Searchers on Land, in Air, Ramp up search for Missing Adventurer

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RENO, Nev. (AP) _ New radar and satellite images have provided
possible clues to the disappearance of missing adventurer Steve
Fossett.
Fossett has been missing in rugged Nevada backcountry since his
plane went down 27 days ago. Pilots spent more than two weeks
searching for Fossett in an area twice the size of New Jersey.
But the latest clues led dozens of searchers to set off today in
an area southeast of the ranch in western Nevada from where Fossett
took off.
The 63-year-old Fossett earned a masters degree at Washington
University in St. Louis and made millions as a commodities broker
in Chicago. He is the first person to circle the globe solo in a
balloon.
In March 2005, he became the first person to fly a plane solo
around the world without refueling. He started and ended that
flight in Salina, Kansas.