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Page 2-Friday, April 3, 1981-The Michigan Daily
FE Senate passes $87

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WASHINGTON (AP)-The Senate
handed President Reagan the biggest
legislative triumph of his young ad-
ministration last night, voting over-
whelming approval of a plan to force
$87 billion in budget cuts over the next
three years.
The bill, attacked by outnumbered
liberals as a "cruel abandonment" of
the nation's needy but hailed by
Republicans and most Democrats as a
historic turning point in the battle to
control spending, passed on a vote of 88-
10.
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ment in fiscal responsibility," Budget
Committee Chairman Pete Domenici
(R-N.M.) said of the measure, which
calls for savings of $2.3 billion this year,
$36.9 billion in 1982, and $47.7 billion in
1983.
The bill follows Reagan's own
proposals for cuts virtually dollar-for-
dollar. Its passage came with unusual
swiftness, less than a month after the
president delivered his final recom-
mendations to Congress on March 10.
But in addition to being a triumph for
the president, the measure represented
an achievement for the Republicans,
who used their new majority in the
Senate to reject more than two dozen
Democratic attempts to restore cuts in
their favorite social programs.
SHORTLY BEFORE the final vote,
Sen. Alan Cranston (D-Cal.) blasted the
package, with deep cuts in social
programs such as jobless, food stamp
and education benefits as "cruel aban-
donment" of the nation's needy.
Complaining about "hardened
Republican hearts," he said:
"Republican rigidity won the day. But
the Republican victory may be a costly
victory for the nation."
The measure, which orders
congressional committees to make the
cuts in programs under their control,
now goes to the House, where Domenici
virtually challenged majority
Democrats to follow suit. "I think the
U.S. House will have to respond not only
with quick action . .. but I think they
will also have to take a look at the size."

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THE SENATE took its action as one
key House Republican declared, "we
have an opportunity to win" in the
House, too, despite the Democratic
majority.
Rep. Delbert Latta of Ohio, ranking
Republican on the House Budget Com-
mittee, said outnumbered Republicans
on the panel are "definitely and com-
pletely committed to the president's
package."
Senate Republicans, rushing to do the
president's bidding, defended the cuts
as historic.
"WE'RE TRYING to reverse the
trend in a drastic increase in federal
spending," said Sen. Dan Quayle (R-
Ind.)
In days of maneuvering leading up to
the final Senate vote, outnumbered
Democrats forced Republicans to stand
up and vote to reaffirm cuts in social
programs.
But they failed time after time, as
Republicans backed the president.
"Forgive them, Father, they know
not what they do," Sen. Thomas
Eagleton (D-Mo.) declared as he
argued against Republican-backed
reductionsinsthe National Science
Foundation budget.
The legislation they were debating
requires congressional committees to
make cuts in programs they oversee.
The bill assumes those panels will
follow through with huge reductions in
food stamps, education, unemployment
benefits and other social programs.

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IN BRIEF
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press international reports
Long coal strike ahead,
UMW official says
A union official yesterday predicted a lengthy strike by the nation's 160,000
soft-coal miners. West Virginia Gov. Jay Rockefeller urged both sides to
resume bargaining in the week-old walkout.
Union spokesman Eldon Callen said the tentative agreement between
United Mine Workers negotiators and soft-coal operators was turned down
Tuesday because of internal UMW politics.
There was no word from Washington on whether negotiations would
resume soon.
Atlanta killer may react
strongly to publicity
ATLANTA-There were factors other than age that led police to add Eddie
Lamar "Bubba" Duncan, a retarded 21-year-old, to the list of 24 young
Atlanta blacks murdered or missing in the last 20 months, officials said
yesterday.
"Age was not the only factor," Public Safety Commissioner Lee Brown
told a news conference. "We considered where the body was found, the
method of death, and the clothing, or lack of it."
Formation of a "bat patrol" to protect black children at a housing project
from the city's child killers apparently was taken as a challenge that led to
the death of Duncan, investigators said yesterday.
U.S. may have first Mexican-
American mayor tomorrow
SAN ANTONIO, Texas-Henry Cisneros, urban affairs professor and city
councilman, is running in an election tomorrow that could make him the first
big city Mexican-American mayor in the United States.
Cisneros, 33-year-old protege of former cabinet secretary Elliot Richar-
dson, is favored to win the eight-man mayoral contest.
Cisneros' closest competitor for the city's chief executive post,
businessman and city council member John Steen, says his pre-election polls
show he has been rapidly gaining ground on the Harvard-educated Cisneros,
but still lags behind.
More than half the city's 800,000 people are Hispanic, but neither candidate
has made ethnic background a campaign issue. Mexican-American political
power in San Antonio peaked in 1977 with a city council majority of
Hispanics.
Christian neighborhoods in
Beirut shelled for several hours
BEIRUT, Lebanon-Tank, rocket, and artillery fire battered Christian
neighborhoods in east Beirut for several hours yesterday, closing the inter-
national airport, and by one account, killing dozens of civilians.
Zahleh, a Roman Catholic city 30 miles to the east, was under Syrian tank
fire for the second consecutive day. The Syrians, who have been here as
peacekeepers since a cease-fire in the 1975-76 civil war, said the shelling was
an attempt to stop the rightist Christians from strengthening their militia
base:
A shaky cease-fire, which took hold by nightfall after a plea by President
Elias Sarkis, was interrupted by sniper fire between the Christian and
Moslem sectors of the city.
In response to the shelling, Israeli Defense Minister Mordechai Zippori
said Israel "will not stand quiet if there is a threat to the Christian com-
munity" in Lebanon.
Prime mnister cnshes Thaicoup
BANGKOK, Thailand-Prime Minister Prem Tinsulanonda crushed a
two-day-old coup by senior military officers this morning, sending thousands
of troops into Bangkok to seize army and government headquarters, the air-
port, and all radio and television stations. There were no reports of fighting
and the coup leaders fled.
A radio report said coup leader Gen. Sant Chitpatima and other rebel of
ficers were aboard two helicopters that left army headquarters as the
government troops moved into the city. It said they flew to the west.
Prem, who fled the capital with the entire royal family after the coup star-
ted early Wednesday and went to Korat, 150 miles to the northeast, had -
broadcast by radio a warning for all civilians to move at least half a mile"
from government house and army headquarters in the center of the city4
where the coup leaders had their command post.

No shots could be heard in the central city.
Vol. XCI, No. 149
Friday, April 3, 1981
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