The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 20, 2001 · Page 2
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Salina, Kansas
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A2 FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2001 WASHINGTON THE SALINA JOURNAL T U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS SiaJiina Journal Connecting communities with information (USPS 478-06O) Published seven days a week, 365 days a year at 333 S. f=burth, P.O. Box 740, Sallna, KS 67402, by Sallna Journal Inc. Periodical postage paid at Sallna, KS Postmaster Send ctianges of address to: The Salina Journal P.O .BOK740 Salina KS 67402-0740 TOM BELL editor ii publisher, DEPAHTMENTS • ADVERTISING: KIM NORWOOD director, knorwo() • BUSINESS: JACKI RYBA, manager, • CIRCULATION: DAVID GRAHAM director, • NEWS: SCOTT SEIRER • executive editor, • PRODUCTION: DAVID ATKINSON manager, 823-6363 Salina 1-800-827-6363 Kansas SUBSCRIPTIONS E-mall: • NO PAPER?: If your paper : doesn't arrive by 6:30 a.m, weekdays or 7 a.m. weekends and holidays, oall the number above. In Sallna, If you call by 11 a.m., your paper will be delivered that day. Out-of-town subscribers will receive missed papers the following day. • CIRCUUTION DEPARTMENT HOURS: Open at 5:30 a.m. daily. Closes at 5:30 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. on weekends, 11 a.m. on holidays. • CARRIER RATES: $15.00 plus tax forone month, $42.19 pliis tax for three months. • RATES BY MOTOR ROUTE: $15.94 plus tax for one month, $47.82 plus tax for three months. • RATES BY MAIL (three months): In Kansas, $45.58 plus tax lor daily paper, $37.12 plus tax for Monday through Saturday, $36.06 plus tax for It/londay through Friday and $20.21 plus tax for Sunday. Outside Kansas, $54.75 for daily paper, $44.25 for Monday through Saturday, $49.50 for Monday through Friday and $25.95 for Sunday. ADVERTISING E-mail: sjadv @ • CLASSIFIED AND DISPLAY AD HOURS: Between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. weekdays. TIRADE SUMMIT Bush pushes for 'aggressive' trade The Associated Press An unidentified U.S. plane flies near a Chinese plane off the Chinese coast in this image taken from a video shot last year and released Thursday by the Chinese Foreign Ministry. Ministry spokeswoman Zhang Qiyue showed reporters the video footage during a news conference and said she had documented "dangerous and aggressive" flying by U.S. pilots. Video games continue EXTENSION 150 • HOURS: 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 2 p.m. to midnight Sunday. FAX NUMBERS ALL DERARTMENTS 823-3207 NEWS DEPARmWENT 827-6363 SPOFTTS 827-6060 President taps Brownback's top adviser By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Bush will nominate a top adviser to Sen. Sam Brownback, R- Kan., as assistant secretary of state for south Asian affairs. Bush Wednesday announced his intention to nominate Christina B. Rocca for the post. As a professional staff member for Brownback, Rocca advises the senator on foreign policy matters. Brownback chairs the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East and South Asian Affairs. Rocca, 43, served as a staff operations officer for the CIA Directorate of Operations from 1982 to 1997 and is a graduate of King's College at the University of London in England. She is a Washington, D.C. native. Customer Appreciation & Retirement Sunday, April 29tlft j 2:00 - 4:00 p .mr ^ homecf©st furniture Kt .v. .*.* ;ffl Mori SUNFLOWER 823-7512 i1125E. 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It seemed to have been shot from the cockpit of a Chinese plane, and an American pilot can be seen taking pictures back. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zhang Qiyue said the video depicted "dangerous and aggressive" U.S. flying. The Pentagon's spokesman, Rear Adm. Craig Quigley, disagreed. "That showed clearly the F-14 and F/A-lBs that were in the proximity of whatever type of Chinese aircraft it was — I assume it was a jet —... and what you saw was quite a civil distance being maintained," he said. Quigley said the video was shot in such a way as to distort the distance between the American and Chinese planes. "They were pretty quick with the zoom button on the video camera, and it brought the aircraft much closer, but I think the starting point of the video that they showed indeed showed the U.S. aircraft at what we would consider a prudent distance from the Chinese aircraft, and that's all we're asking for in this case is prudent, nonaggressive, nonthreatening flying," he added. The Chinese video was released as a counterpoint to an American video shown at a Pentagon news conference last week by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in which the pilot of a Chinese F-8 fighter is shown flying outside the wing of an American turboprop surveillance aircraft off the Chinese coast eai-lier this year. Rumsfeld said it proved Chi- Central National Bank MEMBER FDIC 454 S. Ohio, Salina Personal Service in Salina 785-823-5700 We Sell Peace of Mind. Midwest Security Systems, Inc. 1006 E. 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In Thursday's talks in Beijing, the Chinese reiterated their position that the Navy EP-3E Aries II surveillance plane turned suddenly into the path of their fighter, causing a collision and sending the fighter plunging into the sea. The pilot was lost and the Navy plane was forced to make an emergency landing at China's Hainan island. The U.S. negotiators in Beijing presented a written proposal for permitting a team of U.S. aeronautical engineers and EP-3E experts to go to Hainan and inspect the plane in order to determine whether it makes more sense to repair and fly it out or take it apart and ship it out, officials said. 34-nation summit meeting on trade set to open today By RON FOURNIER The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Bush administration said a 34-nation summit opening in Quebec today will set an agenda for safeguarding democracy throughout the Western Hemisphere while building tighter economic bonds. "The sooner we get a free trade agreement for the Americas in place, the better off the continent will be," President Bush said Thursday during an Oval Office meeting with President Fernando De la Rua of Argentina. It marked the seventh time Bush has met with a Western Hemisphere leader in advance of the Summit of Americas, the three-day session opening to a chorus of protests from anti- globalization demonstrators. Bush hopes the gathering builds support in the United States for a barrier-free trade zone stretching from Alaska to Chile. He also wants to persuade a reluctant Congress to grant him broad authority to negotiate trade treaties lawmakers can vote up or down without changes. "I'm going to be very aggressive about pushing a free trade agenda for the hemisphere," Bush said. 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