Tuesday, April 24, 1990

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Ukiah Daily Journal (Newspaper) - April 24, 1990, Ukiah, California Ukiahi basketball team wins in spring league Page 9 Cook of the Week Recipes ft PAGE Outlook Cloudy Temperatures Yesterdays High Overnight Low Rainfall As of to today Saason to Ultiah Daily Journal April 129 No 318 14 pages Serving Mendocino 25 cents Discovery achieves recordhigh orbit CAPE AP Discovery blasted into a recordhigh shuttle orbit today with the billion Hubble Space an astronomical marvel that will enable man to peer deeper into the universe than ever The shuttle roared through a thin bank of clouds into a clear blue sky on a 700foot column of flame almost three minutes late at The ship carried five astronauts and NASAs most complex and costliest Liftoff of the shuttle Discovery with the Hubble Space our window on the announced NASA launch commentator George It was one of the prettiest launches I ever and its a beautiful day to have Hubble Space Telescope in orbit instead of here on Earth like its been for so many said NASA administrator Richard With 31 seconds left in the the computer that runs the final moments before liftoff refused to close a fuel valve and shut The problem was quickly overcome and the clock resumed after a threeminute At two six seconds into the Discoverys two solidfuel rockets burned out and dropped into the Atlantic The shuttle continued upward on the thrust of its three main liquidfuel Six minutes Discovery reached an elliptical orbit of 374 miles at its highest A halfhour after the astronauts fired maneuvering engines to raise their orbit to where the telescope is safely above Earths obscuring atmo That is the highest a shuttle could reach with such a heavy The previous record orbit for a shuttle was 309 by Challenger in 1984 when it deployed a science The ride to orbit was not entirely rou Commander Loren Shrivcr told Mission Control that on the way uphill the shuttles windshield was splattered with He said he and pilot Charles Boldcn noticed several flecks of things impacting the forward They seemed to be a little soft and impacted and just left little Shriver also said that when the spent booster rockets fell off trailing they put a pretty good little cloud on all the Mission specialist Bruce McCandless n reported nearly IVi hours into the flight that the payload bay lights were on and at first the space telescope looks like its in great Hubble has been waiting to take its place in space since delayed by tech nical problems and the 1986 Challenger The astronauts are scheduled to place it in orbit Wednesday and monitor it for two more Discoverys first launch attempt two weeks ago was scrubbed four minutes before liftoff because of a faulty hydraulic See Back Page r Tennis anyone Coastal inn hit by arson Deerwood SwimTennis Clubs first tennis camp was held last week at the club where 11 area children learned the fine points of Scott top winds up to try to hit It over the fence while Nina Ward then loads Simon right up In a pickup game of stuff the Emily below winds up for Tennis Director Chris Kretchmer said the club will be offering a sports camp later this summer which will Include outdoor games and MENDOCINO A suspicious fire damaged the nearly completed Reed Manor Inn early Monday causing extensive dam age to what promised to be one of this towns most expensive Sheriffs Jay Miller said today he spoke to State Fire Marshal Monty McGill who said the cause was probably Miller said the initial damage estimate was The luxury inn was scheduled lo open May but was unoccupied the night of the No one was Owners of the Monty and Barbara were in Southern California at the time of the Monty Reed said he had no comment about the He that the inn was basically Reed would not say how much the inn The fire was reported at by a housekeeper at the neighboring Hill House Although volun teer fire housed only two blocks responded within minutes and extinguished the investigators reported exten sive smoke damage throughout the The rooms were equipped with gas whirlpool TVs and The fiveunit inn also featured a walnutpaneled marble tiling and local works of The project had met with consid erable opposition in preservation minded One local resident described the development of Reed Manor as a victory in an eightyear struggle with local activists who opposed it every step of the Mendocino Fire Chief Eugene Foggy Gomes said the blaze could have been much We used less than four bnrHred gallons to put it Gomes The main thing was that no one was The fire was contained in the southwest comer of the and appeared to have started in the Earth Firsters scale Golden Gate Bridge SAN FRANCISCO AP San Franciscobound commute traffic got an unexpected show Tuesday morning at the Golden Gate Bridge by an environmental protest featur ing eight climbers who scaled the cables 500 feet above the They were arrested after being talked They were arrested for tres passing and booked into the Marin County said California High way Patrol spokesman Bill All the arrests were without In several were charged with interfering with an a misdemeanor because the climbers refused CHP orders to come said In 12 protesters were though only eight made the actual climb at the north The by the activist Earth First began in pre dawn about 4 Observers said the climbers were I dont think theyd want anything like that 600 feet above the Bill CHP equipped with the best hightech climbing Wylie said the CHP engaged a group of ironworkers who climbed up the span and personally con tacted them on the cable and told them to get off the They There was no physical I dont think theyd want anything like that 600 feet above the When the protesters got back they shook hands with the apparently in the spir it of brotherclimbers having climbed the same Major change in offshore oil leasing policy tied to marine life WASHINGTON AP The Interior Department is proposing a new offshore oil leasing strategy it hopes will overcome congressional opposition to oil development and open the way for more department officials said The proposal was expected soon to be presented to President Bush as part of a new fiveyear offshore oil leasing beginning in The revised proposal is aimed at breaking the political deadlock over expanded offshore drilling since President Reagan opened the entire billionacre Outer Conti nental Shelf for potential develop prompting outcries from environmentalists and many Bush is expected to announce soon his decision on whether to proceed with oil leases in three of the most controversial areas off the western coast of Southern Florida and off the California Envir onmentalists and local citizen groups have strongly opposed drill ing in the three Officials said the new fiveyear plan would not be considered by the president until after his decision on the California and Florida Under Interiors new the initial step of any leasing pro cess would be to determine whether oil drilling or ship traffic would harm marine and those areas would be withdrawn from Only areas where there is strong geological evidence of a potential oil strike would be put up for The plan also would share revenues from the leasing with coastal communities near the drill ing sites in hopes of easing local officials The new approach will be a lot more restrictive and lease sales will go a lot slower than in the said Barry director of the departments Minerals Man agement It will be a 180 degree change of what weve Were taking a paring knife and were going to narrow and hold the process of offering leases Well do away to a large degree with the large areawide leasing Williamson said in an The policies of the 1980s as they relate to offshore leasing are not working into the said Interior spokesman Steve Golds He called the new approach much more realistic and said Interior Secretary Manuel Lujan hopes it will open the way for more offshore oil Williamson said that instead of considering vast expanses of offs hore areas for oil the department would draw boxes around areas that would be off limits because of environmental It would also single out areas where development should be pushed because of indications the prospects of finding oil would be Because the new concept would be more it may ease congressional opposition to the See Back Page