Bradley Still Not Going To Run, Despite Wall Street Woes
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Sen. Bill Bradley, D-N.J., said 1988 is just not the year for him to run for president, even though the nation may need his talents as an economist.
″It’s not the time for me,″ Bradley said on Wednesday.
He said several people have suggested that he run because he might have solutions to financial problems blamed for recent wild fluctuations in stock prices.
Bradley is a Rhodes scholar who concentrated in economics and was a principal architect of sweeping tax reform passed by Congress last year. Currently, the senator is pressing a plan to relieve the debt burden of Third World countries.
The senator compared the current Wall Street situation to a ″heart attack,″ saying, ″It’s a warning.″
Bradley, 43, has repeatedly insisted he does not consider himself ready to run for president next year. Now midway through his second Senate term, he has not ruled out a future White House bid.
--- GSA Plans to Make Child Care Part of Federal Government
WASHINGTON (AP) - New day care centers for the children of federal employees will open nationwide under the supervision of the General Services Administration, the federal government’s housekeeping agency.
GSA Administrator Terence C. Golden told a news conference on Wednesday that centers are planned for areas where there are a large numbers of government workers and the agency hopes to see the centers open within the next year.
″We’re focusing on going as fast as we can,″ said Golden.
He said the agency will survey the need for child care centers and provide space and some renovations. Among the cities where centers are planned are Chicago, Denver, Fort Snelling, Minn., and Suitland, Md.
Golden also announced the appointment of Barbara M. Leonard as senior adviser for child care facilities development in federal buildings. Mrs. Leonard, the mother of six, has served as administrator of the GSA for New England.
The announcement coincided with the official opening of The Learning Center, a new child care facility in the GSA building in downtown Washington. The center is jointly sponsored by the GSA, the Department of the Interior and the Office of Personnel Management.
The new center has an enrollment of 38, including 11 infants. The center can accomodate 62 children but has a one-year waiting list for infant openings.
Working parents are able to feed their infants during lunchtime or spend their coffee breaks with the children, Golden said.
Weekly fees for the center range from $87.50 for preschoolers to $115 for infants. A census report released in May found that 5.3 million families with employed mothers pay for child care at an average cost of $40.33 a week.
Nationwide, there already are child care centers operating at GSA buildings in Boston; Andover, Mass.; Battle Creek, Mich.; Detroit; Philadelphia, and seven in Washington, D.C.
--- Former Reagan Political Aide’s Trial Postponed Until January
WASHINGTON (AP) - The conflict-of-interest trial of former White House aide Lyn C. Nofziger has been postponed until Jan. 11.
U.S. District Judge Thomas Flannery on Wednesday set the new date for the trial, originally scheduled to begin Nov. 16, to avoid interruptions during Thanksgiving and Christmas. He also denied all motions to dismiss the indictment.
Nofziger, former White House political director, is charged with violating the Ethics in Government Act by contacting former Reagan administration officials in 1982 on behalf of lobbying clients, including the scandal-plagued Wedtech Corp. of the Bronx, N.Y.
The courtroom where Nofziger appeared for the hearing Wednesday is just down the hallway from a courtroom where former White House aide Michael K. Deaver is on trial for perjury. Deaver is charged in the unrelated case with lying under oath when questioned about his lobbying business.
Nofziger’s partner, Mark A. Bragg, is charged with aiding and abetting the ethics law violations by directing Nofziger to contact then-White House aide James E. Jenkins on behalf of Wedtech, which was seeking a $32 million defense contract.
--- Judd Named Chief Star Wars Scientist
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon has selected O’Dean P. Judd, a physics scientist and a researcher at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, as the new chief scientist for the ″Star Wars″ program.
The Pentagon announced Wednesday that Judd was selected for the job by Lt. Gen. James Abrahamson, the director of the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization, sometimes called ″Star Wars.″ Judd assumes a position that has been vacant for 14 months.
Judd, 50, is scheduled to take the new job on Nov. 1. He replaces Dr. Gerold Yonas who resigned in August 1986 after serving two years.
A specialist in microwave and laser technology, Judd has worked at Los Alamos for 15 years. His most recent position was as the chief scientist at the lab for defense research and applications. Los Alamos is one of two federal laboratories responsible for the design of nuclear weaponry as well as other military-related research.
Before joining Los Alamos, Judd worked for 13 years with the Hughes Research Laboratory in Malibu, Calif.
Judd holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn., and master’s and doctorate degrees in physics from UCLA. He is a native of Austin, Minn.
Allan Mense, who has been acting chief scientist for Star Wars, will revert to his previous position of deputy chief scientist, the Pentagon said.