Albuquerque Journal from Albuquerque, New Mexico on December 1, 1981 · Page 21
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Albuquerque Journal from Albuquerque, New Mexico · Page 21

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Tuesday, December 1, 1981
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I - - - iK i ALBIQIERQUE JOURNAL Tuesday, December 1, 1981 B-5 Miss Teen Candidates Arrive " By D.S. WEISMAN Journal Staff Writer Susan McDannold, 19, of Tulsa, spent the whole day at Albuquerque International Airport, but she wasn't coming or going anywhere. Instead, she was welcoming the SO contestants who are in town this week to compete for the title of Miss Teen. 3ss McDannold has the singular hon-W being both the 1979 and 1980 MTSs Teen. And on Monday she was wearing a crown and a smile. "It's just like a trophy, only you put it on your head," she noted of the tiara that adorned her blond hair. "I used to be a shy person," said the University of Tulsa coed who is majoring in communications, advertising and speech. "I couldn't have done this when I first started out." But communication is an integral partof this particularpageant, in which girls between the ages of 14 and. 18 compete on the basis of scholastic aptitude, volunteer service, speech and talent, poise and personality, and personal appearance. "When people hear the word 'pageant' they think it's all based on beauty," Miss McDannold said, sitting in a suite at the Regent on Monday night. "It makes me so mad, so many girls come and think 'If I'm not pretty, I can't win.'" There's more to this pageant than just beauty, according to Miss McDannold. "We're recognizing girls for being active in the community and active in school. Being able to speak in public is a real talent," she noted. So, there will be a constant swirl of activity for the victors of SO state pageants that were held throughout the year, as they meet with Gov. Bruce King, go sightseeing, entertain at tonight's University of New Mexico basketball game, and, of course, compete for the title of Miss Teen. Miss McDannold, shy no longer, offered some advice to this year's contestants as they arrived in town from the nooks and crannies of America. "All they can do is be themselves. I tell them to relax and enjoy the week and try to make 49 new friends instead of looking at each as a competitor," she said. Whether the contest is growing or not, the trophies certainly are larger. Miss McDannold, who won in 1979 and regained the crown last year when the winner, Tammy Jo Hopkins of Nebraska, couldn't make the required personal appearances due to a New York modeling contract, said the winners' trophies are five feet high now. They used to be a mere two feet high. Other prizes include scholarships, trips to exotic places, personal appearance contracts, and, what every girl needs, hot tubs. Miss McDannold said, "The key is the ability to communicate. If you can't talk with people and get along with people, you don't deserve the title. The winner should have personality with a capital 'P.' She should be someone who is poised, able to handle herself in pressure situations, and who is intelligent." Miss McDannllu is a native of St. Louis. Her parents now live in Houston. When she won Miss Teen, she was living in Charleston, W.Va. She will relinquish her crown Saturday night at Kiva Auditorium in the Convention Center. DBihkbis Susan McDannold Panel Recommends Choices for Judge An Albuquerque Bar Association committee Monday sent Gov. Bruce King its recommendations for a replacement for Metropolitan Court Judge A. Joseph Alar-id. . Alarid has been appointed to succeed District Judge Gene Franchini, who resigned in September because of his opposition to mandatory sentencing. James A. Parker, chairraajvpf the bar association's Judiciary Committee, declined to reveal whom the committee recommended to replace Alarid butsaid it sent more than one name. "We were aware of six applicants. The recommendations are from among those six," Parker said. Chief Deputy District Attorney Woody Smith, Assistant District Attorney Herb Kraus, Assistant Attorney General Judd Conway and attorney Manuel Garcia Jr. confirmed they applied. Former Metropolitan Judge Robert L Thompson also was cited as a probable applicant, but he could not be reached for confirmation. Gambling Sentence Includes Donation Albuquerque businessman Chris Chalamidas on Mon-' day donated $2,500 to the Albuquerque Crime Stoppers Program as part of his sentence for conspiring to gamble. District Judge W. John Brennan also ordered Chalamidas, 40, to serve 18 months on probation and to pay S8S a month in probation costs. Chalamidas was sentenced after Brennan last Wednesday refused to allow him to withdraw the guilty plea he entered in July. Judge Names Bank To Manage Estate District Judge Jack Love on Monday appointed Albuquerque National Bank to manage an estate, rejecting a request that former mayoral candidate Sol Hoffman be appointed to the position. Love, at the end of the brief hearing, allowed Rebecca Sitterly to withdraw as attorney for the estate of the late Alberta Cox and appointed the Keleher and McLeod law firm in her place. Love further asked that the law firm, if it accepts the appointment, look into the status of a lawsuit filed in July by Oma Jeanette Holmes, a sister of Mrs. Cox, that charged Hoffman with making fraudulent representations about the estate. DEA Chief Here Ordered to Court District Judge Richard Traub has ordered a federal Drug Enforcement Administration official to explain on Dec. 14 why he should not be held in contempt of court for failing to appear for a deposition. Traub issued the order to Bruce D. Van Matre, special agent in charge of the Albuquerque office, in connection with a $4 million libel suit brought by attorney William Marchiondo against the Journal. In another development in the 6-year-old lawsuit, Marchiondo said in an affidavit that he has no documents concerning financial dealings between himself or his law firm and four persons except for statements for professional services rendered by his firm. The persons named in the documents included Marchion- The persons named in tke documents included Marchion-do, former Gov. Jerry Apodaca, former Attorney General David Norvell and former state Sen. Eddie Barboa. The Marchiondo affidavit and a cover document signed by his attorney were filed in connection with a Traub order Oct. IS that Marchiondo produce certain documents, including some relating to financial transactions with about 100 individuals and one business. Marchiondo in 1975 sued the Journal for $2 million, claiming that he was libeled by an editorial, an editorial column and a political advertisement published in 1974. He amended the suit in 1978, adding $2 million to the damages sought and alleging that the Journal falsely linked him to organized crime by the placement of his photograph with a 1977 story. Traub issued his order to Van Matre in response to a Journal motion that cited an Oct. 29 subpoena ordering the federal official to appear for a deposition Nov. 18 and to bring certain documents and materials relating to 16 people. The Journal motion said Van Matre failed to appear for the deposition and that his representative, Charles J. Timil-ty, refused to produce for inspection and copying any of the documents sought. t The subpoena was based on a Traub order dated Sept. 4. Traub, in his new order, directed Van Matre to explain why he should not be found guilty of and punished for contempt of court and also to produce the requested documents for inspection and copying. Another City Bank To Change Hands By ANA MARIE FENIMORE Journal Business Writer f. Bank Securities Inc. and Southwest National Corp. have reached an agreement for BSI to buy the Southwest National Bank in Albuquerque, pending required approvals. This is the third of Albuquerque's 12 banks to change . hands in the past year, either through sale of all outstanding shares of stock or sale of controlling interest. The transaction also marks the fourth acquisition for BSI or one of its banks within the past year. The agreement, reached Monday between BSI and Southwest National, according to BSI President A.G. Hamilton, would involve the sale of all the outstanding shares of Southwest National Bank. Approval is required by stockholders of Southwest National Corp., the boards of directors of BSI and Southwest National Corp., and the appropriate regulatory agencies, according to BSI. Southwest will hold a stockholders' meeting on Dec. 21, said Sam Levenson, the company's president. He disclosed that the bank is being sold for $6 million. The acquisition will not finally take place until next year, " Levenson said. He added that Southwest National will retain its name and that he will continue as the bank's president. "It's just an opportunity to work in a little different way," he said. "It means more help for me. We will be associated with Robert Anderson and Al Hamilton, and-Anderson has done so much for the state and has Albuquerque's best interest at heart." A groupTieaded by Hamilton and Anderson, who is chairman of the board of Atlantic Richfield Co., took over BSI o vears aeo. (Nit Airline Offers Santas Free Flight So you've been wondering when you'd get another chance to wear that old Santa suit...or maybe you've been waiting to start singing Christinas carols. Well, today may be your day if you also happen to have a new, unwrapped toy lying around and you don't mind being stared at. Texas International Airlines, to promote its new non-stop service to Salt Lake City and to San Antonio, is offering free round-trip tickets to the first 100 people who are in line at 2 p.m. today at the ticket counter at Albuquerque International Airport. The catch is that you must be dressed in i Santa Claus outfit, be prepared to sing a Christmas carol of your choice and bring a new, unwrapped toy for the airline's Toys for Tots collection drive. However, if you meet all the criteria, you could win a . free round-trip ticket to Salt Lake City,4 San Antonio, DallasFort Worth or Los Angeles. You may choose which city you would like to go to, but you must travel in December and you will be flying standby. Besft prae m town it V; 5f There's nothing better than free. That's the price you pay for a regular checking account at Albuquerque Federal. No fees or charges. You don't pay any monthly fee for service. There are no check transaction charges. And there's no penalty if your account balance drops down to next to nothing-because there's no minimum balance requirement. Complete monthly statement. You also get our fully descriptive, easily understood statement each month. Everything's there-deposits, withdrawals and monthly balance. Checks are conveniently listed by number, date and amount. Bounceless checking protection. Our overdraft protection takes the embarrassment out of an overdrawn account. Its an extra money cushion that eliminates a bouncing check. This option is available on all our checking. $100 initial deposit. Move over to the best priced checking account in town now. Just $100 opens your account at any Albuquerque Federal office in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho or Santa Fe. o7A Albuquerque federal New Mexico's Family Financial Center Albuquerque Federal Savings and Loan Association New Mexico's Largest Assets over $650,000,000 Albuquerque: 6400 Uptown N.E. Fourth & Silver S. W. 4901 Central N.E. 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