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Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 16, 1990, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Air Force Academy Academy Scales Back Welcome mat budget crunch will limit hosting of outside events Hart pm a nut to to Raph by do Wilson 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 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. A a it a a no win situation a Wallace said. A ifs 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 Timi world cycling championships wars hold at Tho 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 tax payer 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 a see Academy/a3 Quoter 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 Vio Leta Barrios de Chamorro ing sandinista Royaliste in Managua paralysed Public services. Chamorro whose coalition ousted Tike Sandi nistas in a february election sought the emergency Aid to help Stem the economic crisis that led to the strikes. Complete report/a6 Philippines talks on bases Tough 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. Complots roport/a7 fallen Law senior airman Brian Moon of Falcon air station s 1002nd Security police Squadron Bowe is head during a service tuesday honouring Law enforcement officers killed in the Una of duty. The pikes Peak peace officers composed of the Region s Law health Aid for mentally ill May require $20 million More than $20 million in additional housing training and treatment programs will be needed by 1995 if the Colorado Springs area is to meet its obligations toward the mentally ill the City Council was told tuesday. Complete Repert a i meet and Matt any police officers conducted the ceremony at the War memorial in memorial Park the Colorado Springs police pm amp a heft for uti Titi Mimi Ilia i aft i it Ali do gut no Paga att is a Ralfh few Fps i Mew a fms saw Essl Tho City asst Tilam on tuesday. Complots report a i Baker in Moscow seeks arms de 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 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. Com Pirec report/a3 stage for terror 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 new a were adopted. The Bush administration r praised the commission recommendations. Efti Humi. Aria 11%$ 8 it Fern 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. It in Estonia thousands of citizens 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. Camb its rsperf/a3 sports Flinn Nseir Gln Ifrah Mimi Alto Tilix i Puahi Wip to a Tan in Ainoi voter Phoenix misted los Angeles lakers and Detroit eliminated new York on tuesday to reach the National basketball associations semifinals. Chicago could Advance by beating Philadelphia tonight. Cem Gieta Repert cd a h my washing in airports to counter attacks on passenger planes. But it Siso sharply criticized a costly bomb detection 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 $1 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 readier 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 pm the use of secret agents to develop inside information about terrorists. A victims families Hope report brings actkxi/a3 r democrats urged president Bush to outline the a qts economic problems on television by Butsh re a Colorado republicans in the . House say a tax increase could Block their states Road to economic recovery but two economists Are More optlmlstic./b4
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