Saturday September 25, 1999

UTAH "Visions of Antelope Island and Great Salt Lake," outlines the island's history, archaeology, geology and wildlife. Stum's finished product offers a comprehensive look at the pre-history, history and natural history of Antelope Island. A bill requiring the president to provide public notification at least 60 days before creating another national monument. The measure prevents a repeat of the situation that occurred three years ago when President Clinton made a surprise decision to create the 1.9 million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah.

NEW MEXICO In late January 1877, Greaves was a member of a patrol of six cavalrymen and three Navajo scouts dispatched to locate the Indians and direct them to return to Fort Bowie. For his bravery, he was presented the Medal of Honor in 1879. He was the first Buffalo Soldier at Fort Bayard to receive the nation's highest award for gallantry. A B-29 taking off from Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque in 1950 crashed into the Manzano Mountains, killing its crew of 13 and destroying the nuclear weapon on board. Fragments from the 1957 accident were put on public display at the museum for the first time this week as part of its Nuclear Pioneers Days 1999.

TEXAS A proponent of local performing arts said Thursday that it was a ''slap in the face'' when the City Council voted unanimously to commit $600,000 for a museum of World War II vintage glider airplanes. Of some 5,000 pilots trained to fly glider cargo planes during World War II, about 4,800 were trained in Lubbock. A collector in Terrell has about $600,000 in artifacts and $400,000 dedicated to buy additional artifacts.