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ETT' News Briefs New Stealth Jet in Spotlight The U.S. Air Force plans today to roll out its new stealth fighter plane, which its maker says will preserve U.S. security "well into the 21 't century." The twin-tailed, radar- dodging F-22 Raptor is to be unveiled in Augusta, GA., in a the- atrical ceremony. In a crossover between the military and entertain- ment, an F-22 flight simulator was intro- duced yesterday by computer game maker Interactive Magic. Company officials said Lockheed Martin, a maker of the Raptor, had collaborated closely in the design of the game, which offers armchair fighter buffs a chance to test the plane's touted ca- pabilities by shooting down "enemy" craft from a great distance without being seen. Please see additional briefs page 31 D Desert We0000her from :, []iii ! 00est:iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!ii000000:ii!iii!iiii00 : Air Force celebrates its big 50 Four countries have tentatively accepted an invitation from Air Force LAS VEGAS - The 1997 Nelfis Air Force Base Open House and Air Show celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the United States Air Force in what promises to be the premier air show in the United States this year. The event will include static displays of vintage aircraft and a two-day air show April 25 and 26. Chief of Staff, General Ron Fogleman, to send their official aerial demon- su'ation teams to perform in an international salute to the USAF: Brazil, Canada, Chili and Japan. The air show will be a celebration of the history of the Air Force, not just the formal establishment in 1947, but rather from it's begin- nings as the Aeronautical Division oftbe US Army's Signal Corps. It will commemorate both the people and the equipment that have molded the USAF into the premier air force in the world today. To tell this story, the service plans a series of static displays of current and former USAF military aircraft as well as aerial tributes to USAF air pioneers. The demon- Continued on Page 4 Nevada Seeks Anti Student- Teacher Sex Bill By Andy Holtmann A new bill was passed by the Nevada Senate which would make student-teacher sexual re- lations illegal. Even though it was seen by some as unconstitu- tional, Bill 122 passed by a vote of 18-2. Joseph Peterson The bill stemmed from sev- eral incidents that occurred in the Pahrump Valley involving sexual acts between students and teachers. A nineteen year old girl testified to being seduced by her coach two years earlier andj ust one year ago Pahrump teac her, Joseph Peterson, was sentenced to life in prison for sexual assault of a student. After investigations, it became apparent that Peterson may have had sex with up to 60 students during a 20 year span. The creator of the bill, Mike McGinness made his deci- sion to press on with it after these instances in Pahrump. Continued on Page 3 Will County Return to Santa Fe Saloon Care Reopens! Voting at Large? by Carol Sirnes doing a remarkable job of remodeling. M'hael By Carlson After being closed since the end of last year, Especially raising the dining room ceiling, the historic Santa Fe Cafe, Nevada's oldest leveling the floor by the pool table, putting PAHRUMPThe Pahrump Town Board voted Tues- watering hole, reopened on March 25, 1997. down new carpeting, and all the other day, April 8, to approve a petition campaign that would The saloon is owned by Jim Marsh, also owner minute details. The front walkway has put a question of voting for county commissioners at of Longstreet Casino in Amargosa Valley and been upgraded with a hitching post added, large rather than by district on the 1998 General Election a car dealership in Las Vegas. The new manager is Connie Espiritu, ballot. Many in Nye County do not feel they are getting Two local craftsmen, Walt Kysai" and Dan previously of Belmont. The staff consists the representation they deserve. Newcom, took on the project in January 1997, "Carver's district 1 has as much clout as Pahrump's Continued on page 7 Continued on Page 21