The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California on October 31, 1986 · Page 1
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San Bernardino, California
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Friday, October 31, 1986
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PLAY Cloning tho case of the Lakers begin WIN "A MEW CAR Magic Kingdom caper new season LlvingD 1 SporisCI Inland EmpireB4 -"l CAM DCDMAOniKIH COUNTY FRIDAY25C OCTOBER 31. 1986 METRO EDITION Sad sack Bishops told, to stomp out pro-gay views 1 iff" -OX 8 mnmamammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm- N.i.ijjWJU.yjwfyj ,v - - f, yj',, - ', ) 3 A fJix '' -ji1. ,' &fi 1 :.. U.S. to sell Honduras advanced jet The New York Times WASHINGTON The Reagan administration has agreed to offer Honduras a more advanced jet fighter and to upgrade its aging squadron of warplanes. State Department officials said Thursday. The decision, if the deal is concluded, would represent a reversal of a U.S. policy of not being the first to introduce advanced fighter planes into Central America. The step was taken in anticipation of what officials said was a possible military confrontation between Honduras and neighboring Nicaragua as the U.S.-backed insurgency in that country increases with the infusion of $100 million in new American aid. In Nicaragua, a senior Foreign Ministry official assailed Washington's plan, calling it "a direct slap in the face to the Contadora peace process." Diplomats and military experts in Managua, the Nicara-guan capital, said this week that despite the addition of new attack helicopters, the Nicaraguan air force still did not pose a threat to nearby countries. The administration recently decided that urgent steps had to be taken to replace and upgrade Honduras' squadron of 12 Super Mystere B-2 fighters, officials said. They asserted that modernization of the Honduran air force, the only one in the region besides that of Mexico to have fighter planes, was necessary for Honduras to maintain a military balance with the Sandinista forces in Nicaragua. The Hondurans have a 17,500-man army; the Nicara-guans, by comparison, have 70,000 regular troops and 60,000 reserves, a State Department official said. After intensive discussions within the administration, the United States has decided that Honduras is eligible to buy either the American-built F-5E fighter or the Israeli-built Kfir fighter as replacements in the next two years for the Super Mystere, which Honduras bought from Israel in 1977. Israel had modified these French-built planes and used them in the 1973 war in the Middle East Both the F-5E and the Kfir can be used as air-defense interceptors or offensively in missions such as attacking ground targets. The total cost for either plane would exceed $100 million, See JETBack page By SAMUEL KOO Associated Press VATICAN CITY The Vatican instructed bishops Thursday to stamp out pro-homosexual views within the Roman Catholic church and oppose any attempt to condone homosexuality through legislation or other means. In a letter to the bishops approved by Pope John Paul II, it accused pro-homosexual groups of "deceitful propaganda" and trying to gain a foothold in the church, which has 810 million followers. "Increasing numbers of people, even within the church, are bringing enormous pressure to bear on the church to accept the homosexual condition as though it were not disordered and to condone homosexual activity," it said. The Vatican told the bishops and priests not to support organizations that "seek to undermine the teaching of the church (on homosexuality), which are ambiguous about it, or which neglect it entirely." The 15-page letter was dated Oct 1 and made public Thursday. It was drawn up by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the watchdog of doctrinal deviation headed by West German-born Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. He said the letter was being sent because the controversy about homosexuality "even in Catholic circles" has become a matter of "sufficiently grave and widespread importance." An Italian homosexual rights group named Fuori (Outside) is- Pope John Paul II Approved 15-page Vatican letter sued a statement calling the church document "just a futile attempt to force discrimination by those who, perhaps because of love based on true faith, have discovered tolerance." In its instructions, Ratzinger's agency reiterated the Vatican position that homosexual acts are sins. "An overly benign interpretation" has been given to the homosexual condition, which "must be seen as an objective disorder," it asserted. Prelates in some countries, including the United States, have struggled with government authorities over homosexual rights. Church leaders in New York City unsuccessfully contested an action designed to protect homo-See VATICANBack page Segura, who has spent the past eight years in state prison at Sole-dad, was convicted Oct. 19, 1978, of murdering Leon, the son of San Bernardino homicide Detective Angel Leon. During Segura's trial, Riggins, now 30, testified he was driving a car in which Segura, Leon and two other people were riding the night Leon was shot to death. Segura and Leon were arguing passionately in Spanish when Riggins heard two shots, he said. Another man in the car, Nicholas Cummings of San Bernardino, asked "Why?" several times, and someone ordered Riggins to keep 1 driving, he said. Riggins later ' obeyed an order to stop, then saw -Segura and Cummings who '. eventually pleaded guilty to being ; an accessory to murder carry- -See MURDERBack paga Witness says he lied at S.B. murder trial Police deny influencing testimony over 1978 shooting of officer's son DANIEL A. ANOERSONThe Sun potatoes, 9-year-old Jesse Covington of Rialto looks like one glum he wasn't named one of the semifinalists In the Halloween costume Bernardino. The contest finals are scheduled this afternoon. Gann measure heading for lopsided loss J hi I j A high-salaried administrators, but low- and middle-echelon employees including teachers, police officers and court workers can count on less money from the massive overhaul of pay scales that would follow passage of Proposition 61, critics say. "It's clear that a government employee way down the career ladder will or may be impacted, because it's optimistic to think someone who makes $20,000 a year won't receive some cut," said Bert Bream, assistant admin-See GANN Back page Kissinger PM'y""l"' - Viet NEW YORK when it went did not think achieved there, Kissinger "The depth and surely to win," the December "I think the that this was he said. Author of initiative admits he may haveblundered its wording By JUUE ANNE DART Sun Staff Writer SAN BERNARDINO A man whose testimony landed Jimmy David Segura in prison for 25 years to life for murdering a San Bernardino police officer's son now says investigators persuaded him to testify falsely. But a San Bernardino Police Department spokesman denied that authorities offered to drop accessory-to-murder charges against Ricky Joe Riggins if he agreed to he and testify that Segura murdered David Angel Leon, 21, in March 1978. "I'm absolutely confident that did not happen," said Lt. Wayne Harp. "There's nobody down here who would say they'd give someone a free ride on a case if they falsified testimony." By ALAN MfTTELSTAEDT and JULIE ANNE DART Sun Staff Writers Stung by new polls showing heavy opposition to his government pay limit proposal, Paul Gann concedes he may have blundered in the wording of Proposition 61 which San Bernardino County officials say could cost local taxpayers at least $66 million. A poll by Teichner Associates this week shows a lopsided defeat, by 40 percent to 17, with a large undecided vote of 43 percent. - Dressed as a 100-pound sack of spud Thursday after he found out contest at Central City Mail in San Election'86 Proposition 61 Proposition 61 has drawn little organized support outside of Gann's People's Advocate Inc., but has roused the ire of scores of groups representing public employees, teachers, university fac rpnturv. said J. Murrav Mitchell, senior research climatologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "But it is another bit of evidence that the climate has been changing in a way that points the finger of suspicion at the greenhouse effect," Mitchell said Thursday during a telephone interview from Silver Spring, Md. The greenhouse effect is the phenomenon by which the burning of fossil fuels in industrialized society produces carbon dioxide and other gases that prevent Earth's heat from escaping into space. Glass panes trap heat in greenhouses in much the same way. Scientists have said such global warming could alter weather patterns to disrupt agriculture by See GREENHOUSEBack page Alaska permafrost gives clue to 'greenhouse effect' ulty, business and labor. The measure limits the governor's annual pay to $80,000 and restricts wages of the secretary of state and other constitutional officers to $52,000 and all other officials to $64,000, or 80 percent of the governor's salary. Saving sick leave and vacation time from year to year would be forbidden by the measure. Consultants and attorneys who work for public agencies could be paid no more than $75 an hour, or a total of $64,000 a year. The measure appears to stalk UPDATE WEATHER Partly cloudy Partly cloudy, breezy and cooler today. De-tailsA10 INSIDE Ann LandersD4 BusinessB8 ClassifiedC7-20 Comics09 CrosswordC11 Ed MauelB2 Inland EmplreB1-4 UvlngD1-10 MoviesD6 ObltuariesB4 OpinionA9 SportsC1-7 TVD5 The Sun, 1986 A Gannett Newspaper Henry Babies babies navy off the few American move mistake' (AP) America made a mistake strongly into Vietnam because it out properly what could be former Secretary of State Henry says. of our involvement was a mistake, a mistake if we were not prepared Kissinger said in an interview in Penthouse magazine. fundamental analysis was wrong, the cutting edge of world revolution," VS. craft in Cuba MIAMI (AP) A Coast Guard helicopter on a rescue mission Thursday was allowed to refuel in Cuba in what officials said may have been the first landing of a U.S. military aircraft there since the early years of the Castro government Cuban authorities agreed to send a bill for the fuel back with the crew of the H-3 helicopter, which had been called out to look for one of seven people who had been aboard the sunken 100-foot coastal freighter New Year. Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Jim Simpson said officials were checking records to see if the landing was a first A Coast Guard Falcon jet and a propeller-driven C-130 were sent out from Florida with the H-& When the helicopter ran low on fuel, the Coast Guard asked Cuban authorities for permission to refuel LOS ANGELES (AP) Frozen ground beneath the Alaskan Artie has warmed 4 to 7 degrees in the past century, providing more circumstantial evidence that the "greenhouse effect" is heating Earth's climate, a government study says. The warming of the subsurface frozen layer, or permafrost, was detected in two dozen old oil exploration wells drilled since the 1950s beneath Alaska's North Slope, says the study by Arthur Lachenbruch and B. Vaughn Marshall, geophysicists with the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park. Their findings, published in the Nov. 7 issue of the journal Science, don't prove the greenhouse effect caused the warming of Earth's climate as seen in air temperature records from the past born in ship following Salvador quake mothers, the babies were automatically granted Mexican citizenship under terms of the Mexican constitution, the daily newspaper El Universal reported Thursday. The navy's report on the ship activities said 10 of the babies were born normally and three by Caesarean section. MEXICO CITY (AP) Thirteen have been born on a Mexican ship that has been anchored coast of El Salvador since a days after the Oct 10 earthquake that rocked that Central nation, the navy says. Although born to Salvadoran

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