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6 Thursday, March 13, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette Reprinted by popular demand cians and space a What's the d(fference? A: Space aliens may be do,n-to-carth. I'm glad Governor Bob Miller has gotten the important things out of the way -- dedicating the ET Highway. Now he can get down to trivial matters at hand, like appointing a new Payrump Town Board member. Here's some suggestions that should be considered as prerequisites: 1. Fifteen year veteran of the National Hockey League. 2. Able to say three words succinctly: "Yes," "No," and "Duh." 3. Knows the difference between Town Manager and Mayor. 4. Believes the word "Incorporation" means a new business is coming to town. 5. When he hears the word "Recall" takes his car back to the dealer. Speaking of the ET Highway-- The guv is raining on Roy Neighbors' parade. It was Neighbors that originally proposed the ET Highway aesignation. It passed the legislature, lock, stock and barrel. However, with the guv's backing, the senate called it "frivolous" and took no action. Then the guv got the call from 20th Century ..... Filing to run for the two seats available on the Payrump Town Board (so far) are: William Ballew; Charles Barrett; Charlie Gronda; Jim Lee; Thomas Lorincz. These Board hopefuls are running for a four-year term. Stay tuned, there's still over a month before file deadline -- we could wind up with half of Payrump running. Up Tonopah way, there's not any discontent with the current Town Board. They've been doing a great job and getting down to business and getting things done. There are three seats of four-year terms up for grabs this year. So far, there's only been one filing, that of Mike Truesdell. Does the early-bird get the worm, Mike? Fox to Rachel: "Up yours!" The great dedication of the Extraterrestrial Highway wasn't with- out its disgusting points. Seems 20th Century Fox had a huge tent set up for the "VIP's." Only dignitaries and press were allowed inside the tent. The Governor, Lt. Gov, and stars of the movie were in there i\\;\ along with the press and other"VIP's." Lincoln CountySheriff's \\;, deputies had their orders to keep anyone without these Fox. "The ET Bill? You betcha we'll pass it." So, the guy gets While we're on \\;\ special credentiais outofthe tent. behind the bill and this time it passes. Who's taking all the the subject / Now, there are only 100citizens of Rachel, Nevada. They /were not allowed into the tent to hear the speeches or to [/ participate in the | .... 00--and I don't blame them. This is their ton. Theyshould !!ave been allowed in. to witness the left were dis- gusted wtth the special treatment andleft wn shaking their heads. S :e a & thCae in --hj --untU thisl VOU your It has been said t/tat de- nlocracy is the worst.form oj'gol'ern111ent e.rcept all tire others that have been tried. Target One in ten Americans has surgery every year and despite the large number of Americans who have surgery, patients of- ten do not know what their treat- ment options are, or the risks related to surgical procedures. A new brochure from the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) helps consumers decide whether, when and where to have elective surgery, and encourages them to learn more---including risks and benefits--before undergo- ing these non-emergency proce- dures. Called "Be Informed: Questions To Ask Your Doctor Before You Have Surgery," it is one of a growing number of publications that encourage people to evaluate options be- fore making vital decisions about their health. The surgery brochure lists 12 questions consumers should ask before having surgery. A free copy is available by calling 800-358-9295, or by writ- ing to: CPtClearing--"-""--'house, P.O. Box 8547, Silver Spring, MD 20907. credit -- yup, the guy. Neighbors wasn't even introduced at .... the great "VIP" gathering in Rachel the other day. Heck, he almost wasn't allowed into the tent with the others. Neighbors did this area proud by creating a designation that will help bring tourists into an otherwise unknown territory. The state will set up a special "I Traveled the ET Highway" promotion. It'll start in Tonopah and end in Alamo. Get a vendor's receipt from both ends and you'll get an ET goodie from the state. Good job, Roy. By the way, did you read the Gazette article about Roy two weeks ago? Roy was presented with a special award by the legislature for his bill designating the ET Highway. But the article didn't point out a certain fact about the award that hangs on his wall; it glows in the dark. Neighbors hasn't decided if he'll run for the Assembly just yet -- but the odds are for it. I predict he'll run-- and beat beck out of anyone else who runs against him. Go for the gold, Roy. His interests are for this area -- I say support him all the way. Judge John P. Davis has signed up to run for another term as District Judge. Good. Here's another example of near-perfection. Anyone that wants to run against him can still sign up -- but why waste your time? Davis, in his rulings, has consistently shown compassion where it is called for--and strict hard-time where it is called for. He possesses the common sense to know the difference. In fact, anyone that wants to run against him should read his book, "Scrambles in the Great Basin." A great pocket book discussion of hiking routes in this area. After reading the book, follow its advice and take a hike. Hey, let's not stop here. I can see ahead two-years from now. Here's a "Joe's Exclusive" for Esmeralda County. La Don Murray, current Security Chief at the Station House Hotel/Casino, is going to run for Esmeralda County Sheriff. It's going to be a tight race. Penson is popular but he's going to need to get his department's equipment up- to-date. But Murray and Penson are friends -- they just see things differently about how the department should be run. I believe it will be a "clean" campaign -- but a darn tight race. Might be something in it for Sandy Spicer from what I hear. This popular former deputy is going to be coming out from retirement -- mark my words. Jersey: Patrolman William , was stabbed : to death while investigating a juv00 ce. Ray, Dakota: Chief ofPolice Burkett M. Miller was run over by a yrM a stolen car. Columbus, Geo: Patrolman Charles Edward Osborne, Jr., was shot to death while escorting two youngsters home after curfew. A few examples show the extent of this problem. These are examples from the big cities-- and the rural territories. No cop is safe. WouLd you place yourself in such positions for a lousy $13 to $17 per hour? Neither i Would I. Can't we at least give our deputies our support? by Joe Richards from the Kingdom of Nye Whether you hate him or love him, he won't let you ignore him!