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Big Spring Herald (Newspaper) - May 15, 1986, Big Spring, Texas Climbers ambushed Story Page 3 return trip sports Page 9big Spring Herald thursday the Crossroads of West Texas big Spring Texas thursday May 15, 1986 Price 25$ vol. 58 no. 349 28 pages 2 sections Price 25$ police chief Turner resigns How s that military q. What does i stand for in reference to the military a. I stands for a government Issue a said staff sgt. Steven lips of the Midland army recruitment office. I was originally used to refer to a soldiers equipment he said but civilians began using it to mean soldiers Long before world War i. Calendar Rodeo today a Coahoma Rodeo club will sponsor a Rodeo at 4 . At the Coahoma Rodeo grounds Coahoma students ranging from kindergarten to High school will participate. The Public is invited. Friday a Malone Hogan Hospital will Host a lecture on drug dependency at 12 10 . To preregister Call 263-1211, ext. 110. Saturday a the Texas police officers Rodeo will begin saturday at the big Spring Rodeo bowl South of Lith place and East of airbase Road. Admission is $3 for children 7-12 and $4 for adults. Children under 7 Are admitted free. Tickets Are available from any police department employee or at the police station. A the heart of the City festival will be held in downtown big Spring from 9 . To Midnight. A the friends of the Library will have a Book Sale from . To 4 . At the Howard county Library. A the Osborn family singers Louise Burgess Arnold Lloyd and . Bill Bro will give a gospel concert from 7 to 9 at the Kentwood older adult activity Center. Refreshments will be served and admission free. A the big Spring squares will have a dance at 8 . Saturday at the Square Corral. Caller will be David Davis. A the historical commission will unveil a historical Marker at 11 30 . At third and Runnels streets once the site of the cosmopolitan hotel owned by the Earl of Aylesford now occupied by . Charde. Monday a a free blood pressure Check will be Given from i to 3 . At the Kentwood older adult activity Center. Is outside hot today skies Are sunny and hot with Southwest winds at to to 20 Miles per hour and a High in the upper 90s. Tonight will be Clear with a Low in the lower 60s. Friday look for continued sunny skies and a High in the mid 90s. By Hank Murphy staff writer police chief Rick Turner has resigned and City attorney Doyle Curtis has been asked to resign at the request of the City Council acting City manager Hal Boyd said this morning. Councilmen contacted today cited political reasons and Lack of Community support in the Call for Turners resignation and economic considerations among the factors in Curtis Case. Turner tendered his resignation dated May 14, to Boyd this morning. He is now on 60 Days paid leave in Exchange for his resignation. Turner said he was leaving with regret but said a i feel that my resignation would Benefit a political atmosphere in our capt. Lonnie Smith has been appointed by Boyd to be acting police chief until a successor is named. The turnover comes three months after the resignation of City manager Don Davis who was then hired on a 60-Day consulting con drought tightens its grip by Spencer Sandow staff writer Howard county is experiencing a drought to rival any this Century but there a no danger of running out of water or having to ration said Owen Ivie general manager of the Colorado River municipal water District. Although this is traditionally the Rainy season of the year the City has had Only 0.39 of an Inch precipitation since Jan. I according to the agricultural research service. Normal rainfall to Date is 5.05 inches. Oct. 17, 1985, was the last Date the county had More than an Inch of rainfall said Bill Fryrear research Leader at the Field station. A this is some of the driest weather we have had in 86 years for this time of year a Fryrear said. The worst drought on record was from 1916-18, when the county went 672 Days with less than i Inch of rain at a time he said. In addition temperatures have been higher than Normal this year. In april temperatures ran 6 degrees Over the Normal High Fryrear said. Drought Page 2a Council pressures City attorney tract which expired april 30. Shortly after Davis resigned administrative assistant Pat Hardy resigned his Post for a Job in Minnesota. The forced resignations follow a three hour closed door meeting of the City Council monday in which All City directors were evaluated. Boyd was excluded from the meeting. At press time today Curtis had not yet submitted his resignation however Boyd said he expects Curtis to do so today or tomorrow. If he resigns he will be Given 60 Days paid leave Boyd said. Both men will be paid vacation and accrued sick time pay in addition to the 60-Day separation Money. Boyd said the Council gave the men paid leave As a Courtesy to allow them to find other employment. Curtis who has a $41,184 Rick Turner quits As police chief yearly salary will receive $7,920. Turner who earns $36,036 yearly will be paid $6,930. Turner has turn Doyle Curtis City attorney de in his City vehicle Boyd said. Boyd said he asked for the resignations on unanimous advice from councilmen. However Boyd said he was not told Why the resignations were sought. Councilman Gary Don Carey said this morning he had no Strong feeling either Way about Turner but went along with the recommendations of other members. Carey said councilmen Russ Mcewen and Johnny Rutherford and mayor Cotton Mize argued most strongly for Turners dismissal. The three Felt Turner was becoming a a volatile politically and a Public opinion was against him a Carey said. He said if changes were to be made a now was the time to do removing Curtis was strictly economic Carey said of his decision. The Council he said is looking to eliminate that position because with fewer citizens in big Spring it May be More Cost effective to retain an attorney on an As needed basis. Mcewen said this morning he favored removing Turner because resignation Page 2a i Amateur photographer Leann Wheeler who lives Southeast of Amarillo snapped this shot yesterday Laid the camera Down and fled her Home with a Friend and three Small children. The Tornado danced along the Palo Duro Canyon thunderstorm watch. The Texas Panhandle had been press photo under a official says Jai needs More staff Index comics. .7 a lifestyle. .8a obituaries. Opinion. Sports. .9 a weather. # .2a by Scott Fitzgerald staff writer the recently expanded Howard county jail passed an annual inspection monday but trouble looms ahead if the current staff is not beefed up said a state inspector. A this jail has never been adequately supervised a state jail inspector Joel Slater told Howard county commissioners during their meeting monday. A there is not enough help and you could get in county judge Milton Kirby said this morning the Issue of hiring More jail personnel would be discussed next month As commissioners plan a new budget. The proposed budget commissioners now Are working with does not include hiring new jail workers and May have to be revised Kirby said. The judge said he understood Slater to say the county needed a jail staff of five persons plus a Cook and supervisor or else the facility would fall out of compliance with state standards. A jail that does not receive certification from the state would be forced to close Down sheriff . Standard said. Standard said slaters complaint was targeted at the current a dual role the three Man staff performs. Not Only do the jailers supervise prisoners but they also must prepare two meals a Day breakfast and lunch Standard said. A someone should eliminate those duties and let the jailers perform their primary duties a the sheriff said. This could be done by hiring a part time Cook to prepare the two meals and expanding Relief personnel for the jailers Standard said. Jail Page 2a City s heart beats saturday in downtown the third annual heart of the City festival kicks off saturday at 9 . And will last until Midnight with events ranging from a diaper Derby to a band of belly dancers. Last year the festival attracted More than 5,000 people More than doubling 1984�?Ts crowd of 2,000. Organizers Elaine Oliver Cindy Mcguire David Mills and main Street director Teri Quinones Are hoping for a turnout of More than 10,000 this year. The four have gotten word of the festival out with television radio and newspaper Adver Lisments in Midland Odessa Stanton Lamesa and san Angelo Quinones said. She said the festival will be a Good Chance for visitors to experience the sincerity of the City a people and the uniqueness heart Page 2a House expected to vote tax hike Washington a democratic leaders said today the House will join the Senate in calling for a tax increase and a Sharp Cut in president Reagan a proposed military buildup. But the tax increase wont happen unless Reagan supports it. House speaker Thomas p. Of Neill jr., d-mass., emphasized to reporters that the House wont enact the tax boost envisioned in the budget if Reagan would then claim he had been forced by democrats to sign it. A the has to embrace it that a right a of Neill said a bipartisan support in the Congress is not despite administration lobbying lawmakers of both parties say the $994 billion spending plan drafted by the democratic controlled House budget committee will win today and a Republican alternative that a somewhat closer to what Reagan requested will lose. A this is going to be a democratic vote and they Are going to take the responsibility for it a said rep. Delbert l. Latta of Ohio senior Republican on the budget panel who opposes the measure. A a they be got them the votes pretty Well lined a i think we have enough votes to pass it a House majority Leader Jim Wright a Texas said today. The budget committee adopted the Senate a decision to add $7.3 billion in taxes to the $6 billion budget Reagan submitted in february. While the Republican controlled Senate proposed $301 billion for the military in the budget it passed May 2, the House panels plan would authorize Only $285 billion. House republicans propose no More taxes than Reagan. But they too would pare Back Reagan a $320 billion defense request to $293 billion

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