Albuquerque Journal from Albuquerque, New Mexico on July 16, 1994 · Page 4
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METRO PLUS SATURDAYJULY 16, 1994 4 Officials Accue Artist I Brings j Life ? 14 fad To Chape QliQCCimiATli Retaliation A conducting of the safety committee's business. Frink says in the suit that in April, Wilkinson told New Mexico State Police Sgt. Mark McCracken that Frink's credentials were fraudulent, that she was mismanaging public funds, violating open meeting laws and that she was duping the safety committee. "All of which was false and impacted on plaintiffs good name in the community, authority with the safety committee, and credibility with law enforcement with whom she works," the suit said. Wilkinson said she wouldn't have any comments until she had discussed the lawsuit with her attorney. Frink's suit also alleges that Assistant County Manager A.H. Ruybalid accused her of several fiscal improprieties including misrepresenting the safety committee as a government organization, lying about state programs to county officials, converting public funds for personal use, failing to follow proper procurement guidelines and drafting a poor grant proposal that jeopardized the county's ability to get grants. County Manager Paul Gabaldon also retaliated against her, telling others that "Sharon Frink has got to go," the suit said. Frink also alleges that Sheriff Manuel Anthony Ortega refused to participate in the safety committee because Frink belonged to the organization. Also named as a defendant is Valencia Fire Chief Anthony Aragon, who Frink said was aware of her complaints, but took no action. Ruybalid, Gabaldon, Ortega, and Aragon couldn't be reached for comment this week. Frink is seeking compensatory and punitive damages against the defendants, and is asking the court to stop them from taking discriminatory and retaliatory actions against her. Frink is also asking that the court order policy changes within Valencia County government and related agencies to prevent future alleged harassment of her and other women. - i CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 I was martyred on a grill in Rome- because he'deliveried poor and sick Christians to the Roman emperor, who asked him for the treasures of his church, explained ! Filimon Aguilar. Aguilar, the san-tero who carved San Lorenzo iotL the chapel, is also helping Vigil ;t with the fresco. On the south wall another nichoh will someday hold a santo of Our j : Lady of Sorrows, patron saint of:;;:! the parish. Vigil's sister,, Bernadette, also an artist, will create that fresco before October, . ,lh i, Sanchez said. That the interior walls of the z't: church built in the mid-1800s n would still be standing, much less a medium for fresco, looked in doubt two years ago. Glass windows were? broken, the roof leaked and the ;rr' adobe bricks were melting. Townspeople and others interested in the historic value of the ' ' : church, built with adobe and trimmed with the French-Gothic1 influences of Archbishop Jean Lamy, had tried repeatedly to saye the church since the new red-brick -church was built in 1971. Zmt" They had dreams of restoring the, church that had been part of the traditional Hispanic community For: generations, but no one could raise"-enough money and the Archdiocese- didn't fund the project. JliU l; "Do you remember the dream f ' J . had?" asked Sanchez Friday after-:. ' noon, obviously pleased with the " , fresco and the gleaming floors arid " other signs of progress in the Sanf1 , Before Sanchez came to Bernalif-. lo in 1991, he had a dream about, , walking inside a church, but he " noticed the walls were very drab even the pictures were faded. V Then, in the dream, he was told to invite the people inside and the church walls gleamed. J Now, both literally and figuratively, the dreams of Sanchez and so many others are coming true. . The Santuario is booked most weekends with weddings, baptisms and anniversary celebrations, Sanchez said. Its restoration is supported a little at a time by individuals who donate time and talent and sometimes money. "We invited the people inside and look what happened," Sanchez said. iuir-ti T V 'mm ' -i N v" .) vmuc nil 1 w N H . t Bernalillo santero Tony Navarro Lorenzo. details the letters, mllagroso, or CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 and potentially endangering the life of the victim. ! That's a bunch of garbage," Lopopolo said. "In no way, shape or form has anybody in our department ever intentionally endangered anybody's life at a rescue scene." L' Frink in the lawsuit said she Reported the poster and subsequent hostile and harassing behavior from Lopopolo to County Fire Marshal John Cherry. "In response to her concerns, defendant Cherry only queried, Sharon, I have just one question, was the girl (in the centerfold) pretty?'" the lawsuit said. t ' Frink alleges that Cherry for the next year continued to make rude, sexually explicit remarks to her. Cherry this week said he had not seen the suit and preferred to reserve comment until he'd looked it over. ; Frink says in the suit that after another volunteer firefighter made Sexual advances to her, she resigned from the station in July 1991. ; Frink said that in November 1992, she became coordinator of the Valencia County Safety Committee, a community organization that focuses on anti-drunken driving efforts in the county. Frink alleges in the suit that the chairman of the committee, Douglas Shumaker, repeatedly made sexual advances toward her. She said she refused each advance, causing Shumaker to become angry and hostile towards her. Frink also claimed that in February 1993, Shumaker learned that a complaint she had made to the Equal Employment .Opportunity Commission alleging sexual harassment against him and others had been dismissed. l"ln response, defendant Shumaker lunged at plaintiff stating, 'Oh good, so I can attack you now and get away with it,'" the lawsuit said. 'Shumaker this week also said he wanted to reserve comment until he had been presented with the lawsuit Frink claimed that County Commissioner Linda Wilkinson ostracized her and rudely challenged her Intel Signs Pact With Neighbors CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 the requirement that Intel run its incinerators continuously. The department would have had difficulty asserting full regulatory control because Intel had voluntarily installed the three incinerators which cost the company $10.9 million, he said. "We feel there are a number of points in the agreement that we could not have placed into the permit without this agreement," Blankenship said. "Now they are bound to always operate them continuously. It's a volunteer effort. They could have pulled them out at any time. And this changes that." Boggs said Intel agreed to operate the incinerators continuously, even though it was not required to do it because the company is "trying to listen very hard to what the community's concerns are." 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