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* 12Thursday, September 25, 1997 PahrumpValley Gazette Service Forum Pahrump Valley Insurance Life • Group • Medical 727-5700 Phone & Fax Roger W. Burnley C.L.U. Golden E agl. es Children's Maal Arts ( &' I Academy & Supply 0"1/ _,.,.'..._ 00(bmmotxs Pahrump's Only Complete One Stop Music Mal Instruments; Lessons Sales, Service, Ptsls & Repair Over 4,000 Plants in Stock Cactus , ,.. m (702) 875-1968 Nevada Test Site rocket launch scheduled Sandia National Laboratories will launch a sounding rocket from the U.S. Department of Energy's Nevada Test Site Area 26 between the hours of I l p.m. September 26, and 6 a.m. September 27. If high winds or other adverse weather conditions pre- vent the planned launch, two similar backup launch win- dows from 11 p.m., September 27, to 6 a.m. September 28; and 11 p.m. September 28, to 4 a.m. September 29, have been scheduled. The objective of this planned flight is to establish the necessary infrastructure at the Nevada Test Site to support rail launched rocket activities and thereby attract new cus- tomers. In addition, the project will demonstrate that rock- ets can be launched safely from the Nevada Test Site to the Tonopah Test Range. Finally, the test firing will provide the Department of the Navy Strategic Systems Programs with detailed information related to Navy fuze performance. The rocket's 70 mile flight path will be within the controlled airspace of the NTS, Nellis Air Force Range Complex, and the Tonopah Test Range. After a short 12 mile flight, the rocket will impact onto at 750 foot concrete target pad on a dry lake bed about three miles in diameter. A safety buffer will be established along the northern edge of the Tonopah Test Range during these weekend tests. The general public is being asked to avoid the area around the Kawich foothills south of Golden Arrow and Kawich Peak during the scheduled launch window. Sandia personnel successfully launched their first rocket from the test site to the Tonopah Test Range on February 9, 1997. To facilitate the launch, a new launch pad was con- structed in 1996. In addition, a nearby building was modi- fied to allow for the assembly and testing of the rocket motors and payload systems. The site is located near the deserted old mining town of Wahmonie which had a brief promotional existence in 1928, and where Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory conducted Project Pluto studies from 1957 to 1961 into tl" feasibility of applying heat from nuclear reactors to ramj. engines. UNR makes top national list RENO - For the eighth straight year, the University of Nevada, Reno has been included among the best "National Universities" by "U.S. News & World Report" in its annual college guide issue. Only 228 of more than 1,400 colleges and universities in the nation are listed as "National Universities" based on the categories established by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Nevada was one of 147 public PAHRUMP COMMUNITY LIBRARY 2101 E. Calvada Blvd.  727-5930 New Hours I • Tues, Wed. & Thurs .... 9a.m. to 7p.m. | • Friday ................ 9a.m. to 5p.m. I • Saturday .............. lla.m, to 5p.m. • Closed Sunday & Monday • ! I institutions to make the grade. "These ratings come into play with the increased access to information on the internet by students making a decision on college," said Pat Miltenberger, University of Nevada, Reno vice president for student services. "Being listed as a"National University" among the top 147 public institutions allows us to be competitive for top aca- demic students." Recent ratings such as "U.S. News & World Report" and the honors program being listed among the top 55 are an indication that students who enroll at Nevada will receive a top academic experience at one of the lowest tuition rates in the country. "While these ratings are a factor in choosing a university, students should still visit the campuses they are considering and meet with the faculty in their department of interest," Miltenberger said. "Universities may be highly rated, but not in their area of interest." Nevada is listed alphabetically in the third tier of the iii i i KHWK Radio From Pahrump to Bishop has you covered! For the latest news, information and the finest music programming be sure to tune to KHWK, broadcasting from Tonopah. If you're traveling the vast distances of Central Nevada's desert terrain you still can't miss us! Member. Associated Press Great Basin Radio Network • 92.7 - Tonopah • 93.5 - Beatty • 94.3 - Lida and Scotty's Junction • 94.3 - Gold Point • 95.9 - Pahrump • 103.9 - Bishop, Mammoth and Big Pine • 104.9 - Round Mountain • 105.5 - Hawthorne 6 "National Universities" cat- egory among institutions ranked from 117 to 175, Western universities listed alongside Nevada in the third tier include Arizona State, Brigham Young, Colorado State, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, Oregon State, Pa- cific, San Francisco, Utah, Wyoming, Utah State and Washington State. Others include Arkansas, DePaul, Kansas State, Loui- siana State, Mississippi, Rutgers, Seton Hall, St. John's, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Virginia Commonwealth and West Virginia. The annual "U.S. News & World Report" issue of America's Best Colleges is the No. 1 selling college guide. Pancake breakfast The daughters of Mary is having a pancake breakfast on Sunday, September 28, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ir. the Our Lady of the Valley Church Hall on Gamebird off Pahrump Valley Blvd. Various breakfasts range in prices from $2 to $3.50. All breakfast include beverage. For more information call Darlene Andre at 727-2306. Self esteem enrichment program The Self Esteem Enrich- ment program meets every Tuesday, 6-7 p.m., 601 West Street. For more information, call Donna at 751-0189.