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Yuma Sun (Newspaper) - October 23, 2009, Yuma, Arizona OCTOBER 23, 2009 50 CENTS ART Gallery kicks off See video of the largest precision airdrop at Yuma Proving Ground at Today's 92 Details on CI 4 Budget gap just shy of billion Official proposes using special funds to close economic shortfall BY HOWARD FISCHER CAPITOL MEDIA SERVICES PHOENIX - Arizona voters need to give lawmakers permission to raid some special funds to get the state out of its immediate financial the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee said And they need to do it The proposal by Rep. John came as a panel of economists that the gap between revenues and expenses for the current fiscal year is now just shy of Just days Gov. Jan Brewer pegged the shortfall at Kavanagh said some of that can be made up if Brewer finally agrees to sign legislation with close to million in budget cuts that had been agreed to But those cuts never lost in the middle of gubernatorial vetoes over other things in the same And Kavanagh said he's Staying aware Diana Cotney a resident at Crossroads reads the stories written on shirts by domestic violence survivors before the Cotney came in support of friends at the mission who are recovering from home PHOTOS BY JARED 00RT/YUMA SUN In honor of those lost to domestic violence and to celebrate with those who have the Yuma County Attorney's Office Department of Victim's Services hosted a domestic violence vigil Thursday night at West Wetlands The event drew close to 100 survivors and their families in addition to case workers who deal with Balloons with messages and the names of those who died due to domestic violence were released into the air after Thursday night's Diane executive director of Amberly's said she's seen 117 cases just last month dealing with domestic Survivor Roxy Mendez shares her experience dealing with an abusive boyfriend at one threatened to kill The experience gave her the courage to help others and drove her to pursue a career in law recently graduating from Arizona Western College in that Estrella Fitch advocate for the Yuma County Attorney's hugs a victim during the Fitch attended the vigil to support the victims she works with as well as to help raise awareness about violence behind closed willing to put a measure on the same ballot asking voters to approve some sort of temporary sales tax But he said there is no way that levy could raise enough by the end of the fiscal year on June 30. A surcharge on the state's 5.6 percent sales tax generates about million a Even if the election were in February - possibly the earliest date at this point - tax collections could not begin until March 1, meaning only about million in new cash to plug that billion What can raise a lot of is raiding the special funds that are now off-limits to Kavanagh singled out in SEE hosts largest precision airdrop Event brought participants from 17 nations BY JAMES GILBERT SUN STAFF WRITER YUMA PROVING GROUND - The largest precision airdrop demonstration held anywhere in the world was conducted in the skies above the proving ground throughout the day The Precision Airdrop Technology Conference and Demonstration 2009 is essentially a trade show for research and military personnel and defense contractors to share and show off their latest airdrop is an opportunity for folks to see what all the different technologies out there said commander Col: Thomas is also an opportunity for researchers and developers to see if there is some technology out there that they haven't heard Precision airdrop technology uses on-board Global Positioning Systems or guidance from a computer to deliver or personnel to a specific Held every two this year's brought together 15 allied nations at the Norway and the United Over 450 people are expected to have attended the This is the fourth has hosted the which started in 2001. It is held every two years at It started on Monday and is expected to end SEE Cooler weather attracts smugglers BY JOHN VAUGHN EL SOL EDITOR The arrival of fall and lower temperatures may also be ushering in the season of drug and immigrant smuggling in the Yuma In three cases over the past Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 830 pounds of marijuana carried on foot by smugglers from the patrol Street value is more than said Yuma Sector spokesman Agent Shaun In the most recent of the smuggling attempts Tuesday a group of smugglers were surprised by agents as they tried to carry 360 pounds of pot worth nearly across the border about 30 miles west of The smugglers fled into nearby mountains but left behind burlap sacks they had fashioned into backpacks for carrying the the patrol said in a news Agents tracked the group but determined it had returned to the release SEE AWC invaded by bugs Don't they're preserved BY WILLIAM ROLLER SUN STAFF WRITER They may be the world's most plentiful creatures and many call them but to a insects are both fascinating to study and beautiful to That is why the Arizona Western College science department was so bugged out when five collectors shared their treasured specimens in a display at the Agricultural & Science The exhibit began four years ago as something only for but the collectors wanted to spread the excitement of Arizona's rich wildlife said John professor of beauty and diversity of insects is what attracts King we're all biologists so we like SEE A a INSULATION Serving Yuma For Over 60 Years Call A Roofing Today 928-783-9084 REDUCE THE JUICE & SAVE MONEY Rebate Take off your Federal Income BUSINESS COST Your profit losses may be OVER YOUR Look up and save money Tax this spring with the Weatherization 069354 070448 Mm 0763780700507
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