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1 20A NEWS-PRESS, THURSDAY. JUNE 30. 1988 E G3 TOTM a (From Thursday until noon Friday) Thursday Friday Tides a.m. Tides p.m. Tides a.m. Location High Low High Low High Low Big Carlos Pass 1:06 9:13 Boca Grande 1:02 8:45 Bokeelia 2:06 11:03 Bonita Beach 1:16 9:36 Cape Coral 3:29 12:43 Cape Romano 2:51 7:48 1:26 9:09 3:28 8:33 Captiva Island 1:28 10:21 Edison Bridge 12:39 4:22 1:25 Englewood 1:17 10:01 Everglades City 4:34 10:25 3:25 11:59 5:15 11:18 Ft.Myers Bch. Br. 1:04 9:07 Marco 3:04 7:43 1:39 9:04 3:41 8:28 Matlocha 2:57 12:09 Naples 2:09 6:47 12:44 8:08 2:46 7:32 Pinelond 155 11:07 Point Ybel 12:24 9:29 Punta Gorda 2:27 11:22 PuntaRassa 1:13 9:22 RedfishPass 1:19 9:27 St James City 1:44 9:57 Last July 6 New July 13 Full July 28 Sunset todays 8:25 p.m. Sunrit Friday: 6:38 a.m. Moonrlse tenightt 9:41 p.m. Mars rises 12:43 a.m., and Jupiter follows at 3:43 a.m. Mars will reach its greatest brilliance in September when it will be brighter than Jupiter now is. Tropical woathor outlook: An area of cloudiness and showers located in the centeral Atlantic is associated with an upper level low pressure system. Tropical storm development is not expected through today. Boating (Capo Sablo to Tarpon Springs): Today wind southwest 10 knots or less and seas less than 3 teet. Tonight wind southwest 10 to 15 knots and seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered thunderstorms.' . ..,....... Recorded at Page Field. Wednesday's high: , 93 (normpf 90). Wednesday's low: 76 (normal 73). Record high for datot 95 in 1982. Record low for datot ' 68 in 1947. Cape Coral FM Beach j Immokalee LaBelle Lehigh Acres Punta Gordo1 Naples Sanibel I H Pep 77 98 -76 94 70 95 71.98 79 92 73 92 75 92 73 94 .10 .25 Gulf water: 91 degrees. 1 As of 8.-00 p.m. rainfall: None. , Month to date: 7.15 inches. Normal for June: 8.72 inches. Year to date: 17.15 inches. Normal for the year: 53.64 inches. Relative humidity: 74 percent at 8 a.m. and 53 percent at 1 p.m. Lake Okeechobee: 15.19 feet (desired level 16.02 feet). Highest wind gust: 8 knots at Fort Myers Beach. TODAY'S OUTLOOK V JsG$ 30S 40S 50s 60sZJ 70s 80s t"',.Z.. .....I 90sl 100sl SKORain nrrrisnow I TODAY'S PICK STATE I Montana: Partly cloudy and mild in the west to Y MONTANA ( sunny east. Highs 70s to 75-85. L I Tonight: Clear. Lows 35-45. s r ' Rainfall: A chance of showers today. Friday: Sunny. Highs 75, 85 east, 80, 90s west. Warm front Cold front u u u v vv Occluded Stationary Today: Partly cloudy. Highs low to mid-90s. Wind southwest around lOmph. Tonight: Partly cloudy, lows in the lower 70s. Rainfall: A 40 percent chance today and 20 tonight. Friday: Partly cloudy. High 90s. Today: Partly cloudy. Highs near 90 to mid-90s. Wind west around lOmph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 70s. Rainfall: A 40 percent chance today and 20 tonight. Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs near 90 to mid-90s. Today: Partly cloudy. Highs near 90 to mid-90s. Wind west around lOmph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 70s. Rainfall: A 40 percent today and 20 tonight. - Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs near 90 to mid-90s. , ;' Today: Partly cloudy with scattered mainly afternoon thunderstorms. Highs near 90 to mid-90s. Wind southwest around 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy with widely scattered showers ending by midnight, lows in the mid to upper 70s. Rainfall: A 40 percent chance today and 20 tonight. Friday: Partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. Highs near 90 to mid-90s. r l i l Today: Partly cloudy. Highs near 90 to mid-90s. Wind southwest around 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 70s. Rainfall: A 40 percent chance today and 20 tonight. Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs near 90 to mid-90s. City Albany Albuquerque Amarillo Anchorage Asheville Atlanta Atlantic City Baltimore Birmingham Bismarck Boise Boston Brownsville Buffalo V BurlingtonV CharlestonWV CharlotteNC Cheyenne Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland ColumbiaSC ColumbusO Dallas Dayton Denver Des Moines Detroit Duluth El Paso Evansville Fairbanks FargoND Hartford Helena Honolulu Houston Indianapolis JacksonMS Juneau Kansas City Las Vegas Little Rock Los Angeles Louisville Memphis Milwaukee Minneapolis Nashville New Orleans I H frc 49 70 ptel 58 84 ptel 65 90 ptel 51 62 cldy 54 89shwr 69 94 tstm 70 79 sun 69 85 sun 69 98 tstm 61 71 tstm 49 69 sun 57 69 ptel 74 92 ptel 45 64 ptel 40 65shwr 63 76 sun 64 91shwr 60 81 ptel 61 70 sun 64 74 sun 60 72 ptel 62 96 tstm 63 81 sun 76 98 fair 61 68 sun 64 77 sun 64 79 cldy 58 77 sun 44 63 sun 72 97 ptel 61 90 ptel 57 84 sun 58 80 ptel 58 75 ptel 52 67 sun 77 90 77 93 68 72 64105 ptel 45 59 cldy 73 94 tstm 79105 sun 73105 htm 64 80 fair 63 91 ptel 72101 tstm 57 65 sun 58 78 sun 65100 tstm 79 93 ptel New York Norfolk Okla.City Omaha Philadelphia Phoenix Pittsburgh Portland M " Portland O 63 80 ptel 69 83 cldy 71 95 ptel 69 84shwr 69 86 sun 86106 sun 57 76 ptel 53 68 ptel 50 68 ptel Providence 61 72 cldy Raleigh Rapid City : Reno Richmond St.Louis Salt Lake San Antonio San Diego San Francisco San Juan PR St Ste Marie Seattle Spokane Syracuse Topeka Tucson Tulsa Washington 62 88 rain 67 91 him 50 82 sun 67 84 ptel 68 80 ptel 71 83 sun 75 94 sun 63 71 ptel 53 78 sun 76 92 ptel 41 63 sun 48 70 cldy 45 64 ptel 42 66 ptel 75 94 cldy 72100 ptel 75 98 htm 71 86 sun Temperature extremes High - 112 at orrege Springs, Colli. Lew IS at lakevlew, Ore. sun sun sun State v l H Gainesville 71 95 Jacksonville 68 89 Key West 79 90 Miami 78 94 Orlando 74 93 Tallahassee 75 95 Tampa 76 90 Canada L H Calgary 51 66 Edmonton 55 66 Montreal 40 60 Ottawa 41 59 Regina 62 69 Toronto 41 69 Vancouver 54 69 Winnipeg 55 78 74 Satellite photo recorded at 9 p.m. Wednesday Showers from the northern Plaint to Arkansas. Soviets. From page 1A mented, be revolutionary." But the tone of the vice president's address one of a series he plans outlining his foreign and defense policies reflected little of the sunny tenor that prevailed within the Reagan administration barely three weeks ago when Reagan and Gorbachev parted company after the president's five days in Moscow. Bush told his audience, "It was eight years of American strength that confronted the Soviet Union with the true costs of aggression and necessity of reform ... We must remember, the cold war is not over." During the second day of proceedings at the major party meeting, delegates objected to calls for accelerating the pace of Gorbachev's economic reforms and argued over his proposal to limit the terms of office of senior leaders, according to official summaries of speeches given. Wednesday's session, held in the Kremlin Hall of Congresses, was closed to the press but excerpts of speeches including controversial attacks on individuals were broadcast by state radio and television. In Moscow, many of Gorbachev's policies and key supporters came under fire, including former Moscow party boss Boris Yeltsin and Ogonyok magazine editor Vitaly Korotich. The largely conservative lineup of delegates who spoke tiptoed around most of the new reforms proposed by Gorbachev in his speech, according to a briefing on the confer- Ilk, " t rf J ' 3 i m rv MfiCk From page 1A If v.- Associated Press Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, center, talks with President Andrei Gromyko during Wednesday's session of the Communist Party conference in Moscow. The conference is the first for the party in 47 years. ence by a senior Kremlin spokesman. The speakers refrained from direct criticism of the Kremlin leader, but disagreed sharply over how long he should stay in office. One delegate from the conservative Volgograd region turned during his speech and looked at Gorbachev, saying, "We all need to restructure ourselves, both at the local level and right here, too." According to senior officials who Court From page 1A participated in Wednesday's closed sessions, the discussion was "heated" and the atmosphere was one of "working intensely." Unusually lively for a Soviet audience, the delegates Tuesday had jeered Moscow party boss and Politburo member Lev Zaikov from the podium for being too long-winded and self-serving. Wednesday, the crowd cut short another delegate's speech by the same method. . From page 1A Republican nomination. Merkle's entry in the race upset some party leaders, who hoped that Mack would sail through an uncontested primary to face off against a Democrat in November. And some wondered how strongly Reagan, who traditionally does not endorse one Republican candidate over another, would endorse Mack after Merkle declared his candidacy. "His (Reagan's) statements sounded like an endorsement to me," said Jeanie Austin, state party chairman. "I don't know how much plainer he could have said it." Austin said party rules prevent her from officially endorsing one candidate over another in a primary, but she added that she played a key role in urging Mack to run, and his early commitment to the race should be rewarded with strong party support. At least one party celebrity, however, said she's so far uncommitted to any candidate. Former U.S. Sen. Paula Hawkins, who also attended the event, said she would remain neutral until after the primary. Although she, too, urged Mack to enter the race, Hawkins said she thinks Merkle's candidacy "doesn't hurt the Republican Parity." Reagan plugged Mack repeatedly during his talk, but he also took the opportunity to promote achievements made by Republicans during his eight-year term and blast Democrats for pushing expensive social programs. Before the speech he spent about 20 minutes meeting with leaders of Miami's Cuban-American community, who said they are concerned about U.S.-Cuban relations. They also sought a presidential release for anti-Castro terrorist Orlando Bosch, who recently left Venezuela after spending years in prison there for a terrorist bombing, and is now imprisoned in Miami for other terrorist-related charges. "We are here to be pro-Ronald Reagan, anti-negotiations with Cuba, pro-Bosch, and pro-Connie Mack, in that order," said state Rep. Rudolfo Garcia, R-Hialeah, who was among those in the private meeting with Reagan. State House Minority Leader Dale Patchett, R-Vero Beach, also said the event brought together a variety of people with a variety of causes. "The draw here is a combination President-Cuban-Connie Mack thing," Patchett said. "Those three camps make for an interesting event ... but the Merkle factor in Connie's race is a nothing. Connie will get the support of the people who are here today." Another factor adding to Mack's popularity among Miami's Republican Cuban community is his baseball background, said state Rep. Javier Souto, R-Miami. "People came today to see the president and support Connie Mack," Souto said. "I think Mack is well-liked by the Cubans. You know Cubans love baseball, and a lot of us, like myself, remember his grandfather," the first Connie Mack who gained fame as managerowner of the Philadelphia Athletics. Event organizers said most of those attending came from Florida's southeast coast, although at least two Southwest Floridians anted up the fee to pay homage to the President and Mack. State party Vice Chairman Cassi-us Peacock and his wife, Tommay,. drove over from Fort Myers Tuesday morning to attend the event. "Ronald Reagan has done won-; derful things as president, and we wanted to come in support of both him and Connie Mack, who will be a wonderful senator," Cassius Peacock said. "They're both outstanding' men." As further proof of Mack's con-t cern for people, Reagan cited the case of Anatoly Michelson, a North Naples resident who emigrated to the U.S. 30 years ago while the Soviet; government forced his family to remain behind. Reagan praised Mack for his efforts to help bring Michel-; son's family to America last year,t and recognized Michelson, who was in the audience. "So I want to thank each one of you for everything you are doing to help put Congressman Connie Mack' in the Senate and help build the Re-, publican Party throughout the state' of Florida," Reagan said, concluding his remarks. , An appreciative Mack then pre-' sented the President with a baseball jersey emblazoned with the slogan "Mack in '88." : "We've worked closely together for my six years in Congress," Mack said of the President. "He's committed to help me, and I couldn't be more pleased with what he's done." Budget From page 1A Rehnquist continued, "Finally, we do not think that the act impermissibly undermines the powers of the executive branch or disrupts the proper balance between the coordinate branches." Lawrence E. Walsh, the independent counsel investigating the Iran-contra affair, said in a statement moments after the decision was announced: "The independent counsel statute provides a workable solution to a difficult problem." President Reagan, queried about the court's decision as he arrived in Miami for a speech, said, "Nothing's changed. I can't comment." Underscoring the importance of the case, Justice Antonin Scalia read a portion of his lone dissent for nine minutes. The immediate stakes in the case involved some of the most prominent figures of the Reagaf presidency. Deaver, convicted of lying to a grand jury and a House subcommittee that investigated his lobbying activities, is awaiting sentencing. Whitney North Seymour was the independent counsel 'who prosecuted him. Nofziger, prosecuted by independent counsel James C. McKay, was sentenced to 90 days in prison and fined $30,000 for illegal lobbying. McKay also is conducting the investigation into the charges involving Meese. North, a former aide to the National Security Council, was expected to go on trial in the fall in the Iran-contra case on charges he conspired to divert profits from the sale of arms to Iran to the contras. His co-defendants Adm. John Poindexter, businessman Albert A. Hakim and retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard V. Secord are to be tried separately. t tions of other stations all the time," said Ray Karpowicz, president of WEVU, Channel 26. "We are very confident after 15 years of growing with ABC through the good times and bad, they'll remain with an established news operation. "We're convinced ABC would not want to go through the growing pains, waiting while WFTX established a news operation," Karpowicz said. WFTX currently does not have a news department; it would have to develop one to become a network affiliate. It generally is to a station's economic advantage to be an affiliate, as networks pay a percentage of revenues. WEVU, which has a less powerful signal than other television stations in the market, has been perennially last in the news ratings against WBBH-TV (Channel 20), the NBC affiliate and WINK-TV (Channel 11), the CBS affiliate. Since moving its nefs program from 6 p.m. to 5 p.m., WEVU's Arbitron ratings for the evening news have increased 280 percent and Nielsen's 260 percent, Karpowicz said. WEVU's new building in Bonita Bay, a larger tower to be ready by the end of the year and daily and Saturday Florida Lottery picks are more reasons why ABC should retain WEVU, Karpowicz said. ' A decision will have to be made soon by ABC. Contracts usually expire at the end of the year, and a network has to give six months notice to an affiliate before cancellation. ABC officials were not available for comment Wednesday. WFTX started on the air in October 1985. Wabash Valley Broadcasting Inc. of Indianapolis bought the station in 1986. It owns two other stations in Indiana and Florida. Wabash Valley is owned by the Hulman family, which also owns the Indianapolis Speedway. ABC annually broadcasts the Indianapolis 500. . said in a prepared statement Wednesday. She was out of town and could not be reached for comment. The center, which has offices in Fort Myers, LaBelle and Bonita Springs, provides health care to low-income people, the elderly and migrant farm-working families. "His veto is a major disappointment to us; however, it is only a temporary setback," her statement said. "Remodeling plans are under way. . . We will try again next year." Fort Myers City Councilwoman Veronica Shoemaker said she was pleased to hear that the Dunbar Recreation Center project was not cut. The center badly needs expansion, she said. "I was just hoping we were still being considered," she said. "That's a little bit of sunshine in our corner right now. This is a need in our community right now." The other Southwest Florida project vetoed was an $18,000 Collier County early intervention program to prevent school dropouts. The program was to be administered through the private, non-profit Tech-Training and Educational Center for the Handicapoed.

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