The Daily Spectrum from Saint George, Utah on April 7, 1991 · 9
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High heel kick'n FF FAS??NF,!ELD' Maine - A Young lamb earlier this week at a farm in East Parsonfieki kicks up its heels while out in the warm spring air (AP) Court upholds prosecution ruling SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Utah Supreme Court has upheld a jury's finding of liability in a 1982 malicious prosecution and wrongful termination case filed against Gibson Products Co. and a former store manager. The 23-page decision released Thursday also left in place the district court jury's award of $88,000 in damages to Shauna F. Hodges. In September 1381, Hodges was accused by then Gibson's Discount Center manager Chad Cros grove and other officials of the Salt Lake County store of stealing an unspecified amount of store receipts. Store officials told Hodges, who insisted she was innocent, that they would not press charges if she resigned and repaid the money. After she refused, the store suspended Hodges and reported the alleged theft to police. Bulges love battle of the badges DETROIT (AP) City police dropped a ton, but firefighters trimmed more fat per person from their department to win a "Battle of the Badges" weight-loss contest after eight weeks of intense dieting. The fire department had an average weight loss of 16 pounds per participant The police department averaged 15 pounds. The total weight loss for the competition was 3.117 pounds. Lawmaker says he was PHOENIX (AP) - A lobbyist quoted as saying some lawmakers had taken cash contributions without reporting them has told Senate investigators that he was misquoted and that he knew of no unethical conduct on the part of any senator, according to a Senate Ethics Committee report released Friday. In other AzScam-related developments Friday, a Tolleson justice of the peace who pleaded guilty to bribery and conspiracy counts handed in his resignation, and the Maricopa County attorney's office responded to Senate Majority Leader Alan Stephens' request that he be permanently dismissed as a defendant in a civil racketeering suit and awarded attorney's fees. Senate special counsel Ed Hendricks said in the report to the Ethics Committee that, based on his deposition of lobbyist Allan Stanton, he had "concluded that there is insufficient credible evidence that any sitting member of the Arizona Senate acted unethically." "Therefore, we recommend that the committee not pursue this matter further," Hendricks added. And Ethics Committee Chairman Jaime Gutierrez said it is his position "that this matter is closed." Stanton was quoted in an April 1 article by The Associated Press as saying be had been present at fund raisers f of lawmakers where large amounts of cash were given and that he checked campaign-finance filings later to see whether the donations were properly reported. "I aw fairly large amounts of cash," Stanton was quoted as saying in tto article. "I didn't see any indicatkjrn of it ever being reported," Stanton no id In his interview with Hendrick, however, that he had stressed during an interview with the reporter who wrote the AP article ''that we were not talking about large amounts of cash." "And I specifically spoke to him after the fact the other morning and told him that he had not re- ported me accurately and challenged him in front of others to go to his cotes and show me where be had done it because he had clearly distorted our conversation with regard to the amount of money that I was talking about," Stanton said. "We never did talk about a dollar amount, but clearly, in my mind, if we did. it was in the vicinity of several hundred dollars at the very most" he added. Stanton denied, in response to questions from Hendricks, that he ever used the words "large amounts of cash" or "fairly large amounts of cash." . , , He acknowledged, however, that be had told the AP that be checked campaign-finance reports after attending fund raisers in which cash was contributed and could find no indication that the donations either were or were not properly reported. "There was nothing I could see that indicated a violation of the law or not a violation of the law," In writing for the high court, Justice L Daniel Stewart noted that the store did not investigate the possibility that Cros grove who also had access to the store's receipts may have stolen the money. Hodges was arrested and at a May 12, 1382, preliminary hearing bound over for triaL Before the trial could proceed, a Gibson company audit discovered that Cros grove had embezzled about $9,000 in cash and goods during a period that included the loss blamed on Hodges, Stewart wrote. The justice added mat Gibson did not charge Crosgrove with theft, but allowed him to resign on condition he repay what was taken. Crosgrove resigned on March 14, 1982, seven weeks before Hodges' trial date. The high court found that Gibson officials did not inform the prose The 33 firefighters who dieted all eight weeks lost 539 pounds. The 171 police officers lost 2,578 pounds. Weight Watchers, which sponsored the contest, announced the winners Thursday at the Children's Hospital of Michigan. Participants collected pledges per-pound-lost for charily. More than $5,000 had been raised by Thursday. Police Sgt Vincent Finn was Stanton said. Stanton also was quoted in the AP article as saying that he did not expect the Legislature to take any action to make sure cash contributions are properly reported. - ? "We're just sweeping as much of this under the rug as we can," he was quoted as saying. Stanton told Hendricks that he was misquoted in that instance as well. "I said, if we base anything upon our experience in the political arena, we find that legislatures generally tend to deal with the high profile issues and sweep the rest of the things relative to these matters under the rug," he said in the deposition. Stanton declined in the AP interview to identify any of the lawmakers who received cash contributions at fundraisers he attended. But be told Hendricks he remembered attending fundraisers for Stephens, D-Phoenix, and James Henderson, D-Window Rock, at which cash was given and that be was unable to tell by checking campaign-finance reports whether it was properly reported. He also said cash was contributed during a fundraiser he attended for Bobby Raymond, a former representative who resigned from the House after he was indicted in the AzScam political-corruption case. But, again, be said he was unable to determine whether or not Raymond properly reported the contributions. Suspended Tolleson Justice of the Peace Donald Stump, one of 13 Summer School 1991 Mohave Community College is offering HES 136 - Changing Nursing Roles This course will prepare the LPN to enter the RN portion of MCC 's nursing program in Spring 1992. For more information, (602)757-4331 M7 cutor of Crosgrove's thefts until the eve of Hodges trial, almost two months after the company had become aware of Crosgrove's activity. " The prosecution immediately dismissed the theft charge against Hodges. In May 1982, after eight months on suspension and despite dismissal of the charge against her, Gibson fired Hodges. The company alleged she had "failed to follow proper procedures." Hodges sued both Gibson and Crosgrove for malicious prosecution and intentional infliction of emotional distress, and Gibson alone for wrongful termination. A jury found both Gibson and Crosgrove liable for malicious prosecution, but not liable on the emotional distress complaint Gibson also was found liable for wrongful termination. the big loser, dropping 46 pounds to mm aown to 258 pounds. But his reputation preceded him, and he was only able to collect $36 in pledges. "I didn't collect much money because I'm such a big guy and no one thought I'd lose the weight," be said. "AH I did was eat Mke a pig all my life and as I started to lose more and more weight I started to feel better." misquoted people indicted in the AzScam case, resigned Friday, one day after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy and one count of bribery. ; Stump was accused of accepting from undercover police in- former, Joseph J&edino in exchange for promises to fix tickets and get people out of jail. Maricopa County Attorney Richard Romley filed a motion Tuesday to remove Stephens as a defendant in the AzScam-related civil-" racketeering suit, but said he wanted to reserve the right to reinstate the suit against Stephens if new information is uncovered that warrants such action. Stephens, who has not been charged with any crime in the case, has asked the court to dismiss him permanently as a defendant and for more than $23,000 in attorney's fees. In response to Stephens' motion. Deputy County Attorney Alan Da-vidon denied that the civil case against Stephens was based entirely on uncorroborated statements by Stedino. "A great deal of information was available to the state, prior to the filing of the complaint which could lead a reasonable person to believe that there was sufficient evidence to file a civil complaint against (Stephens)," Davidon said. He said that just because the state decided that "it is not appropriate at this time to proceed'' with the case against Stephens does not mean that it will not have reason to reinstate him as a defendant at a later date. call (602) 875 -2799 or extension 1221 MOHAVE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Community Campus North 50N.Colvin P.O. Box 669 Colorado City, AZ 86021 v "Your Success is Our Goal" Use tape for too-low Dear Yi: Instead of using a pia on a too-low neckline, close it with double-faced tape. If you don't feel secure with the tape, attach a small safety pin to the garment's neck label so that you don't have to search for one each time. Our toilet paper holder broke. Instead of replacing it, I inserted a roll of toilet paper (inside tube removed) into a square boutique-" type tissue box with the bottom cut out The paper is dispensed like tissue by pulling it from the center of the roll up through the opening on the top of the box. -Lola H. Kanab.Utah. Dear Yi: To keep garbage from getting between the can and its liner, pull the top of the liner tightly around the top of the can, securing it with a twist tie. When the can is full, use the same tie to close the bag. When you paint a room, keep some of the paint in a baby food jar for toucb-ups. Paint over scratches as soon as they appear and your room will keep looking frshly painted. If you can use these ideas, I'd like a copy of "Kitchen Tricks." -Lorene Clark, Cedar Citv, Utah. Your copy of "Kitchen Tricks" is on its way, Lorene. Thanks for sharing. Dear Yi: Having seen first-hand the suffering and trauma a young family has suffered because of the i S -- . x i i y': - X 4 f . I i . i. ,, - ' i ., - i . i a r ! ' . ; 'i i " ; U'f X Flowers for the victims SACRAMENTO, Calif. A woman who refused to give her name asks a police officer to take flowers to the front of an electronics store in Sacramento, Calif.. Friday, where six people died in a hostage siege Thursday night. (AP) We're not just another casino; We're the Southwest's Most s i ft On.. 4 A if ''Hf-- Oiiii. VI Judge iV- Blake j- y R Makis Scosi mother's addiction to drugs, which began with too much medication for headaches over a long period of time, I'd like to share some advice our doctor gave us on how to prevent and cure headaches naturally. Medication for pain, he told us, will eventually dull or even destroy the brain's ability to produce its own pain-relieving en-rymes. These are some of his suggestions: Prevention is the best cure: Don't allow your bead, neck, and face muscles to freeze. If your work requires you to maintain a fixed position over long periods of time, take a five-minute break every two hours. Also vary your position often and massage the muscles to release tension and improve circulation. If possible, when the headache first starts, fie down and force yourself to relax for at least a half hour with a small pillow under your neck and another under you knees. If you can't lie down, at least breathe deeply and concentrate on relaxing tense muscles. Apply heat or cold packs (whichever works best for you.) Complete Resort! Linda Stxxii '2V Dealer Cal Tol Spectrum Sunday. Apr 7. 1991 -9 A neckline Find the tender spots in your head, neck, and shoulders. Believe the tension by applying pressure , with your finger bps. Rest your eyes often by staring " at some distant point Dim the lights, men with OPEN eyes in the palms of your hands, , stare into this darkness for at least , 30 seconds. Stretch gently. Exercise regu-1 larly. This helps remove metobolic ; waste. Be aware of food allergies that may. cause headaches, Scrupul-. ously avoid offending foods. Avoid taking pain medicine whenever possible in favor of pre- venting or curing the headache by ; natural means. -Fran B., Provo, -L'L Readers: I can vouch for all . Fran has said. Years ago I learned ; to control migraine headaches by t the means she descibes. IT 1 MAKES CENTS in more ways than one. - THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "A 1 true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down." -Arnold H. Glasow Readers: Thank you for sharing your good ideas. Send us yours today: Address: IT MAKES CENTS, 328 South, 300 East, St. George, Utah M770. I'll send you either $2.00 or a copy of "Kitchen Tricks" for each letter used here. Please state your choice. This informative loose-leaf booklet may also be ordered from the above address. Price, $2.49 plus $1.00 for postage. U.S. infant deaths drop NEW YORK (AP) The nation's infant mortality rate dropped last year by 6 percent, the largest margin in a decade, a newspaper reported. The infant mortality rate fell to 9.1 deaths per 1,000 five births in 1990, down from from 9.7 deaths per 1,000 births the previous year. The New York Tunes reported Saturday. - The 6 percent drop was more than twice the 2.5 percent average year-to-year decline in the last decade, according to figures obtained from the National Center for Health Statistics. The figures were to be released Monday, the newspaper said. The reason for the strong decline was unclear, but government statisticians have cited fee importance of a new drug that helps prevent deaths of premature babies. The latest figures available, broken down by race, indicate that in 1983, the rate was 17.6 deaths for 1,000 live births among blacks, compared with 8 5 deaths for 1,000 live births for whites. UPCOMING EVENTS WEEKLY TOUHNAJriENTS: Sun. -TEXaS HOLCEM POKER? p.a CSbtyta HAYRIDE STEAKFRY Thursday, Apt 11 6 fun, ' Friday, Apn 12 6 Saturday, Apr. 20 6jm. $77VACATT0NFG. Cat Reasvails kg details GOLF COURSE SPECIAL: 9 bcles for $15 e$ Qz2ax.577tkxtes Hotel Castno MESQUtTE NEVADA - Fra for Infcrraatfcii and Rewnattena 1-800-621-0187

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