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   Marysville Yuba Sutter Appeal Democrat (Newspaper) - March 31, 1986, Marysville Yuba, California                                Monday Louisville, Duke showdown today /Sports B1 Marcos accuses U.S. of role in his ouster /News A2 Jackpot hits $1,800 in A-D Prize Puzzle /Lifestyles C4 VXJBA-SUTTER Appeal democrat + THE     SOURCE     SINCE 18   6   0 + Vol. 116 - No. 58  126th Year   Thirty-Two Pages     Monday, March 31,1986    Marysville-Yuba City, uaiif. Single Copy 250 Strong quake jolts SF area City's skyscrapers rocked; power lines are knocked down FREMONT (AP) - A strong earthquake early today rocked skyscrapers in the San Francisco Bay area, knocked down power lines and roused tens of thousands of people from their sleep. Three minor injuries were reported. (Police and sheriffs departments in both Yuba and Sutter counties said there were no reports of resi- dents feeling the temblor. At the State Department of Water Resources in Oroville, a spokesman estimated the seismograph reading at less than 1.) The earthquake, the third in the region in three days, struck at 3:56 a.m. and had a magnitude of 5.3 on the Richter scale, said Willis Jacobs of the U.S. Earthquake Information Center in Golden Colo. The state Office of Emergency Services estimated it at 5.6, meaning it was capable of considerable damage. It was centered 10 miles east of Fremont, or about 45 miles southeast of San Francisco, Jacobs said. Three aftershocks, with estimated magnitudes of 3.6, 3.7 and 3.8, followed within minutes of the initial jolt, said Tom Mullins, spokesman for the state emergency office. The quake was felt as far north as Santa Rosa and as far south as San Luis Obispo, a range of about 350 miles, and to the east as far as Stockton, about 60 miles east of San Francisco. Alexian Brothers Hospital in San Jose reported three minor injuries. Ferrari-Collins trial will begin Marysvillle voter fraud case slated to start tomorrow in Napa County By CHUCK SMITH A-D Staff Writer Marysville City Councilman Daniel Ferrari and waitress Teresa Collins go to trial tomorrow in a Napa County courtroom, nine months after they were arrested on felony voter registration fraud charges. The 37-year-old councilman and his 26-year-old fiancee have been free on their own recognizance since they were booked at the Yuba County Jail on June 25. Ferrari has continued to serve on the City Council. It was 17 months ago that an elections clerk using a processing computer said that she noticed large numbers of absentee ballots going to the same addresses and reported the matter to County Clerk-Recorder Frances Fairey. The subsequent investigation by the District Attorney's Office and Marysville police touched off a stormy period in Marysville politics that promises to be a focal point in the trial, which may last a month. District Attorney Fred Scrhoeder said he has 52 witnesses under subpoena for the trial. Defense attorneys Dave Vasquez and Michael Barrette are not saying how many See Back Page, TRIAL t Georgia sodomy law under attack A Bactrian camel yawns while sunbathing recently at the Kansas City Zoo. Tempera- (AP Photo) tures in the area reached into the 80s over the weekend. WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court was-told today that Georgia's sodomy law is an effort by the state to follow ' centuries of tradition regarding the morality of its people.'' "The liberty that exists under our Constitution is not unrestrained," Assistant Attorney General Michael E. Hobbs told the court. "It is ordered liberty, it is not licentiousness." But Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe, representing an Atlanta homosexual who is challenging the sodomy law, said Georgia cannot tell people what to do in their homes with no more of a reason than "simply an invocation of the majority's morality." "If liberty means anything ... it means the power of government is limited regarding the intrusion into something as personal and intimate as this," Tribe argued. The court's decision in the Georgia case, expected to be announced by July, could nullify sodomy laws in about half the states. The justices must decide whether consenting See Back Page, GEORGIA t Marcos:'l Have Not Resigned' Ruling stands in speedy trial case HONOLULU (AP) - Ferdinand Marcos, greeting about 1,000 well-wishers on his first venture into public view since he fled Manila, said he has not resigned as president of the Philippines and described the government of Corazon Aquino as "dictatorship, pure and simple." Marcos and his wife, Imelda, faced reporters as they mingled with supporters outside the Phil-American travel agency, which is owned by a supporter. Earlier, the Marcoses and about 100 guests attended Easter Mass at the couple's rented $1.5 million beachfront home, where a small group of demonstrators outside encouraged passing cars to honk in protest. "I have not resigned (as Philippines president)," Marcos told reporters after the Mass. "I consider the election legitimate but that is something my lawyer has asked me not to discuss with anyone." Widespread fraud was alleged following the Feb. 7 Philippine presidential election. Marcos declined to be specific about how he planned to deal with mounting legal actions filed against him in U.S. courts arising from his 20-year leadership of the Philippines. "I and the lawyer do consult on such tilings as presidential immunity and the right of the accused in each and every state and my position as former president," Marcos said. "I am not hiding." The Mass was held after the cancellation of a large-scale backyard potluck party Marcos reportedly began planning Friday. The gathering at the travel agency was finalized after plans to use a Honolulu park faltered when city officials said backers hadn't acquired needed permits. It was the first time Marcos had ventured into public since arriving in Hawaii after a hasty evacuation from the Philippines Feb. 26. "I do not say I was forced out of the Philippines," he said. "But I do say I wish I had stayed there." Marcos described the new Phil-See Back Page, MARCOS t WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court today let stand a ruling that a criminal suspect's right to a speedy trial must be presumed violated if law enforcement officials take too long to arrest him. The court, without comment, refused to hear an appeal by California authorities in the case of a former gas station attendant arrested on embezzling charges nearly 4% years after the alleged crime. Los Angeles police charged that Joaquin Serna took $955 in cash and disappeared after working his Sept. 8, 1978, night shift at a service station. A misdemeanor complaint against Serna was filed three weeks later and a warrant was issued for his arrest. But police believe he fled to Florida, and he was not arrested until Feb. 16,1983. Serna said he had left a forwarding address and did not try to conceal his whereabouts when he left Los Angeles in December 1978. He said his arrest in 1983 and the plans to prosecute him violated his constitutional right to a speedy trial. In other action, the court:  Agreed to decide whether states may require companies with federally approved mining operations on federal lands to obtain state permits as well. The justices said they will hear arguments by California authorities that a limestone-mining operation in Los Padres National Forest should be required to obtain a state permit.  Agreed to decide whether prosecutors may use as trial evidence a pistol retrieved by Detroit policemen See Back Page, RULING t Haircut leads to Sikh's death VILLAGE GILL, India (AP) - Manghat Singh, a Sikh farmer, cut his hair, trimmed his beard and discarded his turban for convenience. He paid for that modernity with his life. Singh was one of eight "shorn" Sikhs and Hindus slain Saturday in Sikh terrorist attacks on three villages that previously had been undisturbed by the escalating violence in India's bloodied breadbasket. The eight had been preparing to harvest grain in this Sikh-dominated state, which led the Third World in the Green Revolution. "Why, my son, did not you remain a true Sikh with long hair and turban?" wept his father, who wears a turban and long white beard. He sat Sunday over the body of his only son, the family breadwinner - a man in his early 20s and engaged to be married. His mother, five sisters and dozens of women wailed for hours as they surrounded the body, which was laid on a string cot in the back yard and covered with a cotton quilt. "Who will take care of us?" a sister pleaded through her tears. More than 100 people - most Sikh peasants - gathered outside the modest three-room house, painted bright blue-green. Four cows, their source of milk, were in back. Hindu friends and relatives gathered, welcomed as brothers. They spoke of bewilderment and fear. They told their children to run inl:o wheat fields and hide when they hear a gunshot or loud noise. At dusk, they go inside and bolt their doors. But there was no talk of revenge in this agricultural heartland, a region where Sikh terrorists have not yet gained a significant foothold despite killings that over the weekend raised the death toll to more than 100 this month. Manghat Singh was killed by suspected Sikh terrorists who rode up in a jeep as he delivered milk to kiln workers preparing dinner a few hundred yards from his house. For years, the strategic northern Pubjab has been known in India as a progressive area. Signs along roads proclaim it "the Land of Milk" for its See Back Page, SIKH t The victims, who suffered cuts or were hit by objects falling in their homes, were released after treatment. There was no report of serious damage. Police switchboards were jammed with calls from people awakened by See Back Page, QUAKE t CALIFORNIA Earthquake Epicenter 166 may be dead in air crash MEXICO CITY (AP) - A Mexi-cana Airline flight with 166 people aboard crashed into a mountainside today en route to Puerto Vallarta and Los Angeles, an airline spokesman said. There appeared to be no survivors. A source in the airport commander's office said three helicopters from the Federal Highway Police and an official of the Federal Electricity Commission flew over the wreckage of the plane and found no survivors. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the plane was burning at the time the officials flew over the wreckage. "It seems as though they've located it on a mountain," Rafael Cue-vas of the Federal Highway Police office in Morelia, one of the largest cities nearby, said by telephone. Cuevas said the only land access to the site was through a town called Con tepee. The airport source said the flight left at about 9 a.m. (10 a.m. EST) and that contact was lost with the jetliner 14 minutes later. The plane also had been scheduled to stop in Mazatlan. The Boeing 727-200 crashed on San Andres Hill, near Rancho San Miguel El Alto, in the municipality of Maravatio, according to the airport source. Mexicana airline spokesman Fer-See Back Page, CRASH ^ Increasing clouds, chance of rain Tuesday. High yesterday was 76; the overnight low was 54. Details A-7 Today Index Classified..................D3-6 Editorials......................D8 Financial......................B6 Lifestyles...........C Section Comics.................C7 Crosswords..........C5 Family...................C2 Movies-TV............C6 Prize Crossword...C4 What About That ..C4 Sports...............B Section Vital Statistics..............A7   

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