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TRICASl'liK VA1.I.KV divers will throw sleel dice and draw metal-weighted, plastic- kuninalnl curds on Ihis hoard white Irving In bri-ak tlu world's record for undentaler Monopoly in a Kame wliicli will begin Kridnv. Mitroli IIP. ;U Kurclier Mail, Approximate!) 15 divers hope to keep advancing toward "Go" for at least 210 hoars in order to hreak the current record of 2UO hours and outlast an Ohio group of divers who will begin an identical underwater underUikiiit! at the same tin "'- (Staff I'licito) Underwater Monopoly Area divers seek Guinness record Hj Monte Turner NA.MPA - Hank Aaron made il by breaking Babe liulh's record: Agatha Christie got in for wriling 80 novels: and Sir Edmund Hillary did by conquering Mount Everest. All have been recognized by lhe Guinness Hook of World Records", and next week u group of Treasure Valley divers w i l l begin a maralhon underwater Monopoly game hoping lo break Ihe current record of 200 hours and make il inlo lhe all-lime besl selling book which is. according lo Guinness -- the Guinness Book of World Records, v The-Kame will begin al 10 a.m., Friday. March 19. in front of JCPenneys al Karcher Mall, when two scuba divers plunge inlo an eight-fool-deep lank, starl rolling steel dice, and colled $a)0 worth of laminated money for passing "Go." The idea began wher Mike Canavan. scuba instructor wilh Mel! Sporls. read of an underwater Monopoly game in Skin- Diyer.s magazine. Canavan wrote Parker Brothers, producers of the real eslate trading game, asking about ihe world record for underwater competition. Figuring the record was around 30 hours, maybe. Canavan dropped all ideas of breaking it when lhe company replied Ihe record wa.; 200 hours of continuous games played 24 hours per day set by a group from the Midwest. However, some weeks laler. an official of the merchants association al Karcher Mall mentioned the merchants were looking for promotional ideas. Canavan explained his idea for a .Monopoly game, and afior initial joking and d'isbelief. members of Ihe Karcher Mall Merchants Association agreed lo sponsor the undertaking and Canavan assured them enough divers would he available. Securing a pool, equipment, divers and mformalirm from Parker Brothers and Guir.ness has taken aboul four months. A metal tank, specially constructed for the same, will be installed Monday and measures eight feel wide, six feel long and eighl feet deep. It is furnished by George Taylor of GTG Construction, the southwest Idaho distributor of fox Pools. Since metal sides would prevent spec- talors from watching Hie game, closed circuit monilors will be set up around Ihe tank with cameras focused on the players. Those participating include members of the Kocky Mountain Aquanauts. Ihe lioise and N'ampa fire departments, various diving organisations and interested individuals A meeting was held this week with 35 attending to begin work on schedules: approximately 45 are expected to play. Each pair of players will be in Ihe game two Lours during day shifts anil three hours at night. Two safety divers will be positioned alop the lank. "The two extra divers ore a safely precaution added al the suggcslion of participants," said Gloria Morse. N'ampa. professional diving instructor who is furnishing rnosl of Ihe scuha equipment for the contest. All those- joining in the game are certified divers, she said. The pool will be healed, so no special clothing will he required, she added. however some players will wear clothes donated by various rnerchanls. "Two tuxedos have been provided for the two players during Ihe 20011) hour when we break the existing record." she noted Some merchants have donated food and refreshments lo Ihe group and olhers are planning lo wear special cr.clumes (or the occasion. In addition, store managers will serve as official monitors of Ihe contest which organizers hope will last al least 240 hours, since players must not only break the existing record, but must roll Ihe dice and scoop in the money longer than another group of divers in Ohio who will begin a game al the same lime. According lo Guinness officials. Ihe group which plays the longest will be entered into Ihe ncxl edition of Ihe book which gnes to press in April. Probe conclusions issued Giant homestead filing made BOISE (UPI) - Big Valley Farms, Inc., has filed on 186,355 acres of southern Idaho desert for homesteading under the Carey Act - the largest such filing in modern times, Land included in Ihc applica- lion runs along the Snake River from Bliss downstream to Oregon, Director Keith Higginson of the Department of Water Hcsourccs said. He said it would lake 3,727 cubic feel per second from the river if (he entire application were granted. At the lowest measurements on the river in the driest month of the driest year with the present development subtracted lhal would be half the river flow. Norm Young, chief of Water Resources' engineering bureau, Idaho briefs said Ihis is the largest filing in modern times under the act -- a law providing for homesteading of federal desert land in 160-acre parcels. He said the second efforl under the act -- the Big Bruneau Project back in 1908 -- involved 554,000 acres. But none of it ever was developed, he said. In recent years, 92,000 acres by Gem Stale Irrigation two years ago was the largest. Both Higginson and Young said (he Big Valley application is an "over-filing" on some land along Ihc Snake. It includes 54 sections of the gunnery range used by Mountain Home Air Force liase. There were some earlier filings on some of that land and the Bureau of Land Management turned them down. The denial never was appealed. Young said the newcsl filing is so large the department has not had lime to evaluate it fully as to whether it meels all requirements. To date, he said, all the department has done is to "receipt" the filinp. He said the staff will review the filing and work out any inconsistencies before putting in a request to the BLM for a tem- porary withdrawal of the grounds from other use. Only those lands in which the liling is an original one, he indicated, will be forwarded to the BLM for withdrawal -- provided, of course. Ihey meet the requirements. "Thi. 1 stale hasn't reviewed their feasibility at all," Young said. ' We just merely accepted it The review process is yet to occur." Aaron Hill, Holbrook, secretary-treasurer of Big Valley, filed the application on behalf of 350 association members. Joseph Viehweg, Preston, is general manager of Big Valley. Viehweg is one of seven individuals the attorney general accused March 8 of violating Idaho's consumer protection law in promoting Carey Act projects as an organizer of Sunshine Plateau. Inc. At the statehouse Andrus: No veto seen on horizon Burglars take special silver BOISK (UPI) - Burglars broke into the Idaho Historical Museum Thursday and stole "irreplaceable" pieces of thc ballleship USS Idaho's silver service, Arthur Harl, director of the museum, said a S2.500 reward is being offered for information lending lo the return of the some 25 silver pieces. The silver service was relumed lo the slale after lhe ship was decommissioned in I94C. It is used al governor's inaugural balls. Harl said Ihe thieves also made off with a number of silver coins, small silver ingots and silver medals given Gov. Cecil I). Andrus al lhe Western He said lb value of those terns would not exceed several hundred dollars. But the value of the silver Ihe value of lhe objects as part of Idaho's heritage," he said, calling lhe service "irreplaceable." KELLOGG. Idaho I UP I) Sunshine Mine Co. officials and United Slcdworkcrs negotiators were scheduled lo meet today in attempts lo end a strike of 5(10 hardrock miners al the nation's largest and richesl silver mine. Miners went on strike Thursday in a contract dispute involving wages. Lavern Melton, local 5089 president, said he met with rank and file members, but had to tell the workers that Sunshine managment had made no new contract offer. 'the old three-year contract expired midnight Wednesday and no one showed up for work with the starl of work Thursday. Striking miners Thursday set up pickets at the Kellogg mine, which was sile of a disastrous l'J72 fire in which 91 miners weie killed. issued by the water board. These were lo be paid off through power sold lo the company. Bruce said Ihe company would have lo consider (he increased use of Snake Itiver water for irrigation upstream from the dam since 1971. He said it also would have to consider a substantial increase in costs. He said the SGO million price lag pul on lhe project in 1971 has jumped lo an estimated $98 million. BOISK (UPI) - Chief Juslice Henry !·'. McQuade plans lo resign from the Idaho Supreme Cnurt ncxl week lo assume a high federal criminal-juslice |)OSl. McQuade said he understands the U.S. Senate soon is expected lo approve his nomination as deputy administrator for policy development in the Law Enforcement A s s i s t a n c e Administration. He has been on Ihe courl for 21) years By Bobert Van lluskiik BOISE (UPI) - Gov. Cecil D. Andrus has yet to veto a single bill this session ol Ihe 43rd Idaho Legislature -- already in its csth day. And Andrus indicated he saw none in sight which would receive his stamp of disapproval. The chief executive also noted that he hasn't received the volume of bills from the legislative chambers he has in the past. "There hasn't been lhat many hills and nothing of significance." Andrus added. Thursday, Andrus ended speculation over what he would do with a bill to reduce the eight mill property lax for schools to four mills and give property owners Sli.8 million in tax relief. Andrus signed the hill, which would use surplus general fund monies to reduce the mill levy There had been some question whether the governor would sign the bill or veto it so there would be necessary money to finance highway programs in the next fiscal year. Andrus said he received an indication from the legislative leadership in both houses there was a solution lo Ihe highway funding problem forthcoming rather than using surplus funds. He apparently had reference to a bill the House Transportation Committee agreed lo introduce raising the vehicle registration fee. Inslead of Ihe flat S9 boost proposed in a bill killed bv the Senaie. this one proposed graduated increases with Ihe biggest impact on Ihe newest cars. Andrus also signed a one cent per gallon gasoline lax increase, which will raise $2.8 million of Ihe more than 58 million in additional funds highway officials say will be needed Ihis next fiscal year, without firm dollars." Elsewhere on (he legislative scene: -- By an overwhelming majority and little debate, the Senate completed legislative aclion on the governor's proposal to allow lax deductions for insulation and addition of alternative energy devices. The vole was 29-C and the bill now goes to Andrus. -- Acting under suspension of rules Ihe House completed legislative action 61-4 on a bill to appropriate S5.370.900 lo Ihe Permanenl Building Fund. Boise State University and Lewis-Clark Stale College would be Ihe major recipients of money under the bill -- which goes now lo Ihe governor for his consideration. - By a wide margin, the House passed three Senate bills to filler some of the Sunshine Act for lobbyists and candidates for public office. The bills now go lo Ihe governor. -- Senators killed bills lo require licensing of a truck camper if it falls into the definition of "recreational vehicle" and also lo prohibit the selling or giving away of poultry or rabbits or other fowl as an inducement lo enter a conti-sl. place of amusement or business. BOISE i UPI)--A convict who escaped from Ihe Ada County Courthouse while handcuffed Wednesday afternoon was caplured late Thursday night in Ihe basemenl nf a house on Wesl Bannock. Sheriff's officers said Hussell Leonard McLaws. 23. surrendered to deputies who ap- Baft carries measure ?llar, their guns drawn McLaws ran from the courl- housc lo a waiting car while he was being Iransferrcd from the Ada County jail lo lhe prison. Tuesday, he was sentenced (o five years in prison for helping another man escape from the prison las! Dec. 12. BOISE il'PI: - Allnrncy General Wayne 1. Kiclucll lold the slalc director of correction Thursday his i n v e s t i g a t o r s found mo incidents where a guard used excessive force at the s t a t e |inso;i. Du(. flifirru isc. K (dwell said in a leller In Director Donald H. Enckson. his probe concluded Ihe hoard's nun investigation substantially revealed al! of allegations of brutality In he "without substantive incril." Kidwell's office began an investigation al Enckson's request following allcg.ilions o' brutality arising from a lock- clown of Ihe penitentiary Jan. 1719. "We have determined there were two incidents lhal dn appear io have substance with regard lo Ihe allegations ;l excessive force." Kidwcll said. "Bnth ol these situations involve imp particular guard who has previously been identified lo you and the situation discussed in delail. "In each of these incidents, the amount of force utilized appeared lo he unnecessary. It should be noted, however, lhal no injuries resulted from these incidents WE1SER. Idaho (UPI) Three persons robbed a Safeway Slorc lale Thursday, then wrecked their getaway car after a high-speed chase in which Ihey exchanged gunfire with police. A woman was caplured by officers Iml (wo men gol away afler Ihc fleeing car rounded a curve and r;.n off Hill Uoad near ,i bridge about two miles soulh nf Weiser. BOISE (UPI) - President James E. Bruce says Idaho Power Comany stilt is interested in lhe Swan Falls-Guffcy hydroelectric project but wants lo lake a fresh look at il. Idaho's Supreme Courl Wednesday ruled in a lest case lhat (he proposed joinl venture between Ihe power company and Ihe Slale Water Kesource Board was lefjal and did nol vinlale (he Idaho Conslitution. Approved by lhe legislature in l'J7t. Ihe project was (o be financed through revenue bonds Noon stock quotations STOCK QUOTATIONS FURNISHED THROUGH EDWARD D.JONES and CO. of CALDWELL f'fhese figures do nol represent actual transactions. They are intended as a guide lo the approximate price range.! DOW JONESAVEUAGES NOON Industrials 995.5! + 7.72 Transportation 211.794.28 Ulililies 87.17-f.09 Composite .104.7'J LISTED STOCKS Alberlsons 20 1 .- AmericanTelcplione 5(1'. Bethlehem 45',, Boeing 2G'j BoiseCascade 28'., Chrysler |9'« Champion Home Builders 6 Kxxon RR ; i My Kami Suulhwick BOISE - A drive lo keep the slalc Human Rights Commission functioning won a significant victory Thursday vtion a bill sponsored by Sen Phil Ball. It-Wilder', lo strengthen Ihe commission's [lowers passed by an unexpectedly wide margin. Senators voted 24-10 in favor of the bill, which now goes lo Ihe House. Bait said afler the vole thai he bad anticipated j| would tie closer He added il was too close lo call whether lhe measure would pass the House. Batt explained during floor debate thai Ihe bill will allow ihe commission lo relain its referral status from Ihe Kn.ua! Employment Opportunities Commission iKEOCi of lhe federal government by allowing the .state agency to go to Ihe district courts for enforcement of such orders as cease and desisl. The bill also strengthens lhe commission's powers in allowing i! lo "make findings ni(i recommendations, award damages and issue orders." Batt said the attorney general and Ihe Legislative Council had indicated Ihis was Ihe minimum status from . lhe. federal government, w hich iiad directed lhat enforcement powers lie granted to Ihe commission or il faced (he loss of lhal status. The bill also would require representatives of industry and labor to be on Ihe commission and exempt employers wilh 10 or less employes. Ball noled that would help small employers and reduce Ihe commission's workload. "Il's important lo Ihe slale thai we have the commission." Ball said. "Employers and olher.s a f f e c t e d by discrimination cases find il difficult lo deal wilh the federal government and would rather (leal wilh Ihe slale." If additional powers are nol granted to the commission and il loses its referral status discriminalion cases in Idaho handled by "federal bureaucrats in Seallle." Ball said. He noted it j s common practice for Ihe EEOC lo come in and award damages and issue enters in discriminalion cases. "1 can't believe thai any stale agency could nol ilo a bctler. more compassionate, realistic job than a board in Seallle " or efforl by people who-don't J want action in the area of civil f rights · . . . people who don't wanl lo look after people discriminated againsl in our society." he added. Defealing Ihe measure would be a "terrible mistake." he told the senators, "but if you jusl wanl lo kill the hill, kill ihe commission and get on wilh it." Sen. .lames Risch. U-Boise..' said granting Ihe commission ! powers lo award damages and ' issue orders means "Not only.' are Ihey Ihe prosecutor, they are ' also Ihe determining agency and judge." Sen. Robert Kinghorn, D- ·· Pocalcllo. said Ball's bill "is a -. much belter answer than nol " having such a commission to i!eal wilh these problems on lhe -. local level and having the ' federal people come in." He pointed oul the commission's ·- decisions can be appealed to the : ' courts Holing lhal "you can either . turn il over lo Ihe feds or keep il ' "i the stale." Sen. Dean "' Abrahams. R-Caldwell. joined Hail and Ihe majority in voting ' 'or ihe measure Sen. Leon ": Negotiation study urged BOISE - Passing a new hill lo go anvwh ' h like il's ife.iif fur Ihk louicl-ii;.,,, ._» ^ naws and Man testifies in own defense iCmitiniii'd from I' driver's door slill open, gun rack empty. Lodge porrnilled C'aldwell lo tcslify without (he jury present. Caldwell said be was driving past Vandcrhoff's house shortly before (he shooting the evening in queslion. when Gerald Vanderhnff pulled out onto Stale Highway 55 directly in front of him. Sliding to a slop io avoid a collision. Caldwell said he saw what looked like a "pump type" shotgun behind the defendant's head in his pickup. Miller countered by asking how old Caldwell was - 61 -whether he always wore Ihe glasses he was wearing on Ihc sland -- "only for reading." though he was wearing (hem thai early evening -- and if he remembered what color (he pickup was. Caldwell said the Ford was an "off-green "as he remembered Karlier testimony indicated Ihe Vanderhoff pickup was a shade c,l blue. Lodge reserved judgment on Caldwell s testimony afler letting him be examined in from of the jury. Lalcr, afler calling Sheriff Xctlloion back lo establish just how early Nellleton knew Caldwell could he a potential witness, Lodge denied Miller's request to slrikc Caldwcll's testimony. Miller then conlinued his defense, calling Nellleton again, asking about possible discrepancies in the Wednesday testimony of Lori Vanderhoff, 15. who lestified for the prosecution Lori had lold of being in another room when her mother was shol and running pasl her father while a second shol was being fired and he was falling lo Ihe floor. Then Miller called Jerry Lynn Vanderhoff. 23, Nampa, Yandcrhoff's daughter by a previous marriage. Jerry Lynn lold of her stepmother's involvement wilh another man. Dennis I'ascoc. Marsing. Pascoe, called "nolexacllya friendly wilness" by Miller, was asked about a conversation he had with Donna Vanderhoff the day of Ihc shooting, lie admitted picking her up Ihe Saturday night -- following an argument bclwccn Donna .md Gerald Vanderhoff - and checking inlo a Caldwell mold. Miller conlinued, asking about a possible incident near Like I/well about 3 a.m. one morning with Donna. Pascoe said he couldn't remember. Then. Miller called thc defendant to (he slant). Vanderhoff lold of separation, fighls, divorces and remarriages with Donna. He said she had a "pretty hoi" lemper. He lold of her infidelity, saying shchaclslarlcd slaying out laical night. He said he had lei his farm work "go lo hell," as a rcsull. He remembered going home the nighl of (he killing, falling asleep, and being awakened by his wife lhal night. He didn't remember anything else until thc hospital. Thc trial was scheduled lo resume its fifth day this morning in Third District Courl in Caldwell. General Electric 5P. General Motors cw, Idaho Power 2(i : v IBM 2 6 4 ' . Kcnr.ecolt 35 1 , Kit 37, Morrison-Knudscn 24 1 ; Occidental Petroleum 15',, Phillips Petroleum 53 Portland Gen Elccl 19 ',, UCA 2H '* II H. Robertson 2f.v Reynolds Tobacco 63'» Scars 74',, Sl.OilofCalilornia 3U'i Union Oil J 2 ' Union Elect. 13.1,, Union Pacific 771, Weslinghouse 17 Winnebago 77, LOCAL OVER THE COUNTER QUOTES BID ASK First Security Bank 32'j 33' 2 Idaho IslNafl Bank 34 3fi Intcrmounlain Gas I2- 1 ] 1.1'j MUTUAL FUNDS BID ASK Col Inc. Fund 8.53 9.32 Inv.Co. of America 13.7:1 IS.OI Key, D-l Bon Fd. 7.81 8.5fi I'ninamGrow. Fd I0.fi! 11.no Piilnam Invest Fd. 7.93 n.67 iis legislative session. so a N'ampa representative wanls lo see an interim si inly commillce established. The House Kducalion Com- millee killed t w o teacher negotiations bills, sponsored li\ the Idaho Education Association and Ihe Stale Department of Kducalion. earlier Ihis week Another bill, drafted by the Idaho School Hoards Association, is still in the Senate Health. Kducalion and Welfare Committee. However. Rep. Perciv.il W'e.schc. R-Nampa. a member o! ihe House Education Com- millee. does mil expect Ihe third would be loo difficult io clean up for Ihis session Whal Wesche proposes is an interim study commiltee composed of representatives from ihe Swale- and House cnmmillcM. lhe 1EA, Ihe Slate Department of Education and Hie superintendents and trustees associations. He added, though, lhal the e x e c u t i v e officers of those groups should nol be included in the commiltee "because they're inn much involved lo make compromises." Compromise is what is necessary to arrive al a teacher Wiations hill to replace ihe law everyone is The interim committee "would Iry to come up with a bill which all of them could live wilh." he added. "All of these groups are fighting for different bills, but if they could gel together on something, 'I'm sure it would be approved. "If those people, can't set down and negotiate in good faith, how do they expect anyone else lo?" ne asked. "If they could all realize they are going lo have to compromise. They'll never get a Mil everyone will like." K Ihe education commiltee meets again. Wesche said he wilt make lhe motion for lhe interim study commillee there. m Congress to gel memorial BOISE - A memorial pushed by a Caldwell-liased group has passed bolh chambers of the Idaho Legislature and will be senl to Congress as an expression of legislative intenl. The memorial urges defeat nl all a t t e m p t s to impose restrictions upon the rights of the people in keep and bear arms. It has been backed by Ihe Right in Hear Arms Club. Inc., a nation wide club wilh headijiiarlcrs in C; ·S, and free - J y opposed lo'any form feiltral legislalion which Homer llnoban. Caldwell president of the club said a Inl'bvisl for their organization bad presented the joinl memorial idea i n |f, e legislature. llooban noled the club had " "* a ' "^ ' C 8islaluro I'oen working on the idea of a uS Slale^'Tf", ° f ,, ' he memorial lo Conercss Inr crm,,, , s '" (lc ' oal all at- |ini(i grcss ior some lemnls to impose restrictions "PTM Inc rights of the people lo The memorial slales .that the CI) an(1 hoar arms " behalf of honest citizens o" the |h? h u mcmnriil1 passed M-2 in slale who are sportsmen, mm ihl! Q.?.! 1 *, 0 . an1 by V(lic(1 We in

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