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USS SARATOGA TO BE SCRAPPED FOR 1-CENT

SARATOGA

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USS Saratoga (CVA 60) was commissioned April 14, 1956

The USS Saratoga, the legendary aircraft carrier that played a key role in the
Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam and Gulf wars, is destined for dismantling after
the Navy paid one penny to a Texas firm to recycle the 81,101-ton behemoth.

The once-mighty vessel is the second of three conventionally-powered carriers
to set to sail to the scrapyard, following another one-cent deal involving the
Forrestal in October. ESCO Marine, of Brownsville, will pay to tow, dismantle 
and recycle the ship, which was decommissioned in 1994 after more than 38
years of service. Efforts to spare the ship failed, as they did with the Forrestal
last year.

 

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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Irish born singer Bono (Paul David Hewson) is 54 today. The name
Bono was derived from the nickname Bono Vox O’ Connell Street,
which means good voice of O’Connell Street.


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TODAY’S CLASSIC TV MOM

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June Lockhart will be 89, June 25

June Lockhart is remembered as the mother in two TV series. She played
Ruth Martin, the mother of Timmy (played by Jon Provost) in the 1954 CBS
series, Lassie (a role that she played from 1958–64). She was also Maureen 
Robinson on the classic CBS sci-fi series Lost in Space from 1965-1968.

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