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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Tuesday, April 26, 1988
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ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL 108th Year No. 117 62 Pages In 5 Sections Tuesday Morning, April 26, 1988 Copyright c 1988, Journal Publishing Co. Daily 3SZ Sunday $1 Renumbered Highways Confuse Residents, Tourists By Judy Giannettino age markers with other roads, he said. In addition to numbering some roads never before given specific designations, the department is splitting up other existing roadways and dropping a few traditional route numbers, Koglin said. "A lot of people don't think we were very logical about it," Koglin said. But, he added, "These changes were going to happen anyway. If you have roads with no numbers, you're going to have to MORE: See RENUMBERED on PAGE A3 Another problem under the old system, he added, was that many roads about 52 had the same designation. In one area of the state, Koglin said, eight different roads shared the number 22. "The problem with that is that when you talk about 22, which 22 are you talking about?" Koglin said. "It becomes very confusing. We needed to make them unique." The department also had to eliminate the problem of some roads sharing mile by the Highway Commission last year, and new signs started going up three to four weeks ago, said Thomas Koglin, a program development engineer for the Highway Department. About 180 new route numbers are being created by the department, which needed to make the changes for several reasons, Koglin said. "We had something like 26 different roadway numbers that we had to assign because they didn't have numbers at all," he said. conflicting road designations. But some say. confusion only is being created because people now must try to match maps with road numbers that have been changed or no longer exist. "Just last week, a tourist came in and said, 'We'd have been here sooner except we had a terrible time figuring out the roads,' " said Rosemarie Korman, executive director of the Taos Chamber of Commerce. "I think there are going to be more problems." The renumbering project was approved OF THE JOURNAL'S CAPITOL BUREAU SANTA FE' You can get there from here, but once you have, you may not know it. Under a project that cost approximately $300,000, the Highway Department is renumbering many state roads, tearing down old designations and putting up new signs, with new numbers, in their place. The program is aimed at bringing order to New Mexico's confusing and often APS Deficit M ay Force Staff Cuts Pay Raises Endangered By $9 Million Shortfall By Christopher Miller JOURNAL STAFF WRITER EUGENE BURTON JOURNAL Volunteers on horseback scour the Zuni Mountains for 9-year-old Michael Hensley Jr. Search Effort Continues for 9-Year-Old The Albuquerque Public Schools district next year faces cuts in staff and programs as well as little or no employee salary increases to combat a projected $9 million shortfall, district officials said Monday. Confronted with the operational budget shortfall for the 1988-89 school year, APS has distributed to principals and department heads a "discussion draft" paper of possible budget reductions that suggests eliminating 125 full-time positions. The positions cut across every area including administration, teachers and maintenance. The district has about 8,000 full-time employees. "It probably means we will have to let some specialized staff go," said school board president Mary Lee Martin. "But we will have some attrition and some who will be able to take other jobs (within APS). That will be our emphasis." On Thursday, principals and department heads received their first look at the draft. Since then, they have been meeting with their staffs to review the suggested cuts and to develop their own proposals. That information is supposed to be in the hands of school board members by the end of the week in preparation for a board work-study session next Tuesday. Martin and board vice president Ed Marinsek said the APS administration and board will attempt to keep the budget cuts as far away from the classroom as possible. Areas that are likely to undergo the ax, Marinsek said, include staff in-service training, security, health aides, and clerical and maintenance positions. Among the suggested budget cuts listed on the APS discussion draft paper are 10 Spanish teachers at the elementary level, 16 health aides, 10 special education teacher aides, four special education diagnosticians, three security employees, 12 building and repair MORE: See DEFICIT on PAGE A7 MacLeod said he also heard, however, that Hensley may have been told mistakenly to keep moving at night to keep warm and thus may have abandoned a tree if he had stayed near one. He said also that panic may have set in and kept the boy on the move. Bloodhounds picked up Hensley's trail of shoe prints Sunday about two miles from the campsite and followed it for an additional two miles. However, they were unable to follow the trail Moriday, MacLeod said. The forest road where the prints i MORE: See SEARCH on PAGE A3 "There's still a chance if he hasn't fallen and hurt himself," MacLeod said. Water was plentiful because of the melting snow, he said, and the temperatures at night were cold but not unbearable. Hensley was wearing a flannel shirt, pants and tennis shoes when he apparently wandered off. MacLeod said Hensley had reportedly taken a "hug-a-tree" survival course shortly before the trip. In that course, he said, children are trained that if they become lost, they are to find a tree and stay by it until rescuers arrive. by snow and cold. Hensley, who had gone camping near the Oso Range with his father, Michael, and another unidentified man, was reported missing shortly after a surprise snowstorm hit the area, said George MacLeod, New Mexico State Police Search and Rescue coordinator. Friends and searchers held out hope Monday that the novice Boy Scout would be able to survive his ordeal. "We're all hopeful," said Linda Miles, a family friend and Hensley's Scout leader. "Michael is going to come down just fine." She said it was not the first time the boy had been camping. By Anthony DellaFlora JOURNAL STAFF WRITER GRANTS Despite Monday's clear skies and warm weather in the Zuni Mountains southwest of here, searchers still were unable to locate a 9-year-old Milan boy missing since Thursday. About 250 searchers on horseback, in trucks and on motorcycles scoured the rugged mountain area for Michael Hensley Jr., while airplanes and helicopters searched from the sky. Rescuers lined forest roads with signs saying "Michael, go this way." It was the first time since Thursday that search crews were not hampered State Health Secretary Resigns jCarruthers Appoints Carla Muth To Succeed Larry Gordon Schultz Says Expand Even Without Hotel By Judy Giannettino By Jim Martin JOURNAL STAFF WRITER ;v.Vi -"v A consulting firm in Albuquerque. Gordon, 61, has been Health and Environment secretary since Carruthers took office in January 1987. He is the second member of Carruthers' cabinet to resign. In January, Carruthers replaced Economic Development and Tourism Secretary Nick Jenkins with Santa Fe businessman John Dendahl. " Carruthers said Monday he will recommend to the state Senate, which must confirm cabinet appointments, that Muth succeed MORE: See STATE on PAGE A1 1 coming year and in the next Legislature with regard to health policy and with regard to any legislation that might be generated as the result of our work," Carruthers said at a news conference. He and Gordon said they have not worked out the details of the advisory role Gordon will play, including how or if Gordon will be compensated by the state. Carruthers on Monday also announced the resignation of Diana Daggett, his deputy chief of staff for federal liaison. Daggett, who will leave her job June 1, plans to open a political ;OF THE JOURNAL'S CAPITOL BUREAU 1 SANTA FE Health and En-;vironment Secretary Larry Gordon is resigning for personal reasons and will be replaced by his deputy, Carla Muth, as head of state government's largest agency, Gov. Garrey Xarruthers said Monday. Although Gordon's resignation will take effect June 30, Carruthers !said he has asked the secretary to ; continue to work with the administration after that in an advisory or 'part-time capacity. : "Larry will work with us in the Carla Muth Currently Gordon's deputy Larry Gordon To assume advisory role vr I TUESDAY Mayor Ken Schultz shocked some councilors Monday by saying he would recommend continuing the $46 million Convention Center expansion even if plans to build a luxury downtown hotel fall through. "I firmly believe we need that hotel to enhance the operation of the Convention Center," Schultz told members of the City Council's Finance Committee. "But, the Convention Center expansion can still be successful without the hotel," Schultz added. "It would just take longer." Councilor Pete Dinelli, the committee chairman and a consistent critic of the expansion project, said the mayor's position ignores a con-, sultant's study that says Albuquerque needs more downtown hotel rooms to lure larger conventions. "It blows my mind to hear you talk about the possibility that we aren't going to have a new hotel downtown," Dinelli told the mayor. "In my opinion, the consultant's report is very clear that without more hotel rooms downtown, we have no business expanding the MORE:,5ee HOTEL on PAGE AS f crimes, saying the retired Ohio autoworker personally killed tens of thousands of people as the sadistic death camp guard "Ivan the Terrible." Page All. diesel-electric submarines wallows helpless on the surface after an underwater explosion and toxic fire that injured 22 sailors and left three missing. Page A3. New Mexico Three state prison inmates plead guilty to charges stemming from a highly publicized escape from the Penitentiary of New Mexico's North Facility July 4. Page B3. World A judge sentences John Demjanjiik to die for Nazi war Good Morning Renumbering of state roads is ; causing confusion. The Land of ."Enchantment might become The ' Land of Lost Motorists. ' " . i Weather Sunny and a little warmer. High mid-70s. Low mid-40s. Winds southwest 5 to 15 mph. Page C13. Business The U.S. Supreme Court ruling that Congress is free to tax interest on state and local tax-exempt bonds is extremely urllikely to result in taxation of already issued bonds, experts say. Page B7. Metropolitan The city would help buy land for a Hispanic Cultural Center by donating $200,000 in capital improvement funds, according to an amendment approved by a City Council committee. Page Bl. Impact Life along the U.S.-Mexico border comes alive in Douglas Kent Hall's photographs of the region's people and culture. Impact magazine. Nation Michael Dukakis and Jesse Jackson differ over whether any concessions should be made to terrorists holding Americans hostage, while a new survey says Dukakis appeared headed for another big-state presidential primary victory in Pennsylvania today. Page A2. The Supreme Court votes 5-4 to review a major 1976 discrimination case. In his first civil rights decision on the court, Justice Anthony Kennedy votes with the majority. Page All. One of the Navy's last ACTION LINE A2 EDITORIALS A4-5 ARNHOLZ A3 HAPPENINGS C6 BRIDGE B6 HOROSCOPE B6 BUSINESS BMP METROPOLITAN Bl CLASSIFIED XC7-12 MOVIES C5 COMICS C14 NEW MEXICO B3 CROSSWORD B6XSPORTS C1-5 DAILY RECORD C6 TRENDS B5-6 DEAR ABBY B6 TV A13 DEATHS C13 WEATHER C13

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