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Arizona Daily Star from Tucson, Arizona • Page 21

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lic Arixana Bailo Star Tucson, Saturday, June 25, 1988 Accent 7B Repair of a bear private prison for Greenlee Willis iViofford vetoes hiring and keeping a professional staff. She added that the state needs to find other ways to promote economic development in that county. Mofford also said the concept of privately run prisons raises issues such as the "state's liability, the level of security and the true savings achieved." "The construction of a major correctional institution for housing some of the state's most dangerous felons is not the place to experiment," she said. However, Lane said he suspected another reason for the veto, but does not plan to try to override it. "She threw a little bone out to the labor unions," he said.

The Legislature passed a private prison bill last year, which a Maricopa County Superior Court judge later ruled was unconstitutional after the Arizona Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees filed suit. Lane is running for re-election, and Arzberger is challenging Sen. Carol Macdonald, R-Safford, for her seat in the Senate. It was Mofford's third veto. By Melissa Rigg The Arizona Dally Star PHOENIX A bill that could have helped two southeastern Arizona legislators in this year's elections was vetoed yesterday by Gov.

Rose Mofford. The bill would have permitted the state Department of Corrections to contract with a private company to build and operate a prison in Greenlee County. It was introduced by Rep. Gus Arzberger, a Democrat, and seconded by House Speaker Joe Lane, a Republican. Both men live in Will-cox and represent District 8, which includes Greenlee County.

The bill had passed 38-12 in the House and 22-7 in the Senate. Although the bill did not specify Greenlee County, the language was drafted in such a way that only counties with fewer than 1 2,000 people in effect, Greenlee County would qualify. In her veto message, Mofford said the bill's aims were admirable but Greenlee County is too small for prison support services, including WiV W4 i-Ss 1 i 1 A i i 1 House approves AIDS, porn bills Sponsor hails peep-show restrictions 1 Bruce McClelland, The Arizona Daily Star 1 From left, Chandra Callister, 13, her mother, Kathleen, and bear specialist Mildred Smith check teddy's health 1 Clinic makes sure teddy bears get the right stuff By Melissa Schlanger The Arizona Dally Star Without a tear, he silently surrendered his best friend to the medics. Pretzel's identification bracelet said he was a 9-year-old stuffed grizzly, the same age as Joey Letson, who brought him to the Bear Repair Health Fitness Clinic at Tucson Mall yester- day. 1 Within minutes, the clinic's volunteers gave Pretzel a new nose and repaired a hole on his neck.

Pretzel also had his temperature checked, and received an allergy shot. According to Joey, his bear is allergic to everything, especially little brothers and sisters. The volunteers yesterday patched up about 30 of the love-worn bears for free at Tucson's first bear-repair clinic. Wednesday, the first day of the five-day clinic, started out slow with about 14 bears seeking help. But workers said they expect even more than yesterday's turnout for today and Sunday.

The clinic is open from noon to 4 p.m. each day, and is sponsored by the Tucson Mall and Encyclopaedia Britannica. Similar clinics have been held nationwide, said Britannica represen tative Larry Schlecter. Dorothy Poston, a bear doctor, said she was working on a 37-year-old bear that had to be kept overnight because it needed so much surgery and stuffing. Like most of the patients yesterday, the bear was as old as the owner, she said.

Surrounded by bears in wheelchairs, on crutches and stretchers, stitcher Muriel De Kam said the customers "don't want new fur, but want them sewed up so that they stay together." "I think we've had more fun than the kids, just seeing their faces when we give the bears back," she said. drop the Senate language, and to make prosecutors prove that the person knew that he or she had AIDS, or acquired immune deficiency syndrome, when becoming involved with new sexual partners. But the bill does not require prosecutors to produce the doctor who diagnosed the person as having the disease, which attacks the body's immune system and leaves a person susceptible to infections and cancers. As the House adjourned for the day, the anti-pornography bill's sponsor, Republican Rep. Leslie Whiting Johnson of Mesa, leaped from her chair, shouting, "Finally! After five years, we passed it!" as she accepted hugs and congratulatory handshakes from other GOP representatives.

Opponents of the measure predicted in floor speeches that parts of See HOUSE, Page3B By Walt Nett The Arizona Dally Star PHOENIX The House yesterday approved legislation cracking down on adult peep-show theaters and making it a felony for a diagnosed AIDS patient to not warn future sexual partners about possibly contracting the disease. The anti-pornography bill, also known as the "dildo bill," passed on a 36-17 vote. The AIDS bill passed on a 47-5 vote. Both measures still must be approved by the Senate. The AIDS bill has been criticized as possibly discouraging people from being tested for the AIDS virus.

The measure was forced into a conference committee after the Senate approved an amendment to the bill to repeal the state's laws against open cohabitation. Committee members agreed to Midmorning irrigation wastes water, 'cop' warns Verduzco said he can do nothing about businesses and homes that turn on sprinklers at inefficient times. Compliance with Tucson's program is voluntary. 3 pest board members defy Mofford's order to resign 3y Enric Volante rhe Arizona Daily Star Tucson's first "water says some Tuc-sonans are wasting water as they try to cope with cecent garden-wilting heat, Richard Verduzco, a Tucson Water employee who patrols the city looking for water thieves and wasters, said yesterday that he's noticed more businesses and homeowners than usual are watering in the late morning. "People think it's going to help their lawns, and actually it's not because of the evaporation," he said.

Tucson's three-day streak of record-breaking heat ended yesterday, when the high was 106. The record high for the date is 111, set in 1957. The heat abated well, a little elsewhere in Arizona yesterday. Bullhead City, the nation's hot spot Wednesday with a high of 117, led the nation again with 114. Phoenix moderated from 115 Wednesday to 108 yesterday, and Yuma's high dropped 5 degrees to 110 after a high Wednesday of 115.

city urges the public to water outdoors only every other day, and never between 4 and 8 p.m. from June through August. Avoiding irrigation during those hours cuts peak demand on the city water-delivery system, delaying expansion costs, city officials say. To irrigate most efficiently, city officials advise that watering be done in the cooler early morning or late-night hours. Verduzco said he can do nothing about businesses and homes that turn on sprinklers at inefficient times.

Compliance with Tucson's program is voluntary. The city does issue civil citations against those whose watering produces runoff onto streets, alleys or someone else's property. The city's "water-wasting" ordinance prohibits the escape of water from the owner's property. Since Verduzco began patrolling in mid-May, he has filed 30 citations alleging either the waste See WATER, Page 2B By Walt Nett The Arizona Daily Star PHOENIX Gov. Rose Mofford demanded the resignations of three members of the controversial Structural Pest Control Board yesterday because of repeated allegations of wrongdoing and incompetence.

The board members Bill Jones, Wayne Earley and Art Gielow refused to resign, said Vada Manager, Mofford's press secretary, who added that the governor has asked Attorney General Bob Corbin to see (Nationally, temperatures soared again at the end of a week in which scores of high temperature records were shattered. The sun was barely directly overhead when the temperature at Sioux Falls, S.D., hit 100 degrees and Tied the record, The Associated Press reported. The overnight low at North Platte, was hardly low at all, dipping only to a record 74.) It will be partly cloudy today and tomorrow in Tucson, with a high of 105 expected both days. There also is a 20 percent chance of rain both days. As part of its "Beat the Peak" campaign, the MEXICO Sasabe's village bank lets poor enter business if Mofford has the power to fire the board members.

Manager also said a fourth member of the board, Dan Doyle, will not be reappointed when his term ends Thursday. The fifth member, Anna Ochoa Thorne, submitted a "conditional" resignation to Mofford last week, to be effective only if the other four board members are removed, Manager said. Five state representatives yester-SeePEST, Page4B IY1ADD presence cited as judge orders mistrial By Chip Warren The Arizona Dally Star A Tucson city magistrate declared a mistrial Thursday in a drunken-driving case after deciding that members of Mothers Against Drunk Driving were trying to pressure jurors by their presence in the courthouse. Judge Kelly Knop abruptly ended the trial of Michael Conrad in its second day in response to a motion filed by Conrad's attorney, Stephen Barnard, that his client was being denied the right to a fair hearing. Barnard said MADD members wearing badges that identified their organization were "mingling" in the hallway with witnesses and jurors in "an attempt to influence the jury." MADD members responded yesterday, however, that they were exercising their constitutional rights of free speech and peaceable assembly.

They also denied being disruptive, noting that they took their badges off when they went into the courtroom because "we believe very strongly in the defendant's right to a fair trial," Kathleen Chavez said. "It's a red herring." added Stan See MADD, Page 48 ft Jom Turner he Arizona Daily Star SASABE, Sonora Brightly col-fired pinatas hung motionless in the heat from a line strung across the board room ceiling of Banco de Alegria yesterday. The Bank of Happiness board room doubles as Rita Valenzuela's living room. The pinatas are Valenzuela's new business, financed through the bank established here a month ago by F1NCA. FINCA, the Foundation for International Community Assistance, based in Tucson, has had a hand in setting up more than 600 similar village banks in nine Latin American countries since the idea came to John Hatch in 1984.

The banks have a total of 32,000 members. Hatch, a former economic development consultant, is iow chairman of the FINCA board jof directors and heads the organization's field operations. He, too, was "la Valenzuela's living room at midday yesterday, meeting with eight of the new bank 17 members. Each told him what she had done with her initial $50 loan to begin a business. Margarita Sesena de Figueroa is the bank's treasurer.

She opened a hamburger stand in the town with supplies she bought in Tucson. Ofelia Rodriguez bought dresses and cosmetics in Tucson and Ca-borca and sold them in Sasabe. Cecelia Nido made tortillas and sold them in Tucson, where she bought earrings and home permanent supplies to sell to her neighbors. She has been the most punctual in repaying her loan, Sesena reported. FINCA advanced $2,500 to begin Banco de Alegria, enough to lend an initial $50 for four months at 1.25 percent interest to 50 townswomen.

The women are encouraged to save a portion of their business profits at the bank, as well. When their first loan is repaid, they may borrow another $50 plus an amount equivalent to the balance in their savings account. They can repeat that process until their sav- Marl A. Schaefer, The Arizona Daily Star lenzuela's living room in Sasabe, Sonora. From left, Salome Valencia, Ofelia Rodriguez, Margarita Sesena de Figueroa and Valenzuela attended the meeting yesterday.

Board meeting John Hatch, founder and board chairman of Foundation for International Community Assistance, meets with members of the new Banco de Alegria in Rita Va- 36-month period, the bank repays FINCA in full. It should be left with up to $12,500 in assets to continue See FINCA. Page 2B FINCA, in turn, will advance $2,500 to the bank every four months for 36 months, plus additional amounts to match the bank's total savings assets. At the end of the ings reach $300. At that point, their business is considered to be self-sufficient Hatch said 97 percent of all loans are repaid..

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