The Daily Spectrum from Saint George, Utah on July 16, 1985 · 3
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Saint George, Utah
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Tuesday, July 16, 1985
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Concerning Project Bold Spectrum Tuesday. July 16, 1985 3 Commission plans to restate position to Governor by Loren Webb Staff writer ST GEORGE - The Washington umnty Commission plans to restate to newly elected Gov. Norman Bang-erter its position concerning Project Bold, which seeks to block state lands within federal holdings. County Planner John Willie said Bangerter was seeking comments on Project Bold that had earlier been pushed by Gov. Scott Matheson's administration. Commission chairman Jerry Lewis told Willie to pursue the matter by writing a letter on the commission s behalf, then sending it on to Bangerter's office. If Project Bold is approved by Congress, blocking of state lands just north of Washington City and south of Bloomington Hills would occur, said Willie. The county should be involved in the planning process of Project Bold, added Commissioner John Whitney. Willie was also instructed to specifically locate a 45-acre parcel of property in the county which is coming up for sale through the Department of Interior. The commission was asked to make a reply on the realty action by Sept. 3. Bush & Gudgell Inc. representative Ken Hamblin is tentatively set to meet with Rockville residents Thursday to review the Rockville Road Realignment Plat 1. He is presently re viewing Plat 2 to make sure all the courses on the description close mathematically. The commission approved appointing Richard Shurtliff as a member and chairman of the Ft. Pierce Flood Control District. Shurtliff replaces C. Jeff Morby who resigned. It also appointed Rod Orton as a member ana Dean Jones as an alternative member of the Dixie Downs Race Track Committee. Orton replaces Ken Newby. A Five County Association of Governments grant has been received by the Southwest District 5 Mental Health Authority for a 15-bed residential mental health facility that will house chronic mentally ill patients and be located somewhere in Hurricane Library scheduled for October completion date ST. GEORGE Although con struction on the new Hurricane Valley Branch Library is three weeks behind schedule, the facility should be completed on schedule by Oct. 10, said Washington County Library Director Russell Shirts. The delay is due to a first batch of block coming out the wrong color, he said. Shirts told the County Library Board Monday that awarding of $42,282 worth of furnishings for the facility was finalized and the county is already receiving some chairs from a company. All companies awarded furnishing bids are from Salt Lake City, said Shirts, with Western Office Supply having the largest of the bids. Tumurru Trades of the polygamous community of Hildale is contractor on overall construction of the facility. Chairs and tables for the build ing will be of similar build and look as those in the County Library in St. George, said Shirts. The board voted to advertise the librarian position for the new Hurricane facility with the closing date set for Aug. 12. Interviews will held with prime candidates and a librarian should be chosen by the board's Aug. 26 meeting. Ideally, the board would like to see a Hurricane area resident hired because he would be more a part of the community than someone from out of town. On a related item, the board is reviewing the names of six persons with the hope of replacing former board member Edna Gubler, whose term expired on July 1. She served seven years on the board. June circulation figures show 27,517 books and other items checked out of the county library, which is the highest figure to date since the institution opened in 1916. Bookshelves in the Children's Library were particularly empty. On average, for every four people that come into the library, Shirts said, one book is checked out.By the end of July, the library expects to see around 30,000 books and materials checked out, so there continues to be increased usage of the library, he said. There may be a need to place more typewriters where the listening stations are now located, because of the high demand of the machines by patrons. In addition, since its purchase this year, the new photocopier has made 130,000 copies this year alone. Shirts also mentioned a Job Service program is working well with employee Kelly Turnbeaugh being paid by Job Service, but being supervised by county personnel. School district commended for career ladder program by Alleen sorenson Staff writer CEDAR CITY - The Iron County School District has been publicly commended for its innovative career ladder during a Utah State Board of Education meeting Friday. Although the Iron proposal showed a maverick streak, "I applaud that," said Mike Garbett, State Office of Education career ladder supervisor. Garbett said the Iron County School District proposal was the only teacher salary schedule in the state with a "true" career ladder program. The district's career ladder proposal was one of 25 reviewed and approved by the state board during its regular meeting at Southern Utah State College. While all Iron County teachers will get an across-the-board raise under the proposal, an additional handful have been approved to advance on the salary schedule based on applications and evaluations, said Clair Morris, district superintendent, as he explained the program to state school board members. "Most of our people appear to be in support of our career ladder program" said Kent Hulet, director of elementary education for the district. Hulet noted teachers are feeling the burden of the paperwork involved in applying for career ladder moves. A general review of the career ladder also engaged state school officials as they set their game plan before meeting with state legislators Saturday to lobby for the program. "Career ladder is very tenuous in the leigslature; we need to orchestrate a campaign for it," said Ber-narr Furse, state superintendent. "We need to launch a nositive cam paign (for the career ladder)," said Margaret Nelson, board member from Provo. While no specific career ladder itiern naa Deen estaDiisnea, Gar-itt said districts were naturallv falling into three or four general programs. Garbett said by making Utah school districts aware of the few that are orchestrating superior career ladder plans, a few specific workable career ladder patterns will emerge. Those programs include awarding performance bonuses, additional in-service days and job enlargement programs, he said. However, Garbett said, teacher evaluations remain a problem when making decisions on career ladder advancements. Since more districts are involving fellow teachers in evaluations, Garbett said the state should sponsor more in-service training on evaluations. As the career ladder evolves into its second year, Garbett said it is starting to achieve its goal of promoting professionalism. "Pay drove the first year, professionalism is starting to drive the second year," he said. During Saturday's meeting Utah Speaker of the House of Representatives Bob Garff listed two major concerns evaluations and a system of giving teachers additional pay for working extra days. "We also have political timing we nave 10 Dena to," tiarti said. Alma Edwards Stow PARAGONAH Alma Edwards Stow, 75, died July 13, 1985, in Phoenix, Ariz. She was born Dec. 12, 1909, in Par-agonah to Thomas A. and Olive Barton Edwards. She married Charlie Stow Oct. 17, 1929, in Parowan. They were later divorced. She was a member of the LDS Church. Survivors include a son, Ed, of Phoenix; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild; brothers and sisters Bill of Paragonah, Ralph of St. George, Venice Foster of Salt Lake City and Beth Gram of San Bernardino, Calif . Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Paragonah Cemetery. Interment will be in the Paragonah Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary oi rarowan. Ina Grace Stewart Green Marine meeting slated WASHINGTON CITY - A meeting to answer questions about the Young Marine program in southern Utah will be at the Washington City park today, Steve Jarvis, leader of the program, announced. The meeting will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., said Jarvis. HURRICANE - Ina Grace Stew art Green, age 82, died July 14, 1985, in a local rest home. She was born May 8, 1903, in Newland, Texas, to Thomas Bailey and Birdie Alice Little Stewart. She married Ralph W. Green Jan. 20, 1967, in Las Vegas, Nev. He died March 11, 1979. She had been a resident of Hurricane since 1970. Prior to moving to Hurricane, the Greens lived in Indian Springs, Nev., for several years. She was a member of the LDS Church. r , - 4 ISSN 07454611 Published dally xcpt Saturday by Spsotrum Publishing Company, Inc. 168 North 400 Weft St. Ocorg. Utah 84770 PutusHH John. M Rogn MANAGING EDITOR COITlCk LdVltt ADVERTISING DIR. Bill AthV Subscription Rates: $4.75 pr month carrier $6.50 per month by mall (Payable 3 mos. In advance) Second clam pottao paid at SI. George, Utah, 84770. Pottmotter: Send all ohang of addmm, ootwtpondeno and POD fom3579lo: SPECTRUM MIBIISHINO CO, INC. P.O. BOX 40 ST. OIOROI, UTAH M770 Survivors include two sisfprs- Mrs Samuel U. (Adelia) Sallee of Oklahoma and Mrs. Andrew J. (Deweylee) Gordon, Albuquerque, N.M. Nine grandchildren. She was preceeded in death by her husband and two sons, Thomas Bailey Smith and MeMn Duane Smith. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 17, 1985, at 10 a.m. in the Hurricane City Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hurricane Valley Mortuary Wednesday morning from 9 to 9:45 a.m. 5 the county, said commissioner Kurt Young. He said the county will furnish land for the long-term institutional facility which the Authority will operate. The commission also approved a road survey by Bush & Gudgell in Section 19, Township 42 South, Range 15 West to divert flood waters from Gould's Wash into Frog Hollow, northwest of Virgin. Whitney said no monies were budgeted to do anything except look into the feasibility. But Hamblin later explained that the county road department will attempt to do the project in the fall when they have time which would save money for the county. County Attorney Paul Graf reported receiving a letter of credit amounting to $200,000 from Winchester Hills Subdivision 2. The letter, from Sun Capital Bank, is a confirmed irrevocable letter of credit that was requested by Shad Investment and Development Corp., a Utah corporation doing business as the subdivision, with Russell Walters as president, said a county spokesman. County Fair Queen Royalty spokesman Debbie Cottam introduced County Fair Queen Mikki Truman, second attendant Chelta Brown and Maria Holt, Miss Photogenic, to the commission. Through a musical number, they invited the commission to attend this year's county fair. She said $1,750 in extra funds nvpr the normal budget, was raised by the fair royalty and that money will be placed in the general fund. She said the business community has been very good at supporting the county fair by taking out ads. Truman and her attendants, representing Washington County, will be attending a luncheon at the Lion's House in Salt Lake City. The commission also approved the hiring of Gale Wright as a dispatcher-secretary in the County Sheriff's Dept. Wright replaces Robin Edwards, who resigned after just a few days to take a better paying job with the Washington City Police Dept. Wright will be paid $930 a month. City water allegedly stolen (Continued from d.I) City Attorney Ted Shumway said that Bulloch had stated that until Hutchings could make other arrangements, Hutchings could use water from the dog pound for the pasture since the city had blocked off his early water source. "I don't think it's newsworthy," said Shumway. "We have contractors who steal that much water from the city all the time." The longer-term solution was that Hutchings would make other arrangements for getting the water that he needs, according to Shumway. The use of city water was strictly a temporary thing, he said. "I don't know if Larry was correct in letting Hutchings use culinary water, but there wasn't anything criminally wrong by the police chief since he was given authority from Larry Bulloch." Not so, said Bulloch, who said he did not authorize Hurrhi vw IIVSVIY onto the dog pound and run the sprinklers. He said he looked at the option of pumping the water from an underground drainage from the sewer plant that ran into the river, with the possibility of pumping the water onto Hutchings pasture. "I think it was a lack of communication between various departments," said Bulloch. "He (Hutch ings) was in a personal emergency independent of anything the city was involved in at the time. ' ' The day after city officials stopped watering on city parks because of the one-day moratorium, Gubler said he went down, saw the sprinklers connected at the dog pound and confiscated them. Gubler said he still has the hoses and sprinklers in his truck and "if Joe wants them he can come and get them." Anderson promoted SALT LAKE CITY (IJPn Rinh. ard Anderson has been promoted to director of the Utah Energy Office, succeeding James Bradley. Anderson has been with the state agency for four years, serving most recently as Bradley's assistant director. The Enery Office is involved in en ergy conservation programs and development of both energy resources and renewable energy resources. Anderson, 36, Salt Lake City, recently completed his doctoral degree in economics at the University of Utah. 16th century attire to be in style m mm . m ar hesTivai costume Pageant ST7ir A T" OTIIII v 1 f ii in ... . CEDAR CITY T.nral folks will have an opportunity to show off their 16th century attire at the Renaissance Costume Pageant to be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the southeast corner of City Park as part of the Cedar City Festival Celebration activities. Costumes will be iudeed on authen ticity to the period, style and workmanship, said coordinator of the event Jacque Marchant. Prizes will be awarded in several categories, including classes for both peasant and roval attire. Also, a sne- cial award will be given to the most creatively dressed family group, she said. Marchant said she expects around 30 entrants. "Anyone who wishes to may enter the contest," she said. Former Stardust Hotel operators accused of 'fraud' in statements LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UPI) A deputy attorney general Monday accused former Stardust Hotel operators Al Sachs and Herb Tobman of "fraud" in statements concerning whether or not they were forced to sign an agreement to sell their Las Vegas gambling properties. Deputy Attorney General Tom Naylor argued for dismissal of a federal suit filed by the former gambling operators who contended they were under "duress" when they signed the agreement with the state. He told U.S. District Judge Roger Foley that there was no evidence to support the allegations that they were forced to sign the agreement. Naylor accused Sachs and Tobman of "complaining at the 11th hour." "They committed a perpetration of fraud against the Nevada Gaming Commission," he argued, "and the fraud didn't stop there. It went on to the Nevada Supreme Court." Foley questioned whether Sachs and Tobman may have signed the ag- j reement and decided later they were under duress or if the sequence of events, including the gaming executives suit, was part of a plan. "The whole thing may have been done in good faith and then another decision may have been made later," said the judge. The two men filed suit against the state July 10, 1984, and Foley ruled at that time against their request for a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction in order to keep their gaming licenses. At the time, Foley said Sachs and Tobman's lawsuit was "groundless and frivolous." Sachs and Tobman, who controled Trans-Sterling Inc., signed an agree ment in January 1984 to surrender their gaming licenses and sell their Stardust and Fremont Hotel-Casinos, plus give up their lease to the Sundance Hotel-Casino. They agreed to the stipulation, rather than undergo a license revocation hearing. The state alleged the two permitted $1.5 million to be skimmed from the casino at the Stardust. Foley took the arguments to dismiss the case under submission Monday. HAPPY 35th BIRTHDAY CARLENE OLSEN FROM TCUR I1ADT H UM S IvrivJ MOVING SALE 1 Week Only! The ABC Shop is moving to the Commercial Center don't miss the savings on all childrens fashions & furniture. 30 Off everything in the store IVsVy Sales S&Sr Final . Kemp Korner St. George, Utah Maternity items f$l not on VIy! sale! For ItfbtriR Initormation BASIC PARENTING EDUCATION COURSE PARENT SUPPORT GROUP ADOLESCENT COUNSELING GROUP Basic education and skills training for parents of children of all ages Thursday evenings for 10 weeks -July 18 through September 19 6:00 - 7:15 P.M. DMC's 2nd floor classroom Course will include: -questions and answers -voluntary sharing of experiences -practic and application of new skills -non-threatening role playing $35.00 per individual or $45.00 per couple for the course Emotional support group for parents of children with emotional or behavioral problems Thursday evenings for 10 weeks - July 18 through September 19 7:30 to 8:30 P.M. DMC's 2nd floor classroom Free to those enrolled in the Parent Education course - or $50.00 for the 10-week course Thursday evenings for 12 weeks - July 18 through October 3 4:00 - 5:15 P.M. Dixie Medical Center 2nd floor classroom Open to adolescents: -13-18 years old -experiencing emotional or behavioral problems -voluntarily willing to participate -not actively hallucinating -meets DMC's billina reauirements Gordon Gunn, CSW DIXIE MEDICAL CENTER 544 So. 400 East St. George, Utah 673-9681 Ext. 226

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