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The Daily Advertiser from Lafayette, Louisiana • 11

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I The Advertiser, Lafayette, June 9, 1995 A-ll Rescue force Rescue: Basher 52 Continued from A-1 Ju3t after daybreak Thursday, some 40 U.S. and NATO military attack jets, rescue helicopters and support planes from bases in Italy and the USS Kaarsage aircraft carrier rescued Capt. Scott F. O'Grady from Serbian territory in Bosnia. Rescue aircraft AV-8 BAe Sea Harrier CH-53D Sea Stallion WH-53 Sea Dragon AH-1 HueyCobra Defensive air support EF-111A Raven Photograph special to the Advertiser Gov.

Edwin Edwards is shown as he prepares to sign Senate Bill 843 officially renaming the system governing USL and several other colleges and universities throughout the University of Louisiana System on Thursday. From the left are: Rep. Chris John; Sen. Cecil Picard, the bill's author; Rep. Jerry LeBlanc; Rep.

"La La" Lalonde and Rep. Don Higginbotham. Berndt runs to the front of the craft and sees what he had hoped for: O'Grady running out of a pine forest. He wears a flight jacket and helmet and carries a pistol. The chopper's crew chief reaches down and hauls him into the chopper.

O'Grady's first words: "I'm OK. Get me out of here." It's 6:44 a.m. Within two minutes of landing they are headed back to the Kearsarge. "It won't be very soon that I'll forget the look on his face as he approached the helicopter this morning," Berndt remembers. "They grabbed him, put a cloak over him, (there was a) big smile, and he collapses from the emotion, or the exhaustion, or a little of both," Brig.

Gen. Terry Murray, a former commander of a Marine amphibious unit, tells a Pentagon briefing. O'Grady has a six-day beard and is very talkative, in good spirits and so hungry he won't scoff at the military's traditionally despised prepackaged rations, Berndt says. Once on board, O'Grady took some water, then "dug right into a meal ready to eat, or MRE, so he must have really been hungry," Berndt says. By 7:30 a.m., the helicopter carrying O'Grady lands safely aboard the Kearsarge.

One hour and 45 minutes after takeoff. Clinton gets the word Clinton gets the news at 12:49 a.m. EDT. "Got 'em!" Lake said. "Great," replied Clinton.

"Sounds like this is one amazing kid." O'Grady calls home Once on board the Kearsarge, O'Grady is given a physical examination, takes a shower and shaves. He calls his family. Squadron doctor Paul Rocereto says the pilot at first "looked terrible and seemed tired." NATO commander Adm. Leighton Smith is notified in London. He gives Col.

Martin Berndt, aboard the USS Kearsarge, approval for a rescue attempt. "If you can do it, do it. We have enough information," Smith says. "I think he knew that we weren't going to give up on him, and he wasn't going to give up on us," Smith later tells a news conference. President Clinton is notified in the White House by National Security Adviser Tony Lake.

It is now 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in Washington. "It looks real tonight," says Lake. "It looks like a go." Clinton asks for updates throughout the night. Rescue mission launched It is 5:45 a.m.

(11:45 p.m. EDT Wednesday). The skies are brightening in Brindisi, Italy, as rescue aircraft and backup take off. A second team launches from the Kearsarge five minutes later. The rescuers speed through cloudy skies the 60-mile distance to O'Grady's position.

Flying in low, two AH-1W Sea Cobra attack helicopters armed with Hellfire and TOW antitank missiles, machine guns and Sidewinder air-to-air missiles -hover overhead to ensure that no one is nearby, and ward off any attack. 6:12 a.m. O'Grady guides his rescuers to a clearing in the rough terrain by popping a yellow smoke flare. He knows the pair of Marine Corps CH-53 "Sea Stallion" assault choppers will have a tough time landing. The first of the Sea Stallions lands.

Twenty Marines jump out to secure the area. A ramp on the second craft cannot go down. Perhaps it is blocked by a stump or a log. Continued from A-1 U-of-L: It's real EA-68 Prowler A-10Warthog JVpTJrSf' U.S.FA18 'ZZ F15EStftoaflJ Support aircraft E-3A Sentry AWACS only system in te United States without a name," Picard said. "It is the 13th largest system in the country and now, like the LSU System and the Southern System, these other colleges and universities under the Board of Trustees will have identity that will be more than just a regional connotation." Sixty percent of all college students in Louisiana are enrolled in schools governed by the University of Louisiana System.

The bill was endorsed by the entire Lafayette area delegation and most members were on hand to witness it being signed into law. change but has not completed the survey process to show whether the community supports a change. NLU President Lawson Swea-ringen said his campus is "in the early stages" of seeking a name change and so far, reaction has been positive. He said a committee will be set up including "a cross-section of our university family -our students, our faculty, our alumni, our supporters" and the community. "We do think this is a positive step for our system and it will be a positive step for any institution that desires to adopt this name," Swearingen said.

Becoming the University of Louisiana at Lafayette will give the campus "an identity that we don't enjoy at this time," Authe-ment said. "It will give an address to our faculty that they can be APWm. J. Castello Source Jane All World Aircraft roud of and that's important ecause certainly a voung profes SAVE 25-50 Spring dresses for misses, petites and Women's World Ong. 60.00-180.00, now 30.00-135.00 sor would rather cast his lot with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette than with the University of Southwestern Louisiana." Gary Marotta, USL vice president of Academic Affairs, said the faculty will "feel extraordinary pride because they have now been recognized for what they are: a nationally competitive, first-class faculty.

Now they have a name worthy of their strength, character and scholarship." Marotta said he believes members of the athletic staff are pleased with the change, as well, Secause they won't have to explain what the University of Southwestern Louisiana is and where it is located. The signing of the bill and probability of a future name change puts to rest an 11-year fight for USL to become the University of Louisiana. LSU stymied a 1984 USL name change by the Board of Trustees by taking the issue to court. The court ruled that only the Legislature could name universities, so LSU got lawmakers to keep Southwestern in the name. Picard's bill shifts that authority to Board of Trustees of the University of Louisiana System.

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After the Internal Affairs Bureau discovered the missing money, they turned their findings over to the District Attorney's Office, Armbruster said. The District Attorney's Office brought the case before the grand jury Thursday. Armbruster stressed that none of the stolen money came from a public fund. This incident also is not connected to a recent legislative audit that reported certain Sheriff's Office property was used for private gain. Arcement faces up to 10 years in prison if he is convicted.

Also Thursday, the grand jury returned an indictment in a sex crime case. Marcus Lane Nickerson, 27, of 2808 Pinhook Road No. 31, was indicted on charges of aggravated rape and aggravated oral sexual battery in connection with the assault of a woman on March 18. Assistant District Attorney Floyd Johnson has been assigned to prosecute both cases. Further information was unavailable Thursday.

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