Tucson Citizen, August 2, 1977

Tucson Citizen

August 02, 1977

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Tucson Citizen (Newspaper) - August 2, 1977, Tucson, Arizona SWmJPSTPAIKES Look inside for a winner VOL 107 NO 183 Tucson Citizen TUCSON ARIZONA TUESDAY AUGUST 2 1977 A GANNETT NEWSPAPER 4 STOCKS PAGE 5D 42 PAGES 15 CENTS Kino abortions Pima must rule Drug smugglers can be charged coming and going By JAMES R WYCKOFF Citizen Staff Writer Drug smugglers Be it known that in rare instances the law can be used against you both coming and going Consider the case of a Nogales Ariz man accused of flying marijuana into the United States Manuel Leopoldo RodriguezRamirez 26 not only was charged in Pima Coun ty Superior Court with being part of a drug smuggling con spiracy but was also arrested on federal charges of illegally exporting the money he allegedly used to pay for the grass The official charge in the federal indictment is con spiracy to export monetary instruments in excess of without reporting it to the government The US Attorneys Office acknowledging that the felo ny charge is rarely used claims RodriguezRamirez met with several coconspirators in Tucson early in July and dis cussed a proposed flight to Mexico with to pay for marijuana Only RodriguezRamirez was arrested on the money smuggling charge The government says the Nogales man flew a Cessna aircraft from Tucson to Mexico and picked up a load of marijuana on July 2 It claims that after unloading the cargo here RodriguezRamirez took off for Mexico again with the cash earmarked for the foreign drug supplier He didnt fill out the required federal forms or file the necessary reports on the transfer of the money the govern ment claims Cases involving transportation of such large sums of money across the international line without govern ment approval are usually handled by the government as a civil matter notes Asst US Ally John Hawkins A suspect faces forfeiture of all or part of the money or a substantial civil fine if the money cannot be recovered at the border because it has been spent outside the United States But there are two littleknown criminal sections of feder al law that prohibit exporting large sums of money or other monetary instruments without government approval One section calls for a maximum penalty of a year in prison and a fine of up to a if the money smuggling is a tone act But Hawkins said if the money case is part of the commission of any other violation of federal law the crime becomes a felony as in the case against Rodriguez Ramirez The penalty for the felony is up to five years in prison and a fine By THOMAS P LEE Citizen Staff Writer The State Court of Appeals has ruled that the Pima County Board of Supervisors must decide whether to provide abortions for women on wel fare whether for medical reasons or because itfe child is unwanted As a result some board members say they will try soon to draw up a definite policy for physicians at Kino Community Hospital who for several months have used their own judgment on performing therapeutic versus elective abor tions Supervisor Conrad Joyner said yesterday he will ask his board colleagues for a vote as soon as possible on banning abortions except in the case of rape incest malformed fetus or physi cal or psychological harm to the mother as de termined by physicians He says hospital offi cials tell him about 100 abortions are performed at Kino monthly but they Irwe no way of break ing the figure down into reasons for abortions However Joyner may have the support of only Sam Lena who says only abortions that are specifically required by law should be per formed Supervisors Katie Dusenberry and David Yetman say they prefer the current policy of leaving abortion decisions to the physician and the patient Chairman E S Bud Walker re fusing to vote on the matter when it has come up in the past says the supervisors have no busi ness involving themselves in the county hospi tals medical operations Two years ago the board contained a majori ty that favored banning elective abortions But the boards legal advisors noted federal iaws which at that time stated all kinds of abor tions should be available to indigent women As a result the board issued a statement urging doc tors to avoid performing elective abortions but to use their own judgment The appeals court upheld a Superior Court Continued page 2A Carter End penalty for pot possession WASHINGTON AP President Carter called today for the elimination of all federal criminal penalties for the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana But the President said in a message to Con gress and an accompanying fact sheet that trafficking in marijuana should remain a seri ous federal criminal offense He called for tougher enforcement of federal laws regulating narcotics and ordered Ally Gen Griffin Bell to intensify investigations of links between organized crime and drug traffic king But in a section dealing with marijuana the President said Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself and where they are they should be changed He said it was time to implement the recom mendations of the National Commission on Mari juana and Drug Abuse which concluded five years ago that marijuana use should be decrimi nalized Therefore I support legislation amending federal law to eliminate all federal criminal penalties for the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana he said Carter asked the Justice Department to study with the State and Treasury departments the possibility of revoking the passports of known major drug dealers and freezing the as sets they have accumulated from illegal drug trading He asked Bell to look into proposals that would deny pretrial release to certain persons charged with drug dealings The President called for improved effective ness of federal drug treatment programs stating that they have been loo narrow in conception and practice He directed Joseph A Califano Jr secretary of Health Education and Welfare to study the possibility of centering drug research in the fed era Addiction Research Center and urged spe cial attention to the study of barbiturates He called for a special audit of drug compa nies to determine whether they are complying with barbiturate regulations said the attorney general should intensify efforts to prosecute physicians who knowingly over prescribe drugs including barbiturates Carter whose three sons have tried marijua na said the drug continues to be an emotional and controversial issue 32 jobs eliminated Council scales down budget cuts By MARK KIMBLE Citizen Staff Writer A sharply divided City Council tossed political taunts back and forth before voting to partially back down on its plans for a million budget cut that would have left many city employes jobless In an afternoon study session yester day the council reached a hardfought compromise to eliminate the jobs cur rently held by one parttime and 31 full time city employes The job eliminations do not neces sarily mean that those employes will be out of work since there are 39 vacant positions in the city for which some may qualify An additional 33 fulltime positions and one parttime position now vacant also were eliminated The action partially rescinded an earlier order to City Manager Joel D Valdez to trim the budget by million in two stages this fall The first stage which was sched uled to trim million from the budget will now total about 518 million The council earlier ordered plans drawn up by Oct 1 to carve an addi tional million from the budget but that order has been delayed for months following dire warnings from Valdez The council yesterday voted to re tain 13 jobs that Vafdez had recom mended doing away with to meet the million reduction Retained in the 137778 budget were two police sergeants three police offi cers a fire battalion chief parks super intendent the employe benefits super visor fleet services foreman commu nications superintendent two foremen in the Operations Department and a stagehand supervisor for the Communi ty Center The councils decision to retain the five positions in the police department was hailed last night during a regular meeting of the Fraternal Order of Po lice attended by nearly 100 members Officer William Shoemaker a trust Continued page 2A Citizen Photo by II Darr Beiser Enjoying life Thorn Hunt University of Arizonas worldclass distance runner skirts Kennedy Park Lake and dodges rocks during a lateaf ternoon workout For Hunt who runs an average of 8590 miles per week running is my life Story on page ID A quick look at Whats inside 0 RESIDENTS of the Martin Luther King Jr Apartments live in the most crimeridden area in the city but the elderly inhabi tants love their homes Page 1C REFUGEES Willing Chen and Phung Tu Hunyh hope their new Chi nese restaurant is a success so they can get out of the business and do something they like Page IB DONT LIKE to be stow Its embarrassing to be slow says AllStar high schoo gridder Fred Freeman who hopes to be a defensive mainstay for Ari zona this fall Page 3D winds Those large black clouds covering the sun Are sure to put a damper on outdoor fun Cam Purz Tucsons weather apparently has gotten into a rut and the National Weather Service says its going to be that way for several days There is a 40 per cent chance of evening thundershowers some with strong gusty winds today and tomorrow Temperatures also are expected to remain the same with a high in the upper 90s and a low in the upper 70s pre dicted for tomorrow Yesterdays high was 100 and the over night low was 79 Only a few sections of the city received rain yesterday despite predictions of some heavy thunderstorms The weather service at the airport recorded only a trace while 08 of an inch was reported at the University of Arizona and 50 near North Swan Road and East Sunrise Elsewhere powerful thunderstorms lashed the Eastern Seaboard drenching New Jersey with up to four inches of rain and triggering power falures in New York A series of thunderstorms flooded streets and triggered temporary power outages in portions of New Jersey Full weaker report page 8A Charter Change The City Council Monday is expected to schedule a public vote in the November general election on a City Charter amendment to require voter approval of bonds paid by taxes Such bonds are issued through the Tucson Community Center bonding authority without voter consultation The proposed amendment is a compromise reached with John Varga to encourage him to drop his petition drive for several charter changes which officials claim would s cripple the city I Pilots death Fran J im fr cis Gary Powers who spent 21 months in a Russian prison I after his U2 spy plane crashed j In the Soviet Union in 1960 I died yesterday in the crash of I his television news helicopter Details page 14A Lightning storm A spectacular night of lightning touched off dozens of brush and timber fires in Northern Cali fornia last night including a Powers 3000acre blaze 30 miles east of San Francisco that forced 50 families to flee their homes In addition to the Mt Diablo fire others were burning in valuable redwood stands along the north coast and in the Big Sur area south of Monterey all left tinder dry by Call i long drought A New York killer Stacy Moskowitz died yester day the sixth victim of New Yorks selfdescribed Son of Sam and her mother appealed to the killer to end his year long rampage of terror Details page 2A Telephone Strike Employes of the Bell Sys tem including an estimated 7000 to 8000 in Arizona are scheduled to go on strike at midnight Sunday an action that couid delay operatorassisted telephone calls in Arizo na Operators and phone installers who make and J740 an hour respectively have rejected the companys offer of a 10 per cent wage increase over the next three years Postal fraud Is the US Postal Service guilty of consumer fraud by charging 13 cents for a letter which apparently costs only g cents to deliver The National Association of Attorneys General thinks its a possibility pointing out that the law says that first class rates cant be used to subsidize other postal rates The association has instructed its consumer protection commit tee to investigate Where to find it Bridge12A Cll Charlie 14A Classified 7C Comics7D 1C Deaths 7C Editorial 2C AMI Landers 27 Mendelsohn 11A IB Rec 5A TVRadfo 7B Weather IV Stan li1 ;