Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on May 3, 1993 · Page 2
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Ukiah, California
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Monday, May 3, 1993
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2 — MONDAY, MAY 3,1993 Koresh apparently died of a gunshot wound to the head -THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL- WACO, Texas (AP) — A bullet through the head apparently killed cult leader David Koresh as FBI agents swarmed around his compound, but authorities wouldn't say whether the doomsday prophet shot himself. Officials announced Sunday that Koresh's body had been found in the ruins of the Branch Davidian compound, which burned to the ground April 19, and that he appeared to have been killed by a gunshot wound to the head. They declined to say if Koresh shot himself or when he died. "The preliminary finding would be a gunshot wound to the head," said Justice of the Peace David Pareya. "The condition of the body was about the condition of the rest of the bodies that were there: extensive burning." Pareya said the body was identified with the aid of X-rays and dental molds. Koresh, 33, and scores of followers died after the sprawling compound caught fire as FBI agents in tanks were knocking holes in its buildings and pumping in tear gas in an effort to end a 51-day standoff. People close to Koresh insisted he wouldn't have taken his life. "God the Father told him you can't do that He says under no circumstances are you to kill yourself," said Koresh's mother-in-law, Mary Jones, whose son, David; daughters, Rachel and Michelle; and several grandchildren died in the fire. Koresh's attorney, Dick DeGuerin, said he last spoke to the cult leader several days before the April 19 fire and that cult members, including Koresh, had no plans to kill themselves. "He told me suicide was con- trary to his beliefs," DeGuerin said. The cult's standoff began Feb. 28 after a fierce Shootout with Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents who came to arrest Koresh on a weapons charge. Four agents were killed. Koresh said 94 people were inside the compound with him. Nine got out during the fire, which would have left 86 people inside. Only 72 bodies were recovered, but authorities believe others may have been incinerated. The FBI has said cult members started the fire, but some of die compound's survivors say it began when a tank crushed a propane tank and knocked over lanterns. Koresh's body was found April 22, but it took several days for investigators to identify it, Pareya said. The body was found alone near the compound's kitchen and communications center, he said. "The skull itself was absolutely broken up into multiple fragments and the anthropology team has been working for the last couple of days in order to try to reconstruct that," Pareya said. The body was the sixth to be publicly identified by investigators. All showed evidence of being shot Nine others have been tentatively identified, although the identities haven't been released. Byron Sage, the FBI's lead negotiator during the standoff, said it was "a relief to everyone" that Koresh's body was identified. "There was no doubt that he was there. It just helps put an end to the story," he said. Koresh, a onetime rock musician whose followers considered him Jesus Christ, often identified himself as the Lamb of God, and Mrs. Jones said she believes he's sitting next to God now. BASKET WEAVING DEMONSTRATED Rely Shupe-Bmh/The Duly fainul Jackie Failed, right, a teachers aide at Oak Manor School, helped student Sonya Leard learn the ancient American Indian art of basket weaving last week. Clinton health plan may cost extra $150 billion yearly POLITICAL BRIEFS Democratic meeting The Mendocino County Democratic Party is meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the board room at Mendocino College in Ukiah to appoint representatives from the 1st and 2nd supervisorial districts to serve on the County Central Committee. While the meeting is open to all registered Democrats, those wishing to serve on the county committee are especially encouraged to attend the event. The county committee is primarily responsible for selecting qualified candidates to run for elective office in partisian and non-partisian races. Anyone wishing more information, can contact chairman Tony Orth (459-3164). NEW YORK (AP) — Under President Clinton's health-care plan, up to $82 billion a year in new public and private spending might be needed to buy health insurance for Americans who have none, a newspaper reported today. The entire plan may require $100 billion to $150 billion a year in new spending by the government, business and consumers, The New York Times reported, citing figures submitted to the White House by government financial experts. The final cost estimate of the plan, designed to give all Americans comprehensive health care, will depend on the scope of guaranteed benefits, the Times said. The estimates appear in confidential work papers from the president's Task Force on National Health Care Reform chaired by Hillary Rodham Clinton. The financial experts from the federal Health Care Financing Administration — which runs Medicare and Medicaid — estimated the cost of three possible packages of benefits covering hospital and physician services and prescription drugs. The least expensive plan would cost $99.5 billion a year while the highest-priced option would reach $150.6 billion, the experts said. Insuring the 37 million people who have none would cost up to about $82 billion, they said. The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, a unit of the U.S. Public Health Service, said up to about $49 billion a year would be needed to insure the uninsured. The Clinton administration has not decided how the cost might be divided among government, businesses and households, and Clinton has not yet chosen which plan he will propose later this month. The manager of the task force, Ira Magaziner, estimated in February that the health program might require $30 billion to $90 billion a year in new federal government spending. UKIAH 4 Theatre Bargain Matin* Ewy Wednesday to movies starting before 5:30 PM Congress may OK Clinton's big tax hike WASHINGTON (AP) — Thwarted in his efforts to pass a relatively insignificant spending bill, President Clinton now faces a major-league test of his clout: persuading Congress to approve the biggest tax increase in history. This time, the Senate rules are in his favor. Republicans cannot block a vote on his top-priority $265 billion, five-year tax plan as they did on his mainly symbolic measure to spend $16 billion for emergency job creation. On the other hand, Clinton's two most important allies on taxes — the chairmen of the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees — are committed to preserving a major legacy of the Reagan administration: the 1986 Tax Reform Act Clinton wants to roll back several of its provisions. The Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Rep. Dan Rostenk- owski, D-I11., and controlled 24-14 by Democrats, begins writing its version of Clinton's bill Tuesday. Those who watch the panel say major elements of the president's tax increase are likely to survive, • with little or no GOP support, and pass the Democratic-controlled House as well. , That would toss the hot potato to the Finance Committee, chaired by Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y., where Democrats control by an 11-9 margin. Republicans are preparing several amendments, and. a defection by only one Democrat could force major changes in Clinton's bill. Nevertheless, if the measure • clears Finance, it is likely to become law. 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