Fort Worth Star-Telegram from Fort Worth, Texas on January 16, 1981 · 8
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Fort Worth Star-Telegram from Fort Worth, Texas · 8

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Friday, January 16, 1981
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someone who is less familiar with the president personally- The millionaire California lawyer said that as attorney general the nation’s first lawyer serving the American people would be his primary responsibility In addition to being the lawyer representing the American people Smith said "the attorney is also the president’s lawyer" Asked whether he would go along with a Reagan decision if he felt it would be detrimental to the interests of the country Smith said "I hope I would be able to reverse the decision" Several times committee members recalled the Watergate scandals which drove former President Nixon from of fice and the investigation into Billy Carter’s connection with the Libyan government Both were cases in which the Justice Department struggled with investigations of persons with direct or indirect ties to White House officials Smith said if the Justice Department were informed of alleged wrongdoing by the president members of his family or a close aide he would exclude himself from any role in the investigation At other Senate confirmation hearings Thursday: The Foreign Relations Committee voted 15-2 to Recommend Senate confirmation of Alexander Haigto be secretary of state The Foreign Relations Committee on a 164) vote also approved the nomination of Georgetown University professor Jeane Kirkpatrick to be US ambassador to the United Na- tions The Labor and Human Resources Committee postponed a scheduled vote on New Jersey construction executive Raymond L Donovan to be labor secretary The panel asked for an FBI investigation of unspecified "new developments" in Donovan’s case Shop fire damages Buckeye school BUCKEYE La (AP)— A minor fire ?caused considerable smoke damage at all-white Buckeye High School just hours after a state judge who had defied a federal desegregation order agreed to a compromise allowing three white girls to finish the semester there officials said The state fire marshall was asked to investigate the cause of the blaze which broke out in a shop at the rear of the school shortly before midnight The fire reported by a passerby was doused in minutes b”t caused extensive smoke damage officials said School Principal Charles Waite said he did not believe the fire had anything to do with the dispute between a state and federal judge that Thursday prompted blacks and whites to heckle each other outside a courthouse as the two judges reached a compromise The case involved three white girls who sought to attend Buckeye rather than a predominantly black school Before the fire Waite said he would re-enroll Michelle Laborde Lynda McNeal and Ramona Carbo today The Labor and Human Resources panel also quickly approved the nomination of Terrel H Bell former US education commissioner to be secretary of education At the Smith hearing committee members covered a broad range of topics but drew few specif ic answers That prompted Sen Joseph Biden of Delaware the senior Democrat to complain that the 63-year-old Smith had given the panel little idea of how he plans to run the Justice Department Smith said he favors capital punishment for certain "hideous types of crimes" such as mass murders and for killing prison guards He is opposed to the legalization of marijuana Smith a Harvard Law School graduate who went west and joined one of the largest and most prestigious Los Angeles law firms was also questioned at length Thursday about his membership in two private all-male clubs in San Francisco and Los Angeles As a member of the Bohemian and California clubs Smith said he does not believe he is in conflict with “being fully committed to enforcing civil rights statutes" "I do not think we have reached a point in this country where membership in the all-male clubs all-female clubs the Boy Scouts Girl Scouts allwomen colleges all-male colleges or the Davis Cup team should be viewed as evidence of discriminatory attitudes” Smith said Low cholesterol linked to cancer ' CHICAGO (AP) — Doctors who recommend that patients cut back on high-cholesterol foods may facea dilemma with the publication of a new study indicating that low cholesterol levels increase a man’s chances of getting cancer - In a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association researchers reported that low blood cholesterol levels were linked in men to cancer of the colon or large intestine The link was not discovered in studies of women For years doctors have advised people tocut the amount of cholesterol in their diets because of the clear link established by many studies between cholesterol and heart disease Only last week an article in the New England Journal of Medicine showed a correlation between high-cholesterol diets and fatal heart attacks in a 20-vear survey of 1900 men ' The finding about cancer is based on a re-analysis of data from rhe Framingham Heart Study a continuing survey of the diet habits and health of 5209 residents of Framingham Mass that was begun in 1948 The original study collected information on cancers but did not analyze it in detail since the doctors were primarily concerned with heart disease However Dr Robert Williams of the University of Utah Medical School led researchers in a reanalysis of the data and found that men with the lowest levels of cholesterol in their blood had about three times the rate of colon cancer as men with higher levels Men w ith high blood cholesterol also had a lower rate for other cancers but the statistical link was not as strong they said 20th Century-Fox plans video release HOLLYWOOD (AP) — In a bid to reduce piracy and take advantage of the costly advertising campaigns for first-run films 20th Century-Fox says it will market all its new feature films on videodisc and videocassette 90 days after theatrical release 1 “There may be exceptions in terms of delaying it (a movie) but they will be rare” said Steve Roberts president of 20th Century-Fox Telecommunications One of the first Fox films to be made available to home view ers under the new practice announced Thursday w ill be Nine to F we which was released just before Christmas and has been doing well at the box office It and a slower box-office starter The Stuntman are to be available in department stores and home video and specialty shops March 1 Prices will range from $60-$65 for cassettes and $30-$35 for discs said Roberts who said the most successful movie of all time Star Wars would be held from the home video cable and commercial TV markets as long as possible Fox’sannouncement was foreshadowed in April by vice-chairman Allen Hirschfield who set off a storm of controversy among exhibitors when he said the company planned to release home video products at nearly the same time as the theatrical versions Roberts however rejected exhibitor worries that the early release of movies in home video would cut into theater revenues tAl'S CLOSED ON SUNDAYS MONDAYS STRATEGY TO CONJElW INEIGV S j UPsny rniture : Store ’ TO SAVE ON EXPENSES AND GIVE YOU 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