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6 Thursday. February 27, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette Chile Too Hot for Joe There's no comfort for Conforte Chile threatens to deport brothel boss The government of Chile wants to detain northern Nevada's former brothel boss Joe Conforte and then deport him as an 'undesirable alien." The folks held hostage at the Japanese ambassador's compound, should have had it so good. In documents filed last week with the U.S. District Court in Reno, the feds say their evidence suggests the Mustang Ranch owner fled to Chile from Brazil, where he is now getting shoui- that South gov- Ac- their type Chile - else, in- gringo - is go- them with Hey, how feel. there, the cold der from unstable American ernment. cording to dictatorial- powers, and nobody cluding a government ing to tell what to do Conforte. Joe. Know you must I've been over the years, more so in the old days, there were more than a few members of the old Tonopah Mafia, including a few south county sympathizers, who would have liked to send me to the moon with a one-way ticket. Hard as Phil and his cozy cohorts tried, they couldn't reserve a seat - hot or cold - for me. Most of them are long gone, although we still have a couple of high-paid hangers on to get rid of before they spoil the barrel of the good decent folks in county government. Interestingly, the documents were filed two days after Joe's stateside mouthpiece's said he would be willing to return from his self-imposed exile to face federal wire and bank- ruptcy fraud charges if guaranteed bail by the feds. Careful Joey, as you should know from their past actions, these guys like to play hard ball, and they make up their own rules as they go along. No way anybody can win against those kind of stacked decks. a handpicked iust outside Reno. BRADSHAW LEARNS TO READ It should come as some small degree of comfort to the good citizens of Nye County - and there's a lot more of them around the county, both north and south, than some people currently in positions of political power may think. Perhaps, I'm giving my adversaries more credit than they deserve, but then, I'd rather overestimate the opposition than underestimate them. I've found, over the years, that it works better for me that way. Maybe I owe our new editor an apology, that revelation about our appointed county mangler (that shoe certainly fits under the fiscal mess he's gotten us into and his real first name ain't even OUie, it's Leslie or should I say Rachel for fear of being accused of gender discrimination - our $100,000 @ Gold Dust Twins are a matched set, aren't they ?) In making that astounding revelation, I really should be apologizing to the new editor of the newspaper for scooping her out of a front page headline. (Sorry about that, C.J.) I got some pretty good sources throughout the Kingdom, which I, of course, would never reveal. But this one I learned from reading today's edition of the big city paper, which now that he's mastered the art of reading, the Bradshaw's pride and joy apparently has discovered some new avenues of communication. Cameron's crafty choices for our resident Mr. and Ms. Bumbles in the Tonopah Taj Mahal, have learned there are newspapers other than the Pahrump Gazette that people read, and which will actually dare to print the truth and not just parrot the party line as it is spoon fed to them. According to the R-J, Bradshaw actually admitted that Nye County's budget outlook is "grim" Give the kid a chance, he'll learn to deal with more than four-letter words and could work his way up to five and substitute broke for grim. Now that we've got a new plain-speaking chairman sitting in the commissioners' catbird seat, he will learn some cow-county skills from Dick Carver who thinks his head wrangler is being "optimistic," to be unusually polite. Bradshaw forecasts static revenues to finance the county's budget of about $16 million that he sail would probably have to be cut by at least $2.8 mil. to get through the year and keep in balance. On the other hand, Carver, the veteran commissioner from Smoky Valley, said his "gut feeling" was double that, $5.6 million. Bumbles, as some of us have taken to calling him, went on to say salary cuts of 5 percent to 10 percent the commissioners made last year in an attempt to keep the budget balanced are scheduled to be restored at the end of the current Fiscal Year, and suspended cost of living allowances to employees also are scheduled to be restored. When questioned by reporters, he reluctantly conceded that his estimates did not include cost overruns at the plagued Nye Regional Medical Center in Tonopah. Whether you L.J n hate him or love him, he won't let you ignore him! bY Joe Richards Ta fromthe F e Kingdom of Nye pad, claimed that the self- Ranch. They seek some $16 unpaid taxes and penalties, dating back for 992. contends he