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Clovis News Journal (Newspaper) - February 9, 1983, Clovis, New Mexico Newspaper serving Eastern new Mexico and West Texas vol.54 no. 270 a report via satellite Clovis new Mexico wednesday february 9,1983 22 pages today daily or sunday 25creagan to accelerate construction i news journal photo Pete s Angels a these women from left Pat Rodriquez Mary Mitchell and Janet Burnett known As Pete s Angels had a Muddy Job today As they worked cattle at the Clovis livestock Market Sale. The recent bad weather in the area left the pen area Muddy but it did not appear to hamper the women s enthusiasm. Inquiry causes political turmoil Tel Aviv Israel a apr a an inquiry commissions report holding defense minister Ariel Sharon responsible in the Beirut massacre and demanding his ouster has thrown Israel into political chaos and increased pressure for Early Elee Ioas the findings put prime minister Menachem begin in a bind the three Man commission said begin should fire Sharon if he refuses to step Down and Sharon is resisting. The prime minister met with his Cabinet for two hours tuesday without reaching a decision on Sharon s status and announced a second meeting for today. A key figure in the ruling coalition said begin would not dismiss the former general a bulwark of the prime minister s popularity with his right Wing constituency. Its hard for him to do such a thing a Avraham shastra chairman of the a Rue me via by coalition told reporters alter meeting wifi be n. Quot anyone of knows the prime minister knows he is a Noble Man and he respects Arik it Sharon s nickname As to what happens next Shapira said a that is in the hands of Menachem begin a dozens of people protesting in Tel Avivm a Dizengoff Square demanded the whole government resign after the Fin dings were released tuesday but Many israelis viewed the report As a testament to the country s democracy. A Only a nation with the moral strength of Israel could afford to publish such findings said an insurance Salesman who asked not to be identified a the state of Israel has been pro government protesters who gathered at the prime minister s office during tuesdays Cabinet minding Sang a Zarik. Kim of Israel Quot Sharo we re with it much of beg end if Sharon hut the 54-v no Quot they yelled political Travail would lid resign voluntarily lid defense minister declined a Public Opportunity to state his intention essay night he told a gathering of political supporters in Tel Aviv that the government would discuss the matter in private Sharon indicated that he would continue to fight and that i considered his Domestic political enemies on a Par with Palestine liberation organization chief Yasser Arafat of the commission s findings he said a i heard that Arafat was Little pleased. Here. Too. There Are some who Are a Little pleased a Clovis wants veterans Hospital a request from the City of Clovis has been made to state rep. Hoyt Pattison asking him to promote the placement of a veterans Hospital in Clovis rather than in truth or consequences. City manager Teddy Ryan sent a letter to Pattison Friday proposing that the placement of the veterans facility in Clovis would be More economical for the state Ryan a letter was in response to House Bill to which proposes renovating the former Carrie Mgley crippled children s Hospital at truth or con sequences into a veterans facility with 180 Beds the approximate Cost of renovating the building would be $1,000,000. Ryan maintains that the memorial ser vice Center Hio w 12th in Clovis could be renovated to accommodate i to Beds at a Cost ranging Between $508,000 and $584,000 this Range represents an approximate Cost of $4,000 to $5,300 per bed Whill the t or c facility would Cost $5,375 per bed if the Clovis facility is selected an improved level of a benefits could be provided but it would Cost the state less to open the facility As Well As less to operate it. These factors a combined at a time when the state of new Mexico is facing significant deficits and the Economy of our state and nation Are less than what would he desired seems prudent fiscal management to provide an improved level of care at a lower total the letter reads Ryan discussed the letter with Meliers of the City commission at their study session tuesday evening also discussed at the commission meeting was Senate Bill no 37 which if approved would provide additional Money to City police departments and county sheriff s offices to maintain Law enforcement Protection if the Bill is approved Clovis would receive approximately $115,000, Ryan said the commission is expected to adopt a Resolution of support for sb37 during its thursday business meeting the commission also approved soliciting bids for the grazing lease at Ned Bouk Park and for the Purchase of aluminium planking for the grandstands at Bell Park commissioners present at the meeting were Cleo Carpenter. J r Dickenson Tom Harden. Lynn Martin and Gordon Rowell Pat Sandoval is still recuperating from heart surgery and Frank Murray w As out of Tow n school to hire part time custodians by roil Marr staff writer the Clovis school District will hire retired school custodial employees on a part time basis to avoid increasing fees for the use of school facilities by the Public said the assistant superintendent for business Charles Bruet told the Clovis school Board at its regular meeting tuesday night that the move should save Money because the District will not have to pay regular staff overtime pay and fringe benefits. Retired school workers can earn up to $2,400 a year without losing retirement benefits he said. Two retired workers have already expressed an interest in the idea and Bruet said he expects More to follow the retired workers would not be Able to do All the work required to keep facilities open after hours because there will probably be some scheduling problems and there will probably not be enough retired workers available at times he said. Clovis schools now charge Public groups $7 50 an hour for the use of facilities hut that will not pay for the custodians who keep the buildings open said Pruet there is a deficit of $655.42 in the District Central office activity fund because of the Cost of maintaining the facilities for Public users he said the fund will be covered by investment earnings later he said Pruet said the user fees Are meant to a More or less break even a but not to make a profit there Are other a hidden costs Quot in using the facilities such As Energy costs but he said that it would probably not by Worth the trouble to figure them out at present the plan will he carried out until the end of the school year on a trial basis in other business the school Board approved renewal of contracts for administrative personnel. None were denied renewal the renewals follow evaluations of Central department Heads assistant superintendents principals and assistant principals As part of the Quot nor see school on Page 2 Cannon included in budget Washington a president Reagan a proposed budget for fiscal year 1984 in eludes a $6 8 million military construction request for a consolidated sup port Center at Gannon air Force base according to sen Pete Domenici funding for the project would have to come from the passage of a military construction appropriation Hill to be passed sometime this year a this is Only the initial stage of the process final funding for the project is still a Long Way off a Domenici said a but it is a very Good sign for Cannon air Force base and the Economy of Clovis that the president specifically included Cannon in his request for military construction project funding a a if the request is approved the funds would he used to replace buildings that were constructed during world War ii and Are no longer Energy efficient. The personnel financial and educational offices would he consolidated into one building. Washington it a president Reagan says he a decided to accelerate already scheduled government construction projects to provide additional jobs and help the Economy recover from the recession because such construction is already in the Federal budget although perhaps scheduled for upcoming years he added that a it won t add anything to the deficit to do Reagan a comments were in an interview with editorial writers tuesday. A transcript was released by the White House today Reagan w to last week said he had asked aides to examine such a Speed up told the editorial writers he has asked government departments to accelerate a their maintenance work construction things of that kind that Are called Reagan said the officials were told. A expedite it accelerate it Don t wait if you be got it on schedule some place Down the line it s already in the budget go to work on it and Start doing it to help in the recovery a but Reagan reaffirmed his opposition to creating a Public works jobs program to bring Down the nation s unemployment rate which was to 2 percent last month Reagan said he would rather try to ease unemployment by retraining workers As he called for in his state of the Union message last month a than by a giving someone an imitation Job temporarily Quot that apparently was a reference to democratic proposals to create jobs programs which Reagan has Long opposed Reagan also reiterated his opposition to congressional cuts in his proposed defense budget and said a a maybe we should have been smart to allow con Gress to make reductions in the fiscal 1984 budget totalling $8 billion the amount eliminated from the spending proposal before it was sent to Capitol Hill. He said defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger was cooperative in finding places to Cut. A there were some things we hated a Reagan said a but i insisted that we stay with whatever we but now he added Many members of Congress think there s room for More cuts a i think if there was we would have found it a he said he said the a steady drumbeat from Congress about cutting the defense spending request Quot has created a false belief among too Many people in this country that maybe in one or two years we have solved the problem Quot of beefing up the a Bons defences Reagan also indicated he would not be disappointed if the panel i appointed to find a Basing Mode or the my missile selected something other than the so called dense pack system he originally proposed the Washington Post today quoted sources As saying a majority of the 11-Memher commission opposes the dense pack Basing Mode in which too missiles would be deployed in closely spaced super hardened silos Young suspect arraigned in court a 16 year old Elida area youth. W Ilbert t Anthony was arraigned in the children s court of judge Fred t Hensley today on charges of criminal sexual penetration attempted murder and aggravated twitter in connection with a Jan 19 attack on a five year old Melrose girl in a Story about the Case tuesday the Clovis news journal incorrectly reported the name of the youth As will Anthony Jenkins the name Jenkins should not have appeared As part of the Story and the news journal regrets any embarrassment or discomfiture the error might have caused at his court appearance this morning Anthony stood silent and judge Hensley entered a plea of not guilty for the youth the suspect w As represented by attorney Morris Stagner during the hearing the office of District attorney Bill Bonem filed a motion to have the Case transferred to the District court criminal docket if the motion is approved by the court Anthony would be tried As an adult on the three charges one a first degree felony one a second degree felony and the third a third Legree felony in support of the state s motion an evaluation of Anthony was requested to determine if he is susceptible to rehabilitation through juvenile facilities. The court ordered that Anthony be transported to the juvenile detention facility in Artesia pending his trial which has tentatively been set for March 24 he was to be transferred to Artesia this afternoon according to reports. The youth is to be evaluated by the Southeastern forensic team an Agency under contract to the state health and environment department to provide psychological evaluations in criminal and children s court cases a detention hearing for the youth was held tuesday afternoon in ninth District court children s court Anthony was arrested at his Home near Elida at approximately 12 30 a in tues Day by Curry county sheriffs officers. The youth was reportedly attending the epic basketball tournament at Melrose the night of the attack he was reported to have attended the tournament with his family and subsequently returned Home with them on feb 5, a police artist from the Albu 5m Melrose on Page 2 insurance code restructure eyed Santa be i a i codification of state insurance Laws a the first in More than 50 years is the key provision in a Bill introduced in this year s legislative session about half of the state Senate members attended a briefing tuesday on the massive Bill ski that was introduced on the opening Day of the session Quot you have an Opportunity to adopt a modern restructured and clean insurance code a said state insurance superintendent Vicente Jasso the 1981 legislature gave the state corporation commission $125,000 to developed the code which combines myriad Laws affecting the insurance Industry into a unified statute Robert Williams a Seattle was attorney was retained to develop new i \ weather v j news j Mexico a new code the result is a 451-Page Hill Quot i assure you we did no to plan to have a Law this Williams told the senators tuesday Quot but we inherited it because existing Law is already this thick a Williams said that by eliminating duplications in existing Law and cutting out archaic Laws that no longer apply he was Able to add some desirable new material. Williams discussed the new provisions in the proposed code a major change he said is a provision for permanent licensing of insurance companies and insurance agencies operating in the state a there Are hundreds of companies and thousands of agents licensed in new Mexico who now must renew their licenses annually a Williams said a the insurance department is up to its ears in paperwork at certain times of the year when the licenses Are being renewed a under the new Law he said if a com Pany continues to be qualified and pays its taxes its License continues w without the requirement for annual renewal for insurance agents the License would be in effect a was Long As the agent is in business and behaves himself Quot Williams said Quot these things Are valuable and free the insurance superintendent to do things that Are More worthwhile than being bogged Dow n in paperwork a he said. W Wlliams also said an ambiguity in current Law Between what is insurance company capital and surplus would lie corrected Quot we be made a Clear distinction in the new Law Quot he said. Quot there also is new Protection As to mail order insurance which has been a plague in some respects a Williams said this Type of insurance is sold through television and newspaper advertisements by a company outside the state and not under regulatory jurisdiction of the state insurance department the new Law gives jurisdiction to new Mexico courts to consider issues involving outside insurance companies that Are advertising for business in new Mexico Williams said new Mexico forecasts by the associated press East c ventral Plains tonight and thursday mostly fair skies West and Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph tonight. Clovis near 30 and mid-50s Portales near 30 and mid-50s Tucumcari mid 20s and Low 50s Northeast Plains tonight and thursday partly Cloudy wind tonight West and Northwest 5 to 15 mph tonight s Low in Clayton will be in the lower 20s and tomorrow s High will be near 50 Southeast Plains tonight and thursday mostly fair skies West and Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph tonight Artesia Low 30s and mid-60s Carlsbad mid-30s and mid 60s Hobbs mid 30s and mid-60s Lovington mid 30s and mid-60s Roswell Low 30s and midst North Central mountains and Central Highlands tonight and thursday partly Cloudy a slight Chance of Snow showers tonight with wind northwesterly 5 to 15 mph los Alamos Low 20s and mid-40s Las vegas near 20 and upper 40s Raton near 20 and near 50 Santa be mid-20s and mid 40s Taos near 15 and Low 40s new Mexico a few mainly Mountain Snow showers North tonight highs thursday mostly 40s mountains with 50s to mid 60s lower elevations lows tonight 5 to Low 20s mountains with 20s and 30s lower elevations a 24-hour Check of temperatures from the Gas company of new Mexico showed the follow ing Ham 40 8pm 40 10a in 48 10p m. 47 2pm 54 2a.m. 38 7pm. 41 7a.m. 34 tuesdays High at i pm. Was 56 degrees. To Days slow at 5 45 a in was 33 degrees. Former Melrose teacher files suit against school Melrose a the Melrose school Board met in a two hour closed session tuesday night to discuss a lawsuit filed against the school District by a former teacher Wilbur w Cockrell former teacher filed the lawsuit in u s District court in Albuquerque the lawsuit was served against the school District thursday said superintendent John Whitcamp. An unsuccessful recall election aimed at Board members Don Hightower Montey Welsh and j v Curtis was held last june partly because of the Board s refusal to re hire Cockrell the petition calling for the election charged the three men with malfeasance and misfeasance in the boards refusal to re hire Cockrell and another teacher it also charged the three with negligence in the handling of a contract for seating in the physical education Complex. In last week s school Hoard election Hightower was Defeated by Joe Bill Montgomery but Welsh won his position for another term Whitcamp said the meeting was a just a discussion planning meeting a Between the school Board and the districts attorney c. Emery Cuddy of Santa be. Present at the meeting were Montgomery. Curtis Welsh Hightower and Bob Bennett member Wayne Pinnell w As absent bridge.14 classified.19,20,21 comics.14 crossword.6 deaths.2 or. Donohu e.6 entertainment.9 farm ranch horoscope.14 society. Sports news.iifi2 miss your news journal Call 763-3431 Between 5 30 and 7 . Daily. 7 30 and 10a.m. Sunday

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