Kenosha News from Kenosha, Wisconsin on January 28, 2000 · 3
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Friday, January 28, 2000
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Morning Briefing A summary of the day’s top stories from around the world and around the comer World CUBAN DAD CLAIMS BRIBERY: Elian Gonzalez’s father told US immigration officials that his Miami relatives offered him millions of dollars a house and a car to join the 6-year-old boy in the United States according to court papers filed Thursday And Elian’s Cuban and - American relatives took custody fight to Congress while the nun who was host of the boy’s tense reunion with his grandmothers said she now favors letting him stay A4 CLOSER TO SAINTHOOD: The Vatican on Thursday approved the final step necessary for conferring sainthood on Katharine Drexel a Philadelphia woman who abandoned the life of a socialite to start an order of nuns“dedicated to the poor A4 MAN LINKED TO TERRORISM PLOT: Canada’s intelligence agency said Thursday it had investigated a man now reportedly in custody in Senegal for involvement in an allfeged terrorist bombing plot in the United States A4 Nation STATE OF THE UNION: President Clinton proposed a $350 billion tax cut big spending increases for schools and health care and photo ID licenses for handgun purchases Thursday night as he offered the final agenda of his presidency “The state of our union is the strongest it has ever been’ he boasted Al NEW HAMPSHIRE RACE HEATS UP: Bill Bradley struggling to balance his high-road campaign themes with a need to overtake Vice President Al Gore said Thursday he’d “had it’ with his Democratic rival and pushed ahead with a new more confrontational style George W Bush meanwhile gained the endorsement of Jack Kemp a favorite of conservatives on Thursday and suggested that Sen John McCain’s tax proposals are too like President Clinton’s A3 SNOW AND MORE SNOW: Much of the nation saw snow In Oklahoma schools were closed and employees excused from work Arkansas residents left their jobs by the thousands as up to 15 inches of snow fell A5 j ' (State ELECTION ADS PROPOSAL: A pro I posed rule to clarify when advertising I funded by unidentified third parties qual- ifies as campaign ad material would not i do the job a lawmaker said at a hearing i Thursday C2 1 NURSING HOMES DEFICIT: Wiscon- sin's county-owned nursing homes ran ! deficits totaling $666 million in fiscal year 1998-99 in part because of higher staffing levels according to an audit i released Thursday The Legislative Audit ! Bureau report found that there are 624 i nursing staff members for every 10 resi-j dents at the state’s 47 county-owned facilities compared to 565 staff mem-I bers in private nursing homes TEACHER FOUND GUILTY: An Eau ! Claire high school English teacher is ! guilty of second-degree sexual assault of j a child a St Croix jury decided Thursday ! night Patrick Simon 53 was convicted i of one count of attempted second-j degree sexual assault of a child and one I count of second-degree sexual assault i with an unconscious person Local WATER DEAL REACHED: Kenosha and Pleasant Prairie have reached agreement on a water deal that could have a significant impact on both communities The agreement calls for a rate reduction for Pleasant Prairie residents as soon as the deal is finalized AL CHILDREN SMOKE: Smoking among high schoolers dropped in 1999 for the first time since the government began keeping track at the start of the decade But nearly one in 10 children already are smoking cigarettes in middle school Beverly Jambois chair of the Kenosha County Tobacco-Free coalition said that most kids see it as a way to act like adults Few of them she said look at smoking as a habit that could last a lifetime Al NEW RECOVERY PROGRAM: People with disabilities who are also struggling with addiction problems will have a place to seek help in Kenosha Two related addiction recovery groups for the disabled will open next month with meetings at the Club Breakaway and The Salvation Army Cl Local r y v-l MAYOR IN DC: When It comes to obtainingfederal money for Kenosha like anything in politics it often comes -down to who you know That’s not a new concept for Mayor John Antaramian who served for 10 years in the state Assem-bly before he became mayor In April 1992 He’s now at the US Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington to survey the federal scene C2 HARLEY DEALER DIES: Frank Ulicki founder of Kenosha's only Harley-David-son motorcycle dealership died Thursday The man friends family members and customers called “Uke’ started the business in 1930 C3 FRIDAY JANUARY 28 2000 A3 AP PHOTOS Bill Bradley shoots baskets at the Portsmouth High School gym In New Hampshire on Thursday Bradley vows confrontational campaign style against Gore STRATHAM NH (AP) — Bill Bradley struggling to balance his high-road campaign themes with a need to overtake Al Gore said Thursday he’d “had it” with his Democratic rival and pushed ahead with a new more confrontational style '( With polls suggesting Gore has been moving ahead just days before the New Hampshire pri- mary Bradley indicated the accusations and sharp jvords he had for the vice president in their debate on Wednesday were no one-night strategy “How you run a campaign is how you govern That was the point I was making and I waited a long time to make it” Bradley said “Last night I decided I’d had it and I’m going to call my oppo-nent on what he’s been doing” '4 said Bradley “Making that point several times struck a positive chord in a lot of people who had just been waiting essentially for him to be called out” v Gore’s camp said Bradley was ’ showing desperation ? But Bradley who accused Gore of campaign dishonesty y said he felt comfortable and was ' getting a good response from vot-ers candidacy if you’re so dishonest on national TV” she said Gore replied “I have always supported Roe vs Wade I have always supported keeping abortion legal And it’s true early in my career I voted to restrict the use of federal funding in some circumstances but over the years I’ve come to the view thata federal funding ought to be avail- able” '-' In addition to the tougher rhetoric Bradley stepped up his - schedule Thursday and there was a new air of urgency surrounding his campaign entourage He opened the day at one frigid outdoor rally collected the endorsement of environmental activists at another and rotated through a series of town meetings in a crowded campaign V Bush raps McCain tax plan MANCHESTER NH (AP) — George W Bush gained the endorsement of Jack Kemp a favorite of conservatives on Thursday and said the Republican Party needs a presidential nominee who can debate the Democrats “not mimic them” He suggested that Sen John McCain’s tax proposals are too like President Clinton’s McCain meanwhile said he’d ' devote a projected $1 trillion 10-year budget surplus bonus to paying off the national debt by 2013 instead of adding it to the proposed tax cut that Bush says would be too little to protect against the spending habits of Washington politicians The Arizona senator also said he’d be a better debater against Vice President Al Gore because “Bush stands mute on campaign finance reform” ' “It’s much easier for me to attack Clinton and Gore because I have the high ground” said McCain who is a strong advocate of campaign finance changes He holds the edge over Bush Gore tells Voters he wants to debate Bradley twice a week Indeed 76year-old Sherry y Taylof said ’’I thinly the fact that he showed a little more vitality !- last night was good” She added “I felt better about him and I was all set to go for Gore” On the other hand Bond i- Perry a Bradley supporter said he liked the candidate’s higher energy level but “I didn’t like Vwhat he did last night There was like desperation” Gore addressing employees of a high-tech firm in Manchester on Thursday said anew that £ Bradley was turning the cam-paignhiegative -fr 4 “I don’t understand how someone can condemn negative attacks while in the same breath can make negative attacks” GofesaicM - 1 O&i of Bradley’s contentions in the 'debate was that Gore had been inconsistent on abortion rights including voting as a member of Congress to restrict abortion rights And that idea was brought back to Gore on Thursday He was appearing on a New Hampshire public radio call-in show when a woman who identified herself as Sara accused him of lying about ' his abortion record in-the debate “I dou’t know how I can support your' day yw Along th6$a?he 'stopped by grocery andCoriyehienqe stores for chaotic handshaking At one stop he hein&i shoppers bag groceries He bdught donuts at another 1 “Pull it off I’m with you ’ urged 74-year-old Ed Rein at one stop “With your help I will” Bradley responded His shift in approach had been under discussion internally for days since Bradley was hammered in Iowa’s leadoff caucuses Surrogates such as Nebraska Sen Bob Kerrey have been battering Gore in public arguing he’s been distorting Bradley’s record and have been pushing Bradley in private to become more aggressive The risk for Bradley is to his core appeal as the nontrad’tional politician who is'hbove attack politics Bradley is also running a new batch of positive television commercials in the state in polls of likely voters in the New Hampshire presidential primary next Tuesday But the Texas governor said he has a good chance of winning and can withstand losing anyhow Campaigning in Nashua Bush said he hopes New Hampshire Republicans will choose him as a candidate “who can win who can unify the party” “I think when the Republicans go into the booths in New Hampshire and around the country it’s important to nominate somebody who will be able to debate the Democratic nominee on key issues not mimic them” Bush said In Jaffrey Bush stood in the front hall of a white brick colonial home built in 1830 and told townspeople he is a man “on a mission to lift the spirit of Amer- Number of officers killed on duty down c WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty-one law enforcement officers were murdered on duty in the United States during 1998 a decline of almost 13 perceht from the previous year the FBI reported Thursday Releasing final figures for 1998 the FBI said nine fewer officers were slain at work that year than the 70 killed in 1997 The drop is consistent with a nationwide decline in all types of crime since the mid-1990s Firearms continued to be the most frequent weapon for killing officers Handguns accounted for 40 of the murders in 1998 rifles' for 17 and a shotgun for one The other three were attributed to a vehicle a blunt instrument and a bofhb AP PHOTOS Sen John McCain holds a town hall meeting Thursday In Hampton Beach NH the Wednesday night debate made his point “When he said his tax plan was similar to President Clinton’s tax plan it made it real clear the difference of opinion on taxes” Bush said What McCain said was that Clinton had moved toward a plan like his not the other way around Jack Kemp left endorses George W Bush on Thursday ica” And to cut its taxes he said so that surplus funds won’t be spent “on a bigger more intrusive federal government” Bush said a McCain remark in Bush aides said they were considering producing an ad off that exchange Campaigning Thursday in Hampton Beach and Newington McCain rolled' his eyes when told of Bush’s comments “He’s spinning like Bill Clinton” McCain said Bush got a boost during the day when Kemp the Republicans’ 1996 vice presidential nominee endorsed him at a campaign event at a Nashua defense technology plant “Governor Bush is the one who can inspire the Congress who can inspire the nation” said Kemp who endorsed Forbes in 1996 before the publisher dropped out He called Forbes a good friend and suggested that perhaps Bush should name him treasury secretary OPEN MOUSE ESTABLISHED 1978 and Fall 2000 Registration For ages 2 Yz through - 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