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Intelligencer (Newspaper) - September 29, 1989, Doylestown, Pennsylvania Fuff w a 5 for agree on news a 11 Friday september edition weather today partly sunny. High in mid to upper 70s. Saturday sunny. High around 70. Details Page a 2. Vol. 99 no. 233 1989 Calkins newspapers inc. Doylestown a. For Home delivery Call 345-3020 35 no. 200 Central Bucks West cheerleaders unveil a sign congratulating Bucks coach Mike Pettine on his 200th Victory As head coach. The Bucks Defeated Harry s Truman 34-0. Story Page b 2. To staff photo by Donald House passes tax Cut proposal Washington a the House on thursday approved president Bush s proposed Cut in capital Gams taxes rejecting arguments of democratic leaders that it would buy a Windfall for the Rich at the expense of a bigger budget deficit. A nearly solid bloc of republicans Only Doug Bereuter of Nebraska defected was joined by 64 democrats chiefly from Timber and farm areas in the 239 190 vote to redeem Bush s Campaign prom ise to tax investment income at a lower rate than wages. The tax reduction said House Republican Leader Robert h. Michel of Illinois fits Well with the eco nomic and tax policies which have guided this nation through 82 record months of growth creating hundreds of thousands of new productive and last in jobs in our nation majority Leader Richard Gephardt d-mo., called the plan a a year tax Cut on average to 000 american families the wealthiest families in America for some decision they already made Norfor something they might do in the future rep Marty Russo d-i11, Call it outright disgust ing greed Bush said m a statement that he was very pleased with the bipartisan vote saying it represents a step Forward for economic growth new jobs and american a lower capital Gams rate will reduce the Cost of capital and create incentives for investment in the Long term productive capacity of american Indus he said. The joint committee on taxation estimates the proposal would Cut taxes for 8 million couples and individuals with 80 percent of the Benefit going to those with total yearly incomes above those making less than a year would get 5 6 percent of the Benefit those at that level who re port capital gains would get cuts averaging a year. Restoring a lower tax rate for capital gains would reverse a major part of the 1986 tax overhaul Gener ally recognized As the biggest Domestic achieve ment of the Reagan administration. That Law Cut tax rates across the Board but ended special treat ment for capital gains and reduced or ended such deductions As state sales taxes and individual retirement accounts. The vote thursday rejected a democratic Leader ship plan that would have junked the capital gains tax Cut and sought to increase incentive for saving by expanding tax deductible iras republicans delighted in pointing out that the democratic plan would have been financed by a increase albeit on the nation s wealthiest couples and individuals. The capital gains reduction which is considerably different from the one Bush proposed is part of a massive Bill whose chief purpose is to reduce the budget deficit a final vote on the package is Likely next week. The capital Gams Issue will be fought again in the Senate finance committee chairman Lloyd Bentsen a Texas and 34 other democrats Are proposing expanded iras As a substitute but without the tax increase. Under the plan endorsed by the House the 33 percent maximum tax on capital gains which Are profits from the Sale of stocks and other invest ments would be Cut to 19.6 percent for 27 ninth. It then would be raised to 28 percent burial in Philippines denied Marcos succumbs at 72 Honolulu a Ferdinand e. Marcos succumbed to cardiac arrest thursday but even in death he remained an unwanted exile his re Mains barred from . Air lanes his political legacy still stirring passions m his philippine Homeland Marcos who ruled the Philippines for More than 20 years before being ousted in february 1986, died at 12 40 thursday at St. Francis medical Center. He was 72. Doctors said kidney and lung failure and a widespread infection contributed to the cardiac arrest listed As the cause of death the canny combative politician who governed at times As a Democrat at times As a dictator died without facing trial on . Criminal charges he plundered the philippine Treasury while Marcos spent nearly 10 months in the Hospital his family begged philippine president Corazon Aquino to let him come Home to die but she refused mrs Aquino took office As a result of the popu Lar revolt that drove Marcos into exile and her government has survived six armed attempts to overthrow it she said she refused again after his death to allow his burial in the Philippines for the Sake of the Tranquillity of the state and the order of society philippine opposition leaders urged her to re consider it is just so wrong it is his Birthright he is a filipino the greatest said Joe Lazo president of the Honolulu group friends of mar cos. Later thursday the Federal aviation administration in Washington prohibited any aircraft see Marcos on Page a 4 Ferdinand Marcos exiled Leader Centennial criticizes to tech by Diane Marczely staff writer in a report that criticized almost every aspect of the Middle Bucks area vocational technical school a Centennial school District task Force recommended immediate evaluations of the school s curriculum class sizes and cooperative education program. It also recommended reviews of its programs testing and committees in addition the task Force suggested the Centen Nial school Board consider offering vocational tech Nical programs at the District s High school and contracting with private Trade schools or Eastern Montgomery county s to tech to educate its Stu dents the task Force also noted discipline problems at the school. Patnock Cummings a member of the five member task Force told the school Board the school has not been run properly and noted a Lack of control he observed during the committee s May visit there. Despite the findings and recommendations presented to the Board this week the task Force indicated it supports both the concept of to tech Educa Tion and the school itself. Centennial sent 178 students 11 percent of Wil Liam Tennent High school s enrolment to the Warwick school in 1938-89. This is More than the other three Public school districts Central Bucks Council Rock and new Hope Solebury that Send students to the to tech. Archbishop Wood High school students also go to the school. School director William o Good said Many of the changes the Centennial task Force suggested for the facility were being made before the report came out a year and a half ago if the report were written it would be very said Good who had not seen the report As of thursday afternoon. He said discipline problems at the school have been corrected and called an indecent assault on a physically handicapped girl there an isolated Inci Dent five boys from the school were convicted of the assaults which happened As often As two or three see Centennial on Page a 5 a attorney Pon Ders missed judgeship by James e. Stanton Calkins newspapers for a Brief moment it was Al most Camelot for Bucks county attorney Miriam Reimel. I was waiting for his gov Robert p. Casey s phone said Reimel who stood to be come the second woman to sit on the Bucks county court of com Mon pleas Reimel a Democrat from Middletown said that she had heard a report that her name was on the governor s desk awaiting his nomination to a vacancy on the Bucks Bench Reimel s Ascendancy to the Bench would have made Bucks county history with Democrat Susan d Scott virtually assured election in november to judge Oscar s Bortner s seat there would have been two women on the Bucks Bench in 1990, a first. For some reason Beimel s name was not sent to the state Senate on sept. 20, Casey announced he was sending the name of John j. Rufe to the Senate for its confirmation to fill the seat vacated by judge Paul r. Beckert the Senate has 25 legislative Days to act on Rufe an upper Bucks Democrat brother of incumbent Bucks judge William Hart Rufe i. See candidate on Page a 4 to billion Hud losses May skyrocket Washington a disclosure of massive Cha mortgage insurance losses half to fraud and mismanage ment has tripled to nearly billion the Cost to taxpayers of the still unfolding scandals at the department of housing and Urban development officials said thursday previous estimates had put the total Cost at 2 billion for the wide scale fraud influence peddling insider Deal ing and mismanagement at Hud Dur ing the Reagan administration that has been uncovered since last Spring. But new estimates thursday put the Tab at 9 billion including at least s3.2 billion in newly uncovered Federal housing administration losses to de faults on Home mortgages in 1988 and anticipated Cha losses this year of up to billion rep. Charles Schumer d-n.y., chair Man of a special House budget com Mittee task Force examining urgent Fis Cal issues in the Wake of the savings and loan and farm credit crises called it a conservative estimate it sounds like a reasonable estimate to Paul Adams Hud s inspector general told the panel. Adams is the official whose report last Spring on favouritism in the Grant ing of housing rehabilitation Grants touched off an Avalanche of congressional and Justice department investigations into abuses at Hud under for Mer Secretary Samuel Pierce or comptroller general Charles Bowsher told the panel the chief causes of the Pha mortgage insurance losses to taling billion last year were the same As those that set off the in see losses on Page a 12 Warwick moves toward a wage tax by Dona m. Amid staff writer the Warwick township Board of supervisors Rno Vea a step closer u enacting an earned income tax thursday when it authorized the township solicitor to advertise a Public hearing oct. 23 to discuss the tax. The Board also moved to provide zoning Relief for Orchard Valley farms by directing the solicitor to advertise a Public meeting to discuss modifications ill uie soiling according to the supervisors the township is not interested in levying another tax but it has been left with Little Choice Given the Central Bucks school District s intention to adopt a 1 percent earned income tax. By passing its own earned income tax the township guarantees that 0.5 0w -4-w this on our part is strictly a defensive said supervisor vice chairman Alexander w. Brasko. See Warwick on Page a 4 Quick read Quick Bead it digest of tote most important and interesting news in today s newspaper appears on Page 2. The news Roundup is designed primarily for people who find their time is limited in the Early morning and took Forward to enjoying the news paper later in the Day. It also it a convenient guide subscribers prove of particular interest to them detailed Index on Page a 2 new break the Region is famous if you live in Rich Lathi the name of your Towa ship is on a cigarette Box. If you live in new Hope your town s name is port of a slogan for a cleaning product new Hope for the latent local name has shown up on the cover of a paperback Book Isaw last week the harrowing of Chry the Book seems to be quite mystical inc ii i j air i i i j that it was an overview of county. I mentioned this to Ray wife and she pointed out

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