Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on June 3, 1991 · 4
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Monday, June 3, 1991
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4C 3 FROr.1 PAGE 1 MONDAY. JUNE 3. 1991 LINCOLN, NE. JOURNAL Political mail LSJVolcano from Kerrey-was mistake By Associated Press Sen. Bob Kerrey, D-Neb, Is not in the most aggressive tier of potential presidential candidates at the moment, but someone at his of flee has Campaign D2 on the brain. National political reporters who never hear from the Nebraskan received a flood of Kerrey mail last week, an of It marked POLITICAL Just an accident, said press secretary Steve Jarding. Jarding's assistant, Beth Gonzales, supplied a few more details about the accident on Monday. She told the Lincoln Journal that a senior political reporter for Associated Press is on more than one mailing list in Kerrey's office computer. Because of a clerical error, she said, more than one copy of two speeches Kerrey delivered on the floor of the Senate were delivered to the AP reporter and possibly other national political reporters. So is Kerrey positioning himself for a presidential campaign? "No," said Gonzales. "It looks like it, (but) it was a clerical error on our part." Fifteen of the 20 injured people were seriously hurt, police said. Most of the Injured were believed to have suffered burns. ; As lava, hot ash and gas raced down valleys at speeds up to 125 miles an hour, some 5,000 people were ordered to leave their homes, said Atsushi Noda of the Shimabara city office. It was not known where the missing people had been before contact with them was lost Telephone lines were flooded with calls, making communication with the area nearly Impossible. The area, less than 30 miles from Nagasaki, is wen-known ior its hot springs, which draw many tourists each year. But the tourist trade was reduced to a trickle after the volcano 610 miles southwest of Tokyo erupted Nov. 17 for the CHINA y-W-SfR-rjS ( Sea of . J 'I S.KOREM fCJ Nagasaki TJT East J China . -v' : Sea i vokano'erupte 4 ' PitriRf - J - Oetan AP first time in 198 years, and then again Feb. 12 and May 24. Ml Kurds Court types retards that progress and causes continued hurt and injury." Kennedy said race-based juror exclusions are forbidden in non-criminal cases even though the government is not a direct party to such lawsuits. Civil trials are imbued with government authority and racial bias may not be tolerated in such a setting, he said "Racial bias mars the integrity of the judicial system and prevents the idea of democratic government from becoming a reality," he said In a dissenting opinion, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor said the constitutional protection against racial bias should not apply when there is no "state action" and the dispute is between private citizens. "As much as we would like to eliminate completely from the courtroom the specter of racial discrimination, the Constitution does not sweep that broadly," she said ., She was joined in dissent by Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist and Justice Antonin Scalia. The court in 1986 said prosecutors may not use their automatic, or peremptory, challenges to potential jurors to exclude blacks from criminal trial juries. Lawyers on both sides of a criminal or civil case are given a limited number of peremptory challenges and generally may invoke them without stating a reason why an individual is being excluded from the jury. But the court in its 1986 ruling said that when such automatic challenges appear to be based on race, the burden shifts to the attorney using the automatic challenge to prove there is no racial motive. The case is Edmonson vs. LeesvUle Concrete Co, 89-7743. In other cases, the court: Without comment, left Intact the Bush administration's ban on financing for Third World health care organizations unless they promise not to use money from any source to "actively promote abortion as a method of family planning." Left intact, without comment, a ruling that an 18M civil rights law does not protect workers allegedly fired because of their race. The court relected on appeal by a North Carolina man who sold a bank had fired him because he Is black. Agreed to decide whether states may fin federal agencies for violating antl-pollutlon laws. The court said it will hear a Bush administration appeal from a ruling that lets Ohio penalize the federal government for pollution from a plant that processes uranium for nuclear weapons. Said It would limrirtm uihathav rillArlte Proposition 13 property tax rollback resulted In unlawfully discriminatory taxation of businesses. viewed in Raniyah, a small city about 80 miles north of Suleimanlvah. The dtv is controlled by Kurdish guerrillas. Izad said the crowd killed seven Republican Guards and some Kurds died in the fighting. He said the trouble began Thursday when Iraqi soldiers shot and killed a Kurdish guerrilla who tried to enter the city with a gun. Several hours later, a water truck belonging to the Republican Guard careened off a road and plowed into a crowd, killing a couple and their child, according to Izad and Kirmanj Mohammed, a 25-year-old doctor. Attacked truck The crowd attacked the truck, killed the driver and stormed government offices, killing six other Republican Guard soldiers, witnesses said Izad and Mohammed said it did not appear that Kurdish guerrillas participated in the riot Izad said he saw a band of men break into the garrison inside the governor's office and steal weapons. The governor reportedly fled. "Everybody took a pistol," Izad said "There was shooting all night" Izad said he fled Suleimaniyah late Friday after rumors circulated that Republican Guard units were heading toward the city. In Erbii, west of Suleimaniyah, crowds of young men have been gathering every night for a week to protest at- From 225 D Linear tition and provide better access to care for cancer patients in southeast Nebraska without unnecessary duplication of services in Lincoln, the hospital application said. Linear accelerators can produce high-energy X-rays and electrons to kill cancerous tumors. Computer-generated images help operators direct radiation to the treatment area. Lincoln General currently is the only Lincoln hospital with a linear accelerator. It has offered radiation therapy since 1933. All three Lincoln hospitals offer chemotherapy, cancer-related surgery and other cancer services. SL Elizabeth has been working on developing the full range of cancer services, including prevention, diagnosis, therapy and Mow-up home care, the hospital's application said. Adding radiation therapy to its services would allow continuity of care for patients and promote competition on price and quality in the city, SL Elizabeth officials said. , Fits role' Lincoln General officials said cancer care has been one of the hospital's centers of excellence for years. Expanding the radiation therapy program fits with its role as the southeast Nebraska provider of comprehensive cancer therapy, the hospital said Lincoln . General's application in- From Pg1 Decree them (elections) and obviously would like to see them as soon as possible." He said the administration had been pressing for elections "and now they've given a date to us. There are some who would like to move it up and back and so forth but at least we're thankful that they've now come forward with a date and have made the commitment to bold the elections." Kuwaiti opposition groups worry that the emir. Sheik Jabar Al-Ahmed al-Sabah, win try to use the National Council, which is dominated by his conservative supporters, to ease American pressure for full democracy. "We thought the al-Sabahs would accept the constitution, but the occupation did not change anything," said Ahmed Bakr, a member of the back-to-basics Islamic Caucus and former parliamentary deputy. The National Council, set to recovene July 9, has no legislative power. The emir chooses 25 of its 75 members, and named five new Cabinet ministers to the body on Sunday. The emir set up the council in June 1990 to deflect demands he call new parliamentary elections. For the first three weeks after Iraqi forces were driven from their country, Kuwaitis were without electricity, water or organized food distribution. That still rankles them, as do streets filled with barbed wire coils and wrecked automobiles untouched since the Iraqis fled. People contrast the mess with the general order that clandestine neighborhood groups maintained during the occupation. The New York Times reported Monday that 80 percent of Iraq's electrical system remains out of service three months after the Persian Gulf war, contributing to a health crisis. Iraq's electrical capacity may have been damaged beyond the intentions of allied war planners, the Times reported The Times said its assessment was based on interviews with Bush administration officials who spoke on the condition they not be identified ' The officials said the United States used a stiU-secret weapon to drop thousands of metal filaments onto the Iraqi electrical network to create short-circuits and blackouts on the night of Jan. 17, when the air war began. That attack was Mowed by intense bombing of power plants. The Times reported that the Pentagon appears to have miscalculated the attack's overaJl impact on Iraq's power system. The system powered water purification and sewage treatment plants, and their loss has led to a sharp increase in disease, it said Dally blackouts are causing contamination of some drinking water supplies and threaten the country's ability to operate sanitary hospitals. Analysts say a combination of poor sanitation, the onset of summer heat and a shortage of doctors and nurses could speed the spread of cholera, typhoid and gastroenteritis this summer. The Times also said that many foreign health workers left Iraq during the war and have not returned, infant formula has become too expensive for many families, and the widespread destruction of highways and bridges has made it harder for many people to reach health-care facilities. ) tempts by Iraqi security forces to round up deserters, witnesses said Pro-Bush chants Protests began when Iraqi authorities apparently tried to organize a demonstration against the allied presence in northern Iraq. The plan backfired when the gathering began shouting "Haji Bush, Haji Bush," a respectful Islamic nickname for President Bush, witnesses said On Friday night, a crowd of about 400 attacked a police station in Erbil but no injuries were reported, according to two Kurdish truck drivers interviewed in Raniyah. "Every night the young men are on the street, shouting slogans at the government," said Fu'ad Mohammed, a 35-year-old driver from Erbril who witnessed three days of demonstrations. He said the gatherings had been peaceful except for several Incidents during which men suspected of being secret police were beaten and chased U.S. soldier hospitalized Riots also have occurred in Zakho, a city in the allied security zone. On Sunday, Kurds there burned an Iraqi flag and attacked several buildings, U.S. military officials in Turkey said LLCoL Philip Crowley said the crowd set fire to a mattress inside the police station and a U.S. soldier was hospitalized after inhaling the fumes. eluded several letters of support from local doctors, including Radiology Associates Inc. and radiation oncologist Dr. Dina Howell-Burke. Lincoln General and SL Elizabeth both said the radiology group and Howell-Burke would direct their radiation therapy programs. In their applications, both hospitals said southeast Nebraska will need more linear accelerators to treat the numbers of cancer patients who will need radiation therapy by 1995. , Based on population figures, cancer incidence rates and historical referral patterns, Lincoln General estimated the number of treatments needed in the area win grow from 13,671 last year to 1816 by 1995. Different estimates The last state health plan said that linear accelerators should be doing 6,000 treatments a year. Using that standard, the area needs one new accelerator along with Lincoln General's existing ac-. ceierator and its Cobalt 60 radiation therapy machine, hospital officials said ,' SL Elizabeth officials offered several different estimates of the future need for radiation therapy. Based on the state health plan's stand-ard, they estimated that one to two new accelerators wUl be needed But based on a standard of 4,000 treatments per machine as recommended by some cancer experts, they estimated the need at two to three new accelerators by 1995. They said the Cobalt 60 machine should not be counted because it is old and is not as effective as the linear accelerators.. .- Dr.MarkKollough The Spinal Column HEADACHES: Have you ever stopped and uiuuyiii, nai causes inese headaches that I'va haan hnulnn?" Most people don't, they just take a couple more asprin or they try to siuep i( on ana win no more about it. Althouah this mm haln temporarily, the headaches usually uaKpou iiiuiv uuqueniiy ana indiums oecorne more severe. 8 Causa of tha mnlnrltu nf headaches Is from malpositloned noes vunuorae ana tension in ine neck and Shoulder munnlaa thnt hold these vertebrae In position. If you suffer with headaches, you should be properly evaluated to SBa What ia rnilalnn lhaia symptoms. Don't put it off, call today. Rathbone Villaae Chiropractic Clinic ziz3 wintnrop Rd. (32nd South) 483-2544 Local development bill signed; several health proposals passed ... By AeaocUrted Press . Gov. Ben Nelson signed a law Monday authorizing municipalities to use tax funds to subsidize economic development, and the Legislature passed a package of bills, including one for a statewide program of mammography screening, as lawmakers began the final three days of the 1991 sessioa - Nelson signed LB840, which he had introduced in the Legislature this year to -enact the constitutional amendment ' voters approved last fall to establish the Local Option .Municipal Economic Development Act Under the bin, municipalities may with local voter approval use general fund revenues to assist in the expansion or location of businesses in the community. The money can be used for business loans, grants, loan guarantees, real estate purchases or options, technical assistance to businesses or planning and administrative economic development staff. -. "This new law gives Nebraskans an opportunity to help shape the future of then communities and our state," Nelson said. Mammography screening Meanwhile, the Legislature gave 40-0 final approval to the mammography bill LB256, sponsored by Sen. DiAnna Schimek of Lincoln and others. The bill is aimed at providing low-income women with free or low-cost screenings, which are X-rays of the breast that can detect tumors. It sets up a fund that will consist of federal and private money, according to Schimek. The state Department of Health would administer a program that would direct women to certified providers of mammography screenings. The department would give women certificates for the procedure that screeners could redeem for reimbursemenL The bill would allow regular paid screenings for women from the age of 30 depending on their medical history. Children with disabilities Another bill passed Monday directs a team of health care professionals to study services available for disabled children who may need care outside the home. The Legislature passed LB638 41-0. Sens. Jessie Rasmussen and Dan Lynch of Omaha and C.N. "Bud" Robinson of Blair co-sponsored the measure to create the Children with Disabilities and Family Service System Act There was some confusion about the intent of the bin, Rasmussen said Some people thought there was an effort being made to close the schools for the deaf and the visually impaired, she said Robinson noted that the study team would look at the financing for the schools, which are located in Omaha and Nebraska City respectively. But he agreed with Rasmussen that there is no intent to close either schooL Sort out services Under another bin approved 40-3, parents of infants born with disabilities would receive help in sorting out the many services available to them under a pilot project Rasmussen said LB701 would establish two pilot programs to see if the concept of the Early Intervention Act a federal program for children up to age 2, could work on a statewide basis. The measure was trimmed from a $4.3 million statewide program to a $19,000 pilot program with projects in one rural and one urban area. The specific areas have not been chosen. The project would receive $245,000 in federal funds. When a child is born with Down's syndrome, for example, the parents have to deal with as many as four or five doctors at the hospital Rasmussen said during debate on the measure last month. She said there are probably four or five more specialists to deal with before the child is school age and as many as 10 to 15 different individuals working with the child "No one is coordinating them and they arent talking to each other," Rasmussen said Health insurance The Legislature also passed 0 LB419, sponsored by Sen. Don Wesely of Lincoln. It directs the state Insurance Department to conduct a study and prepare a report on the Comprehensive Health Insurance PooL The program provides an alternative to the standard risk insurance that is often too expensive for the people who need it the most Wesely said The bin also would: Eliminate an exclusion that currently prohibits people with a six-month pre-existing condition trom participating In the CHIP program. Those who have received state assistance for medically handicapped children and organ transplant recipients terminated from Medicare coverage during the preceding six-month period would be eligible under the bill. Regulate group health benefit plans provided to employers with no more than 25 eligible employees. The bill would allow Insurers to provide basic levels of individual health Insurance to people who are uninsured, below certain Income level and not qualified for Income-based assistance pro- Require life Insurance companies to pay Interest on life Insurance Proceeds not paid to the beneficiary within 30 dove of the receipt of a death certificate. ' Require the state Insurance Department to operate a clearinghouse of Information on insurance agents who have been the Sub-lect of formal written complaints to the department. From 0 Crime - Luckey was a "really fine" and successful employee, Settle said Luckey and his roommate were walking to a convenience store a routine activity for the men when the accident occurred, Settle said The house parent who became worried when the men did not return, went out looking for them and came upon the scene of the accident Settle said A memorial has been set up with the LOMR Foundation on behalf of Luckey, Settle said Ex-FBI agent hired in child-abuse probe By Associated Press A retired FBI agent who investigated abuse allegations at a California preschool has been hired by a Nebraska group that says it is investigating child abuse and ritualistic sexual abuse. . . Ted Gunderson said he has been hired by the Nebraska Leadership Conference, a group that has sponsored several meetings in Lincoln to discuss child abuse allegations. "Ill be talking with them and giving them ideas," Gunderson said Gunderson once headed the FBI office in Los Angeles and later investigated allegations surrounding the McMartin Pre-School in Manhattan Beach, Calif. No one was convicted in the McMartin case. Gunderson is one of several investigators who win investigate allegations of abuse, pedophilia and child pornography in Nebraska, said Ed Weaver, president of the Weaver Potato Chip Co. and a member of the leadership conference. mm iiiiM sponsored by Lincoln Paries & Recreation Dept. & the Journal-Star Printing Co. Pool June 3 Madsen's Bowling & Billiards Center Marksmanship June 4 Rifle Range Tennis June 4 Woods Tennis Courts Horseshoes June 5 Singles & Doubles University Park Bowling June 6 Hollywood Bowl Golf June 7 Holmes Gofi Course Track, Swimming, Table Tennis, Croquet June 8 Lincoln High School Closing Banquet June 8 AuTd Recreation Center X Ct 'rs 7 ' Spur t.xj lilt! 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