The Daily News from Lebanon, Pennsylvania on October 24, 2008 · 21
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WorldAYeather Lebanon Daily News, Friday, October 24, 2008 1 D 6 6 What a great ride U.S. space tourist, 2 Russians land safely American space tourist Richard Garriott is greeted by ground-crew members shortly after the landing of the Russian Soyuz space capsule in Kazakhstan today. MOSCOW (AP) - A Soyuz capsule carrying an American and two Russians touched down on target in Kazakhstan today after a descent from the international space station, safely delivering the first two men to follow their fathers into space. The Soyuz TMA-12 capsule landed at 9:37 a.m. local time, about 55 miles north of Arkalyk in north-central Kazakhstan, Russian Mission Control spokesman Valery Lyndin told The Associated Press. Search and recovery crews buzzed in on Mi-8 helicopters and extracted Richard Garriott, Sergei Volkov and Oleg Kononenko from the capsule, which landed on its side on the brushy sur face under a clear sky. What a great ride that was, said Garriott, an American computer-game designer who paid some $30 million for a 10-day stay on the space station. Sitting in an armchair and wrapped in a blue blanket against the nearfreezing temperature on the steppe, he smiled broadly. This is obviously a pinnacle experience, Garriott said in televised comments. Garriott was greeted by his father, Owen Garriott, a retired NASA astronaut who flew on the U.S. space station Skylab in 1973. Hey, Papa-san, said Richard Garriott, 47. The pair shook hands. How come you look so fresh and ready to go? Owen Garriott, 77, asked his son. Because Im fresh and ready to go again, he replied. Not right away, though. Im looking forward to some fresh food and to calling my loved ones, said Garriott, who lives in Austin, Texas, and was seen off by his girlfriend and brother, among others, when he rocketed up to the station on another Soyuz craft on Oct. 12. Volkov sat next to Garriott. The son of a cosmonaut, he beat out Garriott as the first human being to follow a parent into space when he flew up to the space station six months ago. Kononenko, who also spent 199 days in space, was the last out of the capsule and could not be seen in the TV footage. The head of the Russ ian space agency Roskos-mos, Anatoly Perminov, said on state-run Vesti-24 television that Kononenko had a tougher time than his crewmates during, the descent but feels good now. It was the first space mission for all three men. Markets around globe take a mighty tumble Pedestrians holding umbrellas are reflected on an electric market board in Tokyo early today. The news on the board was not good: Japanese shares tumbled more than 600 points, as indicated by the green number at right. LONDON (AP) stock average slid 9.6 per- of putting small World stock markets cent to 7,649. U.S. stock economies and currencies tumbled today on grow- index futures were down under extreme pressure, ing alarm that a global sharply. Yesterday, the Investors are pulling recession will ravage cor- Dow rose 2 percent to money out of countries in porate profits and push 8,691.25. Eastern Europe, Latin smaller developing Quarterly earnings America and Asia on economies to the brink of have been poor so far, fears vulnerable councollapse. with profit warnings com- tries will not only be hit Futures indicated a ing thick and fast across hard by the financial cri-sharp drop on Wall all industries. Shares in sis but may also default Street, with futures down Europes automotive com- on debt. 550 points, the maximum panies fell hard on worry- Periods of panic punc-daily price change. ing third-quarter figures, tuated by occasional calm In the European mom- with truck-maker Volvo appears to be the manner ing, Germanys bench- AB down 19 percent and of things for now, said mark DAX index was PSA Peugeot-Citroen Daragh Maher at Calyon, down a massive 10.76 falling 12.4 percent. The dollar fell against percent at 4,033.27. The Daimler AG and Fiat Spa the yen, as low as 90.89 French CAC40 down 10 also warned about prof- yen, the weakest since percent at 2979.95 while its. August 1995. This is Britains FTSE 100 was But heavy industry was because the yen is used a 8.67 percent lower at not the only sector to feel currency to fund riskier 3,733.33 after third quar- the pain, with the likes of investments it is sold ter GDP fell 0.5 percent, Sony also warning of to raise cash to put in putting the country on tough times ahead. Its higher growth areas, the brink of recession, shares slid 14 percent in When investors are which is technically Asia. scared of losing money in defined as two quarters of The sudden gloom over emerging markets, they negative growth. growth expectations is undo those trades, buying Japans Nikkei 225 having the added impact the yen back. AccuWeather 5-Day Forecast for Lebanon AccuWeather.com TONIGHT Cloudy and breezy; late-night rain SATURDAY Breezy with rain, heavy at times m i:hj SUNDAY Mostly sunny and breezy T- 'j jp j MONDAY &, Cooler with a shower possible j r.i TUESDAY Partly sunny, breezy and cold Almanac. Pennsylvania Weather I HIA through yesterday. I Temperature: High 58 I Low 32 I Normal high 62 I Normal low 42 I Pressure at 5 a m 30.50", falling I Average Humidity 74 I Precipitation: Yesterday 000" I Month to date 001" I Normal month to date 2 14" I Year to date 34 59" I Last year to date 32.54" I Normal year to date 33.06" RealFeclTemperatureL I Hip rutaiw AmiWfuthrman Rnritrci fanpmtfurt I it xt nfcs tha ciwhnes ihc riltvi inufmaufr ami. I hunmfat), wartime inttNt) itulur pmptfjuai. I pirtMJfe uni on (hr humwt b h -orr thwfi that I Jieeb h am v oAl a pnsn tecta I Saturday 54 I Sunday 57 UV Index Tomorrow 1 8 a m 0 I Noon I 4pm I I ft. 2: tM, ,V5: Mtrteraie.6-7: tlifth. 8101 I Very llijrh. !!: burr me the hiyhet the AmiVNmlherxtim ( V I lodes' number, the greater the need Un eve I and vkm pnHeUnw Sun and3Ioon I Sunset tonight 6 12 pm. I Sunrise Saturday 7 28 m I Mootuise today 2 57 a m. Moonset Malay 4 00 p m. New bust full Last sD (M 2H Nov 5 Nov 13 Nov 19 I National Summary, I Orrrx hjrg ram and dot i ginis ill spread I from the mid Atlanta into Ne i-ngland I nmero A fnmt hemg hdkoml hv a I id hung winds wiU hUst mto the maOrre fpiamaUie National Cities Erie m J25 8 Shown is tomorrow s wmtlw Temperatures are tonight s lows and tomorrow s highs v X. W - Duhoia 4552 Scranton tan- 754 Williamsport . 4558 -fT Sun. Slate College 4754 A to. Wilkes-Barr, 4259 Pittsburgh 4H56 - v- K Altoona 40.56 Harrisburg 4460 Vg Reading.- A 45 '61 "i. I.EBVNON 4560 Ph.la.lel 5266 Iphiy4 The State. Legend: W weaihef. sunny,pc panlychudy.csloud.sh showm.l thunder Momu.r rain.sf-snow flumes. &n snow, i kc World Cities Official: N. Korea uses executions to intimidate UNITED NATIONS (AP) North Korea is using public executions to intimidate its citizens and has imposed restrictions on long-distance calls to block the spread of news about rising food shortages, the U.N. investigator on human rights in the reclusive nation said yesterday. Vitit Muntarbhorn told the U.N. General Assemblys human-rights committee that North Korea has also imposed more severe sanctions on people seeking to leave the country and those L T ( ') . ; i - . L , "i f V-...'r . , .mlt n.l ftiaph-kft provided hv AmiMrftlher, Inc, C28 Odd frt Harm front Stationary front Sfonaft ftre 4 erthrt worm and fr ptVf4i Trniprtftiwe hanH ett fofha hft Ih dv Imnavl h(h knr temprraHne are ntn It artfiwd t tticft 11 forcibly returned, and still detains very large numbers of people in camps. The North has frequently been accused of human-rights abuses, including public executions and torture. It denies it engages in such practices and has bristled at outside criticism, calling it part of a U.S. plot to topple its regime. Muntarbhorns remarks coincided with a warning from the head of the U.N. food agency in North Korea that millions face a food crisis. Day of violence sweeps Mexico CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) Four men were shot dead in front of a crowd at an amusement park, a toddler died after the car he was traveling in crashed during a gun-battle, and a businessman was killed after leading a protest against violence, officials said yesterday. All together, 21 people died during 24 hours across Mexico, which is waging a fierce battle against drug traffickers and other criminal gangs. l . .4 . . 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