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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 27, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Shuttle takes off through hole CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Shuttle Discovery found a hole in the clouds and rocketed away from Earth today minutes before a rainstorm to start a daring salvage mission in which space-walking astronauts will try to “hot-wire” a derelict satellite. The weather conditions were the worst ever for a shuttle launch. The twice-delayed shuttle mission began spectacularly as the 100-ton space plane thundered off its launch pad at 6:58 a.m. EDT and dashed high over the Atlantic Ocean, spewing a 700-foot-long tail of flame and lighting up the dawn sky. “That’s a black cloud,” Discovery’s commander, Joe Engle, radioed as the shuttle darted through a large cloud on its way to orbit. Discovery got off just in time for a flight in which the five-man crew is to deploy three communications satellites and try to repair a fourth. Five minutes after liftoff, the hole in the clouds closed and heavy rain deluged the launch pad. A tropical disturbance dumped rain on the space center throughout the early morning. The astronauts wore rain slickers as they left their crew quarters for the eight-mile ride to the launch pad. “There were some holes in the system, some very large ones, in fact, 50 to IOO miles in diameter,” said launch director Bob Sieck. “So we bet on the come that we would be able to thread the proverbial needle and get through a break in the weather during the launch window available to us.” Asked if the launch team had violated launch regulations that call for a 15,000 foot ceiling and no rain or lightning over the shuttle flight path, Sieck replied: “If you want to use the term push the limit, yes, but exceed the limit or violate launch criteria, no. It was obviously a marginal situation, but an acceptable one,” He said the ceiling was actually 13,000 feet, but that the clouds at the lower level were thin and the astronauts could have clearly seen a runway here if they had to make an emergency return shortly after liftoff. The launch had been set for 6:55 a.m., but when forecasters predicted a hole would be over the launch pad shortly after 7 a m., the launch time was changed to 7:05 a.m. The clock was counted down to nine minutes and was held there while meteorologists watched the weather. The hole materialized, the count resumed, and Discovery blasted into space, a pillar of fire against the dark sky. Nine minutes later, Mission Control Center in Houston reported Discovery was in a secure orbit more than 200 miles high, racing at more than 17,000 mph. Crossword Samantha Youngster remembered as friendly, normal MANCHESTER, Maine (AP) — Samantha Smith, the 13-year-old advocate of world peace and aspiring TV actress who died in a plane crash, was a friendly, normal youngster who kept her celebrity in perspective, say schoolmates and friends. “She was such a sweetheart. You couldn’t ask for a nicer person,'' Sandra Small-Hughes, who had been Samantha's science teacher, said Monday. Other students “really either liked her or were in awe of her.” “She was a really nice person — a great friend," said Elizabeth Warren of Readfield, who shared a locker with Samantha at Maranacook Community School. “She didn t act like she was different from us, she acted the same as everybody else did.” But Samantha was different enough to ponder superpower relations at the age of IO and write to then-Soviet leader Yuri .Andropov about world peace. By 13, she had visited the Soviet Union, earned an international reputation as an ambassador for peace and embarked upon a career as a TV actress. In her letter, written in the fall of 1982, Samantha asked Andropov, “Why do you want to conquer the whole world, or at least our country?” Excerpts from the letter appeared in the official Soviet media, and Andropov wrote back in April 1983, saying his country wanted “nothing of the kind.” The Soviet news agency Tass reported Samantha’s death Monday, saying, “She saw for herself the sincere desire of the Soviet people to live in peace and to prevent nuclear war.” Samantha had been in London filming an ABC-TV action-adventure show, “Lime Street,” and was returning home with her father when their Bar Harbor Airlines plane crashed and exploded Sunday night as it approached the Aubum-Lewiston Municipal Airport. All eight people on board were killed. In the show, Samantha played the daughter of an insurance investigator, played by Robert Wagner. Wagner issued a statement from London saying that “She touched the world, and she touched us, too. We are quite simply devastated.” “She was such a normal kid in light of all that fame and fortune,” said her school adviser. William Preble. “But when she heard kids stereotyping Soviets, she’d say she met really nice people.” Preble said Samantha had “guts.” taking on assignments like going to New York to speak before a large group of people. In Augusta, a few miles from the Smith®' home in Manchester. Gov. Joseph E. Brennan said in a statement that Samantha was “an inspiration not only to the young, like herself, but toad of us. “All of America has lost a very special little girl with the tragic death of Samantha Smith.” PREVIOUS PUZZLE SOLVED Soviet newspapers pay tribute to schoolgirl MOSCOW (AP) — Soviet newspapers paid unusual tribute today to American schoolgirl Samantha Smith, the small person with a beild heart" whose plea for peace led to a tour of the Soviet Union as the guest of its president Samantha. 13. died in the crash of a commuter plane Sunday in Maine Her letter in fall 1982 led then-Soviet President Yuri V. Andropov to invite her to tour the Soviet Union for two weeks the next summer. Samantha will remain in our hearts forever. in the hearts of millions of boys and girls who dream that the sun will shine forever above their heads." said the Communist Y’outh league paper Komsomolskaya Pravda It pubbshed a black-bordered article about Samantha with a photograph of her ringing a bell aboard a Black Sea tourboat, and a reproduction of the cover of her book. Journey to the Soviet Union Other national dailies, including the Communist Party daily Pravda. carried the Tass dispatch saying Samantha and her father. Arthur, were aboard a plane that crashed in their home state, killing all eight people aboard. Samantha was eulogized by a Soviet commentator on national television Monday night. Her death also was reported during the evening news, which showed film of the crash site. ACROSS 1 Character 5 Going without saying 10 Surmounting 14 Chieftain 15 Crumble it ii °ec\ stage 17 Given monikers 19 Schoc *ype 20 NY island 21 Letter 22 Lab device 23 Time of day 25 Actor Mineo 26 Attired 30 Bdway sign 31 German coins 34 Made to go 36 Fossil resin 38 Swim 39 Dessert 42 Honshu bay 43 Jargons 44 Sanctuary 45 Apartment for example 47 Giants great 49 Botherer 50 Animal food 51 Liberates 53 Bible book 55 — Tse-tung 56 Seizing 61 Scandal 62 Bionomic 64 — of Cleves 65 Acrylic, e g 66 Unescorted 67 Kind of hall 68 — Park, Colo 6 9 even keel DOWN 1 NHL arbiters 2 Leave unsaid 3 Capri coin 4 Former 5 Davis Cup sport 6 Textile screw pine 7 Return 8 That is 9 — Trueheart 10 Entreaty 11 Sweetheart 12 Golf tourney 13 Family member informal 18 Sawbuck 24 Wood design 25 Wife of Abraham 26 Preside 27 Sin 28 Woodwinds 29 — Mar Cai 31 — Aviv 32 Persecutes 33 Washed-out 35 Go to pot 37 Sew 40 Confederate 41 Diagram 46 Appetites 48 Wyoming s Grand — 51 Grimaces 52 Downtrend 53 Lilith's mate 54 Possessive 55 Simple 57 Weight unit 58 Pictorial representation 59 Nursemaid 60 — Campbell 63 Deceive 2 3 I 5 6 7 6 14 15 17 18 20 B 51 _ Cigarette fires set off crusade ARLINGTON AP) Hardware store owner Bailey Ruff is smoldering He is fed up with smokers. He almost lost his store because of a careless smoker Now. Ruff wants a city ordinance to ban smoking in public places. “I nearly lost my business because of a careless smoker,” said Ruff, who has owned his hardware store eight years. “Someone left a cigarette burning on a counter top one night. If one of my employees hadn't noticed, we would have closed up and very likely the store would have burned down ” Another time a customer burned a twomch hole in a store carpet. Ruff said. “I'm not on any big crusade.” he said. "But I think it s time people are banned from smoking in stores and public places.” The idea was proposed to the Arlington City Council in early August. “It s a matter of the health and welfare of people,” City Council member Richard Greene said “I rounded up the data on the dangers to health that sidestream’ or secondhand smoke can cause It’s pretty convincing.” Greene wanted to broaden the ordinance to include not only public places but the workplace as well Dallas. 15 miles to the east, also has a proposed ordinance to ban smoking in public places that will be up for a vote in October, but it does not include the workplace ban. Arlington City Council member Bill Snider said he is concerned about the idea. "I just see it as another aspect of our daily lives that government is trying to control,” Snider said. “I have some problems with government legislation on this issue. Darla Tinsley, owner of Gaylen’s Bar-B-Q restaurant, said she resents being required to set up a nonsmoking section in her restaurant. “If my customers wanted it. it would be there. I have never had a single complaint.” ! I 16 11 12 13 16 1§ 22 r ' J i 38 144 49 Woman finds family after 49- year search Keep an eye on the news in the Herald Zeitung LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) - A mother’s prayers were answered recently when she was reunited with the daughter she gave up for adoption during the Depression. Jean Schnetzer, 50, of Longview, was reunited Saturday with her brother, Tom Davenport, 53, of Metaire, La.; her sister, Betty Rivers, 51, of Pennington; and her mother, Pauline Castelin, 71, of Metairie, La Mrs Castelin said she gave her two daughters up for adoption in 1936 after she was abandoned by her husband. She since has remarried. “I worried myself to death until today," Mrs. Castelin said Saturday at Mrs Schnetzer’s home “But I am not going to worry any more. I found my daughter.” Mrs. Castelin knew the adoptive parents of Mrs. Rivers, and had kept in touch with her through the years. But she lost all trace of her other daughter — until Saturday. “I prayed every day. I knew, I knew all along that she was just fine. The man upstairs has been good to me,” Mrs. Castelin said. Giving her children up for adoption was a difficult thing to do, but Mrs. Castelin said she had little choice. “My husband walked out on us. He didn’t want the responsibility. He left us, and he left us penniless. He just walked out,” she said. “I went to the Red Cross and the welfare here in Texas. They said, ‘We can’t give you a nickel. You are from Louisiana.’ That’s the hard truth,” Mrs. Castelin said with bitterness creeping into her voice as she remembered the hard times of 49 years ago. Mrs. Schnetzer said she had always known she had a sister and brother, and had often thought of trying to locate them. 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