The Modesto Bee from Modesto, California on August 11, 1989 · 2
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The Modesto Bee from Modesto, California · 2

Modesto, California
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Friday, August 11, 1989
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A-2 Friday August 11 1989 The Modesto Bee Digest People When all else fails bore ’em to death Media search for a Bond get rather hum-drum Bloch From Bee news services Felix Bloch the most visible spy suspect ever is paying back the news media for all the attention lavished on him His fiendish method: exercise and overexposure On Wednesday he sat on a park bench for two hours enjoying the cool bright day as much as anyone can with microphones brushing his lips and lenses trained on his face He reached down to pet his poodle Mephisto and a dozen cameras whirred He stretched back hands behind his head and a dozen microphones stretched out too “I’ve developed a real symbiotic relationship with the media” said Bloch who has been leading a caravan of FBI and newspeople since it was revealed he is suspected of spying for the Soviet Union The government has brought no charges and Bloch is free to do what and when he pleases “I’m amazed that people have nothing better to do” he said to a reporter Tuesday he went for a 22-mile walk trailed by his entourage “I normally don’t take walks like that but I had the time and the weather was propitious” Bloch said “I had the inclination It was time to prove to myself perhaps that I could outlast the media and the FBI But they cheated They rode part of the way They rented bikes they brung in other teams They may even have been in a helicopter overhead” Governor off to Morocco For a man who didn’t even have a passport until he was elected to his second term as governor George Deukmejian is fast becoming an international jet-setter Since his 1986 re-election trade missions have taken him to Great Britain France Belgium Japan Australia Hong Kong the Philippines South Korea Mexico Switzerland and West Germany Now comes word that he will travel to Morocco next week to attend the 70th birthday party of publisher Malcolm Forbes Deukmejian will be one of about 800 guests Aug 19 at Palais Mendoub Forbes’ castle overlooking the Mediterranean in Tangier He will leave by chartered jet from John F Kennedy Airport in New York to rub shoulders with such luminaries as actress Elizabeth Taylor media personalities Walter Cronkite and Barbara Walters designer Oscar de la Renta and Chrysler Corp Chairman Lee Iacocca Forbes will foot the travel bills for Deukmejian and his wife Gloria Former senator for hire Ernie Konnyu who lost his position last year as US representative from San Jose’s 12th Congressional District is looking for a job It says Weather Felix Bloch Mephisto dogged by media Art Linkletter Ernie Konnyu so in the Wall Street Journal’s classified ads under the heading “Positions Wanted” The six-line ad lists an impressive resume for Konnyu including experience as an auditor and as an Air Force major He knows some world leaders and even met the pope once The ad — which says Konnyu is seeking employment as a board member executive or consultant — is appearing in the national paper this week Assassination photos missed A photographer has sued authorities for $2 million claiming they lost photographs that he took of the assassination of Robert F Kennedy — the most important pictures that he says he’s ever taken Jamie Scott Enyart of Santa Monica said the Los Angeles Police Department the FBI and Secretary of State March Fong Eu were responsible for losing more than 100 photos he turned over to police as evidence He filed his lawsuit Tuesday in federal court in Los Angeles Enyart was just 15 and an aspiring photojournalist when he and a friend sneaked into the Ambassador Hotel on June 5 1968 — the night the New York senator was shot while seeking the Susan Dey Harry Hamlin gave clothes Democratic presidential nomination Enyart said he took pictures all evening including during party and late-night speech He claims he had the only photo document of the beginning middle and end of the shooting Enyart had planned on putting together a book based on the assassination Lawyer’s suit donation Susan Dey one of the stars of television’s hot “LA Law” has donated one of her costumes — a suit she has worn on the series — for a celebrity auction for the Housing Now coalition The suit has become a hot item in Washington — Lawyer City USA In fact when word circulated that Dey had donated the suit one lawyer sold 25 of the $25 tickets in 10 minutes to the Sept 9 event termed a “celebrity yard sale” Pleased with the popularity other “LA Law” cast members — Harry Hamlin Jimmy Smits Corbin Bernsen and Michael Tucker — also have donated items of clothing worn on the show Among other items that will be auctioned by Jon Voight Veronica Hamel and Dick Gregory to benefit the housing coalition are one of former Supreme Mary Wilson’s gowns one of country singer Larry Gatlin’s hats and the cape Valerie Harper wore when she played Rhoda on the “Mary Tyler Moore Show” Linkletter recuperating Author and television personality Art Linkletter was listed in good condition Thursday after being hospitalized with chest pains apparently caused by high blood pressure a hospital spokesman said “He’s awake alert and talking” said Rich Elbaum a spokesman at the University of California Medical Center in Los Angeles The popular humorist was admitted Wednesday night and was diagnosed Thursday Elbaum said Linkletter was stricken soon after appearing on CBS’ “The Pat Sajak Show” Today’s chuckle Dieting is like fighting for truth justice and the American waist — Submitted by Pat Narry of Columbia Heard a good one lately? Write it down along with your name address and phone number and send it to The Great Chuckle Contest The Modesto Bee Newsroom PO Box 3928 Modesto 95352 Today’s forecast Modesto weather data LOCAL FORECAST: Sunny today Highs ranging around 95 Light winds Fair tonight Lows ranging around 66 EXTENDED OUTLOOK: Warm and sunny Valley highs from the upper 80s to 90s Lows from the mid-50s to 60s Mountain resort highs from the mid-70s to low 90s Lows from the 40s to 50s TEMPERATURES: Thursday minimum 66 maximum 91 mean 785 MODESTO HOURLY TEMPERATURE READINGS: RECORD EXTREMES: Temperature extremes on record for Modesto for Thursday since 1947: Highest 106 in 1971 lowest 50 in 1949 PRECIPITATION IN INCHES: As of Thursday 8 pm 00 season beginning July 1 08 last year this date 00 normal to date 03 RELATIVE HUMIDITY: Thursday minimum 28 maximum 79 AGRICULTURAL BURN INFORMATION: Phone 525-4653 Riverreservoir reports STANISLAUS RIVERNEW MEL- ONES: Storage 754700 acre-feet Elevation 905 feet Inflow 722 second-feet Release 250 second-feet TUOLUMNE RIVERDON PEDRO: Storage 1146147 acre-feet Elevation 74616 feet Inflow 1459 second-feet Release 2731 second-feet MERCED RIVERLAKE McCLURE: Storage 222445 acre-feet Elevation 68315 feet Inflow 61 second-feet Release 1 375 second-feet SAN JOAQUIN RIVER: Elevation Newman 482 feet (Flood warning 63 feet) Vernalis 88 feet (Flood warning 251 feet) Forecasts MOTHER LODE: Sunny today Highs from the upper 80s to 103 Northwest wind to 15 mph Fair tonight Lows from the 60s to low 70s SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA: Low clouds and fog clearing to near the coast by midday Highs from the 60s 4" to mid-80s Afternoon sea breeze from 10 mph to 25 mph Coastal clouds and fog moving inland tonight Lows from the 50s to low 60s SALINAS VALLEY: Clouds and fog this morning clearing in the north Sunny in the south Highs from the mid-60s in the north end to mid-90s in the south Northwest afternoon wind from 15 mph to 30 mph in the north and southwest wind to 25 mph in the south Low clouds and patchy fog moving into the north tonight Fair elsewhere Lows in the 50s SACRAMENTO VALLEY: Sunny today Highs in the 80s in the delta and from the upper 80s to mid-90s elsewhere Southwest delta wind from 10 mph to 25 mph South wind to 15 mph elsewhere Fair tonight Lows from the mid-50s to mid-60s NORTHERN SIERRA LAKE TAHOE: Mostly sunny this morning Increasing clouds in the afternoon with a slight chance of thunderstorms south of Lake Tahoe Clearing this evening YOSEMITE: Partly cloudy this morning Widely scattered thunderstorms developing in the afternoon Widely scattered thunderstorms this evening then clearing MONTEREY BAY AREA: Low clouds and fog partially clearing this afternoon Higns from the mid-60s to mid-70s Low clouds and patchy fog tonight Lows from 50 to 55 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Low clouds and fog at night and In the morning along the coast otherwise fair today Higns at the beaches from 68 to 73 Inland valleys from 88 to 96 Lows from 61 to 68 The nation’s weather SUMMARY: Showers and thunderstorms were scattered from the northeast Gulf of Mexico across the northern Florida peninsula to the middle Atlantic coast on Thursday In the West persistent thunderstorms forced a debris-clogged stretch of the Los Angeles Aqueduct to overflow while flash flooding prompted evacuations stranded motorists and damaged homes crop land and highways across a wide swath of Southern California Light rain fell over Kansas and Oklahoma and widely scattered showers and thunderstorms occurred over northeastern South Dakota Much of the area from the Mississippi Valley to the Appalachians had fair weather due to a large area of high pressure centered over southeast New York State FORECAST: Showers and thunderstorms scattered across much of the middle and southern Atlantic coast states and in the West across the plateau and Rockies Fair weather to cover much of the rest of the nation High temperatures in the 70s from the Carolinas to New England portions of the Great Lakes and along the Pacific coast Highs In the 90s across the Florida peninsula much of the northern Plains eastern Oregon and from southern Texas across the southern Rockies and southern Plateau into California Highs above 100 in the desert southwest and interior valleys of Southern California Temperatures were expected In 80s across the rest of the nation Almanac SUNRISE today: 6:16 a m SUNSET today: 8:02 pm SUNRISE Saturday: 6:17 a m SUNSET Saturday: 8:00 pm First Full Last New quarter moon quarter moon 03 Aug 9 Aug 16 Aug 23 Aug 31 Temperatures Local DELTA BLOOD Bank issues a call as supply drops to less than 80 percent of the needed units for 18 hospitals Page B-1 VALLEY SMOG standards call for best emission control technology but some fear rules will be watered down Page B-1 MAN PLEADS no contest to trying to sell a friend’s 4-month-old baby girl and is sentenced to six months in jail Page B-2 State TWO LA POLICE officers bring Robert J Bar-do back to face murder charges in the killing of actress Rebecca Schaeffer Page B-5 PEGASUS A WINGED rocket built for low orbit satellite insertion is unveiled before its flight test program begins Page B-5 INSURANCE COMPANIES must pay for cleaning up toxic pollution the state Supreme Court rules Page B-5 Nation ' J TRUMP SHUTTLE jet skids down a runway after the Boeing 727 lands with its nose gear still retracted Page A-6 PRESIDENT BUSH names Army Gen Colin L Powell as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Page A-3 AIR FORCE secretary briefly breaks the official silence to confirm the Columbia shuttle crew’s deployment of a satellite Page A-5 World BUSH ADMINISTRATION says there might eventually be direct US-Iran talks on the Middle East hostages Page A-10 DEATH TOLL climbs to at least 112 with 205 people injured in Mexican train disaster Page A-10 US OFFICIALS say their visit to a Ural Mountains prison camp convinced them the Soviets hold political prisoners Page A-11 Sports PGA CHAMPIONSHIP lead-erboard looks like old times as Arnold Palmer Jack Nicklaus and Torn Watson vie for the top Page F-1 DENNIS ECKERSLEY earns his 23rd save in 25 opportunities as the Oakland A’s beat the Chicago White Sox 4-1 Page F-1 49ERS RECEIVE a double dose of bad news as Chris Washington breaks left leg and Jamie Williams fractures finger Page F-1 Business PACIFIC BELL management and striking workers accuse both sides of misinformation as strike enters its sixth day Page B-6 NO 2 MAN in state department of agriculture is chosen to head federal government’s Agricultural Marketing Services Page B-6 MORE THAN 300 people file into Modesto’s new Costco warehouse during the store’s first 30 minutes of business Page B-6 Living FATHERS PLAY a key role in shaping their daughters’ self-image by easing the burden of sexism Page H-1 SMALL CLAIMS stir up large passions when well-heeled residents of Beverly Hills tangle in the courtroom Page H-1 JELL-0 SHOT the latest libation craze in East Coast bars is jiggling its way westward Page H-2 And we quote “We know of no hard facts that would lead us to take action to ground the DC-10” — James B Busey of the Federal Aviation Administration Page A-6 The Modesto Bee AND NEWS HERALD Vol 112 No 223 Published daily and Sunday by McClatchy Newspapers owner and publishers Advertising business circulation editorial and production offices: 14th & H streets Modesto Ca 95352 Member ol the Associated Press and the Audit Bureau of Circulations The publisher shall not be liable lor any error In published advertising unless an advertising proof is requested In writing and clearly marked for corrections If the error Is not corrected by the publisher Its liability If any shall not exceed the space occupied by the error Further the publisher shall not be liable tor any omission of an advertisement ordored to bo published On written request the publisher will reschedule and run the omitted advertisement at advertiser's cost All claims for adjustment must be made within 30 days In no 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