Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on July 8, 1976 · Page 37
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 37

Phoenix, Arizona
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Thursday, July 8, 1976
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B-2 July 8, 1976 The Arizona Republic about c i lager ' contractor leaves firm Continued from Page B-l the job to a contractor recommended by Stout's insurance carrier. Both Feola's and Copobianco's insurance adjuster licenses were approved by Deputy Insurance Director Arthur Erra, 70. Copobianco said he was introduced to Erra by the other partner in Valley Fire Service, George O'Neill. O'Neill said he knew Erra when he was a private insurance adjuster. O'Neill said he referred business to Erra from time to time. Copobianco said he and O'Neill both introduced Feola to Erra. Erra directly received copies of letters that Copobianco sent to Stout's insurance carrier in 1972. "I don't approve licenses. I approve qualifications," said Erra. He said he checked the backgrounds of both Feola and Copobianco, although other state officials said he didn't. Erra confirmed he will be forced to retire Oct. 1. "This has nothing to do with that (Feola and Copobianco), it's because of my age." Feola has been convicted in Michigan of carrying a concealed weapon, and in Ohio of acting as an insurance adjuster without a state license, and has been the defendant in numerous civil complaints arising from his fire chasing business. Copobicano was charged with felony smuggling while a longshoreman in Cleveland, but the charge was later reduced to a misdemeanor and Copobianco pleaded guilty. He said he stole one coat. Officials in the registrar of contractors, office said they do not investigate applicants for licenses, but give appli- Audit of Navajo agency More about Continued from Page B-l proper authorization and without being recorded on ONEO's books. In August 1974, the $50,000 was transferred from the Valley National Bank account to ONEO's general account with the First National Bank of Albuquerque. He said these transactions should be investigated by tribal officials. According to Osman, the money may have been used to offset ONEO overex- penditures for that period, when it should have been used to improve services at the day care center. Osman recommended that a project be started immediately to update the organization's accounting records. Financial statements should be provided at least quarterly, he said. More about Bishop McCarthy move Continued from Page B-l be present for the continued flowering of love and holiness in this Church of Phoenix where the spirit is moving ..." he added. "At this difficult moment I rely on the continued prayers of my people.'' Bishop McCarthy, who was installed Dec. 2, 1989, as the first bishop of the diocese, said he leaves the diocese with a sense of accomplishment in many areas. These include tht addition of 19 parishes since the diocese was founded, an outreach program to Spanish-speaking Catholics, and the establishment of lay deacon, adult education and family life programs. "Opportunities not realized," the bishop said, were construction of facilities' for the aging and developing new programs involving more lay participation in the parishes, increased religious education for youth, more premarital information available and increased Spanish-speaking participation. Before arriving in Phoenix, Bishop McCarthy was auxiliary bishop of Cincinnati for four years. He was ordained in Cincinnati in 1943. 3 DAY SALE DRAMATIC NEW BUDGET PRICED FREE ARM ZIG-ZAG WITH BUILT-IN TRUE STRETCH STITCH REG. 289.95 3 DAYS ONLY Sale Ends Sat., July 10 al 5 p.m. 3 Way> to Charge The most complete sewing machine. It's a free arm . . . It's a flat bed. It does everything without attachments. Only free arm sewing machine can sew sleeves, cuffs and hems easily. Cneca theie olq performance featurei; Sews on Buttons. Mikes Buttonholes • OIK Shell Jlitchn. lingerie f lories SitiR Stitch Trui Slrilch Stitch Embroldiri i>4 Fluey Slilchu WW»» Stile!) itlMltr Ovirtdp SIRS 01 Buttoni Mikit til Sin BuHiahilil Csiriilul Drip Flld Rick Rick Stitch tuti. Bobbil Wild Comes complete with large snap-on extension table for a regular flat bed sewing area. MARICOPA COUNTY'S ONLY AUTHORIZED NEW HOME DEALER 3 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS: fmm HOUSE OF 16 Yean Serving the Valley Specializing in Quality & Service TOWER PU» MALL i 213-1 \ 31th St. I Thontis GLENDAIE VHIET WEST MILL 61th tvi. * Northern 931-1891 MESA 321 W. SOUTHERN Trl-City Iru 112-0111 1902 cants forms that must be signed by persons who can verify the applicant's contrating ability. In Copobianco's case, the verifiers are Feola and Edward T. Doubrava, another Cleveland fire chaser. Both verification statements are indentical, down to the punctuation. When Copobianco applied for employment in 1972 with the Maurice Berenter Co. insurance adjusters, he listed his background as including only "sales and adjusting experience." The Feola-Doubrava statements attest to Copobianco's having several years of contracting experience. Copobianco at first denied the Feola- Doubrava forms were Identical, then conceded he may have typed both and had them signed. He said he hadn't thought it important to list his contracting experience for the Berenter job. California leads nation in number of fishermen SACRAMENTO (UPI) — California had more licensed fisherman — 2.3 million — than.any other state last year, but trailed Pennsylvania for the largest number of hunters, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said. Texas had 700,000 licensed anglers for second place. Goodyear council acts challenged GOODYEAR — Avondale City Magistrate Earl G. Rhodes, a resident of Goodyear, has filed 1 a Superior Court suit challenging the validity of every action the Goodyear Town Council has taken since 1960. In the suit filed July 6 Rhodes claims the Goodyear Town Council has fewer members than required by state statutes. Among council actions specifically mentioned' in the suit are expansions and annexations. Defendants named in the suit are the Town of Goodyear; Mayor Charles Salem, Council members Jeral E. Hibbs, John E. Winter, Barbara W. Lay Parde and Chauncey B. Coor; and town clerk Ernest W. Kleinschmidt. Kleinschmidt said he had not been officially served in the suit and had 1 no comment. Security firm fires 3 employes in probe of parking-meter thefts Purolator Security Inc., which has been billed $68,425 by the city for thefts from parking meters, fired three employes over the incident, the firm's manager disclosed Wednesday. Manager Dave Mitchell said the three included Thomas Wlldfang, 37, who pleaded guilty to embezzlement July 1 in Maricopa County Superior Court. Marked coins taken from the meters were traced to h i s home by Phoenix police. Mitchell said the company, after Wildfang's arrest April 19, ordered all employes who had ever dealt with parking meters to take lie detector tests. "We had two who had taken less than $10," Mitchell said. "We figure stealing is stealing. We let them go." He said they were fired on the spot when the tests were given April 22. The $68,425 Purolator has been asked to repay is the amount the* city estimates was stolen over a 10-month period. City Finance Director Tony Vicente sent a letter to Mitchell asking the firm to pay the money within 15 days. The $68,425 is based on a city auditor's report estimating the amount of parking meter revenues) lost between July 1, 1975, and April 19,1976. Mitchell said Purolator will pay the city. "We're not out to get DANCING PRINCE WEST MILFORD, N.J. (UPI)-One of the big attractions at Warner Bros, jungle habitat is a seven- dancer African dance troupe led by a prince from the Cameroons. He is Some Yembe, who is a witch doctor, a fire-eater and linguist as well as the son of a former king of the Cameroons and brother of the present king. the city." he said. "It was' a problem of control: we; take the risk instead of- our customers. "But we're n o t just going to buy that $68.000! figure. It took the city two; months to come up with- that amount and we need' to do our own auditing." ; He said 15 days is un-! realistic to repay, because; Purolator must bring in auditors from its New York office. In a report to the council, City Auditor Danny Valdivia said the beginning date for the city's estimate was chosen because "a significant, obvi- o u s and continuous decline in revenues" was disclosed by monthly records from that time. 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