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Clovis News Journal (Newspaper) - December 12, 1999, Clovis, New Mexico Index weather state in to classified 2-1 or clouts items journal comics .3c col or in notary 4a vol 71 no 219 lifestyles i to Al Lluu i s a Freedom newspaper a 1 serving Eastern new Mexico weather 2a and West Texas since 1929 Clearing by late sunday sunny and warmer on Moi h Lay. Page 2a we ii i to lev arrested Tor removing sensitive weapons data Page 5a Farwell rallies past solve Riih s to win Holiday tournament. Page 1b sunday f clouts items a a i i a Al Clovis. New Mexico december 12, 199950c daily sunday sit Roadway defense team claims drug use by attorney by Tony Farkas news editor Tho defense team for convicted murderer Michael Treadway is seeking More time to file a motion for a new trial one they feel is necessary because Olin effective assistance of counsel Quot a claim based in part on allegations of illegal drug use by the teams Lead lawyer. Additionally a notice was filed stating Santa be attorney Jeffrey j. Buckets will begin representing t Roadway. State Law requires certain motions to be filed within to Days of a guilty verdict which was handed Down nov. 5 however District judge Bill Bonem granted an Extension to dec. 15. Buckels seeks until March 15, 2000. To prepare the motion saying that he did not come into the Case until the end of the work Day on dec. 6. And that before that time he had no Access to the Case file and no business approaching witnesses or participants. And that most of the Basic groundwork in the trial has to in done from scratch. Buckels cites in the motion that Shattuck was ineffective because1 he a interviewed no witnesses prior to the guilt phase1 of a the Shattuck would cry at inappropriate times. I believe he was suffering from cocaine withdrawal during these times. Suddenly at the end of the trial he was energetic and animated. I believe during those last few Days he was using cocaine Gail Eva san attorney with Treadway s defense team Tho anal. Failed to review audiotapes of pretrial interviews failed to visit the crime scene. Laili d to retain a investigator until september 1999 and involved no expert in sentencing phase preparation prior to the beginning of the also. Buckels stated in the motion. Shattuck a was under the influence of or withdrawing from cocaine on multiple occasions during the representation including during the trial itself Quot District attorney Randall Harris who prosecuted the Case. Said a these Are indeed serious allegations made by or. Buckels. I Hope that they Are not True. A likewise i sincerely Hope this is not a desperate and pathetic ploy by these defense attorneys and the Lublic defenders of ii to attack the hard work and consciousness of that Roosevelt county jury Quot Harris said. �?othose1 jurors spent several weeks listening to painstaking testimony before making the toughest decision that any juror is asked to make. A there an times when being Wirt of the american Justice system makes you very proud this is not one of those Harris said. Harris said something like this has never happened in the 12 years he has been involved in the judicial system. And As for the allegations of a crime his office would normally investigate hut the ability to get any kind of evidence to substantiate such charges would he difficult. A this will have to be referred to the state disciplinary Board of the supreme court Quot Harris said. A when this kind of informal drugs far a Iccy nursing Grad balances family Schoolboy David Arkin staff writer dec. 8 will always have a special place in Paula Barela Schneider Many a heart a for several reasons. Barela Schneider Mun 37. Who was one of 188 students to graduate from Clovis Community College on Friday evening has gone through several moving and emotional exx Rienes during the last year including graduating from College a pinning ceremony through the colleges nursing program and giving birth to a baby girl. On dec. 8, 1998, Barela Schnei Derman was in the Middle of a final at the College when her water broke. A i told my instructor that i wanted to finish my final and when i was finished i would deliver my baby a Barela Schneiderman said. A however she told me that we could worry about the final later and that i needed to get to the on dec. 8, 1999, a year after giving birth to her sixth child. Barela Schneiderman went through another emotional experience a though probably not As meaningful As give. Ing birth to her baby. Barela Schneiderman was pinned at a ceremony for nursing students. She said the ceremony was a wonderful. A i guess its just a real coincidence but last year i had my daughter on dec. 8 at 1 23 p.m., and i got pinned this year on dec. 8 at 1 30 p.m., almost exactly a year later a Barela Schneiderman. She said she does no to know if she could have made it through her schooling without the help of fellow nursing students who provided assistance with her classes throughout the last two years. Recall election nears by David Arkin staff Wal tar in two Days voters in a Levis District i will decide whether John Schuller will finish his first term As a City commissioner. Schuller who is Halfway through his four year term was one of two commissioners targeted for recall in a pi1 tit Ion drive that ended in october. The other. Eldred Noble of District 2, avoided the vote because no signed petitions for his recall were submitted to City Hall. Both officials were accused of Micro managing City affairs and going beyond their policy setting role. A civilian recall election a Only voters in District 1 can participate a precincts 22. 23, 24 and 32 will Vole at Yucca Junior High school a precincts 17, 18 and 19 will vote at Zia elementary school staff photo Gwyn Matthews Paula Barela Schneiderman interacts with her 1 year old daughter Maggie in the nursing lab at Clovis Community College on Friday morning. Barela Schneiderman said nursing is something she has wanted to do since she was in High school and balanced the role of wife Mother and student in order to receive her licensed practical nurse certificate she also said her husband has been a a real help through it All and her Church has played a major role. A mostly you just do it a she said. A you make your mind up that you Are going to and you do it. The nursing program Here is real stressful. But its Why i came Here. I came Here to be part of this Barela Schneiderman said she May take the next two semesters off before completing the registered nurse portion of the program. In 20 months her husband will retire from the military and he will be Able to act As a both parents while she starts her career As a nurse. Barela Schneiderman said she Hopes to work in a clinic with the elderly. A in our culture we put our elderly in nursing Homes hut in other cultures the elderly live at their homier their family a Home a Barela Schneiderman said. A i done to feel the elderly should be placed in nursing Homes. You can to avoid it sometimes hut i would like to see a change in she said she supports Home health care where nurses visit the sick and elderly at their own residence. Sti student fag. Tai employee at Lannon air Force base Schuller unseated incumbent commissioner Gayla Brumfield in a hotly contested election that saw one third of the districts eligible voters go to the Mills. He earned name recognition by leading a Campaign to keep a Low income housing project from being built in colonial Park. Since Law ing elected to the commission Schuller has played roles in giving a pay raise to City workers getting the City a Golf course improved and in Hoik control. He also advocated giving City tax funds earmarked Lur an event Center to the county which has proposed building a similar facility at the Fairgrounds. Recently Schullerts support was key to the City a decision to build an $800, water playground in Rotter Park. The recall Effort took form As turmoil in the police department peaked Over the summer. Schuller and Noble were outspoken supporters of see recall in Agi 2a Harvest worker left cashless for the Christmas season by Lori Frazier staff writer hiring people to help out during Harvest is common practice in areas where agriculture is a primary Industry. One Clovis woman counts on her income from such work to keep her family going through the rest of the year. This year her income fell Short of her needs. Linda not her real name has been a Clovis resident for 18 years. She asked for help because she can to afford to buy her 8-year-old son a christinas gift this year. Without help from the Community through the empty stocking fund Linda said Christmas Day would be just a an Ordinary although Linda and her son May have Many needs she made no special requests Only that they have a special Christmas. Through the empty stocking see stocking Page 6a by Leah Johnson staff writer details of a new Library for Clovis Community college1 were being discussed in a Friday meeting of the colleges Board of trustees. The College administration is hoping build a 30,000 to 40,000-Square-foot facility that will not Only House its collection of books hut have student computer stations internet Access and a technology Center Beverlee Mcclure president of the College said. Funding for the new Library will come from a $1.58 million Bond Issue sought by new Mexico commission on higher education which will hopefully be approved in january Mcclure said. The 7,000-Square-foot space that the old Library now occupies will by turned into a one Stop new student Center. Students will be Able to Register for classes apply for financial Aid in a centralized location. A students can walk from one end of the Center to the other and take care of All obligations Quot Mcclure said. Architect John Greer of Greer Stafford Sjef inc. Of Albuquerque is working with the College to design a Library and technology Center that a students and the Community will have easy Access Greer showed slides of libraries at other campuses so the Board members could see what other colleges across the county were doing with their libraries. Greer also discussed the fact that he wants Board members College administration and members of the Community to be involved in All phases of Library planning and development. One of the major obstacles that see College Page 3a empty stocking fund a a a a it it a in a i College continues with Library plan Al Lewis a former Railroad worker and his son Ethan 10, watch As a Burlington Northern train makes it Way along the track set up at North Plains mall on saturday. The annual display is put on by the Clovis Model train club As a Way to advertise their presence in town As Well As a Chance to a play a said one member. Staff photo Gwyn Matthews Railroad crossing

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