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The Sierra Vista Herald - Sunday March 18, 2012

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INDEX
CALENDAR A2OPINION A4MOVIE LISTINGS A5OBITUARIES A6A7NATION/WORLD A8SPORTS B1ADVICE C4CROSSWORD C4CLASSIFIED D1
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and the restof Cochise County.
EVENT OF THE DAY
The 4th Annual CANTER Gallop Charity Run
sponsored by the Thun-der Mountain Running Club will at 8:30 a.m. March 18 at the CANTERfacility 7388 E. Chief Joseph Drive Sierra Vista. Registration begins at 7:30a.m. All proceeds benefit CANTER. For details, call Kris at (520) 366-5292.
BY SHAR PORIER
HERALD/REVIEW
BISBEE — The Bis-bee City Council mem-bers spent the night of March 13 discussingthree ordinances pre-sented by CommunityDevelopment DirectorJohn Charley that maybe adopted at futuremeetings.The first involvescharging a fee for busi-ness owners to adver-tise on the two kiosksthe city has installedin Old Bisbee at GrassyPark and at the QueenMine Tour. The kiosksare maps of the citythat mark the business-es and their locationsin Old Bisbee.The city installedthe kiosks two yearsago and offered busi-ness and merchants thelistings free of charge,Charley said. Now, inorder to raise funds fora third kiosk in War-ren, the city wouldcharge for the listings.“During the past twoyears, the kiosk systemhas proved to be high-ly effective promotingand guiding visitors toservices, goods and at-tractions throughoutthe historic district,”added Charley.The proposed feescould be set at $50 ayear for the small list-ings, with fees for anychanges during thattime at $100, thoughthat fee may end upbeing higher, notedCharley. If a businesswants a four-inch bynine-inch specialty ad,that would cost $250 ayear.The change-orderfee is higher sincethe whole page of 
MELISSA MARSHALL • HERALD/REVIEW
Sgt. Levi Houston and PFC David Stanfill of Fort Hood, Texas, monitor the Arizona-Mexico border on Thursday dur-ing Operation Nimbus,a collaboration between the Department of Defense and Border Patrol. The mission providessoldiers with training opportunities.
 Army, Border Patrol partnership providessurveillance and training beneftting both
BY BILL HESS
HERALD/REVIEW
DOUGLAS — For theBorder Patrol, theyhave extra human andtechnology sensors.For soldiers out of Fort Hood, Texas, theyare gaining extra,almost real world,training.Operation Nimbus,which started in Feb-ruary, will have about500 military personnelsupporting the BorderPatrol by providingabilities to detect bor-der incursions, saidArmando Carrasco, aspokesman for JointTask Force North, themilitary headquar-ters which matchesrequests from civil-ian law enforcementagencies with militaryunits.On Thursday, sol-diers from E Battery,1st Battalion (Air Mis-sile Defense), of the44th Air Defense Regi-ment showed some of the equipment beingused on the trainingdeployment.For 1st Lt. DavidEndter, the unit’s 3rdPlatoon leader, whilethe unit is a missiledefense organization,much of what it doescan be used to help theBorder Patrol.As Border Patrol Su-pervisory Agent incharge and public af-fairs officer StevenPassement said, “Wegain additional eyes.”For security reasons,every one of the federallaw enforcement offi-cials and soldiers werefairly closed-mouthedabout the operationnamed Nimbus, whichis a type of cloud forma-tion or the halo seenin renderings over theheads of saints. Butthey all said the benefitof this deployment hasbeen in the planningstages for a long time.When Joint TaskForce North, whichis part of NorthernCommand, receivesrequests for help, suchas from the Border Pa-trol, it can take sometime in accepting theproposal and planningit. Carrasco said JTF-Ndoes not have unitson hold or standby forsuch assignments.Finding a military unitto support a specificrequest takes time, hesaid.And the mission of JTF-N is not part of thefunctions of variousNational Guard units,which are authorizedby different federallaws than active dutyor reserve units fallunder, he emphasized.JTF-N provides ac-tive duty and reserveunits of all branches of the military, based onwhat additional train-ing an organizationcan obtain to supporttheir wartime mis-sions, Carrasco said.Marine Corps Capt.Luke Barnes said heworked on the “nutsand bolts” planning as-pects of Operation Nim-bus for more than sixmonths.As for the militaryportion of the deploy-ment, there has to bea unit found which notonly matches the needsbut will volunteer fora deployment becauseof the training edge itwill give the militarymembers of the organi-zation, he said.You cannot just reachout and tap a unit be-cause that will notwork if the militaryorganization does nothave the needs soughtby such agencies as theBorder Patrol, and theunit will not get thetype of training theyneed when deployedto real world areas,Barnes said.While the currentunit involved in themission in southernArizona and New Mex-ico is an air defenseorganization, it has not
BY SHAR PORIER
HERALD/REVIEW
BISBEE — The thirdannual Copper CityClassic Vintage Base-ball Tournament isgrowing in popular-ity, and this year theweekend-long eventat the end of Marchwill offer more teams,which means moreexcitement.Enjoy old style baseball played by 1860rules featuring Ari-zona Territory Vin-tage Base Ball Leagueteams and a team of local players named theBisbee Black Sox, notedJudy Anderson, chair-woman of Friends of Warren Ball Park.The event is hostedby the Friends of War-ren Ball Park, a localorganization whichuses the money raisedto make improvementsat the historic ballpark.“We have an ambi-tious project,” said An-derson. “We are raisingfunds to construct newdisabled accessible pub-lic restrooms.Funds raised at thetournament will beused as matching fundsfor grants we are apply-ing for.“Join fellow ‘cranks,’the term used in the1800s for fans, as theteams take the fieldwearing old-style uni-forms and tiny field-ing gloves to play thegame as it was played140 years ago,” saidAnderson.Seven teams will beplaying in this year’stournament. Five arefrom the Arizona Ter-ritories Vintage BaseBall League that in-clude: Bisbee BlackSox (a local collectionof players from Sier-ra Vista and Bisbee),Glendale Gophers,Bisbee Bees, PhoenixSenators and TucsonSaguaros. Also comingfor the tourney are anall-star team from Colo-rado as well as the Ill-nois Springfield LongNine.So how do the teamscome up with vintage19th century baseballuniforms? Basically,the teams research oldrecords and then theyask someone to makethem, said Anderson.“The Bisbee Black Soxuniforms selected a
PHOTO SUBMITTED BY FRIENDS OF WARREN BALL PARK 
Members of the 2011 Bisbee Black Sox included (kneel-ing): Bob Mantz, Mike Anderson, Liz Manring, AdamWoodrow. Standing are: Mike Jaworski, Kevin Butler,Dan Frey, Charlie Rule.
Rolling back the clock to baseball’s birth
MELISSA MARSHALL•HERALD/REVIEW
Border Patrol agent StevenPassement discussesOperation Nimbus onThursday at the BorderPatrol station in Douglas.
Bisbee CityCouncilpondersordinances
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BY JACOB PETERSEN
HERALD/REVIEW
SIERRA VISTA — Awinter storm warn-ing will be in effectthroughout all of Coch-ise County from 5 p.m.tonight until 11 a.m.Monday, and the Na-tional Weather Serviceis currently predictingthat Sierra Vista willface rain, substantialwinds, and possiblysnow for the next cou-ple days.According to Meteo-rologist Chris Kuhl-man with the NationalWeather Service inPhoenix, a large lowpressure system mov-ing in from Californiawill bring a cold frontinto the area sometimethis afternoon.“It is a big front thatis part of the low pres-sure system. This lowpressure system origi-nated south of Alaska just a couple of daysago and is now cen-tered south of SanFrancisco,” Kuhlmansaid.“It will move into Ar-izona, maybe later (to-night),” he said.Predictions put windscoming from the south-west between 28 and 37mph with gusts as highas 55 mph this evening.The wind is expected to
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The 4th Annual CANTERGallop Charity Run
spon-sored by the Thunder Moun-tain Running Club will at 8:30a.m. March 18 at the CANTERfacility 7388 E. Chief JosephDr., Sierra Vista. Registrationbegins at 7:30 a.m. Thereare challenges for the wholefamily: 5K Feeling Fit Run/Walk $15, One Mile FamilyFun Run/Walk $12, and Kids100 Yard Dash $5. All pro-ceeds benefit CANTER, a 501(c) (3) charity. For details, callKris at (520) 366-5292.
VFW Post 9972
will host afree breakfast for membersand Auxiliary memberscelebrating their birthdaythis month. The meal will beoffered from 8 to 11:30 a.m.March 18 at the post, 549Veterans Dr. Cost of the mealis $2 to $5.45 for those with-out a birthday this month.For details, call Shorty at458-9972.
The Sierra Vista Environ-mental Operations Park (EOP),
also known as thewaste water treatment plant,is open for bird walks at 8a.m. March 18, and 25. Walksdepart from the viewingplatform inside the EOP. Theentrance is located on SR 90between mile markers 324and 325 on the north side of the highway. For details, call432-1388.
The Democratic Womenof Southeastern Arizona’s
next meeting will be held at11 a.m. March 20 at Pueblodel Sol Country Club. Theguest speaker will be Ms.Kelly Canady, the southernArizona field director of Or-ganize for America. Kelly willexplain the work of Organizefor America. Reservationsfor lunch must be made bycontacting Pat at 459-1054or 456-5596. Price of the lun-cheon is $14.
Master Gardeners Train-ing
begins March 20. Classeswill meet from 10 a.m. to1 p.m. each Tuesday for 14weeks beginning March20 at the University of Ari-zona South. Sessions coverbasic botany, soil science,entomology, pesticide use,landscape design, plant pa-thology and more. The costfor the classes is $120 and in-cludes the Master Gardenermanual and shirt. To registeror to get more information,call 458-8278, extension2141.
The Huachuca Audu-bon Society
will welcomeArizona State University re-searchers to its next monthlymeeting. They hope tocollaborate with the HAS inobtaining data on bird spe-cies. The public is invited tothis meeting at 7 p.m. March20, in room 702 at CochiseCollege.
The Center for LifelongLearning
will presentIdentity Theft with RobertGarcia from 12:10 to 1 p.m.March 21 in room 702 at theSierra Vista campus. Garcia, aretired Tucson Police officerand Identity Theft Expert,will help prepare you in theevent that your identity isstolen and educate you onidentity theft programsavailable. For details, visitwww.cochise.edu/cll.
The Huachuca Mineraland Gem Club
will meetat 7 p.m. March 21 in theConference Room in the Co-chise College Library. AudraWerkheiser will present aprogram on the geology of Kartchner Caverns beforethe business meeting. Thepublic is welcome to themeeting. For details, call In-grid at 459-3718.
The Knights of Colum-bus
will host a seafood din-ner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.March 23, and 30 at the hall,256 Kayetan Dr. There is a $5cover for musical entertain-ment that can be waivedwith the purchase of a meal.For details and menu items,call 458-3939.
A Spring Break FarmTour at Dad’s Farm
willbe offered from 9 a.m. to 2p.m. March 23 at the farm,30 W. Ivey Rd. in HuachucaCity, just one mile north of Mustang Corners on Hwy 90.Admission for the tour andactivities is $5 per person.For more information, call(520) 285-6316. The tour issponsored jointly by SierraVista Farmers Market andBaja Arizona SustainableAgriculture (BASA).
 Jennie Lovorn is a Ca-dette Girl Scout
who isseeking donations to beau-tify the Southern ArizonaVeterans’ Cemetery kiosk.She plans to do the work on March 24 and is seekingdonations to go towardthe purchase of suppliesincluding, $415 for gravel,$200 for plants, and $125for irrigation materials. Anyexcess funds will be usedto purchase a bench. Fordetails, call the cemetery at458-7144 or visit www.savm-cf.org. Donations should bemade out to the SAVMCFand sent to 1300 BuffaloSoldier Trail, Sierra Vista, AZ85635.
An AARP Driver SafetyClass
will be held from 9a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 24at the Sierra Vista Police De-partment, 911 Coronado Dr. To register for the class or fordetails, call (520) 234-1120 byMarch 22.
The High Desert Craft-ers’ Craft Fair
will be heldfrom 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.March 24 at the Winde-mere Hotel and ConferenceCenter, 2047 S. Hwy. 92. Inattendance will be the TheGolden K Kiwanis Club of Sierra Vista, which will hosta bake sale, and The Hum-mingbird Stitchers QuiltGuild, which will be showingits 2013 Raffle Quilt.
The Friends of the SanPedro River
will conductinterpretive walks along theriver at 9 a.m. March 24 and31. All walks depart from theSan Pedro House, 9800 E.Hwy. 90, Sierra Vista. Thereis no charge for the walks,however donations are ac-cepted. Dress appropriatelyfor the weather, bring drink-ing water and use sun pro-tection. For more informa-tion call (520) 459-2555.
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Naval Academy will host summer seminar
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Applications are beingaccepted through March 31 for the UnitedStates Naval Academy Summer Seminar(NASS) 2012.NASS is designed for students who will have just completed their junior year of high schoolin the summer of 2012.This program is a fast-paced, six-dayexperience for high-achievers who may beinterested in pursuing an appointment to oneof the nation’s service academies and servingas a military officer after graduation. NASS isheld in three sessions: June 2-7; June 9-14; andJune 16-21.Summer seminar introduces students to theopportunities at the Naval Academy whereacademics, athletics, and professional trainingplay equally important roles in developingour nation’s leaders. Students will live in thedormitory, Bancroft Hall, eat in the diningfacility, King Hall; participate in academicand leadership workshops; and experiencea variety of other activities at the academy.Students will have an opportunity to seefirst-hand what the academy has to offerthrough its exceptional academic, athletic,extracurricular activities and leadershiptraining programs.The academy’s current students, knownas midshipmen, run the summer seminartraining with oversight by active duty Navyand Marine Corps officers. More than 2,250students from around the U.S. attend thisrigorous program each year.“If you are a student who wants a summerchallenge with the opportunity to sampleuniversity-level academics at a first-rateengineering school, the summer seminarprogram will let you discover how the NavalAcademy can help you achieve your goals,and give you a jump start on the admissionsprocess,” said Naval Academy SummerSeminar officer-in-charge, Lt. Thomas Dotstry,By applying to the 2012 Summer Seminar,students are also applying for admission to theNaval Academy, class of 2017.There is no need to submit a preliminaryapplication when it becomes available on April1 for students desiring to apply for admissionto USNA.Students with questions about NASS and theapplication process should call 410-293-4361 orvisit www.usna.edu/admissions.The deadline for applications is March 31,2012. Seminar fee is $350.
Commission to host Sierra VistAbility Day
SIERRA VISTA — The City’s Commissionon Disability Issues has announced this year’sSierra VistAbility Day on Saturday, March 31,at the Buena High School cafeteria, from 10a.m. until 1 p.m.This event allows persons with disabilities,family members, and caregivers to haveaccess to resources, products, and supportorganizations in a single location. Studentswith disabilities are also invited to findresources to aid in the transition from highschool to college.Free blood pressure and blood sugar testingwill be available. Please fast two hours prior tothe blood sugar test.Vista Transit will provide free curb-to-curbpickup for this event. Call 417-4888 for detailson getting a ride.For more information, contact Jeff Pregler at(520) 458-3315.
Tombstone man joins veteran’s committee
On Wednesday March 14, TombstoneResident W.F. “Bill” Pakinkis, Southern AreaDirector of the Arizona Veterans Hall of FameSociety was sworn in as a member of theTucson Veterans Affairs Committee at theirmonthly meeting, held at the Mayor and CityCouncil Chambers in Tucson.Bill is also the current Post Commanderof American Legion Roy Fourr Post 24 andCommandant of the Wild West DetachmentMarine Corps League, Tombstone.
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Multiple wrecks near mallleave 1 with minor injuries
BY JACOB PETERSEN
HERALD/REVIEW
SIERRA VISTA — Despite the number of people involved, onlyone person was trans-ported to Sierra VistaRegional Health Centerafter five vehicles wereinvolved in two sepa-rate accidents withinabout a 40-minute pe-riod near the Mall atSierra Vista Saturday.The first accident oc-curred at about 2:43p.m. when the driverof a red sedan headingeastbound on AvenidaCochise across High-way 92 attempted a leftturn in front of an SUVheading westbound onthe same road.According to Cpl.Josh Nicola with theSierra Vista Police, thesedan “failed to yieldfor the Ford Explorer.”One person, a malepassenger in the sedanthat appeared alert andwas walking aroundafter the accident, wastransported to thehospital with what ap-peared to be minor in- juries, Nicola said.As a result of the ac-cident, the westboundlanes of Avenida Coch-ise were blocked westof Highway 92 for about45 minutes and trafficwas backed up in bothdirections along High-way 92 and on AvenidaCochise, east of thehighway.As tow truck work-ers were in the pro-cess of loading thetwo disabled vehiclesfor transport from thescene, the call came outfor a second accidenton Highway 92 about150 yards south of thefirst, directly in frontof the Texas Roadhouserestaurant.Many of the policeofficers and EMS of-ficials tending to thefirst accident quicklymade their way downto road to find threevehicles involved ina series of rear-endcollisions.According to Cpl.Nicola, the driver of the first vehicle wasstopped as a result of the traffic backup cre-ated by the first acci-dent when the driverof a truck rear-endeda second vehicle andpushed it into the first.Nobody was injuredas a result of the three-vehicle accident, al-though the driver of the truck was arrestedfor driving on a sus-pended license, Nicolasaid. Drugs or alcoholare not suspected to befactors in either acci-dent, he said.In total, nine peoplewere involved in bothaccidents — five in thefirst and four in thesecond.
PHOTOS BY JACOB PETERSEN • HERALD/REVIEW
Top: EMS officials collect information from people involved in a two-vehicle accident atthe intersection of Avenida Cochise and Highway 92 at about 2:45 p.m. Saturday.Above: Police and EMS officials tend to a second accident scene just south of AvenidaCochise and Highway 92 after an earlier accident that occurred at that intersection.
BY BILL HESS
HERALD/REVIEW
FORT HUACHUCA — Post officials haveconfirmed the names of a soldier killed and an-other that was injuredin an early Thursdaymorning accident.Dead is Spc. Jona-than S. Thomas, 22, of San Marcos, Texas,who died after beinghit by a motor vehicle,post spokeswomanTanja Linton said.Thomas was a Sat-ellite Communica-tion Systems OperatorMaintainer assigned toCompany C, 40th Expe-ditionary Signal Bat-talion. His active Armyservice began Nov. 16,2009.His awards and deco-rations include theGlobal War on Terror-ism Medal, the ArmyGood Conduct Medal,the National DefenseService Ribbon, theArmy Service Ribbonand a Certificate of Achievement for per-formance during theBattalion Field Train-ing Exercise “Opera-tion Renegade Calm.”Injured is Sgt. Ray-mone Soberanes, a Mul-tichannel Transmis-sion Systems OperatorMaintainer assigned toCompany A, 40th ESB.He was treated at SierraVista Regional MedicalCenter and released,Linton said.“C Company, 40th Ex-peditionary Signal Bat-talion, lost a great sol-dier,” said Capt. BrianDiego, the companycommander. “Spc. Jon-athan Thomas’ selflessservice, dedication toduty and eye for detailshas spoken volumes tohis work ethic.”“Our battalion losta great soldier, hus-band, father and son,”said Lt. Col. AndrewMcClelland, the battal-ion commander, “Spc.Jonathan Thomaswas respected and ad-mired by all his fellowsoldiers and leadersalike.”The incident is being jointly investigated bythe Sierra Vista Po-lice Department andFort Huachuca’s ArmyCriminal InvestigativeCommand office, Lin-ton said.A memorial servicefor Thomas will be heldon the fort at a laterdate, she said.
O cials name soldier killed in crash
Sherif’s make arrest ater shooting at lake
BY ERIC PETERMANN
HERALD/REVIEW
PARKER LAKE — On Satur-day March 17, at approximately1 a.m., the Cochise County Sher-iff’s Office was advised of ashooting incident that occurredat Parker Canyon Lake in theHuachuca Mountains. Deputiesresponded to the scene and locat-ed a male subject suffering froma graze wound below his leftknee, reportedly from a gunshot.Witnesses at the scene advisedthat eight people from Tucsonwere camping at the lake when22-year-old Franisco Raul Rodri-guez, Tucson, reportedly beganthreatening the group with a 9mm handgun. Rodriguez thenforced the victim into his ve-hicle before a struggle ensued.During the struggle, the weapondischarged, grazing the victimbelow his left knee. The victimwas transported to the SierraVista Regional Health Care Cen-ter for treatment of his wound.Rodriguez has been bookedinto the Cochise County Jail oncharges of aggravated assaultwith a deadly weapon, endan-germent, recklessly handling aweapon, and kidnapping.The investigation is being con-tinued by the Sheriff’s Office.

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