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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - March 31, 1990, Syracuse, New York X fist i j mortgages lenders turning to hard sell Home real Page Al Iff pm a Date with Carnegie Hall Page it Colgate wins red raiders make it to finals Page Al 161st year no. 196 metro Muddy periods of rain High 50. Weather a-2 the Post Standard Syracuse . Saturday March 31, 1990 Herald Compaq my 30 cents medical helicopter downed by gunshots a the helicopter was in route to Massena to pick up a patient but had to turn Back toward Plattsburgh because of wet Snow and rain. The patient was later driven to Burlington. The uh-1h Iroquois a member of the Huey family of helicopters used widely in Vietnam the Bell Model 205 introduced a longer fuselage and increased Cabin space to accommodate More passengers. The initial version of this Model provided for a Pilot and 14 troops or six stretchers and a medical attendant or pounds of cargo. Engine Lycoming Turbo Shaft Shaft horsepower Rotor diameter 43 feet fuselage 41 feet inches Long source new York police Jane s encyclopedia of aviation Takeoff weight pounds maximum cruising Speed 127 Mph 318 Miles Rifle shots hit the left Side of the aircraft one striking a doctor on Board As it flew East about 200 feet Over the a Nienke Indian territory at . Minutes later the Pilot landed just off route190 in the town of Altona o a Bell uh-1h Iroquois helicopter flown by the Vermont army National guard left Burlington International Airport Friday morning with five people aboard. Shots hit helicopter 1 injured Peter Allen Tom the Post Standard seizure of Camp led to a Nienke Cuomo negotiated end to Moss Lake standoff by Todd Lighty the Post Standard in the Spring of 1974, an armed band of Mohawk indians forcibly occupied a former girls Camp near old forge in the Adiron Dacks saying they were the Vanguard of a Community of hundreds. After three years of Legal wrangling in Federal courts the shootings of two White people a grand jury inquiry and the intervention of then Secretary of state Mario Cuomo the mohawks moved off the land in the summer of 1977. They settled on 700 acres of state owned Park land in the Clinton county town of Altona. It was an unprecedented settlement of a treaty dispute. It was from that Indian occupied land in Altona that police believe shots were fired the establishment of the Mohawk Terri tory known As for land of the was considered by some White people to be the result of heavy handed tactics by. A medical Mission. A doctor on Board was wounded by the gunfire. Residents in the area have complained that shots have been fired previously from the Mohawk territory at Low flying aircraft. Nearly 16 years ago members of Galien Keh shot two White people including a 9 year old girl As they drove by disputed Indian land in separate cars. The mohawks refused to allow state police into their Encampment then to investigate. The mohawks acknowledged indians had fired those shots but said they would handle the matter. Both victims recovered from their wounds. The mohawks counter that they were merely taking Back land that was rightfully theirs under revolutionary War Era treaties. Their desire to fight for the land was bolstered by the Sioux indians seizure of a Community of similar size in 1973 at wounded knee . The mohawks set their sights on 612 acres dear Moss Lake two Miles from Eagle Bay in Herkimer county. The land was once a girls Camp used As a summer Retreat for the children of the Rockefeller and Roosevelt families. See seizure Page a-4 police fire came from Indian land by Mike me Andrew the Post Standard a military helicopter on an emergency medical Mission was forced to land Friday on a Mohawk Encampment in Clinton county after shots fired from the Encampment hit the Craft and struck a doctor on Board state police said. After mohawks refused to let troopers enter the a Nienke Indian territory to investigate the . Shooting troopers and state corrections officers blockaded the four roads leading to the territory state police spokesman Richard Garcia said. The Vermont army National guard helicopter was hit by three bullets fired from a Rifle As it flew about 200 feet above the Encampment Garcia said. On Board the Craft or. James Van Kirk 27, the chief resident at medical Center Hospital of Vermont in Burlington was struck in the right by a bul let Garcia said. The Bullet exited Van Kirk s shoulder and grazed his neck according to police. I did t hear a gunshot per be but i heard obviously bul lets going through said nurse Elma Rickards who was sitting to Van Kirk s left when the shots were fired. And then the doctor that was sitting to my right said of my gosh my is numb Rickards whose blood stained pants were visible at an evening news conference at the Vermont Hospital said she immediately began attending to the doctor. Van Kirk was listed in Good condition Friday night at the Burlington Hospital. We believe the shot came off the Garcia said. We can t determine who fired it without interviewing anyone. They won t let us interview and nip but Darryl Martin spokes Man for the mohawks at the Encampment denied Friday that his people were responsible for the shooting. We Are under the impression the helicopter landed on our territory and when it landed the people were Martin said. We be been building up a Good reputation with the people in this area. We re not out to cause any Bill Mcdermott assistant see helicopter Page a-4 Idaho governor feels heat vetoes strictest abortion Bill Spring ahead Boise Idaho a gov. Cecil Andrus confronted with thousands of pleas and a threatened potato Boycott by opponents of Idaho s abortion Bill Friday vetoed what would have been the most restrictive state abortion Law. The veto ended the Hopes of anti abortion groups who wanted to use an Idaho Law to Challenge the . Supreme court s commit ment to legalized abortion Embo died in its 1973 Roe v. Wade Deci Sion. Andrus an anti abortion Gover nor who said he agonized Over pro visions of the legislation explained Bis decision by saying the Bill does not provide a woman and her family any flexibility in cases of rape and incest. The Bill is drawn so narrowly that it would punit ively and with out compassion further harm an Idaho woman who May find her self in the horrible unthinkable position of confronting a preg Nancy that resulted from rape or he said in a written state ment read at a 5 . News Confer ence. The veto effectively killed the Bill since state legislators had conceded they did not have enough votes to gain the two thirds majority needed to override the veto. In addition the legislature adjourned its session at . Friday and can be called Back Only by the governor. But Republican rep. Gary Montgomery one of the Bill s main architects said anti abortion lawmakers would refine the legis lation and press it again in the 1991 session. The veto is the most significant demonstration to Date of the Power depth and intensity of the pro Choice said Kate see veto Page a-7 Daylight saving time returns at 2 am. Sunday Aprim. That s this weekend. Don t forget to move your clocks ahead one hour. Estonia follows Lithuania votes to leave soviets history rewinds Sony Var lives in infamy Knight Ridder news service Washington whoever it was in Japan who came up with a Sample Date for the instruction manual of a new Sony corp. Video cassette recorder had 365 Days from which to choose. So which one was selected dec. 7. That s right the japanese printed manual for a popular Sony videocassette recorder still sold in some . Stores suggests dec. 7 the Day the japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941 As an example to help set several of the machine s functions. Sony has quietly apologized to at least one complaining . Cus Tomer from Boca Raton fla., who said his father was lulled in the world War ii attack. But How could a company whose business demands precision and Quality use a Date that was certain to offend some members of the world s larg est consumer Market Stephen Burke a spokesman at Sony s . Headquarters in new Jersey said it was either an Hon est mistake by a Sony worker in Japan or the result of an Altera Tion by an outside Vendor who published the manual. It is inconceivable that any Sony employee would intentionally include that Burke said Friday. It would be irrational for anyone to think that a com Pany that does 25 percent of its business in the United states would Ever intentionally do any thing like the instruction manual is for Sony s Slv-50 Var a Model introduced in late 1988 to tap the booming . Market for vhf format Vars. The Model was part of Sony s newest product line throughout much of last year. To explain How the machine s Date functions work the manual gives december 7, As an example. The dec. 7 Date also is used in several drawings in the manual including one showing Bow to set the machine s timer. Although manuals for All of Sony s products could not readily be examined a random Check did not disclose any other Sony manuals with the dec. 7 Date. In a sept. 7, 1989, letter to the Florida customer Deputy presi Dent Ken Iwaki one of Sony s top officials in Tokyo said the offend ing Date was first noticed by the firm s . Representatives. The Date was an unfortunate mistake that escaped the notice of proofreaders and will not Hap pen again. Iwaki said. Moscow a the Baltic Republic of Estonia Friday declared the soviet Union to be an occupying Power and pledged to join neighbouring Lithuania in res Toring full Independence. The move put Estonia on the path toward a possible confrontation with the Kremlin but not As directly As Lithuania which declared Independence March 11. In other developments Friday byelorussian the soviet Republic just South of Lithuania demanded the return of territory Given to Lithuania when the Republic was forcibly annexed by the soviet Union in 1940. The Kab said it would enforce soviet Law in Lithuania and protect lithuanian citizens who cooperate with it. The Council of the federa Tion a new body of leaders in president Mikhail s. Gorbachev s government directed Gorbachev to Tell Lithuania that before any talks on secession begin the Republic must rescind Laws contradicting the soviet Constitution. The three Baltic republics of Estonia Lithuania and Latvia have been under Moscow control since they were forcibly annexed 50 years ago on the eve of world soviet troops occupy lithuanian prosecutor s office after staff walks War ii. Estonian legislators set no Independence Date. They agreed to establish rail Independence Only at the end of a still undetermined transition period. During the transition Estonia would work out its own future government Structure and Settle differences with Moscow. Soviet annexation of Independent Estonia in 1940 did not end the existence of the estonian said a Resolution passed by a vote of 75-0, with three abstentions. The soviet news Agency Tass said Estonia proclaimed the beginning of restoration of the estonian Republic announcing a transitional period which will be completed with the formation of the estonian Republic s constr tonal agencies of state Independent Deputy Mart Laar said the session was broadcast live on television and radio. He said streets of the capital Tallinn were nearly deserted because everyone was indoors following the proceedings. Inside today classified. Comics. B-5 d-2 c-6 driving. Editorials. Entertainment. D-1 a-8 c-4 local news. Obituaries. Religion. B-1 b-4 c-3 television.c-5 lottery Winner 941 win four 7992 Keno 3, 4, 5, 6, 19, 23 35, 42, 44, 45, 53, 56, 60 64, 65, 67, 68, 69, 72, 76

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