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Journal Jet Trips Not Unusual




Earlier this year, Doug Copp was awarded $649,000, tax free, from the fund set up to compensate victims of 9/11. He says it's not enough. But it's doubtful he deserves anything. A Journal investigation found no evidence Copp did real rescue work in New York. Read the Journal's full four-day series here.

By Leslie Linthicum
Journal Staff Writer
    It is not unusual for the Journal Publishing Company's corporate jet to fly to natural disasters or major crime scenes for news gathering and/or humanitarian purposes. Here are some of those events:
   
  • Oklahoma tornado— 1999
       
  • Mexico forest fires— 1998
       
  • Northern California floods— 1995
       
  • Federal building bombing, Oklahoma City— 1995
       
  • Northridge earthquake, Los Angeles— 1994
       
  • Branch Davidian standoff, Waco, Texas— 1993
       
  • Hurricane Andrew, Florida— 1992
       
  • Bowling alley massacre, Las Cruces— 1990
       
  • Loma Prieta earthquake, San Francisco— 1989
       
  • Hurricane Hugo, St. Croix— 1989
       
  • Air crash, Sioux City, Iowa— 1989
       
  • Baby Jessica in well, Midland, Texas— 1987