New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, October 8, 1985, Page 5

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung October 8, 1985

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 8, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas HeraldZesting, New Braunfels, Texas uesday, October 8, 198b Page 5(ASenate talks as bank account runs dry WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite warnings that Uncle Sam's checks would soon start to bounce, the Senate was deadlocked over whether to attach a budget-balancing amendment to a bill needed to renew the government’s borrowing authority. “I assume we’ll be under even more pressure tomorrow,” Senate Majority leader Robert Dole said Monday after another day of failure to clear the amendment he supports. The government has reached its legal debt limit of $1,824 trillion and, without new borrowing, will begin falling about $20 billion a month behind in its payments. The cash crunch wasn’t noticeable Monday. ‘‘The government is going on in an absolutely normal fashion,” said Rd Dale, a spokesman for the Office of Management and Budget. But the Reagan administration insisted that by today or tomorrow it would be out of cash — money that’s needed to back government checks. “All those with government claims — whether Social Security recipients or defense contractors or holders of government securities with interest payments due would then be unable to have those claims honored,” Deputy Treasury Secretary Richard Darman said Monday in a letter to Dole, R-Kan. Throughout the day, meanwhile, Dole drifted between the parliamentary tangle of the Senate chamber and closed-door meetings. He planned more of the same today, but there was little prospect for speedy Senate action. The president, in remarks before a group of GOF supporters at the White House on Monday, again called for the Senate to pass the balanced-budget plan and approve the debt increase. The Senate wrangling was ‘‘putting the federal government in an emergency situation,” Reagan said. “The business of our nation must go forward. We need the debt ceiling increase passed.” The administration has asked for a new debt ceiling of $2,078 trillion to last through the fiscal year, which started Oct. I. Congress also could approve a smaller debt increase, to cover a shorter time period. But the Senate remained trapped in the parliamentary knot tied by proponents and opponents of an amendment offered by Sens. Phil Gramm, R-Texas, Warren Rudman, R-N.H., and Ernest F. Hollings, D-S.C. The Gramm-Rudman-Hollings amendment would force Congress and the president to obey strict limits on annual deficits, and gradually reduce the allowable red ink each year until the budget became balanced in fiscal 1991. If the lawmakers and the White House failed to agree on a spending plan to meet those targets, automatic spending cutbacks would take effect. The House already has approved extending the debt ceiling. However, any amendments would have to return to that Democratic-led chamber and leaders there have been readying a critical welcome. “The more we study it, the more problems we have with the specifics,” said Rep. Thomas S. Foley, the House majority whip and chairman of the Democratic task force reviewing the amendment. He said the Democrats were not going to be forced to act under “the pressure of a contrived emergency.”Reagan reportedly cleared secret Contra aid plan At least 55 dead in Puerto Rican flooding PONCE, Puerto Rico I AP) — Workers dug through the mud and debris of devastated shantytowns early today, seeking more victims of the mudslides and floods that killed at least 55 people and left entire towns cut off. A major storm passed over the island Monday, dumping as much as seven inches of rain in some places within a 10-hour period. Most major highways were flooded, dozens of bridges were washed out, thousands of people were left homeless and telephone service was disrupted. There were reports that entire families had died. Gov. Rafael Hernandez Colon declared a state of emergency Monday night and activated the National Guard across the Caribbean island. “It is obvious that a state of emergency exists and there is cause for extreme concern and necessity to protect life and property,” said Hernandez Colon. The governor flew by helicopter to the Caribbean coastal city of Ponce and met with relatives at the southern regional medical center. The bodies of 47 victims were there, and police said at least eight more people had died in floods and mudslides. Police spokesman Luis Martinez said at least 15 people died beneath mud and debris in the Mameyes neighborhood, one of several hillside communities of wood-and-tin shacks, some built on stilts, in this industrial city of about 190,000 people. He said as many as 400 homes in Mameyes, which is less than a square mile in size, were buried by tile mudslide. Twelve people drowned in a shantytown between Tuque Beach on the Caribbean Sea and the Jewel River, which flooded before dawn, said district attorney Edgardo Delgado. Four police officers drowned trying to rescue a family whose car was swept away by floodwater near Coarno, police said. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter rescued 16 people from a bluff just before it was flooded on the island’s western tip. Coast Guard spokesman Steve Eddy said. The Coast Guard called in off-duty personnel and participated in at least nine rescues using its two Puerto Rico-based helicopters, he said. Police also used helicopters to rescues trapped people. Thousands of Guardsmen, police and civil defense workers continued to work early today answering distress calls, caring for people evacuated to school shelters, and searching for bodies. The Department of Transportation said 32 highways were closed, including much of the island’s major turnpike connecting Puerto Rico’s Caribbean coast with San Juan on the northern Atlantic coast. At least six bridges were washed out. The National Weather Service said a tropical front that began moving slowly across the 100-mile-long island last Friday finally passed the western tip late Monday. The storm was 600 miles east-southeast of Miami, and the weather service said it was expected to reach southern Florida, possibly on Wednesday, if it continued on the same course. WASHINGTON (AP) - Facing loss of congressional support for Nicaraguan rebels early last year, President Reagan approved a secret plan to use assistance from American citizens and U.S. allies to replace CIA funds, current and former administration officials say White House officials chose retired Army Maj. Gen. John K. Singlaubas the chief fund-raising contact and advised him how to structure tile campaign within the confines of neutrality and other laws that bar U.S. citizens from supporting foreign wars, said the sources, who insisted on anonymity. White House spokesman Ed Djerejian refused comment on Reagan’s reported approval of the plan to go outside U.S. government channels to continue supplying the rebels fighting to overthrow Nicaragua’s leftist government. In the past, the White House has insisted it “neither encourages nor discourages” the private fundraising that sprang up after Congress — angered by the CIA’s mining of Nicaragua's harbors refused to continue military aid to the rebels in spring 1984 But government sources, including one senior administration official, described the behind-the-scenes White House role in organizing and advising the aid network as much more extensive than has been acknowledged. The network has allowed the rebels to continue military operations during the 15-month cutoff of direct U.S. assistance and circumvent congressional efforts to shut down the CIA-supported war. Rebel leaders now say they have enough weapons to arm a 30.000-man force, roughly double their current number. One source, familiar with the program, said the ‘big three” countries that were expected to help the rebels were Israel, South Korea and Taiwan. Tax writers take aim at'3-martini lunch' WASHINGTON I AP) The House Ways and Means Committee, attacking the “ three-martini lunch” that many Americans view as a symbol of an unfair tax system, is moving to restrict business’ ability to deduct costs of meals and entertainment. The panel’s action, taken Monday behind closed doors as lobbyists for restaurants, hotels and sports teams waited outside, is far from final. Some members said they expect the issue to be raised again before the committee finishes work on a new tax code. But for the moment, the committee has agreed that Horoscope Bv Stella Wilder TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8 Born today, you may be considered by some to be something of a radical, for you are not one to subscribe to public opinion simply because it is the favorable viewpoint at any particular time You think only your own thoughts and follow only your own counsel, and you care very little about what others have to say about it. You do possess a genuine love for your fellow man. and a great deal of your work is aimed at making things better for others Though you are not always unbiased, you approach matters clearly and passionately You have a gift for words, and you will most likely reach a wide audience through some form of verbal communication You would do well as an essayist or lecturer — for. though you crave communication, you are only really interested in getting across your own viewpoint You have a keen, sharp sense of humor Alto born on this date are Frank Herbert, author, Jesse Jackson. political activist. To see what is in store for you tomorrow, find your birthday and read the corresponding paragraph Let your birthdav star be your daily guide WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 9 LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Make plans, plot course early in the day. but do not limit yourself so strictly that you are not receptive to surprises SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ~ Though you may be primarily concerned with the success of new project, do not neglect those around you SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec 21) -Approach new relationship with cau tion Don t confuse one emotion with another Keep your head CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -Though you may be surprised at wha. you have gotten yourself into today, you may also find things quite enjoyable' AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb IS) ~ Tryst your intuition and your own judgment today and you should avoid personal and professional conflicts PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) ~ Though your confidence may be at a peak, this would be a good day to acknowledge those whose expertise exceeds your own. ARIES (March 21-AprU 19) - Get together with friends, family today for talk, relaxation Use this time to gather strength, clear your mind CMKXNPRRIS lh INVASION Hps.Aj: CkCAMWOSt •mmm ll FUTURE TIMES SAT. A SUN. 2:05 4:10 7:05 1:10 WEEKDAYS 7:051:10 Mel Gibson Tina Turner "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome' PC-13 DISCOUNTS 4:10 and 4.20 SAT SUN ALL OAV MONDAY FUTURE TIMES SAT A SUN 2:00 4:20 7:00 0:20 WEEKDAYS 7:00 9:20 Representatives of those governments denied they helped the rebels Other U.S. sources said Israel agreed only to sell the rebels captured Palestine Liberation Organization weapons, and aid from South Korea and Taiwan came from private businessmen and an anti-communist organization with close ties to those governments. Three congressional committees are examining whether National Security Council officials violated a year-old ban against directly or indirectly” aiding the rebels militarily. But officials interviewed by The Associated Press maintained that the White House role in establishing the aid network had ended by Oct. I, 1984. when that ban was enacted I .ast summer, Congress voted $27 million in non-lethal aid to the rebels but maintained the ban on lethal U S. assistance. National Security Adviser Robert C. Mf Farlane has denied his staff violated the ban, but has ignored a congressional request for documents on NSC contacts with the rebels. As for White House actions prior to October 1984, McFarlane said: ‘‘We did not solicit funds or other support for military or paramilitary activities either from Americans or third parties.” Several sources said McFarlane’s statement is technically correct because private Americans and third parties in allied countries volunteered help in supplying the rebels. 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  • Ernest F. Hollings
  • Frank Herbert
  • Hernandez Colon
  • Jesse Jackson
  • John K. Singlaubas
  • Luis Martinez
  • Mel Gibson Tina Turner
  • Phil Gramm
  • Rafael Hernandez Colon
  • Rd Dale
  • Robert C. Mf Farlane
  • Robert Dole
  • Steve Eddy
  • Uncle Sam

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: October 8, 1985

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