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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - June 13, 1999, Darmstadt, Hesse Pag�2 the stars and stripes sunday Jgr a 13,1999 standoff Marks 5th Seoul South Korea a North boats rotted a disputed sea Border saturday after the communist to Tate threatened to attack sooth korean warship in contested Waters of the yellow sea the armed standoff in the cold War fast flashpoint entered its fifth Day with the two korean Stilt technically in a state of War hardening their stances after their ships nearly opened fire Friday. North Korea warned sooth Korea that h most withdraw its warships from the area n Rich fishing grou n Der face military strikes sooth Korea responded by massing More destroyers frigates and even Landing ships near the area and putting its 650,000 military on heightened Alert. It cancelled week end leaves for american led u n. Command which oversees the fragile truce be tween the two hitter rivals urged North Korea saturday for a third time last week to hold a Border military meeting to end the standoff. A a Ftp a in everyone interest to re Duce tensions a said command spokesman col Carl Kropf. The North has rejected two appeals. In the Choppy Waters off the West coast three to six North korean patrol boats returned and sailed in and put of the disputed area saturday. South korean ships moved in Sod Den threatening spurts near the intruders according to video footage released by the defense ministry wac arc engaged in the standoff with a resolve to defend our sovereignty and territory a president Kim Dac Jung was quoted saying. A your ships Are ready to butt the North korean intruders again and do whatever needed to repel them Quot said col. Hwang Pong Kyu a spokesman for the South a joint chiefs of staff. Quot but for now we Are closely watching and weighing various a spokesman for North koreans military responded later in a statement saying that if South korean ships Quot continue reckless provocations despite our repeated warnings they will meet with our Strong Sel defense today in stripes Abby Ann Landers. 28 faces a no places.,29 letters,., 26 opinion. .27 sports. 30-40 to listings29 weather25 your health24 to .0 f a j a. I Juji i. In shh i l Ai his lain american knew attacker police have yet to decide How to prosecute suspect by Kevin Dougherty furs Autem Bureau in r Kaii ka1sersiautern. Germany the 21-year old american who was clubbed to death in a wooded area near ram Sicin air base apparently knew his assailant German officials said Friday authorities have not released the 20-year-old suspect name partly because they have not yet decided whether to try him an adult or a juvenile according to a German investigator familiar with the Case. Under German Law authorities can exercise such discretion up until someone turns 21. Said the investigator who spoke on condition he not be identified. The 20-year-old american accused of bludgeoning to death Joseph Lawrence Whitehurst the son of air Force or. Col Lawrence Whitehurst the colonel commands the 86th medical group at ram Stcin a a. Whitehurst Tom police that he last saw his son on May 30. He waited until june 3 to file a missing person report expecting up until then that his son would return to lice found the body of the younger Whitehurst on june 4 in some Woods that stand Between the air base arid ram Sicin Village. Joseph Whitehurst Quot was hit several times with club or sturdy stick found next to the body the German investigator said Thomas lbs Man a German prosecutor in said Friday Hal inv stiga lore were Hying to determine the motive for the staying. The body was found partially covered with leaves in a wooded Patch not far from a dirt Footpath one of Many that crisscross the Woods. The body was in a shallow depression blanketed by leaves and shaded by several towering Trees it takes a minute or two walk Tram there to a Street that Bounds the Wood the German investigator said evidence seems to indicate that Whitehurst was killed about where his body was found. Lissman said he expects the suspect to remain in custody indefinitely because of the possibility he might flee. Show Hopes to boost business Paris a fallout from the conflict in Yugoslavia and a drop in demand for commercial Airi incr have cast a Shadow Over the prospects of aerospace companies participating in the. Worlds biggest air show which opened saturday near Paris. A russian fighter plane crashed during a demonstration at the official opening of the 43rd Paris air show. No injuries were reported officials said. The two pilots of the Sukhoi-30 safety seated when the Jet went Down in an area sat was away from crowds officials said. Further details were not. Immediately Avail Able. V a a a a business for suppliers of fighter jets could suffer because Western governments face Steep Bills for their military involvement in the Balkans and May have less Cash to upgrade air forces. A my worry that ultimately the whole Kosovo thing could kill the a peace dividend a a said Bash Thea a defense Industry news in Brief analyst with Goldman Sachs in London. But companies Art competing for expected replacement Otumfo Bombi and mis Slie used in the conflict ire Well spare parts for the lighters Hal hew thousands of sorties Over Yugoslavia. The Battle for commercial aircraft business also intensifying. Sales of civilian aircraft appear to have peaked with the world main builders or Large passenger lanes Boeing co. And Europe a Airbus industries struggling to match last years record of 1,200 Airt in sold amid this uncertainty the Paris air show at Lebourge Airport North of the French capital offering aviation co Nipa Nice one of heir Best opportunities to irn press potential customers. The event has attracted 1,765 exhibitors from 40 countries. French president Jacques Chirac inaugurated it under cof my the aerospace Industry a strategic and political significance. T the. Show held every other year an occasion for some companies to announce new contracts. A a a a a a. A Lockheed Martin corp. Of Bethesda md., even jumped the gun announcing thursday that u has awarded contracts Worth $200 million to British suppliers of parts used in its c-130 Hercules heavy transport. However sales of aircraft and aviation equipment Are normally completed after lengthy negotiations and the wee Kjong show less a place for participants to strike deals than to show off. Among the potential crowd pleasure ergonomic Pilot seats rocket propulsion sys terns unmanned surveillance aircraft Ana a device billed the worlds first miniature airborne Var. Seattle based Boeing plans flight demonstrations of its new 109-seat aircraft and visitors can see the eur fighter a Jet built by a four nation european consortium. Panel to review exercises san Juan puerto Rico . Defense officials named a four Man panel to recommend whether the military should continue live firc exercises on a populated Puiying Island of puerto Rico. The decision Friday followed the death of a civilian in april when o Marine corps f-18 fighter dropped two 500-Pound bombs 1 Vij Miles off target on Vieques East of the main Island. Puerto rican gov Pedro Rossello has lobbied president Clinton for an end to the use of live ammunition on the Island. Vet to Lead Lithuania army Vilnius Lithuania Lithuania preside m has appointed a retired . Army colonel to Lead the former soviet re pub lie military it vies for nato membership lithuanian president Valdas Damkus offered the Joh thursday to Jonas Kro Kailis. Of Washington. D c the lithuanian native holds dual citizenship. Kotnk Titis who served in the i?.s. And lot .�?~7 u Ais. Fled to the United mate. Diet Lithuania a. Let pied in the. Wet i in Bijj in a of . Ulu re noted to Lithuania after it regained Nule a u a v i ii i 1,1. I a. I a i l. 1. 1a a a i i a a a i 1 i a lit. Pilot fined in wife death Tal of $10,000 in fines and forfeited pay. The judge col. Kenneth Pang bum on Friday found Guido guilty of conspiracy misappropriating an aircraft and violating an army regulation in the july 6 Accident on grand exuma Bland. Guido a wire Pam and Rebecca Riddell the wife of his co Pilot chief warrant officer Daniel Riddell were killed when the uh-60 Black Hawk went Down. Riddell pleaded guilty to wrongful violation of a military order and wilful Crelie Ion of duty. He still faces charges of conspiracy making a false statement wrongful appropriation of a military aircraft and conduct unbecoming an officer. He awaiting a court martial june 29. Coalition wont Boycott Austin. Texas conservative religious groups calling for christians to join a a Tion Jdc recruiting Boycott against the army lust some of their ammunition i i Day. A. Hie 2 i million member Christian coalition announced that the organization will not Tell its members to participate in the army Hoye Oti which was ailed to of Uiese Tia anus p Dia of Al Jun Jig wic Cuns in their re Usu nil Post. A i i if ,1. I a of j i i 1 h i i \ it \ f a 1 a a a j i ,.= l. ,. A i a. Al a a a a a a f a a made visible for 30 Miles. What has been billed the largest flying american Flag in the world was due to be unfurled saturday on Crowders Mountain. The Flag 65 feet tall and 114 feet wide the culmination of efforts by am vets Post 920, which timed the unfurling to coincide with Flag Day on monday. A a we re trying to bring it Home hat the whole country needs to be repatriated Quot said Roy Curphey a disabled air Force Veteran a a it a time to if nothing else stand Down and look at our own the Flag not the biggest in the country. Two flags in California Are bigger according to the veterans but Are not flown. The North Carolina Flag 7,410 Square feet and weighs 180 pounds. Each Stripe 5 feel High each Star More than 4 feet across. New help for recruiting washing Eon faced with a Short age of military recruits the Pentagon has turned to a pair of lobbyists Media Strate Gib for help t under we retard of defense Lodi de the nun in charge of personnel and readiness lured Democrat Carter Lekeu 1 so a a -11 owed uni Kiln a Jet of

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