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Yuma Daily Sun, The (Newspaper) - January 3, 1977, Yuma, Arizona the SUN 43rd Issue, 74th Year 1 5 Cents and ARIZONA SENTINEL 20 Pages Yuma, Arizona, Mon., Jan. 3, 1977 SUN Telephone 783-3333 SENTINEL 251st Issue, 104th Year NEW YEAR'S BABY Mrs. I'en-ancc (Karen) Moore-. 2-1. holds 7-pound. 7- Yuma Kenioual Medical Center. Mother and lil1' lilst in Yuma in daughter were discharged yesterday lo their home at IYH.V1C I'liiitci by Crace Delphi IHV7. The lilUe arrived at Saturdav sit MCAS. Befhcmy was first baby of '77 in Yuma Little 7- pound, V-ounce Bethany Dawn Moore probably had no idea her birth would make Page 1 news. Hut the first Vuma baby born in the new vear alwavs does The daughter nf Sgt. ami Mrs. Teirance Moore, both 2-1. ol 1 :ird Ave.. MCAS. Hethany made her new year's entrance at -1 :fi'.t a. in. Saturday at Yuma Regional Medical Center. She was delivered by Dl Kills Hrowning. Bethany and her mother were discharged Irom the hospital yester- day. The tlewesl Moore Weill home In meet her sistrr Hutb Ann. :t. and brother Members nl the Hyacinth Blue Hird Troop were on hand at the hospital lor Bethany's departure. They presented her ir.utber u iih ,i blue bird- embroidered qiiih made bv the troop Yuma had foggy New Year's start The new year in Vnina was greeted (irand Canyon. Him and with a rolling fog Saturday and Sunday White Mountains. Flagstaff reports Ml mornings. (See photo. inches of snow had fallen this morning Moist air. temperatures in the upper and 1 lawle-y Lake had '23 inches oi snow high humidity caused by rains nnd on the ground. light winds contributed to the foggy conditions. Vuma International Airport officials The WGOther report visibility Saturday was 1 Kith of a mile. Sunday's visibility dropped _ down to but otlicials say the airport was not closed. The National Weather Servic ionget trial started ASPKN, Colo. iAP) Claudine l.onget was escort eil into i he courtroom bv her ex -husband, sjnger Andv Wiliiams. as jury selection began today tor bei felony manslaughter in the shoo-im: death ot her lover. The small, lender Miss I.onget appeared calm as >he walked into the I'itkin County District Court surrounded by Williams and her at- torm-y- "1 ,ur. re-ally just here to lend support at ;he lii'si to he with my kills." reports humidity both mornings neared Weathermen say lighl sprinkles on the Vuma area shortly after 2 a.m. today. The moisture was part ot a storm system coming trom central Calilornia and Nevada. Winter storm warnings were in effect in the mountain areas around ihe Sfafe narcotics force to be bipartisan effort PHOKMXlAPl Kftortslocreatea statewide narcotics strike force are expected to end in a hi part is an proposal when the legislature convenes Jan. 10. (iov. Kaul Castro has recommended expanding the Border County Strike statewide. He said the force should be separate from the Depait- merit ot Public Safetv iDPS) and good evening Yuma BKFORK TIIK DKBATKS START, a Vuma Chamber of Commerce committee wants to he prepared on upcoming Legislature issues. I'ajjoH KOl'K AHKCDMI'KTINC for the Silver Spur Kodeo queen crown. nation AMKKK'AN were writing new history during the bicen- tennial year P.-ifjc 1 PKKSIDKNT FORD'S POSITION' on the Helsinki accords is finally vindicated by a recent study, says columnist Cluylnn Kritchey. sports BKAVKS' owner Ted Tumor hns been suspended by Hnse-biill C'nmmissioner Howie Kuhn for tampering with another trim's plity.-rs. 11 Comics---- Crossword Editorial Markets___ 15 14 4 2 Parker .........................6 Weather........................9 Women.........................7 Movies........................14 headed by a hoanl of sheriffs and county attorneys from all M counties. Kep. Tony West. K Phot-nix, heads a special committee that has been studying the need for a statewide force-. The panel has boiled its conclusions down to two alternatives: Castro's recommendation and a proposal that the force be a part ot DPS. "If we create an autonomous agency we can always move it under DPS it il isn't working properly." West said. "Hut it would be very hard to take it cuit of DPS once it's established there The statewide strike force is en- visioned as an intelligence agent-v coupled with a battery ol prosecutors lo help local law enforcement officers arrest drug traffickers and bring them 'oirial. 'Ihe border county force spent million last year to provide mostly intelligence information on movement of Mexican through Vurna. Cochise. Pirna and Santa Crux coun- ties. DPS has been the statewide narcotics enforcement agency since There has been friction between the two agencies, with DPS officers complaining that the strike force has been making "cheap busts" for pu icily, and the strike force com- plaining that DPS agents do not cooperate, well with local authorities. "Kveryone would walk away from it if DPS gains said Terry Grimble. strike force director. lie. denied that the strike force has gone, too far into enforcement "We definitely don't spend any time- on the street peddler unless it's at the requcstof a local agency." he said. DPS officials say they already have the personnel and facilities available for a statewide narcotics strike force, at little additional cost to the taxpayer. The state "can't afford" to have two separate drug forces, said I A. Col. Larry Thompson, chief of DPS criminal investigations. Authorities from other states would he forced to deal with two agencies, and the result would be a breakdown, he predicted. KENNERLY SWORNIN Beaver is chairman of county supervisors Marion Heaver, a five-year member of the Vuma County Hoard ol Super- visors, this morning was elected board chairman for the coming year. Heaver, a Parker resident who represents Dist. succeeds Dist. '2 Supervisor tilen Strohm as chairman. He was elected lo the post by Sirohm and incoming Disl. 1 Supervisor Hob Kennerly. The new chairman, a Democrat, was elected lo his second board term in the Nov. '2 general election. He defeated independent candidates Dennis (lowland and Dr. K. Walter Schuessler and Republican Caiyl Stanley. Kennerly. who replaces I lenry on ihe board, was sworn in along with new ('ountv Assessor Alberta Smith belore (lie meeting. Vuma County Superior Court .1 mine William W. Nahours conducted the ceremony. (Srcphotn. Kennerly defeated in I he September 1 lemocratic primary and then out polled Republican William Hlair in the general elect ion. Mrs. Smith, a Democrat, ilelealed independents (ieorge A inn vi sea and John Tansey and Republican Morris Court right Jr. in the genera I election. In other business, the supervisors learned that a requesl tor federal funds to replace five bridges had been turned down by the Kconomic Development Administration. However, a request to KDA for money to build a new county jail complex is Mill pending, il was reported. The county had requested trom KDA to replace the bridges. Thev are located at :l'Jml Street and the Kasl Main Canal: Somerion Avenue and the Kasl Main Drain; Somerton Avenue and the West Main Canal: Avenue between County M'.h and l.'iih: and on Avenui' K between Counly MHh and llth. County Manager reported the jail complex is si ill in limbo He sail] KDA noljti.-d bin; that I lie county's request lor million was being sent to a lederal law enlorcemenl agency Inr consideration. The jail, if funded, would lie a single slory struct lire wil h a base men I. which would serve Iinlh the cnunly and the city o] Vuma. pointed mil thai KDAV lailure to fund the bridge project was not unexpected it) lighl ol the number of requests for In nils through the public works program. The county was in competition with other governments in the stale for the Sl-l million allotted lo Nationally, (he program provided billion lor public works projects. I lowever. said requests lor the hinds total mitre than S'Jfi billion. The supervisors continued the ap- pointment ol all department heads and opened bids lor I wo The count v is seek a inoior grader for the highway department and a pickup for the grounds .mil maintenance depart- ment. A decision on reversion to acreage for Mesa Mobile Homes Kstnles was postponed tor lurlher study. A hearinj; on thai property was also held without public piolest. The planning and commiss-jnn has recom- mended Ihe The board learned that highway ol I icials trom t he governor s ol lice have completed a 11-monlh i rat tic study ol county roads. The sludv. which cusi the stale more than mcludes mads in I he lour incoi put a led rnmmuitit ie> in Vuma County, h will be presented to the supervisors -Ian. 17. ATTIKK NKW JUDGK Kill i lelm new Yuma County Superior ('olirl .Jlldfje ol Division 2. is helped Into his rolies bv his wile Kliiiiu- and Supreme Court Chiel JusLice .lames Duke Cameron. Cameron, who presided at this morning's swearing in i-eremonv. noted the robe he has on is the same one lie wore when on the Vuma County I livision '2 Superior ('otirl bench in Additional pholo ISunlolol Quips dot Helm's swearing-in The swearing-in of Vuma County Superior Court Division '1 Judge Hill I lelm this morning was it solemn ceremony tinged with lillle barbs and chuckles. Remarks about the new judge's quarters, courtroom and two sides lo a campaign ad prompted surprised bursts of laughter throughout, the ceremony. Chief .lustice ol the Supreme Court .Jsimcs Duke (.'amcron. a former Vuma County Division 2 judge himself, performed the swearing-in. He spoke of his time as a locnl judge, nnling the installation of new office carpeting and wall hangings since his time. "As chief justice I get to quartern, not just look a round." he said. Attorney Tom president of the Arixona Bar Assn., praised judges. He assured Helm of the support of all Yuma at- torneys, including; those whose- naim-.s appeared in a Vuma Daily Sun ml supporting Helm's primary election opponent Wm. Michael Smith. Chouhis commented on IMm's, framing and display of the ad in his office, saying he wns sure the ad would not sway I lelm in his judgments. Helm's quip that it was those names on the ncl opposing him that gnt him elected was met with a burst of laughter. Also on hand lor ihe swearing-in The ceremony, held in the Division I were Vuma County Supenor Conn courtroom at the county courthouse .Judges William and Douglas atlended by Helm'-; familv Keddie ami retired -Imlge John of local attorneys, county 'o'llicials McCiuire. whom Helm is replacing. courthouse personnel am) well-wishers' Land fraud figure is stabbed to death FLOKFXCF., (Al'l Aiiihnny N. SiTra. Icirmcr sale-, r ill the df.'luncl (ircal Soulhwi-sl Land and Cattle C.ii wns stiihbi-il In death Indav ill Suite Prison. Warden I l.-irolil Card well said. Serra was servim; chilli to Id years un II fraud ciiunts in cuniiecl ion with tin- land firm which i-nllapsed in after bilking thousands ol inveslors nut ol an million. "There were aluinl inmates in the industrial yanl when ii happened." said Cardwell. "A murder weapnn has been found. A hcimcmadc shank was found outside the building in a trash barrel." Serra was slabbed twice in Ihe chest and once in the head as he worked in the laclory. ihe warden said. Ihe viciim hail been a proseculiun witness aCiiniM si-ViT.d lellow ollicials ol (Ireal Snulhivesl. who also were com icled and sent lo [irison. The Male agreed to tile only one lelony fharin' ac.-iinsl Sena ill relurn lor his jury leslimnnv. but later reinstated the I] char'ues when said his lestinionv was unlrulhfiil. (meat Southwest snld lots in several subdivisions, and several million dollars woth of worthless morluiiKe cnnlracls lo investors nationwide. Serra was convicted of making sales lo investors of monies signed bv persons who had no intention o'f niakinj; payments on them. The mor- Iliad's were signed by drunks in taverns and other persons, in exchange for in some cases, pnlice said.
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