December 14, 1990
London.SECRETARY OF STATE James Baker says that even if Iraq pulls out of Kuwait, the embargo must continue until Iraq goes along with some credible international monitoring and control of its chemical, biological and nuclear-arms industries and imposes some discipline on its acquisition of modern conventional forces.This is an important point. The only thing wrong with it is that it should apply more broadly -- that is, to more than Iraq. The arms-sales business has reeked for so long that our political nostrils no longer sniff right from wrong.
October 27, 1990
Blaming increased costs for raw materials and labor, the Sparrows Point steel plant of Bethlehem Steel Corp., is planning to raise the price tag on its wares over the next two months.Like many of the nation's big steelmakers, Bethlehem Steel has seen demand for its steel products generally lag behind last year's robust levels.At the same time, as the economy continues to soften, Bethlehem's production costs for raw material and energy have risen."We've indicated [to our customers] that the reasons for the increases are our own production prices going up for raw materials, and some increases in labor," said Bethlehem spokesman Henry Von Spreckelsen yesterday.