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   Ukiah Daily Journal (Newspaper) - October 24, 1985, Ukiah, California                                October 1985 Piercy residents detail objections to parole camp Page 3 Little support voiced for Sinkyonecut Page 3 Weather MENDOCINO COUNTY Variable highs in the upper 50s to lower Light northwest Cloddy north and fair south lows in the A chance of light rain near the Oregon border Friday and fair in the Yesterday Last year H 68 78 L 55 43 From 10 through 5 yesterday Year to date Last year UkiahDaihr 125 62 32 Pages Mendocino California 25 Cents Reagan proposes superpower peace pact UNITED NATIONS UPI President seeking a fresh start in relations with the Soviet today proposed that the superpowers agree to eliminate outside military in volvement and guarantee peace settlements to help resolve conflict in five world trouble Reagan made the proposal in a mafor address to the General which celebrated the 40th anniversary of its founding He cited the following areas where the United States and the Soviet Union could reduce ten sions and make progress toward peace Angola and Diplomatic observers have noted that in recent days the ad ministration has tried to downgrade arms control as the toppriority issue of Reagans 1920 summit in with Soviet leader Mikhail But in one conciliatory Reagan told the which included some 80 heads of that Gorbachevs proposal for a 50 percent cut in offensive nuclear weapons is being carefully I believe that within their there are seeds which we should he In the coming weeks we will seek to establish a genuine process of give and When Gorbachev and I meet in Geneva next Reagan I look to a fresh start in the relationship of our two We can and should meet in a spirit that we can deal with our differences That is what we Reagan proposed a three stage regional peace plan between the warring parties to end violence and bring about true national real progress has been made in the United States and Soviet Union would hold a separate set of talks to ex plore how they might offer guarantees for the accords reached by the In every Reagan the primary role would be to reduce and eliminate outside military including verified withdrawal of foreign troops and restraint on the flow of outside the first two stages are the third element of a longterm solution would become involving reintegration of the wartorn na tions into the international Reagan said that if the con flicts were successfully resolv the United States would be willing to contribute generous ly to democratic reconciliation with their own their respect for human rights and their return to the family of free This the presi dent puts the burden on the warring parties to reach ac commodation and offers a framework for achieving super power It is clear that no condominium can solve these Reagan said these conflicts have a character of their own and different requirement for a political but emphasiz ed the United States supports regional peace such as the Contadora process in Cen tral America and proposals by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for an end to the Vietnamese occupation of Cam A senior American official said Reagan had broached his proposal for ending the five regional disputes in a letter to but had received no The official suggested the Soviets might be interested in diminishing their involvement in two He declined to name but clearly referred at least to on which and Soviet officials have held County employees may conduct work stoppage Educational objective Evan Johnson Mendocino College entertained high school students from around Mendocino and Lake coun ties Wednesday with demonstrations and exhibits such as this By TOM SAL IN AS Journal Staff Wrltor The 492 members of the Men docino County Employees Association MCEA may be on the brink of a work stoppage after their negotiators rejected countys final offer for a new the association presi dent There is a possibility for a work MCE A Presi dent Marilyn Heath confirmed after attending an employee meeting in Fort Bragg Wednes day MCEA represents mostly non management county The associations negotiating in a letter outlining the latest MCEA and county pro recommended against After numerous hours of work and many meetings bet ween MCEA and county we have been unable to reach an agreement with the county that we feel is in the employees best the letter It now appears that negotiations are at an im before taking any the negotiators wanted to see if their members agreed with Judging by their response at the Fort Bragg they may according to The associations braintrust is unhappy with the countys final a oneyear pact which doesnt offer any pay The county did offer to con sider acrosstheboard raises if the Board of Supervisors found enough money from unan ticipated sources of revenue and costsaving efforts before April MCEAs latest proposal called for a twoyear pact with a percent costofliving pay raise for this year and another costof living raise next Next years not to ex ceed 5 would be based on Bay area as is the percent according to Both adjustments would go in to effect July Heath said MCEA would be willing to drop the pay raises if the county offered the benefits package the union but the county offered One Issue centered on how emplyees earn vacation Heath said employees who were hired before 1974 earn vacation time at a faster rate than the later Were trying to make everyone the she employees have been working under fte previous con which officially expired MCEA employees received a percent salary increase in their 198485 according to a memorandum of understan ding obtained through the coun ty personnel The under that con also contributed per pay to employee only health Employees with dependents received per pay while contributing MCEA proposed jumps this year to and and the in its Union members will meet in Ukiah at the Grange Hall tonight to talk about the countys pro and will decide by Oc tober 28 whether they want to conduct a work Fort Bragg spared Potter may restrict student transfers Coast Guard cuts By DAVID KOENIG Donrty thlnf ton Burtiu WASHINGTON After debating how best to help the Coast the Senate Wednesday rejected an amend ment to soften a million budget cut for the By a 5938 the Senate kill ed an amendment to restore about half of the The final decision on funding for the Coast Guard and the Federal Aviation Administra which would be cut will be made in a House Senate conference COAST page 2 By MAUREEN CONNORRICE Journal Staff WrIUr Potter Vallev students and teachers met with administrators and board members Wednesday night and tossed around ideas to improve the school and keep the students interested in the advantages of smallschool Superintendent Howard Colter repeated some of the problems related to him by parents and One complaint is from students who have the same teacher for the entire four years of high This can create a especially if there is a personality We need to have a mix in order to maximize education for the Colter Vocational education offer ings was another request by At wood small home economics and food services are Colter suggested possible ad ditions of computer repair and automotive He add ed that wood shop could be ex panded to include more draf need more pro he but its ard to find people to direct Honors courses were discuss ed for students with a high gradepoint The courses would offer the students more challenge and more High school principal Ron Kin caid said that offering these courses would be difficult at Pot ter for the courses such as algebra which only offer one He added that there could be an honors English course because there are two English Time to choose long distance telephone service By MAUREEN CONNORRICE Journal Stiff Wrlttr Potter Valley and Boonville residents will soon be asked to choose a long distance company from four to be offered In this area in response to a Federal Com munications Commission Pacific Bell is rearranging its equipment to provide equal ac cess to these independent long distance telephone The changover should be on line by and customers will then be able to dial 1 and be connected with the long distance company they have Telephone customers in Williti and on the coast have already made their On 1 ballots will arrive in the mall asking users to choose from American Telephone Telegraph Lon GTE IT Longer and Satellite Business Systems SBS Sprint and SBS are not available according to com Kny Sprint should available in three to six mon the spokesman and SBS officials were unable to give a starting date for This provides easy access for Linda Healey of Pacific Bell explaining how equal access provided to phone companies becomes easy access1 to For one time customers who make a choice of a long distance company will not be charged for the which will be made at the switching of according to A customer can choose a dif ferent company at a later she there will be a charge of Healey stressed that customers should make a Those customers who do not make a choice will have a company chosen for she People will be allocated to companies based on the percentage of those who return ed their example if 40 percent of the customers choose that company will be assigned 40 percent of those who made no Many residents are under the mistaken impression that they will automatically be given With our companies to choose there is an even greater chance of not getting Healey also advised resear ching the rates of individual Some companies will offer lower rates to certain If a customer makes a lot of calls to certain and a particular company offers low rates to those that would be the company to she If one company is but another offers a special discount to a city being the customer can use the second company for that call by dialing the correct company Sprint charges a minimum monthly usage charge of a 10 15 percent discount on and wiU reach all cities in the Hawaii and some coun tries SBS Skyline will charge 115 LONG page 2 Communications revolution or bureacratlc bungle   

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