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Shreveport, Louisiana
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Tuesday, May 25, 1993
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4A TUESDAY, MAY 25, 1993 THE TIMES NATIONVJOnLD fiATiOH BRIEFS From Wire Reports Stolen money orders discovered in drug raid DETROIT A crack house - raid uncovered a scheme to launder money orders looted during the 1992 Los Angeles riots. - Stolen money orders worth more than $42,000 were found in a shoe box, said Wayne County ; Sheriff Robert Ficano. Identifica-.. tion numbers show they came ' from a check-cashing store that burned down in Compton, Calif., during the riots. "They are shipping money to . cities across the country, far from Los Angeles, so it can't be traced as easily," Ficano said. Compton police were surprised Z by the size of the seizure. "When other agencies make a confiscation like that, they give us a call. But I haven't heard of anything on this large a scale before," said Compton Lt. Joe Flores. Six people were arrested in the " raid last week that also netted . $70,000 in cash, about 2 pounds of cocaine, some marijuana and six firearms. Conservative Party fined for ad miscues ALBANY, N.Y. New York's Conservative Party was fined $30,000 for miscues in taking out a full-page newspaper ad criticizing the voting record of U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moyni-han. The ad appeared in The New York Times in 1991 at a cost of $42,412. It attacked Moynihan for voting against President Bush's use of force against Iraq. "Where Was Pat Moynihan When America Needed Him?" the ad said. It asked for contributions to help battle "Pat Moynihan and the other liberals." Judge to decide case . in Detroit beating death DETROIT A judge agreed Monday to decide the case of one of three white police officers charged in the beating death of a black motorist. The trial in the Nov. 5 slaying of 35-year-old Malice Green begins June 2 before Detroit Recorder's Court Judge George Crockett III. At a hearing, Crockett granted a request by Robert Lessnau, 32, that the judge issue a verdict from the bench. Lessnau is charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. Two separate juries will determine the fate of Walter Budzyn, 47, and Larry Nevers, 52, who are charged with second-degree murder. They could be sentenced to life in prison. Malice Green, 35, was bludgeoned to death Nov. 5 with heavy metal flashlights after Nevers and Budzyn confronted him near a suspected crack house. Witnesses have said Green was beaten when he failed to obey officers' commands. Kidnap victim's body found in canyon ENGLEWOOD, Colo. A 5-year-old girl abducted from her home last week has been found dead. The body of Aleszandra "Alie" Berrelez was found Saturday in Deer Creek Canyon southwest of Denver. A tracking dog who helped lead searchers to the girl's body followed a trail Sunday from the canyon more than 10 miles back to where the girl was abducted four days earlier, police said. An autopsy was inconclusive and more tests are needed, police said Monday. Investigators continued efforts to find the girl's abductor. Move over baby shower, here's a tornado shower MOSCOW, Kan. (AP) Bridal showers and baby showers are commonplace, but a tornado shower? That's just what friends and neighbors threw for the Moser family, whose brick home was leveled May 5 by a twister that left only the foundation intact. Dave Moser, wife Connie and their three children escaped without serious injury but the family had no household goods. So last week, friends from the town of 230 residents gathered at the Moscow Baptist Mission, bearing pots and pans, clothes, a new microwave oven and dozens of rolls of toilet paper. Senate OKs gay The Associated Press WASHINGTON The Senate brushed aside complaints of con servatives Monday and confirmed an openly gay San Francisco supervisor, Roberta Achten-berg, to be a top federal housing official. GOVERNMENT 4 YOU The vote was 58-31 to make Achtenberg the first acknowledged gay nominee to be confirmed by the Senate. The former law school professor becomes assistant secretary for fair housing and equal opportunity in the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C, led the opposition, portraying her as a "militantly activist lesbian" who "tried to bully the Boy JilllrWIIVrb, JUilHiilll House pane! trims Clinton's jobs bill Administration attempts to revive package abandoned after GOP filibuster. The Associated Press WASHINGTON A House committee took another swipe Monday at the Clinton administration's attempt to revive a jobs bill, trimming $200 million from an already much-reduced package. The House Appropriations Committee, in a 26-24 vote, voted to approve an amendment by Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., to cut in half a proposed $400 million VMI could be Gannett News Service WASHINGTON The Supreme Court Monday declined to consider an appeal by the Virginia Military Institute, dimming the school's chances of remaining all-male. VMI had appealed a lower court ruling that said the school would have to change its practices or lose state funding. Located in Lexington, Va., with 1,300 cadets, VMI was sued three years ago by the federal U.N. envoy joins chorus critical of safe havens Muslim-led government calls it a "sellout." The Associated Press ZAGREB, Croatia A negotiated settlement in Bosnia could confine Muslims to isolated ghettos, plagued by terror and dependent on diminishing world charity, the departing U.N. refugee coordinator warned Monday. "This risks being a humanitarian catastrophe," Jose Maria Mendiluce, envoy of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, said of the safe havens plan announced Saturday by the United States, Russia and other nations. Already, the Serbs' long siege of Sarajevo is a disgrace to nations that might have acted differently to stop the 13-month war triggered by Bosnia's secession from Yugoslavia, Mendiluce said in an interview. He made clear he was not criticizing the political negotiations, but said as a humanitarian official, he felt it was his role to warn of possible problems. The initiative announced in Washington on Saturday by the United States, Russia, Britain, France and Spain, called for safe havens with U.N. guards to be set up to protect Bosnian Muslims and for monitors deployed along Bosnia's border with Serbia. Bosnia's Muslim-led government called it a "sellout" Monday and pleaded with the U.N. Security Council to reconsider it. It said the plan sanctions Serb conquest of more than two-thirds of Bosnia and "de facto legalized" genocide and ethnic cleansing, the forcible expulsion of civilians. Bosnian President Alija Izetbe-govic called it "unacceptable" on Sunday and said it would create "reservations" for Muslims. The Security Council took up the new U.S.-endorsed strategy on Monday, shelving an earlier plan to bring peace to Bosnia by dividing it into 10 largely autonomous, ethnically based provinces. A Bosnian Serb leader, Radov- Scouts of America" into permitting homosexual scout leaders. Other conservatives seized upon the Boy Scout issue, saying they were otherwise iirillincT fn vria "if- Achtenberg for a qualified homosexual for high federal office. Achtenberg supported cutting off United Way funding for the Boy Scouts because the organization would not allow homosexual scoutmasters and refused to strike a reference to God from their oath. The San Francisco area United for Environmental Protection Agency wastewater treatment facilities. The reduction left $841 million for programs that also increase summer jobs for youth and boost the number of law enforcement officers. The bill is to go to the full House on Wednesday together with a $1.8 billion supplemental spending bill. The president's original jobs package of $16.3 billion was abandoned last month after Democrats were unable to end a Republican filibuster. The problem on Monday came not so much from programs to be funded as from those to be cut. All new spending under the bill forced to admit women government, which claimed the all-male policy violated the constitutional rights of women. A woman who was rejected by the all-male Citadel in Charleston, S.C., filed a similar suit earlier this year. VMI was joined in its appeal by women's colleges and groups that want to establish urban all-male academies as a way of meeting the special needs of inner-city boys. The VMI case now returns to a lower court judge who will de KEY EVENTS Main developments Monday involving former Yugoslavia: The beleaguered Muslim-led government meets to formulate its response to the United Nations on the latest peace proposal, which President Alija Izetbegovic already has bitterly denounced. Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev urges Bosnia's Muslim leaders to accept the safe havens plan, saying it could eventually bring peace. His deputy, Vitaly Churkin, meets with Serb leaders in Belgrade to discuss the proposal. NATO's top general, John Shalikashvili of the United States, says the crisis in former Yugoslavia should not become a litmus test for judging the effectiveness of the Atlantic alliance. Talks between Bosnian, Croat and government forces to resolve recent Muslim-Croat fighting in the southern Bosnian town of Mostar break down in a dispute over prisoner releases. an Karadzic, who generally supported the safe havens plan, rejected a key element Monday posting international troops to monitor Bosnian Serb-held territory. The Yugoslav news agency Tanjug quoted him as saying that would violate the sovereignty of the self-proclaimed Bosnian Serb state. The plan also drew strong criticism from some U.S. congressional leaders as a sellout of Bosnia's Muslims. Secretary of State Warren Christopher defended the proposal Monday. He said it contained "important steps" toward minimizing the killing, maintaining economic pressure on the Serbs and keeping the conflict from spreading. for housing post Way had taken the same position on grounds that the scouts violated an anti-discrimination policy, Achtenberg's supporters said. Her chief Senate backer, Banking Committee Chairman Donald Riegle, D-Mich., called her "one of the most competent, credible and most articulate nominees we've presented to the Senate." "The only real challenge ... boils down to her sexual orientation and that has no bearing on her qualifications," Riegle said. "All the other arguments are a smoke screen." Gregory King, a spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign Fund, a leading gay-rights lobbying group, said, "The Senate vote is a significant milestone in our community's history." had to be offset by cuts from other budgets, and Obey and others objected to slashing $200 million from a Health and Human Services Department program that helps low-income people heat their homes. His amendment restored all funding to the HHS program. "I can't support a program that pays for summer youth by peeling a program that is going to be desperately needed in winter to keep people warm," Obey said. The plan that goes to the full House provides $320 million for summer jobs, $200 million for EPA wastewater treatment, $200 million for "Police on the Streets," $51 million for Amtrak cide whether women should be admitted or Virginia should be ordered to open a parallel school for women. Judge Jackson Riser's decision could then be appealed, moving the issue back through the federal court system. Justice Antonin Scalia hinted Monday he would consider the appeal then. Justice Clarence Thomas, whose son Jamal is a student at VMI, took no part in the court's action. Place a Classified Bargain Buy ad in The Times and receive a Smoked Chicken Cheddar and Bacon Sandwich FREE from JACK IN THE BOX. Now, that's a deal with great taste! 3 Lines 7 Days Only $10 Place your ad today, call 459-3355. Call toll-free: 1-800-447-3818. he Qftmes Only one free coupon per visit. Offer available while coupon supplies last. Bargain Buy Ads: some restrictions apply; VISA and MasterCard accepted. How they voted Here is how Ark-La-Tex senators in the 58-31 roll call by which the Senate voted to confirm the nomination of Roberta Achtenberg to be an assistant secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development for fair housing and equal opportunity. YES NO O NOT VOTING 3 Breaux Johnston O Krueger OGramm Bumpers Pryor capital equipment overhauls, $35 million to subsidize rural water and sewer loans and $35 million for rural water and sewer grants. Among the budget reductions, there is $164 million for Housing and Urban Development Department housing programs, $94 million for federal prison buildings, $135 million from Education Department programs, $100 million from the EPA's Hazardous Substance Superfund trust fund and $50 million from the Labor Department's Job Training Partnership Act. SINGLE VISION Frame & Lens BIFOCALS Frame & Lens 4300 9 you cam sink Bargain Buy Ads Poll says Clinton's approval rating falls The Associated Press NEW YORK President Clinton's approval rating has dropped sharply in the last month, and fewer than half of Americans approve of his job performance, according to a poll released Monday. The ABC News poll found growing hostility toward Clinton's economic plan. A majority said it would raise taxes too much and cut spending too little. The survey was based on 1,005 telephone interviews conducted Thursday through Sunday. The margin of .error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Forty-six percent of those polled said they approved of the president's overall job performance, and 48 percent said they disapproved. Six percent had no opinion. In late April, 59 percent approved of Clinton's job performance and 39 percent disapproved. 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