Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 4, 1990 · 1
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o E N N A N T R AC E 9 0 Boston takes last spot in baseplay playoff field Page 27 Crystal Gayle still has all of her long hair Page 19 CITY P.M. 1990 Journal-Star Printing Co., Lincoln Neb. Serving Nebraska for 1 23 years carrier . 3fi 1 -ffilHWWlSl Buds WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress' first showdown loomed Thursday on the $500 billion deficit-cutting plan as President' Bush and congressional leaders kept up an all-out lobbying blitz that left vote-counters optimistic but nervous. : The focus of the battle was in the House, where despite public expressions of confidence by Democratic and Republican leaders, the White House and Bush's top allies said they did not yet have the votes to pass it Bush wooed 30 fence-sitting Republicans over coffee and doughnuts at the White House Thursday morning. House Minority Leader Robert Michel, R-HL, emerged to say Bush had convinced several of the Republicans to vote for the pact AnsbDprtl&OV ART FOB '.A HEW AG5 'J J-1 Politickinmputs ReMtor in Realtor Angie Byorth has just the candidate for voters feeling turned off by politicai campaigns. She has put up a billboard In Rathbone Village to illustrate her feeling that personal vanity may be what motivates people to run for office. Byorth said she is sure her candidate will be successful because he has long practiced the peacock step, he has a fetish for peacock feathers and he promises supporters a job with the peacock parade crew. Sleep-time ruling said to have nationwide implications 1LOMR workers win appeal ByJoleneDaib , Journal Writer ; In a case some people view as having nationwide implications, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a U.S. District Court finding that three Lancaster Office of Mental Retardation employees are entitled to pay for overnight stays at group homes for mentally Authorities investigating Marsh's personal phone calls By John Rood Journal Writer i Responding to a political opponent Nebraska Treasurer Frank Marsh acknowledged Thursday that he made some personal long-distance phone calls "at public expense, but added that he did-Ht think his actions were irresponsible or criminal 1 Treasurer candidate Dawn Rockey and auditor hopeful John Breslow, both Democrats, called a news conference Wednesday to allege Marsh made more than $2,000 of personal long-distance calls at state expense during a three-year period ending in June. ;A.CT. & KLIN Craft Show" -Expo. Bldg-State Fair Park Oct 6th -5andOct7thlO-Adv. Today it begins! .The Post & Nickels Tremendous Fall -Sidewalk Sale, with incredible savings "inside the store and an over the sidewalk on thousands of Mens k Womens Fall Fashions! Open 10 to 9, 144 N. 14th-Adv. c Local weather Thursday night Clear, cool, low around 50. Winds 5-1 0 mph. Friday: Sunny, much warmer, highs in the middle 80s. Southwest winds 12-22 mph. Page 32. et plan backers do But, Michel acknowledged, "We're not there yet Democrats and Republicans met separately on Capitol Hill as their leaders tried to drum up votes. Huuse Majority Leader Richard Gephardt, D-Mo, expressed confidence that 130 Democrats a majority of the 258 Democrats in the House would support the plan. "We dont have 130 people who said yes, count me in, but we have enough expressing indecision ... that I think we can get to the number," Gephardt sail Facing a possible vote later in the day, sources on Capitol Hill said Wednesday night that each side was about 40 votes short of getting majority support in the House for the measure, with many uncommitted meters in both parties. t retarded clients. However, the appeals court disagreed with the lower court's ruling that the employees also were entitled to liquidated or double damages for the period of time LOMR was aware that its policy violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act but failed to change it In May 1989, U.S. Magistrate David Officials from the state Attorney General's Office, Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission and Lancaster County Attorney's Office were to meet Thursday afternoon and discuss the allegations. County Attorney Mike Heavican said officials would discuss how an investigation of the allegations should proceed. "Since all three of the offices have some jurisdiction in the matter, we will have a coordinated investigation," he said. State administrative rules do not See MARSH on page 6 2LID...YesorNo? 12:30 pm Friday on KFOR 1240 AM-Ad Meier's Fall Wine Festival Best savings of the season. Both locations. Sale ends Sat-Adv. Dewey's for Kids Winter Coat Sale Savings of 40-50 Today-Sunday 48th & R, Centre Plaza-Ad ami, in n I'.wtww ..f.VI-lli Editorial A new division in the state attorney general's office has already made a contribution, inspiring hopes for greater protection of children in our society. Page 16. "I feel real good about our meeting with the president this morning with a number of those who were on the fence," Michel told ABC-TV as he emerged from the White House Thursday. "Several said, 'Your arguments are compelling. ... The alternatives just are not acceptable.' " Michel said he was still hoping to have the showdown vote Thursday. Bush will "absolutely not" sign another stopgap spending bill without a deficit agreement, he said. "We just cant delay any more. We're up against it," the Republican leader said. "We're still worried," one Democratic staff aide said late Wednesday. "We're still working hard." - RANDY HAMPTONLINCOLN JOURNAL fowl mood Piester awarded the LOMR employees $23,056 in back wages and $4,101 in double damages. The awards were based on the employees' claims that they should have been paid for sleep time spent at the group homes because they could not leave the premises and their sleep frequently was interrupted when they had to assist their clients The appeals court agreed with Piest-er's award of back wages but reversed his award of double damages on grounds that LOMR had reason to believe its position did not violate the federal Fair Labor Standards Act at least for the period of time in question. The appeals court said it would return the case to Piester to determine whether interest income should be awarded to the employees. Lancaster County has asked the appeals court to rehear the lawsuit and until that motion is decided, the case will not be sent back to U.S. District Court LOMR Administrator Dean Settle has said the lawsuit ultimately could affect 200 LOMR employees. "We still feel we want to look at that very seriously because it would not only have implications in this community, but a nationwide effect on anybody operating group homes," he said. Settle said LOMR employees who sleep at group homes are paid for the time their sleep is interrupted, beginning See LOMR on page 7 Halloween Annalees Rolling Acres Gifts. 400 S. 134th St-Adv. Trunk Show of "Kajjmir" washable winter coats. Also dressy dresses. Fri Oct S Schoenbergs 4017 S. 48-Ad Business C Small-business incentives in the budget accord have some worried about possible windfall havens for investors; gasoline and oil price action remains strong. Page 24. the lobby blitz O Budget agreement contradicts itself, ignores negative impacts, study says. Page 24. Some 27 GOP lawmakers made the trip down from Capitol Hill to the White House on Wednesday to hear Bush's pitch. The president canceled a five-day political-and-holiday trip to New England to stay in the capital and keep the pressure on fellow Republicans. Bush also dispatched lieutenants to the Capitol to buttonhole lawmakers in corridors in what one White House aide called the administration's biggest lobbying effort, "We have people who have been advocating certain positions, coming out of the left, coming out of the right, coming out of the broad center, and I'm having to say to them, 'Now look, lay aside that passion for that specific issue and put the national interest first,'" the president told reporters. Senate leaders seemed more confident of prevailing in Thursday's vote, which was to be on a broad outline of the spending plan. Congress will vote in two Mutineers seize Philippine city MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Hundreds of soldiers mutinied on the nation's second-largest island Thursday and declared independence from President Corazon Aquino's government in what appeared the first step of a new coup attempt The Mindanao island mutineers seized the city of Butuan before dawn and later took over the military headquarters at Cagayan de Oro, a major port of 200,000 people 500 miles south of Manila. They did not appear to encounter any serious resistance. A battalion of marines was sent to Manila from elsewhere on the main island, Luzon, to reinforce armed forces headquarters in case of attack. Led by Noble The rebels were led by Col Alexander Noble, a former chief of staff of Mrs. Aquino's guard force who has been at large since taking part in a bloody December coup attempt Witnesses said mutineers, wearing red, white and blue armbands, were marching around the streets of Cagayan IIBltBiIi lit fil;;v';;""5 li' ' "" Zi;.Xy--:'--' ' v ''"y . Geneva Fuchser hopes an upcoming "Unsolved Mystery" telecast about the disappearance of her grandmother will result in information that will eod her seven-year search. O XT Sports Yankee Hill Lake will be among the benefactors of a trout-stocking program in which the Lake will receive 20,000 8- to 1 0-inch trout Page 28. 9 weeks on a separate measure containing the actual spending cuts and tax boosts. "I've got mine, unless somebody discovers a time bomb in there," said Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole, R Kan. when asked if GOP senators would support the compromise. Lobbyists for various interest groups also fanned out across Capitol HilL Dole, for instance, was visited by vintner Ernest Gallo, who was unhappy with the package's eight-fold increase in the J-cent-per-bottle tax on wine. The plan would produce $134 billion In new taxes, $109 billion in cuts in benefit programs, and about $200 billion in reduced military spending over the next five years, including $40 billion in savings in the fiscal year that started Monday. . Taxes would be raised on alcohol, tobacco, yachts and other luxury items, gasoline, heating oil and a small portion of the incomes of the wealthy. But since its unveiling Sunday after four months of White House-congressional bargaining, the package has been under attack from lawmakers on both See BUDGET on page 6 de Oro in a virtual "victory parade," attracting large crowds of curiosity seekers and distributing leaflets. Witnesses estimated that between 300 and 600 rebels were with Noble. Brig. Gen. Emiliano Templo, a military spokesman in Manila, said loyal forces held the Cagayan de Oro airport but flights to the city were suspended. He said rebels were holding the military headquarters in the city but that loyal troops were also in the garrison facing the insurgents. Templo said the military was under orders to regain full control of the camp. Aquino appeals for support The armed forces went on nationwide alert and Aquino appealed to the Filipino people to support her government "I'm calling once again on the people to rally against these troublemakers,''' Aquino said on the radio. "The constitution will be upheld with force when challenged with force." In Manila, a renegade leader of the December coup attempt Commodore Domingo Calajate, released a statement SOUTH SIOUX COY STAR HID Business. Comics. Deathsrecord, Editorials I Entertainment 20 I Lifestyle 19-21 IUncoln5,11-13,17 INation3-4.8-9.18 Options on vote ; on deficit kept open By David E. Lynch Journal Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - Nebraska lawmakers continued to keep their options open as Congress moved closer to a crucial take-it-or-leave-it vote on the $500 billion deficit reduction package. Rep. Virginia Smith, R-Srd District said President Bush assured a breakfast audience of unde-; tided lawmakers that the budget package only sets targets and doesnt specifiy how the cuts and taxes have to be achieved While Smith found that comforting, she and other members of See VOTES on page 6 120JNa 125" Luzon Philippine I Clark Air Basel t f I Subic Bay I ( 1 M iNavalBase 15 Q-" I . i miManila viv IPHILIPPINESM CL Sulu Sea " rsj Vp 200mllei r r s AP saying the mutiny had "liberated" Mindanao from "the clutches of the imperialist-dominated and elitist" Aquino administration National Security Adviser Rafael Ueto said the rebels hope to establish an independent Mindanao "and move up north." There have been rumors that a coup attempt was brewing in the region See REBEL on page 6 Woman hopes to solve puzzle of grandma's disappearance By Betty Stevens Journal Slate Bureau An unmarked grave and an 80-year-old story about who might be buried there, the disappearance of a woman in her 30s who boarded a train and was never seen again and cloudy streaks across current photos taken at the grave site provide the stuff of which mysteries are made. Geneva Fuchser of South Sioux City hopes a search that began in 1983 will end after the showing of the story of the disappearance of her grandmother when the tale is telecast on "Unsolved Mysteries." later this falL The grandmother, Conradina Wilhel-mina Heidtmann Olson, boarded a train In about 1910. She said she was going to ' keep a medical appointment and was never seen again. There is an unmarked grave near Nevada, Mo, along the railroad tracks. Fuchser wants to believe it contains the remains of her grandmother, but she's not sure. The story that has been kept ahve for 80 years in Nevada is that a woman and man got off the train one evening. They were arguing she was crying. They walked up She tracks. Two days later her body was found with a bullet in her heart The unknown woman was buried right See PUZZLE on page 7 EX 38 Pages L .24-25 Nebraska 22-23, 26 People 2 Sports 27-31 Things to do 20 TV-Cable 20 Want ads 32-38, 38 Weather 32 World 3-4.8-9.18 37 32 ,16 via u j a

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