The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 10, 1997 · Page 10
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AID SATURDAY, MAY 10. 1997 WASHINGTON THE SALINA JOURNAL T SPACE EXPLORATION 'America must again dream' Astronauts bemoan America's waning love for science By HARRY F. ROSENTHAL The Assm-ialni Press W ASHINGTON — Surrounded by the hardware that broke the grip of gravity, three astronauts talked -Friday about what the nation has lost: its in- Ispiration and fascination with science. 1 "Space flight is such a neat thing," said ;Story Musgrave, who's been there six times. j, "Without dreams, we wither," said a 'fourth space buff, movie maker Ron Howard, who directed "Apollo 13." They testified about "America's Vision for the Future of Space Exploration" at a congressional hearing held not in Congress, but in the Air and Space Museum. The spectacular setting became a noisy one when the .doors opened to hordes of young springtime jyisitors. | It was good, however, for the photographs: i • Buzz Aldrin, the second man to set foot jon the moon, seated in front of a lunar mod- ;ule like the one he piloted. • Walter Cunningham, of the Apollo 7 crew, a few steps away from an Apollo command ship. • Musgrave, who led the Hubble Telescope repair crew in 1993, seated just below a large mode) of the telescope suspended from the ceiling. Howard, best known as Opie on the "Andy Griffith Show," and Richie Cunningham on "Happy Days," pronounced himself awed to be in such company. "There's an old joke that goes 'Hi, I'm from the government; I'm here to help you,' " is how he began his testimony. "Well, hi, I'm from Hollywood and I'm here to tell you what to do." Aldrin said his message is a call to action for Americans, especially young ones. "America must again dream," he said, "have the faith to achieve the dream. "Let me say, as I sit here before you today, having walked on the moon, that I am myself still awed by that miracle," Aldrin said. "That awe, in me and in each of us ... must be the engine of future achievement, not a slow- dimming light from a time once bright." After six flights — a record he shares with John Young — Musgrave has been told by NASA he won't go into space any more. So now he can say things he might not have otherwise. "We should evaluate our priorities of how we manage our resources," he said. "I would like to see programs that do not devour our resources on space." To do science, "We don't have to fly humans and we don't need to fly humans." And Cunningham, who now is a Houston businessman, deplored the fact that "security and a risk-free existence have replaced op- The Associated Press Space shuttle astronaut Story Musgrave (right) and former astronauts Walter Cunningham (center) and Buzz Aldrin appear before a congressional hearing Friday in the Air and Space Museum in Washington. portunity and the chance of dangerous adventure" for Americans. The three men who were to take the first Apollo flight died in a launch pad fire during a countdown rehearsal and Cunningham was on the crew that took thfeir place. He lauded the risk takers. "It's the Christopher Columbuses and the Neil Armstrongs who move us forward, not the Ralph Naders," Cunningham said. "With a Ralph Nader at the head of a wagon train, we would never have made it across the plains and over the Rockies." America, he said, has a crisis of will. "Today, we fail not because of our inability to do something; we fail because of our unwillingness to tackle it in the first place." The best lines of the session came from Howard and Musgrave. "I come from an industry that dreams for a living," said the movie maker. "Space is my calling," said Musgrave; "It V BALKAN PEACE T ECONOMY Greenspan keeps investors nervous Analysis Wall Street waiting for Fed chairman's next move on interest rates By MARY OEIBEL Scripps Howard News Service WASHINGTON — Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich says he came to Washington to serve President Clinton and change the world, only to learn "the most powerful man in America" isn't the president but Alan Greenspan. To judge by reaction to the Fed- eral'Reserve chairman's latest speech, Reich has lots of company: Academics, Wall Street analysts, corporate types, reporters and editorial cartoonists rushed to divine greater meaning from what the central banker did or didn't say Thursday night about the future of interest rates and the economy. Responding to the financial spin, the Dow Jones industrial average went up, went down, then Clinton to deliver three addresses By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Seniors at three colleges will soon get to hear President Clinton deliver their commencement addresses. Clinton will speak May 18 at Morgan State University in Baltimore and May 31 at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., White House spokesman Mike McCurry said Thursday. Clinton also will address graduates of the University of California at San Diego on June 14, McCurry told reporters at a briefing in San Jose, Costa Rica. bounced around Friday. The Dow rose 32.91 to 7,169.53 after swinging from an early 60-point gain to a midday deficit of 42 points. The blue-chip barometer gained 98.33 on the week, but finished about 55 points shy of Tuesday's record close of 7,225.32. Nervous investors among the 43 percent of Americans now in the stock market calculated what Greenspan's comments did to their net worth Friday, if only on paper. Yet some people made real money from every buy and sell order that resulted, from brokers taking commissions to investors who lucked out in the futures market, having bet correctly months ago where stocks or bonds might be today. "It's absolute casino," veteran Fed watcher Lawrence Chimerine, managing director of the Economic Strategy Institute, said of GREENSPAN the markets' response. As for Greenspan's speech, Chimerine said: "He's left the door open to do whatever he wants." Joel Naroff, chief bank economist at First Union Corp., said he'd dissected the speech eight ways and concluded, "There are two ways to read Greenspan: Either a tightening (of interest rates) is imminent, or it isn't." Naroff's own bet is that Greenspan and others on the Fed's policy-setting committee who've been speaking out all week are "softening up the financial markets two weeks in advance" of a likely rate hike at their May 20th meeting. Stung by criticism for raising interest rates in March, Greenspan used his Thursday speech to defend the decision, likening that quarter-percent increase to "insurance" to safeguard solid continued growth. "Like insurance, its purchase to protect against possible adverse outcomes would still be eminently sensible," he said. "It would be fol- ly not to endure the small immediate discomfort of a vaccination against the possibility of getting a serious disease." The "disease" is inflation, which erodes wages, pensions, savings and investments far more than any down day on Wall Street. However, inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index is running only 1.8 percent this year, down from 3.3 percent for all last year and a "core" rate excluding food and energy prices of only 2.6 percent, the lowest in three decades. The CUPBOARD 2 911 B. West Crawford, Salina Reports predict need for prolonged Bosnia mission But Senate has OK'd bill opposing any funds for Bosnia after 1998 By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Two new congressional reports predict the need for a prolonged military presence in Bosnia to preserve the shaky Balkan peace. The separate reports by the Congressional Research Service and General Accounting Office came Friday — a day after the Senate approved a nonbinding measure opposing any funds for the Bosnia ti-oop presence beyond June 1998. The reports and the Senate action signal a collision course in which the Clinton administration will be faced with international pressure to stay in Bosnia against domestic pressure to get out. In the CRS report, international security specialist Stanley Sloan wrote that the 30,000-member NATO Stabilization Force, or SFOR, which includes 8,500 U.S. troops, has stopped the Bosnian civil war, but not established peace. "Already it is apparent that NA« TO faces a potential decision-making crisis concerning what will be clone to stabilize Bosnia after' SFOR's mandate runs out," Sloan wrote in the CRS report. J.--< The GAO report, a 127-pagte' 1 study of the Bosnia mission'," reached similar conclusions arid' said that the pessimism about-' SFOR's ability to establish a last-'" ing peace extends to U.S. officials!.'' The GAO also detailed dramatic!; cost increases to the U.S. mission' in Bosnia. 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The city that cares about its hungry. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LETTER CARRIERS RECIPIENT AGENCIES Emergency Aid/Food Bank The Salvation Army Focus on the Future Salina Rescue Mission Ashby House STAMP OUT HUNGER FOOD DRIVE laturday, May 10,1997 Salina, Kansas The National Association of Letter Carriers, in conjunction with the United States Postal Service, will be collecting nonperishable food items on Saturday, May 10, to help families in need in our community. Please place your food donation at your mailbox Do not include any glass or perishable items Please no damaged or outdated food items Your carrier will take the items to the Salina Post Office. It will be distributed to the recipient agencies. I Thank You For Helping Public Message Sponsored By The Salina Journal

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