The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 14, 2001 · Page 2
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A2 SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2001 THE SALINA JOURNAL BRIEFLY Sharon willing to recognize Palestinians JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said in an interview published Friday that he is willing to recognize a Palestinian state, though in less than half of the West Bank and with many Israeli-imposed limitations, Sharon has repeatedly said in, the past that he is prepared to recognize a demilitarized •Palestinian state in less than half the West Bank. However, he has rarely addressed the issue since taking office in March. 'In an interview with the . Maariv daily Sharon said a Palestinian state could only be the outcome of peace talks , and that it could serve as a long-term interim solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Palestinians, who already have full or partial control over 40 percent of the West Bank, insist on setting up a state in all of the West Barik and Gaza Strip, as well as traditionally Arab east Jerusalem. They have said - Sharon's ideas could never serve as a basis for peace , talks. Doctors pronounce i\/lilosevic fit for prison BELGRADE, Yugoslavia — Slobodan Milosevic was back in prison Friday after a judge accepted a medical report • that found the former Yu: - gosiav president fit enough ; * for jcontinued detention. ; Under police guard, a mo• toreade rushed Milosevic 1 from a hospital back to Bel- I grade's Central Prison, where ; he is being held during inves- ; tigations for crimes he al• legedly committed while in ' office. Milosevic was admitted to • the hospital late Wednesday after complaining of chest pains. Under constant guard, he underwent a series of medical tests for possible heart trouble, but apparently no serious ailment was detected apart from previously diagnosed high blood pres: sure. Remains of crash victims flown home HANOI, Vietnam — In a •poignant echo of earlier services for long-lost soldiers, U.S. officials held a repatria- ; tiori ceremony Friday for sev- '; en" Americans killed last I • weekend while searching for the^remains of Americans • missing since the Vietnam '.' War.: ; "All these men are heroes. " They gave their lives for something they believed in," U.S. Ambassador Pete Peterson said. He said the deaths of the seyen Americans and nine Vietnamese in a helicopter crash April 7 would strengthen • both countries' commitment to :. account for people still miss; ing in action from the war From Wire Service Reports DICKINSON THEATRES u>vo„„ All seats 35.00 before 6:00 p.m. Central Mall 2259S9iiiSi (785)825-9105 Pokemon 3 (G) 2:00 4:45 7:20/E«ll Wounds (R) 9:20 T DOWNED SPY PLANE Josle and the Pussycats (PG13) 1:40 4:25 7:10 9:30 Enemy at the Gates (R) 1:30 4:15 7:00 9:40 Along Came a Spider (R) 1:40 4:25 7:10 9:30 Spy Kids (PG) 1:50 4:35 7:20 9:20 Tomcats (R) 2:00 4:45 7:20 9:20 Someone Like You (PG13) 1:50 4:35 7:10 9:30 Blow (R) 1:30 4:15 7:00 9:40 Mid-State2 2'50S9tliSl (785)825-91051 Just Visiting (PG13) 2:15 4:45 7:00 9:00 Joe Dirt (PG13) 2:30 5:00 7:10 9:10 U.S. describes thaptic^ landing of spy plane 1 1 China insists the U.S. plane swerved into its fighter plane By PAULINE JELINEK The Associated Press WASHINGTON — As heavily armed Chinese soldiers shouted through megaphones and waved their arms outside, the crew of a downed U.S. spy plane frantically destroyed classified material for 15 minutes after landing at a Chinese military airfield, senior U.S. diplomats said Friday "They made it clear they wanted us off that aircraft," U.S. diplomats in Beijing quoted Navy Lt. Shane Osborn, the pilot of the EP-3E reconnaissance plane, as saying. "They boarded the aircraft," added Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld at a Pentagon news conference. "They were armed, and they invited the crew off the aircraft." The U.S. version of the air collision and emergency landing that led to the 11-day detention of the crew in China was laid out in the greatest detail yet on both sides of the globe Friday by officials from the State Department and Defense Department. Time to set record straiglit At the Pentagon, Rumsfeld played a dramatic videotape of previous close encounters between U.S. and Chinese planes off the China coast. "We got bumped. We got thumped," an American pilot is heard saying at one point. "For 12 days, one side of the story has been presented," Rumsfeld said. "It seemed to me, with the crew safely back in the United States, it was time to set out factually what actually took place." The crew members were still in Hawaii being debriefed about the April 1 collision, in which they say they were hit by a Chinese F-8 fighter jet that had been monitoring them. "The Chinese pilots have been maneuvering aggressively against our pilots for months," Rumsfeld said. He said there were at least 44 recent occasions of such behavior despite U.S. complaints to Beijing. Rumsfeld said the American plane was flying straight and level over the South China Sea when it was struck by the Chinese jet. Chinese officials vigorously dispute that, and what happened is likely to be a source of Jr Enchanted Cottage-^i, 1311 South Santa Fe • Salina TRoomaOfFunt Salina's Special "Speciality" Shopl^ Open Wed. - Sat. .,10... 5 (785)493-9102 ^^^^ iEurlmutr^ ll'ililNlllSCnilS IlilillllCN lllll'lis LoiloiT k Xli'oiiofi' Tliaii Wax 785-227-9922 The Associated Press Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld tail^s during a news conference at tlie Pentagon Friday in Wasliington. Rumsfeld said tlie American spy plane was flying straight and level until a Chinese fighter pilot struck the U.S. aircraft from below. contention when the two sides meet Wednesday at a still-unannounced location to talk about the incident. "The U.S. reconnaissance plane had intruded into China's airspace and rammed a Chinese fighter," Friday's official China Daily newspaper quoted Premier Zhu Rongji as saying. "The U.S. side must take the entire responsibility for the plane collision incident." 'Chinese propaganda' The 24 crew members were released after the Bush administration expressed regret and sorrow, but U.S. officials have said the Chinese were at fault. Characterizing the U.S. response as an apology was "Chinese propaganda," Secretary of State Colin Powell said Friday U.S. officials say two Chinese interceptors took off from Hainan island to trail the U.S. plane, which was on a surveillance mission 64 miles off the island's coast. One of the Chinese fighters drew close to the American aircraft three times, Rumsfeld said. On the first two passes, it came within three feet of the left wing. On the third approach, the Chinese pilot apparently realized he was closing too fast and, instead of passing under the American plane, tried to swing his plane GILLIAN DAN ANTHONV LAUDA , AitDEDSOK AyiROrD LAPACLIA LIUHEV , Eiic STOLTZ ) ( WINNER BEST ACTRESS viLuct voici nut CBmcy MU »•••*! IMGKUT RATtlGl MAGNinCENTI ONE OF THE VERY BEST OF THE YEAH!" - UM SCMWAWfcAUM. UmBTAWMtHT VUUV THE HOUSE OF MIRTH ART Show CENTER Thurs.-Fri. 5:00 7:35 PTMFMA Sat-Sun. 2:00 5:00 7:35 LlllLiVl/i Mon.-Wed. 5:00 7:35 Camille Beckman Skin Care Products m N. Main St. Lindsborg, KS 67456 785-227-2829 INVITES YOU TO VISIT 11 I Julie Peterson ' ]ulie is a graduate of the I Academy of Hair Design, and is very excited about seeing you at I SuperHair. 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His plane hit the outermost engine on the left wing, then the inner engine, then flipped up into the nose of the EP-3E, shearing it off The impact broke the Chinese fighter plane in half, and the debris spiraled into the sea, according to the U.S. version of the incident. The Chinese pilot has not been found. China has said the U.S. plane swerved into its fighter. Thought they would die After the collision, U.S. officials say, the U.S. plane plummeted 8,000 feet. "The way the plane was spinning, there was no way they could get out," James Coursen, the father of Navy Cryptologic Technician Operator 1st Class Shawn Coiirsen, told the Los Angeles Times after speaking to his son. "It was chaos in there. They thought they were all going to die." Kristi Young, the sister of another crew member, Rodney Young, said her brother told her that the first moments after the collision were "like a disaster movie." She'told the New York Daily News that papers, pens and electronic instruments were flying around inside. The crew made 25 to 30 attempts to broadcast distress calls and alert the Chinese about the emergency landing, Rumsfeld said. Chinese officials say they did not hear any call. The crew put on parachutes, and Osborn, the pilot, considered ordering them to bail out or ditching the damaged craft in the sea, U.S. officials say But he decided to land at the Chinese air base at Lingshui, on Hainan. Before landing, he made a 270-degree turn around the field, a standard signal that he was out of contact with the control tower, the United States says. The airfield was clear, indicating the Chinese commanders were not taking any steps to discourage the American plane from landing, U.S. diplomats said. Helto Edlv! '. 1 spvcicilly Doll Sluiwrdiiiii for llie yoiiiii; A. yoiiii!; at liciirl." Check out our Bearington Easter Bunnies & Bears I.iicaU'il 111 Aiikl l.;ini; Sviic -1111 N. S;iiua \'c. 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