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2The Daily Tar Heel Friday, February 12, 1988
talte GOP cfaairaaaBi slams Gore
By STACI COX
Democratic presidential candidate
Albert Gore Jr. is a strong liberal
' masquerading as a conservative, N.C.
Republican Party Chairman Jack
Hawke charged Wednesday. The
N.C. Democratic party, especially
Sen. Terry Sanford and former Gov.
Jim Hunt, is misleading the public
by saying that the candidate they
endorsed is a Southern conservative,
- "The point (of saying this) was to
clear the air in North Carolina
because Hunt and Sanford have
endorsed Gore and are trying to pawn
him off as a conservative," said
Robert Jones, communications direc
tor for the N.C. Republican Party.
"This man is a liberal."
But Gore campaign spokesman
Mark Armour said the Tennessee
senator cannot be easily classified.
"The senator has avoided political
labels," said Armour. "When pressed.
he calls himself a raging moderate."
A recent meeting of Southern
Republican Party chairmen decided
to target Gore in the upcoming
primaries, Armour said.
"They know that he has the best
chance of becoming president, and
they are working against him to
prevent his challenge," Armour said.
The Republican party is targeting
Gore because he is misleading the
common voter about his political
philosophy, not because he could win
the Democratic nomination, Jones
"We (the Republican Party) don't
want people voting for this guy
thinking he is a conservative," Jones
said. "We have no problem with
people voting for him as a liberal,
if that's what they really want to do."
Accusations of Gore's liberal
leanings are based on several reports
by special interest groups who annu
ally rate public officials on how
conservative they are, Jones said.
On a scale of one to 100, with 100
being most conservative, the Amer
ican Conservative Union gave Gore
only nine points, Jones said. In the
same survey, Sen. Edward Kennedy,
D-Mass., received 10 points; Sen.
Sam Nunn, D-Ga., 55 points; Sen.
Howell Heflin, D-Ala., 65 points;
Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C, 91
points; and Sen. Jesse Helms, R
N.C., 100 points, Jones said.
"Kennedy is widely recognized as
the leading liberal on the Hill, and
yet Senator Gore ranked below him
on a conservative scale," Jones said.
The National Taxpayers Union
gave Gore 36 out of 100 points on
a conservative scale while Kennedy
rated 45 of 100, Jones said. Similarly,
the Competitive Enterprise Institute
ranked Gore below Kennedy on a
conservative scale, 27 of 100 to 31
of 100 points respectively, he said.
"Different special interest groups
base their rating on their specific
needs," said Armour. "Gore may be
a liberal on such issues as health and
the environment, which the current
administration has been at odds with,
but he supports a strong military and
is considered quite conservative in
Americans for Democratic Action,
which rated public officials on a
liberal scale, gave Gore 60 out of 100
points while Kennedy got 90 of 100
points, Armour said.
But the Committee on Political
Education, a research group for the
AFL-CIO, also ranked politicians on
a liberal scale, and Gore got 86 of
100 points, Jones said.
"The Iowa caucus came out
muddled and meaningless," Armour
said. "While (Rep. Richard)
Gephardt and (Sen. Paul) Simon
were going broke for a only a few
delegates, Al (Gore) has been gaining
strength in the South, and that's what
scares the Republicans."
Partner notification rales for AIDS victims
by BETH RHEA
Since Feb. 1, 1988, all persons who
know they are infected with the AIDS
virus have been required to notify any
partners they may have infected, said
Chris Hoke, chief of the Office of
Legal Assistance for the Division of
The Commission for Health Ser
vices, the state's public health policy
making body, passed the rules requir
ing partner notification at its
December 1987 meeting, Hoke said.
Hoke said that although there was
no way to ensure total compliance
with the new rules, most people would
"We've found that people are
generally cooperative in naming these
contacts if it's done in an appropriate,
professional, compassionate and
confidential way," he said. "People
generally don't want to hurt others.
They care about the people they've
been intimate with."
He added that complete com
pliance was not essential to prevent
people from contracting acquired
immune deficiency syndrome. "If you
refrain from high-risk sexual practi
ces, you can protect yourself," he said.
"You don't have to depend on
AIDS patients will be required to
receive counseling about notifying
their partners, Hoke said. Nine new
staff members, along with two current
staff members, will receive extensive
training on how to advise AIDS
patients. "We feel that people will
take advantage of that," he said. "It's
not perfect enforcement, but people
are going to be highly motivated to
make it work."
When AIDS patients reveal their
partners to the counselor, they are
not required to identify themselves,
Hoke said. Counselors contacting
previous partners to tell them they
may have been infected are required
to keep the patient's name
The rules resulted from a revamp
ing of all the state's communicable
disease policies. "We saw a need to
update them and to adjust to the
"We're not only trying to set up
control measures for AIDS but also
trying to answer some specific legal
issues," Hoke said. The revised
policies deal with such topics as
whether AIDS-infected children
should be able to attend school and
how health care workers can prevent
non-sexual exposure to the virus in
their work environment.
The health commission does have
ways to enforce these new policies,
Hoke said. "In order to keep the
integrity of the program, there are
times when we need to invoke the
judicial system to enforce com
pliance," he said.
If the commission learns of AIDS
patients who are endangering the
health of others by failing to comply
with the rules, the commission will
discuss the issue with them, informing
them of the risks involved in failing
to comply. The infected people will
be given another chance, and if they
still refuse to comply, they can be
charged with a misdemeanor carrying
a possible penalty of two years in
prison or an unlimited fine.
Former presidential staffer
convicted of illegal lobbying
From Associated Press reports
Reagan's onetime political direc
tor, Lyn Nofziger, was convicted
Thursday of illegally lobbying top
White House aides by jurors who
said they had no trouble finding
evidence of influence-peddling.
Nofziger was convicted of three
counts of illegally representing
private clients at the White House
within a year of his resignation
from Reagan's staff in January
1982. He is the first former high
government official convicted
under the revolving-door provi
sions of the Ethics in Government
Act of 1978.
The jury, which deliberated for
about six hours, cleared Nofziger
of a fourth illegal lobbying charge
and acquitted his partner, Mark
Bragg, of a single aiding and
The former White House pol
itical director, who dates his
association with the president
back to Reagan's days as governor
of California, could receive a
maximum two-year sentence and
a $ 10,000 fine for each of the three
Drug money went to contras
WASHINGTON A Colom
bian drug cartel made $200 million
a month in profits in the United
States, laundered the cash through
Panamanian banks and spent
some of the money to bankroll the
U.S. -backed contra rebels in
Nicaragua, an imprisoned accoun
tant testified Thursday.
Cuban-born Ramond Milian
Rodriguez told a Senate foreign
relations subcommittee that his
money-laundering operation had
ties to both the CIA and the
contras fighting Nicaragua's leftist
Sandinista government. Neither
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connection was pursued in open
session by the panel, which is
investigating Panama's involve
ment in drug smuggling.
Rodriguez, 37, was arrested in
1983 at a Miami airport, and $5.4
million in cash was seized from his
Lear jet. He was convicted of
racketeering and is serving a 43
Israeli brutality "the norm"
JERUSALEM Israeli sol
diers are systematically beating
Palestinians in an "epidemic of
violence" in the occupied territo
ries, and injuries are often more
debilitating than gunshot wounds,
U.S. doctors said Thursday.
Dr. Jack Geiger of the Boston
based Physicians for Human
Rights said three members of the
group visited hospitals in the West
Bank and Gaza Strip and found
evidence that army brutality had
become "the norm" in putting
down anti-Israeli unrest.
"If this were a war, (much) of
what we have seen would be
regarded as atrocities," said
Geiger, of the City University of
An army spokesman said the
doctors' report was "simplistic"
and denied the military had a
policy of beatings to punish
According to U.N. figures, at
least 50 Arabs have been killed,
most by Israeli troops, since unrest
broke out Dec. 8 in the occupied
Israeli legislators on Thursday
demanded the army investigate
allegations of brutal beatings.
Marijuana cigarettes more harmful to tangs, researchers say
By STEVE LONG
Smoking one marijuana cigarette
presents the same cancer risk as four
or five regular cigarettes, according
to a study published Thursday by
researchers at the University of
California at Los Angeles.
"Elements of marijuana cigarettes
are at least as potentially dangerous
as the tobacco in cigarettes," said
Joann Schellenbach, director of press
relations for the American Cancer
"(Smokers) inhale the smoke
deeply and hold it for a long time,"
which causes greater harm, she said.
The study showed that one mari
juana cigarette deposits four times as
much tar in the lungs as one tobacco
cigarette, said Dr. Donald Tashkin,
a researcher at UCLA. Five times
more carbon monoxide is also left in
These harmful effects in turn lead
to a greater risk of cancer among
comparable marijuana and cigarette
smokers, he said.
The researchers studied 15 men
who had smoked both marijuana and
cigarettes for five years and looked
at differences in the way they smoked
The men inhaled three times more
smoke from one joint than one
cigarette, retaining one-third more
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THC, the chemical in marijuana
that produces the high, also speeds
up the heart rate by 50 percent, he
said. Oxygen intake to the heart is
also reduced because of the carbon
monoxide from the marijuana.
The combination of these two
elements could result in a heart
attack, Tashkin said.
But a UNC professor said he would
question the results of the study.
The weight of a marijuana cigarette
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said Dr. Arthur McBay, a UNC
professor of pathology and pharma
cology. The average cigarette weighs
about one gram, whereas the average
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gram, he said. A cigarette contains
three times as much powdered
"How many people smoke a pack
of marijuana cigarettes a day? ....
(but) cigarettes will cause cancer, and
they are on the market," he said.
This report should inform the
public more about the risks involved
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