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2 Thursday, May 1,1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette The Pahrurap Valley Gazette, formerly known as the Death Val- ley Gateway Gazette, (USPS 709- 230), established July 22, 1983, adjudicated as a legal newspaper of general circulation July 10, 1985, is published weekly on Thursday by Gold field Group Pub- lishers, Inc. Editorial, production, and advertising offices at the Val- ley View Plaza, 1330 Hwy. 160, Ste. 3, Pahrump, Nevada 89048. Telephone 702/727-5583 or FAX 702/72%7192. Second-clas post- age paid at Pahrump, Nevada and additional mailing offices. Post- master: send address changes to The Pahrump ValleyGazette, P.O. Box 97795, Las Vegas, Nevada 89193. For billing or subscrip- tion inquiries please telephone 8001682.2640. Cope, rights: No part of this publication may be copied or reproduced by any means without the express written per- mission of the Publishers. Included are photos, stories, staffproduced advertisements, columns, cartoons and all other materials. All rights reserved by The Pahrump Valley Gazette. i Editorial Policy Opinions of the Pahrump Valley Gazette columnists are their own and do not necessar- ily reflect those of the Gazette staff or management. Letters Policy We weicole letters to the editor. Letters must be signed, with the writer's address and telephone number included. Unsigned letters will not be published. Short, concise let-[ tees are preferred. Letters will | be edited for length and libel. [ I Mail to 1330 Hwy. 160,[ ]mb.!S uite 3' Pahrump, NV 89048 [ Pahrump Valley Gazette Member: Nevada State Press Association Baker Chamber of Commerce Beatty Chamber of Commerce Death Valley Chamber of Commerce Pahrump Chamber of Commerce Tonopah Chamber of Commerce We're part of your COttHtHIlsit .00mta00 J nat. 4/14. t,I, ILILII Ill- 41/ll- 4,1,1,11,11 W- a/n- ltRn,14 m. 4/11- Ittl, Rx, n ID 4/21- 4,L1LII, N IN- 4/11- 4,1,12,tLU  1, n, 211, IL 14 4'TT 0 I W'- 4/'B, LI,1O, N,41,4HI IB- 41/10- l, 11, N, It 40, 44 For Lette Hmn?rs Bill corn e00-4242 Charles Brown General Store !""' "="' t I o,a o ,,, to o m,, I Lights for Little League not a devisive issue by Patti Babcock "We don't want this to become a Little League versus the Town issue," Little League Safety Manager Manuel Gonzalez said at a special Pahrump Town Board meefi ng Tuesday evening. "We've never asked the town for any financing except mainte- nance for the field," he said. Little League President Sally Holzer said the whole issue of lighting the ball field at the Sportsplex has been blown out of proportion. All Little League officials are asking for is adjust- ment and cleaning for the existing lights at the Sportsplex, not a new lighting system. Their comments were in response to Board member Gary Hollis' statement that his phone has been ringing off the hook (since published stories last week that lighting at the Sportsplex did not meet Little League requirements). He said seniors are upset and want to know when the town will do something for them. A lot of money has been spent on the Sportsplex, and "it's a growing problem with something every time we turn around." Other board members said they had also been contacted by unhappy citizens. Holzer asked to have YESCO, a Las Vegas sign company, return to adjust the lights. An earlier adjustment that cost $1600 did not appear to do the job. At last week' s Town Board meeting, she had said that cleaning the lights would also increase the candle power. Board member Steve Rainbolt said the lighting appears to be a maintenance problem. Jim Herndon concurred. He helped with the original planning of the Sportsplex and said he checked with Little League to assure compliance with their standards. Herndon, an electrician by trade, said one problem is the lights are not designed for the entire field, but for a 300 foot radius fence. If adjusted to these parameters, he says the lights will meet Little League requirements and should also be adequate for adult softball and soccer. Herndon said due to the high winds bolts on the lighting equipment need to be tightened and the lights adjusted at least annually. Board member Bob Little suggested naintenance for the lights should be added to the budget. Finally, Rainbolt made a motion to have the lights adjusted with a maximum expenditure of $2,500. It passed 5-0. 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Sunset Rd. smoke detectors report far less fires than ime without? "Smoke detectors discover some fires so early that they can be controlled by the ocoupants hout involving the fire depmlment. The more signBcant factor is lhe impact of the smoke detectors in detecting fires eady so that people are able to control tlm." (National Fire Protection Association - NFPA Journal - October 1994) The Fdct l& . , Most deadly fir98 occur in the home: *76% of aft structures rims are Residential ( 13 Million a year) '80% of all Fire Deaths (mostly children) occurred in home (4,000 annua,y) "S4,e4s,ooo,ooo.oo (almost S5 Bimon) in residant damage  suffered armaRy "99% of residential fires (non-amon) start whon people ere home *83% of all fires start between 7 a.rn. and 10 p.rn. Whom i e Puts Out 13 MHflon resi Rres Each Year? *Woman put out 50% of aft house fires *Man  30% of all house rims *Children, Neighbors and passers-by put out 12% *Rre Deparh'nen extingui 8% can you prolect your fmily 8rid home when: *in 4 minutes a fire can engulf a home *In 2 to 5 mioutes a rno home can bum to the ground. i)efend Youm Data compiled from the U.S. Fe Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Data Center, National Fire Prot Association, Atlanta Journal  Constitution and  Commission for a Fire Safe Georgia Esteblished 1981 Publisher Goldfield Group Publishers, Inc. Reporter/ PhotoQraDher; Patti Babcock C. Michael Carlson Andy Holtmann Production Director Dann Weeks Production/C.,oD_ v Editor Ann Smart Pete Peters Don Groner Production Kevin J. Simpson Teresa Stanton Gina Moore Photograohy Ethel Messer Bruce Stevenson Advertisin_o Director Carlton McCaslin Ann Nusbaum Secretary Beverly Sacca Resident Agent/ Controller ,'Made Lapdore &amlamlll Circulation Angie Lapdore, Adrnin. Asst. Leavitt. Distribution Desert Weher S00k00ris!iiii! ;iii ::: : : ::tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii i:: iiii::i:.ii!!!iiii!i::ii: .ii":::iiiiiiiiil Weather Forecast North and Central Nevada Friday through Sunday...No precipitation and wartner during the day. Lows in the 20's to mid 30's. Highs in the 50"s and 60's, to near 70 in the west. Southern Nevada Friday through Sunday...No precipita- tion. Lows in the mid 40's to mid 60's. Highs in the upper 60's to mid 80's. Death Valley Friday...Partly cloudy in the afternoon and evening...otherwise mostly clear and windy. Lows in the 50's and highs in the mid 70's to lower 80's. Saturday and Sunday...Mostly clear. Lows from the lower 60' s with highs in the 80's. 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