Alamogordo Daily News in Alamogordo, New-Mexico
13 Aug 1980

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13 Aug 1980

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Alamogordo Daily News (Newspaper) - August 13, 1980, Alamogordo, New Mexico 3out owe 11a i i lox 10054 i paso Tux 79v i Thi dolling _ Wall amp a or Weipin Waul laugh lines some people spend a great Deal of time wishing for things they could have already had if they Hadnot spent so much time wishing. Good rain we had a meeting in Las Cruces last night and noticed on the trip that there had been scattered showers All along the Way. It appeared to us and it was confirmed by people there that that Community did no to get As much rain As we had gotten Here. We got Home about Midnight and went out to read our rain gauge Alamogordo Satin Krum vol. 86-no. 194 Alamogordo wow Mexico wednesday aug. 13, 1980 Tan gfe., Otero county phone 437-2000 again and it had about one tenth of an Inch. This morning just As the showers slowed we took another Peak and the moisture collected measured slightly More than one Inch. That adds up to More than two inches of Good slow soaking rain at outpace since last saturday. That a a rare item and we Are grateful. Surely Well not have to irrigate the Lawn this week platform look the it Roc rats have almost concluded their exercise in futility and Lack Only the nomination of president Carter to be the candidate for the november elections. Ted Kennedy has made his speech he carefully avoided pledging wholehearted support for Carter and he also won some Battles in the adoption of platform planks. They re so Liberal that one wonders just who is living in the past. Platforms Are or should be statements of principle for the party but in both cases we re sure there Are planks with which the Boss just can to agree. We imagine Reagan will ignore some of the Republican issues embodied in their platform and we re quite confident that Carter will sidestep some of those in the democratic platform. Carter has yet to make his acceptance speech and we Are anxious to see if he can electrify the convention As Kennedy apparently did. If elections were held now polls indicate Reagan would win big. Yet by the time november gets Here we predict it will be a very close race because there a some Fence mending to do and efforts will be made to do it. We really doubt if the electorate is ready to be As conservative As Reagan wants and we also Are doubtful if they re Liberal enough to take the Kennedy platform plans. So it would appear both the candidates will have to move toward the Middle and we will see if that is what happens. However it goes the time Between now and the elections should be interesting. Proposed charter nixed 3 president Carter smiles and f Olds hts Gnu i laughter Sarah with Rosalynn Carter alongside a the i first family left the White House this morning Foi new Yod where Carter will be nominated for re a Lection tonight on convention scene Carter a r and make his accept ant / a ii to flu 1 Tio rial convention t Hun of the president s Sonja a night k and ii Sale of 1 is tin Judy a critic Daub a Itei claim by Cam meeting the folks of Cloudcroft United methodist Church would like to invite everyone in this area to participate in an exciting a old fashioned revival called the Cloudcroft Cam meeting 80. Cam meeting will begin thursday aug. 14 and will run through sunday tip dial 437-2333 aug. 17. The meetings will begin each night at 7 . At the Cloudcroft Community Pavillion on thursday saturday and sunday nights and on Friday night at Cloudcroft methodist Church. A Nursery will be provided each night at the Church. On sunday evening at 5 ., a potluck dinner will be held at the Church. Pastor Joel Wood from St. Marks ump in Al paso will be the speaker for the Cam meeting. Please plan to attend As Many meetings As possible to enjoy hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ in song testimony and preaching organizers invite. Donald m. Rothberg a political writer new York a president Carter arrived in Triumph today to claim nomination for a second Tern and use his personal persuasive on the democratic party a Kennedy Wing whose reluctance to embrace the Carter candidacy Clouds his Al forts to win re election. To cheers of a four More years and strains of Happy Days Are Here again a Carter told supporters that sen. Edward m. Kennedy a tuesday grand jury returns four indictments night convention speech was a one of tin greatest i Tver heard a and it pressed Confidence the party would emerge United to a whip the republicans in november. While the president worked to i comfy the party. Delegates refill tied to 1 he convention site in Madison Square Garden at 12 08 . Edi and resumed debate on tin parts platform tonight the convention is ill renominated Arter. Carter arrived from Washington the Day after the convention adopted yes the a ii Ter to u a party platform Bealing Kenned stamp on several major issues i White House made it Clear would reject portions of the meat. Thus hours before his certain renomination the president was walking a delicate path Between his disagreements with that platform and his Effort to conv a Cong endorse Merit from Kennedy and his supporters. Many Kennedy Patti sans were threatening to sit out the Cal tron tinted on Page 8 missed meteors plenty of people showed up at the International space Hall of Fame monday night for the meteor show which was at its height that evening. Or. Phil Simpson director of the planetarium had invited All interested persons to go to the upper parking lot of the Hall of Fame and offered to help by pointing out directions and lending any other assistance to getting As Good a View As possible in this part of the country. An estimated 200 persons showed up but the weather did not cooperate. It rained but the people did not leave immediately. However due to Clouds they did not get to see any meteors. Or. Simpson said if another Clear night occurs he May attempt a repeat. However tuesday night the number of meteors that would have been visible Here Likely would have numbered Only to and they probably will dwindle to five by tonight. The grand jury yesterday delivered four indictments and returned three a no the meeting was the first for the new panel headed by Foreman Jeff Dean and the first in which new Deputy a Jay Rosenthal presented the states cases to the grand jut s indicted were Julian Montoya 1211 canal Steve Montoya 1106k 9th Antonio a a Tony b Contreras 400 Virginia and Charles Wilbert dialling 219 White Sands Julian Montoya is accused of a july 18 residential burglar it at the Home of Frank Gunter. Steve Montoya allegedly was found in Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute the contraband on aug 8. The it Barge against Contreras is aggravated Battery in which the alleged victim is Steve Najar. The incident involving a deadly weapon allegedly occurred july 5. Manning accusation Iii wolves the july 12 commercial burglary of i i music Center. In another criminal Case a Erm Dhal action was filed in District court against Jeffrey Metters 507 12th, alb i cd Possession of marijuana ova eight ounces meters allegedly Vias found in Possession of the Weed july 17 he waived a preliminary hearing in magistrate court and the Case was sent to the higher court Joseph Kalister or and James Stark jr., accused of burglary of the music shop pleaded guilty to the charge this week in the Aller i july 19 incident. District judge Robert Doughty has ordered a pre sentence report in the case1 anyway heat s broken of Rains come can fall be far away at last it appears the hot spell has been broken and the Rains have come this summer although a Little later than expected. Wed almost forgotten what Beauty nature provides with the elements the frighten big Roll of Thunder the electrifying Force of lightning As Well As the fresh smell of the rain drenched ground on the morning after the area received 24 of an Inch monday and .05 of an Inch by 9 . Tuesday morning and this mornings r report is that the area received 1.02 More inches of rain. This morning the City streets were half flooded Iii the downtown area a Normal thing. The City now is working with Federal monies on a Community development program in which the storm Drain pipes on first St will be replaced sometime in the 1981 82 year we Hope that will help the situation we urge those pedestrians either caught in the rain or enjoying the rainfall to watch for vehicles arid for Drivers to drive with caution in the rain. Police anticipate accidents in such weather especially since we be variable cloudiness through tonight with Chance for showers or Thun i re Flowers partly Cloudy arid warmer thursday with Hance for afternoon and evening thundershowers High tuesday 77, Low 84 become unaccustomed to dicing in wet weather. The recent rainstorms look like they Are the Harbinger of fall we re sad to say and nest week parents will have to get the Little ones off to school. To everything there is a season by a 3-2 decision the City commission last night voted to cancel the election on the proposed Home Rule charter just Days before the charter draft was to he published for voters perusal. Commenting on the decision former charter study committeeman Marion Terpenning declared a after two and a half y ears we re Back to Square one. A the decision to put the draft on the Back Burner came after discussion on whether the City commission had followed state Laws regulating the charter which would have 1< it the decision of electing commissioners by districts to the voters. The election had been set for sept. 16. And the commission had met several times to narrow the issues on the proposed charter which would govern the City. The Only Issue before the voters in Tho election now is whether or not the voters will approve a $13 million federally subsidized desalinization Pilot Plant the commission has selected a citizens committee to disseminate information to the Public and come up with recommendations on tin Plant. Last nights Call to cancel the charter election came from commissioner Frank Carr who questioned whether the commission could legally form itself into a charter commission. According to lawyers with whom to spoke Carr said the commission needed seven persons to form the commission to draw up the charter refuting can a interpretation City attorney Steve Sanders pointed out that the state Law allows the City commission to form itself into a charter commission or alternatively. Select a panel of seven to draft the charter a its motion was seconded by mayor pro tem Jigger Olsen who taking up Carr a a argument called for a second Legal opinion from the attorney general Soffi it e. On the same Side stood commissioner Charles Mauldin. Mauldin commented that til commissioners themselves had not yet Reed on what issues on Tho charter would be taken to the voters. A bus not up to us to unanimously agree the issues its up to us to Send it to the voters a rebutted com no Sloan Jeff i lean who with mayor Henry Pacelli voted against cancell ing the charter election. A Foi two and a half years we be fought Over it we be had our Legal opinion i think we re just stalling a Dean added rejoined by Pacelli who commented a we misled the people. We told them they Wei e going to have a new charter we just went through a Bunch of i he three commissioners who voted to cancel the election indicated they Felt there was no Rush to get the new charter before the voters Dean commented after the meeting that mrs. Olsen and Carr along with him had campaigned for their election on Tho platform that they would draft a Home i us charter a a the Ruth was that we be been dragging our feet for two and a half years Quot said Dean. The commissioners had sent the proposed charter to Sanders to draft the questions Winch would come before the voters. Proposed had been to allow the voters to voice their opinion on whether they wanted a charter which included having a mayor voted on by the people and three questions do the voters want commissioners to live in their districts and be elected by the voters of the District do Hie voters want the commissioners to hike the water rates at their discretion to avoid being in default of the City a existing water Bond and do the voters want the City commissions to be paid at the same rate As the county commissioners $400 a month. Presently All the Tive commissioners Are voted on at Large and the mayor is selected by the other commissioners. They Are paid $10 a meeting or at the most $40 a month asked about his comment that five percent of the people can Call for the election commissioner Dean commented that although he would not push Foi a referendum on the Issue he would support it. Quot i heard there probably would be a petition he said adding a a we tried to bring the Best charter together without partisan politics. Now it will probably be put off Beverly Hii is Calif. A a former israeli Diplomat and 14 others attending a Bove Cly Hills dinner party were held hostage by an armed robber who later was killed by police officers Laid Beverly Hills a Tel e i i avid it iffy said officers surrounded the me of or. Benjamin i Scline Idi Nan late tuesday and killed in Man after an Anonymous to phone caller alerted them to that it robbery. Elpaso ap5 a i u la Rosa Man injured Las met u the crash of a helicopter near Sierra Blanca ski area was listed wednesday As a a improving in an Elpaso Hospital. Mark Wimberly 38, was taking part in an archaeological Survey when the helicopter crashed. A spokesman for Providence memorial Hospital said he was Semi comatose but in Good condition physically otherwise and was improving. Kingman Arr. Apr a More than too firefight 1 experts and Crews Wei e added to i Hinly strict Chad Battle lines tuesday. Bringing one of three major blazes into containment officials said a combination of rough terrain and fires in Southern California the Northern Rockies and the Pacific Northwest left the Bureau of land management initially with Only nine men and a scattering of pumpers to Battle flames ignited by lightning strikes monday night the bolts also set off three other fires monday night but those were handled in Short order. By m spokesman Jai k Degolia added. Airport contract being negotiated the City is negotiating a Section in the lease agreement with air Midwest for Airport space and Landing fees the new an Carrier in Alamogordo. City attorn Steve Sanders met with the Ait Midwest officials and Airport managerial tidier this morning to work out a solution to the disagreement Over a Section in the lease. The lease agreement was turned Over to Sanders by the commission last night with a change the original Section stated that the an Carrier would agree to consult and negotiate with any other interested parties 60 Day i 101 to any change in scheduling of flights 01 in the number of flights the commission requested that air Midwest give the City the same 45 Day notice it must give the official air guide in any eau pm a air Midwest did not object to another Section discussed at the commission meeting last night Iii which a monthly copy of the company a Gross receipts be provided to the commis Sion although commissioners f rank can and Charles Mauldin local businessmen did voting against the Section. Quot i Hope it does no to con a the Point that the government audits us every year to see if we re being truthful a commented Carr. The commission also gave its approval for the Library to proceed with the installation of a communications network called Amigos. The network would connect the Library with other participating facilities enabling tie in to Exchange cataloguing information and get the continued on Page 81 Las Cruces a state finance Secretary David King who says hell decide by Friday whether to make a bid for new Mexico a 2nd congressional District Post was registered to vote in Dona Ana county until May 1974, records show. Chief Deputy clerk Bernice Bowden said King registered in Dona Ana county in february 1973, then changed his a do 1 Ess in Dona Ana county a year later in May 1974, his registration was cancelled because he registered in Bernalillo county mrs. Bowden said Roswell a the Chaves county commission has Given county attorn \ Tom Rutledge the go ahead to take Legal action against the owners of feedlots that nearby residents say Are a dust Hazard rut. De said he thinks the dispute can be settled without going to court new York a la. Gov. Robe to Mondragon a supporters failed to meet tuesdays petition deadline to have him placed in nomination for tile presidency at the democratic National convention. Mondragon said the mostly hispanic supporters of his favorite son Effort had gathered about half the 334 Delegate signatures he needed meeting the 8 . Deadline would have placed Mondragon a name in nomination alongside president Carters when delegates select the party a nominee wednesday evening

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