Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 27, 1987 · Page 8
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 8

Publication:
Location:
Ukiah, California
Issue Date:
Sunday, September 27, 1987
Page:
Page 8
Start Free Trial
Cancel

8 -SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27,1987 -THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL Evidence gravity countered by 'fifth force' By LEE SIEGEL U> Sclinc* Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists have uncovered new evidence suggesting that gravity is counteracted by a "fifth force" that would make a feather fall ever so slightly faster than an iron ball. "Our results are consistent with the existence of a fifth force. It's good evidence, but not conclusive," Paul Bpynton, a physicist-astronomer at the University of Washington, said Friday during a telephone interview from Seattle. Scientists have identified four fundamental forces they say govern behavior of all matter in the uni/erse. They are gravity, which attracts objects to each other; electromagnetism, which creates light, radio Waves, microwaves and other types of radiation; the strong force, which binds neutrons and protons together in the nucleus; of an atom; and the weak force, which makes some atoms break down in radioactive decay. The study by Bojnton and his colleagues will not settle debate over whether a fifth force exists to counteract gravity, but "certainly makes it somewhat more plausible," said Stanley Brown, an editor of the journal Physical Review Letters, which will publish the study Monday. In an experiment supposedly conducted 400 years ago, Galileo found that when two objects of different weights were dropped from the Leaning Tower of Pisa, both hit the ground at the same time, contrary to the logical notion that heavier objects fall faster than lighter ones. If a fifth force exists, it would slightly counteract gravity so a feather, because of its atomic makeup, actually would hit the ground ever so slightly before an iron ball if wind resistance did not slow the feather, Boynton said. Boynton conducted an experiment with a 3-inch metal ring suspended horizontally at the base of 400-foot granite cliff in the North Cascade mountains near Index, Wash. One half of the ring was made of aluminum, while the other half was made of beryllium. Both halves of the ring had the same mass, which is what gives an object weight when the object is pulled by gravity. Because gravity exerts the same attraction on two objects of the same mass, both halves of the ring should have been pulled slightly toward the cliff if only gravity influenced the ring. Instead, Boynton found the aluminum half Of the ring twisted slightly toward the cliff while the beryllium half rotated away from the cliff. That suggests an unknow force was affecting the two halves of the ring in a different way based on the differing chemical composition of the two halves, so the force counteracted gravity's pull on beryllium more strongly than it counteracted gravity's pull on aluminum. Televangelist Robertson wants us to look beyond his religion CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Television evangelist Pat Robertson had to crack down on ond of his most valued employees after he refused to go on the air one Saturday night. "I heard the voice of God," Robertson wrote years later. The voice told him, "Don't fire Jim Bakker." The voice of God, Rbbertsonhas said, guided him at many critical moments in his life. But now he wants people! to concentrate on a different side of Marion G. ''Pat" Robertsoh as he campaigns for the 1988 Republican presidential nomination. He offers a resume that describes a career rich in achievement in the business and academic world. At every, appearance he points out that he Was born into a family with an illustrious political history. And no one, least of all his rivals in the GOP race, can any longer question Robertson's skills as a political organizer. He beat Vice President George Bush and Rep. Jack Kemp in Michigan last summer in a test that may assure him a victory when the first delegates are chosen in January for the 1988 Republican National Convention. Two weeks ago, the conservative Robertson stunned his rivals by finishing first in a 'straw ballot at a GOP fund-raiser in Iowa, easily outpolling Senate GOP leader Bob Dole. Bush finished third and Kemp fourth. Robertson will declare his candidacy for the presidency on Thursday with a speech from the steps of the house in the Bedford Stuyvesant district of New York City where he and his wife, Dede, lived briefly 27 years ago. Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network. He has conceded on many occasions that for his quest to succeed he must overcome a widespread aversion of American voters to the entry of clergymen into politics. Last month he sounded confident he could overcome that antipathy. Commercials running in South Carolina urge voters to "get the full picture of a man uniquely qualified to be president." Born March 22,1930, in Lexington, Va., Robertson now distributes a five-page resume that points out that his father, A. Willis Robertson, served 20 years in the Senate and that his ancestors also include Presidents Benjamin Harrison and Wil- liam Henry Harrison. Under "Business Achievements," his resume says that with initial capital of $70, Robertson founded a complex of companies that include the Christian Broadcasting Company, "America's fifth largest cable network with 32 million homes connected." Robertson has stepped aside from his role as host of CBN's popular "700 Club." 1 He also lists "Operation Blessing," a private relief agency and broadcast operations and relief centers in 24 nations. Sale! PC-Compatible Tandy 1000 EX $ 20395 69500 INCLUDES CM-5 COLOR MONITOR Reg. Separate Items 898.95 Low As $32 Per Month* 25-1050 25-1023 Less Platform Includes Personal DeskMate™ 6-in-1 Software Built In 5 1 /4" Disk Drive • Use Popular MS-DOS® Software Save $100—5 1 /4" External Drive, Reg. $249.95. #25-1060, Sale $149.95 Save $50—Memory PLUS Expansion Adapter, Reg. J 129.95. #25-1062, Sale $79.95 SntartWatch Clock/Calendar on a Chip ^Q95 V^,25-103!3 '•;-...-• For Tandy 1000 and Other PC Compatibles , , Does Not Use a Card Slot PC Entertainm Flight Simula! True^to-life ^.Q simulation! ^*r^r 26-5I King's Quest Animated AC adventure] "T% 2£ entSoi >r 95 79 tn 95 156 Yware— • Just for Fun! Black Cauldron A perilous OQ95 journey! ^tf^r 25-1133 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Join the , OQ95 global chase! O%J 25^151 Time to Stock Up! Tandy Computers: All Blank Diskettes Now 33% Off! Because there is no better value.™ /hack Radio /hack COMPUTER CENTERS Check Your Phone Book for the Radio /haek Store or Dealer Nearest You Cililine revolving credit from Citibank where applicable. Payment may vary depending upon source and balance of revolving credit. MS-DOS/Reg. TM Microsoft. King's Quest m/TM Sierra On-Llne. Where in the World Is Carmen SandiegonM Broderbund. A DIVISION OF TANDY CORPORATION PRICES APPLY AT RADIO SHACK COMPUTER CENTERS AND PARTICIPATING STORES AND DEALERS 0* CHAMPION SPBINKLIR IQUIPMIMT ADS Tubing Nice to have around the house Low spots turning ^ your yard into a soggy mess? Downspout water seeping into your basement? For quick, easy lix-ups oi drainage problems around your house, rely on lightweight ADS corrugated polyethylene tubing. Use it to solve excess water around: downspouts, low spots, window wells, swimming pools, and more. ADS snap-on littings, and the FREE, easy-to-lollow Homeowners Installation Guide make it a cinch. Strong and durable ADS tubing won't rust, and it resists rot, acids and alkplis in the soil. Best of all, it's inexpensive. Justpennies a toot. FREE! CLINIC: Home Drainage Problems Solved! Saturday, Oct. 3rd Clearlake Store 9am-noon Ukiah Store 2-5pm Sunday, Oct, 4th Fort Bragg Store 9am-noon Willits Store l-4pm PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED Perforated or Solid ADVANCED gMINAGE fYSTEMS. INC Look in your mail for our circular full of super savings in every department! HOME CENTER i LUMBER CO. OVfH A QUA»nit CfNTUKY Of fffVICi TQ JHf tlOWOQD fMMi DELIVERY AVAIIAIU t FICE PAIKINO • Of tN 7 P*V» * WASUICHMQf » V»A WilCpHH UKIAH • CLEARLAKE t WILLITS • FORT BRAGG 442-M04 994*1014 469-4491 944-0215 TRADE-IN CERTIFICATE When you present this certificate, you can trade in your JCPenney diamond and get full credit lor its purchase price when you trade up to a newer, more expensive diamond. 40% off 50% off 30% off 25% off Jiamond rings. Clusters of shimmering diamonds swirl in settings of 14K gold in our fanciful collection of rings. And for the guys, a selection of bold 14K gold diamond rings. All at 40% off. ' Includes that jewelry where diamonds constitute the largcat value. Jewelry enlarged to show detail. Available In moat larger JCPenney stores. Percentage oft repre»*rrt* savings on regular price*. Sale price* effective through Saturday. Seolember 26th. Sale micludtt JCPwinev Smart V*IUM All 14K gold chains, charms, earrings. This is a golden opportunity to save 50% on our collection of 14K gold jewelry. Indulge in the gleaming style of our chains and the subtle beauty of our charms and earrings. All sterling silver jewerly. It's sleek, it's modern, it has a timeless look all its own. And we've captured the best in our collection of sterling silver jewelry now at 30% off. All better watches. All our better watches at an unstoppable 25% off. Men's and women's bracelet and strap styles with , features like day/date, alarm, digital and analog readouts, more. Jewelry enlarged to show detail. Available In moat larger JCPenney store*. Percentage off represent* aaving* on regular price*. Sale price* effective through Saturday, October 3rd, encepl better watches, on Ml* through Saturday, October 10th. Sale excludes JCPenney Smart Value*. ISBEEl JL/HGnnsy mrs D«.^» T •.«,=. S-ontA.- I IL.I-.1. -/ «> 1987 JCPenney Co., Inc. Pear Tree Center, Ukiah

What members have found on this page

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free