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Clovis News Journal (Newspaper) - April 6, 1990, Clovis, New Mexico Budget cuts made i state Page 3 full pc a the beggar who suns himself by the Side of the Highway possesses that Security which Kings Are fighting Adam Smit Cloine j eos journal vol. 62 no. 6clovis, new Mexico Friday april 6, 1990 25c daily sunday $1 serving Eastern new Mexico amp West Texas . Hails Trade Deal with Japan by Martin Crutsinger the associated press Washington a the Bush administration today hailed the .-Japan Trade agreement As marking a new Era in relations but cautioned that the Accord must be followed by Concrete action on the part of Japan. A we think we have a Good blueprint for action and we got a Good Dow payment a said . Trade representative Carla Hills. A obviously we want results and if they done to occur we would be Hills remarks to reporters at a briefing session was in response to sceptical comments which greeted the document in Congress. Many members said Japan had made Broad promises before to open its markets to foreign products but had failed to live up to the agreements. Hills said the administration would be pushing for significant follow up to thursdays Accord in which Japan promised to take a series of measures to make it easier for foreigners to invest and do business in Japan. She said both nations still had to come to terms on a final report due in july and that even after that document was finished she would consult frequently with the japanese to Monitor their Progress in implementing the commitments. Soviets take Back demand by Barry Schweid the associated press Washington a the soviet Union today withdrew its demand that a reunified Germany be Neutral and foreign minister Eduard a. Shevardnadze predicted a very important documents will be signed at next months superpower Summit. After a two hour session with president Bush at the White House Shevardnadze predicted a wide Range of agreements would be produced at Bush a Summit meeting with soviet president Mikhail s. Gorbachev beginning May 30. Shevardnadze cautioned however that a it will take an additional Effort to fashion a treaty to Cut Long Range nuclear missiles in time to be initiated by the two leaders at the Summit. Even if that deadline is met the Complete treaty would not be ready until later in the year and could be signed by Bush and Gorbachev at a second Summit. Shevardnadze standing under an umbrella in a rain swept driveway told reporters agreements in preparation Deal with arms control Trade relations cooperation in science and space. A this Summit certainly will become a major event in world affairs a Shevardnadze said in russian. A the two presidents will sign very important Spring shearing Mardo Lopez takes aim on a few tree branches with pruning shears As he works to prepare the Luck a Dawg amusement Park for its season staff photographer Dave Holland opening. The Park located adjacent to Hillcrest zoo will open saturday in time for Spring and summertime entertainment. City brass offer to take Lead in drug tests by Jean Hodges no news editor Clovis City commissioners thursday discussed an employee drug testing policy that they said would include testing themselves. Mayor James b. Moss said the City did not have a formal drug testing program during a study session after its meeting. A if we Are asking the Community to push to reduce the demand of drugs the City of Clovis has to take the Lead one said. Commissioner Robert Moreno said that with the City a efforts to fight the demand and Supply of drugs the City should explore a drug testing policy. A we have been selected As a Pilot City to set up a drug prevention program that perhaps will be picked up in other areas of the state a Moreno said. A the wheels Are turning. Ever body a working on it. We need to ask what we can do in the i to. We need to sent a message to the Community a drug test me tomorrow if you want police chief Caleb Chandler said he had researched official drug policies in other police departments including drug screening. A i would Volunteer the police department to be leaders for the testing a he said. Commissioner Charlie Anderson also volunteered. A since we Are designated As a Model City i for one step out to be first a Anderson said. City attorney David Richards said there Are some problems involved with drug testing and questions that need to be answered. A the supreme court held that drug testing urinalysis is in see drugs Page 2 permit for new Wells fails in deadlock vote by Jean Hodges no news editor water Well drillers weathered a storm thursday when the Clovis City commission deadlocked on a new permit that would require identification of new Wells. The permit would have required a Driller to provide the location of the Well the size of the Well and whether it was within 50feetofthe sewer line. A$5 permit fee would also have to be paid. An ordinance establishing the permit was not introduced after commissioners voted 4-4. Supporters of the permit included mayor James Moss and commissioners Charlie Anderson Chad Lydick and see Wells Page 2 retirees win tax lawsuit by Janet Bresenham no St Aff writer Santa be District court judge Steve Herrera ruled thursday that new Mexico is obligated Topay refunds Toeder Al retirees in the state who were taxed on their pensions. Herrera handed Down the decision thursday in a class action lawsuit filed by three Clovis attorneys on behalf of Federal retirees in new Mexico. Approximately 500 Clovis Federal Reti Rees Are among thousands of state residents who May receive refunds on income taxes paid on their pensions from 1985 through 1988 if the judges decision stands. In a letter opinion Herrera said the taxes were collected illegally. The decision could Cost the state at least $18 million. A to deny the Federal retirees in this Case the Opportunity of taking advantage of the refund process which our legislature has granted to them would com Pound one illegal cd wifi another a Herrera said. A the state of new Mexico did no to have the right to collect and they have the right to keep Robert Brack James f. Hart and Lisa Conly Cronin filed the class action lawsuit in Santa be District court last june. Brack said Money has been set aside by the state legislature from unappropriated surplus in the general Reserve fund to pay the refunds if Herrera a ruling stands. Each refund claim also accrues interest at a rate of 15 percent from the Date the claim is filed. The new Mexico lawsuit was filed following a decision last March by the . Supreme court in the Case of Davis is. Michigan. The court ruled that exempting state retirees pensions from taxation while taxing Federal retirees violated Federal Law and the . Constitution. Onlythefirst$3, pensions were exempt from state income tax for new Mexico residents whereas state pensions were completely exempt. The taxation and Revenue department decided Las year to exempt All Federal pension income for 1989 from state income tax. The plaintiffs in the Case of Robert l. Burns it a1, is. State of new Mexico it a1, include retired military or civil service see retirees Page 3 county health clinic property purchased by Marsha Mcfadden n j managing editor Curry county will pay $60,000 for land at 13th and in health department. County manager Geneva Cooper said the first $30,000 payment was made wednesday. The remainder is due in 60 Days. The new county Public health department will be funded with a $485,000 Grant that was approved by the 1989 legislature in a Bill sponsored by rep. Vincent Gallegos. An additional $50,000 was proposed by Gal legos i n i Egi is a Tion during the special session in March. The Money is earmarked for acquisition of land for the facility. It was signed thursday by gov. Garrey Carruthers. A with the Money we re getting from the special session see county Page 2 program helps youth grow by Gary Mitchell n j staff writer Clovis prevention program director Carol Tyler seeks to make life a Little better for the youth she works with in the Clovis area schools. A my goal is to see the kids understand themselves More to accept themselves where they Are right now and know that its of a Tyler said. A a it a important for kids to know that they compete with themselves to achieve personal goals rather than comparing themselves to that a the message she imparts both in her project growth classroom presenta education tons to sixth graders As Well As Junior High and High school support groups. Tyler is under contract jointly with mental health resources and the Clovis municipal school District to coordinate the Clovis prevention program. The program has a broader scope than just preventing drug and alcohol abuse. A project growth is a state funded program through mental health resources a Tyler said. A Pitfalls under the umbrella of the prevention program. I do classroom presentations to the sixth grades in every school in Clovis. It focuses on self control and self discipline and How important they Are in the decisions we make in our a she does a Good Job in making the presentations a said Dale Paul principal at Cameo elementary school. A she works with self esteem and self image. The classroom presentations cover 12 hours of time per group. Tyler sets up the presentations for either six weeks at two hours see education Page 2 forecast r partly Cloudy warmer i mid-30s a near 70 Index Church 8 11 classified 18,19 comics 16 crossword 6 editorial.4 farm finance. 7 Horoscope. 16 lifestyles 15 obituaries 3 sports 13,14 weather 3

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