plan to construct seven nuclear facilities. The state consumer advocate had challenged the PUC decisions, argu- •ing that a state law enacted in 1982 forbids including a power plant's construction costs in rates until the plant provides power. But the court, in a majority opinion written by Judge Francis Barry, said that the law only forbids utilities from earning a return on a plant as the facility is being built. Judge James Gardner Colins, in a dissenting opinion, argued that any "costs of building a new plant "can•not be included anywhere in its rates until that facility is actually providing utility service to its customers." " Consumer Advocate David Barasch said he has not decided whether to appeal the court decision. ; What the court decision means for •Other utilities, including Philadelphia 'Electric Co., "remains to be seen," Barasch said. PECO has already spent $800 mil- 'lion on its Limerick Unit 2 nuclear -reactor, now 30 percent completed. OWL AND OWLETS — Eider the barn owl, named for her soft coat, is shown with her owlets on a farm at Harefield on the outskirts of London recently. The owls were banded prior to being released in the British capital in an attempt to reintroduce the species there. (AP Laserphoto) Stevens seeks public executions for spies WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ted Stevens says selling classified secrets is such a serious crime that people convicted of espionage should be executed on national television. The Alaska Republican introduced a bill in the Senate on Thursday providing capital punishment for conviction in cases where secret information is sold. B. COPE JR. Attorney At I announces the relocation of his office for the general practice of law to Mack Building. 616 Philadelphia St. Indiana. Pennsylvania 157O1 (412) 349-72OO effective June 10, 1985. General Practice with emphasis on Accidental Injury & Death Claims • Insurance Litigations • Workers' Compensation • Criminal Law • Divorce, Child Custodv & Support • Real Estate • Wills & Estates KIDS UNDER 5 EATFREE ATPONDEROSA Now through July 7th, kids under 5 get a burger or hot dog, fries and salad buffet, free. 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Instances in which classified information is simply given away would retain the current maximum penalty of life in prison under Stevens' bill. "These recent cases have all involved sale of secrets for money," he said, referring to the latest case. Selling secrets during wartime is already punishable by death under treason laws. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger briefed members of the Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed session Thursday and Sen- Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., vice chairman of the panel, said Weinberger repeated Ms desire to establish a death penalty for espionage. And Attorney General Edwin A. Meese told a news conference that he, top, favored capital punishment in espionage case because "I think it would serve as a deterrent." Leahy, however, said he considered other intelligence issues more pressing, such as catching spies and determining how a Navy spy ring was able to operate for years without detection. "I'm sure the courts can work out appropriate penalties," he said in a telephone interview. "The more important thing right now is to catch them." In the Pentagon, the Army and Air Force announced they have set up special teams to find out if any of their codes and messages were compromised by the spy ring that' allegedly sold Navy secrets. The alleged ringleader, John Walker, is a former Navy chief warrant officer who had access to a wide range of classified material. The three other men charged in the case all served or were serving in the Navy. Arthur Walker, John's brother, is a retired Navy officer; Michael L. Walker, John's son, was arrested aboard the aircraft carrier Nimitz; Jerry A. Whitworth of Davis, Calif., is a friend of John Walker. Army and Air Force officials said it is too soon to know if their services have been damaged. But they agreed that each of the services uses coding equipment similar to devices the Navy thinks may have been compromised. -Pentagon spokesman Michael I. Burch said there is no evidence suggesting the spy ring had operating links to the Army or Air Force. But he said all the services are "moving out to change their (communication) systems ... to prevent compromise." Later, Burch suggested that Army and Air Force changes might be more routine than • in the Navy, where officials admit the case forced them to change some codes and encoding equipment. Col. Bill Smullen, an Army spokesman, said, "There is linkage. We do have our own team looking into this." Meantime, prosecutors said they expect grand juries in Norfolk, Va., and San Francisco to get the cases against two of those charged by early next week. In Norfolk, prosecutors said they expected to send the case against Arthur Walker to a grand jury Monday, with an arraignment expected Tuesday. Walker's attorneys said he would plead innocent at that time. Joseph Rusoniello, the U.S. attorney in San Francisco, said indictment of Whitworth will be sought from a grand jury before a scheduled court hearing Tuesday. James Larson, Whitworth's lawyer, said he expects charges to go to a grand jury Monday. Adm. Wesley L. McDonald, who heads the Navy's Atlantic command, said information gained from the alleged Navy spy ring may have helped the Soviet Union build submarines that are harder for the United States to detect. GDANSK, Poland (AP) — The chief judge in the trial of three Solidarity activists charged with inciting public unrest says he will issue verdicts today. The prosecutor said stiff prison sentences would be "educational" for other dissidents. The trial is considered the most important in Poland since martial law was imposed in December 1981 to crush the free trade union movement. The state prosecutor, Marian Muszynski, has demanded a five- year prison sentence for Wladyslaw_ Frasyniuk, 30, a Solidarity leader from Wroclaw, and four-year sentences for the other two defendants, Bogdan Lis, 32, a Gdansk union activist and Adam Michnik, 38, a senior union adviser. They were among the most prominent Solidarity figures. released from jail under last year's government amnesty that freed more than 600 political prisoners. The defendants could be sentenced to up to 7% years in prison each and risk revocation of their amnesty. Muszynski said the proposed sentences would "not only have an educational character but also a preventive one" for other activists of the outlawed Solidarity labor union federation, the first free trade union in the Soviet bloc. Solidarity chairman Lech Walesa has said the trial of his three close associates threatens peaceful struggle for trade union freedoms, and appealed to Poles "not to allow the authorities' actions to lead Poland onto a road of hatred and terror." Walesa testified during the trial that he was responsible for organizing the meeting but denied mat it had any criminal intention. The Solidarity chairman, who won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1883 for his union work, was released immediately after the police raid. He is now under investigation on charges similar to those leveled'at Frasyniuk, Lis and Michnik. The three defendants pleaded innocent to charges that they incited public unrest by calling for a strike and played a leading role in an illegal trade union. The stormy ten-day trial, closed to Western journalists and observers, was marked by repeated clashes be- "tween the defendants and Chief Judge Krzystztof Zieniuk, whom they accused of blocking them from freely stating their case. In their final remarks on Thursday the three defendants defiantly refused to ask the court to acquit them, arguing that they were victims of a police provocation and subjected to an unfair trial. Relatives relayed their comments to reporters. "After what I have seen and heard here, in order to be true to my conscience, I can only say one thing. I forgive those who slander me and repress me," Michnik, reportedly told the three-judge panel. Lis said that despite biased proceedings no evidence had been presented to prove the defendants did anything wrong. "I think that making statements here is useless," Lis, told the court, according to relatives. "The indictment is a provocation." In his final words Frasyniuk, said the trial had been stage-managed by the authorities to teach a lesson to Solidarity supporters. 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