The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 27, 2001 · Page 3
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 3

Salina, Kansas
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Friday, April 27, 2001
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THE SAUNA JOURNAL NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2001 A3 T MEDIA VIOLENCE Entertainment officials oppose Lieberman bill By KEN MAGUIRE The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Sen. Joseph Lieberman's proposal to stop the marketing to children of violent and sexually explicit records, videos and movies could lead to the end of voluntary ratings and labels, entertainment industry officials said Thursday "The net result is going to be a shrinkage of information to parents," predicted Jack Valenti, president of the Motion Picture Association of LIEBERMAN America. Lieberman, D- Conn., introduced a bill that would expand the Federal Trade Commission's authority to crack down on businesses that engage in "false and deceptive advertising practices." Entertainment companies found to be marketing adult material to minors would be subject to fines of $11,000 per day The bill, co-sponsored by Sens. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., and Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., would apply only to movies, music recordings and video games that carry voluntary ratings or labels warning parents that the material is inappropriate for children. The bill would make it illegal to market to minors R-rated movies, M-rated video games and music with parental advisories. Inquiries into possible violations would be triggered by citizen complaints, senators said. The FTC also would initiate probes, as it already does in other enforcement areas. The bill would give the FTC a year to draw up regulations. Industry officials said the proposal tramples on free speech rights and would be rejected by the courts. The senators disagreed. "We can do this without getting anywhere near government censorship," Lieberman said at a news conference. Cary Sherman, general counsel of the Recording Industry Association of America, said by targeting items that already are rated or have labels, the bill would encourage companies to provide less information to parents. "By essentially punishing those who adopt voluntary guidelines, the legislation would have the unintentional result of discouraging participation in the successful parental advisory program," he said. Clinton warned Congress might implement its own standards if the industry should sidestep the legislation by discontinuing voluntary ratings or labeling. T CLINTON PARDONS Rich denies any sexual relationship By The Associated Press NEW YORK — Denise Rich says she contributed generously to Democrats because she wanted to support her country and she did nothing wrong in helping her ex-husband get a presidential pardon. • "I feel that what I did is right, and I would do it again," she said in an interview on the ABC News program "20/20." •' Rich also denied she ever had a sexual relationship with President Clinton, who pardoned her ex-husband, Marc Rich, in January "I never had a sexual relationship or anything that's improper, any kind of relationship that would be improper with President Clinton," Rich said. She also said she visited the White House 12 to 18 times but never spent the night there. Rich's interview with Barbara Walters airs today The 57- year-old songwriter also spoke at length in the June issue of Vanity Fair. ;. Denise and Marc Rich moved to Switzerland with their children after U.S. prosecutors brought charges against him for alleged tax fraud, racketeering and trading with the enemy They later divorced, and toenise Rich return to America. : After one of their three ;daughters, Gabrielle, died of leukemia, Rich made peace rwith her ex-husband and began lobbying Clinton for a pardon, ,she said. " "When you've lost a child, everything changes, and I felt ;in my heart forgiveness," she #aid. MUSIC Pillar wins first Dove inward ^yThe Sallna Journal • A Christian rock band that •ot its start in Hays captured \ is first Dove Award Thursday !§vehing. Pillar, which now is based in Tulsa, Okla., won the Dove for Hard Rock Music Album of the Year for "Above." The group also had been nominated for Hard Music Recorded Song of the Year for SOpen Your Eyes," the band's first single, but did not win that award. Pillar did open Thursday's ceremony at the Grand br Opry in Nashville, Tenn., by i)erforming the single. • = The Dove Awards are Christian music's version of the Grammy Awards. Pillar features former Sali- nan Travis Jenkins on guitar, lead singer Rob Beckley, formerly of Hays; drummer Brad Noone, a Plainville native; and jDassist Kalel, whose real name jis Michael Wittig of California. I The Dove Awards will be broadcast at 7 p.m. May 4 on ^GN, Salina Cable channel 7. Partial birth abortion bans overturned Py The Associated Press DETROIT — Federal judges on Thursday overturned bans on so-called "partial-birth" abortions in Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin, bowing to the b.S. Supreme Court which struck down a similar Nebraska law. The ACLU sued to overturn the Michigan and Illinois laws, while Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy challenged the Wisconsin law. 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