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Arizona Daily Sun (Newspaper) - December 5, 1977, Flagstaff, ArizonaSo Nuny vol. 32 no. 104 phone 774-4545 Flagstaff Arizona monday december 5, 1977 mostly sunny with Breezy after Noons and continued mild today and tuesday. High today 59, Low tonight 29 High tuesday 57. Price 20 probe set in sunday airline crash Johore Bharu Malaysia a investigators Are trying to deter mine whether the hijackers of a malaysian Airliner caused the crash in which All 100 persons aboard died and whether the hijackers were japanese terrorists. One witness to the crash sunday night said the twin Jet Boeing 737 wobbled unsteadily Rose slightly then started Down and exploded. Wreckage dismembered bodies clothing and debris were scattered a Square mile of swamp North of the Joii Ore Strait and Singapore. The malay mail newspaper said the eyewitness reports indicated some kind of tussle Between the hijackers and the the explosion May have been caused by explosives carried on Board by the hijackers considering the wide area Over which the wreckage was the paper said. Among the dead were the cuban ambassador to Malaysia Mario Gar Cia and his wife two world Bank officials from Washington . Hoerr and . Naime and Malaysia s agriculture minister All Haji Ahmad. Nationwide Coal strike set tonight Washington a United mine workers president Arnold Miller said today there is no Chance of avoiding a nationwide Coal strike set to begin at Midnight tonight. Asked what the chances were for a strike Miller said there la be Miller said the status of the Union s talks with the bituminous Coal operators association were not too an Industry spokesman reported that 28 Coal association mines were shut Down today because ump members had walked out ahead of the strike deadline. He had no estimate of the number of miners involved. The spokesman said Boa companies operate about mines. More than miners were reported off their jobs late last week in Ohio and West Virginia in apparent anticipation of a National walkout which would the 10th for the ump in 40 years. Miller was interviewed As he arrived for today s bargaining Sion. Today is the final work Day of the expiring contract. Flagstaff Man still in coma after Accident Al Reno okla. A Flagstaff Man who was injured in a hang glider Accident a year ago today is still in a coma in a nursing Home Here from head injuries he suffered in the incident. Joe Shaw 27, 203 n. Beaver St., was injured when his glider got caught in turbulence and crashed into the right Side of Merriam Crater East of Flagstaff. He was rushed to Flagstaff Community Hospital where he stayed for a week before being removed to Barrow s Institute in Phoenix. He remained there for two months and then was transferred to University Hospital in Oklahoma City. From there he was taken to the nursing Home in Al Reno. Arab front faces Sadat Tripoli Libya a five Arab opponents of egyptian peace overtures to Israel formed a confrontation front against president Anwar Sadat today and announced political diplomatic and Token economic sanctions against him. But Iraq walked out of the Tripoli Summit meeting because the con Ference did not produce a Flat renunciation of possible peace negotiations. As the Hartline arabs joined in at tacking Sadat s single handed diplomacy . Officials disclosed in Washington that Secretary of state Cyrus r. Vance would visit Arab and israeli capitals beginning this weekend to assess prospects for a comprehensive peace settlement. The officials said Vance would go to Egypt Israel Lebanon Jordan and saudi Arabia. They said Only technical problems were holding up a visit to Syria As Well. In another development Uganda s president Idi Amin departed his country for Libya saying he would discuss the Mideast situation with libyan leaders. Amin has had close lies with Tripoli Cor several years. The syrians joined with Libya Algeria South Yemen and the palestinian guerrilla movement in signing a final communique Here that called for a freeze in diplomatic relations with Egypt. The iraqi walkout also resulted from the conference s decision to establish the front Here and not wait until another anti Sadat Summit in Baghdad next week. The split with Iraq undermined the United front Sadat s foes hoped to achieve and pointed up the continuing disputes in the Arab world Over How to end the Arab israeli conflict. The five party declaration also called for a Boycott of egyptian companies trading with Israel threatened a Campaign to remove the Headquarters of the 21-member Arab league from Cairo and expel Egypt from the league and appealed for support of Syria the chief remaining military threat to Israel. Getting ready Northern Arizona University workmen Are Busy putting together the basketball facilities at the ens phere. Presently the court is ready. Today supervisors pass county Leash Law the Coconino county Board of supervisors monday morning unanimously passed a Leash Law for the unincorporated portions of the county. The Law based on a recommendation from county attorney John h. Grace will provide for fines of Between and against owners of dogs who allow their animals to run Loose. The new Law does not require the use of an actual Leash. Appearing at the Board s meeting were several residents of the Kachina Village and Muntal nacre subdivisions who said dogs were a serious problem in those areas. The supervisors viewed the tattered remains of clothing torn from a Small child in a recent attack at Mountainaire. Also shown were photographs of an injured child who had been set upon by roaming dogs. The Resolution takes effect immediately. The Coconino county sheriff s department will be responsible for enforcing the dog Law. Violations of the Resolution will be treated As mis Demeanour offences and violators will be tried by a Justice of the peace. Workmen were installing basketball goals. Nau tentatively will play its first Basket Ball game in the ens phere dec. 15 against the University of Alaska Anchorage. Sun Foto Veteran . Diplomat Dies from coronary Washington a David k. E. Bruce a Veteran american Diplomat who served in a variety of posts including Mainland China died of a heart attack monday at Georgetown University medical Center. He was 79. The Center issued a statement saying that Bruce was admitted to the Hospital s coronary care unit at 10 . Est sunday and died at . Monday. Bruce had a Long list of diplomatic credentials As he served under six presidents from Harry s. Truman to Gerald r. Ford. School Bond Fate now up to voters Flagstaff school District voters will be asked to approve a million Bond Issue tuesday. Registered voters May cast ballots at any one of the following locations Christensen elementary school 4000 n. Cummings St. Leupp elementary school Leupp. East Flagstaff Junior High 2250 e. Cedar. Sechrist elementary school n. It. Valley Hoad. South Beaver elementary school 506 s. Beaver St. Flagstaff High school 701 n. Ken Drick St. Sedona elementary school Brewer Road Sedona. Pools Are open 6 . To 7 . Citizens must be registered to vote and reside within the Flagstaff unified school District. Registration can be completed up through elec Tion Day at the county recorders of fice or with any Deputy Registar. The District will be free of bonded indebtedness this year As the school system makes the final payment on the 1968 Bond Issue. The Cost to taxpayers of the million Bond will vary according to interest rates and length of Issue. School officials estimate the maximum increase would be 65 cents per assessed valuation. That Means the owners of a fair Market value Home could expect to pay per year if Bonds Are issued for 20 years or per year for a 10-year Sale. Tax rates for the Flagstaff Public schools decreased in 1977-78 45 cents from per assessed valuation in 1976-77 to during the current school year. Current bonding capacity for the Flagstaff Public schools exceeds million. Ohio school ruling delayed by judge Cincinnati a Ohio s troubled school financing system was declared unconstitutional today but the judge said he would delay implementation of the ruling until next summer. This court is compelled in View of sheer weight of evidence to find for the plaintiffs on constitutional judge Paul Riley said in his Hamilton county pleas court decision. The Cincinnati school District in a class action suit had argued that the state legislature s funding system failed to abide by the Ohio constitutional requirement to provide a thorough and efficient the year financing system makes state funds contingent upon the ability of local districts to pass tax levies. The Cincinnati suit con tended there was a Gross disparity in per Pupil funding among different districts because of varying local tax bases and the willingness of property owners to approve tax levies. Sun spots Dps nabs California Man East of Williams Days to Christmas see today s gift guide pages 6 7. Julian Bond shools from the hip during interview before sunday night s speech at Northern Arizona University Page 2. Many people Ebay feel that water is plentiful at the grand Canyon but Park officials Are deeply concerned about the Lack of water Page 10. It Nau wrestlers fourth in tournament Page 9. Poll says Here s support for Era Page 5. 6 one of the largest crowds Ever attended the Turquoise Bull Salu Nlay night at Lille America. A femur Page highlighting he Hall Wil appear in tuesday s Arizona daily Sun. A 24-year- California Man suspected of a j7 gasoline heist was arrested after a department of Public safety officer shot the left front tire of the car the suspect was driving during a 70 Mph Chase which ended East of Williams. Arrested by the Dps was Hugo d. Henderson Hometown not known. Dps reports said the department received a report concerning a j7 theft of gasoline from a Williams service station. Later Dps officer Gary land spotted the vehicle on interstate 40 driven by Henderson and started following the car. A Check indicated that the car reportedly was stolen in the Angeles area. Lang tried to Stop the car the report said. After the car would t Stop Lang requested assistance and two other Dps officers joined in the Chase. The three officers finally forced the car off the Road but it still did t Stop. The car according to the Dps ran through a right of Way Fence and onto a Santa be railway Access Road. The Chase ended just West of Flagstaff when sgt. Tom Hammerstrum shot out the left front tire. That was the Only shot fired during the Chase. Henderson was booked into the Coconino county jail on charges of theft of Gas Possession of a stolen vehicle felony flight and aggravated assault. Three Dps vehicles were damaged slightly in the incident the Dps reported. British troops in Bermuda Hamilton Bermuda a British troops armed with rifles and machine guns deployed in Bermuda today for the first time in nearly 10 years but rioting to protest the execution of two Blacks for political murders already had ended. Council to consider Resolution concerning cemetery by Rick Velotta Sun City reporter a Resolution authorizing the Transfer of general fund contingency Money to the cemetery department budget will be considered by the Flagstaff City Council when it meets tuesday night in City Hall Council Chambers 120 n. Beaver St. The Resolution which would Transfer to the cemetery account was discussed by councilmen at their nov. 15 meeting but action was tabled until further information on expenditures could be provided. In other Council business a request for approval to participate in the Cost of a water line to provide fire Protection for a proposed mini storage Complex on North Center Street will be considered a request for approval of revised personnel Board Rule for use in conducting hearings will be reviewed and a request for authorization to request approval from the Arizona dept. Of transportation for the.6. Installation of a synchronized traffic signal system or . 89 at Railhead Avenue will be considered. The water line request came originally from Northern Arizona realty and investment co. Of Flagstaff after the planning and zoning commission stipulated that a mini storage Complex at Center Street Midway Between fourth and sixth avenues could be built Only with adequate fire Protection. The Developer agreed to install a hydrant within the required distance to the building but asked the City to install a water line that would make a hydrant More accessible to other properties on the Block. According to staff reports the personnel Board rules changes Are minor in nature. They affect wording and Section numbers primarily and were not provoked by recent hearings. The request of adot would reduce traffic congestion at the proposed Flagstaff West Cor mall shopping Center. In other Council business resolutions will be considered establishing the Library Board and the Flagstaff traffic commission. Other Agenda items include requests from the water dept. For a geophysical logging of Lake Mary Well no. 7, a pump failure at Woody Mountain Well no. 5 and mis Cellaneous repairs to pumps and motors proposed ordinance amending the zoning map by rezoning the 4800 4900 blocks on the North Side of Railhead Avenue from c-3 to c-4 proposed Resolution approving a routine agreement with the Northern Arizona Council of governments proposed intergovernmental agreement Between the City and Coconeo county providing registration lists for the 1978 City elections request for authorization to execute a contract for the City s Oon tinted participation in the comprehensive education and training act Ceta program request for funds from the personnel depart ment and the fire department a request for approval of a Purchase order to buy a paperback Book collection request for approval for the printing of Thorpe Park brochures to Complete the Thorpe Park study request for authorization to Issue a Call for proposals to trim 400 Trees request from the utilities department to employ an inspector court report for each month of october and swearing in ceremony for new appointees to various boards and commissions. The Council will also consider filling vacancies two members for the Board of adjustment and one for the committee on employment of the handicapped. Two bids Are expected to be awarded the annual bid or motor fuel and for a building and equip ment for Lake Mary Well no 5. Three applications for liquor licenses will be considered. Applications have been filed by Calvir g. Griffen super x drugs 1768 e. Santa be ave., a Transfer of location Brian Stevens Holt super x drugs 1768 e. Santa be ave., a Transfer person to person and Darrell Dean Sigfridson Circle k store no. 163, 2901 n. Fourth St., a Transfer per san to person. Fifteen request for payment totalling will also be considered

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