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   Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph (Newspaper) - November 4, 1977, Colorado Springs, Colorado                                Zoning protects only the rights of politicians to con trol the property of Whitney COLORADO SPRINGS YOUR FREEDOM NEWSPAPER FRIDAY A Watchful Newspaper I06TH YEAR NOVEMBER 4 1977 15c DAILY35c SUNDAY FOUR 56 PAGES Council Tentatively OKs Million Budget By DICK FOSTER GT Staff Writer winners were Colorado Springs city employees and I he losers were the Chamber of Commerce and the district at torneys office as Colorado Springs City Council worked over the proposed 1978 city budget Programs and projects total ing more than million were added and others totaling more than were The net outcome of the morning work session added in posed city spending next Council members decided at the end of the meeting to con sider ways of funding the addi tional spending later during their informal meeting Although the budget still must be formally passed by council next Thursdays adjust ments are likely to be The proposed 1978 budget now totals including the million capital reserve which council agreed to raise next year as part of a twoyear plan to fund a million re serve for construction of a in the downtown urban renewal The biggest single item added Thursday was in wages and benefits for city em The money wi 11 be added to nearly million al ready proposed for increased employees salaries and fringe benefits for The council to raise em ployee salaries by instead of the 5 percent recom mended by City Manager George It will bring the total 1978 md niipfits increase to percent in stead of percent proposed Council also voted fo add 000 the city street unving Public Works Direc tor DeWitt Miller said consistent annual reductions in street pav ing funds would jeopardize the program of repaving 8 percent of the citys streets and would lead to serious de terioration of Other increases approved by council include for a drainage proj ect in the Van Teylingen Road for engineering and design of Bijou Street Bridge redecking and the Pikes Peak Avenue for partial pay ment to the municipal airport for airport land traded to the Air Force for Ent AFB for park land and for golf course Smaller additions were ap proved for a central recreation center and the planning depart The Chamber of Commerce and the District Attorneys of fice were two of the heaviest casualties of Thursdays bud get Council eliminated in proposed funding for the district attorneys new check fraud pro but elected to continue funding a consumer fraud pro gram also under the district at Two Chamber of Commerce programs designed to attract business to the region and the downtown area were elimi Proposed funding for the programs totaled Other projects eliminated were City funding of Pikes Peak Legal a program of legal aid for the City support of the detoxifi cation to be funded by the A summer jobs program for nondisadvantaged Reconstruction of the Bijou Street Bridge Smaller reductions were also approved in budgets of the Fine Arts advertising for the transit s e r vi and public buildings and Council also voted Thurs day to include million in next years budget for the cap ital reserve fund for construc tion of a parking facility in the downtown urban renewal city financial offi cers had developed a plan in raise the capital reserve mon ies using increased sales tax revenues and interest plus funds transferred from the unappropriated fund bal since funding sources were already pinpointed for the capital it was not considered an added item re quiring additional when council approved the reserve fund But council does have to find an additional to fund other budget additions it ap Councilman Robert Isaac sug gested the needed along with an additional for drainage could also come from the unappropriated fund a surplus the city retains for Isaac noted that the fund bal ance totaled almost City Controller Larry Allison said million of that would be needed as working capital in the early months of leav ing Of is to be used or the capital reserve leaving ov e r million for contingencies and Isaac said the city could fund the added budget items and drainage projects with of the contingency leav ing million FIRE DESTROYS HOUSEA house at 3700 Red Creek was de stroyed by fire shortly after mid night Firemen from the Strat moor Hills and Manitou Springs Gnzette Telegraph Photo by DAVE RAINS Volunteer Fire Departments fought the According to fireman Doug Wilcox of Stratmoor the cause of the fire has not been No one was By JOE NAVARRO GT Staff Writer If the Pentagon has its says a report issued in Wash ington women will make up onetenth of the Armed Forces enlisted person nel by more than doubling the number accord ing to the top Selective Service System some changes in law and regulations would permit women to serve in com bat zones and aboard Navy At this women are spe cifically excluded by law from serving in combat arms of the military services of the United said Robert Se lective Service Thurs A change in he law and in the Selective Service Act would be needed before we could induct women and require I them to serve in the combative I We Selective Service are not planning to register or in duct women into the jut we are attuned to the possi bility that we may be required said If women are nducted to go into combat posi special induction criteria would have to bo looked If women made up onetenth of the enlisted personnel by that would mean that over the next fivn years the number of enlisted women would go up from the current to 600 the largest increase since World War the report Those figures are based on the assumption that women would serve in combat zones andaboard Navy that women all with at least a high school education and some with college ex have shown they learn perform well and stay longer in service than many male The drive for more women will coincide with an expected drop in the amount of available young men because of a declin ing teenage experts The number of those ng 18 years of age is dropping said It will contin ue to drop uff into the 1980s based on lower birth Readiness is what the Depart ment of Defense and Selective Service System is striving If we were to have war to wed better be ready to kick off the activities neces Manpower authorities say sary to start the registration go On Arms Nearer By JOE NAVARRO GT Staff Writer While there is not a big push at the moment to enlist women in the local recruiters say women are seeing the armed service as an attractive At Fort a woman captain heads the command of a military police unit and an other will soon be named to command a supply and trans portation both of which are predominately made up of The number of females as signed to the Mountain Post has increased from 530 in December 974 to in July said Bill Arbogast of Fort Car ons public affairs He aid since mid1975 the number as tapered off slightly to a urrent total of To accommodate additional Fort Carson has all the ecessary facilities on hand or nder according to He said new facilities r other physical changes would e To make the Army more at ractive to Fort Carson s designing a sports program especially for women and lead ership programs are always ingoing which deal with the at itude aspects of both male and With the lack of doctors at Army Fort Carson is concerned about health care for Arbogast said Fort Car son is short on obstetricians and With more women coming into the more women would get officer Arbogast I would say I talk to about five to six girls a week who are interested in the said Terry a local Army They see the same opportunities as a medical care more specializec You would be amazed at the amount of women who want to drive They ask about positions n the moneys not Another local Mas ter Larry said women like to compete with men for jobs in the Army They like to get into the me chanics military police food service practically anj he We have fe male commanders on severa There are lieu tenants of there i a woman general in the Both recruiters said women are not concerned with the com bate role they may someday have to serve process as quickly as said If women were to go into combatrelated fields in the armed they would still have opposition from some se nior Army according to the Washington Those opposing say the women would lose time during pregnancy and might not bear up under extended hardships in the combat But those views are chal lenged by other officers and ci ilian officials who claim men a v e a worse lost time ecord than Men have higher rates of ab sence without alcohol anc drug the report states Training of women has been nore particularly in the and officials say they lave done The range military jobs open to women has been expanded in recen years beyond the traditiona clerical and medical assign Women drive trucks maintain engines and sensitiv fly serve in the military police and other as signments once restricted tc Women currently are confinec to support roles in comba zones they are prohibited fron serving in strictly fightin branches such as infantry an UNITED NATIONS AP The Security Council was expected to slap a permanen arms embargo on South Africa ending a twoweek de bate on how to answer the whiteruled nations recent crackdown on black activists and The councils 15 members agreed during private con sultations Thursday night to adopt the embargo resolution unanimously and without a The proposed resolution is acked by the five Western na ons on the including he United Debate was initiated by the Juried Nations 49nation Afri an bloc after South Africa on 19 outlawed nearly every1 najor black organization still two and detained more than 50 people opposed to the governments e Data Filed 2 Years Ago Derating closed jlackoriented newspapers DENVER AP InEorma tion about one of two nursin home owners who were indicte by an El Paso County Gran Jury had been sent to his office in Colorado Attorney Gen eral MacFarlane said But MacFarlane said he in ormation at that time con isted solely of an allegation hat some nursing home equip ment had been taken to a pri vate apartment owned by one f the MacFarlane said the informa ion was developed by District Attorney Bob Russel in the Spring of and for some ended up in former Assistant Attorney General j files in No vember of That was one of the cases ve turned back to told The Associ ated Other cases were jolicy of apartheid or racial The United Britain and France on Monday vetoec an African proposal for a per manent arms embargo agains South saying they ob jected to the Canada and West Germany also voted against the proposed resolution Todays resolution is a re vised version of a Canadian West German proposal that fol lowed Mondays It re quires all countries to cease supplying South Africa wit military ve spare parts and para military police turned back to other district at torneys for Accetta has accused MacFar lane of quashing a criminal in They turned themselves in to authorities Wednesday and were released after posting 500 That was one of the cases vestigation of the Colorado nursing home turned back to and a r 1 a n e has denied the I in July of Mac said As far as we But the attorney general said landPat the investiga t was Accetta who had the for were we iles on tihe two Colorado thought it prings nursing home owners I Her Connells statement to nd it was quite possible that me today was that it was never ccetta failed to move swiftly n I am particularly outraged lat he has the nerve to sug est that I didnt follow through ith Accetta said i a telephone This as one of many cases that I as pushing for MacFarlane said he had in ormation on Mary Luella Milli who with her 41year Id was in icted by the grand jury Vednesday or charges of con and flagged by Accetta as a case that she was to proceed MacFarlane said the De partment of Education and Welfare was apparently in terested in the case at that went back through the and then contacted Rus Wednesdays indictment charges the couple with con spiring to steal more than from the Fair view Care Center and the Springs Valley Convalescent which they Ill WASHINGTON AP For mer CIA Director Richard Helms today was fined and given a suspended twoyear prison sentence for failure to tell a Senate committee all he knew about the CIAs covert action in In passing Dis trict Judge Barrington Park er accepted a White Houseap proved deal for But Parker warned that it would be he last time he would do so for any public official who violates he You now stand before this court in disgrace and City Winning Dutch Elm Disease Battle if A city forestry official said Thursday that Colorado Springs is winning the battle against the dreaded Dutch elm disease the affliction which has killed more than 000 American elm trees here in the last four Ron the citys chief said the epi d e m i c has been turned that the number of elm tree deaths is He said tree vaccinations and other preventive measures have saved the city million in cost that otherwise would be incurred for tree removal and reforestation Morrow cau tioned that the battle has not been completely and he urged private property owners to continue coopera ting with the city effort to control the To support his Morrow said the disease so far this year has claimed only 273 trees 360 fewer than the peak year of when the city swung into action to com bat the About elms remain alive in city street me cemeteries and golf But the dis ease has taken a visible In Acacia for only 21 of the original 89 American elms still But Morrow says with tree spraying and and quick destruction of dead and diseased losses could be cut to about 150 trees by The city is putting much stock in its vaccination pro which uses a newly de Turn to Page Column 2 the judge told If public officials ignore the the fu ture of our country is in jeop From this clay forward let there be no doubt that no one in government or in a 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