Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 20, 1987 · Page 1
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Ukiah, California
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MAGIC NUMBER 6 Urlbe, Clark crack homers In win Page 12 Soviet official apologizes for U.S. soldier's shooting Page 3 WEATHER MENDOCINO COUNTY — Coastal clouds and fog today, otherwise fair. Smoky areas in the northern mountains. Coastal highs upper 50s to mid 60s. Inland valley highs 85 to 95. Mountain highs in the 70s. Temperatures H L Friday 92 50 Last year 64 46 Saturday 94 50 Last Year 64 49 Rainfall overnight rainfall 0.00 Year to date 00.00 Last year 00.00 Ukiah Daily Sunday, September 20,1987 1987, Donrey, Inc. 'Journal Vol. 127 No. 131 32 pages Serving MendocinoCounty, Calif 50 cents Reagan wary of accord Won't sign If NATO weakened WASHINGTON (AP) — President Reagan won't sign a new U.S.-Sovict arms accord banning intermediate-range weapons if it weakens NATO or lacks sufficient anti-chcating measures, his chief of staff says. "We're far enough along so that, before the president signs a treaty — if he signs a treaty — we'll be fully convinced that we have adequate verification," Howard Baker said Friday. Baker also emphasized that Reagan will demand "military sufficiency for the defense of NATO and the defense of the United Slates" before stripping the superpower arsenal of the intermediate-range weapons. The Reagan administration unveiled a U.S.-Soviet "agreement in principle" on Friday lhat would ban the so-called INF .missiles. The understanding was hammered out over three days of negotiations between Secretary of State George Shultz and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze. Reagan tald he was "pleased to note that an'agreement in principle was reached to conclude an INF treaty," and then quickly ducked out, leaving Shultz to discuss details of thepact. The agreement would be the first nuclear arms accord of Reagan's presidency and would provide the .•justification for his third summit . with Soviet leader Mikhail : Gorbachev. : While pointing out that the two sides still have "serious differences in many areas," Reagan said Shultz and Shevardnadze will meet in Moscow next month to set an agenda and date for a summit "later this fall" (see ACCORD, page 2) Rams' fan pays the price John Paul says goodbye to U.S. Li Bel Wen Mike Miller (above) was arrested by his co-workers at Denny's Restaurant during the second annual Jail and Ball fund raiser of the American Cancer Society. At the end of the first day of the two-day event Friday, almost $7,000 had been raised. Miller was. charged with being a Los Angeles Rams fan, but friends he called came to his rescue with money for his ball. DETROIT (AP) — Plainly bone- weary from his dawn-into-night pace, Pope John Paul n ended his U.S. tour Saturday by saying America's greatness will be measured by its treatment of "the weakest and most defenseless ones, those as yet unborn." "America, defend life!" he said. The pope raised the abortion issue in the 48th and last speech of his 10-day visit visit, a journey marked by cooler-than-expected protests and smaller-than-expected crowds. "As I go, I take with me vivid memories of a dynamic nation, a warm and welcoming people, a (Roman Catholic) church abundantly blessed with a rich blend of cultural traditions," John Paul said before taking off for a one-day visit to Canada. "America, you are beautiful indeed, and blessed in so many ways." About 3,000 people were at the airport to cheer John Paul as he gave a final blessing and waved from the door of his chartered Trans World Airlines jumbo jet, dubbed "Shepherd One," which was bathed in bright lights. Vice President George Bush was part of a full house at the final Mass at the Pontiac Silverdome, and brought his wife and his grandchildren to the airport to see the pope off. The leader of the world's 850 million Roman Catholics was wel- 'cdmed by President Reagan 10 days ago in Miami. Bush, who is going to Poland this week, met privately with the pope for about 20 minutes. At the public farewell. Bush told John Paul that his "forceful words lead us to see God's love as tough love — love that demands commitment from us, love that challenges as well as forgives. In speeches on his final day, the pope exhorted America to live up to its responsibilities as a world power. And he urged his wayward American flock to practice the values he preaches. He saved his toughest words on abortion for last "Pursuing disarmament, while guaranteeing legitimate defense, all this will succeed only if respect for life and its protection by the law is granted to every human being from conception until natural death," the pope said. "The best traditions of your land presume respect for those who cannot defend themselves," the pope admonished. "If you want equal justice for all, and true freedom and lasting peace, then, America, defend life!" John Paul wound up his second tour with the words of the first, in 1979: "God bless America so she may increasingly become : — and truly be and long remain — one nation, under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all." The 67-year-old Polish-born pope's visit to Hamtramck Saturday — an enclave of 21,000 souls, about half of them with Polish roots —began a busy day which included a meeting with deacons and an address oh social justice in the center of Detroit, which was torn by rioting two decades ago. John Paul told deacons that their calling to the church was also a calling to work for social change. "The task is seldom an easy one. The truth about ourselves and the world, revealed in the Gospel, is not always what the world wants to hear," he told deacons and their wives. "Gospel truth, often contradicts commonlvaccepted.thinking, as we see so clearly today with regard to evils such as racism, contraception, abortion, and euthanasia — to name just a few." At Hart Plaza, where the pope could be seen from the streets of Detroit as well as from the Canadian side of the Detroit River, John Paul challenged Americans to "discover the poor in your midst." "There is poverty among you when the old and the weak are neglected and their standard of living constantly declines. There is poverty when illness takes away the (see POPE, page 3) Key senator assails Bork's philosophy Redwood Valley eyes a solution WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Robert H. Bork, returning for a record fifth day of confirmation hearings, drew immediate fire today from a key undecided senator by testifying a judge must know what the Constitution's framers had in mind in order to rule on constitutional disputes. Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said he hoped Bork would show "more flexibility in application of constitutional law" if confirmed. Meanwhile, President Reagan said in his weekly radio address that during the past week there has been "a lot of talk to the effect that Judge Bork was some kind of political ideologue. In truth, Judge Bork's philosophy is neither conservative nor liberal. "He simply believes that a judge should keep his own views from interfering with an interpretation of the laws and the Constitution according to the intentions of those who enacted them, consistent with established precedent. One place this judicial philosophy will help is in the fight against crime." At the hearings, Bork told the Senate Judiciary Committee, "When I sit down and look at the Bill of Rights and it says 'freedom of the press,' I know what they were driving at. "When it says 'no unreasonable searches and seizures,' I know what they were driving at. I don't think there's any problem understanding the basic principles of powers granted to Congress" and rights granted in post-Civil War amendments that applied to the states. But Specter said numerous judges have decided cases based on values rooted in the conscience of the people," and on the idea that there are rights not specifically stated in the Constitution, such as the right of privacy. Such decisions, Specter said, are "frequently not grounded in original intent" of the framers. Committee chairman Joseph R. Biden, D-Del., who previously stated his opposition to Bork, wrapped up the 314 -hour Saturday session with praise for the nominee as "an honorable man." Biden said, "I find you neither a racist nor insensitive." Biden also defended his committee against accusations that the hearings have been mere partisan politics. "I hope you feel this has not been only about politics," he told Bork. "It also is about principle." Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., lavished praise on Bork and said he emerged from the hearings with more honor than his critics. Hatch and Simpson both predicted that "never again" would a Supreme Court nominee testify so extensively about his views and, professional record. The sharply divided Senate committee, after completing its questioning of Bork, plans to turn Monday to other witnesses speaking for and against the nominee. No other candidate for the Supreme Court has ever testified as long as Bork since the committee began such hearings 48 years ago. Specter, whose decision on Bork might influence other senators who have not sat through the arduous give-and-take of this week's hearings, expressed concern over Bork's shifting views. "You have made significant shifts which, candidly, I think have (o be evaluated," Specter said. Bosco bill would defer payments on water plant debt By RANDY FOSTER Journal SUtf Writer REDWOOD VALLEY—A solution to the Redwood Valley County Water District's $7.3 million debt to the federal government may soon be struck on the floors of Congress. A bill written by Rep. Doug Bosco, D-Vallejo, would defer until 1989 payments on two federal loans the district used to build a treatment plant and distribution lines. Th: House bill currently sits in a congressional subcommittee dealing with power and water issues. Bosco aide Jason Ules said the bill will likely be grouped together with sinular bills from throughout the nation. Bosco is optimistic the bill will pass. "We've had nothing but good words from the subcommittee staff," Liles said. The two 30-year lo s were granted in 1976 and U82, and totalled $7.3 million. Payments were scheduled to begin January of 1983. But Redwood Valley r-unty Water soon realized it v, in trouble. "The customer base and revenue generation were not here when we started operating," said district manager Keith Tiemann. "Estimates were overfigured by the ?fler problem centered on the original contract, which exempted (m SOLUTION, page 3) The Redwood Valley County Water District owes the federaTgovernment some $7.3 mil' Lion on Its water system debt and Is four years late In making Its first payment. District Manager Keith Tiemann (above) is optimistic Congress will defer the payments until Manager Keith Tiemann (above) is optimistic Congress 1999. \

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