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Fairbanks Daily News Miner (Newspaper) - February 27, 1991, Fairbanks, Alaska Re an daily mews liner vol. A Xxxiv no. 49 your locally owned Independent daily newspaper Fairbanks Alaska wednesday february 27, 1991 wednesday Welcome to Fairbanks 2001 Page 3 50c per copy 36 pages new Swatch weather today s High near 30. Tonight and thursday mostly Clear with morning fog patches the Low around 5-10, and the High around 25-30. Page 2. Nation a Navy scrubs f-14 plan Washington the Navy said tuesday it is cancelling plans to modernize its Fleet of Carrier based f-14 tomcat fighter planes. More than too f-14s of various models Are in the persian Gulf and have flown thousands of combat missions from five aircraft carriers in the War against Iraq. A by costs mount Washington air Force Secretary Donald Rice told Congress tuesday it will take several years and More than $10 million to solve engine problems in the b l bomber. The Fleet of 97 supersonic planes capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear weapons was grounded for nearly two months As the air Force tried to repair the problem of breaking fan Blades in the engine. A cutting the fat drugs and a Low fat diet May lower Levels of bad cholesterol More effectively than drugs alone. A team of scientists from Rockefeller University in new York and Michigan state University in Lansing reported that a cholesterol lowering drug and a Low fat diet reduced Levels of Low density Lipoprotein or bad cholesterol in nearly 80 percent of people a czechs go private Prague Czechoslovakia parliament on tuesday approved landmark legislation to end 40 years of state control Over the Economy with a vote to hand Over All nationalized Industry to private investors. The Law is the most important in the governments ambitious program to turn the country from a communist controlled Economy to a Market oriented system. A Colombia massacre Bogota. Colombia gunmen killed nine teen agers playing soccer on a Medellin Street on tuesday in the latest massacre blamed by police on drug backed gangs. A open s next move Vienna Austria open nations appear Likely to pull at least a million barrels of Oil a Day off the Market in coming months in an Effort to Avert a Price crash. The decision would end the production free for All of the last seven months that has sent Oil prices sliding. A the associated press inside Alaska .2. 5. 6. 7 Ann Landers. .21 classifieds. 22 28 comics.21 crossword 24 editorials .4 entertainment 18 Fairbanks 3, 6. 7 a if it gets any warmer Here better get the boat allies All but retake Kuwait City a a a Ai Quot tanks Battle deep inside Iraq Kuwait City apr with Iraq s shattered occupation army in chaotic flight Baghdad announced it was willing to drop All claims to Kuwait if the Allied assault would Only Stop. But deep inside rain darkened Iraq . Forces and Saddam Hussein s Best troops were locked in a fierce tank Battle. The Effort to retake Kuwait City was in its final stages. American tanks vanquished an iraqi unit at the City a Airport and the marines said All organized resistance had been halted. Some snipers reportedly remained. Baghdad radio in an offer swiftly rejected by the White House announced that in Exchange for a cease fire Iraq would accept a . Resolution that declared its annexation of Kuwait null and void. It also would accept a Resolution that lays the ground associated press liberation forces Kuwait citizens waving the National Flag Salute . Marines from task Force Ripper of the 1st Marine division As they drive a humvee toward Kuwait City s International Airport today after it was secured following heavy fighting with Iraq forces. Could have gone to Baghdad Schwarzkopf More on pages 9 amp 10 Riyadh saudi Arabia apr the Allied War against Iraq relied on two major deceptions and could easily have ended with coalition forces in Baghdad Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf said today. A ladies and gentleman. We were 150 Miles from Baghdad and there was nothing Between us and Baghdad a said Schwarzkopf the commander of operation desert storm. He said the allies never intended or wanted to conquer Iraq. He spoke at a briefing in which he gave a sweeping overview of the Gulf War from the Allied buildup last August to the fighting that continued to rage in Eastern Iraq today. A the War is not Over a a Schwarzkopf said. A a you be got to remember that people Are still dying out there. And those people who Are dying Are my he expressed outrage at reports of iraqi atrocities in Kuwait saying they were committed by soldiers who were a not part of the same human race. As the rest of us and he offered a stinging assessment of iraqi president Saddam Hussein As a military Leader a Shah a a was far As Saddam Hussein being a great military strategist he is neither a strategist nor is he schooled in the operational Art nor is he a tactician nor is he a general nor is he As a Soldier. Other than that he a a great military Man i want you to know he offered the latest numbers in the War including a 79 americans killed 28 of them in the current ground Campaign. A 213 americans wounded Overall. A More than 3,000 iraqi tanks captured or destroyed plus 1.857 armoured vehicles and 2,140 artillery pieces. See Baghdad Page 7 work for iraqi reparations and the prosecution of iraqis for human rights violations. Iraq also offered to free All prisoners of War after a cease fire. White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said the iraqi announcement fell a far Short of what s necessary1 to end the War. Because ii was a still a conditional Britain said the offer was deficient because the iraqis had not agreed to All 12 . Resolutions. But Abdul Amir Al Anbari in a s ambassador to the United nations said his country was prepared to a abide and implement All resolutions after All hostilities cease. In Iraq. A a fierce tank battled raged As More than 250 american tanks fought 200 Republican see Gulf. Page 7 companies to Battle for rebuilding pacts Cox news service Washington with iraqi forces on the run another War is already under Way for contracts to rebuild Kuwait. The reconstruction Price tag will not be known until it is Safe to make on the scene damage assessments but the Early estimates Are staggering. A i have indications that the kuwaitis Are committed to a competitive bidding process for $50 billion to $70 billion in reconstruction contracts a said Mark Woodbridge of the National .-Arab chamber of Commerce. Kuwait has already hired the . Army corps of engineers under a $46.3 million 90-Day contract for the a phase one cleanup and reconstruction Effort. A Given what be facing you have to realize that is not a Large sum of Money a said Nanse Grady a corps spokeswoman. A a it a just for essential services. Infrastructure Type the bulk of the $46.3 million will go for contracts to perform damage assessments and restore Basic services such As water electricity and Airport service. One of the first contracts awarded by the corps was $5.7 million to Raythelon services co. To provide runway lighting Airport navigational aids and air traffic control equipment so Kuwait International Airport can begin handling commercial traffic. Within the first three months after Iraq is evicted. Kuwait expects to directly award up to $800 million in additional contracts to rebuild its devastated country. See rebuild Page 8 foreign.20 food 15, 16 letters4 movie ads18 National .17 sports 11-14 television18 War in Gulf 9 10 airlines Boss to leave for Christian service Kennedy by . Badger associated press writer Anchor age Bruce r. Kennedy chairman of Alaska air group said tuesday he will step Down from his Post in May to begin a new life of Christian service. Kennedy 52, has been at the Helm of the Seattle based company the Parent of Alaska airlines and Hori Zon air since 1979. The holding company was formed in 1985. During his tenure the company grew from being a regional Carrier focused on Alaska to one with routes throughout the Western states. Under Kennedy the company a annual revenues Rose from less than $100 million to More than $1 billion. Raymond j. Vecci president and ceo of Alaska airlines has been named As Kennedy a replacement by the company a Board of directors. Vecci will immediately become president and ceo of Alaska air group and chairman of Alaska airlines posts previously held by Kennedy. Vecci will take Over As chair Man of Alaska air group on May 21, when Kennedy a retirement takes effect. Kennedy said he decided to leave Alaska air group last february and began the search for a replacement then. Quot i am the head of a billion Dollar corporation. I asked myself if i wanted to spend the next to years heading a $2 billion corporation or if i wanted to do something he said a Sceo is what i do not what i am a he said. A some people have ceo stamped across their foreheads but i have never taken my see Kennedy Page 8 virus takes toll on dogs by Tim Mowry staff writer Carmacks with four dogs piled in his sled Ruedi Indermuhle pushed on. The dogs were sick very sick. They eat or drink and Indermuhle had another 70 Miles to go to Carmacks. He did t know what to do. A Rookie from Switzerland in the Yukon quest International sled dog race one minute Indermuhle was driving a team of hard pulling huskies he had leased from 1985 quest Champion Joe Runyan. The next. He was watching dogs drop. A i believe it a Indermuhle said using a syringe to pump Broth into one of the sick dogs tuesday morning in Carmacks. A they tender care Musher Ruedi Indermuhle of Switzerland feeds Broth to one of his sick dogs. Inder Muhle s team was one of the har Nora Gruner news Miner dest hit by the virus plaguing the Yukon quest. The Musher scratched at Carmacks tuesday. Looked Fine and in two hours they were dehydrated. A i was never thinking about scratching a he said. A i was just worried to go very the checkpoint to get to the things got worse 20 Miles outside Carmacks when Indermuhle ran into a series of Short but Steep Hills. The team could t pull the loaded sled up several of the Hills forcing Indermuhle to ferry the four sick dogs one by one to the top of each Hill. A the last Hill i was thinking i done to know if i can go up a a Indermuhle said. A i was pushing. I was thinking til never arrive in a by the time he pulled into the checkpoint five of his 12 dogs were sick. The mystery virus that infected Inder Muhlens team was spreading. Nearly a dozen quest teams have been hit by the Bug and of the 35 dogs dropped in Carmacks 13 were victims of the virus head race veterinarian Jeanne Olson reported. Symptoms include severe vomiting and diarrhoea. See quest Page 8 a

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