Albuquerque Journal from Albuquerque, New Mexico on April 25, 1985 · Page 1
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Thursday, April 25, 1985
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HUES NEW MEXICO'S LEADING OURI J 105th Year No. US 70 Pages In 6 Sections Thursday Morning, April 25, 1985 Copyright 1985, Journal Publishing Co. Daily 25z Sunday 750 r- ALBUQUE ROUE LAL Thieves Ravage Mementos Of Lifetime By Joe Cassidy JOURNAL STAFF WRITER "Oh, they broke her favorite chair, too," Jean Jarczyk said to no one in particular. The heavily padded green chair leaned on three legs against a large tree. "And those," she said, pointing to some photographs lying on the steep ditchbank, "they're the 50th anniversary pictures." Mrs. Jarczyk put a hand to her cheek and bit her lower lip. Spread out on the ground were mattresses, bedsteads, television sets, pictures, tables, chairs, books, boxes and kitchen appliances. Alongside a chaise lounge and a bar stool was a smoldering campfire. It had been fueled with wood from a table. It was 2 p.m. Wednesday and Mrs. Jarczyk and her husband, John, had just arrived at the ditchbank at the western edge of the Village of Los Ranchos. They had been summoned from their Albuquerque motel by Bernalillo County Sheriff's officers. The couple had arrived in town Tuesday evening, parked the rental truck they had driven from their Phoenix home and turned in for the night. When they woke Wednesday the truck was gone. In it were the contents of the Phoenix home of Mary Ferrentino, Mrs. Jarczyk's mother. Widowed since 1982, Mrs. Ferrentino recently decided she wanted to spend the rest of her days back in her native Buffalo. She flew back East as her daughter and son-in-law began the drive with her possessions. As the couple slept in Albuquerque, thieves took their truck to the ditchbank, built a fire with furniture, fueled themselves with rye whiskey from the truck and MORE: See THIEVES on PAGE A3 if i ' i lW - AY - s ' iVC'''Ak' 2'v'-- ?'' ril 4 hi - itSml Ila fry :'jt .VV;J7' 6 ."few r;-J If .. ,Ai O ' r v.'." . :y c T ' - A v , f".V'v . 1 vn JOURNAL PHOTO ' MARK POIJL?LN Mrs. Jean Jarczyk sifts through mother's belongings from ransacked rental truck. .Reagan Ask FuJblic On Buc Aid. Iget KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWSPAPERS WASHINGTON President Reagan, declaring that "we stand at a crossroads," beckoned the nation Wednesday night to "pitch in together" behind a deficit-reduction plan that cuts deeply into domestic programs and then challenged the Senate to pass the package within 24 hours. "The hour is late, the task is large and the stakes are momentous," Reagan said in a nationally televised speech intended to rally the public behind a sweeping budget package that would trim $52 billion from next year's deficit by cutting or curtailing dozens of middle-class programs ranging from Amtrak and farm subsidies to Social Security and student aid. "I need your help," the president declared, urging citizens to call or write senators and congressmen to tell them "our future hangs in the balance." Reagan's speech came just hours after Republican leaders in the Senate said they would force the deeply divided chamber to cast an unusual and politically risky up-or-down vote on the entire spending package today. Senate Majority Leader Robert Dole, R-Kan., conceded that the move was an effort to capitalize on the aftereffects of Reagan's MORE: See REAGAN on PAGE A6 W7 TT u.o. workers Union Attacks Pay Cut, Freeze By Rick Nathanson JOURNAL STAFF WRITER Both a 5 percent pay cut and a pay freeze proposed for federal employees would continue the federal government's violation of its own law, said an official of the American Federation of Government Employees. Charles W. Carter, regional vice president for the AFGE, made the comments while in New Mexico earlier this week to meet representatives of the 17 state AFGE locals in Clovis. "We are willing, as federal em ployees, to do our fair share to help balance the federal budget," he said during an interview at Albuquerque International Airport. "But it is totally unacceptable for the Reagan administration to ask us to take a 5 percent cut, or a pay freeze." Both a pay cut and a freeze would violate the Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970, according to Carter. Under the act, federal employees must receive pay comparable to that of private-sector MORE: See U.S. WORKERS' on PAGE A3 Good Morning View from another perspective: The Democrats, by killing aid for the contras, already have helped President Reagan hold down spending. The Weather ALBUQUERQUE Partly cloudy, blowing dust this afternoon. High today upper 70s. Low tonight middle 40s. Details on Page D1S. Compromise Urged The chairman of the New Mexico Republican Party, Edward Lujan, appealed Wednesday for compromise soon between the Legislature's conservative coalitions and Gov. Toney Anaya. Page A12. Mayor: Down.own Growing Despite the rejection of a proposed development fund in Tuesday's referendum, Mayor Harry Kinney remains optimistic about prospects for growth in the central business district. Page Dl. House Kills Nicaragua Aid WASHINGTON The House, controlled by Democrats, reversed itself Wednesday night and killed a humanitarian aid plan it had earlier approved for Nica-raguan refugees. Page A3. , Index Burcham Dies After 10 Days on Artificial Heart THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOUISVILLE, Ky. Jack C. Burcham, the fifth and oldest person to receive a permanent artificial heart, died Wednesday night, just 10 days after the mechanical pump was implanted in his chest. Burcham, 62, of Le Roy, 111., whose kidneys had been failing since his operation, died at 9:48 p.m. at Humana Hospital Audubon, said Bob Irvine, spokesman for Humana- Inc. Burcham's 10 days of life with the Jarvik-7 was the shortest span of any of the five recipients of the pump. Barney Clarkf the first recipient, lived for 112 days before dying on March 23 1983, while William Schroeder, the second and longest-living recipient, on Wednesday spent his 151st day with the device. Irvine refused to give the cause of death for Burcham. The retired railroad engineer was beset by problems even before the artificial heart surgery was completed on April 14 by Dr. William DeVries. His chest was almost too small for the plastic and metal pump, and he lost 42 pints of blood the first day because of leaks from stitches connecting the heart to the aorta. On Monday, he underwent dialysis treat ment to cleanse his blood, the first artificial heart patient who needed the procee-dure. Doctors said his kidneys were not functioning properly before the implant. He was put back on the dialysis machine on Wednesday, the day he died. Doctors believe his kidneys could have been damaged by multiple transfusions Burcham received after the excessive bleeding. Family members at the hospital called Burcham's eldest son, Jack B. Burcham, Wednesday night to tell him of his father's death. "I don't think it had anything to do with the operation," the younger Burcham said ACTION LINE A2 DEATHS D15 ARNHOLZ A3 EDITORIALS A4-5 BRIDGE All HAPPENINGS B12 BUSINESS C12 HOROSCOPE 04 CLASSIFIED D7-14 METROPOLITAN 01 COMICS 016 MOVIES B10 CROSSWORD 04 NEW MEXICO D2 DA LY RECORD 015 SPORTS C1-8 DEAR ABBY D4 TV All kAz::c b. Ji.x.i&-t ?..vJiMat..' -. a. ASSOCIATED PRESS Begimiing of an Ending Israeli armored personnel carriers begin moving out of the army for nearly three years. The pullout began early Bekaa Valley in Eastern Lebanon, after facing the Syrian Wednesday. Story on Page D5. in a telephone interview. "I really feel that dad was probably too weak" to survive. He thought his father was not as strong going into the transplant as doctors had indicated. He said he doesn't think the implant was a waste, and believes the program should continue: "I think everyone should have a chance to have a heart." Another implant recipient, Murray Haydon, 58, of Louisville, remained in an nearby room at Audubon hospital still hooked to a respirator. A man who never has been identified received the Jarvik-7 at Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden, on April 8. TV-23 Going Off Air on Saturday By Rick Nathanson JOURNAL STAFF WRITER Friday will be the last day New Mexicans will be able to watch Channel 23 on their television sets at least for a while. Dave Cavileer, general manager for KNAT-TV, confirmed late Wednesday that the station would sign off as of Saturday, and 33 people would be out of work. He said two groups of investors were looking at the station, and it could be back on the air within 60 days. Cavileer declined to name the two groups, but said both have experience with ownership of television stations one in Idaho, the other in California. The decision to shut down was made last week by the board of directors, and he was informed of it this week, Cavileer said. "I think the potential TV market is here, but they (the station's owners) didn't spend their money wisely," Cavileer said. "They didn't aggressively MORE: See TV-23 on PAGE A3 J

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