Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Nation Briefing

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Nation Briefing

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REMAINS OF 2 MARINES TO BE RETURNED TO FAMILIES

WASHINGTON -- The remains of two U.S. Marine aviators who were unaccounted for from the Vietnam War have been identified and will be returned to their families for burial in the United States.

The Pentagon announced yesterday the positive identification of Marine Capt. Robert A. Holt of Reading, Mass., and Marine Capt. John A. Lavoo of Pueblo, Colo. They were flying a combat mission over Quang Binh Province, North Vietnam, on Sept. 19, 1968, when their F4B Phantom jet crashed with no trace of survivors.

With the accounting of these two men, there are now 2,061 Americans listed by the Pentagon as unaccounted for from the Vietnam War.

CHUNKS OF DOWNED JET REMOVED FROM CRASH SITE

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The twisted and charred chunks of an American Airlines jet were hauled yesterday to a hangar where investigators plan to spend months analyzing what caused the crash that killed the pilot and eight passengers.

The jet had rested in soggy lowlands near the Arkansas River since June 1, when it skidded off a runway at the Little Rock airport during a storm, tore open and caught fire.

The airplane's pieces could remain in the hangar for up to a year.

FORMER NPR CHIEF NAMED AMBASSADOR TO S. AFRICA

WASHINGTON -- President Clinton plans to nominate former National Public Radio chief Delano Lewis to be ambassador to South Africa.

Lewis was NPR's president and CEO from 1994 to 1998. Before his stint at NPR, Lewis worked for 21 years at C&P Telephone of Washington.

He began his career in government in 1963 as a Justice Department attorney and later worked with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He served in Africa with the Peace Corps from 1966 to 1969.

BIN LADEN, KOPP ADDED TO FBI'S MOST WANTED

WASHINGTON -- The FBI yesterday put alleged terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden and anti-abortion activist James Kopp on its Ten Most Wanted list.

Bin Laden, indicted as the architect of U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania that killed more than 200 people, may be in Afghanistan, FBI Director Louis Freeh told a news conference. …

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