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   Winchester Star (Newspaper) - May 12, 1998, Winchester, Virginia                                The Winchester Star 102nd Year 264 24 SECTIONS VIRGINIA MAY 1998 6673200 25 CENTS Herman Will Be Investigated by Independent Counsel By MICHAEL SNIFFEN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON Labor Secretary Alex is Herman will be investigated by an in dependent counsel for alleged influence peddling and solicitation of in il legal campaign although a fivemonth Justice Department inquiry found nothing that clearly implicated Wrestling with her decision right up to a deadline on Monday Attorney General Janet Reno asked a special court to select an independent counsel for the seventh time to investigate a highlevel Clinton administration Reno wrote that further investigation was needed although our investigation has developed no evidence clearly demon strating Secretary Hermans involvement in these But Reno said she could not dismiss the unresolved allegations because a great deal of her Laurent Yenes story has been The attorney general said an in dependent counsel using grand jury sub poenas and immunity grants was needed to see whether Herman actually was in The independent counsel act bars the Justice Department from using such tools in preliminary Im obviously very disappointed and extremely baffled by this Her man told reporters outside the Labor De She said the allegations have been false from the very In a White House President Clinton stood behind I am confi dent that in the investigators will also conclude that Herman did nothing Clinton adding that he did not expect the independent counsel to dis tract Herman from her Labor Department a Cameroon alleged in November as a White House Herman had a deal to receive a 10 percent kickback for aiding clients of International Investments and Business which was owned by Hermans close Vanessa and by Reno Yene also said Herman directed Weaver to solicit campaign contributions to the See Herman Page A2 Associated Press Alexis Herman talks with re porters on Population In 2000 6 Billion And Rising By MIKE FEINSILBER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON The 20th century began with a world popu lated by billion people and will end with 6 billion inhabitants with most of the growth occurring in poor demographers The Population Reference Bu a nongovernmental and non profit research said today that most young people in or near childbearing age live in developing countries and those who do tend to have more chil Ninety percent of young people in or near the early childbearing ages of 15 to 19 live in developing it said in an annual report on the worlds In the most fertile part of the middle 18 percent of women of early childbearing age give birth each the bureau In Western 1 per cent In the United States the rate is 5 percent and in Asia it is 4 Early childbearing speeds popu lation growth by cutting the num ber of years between said Carl senior demogra pher at the When we ask what the future size of world population will we are really asking how many children todays youths will he By the world population had reached That was an increase of 900 million people in 50 But according to the bureaus the increase in popu lation in the second half of the century will be nearly six times as That will give the world a population of 6 billion as the new century The last halfcentury was a period of explosive growth and it likely will be at least duplicated during the first half of the next the bureau many factors could intercede and make an enormous the bureau Fami lies making individual decisions may decide to limit the number of children they have or the growth rate could be influenced by eco nomic life expect ancy or the improved birth control Looking ahead to the bu reau projects that the United States and Indonesia will remain the four largest coun now will jump to fifth and Brazil will drop to now will fall to ninth now will drop to Moving ahead of Russia will be now sev and now Ted Kennedy talks with Cancer Aware ness Day organizers Wesley Blackwell left Star Photo by Ginger Perry and Whitney Wetsel at Handley High School on Survivors and Heroes Ted Kennedy Leads Forum on Cancer By RHONDA LANCASTER The Winchester Star Ted Kennedy talked on Monday about sur viving his preventing the and finding funds for cure research as part of Handley High Schools Cancer Awareness The event at the Winchester school was organ ized by Wesley Blackwell and Whitney two seniors who said they wanted their fellow students to learn how many people cancer The day began with individuals sharing their stories about battling including prostate cancer survivor and Lynchburg businessman Allen breast cancer survivor and Handley En glish teacher Doris and bone cancer survivor and Daniel Morgan Middle School eighthgrader Haley Wes and Whitney asked to use cancer aware ness as this years Spring Day theme after Whitr neys sister Haley was diagnosed with bone cancer 19 months People who survive cancer are truly I hope today shows the students to treat with that kind of Whitney said about what she wanted her fellow students to learn from the Spring Days allow the students to take a break from and Cancer Awareness Day included some of the traditional such as the stu dentteacher volleyball and basketball Money was donated to the local chapter of the American Red Cross in the winning classs now was diagnosed with osteosar coma at age See Cancer Page A12 India Nuclear Test May Lead To Sanctions By GEORGE GEDDA Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON Accused by the Clinton administration of put ting global security at risk bV set ting off three underground ndclear India could be the target of tough economic Administration officials were cautious on Monday about the possibility of applying sanctions against but Joseph said a 1994 anti proliferation law leaves the ad ministration virtually no alterna The president has little choice but to impose Biden Countries that run afoul of the law by detonating nuclear devices are subject to denial of cred its and credit The law also requires op position to loan requests to inter national lending institutions and bars loans from bank to the Indian govemmint except those that provide fftodor other agricultural An administration official said government experts want a care ful evaluation of what happened before making a determination on The law says that if the president fails to the sanc tions automatically go into effect after 30 days unless Congress de cides Henry executive direc tor of the Nonproliferation Policy Education said India See India Page A12 Act Threatens Relationship Of India By THOMAS LIPPMAN 1998 The Washington Post WASHINGTON This is not what Secretary of State Madeleine Albright had in mind when she went to India late last year to promote a wideranging new relationship of cooperation that would lay to rest the years of Cold War suspicion between Washington and New With its announcement on Monday that it had tested three nuclear India brushed aside a series of ap from the Clinton admin which as recently as last week had cautioned against such a The news caught the United States by surprise and drew strong criticism from senior who said they are considering tough eco nomic The announcement negated what the State in its most recent report to Congress on the nuclear threat in South had called a top priority persuading India not to re sume See Relationship Page A12 Social Services Will Probe Childs Death By The Associated Press RICHMOND For the first time in its the Virginia Board of Social Services will con duct an investigation of the death of a Child deaths are usually han dled by local but the state board wanted to use the re cent death of a 2yearold Ports mouth girl to test the effective ness of new child protection regu lations that went into effect ear lier this said Phillip chairman of the state Its not because this case stands out in any particular way All child fatalities stand Jones said on Were using this case to see if we can learn and find ways to prevent these Last 29 Virginia children died of up from the previ ous years The recent changes to state regulations are intended to increase the protection of chil dren while giving greater atten tion to parents Among the alleged child victims must be tape recorded during an and Child Protective Services workers must inform alleged abusers that they can refuse to allow investigators into the The level of evidence needed to pronounce a suspected abuse case founded also has been and reports made to local depart ments or the state child abuse hot line must be kept for at least one The Portsmouth case involves 2 yearold Benita who lived with her Thomas See Probe Page A2 BugEyed Associated Press Daniel Sprague gets a really close look at a cicada that recently hatched in The insects are beginning to emerge from their underground homes in the Nash ville area as part of their 13year life They usually live for about five weeks and then lay The eggs are scheduled to hatch in Tomorrow Drizzl 60s Business A 78 Classified B 59 Life B4 Movies B 12 Sports A 911 Television B 11 MISS YOUR PAPER 0856600037 Postal Service Gets OK to Boost Letter Rate to 33 Cents By BILL MCALLISTER 1998 The Washington Post WASHINGTON The Postal Service won permission on Monday to increase the price of mail ing a letter to 33 But postal regulators said they dont think the onecent hike for the which has rung up annual profits of more than billion for three years is necessary before January at the earli At the same the regulators agreed to cut the agencys requested rate increases for bulk mailers reduce rates for heavy firstclass letters and in crease postage rates for periodicals and Members of the independent Postal Rate Com mission expressed concern that the cashrich Postal Service had seriously misestimated its need fop a rate but reluctantly approved the requested hike Chairman Edward Gleiman said the panel en dorsed the increase because it had no legal basis to challenge the agencys multiyear billiondollar spend ing program that underpinned the The date the new rates will be imposed will be decided by the Postal Services Board of a presidentially appointed panel that oversees the na tions mail Some senior postal executives have said they will pressure the who meet on June to im pose the new rates as soon as perhaps with in 90 In private sessions with the they have See Postal Rates Page A12 Proposed Postal Service Rates Here is a list of the proposed postal rates Firstclass letters First ounce 33 up 1 cent each additional 22 down 1 Post card 20 Priority Mail under 2 up 20 Express mail 8ounce up 3 zone up 57 Certified mail up 5 Return receipt up 15 Insured mail 85 up 10 Registered up Money orders 80 down 5 Newspaper sent within a county down Weekly news magazine up Large monthly magazine up Presorted catalog up Associated Press   

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