Daily Press from Victorville, California on May 21, 1984 · 1
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Daily Press from Victorville, California · 1

Victorville, California
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Monday, May 21, 1984
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VICTOR VALLEY h Monday’s Answer Has the Sovlat boycott of the Olympics affected your plans to attend them? (Asked at Safeway in Victorville) Joa Kuykendall Victorville I think the boycott will have a great effect ea the Interest 1 thick it will canoe me to watch lees ea televloioa They’re Just doing tt became Carter did tt Troy Rlehardeon Vletorvlllo I’m etlll trying to go down there (to the Games) I've got a Mend picking np tickets today As far as the Russian the lees of them the better Let them stay home Unde Dobyns Vletorvlllo I had no plans to go I think the boycott Is real rotten but it's typical It mold hurt TV IH stlO watch but it won’t be astatarsstbig Rlek Bulman Vletorvlllo I wasn’t planning to attend the Games anyway The boycott makes me kind of proud of the United States became the big reason they didn’t want to come was they were afraid of the freedom we offer It's sad for the Russian athletes They are the victims Dr Ken Newton Vletorvlllo No I’m not going I moved np here to get away from the mess Ill watch It on TV I expected the boycott became of what happened four years ago © Lorle Zender Vletorvlllo I wasn’t going anyway hot I’ll still watch on TV It Just bothers me that because of politics countries back out Kremlin says It’s placed extra submarines off US coastline Retaliation for deployment of NATO missiles MOSCOW (AP) - Soviet Defeme Minister Dmitri F Ustinov said Sunday that the Kremlin has increased the number of uudear-armed submarines off American shores as tt vowed to do after NATO started deploying new missiles in Europe Ustinov told the official news agency Tsas that President Reagan was “drawing the world into another nuclear arms race’’ He said Reagan’s hard-line policies had made arms control talks impossible and would never wring concessions from the Soviets Any nuclear attack an the Soviet bloc Ustinov said would bring “Immediate and inevitable’’ retaliation against the United States and Western Europe Ustinov said the Soviet Union could not ignore NATO's deploy-mod of 873 new nudesr-tipped Pershing 2 and cruise in Western Europe which started late last yepr He said far the first time in public ©at Moscow had carried out the vow it made last November to respond by increasing the nuclear threat to the United States "We have increased the number of our submarines with nuclear missiles aboard off the coasts of the UAA”hesakL "In terms of their characteristics — yield accuracy tha ability to reach targets on the territory of the United States and the flight time to target — Soviet sea based missiles create a —iii4inii to the throat equal to that which is posed to us-and our allies by tha American missiles in Europe” he added Ustinov pbo reaffirmed prevteus Soviet threats that "in case of further growth of the American nuclear missile potential in Etrope we will accordingly increase the number of SS-90 missiles in the European part of the USSR” The Soviet Union earlier had announced it was installing new missiles in East Germany in Chechoslovakia “Thanks to the measures we are taking the military balance is bring restored but at a higher level” Ustinov told Tass "Washington leaders should not hypnotise themselves that with the help of new "—— or new plans for the establishment of a ‘comprehensive anti-missile defense of the U&A' it is possible to make the Soviet -Union agree to unilateral concessions” he said “These are futile hopes" he added “tt is high time for the United States to change its policy toward the Soviet Union’’ The Soviets broke off arms reduction talks after the NATO deployment began Ustinov on Sunday dismissed American offers to resume the talks as "mere words” belied by actions such as the continued push to develop the MX missile “Is that a road toward agreement?” Ustinov asked “Talks are impossible on such a basis” NATO said it was imtalling the missiles in Britain West Germany Italy Belgium and the Netherlands to counter recently installed Soviet SS-2D missiles Ustinov claimed President Reagan and other Western leaders wen keeping silent about the increased risk the missiles pose to their own countries City’s oldest By David Stratton Didly Press Bylaws Writer VICTORVILLE - The curtain fell for file final time Sunday night at the El Rancho the city’s oldest movie theater after 34 years of operation Juanita Kamm of Western Amusement Company owner of the El Rancho cited slumping revenues as the reason for die dosing “Then Just wasn’t any business” she old “We haven’t any immediate dans for the building we may sell it we may lease it The closing was something we didn’t anticipate” Western Amusement which operates 11 other theaters had leased the El Rancho to Entertainment Centers of America (EGA) which also operates The Movies theater on Palmdale Road According to Kamm it was EGA’s Duck discharged Donald Duck receives his honorable discharge marshal for the parade recognized Sgt Duck's papers from Lieutenant General Arthur E Brown 43 years of service to the Army His military during ceremonies at the 25th Annual Torrance career began at the tender age of 7 with the Armed Forces Day Parade Brown grand 1941 World War II film 'Donald Gets Drafted' County population jobs may double by year 2000 m "The second largest level of By KATHY ROBBINS Dally Press Staff Writer VICTOR VALLEY - By the year 2000 Victorville’s population is expected to increase 80 percent while population in the rest of the county will more than double according to a recently released Southern California Association of Governments report Since 1972 SCAG has issued new growth forecasts for a six-county area every three years The study covers the counties of San Bernardino Riverside Imperial Change Los Angeles and Orange For the entire six-county region SCAG predicts an increase in population from 115 million people in 1900 to 1475 million in the year 3000 “This increase — S2 million — people or 28 percent — is equal to adding another city the size of Los SAngeles to the region” reeds the report Figures for Hesperia disputed HESPERIA - The Hesperia Recreation and Park District board of directors agreed recently to ask the state to recbeck official population figures for Hesperia The district will ask the state Department of Statistics to reevaluate a recently-published conclusion that Hesperia is experiencing a growth rate of slightly more than 3 percent At a May 9 board meeting district administrator Carl Clark questioned that figure noting that both Victorville and Adelanto have recently shown much greater growth rates theater closes decision to dose the theater Theater manager Pat Stump who worked at the El Rancho for 16 years said the changing downtown business district and lack of parking were the main causes of the lack of business “If you could pick the building up and move it to the west end of town we'd have had no problems" she said The El Rancho opened at Sixth and C streets to a capacity crowd on June 28 1959 The premier featured William Bendix in “Kill the Umpire” and a travelogue “in full color” The original 979eat theater was remodeled in 1976 and split into twin theaters Last year the El Rancho changed its format to Spanish titled and dubbed films but later returned to films in English On its final day of operation the El Rancho closed its ticket office and offered free admission And as the population increases regional employment is expected to grow by 2 million Jobs a 38 percent increase between 1980 and 3000 Most of the growth is expected to take place in Los Angeles and Orange counties with the remaining counties “expected to have strong employment growth” Population in San Bernardino County is expected to grow by 651700 people from 883900 in 1980 to 154 million in the year 3000 According to the SCAG report “future growth is expected to continue to be concentrated in the southwestern portion of the county particularly with the expected stimulation of employment growth that will result from a proposed expansion of the Ontario Airport” In the desertmountain areas of San Bernardino and Riverside counties SCAG expects most of the growth to take place around the cities of Palm Springs and Indio Clark said Hesperia's population growth is now lumped together with all other unincorporated areas of the county leading to a misrepresentation of Hesperia’s true growth rate If this imbalance continues much longer Clark said “there is a possibility we would have to turn tax dollars generated in our district back to the state” That would occur when the taxing population base becomes somewhat larger than what the state says is Hesperia's correct allocation based on its growth figures Claik said El Salvador's President-elect Jose Duarte met with President Reagan today in Washington See A3 Photo ASSOCMWPHKSS growth — 116000 people — is in the San Bernardino Desert which includes the cities of Barstow and Victorville” the report states The report also predicts strong employment growth in San Bernardino County In I960 there were 293800 Jobe in the county By the year 3000 SCAG projects an increase of 308600 new Jobs for a total of 603400 Jobs “The largest employment sectors in San Bernardino County are government at 19 percent of the total wage and salary employment retail also at 19 percent and services with 18 percent” reads the report The largest employment gains are expected to occur in the desert areas of Los Angeles County in the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale In the Victor Valley employment is expected to increase from 51300 Jobs in 1960 to 94900 Jobs by the year 2000 for an average annual increase of 42 percent according to the SCAG report As San Bernardino County grows about 109400 acres will be converted to urban activities according to SCAG “The county would rank second after Los Angeles in the total amount of 'urban land and the 79 percent increase over the next two decades would be second only to Riverside’s rate of expansion” reads the report More than two-thirds of the projected new land development would be for residential development Close to 17000 acres or about 15 percent of all new urban land would be for commercial and manufacturing activities GOOD AFTERNOON It's Monday May 21 1984 Suspected killer dies in shootout with police AS e Lakers one game away from series championship A6 e Lawyers CPAs claim majority of J David assets A9 Group accuses El Salvador government of murder A16 Business A9 ClassifiedAn ComicsAlO CommunityA5 Dear Abby All Horoscope A IS ObituariesA2 OpinionA4 SportsAS Stocks A9 World Briefs A3 Classified Ads243-2233 Orcuiation245-UM

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