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Biddeford Journal Tribune (Newspaper) - March 6, 1985, Biddeford, Maine 4�?journal Tribune wednesday March 6, 1985 we also carry Progress Trak lighting Public guaranteed \ savings on our tremendous Stock of lighting j \ fixtures a Glamour for your Bath at Low Low prices. We carry paddle fans amp Range hoods. See us about door Chimes bathroom cabinets table and floor lamps outdoor lighting and posts for Post lanterns both Wood and aluminium. Ralph pills Ting Wab Ghouse Oitim e feature Mansfi Lufe Iraq ibis u open t Days a Wiek Mon. Fri. 7 30-5 sat. 8-12 48 Elm Street Biddeford 282-3301 Cumberland farms a Coconut fudge old fashioned ice Cream if Ieth $179 a n . Carlo Rossi wines s $2?� Budweiser Beer r Cumberland farms 100% pure Orange juice a m of the morning 69$bacon six budget freezers extend the chill by Joseph Iwanow any United press International Washington up backers of a Federal budget freeze having won a crucial Victory on defense spending in the Senate budget committee Are looking to push their idea across the Board a including the sensitive area of social Security. In a bold rebuke to president Reagan a plan to increase the defense budget by 6 percent above inflation the Republican led committee tuesday passed 18-4 a democratic proposal to freeze military spending except for an inflation adjustment the vote was the first budget item addressed by the 22-member panel which today planned to take up a variety of other programs starting with foreign Aid. It is expected to take several Days for the committee to work through the entire spending plan. The defense freeze sponsored by sen. Ernest Hollings. D-s.c., would allow no growth above inflation in fiscal year 1986, with 3 percent hikes in the two following years. The fiscal 1986 budget authority total would be $303.7 billion. The approval Short circuited efforts by budget committee chairman Pete Domenici r-n.m., to push a defense budget that would allow a 3 percent increase. It also came the same Day Reagan sent a Clear message through spokesman Larry Speakes that he a stands squarely behind the budget just As he sent it to Capitol immediately after the committee vote Hollings declared that the development had a set the pattern Quot for similar action on most other budget items. A in my mind we will follow through and freeze the budget a Hollings said predicting the panel would Quot definitely Quot vote to freeze social Security Cost of living increases a an area Reagan has vowed not to touch a i think we will be freezing social Security and entitlements a he said adding that if the plan survived on Capitol Hill Reagan would be forced to agree Quot he won t be vetoing this i assure you a Hollings said. Domenici however was not As pleased noting that even if Congress agreed to the freeze it would not solve the More than $200 billion Federal deficit. A a freeze is not enough a said the chairman who has proposed a 6lan designed to Cut the deficit by 52 billion by using a wide Range of cuts in Domestic programs Domenici cautioned that the freeze plan even if approved completely still required $150 billion in tax hikes Over three years in order to balance the budget. Quot get lit for less Quot at Ralph Llu so biting Wake Inise ii tit Reagan to veto farm Relief by Sonja Hillgren up farm editor Washington up a president Reagan will act quickly probably today on farm debt Relief approved by Congress which defied him to pass a measure called a the Only Lifeboat in sight but lacked muscle to overturn his promised veto. Aides said tuesday Reagan would receive a unanimous recommendation from his staff to veto the Bill and expected him to do just that White House spokesman Larry Speakes said Reagan would a in All probability act very quickly Quot once he receives the Bill today. Democrats were unwilling to let the Bill die quietly. Led by rep Tom Daschle . They scheduled a mock Bill signing ceremony at noon on the West front of the Capitol and a March to Lafayette Square across from the White House Reagan a hand was strengthened tuesday As debt Relief was rushed through the House 255 168, 45 Short of the two thirds needed to override a veto the winning Side lost 63 votes from last weeks veto proof 318-103 vote. There never were sufficient votes in the Senate where a key vote of 54-45 last week was to votes Short of the two thirds needed the Bill to set up fast Cash to help Farmers pay Spring planting costs would provide up to $50,000 in Price support Loans per Farmer this Spring rather than next fall to liberalize the administrations debt restructuring plan it also would offer $100 million in interest subsidies for an estimated $5 billion in federally guaranteed farm Loans. The measure was attached to a $175 million african famine Relief Bill. Republicans triggered the vote erosion tuesday when they objected to strategy last week by House democratic leaders to scuttle the House Bill and quickly pass a Senate Bill to bypass a conference with the Senate to Settle differences House Republican Leader Robert Michel of Illinois charged that the Senate Bill is a clearly the worst of the two versions and could have been perfected if Congress had taken time to Quot do this right Quot a we seem to be More concerned with harvesting votes than harvesting crops Quot he told a packed House chamber. House democratic Leader Jim Wright retorted. Quot the Bill is the Only life boat in sight a democratic leaders had embraced the Senate Bill to keep republicans from bottling up the Bill in conference. Wright compared help to Farmers to Federal Aid to a Long list of recipients Penn Central Chrysler. New York City the Tennessee Valley authority Lockheed and the Continental Illinois Bank. Quot when any part of our american family faces a dire emergency the rest of us gather around to give a helping hand a he said. Several Hundred members of the american agriculture movement in Washington to lobby for farm debt Relief and higher crop Price supports asked for the helping hand at a House agriculture committee hearing and an Impromptu hearing called by sen John Melcher a Mont. Security upped for officials due to threatening letters Washington up two supreme court justices and sen. Alfonse do Amato r n y., have taken extra Security measures since receiving identical letters threatening to shoot you dead a authorities say. The letters were received by do Amato Justice Harry Blackmun and Justice Lewis Powell at about the same time a gunshot blasted through a window in Blackmun a Arlington a. Apartment thursday. Fri spokesman Bill Baker said tuesday the Agency is investigating the letters and the shooting incident but there is no indication they Are related. A they were identical letters a Baker said. A a we re working All cases. We have not found any link Between the letters and the shooting incident a Baker said the letter a was an extortion Type letter Quot and the author a could certainly be prosecuted. The letter read a sir i do not like the Way you Are doing your Job one Dav i am going to see you and shoot your brains out. I am going to shoot you dead and i will be coming to your do Amato he had a received the letter at his Washington office thursday. We Are taking Security precautions a d Amato s press Secretary de Martin said. Quot we do not wish to comment further because we do not wish to exacerbate the situation Quot Blackmun 76. The author of the 1973 supreme court decision legalizing abortion confirmed monday a 9mm Bullet was fired through the window of his High Rise apartment Celeste Alley of Athens ga., tries to pull the body of a Man from 25, who had been missing since feb. 12. Police say whether the Oconee River. The body was identified As that of Milton Barnett foul play was suspected in his disappearance. Pentagon shuts off general dynamics by Richard c. Gross United press International Washington up the Pentagon has Cut off payments to Gen eral dynamics �?Torp., the nation s largest defense contractor for 30 Days so auditors can determine whether the giant firm has padded contracts with unrelated expenses the giant finn says it can provide explanations for its Billings and any items Quot that Are determined not to be Bona fide will be withdrawn irn medi lately a defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger made the Surprise announcement tuesday and it follows an incomplete Pentagon audit of the company and a hearing thursday by a House subcommittee at which company chairman David Lewis was accused of discharging taxpayers millions of dollars Quot we found that general dynamics testimony was nauseating a Pentagon spokesman Michael Burch told reporters. The firm which builds everything from tanks and f-16 fighters to nuclear powered submarines and missiles was awarded $6 8 billion in Pentagon business in fiscal 1983 Bills for administrative expenses which can include costs for travel entertainment and other non defense items from general dynamics run about $40 million a month the Pentagon said a a fraction of the $700 million the Pentagon pays the company monthly. Come in and see our unadvertised sensational bargains items to prices effective thru March to. We Reserve the right to limit quantities of you forgot got it

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