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Burlington Times News (Newspaper) - May 14, 1990, Burlington, North Carolina Red Baron says fair mid-50s. Partly Cloudy High in Low 80s tuesday/a2 on the Brink a /. Phoenix pushes . To the Edge is a 1 m of playoff eliminations inside51 Star Bush proposes statehood for puerto Rico by 1992/a3 Index my accent/a6 opinion/a4 in bridge/a8 police/152 f class/b8 puzzles a to comics a to Region a i i movies/a8 sports/b4 your Freedom newspaper obits/b2 tv/a8 times news monday May 14, 1990 Whf k my Burlington . 25c daily / 750 sunday Jack sink i times new balloon fest hot air balloons filled the Burlington sky Friday saturday and sunday at the annual Alamance balloon fest. Preparing to take off is the times news balloon piloted by John Conlon. See related photos Page by and related Story Page b2. Tax increase a possibility a Sununu says by Chris Connell the associated press Washington White House chief of staff John Sununu says tax increases Are a a possibility but no certainty in the budget Deal the Bush administration is trying to strike with leaders of Congress. A it is a budget Summit not a tax Summit a Sununu said sunday As he sought to Calm the storm Over his earlier remarks indicating that president Bush had no intention of deviating from his no new taxes Campaign pledge. Budget negotiations Are scheduled tuesday Between top Bush administration officials and 21 of the most powerful members of the House and Senate. The chairmen of the House and Senate budget committees indicated sunday that gun shy democrats will insist that Bush take the Lead in proposing any tax increases. Rep. Leon e. Panetta chairman of the House budget committee said if there Are any tax increases in the final package it will be because Bush wants them there. A i can assure you that the Issue of taxes Are not John Sununu going to be raised or discussed or approved unless the president thinks that they re necessary for deficit reduction a Panetta said on cd so a face the sen. James Sasser d-tenn., chairman of the Senate budget committee said he did not intend to be the first to suggest raising taxes a and i done to think the democrats Bush a would have to propose revenues. And the president would have to help sell those revenues to the Congress and to the american people a Sasser said on abcs a this week with David see tax/a2 Job Hunt Tough for new grads the associated press Raleigh a some College graduates in North Carolina have had a hard time getting an interview this year much less a Job As companies Cut Back on their on Campus recruitment and their hiring. At North Carolina state University some of the largest employers of graduates drastically reduced a and in some cases eliminated a their interviewing of prospective employees. Of the 587 companies that scheduled interviews this year at . State 113 cancelled them. In the 1988-89 school year Only 47 of 564 companies that scheduled interviews cancelled them. International business machines corp., for example cancelled its Spring interviews. . Dupont de Nemours amp co., which usually hires More engineers from . State than from any other school in the nation spent 12 Days last fall on Campus interviewing 156 prospects. This Spring it spent two Days and interviewed 26 students a although its Spring sched colleges help seniors learn their Way around a the real world i As ule usually is similar to the fall. Major employers of new graduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill also have said they plan to Cut Back their hiring said Sharon Wiatt associate director of the University a career planning and placement Center. A numerous on Campus recruiters have cancelled or decreased the number of interviews at unc Chi Wiatt told the news and observer of Raleigh. A some of the major employers have informed us that they will hire one third to one half their usual number of management likewise at East Carolina University planters National Bank and Peoples Bank and Trust co., both based in Rocky mount did not hold on Campus interviews a a departure from previous years. The two Banks plan to merge and As a result they have stopped hiring until their staffs Are reorganized. Graduates agree the Hunt is Tough. A a it a tight its real tight a said Lee Elson a graduating business major at . State. The . Economy has drifted into the doldrums and while tar Heel Job growth has picked up recently Many employers fear that a further downturn could Force layoffs. As a defensive move they Are cutting Back on hiring. In fact a recent National Survey of 500 employers by Michigan state University found that Job openings for new graduates had fallen 13.3 percent this year compared to 1989. That a the largest downturn since the recession. At East Carolina University in Greenville Furney James said hiring prospects this year were the worst in his 23 years As a placement director a except for the recession year of 1982. The tightening comes despite a Low unemployment rate which typically reflects a shortage of workers. Last month the jobless rate was 5.4 percent in the United states and 3.8 percent in North Carolina. Monday close up want to get pigeonholed into just being a Legal adviser Hall started out on new years Day 1975 a in the Days when the two newest rookies still walked the downtown beat. From there he went to the crime prevention division where he was promoted to Corporal. To gain supervisory experience he took the unusual track of returning to patrol division for about 18 months. Afterwards he went to the training division where he was a kind of a Mother Hen a to Academy men. While there the department got into the video please see Legal/a2 City officer mans police Legal Helm Ron Hall Brad Lyons i times news by l d. Ashmore times news like most lawyers Ron Halls degrees spread Over prominent space in his office at the Burlington police department but unlike most attorneys Halls diplomas were paid for with to years of night and summer school. After 15 years on the police Force Hall is now turning Over his first year As the departments Legal adviser. But the squawk and chatter of a police scanner still Bounce off the stacks of la books and he still shows up wearing his police uniform every so often. A i done to want to Ever feel like in a not an operating member of this department a Hall said. A i done to philippine bases Pacific Ocean the associated press Armitage right shakes hands with Mang Lapus today in Manila. Talks begin on future of .-philippine bases South c Hina Wallace air Force i Bayo Mbong Odonnel air Force two i airmen Clark air Force san Miguel communication station Miles by Eileen Guerrero the associated press Manila Philippines a negotiators began talks today on the future of . Military bases in this country a Day after suspected communist guerrillas shot and killed two american servicemen near one of the installations. Truncheon wielding police fired tear Gas at hundreds of anti bases protesters during a series of running confrontations through the streets of the capital. At least 42 people were arrested and five hospitalized witnesses and police said. Protesters mostly students retaliated by throwing Small homemade bombs at the police. Similar rallies were scheduled throughout the Day and Security was tight for the talks which opened at the Central Bank building with about 500 police on hand. Five truckloads of riot police were deployed in front of the main Gate at Clark air base because of a planned rally against the bases later today. . And philippine officials had expressed fears that the communist new Peoples army would try to kill americans before the talks on extending the lease on Clark please see talks/a2 source a the military balance 1989-1990," International Institute for strategic studies there Are about 17,300 military personnel in the Philippines. Breakdown of military forces army 600 air Force 9,200 Navy 5,500 marines 2,000 t

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