The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 27, 2001 · Page 2
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A2 FRIDAY. APRIL 27, 2001 WASHINGTON THE SAUNA JOURNAL T HOUSE VOTE the Salina Journal Connecltng communities with Information (USPS 478-060) Published seven days a week, 365 days a year at 333 S. Fourth, P.O. Box 740, Sallna, KS 67402, by Salina Journal Inc. Periodical postage paid at Salina, KS Postmaster Send changes of address to: The Salina Journal P.O. Box 740' Salina KS 67402-0740 TOM BELL editor & publisher, tbell@SBliournal.com DEPARTMENTS . ADVEFTTISING: KlM NORWOOD director, knorwoodSsaljournal.com • BUSINESS: JACKI l=fYBA, manager, ryba@Baliournal.com • CIRCULATION: DAVID GRAHAM director, graham@salloumal.com • NEWS: Scom SEIRER executive editor, sselrer@saljoumal.com • PRODUCTION: DAVID ATKINSON manager, c(a(Mnso@sa(/ourna/.com 823-6363 Salina 1-800-827-6363 Kansas SUBSCRIPTIONS E-mail: s]circ@sal|ournal.com • 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. 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 for one month, $42.19 plus 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 (thr«e months): In Kansas, $45.58 plus tax for dally paper, $37.12 plus tax for Monday through Saturday, $36.06 plus tax for Monday 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. ADVERTISIiyfi E-mall: s|adv@salJournal.com • CLASSIFIED AND DISPLAY AD HOURS: Between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. weekdays. EXTENSION ISO • HOURS: 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 2 p.m. to midnight Sunday. FAX NUMBERS ALL •EPAF<TME [«rrS 823-3207 NEWS DEPAFTTMENT 827-6363 SPORTS 8Z7-6060 Kerrey / Former senator responds FROM PAGE A1 Quigley did not comment directly on the Kerrey case, but he was aslted what the consequence would be of failing to correctly state the circumstances in combat for later awards. "You'd have to ascertain the circumstances under which the facts were put down incorrectly," he said. "Is this an honest effort to describe facts as you best remember them and you have a failure of your memory, or conflicting facts, or is this an intentional effort from the get-go to describe a situation that never occurred? You'd have to ascertain which one you have." Kerrey, who has not ruled out a run for president in 2004, said he is haunted by the memory of the raid. "I have lived with this privately for 32 years," Kerrey told the Omaha World-Herald in an interview published Wednesday. "I can't keep it private any more. My conscience tells me some good should come from this." Kerrey, who earned the nation's highest valor award, the Medal of Honor, for a later SEAL action, talked about the raid publicly for the first time last week in a speech to ROTC students at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va. Kerrey said the mission took place on a moonless night, when he was a 25-year-old lieutenant leading a seven-man commando team. He said Klann and another one of his men killed several people they came upon at the start of the raid because they believed they were a threat. Kerrey said he had not ordered the killings but took responsibility for them. About 15 minutes later, Kerrey said, shots were fired at his squad and his men returned fire. Fetal crime bill faces friendlier finish Senate still must debate the fetal crime bill that Bush supports By JANELLE CARTER The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The House voted Thursday to make it a federal crime to harm a fetus during an assault on its mother, urging action on behalf of "unborn victims." Abortion rights advocates decried the bill as a foot in the door toward legal recognition of fetuses as people. After a lengthy and sometimes testy debate that included pictures of a woman holding her stillborn child who died after she was assaulted, the House passed the bin 252-172, almost identical to the 254-172 margin by which it was passed a year ago. Unlike last year, this bill has the support of the White House and its new occupant. Former President Clinton had promised to veto it if it ever reached him. It didn't, largely because there was little support for it in the Senate. The Senate Judiciary Committee, now evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, has not set a hearing on the issue yet this year The WTiite House said this week, "The administration supports protection for unborn children and therefore supports House passage." House supporters characterized the bill as an anti-crime measure, not an abortion issue. "The law must not look upon a violent criminal's unborn victims with an indifferent eye," said House Majority Whip Tom DeLay, R-Texas. "Every young life must be acknowledged. And every young life must be protected from predatory criminals." DeLay assailed a Democratic amendment that would have stiffened penalties for harming T DOWNED SPY PLANE U.S. loses secrets from spy plane Admiral says crew did best job it could in the time it had By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Despite the best efforts of American crew members, U.S. secrets were lost to the Chinese when an American spy plane made an emergency landing in China, the Pentagon said Thursday. Asked at a briefing whether there was a loss of intelligence material, Rear Adm. Craig Quigley said, "We feel there was." The EP-3E aircraft and a Chinese F-8 fighter jet collided April 1 over the South China Sea. The 24 American, crewmen were released after 11 days, but China has yet to surrender the plane, which was on an Intelligence gathering mission.' "The crew did the best job they could with the time that they had after the collision and before the plane touched down on Hainan island," Quigley said. "It wasn't perfect, but we feel they did the best job that they could." The crew was questioned after their returning from China and will be questioned again when after their leaves of absence, Quigley said. "Our understanding is not complete," he said. Said Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee: "We've lost some ground, but I don't think it's irreparable. That's the chance you take when you have a reconnaissance plane like that that's gathering data." Rep. Porter Goss, R-Fla., who as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has had secret briefings on the incident, said the crew performed admirably, but "we have suffered some damage. ... "Is it devastating? No, I don't think so. But yes, I think it's significant." Goss also said the Bush administration should return immediately to the air the unarmed, unescorted spy planes. Flights remain suspended indefinitely. "Our business-as-usual reconnais- sa:nce should resume immediately and it should be without any kind of patrol craft. We're not armed. We're not a threat to anybody It's all lawful and legal." The National Security Agency, the government office responsible for collecting electronic intelligence, is conducting a review of the potential damage done by the loss of the top-secret aircraft, government officials said. Ynot Come On Over! We'll Buy Out Any Competitors Contract! PI (Y) YNOX CELLUL /l5l «i¥Dealer Steve WIRELESS STORE HOURS : Mon.-Fri. 9 - 6, Sat. 9 -1 128 N. Santa Fe / SALINA, KS 67401 / 785-823-5225 Fine Crystal Pieces Est. 1884 w e L e R 5 Fine Credit Jewelers It's the little things that matter. 123 N. Santa Fe / 825-0531 HAIL DAMAGE? 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That may not be in this bill but, let me tell you, it's the next one down the T VIEQUES road," she said. The bin would apply to crimes in federal jurisdiction, but about half the states have similar laws. The Supreme Court in 1989 upheld Missouri's version, one of the broadest, which describes an "unborn child" at any stage of development as a person. "Today is about bringing the country together to put people in jail who deserve to go," said Rep. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. , the bill's author. A related law in North Carolina was used earlier this year to convict former Carolina Panthers football player Rae Carruth on charges of conspiracy and use of an instrument — a gun — with intent of destroying an unborn child in the death of his pregnant girlfriend, Cherica Adams. Adams was ambushed and shot in her car. The child — a boy — was delivered by emergency Caesarean section and is being raised by Adams' mother Kansas Vtote This is how the Kansas' delegation voted on the bilitomal<eita:federal crime to harm a fetus Jerry l\/loran: yes Jim Ryuntyes Todd Tiahrt: yes Dennis iVIoore: no Family members have said the child has developmental problems and cerebral palsy One House member, Rep. Bobby Rush, D-IIL, voted present. Robyn Wheeler, his spokeswoman, said he voted present because he believes the bill was poorly written and would eventually erode a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy. Thousands send message to U.S. Puerto Ricans protest after judge rules U.S. can continue bombing By The Associated Press VIEQUES, Puerto Rico — Puerto Ricans mobilized fbr massive protests to prevent the U.S. Navy from bombing its Vieques island range, after a federal judge ruled Thursday that the military exercises could resume. In San Juan, Puerto Rico's capital, thousands of people waving blue-and-white Vieques flags gathered for an anti-Navy peace rally outside the Capitol building. Navy officials, buoyed by a federal judge's refusal to block the exercises, said ships would resume shelling the eastern tip of Vieques this morning. Even as they spoke, federal marshals were scouring the range on the outlying Caribbean island for militants, including prominent opposition leader Sen. Norma Burgos, who sneaked into the restricted military zone by boat before dawn Thursday "We intend to prosecute trespassers to the fullest extent of the law," Navy spokesman Lt. Jeff Gordon said. Among those reported on the range was Myrta Sanes, sister of security guard David Sanes, whose April 1999 death by bombs fired off-target on the range provoked an explosion of public anger and anti-U.S. sentiment. Protesters invaded and occupied the area, preventing exercises until they were forcibly removed by U.S. marshals in May 2000. Under an agreement with the White House, scaled-back exer­ cises resumed using only inert ammunition. But opposition mounted again after the popular Sila Calderon won gubernatorial elections in November, repudiated the agreement and demanded an immediate end to the bombing exercises. Her call has been taken up by Puerto Rican celebrities including Marc Anthony, Benicio del Toro, Ricky Martin, Jose Feliciano, Roberto Alomar and Juan Gonzalez, who asked President Bush in full-page ads in Thursday's Washington Post and New York Times to "stop the bombing of Vieques now." rARRCW r PRINTING COMPANy, INC. Celcr 825-8124 115 W. Woodland in north Salina just off Santa INC. www.arrowprlntco.com CHEVROLET PONTIAC OLDSMOBILE BUICK CADILLAC State Farm is here to help you with your claim. If you're a State Farm Policyholder and your home or car was damaged by the recent hail storm, it's best to report that damage right away. Contact your State Farm agent now for instructions on filing your claim. 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