Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 14, 1987 · Page 3
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Ukiah, California
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Monday, September 14, 1987
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.THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14,1987-3 Wine and song Admin, is optimistic about Bork chances Despite dire Senate predictions Suzi Bralcken Visitors to the Mendoclno Botanical Gardens In Fort Bragg sampled wines from 75 area wineries, tasted fare from coastal restaurants and heard a variety of classical and Jazz music during "Wlnesong! '87" Saturday. The annual fundralslng event and auction for the Coast Hospital Foundation attracted over 700 guests. U.N. chief begins talks with Iraqis Leader is mum on possible cease-fire BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, who brought his quest for peace to Iran over the weekend, today began talks with Iraq's foreign minister on a cease-Fire in the 7-year-old war. Iraq's state-run newspapers said in editorials today that Baghdad would accept nothing less than full implementation of the U.N. Security Council cease-fire resolution passed July 20. It commits both countries to a halt in hostilities on all fronts and requires Iran to withdraw from Iraqi territory. Iranian President Ali Khamenei told Perez de Cuellar Sunday that Iran would not accept the resolution unless Iraq is branded the aggressor. The U.N. chief and his aides met Foreign Minister Tariz Aziz and other officials at the Foreign Ministry at midmorning for negotiations, said a Foreign Ministry official. He provided no details of the talks. An Iraqi official said Sunday that his country would escalate the war if Iran does not accept the resolution. The United States has said it will seek an international arms embargo against Iran if Perez de Cuellar's mission is not successful. "So far I am neither pessimistic nor optimistic," the U.N. leader told reporters who asked him Sunday about the talks. The 67-year-old Peruvian said he had had very important discussions on various aspects of the resolution" in his two days of talks with Iranian leaders, adding that the discussions dealt exclusively with the implementation of the resolution. He would not elaborate, saying he would convey the results of his mission to the Security Council on Thursday. The official Iraqi News Agency, monitored in Cyprus, said Iraq's ruling Revolutionary Command Council declared after a Saturday night meeting that Iraq will abide by the resolution "provided Iran declares a clear-cut stand in support of the call." An Iraqi official, who spoke on condition he not be identified further, said Iraqwould not permit Iran to stall. "Either they accept the resolution WASHINGTON (AP) — The Reagan administration remains optimistic about Robert H. Bork's ability to win confirmation to the Supreme Court despite dire predictions from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. White House Chief of Staff Howard H. Baker Jr. said Sunday the 60-year-old Bork is a "distinguished jurist who is widely supported, and I'm hopeful will be confirmed, I think will be confirmed by the U.S. Senate." Hearings on the nomination get under way Tuesday morning after two months in which conservative and liberal groups have waged an ideological struggle through news conferences, studies and letter- writing campaigns. As the battleground moves to the place where it counts — the Senate Judiciary Committee — Democrats on the panel say the nominee to replace retired Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. faces an uphill battle. "I think there are many votes that are undecided at this moment, and I think that Judge Bork has a battle ahead of him, that certainly nobody at this moment can predict with cer- tainity that he will or will not be confirmed," Sen. Howard Metzen- baum of Ohio said Sunday on NBC- TV's "Meet the Press." Another member of the Senate committee, Sen. Dennis DeConcin- i, D-Ariz., said he was undecided on Bork. "As a judge he's done fairly well, even though I may disagree with some of his decisions, in my judgment," DeConcini said on ABC- TV's "This Week With David Brinkley." "But prior to that, some of his writings and some of his decisions are very disturbing. ... More than 100 potential witnesses have asked to testify in support or opposition to Bork during the scheduled two-week hearings. Abortion, pornography, the rights of women and racial minorities and legal protection for criminal suspects are just some of the issues to be raised in questions awaiting the first witness — Bork. Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., an undecided member of the committee, said on the ABC program that he would question the nominee about the court's authority to rule on such issues. Bork, a federal appeals court judge since 1982 and before that an outspoken law professor, has produced volumes of speeches, magazine articles and legal opinions that help illuminate his views. "That's what academic writing is supposed to be about — daring and speculative and provocative, trying out ideas," Bork said in an interview with Time magazine published Sunday. But the writings also provide a ready target for opponents hoping to convince wavering senators that he is an extremist. "We're opposing Judge Bork for a set of reasons which we can find in no other nominee in recent years," Ira Glasser, president of the American Civil Liberties Union, said on the ABC program. "His writings and speeches have consistently suggested that the role of the court is illegitimate; that the court should not be deciding what rights people have according to the Bill of Rights; that local government should be deciding." The Justice Department, in a 213-page report released this weekend, responded to the criticisms of Bork, saying opponents of the nominee are misleading the public by portraying the nominee "as biased and close-minded." The ACLU, in a statement issued Sunday, said the Justice Department report was a "misleading effort to divert attention from his radical philosophy." Most believe Court nominee's politics should not be factor in full or they face a more severe war in which we will use weapons we have not deployed yet," he said in an interview. He did not elaborate. Iran and Iraq have not reported any attacks in the Persian Gulf since Thursday, the day before Perez de Cuellar arrived in Tehran. Howeer, both sides reported ground fighting and artillery shelling of border towns during the weekend. In addition to meeting with Khamenei, Perez de Cuellar also talked in Tehran with Prime Minister Hussein Musavi, Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati and the powerful Parliament speaker, Hashemi Rafsanjani. Tehran Radio quoted Khamenei as telling the U.N. leader that Iran has been "dissatisfied with decisions made by the Security Council" but that "considering your good intentions, we hope that this trip will be fruitful." NEW YORK (AP) — Despite sharp reactions to Robert A. Bork's conservative views, a majority of Americans believe a nominee's political leanings shouldn't be used to decide whether he should join the Supreme Court, according to a Media General-Associated Press poll. Bork's conservative views on civil rights and abortion have led an array of civil rights and feminist groups to oppose his nomination. But in the Media General-AP poll, 52 percent said a candidate's legal background, not his politics, should be the basis of any decision to confirm or deny a nomination. Only 31 percent of the 1,223 adult Americans in the nationwide telephone poll said a candidate's political leanings should be the basis of the decision. President Reagan's nomination of the 60-year-old Bork will be taken up by the Senate Judiciary Committee beginning Tuesday. Of Bork, a federal appeals court judge in the District of Columbia, respondents were asked, "do you have a favorable opinion about him, an unfavorable opinion, or don't you know enough about him at this time to have an opinion?" Seventeen percen had a favorable opinion, 13 percent an unfavorable opinion, and 70 percent had no opinion. .Bork was in the national spotlight on Oct. 20,1973, when, as solicitor general, he fired Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox on orders of President Richard Nixon after higher-ranking Justice Department officials refused. The poll results indicated that most Americans also know very little about the justices of the Supreme Court. Among the sitting justices, only Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor had at least a third of respondents voicing an opinion about them. About two-thirds said they did not know enough about Rehnquist to have an opinion about him. Twenty-three percent had a favorable opinion of him, 9 percent had an unfavorable opinion, and 68 percent had ho opinion. USF $MENDOCINO COAST WOMEN'S HEALTH CENTER ; JWOMEN'S HEALTH CENTER IS SEEING PATIENTS' IN WILLITS AT 86 MAD RONE PROFESSIONAL EVERY MONDAY. BEGINNING MONDAY, BSEPT. 14, AN OBSTETRICIAN/ GYNECOLOGIST SAND A NURSE-MIDWIFE WILL BE AVAILABLE SFOR OBSTETRIC, GYNECOLOGICAL AND FAMILY ^PLANNING SERVICES. FOR APPOINTMENT CALL FORT BRAGG OFFICE 9644)259. • ' ******************************** M.A. IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION and/or a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential STUDY IN THE UKIAH AREA • Program can be completed in one year • Scheduled for working professionals • Transfer of previously earned credit is possible • Fully accredited Attend a meeting: Thursday, Sept. 24, 1987 4:00 p.m. Boardroom, Ukiah Unified School District Office 925 North State St., Ukiah, CA Or call: Dr. Gary Brawley (707)485-8741 days, (707)462-4148 eves. FOR SEWER OR SEPTIC SERVICE Call... 462-4012 or 459-5949 UKIHH4 •£* Special Wednesday Bargain Matinee ANY MOVIE ONLY $2.50 DOORS OPEN AT 1:00 pm 1:00 pm until 5:30 pm NOW PLAYING PART MAN, PART MACHINE, ALL COP. Peter Weller Nancy Allen ROBOQOP Tonight at 7:39-9:42 NOW PLAYING NARK HARMON SIMMER SCHOOL TONIGHT AT 7:00 4 10:15 A totally N€W UJfWC motion picture experience... 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The purpose of this public notice is to Inform the public of this possible result and to request comments regarding these: 1) the impact of the proposal being located In flood plain 2) alternative sites or actions that would avoid these impacts 3) methods that could be used to reduce these impacts. Any written environmental floodplaln comments regarding this proposal should be provided within thirty (30) days of this publication to Richard E. AAallory, state director. Farmers Home Administration, 194 W. Main Street, Woodland, CA 956952915. FMHA will make no further decisions regarding this proposed action during this 30 day period. Publication dates: 9/14,15,161987. ——————— COUPON———™— Repeat performance due to great public response! THE BOOK REVUE COUPON SPECIAL WITH THIS COUPON 20% OFF ANYTHING IN STORE TOMORROW TUESDAY ONLY! BOOK MVIM;r ^Jfe*^^ ««-» 77 TOUCHSTONE PICTURES MONEY CAN BUY POPULARITY BUT IT... CAN'T BUY ME LOVE TONIGHT AT 7:36-9:36 Two cops on a stakeout. 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