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Colorado Springs Gazette (Newspaper) - May 14, 1990, Colorado Springs, Colorado Inside Washington monday May 14,1090 Telegraph Darman confirms Bush willing to talk taxes budget associated press the Bush administration indicated a willingness sunday 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. Quot we consider a tax increase independently of major budget process Reform a White House budget director Richard Darman said. Otherwise he said Quot the Money would be spent and it reduce the Darman s comments on a amp a 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 Quot no preconditions Quot pledge to congressional i Jyi ruts but White House chief of staff John Sununu who was chastised last week after commenting that Bush would veto any tax increase said on lbs tvs Quot face the nation show sunday the administration is still Quot Likely to look askance Quot at a tax hike. Darman tried to lower expectations on How big a deficit reduction package might emerge from the negotiations among 26 top congressional and administration officials scheduled to begin tuesday. Acknowledging that government spending in fiscal 1991 now threatens to exceed revenues by $164 billion to $184 billion he said a Quot realistic reduction in the size of that deficit without forcing the country into a recession would be $45 billion to $55 billion. The Gramm Rudman Law requires that the projected deficit going into the new fiscal year which begins oct. I not exceed $64 billion. Quot its not going to be sensible to try to contract that much in one year. In a Way that is consistent with continued economic growth a Darman said. Congressional democrats meanwhile continued to insist that Bush go first in putting a tax increase on the table. Quot we re not going to talk about raising taxes a sen. James Sasser d-tenn., chairman of the Senate budget committee said on the Abc program. Quot id like very much and i think the Congress would like to see the presidents proposal for solving this i Darman said that because every solution is politically unpopular there is a reluctance by All sides to put anything a higher taxes entitlement freezes spending cuts a on the table. Quot the president could Start with a moment of silence that could turn into an hour and half of silence a he quipped. Quot eventually if people Are there seriously and in Good Faith things manage to get on the table sometimes they get on there Darman Bush wants line item veto to control spending. Rights said in an interview that Quot a Battle for the presidents mind is being waged Between conservatives and the civil rights establishment. Although Bush has urged Congress to broaden Protection against Job discrimination for minorities attorney general Dick Thornburgh last month threatened to urge a veto of the Kennedy Hawkins civil rights act of 1990, now awaiting floor action in the House and Senate. Elections. Voting age population increasing the number of Ameri cans old enough to vote this fall is up More than 3.6 million from two years ago but the Odds Are fewer will actually turn out. The nations voting age population will climb to 186,382,000 by november selection the census Bureau in Washington projected last week. That a up from about 182.7 million two years ago the Bureau said. But the absence of a presidential contest this year Means there will probably be less Public interest and so a lower turnout. Also. A mothers Day or not rain or not president Bush went on a 4vi-hour Golf Outing with a few pals sunday. Bush got in a soggy round on the Andrews air Force base course with pro golfer Lee elder former congressman Thomas Quot Lud Quot Ashley and National Security adviser Brent scowcroft. A James Wray White House political director is moving to the Republican National committee party officials said Friday. Replacing Wray at the White House will be David m. Carney a longtime aide to John Sununu Bush a chief of staff. A the president of Tunisia will begin a three Day visit to Washington today with two Pivotal issues on his Agenda the immigration of soviet jews to Israel and the Western outcry about iraqis manufacture and deployment of Long Range missiles chemical weapons and other advanced military technology. In an interview before his departure president zone Abl done Ben All said that Arab nations were not opposed to the settlement of soviet jews in Israel but they strongly opposed their resettlement in the West Bank the Gaza strip and Jerusalem. Quotable civil rights Bush veto feared on Job Protection Bill civil rights leaders in Washington expressed concern sunday that president Bush May oppose major legislation pending in Congress to undo recent supreme court rulings narrowing Protection against Jai As on the Job. Arthur a. Fletcher chairman of the . Commission on civil a the toxin of veto will Poison All the Wells of Good feeling towards the president that have sprung up in the Black Julius Chambers of a act Legal defense fund >0 Gazette to israeli backed commander ready to Trade for hostages a Arf Marj Ayoun Lebanon a the commander of israelis proxy Force in Southern Lebanon said sunday he is ready to Swap a Quot Large number of the 300 muslims held by his militia for 16 Western hostages held by pro iranian shiites. Gen. Antoine Lahd commander of the israeli backed South Lebanon army also included lathe Trade three israeli servicemen and several of his men held by shiite factions. Quot in a not Only prepared to facilitate such a package Deal but i also Hope it could happen a Lahd said in an interview at his Home in the Sla compound in Marj Ayoun. Lahd 61, a retired lebanese army officer commands the 3,000-Strong militia that patrols israelis self proclaimed Security zone in Southern Lebanon. It is backed by about 1,000 israeli troops. In Jerusalem a senior government spokesman who was asked about Lahdo a offer said Quot i done to think it depends on Lahd or on us but on the other asked if there was any sign of movement from the other Side the spokesman said on condition of anonymity Quot none that i know the Sla holds the 300 shiites in Khiam a Small Village in israelis 6 to 10-mile-wide Security zone which stretches from the Mediterranean to the Foothills of mount Hermon. The Border zone was established in 1985 when Israel ended a three year occupation and withdrew the bulk of its army from Southern Lebanon. Most of the 16 Western hostages missing in Lebanon Are held by pro iranian shiite factions operating under the umbrella of the fundamentalist Hezbollah or party of god. The longest held is Terry Anderson 42, chief Middle East correspondent for the associated press. He was kidnapped on March 16, 1985. Graves at jewish cemeteries desecrated with Spray paint warning Bush not to veto legislation to broaden Protection against Job discrimination for minorities. Gazette Telegraph news services new York times news service Haifa Israel a about 250 Graves at two jewish cemeteries Here were defaced Over the weekend with Black Spray painted markings calling for the destruction of the jews the israeli police reported sunday. The state radio said sunday night that the police were questioning a 41-year-old israeli jew with a record of mental instability who had been seen acting suspiciously in the two cemeteries in recent Days. But there were suggestions that the vandalism Here might have been inspired by last weeks desecration at two jewish cemeteries in France. Many israelis expressed Shock and bewilderment at the incident. Daniel Kaufman an offi Cial of the far Semir cemetery one of the Sites where the Graffiti were found said those who visited the cemeteries sunday a were very Quot most of them blamed the arabs a he said. Quot this is a disaster. Never before has this happened a said Menachem Weitz a 75-year-old Driver who had come to far Semir the bigger of the two cemeteries to see whether his family a grave had been defaced. It had not. Police said cemetery workers discovered the vandalism around 7 . Sunday and that the extent of the desecration indicated that the act of vandalism had taken several hours. All the Graffiti were in flawless 11.99-12.99 not All that Bra rag. 16.50-s18 #1058 an All stretch Bra for full figures. Available in White and beige. 34-38b,c,d. 11.99 Warners Bright stripes # Reg. 16.50. #1217 lightly lined seamless cups for opacity and shaping. White beige. 34-36a.b.c. Not available at downtown. Pueblo. 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