Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 28, 1987 · Page 3
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Ukiah, California
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THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL- MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28. 1987— 3 B-1 bomber crashes in Colorado Schroeder Three parachute to safety, three missing LA JlJNTA, Colo. (AP) — A B-lfc bomber with six crew mem- bers on board crashed today during a training mission near this eastern B-1B Bomber YEARS • First flight, 1974 • Decision against production, 1977 • 100 ordered in 1981 COSTS* 1172: $20.5 billion 1MI: $27.1 billion e«ts: $3 billion PROBLEMS The biggest problem with the B-1B is that its extensive electronic counter measure (ECM) equipment (consisting of about 300 "black boxes") does not function properly. This ECM equipment is what would allow the B-1B to safely penetrate enemy air space. Also, many of the flight controls that enable the plane to fly at low altitude (i.e. 500 ft.) do not function properly. There have been difficulties during in-flight refueling of the aircraft at low altitudes. The fuel tanks leaked. Eagleton urges Bork rejection WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Sen. Thomas Eagleton urged his onetime colleagues today to reject the nomination of Robert H. Bork to the Supreme Court, saying Bork would close the courthouse door to Congress in any clash with the president Eagleton, a Missouri Democrat, told the Senate Judiciary Committee that in disputes over the use of military forces, foreign intelligence surveillance, and investigations by special prosecutor, Bork believes, "It's all up to the president" "Judge Bork's views are vintage George m," Eagleton said, referring to the British king whose heavy-handed treatment of his American subjects triggered the U.S. revolutioa Leading off the third week of hearings on the nomination, Eagleton pointed out that Bork, now a federal appellate judge in Washington, once wrote in an opinion that courts should "renounce outright" Congress* right to challenge the president in court. Eagleton insisted that Bork failed to recognize that the founding fathers had decided that "powers relating to war and use of military forces are shared powers between the president and Congress." 'When it's a dispute between the president and Congress, where Judge Bork is concerned, the president is always right, and Congress should always be deprived of the power to challenge him in court, even in matters of deep institutional conflict," Eagleton said. Without the right to sue, Eagleton said, Congress' only recourse if a president failed to follow the law 'would be impeachment. Meanwhile, undecided Sen. Arlen Specter, said today the most important question before the Senate is whether its members can believe Bork when he says he'll respect legal precedents. Specter, interviewed on ABC- TV's "Good Morning America," noted that many of Bork's writings differ sharply from established doctrines on free speech and equal protection, but that the nominee has claimed he won't seek to overturn the precedents on such matters. "It's a judgment call for the Senate as to whether we can accept his assurance ...," said Specter, a Pennsylvania Republican. "He's a very powerful intellect and we have to really evaluate whether we can accept those assurances against the backdrop of a philosophy to the contrary." Sen. Howell Heflin, D-Ala., another undecided senator interviewed along with Specter on ABC, said the Senate is so divided on the Bork nomination that if the full chamber voted today, "it could be as close as one or two votes either way." < Sen. Dennis DeConcini, D-Ariz., said on CBS-TV's "Morning News" that he won't make up his mind on the nomination until all witnesses have testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. "Our responsibility is to hear all the witnesses, all the "evidence, Colorado community, but three crew members parachuted to safety before the plane went down, authorities said. The other three crew members were unaccounted for, officials said. The crash was the first ever for a regular production model of the Bl-B, although a prototype of the bomber crashed in August 1984 in the Mojave Desert of California. One man was killed and two others seriously injured in that accident. The bomber took off from Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas, early this morning, bound for the Strategic Training Range Complex near La Junta, about 60 miles southeast of Pueblo, the Strategic Air Command said The plane went down on the prairie four miles southeast of La Junta at 9:34 a.m., said Capt. Dave Thurston of SAC headquarters in Omaha, Neb. Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs has personnel en route to the crash scene, a spokesman said. The B-1B, a strategic bomber and missile platform, is manufactured by Rockwell International's North American Aerospace Opera- in El Scgundo, Calif. It has ; Shiites release Anderson photo BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — A photo of American hostage Terry A. Anderson was released today by a Shiite Moslem group together with a threat to kill Tunisian leaders if they allow the execution of seven fundamentalists. Islamic Jihad, or Islamic Holy War, issued the threat in a typewritten note delivered with the photo to a Western news agency in Beirut. Anderson. 39, chief Middle East correspondent for The Associated Press, is the longest-held of the 23 foreign hostages missing in Lebanon. He was abducted March 16, 1985. Anderson's photo apparently was included to authenticate the note. The black-and-white closeup showed a haggard, clean-shaven Anderson wearing a dark striped shirt and looking straight at the camera. The picture was similar to five other Anderson photographs released from November 1986 through February 1987. Photo editors in Beirut say the new picture is the sixth from that sequence. It was taken from a slightly different angle than a photo released by the kidnappers on Feb. 14,1987, which showed Anderson wearing the same shirt. lions in El Scgundo, Calif. It has a maximum speed of about 1,000 mph and a range of more than 7,000 miles when fully fueled. The B-IB is the nation's newest long-range strategic bomber — the first such plane produced in more than 25 years. The first of the 100 B-lB's being purchased by the Air Force were activated in October 1986 at Dyess. More thin 70 of the planes have Near miss for Reagan helicopter Newspaper claims Sept. 21 incident NEW YORK (AP) — A twin- engineoilane.caine within several hundrecffeet of President Reagan's helicopter because of communication problems at an air traffic control tower, a newspaper reported today. The close call came Sept. 21 near the Statue of Liberty as Reagan was uiv wiuii'aavat <ut u*w \* »»v*v»*w^, *^ t , •*_. *r T . don't jump off the cliff either for or flying to Air Force One at Newark :_*. .us. _.- » r\«/-«««^:^: o«:^ (N.J.) International Airport alter addressing the United Nations, the New York Post reported. Reagan's helicopter was at an altitude of about 500 feet either over Newark Bay or the New Jersey Turnpike when the private Beech- craft trying to land came within several hundred feel, the paper said. "The airplane is almost on top of us!" the president's Marine pilot desperately tried to tell the control tower, according to an unidentified source quoted by the paper. But controllers could not hear the pilot because they weren't monitoring the right frequency. The pilot finally reached the tower on a regular, unsecured frequency, the source said. The problem stemmed from a "breakdown in communications" between air traffic controllers in Newark, said Rep. Guy Molinari, R-N.Y. "For 15 to 20 seconds, frequency contact was lost altogether," according to Molinari, who the newspaper said confirmed the report after checking with Federal Aviation Administration chief Allan McArtor. A White House spokesman told the newspaper the incident involved a helicopter carrying Secret Service and White House staff, not the president There were four helicopters in the presidential entourage. been delivered so far. The B-1B is powered by four jet engines and is smaller in physical size than the B-52 but capable of carrying more bombs. It already holds a number of world aviation speed records for a plane of its size. The B-1B and the so-called "Stealth" bomber — which has yet to enter production — are key components of the Reagan administration's military build.-up. Both planes are designed to improve the Air Force's ability to penetrate Soviet border defenses in the event of a war. The B-1B is designed to fly at almost the speed of sound at altitudes of only 200 feet above the ground. In the first Bl-B crash, of the prototype, the Air Force ultimately determined that crash resulted from the failure of the crew to properly balance the fuel load aboard the plane. The controls for that fuel- balancing process were changed before the B-1B went into production. The Air Force has been criticized over the past year for its handling of the B-1B program, primarily because of acknowledged problems in developing the bomber's radar- jamming gear. The service, while conceding the so-called electronic- countermeasures equipment has yet to perform as designed, has nonetheless insisted the plane is already the best long-range bomber in the world. The Air Force said today it was unclear at what altitude the bomber was flying at the time of the crash. At the moment, as the Air Force trains its crews and breaks in the new plane, flights have generally been restricted to a minimum altitude of 500 feet. won't run in 1988 U.S. representative skips pres. race DENVER (AP)—U.S. Rep. Patricia Schroeder announced today that she will not seek the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination. Mrs. Schroeder, 47, told the crowd gathered in the city's Civic Center Park: "I learned a lot about America and I learned a lot about Pat Schroeder (this summer). That's why I will not be a candidate for president. I could not figure out how to run." At this point she stopped, breaking into tears and wiping her face with a handkerchief. Then she went on, "There must be a way, but haven't figured it out yet." "I could not bear to turn every human contact into a photo opportunity," she added. Her decision leaves five announced candidates and one unannounced contender in tin Democratic field. Rep. Richarc Gephardt of Missouri, Sens. Pau Simon of Illinois and Albert Gore o Tennessee, Massachusetts Gov Michael Dukakis and former Arizo na Gov. Bruce Babbitt Have dec lared their candidacies; and civ rights activist Jesse Jackson is expected to formally enter the race next month. SEWER & DftAIN PROBLEMS FOR FAST QUICK PfllFF of Mendoclno Co., Inc. 462-4012 or 459 5949 LJKIRH4 4626788 Special Wednesday Bargain Matinee ANY MOVIE ONLY $2.50 DOORS OPEN AT 1:00 pm 1:00 pm until 5:30 pm NOW PLAYING This time Cheech is not just on the wrong side of the law. He's on the wrong side of the line. A UNIVERSAL KELEASi BORN IN EASTLA> _ ,|Ji\) Tonight—7:3649:37 against this man," DeConcini said. Several law school professors arranged to testify before the committee today, as did former Former Pennsylvania Gov. Richard Thomburgh, a Republican who served with Bork in the Justice Department in the early 1970s, was also on the list of witnesses, as were other former department colleagues. In addition to claiming responsibility for Anderson's abduction, Islamic Jihad says it holds another American and at least three Frenchmen. The statement released today made no threats against the 23 hostages. Also missing is Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite, who vanished Jan. 20 in Beirut while trying to mediate the release of hostages. "The price for the execution of our struggling brothers will be big heads oftne leaders of (he Tunisian oppressive regime," the statement said. Tunisia's state security court on Sunday sentenced to death seven Shiite Moslem fundamenalists accused of trying to overthrow the Tunisian government with Iranian help. Two of them are in prison, and the other five were tried in absentia and are at large. The Tunisian trial involved 90 defendants charged with attempting to overthrow the government of President Habib Bpurguiba. Seventy-six were convicted. Two defendants were sentenced to life imprisonment One is Rachid Ghannounchi, head of the Islamic Tendency Movement, a group thai' the Tunisian government said has links with Iran's fundamentalist Shiite regime. Some residents of the Ukraine, where the Chernobyl nuclear dlaster occurred in April 1986, first learned of rising radiation levels from Polish radio stations, says National Geographic. Ace Barash, M.D. & Robert E. Senff, M.D. are pleased to announce the relocation of their separate medical practices 841 S. Dora St. as of Sept. 30, 1907. Ukiah Daily ^Journal ^^ "--*--'-- rWlnlw £•! County. CtUfonU* Wtlklnf Cvrtw teller CUlua t».«p»r month AuloRouU $S.S8p»r month S*nlor CliiMit M » p*r month ( «MO rouu i P»y«W« 3 nuaUw Ui »dv»nct kUU 16.00 per month TI» UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL <i>ubMc»uon No. *«M» It pubUilwl felly, out* S»tur- 0*yi *l MQ S. School Stntt. P.O. B« 7«, UkW>. dlitente. <M«. Second Clu* pMtMt MM •! Ufctoh. California Court (tocrM. No. W7. S*nd (ddrMf chuilM to P.O. 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