The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 23, 2001 · Page 5
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THE SALINA JOURNAL NATION MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2001 AS BBIEFIY ij^stronauts install, Unfold robot arm '' CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Two spacewalking astronauts Successfully installed a massive billion-dollar robot arm (jin the international space station Sunday and unfolded the ifwo-handed limb. "Look at the size of this thing," space shuttle Endeavour crewman Chris Hadfield marveled as he tugged open the 58-foot, 3,600-pound arm. The ^rm remained bent at the elbow and was to be extended the rest of the way by the space station crew working inside. The new arm will serve as a high-tech construction crane throughout the lifetime of the space station. With a hand on lJ)oth ends and seven joints ^long its length, the arm is designed to move across the space station like an inchworm and perform chores wherever needed. Disciplinary hearing today for sub skipper » HONOLULU — The skipper of the USS Greeneville has been assured his disciplinary hearing today will be conducted "with an open mind" and expects to retire with full pension and an honorable discharge, his attorney said. I' Cmdr Scott Waddle plans to travel to Japan after he retires to meet with families of the nine Japanese students and adults killed when the submarine collided with the school's fishing boat Feb. 9, said civUian attorney Charles Gittins. i Waddle's commanding officer, U.S. Pacific Fleet comman- (jler Adm. Thomas Fargo, will punish Waddle today at a hearing known as an "admiral's mast," rather than institute a court-martial proceeding. It wUl mean the end of Waddle's Navy career, although he wiU not face the prospect of prison. Waddle has apologized and accepted fuU blame for the collision that sank the Ehime Maru. I Unmanned airplane tries to cross Pacific ! EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A robotic airplane took off Sunday in an attempt to fly from California to Australia to become the first drone to cross the Pacific Ocean; , The unpiloted Global Hawk U.S. spy plane took to the air at, 4:48 a.m, said John Haire, an Edwards Air Force Base spokesman. It was expected to land 22 hours and 8,600 miles later at a Royal Australian Air Force Base, he said. 1 The plane will fly at 65,000 feet, well above other air traffic and the nasty weather that plagues the Pacific. Ground crews in Australia will monitor the flight but not control it. : From Wire^ervice Reports • EARTH DAY The Associated Press A group of demonstrators march Sunday past the Chrysler Buijding (center) in an Earth Day procession from New York's Times Square to the United Nations. Green day Politicians sling mud in Earth Day remarks • PLANE SHOT DOWN By The Associated Press Activists, politicians and celebrities gathered for Earth Day celebrations and cleanups Sunday, but the event's founder and others criticized what they fear will be a rollback of environmental progress. President Bush has drawn fire from environmentalists for several environmental policies, including blocking efforts to limit carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and proposing to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. "Tragically, the president doesn't have any interest at aU in the issue," former Senator Gaylord Nelson, credited with founding Earth Day in 1970, said in a speech Saturday Nelson criticized Bush's decision last month to reject the Kyoto Protocol, a treaty aimed at reducing heat-trapping gases that cause global warming. Bush said the treaty's mandatory pollution reductions were too harmful to the American economy. The president has defended his efforts to strike a balance on environmental issues. In recent weeks, he has endorsed a treaty seeking a worldwide phase-out of a dozen highly toxic chemicals and upheld Clinton administration regulations requiring thousands of businesses to report releases of toxic lead. "Each of us understands that our prosperity as a nation will mean little if our legacy to future generations is a world of polluted air, toxic waste, and vanished forests," Bush said Saturday "As we celebrate Earth Day on this April 22, 2001, I encourage Americans to join me in renewing our commitment to protecting the environment and leaving our children and grandchildren with a legacy of clean water, clean air and natural beauty." Earth Day celebrations were more muted than last year, the 30th anniversary of the event. But the mood was celebratory at Grace Cathedral, the towering landmark on San Francisco's Nob Hill. Former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart was to play at the cathedral's interfaith environmental celebration. About 1,000 people were expected to attend the event, which wiU feature everything from a Japanese dance group and Tibetan temple bells to American Indian and Muslim chants. "This is sort of a unique experience where we're bringing a range of religious pasts together out of concern for creation and the earth," said cathedral spokeswoman MacKenzie Ward. In Los Angeles, politicians and activists held a rally Saturday to protest Bush's environmental policies. "Let's not turn back the clock," Rep. Jane Harman told a crowd of about 100 gathered at the Venice boardwalk. "Let's not let this Republican do the wrong thing." The cheering crowd responded with cries of "No More Bush!" "It's time to kick the bad drug habit of oil and costly energy," said actor Esai Morales, who plays Lt. Tony Rodriguez on the television drama "NYPD Blue." 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Donaldson was shot in both calves but was able to make an emergency Top teacher: More support By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Michele Forman, the 2001 teacher of the year, says teachers need more encouragement and support. "Entering the teaching profession has never been easy" said the straight-talking social studies teacher at Middlebury Union High School in Vermont. To make matters worse, she said, school systems are not doing enough to mentor young teachers. That leads to "endemic" burnout and isolated instructors who quit before they hit their stride and can excel. Forman, who is freed from classroom duties for a year, was to be introduced in a White House ceremony with President Bush today PENTAX OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATION we have something for it www.bkrx.com B&K People Helping People...Live flealthierUves P RESCRIPTION S HOP Box 1068 601 E. 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