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ff fir C-2 Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho Thursday, August 25, 1994 Restrictions placed on trailer park Oregon fire bosses order evacuations time, according to county code. The board said it would reconsider Emery's request at its regular October meeting if Emery removes the cars and brings a septic and well plan for the proposed trailer park. Also in Tuesday's packed meeting room, commission members heard numerous complaints from neighbors of Richard Logan, who applied to divide off 10.7 acres from his 23.7 acres at 2135 E. 3600 N. in Filer.

Logan said the requested division was for financing and possible sale. Neighboring livestock and dairy owners said they were concerned about shortages of groundwater in the area and said the division would open the possibility for more land divisions, more houses and more wells in the future. splitting off fewer acres to meet Logan's financing needs, but Logan declined to alter his request Also Tuesday, the board approved a request by Rodrick Good to divide off an acre for sale from 2.5 acres at 3814 N. 2500 E. Barker argued the division would be consistent with the board's "clustering concept" because Good's land is adjacent to other small land lots.

Despite a letter signed by five objecting landowners, the board also approved a request by Marvin McKenzie to split in half 8.62 acres for home sites at 4375-F N. 1200 E. in Buhl. The land is not suitable for farm--ing "the kind of ground where people should be building," McKenzie said. By Virginia S.

Garber Times-News writer TWIN FALLS A Filer landowner won't be creating a travel trailer park near Curry Crossing at least not until he cleans up his property and prepares a detailed plan for the proposed park, the Twin Falls County Planning and Zoning Commission decided Robert Emery had requested a permit to open a travel trailer park for his employees and other customers on 4 acres of his property at 21359 Highway 30. But Doug Hall, who lives nearby, complained to the board about junk cars on the Emery property. A landowner is allowed to have only two unlicensed, non-functioning cars standing on a piece of land at one We don't want people moving out to the country and subdividing the farmland around us, they told the board. The commission denied the request. But Logan said he plans to appeal and let county commissioners make the decision on land divisions for financing purposes.

"Commissioners need to set this particular policy," planning and zoning board member Jim Barker said. Board member Jim Patrick said he was "tired of lending institutions setting county policy" and was against allowing divisions that might increase concentration of houses in farmland. Other members objected to the proposed split saying it would turn a farm of more than 20 acres into two non-farms. They offered to consider D.A. to investigate Simpson's friend near a forest road at the bottom of Ramsey Canyon.

It sent up a huge mushroom cloud of smoke that was visible miles away in Grants Pass and Medford. The cause of the fire remained under investigation, but the lack of any lightning strikes made it likely it was somehow started by people, said Barsotti. Fire bosses called in reinforcements, doubling their forces to six retardant bombers, six helicopters, and 650 firefighters, said Barsotti. A fire camp was established at Valley of the Rogue State Park outside Rogue River. By Thursday, the number of forces fighting the fire should double again to 1,200 people, including a special team from Washington that creates fire line with explosives in rugged terrain.

Several families voluntarily evacuated their homes Tuesday night, and the fire burned around seven structures without damaging them, Barsotti said. Firefighters completed lines Tuesday night on the back side of the fire, and Wednesday were attacking the flanks and front of the fire, which was moving south and east towards the rural community of Sams Valley, located about 3 miles away. The heat, smoke and debris from the fire short-circuited a 500-kilovolt power line through the fire area, but power was rerouted and there were no outages, according to Pacific Power Light Co. The steep terrain made it necessary to rely on hand crews, which cannot work as quickly as bulldozers. Four firefighters reported minor injuries, including bee stings, a twisted knee and smoke MEDFORD, Ore.

(AP) Firefighters joined residents Wednesday in fleeing the path of a forest fire that grew to 1,800 acres and threatened dozens of homes. There were no immediate reports of any homes burning among the 87 whose owners were told to evacuate, but some of the crews manning fire engines to protect buildings had to bail out as the flames of the Hull Mountain fire approached, said Oregon Department of Forestry spokesman Mike Barsotti. "Some of the engines had to leave because it was too risky to stay and protect the homes," said Barsotti. "But they don't have any evidence the homes burned." The fire was expected to continue growing through the night as hot winds pushed it through dry brush and timber in an area about 15 miles northwest of Med-ford. The fire was in back country between the small towns of Gold Hill, Shady Cove and the rural community of Sams Valley.

It was the second time this summer fire has threatened Karen Smith's home. "We moved our four horses, one pot-bellied pig and our dog, Charlie," she said. "This is very scary because our only exit is near the fire." Another area resident said the fire arrived the day after his home was robbed. "I'm wondering if we're jinxed or something," said Don Wilson. "We love it here, though, and we don't want to move." A shelter was set up at Patrick Elementary School in nearby Gold Hill, said Barsotti.

People with horses, cattle and other animals were told they could take them to the Jackson County fairgrounds. The fire broke out Tuesday with the murders. Garcetti also said that although he isn't seeking a grand jury indictment of Cowlings, his office could use any information the panel turns up to charge him. "If the evidence establishes that Mr. Cowlings or anyone else was involved in assisting criminal conduct we're going to prosecute that," Garcetti said.

Cowlings drove the white Ford Bronco seen on national television as he and Simpson led police on a freeway pursuit before Simpson surrendered on June 17. His lawyer said Cowlings stopped Simpson from committing suicide today, Calvary Baptist Church, 911 S. Cole, Boise, (Cloverdale Funeral Home in Boise). Robert Durham, of Twin Falls, 3 p.m. today, LDS 10th Ward Chapel, 229 Park LOS ANGELES (AP) The district attorney said Wednesday he is using a grand jury to investigate O.J.

Simpson's friend Al "A.C." Cowlings, but is not seeking an indictment, suggesting he may be searching for more evidence against Simpson. "Any information we obtain there can be used in any other criminal proceeding as long as it's relevant," Gil Garcetti told reporters at his monthly news conference. He said that means any information the jury turns up about the June 12 killings of Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman could be used in prosecuting Simpson, who is charged Services Ethel Lucille Carter Anderson, of Buhl, graveside service, 10 a.m. today, West End Cemetery, Buhl, (Moffett's Memorial Chapel in Buhl). Alma Friy, of Rupert, 1 1 a.m.

today, Hansen Mortuary Chapel in Rupert. Thora Bates Christofferson Bessire, of Twin Falls, noon today, Murtaugh LDS Ward Chapel, (White Mortuary in Twin Falls). Jose Luis Gil, of Declo, Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. today at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Rupert, (Hansen Mortuary in Rupert).

Dee L. Savelberg, of Boise and formerly of Buhl and Sun Valley, 2 p.m. Hospitals that night and was not trying to help him flee. Asked why he was using the grand jury rather than his own investigators to probe the case, Garcetti said the panel has subpoena power, which his office does not. He also said the formal setting of the grand jury often elicits more truthful answers from witnesses.

Wednesday was the first time Garcetti has confirmed what was going on behind the grand jury's closed doors. Normally, prosecutors do not comment on secret grand jury proceedings and the investigative powers of the panel are rarely invoked in criminal (White Mortuary in Twin Falls). Lenora J. Gould, of Twin Falls, memorial service, 3 p.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church, Twin Falls, (Reynolds Funeral Chapel in Twin Falls).

Polly B. Mattox WENDELL Polly Beneta Shown Mattox, 92, of Wendell, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 1994, at Magic Valley Manor in Wendell. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Demaray's Wendell Chapel. of Declo; and John West of Rupert.

Investigators try to find cause of fatal factory explosion Death notices Georgina Stephens Home in Winnemucca. KIMBERLY Georgina Stephens, 45, of Palmdale, and formerly of Kimberly, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 1994, at her home. Burial will be at the Winnemucca Cemetery in Winnemucca, at a later date. A complete obituary will appear at a later date, under the direction of the Albertson Funeral MAGIC VALLEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Paul; Roxanne Gillette cases where an indictment will not be sought.

Defense attorney Harland Braun, a former prosecutor, said he has never heard of a district attorney publicly discussing grand jury proceedings, although he said it is not illegal. The state Penal Code bars grand jurors from discussing the proceedings but doesn't mention a district attorney. "It is sort of indiscreet," Braun said. "The whole point of the grand jury is if you don't indict someone, then you haven't besmirched their name." He said Garcetti was clearly using the grand jury probe to assist in the Simpson case. EPA wants aquifer as 'sole source' SEATTLE (AP) The U.S.

Environmental Protection Agency wants to designate a area the sole source of drinking water for most people in seven Eastern Washington counties. An agency official on Wednesday tried to ease fanners' concerns that the sole-source listing could result in a ban on the use of agricultural chemicals within the boundaries of the eastern Columbia Plateau aquifer. If approved, the designation means the agency can review federally funded projects for potential groundwater pollution. Acting on a petition by the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute of Moscow, Idaho, the EPA concluded there would be no alternate source for drinking water for 260,000 people should the aquifer become contaminated. Under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, the sole-source designation gives the EPA authority to review any program or project receiving federal funding for its potential to pollute groundwater, spokesman Scott Downey said.

In its January 1993 petition, the environmental group said the Columbia Plateau aquifer is vulnerable to contamination by petroleum products, pesticides, fertilizers and heavy metals. That raised concern among farmers that the designation would be used to ban use of farm chemicals. "Some people seem to think that EPA, by being able to review programs or projects receiving federal funding, would bring agriculture to a virtual halt," said Roger Mochnick, chief of the EPA regional ground water section in Seattle. EchoHawk Continued from C1 issues. "I believe in Idaho, the Democratic party has the higher ground on supporting quality education they've got a better record," he said.

He also evoked the civil rights movement of the 1960's. "I'm a benefit of that movement, and I have some very strong feelings about what was done to open the door of opportunity for me," EchoHawk said. EchoHawk is now the front runner in this race, but he hesitated before entering the contest His family was willing to back him, he says, but "I was the one that was struggling and searching for that heart-felt feeling that it was the right thing to do." As attorney general, EchoHawk Filer. Continued from C1 Falls County to have an impact zone. Hempleman said the issue has been burning since before he took office 14 years ago.

But opposition to the idea has faded, and only two people showed up at Tuesday night's meeting in Filer. Those citizens were not against Released Lurain Doty and Joyce Shaffer, both of Burley; Max Coursey and Jesse Hemdon, both of Boise; Peggy Marizza and Amalia Rios, both of Rupert; and Tonya Zollinger of Malta. Births A baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Gillette of Declo; and to Mr.

and Mrs. Juan Garzaof Paul. MINIDOKA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Admitted Celia Torres and Brandon Essig, both of Rupert; and Roy Write of Paul. Released Jan Schut and Isadora Pena, both of Rupert; and Wesley Stoller of Paul. Some names are omitted at patients' request.

Admitted Diana Hayes and Luanagayle Purdy, both of Twin Falls; Kirtus Gaston of Shoshone; Mary Gorton, Stephanie Winslow and Marie Sedano, all of Jerome; and Wilfred Herrett of Filer. Released Sandra Packham of Twin Falls; Desiree Hummel and Marie Sedano, both of Jerome; Amalia Lagunas of Gooding; Viki Osterhout of Burley; and Linda Rector of Buhl. CASSIA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Admitted Norman Asher, Marilyn Gibbons, Gerardo Lagunas and Mol-lie Wolf, all of Burley; Ellen Danner of Albion; Maria Garza of For obituary rate information, call 733-0931, extension 278 confirmed that preliminary findings indicated that the site may have been contaminated with explosive materials from earlier operations. "It's still a little bit early to tell," he said. "(But) it's looking like that is a possibility.

"The bottom line is, it is something that shouldn't have happened. We just have to try to find out what it is and! make sure it doesn happen again, Gardner added. In 10 routine inspections by the state Occupational Safety and Health Ad- ministration since 1985, Trojan hast been cited eight times twice for se-! rious infractions. The last time the plant was inspected' was 20 months ago about the aver-; age inspection interval for such said OSHA administrator Jay Bagley. "As far as I know, they've been very; responsive in trying to correct any problems," he said.

An explosion on Dec. 6, 1981, oblit-j erated a building and carved an 80' foot-wide, 3-foot-deep crater where the building had stood. In April 1987, a pipe exploded in an area salvage yard, killing the man who was feeding the pipe into a giant hydraulic shear. A second man was critically injured, Another blast on Feb. 21, 1989, in- jured five people.

That blast was caused by friction of the paddle of a mixing machine hitting some explo-j sive material that had become mostly: solid in a mixing pot The resultant explosion touched off other mixing pots and a total of 6,000 pounds of explosives detonated. Hoffman and $30,000 from an East' Coast casino operator. The White! House is backing his candidacy and' reporters from papers in Italy and England are vying for his time. Ironically, EchoHawk's spot in! the national spotlight could end up bringing him grief. His Republican; opponent is eager to point out his' close ties to President Clinton.

But EchoHawk isn't about to! apologize for his Washington, D.C. ties. 'Two-thirds of Idaho is owned by the federal government There are several issues where we have to deal with the federal government: water rights to grazing fees, endangered species, nuclear waste, and timber harvest the list goes on and on," he said. commissioners. I If the panel deadlocks as often happens the city decision stands In Filer's case, a member of the city planning and zonine board will be added to make a five-person panel.

Hempleman said the county hopes to eventually change the ap-j peals boards for all cities in order to avoid tie votes. SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) Federal and state investigators on Wednesday probed the debris of explosions that killed one worker and injured two others at the Trojan Corp. plant Arthur E. Dix, 38, died in Tuesday's blasts at an unused building being decommissioned 45 miles south of Salt Lake City near the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon. Jerry Newitt, 41, of Payson, and Larry Bradshaw, 57, of Mapleton, sustained minor injuries after being thrown through the air by concussion from the explosions.

Both were treated at Mountain View Hospital Tuesday afternoon and released. About 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, two quick blasts leveled the three-story building that once was used to mix explosive materials, said Farrell Badger, business systems manager at Trojan. Dix and Bradshaw were inside the building loading an empty ingredient tank onto a backhoe being operated by Newitt. The tank fell off the backhoe's bucket, hit a brick floor, and the explosions followed.

Dix was trapped inside the rubble, but Bradshaw was blown through a window and Newitt was thrown off a piece of machinery by the blasts. It took plant and area firefighters nearly an hour contain the subsequent fire, which filled southern Utah County skies with smoke. Badger knew what kind of explosives had been stored in the unused building, but he declined to provide details. Trojan safety director Rob Gardner had a high-profile job that he enjoyed. Stepping down to seek the governor's office, he says, was "a much riskier proposition this could be the end of public service for Larry EchoHawk." The attorney general says he was torn.

Finally, after three Democrats had already announced their candidacies, EchoHawk got that internal assurance and decided to run. Two of his challengers dropped out to seek other offices. The third former state Sen. Ron Beitelspacher, was pum-meled by EchoHawk in the primary. "I'm thrilled to be the Democratic nominee for governor it's a place I never thought I would be," he said.

EchoHawk is raising big money -including $50,000 from actor Dustin the proposal, but wanted more information, Sheridan said. One change in the Filer impact zone will be the manner in which appeals are handled, Hempleman said. In other cities, if a property-owner appeals a decision in the impact zone, the matter goes before a four-person panel made up of two City Council members and two county Samuel F. Webb KIMBERLY Samuel F. Webb, 81 of Kimberly, died Tuesday, Aug.

23, 1994, at the Mountain" View Care Center in Kimberly. He was born Nov. 10, 1912, in Lehi, Utah, the son of George W. and Elizabeth Whimpy Webb. Mr.

Webb moved to Idaho about 1920, and farmed all his life, retiring in 1977. On Feb. 21, 1958, he married Martha Staley in Twin Falls and the marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple in 1 963. Survivors include his wife, Martha Webb of Kimberly; one son, Corey Webb of Ketchum; two daughters, Lenny (Lloyd) Payne of Twin Falls and Shelly (John) Hofland of Boise; five grandchildren, Eric and Bobbie Payne, Christina Johnson and Sean and Casey Hofland; two greatgrandchildren; three brothers, Wilbert Webb of Riverton, Utah, and Roy and Don Webb, both of Filer; and one sister, EuDora Preston of Declo. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and one sister.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m.. Friday, Aug. 26, 1994, at White tuary in Twin Falls, with Cliff Bradshaw conducting. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Twin Falls. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m.

today and from 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Friday at White Mortuary. Michael Joseph Brown in 1986. She was known for her gentle spirit, compassionate heart and loyal friendship.

While at Lincoln, Kay directed many excellent children musical productions. Kay especially liked a good laugh, a good cry, good music and good friends. She was a member of the Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church and also attended Shalom United Church of Christ. Kay is survived by her husband, Michael Joseph Brown; a daughter, Sarah Kay Werner-Brown; stepchildren, Matthew Michael Brown, Aaron Clark Brown, Sarah Elizabeth Brown 'and Stephen Kenneth Brown; her parents, Art and Vera Crosmer of Twin Falls; and her siblings, Paul Arthur Crosmer of Rogers, Joel Ray Crosmer of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Charity Sue Hiroe of Yamato, Japan, along with their wives, husbands and children. Kay was preceded in death by her first husband, James Werner.

Interment for family took place at the Evergreen Cemetery in Benton City and a memorial service for all to celebrate her life was held Aug. 16 at the Shalom United Church of Christ in Richland, Wash. Pastor Karen Gardner of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Richland officiated. Obituaries Kay L. Brown TWIN FALLS Kay Lois Brown, 40, of Benton City, and formerly of Twin Falls, died Aug.

8, 1994, at Kadlec Medical Center, She was born Sept. 16, 1953, in Powell, to Arthur John and Vera Evelyn Crosmer. Her dad was a Lutheran Pastor and Kay moved xwith her family to Rapid City in 1958, and Sioux Falls in 1970. She attended Concordia College in Paul and graduated in 1975. Kay taught school in Good Thunder and Elk River, and in Twin Falls before moving to the Tri-City area in 1985.

Since then, Kay had worked for the Kennewick School District as a music teacher for most of that time. Kay married frm --m I.

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