Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives May 21 1983, Page 1

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - May 21, 1983, Tokyo, Japan To h it it it to Pacific stars and stripes Kua Jouw e Bushias 38th 140 250 an unofficial publication for the personnel of the department of other government agencies and authorized personnel within the Pacific command May and heres what i think Washington up presi Dent Reagan was but the shutter was Ive been told this is All off the record and the cameras Are Reagan told the people at tending the White House news photographers associations annual Blackie Ive been waiting years to do he with the president raised his stuck his thumbs in his ears and wiggled his fingers at the audience of by time the laughter reagans hands were Back on the a smile spreading across his in the Pool of photographers that trails Reagan United press internationals Rich Lipski managed to take two one of which was transmitted to up subscribers throughout the a the event also was recorded by television cameras from a Washington based Public affairs Cable television a White House spokesman later said Reagan was aware he was being in his Reagan resorted to the quip a lot in chiding report Reagan and his nyah ers and the swelling Field of demo the As you makes me cratic presidential i like he you dont ask can you imagine Abc television reporter Sam Donaldson with a camera if the print or broadcast Media could capture the truth As accurately and consistently As you the american people might have a better perspective on Many issues of the the president he added you have wide Angle lenses wide enough to get All the democratic presidential Candi dates you just dont have lenses wide enough to get All their promises buildup on puerto Rico Roosevelt roads puerto Rico a the United states is beefing up its military presence on puerto Rico in response to what the Reagan administration Calls the soviet cuban nicaraguan threat to Central America and the Caribbean in recent weeks air Force has disclosed plans to reactivate its old Ramey base on puerto army has cancelled the scheduled phase out of fort Navy has contracted to upgrade its communications in military officials the school of the a military training Academy in Panama for Friendly latin May move to fort puerto Rico has been a heavily armed Sentinel at the Gateway to the Caribbean since the 16th when the Spanish built fortresses in what is now old san the United which took Possession at the end of the Spanish american War in continued the islands fortress the largest military installation today is the huge Roosevelt roads in addition to Roosevelt which is in Eastern puerto the Navy uses the of Island of Vieques for bombing and gunnery Commodore Diego commander of Navy forces at Roosevelt said the tradition Al Security Triangle for the Caribbean has consisted of bases in puerto Panama and Guantanamo with the gradual phaseout of troops in Panama under the Panama canal the Pentagon puerto Rico has become even More of a Keystone in the Caribbean Basin defense the Pentagon has been concerned not Only with a soviet cuban arms flow to the leftist government in Nicaragua and to salvadoran but also about the building of a runway on the leftist Caribbean Island of Grenada a move that will allow Large cuban or soviet bombers to land on see puerto Page 6 other pilots intercept ghost plane compiled from wire London a air Force pilots Are among those who can vouch for the Saga of the ghost plane an executive Jet that flew Miles Over Europe without anyone at the controls before crashing into the there Are various theories about what happened to the Threeman Crew of the West German Lear the consensus is that they were lying on the floor of the As it was flying the Miles on automatic but they May have been in the planes passenger cargo Cabin for some no one will know if they were even in the Jet at All when it was flying by because its vast watery grave will make it virtually impossible to fighter pilots who were scrambled to shoot the plane Down if it became a Hazard to a populated area roared up close to the but failed to make radio Contact and saw flight John Pilot of one of two Royal air Force phantom jets that intercepted the plane Over said he had a Good look we could see seats inside the front cockpit and the White there was certainly no one in the we thought there had been some a poisoning and the Crew was lying on the another Raf Mike said he and his comrades had a look in the portholes and alongside As As Best As we could see there was nobody sitting up in the we Are pretty certain it was hypoxia oxygen said a spokesman for the nato base in Bill it is most Likely to have been caused by a malfunction in the oxygen see ghost Page 6

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