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Tucson Citizen (Newspaper) - September 10, 1977, Tucson, Arizona Look inside for a winner VOL 107 NO 217 Tucson Citizen TUCSON ARIZONA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10 1977 A GANNETT NEWSPAPER 50 PAGES 15 CENTS IRS char Lance coverup WASHINGTON UPI Bert Lance attempted to cover up details of his personal finan cial troubles that may have jeopardized Senate confirma tion of his appointment as budget director federal investi gators have told Congress A top federal banking official assisted in the coverup by hid ing damaging information about Lance in a bathroom closet for eight months accord ing to the Internal Revenue Service report released last night The investigative report made public by the Senate Governmental Affairs Commit tee which confirmed Lance last winter said the budget director knew of a criminal investiga tion into his finances when he went before his confirmation hearing on Jan 17 Between the time of his nomination by Presidentelect Carter on Dec 3 and his Senate appearance the report said Lance learned of the investiga tion of his personal and cam paign overdrafts at the First National Bank of Calhoun Ga Lance in an unsworn state ment attached to the IRS re port said he had no knowledge of the criminal inquiry into his banking activities when he in formed Carter of his qualifica tions to be budget chief last December Lance said he learned of the Justice Department inquiry sometime after he met with Carter in early December Lance who is due to appear before the Governmental Af fairs Committee for question ing on Thursday made no mention of the inquiry during his confirmation hearings and neither did federal banking offi cials The IRS report also accused Robert Bloom acting comp troller of the currency when Lance was being considered by the Senate for the White House budget post contributed to the concealment The report said Bloom re fused on advice of Lances at torney to provide information to FBI agents making a back ground check on Lance in order to guarantee his credentials The report said the Office of the Comptroller prepared a press release on the matter which Lance carried in his pocket to the hearings but never made public Lance helped edit the press release the IRS report said to assure it contained no informa tion about a federal order pro hibiting further campaign over drafts from his bank Dont buy trouble if you can avoid it Lance was quoted as saying The report said Bloom sealed damaging information about Lance in a bathroom closet safe for eight months to pre vent press leaks There were these other de velopments in the Lance con troversy White House Press Secretary Jody Powell indicated during the daily press briefing Carter was not prepared to make any Continued page 2A A quick took at British bread Shoppers fainted in the streets motorists jammed a main high way near London arid shopkeepers were threatened with violence as Britons prepared themselves for The Great Bread Famine when 57000 bakery workers went on strike this morning Shoppers were in the streets long before the strike was to begin queueing up to buy what little bread remained on store shelves And newspapers blossomed with recipes on how to bake home bread Aims Sale The Pentagon plans to sell million in military goods from tanks to harpoon missiles to seven coun tries Congress has been told The sale in cludes million worth of Hawk missiles for Iran which also will receive US training for 200 air force personnel The announcement was made public by the Pentagon because the Arms Export Con trol Act requires the Defense Department to report all such sales Unless specifically rejected by Congress the sales will be auto matically approved Canal Carnival Panamanians danced through the streets last night as Ca ribbean music blared from bars and loud speakers in Panama City in celebration of the newly signed canal treaty About 250000 wildly cheering the head of their government Gen Omar Torrijos as he relumed to Panama with the treaty The celebration waTgovemmentsponsored Gas pablS Despite expected sav ings from the newly proposed USCanadian pipeline Alaskan natural gas will cost nearly 70 per cent more than gas now sold in inter state commerce Cost overruns from the project which will bring natural gas from Alaskas North Slope to the lower 48 states through Canada may boost the price tag of the line up to billion according to Energy Secretary James Schlesinger Still the pipe line should save consumers million a year when compared with an alternative all US route he said Bal6 Packing winds of more than 100 miles an hour Typhoon Babe lashed into Japans southernmost islands today and moved toward the mainland leaving at least one dead and more than 70 injured Thou sands of homes were destroyed Downpours from the rain inundated the coast flooding houses and causing landslides said officials who believe Babe to be the worst typhoon to approach Japan since 1959 Governor pOWer Once the for gotten chief executives the nations gover nors now feel they have more impact than ever before The group just ended a week long conference in Detroit with its leadership expressing new confidence in the power of the governors office During the meeting the Democraticdominated conference also voted to endorse President Carters welfare plan Citizen CharlicV Crossword Citizen Charlie offers in his newest cross word puzzle challenge Monday In the Tucson Citizen Clues will be published Tuesday Cor rect solution to this weeks puzzle is on page 7A Citizen Photo by Ron Lotxten A sideline shot of a Sabino High School quarterback RJ Lundstrom tells the story His team lost again for the 22nd straight time Details page IDA Where to find it Cil Charlie 7A Deaths 2B Pub Rec 2B Classified 2B Editorial IB Sports H2A Comics 8 A Focus 5 A Weather 7A Puzzle 2A Movies Ole Your Stars 7A 15 chanting Ugandans face firing squad KAMPALA Uganda AP Before being publicly executed by a firing squad 15 Ugandans chanted Let us die for what we dont know for what we have not done let our blood flow a witness reported today The men including teachers businessmen and former govern ment officials stood erect as they were shot one by one yesterday under the Queens clock tower on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital Twelve had been convicted of plotting against President Idi Amin and three of murder and treason The witness gave this account of the execution About three hours before the execution large crowds began gathering nsar the clock tower Soldiers on the firing squad armed as fcr battle raced up and down Kampalas avenues in 10 jeeps and three MG jets made several passes over the city The condemned men were driven up at about pm a half hour before the time set for the execution blindfolded and dressed in black and red robes As they were led out of military vehicles they began chanting in their native language They were bound hand and foot to water drums filled with sand and they stood erect as the order to commence firing was given Two military sharp shooters were assigned to each man Government photographers recorded the executions When they were finished soldiers untied the bodies and dragged them to waiting vehicles Abroad suspicion grew that reports of an operation on Amin and that he subsequently fell into a coma were a hoax possibly to head off appeals for the lives of the condemned Diplomats said Amin did not attend the executions and Radio Uganda made no mention of his condition or his whereabouts in any of its broadcasts yesterday Just one more week to win your hundred bucks The people whose nami are listed below are lucky winners in the Sweepstakes and you might be too Just look inside for details on how to enter Claire Zajicek Ray Peralta Reva Smith Hazel F Holt Louise Wallis Frances Lopez Marjorie S Krouse Josephine Naylor Donald Heasley Subdividers may face stiffer water rules By DAVID DYKES Cltlien Staff Writer State water officials have proposed that munici pal water utilities and developers of rural subdivi sions be forced to prove they can supply adequate water to future residents Officials say the idea is intended to guard against land fraud But it is considered in part unfeasible by at least one local developer The proposals came this week from the Arizona Water Commission and would coincide with an exist ing state law that requires subdividers to show that adequate water supplies exist in areas where water availability is not proven explained Philip Briggs chief hydrologist for the commission Briggs said a public hearing will be scheduled on the proposals before recommendations are forwarded to the state real estate department which approves subdivision applications According to state law a developer must submit plans for a subdivisions water supply before a plat is recorded The proposals stipulate tha developers of a sub division not aligned with a metropolitan water supply such as in Phoenix or Tucson must show the area has enough water to serve its residents for 100 years Briggs explained Developers would not be allowed to drill more than 200 feet to find groundwater according to the proposals Municipal water utilities serving rural or outlying areas must not go deeper than 1200 feet in search of groundwater the proposals also say Tuc sons groundwater system would be exempt from the proposals because of a special provision under the state law officials note The intent of the proposals is to inform the consumer of what he is getting into and in so doing perhaps control the subdivision Briggs said If we find the water supply is inadequate then the real estate department will require the developer to so notify the customer by putting a notice in his contract Briggs said that in the past few if any deveiopers have been denied subdivision permits by the state because of a water supply considered inadequate Reaction to the proposals is mixed Most of the water officials and developers contacted refused comment until they could study the proposals However Mel Zuckerman president of the South em Arizona Homebuilders Association and owner of a private water company criticized the 100year pro posal He added the depth limitation on residential wells may be unreasonable I would tend to think that it the 100year pro posal is unfeasible Zuckerman said If that kind of situation is imposed upon each developer where he has to get that complete of a hydrology study it would add considerably to his engineering study costs and add considerably to the cost of every potential house Of the depth proposal he said I could see areas where that could present a problem Water is a very strange thing You can go to some areas and dig a well hundreds of feet deep and come up dry and you can go to other areas and dig a well a hundred feet deep and find plenty of water Briggs explained the proposed 100year supply stipulation was suggested because the statute says that the water rate of use has to be commensurate with normal practices in Arizona Since nobody in Arizona has run out of water yet we didnt have a normal practice so weve selected a hundred years The 200foot residential well limit was proposed after a review of state land department records showed that level is about the average of domestic wells drilled in the state he said Twas a stormy night What a show lightning Made in the shies Twos enough to reflect The fear in my eyes Koward Lightning struck not once not twice but precisely 508 times in the metropolitan area last night during a storm thai shed more light than rain on many parts of Tucson Although the rain gauge at Tucson International Airport registered 99 inch of precipita tion only 3 inch fell overnight in the Speedway Boulevard Rain Scoreboard Citizen Photos by H DanReiser When that rare wet stuff started falling last night benefit Softball players scattered to the four winds at Hi Corbett Field The competi tion resumed later however with the cast from the Little House on the Prairie televi sion show battling it out with crews from local radio and TV stations to raise funds for the CODAC drug abuse control program Despite the rain some fans stayed on although 11 yearold Dina Shanks bottom probably wished that eyeglasses were equipped with windshield wipers The Little House cast is filming an episode at Old Tucson Yesterday Year to date Normal to date Last year to date Airport 99 583 803 360 Anklam Road area and only a few drops were recorded by gauges near East Golf Links and South Prudence roads and Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon roads Officials from Tucson Gas Electric Co which counts the bolts also reported one ligh ningcaused power outage thai turned off the lights from to last night in two areas one bounded by 4th and 6th streets and 10th and 1st ave nues and another between 4th and Park avenues north of the Southern Pacific railroad tracks The outage iffected three highrise housing units the Tucson House and the Martin Luther King and Armo ry Park apartments but no difficimies were reported In Winkelman roughly an hours drive north of Tucson police reported the Gila River was at flood stage at 10 pm yesterday with waters rising about a foot every five min utes The water however then began to decline and nearby residents were not evacuated The chances for more rain are set at 40 per cent tonight and expected to increase to 60 per cent tomorrow the Nation al Weather Service says The high temperatures over the weekend should be near 90 with overnight lows in the low 70s Yesterdays high was 98 and the overnight low was 74 Full weather report page 7A
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