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Farmington Daily Times (Newspaper) - December 9, 1999, Farmington, New Mexico Courthouse ? a5 West College head Lewis quits Duna Heil off writer Tsaile Ariz. The did a College Board of regents will be sked to accept the Resigna to of president Tommy Lewis a to saturday s special meeting in Ganado Ariz. Quot the Board met on dec. 4 in executive session to consider evaluating his performance As president right before Lewis a ii bounced his decision to step d0\yn. Lewis would like his eight Quot the Challenge is overwhelming for anyone that comes in As president unless the tribe can jump in to help Jund some of these Tsaile Campus College member who asked to remain Anonymous years As head of America s first tribally run College to end april 15, the. Date his contract expires. Unless the situation takes an unexpected turn the regents will appoint an inter in president and organize a search committee saturday. The past month has harried one for Lewis who has. Met with opposition from some students staff and Community members. Several chapters governments by Resolution have pleaded for a new administration. And the Navajo nation Council s education commit tee required Public hearings to work out the turmoil Between the Mother Campus in Tsaile and its seven satellite campuses on the new Mexico and Arizona portions of the reservation. Reorganization finances accreditation Long term planning governance and communication issues have plagued Lewis. But will a new Leader at the Helm solve the Root problems Quot there Are such horrendous challenges before All of us Quot a Tsaile Campus College member said on condition of anonymity. Quot the Challenge is overwhelming for anyone that comes in As president unless the tribe can jump in to help fund so me of these a see College a7. Birds of a letelier a. Charlie Gesell the Dally times thousands of wintering red winged Blacl Birds Talce flight Over a Smail Marsh near ship Rocic wednesday evening. John Rees former program chairman of the four Corners Bird club said the Birds Plocic together in huge numbers to create confusion for Birds of resorts report slim Snow i clings staff and wire report a a a profits Are melting away with the. Snow at regional ski a in unities on what is typical Jyi Lone of the biggest ski times Ofil Deyear. Quot Tiree ski areas in Southwest Colorado Are now open but just barely. Telluride opened just before thanksgiving on time but with limited terrain on mostly Man made Snow. Wolf Creek followed opening last weekend with a single run and a single lift on mostly Man made Snow. This weekend they re planning to offer two runs and they re calling it natural Snow since about five inches fell in the last week. Purgatory is set to open Friday again with limited terrain one lift and mostly Man made Snow. Expected Snow in the next few Days could help but it will take several dumping before ski areas can offer anything close to Normal. In new Mexico things Aren t much better. Taos is one of the towns feeling the effects of the warm weather. The Taos ski Basin postponed its opening from the typical thanksgiving Day to dec. 16. A see Snow a7. Nancy Nelson likes unique Opportunity United Way Boss excited new director takes the Helm Nathan j. Tohtsoni staff writer Farmington a like a Giddy schoolgirl Nancy Nel son enjoyed the area s first snowfall two weeks ago by building a snowman at 7 in the morning. Nelson of Augusta of. Officially took Over As the new Leader of san Juan United Way dec. 1. The nonprofit organization ended a nationwide search for an executive director by plucking the georgian in september. By the final snowfall of the season she Hopes to be a Veteran of not Only four Corners Winters but of san Juan county. Quot it s a unique Opportunity to get a new team together to Start out the millennium in Nelson said. She takes Over As the organization begins replacing key personnel. Quot i Felt the Community support Here was something i wanted to be a part of Quot Nelson added. Quot i just Felt Farmington and san Juan county in general just happen to be so oriented in helping their Community in her first week As executive director. Nelson has began on site visits to the 16 agencies United Way supports in the county. A see United Way a7. Blind Man in Memphis Tenn. A a Blind Man tried to Rob a Bank As a Security guard who h Elped him to the Teller s a window stood nearby police m a Bruce Edward Hall 48, Quot entered the Bank tuesday Quot accepted the guard s help a it Len gave a Teller a note demanding Money police i sett and a7.school rankings bring mixed reviews from superintendent Marc f. Henning/th0 Dally times Ojo Amaru ii Centary classmates James Begay 9, left and Charlesh 9, entertain themselves with the jewish game of Dreidel after school tuesday. Diana Heil staff writer. Shiprock the new Mexico department of education system of school rankings which began in 1998, has ignited a debate about the academic performance of students who ive in poverty. Two Public school districts with a High concentration of Navajo a dents were hit hard in the rankings. Yet each District s school officials had decidedly Quot Don t think there s an excuse if you re poor that you can t learn. I think you can a perform Well on tests if you re poor \ and superintendent of Central schools Linda different reactions to the news. Gallup Mckinley county school District superintendent Robert Gomez made a Case on behalf of his Low income linguistically challenged Navajo students. He criticized the education department s system 3n v Quot. A see school ratings ps.iui7 Martin Suttib a Quot Memphis Tenn. Apr try hearing a lawsuit filed Bathe rev. Martin Luther a a or s family found i in essay that the civil rights Leader was the victim of vast murder conspiracy not a tone Assassin. King family had sued Loyd Jowers a retired Bibisi Ziessman who claimed six a of that he paid some Pine other than James Earl Jay to kill King in Memphis the family s lawyer i we know the truth we can be free and go on with our widow Coretta Scott King claimed that the Fri Cia the mafia an the military were involved. After three hours of deliberations the jury of six Blacks and six Whites awarded the Kings just $100 in damages. Llie family had asked for a Token amount in the wrongful death lawsuit because what they wanted most was for the jury to find evidence of a conspiracy and lend support to their Call for a new investigation into the killing. Quot i m just so Happy to see that the people have spoke Quot King s son Dexter said. Quot this is what we be always asked prosecutors have Long dismissed the claim there was a cons ii Acy and said they Are convinced Ray acted alone. Ray confessed to shooting King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. He spent the rest of his life claiming to be innocent and trying to get a trial. He died of liver disease last see assassination a8. Town talk lottery.a2 opinion. .a4 funeral notices.a8 nation. .a10 four Comers outdoors. .b1 sports .b5 Market in review.b8 classifieds.89 comics. .813 _ the National weather service issued Winter storm warnings across new Mexico a Story a6 %

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