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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - January 25, 1983, Tokyo, Japan 34 12 1 Al 20 22 b is 3 it or Fly Imja Al h 175 e Foj Pacific stars and 38th 24 25c an authorized unofficial publication for the personnel of the department of other government agencies and authored personnel within the Pacific command january 1983 dolphins shut Down jets super bowl set Page 24 panel Navy hid f18 costs by Richard Gross United press International Washington a House com Mittee has charged the Navy with amassing More than million in Cost overruns on the f18 fighter bomber and hiding the sums in possible violation of the the committee charged the Navy with concealing the overruns by juggling Money from other pro Grams and from one year to amidst the obfuscation surround ing the fa18 there Are some ominous signs of a very serious financial the House appropriations committee and its defense subcommittee said in a scathing letter to defense Secre tary Caspar Weinberger dated Pentagon officials were unavailable for the eight Page letter said that because of the alleged wrongdoings it is impossible for the panel to consider appropriating Money for the fa18 requested in the fiscal 1984 which is to be presented later this it asked Weinberger for a de tailed financial audit of the fa18 program and a Legal opinion from the Pentagon counsel on the shifting of the damaging charges outlined in the letter reflect not Only one of the most severe cases of Cost overruns in Pentagon weapons programs but allege the most serious instance of improper and possibly illegal misuse of taxpayer Money in recent the letter said the Navy paid for the overruns by hiding them in the following ways the Purchase of budgeted support budget requests in order to get Money for other Money from one Pur Chase account to another and then covering those orders with Money appropriated in later equipment together with the cumulative from one fiscal year contract to the later fiscal year use of expired funds left Over from other Navy aircraft the fa18 the navys newest and costliest is built by the Mcdonnell Douglas of and the Northrop of in a projected billion program for the attack version of the plane has a history of performance problems and Weinberger has delayed giving the godhead to a Navy recommendation to begin full scale production of the bomber because of those see Page 3 the freeway is his roof Gerry 21 and stands have pitched tents and combined efforts to share outside his tent City Home beneath a housing and the City has become a freeway in san about 60 homeless Symbol of unemployment and hard a hard times tales first Youngstown soup Kitchen since30s Ohio up the Salva Tion army is opening its first soup Jet Chen in this troubled steel Mill City since the great depression and its officers Are convinced attendance will be the most recent Federal statistics showed unemployment in the Youngstown Warren area at but salvation army Jay Goforth quotes his own in 1981 we put up a list for people to sign for the free Christmas dinner and on the first Day 35 people he this year 600 people when members of a local Catholic Church announced last week they had 20pound bags of potatoes to they ended up turning away giveaways of surplus see Page 3 orbiter hits atmosphere Over Ocean Washington a the main body of an out control soviet nuclear spy satellite plunged into the dense atmosphere Over the mid Indian Ocean sunday f4he Pentagon this ended worldwide concern that the which has been tumbling for More than a might rain deadly radioactive debris on populated the North american aerospace command confirmed that the main body of the soviet Cosmos estimated to weigh about fell into the atmosphere at est Japan Pentagon officials said the Impact area was about 980 nautical Miles statute Miles Southeast of the British owned Island of Diego where the United states maintains a naval Norad placed the reentry Point at about 25 degrees South latitude by 84 degrees East a second and smaller portion of the satellite remains in orbit and is expected to fall in Cosmos 1402 was sent into space last to Monitor movements of and other the Pentagon has said this Section could contain the radioactive nuclear fuel which powered the satellites the soviet Union has claimed it ejected the nuclear fuel package from the satellite some time ago and predicted it will reenter earths atmospheric envelope in an assessment the Pentagon apparently now the death of Cosmos 1402 comes one Day Short of the fifth anniversary of the fall of a similar nuclear powered satellite Over a sparsely popu i lated area of Northern

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