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Fort Walton Beach Playground Daily News (Newspaper) - April 5, 1986, Fort Walton Beach, Florida My spa grievance drug test ruling opposed Union defends 21 players Page 1c saturday Mills Tanner get coaching posts Page 1c Mexico Jet crash was a suicide Job Page 8aiii playground a by by Aily news fort Walton Beach Florida 40th year no 57 saturday april 5,1986 4 sections 40 pages 25< Good morning today is saturday april 5, the 95th Day of 1986, with 270 left. The Moon is an 18 percent disc. The Sun will Rise at 5 31 and set at 6 07. Complete weather information a Page 2a. Index Bridge column.6b business.6.7c Church news.9-11b classifieds.1-12d comics.5c court editorials.4a Hospital local news.1b movies.7b police news.2b sports.1-4c today s to schedule.6bpentagon unveils safer charter rules Washington apr a defense department review found major shortcomings in the Pentagon a surveillance of military Charters and officials on Friday announced new measures aimed at assuring safer air travel for . Servicemen and their dependents. But the Pentagon study prompted by the crash of a military charter carrying 248 soldiers at Gander Newfoundland last december rejected suggestions that the military use More of its own aircraft to carry its personnel such a shift would require the Pentagon to buy $1.1 billion Worth of new planes Cost at least $334 million a year in other expenses. Provide less Comfort and still probably not make flights safer the study concluded. James p. Wade assistant Secretary of defense for logistics said a variety of changes including expansion of the number of military inspectors and creation of a special review Board already Are underway to solve some of the surveillance problems. A the department intends to take aggressive action to assure that air carriers who Fly our people Are concerned with Quality and Are fully complying with High standards of air safety a a Wade told reporters. He suggested the standards of performance among military Charters will be expected to be higher than in the civilian Market because military personnel cannot choose the air plane or airline on which they will Fly. Neither the report nor Pentagon officials discussed specifics of the Gander crash which is still under investigation. Authorities have yet to determine Why the Arrow air dc-8 crashed shortly after taking off at Gander last dec. 12. Killing All aboard including the 248 soldiers returning from duty in the Middle East. Arrow air based in Florida was a major contractor with the defense depart see Charters a Page 5a shuttle Accident Duke Field Crew gives firsthand account of blast by Chris Cooper daily news staff writer for at least eight area servicemen Jan. 28 was a Day like no other. It was the Day they witnessed. Firsthand what millions watched Over and Over on television. The explosion of the space shuttle challenger. On Friday the daily news received copies of log reports filed by Duke Field crewmen assigned the routine task of safety surveillance around Cape canaveral. It is something the men of the 711th special operations Squadron do every time a space shuttle approaches countdown. But the reports were different this time. The Crews Security Mission had become a search and recovery Mission. Most of the reports obtained under the Freedom of information act were devoted to the launch and explosion of the challenger. A prior to launch the Mission was Normal a wrote 2nd it. John a. Hambleton jr., the ac-130 co Pilot. A initial launch appeared Normal to me although this is my first Day launch. Soon after launch i observed the boosters continuing their Burn. I believed something was wrong. One of the boosters seemed to be flying erratically a seventy four seconds after launch the challenger exploded in flames. A the explosion resembled a Star burst with both boosters clearly intact a wrote navigator capt. Don Dyrda. A i observed numerous falling pieces and spotted one Parachute with possibly a Good portion of the Booster perhaps the most vivid memory people will have of the disaster is that of the two rocket boosters separating but still flying leaving a twisted Trail of White smoke behind them. A one Booster seemed to Burn longer and brighter a wrote see shuttle a Page 5a jobs unemployment rate decreases to 7.2 percent Washington a nearly six of every to married women now in their 30s probably will experience a divorce at some time according to a new study by census Bureau experts. That would be a record High proportion according to the study of marriage and divorce patterns by Arthur j. Norton and Jeanne e. Moorman. Their findings were being presented at a meeting of the population association of America in san Francisco. Nearly one third of women aged 35 to 39 already have been \ \ divorced and the study projects that a by the time they and women five years younger Complete their divorce experience. Nearly six in to of the Ever married women in each group will have been a the projection for this age group is greater than that for women to years older or to years younger a the researchers said. The projection for women in their 40s was for an eventual 45 percent divorce rate and the rate was set at 50 percent for those now in their 20s. The projections Are included in a detailed study of marriage and divorce which also said that after rising to record Levels in the 1970s, divorce seems to have levelled off in the first half of this decade. A it appears that divorce remarriage and re divorce May have peaked in the late 1970s and will recede to some new normative level. If this happens it will be an important but not dramatic change. Most adults will marry and the in see divorce a Page 5a women in their 30s Are heading for a record divorce rate National Unap Lomant seasonal adjusted percentage of work Force unemployed 8 0 7 0 6 5 60 am j j a Sono j f m 85 a 36 mar 85 feb 86 mar 86 17 3%j 7.3%j 7 2% source department of labor Athens Greece a the prime suspect in the Twa bombing spent six hours in the Athens transit lounge and left on a flight to Beirut minutes before the crippled american Jet made an emergency Landing nearby police said Friday. Italian police have said the woman travelling under the name May Elias Mansur is a known terrorist but a senior greek Security officer said a we were never alerted that she was a suspected a according to our records she Hadnot been in Greece before. We re trying to Trace passengers who might have noticed her on the Athens bound flight of the same Twa Jet wednesday from Cairo Nikos Kok Kinakis told the associated press. The Boeing 727 flew from Cairo to Athens then to Rome and Back to Athens. Officials say the bomb exploded As the Jet approached the greek capital on the return trip a under seat 10f, the one miss Mansur is said to have occupied. Four americans were blown out of the plane to their deaths through a 9-by-3-foot Hole made by the explosion. Kokkinakis said miss Mansur left the Twa plane at Athens entered the transit lounge immediately and boarded a Middle East airlines flight six hours later that took off for Beirut minutes before capt. Richard f. Petersen landed the bombed plane. Officials of Middle East airlines the lebanese a see bombing a Page 5a signs removed National Park service workers prepare to dismantle a sign they have just torn Down in Lafayette Park across from the White House on Friday. The Park service has issued new regulations on the size and number of protest signs that can be placed in the Park. A go go go go a about a half dozen members of Young americans for Freedom chanted As the crudely constructed plywood signs came crashing Down. Several times during the hour Long dismantling of nearly a dozen so called protest displays the Yak and other conservative representatives engaged in heckling and a sing off of sorts with those who stood protectively by their signs. Saddened husband Warren Klug 28, of Annapolis md., grieves at the Home of a family Friend in Athens on Friday. Kluge a wife Maria infant daughter Dimitra and Mother in Law Dimitra Stylian Poulou were killed in wednesdays midair explosion on Twa flight 840. Rabid Raccoon found in feb caution urged a Raccoon found this week in a residential area of fort Walton Beach was Rabid officials said Friday and people now Are being warned to avoid Contact with raccoons. Mike Zoller executive manager of the Panhandle animal welfare society said doctors in Pensacola confirmed the Raccoon was Rabid Friday afternoon. The live but sickly Raccoon was discovered about noon thursday in a Yard on Laurie drive in the Elliott Point neighbourhood. Paws officials thinking the animal May have been carrying rabies sent its head to Pensacola for testing thursday afternoon. Doug Sims director of the Okaloosa county department of environmental health said the Raccoon was the first Rabid animal found in the county this year. The Raccoon is not known to have bitten anyone Zoller said. Zoller and Sims emphasized that owners of cats and dogs should have their pets vaccinated against rabies and that everyone should avoid Contact with raccoons. Washington a the number of jobless americans continued to hover around 8.4 million last month the government reported Friday keeping the unemployment rate Well above 7 percent and belying earlier indications of an upturn in the Economy. The Bureau of labor statistics said the rate of civilian joblessness adjusted for Normal seasonal fluctuations fell to 7.2 percent in March a drop of Only one tenth of i percent from february and the same average unemployment level for All of 1985 a year ago the March rate was 7.3 percent. A the failure of unemployment to decline to its january level of 6.7 percent suggests that the Economy has been weaker than earlier estimates a said Jerry Jasinowski. Chief economist for the National association of manufacturers. Private and government economists agreed that january a jobless rate of 6.7 percent the lowest of Ronald Reagan a five year presidency was a statistical aberration in the Wake of Rise to 7.3 and 7.2 percent rates of the last two months. Robert Ortner the Commerce departments chief economist called the March figures reflecting continuing weaknesses in Broad areas of the Economy such As manufacturing with a loss of 40.000 jobs last month. A this is the first Broad general statistic we have for March and it does no to show any signs yet that the Economy has accelerated a great Deal a Ortner said. A the Overall see jobs a Page 5a police try to link Arab woman to jetliner bombing

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