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2 Thursday, September 25, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette The Pahrump ValleT Gazette, formerly known as the Death Val- ley Gateway Gazette, (ISSN #07467419), established July 22, 1983, adjudicated as a legal news- paper of general circulation July 10, 1985, is published weekly on Thursday by Goldfield Group Pub- lishers, Inc. Editorial, production, and advertising offices at the 1570 E. Hwy 372, Pahrump, Nevada 89048. Telephone 702/727-5583 or FAX 702/727-7192. Periodical postage paid at Pahrump, Nevada and additional mailing offices. Postmaster: send address changes to The Pahrmnp Valley Gazette, P.O. Box 97795, Las Vegas, Ne- vada 89193. For billing or sub. scdpeon inqutr p.== tm- phene Sm/682.2640. Copyrights: No part oftbJs publication may be copied or reproduced by any n|eans without the express written per- mission of the Publishen. Included are photos, stories, staff produeed advertisements, columns, careens and all other materials. All rights reserved by The Pahrump Va//ey 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 Letters must be signed, with the writer&apos;s address and telephone number included Unsigned letters will not be published.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 1570 E. Hwy 372, Pahrump, NV 89048 Nevada Northern and Central Friday...A slight chance of showers mainly  mhea-wise .ts. gJm the 70s to  80. Satmy and SunOay.  coo. Lows in the 30s cast to mid 40s west I-fighs in the upper 60s and 70s. Southern Nevada Friday tlugh Sunday...Dty and cooler. Lows in the 60s to lower 70s. Highs in the mid 80s to mid 90s. Cglfforn Dma't Arem Friday...Pmty dondy and lo- cally Ima with a dight chance of showers or thunderonm Overnight lows from a-,e mid to upper 40s Owens Valley to the lower 70s Death Valley. Highs from the mid to upper 80s Owans Valley to near 1 O0 Death Valley. Saturday_Mostly clear. Breezy in the afternoon across northern deserts. Lows from the mid to upper 40s Owens Valley to the lower 70s Death Valley. Highs from the mid to upper 80s Owens Valley to near 102 Death Valley. Sunday...Mostly clear and locally breezy. Lows from the lower to mid 40s Owens Valley to the lower 70s Death Valley. Highs from the lower 80s Owens Valley to near 100 Death Valley. Smith convicted in embezzlement trial TONOPAH--Darlys Smith, former director of NEEDA (Nye, Esmeralda Economic Development Authority, a precur- sor to the current EDEN, Economic Development Authority, Esmeralda/Nye) was convicted and sentenced yesterday in her trial for embezzlement, forgery and perjury. Smith pleaded no contest to the charges. She. was originally charged with 24 counts and that was reduced to one count of theft. She was sentenced to 40 months maximum in prison, and 16 months minimum with a suspended sentence and five years probation. Robert Lane, Deputy District Attorney, who prosecuted the case in the Fifth District Court in Tonopah, said that Smith's attorney came to the DA' s office for a plea bargain and that they wanted to negotiate for three reasons: 1) It would have been a long and expensive trial, as there were 25 to 30 witnesses and a lot of evidence; 2) The DA's office wanted to ensure that a felony was entered on Smith's record so that she couldn't work for a nonprofit organization in the future, and 3) they wanted to make sure that Smith paid restitution of the $13,000 to NEEDA and the $7,500 to the county for the audit that was performed to determine the embezzlement. Sentencing records from Judge John Davis show that Smith will need to give a full financial disclosure of her past if she ever again works in a volunteer position, she must enter a mental health program, pay restitution in the amount of $700 per month, and do 1,000 hours of community service work. "The NDI (Nevada Division of Investigation) did a fabulous job on this," Lane said. "Liz Brady was the main investigator. She talked to 50 or more people and did a thorough investiga- tion. It was pretty much a slam dunk by the time I got it! I wish all of them were this easy." District Attorney Bob Beckett said, "It was a fair sentence. Justice was served. She will never be in a position of trust again where she can harm anyone. She is a convicted felon now." "However harsh the law...we have to do what's right. We feel that a person must beheld responsible for their actions," he said. Smith was director of NEEDA from approximately 1989 to July 1995, when it was discovered that there were many discrepancies in the records of the development authority. Advertisement How to avoid window covering mistakes Shop around: Use 1 window as a comparison size. Compare apples to apples. A,,k 3 : on thal stze. Some apeclalty stores have prices equal or lower than warehon type stores. Inveslfigale-viait the retailers Showron, examine the preduets. Be extra cautious if" the dealer does not have a swoom. Whe will yon go if them is a PmSlem? Get Produgt Knowl - Wood Blinda: What type of wood, Bass or Ratrmn? Bass resists warpal. Mini Blinds: What is the thk'kness of the slat? Verticals: What type of track. aluminum is hest What is the materials thickness, Shuners: What type of wood? Are they made in Mexico? Cellular: who makes the materials? Heat and Sun Control: which products amhe in keeping the sun out and heat in. Cellular shade, Which blind is the  insulated mini blinds, prodtet reduce light? Most are 25%-50%, blackout ; an: 95%. Retailer." How long have they been in business, and what's their experience. ixaw quality. U a professitmal: Im't races, me your own wimhws. A window covering spe- cialist will keep you tram making expensive mistakes. Do n buy from a dealer who only has : brand of blinds. Look aronnd fl neightxtaxad: Cho.'k yc, m neighbo to :tee what window coverings ytm like us well as model homes. Check References: Your nighhors can he a gtd ,,amrce ft." intlwraation and you rdmM ask the mtail for costomer references. Warranty: What s it over? What ths it mR cover? Get it in writing. A warranty is truly as gtd as the company that gives it. We have been in the business fi.w 4 years this November. and are planning to expar.d to our new location on Pahmmp Valley and Calvada this fall. For more information on a quality window covering retailer, you can call Iml:a-s- stuns Window Coverings and Decor at 727-1966 or visit their store at 921 S, Highway 160 Be caution: Never buy withom seeing a farking samld. RcmeU|tt the deeert mn Wheeler Slnings Plaza imide the Gallery of i Iom Furnishings. milldeyout undeauheap hlind to t.ak Buy onmlxrands. Many generilook-adihe are - JPa/Iru/i_, p s Largest Sei _ ., ., !" eCtion lmoresslons Jt .on s= "Window Treatments" 9:o-6  Let The Profess,onals Closed Sun. mn't?iO(jS  Help You Decorate , _'_iO t"'ffO9' Verti .ca. Is i D,j'ntll e r'- Mini Blinds 'v,a O| r, ^,, Wood Blinds ,,..alto' /,,i v - Pleated Shades 0 0 D0ettes "" V,.olo Arches  Fabric Valance We Guarantee The Lowest Prices Anywhere Drapones Comico Box Hardware Solar Screens And More For your personal showing of our wide selection of styles and colors call * Patricia Cox at 727-1966 Locally Owned and Operated 921 S. liwy 160 * Wheeler Springs Plaza FREE Design Service FREE Consultation FREt Installation All Work Guaranteed Quality You Can Count On Established 1981 Publisr MaryAnn McNeil/ Reporter/Photographer# Patti Babcock Andy Holtmann Geoff Kreis prwtion Director Dann Weeks Art Director Seen Wilson production/Coy Editor Ann Smart Production Kevin J. Simpson Teresa Stanton Gina Moore Pltotoo_ raDiw Ethel Messer Brace Stevenson Advertleinq Director Carlton McCaslin Beverly Sacce Resident Agent/Controller Marie Laprlore AdministratioNCirculion Angie Lapriore, Admin. Asst. Norm Leavitt, Distribution . , ..&E: .%.,g'...'.<..% . ".. . .  :, -.'." .: , You can contact the .... Pahrump Valley GazeUe To E-Mail us on the Internet: PVGazette@aol.com Telephone: 702-727-5583 Fax: 702-727-7192 Las Vegas Office 1-800-682-2640 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 COBIIRIuliI Ill. Ii11. 1,11, II, II, II !11- 1/11- 1,11,11,14, ll gi1- 1/21- 4,1,1,24,10 1/21- 1, !1,1L 11, I0 BIIF 1/22- 1,1,11,111,14 TIW 1/21- Lll,21,11,11 EID- 1/24- LI,11,11,U 4@TTO liT- 1/11- l, ltll, ll, ll, ll rlF 1/ll- t, l, 11, ll, ll, ll Fer tette Nllillrl |111 (760) 82"4406 Charles Brown General Store Sbesbele, llllfernlll Open II am te O phi 7 DAYS A WEEK t