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Frederick News-Post (Newspaper) - May 16, 1990, Frederick, Maryland The Frederick Post Frederick md., wednesday May a-3 nation world soviet loyalists move in Baltic Vilnius . A soviet loyalists converged on the secessionist parliaments of Estonia and Latvia on tuesday and one bal tic Premier broadcast an Appeal to save off a coup attempt As protesters raised the Hammer and sickle Flag Over his office building. People come Here to save prime minister Edgar Savisaar said in a Tallinn radio address As a crowd estimated at up to took Over parts of the too pea Palace government building and a Square outside. There is a coup attempt he said in the broadcast monitored in Moscow and transcribed by the estonian news Agency Eta. Tallinn and the latvian capital of Riga were described As peaceful tuesday night although soviet foreign minister Eduard a. Shevardnadze warned of anarchy in the Baltic states As he prepared for a round of meetings in Moscow with . Secretary of state James a. Baker Iii. After or. Savisaar s evening broadcast thousands of Tallinn residents rushed to the Palace and hoisted the pre soviet Blue White and Black Banner that was raised last week when parliament restored a 1937 Independence charter. Pro Independence demonstrators formed two human chains through which soviet loyalists were allowed to leave the area Eta reported. Calm returned to the City by ., estonian reports said. Finnish television said pro Independence crowds guarded government broadcasting stations during the night to Block any takeover attempt. Popular front Security guards were also assigned around the clock to other government buildings Eta reported. Eta estimated the Moscow loyalists at with a Core of about 400 who tried to overturn a police truck in the Palace courtyard. It put pro Independence forces at finnish to estimated the anti Independence crowd at 5.000 to and secessionist demonstrators at the incident lasted two hours. A similar confrontation occurred in the latvian capital of Riga where for the second Day whistling and jeering soviet soldiers tried to muscle into the parliament building but were blocked by pro Independence crowds. About two dozen Interior ministry troops wielding truncheons helped drive Back the soldiers and their civilian supporters said Ivars embrekts an american working at the latvian parliament. Soviet helicopters scattered leaflets the Day before urging residents to storm the building. Bush pledges to share budget heat with dems the associated press president Bush meets with from left House speaker Thomas Foley Senate majority Leader George Mitchell and Senate minority Leader Robert Dole during talks on ways to reduce the budget deficit. Washington a president Bush opened the Domestic budget Summit tuesday by calling the . Economy not As Strong or secure As it should be and urging fast action to trim a widening Federal budget Defi Cit. At the same time or. Bush assured the team of 21 congressional negotiators there was no immediate crisis participants said. Lawmakers who attended the one hour 40-minute session at the White House said the president did not bring up the possibility of tax increases to Cut the deficit nor make any other specific recommendations. But he promised to share the responsibility with Congress for difficult and unpopular measures to try to slash billion or More from the deficit the participants said. It was pretty Clear that we re going to share the said House budget committee chairman Leon Panetta a Calif. Democrats who approached tuesday s budget talks with some scepticism said afterwards they were willing to join the Republican administration in a full scale assault on the nation s deficit problems. We re going into these talks in Good Faith and with an Effort to find a constructive said House speaker Thomas s. Foley a Wash. We re not going in with any other purpose but Senate majority Leader George Mitchell a Maine said he could not say whether or. Bush s words to negotiators would diminish democratic suspicion that the administration might be setting a trap to blame democrats for tax increases striking workers paralyse Nicaragua briefs terrorist retaliation urged Washington of a presidential commission said tuesday the Federal government should respond to air terrorism by preemptive or retaliatory military strikes As it reforms failed efforts to ensure that the skies Are Safe. The panel convened to investigate the 1988 bombing of pan am flight 103 Over Lockerbie Scotland also called for a system to notify Passen Gers of credible terrorist threats and said the government should take More seriously the possibility of terrorist strikes in the United states. Baker in Moscow for talks Moscow a Secretary of state James a. Baker Iii backed by three dozen advisers arrived in the soviet capital tuesday to try to overcome deep differences Over missile reductions that could impede Success at the Washington Summit. Soviet president Mikhail s. Gorbachev is due to see president Bush in Only two weeks and senior Baker aides said on the flight to Moscow that at least four key issues were unresolved. Already the two sides have decided to resume negotiations in Geneva right after or. Baker concludes his visit on saturday take a break for the May 30-june 3 Summit and then work through the summer. Rebels threaten More killing Manila Philippines a communist rebels claimed responsibility tuesday for the weekend slaying of two american airmen and threatened More killings until All . Military members leave the country. Also tuesday president Corazon Aquino s government formally told the United states that the lease on the six military bases Here expires in september 1991 and cannot be extended. The move was largely symbolic and and filipino officials said it does not Rule out a new Accord. Bush gifts total Washington a president Bush and his wife received at least Worth of personal gifts last year from three Small tins of caviar to a ?995 pair of Cowboy boots the White House disclosed tuesday among the gifts a Box of Glass Christmas ornaments and tinsel from the communist president of the . Vice president Dan Quayle and his wife Marilyn did nearly As Well collecting in personal presents including a pair of Hunting knives Worth and an inaugural medal and Charm valued at Ink tags mess up thieves new York a in an attempt to deter increasingly Crafty shoplifters a growing number of clothing stores Are turning to a sort of doomsday device a tag that if tampered with squirts the garment with an indelible Dye. The theory sometimes you have to rum a dress to save it. If thieves know they can t sell it and they can t Wear it then they won t steal says Don Barnett whose company makes co Ortag one of two such products on the Market. Managua Nicaragua a thousands of striking workers paralysed the government tuesday and vice president Virgnio Godoy said the opposition sandinista were Irvine to overthrow president it was the most serious threat to the 19-Day-old government of presi Dent Violeta Barrios de Chamorro who Defeated the leftist sandinista at the polls feb. 25, riot police fired tear Gas into the foreign ministry building to disperse workers who occupied the building but state employees retook the premises immediately and pushed out the police. Strikers ignored threats of massive firings from the government. It was just one of several govern ment Diu Ungs occupied of Sui Keis mrs. Chamorro s whereabouts were not immediately known at most buildings police merely stood out Side. There was no sign of any army presence. Telephone Telegraph and telex communications went dead cutting off Nicaragua from the rest of the world. Workers threatened to Cut off electricity to the City in the after noon to be followed by the water Supply. Both electrical and water ministries were occupied by strikers. I Bickta Oia ii j cur the people own the government not the and not one step were some of the slogans chanted by strikers at government buildings. Public school teachers and communication workers joined the striking Public employees pressing for a wage hike to compensate for skyrocketing inflation now Esti mated at 70 percent a month. The government employees a majority of them sandinista put there by the previous leftist restoration of a Public service Law that provided them with Job Security. A commentator on radio Sandino the sandinista party broadcasting station demanded that mrs. Chamorro who took office april 25 for a six year term step Down. 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