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A3 THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR WEDNESDAY. MARCH 19, 1997 united l:o::uty X Old feud surfaces in debate on Lake V 1 What makes i this building truly oeautiful' is what goes on inside. As CIA nominee quits, the White House blames sniping by a senator who allegedly bears a grudge. By Steven Thomma KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWSPAPERS WASHINGTON President Clinton didn't mention the name, but when he talked Tuesday about a cycle of political sniping, revenge and destruction, he almost certainly was thinking about Sen. Richard Shelby. The 62-year-old conservative Democrat-turned-Repiiblican from Alabama is a bitter enemy of Clin: ton's. He also is the Senate Intelli C. s 3 .,.. Karrington At Fall Creek in a sound bite made for TV. Several days later, Shelby met with Vice President Al Gore before TV cameras. Asked by a reporter what he thought of the administration's budget priorities, Shelby didn't hesitate, even though Gore was at his side: "High on taxes, low on (spending) cuts." The comment, a deliberate slight of Gore from a member of his own party, made the network news. "I didn't like that," responded Clinton a few days later. So he took a $375 million program and 90-plusJobs from Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsvllle, Ala., and moved it to Johnson Space Center in Houston. It was a move worthy of President Lyndon Johnson himself. Clinton some time later said: "1 have tried to have, and I have wanted to have, a very good relationship with Senator Shelby." After this week, that is even less likely than it was in 1993. Although it was a Democrat Sen. Bob Kerrey of Nebraska whose questions about Lake helped force him out. the White House and others rushed Tuesday to blame a harsh political investigation for Lake's downfall. Kerrey, the senior Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, said flatly he did not believe "the process that Tony Lake went through was fair." Shelby shrugged it off, saying, "whether you have a fair hearing is in the eyes of the beholder. Tony Lake even told me last Thursday that he thought that I was fair in the approach to the hearings . . . "I do believe, though, that we should always conduct a rigorous examination of anyone's qualifications for this job. It ought to be fair, but it ought to be thorough." Take a closer look at Karrington. What makes Karrington Communities so attractive is not i gence Committee chairman whose aggressive investigation helped persuade Anthony Lake to withdraw his name as Clinton's nominee as director of the CIA. Given their history, Clinton certainly could expect a thorough examination of anyone or anything he sent before Shelby's committee. i - , Sen. Richard Shelby angered Clinton when he criticized the president's 1993 economic plan. just our beautiful settings and homelike amenities. It's that we've created our whole philosophy around encouraging our residents to live the kind of life they're comfortable with, whether they need assistance with personal care, or have greater needs, including Alzheimer's care. Because we know that even if you need assisted living, you still have a lot of living to do. . ! - it Soon after Clinton took office, he proposed a $16 billion plan to boost the nation's economy and asked members of his own party to give him at least three days of grace before criticizing any part of it. Shelby, then a Democrat, did not wait three hours. "The taxman cometh," he said Associated Press President Clinton briefed reporters Tuesday in the White House's Red Room on a variety of topics, including his surgery to his right knee and the upcoming summit with Russian President Boris Yeltsin. Clinton leaves today for Finland for the summit. Both locations opening soon. For more information: Karrington At Fall Creek 5011 Kessler Boulevard 'East Drive Indianapolis, IN 46220 251-1300 Karrington At Willow Lake Information Center 2420 Lake Circle Drive (Willow Latt Shopping Center) Indianapolis, IN 46268 334-9400 Hoosier lawmakers draft letter demanding tax cuts tosh said. In addition to Mcintosh and Burton. Indiana Republican Reps. Mark Souder and John Hos-tettler also signed the letter. Rep. Steve Buyer, R-Ind., said he agreed in principle but as policy does not sign such letters. Rep. Ed Pease, R-Ind., who also did not sign the letter, could not be reached. After an earlier, meeting Tuesday of House and Senate GOP leadership, Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Mlss., Gingrich and others insisted Republicans still favor tax cuts and were merely mulling strategy. Mcintosh draft and circulate the letter, signed by 29 lawmakers. The 29 could wield enough power to delay the budget bill past the April 15 deadline Congress has set as a goal to pass a budget. Mcintosh, an elected liaison to the Republican leaders, gave the letter to Gingrich; meanwhile, he said, House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Bill Archer, R-Texas, reminded the speaker that tax relief was at the center of Republican legislative strategy. But Gingrich, bolstered by Majority Whip Tom DeLay, R-Texas, held firm to his strategy of delaying tax cuts until after the Republicans and Clinton achieve a balanced budget. Mcin By George Stuteville WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON Hoosier lawmakers are at the center of a rebellion of conservative Republicans against plans by House Speaker Newt Gingrich. R-Ga., to delay tax cuts in favor of balancing the budget in a deal with President Clinton. Rep. David Mcintosh, aided by Hoosier Republican colleague Rep. 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