The Desert Sun from Palm Springs, California on October 28, 1988 · 1
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The Desert Sun from Palm Springs, California · 1

Palm Springs, California
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Friday, October 28, 1988
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4 Vjp -Hi 1 t t ft Slow growth for economy 4 1 BusinessBI Patty Duke fulfills dream Carving out creativity LivingBI A3 DS1221B3 31 OAT A MICROFILMING 11329 PO- OOX BURBANK CA £S2S52&h 91510 Serving the Coachella Valley 25C October 28 1988 A GANNETT NEWSPAPER 1 V ' t ' I MSi Whales back in frigid trap $ BARROW Alaska - Faced with thickening ice plunging temperature and the imminent departure of two Soviet icebreakers rescuer late Thursday made a last-ditch effort to free two whales threatened again by the arctic icepack The whales freed briefly after nearly three weeks of confinement in their icebound breathing hole moved closer to open water via man-made breathing holes and channels cut in the ice by the Soviet ships : But as night fell Thursday the whales were in the last breathing hole cut for them with about 300 meters of ice between the whales and open water 2 local lotto tickets worth $416160 Two people in Palm Springs hold Lotto 649 tickets worth $416360 each Or does one player have both? Although nobody won Wednesday night’s $334 million jackpot state lottery officials reported that nine tickets had five correct numbers plus the bonus number Two of those tickets — worth $416160 each - were purchased in Palm Springs - Wednesday’s winning numbers were: 1 4 13 22 26 46 and the bonus number 35 Meanwhile lottomania was again gripping the state Lottery officials estimated that Saturday’s jackpot will reach $55 million making it North America’s richest ever Lottery officials and merchants said ticket sales for the Saturday drawing already were running double an average Thursday Hahn’s pastor faces tax-evasion charges ALBANY NY - Jessica Hahn’s former pastor was indicted Thursday on charges that he skimmed $90000 from his congregation and then tried to persuade Hahn the church’s secretary to lie about it to a grand jury The Rev Eugene Profeta 51 used the money to buy life insurance buy stocks in his wife’s name pay for family functions and finance gambling junkets to Atlantic City in a church-owned plane according to the charges handed up by an Albany County grand jury Election ’stretch’ coverage to begin The Desert Sun on Saturday will begin a countdown to the Nov 8 election with special coverage of campaigns across the Coachella Valley Well offer an in-depth look at races in the 73rd and 76th state Assembly districts and the 37th Congressional District Also on Saturday: A review of the four countywide ballot propositions including Measure A the proposed sales tax increase ' and the controversial Measure B the no-growth initiative T MMMRM11 Today: Fair COACHELLA VALLEY — Low clouds late at night High clouds Saturday Highs in the 80s HIGH DESERT — Low clouds though morning High clouds Saturday Highs 70 to 80 Lows 40s LOS ANGELES — Low clouds clearing to hazy sunshine Highs upper 60s Lows upper 50s MOUNTAINS - Night and morning fog Fair with highs 62 to 70 and lows 85 to 46 COLOR FORECA8TA14 ‘World market’ plan dies By GAVIN MURPHY The Desert Sun PALM SPRINGS - Plans for an "international marketplace” of retail shops and ethnic restauranta in the former Saks Fifth Avenue and JW Robinson’s buildings in downtown Palm Springs have fia-zled Financier Sydney Kim has defaulted mi long term leases for the two buildings which have been empty since Saks moved to the Desert Faahion Plaza in 1985 and Robinson's abandoned Palm Springs for the Palm Desert Town Center in 1987 Originally scheduled to open this month Kim’s international marketplace was to be modeled after the highly successful Fred Segal Bmb ' r V'-'" :j 'VJ vis fV f- PRESIDENTIAL HOG-CALL: President Reagan gives the University of Arkansas Razorbacks’ “Pig sooie” cry at a campaign rally in Little Rock Ark Flynt attorney says ‘hit’ check was for laughs The Associated Press LOS ANGELES - Hustler publisher Larry Flynt’s attorney said Thursday that a $1 million check Flynt gave a soldier of fortune was a joke and a story that it was payment for killing Frank Sinatra and three publishers was concocted later Bizarre behavior by Flynt was at its height when he allegedly wrote the check on Nov 14 1983 to Mit-chel L WerBell for the slaying of Sinatra Playboy publisher Hugh M NEWSMAKER KIMBERLY MAYS Tangled in court war ANDY GOMPERZThe Desert Sun NOT COMING AFTER ALL: Former Saks Fifth Avenue site in Palm Springs displays a window sign promoting International Market Place The building’s owner said Thursday that plans have fallen through shopping arcade on Melrose Ave- Saks building at 490 S Palm Canute in Los Angeles yon Drive and for retail shops at the The plans called for a combina- JW Robinson’s building S33 S tion of ethnic restaurants at the See MARKETPLACEA14 r ! LARRY FLYNT Scoffs at ’hitman’ story Hefner Penthouse publisher Robert Guccione and former TV Guide publisher and US ambassador Walter Annenberg See FLYNTA14 i f5 "S'S v'-s VI '-' v v I Sr'X-r"-j ‘ ---- r mi ilili m A-“- 1'- wfriafcirfHM'Ul ‘Baby swap’ forces brace for custody battle SARASOTA Fla — A couple who believes a child they have never met is their daughter are prepared to push ahead with a courtroom custody battle if necessary their lawyer said Thursday On Wednesday Robert Mays a 43-year-old Sarasota roofing supply salesman revealed that he has told his 9-year-old daughter Kimberly Midwile of the claims of Regina and Ernest Twigg of Langhorae Pa The Twiggs uy their healthy new For convenient home delivery to 12-point 1 Associated Press Thursday He said Americans should vote for the GOP ticket in “self-defense’ because Michael Dukakis favors gun control More politicsAlO Nationwide Computer experts program exams to find incompetents The Associated Press NEW YORK - The Educational Testing Service unveiled plans Thursday for a comprehensive new teacher licensing exam including computer simulations of classroom situations to help states weed out incompetents “There is a widespread and growing concern about the preparedness and effectiveness of beginning teachers and we believe that born was switched for a sickly infant at Hardee Memorial Hospital in Wau-' chula and then hospital records were altered to cover up the baby-selling scheme The child they took home from the hospital Arlena died of a heart defect in August after genetic testing that revealed she could not have been their biological daughter John Blakely the couple’s Florida attorney said “If Kimberly is their daughter they do not know of any fact call 320-6920 or 347 Raze embassy Reagan urges President claims Soviet ‘bugs’ fill Moscow building The Associated Press WASHINGTON - President Reagan recommended Thursday that the new US Embassy in Moscow be razed and rebuilt from the ground up because it is riddled with listening devices that cannot be removed Reagan told reporters the United States has “no choice” in the matter “because there’s no way to rid it of the many listening devices that were built into it” “We’re going to start and have an American-built one” Reagan said One in five still uncertain in latest poll Gannett Newt Service WASHINGTON - George Bush has surged to a 54 percent to 42 percent lead over Michael Dukakis according to a Gannett News Ser-vice-USA TODAY-CNN poll conducted this week But the election may be closer than those numbers indicate In the five key states of California Illinois Michigan Ohio and Pennsylvania — with a combined 144 electoral votes — Bush's lead is only 52-48 The poll of 1255 voters also indicates that nearly one in five aren’t very committed to their choice or have yet to decide But with only 11 days until the election it shows that Dukakis will have to win not only the undecided voters but sway many of those who are leaning toward Bush Bush's lead in the poll completed Wednesday is somewhat larger than the eight-point edge a Washington Post-ABC News poll found earlier this week But it's within the Sea BUSHA14 teacher tests unveiled breakthroughs in research and technology make possible a new kind of assessment that will provide greater assistance fairness and accuracy” said ETS President Gregory R Anrig He expressed hope that the new exam would help put to rest recurring charges by teacher unions and others that existing teacher tests don't accurately assess classroom skills and are unfair to minorities Jane Usdan a spokeswoman for the American Federation of Teachers called the new test “a step in the right direction We have said we need to test teachers differently not only on what they know but on at this time that would cause them not to pursue custody of their child “They are simply driven by their natural paternal and maternal instincts to pursue and protect their own offspring” The Twiggs already have asked a Sarasota court to order a genetic blood test a sophisticated scientific means of determining parentage No hearing has been set Mays has vowed to fight any effort to remove the child - 6665 of the embassy Meanwhile a State Department source disclosed late Thursday that the United States has filed claims against the Soviet Union for $29 million in connection with “defects and delays” in the construction of the embassy In April 1987 administration officials said the United States had filed such a claim but the preliminary total at that time was only about $10 million The claims are to be negotiated by an arbitration panel in Stockholm Sweden The source who spoke on condition of anonymity noted that the $29 million does not include possible reparations by the Soviets for the installation of eavesdropping devices in the building or the eventual costs to replace the building A Wnterassuresi IpIlSfidates' ara competent Si i1 - K'Tbe Oeeert PkM(SPWNWilie presidential eampaljgaXmay be 'boring and ignore real brae but neither Michael ! Dukakis nor George Bush will! lead the country into' 'Thnt was the predictiOQ 'ef ' if veteran’ ‘ Time - magazine ov writer Hugh Sidey who has I- covered This White House for the last 30 years Sidey- -81-iWna 1n-town k Thursday to address the Cali- $ forms Association of Hospital-: ir and Health Systems Convent pi While Sidey has problems f with the torrent campaign 1 process he 'said America- should beta competent hands with either Bush or Dukakis : J“Tbese two fellows may not be John Kennedy and Abra h am: Lincoln but they may surprise ml be said "As we 1 come down to the wire I think f T1MEA14 ' ft -“vt - -y v what they can do” The exam is designed as a licensing tool for beginning teachers and is not intended to assess veteran teachers Anrig stressed Prototypes of the exam as yet unnamed will be field tested in 1990 and a final version is expected to be ready in 1992 according to the Lawrencevilie NJ-based testing service The test eventually is expected to replace the National Teacher Exam a paper-and-pencil multiple choice test taken by some 200000 teaching candidates a year and administered by ETS HD Bridge B14 Coming Saturday Mias America 1988 Kaye Lnt Rae Rafko tells why she’s working for the nation's health 4 d r p

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