L OCAL E DITION • T OMBSTONE , A RIZONA
30 C ENTS N O T OMBSTONE I S C OMPLETE W ITHOUT I TS E PITAPH
Vol. CXXII No. 20 124 Y EARS I N T HE T OWN T OO T OUGH T O D IE F RIDAY, A PRIL 22, 2005
ROUND UP and Spanish, “Bryan
Barton Caught Me
TOMBSTONE IN BRIEF Crossing the Border
and All I Got Was
The Minuteman volunteer who This Lousy T-shirt.”
was dismissed from project activities Barton said the shirt’s slogan was
after his encounter with an illegal en- meant to put a humorous spin on il-
trant has been cleared of any legal legal immigration, but not attack the
wrongdoing. man personally.
Cochise County Sheriff’s Depart- Barton said he was unclear on the
ment spokeswoman Carol Capas said details of the Minuteman Project’s
a review of the videotape concluded no-contact guidelines, and said he
that the immigrant, a 26-year-old connected with the migrant because
Mexican, had not been physically de- he thought he was lost, tired and hun-
tained as he had reported. gry.
“He was free to go at any time,” “I wasn’t completely clear on the
Capas said. no-touch policy, but now I think
Bryan Barton, a San Diego resi- everybody is,” he said.
dent, and a companion approached Minuteman co-organizer Chris
the man near a barbed wire fence Simcox said in a statement that Bar-
along Highway 92 between Sierra ton’s actions were “admirable, justi-
Vista and Palominas, about 10 miles fied and undeniably humane, but un-
from the U.S.-Mexico border. fortunately they jeopardized our es-
A video made by Barton’s com- tablished procedures and overall pur-
panion shows Barton gesture and call pose of passively monitoring the bor-
to the man, who was alone, and offer der.”
him a bowl of cereal, water, $20 and
a T-shirt. The T-shirt read, in English -Hillary Davis / Epitaph
illegal border crossers
Thuba Nguyen tive husband.
The Tombstone Epitaph Smith said she has been volunteering
in the area since March 31, and found one
Eleanore Fahey, a Minuteman volun- illegal border-crosser while she went out
teer, sat on the truck bed with her two fel- to mail some letters. Like Fahey, she im-
low volunteers across the road from the mediately called the Border Patrol, who
U.S.-Mexican border. She looked responded and thanked her for her quick
through her binoculars toward the distant action.
Minuteman leader moving on
mountains, searching for signs of move- Aside from looking for illegal entrants, Photo by Taryn White / Epitaph
ment. Smith said she has also been doing ad- James Gilchrist talking to reporters during a Minuteman rally in Naco, Ariz.
Finally, she spotted them. ministrative work, like answering phone
Two Mexican nationals had been hid- calls from the communications center at
ing behind the bushes waiting for a chance the Bible College in Palominas, Ariz., and
to sneak past the barbed wire fence near- standing guard at the center from 8 p.m. to
Remainder of border-watch project under name, direc-
Fahey and her fellow volunteers im- “The more women the better,” said Al
mediately contacted the U.S. Border Pa- Garza, another volunteer who has been Civil Homeland Defense is the organization formed in
tion of Chris Simcox’s local Civil Homeland Defense
trol. with the project for the past five months. late 2002 by Simcox, a Tombstone resident and publisher
Fahey, of Culver City, Calif., is one of “It’s just another pacifist gathering,” of the Tombstone Tumbleweed newspaper.
the many women participating in the Min- Garza said, “and by having women there Although Gilchrist will take the official Minuteman
uteman Project, trying to draw attention to it kind of helps the cause. They’re calmer. Hillary Davis phase of the Minuteman Project is now complete,” and he Project name with him to future, anti-illegal immigration-
the Bush administration about the condi- They run offices.” The Tombstone Epitaph was taking early leave of the Arizona-based group to related endeavors, the concept of citizens volunteering to
tion of illegal immigration across the bor- Chris Simcox, field operations manag- begin work on the next “phase” of the project’s goals. monitor the border for illegal entrants remains under Sim-
der. er and co-organizer of the Minuteman Gilchrist and Minuteman co-organizer Chris Simcox cox’s stead in a mutually beneficial balance, Simcox said.
“We would like to have our president Project, said the project drew more A key member of the Minuteman Project leadership said the shift does not signal a cessation of border moni- “(Civil Homeland Defense) created the tactical orga-
come up with a policy that permits these women at the beginning. He recalled two has withdrawn from border-watching demonstrations less toring or an internal rift, but it indicates an expansion of nizational model that provided the infrastructure for the
people in,” she said. “These people “van-loads full” of senior women who than three weeks into the monthlong operation, citing the activists’ message. Minuteman Project,” he said. “In essence, the Minuteman
shouldn’t be trying to sneak across the came and infused excitement in the pro- “unconditional victory.” On Wednesday, 20 days after Minuteman operations Project has provided the recruitment mechanism for the
border.” ject. He said Co-organizer and founder James Gilchrist announced began, the civilian border-watchers and their activities
Barbara they decorated Monday that “because of our tremendous success, this came under the direction of Civil Homeland Defense. See GILCHRIST / Pg. 3
Smith, of their posts with
Authorities disagree on decision to replace marshal
Spokane, signs, flags,
Wash., echoed ribbons and a
Fahey’s senti- pink flamingo.
ments. Smith “It was like
said she is not a bridge club
against immi- party,” he said. Laurie Laine wait, former Marshal Kenn Barrett Barrett’s ejection from office was
gration “as long Although The Tombstone Epitaph was unnecessarily removed from of- described by council members as “the
as people come the fun was not fice. removal of someone who was not
through the lost amid the The mayor and City Council can- “No one ever contacted me to find meeting job conditions.”
gates and not seriousness of not agree if the word “acting mar- out about APOST procedures,” said County Clerk Marilyn Slade said,
under the the project, shal” means temporary or indefinite. Crosthwait, who is responsible for “Basically, Kenn Barrett was hired
fence.” Fahey said she Mayor Andree DeJournett said processing APOST applications for conditionally, to be APOST certified
Smith said was a bit shak- Larry O. Talvy is temporarily operat- peace officers in Cochise County. in 45 days. He hadn’t asked for an ex-
she came with en by the sto- ing as marshal, but three other council The Arizona Peace Officer Stan- tension.”
her husband to ries she had members said by “acting” they meant dardized Training, APOST, is a strict “For two days we did not have a
participate in the heard from the Talvy is “acting indefinitely and fully qualifying process required for state marshal,” said Anna Salcido, council
project because Border Patrol authorized to operate in the role of police officer candidates. All cadets member for Ward 1. “Barrett expired
the state of officers about marshal.” go through this, Crosthwait said, but it on Saturday and Talvy was sworn in
Washington has Photo by Hillary Davis / Epitaph drug lords who According to Cochise County usually takes four months to com- Tuesday.”
been deeply af- killed and left Chief Deputy Sheriff Lance Crosth- plete. Salcido said that because of Bar-
fected by the Minutewoman Barbara Smith talks skeletal remains rett’s lack of certifica-
influx of ille- to reporters at headquarters. of border- Arizona Peace Officer Standardized Training Procedures tion, “He couldn’t carry
gals who go on crossers. a gun, do an arrest, issue
the welfare system, causing the state to “Those kinds of stories made me a lit- 1. Applicant must submit an A-1 form to Curt Milum in state APOST office tickets, or do investiga-
raise its taxes. tle nervous, but there really was nothing,” in Phoenix. tions. He could only act
Some have found low-paying jobs she said. 2. File application for Waiver Test to determine eligibility: administratively.”
where their condition is exploited by em- Besides, Fahey said, she carried her This is a general work experience post evaluation to see if candidate is No one disagrees
ployers. handgun while she was on duty. qualified to take the waiver test. (40 percent of all applicants fail this test). with this information,
“The wages they pay, it’s almost slav- Smith said she did not encounter any 3.Complete the packet: All things in the packet must be completed prior to including Barrett.
ery, and we feel it’s not right,” she said. problems during the eight times she was submission of packet. But Crosthwait, who
Fahey and Smith are two of about 250 on duty at the posts except for a little - Background investigation: (includes) served as Tombstone’s
women in the project who have been weather mishap. - Criminal history interim marshal before
trained and served at least a full day as “It’s hot and dirty. (The wind) would - Moral turpitude (meaning misuse of police authority) Barrett was hired, said
volunteers, said Grey Deacon, a project blow the dirt right at you,” she said. - Drug usage in the past the council was misled
Photo by Laurie Laine / Epitaph
volunteer and administrator. Smith and her husband left Friday. She - Polygraph test (test has to be submitted in 30 days) about Arizona certifica- Larry Talvy (above) and Kenn
There are a total of 703 volunteers in said she missed her family and her two - Medical exam (only done after applicant is hired) tion procedures. Barrett (below)
the project who have gone through orien- dogs. - Vision must be 20/40 and correctable to 20/20 “The 45-day period
tation and served a full day at their post, Glenda “June” Cook, a nurse from 4. Waiver Challenge Test (From time submitted applicant has 45 days to complete does not begin counting begin until after the background check
Deacon said. Parker, Ariz., said she decided to volunteer the process) until after the back- has cleared.”
Both women said they had not been because she believes in the project and -Written exam: Extensive testing of general police knowledge and basic laws ground check has been Barrett was officially asked to re-
treated differently than their male counter- could use her expertise to help anyone in -Police physical agility test completed,” Crosthwait linquish his badge April 11 for not
parts because they were at the border for need of medical attention. -Shooting test: State certified instructor tests on knowledge and operation of said. “Kenn (Barrett) completing the certification process.
the same reasons. Cook purchased extra water and food police firearms certification course could hardly be expect- His background check results came in
“We found there are a lot of people out to help people. -Drive test: Police pursuit course ed to conduct his own April 13, which, according to Crosth-
there that think what we think,” Smith “To stop them from dying is to stop background check. The
said about herself and her politically ac- them from coming in,” she said. testing process cannot See MARSHALS / Pg. 3
Growing up in Tombstone through different generations
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Samantha Chase and build a fire under it with wood and an- Mexican celebrations I would go dancing cook for a few years. Dominguez earned Growing up in Tombstone were mostly positive but some were neg-
The Tombstone Epitaph other tub was used to rinse the clothes out. at the dance hall.” $1.50 per hour. She then worked at Nel- with a 21st Century point of view ative.
There was no inside plumbing. The out- Upon remembering the city’s munici- lie Cashman’s when it was a hotel. She “I would not have been as successful
Meet Tombstone’s oldest liv- house was in the back of the house. Later pal pool, Dominguez said, “my grand- said she worked there for three years and Keoysha Ray, 18, enjoys the serene in California as I am here. It’s easy to be-
ing resident on we got a gas iron but I didn’t like it.” mother wouldn’t let me go. Segregation has had many other jobs since. living of Tombstone. The San Bernardino, come a statistic there. Here at least some-
Her fondest memories are those of took place in the early ‘30s. There were Dominguez even made time to volun- Calif., native came to live in Huachuca one cares and at least one of your teachers
Carmen Dominguez, 91, born Feb. 9, playing such childhood games as hide- even ‘no coloreds allowed’ signs at the teer in the community. City at the age of 14. She is a senior at pushes you, takes time for you.”
1914 in Cananea, Mexico, moved to and-go-seek, tag, and baseball. bars and restaurants. But I did take my Dominguez said she volunteered at the Tombstone High. Ray is a dual-sport ath- She learned to appreciate sports at an
Tombstone when she was one month old, Her worst memories are those having children to the pool when they were Visitors Center and the Chamber of Com- lete, competing in basketball and track. early age, she said.
and grew up on Ninth Street. to do with being called a “dirty Mexican.” young.” merce for two years. She also volunteered “It’s easier to make friends, ‘true’ “I was about eight years old in Cali-
“We had an old stove, oil lamps and at Dominguez graduated from high “But it was hard raising 12 children,” for 15 years at the senior center delivering friends and easier to keep that close fornia and my pastor said to me, ‘you
night it was real cold,” Dominguez said. school at 20 and married Abram Dominguez said. “We were poor. I made food to the homebound. Now, friend,” Ray said. should come to this track meet.’ I did and
“There were no houses north of Ninth Dominguez soon after. They had been all of the children’s clothes from material Dominguez spends her time volunteering She said she did not know anyone I won a trophy. I came in second place in
Street. It was all clear land. We used go married for 21 years before he died. They the church gave me. I had to ask for cred- at the food bank, as she has for the past 20 when she first moved to Tombstone. Her the 100-meter and first place in the 200-
there to make bundles of wood, carry had 12 children, including two sets of it at the grocery store when we ran out of years, with Helen Jendrzejak, 81, owner best friend, Amanda Anderson, 18, meter,” she said.
them on our heads home. The other kids twins. She never remarried. money and didn’t have any food for the and founder of the food bank. showed her around in eigth grade and they Ray said she has run track throughout
would make fun of us but we didn’t care, She looks back on her young-adult kids. I was embarrassed because I felt bad “(The) food bank started 29 years ago have been best friends ever since. her high school career and participates in
we needed to stay warm.” years with fondness. asking for credit.” because workers were losing their jobs,” “It’s different. I’m used to city life, al- the 100-meter and 200-meter and triple
“Growing up here was very nice. Very “We had everything. We had miners, Dominguez said although she had Jendrzejak said. “I was getting young ways doing something. The people are jump.
jolly, mostly,” she said. “Tombstone was the butcher’s shop, a barber shop, a movie twelve children, she was not a stay-at- children, families coming to the meal pro- definitely friendlier and it’s easier living Ray has been accepted to California
much different back then than what it is theater, a dance hall, and a Chinese restau- home-mom. gram when the mines were closing down. here,” Ray said. “When you’re new State University in San Bernardino.
now. It was a quiet mining town but it rant,” she said. “Doctors even came to “I had to work,” Dominguez said. I sent them to St. Vincent DePaul in Sier- they’re pretty curious about you. Every- “I love science and chemistry,” Ray
wasn’t easy growing up in that era. I used your house and there was a grocery store Dominguez walked from Toughnut ra Vista, now located on 7th and Barton, body’s in everybody’s business.” said. “I’ll major in bio-chemistry at Cal-
to do the laundry on a washboard. I had to on Allen Street. Sometimes on Saturdays, Street to Allen in order to arrive at Bette’s but Sierra Vista was turning Tombstone In regards to her personal experiences State. I’m going to work in sports medi-
warm water outside in a galvanized tub for fun, I’d go to the movie theater and for Café by 4:30 a.m. where she worked as a residents away.” while growing up here, Ray said they cine after college.”
One dead in bus collision City Council awards bus driver
key to city for quick thinking
Taryn White “When the vehicle struck the bus it
knocked the front wheel of the bus
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off,” said Talvy. “The driver of the bus
did an excellent job of preventing the
A recent head-on collision involov- bus from going off the road and rolling Jason Balakier Tombstone High School who was on
ing a Tombstone High School bus and the bus itself.” The Tombstone Epitaph the bus, said Law was a hero and said
a car left the driver of the autombile Cochise County sheriff’s deputies she hopes to move on from the crash
dead and 14 students injured. were the first to arrive on the scene fol- she called “traumatic.”
ATHS bus was returning from Bis- lowed shortly by the Tombstone Mar- The crowd at Tuesday’s City Coun- Her parents, Emer and Barbra
bee April 14, filled with JV baseball shal’s office. cil meeting was brought to its feet Wills, said they couldn’t believe how
and softball players who had just According to Talvy, four ambu- when Glenn Law, the driver of the Law was able to keep the bus upright.
played at Bisbee High School. lance services and three different fire Tombstone district school bus that had “We were there about 20 minutes
Around 6:20 p.m., Jodi Mudford, department services responded. a head-on crash with an oncoming car after the crash and we saw the area,
29, crossed her silver Pontiac over the “We began doing triage on all of April 14, was presented a key to the they’d be dead,” said Barbra Wills. “I
center line on Arizona 80 and drifted the students to make sure no one was city. don’t know how he did it.”
into the opposite lane, reports stated. badly hurt,” Talvy said. “We had to di- Law was lauded for his valor and The driver of the other vehicle, Jodi
“She went head-on with the bus,” vert traffic for about 12 hours until the instincts that prevented the school bus R. Mudford, 29, of Huachuca City,
said acting Tombstone Marshal Larry road was cleared.” from rolling over during the crash that was pronounced dead at the scene.
Talvy. “I don’t know why she did that.” According to Tombstone Unified left 14 Tombstone High School stu- Mudford’s car crossed the center
The school bus was carrying 20 School District Superintendent Ronald dents injured and the driver of the line on the road of Arizona 80, approx-
students, two faculty members and the Hennings, Mudford was the mother of other vehicle dead. imately 10 miles north of Bisbee,
bus driver. Fourteen of the students two children who attended Huachuca Nearly 20 students and their par- when her car crashed into the school
suffered minor injuries including a hurt City Elementary School. ents stood beside Mayor Andree De- bus, which was filled with members of
arm, a cut eye and bruises. Journett when the award was present- Tombstone High School’s junior varsi-
China Mary’s grand opening
ed. ty baseball and softball teams, accord-
“The praise and the thanks don’t ing to Tombstone Marshal Larry Talvy.
belong to me, they belong to the In other actions, the mayor and
Lord,” Law said. “Please don’t praise council approved the request by Lion
me.” Television to film its PBS series, “His-
was used when restoring the building. The ceremony was followed by a tory Detectives,” in Boothill Grave-
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The company began in San Diego in two-minute standing ovation from the yard, during the week of April 25.
1982 before DeJournett moved to crowd at Schieffelin Hall. The series will focus on the plot of
Bovis Tombstone Bead Company’s Cochise County, and continued the busi- Law, who spoke to the crowd while infamous Tombstone icon Doc Holli-
new location opens this week, complete ness in the Aztec House. fighting back tears, told Tombstone day.
with Feng Shui protection. The company imports beads from a residents to “honor” their children, the In other council business, the
“China Mary’s is the heart of 900-year-old French Company, DeJour- “future of the town.” mayor and council approved $1,200
our...area,” said Shirley DeJournett nett said. “I know everyone’s concerned for a Walter J. Meyer Elementary
owner of the Bead Company. “Beads are like a language. An 8- about what the kids are doing and what School field trip that will allow 40 stu-
“The real China Mary lived in this millimeter bead can have a history that they do wrong, but the people of dents to go to the San Diego YMCA’s
house in the 1880s. She was the most would fill volumes,” she said. These are Tombstone need to be very proud of Camp Surf, May 4 to 6.
important Chinese woman in Tomb- beads that were commissioned in the their children,” said Law. “I couldn’t The total cost of the program is
stone. All Chinese decisions went last 900 years for royalty including have picked a better group of kids and $2,700, leaving the school to raise the
through China Mary,” DeJournett said. Napoleon, the Duchess of Windsor and I can’t thank them enough.” additional $1,500 for its trip.
The China Mary house has been ex- Marco Polo. DeJournett said he thought it was The mayor and council also ap-
tensively renovated during the past year, China Mary’s includes three busi- the first time the award has been hand- proved Kimley-Horn and Associates,
she said. nesses: Bovis Tombstone Bead Compa- ed out. Inc., to provide engineering services
The ancient Asian art of Feng Shui ny, Quong Kees House of Eleven An- “No one could deserve it more,” for construction at the Tombstone Air-
Photo by Jason Balakier / Epitaph
— combining the elements of earth, gels (incense and oils) and China Mary’s Council member Maurice Sinsley presenting a key to the city said DeJournett. port, via the airport grant that was
wind, fire and water into a design — Antiques. Alexandria Wills, a sophomore at awarded to the city April 5.
City airport ready for lift-off
to Glenn Law, the bus driver involved in recent highway crash.
next five to 10 years, Tess Adams improved airport. We should have (an airport).”
said. “We’re not making a whole lot Cronen thinks the airport will be
“None of the money is coming of money if people fly into the air- useful in other situations.
from us. It’s all through grants that port, but if they do, that means they “Aviation is good for emergen-
State grants finance restoration of facility But commercial flights won’t
happen until the airport has a con-
ADOT Aeronautics approves,” Tess
spend more money in Tombstone,”
Tess Adams said.
cies,” Cronen said. “It will defi-
nitely help since we don’t have a
for private, possibly commercial use trol tower, which will not be on the
“to do” list anytime soon, accord-
Tess Adams said they want to
have a running airport because peo-
“(Movie) directors will be able
to fly in their equipment,” said
But others aren’t so sure.
ing to Adams. ple love Tombstone, but currently Ritchie Cronen, 51, a sales associ- Jane Mills, a visitor from Alpe-
Jacquelyn Marum tant manager, said the facility is Adams and her husband Sonny, the only option is to drive there. ate at Rhinestone Cowboy. na, Mich., said having an airport
The Tombstone Epitaph getting grants from the Arizona De- manager of the airport, said they “We just love flying. It’s our Cronen said Tombstone is popu- may “take away from the Old West
partment of Transportation Aero- want to restore the airport soon to passion, but when people find out lar for Western movies and, if con- feel.”
nautic Division. attract more tourists to Tombstone. we have an airport, they would venience is attainable, it would be Mills said she flew into Tucson
A restored private runway, a The department’s aeronautic “We aren’t sure how much it probably fly their private planes if easier to capitalize on this potential International Airport and drove to
new fence and a place to park and grants are used for restoring and re- will cost in total or how long (it they could,” Tess Adams said. income. Tombstone.
tie down planes for $7 a night are building the airport for private and will take), but people can use it Tess Adams said the $7 fee to tie Mayor Andree DeJournett said “It’s a beautiful drive, I don’t
only the beginning for the renovat- eventually commercial use. now,” Tess Adams said. “That’s the down the aircraft on their 4,700- having an airport will also accom- see why there’s a need for an air-
ed airport. “Commercial flights are not out great thing about all of this.” foot-long and 60-foot wide airport modate those who love to travel by port,” she said. “I think it’s great
The Tombstone Municipal Air- of the question,” Adams said. The Aeronautical Division is is competitively priced with other air. to keep it small because if it starts
port is coming back to life. “We’ve already had calls from funding the total cost of the airport, airport fees and they are not trying “People love traveling and fly- getting too commercial you start to
Tess Adams, the airport’s assis- Canada.” which should be completed in the to generate direct revenue with the ing,” DeJournett said. “It’s great. lose the Old West feel.”
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Bikers making a rumble in Tombstone
Photos by Jacquelyn Marum / Epitaph
Bikers driving along highway 80 just outside Tombstone.
Jacquelyn Marum people come here they want to see the “I don’t have a problem with mo- that. They have $60,000
The Tombstone Epitaph Old West, not bikes,” said Chris Lay- torcyclists coming to Tombstone,” bikes. Some of this is
cook, Old Tucson Tours ranch-hand. said acting Marshal Larry Talvy. “We about education,” Sullivan
Allen Street is constantly packed Laycook said he doesn’t have any understand they are a part of the said.
with visitors from all parts of the problems with bikers, but it becomes a tourism.” Sullivan said families
world and motorcycle riders are no ex- problem when touring families are in- But Talvy said there is some histo- and bikers all spend money
ception. timidated by them. ry of the Old West that needs to be and the chamber will con-
“I’m not against them. I’m a for- “Families are year-round. Bikers maintained. tinue seeking a resolution
mer biker,” said Jerry Alves, owner of are seasonal. They leave when they “I do not…encourage them to park to make Tombstone a
Curly Bill’s Bed and Breakfast. see the bikers because their kids get on Allen Street,” Talvy said. tourist town for all.
But Alves and other businesses see scared,” he said. Bikers tried to have an ordinance But before that happens,
a problem. Laycook said bikers are fair-weath- passed that would allow them to park the chamber and business-
They said motorcyclists negatively er tourists that like to visit when it gets on historic Allen Street but were de- es must continue catering
affect businesses that cater to tourist warmer. clined last year, Talvy said. to all tourists because new
families. “Bikers only come in the warmer “We sometimes hear that they motorcycle riding hobby
“When they see bikers, they won’t weather, so it hurts the business when break laws like going the wrong way clubs are popping up
stay,” Alves said. “They turn around families all of the sudden see these on a one-way street or squeezing into everywhere. Gene and Joy Ostler, visitors from Florida, are avid motorcycle riders.
and go.” bikers and leave,” he said. parking spaces illegally,” Talvy said. And the Hells Angels
Alves said parents are larger Laycook doesn’t blame the bikers “These are all stereotypes manage to carry over to siree Russell, waitress at Nellie Cash- ers stereotype them because of the
money spenders than bikers, but leave exclusively. He said they have a bad things we’re try- those hobby club bikers, too. These man’s Restaurant. way they look.
town without spending money and reputation because of the Hells An- ing to ad- two types of riders wear the same style Russell said motorcyclists are good “We wear leather for protection,”
time because the parents do not want gels. dress.” of clothing for protective gear with business for a tourist town. Mrs. Shadgett said. “We’re just nor-
their children subjected to bikers. “Most of them are lawyers and Talvy said he only one significant difference. “They spend lots of money and are mal people. The leather is to protect
“Families spend more (money) such. But the families don’t know that is addressing the “(The Hells Angels) actually have so gracious,” Russell said. ourselves.”
than bikers because they stay over the and don’t stick around to find problems with the a patch that says 1 percent on it,” said Maland said riders help the busi- Leather clothing is worn to protect
weekend and buy things. Bikers stay out,” Laycook said. Tombstone Charlie Maland, Tombstone Hawg nesses financially. the body during a vehicle collision.
for one night,” Alves said. Hot Biscuit Café Chamber of Corral mechanic. “You’ve got people riding on The tough material attempts to protect
Families spend more owner Bill Commerce. The 1 percent patch represents the $40,000, $50,000, and $60,000 bikes. the skin from road rash scrapes and
money because they Jones “It’s a percentage of total bikers in the Hells They’re business people. They like to other bodily injuries, according to mo-
buy things for contro- Angels gang worldwide. spend a lot of money,” Maland said. torcycle clothing industries.
their children ver- Most parents do not see the patch- He said most of the club riders are While club members bike for fun,
and buy large es or realize a difference exists. lawyers, doctors and business people they said others should try it too.
items to take “No, I wouldn’t (read the patches). who ride for the experience. “It’s a comfortable way to enjoy
home as a If I didn’t know the area, I would “They’re interested in the Old life and it’s economical,” said Jim
memorabilia, probably leave,” said Ray Ista, a visi- West. They’re no different than any Hoover, a biker from Kenai, Alaska.
Alves said. tor from Phoenix. “I’d be reluctant other tourist,” Maland said. Hoover said he and his wife Mar-
“Bikers to go inside with my boy.” He blames the media for the con- alee, are stereotyped but makes it clear
can’t put big Ista’s 12-year-old son, stant stereotypes of all riders. that it is all wrong.
things on their sial Robert Downs, said he would “Stupid television (always) shows “Yeah, we’re bikers, but we don’t
bikes, but these topic and feel uneasy about touring near bikers as outlaws,” he added. stop at the bars. We stop at the ice
families pack we’re looking into a biker. Touring bikers supported Maland’s cream parlor,” Hoover said.
them in their it,” said Jean Sullivan, director “I’d be a little uncomfort- observations and said it is the constant The 63-year-old Hoover said being
cars,” he said. said bikers donate a lot of the Chamber of Commerce. able because of their reputa- movie stereotypes that paint the bad- a biker is a new experience for him.
Alves said all riders of money to Tombstone, but their Sullivan said the Chamber of Com- tion,” Downs said. boy biker image. “Never thought me and my wife
are tainted by stereotypes that stem stereotypes continue to paint a bad merce is going to mail out letters to Other tourists also say they would “It’s true. They watch too much would be on a bike, but we’re looking
from the Hells Angels, a notoriously picture. businesses to get their input on the re- not get near a biker to read the patch- TV. It’s the stereotypes that keep this for youth again,” Hoover said. “We
rebellious biker group. “I personally don’t have any prob- cent topic. es. image going,” said Jim Shadgett, a see life in a different way. The air
“Even the Choir image looks like lem with them. But they have an ill “All I can say is that it’s a dilemma “If that (saloon) was full of bikers, motorcyclist from Tajax, Canada. smells differently. The road looks dif-
the outlaw,” Alves said. He referred to reputation from Hells Angels and and we want all people to come (to I’d go to (the) Longhorn (Restaurant) Shadgett’s wife Linda said they ferently. We are enjoying life.”
the Choir Boys, a motorcycle club for those gangs,” Jones said. Tombstone),” Sullivan said. because of the persona bikers have of ride for fun and donate money to char- Florida bikers Gene and Joy Ostler
law enforcement officers and retirees. Jones said families are “uneasy” Sullivan said she doesn’t know being loud,” said Andrew George, a ities. said motorcycles are a different way
Alves isn’t alone with his concerns. about bikers’ presence and would what it will take to have everyone get- visitor from Phoenix. “I wouldn’t sub- “We ride for (Harley-Davidson of enjoying life and people should
Other businesses also complain rather not be around them. ting along, but she did say it is partly ject my kids to that.” Owners Group),” Linda Shadgett said. learn how to ride one.
about the presence bikers bring to These are issues the Tombstone because of unfamiliarity. Others see it a different way. “We give back to the community and “Everyone should get on one at
Tombstone. Chamber of Commerce and the Mar- “A lot of these bikers are doctors, “They have the wrong idea. raise money.” least once,” Joy said. “You see life
“This is a Western town. When shal’s Office are trying to mediate. professionals. People don’t know They’re very nice people,” said De- The Shadgetts said they know oth- differently.”
MARSHALS: Continued from Page 1 GILCHRIST: Continued from Page 1
wait, is when the 45-day timeframe should have said. “And without a pack- our arrival last May. I will con- CHD border monitoring infrastructure.” next few months to reorganize, expand,
begun. et, (Barrett) couldn’t file tinue to serve the Tombstone Now, the Minuteman Project is set to and to become larger, better, and
The reason for the long background check re- his application or take the Marshal’s Office in whatever ca- go beyond southeastern Arizona. stronger,” Gilchrist said.
sponse time, Crosthwait said, was because Bar- test.” pacity the mayor, the City Coun- Gilchrist and Simcox will travel to Minuteman-turned-Civilian Home-
rett’s record is “pristine.” This month, the Waiver cil, and Marshal Talvy see fit,” Washington, D.C., next week to meet land Defense activities will continue until
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” Crosthwait Challenge was presented Barrett stated. with Congress’ Immigration Reform April 30 as planned, and after a brief hia-
said. “He has an unblemished, spotless record and April 6, one week prior to Barrett also offered words of Caucus, chaired by U.S. Representative tus, will return to Cochise County indefi-
is a top-notch professional.” receipt of Barrett’s back- encouragement to the new mar- and Minuteman supporter Tom Tancredo nitely as Civil Homeland Defense pa-
Experienced police officers, like Barrett, waive ground check results. shal. (R-Colo.). trols.
the training and just take the test as outlined in the “I don’t have a dog in “Larry and I like and respect The second phase of the Minuteman Andrea Zortman, a spokeswoman for
statutes, Crosthwait said. Law enforcement officers this fight,” said Crosthwait, each other,” he said. “He helped Project, steered by Gilchrist, a retired ac- the U.S. Border Patrol’s Tucson sector,
must be certified before they can legally work in “But (Barrett) is well-qual- me, and I hope I am helping him countant from southern California, focus- said the agency’s stance on the civilian
Arizona. ified and a great trainer. I in his new position. We meet to- es on protesting the employers who hire watch groups had not changed – the Bor-
After the background check is complete, appli- can always use a good field gether almost every day. Neither undocumented workers. der Patrol neither supports nor condones
cants can apply to take the standardized test, which trainer. I’d hire him if he’s one of us can control our own Additionally, Gilchrist and Simcox the participants and worries for their safe-
involves an extensive written exam on general po- interested.” fate in this matter. It is up to the both said residents from nearby states ty.
lice knowledge, a physical agility test, a shooting Since he was out of Photo by Laurie Laine / Epitaph mayor and City Council to de- along the U.S.-Mexico border have ap- Still, Simcox said he is determined to
test with a state certified instructor and a driving town when contacted for cide what is best for the citizens proached the Minutemen for guidance on bolster the Border Patrol, and to see a
test conducted on a police pursuit course. comment, Barrett offered a Cochise County Chief Deputy of Tombstone.” beginning their own border-watch military presence on the border.
The Waiver Challenge test is offered on the first few words via e-mail. Sherrif Lance Crosthwait. Talvy is excited about his new groups. Simcox said Civil Homeland “There is no compromise – we will
Wednesday of every month. “My wife and I moved post and also offered a comment. Defense would help mobilize the civilian continue to exercise our civic duty until
“(Candidates) cannot file their application with- to this town to participate in the ‘Tombstone expe- “I want to be able to know that I’m doing what groups. relieved by the National Guard and the
out a completed background check,” Crosthwait rience.’ We have been active in civic affairs since the community would like to see done,” Talvy said. “The Minuteman Project will take the U.S. military,” Simcox said.
Tombstone clinic needs a check up
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Local musician is building
a career in Tombstone with
rock bands like Hydrociel
Veronica Thaanum “They (the clinic) are just not “I do understand the problem the Epitaph and was out of the office
The Tombstone Epitaph holding up their part of the bargain,” though,” he said. “If we put EMTs when they attempted to stop by and
DeJournett said. (Emergency Medical Technicians) speak with her in person.
The clinic put a sign up but never here they would need a place to stay.” The city needs to let the federal
The Harold O. Love Building, shows any signs of activity, accord- Tombstone resident Gale Johnson government know what it wants to do Adam Bernal skills in Hydrociel.
which houses a Tombstone clinic, is ing to DeJournett. There is no docu- said he knows a lot of people who are with the building before the end of The Tombstone Epitaph Many people find it difficult to
not operating as originally planned. mentation of insurance, he said. too afraid to move here without a May or the money from the grant will open up to something new and dif-
The clinic should be opened from “We do not have a clinic,” he said. health center. be taken back, DeJournett said. It’s not easy living in Tombstone ferent, Orgo Martinez said, but all it
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Fri- “It’s a dangerous situation if some- “There are also a lot of retired “The only thing I can do is wait,” and trying to be a young, successful takes is having an open mind and
day, Mayor Andree DeJournett said, one gets hurt.” people here, so it’s dangerous,” he he said. “One of the problems is that musician. simply changing the radio to a differ-
but they have cut down to part-time Alex Gradillas, the Tombstone said. “What if something happens?” rent is only $1. How much would you Freddy “Orgo” Martinez Jr. ent station.
hours so it’s only scheduled to be water works director, said the clinic The clinic’s five-year contract care, or even pay attention if your learned this while using his lifelong “Playing all these different styles
open until 2 p.m. used to be open more but started cut- ends June 2009. It has between June rent for every month for five years drumming skills in bands including definitely made me more versatile as
However, DeJournett said even ting back hours when it did not have 15 and July 15 of this year to open was only $1?” Hydrociel, his personal project, and a drummer,” he said. “You’ve got to
with this cutback the clinic is never many patients. full-time, according to DeJournett. The mayor said no one in the city Night Life, all well-known among take some risks.”
open. “It’s not a good feeling,” he said. If the clinic does not open full- is mad, they just want to use the Tombstone’s local performers. On the other hand, he said some
The land for the building was do- “If you have to be transported for an time the city of Tombstone will be building. If SEABHS doesn’t want Living much of his life in Tomb- of the best advice he has received
nated by the late Harold O. Love, and injury, you’re talking about quite a forced to take the building back be- the space they should give it back to stone, Martinez, 22, has been heavily was from his father, who emphasized
the building was built with a grant for lot of time.” cause it is not fulfilling its contract, the city. involved in music all his life and not to overplay other people’s music
more than $300,000. The building Although a lot of Tombstone resi- according to DeJournett. “It’s not doing them any good,” continues to pursue his goal of carv- to the point where it would slow his
was taken over by Southeastern Ari- dents have a regular doctor in Tuc- Dana Johnson, the chief executive DeJournett said, “and right now it’s ing out his own distinct musical ca- development as a musician.
zona Behavioral Health Services son, they still need somewhere to go officer of SEABHS was unavailable not doing the town any good. We just reer. While learning music, there was
(SEABHS) in June 2004 and was in case of an emergency, Gradillas for comment. She did not answer or want to use it for the best purpose, for He said, his major focus has been the pressure to learn to read it effec-
opened as a clinic. said. return any of the many calls made by what the town needs.” writing and planning for his band — tively, which Orgo Martinez openly
Hydrociel, whose members largely regrets not trying harder to do.
Border patrol sensors sensitive to recent flurry of activity
have ties to the Tombstone area. “When you read applications for
With Martinez on the drums, Hy- musicians now, they require you to
drociel also features Chris Cray on know it,” he said, emphasizing how
guitar and Marcos Martinez, Orgo’s important it is to have at least some
Jennifer Amsler Minutemen leaders often tell the volunteers to stay Maheda said although the sensors have been react- cousin, on bass. knowledge of musical theory.
The Tombstone Epitaph within 30 yards just to make sure the sensors do not set ing a little less in the last few days, the Minutemen vol- Starting with a mixture of metal He recalls his first major break-
off on account of them, but Maheda said the volunteers unteers are causing “somewhat of a hindrance” to their and rap influences, Hydrociel quick- through was when his father got him
U.S. Border Patrol officials said many of the sensors can trigger them without moving at all. duty of patrolling the border. ly switched gears and branched out a double-bass pedal, although he ad-
that are used to track movement in Cochise County Phillips suspects the protestors and media frenzy Ken Murphy, a resident in Naco, Ariz., where most into a finer blend of metal with a dis- mittedly “didn’t know what the hell
have been triggered since the Minutemen arrived, but surrounding the project account for the increase in sen- of the Minutemen are patrolling, said the volunteers are tinct Latin feel, Orgo Martinez said. it was at first.” The pedal helped
volunteers say they have been following regulations. sor activity, not the protestors themselves. not catching more illegal immigrants and the Border Pa- He credits the band Ill Niño with speed up his playing and gave him a
The sensors, also called intrusion devices, are placed He said he sees people who are not volunteers, in- trol was doing a fine job before they came to town. being a major influence on Hydro- larger variety of sounds to use.
sporatically around the U.S.-Mexico border and are the cluding civil rights groups, drive around the border, but “They aren’t making a big difference,” Murphy said. ciel’s work in terms of style. His favorite song to play while
primary tool for catching illegal immigrants, said Jose Phillips does not let anyone get in the way of their mis- Anyone can see the sensors that the border patrol has MTV.com describes Ill Niño as “a growing up, he said, had to be Mot-
Maheda, public spokesperson for Tucson’s sector of the sion. placed around the desert because they stick out of the type of music that combines crunchy ley Crue’s “Red Hot.”
Border Patrol. “I just give them the peace sign and wave,” Phillips ground and are on top of towers, Murphy said. heavy metal with Latin rhythms and His being a lifelong musician also
“The intrusion devices are a key component. We said. “But they do not keep illegal immigrants from com- lyrics that alternate between English generated numerous requests from
also rely on manpower,” he said. Jeffrey Buck, a Minuteman volunteer and a Massa- ing into the country,” Murphy added. and Spanish.” listeners too, who often asked for
Meheda said he could not describe the physical ap- chusetts resident, said the reason he volunteered was not Murphy said he has never felt threatened by people Bassist Marcos Martinez had also him to play the same songs repeated-
perance of the sensors, but said they are “highly techni- to cause trouble but to keep immigrants from coming who cross the border from Mexico and said the Min- influenced the metal and Latin ap- ly.
cal devices and multi-functional.” The sensors ideally into the United States illegally. utemen are acting like a “political toy” and are putting proach as he listened to Spanish “They always asked for ‘Wipe-
would react when a person is near it and send a warning Buck said when a person from a different country on a big show for the media. music and spoke some Spanish as a out,’ ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida’ and any-
to the patrol. comes across the border illegitimately they forgo any Maheda said he could not release information about child. As he matured, he became in- thing by Rush,” he said.
Since the Minutemen have been patrolling Cochise criminal background or health checks that could prevent how much the sensors cost to implant and maintain, but terested in heavier music, such as Orgo Martinez is not the only one
County, the Border Patrol has seen a spike in the sensors harm to Americans. The Border Patrol needs assistance said they all are functional, despite what some people Metallica and Suicidal Tendencies. in his immediate family with a huge
activities, Maheda said. and the sensors are not enough to regulate the area. think. As a whole, however, Orgo Mar- love for music. His father and grand-
Minutemen volunteers said they are cooperating Buck said he is paying for his own cost of living Murphy said he questions if the sensors really work tinez said the band’s music is “really father have been heavily involved in
with the Border Patrol’s agents, including following while on patrol because he believes that it is his duty to and thinks they are there more to scare people who cross unclassifiable, it’s like asking how music projects throughout their lives.
their instructions of remaining within 50 yards of their protect the border and the American people. the border from Mexico. many taste buds you have, there’s His father, Freddy Martinez Sr., is
station spots, said Al Phillips, the second-shift supervi- “The cost of losing the country is far worse than any “People are still going to come across, they’re just just way too many.” a prominent musical figure in Tomb-
sor for the Minuteman Project. monetary expenses,” Buck said. going to find a way around the sensors,” he said. Hydrociel is undergoing a transi- stone with his band Night Life. He
Minutemen hold rally in Naco to criticize Bush policies
tion period as the band searches for a often plays in The Crystal Palace and
competent vocalist who will bring a Big Nose Kate’s Saloon.
lot of variety to the band, Orgo Mar- Having an early musical career
tizez said. like his son does today, Martinez Sr.
Taryn White “This is not a race issue,” Gilchrist during the time they are working in and “stop illegal immigration,” the “We’re looking for someone began playing the drums at the age of
The Tombstone Epitaph said “This is a law abiding issue. By this country, was also a hot topic for Minutemen marched in 90- degree who’s very versatile,” he said. 4. After reaching 17, he switched to
the year 2025, if we don’t seal this il- many of the Minutemen volunteers. weather and protested throughout the “Someone who can do all kinds of the guitar, which he has played ever
About 60 protestors and Minute- legal alien invasion crisis, our voting “It’s a stupid program we don’t day. vocals.” since.
man volunteers streamed in and out of rights will be so diluted…you’ll have need it,” said Jerry Ellis, a volunteer “We are here to raise awareness,” Orgo Martinez began playing the His grandfather also was an expe-
a rally Saturday with strong criticisms more representation from aliens that from Garden Grove, Calif. “(President said Gayle Nyberg, a volunteer from drums at the age of 3, when his father rienced musician, Orgo Martinez
about the Bush administration’s han- are here illegally than from bona-fide Bush) always said that these are jobs Marrieta, Calif. “We are fed up with started getting him into the idea of said, performing as a background
dling of illegal immigration. American citizens.” that Americans won’t do. He’s never the laws not being enforced; we are all playing an instrument. guitarist for well-known artists such
James Gilchrist, founder of the An added 12,500 border patrol named them, I don’t think there is a against Bush’s policy of not dealing “I didn’t know any Country, Tex- as Ritchie Valens and Buddy Holly.
Minuteman Project, was one of many agents, a 400 percent increase in fund- job an American won’t do for half- with this issue.” mex or Oldies music at first,” he As he has matured into an experi-
to attend the rally at the U.S. Border ing for border patrol and a 400 percent way decent wages.” President Bush is not the only said. enced musician himself, Orgo Mar-
Patrol headquarters in Naco, Ariz. increase in funding for the immigra- The problem of illegal immigra- politician Minutemen are angry with. As he grew, Orgo Martinez began tinez accepts that struggling at times
Volunteers gathered early in the morn- tion of customs enforcement is the so- tion falls on employers and the Bush Many of the signs held by the volun- to play the drums by practicing on is simply a part of the lifestyle he has
ing and stayed until late in the after- lution to the illegal immigration issue, administration, according to Ellis. teers denounced Arizona’s Republican familiar tunes such as “La Bamba” chosen.
noon to protest the United States’ pol- according to Gilchrist. “It’s the employers that hire them Sen. John McCain. and “Wipeout.” He only played with Stuck in what he defines as a cur-
icy on border control. Gilchrist said if illegal immigra- that are helping this problem grow,” “McCain was a war hero, but I am Night Life occasionally until the age rent trend where most bands try to be
This rally was another event held tion continues at its current rate, the he said. “The employers need to start a Vietnam veteran as well,” said of 14, when he became the band’s “like Metallica and Tool,” he said
during the monthlong protest where consequences would include failing getting punished more, or at all, for Gilchrist. “We have as much right to permanent drummer. Hydrociel’s determination and vari-
the Minutemen have been gathering schools, bankrupt hospitals and a se- breaking the law and hiring illegal im- our opinion as he has to his. However, Although learning such a large ety will make them stand out.
along the U.S.-Mexico border to show ries of drug infestation problems. migrants. And the Bush administra- he has had no opinion and has com- variety of music took some getting “It’s all about the different styles
their disapproval of the amount of il- President George W. Bush’s recent tion needs to start doing something to pletely ignored this issue.” used to, he said learning many differ- coming together,” Orgo Martinez
legal immigrants coming into this temporary work program, where ille- protect the law.” McCain could not be reached for ent styles helped his musical knowl- said. “That’s what makes Hydrociel
country. gal immigrants are given amnesty Yelling “Mr. Bush do your job” comment. edge and increased his drumming work.”
Undocumented immigrants caught in legal Catch-22: can’t stay, can’t go
Young Mexican woman legally come into the country and exit again “To this day, (the factories) don’t pay at United States citizen and they wouldn’t know Immigration lawyer Pamela Hartman said
still dreaming of citizen-
without difficulty. all enough,” Maria said. the truth,” Maria said. “At the time, I had a the law stopped operating, time ran out, and
While in Tucson, she attended public Maria’s father did not bring home his pay- school I.D.” since then there has been no legislation ad-
ship after entering the
school. She enrolled in the fifth grade and check, but drank his share of the wages in- Common questions asked by Border Pa- dressing the gap in the 1996 Illegal Immigra-
began to learn English. She would go back to stead, she said. Maria’s mother was offered trol were “What is your address?” and tion Reform Immigrant Responsibility Act.
United States illegally
Mexico for summer vacations and at Christ- a job in Green Valley and decided to come to “Where do you live?” “Immigrants who have entered (the Unit-
mas to visit her dad. America to make more money, she said. She In perfect English, Maria was able to re- ed States) without being inspected could get
as a child During that time, she never thought of
herself as an “illegal alien,” a term consid-
needed to do something in order for her fam-
ily to survive.
cite her Tucson address.
But immigrants like Maria are not thumb-
an adjusted status if they paid the $1,000
penalty under federal law 245(i) and applied
ered a racial slur by some. Maria and her “My father didn’t want the responsibility ing their nose at the opportunities they have for citizenship,” Hartman said.
Laurie Laine family were just trying to have a better life, (of a family), even though he still was living been given. Nor does she take this experi- Now they must travel to a U. S. Consulate
The Tombstone Epitaph she said. (with us),” Maria said. ence lightly. With the help of her American in Mexico to apply for a visa, but if they
The Pew Hispanic Center states on its Maria’s mother had to do everything. family she has spent thousands of dollars to leave the country they cannot return for up to
Web site that 11 million undocumented peo- And, like most first-rate moms, she did what gain the rights that so many Americans take 10 years depending on the length of their un-
Of the thousands who illegally cross the ple live in America. Fifty-five percent are she had to do to subsist. for granted. lawful presence, Hartman said.
border each year, Maria was one of the un- Mexicans and Arizona is ranked among the As an undocumented worker, Maria’s Maria, now 25, is married to an American Immigrants like Maria cannot leave the
documented millions who made it, over and states with the highest population of unau- mother embraced a better life. citizen and working on attaining citizenship. country to apply for citizenship and they are
over again. thorized migrants. Maria said while applying for a permit to “My mom came because a friend in the not allowed to stay, said Kathryn Rodriguez,
Maria has never seen the Statue of Liber- When asked to recount the number of ille- come into the United States, they were ques- U.S. offered her a job,” Maria said. It was coordinating organizer for Derechos Hu-
ty, but she would like to. She would like to gal crossers, the Arizona Border Patrol tioned by border officers. the opportunity of a lifetime and possibly the manos.
see the copper lady’s invitation for “your spokesman Charles “Rob” Griffin said, “(The Border Patrol) took our passports only hope for one struggling Mexican family. “They are in limbo,” Rodriguez said.
tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearn- “What we count is apprehensions. We only and wanted proof that we were living in Maria was one of the lucky ones who “Forty percent (of the 6 million undocument-
ing to breathe free,” placed at the foot of the speak in concrete terms.” Mexico,” Maria said. “They didn’t know I began her petition for citizenship in the Unit- ed Mexican migrants) are waiting in the
monument in 1883. She would like to experi- The U.S. Customs and Border Protection was coming to school.” ed States prior to April 2001 when the Feder- wings in this country.”
ence that promise for herself. reported on their website that 384,954 un- Afterward, Maria had to come into the al Immigration and Nationality Act stopped Human rights organizations like Derechos
For 16 years, Maria, not her real name, documented immigrants were apprehended country illegally. operating immigration law 245(i). The law Humanos and migrants like Maria would like
has come into the United States at the No- in 2004. But they do not acknowledge the “I came in once and wasn’t able to go allowed people like Maria to apply for citi- to see a law like the 245(i) provision revised
gales port of entry. millions, like Maria who live here. back for three years,” Maria said. zenship. so that the 2.4 million Mexicans waiting to
In 1988, at the age of 9, Maria’s passport Prior to her job as a caregiver in America, During that time, her English got better so Immigration law is complicated, but in become citizens would finally have a means
allowed her to accompany her mother, who Maria’s parents worked in the Nogales Sam- that, by theeigth grade, she was able to effec- simplest terms the loss of the 245(i) law to establish citizenship.
had a job and a green card. Granted permits sonite factory from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. What tively communicate. meant the provision for staying in United Maria said that she, like millions of oth-
for three and five-day visits, she was able to they earned did not meet expenses. “I was able to lie and tell them I was a States was gone. ers, wants the chance to “breathe free.”
PAGE 5 F RIDAY, A PRIL 22, 2005
Queen of quilt
Spencer is a
The Tombstone Epitaph
Marian Spencer, 86, former
Tombstone snowbird of eight years
and permanent resident for 13
years, is known as the “Queen of
In 1984, at the age of 65,
Spencer began visiting Tombstone
as a snowbird with her husband and
returning to the Thumb of Michi-
gan in the spring.
She became a permanent resi-
dent of Tombstone after her hus-
band, Lynn Spencer, died in 1992.
Photo by Cory Casey / Spencer said she has quilted for 80
“I quilt for the enjoyment of it,
Historic district ‘slipping away’ without commission
pretty much,” she said. “My grand-
Three men looking down Allen Street, one of Tombstone’s historic remnants that the commission seeks to preserve for tourists for generations to come. mother wanted me to do something
to keep me out of mischief.”
As a child, Spencer said she
“happened to be around when old
ladies were quilting.” She has con-
Laurie Laine tinued quilting over the years.
Criteria for commission volun- commission that will work for them, the outcome of the recent issues. away,” and the work of the commis- Spencer said she and her best
The Tombstone Epitaph
teers, according to the ordinance, Lewis said. “It was not handled well,” Hunts- sion should prevent that from hap- friend, Winifred Bombyk, of Ap-
states “Members…shall have a “Good luck to anyone on the man said. “There was only a couple pening again. He also added that plegate, Mich., grew up in Carson-
Everyone seems to agree that the demonstrated interest, experience, or commission,” Lewis said. “If they of people on ego-trips that needed to Tombstone is not an 1880s town, but ville, Mich. and participated in
Historic Districts Commission has an knowledge in at least one of the fol- need help, I’m there to help them.” be kicked off and a couple who knew rather it is a 1920s town. quilting parties together at an early
important function maintaining lowing: history, architectural history, When asked if she planned to what they were doing and shouldn’t “Some members of the board age.
Tombstone’s landmark status. But architecture, historic interiors, his- apply for the commission, Lewis said have been kicked off.” wanted to improve the old ordi- “We met at a neighborhood
authorities disagree about the organi- toric architecture, planning archaeol- she will not. “I’m glad Larry (Noyse) got the nances, but they never got a hold of quilting bee,” Spencer said. “We
zation’s focus. ogy, historic archaeology, real estate, “I’d like to be a part of the com- position,” Huntsman said. “I think what the existing ordinances were,” became best friends and we’ve
The commission’s purpose was historic preservation or conservation, mission, but I was let down,” she he will be really good at it. The dis- Huntsman said. been best friends ever since.”
not clearly stated in the seven-page law or another historic preservation said. “To see what we did and ‘poof’ tricts commission is a wonderful “The mayor is doing a good job,” She said that her quilting was
document highlighting the ordi- or conservation related field.” it was gone was disappointing.” idea, but it hasn’t worked for a num- Huntsman said. “He inherited a also useful for helping those in
nances that govern the commission Lewis said she was honored to Shortly after the commission was ber of reasons.” tremendous task and problems from need.
either. have been asked to be on the com- dismantled it was announced anyone Huntsman said the lack of will- the previous administration.” “Quilting parties were put on by
Several former commission mem- mission. She was added when the interested in serving on the commis- ingness to enforce existing historic The historic districts policy must the ladies of the neighborhood for
bers could not agree on the commis- mayor and council changed the num- sion could reapply. districts ordinances is the primary be consistently enforced so every- people who suffered a disaster of
sion’s purpose, nor could the mayor ber of commission members from “Turn applications in to City problem. body knows what the policies are, some sort,” Spencer said. “It was a
or the city clerk. seven to 11. Hall,” DeJournett said. “The more “I applaud the new mayor’s ef- Huntsman said. good way to help people out. I did
Some, including Mayor Andree Born and raised in Tombstone, an the merrier.” forts,” he said. “But rather than Tim Fattig, co-owner of Helldora- it until age 14.”
DeJournett, speculated this may have honors student majoring in anthro- The mayor said the council decid- straighten out and work with what do Town was an active member of Spencer said there were times in
caused problems with the recent pology and history at Cochise Col- ed to reduce the number of commis- they had, (the mayor and council) de- the commission, but ceased to partic- her life that were too hectic to keep
commission making it unable to lege, and a volunteer for the Tomb- sion members from 11 to seven be- cided to deconstruct and revamp the ipate when Dan Arnold took over. up her hobby.
function effectively. DeJournett also stone Courthouse State Historic cause the larger number was too dif- existing commission and ordi- “I quit,” Fattig said. “Conflict of “I didn’t quilt while in high
said it was well known that the com- Park, Lewis was enthusiastic about ficult to manage. nances.” interest.” school. I just couldn’t find time to
mission was dismantled because the helping preserve Tombstone’s 1880s Applications were received from The mayor describes the focus of It is a problem in the commission do it,” she said.
members could not get along. history. Larry Noyse, the new chairman, Bill the Historic Districts Commission as to be seen as more of a personal com- “The last year of high school I
“The commission was fighting “You have to have good inten- Pakinkis and Derek Carewe immedi- preservation of the 60 remaining mercial interest than actual historic worked for my room and board in
and bickering and we got tired of it,” tions and historic interests (to be on ately following the invitation to sub- structures that are still standing in the preservation, according to Fattig. town,” Spencer said. “I did house-
DeJournett said. “The city attorney the commission),” Lewis said. “I mit resumes. Susan Remsik later ap- downtown area. He said renovations “Larry (Noyse) is an excellent work, scrubbed floors, helped cook
said it’s bad, so just start over.” don’t fault the mayor for his decision plied. follow a standard. person,” Fattig said. “His ability to meals. I also did laundry.”
Former commission member (to dismantle the commission), but I The commission also includes ap- “The (Park Service) is not look- affect anything political is up in the Upon graduation from high
Nancy Lewis, said one problem with don’t agree with it.” pointed positions, a building official, ing for you to make everything old air, but as for his motivations, I think school, Spencer attended Eastern
the commission was that some mem- “I’m on the Tombstone Restora- Tom Wright, and a council member, here,” DeJournett said. “There’s not he’ll be a great force for good.” Michigan University. She majored
bers were trying to initiate laws and tion Commission,” Lewis said. “We Stacy Korbeck-Reeder. much new building going on down- Dan Arnold, former Historic Dis- in English. In 1938, Spencer earned
police them without proper authority. don’t have the same kind of prob- “We’re just one member short,” town. It’s maintenance. Preserve it tricts Commission chairman, was un- her bachelor’s degree in education
“The Historic Commission can- lems (as the Historic Districts Com- said Marilyn Slade, city clerk. and take care of it. That’s all.” available for comment. with a life certificate in teaching.
not make laws,” Lewis said. “We mission). Everyone gets along and Joe Huntsman, owner of Wells The mayor said the lack of an ac- The new commission conducted “I taught for half a year before I
were an advisory committee to the they do a great job.” Fargo RV Park and former commis- tive, functioning commission has al- their first meeting at Schieffelin Hall married my husband in 1939,” she
council and mayor.” Tombstone businesses want a sion member, was disappointed by lowed historic buildings to “slip on Wednesday, April 20. said.
Spencer and her husband raised
Minutemen may affect tourism
five children, Nancy, 62, Bonnie,
59, Bob, 58, Mary Lou, 56, and
actions might not have impeded tourism be ignoring why illegal immigrants are Bill, 54.
revenue from first-time visitors. risking their own lives to come to the “I taught on and off during
Gina Duran, an employee at Vogan’s U.S. World War II. I worked as a dairy
Alley Bar on Fremont Street, said she “There’s a bit of a mentality underly- farmer most of my marriage to help
Elizabeth Thompson hasn’t noticed a slowdown in business. ing this about hunting human beings,” put my children through college,”
“I think they’ve hurt tourism here,” the first couple of weeks it seemed like a “Common tourists haven’t been real- Doty said. “What’s being lost in all of Spencer said.
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Wells said. “All of the media attention lot of tourists were staying away,” Clark ly concerned about it,” Duran said. “If this is why people would be so desperate Spencer said she quilted some of
surrounding them has made people in said. “It was definitely because of all of anything, I think the minutemen have to come over.” the time while dairy farming and
Tombstone’s business owners are not other parts of the country think it’s real- the media hype too, people don’t want to raised some curiosity in people about Stephanie Komechak, of the Tomb- continued quilting regularly until
sure if the Minutemen have helped or ly violent here and they wouldn’t be safe be surrounded by a political storm when what’s going on.” stone Visitor’s Center, said she thinks now.
hurt tourism since they arrived in town if they came.” they’re on vacation.” Roxanne Doty, a professor of politi- the Minutemen volunteers themselves Spencer was a 4-H leader for 25
April 1. Wells admits tourism season natural- Doug Reinke, a tourist from Chicago cal science at Arizona State University, have helped tourism. years and a member of the Cooper-
While the Minutemen, armed civil- ly slows down in April due to warmer said he had heard about the Minutemen came to Tombstone for the weekend to “I’ve had six Minutemen in here ative Extension Organization in
ian volunteers spending April patrolling weather, but some vacationers who and the problems surrounding illegal get a feel for the political climate in today asking me where to buy things,” Michigan.
the Arizona border between Douglas make yearly trips to Tombstone have de- immigration in the Southwest from the southern Arizona over illegal immigra- Komechak said. She is also a member of the
and Naco, are filling the rooms of cided to stay home this year. media, but he and his wife weren’t con- tion. She said tourists who might be stay- Family and Community Education
Tombstone’s hotels, local business “I know a few customers of ours who cerned about coming. Doty said she is not sure about the ing out of Tombstone and southern Ari- Organization, which is now known
owners are concerned it may be keeping haven’t made the trip this year because it “I don’t see why people wouldn’t motivations of the Minutemen’s pa- zona because of concerns over violence as the Extension Homemakers in
tourists out of town. may be too dangerous.” come because of safety issues,” Reinke trolling and their presence in the media. are misinformed. Tombstone.
Judy Wells, co-owner of Shooters Larry Grant, an employee at Nellie said. “Neither minutemen nor undocu- “This seems like it’s more to put on a “I think a lot of people just don’t Spencer has been a member of
BBQ on Fremont Street, said she thinks Cashman’s restaurant, 117 S. Fifth St., mented citizens pose a threat to me.” show,” Doty said, “and less about a le- know what’s going on here, and that’s the Tombstone Association of the
the presence of the Minutemen may said he also believes the Minutemen’s While some returning Tombstone gitimate concern over immigration is- why they’re scared,” Komechak said. Arts, Ltd. since 1987.
have slowed down the flow of diners in presence slowed tourism traffic. tourists decided on another vacation sues.” “They’re just not watching the news The association is a non-profit
the restaurant. “It’s starting to blow over now, but destination this year, the Minutemen’s Doty believes the Minutemen might enough. The unknown is always scary.” organization dedicated to the
restoration of the historic building
housing the art gallery and gift
shop and providing a community
7. Ornate light source center for the arts in Tombstone.
By Shawn Patrick Green / Epitaph
1. Plant pouch 1. Took place at 8. Pond find, singular Spencer said the association
4. Quarrel 2. Place for spectacle 9. Pre-tree contributes to many local causes,
10. Before 3. Temperature scale 15. Pub order including the food bank and the an-
11. Setting 4. Abusive criticism 19. Not operating imal shelter and provides two an-
12. Number system 5. Planetary explorer 21. Canines, for exam- nual $1,000 college scholarships,
base 6. High card ple one for excellence in art and one
13. Pay back 23. Seven Seas for music.
14. Consumption 24. Tiny Spencer also serves as the Sec-
16. Pop 25. Flutter
Last Issue’s answers
retary of the Pearl of Venus Chap-
17. Hammer target 26. Top notch ter Six Order of Eastern Star, a
18. __ v. Wade 28. Gratis branch of the Masonic Family, in
20. Understand 30. “Don’t pitch a __” Tombstone, Bisbee and Douglas.
22. Current She said she has been a member
25. Distant for 65 years.
Answers for Spencer said she has participat-
29. Slacker ed with the Needle Nuts, a craft
31. Flower lover
this group, since 1992.
32. Write “I quilt for recreation and when
crossword on people need something done,”
34. Grow incisors Spencer said. “I do quilting, em-
35. A few
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make stuffed animals.”
Tombstone: a place to wed
PAGE 6 F RIDAY, A PRIL 22, 2005
Jennifer Ellis including a bridal path with a rose take care of people and have good
The Tombstone Epitaph arbor. food and be happy.”
At the end of the path is a gaze- It costs $65 for Legion members
bo, perfect for a wedding, Sally to rent the hall and $130 for non-
It’s nearly wedding time in Alves said. The B&B includes a members. There is an additional
Tombstone. bridal suite, complete with a king- $65 cleaning fee and a $50 security
Whether the ceremonies have a size bed, a fireplace and a spa. deposit.
western feel to them or fall on the Although the bed and breakfast People interested in renting must
more traditional side, weddings here does not hold receptions, other contact the bar manager two to four
tend to bring the community togeth- places handle that aspect. Curly months in advance, according to
er in celebration. Bill’s caters to small weddings, Eve Holder. Most people pay half at
Tombstone residents Casey Mor- Sally Alves said. least two weeks prior to the wedding
ris and Thomas Olah said “I do” this Other common places to get mar- and the balance on the day of the
month at Curly Bill’s Bed and ried include the churches, the Holi- event.
Breakfast. day Inn Express and the Tombstone Tombstone takes a lot of interest
The Rev. Harry Hanes performed Courthouse State Historic Park. in weddings compared to bigger
the ceremony. Hanes is an active The Morris-Olah reception was cities, according to Olah’s brother,
member in the community and often at the American Legion where Ralph Joseph. Many places ignore wed-
gives a lot of his wedding revenue and Eve Holder run the kitchen. The dings, but the community here takes
back to the town, Morris said. Legion has a hall that holds up to a lot of notice, he said.
It’s common for people to dress 200 people. “It’s like Cheers, where every-
in 1880s western style, but Morris People have a choice of a buffet body knows your name,” Morris
said she preferred to go the tradi- or a menu for sit down meals, Eve said. “It’s nice to do this in this town
tional route. Holder said. Prices run from $6 to because it’s kind of like a family re-
Sally and Jerry Alves own Curly $9 a plate, she said. union…Everyone you care about is
Bill’s, which has accommodations “We just have a good time doing going to be at the same place at the
for an outdoor wedding ceremony, it,” Eve Holder said. “We like to same time.”
Photo by Hillary Davis / Epitaph
Left - Minuteman project volunteers at Naco rally.
Above - View through a cactus at Tombstone’s Boothill cemetery.
This week’s crossword answer Photo by Taryn White / Epitaph
Reischl leaves his mark on Desert Christian in Tucson
He signed his letter of intent to play Playing sports at Tombstone means
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baseball at Gateway Community College that the trips to other schools are usually
As Tombstone’s baseball season in Phoenix, where he will be playing long and a lot of time is spent traveling.
comes to an end, it’s time to say goodbye under former University of Arizona assis- “It can be draining. We call the 2A di-
to the graduating seniors and team leader tant coach Victor Solis. vision the ‘bus league’ because so much
Byron Reischl. “I’m really excited to move on to the time is spent on the bus. But the team gets
Reischl, a four-year varsity starter in next level and get out on my own,” said along so well, the time goes by quick. I’m
baseball and football is finishing his high Reischl. going to miss hanging out with the guys
school career in a big way. He hopes to play at Gateway for two on those long trips,” Reischl said.
He leads the Yellowjackets in many of- years, and then move on to a university, Outside of sports and school, Reischl
fensive categories, including a batting av- where he plans on studying engineering. likes to spend his free time playing the gui-
erage close to .500 and over 10 homeruns. “I want to eventually be a civil engi- tar and relaxing.
But to Reischl, personal stats are not neer in Tucson or Phoenix. But I am will- “I just got a Les Paul, so I’ve been
important in sports. ing to explore other things if they come playing that a lot,” Reischl said.
“I love spending time with the team,” up,” said Reischl. Reischl said his experience at Tomb-
Reischl said. “It’s something I’m going to While Reischl was growing up, he stone Union has taught him some very in-
miss when I graduate.” looked upon his brother Marcus as a role tangible aspects that are hard to gain else-
The Yellowjacket’s season started off model. where and added that he’s going to miss
great, but they eventually fell short of the “He plays arena football, and I always hanging out with teammates more than
playoffs for the second straight year. looked up to him,” said Reischl. anything.
“It’s a bittersweet ending for my ca- Sports were not the only thing that “I have learned a lot about working as
reer, but I’ve had a lot of fun,” Reischl Reischl was concerned with in high a team. Going to a small school is hard
said. school. His parents pressured him to excel unless you have great teammates, which
In his four years as a varsity baseball in the classroom. we have,” said Reischl. “I think I am leav-
player, Reischl has been selected to the 2A “My parents always challenged me ing an example of a kid that can achieve in
All-Conference team all four years. He academically. I’ve learned that an educa- and out of the classroom.”
has also been selected to the team the four tion is the most important thing,” said So with the end of his high school ca-
years he played football, and three years Reischl. reer rounding third and heading for home,
Photo by Bryan Pelekoudas / Epitaph for basketball. “This has been the best year as far as Reischl is looking to the future, and hopes
Tombstone Yellowjacket Byron Reischl following through after hitting his second homerun of So as the season ends, Reischl is think- team chemistry. Everyone is getting that his time spent as a Yellowjacket will
ing about his future in terms of college and along, and its just been a great year,” Reis- help him as he moves on to college and the
Softball team’s fate lies in coin flip
the game against Desert Christian April 8. Reischl is in his senior year at Tombstone and plans
on playing at Gateway Community College next year. continuing sports. chl said. rest of his life.
vere about his team’s prospects of earning a trip to the One specific player Devere mentioned was Maira
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state tournament for the second straight year and the Alvarado. He said she had been taking on much of the
second time in school history. catching duties in Floyd’s absence.
It will not be a clutch hit, a well-placed pitch or a “We’ve got to step up and play our game, but Although the Yellowjackets have a few under-
key defensive play that will determine the Tombstone we’ve been playing well.” classmen sprinkling their roster, they are a team
High School girls softball teams’ place in next weeks’ Tombstone is coming off a 12-3 win over Desert loaded with seniors and both Devere and senior Kim
region tournament. Christian High School Tuesday night in Tombstone. Swift agreed this could help the team in the postsea-
It is rather the flip of a coin. With the win, the Yellowjackets secured a region son.
The Yellowjackets, tied for second place in the 2A playoff berth by way of their bats. “Experience always helps,” said Devere. “We
Desert Region with Pusch Ridge and the No. 2 seed, Ashley Baker and Jessica Childers each hit home- made mistakes last year that cost us a higher seed in
will be decided today at Tucson’s St. Gregory College runs in the team’s second win over DCHS. the state tournament. I expect the team to learn from
Prep in a coin flip at 10 a.m. According to Devere, the pitching against the Ea- them.”
Pusch Ridge and Tombstone finished with the gles struggled a bit with Jeo Thompson throwing 5 in- Swift said the experience gained from last seasons
same region record and split the season series at one nings and Breanna Lee going the final two. The pair trip to the state tournament, where the team won one
apiece, so the tiebreaker is a coin toss. combined for 11 strikeouts, but walked four batters. game until falling to the eventual state champion, will
If Tombstone wins the coin flip, it will face the Devere said the team’s pitching will be a major help them compete this season.
No. 4 seed from their region Baboquivari, who the factor come postseason play. “As long as we’re a good team we’ll be success-
Yellowjackets swept on the season. “In softball, pitching is always key,” he said. ful,” she said comparing the Yellowjackets squad to a
If they lose the flip they will drop to the region “We’ve had some problems with walks, but nothing family saying they are all like sisters.
tournaments No. 3 seed and would face the No. 2 major.” That family unit will be put to a test starting next
seed from the north portion of the region. Besides pitching, Devere said the team would Friday, April 29 in Casa Grande when the region tour-
That spot has yet to be determined with a couple have to overcome the loss of catcher Jessica Floyd. nament begins. Today’s coin flip will determine who
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teams in the running. Floyd, who Devere calls “the best catcher in the and when Tombstone plays. A Tombstone softball player slides into home in the
No matter what spot the Lady Yellowjackets fall conference,” broke her leg earlier this month and the If the Yellowjackets can pull off a win in Casa Yellowjackets’ win over St. Gregory last weekend. A coin flip
into, they will have to win one game in the region team has had to replace one of its better players. Grande, they will earn a berth in the state playoffs today will determine the softball team’s seeding in next weeks
tournament in order to advance to state. “We’ve had a couple kids step up and fill that which are scheduled to start Friday, May 6 at the Desert Region Tournament in Casa Grande.
“I feel pretty good,” said head coach Robert De- spot,” he said. Tempe Sports complex.