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January 27, 1986

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Gettysburg Times (Newspaper) - January 27, 1986, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania THE Founded 1902 VOL. 84, NO. 22 GMTYStWRG, PA. MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 1986 30c Datelines Washington Presidential address Tuesday opens battle over budget cuts WASHINGTON (AP) The House and Senate are debating whether to sell Conrail and require health warnings on tobacco, but that's only the warm-up forthe main event of this election year; the battle between Congress and President Reagan over budget cuts. The opening salvo will come at 9 p.m. EST Tuesday, when Reagan delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress and a nationwide broadcast audience. The speech, expected to last about 20 minutes, will deal generally with Reagan's broad goals for the je- maining three years of his presidency, his aides say. The president will save specific legislative proposals for a special, written message to Congress on Wednesday, Policies encourage arrests for minor domestic assaults WASHINGTON (AP) Police departments in- creasingly are choosing handcuffs over mediation in minor domestic violence cases in the wake of a study that shows a trip to the police station can deter repeat assaults in the home, a private study says. The survey of more than 140 cities by the Washington- based Crime Control Institute found that 44 cities of more than people surveyed in 1985 had policies encouraging arrests-for minor domestic assaults, up from 14 of those cities in 1984. The survey also showed that the percentage of police departments reporting more actual arrests for domes- tic violence over the preceding year increased, from 24 percent of those surveyed in 1984 to 35. percent last year. nation Crude prices drop drastically; not reflected yet at the pump LOS ANGELES (AP) Consumers have yet to reap the full benefits of a headline-grabbing tumble in the price of crude oil, an industry analyst said. The price of gas at the pump dropped an average 1.59 cents a gallon in two weeks, a period in which crude oil prices fell to a seven-year low and wholesale prices declined an average of 3.33 cents a gallon, according to analyst Dan Lundberg. "There is no sign of a price war in the retail market- Lundberg said. "Dealers aren't taking advan- tage." Eleven days ago, when Saudi Arabian oil minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani predicted-the price of crude could plunge to a barrel, the world market responded by bidding down prices by a barrel, to There were widespread reports that wholesale and retail prices also would take a dive. But Lundberg said his price survey, compiled every two weeks shows that did not happen. Geologists have few clues to cause of cataclysmic forces PASADENA, Calif. (AP) Geologists are baffled by the cataclysmic forces that created towering cliffs and ridges, broad valleys and deep canyons on Uranus' ma- jor moons, especially Miranda, which has the most complex landscape yet seen in the solar system. "During the time these moons were being there were severe disturbing forces taking saiij Ellis Miner, deputy project scientist for the exploration of Uranus by the VoyagerS spacecraft, which took stum ning pictures of the planet's five largest moons. "We're seeing on the faces of these moons, Miranda in particular, the evidence for .those strong he said Sunday at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "However, that still doesn't give us much of a clue as what caused the forces." weather Tonight: Windy and very cold with a 50 percent chance'of flurries. Lows 5 to 10. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Tuesday: Continued windy and cold. A 40 percent chance of flurries in the morning. Highs in the teens. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts. Extended: Fair Wednesday through Friday. Lows Wednesday morning will range from 10 to around 15 and afternoon highs will be in the 20s. Thursday lows will range from 10 to 20 and highs will be in the upper 20s to the middle 30s. Friday lows will range from teens to the lower 20s and highs will be in the 30s. Lottery Pa. Daily Number. Pa. Big Four...... Md. Daily Number. Md Pick Four..... Md Lotto.......... SATURDAY S-74 W-T Inside Bridge Cetera 15 OnrTlmes 11-14 Sports CSMMfcs. 15 Star Tracking; Ciwswwd tt TV listing NmMiiiatiu Weather Map. OWtttrtes Ml 15 I Rebels take control Ugandan capital said to be calm By JERKY GRAY Associated Press Writer NAIROBI. Kenya (APi A diplomatic source said to- day that the Ugandan capital was calm and under the control of guerrillas loyal to a rebel commander who prom- ised to end the East African country's history of "incompe- tent and politically bankrupt" rule. An estimated 9.000 rebels of the National Resistance Army routed thousands of troops of the military govern- ment to take control of the Ugandan capital, Kampala, on Saturday, ending an eight-day campaign. The Nairobi diplomat, who spoke on condition he not be identified, said Kampala was quiet today and that many civilians were on the streets. "There is a heavy (rebel i army presence." he said, "but very disciplined and organized. Generally, security is good." He made no mention of fighting. On Sunday, the NRA said it still was fighting small gov- ernment units holding out on the eastern fringes of Kampa- la. Thousands of other troops deserted in face of the rebel attack and streamed out of the city, and there were reports some were robbing and beating civilians and looting. The Nairobi diplomat, who received his information via a radio link with his country's embassy in Kampala, said the rebels were working to restore utilities in the capital. Heavy fighting between the NRA and soldiers backing the 6-month-old military government knocked out electric- ity to three-quarters of the city, caused water shortages and cut off telephone service in and out of Uganda. In a Sunday broadcast over state-owned Radio Uganda. NRA commander Yoweri Museveni announced the dissolu- tion of the military council that had ruled Uganda since civilian President Milton Obote was ousted by army offic- ers on July 27. The head of the council. Gen. Tito Okello, was last re- ported to be at Jinja. 50 miles east of Kampala. Jinja is Uganda's .second largest town and is in'the third of the country not under rebel control. Okello had signed a peace agreement with Museveni on Dec. 17. but the rebel leaders resumed the offensive after charging that the council failed to control violence by its soldiers. In the radio broadcast monitored in Nairobi. Museveni said he was forming his own military council and would form a broad-based, civilian government "in the shortest time possible." "Uganda has been messed up by incompetent and politi- cally bankrupt leaders for the past 24 years." Museveni said. "Their main interests have been sectarianism, cor- ruption and subservience to foreign interests." With most of the country in rebel hands, "the people of Uganda will have the opportunity to see for themselves the. skeletons of the victims of those regimes. "Culprits will be sought out wherever they are and be punished." he said. wintry of 14 million, gained its independence from Britain in 1962. In the past 24 years. Obote has been deposed twice, and Idi Arnin's brutal dictatorship was overthrown once. Museveni, a former defense minister under Obote. took control of the southwestern third of Uganda after the peace agreement in December and periodically threatened to march on the capital. The rebel takeover of the capital sent soldiers loyal to Okello fleeing north toward Sudan and east toward Kenya. It was not clear if they would regroup and fight, or dis- perse. Evacuees who arrived in Nairobi on Sunday said some government soldiers had told them that other sol- diers were slaughtering members of rival tribes. Uganda's army has about 18.000 men. according to the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies. The rebel group is thought to be about half the army's strength, but better organized and disciplined. Museveni appealed for calm, said he was ready to meet with the various other rebel groups, and appealed to gov- ernment soldiers to lay down their weapons. He said any soldier surrendering would be safe, but warned that the fall of Kampala did not mean an end to fighting because his men intended to pursue soldiers who did not surrender. In Washington, the State Department said all Americans in Kampala were safe but had been advised to stay indoors. It said chartered aircraft will take some embassy person- nel and American citizens out of Kampala on Tuesday or Wednesday. The State Department had no details on how many peo- ple were leaving, but said there were about 170 Americans in Uganda, of whom 21 are attached to the embassy. PATS SACKED Chicago Bears Henry Waech- Orleans. The Bears beat the Patriots 46 -10. (APLaser- ter sacks New England Patriots Steve Grogan behind photo I the goal line Sunday during Super Bowl XX in New Old building holds promise for BHS prom PROM PREPARATIONS Lines of wooden chairs and other items presently fill the au- ditorium of the former Arendtsville High School building, but over the next five months the Biglervil- Ic High School Class of 1987 will be clearing out the auditorium, cleaning, painting, caulkin? windows, polishing floors and getting the front steps fixed. The students have decided to have their prom there in May. (Times photo by Janet M. Williams I By JANET M. WILLIAMS Times Correspondent The rooms at the former Arend- tsville High School building still srnell of dusty dreams. They are cold and empty, hiding behind stained windowshades. waiting. They won't have to wait much longer. The building has idled on the hill for the past 30 years, used by the Upper Adams School District as an annex for storing old things. Lines of tiny wooden chairs stand in the auditorium, like children waiting for recess. They share the room with cast-off desks, papers, typewriters, televisions, card- board boxes, and years of dust and dirt. After nearly a year of negotia- tions, an agreement has been signed between the school district and the Arendtsville Borough Council. For SI. the borough has been given a 99-year lease on the property. In return, the borough will improve the building so that it can be used for municipal offices and for community activities. One of the first community pro- jects was suggested by the Bigler- ville High-School Class of 1987. For the next five months, these energetic young people will be clearing out the old auditorium, cleaning, painting, caulking win- dows, polishing floors and getting See PROMISE page 3 March 1 implementation ordered by Supreme Court Time running out to settle unisex insurance By JOEL SIEGEL Associated Press Writer HARRISBURG AP i The House and Senate this week may try Jo negate controversial court rulings as the cham- bers consider unisex auto insurance rates and a deviw for catching speeding motorists. In the Senate, legislators may try to head off the March 1 implementation of unisex auto iasurance rates, which were ordered by 1he stale Supreme Court in a 1984 ruling. Meanwhile, the House is poised to consider a measure that would allow local police departments toonce again use a popular machine for delecting speeding motorists. With an Insurance I Vpanmenl deadline for unisex rates drawing near, limo is running mil for legislative action. said Senate Majority Ix-ader John Stauffcr. R-Chester. "We only have a very few works available to settle this." Stauffcr said. The Insurance Department found gender-based rates discriminatory in The stale Supreme Court upheld the policy last year, ruling lhat gender-based rates "perpetu- The Senate already has passed bills specifically allowing gender-based r-.tes. Bui the House iastead approved an 38-month moratorium on mandatory unisex rates so the issue can be further investigated. the ball came back In us We are ready to move the ball again." Stauffer said Mandatory unisex rates by March 1 would be "a rather disastrous situation." in part because rales charged women would increase markedly. Slauffer said The insurance industry is vigorously lobbying to block unisex rates. Insurers claim sender is ;n accurate factor in helping to assess risk of an accident Oneargumenl insurers is lhal rates i' >r young women would increase under a unisex pnnng scheme because women now pay less than young men. who are considered greater risks. The Insurance Department has said rate increases for one set of drivers must br offset by rate breaks for others The Senate also may consider a bill to place a one-year moratorium on private prisons. Si auff er And negotia- tions on an agreement for an authority to oversee Ihe prop- osed Philadelphia Convention Center may reach fruition. he said. "Theconvenlion center is inching ils w.'iv forward." be said. Under the speed-liming device before 1he House, police would be allowed 1o use the Kxcessive Speed Preventer, a machine owned by more ih.nn SftO depart ments. The ESP determines speed by measuring the time it lakes a car to travel between sensors on a road. The state Supreme Court ruled 4-2 last November that the Department of Transportation was wrong to place the device in a category of speed-detection instruments thai can be used by local police. The legislation, already approved by 'he Senate, would make an exception to Ihe law by allowing useof the ESP by local police. The House likely will also consider a bill that would reg- ulate the practice of acupuncture in Pennsylvania. The legislation, passed by the Senate, would only allow a physi- cian or someone under the supervision of a physician to perform the treatment. It would also require practicing acupuncturist to be reg- istered with the state Board of Medical Education and Li censure. In addition, the House has before it for action a three-bill package of legislation that would revise certain invest- ment practices for insurance companies. Have you quit smoking? Have you gained wegtA? WE CAN HELP. Call Nufra Hanover. 632-5522. (Adv.) ;