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Farmington Daily Times (Newspaper) - February 9, 1983, Farmington, New Mexico A Jet a to n rom Mumm. Archaeologists visit area some 250 luminaries from the academic world of archaeology Are gathered Here to discuss How climate affected ancient anasazi culture. Please see Story Page 2a. Wednesday evening february 9, 1983 san Juan county a newspaper hike recommended the Public Utility commission has accepted consultant r. W. Beck amp associates recommendations for rate increases. Increased revenues would be 4.2 percent for electricity 9.8 percent water and 8.4 percent Wastewater. Please see Story on Page in. Published daily in Farmington new Mexico volume �5 number 187two sections 25 cent school requirement change sought by tim Farrell daily times staff a proposal to add some new graduation requirements brought the liveliest discussion at a Public meeting on proposed revisions of educational standards in the state thursday night. The meeting was at the san Juan College Llie Ater. Changes have been proposed by the state Board of education s subcommittee on educational standards headed by Herb Walsh of Gallup. Walsh and representatives from the department of education headed the forum for about 150 area residents. The new items proposed by the subcommittee were a statement of competencies to be achieved by the student the requirement of one unit of lab science one unit of math and one unit of vocational exploration in ninth Grade the addition of a one unit requirement in both Fine arts and languages other than English in grades 10-12 and the requirement of one unit each of math and lab science in grades 10-12. Several parents were not pleased with the requirement of the vocational exploration in ninth Grade. As one Parent put it Quot i feel that As a Parent it is my responsibility to take care of vocational exploration with my children not the schools Quot another Parent said that ninth Grade seemed too Early to Start vocational exploration that 12th Grade would be better. Other parents along with some teachers Felt that some time used for vocational exploration could be used for training in Fine arts or other areas. A Farmington teacher said that he Felt the proposal to teach government and economic matters to ninth graders Quot is sort of out of place. Ninth graders in my experience Aren t ready to get to government. I think 12th Grade is the right time for that when the students Are about the age to vote. Then they want to know More about government. And economics a most people Don t understand it. Economists Don t even understand economics. How do we expect ninth graders to understand it Quot Many individuals at the forum Felt a Quot loss of flexibility Quot in the requirements for graduation. One member of the audience wondered if Quot every student needs a foreign language or vocational exploration languages Fine arts a All these Are worthy of being taught All Are worthy of being Learned but i Don t know if All of these courses should be an item m the proposal that caused a stir was under the chapter titled Quot school District organization and Calendar Quot in which it stated Quot the school year for each of the following divisions shall be equal to 180 teaching Days. Regular students shall be in school directed activities exclusive of lunch and interscholastic practice and or Competition in accordance with the following minimums a. Kindergartens a 2.5 hours a Day or 450 hours a year grades 1-3 a 4.5 hours a Day or 810 hours a year grades 4 a 5 hours a Day or 900 hours a year and grades 7-12 a 5.5 hours a Day or 990 hours a year. Several parents especially of students in band and choral activities were concerned that this meant restrictions on what they considered very worthwhile activities. One Bloomfield Mother voiced her concern that with All that had been put into the music programs in that school system Quot now that would be taken a Way. I Don t want to see that one item in the proposal that surprisingly had no discussion was on Driver education. The subcommittee seeks to change the requirement that Driver education be part of the curriculum. Driver education does not appear at All in the proposal. No views from the audience were voiced on this matter. Spokesmen for the department of education stressed that any proposed changes were just that and the subcommittee would look at comments from people across the state to determine what should and should not be included before the final proposal is sent to the state Board in March or april. People who wish to express their opinions on the proposed revisions of educational standards should Send their comments in writing by feb. 11 to Alan d. Morgan assistant superintendent for instruction department of education education building Santa be 87503.reservation mud still plagues Indian county declares emergency tribal police await plane by times staff writer Farmington the san Juan county commission declared a state of emergency tuesday due to extremely Muddy conditions in the county. County commissioners held an emergency meeting at 4 . Tuesday at the District attorney s office in Farmington in order to pass the Resolution. The Resolution will be sent immediately to the governor s office to join an identical Resolution made by Mckinley county monday county manager Sally Welles said after tuesday s meeting. The governor s proclamation will bring in the National guard to Aid the areas Cut off by mud and Snow and also release emergency funds from the governor s budget for use in the areas according to Don Mcgonigle county fire Marshall and civil defense coordinator Mcgonigle said tuesday he re sieved a Call monday from the state civil preparedness office and was informed a proclamation is being prepared for the governor to declare Mckinley county an emergency area. Since Muddy conditions extend considerably North of the Mckinley county line the state requested that the san Juan county commission prepare a Resolution to go jointly with the Mckinley county action Mcgonigle told the commission. The action will cause no added Burden on county Road Crews or county finances he said. At its feb. 4 regular meeting. Commissioner Donald Benally also a Shiprock chapter Council Delegate requested the county Contact the state and see what if any Aid it could offer to the distressed reservation areas in the county. County Public works director . Cash said tuesday county Road Crews Are tied up working North of Navajo dam in the Checkerboard area and East of the la Plata Highway. Quot right now we really Don t have any extra equipment to turn Loose Quot he said. Commissioners Benally and Wally Davis were not at tuesday s meeting. Both were at tribal Council meetings in window Rock Dunlap said tuesday. By times staff writer Hogback while the ship Rock area was still waiting for an aircraft grounded by new Snow and emergency food from window Rock Ariz., the Shiprock Navajo police department began distribution of goods near Hogback Early this morning. Tribal police Are hoping that a declaration oof emergency conditions by the county will give added impetus to their efforts to get an aircraft to deliver food to some Navajo Homes on the Mountain areas. Officers arrived in the Hogback area about 5 30 . To distribute food items to four families whose conditions were considered a Hogback chapter spokeswoman said the chapter used part of a $5,000 tribal appropriation to buy food for 50 families whose Homes Are Cut off because of mud or Snow. They Money is part of the $500,000 the the Navajo tribal Council set aside As an emergency fund. Each of the 110 chapters reservation wide received about the same amount. The spokeswoman said the police Are using department panel trucks to deliver food and Wood. Food packages consist of a 25-Pound flour bag and other items. Quot we Are doing it this Way because everyone is asking us for some Money. There Are five More families across the River san Juan and when we get an aircraft they will be airlifted Quot the spokeswoman said. A construction company in window Rock Ariz., has agreed also to allow the chapter to use its 2-ton truck to haul 20 loads of firewood from Aztec tuesday. Police estimated that 75 persons in the Naschitti area and More than 200 elsewhere in the Shiprock Agency Are in serious condition based on surveys police conducted since thursday. A police vehicle was stuck briefly in the efforts tuesday. Police said Quot we re Lucky so far that there has been no reports of injuries or deaths except that we brought in an elderly Man from red vally for his regular visit to Public health service Hospital Quot it. Bill Yazza said. Pcs is maintaining personnel to be on standby 24-hours a Day in Case of . Eyes Federal tax settlement Santa fear legislation that would allow different uses for More than $200 million the state is to get from the Federal government was expected to be introduced in the new Mexico House today. Gov. Toney Anaya requested the measure which he said tuesday is necessary because of the state s declining revenues. The Bill would repeal a 1981 Law that earmarked the use of the Money. New Mexico is to receive Between $258 million Royalty charges sought Albuquerque a Interior Secretary James Watt wants two charges levied against a state s share of Federal Mineral royalties which could Cost new Mexico More than $20 million. Watt s proposed budget for fiscal 1984 Calls for deducting half of the Cost of collecting royalties and payment in lieu of taxes funds from the state s share of the Mineral royalties on Federal lands. Under Watt s plan $9.01 million would be deducted from new Mexico s share for the payment in lieu of taxes payment and an estimated $11.5 million would be taken by the Federal government As the state s share of the Cost of collecting the Mineral royalties. Related stories Page 7a and $287 million from the Federal government As part of a Federal tax settlement. The . Supreme court ruled the state could collect Gross receipts tax from Federal contractors in new Mexico and the Money coming to the state represents More than 17 years of taxes the state claimed but was unable to collect. The 1981 legislature anticipating the Money committed $90 million of the total for state Highway department use and $10 million for county Road departments statewide. The balance of the Money was to be placed in the Severance tax permanent fund. The state Senate memorial that earmarked the funds sponsored by sen. Jack Morgan a san Juan would have moved up construction projects on the Highway Quot department s five year plan including several in san Juan county. Anaya Domenici discuss suit coloured Marks devalues to 58 $5 $10 $15 $20 $30 $40 Jackie s fashions 220 Santa fear a Federal court decision declaring new Mexico s ban on the Export of ground water unconstitutional has one . Senator looking for ways to niin Mize the ruling s effects on the state. Sen. Pete Domenici r-n.m., met with gov. Toney Anaya tuesday in Santa be and said that within the next few weeks a committee of Quot expert advisers Quot would be named to examine the lawsuit filed against the state by Elpaso Texas and other related cases. The panel which is to include advisers from states with an interest in the problem will be charged with developing Quot some Legal advice to Amend new Mexico Law to minimize the effects Quot of the Jan. 17 decision by . District judge Howard Bratton. Bratton s ruling came in the lawsuit Elpaso filed in 1980 after its attempts to get water from underground deposits along the Texas new Mexico Border were unsuccessful. The Federal judge s decision could allow Elpaso to import up to 100 billion Gallons of ground water from new Mexico during the next 100 years. Gov. Toney Anaya announced in late january that the state would Appeal the Case to the 10th . Circuit court of appeals in Denver. The state s senior senator said he did not plan t y introduce legislation in the Senate until All options had been studied and Quot we re sure we have something that can Domenici told Anaya he is trying to get the Senate Energy and natural resources committee and the Senate environment and Public works committee to consider the Case to moly. The chairman of one of the Richardson opposes nip Cut by times staff writer . Rep. Bill Richardson d-n.m., said today that he would strenuously oppose any cuts in the area of water development and Energy projects in new Mexico particularly president Reagan s proposal to Cut nip funding for 1984. Quot i just got a briefing on this and i deplore any budget cuts in the area of water development. We re going to become Active on the appropriations Richardson said he would be Able to comment further in the future but it appeared that there had been extensive cuts proposed in the area of water and Energy development in the Southwest. An aide to . Sen. Pete Domenici Jim Hughes said the nip cuts had been the result of discussions among the Navajo tribe the Bia and the office of management and budget concerning management problems with the entire project. The Bureau of reclamation and the Bureau of Indian affairs working in conjunction began the water delivery project in 1962. Originally slated for completion within 12 years the project has been delayed by a variety of obstacles including funding and several years ago management problems. Now open professional die systems 2501 e. 20th a Hutton Plaza suite c the ultimate in weight loss 327-5115 a hours 7 am-5 pm Aztec dry goods Valentine s special All codies dresses sweaters blouses 50% off Many other Fine gift hems for your sweetheart Ivy give ssh Green Stamps his. Moin aztec334-6186 the trough Budweiser 7th annual Dart tournament sunday feb. 13 Reg. Starts at 12 00 . Competition at 1 00 . Entrance fee $5.00 a lose photo Israel s defense minister Ariel Sharon Sharon,.right, escorts Zaire defense minister Lupu Ndu to Cabinet will discuss inquiry study panel s subcommittees sen. Malcolm Wallop a Wyo Ming Quot has expressed great Chagrin with the Case and great concern Quot Domenici said. The governor is to name the Quot expert Quot from new Mexico within the next week he said. Jerusalem a faced with mounting pressure to fire defense minister Ariel Sharon the israeli Cabinet met today to review a judicial report blaming Sharon and other military leaders for the massacre of hundreds of palestinians in Beirut. Avraham Shapira parliamentary chairman of the ruling coalition met with prime minister Menachem begin tuesday night and told reporters that begin would Quot absolutely not Quot fire Sharon. Israel radio said Sharon would propose that the Cabinet adopt the judicial panel s recommendations to penalize officials at the political level and ignore its demand for the ouster of senior army officers. The radio did not specify whether Sharon would advise that the Cabinet fire him As recommended by the commission. About 400 members of the peace now movement gathered in tel Aviv to demand Sharon s resignation but hundreds of israelis demonstrated outside the Cabinet building Here in support of Sharon and the rest of the government. Mounted police had to escort ministers past the enthusiastic crowd which pressed around Sharon s car As he arrived for the meeting. Earlier reports in newspapers and on the radio said Sharon was resisting mounting pressure for his resignation. The three Man panel urged prime minister Menachem begin to fire Sharon if he did not step Down voluntarily and israeli newspapers said most Cabinet ministers favored removing the defense minister. Israel radio said most parliament factions believed that in Light of the the commission s criticism of himself and his government begin s Only viable option was to resign and schedule an Early election. The news reports said some ministers were willing to give Sharon another government Post. Most major newspapers meanwhile urged the government to accept the findings of the commission. The daily Haartz editorialized Quot the commission having said what it said about or. Ariel Sharon he has no place in the israeli government Plain and Maaris which usually is More Friendly to related Story Page 13b begin than other papers said Quot if we throw the conclusions of the commission in the trash can we win once again be giving ammunition to All the enemies and slanderers whose arguments were silenced when Israel decided that there would be an israeli investigation into the circumstances of the the right Wing Dehiya faction which belongs to begin s coalition sought to forestall Sharon s ouster by presenting a private Bill to parliament setting elections on oct. 25, two years ahead of schedule. It was not Clear when the Bill would come up for debate. Asked whether begin would fire Sharon a bulwark of the prime minister s popularity with his right Wing constituency coalition chairman Shapira told reporters Quot it s hard for him to do such a thing. Anyone who knows the prime minister knows he is a Noble Man and he respects Arik Sharon s nickname Quot As to what happens next Shapira said Quot that is in the hands of Menachem dozens of people protesting in tel Aviv s Dizengoff Square demanded the whole government resign after the findings were released tuesday. But Many israelis viewed the report As a testament to the country s democracy. Pro government protesters who gathered at the prime minister s office during tuesday s Cabinet meeting Sang Quot Arik King of Israel Quot when Sharon emerged. Quot we re with you Arik Quot they yelled. Much of begin s political Travail would end if Sharon would resign voluntarily but the 54-year-old defense minister declined a Public Opportunity to state his intention tuesday night. He told a gathering of political supporters in tel Aviv that the government would discuss the matter in private. Sharon indicated that he would continue to fight and that he considered his Domestic political enemies on a Par with Palestine liberation organization chief Yasser Arafat. Sharon strongly defended the army officers who were recommended for punishment. Company will not Back Kayenta shopping Center Kayenta Ariz. A Navajo tribal officials said today that the Babbitt Brothers trading co. Of Flagstaff Ariz., has withdrawn from participation in the Kayenta shopping Center. The company was to have contributed $l2 million to construct a supermarket and general merchandise store. According to the tribe Paul Babbitt president of the company withdrew in a letter saying that he was unable to proceed with the development under the terms of the present proposed lease because of the recession. However Babbitt in a Telephone interview said that Babbitt is still interested in the project but Only once the terms were renegotiated. He said that he is meeting with tribal officials thursday for another renegotiation session. Index .15b ,14b 14b health. .14b18b .5a Oil report. .5b .5b .12a .18b .6b we will be open sunday february 13th. 8 am to 5 Paa Broadway gifts amp Flowers inc. 717 w. Broadway 325-7589 order Valentines Flowers Early we Ore cutting a 5,000-ib. Block of Wisconsin Cheddar cheese at $1.89 la. 50c off thursday Friday saturday at sack n save this store will be closing soon shop every Day for super bargains during our relocation Sale pc Penney co. 203 West main

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