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State should lower
taxes, Lucas says
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Wayne County Executive William
Lucas said yesterday on campus that
the state should lower taxes in order
to attract more business to Michigan.
"In my opinion, we shouldn't roll
taxes back to 5.1 percent, but should
consider taking them as low as they
can go in order to make the state
competitive," Lucas told a crowd of 55
people in Hale Auditorium.
LUCAS SAID the role of gover-
nment is not to create jobs, but to
create an atmosphere which would at-
tract businesses to locate in Michigan.
He defined the government's role as
being "a role limited to providing
leadership and creating a competitive
Lucas said that Michigan still lags
behind the rest of the country in
economic recovery and needs to at-
tract businesses to create more jobs
and speed up the recovery.
and speed up the recovery.
He also spoke about the importance
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Rhodesia did before it was over-
However, he said the government
does impose several restrictions on
the press, such as banning coverage
of atomic energy in South Africa.
Reporting on such questions as
whether the country has an atomic
bomb can bring a writer a jail senten-
ce of up to 20 years.
THE MAIN source of censorship in
the nation's press, he said, is self-
inflicted. "You can publish the
bravest things in the morning, but you
could be out of business by lun-
chtime," he said. As a result, Pogrund
said lawyers at the Daily Mail were
consulted on stories an average of 13
times a day.
In addition, Pogrund said, there is
the fear of arrest. In the late 1960s, he
and Laurence Gandar, then the
paper's editor, were arrested after
printing a series of articles exposing
beatings and "general horrendous
conditions" in the nation's jails.
After a four-year trial, the two were
given suspended sentences. Pogrund
said his informants were jailed.
"It' going to be a bad few years,"
Pogrund said of South Africa's unrest.
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Floodwaters hit Washington"
Floodwaters that have killed 38 people in four states washed through
the streets of the nation's capital yesterday, inundating Washington's
posh Georgetown district and closing national monuments. Water 11 feet
deep covered the Richmond, Va., farmers' market.
Four days of heavy rain pushed rivers in the middle Atlantic states to
their highest crests in more than a century, forcing at least 20,000 people
to flee their homes and inflicted more than $350 million in damage.
The death toll stood at 38 -18 in West Virginia, 16 in Virginia, three in-
Pennsylvania and one in Maryland - and authorities in West Virginia
said they could not account for another 43 people in the flooded areas.
The rain ended Wednesday and Appalachian rivers began receding but
the water surged downstream under sunny skies toward Richmond and
Heckler's successor named
WASHINGTON - Otis Bowen, a former Indiana governor described as a
conservative country doctor, was selected by President Reagan yester-
day to be the next secretary of health and human services, replacing
Margaret Heckler who will become U.S. ambassador to Ireland.
Reagan said he picked Bowen "because of all the qualifications he has
in excess for this particular position," including experience as a family
doctor and medical professor and eight years as governor.
Reagan and Bowen, citing the nominee's pending confirmation
hearings in the Senate, declined to answer most questions from reporters
when they appeared in the president's Oval Office for the announcement.
But Bowen denied any illegal action in deciding to treat his terminally
ill wife some years ago with three drugs not approved by the Food and
Bowen had revealed his action in a 1981 speech to an American Medical
Association conference and criticized what he considered dawdling on
new drug approvals by FDA, which will be under his direction at HHS.
Caller asserts 'execution' of
American hostages in Beirut
BEIRUT, Lebanon - An anonymous caller said Islamic Jihad ex-
tremists planned to kill their half-dozen American hostages yesterday,
and a second caller claimed they were dead. But no bodies were found in
the designated spot.
The captives were to be "executed" by firing squad because indirect
negotiations with the United States had reached "a dead end," the first
man said in a call to a Western news agency.
In Washington, however, a White House official said "contacts" in the
Lebanon hostage case had not broken down. And President Reagan said
of the death threat, "Evidently there is no substantiation of that at all."
Since the calls could not be authenticated, it was impossible to deter-
mine whether they were a macabre hoax or simply a part of a war of
nerves being waged by the shadowy Shiite Moslem faction to pressure
Washington into making a deal.
Six Americans are missing in Lebanon. Islamic Jihad claimed Oct. 4 it
killed one of them, diplomat William Bucirley, 57. But no body has turned
Balanced budget fails
LANSING - The House yesterday refused to call for extraor-
dinary constitutional convention to draft an amendment requiring a
balanced federal budget.
The House on a 56-to-51 vote defeated a Senate-Passed resolution that
called on Congress to draftn afnendmnnt for ratification by the states,
or call a convention for that purpose. It was the second time his year the
House has narrowly rejected such a measure.
Lobbying on the issue had been fierce since approval of the resolution in
Michigan would have left backers of the balanced budget plan just one
state short of the 34 needed to force action.
House leaders said, by agreement of both sides, the vote will not be
Opponents of the resolution complained of alleged pressure tactics by
its suporters, including the Michigan State Chamber of Commerce.
Soldiers rescue hostages in
Colombian justice bldg. siege
BOGOTA, Colombia - Soldiers blew down walls of the Palace of
Justice with dynamite yesterday and rescued up to 48 hostages held by
leftist rebels. Officers said they found 50 bodies in the burned-out building
after "annihilating" the guerrillas.
Survivors said the guerrillas shot to death six Supreme Court judges,
including the chief justice.
Jorge Antonio Reina, a driver for the court, told radio station Caracol
that he saw April 19 Movement guerrillas kill four magistrates.
"They shot magistrate Manuel Goana Cruz here," he said, touching a
finger to his forehead. "They made him lie down on the floor, and that's
where they shot him, even though he was insisting that they should try to
negotiate," with the government.
Reina said the guerrillas earlier had killed three other judges, in-
cluding two from the Supreme Court.
Reina said the rebels decided yesterday morning to kill the justices
when it appeared the guerrillas' situation was hopeless.
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