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Clovis News Journal (Newspaper) - May 20, 1983, Clovis, New Mexico Newspaper diurnal serving Eastern new Mexico and West Texas vol 55 no. Ii a report via satellite Clovis new Mexico Friday May 20, 1985 18 pages today daily of sunday 25c in Freak Accident feed paramedics of the Clovis Aid to Homer Couvillon at it a Accident thursday beneath the Duel wheels of an end dump truck when he attempted to manually repair a mechanical malfunction on the Power take off of the Rig. Driver pinned under frock wheels n ifs rpt what due wheels i in stable parents jammed Couvillon was attempt going surgery Ling to manually release the take off k Accident at when the cab of the truck moved Forward knocking him beneath the wheels Couvillon s legs were trapped beneath the w heels a trucker. Tom Bullion was driving through the lot when he discovered Couvillon he told police that he jumped from his Rig and backed the truck off of Couvillon. According to the report Bullion said. A the Couvillon was in a was dumping end dump trailer n he was crushed f the Rig actor t the Accident oct by 4pm wer take off on the bed of the Rig a world of Hurt. According to the report. Couvillon was under the truck for Only a matter of minutes a report from the Clovis High Plains Hospital said Couvillon was in surgery until about to p in thursday he remained in the intensive care unit today the iot4 truck in which Couvillon was hauling the Sand is owned by Harold Longley j weather news Tornado activity possible by the associated press last Central Plains tonight partly Cloudy with a continuing a Hance for showers Vav ids Light and Easterly saturday fair and warmer Clovis overnight Low. Low 40s. Saturday High. Near 80 Portales iou 4% and near 80. Agricultural weather forecast Dew Points in the Low 40s with relative humidity ranging from near 45 percent in the afternoon to near 90 percent at night Bairn All amounts generally less than .50 Southeast Plains tonight partly Cloudy with widely scattered showers continue my w kinds Light and Easterly saturday Tan and warmer Artesia upper 40s and Low to it Carlsbad near 50 and mid-80s Hobbs near 50 and Low bos Lovington near to and Low 80s Boswell upper 40s and Low 80 agricultural weather forecast Dew Points near 40 degrees with relative humidity ranging from near 25 percent in the afternoon to near to percent at night Barnaul amounts generally less than 50 of an Inch. North Central mountains and Central Highlands tonight decreasing cloudiness pc it to showers ending winds Light and northerly saturday fair and warmer Las v Egas mid-30s and upper nos los Alamos Low 30s and mid 60s. Baton Low his and upper 60s. Santa be mid-30s and near 70. New Mexico decreasing showers from e West tonight becoming fair and Armer statewide saturday. Lows night mostly 30s mountains and North die 40s lower elevations Central and uth highs saturday mostly 60s Moun ins w of 70s and 80s lower elevations. A 24 hour Check of temperatures from e As company of new Mexico showed e following 8a m. 57 . 68 2pm 72 7 60 monday s High it i Glees today slow at 5 a in Grees Cannon air Force base authorities alerted state police Early this afternoon of possible torn adic activity As a line of thunderstorms moved toward the Clovis area a fab Weatherman reported that radar had indicated such activity w within a line of thunderstorms about 30 Miles Northwest of fab he said at about 2pm that heavy ram and Hail were moving at about 18 mph East Southeast toward Melrose the Clovis ranch Vale area and the area North of Clovis Vaughn. Santa Rosa and Las vegas reported heavy Hail Golf Ball sized Hail and heavy rain were reported from fort Sumner City names Trapp to municipal judge spot t ormer magistrate judge Ernest Trapp was appointed As Clovis temporary municipal judge thursday by the City commission Trapp replaces municipal judge i rank l Dibarri w to has taken a temporary leave of absence i Dibarri was indicted by the Curry county grand jury april u on eight counts of embezzlement and misuse of Public funds the judge took the leave of a sence until his Case is tru d in court i Rapp was selected from six other per sons who attended thursday s and tues Days commission meetings to request the Job other applicants included Russell muffle Joanne Moore Richard Burke. Bobby Light Ross Simms and John Morlock muffle was a candidate for municipal judge in the last municipal election he was Defeated by Ulibary. W to was the incumbent Trapp served As a magistrate judge in Curry county for one four year term from 1979 to 1982 he was replaced by Ottis Foster inside today 8 . 57 Kip in 54 2a in 46 7 a in 43 was 72 was 42 Abby. Almanac. I4 bridle. A a classified. 15,,i7 c Lovis in Brief. A o2 crossword. 4 deaths. 2 do Donohue. I editor i Ai. A entertainment.14 Erma bombeck.14 glad you asked the at.14 Hospital notes.05 religious news.11.12.13 society.6 sports news. 09.10 miss your news journal Call 763-3431 Between 5 30 and 7 . Daily. 7 30 and 10a.m. Sunday. Embargo on f-16 Sale withdrawn Washington it apr the Reagan administration today lifted a nearly year Long embargo on the Sale of 75 advanced f-16 Jet fighters to Israel imposed after Israel invaded Lebanon the action foreshadowed by Israel s recent agreement to withdraw its troops from Lebanon was announced in a Brief Pentagon memorandum which said on Gress has been formally notified of the proposed Sale of the jets along with spare parts and related equipment the Cost of the package is about $2 7 billion a this proposed Sale is consistent with the United states policy of insuring that Israel has the Means to defend itself within secure Borders should it become necessary the Pentagon memorandum said because of the year s delay in pro feeding with the Sale Israel probably will not get the first deliveries of the new f 16s until 1985 Israel already has a Fleet of 75 f 16s provided by the United states after Israel and Egypt reached their peace agreement in the late 1970s the administration had informally notified Congress last May that it pro Balv would offer Israel the additional 75 f 16s. Hut it halted the process after Israel s troops crossed into Lebanon in Early june last year since then there has been Only one new arms Sale to Israel involving 200 sidewinder air to air missiles for $16 million the Pentagon announcement on the f 16s referred to a potential co production officials said this Means see embargo. Page 2 Southeast Texas hit by Tornado barrage associated press writer a barrage of up to eight tornadoes bombarded Houston and other communities in Southeast Texas and four others skipped through Central Louisiana Early today killing eight people injuring at least three dozen and wrecking hundreds of Homes the eight deaths plus a drowning reported in flooding in Mississippi pushed the death toll to 15 in two Days of severe thunderstorms twisters and flooding across the South entire communities in Central Loui Siana were left without Power today and Many roads were blocked As the twisters toppled Trees and Mobile Homes Thuribe storms roaring Dixie on wednesday and thursday unleashed More than 30 twisters and up to 8 inches of rain in places chasing hundreds of people from their Homes the National weather service said five confirmed tornadoes and three apparent twisters touched Dow n in Houston and its suburbs in four hours beginning shortly after Midnight Texas civil defense officials reported three people dead in Northern Harris county near Houston and sheriffs deputies said two were killed in a Tornado that struck new Caney and Porter in Montgomery county North of the City an elderly Man was killed in Liberty Price fixing charged three Clovis Oil companies have pleaded no contest to charges of gasoline Price fixing and three other corporations have been indicted by the Curry county grand jury on the same charges Barnett Oil company. Gary Cook Oil company and Ingram Oil company entered no Contes plea in District court and were assessed fines a no contest plea does not admit guilt to the charges however a he court accepts it As a guilty plea indicted on the same charges thursday were Ray Bell Oil company. Smith Oil company and Allsup s convenience stores the attorney general s office is the Chi f prosecutor Barnett Oil company w As fined $15,000 it entered its plea May 3 Gary Cook Oil company was fined $16. Til it entered its plea monday Ingram Oil company was fined $16,272. Sec my. Pace 2 band program a Leighton Gober a member of the Clovis elementary All Star Honor band seems to be handling this rather Large tuba with ease. Leighton was one of 800 students who participated in the Quot All band night pops honors concert Quot held thursday at Rock staubus gym news journal photo Naium. In excess of 2000 people reportedly were in attendance at the 23rd annual concert Leighton is a student at Sandia elementary school. He is the son of or. And mrs. Dennis Gober

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