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Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph (Newspaper) - April 5, 1990, Colorado Springs, Colorado Gazette Telegraph thursday april 5, 1990military 35 daily/75 sunday academies costs questioned by panel various training programs scrutinized to Rry More Gazette Telegraph a Senate panel on wednesday considered whether $225,000 is too much to spend to produce an officer from the . Air Force Academy in Light of cheaper training programs and the changing needs of the military. Members of the Senate armed services subcommittee on readiness and personnel said they support the service academies but seek ways to save Money without sacrificing Quality. A my interest is in the effectiveness and efficiency of these institutions a said subcommittee chairman sen. John Glenn a Ohio. Both the general accounting office and the department of defense Are conducting studies on the air Force Academy the . Naval Academy in Annapolis md., and the . Military Academy at West Point . The studies Are weighing the value of Academy programs against College Roth and officer training school. They come at a time when there is pressure to reduce military spending in Light of the warming of East West relations. The congressional budget office said educating air Force Academy cadets costs taxpayers $225,000 per graduate while air Force Roth programs Cost $58,000 per graduate. Officer training school costs $18,000 per graduate. The Cost of sending a student through the air Force Academy has jumped More than 125 percent since 1979, after adjusting for inflation according to the Gao which like the budget office is a research Arm of Congress. The Roth estimate covers tuition and the salaries of limited air Force faculty. The Academy estimate includes All operating costs. The officer training school program has overhead similar to the Academy but its program is for College graduates and lasts 12 weeks instead of four years. Air Force chief of staff Gen. Larry Welch defended the Academy saying he wants to spend More Money to improve its educational facilities. A i have absolutely no question regarding the value received from an air Force Academy graduate a Welch said during a recent interview in Colorado Springs. A nor does anyone who has commanded or been a Boss anywhere in the air Academy graduates have technical expertise plus military training and Are highly motivated see academies/a3cost of producing an air Force officer the Academy s Cost represents the facility a operating expenses divided by the number of cadets. The per student Cost covers four years of education training and athletics. The Roth scholarship figure reflects both partial and full tuition payments. The ots figure includes training and salaries for officer candidates who spend 12 weeks at Lackland air Force base Texas. $225,000 average coat per air Perce graduate for 1989 Academy Roth ots officer training school source congressional budget office Bob Baker of copes one general contractors works on the roof of an addition to Royalty stained Glass on Auburn drive on wednesday. When he had time to look up from his Hammer and nails Baker had an excellent View of pikes Peak. Politic Seawell pulls out of running for . Senate disappointing caucus results Spur decision by Ray Flack Denver Bureau Denver a saying he did no to have a the fire in my belly to beat up my friends a Buie Seawell withdrew wednesday from the race to be the democrats . Senate nominee. Seawells sudden and emotional departure came less than 48 hours after he suffered a devastating loss at neighbourhood caucuses held monday night. Long considered the democrats front runner Seawell garnered the smallest number of delegates to county assemblies in the three candidate Field. Former Boulder county commissioner Josie Heath won 31 percent of the delegates and Alamosa lawyer Carlos Lucero captured 22 percent in nearly Complete results released wednesday at state party Headquarters. The tally showed Seawell won 18.5 percent and that 29 percent of the delegates would go uncommitted to the county conventions later this month. The statewide turnout for democrats was estimated at less than 10,000. The elected delegates will select representatives to attend the democratic state convention on june 9. To make the aug. 14 primary ballot a candidate must get at least 30 percent of the vote of the state delegates. Quot in be reached a very difficult decision but i think one that is absolutely essential to my party and its Effort to have a credible Campaign a Seawell said. He is confident he could have mustered enough Delegate strength to make the ballot Seawell added. Quot we could have had Ait uproarious primary and we could generally succeed in losing in november to Hank Brown a . Representative from Greeley is unopposed to run As the Republican candidate for the seat being vacated by Republican sen. Bill Armstrong. Heath said she was delighted for her personal Victory and her new status As the party a most Likely candidate but she added that Quot this has to be real hard for Buie his family and his she said she had a gut feeling when she left her Boulder caucus monday night that Quot there was a lot of momentum out the turning Point in her favor she said was that she convinced people to show up at the caucuses. See Seawell/a3 in my baby to boat up my proposed Federal policy would skirt Colorado a ban on Branch banking Federal regulators wednesday proposed a nationwide policy that would allow them to override Laws restricting Branch banking in Colorado and 19 other states. The Resolution Trust corp. Said the 8-month-old savings and loan Industry bailout legislation allows it to override anti branching Laws when Selling insolvent thrifts by giving Banks an Avenue to obtain branches which Cost less to operate than do full service Banks. Complete report/c9 a Senate confirms controversial Thrift regulator/c9 inside business/c9 Day state by cats shed Al comk/d7 cres�word/d6 digest/a2 fashion a i. For the recerd/b4 use style do mevles/d4 obituaries opmo�/b6 $coreboard/c4 sports cd teievistat/d5 Ter it to gt/b6 lifestyle the Scarlett of Hara look does t got asked to Tho prom this f Freedom newspapers copy a 1990 weather sharply colder with rain and Snow showers Likely. High 42, Low 20./a2 state Boulder crash inquiry takes bizarre turn police say suicidal passenger May have fought with Pilot associated press Boulder a a suicidal passenger struggling for control of an air plane May have caused the crash that killed the planets occupants and set a Boulder neighbourhood ablaze police said. Two out of state acquaintances of the passenger Gordon Larry Hood 45, of Atlanta told investigators he was suicidal prompting officials to probe whether he May have attacked the Pilot and crashed the twin engine plane police spokesman David Grimm said wednesday. Quot we thought we were investigating an air Accident and it has turned into something else a Grimm said. One acquaintance of hoods was Ruth Loftus of Indianapolis who described How Hood told her in december he had terminal brain cancer and that he planned to take a plane up Over Colorado and a hit the Pilot Over the Loftin who talked with police in Boulder late tuesday was reached at her Home by Telephone. Loftus said she tried to Call the Fri and other Law enforcement agencies to warn them of hoods plan Quot but nobody would do anything. I gave up on Boulder police returned to the crash site wednesday to begin looking for a weapon or other evidence that would support the murder suicide theory. Grimm said University of Colorado archaeology students will be employed at the site to look for human remains and said the Fri has been called. The National transportation safety Board has completed its on site inquiry removing plane parts to Denver for examination. Hood and the Pilot James Wilford Quot Bill Layne 56, of Aurora died in the crash in Northwest Boulder. Layne an employee of intensive air care a Denver based private charter company had taken Hood to Granby a Mountain Community about 80 Miles Northwest of Denver and the two were returning to Denver. The Cessna 421 Golden Eagle reportedly flew erratically and at High Speed Over the Foothills West of Boulder. Grimm said eyewitnesses said the plane flipped onto its Side and went into a Power dive behaviour that might reflect a struggle in the cockpit. The aircraft slammed into a tree and became a fireball that destroyed a vacant House four garages and six parked cars. East bloc Estonia warned to halt Independence drive As Lithuania alleges threat of overthrow soviet president Mikhail s. Gorbachev phoned the president of Estonia on wednesday warning the Baltic Republic to Back off from its drive for Independence. Lithuanian legislators meanwhile accused Moscow of threatening to overthrow their Independent government dampening some heartening talk of Compromise from officials on both sides. Against this backdrop soviet foreign minister Eduard a. Shevardnadze got an earful in Washington from Secretary of state James a. Baker Iii who said .-soviet relations could be Hurt by Gorbachev a Tough stance template report/a3 vow Uphill 1924-1990 Singer Sarah Vaughan Dies of lung cancer Sarah Vaughan a Singer who brought an operatic splendor to her performances of popular standards and jazz died of lung cancer tuesday at her Home in the los Angeles suburb of hidden Hills. She was 66. She had been ill for nearly a year and was released from a Hospital hours before her death. Template report/a5 of

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