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U.S. BRIEFS Airline keeps to schedule (AP 7 Frontier Airlines kept a full flight sched- , d ? med reports the Doubled carrilr was on £S P3 i mg \ ts p J anes and g° in g to bankruptcy court. av ?l agents have stopped writing tickets on Fron- r, other airlines made plans in case thev have to handle more passengers, and some Frontier employees drew money out of their credit union Friday montTrJ^ 1 ^K 4V ?00 employees nationwide, lost $10 million a month during the first six months of this year. It serves 60 cities in 22 states across the country and in Canada and Mexico. h a «H P w E ?P re f s ' which is negotiating to sell the Denver- based Frontier to United Airlines for $146 million, has been tight-lipped about its plans for Frontier, but Frontier officials strongly denied a shutdown was imminent "Frontier Dispatch says night control has had no instructions from corporate to operate the airline in other than a scheduled manner for the foreseeable future," the company said in a memo distributed to employees Friday night 'There is apparently quite a bit of fabrication going on," it said, adding that some flight changes were caused by a plane temporarily out of service. lacocca group low-key WASHINGTON (AP) - A spokesman for the committee formed to persuade Lee lacocca to run for president which has collected less than $10,000 so far. savs the group didn't try to raise any more than that. ' "We don't have any reason to amass a lot of money at this point. We were sensitive to the fact that lacocca would not like to see a big bank account. As we get into 1987 we will step up the fund raising." said committee spokesman Greg Schneiders. The Draft Lee lacocca for President Committee filed a financial statement with the Federal Election Committee on Friday showing receipts of $9,598 through June 30. The committee spent $3,155 and had $6,446 cash on hand, but owed S13 - 078 - Th e total raised came from eight contributors. lacocca. chairman of Chrysler Corp., has disavowed anv connection with the committee and says he doesn't want to run for president. Firefighters sent home Hundreds of firefighters were sent home Saturday after two weeks of fighting forest and range fires in the Northwest, and crews hoped to have the biggest remaining blaze contained bv Monday. However, officials warned that the threat of more fires remained high. Rain and cooler temperatures helped cut the acreage of fires still out of control in the Northwest to about 29,700. said Dave Damron. spokesman for the federal government's Boise Interagency Fire Center. That was only one-third of the fires raging out of control throughout the West early last week. About 18,000 firefighters were mobilized at the peak of the fires, including 12.000 in the field. But Damron said the work force had dropped to 10,700 by Saturday, and thousands more were expected to be released during the weekend. Since Aug. 1. 742,343 acres of forest and range have been burned by 6.724 fires, most of them lightning-caused and almost all in the Northwest. Widespread lightning storms over Oregon. Idaho and Montana on Aug. 10 triggered most of the blazes. Train derails, 4 injured NORTH PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - Thirty-seven cars of a 5, -car freight train derailed early Saturday, injuring four hobos and closing Southern Pacific's tracks, authorities said. The cause of the derailment was not known. Southern Pacific spokesman Bob Hoppe said. The Los Angeles-to-Chicago freight derailed just south of Interstate lOat 12:05 a.m. The train was hauling new cars, televisions, roller skates and teddy bears. Proctor said. Some of the cargo was strewn along the tracks when the train went off the tracks. The four hobos, who were apparently riding the train, suffered minor injuries, said Riverside County fire Capt. Dan Proctor. Three of the men were treated at Desert Hospital in Palm Springs and released, said a nursing supervisor who refused to identify herself. The derailment closed Southern Pacific's main line 100 miles east of Los Angeies, but it was expected to be reopened by late Saturday, Hoppe said. The derailment forced Amtrak to reroute passenger trains over the Santa Fe Railroad line. Hoppe said. Amtrak passengers destined for Yuma. Ariz., were being bused there from Phoenix, where the Santa Fe's line stops. John Deere workers strike MOL1NE, 111. (AP) — United Auto Workers at three Deere & Co. plants struck Saturday after their contract expired, and company and union officials said no new talks were scheduled. "We proposed a contract that did not take away wages or benefits." said Brian Aim, spokesman for the world's leading farm tractor manufacturer. "We are not seeking to take anything away, but we cannot afford to give more after losing $170 million this year." The proposal, rejected by the union, called for a 37-month contract in which the 4,300 striking employees would have "the opportunity" for a raise, the company said in a statement. The statement did not elaborate. Bill Casstevens, a UAW spokesman, said Saturday that the major sticking point in the contract was job security and the company's efforts to "emasculate our cost-of-living benefits." No negotiations are planned, said Casstevens and Deere spokesman Bob Shoup. MX completes test launch WASHINGTON (AP) - An MX missile carrying nine dummy warheads flew 4,200 miles to a target area in the Pacific on Saturday, completing the 13th test launch of the missile, the Pentagon said. The missile lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and for the first time delivered its unarmed warheads to two separate locations within the Kwajalein Missile Range, the Pentagon said in a statement. The 30-minute flight began at 11 :25 a.m. PDT. The MX will carry 10 independently targetable warheads each with a range of more than 6,000 miles. The Air Force plans to have 10 MX missiles in silos at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming by December. A crew from the Wyoming base was sent to participate in Saturday's test, the Pentagon said. 15 Miss Galveston hopefuls announced Sunday Morning, August24,1986 OIlu (Saiueaton Bailti &euia 11-A ByJACKSTENGLER News Staff Writer GALVESTON - Contestants entered in the 1987 Miss Galveston Pageant were presented at a special breakfast Saturday held at Sea-Arama Marineworld. The 15 contestants listed in the event are Yvette Arredondo, Jackie De Santo, Renee Galin, Susan Garbotz, Linda Sue Johnson, Thomala Roberson, Jill Russo, Barbara Salinas, Monica Salinas, Sonia Taylor, Lesa Travis, Shari Trbula, Stephanie Stenzel, Stacey Lindsey and Kelly Wicklander. The 13 contestants attending the breakfast were introduced by Pat Hallisey, who is on the executive committee of the pageant. The women will compete in the Miss Texas USA Preliminary on Sept. 13, at the San Luis Hotel, for more than $4,500 in gifts and prizes and a chance to be named Miss Galveston and Miss Galveston County. Each winner will then compete in the Miss Texas USA Pageant, which is held in San Antonio each year. Judges for the preliminary event include Liz Payer, coordinator of hospital community relations at the University of Texas Medical Branch; Evangeline Wharton, chairman of the Texas Historical Foundation Committee; Ron Vuy, general manager of the San Luis Hotel; Frank Carmona, county Precinct 2 commissioner; and Bob Boudreaux, co-host of "Live at Five" on Channel 13 in Houston. The event is being presented by the Galveston Hotel-Motel Association, Hot Tropics suntan U.S., Egyptian units to hold 4-day exercise CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Egyptian and U.S. naval and air force units will begin four days of maneuvers in the Mediterranean on Sunday, the official Middle East News Agency said Saturday. The brief report, "which carried no attribution, said the manuevers would take place in Egyptian and international waters. It gave no details. U.S. military officials in Washington confirmed maneuvers are planned, but said only they will be "naval in nature' and will not involve ground troops. The officals said details were being kept secret at Egvptian army request. The last joint Egyptian-U.S. military' exercises were in August 1985. lotion and Island Visitors Network. Tickets for the event are $5 and $7.50 and may be purchased at the Olde Witwer Studio, or by contacting Michelle Hatmaker at 7448714 or Valerie Gaona at 762-0895. WILLIAM CHAISSON Concert Pianist Artist Teacher in Piano Shepherd School of Music Rice University Announces acceptance of private pupils in Galveston. For information call 762-1151 OUR 7.50% MONEY MARKET BEATS THE 6% MONEY IUNDS. Commonwealth Savings 7 Money Market Account pays more than most national money market funds. Commonwealth pays 7.50% on a SlO,000 balance or more, and that's well above Donoghue's 30 day Money Fund Average/" 6.04% as of Au- 3 gust I, 1986. Under $10,000 we sti/l pay top rates. Even with a Sl,000 investment, we pay 7.00% and that's on every dollar in your account! And unlike some ._, national money market H .; funds, we're convenient and accessible. You have 24 hour a day access to your funds through MPACT' machines statewide and nationwide through the CIRRUS ° network of automated teller machines. " You can write a maxi; mum of three checks per > month and make unlim- y ited over-the-counter p withdrawals at any ^ Commonwealth Savings % office. Many are open ^ seven days a week, 9AM to | 8PM. You even get monthly d'' account statements. F or the account that pays more than most national money market funds, come to Commonwealth Savings. GALVESTON BANKING CENTER 61st ot Central City inside Randall's Foodmarket 740-2408 a^cei De:c~ $1.000 earn 5 25% Rates s^b eel to change w,thout notice v.ember of Commonv. e.<l:h Fir.cmcv.i Group Creating Winners Julie Lothamer " Reservations Manager Holiday Inn Julie Lothamer is a valuable employee to a major beachfront hotel and an enthusiastic student of Galveston College's Hotel/Restaurant Management program. COME BY THE MAIN CAMPUS AT 4015 AVENUE Q TO REGISTER FOR THE FALL 1986 SEMESTER. This is Galveston CollegeJKf OPEN REGISTRATION AUGUST 27 & 28 O.OO a.m. til 8:00 p.m.) CLASSES START SEPTEMBER 2 For more information Call 763-6551