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Jacksonville Journal Courier (Newspaper) - April 4, 1990, Jacksonville, Illinois Jarka Minlu journal Lou Rorr oldest continuously published newspaper in Illinois vol. 159�?no 248 suburban zone�?50 cents Jacksonville. Illinois. Wednesday april 4, 1990 City zone a 35 cents Twenty pages wednesday news at a glance Senate passes clean air Bill Dixon Simon vote a not on clean air package a Washington apr Sens. Alan Dixon and Paul Simon voted against a major overhaul of the nation s clean air Law tuesday night saying they would not support a Bill that threatens Illinois Coal miners and could Lead to higher Utility rates. The arguments from the two democrats were similar the Bill puts a heavy Burden on states that produce or Burn High Fulfur Coal while other states escape Many of the new pollution restrictions the associated press Washington a the Senate overwhelmingly approved sweeping air pollution controls on automobiles factories and Power plants tuesday after a decade of struggle Over whether to strengthen Federal clean air Laws. The new controls which Are estimated to Cost the Economy $21 billion a year when they go fully into effect were approved by a vote of 89-11. President Bush speaking in Indianapolis in Advance of Senate action called it a a historic vote Quot that would Quot affect generations to come As we work to build a cleaner safer Senate approval shifted the clean air debate to the House where a similar Bill is being written by the Energy and Commerce committee. Rep. John Dingell d-micn., the panels chairman said he plans to have the committee vote by weeks end and expects floor action next month. Differences in the Senate and House measures will then still have to be worked out. Senate majority Leader George Mitchell a Maine acknowledged the new requirements would be expensive to Industry but argued Quot the costs of inaction will be higher than the Cost of this health experts have estimated air pollution May account for 50,000 premature deaths every year he said. Quot we can no longer delay a said Mitchell who has sought Federal controls on acid rain for nearly a decade and made the clean air Bill his top priority As democratic Leader. Quot the american people want action. They demand action Quot he continued. But to Many senators particularly from the Midwest the vote represented an agonizing Choice Between cleaner air and concern about the Impact of the new controls on employment and electric Bills Back Home. Quot this Bill will absolutely decimate my state of Illinois Quot declared sen. Alan Dixon Diu. Whose state has Utility plants that rely on High Fulfur Coal As Well As Coal miners whose jobs will be jeopardized by new measures to combat acid rain. Dixon was among Only the la senators who voted against the legislation. Quot i cannot vote for legislation that will destroy the livelihood of thousands of hard working men and women. That will bring economic ruin to communities throughout appalachian and midwestern states Quot said sen. Robert Byrd do. Va., who unsuccessfully had sought financial help for Coal miners affected by the Bill. The Bill the first attempt to strengthen Federal air pollution Law in 13 years cleared the Senate 89-11. It would impose Tough rules on Industrial plants automobiles and dozens of Power plants Simon and Dixon were among five democrats voting against the Money sought for alzheimer a study a Washington apr sen Mark Hatfield in an emotional plea for increased Money for alzheimer s research. Told Congress tuesday How the disease had affected his powerful father. Television actresses Angie Dickinson and Shelley Fabares also testified about How alzheimer s has Hurt their families and urged increased spending on research of the disease the actresses were upstaged by the Oregon Republican who Drew loud applause during a hearing before the House select committee on aging and the Senate labor and human resources committee. The panels Are considering legislation that would double and eventually triple the $148 million a year the government now spends on research into alzheimer a disease. Alzheimer s is a mental disorder which strikes older people. Medical science has found no cure for North Selling Bullet proof vests a Washington apr Oliver North and Joseph Fernandez comrades in arms in the Iran Contra affair Are Back in business again. They re manufacturing and Selling body Armor a commonly known As Bullet proof vests a that North says he wears himself. Quot i rely every Day on the Security of a git Vest a a says a Blurb on the company a brochure signed by Oliver l. North chairman. Quot the Comfort is unequalled and most importantly it provides the ultimate in body the pair fired from their government jobs Are the sole proprietors of guardian technologies International. Quot there is no other partner Quot said Fernandez. A it s our idea our Money and our Effort. Ollie North is the chairman and i m the president of the child labor violations uncovered a Washington apr Federal investigators who uncovered 7,000 child labor violations during a three Day sweep last month found an additional 4,000 infractions in a review of Case files the labor department said tuesday. Civil fines on the businesses involved Are expected to total $2.9 million up from the $1.8 million originally predicted following the March 12-15 sweep said William Brooks an assistant Secretary of labor. Most of the violations involved teenagers working More hours or later hours during the school week than is allowed under Federal Law the department said. But there were also 1,450 youngsters age 14-17 who were illegally employed in dangerous jobs such As using Power driven meat slicing machinery dough mixers and paper balers the department said. The 11,000 violations found in three Days number almost half the total of child labor violations uncovered during All of 1989, said labor Secretary Elizabeth Dole. Mrs. Dole said the new findings reinforce Quot our belief that the trend toward violations is Page almanac.3 Ann landers.3 business Market news. 8 classified.16-18 comics.14 cooking section.9 crossword puzzle.14,19 dear abby.3 editorials.6 Marcos trial begin soviets a honest pledge dialogue with lithuanians new York a Imelda Marcos arrives at Manhattan Federal court tuesday with her attorney Gerry Spence right. A la Rholo by Barry Schweid a diplomatic writer Washington a soviet foreign minister Eduard a. Shevardnadze arrived tuesday for wide ranging talks with president Bush and Secretary of state James a. Baker Iii and pledged to hold Quot honest dialogue with secessionist lithuanians. Shevardnadze is expected to give Bush and Baker a message from soviet president Mikhail s. Gorbachev. Administration officials Hope it will spell out Moscow s Promise to Deal peacefully with the Independence movement in the Baltic Republic. While Shevardnadze a remarks on arriving at Andrews air Force base had a conciliatory ring the foreign minister emphasized the significance the Kremlin attaches to the soviet Constitution and Laws in the face of the lithuanian Challenge. Quot you must understand the importance of that question for the soviet Union and the soviet people Quot Shevardnadze said As he set the stage for talks with Baker begin Bush urged Marcos to invest lawyer the associated press new York a Imelda Marcos attorney contended tuesday that George Bush urged her husband to invest in . Real estate and that the Cia Quot was aware of every transaction Quot for which she is on trial on racketeering charges. In opening arguments defense attorney Gerald Spence also said he plans to Call Bush As a witness. The lawyer said that Bush then the vice president was concerned about the Marc oses negotiating an Oil Deal with libyan Leader Moa mar Qadhafi and suggested to Marcos during a 1981 meeting in Manila Quot Why done to you invest in american properties Quot the Marc oses Quot who saw themselves As children of America Quot took the advice Spence said. Quot they abandoned any further attempt to invest in Libya and began to put their Money into new York real in Washington White House spokesman Steve Hart had no immediate comment on the attorneys statements. Earlier tuesday a prosecutor portrayed mrs. Marcos As an uncontrolled spender who treated the philippine National Bank As her Quot personal Piggy the former Philippines first lady and her late husband Ferdinand were named in the 1988 indictment that charged them with stealing millions of dollars from their homelands Treasury to buy Manhattan real estate jewelry and Art. Marcos died in exile in Hawaii last september. On trial with mrs. Marcos is saudi arms dealer Adnan Khash Oggi. Spence said Marcos was warned by the Cia that he might not have enough Money to marshal a Force to recapture the Philippines if it was taken Over by the communist insurgency. Without going into specifics Spence claimed that the Cia was worried that the Philippines would fall to the communists As Cuba had been taken Over by Fidel Castro. Quot the evidence in this Case is that the Cia was aware of every transaction that took place in this Case Quot Spence said without giving details. Quot thesis a woman who lived with her beloved husband for 35 years. She was with him in sickness and in health and when he took his last breath Quot Spence said. Quot it is her position a i am going to defend my assistant . Attorney Debra Livingston however told the jurors that the Marc oses were Quot partners in crime Quot who had exported Quot fraud on a colossal scale to the United states. Livingston said the couple Quot grabbed from a Dollar poor country to satisfy Imelda Marcos voracious appetite for real estate jewelry and judge sequester jury in trial of Poindexter after jurors contacted by news Media death penalty foes by Pete Yost the associated press Washington a the judge in John Poindexter a trial disclosed tuesday that two jurors had been contacted by the news Media and he ordered the jury sequestered to avoid further problems from such Quot irresponsible . District court judge Harold Greene said both jurors will remain on the panel because they Quot were Alert and intelligent and did no to allow Quot any conversation about the Case to take place. He said of the contacts Quot some now might think this was an obstruction of Justice. I will think about Poindexter lawyer Richard Beck Ler said he had no objection to the two jurors staying on the panel. Poindexter who was National Security adviser to then president Reagan from late 1985 to november entertainment.15 health.3 1986, is charged with conspiring to horoscoiae.19 obstruct Congress making false Jacoby on bridge.3 statements to lawmakers and of Polly a pointers.3 Mike royko.13 sports.11-12 television schedule.15 a sunny warmer wednesday mostly sunny and warmer High in the lower 60s, winds Southwest 5 to 15 Mph. Wednesday night fair and turning colder Low in the upper 30s. Thursday partly sunny rather Windy and colder High in the upper 40s or Low-6r 50s a More weather Page two. Strutting congressional inquiries into the Iran Contra affair. Jury deliberations resumed for a second Day after a court session to discuss the contacts. At the end of the Days deliberations the jurors were taken to a hotel for the night. At the session it was disclosed that Washington Post reporter Nora Boustany had telephoned juror Leroy Witherspoon at Home after mondays first Day of deliberations in the Poindexter trial. Witherspoon said he Hung up other to ice. Juror William Harris said he was contacted monday evening by a woman identifying herself As a reporter. He Hung up and she did no to Call Back. Greene said the Quot irresponsible behaviour of the press leaves me no alternative but to have the jurors Quot taken by the marshals to a hotel each night. Quot i certainly done to want to have a mistrial Quot Greene said at a court hearing. Quot i understand the Post has Many More reporters ready to Call the jurors Quot said Greene. A none of us has any Confidence Quot that court Quot regulations will be observed concerning contacting jurors. In court Witherspoon said Boustany wanted to know when the jury was supposed to have a verdict. Washington Post editors instructed Boustany to find out How to get in touch with Witherspoon after the verdict said Robert Kaiser the posts assistant managing editor for National news. Quot she did this by calling him up to ask him a said Kaiser. Boustany Quot made a mistake a said Kaiser. A she told us what had happened. We immediately called judge Greene schambers to Tell them what had happened and to the judge said the posts explanation was that the reporter Quot just came from Lebanon Quot and Quot did no to know the Greene called the explanation Quot a lame Kaiser said the second juror was not contacted by a Post reporter. The judge said court rules had been treated Quot cavalierly and with Quot disdain in an important trial. Federal court rules in the District of Columbia done to specifically address press and Public Contact with jurors. Or Ulvi Puiu san Quentin Calif. A two unidentified death penalty opponents hug in front of the East Gate of san Quentin prison tuesday after the . Supreme court refused to remove an order blocking the execution of Robert Alton Harris. Harris is on death Row for the murder of two California teenagers. Ning wednesday afternoon and with Bush on Friday. Quot our main weapon in resolving any Issue. Is dialogue honest dialogue Quot he said. Quot and this is the dialogue we Are looking Forward to with the lithuanian people and the lithuanian Shevardnadze was met at Andrews by Deputy Secretary of state Lawrence Eagleburger. The foreign minister s Agenda Here reaches beyond Lithuania to the War in Angola Between . And soviet backed forces to ways of limiting cruise missiles in a .-soviet arms control treaty nearing completion in Geneva and to trying to set a Date for Gorbachev a Summit meeting Here with Bush in june. Bush and Gorbachev Hope to sign an Accord at that meeting to limit their Long Range nuclear missiles bombers and submarines. However claims that the Overall cutback would amount to 50 percent were being challenged. A senior Bush administration official speaking on condition of anonymity told the associated press that the United states would wind up with Only slightly fewer de a soviets see Page 2lithuanian group meets Gorby aide the associated press Moscow a a delegation from the rebellious Baltic Republic of Lithuania met tuesday with a major adviser to president Mikhail s. Gorbachev and a lithuanian legislator later called it a sign of Hope in the confrontation. Quot we Are very very encouraged Quot legislator Egidius Bickauskas Lithuania a representative in Moscow told the associated press. Quot if there Are people who at least want to listen to us its very he earlier told reporters a three member delegation including Deputy Premier Romualdas Tzolos of Lithuania was meeting with Alexander n. Yakovlev a politburo member recently appointed to Gorbachev a new presidential Council. Also tuesday a the supreme soviet parliament approved a Bill setting procedures for secession from the soviet Union. The Law which goes into effect when it is published in the soviet press requires approval by a two thirds vote in a referendum and a waiting period of up to five years. Lithuania forcibly incorporated into the soviet Union in 1940, declared its Independence on March la. The Moscow government refused to recognize this and a crisis ensued. A the Kremlin restricted traffic at Lithuania a Border with Poland the republics Only Border that does not adjoin soviet territory. Soviet officials told polish Border officials the crossing from Ogrodnik Poland to la Dijai Lithuania was Quot temporarily closed the polish news Agency Pap said. A Lithuania a chief Diplomat in Washington Stasys Lozoraitis jr., told renters there he believes the soviet army May have taken the Lead role from Gorbachev in dealing with the crisis. He said the soviet military show of Force in Lithuania made him More pessimistic than before about his homelands Fate. Yakovlev is seen As a key aide to Gorbachev and is considered the architect of his policy of glasnost or greater openness. Yakovlev led a parliamentary commission that last year reviewed the secret soviet nazi pact under which the three Baltic republics a Lithuania Estonia and Latvia a were absorbed into the soviet Union. The commissions work led the soviet Congress of Peoples deputies in december to condemn the 1939 pact. Tuesday marked the first High level personal Contact Between Lithuania and Moscow since just after Lithuania declared itself Independent last Mon

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