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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Friday, March 5, 1993
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Argus Leader, Sioux Falls, S.D. Friday, March 5, 1993 iora Empire Births 3 Obituaries 3 Dakota digest 3 B Local news inquiries and tips: Maricarrol Kueter, assignment editor, 331-2327; Rosemary McCoy, deputy assignment editor, 331-2301 Briefly Judge allows girls into YMCA event A Rapid City judge has ruled that three girls should be allowed to play in a boys basketball tournament this weekend. Parents of three girls filed a lawsuit against the Rapid City YMCA charging sexual discrimination for barring their daughters from participating in the Rapid City YMCA Quad State Basketball Tournament. Circuit Court Judge John Fitzgerald issued a temporary restraining order Thursday allowing the girls to participate. In his ruling, Fitzgerald said the girls were recruited to play and have played on their respective boys teams for the entire season, including tournaments. Thomas Fritz, the YMCA lawyer, said the YMCA has not discriminated and has sponsored girls basketball tournaments. The decision was made that the tournament should be a tournament exclusively for boys, he said. 8 pick up school petitions so far Two Sioux Falls men took out petitions this week to run for the school board, bringing to eight the number of possible candi-dates Mark E. Jones, 30, is an automotive technician at Kindler Pontiac. Jones said he's concerned with special education and with waste in the district. One of his three children is in the special education program. Douglas Russo, 38, is pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church and a manager at Interior Technicians in Sioux Falls. He is the father of nine children, six of them students in Sioux Falls public schools. Russo said he's worried that liberal values are being taught in the schools, especially in sex education. Candidates need to collect 20 signatures from registered voters in the school district by March 12. The election is April 13. Other candidates are Richard Colbert, Loila Hunking, De Knudson, Casey Murschel, Chad Nelson and Guenter Neumann. Former S.D. woman joins Clinton team A former South Dakota woman has joined the Clinton administration as White House liaison to various volunteer social programs. Judy Harrington will serve as the link between Clinton's office and ACTION, the organization that oversees VISTA, RSVP, Senior Companions and other programs for the elderly. The student community program also is under her jurisdiction. Harrington was state director for Sen. George McGovern and served as the executive director of the South Dakota Water Congress. At Clinton's request, Harrington set up the national campaign structure for his presidential bid in 1991. Harrington first worked with Clinton during the McGovern for President campaign in 1972. Mickelson to check on Panama troops Gov. George Mickelson, commander-in-chief, of the South Dakota National Guard will review troops training in Panama next week. Maj. Gen. Harold Sykora, the Guard's adjutant general, and 25 civic leaders will accompany Mickelson. South Dakota Guard units were chosen to organize and participate in Fuertes Caminos '93, which is Spanish for strong roads. The exercise helps prepare the Guard for its wartime mission and provides humanitarian aid to Panamanians. The South Dakota operation, dubbed Task Force Rushmore, is building a 16-mile farm-to-market road, renovating 22 medical clinics and schools and providing health care to Panamanians in the project area. Lotteries IOWA $100,000 CASH GAME: The winning numbers drawn Thursday night were: 4, 6, 8, 20, 23 MINNESOTA DAILY THREE: The winning numbers drawn Thursday night in were: 9, 8, 9. in the past On this date 10 years ago, two researchers at the wildlife and fisheries research units at South Dakota State University were told their jobs were being eliminated because of federal budget cuts. Moments of freedom A group of horses run along the crest of hill recently near Wounded By KEVIN WOSTER Argus Leader Staff PIERRE A 21 percent pay raise for Gov. George Mickelson and a few other state officials was rejected Thursday by the Senate and replaced with a plan to study salary levels. The Senate voted 27-8 to eliminate the pay increases for the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, auditor, treasurer, secretary of state and school and public lands commissioner. Instead, the amended bill now Soldier South Dakotan endures tough life in Somalia By DAVID KRANZ Argus Leader Staff Chris Knudsen came home last week from an experience that he will never forget and doesn't want to go through again. Knudsen, 20, a graduate of Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls, was in the homestretch of his tour of duty with the U.S. Army and planning to get married when he was ordered to Somalia. Because he's scheduled to be discharged in April, Knudsen was able to return to his base in Fort Drum, N.Y., ahead of others in his Mountain Division unit. He now is getting his life back in order. Knudsen said concern about danger was present, but he never feared for his safety. Poor living conditions made his arrival back in the United States welcome. "We lived in tents. We had no electricity, no indoor plumbing, no phones. It was those conveniences that you miss," he said. "We ate MRE military rations every day. That's 'meals ready to eat' and that gets old pretty quick. There was no social life. City incumbent may face challenge By CORRINE OLSON Argus Leader Staff With two candidates circulating petitions, it appears there will be a City Commission race in April. Commissioner Gary Hanson said he will formally announce his intent to seek a second five-year term next week. His announcement will be made at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Best Western Town House Motel, 400 S. Main Ave. William Choate, who refused to give his age or occupation, said he has circulated his petitions and will decide Monday whether he actually will seek office. "I have a peaceful life, and I'm not sure that I want to intrude on that peace," he said. ir's disappearance By STEVE YOUNG Argus Leader Staff WAGNER Bureau of Indian Affairs police in Wagner are searching for a Yankton Sioux man and woman who disappeared after a single-car rollover Dec. 12 near Lake Andes. Capt. Vincent Merrick said this week that Arnold Archambeau, 20, and Ruby Ann Bruguier, 19, disappeared after the car Archambeau was driving swerved into a ditch and rolled over just east of Lake Andes about 7 a.m. that day. Law enforcement officials do not suspect foul play or abduction, Merrick said. "It's a very odd case," he said. "There was another individual in the car, Tracy Dion, who couldn't get out right away. But she saw them walk away. That's the last anyone has seen of them." With hundreds of leads having gone nowhere, Merrick said he is requesting assistance from the state Division of Criminal Investi- y ff, , CC triTH would create a state pJlyVyi commission on higher iff - 1 pay. The commission IliiiUlil J would examine salary I rlrrifcra levels in the state to Dakota ranks so low in average wages. The salary increase had been approved in the House 47-18. And there were 20 sponsors of the bill in the Senate. But Democratic Sen. Denny Pierson of Sioux Falls said after the vote that many senators questioned missed We would get up every day at 5:30 a.m. and be in bed by 8 p.m. You'd be dead tired by that time. We were wore out working in average temperatures of 120-130 degrees a day. And then Chris Knudsen the dust, it was like a fog pretty much every day." To pass the time, Knudsen wrote letters, at least two a day to his fiancee and his family. "It took about six to 10 days to get a letter from home, but letters we sent took 2y2 weeks to get back there." Knudsen, who worked in a radio repair unit, eventually found a place where he could watch CNN daily to keep up with the news. Once he arrived in Somalia, he didn't have much doubt about the importance of the United States mission to assure that food shipments got to the people of the violence-torn country rather than the dueling war lords. "We accomplished our mission just with our presence. Being there was an important part of it. In my opinion, it seems that anything that we accomplished, though, really doesn't matter until Choate said he became interested in a run for office in part because of the form of city government that Sioux Falls has. "I've felt the commission form of government doesn't provide fair rep Gary Hanson resentation, and I don't think it's constitutional," he said. Choate said he would prefer that city representatives come from different neighborhoods in Sioux Falls. Hanson, 1015 S. Main Ave., said he is proud of what he has accom- Ruby Ann Bruguier gation and the FBI in helping to find the pair. Though Archambeau, also known as Arnold Picotte, and Bruguier were not married, they have an infant daughter who is staying with her grandparents. Bruguier was breast-feeding the r- -r"il ..vd -iwrt-i -.- r ' : to 1 , Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. the timing and size of the raises, particularly as lawmakers scurry to find money for many budget priorities. "I guess they feel it's too big of a raise all at once. And it's not a good time to do it," Pierson said. He said the salary commission was a priority for many Democrats in the Senate. While admiting doubts about the effectiveness of such commissions, Pierson said "if it brings some of the problems to light, it's probably OK." Attorney General Mark Barnett life's pleasures A tent served as home in Somalia for Army soldier Chris Knudsen of Sioux Falls. Knudsen, who has returned to the United States, said living conditions were poor in the African country. a government is established. If we pull out now, they will go right back to where they were," Knudsen said. The satisfaction for Knudsen came from seeing the people of Somalia appreciate the U.S. ef- frt "It was good to see America was well-loved over there. You plished in his first term. "When I ran the first time, I made some definite promises, and I very frankly feel that I have fulfilled all my promises," he said. "I feel I've done the kind of job that is expected of a city official." Hanson said he will talk more specifically Thursday about the accomplishments of his first term and what he would like to do if he is re-elected April 13. A former real estate broker and state senator, Hanson, 42, was elected commissioner of utilities five years ago. A native of Sioux Falls, he and his wife, Sandy, have three children. baffles family, police Arnold Archambeau child, which adds to the mystery, Merrick said. "It's unusual for a mother to abandon a child that is breastfeeding," he said. "It's just another thing that doesn't fit." Until the time he disappeared, Archambeau had a job at the Fort Argus said after the vote that he didn't know why the pay proposal was rejected. Nor would he offer an opinion on whether the House would agree to the change. "Who knows? It's that time of session," he said. Even though the Senate amended a whole new proposal onto the bill through a process called hogh-ousing, Barnett said it could have been worse. "Having it hoghoused is better than having it killed," he said. The bill still could be returned to could see everybody knew what we stood for. They looked at America as being really great. That raises your level of patrio- tlsm- weekend he wm pick up wnere caU t0 serve j.. rupted him last December. He and his fiancee will finalize wed- ding plans a second time. Last date to file for office nears March 12 Last day to circulate, and file nominating petitions. The petition must include 50 signatures of registered Sioux Falls voters. It's also the last day for a candidate to withdraw his or her name from the ballot. March 29 Deadline to register to vote in the election. April 1 3 Election day. Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Randall Casino. He also was very close to a grandmother who raised him, as well as the rest of his family, Merrick said. Neither one was facing any kind of legal or criminal problems, he added. "Both individuals were well liked in the community," Merrick said. "There had been no altercations, no fights or disputes with relatives or anyone else. It just doesn't add up." Archambeau is described as 5-foot-10, 220 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Bruguier is 5-foot-6, 190 pounds with dark brown hair and eyes. She wears glasses and has a tattoo that says "Love" on her right ankle. The families are offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the pair being found, said Merrick. Anyone with information about the couple is asked to contact BIA Law Enforcement Services in Wagner at 384-5691 or 384-3651. Leader photo by MIKE ROEMER i n its original form. If approved, the pay raises would be effective July 1. The governor's salary would go from $65,761 to $79,380; the attorney general's from $55,853 to $67,318; and the auditor, treasurer, secretary of state and lands commissioner from $44,681 to $53,934. The lieutenant governor's pay would be $10,831, although Lt. Gov. Walter Dale Miller also is paid extra for full-time duties. Janklow hits talk trail hard Bv DAVID KRANZ Argus Leader Staff South Dakota s most visime non-candidate is doing more speaking than any elected official these days. The frequency of those appearances has fueled speculation that former Gov. Bill Janklow is running for governor in 1994. Janklow, a Sioux Falls lawyer, has been giving speeches at the rate of two a week recently. Bill He did the Janklow Brown County Lincoln Day dinner in Aberdeen. Then there was Sisseton and the South Dakota State University Republicans. Next week, it will be Castle-wood and Milbank, and then the Sioux Falls service club circuit with Downtown Rotary on March 15 and Downtown Ki-wanis on March 17. Then he goes back to Lincoln Day functions with Rapid City on March 19, Brookings on March 20 and Kingsbury County on March 29. The schedule impresses John Shaeffer, a Flandreau lawyer who has served as treasurer in every Janklow campaign. "What that sounds like to me is a person who loves to travel around the state or maybe like a person running for political office, and I hope it is governor. I have talked to a lot of his close friends, and they are adamant that he has left them in the dark. If I could talk him into it, I would." Janklow still won't talk about running. "Nobody else is willing to do it, so they ask me," he said of his speech making. "A lot of these people who ask are awfully good to me and so I respond." Lee Schoenbeck, a Webster Republican, encouraged Janklow to run during the Sisseton trip. "I think he is out in public to test people's reaction, and in Roberts County, they encouraged him a lot," Schoenbeck said. "Last year 25 people showed up. This year there were 150 and some were Democrats." When Carol Boos and Irene Webb went to boost the coffers of the Grant County Republican Party, they had one thing in mind. Get Janklow for a speaker. "We asked him because our county party is broke, and he will fill the house. People will always come to listen to him," Boos said. "Even Democrats are buying tickets." Boos said she will give Janklow her two cents worth about his candidacy. "I think Bill Janklow gave the Janklow See 3B if; !

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