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UK uses boardwork and guards to turn
back the Russians. SEE PAGE 2.





Two new albums disappointing.
For reviews,SEE PAGE 5.



Today: Cloudy
Tomorrow: Chance of rain



Kentucky Kernel

Wednesday. November 25. 1987

Bill upping
limit to 65

Staff Writer

The federal government is one
step closer to passing a bill that
would raise the speed limit to 65
miles per hour on state parkways.

Capt. John Lile, commander of
public realtions for the Kentucky
State Police, said he believes the bill
will make the parkways consistent
with the interstates, whose speed
limit was raised this summer to 65
“The secondary roads are the
problem because people exiting off
the interstate may not be able to ad-
just to the change in the speed
limit." Lile said.

However, he said the increase
wouldn't be without its drawbacks.

“We were opposed to the in-
creased speed limit on the interstate
because of safety considerations.
The fatality rate will increase and it
has increased by 10 percent,“ Lile

He said that last Thanksgiving
nine people were killed in car acci-
dents on Kentucky roads.

“Over the four-day Thanksgiving
holiday 480 people were injured in
car accidents in Kentucky,“ Lile

The current law of 65 mph speed
limit on federal interstate highways
went into effect on June 8. 1987 in
Kentucky, he said.

Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McCon-
nell proposed the bill to create the
same limit on state parkways to the
Transportation Appropriations Com-
mitteeonJune 5.

“The bill passed through the Sen-
ate by a vote of 84-10 on Oct. 28,“
said Mary Jane Fingland. press sec-
retary to McConnell. “Now it is in
the House-Senate conference com-

To qualify under the bill’s terms
parkways must:

0 be located outside urban areas of
50.000 people

- be constructed to federal inter-
state standardsor

- be four-lane divided, fully con-
trolled access highways built and
designed like interstates which the
Secretary of Transporation believes
are adequate for the higher speed

Fingland said the legislation was
endorsed by the Federal Highway
Administration. FHA estimates that
Kentucky has approximately 700
miles of highways and parkways.

“Kentucky is second largest in the
amount of miles on the parkways.
California is the state that beat us
out." Fingland said.

The bill will affect 42 states. Fing-
land said.

“The decison to pass the bill here
(in Kentucky) depends solely on the
signature of the Secretary of Trans-
poration,” said Philipia Boleyn, in-
formation officer for the Kentucky
Transporation Cabinet.

close today
for holiday

Residence halls on the UK campus
will close today at 5 pm. for the
Thanksgiving holiday.

All residence halls will reopen on

Students who will not be able to
travel home for the holidays should
either find somewhere to stay or
contact the housing department for

WKQQ, city
collect coats

Staff reports


Today is the last day to donate
an overcoat to WKQQ‘s “Opera-
tion Overcoat.“

“Operation Overcoat" is ac-
cepting all donated overcoats at
any Hart's Drycleaning location.

Hart‘s will mend and clean the
coats. which the Salvation Army
will distribute to the needy.

In exchaige for your donated
coat. Hart‘s will give you a cou-
pon for a free sweater cleanirg.






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hdopendentshoe 1971

Carlucci offers
his support for
Reagan’s plans

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Frank C. Car-
lucci began his service as the na-
tion's 16th defense secretary yester-
day pledging support for “Star
Wars“ and arms control initiatives
while promising greater cooperation
with Congress on budget matters.

Appearing at a press conference
one day after being sworn in. the 57—
yearold Carlucci offered few details
of his future plans for the Pentagon
and repeatedly echoed the policy
pronouncements of his predecessor.
Caspar W. Weinberger.

He hailed word of a new arms
accord with the Soviet Union elimi-
nating intermediate~range weapons
and said another pact reducing long-
range nuclear arsenals could be
reached if the Russians realized
President Reagan would never
abandon his Star Wars program.

The Soviets recently have softened
their rhetoric attacking the Star
Wars research effort. Carlucci
added. “but whether that rhetoric
reflects an underlying change in
their positin or not. I can‘t tell.“

Carlucci listed arms control as
one of his initial top three priorities.
describing the other two as main-
taining a strong military force in the
face of budget cutbacks — even if it
means the actual size of the military
has to be reduced —— and continuing
to reform the Pentagon‘s weapons—
buying procedures.

Defense contractors should realize
that recent budget cuts mean “som~
body's going to have to feel the
pain.“ he said. “There are going to
have to be some cutbacks some-

Carlucci also said there would be
no reduction in the size of the U.S.
naval force in the Persian Gulf un-

less the threat of Iranian attacks on
commercial shipping disSipated

He promised there would be no
purge among the Pentagon's top
staff despite last week's forced de—
parture of Frank Gat‘fney. an
avowed hard