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Alamogordo Daily News (Newspaper) - April 10, 1990, Alamogordo, New Mexico Sports lakers opinion soviets still pilfering see Page 4 world 3 hostages released see Page 5 Alamogordo in Quot of a aft v 6 i Index Abby 3 aces 11 Bombeck 3 classified 9 comics 8 coming events 11 deaths 12 Flor scope 8 movies 7 opinion 4 sports 6 to 7 weather a _ 11 serving the Tularosa Basin since tuesday april to 1990 259nmsu-a plans depend on voters by Greg Kendrick daily news staff writer administrators at new Mexico state University Alamogordo Are aiming for Strong voter support for a $4 million Bond Issue that they say will catapult the satellite Campus into the 21st Century. Voters will be going to the polls on tuesday april 17, to determine the Fate of a property tax that will create two More buildings on the Campus and refurbish Hab Man awarded medal Holloman air Force base a a Holloman air Force base Security police officer has received the purple heart for wounds sustained in a sniper attack in Honduras Over a week ago. Sgt. Kevin Flint of Hollomand a 833rd Security police Squadron was one of eight . Air Force members wounded by sniper fire while travelling a Mountain Road in a bus on March 31. Flint along with four other wounded men were evacuated Early last week to the Wilford Hall medical Center at Lackland air Force base in san Antonio Texas. The five airmen were presented purple hearts at the medical Center on Friday by Brig. Gen. Walter t. Worthington vice commander of the 12th air Force and the . Southern command forces. The remaining three airmen injured in the attack will be awarded the purple heart at their duty location. Flint from Richmond minn., was among a group of 28 airmen returning from a morale support activity trip to Tela Beach Honduras when snipers opened fire with automatic weapons hitting see he Art Page 12 another. The 42,000 Square feet of construction and 13,500 Square feet in renovation is p it of a Long Range master plan a Cater to a steady influx of student enrolment and educational programs through the year 2005. Or. Charles Reidlinger Provost of Umsu a said the University presently is operating at 90 percent capacity often resulting in the sacrifice of administrative or faculty facilities to accommodate overflowing night classes. A a recurrently have the highest utilization per Square foot of any other school in the state except the los Alamos Campus a Reihn Ger said. The present enrolment at the Campus is estimated at Over 1,800 with administrators expecting it to jump by another 700 to 1,200 by the year 2000. Facilities to be built using the Bond Issue funds Are a 12,< 00-Square-foot educational services Center and the first phase of a 55,000-Square-foot vocational technical building. Administrators estimate the tax rate for 1990 to be 1.6 Mills a $1.60 per $1000 valuation of property which is less than the rate paid for the original $2 million Bond Issue passed in 1981 1.79 Mills. A the feedback about the Bond Issue has been positive a Reidle Ger said. A a lot of people have offered to help. They have talked about the contribution the College makes to the Community not Only in education but in the administrators contend the satellite institution is Able to offer freshman and Sophomore level course work at less than half the Cost of the main Campus in Las Cruces. The realm of education extends beyond College level Ron Guerin daily news construction continues a the intersection of South Flori along first Street continues in Alamogordo. Traffic for South Florida Avenue and first Street is closed As installation of drainage pipe a Avenue is being routed through the civic Center Bonito improvement plan proposed to commission by Don Mckinney daily news staff writer the Alamogordo City staff unveiled an ambitious $650,000 program to improve the City spark area around Bonito Lake Alamogordo a main water Supply in Lincoln county. The program presented at the City commission a a last regularly scheduled work session on monday night Calls for the creation of three new camping areas off Road parking areas construction of pedestrian staircases on slopes pathways picnic tables and new fishing areas for the handicapped and Able bodied. Frank Smith chief City Engineer told five of the seven City commissioners that the project can be done in phases with the first phase carrying a Price tag of about $169,000. He said the Ini tial investment will require about $200,000 to get it going. The Engineer said that Over a i year period the City will get its i Igi rial investment and the new investment Back plus interest. I he original investment includes the Money invested in the initial Park area. He projected the expanded operation will begin to show a profit after the third full year of operation. The improvements to the Park see Bonito Page 12 sports trophy winning swimmer sets High future goals by . Mcquiddy daily news sports editor the Del Norte championships last weekend were kind of hard for 9-year-old Nina Bowens. Bowens a member of the White Sands Tiger Sharks swimming team rolled to three firsts a second and a fifth but was not eligible for a High Point trophy because she already had achieved a a a times in six of the competitive events for her age group. A a a a time is a performance Standard set nationally by the United states swimming association for each age group in each event. Under Del Norte swimming rules once a competitor hits that level the competitor cannot count the Points in that event during the regular season meets toward High Point honors with the exception of the championships. So Bowens had to watch her teammates bring Home the trophies. But she knows there Are other competitions coming and a lot More time in the water ahead with collegiate swimming and maybe the olympics in her future. Bowens first hit the water when she was 3 1/2 in a Myca swimming class in ranking a. A they told me she was a natural swimmer a said her Mother Pat. But it was not until her dad William was transferred to Holloman air Force base As the base psychiatrist about a year and a half ago that she started competing. See sports Page 12 courses to include adult oriented classes and training programs. It is estimated Umsu a returns $8 to the Community for every $1 the Community contributes. Administrators plan to expand Umsu a a facilities beyond its present boundaries to include property across Scenic drive to keep up with area demands. See election Page 12 shuttle launch delayed by Marcia Dunn a aerospace writer Cape canaveral Fla. Apr Nasa scrubbed the launch of discovery with the $1.5 billion Hubble space Telescope Toda when a problem developed four minutes before liftoff in a unit that supplies Power to the shuttles Wing and Tail surfaces Nasa quickly decided to wait at least until thursday before trying again said launch commentator George Diller. As the five astronauts began emerging from the cockpit w Here they had lain on their backs for More than three hours engineers worked to determine the extent of the problem with the auxiliary Power unit. The scrub was a disappoint ment to the hundreds of astronomers who had gathered at the Kennedy space Center to watch the launch of discovery and the Telescope that it carries in its cargo Bay. A its a real Downer. You could see it be a More Beautiful Day a said Nasa scientist Stephen p. Maran. Hubble the most expensive unmanned spacecraft Ever built has been waiting to take its place in space since 1983 a delayed by technical problems and the 1986 challenger explosion. Diller said Nasa was disappointed at the latest delay a but the stars will be Hen tomorrow if the Apu has to in replaced entirely it would mean a delay of at least several Days said Keith l. Hudkins chief of nasal a see shuttle Page 12 the Bounty a Alamogordo department of Public safety it. Det. Ray Bailey left along with the Otero county sheriffs department inventoried marijuana a greenhouse and assorted marijuana equipment confiscated the new Mexico state police Otero county sheriffs department and the Alamogordo department of Public safety made two arrests and nabbed marijuana seeds growing equipment and paraphernalia during a search of a dog Canyon Home. A 38-year-old Man remains at the Otero county jail in lieu of a $20,000 Bond and a 33-year-old woman was released after posting a $20,000 Bond. Both will be charged with Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute conspiracy and Possession of drug paraphernalia according to Dps it. Det. Ray Bailey. Police found about two pounds of marijuana seeds see drugs Page 12 Elsie m. Cobb daily news equipment monday evening shortly after the items were seized from a dog Canyon Home. A false Bottom truck right was also discovered

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