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Sunday August 22, 1982
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News stories from Sunday August 22, 1982

Summaries of the stories the major media outlets considered to be of particular importance on this date:

  • The $98.3 billion tax bill's impact was greatly minimized to gain congressional approval and was said to be mostly concerned with closing some tax loopholes and increasing taxpayer compliance. This is largely correct, but it is also somewhat deceptive, according to tax experts. Like most tax laws, the one that was passed and signed last week will have substantial impact both on the way people manage their money and on a variety of business decisions. [New York Times]
  • Convicts awaiting execution in state prisons have been kept from the death sentence largely through the efforts of volunteer lawyers who take on the cases when the public defenders leave. The volunteers are beginning to feel overwhelmed by the swelling death row population -- there are currently more than 1,000 men and women awaiting execution in the nation's prisons -- and there is growing fear among them that the condemned may soon begin to be executed because of the lack of skilled lawyers to make a appeals for them. [New York Times]
  • The Paiute Indians claim to 430 acres on the south shore of Fish Lake in southern Utah, where their ancestors had summered for hundreds of years, has been rejected by the government because the acreage is part of a national forest. The government has also said it will not turn over more than 9,500 acres in another national forest. Federal officials say the Paiutes may be entitled to other land administered by the Bureau of Land Management, but the tribe considers this land much less valuable. [New York Times]
  • Increasing cases of Lyme disease, caused by the bite of the tiny deer tick, have been reported in Westchester County (N.Y.) and Long Island, which have substantial deer populations. The disease can progress to arthritis and meningitis if not treated quickly. About 100 cases have been identified on Long Island, and a similar number has been reported in Connecticut, where the disease was discovered in 1975. New Jersey has reported about 43 cases. [New York Times]
  • The P.L.O. evacuation from Beirut was delayed by Israeli warships after Israeli officials objected to 20 jeeps being driven aboard a ship that was to take about 1,000 of the Palestinian guerrillas to Tunisia. Israel gave the ship sailing orders after an American guarantee was given that the jeeps would be unloaded before the ship reached its destination in Tunisia. [New York Times]
  • A group of 265 Palestinian guerrillas arrived in Jordan after a stopover in Cyprus and were warmly received by King Hussein. The Palestinians were part of the first contingent of fighters who left Lebanon by ferry on Saturday. They were flown to Jordan from Cyprus in two jetliners that were chartered by the P.L.O. and the United Nations, according to one of the pilots. The other Palestinians in the initial contingent were flown to Iraq, where an official reception was held. [New York Times]
  • Israel will start a peace initiative in the Middle East, but it would have to be within the framework of the Camp David accords, Prime Minister Menachem Begin said in a statement to the cabinet. [New York Times]
  • Egypt set terms for resuming talks on Palestinian self-rule with Israel and the United States. President Hosni Mubarak said in a statement published in Washington that it would be "most difficult" for Egypt to resume negotiations unless the United States agreed to "the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination" and Israel stopped establishing Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. [New York Times]
  • Restrictive anti-inflationary policies were urged on member nations by the International Monetary Fund which, in its annual report, noted "widespread dissatisfaction and concern" with global economic conditions. The report, was published two weeks before the annual meeting of the fund and its sister institution, the World Bank, in Toronto. [New York Times]
  • Solidarity banners were set up by hundreds of Poles at two memorial floral crosses in Warsaw. Riot police armed with water cannons stood by, a reminder of official vows to meet opposition with "nerves of steel." [New York Times]
  • Armed guerrillas killed six civil guards in an attack on a police station in the central region of Peru. The authorities said at least 30 attackers were also killed in the raid by presumed leftists. It was the largest and deadliest attack since President Fernando Belaunde Terry took office two years ago. [New York Times]

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