Albuquerque Journal from Albuquerque, New Mexico on February 13, 1977 · Page 2
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Sunday, February 13, 1977
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T A ALbLVlhKgiK JOURNAL Sunday, February 13, 1977 Would-Be Kidnap Victim Search ArSed May Be Ended Today LET 01 Ifli li f in-m 'Vr.jrL, Li i , 1 1, -,. ..ra i mi it tiin ii n r APWirephoto Albuquerque balloonist Sidney Dillon Cutter is pictured in his rainbow-hued hot-air balloon drifting over New York J IniimiAvrriiAan ity- serene scene had an unexpected and somewhat S11JJUU UCl UUCall unhappy ending when Cutter was forced to land his frail 1 1 craft alongside an apartment complex. Cutter, fearful of T7 . 717V T7 being blown out to sea, landed on property next to the com-VlSltS 1 lW 1 OrK Plex Just off Jamaica Bay. The flights purpose was to provide footage for a movie, but it earned Cutter two summonses, which were given to him by a police helicopter crew that got into the act. The tickets were for flying below 2,700 and for landing at other than an airfield. Alessios 'Didn 9t Know9 Lenders Continued from A-l miscellaneous loans that bring his total indebtedness to $440,000. "I believe that totals $872,000 that : you say you have borrowed on unse- cured demand notes from someone '. you have said you didn't really know," ; Dunigan exclaimed to Dominic. "That's correct," Dominic answered. The witnesses testified the money actually was borrowed from Marta ; Quintanilla of Tijuana, Mexico, who is associated with a firm known as Inver- I .' siones de Baja California. ) Dominic said Mrs. Quintanilla repre-; sents "a group of Mexico City busi-t nessmen who are unknown to me." '. He said the firm is involved in de-; veloping a luxury subdivision in . Tijuana. Dominic testified he, Anthony, Rus-' sell, John, Angelo, Rosa and a brother- in-law,a Mr. Cutri all receive money '. from the Inversiones firm. I Asked how much he receives, Dom-" ink answered, "$3,000 a month." I Dunigan also asked Dominic how much the others are earning, and the witness replied, "I can only speak for Tnyself." '. Rosa, who also was present at the hearing, volunteered he is earning '. $1,680 a month from the firm. Friday, Anthony Alessio testified he earns $2,500 a month as a sales representative but hadn't sold anything for more than nine years. Dominic told Dunigan Saturday all the men were on the payroll as a result of an "arrangement" made by his father, John Alessio. He said the men are paid for overseeing construction of a major subdivision in Tijuana which projects 800 homes in three phases. The first phase already is complete, Dominic said. Anthony also testified Saturday he is paid $1,200 amonth by the Juarez Race Track as a public relations man to entertain clients. Earlier in the licensing hearing, Dominic testified his father, John Alessio, is the managing director of the Juarez track, traveling to Juarez every other weekend to check the operation. Saturday, however, Anthony testified John Alessio's position actually was more of a consulting role than active management. Anthony also was questioned about two cases in which two guards at Lompoc, Calif., Federal Correctional Institution had been entertained by him. John and Angelo Alessio were serving sentences at the institution for income tax evasion at the time, it was pointed out In the first case, involving a guard identified as Daniel Morgan, Anthony Alessio admitted providing food, beverages, entertainment and a fishing trip. "He asked me about fishing, so I invited him to go fishing," Anthony Alessio testified He denied discussing the incarceration of his brothers with Morgan. In the second case, another guard, Robert Goddard, was entertained at the Sahara-Tahoe Hotel at Lake Tahoe, Nev. Anthony admitted picking up the tab for Goddard's visit to the plush resort, but said John's and Angelo's cases had not been discussed. "In fact, I was surprised I even received a bill," Anthony said. "I have never been charged for staying at the Sahara in Las Vegas in my life." The hearing was recessed Saturday afternoon until 9 a.m. Sunday at which time Bruce Hochman, a San Diego tax attorneywho hasrepresentedthe Alessio family, will testify. Richard G. Moore, ranking agent from the Las Cruces-Dona Ana County Metro Narcotics Unit, had been scheduled to testify Saturday, but was excused until next week because of other duties. State Racing Commission Chairman George Maloof said the hearing would recess after Sunday's session, apparently without deciding the case, and won't reconvene for another week to 10 days. Maloof said several of the racing commissioners need to take time out from the lengthy hearings to attend to personal business matters. Tailings Pact OKs Mill Operation : By STEVE PENROSE I The Environmental Improvement Agency (EIA) and United Nuclear-'. Homestake Partners have agreed on a ; series of conditions that will allow the company to resume full operations at its uranium mill near Grants following a break in a mill tailings pond dam '. that forced a halt in uranium process- : in- Following the break in the dam Feb. '. 5, the company suspended all parts of ; its milling process that would have resulted in the accumulation of addi-; tionaJ tailings. The spillage of tailings and water from the break created a '. shallow pool estimated to be 30 to 50 ; acres in size. Ail of the spill was con- tained on company property. Tailings are the waste product of uranium milling Suspended in water, the sand-like panicles are dumped ; into ponds or holding areas. Following a meeting Friday between officials of the EIA and United Nuclear, Russell Rhodes, chief of the EIA's Occupational Radiation Protection Division, said the agency had issued an order to the company detailing under what conditions milling operations could resume and setting deadlines for submission of plans for repair of the dam and cleanup of the spilled radioactive tailings and water. Rhodes said the EIA order calls for the company to: Not discharge any tailings into the damaged pond until such action is approved by the EIA. Discharge tailings into a second, undamaged pond. Pump the spilled tailings and water into the second pond. Submit to the EIA by Feb. 22 a plan and timetable for recovery of the spilled tailings and water. Submit to the EIA by March 10 a plan and timetable for total, perma-nentrepairof the dam break. As a temporary measure, the break has been partially plugged with sand. Submit to the EIA by April 10 a report on cleanup operations including a plan for a program to sample company-controlled water wells in the area of the spill. Submit, as an addendum to its currently pending application for renewal of its milling license, a plan for emergency control measures in case of another dam break. - t Stop tailings discharges if there is any spillage or indications of weakness in the second pond. Young Blasts Activity of Kissinger Coo tinned from A-l still be in office and thus able to help . ease the role Britain had assumed. Instead, "The British have been ; very lonely" because there was a vacuum after the Democratic victory ' in November, he said. .' On arrival in New York, Young predicted the British would strongly favor reopening the Geneva conference t r on Rhodesia once the Carter administration frames its policy. Black African leaders also "are open to negotiations when we establish a policy," he said. Young called the Rhodesian problem a jigsaw puzzle but he added, "I think I have many of the pieces and I think they can be put in place when we make the right moves " In the wake of Kissinger's African trip, Prime Minister Ian Smith, head of Rhodesia's white minority government, said last Sept 24 he had agreed to a two-year transfer to black majority rule according to terms proposed by Kissinger. Britain, from which Rhodesia unilaterally declared independence in 1965, then agreed to serve as chairman for talks begun the next month in Geneva between Rhodesia's blacks and whites. c A stubborn gas station attendant foiled one armed robbery attempt while a 35-year-old city man was arrested in connection with another holdup during the weekend, police reported. Patricia Wolman, 25, an attendant at the Atex gas station at 401 Lomas NE, told officers she refused to give two men money from the cash register until they showed her their weapon, so they fled. The attendant said two men entered the station about 8 p.m. One kept both hands in his pockets, she said, and pointed one hand, still in the pocket.ather. When the robber asked for money Ms. Wolman said, "First show me your gun," she told police. The man repeatedly told her to give him money or he would kill her, she said, but she insisted on seeing a weapon. After about five minutes the woman told the men she had to talk to someone outside and walked past them out the door, she said. While she ran to call police, the men ran away, she said. City police arrested Don-nie Joe Tipton, 35, of 1421 Lakeview SW, in connection with the noon Saturday robbery of Savon Florist Supply, 3520 Candelaria NE. An employe told police a man pulled a gun from his belt and forced her to give him about $150 from the register. Other employes followed the man to a pickup truckandtookitslicense number, police said. City police reported an armed robber took an undetermined amount of money about 9:30 p.m. Friday from Lota Burger, 5420 SW. The suspectfledthesceneon foot, employes said. The High Noon Saloon in Old Town was robbed Sarur-daybyalone gunmanfor the second time within a week, police reported. About 8 p.m. a man entered the saloon and forced employes to give him an undetermined amount of money, the employes said. A shot was fired during the incident, but no one was hurt, they said. The High Noon was held up last Tuesday by an armed robber. By MIKE LILLEY The massive hunt for kidnap victim Lol-lie Tipton entered its 11th and probably final day today, and search leaders expressed little hope of finding the woman. "It's been a long 11 days," State Policeman and search coordinator James Jennings said. "We've been hoping for a big break, but we haven't had one stinking thing." Jennings said a State Police helicopter will be brought in today to sweep the entire area covered by teams searching for Mrs. Tipton, 20, who was abducted from the Peralta Circle K in Bosque Farms during the early morning hours of Feb. 3. The organized search for the divorced mother of two "officially" will end today at sunset, Jennings said, but he expects police and volunteers to continue looking on their own. The search coordinator said he has little hope of finding the kidnaped store clerk, believed by police to be dead. "We've just about saturated the valley," he said, adding the search has been extended to areas along NM-14 on the east side of the Sandia Mountains. Search efforts have been concentrated in wooded areas along the Rio Grande south of Albuquerque and on the east and west mesas. Jennings estimated 1,800 to 2,000 persons using more than 50 horses and 500 vehicles participated "Tn the organized search. "I couldn't even begin to estimate the cost," he said. "We probably would have spent $500,000 if we paid for wages, gas, food, the cost of aircraft and everything else." Every volunteer search and rescue group in the area, the Albuquerque Police Dept., Albuquerque Fire Dept., Federal Bureau of Investigation, State Police, Ber-, nalillo County Sheriff's Dept., U.S. Air Force and individual volunteers aided the . Valencia County Sheriff's Dept. in the search. Local and FBI trail dogs, as well as scuba divers, were used in the hunt. Mrs. Tipton reportedly was kidnaped at knifepoint by a man who also stabbed one of two men who witnessed the incident. William T. Altum, 29, a Bosque Farms resident who was working in Albuquerque as a welder, has been charged with kidnaping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery in connection with the case. He is being held without bond in the Valencia County jail after pleading innocent to the charges. Valencia County Sheriff Lawrence Romero has said the two witnesses to the kidnaping picked Altum out of a five-man police lineup as the man who allegedly threatened and assaulted them and abducted the clerk. A pair of socks identified as those of Mrs. Tipton was found near a pond on Isle-ta Pueblo land during the search, but no other trace of the woman has been discovered. UNM Black Lack Chided The executive director of the National Council on Black Studies said in Albuquerque Saturday he is disappointed that the University of New Mexico does not have a black faculty member. Dr. Joseph Russell of Indiana University said, "It is very distressing for 1977, the year following America's Bicentennial, that a university which has over 1,000 faculty members cannot have a single black, tenured staff member." In a speech before members of a state Black studies group, Russell said, "I think that is a fallacy which must be corrected very, very soon." Russell was guest speaker at the New Mexico Black Studies Consortium banquet held at the Albuquerque ConventionCenter. Heis chairman of Afro-American Studies at Indiana University-He spoke to about 200 black UNM students, various black state leaders, and local officials. Mayor Harry Kinney was among the guests. Russell, an educational psychologist, said black scholars are attempting "to harness the intellectual potential of the black community" by asking "how do you organize black educational power 'for equality and strengths?" But their attempts face a struggle "against methodical attempts to depress black culture, education, potential and social change," he said. ' Thestrongestresistance comes from the universities and colleges, he said. He explained that many schools are finding ways to evade the black studies issue. "Well-meaning Americans" are saying black studies are no longer popular, "so be uncertain about funding," he said. Some just ask, "What.are black studies?" He expressed hope that attitudes will change and black studies will grow stronger. He told the students there is much research to be done on black pioneers to New Mexico and other parts of the West. State Chairman Dr. Harold Bailey said black studies became a part of educational institutions through the protests of black students in the late 19602;' UNM black protests of studies originated in a similar way, he said. Domenici Bill Seeks Guides Wives To Picket Freight Lines For Research From the Journal's Washington Bureau WASHINGTON Legislation aimed at stringent safeguards on revolutionary research into new lite torms has been introduced by Sens. Pete Domenici, R-NM, and Dale Bumpers, D-Ark. See Story B l The bill would require scientists involved in what is known as recombinant DNA research to operate under strict guidelines imposed by the National Institutes of Health. DNAisthe complexor-ganic molecule, contained in cells of every living thing, which carries genetic information and is responsible for the generic differences between species, as well as the difference between individuals of the same species. Scientists recently have learned to extract bits of DNA from one organism and implant them into another organism, creating new life forms, often with unknown properties. "Scientific freedom is as important as any other freedom," said Domenici, "but the implications of this research are so awsome that we cannot afford anyting lessthanthe bestcontrol available." Domenici pointed out potential benefits of recombinant DNA research could extend to a cancer cure and prevention of genetic diseases. On the other hand, he'add-ed, inadvertent creation of unwanted forms of life could be extremely dangerous if mutants should escape and infect plants or animals. "Protection of the public has to be our first priority when engaging in research of this nature," Domenici said. "As with all new technology, the potential for harm is as great as the potential for good. Caution and safety have to be the byword of scientific efforts. "This bill ensures that they will be." Prompted by Saturday's death of a company driver in an accident, wives of Yellow Freight Lines truck drivers said they will picket today in protest of what they claim are unsafe company trucks. Louise Bamett said wives of Albuquerque's Yellow Freight drivers will picket the company office at 900 64th NW at 1 p.m. She said the protest was sparked by the death of driver Robert Mullenix, 50, of Belen, Sat-urday morning at the Rio Puerco bridge on 140 west of Albuquerque. State Police said Mullenix was killed when his east-bound tractor-trailer collided with a bridge rail, then wentoverthe bridge and dropped30to40 feetinto the Rio Puerco. Witnesses told police they heard a loud "bang" just before the truck swerved into the guardrail. "We've had too many accidents," Mrs. Barnett said. "We feel it's the trucks." Company drivers have "complained and complained," she said, to no avail. "Maybe the wives can do something about it." She said many well qualified Yellow Freight drivers have had accidents because of faulty equipment. Another company driver out of Albuquerque was killed several months ago in Arizona, she said. Mrs. Bamett who said the drivers are supporting the wives' protest, said a union steward assured her a com- Albuquerque Journal PO Drawer J Seventh 4 Silver. SW Albuquerque. N M 87103 Phone 842 2300 SUBSTRimON RATE BY CARRIER Morrunt t Sunday 9V t week $air1ay only . . 25c Mrk SUBSCRIBERS dninra to pay annually mi advanca will plrair mail remittance at carrier raw dtract to circulation department. 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