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Colorado Springs Gazette (Newspaper) - March 31, 1990, Colorado Springs, Colorado Colorado Spring Gazette Telegraph saturdays March 3i w35c daily/754 sunday military defense spending up in Elpaso county analysts predict limited local cuts Las Colorado defense spending in millions of dollars j by Erie Anderson states news service Washington a military Rich Elpaso county received More than $1.8 billion in defense dollars in the last Federal budget year a about 37 percent of the statewide total the census Bureau reported Friday. Denver county received More than $2.2 billion during the year ending sept. 30. Together Denver and Elpaso counties attracted four of every five defense dollars in the state. The census Bureau considered salaries for military and civilian employees defense contracts and military pensions in the totals. More than half of Elpaso a military income came from salaries and pen Sions in Denver contractors Drew eight of to Pentagon dollars the report said. The census bureaus figures portray the military a increasing significance in cd Lorado a Economy during much of the 1980s. Seven years ago for instance Elpaso and Denver counties each received less than $1 billion from the Pentagon. Statewide spending increased to nearly $5 billion from about $2.4 billion in 1983, when the census Bureau first started keeping track. Despite the likelihood of budget cuts some analysts Are optimistic that Colorado a bases and defense contractors wih stay healthy a at least for the next few years. A from what i hear. The military installations changing of the guard Gen. John a Lotrowski left shakes hands with Gen. Donald Kutyna after relinquishing his Post As commander in chief of the . Space command and the North american aerospace defense command to Kutyna in a ceremony Friday at Peterson air Force base. Lotrowski retired with 37 years in the air Force. Complete report a i we have Here have gone through the necessary military scrutiny and wont Likely be closed in the near future said Greg Whitney director of Denver a economic development office. A we think there a a great Deal More stability in having your Economy rely on defense investments a said Wanda Tarry Marss Bazatta Telegraph year Elpaso county Denver county Colorado state 1983 $951 a $904 $2,389 1984 $1,186 $853 $2,610 1985 $1,184. $1,199 i $3,0861 1986 $1,366 $1&Quot,494 $3,528 1987 $ at $4 ,4 27 j 1988 $1,583 $2,214 $4,619 1989 $1,812 $2,212 i$4957 l source . Census Bureau Reaves executive vice president of the Colorado Springs chamber of Commerce. Pentagon spending in both counties May fluctuate but their emphasis on space research a which has received Strong signs of support from the Bush administration a positions them Well for continued growth analysts say. And they Point out that Many Colorado contractors Are relatively immune from budget squeezes because much of their business is in research and development work rather than building specific weapons systems that could be discontinued. Nevertheless some contractors have expanded their non government work As a hedge. Chuck Smith head of a Colorado Springs automotive and aerospace machine tooling firm called emf corp., said defense contracting work is so a up and Down that he limits it to no More than to percent of his total business. A a it a something you can to count on a Smith said. A in the year 2000, there a going to be a lot of commercial airlines but i done to know How Many military air planes there will Travis Spradling Gazette Telegraph sports Tom Al Moti Gazette Telegraph in Kelly Green of Boulder Peers through what he Calls his Quot daydream predictor machine while watching fridays practice sessions at Mcnichols Arena. Finally final four time is Here put the hype aside its time to play basketball. And no one appears More ready than Arkansas. The Razorbacks Are so raring to go that they re already looking past today a semifinal opponent Duke. A a in a not going to be modest about it a Arkansas Sophomore Todd Day said. A we want another shot at univ. Duke stands in our Arkansas lost to Nevada Las vegas 101-93, in december. In today a other semifinal at Denver a Mcnichols Arena Georgia techs yellow jackets Hope to keep Nevada Las vegas coach Jerry Tarkanian a run nine rebels from running straight into monday nights finals Complete report a i nation Idaho governor vetoes restrictive abortion legislation news services Boise Idaho a after a week of intense lobbying gov. Cecil Andrus of Idaho on Friday night broke ranks with some supporters and vetoed a Bill that would have Given Idaho the most restrictive abortion Law in the country. Lashing out at anti abortion groups outside of Idaho that wrote the legislation Andrus said a somebody thought Idaho looks like a Patsy. I submit to you Idaho is not a the Bill which passed the Idaho legislature last week would have outlawed about 95 percent of All abortions in the Andrus action surprises Many of his backers/a3 a woman would have been Able to obtain a Legal abortion Only in cases of rape reported to police in seven Days incest if the victim is younger than 18, severe fetal deformity or a threat to the physical health of the Mother. Quot the Bill is drawn so narrowly that it would punit ively and without compassion further harm an Idaho woman who May find herself in the horrible unthinkable position of confronting a pregnancy that resulted from rape or incest a Andrus said. His veto ended what Many opponents of abortion had said was their Best Chance to enact a state Law that could be used to Challenge Roe is. Wade the 1973 supreme court ruling which legalized abortion nationwide. The veto Quot is the most significant demonstration to Date of the Power depth and intensity of the pro Choice movement a said rate Michelman executive director of the National abortion rights action league in Washington . John Willke president of the National right to life committee said a gov. Andrus today abandoned thousands of unborn children who will con retinue to die needlessly in Idaho. He has bowed to the hollow threats and pressure tactics of pro abortion extremists who insist abortion be available As a method of birth the legislature recessed for the year shortly before Andrus announced his decision meaning it will not have an Opportunity to try to override the veto. Supporters of the Bill said they did not have the votes to override a veto which would require a two thirds majority. Gazette Telegraph set your clocks ahead one hour Daylight saving Tim begins tonight at 2 . Miss it inside busiiims/c7 c try state by classified a s comics a 7 crossword a 6 digest/a2 for tho rocord/b4 Homo Al ufos to do movies/d4 obituaries/b4 opinion by romgkm/d2 scoreboard/c6 sports cd tolovislon/d5 toll it to ct/b6 lifestyle abundant wildlife at Rocky Mountain Arsenal Bol Lee its poisonous i r Freedom newspapers Cappie e Imo weather expect some Sunshine by this afternoon. High so Low 31./a2 supreme court justices to Rule on Flag burning Law decision due by Early summer associated press Washington a the supreme court said Friday it will decide by Early summer whether Congress violated free speech rights when it outlawed burning of the american Flag. If the justices agree with two Federal judges and strike Down a new Federal Law Banning Flag burning president Bush and Republican leaders will push to Amend the Constitution. The court granting a request by the Bush administration put the politically charged Issue on la inn i a pc to c in a a ii a fast track that will allow it to announce a decision by july in cases from the District of Columbia and Seattle. The justices said they will hear arguments in the cases May 14, marking the first time in nine years a court session will be conducted after april. If the court strikes Down the Flag burning Law House speaker Thomas s. Foley d-wash., has said that within 30 Days of that ruling the House will vote on a constitutional amendment. Such an amendment would say a ban on Flag burning does not violate free speech. It would require approval by two thirds of the members of the House and Senate and then ratification by 38 Legislatures. The justices voting 5-4 last june struck Down a Texas Law barring desecration or destruction of the Flag. The court said burning the american Flag As a form of political protest is protected by the Constitution. The ruling led to enactment of the Federal Law which carries a maximum one year jail sentence. The Texas Law barred Flag desecration that seriously offends others but the Federal Law bans Flag burning regardless of its Impact on anyone. Democratic leaders in Congress say that difference makes the Federal Law constitutional. World soviets keep pressure on the soviet Union continued its harassment of lit mania Friday ordering paratroopers to take Over the state prosecutors office and the printing Plant where the republics main Independence newspapers Are printed. To prevent a misunderstanding Between the soviets and the United state about Lithuania presiden Bush sent a letter to the soviet Leader clarifying the matter. Couplets

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