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for flaws
- Discovery's astronauts boarded
their space shuttle in a countdown
rehearsal yesterday as technicians
made progress in removing suspect
turbopumps from the crafts engines.
Commander Michael Coats and
his four crew members entered the
cabin for the final two hours of the
two-day simulation and ran through
launch-day procedures.
"Everything appears to have been
successful," said NASA
spokesperson Lisa Malone.
The rehearsal duplicated much of
the actual countdown except that the
fuel tank was not loaded and some
procedures were shortened. Discovery
was powered up and its electronic
and communications systems were
Meanwhile, technicians at the
base of the launch pad continued
removing oxygen turbopumps from
Discovery's three main engines. The
first was pulled Monday, the second
came out yesterday.
NASA said the removal of the
third should be completed by today,
two days ahead of schedule.
The pumps will be replaced by
new units as a precaution because of
two tiny cracks discovered in the
shuttle Atlantis after its flight in
December. Discovery's pumps went
through the manufacturing process
as the cracked one.
The repairs delayed the launch
from Feb. 23 until March 10 at the

Marlee Matlin meets Moe LINDSAY MORRIS/Daily
Marlee Matlin, Academy Award winner for her role in "Children of a Lesser God," talks with
shop owner Bud Van De Wege and friend and interpreter Ruthie McCrary at Moe's Sport
Shop, where she purchased plenty of 'M' wear.
Bush commission
endorses ethics czar

members of President Bush's ethics
commission yesterday supported the
idea of creating a federal ethics czar
with the power and prestige of Judge
Kenesaw Mountain Landis, who
cleaned up baseball in the 1920's.
No final recommendations were
made at the first meeting of the
eight-member panel. But the czar
idea was informally floated by
Chairman Malcolm Wilkey, a
former federal appellate judge, and
instantly endorsed by other
The two-week-old panel has one
month to recommend to Bush any
legislative or administrative changes
needed to stiffen and standardize
federal ethics enforcement.
As they debated what issues to
address, former Attorney General

Griffin Bell, the vice chairman,
complained that the welter of
existing laws and rules is confusing.
"The ethics laws in government
now are about like the Roman
Empire when Caligula was ...
(using) small print in high places to
confuse the public. I'm confused,"
said Bell.
And "like the sumptuary laws in
the 12th Century," they apply
differently to different people,
depending on whether they serve in
Congress, the executive branch, the
judiciary or the military, Bell said.
"Some people can do things and
other people can't do the same
things," Bell said. "But no one
knows how to act. We should get
everyone the same rules if we can."
"We need a Judge Landis," said
former White House counsel Lloyd

Cutler. "And one in Congress as
U.S. District Judge Kenesaw
Mountain Landis of Chicago, who
was named the first commissioner of
major league baseball in 1920 after
members of the Chicago White Sox
threw the 1919 World Series. Landis
quickly assumed wide powers and
was credited with cleaning up what
had become known as the Black Sox
Wilkey said the czar "should have
the authority to enforce the rules and
to give advice that's legally
Outlining the wide review to be
undertaken, Wilkey said the
commission staff is preparing a chart
comparing how the executive
branch, Congress and the judiciary
handle the same ethical questions.

Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
Israeli authorities criticized
for human rights violations
WASHINGTON - The Palestinian uprising in the West Bank and
Gaza Strip led to a "substantial increase" in lminan rights violations by
Israeli authorities last year, the State Department said yesterday.
The report, covering conditions in 169 countries and territories, praised
the Soviet Union for "remarkable changes" in the human rights field,
including the freeing of political and religious prisoners.
The section on Israel was one of the harshest since the State De-
partment began issuing human rights reports in the mid-70s. It said the
actions of Israeli authorities "resulted in many avoidable deaths" among
Palestinians since they began their uprising 14 months ago.
Shortly after the report was made public, Israeli Deputy Foreign
Minister Binyamin Netanyahu defended the Israeli forces.
"Israeli soldiers...maintain as best they can the standards of proper
conduct that no country in the world could maintain," he said.
Bush to cut defense spending
WASHINGTON - President Bush plans to send Congress a 1.16
trillion budget Thursday for 1990 that would freeze defense spending at
the level of inflation, to expand domestic programs, administration
sources said yesterday.
Bush proclaimed his document "pretty well finalized."
As a major change of emphasis, Bush will reject former President
Reagan's call for a 2 percent rise in defense spending above the rate of in-
flation and proposes increases in dozens of catagories in areas Reagan
sought to slash.
However, in terms of actual cash to be spent in fiscal 1990, Bush's
decision to freeze defense spending at the inflation level would free up
about $6 billion.
Rather than doing a complete rewrite of the Reagan's lame-duck bud-
get, Bush's plan will be more in the form of amendments to Reagan's
plan, officials said.
Cal. sued for discrimination
SAN FRANCISCO - The State of California deliberately underpaid
women for decades, starting in the 1930's, a labor economist said
yesterday at the opening of a sex discrimination case with a potential
payoff of $100 million for women workers.
The lawsuit contents that pay gaps between predominantly female and
predominantly male jobs in state government resulted from an intentional
policy of discrimination that has never been remedied.
Lawyers for the state deny that it never had a policy of intentional pay
discrimination and say any trace of bias was eliminated in a reorganization
of job classifications in 1937-38.
William Dickens, an associate economics professor at the University
of California-Berkeley, was the lead-off witness for the California State
Employees' Association, which is suing the state on behalf of 60,000 to
70,000 past and present employees.
Tests show ash hazardous
DETROIT - Tests on ash smuggled out of Detroit's controversial
incinerator, the nation's largest, found "hazardous" metal contents and the
almost-finished plant should be scuttled, environmentalists said yesterday.
Lead and cadmium were found in two types of ash, which are left over
after the incinerator burns household waste, said Jay Palter of Greenpeace,
which sponsored the analysis.
A worried incinerator worker brought the ash for testing last month,
Palter said at the news conference. Tests found more than 100 parts per
million of cadmium in each, and about 4,000 ppm of lead. There are no
federal limits on ash from household waste.
The $438 million incinerator, which is undergoing the last of ex-
tensive testing before its May start-up, is "a very good facility," said
Howard Murray of the Wayne County Health Department's air pollution
control division.
Sally Jesse sports hooker
garb, receives proposition
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Phil Donahue dressed in drag for a show on
transvestites, but talk-show host Sally Jeese Raphael has gone one fur-
ther. She donned a hooker's outfit on New York's 42nd street and got a
Raphael's stunt was filmed for a Feb. 20 show on prostitutes and their
"One of the things these women say when you go to interview them
is, 'You haven't walked in our shoes.' Well, Sally-who is not a fan of all

that-walked in their shoes," said Burt Dubrow, executive producer of
Raphael's nationally syndicated talk show, normally filmed at WTNH in
New Haven.
After interviewing a hooker, Raphael last week put on an outfit
Dubrow described as tasteless and joined the women on 42nd street.
There was an attempt to proposition her, but "it stopped as soon as
they realized who she was," Dubrow said.
"You won't see that on tape," he said.
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Afghanistan gov't
arms civilians after
Soviet troops leave


KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -
The government has armed 30,000
Communist Party members in
Kabul and thousands more in towns
and villages in case guerrillas attack
after all the Soviet troops are gone, a
spokesman said yesterday.
Nab Amani of the Foreign
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would continue their regular jobs but
"have been armed to defend their
homes," neighborhoods and towns
after the Feb. 15 deadline for Soviet
A jet transport was packed with
32 tons of food and medicine for the
beginning of a U.N. airlift to Kabul.
U.N. relief convoys waited to roll
into Afghanistan from neighboring
Pakistan and Iran.
The chartered Boeing 707 was at
the Islamabad airport in Pakistan. In
New York, U.N. spokesperson Nadia
Younes said it was held up for

undetermined reasons and probably
would not leave until today.
In Moscow, Foreign Ministry
spokesperson Gennady Gerasimov
said at a news briefing food supplies
had improved in Kabul but the fuel
shortage was critical. Soviet aircraft
began an emergency airlift of flour
and fuel last month.
Yuri K. Alexeyevm a Foreign
Ministry official, said about 15,000
Soviet soldiers had been killed in
Afghanistan, nearly 2,000 more than
the Kremlin reported previously.
At the news briefing in Kabul,
Amani said 45,000 additional party
members who had finished
compulsory military service
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include 5,000 women assigned to
non-combat units, he said.
Only about 1,000 Soviet soldiers
remain in Kabul, guarding the


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