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Clovis News Journal (Newspaper) - May 11, 1990, Clovis, New Mexico Freda i May 11.1990 to Lottie items journal Clovis new Mexico the brightest newspaper on the High Plains 25 c daily sunday $1 reported sightings confirmed by Lane Willard Gnu staff writer police have confirmed three sightings of 6-year-old Matthew Roberts since his disappearance tuesday afternoon. All three sightings occurred during the afternoon after he left his Home said Clovis police chief Caleb Chandler at a thursday press conference. A was of this time we still have no idea what happened to Matthew Roberts Quot Chandler said. A we Are continuing to develop leads and Check out All leads that do get Matthew son of Debbie and Geoff Roberts 500 w. Christopher is 45-inches tall and weighs about 40 pounds. He has Blond hair and Blue eyes and was recovering from Chicken pox when he disappeared. He disappeared after his Mother left him at Home with his grandmother while she went to a nearby store at about 2 50 . Sometime after she left Matthew ran out of the House to follow her before his grandmother could Stop him. Matthew was seen at the car Wash across the Street from Marshall Junior High school at about 4 45 . By some teenagers Chandler said. He was also seen near the Matthew Roberts Mcdonalds at 14th and Mitchell around 6 ., Chandler said. He was last seen running Down the Alley behind Mcdonalds. The third confirmed sighting took place at Dean Field a Little league Park near Greene acres Lake also around 6 ., Chandler said. Matthew arrived and left by himself in All three instances Chandler said. He acted normally and gave no indication that he was agitated. A fall the confirmed sightings were by people who knew the child Quot Chandler said a the visited with them nothing Spectra see Matthew Page 2a Patricia Gorrell of copy cat plus adjusts the press to print More copies of the poster de sexing f Matthew Roberts who remains missing the company Conj staff Dave Hollar d along with several other local printers have worked nor top k produce thousands of fliers that Are beg distributed. Search spreads nationally by Janet Bresenham Conj staff writer efforts have intensified to spread the word nationwide that 6-year-old Matthew Roberts of gov Isis missing. The search for Matthew who was last seen late tuesday afternoon now is approaching 72 hours with no positive leads on his whereabouts. The investigation has expanded across the county to determine whether Matthew May have been abducted. Reward funds for information leading to Matthews whereabouts have surpassed $10,500 and donations continue to pour into area Banks. The disappearance has attracted National network attention from lbs televisions program �?o48 hours Quot and the Fox networks program a americans most film Crews from �?o48 hours Quot arrived in Clovis thursday and Are foe us my on Matthews family and the Community a efforts to assist the search. A 30-second color video commercial is being made to distribute to television stations and Cable companies for broadcasting. Clovis residents and those in the surrounding area have joined forces in unprecedented numbers to assist Law enforcement officials arid Matthews family. Donations of time Money paper posters yellow see coverage. Page 2a Kirk plans Clovis move lock Stock barrel operation will employ 300 by Janet Bresenham Conj staff writer City commissioners thursday approved Kirk manufacturing request for support of $35 million in taxable Bonds instead of $10 million in Industrial Revenue Bonds to finance the company a relocation to Clovis. Don Pellegrino president of Kirk announced thursday night that the company plans to consolidate the firms four plastics manufacturing plants in California Arizona and Louisiana into one Plant in Clovis. Company officials expect the new Plant to employ about 300 residents instead of their original projection of 110 employees. Pellegrino also said the firms Board of directors decided to change the company a name to Kirk manufacturing of Clovis inc. A from what i have seen Clovis is one of the nicest places to live and raise a family Quot he said. A we decided to consolidate into Clovis and show off this area As a recycling Kirk manufacturing inc. Manufactures plastic garbage containers for municipalities and recycles solid waste into useable items. The firm May expand to manufacturing other products. City attorney Dave Richards explained the difference Between taxable Bonds and the Industrial Revenue Bonds that Kirk first requested several weeks ago. A the process is much simpler for the City because on taxable Bonds All we re really doing is offering support of the company a activities and the Industrial growth a he said. A the City Sparti citation is actually reduced. With Industrial Revenue Bonds the City would have no liability. But with taxable Bonds the City not Only has no liability the Bonds Are not a function of City or state government taxable Bonds also will not be subject to the state limit of $10 million that is set for Industrial Revenue Bonds Richards said. A with Kirk manufacturing a desire to expand to Clovis they will need More Money than they first projected. The Only real Choice they have is to go to taxable Bonds. They feel they can sell those Bonds Quot he said. Richards said he will draft a new inducement Resolution for the commissioners signature similar to the one commissioners passed april 19. The Resolution will be amended to show the company a name change the new request for $35 million in taxable Bonds and delete references to Industrial Revenue Bonds. He said inducement resold Tion expire if no action is taken on the Industrial Revenue Bonds so the commission did not rescind the original Resolution. Kirk presently operates plastics manufacturing plants in Ste Kirk Page 5a City backs Clovis for wipp route list news journal staff Clovis City commissioners adopted a Resolution thursday night in support of designating . Highway 70 As an alternate route for transportation of radioactive waste to the waste isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad. Only commissioner Robert Moreno voted against adopting the Resolution. The decision came after commissioners heard a mixture of emotional opposition and support of the Resolution from several residents. Mayor James b. Moss said the alternate route designation might provide funding to expand . 70 to four lanes Between . 40 and . 20 in new Mexico. However Moss said that Roy Walker who is a member of the environmental improvement Board told him that the possibility of a wipp route being approved through Clovis is Remote. A the Eib probably wont do that Quot Moss said. A they probably wont Detour it that much. I was told that for the first Tive years no waste from wipp would travel through new Mexico from the East or West. It would probably come in through Raton in the most residents at the hearing agreed that the concept of enlarging . 70 to four lanes was a Good idea but several questioned whether shipping radioactive waste through Clovis was the Best Means to accomplish it. A a it san honorable goal to get . 70 four Lane but this is not the Way to do it Quot said Quinn Martin a Clovis attorney. The reason in a Here is i have a 2-year-old,&Quot Martin said. A having a child makes me know that any decision made reflect years but How its going to Manifest itself seven generations Down. To encourage the bringing in of toxic waste in the form of radioactive materials is not in the interests of my child or any other Martin also questioned the safety of the containers that will be used to ship waste to the wipp site. Lifelong resident Charles Kelly also spoke against the use of . 70 As a route to the wipp site. A we Are about to compound the danger two fold Quot he said. A the in route Page a f f 1 of her i vol 62, no. 36 Good evening Bush sets timetable for american on Mars today a weather tonight fair skies. Saturday fair and Breezy. Clovis and Portales upper 40s and near 80. See forecast Page 3a. Index church/9a-11a classified/7-8b comics/4 b crossword/6a editorial/4a farm Fin ,/7a lifestyfes/8a movies/tv/6b obituaries/3a sports/1 b-3b quote for the Day a from the saintly and single minded idealist to the fanatic is often but a a . Hayek shopping Clovis makes Good cents by Rita Beamish the associated press Kingsville Texas president Bush heralding a a new age of exploration a said today he believes the United states will Send astronauts to Mars in 30 years. Bush had previously announced he would Send a manned Mission to Mars but the commencement speech at the Texas agricultural and Industrial University marked the first time he gave a time goal. In the first of a series of graduation speeches this weekend Bush turned attention to his space program leaving behind a capital in an uproar Over taxes and budget negotiations. A thirty years ago Nasa was founded and the space race began. And 30 years from now i believe Man will stand on another planet Quot said Bush. A and so i am pleased to return to Texas today to announce a new age of exploration with not Only a Bush goal but also a timetable a he said. A i believe that before Apollo celebrates the 50th anniversary of its Landing on the Moon the american Flag should be planted on in a speech highlighting space As part of americans heritage of Progress Bush said a a it a time to open up the final Frontier. There can be no turning Back. Americans space program is what civilization needs to begin this journey to perfect the commitment to go further he said a each time we go to the Frontier and beyond we bring Back More than we hoped for. This time we have a Chance to bring Back More than we can Bush de dared that the july 20, 1969, Landing of Apollo la As the first manned spacecraft on the Moon a showed we could meet our commitments to ourselves and to the world proof that democracy could Triumph As decisively in peace As it had in Bush said that his space plans which include reviving the Moon program and having an operational space station by the end of this Century a will help rekindle Public interest in science and mathematics and revitalize an a space Paga 3a cocaine use rate disputed the associated press Santa few there Are 12,800 hard Core cocaine addicts in new Mexico or 8.5 per 1,000, according to a disputed report by the . Senate judiciary committee. State health and Environ ment department spokesman Dan Balduini said thursday the hed cannot vouch for those figures or comment without seeing the report and knowing How its results were derived. The department could not immediately report the number of cocaine addicted new mexicans on thursday but said it has been building a data base to help determine what is needed in state substance abuse treatment and prevention. Jim Wilson of the state department of Public safety says there has been an increase in the number of inmates being admitted to state prison with addiction or dependency to crack or regular cocaine. A the use is damned sure going up among the prison Popula Tion Quot said Wilson. The number of people addicted or dependent on drugs or alcohol has increased from 77 percent in 1987 to 83 percent in 1988 to 93 percent in 1989, he said. Of those the percentage dependent on cocaine has gone up from 9.4 percent in 1987 to 14.3 percent in 1988 to 22.6 percent in 1989. The congressional study indicates there Are nearly 2.2 million hard Core cocaine addicts in the United states. However William Bennett director of the office of National drug control policy said the report released by committee chairman Joseph Biden d-del., see cocaine Page 7a a Billy the kid Page 2a a Emu graduation Page 2a a state meet Page in

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