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Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 11, 1990, Colorado Springs, Colorado Colorado Springs Friday Gazette Telegraph May la 1990 35c daily/75c sunday nation report paints grim picture of addiction cocaine use charted Gazette Telegraph and news services Washington a about one person in every too americans a More than double previous estimates a Are a hard cores cocaine addicts according to a report released thursday. The Senate judiciary committee report estimates that about 2.2 million americans use the drug once a week or More. The Only other published Federal study estimated that 860.000 people were cocaine addicts. The new report ranked Colorado seventh with an estimated 34.000 hard Core cocaine users an average of about to addicts for each 1,000 residents. A it does no to Surprise me especially with the prevalence of crack said it. Dave Smith of the Colorado Springs metro vice narcotics and intelligence division. A there probably Are More hard Core users in Colorado Springs than casual users. Quot those who use it get dependent on it or the study sparked a heated debate Between sen. Joseph Biden chairman of the judiciary committee and drug Czar William Bennett. A your consciences demand that we act our pocketbooks command that we do so and our safety demands that it be done immediately a Biden said unveiling a $3 billion drug fighting plan that includes stepping up research to find new treatments and doubling crime fighting Grants to $900 million a year. Biden said the administration must shift its strategy on combating drug abuse and must focus on a the heart of the drug problem hard Core cocaine an angry Bennett suggested that the report might be an of Knight Ridder Tribune news 22 million cocaine addicts Senate judiciary committee says there Are 22 minion hard Core cocaine addicts in the United states More than double the previous government estimate. How it Breaks Down types of addicts others in drug treatment homeless i Iff new York Stele Hiss 434,000 addicts Birt Washington ., Lias toe highest ate. Addicts per 1,000 residents q4.1-7.0 07.113.0 >13.1-33$ arrested in past year 1,530,000 fort by Biden to help democrats in congressional elections a by embarrassing the White House. He said his strategy wont change. Bennett spokesman David Robb said the current strategy provides treatment programs for addicts. But he added �?o70 percent of the people who use addicts 434,000 highest rate 32.9 addicts . 800 lowest rate . 1.1 drugs Are casual users and our strategy combats other Federal drug officials said their strategy is based on a National Institute on drug abuse Survey that shows 4 million americans have serious drug problems defined As using any sort of illegal drug four or., see cocaine/a3 Bob Jackson Gazette Telegraph Richard Martinez an employee of . Johnson construction co., Isnit really Superman. He a helping to steady a Section of 26-Inch Drain pipe As it is lowered into the ground recently near a parking lot at the Cheyenne Mountain a family leave Bill approved by House despite veto threat news services Washington a defying a veto threat the House passed a measure thursday that would require companies to Grant workers up to three months of unpaid leave for the birth or adoption of children or to tend to ill family members. Approval of the a family leave legislation by a vote of 237-187, left supporters and opponents claiming Victory. Proponents said passage signalled a major change in lawmakers attitudes about helping families headed by women and families in which both parents Cope with the sometimes conflicting demands of Home and work. Opponents who argue How they voted Here is How Colorado representatives voted on the family and medical leave act name yes no Brown r a is Campbell d a in Hefley r a is Schaefer r a is Schroeder d in a Skaggs d ii a that the government should not mandate fringe benefits for workers were cheered that the result fell 63 votes Short of the two thirds majority needed to override a veto. They believe sponsors of a similar measure in the Senate will now be reluctant to bring it up for a vote and risk a filibuster at a time when the Senate a Calendar is already full. The vote was largely along party lines with democrats voting 198-54 for the measure and republicans voting 133-39 against. There were some notable exceptions however such As conservative Illinois Republican Henry Hyde who supported the Bill As an anti abortion measure. A society should have a policy of encouraging motherhood not encouraging abortion a Hyde said. A it seems to me if a working woman becomes pregnant she has to have an incentive to have that child and not to exterminate that child so she can keep her Alixe Glen a Deputy White House press Secretary called the House vote a pretty close and said president Bush was holding fast to his position. A the fully supports and encourages flexible family leave policies by All employers but feels that should not be dictated by a Washington mandate a she said. The Bill would require employers with at least 60 workers to provide 12 weeks unpaid leave in a year for a worker to recuperate from an illness or to care for a Newborn infant or a seriously ill child spouse or Parent. The leave would be required for Only one Parent in a two Parent household. Employers would have to continue health insurance benefits for those on leave and restore a returning employee to his or her previous Job or an equivalent position. Many women a groups termed the legislation a Boon to working mothers. But business organizations lobbied heavily against the measure contending that government mandates on fringe benefits reduce managerial flexibility and the competitiveness of american Industry. Business Bankers urged to be lenders banking regulators urged continued lending to customers with Good credit thursday. The recommendation was interpreted to Moon f inf f Van of atom Vav ant Ira him h1/a a Kaoi is ii Nyrl it a i Uoti Oto Rural phone customers put on hold difficulties in restructuring rates for Small Telephone companies that serve much of Rural Colorado mean Rural phone customers will have to wait until Jan. I for expanded toll free calling areas. A we need to figure out the Impact on the consumer and the Independent companies a said Barbara Fernandez spokeswoman for the Colorado Public utilities commission. Complete report/c7 luvs ii Windl inc a Vieri Mineriv a oui i inv 10 Nesi Bickliy Reni est Iii markets that have developed in some regions. The suggestion came As the government struggles with a mounting budget deficit. Officials fear the deficit will grow if tight credit pushes interest rates higher. Complete report/c7 world nato chiefs say further cuts in nuclear weapons feasible / Cheney mum with military chiefs in nato Alliance. . Defense Secretary Dick Cheney and other nato military chiefs agreed thursday at a meeting in Kanana skis Alberta that the Alliance can safely make further cuts in Short Range nuclear weapons As a result of dramatic changes in Eastern Europe. The ministers however emphasized that nato would continue to need nuclear weapons in its Arsenal. The officials members of nato s nuclear planning group applauded president Bush for cancelling plans for More powerful versions of nuclear tipped artillery and the Short Range Lance nuclear missile. 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Many say his greatest contribution to Rodeo however was organizing the Cowboy Turtle association which evolved into the Colorado Springs based professional Rodeo cowboys association. Recently inducted into the american Quarter horse Hall of Fame in Amarillo Texas Bennett still lives on his ranch North of Falcon surrounded by mementos of a colourful life and memories of Fleet footed horses. Campt Etc apart a i

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