Tucson Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on August 20, 1990 · 1
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A oodbyes Ivy Tucson IncI F pf P Vcrkcrs gat short shrift in buyouts Ferrara gets respect in boxing ring SportslC Monday August 20 1990 i h $ I i i i ! t ! j s i j 4 i t I i f 4 i i l ! j i i I i i i ! Pilots convicted of flying drunk MINNEAPOLIS — Three former Northwest Airlines pilots were found guilty today of flying while intoxicated the first convictions under a new federal law aimed at drinking and drug use in com-" mercial transportation t " A federal jury convicted former pilots Norman Lyle r Prouse SI of Conyers Ga Robert Kirchner 38 of High- ' land Ranch Colo and Joseph Balzer 35 of Antioch Term The felony charge carries a maximum IS years in prison and $250000 fine Sentencing will not be decided until 1 authorities complete a presentence investigation " The three were arrested March 8 after flying a Boeing ' 727 with 91 passengers from ’ Fargo ND to the Twin 4 Cities In tests two hours afterward Kirchner showed a blood-alcohol concentration ' of 006 percent Balzer 008 ' and and Prouse 013 Defense lawyers argued s that the smooth operation of the 40-minute flight showed that the pilots were not impaired by alcohol but Assistant US Attorney Elizabeth de la Vega questioned whether the pilots could have handled an emergency "The law does not require ' that we have to wait for a tragedy to happen before we find someone guilty” she said Removing sliver costs man $3700 LAND O’ LAKES Fla — The next time Jack McElhin-ney gets a splinter he plans to Tuse a first-aid kit” The last sliver has cost him more than ' $3700 to remove v The retired real estate broker was referred to three doctors and underwent surgery under local anesthesia May 3 1 to remove a sliver that was v only a half-inch long McElhinney 57 thought it was a simple procedure but a clerk called before the sur- gery and asked whether he had a will and had signed' an organ donor card - The hospital bill was $317711 The pathologists asked for $19735 The anesthesiologists wanted $400 “I haven’t gotten the surgeon's bill yet They’ll proba-" bly deliver that in a Brinks truck” he said Compiled by Mike Chesnick from wire services f :' TiPP" 1 ""Jaawe ’ Supervisors setting property tax rate How much will you be paying in property taxes next year? The Pima County supervisors will set a tax rate today and in tomorrow’s Tucson Citizen they will talk about what it means for you — i The asphalt’s a-meltin1 1 Abandon ship Herb! J Scuttle the Yugo I And wade to the curb! Don T Tarry j Partly cloudy and pretty ' nice Highs today and tomor- row in the mid- to upper 90s j and lows near 70 Yesterday’s high 85 Overnight low 70 Coirlete weather C3 A Gannett Newspaper The Associated Press Iraq said today it has moved Western hostages to all vital military targets making good on its threat to use them as human shields against a potential American attack The message came after Iraqi officials warned their own people not to hide foreigners or they would face the "severest punishment” Iraq had threatened over the weekend to use the 3000 trapped Americans and thousands of other FBI hunting man in Shaner killing Retiring agent hopes to solve '73 slaying of Tucson woman ByGABRIELLEFIMBRES Citizen Staff Writer News of Leesa J o Shaner s abduction and murder exploded through Tucson 17 years ago launching one of the most intense investigations in Arizona history For 17 years the killer or killers have stumped the sleuths Few bits of evidence were found No arrests have been made But today FBI agents are on the lookout for a former Arizona man who may know exactly what happened to Leesa Jo The 22-year-old woman was abducted from her car at the Tucson International Airport parking lot at about 10 pm on May 29 1973 She had driven alone to the airport to meet her husband Gary who was arriving on a flight from San Francisco He was returning from Okin- For every crime there Is victim But In some cases the guilty go undetected Despite years of investigation some crimes remain unsolved Detectives continue to search hoping for any break that will bring the perpetrator to Justice Today the Tucson Citizen begins series -of stories on cases that have baf’ied the experts TUSD classes begin smoothly By LARRY COPENHAVER Citizen Staff Writer Fewer registration workers and procrastinating students threw a hitch into the start of classes today in Tucson Unified School District About 57000 students will attend fall classes in TUSD southern Arizona’s largest public school district ! Despite registration-related problems and the district’s first start of classes before Labor Day ’district officials said the start-up went relatively smoothly The earlier start coincides with 4 the beginning of school in most ‘ other area districts Catalina Foothills School District due to construction has delayed classes until Sept 4 Marana Unified and Flowing Wells Unified started classes Friday Catalina High School 3645 E Pima St sent some students home TUSD Contmued3A US says at least 1 2 Americans moved foreigners as human shields and today’s statement by the official Iraqi News Agency said some had already been scattered at the target sites The agency monitored in Nicosia quoted a spokesman for the Iraqi National Council as saying: “Iraq’s foreign guests have been in fact moved to all vital installations and military targets They have awa where he had been stationed with the Air Force and recently been discharged Shaner mother of two small children told her father she wanted to meet her husband alone It had been months since the two had been together But the reunion never took - place Shaner’s abandoned car was found in the parking lot her purse in the back seat On Sept 16 1973 1 10 days after her disappearance Shaner’s nude skeleton was found buried in a desert wash in a remote section of the Fort Huachuca Army base 70 miles southeast of Tucson FBI agents believed she had been raped and strangled by somone who lived at the fort ’ Agents interviewed about 1000 men stationed at the fort Gregory Richard Barker was one man never interrogated t f ’ s Lawrence H Bagley senior agent in the Tucson FBI office said Barker has been wanted for questioning in the slaying since 1983 "He’s the best suspect we have who we haven’t ruled out” Bagley said Barker who was 26 at the time was a lieutenant at the fort’s intelligence school On Oct 31 1973 one month after Shaner’s remains were found Barker was discharged from the Army Since then Bagley knows Barker 17-YEAR continued2A & - Shaner DETOUR TO DORM — Classes begin at the University of Arizona on Thursday so many students started moving into theirdormitory rooms over the weekend Yesterday Stephanie Widmir a junior 1990 Tucson Citizen Analysts and military experts say a gulf war is inevitable 3A been provided with all modern facilities and they are all in good physical condition” The three-line dispatch provided no further details but the US State Department said at least 12 Ameri GARY GAYNORTucson Citizen Eric Vanderford fills up in Nogales Prices bad here? T ry tourist towns By CARLA McCLAIN Citizen Staff Writer If you are fuming over rising gas prices in Tucson try filling up in the countryside where already high - pump costs are jumping at nearly twice the rate as in the city It is a situation beginning to cause outrage and hardship for people who depend sblely on these rural gas stations In the popular outback towns of southern Arizona — tourist targets cans and some other foreigners were taken from hotels in Kuwait’s capital and moved to undisclosed locations The Americans were staying at the Hyatt Hflton and International hotels The 12 include men women and at least one family said a US official who did not know if any children were among them Earlier today President Bush de Gas prices may rise lOf more Gannett News Service Expect to pay more at the gasoline pump this week Prices are primed to rise fueled by rising crude oil prices and the end of a week of price freezes Gasoline futures rocketed Friday to 9597 cents a gallon up 8ya cents a jump of 91 percent That is one of the bi jumps since the 1979Prisis said Tom KlozaPrice In-formationjce And it is boundjgufect prices at the added Prices have been kept artificially low because of political pressure “I think people are in for a very very rude awakening” he said Look for gasoline prices to rise by about 10 cents a gallon this week said Donald Ratajc-zak director of the Economic such as Patagonia Sonoita BIsbee andTombstone — a stop for gas can 4 cost you from $130 to more than $140 for a gallon of regular unleaded And at least one station owner i predicts those prices are going to jump at least three cents more by the end of this week Most rural stations report raising their prices around 10 to 12 cents a gallon since Iraq invaded Kuwait terrifying the oil-dependent United States That compares with an aver led a luggage-hauling procession that included herparents Marcia and Robert Widmir of Phoenix Widmir was among students moving into Coronado Hall Home Edition35 cents manded that Iraq release all foreigners detained in Iraq and Kuwait and for the first time he referred to them as hostages “There can he little doubt that whatever these innocent citizens are called they are in fact hostages” he said in a speech to war veterans in Baltimore Also today two senior UN officials headed for Baghdad to urge Iraq to free foreigners held captive in Kuwait and Iraq UN Secretary- 1RAQIS continued3A Forecasting Center at Georgia State University Among the reasons: Crude oil prices continued higher West Texas Intermediate crude the US benchmark grade spiked $127 Friday to settle at $2863 a barrel — highest since December 1985 There are 42 gallons in a barrel of crude and each $ 1-a-bar-rel increase theoretically means a rise of 23 cents a gallon at the pump Crude ofl is now about $7 a barrel above levels before Iraq invaded Kuwait The average retail price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline has risen 136 cents Gasoline inventories ard far below last year’s The American Petroleum Institute said US inventories are 211 GAS continued2A age increase of about eight cents a gallon in Tucson (to $116 for regular unleaded self-serve) and six 4 cents a gallon in Phoenix (to $115) according to Arizona Automobile Association surveys j The situation is forcing some rural folk to boycott their local gas ' stations others to simply walk j “We are absolutely adamant about it We’re just not going to buy ' our gas here any more” said Mildred Brown longtime resident - RURAL continued2A RICK WILEYTucson Citizen t i & ' T V

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