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Jacksonville Journal Courier (Newspaper) - May 14, 1990, Jacksonville, Illinois Markao Smuc journal courier oldest continuously published newspaper in Illinois a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a ii monday news at a glance Bush links tax hikes to line item veto a Washington apr 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. A we should t consider a tax increase independently of major budget process Reform Quot White House budget director Richard g. Darman said. Otherwise he said Quot the Money would be spent and it reduce the Darmand a comments on Abc to s Quot this week with David Brinkley Quot 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 Quot pledge to congressional democrats. 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 to s a face the nation show sunday the administration is still Quot Likely to look askance at a tax hike. Agreement on German economic merger done a Bonn West Garmany apr experts drafted a treaty for merging the German economies but left out the sensitive issues of How to shift East Germany s Public property to the private sector officials said sunday. Experts from the two countries completed a weekend bargaining session that produced a Basic plan for merging the economies and social institutions of the nations by july West German government spokesman Dieter Vogel said. The agreement is by no Means final however and will now be debated by politicians in both countries. The two parliaments Are expected to vote on it by july 21. East German prime minister Lothar de Maiziere and Chancellor Helmut Kohl of West Germany Are to meet in East Berlin on monday to discuss the plan the East German state news Agency adn said. Dubcek 1968 uprising aided today a changes a Washington apr Czechoslovakia s Alexander Dubcek said sunday that the Prague Spring Reform movement of 1968, crushed by red army tanks helped Plant the seeds of the revolutionary changes now sweeping Eastern Europe. Dubcek delivering the commencement address at american University also said Czechoslovakia began to fear a loss of identity after the soviet invasion of 1968. But he said the country s push toward Reform More than two decades ago influenced today s changes in Eastern Europe. Dubcek said soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov had written him a letter shortly before he died last year and recalled the Hope that Prague Spring had Given him and the bitterness that followed during years when a time stood romanian refugees pour into e. Germany a East Berlin apr the mess Hall is a mess the army Cook is harried and the jostling line of anxious diners is ready for a military meal of meat and potatoes. These Are not East German soldiers on a Chow break however but romanians on the run. Scores Are fleeing their East bloc nation daily for a former communist country that has moved More quickly toward Reform. About 700 romanians and a few Hundred bulgarians have packed into two Barracks at an East German army base on the outskirts of Berlin. Hundreds More Are housed in a building once used by East Germany s feared secret police. East Germany reeling from a Creaky Economy and an exodus of its own citizens to West Germany suddenly finds itself luring other East europeans whose countries do not have a wealthy neighbor to help them emerge from four decades of oppression. The government said it decided last week to begin housing and feeding the romanians and bulgarians who show up daily in train stations with battered bags of belongings but no Money. Index Page almanac.3 Ann landers.3 classified.10-12 comics.9 crossword puzzle.9,13 dear abby.3 editorials.4 entertainment.5 health.3 horoscope.13 Jacoby on bridge.3 Polly a pointers.3 sports.6-8 television schedule.5 a Chance of rain monday partly sunny and warmer a 30 percent Chance of thunderstorms High 75 to 80. South winds 10 to 20 Mph. Monday night partly Cloudy Low in the Middle or upper 50s. Tuesday a 30 percent Chance of thunderstorms High 75 to 86. Mora weather on oboe two. Rebels suspected of killing . Servicemen slain on eve of talks on bases in Philippines Manila Philippines apr suspected communist rebels killed two american servicemen near an air base sunday on the eve of talks Between the United states and the Philippines on extending the lease on . Military bases. A third american told reporters he managed to escape. The assailants also escaped and there was no immediate claim of responsibility. However the Clark area has been a communist stronghold since the 1940s, and sgt. Robert Abad of the National police operations Center for Central Luzon said authorities suspected communist rebels. Abad said the americans who were wearing civilian clothes were slain about 8 30 . 8.30 . Edt near a hotel a half mile from the main Gate at .-run Clark air base 50 Miles North of Manila. An air Force spokesman maj. Wayne Crist confirmed the killings but gave no details. He refused to release the names or hometowns pending notification of relatives philippine police identified the dead As airman John Raven 21, and airman James Green 22. They were assigned to the 8th aircraft generation Squadron on temporary duty Here from Kunsan air base to Miles South of Seoul South Korea. 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. Quot i ducked and ran Back toward the hotel Quot Moore said. He said his unit arrived in the Philippines on May 3 for the annual Cope Thunder military exercise which ends Friday. Armed filipino troops were deployed around Clark after the killings. It was the first attack on americans at Clark since october 1987, when three americans and a filipino civilian were slain by rebels outside the base. Including the two men sunday eight americans have died in politically motivated slayings in the Phillip Ines since april 1989. . Officials believe All the killings were carried out by communist rebels. . And philippine officials had expressed concern the communist rebel new Peoples army would try to kill americans before the talks which were to begin monday on extending the lease on Clark the Subic Bay naval base and four smaller facilities. The lease expires in september 1991. Midwest Bankers see Farmland values rising mothers Day kiss Champaign apr the value of Farmland in the Midwest continues to Rise and now is about one third higher than it was when prices reached their Low Early in 1987, according to a Survey of Bankers. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago said its Survey of 450 agricultural Bankers in five states indicated that land values Rose an average of 2.7 percent during the first Quarter of 1990. Bank analyst Peter Heffeman said that was the 12th consecutive quarterly Rise in land values. The Survey completed earlier this month included Bankers in Illinois Indiana Iowa Wisconsin and Michigan. Quot the continued strength in Farmland values reflects a Strong Pace of transactions during the last six months and further gains in Farmland rental rates across most of the District Quot said Heffeman. However he said the situation varied from state to state. Iowa and Michigan Bankers said Farmland values Rose about 4 percent in january february and March compared with the last three months of 1989. Bankers in Illinois and Wisconsin reported increases of about 2 percent while Indiana Bankers reported no change following a Sharp increase in Farmland values at the end of 1989. Heffeman said the Pace of farm real estate transactions across the District remained High. A about 46 percent of the Survey respondents indicated that the number of farms sold in their areas Dur ing the previous six months was above the level of the comparable period of a year earlier Quot said Heffeman. Quot along with the number of farms sold the total acreage involved appears to be up As Well Quot he added. Heffeman said the Bankers responses indicated that Farmers themselves were responsible for most of the increase in land buying in the District. Interest rates charged for real estate Loans continued to decline the Survey suggested. Heffeman said the average was 11.07 percent during the first Quarter of 1990 a Down slightly from the fourth Quarter of 1989. Rates ranged from a Low of 10.8 percent in Iowa to 11.6 percent in Michigan he said. Quot Cash rental rates on District Farmland after Steep declines in the mid 1980s, have trended higher for the last few years Quot said Heffer Nan. Quot Bankers. Indicated that Cash rental rates for 1990 averaged about 2.3 percent higher than last the strongest gain in Cash rental rates was nearly 6 percent in Wisconsin. Bankers in Illinois Indiana and Michigan reported increases of 3.5 percent in rental rates while Iowa Bankers said there was no change. Quot District agricultural Bankers remain optimistic regarding the trend in Farmland values during the second Quarter a said Heffeman. He said More than 27 percent of the Bankers expect Farmland values to continue to Rise through june while nearly 71 percent expect them to be stable. Api Arlington a. A former hostage Robert Polhill kisses his Mother Ruth Polhill prior to a mothers Day Brunch. This was the first time Polhill had seen his Mother since his release three weeks ago. Walesa Calls for a War on polish govt Warsaw Poland apr Solidarity Leader Lech Walesa said sunday he was ready to do Battle with former allies in the non communist government accusing them of being slow in carrying out economic and political reforms. Addressing the National citizens committee Solidarity a political Wing Walesa said a fight was needed to stir up ideas so the government does not become too isolated from the people. Quot i know that i have offended a lot of people Quot Walesa said then added defiantly Quot i would like to offend even he said he had refrained from directly challenging the government led by prime minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki since it took office last fall Quot because i was convinced that everything would go on All Quot today i return from this leave because i want to have a War. A War that gives peace to the society at the the Solidarity Leader has pitted himself against what he Calls the Quot eggheads in Warsaw a saying they Are not producing Concrete results for poles who expect Radical changes from economic and political reforms. Specifically Walesa has criticized the government he helped create last August for its slow Pace at privatizing the state dominated Economy and for retaining communist holdovers in economic and government jobs. Underlying the dispute Are hints by Walesa re elected last month As chairman of the 2 million member Trade Union that he wants to be president of Poland to help accelerate changes. His former allies and advisers who now com prise the top echelons of government have received the notion cooly with suggestions Walesa is too impulsive and lacks the cultured presence a president needs. Instead some parliament deputies Are pushing Mazowiecki As the proper successor to president Wojciech Jaruzelski. The former communist leaders term lasts until 1995, but it is believed he will step Down before then. Walesa did not mention any presidential ambitions at the meeting sunday but he made it Clear he would not shirk from a fight. Quot my theory is Short War at the top and peace at the Bottom. But if it is peace at the top then there will be War at the Bottom Quot he told the Assembly at Warsaw University a main auditorium. Economists fear Large cuts in spending could Spur recession by Martin Crutsinger economics Wrner Washington president Bush a Surprise move to seek a grand budget Compromise with Congress could backfire and hand the president the very recession he had hoped to avoid private economists warn. The fear is that cutting the budget deficit by the size being discussed a a combination of spending restraints and new taxes in the Range of $60 billion to $100 billion a would take a lot of steam out of the Economy. A with economic growth Only expected to average an anaemic 2 per cent this year such a Wallop could easily push the country into a recession putting an end to the longest peacetime expansion on record. Quot this could be a classic Case of doing the right thing at the wrong time Quot said David Jones an economist at Aubrey g. Can Stoa 8c co. In new York. Jones predicted that the Adverse Impact from a budget agreement would hit in late 1991 or Early 1992, at which time the loss of government spending in both Domestic and military programs and lower disposable income from higher taxes would be enough to trigger an economic slump. However other economists argued that the president is right to take the risk of reaching a far reaching agreement that finally would resolve the deficit problem that has plagued the country for nearly a decade. These economists believe a successful budget reduction package would result in a significant drop in interest rates reflecting a reduced government Drain on capital markets. Quot it would be unfortunate if a weak Economy deterred the president and Congress from making a major fix on the budget Quot said Allen Sinai chief economist of the Boston co. Quot it really is the right time provided that the Federal Reserve responds to offset the budgetary but even the optimists concede that such a scenario will be difficult to pull off Given the fact that actions such As tax increases and moves by the fed to lower interest rates often have Long and unpredictable lag times. A Economy see Page two lebanese Leader offers to Swap moslem prisoners for Western hostages Beirut Lebanon a a resident of the Ein Rumanes area salvages that he can from what is Asj Ivr left of his apartment sunday morning. The building a it photo was destroyed during fighting Between rival Christian factions. J Marj Ayoun Lebanon apr the commander of israelis proxy Force in Southern Lebanon said sunday he is ready to Swap a Quot Large number Quot of the 300 moslem 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 in the 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 with the associated press at his single Story Stone House in the Sla compound in Marjaun. 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 asked about Lahado a offer said Quot i done to think it depends on la had 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 six 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 a. He was kidnapped on March 16, 1985. Two american hostages Robert Polhill and Frank Reed were released by their pro iranian captors last month As a Quot Goodwill since then however there have been contradictory statements from Iran on any further releases. President Bush has refused to Deal for Freedom for the hostages who include six americans. There was no immediate reaction to Lahdo a offer from the pro iranian factions holding hostages from lebanese clergymen or from Iran. Iranian leaders hoping to improve ties with the West have said All hostages should be freed this year. But radicals argue that holding hostages is a Means of confronting the West which the anti Western faction considers a Cornerstone of the 1979 islamic revolution. In the past kidnappers and their backers have said the release of the shiites held by the Sla Andl Israel Tun nirl Nln Wurl Tho vol. 159�?no. 288 suburban zone�?50 cents Jacksonville Illinois. Monday. May 14. 1990 City zone a 35 cents fourteen pages

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