Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 22, 1987 · Page 3
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THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL- TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1987-3 Congressmen praise attack on Iran's ship WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of Congress today praised the U.S. helicopter attack on an Iranian military ship that had been laying mines in the Persian Gulf, saying a strong response clearly was called for. "I think that the Navy and the administration behaved exactly right on this," said Rep. Les Aspin, D-Wis., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. "... I think the evidence is very clear that we were right in this instance." Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., interviewed along with Aspin on NBC-TV's "Today" show, agreed, saying: "Clearly we've caught them dead to rights in this situation, in international waters, clearly in violation." Aspin, who has been critical in the past of U.S. policy toward the giilf, said the attack was "within the envelope" of what could have been anticipated in the war-torn region. "I don't think that the Persian Gulf is more dangerous today than it was two days ago," he said. "It was dangerous then and it's dangerous now." Both legislators said it was curious that the Iranians wotfld undertake a mine-laying venture at a time when the United Nations is being urged by the United States to impose sanctions against Iran Tor its failure to agree to a cease-fire in the gulf. "The Iranians are badly frustrated over their inability to retaliate," Lugar said. "... Frustrated as they may be, it still is very curious that they would do so with their leader at the U.N. and with the whole focus of world opinion on the cease-fire." Iranian President Ali Khamenei was to speak to the U.N. General Assembly and outline his country's stand on a cease-fire resolution, which was approved unanimously July 20 by the U.N. Security Council. Pet of the Day BfflieAihiku This one-year-old spayed beagle, "Susie", needs a good home. If you can help please call Kitty at 485-0585. Documents trace diversion idea to North WASHINGTON (AP) — An Israeli government chronology and notes from an Israeli official show that Lt. Col. Oliver North was talking about diverting Iran arms sale profits to Nicaraguan rebels earlier than he admitted, according to congressional investigative sources. : Documents obtained by the congressional Committees investigating the arms sale and diversion show that North already was thinking about using profits for the Contras in December 1985. : He told investigators the original idea for the secret diversion came in January 1986 from Manuchcr Ghorbanifar, an Iranian middleman who also has been described in congressional testimony as an Israeli intelligence agent. '. The documents, according to congressional Sources familiar with them, say North mcn- lioncd a need to generate profits from the Iran arms sales and also talked of the needs of the Contras in a Dec. 5,1985, conversation with an official of Israel's military purchasing office in New York. The development was first reported Monday by the Wall Street Journal. North testified that when Ghorbanifar raised the Contra diversion idea to him during a bathroom conversation at a European meeting, North thought it was "a neat idea." The congressional committees investigating the affair read a reference to the earlier Dec. 5 North conversation with the Israeli official in a secret chronology provided by the Israeli government last month, said sources who commented Monday only on condition they not he named. Then, while on a trip to Israel during Congress' August recess, Sen. Warren Rudrnan, R-N.H., the top Republican on the Senate Iran- Contra Committee, obtained a copy of the official's handwritten notes, in Hebrew, made at the same time the conversation took place. In December 1985, North, then a White House aide, had been en route to a meeting in London on the issue of the American hostages and the arms sales when he stopped in New York to meet with purchasing officials, the sources said. In another development, The Washington Post reported today that North, in a memo last year to President Reagan, tried to discredit a critic of the Contras, Jack Terrell, by calling him a "terrorist threat" under investigation by the FBI. The Post, citing documents released by the congressional Iran-Contra committees, said the memo adds fuel to allegations that North used the FBI to discredit opponents of Reagan's Central America policy. North was concerned that Terrell might expose the secret Contra support operation, the Post reported. Terrell, responding to the report that North attempted to discredit him, told the Post that the disclosure shows that the government was running a "domestic surveillance operation" to support Reagan's pro-Contra policy and discredit its opponents. Terrell is a self-described former mercenary who now works for the International Center for Policy Development, an anti-Contra group. Farm credit bill on hold as 'farmer mac' reviewed WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Agriculture Committee's chairman is calling for $2.5 billion in federal funds to aid the Farm Credit System but action on the plan will remain on the back burner for two weeks. "We're waiting until we've worked out the other details," committee Chairman E. "Kika" de la Garza, D-Texas, said Monday after lawmakers fine tuned the bill for an hour but halted work before acting on the money. : Before the House returns to the pill, two panels plan to review a provision that would establish a secondary market in farm mortgage loans under which debt would be pooled and resold lo investors. ' The bill is designed to rescue the borrower-owned network of 37 banks and almost 400 local lending associations from losses that have totaled $4.8 billion over the last two years. In its current form, the measure would merely provide "such sums as may be necessary" to prop up the chain of cooperatives, a pillar of American agriculture for 70 years. The $50 billion system itself has asked for a $6 billion bailout while the Reagan administration has stopped short of recommending any federal funds. Pressed by reporters on why he had not offered the $2.5 billion plan as scheduled, de la Garza also said that he had wanted to discuss it first with Appropriations Committee Chairman Jamie L. Whitten, D- Texas, but had been unable to do so. The next chance apparently will come Oct. 6 when the issue is scheduled to return to the House floor. De la Garza said the $2.5 billion would be offset by the sale of system assets. His Agriculture Committee had rejected a proposal under which the system would have bailed itself out by selling assets. Critics said the plan would not have raised enough money. "This is a hybrid," dc la Garza said. "This is an immediate shot, a quick infusion." As for the amount of $2.5 billion, he said that "nothing's in concrete but this is the figure we would go with." "We figured thM you need a quick infusion for uie balance of 1987 and early 1988," he said. Under the plan, the money would be distributed to needy lenders within the system by a Technical Assistance Corp. that also would be set up under Uic bill. Other key provisions of the bill would streamline the Farm Credit System's structure, provide borrowers with expanded rights and require lenders to restructure loans if that would result in a greater payback than would foreclosure. ' Under a secondary market system, several of which already exist for home mortgage loans, debt is pooled and sold to investors. That generates more cash for borrowers and thus in theory eases credit. But critics say a secondary market, usually dubbed "Farmer Mac," would sharpen substantially competition facing the already tottering Farm Credit System and thus turn the rescue package into something resembling a torpedo. Chamber's Grande Ball on Oct. 3 The Greater Ukiah Chamber of Commerce presents its eighth annual Grande Ball on Saturday, Oct. 3. This year's vintage ball, complete with a five piece orchestra, will again be held at the Weibel Winery Saturday, Oct. 3 from 6:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. There will be a no-host bar for cocktails which can be enjoyed with hofs d'oeuvres from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. followed by a prime rib dinner with all the trimmings catered by Don Delahoyde of Five Star Catering. Wine will be available with dinner. After dinner, the elegant tasting room will become a ballroom with music by the Swing Thing, featuring vocalist Betty J. Allen. Tickets are $25 per person. Please contact the Chamber office at 462-4705 for reservations and tickets. Reservations cannot be accepted after 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30. For more information, call Thorn Parducci, chairman, at 462-3828 or the Chamber office at 462-4705. It's OK to burn The ban on open burning imposed during the catastrophic wildland fires earlier this month has been lifted. Jerry Partain, director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, announced the lifting of the ban as of 6 p.m. Monday night. Open fires to burn refuse, such as agricultural waste, are allowed by permit between the hours of 6 a.m. and noon on designated burn days. Burn permits can be obtained from the Department of Forestry. Permits are also required for campfires on open lands. The public can call 462-7448 for more information. AIDS vaccine tests planned SACRAMENTO (AP) — Researchers at the University of California, Davis, say an AIDS vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk may be ready for testing in humans in January. At a news conference Monday, Dr. Neil Flynn, head of the AIDS unit of the UC-Davis Medical Center located in Sacramento, said, "This is a very long shot. What we hope for is a little bit of information" that will help AIDS victims in the future. Salk's AJDS vaccine is based on his work that resulted in the first polio vaccine, using whole killed viruses. Flynn, accompanied by medical assistants and university officials, said they were looking for volunteers to participate in the tests, in which a dead AIDS virus cell is injected into the patient's muscle, probably in the arm. Special Wednesday Bargain Matinee ANY MOVIE ONLY $2.50 DOORS OPEN AT 1:00 pm 1:00 pm until 5:30 pm Agenoa Ukiah Planning Commission : A day care center proposed on Main Street will be reviewed by the Ukiah Planning Commission. For the Record The name of Denise Berkland was spelled incorrectly in a story Friday describing her sentencing for drug sales. The Journal regrets the error. It is the policy of the Daily Journal to correct any factual errors. Corrections will be published as soon as possible. Errors should be called to the attention of the managing editor by calling 468-0123, extension 313. The center, proposed for 530 South Main Street by Richard Darby, requires a site development permit. Also on the agenda is: •A public hearing on a variance requested for the city requirement of curb, gutter, and sidewalk to be installed in front ol' a residence at 708 Willow. •A parking variance requested for the Main Street preschool. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the public meeting room of the Grace Hudson Museum. MOVING? CALL HUTCHINS MOVING & STORAGE 463-1400 2000 INDUSTRY RD., UKIAH Ukiah Duly r journa^ CcUfonil* Wclkwf C*ni*r tt.Wpw month tailor ClUMn H-MpvmooUi I «*IUM Cfctrttr I p»y»M« 1 moflU* la »4v4oc» Unite (MM Auto Howl* |S.S»(»rmooUi SMlorCttlMi) »i-*»w month i *«!» rwM i P*y»bto J ojooUnln •«•*»« M*U f£-00 per month TIM UKIAH PAILV JOURNAL No MMVi If puWilhJd 0»Uy. Met* SMur- <Uyi «l MB 8 School Sirwt, PO. Boi 7M. UU*h. C*Uf«nta. MM2. I7»7i Court «tcrt*. POSTMASTER Mod wUnM Uktob MUy Joura«l. P.O ftra 7«». USKMMV VflMlt WMil ffi IKWASfMKIP This Health Tip is one of a series sponsored by Ukiah Adyentist Hospital, which invites you and your family to loin In the Family Health Fair celebration at Adventist Hospital, October llth from 10amto4pm. <\Vr •'.«*> < "K«BWn BIG RUMMAGE SALE Presbyterian Church Corner of Perkins & Dora, Ukiah September 24 & 25 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Something for Everyone UNITED PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN NOW PLAYING This time Cheech is not just on the wrong side of the law. He's on the wrong side of the line. BORN IN EAST LA. •»• _ JR| Tonight-7:36&9:37 NOW PLAYING MOLLYRINGMLD ROBERTDOWNEYI ...has finally met his match/ Tonight—7:41-9:41 HELD OVER Ronald is making an investment in his senior year. MONEY CAN BUY POPULARITY BUT IT... TOUCHSTONE PICTURES Tonight—7:36 &9:36 NOW PLAYING It's getting weirder! : HOU$E IF THE SECOND STORY NEW WORLD PICTURES Tonight -7:00 & 10:19 PLUS Peter We Her Nancy Alien ROBOCOP icnight -8:33

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