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Intelligencer (Newspaper) - March 4, 1990, Doylestown, Pennsylvania Enter March weather today mostly sunny and cold. High 32-35. Monday mostly sunny. High 36-38. Details Page a Edstron vol100no.53 1990 cask ans newspapers. Inc. Doylestown a. For Home delivery Call 345-3o2o Bush m f9. M Trade Bancho Mirage Calif. Apr president Bush and japanese prime minister Toshiki Kaifu concluded their desert Summit saturday with no breakthrough on contentious Trade issues but a Promise of intensified efforts to resolve the dispute during the discussions. Bush and Kaifu reviewed a wide Range of issues from the Advance of democracy in Eastern Europe to . Forces in the Pacific. But America s billion Trade deficit with Japan occupied Cen Terstage at the hastily arranged meeting. Make no mistake about it. I want to see that deficit come Bush said As Kaifu listened during a Short departure ceremony held on the Edge of a Golf course. Kaifu agreed that the Trade deficit was still very Large and we should continue to work Kaifu said that working to open japanese markets to Ameri can goods would be a top priority of his new government i told the president of my de termination to maintain such policies As expansion of Domestic demand improvement of Market Access and Kaifu said. He added that both he and Bush had agreed to make Maxi mum efforts for the Early Solu Tion of the Trade dispute. But neither he nor Bush mentioned any new proposals that had been advanced. Bush speaking at a press con Ference right after Kami s Depar Ture said the two sides did not need new ideas we just need new Energy asked if he thought the talks could produce enough japanese movement to avoid possible Trade sanctions Bush said i Hope so but i Don t know i think it depends on both leaders promised to press Forward with negotiations aimed at resolving a variety of divisive Trade disputes and Bush said his top Cabinet officials dealing with Trade mat ters would be on the next plane to Tokyo if that would Aid the talks the japanese he said understood the sense of urgency with which the United states views the problem. We got everything out of this meeting that we had hoped Bush told reporters obviously we have things to do and clearly the japanese have things to before the leaders met Secre tary of state James a. Baker m conferred separately with Japa Nese foreign minister Taro Nakayama. Baker promised that the administration would resist protectionist sentiment in the United states but warned there Are growing pressures for sanctions against Japan unless Trade frictions Cool japanese officials said new break Pennsylva Airia s record Labelling Bill which has Al ready passed the House and is awaiting Senate action is creating a coastal frenzy pitting. Parents 4ren t j against record producers a e measure eve fee Carob pact disc Soldin Pennsyl Wildha Vetole with a fluorescent wild such a Label s s Tyr it on creativity before a teen Ager brings a cd into the Houise most parents Bucks inmates being housed three to a cell president George Bush meets with japanese minister Toshiki Kaifu in Palm Springs Calif., to try to open japanese markets to and avoid possible . Trade sanctions. No agreement was immediately reached. A photo ambulance squads lose Battle Over Back wages by Robert w. Steuteville staff writer the . Labor department reaffirmed last week its decisions to make several Volunteer ambulance companies pay Back wages and overtime to employees. The department s District of fice turned Down appeals by the Volunteer medical service corps in Lansdale the Central Bucks ambulance Rescue unit and Warrington Community ambulance corps which leaves the Rescue squads still facing a crunch in personnel and finances. The Federal Agency decided Central Bucks owes employees the Volunteer medical service corps owes employees and the Warrington Community ambulance corps owes employees an undisclosed amount less than the Back wage figures were not As High As Rescue squad officials had originally feared. Richard a Munger Central Bucks chief of operations said several months ago the Bill could be As million Anol Warrington feared that it May have to pay but the department ruled that wages for volunteers who worked out of their Homes would not be included this in t going to cause As bad a crunch As said Joan e. Crowe president of Central Bucks but these sums Are still difficult for these non profit organizations to pay and the decision will change the Way the Rescue squads operate according to officials no longer will paid employees be Able to Volunteer their free time to ambulance corps. This will create a greater demand for volunteers to these companies at a time when they Are having trouble finding volunteers the decision Means Central Bucks May have to hire More personnel and have less Money to buy equipment Crowe said. It s not a severe crunch but it s going to be an uncomfortable situation she said. The company will still be Able to operate but Crowe can foresee a time when ambulance service is no longer privately funded Why ambulance and fire departments Are not exempt from the Law makes no sense to she said fortunately we have enough volunteers that we Are Able to have the ambulance service with out costing the Public anything but if they continue to give us a see ambulance on Page a 9 by David j. Gilmartin staff writer dramatic overcrowding in Bucks county prison during the past month has led to triple cell ing inmates a practice that is a guarantee of violence even m the Best run of according to a memo from Warden Arthur m. Wallenstein. Wallenstein in a memo obtained by the intelligencer said triple Selling is a dismal option to which the prison has had to resort because its population has grown by 100 inmates since Christmas the county s Pris on has a capacity of 420 inmates based on one inmate to a cell on Friday the inmate Popula Tion was 630, Wallenstein said this is the population level for which we Are budgeted for december of 1990, and we have reached it in february of he wrote in a memo to the county prison Board last week Wallenstein said in an inter View Friday that seven or eight cells Are holding three inmates each the prison s cells most of have been converted to accommodate two inmates do not have room for a third bed so the third inmate must sleep on the floor on a mattress Wallensten said this practice violates mini mum standards set by the state and every conceivable Rule of Good jail he wrote the triple Selling concept is a guarantee of violence even in the Best run of jails for tempers will flare Given the close proximity of inmates to each his memo said. Wallenstein said the continued practice would require an additional officer in each unit for each shift a Prospect for which we Are not funded and which would appear to fall far beyond the county s financial capacity Given the restraints of 1990." inmates remain one to a cell Only in the psychiatric and medi Cal units and Wallenstein told the Board he could not Possi Bly recommend double Selling those units though it May come Down to this in the very near future he wrote that inmates in those two units Are either physically unable to handle a bunked arrangement or psychologically unsuited to be placed two to a cell dormitories at the rehabilitation Center already hold two men to a unit bringing the population there to 240. Wallenstein noted the county s i ornate population grew a unprecedented 21 percent last year Wallenstein s memo noting the staff has performed rather brilliantly in handling the growth asks to meet with the prison Board to discuss solutions jail guard fired after sex report by David j. Gilmartin staff writer a a ear after a scandal involving sexual Contact Between Bucks county prison guards Andt female mates another guard has been fired amid allegations of similar conduct the firing came last week just six months after the county Pris on Board declined to require that a female guard be present at All times or to ban male officers from guarding female inmates the Board simply instructed Warden Arthur m Wallenstein to have at least one woman corrections officer in the female unit of the prison whenever Board of commissioners chair Man Andrew l Warren while emphasizing he did not know the facts of the latest allegation said see one year on Page a 9 county official suspended with pay by Mary Mclnerney cocoon newspapers the county consumer Protection director has been suspended indefinitely with pay while authorities investigate allegations she double billed the county for mileage and instructed county employees to feed her dogs Dur ing work time. Peggy h. Adams 53, was sus Pended tuesday afternoon when county personnel officials launched the investigation into the charges raised in two Anonymous letters Adams a Bedminster resident continues to re enjoy chive her annual salary. Adams denied the allegations and labelled them ridiculous during a Telephone interview sat urday. They Are Adams said. I m cooperating and i d like to Clear the air and get Back to the said Adams i did t do what they be said i be done county commissioner chair Man Andrew l. Warren con firmed Friday that Adams had been suspended with pay labor relations director Bud Gross Man is examining county payroll records and will Lead the investigation Warren said the District attorney s office has not been involved in the probe and there currently is no criminal investigation authorities said. In order to be purer than Warren said she was not to report to work until we had an Opportunity to meet and confirm or disregard these allegations Adams a High ranking Republican in Bucks county and a state gop committee woman was appointed to the consumer Protection Post in january 1976 she has served 14 years and supervises a staff of eight. The allegations of misconduct were raised m two typed letters sent anonymously to each of the county commissioners. The first letter is dated dec 21, 1989, and the second letter s Date is feb it was the detailed claims m the two Page second letter War Ren said that spurred the county to investigate i think people who make accusations through Anonymous see county on Page a 9 Peggy allegations untrue inside sunday sure seems to me i is Ottto l common sense. At the movies Rob Lowe s career Sank rapidly when his homemade pornographic video involving two women one of them tinder age became Public knowledge. Instead of hiding Lowe made a Public stand. The studio stuck by him and he weathered the storm. Jlou Gaul s interview is on c 6. Best bets on to Anne Shirley stars in the 1934 version of the classic Anne of Green about an orphan who charms the family and the Community where she goes to live Channel 12 at 10-35 a my. Walter Matthau returns to television in a made for to movie about a German prisoner of War accused of murdering a doctor from the Small town outside the Colorado detention Camp. Interview is on c6 Channel 10 at 9p. M 4 popular lecturer and Counselor John Bradshaw delivers a. Series of programs on life s growing pains and dealing with shame. The series begins at . On Why and continues with a discussion of the eight stages of life. Channel 12 from 5p.m. To 6p.m. Use of citizen informers leads to abuse of Justice by David j. Gilmartin staff writer the War on drugs is being waged with the help of draftees police say the use of private citizens known to police As confidential inform ants is crucial to infiltrate the drug Community. But lawyers caution the use of these citizen soldiers can be abused. In two recent Bucks county cases the credibility of citizens who agreed to take part in drug investigations has been questioned. One instance led to the arrest of the in Formant after she admitted faking a drug buy from a Man in part because he had testified against her Friend in another drug Case. In a second Case a jury acquitted a woman of Selling drugs to an informant after her attorney argued the informant was seeking revenge because the woman took him to court in a civil matter. I think it s a measure of the desperation in prosecuting the War on drugs that they re beginning to turn these people into citizen said assistant Public de fender Stuart Phillips who represented the woman acquitted of Selling drugs. Perkasie police chief David a. King whose department discovered and arrested the woman who faked a drug buy said the Case gives them pause but will not discourage them from using informants. I think that it has made us somewhat reluctant to use informants but it remains to be a viable alternative for King said. Police say the key to using informants for drug buys is to keep close control Over the operation. This includes strip searching the in Formant before and after the buy to ensure they Are not already carrying drugs and conducting surveillance of the inform ant on the Way to and from the Sale. This kind of control helps police be sure an informant is not using you to get somebody said Quakertown police chief James f. Mcfadden. That control Mcfadden said is what led Perkasie police to catch the woman who tried to fake a buy. They had enough control to see that it went wrong and charge he said. Police reports from the Perkasie investigation indicate that police did everything they were supposed to when using an in see informants on Page a 5

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