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Colorado Springs Gazette (Newspaper) - May 16, 1990, Colorado Springs, Colorado Wednesday May 16, 1990 a 35 daily/75 sunday air Force Academy Academy Scales Back Welcome mat budget crunch will limit hosting of outside events wart Fuste Gazette Telegraph by Dru Wilton Gazette Telegraph the air Force Academy facing the Prospect of budget cuts can no longer afford to play Host to annual Community events such As the Colorado state games and youth soccer and basketball Camps. Academy officials said tuesday the grounds playing Fields and other facilities will still be open to certain outside events. But the Welcome mat wont be rolled out As often in the future. A we Are not closing the door. This is not a change in policy we Are just scaling Back a said col. Mike Wallace director of Public affairs. Occasional Community events will be allowed but not on a regular basis. A we want to continue to be friends and Good neighbors to the Community where we live a he said. A soccer tournament expected to stay/c8 each year the Academy hosts about 30 outside events everything from the state special olympics to car club meetings and company picnics. Most groups pay a fee to use the Academy a facilities. But the Cost of playing Host is higher than what the Academy takes in Wallace said. Academy personnel provide services such As traffic control Security and cleanup. And Large events can increase Wear and tear on grounds and facilities. Quot its a no win situation a \ Wallace said. A a it a costing us in terms of time manpower and. Money. We try to be Good neighbors but there a a limit to How much we can that a particularly in Light of cuts in the military budget. The the world cycling championships Ware held at the air Force Academy in 1986. The Academy says it must limit its hosting of Community activities because of the costs. Academy needs to direct time and Money toward its primary function a educating and training cadets Wallace said. A i think the american taxpayer would hold our feet to the fire on that a he said. In the future primary consideration will be Given to events such As military conferences and workshops that Bene fit Academy personnel and to one time activities that have never been at the Academy before Wallace said. A we Deal with requests on an almost daily basis a he said. A if we accepted Evey request that we receive we could have something going on out Here everyday in addition to regular Academy the Academy a decision to limit outside activities coincides with plans by some groups to move their events to other communities in Colorado. The Colorado special olympics scheduled at the Academy this month has already announced it will hold its games in fort Collins next year because organizers wanted to begin moving the event around the state. The special olympics has an open invitation to return to the Academy Wallace said because it provides Cadet volunteers an educational experience. The Amateur sports association has an agreement with the Academy to hold the Colorado state games there again this summer but that event will move to Denver in 1991. The change in locations is meant to make the games More of a statewide event said spokeswoman Margie Cole. A the Academy has really helped us and we Are very grateful to them for letting us hold the first two state games see acakmy/a3 world . Works on emergency loan for Nicaragua the Bush administration said tuesday it was working on Nicaragua a urgent request for a $40 million Short term loan. The plea by the new government of president violets Barrios de Chamorro came As thousands of striking sandinista loyalists in Managua paralysed Public services. Chamorro whose coalition ousted the Sandi nistas in a february election sought the emergency Aid to help Stem the economic crisis that led to the strikes. Cemp Tats report/a6 Philippines talks Tough on bases the Philippines formally told the United states on tuesday that the lease for . Military bases which expires in september 1991, will not be renewed. However . And philippine officials said the move does not Rule out a new Accord. Communist rebels who said they killed two american airmen sunday threatened More killings until the . Military leaves the country. Complete report/a7 fallen Law enforcement officers honoured senior airman Brian Moon of Falcon air stations 1002nd Security police Squadron bows a head during a service tuesday honouring Law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The pikes Peak peace officers composed of the Region s Law health Aid for mentally ill May require $20 million and More than $20 million in additional housing train treatment programs will be needed by 1996 if the Colorado Springs area is to meet its obligations toward the mentally ill the City Council was told tuesday. Complots a sport by inside 12 City stats by classified i cemfea/d14 cresswerd/d13 digest/a2 a of sad do for Tbs rscsrd/b6 tarty to pm Mav Fot of to fee foil of Lambdas a 12 tag it to gt/b10 Freedom newspapers cow a Ieese in off my nip Frilow ss./a2 moot and military police officers conducted the ceremony at the War memorial in memorial Park. The Colorado Springs police department Alto held ceremonies honouring its fallen officers at the City auditorium on tuesday. Complete report a i East West Baker in Moscow seeks arms Deal with soviet president Mikhail s. Gorbachev due to see president Bush in Only two weeks Secretary of state James a. Baker Iii arrived in Moscow on tuesday in an Effort to Clinch an arms agreement before the two superpower leaders meet. Deep differences Over missile reductions threaten a it impede Success at the Washington Summit. Senior Baker aides said on the flight to Moscow that at least four key issues were unresolved. Baker is scheduled to see Gorbachev on Friday after talks today and thursday with foreign minister Eduard a. Shevardnadze. Baker also plans to meet with Shevardnadze again on saturday Campat rcpart/a3 a a a a War Tom Finis i Amia control to dam soviet loyalists stage protests thousands of anti Independence protesters stormed buildings in Estonia and Latvia on tuesday the Day after president Mikhail s. Gorbachev formally condemned efforts by the two republics to break away from Kremlin Rule. A in Estonia thousands of Chi Zens came to defend the parliament building after the Premier went on radio to broadcast a warning that an attempt was under Way to overthrow the government. Complots report/a3 sports Phoenix Detroit win to reach the final four Phoenix ousted los Angeles lakers and Detroit eliminated new York on tuesday to reach the National basketball association s semifinals. Chicago could Advance by beating Philadelphia tonight. Coap Tate report a i Asiatic retail for terror panel says bomb Detector gets Low Marks new services Washington a the United states should consider retaliating through military strikes or Covert action by secret agents against air terrorists and the countries that support them a presidential commission investigating the bombing of pan am flight 103 concluded tuesday. The commission declaring the United states must act More aggressively said a these More vigorous policies should include planning and training for preemptive or retaliatory military strikes against known terrorist enclaves in nations that Harbor them. A where such direct strikes Are inappropriate the commission recommends a lesser option including Covert operations to prevent disrupt or respond to terrorist the panels work was welcomed by relatives of the 270 people who died when the flight from Frankfurt to new York was blown up Over Lockerbie Scotland in december 1988. But there also was disappointment that Many of their recommendations a such As wide use of the my bomb detect Tom technology a were to adopted. The Bush administration praised the commissions recommendations. The presidential commis Sion also called for other far reaching measures internationally and at Domestic airports to counter attacks on passenger planes. But it also sharply criticized a costly bomb Detec Tion initiative already undertaken by . Officials. In two recommendations not widely debated before the report urged the Federal government to greatly increase its emphasis on Security at airports within the United states and called for new scrutiny of mail and cargo shipments carried in the holds of air planes. The report also said the Federal aviation administration is moving too fast to deploy new bomb detection devices known As Thermal Neutron analysis machines which Cost about la million each but have not proved they work effectively. The commission made five dozen recommendations for improving aviation Security some of which were disclosed before the final report was made Public. The report called for Public warnings Only in cases when the threats Are specific and cannot be readily countered by authorities. The panels chairwoman Ann Mclaughlin said the commission also gave president Bush a a confidential memorandum with other classified recommendations. A commission official said the memo urged Bush to bolster a human intelligence a or the use of secret agents to develop inside information about terrorists. A victims families Hope report brings action/83 Washington Diutsh a Slot a to Oft mmm1y mgr a we Mill Lemr or re in w wimm i Jinn democrats urged president Bush to outline the nations economic problems on television but Bush refused tuesday saying panic could result if he were to describe the problems without a solution. A budget Summit Between Bush and members of Congress began tuesday with no specific recommendations reported. Samp Tats Repsel As a Colorado republicans in the . House say a tax increase could Block their states Road to economic recovery but two economists Are More

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