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Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph (Newspaper) - August 2, 1979, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Watson s slump l opens pea door 7 Page 5c k in pm a i of it v7 a a a a a m f z f f a y # Kelf a a a it bl.l4 la v if a to a k a 3 a a a i Illust m a a a a Cranston sees Salti i passage pm Page 8b weather mostly fair through Friday. Isolated showers and Thunder isolated showers and thunderstorms possible. Details on Page 4a. Colorado a n Quot Springs vol. La free news 7 108th your Freedom newspaper Gazette Telegraph 108th year thursday evening august2 1979 15c daily a 35c sunday a a 9 sections#80 pages Way Buffalo Wyo. A Western airlines Pilot Lowell Ferguson May be in not water with his employer but they love him at a Buffalo International a a he a the Guy who put Buffalo on the map a said Jim Hicks editor of the weekly Buffalo bulletin. A the s a regular hero up Ferguson made Buffalo Airport history tuesday night by giving the 3,500-population Northern Wyoming Community its first a and presume Bably last a commercial Jet service. He thought he was Landing at his scheduled destination Sheridan 35 Miles North. The Boeing 737 Jet landed safely on Buffalo s tiny 4,500-foot runway a where its nos gear sunk through the Asphalt. It took off for Sheridan wednesday minus passengers and Ferguson who was routinely suspended pending investigation. Western officials said later the Landing apparently was a a Case of mistaken identity a but it did t bother most of the 94 passengers aboard flight 44. Some like Theo Hirschfeld. Wanted to go to Buffalo anyway. Hirschfeld recalled thinking the 65-minute flight from Denver seemed Shorter than usual and saying a they we re in when he saw the familiar Small Airport buildings whizzing past his window. Others took advantage of Western hospitality while waiting to be bused to Sheridan. The los Angeles based airline which features in flight Champagne served Post flight Champagne and cocktails and some of the passengers helped flight attendants pour a when they started coming out of the plane it was a pretty Mellow group a Hicks said. A the people were in the Best mood a a few of those arriving from Sheridan to pick up friends and relatives were irritated he said but most caught the spirit of the night and began enjoying themselves too Dolly Brodock. Returning Home to great Falls mont., from Denver said Landing in Buffalo was a a Complete Surprise to everyone a a but after the Shock it was a feeling of amusement really a she added. A i think there was Only one irate would she Fly Western again0 see Ferguson Page 2a school District 11 Ayers wants to quit to return to old Job by Dru Wilson it staff writer Colorado Springs school District la May be looking for yet another candidate to fill the superintendent s office after current superintendent Richard Ayers wednesday night asked to be relieved of his duties. Ayers asked the Board of education to consider returning him to his former position As assistant superintendent for business services. His request was made after the Board accepted some portions of Ayers proposal to reorganize the Central administration but re Ayers ejected and revised other portions. Ayers said his request was based on a a professional attitude and Felt it would be difficult for anyone in the superintendent s position to be successful without the flexibility and Freedom to establish an organization within which to work even for a Short period of time. Board members said they were reluctant to make changes since a new superintendent May be selected within the next few months. That person May choose to make other changes they said. Ayers said he did not quarrel with some of the boards requests in regard to his reorganization proposal except when the actions were related directly to his office As superintendent. The primary Issue was the abolishment of the four administrative principals positions and the establishment of an assistant superintendent and administrative assistant under the superintendent. The motion passed by the Board abolished Only one of the administrative principals positions and allowed the superintendent to use the other three As he saw necessary Arvel Ricketts administrative principal Sui Tion saying a emasculated the office of the superintendent As Well As that of the administrative he added it would be difficult for the remaining three to provide the services they have in the past and it was inconceivable the Board would consider making the recommendation it did knowing the school principals had voiced Little see Ayers Page 2a supported Ayers Posi the boards action had Gas rationing Bill stalled by House Washington apr the House approved legislation wednesday night giving president Carter standby gasoline rationing authority but the Bill was in such a heavily amended form it instantly produced a congressional deadlock. Congressional leaders said that despite House passage by a 263-159 vote there now appears Little Chance of enacting a Bill acceptable to the president until after labor Day. Amendments added during House floor debate were expected to be rejected summarily by the Senate and a House Senate conference committee named to work out a Compromise. Chances of reaching that Compromise on thursday the last Day before the month Long congressional recess begins a would be very difficult a said rep. John Dingell d-mich., who managed the Dill on the House floor. White House officials chose to disregard the missed timetable for getting the Bill to Carters desk and instead in a statement said the House Bill was a a Good beginning but we have a Long Way to House passage followed bitter partisan battling on the floor and the adoption of a number of amendments a Many which had Little to do with rationing. A this is not our finest hour a said rep. George Danielson a Calif. Sen. Henry m. Jackson d-wash., chairman of the Senate Energy committee predicted a congressional impasse saying some of the amendments tacked on by the House would be unacceptable to the Senate. Among amendments added wednesday was one by rep. Thomas j. Tauke. A Iowa. To require that the government establish a special tractor fuel Reserve for Farmers. It passed 229-191. Then the House voted 233-187 to establish a similar set aside for heating Oil in cold climate states. The Overall Bill would give the president the Power to impose Gas rationing during a severe fuel shortage. It would also allow the president to set and enforce Energy conservation targets for each state. House approval came less than three months after the House rejected a previous standby Gas rationing Bill submitted by the president. Leaders credited summer Gas lines growing Public awareness of Energy shortages and the presidents new Energy initiatives for the House decision to approve a rationing proposal this time. The Senate passed Carters original rationing Bill in May then a general Energy conservation Bill the following month that is similar to the Basic Bill approved by the House wednesday. Jackson said one major House amendment in particular a repealing part of the month old program requiring thermostats to be set at 78 degrees in the summer and 65 degrees in the Winter a would a absolutely not be accepted by the Senate. Although the Bill a sponsors fought off most gop sponsored amendments a number managed to draw enough democratic support to be adopted a including those weakening the thermostat setting Law and establishing the diesel fuel set aside for Farmers. What s classified inside comics. 6-7f crossword. 7f editorial. Ioc entertainment. 2-4d financial. 1-5f Horoscope. Be lifestyle. Sports. 1-9c television. 8e Highway Juggler a Swan Willow kneeling tries her hand at thumbing a ride while Friend Karen Pheifer juggles a few pins recently at the Garden of the gods South or photo by Dave Rains bound exit on interstate 25. Both girls from Bellingham wash., were trying to hitch a ride to Arizona. More photos on Page 1b. Sentiment likes City As festival Home by Ralph Routon it sports editor National sports festival ii ended its six Day run wednesday night amid growing sentiment within the american Amateur sports Structure that Colorado Springs should become at least the festivals semipermanent Home. That sentiment expressed by the athletes and some of the National governing bodies within the realm of the . Olympic committee is based on the fact that Colorado Springs has produced the Ideal atmosphere and environment in hosting the first two festivals. And in the midst of festival rewarding Success soc officials were hedging wednesday from previous statements regarding future Host cities for the festival. A i done to think anybody on the soc executive committee has made judgment a said soc executive director f. Don Miller at a wednesday press conference. A we Are open minded on that was much different from Millers tone last Friday at the outset of festival ii. In a press conference then Miller said he preferred the festival to move around to other Large cities in the future in order to better acquaint the american people with the festival concept. Actually soc does not have to make any decision regarding festival Iii in 1981 for the time being. There will be no festival in 1980, nor in any subsequent olympic years with the far Flung . Olympic trials requiring top priority. From the impressions of festival ii athletes and the National governing bodies who actually conducted the individual sports Colorado Springs should be the festivals permanent Host City. A the facilities Are great the olympic House is Here More and More of the National governing bodies Are moving Here. The advantages to keeping the festival Here Are innumerable a said one Nib official who asked not to be identified. A we will quietly do what we can to help keep the festival As for the athletes Many have indicated their support for not moving the festival from Colorado Springs. The reasons cited most often the last week have been the multitude of facilities in town and around the air Force Academy the advantage of training and competing in the Altitude Here and the Lack of outside distractions. One thing does seem certain. The 1983 event which will be festival a is tentatively set for los Angeles. That would serve As a dry run for the 1984 summer olympic games in much the same manner As Moscow utilized its Spartak Ade this year. To Date the cities of Orlando fla., and Syracuse n.y., have expressed open interest in hosting festival Iii in 1981. The associated press reported wednesday it had Learned that Orlando would get the event in 1981 and Indianapolis in 1982. However soc officials have indicated this week the decision would not be forthcoming for several months at the least. No deadline has been set for submitting formal bids to Host festival Iii which was the procedure used for festival ii. Although Colorado Springs had not officially indicated interest in festival Iii before this week chair Man William Tutt of the local organizing committee said several Days ago such a movement would be surfacing quickly. A if soc decides it wants to move the festival around Well have to accept that a Tutt said. A however we Are going to make an Effort to keep the festival Here. I am sure the people of Colorado Springs will want to do what we can to bring the festival financially festival ii has been successful As unofficial figures released wednesday indicate. Ticket sales have doubled from last year to $215,000. After utilizing the $500,000 sponsorship by coca cola another $500,000 from Abc to for telecast rights and $25,000 from souvenir program and Concession sales the soc expects to need no More than $60,000 from the City of Colorado Springs to break even. Before being awarded festival ii last Winter the City of Colorado Springs and Elpaso county committed $285,000 to indemnify operational expenses that might not be covered by festival revenues. When the City and county made those commitments representatives of the local organizing committee indicated strongly none of the $285,000 would be july storms belied month s dryness so you thought july was unusually wet and Stormy that it was All part of an Odd summer weather Wise sorry. National weather service spokesmen say july was officially a Little drier than Normal. And they add that while it May have seemed thunderstorms occurred almost every Day the total for july was almost. Normal. What was unusual about the month weathermen say was the number of severe storms. Funnel Clouds were sighted in the metropolitan Colorado Springs area seven Days during the month. But weathermen added dryly a some sightings were confirmed Many were not. None were seen from the Airport observation site a total precipitation for the month of july was 2.73 inches compared to the Normal 3.10 inches according to the weather Bureau. Officially the month was a Little drier than Normal with near Normal temperatures but weathermen concede a precipitation amounts no doubt varied greatly around the City due to the nature of the the greatest amount of rain a 1.15 inches a fell during a 24-hour period on july 17-18. Thunderstorms rumbled across the Region on 19 of the months 31 Days. There were Only to Clear Days last month. There were 15 partly Cloudy and six Cloudy Days. The average maximum temperature during the month was 84.2, Only slightly off the Normal 84.4. The average minimum was 56.9, again Only slightly off the Normal 57. The warmest Days a both 94 a occurred on july la and 13.the coolest Days a both 51 a occurred on july 7 and 31. There were five Days when the thermometer climbed above 90. The Normal is eight. But cheer up August the weath Ermen say is off to a a sizzling warm sunny weather has returned. Warm dry conditions will continue for several Days according to weathermen with Only a few thunderstorms in the Eastern part of the state. It was mostly sunny wednesday in Colorado Springs with a High of 85
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