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   Casa Grande Dispatch (Newspaper) - August 10, 1976, Casa Grande, Arizona                                i CAPIiOL KMA U Ford Reagan Forces Jockeying for Position With rhat maneuver and with pressure in the P iv 81576D KANSAS Mo AP Present Fords allies and teMialronning mates graded before the Republican platform Ford ne said Dole has been committee today while Ronald Reagan sought a share of that w fumlgh information for con spotlight for Sen Richard S Schweiker his designated w cotertD1 CRav of towa the platform chairman and one of the Republicans on Fords list of prospective cepresidential nominees said he was irying to arrange an appearance b Sch rules Dolesaidhe thinks the republicans would do well lo run a vice nommee from the Midwest the Soutnwest West He said Democratic presidential nominee Jimmy Carter is m the South that L GOP should look to another regior Wednesday John B Conn ally would be an excellent cho ice Asked le in the Republican rules committee Keagan s hemeant to exclude Sen Howard H Baker oJ Tennessee lawyer urged rejection of a proposed regulation that mte who ralght hdp the ticket Dole said primary election commitments in a smahern northerner nole said he plans to propose a platform amendment recom potential for chaos and to forbid abortions I think Ithe Democratic party wants to be the abortion party we ought holding out the longshot possibility that Ronald Reagan might wind up as his runnina mate That couldnt happen if the choice had to be disclosed before the presidential nomination is settled so the Ford men say some Reauan delegates may wind up voting against the rule proposed by the challengers campaign manager Treyre ready to fight all week and they may have to against the vicepresidential rule proposed by John P Sears who wants the Republican National Convention to require that can didates name their running mate at least a halfday in advance of the roll call on the White House nomination With that maneuver and with pressure in the platform cora mUtee toe Reagan is testing Fords clout in convention hoping to gain the process continued today as a Republican rulescomm ttee considered a requirement that delegates be compel ed to vote in Sance with the verdicts of binding primary elections m 20 otherwise delegates now bound to one candidate by primary dSiton be freed to switch to the other with Reagan the Sy teSciary Ford supports the rule binding the delegate votes Reagan opposes it before platform draftsmen today Simon said ratdmg pnfoub Muld mean an increase near y in federal spending for every man woman and child in America riG SfllQ lUc plfmoim iruiiiiiiHicc ft campalgn including those on which Ford and r RtaBan are at odds Ijustdont believe that were going to try to and Sen Robert Dole of Reagan up Id fhePaSa Canal or equal rights Fords campaign strategists trying to counter a move to re quire advance announcement of his vice presidential choice are GRANDE Final County s Dqijy Newspaper 10 Per Copy VOL LXII NO 156 CASA GRANDE ARiZONA 85222 TUESDAY AUGUST 10 1976 Remodeling Planned West Final Asks Bids For Clinic at Center The agency that has been granted a lease on the Esperanza Center a northside health services facility has advertised for bids to begin a modification project on the complex Final Family Health Center the fledgling health care agwicy was granted a 10year lease agreemnt with the city of Casa Grande Monday night by the city council Approval of the lease was by a narrow 43 margin The lease agreement is to be completed within two weeks A copy of the agreement reached between the city and West was forwarded to the Department of Health Education and Welfare said Leon BennetAlder West Final director Response from the agency was favorable he said BennetAlder said plans to move into the center in early November progressed even while a dispute over control of the facility between Arizona Job Colleges and the city for almost two uesttr bids on the project is now being published in Tucson and Phoenix newspapers he said Three local contractors also have expressed interest in bidding on the project BennetAlder said but have not submitted for the project is scheduled for Aug 19 at a meeting of West Pmalsninemember board of directors hesaid Money for modification of the facility will be from a grant the agency has received for operations during this fiscal year from the Department of Health Education and Welfare he continued with the confidence that the lease would come he said Working drawings for the estimated in modifications planned for the facility are now under review by city building lans call for installation of eight examining rooms a laboratory an Xray facility a computer terminal connected to the medical computer at the University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson and three dental operation rooms he said Stog for the agency currently operating out of trailers at 165N Pinal numbers 20 with one fulltime physician one parttime physician and three nurses providing care See West Final page 3 Storm Moves into New England As New York Begins Cleanup NEW YORK AP The New York metropolitan area cleaned up and bailed out today from its first major hurricane in more than a decade as the Storm downgraded in strength carried its heavy winds andheavy rains north through New England Flash flooding in the wake of Hurricane Belle now a tropica storm posed seriousi problemsfor Vermont and other parts of Monday Melon Traffic a Busf on Cameron WATERMELON VENDORS Topper 10 and Betiy Bigger 13 had a hard time finding cuitomeri for their melons Monday at their stand In front of their home at 520 N Cameron St Apparently the traffic on their street was Just loo light to bring many melonhungrj people by But all was not lost they made two quick sales Just after the photograph Staff Photo by H Darr Belser FFA Chapter Takes Top Honors i i attrarH in HflFS A superior chapter rating a first place winner in the state proficiency awards and a number of other honors were presented to members of the Future Farmers of America Chapter at Casa Grande Union High School during the state FFA leadership The 47th annual conference ended Friday on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson rr The superior chapter award sponsored by the National FFA Foundation is presented to chapters who have met a list of standards and accomplishments during the previous year Rachel Tallant who will be a freshman at Central Arizona College received the first place state award in outdoor recreation and was presented a plaque She also received a gold award in general husbandry and a silver award in horse show Senate proficiency award was presented to James Robinett who received a bronze award in soil and water sen and Melissa Wisner represented Casa Grande and the SouthCentral FFA District in the cresd npeatang contest They earned this honor by being named cowinners oflje contest hosted by Casa Grande last May said Everett Rhodes chapter sweetheart represented Casa Grande in statewide competition for state FFA sweetheart Fordof the See FFA page 3 weust too many to list them Were in real said Earl Osgood operations director of Civil Defense for Ver mont when he was asked about flooded roads and washed out of BelJe which made its first landfall on suburban Long Island early in the morning was not so severe as had been expected in the metropolitan area But it was bad enough to flood basements snarl traffic and leave hundreds of thousands of people without electricity after fallen trees snapped powei lines God was with said Connecticut Gov Ella Grasso this nSSfasters said the worst of the storm which had packed winds of up to 110 miles an hour during its threeday journey up the Atlantic Coast would be over by noon But the danger of flooding from heavy rains remained and flash flood watcheswere posted in partsof Connecticut Massachusetts and northern New England Five to eight inches of rain were expected in Connecticut up to six inches was predicted for eOsgood said almost all the towns from the Massachusetts line to Shrewsbury about 12 miles south of Rutland were threatened by severe flooding The National Weather Service advised that the storm although no longer as strong as tt had teen would not abate as much as expected before moving northward out of the area At 6 the center of the storm was near Springfield s OH said Tony Gregory a weather service forecaster in Boston It will weaken quite rapidly as it moves over land but it still has lotsof rain left in Only one fatality was directly attributed to the storm the first major hurricane to hit New York since Donna killed 36 persons in 1960 A 19yearold Long Island woman out to see the storm was hit by a falling tree During the morning Belle moved north up the Connecticut River valley already drenched by four days of rain associated with another weather system The Deerfield River in the Green Mountains of Vermont overflowed its banks and the National Weather Service urged valley residents to evacuate their homes By 7 the storm which dumped almost four inches of rain on New York City overnight had left inches in West Dover and inches in Becket Mass Dozens of families in southern Vermont were evacuated from their homes and major highways were cut off BS Connecticut River tributaries overflowed Seventy flights were canceled at Bostons Logan International Airport many of ftem because the planes had been ferried to other airports for safekeeping Malfunction Caused Late Flood Report LOVELAND Colo AP A broken National Weather Service radar transmitter caused a delayed warning for residents of the Big Thompson Canyon the night a flash flood struck the area a newspaper reported today The Rocky Mountain News quoted Robert Beck of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as saying a broken remote radar transmitter in limon cost the Denver forecaster on duty some precision in pinpointing severe weather and also slowed his work Child Abuse Part I Child Abuse Frequent Convictions Hard To Get Final County Third in Cases Investigated Problem In Arizona Higher than National Average 7 i nprsnrinel durinB the first quarterof Editors Note This IB the first of a fourpartwrles on child abuse and efforts under way In the Valley to help cope with the growing problem of parents who abuse their By DAN WEBER Staff Writer In June 1975 Shad Everett Marquez 11 months old was found dead in a Coolidgehome his body hanging from a dresser drawer The corners report said the child was suffocated Three months later his mother Pamela Rose Marquez was The abusive parent cannot distinguish between the right way and wrong way to discipline a child protective services officers say Charged with murder three months t took to develop a murder case against her County Attorney James E Don recalled It wasnt the first time the child had been abused the coroner s report noted fading bruises also were found on the boys body That in fact often distinguishes whether a parent is abusive to the child the abusive parent cannot distinguish between the right way and wrong way to discipline a child protective services officers say Ten months after the childs death the mother pleaded guilty to tolling the child She was sentenced to one year in the Final County Jail and ordered to undergo five years psychiatric probation The file on the case standing 12 inches thick illustrates the problem facing legal authorities in child abuse find neglect cases Don said convictionson child abusers are hani to come by Unless the child dies often authorities can dev elop no legal case against a parent Don said Abused children seldom admit that their parents are at fault a report by Arizona Community Development for Abuse and Neglect ACDAN notes Donoffered agreement Im in the middle of a custody hearing right now you have people crying The hearings are messy you know Its pitting blood againsE Wood But in the meantime the beatings and abuse continue DES statistics for the first three months of 1976 show that two children died in Arizona as a result of abuse or neglect by parents Three more children were permanently disabled and 48 were hospitalized in serious condition An official for ACDAN in Phoenix said released in 1975 that showed Arizonas per capita rate for child abuse at twice the national norm are not the problem remains serious Pinal Countys rale of referrals accepted for investigation was the third highest in the state behind Pima and Maricopa counties according to DES figures That compares with cases investigated in Maricopa County and 553 cases in Pima County the report shows Following Pinal County was Coconino County with 65 referrals Pinal Countys per capita rate of abuse and neglect followed but a fraction behind the state rate of 11 cases per persons for the period ACDAN figures from 1975 estimated that onefourth of the bone fractures of children brought into hospital emergency rooms between the ages of birth to 3 years old were the result of an abusive parent One out of 10 children brought into the emergency room suf fering from trauma injuries is the victim of abuse ACHAN figures showed Statistics also indicate that if the abuse is not diagnosed on the first occurrence it will increase in frequence and severity the report said The unfolding picture of the battered and neglected child prompted Final County probation officers to write every doctor in the county recently requesting they report any suspected abuse before releasing a young patient from care Jerry Stogner county chief probation officer said he ordered the letters sent to give state Child Protective Services workers a head start in treating cases of abuse The county is responsible for relaying cases of suspected abuse or neglect from local law enforcement agencies to CPS he said State Department of Economic Security figures showed 133 reports in the state of abuse or neglect made by doctors or hospital and clinical personnel during the first quarter of 1976 During the same period 131 reports were trade statewide by school nurses teachers and other school personnel 279 reports were made by enforcement personnel and 272 were received from friends or neighbors of the families But the DES figures compiled from reports filed with the Quid Protective Services section do not reflect the services offered to the entire family said Jane Adams District 5 income main tenance specialist Ms Adams emphasized the agencys twofold goal protecting Onefourth of the bone fractures of child ren below three years of age who are brought into hospital emergency rooms were the result of an abusive parent the welfare of tlv child while attempting to maintain the parents claim to the child Accomplishing the latter goal means offering counseling programs to parents of abused or neglected children to prepare them for the return of the child if it hasbeen sent to n foster home or to teach them to change attitudes that could result in the child being removed Mrs Adams said Soo Child Abuse 3   

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