- The Washington Times - Sunday, January 12, 2003

Ex-Treasury Secretary Dillon dies at 93
NEW YORK C. Douglas Dillon, a Wall Street investment banker and diplomat who served as secretary of the Treasury in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, has died. He was 93.
Mr. Dillon died Friday at New York Presbyterian-Cornell Medical Center, where he had been hospitalized for several weeks with a severe infection. The death was first reported yesterday by the New York Times on its Web site.
The scion of a noted financial family, Mr. Dillon was hand-picked by President-elect John F. Kennedy to head the Treasury Department after six years as U.S. ambassador to France and nearly two years as undersecretary of state for economic affairs for President Dwight Eisenhower.
An original member of Mr. Kennedy's Cabinet, he was one of its two high-profile Republicans along with Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara surrounded by Democrats.
Mr. Dillon also was among the Cabinet officers who stayed on at the behest of President Lyndon B. Johnson after Mr. Kennedy's assassination in November 1963. He returned to private life in 1965.
Under both presidents, he led the Alliance for Progress, a program to spur economic development in Latin America, an effort he had spearheaded earlier as a founder of the Inter-American Development Bank.
Known as a staunch advocate of free trade, Mr. Dillon as Treasury secretary from 1961 to 1965 developed policies aimed at reducing the U.S. trade deficit by controlling inflation and expanding exports and backed U.S. cooperation with the European Common Market.
He also strongly advocated a massive tax cut program to spur economic growth. The tax measure was pending at the time of Mr. Kennedy's death, and Mr. Dillon won Mr. Johnson's support for its passage by Congress in 1964.

Man accused of selling technology to China
SAN JOSE, Calif. A man has been charged with illegally exporting technology to the People's Republic of China that could be used in missile guidance systems.
Qing Chang Jiang, also known as Frank Jiang, appeared in a San Jose federal court Friday on charges he sold to a company in China technology that has both commercial and military applications.
The devices in question are microwave amplifiers, sometimes used in commercial enterprise but also employed in the design of missile guidance systems.
The company where the amplifiers were delivered also has the same address as an entity of the People's Republic of China known as "The 54th Research Institute."
Mr. Qing was held without bail. Chief Magistrate Judge Patricia V. Trumbull set a detention hearing for Jan. 16.

Mourning sisters die in car accident
SAPULPA, Okla. Two sisters died in an automobile crash en route to make burial arrangements for their mother. A third sister was injured in the accident but was expected to be released yesterday from a hospital, a daughter said.
Sue W. Goode, 63, of Tulsa and Beatrice "Bea" Lewis, 66, of Sapulpa were killed in the Wednesday accident. They were passengers in a sport utility vehicle driven by their sister, Debra Stewart, 43, of Sand Springs.
The three had left a Sapulpa funeral home on their way to make burial arrangements at a cemetery in Sand Springs for their mother, Hazel Bell Liles, 82, who had died earlier Wednesday.

NASA delays launch of two satellites
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. NASA officials postponed the launch of a rocket carrying two Earth-orbiting satellites yesterday because of mechanical problems but said they would attempt to launch the Delta II rocket this afternoon.
Engineers were not able to load helium into the rocket, which is needed to propel the craft into space, said NASA spokesman Dave Steitz from Vandenberg Air Force Base.
The Delta II was scheduled to carry the Ice Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite, or ICESat, into orbit so it can study the oceans and observe the ice sheets that blanket the Earth's poles to determine whether they are growing or shrinking. The $282 million project will collect data for at least three years.

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