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2 Thursday, May 15,1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette The Pahrump Valley Gazette, fornrly 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 Goldfield Group Pub- lishers, Inc. Editorial, production, and advertising offices at the Val- ley View Plaza, 1330 Hwy. 160, Ste. 3, Pabrump, Nevada 89048. Telephone 702/727-5583 or FAX 702/727-7 i 92. Second-class post- age paid at Pabrump, Nevada and additional mailing offices. Post- master: send address changes to The Pahrump Valley Gazette, P.O. Box 97795, Las Vegas, Nevada 89193. For billing or subscrip- tion inquiries please telephone 800/692-2640. Copyrights: No part of this publication may he copied or reproduced by any means without the express written per- mission of the Publishers. Included are photos, stories, staff produced ! adveflisements, columns, caoons and all other materials. All fights reserved by The Pahrump Valley Gazette. 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 welcome 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 Unsigned letters will not be published.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- ters are preferred. Letters will be edited for length and libel. Mail to 1330 Hwy. 160, Suite 3, Pahmmp, NV 89048 NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEVADA Friday through Sunday...Chance of afternoon and evening thun- Cooling trend with highs Friday in the 80s cooling to the 70s to lower 80s Sunday. Lows in the 40s. SOUTHERN NEVADA Friday throngh Sunday..Dry and continued warm except for a slight chance of oon and evening thunderstorms over the mountains. Lows in th= mid 6( to mid 70s. Highs in the 90s to near 105. DESF, RT AREAS Friday: Mostly clear, except partly cloudy in the afternoon and evening with a slight chance of showers and thunderstornt.s over northern de.sea. Lows: Owens Valley, mid 40s m lower 50s; lower 70s in southern . Highs: Owens Valley, lower 90s; to 105 in soutlw.m deserts. Saturday and .mday Mostly clear, except partl]f cloudy in the aD.crnoon aad evening with a slight  of showersand thunderstover northern deserts. Lows: Owens Valley upper 40s to mid 50s; mid 70s in southern deserts. Highs:  Valley, upper 80s to lower 90s; to 102 in souflma deserts. Fire forces Manse evacuation by Geoff Kreis Students were evacuated from Manse Elementary School Tuesday when a power outage and two separate circuit board fires occurred, forcing the school to close. The commotion began around 1 l a.m. when a contractor apparently backed a utility truck ! into an electrical pole causing a ] ' wire to snap. Nearly 24,000 ]  volts surged into the school, blowing out circuit panels and I cutting off power. I "When teachers alerted me -  of the fire, we evacuated stu- dents and pulled the alarm," said i Dale Norton, principal of the school. "We extinguished the fwe as soon as possible. Luckily no one was hurt." School officials relocated the children to Petrack Park, where they finished the rest of their school day. Parents helped teachers by supervising the children at the park. An employee from Smith's supermarket even went so far as to bring Gatorade for the children to drink. "We had a very quick response time," said Norton. "The people all pitched in and helped out. The fire chief even complemented us." Classes were scheduled to resume Thursday. "All the elec- tricity will be up and running other than the fire system," said Norton. "We're not sure if it will be running by the time classes resume." If the fu'e sys- tem is not working the school : will alert children with blowhorns from hall monitors that will be keeping an eye on the school. At presstime, there was no estimate of the cost of repairs. Most of the damage was contained to the electrical system which was recently installed at a cost of nearly $20,000. Earlier Tuesday, around 7a.m., the school had a water main break which was repaired by 10a.m. Presents... The Home Fireman GRAND OPENING $ Introductory Offer Iff5 $29995 N TIME IS CRITICAL, The Home Fireman TM Provides: *emergency reaction center for your family's "action plan" in a crisis ,permanent location for fire extinguisher known to all family members. .removable, 1-A:10-B:C rated extinguisher for liquid and electrical fires. 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