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C2 Albuquerque Journal METROPOLITAN Wednesday, January 21, 1998- METRO m WATCH II Circus Asks USDA To Rescind Fine King Royal Circus is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to rescind a massive fine and restore its license to show animals. The circus, which owned a dead elephant found in a filthy trailer in Albuquerque last summer, is appealing a decision by a USDA administrative law judge. The judge found the Texas-based circus committed 103 violations of federal animal care and transport laws. In a Dec. 11 decision, the judge fined the Texas-based circus $200,000 for the violations. In court documents, Judge Victor Palmer called the fine "the highest to be imposed in an animal welfare case (in the nation) to date." The USDA received the appeal Tuesday. Because the circus is appealing, owner John Davenport maintains his license and doesn't have to pay the fine. A federal investigation into the circus began after police discovered three elephants and eight llamas on Aug. 6 crammed into the trailer, which was sitting in an Albuquerque hotel parking lot. One of the animals, an 8-year-old African elephant named Heather, had died. Ron Koch, the Albuquerque attorney representing the circus, said Tuesday the circus didn't violate the law and a USDA inspection of the circus just prior to the August incident found no deficiencies in its animal-care procedures. King Royal's appeal goes before a USDA judicial officer. Further appeals will go before the Secretary of Agriculture, and then to federal court. In a separate legal action, the city of Albuquerque is seeking custody of the animals and pursuing animal-cruelty charges against the circus. Reports Say Man Approaching Boys Police are investigating reports that a young man with a "leg fetish" has been hanging around Northeast Heights schools and following some students home. Four boys have alleged they were targeted in the encounters, DEATHS FUNERALS from PAGE CI 2 DELANEY Bruce M. Delaney, 63, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Monday, January 19, 1998. He is survived by his wife, Faith Delaney; sons, Rex Delaney and wife, Claudia ' and their children, Rachel, Kent, and Sarah, all of Colorado Springs, CO and Glen Delaney and wife, Lisa of El Paso, TX; mother, Dorothy Delaney; sisters, Jeannie Lennox and husband, Gordon, all of Albuquerque, and Ella Knopf and husband, Karl of Westland, MI; brother-in-law, Goodie Campbell and wife, Daphne of Kemptville, Ontario, Canada. Mr. Delaney was preceded in death by his father, Francis Delaney; and infant son, Duane Delaney. Services will be held Friday, 2:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Pastor Gary Hamburger officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Thursday, 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, Albuquerque Center Camp, PO Box 80035, 87108. French Mor-tuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE. ETCHEVERRY Nita Mulcahy Etcheverry, ,67, formerly of Albuquerque, died at home in Montreal, Canada on January 14, 1998, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her son, Jim. She is survived by her son, Michael of Venice, FL; daughter, Jennifer of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; son, Steve and wife, Susan; daughter, Nancy McDonald and husband, Rick, all of Cochrane, Alberta, Canada; sister, Ann Bohannan; brother, Jack Mulcahy and wife, Diane of Albquerque; three grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and ' friends. Nita grew up in Albuquerque, graduated from A.H.S. in 1948, attended U.N.M. and was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She had lived in Montreal for over 30 years. A private memorial service was held Saturday, January 17, 1998 at Kane and Fetterly Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Jim Etcheverry Scholarship Fund, Bishop's University, Athletic Dept., Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada J1M1G7. GOLDSTEIN Fannie Goldstein, 97, a resident of Albuquerque, died Monday, January 19, 1998. She is survived by her son, Melvin Robins , and wife, Sue of Albuquerque; stepson, Malvin Goldstein; and stepdaughter, Ruth Alys Brown, . both of Birmingham, AL; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; Memorial services will be held Sunday, 4:30 p.m. at Congregation Albert, 3800 Louisiana NE. French Mortuary, ; 1111 University Blvd. NE. GREEWELL In Loving Memory of JESSE GREENWELL Jesse was born November 16, 1961 in Clinton, MO and died January 12, 1998. He was a resi-' dent of Albuquerque since 1993. He is survived by his father, Raymond Greenwell, and mother, ' Zella Greenwell of Anaconda, MT; and four brothers, Joe Greenwell of Kerens, TX, Jerry Greenwell of Rochester, KY, Frank Greenwell of Denver, CO, and Merl Greenwell of Alpine, WY. The family and friends prefer memorial contributions be made to Health Care for the . Homeless. Please send donations to Heads Up Landscaping, Attn: Sandra M. Garza, 7525 Sec-" ond St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107. Services , will be held Thursday, January 22, 1998, 7:00 p m. at Northside Assembly of God, north of ; Alameda, 7518 Oakland Ave. NE. HENDRICH Gerda G. Hendrich, 90, passed away January 18, 1998. She was born March 1, . 1907 in Germany.. Memorial services will be held Saturday, January 24, 1998, 10:30 a.m., at the First Congregational Church, Lomas and ' Girard NE. Hillcrest Funeral Home, 225 San '. Mateo NE, 265-5959. HOEBERUNG Robert W. "Bob" Hoeberling, 65, a resident of Albuquerque since 1971, died Tuesday, January 20, 1998. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Grace Hoeberling of the family home; daughters, Cynthia R. Chapman and husband, Paul of Albuquerque, Barbara M. Nord - and husband, Michael of Albuquerque, and according to Albuquerque Police Department Detective Don Roberts, who's helping Albuquerque Public Schools police investigate. He said the incidents appear to be related. All reportedly occurred within two blocks of Eisenhower Middle School but involved at least one student from Georgia O'Keeffe Elementary. The suspect apparently waited until each youth was alone. "Basically, what we have are ... incidents of a young man in a little white car that is approaching children in the neighborhood wanting to look at their legs," he said. "There were a couple of occasions where he actually approached them and started stroking their legs." He said two incidents were reported at the end of last school year and one was noted in September. The most recent incident was reported last week on Carruthers NE, Roberts said. Roberts said details of the ! encounters remained sketchy Tuesday, but added that investigators have talked with school principals to let them know what's going on. Eisenhower Principal Ginny Eubanks said that at the beginning of this school year, a student from her school was standing on a . median on Academy NE and approached in a similar situation. "Nothing really happened; the kid ran," Eubanks said, according to information she had. "Nothing ' has been happening here at Eisenhower, but we've given safety warnings to our students on how to walk to and from school safely." She also said police have picked up patrols in the area. Georgia O'Keeffe administrators were unavailable for comment. The suspect is described as white, in his late teens or early 20s, with brown, wavy hair and round glasses. He stands about 5 feet 8 or 9 inches tall and weighs about 175 pounds. Anyone with information can call the APD Crimes Against Children Unit at 7614060. Window-Test Blast Causes Base Boom A big boom heard Monday in parts of Albuquerque came from an experiment at Kirtland Air Force Base, researchers said Tuesday. Applied Research Associates of Albuquerque conducted a routine test of commercial, blast-resistant windows by detonating a TNT-like substance at 12:30 p.m. on the south side of the base. The boom prompted residents in the Four Hills area to call police dispatchers Susan K. Wolf and husband, Gregory of Chandler, AZ; son, Mark W. Hoeberling of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Lauren and Ashley Chapman, Reece, Jesse and Shea Nord, Mikaela and Madison Wolf; sister, Marion Koch and husband, Ernest of Waterford, MI; brother, James Hoeberling and wife, Marjorie of Beverly Hills, MI; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Bob was born and raised in Hazel Park, MI. He received his BA from Valparaiso University in 1955. He received his MSW from Wayne State University in Michigan in 1959. He was ordained as a Minister in 1973. He received his BA from the University of Albuquerque in Theology in 1975. He served in the US Army from 1955 to 1957. He was a Minister and a Marriage and Family Counselor. He founded Families for Children, a division of the New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranches. He also founded Christian Professional Counseling Services, Inc. Bob was a member of Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Bob was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather and will be deeply missed. A memorial service will be held Thursday, 3:00 p.m. at Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy Rd. NE, with Rev. Larry Moss and Rev. Don Wilson officiating. A private family interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranches, 6209 Hendrix NE 87110, or Hosanna Inc., 2421 Aztec Rd. NE, 87107. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. JOHNSON-Col. Bradley Jv Johnson, USAF (Ret.), went peacefully to be with his Lord in the presence of his family, Monday, January 19, 1998, following a courageous struggle with cancer. He was born October 19, 1930 to Joe M. and Noma VelmaRee Johnson in Burkburnet, TX. Upon graduation form Texas A&M, Colonel Johnson entered active duty in the United States Air Force October 10, 1952. A veteran of the Vietnam War, his awards during his career include Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, AF Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, AF Outstanding Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster, AF Presidential Unit Citation, AF Longevity Service Ribbon with six oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two bronze stars, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship and Armed Forces Reservist Medal. His final assignment was Director of Personnel at Kirtland AFB. Colonel Johnson retired from active duty November 30, 1980. To cherish his memory, he leaves behind his wife of 43 years, Diana; sons, Steven B. Johnson of California, Randal S. Johnson and wife, Monica of Los Alamos, and Lance S. Johnson and wife, Kristin of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Zachary, Tanner, Kate-lyn, Brandon, and Hannah; brothers, Bob R. Johnson and wife, Nadine of Duncan, OK and Bill M. Johnson and wife, Peggy of Bridgeport, TX; and sister, Barbara R. Price of Bridgeport, TX. Services will be held Thursday, January 22, 10:30 a.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas NE, with Pastor Ken Moore officiating. Interment will take place at 1:00 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM. Pallbearers will be Steven B. Johnson, Randal S. Jonson, Lance S. Johnson, Bob R. Johnson, Bill M. Johnson, and Melvin Garner. If desired, memorial gifts may be made to the New Mexico Boys Ranch, 775 Hwy 304, Belen, NM 87002, Presbyterian Hospice, 8300 Constitution NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, or to your favorite charity. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. ' JOHNSON Lois O. Johnson, age 72, of Aco-ma, passed away on January 19, 1998. She is survived by her two daughters, Dr. Marilyn Johnson and her husband, Dr. Guy Archambeau, and Juanita Johnson, all of McCartys; three sons, Franklin Johnson and John Johnson of McCartys, and Steve Johnson and his wife, Debbie of Albuquerque; three grandchildren, Martin G. Johnson of McCartys, and Melissa and Eric Johnson of Albuquerque; and two sisters, Edna Leon and Frances Pasqual, both of McCartys. She was preceded in death by her parents, Steve and Juanita Orilla; her husband, James C. Johnson; and her sister, Rose Orilla. Rosary will be ' ; to report the noise, said Albuquerque assistant fire chief Eugene McPeek. The blast, the last ui a series of six over the past several days, was designed to measure how well a window's frame and components held up in an explosion, Applied Research Associates division manager Don Cole said. He said a private firm contracted his company to perform the tests. Local residents heard only Monday's blast because of a weather "inversion" the layering of hot and cold air in the airspace over the base, Cole said. The inversion carried the sound much farther than in previous tests, he said. j N.Y. Heist Suspect Appears in Court A glum-looking Richard Gillette made his first appearance in federal court Tuesday to face charges stemming from the Jan. 13 robbery of Brink's guards at the World Trade Center. Gillette, 39, had swapped the trademark Green Bay Packers jacket that helped lead to his arrest for an orange jail jumpsuit when he appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William W. Deaton. Gillette was arrested Friday night after jumping off an Amtrak train bound for Los Angeles. Gillette had been questioned by members of a drug task force, who found and confiscated $18,000 in cash he was carrying, when he exited the train and headed for an Albuquerque sports bar. He is charged with Michael Reed and Melvin Desmond Folk, who also are in custody, in the heist that netted over $1 million most of it in foreign currency. A detention and identity hearing is scheduled before Deaton on Thursday, once the case agent arrives from New York. The robbery occurred during the Tuesday morning rush hour when three men confronted two Brink's guards on their way to deliver cash to a Bank of America branch on the 11th floor of one of the trade center's twin towers. The robbers, wearing ski masks, flashed a gun and used handcuffs and plastic wiring to tie up the guards and five other people on the freight elevator, according to an arrest warrant from the Southern District of New York. Surveillance videos captured them at various spots in the building, and a confidential informant identified Reed, Gillette and an individual named "Desmond," according to the arrest warrant. recited at the family home at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, January 21, 10:00 a.m. at Santa Maria Catholic Church in McCartys with Fr. Antonio Trujillo, OFM officiating. Burial will follow at Mount of Peace Cemetery in McCartys. Grants Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. KELLY- CHRIS KELLY Sept. 29, 1944 -Jan. 21, 1993 You're with us everyday In Loving Memory Lisa and Randy LEFEBRE In Loving Memory of EDDIE R. LEFEBRE May 13, 1956 - January 21, 1996 It is now two years since you left us. We love and miss you tremendously. Love your family, the LeFebres: your mom, dad, wife, son, sisters, brothers, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. LITWIN John Anthony Litwin passed away on January 18, 1998 in Albuquerque. He was born to John A. and Damicele Litwin on August 6, 1919 in Detroit, MI. John and his wife, Valerie were residents of San Antonio, TX for 35 years before moving to Rio Rancho two and a half years ago. John is survived by his wife, Valerie of the family home; his children, Charlene Hart and Marilyn Crover of Rio Rancho, Donna Cross of Crosby, TX and Leslee McKinney of Eustace, TX; his sons-in-law, Mike Cross of Crosby, TX and Paul McKinney of Eustace, TX; his grandchildren, Andrea, Stephen, Christine, Wendy, Deanna, Jennifer, Lauren, Shannon and Joanna; his sister, Patricia Lucas of Rio Rancho; and six great-grandchildren. Mr. Litwin married Valerie McKinnon on June 3, 1944 in Mackay, Austrailia. John served in the US Air Force from 1941 until he retired in 1961. He was a Ham Radio operator, loved woodworking, oil painting, nature and music. He was a member of the DAV in San Antonio. He was known by all as a loving husband, father, grandfather, greatgrandfather and friend to many. A graveside service was held at Santa Fe National Cemetery on January 20, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements under the direction of Rio Rancho Funeral Home, 2400 Southern Blvd., Rio Rancho, NM 8714, 50S 891-9192. Dudley Chandler, CFSP. MACDONALD-H. Nadine MacDonald, 55, a lifetime resident of Albuquerque, died on Monday, January 19, 1998. She is survived by her daughters, Jacqueline West and husband, Kenneth of Albuquerque, and Michelle Palmer and husband, Alan of Gatesville, TX; her beloved grandchildren, Michelle and Matthew West, both of Albuquerque, and Wesley Palmer of Gatesville, TX; mother, Hazel Cox of Albuquerque; brothers, Cecil Cox and wife, Sherry of Edgewood, NM, and Dean Cox and wife, Irene of Albuquerque; sisters, Mary Jo Juul and husband, Robert of Bosque Farms, NMi Alice Bran-nen of Albuquerque, and Loretta Edgar of Bon-ham, TX; and many nieces and nephews. She was a loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and grandmother. Services will be held Thursday, 2:30 p.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas NE, with Pastor Russell Fuller officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Pallbearers will be Cecil Cox, Dean Cox, Kenneth West, Alan Palmer, Eric Cox, and Ronald Kelsoe. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, Wednesday, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. MCCULLOCH-The family of Anna McCul-Ioch wishes to express their gratitude for the kind expressions of sympathy during their time of need. Strong-Thome Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave SE, in charge of arrangements. MILLER-Christine Myran Miller, a very generous, kind, and always thoughtful person, died Friday, January 16, 1998, at the age of 91. She was a resident of La Vida Llena in Albuquerque since 1983. Prior to her residency at La APS Meeting-Pay Hike Sought Board To Decide On Pursuing Issue By Matthew Franck Journal Staff Writer Saying they are grossly undercompensated for their time, several members of the Albuquerque Pub-he Schools Board of Education are seeking more money for attending official meetings. On Monday, the board's finance committee discussed the possibility of compensating board members for each meeting they attend. Currently, board members are paid $75 for each of up to four meetings they attend each month. "A lot of us attend a lot more than four meetings, and I'm getting tired of working for nothing," said board member Aggie Lopez. Lopez had requested that the finance committee discuss the matter Monday. It will now be up to the full board to determine whether to pursue the matter further in coming weeks. Already, however, Lopez appears to have gained the support of fellow board members Robert Lucero and Richard Toledo. Lucero said he is frustrated that TVI May Buy Renaissance Site from PAGE CI and TVI officials have said a bigger center is needed to better serve more manufacturers and businesses. TVI Interim President Michael Glennon said the land will cost about $980,000. The new center, planned to be about 75,000 square feet, will cost about $6 million. . To build the training center, TVI will use the $4 million approved by voters and ask the Legislature during its current session for an additional $3 million. Glennon said a smaller building will be built if lawmakers approve less than $3 million for the project. "It's been a very well thought out process," said TVI Governing Board member Blair Kaufman. "... It's the best possible location we could come up with, with the best price." TVI officials initially proposed buying an existing building and refurbishing it. Vida Liens, she lived for many years in Santa Fe. She is survived by her sister, Charlotte Myran Poole of Huron, SD; brothers, Conrad O. Myran of Huron, SD, and Oswald A. Myran of Wessing-tonb Sprngs, SD; sister-in-law, Mildred Myran; and several nephews and nieces. Christine was born March 29, 1906 on the family farm near Wessington Springs, SD. She graduated from St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN in 1928 and did graduate work in dietetics. She married Hugh M. Miller on January 17, 1934, they lived in various national parks. Hugh preceded in death on January 10, 1972. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and was a member of St. Paul's Lydia Group. Memorial services will be held Thursday, January 22, 1998, 10:00 a.m. at La Vida Llena retirement community's chapel, 10501 Lagrima de Oro NE. Interment of cre-mains will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. NAJERA Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Joseph "Pepe" Najera will be celebrated this morning, 10:00 a.m. at Church of the Ascension, 2150 Raymac with Visitation at the church from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Msgr. Salas, Celebrant. Interment will be at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. Thursday morning. Gabaldon -Mortuaty, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW, in charge of Hiearrangements. NEIBEL Lawrence (Larry) Rowland Neibel passed away January 19, 1998. He was born' October 9, 1913 in Germantown, OH. As a young man, to support his amily, he was a profession- ' al musician playing the saxophone and clarinet and singing with local radio stations in Dayton, OH whle working as an electrician and engineering assistant at Delco Products Corporations, as well as studying ICS. correspondence courses and extension courses in electrical engineering from 1932 to 1942. As a young electrical engineer, he came to Albuquerque in 1942 and joined the University of New Mexico and the School of Mines in a Naval Research Contract as an engineer in charge of field test power and communications. In 1947 he joined Sandia Laboratories as a junior engineer and served as Department Manager from 1950 until his retirement in October 1978 with 31 years of service. After his retirement, he worked with SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) as a volunteer and served until a stroke retired him in 1992. He was a member of the Masonic Order, Lodge 6, Scottish Rite, Santa Fe, Shrine Ballut Abyud Temple, Albuquerque. He also had a private pilots license and enjoyed flying for a number of years. He was the loving husband of Rhea who predeceased him in September of 1996. His son, David, predeceased him in June of 1986. He is survived by his daughter, Sue Ann and husband, Edward Holbrook; grandson, Steven Hol-brook and his wife, Judith Ferrell-Holbrook; great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Ferrell, all of Albuquerque; daughter-in-law, Barbara Neibel of Los Angeles, CA; and grandson, Lawrence (Larry) C. Holbrook of Euless, TX. Dad lived the last 11 months with a loving adopted family, the residents and co-workers at Karrington of Albuquerque, where he made numerous new friends that made his life more enjoyable. He would have asked that in lieu of flowers, friends send a donation in his memory to be used for a party for the co-workers and residents at Karrington to: Karrington of Albuquerque, 4910 Tramway Ridge Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. This will help him say "Thanks, I enjoyed my second family enormously." In abiding by Dad's wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 24, 1998, 2:00 p.m. at the Sunset Memorial Park and Mausoleum Chapel. Arrangements were through Strong-Thome Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE. RHODES Violet "Mama Rhodes" Rhodes, 71, a resident of Albuquerque for 60 years, died Tuesday, January 20, 1998. She is survived by her sons, Edward W. Sage, Jesse A. Rhodes Jr. and wife, Julie, Homer L. Rhodes and wife, . Joyce, and Walter G. Rhodes; daughters, Carole R. Chavez and husband, Tom, Dolly Holliday, Judy Lewis, and Violet Pohl and husband, James, all of Albuquerque; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives. She was preceded in death by her hus "A lot of us attend a lot more than four meetings, and I'm getting tired of working for nothing." AOQIE LOPEZ, BOARD MEMBER state lawmakers, for example, are paid for each meeting they attend and receive more compensation. State lawmakers draw a per diem payment of $125 for each day spent in Santa Fe. "In many instances, we are just as important as state legislators," Lucero said. But board member Henry Rodriguez said such comparisons, are unfair, especially since state lawmakers typically dedicate their entire day to official business. "Do you think it's fair that you attend a half-hour meeting and receive a full per diem?" he asked. "Because 'diem' means day." Under state law, school board members receive no pay. They are, however, allotted a per diem reimbursement set by the state for the expenses they incur while attending official meetings. APS, in turn, has a policy which In July, TVI appeared close to purchasing the vacant, 50-acre Siemens manufacturing plant near Eubank and Interstate 40 for $6.75 million. But the property's size and the fact it had been the subject of a $2.5 million environmental cleanup caused TVI officials to lose interest. In December, TVI officials solicited new proposals for the site. Kaufman, chairman of the property acquisition committee which recommended the Renaissance Center site to the Governing Board, said officials received about 18 proposals. "For the ones we received that would have required rehabilitation of a building on the site, it would have been difficult to pin down the overall cost (of refurbishing the building)," he said. Glennon said the Renaissance Center was chosen primarily for its location. It's near small businesses in the Northeast Heights and Downtown, as well as businesses in the indus- band, Jesse A. Rhodes Sr. in 1975; and son, Jimmy Rhodes in 1967. Mrs. Rhodes was a member of Albuquerque Baptist Church. She was also active with Habitat for Humanity. Services will be held Friday, 10:30 a.m. at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Pastor Charles Treadwell officiating. Interment will take place at 1:30 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Thursday, 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ROMERO Mrs. Candida L. Romero died on Monday at the age of 67. She was preceded in death by her husband, Climaco "Max" Romero; and a son, Ralph Romero. She is survived by one son, Ronnie Romero and wife, Anna; one daughter, Doreen Garcia and husband, Pat; one brother, Albert Lopez and wife, Angie; three sisters, Anita Arambula and husband, John, Frances Moya and Cleofas Chavez and husband, Edward; grandchildren, Renee Baca, Lynnette Chambers, Angel Romero, Shane Romero and Franch-esca Martinez; two great-grandchildren, Janielle Baca and Justin Baca; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mrs. Romero will be held on Thursday at the Queen of Heaven Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Mount Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jose Ramirez, Reuben Baca, Edward Chavez, David Moya, Ray Armijo and Pat Garcia. A Rosary will be recited on Wednesday evening, 7:00 p.m. at the Salazar and Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW. ROSE Robert Calvin Rose, 86, a resident of Albuquerque for one year, died Monday, January 19, 1998. He is survived by his wife, Sara Alice Rose of Albuquerque; niece, Julie Roberts and husband, Paul of Medford, MA; and nephew, Peter Stephens and wife, Janice of Morristown, NJ. Mr. Rose was a retired attorney. Memorial services are pending. Private disposition will take place. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE. SALAZAR Eloy It has been five long years that you left us. You are missed very much and never out of our minds. We love you very much. You wife, Lita; Children: Irene, Galen, Hilda, Sam, Theresa, Brian, Jeannette; Grandchildren: Kim, Natalie, Sonny, Lynette, Guy, Vincent, Victor, Shawn, Samuel Eloy, Stephanie; Great-Grandchildren: Gentry, Jared, Levi, Audrey, Megan, Jamie, ShantS, Rachel . ; SHEPPARD The family of Irvin Wayne Sheppard would like to thank those of you that have been there for us during our time of sorrow. We will miss you, Dad, very much. We rejoice that you are in a better place and free from pain. Dottie, Denise, Terri, and Shelley and Jimmy. "You've spent my whole life loving and taking care of me, now "your" life has just begun. You belong to Heaven now. I know that you are up there looking down and watching over me. Please enjoy your new life, doing all the things in life that you couldn't do on this earth. I love you and I will miss you greatly. You are my dad. You are the love of my life, and through your example you taught me to love. You are the reason I am alive." Love, Shelley, Kayla, and Courtney SMITH Thomas Klee Smith, 68, passeed away on January 19, 1998 at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City, NM. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA and was a veteran of the US Air Force, serving during World War II. He retired from the RCA Corporation as a Logistics Manager. He is survived by two sons, Thomas Joseph Smith and wife, Adele, and Michael Adam Smith, all of Albuquerque; two daughters, Debra Ann Myer and husband, Randall and Diana Marie Smith, all of Albuquerque; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Myer; three grandsons, Richard Thomas Myer, Michael Adam Smith Jr., and Thomas Joseph Smith Jr.; and one greatgrandchild. He is also survived by two sisters, Naomi and Helen, both of Pittsburgh, PA; and friends, Nick and Patty Manzel of Albuquerque, and Jimmy Mascone of Phoenix, AZ. A vsary . prohibits any board member for receiving per diem for more thap. four meetings a month, paying them a maximum of $300 monthly. Board members, however, typically attend at least six meetings" a-month, with the full board and itfr1 three committees meeting two' times each. Most board members sit on at least two of those committees. And Lopez says it's not uncom-T mon for her to attend as many as 10j to 12 meetings a month, since the. board also has subcommittees and , holds unscheduled meetings. '-,, This year, APS is set to spend $25,200 in per diem payments for" board members. 1 Lucero said additional per diem; money could .be taken from the. $10,000 allotted this year for board ' member training, of which only, a fraction has been spent. , , APS Chief Financial Officer Michael Vigil said the board typi- cally does not exhaust its annual, budget each year, sending unused' reserves to the district to spend on other programs. ; 6 Lucero said he does not want to have to dip into other areas of the i district's budget in order to increase the number of per diem ,' payments that are paid. ' trial area north of the site, that will., be using the training center, he saidv During Tuesday's meeting, Lars'1 Sego, president of Dura Bilt Pro'd- ucts, Inc., which submitted a pro-'' posal for the site, said the RenaiS4 sance Center trust only allows union contractors and subcontract tors to work on the center's proper- ties. He was concerned TVI would-have to pay more in labor costs and 1 that TVI graduates who work with nonunion contractors wouldn't have ' a chance to work on the project. : Glennon said TVI officials werg aware of the union labor require-! ment and didn't think it would result in significantly higher labor costs. . N "TVI graduates will benefit," ne added. "I think the important thing is not who will build it, but who wijl be served by it." , Glennon said he expects a pur-? chase agreement to be finalized within 30 days. It will be 18 months ! to two years before the training center is finally built, he said. .: ' ' - . will be recited at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Chapel qf , Alameda Mortuary. Graveside services will"be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday in Santa Fe National i Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM. Services are entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, 9420 4th Street NW, Gary F. Santillanes C.F.S.P. ; TRAVIS Virginia R. Travis, 84, was born Tuesday, April 15, 1913, a resident of Albu"- querque since 1942, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, January 18, 1998, after a lqng , battle with Alzheimers disease. She is survived . by her daughter, Martha Petsock; 13 grandchil-1 dren; 26 great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy t Tingley and husband, Robert and Bette Freeman and husband, William; brother, Robert D. Inman and wife, Betty; and many other family members and friends. Mrs. Travis was precededn death by her husband, Fred N. Travis; and son. Fred I. Travis. She retired after many yearaaj Sandia National Labs. She was a longtime member of the Methodist Church and the Order qf the Eastern Star-Adah Chapter 5. Mrs. Travis, was an avid Bridge player. She was a gradaute V of the Fred Astair Dance Studios. Services will I be held Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Pastor Darrell Kepler officiating. Inter' : ment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 t Menaul Blvd. NE. Pallbearers will be Robert Inman, Randy Travis, Brett Travis, Robbie " Travis, Marcus Lynch, and Jim Petsock. French . Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. 't: VALENZUELA-Mr. Juan Jose Valenzuela',' ' 76, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away ion ' Monday, January 19, 1998. Mr. Valenzuela, is survived by two sons, Fredico Valenzuela and , Louie Valenzuela and wife, Cindy; one daughter; Racheal Valenzuela; two grandchildren, Louis i and Mariah; one sister, Juanita Valasquez and several nieces, nephews and friends. Mr. Valeiu . zuela was a member of the Catholic church and 5 a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Antiy.'. Visitation for Mr. Valenzuela will be Thursday ,a afternoon after 2:00 p.m. A Rosary will be recjt- ., ed Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the GabaF" don Memorial Chapel, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW;.J with Deacon Tibo Chavez reciting. Mass -of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday morning, 9:00 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal SW, with Visitation after 8:30 a.m. Msg..?. Bazan, Celebrant. Interment will follow at the 7 San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Thomas Lovato, Anthony Lovato, Richard . Lovato, John Trujillo, Max Jaramillo an8J Michael Davis. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old, 3 Coors Rd. SW, in charge of the arrangements. ; '.. VENEGAS-Gabino (Bino) Venegas, 34, a res; ident of Albuquerque since 1995, died Wednesday, January 14, 1998. He is survived by his parents, Gabino and Barbara Venegas of Westford, MA; sister, Maria Venegas; close friend, Kendell " Bowman; loving companion, Carla Sakiestewaj all of Albuquerque; uncle, Greg Kimberlin of Santa Monica, CA; paternal grandparents, Gabino and Refugio Venegas of Redlands, CA; mater; , nal grandmother, Angela Osman of Cleveland-' OH; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and ' extended family. In addition to his extended J family, Bino has many friends worldwide who have been touched by him. He was physically active in many sports, including billiards, soc1- cer, basketball, ping-pong, football and cycling. During his college days at the University of Co- -orado (Boulder), Bino was the football team's " place-kicker. He is remembered as fun-lovmg n and free-spirited, and someone who put other's needs before his own. Rosary will be recited , Thursday, 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University NE. -Graveside services will be held Friday, 11)00 a.m. at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 7500 Pasep ' del Norte NE. Friends may visit French Mortu-" ary, Thursday, 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made, in Bino's memory) 7 to a Carrie Tingley Children's Hospital Fund,, that is in the process of being created; addition- , al information can be obtained by contacting -Maria Venegas at 299-4324. French Mortuary,' 1111 University Blvd. NE. Vj, WASKO In Memory of Jim Wasko. October , 8, 1959 to January 21, 1997. We love you and miss you very muui. , j nur ramuy

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