El Paso Times from El Paso, Texas on September 27, 1990 · 9
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Thursday, September 27, 1990
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lX El Paso Times ! r in til it , , a i J A ,, o ) r I ! jr f i LJ I ii 1 1 W t, V I Sept. 27, 1990 City editor: Bob Locke, (915) 546-6100 Oostlon D 23 Deaths 43 Editorials 63 Texas Today's question: . Should teachers and students be prohibited from smoking on school property? 4 l) Anna Rodriguez ii Paso siuuciit ' : . "Some teachers . smoke, but they ' shouldn't around the students. I don't think Jthe students should smoke either. It just ' shouldn't be allowed in school." Mary Gutierrez Las Cruces office manager "I sure do, because teachers are setting an example for students. If they expect the children not to smoke, they shouldn't do it either.". Maria G. Franco Juarez business administrator "It would be bad for health reasons. The teacher may have the right, but people who breathe in their smoke are harmed." 4s Danny Sanchez El Paso cook .? "I don't think they should be allowed to smoke. It's bad for your health, and more and more public places are prohibiting smoking. That's best." if- t Francisco Rodriguez Paso security guard "If teachers don't want the students to smoke, they shouldn't either. If either of them wants to smoke, they should do it off campus." C' led by Jim Conley layfara to join Space Hal off Fame Famed astronaut, 4 others will be inducted Saturday By David Sheppard El Paso Times ALAMOGORDO - One of the original seven Mercury astronauts, Donald "Deke ' Slayton, will be inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame Saturday. Slayton now heads a company that launched the nation's first private, commercial rocket from White Sands Missile Range. The 14th induction also will honor four other space pioneers: Karel Bossart, designer of the Atlas rocket; Maxime Faget, who conceived the one-man Mercury capsule; Frank Ma-lina, co-founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory; and Shannon Lucid, a shuttle astronaut involved in the launch of the Galileo satellite in Decem ber 1989. Faget and Slayton will attend the 6 p.m. public ceremony on the Space Hall grounds in Alamo-gordo. T'tm m q cf or Slayton 0f ceremonies will be Paul Haneyr a High Rolls, N.M., resident who be- came known around the world as the "voice of Apollo" during the manned moon missions. Slayton, as a Mercury astronaut, was one of the first U.S. test pilots chosen for their "right stuff' to fly into space. He missed his Mercury flight because of a heart condition, but in 1975 he orbited Earth on the U.S.-Soviet Apollo-Soyuz test project. Slayton was director of NASA flight-crew operations from 1963 to 1974, when he resigned 'City Slickers' to begin filming in New Mexico .. ;::: " ;:jjv':; rjf At iliiiiillllSi .i'.yi. ( !f .. .til !t 1' ? 1 1 i -(ft pmmm v&m eii inmiMili r Associated Press Jesus Arballo of Santa Fe Wednesday added plaster to a wall of Diablo Canyon, being re-created for use in the movie "City Slickers." The canyon replica is being built on a sound stage at the College of Santa Fe's Greer Garson Communications Center. The movie will star Billy Crystal and Rick Moranis. TV station threatens lawsuit over signal jam Rival denies incident was intentional Associated Press The head of an Albuquerque television station says a written apology from a rival station over an alleged intentional signal jam is the only thing that will stop a lawsuit. Andrew Hebenstreit, president and chief executive officer of Channel 13-KGGM, said Tuesday that lawyers for the station were exploring the possibility of suing Channel 7-KOAT. Hebenstreit said a live KGGM broadcast from a football stadium was jammed by KOAT in retaliation for anti-KOAT promotions KGGM had been running. KGGM's promotional spots, which ran for several days, accused KOAT of misrepresenting as exclusive its coverage of a Sept. 20 incident in wnich two men aboard a Grey hound bus were arrested at Clines Corners after one of them fired a bullet through 'a bus window. Hebenstreit said both stations sent news crews and helicopters to Clines Corners and that KGGM aired its report 19 minutes before KOAT. Wayne Godsey, vice president and general manager of KOAT, said the signal interference issue and the promotional dispute were unrelated and that there was no retaliation. He said signal interference is a problem encountered routinely because the microwave frequencies assigned the stations by the Federal Communications Commission are close together. Saturday, while KGGM was preparing to air a live report from the University of New Mexico stadium, "KOAT fired up their live truck and jammed our signal," Hebenstreit said. "When we called and asked them to power down so we could get our live shot on, we were told by (KOAT weekend anchor) Bill Sandefur that they wouldn't do it because of the promo we were running. We had to scrub our live shot." Hebenstreit said KGGM's weekend engineer Bob Zu-kowski, news director Jim Loy and sports director Mike Powers spoke with Sandefur. Sandefur said Tuesday he was irritated by the KGGM promotional spots but said the issue was separate from the signal interference. "They were trying to bait me if whether or not the promo had anything to do with it," Sandefur said. "I told Jim Loy, 'You cannot assume that.' I don't remember what I told Mike Powers." Godsey said the use of the word "exclusive" superimposed over KOAT's video report of the bus incident was an error. "It was punched up by mistake for the 6 p.m. newscast and not used on the 10 p.m.," Godsey said. "Why they have chosen to make an issue of that is baffling to me." Godsey said Sandefur told him there were technical reasons for not readjusting the microwave equipment for KGGM's broadcast. KOAT also planned a live broadcast from the stadium. "He was worried that if he powered down he might lose the shot altogether," Godsey said. Hebenstreit said KGGM's evening news Saturday airs at 5:30 p.m. and KOAT's at 6 p.m. "There was plenty of setup time," he said. "If Sandefur wants to play weekend Hitler at his station, that's fine with me, but as soon as he starts messing with my station, I'm going to step on him," Hebenstreit said. his post to manage the approach and landing tests of the new space shuttle fleet. He later managed the orbital test flights of the first four shuttle launches. After retiring from NASA in 1981, Slayton became president of Space Services Inc. of Houston, a private company that built and launched the first commercial U.S. rocket from the missile range March 29, Please see Slayton 2B Quayle plays politics, and football, in Albuquerque Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE - Vice President Dan Quayle raised money in Albuquerque Wednesday for Republican governor candidate Frank Bond, met with Hispanic leaders, and went to a University of New Mexico football practice. The vice president was in i J J iL. TT O tJ" iuwu lu auuicsa tiic u.o. 111a- panic Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting. He told the group that the high Hispanic dropout rate must be reversed. "As a country and as a government. that is our Quayle shame," Quayle told 500 Hispanic business owners. Quayle made a strong pitch for educational "choice, a proposal that students should be able to attend any school they wish and that the public schools will improve if they are forced to compete for students. The vice president later met at the United New Mexico Bank with 27 top Republican supporters at a $l,000-a-person fund-raiser for Bond's campaign. Bond's campaign manager, Tom Cummins, said the meeting raised enough money to buy a week of television advertising time, in addition to Bond's media exposure while Quayle was in the city. Bond is opposed by Democrat Bruce King in the Nov. 6 general election. State Republican Chairman John Lattauzio said the chances are still "very good" that President Bush also will visit New Mexico possbly the last week of October to campaign for Bond. After leaving the bank, Quayle drove to the UNM practice field, where football coach Mike Sheppard was drilling the Lobos in full pads and helmets. Quayle greeted the team and then threw a pair of 25-yard passes to wide receivers Eric Morgan and Jerone Williams. Then, as Secret Service bodyguards looked on in near horror, the team surrounded Quayle with a mass high-five huddle. As Quayle reached the top of the stairs to board his airplane before his 6 p.m. departure, after 3'A hours in the city, Gov. Garrey Carruthers tossed the vice president a football from the tarmac. Quayle caught it. 1-day summit too short, Mescalero leader says Associated Press It's ridiculous to invite Indian leaders from as far away as Florida and Alaska to Albuquerque for a one-day meeting, Mescalero Apache President Wendell Chino says. Chino said the national Indian leaders' summit Friday won't provide enough time for tribal officials to express their views. Leaders from more than 500 tribes and Alaskan native communities have been invited to attend the meeting, called by U.S. Interior Secretary Manuel Lujan. More than 400 have indicated they will be at the meeting, officials said. Lujan said he invited the chairmen of all tribes, heads of intertribal councils and leaders of national Indian. organizations to discuss restructuring the Bureau of Indian Affairs, self-determination and a new federalism for Indians. Steve Goldstein, Lujan's chief press aide, said the full day Lujan has devoted to the summit is a lot of time for the busy secretary. He also said Bureau of Indian Affairs and other government officials will be on hand to talk with Indian leaders before and after the summit. Chino called for the Interior Department to extend the Albuquerque meeting. "Proper dialogue with tribal leaders is vitally important," he said. A citizens' group also has protested the meeting because it will be closed to the general public. James Mitchell, vice president of the Citizens Equal !:'-'V.-:-';: : v:vv-' ... . ' ... ', A ' ")'.. Associated Press Wendell Chino says tribal leaders won't have time to express their views. Right3 Alliance, said his group is writing letters and calling government officials to protest the closed meeting. The alliance is concerned about the expansion of tribal powers. Mitchell, of the Jemez Springs area, said members want to observe the meeting. Blood bank settles AIDS lawsuits with 2 families Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE - United Blood Services has reached out-of-court settlements with the families of two men allegedly exposed to AIDS through contaminated blood. One lawsuit was filed in 1987 by an Albuquerque woman who alleged her husband died of AIDS contracted from contaminated blood in a 1984 transfusion at San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington. 1 The lawsuit alleged he . received contaminated blood find blood products after being admitted to the hospital for surgery in June 1984. The lawsuit said the man died Dec. 30, 1986, of acquired immune deficiency syndrome. The second lawsuit, filed in May 1989, contended a Deming man received contaminated blood in a May 1986 transfusion at Mimbres Memorial Hospital in Deming. The man died April 25. Although he had developed AIDS, Albuquerque lawyer William Carpenter said the cause of death was not related to AIDS. The lawsuits sought damages from United Blood Services, which they said supplied the blood, and other defendants for alleged wrongs in providing and administering the blood. Albuquerque lawyer Bruce Hall, who represented United Blood Services in the lawsuits, said the Albuquerque woman received money in the settlement, but that he could not divulge the amount. Carpenter said the Deming man's estate received money in the settlement of that lawsuit, A spokesman for United Blood Services said after the filing of the 1987 lawsuit that United Blood Services had begun testing donated blood for AIDS in March 1985 and be-lieved the blood it supplied was safe.

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