Ottawa Herald

January 28, 1986

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Issue date: Tuesday, January 28, 1986

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Ottawa Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 28, 1986, Ottawa, Kansas The Ottawa Herald JANUARY KANSAS 66067 90 31 25 Cents 46 Pages 4 Sections Inside Highlights Sports One Kansas Chiefs great makes the NFL Hall of Fame while another is left out in the cold Page Conservation Special In side National Florida farmers gird for the big Page World Libya earns the wrath of another and a sur prising one at that Cuba Page Space Shuttle Explodes After Takeoff McAuliffe walked to the space shuttle early this morning along with pilot Mike Smith right and two other crew Ellison Onizuka left and Gergory At right is the spacecraft at liftoff about All Aboard Perish CAPE AP Space shuttle Challenger exploded into a gigantic fireball 75 seconds after liftoff apparently killing all seven crew including schoolteacher Christa Fragments of the billion one of four in NASAs shuttle fell into the Atlantic Ocean 18 miles southeast of the Ken nedy Space Center launch There was no announcement of the fate of the crew but it appeared there was no way they could No American astronaut ever had been killed in The explosion occurred as Challenger was miles high and speeding toward orbit at It was the first inflight disaster in 56 manned space although three astronauts were kill ed in a 1967 launch pad explosion during the Apollo The explosion was a devastating setback for the National Aeronatutics and Space Administra tion after successfully carrying out 24 space shuttle missions in slightly less than five The shocking spectacle was seen by millions of people around the country who were watching the launch on All students at McAuliffes Concord High School were cheering the televised launch No SOU Tonight WASHINGTON AP President Reagans State of the Union speech scheduled tonight has been cancel House Republican Leader Robert Michels office when a teacher yelled for them to be silent because something appeared to be As it became clear there was an stunned students mur mured This cant be We cant be watching White House spokesman Larry Speakes said President Reagan was concerned and saddened at the accident but had no immediate We dont have any more in formation than what is being provid ed the public on The House of Representatives in terrupted its session at the news and the chaplain delivered a prayer for the The House then ad The gleaming ship had risen spec tacularly off the launch pad at after a series of weather and technical and was climb ing smoothly trailing a 700geyser of fire when suddenly it erupted in a huge fireball and shot out of A voice at Mission Control Betsy sister of astronaut Christie reacted with shock as she and her Grace and Ed witnessed the launch and subsequent explosion of We are checking with recovery forces to see what can be done at this procedures aKT in The voice Vehicle has ex We are awaiting word from any recovery forces There were seven crew members including a 37yearold New Hampshire teacher selected from teacher ap plicants to be the first to fly in the National Aeronautics and Space Ad ministrations citizeninspace pro Mission Control said debris from the shuttle fell several miles out in the Atlantic and that recovery forces were speeding in that The other crew members were commander Francis pilot Michael 40 Judith 36 Ronald 35 Ellison 39 and Gregory Mission Control said parts of the spacecraft fell at north latitude and degrees west just a few miles off Cape Ships and helicopters raced to the area and the control center said paramedics had leaped into the There was no indication how much of the shuttle was Half an hour after the a serpentine trail of white twisted by the upper remained in the clear marking the path of the shuttles After the the shuttle ap peared to still be flying and suddenly corkscrewed out of control and plunged toward the The flight was the second of a record 15 shuttle flights that NASA had planned this It probably will be months now before another shuttle can be laun while engineers try to deter mine what went NASA said the explosion occurred about 60 seconds into the at a point when the astronauts were beginning to throttle their engines up to maximum thrust after they throttled them down to a 60 percent level at 35 seconds in order to reduce the forces of gravity during The explosion also occurred about the time Challenger was to enter a period of maximum aerodynamic pressure when wind and other at mospheric conditions would place the maximum force on the outside of the There was no indication whether the explosion occurred in the solid boosters or in the main engines fuel ed by hydrogen and oxygen from the main When Challenger lifted its huge fuel tank carried gallons of volatile liquid hydrogen and Continued On U AP Laserphotos Moments After Challenger Erupted Into A Huge Fireball Latest Farm Income Figures Typically TwoSided WASHINGTON AP to one way of figuring by the Agriculture 1984 was a banner year for with net farm income rising to a record level from a severe slump the year But other USDA figures for 1984 showed farmers remained heavily in while land values continued to The departments Economic Research Service has put all the figures together in a new the National Financial Summary for Released on the report is part of an annual series called Economic Indicators of the Farm Net farm income in 1984 was a record slightly above the previous record of billion of 1973 and more than double the billion of the report That compares with preliminary figures showing net farm income in 1985 dropped to a range of billion to billion and that another decline is expected in perhaps to a range of billion to One reason for the large surge in 1984 was a return to bumper crop production following drought and the governments PIK acreage pro gram in when farmers reduced Area Weather The high temperature recorded at the Ottawa Water Plant for the 24 hour reporting period that ended at 6 Monday was 25 degrees with a low of COUNTY cloudy tonight with lows in the mid to upper Partly windy and cooler on Wednesday with highs in the upper 30s to low planting sharply in return for free governmentowned commodities as Under the agencys method of various allowances are made for the value of inventories from year to and the value of farm For a big reason for the jump in 1984 net income was a rapid buildup in the value of farm inven tories from a decline of billion in 1983 to a plus of billion in 1984 As the report net farm in come in 1984 edged slightly above the previous record of billion in There was no adjustment for Some other comparisons are in In American agriculture was in a with exports rising and the future looking he reporl there were farms in the United States in Those had dropped by farms to by Former Longtime County Clerk Dies BRUCE SPEARS Related Photo On Page 3 Bruce a former Franklin County Clerk for 17 died today while fighting a fire near his home at Ottawa RFD Dewey RMH ad said that the hospital was notifying relatives and he could not confirm Spears Spears apparently was burning off grass around an outbuilding when the structure caught Harrison and Lincoln township fire depart ments responded to the call shortly after and managed to contain the grass fire while the building burned to the reportedly suffered a heart attack while trying to ex tinguish the The Franklin County Ambulance called to the scene shortly after transported Spears to Ransom Memorial ;