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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - May 20, 1983, Darmstadt, HessePage 4 the stars and stripes Friday May 20, 1983 it s Grunt tougher gasp than it look a photo it s tree trunk tossing time in old new York. The Glen Riddich games were held recently a continuation of scottish sports that Are centuries old. One event is the Caber throw. A Caber is the trunk of a Young tree. One Hardy Kilt Clad competitor gives a Caber the old heave to in Cen trial Park. The Glen Riddich games were held to raise Money for the 125-year-old Park. Up to $1.38 trillion House oks $99 billion hike in . Debt Washington up the House in a Surprise move passed up a Chance for a dramatic political Battle and quietly agreed to increase the National debt the first step in ensuring an uninterrupted flow of government checks. The House wednesday agreed by voice vote to increase the government s borrow ing authority which expires at the end of the month by nearly $99 billion to $1.389 trillion. Last week Deputy Treasury Secretary Tim Mcnamar warned if the Congress does not act and the debt limit is not in creased the government will need to de Termine which obligations should be paid social Security checks payroll checks unemployment checks defense contracts or indeed whether for the first time in history the United states will default on its Mcnamar said current borrowing authority would expire this month. Ways and Means committee chairman Dan Rostenkowski d-i11., urging his col leagues to approve the increase that would fund the government through the end of september said a vote for an increase in the debt limit is not a vote to spend More but to pay debts already Rostenkowski said in the end it must be raised. Timing is critical and fundamental to government rep. Barber Conable of new York the panel s senior Republican reminded his colleagues that failure to pass the debt ceiling would coincide with the International economic Summit in Williamsburg va., at the end of the month. The Leader of the free economic world will be in Williamsburg Conable said. Don t put him in that position at that despite the undisputed need to increase the debt ceiling approval came As a sur prise to leaders of both parties who Only hours earlier predicted hot debate and pos sible failure on initial consideration. Nuke first strike most . Missiles would be destroyed if soviets launch perfect attack officer says Washington up the air Force said thursday that As much As 99 percent of . Land based intercontinental Range missiles could be wiped out if the soviet Union executed a perfect nuclear first strike against them in 1989. But the director of research for the air Force it. Gen. Lawrence Skantze said More than 1 percent of the . Missile Force would survive once the 1,047 missile silos Are hardened against attack. He could not say How Many More would be Able to ride out a first strike. I expect that we would raise that Low end of the survivability from 1 percent to a higher figure he told reporters at the Pentagon. At Issue is whether it would be Worth the estimated $16.6 billion to build and deploy 100 my missiles in hardened silos if most of those silos would be wiped out in a soviet attack. Skantze said no analysis has been con ducted to show How much additional survivability we can get once the silos Are hardened for deployment of the my. The question of the silos vulnerability to attack has been debated for More than 10 years since the Pentagon first began developing the my. There is a consensus that there is that vulnerability that is substantial Skantze said. The soviets have the capability of taking out All 1,047 nevertheless he said the estimate that nearly All of the silos would be destroyed is f a. My Mma Only approve of Reagan poll finds based on the worst assumptions about the kind of attack the soviets would be Able to carry out that is Moscow would Nave to execute a perfect attack. The statistical probabilities were contained in an air Force paper presented to the Senate armed services committee on May 3, Skantze said. They show the survivability rate of the existing missile Force from 1983 to 1989. For each year there is a worst Case and a Best Case scenario. For example in 1989, the estimates show that in the Best Case 8 percent of the silos would survive. In the worst Case Only 1 percent would survive. The average is Between 4 and 5 percent Skantze said. New York a president Rea Gan s Overall handling of his Job won approval from 53 percent of americans recently polled the highest showing in that poll since november 1981. The Abc news Washington Post poll released wednesday said 42 percent of the 1,501 people polled disapproved of his performance in office. The remainder were undecided. The poll s margin of error is 3 percent. In interviews May 11-15, 48 percent of those queried were optimistic about the Economy also the highest such figure since november 1981. Nearly half 43 percent regarded the Economy As improving up six Points in a month and the High est since the poll began its questioning when Reagan took office. Abc news reported that 49 percent of those polled approved the Way Reagan is attacking inflation and 46 percent disapproved. Concerning unemployment the poll found 51 percent disapproved and 35percent approved. His Middle East policy met approval from 43 percent and 38 percent disapproved. Reagan s nuclear weapons policies met disapproval by 45 percent of those polled 42 percent approved. For 1983, As Many As 3 silos would survive in a Best Case percent would ride out an attack in a worst Case scenario the general said. Man of 1,000 voices Dies Skokie 111. A Paul j. Radio actor known As the Man Olvo ices died Here at the age of 64. Barnes was Best known As Captain Midnight

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