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Winchester Star (Newspaper) - May 7, 1981, Winchester, Virginia The Winchester Star 84th Year No. 259 36 SECTIONS VIRGINIA 22601, MAY 7, 1981 667-3200 15 CENTS House Nearing OK of Reagan Budget Program WASHINGTON - President Reagan's blueprint arrived at the point of passage in the House with Speaker Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. conceding that the Lord himself could save this for opposition The stage for today's showdown was set Wednesday when the House swept aside two attempts to boost spending on social That left a choice of the Democratic leadership's plan or a modified Reagan program that would outline deep cuts in social accelerated defense spending and a 30 percent tax By the alternative was likely to be putting Reagan within reach of getting the first Syrian Units Cross Lebanon - Syria moved some 4,000 troops in two armored brigades past Israel's in Lebanon Lebanese government sources They said the Syrian troops and tanks were taking up positions in and in the western flank of Lebanon's Bekaa Valley and in just eight miles north of Israel's northernmost town of There was no immediate comment from Syria or Israel or any independent confirmation of the if would put Syria's most forward positions in southern and eastern Lebanon 12 miles beyond the Israel drew for Syrian military activity in Lebanon five years The sources said the Syrian troops in tanks and armored car were deploying in the three towns south of the 25-mile-long River phase of his economic program through The Senate was beginning debate today on a spending plan drafted by its own Budget Committee and endorsed by and that version was expected to have little trouble winning approval in a chamber ruled by In the where most counts showed defecting Democrats giving the Reagan plan at least a 13-vote O'Neill was left to question not what the result would but the wisdom of it. Republicans may be unlucky enough to win this the Massachusetts Democrat HE CHARGED that Reagan's economic program could send inflation the and push interest rates the high 20s." The crafted by Delbert L. and Phil would spend billion and leave a deficit of billion next year on paper at meeting the president's goal of a balanced budget in 1984. Reagan used his first public appearance since the March 30 attempt on his life to tell a joint session of Congress last week that he embraced the slightly more austere than even his own original moves us toward economic Reagan But O'Neill pleaded with Democratic colleagues at a party caucus earlier in the week to scuttle the I analyze the president's reason and concern for people's needs have been O'Neill are dramatically changing the structure of this They are cutting off the services for education and senior See House Page 2 Body Moved to Church Press Led by an Irish piper and escorted by a guard of honor composed of IRA men wearing combat jackets and black the body of hunger striker Bobby Sands is moved from his parents house to a Belfast church for funeral A makeshift memorial is in the Priest Urges Restraint Thousands Attend Sands Funeral Northern Ireland gray leaden a hearse bearing the coffin of Bobby Sands made a slow funeral procession today through the streets of packed with tens of thousands of mourners for the IRA hunger Hundreds of women carrying yellow and white wreaths followed the coffin at the head of the parish priest issued a call for restraint these critical during the Requiem one of the biggest funerals in Northern Ireland since sectarian violence erupted HVi years ago Air Force Crews Seek Last Of 21 Plane Crash Victims Md. - Air Force crews were searching a remote barley field today for the last of 21 people who died when a jet on a training flight blew up and scattering documents and The area was cordoned off and state police were scooping up the papers amid conflicting accounts about whether they were All those aboard the million advanced range instrumentation aircraft were killed in the Wednesday morning which occurred about a mile from this western Maryland community of 8,000, said Air Force Maj. William Twenty many were found before the search was called off for the officials Associated Press The cause of the crash was not determined The Pentagon said the aircraft was based at Air Force Base in where it was assigned to the 4950 Test The flight was to have been a training that ended back in said Air Force Lt. Thomas The the military version of the Boeing 707, is used to track missiles and unmanned satellite A PENTAGON source said the plane was carrying classified documents when it went but spokesman Maj. Edward Robertson denied that Papers from the plane were strewn over the and state police worked to retrieve the which were sodden from a light rain which fell throughout the Local radio stations were asked to broadcast state police requests that residents who found documents turn them said Jane English of in Newspaper photographers at the crash site reported having their film confiscated by But the film later was Area residents who saw the accident said the plane was a mass of flame before it struck the 1 28 Highway Department Workers to Be Laid Off RICHMOND - Notices saying they would be laid off July 1 have been mailed to 126 employees of the State Department of Highways and The job terminations come as no surprise since department officials said last fall that the financial woes that have beset the agency for more than a year would force a reduction in Of the 126, 27 are in the department's Richmond The remaining 99 are in district offices around the All of the layoffs involve employees assigned to preconstruction and construction They include right-of-way survey party inspectors and clerical and in which nearly 2,100 people have More than 1,000 many wearing black arm crammed into St. Luke's Church in the West Belfast Catholic district for the Mass. After the the light oak closed and with a single candle on was carried outside where some 20,000 mourners waited in the streets of the Catholic municipal housing estate and the surrounding Six hooded Irish Republican Army wearing combat jackets and black formed a guard of honor and draped the coffin in the white and orange flag of the Irish A BRITISH army helicopter - symbol of the tight security clamped on the city - hovered overhead as carried initially by four pall bearers and then placed in a began the 3&-mile procession to Milltown Cemetery on the edge of another Catholic housing During the church hundreds of mourners took Holy The vessels for the sacrament were first handed to the priest by 7. The small who was was assisted by Marcella and wife from whom he separated five years was not attending the Businesses in the city's Catholic districts were reported responding to orders they close as a mark of respect for Protestants were gathering for a memorial service for Irish Republican Army scheduled to be held at Belfast's city hall five miles away from the cemetery where Sands was to be The 600 British troops airlifted in over- night to strengthen the shield between Northern Ireland's Protestant majority and Catholic minority were on standby as fears rose of escalating violence following burial with full IRA military honors in a part of the Milltown Cemetery reserved for IRA men and After Sands Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher told the House of Commons the government would continue to treat jailed guerrillas as no matter how many mon hunger strikers there and starvation deaths would not change her 9.6% Hike in City Taxes On Real Estate Proposed By WAYDE BYARD Star Staff Writer The Winchester City Council unanimously approved a 9.6 percent increase in real estate taxes at Wednesday night's public Real estate taxes will increase from per of assessed value to Based on the million in assessed property in the increase in the tax will give the city in additional revenue and will add in unappropriated Taxpayers can determine the approximated Page 19) imate increase in their real estate taxes by adding 9.6 percent to their last tax Only two citizens attended the hearing on the real estate tax Glen E. Michael of 433 Imperial St. said he objected to the citing the sharp increase in real estate taxes during his 12 years of residence in He said he conducted a survey to find the average real estate taxes paid by a resident of Imperial Street and found that the average homeowner paid in 1971 and in 1975. While he had no average figure for this Michael said his own real estate tax had increased to would like to ask the council members to follow the lead of the federal government and balance the budget and hold taxes to a said John Lamb of 124 Shirley St. said he thought other city taxes should be increased instead of the real estate Mason president of the Winchester Citizens wrote a letter to the council asking that the proposed 10 cent hike per of assessed value be reduced to a 5 cent COUNCILMAN Charles Pine made a motion that the increase be held to 5 but the motion died for lack of a The council then passed the proposed tax increase While real estate taxes will be 9.6 City Taxes Page 2 Missing Priest Returns Safely Remains of Aircraft A portion of the transport plane that crashed near yesterday continues to burn about half an hour after the The largest chunk of wreckage from the plane is in the All merchandise 50% off Open 11 Closed Glass Today's Turkey and T-Bone Golden SAN El Salvador - An American missing in El Salvador for 10 days and feared has turned up safe at the U.S. Embassy here and issued a statement criticizing U.S. support for the embattled Embassy spokesman Howard Lane said the Rev. Roy 42, entered the embassy alone Wednesday afternoon and appeared in good He was to fly to the United States the spokesman Page 24) Bourgeois off on his own free will into the and came back the same Lane told a news conference Wednesday a Maryknoll priest based in vanished April 26 after he left the Camino Real hotel reportedly to buy A letter from Bourgeois delivered to The Associated Press office here at the time of his reappearance implied he had spent several days with the leftist guerrillas who are fighting to overthrow the ruling But Lane said the priest would not comment on his disappearance until he had returned to the United HURTS me deeply to know that my the United is supplying military advisers and arms to a repressive dictatorship at war with its own the letter much reflection and prayer I have decided to join the poor of El Salvador in their struggle for justice and I recognized that the armed struggle of the Salvadoran people is justified I personally cannot and will not bear Lane confirmed Bourgeois had written the statement and said had intended that the letter be delivered several days earlier to explain his mysterious but for some reason it Last a body believed to be that of Bourgeois was found in a ravine near fingerprints flown in from the United States determined the body to be a still unidentified victim of the political struggle that has claimed an estimated 22,000 lives in this Central American country in the past year and a Bourgeois was in El Salvador as an interpreter and contact for a Chicago television His visit was unrelated to his duties as a Maryknoll A NATIVE of Bourgeois was assigned to Bolivia from 1972 to 1977 following The Bolivian government once arrested him for his human rights work with that country's political prisoners and their Two nuns of the Maryknoll order were among four American women missionaries slain in El Salvador last Bourgeois was deeply distressed by the murders and isolated himself for days Inside Today's Star Oil and 19 The Frederick County Planning Commission recommends an ordinance that allows exploration of oil and natural gas in the county's agricultural You're 21 Maury Wills was famous for base stealing as a player but Wednesday it was the Seattle not a National League who gave Wills the Alberti Makes Good Page 12 Homer a Handley High School has received an award for his excellence as a Index Area Clarke 26 Crossword 23 National People In 8 TV Virginia World
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