Kenosha News from Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 26, 1987 · 1
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"I r r mr g e Memo® ha Mew® Kenosha Wis Wednesday August 26 1987 35 a copy — Home delivered £235 weekly Germans offer to scrap missiles BONN West Germany (UPI) — Chancellor Helmut Kohl pledged today to scrap West Germany’s Pershing 1A missiles — the current stumbling block to a US-Soviet nuclear arms accord — as soon as a superpower weapons treaty takes effect Kohl made the qffer at a news conference bn his return from summer vacation in Austria It could conceivably break an impasse in US and Soviet efforts to achieve a nuclear disarmament agreement in Geneva The chancellor said he had been in contact “with the White House” but not with President Reagan after arriving in Bonn In Los Angeles where the news broke hours before Reagan was scheduled to make a speech on East-West relations White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said the administration had no immediate response to Kohl’s announcement Although American officials were aware of the decision in advance Fitzwater said “We’ll have to take a look and see what all it means” The dispute over the 72 aging West German missiles has emerged as the key obstacle to an agreement that would eliminate all Soviet and American medium and shorter-range nuclear missiles — those with a range of up to 3000 miles Although West Germany has forsworn its own atomic weapons the United States has custody of atomic warheads for the German missiles Moscow demands the US warheads be destroyed but Washington maintains the negotiations only cover Soviet and US missiles Including West German weapons Washington says would open the door to Chrysler says it will to reopen Local 72 By DAVE ENGELS Staff Writer and MAC GORDON Ktiwsha Newi Detroit Bureau HIGHLAND PARK Mich -Chrysler Corp still plans to seek a reopening of the contract it has with United Auto Worker locals in Kenosha and Milwaukee “in the near future” a company spokesman said Tuesday “What we indicated in May is still accurate” said Chrysler spokesman John Guiniven “Chrysler still intends to seek a reopening of the Kenosha agreement but we are not tied to any conditions for starting production of the Omni and Horizon cars at Kenosha next month” The contract negotiated by American Motors Corp with Local 72 expires Sept 16 1988 Chrysler’s position drew an angry response from Local 72 Shop Committee Chairman Rudy Kuzel The union leader blasted Chrysler for announcing its intentions through the news media “That’s the same kind of gar Judge stands by contempt order on attorney By DENNIS A SHOOK Staff Writer Judge Bruce Schroeder today refused to rescind his contempt of court order against attorney John Crosetto calling him the most “ill-tempered” Kenosha lawyer in his memory The contempt order is the result of a courtroom confrontation between Crosetto and the judge on Aug 19 Schroeder asked Crosetto six times to sit down but the attorney refused Crosetto was in court defending a client on a sexual assault q charge Schroeder finally found Crosetto in contempt and ordered that the lawyer serve a one-day sentence in the County Jail In court this morning Schroeder read from a January 1974 transcript that states Helmut Kohl "If in Geneva it comes to an accord between the United States and the Soviet Union on the elimination of medium-range nuclear weapons and this treaty is ratified and goes into effect then I would be ready to forgo upgrading our rockets and would dismantle them ” German Chancellor Helmut Kohl drawing in independent Western nuclear forces In his offer Kohl pledged West Germany would scrap rather than modernize the German missiles if the superpowers sign and ratify their nuclear disarmament accord and stick to the pact “If in Geneva it comes to an accord between the United States and the Soviet Union on the elimination of medium-range nuclear weapons and this treaty is ratified and goes into effect then I would be ready to forgo bage that American Motors Corp used to pull” Kuzel said “Our membership was thoroughly dissatisfied with those tactics before and Chrysler could poison our relationship before we even begin Kuzel said Kenosha workers will never agree to reopening the three-year contract He said the 5000-plus members of Local 72 also would reject efforts to begin early negotiations for a new contract or to extend the contract As shop committee chairman Kuzel will lead Local 72’s bargaining committee An extension he said would only be considered if Chrysler were promising a new product line for the Kenosha plants Kuzel said the existing contract is fair to both sides He said it is pointless to begin new talks now when the expiration date is just a year away Kuzel said Chrysler must repay workers who gave up cash between 1982 and 1985 in the Schroeder Crosetto Crosetto who is a former judge found an attorney in contempt for not following his order to sit down In giving details ofHhe 1974 incident Schroeder said Judge Crosetto gave attorney John Landa only two chances to sit down during a trial before charging him with contempt Landa was represented at the contempt hearing by then-Dis-trlct Attorney Bruce Schroeder -At the hearing Crosetto dis iRershirigtlA Type: tanmobe air transportable surface-to-surface tactical baStstic missSe system Propulsion: 2-stage sod- propellant rocket motor i- Warhead: Nuclear 7 I Length: 344 ft Diameter 32 ft Speed: Mach 8 " Range: 450 tries Status: 72 are currently operational with German and US forces In West Germany expected to be replaced by Pershing fl missiles by the end of 1988 Chicago tribune Graphic: Source: Jane's Weapons Systems upgrading our rockets and would dismantle them" Kohl told reporters “I expect from the Soviet Union and its partners a constructive answer to our offer” he said Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said Tuesday an arms accord could be signed with the United States “even tomorrow” if Washington and West Germany agree to eliminate the Pershing 1A missiles - ask contract Employee Investment Plan before there will be any sympathy for contract bargaining “We expect them to honor that first” he said “That is the most important issue to the membership” Guiniven declined to disclose a timetable for asking new contract talks Chrysler is now involved with negotiations on new contracts at the Toledo Ohio Jeep plant and with the Canadian Auto Workers union Last March when Chrysler announced its proposal to acquire AMC American Motors and Wisconsin UAW locals nearly had reached a revised contract AMC had demanded contract changes in order to win production of Chrysler’s Omni and Horizon models But talks were suspended because of the Chrysler offer In May when the AMC board accepted Chrysler’s offer Chrysler said it would like to continue the UAW talks and reach a revised contract missed the charge saying: “If courts are to remain a civilized forum for the settlement of disputes a court cannot be reduced to the status of a helpless spectator as counsel for either or both parties openly defy the court’s orders” “How far removed from such lofty ideals was his conduct" Schroeder said of Crosetto The Aug 19 confrontation in Schroeder’s courtroom escalated when Crosetto refused to submit to routine booking procedures Schroeder ordered Crosetto back to his courtroom that afternoon and warned him he could face obstruction of justice charges for refusing to be booked The judge said todays however the obstruction charges no longer are relevant because Rain doesn’t postpone practice Wet month gets By JULIE VANDER VELDEN Staff Writer With the help of this year’s lower lake levels Kenosha was coping well today with a slow steady rain that since 1:45 pm Tuesday had added more than 2 inches to an August rainfall already more than triple the average “So far today we’ve only had one call for water in the basement and one call for a p’ugged catch basin on a corner” said Street Department Superintendent John Prijic He had six crews out making sure detention basins lift ' stations and catch basins were working properly “It’s nothing like it was last year when everything was saturated The lake levels are down so the runoff is easier” Prijic said “I’m not anticipating any real problems If we got ll2 inches in 45 minutes then it would cause a real problem” In what may have been a rain-related problem Courthouse workers were sent home at 9:10 am today when a transformer outside the courthouse blew knocking out the entire 110-volt circuit in the building The 220-volt circuit was down briefly also but was restored to run the air conditioning and elevator WEPCo spokesman John Bartel said it would be several hours before a replacement transformer could be found He said it was unlikely that the raiq caused the failure “Sometimes transformers can just fail” he said County Executive John Collins said said all computers electric typewriters and lights were down and the people in basement offices were working by candlelight and flashlight Wisconsin Electric Power Co workers arrived about 15 minutes after being called Collins said Collins sent all Courthouse employees horned except his “Crosetto has since - been released Attorney Nancy Barasch representing Crosetto at today’s court hearing said she may appeal Scjiroeder’s decision to have Crosetto returned to his courtroom She said the action was taken without a motion being filed and proper notice being given "A form of intimidation is his pacing” said Schroeder “It has a menacing effect” r The judge noted Crosetto has been banned from the courts of judges Burton Scott Michael Fisher Earl Morton and Family Court Commission Michael Kehoe because of contempt r Barasch said Crosetto doeg not pace to intimidate people She denied he Is ill-tempered spying he is only trying to do his best to Kenosha News photo by Bill Slel Tremper High School football player Rob Rhey wipes rain from his eyes during this morning’s practice in the rain More than 2 inches of rain Tuesday has sent the monthly total to more than triple the 35-inch average for August Rain keeps on coming v Ji4ev- 5 v ' : In Chicago nearly 050 inches of rain pushed the monthly total to 1418 itiches ectisping the previous record of 1417 in September 1961 Normal rainfall for August in 35 inches 17 7 LincohvNeb had 73 inches ©t rain Tuesday ‘ ’ The National Weather Service in Milwaukeesaid southeastern Wisconsin has had 806 inches of rain so fat this month tying for second place the total set for the month in 1964' Another 078 inches would break ' the single monthly record ' I Fox River at Wilmot Dam today at 53 feet 13 feet below flood stage (Last September’s heavy rains pushed the level to 8 feet) staff He moved his office to the Social Services Building 714 52nd St Collins said people with court cases today should call the Clerk of Courts office Thursday to find out when their cases are rescheduled So far August’s rainfall is more than triple the average according to records kept by the Water Pollution Control Division of the Kenosha Water Utility As of 9 am today Kenosha had received 1167 inches of rain in August compared with 274 inches in August 1986 and an average rainfall for August of 35 inches August has been by far the wettest month of 1987 Other precipitation amounts ranged from a low of 093 inches in February to the next highest rainfall of the year 493 inches during April The weather should slowly dry up a bit going into the weekend said Todd Morris staff meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Milwaukee However tonight and Thursday “there will still be plenty of clouds and it will be gloomy” Morris said give his clients a strong defense “It is utterly worthless in advancing anything for his client” Schroeder said of Crosetto’s behavior He said Crosetto is boorish and self-indulgent Responding to today’s comments by the judge Crosetto said today: “I have no problem with Judge Schroeder except he went off the deep end last week He wanted to put me in my place” Crosetto said Schroeder has taken it upon himself to punish him for his alleged activities in other courtrooms "He should look to himself and get control of himself before he controls me” Crosetto said The lawyer said the obstruction charges no longer are relevant because they were not valid in the first place worse O O Outside story Cloudy with occasional showers tonight Lows around 80 Variable winds becoming northerly 8 to 15 mph Raid chances 80 percent Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers Thursday Highs in the mid 80s Rain chances 40 percent At 11:30 am at the Kenosha News it was 62 with a steady barometric pressure of 3007 The Kenosha County Highway Department reported 68 Here to stay? Pesky Racine pelican not in a hurry to return home — Inside page 13 Add one Sixth-inning single keeps Paul Mohtor’s hitting streak going — In Sports page IS Pirsch sold Investor buys out three partners in Peter Pirsch Co — In Business page 21 Inside story Area Page 7 Business News 2122 Classified 24-27 Comics 19 Deaths 77 5 Editorials 6 Horizon 8-11 Local News 451314 Sports 15-18 Television movies 12 y t IfifcU

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