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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 9, 1983, Darmstadt, HessePage 2 the stars and stripes wednesday february 9, 1983 More accurate Cost accounting sought of units to take part in stamp test by Roy Adam Kaiserslautern Bureau chief Ramstein a Germany a num Ber of air Force units in Europe will begin using official mail Stamps this week i place of the familiar government Standard penalty indicia but the majority of official mail users won t be seeing them for quite some master sgt. Robert a. Bents chief of the administrative Communia news update Braniff agreement fort Worth Texas a a Federal bankruptcy judge has approved Braniff International s pro posed lease agreement with Pacific Southwest airlines which could provide jobs for up to 2,000 former Braniff proposal could put As Many As 30 Braniff jets Back in the air under the spa Banner. Bankruptcy judge John Flower rejected arguments of those opposed to the Deal american Delta Continental and Muse airlines an three labor groups representing Bra Niff employees the machinists Union the air line pilots association and the association of flight attendants. Spa plans to create a new Divi Sion based at the Dallas fort wort regional Airport. I am convinced this is the Best that can be achieved under the circumstances Flowers said. The spa agreement offers Braniff it estate and its creditors a Deal at least 25 percent better than liquidation and would eliminate lengthy and costly court proceedings. Braniff ceased operations May 12and filed for Protection from its creditors the next Day in Flowers court. Gun Law prosecution Chicago a a business Man who had a pistol on the seat of his car was fined $50 and had to give up the weapon in the first prosecution under Morton Grove s controversial handgun Crawford of Highland Park had been arrested sept. 14 As he sat in his car in a parking lot a.22-caliber pistol on the seat beside county circuit judge mor Ris Topol found Crawford guilty and ordered the weapon the ordinance adopted one year ago the Northern Chicago sub Urb will hold the gun five years and then destroy have said Crawford bought the gun sept. 13 for Protection an attended a business meeting in a restaurant adjoining the parking loathe next Day. He apparently fell asleep in his car after the meeting and a passer by spotted the weapon and called ordinance adopted feb. 1, 1982, prohibits the Sale of handguns within the Village and Possession of handguns by anyone except Law enforcement officers registered gun collectors or on duty military personnel. Lions division at Safe he Here new Stamps will be used Only by those units which do not currently have postage meters for outgoing mail. This will include Small geographically separated units or those air Force elements assigned to army or Host nation Europe this includes about 108 locations Bents air Force and the soil conserva Tion service of the department of agriculture Are taking part in the test the length of which has not yet been 1977 larger air Force installations 26 throughout Europe have been using postage meters for official mail Leav ing the theater so Bents said there is no need for the Stamps at these locations. The Stamps Are being tested to provide 100percent accountability of All official mail initial Stock of Stamps was mailed out to using agencies by the Rockfall kills 3 miners Welkom South Africa up a Rockfall killed three miners and injure two others at president Steyn Gold mine in the Orange free state Goldfields a spokesman for the operating company Anglo american corp. Said. 7025th air postal so at Rhein main a on feb. 3, and should be in use this week. In the past official government mail was sent in franked envelopes bearing the statement postage and fees paid by department of the air Force. Bents said there was no accurate Way to establish actual costs for postage using this method so the . Postal service took annual samples of the volume of mail at selected Sites in the United states Basing the air Force s yearly postage Bill on that Sample. With the combination of Stamps and Post age meters a More accurate accounting of the actual costs will be provided. Government franked envelopes will continue to be used for All Intra theater mail Bents added since that mail is handled exclusively through Apo channels. For Safe activities this Means mail to All 09xxx Apos will still be sent in the old mail Stamps will be available in seven denominations 1, 4, 13, 17 and 20 cents and $1 and $5. A 13-cent postal card and 20-cent no. 10-size stamped envelope with or without address window will also be air Force administrative support activities will Monitor the test program at most locations Bents said. Cautioning that users will be responsible for preventing theft misuse waste or loss of the Stamps Bents said that such problems should be few because like franked envelopes mis use of the Stamps carries a penalty of a$300 Fine. The Stamps Are not for personal use but collectors May Purchase them by mail or Der. The Stamps and postal stationery willbe sold by the philatelic sales division Washington d.c., 20260. Official mail Usa Usa 2oc penalty for private use $3oo \ 1m2 . Kj1tal us Viii All moots Rhino to one of the new official use Stamps. Plane in route to Mildenhall Navy Crew survives Fig Honing strike Raf Mildenhall England is a c-12 aircraft and its Crew from the . Naval air facility Here survived a lightning strike monday while returning from Raf Northolt in North . Bill Lawless commander of the Mildenhall unit was piloting the air plane. He said tuesday that the lightning bolts truck the air plane s starboard propeller dome but caused no major of the three Crew members was injured but Lawless from Columbia miss., said it catches your attention when lightning strikes three feet from your Crew members were it. Podd Latshaw co Pilot and Petty officer . Al Sargent Crew said he was flying at 2,400 feet about 16 Miles Southwest of Mildenhall when the lightning struck. He said there were no storm cells showing on the plane radar and no other reports of lightning in the area. The engine continued to operate four . Army advisers flown out of Al Salvador san Salvador up four .army advisers left Al Salvador monday three of them relieved of their duties be cause they violated rules prohibiting them from entering combat operations the american embassy three were relieved of duty last week after army sgt. Jay Stanley was hit Winter sports Sale planned at Garmisch Garmisch Germany a Ware House clearance Sale of Winter sport equipment and clothing will be held feb. 18-21, armed forces recreation Center officials merchandise officials said items will be discounted 10-50 percent. Sal items include Alpine and Cross country skis Alpine ski boots arcs ski boots accessories and clothing to include ski Par Kas vests pants and ski Sale will be in the arc ski Ware House building 205 on artillery hours Are feb. 18, noon to 8 . Feb. 19, 8 . To 6 . Feb. 20 and 21,10a.m. To 6 . The first 500 customers also will receive powder straps free with their Purchase officials said. In the thigh by rebel gunfire while he was flying in a helicopter Over a combat area i Eastern Usu Lutan province. A salvadoran air Force source helicopter in which Stanley and two other . Advisers were Riding May have Bee used As a command Center for the Salvado ran soldiers. Another adviser was Riding Ina second chopper nearby. . Regulations forbid the american advisers from entering combat areas or participating in military operations. There Are about 54 . Advisers still in Al Sal Vador. One of the suspended . Advisers was Stanley s commanding officer but the embassy refused to give any information about the other two. Stanley who was not relieved of duty also left Al Salvador on the military flight with the three suspended advisers an embassy spokesman declined to say whether the sus Pended advisers were sent to the United states or to the . Southern come i Panama which has been conducting an investigation of the violations. San Salvador s roman Catholic Arch diocese meanwhile called for better Vig Ilance by those in charge of the . Advis ers to ensure the conflict does t become More serious because of lamentable Inci f normally Lawless said but during a Post flight Check the Crew found a Hole in the propeller my knowledge said Lawless this is the first lightning strike on a c-12 air Craft in Europe but they be had a Dunchof them in the the c-12 is a military version of the Beechraft super King air 200 Light transport naval air facility has scheduled an inspection of the plane s engine. Soviets seeking resumption of flights to . Moscow a soviet aviation officials said tuesday they want to resume flights to the United states suspended by president Reagan after the december1981 martial Law crackdown in Poland. We have informed the american administration that we Are ready to Start up regular or charter flights so now it s up to the americans to allow Aeroflot Back into the United states Vladimir d. Sam of Joukov of the ministry of civil aviation told a press suspended Landing rights for the soviet airline in december 1981 following the declaration of martial Law in Poland. Samo Joukov director of International relations at the civil aviation ministry claimed that about 50,000 american tourists currently visited the soviet Union each said this figure could be doubled in two years if flights to and from the United states resumed Samo Joukov produced what he said was a letter from a Washington based educational organization to the state depart ment urging direct flights Between the two countries to encourage Contact betwee americans and soviets. Aeroflot is the world s largest single air line carrying about 100 million passengers year

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