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Arlington Heights Daily Herald (Newspaper) - December 12, 1999, Arlington Heights, Illinois Daily Herald Pao 3 Clinton says military policy on Gays failed sport paddock publications a 127th year. No. 59 sunday december 12,1999 Illinois states i a playoff run comes to end 10 sections $1.50sunday�?Ts talk around Tow what people Are talking about in the Northwest suburb sports great Dayne tailback Ron Dayne punctuated his record setting career at the University of Wisconsin by being named the Heisman trophy Winner saturday. His daughter Jada attended a Section 2. Usa weekend a go All the Way cancer survivor Lance Armstrong amazed _ the world when he won this years grueling tour de France. Now the cyclist and new father talks movingly _ about How Faith in the future has helped him press Onward. Suburbs travelling in time sending people Back in time might seem like a plot dreamed up by Michael Crichton for his new Book. But physicists say it May be possible a Section 1a. Going places the Road to Hana surrounded by tropical vegetal. Tion hiding secluded swimming holes and bordered by a breathtaking coastline Hawaii Shana Highway ranks As one of the Best Scenic drives in America a Section 7. Howe amp Garden go for the Silver its not too late to plan a new years eve Bash. Party experts offer simple and inexpensive decorating tips based on using what you already have from grandmas Silver to the Christmas tree a Section 4. Weather Cloud covered mostly Cloudy with a High in the lower 40s and Light winds from the Southwest. Partly Cloudy tonight with a Low in the upper 20s to lower 30s a Back Page. Index bridge/4-10 lottery/i-3 Chicago/l-12 movies/4-8 crossword/4-10 obituaries/3-5 edltorials/l-18 sports/2-1 horoscope/4 to stocks/3-2 and of the 1900s crossing centuries com Russia delays attack on breakaway states capital military says Lull gives Grozny More evacuation time associated press stare atagi Russia a the russian military backed away saturday from plans for a massive assault on Chechnya a capital saying it would give civilians More time to escape. Russia is under intense International pressure to end its offensive against the breakaway province. The military had Given Grozny residents an ultimatum to leave the City by saturday or face annihilation. But a senior commander said the army would wait several weeks before trying to take Grozny. A in the course of the next two or three weeks. We will have to carry out a whole Range of reconnaissance and other operations then we will see a either in the Mountain regions or in Grozny a said maj. Gen. Vladimir Sham nov. Russian forces were concentrated around Grozny but there were no combat operations saturday although fighting continued in other parts of Chechnya. The military halted All airstrikes against Grozny until Midnight today the inter fax news Agency reported. International pressure has built on Russia in recent Days to withdraw the ultimatum to Grozny a civilians. In Helsinki leaders of the european Union saturday condemned the russian military Campaign particularly the ultimatum for Grozny residents. It said the organization would divert some funds aimed at supporting the russian Economy to purely humanitarian causes to protest the War. The russian military has repeatedly accused chechen militants of barring civilians from leaving the City and using them As human Shields. However Many of the remaining civilians appeared unable to leave because they Are old or infirm or Lack transport. Russian forces entered Chechnya in september pursuing militants who had invaded the neighbouring russian Region of Dagestad a month earlier. Two chechen pass houses destroyed by recent russian bombing in a City near Grozny. Assoc ated press p to flying into the future Parachute plane could steer plans for aviation the engines dead and you re plummeting or the Pilot Keels Over. So you Parachute to safety a in the plane. Sound revolutionary Gimmicky How about a sign of things to come a Jolt for air traffic a future the plane chutes Are Here there Are about30,000 worldwide. Tens of millions of dollars have been poured into their development and testing. Even Nasa is in on the movement giving out Money to develop More advanced parachutes. Nasal a goal is to use Small aircraft to create an a interstate Skyway for trips of Between 150 and 900 Miles a but before that can happen More people must be willing to Fly in Small Craft. But lets Back up a to the Cirrus sr20 its the Only plane in the United states that comes with a Standard Chute. Pilots rave about it. There Are Only eight in existence. Only one is available for rent a and its at Palau Kee municipal Airport in Wheeling and Prospect Heights. See Story on Page 14 Fri lacks proof Man gave tapes to chinese associated press Wen to Lee How it works pulling on an Interior handle shoots out the canopy. It takes 8 to 12 seconds for the Chute to deploy. A possible scenarios emergency night landings midair collisions running out of fuel an incapacitated Pilot a conditions Cirrus says it can be deployed at cruising Speed 184 Mph or slower and at altitudes As Low As 600 feet. A some examples the plane Isnit designed to reach altitudes where sudden decompression could be a Factor such As in the crash of golfer Payne Stewart. But the Chute could have saved lives in the crash involving John f. Kennedyjr. The Cirrus sr20�?Ts Chute will save you. But once you deploy it a a you be bought the plane a joked a spokesman. Photo Courtesy of Cirrus Washington a facing flaws in their evidence Fri officials began to doubt More than a year ago that los Alamos Laboratory scientist Wen to Lee had Given China one of americans most prize nuclear secrets As originally feared according to government officials and documents. The agents wrote a memo alerting Fri director Louis Freeh to their suspicions officials told the associated press. But the Pursuit of Lee continued for months a along with a barrage of news leaks implying he Wras a chinese spy. Agents eventually built a lesser Case against Lee accusing him of removing a wide array of nuclear secrets from secured computers of the government weapons lab where he worked for two decades. He was indicted Friday but the government offered no evidence he passed secrets to China or Arn other country. The Fri abruptly shifted its espionage focus this fall to other individuals and other government facilities. The Fri concerns that it might have focused too narrowly on one espionage suspect Are detailed in internal documents stamped secret that recently were turned Over to the Justice department and Congress. The documents were described to a by Law enforcement and other government officials. Because the memos Are classified the officials spoke anonymously. They show the Fri office in Albuquerque n m wrote Headquarters Jan. 22 that a it appears Lee was not responsible for providing China secret information about the w-88, the most advanced nuclear submarine warhead the officials said. A subsequent memo dated Jan 29 and addressed to Freeh stated the Albuquerque office a continues to insist Quot Lee had not disclosed the w-88 secrets the officials said. Freeh attended a briefing on the Case in Albuquerque two months later they said. Fri officials defend their continued Pursuit of Lee pointing to the indictment Friday. They added thai agents developed fresh evidence that continued to warrant focusing on Lee including he failed a lie Detector test and acted suspiciously during a sting. Government officials say intelligence that Hasni to yet been made Public also warranted continued scrutiny of College costs rising faster than ability to pay state to create affordability Index by Don Thompson daily Herald state government writer Springfield a Public univer sity tuition will Ratchet up an average 4.5 percent next year even As the Illinois Board of higher education says such increases Are making College increasingly unaffordable. The Board plans to create a new a affordability Index next year to at least gauge the Gap Between soaring costs and lagging income. The Index will match income Levels with higher education costs statewide and by institution. Ultimately the Board Hopes it will help ensure that College costs Rise no faster than students ability to pay. Something needs to be done because College costs have increased at More than double the Pace of inflation and income the states higher education staff said in a report to be considered by the Board tues Day in Chicago. A at a time when College credentials Are increasingly vital Many Illinois families face an affordability Gap that jeopardizes the Opportunity for a College education a the report warns. A for two in every five Illinois families the Cost of College is a relentlessly rising Barrier. The Price increases Are particularly harmful to students and potential students on the Bottom 40 percent of the economic ladder where inflation adjusted family income has remained nearly Flat for the past three Illinois has the nation s second largest scholarship program and the boards proposed budget includes nearly $22 million to raise the maximum Grant by $210, to $4,740. All told the Board is asking gov. George Ryan and the general Assembly for $2.5 billion for the next affordability Gap household incomes done to come close to keeping up with tuition hikes. Compare increases in tuition and fees Between 1990 and 2000 universities 76% Community colleges 70% Independent colleges 89% increases in income Between 1990 and 2000 median household income Hibb. 33% consumer Price Index Bihl 25% Illinois disposable income a Bibb 37% next years increase 4.5%, on average at state schools source Illinois Bourd of higher education daily Herald graphic school year up $155 million or 6.6 percent. That includes nearly $39 million for average staff and faculty salary increases of 3 percent and $14.5 million for the second year of a five year Effort to match Illinois faculty salaries with other states. The budget also includes $4.5 Mil see Gai on Page 9 see Lee on Page Rush looking for ways to fight violence Bobby Rush knows All about gun violence. In the Early hours of i it dec. 4, 1969, police stormed a Chicago apartment killing his friends and fellow Black panthers Fred Hampton and Mark Clark in a Hail of bullets. Thirty years later his son Huey Rich was shot on the Street on Chicago a South Side. A i am tired of hearing the mothers a said the militant turned congressman read his Story on Page 12, Bobby Rush

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