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April 30, 1990 | From Associated Press
The Soviet army newspaper Red Star disclosed for the first time Sunday that when the Soviets downed Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane 30 years ago, they also destroyed one of their own fighters that was pursuing the American plane. The U-2 was downed on May 1, 1960, disrupting a summit meeting 19 days later in Paris between President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Soviet leader Nikita S. Khrushchev and forcing the cancellation of another summit planned for later that year.
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November 12, 1997 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. officials seemed pleased to report this week that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein failed to make good on his threat to shoot at an American U-2 spy plane flying over his country. But they may have been a little disappointed too. Despite Hussein's threat--and the U.S. bluster--there is almost no chance that aging Iraqi weaponry could hit the highflying spy plane, experts say. And if Iraq had tried, the result could have been a diplomatic windfall for the United States.
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January 17, 1992 | Associated Press
The body of the pilot of an American U-2 spy plane lost at sea near the border separating North and South Korea was recovered Thursday by a South Korean navy vessel, the Pentagon announced. The pilot was identified as Air Force Capt. James M. McGregor, 33, of Flagstaff, Ariz. He was the only crew member aboard. McGregor was assigned to Detachment 2 of the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, based at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., said Pentagon spokesman Pete Williams.
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April 11, 1992 | Reuters
Iraq has warned the United Nations to call off its U-2 flights over its territory, precipitating a new confrontation with the Security Council. The Iraqi warning, which implied it could no longer guarantee the security of the flights, prompted the Security Council to call emergency consultations Friday to draw up a statement rejecting Iraq's demand and perceived threats. The warning from Iraq came in a letter to the United Nations released Friday.
NEWS
April 11, 1992 | Reuters
Iraq has warned the United Nations to call off its U-2 flights over its territory, precipitating a new confrontation with the Security Council. The Iraqi warning, which implied it could no longer guarantee the security of the flights, prompted the Security Council to call emergency consultations Friday to draw up a statement rejecting Iraq's demand and perceived threats. The warning from Iraq came in a letter to the United Nations released Friday.
NEWS
January 16, 1992 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An American U-2 spy plane, conducting what the Pentagon described as a "routine mission" over the Korean Peninsula, disappeared in the waters off South Korea, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The unarmed reconnaissance plane, which can be equipped to gather photographic intelligence or to eavesdrop on communications, dropped off radar screens and broke off radio contact with its home base of Osan Air Base in South Korea at 8:30 a.m. PST Wednesday.
NEWS
November 12, 1997 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. officials seemed pleased to report this week that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein failed to make good on his threat to shoot at an American U-2 spy plane flying over his country. But they may have been a little disappointed too. Despite Hussein's threat--and the U.S. bluster--there is almost no chance that aging Iraqi weaponry could hit the highflying spy plane, experts say. And if Iraq had tried, the result could have been a diplomatic windfall for the United States.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 1993 | JONATHAN GOLD
In his memoir "U & I," author Nicholson Baker writes obsessively, at book length, about his relationship with novelist John Updike, their intellectual confluence, the space Updike takes up in Baker's life . . . except there is no relationship--Updike doesn't know that Baker exists, and Baker, in fact, has barely read Updike's work.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 1997 | RICHARD KAHLENBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Karen Berkland, a teacher at Luther Burbank Middle School in Burbank, took her class on a journey of discovery recently. But they didn't have to leave town. They just went back into another historical era right in the East Valley. Not far from their school is a building complex with a name that reveals little, but contents that reveal much: the Burbank Historical Society's Gordon F. Howard Museum Complex.
NEWS
October 30, 1997 | CRAIG TURNER and JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Iraq triggered a new confrontation with the United States on Wednesday when it declared that Americans will no longer be permitted to work there on a U.N. team dismantling Iraq's biological, chemical and nuclear weapons programs. The U.N. immediately suspended all field activities of the weapons group, confining it to its office in Baghdad. The U.N. Security Council unanimously condemned the Iraqi declaration and warned of "serious consequences" unless it is withdrawn.
NEWS
January 17, 1992 | Associated Press
The body of the pilot of an American U-2 spy plane lost at sea near the border separating North and South Korea was recovered Thursday by a South Korean navy vessel, the Pentagon announced. The pilot was identified as Air Force Capt. James M. McGregor, 33, of Flagstaff, Ariz. He was the only crew member aboard. McGregor was assigned to Detachment 2 of the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, based at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., said Pentagon spokesman Pete Williams.
NEWS
January 16, 1992 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An American U-2 spy plane, conducting what the Pentagon described as a "routine mission" over the Korean Peninsula, disappeared in the waters off South Korea, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The unarmed reconnaissance plane, which can be equipped to gather photographic intelligence or to eavesdrop on communications, dropped off radar screens and broke off radio contact with its home base of Osan Air Base in South Korea at 8:30 a.m. PST Wednesday.
NEWS
April 30, 1990 | From Associated Press
The Soviet army newspaper Red Star disclosed for the first time Sunday that when the Soviets downed Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane 30 years ago, they also destroyed one of their own fighters that was pursuing the American plane. The U-2 was downed on May 1, 1960, disrupting a summit meeting 19 days later in Paris between President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Soviet leader Nikita S. Khrushchev and forcing the cancellation of another summit planned for later that year.
OPINION
October 25, 1998 | Gregg Easterbrook, Gregg Easterbrook is a senior editor at the New Republic and author of "Beside Still Waters: Searching for Meaning in an Age of Doubt."
Next month, the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives will begin hearings on whether to recommend that President Bill Clinton be impeached. Initially, the committee voted for an essentially unrestricted inquiry, one that might run for months, include subjects unmentioned in the infamous Starr report and even force Monica S. Lewinsky to reenact her grand-jury testimony in what would surely be an excruciating nationally televised spectacle.
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