The Marion Star from Marion, Ohio on March 1, 1991 · 13
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Digest The Marion Star, Friday, March 1, 1991 Page 13 No conflict seen COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Gov. George Voinovich says he sees no conflict in work performed for his brother's company by a lobbyist who was a volunteer for the governor's transition team. Voinovich's brother, Paul, has applied for a contract to supervise construction of a new $85 million, 1,500-bed Hamilton County jail. Phil Hamilton, a Columbus lobbyist representing the Voinovich Cos., confirmed Wednesday for The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer that the Cleveland company has sought the contract for supervising the jail construction. " . The governor said he did not believe the arrangement posed a conflict. , "It doesn't trouble me. What's the conflict of interest? Where's the conflict? He came in and helped me out with the transition. He got no pay," Voinovich said. "He doesn't work for me. My brother has made it very clear that he is not going to be seeking any state business. So where's the conflict?':, Fighting gangs CLEVELAND (AP) Mayor Michael White says he has a personal interest in a new effort to keep young people from joining more than 90 street gangs operating in the city. Considering the recent increase in youthful involvement in gangs, crime and drugs, White said Thursday, "I'm not even sure I would have gotten out" of the inner city to succeed in politics. White, a 1969 graduate of Glenville High School, on Thursday announced the creation of a task force to deal with street gangs, which involve 3,000 to 6,000 young people. Credit unions rally TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) Legislation that would restructure credit unions could mean the beginning of the end for the employee-owned institutions, a credit union supporter said. OC Federal Credit Union officer Bernard Albert said Thursday that credit unions across the nation are fighting legislation that would lump .the non-profit institutions and banks in the same category. His institution has more than 1,000 members. Case delayed COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) A case that could put a Westerville man whcf. -served nearly "nine years, for jrdit card fraud back in jail has been delayed pending a state parole board ruling on his request for clemency. Terry Gaines, an assistant Hamilton County prosecutor, told The Columbus Dispatch Thursday that he will delay further action on the case against Larry Brown pending the clemency ruling. Brown already has served almost nine years of a 22-to-55-year sentence for using a stolen credit card to charge $164.07 worth of goods. He was released from prison nearly IS months ago on shock probation, but learned earlier this month that he may have to go to jail when the 1st Ohio District Court of Appeals overturned his early reWase from jail. Appeal rejected FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider an appeal filed on behalf of about 400 Marathon Oil Co. shareholders. The high court on Thursday re jected the appeal brought by Frances A. Armstrong and various other Marathon shareholders. Attorneys for the shareholders had hoped the court would hear the appeal which contended shareholders' right to due process was violated. John Kostyo, one of the attorneys representing the shareholders, said he had not seen the ruling, but said it "would more than likely end" the case. Glenn looks ahead to bid, back to debt WASHINGTON (AP With th "Keating Five" ethics case behind him, U.S. Sen. John Glenn is looking ; ahead to 1992 and his next re-election; campaign. ' He's also looking back to 1984, and his lingering debt of $2.2 million from his unsuccessful presidential bid. The two fund-raising drives were impeded by the ethics case, Glenn said Thursday. "It slowed us down on both counts," the Ohio Democrat said. "We haven't been very active for the last year and a half." But Glenn said that's changing. ine two iuno-raismg operations as kicking into gear "from (Wednesday) forward," he said. Compared with the other 32 sena-; tors up for re-election in 1992, Glenn is way behind. Five of them have raised more than $1 million, and five others have more than $700,000 on hand. The average for the group going into 1991 was $563,304. The Glenn campaign's cash on hand amounted to just $142,497 as the year began, according to a report , on file with the Federal Election Commission. Most of the money in that account was carried over. The Senate campaign took in just $26,587 in 1990, most of it in the first half of the year, when the ethics probe was generating fewer headlines. The last time Ohio had a Senate race, Republican George Voinovich and Democratic Sen. Howard Metzenbaum each spent more than $8 million. It's impossible at this point to predict whether Glenn will need that much money, since the Republicans haven't yet fielded a candidate. No matter who comes forward, the incumbent is braced to hear more of the kind of criticism Ohio GOP Chairman Robert Bennett has pressed Unions: liquor plan 'formula for for more than a year. He's been trying to convert taxpayer anger at the savings and loan bailout cost into voter discontent with Ohio's senior senator. "John Glenn misjudged Charles Keating. He also misjudged the tolerance of Ohio's taxpayers who are left to foot the bill of nearly $2 billion." The Ethics Committee report that said the problems of Keating's Lincoln Savings and Loan were unrelated to the actions of Glenn or the other senators who intervened with the regulators investigating the thrift's business practices. Bennett also jumped on the part of COLUMBUS. Ohio (AP) A Dro- posal that would put the retail sale of liquor in the private sector is "a formula for disaster," one union official claims. Unions representing 1,100 state liquor store employees said Thursday that the proposal would hurt the economy, increase drinking and make alcohol more available to young people. Officials of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, the Ohio AFL-CIO, and others attacked the proposal, which Gov. George Voinovich and some lawmakers have en dorsed. "This is the only drug that they (young people) can't buy. Hard liquor is too dangerous to be sold next to the corn flakes and potato chips," said James Jerele, president of UFCW's Ohio Council, who dubbed the proposal "a formula for disaster." Jerele said at a news conference that state employees now involved in liquor sales could lose their jobs or have to take menial work. His allegations were challenged by an administration official. Vicky Gelety-Harmon, spokes- Rain not enough in California woman for the Department of Liquor Control, said the store workers would be given preference for other state jobs, placement services and first option on private-store franchises. Ms. Gelety-Harmon said liquor purchases by teen-agers have not been a major problem at the private agencies that now sell other products. She also said other states did not experience more consumption when they ended their state monopoly systems. Jerele presented a letter from Sen. Scott Oelslager, R-Canton, saying the state system is the best way to prevent the sale of liquor to minors. Voinovich is struggling with a projected budget deficit of up to $2 billion in the next two years. He has said the switch would save $11.6 million in the first year and $33 million annually thereafter. the ethics report that was unflattering to Glenn. The report said Glenn "exercised poor judgement" when he obliged Keating's request to meet the Speaker of the House. It went on to point ouj that Glenn knew at the time of th possibility that Keating's thrift might be investigated for criminal wrongdo-ing, but said "Glenn's actions were not improper or attended with gross negligence and did not reach the level requiring institutional action against him." The final report concluded that "Sen. Glenn has violated no law of the United States or specific rule of the United States Senate." . ; Glenn said the report vindicated him and made it unlikely the case; would turn into a campaign liability, a "They so firmly put this thing tcj bed ... there isn't much there to fuss with," Glenn said. "I didn't do any thing wrong." n Bennett disagreed. "I'm sure that this will be a major issue and in my opinion it will be one' that he will be unable to overcome, '' he said. State braces for rationing SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) Heavy rains with more expected this weekend muddied roads and tied up traffic but failed to avert mandatory water rationing starting today in California's two most populous regions. Los Angeles residents have to cut water use by 10 percent, while restrictions in Marin County north of San Francisco are so tight just taking two 5-minute showers might use up the daily limit. "My lawns are going to die. And you can't flush every time," said Pat Winterson of Mill Valley, one of hundreds who picked up a water conservation kit at the Marin Municipal Water District headquarters this week. The water conservation mandates go into effect despite the state's first major rainstorm this year. Los Angeles got 3 inches in two days and parts of northern California got around 1 inch. The storms were blamed for power outages and dozens of fender-bender traffic crashes caused by hubcap-deep Spring-like weather worrying m ushers ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Seventy-three dog teams that trained on snow-packed trails in subzero temperatures are set to start the Iditarod Brando's son gets 10 years in prison SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) Christian Brando was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of his half-sister's Tahitian lover. "It's a tragic situation for both families, for Christian Brando," Superior Court Judge Robert W. Thomas said in handing down the sentence. Brando, the son of actor Marlon A BRANDO Brando, drew a six-year sentence on the manslaughter charge and four more years for aggravating circumstances for the use of a gun. The younger Brando pleaded guilty last month to voluntary manslaughter in the May 17 shooting of Dag Droll-et, the lover of his half-sister, Cheyenne. Prosecutors sought the maximum 16-year prison sentence. A probation officer recommended the minimum sentence, citing chemical-induced brain damage and no self-esteem. Prosecutors called Drollet's death at Marlon Brando's hilltop estate a murder but accepted the plea to voluntary manslaughter because Cheyenne, a key witness in the case, was unavailable to testify. Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday in, well, mush. "Bring your hip boots and maybe a canoe paddle," race start coordinator John Dahlen joked after a week of 40-degree-plus: temperatures in Anchorage, Nome and many other points1 along the 1,049-mile traiL : 't ' But for mushers', a trail that is slush by day and ice by night is no joke. It is tough on the dogs, increasing the chances of lameness, illness and overheating. Race organizers say they may move the trail's start out of Anchorage if temperatures don't drop. 1 Also heating up the 19th Iditarod is the rivalry between reigning champion Susan Butcher and Rick S wen-son, both seeking a record fifth victory in what has become the Super Bowl of long-distance sled-dog racing. Butcher has indicated she may turn her attention after this race to having children. But "I have never used the word retirement," she said. "Raising a family is a different word. There are many mushers out there with families who continue to race." Other past Iditarod champions competing again are Rick Mackey (1983) and Joe Runyan (1989). The roster also includes two Soviet mushers, the first ever to run the Iditarod. There are 29 rookies, eight women, and mushers from as far away as Chicago, Japan and France. Crews have bushwhacked more than 40 miles of trail, chopping trees and brush that in colder years would be covered by snow. Temperatures in Anchorage were expected to dip to around 30 by Saturday. Otherwise, the race start may move up-trail. water and roads awash with mud. Several storm systems were expected to dump even more rain this weekend. But the significant rain was expected to do little to ease the drought, said Doug Priest, director of the state Drought Center in Sacramento. "If we were to get 200 percent of our normal rainfall during the rest of the wet season the next 40 or 50 days we would only get up to about 50 percent" of normal for the season, he said. The newspaper ad for Rocky's Auto Parts which ran on Thursday Feb. 28th stated PUROLATOR OIL FILTERS $1.49. This should have read $1 .99. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to buyers. KEEP THE RAIN WHERE IT BELONGS... OUTSIDE! For quick repair of broken windows, call 389 3555 Well-Raw Glass WELL- KAW, INC. 2842 MARION-WALDO RO. GLASS, MIRRORS, STOREFRONTS, PATIO DOORS & STORM DOORS. 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