The Missoulian from Missoula, Montana on October 31, 1990 · 1
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D D WEDNESDAY I: A SHI 0 OCCASIONAL RAIN In the valleys, snow in the mountains. Snow level near 6,000 feet by afternoon. IQWHOH 30 MONA CHAREN Bush squanders Reagan legacy WOLF PACK Grizzlies' next foe has formidable record PUMPKINS Timely recipes using those orange giants Race for the Senate Kolsltad debate WGtfOl By JOHN STROMNES of the Missoulian . Novwntxt 4. 19W Republican U.S. Senate candidate Allen Kolstad said Tuesday in Missoula that he misspoke earlier this year when he told a coal industry group that acid rain and global warming "are really more scare tactics than actual harm to our environment." During a televised question-and-answer forum Tuesday night featuring Kolstad and his opponent, Democratic Max Baucus, Kolstad said: "Well, I guess I never did consider them scare tactics. It was a poor choice of words ... I realize the press has had a field day with these comments." Kolstad said global warming has yet to be conclusively proven to be a threat to the environment. But he agreed with President George Bush that the phenomenon warrants further study. He said acid rain "is certainly an important problem we have to discuss," but more a "reasonable approach" to controlling acid rain is needed in Congress. He rejected a suggestion by one of the forum participants that he (Kolstad) has enunciated "a relatively soft stand" on environmental issues during the 1990 campaign. "I'm very concerned about clean air and clean water," Kolstad said, citing his stewardship of the land and water resources on his family's farm near Chester. In other comments during the forum, Baucus said that as a senior leader in the Senate, he could produce more for Montanans than Kolstad could. "It takes some time to learn the ropes" in the Senate, Baucus said. Kolstad countered that Baucus had produced nothing for Montana farmers during the budget agreement that passed Congress last weekend, despite Baucus' 12 years in the Senate and Baucus' seat on the Senate Agricultural Committee. Kolstad said that wheat prices are lower now than when Baucus took office in 1978. All of Montana's congressional delegation, including Baucus, voted against the budget agreement, in large part because of the (See DEBATE, Page A-10) '. ' t - . - - 3 1 1 ,' " j I 3 , ' 'V ' " I ( X V -4 MICHAEL GALLACHERMliioulitn WITH THE VISAGE of Sen. Max Baucus before him and on a television monitor behind him, Allen Kolstad waits his turn to respond to panel questions Tuesday night at the Montana Theater. n n Moamm say! afiflaek 5s BmMimeirflt Accidents kill 1 1 Americans u Associated Press Saddam Hussein said Tuesday that Iraq was making final preparations for war and expected an attack within days by the United States and its allies. A U.S. senator said President Bush's "patience is wearing thin." In the Persian Gulf, 10 American sailors died when a steam pipe ruptured in the boiler room of the USS Iwo Jima. And in Saudi Arabia, a Marine was killed in an accident while driving in the desert. Bush discussed possible military action against Iraq in a meeting with congressional leaders on the gulf crisis, but he told them he could not guarantee he would consult them before embarking on hostilities. He refused to comment publicly on a report the United States plans to discuss a timetable with U.S. allies for a military offensive. Secretary of State James A. Baker III on Saturday will begin a weeklong Visit to Arab and Eu- ' ropean countries to consult on future steps in the gulf, officials said. The visit will include a meeting with Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze. JJ? IRAN 255 i Sailors killed and wounded In explosion SAUDI ARABIA QATAR X4. U U.A.E. APCart Fox Asked about the potential for a U.S. military strike, White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said: "As these things unfold, of course, there are always scenarios for action that have to be considered ... but there is no timetable for action, A, Fitzwater sought to dampen fears that fighting was imminent. "The attitude at the meeting was "play it down be calm,',' he said. - ' The United States has more (See GULF, Page A-10) UM rapist gets 20-yeai sGntnc By MICHAEL MOORE of the Missoulian mm&TG toI Awft eift! Prominent Missoulians serve up U U UU4P QiU uJ liu rQiiLP some memories of mischief past By MEA ANDREWS of the Missoulian "Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat. If you don't, I don't care, I'll pull down your underwear. " Second-grader Brad Lane learned that little ditty when he was 4, but he's never actually car ried out its threat. Actually, says the Missoula boy, he's never done anything mischievous on Halloween. "I don't want to get into any trouble," said Lane, who plans to dress up as a vampire this year and concentrate on the job at hand gathering candy. Halloween's reputation as a night of hooliganism is notorious but in Missoula, perhaps undeserved. In other states, grocery stores don't sell eggs to kids on Halloween day. Early curfews are strictly enforced to keep marauding bands of pre-teens and teens off the streets. Extra patrols are scheduled. Missoula's version of this mischief consists mostly of loud laughing, a few rolls of toilet paper and lots of squashed squash. "We've never had much of a problem," said Missoula County Undersheriff Doug Chase, who also was city police chief some (See TRICKS, Page A-10) Tarrow "Bubba" Jones, the rapist who roamed dormitory halls at the University of Montana looking for open doors and potential victims, is headed for prison. After an emotional hearing Tuesday in a courtroom packed with Jones' victims and their supporters, and Jones' family and his friends, District Judge John Hen-son sentenced the 21-year-old St. Ignatius man to a 20-year prison term, with half that time suspended. In the hall outside the courtroom after the hearing, the two groups stood separately, hugging and crying, one side in sadness, the other in relief. "He got what he deserved," said one woman who identified herself as one of Jones' victims. In addition to the prison term, Henson also banned Jones from all state university campuses, and made him ineligible for parole until he completes the prison's sexual offender program. But even that sentence, Henson said, might not be as harsh as the pain Jones inflicted upon his victims. "In essence, many of them could be serving life sentences for the trauma you inflicted upon them," Henson told Jones, who cried as he told the judge of his remorse for "the innocent people I hurt." However, Deputy Missoula County Attorney Betty Wing said Jones had shown little remorse and, in fact, seemed barely to comprehend that what he'd done was wrong. In a report prepared by clinical psychologist Michael Scolatti, Jones was described as having "minimal remorse and empathy for his victims." That report also indicated that Jones randomly prowled dorm halls checking for open doors and looking for sex. "Sometimes I'd go through the dorms and check 20 a night," (See RAPIST, Page A-10) Buck deer kills man CALDWELL, Texas (AP) A 160-pound deer with eight-point antlers gored and trampled to death a man walking along a rural road, authorities said. It was the second buck attack in Texas in four days. Wildlife officials warned that deer, which are usually docile, can turn aggressive during mating season from mid-October to mid-November. Charlie Jackson Coleman, 61, of Caldwell, was hunting for an tique bottles along the side of the road when he was attacked Monday by the buck, which was still standing over the body hours later when alerted sheriff's deputies arrived. The deputies said they shot the buck when it charged them. An autopsy determined that Coleman died from a crushed skull and suffered more than 100 hoof and puncture wounds over his body, police said. Advice columns - E4 Movies 1 C5 Around Missoula B4 Obituaries B4 Classified C6 Opinion A8,A9 Comics C4 Sports Pi Business CI' Stock quotes C3 Foods El TV listings E4 Montana B1 Wealher A2 ' ; ' - v ' : i I w. ir - - - Channel tunnel finally connected muocWM Prtl MAKING CONTACT In the Channel Tunnel on Tuesday, a workman stands beside the probe drill that punched a two-inch hole connecting the French and British sides of the 30-mile tunnel. CALAIS, France (AP) Britain and France were linked beneath the English Channel on Tuesday when workers used a two-inch probe to connect two halves of a 31 -mile undersea rail tunnel, officials reported. Management sources at TransManche Link, the construction consortium building the "Chunnel" the Channel Tunnel confirmed the historic linkup occurred about 8:25 p.m. when British workers sent the probe through to French colleagues. "It is an example of what Europe is about," British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said in London. The linkup fulfills a dream by Napoleon in 1802, who thought he could defeat the English by connecting Britain to Europe with a land passage. The Chunnel is scheduled for completion in June 1993. "This is a hugely historic moment because it means, in effect, that Britain is no longer an island," said a construction union official. The basic goal of the Channel Tunnel project is to enable passengers to travel between London and Paris in about three hours. That time is comparable to flying, if transport to and from airports is included, and is half the time of a car-ferry journey. K?3 mii nfcH.a.K:i...i. ci'i'gaaafct ,: ;;li 5

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