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October 25, 1989 | United Press International
Democrat Gene Taylor was sworn in Tuesday as the representative from Mississippi's 5th District, taking the place of Republican Rep. Larkin Smith, who died Aug. 13 in a plane crash. Taylor, 36, won a special election Oct. 17.
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June 30, 1990 | United Press International
The pilot of a small airplane that crashed in a wooded area in Mississippi last year, killing Rep. Larkin Smith (R-Miss.), was not qualified to fly in the weather conditions he encountered, a federal agency said Friday. In its final report, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded that pilot Chuck Vierling was not "instrument rated" to fly into hazy conditions he encountered near New Augusta, Miss., on the night of Aug. 13, 1989, with Smith aboard.
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June 30, 1990 | United Press International
The pilot of a small airplane that crashed in a wooded area in Mississippi last year, killing Rep. Larkin Smith (R-Miss.), was not qualified to fly in the weather conditions he encountered, a federal agency said Friday. In its final report, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded that pilot Chuck Vierling was not "instrument rated" to fly into hazy conditions he encountered near New Augusta, Miss., on the night of Aug. 13, 1989, with Smith aboard.
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November 25, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Toxicology tests turned up no physical evidence that could have pointed to the cause of an Aug. 13 plane crash that killed Rep. Larkin Smith (R-Miss.) and his pilot, Chuck Vierhling, officials at Hattiesburg, Miss., said. The tests detected no drugs or alcohol in either man's blood, Perry County Coroner Randall Carnahan said. He also said carbon monoxide levels were within normal limits.
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November 25, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Toxicology tests turned up no physical evidence that could have pointed to the cause of an Aug. 13 plane crash that killed Rep. Larkin Smith (R-Miss.) and his pilot, Chuck Vierhling, officials at Hattiesburg, Miss., said. The tests detected no drugs or alcohol in either man's blood, Perry County Coroner Randall Carnahan said. He also said carbon monoxide levels were within normal limits.
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October 18, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Democratic state Sen. Gene Taylor won a lopsided victory over Republican Tom Anderson, a veteran Washington aide, in a special election in the 5th Congressional District in Mississippi. With 94% of 372 precincts reporting, Taylor had 65% of the vote to Anderson's 35% in the race to succeed Republican Larkin I. Smith, who was killed in a plane crash in August. The victory means that the Democrats hold all five of the state's House seats for the first time in 17 years.
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August 18, 1989 | From Associated Press
Rep. Larkin Smith "had feelings and compassion for others" and often joked about death, his wife said Thursday at a funeral Mass for the freshman Mississippi congressman. "I watched him weep over many of life's tragedies," Sheila Smith said of her husband, who died Sunday in a plane crash. Mrs. Smith said she and her husband "always joked about death" and "he wanted his epitaph to read, 'Mission aborted, gone home.' " Mrs.
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August 14, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Mississippi congressman Larkin Smith died in the blazing crash of his light plane in a densely forested area, the second member of the House killed in an air accident in a week, authorities said today. Smith, a 45-year-old Republican, threw out the first ball of the Dixie Youth World Series baseball tournament Sunday evening in Hattiesburg, Miss., then left in good weather on a 35-minute flight to Gulfport.
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August 16, 1989 | DAVID LAUTER, Times Staff Writer
President Bush Tuesday endorsed the anti-drug strategy developed by his drug policy director, William J. Bennett, but refused to say where he will find the money to pay for it. With Administration aides estimating that the program could cost $2 billion a year above existing anti-drug expenditures, Bush conceded at a press conference that "we will have to do some reallocation of resources." "We're in a period of hard times," he said.
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August 15, 1989 | LEE MAY, Times Staff Writer
Freshman congressman Larkin Smith (R-Miss.) died in a light plane crash in Mississippi, authorities said Monday, making him the second member of the House killed in an aviation accident in a week. The single-engine Cessna 177 crashed Sunday night in thick woods near the tiny community of Janice. Smith and the pilot, Charles Vierling, who also was killed, were flying from Hattiesburg to Gulfport, according to federal and local officials.
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October 25, 1989 | United Press International
Democrat Gene Taylor was sworn in Tuesday as the representative from Mississippi's 5th District, taking the place of Republican Rep. Larkin Smith, who died Aug. 13 in a plane crash. Taylor, 36, won a special election Oct. 17.
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October 18, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Democratic state Sen. Gene Taylor won a lopsided victory over Republican Tom Anderson, a veteran Washington aide, in a special election in the 5th Congressional District in Mississippi. With 94% of 372 precincts reporting, Taylor had 65% of the vote to Anderson's 35% in the race to succeed Republican Larkin I. Smith, who was killed in a plane crash in August. The victory means that the Democrats hold all five of the state's House seats for the first time in 17 years.
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August 18, 1989 | From Associated Press
Rep. Larkin Smith "had feelings and compassion for others" and often joked about death, his wife said Thursday at a funeral Mass for the freshman Mississippi congressman. "I watched him weep over many of life's tragedies," Sheila Smith said of her husband, who died Sunday in a plane crash. Mrs. Smith said she and her husband "always joked about death" and "he wanted his epitaph to read, 'Mission aborted, gone home.' " Mrs.
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August 16, 1989 | DAVID LAUTER, Times Staff Writer
President Bush Tuesday endorsed the anti-drug strategy developed by his drug policy director, William J. Bennett, but refused to say where he will find the money to pay for it. With Administration aides estimating that the program could cost $2 billion a year above existing anti-drug expenditures, Bush conceded at a press conference that "we will have to do some reallocation of resources." "We're in a period of hard times," he said.
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August 15, 1989 | LEE MAY, Times Staff Writer
Freshman congressman Larkin Smith (R-Miss.) died in a light plane crash in Mississippi, authorities said Monday, making him the second member of the House killed in an aviation accident in a week. The single-engine Cessna 177 crashed Sunday night in thick woods near the tiny community of Janice. Smith and the pilot, Charles Vierling, who also was killed, were flying from Hattiesburg to Gulfport, according to federal and local officials.
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August 14, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Mississippi congressman Larkin Smith died in the blazing crash of his light plane in a densely forested area, the second member of the House killed in an air accident in a week, authorities said today. Smith, a 45-year-old Republican, threw out the first ball of the Dixie Youth World Series baseball tournament Sunday evening in Hattiesburg, Miss., then left in good weather on a 35-minute flight to Gulfport.
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October 24, 1989 | From Times wire services
Democrat Gene Taylor was sworn in as the representative from Mississippi's 5th District today, taking the place of Rep. Larkin Smith (R-Miss.), who died Aug. 13 in a plane crash. Taylor, 36, won a special election Oct. 17, taking over a district that had been in Republican hands for several years. With his victory, Democrats increased their majority in the House to 258, while Republicans number 176. One vacancy remains as a result of the death of Rep. Mickey Leland (D-Tex.
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July 1, 1990 | United Press International
The pilot of a small airplane that crashed in a wooded area in Mississippi last year, killing Rep. Larkin Smith (R-Miss.), was not qualified to fly in the weather conditions he encountered, a federal agency said Friday. In its final report, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded that pilot Chuck Vierling was not "instrument rated" to fly into hazy conditions he encountered near New Augusta, Miss., on the night of Aug. 13, 1989, with Smith aboard.
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