A2 SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2001 THE SALINA JOURNAI T DOWNED SPY PLANE It's worth a thousand words Salina Journal A crew member's dad says picture proves son is 'alive and well' By DEB RIECHMANN The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A blurry photo, the only public peek of the Navy air crew held, in China, shows the Americans looking straight ahead as if listening to a lecture, their faces blank and offering little hint of their ordeal. . Taken Tuesday when U.S. officials for the first time were allowed to visit the Americans, the photograph has 11 of the 24 crew members seated at rows of long red tables. The photo brought instant relief to some of the captives' relatives. • "It proved he is alive and well," said Tom Crandall of Love's Park, 111., father of Navy Seaman Jeremy Crandall. Crandall said he knew U.S. officials had visited the crew. "But I had no confirmation myself that he is alive. So that (picture) proves it." Crandall said it appeared that his son, who is crinkling his nose in the photo, looked defiant. "He looked mad. I'm glad. That means he's still strong," CrandaU said. : China's decision to continue to detain the crew has heightened tension between the two nations. ; But despite the stolid expressions in the photo. Secretary of State Colin Powell said the crew members are being treat- TFUEL ComechngcommiinliieswUhiitfommtton , (USPS 478-06Q) .:vi:v:«v':':«.>'i .,;;,«v ;sti* Published seven days a week, 335 days a year af 333 S. Fbuflh, RO Sox 7<)n SalJna,KS 67402,. by Sallrta Journal Inc. - • Periodloal postage paid at Salina," KS Postmaster, send changes of address to: • The Salina Journal, P.O. Box 740, Salina K$ 67402-0740 : Tm BELL , editor Si publisher, lbaliesalloUrnal.com • ADVERTISING: KiM N ORWOOD director, knorwood @saljoumBl .com • BUSINESS: J ACKI Rre/(, manager, ryba @saljDurnal .com • CIRCULATION: D AVID G RAHAM director, graliam@saljournal .com 823-G363 Salina DEPARTMerrrs , .•NEWaScan-SBtiER:,:;; executive editor^'^etrer@s6ljpurnaU^ . PRODUCTION; D AVID A TKINSON manag8r,<'datWnsoi8sal)ournal,cdm 1-800-827-6363 Kansas The Associated Press This undated picture broadcast by CNN television Friday sliows members of tlie detained U.S. Navy crew at an undisclosed location in Cliina. ed with care. "There is no indication of any physical or verbal mistreatment," Powell said, reporting on a second visit U.S. officials made to the crew Friday The photo shows eight of the 21 men who were on the plane and all three of the women. The female members of the air crew are the most prominently depicted in the photo. They are seated at a table closest to the camera. The faces of others, seated in the back of the room, are grainy No one is smiling. And no one is making any hand gestures. In 1968, when a photo was snapped of crew members of the USS Pueblo, an intelligence gathering ship captured by North Korea, some of them made obscene gestures with their fingers to "salute" their captors. After the photo of the air crew in China flashed on his television Friday, James Coursen of Niles, Ohio, thought he recognized his son, Shawn, a cryptology technician operator on the plane. "1 hollered at my wife to come in. She looked real close, and she said 'No, it wasn't him.' We were hoping,' " Coursen said. Some may spend summer hot and home gUBSCBWnOWS E-mail: 9 |clrc@sal]oumal.coin • NO PAPER?: If your paper doesn't arrive by 6:30 a.m. weekdays or 7 a.m. weekends and holidays, call the number above. 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Average gasoline prices nationwide this week were about $1.44 a gallon, according to the government survey With current inventories tight,' the gasoline markets will be "vulnerable to sharp price Pool & Spa SERVICE run-ups if supply disruptions or bottlenecks occur," said the report, issued Friday by the Energy Information Administration. It said that by the end of May, the beginning of the summer driving season, gasoline inventories are expected to be about 200 million barrels, or 9 million barrels below what they were at the same time last summer, A Federal 'Trade Commission report on la^t summer's gasoline price spikes in the Midwest, where prices soared for a time well past $2 a gallon, recently warned that prices could surge again this summer The FTC investigation, which focused on the Midwest market, found no evidence of industry collusion, although it said some companies took advantage of last summer's tight supplies to maximize profits. 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