Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on August 5, 1987 · Page 7
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 7

Ukiah, California
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Wednesday, August 5, 1987
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-THE URIAH DAILY JOURNAL. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, W7— f Intruder shot inside Pentagon Flood reveals ancient village 'WASHINGTON (AP) - An *ffifcd man who bolted past two Pentagon security guards in an apparent dash toward the National Command Center was shot today and died later, authorities said. A Pentagon spokesman said the man, identified by the FBI as Dwain Wallace, 30, of Youngstown, Ohio, pulled a gun outside a Pentagon entrance and tried to bolt toward the center. A spokeswoman for the General Services Administration, the agency that provides Federal Protective Service guards to government buildings, said the man was •topped by a guard at the building S River Entrance shortly after 8 a.m. and asked for identification. The spokeswoman, Susanne Murphy, said the man "could not produce ID. He bolted past the .officer and he bolted past the second ... officer, At that point, he was asked to stop several times. He turned to the officers and produced a handgun. ... One of the Federal Protective Service offic- ers Fired two shots, one striking the man." The man died less than two hours later at the National Orthopedic Hospital in Arlington. Va., said spokeswoman Bcih Ellington. The incident was believed to be the most serious involving Pentagon security in more than IS years. In May 1972, a bomb went off late at night inside a 4th-floof restroom in the building, causing extensive damage but no injuries. Just beyond the River Entrance is a main corridor leading to the National Command Center, the heavily secured area of the building where the Joint Chiefs of Staff meet, the office of Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger is one floor above the entrance. "The man produced a gun and proceeded to run past the guard and make a dash toward the National Command Center," said Pentagon spokesman William Caldwell. "An investigation has been initiated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Protective Service," Caldwell said. The Pentagon and GSA declined to identify the guards. AMC takeover approved by Chrysler stockholders DETROIT (AP) — American Motors Corp. shareholders have agreed to an $830 million merger of the No. 4 automaker with No. 3 Chrysler Corp., AMC said today. Jerry Sloan, AMC's chief spokesman, said before today's shareholders meeting that proxies ' more than 75 percent •the company's shareholders have been returned and and more than 97 percent were in favor of the merger. • AMC spokesman Mike Aberlich said the merger, which was approved Tuesday by the Federal Trade Commission, could be completed later today. AMC shareholders would receive about $4.50 a share of stock. The acquisition was announced March 9, when Chrysler said it had agreed to buy French government- owned Renault's 46.1 percent interest in AMC. Aberlich said the other final requirements — approval by the government of Canada, where Renault and AMC recently built a state-of-the-art assembly plant, and of France — already had been granted. The boards of directors of AMC and Chrysler unanimously approved the buyout in May. The main prize in the merger will be Jeep Corp., the best-known name in sport-utility vehicles, which AMC obtained in 1970. Chrysler had planned to spend more than $500 million developing its own sport-utility line, but instead will integrate the Jeep lineup. Report: Meese failed to comply with law WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Edwin Meese ffl failed to comply with financial disclosure requirements, and two government .offices didn't press him for information about the matter, a General Accounting Office report says. Rep. Gerry Sikorski, D-Mina, called a hearing today of the House Civil Service subcommittee on human resources to examine the report dealing with Meese's links to « businessman tied to the Wedtech Corp. scandal. The report by the GAO, the congressional watchdog agency, said Ihat in his 1985 financial disclosure form, Meese "did not disclose the assets held, purchased, or sold by his partnership with FMn (Financial Management International Inc.), or income attributable to specific assets of the partnership, as required by the Ethics in Government Act/' Financial Management is a firm of W. Franklyn Chinn, a San Francisco businessman and former Wedtech director. Chinn is under criminal investigation for ties to Wedtech, a New York City defense contractor accused of bribing public officials. Last month, the ethics office said Meese should have listed details of his limited blind partnership investment with Chinn on his financial disclosure forms. The attorney general recently filed amended forms showing he invested $54,500, reaping profits of nearly $40,000 on 23 highly speculative one-day stock trades in 19 months. Here are some of the highlights of the 18-page GAO report: —Meese did not have permission from the Office of Government Ethics to hide from view the investments with Chinn under a limited blind trust arrangement. —Meese incorrectly reported the Financial Management partnership as a single asset, rather than spelling out how much income the partnership generated, including stock transactions. —Meese inaccurately identified the partnership as Financial Management International Inc. Financial Management was actually the general partner that managed the investments of Meese and his wife, Ursula. —Justice Department officials accepted Meese's reasoning for not disclosing his assets on the grounds the partnership was "blind." —The ethics office did not question the partnership or request additional information until April 1987. Neither agency "obtained information from Mr. Meese concerning holdings of his partnership and the transactions involving those holdings as required by (he disclosure provisions of the Ethics Act," the report said. Meese and his attorneys repeatedly have denied any wrongdoing involving the attorney general's ties with Chinn. Any omissions on the disclosure forms were inadvertent, Meese said. A Justice Department spokesman, Patrick Korten, said it was up to the ethics office to indicate whether Meese's disclosure report was adequate. "No word was ever received from the Office of Government Ethics indicating they had any problem with the report until these political attacks began to appear in the media," Korten said He said no one from the Justice Department would attend today's hearing because the session was an attempt to "buy a headline at Ed Meese's expense." ROMNEY, W.Va. (AP) — John Pancake was searching for bodies along the South Branch of the Potomac River following a 1985 flood when he discovered remains that have changed the way archeologists view a former Indian tribe. What Pancake found was a long- forgotten Susquehannock village that had been buried beneath his brother's once-fertile cornfield before the floodwaters scooped away the rich, thick topsoil. The Pancakes' father, meandering along the river decades ago, had uncovered bones, arrowheads and fish hooks. But no one at the time realized the significance. The village remained concealed until heavy rains pushed into West Virginia in the first week of November 1985, forcing record flooding along nearly every river in the eastern half of the state. The death toll was 43, with four people still missing. "We were out looking for bodies a couple of months after the flood and I saw some bones up along the bank," Pancake said. "We never knew the bones were human until we found a skull." Nobody killed in the flood would have been reduced to a skeleton that fast, so John, his brother Joe, and the rest of the family contacted the state Culture and History Department. The department sent them to U.S. Forest Service archeologist Janet Brashler, who excavated part of the site on her own time last year. The Susquehannocks at Romney "appear to have been a somewhat permanent group," Brashler said. "To some extent, it's surprising to see that" The remains of at least 24 Sus- quehannocks have been identified, including one infant and two adolescents. "This showed there were whole families there," Brashler said. Previously, most Indian settlements in West Virginia were presumed to be just hunting and fishing camps. The site hugs the South Branch in a mile-wide valley seven miles south of Romney. Each shower uncovers a few more fragments of pottery and bone, and the Pancakes have a 6-foot levee and an electric barbed-wire fence to keep out water and unwelcome visitors. Why the Susquehannocks settled there will never be known for certain, Brashler said "Their homeland was around the New York-Pennsylvania border on the upper Susquehanna River in the early 1500s and they started moving down the river, possibly encountering other groups along the way," she said. Their search for an area where they would encounter little resistance could have ended when they reached the Potomac, Brashler said Army pulls 1,220 tanks out of service (-People WASHINGTON (AP) — Faulty bolts have crippled 1,220 of the Army's main battle tanks, according to a House subcommittee member who said hearings today were intended to determine whether similar problems exist elsewhere in the military. The House Energy and Commerce oversight subcommittee was scheduled to hear Army officials testify today about the problems with guns on nearly one-eighth of the service's 10,000 M-60 tanks, said Rep. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. "They can't fire the main gun except in a national emergency because the screws are in such bad shape," said Wyden, who had seen copies of the Army's prepared testimony. The panel also planned to hear testimony about other weapons problems caused by substandard fasteners, the congressman said. Tom Selleck LOS ANGELES (AP)—Even though Tom Selleck's Character apparently died in last season's finale of "Magnum, PI.," the actor is returning for an eighth TV season as the laid-back private eye. "We keep saying to ourselves, we ve got this little catch phrase, 'no showers, no dreams.' We haven't painted ourselves into a comer. I will say the story continues where it left off," he said Tuesday. Selleck was referring to last year* s shower scene in a "Dallas" season premier that allowed Patrick Duffy to come back after his character died with the explanation that "it was all a dream." Last season's final episode of the Hawaii-based action series ended with Magnum, who had been shot, walking off into the heavens. Selleck would oly that Mas say only that ence and was urn had an "out of body" experi- ig, not dead. Mikhail Baryshnikov TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Ballet star Mikhail Baryshnikov. hobbled by an ankle injury, has canceled part of a tour across the South. Baryshnikov was scheduled to dance here Thursday in a benefit for the Big Bend Hospice. The tickets, which sold for $50. $100 and $200 Emily Lloyd each, will be refunded, said benefit chairman Marcia Elder. "He felt badly about it," she said. "He expressed his sincere regrets." Baryshnikov hurt his ankle during; a performance in Atlanta last week. He re-injured it at a Sunday night performance in Jacksonville, and his doctor ordered the dancer to stay off his feet for seven to 10 days, Elder said Baryshnikov, who dances with the American Ballet Theater, also had to cancel dates at Birmingham, Ala., and Pensacola, Elder said. .,, : ,.. Valerie Harper LOS ANGELES (At)—The producers of "Valerie" say they're "thrilled and delighted" to have actress Valerie Harper back following her salary dispute that caused her to miss an episode of the NBC sitcom. Miss Harper and her husband, co-executive producer Tony Cacciotti, refused to report for work on Monday, July 27, in a demand for a higher salary, said a Lorimar-Telepictures spokeswoman. Lorimar and NBC declined to meet her demand and the show was filmed without her. Lorimar also filed a lawsuit against her, seeking to prevent her from working elsewhere during the remaining four years of her six-year contract Lorimar spokeswoman Barbara Brogliatti said she could not comment on the settlement There was no comment on Miss Harper's present salary or how much she was asking, but Lorimar spokesman Barry Sugg said she is "one of the highest-paid performers in television," suggesting a salary in excess of $100,000 a week. LOS ANGELES (AP) — British actress Emily Lloyd, who plays a repressed, 1950s teen-ager in the movie "Wish You Were Here," says she ? s fallen in love with the United States and would rather be an American. "I'm really unhappy in England," she said. "I wish I could go to high school here and be a true USA kid." Adoring audience applauds Bolshoi Ballet •f SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An vadoring audience of more than 3,000 people applauded wildly dur- f ing the first of eight sold-out perfor- Imances of the Bolshoi Ballet, and : jjshrugged off tough security mea- [sures that delayed the start of the ishow. the biggest stars of the world's largest and most prestigious ballet company, stunned patrons at the War Memorial Opera House Tuesday night with a whirling dervish of turns she performed during a waltz from "Cnopiniina" with Yuri Vasyuchenko. Natalva Bessmertnova. one of Outside the building, about 300 members of an anti-Soviet group protested the ballet company's appearance. The Bay Area Council For Soviet Jewry rallied in support of Russian Jews who have been prevented from emigrating. "We come to sound the oldest cry: 'Let our people go,'" said John Rothmann, a spokesman for the group. .is ;-.. 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