Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 18, 1987 · Page 16
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1 ^-FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18,1987 .THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL. State rebate checks to be mailed beginning Nov. 15 ANN LANDERS SACRAMENTO (AP) — State Controller Gray Davis says most of the 12 million California households eligible for state tax rebates will get their checks by Christmas. Without waiting for Gov. George Deukmejian to sign the rebate bill into law, Davis told a news conference Thursday that the Franchise Tax Board will begin mailing $1.1 billion in checks Nov. 15 in order to meet the Jan. 15 deadline. Deukmejian last week called the bill's passage by the Legislature "a great victory for California taxpayers. Davis said the rebate v* ill cost the state about $7 million to administer. Writing 12 million checks will be a "considerable workload." addition to our He estimated that 60 percent of the checks, averaging $94, will arrive in time for the holidays, and the rest in the following three weeks. They will equal 15 percent of the taxpayer's 1986 net lax liability before refundable credits, and range from $32 to $118 for individuals and from $64 and $236 for couples and heads of households. The rebates will be sent to everyone who filed a 1986 Personal Income Tax Return form, or applied for renters' credit before Oct. 15, or received homeowners assistance for 1986-87. The order in which checks will be mailed to taxpayers will be largely random, said Gerald Goldberg, executive officer" of the tax board. Whether the rebates will be subject to federal taxation is unclear, Goldberg said. Both he and Davis said they believe they aren't, but that the decision rests with the federal Internal Revenue Service. Davis sent a letter Thursday to IRS Commissioner Lawrence B. Gibbs asking for an answer before Nov. 15 so that notices can be included with the checks. If the rebates are taxed by the federal government, he said, the taxpayers will lose about 10 percent. Just say 'I was wrong' $20,000 per person House provides compensation for WW II Japanese internment WASHINGTON (AP)—The House, on the 200th birthday of the Constitution, today passed a measure apologizing to Japanese-Americans interned during World War n and offering them compensation for their lost civil liberties. The 243-141 vote on the Civil Liberties Act came after more than four hours of often emotional debate. "Perhaps the most egregious violation of our Constitution in the 20th Century was the imprisonment of some 120,000 Americans in World War n... simply on the grounds of their ancestry," House Speaker Jim Wright, D-Texas, told reporters before the House convened. "I do not believe and I didn't believe then that it was constitutional," said Wright, who said he had learned of the program when he returned from flying combat missions against the Japanese ih the South Pacific. Sponsors of the bill include Reps. Robert Matsui and Norman Mineta, both California Democrats who were held in internment camps as children. "For me, it's a very emotional day," Mineta told reporters. "On the 29th of May, 1942,1 was lOVi years old, wearing my Cub Scout uniform as we were herded upon trains. ... And here, on' the 200th anniversary of our great Constitution, we have this legislation before us.... Where else could this happen in this world?" The Senate is expected to approve a similar measure next week; the White House has said President Reagan* s advisers would recommend he Veto the bill in its present form. The bill, the day's only legislation before the House, authorizes $1.2 billion for payments of $20,000 to people of Japanese ancestry who were relocated, confined, held in custody or otherwise deprived of liberty or property under the govern- ment's internment program. An additional $50 million is earmarked for educational programs dealing with the wartime internment. The measure also apologizes for the program, which a government commission recently-concluded had been the result of "race prejudice, war hysteria and a failure of political leadership." And it directs federal agencies to review criminal convictions related to violations of the internment law as well as applications for restitution of positions, status or other losses attributable to discriminatory federal actions. The House rejected 237-162 an'attempt by Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Calif., to delete the $1.2 billion set aside for reparations to individuals while retaining the apology and the education fund. Lungren said supporters of the restitution provision harbored "the misguided notion that the dollar sign is the only sign of contrition" and demanded, "Have we come to the point in America where sincerity jis judged! only by a dollar sign?" Trie internment program stemmed from a 1942 order by President Franklin D. Roosevelt that said the War Department could designate military areas .from which people could be excluded. Subsequent military orders resulted in the exclusion of all people of Japanese ancestry from California, Washington, and Oregon. The orders applied to 77,000 U.S. citizens and43,000 legal and illegal resident aliens. Most of them were moved by the Army to camps away from the West Coast and spent the rest of the warl there. Congress has awarded some $38 million in restitution payments since a 1948 Evacuation Claims Act was passed, but in 1983 a commission estimated that losses up to $2 billion had never been compensated Dear Ann Landers: An open letter to other readers: What simple problem can cause a tremendous amount of trouble in personal relationships? It is the inability to say — "I was wrong." Most of us say or do something wrong several times a day. Usually it is a small thing such as a favor we promised to do and didn't. Or repeating something that would have been better left unsaid. When confronted with the facts, instead of saying, "I was wrong. I'm sorry," we try to cover up or make excuses. Often we cannot even admit it to ourselves. We are afraid to be wrong. So, dear Ann, this is what I tell my grade-school students: When you realize that you have done something wrong: Hold your head up. Look the other person straight in the eye. Say "I made a mistake" (and mean it). Say "I'm sorry. "I will learn from my mistake and do better next time." After you have said this, and meant it, you have done your best to make amends. I try to use these words at least once a day. I've found the bigger the problem, the more courage it takes to say them. Sometimes it takes me weeks, but when I do, I always feel better. Try it. See how much courage you really have. — H.C., Charlottesville, Va. Dear Charlotte: What a great teacher you must be! How lucky your students are to have you. If they never learn anything in your class but this one lesson, you will have made a remarkable contribution to their lives. Admitting that you made a mistake will not damage your credibility, folks. In fact, it will enhance it. Nobody likes to be around someone who is perfect. A flaw can be an asset. A confession of vulnerability makes you a card-carrying member of the human race. Let's hear it for humility. All together now — "I was wrong and I'm sorry!" Dear Ann Landers: I am a widow with two boys, ages 5 and 6. They play well with their peers and behave like little gentlemen in adult company. The problem I am now having is not so much with my sons as it is with the man I'm seeing. Whenever "Tim" comes over he starts roughhousing and agitates the boys until they are so frustrated they strike out at him. This happens in a matter of minutes. , ' . I have talked to Tim privately and told him I do not approve of his behavior with my children. He says, "The kids start it." I have watched him from the corner of my eye, and he is the instigator every time. My sister has observed this also and says his behavior has alarmed her. Instead of trying to relate to the children in a mature way, Tim becomes a child himself. He has been a wonderful friend, is a hard worker and adult in every other way. What is wrong with him, Ann? ; Could he have been a victim of ; child abuse? Could he be a potential ; child abuser? I have decided I don't want to marry this man, but I would like to know what you think. — Frustrated in Fort Worth Dear Fort Worth: I'd say your suspicions are right on. Tim was probably abused as a child and what he is doing is abusing your children. The roughhousing is not harmless. It's a second cousin to tickling children until they cry. If you continue to see him, don't let this man near your sons. He needs counseling. Honig, Deukmejian sit down to lunch SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. George Deukmejian and state schools superintendent Bill Honig met at length Thursday for the first time in seven months, signaling at least a temporary halt to their political feud. Both described the discussions during the 90-mi- nutc luncheon meeting as cordial, and both predicted better relations in the future. Honig said the two made plans to have their staffs meet regularly. The two have been trading barbs since the beginning of the year when Deukmejian introduced his 1987-88 state budget last January, a document Honig described as "a disaster" for public education. The governor, responding, called Honig a "whincr." Montgomery Ward Clearance Outlet CHONinOMHUNNEKOF REFRKERATOK, Gl 'ambushed' in E. Germany WASHINGTON (AP)—A Pentagon official says a Soviet patrol had created "sort of an ambush situation" for two members of an American military liaison team in East Germany, and the Pentagon demanded an explanation why a Soviet soldier fired at the team's vehicle, slightly wounding one of the Americans. The rank and identity of the wounded soldier in Thursday's incident were unknown, but the Pentagon was quick to bring up the March 1985 killing of Maj. Arthur D. Nicholson by a Soviet sentry in East Germany. "We wish to emphasize as we did when (Maj.) Nicholson was killed, their action is inexcusable," a Pentagon statement said. The soldier in Thursday's incident, like Nicholson, was attached to the U.S. Military Liaison Mission Team in Potsdam, East Germany. The military liaison missions were created in 1947 by the four occupying powers in Germany after World War n to foster cooperation: Britain, France, the Soviet Union" and the United States. The Soviet Unin has a team in West Germany. "We need to find out much more about this," said a Pentagon official who insisted on anonymity. "Our men were not in a restricted area. There was no excuse for the use of deadly force. 'They were traveling. They were intercepted. It was like an ambush. They wanted to continue on after the shooting, but they were detained and prevented from doing so." Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger has already called for "strong, immediate" protests to the Soviet embassy in Washington and to military liaison officials in Europe, Pentagon sources said. A Pentagon source reached Thursday night said the United States might take unspecified actions "to restrict the Soviet liaison mission activities in West Germany until we find out what's going on." The Pentagon said the unidentified soldier in Thursday's incident was treated at a West Berlin hospital for a wound in the arm and was released shortly afterward. According to Lt. Alice Prucha, a Pentagon spokeswoman, the two U.S. soldiers were detained for about 20' minutes before being allowed to leave. The American soldier was wounded by a bullet fragment after a Soviet soldier, one of a group of five, fired a rifle burst at the Americans' vehicle, the Pentagon said. Seven rounds struck the vehicle, the Pentagon said. The incident happened at about 9:15 a.m. EOT Thursday some 10 miles northeast of the small town of Neuruppin. The shooting happened as the two Americans tried to leave the area, the Pentagon said. The vehicle was described as a Jeep-like all- purpose vehicle of German make but clearly marked as belonging to the liaison. The Pentagon declined to say why the men were traveling through that section of East Germany. State Department spokeswoman Nancy Beck said there would be no comment Thursday night. No Moscow offices were open to ask for comment at the time the Pentagon reported the incident. Despite the original purpose for their establishment, the liaison missions have evolved to what amounts to sanctioned military intelligence offices. U.S. mission officers are provided special ID cards and license plates for their vehicles and allowed to travel anywhere within East Germany except for posted restricted bases. UNtt$ AND COM 1UVBMK ttl IDWD! APPLIANCE LIQUIDATION! 2flt.65',0rf! HERE ARE JUST A FEW EXAMPLES OF THE GREAT VALUES! ASTROLOGY By Sidney Omar Leo, stick to your principles For Saturday, S»pt 19, 1987 ARIES (March Si-April 19): There will be reason to express joy. Burden is lifted, good news concerns affection, specula- Son, romance. You'll reach more people, you could actually be flirting with lame and fortune.' TAURUS (April 20-M.y 20): Light is shed on area previously "kept secret." Focus on land, real estate, domicile, health of older individual. You'll be on more solid emotional-financial ground. Leo, Aquarius persons play roles. GEkfiNHItoy 21-Auw W): Close rete- tive makes amends for recent error. Be gracious, don't cast first stone. Intuition rings true, reunion U featured along with gourmet dining. Cancer, Capricorn per- Aries message for valuable twit Burden is kited, youV be free of obligation not your own in tVst place. Emphafis on distance, language, social event that could iooXida |rav«l. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Stand tall for principles, realize you soon wW be gamer- ing favorable publicity. Emphasis on showmanship, ways of obtaining needed material, personnel, funding. Taurus, Scorpio persons play roles. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Stpl, 22): Check details, be aware of fine print. You'll learn more about tax, license requirements. Scenario highlights change, travel, variety, gain via written word. Gemini, Sagittarius persons figure prominently. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Ocl. 22): Many of your 'best qualities' become apparent — you'll win friends and influence people as result. 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