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Idaho I OQdl Andrus taps arts' loader ' BOISE, Idaho AP) Dr. C. Eugene Sullivan, a Boise plastic surgeon, has been named chairman of the Idaho Commission on the Arts, Gov. Cril Andrus announced. The governor also ratrintMl Marilyn Sabetla, a S.mdpint businesswoman, as the commission "s vice chair, Sullivan, a Wendell native, has practiced plastic and recon.-.tructive surgery in Boise since 1374. Andrus salt! Monday tlat ho is a longtime patron of the arts and a collector of wildlife and Western American pain-Ungs, sculpture and photography, Kabella is beginning her third year as it memlxT and vice chair of th? commission, She owns a women's boutique in Sandpoint and win named the city's outstanding citizen In JM3. ' Fish projecis encourag WASHINGTON (AD The federal government should allocate money to expedite construction and improvement of steel head and salmon passage facilities at Army Corps of Engineers' damn on the Columbia and Snake rivers, says Rep. Larry Craig, It Idaho. "These fish passage projects are in desperate need of improvement," Craig told a House subcommittee Tuesday. "We're going to have to work fast to improve the burvival rates of these precious Northwest resources." Before development of hydroelectric generating facilities, the Columbia River Basin produced 10 million to 16 million salmon and steelhead each year, Craig said. The basin now produces about 2.5 million smolts annually, with the Nor-thwest Power Planning Council estimating another 5 million to 11 million are killed by the hydro projects as they attempt to migrate from inland waters to the Pacific Ocean. The council has asked the House Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development Appropriations to allocate 121.7 million for fish bypass facilities. The recommendation was supported in a letter to committee Chairman Tom Bevill, D-Ala., from Craig and other Northwest congressmen, . ' Shoshone order dravvo flu!; SHOSHONE. Idaho (AP) The Shoshone City Council's attempt to clean up overgrown and cluttered lots, in the community has met resistance from some local residents. ' Nineteen Shoshone residents were notified by letter earlier this spring that they would have ten days to clean up their property or the city would do it for them and add the cost to their property taxes. Mayor Tim Ridinger said the cleanup, and the deadline, is authorized under the city's fire safely and nuisance ordinance. But some property owners say their taxes already have been increased too much, and they object to being given a deadline to clean up lots they contend are not fire hazards, "You sent me this notice when other places and even city lots are more of a problem than mine," Clarence Magoffin, who owns eight unimproved lots in Shoshone, told the council. Magoffin said taxes on the lots, some of which are mostly lava outcrop-pings, have gone from $4.78 on all eight to $132.80. Child is presumed drowned , NEW MEADOWS, Idaho ( AP) The 2-month-old son of a Garden City woman is presumed dead after being lost in the Little Salmon River during a one-car accident north of New Meadows last week. Idaho State Police Cpl. Keith Johnson said Tuesday that Jared Martini has been missing since a car driven by his mother, Susan Martini, 19, ran into the river off U.S. Highway 95 about 8: 15 p.m. Thursday n; ;v,t. A search by Johnson and Adams County sherUf's oncers Thursday night 'and Friday turned ud no sign of the infant, who apparently was I! ejected during the crash,' Johnson said he was being held by a passenger Jin the car. There were no other injuries in the accident. . Jazz star teaches Ul class MOSCOW, ldano (Af ) uonei Hampion, me jung oi me vioes, is '.serving as a living textbook this week for 35 students in an American jazz history workshop at the University of Idaho, ! The iazz legend taught his first class in the weeklong workshop Tues- II day at the Lionel Hampton School of Music, which was named in his honor in February, If the three-hour session the only one open to the press is any m- J dication, Hampton will sprinkle anecdotes about Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman and Nat King cole throughout nis lectures, men serve up a coi- ' lection of tunes he made famous. ; "I love music and music is my salvation," said Hampton, who also ' revealed he is writing an autobiography. "I can play it. I can talk about it 24 hours a day." , Without notes, Hampton opened his class with an oral history that coin- cided with the history of the American art form. ; The UI School of Music was named in his honor during, the annual Lionel Hampton-Chevron Jazz Festival. Hampton has participated in the !i festival the last several years and has established an endowment to en- r sure the festival's continuation. Trade ban plan is dropped WASHINGTON ( AP) Sen. Steve Symms and Rep. Larry Craig will drop proposed import restrictions against Australian products from pending legislation, but intend to retain those sanctions against New Zealand. - The Idaho Republicans praised Australia for its commitment to the AN-, ZUS defense pact and said they will drop restrictions against Australian lamb, wool, beef and uranium. : ' New Zealand's Parliament Sunday passed a ban on nuclear weapons land nuclear-powered ships in the country. Australia in the past refused to aUOw American USc WAUsuauau au uasra w tumuwt suawgiv iiiioaHv,:,: . tests, but Svmms and Craig say the country has demonstrated its com mitment to the ANZUS agreement in the coming years. Because U.S. defense strategy precludes the disclosure of which ships and aircraft carry nuclear weapons, New Zealand's prohibition affects all U.S. boats and planes. T.F. victim is identified TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) A body found in the desert northwest of . Buhl has been identified as a California man and an investigation into his ; probable murder begun by county authorities. ' - Twin Falls County Sheriff James Munn said the man discovered near ' Miracle Hot Springs on May 27 has been identified as Donald Edward ; Smith, 55, of Hernet, Calif. Positive identification was made by the FBI through fingerprints and military records, he said. Smith's relatives in California advised Munn that he left there May 11 on his way to Florida. Smith telephoned home from Idaho around May 13 ' and was later reported missing, Munn said! Twin Falls County, however, was not contacted by California authorities and why the victim traveled to Idaho enroute to Florida is not known, Munn sa!.d ; An autopsy peiiormed on the badly-decomposed body indicated Smith had died of multiple blows to the head. A wine bottle in a paper sack found nearby contained a sales slip dated May 14 which was traced to a Stinker Service Station in Heyburn. Munn said a clerk there recalls that particular sale of wine and her description fits Smith's closely. ) At the time the body was found, officers said it appeared it may have been thrown from a vehicle and rolled into the brush. A skeleton was ' found in the same general area in March 1985, the victim of multiple stab ; wounds, but the Twin Falls County sheriff doubts there is a connection between the two deaths. Attorneys genera hear from Soviets SOUTH IDAHO PRESS BurUy, Idaho, Wdntdoy. Jun 10, H87 Pog 3 19 Twin Falls-area people face grand jury indictments COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) A meeting of the National Assoc a-tion of Attorneys General entered Its third day today amid controversy about the presence of members of a Sovie. lawyers' organization. On Tuesday, trie president Of the Association of Soviet Lawyers told the gathering that allegations of anti-Semitism by his group are unfounded. The conference ends Thursday. Today's agenda featured an attorneys general roundtable discus- slon of "hot topics" and a luncheon address by Rex Lee, former U.S. Solicitor General. On Tuesday, Alexander Sukharev told American law officials the Soviet Union has made great strides in permitting Jews and others to emigrate. Earlier In the day, U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III discussed legal Issues such as federalism and immigration reform at a closed.-door session. He later spoke briefly to reporters about new mandatory AIDS testing guidelines and other topics. About 25 demonstrators gathered peacefully outside the resort hotel where the meeting was held, denouncing the several Soviets in attendance as pseudo-professionals and cohorts of an anti-Jewish movement. Sukharev said he viewed the meeting as "an opportunity for dialogue" and added he knew ''very well" of the American Revolution and the historical importance of democratic ideals. "I have to admit. I've never seen io many attorneys general together, This both Inspires and a little bit scares me," Sukharev said through n Interpreter. Current reforms in the Soviet Union Include legal reorganization, Sukharev said. In a question-and answer session, New York Attorney General Robert Abrams asked about the Association of Soviet Lawyers' collaboration with the Anti-Zionist Committee in Sublishing a book warning Soviet ews of the consenuences of emigrating and contending Zionists sided the Nazis during World War II. "The White Book," as it Is called, slso made some "objectionable" observations about the United States, Abrams said. "Is the ASL going to disassociate Itself from these kinds of pronouncements?" the attorney general asked. Sukharev replied that allegations of anti-Semitism were unfounded. "I'm of Russian ethnic origin and live in the same community in my country with people of Jewish origin. Many citizens of Jewish origin are much better than some Russians I know," he said. "Our principal ideology provides for friendship of all nationalities which live in the Soviet Union." Responding to questions from Abrams and Attorney General Robert Stephan of Kansas, Sukharev said the Soviet Union has instituted new emigration laws that allow relatives to be reunited with families in other countries. TWIN FALUS. Idaho (AP) -Grand jury indictments have len brought against 19 Tvin Falls area people involving felony drug charges. Twin Falls County Prosecutor K. Ellen Baxter said a total of 33 charges were placed In 5th District Court records against the 19 Tuesday, Including possession, delivery and manufacture of controlled substances, as well as aiding and abetting their delivery. The drugs involved were cocaine, marijuana, prescription drugs and' hallucinogenic mushrooms, This represents the first time the Idaho grand jury procedure has been conducted in Twin Falls County, she said The indictment's conclude six months of investigation bv four city police departments, Twin Falls County, the Idaho Department of Law Enforcement and the state Bureau of Narcotics, Imw enforcement officers pooled their efforts to bring as many cases together at one time as possible to utilize the grand Jury system. Ms. Baxter said the arrests or summons did not Involve a drug ring operation. mm mi Recent rain not enough for many Idaho farms mm 4 I BOISE, Idaho (AP) The cold and wet weather in Idaho's skies recently is expected to provide farmers in the southwestern portion of the state with only temporary relief from this summer's drought. And, state officials say little relief is on the way. Reservoirs in northern Idaho and the upper Snake River area have adequate water, but southwestern and south-central Idaho would need above-average precipitation this summer to break even, said Jerry Beard, snow survey supervisor for the Soil Conservation Service. But the National Weather Service in Boise predicts only average rainfall for June and July, said John Gilbert, a weather service specialist. Statewide, the snowpack was so low June 1 that it wasn't measured, Beard said. i Streamflows remain drastically below average, Beard said. The May l stream survey showed no river in the state at more than 60 percent of normal flow. The meager snow melted from high temperatures in April and May, Mineral water from Carey is entering market CAREY, Idaho (AP) It erupts from underground springs at nearly 1.3 million gallons a day with a temperature of 130 degrees. It looks and tastes like ordinary tap water with a little extra something: 30 or more minerals, evident only by the faint smell of sulphur. "Some people say, 'We will do without groceries before we do without that water,'" said Maurice Ellsworth, a Carey rancher who in March 1986 began producing Craters of the Moon mineral water, named after the national monument located 20 miles from the ranch. Years ago, Ellsworth used the hot water for showering and washing dishes. Friends sometimes would swim in the nearby spring-fed lake. Ellsworth considered building a . hot springs resort on the site. But his cold-water well ran dry and he started chilling the flow from the springs to replace it. He found he liked what he tasted, and so did his family. "We started giving the water to other people, to friends, to the relatives, and the response was so positive that we decided that this would be good drinking water," said Spence Ellsworth, Maurice's son and partner. The family started bottling operations a couple of months later from the kitchen tap. The water now commands up to $20 a case in the Southwest The Boise-based Albertson's grocery chain has agreed to stock Craters water, said the elder Ellsworth, who regards the step as a breakthrough to bigger things. The family again is entertaining thoughts about building that long- delayed hot spnngs resort to provide a big shot in the arm to drought-stricken Carey, i In April, Spence Ellsworth flew to Seattle with samples of the water, slightly spiked with lime, for distribution at the National Food and Agriculture Exposition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and several states. He and the water got a good reception. Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus took a few sips and later placed phone calls to encourage in-state distribution. Spence Ellsworth said he also got a good response from Japan, Taiwan and Singapore. - 1 "To have a good market for bottled water and this is not just bottled water, but bottled mineral water you need a hot climate, you need a large population, and you need bad water, and Idaho doesn't meet any of those categories, really." he said. "So this is perhaps not the best causing the streams to peak a month early this year, he said. As a result, reservoirs are being used to provide ' irrigation water about a month ahead of schedule and may not be able to meet demand through the , summer. The early draw on water storage especially will hurt farmers in Washington, . Canyon, Ada and Blaine counties, where reservoirs are substantially below capacity. Beard said. 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