Sapulpa Daily Herald (Sapulpa, Okla.), Vol. 67, No. 271, Ed. 1 Tuesday, July 28, 1981 Page: 4 of 16
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HIGHLY PAID federal workers can
make more money sitting home
claiming to be disabled than they can
by going to work every day
THAT IS one of the aspects of federal
disability law Congress may change
after a series of federal investigations
into the fraud-plagued Office of
Workers’ Compensation Program.
testified Wednesday that while federal
employment has remained about the
same and the number of on-the-job
injury claims has stayed the same, the
amount paid in benefits has risen 300
percent in the past seven years.
to prevent hardship for workers who
would lose income while waiting for
their claims to be processed.
AS A RESULT, said General
Accounting Office investigator Norton
rienig, there was not much incentive to
return to work quickly after an injury
because the tax-free benefits at the
upper civil service grades—starting at
about (27,000 a year—exceed the
worker’s normal take-home pay.
THE LABOR Department has
proposed changing the benefit level to
80 percent of an employee’s expendable
(gross minus standard deduction)
income with no bonus for dependents.
THEY ATTRIBUTE much of the ANYBODY WHO ever cracked a
increase to a 1974 change in the law sorry joke about the good Ole’ WPA of
allowing workers to stay home at full depression days should have a mouth
pay for 45 days and at two-thirds to washed out with soap. The bureaucracy
three-quarters pay (depending on the of today tops the age-old parady on the
number of children) for the length of WPA ... one coming, one going, one
the disability. That change was enacted asleep in the shade, and one mowing.
Hard work paradise
rocky mth. Htwfe
may be mistake
Chicago area weather forecasters
this year have been wrong more often
The TV prognositcators will issue a
dire decree concerning what weekend
weather is going to be—
Their forecasts will prove 100 percent
wrong. Instead of the predicted rain it
will be an outdoorable weekend.
Yet, by George, those same fellows
come back on the air Monday—as
confident as ever issuing further
I know that aviation weather .
forecasters purposely err m the Tlde'of infers
pessimism so’s not to Jeopardize the emergency
safety of fair-weather fliers.
I’m told that TV forecasters are also
purposely pessimistic figuring that you
will feel both grateful and forgiving if
they are wrong.
But their gloomy forecasts can be
devastating to the resort business.
inexact science—is no more reliable,
and it can mislead leaders!
American dollars shrank 12.4 percent
Presently, your dollars are shrinking
But most economists are projecting
an inflation rate of eight-to-nine percent
And there is enough of a consensus so
that many investors and government
officials and business leaders are
predicting plans on that presumtpion.
1 don’t know why.
These same economists—like the
weather forecasters—have been wrong
more often than they’ve been right.
Most economists predicted a severe
recession in 1979.
It did not come until 1960 and it was
The economic decline most forecast
for early 1961 proved, instead, to be a
period of above-average economic
Most newsworthy of the stock market
forecasters, flamboyant Joe Granville
advised investors to “sell” last
If they did, they’ve lost a lot of
money—and they've paid higher
capital gains taxes than if they’d
For economists to mislead Wall
Street crapshooters is one thing; when
they mislead government policy-
makers—that can be disastrous
There was a chorus of doomsayers
last December predicting (3-gas^line;
some demanding price controls.
Gasoline prices, without controls, are
February 22,1960, Harry Kaufman of
Salomon Brothers predicted
“catastrophe,” wanted our government
By CLAY F. RICHARDS
UPI Political Writer
WASHINGTON (UPI) - While most
of the New Right has reacted
emotionally, sometimes almost
hysterically, to what they consider is a
betrayal by President Reagan, there is
the calm, warning voice of Richard
Viguerie leads no specific segment of
the New Right, but in one sense is their
ultimate leader. Very few of the other
leaders of the conservative movement
would have any power without the
millions of dollars he has raised with
his sophisiticated computerized direct
Viguerie, like the others, is unhappy
with Reagan’s appointment of Sandra
D. O’Connor to the Supreme Court. In a
larger sense, he is upset because he
believes the power in the ad-
ministration comes not from true
believers who have been with Reagan,
an immediate national but from newcomers like Vice
President George Bush, chief of staff
Jim Baker and the like.
“I’m concerned that the White House
staff are really not aware of how
Ronald Reagan got to the White
House,” Viguerie said. "For 15 and a
half years, Ronald Reagan has been
supported by two groups, his wealthy
friends in California and hard core
Ronald Reagan was not elected
president, Viguerie contends, because
He caused a stock market plunge of
18.34 points in one day! A lot of people
paid a lot of money for his false alarm.
For the record, the president’s
Council of Economic Advisors, seeking
to foretell the inflation rate, has been
correct only three times in 18 years.
You could flip a coin and do better!
Yet there are at least 270
organizations in the United States
getting rich guessing wrong!
he pledged to cut taxes and slash the
federal budget. While those were im-
portant considerations, the margin of
victory came from people who were
deeply concerned about social issues,
abortion, school prayer, busing, and the
general decline in family values.
“Some of these people never voted
before, they had dropped out of the
political process,” Viguerie said.
"Others were liberals who were fed up
because Democrats were not adressing
these problems, or had contrary views
This group of non-voters and liberals,
Viguerie estimates, make up about 6 or
7 percent of the Reagan vote. And they
were responsible for the defeat of many
of the liberal senators over the past two
elections — votes that put Republicans
in control of the Senate.
The White House argues that the
conservatives who are displeased with
appointments like O’Connor will stay
with Reagan because they have
nowhere else to go.
“One issue is not going to lose me.
I’m going to go on supporting this good
president,” Viguerie said. “But it’s not
true for the 6 percent. They are going
right back where they were — either
voting for Democrats or staying
"The White House is not taking them
into consideration," Viguerie said.
“That a heck of a way to run a
HAWAII—"Sweet Leilani, heavenly
flower” of the famous song is a dif-
ferent woman today. She can’t sit
around anymore under tropic skies to
inspire song writers. She’s off to work.
Nearly 60 percent of the women here
are employed, the highest percentage
of working women in any state.
Those lovely hula hands are doing
more than saying “aloha” with the
fingertips. They are making beds in
hotels to support a $2.5 billion tourist
Industry or typing letters and running
offices to keep 32,000 corporations
going. And a few “Sweet Leilani’s” are
finding that a woman's place is in the
House...and the Senate.
One is State Senator Patricia Saiki,
an ebullient, energetic woman whose
office in Honolulu’s new pavillion-style
state capitol overlooks banyan trees
and historic Iolani Palance, onetime
home of island kings.
The slim, black-haired mother of five
keeps a jar of jelly beans on her desk,
just in case a visitor doesn’t know she’s
one of eight minority Republicans.
She’s also one of two women on the
board of AMFAC, the Hawaiian-based
firm dealing on the mainland in foods,
specialty clothing stores and hotels.
She's the sole woman on the board of
Hawaii Air, now pioneering flown-by-
I went to see Sen. Saiki during my
visit here, to talk about Hawaii’s
The main reason so many have taken
jobs is the most obvious: the sky-high
cost of living.
"You gotta pay to live in paradise,”
says the legislator with a laugh.
A family of four, living on the
Waikiki-Honolulu island of Oahu, needs
$23,000 a year to make it "moderately."
An average single home In Oahu sells
1 ‘But women juggling jobs and family
isn't new here," says the senator. "We
have a long tradition of women working
in the sugar cane fields and the
pineapple canneries. My grandparents
both worked on the sugar plantations.
“A lot of women work to send their
kids to college. Asians see education as
the key to upward mobility, and we
have nearly a 40 percent Asian
Going to work is a rub-off of the
women’s movement for some, she says.
She knows doctors’ wives, like herself,
who were once content to be ladies of
leisure. “Now they’re taking out real
estate licenses and thinking about
A cultural boost to all this Job-hunting
is a unique Hawaiian tradition. It's
called “Mama-San” — which means
grandparents here are around to take
care of grandchildren. And because
these are islands, some 2,300 miles
from the mainland, most grandparents
don’t move away.
“When I began teaching,” says Sen.
Saiki, “my mother-in-law moved in to
take care of the children. That’s
She sees each generation of Hawaiian
women feeling stronger about women’s
rights, and uses the example of her
daughter and son-in-law, both in med
school. “They do all their shopping and
cleaning chores together. You know
why? So one won't have any more time
than the other to study."
Throughout her 14 years in the
legislature, she has been a force for
women's rights. She introduced and
fought for ratification of the Equal
Rights Amendment here and originated
legislation to help women get credit,
more favorable maternity leaves and a
fair break in rape trials.
Few Hawaiian women are actively
involved in the women’s movement, she
says, “But when they feel strongly
about a women’s issue, they show it.”
She told how 3,000 “everyday-type”
working women recently marched on
the slate capitol to protest the acquittal
of eight males accused in a gang rape
“Those women probably wouldn’t
have marched for women’s rights as
such, but when it came to a woman
wronged, they spoke out,” she said.
I saw what the senator meant when I
left her office. In the shade of several
palm trees stood a woman with a
placard protesting a judge as “unfair to
I decided that women have their
reasons to picket — even in paradise.
The bath in champagne
You can absorb carbon dioxide through your akin. And
if you do, it wfll tend to lower both your pulse rate and
your blood pressure, giving you a pleasant feeling. So aay
some medicos. Those who bathe at the fizzing mineral spas
cite the foregoing to explain their visits. It also may justify
champagne baths. Those reportedly were highly popular
among a few wealthy women in bygone yean.
Anybody planning to move to die suburbs might do weO
to remember it tends to rain more on the downwind aide of
a big city. Not much more. But a bit.
Students of antiquity say that hairless dog known as the
Chihuahua was bred by the Aztecs to be eaten by the Aztecs.
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toilet seat might make a good gift. But Sophia Loren re-
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WASHINGTON (NEA)-AU across
the nation, from the rock-bound coast of
the Pacific Northwest to the rolling hills
of the Tennessee Valley, the nuclear
power industry is facing a financial
crisis of unprecedented proportions.
The energy technology once
promoted as possessing the potential to
generate electricity at a price “too
cheap to meter” now is facing con-
struction cost overruns totalling tens of
billions of dollars.
In addition, nuclear-powered
generating stations have lost the clear
competitive edge they once enjoyed
over coal-fired power plants as the
most economical source of electricity.
The significance of those little-
noticed developments lies in the fact
that economy long has been a cor-
nerstone of the nuclear power in-
dustry’s claim to providing the fuel of
choice for the 21st century.
In the Pacific Northwest, soaring
construction costs have forced the
Washington Public Power Supply
System to dramatically curtail its
schedule for one of the country’s most
ambitious programs of nuclear power
WPPSS originally planned to
simultaneously build five nuclear units,
three at the Hanford Nuclear Reser-
vation near the community of Richland
in south-central Washington and two
outside Satsop, a town just south of the
Olympic Peninsula in east-central
The total cost of the project,
projected to be $6.6 billion In 1970, now
is estimated to be $23.9 billion. To
finance those overruns, WPPSS has
been issuing an average of $200 million
worth of new construction bonds every
WPPSS recently placed a 6- to 12-
month moratorium on construction of
two of the nuclear plants. Even when
they are completed, the cost of elec-
tricity from those stations is expected
to be 20 to 30 times higher than the
hydroelectric power from dams on the
The Tennessee Valley Authority,
which plans to build more nuclear
power plants than any other utility in
the nation, announced last autumn that
completion of 10 generating units would
cost as much as $31.6 billion — almost
twice as much as the $16.7 billion
estimate offered by TV A less than one
Completion of construction of four of
those units has been postponed until the
mid-1990s and a TV A spokesman says
"there Is always a chance that we
might not build the deferred units.”
Typical of TVA’s rapidly escalating
costs for nuclear plants are the two-unit
Sequoyah facility northeast of Chat-
tanooga and the four-unit Hartsville
station northeast of Nashville.
Sequoyah’s price has soared from a
1978 estimate of $337 million to a
maximum of $2.1 billion. The projected
cost of Hartsville now stands at more
than $12 billion, almost nine times the
The Department of Energy estimates
that the cost of generating electricity in
1979, the most recent year for which
figures are available, was 2.07 cents per
kilowatt-hour for nuclear-powered
plants compared with 2.24 cents per
kwh for coal-fired stations.
But even that price advantage is
challenged in an analysis recently
prepared by Komanoff Energy
Associates, a New York consulting
firm, and the Environmental Action
Foundation, a Washington public in-
Citing the industry's own figures,
those organizations point out that the
cost of generating electricity has in-
creased dramatically at nuclear power
plants built since 1975.
The most conservative method of
computing costs places the price for
power from those nuclear facilities at
2.73 cents per kwh, compared with 2.35
cents per kwh for caol-fired plants
constructed during the same period
The conservative Morgan Guaranty
Trust Co. of New York offers this
gloomy financial forecast for the
“The question raised more and more
often these days by industry analysts
and utility managements: Has a
committment to nuclear power become
too expensive and the payoff too un-
certain for the investor to risk his
money and for management to risk Its
(Bobby Norton Sayt]
Reagan has declared war on waste.
What he doesn’t know is that waste
England had less damage from
Germany than their own citizens.
The Moral Majority wants all sex and
violence off TV. So, good by to football.
The U.S. now has three parties:
Democrats, Republicans and Peppers.
Reagan Isn’t opposed to the working
class, he just doesn’t want to become
Here’s what’s next.
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