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Here are a few headlines from August 11, 1989.
Bush makes Powell first black, youngest man to be JCS head
WASHINGTON – President Bush names Army Gen. Colin
L. Powell, a veteran of both the battlefields of Vietnam and
the corridors of power in the White House, as chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff on Thursday.
Powell, 52, will become the youngest officer and the first
black ever to hold the nation’s highest military post.
“I am ready to go to it and I look forward to the challenges
ahead,” Powell said, standing alongside Bush and Vice President Dan Quayle at an afternoon announcement ceremony in
the Rose Garden. The nomination drew immediate praise on
Capitol Hill and is expected to easily win confirmation in the
Senate. Sen. John Warner of Virginia, ranking Republican on
the committee, said, “He’s eminently qualified… I’ve been present in the Oval Office and Cabinet room when military issued
were discussed with the president. When he spoke, everybody
listened.”
Powell, national security adviser to Ronald Reagan in the
final year of that administration, was picked by Bush over more
than 30 more-senior officers.

Hitting the Road
SCHP puts its new marked Mustangs out on patrol – S.C.
Highway Patrol officials won’t say how fast their new eightcylinder, high-output marked patrol car will travel, but to quote

one official, “It’s bad.”
The latest addition to the state highway patrol’s fleet of cars
is 25 marked 1989 Ford Mustangs, now in use throughout
the state. One car began service in Orangeburg County two
weeks ago. The small, sleek cars are marked the same as the
larger patrol cars – gray paint, blue markings and the patrol’s
gold shield. They also handle the same and travel at speeds
comparable to the patrol’s unmarked fleet of Mustangs, officials
said. Like the patrol’s 90 unmarked Mustangs in use, the newest
Mustangs are helpful in high-speed pursuits. They’re quicker
than the larger cars.

Air Force confirms shuttle
deployed secret satellite
SPACE CENTER, Houston – Columbia’s astronauts continued their secret work Thursday high above the Earth, but the
Air Force secretary briefly broke the official silence to confirm
the crew’s deployment of a satellite.
The device was widely believed to be a powerful satellite
designed to snap highly detailed photographs of military
targets over a large area of the glove, including most of the
Soviet Union. No official word came from either NASA or the
Defense Department about the 10-ton satellite until secretary
Donald Rice said a satellite had been released.
During the rest of their flight, the all-military crew apparently planned to conduct tests to determine man’s role as a military
observer in space.

At the box office:
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Friday the 13th
Turner & Hooch
Batman
Lethal Weapon 2
Do the Right Thing
On TV:
Benson
Full House
Andy Griffith
Night Court
Perfect Strangers

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