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Spokane, Wash, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Thursday, July 6, 1995 Page A3 The Nation Campaign, uh, book tour begins Gingrich launches trip to sou to Renew America Memo to Christians: Be reatiy to abandon GOP Associated Press WASHINGTON Newt Gingrich, calling himself his partys emotional leader, embarked Wednesday on a national book tour that coincides with the runup to the presidential primary season. Its all pure luck, he said of the timing. The House speaker is taking advantage of it both to sell books and introduce himself to potential voters in friendly book-and-author settings. I think it will help people understand me better, Gingrich said of his book, To Renew America in an interview with The Associated Press. The book summarizes what he thinks ails the country and how he would fix it. A packed schedule of interviews, radio shows, speeches and book signings Wednesday through Friday in Washington and New York is a prelude to a 25-city August tour. His stated objective is to sell as many books as possible. But Gingrich acknowledges there may be spinoff benefits as well. Gingrich has been flirting with the idea of running for president ever since the Republican landslide last November and his elevation in January to the speakership. He said recently he would not make a final decision until Dec. 15, the deadline to file for the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary. If you are speaker of the House and you have Washington Post WASHINGTON In a confidential memo, Howard Phillips of the U.S. Taxpayers Party is urging conservative Christian leaders to be prepared to abandon the Republican Party if it compromises on the abortion issue and back a solidly anti-abortion candidate on a third-party ticket. The memo is a sign that even though Republican candidates like Sen. Robert K. Dole, R-Kan., and Sen. Phil Gramm, R-Texas, have recently sounded themes appealing to religious conservatives, some in that constituency fear those candidates would betray them if elected president. Pro-family conservatives need a political insurance policy, Phillips writes, because it is nationwide name ID, theres no practical reason to say no, I wont run at this point, Gingrich said in the interview. Things change. Gingrich, R-Ga., said that doesnt mean he presumes Senate Majority Leader Bob Doles front-running campaign will collapse. I am emotionally the leader of the party, Gingrich said. But he said many of his most enthusiastic supporters, at least right now, want him to continue as speaker and finish the business of the Republican revolution. unlikely that anti-abortion stalwarts Patrick J. Buchanan, Alan Keyes or Robert Dornan will become the Republican nominee. The other Republican candidates all have a pro-abortion voting record, he claims. In the memo last month to James C. Dobson Jr. of Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs, Phillips asks Dobsons help in getting the U.S. Taxpayers Party on the ballot in all 50 states. More than anyone else in America today, Phillips writes to Dobson, you have the power to make this happen. If I may presume to say so, I believe you also have the duty. Dobson, head of an influential Christian ministry, hosts radio programs carried on more than 2,000 stations and publishes 11 magazines on family issues. Gingrich summed up his relations with the current GOP presidential field this way: Im very close to (Texas Sen.) Phil Gramm psychologically. Im very close to Dole functionally because were the two leaders of the House and Senate. Ive known Lamar (Alexander, former education secretary) for years. Ive known (California Gov. Pete) Wilson for years. I used to do (Pat) Buchanans show on radio when he would take leave . . . and (California Rep. Bob) Dornan and I are friends. Expert: Carpet fibers on glove, cap match But ruling keeps specialist from discussing details New York Times LOS ANGELES Carpet fibers found on the bloody leather glove picked up behind O.J. Simpsons house and on a knit cap found at the crime scene match the extremely unusual fibers lifted off the floor of Simpsons Ford Bronco, a prosecution expert testified Wednesday. Because of a ruling last week by Judge Lance Ito, the witness, Douglas Dcedrick, a specialist from the FBIs division on hair and trace evidence, was not permitted to say just how distinctive the fibers were: that they appeared in only a limited number of Broncos made in late 1993 and 1994. Those Broncos included Simpsons, which prosecutors say he drove to the scene of the murders with which he is charged and then back home. Whenever Deputy District Attorney Marcia Clark steered Deedrick near the distinctiveness of the Bronco carpet, Simpsons lawyer-for-the-day, F. Lee Bailey, thun dered an objection. But Deedrick did manage to say , that two rose-beige-colored fibers; one, invisible to the unaided eye, that he picked off the cap contain-' ing hairs similar to Simpsons, the, other found in the paper evidence bag containing the right-hand glove resembled nothing he had seen in 17 years spent peering into labo-. ratory microscopes. Deedrick said he had used a polarizing microscope, a fluorescent microscope, a scanning electronic microscope and a compari-' son microscope to inspect the fibers. ; What he saw and what he showed the jurors were shafts, enlarged many times, that feature three-pronged, propeller-like tips.; He described them as three-lobe nylon fibers with knobs at the end of each lobe, and likened their ap-' pearance to a childs set of jacks. ; Id not seen it before, he testi-' fied. Nor, he said, did he see it subsequently when shown fibers taken from the white Bronco belonging to Simpsons friend A.C. Cowlings. That carpeting, he noted, was blue. i Simplifying tax laws goal of hearings Lawmakers will consider some 230 proposals Associated Press WASHINGTON A charitable deduction for non-itemizers, a childcare credit for overnight summer camp expenses and repeal of the gas-guzzler tax on stretch limousines are among the 230 tax provisions House lawmakers will begin considering next week. House Ways and Means Chairman Bill Archer, R-Texas, scheduled three days of hearings to review the proposals, submitted this spring by Republican and Democratic committee members. The purpose of the hearing is to . . . consider various relatively minor ways to simplify and improve the current tax laws, he said in a news release that described the proposals briefly without identifying the legislators making them. Some are relatively minor modifications, such as allowing a deduction for purchases of commemorative coins from the U.S. Mint and exempting fixed-wing air ambulances from aviation excise taxes. Others amount to bigger changes, such as establishing tax-sheltered savings accounts for education expenses and phasing out the excise tax on luxury automobiles, a separate proposal from repealing the gas-guzzler tax on limos. Any suggestions adopted, together with spending cuts or tax increases to offset their cost, would be folded into budget and tax legislation this fall. On the list were proposals to: 0 Allow taxpayers who take the standard deduction (and do not itemize) to get an additional deduction for charitable contributions and, for high-income taxpayers, removal of donations from the overall limit on deductions. 0 Repeal new rules requiring a written acknowledgment for all charitable contributions of $240 or more. 0 Limit business deductions for airline tickets to the normal tourist-class fare. 0 Allow widows and widowers who marry to each claim the one-time capital gains exclusion for sale of their homes. 0 Exempt historic properties from the estate tax. 0 Increase the limit on home loans made under tax-exempt mortgage bond programs. 0 Permit tax-return checkoffs for deficit reduction and the U.S. Olympic Trust Fund. 0 Reduce taxes on trusts established for disabled people. Compiled from wire services BRIEFLY 33 percent support same-sex marriages Lansing, Mich. A third of the nations voters believe that two people of the same sex should be allowed to get married if they love each other, a new poll showed Wednesday. The poll found 33 percent believe same-sex marriages should be allowed, while 63 percent disagreed, EPIC-MRA-Mitchell Research said. Four percent were undecided. Robin Kane, a spokeswoman for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, said she found the 33 percent figure encouraging. Glenn Clark, executive director of the Michigan Christian Coalition, said allowing the marriages would be just another step toward eroding the moral fiber of our nation. Inhalant suspected in models death Miami With her family doctor finding no history of drug use or eating disorders, speculation in the mysterious death of model Krissy Taylor focused on the over-the-counter inhalant she had been using for about a year. Medical examiner Joshua Perper questioned Wednesday whether the unsupervised use of Primatene Mist could have caused an irregular heartbeat in an otherwise healthy young woman. Taylor, 17, younger sister of supermodel Niki Taylor, was found unconscious Sunday in the familys home in Pembroke Pines, Fla. Vice presidents mother recuperating Nashville, Tenn. Doctors removed a blood clot Wednesday from the brain of Vice President A1 Gores mother. The apparently successful operation followed a mild stroke she had suffered less than 24 hours after having had a heart attack. Gore flew from Washington to be with his 82-year-old mother, Pauline. She was in stable but critical condition after about four hours of surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. If nothing else happens, she stands an excellent chance of making a functional recovery, said Dr. George Allen, the neurosurgeon who operated on Pauline Gore. Prices to increase for overseas mail Washington The cost of sending mail overseas goes up Sunday. Letters to most countries will cost 60 cents per half ounce and 40 cents for each additional ounce. Postcards will cost 50 cents. Letters to Canada will cost 46 cents for the first half ounce and 52 Cents for an ounce under the new rates. Postcards will be 40 cents. Writing to Mexico will cost 40 cents for the first half ounce and 46 cents for a full ounce. The postcard rate will be 35 cents. Aerogrammes, single sheets of lightweight paper that fold to form their own envelope, will go for 50 cents to all countries. '93 Pontiac Grand Am - I tat MM $9,899 One owner, priced below book value. 4-daor, 4 cyl. , auto, front wheel drive, air, power steering & brakes, tilt wheel, cruise control, AMFM cassette. 1G2NE543BPM571672 924-3250 NOW ALSO SERVING POST FALLS - 777-01 Hot Air Balloon Rides SUMMER SPECIAL 00 iSfi Tztf Gift Certificates ijj j( Reg. $85 M. . stalting At ?r- 3r a?... 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