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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 31, 1990, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Toughest abortion Bill vetoed Idaho governor cites rape incest concerns Boise Idaho apr gov. Cecil Andrus confronted with Calls letters and petitions from thousands opposed to Idaho a abortion Bill Friday vetoed what would have been the nations most restrictive state abortion Law. The veto ended the Hopes of pro life groups who wanted to use an Idaho Law to Challenge the . Supreme courts commitment to legalized abortion embodied in its 1973 Roe is. Wade decision. Andrus a pro life governor who said he agonized Over provisions of the legislation explained his decision by saying the Bill does not provide a woman and her family any flexibility in cases of rape and incest. A the Bill is drawn so narrowly that it would punit ively and without compassion further harm an Idaho woman who May find herself in the horrible unthinkable position of confronting a pregnancy that resulted from rape or incest a he said in a written statement read at a 5 . News conference. The veto effectively killed the Bill since state legislators had conceded they did not have enough votes to gain the two thirds majority needed to override the veto. The legislature adjourned at 4 32 . Friday and can be called Back Only by the governor. Andrus who is running for an unprecedented fourth term said he had consulted with Legal scholars of both political parties who said there was not the a remotest chances of the supreme court upholding such a Law. He also said the financial Burden for the state to defend the Bill in court would have been excessive with estimates running As High As $1.5 million. The Bill outlawed abortion except for non statutory rape reported in seven Days incest if the victim is under 18, severe fetal deformity or a threat to the life or health of the woman. The governor had said thursday he was concerned about other women who have been raped or victimized by incest. Gov. Cecil Andrus says Bill too narrow coming tomorrow what shot in Antiques and collectibles saturday March 31,1990 inside East Iowa a . Mayor Don Canney speaking in Washington d.c., promotes workable recycling programs for garbage. Page 7a. Page 2 Money sports obsessed fan surrenders plus. A preview of variety club of Iowa telethon a Anthony Zerbe draws on family history for the Young riders Joni Leigh Penn 30, an obsessed fan who invaded the Home of a Cagney and Lacey to Star Sharon Gless is led away after surrendering to police Friday. The woman who was armed with a Rifle and threatened suicide was in the Home for seven hours. Gless who was staying at her other los Angeles Home at the time said the woman had harassed her for several years. Police said Penn would be booked for armed today final edition Cedar rapids Iowa 50 cents forecasts Cloudy today with showers in spots. Highs 53-59 lows 32-40. Today a Daylight 12 hrs., 39 min. See 10b. A a. Be Mem in a fall to preview animals animation and detectives dominate Page it the Gazette Iowa a newspaper of the year vol. 108, no. 81 Abby .9a births. 10a City briefs.5a classified. 1-13c comics .6b crisscross.9a crossword 6b crypt quote 5c deaths. 10a editorial 6a farm. 12c Horoscope 7c Iowa news a legals. 13c log .4a Money. 7b movies .9a outdoor. 5b people. 10b religion 8a sports. 1-4b stocks. 8-9b today .4a to Tab .-world3a weather. 10b today a chuckle the problem with family Trees is some relative is always trying to prune off the Deadwood. Money Flap Over u of i student government please turn to 11 a dam by Lyle Muller Gazette Johnson county Bureau Iowa City allegations of financial wrongdoing fired at University of Iowa student Senate leaders have erupted into a storm of claims and counterclaims. The tempest has reached Des Moines where the state auditors office agreed to go through the Senate a books after six u of i students lodged complaints with gov. Terry Branstad a office. The allegations All denied by Senate leaders and the u of i administrators who oversee the Senate include a running a u of i deficit for a big ten conference for students last fall. A saying one conference speaker and adviser $2,000 for airline fare when the speaker took roundabout routes to Iowa City and did not reach Iowa on one trip. A wrongly spending University Money for frills such As unauthorized trips and dinners for select senators. A i saw and had Access to a lot of evidence that i considered incontrovertible that pointed to serious mismanagement misappropriation of funds a said Damon Terrill who sent the students 25-Page report of complaints to Branstad. A my first reaction is you see me refuting every charge a countered Jeno Berta u of i student Senate vice president. A they did no to do their Homework in that All this comes during the u of i student government elections prompting the targets of the allegations to claim political motivation and the accusers to deny that claim. One of the accusers Mark Havlicek is running for student body presi Dent against Mike Heller a close Friend of current president Pepe Rojas Cardona. A a in a just saying that this is not an appropriate use of Money a said Andy Brown Stein who wrote the report sent to Branstad a office. Allegations include a that last Falls student conference hosted by the u of i was costing the University More than $26,000 by february despite promises from the big ten student association to erase the debt with corporate sponsors. A please turn to 11 a u of i a three Iowa City youths Are held in Phoenix on murder and kidnapping charges. Page 2a. A children of parents who smoke have new cause for worry a University of Iowa study shows. Page 2a. A . Prairies Jenni Maehl swims with the Best at the West Junior olympics in Iowa City. Page 3b. Independent course set by Estonia soviets take Over Lithuania building Vilnius .s.r apr soviet troops took Over the building housing the lithuanian chief prosecutors office late Friday after staff members refused to work with a Moscow loyalist named As new chief prosecutor by the Kremlin. Meanwhile the Baltic Republic of Estonia Friday declared the soviet Union to be an occupying Power and pledged to join neighbouring Lithuania in restoring full Independence. The takeover in Lithuania was the first occupation of a government building in Vilnius since the Republic declared its Independence March la and came As an abrupt reversal by the soviets after initial Steps by both sides toward a Compromise. Soldiers previously had occupied a few communist party buildings. Uniformed men Early today also moved into Lithuania scentral newspaper printing Plant. They refused to identify themselves and said Only that they were protecting the building. Witnesses said they saw at least seven men armed with nightsticks. Lithuanian president vytau tas Landsbergis said on television the decision to take Over the prosecutors office a brings shame on the soviet a they Are trying to destroy the Legal system. We have had a please turn to 11a soviet Gazette map by Greg Good . Dam Gates lifted a 2nd time a Larry Gilbus unexpected resignation As president and ceo of Banks of Iowa thursday May be a sign of More changes for the company. Page 7b. A new construction contracts drop sharply in Linn and Johnson Larry glib counties from january Levels. Page 7b. By . Miller Gazette staff writer a new investigation into mysterious raising of the flood Gates on the 5-in-l dam on oct. 31,1989, revealed that a similar incident occurred on nov. 13, according to sources familiar with the report. The investigation also indicated that both incidents were traced Back to a computer software problem which was mistakenly written into the program which controls the Gates at the dam. But questions and concerns have been raised about the Cedar rapids water depart ment since the results of the investigation were made available to the City Council according to Public safety commissioner . Smith. The first investigation was ordered by Bob Jaeger who was then Public safety commissioner. That study found it was an error in the computer program not sabotage. But water director Lee cop pock did not agree with the findings and stated at the time he a strongly disagreed with the Smith told the Gazette last night a there were some concerns raised about the water department in the a source familiar with the report said there was no revelation in the investigation in the report that would have forced Coppock to resign after 16 years of service As he did on March 19. Smith said that he ordered the Cedar rapids police department to conduct another investigation when he took office on Jan. 3. The results of that Iowa City Trio held in Arizona killing associated press three Young Iowa City men were in custody Friday in Arizona in the kidnapping and slaying of a Young Washington state Man police said. Samuel Knott 20, is in the Maricopa county jail and two 17-year-Olds, John Paul Jones and Tom Placzek Are in the juvenile detention Center on suspicion of homicide robbery and kidnapping said Phoenix police spokesman Leo Spe Liopo Lous. Spelio polous said the body of Chad Butcher 19, of Sequim wash., was found March 22 in the desert near Sacaton South of Phoenix. Butcher had been attending a technical school in the area and apparently was shot to death on March 9, Spelio polous said. The Trio from Iowa City was arrested March 21 and Knott led authorities to the body Spelio polous said. Spelio polous says the Trio apparently was on a crime spree going through Florida and abducting a Man and Leav ing him for dead. The Man survived to report the incident to officials. Police believe the three May have been involved in other crimes in the Phoenix area. Knott was involved in a Accident while in butchers linking him to the slaying Spelio polous said. The robbery of the appears to be the Only motive Spelio polous said. Police say delays with leads and finding butchers relatives caused a lapse in the arrests. Investigation were presented to members of the City Council about March i. Quot it would hot be proper for me to comment on the report until the governing body has had a Chance to sit and discuss it a Smith said. Smith also confirmed a second incident occurred about nov. 13. On oct. 31 the dam Gates opened and allowed the Pool on the Cedar River to drop 4 a feet. Mayor Don Canney called in the Fri to investigate the incident but that Agency decided not to investigate the matter saying it was a City matter. Some City officials concluded the incident was sabotage. But a a disabled Volga woman tells a Senate subcommittee How Federal Aid Don Canney helped her become Independent. Page 12a. Don t forget set your clocks ahead one hour at 2 a.m., sunday april 1st

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