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Farmington Daily Times (Newspaper) - April 5, 1986, Farmington, New Mexico A a. .22 Ipp i Kirtland Central.5 11 Navajo academy.15 10 red Mesa arlz.2 12 Farmington Jav .1 m a a if a a a a a a a i Aba philadelphia.122 cleveland.102 Washington.135 atlanta.129 milwaukee.115 detroit.108 boston.119 new York.98 houston.112 phoenix.89 Index classified. B4 comics. In crossword. B3 editorial. A4 health. B3 Horoscope. B6 obituary. A6 sports. B1 a3 weather warmer details Page b6 Farmington �tp"11dai Lyu Messan Juan county a newspaper saturday morning april 5, 1986 published daily in Farmington new Menico volume 99 Nam by a 247 two sections 25 cents statement Aims to Clear water project confusion by Cindy Johnson daily times staff Aztec a san Juan water commission members will carry a policy statement to Washington ., monday to ensure Northwestern new Mexico a position on the costly and controversial Animas Laplata project is not misrepresented. And one of those members also will deliver Handwritten letters to politicians from Animas River ditch companies opposing the project. Water commission Board members were appointed this week in the Wake of a meeting held recently in Denver to discuss plans for the project. San Juan county commissioner Bob Smith told Aztec City commissioners and ditch company members that new Mexico state Engineer Steve Reynolds was the Only person invited to attend the Denver meeting. However some local officials Learned of the meeting and attended Only to find that facts and figures were not accurately presented Smith said. Smith also said meetings about the Animas la Plata project have been closed to the Public and the Media which is the reason most discussions Are held in Denver rather than Farmington or Durango Colo. A a sen. Mike Armstrong sen. Pete Domenici and other people in Washington said a lot of things last week that people Here did no to know about and people Here did no to agree to a Smith said. The water commissions policy statement supporting the project states that the county is willing to raise funds through a 3 Mill Levy a to the extent necessary to pay its share of the costs. Although the Bureau of reclamation had estimated the costs at $18.2 million the amount has been lowered to $14.1 million without interest payments. A i think politically this thing could go through despite All its problems a Smith told ditch company members before agreeing to deliver their letters of opposition to politicians in Washington The water commission also will ask county commissioners to consider raising an extra $3 million for preliminary construction of a water line to the la Plata agricultural area if a repayment plan is agreed upon. Jack Scott an Aztec resident opposed to the Animas la Plata project called a meeting of ditch company members thursday to explain How his research proves the ditches would have less water after the project is built. According to Scott in August of a dry year an average of 206 cubic feet per second of water is running. If the Animas la Plata project is built 225 cubic feet per second of water will be pumped from Durango Colo. Scott says it is not enough water for All the ditches. However others say those figures do not include amounts already running downstream. And once the project is on line Scott said a water master will have to Monitor measuring devices installed on ditches because ditch companies will receive water on a priority basis As outlined in 1948. Calling the project a pork barrel several ditch company members wondered Why there is a concerted Effort the push the project through when it does Little to Benefit Northwestern new Mexico they believe. Scott told the ditch company members that the project is being pushed because Many Are making profitable careers through the project politicians Are being lied to about the pros and cons of the project those opposed assume it will just go away and Colorado proponents cite the recreational benefits. Another reason some Are pushing the project is to Settle an Indian water rights claim and try to protect the water due to new Mexico and Colorado under interstate agreements. Three callers claim they caused mexican crash Mexico City apr Mexicana airlines said Friday a claim in Lebanon that a a suicide martyrs caused this nations worst air disaster was a Surprise and is one of at least three such claims received since the crash. Foreign experts arrived to help identify some of the victims of mondays crash of Mexicana flight 940, which went Down about 15 minutes after taking off from the Mexico City Airport in route to los Angeles. All 158 passengers and eight Crew members died. A sometimes when you have a crash such As this people just Call to say these things a Mexicana chief spokesman Fernando Martinez Cortes said Friday night. He declined however to say whether Mexicana is taking seriously the claim contained in a statement delivered in Beirut to news agencies. The Pilot had radioed he was having pressure problems but the cause of the crash on 7,792-foot Al Carbon Mountain remained unknown. A we cannot make any comment As to the possible cause until the investigation has been completed a he said. A the Cable claim was a Mountain Bell wants $5.5 million More Albuquerque a Mountain Bell requested a $5.5 million rate increase from the state corporation commission Friday to cover tax expenses the commission rejected earlier company officials said. . Swan the company a vice president and chief executive officer in new Mexico said the rate increase would raise residential Telephone line charges by $1.25 per month for All Mountain Bell customers in the state. The company has asked that the rate increase go into effect on june 1. Swan said the company requested the increase to cover federally authorized tax expenses rejected during Mountain Belles 1983 general rate Case. He said the company a request comes in response to rulings by the internal Revenue service and Federal communications commission the Spring general conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter Day saints will be held today amp tomorrow april 5th amp 6th. 10 am-12 noon amp 2-4 pm available on Cable cd 27 in the Farmington area and to a state supreme court ruling directing the Sec to reconsider parts of the rate Case order. A we Are simply asking for rates to cover legitimate expenses a expenses that we have been incurring since that rate Case order went into effect on january first 1984,�?� Swan said. He said Mountain Bell asked for the rate increase because of the divestiture that required some Mountain Bell equipment to be transferred to at amp to. Certain investment tax credits went along with that equipment Swan said thereby increasing Mountain Belles tax liabilities. The increased tax expenses were included in the company a general rate Case filing in june 1983, but were rejected by the Sec Swan said. Mountain Bell appealed the ruling to the new Mexico supreme court which said last month that the commission had erred in rejecting the tax expenses. An irs ruling affirmed the process by which tax credits followed assets that were transferred to at amp to upon divestiture and the acc preempted local commissions from ruling on the Issue Swan said. Marcos says . Aided in his ouster new York a former Philippines president Ferdinand Marcos says the United states aided rebel military forces against him in the final hours of his regime with americans refuelling and rearming helicopters that attacked his presidential Palace. In an interview broadcast Friday night on abcs a a nightlife a Marcos also denied stealing or misappropriating Money from his country said he still considered himself president of the Philippines and defended his wife a collection of 3,000 pairs of shoes. Parts of the interview which was conducted thursday night also were broadcast on abcs Friday evening news. Marcos 20-year Rule ended feb. 26 when he fled the country after a popular uprising in which hundreds of thousands of filipinos surrounded rebel military bases in support of Corazon Aquino who had been Defeated by Marcos in an elec tion marked by massive fraud. In the a night line interview Marcos said Philippines air Force planes supposed to be used in the defense of his government were grounded at Clark air base and that americans were refuelling rebel aircraft there. A i Learned that the helicopters that attacked Malac Anang Palace a Well i might just As Well come out with it a those helicopters were gassed and reared at Clark air Force base a Marcos said. A so that would be by americans then a asked a night line Host ted Koppel who conducted the interview in Hawaii where Marcos is living in exile. A yes a Marcos replied. He added that when he arrived at the . Base a i saw planes our planes that were supposed to be used in defense of our own installations grounded in Clarks air Force base and so also did i see some of the f-5s based in Basa Airfield grounded in Clarks air Force . State department spokesman Joe reap said the department would have no immediate comment on the Marcos interview. Secretary of defense Caspar Weinberger was asked on March 3 about reports that rebel helicopters had been fuelled at an american military base. In that interview broadcast on cd so a face the nation a Weinberger did not confirm the reports but said a we wanted to do everything we could to prevent attacks on the Aquino forces. He said he thought a the presence of helicopters Over this group could Well have discouraged any sort of in the a night line interview Marcos repeated an allegation that the United states threatened to Send in marines if he escalated attacks on the rebel forces. Surprise for the statement claimed responsibility for the crash in the name of the Arab revolutionary brigades and the egyptian revolutionaries saying it was the work of a a suicide the note said the plane was sabotaged to retaliate for last weeks . Military action against Libya. It was accompanied by a photograph of a Man identified As Mohammed Mustafa Mohsen Al Mashour. No such name had been among the passengers. In a news release issued Friday night Mexicana noted at least three other claims of responsibility were received the Day of the crash. It said the Mexicana ticket reservations office Here received a Call from a Man with a a menacing voice who said he represented the Palestine liberation organization and that the Plo caused the crash because the flight carried a people of israeli Mexicana also said its sales office in los Angeles received a Call from a Man claiming to represent a group calling itself the new Alliance of Freedom and said it caused the Accident to focus attention on the Advance of communism in Central America. The airline also said a san Diego calif., television station received a Call from a Man claiming to represent a group calling itself people for a free Nicaragua and that they caused the Accident to protest . Policies in Central America. Meanwhile the body of a second american teacher Debra Roth 51, of Cleveland was identified by the governments forensic medical service said . Embassy spokesman Vince Hovanec. Authorities earlier identified Peter Rivaud 5, an american citizen born in Mexico City. Nine americans were aboard the Boeing 727 when it crashed 90 Miles Northwest of Mexico City the airline said but they have not All been identified yet and their names have not been Blaze at least 20 people were injured when an explosion rocked a sprawling warehouse in san Fransisco and set off a huge fire causing millions of dollars in damage Friday afternoon. Dozens of people were inside the building at the time of the explosion. The building in the Bay View Industrial Park housed a variety of Small businesses. Firefighters were investigating the cause of the explosion. It took four hours to bring the Blaze under control. A laser photo higher Oil prices hold up new York a Oil futures prices have ended the week solidly higher amid fears that norwegian North sea Oil production May be halted by a labor dispute. A strike by caterers who serve the rigs could begin sunday if negotiations break Down norwegian officials said Friday. In London the markets reacted with steady buying of North sea crude pushing prices up by 50 to 75 cents to a Range of $11.75 to $12.05 per 42-gallon barrel traders said. On the new York mercantile Exchange contracts for May delivery of West Texas intermediate the Benchmark . Grade of crude Rose throughout the Day to close at $12.74 a barrel up 99 cents from thursdays close of $11.75. May contracts for refined products also closed solidly higher. Unleaded gasoline settled at 41.55 cents a gallon up More than 2 cents from thursdays 39.30 cent close while heating Oil Rose to 39.92 cents from 37.38. A there was Good buying in London for Gas Oil which is the equivalent of heating Oil Here a said analyst Peter Beutel with Rudolf Wolff futures inc. A was a result because London was Strong traders were buying heating Oil on the . Gulf coast planning to sell it for movement to Europe because it was economically Norway produces about 900,000 barrels a Day of Oil and traders in London said the absence of norwegian crude from the Market for a sustained period could causes prices there to Rise sharply. Earlier in the Day Treasury Secretary James a. Baker Iii said in a television interview that president Reagan had ruled out an Oil import fee because it would be a drag on the Economy. Baker also said the president might oppose an increase in the present excise tax on foreign Oil on similar grounds. Some . Lawmakers have called for a tax or fee on imported Oil in order to Aid the battered Domestic Oil Industry. In other developments Cit go Petroleum corp., a subsidiary of Southland corp., said it raised the Price it pays for most grades of Domestic crude by $2.50 a barrel to $13. $243 million for lady new York a fundraising efforts for the restoration of the statue of Liberty and Ellis Island have collected $242.7 million in Cash and pledges according to Lee a. Iacocca chairman of the statue of Liberty Ellis Island foundation. Iacocca said thursday that work was continuing at both lib erty Island and on the historic areas of Ellis Island. Exterior work on the statue is Complete and the Liberty Island site will be ready for the planned july 4th Holiday celebrations he said. The goal is to raise $265 million through a private sector Campaign authorized by the National Park service

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