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FINAL 0 The Arizona Republic B2 Wednesday, May 21, 1980 Judge delays decision on diary in Bolles case Maricopa college district to fire founder of school sued for fraud Residents barred from preventing breaching of dam Assmiated Press A judge issued a permanent order Tuesday barring downstream residents from interfering with earthmovers breaching Colder Dam. The Arizona Water Commission ordered the seeping dam breached after declaring that it could collapse and cause a flash flood. Nevertheless, said John Biggers, homeowners' lawyer, "Golder Dam was there, they built their homes, and now Golder Dam is coming down. We feel that the state should have to prove that Golder Dam does not have a flood-control effect before they tear it down." Judge Paul LaPrade of Maricopa County Superior Court noted that state law allows a dam to be breached if it is unsafe. "It may very well be that homeowners have a cause of action (to sue for flood control), but I am not here to decide that today," LaPrade said. Homeowners had blocked construction equipment briefly before the work began last week, but they withdrew after a temporary injunction was issued. By Jerry Seper Republic Staff . The judge in the Don Bolles murder case said Tuesday he will ' decide "in the next few days" whether a reputed Mafia diary that ; describes an alleged Las Vegas skimming operation is relevant to the murder and should be turned over to defense attorneys. Superior Court Judge Robert L. Myers said he delayed a decision on a motion by attorney Murray Miller that the diary be examined because of a ruling Tuesday by the Arizona Supreme Court postponing the start of the trial of accused Bolles killer Max Dun lap. "There doesn't seem to be such a big rush now," Myers said. "This also wUl give the state a chance to file a ; response to the motion." ; ' Miller told the court Monday the 'diary could show that Dunlap was By Beverly Medlyn Republic Staff The founder of an alleged Tempe diploma mill was notified of his impending dismissal as a Maricopa County Community College District administrator Tuesday night by the district's governing board. The board passed a resolution informing Chester Wright, co-operator of the University of Central Arizona, that he will be fired in 30 days unless he requests a hearing before the governing board. Wright was hired by the district in April 1977. He worked as director of special-education services at Mesa Community College and was paid $22,000 annually. District Chancellor Paul Eisner, Mesa Community College President Theo Heap and board member Linda Rosenthal declined to comment on Wright's dismissal, citing legal reasons. However, two highly placed district officials said the firing is related to the recent out-of-court settlement Wright negotiated with the attorney general's office. Wright could not be reached for comment. The University of Central Arizona is a Tempe-based institution accused of fraud. It has issued 23 doctorate degrees during its 4-year existence. Most of the doctorate recipients were educators who parlayed the degrees into higher pay and other financial benefits. The school was operated from a leased office at 500 W. Broadway by Wright and Charles L. Palermo, who were accused of fraud by the state in a 1977 lawsuit. The two men, without admitting any wrongdoing, agreed to a consent judgment in order to end the legal battle over the suit, which alleges multiple violations of the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act. As part of the judgment, Wright and Palermo agreed to stop issuing doctoral degrees and to stop using the word "university." The judgment was approved last month by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge David Perry. It could not be determined whether the school would remain in business. Court records show that the school was not accredited nor a candidate for accreditation. Its degree recipients, mostly high school and community college teachers, live in Pennsylvania, Washington, Massachusetts, Virginia, New York, Virginia, Texas, Tennessee, New Mexico and Iowa. innocent of the 1976 bomb-murder of Bolles, an Arizona Republic reporter. Dunlap's trial had been scheduled to begin today. Myers on Tuesday did order the state to hand over other documents requested by Miller and Tom Henze, attorney for a second defendant, James Robison, including: Documents concerning William Wright, who was in a California alcoholism-rehabilitation hospital in 1976 with Bradley Funk, secretary-treasurer of the Funks' Greyhound Racing Circuit Inc. Wright said Funk took him to a hobby shop in California and showed him a remote-control device similar to the one used to detonate the dynamite that killed Bolles. Funk told The Republic last week he was not involved in the Bolles killing. Tape recordings made by Mike Butler, an organized-crime detective in the Phoenix Police Department who has been investigating the Bolles homicide since January 1978. Intelligence reports removed from police files by Phoenix detectives that reportedly related to Arizona racing interests and confessed Bolles killer John Harvey Adamson. They were turned over to Superior Court Judge Howard F. Thompson in July 1979 and sealed by the court. The 19-page reputed diary, according to law-enforcement analyses, describes an alleged $30 million Las Vegas skimming operation involving high-ranking mobsters who authorized secret financial deals in at least seven states. According to law-enforcement officials who have examined the document, cash allegedly funneled into Arizona was used in dog-racing ventures controlled by Emprise Corp. (now known as Delaware North Companies Inc.) and Funks'. Officials for the two firms have denied any knowledge of a Las Vegas skimming operation. Parlors Continued from Bl Bank Continued from Bl mm. southeastern corner of Cave Creek and Beardsley roads. The property Z owner was identified as Ron's Devel- opment Co. Inc. Messinger said Joey's Surrogate and Northside Surrogate are be- - lieved to be the replacements for the 1 two closed parlors. He said the two ; closed parlors were operated by I Bobby D. Buckner. Helen Kibbons, former wife of - Ronald Kibbons, owner of Ron's Z Development, said the massage par- lor land is under lease to Buckner. ; She said the property is in escrow for - sale fo Buckner. He estimated there are 30 massage I parlors now operating in Maricopa I County, which is half the number " that were operating when the county ' attorney's office began filing civil- abatement proceedings in January : 1978. said the probe began before Roberts disappeared. An FBI spokesman said the bureau is conducting an investigation involving possible bank fraud and embezzlement but declined to say whether it expects to file charges. Torn, contacted at his home, said, "I have no comment I know nothing about the Buit." Neither Morey nor Brenner returned calls from The Arizona Republic. Edward Carson, president and chief executive officer of the First National Bank of Arizona, said the bank "will vigorously pursue all legal remedies in its effort to recover all or part of the funds in question." He said depositor funds are not in jeopardy. County and even though its farm machinery was leased. The bank accused Roberts of aiding Interstate Farms when it purposely overused its credit by disbursing money from one account to another to cover that up, the suit says. It adds that fake computer deposit slips were processed by Roberts and accuses him of altering quarterly interest statements to make them appear that Interstate was up to date in its interest payments on loans. Bank officials said the lawsuits were filed after an investigation by bank auditors and the FBI. They City approves sewer-user fees BLDG. PLANS Commerciol-lndustrial Ritidintial LOUIE? Wt'ESTINMS MISTITE WEST, DEV. INC. C.ll Dm Sotti 214-3320 IS THAT YOU, LOUIE? Our Shrimp Louis Salad makes tasty news for lunch: Shrimp on a bed of crisp lettuce, garnished with tomato, green pepper, olives and lemon wedge. We'll make you a great Shrimp for only $3-95 The average resident is expected to pay $4.50. The plan includes a minimum of $1.50 and a maximum of $7.50 for mobile homes and multiple-family residential unite and $2 minimum and $10 maximum for single-family homes. Industrial and commercial users will pay fees based on the amount of water they use and the type of the sewage they discharge into the Phoenix residents will begin in July to pay monthly sewer-user fees of $1.50 to $10 under a plan given formal approval Tuesday by the City .Council. I The fees are expected to raise $12 million annually and make the city's -sewer operation self-sufficient. 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