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   Ukiah Daily Journal (Newspaper) - June 27, 1986, Ukiah, California                                District honors volunteer PageS SWAT team members pay their own way Page 2 WEATHER MENDOCINO COUNTY Variable clouds this afternoon with isolated Highs to the mid Variable clouds tonight with a chance of showers mainly in the moun H L Yesterday 89 57 Last year 98 55 From yesterday to 8 today Year to date Last year Ukiah Daily June 1986 1986 Journal AAanHnrlnn Pnuntu Pallf 126 60 18 pages Serving Mendoclno 25 Cents Cubs tug KathrynVroman Local Cub Scouts tug at the rope in a youthful strength at Cub Scout Day Camp at Lake Mendoclno The boys participate In camping and arts crafts activities dur ing the annual weeklong Crane bids lowest for Civic Center By BRIAN WILLOUGHBY Journal Staff Wrttir After a false start on June Ukiah Civic Center construction bids came in a bit more realistically with Crane of Ukiah settling in as Cranes bid stood at When combined with two sub contractors bids submitted earlier this month from Ukiah Sheet Metal and from Mill Creek Nursery the total construction cost of the project stands at That figure stands just over the million estimate made by architect Vic tor On two other both from Santa Rosabased construction came in higher than Cranes Wright bid to build the while Fostmeier Construction bid One June these two firms were the only two to submit bids on the At that their bids were roughly million higher than Lopes Neither of the overall bids was accepted and the project was sent out for Crane of Ukiah wanted to bid during the first but a representative of that firm arrived just a few moments late on June too late to submit the The first round of bidding at tracted three subcontractors two of which those from Ukiah Sheet Metal and Mill Creek Nursery came in lower than Lopes These two were recognized by the Ukiah City Council and are ex pected to be accepted at a special meeting Lopes will present a bid breakdown to the council at that meeting and the council is ex pected to accept the lowest responsible overall bid from Thursdays bid Surprisingly high bids at the June 5 bid opening prompted ci ty officials to dismiss the idea of opening the project both to overall general contractors bids and to Individual sub contractors The council had chosen that method for the first round of bid ding in hopes of attracting more local after the higherthanexpected June 5 decided it hampered the overall bidding City officials also trimmed some of the requirements of the allowing more options on certain building materials such as roof tiles to bring costs Lopes appeared pleased with Thursdays calling them more realistic than higher The city council will address the matter at a special meeting Monday at 4 in the1 Old Council Chambers on West Church Street adjacent to Ukiah City Pentagon loses In new budget WASHINGTON UPI House and Senate budget con trying to push a budget through overwhelm ingly agreed on a 1987 spending plan Thursday that slashes President Reagans military spending request and rejects new taxes above the amount he will The nearly trillion money bill meets the balancedbudget which requires no more than a billion deficit next fiscal coming in at billion for the fiscal year beginn ing The conference committee did not take a roll call vote on the but only Ernest Budget leaders said they were not entirely satisfied with the money bill but praised it as the best they could In of the political in light of the Gramm Rudman I believe this document represents a credible approach and requires sacrifice by each and every one of said House Budget Committee Chairman William The budget worked out during nonstop private talks that lasted for nearly two would allow billion for the military next splitting the dif ference between the House and Senate but falling short of the billion Reagan Senate Budget Commitee Chairman Pete said he would have preferred more money for the military but without extra taxes he said it couldnt be There was no immediate word from the White but Dominici said Reagan will in dicate that he feels the con ference report is an acceptable Budget leaders planned to move the spending plan swiftly through the two where approval was expected before the start of Congresss twoweek July 4th Sandinistas close opposition paper Nicaragua UPI President Daniel reacting to approval of million in aid by the House Of Representatives for Contra ordered a crackdown on political opposition and shut down the nations only opposi tion The 60yearold daily La Pren long a foe of both dictator Anastasio Somoza and the San dinistas who ousted him in was closed Thursday evening for an indefinite time a bureaucratic phrase that often means The move came a day after the House approved President Reagans request for million in new aid for rebels fighting the Nicaraguan govern Nicaraguas official newspaper Barricada published defiant State radio Voz de Nicaragua in announcing the shutdown of La called the daily a spokesman for the Reagan which Wednes day openly declared war on Sheaf son firm indicted forttioney laundering PHILADELPHIA UPI Shearson Lehman Brothers has been indicted on charges of laundering money from a fivestate sports betting ring allegedly run by a com pany sales manager and the soninlaw of former Mayor Frank The handed down Thursday by a federal grand claims the brokerage one of the na tions laundered million from a gambling syn dicate with reported ties to organized During its between 1982 and the ring col lected about million a week in the indictment New Yorkbased Shearson denied the believed to be the first of its kind against a brokerage If Shearson faces a maximum million in Rizzos Joseph Mastronardo and Herbert a former sales manager of Shearsons Philadelphia were in dicted along with five other Attorney Edward Den nis said defendants would take hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash from the bet ting operation into local banks and purchase money cashiers checks and treasurers checks in amounts of less than Using this they at tempted to subvert federal regulations requiring financial institutions to report transac tions of or he The checks and money orders were made out to deposited in dum my accounts controlled by Cantley a former Shearson securities broker and the other defendants and used to purchase bearer municipal bonds and other Dennis Because of Cantleys the corporation is responsible under the I am issuing a warning that there are penalties for violating banking known as Shear sonAmerican Express during the time of the alleged was charged with 36 counts of failure to file currency tran saction three counts of concealment of material facts and two counts of It was thought to be the first indictment of a brokerage house on charges of failing to report transactions of more than The decision by the Philadelphia Attorneys office to attempt to hold the company liable for the alleged unauthorized criminal actions of a single former employee is not only legally unjustified but also an unfortunate abuse of prosecutorial Shearson said in a The individuals named in the were charged with failure to file cur rency transaction reports and conducting an illegal gambling Dennis said the bet ting ring operated in Penn New New Alabama and If Cantley faces up to million in fines and 198 years in Mastronar do could be imprisoned for 210 years and fined Dennis stressed that the citys flamboyant mayor from 1972 to was in no way involved in the Former Police Commis sioner Morton Solomon described Mastronardo three years ago as the biggest bookmaker on the East the Philadelphia In quirer Solomon also alleged that Mastronardos gambling ring was connected to organized Mastronardo and several others were indicted by a state grand jury in 1982 on sports betting Trade Commission says hurt by timber imports By CLYDE WEISS Donrty WMhlnjtpn Bureau WASHINGTON The Inter national Trade in a preliminary decision ruled 50 that the softwood lumber industry apparently has been or threatened with by Canadian But a spokesman for the Cana dian Jumper while de nying charges that Canadian lumber is subsidized by the said the ITC deci sion was neither a surprise nor a We dont believe that im ports are causing nor do we believe that the evidence of injury is convincing or con said trade coordinator for the Canadian Forest Industries representing 17 trade associa The lumber industry claims the Canadian stumpage fees paid for the right to cut trees on government lands are unfairly low compared 19 which are competitively In provincial governments set the Canada claims the greater ef ficiency of its a larger supply of softwood timber and the lower value of the Canadian dollar combine to make its lumber products more saleable in the United States than domestic Canadian softwood imports have captured 33 percent of the lumber ITC Commissioner Alfred the only member who ex plained his vote said the domestic industrys per formance during the period studied by the commission in dicate somewhat more strength than during the construction doldrums of the early he said profits have been on the decline for the past two years while Canadian im ports are I believe the investigation should continue because there is a reasonable indication that the domestic softwood lumber industry is being materially in jured or threatened with material injury by the Cana dian Eckes Until the flood of subsidized Canadian lumber is the lumber industry will con tinue to see sawmills closed and sawmill workers forced out of their said Stanley Pen chairman of the Coalition for Fair Lumber which f iled the unfair trade The coalition represents 11 trade associations and 76 soft wood log and lumber primarily in the West and The group is seeking a 27 per cent countervailing duty on softwood lumber pro ducts to compensate for what they allege is a subsidized in dustry across the The ITC one of a number of steps in a complex process that could stretch until next mirrored one three years ago also involving the softwood lumber In that the Commerce Department subse quently ruled th ere was no sub and therefore no cause for This lawmakers and in dustry officials are hoping a re cent decision by the Court of International Trade in New which broadened the definition of has changed the legal and political climate under which the Com merce Department will now con sider the industrys The Commerce Department now must decide whether there is a subsidy for which a counter vailing duty can be If Commerce decides there is no the case ends it returns to the ITC for another and then back to Commerce for a deter mination of The process could take until next Don one of the House authorities on trade warned the Cana dian government not to regard the ITC decision as an escala tion of the existing trade dispute between the two But during an interview with a Canadian television station following a press conference at the National Press Bonker suggested the Canadian news media itself was exacerbating the problem by reporting such events as another battle in an ongoing trade war and an af front to the Canadian govern To anyone familiar with the wood products todays decision should come as no sur Bonker it would have been nearly im possible for the commission to page 2   

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