The Daily Spectrum from Saint George, Utah on August 7, 1990 · 2
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The Daily Spectrum from Saint George, Utah · 2

Saint George, Utah
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Tuesday, August 7, 1990
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Spectrum 2A Tuesday, August 7, 1990 Aisport concourse compleife, in use Local & Region by Paul Chains staff writer CEDAR CITY Work on the new $100,000 concourse is now completed and being used by passengers and air carrier employees alike at the Cedar City Municipal Airport The concourse expansion is the latest of several recently completed phases and part of an ongoing plan to enlarge the airport for future access to larger carriers and to install new safety measures that comply with Federal Aviation Administration guidelines and rules, said Joe Melling, Cedar City manager. The new concourse was built on the west side of the main terminal building and allows passengers easy access to the planes on the runways and strengthens safety and security efforts. "The construction of the new concourse is not quite completed," Melling said. "Although visually it appears done, the contractor has until next Wednesday to tie up all the loose ends." Landmark Hotel begins LAS VEGAS (AP) - Trustees for the troubled Landmark Hotel and Casino began shutting down gaming operations and planned to close the hotel by midweek after a bankruptcy court hearing failed to produce a buyer for the resort. Gaming Control Board agents stood by as the resort began closing down table games Monday afternoon, within an hour after a bankruptcy hearing failed to attract any buyers. "This is just an obsolete gaming property that no one's interested m, considering the debt," said Forrest Woodward, who managed the property for bankruptcy trustee Richard Davis. Debt on the resort had climbed to $48 million, including some $10 million in unsecured claims. Tim Cory, an attorney for Davis, said unsecured creditors could forget about seeing any money if the property closed. He predicted it would be closed 100 days or more while creditors pursue a foreclosure sale. Woodward said slot machines would continue to operate at the hotel through Wednesday, and the resort's 498 rooms would remain open until Wednesday or Thursday. Guests with reservations af-,, ter the middle of the week would be placed at other resorts here, Woodward said. Cory asked U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Give Jones for permission to begin closing the resort Monday when the bankruptcy hearing Weather Th Accu-WMttw forecast for noon, jnm anew nipn CCO WAM STATIONARY 0 O mom to ( mm MroM nu Utah Fair to partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms mainly near the mountains during the afternoon and evening hours. Gusty winds Northern Arizona Partly cloudy through Wednes- day with widely scattered thun- derstorms, mainly during the Nation The forecast for Wednesday calls for a band of showers and Temperatures REGIONAL Pocatello Cedar City Logan Ogden Provo Salt Lake City St George Vernal Wendover NATIONAL Albuquerque Anchorage Atlanta Boise Boston Cheyenne Chicago Cleveland DaDas-Ft Worth "It is our goal to be able to strengthen the runways for larger air carriers in the future and this is the first step in stronger aprons and taxiways." Joe Melling Cedar City Manager Carter Enterprises of Cedar City has done the work on the new addition to the municipal air-port.which started last March. Melling said the city is planning to have an open house to show off the newly completed concourse once all the work is done. Melling said another phase of the airport expansion is also currently underway and includes security fencing and taxiway im failed to produce a buyer. The 30-story, space needle-shaped resort has had a checkered history. It was opened by the late billionaire Howard Hughes in July of 1969 after facing a series of problems during construction. It was bought in 1978 by a Midwest group for $12.5 million, then sold in October of 1983 to prominent Las Vegas businessman Bill Morris for $20 million. Morris was visibly upset by failure to obtain a buyer Monday. "Sometimes it comes down to good luck and bad luck," he said after the lengthy hearing. "I had nothing but bad luck. Someone is going to come in and run the Landmark and look like a genius." Monday's hearing was expected to produce at least one buyer. The trustees reported early last month they received an offer of $35.5 million for the property, and other offers were expected. Cory said Monday the potential buyers had failed to pay a required deposit in time for the bankruptcy hearing. Woodard said the potential buyers, a Denver group, "tried to put the pieces together to do the deal, but somewhere the pieces just fell apart." , Two individuals holding a substantial interest in the resort made $100,000 deposits so they could bid at Monday's sale. But neither Karty offered a bid and Jones said e would lift a stay which has prevented foreclosure of the resort since it filed for Chapter Seven WJn$day, Aug 8. ivmpn m . , yl (mcw ct mm nQ.cur actor possible near thunderstorms, Highs 90s to near 105. Lows to- night upper 50s to near 70. & Nevada afternoon and evening. Highs ioo to 110. Lows tonight in the lower 70s to lower 80s. thunderstorms along the East coast from Maine to Florida. Uenver 55 cdy High Low Precip E1 Paso 71 58 .59 cdy 94 48 Flagstaff 83 47 rn 94 61 Helena 103 64 cdy 53 Honolulu 89 76 cdy 93 68 Kansas City 76 51 clr LasVegas 106 80 cdy J? Los Angeles 73 71 cdy m Miami Beach 87 80 .08 rn 52 NewOrleans 98 74 .57 cdy New York City 84 72 1.47 rn Phoenix 106 81 .01 cdy Hi Lo Pre Otlk Portland,Ore. 85 61 clr 75 56 cdy Reno 103 60 cdy 67 55 cdy St Louis 77 57 clr 87 66 cdy SanDiego 80 70 cdy 109 68 clr SanFrancisco 75 59 cdy 79 68 .20 cdy SanJuan,P.R. 92 77 cdy 72 53 clr Santa Fe 73 47 cdy 70 50 clr Seattle 77 57 clr 68 62 1.51 clr Tucson 90 69 .01 cdy 85 65 cdv Washington,D.C. 82 70 .35 cdy provements. G.M. Aldred of St. George is contracted to finish the work on this phase of the expansion. Last March word came from the FAA that $230,000 in grant funding had been approved for Cedar City for improvements at the airport. The city had originally asked for $435,656 to handle improvements and to install security fencing and terminal building work. Aldred's employees will install about 400 feet of the security fencing in the next phase that will eventually enclose the entire airport a few years down the road. The contract also calls for removal of the existing fence and improvements to the taxiways and aprons near the runways. "It is our goal to be able to strengthen the runways for larger air carriers in the future and this is the first step in stronger aprons and taxiways," Melling said. "At this point, larger planes could land on the runways but our taxiways and arpons are not strong enough for them to turn around and unload passengers." shutting down tables bankruptcy in January. Imperial Palace owner Ralph Engelstad and cab company owner Charles Frias had submitted deposits. But when Jones asked for the bids after Monday's two-hour court hearing, neither party submitted an offer. Jones appeared surprised by the lack of Engelstad and Frias left hurriedly without commenting. Engelstad has second, third and Dispute leaves stores SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A dispute between a garbage-collection firm and a recycling company has left about 30 Smith's Food stores without garbage pickup since last week. Overflowing garbage at some of the stores prompted concern about a potential public health hazard. Haven Simmons, operations manager for Smith's, said the health problem was taken care of when the recycling company agreed to allow Smith's to put all its garbage in the recycling compactors, rather than in the regular garbage bins. U.S. District Judge David Winder ordered Laidlaw Waste Systems to haul away garbage within the next three days, and to stop Trio likely to faoe adult charges in escape, chase PRICE (AP) Three Colorado teen-agers likely will face adult charges stemming from the bludgeoning of two guards at a youth detention center and the theft of a car with a 5-year-old girl inside, officials said Monday. A 17-year-old girl and two boys aged 16 and 17 were being held Monday at the Provo Detention Center and were expected to be returned to this eastern Utah city for an appearance in 7th Circuit Court on Tuesday, said their probation officer, Patty Lovelady. Meantime, investigators from the Carbon County sheriff's office and the Price Police Department were supplying information to prosecutors who would determine the nature of the charges, said Police Chief Aleck Shilaos. The three, all of Colorado City, Colo., were arrested late Saturday when their speeding vehicle was forced off the road after the chase up Price Canyon. Shilaos said earlier the juveniles apparently tried to use the 5-year-old as ' a hostage. She was unharmed. Two guards at the Carbon County Juvenile Detention Center, whose names were not released, were beaten in the escape, he said. A male guard reportedly was in critical condition at an unidentified Salt Lake hospital where he was flown with head injuries. Look for the following Inserts in Today's Edition of The Daily Spectrum Lin's Thriftway Harmon's (Selected Areas) (Selected Areas) Nisson's Foodtown Albertson's (Selected Areas) (Selected Areas) I.G.A. (Selected Areas) Funding on the two projects has been aided by FAA monies including a 75-25 percent ratio on the new concourse with the government picking up the three-fourths of the tab. The FAA is also paying for 90 percent of the security fencing and taxiway improvements, with the state picking up half of the city's remaining costs. Melling said the next pre-application for another grant request to the FAA is also in the works and is scheduled to be turned in by the first of September. "We will be asking for more funding to strengthen the taxiways and for the required security fencing project," he said. . Another change at the airport terminal building is a new security system, installed by Skywest. Melling said the city didn't have anything to do with the new security system next to Skywest's passenger entrance. However, the new concourse did make the needed room for the new, more sophicated system which will enhance safety to Skywest's patrons. fourth mortgages on the property totalling $6 million and Frias has a fifth deed of trust for $1.4 million. Lloyd's bank is the largest creditor, with a first deed of $25.25 million. The resort owes some $1.24 million in property, state and gaming taxes. "If it's closed, there's a chance it will remain closed for some time," Cory said as more than two dozen attorneys milled about the federal courtroom after the hearing. blocking other disposal firms from serving the stores. However, Laidlaw has a new problem. The Teamsters Union early Monday organized an informational picket that stalled the . movement of about half of Laid-law's garbage trucks. The picket follows a dispute about negotiations over wages, hours and working conditions. "The judge has ordered us to remove the garbage bins from Smith's within- three days," said Laidlaw regional, manager Clark , , Romerill. "With this picket by the Teamsters, .we .will probably s be required to take the whole three days." Recycling Corp. asked Monday for an injunction forcing Laidlaw "My understanding at this point is that the gentleman, suffered a stroke during the beating," Love-lady said. "There's some feeling coming back, but he's still in critical but stable condition." A female guard suffered a broken arm, a dislocated shoulder, torn tendons and cartilage and internal injuries and was treated at Castleview Hospital, authorities said. Lovelady said the keys had been stolen and the guards locked into a cell in the six-bed facility. They were discovered by a friend of the woman stopped to visit and heard screaming and pounding from within the locked facility. Shilaos said the suspects could face multiple charges, including aggravated assault, felony evading, aggravated kidnapping, robbery, escape, felony criminal mischief and automobile theft. The incident began about 8 p.m. Saturday when the suspects allegedly bludgeoned the male center guard with a chair and then overpowered the woman. The three had been detained since about 5:20 a.m. Friday morning after being charged with auto theft, possession of a stolen car and stolen property and in the case of the 17-year-old boy, driving without a license. Lovelady said. Those charges stemmed from a report of car prowling in nearby Wellington. Smith's (Selected Areas) I - uV v v . - L J Hi' : r 1 i f V Dog-back riding LA VERKIN Jeff Parker helps his son Jace catch a ride on "Bru," the family's large, and even-tempered golden retriever. Dog-back rides are a favorite passtime for the youngster. (Spectrum Nancy Rhodes) without trash pickup to pick up garbage from Smith's stores in Utah, Salt Lake, Davis and Weber counties. Recycling lawyer L.R. Gardiner Jr. said Laidlaw stopped hauling garbage from Smith's to the recovery plant to forcp Recycling out of business. Recycling Vice President David Monson, former Republican congressman, lieutenant governor and state auditor, said Laidlaw contracted with Recycling last Oc-toberto 'haul caitf board and garbage from Smith's; but stopped making deliveries last week. Recycling, headquartered in Salt Lake City, filed a $5 million suit against Laidlaw late Friday, charging the Canadian-based disposal firm disrupted pickup ser "I lost 103 lbs. with NutriSystem and got all the food I needed to feel healthy." mum NEW! 7 . ft t CRAVE-FREE" V , ' V. 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