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REPUBLIC - era , j IsSDsJ fe. 3 I HE ARIZONA KEP UBLIC. 25 cents f Phoenix, Arizona Friday, September 5, 1980 0 Copyright 1980, The Arizona Republic j ' . , . jl 91st year, no. 1 12 FBI urged to probe alleged racing crimes Ronald Lebowitz By Jerry Seper and Bruce N. Tomaso Republic Staff Allegations of rampant crime involving the state's racing industry should be turned over to the FBI for a thorough investigation, a member of the Arizona Racing Commission said Thursday. Ronald Lebowitz urged the federal inquiry during a hearing called by a subcommittee of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee to look into evidence of possible crimes outlined in a confidential Department of Public Safety report The report, obtained Wednesday by The Arizona Republic, said a yearlong DPS investigation uncovered evidence that horses have been drugged, races have been fixed, bribes have been offered to state officials, urine and saliva samples intended to detect drug use have been tampered with, and regulatory personnel have been lax, ineffective or incompetent. Many of the subjects outlined in the report are under continuing investigations by the DPS and attorney general's office, and are being presented to a state grand jury for possible indictments. The subcommittee, headed by Rep. Tom Goodwin, R-Tucson, was appointed last week to look into problems in the racing industry. Last week, the full budget committee rejected a request by Rep. Tony West, R-Phoenix, that the state auditor general conduct a performance audit of the Racing Commission. The committee, by a 6-3 vote, instead agreed to have lawmakers study the operations of the commission and appointed Goodwin's subcommittee to begin that probe. Thursday's hearing, the subcommittee's first, at times focused more on determining how the confidential report was obtained by The Republic than on the allegations contained in the document. "We have yet to determine how this report was released, and by whom and to whom," Goodwin said. "We will work that one out later." The hearing was adjourned after Sen. Hal Runyan, R-Litchfietd Park, had complained repeatedly that further public discussion of the report could compromise the grand jury. The panel agreed to meet with law-enforcement officials and, in Runyan's words, "sanitize" the report delete references to matters under investigation before resuming the public hearing at 1 p.m. Monday. Goodwin read through some findings in the report, outlining suspected drugging of animals, fixing of races, bribes to track starters, FBI, A18 State voters call inflation top problem By Don Harris Republic Staff Inflation has been ranked as the nation's most pressing problem by Arizona voters questioned in a new statewide poll. Voters in the survey, sponsored by The Arizona Republic and KOOL-TV, placed the Middle East crises and military preparedness as the next two key issues. The poll also showed that: Two-thirds of those questioned favor balancing the federal budget to control inflation. Half support an income-tax cut now, but 37 percent do not. Opinion was split on imposing tariffs to protect the automobile industry from foreign competition. Just less than 50 percent are in favor, and 42 percent are opposed. Other problems cited in descending order were unemployment, energy shortages, rising cost of health care, decline in industrial strength, high taxes and the nuclear-arms race. Clerks, sales people and retirees felt the strongest about the impact of inflation, while skilled blue-collar workers and the unemployed seemed least concerned about it. The 25-34 age group appeared to be the most concerned about inflation. On balancing the budget, a racial breakdown shows that 80 percent of Mexican-Americans favor such a move, while 13 percent of blacks do. Two-thirds of the whites questioned support a balanced budget to curb inflation. Nearly 84 percent of the skilled blue-collar workers favor a balanced budget. Retirees and professionals are among the least interested in getting rid of deficit spending. On the tax-cut proposal, 57 percent of the 35-49 age group favor a reduction now, but only 42 percent of the over-65 group said they do. Based on income, 53 percent of those earning more than $35,000 oppose a tax reduction, while 60 percent of the group earning $10,000 to $15,000 favor immediate tax help. Blacks, Mexican-Americans and wage earners making under $15,000 Inflation, A14 s?r v. 1 IF, ' . . i ' 11 1 " Peter SchwepkerRepublic Faux pas He lost his newest pair of glasses two lines. Instead, he took two old prescrip- lenses were comparable to the ones he weeks ago, but John A. Faux didn't let tions, placed them one atop the other lost. Faux has been using the Phoenix that keep him from reading between the and discovered that the sandwiched library while recuperating from surgery. Senate panel OKs planning of Orme Dam Republic Washington Bureau WASHINGTON The Senate Appropriations Committee late Thursday approved an amendment that would begin the planning and design of the hotly contested Orme Dam at the confluence of the Salt and Verde Rivers east of Phoenix. The amendment, part of a $12 billion public-works measure, was introduced by Sen. Dennis DeConcini, D-Ariz. Environmentalists and key state officials had objected to the amendment It was approved by the committee after DeConcini had broadened its language in an effort to hasten flood control. DeConcini added a clause that emphasized his support of, but would not necessarily allocate funding for, the continued study of alternate flood-control measures, such as building a smaller dam upstream on the Verde, enlarging Roosevelt Dam or constructing a system of levees that presumably would be less threatening to wildlife. The public-works bill now goes to the Senate, though it must be reconciled with the House version, which does not authorize a specific flood-control plan until the beat alternative is chosen. The dam had been a significant feature of the $3 billion Central Arizona Project until 1977, when President Carter, as one of his first acts in office, created a "hit list" that threatened what he called "pork barrel" water-reclamation plans. The CAP is designed to pipe water from the Colorado River to supplement central and southern Arizona's dwindling ground-water supply. When the CAP was reinstated for funding in late 1977, the administration bowed to pressure from the Arizona congressional delegation to reinstate the dam, but only if alternatives were studied to prevent flooding that has hit the Valley in the past several years. Orme, A5 Defense chief confirmed bomber project despite protests Washington Star WASHINGTON - Defense officials admitted Thursday that they revealed the general nature of the so-called "invisible-bomber" program over the objections of top Air Force generals, who argued that any disclosure of the top-secret program would harm it seriously. In testimony before the investigations subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee, Defense Secretary Harold Brown said he authorized a declassification of the general nature of the program in order to create a "firebreak" that would prevent further details of the program from leaking out of the Pentagon. Brown and his undersecretary for research, Dr. William J. Perry, were questioned closely about a telegram sent to the Pentagon by Gen. R.H. Ellis, commander of the Strategic Air Command, shortly after an Aug. 14 article in the Washington Post had disclosed the general nature of the "Stealth", program. The article also suggested that President Carter might disclose details of a new invisible bomber when he spoke before the Democratic National Convention in New York later in August Ellis said in the telegram, copies of which were sent to Brown and other high officials, that the breach of security in the Post article "brought the hair up on the back of my neck." Giving the Soviets advance warning of the new technology, which is designed to make bombers and other military aircraft virtually invisible to radar-controlled air-defense systems, was tantamount to sounding "the death knell of that system," Ellis said. He urged the Pentagon to take immediate action to "discredit the story and otherwise defuse the situation." Other Air Force generals agreed with Ellis but were overruled by Perry and Brown, who said further attempts to conceal the general nature of the program now involving about 1,000 people would be unfeasible. "In those circumstances, I decided that the only truthful and effective course of action would be to acknowledge what had already been disclosed to the Soviets in the leaks and to lay down strict new security guidelines to prevent any further disclosures," Brown said. "By doing so, we have, in effect, created a 'firebreak' to prevent the Bomber, All (IJI Today EX-YIPPIE SURRENDERS Abbie Hoffman, the radical Yippie leader of the 1960s, surrenders in New York to face drug charges. A2. HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE IH A COUNTRY WHERE THE POLITICIANS WITH THE MOST GUNS ARE THE ONES WHO WIN PUBLIC OFFICE ? BIG ENDORSEMENT The 13.6 million-member AFL-CIO votes to formally endorse President Carter for re-election. A5. CUBANS UNCONFIRMED Westerners doubt reports that Cubans are fighting in Afghanistan. A 10. CHUCKLE Why is it that a crowd has to be quiet while a golfer addresses a stationary ball but is allowed to yell like crazy at a batter who is having one thrown at him at 90 miles per hour? PRAYER Lord, we thank you for filling our souls with renewed peace and joy. Amen. WEATHER - Cloudy and humid, chance of evening thundershowers. High near 103, low in lower 80s. Thursday's high 96, low 82. Humidity: high 50, low 34. E2. Weatherline 957-8700 Astrology El Jumble El Bridge D15 Leisure D9 Close-ups C5 Movies D12 Comics C7 Obituaries E2 Crossword B12 Scrabble El DearAbby El Sports Dl Economy Cl TV Log D17 Editorials A6 Wanteds El Fitzpatrick A2 Weather E2 Kearney Egerton Republic Hutton C5 Wynn Bl i Plans announced for business park By Dan Barr Republic Staff A Phoenix developer unveiled plans Thursday for a $10 million Civic Center Business Park and announced the park's first tenant, Xerox Reproduction Centers, a division of the Xerox Corp. of Stamford, Conn. Mayor Margaret Hance and other community officials attended the ceremonies for the 17.5-acre Cabot, Cabot & Forbes development, which will be located between Seventh and 11th streets, and Jefferson and Jackson. The business park is a cornerstone of the city's Booker T. Washington Neighborhood Development Program drafted in 1972 for the renewal of a 121-acre downtown area. "It's a dream come true," Mrs. Hance said. "Our community's center needs new life, such as the activity, jobs and people that will be the heart of this project "We are all encouraged by the foresight and patience exemplified by CC&F's commitment to central Phoenix PRIMARY ELECT ON A;- VAN BUREN St ' 'Sf "Iff flf'S , W&SBir&TON St y ; JEFFERSON ST. ""J s . - - ' JACKSON " st V J N g ' - - - Gus Walker Republic and its redevelopment We know that others in the development community will see the success of creating more new and exciting places for people to work, play and live in our central city." Ted Allen, CC&F vice president, said the business park will include more than 250,000 square feet of buildings to be developed in four phases over a three- to five-year period. Allen said the park will be modeled on Park, A14 'Baby for trade, low mileage, easy terms' United Press International FLEMINGTON, N.J. - A car salesman said Thursday that a couple who attempted to trade their 14-month-old son for a used sports car left the child "in the showroom on the floor, just turned around and walked out." Minutes later, Hunterdon County authorities arrested James Green, 29, and his wife, Pamela, 21, as they left Patinella's Auto Sales late Wednesday with keys and ownership papers to the 1977 Chevrolet Corvette in hand. Green is reportedly a Phoenix native. The Greens had not known that the dealership's owner, Italo Pati-nella, had notified state officials after the couple had proposed trading their young son to him for the $8,800 car. Authorities said Patinella agreed to cooperate with them by going through with the deal. "They had the keys and papers for the car, and we were putting the license plates for the car on," Patinella said. "The coldness of them. They left the baby in the showroom on the floor, just turned around and walked out They didn't even kiss it." Baby, All Election fund may be open to Anderson Associated Press WASHINGTON Independent John Anderson got a big financial and morale boost for his presidential campaign Thursday when the Federal Election Commission ruled that he might qualify for government funds. Anderson now may expect the federal money if he receives at least 5 percent of the presidential vote in the Nov. 4 election. The decision is one of two developments that observers believe Anderson needs to give his campaign the credibility required to mount a serious White House drive. The other is for him to be included in presidential debates, if any are held. Although he would not get any federal money until after the election, Anderson said the commission's decision should make it easier for him to borrow money now and is expected to encourage contributions. He said, however, he does not know how much he will borrow or from whom. The Anderson campaign has collected $5.9 million in contributions, mostly through direct-mail appeals. If Anderson got 5 percent of the vote, he could qualify for $3 million Anderson, A8

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