Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on June 1, 1977 · Page 11
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 11

Greeley, Colorado
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Wednesday, June 1, 1977
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Mobile home tax OKd Wed.. June 1.1977 CREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE 11 THE FAMILY CIRCUS. By Bil Keane DENVER (API-A new system for taxing mobile homes, called for by voters in the November general election, would be implemented under a bill given a preliminary okay in the Colorado House of Representatives. The measure, one of more than a dozen bills debated by the House in a seven-hour floor session Tuesday, is up for final approval today. Mobile homes now are under the state's specific ownership tax program, but under the bill would be taxed on the same basis as regular homes, on their value. But because the specific ownership lax is paid at the start of the fiscal year, and the ad valorem tax at the end, the lawmakers were forced to in- clude an appropriation of $868,310 to take care of the needs cities and counties, as well as their school districts, who need those tax dollars for budgeting purposes. In other action the House approved bills to: --Establish a Colorado "natural areas" program including a council which would inventory areas of natural habitat for endangered species, rare vegetation and unusual geological formations, and negotiate with landowners for proper management. --Increase the mileage allowance for state officers and em- ployes who use their own cars from 12 cents a mile to 14 cents per mile, and 18 cents a mile for four-wheel drive vehicles. --Create a state capitol commission, consisting of six members of the legislature, who would oversee and administer the upkeep of the main building. The measure appropriated $350,000 tor a building manager and staff, which is in addition to a $700,000 appropriation in the main budget bill for the operation of the building. --Restructure the Colorado Commission on the Status of Women from a 50-member group appointed by the governor to a 15-member group appointed by the governor, the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House of Representatives. The bill would bar the commission from endorsing political candidates, but.could take a position on ballot issues. I did four chin-ups and one eye-up!" House kills pay hikes for officials DOOLIES RUN -- Doolies, fourth class cadets at the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, jog up a hill during the final days of "Recognition Week" activities. The cadets, both men and women, ended their first year at the Academy this week and were given their Prop and Wing pins signifying their recognition by upperclassmen. Graduation for cadets is slated for Wednesday morning, at a ceremony attended by Secretary of Defense Harold Brown. (AP Wirephoto) AFA doolies recognized AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo, (AP) - They came with high hopes as the first group of women cadets admitted to the U.S. Air Force Academy. But in a matter of weeks, they felt stiff, sore, tired and humiliated. During the six-week basic cadet training period, they had their hair cut short, put on combat boots and green fatigues, and were told they couldn't wear any makeup. Many thought about packing their bags, and some did. "At first we didn't know how to cope with "it," said Cadet Bonnie .Schaefer of Kansas City, Mo. "Now we feel like it all was worth it. We know we made it through what they gave us.." Of the 157 women who entered the academy last summer, 130 completed their freshman year. The academy's seniors graduate today, but the "doolies," as the first-year cadets are known, had their own ceremony last week. At Recognition Day, the freshmen.cadets, including 1,148 men, received their Prop and Wings pins signifying they have been recognized by the upperclassmen. The women of the Class of 1980 insist it has been harder For them than their male counterparts to earn the respect of the upperclassmen. Their commanding officers and instructors agree, but point out that the women have performed better than expected. "We didn't expect their performance to equal that of the men, but we did expect an equal level of effort," said Col. Stan Musser, vice commandant at the academy. "And we got more than equal effort." Musser said the women already are adding a lot to the Air Force. "The women in the Class of 1980 won't be satisfied with secondary jobs. The Air" Force is going to have to be prepared for them.". Despite fears and warnings of becoming "Amazonized,"- the women contend they still feel, act and look feminine. Miss Schaefer, who is a member of the women's swim team, noted that as the year progressed, "we learned how to act more feminine." A study of women at the academy, called "Project Blue Eyes," concluded that the new women cadets showed a greater degree of improvement than the men in almost all areas of physical tests, and actually outperformed the men in some exercises. The first-semester grade- point averages varied only slightly, with the women recording a 2.661 and the freshmen men a 2.559. . The women's attrition rate was 17.2 per cent, slightly lower than the 20.17 for the men. Although academy rules forbid upperclassmen to fraternize with freshmen in any manner, it was a problem the .past school year. . T h e women say they'll probably be harder on the next group of women admitted to the academy. "We'll want them to put on a good show," said Miss Schaefer. "I think we'll forget how tough it was for us," added Liz Zempel of Toledo, Ohio. DENVER (AP) - A Senate- approved bill which gave judges, justices and the state's top elected officials more than $670,000 in pay increases has gone down to a crushing defeat in the Colorado House of Representatives. The bill was defeated by a standing vote on preliminary reading Tuesday and then lost, 10-4G, after a parliamentary move was made to revive it. Two Pueblo Democrats, Reps. George Boley and Assistant Minority Leader Bob Leon Kirscht, led the fight against the bill. Boley has been critical of the judiciary and bills to improve retirement programs for judges most of this session. And Kirscht pointed out that adjustments in the salaries for justices and judges were made in the last session, and the legislature had higher priorities for unappropriated funds this session. But there was no discussion about the proposed pay hikes for the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of slate, treasurer and attorney general. The measure lost even though majority Republicans in the Senate had deemed it a "priority" item on their list of bills. Majority Republicans in the House were unable to get a majority of members to support the bill in caucus, and there was no caucus position to pass the bill. Technically, the governor could place pay hikes for all officials -- including judges and justices -- on his agenda during the 1978 "short" session, when lawmakers must consider only those items the governor places before them. But the 1978 session precedes an election year, and lawmakers don't believe the governor would be likely to include a hike in his own salary on that agenda. Under the bill, judges would have received several thousand dollars in pay increases, ranging from the state supreme court on down to lower levels. The top scale would have been the supreme court, increased from $40,000, which the justices now receive, to $45,000. The governor's pay would have gone from $40,000 to $50,000; the lieutenant governor from $25,000 to $30,000; the attorney general from $32,500 to $40,000; the treasurer from $25,000 to $31,000, and the secretary of state from $25,000 to $29,000. The pay increases for elected officials would not have gone into effect until 1979. The hikes for judges could have gone into effect in the next fiscal year, however, because they are not elected. Witness tells of shooting of Utah truck driver . GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (UP1) -- A man who witnessed the murder of a truck driver has testified the killer walked up to the man, said "I am the law," and shot the victim. Carl Hawks testified Tuesday during the first day of the first degree murder trial for Arlie Ray Ducketl, 33, Tuscon, Ariz. The defendant is accused of killing Jerry Chew, a truck driver from Vernal, Utah. Chew's truck collided with a vehicle driven by Hawks before the killing. Hawks said Ducketl, gun in hand, walked up to him and said '"Hey man, where have you been? 1 " It was their first meeting, Hawks said. According'to Hawks, Duckett then said: '"I am the law and we're going to settle this right now,"' Duckett pointed the gun at Chew and pulled the trigger, but it did not go off, Hawks said. Duckett pulled it again and at least three shots were fired, he said. "Duckett 'was staring at Chew so I decided to take my chances and carry my daughter and I ran," Hawks, whose daughter was injured in the accident, said. The prosecution said it will call 16 witnesses at the trial which is expected to last most of the week. Georgia Struck, a grocery clerk who knew Duckett, said he once asked about how good the local police were and where the state penitentiary was. She asked him what he was afraid of and he said: '"It's not what I've done that I'm afraid of but rather what I might do,'" according to Miss Struck. In opening statements Tues- day morning, Jack Smith, Sweetwater County deputy county attorney, said his witnesses would show Duckett acted in a seemingly rational manner before and after the shooting. Joe Wilmetti, D u c k e t t ' s lawyer, said his client's sanity would be a key issue and Duckett's wife would be an important witness. She will testify that.Duckett's behavior became bizarre after his release from prison, .Wilmette snid. The first witness called Tuesday was Edward Crook, a Rock Springs waiter. He said Duckett "seemed all right to me. I was never afraid of him." He also said Duckett said '"I would have no qualms about wasting someone.'" Suit against Glendale dismissed AURORA, Colo. (AP) -Former Glendale Police Chief Dean Johnson's suit against the city of Glendale has been dismissed by an Aurora judge. Johnson, a lawyer now doing legal work from his home here, sued Glendale claiming the city manager and the city council acted abitrarily and abused his rights by firing him in December. Judge Ueorge Lee ruled in fa- vor of the city, saying Johnson was not denied due process he- cause he was given an opportunity to confront and cross-examine his accusers at a city council hearing. . ' Lee also ruled that he wasn't convinced that the city council was so biased that Johnson ·wasn't afforded a fair hearing. The judge found "ample evidence" to substantiate City Manager John Baudek's deci- sion to fire Johnson. Baudek acted on several allegations, including one that Johnson failed to report a traffic accident he was in while driving a city-owned car in Denver. Johnson, 38, denied the allegations, but was fired after a scheduled lie detector test had to be canceled because he had donated blood the day of the test. Vivitar* great buy. Sale Ends Saturday is Vivitar® outfit. 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