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Roswell Daily Record (Newspaper) - August 30, 1987, Roswell, New Mexico i1 set of zero v Page 19 Football Coaches begin anxiety season Page 13 75t 206 NEW MEXICO 88201 AUGUST 58 PAGES TODAY Forecast Partly cloudy 60 Page 11 Stocks Issues Consolidated Trading August Volume Shares Issues Traded Up 395 Unchanged 403 Down Index 19 Blown Comp Dow Jones Down Page 20 Inside Motions for a mistrial are pending in District Court after defense attorneys for a Roswell man and woman charged with child abuse resulting in death maintained that the prosecution was withholding The motions were made after a 15yearold girl testified that her Debbie and Joe Cheatem told her not to answer investigators ques tions about the 25 death of her 3yearold Shar mane Page 2 Ohio AP Its all in Curtis Stranges hands going into Sundays final round of the World Series of Page 18 Some of the more financial ly troubled savings loan in in New Mexico could find themselves being or even as a result of new legislation that gives the increasingly depleted Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation FSLIC the funds it needs to assure investor Page 21 Index Iraq steps up war with attack By RICHARD PYLE Associated Press Writer Bahrain AP Iraqi jets blasted Iranian oil in in the Persian Gulf on and Iran swore in the first major step up of the war in the gulf since warships began escort operations in Iran reported several people martyred or wounded in the air strikes and promised a crushing Iraqi President Saddam Hussein vow ed further attacks to destroy Irans economic The Iraqi planes hit at least three targets in coordinated at tacks just before noon in the nor central and southern leaving them with explosions erupting from said a war communique issued in In a fourth attack about five hours Iraq said its jets raided a big naval target off the Iranian scoring accurate and effective The monitored in gave no Big naval target is standard Iraqi military terminology for a Iraqi attacks on Iranian shipping have been concentrated near Irans Kharg island ter minal in the northern Saturdays raids were the first in the gulf since July when Kharg island and a Cypriot tanker were They are also the first raids since the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution last month calling on Iraq and Iran to agree to a ceasefire in their 7yearold war and the Navy began escorting Kuwaiti tankers in the gulf on Ju ly The Iraqi news agency reported Saturday that foreign Tariq had See Page 6 Test of a good horse Jim of rides his quarter horse stallion Bay Rusty Bar across a bridge during the trail competition Saturday Susan Weems color photo at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair Quarter Horse Show at the Action will continue today with 45 amateur Police investigate trio of rapes here News briefs By STEVE STEIN Record Staff Writer Roswell police are in three rapes that have occurred in the last two but say there is not yet any con crete evidence linking Troy Grant of the Criminal Investigation Division said the first incident took place early Ju ly 26 at a residence in the Roswell Industrial Air The suspect apparently gained entry to the home through a back according to On 14 at a residence on South Lea a suspect at tacked a sleeping woman after coming in through an unlocked he On in what police described as the south part of a suspect once again at tacked a woman in the early morning hours while she was according to In this the suspect might have been able to enter the vic tims house through unlocked Grant Police Chief Milton Matson said none of the victims was seriously and that two investigators had been assigned to investigate these three rape Matson said officers are trying to establish links between the three but said there is no concrete evidence as of yet that establishes that the same in dividual has committed the three separate acts of He said or criminal sex ual have increased in frequency to some extent in the last few but he noted that reported rapes for the year to date are not exceeding figures from past Matson said he is aware that some members of the or members of public have See Page 6 Firefighters raise MDA funds Roswell and Chaves County firefighters joined together Saturday to raise more than for the area Muscular Dystrophy Association MDA fundraising according to a member of the Roswell Fire Chief Homer Trujillo said 18 city firefighters and seven members of various Chaves County volunteer fire departments spent from about hours Saturday asking area residents to contribute to the The total collected Saturday exceeds by 21 percent the amount collected by firefighters at the same time last according to The bright side AP Some people will do just about anything for a chance to grab a handful of About 100 people showed up Thursday at the auditorium of Tusculum College in the hope they would be among 12 chosen at random to compete for a chance to spend a few seconds in a booth containing cash kept in motion by swirling The in a night reminiscent of the old TV game show Beat the had to do such things as cram their mouths full of burst balloons with a tire pump and push their faces through cream pies in search of bubble Jody Pugh of Fort emerged the winner and grabbed in the 30 seconds he had inside the Mike Adkins of Bean Station exchanged some earlier prizes for a 15 second shot at the money He came away with Airline reluctant to expand 21 22 Crossword 22 Dear 11 22 20 Hints from 8 3 Obituaries 4 People in the 2 Public 2 19 13 23 22 25 11 By STEVE STEIN Record Staff Writer The president of Mesa Airlines has told regional officials he is reluctant to expand Mesas air routes because of the current success of its operation in Roswell and the rest of the according to the director of development for the Southeastern New Mexico Economic Development District Steve Massey of Roswell said that Larry head of the on Friday told a group of about 20 area leaders meeting at the Roswell Municipal Airport that his company is hesitant to change its current passenger for The which is spearhead ed by Roswell Mayor William Brainerd and Airport Manager wants Mesa to think about offering direct flights to both and on airplanes capable of carrying more than 50 in an effort to in crease air traffic in Officials from Roswell and Ruidoso told Risley and his local manage ment team that studies indicate area residents are driving to Albuquerque or to make connecting flights to other rather than taking a flight from Roswell to Albuquerque aboard Mesa offers 11 flights daily from Roswell to and company officials say each flight is averaging about 14 passengers on a 19seat according to Massey said Risley felt that direct flights from Roswell to Phoenix and Dallas might hurt Mesas local because passengers from southeastern New Mexico would no longer need to make connections to other large cities through Albu officials said at the which was closed to the that they would study the proposals made by Brainerd and other The results of a study by Wadell of designed to determine the feasibility of establishing a regional airport in the seem crucial to Mesa and government officials ac cording to Massey said he hopes the Wadell report will be ready when the group meets again 15 at the Eastern New Mexico Oilfield Training See Page 6 telethon success By STEVE STEIN Record Staff Writer More than was rais ed at Saturdays telethon on behalf of the kidney dialysis unit at Eastern New Mexico Medical according to one of the organizers of the charity Bob president of the said the financial success of the which was con ducted at First Baptist 500 Pennsylvania and televised courtesy of Post Newsweek Cable on cable channel exceeded The members of the foun established in after determining that the dialysis unit was in desperate need of in early July began organizing the telethon as a fundraising ac Armstrong Foundation board member Mike Grieve said donations were still being received when the telethon went off the air Saturday Final figures are expected to be tabulated at the beginning of this Grieve We just have to thank the citizens of Roswell for making the telethon such an overwhelm ing Jack McClellan of Roswell served as honorary chairman of the which had as its theme 87 Reaching New Heights in Health Care Armstrong and Grieve served as the opening cohosts for the SM
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