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Arlington Heights Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 2, 1983, Arlington Heights, Illinois Trucker making a stand for livelihood continued from Page i that tax will come right out of my paycheck a he said. The Independent truckers association estimated the new taxes will Cost the typical Driver approximately $5,000 a year. In addition to the increased Gas tax the Federal Law increased taxes on truck tires new trucks trailers and accessories and increased the Federal Highway use tax. Even though other truckers said tuesday they sympathized with the striking independents they continued to Roll. A i think they be got a Point. This country was founded because of too much taxation but where can you go if you done to like things now a said Gary Albright a Union trucker from Rural Iowa. Albright and his partner said they and other members of the teamsters Union undoubtedly would continue to drive even if More Independent truckers joined the strike. And they doubted whether the strike would be effective. A you listen to those Guys on the cd radio and they can to even get along there. How re they going to organize a he said. While Albright and other truckers said they noticed fewer trucks on the Highway tuesday several truck Stop operators in the suburban areas said their business was unaffected by the strike. A a nothing a changed. Both sides of the Stop Are loaded with trucks As usual a said Jim Pushaw manager of the Lake Forest Oasis Standard on the tri state tollway. A you know it s on. There Are a lot of trucks rolling in Mike Parkhurst president of the Independent truckers association estimated nearly 80 percent of the nation s 100,000 Independent Drivers were either already shut Down or were heading Home empty. But government officials disputed that saying less than 20 percent of the Drivers were honouring the strike. The strike has had Little apparent Impact but Parkhurst said the effects would begin to be Felt by the end of this week when supplies of fresh food and vegetables would begin to dwindle. Fresh produce and food Are among the principal items hauled by independents. Trucks continued to Roll on the Northwest tollway tuesday a1 a will come right out of my paycheck a says Herald photos by Mike Seeling Driver Steve Smartnick. Mike Parkhurst president of the Independent truckers association said about 80 percent of the nations Independent Drivers were shut Down or heading Home empty. Though one or two parked in the stops along the Highway had the phrase a going Home a written on them in an attempt to Ward off attacks by striking independents. Smartnick said he did not favor the increasing violence of the strike but vowed he and other independents would shut Down the nations deliveries. A a we re not looking for a free ride a he said. A we just want what belongs to s balancing options budget cuts Loans tax increases by Jim Bray of our Springfield Bureau Springfield a revenues Are now $300 million behind earlier projections and a Cook county judge has ruled out emergency budget cuts aimed at wiping out a previous $200 million shortfall. How can the state balance its Check Book now gov. James r. Thompson says the solution can be found in a combination of More budget cuts some Short term borrowing and use of $200 million officials Hope to have left As a balance at the close of the fiscal 1983 june 30. The reduction in spending for this fiscal year is the Only part of that plan requiring legislative approval. Thompson said the Illinois general Assembly could decide on the cuts in the next two months and there would be enough time in the final three months of the year to make a difference. However if the Illinois supreme court upholds the lower courts ruling that Thompsons $159 million in emergency cuts Are unconstitutional Thompson and lawmakers would be forced to find a solution much faster a possibly with a tax increase. As each Day of the fiscal year passes it becomes More difficult to Cut spending with a minimum reduction in services. Thompson said an unfavourable ruling from the state supreme court would Force him to Call the general Assembly into a special session immediately following his state of the state message feb. 8. He would seek Quick action on the $159 million in cuts and in solving the $300 million Revenue Gap. The american federation of state county and municipal employees and the Illinois federation of teachers have suggested a temporary surcharge on state income taxes. Although House speaker Michael j. Madigan a Chicago has said Weinberger marches to Hill to defend military budget from Herald news services Washington a defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger on tuesday staunchly defended his military budget against Calls for cutbacks and sparred with sen. Edward Kennedy about whether the United states is a a paper giant in the world. A we simply cannot reduce defense spending any further without endangering the Security of the United states a Weinberger said As he opened a round of appearances on Capitol Hill to sell the administrations $238.6 billion military spending plan for 1984. Weinberger noted that the administration already has eliminated $66 billion of the $116 billion it once hoped to add to former president Jimmy Carters five year defense spending plan. A it is a myth that the defense budget has been sacrosanct while Domestic programs have been slashed he said. A the Issue Isnit whether we re going to Cut a sen. Carl Levin d-mich., told the Pentagon chief. A the Issue is How much and sen. John Warner r-va., a former Navy Secretary and supporter of defense spending told Weinberger that an old american saying could be amended to read that a nothing is cer Caspar Weinberger a simply cannot Cut Back Tain but death and taxes and a Cut by Congress in defense a the Battleground is going to be Between that deficit nearing $200 billion and that defense budget a he said. Kennedy d-mass., demanded a a yes or not response from Weinberger about whether the United states could defend itself. A for any of the soviets who Are listening a Kennedy said a we certainly seem to be inviting their conclusion that the United states is More of a paper the soft spoken Secretary repeatedly interrupted by Kennedy insisted there cannot be a a yes or not answer because a response depended on the nature of the attack. He added however a yes the United states can defend itself. How Well time will Only Tell. I done to think we have sufficient deterrent strength sen. Sam Nunn d-ga., warned Weinberger that unless he worked with the panel to trim the authorization request the cuts would be made later by members less sympathetic to Pentagon concerns. Warner asked whether Weinberger who has resisted curtailing or scrapping major weapons might be willing instead to trim the size of the 2.1-million-member Active Force by 5 percent to 7 percent. The Secretary called this a wrong course but offered no alternative. The Reagan administration seeks to increase defense spending by to percent despite massive cutbacks in social programs in efforts to trim the Federal deficit projected to be $189 billion. Rebels repel reinforcements hold onto key Salvador City from Herald now services Berlin Al Salvador a leftist guerrillas tuesday drove off two army reinforcement columns trying to Roll Back the biggest rebel Victory so far in the 39-month-old civil War. Meanwhile in the capital san Salvador a right Wing a death squad staged a sub machine gun attack late on a meeting of moderate politicians who played a key role in stripping the Assembly a rightist president of Power. The attack occurred on the Headquarters of the democratic action party a conservative group that holds four seats in the Assembly during a meeting of its leadership. The rightist a general Maximiliano Hernandez death squad took responsibility for the attack in a phone Call to United press International. A spokesman for the party said the attack was linked to debate earlier in the Day in the Assembly during which Assembly president Robert Daubuisson threatened to resign unless the 60-member body overturns its vote to strip him of most of his Power. About 500 guerrillas of the leftist Faramundo Marti National liberation front took Over Berlin an agricultural Center in Southeast Al Salvador monday evening after rebel snipers prevented reinforcements reaching less than too National guardsmen National police and local militiamen defending the town. Forty civilians were reported killed by air Force bombing runs and rebel Bazooka and mortar attacks. Seven Square blocks including the town Market were burned to the ground and Many other buildings were set afire. The capture of Berlin left the entire Western half of Usu Lutan province in rebel hands and put a major guerrilla Force just a few Miles from the pan american Highway the Only link Between san Salvador and the Eastern 40 percent of the country. It was the first time in three years that guerrillas had been Able to occupy and hold a City As big As Berlin which in 1979 had a population of 30,000. That number has dwindled to half As residents fled the War zone. About 1,200 government troops with artillery were reported advancing by foot on a Mountain Road from Mercedes Umana 7 Miles North of Berlin while army sources said about 300 More had been sent from Usu Lutan the provincial capital 20 Miles to the Southwest. Defense minister Jose Guillermo Garcia called a news conference to declare the army was a a preparing unspecified actions in Berlin. The local commander indicated they might not try to hold Berlin. A it will be the decision of the Feln command whether we stay in Berlin a Ernesto Ramirez told a rally of some 1,500 people tuesday morning. The idea is Worth careful consideration Thompson and Senate president Philip j. Rock a Oak Park oppose the suggestion right now. Although the states Constitution permits it to borrow up to 15 percent of its appropriations it is Clear that Thompson does no to want to borrow All the Money needed to Bridge the Revenue Gap. A to the extent you borrow in fiscal �?T83 you compound your problems for fiscal �?~84 because the first thing you a have to do with your fiscal �?T84 revenues is to pay Back you �?T83 borrowing a he said. Budget ruling appealed continued from Page i Cago Cook county and the Illinois Hospital association. They argued that severe health problems and probably deaths would result from the budget cuts. The state is continuing with previously scheduled layoffs Over the objections of the american federation of state county and municipal employees the largest government employee Union in Illinois. Peter Vallone head of employee and labor relations for the department of personnel said layoffs began tuesday for 13 people in the department of mental health and one in the department of aging. There Are 50 other staggered layoffs scheduled for the next week. 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