House OKs Money For Secondary Roads
The nation's interstate highways would be combined with
thousands of miles of secondary roads in a new National Highway
System under legislation the House passed Wednesday.
The House approved, 412-12, a measure that would finance
improvements to 159,000 miles of highway.
Roads under the bill would be eligible for $3.6 billion a year
in federal aid from the national highway trust fund. In addition to
the entire 45,000-mile interstate system, the new designation also
covers 114,000 miles of state highways, airport connectors and
other key roads linked to ports, military bases, transportation
facilities and border crossings.
CRIMES AGAINST TOURISTS
2 Held In LA Attack, 1 In Miami Hijacking
Two men were booked Wednesday in Southern California in an
attack that left a German tourist dead and her husband wounded. In
Miami, authorities charged a man in the hijacking of a hotel bus
full of Norwegians.
You Yang and Kham Ktsouvannasane, both 19, were booked for
investigation of murder, attempted murder and robbery in the May 16
attack at a mountain overlook east of Los Angeles.
The Press-Enterprise of Riverside, quoting an unidentified
source, said the men had ties to a Vietnamese street gang.
In Miami, Cedric Thompson, 33, was arrested Sunday on a
carjacking charge not related to the May 13 bus hijacking. He was
later charged with armed robbery and armed kidnapping in the bus
Solzhenitsyn Leaves For Return To Russia
Nobel laureate author Alexander Solzhenitsyn set out Wednesday
on the long trek back from exile to confront the political chaos
that replaced communism in Russia.
Solzhenitsyn left the secluded compound in Cavendish, Vt., that
has been his home for nearly two decades just after noon in a car
driven by his son Ignat. He was accompanied by his wife, Natalya,
and son Stephan.
They stopped at the end of the driveway, and Solzhenitsyn got
out, walked back to the gate that guarded the property and posed
for photographers for about 60 seconds. He refused to take any
questions and then got back in the car and was driven away. The
Vermont property will remain in the Solzhenitsyn family. All three
of his sons - Stephan, Ignat and Yermolay - are American citizens.
No Quick Cure For `Chaos,' Clinton Warns
President Bill Clinton told graduating midshipmen at the Naval
Academy in Annapolis, Md., on Wednesday that they should not expect
quick solutions to the "incredible chaos" in Bosnia and elsewhere. …