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fair and warmer weather details on A-2 city final A Gannett ISewspaper Serving the Inland Empire, San Bernardino, California Copriyht 1980. The Sun Co. Friday, June 13, 1980 23 Cents v y villi 1111 Volcano erupts again VANCOUVER. Wash. IAP) Mount St. Helens, in the third major eruption in a month, blew steam and ash more than nine miles high Thursday night and prompted the evacuation of some people in the area, officials said. "It's a major eruption," said Fete Rowley, a U.S. Geological Survey geologist. He said pebbles of pumice half an inch to an inch in diameter were reported falling in Cougar, about 10 miles south of the mountain. lie said the plume, first spotted about 8:45 p.m. PUT by an Eastern Airlines pilot, rose as high as 52,000 feet. Ash mixed with rain began falling in Portland, some 40 miles south-southwest of the mountain, two hours later, forcing Portland International Airport to close to air traffic. "It looks like an atom bomb," radioed an observer in a U.S. Forest Service plane. "It's very, very black. It's mushrooming way up . . . now there's another one coming. It's still booming, it's really booming.'' Cowlitz County sheriff's deputies said people were being evacuated from the restricted "red zone," within a 20-mile radius of the peak. The area included the (Continued on A-2, column 2 House passes bill to fight housing bias Sun news services WASHINGTON The House on Thursday easily passed what is being called the most important civil rights bill in a decade one that would strengthen efforts to end housing discrimination. On a 310-95 vote, Congressmen passed a bill that would help enforce the 1968 Fair Housing Act. but only after the House narrowly rejected a move that would have effectively stripped the federal Less growth cuts power plant plans By WILLIAM B. ADAMS Sun Business Editor Action by the Southern California Edison Co., based on less-than-ex peeled growth in power demand, may eliminate one power project in San Bernardino County and will delay another that might be located in the county. Given little chance of being built is a proposed oil-fired Lucerne Val- Democrats facing off on platform By WILLIAM RINGLE and ANN DEVROY Gannett News Service WASHINGTON Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's forces have embarked on a strategy of using Democratic platform issues to lure delegates away from President Carter. But, as hearings designed to shape the party platform opened in the Sheraton-Washington Hotel here Thursday, the Kennedy effort was met mainly by repeated calls for party unity from Carter backers. The president's supporters made no attempt to use Carter's overwhelming strength on the Platform Committee to crush down the first Kennedy forays. The strategy of Kennedy's lieutenants is to scramble the Democratic National Convention in August by bringing to the floor six issues they assume they will be (Continued on A-12, column H a o an vVTM SVfl . On fier way i n 1 LI t Sit Graduates of San Bernardino's Pacific High School send up a barrage of balloons to open ceremonies Thursday night. The students had hidden the lighter-than-air decorations under their robes. See page B-2,3 for stories on local graduations. government of powers to fight discrimination. The move failed, 209 to 190. Drafted and supported by a coalition of both Democrats and Republicans, the bill now goes to the Senate, w here a Judiciary subcommittee has adopted proposals weakening federal enforcement powers in the housing market. These weakening amendments could be dropped by the full Senate Judiciary Committee, headed Related story, Metro page ley plant. Delayed is the California Coal Project, w hich has been proposed for one of four sites Etiwanda, near Rice or Cadiz on the Mojave Desert and near Port Hueneme. The two power plants represented the utility's major power construction in California for the next 10 years, officials said. Earlier this year, the utility projected completion of the two plants by the end of the decade. Hearings on the California Coal Project are now being conducted at the State Building in San Bernardino with testimony from utility officials and representatives of. various agencies that might be affected by the plant. The hearings w ill continue in the building's auditorium Monday and Tuesday, starting at 10 a.m. the first day and 9 a.m. the second. The Lucerne Valley plant was to be of 1,290-megawatt capacity using oil as fuel. It was to be used mainly to augment regular generators at peak load times, explained Tom Sparks, Edison district manager. The other plant would produce 1.500 megawatts and use coal slurry, ground coal mixed with water and transported by a pipeline, as its fuel. Originally, it was throught that the Etiwanda location had been eliminated, but just recently it was again under consideration. Projected completion is now put back until 1992. Company officials said new filings with the California Energy Commission later this week will show Lucerne Valley is now a iContinued on A-8, column 3) 'SbL . ti ll VjKt- i; 3 by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., before the measure goes to the Senate floor. However, the outlook for Senate action in this session of Congress is somewhat murky, according to some Senate sources. Supporters contended the legislation was needed because the 1968 legislation had no effective means of enforcement. Under that law, the Department of Housing and Urban Develop Life for the single father is a mental kaleidoscope of happy memories, precious time, remorse and joy. A poignant look at the life of a genuine Kramer vs. Kramer character ... in Sunday's Living section. Eita, the musical sleeper that has had three years of trials and triumphs, is picking up steam in Los Angeles. The L.A. production of the Tony award-winning docu-musical about the vivacious Eva Peron is reviewed in Sunday's Show section. The Stringfellow dump site in the Jurupa Mountains has been closed for eight years. But every time there is a heavy rain residents of Mira Loma and Jurupa down below fear for the health of their children. Why? An update of this problem by staff writer Leonard Metz w ill appear in Sunday's Sun. (Four news sectionsi Bridge D2 Business C14.15 Conversation '. D2 Classified D10-22 Comics B20 Crossword D2 Editorial B22 Living Dl-10 Metro Bl-10 Obituaries B8.10 Sports CI-13 TV-Theater D6-9 Vital Records D10 Coming Sunday J o 11 : J Staff photo by Gail Fisher ment could only mediate complaints alleging housing discrimination. It had no power to actually settle the cases. The Department of Justice could bring suit in housing discrimination cases only where there was "pattern or practice" of discrimination. The new bill would allow HUD to file a housing discrimination complaint before an administrative law judge appointed by the De Officials arrest a suspect in 'Freeway Killer' case LOS ANGELES (AP) A 32-year-old man was booked Thursday in connection with one of the 41 slayings possibly linked to the so-called Freeway Killer, according to police Lt. Dan Cooke. William G. Bonin of Downey was arrested late Wednesday in his van in a darkened alley in Hollywood, where he was allegedly performing sodomy with a young man, Cooke said. The youth, who was not identified, was not charged and was not hurt, Cooke said. Many of the victims of the so-called Freeway Killer have been sexually attacked. The nude bodies of the victims have been found dumped nude near freeways. Bonin was booked for investigation of murder in the slaying of 15-year-old Charles Miranda of Bell Gardens on Feb. 3. Miranda's body was dumped near a freeway in Los Angeles in the 31st such killing. Cooke said evidence gathered by investigators looking into Miranda's death led them to Bonin's pale green van. Cooke said a number of other persons are still under investigation in the case. "At this time, we don't know if all of the murders were committed by the same person or by a number of different persons," Cooke said. The string of slayings in six Southern California counties dates back to the death of 20-year-old Edward Moore of the Camp Pendleton Marine Base in December 1973 at Seal Beach. The latest vic Congress OKs $613.6 billion U.S. budget New York Times News Service WASHINGTON The House and Senate Thursday resolved their differences over the 1981 budget and approved a precariously balanced, compromise budget of $613.6 billion that almost everyone expects will end up deeply in the red. Also approved was a final 1980 budget of $572.6 billion, with a deficit of $47 billion. $24 billion more than initially projected. A fragile, bipartisan budget coalition collapsed in the House, which approved the compromise by a party-line vote of 205-195. Republicans promptly labeled the document a "Democratic budget," and indicated that it would be a campaign issue this fall. (The votes by area representatives was also party-line with Democrats George E. Brown Jr., Riverside, and Jim Lloyd. West Covina, voting for the budget and Republican Jerry Lewis, San Bernardino, opposed.) The compromise was opposed by all but 10 Republicans, as Republicans contended that it , was not really balanced, failed to provide a tax cut, and short-changed national defense. It also was opposed by 55 liberal Democrats w ho contended that it provided too much for defense, and not enough partment of Justice. The judge, in turn, would have authority to settle complaints and impose up to $10,000 in fines if he finds discrimination in rental or sales housing. The Justice Department also would be given greater latitude in prosecuting cases of alleged housing discrimination. The bill allows the Justice Department to pursue (Continued on A-12, column 1 tim was Jay Wells, 18, of Downey. The bodies of two men thought to be victims of the Freeway Killer were found in the San Bernardino area. Michael F. McDonald, 16, of 5674 Linden Ave., Rialto was found Child can sue for birth defect LOS ANGELES (AP) In a precedent-setting decision that could have broad impact on litigation dealing with births and abortions, an appeals court has upheld a child's right to sue for damages because it was conceived and born with a severe genetic defect. The ruling in the so-called "wrongful life" case allows the father of 2-year-old Shauna Temar Curlender to sue two laboratories on her behalf for negligence in allegedly testing her parents improperly for Tay-Sachs disease and erroneously telling them they were not carriers. Shauna has the disease, which results from a genetic defect carried by some members of the Jewish community. Infants born with the condition generally develop normally for about their first six to nine months of life but then regress, becoming blind, losing weight and dying at age 3 or 4. A Superior Court judge had earlier held Shauna had no right to file the suit, which claimed that the negligence of Bio-Science Laboratories and Automated Laboratory Sciences had resulted in her birth with the defect when she would have been better off never having been born at all. But presiding Justice Bernard S. Jefferson of the Court of Appeal panel that sent the case back to the lower court Wednesday said "the reality of the 'wrongful life' concept is that such a plaintiff both exists and suffers due to the negligence of others." Shauna's parents, Hyam Curlender, 32, and Philis Curlender, 31, have also filed suit on their own behalf for emotional and financial damages incurred by having to care for the child, who (Continued on A-12, column 4 for social programs. In the Senate, however, bipartisanship prevailed as the budget was easily approved by a vote 61 to 26, including a vote for the measure by California Republican S.I. Hayakawa. Democrat Alan Cranston did not vote. Experts consider the budget part charade, part reality. Charade because the spending and revenue figures will undoubtedly change with economic conditions. But it is real because it sets legislative (Continued on A4, column 1 Sign-up for draft advances Sun news services WASHINGTON The Senate passed a peacetime draft registration bill Thursday that will require 4 million young men to go to their post offices to sign up in late July. It would be the first such program since 1975. The vote was 58 to 34. The measure must be passed again by the House because it contains a minor difference from the Senate version, but that is expected shortly. Administration officials said they expected President Carter to sign the measure early next week. The only thing that may delay the program in a court challenge promised by the American Civil Liberties Union. It is based on Congress' refusal to require women to register along w ith men. The ACLU and others have argued that the exclusion of women illegally discriminates against men. (Continued on A-8, column 2l strangled and lying along Euclid Avenue south of Pine Street on Jan 3. The nude body of Richard Anthony Crosby, 20, of Wilmington, was discovered near Euclid Avenue, off Highway 71 on Sept. 30 of 1977.

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