Copyright 1995 Denver Publishing Company
Denver Rocky Mountain News
May 6, 1995, Saturday
SECTION: NEWS/NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL; Ed. F; Pg. 38A
LENGTH: 356 words
HEADLINE: NATIONAL NEWS BRIEFING
BYLINE: Rocky Mountain News wire services
BODY: WASHINGTON D.C. Nunn: Russia turning to nukes
Russia is turning back to nuclear weapons as the backbone of its military force and strategy, Sen. Sam Nunn said Friday.
A top pentagon strategist also said such a change is under way.
Nunn, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, stopped short of warning of a renewed Cold War. But he said that the Russian move was ''a step backwards.''
''Their demorilized military and conventional forces having gone down very, very substantially, I think they're going to move to rely almost predictably, more and more on nuclear weapons,'' Nunn said at a hearing on future U.S. military strategy.
Plane bomber gets 10 life terms
A man who killed 110 people with a bomb he planted on a Colombian jetliner was sentenced Friday in New York to 10 life prison terms. The Avianca flight blew up over Bogota on Nov. 27, 1989.
In 1991, Dandeny Munoz-Mosquera, already in prison on other charges, was indicted. He was portrayed as a hired killer for the Medellin cartel, which thought rivals and informers were on the plane.
Publisher says bomber called
Penthouse publisher Bob Guccione said Friday in New York that he won't cooperate with the FBI, although he thinks his magazine got a call from a bomber who has killed three people since 1978. Guccione hopes to print the views of the ''Unabomber,'' who demands national publication in exchange for ending his terrorism.
13 Cubans to be sent home
Thirteen refugees picked up by a cruise ship in the Caribbean will be returned to Cuba - the first such action under a new U.S. policy, Justice Department officials said. The men were adrift about 45 miles south of Little Cayman Island on Wednesday.
Oil-spill money to fund recreation
About $ 3 million of the legal settlement from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill will be used to pay for trails, cabins and other recreational projects, Gov. Tony Knowles said Friday.
Most of the projects will be in the Prince William Sound communities hit hardest by the nation's worst oil spill.