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Headlee blasts rivals,
then discusses issues
By BILL SPINDLE
In the tradition of this year's
Republican gubernatorial race,
Richard Headlee opened a luncheon
speech in Ann Arbor yesterday by
blasting his two closest rivals in the
Headlee reacted to a recent exchange
of letters among the candidates, who
are accusing one another of fabricating
opponents voting records in adver-
tisements and other questionable cam-
"I'VE GOT (James) Brickley on one
side who is afraid the truth will come
out, and (L. Brooks) Patterson on the
other who wouldn't recognize the truth
if it hit him in the face," Headlee said.
Moving on to the issues of the cam-
paign, Headlee asserted that with his
business experience he would be able to
make Michigan competitive among
neighboring states for business and
"We don't have the leadership that
knows how to compete. We have
become the Northwestern of the Big
Ten in economics," Headlee told an
audience of about 50 people at the
Briarwood Sheraton hotel.
"We need someone in this state who
can compete. Since Bo Schembechler is
not running, I'm the next best," he
HEADLEE ALSO attacked the
present administration's welfare
system. One of his first priorities if
elected would be to "reduce welfare
benefits to the level of surrounding
states," he said.
In place of the lost welfare, Headlee
said he would implement job-related
"Fifty-two percent of the people (in
this state) rely on the government for
support," Headlee said. "This is the
most frightening figure of all. People
should be able to work instead of
relying on the government."
"There is nothing wrong with a
program that helps improve the quality
of people's lives, but there is also
nothing wrong with them improving my
life too. They could paint fences or
make hubcaps. No- one should be
without a job," said the 51-year-old in-
Although he talks about scaling down
the state government, Headlee insists
he will re-emphasize the state's
monetary commitment to education,
which he says has been forgotten by the
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U.S. and India seek closer ties
WASHINGTON- Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India and President
Reagan embarked yesterday on what she called "an adventure in search of
understanding," producing a breakthrough on the supply of uranium fuel to
India's Tarapur nuclear power plant.
The issue long has been a major irritant in U.S.-Indian relations and one
senior U.S. official described the agreement as having "significantly enhan-
ced the friendly relations between the two countries."
In a pair of conciliatory exchanges at the White House, both Reagan and
Mrs. Gandhi sought to improve the relations that had withered after a
decade-long diplomatic chill.
"Our effort should be to finda common area, howsoever small, on which to
build and enhance cooperation," Mrs. Gandhi told Reagan during the
welcoming ceremonies on the south lawn.
"My devout hope is that, during this visit, we can weave together all these
threads of common interest into a new and better understanding between
our two countries," Reagan responded.
Baldrige claims interest rates
may delay economic recovery
WASHINGTON- Commerce Secretary Malcolm Baldrige says a new
Reagan administration forecast for an economic upturn appears too robust,
and warned that the recovery could "fizzle out" if interest rates start rising
In an interview with The Associated Press this week, Baldrige said it will
be hard to achieve the relatively strong economic growth pace predicted for
the rest of this year "unless interest rates fall in the very near future."
The secretary said a slower rate of growth for the last half of 1982 as
forecast this week by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office is
"probably in the ballpark."
"We're going to see a recovery but it's going to be so dependent on interest
rates," Baldrige said. "The way interest rates are now, that current (CBO)
estimate is probably reasonable unless interest rates take off more than
most people expect in the immediate future."
Iran pushes to Iraqi highway
NICOSIA, Cyprus- Iran said its legions braved barbed wire and mine
fields under cover of darkness in a push toward a major Iraqi highway to
Baghdad, but Iraq said yesterday it counterattacked and halted the in-
Iran's official Islamic Republic News Agency said Iranian troops-smashed
three Iraqi defense lines, advanced seven miles and eliminated Iraqi
resistance in 58 square miles of Iraqi territory north of the southern port of
The broadcast said several Iraqi divisions and armored brigades were
obliterated and more than 60 Iraqi tanks and personnel carriers destroyed in
Iran's latest attack since it invaded Iraq earlier this month after pushing the
Iraqis back from Iranian territory.
Iraq, in a communique carried by the official Iraqi News Agency said its
forces backed by helicopter gunships counterattacked and "succeeded in
containing the offensive, continuing the pressure on the enemy on all fronts,
destroying some of its forces and surrounding others."
Soviet space station destroyed
MOSCOW- The Soviet space station Salyut-6 was destroyed yesterday af-
ter re-entering the Earth's atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, Tass repor-
ted. It had been in orbit for nearly five years.
The report by the Soviet news agency did not pinpoint where the 20-ton
space station re-entered the atmosphere, or whether it scattered debris.
Five previous Salyut space stations also have disintegrated in the at-
mosphere on re-entry, according to Soviet press reports. In each case, there
was no Soviet announcement of the impending re-entry.
The Soviet government also did not give any advance notice that Salyut-6
was being taken out of orbit.
According to Tass, the space station and a linked sputnik, the Cosmos 1267,
were braked and put into a descent trajectory after their path was altered
Wednesday using the station's power unit.
On Thursday, Tass said, the vehicles passed through the atmosphere in a
"preset district" over the Pacific and "ceased to exist."
Boeing expects 767 certification
SEATTLE- Boeing Co. officials expect to obtain government certification
today allowing airlines to begin carrying passengers on the new fuel-
efficient, 211-passenger 767 jetliner.
The 767 is one of two new jetliners in which Boeing has invested several
billion dollars in an effort to maintain its dominance as the world's leading
producer of commercial aircraft. Boeing expects the smaller 757 to obtain
Federal Aviation Administration certification in December.
Boeing spokesman Bill Mellon said virtually all performance tests needed
for the FAA commercial type certification of the 767 had been completed on
Boeing demonstrated the fuel-efficiency of the 767 on a Seattle-Chicago
flight in June, using 5,185 gallons of fuel in the 3-hour trip-about 300
gallons less than the smaller 140-passenger, three-engine 727-200 would
require for the same trip.
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