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VOL. 76 NO. 2U COPYRIGHT 1986 COSHOCTON, OHIO FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 31 1986 622-1 122 BUSINESS OFFICE 622-1 125 CIRCULATION (USPS 133-700) THIRTY CENTS 6 Reagan ourns our seven voyagers space when their spacecraft exploded. Calling the seven crew members by their first names, Reagan said: "Dick, Mike, Judy, El, Ron, Greg and Chris ta, your families and your country mourn your passing. We bid you goodbye, but we will never forget you.

"For those who knew you well and loved you, the pain will be deep and enduring. A nation, too, will long feel the loss of her seven sons and daughters, her seven good friends. We can find consolation only in faith, for we know in our hearts that you who flew so high and so proud now make your home beyond the stars, safe in God's promise of eternal life." markers of those who fell on the way. But grief only steeled them to the journey ahead. "Today the frontier is space and the boundaries of human knowledge," Reagan said.

"Sometimes, when we reach for the stars, we fall short. But we must pick ourselves up again and press on despite the pain." At a ceremony bringing together mourners from all over the nation to share their grief with the victims' families, Reagan said, "Our nation's loss is first a profound personal loss to the family, friends and loved ones of our shuttle astronauts. To those they have left behind the mothers, the president said. "We must continue. Other brave Americans must go now where they so valiantly tried to lead, a fitting place, I have always thought, for Americans the stars and beyond.

"In some closed societies," he said, "a tragedy of this sort would be permanently disheartening, a fatal setback to any such program followed not by mourning and national recommitment but by attempts to evade responsibility. The tragedy of the shuttle seven will only serve to strengthen the resolve of America to Dursue their dream of the stars and beyond." Reagan, accompanied by his wife, Nancy, arranged to meet privately beforehand with relatives of those killed in the fiery explosion of the space shuttle Challenger just after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The shuttle carried schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe and six other crew members on the nation's 56th manned space flight. "All of them were heroes," Reagan said Thursday night in a dinner speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference meeting in Washington. "Each of us is in their debt." "We are aware, too, of our own duty, to them and to their memory," the Experts study large iTII 11 neces or naueneer 1 iff 1 I 1 i i i 'v h' i 1 fathers, the husbands and wives, brothers and sisters and, yes, especially the children all of America stands beside you in your time of sorrow." "The dedicated men and women of NASA have lost seven members of their family," the president added.

"Still, they, too, must forge ahead with a space program that is effective, safe and efficient but bold and committed. "Man will continue his conquest of space, to reach out for new goals and ever-greater achievements. That is the way we shall commemorate our seven Challenger heroes." The seven astronauts on Tuesday became the first Americans lost in sustained anti-government protest in Haiti since the Duvalier dynasty was established in 1957. Jean-Claude, also known as "Baby Doc," assumed the presidency upon the death of his father, Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier, in 1971. Six people have been reported killed and at least 30 injured since anti-Duvalier demonstrations began Sunday in Cap Haitien, Haiti's second-largest city of 60,000 people on the north coast.

Maggie Steber, a freelance photographer in Cap Haitien, said the army called a curfew this morning and used clubs and tear gas to get people off the streets. "I saw several incidents of the army hitting people with clubs to get them inside," she said in a telephone call to The Associated Press in New York. On Thursday, witnesses reported looting in four towns as anti-government unrest increased, and diplomatic sources said three people were trampled to death by a mob sacking a CARE food warehouse in Cap Haitien. On Monday, a tailor and two children died when security forces fired on demonstrators. i It ii il mmmmwmfmmmk.

ft. SIP I If a a American flags that mysteriously ap- of the Space Shuttle Challenger Tues-peared along the road. Seven crew day which was launched from Pad 39B. members were killed in the explosion (AP) 4 president flees HOUSTON (AP) President Reagan today mourned the loss of "our seven star voyagers," bidding them farewell while promising America will forge ahead with an "effective, safe and efficient but bold and committed" space program. In remarks prepared for a memorial service to the Challenger Seven, Reagan compared the five men and two women to the pioneers of the American West, "the sturdy souls who took their families and their belongings and set out into the frontier." "Often they met with terrible hardship," Reagan said.

"Along the Oregon Trail, you can still see the grave. HONORING SEVEN Kennedy Space Center workers en route to Pad 39B were met by the sight of seven small aitian PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -Soldiers were deployed in Haiti's capital city "every few blocks" today after the government of President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier collapsed, according to the U.S. Embassy. White House spokesman Larry Speakes, accompanying President Reagan aboard Air Force One to Houston, announced that Duvalier had fled the country. He said his information was based on a report from the U.S.

Embassy in Haiti. An embassy spokesman, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said he did not know whether stores had been closed, or whether a curfew had been call At A Glance Today's weather It will be cloudy tonight with a chance of snow, mixed with freezing rain or sleet. The low will be in the mid-20s. Saturday will have a high in the low 40s. Details on page 3.

Sheriff seeks clues in burglary case The Coshocton County Sheriff's Department is asking county residents or motorists for some help in solving a Thursday breaking and entering and burglary. Brenda Champagne of 44467 Ohio 541 West reported at 10:47 a.m. Thursday that somebody had broken into her residence and taken a pearl necklace and two gold earrings with two pearls each. Deputies reported that a window was broken and a door jamb damaged, with the door left ajar when Champagne firts noticed the problem. Deputies request that if anyone saw a person walking, being picked up, or getting into a vehicle two-and-a-half to five miles west of Coshocton on Ohio 541 between 8 and 11 a.m.

Thursday, please call the sheriff's department at 622-2411. Ohio CLEVELAND (AP) The winning number drawn Thursday night in the Ohio Lottery's daily game, "The Number," was 594. In the "Pick 4" game, the winning number was 4854. The lottery reported earnings of $777,113 from wagering on "The SUSPECTED CAUSE NASA officials investigating the possible cause of the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger looked into the theory a leak may have developed in the second the side of the ship, between one of the two booster rockets and the huge external tank that contained more than 500,000 gallons of volatile liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen propellant. In that film, taken from south of the launch area, the source of the fire could not be pinpointed.

Since then, NASA has impounded film from cameras photographing the shuttle from several angles and from tracking aircraft. The source, who spoke on condition CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -Specialists examined at least five large chunks of shattered Challenger's fuselage today, and studied the possibility that a blowtorch of flame from a solid-fuel booster rocket triggered the explosion that destroyed the shuttle and its crew. Officials of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration were surprised that so many large pieces survived Tuesday's fireball. The big sections and several small pieces of the main body were plucked from the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday and ferried to Port Canaveral, where they were unloaded and taken to a hangar that is storing thousands of pieces of shuttle debris.

A NASA videotape of the unloading showed the Challenger's nose and part of the cabin, parts of a cargo bay door, and sections of wing. The largest piece of the latest find was about 20 by 8 feet. Ironically, on the side of the cabin area was a yellow arrow, with the word "rescue" pointing to an emergency hatch. Observing the unloading was astronaut Steve Nagle, who flew aboard Challenger last October. The wreckage was spotted floating about 60 miles northeast of Cape Canaveral and it was hoisted aboard the Coast Guard cutter Dallas.

Doctors at Patrick Air Force Base, meanwhile, examined a fragment of bone and tissue that floated ashore 35 miles south of Cape Canaveral to determine if it belonged to one of the seven astronauts. It was attached to a blue sock, and police said it probably was a foot bone. The focus of the disaster shifted today to the Johnson Space Center in Houston where President and Mrs. Reagan were to attend a memorial service for the astronauts. Those killed were Christa McAuliffe, a 37-year-old teacher from Concord, N.H., who was selected to fly as the first "common citizen" in NASA's citizen-in-space program; Francis R.

Scobee, 46, the commander; Michael J. Smith, 40, the pilot; Judith A. Resnik, 36; Ronald E. McNair, 35; Ellison S. Onizuka, 39, and Gregory B.

Jarvis, 41. The president planned to meet privately with their families, five of whom live in the Houston area. Members of an interim investigation board were to attend the ceremony and then meet with members of the Mission Control Center team. They will return here Saturday to continue the investigation. A source told The Associated Press that the board spent much time Thursday studying different films of the rising shuttle in the final seconds before it erupted 8.9 miles above and 8 miles southeast of the launch pad.

Television footage released by NASA showed a sudden flicker of flame along Lahmers were sworn in by Davis. Brent Porteus was elected board president while Wayne Darr was elected vice-president. Board meeting times were set at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month except the December, January and February meetings, which were set at 11:30 a.m. every fourth Thursday of those months.

Board members approved a resolution letting the county board purchase liability insurance for one year for $917. Ames told board members that the price of the liability insurance kad risen 25 percent since last year, but that the rise was relatively low. Some school districts' rates had gone up 100 percent for liability insurance, he said. The board also OK'd the superintendent's recommendation that membership in the Ohio School Board Association be continued for the year 1986. Other regular county school board action included issuing a county board of education school bus driver certificate to MarcA.

Geese from the Ridgewood Local School District for the 1985-86 school year. At sea with recovery team Search is tedious or third seal of the right solid rocket booster. The leak could have caused a blow torch effect cutting a hole into the external tank causing the explosion. (AP) of anonymity, said that after studying these films frame-by-frame, board members felt there was a possibility a tongue of flame had flashed from one of the boosters to the tank. But he added, "this is one piece of evidence they are looking at it, but there is nothing conclusive." Each 149-foot booster has four segments, and the source said the board was looking at the possibility one of the segment splices had ruptured.

trip by Coast Guard utility boat No. 429. Eighty-five minutes out of port, the three-member crew aboard the 41-foot vessel carrying an eight-person press pool thought it had spotted floating debris from the shuttle. But after crewmembers fished it out of the Atlantic 13 miles east of Port Canaveral, the 18-inch cylinder turned out to be a partially spent flare dropped by an Air Force plane the night before. Another noteworthy event was when the NASA recovery ship Freedom Star passed by.

The vessel is one of three stationed at sea during a shuttle launch to spot and recover the reusable casings from the two rocket boosters. Since the boosters were destroyed by radio signals from the ground following Challenger's fiery breakup, the recovery ships turned instead to recovering debris. "The search ships have been moving much faster than we are, and we haven't had any luck in meeting any along the veay," Petty Officer Ray Gammon radioed at sundown. "We've run out of daylight." The word from headquarters was, "Bring ifcm in." As the vessel zigzagged its way back to port, it came within two miles of Launch Pad 39B, from which Challenger lifted off. The pad was silhouetted against the red-orange ball of the sun just as it disappeared into the horizon amid thin, purple clouds.

A lump in the throat made it hard to swallow, and several in the group spoke quietly of the numbness and grief they still felt about Challenger's sudden disappearance into oblivion. ed. He said there were fewer people in the streets and Port-au-Prince, the capital, seemed "relatively normal and quiet." He said in an interview with AP Radio there were "soldiers posted every few blocks" in the capital. Speakes said there were reports that a military-civilian government has taken control of the impoverished Caribbean island. No further details were available immediately.

The reports followed a 30-day nationwide state of siege declaration signed by Duvalier and read over national television and radio today at 7 a.m. The declaration came after the most Number." The earnings came on sales of $1,102,878, while holders of winning tickets are entitled to share $325,765. Inside A MEMORIAL SERVICE today for astronaut Judith Resnik is the first of several memorials planned for the Akron native who was one of seven crew members who died in the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger. Page 3. THE EXPLOSION of the space shuttle Challenger that killed seven crew members was not only a personal tragedy but one that has forced an indefinite delay in "Star Wars" research, Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger said.

Page 3. CLARK GABLE forgot about Cadiz long before his death in 1960, but this eastern Ohio community just cannot forget Clark. Page 3. RAY GAFFNEY, a little-used freshman until Minnesota's entire basketball program was jeopardized by criminal charges against three of its players last week, scored 17 points in his first start Thursday night, lifting the undermanned Gophers to a 70-65 Big Ten victory over Ohio State. Page 6.

IT STARTED with an "almost negligible" drug problem and a "bold and courageous effort" to keep that problem from recurring. It exploded into a cross-country controversy. Page 7. Area News 2 Classifieds 9 Comics 8 Deaths 2 Editorials 4 Health 10 Legal Notices 9 Ohio News 3 Society i 5 Sports 6, 7 Today's Reports 2 Weather 3 School board gives employees pay hike EDITOR'S NOTE Ike Flores was one of eight reporters who spent 5' 2 hours aboard a Coast Guard ship in the section of the Atlantic Ocean where searchers are trying to recover fragments of the space shuttle Challenger that may shed light on why it exploded. Here is his report.

By IKE FLORES Associated Press Writer PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -Desperate searchers in Coast Guard cutters, Navy ships and helicopters are keeping up their hunt for any clue they can find to the puzzle of the space shuttle Challenger on a silent sea that became a grave for seven astronauts. Although the teams have picked up thousands of pounds of debris, it's a tedious task searching the. section of the Atlantic. The Massachusetts-size area is known as "the missile graveyard of the world" because it is littered with the remains of rockets launched from Cape Canaveral during the past 25 years.

Tliose misales on the ocean, floor can confound the most sophisticated sonar devices. Another problem is that Challenger, with five men and two women aboard including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe was 8.9 miles high and 8 miles off the coast when it exploded Tuesday, and its nearly 2,000 mph speed scattered wreckage over a vast distance. As of late Thursday, the largest piece recovered was 30 by 5 feet. One of the shuttle's control panels also was believed to have been found. But much of the wreakage has been tiny.

The searchers' difficulty was typified Thursday during a 51 2-hour By GEORGE BELANUS Education Reporter An 8 percent pay hike for teachers employed by the Coshocton County School Board was granted during the board's meeting Thursday. The pay raise was set on an across-the-board basis for all pay scales, which superintendent Roger Ames said brought the starting salary for the board's teachers to $14,796. An 8 percent hike in pay for both the board treasurer and the secretary in the county schools office also were approved by the board. The pay hike accompanied board approval of a new four-year contract for June Davis, board treasurer. Board members also approved continuance of the $10,000 bond for the treasurer for the next four years, as well as a mileage allowance of $250 for the six-month period running from January through June 1986.

In an organizational meeting for the county school board which preceded the regular business meeting, reelected board members Charles W. Duncan and Dr. Neal J. Caldwell, and newly-elected member David A..

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