Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on August 11, 1977 · Page 15
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 15

Phoenix, Arizona
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Thursday, August 11, 1977
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REPUBLIC,; CITY '.; B-12 Thur., Aug. 11, '77 0 The Arizona Republic Bank investigation Probers feel witness shot himself I . 1m:., !3 JC -4 l s. it " Trash 1 uVkW A Rural Metro fire fighter Greg Schlosser tried to drown a fire Wednesday morning at a trash dump in the 5300 block of East Beverly Road, southwest of Baseline and Interstate 10. Firemen fought the blaze until running low on water. Nothing was endangered, so they allowed it to burn itself out under their supervision. A spokesman for the fire department said the cause of the fire was unknown. -More. Tfc ! about rrison overcrowding suit Continued from Page 6-1 tions are based on a recent investigation of the prison by the Justice Department Civil Rights Division. Among other things, Hawkins said, the investigative report alleged "rampant racial segregation in the cellblock housing of inmates; terrible overcrowding; severe public health deficiencies; widespread homosexual violence and blatant security breaches." Hawkins said, "In Arizona, prisons have always been the stepchild of the criminal justice system. Police, prosecution and court budgets receive a higher More about Guard ivim reinstatement Continued from Page B-l transferred to a different area and shift where he could not continue as sponsor of the Jaycees at the prison. When asked if there were some situations in which officials didn't want to' know bad things about inmates, Nichols replied "yes." Earlier, Nichols testified about conversations he had had with a prison house-boy working fo "Mr. Carey," apparently referring to Deputy Warden Dwight Carey. Farm income up 67, pro says Associated Press TUCSON Last year was an excellent one for Arizona farmers, with a 67 per cent income jump and a 30 per cent increase in crop value, the University of Arizona Agriculture College reported Wednesday. ' "Farmers had a hard time not doing the right thing at the right time," said agricultural economist Robert S. Firch, adding that farmers were blessed with good crop prices and good weather. "1976 was just a phenomenal year as f a r as Arizona agriculture was concerned." The report said cotton production totaled $312 million, up from $184 million in 1975, and wheat production totaled $127 million, up from $72 million. The year started with excellent sales , contracts .( o r wheat, including the durum variety. After the late spring wheat harvest, farmers still had time to put in cotton, Firch said. r BEil "ADDIT-I0HS "San vESj.: tliKXi CUSTOM HOMES COMMERCIAL ENCLOSURES KITCHENS - FIREPLACES HOUSECRAFT Phoenix Glendale Sun City 277-5431 if Republic photo by Jodlt Stock lire priority, but the prisons are every bit as important as the others. They are an essential cog in the wheel. "It's a vicious circle. If we don't rehabilitate inmates in prison, we're going to let hardened criminals out onto the streets, which means increased police, prosecution and court costs. "I think the law should deal firmly with criminals," Hawkins said. "I don't accept the theory that a person turns against society because his momma didn't change wet sheets on his bed. A person is a criminal because he wants to be. But criminals are human beings', and they are entitled to be incarcerated in safe and humane prisons." Nichols quoted the houseboy as saying he frequently accompanied Mrs. Carey on errands in and out of Florence. Nichols said the houseboy told him "I have been up in the hills, sitting in a car, while Mrs. Carey was picking up turquoise." In Home's case, the personnel board requ red him to repay the state the $68 he claimed improperly. But the board said the evidence against him was insufficient to warrant dismissal or suspension without pay on charges of dishonesty, More about Hohokam ruins Continued from Page B-l He said withput ownership, the state would have to ask private property owners to allow excavation on their land, and that the state would have trouble guarding the sites from vandals. Also, "if anything wag discovered, it would belong to the private landowner who could exploit it," Ross said. Ross said some prehistoric artifacts "are worth more than the homes that stand on the property." Weiner, who is critical of the state's earlier excavation and care of the sites, ' said a full excavation may reveal two puzzling secrets of the Indian culture that first settled the Salt River Valley: Why they came here and why they mysteriously left. . He said officials in the Interior Department told him after the high ratings were awarded that they'd "thrown a monkey wrench" into the freeway plans. Quality workmanship Professional planning Competitive bids Licensed Bonded Insured REMODELING BUILDERS & PLUMBING 4658 N. CENTRAL AVE. COURTEOUS FREE ESTIMATES Mesa Tempe Scottsdale 833-1724 Associated Press TUCSON - Evidence in the June death of a businessman who testified in a bank investigation points only to' suicide, sheriff's detectives said Wednesday. - The shooting death of Charles Curtis Morgan, 39, Tucson, has not been officially classified. But detectives said all indications are that Morgan fired a bullet from a .357 magnum revolver into his head. "We have found no evidence that anyone took part in the death but himself," said Sgt. Joe Jett, head of the sheriff's homicide unit. When his body was found June 18 near Sells, Morgan had been missing for 11 days from his home, authorities said. Officers said Morgan, o w n e r of Statewide Escrow Service Inc. of Tucson, had given secret testimony in a state banking investigation. 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