Saturday, October 26, 2002

Want to be a cutting-edge band ? Get yourself a uniform
...Want to be a cutting-edge band ? Get yourself a uniform. interestig article in the national post.

....further to what badger wrote in regards to sen. wellstone. brap forwarded me an interesting list of politicians killed in plane crashes::


Prominent politicians killed in recent airplane crashes:

Oct. 16, 2000 - Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan, his son and an aide killed
when their small plane crashes in bad weather in Missouri. Carnahan was
running for U.S. Senate.

April 3, 1996 - An Air Force jet carrying Commerce Secretary Ron Brown
and other civilians crashes into a mountain in Croatia, killing all 35

April 19, 1993 - South Dakota Gov. George Mickelson killed along with
seven other people when their state-owned plane crashes in a rainstorm
in Iowa.[brap adds - this is a pretty interesting
one... he was running against john ashcroft. after he
died in the plane crash, he *still* beat ashcroft out and
his wife took his place.]

April 5, 1991 - Former Sen. John Tower and NASA astronaut Manley "Sonny"
Carter Jr. among those killed in crash of an Atlantic Southeast Airlines
flight near Brunswick, Ga.

April 4, 1991 - Sen. John Heinz, R-Pa., killed when his plane collides
with a helicopter over Merion, Pa.

Aug. 13, 1989 - Rep. Larkin Smith, R-Miss., killed along with his pilot
when their Cessna 177 crashes in DeSoto National Forest in Mississippi.

Aug. 7, 1989 - Rep. Mickey Leland, a Texas Democrat who chaired the
House Select Committee on Hunger, killed when plane crashes during a
trip to inspect relief efforts in Ethiopia.

Sept. 1, 1983 - Rep. Larry McDonald, D-Ga., killed when Korean Air Lines
Flight 007 is shot down by a Russian fighter.

Aug. 3, 1976 - Rep. Jerry Litton, D-Mo., his wife and two children
killed when their plane crashes in Missouri en route to an election
party. Litton had just won the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate.

Feb. 14, 1975 - Rep. Jerry Pettis, R-Calif., killed when his
single-engine plane crashes into a mountain near Beaumont, Calif.

Dec. 8, 1972 - Rep. George W. Collins, D-Ill., killed when his plane
crashes on approach to Midway Airport in Chicago.

Oct. 16, 1972 - House Majority Leader Hale Boggs, D-La., and Rep. Nick
Begich, D-Alaska, killed when their plane disappears over Alaska.


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