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   Salina Journal, The (Newspaper) - June 27, 1987, Salina, Kansas                                T1 Sallna T 1 1 he Journal Kansas SATURDAY June 25 Cents Nuclear waste compact to pick developer Monday By LINDA MOWERYDENN1NG Great Plains Editor Adrian Arnoldy fears little good will come from a special meeting Monday of the Central Interstate Low Level Radioactive Waste Compact Commission in Ok lahoma At that he would like to see Kansas withdraw as a member of the fivestate But mayor of has little hope that will he expects representatives to select a devel oper to build a regional nuclear waste facility for the compact states of Ar kansas and Theres always hope Kansas will withdraw from the but its getting slimmer all the time to put it Arnoldy It sure would be nice to be out of this but Governor Mike Hayden looks pretty adamant were going to stay Mondays agenda calls for representatives from the two prospective developers Ecology of and Westinghouse Electric of to present their proposals to state A decision on which of the companies will build the compacts common waste site is to be made after a questionandanswer The selection is important because not only will the developer have responsibility for the waste the compact also plans to have the developer decide where it wants to build the Raymond the compacts said he has been told by officials from the five states that delegates will arrive in Oklahoma City ready to How Stanley the Kansas representative to the will cast his ballot is Last the Governors Task Force on Low level Radioactive Waste reversed an earlier decision to recommend the 19member committee said it would remain neutral on the secretary of the state Department of Health and was unavailable for but Bob agency said the decision on a devel oper will be made based on information collected from technicians in Kansas and other the department and meetings earlier this month in Manhattan and Moody said the questions asked Monday by delegates from other states and the developers answers to those questions also will play a part in the Kansas He said a major issue at the Oklahoma City meeting is apt to be the liability of the host state for the waste Ted Fay an attorney for the Kansas Insurance said he has studied the issue from a worst case As a he is concerned about who would pick up the bill if for some reason damages exceed available The Ecology proposal does not talk about Westinghouse officials discuss the but in narrow Their proposal indicates the company will accept responsibility for damage only if willful misconduct or gross negligence is The Westinghouse proposal also includes the right of the company to transfer its interests in any future waste facility to another Fay said he finds both of those provisions He said the maximum liability insurance available for such a facility is million and that is only if the site meets all the insurance companys Another million can probably be collected from user fees and put into a contingency he Fay said the two sources should be enough to cover any possible but he said there are no He said the site even after its closed in about 30 years still will have a potential for problems for many decades to For that he compact members need to think about supporting the host state financially in case of problems not covered by insurance or the contingency or if for some reason insurance becomes unavail Fay said he doesnt think the liability issue should stop commission delegates from selecting a developer But after one is he states need to See Page 12 CUBS WIN Eric of Cub Scout Pack throws rope rings Friday in a game called Steer Warkentine was among 268 Scouts who participated in the second annual Salina area Tom Day which featured BB gun crafts and tepee Inside TOPSEEDED BORIS BECKER is eliminated in the secondround of the Wimbledon tennis See Page AFTER 37 City Clerk Don Harrison has decided to call it See Page Living On the Weather KANSAS Partly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms west and sunny skies east highs around Partly cloudy tonight with scattered lows in Mostly sunny west and partly cloudy central highs around Expressing great Powell retires from Supreme Court WASHINGTON AP Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell retired Powell played a pivotal role in shaping American law for 15 years as a swing vote in some of the courts most con troversial Powell who will be 80 on 19 and has suffered from prostate can said he was leaving the bench with a great deal of His departure will give President Reagan an opportunity to change significantly the courts ideological but Powell said that did not play a part in his Powells announced from the bench by Chief Justice Wil liam Rehnquist just before the court concluded its 198687 surprised White House Howard the White House chief of learned of Powells decision in a morning telephone call from He immediately told The president acknowledged expressed mild not great He had no See Page 11 Former Fed chairman Burns dies BALTIMORE AP Arthur who wielded unmatched influence over the nations economy as Federal Reserve Board chairman un der three died Friday at the age of Burns died of coronary disease complicated by a stroke he suffered soon after triple bypass surgery in said Phil spokesman at The Johns Hopkins He was appointed chairman of the nations central bank in 1970 by Rich ard Nixon and remained under Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter replaced Burns in with William From Burns was chairman of the Presidents Council of Economic Advisers under President Eisen Burns In President Reagan appointed him ambassador to West a job Burns held for four Burns was a political pragmatist who could switch from being an advocate of tight money policies to doubling the money supply when there seemed scant need for he was an implacable foe of but when he left office the country was on the verge of the worst inflation of its postwar He correctly predicted the Feds tight money policy would bring on a recession and recommended the tax cuts and easier credit policies that produced a record shattering boom in Reagan on Friday lauded Burrs as among the most See Page 11 Irancontra story of deceit grows WASHINGTON AP Oliver North shredded documents pertaining to the Irancontra affair on at least one occasion in addition to the frantic events that Fawn Hall described at congressional hearings earlier this congressional sources said The sources said Norths shredding activities occurred sometime be tween his interrogation by Attorney General Edwin Meese at the Justice Department on and the time the National Security Council aides offices were sealed two days No further details were immedi ately and it was not clear whether the Marine officer was alone at the Nor was it known whether Norths activities were the shredding incident that Warren referred to on Thursday when he said that shred ding had occurred beyond what has been described in public Some committee members have criticized Justice Department offi cials for failing to seal Norths office Fawn who served as Norths testified at the Iran contra hearings that she and North shredded an 18inch stack of doc uments pertaining to the secret arms sales to Iran and unauthorized di version of profits to the Nicaraguan That shredding occurred be fore North was summoned to Meeses office at the Justice The disclosure came as in vestigators released additional evi dence of deception by former Reagan administration officials as the Iran contra affair unraveled last Novem The committees made public the declassified testimony of former CIA Director William Casey before the House Intelligence Committee last when Casey largely carried out a coverup plan that had been contrived a day earlier by North and other senior administration Thanks to objections from the State Department and Casey did delete one outright lie from his prepared But he still with held the truth about administration knowledge of a November 1985 shipment of missiles to The broadening story of deceit raised doubts in the minds of some members of the House and Senate investigating committees about whether they can count on North to tell the South Korean rioting shows crisis not over By The New York Times South Korea With tear a lot of people and raw riot police struggled but ultimately managed to retain control of Seouls streets Friday night against tens of thousands of antigovernment pro The clashes were the most fer ocious in a and they demon strated graphically that South Koreas political crisis was not near an But they also wound up as some thing of a standoff between dissidents and the making it difficult to judge whether they will lead to further as some or prove to be the last outburst before a as many Foreign diplomats and other ob servers had portrayed Friday night as a litmus test of and before hand some spoke with undisguised dread about the possibility that seri ous skirmishes could provoke mili tary While the numbers in the streets were large and were spread across a long stretch of the central they lacked the crackling tension appar ent on other recent the police were in charge all the making the imminent use of troops seem Both sides could claim A coalition of opposition which had organized the protests as a grand peace march for dem could point to the large outpouring as evidence of popular reaction against maneuvering this week by President Chun Doo Hwan to defuse the The police could claim victory for maintaining There seemed to be many more officers on the streets than at previous and so they were not overpowered as they had been on several recent Reagan has polyps test results expected Monday WASHINGTON AP President Reagans doctors discovered and removed two benignappearing polyps Friday during a routine exam to check for a recurrence of colon the White House an The president continues to be in excellent said a statement released by Reagans John after the which was conducted in the White House medical off Since his July 1985 cancer Reagan has had three colonoscopy checkups and in doctors dis covered and removed small Hutton said the which are small fleshy growths that often are found in the intestines of older per would be analyzed and the re suits made available Shortly after the the 76year old president and his left the White House to spend the weekend at Camp dressed in a plaid cowboy shirt and green walked slowly across the lawn to the waiting heli When reporters asked how he Nancy Reagan gave reporters a the president grinned and gave an OK hand He then took a tiny skip for the benefit of the White House Chief of Staff Howard Baker told reporters he had spoken with Reagans doctors and they had not been surprised to find the intestinal Baker said the president was in as good as spirits as he could   

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