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Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - January 24, 1991, Hutchinson, Kansas Operation Desert Storm Hutchinson News Jan. 24,1991 Page 8 Briefly Ease up on the TV A psychologist warns that watching too much war on television is ' especially for families with loved ones in the Persian He even has a name for the problem that may CNN James T. a counsellor at Memorial Medical said he 1 coined the name for the condition from Cable News Network's 24-hour Total immersion in war news only increases he very concerned about people getting virtually addicted to afraid to miss every little thing that might Turner not good for their emotional health to ride this You can't build your life around continuous news No no attack One reason Israel did not retaliate against Iraq after Scud missiles were fired into Tel Aviv is because the Israeli military lacked crucial electronic codes to prevent an accidental attack by allied The Los Angeles Times quoted government sources as saying the Bush administration did not provide the indicating the White House used more than diplomacy and promises of military equipment to keep ' Israel out of the Persian Gulf The codes in question - known as Identification Friend or or codes - are crucial to Israel in ensuring its fighters are not mistaken as enemy aircraft by U.S. or allied planes while in enemy Son faxes wary mom Since war erupted in Lois Helgen of has been watching news reports almost constantly and sleeping very She's worried about her 22-year-old who had planned to be the border as part of a peace group's last-ditch effort to prevent -j she received the news she had been waiting for - a faxed letter from her alive and she But he iB in i The letter was carried but Of Iraq to by a Cable News Network who then faxed it to 'the office of the Gulf Peace the organization with which Lee Helgen is The Team in turn faxed the to Lois and her in U.S. troops aren't ready for war By Mort Rosenblum The Associated Preu NEAR THE IRAQI Saudi Arabia - In a gas line such as this desert has never assault helicopters swarm in like black filling up for a ground war their crews expect any At a highway American MPs hunker down behind a concrete block barrier The waiting for their piece of the In a curry two British shake their heads in grim anticipation of a onslaught they predict will be far worse than is widely By a roadside phone Omani soldiers in laded combat turbans wait cheerfully to ring up their hopeful that their next call - if Allah wishes - will be made from liberated Kuwait Desert Storm is getting ready to and all concerned are convinced that a hard rain is going to On the the mood is mostly even Full alert conditions did not stop a Bedouin from threading his pickup load of confused sheep beneath the revolving blades of U.S. Army helicopters awaiting fuel on an abandoned stretch of Associated Press photo U.S. troops from the Army's 1st Infantry Division are served a hot meal in the Saudi desert Such meals are a treat for the troops who normally can only get cold rations In the Capt. Robert Belletier of the U.S. First Cavalry Division climbed out of a Blackhawk helicopter as it settled down to a rumbling in line with 12 Apaches and little Bell all said a southerner from Atlanta with an easy hear about all those Scuds in and we're happy to be up north where it's But when pressed to reflect on what might lie ahead in the next few his face took on that look so common among allied troops tfn the northern Three MPs from the 14th Military Police Brigade had that look as they watched the main road north from Dhahran to Kuwait in their machine-gun mounted the Army's newfangled version of the gonna take longer than we said Cpl. Dave of who ended up in the desert from his former base in where his wife is also an it will be done by but I doubt he Asked his he replied with a nervous 24, hoping to be 25." Pfc. Dean Smith of I figure I'll be here at least to I don't want to be Two British artillerymen preferred to speak frankly rather give their a veteran officer who had learned lessons the hard had no will take five weeks at the from the word and it will be bloody he bloke's dug in with his he's going to fight isn't He described U.S. land forces as hampered by too many overconfident young troops had little idea of what they don't mean to be impolite about the but they're not he many aren't Neither British nor other allied troops were ready will be but I hope we don't have to gd too He warned that Iraqi artillery was underground stocks of conventional and chemical warfare Oil-filled trenches traps would be hard to Asked how he thought the campaign would the officer looked up and answered with a worried Sgt. Abdul 26, in the army of Oman since he was did not have the concerned He seemed less worried about Saddam Hussein's army than about getting a phone line ' His wife is expecting their third child in three knows he is likely to be occupied But he felt that a multinational command would subdue and he would go a he A primer to Operation Desert Storm slang By Peter Copeland Howard News EASTERN SAUDI ARABIA in fly the Box to the and soon are complaining about Rejected by Ethiopians if they can't find a run by In that would be new troops wearing helmets made of Kevlar taking military to the desert and complaining of the field rations if they can't find a Saudi food U.S. soldiers here are inventing a new desert although they don't always agree on what the words For the the is the Patriot system that has been knocking down Iraqi Scud But for the Air the only real is the Strike Eagle which doesn't just target the but goes after the launchers inside enemy Army grunts traditionally aren't so fond of the Air but now the are heroes because they're weakening Iraq before a ground war has to Some wearing cookie even talk of an campaign and cheer when the jets roar As the Marines come in for the roughest treatment on the nickname and the dug in on the Kuwait border are called Even within the services there are such as the distinction between the airborne Army soldiers who jump out of airplanes and the - soldiers who i There's also rivalry between the reserves and the duty forces with no The reservists like to active Army picked this fight and now they called us over to win The reservists weren't happy about Defense Secretary Dick Cheney's increasing so now he's known as the Everybody's favorite commander is Gen. Norman known as or Soldiers are indeed but they still rely on old especially the ubiquitous which is used as a verbal crutch and even as And some male service members still have not become sensitive men of the and refer to women as which shall we a type of British troops have chipped in a few new For a soldier who is missing has Some slang has survived from Vietnam and such as for tent and A for an Air Force bomber is a an enemy hit by a bomb is and a crew chief that gets his planes back in the air after a mission knows how to 'em and burn Journalists are led around by the Central Command Joint Information Bureau so they are known as or and Some of this creativity has been put at the service of which of course is a very American way to fight a Soldiers wear a variety of T-shirts and patches with logos such as Bash - Let's Shield Christmas - It's a and Rock Cafe Baghdad - Opening bounce S&L WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady asked Congress on Wednesday for an open-ended appropriation to continue the costly cleanup of the savings and loan But Democrats as one put Brady to off on a blank on the Senate Banking forcing the Bush administration to repeatedly ask for would disrupt the believe in short said Sen. Jake believe in choking to and that's exactly been The Treasury who serves as chairman of a panel overseeing the Resolution Trust the bailout agency's rescue would shut down by more money is - The administration wants to spend billion from March through September to close or sell 225 insolvent Brady said billion would cover the The rest would be borrowed short-term and repaid as the government sells real estate and other assets inherited from the failed fact is that this is not a discretionary If we do hot depositors will be left Brady He asked for funding necessary to get the whole job said he would with Congress to enact a more limited am afraid that if Congress imposes on itself the burden of repeated votes on the result will boa start and stop cleanup process that produces further substantial additional costs to and confusion and fear in the minds of he Brady bad asked for more bailout money before Congress adjourned last in the House at such a vote before the November He estimated that the delay has driven tip rescue costs by 1250 million to million and said another three-month delay would cost taxpayers an additional million to M Sen. Donald W. chairman of the banking said he would move swiftly to provide more money and his aides indicated that a committee vote could occur as soon as next Riegle said his would provide Interim would be to pass long-term financing while so many members of Congress are questioning the bailout agency's he Brady also said the administration now believes as much as an additional billion will be needed to cover losses in failed thrifts after Sept. 30. Since its creation in August 1989, the RTC has seized 531 dismantling 352 of By the the RTC is it will have handled as as 1,000 Ma third of the institutions in program Brady Continued from Page 1 from Fort Texas - are to be conducting reconnaissance and guarding the allied force's western Wednesday's first report of a ground action came from the Iranian news which said Iraq reported its forces had attacked enemy troops in territory and captured allied apparently reporting on the same the U.S. reported that 3rd Armored Cavalry troopers were manning an observation post the border late Tuesday when they came under small-arms fire from patrol and returned Two Americans were slightly wounded and returned to duty after and six the command It denied that any Americans had been U.S. units continued maneuvering into place along the frontier Wednesday after days of rain and drizzle that turned areas into small lakes and created sinkholes - - that can bog down a A ground Offensive is not expected until February at the U.S. tank such as Marine Capt. Rob know it won't be a tanks will have to go up against Iraq's whose guns have a longer range than have to outmaneuver them and not let them get the drop on For now the allied troops are content to let U.S. and allied Iraqi In joint chiefs chairman Gen. Colin Powell told strategy for dealing with this army is very First we're going to cut it then we're going to kill Iraqi army is there dug waiting to be attacked and attacked it will Powell adding that the allies are a fairly sizeable ground force that can finish the job if Again bombers pounded the Iraqi port city of site of the military quarters for Iraq's defense of the news agency in neighboring Iran The blasts have been shaking the ground in the Iranian city of 25 miles ' The allies have made Iraq's Scud launchers a primary But both Powell and Defense Secretary Dick Cheney conceded Wednesday that knocking out the elusive launch vehicles proving more difficult than The Iraqi missile attacks on Israel are a bid by President Saddam Hussein to draw the Israelis into the Persian Gulf a development that might lead some of Israel's traditional Arab enemies to abandon the Only a fraction of the Scuds fired hit but Iraqi radio Wednesday boasted of the weapon's The coalition received a pledge of billion in additional aid from Japan late which is heavily dependent on Middle East has been under increasing U.S. pressure to provide more It previously had pledged Justice knocks lawmakers TOPEKA - The state Supreme Court chief justice sharply criticized legislative budget decisions made last year saying they had created a crisis for court Richard Holmes told legislators that the Supreme Court has been forced into measures he considers He said those measures will cost the state money in the long run by making judiciary less efficient and less accessible to the the reduced we must make the cuts wherever we even if the bottom line is more cost to government rather than Holmes that's a hell of a poor way to run a The chief justice delivered the annual State of the Judiciary address to a joint session of the His remarks were but lawmakers listened politely and applauded Holmes said the court system needs more money in its current budget io prevent even more drastic He warned that the Supreme Court may have to consider shortening week for some employees or furloughing He also made it clear that he sees increasing the court system's budget as a duty of the Legislature despite the state's tough financial a third branch of there are certain minimum duties and obligations that must and will be immediate future is our greatest concern right now because the judicial branch is in a time of budget for the court system is and the Supreme Court is seeking a budget of million for the next fiscal which begins July 1. The 1990 Legislature passed a to reduce state agency budgets for this fiscal year by 1.75 The cut cost the judicial branch million after its budget already had been reduced by Chief Justice Richard W. Holmes spoke to the ture Wednesday during the annual State of the The speech dealt almost exclusively with a budget crisis among and their staffs Holmes The chief justice said Sedgwick County's court system provided an example of how the state system has He said 11 county jobs have not been meaning some telephones are by machines and a plan to close the clerk's office earlier in the day is under Holmes also said payments are being processed in five or six days for parents receiving them instead of on the same day paying parents turn them in. Holmes said cuts hit the judicial system hard because 97 percent of its budget was spent on do not have stockpiles of inventories and programs that can be deferred from one year to he few functions carried out by the courts can legally be eliminated or even Holmes noted that the preme Court ' Put a hiring freeze into About 85 of the court system's 1,500 positions are Suspended all travel bv members of the state Court of so that allot their headings are now held in i. Curtailed the assignment retired judges to hear cases in district courts and with the Court of r Eliminated assignment of magistrate judges district judges to hear cases outside their home judicial Canceled judicial Cut other additional operating such as travel and the present the existing restraints which the Supreme Court imposed are limiting the judiciary's ability to adequately perform essential duties and obligations to the he
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