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WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen.
Carl Levin (D-Mich.) launched a
last-ditch campaign Monday to
sink what he calls a lousy tax
overhaul package being
considered'by Congress, but he
conceded his chances of success
Levin maintains the tax bill
would be unfair to middle income
Americans and make it harder to
reduce the federal deficit,
although it enjoys widespread
support among his colleagues in
S "'m convinced that the tax bill
... is the wrong bill at the wrong
time," Levin said. "If it passes,
many middle income taxpayers
will find that they'll be paying
more in taxes, not less."
LEVIN, one of just three
senators to oppose the tax package
that first passed the Senate, said
he'll make a series of floor
speeches and contact senators
individually to argue against the
compromise version approved by
a House-Senate conference
Final passage of the tax
package is expected this month in
both chambers. The plan
generally would lower tax rates
and close many loopholes,
shifting about $120 billion in taxes
from individuals to business.
ONA SCALE of1to10, with 10
being the best likelihood of
blocking the tax plan, Levin says
his chances of success are 2 or 3.
He said there's growing
disenchantment with the bill both
in the public and in Congress, but
"the chances are still very great
that this bill will pass."
"The chances of stopping it are
at least now possible," he added.
Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY Levin said that should the tax bill
be scrapped this year, the next
Congress could start over and put
Taking it in together a better tax-overhaul
Chris Simmons, a teaching assistant for Economics 202, takes a lunch break at Zingerman's package which could claim the
Chriystemmona tsmapublic support this one lacks.
Deli yesterday. "WE'RE GOING to reform this
tax bill," he promised. "If we
don't do it this year, we'll do it
next year. But the public insists
Captains sink with ships; on it and they're right."
le" C ata iluMichigan's other U.S. senator,
Democrat Donald Riegle, is
s pilots stay wit ples ong those who think the House-
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LONDON (AP) - The escape leading French daily, commandeered airliner
of Pan Am's cockpit crew at the editorialized Monday. grounded could outweigh all other
start of the 17-hour hijacking in "One will never know whether considerations.
Pakistan has stirred debate over they fled to protect themselves or to "It's not a question of bravery
whether the ancient rule that a help bring about a rapid or cowardice," he said in an
captain never abandons ship conclusion," the newspaper said, interview. "It is a question of
should apply to jetliner although it said the crew should doing the most sensible thing to
hijackings. not be condemned for following get the hijacking over with as
An informal Associated Press airline security policies. quickly and safely as possible."
survey Monday found TERRY MIDDLETON, A British Airways pilot, Chris
:disagreement on the issue among executive administrator of the Orlebar, said he had no doubt
pilots, airline officials and the London-based International what he would do in the same
hijack victims themselves. Federation of Air Line Pilots circumstances. "I would stay on
Opinions ranged from one Associations, which represents board and somehow disable the
survivor who called the cockpit 60,000 pilots in 66 nations, said the aircraft," he told London's Daily
crew's action "absolutely superb" advantage of keeping a Mail newspaper. A
to a spokesman for a competing
airline who said it was
"unthinkable." Experts predict a new
By escaping through a hatch in
the roof of the Boeing 747 soon wave of terrorism
after terrorists boarded the plane0
Friday, the three-man flight crew (AP) - An expert on terrorism bombings. I think they're going
effectively grounded the jetliner said today that the attacks on a to lay off airplanes for a while,"
at Karachi Airport. Pan Am jetliner and a Turkish he said.
BUT IT LEFT the nearly 400 synagogue could signal a new Kupperman said he sensed a
passengers and remaining crew wave of international violence. Palestinian influencein
without an authority figure and "This airplane and the Friday's abortive hijackingand
confronting four terrorists, who synagogue atrocity is just a first subsequent attack on passengers
in the end blasted them with step in my view for a lot of very aboard the Pan Am jumbo jet at
grenades and machine-gun fire, unfortunate things to come," the Karachi, Pakistan, airport, in
killing 18 people. Robert Kupperman of the which 18 people were killed. On.
"If one refers to the maritime Georgetown Center for Strategic atedabbath sers
world, where the tradition would and International Studies said on attendg Sabbath services at an
have the captain of a sinking ship NBC's "Today" show. Isacby sy a gunen
be the last to leave the deck, one "IT COULD be a Rome, whssnled by themselve
could find quite cowardly the Vienna-type airport attack; it who then killed themselves.
conduct of this crew,"Le Figaro, a could be assassinations, IsrasUntd Nins
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ruggles to dump
rised tax package
headed for final approval.
"The tax bill will pass --- we
have to make it work: I think we
can," Riegle said Monday in a
speech prepared for delivery to the
Economic Club of Detroit. "It is
not perfect --- there are aspects I
don't like --- but on balance I
think it is better than the existing
Riegle also said yesterday he
is concerned about the "trade-war
emergency" facing the U.S.
The United States must act
soon or face soaring
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Netanyahu, said today on the
"CBS Morning News" that,
investigators in Pakistan and
Turkey may be able to pinpoint
the terrorists' true identity within
"YOU ROUND them up, the
usual suspects and the numbers,
the possibilities are very few. It's
either one of the leading terrorist
states - Iran, Syria or Libya - or
one of the major terrorist
organizations - the PLO, Abu
Nidal," he said, referring to the
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