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Oil industry finds
special breaks in
Reagan tax package
WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's Association of America.
oil industry hit a small gusher in "We are presently not generating suf-
President Reagans new tax-cutting ficient revenue to do the amount of
package, with special breaks for both drilling and exploration needed" to
independent producers and the energy replace the oil being used and offset
giants. imports from other countries, Scoggins
Industry spokesmen say the relief contends.
will help boost oil exploration and The oil industry "will plow back the
drilling activities of producers and proceeds from the bill into the search
move the nation toward more energy for new oil and gas and the develop-
self-sufficiency. But opponents in mn fnweeg ore o h
Congress complain the tax breaks can't ment of new energy sources for the
be justified in an era of belt-tightening. nation, asserts Thomas Martin, direc-
THE BENEFITS to the oil industry, tor of taxation for the American
estimated to cost the government $11.1 Petroleum Institute. I
biliol oerthenet iveyers r 33 SCOGGINS AND MARTIN make no
billion over the next five yesrs or $33 secret that they would like the windfall
billion over the decade, were slipped in- prfttascldbkenilyTh
to the tsx bill to court the votes of oil- profits tax scaled hack entirely. The
new legislation "is not enough but it's a
stste members of Congress. start," says Scoggins.
The provisions in the bill, signed into Here are some of the key oil-related
law by Reagan on Thursday, will give provisions of the new tax law:
the industry relief from the windfall . The measure will cut in half the tax
profits" tax, which was put in place last on newly discovered oil by 1986. That
year to take away some of the hun.- reduction will account for a loss to the
dreds of billions of dollars of price in- government of $3.2 billion over the next
creases that occurred after federal con- five years.
trols on the price of oil were lifted. . The legislation extends the exem-
The changes are generally more ption from the windfall profits tax
favorable to the nation's approximately provided to oil production by certain
12,000 independent producers. Unlike charitable interests.
the two-dozen or so large oil companies, . The legislation will exempt from
independents generally do not have the windfall profits tax, starting in 1983,
refineries or retail sales. stripper oil production by independent
THE TAX RELIEF "will provide ad- producers. A stripper well is one that
ditional captial to producers to do ex- has not produced more than 10 barrels
ploration and drilling activities," says ohas n oroe2mothnp rrels
H.B. Scoggins, general counsel and vice of oil a day for one 12-month period sne
president for governmental relations 1973. That will cost the government $2.8
for the Independent Petroleum billon over the nextfive years.
U.S. journalist shot
by thieves in Nairobi
The showers and thundershowers expected last night should end by this
morning, clearing in the afternoon with a high around 80'. Q
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15
AAFC-Dbl., Monty Python and the Holy Grail, 7 & 10:20 p.m.; And Now
for Something Completely Different, 8:40 p.m., MLB 3.
CG-Dbl., The Late Show, 7:30 p.m.; The Maltese Falcon, 9:15 p.m., Lorch
C2-Dbl., Warner Brothers' Cartoons, 7 & 10 p.m.; bay Purr-ee, 8:30 p.m.,
Angell Aud. A.
CFT-Dbl., Bananas, 2, 5:30 & 8:45 p.m.; The Twelve Chairs, 3:30, 7 &
10:20 p.m., Mich. Theatre.
A' Public Library-Bringing up Baby, 7:30 p.m.
Recitals-Piano, Naomi Oliphant, 2 p.m.; Trombone, Kevin Collins, 6
p.m.; Voice, Linda Milne, 8 p.m., Recital Hall.
Organ R:e cital-Dennis Flynn, 4 p.m., Hill A ud.
SYDA Foundation-Divya Diksha Day Celebration at Siddha Yoga Dham,
8 p.m., 902 Baldwin.
Wholistic Health Council-Beginning Seminar, "Polarity Therapy with
Pierre Pannetier," for info call 995-8666.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 16
CFT-Fabulous Fleischer Cartoons, 2, 4, 7 & 9 p.m., Michigan Theatre.
MONDAY, AUGUST 17
WUOM-City Club Forum: with Sam Levenson, 10 a.m.; New Music with
George Cacioppo: John Harbison, Piano Concerto, 10 p.m.
Violin Recital-Albert Wang, 8 p.m., Recital Hall.
Carillon Concert-William De Turk, 7 p.m.
Wholistic Health Council-Beginning Seminar, see Aug. 15.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 18
AAFC-Dbl., The Long Voyage Home, 7 p.m.; They Were Expendible, 9
p.m., Lorch Hall.
CFT-Notorious, 4,7 & 9 p.m., Mich. Theatre.
Opera Workshop-Johann van der Merwe, 8 p.m., Rackham.
Trombone Recital-James Schoensee, 8 p.m., Recital Hall.
ECKANKAR-Book Discussion Class, free, 8 p.m., 302 E. Liberty.
Wholistic Health Council-See Aug. 15.
Lesbian/Gay Health-Mtg. for Physicians, nurses, students and all mem-
bers of the profession. Info, call 763-4186.
Comic Opera Guild-Candide-Zarzuela Auditions, 7:30 p.m., AA Public
See HAPPENINGS, Page 13
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NAIROBI, Kenya (UPI)- An!
American woman journalist from
Texas was fatally shot through the win-
dow of a locked automobile by a band of
African auto thieves after a terror-
filled chase through the darkened
streets of Nairobi, the U.S. Embassy
The journalist was Everly Driscoll,
40, of Washington, D.C. A native of
Houston, Texas, and former secretary
to Astronaut Frank Borman, now chief
of Eastern Air Lines, she worked for the
U.S. government's International Com-
munications Agency. She was in
Nairobi to cover a U.N. energy con-
SHE DIED during surgery at 10 a.m.
(3 a.m. EDT), an embassy spokesman
A companion, Voice of America
Nairobi correspondent Hugh Muir,
gave reporters a harrowing account of
the Thursday night car chase that en-
ded in tragedy in front of his home, just
moments before the couple would have
Muir, who lost his car and wallet to
,the gang, said he was driving Miss
Driscoll to his home in a western
suburb of Nairobi after dinner when a
white Peugeot sedan began following
"MY ONLY thought was to get to the
house and past my guar as quickly as
possible," Muir said. "But they stayed
right with me. At one point, they passed
me, made a U-turn and came back and
side-swiped my car."
Braking to a stop in front of his house,
Muir found the gate was not completely
open and jumped out of his car, a dark
blue Peugeot. But the thieves were
right behind him.
It turned out the white Peugeot was
stolen and its owner and a passenger
had been locked in the trunk throughout
"ABOUT FOUR men jumped out of
the other car," Muir said. "One had a
long-barreled pistol and one had a
panga (a long, wide-bladed machet-
te)." Miss Driscoll, in Muir's car,
locked herself inside.
"In true Washington style, she pun-
ched all the buttons in the car, locking
herself in. The man with the pistol took
my wallet and asked for the car keys. I
told him they were locked in the car.
"He then went round to the passenger
side and shot her through the window,"
Muir said, putting his finger to the left
side of his forehead, just behind the eye,
to indicate where the bullet hither.
Muie said the gunman reached
through the shattered window, opened
the door and pushed Miss Driscoll out.
"She just crumpled at my feet where
I stood," he said. "This was all hap-
pening right outside my house."
The ren jumped in his car and sped
off, leaving the whitetPeugeof bghid.