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Daily News Record (Newspaper) - March 2, 1990, Harrisonburg, Virginia Living a dream new Art gallery 15 barn bedding shredded sheets 19 today weather 128 36 pages March 1990 4332702 mild 25 cents Justice accuses Vii of sex Bias lawsuit challenges admission policy new record photo by Allen Litten reinforcements employees gun As they of the Hawkins Concrete Are under the set up forms for new Walls around the vow War memorial on South High the Cannon was used by the germans in world War Roanoke a the Justice department filed a sex discrimination lawsuit thursday that seeks to Force the 150yearold Virginia military Institute to begin admitting the action was filed on behalf of a female High school student from Northern Virginia who had inquired about admission to the who was not named in the complained to the department last Spring that she was prohibited from attending the stat supported al male school in Lex the suit argues that the male Only admission policy violates the civil rights act and the 14th amendment and asks the District court in Roanoke to order the state and Vii to implement a plan to remedy fully their discriminatory policies and prac the Justice department also is reviewing complaints from two women who want to at tend the Citadel in the nations Only other Public military College that admits males the signed by attorney general Dick names As defendants Virginia Douglas Vii Board of visitors president Joseph Spivey and Board Vii superintendent John and the state coun cil of higher education and its the Justice department wrote Wilder and Knapp in March warning them they would face a lawsuit if they did not agree by 20 to begin admitting but attorney general Mary sue Terry and Amis private fundraising organization gave their answer in the form of two lawsuits asking the Federal court in Roanoke to declare the colleges admission policy the Justice department also filed motions thursday asking the court to dismiss the lawsuits filed by the state and the found Vii spokesman Tom Joynes said school officials would have no comment on the fed eral governments action and referred questions to the state attorney generals we Haven received anything and we be Able to comment if we Joynes Bert a spokesman for declined to comment on the Justice department Wilders Laura also referred questions to terrys the Only reaction we have is that governor Wilder is not attorney general Thornburgh told him earlier this week that the suit was going to be she the lawsuit included no detailed arguments or precedents but simply said Vii is a Public institution and the defendants have engaged in discrimination on the basis of sex by refusing to consider qualified females for admission to the fou year undergraduate degree clean air Compromise reached Washington a Senate leaders and president Bush compromised thursday on future air pollution controls for factories and electric Power enhancing chances that a clean air Bill will pass this the after More than three weeks of close door was viewed As a Middle ground Likely to attract enough support to thwart continuing regional opposition in the looming Senate majority Leader George called the Compromise a sound and comprehensive agreement that will substantially improve air Quality Over the next he planned to bring the legislation to the Senate floor on Mon president Bush is extraordinarily pleased with the it is a an enor Mous step said Roger the presidents chief Domestic policy Porter said the administration would attempt to expedite Senate passage and seek a similar agreement in the where clean air Legisla Tion remains in but the Compromise is still Likely to encounter stiff Industry largely because of its estimated billion to billion annual Cost to the some senators also have expressed concern that the bargaining weakened provisions in the original Senate Bill that would have required stronger automobile emission controls to combat Urban other have voiced continued con Cern about the Impact of acid rain Bob the minority called the Compromise a giant step Forward in revising Federal air pollution Laws for the first time in 13 but he cautioned that Many senators Likely will seek changes when the measure goes to the Senate he urged Mitchell not to handcuff anyone during the floor action by Rushing to Cut off the agreement made some accommodations to regional especially those concerned about the local economic Cost of acid rain con on that the Compromise continues to re quire a 10 million ton annual reduction of Fulfur see Page 2 Seabrook granted operating License tymm the nuclear regulatory commission voted thursday to give a operating License to the Seabrook nuclear the new Hampshire Plant Many consider the most fought Over nuclear project in including the neighbouring state of say they plan to Appeal the Deci Sion in court almost but some acknowledged that full Power operation was Likely by the commissions 3too vote was a Victory for the position of John the White House chief of staff who As governor of new Hampshire pushed hard for completion and licensing of the Startup of Seabrook is 11 years behind schedule and the is now 12 times the original on its tortuous Road to completion the Plant created the first bankruptcy of an investor owned electric Utility since the Public ser vice of it is credited with ending the career of Seabrook guard asks antinuclear protesters to mayor decries pm Unity ties new headaches feared in Wake of housing decision associated press spending per Pupil area Page Rockingham Shenandoah Harrisonburg Augusta Bath Highland local total source state department of per Pupil spending lags in Page county by Sharon Browne new record staff writer Luray Page county ranks lowest in an 11system comparison for per Pupil and that Okas far As one county official is we do not have a lot of the superfluous things other counties we have a educational system in Page coun Page county Board of super visors chairman Robert Good in a comparison of 11 other area school Page county ranked the lowest in per Pupil spending and at a recent school Board members of the Board were Given copies of a Chart com paring spending in Rockingham and Shenandoah counties and the Cit ies of Harrisonburg and win Page ranked spending per Pupil for the 198889 school Winchester topped the list with it seems like every year we get this same and it dont look Good to said Board member Why cant we be compared to counties like Greene and Bath coun ties counties that Are Rural like us in the same Page ranked below Bath and All predominantly Rural the study is released each Spring by the state Board of education and compares All the school systems in a county that had an unemployment rate of 18 percent in spent per Bath is an the next highest spent were Able to provide much of this Money due to the marvelous amount of Money the Repco see Page 2 by Jeff Mellott and Lucinda Sinclair new record staff writers a decision by James Madison University to encourage More Stu dents to live off Campus May be Good news for but it has left Harrisonburg mayor wishing for better cooperation Between the University and Emu is hoping that enough Stu dents will move off Campus to make up for the loss of 160 spaces for freshmen at Howard Johnson Emu vice president of student affairs Robert Scott has said the elimination of the Motel As a housing resource by the College will help the school Emu will save from its lease agreement with the Motel and use the Money to meet a rent in crease on win Price the solution for the College could turn into a headache for the mayor Walter Green Iii said there Are already a number of com plaints from residents about Stu dents who live in the the mayor said that most students Are probably not causing he some i think there needs to be a closer relationship Between the University and the City regarding the responsibility of the mayor i dont think its fair for the univer sity to attempt to unload their responsibilities towards the students they have brought to the commune he said the Harrisonburg police department has a problem keeping up with students in the i think the student affairs and student housing people have not been As cooperative in the past As they could be in supplying inform in telling the City who lives he said a Liaison committee with the University exists but has not worked As Well As it while mus intention is to encourage students to live off the University May also be encouraging development in Harrison a lot of developers have built and Are continuing to build with the idea of the University and there All Over the mayor City planning director Robert Sullivan said 1989 was a Boom year for housing with 783 in the Sullivan said 554 of those see Page 8 Wake Forest defeats 5150 to spoil Cavalier coach Terry Hollands final Home Page 22 area news 19 business 13 classified ads 26 comics25 16 editorials 6 Skyline 15 sports 21 sanctions removed president Bush lifts the last sanctions against Page 3 political hostages Bills that Vii Puld allow the death penalty drug related murders and punish adults who leave loaded guns in reach of children become linked in the general Page 10 Cairo hotel fire fire Breaks out in a Cair luxury hotels restaurant and win whipped flames leap to the main killing 16 Page 11 obituaries paged Paul Dennis Mabel mount Ivan Benny l Columbia Leonard Charles new lbs Rooney gets Job Back new York a there May be More than a few minutes with Andy Rooney on 60 minutes this after lbs on thursday lifted his suspension he said hell do a commentary on the matter during sundays in very he added after lbs news president David who on 8 suspended him for three months without reinstated effective in although Burke never specifically said Why he suspended his action came after the a Gay quoted Rooney As saying Blacks had watered Down their Rooney denied saying on the National association for the advancement of see Page 2

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