Sulphur Springs News-Telegram (Sulphur Springs, Tex.), Vol. 114, No. 61, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 12, 1992 Page: 6 of 14
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6—THE NEWS-TELEGRAM, Sulphur Springs, Texas, Thursday, March 12,1992
Bush’s tax plan dies in Senate
Move clears way for Democratic plan which president will veto
WASHINGTON (AP) — A nearly
party-line vote against President
Bush's tax plan clears the way for
final Senate action on a newly
trimmed Democratic middle-class tax
cut that is headed for a veto.
Dozens of amendments were still
eligible to be considered as Demo-
cratic leaders pushed for a vote on
their bill by tonight. But the 60-37
vote Wednesday night against a
Republican substitute removed any.
doubt about the end result.
“It will be vetoed ... and that veto
will be sustained.” said Republican
Whip Alan Simpson of Wyoming.
Bush's plan failed on a technicality:
It did not meet anti-deficit require-
ments. But the same law forced
Democrats at the last minute to scale
back their middle-class lax credit,
making it available only to families
with incomes under $50,000, rather
than $70,000 as originally written
The GOP plan, built around a big
reduction in taxes on capital gains,
contained no general tax relief aimed
at the middle class. “The American
people ... don’t want a few quarters a
day from Uncle Sam — they want a
paycheck from an employer,” said
Republican Leader Bob Dole of
With the capital-gains cut, the
Republican plan included special
relief for the depressed real estate
industry; a new incentive for busi-
nesses to buy machinery this year; a
tax credit of up to $5,000 for some
home buyers, and penalty-free Indi-,
vidual Retirement Account with-
drawals for buying a home.
Democrats, whose efforts are
aimed mainly at reversing some of
the tax policies of the 1980s and
reducing the burden on the middle
class, ridiculed the GOP plan as a
giveaway to the rich.
“I’m not opposing the rich,” said
Sen. Dale Bumpers, D-Ark. “I’ve
been trying to join them all my life.
But 77 percent of the $18 billion (in
capital- gains cuts over the next five
years) goes to people making over
$100,000 a year.”
“It boggles the imagination,” said
Sen. Bill Bradley, D-N.J., calling the
Republican proposal “snake oil, mag-
“Neither plan is loaded with short-
term (economic) stimulus but I’m not
sure anybody knows how (to provide
such stimulus) without doing more
harm than good,” said Sen. Pete
Domenici, R-N.M. Overall, he said,
Bush's plan is far better than the
Democratic ^rsion because it would
not raise inctflne taxes on individuals
and small business.
It is that tax increase that has
prompted Bush’s promise to veto the
Democratic bill. He is taking consid-
erable heat from conservatives in his
re-election campaign because he
agreed to a big tax increase in 1990.
Democrats want to raise taxes on
the wealthiest 800,000 couples and
individuals: single people making
more than about $180,000 and cou-
ples above $210,000. They would
raise the current 31 percent top
income tax rate to 36 percent and
impose a ne\y surtax of up to 10 per-
cent on taxable incomes abpve $1
Widespread famine said
possible in parts of Africa
Through the use of your Imagination, in-
genuity and resourcefulness, advance-
ment in your chosen field of endeavor is
likely in the year ahead. You're the one
who can build the better mousetrap.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) A friend
who Is already indebted to you might
make demands on you again today. If
you do anything further for this pal. con-
sider it charity rather than a loan. Get a
jump on life by understanding the influ-
ences governing you in the year ahead.
Send for Pisces' Astro-Graph predic-
tions today by mailing $1.25 plus a long,
self-addressed, stamped envelope to
Astro-Graph, c/o this newspaper, P.O.
Box 91428, Cleveland. OH 44101-3428
Be sure to state your zodiac sign
ARIES (March 21-April 19) Guard
against the inclination today to antici-
pate the outcome of events in a nega-
tive manner. This could cause you to
use tactics that are both too cautious
and too ineffective.
TAURUS (April 2b-May 20) People you
have dealings with today might not be
as forthright as you are. To be on the
safe side, if they're relaying critical in-
formation. have them confirm their
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) If conducting
business with a strange firm today, be
especially careful If this organization is
not prepared to stand by its products
100 percent, don't buy anything.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) If you are
wishy-washy today, your progress will
be impeded. Instead of making definite
decisions, you’re likely to focus on non-
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Make it a point
today to steer clear of petty office poli-
tics. An associate who specializes in in-
trigue might try to get you involved.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Even though
there might be justification for the re-
marks, take all compliments with a
grain of salt today. You're very suscep-
tible to flattery, of which a devious ma-
nipulator is aware.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) A bit of brava-
do might be called for today — if you
find yourself in a competitive develop-
ment. Don't reveal any self-doubts to
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Associates
aren't apt to have faith in your concepts
today — especially if they sense you're
not really sold on them yourself. You
must believe in what you espouse
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21)
Someone who consistently misman-
ages resources might look to you as a
benefactor today, liet this individual
know you're no one's sugar daddy.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) A part-
nership you're involved In might be
more of a liability that an asset today. If
there isn't harmony of purpose, alli-
ances won't work
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feto. 19) Generally
speaking, you can be relied on to man-
age your end of the responsibilities.
However, today you might Insist on be-
ing the recipient instead of the server.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Teams of
U.S. and international experts are
being sent to southern Africa to
assess the impact on food supplies of
what is the worst drought of the cen-
tury in some areas. Officials said mil-
lions of people will be affected.
Among the hardest hit of 10
drought-stricken countries are Zim-
babwe and South Africa, traditional
food exporters that this year will have
to import substantial amounts of
grain. As the drought persists, esti-
mates of the grain harvest throughout
the region have been falling precipi-
tously. " -
The deteriorating situation in south-
ern Africa adds a new dimension to
the overall fdbd crisis on the conti-
nent. The most deprived area is north-
east Africa, where the lives of 15 mil-
lion in Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia and
Djibouti are thought to be at risk.
To the south, officials in Zimbabwe
last week said 60,000 cattle died from
starvation in February alone and
thousands more will die unless heavy
rains come soon.
The Rome-based Food and Agri-
culture Organization warned late last
month that the drought could lead to
widespread famine. About 98 million
people live in the affected regions in
“We are beginning to receive
reports of severe shortages and
hunger in the.region,” said a U.S.
official. The Bush administration is
coordinating a response with the FA0
and the World Food Program, both
U.N. bodies, as well as with other
“Considerable donor assistance
will be needed to avert a major
humanitarian crisis in the region,” the
State Department said last week.
South Africa, which has served as
the breadbasket for much of the
region, normally ranks sixth world-
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prime-time ratings as compiled by the
A.C. Nielsen Co. for March 2-8. Top 10
listings include the week's ranking, with
full season-to-date ranking in parenthe-
ses, rating for the week and total homes.
An "X” in parentheses denotes one-
time-only presentation. A rating measures
the percentage of the nation's 92.1 million
TV homes. Each ratings point represents
921,000 TV households.
1. (1) "60 Minutes," CBS, 22.7,20.9
2. (2) "Roseawie," ABC, 22.2, 20.4
3. (3) "Murphy Brown," CBS, 19.8,
4. (X) "Happy Days Reunion," ABC,
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6. (7) “FuB House," ABC, 18.0,16.6
6. (7) "Murder, She Wrote," CBS, 18.0,
8. (X) "Woman With a Past” - NBC
Movie of the Week," 17.5,16.1 miion,
9. (5) “Designing Women," CBS, 17.0,
10. (13) “Indiana Jones Chronicle,’'
ABC, 16.6,15.3 miion
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wide in grain exports but is expected
to import 4 million tons of com this
year. South African grain officials
were in the United States this week
on a shopping trip.
Political changes in South Africa
have made neighboring countries less
reluctant to discuss openly their trade
ties with South Africa. But a question
mark hangs over those ties as white
voters prepare for a referendum on
whether the government should press
ahead with negotiations on creating a
U.S. officials said a “no” vote in
next Tuesday’s balloting could set
back the existing ties between South
Africa and neighboring countries.
Our Daily Bread
READ: ROMANS 5:12-21 MARCHJ2—THURSDAY
THE “S” CHROMOSOME
Through one man sin entered the world, and death
through sin. —Romans 5:12
A Frenchman named Daniel Hugon was convjcted of
murder. During his trial it was argued that he had an
extra Y chromosome, and that this abnormality might
cause Hugon to be born a krfler. Experts testified that
the additional Y'cTiromosome did not make him a
born killer but that it could create behavioral prob-
lems. The jurors concluded that Hugon was “unbal-
anced from birth" ^.nd therefore should receive a
Hugon’s case is descriptive of all of us. We too have
‘“behavioral problems” and are “unbalanced from
birth.” We all come into the world with what we might
call the “S" chromosome—S for sin.
* Of course, we don’t have a genetic defect like
Daniel Hugon had. But we do come from Adam by
vbirth different than Adam came from God by creation.
And as a result, every descendant of Adam has a sin
problem. The apostle Paul wrote, “By one man’s dis-
obedience [Adam’s] many were made sinners” (Rom.
5:19). We sin because we are born sinners.
Through faith in the Lord Jesus, however, we are
born again (1 Pet. 1:23), and we receive a new nature
that wants to and can do what’s right. Praise God, in
Christ we can have victory over the effects of the “S"
( The Great Physician holds the cure
For the malady of sin;
It's by His own atoning blood
We're made whole and pure within. —D.J.D.
NO DISEASE IS MORE DEADLY THAN SIN;
THE CROSS IS ITS ONLY CURE.
Richard W. De Haan, Copyright 1990, Radio Bible Class,
Grand Rapids, Michigan Used by permission.
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Keys, Clarke. Sulphur Springs News-Telegram (Sulphur Springs, Tex.), Vol. 114, No. 61, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 12, 1992, newspaper, March 12, 1992; Sulphur Springs, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth817037/m1/6/: accessed February 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hopkins County Genealogical Society.