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Daily News Record (Newspaper) - October 3, 1983, Harrisonburg, Virginia Weather In Brief Mostly Sunny THE HEART OF SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA Two Sections 20 Pages Plus Supplements 2 USPS 144520 October 1983 4332702 15 Cents Democrats Ask For Watt Vote WASHINGTON AP Senate Democrats are seeking a quick floor vote this week on a resolution urging the dismissal of Interior Secretary James but Reagan mindful that the measure could pass by a comfortable are searching for ways to block or delay the Were ready to vote on But the administration doesnt want a said Senate Democratic leader Robert Byrd of West He is author of the sense of the Senate resolution calling on President Reagan to request Watts resignation without Byrd has indicated hell take the first opportunity to press for adoption of his which labels as insensitive and insulting of appointees to an advisory commis sion as a a two Jews and a That chance could come within the next few as Congress works for another week before taking a Columbus Day Also up in the Senate this week is legislation to designate a new holiday to honor slain civil rights leader MartinLuther King a that could be filibustered by a small band of work will continue in both chambers on major spending bills for the fiscal year that began The White House said last week that Interior Secretary Watt was expected to stay on and that President Reagan considered the matter But the furor over Watts remarks continued to rage on Capitol and GOP leaders concede that Byrds resolution would likely pass action that could prove an embarrassment to the Reagan Some of the harshest criticism of Watt is coming from senators in the the region most affected by In Department In 12 Western only 10 senators are urging Watt to stay in according to an Associated Press survey con ducted late last Another eight senators for the region have called outright for Watt to resign and two others have stopped just short of doing Byrds resolution has solid support among the Senates 45 Democrats and thus 15 of the Senates 55 Republicans have publicly said Watt should resign or consider Byrd originally offered his as an amendment to a authorizing State Department But Senate leaders have indicated they may postpone further action on that until The Watt Dilemma Who Does He Help By PHILIP SHABECOFF Times News Service WASHINGTON President Reagan has not tapped a vein of luck with his environmental In March the administrator of the Environ mental Protection Anne McGill was forced to leave office amid congressional investiga tions of mismanagement and wrong doing in the hazardous waste Now Interior Secretary James a colorful figure from the day he was is under pressure to resign after praising the diversity of the members of a coal advisory commission by saying I have a I have a two Jews and a Watt reportedly drafted a letter of resignation last But even as Senate Democrats prepared a resolu tion calling for him to step down for conduct unbefitting a Cabinet of the clamor for his dismissal appeared to be Reagan said in an interview that it was up to Watt to and the presidents counsel Edwin Meese called the episode a closed That conclusion may have been Later in the one of the more conservative House Newt Gin grich of said Reagan and his staff are deluding themselves if they believe the episode has blown should the latest chapter of the perils of James Watt end with the secretary still in the problems he presents are not likely to His penchant for remarks has proved an His policies and confrontational manage ment style have helped make the environment an exploitable A public opinion survey prepared for House Democrats by Peter Hart found that by more than a 2tol margin Americans believe that the Democratic Party would do a better job of protecting the environment than the A GOP who asked not to be said that his findings showed Watt to be a substan tial Watt has also had his difficulties carrying out Reagans The commission whose composition he so unfortunately characterized was created by Congress after continual quarrels with Watt about his coal leasing Concerned that Watt was leasing record amounts of federal coal without adequate environmental safeguards at far less than fair market the House Interior Committee voted earlier this year for a moratorium on sales until the com mission reported on the Interior De leasing Arguing that a Supreme Court ruling striking down the legislative veto as a legiti mate congressional device stripped the moratorium of Watt proceeded last month with a sale of leases for 114 million tons of federal coal in North Last that sale was blocked by a federal district judge in Washington on a different constitu tional ground Article Section giving Congress the power to dispose of federal The record on coal is Despite strong congressional opposi Watt has made the Outer Conti Shelf available for oil has moved to expand economic activi ty in wildlife refuges and to process pending leases for oil and gas development in wilderness He did not try to build consensus for the farreaching Research released last Continued on Page 1 Gaining Clout Matches His Own Maine Predictions Maine AP His op set a tough standard and Walter Mondale topped it in a weekend which could help quell doubts about the durability of his presidential In the hours before the straw ballot at the Maine Democratic Partys presiden tial forum on campaign managers for rivals predicted he would receive 50 percent of the It seemed part of the usual political game played at such events set a stan dard for the frontrunner that he isnt likely to The outlook was that with four poten strong candidates on the straw poll no one would get half of the nearly Three candidates worked hard for sup port in the Maine straw poll and a fourth John Glenn of Ohio was ex to benefit from his strong showing in some public opinion especially those showing him running ahead of President In his speech to the Glenn tried to capitalize on this factor by noting that White House aides have been quoted as saying Glenn was the potential Democratic opponent they were most afraid Well Im not afraid of Ronald said the former But in the opponent was Mon dale and the former vice president put on an impressive show of political With a combination of a strong organization and his personal per Mondale captured 51 per cent of the vote in the straw Trailing well behind was Alan Cranston of California with 29 percent and Ernest Boilings of South Carolina with 11 who did not actively campaign for straw ballot received only six Mondale spared neither expense nor personnel in his campaign for the non binding votes in But neither Cranston nor Rollings could claim they were overwhelmed by the Mondale campaign Cranston may have come close to mat ching what Mondale and Rollings made Maine his first serious straw poll Through the summer the candidates and their staffs established and main contact with the party activists who were the delegates to the Maine con AP Walter Mondale beams at the crowd response in this AP Hie No To Taxes How Anyone Can Income Taxes AP Literature used by Patriot an tax By MARJORIE MAYFIELD Norfolk and Ledger Star NORFOLK AP Marilyn Ross was somewhat alarmed when her husband came home one night and said he wanted to join a group that encourages people not to pay income Youre going to end up in she remembers telling Ed Ross laughed and asked his wife to study books the group had say ing he would not become a member if she Ross said that after two or three months of real hard the couple paid to join the the Patriot By the time the Rosses moved earlier this year from from New Jersey to the Patriots mission had become an obsession for Ross A typing she recently changed from a fulltime to parttime work schedule so she could promote the fledgling chapter The Patriots are striving to return this country to the constitutional government framed by the Ross The Networks initiation fee and dues of a month are she add compared to the value of keeping America free for her The Internal Revenue Service sees the organization Its a consumer said John a lawyer in the Richmond of fice of the If you get enough suckers to believe theres a lot of money in Founded five years ago by a South Carolina lax lawyer who is now in the Patriot Network is growing so fast that it is hard to keep membership figures said Charlie Shugar the Virginia He said he does not know how many people belong to the 70 or 80 chapters in the In Virginia there are five four of which are in All have formed since Continued on Page 1 Druse Leader Sets Nicaraguan Covert Aid Up New Government Gets Senate Reprieve thn h Lebanon AP Druse leader Walid Jumblatt set up a council to administer and an ad viser to President Amin Gem ay el on Sun day accused Syrian backers of plotting to partition Lebanon into separate called in top Moslem and Christian advisers for an emergency meeting to discuss announce ment Saturday that he was forming an eightman civil administration commit tee to run the daytoday affairs of province in the emergency cir until the return of cen tral government Jumblatt told reporters in his mountain home at that the committee would later act as a pressure block for the Druse in the central governments management of economic and administrative af Farouk a political adviser to told reporters after emergen cy government meetings Sunday that Syria was using Jumblatt to partition Lebanon into or separate I believe there is an attempt to parti Continued on Page 1 WASHINGTON AP President Reagan has won at least a reprieve in Congress for the CIAs embattled covert aid to Nicaraguan counter The Senate Intelligence Committee has accepted a slightly revised aid plan and the House may shy away from a headon fight to stop The administrations recent success has buoyed some Reagan backers who now believe Congress will let the pro gram continue for the foreseeable the contras or counterrevolutionaries have stepped up attacks against Nicaraguan towns near the Honduran border and against economic targets deep inside the The leftist Nicaraguan govern ment claims to have beaten back the at By taking no action before the 1983 fiscal year ended Congress allowed funding for the covert action to Proposals to end it are ex to reemerge later this but their chances appear The which voted 228195 on July 28 to kill the is scheduled to consider the cutoff proposal again in about two weeks as part of the 1984 in authorization Southern Arizona Floods Claim Nine Rescuers help two men stranded in a truck caught in the floodwaters near AP AP Floodwaters up to 8 feet deep surged Sunday through hundreds of homes in southern closing highways and forcing thousands to evacuate and leaving nine people dead or Among the victims in the series of desert storms which began last week were two helicopter crewmen killed in a crash during a rescue mission Sunday for a mother and More rain pelted the state the day after helicopters plucked stranded residents from rooftops in Tucson and the mining town of Bruce who has declared a statewide flew over southern Arizona on Sunday to survey the swirling He said the devasta tion was the worst damage Ive ever Damage to roads and highways alone was estimated at million to million in the Tucson said Pima County Emergency Services Director Richard In a community of about residents some 30 miles northwest of about 200 people lined Interstate 10 awaiting emergency shuttle transport after being driven from their homes by the flooded Santa Cruz Babbitt estimated that at least houses were under water at The Yaqui Indian village of adobe homes in Marana was literally dissolved by rains and Babbitt More than half of Clifton was swept away by floodwaters from the San Fran cisco authorities Just under 6 inches of rain fell there during a 36hour the National Weather Service said Staff Jim Rothlisberger of the Arizona National Guard said some businesses in downtown Clifton were under as much as 8 feet of All drinking water in Safford and Pima was reported Red Cross units were helping hundreds of people evacuate their homes and go to local school and government Todays Index 5 Classified Dear 9 Jeane Local 2 Valley Deaths Zora Alice of Har Charlotte of Dorothy of Mount Jesse oi Details on Page 8 6IANT sugar in bulk 5 low as with additional Limit 1 per Dutch
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