Tuesday, March 26, 1985

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 26, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 8 New Braunfels March Reagan dangles arms talks in front of House MX vote WASHINGTON AP President Reagan waged a lastminute lobbying blitz to persuade House members that success at the Geneva arms talks hinges on todays vote on producing more MX Reagan and chief negotiator Max a repeatedly exhorted House members Monday with the message that the MX system is needed as a bargaining tool in the arms talks now under way in Kampelman went saying a congressional decision to kill the MX would represent a serious intrusion in the negotiating process and would inevitably delay the But an MX Edward D said Kampelmans mission to Washington on votes eve was an attempt to give the MX a sugar coating of arms to bathe it in the glow of He and other MX foes argue the weapon is too destabilizing and too vulnerable to a Soviet firststrike Reagan told an invited group of more than 100 House and Senate members gathered under the gleaming chandeliers of the East Room of the White House If we dont want to see our hopes we must continue to demon strate the resolve to carry the negotiations to a successful conclusion on a sound If we well be signaling to the world that on this issue we are irresolute and Reagan And the Soviet Union will see in dealing with the United propaganda and stonewalling are much more profitable than good faith Kampelman was ordered home from Geneva to try to persuade a cluster of some 20 uncommitted House members to support the release of billion in impounded funds to build a second in stallment of 21 MX He returned to the talks immediately after his emotional Because as they enjoy the apple that falls from the tree that they did not have to pay they quite understandably wonder what other fruit will fall from the tree that they do not have to pay Kampelman said of the who wants to build and deploy 100 MXs in said an MX defeat would erode the con fidence of allies in who faced down vocal peace movements to proceed last year with deployment of mediumrange Pershing 2 and cruise We asked them to walk through fire and brave a storm of Soviet propaganda and notsoveiled and they Reagan For us to back down now on Peacekeeper MX deployment will deliver a telling blow to our allies confidence in Several Democratic members emerged from the session saying they remained Both sides predicted a close Im sure the White House appreciates that its close or they wouldnt be turning out all of the stops they said House Speaker Thomas The MX battle in the House is the result of a congressional decision last fall to postpone the final decision on the Todays House vote is on authorizing MX with a second vote on Wednesday or Thursday on appropriating the In identical 5545 votes last the Senate voted to approve money to build the 21 Hairline cracks plague black granite panels of Vietnam memorial WASHINGTON AP Hairline cracks have been spotted in several of the 140 black granite panels of the Vietnam Veterans but the monuments architects say they are barely visible and pose no threat to the You could walk by the Memorial for eight years and look at every name and not see architect Kent Cooper said referring to the eight tiny cracks in the Vshaped memorial names of war The ranging in length from one inch to six appear of little but because its an important structure we have had very good people looking into said whose the Cooper Lecky is the monuments architect of The cause of the which begin at the edges of the granite panels at waisthigh is he The million designed by Yale University student Maya Ying was built by the Vietnam Veterans emorial Fund It was turned over to the federal government on its second anniversary last Veterans The architects have ruled out a sinking external stresses or anybody hitting the Cooper Its that the cracks resulted from stress inside the he United States warns Iran about terrorist activities WASHINGTON AP National Security Adviser Robert asserting that America must be prepared to take military action against proterrorist says Iran could become a target for supporting Shiite militants in Speaking Monday night to a gathering of the National Strategy Information a private research McFarlane said the response to antiAmerican terrorism should not be limited to targeting terrorists but to the nations which sponsor them as We should be prepared to direct a proportional military response against bona fide military targets in a state which directs terrorist actions against he McFarlane did not link his speech to the latest wave of terrorist violence in where gunmen kidnapped a British jour nalist on In a Frenchman who directs a cultural center in Tripoli has been missing since last an ap parent kidnap But in what appeared to be a reference to terrorism in McFarlane said there is sufficient evidence that radical Shiite terrorists are responsive to Iranian guidance for us to hold Tehran responsible for such attacks against property and The statement reflects the belief that a Shiite group operating in Lebanon reportedly with Iranian backing was responsible for the car bomb attacks on American Embassy installations in Beirut and the bombing of the Marine garrison at Beirut airport in October He also said nothing has occurred in recent years to modify the outlined during the early months of the Reagan ad that the Soviet Union sponsors terrorist activities as Under he said the United States has no independent evidence that Moscow had a role in the 1981 attempt on the life of Pope John Paul McFarlanes speech represented the strongest statement on the terrorism issue in recent We must be free to consider an armed strike against terrorists and those who Arms talks resume Switzerland AP and Soviet negotiators met for talks on space weapons two hours after the chief delegate returned from a trip to Washington where he lobbied for the MX A spokesman said the talks were not expected to be affected by the shooting death Sunday of a military officer by a Soviet soldier in East The official spoke only on condition he not be A sixcar with chief American delegate Max Kam pelman in the lead drove through the gates of the Soviet mission on schedule at Kampelman looked and he smiled and nodded at reporters in front of the Soviet The spokesman said each side would send a delegation of about a dozen people to the meeting at the Soviet The Soviet delegation was headed by Yuli support them where elimination or moderation of the threat does not appear to be feasible by any other he Many including the United have the specific forces we need to carry out operations against terrorist If we do not use those forces where they are clearly we get neither the direct benefits nor the deterrent value of having such forces in the first he McFarlane said use of force must be an option even if it threatens innocent bystanders who are being used as a shield Highlights of strategic arms talks Soviet Union and 10 other nations agree to prohibit nuclear testing in Antarctica loco uc o o Soviet Union ban nuclear tests in f space Soviets ban nuclear is signed but never ratified Soviets open talks on limiting mediumrange but Soviets suspend negotiations in 1983 Soviets begin Strategic Arms Reduction Talks START but are interrupted by Moscow in 1983 President Reagan and Andrei Soviet foreign meet and agree on process of followup exchanges on a wide range of issues fl Secretary of State George Shultz Strategic Arms Limitation u Talks SALT begin Soviets agree to a UN sponsored treaty banning storage or deployment of nuclear arms on the ocean floor SALT I limits each side to 100 antiballistic missiles at each of two sites and puts interim ceiling on superpowers longrange nuclear weapons 1974 agreement to ban all underground nuclear tests above 150 kilotons is signed but never ratified 1976 agreement to limit nuclear explosions used for peaceful purposes and begin talks on banning chemical weapons is signed but never ratified SALT setting ceiling on strategic arms and planning for Chicago Tribune Source Chicago Tribune news reports and Peter N Kirstem associate professor of Si Xavier Chicago Kampelman Karpov meet in Geneva and arrange new arms talks on strategic and intermediaterange nuclear missiles and space weapons in the 15month hiatus in arms talks ends when negotiator Max Kampelman meets with Viktor Karpov of the Soviet Union in Geneva Chemical industry begins hearing on safety procedures WASHINGTON AP Prompted by the poison gas leak that killed more than people in a House subcommittee is launching a survey of safety procedures in chemical The House Energy health sub committee summoned chemical company executives to Capitol Hill for a joint hearing today with the Energy commerce Heading the list is Warren An chairman of Union Carbide which last week announced the findings of its internal in vestigation of the methyl isocyanate leak from an affiliate plant in Bhopal last Also scheduled to testify were officials from Du American Cyanamid and Borg Warner some of the 87 chemical firms being surveyed by the subcommittee headed by Henry Anderson said the massive release at Bhopal resulted from a runaway reaction after water inadvertently or deliberately got into a chemical storage He said procedures at the plant were not in compliance with standard operating Jackson Carbides vice president for environmental has said that a Bhopaltype disaster is inconceivable at the firms pesticide where production of methyl isocyanate was halted following the leak in But Waxman says an independent investigation should be conducted before Union Carbide resumes MIC production at Company spokesman Ed Van Den Ameele said resumption of MIC production is now scheduled for the second week in April if all goes Ive gotten to the point where I dont think we can take Union Car bides word on what happened in Bhopal or whether it could happen again in Waxman said in an said the En vironmental Protection Agency and health officials in West Virginia should hold a public hearing on the question before the plant resumes MIC The toxicwaste Superfund law requires companies to report unexpected releases to federal but environmental statutes generally do not require companies to monitor or report many routine An aide to who spoke only on condition he not be said responses to the survey vary in scope and with some firms providing detailed information about leaks and others saying they didnt have enough data to At some we have routine leaks at levels that other plants would consider a serious the aide General Dynamics cuts some bills WASHINGTON AP General Dynamics has withdrawn million in bills it submitted to the Pentagon for items such as cookbooks and but the nations biggest defense contractor is still under fire from members of Congress angry about a wide range of business I have serious questions as to whether you should remain as Jim D told General Dynamics board chairman David Lewis on Slatterys to which Lewis did not capped a day long session of the House Commerce investigations subcommittee at which Lewis was repeatedly criticized for company General the Pentagons largest builds F16 jets for the Air Ml tanks for the most of the Navys sub marines and a wide range of other equipment and In the wake of problems at the firms Electric Boat submarine building General Dynamics is now being investigated by three congressional subcommittees and various federal agencies looking into allegations of stock false illegal gratuities and security Three weeks Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger suspended or ad payments to the company for 30 days because of revelations that the Pentagon has been billed for items such as country club memberships and boarding an executives admitting the billing practices left much to be told the subcommittee that the firm is withdrawing million of the million in claims it billed the Pen tagon from 1979 to Those claims include 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