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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - September 12, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Vol 144 No 9 Kokomo Ind Monday Sept 50 cents Plane crashes on White House lawn First family safe Q Student pilot dies Q Officials stay mum Probe under way By ANDREW SCHNEIDER Scripps Howard News Service WASHINGTON singleengine air plane believed flown by a student pilot from Maryland crashed into the South Lawn of the White House Monday morning landing under neath President Clintons oed room window Clinton and his family were not in the White House Because of building repairs they were staying in the nearby Blair House The pilot was killed in the crash Federal Aviation Administration officials say the pilot has been tentatively iden tified as Frank Eugene Corder of Perry Point Md No age was available An FAA spokesman said the identification has not yet been confirmed by The FAA said Corder has a cur rent student pilots license which was issued June There is no indication of any violations or other the FAA spokesman said The aircraft a Cessna 150 L is registered to the Harford County Airport Owners Group in Churchton which is located about 10 miles from Perry Point Witnesses said the plane appar ently came in to Washington from the north flew over the Mall area banked left and then glided in over the Ellipse before crashing on the South Lawn The only damage report ed was to a magnolia tree planted by Pres ident Andrew Jackson A win dow in the White House was broken by debris The area around the White House is restricted air space with no general aviation or commercial aircraft permitted to fly above it It was reported this morning that the aircraft entered the restricted airspace only 13 seconds before crashing The White House is reportedly protected by elaborate airdefense systems although officials histori cally have refused to give any specifics or details about how the J Castello Wreckage of the singleengine plane lies next to the White House today after piercing the restricted zone AP photo area is defended Military civilian and federal officials all refused again Monday morning to discuss White House defenses Numerous federal and local agencies were involved in the investigation Monday morning said Federico Pena secretary of Transportation Clinton was told about thexrash in a telephone calVrrom Chief of Staff Leon Panetta about 30 min utes after it happened a White House spokesman said Clinton spent part of Sunday in Aberdeen near Perry Point where he attended church service at a military chapel there The visit was intended to promote the AmeriCorps initiative of commu nity service A ceremony to honor Ameri Corps volunteers was scheduled to be held later Monday on the South Lawn near where the plane crashed Andrew Schneider is assistant managing for Scripps Howard News Ser vice Funds nearing for JOBS Plus Part of a trend in nationwide welfare reform WASHINGTON AP After nearly a year of congressional and bureaucratic wrangling the Clin ton administration is ready to approve an experiment to subsi dize jobs for thousands of welfare recipients in Oregon Oregons pilot project known as JOBS Plus is significant because of its size and complexity Welfare experts say it is the largest wel faretowork experiment involv ing wage subsidies in recent years and other states are interested in copying JOBS Plus But JOBS Plus also is also part of a larger trend among the states which are experimenting with welfare reform in unprecedented numbers even as prospects for an overhaul fade in Washington Researchers at the University of Wisconsin estimate that by the end of the year all but three or four states will have proposed or won approval for experiments involving food stamps or Aid to Families with Dependent Chil dren Were looking at unprece dented levels of state innovation and consequently a much more decentralized system than 10 or 15 years said Matthew Birn baum who is doing his on social experimentation and state welfare reform initiatives at the University of Wisconsin Oregon is in the vanguard of states proposing what Birnbaum calls provocative welfare reform initiatives And now according to federal and state officials final approval of JOBS Plus is in the home stretch Waivers of federal rules are required because Oregon wants to convert food stamps and AFDC into cash and then use the money to subsidize temporary jobs for welfare recipients The Agriculture Department has approved JOBS Plus and now it must clear the Department of Health and Human Services A senior HHS official who spoke on condition of anonymity said a final decision is due soon Oregons plan makes appren tices out of single mothers Sup porters believe that after nine months of onthejob training they will be hired into permanent positions Its really a change in culture to make public assis tance benefits shortterm not a way of said Jim Neely assis tant administrator of the Adult Family Services of Oregons Department of Human Resources Inside todays Tribune Business Classified Local News of Entertainment Find out who the winners and losers were in Sundays 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards PageA4 Final boost BUNKER HILL Ind Wabashs Ray Igeish gets some final words of encourage ment from his wife Patty during the USA All Harley Nationals at the Bunker Hill Drag Strip this past weekend The motorcyclist ended up winning overall in the prostock division An estimated 300 Harley Davidson bikers were to have raced in the annual event A related photo is on Page A10 Tribune photo by Anne Farrar Was USAir jets right engine in reverse at time of crash Speculating about anything is very premature PITTSBURGH AP Federal investigators have found three parts of a crashed USAir jets right engine that could indicate it was thrown into reverse in the air A flight crew reported problems with the engine s reverse thrust months ago Aviation experts pilots and National Transportation Safety Board member Carl Vogt said that reversing engine thrust while a plane is airborne would be catastrophic But Vogt said Sunday that it is too early to draw conclusions from the parts recovered from a burned out Crews hoped to begin moving wreckage today from the crash site to a nearby hangar where they will try to reassemble parts of the plane Speculating about any thing is very Vogt said at a news confer ence Sunday night Were not centering our investiga 77 The Boeing 737300 nose dived Thursday night into a wooded area six miles short of Pittsburgh International Airport killing all 132 people on board Investigators have recovered eight of the planes 12 thrust reversal actuators which control the thrust reversers Carl Vogt NTSB member Kokomo man survives shooting A Kokomo man was in fair con dition at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis this morning after being shot once in his home Sun day in what is believed to have been a gangrelated incident Ronald D Taylor 22 1236 E Taylor was allegedly shot in the left upper arm and mouth white sleeping in bed with his girlfriend early Sunday The 18 yearpld who lives with Taylor but whose identity was not available from police this morn ing was not shot and was unin jured According to a police news release officers were called to Taylors home at Police were told someone had broken into the home and fired at least three shots in the bedroom area Assistant Police Chief Charles Hackett said the front door of the home had been kicked in and one male was seen by Taylor and his girlfriend It was not known this morning how many people had broken into the home Hackett said Taylor knew the suspect and had had an argument with him earlier that evening It is believed the two are members of rival gangs although Hackett said he did not know where the gangs are based One shot from a medi umcaliber semiautomatic gun hit Taylor Hackett said with the bullet going through his arm Tay lor was struck in the mouth either by the same bullet or by a bone fragment No arrests had been made in the case this morning