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2The Daily Tar HeelWednesday, March 23, 1988
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re vernees covnlJ ingots veto
From Associated Ptms reports
overrode President Ronald Reagan's
veto of a major civil rights bill
Tuesday, ending a four-year battle to
restore broad protection for women,
minorities, the elderly and the
A 73-24 vote in the Senate, fol
lowed by a 292-133 tally in the House,
handed Reagan a severe political
defeat and reversed a 1984 Supreme
Court decision that sharply restricted
the reach of four anti-discrimination
The votes in both chambers
exceeded the two-thirds majority
needed to enact a law over a presi
dential veto. It was the ninth time
Congress has rejected a Reagan veto.
The White House pledged to
enforce the new law, which Reagan
had called a "power grab."
"We presented an alternative civil
rights act which stated the president's
strong views against discrimination in
this country," a White House state
ment said. "The Congress chose to
override the president's veto. We will
work to implement the new law."
"People who voluntarily take
federal funds have an obligation to
treat everybody else fairly," said Rep.
Barney Frank, D-Mass., summing up
the rationale of lawmakers who have
been pressing for the Civil Rights
Restoration Act since the high court
The court said only specific pro
grams or activities receiving federal
aid had to comply with four major
civil rights laws.
The restoration act bars discrim
ination by institutions, government
agencies and some corporations that
receive any federal aid. That means
if a college physics department, for
example, receives federal assistance,
the entire college would fall under the
civil rights law.
Reagan and his congressional allies
argued for a less sweeping alternative,
saying the act went far beyond simple
restoration. They said it would curtail
religious liberty and expand federal
control over the private sector.
The Senate vote came after several
senators, including acting Republican
Leader Alan Simpson of Wyoming,
condemned opponents of the bill.
Some opponents have claimed the
bill would require churches to hire
active homosexual drug addicts with
AIDS to counsel children.
Proponents of the bill say it offers
no protection for homosexuals,
alcoholism or drug addicts.
Even as the Senate prepared to
vote, President Reagan urged Con
gress to sustain his veto.
"I ask every senator and represen
tative to rise above the pressures of
an election year, to make a stand for
religious liberty by sustaining my veto
of this dangerous bill," Reagan said
in a speech to local Republican
officials from around the country.
"The truth is, this legislation isn't
a civil rights bill," the president said.
"It's a power grab by Washington
designed to take control away from
states, localities, communities, par
ents and the private sector and give
it to federal bureaucrats and judges.
"One dollar in federal aid direct
or indirect would bring entire
organizations under federal control,
from charitable social organizations
to churches and synagogues."
U.S. Postal Service to increase stamp prices
From Associated Press reports
WASHINGTON Higher pos
tage rates, including a 25-cent charge
for first-class letters, will take effect
April 3, the U.S. Postal Service
"The Postal Service has been
managing the costs of operating a
growing universal delivery system
and moving a volume of mail that
has nearly doubled" to more than 160
billion pieces this year, said John
Griesemer, chairman of the Postal
Service Board of Governors.
As to when rates might increase
again, Griesemer would say only,
"Our job is to fight against that."
The board set the effective date for
the sweeping series of new rates
recommended by the independent
Postal Rate Commission on March
4 following 10 months of study and
hearings. Rates were last changed in
February 1985, when the price of a
first-class stamp rose from 20 cents
to 22 cents.
Postage rates will rise about 17.5
percent on the average, with the
biggest hikes for so-called "junk"
advertising mail and less of an
increase for the typical consumer.
Users of first-class postage face a
14.7 percent hike compared with
jumps of 18.1 percent for newspapers
and magazines and 24.9 percent for
mailers of advertising material.
Postal officials have said the
increases are needed to avoid deficits
for the agency that could reach $5
billion in 1989. The Postal Service
lost more than $220 million last year.
The increases are unrelated to
recent reductions in window hours,
collections and other services. Those
cuts were forced by congressional
action mandating a spending reduc
tion by the agency.
The new 25-cent first-class rate
means that sending a letter will take
about the same bite from the average
wallet as it did in 1932.
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Adjusted for inflation, the 3-cent
postage rate introduced in 1932
would amount to 25.5 cents today.
The new 25-cent rate is just for the
first ounce. The price for each
additional ounce of mail will rise from
17 cents to 20 cents.
The cost to mail a post card will
increase from 14 cents to 15 cents.
While those are the rates most
readily noticed by consumers, the
charges to businesses for mailing bills,
advertising, books and magazines to
American homes also affect individ
uals. Prices and subscription rates
may well increase, with the postage
costs being cited as a factor.
The new rates, for example, would
add about $1.15 to the annual cost
of mailing a weekly newsmagazine to
one home. Utilities, credit card
companies and department stores
that bill once a month will have to
spend about 36 cents more per
customer annually. The cost of an
average book club mailing will rise
by about 50 cents.
For the Record
"Police Roundup" on March 22
incorrectly reported that Daniel
Drew Frederick was a suspect in an
automobile vandalism incident. He is
not a suspect. Frederick reported the
crime to Chapel Hill police. Police
said Tuesday they had ho suspects
in the incident.
The March 22 article, "Amateur
athletic events boost Chapel Hill
businesses," incorrectly said visitors
brought $59 million in revenue to
Chapel Hill. The figure applies to
Orange County, not just Chapel Hill.
The article also said the U.S. Olympic
Festival brought $35 million in
revenue to Chapel Hill. That figure
applies to the entire Triangle area.
The Daily Tar Heel regrets the
WE'RE FIGHTING FOR
Sandinistas, contras propose
plans for cease-fire agreement
From Associated Press reports
SAPOA, Nicaragua Sandi
nista and contra negotiators said
Tuesday they have exchanged
proposals, which agree on major
points, for an extended cease-fire
accompanied by amnesty and
release for political prisoners.
They began three days of meet
ings Monday at this town on the
Costa Rican border, trying to end
a civil war that President Daniel
Ortega says has cost 26,500 lives
since 1981. Both sides suspended
battlefield action during the talks.
Gen. Humberto Ortega, the
Nicaraguan defense minister, and
his Sandinista delegation pro
posed a 30-day truce that could
be extended to three months,
during which the U.S.-supported
contras would lay down their
weapons and join a "national
Contrary to previous Sandinista
demands, Deputy Foreign Minis
ter Victor Hugo Tinoco said rebels
who put down their arms would
be free from prosecuton without
applying for amnesty and could
take part in Nicaraguan political
Contra proposals, as outlined to
reporters by spokesman Bosco
Matamoros, call for a 45-day truce
beginning April 1. Rebel fighters
would move to cease-fire zones
and a permanent truce would be
negotiated by Sandinista and
According to Matamoros, other
contra demands include imme
diate total amnesty, freedom for
all political prisoners and an end
to mandatory military service.
Both sides propose interna
tional monitoring of the cease-fire.
The Sandinistas would have a 15
member international commission
including representatives of the
United Nations, Organization of
American States, Contadora and
its support group.
The battlefield truce appeared
Tuesday to be holding.
Soviets deny withdrawal pledge
Foreign Minister Eduard Shev
ardnadze today backed away from
a pledge to withdraw the Red
Army from Afghanistan even if
negotiators fail to agree on con
ditions for ending the war there.
Entering talks with Secretary of
State George Shultz, Shevard
nadze declined to repeat the pledge
for an independent pullout by a
Soviet Foreign Ministry spokes
man last week in Moscow after
negotiations deadlocked in
The negotiations, held under
U.N. auspices between Afghanis
tan and Pakistan, which has
provided a haven to the U.S.
backed rebels, faltered last week
News in Brief
over a U.S. demand that the
Soviets end their military aid to
the Marxist government in Kabul
in addition to withdrawing an
estimated 120,000 troops.
The Soviets announced last
Tuesday they were postponing the
withdrawal because of the U.S.
demand and also Pakistani insis
tence that an interim government
be formed in Afghanistan.
Chemical fire forces evacuation
CHARLOTTE Residents of
a 1 10-unit apartment complex and
20 other homes were evacuated
early Tuesday when fire engulfed
a chemical storage and distribu
tion company and spread to
The fire at the Chem-Way Corp.
could be seen for miles as explo
sions from inside the building shot
sparks and flames into the sky.
Several large trucks and delivery
vans parked outside the huge
warehouse building also caught
fire. No injuries were reported.
Plane catches kite, carries child
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.
Little DeAndra Anrig was flying
her kite when it suddenly started
to fly her, her parents say. It was
just a short hop, but one the 8-year-old
isnt likely to forget.
A twin-engine plane caught the
200-pound nylon test line of
DeAndra's kite and carried her
about 100 feet over her daddy's
head and almost into a tree, she
She let go, but said she was still
sore after two days' rest. The
plane, meanwhile, is grounded
because of damage apparently
caused by getting tangled in the
While DeAndra was flying the
kite, a plane descending for the
nearby Palo Alto Airport snagged
the line, her parents said.
"She said it was just a big jerk
that lifted her into the air," said
DeAndra's mother, Debby Anrig.
"It carried her right over my
husband's head. I'm just thankful
she let go.
"We always said, 'Hold on tight.
Don't let go, honey'," Debby
Anrig said, recalling her advice on
proper kite-flying technique.
DeAndra said she was doing
just that, until she saw what was
looming in front of her: "I thought
that I was gonna hit a tree."
At the Federal Aviation Admin
istration regional safety standards
office in San Jose, manager Edge
Ritter said one of the two pro
pellers on the plane suffered a 2
inch gash and must be replaced.
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