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Odessa American (Newspaper) - March 31, 1990, Odessa, TexasOdessa a i pulitzer prize 19ssa Freedom newspaper serving the greater permian Basi saturday morning March 31.1990 Flag Law has the fast track supreme court to hear Challenge to Federal Flag burning ban Washington apr the supreme court said Friday it will decide by Early summer whether Congress violated free speech rights when it outlawed burning of the . Flag. The courts extraordinary move could inject the Issue into this years congressional and stale legislative elections with renewed Force. If the justices agree with two Federal judges and strike Down a new Federal Law Banning Flag bumping. President Bush and Republican leaders will push to Amend the Constitution. The court granting a request by the Bush administration put the politically charged Issue on a fast track that will allow it to announce a decision by july in cases from the District of Columbia and Seattle. Federal judges struck Down the Law in both cases. The justices said they will hear arguments in the cases May 14, marking the first time in nine years a court session will be conducted after april. The court heard arguments june 24, 1981, when it studied the legality of the agreement that ended the Iran hostage crisis on Only two other occasions in recent times has the court held such special sessions a before allowing publication in 1971 of the Pentagon papers on the War in Vietnam and before ordering then president Richard Nixon in 1974 to surrender watergate scandal tape recordings. If the court strikes Down the Flag burning Law House speaker Thomas Foley d-wash., has said that within 30 Days of that ruling the House will vote on a constitutional amendment. Such an amendment would say a ban on Flag burning does not violate free speech. It would require approval by two thirds of the members of the House and Senate and then ratification by 38 state Legislatures. Arthur Kropp president of people for the american Way a civil liberties group decried the courts timing. A depending on the outcome we can expect please see i/2a Washington a Daylight saving time returns sunday the change moving clocks ahead one hour is scheduled Lor 2 . Most folks a ill switch their clocks before retiring or they might be an hour late for Church or other activities. Daylight time will remain in effect until oct. 28, when that hour of lost sleep will be to set your clocks ahead one hour at 2 ., sunday april 1st. I the a or Zehrt senator pushes for double hulls on tankers Washington a the powerful Oil Industry has blunted Federal legislation mandating double hulls on tankers for 20 years but Public reaction to the wreck of the Exxon Valdez May change that. Sen. Brock Adams says. A the Oil companies have just been greedy and cheap and that should not be allowed any longer a Adams d-wash., said. A a in be been fighting this Battle for 20 years. They arc very very powerful Adams who was transportation Secretary under president Carter said if the Public outcry from the spill along the coast of Alaska does not prompt Congress to require a second Hull on Oil tankers a it May never get done or at least not until the next spill a and i Tell you without double hulls there will be a next one. Please see i 1.l.s/2acissy Mcclure seeks divorce Midland apr the parents of Jessica Mcclure the girl rescued from an abandoned Well in 1987, Are getting a divorce court records show. Reba a a Cissye Mcclure sued her husband Lewis a a chips Mcclure for divorce earlier this month according to papers in a Midland c Guniy civil coun. The Mcclure could not be reached for comment. A former publicist for the family called the development he said the couple filed for a no fault divorce but had no other details and emphasized he no longer worked Tor the Mcclure. Jessica was 18 months old when she tumbled into an abandoned Well in her aunts Back Yard in october 1987. She was trapped 22 feel underground for nearly 59 hours while rescuers drilled a Side Tunnel through solid Rock to reach her. Her ordeal Drew International attention and her Rescue was televised live by . Networks. A to movie of the Rescue aired last May. Jessica turned 4 on monday. Cause of crash still a mystery officials wrap up on site investigation the Odom Anwick a Johnf ought National transportation safety Board engine expert John Kent examines the wreckage of sted Tnge a Cessna which struck a communications Tower near Notrees thursday. By Steve daubs and Maria be Varenne the Amer clan Federal investigators were scouring the scrub land Friday attempting to unravel the myster it of Why a Veteran Pilot fatally flew an aircraft ruse i is into a 540 foot tall radio Tower. A Why he did it. I done to know a National transportation safety Briard investigator Gene Roth said while sifting through the wreckage. The dual engine Cessna sky master hit the i to Tower about 450 feet above the Capri k at noon thursday killing Odessa aviator James sliding 51, the planes Only occupant. Roth said St Ding was flying the aircraft seized in a drug raid by the . Justice department from Oregon to Midland International air Virt. He was a contract Pilot for acro Mixi. A Midland aircraft maintenance facility that contracts with the Justice department to store seized planes. Aero mod manager Jack Bagwell said. Initial indications Friday Weic that both of the air Salt s engines a one in front of the Eek pit and one m the rear were running when the Craft slammed into the lower owned but Western flee ironies co of Odessa. Roth said a i think he was straight and Roth said. But George Steding. James brother said James must have been descending after experiencing some sort of trouble with the aircraft. He said it was unlikely that James was or to Lyme below the Clouds because of the Low visibility the National weather service at midlam.1 International Airport reported a 400-foot Cloud Selling at Mem thur a. With Visi Blit it at three quarters of a mile. A the have been George sliding said. A a we be discussed it before but neither one of us cond med it and head never do it. That would have been against rules a Roth said Steding last St typed m it paso but apparently did not he have been Skud running. We be discussed it bet Ora but neither one of us condoned it end head never do it. That would have been against George Steding file a Light plan. As tar As we a know he was not on a flight plan if instrument flight rules or Var visual flight rules a a Roth said pilots often file if flight \ plans if they expect bad weather. It was unclear Friday whether sliding had been on an Faa approved a ferry flight that would have limited his flying i to a Var. Or Gmal weather flying. Roth said i Corgi Steding said James h. T telephoned a Friend while r paso and told him he a on a a ferry flight and the re it in act Gnu a not Fly on if. In fact the plane was not equipped with the \ proper equipment to Fly if according to George Steding Mike Jackson supervisor at the Midland Airport Tower said a we weren t even talking to the Guy. He was just out there George Siedman experienced Pilot himself said James St Ding had flown the area near a Trees at least once a week in the past year Quot i heard that he said he was at about i my feet Ami had some engine trouble and he was looking for a place to set Down a George Steding said. George sliding said his brother was m excellent health and had recently passed his Faa physical . Investigators planned to re nude the wreckage Friday Nigil and role said he would return to his base in Shreveport la. Saturday to begin going through the evidence inside tin american forecast warmcf/2a_ agriculture Safe supplies of Waitr Are absolutely essential for life of livestock Iob. Market a pm. J i a i Down 20.49 a Vihus a u 2.707,2 i i of agriculture/1 of lchurch/16-19a ciassified/13-22b a olumns/20aconiics/11b or swi rds/20a dear abby/20a i entertainment a Ioa �l�?Tinance/8-Iob i ioroscope/20a bituaricsyi4a spons/1-7b j Fei Evision a 9a j crude youths to be fenced in at Pyote children a Home up 25 Cyrus to $20.28 foreign Zulu lighter sup i Flag rival Black fat a pfc clashed in Day m naval Pio Viiu .-/12b. By Mike m heeler 1 lie american Foo ii a Fence 15 feet his planned for the West i exas children s Home will increase Security but at the ame time will give juveniles More inside Freedom the Tvr intendant of the Lexas youth t oni Iii Ion Tat Mility said Ticlay i he Tynce also will a lease inc mind of residents of a Sinai town about seven Miles away where two months ago a Ian allegedly was abducted and sexually assaulted by three teen agers accused of escaping from the youth detention Center the mayor of the town said. I he l pc Briard of directors this week approved $200, my it it a the engineering and design of the Security Fence. Vander nth croup of Midland was selected As architects. And Bury and Piti Nian of Austin was selected As the engineering firm said Saiy Fuchs a spokesman for the i Ycas Offut m please see plot l/2a the oct ii West Texas youth Center Security officer Jerry Creel makes sure the students wont attempt to a a break and

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