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Colorado Springs Gazette (Newspaper) - May 14, 1990, Colorado Springs, Colorado Monday Colorado Springs unit t rep a to it May 14, 1990 4 a 35� daily/754 sunday military budget knife to slice into personnel local bases Hope to avoid layoffs by sue Mcmillin Gazette Telegraph the threat of defense department personnel cuts a both military and civilian a is beginning to translate into real numbers at area bases and officials warn the end is not in sight. Fort Carson is eliminating 137 civilian jobs this year and anticipates losing an additional 163 slots next year. The air Force Academy will chop 58 military positions next year but does no to expect to lose any civilian workers. And the air Force space command has been ordered to streamline its Headquarters staff which could result in cuts of Between 300 and 400 people Over the next three years according to air Force sources. So far it appears that the bases will reduce their work forces through attrition and transfers and be Able to avoid layoffs. But no one is making any guarantees. For weeks headlines have been screaming about proposals to trim the military. Officials talk about Early retirements Severance pay involuntary layoffs. And workers wait anxiously to see if they be made bad career choices. The situation is so fluid that ifs impossible to predict when and where the cuts will come. Base managers and personnel officers Are having difficulty planning for changes they Are certain will come but have Little information about. A a we re trying to be cautious about what we say until the decisions Are made a said capt. Jack Giese an air Force spokesman at the Pentagon. A ifs dynamic and ifs very emotional. We re talking about Peoples fort Carson officials Are in the midst of deciding which 137 jobs will be eliminated this year. Then begin to Transfer people out of those jobs into other vacancies. There Are no plans to actually Cut military personnel from the Post officials said. The Post has about 200 openings among its 2,000 civilian jobs primarily because of a hiring freeze instituted Early this year. The estimate of 163 cuts for fiscal year 1991, which begins oct. I is based on a budget guidance that suggests the Post will take a 12 percent budget Cut Post officials said. Air Force Academy officials Are reviewing where to eliminate 58 military positions officials said. Those cuts will come from the Academy a 2,600 officer and in see cutbacks/a3 Tom a Ammom Gazette Telegraph Ling business Anita Mattox Sells Flowers on the Comer of Fillmore Street and Hancock Avenue. Mattox estimated she sold about 10,000 flow ers sunday for mothers Day. Restaurants also reported brisk Brunch and lunch business. Complete report by Kohl leaders party takes beating in two state elections. East bloc draft treaty a stepping Stone on Road to unified Germany a Marathon negotiating session by economic experts in Bonn West Germany has yielded a draft treaty that is the first step toward Germany unification. Political negotiations Are to begin today in Bonn. East and West German finance ministers also will meet today to discuss How to pay for provisions of the treaty which could become Law by mid june according to East and West German officials. However West German Chancellor Helmut Kohls Christian democratic Union fared poorly in two state elections sunday. Such setbacks could slow the rapid Pace toward unification that is backed by Kohl. Complete report/a3 Washington budget director confirms Bush willing to consider tax increase White House budget director Richard Darman on sunday indicated president Bush a willing to consider tax increases in a budget Summit this week but Only in Exchange for a line item veto or other measures to give the president More direct control to Cut Federal spending. Darmand a comments on Abc tvs a this week with David Brinkley program were the first Public affirmation by a top White House official that Bush is willing to consider More taxes As part of his a no preconditions pledge to congressional democrats. Darman tried to lower expectations on How big a deficit reduction package might emerge from negotiations. Complot raport/a5 world slayings cast Shadow on ease talks recent killings two . Servicemen killed in Philippines new services Manila Philippines a the chief . Delegate in talks on the future of . Military bases in the Philippines today angrily denounced sundays slaying of two american servicemen. The two air Force enlisted men were shot from behind at Point Blank Range with .45-caliber handguns As they left a hotel in Angeles City near Clark air base according to a spokesman for the philippine constabulary. The assailants escaped and there was no immediate claim of responsibility. A this brutal and Clumsy attempt to drive a wedge Between the United states and the Philippines will fail a chief . Negotiator Richard Armitage said before the talks on extending the lease on the . Bases began at the heavily guarded Central Bank. Armitage a former assistant defense Secretary blasted the a lawlessness and banditry of the insurgents blamed by authorities for the killings. The new Peoples army had been threatening to kill . Servicemen As the base negotiations Drew near part of its 21-year insurgency to overthrow the philippine government and Force re Moval of All . Military facilities. The . Military cancelled All off Post leaves for the 40,000 . Troops defense department civilian employees and military dependents in the Philippines following the slayings. The dead servicemen were identified by the air Force As airman John h Raven and airman James c. Green. They were assigned to the 8th aircraft generation Squadron on temporary duty Here from Kansan air base to Miles South of Seoul South Korea. Their hometowns and Ages were not immediately released by the air Force but philippine police said earlier that Raven was 21 and Green 22. A third american airman 1st class Randall Moore 23, told reporters he was haggling with a cab Driver for a ride when he heard shots behind him. A i ducked and ran Back toward the hotel a Moore said. He said his unit arrived in the Philippines on May 3 for the annual Cope Thunder military exercise which ends Friday. Early today the Navy announced on the military a far East network that leave and Liberty restrictions had been imposed at All six . Bases. Navy rear Admiral Roger Rich issued the order in his capacity As representative of the . Pacific command. Armed filipino troops were deployed around Clark after the killings. Including the two men sunday eight americans have died in politically motivated slayings in the Philippines since april 1989. . Officials believe ail the killings were carried out by communist rebels. On May 4, suspected rebels killed american Marine gunnery sgt John Fredette near Subic 60 Miles West of Manila. Summary of other fatal at ticks by flip Lnu robots on americans this year a fab 21 a american civilian geologist John Robert Mitchell 42, of Fairbanks Alaska was ambushed and slain along with his filipino wife and father in Law on. Boho Island. Rebels later said they were Hying to kill the father in Law because he refused to pay a revolutionary taxes and that Mitchell was caught in the Cross fire. A March 6 a Stewart Frank Raab 76, a longtime philippine resident was killed by rebels on Masbate Island after he refused to pay a revolutionary police identified two longtime rebel commanders As his killers but no arrests have been made. A May 4 a Marine gunnery sgt. John s. Fredette 34, was slain by several assailants near Subic. No claim of responsibility was made but . Officials believe rebels were responsible. Two filipino drug addicts were arrested for the killing but . Officiate doubt they were the killers. Civilian prosecutors have refused to prosecute the two unless police gather More evidence. A one of two bases May have to be relinquished a . 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And what seems to Gall townspeople most is that the incidents that Are receiving big play by the big City news Media would hardly be reported if they actually happened in a big City. Cwm Pikfo report by

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