December 4, 1990
More than seven out of 10 Evening Sun readers and other callers to SUNDIAL favor President Bush's offer to send Secretary of State James Baker to Iraq to discuss the Persian Gulf crisis. Of 271 callers, 198 (73 percent) said Bush did the right thing and 73 (27 percent) disagreed.Sixty-two percent, or 166 of 269 callers, think the diplomatic move will strengthen the American position in the gulf, while 38 percent (103 callers) think it will weaken the American position."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinion but is not a scientific poll.
January 12, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev told President Bush yesterday that he was pursuing some new ideas for a diplomatic solution to the Persian Gulf crisis, but the White House was not optimistic about their chances for success.Mr. Gorbachev outlined his proposals to Mr. Bush in a 25-minute telephone call yesterday morning. Soviet Ambassador Alexander Bessmertnykh met twice with the president later in the day to follow up on the discussions.Mr. Bush told reporters the Soviet leader was "thinking innovatively" but would not describe the ideas in detail.
October 22, 1990
The economic picture for Westinghouse Electric Corp.'s Linthicum facility, the county's largest private employer and a major player in the defense industry, won't be greatly affected by the Persian Gulf crisis, experts say, unless the confrontation explodes into a shooting war."Until this thing turns into a real fight, there isn't going to be much of a boon for anyone [in the defense industry] because nobody is consuming anything," said Ron Fraser, an analyst for the Center for Defense Information in Washington.
November 6, 1990
The world's airlines agreed yesterday to seek fare increases of up to 8 percent on international flights.The carriers said the higher fares, which would mark the second round of increases since the Persian Gulf crisis began three months ago, are needed because of higher fuel costs.Meeting in Geneva, members of the International Air Transport Association, which represents about 200 airlines, agreed to raise fares by 4 percent to 8 percent.In August, the trade group said it would raise fares 5 percent to 8 percent, an increase some airlines carried out this month.
January 8, 1991
WASHINGTON -- President Bush may postpone his planned summit in Moscow next month with Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev, according to White House officials, who say the trip is threatened both by the Persian Gulf crisis and problems in the U.S.-Soviet relationship.The most imminent threat to the meeting, scheduled for Feb. 11-13, is posed by the situation in the gulf. The White House has not ruled out the possibility that Mr. Bush would travel if hostilities were under way, but administration officials said it was unlikely the president would make the trip unless the crisis was close to being resolved.
March 15, 1991
Gulf notebookA town meeting on the continuing Persian Gulf crisis will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow in the Gaare Auditorium, Nursing Building, at the New Community College of Baltimore, ++ 2901 Liberty Heights Ave.Speakers from local organizations will discuss the political cost of U.S. military intervention in the gulf, both at home and abroad.The meeting is sponsored by the Baltimore Coalition against U.S. Intervention in the Middle East, the Baltimore Student Coalition against U.S. Intervention in the Middle East, the Student/ Community Alliance, the Baltimore Ministerial Alliance and the Network for Peace in the Middle East.