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Annapolis Capital (Newspaper) - January 10, 1998, Annapolis, Maryland A2-the capital saturday. January 10, 1998 nation / world Faa Check 737s for missing Fastener Knigh udder news Seattle wifi investigator Smoli searching for the cause of the dec. 19 Boeing 737-300 crash in Indonesia that killed 104 people the world s airlines Are checking the other 211 most recently built 737s for missing fasteners that could pose a safety risk. As expected urgent inspections were ordered late thursday by the Federal aviation administration after investigators found that 26 screw like Sheet Metal fasteners and a Bolt attached to an elevator hinge were missing from National digest the horizontal Stabilizer in the wreckage of. Silk air flight Mi-185. The Faa announced yesterday it will Send a special Quality inspection team to Boeing plants on monday. We re going to As sure ourselves that the Quality Assurance program is As it should be Faa administrator Jane Garvey said investigators have declined to discuss findings or speculate on a cause. The Faa said there is no evidence linking the missing fasteners to the Accident but the Agency s airworthiness directive said reports from the Gene indicate that the horizon Tal Stabilizer May have separated from the air plane prior to Impact in the Musi River the horizontal Stabilizer is essentially a Small Wing on the rear of a plane that stabilizes and controls vertical flight. It enables an air plane to climb descend and Fly level it is crucial to All flight Maneu vers. Loose or missing fasteners on the. Horizontal Stabilizer could reduce the structural integrity the Faa directive said. Because the air plane had been placed in service a relatively scene and the Agency received a report very recently of a Loose possible that the fasteners were missing because they had not been installed during manufacture the notice said. If such a Quality control failure occurred on this air plane it May also have occurred on others produced at approximately the same the directive said evidence suggested the missing Bolt on one of six elevator hinge brackets was in place at one time. But it could not be found at the silk air crash operated by a . Airline. The order for one time visual inspections covers the 211 737-300, -400 and -500 jets delivered after sept 20, 1995 starting a year before the Assembly of the horizontal Stabilizer of the silk air twinset. Ninety five .-registered 737s Are subject to the directive. Operators were Given 24 hours or five flights whichever occurs later to Check 737s for missing or Loose fasteners and hinge bracket j bolts and five Days to report drags Truthe Faa s transport a air plane directorate. An undisclosed number 1 planes subject to the inspection order in Boeing a Renton wash., factory and on the delivery flight line at Boeing Field in Seattle were examined thursday by Faa inspectors who found no problems. Airlines did not expect the inspections to disrupt schedules. Most planned to Complete examinations thursday night Cher sobs at sex partner Sonny s funeral Paeff fac bid by sob chief eulogized Ner sex husband Sonny Bono yesterday As the most unforgettable character and told a unique gathering of mourners from Hollywood an Washington How the entertainer turned congressman beat the Odds _ with Bis joking personality. Some people were under the misconception that Sonny was a Short Man but he was Heads and tails taller than anyone else " Cher told some 1,400 mourners at St. Theresa roman Catholic Church. He could see above the tallest people. He had a vision of his future and just How he was going to build it. A Large color portrait of a grinning or. Bono Hung near his Flag-1 draped mahogany casket. Outside another 2,500 mourners clutched umbrellas i a Light drizzle listening to the services on a Loudspeaker. The two term Republican congressman and former mayor of Palm Springs died monday when he skied into a tree at heavenly ski resort in South Lake Tahoe. He was 62. Mourners included House speaker Newt Gingrich r-ga., a dozen congressmen former vice president Dan Quayle former president Gerald Ford California gov. Pete Wilson Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt who represented president Clinton and Singer Tony Orlando. In a ceremony marked by tears and laughter or. Bono was remembered As a gregarious Man whose accomplishments were More remarkable Given his self deprecating sense of humor overflow crowd on hand for free tickets Kansas City to. An airline that offered free tickets to anyone who showed up at a stadium parking lot with a Case of food for the " poor was overwhelmed by generosity yesterday.nearly-3,,bearing canned goods and braving bitter cold were lined up in the dark when Vanguard airlines arrived at Kauf Finan stadium about 4 . Airline officials who had planned on giving away no More than 1,000 round trip tickets Good for anywhere the airline flies were caught off 1 guard by the size of the crowd since a similar offer in Pittsburgh last month brought in Only about 20 people. We were surprised that people were willing to sit outside in the cold All night Vanguard spokesman Lynne Mcadoo said. We saw All the cars and said about 2,800 tickets were Given away is. Mcadoo said. Those further Back in line got vouchers for $25. By 5 ., people were being turned away empty handed. Vanguard collected nearly 50,000 pounds of . Legionnaire s outbreak kills one sickens 7 f los Angeles an outbreak of Legionnaire s disease has killed a 72-year-old Man and sickened at least seven other people in the Culver deity trea health officials Are trying to Trace the source of the a outbreak. J the cases occurred Between nov. 8 and dec. 8, said or. Laurene Mascola chief of acute communicable disease control with the los 5ngeles county department of health services. None of the victims knew each other and there was no unique Grant Bank car Wash hamburger stand that All visited or. Cola said thursday. More than 70 water samples from water fountains car washes and other sources have turned up no Plues. The flu like bacterial illness was first documented in july 1976 at an american legion convention in Philadelphia. In All 34 died and 221 became sick. About 25,000 people nationwide develop the disease each ear. Twenty percent to 30 percent of them die. Police order a pizza grab a felony Keenen h police ordered a Small cheese pizza and held the delivery Man. Eric Witover 31, was arrested thursday on charges of possessing a firearm despite a felony conviction. Witover had served seven years in prison for robbery assault and other offences. Police said they recently found out that he had a Rifle put they scream Jig in a hallway during a drug and alcohol Bender. Judge Joseph s. Biderman rejected or. Slater s request to substitute time already spent in a drug treatment Center 118 Days for the jail term which would have wiped it out but the judge did let or. Slater begin the sentence on wednesday rather than today the Date previously set the new Date is a Day after the Hollywood premiere of or. Slater s new film hard Britt " is to be followed by three months in a residential drug treatment program and a year in a treatment program for batterers. Or. Slater showed no reaction to the judge s ruling. He did not speak to reporters As he left the courthouse. The 28-year-old Star of such movies As broken Arrow and interview with a Vampire pleaded no contest last month to Battery on a dating partner Bat Tery on a police officer and being bunder the influence of a con trolled substance. His plea came one Day after actor Robert Downeyjr. Was or dered to spend six months in jail for violating parole on a drug conviction. Or. Slater was arrested aug. 11 after officers were called to a Brawl at the Postiff Wilshire Boul condominiums. Police heard screaming and found Slater i a stairwell "swinging3iis and Yelling incoherently he threw one officer again a was subdued and later told Ponce he had been a making heroin and cocaine and car Hing for a couple Days and had Only a Cote pee hours of sleep officers said. % police said or. Slater wound up in the hallway after fighting of a party with a Man who tried to Stop him from punching his Girlfriend

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