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WASHINGTON (AP)-Heeding the
pleas of Democratic leaders, Congress
yesterday approved a $613.6 billion 1981
budget that contains a record
peacetime defense increase and projec-
ts a precarious $200 million surplus.
The Senate gave the budget final
passage on a 61-26 vote, just hours after
the House narrowly approved it by a
205-195 margin. President Carter's
signature is not required.
HOUSE PASSAGE, accomplished
with only 10 Republican votes, came af-
ter Democratic leaders warned that
failure to approve a budget, already
four weeks late, could raise serious
questions about Congress' ability to
But negotiators ended a stalemate
Wednesday by agreeing to slightly
higher domestic spending and slightly
lower outlays for the military.
House Republicans urged rejection of
the new compromise because like the
earlier proposal, it lacked a tax cut,
raised, overall spending and was
unlikely to stay in balance.
THE NEW FIGURES are based on
unemployment and inflation assum-
ptions developed months ago when the
economy was stronger. Economists say
if unemployment continues at 7.8 per
cent, the 1981 budget will be in the red.
Carter is expected to support the new
package although the budget conferees
kept defense spending at $153.7 billion,
$3.2 billion more than the president
requested and the same amount con-
tained in the defeated compromise.
However, the new plan would trim
long-term defense increases-those
projected beyond fiscal 1981-by $800
THE REVISED package also
restored $300 million for domestic
programs that the earlier compromise
had cut from Carter's budget request.
Thp 1981 budget package also raises
the spending ceiling for fiscal 1980,
which ends Sept. 30, to permit action on
emergency spending for government
programs-including disaster relief,
refugee aid and black-lung benefits to
disabled miners-that are running out
One program, a special federal
jobless fund paying benefits to 600,000
people, went broke last week.
THE REVISED 1980 budget would
permit $572.6 billion in current-year
spending, $25 billion more than was
contained in the budget approved last
fall. The deficit also would climb to $47
billion $17.2 billion higher than earlier
Other key elements in the 1981 budget
" Impose on congressional commit-
tees an unprecedented order to report
out legislation within three weeks to
save $6.4 billion and raise $4.2 billion in
* Eliminate $600 million for Saturday
I Wipe out $1.7 billion for general
revenue sharing for states..
* Halve the Comprehensive Em-
ployment and Training Act's public
service job program from 200,000 jobs
Thou shalt not steal
Chicagoans, ignoring one of the Ten Commandments forbidding theft,
keep taking signs frop a city street named in honor of Pope John Paul 1.
Alderman Aloysius Majerczyk said yesterday since Jan, 16-when a mile-
long stretch of 43rd Street was renamed Pope John Paul II Drive-city
workers have replaced signs 23 times. He added that when he checked
yesterday, another seven of 20 were missing. The section of the street, in
Majerczyk's ward on the southwest side of the city, was renamed because
the pope traveled it in a motorcade during his October visit to the city.
Majerczyk said he plans to ask police "To keep an eye out for nostalgia
hunters" who he believes are taking the signs, which cost $185 apiece. It'll
probably takea "miracle" to keep them on their posts. Q
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor flats ...
Averaging about 10 mph on his bicycle, Clint Worthington of: Irvine, Calif.
beat the postman's appointed rounds ina race against five letters he mailed
391/2 hours earlier in Phoenix and Sun City, Ariz. Worthington, a 20-year-old
bank employee, dropped the letter in post poxes Monday night and pedaled
415 miles back to Irvine. Two letters arrived 25 minutes after he returned
Wednesday. The other threeweren't in Wednesday's mail. Postal Service
officials, however, weren't amused by the bank employee's stunt, and
accused him of "blackening the Postal Service in his quest for publicity."
Worthington said he decided to test the speed of the mails because bank
customers had blamed their late loan and mortgage payments on slow mail
On the outside
Skies remain clear, the humidity will stay low, and temperatures should
reach the low-to-mid 80's in the afternoon, Who could ask for anything more?
AAFC-The Last Tycoon, 7 p.m.; The Last Detail, 9 p.m., MLB 3.
Gargoyle Films-Sleuth, 7:10, 9:30 p.m., 100 Hutchins Hall.
Cinema Guild-Copacabana, 7:30, 9:30 p.m., Old Arch. Aud.
Cinema II-Of Human Bondage, 7:30 p.m.; All About Eve, 9:30 p.m., MLB
Canterbury Loft-"Men Working," men's dance company, 8 p.m., 332 S.
Friends of Brass-"Brass Cinq" concert, 7 p.m., Liberty Park Plaza.
Ecology Center-free solar energy workshop for homeowners, 7:30-10:30
p.m., Community High School, 401 N. Division.
Intl. Ctr.-trip to Hidden Lake Gardens in E. Lansing, 2 -5:30 p.m.
School of Metaphysics-rap session, "Who's Controlling Your Life?," 7:30
p.m., 219/2N Main.
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Volume XC, No. 26-S
Friday, June 13, 1980
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