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Daily Bedford Gazette (Newspaper) - May 16, 1990, Bedford, Pennsylvania May 1990 Bedford 3 panel urges response to air terrorism Washington a a presidential commission said the Federal government should respond to air terrorism by preemptive or retaliatory military strikes As it reforms failed efforts to ensure that the skies Are the convened to investigate the 1988 bombing of pan am flight 103 Over also called for a system to notify passengers of credible terrorist threats and said the government should take More seriously the possibility of terrorist strikes in the United the seven member commission proposed a halt to a key Faa program to combat terrorism the installation of sophisticated Thermal Neutron analysis Tea machines at 150 High risk airports around the the groups handed to president Bush on said the bomb that destroyed pan am 103 on 1988 is believed to have weighed half or less than the amount the Tea machine would reliably but the Lockerbie in which 270 people on the plane and on the ground May Well have been the broadly critical report said Federal Effort to ensure Avia Tion safety is seriously flawed and has failed to provide the proper level of Protection for airline without the Faas performance was nothing Short of said one commission Alfonse r the headed by former labor Secretary Ann my included two other for Mer government figures and four members of after nine months of investigation and five she told reporters at a news it became Clear that terrorists were Able to place a bomb on pan am 103 not because some one thing but because the Avia Tion Security system addressing military the report recommended a More vigorous policy that not Only pursues and punishes terrorists but also makes state sponsors of terrorism pay a Price for their a the report recommended plan Ning and training for preemptive or retaliatory military strikes against known terrorist enclaves in nations that Harbor where such direct strikes Are the commission recommends a lesser including Covert to disrupt or respond to terrorist in the United the com Mission the government should appoint Security managers for Domestic airports and assess the safety of airports from the commission criticized the the state department and pan am for failures before and after the Lockerbie bombing but did not Lay blame for the the panel steered Clear of the criminal painting fetches million at auction new York Vincent Van Gogh portrait of cachet sold for million a world auction record for any Art work and double the Price estimated by a spokeswoman for the auction House this is by far the worlds most expensive surpassing the million Price bid for Van Gogh irises in november 1987 at so Thebes auction said Chris ties spokeswoman Susan the who was not immediately was in the room during the approximately 10 minutes of bidding that opened at Britman toward the end of just two people were vying for the she irises was the last world auction record for a work of anarchy feared in Baltic soviet loyalists converged on the secessionist parliaments of Estonia and Latvia on and one Baltic Premier broadcast an Appeal to stave off a coup attempt As protesters raised the Hammeran sickle Flag Over his office come Here to save Estonia prime minister Edgar Savisaar said in a Tallinn radio address As a crowd estimated at up to took Over parts of the too pea Palace government building and a Square there is a coup attempt he said in the monitored in Moscow and transcribed by the estonian news Agency soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze warned of anarchy in the three secessionist Baltic states As he prepared for a round of meetings in Moscow with Secretary of state James Baker communists admit killing soldiers Philippines communist rebels claimed responsibility tuesday for the weekend slaying of two american airmen and threatened More killings until All military members leave the also president Corazon Aquinas government formally told the United states that the lease on the six military bases Here expires in september 1991 and cannot be the move was largely and and filipino officials said it does not Rule out a new police arrested about 50 people tuesday after they staged a motorcade to demand the bases be nicaraguans protest new government Nicaragua government workers occupied buildings and demanded the president resign tuesday during a strike that crippled Public the vice president accused strike supporters of trying to topple the police fired tear Gas into three government buildings to drive out strikers who began a Satin one week the workers returned later there was no sign of increased army the protest presented the government with its biggest Chal Lenge since president Violeta Barrios de Chamorro took office april 25 after defeating the sandinista in National officially the strike is for higher but it is becoming Clear it has political one of the demands voiced tuesday demobilization of the Contra was Bush tells budget Summit no crisis Washington a presi Dent Bush opened the Domestic budget Summit tuesday by calling the Economy not As Strong or secure As it should be and urging fast action to trim a widening Federal budget at the same Bush assured the team of 21 congressional negotiators there was no immediate participants lawmakers who attended the 40minute session at the White House said the president did not bring up the possibility of tax increases to Cut the deficit nor make any other specific recon but he promised to share the responsibility with Congress for difficult and unpopular measures to try to slash billion or More from the the participants it was pretty Clear that were going to share the said House budget committee chairman Leon who approached tuesdays budget talks with some said afterwards they were willing to join the Republican administration in a full scale assault on the nations deficit were going into these talks in Good Faith and with an Effort to find a constructive said House speaker Thomas were not going in with any other but Senate majority Leader George said he could not say whether Bush words to negotiators would diminish democratic suspicion that the administration might be setting a trap to blame democrats for tax we Are going Forward be cause we believe this is a serious problem confronting the nation that we must Deal with in a responsible Mitchell speaking to reporters outside the White deficit cuts of the magnitude being discussed by the president Likely would require a mix of deep spending cuts and tax free estimates thinking of a new garage or just general improvements to your Home with summer around the you can customize your Home now by calling is f David Magill co Andy Man 6235903 we do it no Job too Saverio on everything in our summer style Catalon starts May 13th and ends May 26th v Catalon save on boys sportswear save on women apparel save on Home furnishings pull out your summer style Catalon and order or see Catalon in our store to place your Catalon Call i8oo3663ooo Railroad Bedford 9 114 6239051 but in recent Days each Side has suggested the other would have to be the first to propose any tax in Senate budget committee chairman James said that budget director Richard Darman told the congressional negotiators that the deficit for the fiscal year beginning 1 would be billion to billion if the costs of bailing out the savings and loan Industry Are if those expenses Are not in Darman said the deficit would be about billion said Sasser still far above the billion target set by the Gramm Rudman budget Balanc ing the figures were higher than the deficit estimates Darman provided gop lawmakers with last Sasser said Darman did not provide an explanation As to Why the numbers had in the administration has Given us no indication of what the components of the solution to the problem should Sasser Bush declined to answer questions at a picture taking ses Sion As he and other top administration officials met with the congressional leaders in the Cabinet 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