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Winchester Star (Newspaper) - July 30, 1980, Winchester, Virginia i The Winchester Star 84th Year No. 22 2 SECTIONS WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA 22601, WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 1980 40 PAGES 15 CENTS In Brother Billy's Case Carter Launches Counterattack r> . n I Associated Press Eager to Respond President Carter tells reporters at the White House in Washington Tuesday that he is ".. .eager to respond and to respond in person" to any further questions the special Senate Judiciary subcommittee might have concerning the administration's role in � the relationship between Billy Carter and the Libyan government. Carter said he will submit a report next week to the subcommittee. Israeli Rebuff JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel rebuffs the U.N. General Assembly's new demand for it to hand over the West Bank of the Jordan River, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip to the Palestine Liberation Organization with the adoption today of a law proclaiming all of Jerusalem the capital of the Jewish state. Since East Jerusalem - the Arab Old City - was annexed after Israel cap-'.uK-d it from Jordtn in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, lawyers say the new law will make no change in the legal status of the disputed sector. But its timing constituted a rejection of the new anti-Israeli resolution adopted by the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday. It also angered the Carter ad- ministration, which feared it might impel Egypt to abandon the U.S.-sponsored peace talks. And it prompted one of the 13 nations which established its embassy in Jerusalem - Venezuela - to move it back to Tel Aviv. ADOPTION OF THE new law by the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, was assured Tuesday when Prime Minister Menachem Begin's government coalition and opposition loaders of the Labor Party agreed on amendments promising protection to the religious rights of Christians and Moslems in the holy city and preferential economic treatment for the city. The bill states that "complete and united Jerusalem is the capital of See Israeli Page 3 WASHINGTON (AP) - President Carter, launching a counteroffensive in the Billy Carter-Libyan case less than two weeks before the Democratic National Convention, says he's anxious to appear in person before Senate investigators, possibly in nationally televised hearings. In an effort to minimize the political fallout from the affair, Carter said he is eager to respond to Senate questions, "the sooner the better." And just to make sure his side of the story gets out before the convention begins Aug. 11, Carter said he will send the Senate a full report early next week and then hold a news conference to answer questions about it. CARTER MADE A surprise appearance Tuesday in the White House press room to declare - once again, but this time on television - that his brother had no influence on policy toward Libya and that there was no interference with the Justice Department investigation of the affair. White House press secretary Jody Powell said there has been no decision on whether Carter would go to the senators or the senators would come to Carter to hear his testimony. But he said live, televised hearings are "in no way excluded." The special Senate committee, which is searching for a non-partisan counsel, is expected to open hearings next week. Powell said that if the president appeared in the early hearing sessions and subsequent investigation required additional presidential testimony, "we would be reasonable about" returning to testify. GERALD R. FORD, who testified before a House Judiciary subcommittee in 1975 to explain his post-Watergate pardon of Richard M. Nixon, is the only president to testify publicly before Congress. Acknowledging his deteriorating political standing, the president himself was reported to have offered Tuesday to skip campaigning with some members of Congress if he might hurt their reelection chances. In other developments Tuesday: , -SEN. .BIRCH BAYH, D-Ind., chairman of the special Senate committee, said the panel has subpoenaed documents from Charter Oil Co. relating to "Billy Carter and oil allocations from Libya." -Letters requesting information were sent by the subcommittee to Carter, the departments of State, 'I Can't Find It' Stor Photo by Scoll Mo�on Police help one of the Winchester Detox Center's clients find his driver's license in his wallet. With an in- toxicated person who's non-violent, police are caring and cordial as the Detox staff. as Justice, Energy and Commerce and the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency and the FBI, -Carter notified a House committee that he would provide "all relevant information" about his brother's belated registration as an agent of Libya's radical Arab government, but that lawyers could not prepare the material until after the convention. -House Majority Leader Jim Wright of Texas reported that Carter told Democratic congressional leaders he was "prepared to lay the full record before Congress and the American people." Wright said Carter denied that any illegality or impropriety took place and said that "if mistakes in judgment were made by his brother, then so be it." IN HIS STATEMENT, Carter said, "I have no doubt that complete disclosure of the facts will clearly demonstrate that at no time did my brother influence me in my decisions toward Libya or the policies of this government concerning Libya, and I am convinced that the facts will make clear that neither 1 nor anyone acting in my behalf ever sought to influence or to interfere in the investigation of my brother by the Department of Justice." The House Foreign Affairs Committee voted to send to the floor, without recommendation, a resolution demanding White House information about the case. However, the chairman, Rep. Clement Zablocki, D-Wis., said he would not ask the full House to act until after Aug. 18, when the convention recess ends, pending the president's response. If approved by "the House, the resolution would give Carter seven days to provide records of conversations with his brother or with Attorney General Benjamin Civiletti regarding Billy Carter's activities and the administration's response to them. It also would call for any record of instructions Carter gave to national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski or others in the White House or the State Department regarding the policy to be followed in regard to Billy Carter's activities. Rep. Robert Bauman, R-Md., the principal sponsor of the resolution, said its approval "would not impute guilt by anyone" but merely would be a demand for information. New Democratic Dance: The Pre-Convention Scramble WASHINGTON (AP) - What was to have been Jimmy Carter's easy waltz to renomination is being replaced by a new Demo renomination is being replaced by a new Democratic dance with an ever more frenzied tempo. It's called the pre-convention scramble. In the latest step, President Carter's campaign team sent out its own squad Tuesday to counter the "dump Carter" activists busily trying to block the convention rule that would guarantee the president's renomination. Carter's campaign chief, Robert Strauss, supposedly even told Democratic congressmen the president's people would get them hotel rooms in New York so they could whoop along the Carter cause at the convention next month. The president himself said that he was willing to go before the public, possibly on television, to dispel any troubles arising from the controversy over his brother Billy's dealings with the Libyan government. He also reportedly admitted to some members of Congress that he could be a liability if he campaigned for them in their districts. A NEW LOUIS HARRIS Pol! backed up the notion that the president is in trouble with the voters. It shows 77 percent of those questioned do not approve of Carter's performance as president, against 22 percent who do approve. The showing was Carter's poorest ever in the Harris poll. The dissident Democrats seeking to throw open the convention were opening an office near the Capitol today to pursue their $200,000 campaign to persuade delegates to reject a convention rule binding them to vote for either Carter or his rival, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. Another office will be opened near Madison Square Garden in New York next week from which the lobbying blitz will be run once delegates arrive there, said leaders of the open-convention drive. Tuesday evening, Carter met with about 20 congressional Democrats who were elected with him in 1976 and according to one, Rep. Mary Rose Oakar, D-Ohio, the president offered to not go to their districts to campaign for them if they thought he would harm their reelection chances. EARLIER TUESDAY, a group of about 50 moderate and conservative House Democrats were urged by Strauss and other top Carter campaign aides at a private meeting to stick by the president, participants reported. Meanwhile, a key Republican leader said the true beneficiaries of the dump-Carter move were Reagan and GOP candidates for Congress. The open-convention activists "are making our case for us - that you've got to dump Carter or else the Republicans will gain control of Congress," said Rep. Guy Vander Jagt, RMich., chairman of the Republican Congressional Committee. Inside Today's Star School Census.......Page 21 Winchester's population is going up, but the number of school-age children is decreasing, according to new census figures. See the Area News page. Bank Hearing.......Page 21 Arguments for and against a new bank in Winchester were heard by the State Corporation Commission yesterday. See inside. Back in Town.......Page 21 An 18-year-old defendant who escaped before the jury considered the verdict in his case is back in the arms of the law. Details on the Area News page. Index Area News.......21 Editorials.........4 Bridge............9 Living.........14-15 Classified......35-39 Obituaries.........2 Comics...........34 Spectator.........20 Crossword Puzzle. 35 Sports.........16-19 DearAbby.......15 TV Programs.....20 Associated Press Pondering the Problem of Billy Rep. Robert Bauman, R-Md., listens to the discussion of Billy Carter and his relationship to the Libyan government Tuesday on Capitol Hill during a session of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Bauman is a principal sponsor of a resolution demanding a wide range of information about Billy Carter's activities as an agent of the radical Arab nation. Leading Indicators Up WASHINGTON (AP) - The government's barometer of future economic activity rose sharply in June, marking the first increase in a year, the Commerce Department announced today. The Index of Leading Economic Indicators rose 2.5 percent, the largest gain since June 1975. Seven of the 10 available components of the index posted gains, led by a drop in the rate of lay-offs from manufacturing jobs. The index is designed to predict monthly movements in economic activity and is closely watched for indications of how the economy might fare in coming months. IN ADDITION TO a drop in the lay-off rate, other indicators that improved in June were: a change in total liquid assets; contracts and orders for plant in equipment, adjusted for inflation; stock prices; money supply adjusted for inflation; new orders and building permits. Declines were registered in the average work week; in vendors' delivery time to companies and in sen-sitiveraw materials prices.____ Glaize and Brothers  new Saturday store hours now 8 a.m.-2 p.m. No one will listen? Concern, 667-0145. July 31st, Scheuers, Sale begins Berryville. A Night at Detox: Compassion, Help for 'Clients' By SCOTT PATTON Star Staff Writer "I wasn't doin' nothin'. I was just walkin' downtown, an' this cop grabbed me. I wasn't even drinkin'. I ain't drunk!" Bob (not his real name) came in about 7:30 Friday evening. Before most people have finished dinner, Bob was drunk. Like most of those at the Winchester Detoxification Center on South Kent Street, Bob is white and in his mid-20s. Like all of the center's clients, he needed help. "When Bob got out of the squad car, he was pretty violent," said Bill, one of the volunteer workers at the center. There are no last names here, and those brought in are referred to as "clients." "He kicked the rear door shut," Bill said, "and when he got up on the porch, he asked me, 'Where's that cop?' I thought, 'Uh, oh, here it comes.' But he turns around and says to the cop, 'I hope you have a real good night.... Bob wandered around the detox center for awhile, and even had a cup of coffee. He hadn't yet sobered up when another volunteer drove him to the edge of town to catch a ride to Charlot- tesville, where a job was supposedly waiting for him. "THEY'RE FREE TO leave anytime, we can't force them to stay here," said Fred Cather, director of the center, and a former alcoholic himself. Cather is the facilities director for the Lord Fairfax Council on Alcoholism, and will administer, but not direct on a daily basis, the satellite detox center in Front Royal when it opens next week. Front Royal's eight-bed detox was a result of both a new state law, which requires an alternative to incarceration for people arrested for public drunkenness, and pressure put on by the Town Council, which felt the town was not getting its fair share of grant money it had applied for two years ago for the Winchester operation. Though the clients can leave anytime, the detox staff will call the police again if the person is still drunk when he or she leaves. "We've taken people in two or three times a night," Cathersaid. "Recidivism is really high. In one month, two or three clients accounted for 40 percent of our admissions." Although there are many repeat offenders, Cather said new admissions haven't slacked off. The center handles around 170 clients a month. It seems as though there is a constant turnover, with new clients replacing old ones, and a constant stream of repeaters. "Some people are here 30 or 40 times before they decide to stay," he said. Staying means attending meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), held at various churches and private homes, on an almost nightly basis. See Detox Page 2