The Santa Fe New Mexican from Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 11, 1988 · 1
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The Santa Fe New Mexican from Santa Fe, New Mexico · 1

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Sunday, September 11, 1988
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THE Just a doggone o r. 6 r , sC .. fl . -y. . - r m J? $&- wmsffW m . '?' V- " . Jom Martinez hasa Iwd time V Pet Parade on Saturday, a highlight of weekend La Fiesta da Santa Fa activities. The 4-year-old b accompanied along: the parade route N.Y.Tbnea News Service YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyb. -Two Cabinet officials made an inspection tour of this fire-ravaged area Saturday as five communities in and around the park, including Mammoth Hot Springs, the National Park Service headquarters here, wer e being evacuated in the face of wind-whipped wildfires. More than 1,000 people were evacuated in 'what was described as the worst day for firefighting efforts Since the -first blazes broke out three months ago. . , . Its a disaster, Interior Secretary Donald P. Hodei said as he and Agriculture Secretary Richard E. Lyng walked through the charred, lifeless landscape in the park, several miles from the tourist town of W est Yellowstone, MonL 1 think its devastating, and weve rally seen part of it. ETs living in NM? Not likely, investigators say By KAY BIRD and SIEVE TERRELL Tlie New Mexican Staff This past week, supermarket shoppers across the nation and in Santa Fe have been confronted by Nfc ' The tabloid a tabloid headline screaming UFO Base Found in New Mexi co. The headline summarizes the main story of the Sept. 20 issue of the Weekly. World News, a publication that shares facilities with the National Enquirer ' The story gets to the point A ' , 1 t , "t ; parade $ . - 1 i - ' keeping Ns.eyes open Airing the Changes likely in federal bum policy Fire in the park seemed to be- everywhere at once, and officials could not keep up with reports, of areas threatened by the Mazes. Because of the confusion and the threat to park headquarters, reports were sketchy. Deputy Defense Secretary William Howard , Taft IV, who was on the inspection . tour, announced that the Marine Craps was sending 1 two battalions 1,200 men from Camp Pendleton, Calif., to Join the 2,400 Army troops in the firefighting ranks. About 200 Canadians experienced in fighting forest fires will arrive In the next few days. Approximately 8,500 regular quickly. Diabolical invaders from another solar system have set up a secret underground base in the rugged mountains of - northern New .Mexico jio they can shanghai human guinea pigs for bizarre genetic experiments. "And, shockingly, the U.S. and a heat of other nations are involved in a colossal coverup of the horrifying story because they were hoodwinked into okaying the loathsome tests during a scries of incredible face-to-face meetings with the extraterrestrial fiends." The story goes on to say that the evil spacemen" operate on or near an Apache Indian reservation near Duke, N. Mex. Should a smart supermarket shopper waiting in the checkout line believe that? No, said an investigator who once was paid by the state to investigate unidentified flying objects and cattle mutilations in northern New Mexico. No, said the top UFO expert" who is quoted throughout the tabloid's story. He said he was never interviewed by the tabloid and knows notMng of the Duke space base, although he said such See Extraterrestrial on Page A-2 SANTA FE ; Ti . V I . Urite TalUatTbe New UtxicM by Ns younger sister, MiqueKa Marie, and their 2-month-oid puppy. Snuggles. Story, more Fiesta photos snd a schedule of today's activities, Page B-1. ; . " See Changes on Page A-2 EAwiS VMkMhoflTlM New MesSwi Armed Bureau of Land Management rangers Stephen Fleming, left, and Pete Steele cut marijuana Saturday on BLM land west of Cuba, N.M. The plants were growing on an illegal pot plantation that surveyors discovered earlier in the week. a. -s' w . A , 1 -. . ; : . ' . 1 ,-v firefighters from around the country are already here. All roads and entrances were dosed to visitors Saturday, and reporters had to travel in convoys escorted by park personnel. Were making sure people dont get into situations they cant get out of, said a Yellowstone spokeswoman. The characterization of the fire as a disaster by Hodei marks a departure for the Park Service. Until now, they have referred to the fires as a natural phenomenon, a rejuvgpatkm of the park's natural systems. A review of National Park Service policy on fighting wildfires will likely lead to changes after this years devastating fires in the West, Hodei said. "The policies are under review, Hodei told . . its lofty By STEVEN V. ROBERTS N.Y.Thees News Service WASHINGTON - The growing debate in the capital and on the campaign trail, over the cost of President Reagans anti-missile pro- Analysis gram is in many ways a debate over whether Reagan's dreaita will ever be fulfilled. On Capitol Hill, experts say that by slicing its future budget requests for the spacehased . anti-missile shield, the administration is now admitting what Congress has already decided: The country Cannot ' afford the elaborate defense system that Reagan has made a centerpiece of his military policy. ; ' -But thFWWte House linsMtsthaf the projected budget cuts would not undermine his long4erm plans. The program is qn track; there's a full commitment to it; there's, no drawback whatsoever" said a senior administration official. The anti-missile program has long been a major point of contention' between Vice President George Bush and Gov. Michael Dukakis of' Massachusetts, the Democratic nominee. . - . But the debate was stepped up this week when Lt. Gen. James A. Abrahamson, the chief of the strate-.gic defense program, told The New York Times that the Pentagon was preparing a .request that would eliminate $1 billion from the budget ' for the anti-missile program mfisuJ year 1990, and up to $10 Mllfon by 1994. The general said the money - Vould be saved not by altering the basic character of the system but by simplifying the design of the weapons that are part of it . The senior administration official emphasized that view, saying the issue "basically comes down to' efficiency and research into new technology." Therefore," the official added, estimated costs may not be as Technology, weather hamper war on drugs By PIERRE LAROCHE The New Mexican Staff New Mexico's vast public lands have been a haven for. marijuana growers for years. The long arm of the law has never beenjong enough to cover all the remote stretches Of state and federal land. This year two factors are stretching law-enforcement agencies even further the unusually wet weather and new agricultural technology. The federal Bureau of Land Management on Saturday escorted journalists on a guided tour of a recently discovered marijuana plantation in northern New Mexico to illustrate the problem. Fra the first time .in the state, the BLM has a policy to pay more attention to the cultivation of marijuana on public lands, said Associate State Director Monte Jordan. Surveyors stumbled upon the illegal plantation Sept. 2, about 12 miles north of Linderth and just a few hundred yards away from the Jkarilla Apache Reservation. BLM agents set up surveillance, hoping the growers might return. Special Agent Dale Tunnell said. Although the plantation had 200 plants at one time, investigators assume that the growers were scared off by the surveyors and qukldy harvested about 120 plants still about a $120,000 potential " V - i t. i ,,t t-. , - t "s ' 7 . . ; Retracing - ' . , , syH'J"' ' n '.V"' ' .: .i.- - . .r-S -- - ' . .5 ? ?" 'j' ? v' " Living V' -v Page 0-1 status great as anticipated. Y ; But to congressional experts. congressional experts, Reagan's original plan for a shield against enemy missiles has now been fundamentally reduced. Some experts are even skeptical that the; slimmeddown version of the defense shield will ever be deployed. .. ; "It is clear that early deployment is dead, said Sen. J. Bennett Johnston, a Louisiana Democrat and a leading critic of any version of the Star Wars program. We. have seen this coming for some time. In spite of the administration's ' expressed fealty to Star Wars, it U clear they've put a more practical , eye on the thing. This js a dear restructuring of theHTrpgram described -as non-, restructuring, said James T. Bruce fit; a defense aide to Johnston. " Even before Abrahamsons com-. menfs on the anti-missile shield, the future of the program had become deeply enmeshed in the presidential campaign. Two weeks ago; Bush expressed growing concern about the ultimate cost of the weapons-system, partly because Dukakis has assailed the program as an example of Pentagon waste. And Democrats suspect that the vice president's comments reflected the emerging administration policy. . I think Bush has had briefings on this thing by Carlucd," said Johnston, referring to Secretary - of Defense Frank Cl Carlucd. I think he had Ms people take a dose look at this tMng, and they know that . this business of early deployment is insanity. At' the moment, the debate is-. . being Shaped by two different and, at ; times, contradictory sets - of - pressures. As Bu$h's statement indicates, budget constraints have forced the .. Pentagon to take a harder look at long-range spending plans. . An agreement reached by administration officials and congressional .See Star Wars on Page A-3 Airborne drug smuggling on the rise in New Mexi co. Page B-1 profit leaving about 80 plants, Tunnell said. But what growers left behind giyes investigators an indkation of what they are up against. Not only' did they leave some plants, they also left )lumbing used to irrigate the crops. More of the technology 'that 1 weve seen on the West Coast is moving this way, Tunnell said. The BLM find was a small organized See Technology on Page A-2 Late Paper: Phone 964-0363 Classified ads: Phone 962-4451 Sr I N'S I D E Five Sections, 42 Pages 139th Year, issue No. 255 Ann Landers . C-5 Horoscope. . C-5 City state Section B Movies C-4 Classified Section 'E Nation. .A-3.B-4-6 Comics .-. . Inside Obituaries. . . B-2 Crossword. . . C-5 Sports. . SectionD Editorial . . : A -5.7 Television . . . .C-5 El Diano B-2 - Weather B-2 Etcetera. 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