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Colorado Springs Gazette (Newspaper) - April 4, 1990, Colorado Springs, Colorado Grado Spring Gazette wednesdays �?--1 april 4, 1990 a 354 daily/754 sunday. It i defens Price tag revealed for new fighter Cost per stealth plane put at $106.2 million news services Washington a faced with growing opposition to its b-2 stealth bomber program the Pentagon on tuesday unveiled the Price sticker on its highly classified f-117a stealth fighter. Total Cost for the f-117a, first in a generation of radar elusive planes the air Force wants is $6.26 billion the Pentagon said a or approximately $106.2 million each for 59 planes. The Pentagon a disclosure May have been an attempt to weigh some Good news with some bad. The congressional budget office is expected to release a report this week saying it would not be Cost effective to build anything less than All 132 of the b-2 bombers the air Force is requesting at a total Cost of $70 billion. However air Force Secretary Donald Rice said tuesday that the Bush administration is considering scaling Back production of the b-2. A a we think there Are some alternate profiles. With some very modest effect on the total Cost of the program a Rice told members of the Senate appropriations subcommittee on defense. Rice declined to provide specifics. At $530 million a copy the b-2 bomber program has encountered deep opposition in Congress and appears certain to be Cut. Some lawmakers including rep. Les associated press f-117a stealth fighter vital statistics a Mission a ground attack a Crew a one a top Speed a less than Mach i a total Cost of planes a $6.26 billion Aspin d-wis., chairman of the House armed services committee have called for constructing Only 30 of the bombers. Tuesdays revelations about the f-117a appear timed to add to the credibility of stealth technology and give b-2 supporters in Congress some needed ammunition. However senior Pentagon officials admitted the stealth fighters first combat Mission in Panama was marred by Pilot error and said a critical target was missed by hundreds of Yards. The officials agreed to describe the fighters performance in Panama after learning that a reporters visit to the bombed area had raised questions about the Pentagon a initial account. After the december invasion of Panama defense Secretary Dick Cheney said each of two f-117a fighters used in the attack delivered a 2,000-Pound bomb with a a pinpoint accuracy a based on information provided to him by the military. Pentagon officials tuesday repeated earlier arguments that the Al 17a fighter was picked because its sophisticated navigation equipment and bomb system was Best suited for the accurate delivery of bombs at night and in bad weather. One senior official asserted that the f-117a navigation and bombing system a worked exactly As designed during the bombing raid and said the planes achieved their Mission of surprising the enemy. Pentagon spokesman Pete Williams also said tuesday that three of the fighters have been lost in crashes. Inside bus Leess is City stat by class Ltd a i comics Dio cams sword de digest/a2 food do far the 9erd/b4 Ufa Styndl meriss/d5 obituaries/b4 opinion/b6 scerebeand/c6 sports cd teleritlea/d8 Teri it to 6t/b6 lifes1 new southwestern cuisine picks up Pacific rim French and other i f Freedom newspapers Coppy o iwo weather Breezy with showers expected in afternoon evening. Nigh is Low 35./a2 Iran Contra Poindexter jury ordered sequestered the Federal judge in the Iran Contra trial of John Poindexter angrily ordered the jury sequestered tuesday in Washington Dur my its deliberations after two jurors reported they had been contacted by the news Media. . District court judge Harold Greene said both jurors will remain on the panel because they Quot were Alert and intelligent and did no to allow any conversation about the ease to take place. Jurors were taken to a hotel tuesday night at the end of their second Day of deliberations. Poindexter is charged with conspiring to obstruct engross making face statements to lawmakers and obstructing congressional inquiries into the Iran Contra affair. Camalete vert/a3 Iran Contra Senate oks wide ranging clean air Bill people demand action majority Leader says news services Washington a the Senate overwhelmingly approved sweeping air pollution controls on automobiles factories and Power plants tuesday after a decade of struggle Over whether to strengthen Federal clean air Laws. The new controls which Are estimated to Cost $21 billion a year when they go fully into effect were approved by a vote of 89-11. President Bush speaking in Indianapolis before the Senate action predicted a a historic vote that would a affect generations to come As we work to build a cleaner safer in the House a similar Bill is being written by the Energy and Commerce committee. Rep. John dinged d-mich., the panel s chairman said plans to have the col Micil i Aid lie fit vote by weeks end and expects floor action next month. Differences in the Senate and House measures will then have to be worked out. The Senate plan would Cost about �4 for every person in the country according to the Bush administration. But the clean air working group a business organization said the Senate Bill actually would Cost $46.6 billion a year or $186 for every person in the country. Senate majority Leader George Mitchell a Maine acknowledged that my requirements would be expensive for Industry but he argued a the costs of inaction will be higher than the Cost of this health experts have estimated that air pollution May account for 60,000 premature deaths every year he said. See pollution/a3 East bloc lithuanians open talks in Moscow a close aide to soviet president Mikhail s. Gorbachev met with a delegation of lithuanian officials in Moscow on tuesday amid signs that both sides were seeking a Way out of Ute impasse created by the soviet unions refusal to recognize Lithuania a declaration of Independence. As soviet Border guards stopped traffic at Lithuania a Only Border crossing with Poland soviet foreign minister Eduard a. Shevardnadze was arriving in Washington for talks on Lithuania and other matters with president Bush and Secretary of state j Iii Cem pets a. Baker til raparva3 courts inmates plea for chemicals bombs a Colorado prison inmates bid to regain his cyanide and bomb making chemicals was denied tuesday in Small claims court. Terry Don Clark sued local officials for return of his property he was Seiling the items through fuss offt riffing instructions on making bombs and poisoning people. Vii phys Regert Bluit crowds turn out to see big move the House that roamed finds a Home by Dru Wilson Gazette Telegraph eighty seven year old Mary stars More stood on Cheyenne Boulevard on tuesday and watched a big part of her life Roll by. A this is wonderful a she said As workers slowly guided the 200-ton Stone House her husband built toward North Cheyenne Canon Park where it will become a visitor Center. The Crews worked slowly starting at 6 . At Nevada Avenue and Cheyenne Road and reaching their destination about 11 hours later. The spectacle Drew dozens of onlookers including Starsmore who wanted to see the House safely reach its new Home. She said her late husband helped his family build the farmhouse Between 1918 and 1922. She married James Starsmore in 1941 and had lived in what has come to be known As the a Starsmore House for nearly 50 years. Quot my husband hauled All those rocks with a team of horses and Wagon a she said. A my Jim must have handled each one four or five times before it was finished. The Walls in the basement were 2 feet after her husband died Starsmore sold the House to a local couple. They were unable to move it to land they owned elsewhere in the City so they sold it to the City. The House has been sitting for months on a wheeled platform near Nevada Avenue and Cheyenne Road. Moving Day resembled a Parade. Mothers with Small children business people joggers and senior citizens lined the route to watch and take pictures. The House pulled by a truck up Cheyenne Boulevard was accompanied by police officers who directed traffic Utility Crews that moved overhead wires and City workers who trimmed tree branches. A a in be been watching it for about an hour. Its kind of entertaining a said Ray still who lives on Comanche drive. A family built the House and a family moved it. Jerry Martin drove the big truck. Dan Martin shouted instructions to his dad from the Street while his Mother Marge Martin helped curb spectators. Danio a Fiancee Susan Luck used a eel lunar phone to help relay information. The family which owns a moving firm called alternative housing inc., reached the toughest Point in the approximately 3-mile journey when they. Attempted to turn from Cascade Avenue onto Cheyenne Boulevard. A once we get around this one ifs a straight shot West Quot Dan Martin said As he instructed workers co spread Sand on the Street to help the wheels slide around the Comer the rest of the move went smoothly. A better than we expected Quot said Fred Mala of the City Parks department the House is sitting at the Park in trance and is to be moved the last too Yards or so today. It will be several months before renovations Are finished

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