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Daily News Record (Newspaper) - February 27, 1991, Harrisonburg, Virginia Daily air Force by solution years away Washington a air Force Secretary Donald Rice told Congress tuesday it will take Sev eral years and More than million to solve engine problems in the by the Fleet of 97 supersonic capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear was grounded for nearly two months As the air Force tried to repair the problem of breaking fan Blades in the the planes have been plagued with problems since they came into service in ranging from fuel tank leaks to engine three of the planes have including one which went Down when a Bird flew into an Rice also told the panel that the air Force is cancelling a contract for electronic countermeasures the sophisticated system to Jam enemy radar on the Rice said changes instituted by Congress last year in the Pentagon budget make it difficult for the air Force to fulfil the valued at More than with of Deer the air Force plans to decide by August whether to renew the con we Are still very much interested in being Able to pursue it and resolving that Rice the preliminary estimate on the Cost is More than Rice the planes were grounded 19 the ban was lifted no payoff Martinez defends drug Czar nomination associated press Martinez Ive never needed a Washington Cap former Florida Bob Martinez fenced with democratic senators on tues Day Over whether his nomination As the nations drug policy adviser was a political payoff for an out of work Republican with question Able credentials for the Martinez said he accepted president Bush invitation to become director of the office of National drug control policy not for the purpose of earning a in Here because i believe in this very but democrats on the Senate judiciary committee questioned his drug fighting record in saying the problem has Only grown worse in that state after four years of emphasis on prison building and harsh Lawa Dorder under rebutted old and new allegations about his background that have trailed him from committee chair Man Joseph Biden who said he found old allegations of bribery and perjury not of sufficient substance to keep Martinez from the drug asked the nominee about them late in the after the once packed hearing room had emptied of most reporters and on the Issue of gun Martinez affirmed that he opposes Banning domestically made assault style but said he supports a waiting period so a potential gun purchasers background can be he said that should be left up to the describing himself As coming from a ethnic background in which he was taught to work very Early in Martinez told the Ive never needed a had i not been offered this quite i probably would have been out of Public said a on term governor nominated to replace William Bennett after losing his reelection president Bush made several Campaign appearances on his and his Campaign chairman was Jeb one of the presi dents Orrin Rose to Martinez i dont know of anybody in this country who has the potential to do this Job better than you lawmakers Call unemployment plan Short Washington a the Bush administrations plan to immediately pump an extra million into the nations deteriorating unemployment system Falls Short of what is needed to trim jobless lines and Speed up the payment of members of Congress said states have asked for at least million in emergency funds to help them process the huge new volume of unemployment claims that has accompanied the surge in unemployment to percent in recent the Bush administrations million emergency request is woefully Short about 100 percent Short of where it has to John said at a House appropriations subcommittee hearing on the labor departments proposed budget for next newly sworn in Secretary of labor Lynn Martin defended the emergency request for the unemployment insurance which would be included in a supplemental funding package for the current fiscal Martin said the administration believes the million is based on eco nomic predictions that the current economic recession will be Short and i think what we All Hope is that the commonly held economic from economists that we have bottomed and that its going to be All right will be the Correct if there the numbers Are Martin William who chairs the appropriations subcommittee on health and human services and said he had received several letters from state experts who have said million is those officials Are people that we think know How much they need to adequately fund the Natcher Martin said that Many states had problematic systems that were not related to Federal giving them More Money int going to solve their internal Martin Congress is looking at ways to revive the Federal state unemployment which is providing less than half of the nations million jobless with Texas murderer put to death Texas a a Man who shot at a terrified 5 year old child during a super Market robbery and killed the youngsters father was put to death Early Lawrence Lee was executed by lethal before the he was asked whether he had a final was All he Buxton was convicted of killing 40yearold Joel Slotnik during a september 1980 robbery of a suburban Houston authorities believed Buxton had intended to shoot Slotnik 5year old who was crying and did not lie on the floor As gunmen smithsonian plans exhibit on science Washington a plans for a million exhibition exploring the role of science in american society were announced tuesday by the smithsonian institutions National museum of american the costs of the science in american life which is scheduled to debut in the fall of will be underwritten by a million Grant from the american chemical museum director Roger Ken Nedy said it was the biggest exhibition Grant from a private donor in the smithsonian 145year Histo Kennedy told a news conference the permanent exhibition will include a Handson science Center where visitors can enjoy the thrill of discovery by using computers and other devices to solve scientific the science which will be staffed by science students and professional scientists working on research also will encourage visitors to explore such contemporary issues As food additives and waste Ken Nedy museum officials said the Pur pose of the exhibition will be to enhance science literacy among smithsonian the museum will use a separate million Grant from Occidental chemical which was announced in to develop a Pilot science education curriculum in collaboration with school districts in Niagara North Tonawanda and grand the new exhibition will be Adja cent to the sprawling information age show which opened last year at the situated Between Constitution Avenue and the National a third permanent exhibition titled health in America also is slated for future construct Slotnik was fatally wounded in the neck Slotnik and an older son were waiting outside in their car and later identified Bux ton As the Man who fired the a former meat Cutter and Federal meat had removed a ski mask As he was leaving the its been a Long time in Linda Slotnik said of buttons my family hoped and prayed it would As far As pm Hes getting what he the execution came after both the 5th circuit court of appeals and the supreme court rejected Las Day buttons lawyers had argued jurors had not been Given mitigating evidence about his impoverished youth with a Drunken Buxton was charged with capital murder while already serving 35 years in prison for six robberies of savings and loan investigators for the Harris county District attorneys office discovered a similarity Between the Thrift robberies and the supermarket Holdup where Slotnik was the execution was the 144th nationwide since the supreme court in 1976 let states resume us ing the death Texas has had More executions since then than any other state dont suffer with foot pain get Relief with medical or surgical treatment for Heel and other foot problems we submit your insurance Board certified foot care Center Greg pm specialist 434foot 4343668 More big 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