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Friday, March 23, 1990
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NtfionWjrfcl A3 The Sun FRIDAY, March 23, 1990 NATION Idaho Senate passes tough abortion bill If governor signs legislation, law could be headed for Supreme Court ruling Lawmakers take aim at aid to El Salvador WASHINGTON A key congressman said Thursday that he was tired of "throwing money down a rat-hole" in E Salvador because millions of dollars in aid have failed to end the civil war or improve human rights. Kep. David Obey, D-Wis., chairman of the House appropriations subcommittee on foreign operations, joined a growing chorus of lawmakers primarily Democrats who want to see U.S. aid slashed or made conditional. Rep. Joe Moakley, D-Mass., head of a congressional task force on El Salvador, wants to cut aid by 50 percent based on a negotiated cease-fire. Vegas show closing after 32 years LAS VEGAS "Lido de Paris," one of the longest-running shows in Las Vegas history, will close next February, after a 32-year stint at the Stardust Hotel. Hotel officials said Thursday that they plan to replace the Lido with a new show in September 1.991, after the hotel remodels the showroom and completes a 32-story tower and conference center now under construction. The "Lido de Paris" opened July 2, 1958, at the Strip resort and has run continuously two shows a night since, except for breaks during slow tourism periods. Drug cuts risk after heart attack NEW ORLEANS A drug that eases the heart's workload can cut the risk of new cardiac attacks and death by 20 percent in people recovering from heart attacks, according to a major study released Thursday. The study, conducted in Denmark, found that the drug verapimil, known as a calcium channel blocker, was effective for the VA years after a heart attack. "This is the first trial that indicates that a calcium blocker may be beneficial after an acute myocardial infarction," or heart attack, said Dr. Carl J. Pepine of the University of Florida. Fishing boat sinks; 10 missing JUNEAU, Alaska A fishing vessel capsized and sank Thursday in the frigid Bering Sea, and 10 crew members were missing, the Coast Guard reported. Twenty-two were rescued. The 162-foot Seattle-based Aleutian Enterprise sank within five minutes about 60 miles south of the remote Pribilof Islands town of St. Paul, said Coast Guard spokesman Christopher Haley in Juneau. No deaths had been confirmed and the cause of the sinking was not known Thursday night. WORLD Peruvian candidate assassinated at home HUANCAYO, Peru Attackers believed to be Maoist guerrillas broke into the home of a congressional candidate on Thursday morning and shot him to death as his wife and children watched, police said. The victim, Jose Gerardo, was a candidate of the center-left Aprista party of President Alan Garcia. He was 38. Police said the four gunmen escaped in a car after the attack in Huancayo, an important agricultural center 120 miles east of Lima. Police said no group took responsibility for the assassination, but the Mao-inspired Shining ' Path guerrilla group is active in the area. 400 Albanian teenagers poisoned PRISTINA, Yugoslavia More than 400 ethnic Albanian teenagers were hospitalized Thursday in the town of Podujevo in ethnically divided Kosovo province with signs of poisoning, officials reported. Official Radio Belgrade said about 4,000 ethnic Albanians gathered in the streets of Podujevo upon hearing the news. Some of them beat up 15 Serbs and Montenegrins, accusing them of poisoning classrooms of Albanian pupils. Professor Aljus Gasi, the dean of Pristina University, said he was informed that 417 schoolchildren were taken to hospitals, mostly in Pristina, the provincial capital. Prime minister seeks fourth term SYDNEY, Australia Prime Minister Bob Hawke seeks a record fourth consecutive victory for his governing Labor Party in the election Saturday, which he says will set Australia's course into the 21st century. When he set the date Feb. 16, Hawke said it was the most important election in more than 40 years. Hawke, in office seven years, is the most enduring and popular Labor Party leader. Polls forecast a close vote between Labor and the opposition Liberal-National Party coalition, but no contest when it comes to the prime minister's personal popularity. E. German refugee numbers drop BONN, West Germany The daily number ofEast Germans resettling in West Germany has dropped in half in the past week, apparently as a result of the national elections held in their homeland, the Interior Ministry said Thursday. The ministry said 931 East German re-settlers registered with federal authorities on Wednesday, compared with 2,248 one week ago. It was the lowest figure in several months, the ministry said. On Tuesday, 1,156 East Germans applied for permanent residence In West Germany, and on Monday the number was 1,539, said the Interior Ministry. From Sun News Services By ROCHELLE SHARPE Gannett News Service BOISE, Idaho The Idaho Senate approved the most restrictive abortion bill in the nation Thursday, setting the stage for a legal battle that could lead the Supreme Court to allow states to ban abortion. If Gov. Cecil Andrus signs the bill, which the Senate passed 25-17, Idaho will ban all abortions used as a method of birth control, prohibiting at least 93 percent of all such operations in the state. Only abortions related to rape, incest, severe fetal deformity, or to save the life or health of the mother would be permitted. An Idaho law would almost certainly become the subject of a major Supreme Court case, forcing the justices for the first time to reconsider its landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which made abortion legal nationwide in 1973. Because of the lawsuit, such a statute would likely not be enforced until a final court decision, which could take more than two years. Despite the historic and emotional nature of the vote, Senate debate was relatively calm. For the most part, senators did not argue about the bill among themselves, but rather recited long monologues explaining their positions. Some speeches lasted more than a half hour. "This is the most important civil rights issue of our lifetime," said Sen. Claire Wetherell, one of the bill's sponsors and a nurse who has witnessed abortions. Wetherell described the operation as "seeing pieces of a child naked before your eyes." But pro-choice senators urged their colleagues not to let Idaho become a pawn in a political game orchestrated by the National Right to Life Committee. "They think they found in Idaho a Tense situation in Romania AP WIREPHOTO Soldiers and tanks block the central square in Tirgu Mures, Romania, on Thursday to prevent ethnic Hungarian and Romanian demonstrators from clashing. Recent unrest has claimed seven lives. Officials try to quell ethnic violence By SLOBODAN LEKIC Associated Press TIRGU MURES, Romania Thousands of anti-Hungarian demonstrators rallied Thursday for a fourth straight day of protest in this Transylvanian city where ethnic clashes have left seven dead and 300 wounded. They dispersed peacefully in the evening after Deputy Prime Minister Gelu Voican promised them that Transylvania would remain part of Romania. "Nobody is going to take Tran sylvania away from us. Don't let yourselves be fooled by rumors," he told the crowd of about 3,000 as troops and tanks made a show of force on the Square of Roses, focal point of Tuesday night's carnage, when most of the casualties occurred. Earlier Thursday, about 3.000 Romanians and 1,000 ethnic Hungarians, separated by soldiers, gathered at opposite ends of the square to shout slogans. Voican was in Tirgu Mures, a city of 165,000 northwest of Bucharest, to lead the central government's efforts to defuse the worst crisis since the December revolution. Long suppressed under former Communist dictator Nicolae Ceau-sescu, the ethnic Hungarians have demanded greater autonomy and wrung some concessions from the current provisional government of President Ion Iliescu, including re-opening Hungarian-language schools closed by Ceausescu. Many Romanians resent the concessions as favoritism. They believe that nationalistic ethnic Hungarians, supported by the Hungarian government, are trying to engineer the transfer of Transylvania to Hungary. Voican's committee of inquiry met with Hungarian and Romanian community leaders and then put together a communique. "The Hungarian side agreed that there could be no talk of secession," Voican said. state willing to gamble with the Supreme Court," Sen. Karl Brooks argued. "Let's not join their crapshool," he said, noting that legal challenges could cost the state more than $1 million in legal bills. The committee, the nation's leading anti-abortion group, drafted the legislation last fall after the Supreme Court gave states more power to regulate abortion. Since then, anti-abortion advocates in five states have introduced the model legislation, but Idaho was the first to pass it. During the debate, the Senate gallery was packed with anti-abortion advocates, many of whom wore buttons saying, "Everyone Deserves a Birthday." Lithuanians appeal for world support By ANN IMSE Associated Press VILNIUS, U.S.S.R. Soviet armor rolled through Vilnius in a show of strength Thursday and leaders of this rebellious Baltic republic appealed for world support to forestall the possible use of force in Lithuania. In his escalating war of nerves, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev also demanded Thursday that Lithuania stop signing up its own volunteer force. "It is clear that another republic is going to use force against Lithuania and its citizens," said a Lithuanian government appeal to the world issued late Thursday. "We are asking people to prevent this by protesting the possible use of violence against a member of the world community . . . against Lithuania and its citizens." The republic's president, Vytautus Landsbergis, in an emotional speech to the Supreme Council legislature, pledged that Lithuanians would keep their drive for full independence from Moscow peaceful. "If tanks are sent to take away shotguns and hunting rifles, we won't shoot at the tanks," said Landsbergis. a music professor. "Our resistance will be non-violence." Defense officials in Sweden said the military there was put on higher alert after reports of Soviet troop movements in Lithuania. Defense spokeswoman Kari Han: son said that among other measures, more pilots than usual were on call. Lithuania, forcibly incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1940, declared its independence on March 1 1 in a decision Moscow refuses to recognize. Fifteen Soviet armored personnel carriers and five trucks towing military equipment rumbled through the capital Thursday afternoon. Lithuania's parliamentary press office also reported in a statement that three plainclothes officers abducted Soviet army deserter Vidas Valavicius off a Vilnius street Thursday night and that he was being held at the military commandant's office. Meese affirms Poindexter's account of Contra testimony By DAVID JOHNSTON The New York Times WASHINGTON Testifying on behalf of John M. Poindexter, former Attorney General Edwin Meese said Thursday that Poindexter asked for his help in preparing a truthful account of the secret arms sales to Iran as the Iran-Contra affair was unraveling in November 1986. Meese, who testified for two hours Thursday as a defense witness in the trial of the former national security adviser, recalled a White House meeting he attended at Poindexter's request. Meese said they met "to try to be sure that everyone was sharing their information so that no one would be testifying untruthfully or inaccurately about what was going on." Meese, for two decades one of President Ronald Reagan's most trusted advisers, played an important role in the early days of the affair, leading an inquiry to determine the extent of what had happened. He was later criticized by some members of Congress who termed the investigation haphazard and incomplete. "Was there any discussion about putting out a false theme or a false story about the missile shipment?" asked Richard W. Beckler, the chief defense attorney. "No," answered Meese. Did Poindexter lie at the meeting, the lawyer asked. "No," said Meese. "The only conversation I participated in was the conversation where the president wanted all the information to get to the American people." "So there was no discussion of lies about the Hawk missile shipment?" asked Beckler, referring to an Israeli shipment of American-made missiles to Iran in November 1985. "No there was not," Meese said. "Nothing about a cover-up?" asked the lawyer. "That's correct," Meese replied. The prosecution has suggested that the participants at that meeting agreed to a chronology of the arms sales that said falsely that no one in the government knew in advance of the Israeli shipment, in which the CIA is said to have participated. The prosecution says Poindexter knew about the deal in advance, but kept it secret. Poindexter faces five felony charges, including conspiracy to deceive Congress, obstructing congressional inquiries and making false statements to Congress about the arms sales and efforts to aid the Nica-raguan rebels at a time when Congress barred direct assistance to them. ST. BERNARDINE MEDICAL CENTER Physicians of Caliber 714-881-4305 800-942-4267 Pononot teiponie Mondav-Fiidoy 8 O.m. -4pm. Ant wet ing service aUc hours In Loving Memory of RONALD GLEN EASTBURN Who passed away one year ago today Alfred t. Juenemann & Children "We miss you very much Ronnie" Spring on in for your Easter candy supplies. CAKEMAKERS 1628 E.Highland Ave. (Behind Sec. Poc. Bank, O a 1 OTIC Corner Del Boso & HigMofidl 00 I -0 I I 3 CONTINUOUS LIQUIDATION SALE 50 OFF Fabrics, Trims, Crafts & Upholstery BITS 'N PIECES FABRIC SHOP 25408 E. Baseline, San Bernardino ICorner t 0l PoiO Av. & Bcielinft) (714)884-6502 Super Moist Cakes 8 Varieties One of our most popular values. SUGARPLUM BAKERY 1458 E. 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