The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 25, 1986 · Page 5
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Nation/World The Salina Journal Saturday, January 25,1986 Page 5 U.S. wants to sell navigation, radar equipment to Chinese WASHINGTON (AP) - The Reagan administration has decided to sell about $500 million worth of radar and navigation equipment to China's air force and is seeking approval from Congress and U.S. allies, administration and congressional sources said Friday. The sale would strengthen U.S. ties with the communist government in Peking but could cause strains with Japan, Taiwan and West European countries who are likely to register objections on security and commercial grounds. State Department officials briefed the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee behind closed doors in the morning and the House Foreign Affairs Committee in the afternoon. Japan is known to be concerned about the purchase of sophisticated military equipment by its giant neighbor. West Germany and Italv are competing with American firms to undertake such technology sales themselves. He said consultation with Japan and the West Europeans, in a grouping known as COCOM, would take several months and that ultimate approval was expected. "Fundamentally, it will all fly," said the official. In a special gesture, a U.S. delegation will be sent to Tokyo to discuss the projected sale with Japanese leaders, said another official, "The Japanese are always sensitive about our relationship with China," he said. The equipment is designed to upgrade China's F-8 interceptor planes. The sale, under discussion for at least a year, would be the second since the United States established diplomatic relations with Peking in 1979. The first was a relatively minor $98 million sale of equipment and a design for China to build a factory for artillery and other ammunition. Mayors will fight for federal aid WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite blunt warnings from Congress about the dim outlook for urban programs, the head of the U.S. Conference of Mayors vowed Friday to lead a drive to keep alive revenue sharing and other aid to the nation's cities. New Orleans Mayor Ernest "Dutch" Morial, concluding the mayors' annual winter meeting, acknowledged that cities face the bleakest outlook since the beginning of federal aid because of the drive to reduce massive federal deficits. "We are returning to our cities today, not to prepare for what we are told is the inevitable loss of federal assistance, but to begin a serious national effort to redirect the legislative and executive branches of this government," Morial said. . "The message: Yes, the deficit monster must be slain, but no, you cannot beat it to death with urban programs," he said. Another part of the mayors' message is that federal taxes should be raised to reduce the federal deficit and take budget-cutting pressure off city programs. Morial said the conference backs an increase in corporate taxes and an energy tax, perhaps a $10 a barrel oil tax or an added gasoline tax. Morial and other big-city mayors held a series of meetings with House and Senate leaders that produced sympathy for their plight but little real encouragement for continued urban aid. The mayors are asking for continuation of revenue sharing, $4.6 billion a year in no-strings aid going to 39,000 local governments that is scheduled to expire this year. They also want to maintain the $3 billion community development block grants that President Reagan is expected to recommend be cut by one-third in the next fiscal year, and other aid for housing, transportation, and economic development. The head of the Conference of Republican Mayors, Glendale, Ariz., Mayor George Renner, said he would urge Reagan to consider cuts in Social Security, veterans benefits and other entitlement programs. Voyager 2, Uranus have close encounter PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Voyager 2 capped an amazing, 8%-year journey Friday, sweeping within 50,679 miles of Uranus in a historic close encounter and snapping dozens of photographs of the giant planet's .lunar craters and multi-colored dark rings. The unmanned spacecraft then hurtled on through the solar system, aiming toward a 1989 encounter with Neptune. "We have reached the fruition of 4% years of hard work," said Ellis Miner, deputy project scientist at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "It's somewhat akin to the feeling a new mother has after carrying a child for nine months and finally holding it in her arms." Project scientist Ed Stone announced the latest milestone in Voyager's $600 million trek from Earth and 4%-year journey from Saturn, which it explored in 1981 after flying past Jupiter in 1979. Voyager traveled on a curving, 3-billion-mile path to reach Uranus, which is 1.84 billion miles from Earth. "Just about two minutes ago, Voyager made its closest approach to Uranus, the first spacecraft to fly Protestants win Parliament seats BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — The dominant Protestants on Friday won all but one of 15 contests for British Parliament seats, and claimed a victory in their campaign against the Anglo- Irish accord that gives the Irish Republic a say in Northern Ireland affairs. Moderate Catholics, who unexpectedly took the other seat, made strong gains against Sinn Fein, the legal political wing of the outlawed Irish Republican Army. The by-elections were necessary because the Protestants who held the 15 seats resigned from Parliament in protest of the Nov. 15 Anglo- Irish accord. The voting was Thursday, but results were not announced until Friday. Just over 457,000 of the 953,494 eligible voters cast ballots for parties opposing the accord, 127,937 backed parties favoring it and 368,506 did not vote. The Rev. Ian Paisley, who leads Protestant opposition to the deal between Britain and Ireland, was returned to Parliament with a majority of more than 30,000 votes. 'I =WE OPEN THE WORLD TO YOU i I [ I o o cc O a. O WHERE SPECIALS ARE...SPECIALS! TOP QUALITY IMPORTS AT FANTASTIC PRICES! 60" Twisted Base PEACOCK CHAIR Reg. 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As a result, scientists were unable to announce much in the way of new discoveries except that Voyager proved Uranus has a magnetic field and that its moons apparently have craters from meteorite impacts. "There are what appear to be impact features on a number of the satellites," said Voyager imaging team leader Brad Smith. "We finally have settled the question of whether this strange planet has a magnetic field," Miner said. NASA scientist Norman Ness said the latest information from Voyager indicated the magnetic field was more powerful than initial estimates by scientists, who thought it was about one-tenth as strong as Earth's. 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