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16 DAILY NEWS, SATURDAY, JULY 19, 1990 Prats flaw is owft aio toMs mrt Critical Look at the Draft Registration Program," accused Carter of ignoring the advice of Selective Service officials by ordering the registration to start without enough time to implement a workable plan. The study noted that the Selective Service System expected 98 compliance. But co-author Thomas A. Wathen said, "For every 1 drop in compliance, another 40,000 young Americans will be subject to a five-year prison term or a $10,000 fine or both." According to the report, the Selective Service's legal right to enforce draft registration had been jeopardized by the lack of publicity. The report also concluded that: The legality of the registration process was under question because of its failure to register women.

A survey of state radio and television stations showed that slightly more than one half of them had received promotional materials by last Wednesday. The $200,000 publicity budget for The government said it would appeal that ruling. Failed to plan The watchdog study said the government failed to plan the registration properly and inadequately informed registrants of their responsibilities Poor publicity and hurried planning, it said, meant "tens of thousands of young Americans may become indictable felons through no fault of their own" if they failed to register. "We feel the President and the Selective Service System have no choice but to cancel the program or formally declare that they will not seek prosecution of young men who do not register," said Russianoff, co-author of the watchdog group's study. The program, activated by presidential proclamation on July 2, required all 19 and 20-year-old males to register with the Selective Service within two weeks of next Monday.

Those who do not face heavy fines and even jail terms. The report, "Rush to Registration: A By MIGUEL PEREZ As a Philadelphia federal court ruled President Carter's draft registration program unconstitutional yesterday, a New York public watchdog group labeled the program a "snafu" that could make felons of thousands of unknowing young men. A 23-page report released by the New York Public Interest Research Group called on the Selective Service to immediately suspend its registration program or withdraw plans to enforce the law on those found in violation. "Carter's registration scheme may well join Gerald Ford's swine flu vaccination program in the hall of fame of misdirected, costly and disabling government efforts," said Gene Russianoff, the research group's staff attorney. The study was released as the Philadelphia court ruled that the registration program was unconstitutional because it discriminated against women.

The decision prevents the government from implementing the draft registration program draft registration was inadequate. The only written material available for registrants, a pamphlet called "Selective Service and You," was put' together before the specific registration details were known and was therefore useless and possibly misleading. Group to demonstrate In another local development, the Coalition Against Conscription said it planned to begin the "antiwar movement of the 1980s" at 9:30 a.nt Monday with a demonstration at the city's main post office on Eighth Ave. and 33d St. The coalition, composed of several civil liberties and antiwar groups, is calling the demonstration "a nonviolent direct-action protest by physically disrupting registration and risking arrest" In a statement released yesterday, the coalition noted that it supports the "young men across the country who are also risking arrest by refusing to register and obey Carter's call to defend Middle Eastern oil fields with American military might" Judges halt draft signup, citing sex discrimination i i V- Li ll Mil iV'il (Continued from page 3) men because women were not required to register.

The lawsuit became moot when the draft was ended by Congress in 1973. But the suit was resurrected by the ACLU after President Carter signed legislation approving financing for the revived registration. The judges wrote: "In (this) case, the harm to the plaintiffs is neither remote nor hypothetical. Registration is a sufficient intrusion on the rights of any citizen to allow this court to adjudicate the constitutionality of that registration. "We need not wait, and should not wait, until the governmental intrusion on the individual's civil rights reaches maximum proportions and the nation is in a time of crisis.

The case is ripe. "Gender discrimination is a badge of inferiority and must pass constitutional review whether or not it is arguably for the benefit of women," the judges said. Since the decision centers on the exclusion of women, Congress theoretically could pass legislation before Monday that Melonie files 13 murtic city. Charges 2 raped, beat her They were close to the wind would not exempt women from military registration, but Congress has been recessed because of the Republican National Convention. Donald Weinberg, a lawyer for the ACLU, said that it is unlikely Congress would attempt to change the draft law in an election year.

Weinberg said that if Congress were to change the law to-permit registration of women, "it would be a politically risky thing. "It would make it more difficult for the country to get into unpopular wars. If they were drafting women during Vietnam, there may never have been a Vietnam." No ERA substitute Weinberg said that the ruling could not be considered a substitute for an equal rights amendment "The standards presently for sex discrimination are not as rigid as they would be under ERA," Weinberg said. "Under ERA, the same tests would be used for sex discrimination as are now used for race discrimination." damage suit, other abuse by Radin, McKeage and others. As a result, the suit charged, she "suffered external and internal injuries (and) mental anguish experienced tremendous shock, fright, fear and nervous disorder, personality changes and other emotional nervous disorders." Her attorneys said the suit was filed in federal court, rather than in the Suffolk County state court, because of Radin's supposed influence in his community.

In addition, it was noted by the attorneys that Haller lives in California and Radin in New York, raising a question of jurisdiction if the suit had been filed in state court. Report artist Dali incapacitated Barcelona, Spain (UPDSalvador Dali, 76, the surrealist painter, is experiencing periods of deep depression and his secretary, Enrique Sabater, says the artist is no longer able to work, the newspaper El Pais reported yesterday. Dali's incapacity became known as his household announced, that Joan nsychlattfst alea" Thursday night at list's home mltheCa Heading for home, Dr. Edgar Gibson (left) and Marvin Creamer wave as they approach the end of their sail in 39-foot boat. They crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Atlantic Citv and returned home In inn dive without using navigational instruments, not even a compass.

That hasn't been done, it is said, since the days of the Vikings. Con tied to escape faces Boss of his stote nni! UP) business meeting next Thursday. The telegram, signed by Edward R. Hammock, chairman of the board, asked that federal authorities not release Tremarco until the State Parole Board can reach a decision on his case. Tremarco had been -paroled from Green Haven, where he was serving a term of up to 25 years for attempted murder, to serve a lesser sentence of 16 years in federal prison.

The favorable parole treatment was largely the result of recommendations on his behalf by two correction officers at Green Haven. Tremarco allegedly cooperated with the two in fabricating a story that Victory had escaped on May 5, 1978, when his guards were overpowered by gunmen. However vwiuiuS uic ew xorK Qiaie commis- clnn his girlfriend. Victory is still at large. By DANIEL HAYS and MARK LIFF Television actress Melonie Haller charged yesterday in Brooklyn Federal Court that millionaire theatrical producer Roy Radin and another man "willfully, violently and wantonly beat and raped" her at a wild weekend party in Radin's Southampton mansion last April.

The 23-year-old actress, known for her role as the female sweathog on the TV series "Welcome Back Kotter," did not set a dollar amount for damages being sought in the suit. Her attorney said that "more than $10,000" is involved, adding, "It will be up to the jury to decide." Mailer's suit charges the 6-foot, 270-pound Radin and Robert McKeage 4th, who was Haller's escort to a party at the mansion, with the alleged April 11 attack, after which the actress was found dazed aboard a Long Island Rail Road train. According to the suit, Radin invited "persons of a vicious character, wild proclivities and dangerous tendencies" to his home, where they attacked the actress. Radin, McKeage and two women were indicted in May by a Suffolk County grand jury on charges of assault and drug and gun possession stemming from Haller's testimony that she had been raped and beaten at Radin's 72-room oceanf ront mansion. The grand jury, Aon even end hot aeeuseanyoneof i Haller's lawiulf did allege rape and By NEAl HIRSCHFELD State authorities indicated yesterday that they will move to rescind the parole granted Joseph Tremarco, the prisoner who already has suffered an llth-hour loss of a federal parole because he allegedly helped cover up the true circumstances of the escape from Green Haven state prison of convicted cop killer Albert Victory.

Tremarco was due to go free yesterday from the Lewisburg, federal penitentiary, but his release was blocked Thursday when the Federal Parole Commission reopened his case for special reconsideration. Officers had backed him In a telegram yesterday to the federal commission. tha Ctata Dot-Ala RrtH wu "lc mtuj-- racaiw iw unomg bistwo guards to from a state priMl'talM him td an Upstate motel to meet with sentence'' when it holds its next regular villacebfPortLligat.

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