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Saturday October 16, 1982
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News stories from Saturday October 16, 1982

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

  • Military operations in space are being vastly expanded by the United States after a quarter of a century of mostly peaceful exploration. To enable American forces to fight more effectively in a prolonged conventional or nuclear war, the Reagan administration plans to increase spending on military operations in space over the next five years even faster than the rest of the military budget. Satellites will also be improved, to develop their capacity in communications, intelligence gathering, navigation, weather forecasting and mapping. [New York Times]
  • The football strike is a confrontation over the utilization of such new technology as cable and pay television and workplace power, not merely over money and a wage scale, according to labor experts. They view this strike, which involves 1,500 players with professional status, as a "turning point," a confrontation that can be expected to occur increasingly in the future as the nation continues to adopt new technologies that alter its workplace and transform its economy. [New York Times]
  • A shortage of nursing borne beds in many parts of the United States has been reported by health officials, who believe the shortage will worsen as the elderly population increases. They say the shortage affects mostly poor people whose nursing care is financed by the government through Medicaid. The government usually pays less than the rate charged to private patients, and many homes prefer patients who can pay the higher rates. [New York Times]
  • The U.S. would sever connections with any United Nations organization, including the United Nations itself, that voted to exclude Israel from participation. The announcement by Secretary of State George Shultz also said that the United States was prepared to suspend all payments to the organizations. Suspension has been ordered for $8.5 million owed the International Atomic Energy Agency for the rest of 1982 because of its vote last month to withdraw Israel's credentials. [New York Times]
  • Siberian pipeline sanctions imposed by the United States is part of a proposal the Reagan administration has submitted to France, Germany, Britain and Italy. The proposal, which was presented before the latest clashes in Poland, commits the allied governments to a fundamental review of how to deal with the Soviet Union and how to use such pressure points as credit terms and techology transfers as leverage in any linkage of trade with Soviet behavior. [New York Times]

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