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Phoenix, Arizona
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Friday, October 24, 1997
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. ' ' ' '. ' - ' ' . Friday, October 24, 1997 The Arlont Republic B5 Suspect says he's competent SUSPECT, from Page Bi the judge is, what a trial is and what a guilty verdict means, Patterson said. "It's my feeling he's being penalized for refusing to cooperate," Patterson said. A report detailing Naman's pre-screening evaluation was not made public. But Wilcox's husband, Earl, who attended the evaluation, said Naman refused to work with the psychological staff. Naman also became upset that efforts had been made to talk with his family, and stood up throughout -one entire evaluation meeting, Earl Wilcox said. During one meeting, Naman was asked whether he had any enemies, 'Earl Wilcox said, and he named Mary Rose Wilcox and Jerry Colangelo, president of the Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks. Earl Wilcox added, "I'm very con cerned about my wife, her safety and other people if he is out on the streets again. If he ' doesn't agree with your political views, you're going to be his target." Naman, 50, is accused of shooting Mary Rose Wilcox as she was leaving ' the Board of Supervisors auditorium in downtown Phoenix. He remains in the Madison Street Jail in lieu of $1 million bail. A transient with a history of mental illness, Naman said he attacked Wilcox because of her support of a countywide sales tax to partly fund construction of the Bank One Ballpark. In 1988, he was charged with first-degree murder in the death of a California hitchhiker whose body was dumped in Tempe. Naman also said he killed three other people. He was found competent to stand trial, and was acquitted. Dad's bequest blamed for spurring murder Tovrea kids angry over wife's inheritance, court told By Susie Steckner Th Arizona Republic Before cattle baron Ed Tovrea Sr. died, he wrote a letter to his tliree children explaining how his vast estate would be divided, and why. The letter was to be opened only after his death, Jeanne, Tovrea's third wife, would receive the bulk of the estate; his children each would get a monthly income. "As it stands now, Jeanne will be amply cared for, which in my opinion she is most certainly entitled to," he wrote, "as we have had a wonderful life together and love each other very much." ' The letter was read Thursday during the trial of James Harrod, accused of murdering Jeanne Tovrea in 1988. The childrens' share, along with life insurance policies and their grandfathers inheritance, would "provide more than enough to Hve on," the letter said But, police say, the children did not agree. They were furious with Jeanne Tovrea for squandering their inheritance, court records say. One, Edward "Hap" Tovrea Jr., was later implicated in the murder-for-hire plot that led to her 1988 death. Hap Tovrea, prosecutors say, hired Harrod, of Ahwatukee, to do the job. Harrod is charged with first-degree murder, none of die stepchildren has been charged in the case. The letter was introduced during testimony from the elder Tovrea's longtime friend and accountant, Glenn Kearney. Kearney went to work for Phil Tovrea Sr. in 1945 as an accountant, and stayed with the Tovrea companies until 1983. He eventually became the co-signer on personal checks for the Ed and Jeanne Tovrea, and looked after some of Jeanne Tovrea's financial affairs after her husband died in 1983. Kearney testified that Jeanne and Ed Tovrea's stepchildren Priscilla, Georgia and Ed Jr. "got along fine," but that relations became strained when Ed Sr. became ill about 1981. After Ed's death two years later, Kearney said, he never saw the children with Jeanne at her home. He was entrusted with the letter from Ed, and gave it to the children when their father died. Ed wrote that the letter was intended to supplement his will and "make clear to you my reasons for my decisions." He suggested that his children would be comfortable, and might invest their portion or save for retirement. "Since ... all you have to do is support yourselves, your inheritance is enough to allow you to live handsomely." 111 BELL BUTLER NORTHERN 6 I MARYLAND 1 - z: o I I 03 o BETHANY HM. r-4 UN CACTUS CACTUS SHEA 65 "i GLENDALE g TRASH COLLECTION NEXT WEEK: AREA 6 THE WEEK AFTER: AREA 7 Please call 262-725 1 for a complete schedule, or send e-mail to: BOARD HEARING Rehabilitation Appeals ' The Rehabilitation Appeals Board will conduct a hearing at 1:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 assembly rooms B and C, first floor, Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington St. Cases to be heard: 2760 E. Broadway Road 3806 & 3810 W. Portland St 247 E. Alice Ave. 3129 E.Atlanta Ave. 1014 E. Southern Ave. 129 N. 10th Ave. 2133 W Van Buren Str. 4414 S. Third St 2142 W. Adams St. APSEC 39th AvenueParadise Lane 1301 (AKA 1303) E. Fillmore St. 4133 N. Longview Ave. 706 S. Fourth St 4322 N. 34th Drive 712 W.Pueblo Ave. 912 (AKA 910) S. Sixth Ave. FEE ADJUSTMENT Development Services Effective Nov. 3, 1997, Development Services fees will be adjusted to ensure that the department continues to full recover its service costs. The adjustments are spread among the various fee categories with most fees increasing 6 - 9 percent. These fees allow the department to continue to fully recover its service costs. The fees have been revised to keep pace with inflation, more accurately reflect service costs and correct minor errors. Generally, building fees remain affordable for the homeowners and small commercial projects. For additional information regarding fee adjustments or to receive a free copy of the new schedule, please visit the Development Center Cashier Counter, second floor, Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington St, or call the Development Services Department at 534-5482. 2202 N. 12th St. (AKA 1144 E. Monte Vista Road) 8450 N. 15th St (AKA 1450 E. Echo Lane) For questions regarding the Hearing, contact Christina Blake at (602) 495-6972. ' PROPOSALS SOUGHT Small Business Technical Assistance The city of Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department (CEDD) is seeking proposals from qualified consultants and business assistance organizations for its Small Business Management and Technical Assistance Program. Interested parties may obtain a copy of the Request for Proposals information and application at the CEDD reception desk on the 20th floor of Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington St Responses to this request must be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1. Assistance categories include: General business and marketing, loanfinance assistance and business assessments. City staff will assist applicants Monday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. at Phoenix City Hall to develop their proposals and understand the funding process. For more information, call 262-6005. EARLY VOTING City Council Runoff Election Phoenix residents in Districts 2 and 4 can cast early voting ballots today through Friday, Oct. 31 for the Nov. 4 Runoff Election. Polling sites for early voting are listed below. Citizens do not need a reason to vote by absenteeearly ballot Registered voters in both districts can vote early at the following sites and times: Chris-Town Mall, 1703 W. Bethany Home Road, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today through Friday, Oct. 31. (Closed Sunday, Oct 26.) Mesquite Library, 4525 Paradise Village Parkway North, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today through Friday, Oct. 31. (Closed Sunday, Oct 26.) Phoenix City Hall Lobby, 200 W. Washington St., 8 a.m to 5 p.m. today through Friday, Oct 31, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed Saturday, Sunday, Oct. 25-26.) Voters in Districts 2 and 4 will choose between two candidates in the Runoff Election. A runoff election is required in these two districts because no candidate received a majority vote in the Sept. 9 election. In the District 2 Runoff Election, the candidates are Tom Milton and Deborah Shapos, while the District 4 candidates are Phil Gordon and Posey Moore Nash. The candidates in each district receiving the most votes will begin a four-year term in January. For more information, please call the City Clerk Department Elections Division at 262-6837 (voice) or 534-2737 (TDDTelecommunications for the Deaf). Vicky Miel City Clerk Visit PHOENIX AT YOUR FINGERTIPS NOTICE OF AUTOMATIC ELECTION TABULATION EQUIPMENT AND PROGRAM TESTING Notice is hereby given that the Logic and Accuracy Test of the Automatic Tabulating Equipment and Programs to be used for the City of Phoenix Runoff Election to be held Nov. 4, 1997, will be conducted in accordance with applicable election laws of the City of Phoenix and State of Arizona on Thursday, Oct. 30, 1997, at 5:30 p.m. This test will be conducted at the computer facility in the sub-basement of the City of Phoenix Calvin C. Goode Building located at 251 W. Washington St Phoenix. Vicky Miel City Clerk NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION Pursuant to AR.S. Section 38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the members of the City of Phoenix Planning Commission, and to the general public that the City of Phoenix Planning Commission will hold a hearing open to public at 7 p.m., Nov. 12, in the City Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85003. . l.The Planning Commission Hearing will be held Wed., Nov. 12, 1997, beginning at 7 p.m. 2.1f appealed from the Planning Commission, the City Council hearing will be held on Wed., Dec. 10, 1997 beginning at 6 p.m. 3. Text Amendment 9-97: The City Council hearing will be held on Wed., Dec. 10, 1997 beginning at 6 p.m. 4. GPA DV-2-97-2: The City Council hearing will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1997 beginning at 6 p.m. DiSTRICTTWO Application: GPA-DV-2-97-2; Request Map Amendment; From: Residential 10, Residential 2-5, Floodplain, Residential 0-2, Hillside; To: Residential 5-15 (90 ac), ParksOpen Space (330 ac). Hillside (50 ac), FreewaysParkways (40 ac), Residential 15 (180 ac), Commercial (55 ac) , PublicQuasi-Public (10 ac), Residential 0-2 (105 ac), Residential 2-5 (715 ' ac); Acreage: 1575; Location: Multiple parcels win an area bounded by I- 17, Jomax Rd, 7th St, & Dixileta Dn Proposal: Reflect land uses win Dynamite Mountain Ranch, a proposed 1,300 acre Master Planned Community (PCD) & portions of three other adjacent parcels not win the PCD Application: 99-97-2; Request: Rezoning; From: Rl-8; To: C-2 - 4.35 acres, R-2 PRD - 5.81 acres; Acreage: 10.16; Location: NEC of 7th Ave & Union Hills; Proposal: Commercial & Single family; change of maximum dwelling units allowed from 43 to 69 Applicauon 130-95-2; Requesting modification of stipulations regarding general site plan conformance, and location of truck docks (approx. 21.6 ac). Existing zoning is C-2. Location: NEC of Bell Rd & 7th Ave DISTRICTFOUR Application: 124-97-4; Request Density Waiver; from C-3 to C-3 w height & density waiver; Acreage: 9.7 ac; Location: west side of Central Ave, apprx. 340' north of Indian School Rd; Proposal: Multi-family w a waiver of Sec. 624.C to allow R-5 standards. (3 stories46'; 49.6 duac); change of maximum duac allowed from 156 to 470 Application: 61-97-4: Request Rezoning; from Rl-6 (C-l approved) to Rl-6 or R-0 or C-l; Acreage: 1.3332; Location: NEC Central Ave & Butler Dr (extended); Proposal: Restaurant or Residential office or Single-family Application: 80-97-4; Request: Rezoning; from C-2 to C-2 H.R; Acreage: 2.438; Location: 801 E. Camelback Rd; Proposal: no change (Historic Preservation overlay) DISTRICTFIVE Application: 100-97-5; Request PCD; from RE-43 to PCD (C-2 19.5 ac, Rl-6 225.1 ac, R-2 29.2 ac, Rl-6 S.E Golf Course 47.468 acl); Acreage: 321.268; Location: NWC of 91st Ave & Thomas Rd; Proposal: Pianned Community; change of maximum dwelling units allowed from 241 to 1777 DISTRICTSIX Application: 14-97-6; Request: Rezoning; from S-l to R1-10AL (07.042 ac), Rl-18 AL (13.169 ac); Acreage: 20.21; Location: east side of 32nd St, approx. 1320' south of Baseline Rd; Proposal: Single family residential; change of maximum dwelling units allowed from 21 to 60 Application: SP-29-97-6; Request Special Permit; from C-2 to C-2 SP; Acreage: 9.2; Location: NWC of 20th St & Thomas Rd; Proposal: Helistop pad as accessory to a hospital DISTRICTEIGHT Application: 112-97-8; Request Rezoning; fron-. C-3 to R-5; Acreage: 8.98; Location: SEC & SWC of 9th St & Van Bur-n St; Proposal: Multi-family residential; density increase from 156 to 169 CITYWIDE - TEXT AMENDMENT Text Amendment No. 9-97 by the City of Phoenix Planning Commission requesting that the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Phoenix, as amended, be amended regarding the addition of new design standards for single-family detached development to Section 202: Definitions, Section 310: Architectural Appeals Board, Section 507: Development Review Approval, Section 507 Tab A Guidelines for Design Review, Section 608: Residence Districts, and Sections 613 through 618 (Rl-6 through R-5). A complete copy of this document appeared in the Arizona Business Gazette on Oct 16 and 23, 1997. At the hearings, citizens and interested parties will have an opportunity to be heard. For more information, contact the City of Phoenix Planning Department at 262-6882. For ADA information, call Theresa Damiani, Planning Department, at 262-6368 (voice) or City TDD Relay534-5500. David E. Richert, Planning Director Frank Fairbanks, City Manager For more information, alternative formatreasonable accommodations, contact the specific departments. The City of Phoenix TTYTDD is B 534-5500.

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