Logansport Pharos Tribune, July 25, 1993

Logansport Pharos Tribune

July 25, 1993

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Logansport Pharos-Tribune (Newspaper) - July 25, 1993, Logansport, Indiana SUNDAY July New Leader In Womens Open SPORTS PAGE BI Psychic Predictions Jeane Dixon tells all Lifestyle C1 Outside Clear itwiii be clear and hot today with highs nudging near 90 Lows tonight will be in upper 70s Clear on Monday Digest Crash A Russian pilot ejects from his burning MIG29 as it plunges to the ground after colliding with another MIG29 in an air show at Fairford southwest England Saturday Both pilots ejected Today Fun Day The Nyona South Mud Lakes Booster Association is sponsoring a fun day frominoon to at the west end of Mikes Pizza on Nyona Lake Activities include a cake dunk tank and games for adults and children The money will be used for improvements to the communi ty and the lakes Breasted Chicken St Anne Parish in Monterey will have a breasted chicken dinner and bazaar dinner will be from 11 to in the airconditioned basement of the church outside activities will continue until 4 Cost for dinner is for adults for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children five and under Carillon Dedication St Peters Catholic Church in Winamac will have a Dinner Under the Bells festival to cel ebrate the churchs new caril lon Dedication is at 3 fol lowed by a carillon concert A pork chop dinner will be served from to 7 cost is Other activities are planned throughout the after noon Ice Cream Social An ice cream social will be held from 4 to 7 at Ninth Street Christian Church On the menu will be a variety of ice cream flavors hot dogs pie cake and beverages Cost is on a donation basis It is sored by the churchs Christian Mens Fellowship Index Advice Business 01 Classified D3 Lifestyle Nation Opinion A2 A8 GRISSOM EYE ON THE FUTURE Communities prepare to meet the coming change as the base realigns SZfi cfsiryi win rider I Andy Col Marc Drinkhahn piloting the last Grissom active duty KC135 looks back before final takeoff THE HISTORY BEHIND THE BASE T Built in 1942 and activated on Jan as Bunker Hill Naval Station Used as a primary flight training base for the Navy Marine Corps and Coast Guard T In 1946 with WWII completed the base was turned over for civilian use Most of the buildings were used by local colleges and the land was reverted back to farm land V When the Korean War broke out the Air Force began negotiations with the Navy for the use of the base The base became the home of the 323rd FighterBomber Wing in 1954 and was known as Bunker Hill Air Force Base T On Sept 8th Air Force of Strategic Command took over the jurisdiction of the base T In May 1959 the 305th Bomb Wing arrived with its B47 Stratojets and KC97 Tankers Later that year the 305th began phasing its KC97s out and replacing them with KC135As T In 1961 the 305th began replacing its B47 Stratojets with the B58 Hustlers This base was one of only two bases that flew the Hustler V Bunker Hill was renamed Grissom Air Force Base in May 1968 in honor of LtCol Virgil I See HISTORY Page A2 Grissom commander says the country no longer needs to pre pare for World War III By AMY BELL and JOHN CHASE PharosTribune Regional Reporters Its this simple 433 days Counting today in 433 days probably around 5 the symbolic gate in front of Grissom Air Force Base will be locked The Air Force Reserves will still be there but the active duty will be gone We knew it was coming The garage sales for mil itary personnel have been held The last three active duty planes have left The signs are there The writ ing is on the wall Grab a cliche and run with it Grissom will never be the same The Soviet threat is gone and the country no longer needs to prepare for World War III said Col Marc Drinkhahn commander of the 305th Air Refueling Wing It doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out we need to downsize the he said The communities in this area are not alone as they struggle with the issue of realignment bases across the country are closing and realigning as part of the military downsizing The question is how much and how fast and I dont have the answer to that Im the imple Drinkhahn said Quantifying his remarks by saying he was speak ing on his own rather than as commander of the 305th Drinkhahn said military personnel may be upset by the realignment but they wont be on the streets protesting They kind of accept what the civilian leadership of this country says we have to he said Im not telling you it makes them happy but they understand Jim Clary president of the Grissom Redevelopment Authority said he knows the dead line is coming soon and he knows people have ques tions All he can do is say that the organization is doing the best it can I do think theres some concern by people I know if I were outside of this group I would show some he said But when I talk with other professionals who have worked in similar situation they say wereon Still Clary knows that time is of the essence With the majority of the base being closed in that magic number of days he knows the need for busi nesses to move into the area is essential I think were OK but we dont have time to Clary said People are uneasy right now Its still hard to measure the impact when the gate clos INSIDE T Officials Say Grissom Kept Environmentally Clean page A4 T CivilianWorkers Who Goes Who Stays pageAS T Keeping The Museum Flying page A4 f Realignment Of Base Means Loss Of page A5 T Editorial MONDAY VNearby Businesses In Holding Pattern THousing Issue LeavesMore Questions Than Answers Residents Help Flood Victims Andy Kyle Corn Logansport helps load bottled water headed for Quincy III q Trucjcs full of food clothing leaving By JOHN CHASE PharosTribune Regional Reporter Randy Whiteaker had been seeing the news reports for about two weeks Then on the 12th of hit him People had been sayingthings like Wow those poor people I wonder what they are going to he Then I thought maybe I can do IT two letters that make up a word that can mean very different things For Whiteaker IT meant something big and important IT meant helping caring and especially sharing with the the Mississippi flood Whiteaker along with five other local residents left for Quincy today taking worth of food and clothing to the people of the riverraged area For him IT an idea Now IT has come to fruition A lot of people were looking to donate and do something but they just didnt know where to said Whiteaker who is from Delphi People are just looking to help people and thats what this is allabout Im glad were all making the however usually means paying a See AREA Page A2 New Record Crest Forecast ST LOUIS AP Another record flood crest was forecast Saturday on the Mississippi River after heavy rain upstream and sandbagging crews were already at work reinforcing and enlarg ing battered waterlogged levees The water is going to come back said Missouri Water Patrol spokesman Hans Huenink Theres a lot of areas where theyre resandbag ging Areas that held up last time are in See A3 ;