Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 25, 1987 · Page 8
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 8

Ukiah, California
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Friday, September 25, 1987
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8 -FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25,1987 THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL' Pac Bell asks for pricing deregulation SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Loosen rate-setting regulation and allow us to be more competitive in the communications marketplace, Pacific Bell told the state Public Utilities Commission at a hearing heavily attended by the telephone industry. In the first day of a two-day hearing, testimony from the PUC staff, a University of California professor, and Pacific Bell's new chief concluded that less restrictive regulation should be the goal, but with the retetion of commission oversight. The standing-room-only crowd in the auditorium on Thursday included top executives and middle managers of 22 telephone companies. To encourage deregulation, Pacific Bell President Philip Quigley promised that the monopoly is "willing to commit to holding residence access, residence installation and lifeline rates constant for, say, two or three years at levels determined by the commission." When the bellwether PUC, a national leader in utility regulation, makes a decision next year on the issue, millions of residential and business customers of Pacific Bell and other phone companies will be affected. I Nebraska, Maryland and some other states have already bitten the i elephone deregulation bullet. It's a new thing for California. But the I >ressure is on the PUC since evidence supports the idea that residential rates could go up if Pacific 'Capt. Cleaver' wants Navy kicked off Treasure Island BERKELEY (AP) — Eldridge Cleaver, the left- winger turned right-winger, has a new cause and a new title for himself. As "Captain Cleaver," the former Black Panther is leading the treasure Island Liberation Front, a campaign to kick the U.S. Navy off the isle so that it can be transformed into a recreational wonderland replete with a baseball stadium. The captain said he'll also show everyone where a $1 million treasure in jewels is buried on the island— but only if he can keep it. "Treasure Island is ours and we want the Navy out!" says the gray-haired, bespectacled former author, fashion designer, political candidate, felon and bom-again Christian. Cleaver, 52, has based his latest venture on research. He's discovered that the island, which sits near mid-span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, was built in the late 1930s and was intended as a permanent site for commercial recreation. It became the main Site of the 1939 Golden Gate Exposition, but during World War n, the 700-acre landfill became a Navty base. Cleaver said he also discovered a treasure chest of jewels was buried on the island as a publicity stunt. The idea was to dig up the treasure using promotional maps, but the war intervened and the men with the maps died. The treasure, Cleaver said, was never dug The captain said he has one of the old {maps and will tell everyone where the treasure is if the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approves a resolution calling for demilitarization of Treasure Islarid. There is one catch: Cleaver will tell where the treasure is, but he gets to keep it. The Treasure Island Liberation Front has sent letters to San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein, state Assembly Speaker Willie Brown and Others, but has only drawn one response — a note from Feinstein suggesting Cleaver contact his congressional representative for advice. "There seems to be some reason why the politicians won't talk about it," complains the author of "Soul On Ice." "This (island) is the soul of San Francisco; it's in the Barbary Coast tradition." Cleaver said the! island would be ideal for a new ball park for the San Francisco Giants, who have been complaining for years about Candlestick Park, and for fairs, entertainment, commercial recreation and exhibits. Bell continues on the short end of the competitive stick. "The (communications) industry is a different one than it was many years ago," testified Quigley. ...Expanded customer needs have fostered the gradual introduction of competition ... the regulatory system hasn't kept pace." More change in this direction can be expected in the future, he said, and to meet the challenge Pacific Bell will need greater flexibility "to deal with some who impose artificial restrictions while at the same time others offer' freedoms." Quigley called for gradual, predictable changes toward "a common goal of efficient, low-cost regulatory process." The company supports a plan to share between stockholders and ratepayers any profits above a certain benchmark, giving company managers incentive to hold down costs. "There should be no general rate cases and attrition proceedings for the next two to three years," said Pacific Bell's chief executive. "Today's procedures should be modified to allow broader flexibility in setting prices for above-cost services." In its basic considerations, the commission "should aim for a modest approach ... short of extreme deregulation," said Robert Harris, a UC Berkeley professor. Crucial, he said, is the necessity to "adapt to market forces; we live in a market economy. We should avoid at all costs anything that flies in the face of market forces." Telephone-rate deregulation could have an effect far off from Pacific Bell and the smaller California companies. Film legend Mary Astor dead at 81 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mary Astor, the dark-eyed temptress of "The Maltese Falcon" and star of dozens of other films in a 42-year career, died early today at the Motion Picture Country Hospital of natural causes. She was 81. The death was reported by Pat Miller, supervising nurse at the hospital, who declined to reveal the source of Miss Aster's illness. Miss Astor had an amazingly versatile career dating from 1921, when she won a contest to appear in a movie, until the gothie thriller "Hush Hush... Sweet Charlotte" in 1965. Freeway pileup kills two and injures 26 SAN ONOFRE (AP) — Vans carrying Dutch tourists were crushed in a pileup after an allegedly drunken driver plowed a big-rig truck into slow-moving traffic, killing two and injuring at least 26, officials said today. Northbound lanes of Jnterstate 5 Strongman again takes over Fiji SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Military strongman Sitiveni Rabuka today staged his second coup in less than five months, saying he had failed under an interim government to safeguard the rights of the minority ethnic Fijian population. Rabuka, 39, who appointed himself head of the army at the time of his May 14 coup, announced in a nationwide broadcast that his forces had "reasserted their authority over the government of Fiji." There were no immediate reports of injuries. "I wish to assure all citizens, irrespective of race or creed, that the rule of law will be maintained," Rabuka said over the radio. "I appeal to everyone to remain calm and not to cause any disturbance." Armed troops took control of newspapers and radio stations at 4 p.m. (midnight EOT). Rabuka made the announcement on the radio SO minutes later. It was not immediately clear how many soldiers participated in the coup. Robert Keith-Reid, an Associated Press correspondent, said staff members at the newspapers and stations were forced from office buildings at gunpoint. Telephone lines to the South Pacific nation 1 of 715,000 were disconnected. Governor General Ratu Sir Peni Ganilau, who represents Queen Elizabeth n in this former British colony, had headed the interim government since the May coup assistec by a council of advisers tha included Rabuka. Ganilau was reported to be safe today at the government house in Suva, where he was not being detained, according to Australian High Commissioner John Piper who said he had spoken to Ganilau Timoci Bavadra, ousted as prime minister in the May coup, wa were shut for hours Thursday evening while at least three helicopters and eight ambulances evacuated the injured, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officer Jerry Bohrer said the 6:45 p.m. accident was one of the worst he'd seen in San Diego County in 20 years. Three of the injured were reported in critical condition late Thursday, while the others were less seriously hurt. Reports from the various hospitals treating the injured indicated 20 of the injured were Dutch. NO PAPER? The Circulation Department of the Ukiah Daily Journal is open trom 8am- 7pm Monday-Friday and 7am-10am Sunday Morning. If you fail to receive your paper by 5pm weekdays or by 7am Sunday please call the Circulation Department at 468-0123 'We Care' PLAY LOTTO 6/49 FAST. No Waiting, we can help you it you have never played before. Buy your ticket before 7pm for Sat. 9/26/87 Drawing $9,000,000 Visit BOB HUFF's (over the counter) meat dept. If you don't see it he'll cut it. at the Forks, Ukiah 462-4334 We would like to take this opportunity to say "thank you" to our friends & customers and wish you the best of health! R.A. MEDICAL CO. 463-0160 1165S. 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