Fossett’s widow is asked to pitch in

From Times Wire Reports

Nevada’s governor intends to ask the widow of multimillionaire Steve Fossett to help pay the state’s $687,000 tab in the unsuccessful search for the adventurer last fall, the governor’s spokesman said.

Ben Kieckhefer, press secretary for Gov. Jim Gibbons, said any assistance from the Fossett family would be voluntary.

“We are going to request that they help offset some of these expenses, considering the scope of the search, the overall cost, as well as our ongoing budget difficulties,” Kieckhefer said.