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Monday, September 13, 1999
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1999 THE PALM BEACH POST 6A Taylor ODEEN Funeral Home Family Owned & Operated Appreciate the Difference 250 Center Strttt, Jupiter 744-2030 FREE REPORT reveals what the insurance companies don't want you to know. Donl settle your 5 case until you read this free report 1 Call toll tree 1S0O-2O7-7944-24hrs recorded msg. 737's rudder problems could be 'catastrophic' PLO may declare state if deal fails 1MUV-DAV yyil in liiifg DOUDLE YOUR MINUTES! ( 'Until the Year 2000 Exp. 93099. ma AT&T Advantage Plus Plans - Service in Over 7500 Cities Nationwide! '39.99 300-MflG 600 Min. $49.99 5mH,Hlu10Q0 Min. "WE HAVE WHAT YOU NEED!" AT&T GROUP CALLING - Unlimited Cell to Cell Calls in Home Area. "The 737 series airplanes . . . remain susceptible to rudder system malfunctions that could be catastrophic," the 346-page report said. Redesigning the rudder the largest moving part of the jet could cost Boeing hundreds of millions of dollars and cause uncounted airline disruptions for airplane modifications. There are 3,111 Boeing 737s in use worldwide, as many as 800 in the air at any given time. Boeing and Federal Aviation Administration officials say an upgraded rudder valve installed over the past two years on all 737s registered in the United States and many registered abroad have made a safe jet even safer. The 737 crashes on average less than two times per million departures, a record Boeing officials say rivals that of any other commercial jet. A I oil rtniUNAL NeTWunn - - Includes Cellular Long Distance. AT&T DIGITAL ONE-RATE - Includes Nationwide Roaming & Long Distance. etc. m Beepers, The Associated Press SEATTLE Efforts to fix rudder problems in the Boeing 737 have not eliminated malfunctions that "could be catastrophic," the National Transportation Safety Board concluded. In a report released in July, the board detailed its investigation into the 1991 crash of United Airlines Flight 585 in 1991 in Colorado Springs, Colo., and the crash of USAir Flight 427 near Pittsburgh in 1994. All 157 people on the two 737s died. The 737 is the world's most common commercial jet and the only with a single hydraulic valve for its rudder. Other jets have multiple valves that can compensate for each other if one jams. The single valve has showed a tendency to jam, causing rogue deflections of the sort that apparently affected a Metrojet flight in February, officials said. The crew reported that the rudder pedal appeared to move without being touched, at one point causing the 737-200 to turn to the right. The crew managed to land safely, partly by shutting down the plane's main hydraulic system. Had the rudder remained jammed, the plane could have rolled into a high-speed dive. The NTSB report lists 112 such "rudder events" on Boeing 737 flights during the past two decades. to "rise to the occasion" and seize the opportunity presented by the resumption of final status talks, expected to take place today. Presumably, if interim agreements were to be extended in lieu of a final status arrangement, Jerusalem and large chunks of the West Bank would remain under Israeli control. Barak has declined to specify what he means by long-term interim agreements. The Palestinians claim all of east Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast War, as the site of their future state. Barak has said that all of Jerusalem and large blocs of Jewish settlements in the West Bank will remain in Israeli hands in any final arrangement. Arafat aide Nabil Abour-deneh said that if negotiations did not lead to the establishment of a Palestinian state within a year, the PLO's Palestine Central Council would unilaterally declare statehood. TJie Associated Press JERUSALEM Palestinian officials said Sunday they were surprised by suggestions that Israel may forego a final peace deal, and said Palestinians would unilaterally declare a state if Israel reneges on its obligations. The officials spoke on the eve of the resumption of final peace talks, which are supposed to determine the ultimate status of the Palestinian entity and the fate of Jerusalem, claimed by each side as its capital. Entering the negotiations, the two sides expressed different expectations. The Palestinians said a final peace deal must be reached within a year, while Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak said the parties may conclude after a year that a deal cannot be reached and drop their efforts altogether. Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat balked at Barak's suggestion that, in case of a deadlock, long-term interim agreements could replace a final arrangement. 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But arena managers can-Ecfcled the concert Friday, two 2dys after its announcement en-Jjjged the city's Cuban exile community. "If they think they are going jt9 stop this, they have another 4nink coming," said Maria Zenoz, ruresident of Havana Caliente, the " band's New York-based record label. "We're not going to stop. The people have a right to see Los Van Van." Havana Caliente, concert promoter Debbie Ohanian and the ACLU contend the move denies freedom of expression guaranteed by the First Amendment. "This is an obvious attempt by the city of Miami to prevent Van Van from performing in Miami, which they are lawfully able to do," said John de Leon, a Cuban-American who heads the ACLU's Miami chapter. Zenoz said she is looking at other potential sites if the court challenge is unsuccessful. Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach are among those being considered. At issue is whether Los Van Van is violating the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba. Cuban bands may perform in the United States under cultural exchange exemptions, but may not profit from the concerts. Globe Facility Services, which manages the Knight Center, said it canceled the engagement when promoters could not provide documentation that the band was meeting the law. Ohanian said no other city has demanded such documentation, adding that she was only given one day's notice to provide the paperwork. Los Van Van's tour already has been approved by the State Department and U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. The 26-city tour began Sept 3 in Denver. Quality Condominium, Residential & Commercial protection since 1969 930-4811 U-10525 PUT CADILLAC TO THE TEST I999 SEVILLE SLS $C1Q A month y 36-month Lease $l,549 Due at lease signing No security deposit Tax, title, license and registration are extra. I999 ELDORADO s499 A month 36-month lease sl,999 Due at lease signing XaUp "t. j ' ; I ; y' . 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