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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 6, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Budget proposes pay hike New Texas Hoopla January Page 3 WASHINGTON AP Members of who got a 3 percent an nual pay raise of on would get an additional In crease next month under President Reagans proposed salary ad justments for top government of And Reagan wants to give his 16 Cabinet secretaries an additional on top of their automatic 3 percent boosting their an nual salaries to Congres sional salaries would rise to The proposed part of a ritual that takes place every four years to help bring the pay of top government officials in line with that of corporate executives and law firm become effective in 30 days unless the new Congress convening today votes to overturn them before The process Is actually a year behind schedule this Unwilling to give themselves large raises just before the 1986 Congress and the administration had the socalled Quad Commission effec tively delay until after the November balloting its recommendations for specific The commission last month called for raises ranging from 57 percent to 80 percent for top government saying their current salary schedule of to a year does not allow them even to main tain basic family Like two million trips to the moon WASHINGTON AP Whats a trillion The budget that President Reagan proposed to Congress on Monday is expressed in jour nalistic shorthand as the nations first trilliondollar written its a A trillion is a thousand billion or a million Since the moon is miles It would take two million round trips to complete a trillion A trillion would represent round trips to the If thats hard to picture in let President Reagan ex plain tn a speech to Congress on he said it would take a stack of thousanddollar bills pil ed 67 miles high to equal By he a stack of thousanddollar bills four inches high would be equal to A trillion is enough to give to every woman and child In the It represents nearly a quarter of the gross national product the value of all goods and services produced in the United States in a In a message to Reagan said Monday that he sympathizes with its members and other govern ment officials who have received on ly periodic costofliving increases in the past 10 he cut the panels pay recommendations We are under a mandate to reduce the federal deficit and hold the costs of government to an ab solute Reagan In this environment I do not it would be appropriate to fully imple ment the commissions recom mendations at this After going along with Reagan and chopping job and other domestic programs in Congress voted to forgo his recom mended pay increases Citing political fallout that might arise from giving themselves large increases when the government is running a billion annual Senate leaders have said they will give members within the next month a chance to reject them Most people think we are over said Senate Republican Leader Bob Dole of The raises would boost the pay of members of Congress and the heads of federal agencies such as the FBI and NASA by 16 from to Vice President George Bush and House Speaker Jim would get 13 percent from to The Quad Commission had recom mended boosting the pay of Bush and Wright to Cabinet salaries to and pay for members of Congress to In addition to the Cabinet annual raises of to would go to other top executives and And another tier of Senior Executive Foreign Service and top civil service employees also would get automatic raises under Reagans The total annual cost of the in creases plus pension benefit boosts tied to them would be million this year and million in fiscal which begins said Edwin spokesman for the Office of Management of Reagan also said in his proposed budget for fiscal 1988 that he wants to substitute hidden withingrade pay raises of 3 percent for federal employees with a performance oriented merit system next This will give federal employees stronger incentives to improve ser vice he Immigration files reveal 200 more suspected Nazis LOS ANGELES AP An official of the Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies says he has discovered more than 200 new Nazi war crime suspects by reviewing confidential World War II immigra tion files compiled by international relief Rabbi Marvin dean of the predicted the documents would yield many more suspected Nazi war including a large list of people living in the United The some held by the International Red had been kept secret to protect the privacy of Hier said The files were obtained about three months the rabbi Since he the Wiesenthal Center has notified governments of at least seven nations of suspected war criminals living within their boun He said the files disclosed 17 suspected war criminals living in 50 in 44 in West 26 in 13 in three in Venezuela and a Treblinka death camp living in Hier did not provide a complete breakdown of the 200 In about two weeks we expect to produce a large list of those in the United Hier said before a news Red Cross spokesman Gene Jeffers in Washington said he was seeking comment from the International Red Cross in West German Justice Ministry spokesman Juergen Schmid confirm ed receipt of the We received it on Friday after Schmid adding that Chancellor Helmut Kohls office also had received a We are already checking After our check has been completed we will send the names to the appropriate prosecutors offices for further in Schmid told The Associated Press in a telephone in He said the names on the list also would be furnished to the Nazi Documentation Center in Lud wigsburg for additional Budget would raise house closing costs WASHINGTON AP Americans who buy homes with FHAbacked mortgages will have to reach deeper into their pockets at closing time if Congress goes along with Reagan administration Although some additional costs are proposed including higher down payments for families with more than annual income the pinch would come largely from a plan to eliminate the prac tice of allowing FHA borrowers to finance much of the closing Under proposals outlined Mon day by the Department of Housing and Urban buyers who obtain mortgages backed by the Federal Housing Administra tion would pay a 5 percent loan in surance fee instead of the current HUD officials said the combina tion of higher insurance fees and the inability to finance them and other closing costs might require an additional cash at clos ing time for a typical FHA pur The administration technically could bar financing of closing costs without congressional ap but similar proposals in the past have been blocked by Current downpayment re quirements are for 3 percent on the first of an FHA mor tgage and 5 percent on the amount over HUD officials estimated the higher down payment require ment would not deter many buyers because it would apply on ly to those with an income of more than the higher down pay coupled with other upfront could easily add to the cash needed for an FHA mor tgage on anything other than a very modest Gunman releases boy GRAPEVINE AP A gunman who took a 10yearold Florida boy from an airline ticket counter and held him hostage while demanding a flight to Egypt surrendered after be ing told he could leave the an airport official Eight hours after taking the child from his parents and younger firing a shot and forcing his way through a security gate at Dallas Fort Worth International the gunman gave himself up at airport spokesman Joe Dealey The Mike Caruso of was not injured during the which snarled Delta Air Lines service at its regional Dealey The boys Mike and Cindy were within 100 feet of the gunman and their child as airport Of ficer Gary Pinkston concluded the negotiations for the surrender at Deltas Gate Dealey The identified only as Solan was assured that no harm would come to him there would be some amicable way for him to leave the country should he Dealey The man was being held in Dallas in lieu of bond on in vestigative charges of aggravated kidnapping and terroristic authorities Dealey said authorities were not sure why the man wanted to go to We thank the Holy Father for the return of our Surely the presence of Lord is in this the Carusos said in a statement released through Dealeys We would like to thank all our family and friends and everyone who prayed with us for the safe return of our At one point during the negotia Delta had a Boeing 737 taken to Gate 10 at the request of the airports Department of Public said Henry district director of marketing for After the gunman took the he fired a pistol into the ceiling as Caruso ran after them and raced to the security clearance area as bystanders ran or dove for Dealey Terminal 4E was immediately shut but the rest of the airport con tinued normal Dealey Conley said 85 flights were due out of the a secondary hub for Atlantabased Of he said 52 were The remain ing 32 were diverted or The incident affected he We werent concerned with money Conley Airport officials said and his are employees of American Express and were being transferred from Florida to They were en route to Airzona with their son and and were at the ticket counter for a switch in flights at the time of the in Dealey said the man had demand ed a plane to fly him to Egypt and was threatening to kill the boy unless he got his He appeared to be very very Dealey FBI arfdfSSfiSKFdd contact with the gunman and could see him moving around inside the Gate 10 area of Ter minal 4E in the vicinity of a variety of concession he A group of about five people emerged from the terminal about 9 five hours after the incident We were stuck in a little cub byhole right next to where he said one of Frerking of were about 10 feet away Cliff Marler of Oklahoma City said he was standing in the Delta ticket line when the gunman grabbed the little boy whose parents were stan ding in When he took off with the little the father took off running after the guy with the When the gun man saw the father running after his he fired up into the Marler I saw him grab the put a gun to his raise it up in the shot then they went off to the right of the said Dave Helmke of I went away from the ticket counter and went behind a seat and Casey not expected to return to job NEW YORK AP CIA Director William who underwent surgery last month for removal of a brain is unable to walk or control the right side of his according to ABC The quoting unidentified reported Monday that Casey is clearminded and but said his condition makes it unlikely that be ever will retun to his CIA spoJteswoman Katby Pherspn and White House spokesman Denny reached by The Associated press on Monday said they wojrfdnptcornrnent on the Tracy spokesman aj Georgetown University said Casey remained in stable feut sjog would not provide additional information or comment on the Casey underwent surgery 18 tor the removal of the turnr The White House was informed at least two weeks ago that it was unlikely Casey would return to and since then a search for a possible successor has been under ABC Deputy Director Robert Gates has been running the CIA in Caseys but is not considered a leading candidate to replace ABC Several reports have said that those being considered for toe job in clude Ambassador Vernon Waiters and former senators John Tower and Howard One administration speak ing on condition he not be told tneAp it has been apparent from the outset that Casey probably couW not resume bis but top White House including White hief of staff for a He said there is no sense of urgen partly in deference to Caseys longtime friends of Presi dent and Nancy and partly in the belief that Gates is well equipped to handle the job of acting The source insisted that no search for a replacement has begun within the White House and talk of possible candidates is Malcolm said Monday he has received feelers from the White House about suc ceeding In a copyright story published to Wallop told the Casper Star Tribune that White House whom he would not express ed 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rain that is a 30 per cent possibility Homeport funding tops states budget WASHINGTON AP Both senators from Texas applauded fun ding for Navy homeports in Galveston and Corpus Christi con tained in President Reagans trillionplus but offered dif fering opinions on the plans total The Texas homeports were allocated million in the presi dents 1988 submitted to Con gress on Lloyd Bent a and Phil a both said they would fight for retention of homeport fun ding during congressional These are the first requests the Defense Department has made for funds to begin actual building of the new homeports in Galveston and Cor pus Now were going to have to fight to make sure they stay in the budget as it moves through Con Bentsen Figures released by Bentsens of fice show the presidents plan allocates million for construction of a homeport for two guided missile frigates and three minesweepers at the Port of Galveston in 1988 and an additional million in Corpus Christi would get million to begin building facilities needed to support a recommissioned World War II battleship and a variety of support according to Bent sens Another million would be allocated in 1989 under the Reagan The homeport which was sup ported by both Texas senators in Con gress last is part of a strategy aimed at disbursing the fleet in order to protect it against a Pearl Harbortype Gramm said construction of the homeports on the Gulf Coast would produce jobs and draw an addi tional billion in revenue into the From Texass point of view is a good Gramm It pro vides full funding for homeport in Corpus and Galveston and a total military construction budget of Thats just Also contained in the presidents budget were allocations for construc tion of several new water resources projects in Texas totaling million as well as continuing projects worth The budget includes money for several of the Texas that were part of the Wat Development Act signer into law last Bentsen Edward Janes Er STAN CUNNINGHAM Present 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