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   Corona Norco Independent (Newspaper) - January 4, 1973, Corona, California                                 BUILDING BOOM—These dirt roads in the foreground and the fields around them will soon be taken over by homes a^^, Norco develops on its southwest side - behind CRC. The left  road leads straight to homes in the Richard Blair development and the right one used to be the "back road" to CRC-Bluff« Street. It now turns and fronts more Blair homes  along the river bluff. The houses here $re all part of the 1972 record construction valuation of |6.9 million in building permits issued. The 1971 total was $4.6 million. Homes to be  built on the still-bare ground here will be the Woodhaven Co. development, which is expected to put up over 600 homes in five years.  1,000 neW^homes in Norco's west side  Tract group presses on 1-15 route  By HENRY LEPPARD ' Some 50 residents of the Cresta Verde subdivision descènded upon Corona City Council last night to urge opposition to Norco's demand for rerouting of proposi Interstate Highway 15.  Ray Belefiel, 1470 Del Norte» president of Cresta Verde Home-^Owners Association, said his group now is circulating petitions opposing. Norco's stand. He asked the council to fòrrtiaily v oppose any change of routing other than a minor modification previously approved.  A MAJORITY of the Norco council wants the approved route Shifted easterly to miss developed sections of that city. Residents of the Stratford Homes tract in Corona also wanted the route shifted easterly to place the freeway away from their back yards.  The council, fearing a major shift would delay construction and move the approved site of a major interchange with Riverside Freeway, some time ^o approved a "minor modification" that would place the freeway between the Stratfoi-d and Cresta Verde tracts. Moving the interchange easterly would cause the loss of state aid in construction of an overpass at Main and Santa Fe Railway Co^v tracks, the council had learned.  THE COUNCIL'S prior action was affirmative in nature, and was not couched in terms of opposition to Norco's desires. Councilman James Rust explained the Corona council had been holding back to permit Norco to solye its own problems.  "All we've heard to this point is Norco's position,"'Rust said. "I think «it's time to start sounding Corpna's 'position."  Mayor Ròss Blandi said that Norco's desii^es definitely are. not in t^e best interests of Corona. Charles Jameson voiced agreement.  Councilman George Murphy then moved that the council re-endorse only a minor modification of the route, and take a definite stand of opposition to Norco's proposal. He also asked that copies of the resolution be sent to the state division of Highways and other I concerned persons and agen^lbes.  The motion obtained an enthusiastic and unanimous council approval, and a major exodus from the Council Chamber followed.  Report raps LA County smog effort  Although denying public contentions that the Los Angeles County Air Pollution Control District's emission control activities are inadequate and that a health hazard exists as a result, the special investitive .committee of the State Air Resources Board has recommended improved performance.  The ARB met yesterday in Anaheim, heard and accepted the committee report and voted unanimously to sSend a copy to the state attorney general.  The investigative report states unequivocally that the district continues to aet'^in violation of the Public Records Act. The charges, made last sp|ing, contended that the APCD vidated stat^ law by refusing to release emission data to the public.  . The committee report criticized the APCD for its interpretotion of the Trade Secrets Act to withhold informat^n from the public about how industries plan to control emissions from plants about to be built.  The report recommétidéd that th« district consider more comprehensive ground-level monitoring of harmful pollutants, more selective sampling of emissions in factory smokestacks, greater use of abatement orders to gain compliance with air standards.  Council votes center funding  WORLD  af a glance  Saboteurs executed  TEHRAN AP - Five saboteurs trained in Iraq were executed by firing squad today in Iran for planting bombs in' public places, a government communique announced.  Mark Spitz is engaged  LOS ANGELES AP - Olympic swimming champion Mark Spitz will marry UCLA coed Susan Weiner next May, it was announced today.  i^gyptian students riot  CAIRO AP - Riot police reinforcements arrived at suburban Ein Shams University today as about 1,000 protesting students vowed to remain on the closed campus unless authorities drive them out or release their imprisoned friends.  No early end ieei  lONDON AP - Father Daniel Berrigan, newly arrived from meetings with North Vietnamese delegates to the Paris peace talks, said today he could see no early end to the war in Indochina.  Sex education in France  PARIS AP - The Education Ministry announced today French high school pupils will receive "information on reproduction" beginning next fall, the first time sex education has entered the official French curriculum.  Air pollution hits Italy  VENICE, Italy AP - Air pollution is so acute at a giant industrial complex near, Venice that factories have been ordered to supply gas masks to workers. The action dramatized the deteriorating air quality in Italy. i,.  New clash in Paris  PARIS AP The semi-public Vietnam ■peace talks resumed today with a sharp clash between the Communists and the South Vietnamese over the peace agreement Henry A. Kissinger and .Le Due Tho drafted in October.  Recruit station hit  PORTLAND, Ore. AP - An explosion hit an Army recruiting station in a residential area early today, the second blast to damage a military office here this week.  No injuries were reported and no estimate of damage was immediately available.  Price control man fired  RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil AP -President Emilio G. Medici has fired the head of a federal agency in charge of controlling food prices after complaints from housewivesand ni^spapers about skyrocketing meat costs.  USSR in big crackdown  LONDON AP - The Soviet Union has launched a major crackdown on diraideflts, a group seeking amnesty for poiitical prisoners said today.  "Die human rights group. Amnesty International, said widespread arrests, political trials, the confining of dissidents to mental hospitals and loss of their jobs confirm the Soviet Union is Undertaking a massivi^ drive against dissent.  HERO'S WELCOME—Corona Police Chief Joe Greer (right) presents James V. Montoya, 29, to the city council to receive special honor for his daring rescue of two children from a blazing Riverside home on Nov. 21. The Corona reserve officer was returning home from his Riverside job when he saw the blazing structure. He plunged into the flame-filled house to rescue one child, and returned to carry the second out to safety. A special agent in charge of defense investigation at Norton Air Force Base witnessed Montoya"s heroism and wrote Greer, "Had not Montoya taken this action, the children would Jiave certainly perished." The agent explained that Montoya. "without regard for his personal safety and at great danger to himself, entered the house-which was engulfed in flames." He lauded the officer's calm and complete composure during the rescue. Montoya wants to become a full-time officer here, and he's now on the eligibility list.  Senate Demos vote 36-11 to cut off Viet war funds now  WÀSHINGTON (AP) — ;8^nate Democrats voted 36-11 today ttJ support a policy cutting off funds for the Vietnam war immediately.  The resolution, similar to one adopted by House Democrats Tuesday was sponsored in the Senate Democratic Ck)nference by Setj. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass.  Its only Conditions to a complete stop of funds |or th€>M|r were arrangements to insure safe withdrawal of American troops, return of American prisoners of war and accounting for A^nericans missing in action.  The conference earlier rejected by one vote, 24-23, a resolution by Sen. Heni7 M. Jacksqn, D-Wash., to invite President Nixon to meet with the joint leadership of (Congress to explain the breakdown of peace negotiations in December and the massive bombing of North Vietnam which followed.  MeajiwhiiCj in the House, tliere-was a battle of words between two. representatives at the year's first' scheduled committee hearing related to the war. •  The House scrap erupted when chaii^^n Benjamin S. Rosenthal, D-  Weather  Clearing tonight and mostly sunny tomorrow. Much colder toni^it with possible ,hard freeze In some areas.  Today's noon temperature was 51, after an overnight lo^ of 34. Yesterday's high wa»^.  N.Y., gaveled the House European subcommittee meeting to order and announced the State Department had refused to send a witness.  The hearing was to be not on the bombing itself but on its effect on U.S.European relations.  But Rep. Peter H.B. FYelinghuysen, R-N.J., accused Rosenthal of calling the hearing with no proper planning oi what it should cover and inadequate notification of subcommittee members.  "This is an outrageous abuse of authority by a chairman to hold a mockery of a hearing," FYelinghuysen said. And he asked later:  "What is the point of having a charade like this?"  Rosenthal did not answer the question directly but said he did not learn until late Wednesday that the State Depavt-ment would not send a witness.  At the White House, President Nixon held what was described as a "general review of the Indochina situation and the Paris negotiations" with key aides.  Deputy press, secretary Gerald L. Warren said those who joined in the conference were Secretary oi Defense Melvin R. Laird, Secrefary of State William P. Rogers, presidential adviser Henry A. Kissinger and Adm. Thomas H. Mooter Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Nixon arranged to meet imipediately after;ward with Kissinger and EllitTt L. Richardson, whose norilitteatipn to succeed Laird as secretary of Defense was submitted to the Senate today.  Corona OK's a six-month lease on life  Corona Community Center today has another six-months lease on life as (b^ result of city council action taken last night.  City Manager Jim Wheaton had recommended appropriation of funds sufficient to keep the center open for 90 days during which the city will determine if Norco and Riverside County will contribute financial support.  But Councilman George Murphy wasn't satisfied. He moved the appropriation of funds sufficient to keep the Center open for the balance of this fiscal year, and the council unanimously approved.  THE COUNCIL agreed that center workers, Juanita Ramirez and Vera Balderas, be placed in a contractual relationship with the city instead of becoming city employes. They would be subject to workman's compensation, but not to vacation time and other fringe benefits granted city employes.  The council instructed City Atty. Robert J. Timlin to draft a contract to be sighed by the workers and the city. The contract will spell out the contractual relationship of the workers to the city, and will place the workers under the . jurisdiction of the city manager.  UNTIL NORCO and the County of Riverside contribute to the funding of the operation,, the center will serve only residents of Corona. City Manager Jim Wheaton report^ that the number of Norco residents Using the center is minor, but residents of the unincorporated area around Corona make major use of it.  The state recently cut off funds to the Riverside County Economic Opportunity Board, forcing the city to permit the center to close or find other financing. The council ^id that continued operations are essential to the public welfare.'  The council agreed that letter \^ting and resolutions don't put enough pressure on the County Board of Supervisors; which' had not responded to the city's request for financial cooperation.  "What we have to do," said Councilman Charles Jameson, "is for three or four of us to get together and go see the board of supervisors." The council approved the suggestion.  If the county joins the project, the services of the center would be expanded to residents of unincorporated sections of the«county in the general Corona area. If Norco joins, services will be expanded to its residents.  Shock for Benete  OSLO, Norway AP - Boiete Oseid, wlw is a year old, has received a taxation card from thè authorities of the small city Porsgrunn in southern Norway.  The card was issued by the city'9 compute which had added 100 years to  her age, making he»- lOi.  '1  indèx  Oassified ......................10,11  Comics............................6  DearAbby...................'......7  editorial..........................4  Family Page.......................7  Good Health.......................5 <1  Horoscope,!....... ..............If  Markets..............t,............2  Memory Lane......................5  Sidewalk Slants.... ...............3  Sports............................8,9  Television.........................è  Blades and treads alter rolling hills  By BETTE REINCKE Almost 1,(XX) new homes, with the first few already occupied and the rest to grow gradually over the next five years, are planned for Norco's "west side.  The rolling hills that have extended from the Norconian Hills homes south and west past California Rehabilitation Onter, along the Santa Ana River bluffs to the Aubumdale Bridge are rapidly disappearing under the blades and treads of heavy equipment.  THE-LARGEST development in that area is by Woodhaven Development Co., which has maps in but has not yet gone to the planning commission.  On the map are 684 parcels which start next to the long-completed Norconian * Hills homes and spread to the under-construction portion of Richard Blair'? parcels near Bluff Street.  BLAIR planned the first development of 147 homes irt the area which had been open fields apparently forever. Bluff Street, unpaved after leaving River Road in Corona, meandered through the area and was used as the "back road" to CRC where it connects with Fifth Street under a CRC watchtower.  Now, it runs in a different nrood, with right-angled corners, curbs and gutters and pavement up to the area where Woodhaven's homes will begin. ^ THERE the old rough graveled road begins again but it's now intersected with other dirt roads used by equipment in the building of homes and Norc&s new sewer system which started in that area after crossing from Corona.  Blair also has plans to develop an added 91 lots which bring his total to 238 and that, added to Woodhaven's 684, is 922.  And 922 homes can be counted on to house at least 2,000 to 3,000 persons-a population explosion for Norco.  Servicemen slate candlelight vigil  SAN DIEGO (AP) — A spokesman for a group of discharged servicemen says they will lead a candlelight vigil protesting the departure Friday of the carrier Clonstellation for the Vietnam War.  Although Navy officials declined to comment on the deployment report, the carrier has been loading aircraft, presumably for a new departure.  A former petty officer, Dan O'Leary, said his group ^ known as San Diego Ck>ncemed Mil^ry would be joined by clergymen in the antiwar protest.  Too much to bear  PHOENIX, Ariz. AP - The tax burden in Arijona is, too heavy to bear-literally.  A spflkesman for the Arizona Tax Commission said Thursday the jacks collapsed Wednesday under a Ifirge van which had been loa^d with more tton 500,000 state income ^x forms.  It took two oversized wrecked to lift the over-taxed forward end of the van high enough to allow a large trac-tortruck to hook up to it, the spokesman said.  Moscow haying mushroom wlrifer  MGiroW AP - lite^ to warm .ia Ltningrad UMl musbroom* are growfog bi thé ' woods there. Tatt reported today.  Hie agency said tbteis the firtl time «lushrooQiji have «yff,^ grown in Janitarr that far mUiÊt ia the Soviet Union.  Most of Enrc^ii. RbmIs kM been virtually withMit thia winter. Normally the i te Uaaket«dJI»y snow 1«  m»   

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