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Capital, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Election to set tone for Reagan's last years By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Americans electing the nation's 100th Con- gress today will settle a close struggle for political control of the Senate with that probably set the tone for President Reagan's last two years in office. A handful of Senate races were rated tossups as Election Day with the outcomes probably hinged to which side did a better job getting their supporters to the polls. Republicans and Democrats turned to television and telephone to exhort their faithful to go to the but one expert described Americans as turned off by a negative campaign and predicted a lower turnout this than in the last midterm election. More than million was spent by candidates for the House and setting a record for the flow of political cash in a non-presidential election year. Both parties also were trying to make it as easy as possible for their partisans to cast absentee ballots. The Democrats sent forms for absentee ballots to registered voters in South Dakota and to in California. With far greater financial the Republicans had a much more elaborate program for helping people unable to vote in person. The Republican National Committee budgeted million for sending GOP voters in 19 states the forms or information they needed to get absentee ballots. There were plenty of choices for those who cast ballots. Voters in 36 states were electing gover- those in 34 were choosing and all 435 House seats were being filled. Add to that thousands of other state and local offices and scores of ballot proposi- including proposals to establish lotter- ies in six states and to let Oregonians grow marijuana for their personal use. If the Democrats pick up four Senate seats they will regain the majority they lost in 1980 and force Reagan to deal with a Congress dominated by Democrats in his last two years in the White House. Ending what he often called last Reagan sounded more nostalgic than partisan at a rally Monday in Costa to boost Rep. Ed Zschau's bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Alan Cranston. hope you will forgive me toward the end of a long I take some quiet moments now to add some final thoughts about the meaning of what we saw and Reagan told the crowd in the Southern California community where he launched his first campaign 20 years ago. The real issue of his campaign for Senate candidates around the said Rea- has been future that all of a future of of freedom for the above a future where- America is safe and Since Labor Reagan has miles through 17 states in an effort to keep the Senate in Republican hands. At many of his campaign the' president called on Senate candidates to pledge not to vote to raise a vow Republicans readily made. Retiring House Speaker Thomas P. O'Neill responding for many called on Reagan to any further attempts to cut Social Securi- Savings bonds dip to WASHINGTON U.S sav- ings bonds will earn interest at a rate of percent over the next six the lowest level since the bonds were switched to market- based rates in 1982. The Treasury Department said yesterday the new in effect until May is down from a 7.02 percent rate of return earned in the past six months. Interest on Series EE savings bonds is adjusted twice a on Nov. 1 and May to reflect open market interest rates. Investors who bold their bonds for five years earn the average of the half-year rates. For the first four years of the those interest rates have averaged 8.99 percent. The rate is based on 85 percent of the level of interest rates for five-year Treasury securities. In investors are guaran- teed a minimum interest re- gardless of what the market rates io. That minimum guaranteed rate lad been 7.5 but it was owered on Saturday to 6 percent. The Treasury Department had seen threatening since last April to the guaranteed minimum contending that with the dramatic 'all in interest savings bonds were competing unfairly with other .nvestments and were also driving ip government borrowing costs. People IN THE NEWS Hartley named NEW YORK CBS has un- veiled half the team that will anchor its new morning show beginning in January. Mariette an actress who has filled in for Jane Pauley as co-anchor of the NBC will be the co-host. A male co-anchor will be an- nounced the network said. Miss Hartley may be most familiar from the Polaroid televi- sion commercials she was in with actor James Garner In trouble NEW YORK Linda Mar- who starred as Linda Lovelace in and later became an anti-pornogra- phy needs a liver says her book collabo- rator. Reached by telephone at her Long Island Mrs. Mar- said yesterday she was too ill to speak Mike who with Mrs. Marchiano wroteJ'Out of Bon- said needs a liver transplant pretty quickly. It's for some form of hepatitis not cancer Jim dandy AP photo Former President Jimmy Carter wears tribal dress and turban presented to him during a visit yesterday to Khyber Pakistan. Abortion foes look to Senate after court ruling WASHINGTON Abortion hoping President Reagan will get the chance to name new Supreme Court say the court's latest abortion ruling under- scores the importance of today's Senate elections. best hope for re-examination of the court's legalizing abortion is in new appointments to the said Douglas Johnson of the National Right to Life Committee. He added that Republican control of the Sen- ate would make confirmation of such appointments more certain Republicans currently hold a 53-47 edge in the and 34 of those seats are being contested in today's voting. By a 5-3 vote the high court ruled that Arizona may not cut off state aid to private groups be- cause they among other abortions or abortion coun- seling. The ruling makes clear al- though states are not obligated to spend money for they may not try to further what Arizona officials called a to promote human by imposing such spending restrictions. At issue in the Arizona case was whether state money may be with- held from such organizations even if that money itself is not used for abortion services The uphold- ing lower court rulings without itself issuing a written said no. Justices William J. Thurgood Harry A. Lewis F. Powell and John Stevens voted to uphold the rulings that invalidated the Arizona law. Chief Justice William H. Rehnqu-.' ist and Justices Byron R. White Antonin Scalia voted to hear ments in the case. Justice Sandra- Day an Arizona did not participate in the case unannounced reasons. five justices have told Ari- zona 'we favor abortion so bother us with legal Johnson contended. are the same five who last summer invali- dated minimal restrictions on abor- tions by Kate executive direc- tor of the National Abortion Rights Action praised the ruling. would have expected a 9-0 decision. The fact that three justices voted to consider the case shows the intense pressure to overturn Roe vs. she referring to the 1973 decision legalizing abortion. IF WE CANT BEAT ANY COMPARABLE DEAL FROM ANY OTHER OLDS OR WE'LL GIVE YOU THE VEHICLE. ITS THAT 833 87 GRAND AM OVER 20 TO CHOOSE FROM or ISO s THIS WEEK'S TRUCK SPECIALS 1189 mmmmmmmi Firebird 8392 per month S or 139 16 per month NOW ONLY S7988 Grand Am per month Bonneville Mmt 300 CARS TRUCKS AVAILABLE III 1019 West Street 268-1100 KOONS TOTOTA
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