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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - March 4, 1990, Darmstadt, Hesse Sunday March 4, 1990 the stars and stripes a Page 5 retired . Judge to head Pierce probe by the Washington Post Washington a Arlin m. Adams a retired appeals court judge from Philadelphia has been appointed to investigate whether former housing and Urban development Secretary Samuel r. Pierce or. Conspired with his aides to steer Federal funds to friends and Republican party activists. Adamss appointment As Independent counsel came after a month Long search and an informed source said the special three judge panel charged with making the appointment settled on the Philadelphia Jurist and sent his name to the Fri for a background Check last week. In keeping with attorney general Dick Thornburgh a instructions the appeals court did not expand the scope of the inquiry beyond the question of whether Pierce engaged in a a conspiracy to defraud the government through his administration of Hud subsidy programs. Democrats on the House judiciary committee had asked that the prosecutor also decide whether Pierce lied to Congress when he denied having a direct role in Hud funding decisions. In his letter to the court last month Thornburgh said that Pierce his executive assistant Deborah Gore Dean and others a appear to have dispensed moderate rehabilitation program Grants on the basis of favouritism and without regard to the requirements of Federal Law. Adams 68, served on the 3rd . Circuit court of appeals for 17 years before resigning in 1986 to return to private practice with the Philadelphia Law firm of Schnader Harrison Segal amp Lewis. He declined an offer to join the Justice department in 1988 As Deputy attorney general and has been considered for the supreme court under previous Republican administrations. Adams said Friday that he accepted the appointment with the understanding that the investigation could be undertaken and completed a in the not too Distant a a it a not a Good idea to let these things drag a he said. A we should get in Adams there do the work quickly and finish Adams would not set a rigid timetable for the term of his inquiry which he said could take months. He said he is largely unfamiliar with the Hud scandals has never met Pierce and plans to find office space and begin reviewing pertinent documents in Washington this week. A a in a going to come to it fresh a he said. A and in a glad of he said he does not have a the slightest ideas what he May find during the course of his investigation but said that any Effort to go beyond the conspiracy charges would have to be approved by Thornburgh who retains the ultimate prosecutor Al Power. The Independent counsel is appointed under the authority of the ethics in government act. The Law stipulates that people associated with Adamss Law firm not be associated with anyone involved in the investigation. Paul Perito one of pierces lawyers praised the Choice of Adams Friday and said he is confident that Adams will Clear the former Hud Secretary of All charges. Adamss appointment was praised on Capitol Hill where rep. Tom Lantos d-calif., who has headed the Hud investigations said he plans to meet with him this week. A within the confines of our respective constitutional limitations i look Forward to working with him and giving him All possible cooperation a Lantos said. Rep. Charles e. Schumer d-n.y., one of the House members who spearheaded the drive for an Independent counsel called Adamss appointment a an encouraging sign a but added that investigators should broaden the scope of the investigation a was wide As the evidence warrants to ensure that no Stone is left unturned in this very serious Spring break Mecca braces Hazelwood for expected 400,000 revellers tar a Shea cd Daytona Beach Fla. Apr Battle plans were drawn Friday As this Spring break Mecca prepared for the annual invasion of 400,000 College students that a Worth perhaps $ 1 billion to the Region. A party smart is the theme this year As Community leaders attempt to try to tone Down the free for All party that has accompanied the annual rites of Spring Here in recent years. A be smart be Legal or be caught a said to Wilson vice chairman of the Spring break festival task Force a committee formed after severe problems developed last year when police made 1,200 alcohol related arrests. A a it a going to be a great Spring break a chairman Ray Eddy said As last minute preparations were discussed. A the message is that the students Are concerts sports events and Beauty pageants Are among the planned promotions. The task Force has created 1,000 new parking spaces near the Beach will install More than 100 portable toilets and has More carefully scheduled events to Lessen the Impact of the Sands of time crowds. Laws also will be More strictly enforced. Many residents complained last year that traffic was at a virtual standstill and students were urinating in Public and passing out drunk. The task Force was created to solve some of those problems and to make students Welcome because of the tremendous economic Impact. Chamber of Commerce officials estimate students will spend $120 million from Early March through mid april. The first group of 20,000 students arrived this week just As 240,000 a a bikers arrived for motorcycle races at Daytona International Speedway. By using a multiplier officials estimate Spring break has almost a $ 1 billion Impact on the areas Economy. Daytona Beach became the nations Spring break capital about three years ago after fort Lauderdale tightened Law enforcement signalling that students weren to Welcome. Gulf coast beaches Are expecting some of the overflow from Daytona Beach. The Daytona Beach police department and the Volusia county Beach patrol Are pledging More stringent enforcement of drinking Laws. A a we re proud of Spring break but it has to be managed better a said police chief Paul Crow. A it will be a much More organized contrary to perceptions Crow said a your problems Haven to been with the College about two thirds of last years arrests were Florida youngsters Many of them underage High school students. A we have to Deal with the Day trippers a he said. This year Crow said exits to Daytona Beach off interstate 95 will be closed when the Beach is full to prevent gridlock. A we Are going to close the Gate a Crow said. Volusia county Beach patrol chief John Kirvan whose Agency is responsible for Law enforcement on the Beach said his officers will take a a no nonsense approach to drinking and a we Hope they have a Good time but we Are going to enforce the Laws a Kirvan said. Anchorage Alaska apr fridays session of Joseph Hazelwoods trial was cancelled when the former Captain of the Exxon Valdez came Down with the flu. Superior court judge Karl Johnstone sent the jurors Home after telling them to be especially careful about avoiding publicity about the Case during their Long weekend recess. Lawyers said Hazelwood should be ready to resume monday. The recess came As William Milwee jr., a Marine Salvage consultant was facing Cross examination on his assertion that Hazelwood risked losing his Tanker and the lives of his Crew when he ordered the ship Forward after it hit a reef. Milwee repeatedly insisted on thursday that Hazelwood should have had More information before he attempted any Man Euver in the Wake of the grounding. The retired Navy Salvage expert said a Captain should have determined How deep the water was and How the vessel was grounded before trying to move it. But he also agreed that in a grounding a captains first instinct would be to get his ship afloat. The 987-foot Tanker spilled nearly 11 million Gallons of Alaska crude in Little More than an hour after it ran aground in Prince William sound on March 24.in the stars and stripes 40 years ago today. March 4, 1950 a air Force officials informed Congress that the soviet Union would soon be Able to launch an atomic attack with bombers capable of reaching any part of the United states.30 years ago today. March 4, i960 a earthquake Relief in the form of 190 army personnel and 60 pieces of heavy equipment was flown from Ramstein a West Germany to Agadir morocco.20 years ago today. March 4, 1970 a a mob attacked three school buses loaded with Black children at the newly desegregated High school in Lamar . Police used tear Gas to Rescue students moments before the mob of Whites overturned two of the buses.10 years ago today. March 4, 1980 a marxist guerrilla Leader Robert Mugabe won a landslide Victory in Rhodesia a Independence election thereby gaining an absolute parliament Ary majority and Complete control of the government. Weicker Sheds gop Label to seek Conn. Statehouse Hartford Conn. Apr former Republican sen. Lowell p. Weicker jr., the Maverick lawmaker who made a career of bucking his party and championing Liberal causes said Friday he would run for governor of Connecticut As an Independent. Weicker 58, told reporters supporters and onlookers in a packed conference room that his unsuccessful bid for a fourth Senate term in 1988 a took me Down a Peg or two and probably deservedly a a it Snow 1990 and i believe that As never before we need each other a he said. The announcement capped weeks of speculation about Weicker who in 28 years of political activity cultivated a reputation for aggressive Independent republicanism. Weicker was first elected to the Senate in 1970 and was re elected in 1976 and again in 1982. He became a National figure in the mid-70s As one of the first republicans to take on president Nixon during the watergate scandal. Weicker would say nothing negative about democratic gov. William a. Of Neill or rep. Bruce a. Anderson a four term congressman challenging of Neill for the democratic gubernatorial nomination. Nor would he criticize any of the four republicans now in the running. Democrats hailed his decision to run saying it would Divide the gop and throw the party into chaos

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