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6 Thursday, August 7, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette A long engagement gives those who are madly ht h, ve a chance to become sanely in love heJbre they marry. 'Money is the answet: Go get money. Boxing promoter Don Kin durino a recent leclure to students at the ttarvard l,a School. The t'uturc at- torneys were moved to a slandn oation. ii Tonopah bashing is alive and well in Payrump I don't necessarily go out of my way to stick up for Tonopah. Our neighbor to the north gets quite a bit from the county coffers. The fast- growing Payrump seems to take its knocks from the north as much as Tonopah gets its knocks from the south. Or, is this true? I notice that local officials are complaining because "Tonopah got the money again" when it came to the $200,000 state grant for the Tonopah Historic Mining Park. Payrump showed up to try and wrestle some of the pork from the state and only wound up with about $70,000. They darn near lost that because they whined so much about Tonopah. (Yes, that's a fact). There's something to be said here. The folks in Tonopah had their act together. They showed up and presented the legislative council facts and figures. They had a complete package of maps, graphs, proposals, recommendations and plans for keeping track of each step of the package. When Payrump asked for money, they were asked, where are your maps? "Uh, we don't have any." Where are your graphs? "Uh, we don't have any." Where is your proposal for the expenditures? "Uh, we didn't make one up." They must have been drinking the water again. When it was all over  Tonopah got the bucks because they had their act together. Our great officials began to cry that Tonopah got it all again. They have no idea how close they came to losing it all because of that! They tried to shift blame for their own incompetence i i Did9 II iiiii iii ii iii you .k I know'] i |1 The odds of winning the Reader's Digest Sweepstakes' top prize of $5 million: 1 in 206 million; the odds of being struck by lightning: 1 in 9,100; the odds of being audited by the IRS: 1 in 100. i you? ! and cry that a "good-ole-boy" system was in place. Balderdash! It was complete, uncalled for, stupidity on the part of Payrump officials. My hat's off to the good people of Tonopah. They did their home- work. They researched, took surveys. Everything was written down and placed in a complete report. All questions were answered in that report. When they felt they had their "ducks in a row" they ap- proached the money men. They weren't worried about Payrump. As far as they were concerned they hoped that Payrump would get everything they wanted. They had no idea what was going to happen. They were only there to support their own project. They got what they went for and then they were insulted beyond belief by the officials from Payrump. Disgusting. How many times must I SCREAM? It's time to clean the slate. Get some people in that are competent and can handle things for the good people of Payrump. Get people that don't point fingers but worry about seeing to it that our own "ducks are in a row." Want to beat Tonopah out of the bucks? Then get someone that's worried about Payrump, not worried about Tonopah. Let Tonopah continue to care for themselves. Payrump wants "commissioners-at-large" so they can get all the commissioners to be from Payrump. This is like little children whin- ing. Payrump wants the county seat. I do know that the good people up north will draw the line in the sand there. We'll lose Nye County that's a fact. Payrump officials need to start drinking bottled water. law enforcement isgoing high. On Tarlget by Joe Richards from the Kingdom of IVye Whether you hate him or love him, he won't let you ignore him*. San Diego, a one million dollar system which |tion of by thl tVe get an exm satellite has a signal to a satellite, on squad cars every currently equipped. unoersu ire them a radio at shopin the car's territory. The United States Supreme Cou has ruled that a state