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Joplin Globe (Newspaper) - May 16, 1990, Joplin, Missouri 2a 3f e a a a a a a Iobe the nation wednesday May 16, 1990bush urges fast action to trim budget deficit Washington apr president Bush opened the Domestic budget Summit tuesday by calling the . Economy Quot not As Strong or secure As it should be and urging fast action to trim a widening Federal budget deficit. At the same time 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 $50 billion or More from the deficit the participants said. Quot it was pretty Clear that we re going to share the heat a said House budget committee chairman Leon Panetta a Calif. Democrats who approached tuesdays budget talks with some scepticism said afterwards they were willing to join the Republican administration in a full scale assault on the nations deficit problems. Quot we re going into these talks in . Military should strike air terrorists panel says commission says Lockerbie disaster a May Well have been preventable Washington apr a presidential commission said tuesday the Federal government should respond to air terrorism with Quot preemptive or retaliatory military strikes As it reforms failed efforts to ensure Safe skies. The panel convened to investigate the 1988 bombing of pan am flight 103 Over Lockerbie Scotland also called for a system to notify passengers of credible terrorist threats and said the government should take More seriously the possibility of terrorist strikes in the United states. The seven member commission proposed Quot major reforms in the Federal aviation administration and called for a halt to a key Faa a program to combat terrorism a the installation of sophisticated Thermal Neutron analysis Tea machines at 150 High risk airports around the world. White House and transportation department officials said they would study the report and consider implementing some of its recommendations. Relatives of victims generally praised the report but some said they disagreed with the proposal to Stop Tea installations and a spokesman for British victims said his group opposed any military action. The commissions report handed Concrete Bird Baths from 2 4� to president Bush on tuesday said the bomb that destroyed pan am 103 on dec. 21, 1988 Quot is believed to have weighed half or less than the amount the Tea machine would reliably detect. A but the Loe Kurbie disaster in which 270 people on the plane and on the ground died Quot May Well have been preventable a the commission said. The broadly critical report said the Federal Effort to ensure aviation safety Quot is seriously flawed and has failed to provide the proper level of Protection for airline passengers. Quot without doubt the Faass performance was nothing Short of dismal a said one commission member sen. Alfonse do Amato . The commission headed by former labor Secretary Ann Mclaughlin included two other former government figures and four members of Congress. After nine months of investigation and five hearings is. Mclaughlin told a news conference Quot it became Clear. That terrorists were Able to place a bomb on pan am 103 not because some one thing failed but because the aviation Security system addressing military strikes the report recommended Quot a More vigorous . Policy that not Only pursues and punishes terrorists but also makes state sponsors of terrorism pay a Price for their the report recommended Quot planning and training for preemptive or retaliatory military strikes against known terrorist enclaves in nations that Harbor them. Quot where such direct strikes Are inappropriate the commission recommends a lesser option including Covert operations to prevent disrupt or respond to terrorist in the United states the commission said the government should appoint Security managers for Domestic airports and assess the safety of . Airports from terrorists. The commission criticized the Faa the state department and pan am for failures before and after the Lockerbie bombing but did not Lay blame for the disaster. The panel steered Clear of the criminal investigation which has yet to result in charges. 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Deficit cuts of the magnitude being discussed by the president Likely would require a mix of deep spending cuts and tax increases. But in recent Days each Side has suggested the other would have to be the first to propose any tax increase. Bush declined to answer questions at a picture taking session As he and other top administration officials met with the congressional leaders in the Cabinet room. But White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater afterwards quoted Bush As telling the negotiators that while there was no Quot immediate crisis a fast action was crucial. A laser photo president Bush looks Over a report on aviation terrorism presented to him tuesday by Ann Dore Mclaughlin chairman of the aviation Security and terrorism commission. Notice if your Weed eater s working harder than your Lawn Mower have those stumps removed. Remove them quickly with a Vermeer stump grinding machine. 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