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Balanced budget bill
WASHIGNTON (AP) -
Congressional negotiators ratified
landmark legislation yesterday
designed to force a balanced budget
by 1991, clearing the way for a rise in
the national debt limit to more than $2
The measure was cleared for votes
by the full House and Senate later in
the week as Congress, prodded by the
president, also labored on year-end
spending legislation and struggled to
save the president's cherished tax
overhaul proposal from oblivion.
4ENATE leaders said they would
attempt to complete work on the om-
nibus $490 billion spending bill during
the evening, even if that meant incon-
veniencing senators eager to attend a
formal Christmas party at the White
Once approved by the Senate, the
spending bill will have to be recon-
ciled with similar House-passed
measure in time to keep most federal
programs from running out of funds
tomorrow at midnight.
As for the .Democratic-drafted tax
bill - reluctantly endorsed by
Reagan as a "first step" toward
genuine overhaul - Democrats and
even some Republican critics said the
measure would likely survive a
showdown vote in the House later in
the week. But the plan suffered a 6lt
when Beryl Sprinkel, Reagan's chief
economic adviser, was quoted as
saying that the Democratic-drafted
measure would "play hell with the
REP. JOHN Duncan, (R-Tenn.,)
said Sprinkel made his comment to
two congressmen during a white
House meeting, but the ad-
ministration economics adviser could
not be reached for comment.
With Congress nursing faint hopes
of wrapping up its 1985 business by the
end of the week, the day began with a
White House meeting in which
Reagan urged legislative leaders to
complete work on the five-year
deficit-reduction plan and the spen-
ding bill and advance the tax measure
to the Senate.
Despite the evident good cheer
around the polished mahogany table
in the White House Cabinet Room,
Sen. Mark Hatfield (R-Oreg.), said
"nothing" was agreed upon. And
House Republican leaders continued
to rebel against Reagan's call to vote
for the Democratic tax overhaul bill
later this week as a "first step"' that
can be substantially revised next year
in the GOP-controlled Senate.
The plan designed to balance the
budget would trigger automatic cut-
backs in defense and domestic
programs in each of the next five
years if Congress does not gradually
make spending cuts on its own, star-
ting with reductions of $11.7 billion in
1986. Administration officials pressed
until the last moment for concessions
designed to shield the defense budget
from deep cuts, and while GOP sour-
ces said they expected Reagan would
sign the measure, there was no formal
word from the White House.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -
Columbia University Law School
Dean Benno Schmidt will be
named the 20th president of Yale
University, a newspaper reported
Schmidt, a graduate of Yale, was
named yesterday to succeed A. Bar-
tlett Giamatti, who announced in April
that he is retiring June 30 from the
post he has held for eight years, the
New Haven Journal Courier reported.
YALE spokesman Walter Littell
refused to comment on the report.
Yale spokeswoman Martha McCor-
mick said Giamatti's successor would
be on hand when the announcement
was made yesterday.
Schmidt, contacted at his home in
New York City, declined comment but
refused to rule himself out as a can-
"I can't say anything . . . really,"
said Schmidt, who was appointed
dean of Columbia's law school in July
1984. He said he was on "strict radio
silence" about the matter.
The newspaper, which did not
disclose the source of its information
said Schmidt was the apparent choice
from among 430 initial candidates, in-
cluding Vartan Gregorian, president
of New York Public Library, and
Maxine Singer, head of the
laboratory of biochemistry at the
National Cancer Institute in
SCHMIDT graduated from Yale
College in 1963 and obtained his law
degree from Yale in 1966.
Schmidt was a law clerk to
Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl
Warren in 1966-67. He served as an
assistant U.S. attorney general from
Since 1983, he has held the post of
Harlan Fiske Stone Professor of Con-
stitutional Law at Columbia.
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UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL REPORTS
3 more dead in S.A. violence
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Police reported three more black
deaths yesterday in violence against white-minority rule that has raged
through this segregated nation for nearly 16 months.
One of the victims was a black policeman whose body was mutilated
and burned, apparently by other blacks who saw him as a sellout to the
Winnie Mandela paid an unannounced visit to her husband, Nelson. The
imprisoned black leader has become a symbol to many blacks fighting
apartheid, the official race policy that preserves privilege for South
Africa's 5 million whites and denies rights to the 24 million blacks.
Rumors abound that the government is trying to strike a deal with
Mandela, 67, under which he will renounce violence in return for freedom.
He rejected such an offer when President P.W. Botha made it last
The government announced that payments on the principal of foreign
loans will be postponed again, until March 1. The country is in the grip of
recession, inflation and high unemployment that have exacerbated the
New Zealand may ban nukes
WELLINGTON, New Aealand - The government proposed a law
yesterday to make New Zealand a "nuclear-ress" zone, a move that could
keep U.S. warships out of the country and lead Washington to scuttle a
longstanding defense pact.
The opposition National Party opposed the bill's introduction by Prime
Minister David Lange's government, accusing the ruling Labor Party of
"snuggling up to the pacifists in the eastern Bloc."
"The only real beneficiaries of this bill are in the Kremlin," charged
Warren Cooper, foreign affairs spokesman for the conservative op-
In Washington, a State Department spokesman said the Reagan ad-
ministration "would review its security obligations to New Zealand" un-
der the ANZUS defense pact between Australia, New Zealand and the
Shultz decries W. European
allies' gestures toward PLO
LONDON - Secretary of State George Shultz criticized West European
allies yesterday for making gestures toward the PLO that he called
"payment in advance" for policy changes the guerrilla organization has
not been willing to make.
Shultz said at the beginning of a 10-day, six-nation tour of Europe that
such gestures hurt chances for peace in the Middle East. The Palestine
Liberation Organization is not entitled to recognition or participation in
the peace effort until it renounces the use of force, Shultz said.
"We differ with some of our European friends over the role of the
PLO," Shultz said in a speech to the Pilgrim, an Anglo-American frien-
dship society. "To us it seems obvious that the PLO excludes itself as a
player so long as it rejec'ts United Nations Security Council resolutions,"
which renounce the use of force and recognize Israel's right to exist.
"The PLO is not entitled to any payment in advance so long as it rejects
what are, after all, the basic premises of the peace process," he said.
Demonstrators burn Reagan,
Marcos effigesin P ppmes
MANILA, Philippines - Thousands of demonstrators burned efigies of
President Reagan and President Ferdinand Marcos in four cities yester-
day on the eve of the official presidential campaign kickoff. One person
Marcos was expected to name his vice presidential running mate
during a speech Wednesday accepting the nomination of the ruling party,
the Kilusang Baging Lipunan (New Society Movement); as its candidate
for the Feb. 7 election.
Marcos, who called the early elections under pressure from his critics
and the United States, has given seven names he is considering for the
vice presidential post but there was speculation his former foreign
minister, Arturo Tolentino, may get the nod.
Tolentino was fired in March because of his criticism of Marcos'
policies, but has since recovered some credibility in the government.
AMA calls for tobacco ban
WASHINGTON - Setting a goal of a tobacco-free United States by the
year 2000, the 271,000-member American Medical Association called
yesterday for laws to ban all advertising and promotion of cigarettes an-
After passing the anti-advertising resolution, the association's
policymaking House of Delegates also voted to press for a 21-year
minimum age for buying tobacco products; for a ban on vending machine
cigarette sales; and for required health warning labels on smokeless
tobacco such as chewing tobacco and snuff.
Association officials acknowledged it would be difficult to get such
proposals through Congress, especially in light of objections already
raised concerning possible violation of free-speech rights.
But doctors contended in debate that tobacco and lung cancer are
clearly linked, that tobacco advertising encourages Americans to use
tobacco products and that the medical profession has a duty to try to do
something about it.
"We expect a challenge; we're willing to fight it," said AMA general
counsel Kirk Johnson at a post-vote news conference.
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