The Daily Spectrum from Saint George, Utah on February 17, 1984 · 12
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The Daily Spectrum from Saint George, Utah · 12

Saint George, Utah
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Friday, February 17, 1984
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!. C . i,. 9 O 3 I b 9' " ,Vt. "e '. -,., b j :f . ii t 6 ti II 60 2 n; -6 12 spectrum Friday, February 17. if. I 'Y f - r I iiiiiimimmbiht'-ii itmmnAWm 'wmwm rtwr rm ttJ-"rrffr-"rrrwu m "rr wrmiii a n rtlrarirrti inH nmnlov nrnnnQoH for thft I n LA VCKMIN r iiiuuoi ui J puyyiwui w , i - . . iv iui my iuuoi j. VerWn Elementary School was presented to the Washington County The school, which opened last September, has been without play-School Board for approval Tuesday. It is the policy of the board to ground equipment, but will be gaining swings, slides, a variety of support playground improvement on a 50-50 basis and this was ap- climbing devices and balance bars, proved in principle for the La Verkin school. The remainder will be the Rate hike considered by Enoch Council ENOCH Residents may be paying higher water rates by summer. But then again, they may not. It all depends on their water use habits. Impacts of new gas franchise discussed PAROW AN Impacts on the local electrical system and the community from a possible franchise with Central Utah Gas Co. were discussed by the City Council Wednesday. A gas company representative was unable to attend the council meeting to discuss a draft of an application for a natural gas franchise. City Manager Alan Pulsipher said he wanted language of the franchise ordinance submitted by CUG to be more clear and specific. Although there was no discussion of accepting or rejecting the idea of natural gas power in Parowan, Mayor "John Pendleton said gas power would have a "radical effect" on revenues the city collects on its municipal electrical system. ..- In other action, the council moved . to have Pulsipher obtain bids on a study of the city's airport. The study would cost in the area of 'l;if..,;i Mil f song has COLUMBUS, Ohio (UPI) - The popular ballad "Think, of Laura," written by Christopher Cross and used on the soap opera "General Hospital," is based on the real-life .tragedy of a Denison University stu-dent. The Laura in Cross' song is 18-year-old Laura Carter, killed by stray gunfire in April 1982 while riding in a car with her parents and three friends in Columbus. A stray bullet from a gun battle a block away struck her in the chest. Her parents followed signs to a local hospital just four blocks away but the woman died of massive internal bleeding. The slaying is unsolved. Cross, a Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer, knew Miss enera LAST-EVER-MOVING PRESIDENTS' DAY Come see our New Store Barewood is finally in the new store and wants to show off! Great New Stock & Some J SUPER SPECIALS! Selected Dining Sets All Rocking Chairs Occasional Tables Selected Chairs NOW MORE THAN EVER, IN OAK AND OTHER 193 SOUTH BLUFF 1984 1 -p The council Wednesday reviewed a new water rate structure for residential and commercial use that, if passed at the March 7 council meet- $1,500, Pulsipher said. Council members discussed the possibility of the city owning the airport, but agreed that a feasibility study should be done to find out the pros and cons of running the facility and to draw up a model contract should the city decide to lease the airport. Councilman Gary Bentley said he didn't want to lease the airport to someone who just wants it for a tax write-off, leaving the city with nothing when the lease runs out. Council members are also faced with the decision of purchasing a hangar built by former concessionaire Richard Glantz. Glantz' price of $650,000 for the hangar is too much, council members agreed. But Pulsipher said therre are parties interested in leasing the airport without the hangar. The city's hangar is rundown and would need refurbishing, he said. V St'' Hospital' sad history Carter through her best friend, Paige McNich, his girlfriend at the time. Miss McNich and Miss Carter were sorority sisters. "It was something he wanted to do for her. It was his tribute to her," said Miss McNich, 21. The song that was released last spring on Cross' album "Another Page." The song does not mention the shooting and gained little attention until it was adopted by "General Hospital" last fall as the love theme for the shows's Luke and Laura characters. "It was difficult for me to hear it used on General Hospital," said Miss McNich. "It's such a personal thing for me, but I guess if people like it, it doesn't really matter." 25 OFF 20 OFF 10 OFF 20 OFF YOUR SPECIALISTS FINE HARDWOODS. ' I r i STREET 628-3729 ir.iTrl' . M ; ... - reSDOnsihilitv ("rf Pfirent Tfinfhfir Anriritinn nnH rv-immi iniw lanHoro ing, will result in higher rates for heavy uses, said Mayor Roger Hill-yard. The proposed rates would retain the city's current flat rate of-$12 per month, but lower the maximum amount of water used before imposing an overage rate from 30,000 to 20,000 gallons. Water use from 20,000 to 40,000 gallons would be billed at 10 cents per thousand gallons. Water used in excess of 40,000 gallons would be used at a rate of 40 cents per gallon. The present charge for water overage of 30,000 gallons is 16 cents per thousand. Councilman Larry. Rainey, presenting a comparison of local communities, said the present 30,000-gal-lon flat fee of $12 encourages water waste. He quoted from a state publication that said 12,500 should be adequate for most households in Utah. The council took into consideration Enoch's large one-half acre lots, families and gardens before infor- Enjoy the convenience of a maintenance free home Relax in the orivacvof your own large, fenced yard Save, on$t, George power 4fefcfc4iLM t t M4if I A!a after f). 15 fiftReaftv Inn 1150 North Dixie DownsVst Searse, Utah , The 176 East St. George Blvd. St. George, Utah (801)673-9657 y. ifss-.. mally agreeing to the new rates. Current records indicate that less I than 15 percent of the residents use more than 30,000 gallons per month, even during the summer. A city spokesman said that the proposed plan would bring in extra revenues, but noted electrical costs for running the system have risen 20-25 percent since the last water rate increase almost two years ago. "We are holding our own now but don't have the excess (for capital improvements and emergency repairs) which is required by the water bond indenture," said Hillyard. In other business, the council okayed a conditional use permit to Rev. Ron Thompson of Valley Bible Church to operate his church. Rev. Thompson said his congregation recently purchased the property and building they had been leasing -north of the main water tank near 1-15. The property is zoned industrial and the permit was necessary to allow it to be used for a church. fi?ft-?fM4 Uric '.rv Store wide Sell-a-thoo MONDAY ONLY See Sunday's 'Better Prices Through Volume Buying' OPEN 9 A.M. to 6 P.M. Color Country Endurance Ride slated for April 7 HURRICANE - The 11th annual Color Country Endurance Ride preparations got off to a "fast" start here Tuesday with a committee meeting and initial presentation of assignments. It's sponsored by Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce. The race, endorsed by American Endurance Ride Conference, will be the first event of the Mountain Region tour. The date assigned by AERC, is set for Saturday, April 7. Notification of the race has been made through "Trail Blazer," AERC publication, and invitations have been sent to riding clubs of the area, according to Susan Marchal, secretary. According to the established format, two races will be run: 50 miles according to established rules for AERC point standings; and 25 miles for less experienced riders who enter for enjoyment of the day's outing. Some change may be made in the race route, according to Doug Garner, committeeman. It was suggested that both the 50-milers and 25-milers follow the same trail for from 12 to 15 miles. Trail marking and routing, he said, has been one of the most difficult parts of past races. Garner also made a recommendation that the route be reversed for a variety of scenery to riders. Dave Chamberlain will be trail-master for the 50-mile ride, it was announced by Richard Blaser, chamber president. Either Doug Bringhurst or Doug Garner will have management of the 25-miler, depending upon which of them decides to enter the race. Washington County East Search and Rescue unit will be in charge of communications, Blaser said. The chuck-wagon dinner will be prepared by Lynn and Dave Sanders, and Rod Orton will head the committee to ob JCPenny St. George and Cedar City Customer Appreciation Weekend All Merchandise is on mis Special Presidents' Day Sale 10 iff Everything in The Store Friday 6:60 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday 9:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 20th Spectrum for details HOME FURNISHINGS FREE DELIVERY DAILY (CLOSED SUNDAY) tain veterinarians to be stationed at the five checkpoints. ST. GEORGE THEATER GUIDE D.C. CAB 1.00 fi Zllll i 9:00 HCVIE 1, .714 NORTH 1M0EAST YentI 7:008 9:30 'i3THCI M4Mt !l "SB!" IMT Gonky PARk fTFcl 7:00 & 9:20 Sofa 7:008 9:00 CLOSED SUNDAYS The TuoubU Wi"rh Harry 25 4 UBIETY frw CLOSED SUNDAYS Boulevard Finance Your credit is welcome . . . 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